Last week I was in Chicago for Dental Tribune, to cover the annual gathering of the nation’s top oral and maxillofacial surgeons. We published three issues of our at-show newspaper, called “today” — the second issue of which was our “live” issue that included my on-site news reporting and photography. Here’s the cover — if you click on it you can see it bigger:
The official title of the event was the “100th Annual Meeting, Scientific Session and Exhibition of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).” That is quite a mouthful! This is a significant event in the dental profession, attracting thousands of DMDs. A DMD is a dentist who is also a medical doctor. These professionals do everything from extractions to implant placement to complex oral surgery cases. Colin Powell was the keynote speaker. Several thousand meeting attendees attended his talk. I wrote a brief article about his speech for Dental Tribune — link here. My meeting roundup article and photo gallery is here. The complete edition of the Day 2 live paper is available as a PDF here.
The dental event, which included educational sessions plus a three-day trade show, was held at McCormick Place. We stayed across the street at the brand new Hilton Garden Inn, which is in the same building as a Home2 Suites and a Hampton Inn.
On one of the days I finished early, and I had time to make a brief visit to the Art Institute.