The 153rd Chicago Midwinter Meeting begins next week at the McCormick Center. The Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest dental meetings in the United States and in the top 20 of all conventions in Chicago. In 2017, the Midwinter meeting drew almost 30,00 attendees, including more than 6,000 dentists. The Chicago Midwinter is also known as a “product launch” meeting. Many dental manufacturers choose this meeting to launch their latest and greatest dental products and services.
While the Midwinter may be known as a large dental meeting with product launches, it is not known for dental support organization or dental group practice courses or content. Their course list does not have a single course which focuses on scaling a dental business or setting up a DSO structure. If you are in search of dental support organization, private equity excitement, or dental group practice education, we here at GDN have done the research for you and found them.
If you are in town early for the Chicago Midwinter meeting you can register for the 15th annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference and head down to the Ritz Carlton on East Pearson Street. The keynote speaker this year is Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The meeting runs February 21st and 22nd and has a dedicated dental support organization session. To find out more and register click HERE.
If private equity isn’t your thing and you’d rather get more of a general overview on the dental support organization model and where DSOs are headed, then the Dental Trade Alliance’s ‘Future Trends Forum’ may be a better fit. Starting at 11 am on Wednesday February 21st, the three hour event entitled, Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) Today and Going Forward, features DSO industry experts such as:
Chris Vranas – Executive Director of ADSO
Doug Brown – Affordable Care LLC Vice Chairman and Immediate Past Chief
Frank Baynham – Dentistry 4 Children Past CEO and Current Chairman
Dr. Charlie Zasso – Affordable Care Chief Clinical Officer
Naimish Patel – Tru Family Dental Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
To find out more and register click HERE.
While you are attending the Chicago Midwinter meeting stop by and find out what dental support organizations are talking about at their exhibitor tables. Here is a list of DSOs and their booth numbers:
Affordable Dentures & Implants – Booth #1929
Aspen Dental – Booth #4639
Community Dental Care – Booth #1039
Dental Care Alliance – Booth #1347
Elite Dental Partners – Booth #5111
Midwest Dental – Booth #4632
Tru Family Dental – Booth #1948
Beth Miller, Contributing Editor, GDN