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The 2019 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

If it’s late February, that means a trip to Chicago for the annual Midwinter Meeting, held by the Chicago Dental Society. As part of the team of editors from Dental Tribune, I helped publish three issues of our at-show newspaper, called “today” — the last two of which were “live” issues that were printed overnight from on site.

My editorial assignments at the event included taking dozens of photographs for our photo gallery, a sample of which is shown directly below. An online version of the photo gallery is published to the Dental Tribune website (direct link here). I also attended a press briefing conducted by Henry Schein Dental and wrote an article (here), and I also attended the annual “Celebration of Smiles” event, held by America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and wrote about that as well (article here).

Articles by Fred Michmershuizen

article by Fred Michmershuizen


We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, located directly across the street from McCormick Place. I arrived Wednesday afternoon, worked pretty much all day Thursday and Friday, and flew home on Saturday. There was no time for fun or sightseeing, but here is a picture I took looking out the hotel room window! It’s not the best view, but if you look closely you can see the Willis Tower:

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Chicago Dental Society’s 2018 Midwinter Meeting

I just got back from my annual trip to Chicago for Dental Tribune, where I covered the Chicago Dental Society’s annual Midwinter Meeting. We published three issues of our ‘today’ daily newspaper — one published in advance, two more live on site.

The night before the meeting started, I covered Oral Health America’s Annual Gala & Benefit at the Marriott Marquis. My article about the event is posted to the Dental Tribune website, link here. During the meeting I interviewed Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental (pictured above) about his company’s laser technology, article posted here. I also photographed dozens of company booths in the exhibit hall, and my photo gallery from the event is posted here.

We stayed at the Sheraton Grand. Here’s the view from my hotel room:

View from Sheraton Grand in Chicago

Chicago Midwinter Meeting 2013

It was another visit to Chicago recently, for the annual Midwinter Meeting, conducted by the Chicago Dental Society. I was there for Dental Tribune, where we published three issues of our daily at-show newspaper. I wrote up several articles and about the event, and I took plenty of photographs — mostly in the exhibit hall — for publication in print and online.

My article about the annual celebration conducted by America’s Toothfairy: National Children’s Health Foundation, is posted to the Dental Tribune website here; and about Curve Dental, here.

Here are images from some of the pages of the show daily publication:

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The 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

I recently attended the Chicago Dental Society’s annual Midwinter Meeting, to cover the event for Dental Tribune. I wrote several articles for our at-show newspaper, which we published on site during the event.

For one of the articles I interviewed the president of a company behind a handheld X-ray machine, which allows for increased flexibility in treating patients. For another I interviewed the president of a company that has developed an innovative curing light.

I always find it fascinating to learn about technology like this.

Click the pages below to see the articles bigger:

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My articles from the 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

I’ve just been to Chicago for the annual Midwinter Meeting, which is attended by thousands of dentists. I was there as part of my job with Dental Tribune. We published three issues of an at-show newspaper, which offers news about the meeting and information about new products on display.

I wrote several articles on site, for publication in our daily issues. I interviewed a dental assistant from Rochester, N.Y., about special equipment that allows a dental practice to take digital X-rays. I interviewed an entrepreneur who has a mobile van that allows patients to have high-resolution diagnostic images taken. I also interviewed executives from a company that manufactures lasers that are used in dental treatment.

In addition, I wrote about an event conducted by National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy, which is a non-profit organization that facilitates delivery of dental care to children whose parents cannot afford it.

Here are my articles as they appeared in print at the event in Chicago. Click on any of the images to see them bigger:

Articles by Fred Michmershuizen