In-person conference with online access

Attendees who register by Oct. 31 will receive their registration packets – including conference badge, badge holder and any preconference tickets – in the mail before the conference.* Visit the Registration page for more information and to register. Registration will open in August.

Those registering after Oct. 31 will pay the onsite registration rate and must pick up their conference badges onsite at the AAOMS Registration Center. Advance registration will save time when arriving at the conference and is strongly recommended.

*International (non-U.S. and non-Canada) registrants must check in at the AAOMS Registration Center at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk. AAOMS regrets it is unable to mail registration packets to addresses outside the United States and Canada.

Online-only access

The Dental Implant Conference general sessions and three didactic preconference sessions will be live-streamed. This allows participation from the home or office. This is a convenient alternative for those who cannot travel to Chicago. Member and non-member rates are available. Visit the Registration page to register for the Online-only access option.

Online-only access registration will include live coverage as well as 60 days of archived access. The web-based event will stream the conference’s live general sessions from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. CST Friday, Dec. 1, and 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 2. For an additional fee, three didactic preconference sessions with limited seating on Thursday, Nov. 30, also will be offered to the online-only audience. CDE/CME credit is included.

AAOMS residents can access the live-stream at no cost. 

Questions about the live-stream should be emailed to AAOMS at virtualsupport@aaoms.org.

Conference facility

The exhibition and all educational sessions will take place at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Event and session locations will be listed on the web program and mobile app as well as in the Dental Implant Conference Final Program.

AAOMS has secured discounted room rates for attendees at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk. Visit the hotel page for more information and to make reservations.

Conference hours

Thursday, Nov. 30

Lunch and Learn
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Preconference Program
Hands-on: 1 – 5 p.m.

Didactic: 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Industry Symposiums
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1

General Sessions
8 a.m. – noon
1 – 4:45 p.m.

Anesthesia Assistants Review Course Day 1
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2

General Sessions
8 a.m. – noon
1 – 3:15 p.m.

Anesthesia Assistants Review Course Day 2
7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Anesthesia Assistants Skills Lab
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Visit the web program to view the full conference schedule and detailed course descriptions.

Exhibit Hall hours

Friday, Dec. 1

Exhibits open
9:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Beverage breaks
9:15 – 10 a.m.
2:15 – 3 p.m.

Box lunches
Noon – 1 p.m.

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Exhibits open
9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Beverage break
9:15 – 10 a.m.

Box lunches
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Conference badges

Admittance to all conference programs and the exhibition requires a badge. Replacement badges are available at the AAOMS Attendee Registration Center on the Sheraton Chicago Riverwalk Ballroom Promenade.


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

Coat-check services

Complimentary coat check is available Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2 on the lobby level of the Sheraton.

AAOMS Internet Center

Computer workstations with printers and internet access will be located in the AAOMS Internet Center in the Sheraton Chicago Riverwalk Ballroom Promenade. The AAOMS CE verification system will be accessible from these workstations. They will be available from noon Nov. 30 through 3 p.m. Dec. 2.

Electronic devices

Please silence cellphones, computers and electronic devices before entering an educational session. All phone conversations should be conducted outside the meeting rooms.

Session presentation materials

Educational session materials prepared by conference presenters and provided to AAOMS will be available online beginning Nov. 20 to registered attendees only. To access materials, you will need the registration/member ID number displayed on your conference badge and registration confirmation. Download presentation materials from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device.

Note that some sessions may not have materials available. Presentation materials will be posted as they are submitted by speakers and will remain available online for registered attendees 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 attendee to AAOMS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, electronic reproductions as well as video and audio recordings of such events and activities. No individual or entity may photograph, audio record or video record any portion of the conference.

Conference Mobile App

Supported by AAOMS Advantage

The AAOMS Events mobile app for your smartphone or tablet will allow you to create your personal schedule, evaluate sessions and claim CE credit, network with colleagues, locate vendors in the Exhibit Hall, find local attractions and more. Information and instructions will be available this fall. 


There will be no Media/Press Registration Booth at the Dental Implant Conference. Media and press representatives wishing to attend the Dental Implant Conference must notify AAOMS communications staff in advance of the conference to register. Press badges are available only to working press who can show evidence their attendance results in coverage of the AAOMS conference in print, broadcast or recognized internet media. AAOMS reserves the right to inspect the credentials of anyone registering as press. Working press may not register as exhibitors.

To obtain a press badge, identification certifying you are a working member of the print, web or broadcast news media and/or a letter stating you are on assignment to cover the conference is required. Membership cards from communications or writers’ organizations are not sufficient to establish eligibility. Press badges allow access to the Exhibit Hall. AAOMS reserves the right to restrict press attendance at any portion of the conference. Media and press representatives must agree to adhere to the AAOMS Press Guidelines, which are available upon request.

For more information, contact AAOMS communications staff at 847-678-6200.