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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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Permanent link  Come back in 2016 for iMeeting

02/28/2015

2016 Chairs

Though the 2016 Midwinter Meeting will carry the theme of iMeeting, the experience will be centered on the attendee, 2016 Chicago Dental Society president George Zehak said.

“It has been designed for you: the individual,” he explained. “It has everyone in mind: the new dentist, the dentist in mid-career, the dentist in later years of practice, the hygienist, the dental assistant, office staff, and every person in dental care whether inside or outside the office; that includes our lab partners and exhibitors. We want all of our family under one roof in our beautiful city.”

2016 logoMark your calendar today to return to Chicago for the 151st Midwinter Meeting, iMeeting, Feb. 25-27, 2016. The three-day meeting of continuing education and commercial exhibitions returns to McCormick Place West. Dr. Zehak worked with the leadership team of Jun Lim, general chair, and Melanie Watson-Montgomery, program chair, to assemble a menu of more than 200 courses of interest to the whole dental team.

“Every Midwinter Meeting has been a success, and our 151st year will keep up the tradition,” Dr. Zehak said. “As always we have some of the best courses and lecturers in the world; iMeeting will even present some courses in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.  Our top-quality and broad professional program will be accompanied by entertainment and other details found throughout McCormick Place to make it fun and to excite your senses.

“iMeeting will be an exciting opportunity for professionals to build their expertise in many facets of patient care.”

Courses will cover topics including oral surgery, medical emergencies and lasers, many with opportunities to learn from the masters in a hands-on environment. Brazilian clinician Newton Fahl, known the world over for his work in cosmetic dentistry, will offer multiple courses at the 2016 Midwinter Meeting.

And the respected Windy City Lecture Series gives attendees access to up-and-comers in the profession, in a series of hour-long courses throughout the three-day meeting.

As at all Midwinter Meetings, the Exhibit Hall serves as an extension of the scientific program. More than 650 exhibitors from around the world will convene at McCormick Place West to share with attendees the newest, best and most trusted tools of the trade. Dr. Zehak promised a fun and lively environment in which attendees should spend their time outside of the classroom, learning from the service providers and manufacturers who strengthen the practice of dentistry.

“The 151st Midwinter Meeting will bring exciting events to our Exhibit Hall. You won’t want it to end,” Dr. Zehak said.

 

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