Get your badge scanned to earn CE Credit

The Chicago Dental Society designates one (1) credit per hour for CE activities, unless otherwise noted.

It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his or her licensing or regulatory agency and to contact them with any questions regarding licensing.

A few CE Certification Stations are located in the General Registration area. Illinois dentists are required to obtain 48 CE hours in a three-year period. The current cycle ends in September 2021.

Illinois hygienists are required to obtain 36 CE hours in a three-year period and CPR certification in the year of licensure.

Beginning with the 2019 Midwinter Meeting, individual course tickets will no longer be issued. You will receive a ticket for each day that will list all of your registered courses and activities for that day. When arriving at a course for which you have registered, the bar code on that daily ticket will be scanned.

If you do not have that ticket scanned, you will not receive credit for that course. If you must leave the course for any reason, you must have your badge scanned as you leave and again upon your return. ADA CERP guidelines state that you must be present at least 50 minutes of every hour that you expect credit for. There will no longer be course verification codes to get to credits retrospectively.

If you are not scanned into a course, you cannot receive credit for that course. It is your responsibility to have this scan completed.

Your CE certificate will be available through the CDS Midwinter Meeting Mobile App (available for download in January) or at upon completion of the Meeting.

Be sure to save your badge to have the proper registration and sequence information for this purpose. CE certificates for the 2019 Midwinter will be issued free of charge until May 31, 2019. A $25 charge will be applied after that date.

You can record 2019 CE online at for free through May 31, 2019, through the Midwinter Meeting mobile app or at on-site CE Certification Stations located in General Registration. You will need your course numbers and your eight-digit convention number (Example: 123456/12, found on your registration badge).