header__brand

PLANNING AND REGISTRATION

What are the registration opportunities for this year’s Dental Implant Conference?

Answer:

To support the needs and preferences of attendees, two registration opportunities are offered:

  • In-person conference with online access includes attendance at general sessions as well as access to online recordings and two on-demand practice management sessions until Feb. 6. Preconference courses are available for an additional fee.
  • Online-only access includes live-streamed and recorded general sessions as well as two on-demand practice management sessions until Feb. 6. Access to live-streamed and recorded preconference sessions is available for an additional fee.
When will on-demand content be available?

Answer:

Two on-demand practice management courses will be accessible via the online platform Dec. 2 – Feb. 6. Recorded in-person content will be added to the online program and accessible to registrants beginning Dec. 6.

Will all in-person sessions be available via livestream?

Answer:

The conference general sessions and preconference program (for an additional fee) are available via livestream. Participants can view the online program for the full list of live-streamed sessions. Sessions also will be recorded and provided as archived content Dec. 6 – Feb. 6.

The Anesthesia Assistants Skills Lab and Anesthesia Assistants Review Course will not be live-streamed or available after the conference.

Can I purchase tickets for all three preconference sessions?

Answer:

Yes. New this year, participants can purchase more than one preconference session. Each preconference session will be available as an archived recording Dec. 6 – Feb. 6.

When does access to the online platform end?

Answer:

Participants will be able to access the online conference platform and all recorded sessions until 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 6. No extensions can be granted.

What is the ticketing process?

Answer:

Paid tickets are required for the preconference program. If you registered for a preconference session, the ticket is included in your registration packet. Available tickets can be purchased through advance registration. After Dec. 1, tickets (if still available) will be sold only onsite at the AAOMS Attendee Registration Center in the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Conference general sessions do not require tickets.

Access to the live-streamed sessions will be available to registrants only at AAOMS.org/DICprogram by logging in with their email address and eight-digit registration/member ID number.

ONLINE ACCESS INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

How do I log in to the conference platform?

Answer:

Each attendee will be sent platform access instructions to the email account used to register for the conference. On or after Dec. 2, registrants can visit AAOMS.org/DICprogram and log in with their email address and unique eight-digit registration/member ID number. An account may be logged in to only one device at a time. Sharing account access is prohibited.

 

What equipment do I need to view sessions?

Answer:

The online conference platform is compatible with laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. For optimum access, disconnect from a VPN (if possible). A strong internet connection of 1.4 Mbps is recommended.

AAOMS highly recommends accessing the site through Google Chrome for all conference platform features. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

Testing your device is an effective way to ensure you are ready to access meeting content. The platform provides a System Check tool that runs a series of checks on your computer and web browsers to receive confirmation your device is suitable to use the full potential of the platform.

How do I fix connection issues in the conference platform?

Answer:

If you have connection or audio issues while attending a session, check your internet connection, refresh your browser or re-enter the session. Also try checking the speaker audio icon or laptop volume. AAOMS highly recommends using the Google Chrome browser and not Internet Explorer.

What if my schedule prevents me from viewing sessions live?

Answer:

Attendees can access recorded and on-demand sessions at AAOMS.org/DICprogram Dec. 6, 2021 – Feb. 6, 2022.

How will I access on-demand sessions?

Answer:

Attendees can access sessions by logging in at AAOMS.org/DICprogram using their email address and eight-digit registration/member ID number. Starting Dec. 2, two on-demand practice management sessions will be available to attendees. Beginning Dec. 6, all recorded sessions will be available. Access to the conference platform ends at 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 6, 2022.

 

Can I register for the conference and get immediate access?

Answer:

Online access begins Dec. 2. Those who register after Dec. 2 will gain immediate access.

 

How do I order recordings of the educational sessions?

Answer:

After platform access ends Feb. 6, 2022 attendees can buy recordings at AAOMS.org/Recordings.

 

How do conference recordings differ from the online access available until Feb. 6?

Answer:

Attendees will be able to watch and refer to specific sessions until 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 6, 2022. For longer-term access to session recordings after Feb. 6, a full set of recordings can be purchased at AAOMS.org/Recordings.

 

Will there be an online Exhibit Hall?

Answer:

Yes. The conference will include an online Exhibit Hall open Dec. 3 and 4. Attendees can explore informative documents, videos and webpage links through the online platform and conference mobile app.

 

How do I claim CE and evaluate sessions?

Answer:

Visit AAOMS.org/MyCE to claim CE and evaluate sessions. You will need your eight-digit registration/member ID number found in the pre-conference email or your AAOMS.org profile.

ONSITE INFORMATION

Do I need to be vaccinated before arriving to the in-person conference in Chicago?

Answer:

Yes. All in-person attendees, speakers, exhibitors and guests must be fully vaccinated by the time of the conference and are required to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Acceptable vaccines are those with FDA or WHO approval or emergency use authorization. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information on how to verify vaccination status will be distributed to all in-person participants and is posted on the conference General Info webpage.

Those who are not fully vaccinated, have travel restrictions or are hesitant about attending in-person are encouraged to purchase the Online-only conference access.

How can I provide proof of my vaccination?

Answer:

As part of AAOMS’s commitment to safety, all attendees must provide proof of vaccination before checking in.

AAOMS will be using Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides a secure, digital proof of COVID-19-related health information via the free CLEAR mobile app. Attendees can complete their health screening with Health Pass by CLEAR ahead of time for expedited check-in and entry.

Download the app and enroll.

Enter event code: EFATTENDEE3
The event will be called “Attendee Health Pass.”

For detailed instruction for setting up an account, visit the conference General Info webpage

In addition to Health Pass, proof of vaccination with a photo ID will be accepted onsite.

I encountered an error when using the Health Pass by CLEAR app. How can I resolve it?

Answer:

Ensure your mobile device is running on the latest software, and you’re using the latest version of the CLEAR app.

Need help? Call 855-253-2763 or tap “Get in Touch” in the app for assistance. For general questions, visit the FAQ page at CLEARme.com/support.

NOTE: As an alternative to the Health Pass by CLEAR app, proof of vaccination with a photo ID will be accepted onsite.

Where do I find the Dental Implant Conference in the Health Pass by CLEAR app?

Answer:

The Dental Implant Conference does not appear in the app by name. Enter event code: EFATTENDEE3. The event will be called Attendee Health Pass.

Are indoor masks required?

Answer:

Due to Chicago’s indoor mask mandate at this time, masks will be required to be worn at all times at the conference. While AAOMS will do its best to maintain appropriate physical distancing, there may be areas and times during the conference that close proximity to others will occur.

What are the COVID-19 safety protocols for the conference?

Answer:

For an overview of COVID-19 safety measures, visit the conference General Info webpage. AAOMS continues to monitor CDC recommendations. For the most up-to-date information on the 2021 conference health and safety precautions and requirements, visit that conference webpage.

How do I connect to the wireless internet onsite?

Answer:

Wi-Fi will be available on the Ballroom and Exhibit Hall levels of the Sheraton on Dec. 3 and 4. No password is required.

How do I download the conference mobile app?

Answer:

The 2021 Dental Implant Conference Mobile App will be available in mid-November. Users of Apple or Android devices may visit the Apple App Store or Google Play from the device and search for AAOMS Events.

How do I use the conference mobile app?

Answer:

For an overview of all the features of the app and tips for using it, visit AAOMS.org/DIC2021App.

How do I get my CE credit?

Answer:

Claim CE credit for sessions you attend via the mobile app or at AAOMS.org/MyCE. Sessions can be evaluated until March 7, 2022.

On the website, log in to the system using your email address and eight-digit registration/member ID. If you are evaluating a paid ticketed session, you must be registered for that session in order to complete the evaluation and receive credit. Questions? Email AAOMS Continuing Education staff.

Where and how do I get handouts?

Answer:

If available, handouts can be accessed on a session’s detailed information page at AAOMS.org/DICprogram. Handouts also can be downloaded through the conference mobile app. Note: Not all speakers have provided handouts.

Where’s the Exhibit Hall? What are the hall hours?

Answer:

The Riverwalk Exhibition Hall is in the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The hours are:

Friday, Dec. 3
Exhibits open
9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Beverage breaks
9:30 – 10 a.m.
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Lunch
Noon – 1 p.m.

Reception
4:40 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4
Exhibits open
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Beverae breaks
9:40 – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch
Noon – 1 p.m.

How do I find a booth I want to visit?

Answer:

An exhibitor list and floor plan are in the Exhibitor Information section of the Dental Implant Conference Final Program, online at AAOMS.org/DICprogram and on the conference mobile app.

When and where are the exhibitor-hosted sessions?

Answer:

Two Lunch and Learns and two Industry Symposiums are being held Dec. 2. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours and locations are:

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Yomi by Neocis: Robotic-assisted Implant Placement with Yomi
Chicago Ballroom 7

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Beacon Oral Specialists: Join vs. Hold – The case for the oral surgery-specific MSO
Chicago Ballroom 6

4:30 – 6 p.m.
Industry Symposium: Birdeye: Dominate Your Marketing Online – Attracting new patients to your practice
Superior Room

4:30 – 6 p.m.
Industry Symposium: Straumann: Predictable Immediacy – Surgical steps for optimal primary stability
Michigan Room

Is there a message board where I can post messages to other attendees?

Answer:

There is not a message board. However, attendees can connect with colleagues through the mobile app as long as they have given permission for the app to show their profile.

Do you have a coat check?

Answer:

Complimentary coat check services will be available on Lobby Level at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Hours are:

Thursday, Sept. 30
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 3
7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What are the onsite dining options at Sheraton Grand Chicago?

Answer:

Link Café (grab & go)
Dec. 1 – 5
6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LB’s Bistro (open for breakfast)
Dec. 1 – 5
6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 4 – 5
6:30 a.m. – noon

LB’s Bistro (open for lunch)
Dec. 2 – 3
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 4 – 5
Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Shula’s Steak House Lounge
Dec. 1 – 5
5 – 11 p.m.

Chi Bar
Dec. 1 – 5
4 p.m. – midnight

Does Sheraton Grand Chicago offer room service?

Answer:

Room service is unavailable at this time.

What housekeeping services are offered at Sheraton Grand Chicago?

Answer:

Guests are asked upon check-in for room cleaning preference: every day, every other day or not at all.