Attendees… Know Before You Go

SDDS’ 43rd Annual MidWinter Convention
Presented by the Sacramento District Dental Society
February 8-9, 2024

Your MidWinter Convention experience is just TWO WEEKS away! The following information is intended to assist you in ensuring a successful experience at this year’s convention. A message from SDDS’ 2024 President – Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS.

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, 2nd Floor
1400 J Street, downtown Sacramento

Enter the convention center via the West Lobby entrance located at 13th & K Streets. Take the escalator or elevator to the 2nd floor. The registration desk will be located in the Ballroom A Pre-Function area. Pick up your badge and relevant convention materials at the registration desk. Be sure to wear your badge at all times during the convention. Replacement badges are $10 each.

PARKING: Parking garage locations nearest to the convention center.


Thursday, February 8
6:45am – 4:30pm: Registration (Ballroom A Pre-Function Lobby)
7:00am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast (Ballroom A Pre-Function Lobby)
7:00am – 10:00am: Coffee Break (Ballroom A Pre-Function Lobby)
7:30am – 4:00pm: Lectures (see Convention Manual for locations)
11:00am – 5:00pm: Exhibit Hall open (Ballroom A)
11:30am – 1:30pm: Lunch served (Expo Hall)
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Raffles (Expo Hall)
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Happy Hour (Expo Hall)
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Raffles (Expo Hall)

Friday, February 9
7:00am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast (Expo Hall)
7:00am – 10:00am: Coffee Break (Expo Hall)
7:00am – 1:30pm: Exhibit Hall open (Ballroom A)
7:00am – 3:00pm: Registration (Ballroom A Pre-Function Lobby)
7:30am – 4:00pm: Lectures (see Convention Manual for locations)
11:30am – 1:30pm: Lunch Served (Expo Hall)
12:45pm – 1:30pm: Raffles (Expo Hall)


CE CERTIFICATE (CE Tracker): Your CE Tracker can be found on pages 59-63 of your convention manual. Instead of a separate CE card, the CE Tracker will be utilized.  To earn CE credit, attendees must sign into each class by scanning the QR code displayed on the screen and then record the code number announced at the end of each session in the CE Tracker.

AGD CE CREDIT:  AGD members are required to sign in at the registration desk to receive credit for the courses you attended.

ACCESS SPEAKER HANDOUTS:  Access to handouts will be available next Thursday, February 1. An email containing the link to the available handouts will be sent to all registrants. It’s important to note that not all speakers have submitted handouts for their classes.

RAFFLES: Don’t miss your chance to win valuable raffle prizes. Raffles will be held in the Exhibit Hall on both Thursday and Friday. Friendly reminder… you must be present to win. Just a hint, you could win cash if you happen to be talking to a vendor holding cash.

Visit these booths for a chance to win a raffle prize: (check back often to see newly added raffle donors)

  • Bluetree Dental – Booth #119 | All hygienists stopping by the booth can enter a chance to win our raffle basket. Drawing will be held at noon on Friday.
  • BPE Law Group – Booth #112 | $50 Target Gift Card
  • Dental Intelligence – Booth #203 | $250 Airbnb Gift Card
  • Desco Dental Equipment – Booth #317
  • First U.S. Community Credit Union – Booth #114 | $100 VISA Gift Card
  • Kettenbach USA – Booth #223 | Kettenbach’s Profisil “Non-Sticky” Fluoride Varnish
  • Kuraray Noritake Dental – Booth #207 | Panavia V5 Cement Starter Kit
  • Liberty Dental Plan – Booths 405/407 | $50 Amazon Gift Cards (2)
  • Meds 2U Pharmacy: Emergency Dental Kit – Booth #402 | $100 VISA Gift Card
  • Shofu – Booth #218 | $30 Starbucks Gift Card

EXHIBIT HALL: Please visit with our exhibitors, we truly appreciate their amazing support! Complimentary coffee and lunch will be available to all attendees in the exhibit hall. Don’t miss Happy Hour on Thursday 3:30pm – 5:00pm.  


EXPO HALL MAP: Click here for the Exhibit Hall map.

HAPPY HOUR IN THE EXPO HALL: Join us for a complimentary Half Time Happy Hour drink sponsored by Health Net of California and delicious Super Nacho Bowl sponsored by DentaQuest. Look for your drink ticket in your convention bag.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The room block for SDDS is sold out. Should you require a hotel room, please contact Della at to inquire about availability.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento | 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | (916) 443-1234

ATTIRE: Business casual attire is suggested. Please remember to bring a sweater or light jacket as the meeting rooms may sometimes be a bit chilly.

MOMMY LOUNGE: SDDS has a designated room for nursing moms. Please obtain information from the Registration Desk.

CONSENT TO USE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES: By registering and attending SDDS’ MidWinter Convention and other SDDS events, participants implicitly agree to the use and distribution, both current and future, of their image or voice captured in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions, and audio recordings of these events and related activities by SDDS.

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to contact the SDDS staff at or via telephone at 916-446-1227. Full convention details are available at