2023 Annual Fall Symposium and Alumni Weekend

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 3:30pm to Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10:00pm
Lexington, KY

Join us for the UK College of Dentistry’s Annual Fall Symposium & Alumni Weekend and our “Barrels & Kegs” Tasting and Silent Auction Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Don’t miss a fun weekend of reminiscing with fellow alumni, former and current faculty, staff, students, and friends on Oct 12-14. All College of Dentistry alumni are welcome, especially the Reunion Classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018.

Click a link below for details.

Hotel Information

UKCD has a block of rooms at a group rate of $209/night for Oct 12-October 14 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, located at 369 W. Vine Street, Lexington.  Make hotel reservations ONLINE or by calling 859-231-9000 or toll free 1-877-539-1648 (and ask for the UK Dentistry block). The block closes on September 12, 2023, so reserve your room now. 

The Hilton has sold out for Friday night, but we sill have discounted rooms available on Thursday and Saturday. 

Additional hotel information: A secondary block is available at the Campbell House Hotel (while inventory remains). If you book a Campbell House room before Tuesday, September 12, 2023, you will receive a discounted rate of $189 when you ask for the "UGW" group block. Please call 859-255-4281 to make your reservation or book ONLINE

Football Ticket Information

UK Athletics has provided a link to purchase tickets for the football game versus Missouri. We have a block of reserved lower level seats across Sections 11-12 so our alumni can sit together at the game. Use the following link to purchase your football game tickets directly from the athletics department: https://fevo.me/ukdentistryalumnitix 

*UK Athletics is excited to announce mobile ticketing for all UK Athletics home events! You'll be able to avoid will call lines, waiting for tickets to arrive in the mail, enjoy quick and contactless entry into venues and easily access and transfer tickets to friends or family all from your mobile device! See the UK MOBILE TICKETING GUIDE (https://ukathletics.com/mobile-ticketing-central/) for more details. Barrels & Kegs Bourbon Tasting and Silent Auction

Make plans to join us on Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:00-9:30 pm, for an event benefiting the UK College of Dentistry Alumni Association. 

Schedule Highlights

Thursday, October 12
Donald E. Knapp, DDS, PhD, Memorial Lecture 
  • 3:30–5:00 pm Lecture
  • 5:00–6:00 pm Reception
  • Location: College of Dentistry
  • Free CE credit for all Alumni
  • Register now here.
12th Annual Barrels & Kegs Tasting and Silent Auction
  • 7:00–9:30 pm
  • Hilton Downtown Lexington
  • Silent Auction ends at 9:00 pm
  • Tickets:
    • Individual - $50 
    • Couple - $80 
    • Students - $25 
Friday, October 13
General CE Course and Alumni Meeting 
  • 7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:15–11:30 am Course Time
  • "Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Orthodontics" presented by Dr. Michele Ranta 
  • Hilton Lexington/Downtown
    • Regular price - $175 
    • UKCD Lifetime/Active Alumni Association Member price - $150 
    • UKCD Alumni Board Members/Emeritus Faculty - $Free 
Keeneland Fall Meet Horse Racing
Reserved Keeneland tickets have sold out. After registering, you may contact Ryan Vicini (rlvici2@uky.edu) to be added to a waitlist. You may also purchase general admission tickets directly from Keeneland here.
  • Time: Gates open at 11:00 am. Post time for the first race is 1:05 pm. 
  • Reserved Phoenix Room Tickets - $100 each - LIMIT TWO PER REGISTRATION
55th Anniversary Lunch for the Class of 1968
  • 12:00 pm
  • Hilton Downtown Lexington
  • Free to Class of 68 members and a plus one
55th Anniversary Dinner for the Class of 1968 (For Class of 68 members and guests only)
  • 6:00 pm
  • Hilton Downtown Lexington
  • Cost: $50 per person
Alumni Reception at Spindletop Hall (All Classes)
  • 6:30-9:00 pm
    • Full Dinner Buffet Included (7:00 pm)
    • Distinguished Alumni Awards (7:45 pm)
    • Anniversary Class Photos (8:15 pm)
    • Spindletop Hall
    • Tickets:
      • $50 per person 
      • $90 per couple 
Saturday, October 14
50th Anniversary Brunch for the Class of 1973 
  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • Hosted by Dean Okeson at UK College of Dentistry
  • Free to Class of 73 members and a plus one
UKCD Tailgate for UK vs. Missouri Football
  • Tailgate will be 3 hours prior to game time (TBA)
  • Hosted with UK Alumni Association 
  • Location: Blue Courts next to Pieratt Intramural Fields 
  • Tickets: 
    • Children 12 and under free
    • $25 per person 

CE Information 

CE Title: “Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Orthodontics”

Speaker: Michele Ranta, DDS

CE Credits: 3 credit hours.

Tuition: Regular registration - $175; UKCD Lifetime/Active Member of the Alumni Association - $150

Location: In-person at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.

Schedule: 7:30 am for registration and breakfast; course time from 8:15 – 11:30 am.

Educational Methods: Live interactive lecture presentation.

Intended Audience: This course is appropriate for general dentists, hygienists, and dental team members.

Registration deadline: Register online by Oct 6, 2023

Questions: Ryan Vicini, UKCD Alumni Director, rlvici2@uky.edu or 859-323-6676






Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Michele Ranta completed a BA and DDS in her home state at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ranta practiced in Chicago before falling in love with Austin, where she has since called home. She has been treating patients with Invisalign for 12 years in private practice. After 10 years at large group practices, Dr. Michele purchased a failing dental practice. With clear aligner therapy and iTero technology as the forefront of her approach to comprehensive dentistry, within 3 years she has 5x the profitability and staff of her office. She is now a Platinum provider and is on pace for Diamond in 2023. 

Dr. Ranta is the leader of several Invisalign study clubs and acts as a mentor to dentists around the country. She was rated the #1 speaker at the Galler Reingage Convention in 2021. She is an innovator among the Invisalign Faculty and her skills are in high demand as an American Academy of Clear Aligners ClinCheck Cowgirl. 

Conflict of Interest:
Dr. Ranta indicates that she has received honoraria from Align Technology.
The staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry have no relevant financial relationships to disclose pertaining to this course.  Members of the CE Planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Thanks to Align Technology for their financial support in making this CE event happen!

Course Descriptions: 

In this educational session, gain confidence to prescribe Invisalign® clear aligner treatment and use the most advanced ClinCheck® software to help your cases finish predictably. Dr. Ranta will show you how to leverage tools from the Align Dental Platform® to help simplify your cases and treat MORE of your patients efficiently and profitably! She will share a fundamental knowledge of orthodontics movement with clear aligners, with a focus on crowded arches as this is the most common malocclusion that practitioners see in their practice. She will also focus on key considerations in treatment planning for rotated teeth, and deep bite correction. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of how Invisalign clear aligners move teeth.
  • Distinguish between simple and complex orthodontic movements.
  • Gain fundamental understanding of the power of ClinCheck software. 

Lecture time: 

8:15 - 11:30 am

Cancellation Policy: 

UK College of Dentistry Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or modify a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty, or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued. Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfare or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation. 

Refund Policy:

A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations prior to the course date. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date. Please note that a request most be received via email before a refund may be processed. For virtual classes, registrants may choose to receive a full tuition credit toward another course taken withinthe academic year. 

ADA Statement:
It is the policy of the University College of Dentistry to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant of this meeting has a disability that requires special on-site accommodations, we will be happy to be of assistance. Please call 859-323-6676 at least one week prior to the meeting.

Accreditation Information:
ADA CERPUniversity of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UK College of Dentistry's current term of recognition is May 2019 through December 2023. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at CCEPR.ADA.org

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry designates this activity for 3.0 hours of continuing education credits.

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