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Come to Chicago Feb. 23-25 for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.
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CE Certification Stations are located in General Registration. CDS will also provide generic forms for documenting course accreditation on counters throughout the General Registration area.
Continuing in 2016, in addition to the stellar scientific program offered during the meeting, CDS knows that attendees can obtain valuable education as well by visiting the exhibitors. Therefore, CDS continues to offer 1 CE credit per day when you visit the Exhibit Hall.
Signage posted in the Exhibit Hall (near the Overlook Cafe) provides the CE Code. The CE Code will not be active until 3 hours after the Exhibit Hall opens each day. When completing your CE Verification form, just enter that CE code.
The State of Illinois has instituted mandatory continuing education requirements for dentists and dental hygienists. Illinois dentists are required to obtain 48 CE hours in a three-year period. The current cycle ends in September 2018. Illinois hygienists are required to obtain 36 CE hours in a three-year period and CPR certification in the year of licensure. To verify attendance and obtain CE credits, attendees must record the code number announced at the end of each session on an appropriate form. It is the responsibility of the individual to obtain this code, complete the form and retain all CE documentation.
The Chicago Dental Society is not responsible for tracking CE for its convention attendees, nor does it keep attendance records. However, attendees can download their CE credits for the current Midwinter Meeting from paid courses and those F Courses for which they registered for free of charge through May 31, 2016. You will need your course numbers, CE codes and your eight-digit convention number (Example: 123456/12, found on your registration badge). Beginning June 1, there will be a $25 charge for this service for prior Midwinter Meeting conventions including the current convention year.
On-site CE Certification Stations located adjacent to the General Registration Area, Level 3, allow attendees to retrieve their official CE certificates to submit to their respective accreditation organizations at no charge. You can also track your CE for the Midwinter Meeting through the mobile app.
Each state’s requirements for documentation and verification of course credits differs. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s). Some programs at the Midwinter Meeting are not accepted for credit. For example, the State of Illinois does not accept CE hours for estate planning, financial planning, investments or personal health. CDS includes these topics because of their value to those attending. We encourage you to attend these courses for the personal benefits.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.
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