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CDS Meetings & Events
More than 30,000 dentists and dental professionals will get a first look at the latest innovations in dentistry at the Chicago Dental Society's 144th Midwinter Meeting. Held February 26 through March 1 at McCormick Place, the Midwinter Meeting attracts dental professionals and more than 570 exhibiting companies 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. The 2008 conference generated more than $53 million for the local economy, according to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.The Midwinter Meeting showcases new innovations and technologies aimed at dentists and consumers. Some of the newest products unveiled at this year's meeting include:
Visitors to the Midwinter Meeting will not only have the first peek at an array of new dental products but will also have the opportunity to attend more 200 scientific programs, including approximately 38 hands-on programs, covering topics like periodontics, sports dentistry, dental care of special needs patients and how yoga can help with the type of repetitive stress injuries that dentists are often prone to. "The Midwinter Meeting continues to be the hub for information-sharing among dental professionals in the U.S. and around the world," says Chicago Dental Society President Dr. David Kumamoto, DDS. "While we understand that it is a challenging economic time, the Chicago Dental Society remains committed to helping dentists continue to deliver quality and accessible oral care for all patients." The Chicago Dental Society also conducted its sixth annual member poll to learn more about their opinions on topics ranging from how often dentists floss their own teeth to most annoying patient habits. From the more than 300 members who answered the fall 2008 survey, the society learned:
Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society counts more than 4,000 members in the Chicago area, making it the largest local affiliate of the Illinois State Dental Society and 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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