the 152nd

Come join us in Chicago February 23-25, 2017, at McCormick Place West for the best in hands-on learning, lectures and commercial exhibits.

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2017 Midwinter Meeting


Join us in Chicago in February

Bookmark your calendar to return to the world class city of Chicago for our 152nd Midwinter Meeting, Thursday - Saturday, Feb. 23-25, 2017. The theme of our 2017 meeting is Leadership: Cornerstone for Success.

We have an exciting program planned, including great special events like our New Dentist Reception and Friday Night Concert. This year, we've added a special Staff Reception for Friday evening. Now the whole team can unwind together. 

And we've made it easier than ever to bring your whole team through incentives like our 3=1 FREE and Member Bring a Non-Member programs. Learn more below.

Attendee Registration  Exhibitor Badge Registration

View the 2017 course catalog   View our 2017 Events 



Innovative continuing education offerings

The CDS member leadership team continuously looks for ways to improve the Midwinter Meeting. That’s why the Chicago Dental Society continues to be The Respected Leader in Scientific Dental Meetings. For 2017, three, new all-day learning tracks are featured – one for each day of the Midwinter Meeting:

  • Thursday, Feb. 23: The Business of Dentistry
  • Friday, Feb. 24: The Basics Express: Things They Didn’t Teach You in Dental School
  • Saturday, Feb. 25: A Day in the Life of the Female Dental Professional

For details, please see the course descriptions, which are listed by day.

Live Patient Demonstrations return

You liked them and you missed them. Live Patient Demonstrations return to the Midwinter Meeting in 2017. Each day the meeting will feature a different live patient demonstration and each one is another FREE course.

Virtual Trade Show Bag

The Virtual Trade Show Bag will be filled with special offers from our exhibitors and is emailed to the primary registrant beginning Feb. 22. Attendees may also access the Virtual Trade Show Bag when they download the Midwinter Meeting mobile app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App and Google Play store. Log in and take advantage of the special offers.

Customize your floor plan 

Create your own customized floor plan high­lighting those companies you wish to visit while at the Midwinter Meeting. Go to the Virtual Exhibit Hall link. Select View My Exhibitors to create your own MY EXPO ACCOUNT. Then browse the list of registered exhibitors and add them to your account.

  • You can search exhibitors by company name or by product category.
  • Save the list or modify as need be.
  • And print out at home or in your office your own customized floor plan, which will highlight your exhibitors and their booth locations.

Wisconsin Breakfast Reception

With the Wisconsin Dental Association cancelling its annual meeting, CDS invites all attendees from Wisconsin to a special breakfast reception Friday, Feb. 24. Attendees only need to present their badges showing they are from Wisconsin to enter. The reception will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the foyer area outside W375.


One of the benefits of joining CDS is that members register for free. And of course, we offer more than half of our courses free of charge, too. But we have also made it easier for you to bring your whole office to the Midwinter Meeting!

3=1 Free

Your response to our 3=1 FREE program was overwhelming positive, so we took it a step further and removed the limitations making it a 3=1 FREE for all paying categories. For every three paying attendees that you sign up, you can register a fourth paying attendee for free. The special offer is expanded to include all paying attendee categories. The value of the lowest cost registration fee will be automatically credited based on the date you pre-register. This incentive does not apply to fees for courses or special events tickets.

Member Bring a Non-Member

For the first time, CDS members who register under Category A can register a non-member dentist (Category G) as part of their registration. The non-member registration fee will be waived one time only. Here’s an opportunity to introduce or re-introduce the best dental meeting to non-members you know. This a limited offer; non-members can attend only one Midwinter Meeting free of registration charges.

Early registration saves you money

With four registration tiers – November, December, January and February – November offers the lowest fees. Both December and January increase in price, with February online registration fees being the same as on-site fees.