Wisconsin Dental Association Symposium (formerly the Annual CE & Networking Event)




Thursday, Nov. 7, 2024




The Annual CE & Networking Event, held annually just before the House of Delegates, will have a new format and a new name for 2024 - the Wisconsin Dental Association Symposium on Thursday, November 7, 2024. Nationally known speaker Dr. Ankur Gupta will present his morning keynote “Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary”, followed by afternoon breakout sessions on topics appealing to dentists, hygienists and other members of the dental team. The event includes breakfast, lunch, a social hour and opportunities to interact with sponsors.



Location & hotel

The Lismore Hotel
333 Gibson St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701


When making reservations, mention the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) to obtain the room block rate of $159 per night for standard room (plus taxes). Reserve via phone at 1-715-835-8888, option 0 & referencing the three-letter group code WDA. You can also book directly online. Check in: 4 p.m. / Check out: 11 a.m. Deadline for WDA room rate is Sunday, Oct. 20, 2024. 

Parking is free.




Thursday, Nov. 7, 2024

7:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
9 a.m. – Morning Keynote – Dr. Ankur Gupta, “Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary”
10:15-10:30 a.m. - Morning break
Noon - Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 p.m. – CE breakout sessions, Round 1
2:30-3:00- Afternoon break & Exhibits
3-4:30 p.m. – CE breakout sessions, Round 2
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Social hour  



Registration & pricing

Registration will open early August 2024


*Please note that the WDA member discount is extended to all team members of a WDA member dentist. Hygienists and staff need not be WDA members themselves.

No registrations will be accepted after November 3, 2024, including day of onsite registrations. You must pre-register. 

25% fee per person forfeited for any cancellation by October 28, 2024 (ten days in advance). Full registration fee forfeited for any cancellation on or after October 29, 2024. 



Keynote Speaker biography


Ankur A. Gupta, DDS

Ankur A Gupta, DDS, after completing a one-year GPR in Cleveland, started a practice from scratch in 2005. Armed with what he considered adequate dental knowledge, hand skills, and a personable demeanor, he watched as his practice floundered, finances became unpredictable, and his lower back and spirit toward his profession became worrisome. Rather than continue the trend, he made a guinea pig out of his office, family, and self, attempting any and all personal and professional “experiments” in self-improvement.

More than a decade later, he enjoys excellent new patient numbers and case acceptance, a solution-oriented dental team; and most importantly, a meaningful and positive identity. He happily shares the failures and successes with dental and community groups throughout the country, always ending his presentations with practical, implementable, step-by-step ways to be better.

Dr. Gupta graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2004. In 2005, after completing a one-year General Practice Residency in Cleveland, Ohio, he and his partner Dr. Nisha Gupta started North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. In addition to founding North Ridgeville Family Dentistry, Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, ADA Success Speaker Corp, and an active board member and a speaker for Catapult Education’s Speaker Bureau.





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