Plan to attend the 2019 Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony featuring Ron Howard as the keynote speaker. The luncheon ceremony will be Sunday, May 5, 12 pm – 2:15 pm at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles during Annual Session.

A ticket is required to attend the Awards Ceremony (($60 with lunch; $15 to attend the keynote address only).

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors.  From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash and holiday favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas, he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films. His work includes Cinderella Man starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, for which Howard earned an Oscar for Best Director and which also won awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.  Many of Howard’s other films have also received nods from the Academy, including the popular hits Backdraft, Parenthood and Cocoon, the last of which took home two Oscars. In 2009, Howard produced and directed the film adaptation of Peter Morgan’s critically acclaimed play Frost / Nixon.  The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Howard began his career in film as an actor, first appearing in The Journey and The Music Man, then as Opie on the long-running television series The Andy Griffith Show.  He later starred in the popular series Happy Days and drew favorable reviews for his performances in American Graffiti and The Shootist. Howard and long-time producing partner Brian Grazer co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 to create independently produced feature films.  Howard is currently directing the documentary Pavarotti, about famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti.