The ADA Distinguished Speaker Series will feature legendary quarterback Peyton Manning at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting in Atlanta.
“Peyton Manning is one of the greatest athletes of our time,” said Dr. Gary L. Roberts, ADA president, announcing Mr. Manning as speaker. “But not only is he a great athlete — he is also an amazing man whose life off the field defines sportsmanship and good character, from his support to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis to his membership in the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. To hear him tell his story of perseverance, grit and success is a can’t-miss opportunity for those who attend ADA 2017.”
Mr. Manning will speak on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attendees who participate in the Hall Happy Hour on Oct. 20 from 4-5 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall will receive access into the Distinguished Speaker Series before doors open to the general audience.
Mr. Manning and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.
The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $12 million of impact to at-risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception.
The ADA Distinguished Speaker Series annually presents renowned personalities with notable careers and accomplishments. The Distinguished Speaker Series is presented by ACT Oral Care.
Preceding the Distinguished Speaker Series is the Opening General Session on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7:15-9 a.m. Members from across the country will step on stage to share their personal stories of how they became a dentist and how their profession has allowed them to make an impact on their practice, families and community.
The ADA Humanitarian and Distinguished Service Award recipients will be honored at the Opening General Session. Dr. Usa Bunnag, the 2017 Humanitarian Award Winner, is president and founder of Smiles on Wings, a charitable organization that has provided dental care, scholarships and mentoring in Thailand since 2003. The Distinguished Service Award recipient will be announced later this year.
The Opening General Session is presented by ACT Oral Care.