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(CHICAGO) The Chicago Dental Society's annual Midwinter Meeting drew 34,449 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and exhibitors, among others, to Chicago's McCormick Place from February 23–26. Attendees at the meeting included
Print-quality photos from the meeting are available at www.cds.org/media, under download photos. (All photos are credited to John McNulty.)
The theme for this year's meeting was Make Me Smile. More than 100 courses and learning opportunities were offered to attendees, including courses on the medical and dental treatment of elderly patients; the use of inlays and onlays in esthetic restorations; and a joint program with the American Dental Association on early detection of oral cancer and tobacco cessation. In addition, more than 600 exhibitors from around the world participated in the meeting, creating one of the largest exhibits of dental products and manufacturers in North America.
The Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest exhibits of dental products in North America, with more than 600 exhibitors from 45 countries participating, and ranks among Chicago's top 20 conventions. The 2005 conference generated more than $45.9 million for the local economy, according to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
The 2007 Midwinter Meeting will be held February 22–25, at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago. The theme for next year's meeting is The Spirit of Generosity, the Generosity of Spirit.
Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society has more than 4,000 members in the Chicago area, making it the largest local affiliate of the American Dental Association. The society advocates for improving oral health care in this country and represents the interests of its members and the public they serve.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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