The Chicago Dental Society kicked off this year’s 147th Annual Midwinter Meeting with some exciting news. The Chicago Dental Society Foundation, the Society's philanthropic arm, announced plans to open a dental clinic in DuPage County by working with volunteers from the recently closed dental program at DuPage Community Clinic.
You may recall, in June of 2011, the DuPage Community Clinic ended its dental care program, citing the opportunity to generate more revenue by converting the space occupied by dental services to a medical clinic. At the Foundation's February board meeting, board members voted to open a dental clinic in DuPage County, using equipment rescued from the closed clinic and working with those dentists who had once volunteered at DuPage Community Clinic.
To read the full announcement, click HERE.
During the Midwinter Meeting, the Open Wide blogger team caught up with Rodney Watt, Executive Director of the CDS Foundation, and asked for his thoughts on the recent announcement. Check out what Mr. Watt had to say: