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The Florida Dental Convention (FDC) is the official meeting of the Florida Dental Association (FDA). The 2017 Florida Dental Convention will be held June 22-24, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. FDA member dentists receive free pre-registration to this annual meeting as a member benefit. We offer three full days of continuing education as well as an exhibit hall featuring more than 360 booths with more than 300 companies. A 13-member committee of FDA member dentists work to create a dynamic, engaging scientific program for all dental professionals each year. Come join us!


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the site of FDC2017. Gaylord Palms is located at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Orlando, FL 34746. Click here for directions. Click here for information about discounted Disney World theme parks tickets.

Hotel Reservations

FDC2017 has a block of rooms set aside for attendees and exhibitors at a special convention rate of $193, including self-parking, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. To make your hotel reservation click here or contact the hotel at 407.586.2000. 

FDC2017 also offers a budget-friendly room block at the Spinghill Suites by Marriott conveniently located 3 miles from Gaylord Palms. The room rate is $121 per night, plus a $5 nightly parking fee.  Click here or contact the hotel directly at 407.938.9001 to make your reservations today.

Parking and Shuttle Bus Service

Remote parking is the most convenient option for FDC attendees. There is a charge for parking at Gaylord Palms if you are not a guest of the hotel. Parking is extremely limited for drive-in attendees not staying at the hotel.

Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided from a non-congested, convenient remote parking site located just minutes from Gaylord Palms Resort. Shuttle service will begin Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 a.m. and continues through Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Registering Children

Children under 12 years of age do not need to be registered and will not receive a badge. Children are not allowed in education sessions.

Kids Nite Out

Kids Nite Out offers an in-room child care service that customizes the experience based on the age of the child. Certified and insured staff members bring along a bag of age-appropriate books, games and other toys to ensure the sitting time is memorable for the child. Standard in-room child care reservations can be made through Gaylord Palms’ Concierge or by calling 407.828.0920. There is a four-hour child care minimum, and reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.