The Chicago Dental Society’s 147th annual Midwinter Meeting opened on Thursday, with more than 30,000 dentists and dental professionals in attendance at McCormick Place’s West Building to experience valuable continuing education, including more than 120 speakers, 190 courses and 38 hands-on courses.
On the exhibit hall floor, more than 600 exhibitors from around the globe are on hand to show off some of the industry’s most innovative products and technologies.

One of the many new products on display this year is the DrQuickLook dental viewer. The device helps dentists explain treatment to their patients, who hold the screen in their hands for quick and easy visual clarification. No computers or software are needed. Dr. Bob Clark, who invented DrQuickLook, says it’s all about increasing case acceptance.
In addition to the new, there is also the tried and true. Doxa Dental, for example, is offering its Ceramir Crown & Bridge bioceramic dental luting cement, which is designed for the permanent cementation of crowns and fixed partial dentures, as well as gold inlays and onlays, prefabricated metal and cast dowels and more.

A number of companies are offering special promotions, show specials or giveaways. At VOCO America, attendees can spin a wheel to win free product samples or even gift cards to Starbucks. And at Suni Medical Imaging attendees can practice their free throw technique and enter a drawing for prizes. Lucky winners receive Apple products or even a vacation.

Of course, these are just a few of the hundreds of offerings that await meeting attendees on the show floor. The exhibit hall is open through Saturday at 5:30 p.m.