About Mid-Continent


General Information

The Mid-Continent Dental Congress (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, dental students, and exhibitor representatives. The Midway Exhibit Hall is open both days and features 100+ exhibit booths.

Continuing Education

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.  Greater St. Louis Dental Society designates this activity for up to 12 continuing education credits. Verify your CE here

MO CE Reporting Period:

Missouri Dental Board requires dentists to complete 50 CE credits (30 hours/hygienist) over 2 years from December 1, 2020, through November 30, 2022. Only 10 hours (5 hours/hygienist) may be related to practice management. Additional hours (25 hours/dentist or 15 hours/hygienist) may be carried into the next reporting period.

Parking Information/Convention Rates:

There are three available self-parking lots and valet parking off Market Street. To receive discounted event self-parking rates, you will need the pass that was included in your registration packet. If you need additional/replacement passes, please see the registration desk.

Parking and Staying at the Hotel:

Self-parking passes are unnecessary for attendees staying at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Hotel guests receive discounted self-parking rate automatically, payable during checkout. For in/out privileges during hotel stays, guests will need to visit the hotel front desk for in/out passes.

MCDC Parking Rates:

  • $16 All Day Event Parking
  • $25 Overnight Self-Parking
  • $35 Overnight Valet

Valet Parking Rates:

  • 0-3 Hours: $20
  • 3-6 Hours: $28
  • 6-8 Hours: $35

Download the Free Meeting App

The MCDC meeting app has it all: course locations and times, speaker info, handouts, CE certificates, exhibitor listing, maps, and more! The meeting app is free and easy to use. Search for “Mid-Continent Dental Congress,” or download it below.

$0 Copay Flu Shots

Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 27-28
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walgreens will have a table set up where you can stop by to receive a flu shot. $0 copay with insurance coverage.

Cheers to 80 Years!

Co-Sponsored by Patterson Dental
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Thursday night we are celebrating 80 years of the Mid-Continent Dental Congress! Join us for this complimentary party with drinks, heavy appetizers, and live music from Griffin and the Gargoyles, St. Louis’ premier high-energy dance and party band which was recently awarded “best cover band” by the St. Louis Riverfront Times. Must register by 5:00 pm on Thursday to attend. Open to all registered attendees and up to 2 representatives from exhibiting companies. Exhibit Only badges excluded. Tickets are not available for purchase.

Where to Get Coffee

Starbucks coffee will be available for purchase in the hotel market, which will open on both days at 6:00 am. The Coffee Culture coffee truck will also be onsite by the 20th street entrance from 6:30-9:30 am. We will also have complimentary coffee at our morning breaks, beginning at 9:30 am, and afternoon breaks beginning at 2:30 pm.

Where can I eat lunch during the Mid-Continent?

You will not need to leave St Louis Union Station for lunch.  You may visit www.stlouisunionstation.com/taste for further information.  An attendee luncheon is offered, must pre-purchase your ticket during registration, not available for purchase onsite.  Three food trucks will also be available on both days on 20th Street.

Dress Code

Dress code is business casual. Please note that temperatures in meeting rooms can vary so dress in layers. Feel free to be comfortable and wear comfortable shoes.

Conflict of Interest

The Greater St. Louis Dental Society, an ADA CERP recognized provider, is responsible for disclosing to participants any monetary or other special interest our instructors and course planners may have with any corporate organization, commercial entities or faculty positions. They are disclosed following the instructors’ bios.

Financial Disclosure: The Council on Scientific Sessions and GSLDS meeting staff and their families have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The GSLDS Board of Directors and the Council on Scientific Sessions continue to monitor the ongoing impact of Covid-19 closely.  As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. Our safety protocols will follow the current recommendations from the CDC and local public health authorities in place at the time of the event.  All registered attendees will be provided with details regarding safety measures in their registration packets and updated here.