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CHICAGO- 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 145th Midwinter Meeting. Held February 25 through 27, the Midwinter Meeting attracts dental professionals and nearly 600 exhibiting companies from around the world.
This year's meeting, referred to as "Go West CDS," will be held at McCormick Place for the 18th year in a row--this time in the new West Building. The Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest exhibits of dental products in North America and one of Chicago's top conventions. The 2009 conference generated more than $50 million for the local economy, according to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
More than 25,000 professionals have already registered for this year's meeting and the space to exhibit on the trade show floor is sold out.
"Our long-standing partnership with McCormick Place remains strong as we welcome dental professionals from the U.S. and around the world to Chicago," says Chicago Dental Society President Dr. Michael Stablein, DDS, PhD. "This year's Midwinter Meeting will provide the dental community with the information and tools they need to better serve their patients during the current economic downturn. We also look forward to continued growth and innovation in the field of dentistry."
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 than 200 scientific programs, including approximately 30 hands-on programs, covering topics like forensic odontology, cosmetic dentistry, infection control during dental care and how clinical hypnosis can help relax nervous patients.
The Chicago Dental Society also conducted its seventh annual member poll to learn more about their opinions on currents trends, dental topics and more. From the more than 250 members who answered the fall 2009 survey, the society learned:
Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society counts more than 4,300 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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