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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | February 2012A6 MeetiNgs Live dentistry stage returns to Pacific Dental Conference The 2012 conference, March 8–10 in Vancouver, British Columbia, features timely C.E. programming, open sessions, hands-on courses and other educational opportunities for the entire dental team. Attendees can earn up to 15 C.E. credits. Top speakers include: Marcus Abboud, Scott Benjamin, Jeff Brucia, Teresa Gon- zales, Derek Hein, Jim Grisdale, David Clark, Jeff Coil, Shirley Gutkowski, David Hornbrook, Sam Kratchman, John Olm- stead, Kate O’Hanlan, Ray Padilla, Mark Piper, Rob Roda, Stewart Rosenberg, Geza Terezhalmy, Neil Warshawsky and Dan- iel Haas. You can browse through the speaker bi- ographies and presentation descriptions at Live Dentistry Stage returns The Live Dentistry Stage is back on the exhibit hall floor, with demonstrations on Thursday and Friday. The conference’s ever-expanding exhibit hall will keep you as busy as ever this year, with more than 250 companies in 540 booths. The hours for the exhibit hall are: Thursday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dentists and staff attending the PDC can take advantage of special hotel rates. Book early to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made directly with conference hotels by following the links at (Source: Pacific Dental Conference) The Pacific Dental Conference combines all the excitement of Vancouver, named the world’s 'Most Livable City' in 2011 by the Economist Intelligence Unit, with compelling educational opportunities for the entire dental team. Photo/Michael Iwasaki, Register for March event at 30,000 attendees expected for midwinter conference About 30,000 dentists and dental pro- fessionals are expected at the 2012 Chi- cago Dental Society's Midwinter Meet- ing, Feb. 23–25, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Preregistration for the conference is open online through Feb. 17. Visit www. for details and to register. The Midwinter Meeting ranks as the sixth largest medical meeting in the United States according to the Health- care Convention and Exhibitors Associa- tion. Attendees will get a first look at the latest innovations in dentistry, with an exhibit floor featuring more than 600 exhibitors from around the world. The meeting also features more than 200 scientific programs, including approxi- mately 30 hands-on sessions. New: Live treatment in exhibit hall New this year will be live treatment cases, broadcast on the exhibit floor each day of the meeting. Visitors to the meeting will be able to watch clinicians treat patients in a theater constructed on the exhibit floor. Those who can't make it to the meeting will be able to watch a live stream on the CDS Facebook page at Exhibit hall hours are 9 a.m–5:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 23–25. New this year, attendees will be able to earn one continuing education credit per day by visiting the exhibit hall. By creating a My Expo Account on the CDS website, you can print out your own cus- tomized floor plan of the exhibit hall, highlighting booths you want to visit. Courses at the meeting run Thursday through Friday, starting at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m. and 1:30 and 2 p.m. More than half of the courses are free. The Chicago Dental Society is an ADA-CERP-recognized pro- vider. Continuing education credit can be earned for courses completed at the meeting. The crown jewel of the CDS, the an- nual Midwinter Meeting started on Feb. 1, 1865, when CDS members gathered at S.S. White Dental Depot for the first-ever Midwinter Meeting. Their stated purpose was to disseminate “dental information” and advance the profession of dentistry. Over the years, the meeting has grown into one of the largest dental exhibitions in the United States with a world-class scientific program. About Chicago Dental Society Established in 1864, Chicago Dental So- ciety counts more than 4,000 members in the Chicago area. It is an advocate for better oral health for all and is the orga- nizer of the annual Midwinter Meeting, one of the top medical trade shows in the country. It is the largest local affiliate of Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. (Source: Chicago Dental Society) In addition to gaining access to hands-on courses and CE credit opportunities, attendees at the 2012 Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting get to explore one of the country's biggest and most fascinating cities. Photo/Melissa Lim, 200+ scientific programs offered at one of nation's largest dental meetings