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Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting Brings Companies from 46 Countries and Showcases the Latest Innovations in Dentistry
First Power Toothbrush to Use Ultrasound Technology MakesIts International Debut at Meeting
CHICAGO--More than 32,000 dentists and dental professionals will get a first peek at the latest innovations in dentistry at the Chicago Dental Society's 142nd Midwinter Meeting. Held February 22 through 25 at McCormick Place, the Midwinter Meeting attracts dental professionals and more than 550 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 $48 million for the local economy, according to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
The Midwinter Meeting showcases new products and technologies aimed at dentists and consumers. Some of the newest innovations in dentistry include:
"The Midwinter Meeting provides dentists and dental professionals with the latest innovations to ensure the highest-quality care, while also offering a forum for dentists to share personal experiences and discuss critical dental issues," says Chicago Dental Society President Dr. John Fredricksen. "Educated dentists lead to educated patients, creating successful and trusting relationships."
Visitors to the Midwinter Meeting will not only have the first peek at an array of dental products but will also have the opportunity to attend 200 courses. Popular presentations at the meeting include laser dentistry, infection control, and a panel discussion on "Disturbing Trends in Esthetic Restorative Dentistry."
The Chicago Dental Society also conducted its fourth annual member poll to learn more about their opinions on topics ranging from how dentists operate their practices to guidelines on proper whitening treatments for teeth. From the more than 350 members who answered, the society learned:
Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society counts more than 4,200 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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