COVID-19 Vaccine updates
Midwinter Meeting updates!
We're putting the finishing touches on the Midwinter Meeting platform, but here's a sneak peek! CDS is planning to host another Town Hall in February to answer questions and give you a chance to explore the platform before the meeting begins. Stay tuned for updates!

Did you miss the December Town Hall webinar on the Midwinter Meeting? Click here here to see the 40-minute, fast-paced recording with Dr. Dean Nicholas, General Chair Gene Romo and Program Chair Cheryl Mora.

More webinars with Midwinter Meeting speakers and exhibitors are planned. Watch your emails for details!

Sign up for texts! And don't forget to add 69922 to your Contacts at CDS Texts.
Grant provides help to special needs children
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is looking for referrals for 75 low-income special needs children age 18 years and younger, thanks to a three-year grant from the ADA Foundation and the hospital's dental anesthesiology residency program headed by Dr. Ken Kromash.

Illinois Masonic is beginning its second year of the program. This unique program not only funds dental/anesthesia service for low-income special needs children but also critical training for our Dental Anesthesiology and GPR residents.

From the CDS Foundation
Volunteers are needed in January at the CDS Foundation Dental Clinic in Wheaton.

Volunteer for a full day, or a morning or afternoon of your choosing. Dentists who are interested and available can contact Marta at 630.260.8530 or by email at

We follow Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) safety guidelines and provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) so that volunteers and patients feel safe at the clinic.  
Student loan repayment in uncertain times
New Dentists! This one's for you!

The ADA is hosting a webinar sponsored by Laurel Road on "Student Loan Repayment During Uncertain Times."

Learn more about best practices for refinancing your student loans, how to set up your student loans for success in 2021, including student loan repayment options, CARES Act updates, and getting your finances in shape.