General Information

Attendees

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 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 14 continuing education credits.

Accreditation and CE Tracking

There are multiple ways of obtaining your CE credit.

  • On-site: The Mid-Continent Dental Congress utilizes a computerized accreditation process. At the completion of the course, attendees will receive a 4-digit code that may be used at any of the on-site kiosks to print or email your CE verification certificates. On-site kiosks will be conveniently located in Union Station. Courses attended may be entered all at once or at various times. The CE verification certificate is cumulative and will show all courses attended each time it is printed or emailed.
  • Online: Verification is also available at mcdcstl.org. You will need to enter your badge number and the 4-digit code given at the completion of the course.
  • On the meeting app: Verification is also available on the free MCDC meeting app. Visit “My Account” from the menu and login. There you can email the CE verification at your convenience.

NOTE: We cannot give partial credit for a course that was not completed. If you leave a class early, you will forfeit any CE credit for that course.

  • After the meeting: CE Verification is available for 90 days after the meeting at mcdcstl.org. You will be directed to enter your badge number and CE completion codes. You may either print or email your CE verification certificates. After 90 days, you will incur a $25 fee to receive your CE verification certificate. You can access CE for up to three years following the 2021 MCDC.

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 next reporting period.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be sent via email to gslds@prereg.net by 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 before a refund will be processed to:

  • Mid-Continent Dental Congress
  • c/o Eleventh and Gather
  • 6840 Meadowridge Court
  • 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 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.

Badge Will Serve as Your Ticket(s)

The backside of attendee badges will list events for which the attendee has registered, and will serve as admittance into all events.

On-site Event Transfer Policy

Once a course or event has begun, no transfers will be allowed. Refunds will not be available for any on-site changes.

Lost badges

Badges must be worn at all times during the meeting. Courses for which the attendee has registered will be listed on the backside of their badge. Attendees will not be able to enter any course for which they have not registered. A replacement fee of $10 will be charged for lost, stolen or misplaced badges.

Hands-on Workshops

If you sign up for a workshop, please check the detailed course description for a list of instruments/materials you are recommended to bring. Some workshops may require attendance for the lecture portion. Check individual course listings for additional information.

$0 Copay Flu Shots

Available both Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 28-29 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Walgreens will have a table set up near the registration desk where you can stop by to receive a flu shot. $0 copay with insurance coverage.

COVID-19

The GSLDS Board of Directors and the Council on Scientific Sessions continue to closely monitor the ongoing impact of Covid-19.  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.

MCDC Terms & Conditions

Please view the complete list of Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) Terms & Conditions here. This includes, but is not limited to, COVID-19 safety protocols, photography and video waivers as well as a general code of conduct. Failure to comply may result in removal from the convention without warning, and without refund of registration or ticket fees.

Please review our detailed Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability document here.

Course Disclaimer

The Mid-Continent Dental Congress and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society make every effort to present high quality clinicians in their respective areas of expertise. The presentations of the instructors in no way imply endorsement of any product, technique or service presented in the courses.  All attendees are cautioned about the risks of using new techniques, especially in courses that have not provided them with supervised clinical experience.

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.

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