Welcome back to the New Dentist Quarterly, an e-newsletter from the Chicago Dental Society with topics of high interest to early career dentists.
Student loan overview, resources

  • In Illinois, the National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program offers up to $50,000 to dentists who sign a contract to serve in health professional shortage area. Click here for all the details

  • The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Help Tool from the Department of Education is designed to help student-loan borrowers determine their eligibility for forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The tool also can help borrowers with how to become eligible for forgiveness, including guidance on completing and filing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness form.

  • You’ve repaid your loans – now what happens? Financial planning for you and your family should take center stage. Take a look at this article from the ADA’s New Dentist News for 5 things to do now.
CDS New Dentist event is Aug.18
Now, time for some fun!

The CDS New Dentist event returns Thursday, Aug. 18, back at the Loews Chicago Hotel terrace. Join us for this free event to New Dentists -- members and non-members alike -- from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Loews, 455 N. Park Dr., in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.

Meet up with friends and do some networking with colleagues at this annual evening, brought to you by CDS. Refreshments and light appetizers will be on hand along with stunning views of Chicago’s skyline.

RSVP by Aug. 15 by emailing Joanne Girardi, director of member services, at jgirardi@cds.org.
Survey says...

Please add your important voice to our member survey that was emailed this week. Your opinions matter!

As CDS considers its path ahead for the next several years, your answers to the survey will help shape priorities and decisions.

Didn't have a chance to complete the survey? Please take 10 minutes by July 1 to provide feedback.
Interested in a role at CDS?

A search is underway to replace the retiring CDS Director of Scientific Programs. The deadline to apply is July 31.

After eight years, Dr. Ted Borris is retiring March 1.

The Director of Scientific Programs is responsible for crafting the clinician/speaker selection for educational and scientific programs at CDS, including the Midwinter Meeting, Regional Meetings and workshops, among other duties.

To see the full description of the position and details about applying, click here.
Your voice on the CDS Board

Dr. Neil Singh is your representative on the CDS Board of Directors this year, giving voice to your issues and concerns.

You can contact him by email at nsingh@cds.org.