The Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) is the annual meeting of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. Currently in its 80th year, MCDC is a premier regional meeting that features a two- day trade show along with lectures and special events. Our outstanding speakers reflect our Society’s ongoing commitment to provide quality continuing education for those attending our meeting. Our huge Exhibit Hall showcases the newest products and technology in dentistry
The new home of the Mid-Continent Dental Congress, St. Louis Union Station, has been completely re-imagined into a fabulous, one-of-a-kind destination. In addition to a AAA Diamond rated hotel, St. Louis Union Station features larger meeting and exhibit space in a beautiful setting; it is perfect for our growing convention. We’re already looking forward to attractions like the new St. Louis Aquarium, the outdoor fire and light show, the St. Louis Wheel, the Grand Hall 3D light show, an old fashioned Soda Fountain, and many terrific restaurants. We are thrilled to continue to provide the high quality dental education we are known for in this spectacular new venue.
MCDC offers two days of CE courses and hands-on workshops presented by 30+ nationally recognized speakers. The convention has averaged a total attendance of 2,300 to 2,550 over the past four years, with an audience consisting of dentists, hygienists, assistants, office staff, dental technicians and exhibitor representatives. The Exhibit Hall is open both days and features 100+ exhibit booths.
The Greater St. Louis Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Financial Disclosure: The Council on Scientific Sessions and GSLDS meeting staff and their families have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The AAA Four Diamond Hotel provides a truly elegant experience in the heart of a bustling metropolitan area. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, outdoor seasonal pool and The Grand Hall Experience 3D Light Show.
Within sweeping archways, fresco and gold leaf detailing, mosaics and glass windows, you’ll find the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. The AAA Four Diamond Hotel provides a truly elegant experience in the heart of a bustling metropolitan area. Transport yourself to a time when travel was an art and the fine details were important.
Every guest room boasts timeless décor, a work area, a flat screen TV and spacious bathroom. Opt for a suite with a courtyard view, concierge lounge access and added amenities. Several of the hotel suites offer exclusive access on the historical side of the building and are individually railroad themed.
Booking your reservations at the convention hotel benefits all Mid-Continent participants and provides a low convention rate.
2021 hotel convention room block coming soon
The Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS) Board of Directors, in consultation with the Society’s Council on Scientific Sessions, has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) scheduled for October 22-23. Due to the ongoing and pervasive health crisis arising from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and the associated government orders and public health guidelines, it is impossible for the 2020 MCDC to go forward as planned.
Our hearts are heavy; significant work has gone into planning a fabulous meeting for our inaugural year at our exciting new venue, St. Louis Union Station. Since the first meeting in 1939, MCDC has only missed two other years, 1942 and 1943, and that was due to WWII. Yet the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, staff, and exhibitors are our top priorities, making the decision to cancel unavoidable.
At this time, the Board has determined that a virtual conference is not a viable option for us. We are however exploring smaller CE events that would allow us to adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing, as well as individual webinars. We will provide updates as they are available.
We know that MCDC is a valued and beloved event for both our members and exhibitors. We thank you for your support and understanding as we move forward together in this unique and uncertain time. We look forward to being together again next year. Please mark your calendar now for the 2021 Mid-Continent Dental Congress: October 28-29.