watson-lowry-70x100President's Invitation

On behalf of The Chicago Dental Society members, board, and staff, I invite you to the most beautiful city in the world.

We are so excited to have you attend the 154th Midwinter Meeting. We hope with our theme this year – A Midwinter Mardi Gras: Celebrating Innovation, Camaraderie and Diversity – you will find something wonderful and exciting that will continue to bring you, your staff and your family back to our meeting for years to come.

This year’s General Chair Sharon Lyn-Malinowski and Program Chair Sue Zelazo-Smith, along with Scientific Director Ted Borris, have selected a diverse group of speakers and topics that will meet any practice’s needs for the best in continuing education. With more than 140 speakers, hands on courses and live demonstrations, there is something for everyone in the dental profession.

We also look forward to you visiting the Exhibit Hall, where you will find innovation at its best. The Midwinter Meeting is known as the meeting for launching new products and learning new techniques, so save time to explore the Exhibit Hall floor.

While you are enjoying the exhibits, don’t forget to stop by one of the two kiosks on the exhibit floor and scan your badge to receive one hour of CE credit for visiting the floor during the three days of the meeting and remember to pick up your CDS commemorative bag. And don’t forget to get your souvenir Mardi Gras beads, which will be distributed in walkways by the General Registration area. Or you may go to any MWM information booth to get your beads.

Review the final program at the meeting to look for the many additional activities that we are offering this year.

Thursday evening, wind down from the day and enjoy camaraderie at the Opening Session, featuring Jay Leno, admired stand-up comedian, actor, author, who hosted the Tonight Show on NBC (1992 – 2014). You can enjoy refreshments and light snacks at a reception prior to the start of the Opening Session.

Take a little break on Friday afternoon and sign up for our fashion show and luncheon, which will be held steps away from the exhibit floor. This year’s theme is Carnaval Couture and Cuisine. Sit down and enjoy the show and a delicious lunch before heading back to your afternoon classes or the exhibit floor.

Friday evening enjoy a live concert at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. The featured entertainment is Purple Xperience, a Prince tribute band. This is a show we are sure you will enjoy. Finally, to top off the meeting, my husband, Bill, and I would love to see you at the President’s Dinner Dance on Saturday evening. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and dance the night away to the music of the Opal Staples Orchestra.

The CDS family is looking forward to seeing you and hopes you enjoy – A Midwinter Mardi Gras!

Cheryl D. Watson-Lowry, DDS, 2019 Chicago Dental Society President