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Winter Preview

After discussions with exhibitors and DTA leaders, we have determined that our goals for the DTA Preview Show have been met. Therefore, beginning in 2017, the DTA will no longer host its Preview Show in Chicago prior to the Midwinter Meeting.

The Preview Show was created with the goal of providing our member manufacturing companies with a mechanism to engage with domestic and international distributors for their products. Over time DTA members have successfully found outlets for their products across the globe. Additionally, DTA has been successful in growing our international presence by establishing pavilions at dental trade shows around the world. More than 150 United States and Canadian companies now exhibit at some or all of these sponsored pavilions. As a result of these efforts, international attendees at the Preview Show have found it more convenient to engage with U.S. companies at regional global exhibitions rather than to travel to the United States.

DTA thanks all Preview Show participants – exhibitors and trade attendees - for contributing to the successful expansion of availability of American products around the world.

2016 Preview Show

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The recent DTA Preview Show in Chicago was a successful event for the 60 plus exhibitors who purchased table top displays prior to the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.   More than 250 attendees from the U.S., Canada and from around the world spent time with the exhibitors learning about the new products and technologies being offered by American and Canadian Manufacturers.


2015 Preview Show provides great business-to-business opportunities!

This text will be replaced with the slideshowThis year, the DTA Preview Show exceeded expectations! With far fewer international visitors because of the upcoming IDS Meeting in Cologne, there was still great traffic throughout the afternoon. The event continues to be the only dental business-to-business show in the US where exhibiting manufacturers have the exclusive opportunity to introduce their newest products and interact with domestic and international distributors for less than the cost of other shows.

2014 Preview Show

This text will be replaced with the slideshowThe 2014 DTA Preview Show was a huge success. Held Feb. 19 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, prior to the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, the Preview Show attracted nearly 70 manufacturers who exhibited many new products and hundreds of attendees. More than 20 manufacturers were first time exhibitors at the Preview Show.

2013 DTA Preview Show Draws Hundreds

Dental manufacturer and distributor representatives braved Chicago in February to attend the 2013 DTA Preview Show, the largest and most unique dental business-to-business shows in the U.S. where they saw state-of-the-art products and services as well as the most advanced dental equipment in the industry.