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Schedule of Events

Explore an array of courses and workshops tailored to the entire dental team and spanning two incredible days.


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Mid-Continent Dental Congress // October 24-25, 2024

Get ready for an awesome dental convention! We’ve lined up some amazing courses taught by big-name speakers who really know their stuff. But it’s not all work and no play – we’ve got fun activities and a few surprises up our sleeves. The earlier you register, the better your choice of courses and the more you’ll save.

​The home of MCDC, St. Louis Union Station, is 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. Enjoy attractions like the 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 venue.

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. You can verify your CE here. (available after the 2024 MCDC)

MO CE Reporting Period:

Missouri Dental Board requires dentists to complete 50 CE credits (30 hours/hygienist) over 2 years from December 1, 2022, through November 30, 2024. 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.

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,” to download 4 weeks prior to the convention.

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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 Travelin Toms coffee truck will also be onsite by the 20th street entrance from 7:00 am-9:00 am. We will also have complimentary coffee at our morning breaks, beginning at 9:30 am.

Where can I eat lunch during the Mid-Continent?

You will not need to leave St Louis Union Station for lunch.  You may visit stlouisunionstation.com/taste for further information.  Three food trucks will also be available on both days on 20th Street.

Food Trucks @ MCDC

Blues Fired Pizza:
October 24-25, 2024 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wood fired pizzas

Five Aces BBQ:
October 24-25, 2024 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
St. Louis style BBQ

October 24, 2024 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
International cuisine

Truck Norris:
October 25, 2024 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Comfort classics with a twist

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.

MCDC 2024

One Convention.

The Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC) spans two jam-packed and engaging days. Our convention is designed to provide attendees with excellent continuing education opportunities through a diverse array of workshops, lectures, and special events.

We carefully select high-caliber speakers who exemplify our Society’s dedication to dental excellence, ensuring you receive the most current knowledge and skills in the field.

With the historic Union Station atmosphere brimming with energy and excitement, the Mid-Continent Dental Congress is an experience that will enrich your professional development and ignite your passion for dentistry. Embrace this opportunity to network, learn, and enjoy fun surprises – all in one extraordinary event.

Don’t miss any of the surprises and fun! Mark your calendars for October 24-25, 2024 and we’ll see you at Union Station.