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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

A6 Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | February 2013 CLINICALMEETINGS Live dentistry, large exhibit hall pulling 30,000 to Chicago An agenda packed with more than 200 scientific sessions is expected to attract more than 30,000 dentists and other dental professionals to the 2013 Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 21–23, at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago. Between 2,500 and 4,000 people are expected to register onsite between 7:30 a.m. and noon each of the first two days of the meeting. Event organizers try to accommodate these attendees; however, long lines are inevitable. Because of that, The Chicago Dental Society urges attend- ees to register early, preferably online, which is available through Feb. 15. Visit 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. Social events include the Blue Man Group (following the welcome recep- tion), a fashion show and luncheon, the band Cheap Trick on Friday night and the President’s Dinner Dance at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton and Towers Hotel, with Don Cagen and his orchestra. The exhibit hall, with more than 600 exhibitors, is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., all three days of the meeting. The Chicago Dental Society is an ADA/ CERP-recognized provider. Continuing education credit can be earned for cours- es completed at the meeting. New for 2013 After a hiatus, CDS is bringing back a popular Midwinter Meeting event: the New Dentist Reception. New dentists (those who have been a dentist for 10 years or less) are invited to gather to- gether at a special reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Level 2, 260 Restaurant at McCormick Place West. En- joy good food, refreshments and conver- sation with your contemporaries — all for $10. History of the meeting The crown jewel of the CDS, the annual 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 pur- pose was to disseminate dental infor- mation 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 the 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 the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. (Sources: Chicago Dental Society) Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 21–23, is one of the nation’s biggest Ad America's second city hosts the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The event includes an exhibit hall with more than 600 exhibitors. Photo/By Kasia Biel,