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Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting named one of Top 150 trade shows for 2014

04/02/2015

Trade Show News Network (TSNN) has released its list of the 2014 Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.

2014 Trade Show News Network Top 250The Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting ranks 133rd, with 168,760 square feet, 637 exhibitors, and more than 21,000 attendees.

The full, searchable list, sponsored this year exclusively by Expocad, can be found here

Other dental meetings on the list include the Greater New York Dental Meeting (#146) and the Yankee Dental Congress (#191).

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG snagged the top spot with a 2,356,711 net square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Once again, the city with the most shows on the 2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 60. Orlando scored the second most number of shows on the list, with 26, followed close behind with Chicago hosting 24.

The rest of the top 10 cities included New York City coming in fourth, with 20 shows; Atlanta was fifth, 14 shows; New Orleans was sixth, 11 shows; San Francisco and Boston came in seventh, 8 shows; Denver and Anaheim were eighth, 6 shows; Indianapolis was ninth, 5 shows; and San Diego rounded out the top 10 with 4 shows.

The busiest month last year for shows was March and February was second busiest with 28 shows. The slowest months were December and July, with 9 shows each.

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Permanent link  Register for the May 20 CDS Webinar on HIPAA

03/18/2015

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The Top 10 Things you Need to Know About HIPAA 

Govoni, MaryPresented by Mary Govoni

Join us at noon Wednesday, May 20, on your lunch break for this hour-long presentation and Q&A session.

If you are unable to participate on the day of the event, the webinar will be made available on demand the following day. However, the webinar will only be available to those who registered in advance and can only be viewed twice.


CDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

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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.

CDS designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.

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Permanent link  Register now for the April 15 Regional Meeting

03/11/2015

April 15, 2015, Regional Meeting

B. Gail Demko, DMD: Sleep Apnea

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About our program

For many sleep apnea patients, their spouses are the first ones to suspect that something is wrong. It’s usually noticed from their heavy snoring and apparent struggle to breathe. Co-workers or friends of the sleep apnea victim may notice that the individual falls asleep during the day at inappropriate times (such as while driving a car, working or talking). The patient often does not know he or she has a problem and may not believe it when told. It is important that the person see a doctor for evaluation of the sleep problem.

Dentists, primary care physicians, pulmonologists, neurologists or other physicians with specialty training in sleep disorders may be involved in making a definitive diagnosis and in initiating treatment. Diagnosis of sleep apnea is not simple as there can be many different reasons for disturbed sleep. This course will present an overview of what sleep apnea is and what treatment options are available.

About our speaker

B Gail DemkoDr. Demko is certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the expert advisor to the Food and Drug Administration in the field of oral device therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. After an 18 year relationship with the Beth Israel (Deaconess Medical Center) Sleep Center, Dr Demko left her general dental practice at Beth Israel in 1997 and restricted her practice to the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Her office recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine — fourth in the country and the first in New England to receive this coveted accreditation.

CDS members may register on site for no additional charge; regular fees apply to non-member dentists and their staff. 

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When and Where

Unless otherwise noted, Regional Meetings are held Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (Get directions to Drury Lane.) On-site registration begins at 8 a.m.


CDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

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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Permanent link  Photos from the 150th Midwinter Meeting

03/01/2015

Thank you 

for attending the 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

View photos from our Midwinter Celebration at our microsite – A Day in the Life of CDS.

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Permanent link  2015 final attendance numbers

02/28/2015

Registered attendees as of 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

Dentists6,570
Graduate students/Residents131
Dental students1,166
Hygienists3,646
Assistants2,580
Office personnel1,911
Laboratory technicians232
Hygienist/Assistant students1,265
Guests1,652
Press89
Trade746
Exhibitors7,668
Total27,656

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