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 our CDS dental classifieds, which receive more than 100,000 online views annually. Ads are also published in the CDS Review, the official magazine of the society.
Network with your colleagues and
other members of the dental community with the tools and resources in this
Nine convenient branches:
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.
Come to Chicago Feb. 23-25 for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.
The CDS Foundation is dedicated to strengthening dental education and improving oral health care in our communities. We are a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Blue dates indicate one or more events
Join over 4,000CDS members.Stay connected!
Not a member?
Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W 31st St., Brookfield
Barclay’s American Grille at The Carleton of Oak Park, 1120 Pleasant St., Oak Park
An electrical power surge a few days after Thanksgiving was a jolt not only to the several appliances I lost but also to my calendar and pocketbook. The time spent on multiple calls to my insurance company, ComEd, repair shops, appliance stores – there are many more – left me spinning. Who had time for this?
While my losses added up, it struck me that for a dental office, where equipment runs into the thousands of dollars, the ripple effect on the practice, patients and schedules is much larger.
In my case, a 12,000-volt line fell on the 4,000-volt line that serves my neighborhood, unleashing a powerful surge that ruined appliances, computers, electronics and more. But lightning strikes, construction mishaps, and high air conditioning demand also can trigger unexpected electrical surges or fluctuations.
Think about all the ways your office relies on computer systems: appointments, accounting, patient charts, financial records, just to name a few. A surge that disables your systems could immobilize your practice for days.
Specialized dental equipment is another obvious concern. Some equipment has built-in surge protectors, but not all, and the loss of high-performance equipment like digital radiographs and scanners could tally in the thousands.
I’ve learned that there are some proactive measures to take:
Another sensible idea is a checklist of what you and your staff should do during a power outage. Dental insurer TDIC recommends a few steps:
Be sure to note that they need to be contacted to reschedule appointments.
No one expects a power surge or outage, so protect your practice now and save some headaches later (I say, while waiting for a new dishwasher to be delivered).
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.
401 North Michigan AvenueSuite 200Chicago, Illinois 60611