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Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting ranked top 250 trade show


The 2013 Midwinter Meeting has been named one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).



2013 TSSN Top 250 Badge


Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The Midwinter Meeting posted 168,960 square feet, filled by 672 exhibitors, 8,662 exhibit personnel, and 21,290 other attendees Feb. 21-23, 2013.

The Midwinter Meeting was the highest ranked dental meeting on the TSNN list, at No. 130. Other dental meetings on the list were the Greater New York Dental Meeting at (No.146, with 156,615 square feet) and the Yankee Dental Congress (No. 200, with 93,700 square feet). The Consumer Electronic Association’s massive International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas topped the list for the second year in a row.

The city with the most shows on the 2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 53. Chicago scored the second most number of shows on the list in 2013, with 29, followed by Orlando, with 24

January was the busiest month in 2013 for shows, with 29, followed closely by February and March, both with 28. The slowest month of the year, as usual, was December, with seven shows on the list.


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Permanent link  Dr. Kleszynski announces retirement; CDS seeks Director of Scientific Programs


Dr. Aloysius Kleszynski, director of scientific programs for the Chicago Dental Society since June 2002, has announced his retirement effective at the end of the year.

“Dr. Kleszynski has been a great fit for the Chicago Dental Society, working effectively and well with our Board of Directors, members of the dental profession around the world and certainly with fellow staff members. He has earned the respect and counsel of dental meeting planners throughout the country and has represented CDS exceedingly well,” said Randall Grove, CDS executive director.

Call for applications

CDS seeks Director of Scientific Programs

The director of scientific programs is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of educational and scientific programs, including clinician/speaker selection and contracting for Regional Meetings, webinars, and the Midwinter Meeting.

The individual must work closely with officers and their Midwinter Meeting program and education volunteer teams and CDS staff. This position includes staff liaison responsibilities with various Midwinter Meeting and standing committees. Travel is required. A dental degree preferred. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and full employee benefits. Position reports to Executive Director and Associate Executive Director.

Send confidential letter of introduction
and résumé to:

Randall B. Grove
Executive Director
Chicago Dental Society
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611-5585

Deadline for applications

July 31, 2014


Permanent link  Register today for the May 14 webinar


Join us at noon (CST) Wednesday May 14 for our next CDS Webinar. 

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Peter Jacobsen, DDS, PhD

The Art of Dental Therapeutics

Peter JacobsenDental Pharmacology is one of the mainstays of dental therapy. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and immunologic responses make up a wide range of oral diseases that commonly require pharmacological management. This presentation will cover the drugs of choice and their alternatives for these oral problems. It will also touch on the effective over-the-counter (OTC) products for a diverse range of oral complaints and problems seen daily in dental practice. This is one course all dentists and hygienists should take to ensure they are current in this important area of oral healthcare.

Register today.

Dr. Jacobsen is a leading speaker on the topic of dental pharmacology. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and directed the Oral Medicine Clinic at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He lectures widely on the topic of dental drugs, OTC dental products and the management of medically complex patients. He is the author of the Little Dental Drug Booklet, a handbook of dental pharmacology. 

The webinar is free to CDS members and $30 for non-members. It offers 1 CE credit. Online registration will be available starting in early 2014.

* 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.


Problems accessing the webinar that you registered for? Email our customer support

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

CDS designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.


Permanent link  Thank you, Hellenic American Dental Society


Kudos to the Hellenic American Dental Society for its work at the CDS Foundation Clinic Feb. 24-28. Its team of volunteers ran the treatment rooms during the inaugural Greek Week, with spectacular results:


  • Produced $11,546 in donated dental service
  • Placed 35 fillings
  • Extracted 18 teeth
  • Competed treatment on 5 patients


Many thanks to Drs. LaValle, Kouracos, Marinis, George, Kanellos, Lo, Papadimitriou and Haralampopolos, and honorary Greeks Dr. Sullivan and King, for their efforts that week.

There are still open operatories in the March and April calendars. Ask these volunteers about their experience, and then see for yourself. Call Dottie at 630.260.8530 if you have time to serve.



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Permanent link  CDS Foundation thanks raffle sponsors


The 15 winners of the CDS Foundation’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting raffle have been notified, and they are a very excited group! The CDS Foundation Board of Directors thanks all who stopped by its booth in the Exhibit Hall Feb. 20-22 to purchase a raffle ticket.

The CDS Foundation also sends out tremendous thanks to donors who provided the sought-after prizes:


  • Bisco Dental Products
  • Dr. Kimberley Bolden
  • Bosworth Company
  • The CDS Foundation
  • Ms. Robin Gathman
  • Dr. Mary Hayes
  • Henry Schein Dental
  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.
  • Lang Dental Mfg. Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Barbara Mousel
  • Patterson Dental
  • Whip Mix Corporation


Further questions about the raffle and the CDS Foundation can be directed to the interim executive director Kathy Bell at 312.836.7301 or




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