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Permanent link  Thank you, Hellenic American Dental Society

03/10/2014

Kudos to the Hellenic American Dental Society for its work at the CDS Foundation Clinic Feb. 24-28. Its team of volunteers ran the treatment rooms during the inaugural Greek Week, with spectacular results:

 

  • Produced $11,546 in donated dental service
  • Placed 35 fillings
  • Extracted 18 teeth
  • Competed treatment on 5 patients

 

Many thanks to Drs. LaValle, Kouracos, Marinis, George, Kanellos, Lo, Papadimitriou and Haralampopolos, and honorary Greeks Dr. Sullivan and King, for their efforts that week.

There are still open operatories in the March and April calendars. Ask these volunteers about their experience, and then see for yourself. Call Dottie at 630.260.8530 if you have time to serve.

 

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Permanent link  Thank you, Hellenic American Dental Society

03/10/2014

Kudos to the Hellenic American Dental Society for its work at the CDS Foundation Clinic Feb. 24-28. Its team of volunteers ran the treatment rooms during the inaugural Greek Week, with spectacular results:

 

  • Produced $11,546 in donated dental service
  • Placed 35 fillings
  • Extracted 18 teeth
  • Competed treatment on 5 patients

 

Many thanks to Drs. LaValle, Kouracos, Marinis, George, Kanellos, Lo, Papadimitriou and Haralampopolos, and honorary Greeks Dr. Sullivan and King, for their efforts that week.

There are still open operatories in the March and April calendars. Ask these volunteers about their experience, and then see for yourself. Call Dottie at 630.260.8530 if you have time to serve.

 

Categories

access to care , cds foundation , volunteer opportunity ,


Permanent link  CDS Foundation thanks raffle sponsors

03/04/2014

The 15 winners of the CDS Foundation’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting raffle have been notified, and they are a very excited group! The CDS Foundation Board of Directors thanks all who stopped by its booth in the Exhibit Hall Feb. 20-22 to purchase a raffle ticket.

The CDS Foundation also sends out tremendous thanks to donors who provided the sought-after prizes:

 

  • Bisco Dental Products
  • Dr. Kimberley Bolden
  • Bosworth Company
  • The CDS Foundation
  • Ms. Robin Gathman
  • Dr. Mary Hayes
  • Henry Schein Dental
  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.
  • Lang Dental Mfg. Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Barbara Mousel
  • Patterson Dental
  • Whip Mix Corporation

 

Further questions about the raffle and the CDS Foundation can be directed to the interim executive director Kathy Bell at 312.836.7301 or kbell@cdsfound.org

 

 

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Permanent link  CDS Foundation thanks raffle sponsors

03/04/2014

The 15 winners of the CDS Foundation’s 2014 Midwinter Meeting raffle have been notified, and they are a very excited group! The CDS Foundation Board of Directors thanks all who stopped by its booth in the Exhibit Hall Feb. 20-22 to purchase a raffle ticket.

The CDS Foundation also sends out tremendous thanks to donors who provided the sought-after prizes:

 

  • Bisco Dental Products
  • Dr. Kimberley Bolden
  • Bosworth Company
  • The CDS Foundation
  • Ms. Robin Gathman
  • Dr. Mary Hayes
  • Henry Schein Dental
  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.
  • Lang Dental Mfg. Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Barbara Mousel
  • Patterson Dental
  • Whip Mix Corporation

 

Further questions about the raffle and the CDS Foundation can be directed to the interim executive director Kathy Bell at 312.836.7301 or kbell@cdsfound.org

 

 

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Permanent link  CDS Foundation honors Brian Homann with Vision Award

02/17/2014

To say that Brian Homann knows about volunteerism is an understatement. He actually wrote the book on it.

Dr. Homann, a 2012 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, will be honored with the Chicago Dental Society Foundation’s Vision Award for outstanding volunteer achievement. He was nominated by his peers for work he did to establish the student-run dental clinic at Goldie’s Place, and his continued efforts to help dental students across the country replicate their success at increasing access to care.

The Vision Award will be presented Thursday, Feb. 20, at the 149th Midwinter Meeting. 

“Dr. Homann is in the beginning of his career as a dentist and already has determined that helping to bring oral care to those underserved is part of the fabric of his professionalism.  It is truly heartening to see that his dedication — including passing on his secrets — so that others can do the same,” said CDS Foundation chair Mary Hayes. “We are privileged to honor this leader for his Vision: he energetically shows the rest of us how it is to work effectively to improve all our patients’ oral health.

A 2012 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Dr. Homann was a founding participant in the student-run dental clinic at Goldie’s Place for homeless Chicagoans; while there, he initiated a donation drive and created Goldie’s Place Denture Program. 

As the clinic grew in scope of services and capacity, Dr. Homann created a manual for other dental students to follow as they created their own student-run dental clinics on campuses nationwide. Along with the manual came Dr. Homann’s mentorship, as he admits that there is no universal model for success.

Now a practicing dentist, Dr. Homann continues his involvement at Goldie’s Place. He works part-time in private practice and two days per week in a paid position at Goldie’s Place. This is the first time Goldie's Place has ever had a paid dentist on staff, funded by a grant.

He is also an adjunct assistant clinic professor at UIC, an unpaid position that allows him to work with current dental students in the student-run clinic on his days off. His current students have assumed his old role of mentor to other campuses across the country.

The Roscoe, IL, native thanked the CDS Foundation for honoring him with the Vision Award. 

“I was at Goldie's Place when I heard. I was excited, I was surprised, I was blown away because I know what I've always done with my time, and it doesn't compare to what others have given,” he recalled. “But it made me excited to realize that the selection committee saw the importance of giving back early in our professional lives. It's not extra - it's part of being a dentist. Dentists have opportunities to do what only our profession can. With our education, we have the responsibility to help people in need.“

 

 

 

 

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