President's Invitation

tiersky-terriOn behalf of the Chicago Dental Society Board of Directors, it is my honor to invite you to attend the 155th Midwinter Meeting KALEIDOSCOPE VIEW 2020.

A kaleidoscope, when turned, offers an ever-changing visual, an endless variety of patterns created by a mixture of different elements. When the kaleidoscope stops turning, the pieces settle into a vibrant colorful display, creating a unique symmetry. As a collector, I began thinking about the unlikely parallels between these unique objects and our profession.

Dentistry is constantly evolving, never static. Changing practice models and innovation bear witness to this evolution. Education and technology give us an ever-changing landscape of possibilities. And our team members make up the pieces that create the vibrancy and uniqueness that our practices need to thrive.

To help bring our vision for 2020 to McCormick Place in February, Program Chair Dr. John Hagopian, General Chair (the late) Dr. Loren Feldner and Director of Scientific Affairs Dr. Ted Borris worked tirelessly to put together a diverse, timely and unique program for every member of the dental team.

We are very excited to announce $20 for 2020. In addition to continuing our tradition of offering a multitude of free courses, the remainder of our non-participation classes will be priced at only $20! Please remember to register before Feb. 1 to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. We will also be offering many shorter classes, 75 minutes each, to keep things fresh and to give each of you an opportunity to see several lectures on as many diverse topics as possible. We encourage our dental students, the future of our profession, to attend. We are therefore offering all lectures free of charge to our students on the last day of the meeting Saturday. Live patient demonstrations every day, a wide array of participation course opportunities and track classes on implants, business and health and wellness will also be part of our kaleidoscope. Other highlights include a mock malpractice trial on opioids and a laser certification class. Team 2020 worked hard to ensure that the entire dental team has endless choices to enhance your Midwinter Meeting experience.

Do you want to earn CE credit when you are in between lectures? Visit our exhibit floor where you will not only be able to earn 1 hour of CE per day, but you will also have the opportunity to shop for all of your office needs. Many of our exhibitors introduce new and innovative products at the Midwinter Meeting and the energy on our exhibit floor is contagious. Please come check out our Exhibit Hall.

The kaleidoscopic experience continues with our social events. The Opening Session will take place on Thursday afternoon and will feature Lori Greiner, author and a star of Shark Tank. Our new dentists are invited to socialize and network at a reception just for you late Friday afternoon. If you are out of dental school 10 years or less, this is an event you don’t want to miss. I encourage you to come experience our Fashion Show and luncheon on early Friday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It isn’t often that you get to relax with a nice lunch, great music and cutting edge fashion. Take a short break from the meeting and hop a shuttle bus to Kaleidoscope (K)outure.

The fun will continue at Park West on Friday night and will feature Gary Mullen & The Works: One Night of Queen.

The 2020 meeting will close on Saturday night with the President’s Dinner Dance. My husband Rolly and I invite each of you to join us for camaraderie, cocktails, dinner and dancing to the wonderful sounds of Ken Arlen’s 14-piece band Evolution.

KALEIDOSCOPE VIEW 2020 will be so much more vibrant with you there. Please join us in Chicago for the 155th Midwinter Meeting. It is my honor to serve the Society, and it will be my pleasure to welcome you!

Terri S. Tiersky, DDS, JD
2020 Chicago Dental Society President