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FAQs

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests must be emailed to gslds@prereg.net and received on or before October 7, 2021. All approved refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations requested after October 7, 2021. All approved refunds will be returned in the original form of payment. If registration materials and badges have been received, you must return all materials to MCDC, 6840 Meadowridge Ct., Alpharetta, GA 30005.

The Greater St. Louis Dental Society Board of Directors and Council on Scientific Sessions will continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and its potential impact on the Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC).  In the event the convention may not be held as scheduled due to a state or local government mandate, all registered attendees will be refunded in full.

Can I register on-site if I didn’t register prior?

Yes! On-site registration on Thursday, October 28, 2021 is from 7:00 am – 6:30 pm and on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Is it true GSLDS member/Affiliate member dentists receive complimentary registration?

Yes! This is an exclusive membership benefit introduced in 2014.

How do I become a GSLDS member or Affiliate member Dentist?

Visit greaterstlouisdentalsociety.org to learn how to become a member. Become a member by 9/01/2021 and enjoy complimentary registration to attend the Mid-Continent Dental Congress!

If I already registered, do I need to visit the registration desk prior to finding my event room?

No. There is no need to visit the registration desk if you received your registration materials in the mail. You may proceed directly to your room listed on the back of your badge.

If someone registered for the meeting and can no longer attend, can you substitute the name and events registered for to another person at no additional fee?

No transfers for name badges or events will be allowed.

Will I receive my registration materials in the mail?

Registrations received online or by mail by 10/20/21 will be mailed. Registrations received after this date will be processed and available for onsite pickup at the registration desk.

I’m a dental student, do I pay a registration fee?

No. Dental Students and Dental Graduate Students are offered complimentary registration. A copy of your current student ID must accompany registrations. Registrations are only accepted by mail or on-site.

What do I do if I lose my badge?

A replacement fee of $10.00 will be charged for lost badges. Badges must be worn at all times. You will not be allowed to enter any event without one; the back of the badge will list all events for which you are registered, and will serve as your ticket to attend event(s).

I have questions regarding the Mid-Continent registration, who do I contact?

For any registration questions, you may call 678-341-3048.

Where do I park when I arrive to St. Louis Union Station and will there be a fee?

Convention parking rates: $14 all day self-parking and $20 overnight self-parking.

There are two available self-parking lots. View a parking map here

  • West Parking Lot: enter from Market Street on 20th.  Parking Lot is on the right.
  • South Parking Lot: enter from Market Street on 18th Street.  Parking lot is on right.

Valet parking rates: 0-3 hours $20, 3-6 hours $28 and over 6 hours $30

  • Valet parking available at the Main Grand Hall entrance, on East-bound Market Street.

Can I add events if I already registered?

Yes! Events may be added online by logging in using your account number. On-site, you must visit the registration desk before the event begins.

Can I switch events I registered for onsite?

On-site transfers will only be allowed before an event begins.

Where do I get my handouts?

Printed handouts will not be available on-site. You may download handouts online at mcdcstl.org for your registered events four (4) weeks prior to the convention. All registered attendees will receive an email when the handouts are accessible to download. Please note, not all events will have a handout available.

How do I receive CE credit for courses I attend?

A 4-digit code will be provided to attendees at the completion of courses. CE verification certificates may be obtained at on-site kiosks, on the meeting app or online at mcdcstl.org.

If I don’t stay in an event I registered for in its entirety, can I receive partial CE credit?

No partial CE given for an event not fully completed; you will forfeit any CE credit for that event.

Can I bring my spouse or family member if she/he is not in the dental profession?

Yes, we encourage you to do so! Union Station offers many fun, family friendly activities! Family of registered dentists who are not in the dental field may register at no charge and attend events as their guest. Family must register prior to convention; on-site family registrations are not offered. No CE can be earned in this category.

Is there a dress code?

Business casual; please feel free to be comfortable and wear comfortable shoes. We do recommend you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.

I don’t need CE and I just want to visit the Exhibit Hall, what can I do?

You may register for Exhibits Only, available only to dentists/staff. Exhibits Only registration is not available on-site so be sure to register prior to convention date.

Where can I eat lunch during the Mid-Continent?

You will not need to leave St Louis Union Station for lunch.  You may view a complete list of on-site restaurants here.  You may also visit stlouisunionstation.com/taste for further information. Food trucks will also be available.

What activities are available to me, my team and/or family outside of convention hours?

Fill your getaway to the gills with a destination that delivers a variety of activities and adventures all in one place. Learn more about Union Station here.  You may also visit  stlouisunionstation.com/explore for further information.

What are the future dates of the Mid-Continent Dental Congress?

  • Thursday & Friday, October 27-28, 2022 @ St. Louis Union Station
  • Thursday & Friday, October 26-27, 2023 @ St. Louis Union Station

 

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