2023 Midwinter Meeting delivers!
An upbeat mood infused the 158th Midwinter Meeting as attendees, speakers and exhibitors crowded into McCormick Place for three days of exceptional continuing education and the latest in dental products and services.

More than 20,800 attendees -- dentists, dental team members, speakers, exhibitors, students and other registered guests -- came out for this year's meeting, excited to be together again as the dental community continues to build back from the pandemic.

Planning is already underway for the 159th Midwinter Meeting. Mark your calendars now for Feb. 22-24, 2024 -- a licensure year. You won't want to miss it!
Need to validate your CE?

Click here to submit your CE verification or complete the process on the Midwinter Meeting mobile app. Be sure to have your course number, the course code, your email address and your access key.

Verification is free through May 31; after that, there is a $35 charge.

Headshot photos are now available

Those who had their headshots taken at the CDS Booth during the Midwinter Meeting should have received their photos via Dropbox from the photographer. If you have not received them, please email the photographer here.
Oral pathology case studies highlight CDS Regional Meeting
Registration is open for the first CDS Regional Meeting this year at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Note that the day of the meeting is Friday, a departure from the traditional Wednesday.

Date/Time: Friday, April 14, 9 a.m. - noon
Topic: Oral Pathology

Dr. Iglehart will speak on "The Saga of an Undetected Oral Lesion" (1 hour).
Dr. John Kalmar will speak on "Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: What about HPV?" (2 hours).
Save the Date! The upcoming Regional Meeting webinar is on Friday, June 23.

Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 9 – 11 a.m. (Central Time)
Location: On Zoom
Title: Stop the Insanity By Doing Things Differently: Making Your Best Better will be presented by Roy Shelburne, DDS. He will speak on the principals of quality improvement that can be adopted by the whole dental team.
ADA dues payment deadline is April 1
Check this off your to-do list! Pay your 2023 dues to the ADA before the April 1 cutoff.

Membership in the tripartite brings year-long benefits, through continuing education and other resources for you and your practice.

Current members who also enroll in auto-pay will again be eligible for early-bird registration in October for the 2024 Midwinter Meeting.
Help needed for dental colleagues in Turkey, Syria

With so many killed or injured in the devastating earthquakes and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria, donations are vital. Dentists and dental students throughout the region lost homes, offices, equipment and more in the February disaster. Efforts are underway to mobilize aid and equipment in the months ahead.

To learn more about how to help, the FDI World Dental Federation has collected information here.
Oral Cancer Institute presents symposium on oral oncology
A half-day symposium on oral oncology will be presented Saturday, April 29, at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Olsen Auditorium, in Chicago.

The Oral Cancer Institute’s symposium is geared toward dental and medical providers and focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the oral and oro-pharyngeal cancer patient. It will highlight multidisciplinary care and provides an overview and update on the prevention and management of oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Presenters are Program Chair Mohammed Qaisi, DMD, MD; James Murphy, DDS, MD; Sharon Perlman, DDS, MPH; and Polina Gubareva, DMD.

CDS Foundation plans March 29 webinar on Wrigley grants
CDS members and 2nd- and 3rd-year dental students interested in applying for Healthier Smiles Grants through the CDS Foundation can sign up for a webinar this month to learn more about the process.

The webinar is planned for 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 29. Registration is required and can be done online here. The informational webinar will explain how to apply for the 2023 cycle of the CDS Foundation/Mars Wrigley Healthier Smiles grants for up to $5,000 and discuss program and reporting requirements.

Applications are due Friday, April 7. View the application here.