Special Events

social events

Fun and Networking Opportunities

Morning Coffee Truck

Thursday & Friday, October 26-27 | 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Enjoy a variety of  hot and cold coffees from Travelin’ Toms Coffee Truck. Thank you to these GSLDS Specialists for sponsoring this event:

Pre-Party Happy Hour

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Save your shopping list for end-of-the-year specials! Visit with colleagues and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall for an evening of fun. Enjoy a variety of complimentary appetizers and beer or wine. Thank you to these GSLDS Specialists for sponsoring this event:

Attendee Lunch Break Time

  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Enjoy one of the fantastic Union Station restaurants, visit an onsite food truck, or sign up for an attendee luncheon.

Sweet Tooth Break Times

  • Morning Breaks: 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon Breaks: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

There will be both staggered, 30-minute breaks during Mid-Continent courses. We will feature complimentary refreshments and coffee in the Midway Exhibit Hall for all attendees. Please take this time to visit our exhibitors. Select courses will not break. Thank you to these GSLDS Specialists for sponsoring this event:

The Party @ MCDC

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by Patterson Dental Supply and Justin Schlaikjer DDS: Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

The most talked about event at last year’s MCDC is back! Thursday we are going to kick off the first night of Mid-Continent Dental Congress with our complimentary BIG attendee party. Join us for heavy appetizers, cash bar and live music from Vote for Pedro, who is sure to keep the crowd on their feet, and having fun all night long. Must register by 5:00 pm on Thursday to attend.

UMKC Alumni Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Please contact Becky Higgins at dentalum@umkc.edu or call (816) 235-2060 for more information.

A.T. Still Alumni Luncheon

Friday, October 27, 2023 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Please contact Tina Munroe with A.T. Still University at tmunroe@atsu.edu or call (314) 833-2736 for more information.

SIU SDM Alumni Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Please contact Stephen Schaus at sschaus@siue.edu or call (618) 474-7271 for more information.

20% Discount on Attractions

Fill your getaway with a variety of activities and adventures all in one place. Show your Mid-Continent badge to receive 20% off during your stay on all the attractions below! (Tickets must be purchased in person; discount not available online.) Visit stlouisunionstation.com/explore for further information.

Virtual New Dentist Food Drive

The Greater St. Louis Dental Society New Dentist Committee is holding their 11th Annual Mid-Continent Food Drive. Donations can be made virtually at  the link below. You’ll receive a donor ribbon to wear on your badge and your name will be listed in The Dental Arch.

Scrubs Fashion Show

In the Midway Exhibit Hall:  Thursday during Happy Hour | Friday during Lunch

A fashion show for dental professionals by dental professionals. Join us for a fun educational fashion show of the latest styles and technologies in dental office uniforms. Designed and presented by Debora Carrier, RDH and CEO of Twice as Nice Uniforms. This 20-minute fashion show will show you the importance of dressing professionally, dressing for your brand all while remaining comfortable and stylish. The show includes men’s, women’s and unisex scrubs, lab coats, front office attire, and PPE in sizes to fit everyone.  The models are your dental professional peers and friends so come cheer them on.

New Attendee Raffle in the Exhibit Hal

Make a purchase in the Exhibit Hall during Mid-Continent to be entered to win one of multiple prizes. Drawings will be conducted on both Thursday and Friday. Winners will be listed at the GSLDS Information Booth, announced via the mobile app. To participate, drop your raffle tickets in the appropriate box inside the Exhibit Hall by registration. You can earn multiple raffle tickets by making more than one purchase.