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Permanent link  The CDS Strategic Plan


In 2009, the CDS Board of Directors launched a strategic plan initiative. They solicited feedback from members, Midwinter Meeting attendees and staff to develop a vision for the future of the organization.

Based on that feedback, the CDS Board of Directors recently accepted the following mission, values and goals for the Society.

Let us know what you think about these future plans.

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 interests of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.

Core Values
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Service
Goals for Achieving the Mission
  • Sustain continued growth of the financial strength and viability of the Society
  • Be a premier source of dental CE
  • Retain and recruit a diverse and satisfied membership
  • Facilitate volunteer participation and develop future leaders
  • Advocate for access to care for the underserved population in the Chicago area


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Permanent link  We need your advice!


The CDS Board of Directors is conducting a strategic planning process over the next year and we are seeking input from our members to help guide our future planning and growth.

The 10-minute survey will help us create a comprehensive strategic plan for the society. Your time and confidential responses are greatly appreciated!


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