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Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting Aims to “Make Chicago Smile”
Companies from 46 Countries Showcase Innovative Tools and Techniques to Aid Dentists and Ease Patients
CHICAGO—More than 30,000 dentists and dental professionals will get a first peek at the latest innovations in dentistry, from the high-tech “Teeth-in-an-Hour” treatment option to trendy teeth jewelry at the Chicago Dental Society's 141st Midwinter Meeting. Held February 24 through 26 at McCormick Place, the Midwinter Meeting attracts dental professionals and more than 600 exhibitors from around the world.
The meeting is one of the largest exhibits of dental products in North America and one of Chicago's top conventions. Last year's conference generated more than $45.9 million for the local economy, according to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
New products and technologies from companies in 46 countries include:
“Patient comfort and communication are key elements to a successful relationship with a dentist,” says CDS President Dr. Thomas Machnowski. “The Midwinter Meeting provides dentists with the latest advances to ensure that their patients are receiving the highest-quality care, while also showcasing creative ideas and products that allow patients to have fun with their smiles.”
The Chicago Dental Society also conducted its third annual member poll to learn more about their opinions on topics ranging from common misconceptions about dental health to dentists' own oral care habits. From the more than 400 members who answered, the society learned:
Visitors to the Midwinter Meeting will not only have the first peek at an array of dental products but also the opportunity to attend more than 100 courses. Popular presentations at the meeting include lectures on treating medical emergencies that happen in the dental office and a joint program with the American Dental Association on detecting oral cancer early.
Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society counts more than 7,500 dentists as members, 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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