We offer high-quality, competitively priced educational programs throughout the year. Whether face-to-face or online, our programs give you the chance to learn and network.
Whether you’re selling a practice, looking for space, or pursuing new opportunities, look no further than the CDS dental classifieds, which receive more than 100,000 online views annually. Ads are also published in the Review, the bimonthly magazine of the society.
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Informing members of the latest issues in dentistry is our mission. While we cover issues of national importance to the profession, we focus on news that affects our region and local communities.
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The CDS Foundation is dedicated to strengthening dental education and improving oral health care by supporting programs in our communities. The foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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If you are dentist in the United States, you must belong to the American Dental Association (ADA) to be a member of CDS. International members are not required to join the ADA but should be a member of the primary dental organization in their country.
For members in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties, you must also be a member of the state society, the Illinois State Dental Society, to be a member of CDS. Together with the ADA and ISDS, we form a tripartite organization. For dentists in our membership area of Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties, dues for all three organizations are collected by ISDS.
How is CDS organized?
We have approximately 4,200 in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties. These members, called regular members, are further divided into nine branches.
A regular member lives in Lake, Cook, or DuPage County in Illinois and has full voting powers. Associate members are dentists who live outside these boundaries of the CDS, including dentists who reside in countries other than the United States. Although they cannot vote in CDS elections, they are entitled to many member benefits including free admission to the Midwinter Meeting.
CDS is governed by a Board of Directors, comprising five officers and nine branch directors. You can read more about our Board of Directors and how they are elected in About Us.
Please review our dues information.
Who staffs the CDS office?There are 17 full-time staff members at the CDS office. You may contact us during our working hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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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