*Correction to the headline on the start of Midwinter Meeting registration
Deadline to register is tomorrow
Join us for the Annual Installation of 2021 CDS Officers and Directors and to celebrate our Jubilarians and Outgoing Branch Officers on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Be sure to register by Friday, Oct. 16, for the afternoon lunch and event, which will be held at Oak Brook Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, in Oak Brook. Doors open at 1 p.m., the installation begins at 3 p.m.

Incoming officers are: President, Dr. Dean P. Nicholas; President-elect, Dr. Thomas F. Schneider Jr.; Secretary, Dr. Michael G. Durbin; Vice President, Dr. David B. Lewis Jr.; and Treasurer, Dr. Denise D. Hale.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be multiple rooms with limited seating. All rooms will have a live video broadcast of the Installation. Attendance protocols and other details are at cds.org.

We hope you can join us!
Regional Meeting is Oct. 28
A presentation on Opioids will be given at the Oct. 28 Regional Meeting. This FREE program will complete licensure renewal on opioid education in 2021.

Karen Baker, RPh, will be the speaker for the program, which is eligible for 3 CE credits.

Prior to the start of the meeting, the election of the 2021 CDS officers will be held. Additionally, a vote to amend the CDS bylaws will be held. The proposal is to add a New Dentist to the board as a non-voting member for a one-year term. The new member could receive an honoraria/per diem in an amount to be determined by the Board during the annual budgeting process.
Midwinter Meeting registration opens Nov. 2
Registration opens Monday, Nov. 2, for the 156th annual Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The virtual event runs from Feb. 25-27, 2021 with on-demand access to follow from March 1-15.

The 2021 Heart of Dentistry will introduce a compelling line-up of speakers and exhibitors. You will still be able to browse the Exhibit Hall and connect with friends and colleagues in new ways.

Remember that 2021 is a CE year in Illinois. The Midwinter Meeting's classes have been carefully curated to help you satisfy licensing requirements. 
CDS brings you PPE availability
As a special member value, find PPE supplies and availability on cds.org!
The PPE Provider Directory provides you with a list of PPE products and the companies that have stock available with shipping timelines.

The directory is updated regularly by surveying various companies as well as Midwinter Meeting exhibitors. The directory includes TPC, which is offering discounted pricing to CDS members, and Independent Dental Solutions, an ISDS-endorsed company.

As PPE supplies tighten again, take advantage of this member benefit.
CDSF looking for clinic volunteers
Make a difference in the lives of those in need of oral health care in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties. 

Help those without the means or access to quality dental care by volunteering at the CDS Foundation Dental Clinic. You may volunteer for full days or half days and specify what procedures you are willing to perform. The clinic will provide appropriate PPE.

Click here for more information or call the clinic at 630.260.8530. Thank you!
CDS expands reach with new text option
Keep in touch with the Chicago Dental Society by signing up for text updates.

With more people using mobile phones as their primary communication method, CDS is adding this new communication tool so members can see timely updates right on their phones. By opting in and setting your text preferences, you set the parameters: CDS news, Midwinter Meeting news, or both.

Help a vet through ISDS Illinois Dentists Salute
Veterans Day is right around the corner, and the Illinois State Dental Society is again spearheading a program to connect dentists with veterans in need of oral care.

The turnkey format of Illinois Dentists Salute allows member dentists and their offices to choose when, where, and how they wish to participate; what free dental services they will provide; and how they will arrange their appointment schedules to accommodate veteran patients. 

ISDS will help with planning, promotion and reaching prospective veterans in need.

Give Kids a Smile program signup runs til Nov. 13
Dentists and dental team members that manage Give Kids A Smile events can receive free oral health education and product kits when they sign up their programs between now and Nov. 13. Restrictions do apply. 

Through the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally in 2003, more than 6 million underserved children have received free oral health services. Visit www.ada.org/gkas for additional information or to sign up your program. 

Questions? E-mail gkas@ada.org.