CDS Midwinter Meeting
The 2018 Midwinter Meeting takes place Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 22 – 24
For three full days, you can see and try out the latest and best new dental products and services that more than 600 exhibiting companies have to offer.
Stay current with your continuing education requirements. Choose from more than 200 courses, including engaging lectures, hands-on participation courses and live patient demonstrations.
The Midwinter Meeting is held at McCormick Place West Building located at 2301 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60616.
Pay your dues for 2018
Haven’t registered on our website yet?
Click here and enter your CDS member number and create a password to create your website account to be able to take advantage of the members-only benefits of this website.
Some courses sell out quickly. Don’t wait to register to ensure you can take the courses that you want. Online registration ends Feb. 16.
2018 CDS President Louis Imburgia wishes to remind you and your team to register early to give you the largest selection of continuing education classes from which to choose. Courses fill up quickly. Registering before Feb. 1 offers many financial benefits as well.
CDS continues the tradition of offering exceptional CE
The 2018 CDS member leadership team is continuing the tradition of improving and offering Midwinter Meeting attendees an exceptional experience.
Among the many continuing education opportunities in 2018 is an exceptional all-day track designed for today’s dental assistants.
The courses will gives professional dental assistants an opportunity to expand their skills and develop insights to help become an even greater asset to the practice.
Dental Assisting all-day track: Courses C101A – C101F
Be sure to take advantage of this great track and great bargains when you register for more than one track class.
- 1 class: $55
- 2 classes: $90 ($20 savings)
- 3 classes: $115 ($50 savings)
- 4 classes: $140 ($80 savings)
Live patient demonstrations
Live patient demonstrations return to the Midwinter Meeting in 2018. Each day the meeting will have live patient demonstrations and each one is another FREE course. For details, please see the course descriptions, which are listed by day.
Download the 2018 Midwinter Meeting Mobile App in January
Available in January to download in the Apple iTunes store or Google Play store.
Make the most of your experience by downloading the 2018 Midwinter Meeting mobile app in January! Our new mobile app will be compatible with all Android and iOS smartphones and tablets and it will enable you to:
- Navigate the 170,000 square feet of exhibit space with a 2-D map and plot your route to visit any of the more than 700 exhibitors.
- Access your course schedule by logging in and registering your badge number with the app after you have registered for the meeting.
- Sync your profile on the app with your LinkedIn profile.
- View PDF handouts from speakers presenting more than 200 courses on topics of interest to the whole dental team, and take notes that you can email directly to yourself.
- Online CE Certification can be done right on the app; no more waiting in line on site.
- Access the Virtual Tradeshow Bag full of special offers for you to take advantage of when you visit the Exhibit Hall.
Additional features will allow you to network with other attendees within the app, stay connected via social media channels and view all your favorites in one easy place on the app. If you download the app, log in and update your profile, you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a gift card. Names will be drawn at noon each day of the meeting. Winners must be present on site at the show to accept their prize.
Customize Your Floor Plan
Create your own customized floor plan highlighting those companies you wish to visit while at the Midwinter Meeting. Simply go to the Virtual Exhibit Hall.
Select View My Exhibitors to create your own MY EXPO ACCOUNT. Then browse the list of registered exhibitors and add them to your account.
Virtual Trade Show Bag
Look in your email for your Virtual Trade Show Bag the week of the meeting. You can also view the bag through the 2018 CDS Midwinter Meeting Mobile App starting Feb. 20, 2018. The app will be available to download in January.
2018 Midwinter Meeting incentives
Special Offer for Non-ADA Member Dentists
Chicago Dental Society members (Category A) can register a non-ADA member dentist (Category G) as part of their registration, and the non-ADA member dentist registration fee will be waived.
Here’s an opportunity to introduce or re-introduce the best dental meeting to non-ADA members you know. This is a limited offer; the complimentary registration must be for a dentist, and non-ADA members can attend only one Midwinter Meeting free of registration charges.
Your response to our 3=1 FREE paid registration program was overwhelmingly positive in 2017.
For every three paying registrations that you sign up, you can register a fourth paying registration for free making the Midwinter Meeting more affordable for all attendees. The value of the lowest cost registration fee will be automatically credited at the time of registration.
Connect with CDS
Even if you do not live in the Chicago area, 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.