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Permanent link  Midwinter 2011: Getting Iso Active

02/26/2011

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Permanent link  Midwinter 2011: Introducing Archteks Toothpaste Tablets

02/26/2011

Archtek introduces the Toothpaste Tablet at the Midwinter Meeting:



The Toothpaste Tablets were awarded Top Innovative Consumer Product for 2011 by Dental Advisor Magazine.

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Permanent link  Exhibit Floor Day 2 in Review

02/25/2011

Exhibit floor is winding down for the day - but we had a great time meeting new friends and learning about the latest innovations in dentistry. Check out our photo summary. See you tomorrow!

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Permanent link  The Sports Dentistry Side of Your Practice with Dr. Douglas Lambert

02/25/2011

Athletic dental injuries are on the rise and according our recent survey of member dentists, basketball and hockey top the list of sports that cause the most dental injury to patients.

Dr. Douglas Lambert taught a course on sports dentistry this morning. He tells us about the most recent trends in this field and how dentists should prepare for dental emergencies.

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Permanent link  Roundup of New Kids Products

02/25/2011

Children sometimes need a little encouragement - and some fun - to make brushing and flossing a daily habit. This year's Midwinter Meeting brings several new kid-focused dental products to dentists and consumers. From electronic toothbrushes and irrigation systems to toothbrushes covered with toys and cartoons, here's a look at the latest dental treats for kids on the exhibit floor.

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Permanent link  Midwinter 2011: Meeting with Hu Friedy and Nevi

02/25/2011

We met with Iris Garberina of Hu-Friedy and she introduced us to Nevi, the company's mascot.

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Permanent link  Forensic Dentistry Dispelling the CSI Myth

02/25/2011

A critical part of the Midwinter Meeting are the hundreds of continuing education courses being offered to dentists and dental professionals.


Dr. Anthony "Rick" Cardoza is leading a class on forensic dentistry this morning. Because of forensic fare on popular television shows, Dr. Cardoza wants to set the record straight on how this practice works with the legal system. He took a moment to chat us before class began.



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Permanent link  Midwinter 2011: Under Armour performance mouthwear

02/25/2011

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Permanent link  Meetup Wrap up

02/25/2011

Social Media Dentist -Dr. LipscombDr. Lipscomb and Dr. Jablow presented two social media Meetup sessions during the first day of Midwinter 2011. Covering a wide array of platforms from Facebook to Twitter to Foursquare to tactics like QR codes to extend your practice's word-of-mouth marketing, each session presented insight into the social media side of dentistry.


 Dr. JablowCDS would like to send thanks to Dr. Bicuspid for helping bring the doctors to Midwinter 2011 to share their expertise. Attendees asked a variety of questions ranging from how to get an entire practice involved with social media to promote the business and attract attention from new customers to how to deal with negative comments on review websites like Yelp or Google listings.

Stay tuned to the CDS Facebook page for more insight from the Meetup sessions.

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Permanent link  3D Imaging on Wheels

02/24/2011


We were intrigued by this big van in the middle of the exhibit floor.

Turns out, its a mobile imaging unit that provides 3D scans for treatment planning, owned and operated by Deborah Vessell. She tells us about the service and how it helps dentists.




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Permanent link  Social Media Experts Share Insight at CDS/Dr. Bicuspid Meetup

02/24/2011


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Permanent link  Welcome to Midwinter Meeting 2011!

02/24/2011


The Midwinter Meeting kicked off this morning and we're ready to bring you updates on the latest showings, interviews with local dentists, and updates from our two Meet Up events today. More from us soon, but for now check out the line of folks ready to enjoy the day.



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Permanent link  See you at Midwinter tomorrow!

02/23/2011

We're setting up camp at McCormick Place West for the 146th annual Midwinter Meeting.
CDS in Chicago's RedEye
If you're attending and a twitter user, follow CDS, our hashtag (#CDS2011) or our list of attendees for a more in-depth look at Midwinter.

The image for this post comes courtesy of Chicago's RedEye from their February 23 edition. Click the image to view the full-sized version on CDS' flickr account.

Hope to see you there-safe travels!

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Permanent link  Join CDS and Dr. Bicuspid for the 2011 Midwinter Meetup

02/16/2011


Do you wonder how social media tools like Facebook and Twitter can benefit your practice?

Wonder no more! Together with DrBicuspid.com, CDS is hosting a Meetup on the first day of the Midwinter Meeting-Thursday, February 24. We invite you to register for one of the two sessions to be held in Room W474A, the press conference room in McCormick Place's West Building.

We're bringing dentists together with two noted experts to discuss how social media can affect--and help--your dental practice.

Dr. Jason Lipscomb (@SocialMediaDent) and Dr. Marty Jablow (@jablow) will both share their insight and expertise in working social media into dental practices.

In addition, attendees will be entered in a prize drawing to win a copy of Dr. Lipscomb's book, Social Media for Dentists.

Register today for one of the sessions and leave a question or two in the comments that we can pass along to the experts before the event.

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Permanent link  CDS drops the puck with the Chicago Wolves for Childrens Dental Health Month

02/01/2011

Chicago Wolves mascot, Skate, visits Dr. Mark Humenik, a Chicago Dental Society member.Chicago Wolves mascot Skates knows the importance of dental health, that's why he stopped by CDS member Dr. Mark Humenik's office for a check-up and thorough cleaning.

CDS and the Chicago Wolves have teamed up to celebrate Children's Dental Health Month in February by offering CDS members and their patients discounted tickets to all February Wolves games-with Saturday, February 5 as "Children's Dental Health Awareness Night". Visit CDS.org/Wolves to download a flyer to order your tickets today and read our tips on what to do in event of a dental injury. You can also use our Dentist Finder to schedule your next check up-just like Skates did.

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I believe that mascots are useful in encouraging kids to visit the dentist without fear or hesitation. During my son's first visit with the dentist, the staff presented a dental mascot with lots of activities in the dental office. David participated one before his turn in the dental chair. He was so happy that he forgot his dentist fear. Now that he's older, there's no problem for me to bring him to our trusted cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles for dental checkup.

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