CDS leadership on the move
With the Midwinter Meeting just five months away, the CDS "Green Coats" are making the rounds at all the branches to bring members highlights of the 2023 meeting.

The Midwinter Meeting team of President-elect Michael Durbin, General Chair Kevin Patterson and Program Chair John Moore already visited the North Side branch this week. The rest of the schedule is as follows:
Sept. 27 - West Suburban Branch
Oct. 4 - Northwest Suburban Branch
Oct. 11 - South Suburban Branch
Nov. 1 - Kenwood/Hyde Park Branch
Nov. 8 - Englewood Branch
Nov. 15 - North Suburban Branch
Dec. 6 - Northwest Side Branch
Dec. 13 - West Side Branch

Attend your "Green Coat" branch meeting to learn more about the 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which will be held Feb. 23-25 at McCormick Place.
Randy Grove, executive director of the Chicago Dental Society, will step down on May 31, 2023, capping a 33-year career at the helm of the society. The decision was made at the Aug. 16 meeting of the Board of Directors.

The board will employ a search committee to direct the transition, evaluate candidates and offer recommendations for Mr. Grove‚Äôs replacement. Selection of a finalist will be made by the Board of Directors, currently without a predetermined timeline. The Board will update members on the search later this year.

Mr. Grove joined CDS on Dec. 11, 1989, as executive director. He directs the 16-member staff that serves the 4,400 members of the organization.
Interested in Early Bird access to the Midwinter Meeting?
Sign up for auto-renew dues for 2023 and you'll be eligible for early access to Midwinter Meeting registration starting Oct. 1. You must act by Sept. 25 to take advantage of this offer.

Set it and forget it! With auto-renew, you won't have to remember to renew your membership each year. The auto-renew plan features payment options of 12-month installments or payment in full, whatever is more convenient for you. 
After enrolling in auto-renew, you'll receive an email on Oct. 1 from our registration company with a non-transferable link to register yourself and your dental team for the 2023 Midwinter Meeting, taking place Feb. 23 - 25, 2023 in Chicago at the McCormick Place West Building.
ISDS New Dentist webinar
is Sept. 27

What: Breath Work Webinar
When: 7:30 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.27

Join Dr. Cristian Pavel, DDS, as he teaches you how to instantly activate your body when you need more energy and instantly calm yourself when over-stressed.

He will also help you on relaxing anxious patients with breath work.

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Patient substance use focus of Nov. 9 Regional Meeting
Larry Williams, DDS, will bring an important program at our next Regional Meeting: "Addressing the Substances Our Patients Use - A Two-Part Discussion."

Part 1 of the presentation will focus on opioids, their use and abuse, and how dentists can help. Part 2 will look at vaping, its use, the science, and how dentists can counsel their patients.

Join us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The course offers 5 CE credits.

Remember that Regional Meetings are free to CDS members and their staffs.
Car enthusiasts: CDS Foundation fall fundraiser is for you!
Klairmont Kollections in Chicago is the venue for the CDS Foundation's fall fundraiser from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.

Check out hundreds of outstanding classics, ranging from an original 1930s Duesenberg to a large group of micro-cars to a luxurious 1918 Pierce Arrow, all at 3117 B. Knox Ave., Chicago 60641.

Ticket includes entry to the museum, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, desserts and coffee, a silent auction, raffles and free surface parking immediately outside the venue. Early bird tickets are $135 per person before Oct. 14; $155 after Oct. 15.

Proceeds support the programs of the CDS Foundation, including the foundation's free dental clinic and community oral health programs.
CDS Installation of Officers is Nov. 13
The annual ceremony to induct the 2023 CDS officers and directors, as well as to honor our CDS Jubilarians, is set for Sunday, Nov. 13. The ceremony will be followed by a reception.

What: CDS Installation of Officers
Where: Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca
When: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. start.

Registration is required to help guide food and beverage orders.
Our incoming CDS officers are:
President - Michael G. Durbin
President-elect: David B. Lewis, Jr.
Secretary: Denise D. Hale
Vice President: Philip L. Schefke
Treasurer: Victoria A. Ursitti

Please join us for this time-honored CDS tradition.