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Many of our branch members attended the CDS Foundation Wine and Roses fundraising event Oct. 26 at the Hu-Friedy Mfg. Performance Center, including Vince Arpino, Tina Smith-Arpino, Mike Durbin, Jim Frett, Jerry Jarosz, Renee Pappas, Jeff Socher and Rudy Valente. They report that it was an enjoyable evening shared among CDS members in support of the charitable work of the CDS Foundation.
Melissa Davis, Renee Pappas and Victoria Ursitti attended the Finance and Fashion Event Nov. 8 at the ADA Headquarters for an informational afternoon of networking and fellowship. The event was put together by the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and CDS as part of The Power of Three campaign to promote membership.
During the annual CDS Installation of Officers Nov. 9, our own Phil Fijal was installed as CDS vice president. Renee Pappas was officially installed as our branch director for 2014-16. Jubilarians Sylvester Furmanek, John Lane, Jerome Schoen, Alan Shapiro and Gerald Westphal were also recognized for their 50 years of membership.
Several branch members volunteered at the CDS Foundation Clinic in Wheaton Nov. 17-21 treating patients, including Melissa Davis, Lorelei Grise, Iwona Iwaszczyszyn and Renee Pappas.
In his role as chair of the ADA Council on Membership, Mike Durbin attended the American Dental Education Association Deans Conference in San Diego.
Phil Fijal has been busy with CDS officer duties. He was a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates in October. He also did some scouting at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in preparation for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting. While in New York City, Phil and his wife, Jan, squeezed in some site-seeing, visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Housed under the footprint of the North Tower, the museum takes a detailed and very somber look back at what was undoubtedly one of the darkest times in our country.
Congratulations to Ted Borris, who has joined the CDS staff as our new director of scientific programs. Ted will be taking over the position held for 13 years by Al Kleszynski, who retired at the end of 2014. We all extend a deep, heartfelt thank you to Al for his many years of service to our society and for his part in making our Midwinter Meeting the premier meeting in our profession.
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A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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