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Permanent link  CDS Foundation Clinic to host open house April 16

03/24/2016

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic will host an open house event for new volunteers on Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Interested individuals are invited to tour the clinic, meet key staff members, learn about volunteer opportunities and ask questions.

In 2015 alone, the clinic's volunteer corps of over 88 provided over $450,000 of donated dental services to the working poor in Chicagoland. Our volunteer dentists, hygienists and assistants alleviate pain and restore oral health through exams, prophylaxis, intraoral and panoramic X-rays, basic restorations and carefully evaluated extractions. 

Please RSVP to attend.

For more information, visit our Facebook event or email Kristen Weber, CDSF Executive Director, or call 312.836.7301.

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Permanent link  Wrigley Foundation & CDS Foundation Grant Application deadline is Nov. 20

09/30/2015

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation and the Wrigley Company Foundation have once again partnered to provide grant money to dentists to help treat the underserved population.

Chicago Dental Society member dentist or second- or third-year dental student member may apply, using the grant application form provided. Grants are limited to a maximum of $5,000. Measurable outcomes of each grant award are required, including timeline, objectives and results.

Click here to download the application and view the complete list of rules. The deadline to submit your application is November 20.

Projects should address socioeconomically disadvantaged groups with oral healthcare needs in the Chicagoland area.

Chicago is recognized as the city/area of numerous ethnic and cultural groups. White, Hispanic and African Americans are the three main core groups with nationalities from around the world represented. More than 1.5 million Cook County residents were registered for government health care (i.e. Medicaid) in 2011, which is equal to roughly half of the state’s Public Aid population.

The 2016 program provides Community Service Grants totaling more than $50,000, based on the following breakdown:

  • 55% – City of Chicago Community groups
  • 15% – Cook (other than Chicago City proper) County Community groups
  • 15% – DuPage County Community groups
  • 15% – Lake County Community groups

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Permanent link  CDS Foundation will host 5th annual wine tasting benefit

09/12/2014

Wine & Roses 2014

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation has finalized plans for the fifth annual Evening of Wine and Roses, a wine tasting benefit to support access to care and dental education in Chicagoland.

All guests 21 and over – dentists, as well as their friends, neighbors and colleagues – are welcome at the Hu-Friedy Manufacturing — Performance Center, 1666 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines Sunday, Oct. 26, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 and in addition to a wine tasting and appetizers, there will be a silent auction and several raffle items. Tickets are on sale now in the CDS Store

“Bring your significant other. Reward your staff for their hard work. Invite your neighbor as repayment for the lawnmower you borrowed in June and didn’t return until August,” encouraged Events Committee chair Dave Lang, of Lang Dental Mfg. Co. “Mention this event to any professional you may work with that would be interested in talking to some of the most influential dentists in the country. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.”

Added CDS Foundation Chair Mary Hayes, “This has become a signature fund raising event of the CDS Foundation over the years. With continued success, we can make an even more significant impact on the oral health of the communities we serve.”

However, the fun to be had pales in comparison to the CDS Foundation’s mission. The registered 501(c)3 organization provides financial support to programs administered by more than 20 community agencies — and it maintains a full-service clinic in DuPage County. The Wheaton office is open full-time and staffed by volunteer dentists and hygienists who in 2014 have already seen twice as many patients as they had last year at this time.

“The CDS Foundation addresses very important issues affecting the well being of a large underserved dental population in northeastern Illinois,” Mr. Lang explained. “This event allows us to get together as friends and colleagues with some of the most influential people in our profession and industry to meet socially for the express purpose of raising funds to achieve our stated goals.

“It further allows us to get feedback directly from people whose opinions are very important to us.”

The Evening of Wine and Roses event is the Foundation’s largest event, and funds raised that night enable the CDS Foundation to extend its reach further into communities throughout the Chicago Dental Society’s tri-county region.

“Our current resources only allow us to partially fund the requests we receive throughout the year,” Mr. Lang said. “There is so much more we can accomplish with the appropriate resources. We have the vision and commitment. What we need now is a financial boost from our friends.”

Buy tickets online in the CDS Store, or for more information contact the CDS Foundation at 312.836.7301.

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Permanent link  CDS Foundation will host 5th annual wine tasting benefit

09/12/2014

Wine & Roses 2014

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation has finalized plans for the fifth annual Evening of Wine and Roses, a wine tasting benefit to support access to care and dental education in Chicagoland.

All guests 21 and over – dentists, as well as their friends, neighbors and colleagues – are welcome at the Hu-Friedy Manufacturing — Performance Center, 1666 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines Sunday, Oct. 26, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 and in addition to a wine tasting and appetizers, there will be a silent auction and several raffle items. Tickets are on sale now in the CDS Store

“Bring your significant other. Reward your staff for their hard work. Invite your neighbor as repayment for the lawnmower you borrowed in June and didn’t return until August,” encouraged Events Committee chair Dave Lang, of Lang Dental Mfg. Co. “Mention this event to any professional you may work with that would be interested in talking to some of the most influential dentists in the country. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.”

Added CDS Foundation Chair Mary Hayes, “This has become a signature fund raising event of the CDS Foundation over the years. With continued success, we can make an even more significant impact on the oral health of the communities we serve.”

However, the fun to be had pales in comparison to the CDS Foundation’s mission. The registered 501(c)3 organization provides financial support to programs administered by more than 20 community agencies — and it maintains a full-service clinic in DuPage County. The Wheaton office is open full-time and staffed by volunteer dentists and hygienists who in 2014 have already seen twice as many patients as they had last year at this time.

“The CDS Foundation addresses very important issues affecting the well being of a large underserved dental population in northeastern Illinois,” Mr. Lang explained. “This event allows us to get together as friends and colleagues with some of the most influential people in our profession and industry to meet socially for the express purpose of raising funds to achieve our stated goals.

“It further allows us to get feedback directly from people whose opinions are very important to us.”

The Evening of Wine and Roses event is the Foundation’s largest event, and funds raised that night enable the CDS Foundation to extend its reach further into communities throughout the Chicago Dental Society’s tri-county region.

“Our current resources only allow us to partially fund the requests we receive throughout the year,” Mr. Lang said. “There is so much more we can accomplish with the appropriate resources. We have the vision and commitment. What we need now is a financial boost from our friends.”

Buy tickets online in the CDS Store, or for more information contact the CDS Foundation at 312.836.7301.

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Permanent link  Independents leave their mark on the CDS Foundation Clinic

04/29/2014

The Independent Dental Organization (IDO) of the Chicago Dental Society recently completed a week of volunteering at the CDS Foundation Dental Clinic, with spectacular results.

Volunteer dentists, supported by volunteer hygienists April 21-25, produced $12,022 in donated dental services. This included 26 fillings, 21 extractions and eight comprehensive exams, which completed treatment on 26 patients.

“It was our pleasure to have a small part in helping so many patients in need of dental care,” IDO president Michael Biasiello said in an email to the clinic. “Our job was made easy due to all of the help from Dottie (Mackie) and the rest of the staff at the CDS Foundation Clinic. It is our hope that more dentists and especially dental groups will get the message and respond to the urgent dental care needed in our community.”

Volunteers who participated in Independents Week at the CDS Foundation Clinic include Michael Biasiello, Trucia Drummond, John Gerding, Alejandro Godinez, Mary Hawley, Louis Imburgia, Helen Lo, David Nguyen, Stephen Palatinus, Sal Storniolo, Victoria Ursitti, David Williams and Michael Wince.

Other groups that have already scheduled volunteer events at the clinic include the Members Group and the Dental Arts Club.

To schedule an individual volunteer time or a group event, contact Ms. Mackie at 630.260.8530.

 

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