November 29 - December 1
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Chicago, IL

General Information

Qualifications for Attendance

AAOMS fellows and members in good standing (those whose 2012 dues are paid in full), candidates for membership under a pending application, residents in accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery programs, and fellows in recognized or accredited fellowships are eligible to attend the 2012 Dental Implant Conference at the member fee. AAOMS residents/students in an accredited program in the US not on file with AAOMS who wish to attend the Dental Implant Conference must have their chiefs verify residency status in writing to AAOMS headquarters to attend. International residents will be charged the same fee as an International OMS who is not a member of AAOMS. General dentists, other dental specialists and office assistants may also attend the conference.

Conference Registration

If you register by November 2, 2012, your registration packet, including meeting badge/badge holder, will be mailed to you prior to the conference.*

Anyone registering after the November 2, 2012 deadline will be registered at the on-site registration rate and must pick up the meeting badge at the on-site registration center. Advance registration will save you time when you arrive at the conference and is strongly recommended.

* All international (non-US) registrants must check in at the AAOMS "Will Call/International Packet Pickup" counter at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. We regret that we cannot mail registration packets to addresses outside the United States.

On-Site Registration Center

Attendees who have not registered by November 2, 2012, must register on-site. The registration center will be located at the Ballroom Level, Chicago East Promenade of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Registration Center Hours:
Thursday, November 29
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, November 30
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 1
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cancellation of Registration and Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation of conference registration must be made in writing to:

9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018-5701
Fax: 847/678-6279

A processing fee of $75 per registrant will be charged for cancellations that are received by November 2, 2012. Cancellations received after November 2, 2012 are not eligible for a refund. No refunds will be provided for "no shows." No refunds will be provided on site.

Exhibition Hall Hours

Friday, November 30
Exhibits Open
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Beverage Breaks
10:00 am – 10:30 am
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Box Lunch
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 1
Exhibits Open
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Beverage Breaks
10:00 am – 10:30 am
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Box Lunch
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm


Winter-weight clothing is appropriate for Chicago's December climate. Business attire is requested for all educational sessions.

Meeting Badge

Admittance to all conference programs and the exhibition is by badge only. Replacement badges are available at the AAOMS Registration Desk on the Sheraton Chicago Ballroom Promenade.

Coat Check Services

Complimentary coat check is available on the lobby level of the Sheraton. Coat check hours are:

Thursday, November 29
11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, November 30
7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 1
7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Mobile Device Charging

Ballroom Level
A kiosk for quick and complimentary recharging of mobile devices will be available on the Sheraton Ballroom level from Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 1.

Cellular Telephones and Pagers

Please turn off all cellular phones and pagers or configure to silent operation before entering an educational session. All phone calls should be conducted outside the meeting rooms.

Complimentary WiFi

WiFi will be available on the ballroom level of the Sheraton on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1.

AAOMS Internet and CE Verification Center

Computer workstations with printers and Internet access will be located in the AAOMS Internet and CE Verification Center in the Sheraton Chicago Promenade. They will be available from noon Thursday, November 29 through 5:00pm Saturday, December 1.

Online CE Instructions

Continuing this year, AAOMS will collect educational session evaluations and provide continuing education credit verification using an Internet-based system.

If you pre-registered (before November 26, 2012) for the 2012 Dental Implant Conference, you will have access to the Internet-based session evaluation and continuing education credit system beginning November 29, at

If you registered after November 26 or on site at the conference, you will have access to the system beginning December 7, 2012. You will be able to access the site to evaluate the Dental Implant Conference educational sessions you attended and record your CE credit through February 27, 2013.

After February 27, 2013, no new entries will be allowed. However, you will have access to your recorded continuing education credit.

SAVE YOUR BADGE! You will need to enter your last name and meeting badge ID number to access the system. Retain your meeting badge or meeting registration confirmation notice following the close of the meeting. Reference your meeting badge ID number when logging into the system from home or office.

Videotape and MP3 Audiodisc Sales

Video and audio recordings of the educational program may be ordered on-site. Representatives from The Source of Knowledge (SOK), the official AAOMS recording source, will be available throughout the meeting at the audio/video sales desk located in the Chicago Ballroom East Promenade.

Friday, November 30
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 1
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Audio and video recordings of the 2012 Dental Implant Conference may also be ordered post-conference at Photographing, audio recording and video recording of AAOMS educational sessions by any individual attendee are strictly prohibited.

Dental Implant Conference Session Presentation Materials

Session materials provided by Dental Implant Conference presenters will be available to registered attendees only. Instructions for downloading Dental Implant Conference session presentation materials will be included in your registration packet.

Registrants may access any available materials online before and after the Dental Implant Conference. Registrants will be provided instructions to access any available session materials for printing or downloading prior to arriving at the Dental Implant Conference. After the meeting, session materials will continue to be available for all registrants for 90 days following the close of the conference.

Consent to Use Photographic Images and Recordings

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AAOMS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AAOMS's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, electronic reproductions, video and audio recordings of such events and activities. No individual or entity may electronically record any portion of the conference.