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Come to Chicago Feb. 23-25 for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.
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All badges/tickets and/or refund checks will be mailed to the individual whose name appears as the primary registrant/ payor. Registration materials will be mailed to the payor.
If you have not received your registration materials by mail within 30 days of registering, please call 888.696.2446 or email our registration company.
If you arrive at the Midwinter Meeting without your badge, you can obtain a replacement badge at the Reprints booth for a $10 fee in the General Registration area, Level 3 Concourse. Please allow time to wait in line before your course begins.
Avoid F ticket lines at the course room entrance, save time
When you register for the meeting, order tickets for F (Free) Courses to reserve your place and be seated first if you arrive by the start of the class. Register early to save money on the cost of registration.
Near 3,000 people attempt to register on site between 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. each of the first two days of the meeting. Every effort is made to accommodate these attendees, however, long lines are inevitable. CDS urges attendees to register early, preferably online, to avoid the long lines.
Hygiene and dental assistant students are eligible to pre-register for the Midwinter Meeting, however, badges and paid course / event tickets can only be picked up onsite at the E-ticket counters. School IDs are required to obtain badges / tickets. Hygiene students and dental assistant students are not allowed to register online for free “F” courses; however, they may attend F courses if seating is available in the room the day of the course.
To find out if seating is available for a free course, go to the room in which the course is offered the day the course is presented.
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Online registration will allow additions after the original order has been placed. Mail and faxed registrations can be amended as well. Courses can be added online. To change or cancel your enrollment in a course, the original ticket must be returned to the registration company to receive a refund.
Under no circumstances may a dentist register as a guest, spouse, exhibitor, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental technician, office personnel, student, family member or dental trade. Registration will be revoked for dentists who register in any category other than dentist, and the dentist will be charged the appropriate registration fee or asked to leave the meeting. Spouses who are dentists are considered dentists and therefore are expected to register as dentists. This is particularly true if you are seeking CE credits from CDS or the Academy of General Dentistry. Dentists registering as media, must be registered as dentists first.
Domestic/International Dental Trade may register at McCormick Place West, Feb. 25 - 27, during normal registration hours.
Domestic and International registrants who pre-register before the mail/fax deadline of Jan. 18, or the online deadline of Jan. 31, will receive materials by mail. If you register online in February you will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. February registration materials can be picked up on site at the E-ticket locations.
Free admittance to the Midwinter Meeting is a member benefit available to those CDS dentists who have paid their dues in full on or before Jan. 1 for the year of this Midwinter Meeting. Those who have not paid their dues in full may be required to pay the appropriate registration fee. The registration company receives lists of current members from CDS frequently throughout the registration season to be sure all current CDS members can take advantage of this benefit.
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