156th Midwinter Meeting

Heart of Dentistry

FEBRUARY 25 – 27, 2021

Registration begins Nov. 2

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Midwinter Meeting

Thank you for attending the 2020 Midwinter Meeting

2020 Course Catalog

CE certificates will be available beginning March 15

We are aware that for a number of our attendees the March 15 date will cause some difficulty.

That date was established to allow for electronic compilation and verification to provide correct CE information for all attendees in a timely fashion. It is our hope that this process will occur in a shorter time frame than was originally anticipated. If that indeed is the case, we will email all Midwinter attendees that the CE compilation process is complete and they can access the information, complete their course evaluations and print their certificate. In any case, it is our goal to have the CE correct and available to attendees in shortest time frame that is possible.

Continuing Education Credits and your badge

You will receive a course summary ticket along with your badge that will list all of your registered courses and activities for the meeting. When arriving at a course for which you have registered, the barcode on your summary ticket will be scanned.

Be sure to have that ticket scanned to guarantee you will receive credit for that course. There will be course verification codes as well. Both scan and code are necessary to get credits.

If you are not scanned into a course and have the verification code, you cannot receive credit for that course.

It is your responsibility to have this scan completed.

The CE Verification Center will no longer be available on-site. You can obtain your CE certificate at least three weeks after the completion of the meeting either through the CDS Midwinter Meeting Mobile App or online.

Be sure to save your badge to have the proper registration and sequence information. You will need your 4-digit CE code provided at the end of each session.

CE certificates for the 2020 Midwinter will be issued free of charge through May 31. A $35 charge will be applied for the remainder of the year.


All badge/course registration cancellations or requests for refunds must be made in writing and received in the offices of Advanced Tradeshow Technologies, postmarked no later than Feb. 6. If your badges and/or course summary tickets have been mailed or received, they must be returned with the request for cancellation/refund. If your tickets have been produced and/or mailed, a $25 service and handling fee will be deducted from the amount of the refund.

Requests for refunds must include actual badges and course summary tickets which should be mailed to:
CDS Midwinter Meeting
C/O Advanced Tradeshow Technologies
PO Box 11175
Denver, CO 80211


The 2021 Midwinter Meeting will be held at the McCormick Place West Building, 2301 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago

Return to Chicago in 2021

156th Midwinter Meeting: Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 25 – 27, 2021

Preparations are already being made to bring you a memorable experience, featuring top-notch continuing education opportunities, exciting social and networking gatherings and a packed Exhibit Hall. 2021 is a CE reporting year for Illinois. Be sure to make plans to attend, so you stay up-to-date on your continuing education requirements.

Registration begins Nov. 2.

Enjoy our world-class city of Chicago while you learn from the leaders in dental education. Choose from more than 250 courses, including valuable hands-on workshops, lectures and live patient demonstrations.

Be sure to spend some time in our Exhibit Hall where you can try out the latest dental innovations from more than 650 exhibiting companies

After the meeting, take the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Dine in our fabulous restaurants. Shop the Magnificent Mile. Take a tour of our amazing architecture or experience our many fascinating museums and cultural institutions. Chicago is our hometown and we look forward to welcoming you.

Network with colleagues and the dental community. Catch up with classmates at our various Midwinter Meeting special events, gatherings and Associated Events, including our Mentor luncheon, New Dentists Reception, and various dental school alumni reunions.

CDS members register for free

Are you an ADA member?

Join CDS as an Associate Member for only $125 and pay no registration fee. That’s a $70 savings compared with on-site registration fees. Join now.


Connect with CDS

If you are an ADA member outside Lake, Cook, and DuPage counties in Illinois or an international dentist, you can still join the Chicago Dental Society and enjoy the same benefits as local members. As a CDS member, you are connected to the most important industry meeting of the year, with free admission to the Midwinter Meeting. It makes perfect sense to join, because the cost of your CDS membership is less than the registration fee for a non-member. 

Become a CDS member

Become a CDS member and enjoy easy, convenient access to a tremendous range of CE courses available at the Midwinter Meeting – many of which are free. There’s something for every member of your dental team. See why your dentist colleagues are CDS members and attend the Midwinter Meeting.