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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 one on-demand practice management session until Feb. 3. Hands-on preconference courses are available for an additional fee.
  • Online-only access includes live-streamed and recorded general sessions as well as one on-demand practice management session until Feb. 3. Access to one live-streamed and recorded preconference session is available for an additional fee.
When will on-demand content be available?

Answer:

One on-demand practice management course will be accessible via the online platform Dec. 1 – Feb. 3. 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:

No. The conference general sessions and only one preconference session with limited attendance (for an additional fee) are available via live-stream. Participants can view the online program for the full list of live-streamed sessions. The general sessions also will be recorded and provided as archived content Dec. 6 – Feb. 3.

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. 3. 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 Nov. 30, 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. 1, 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 latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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, 2022 – Feb. 3, 2023.

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. 1, one on-demand session 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. 3, 2023.

Can I register for the conference and get immediate access?

Answer:

Online access begins Dec. 1. Those who register after Dec. 1 will gain immediate access.

How do I order recordings of the educational sessions?

Answer:

After platform access ends Feb. 3, 2023 attendees can buy recordings at AAOMS.org/Recordings.

How do conference recordings differ from the online access available until Feb. 3?

Answer:

Attendees will be able to watch and refer to specific sessions until 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 3. For longer-term access to session recordings, 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. 2 and 3.

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 preconference email or your AAOMS.org profile.

ONSITE INFORMATION

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

Answer:

Though not required, AAOMS encourages eligible attendees to be vaccinated. AAOMS follows CDC guidelines and recommendations for large in-person events. Participants who have travel restrictions or are hesitant about attending in person are invited to purchase Online-only access.

For an overview of Dental Implant Conference COVID-19 safety, visit the Dental Implant Conference General Information webpage.

Are indoor masks required?

Answer:

Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations – including local business and workplace guidance.

In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinate. AAOMS will continue to monitor CDC and local recommendations and update safety measures as appropriate. For current Cook County, Ill., COVID Guidelines, visit the Cook County Public Health website.

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 2022 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. 2 and 3. No password is required.

How do I download the conference mobile app?

Answer:

The 2022 Dental Implant Conference Mobile App will be available in mid-November. When it is available, 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 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 6, 2023.

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. 2
Exhibits open
9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Beverage breaks
9:50 – 10:30 a.m.
3 – 3:45 p.m.

Lunch
Noon – 1 p.m.

Reception
4:40 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec.3
Exhibits open
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Beverage break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Lunch
Noon – 1 p.m.

How do I find the 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 are the industry-hosted sessions?

Answer:

One Lunch and Learn and four Industry Symposiums are being held Dec. 2. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Osteo Science Foundation
Educational Seminar: Implant Misadventures:
Rookie Mistakes, Execution Mishaps and Pearls to Prevent and Treat Complications

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Industry Symposiums:

Aspen Dental: "Digital Data Acquisition" - iOS Technology in a Contemporary Dental Practice - Workflows to Deliver Restorative Excellence

Birdeye: Dominate Your Marketing Online

Black Talon: 10 Ways to Build a Ransomware Resilient Practice

Straumann: Innovations in Zygomatic Design and Treatment Protocols

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, Dec. 1
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2
7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.