When you’re in the Exhibit Hall next weekend, make time to browse the eastern and western edges of the exhibit space. These sections of scientific exhibits have a lot to offer, as they house many of the non-commercial exhibitors who contribute to the business of dentistry, too.
Professional groups like the Hispanic Dental Association, the National Dental Association and the Academy for Sports Dentistry will tell you about their member benefits. Learn about the scientific meetings offered by the Associazione Italiana Odontoiatri, the Asociacion Dental del Districto Federal and the Journees Dentaires Nice.
Educational institutions like Kennedy-King College and Sanford-Brown Skokie are eager to meet up with alumni — and talk them up to professionals who are unfamiliar with their programs.
And there are the not-for-profit exhibitors like the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and the Dental Lifeline Network, who are looking for partners in their efforts to increase access to care. CommunityHealth will be in booth 217, talking about opportunities for professionals at its clinics in the West Town and Englewood neighborhoods.
“We provide medical and dental services to the growing uninsured,” explained volunteer services manager Kelly Tondini. “In just a few hours a month, dental providers can help patients in need who are extremely grateful. This is an opportunity to change lives.
“We are very excited and honored to be a part of the Midwinter Meeting. We are looking forward to sharing our information and meeting many new volunteer providers.”