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Permanent link  Chicago Tribune publishes CDS tip sheet on budget dental tips

03/16/2009

This just in: Today's Chicago Tribune carried our tip sheet on low-cost ideas to keeping your mouth healthy.

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Your teeth must be taken cared well so that it won't hamper your work. It's hard to be absent in the office and missed the work because the salary that you will be receiving will be deducted.

Posted by: Vincent (noreply@blogger.com) on 05/16/2011

Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting Weathers Economic Storm

03/10/2009

Attendance down 9% from 2008 meeting but 82% of exhibitors report generating new business at show

The Midwinter Meeting, the Chicago Dental Society's annual dental conference and tradeshow, consistently ranks amongst the country's top conventions, even earning the distinction as one of the top four medical tradeshows in the US last year, according to Expo magazine.

Held February 26-March 1, this year's meeting once again attracted dental professionals from around the world, including about 7,000 dentists. Total attendance for the meeting was 31,333, representing a 9 percent drop over the 2008 figures, which were an all-time high in the meeting's 144-year history.

"I think we all went into this meeting holding our breath a little," Dr. David Kumamoto, CDS president, said, "But the feedback from exhibitors and the number of sold-out courses reveal just how strong our meeting is."

Nearly one-quarter of the conference's 240+ courses were sold out, and the vast majority of courses were near capacity.

The exhibit floor, which showcased 570 companies, was completely sold out months in advance. The Midwinter Meeting was recently chosen as offering the best cost-to-value benefit of any dental tradeshow in the U.S., according to 66 percent of exhibitors responding to a post-show survey.

Read the full press release.

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Thanks for the feedback. According to tickets sales, 24 percent of the classes were sold out, and the majority of classes had at least 70 percent of available tickets sold.

Posted by: Keri Kramer (noreply@blogger.com) on 05/16/2011

what courses did you attend ? two of the classes i attended had less than 30% of the room filled. these were paid courses. most people i talked to also stated the their classes were low in attendence

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Permanent link  Investing in baby teeth

03/05/2009

Vanessa Hand from Medill Reports posted an article today about early dental care for children. She covers the reasons why parents should take their child to the dentist by one year of age and how a health diet is just as important as regular brushing. From the article:

"Early visits will prevent cavities, prevent pain, and prevent a whole snowball of effects," said Dr. Cissy Furusho, spokesperson for the Chicago Dental Society and dentist at Dentistry for Kids Ltd.


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THE "WHOLE SNOWBALL OF EFFECTS" IS BY FAR THE GREATEST OBSTACLE FOR ALL DENTAL PERSONNEL--HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR "I HATE THE DENTIST"?, "I HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST"?,OR "I HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WHEN I WAS LITTLE"? EARLY PREVENTIVE VISITS, NON-PAINFUL AS THEY SHOULD BE, ENCOURAGE A ROUTINE OF LIFETIME CARE AND TRUST IN THE DENTAL PROFESSION. THE ALTERNATIVE OF GOING TO THE DENTIST AT THE LAST MINUTE DUE TO UNBEARABLE PAIN +/OR SWELLING IS NOT PLEASURABLE FOR EITHER PARTY AND USUALLY RE-INFORCES THE "SNOWBALL EFFECT" OF NEGFATIVE CHILDFHOOD EXPERIENCES. etc., etc., etc. THIS I KNOW AFTER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. "DR. PAUL"

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Permanent link  Chew on This

03/03/2009

Today's Chicago Sun-Times Health section features some of our budget-saving tips to take care of your smile during these tough economic times.

Do you have any other cheap tips for teeth that didn't make our list? Leave a comment!

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Permanent link  More blog coverage from Midwinter Meeting 2009

03/02/2009

Thanks to all who tuned into to our live coverage of Midwinter Meeting 2009 on Friday. For more, check out Marty Jablow's blog and The Dental Implant Blog - both have photos and news from the event.

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