News oral health care by the numbers <p> Illinois oral health care by the numbers 2016-02-08 How does oral health care in Illinois stack up, compared to the rest of the country? In short, not too bad, at least that’s the picture from the latest study of the Health Policy Institute of the American Dental Association. Crunching data from all 50 sta</p> Tom LongMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:26:44 GMTSee the Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins with your CDS colleagues April 3 Sunday, April 3 • 11 30 a.m. matinee start Join your friends and colleagues from the Chicago Dental Society for a special matinee game at the United Center featuring the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and one of Tom LongTue, 02 Feb 2016 19:29:03 GMTConnecting at the Midwinter Meeting - A Social Media How-To Setting up a profile on Facebook and or Twitter is an easy way to engage with the CDS community and stay up to date on the latest Midwinter Meeting news.&#160; &#160; &#160; Join the Chicago Dental Society online community for Rachel SchaferFri, 29 Jan 2016 21:23:21 GMTMidwinter Meeting driver alert Driving alert for users of Lake Shore Drive (Rt. 41) and I 55 The Illinois Department of Transportation has begun the reconstruction of the northbound U.S. 41 (Lake Shore Drive) ramp to outbound I 55 (Stevenson Expressway). Motorists can expect Tom LongFri, 29 Jan 2016 17:12:51 GMTJanuary February: Ann Mazzotti Ann Mazzotti finds her creative outlet on stage By Joseph DeRosier &#160; By all accounts Ann Mazzotti is perfectly happy being herself, a successful dentist who likes going to the gym for an aerobics or spin Tom LongThu, 21 Jan 2016 20:03:53 GMTMember Snap Shots Profiles of Chicago Dental Society&#160; members. Tom LongThu, 21 Jan 2016 16:32:50 GMTCDS Review Archive <p>&#160;</p> Tom LongThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:47:29 GMTCDS Foundation to host Give Kids a Smile Day event Chicago Dental Society Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile Day Friday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Individuals aged 13 18 Many children in Illinois are not smiling because of untreated tooth decay. It’s painful and makes it hard for kids Tom LongWed, 20 Jan 2016 18:49:39 GMTDr. Zehak's Installation Address Welcome to the 2016 Installation of Officers. It is my extreme honor and privilege to spend the evening with you. Tonight is a special night for all of us in our beloved Chicago Dental Society. Tom LongTue, 05 Jan 2016 19:46:29 GMTCan you speak louder? <p> Can you speak louder? 2016-01-04 Audio and visual recording of professionals doing their jobs has been a hot topic here. Exhibit A: the Chicago Police Department. Dentists aren’t pointing guns at anyone, but the prospect of patients recording a visit with their dentist isn’t unlikely in the age of the</p> Tom LongMon, 04 Jan 2016 23:05:36 GMTAdvertising Opportunities Advertise in the CDS Review from the Chicago Dental Society. Tom LongWed, 16 Dec 2015 16:37:26 GMTFeatured Article Content <p>Go green. Save green. by Joanna Brown and Stephanie Sisk America’s favorite frog famously reasoned in 1970 that it’s good to be green. Green is fabulous, he explained it’s big like an ocean, important like a mountain and tall like</p> Tom LongWed, 09 Dec 2015 20:34:08 GMTDecember: Sharon Horwitz Try to keep up with Sharon Horwitz By Stephanie Sisk &#160; Sharon Horwitz is on the run – literally. Dr. Horwitz keeps a busy Oak Park practice, but what keeps her on the go is a training schedule of running, swimming Tom LongWed, 09 Dec 2015 19:35:54 GMTCDS Review The CDS Review is published seven times a year and is sent to CDS members as a member benefit. Tom LongWed, 09 Dec 2015 17:57:49 GMTMedicare opt-out date extended to June 1, 2016 The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the enforcement date to June 1, 2016, as the day by which dentists must have either enrolled or officially opted out of Medicare in order for prescriptions they write to be Tom LongFri, 04 Dec 2015 20:18:04 GMTDownload the Preliminary Program Download the Preliminary Program for the 2016 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 25 27 in McCormick Place West. Tom LongFri, 04 Dec 2015 15:34:31 GMTMake charitable giving a dental team activity this holiday season <p> Make charitable giving a dental team activity this holiday season 2015-12-02&#160;</p> <p>Does your office have a tradition of “giving back” during the holiday season?</p> <p>The start of December launches us into a hectic cycle of shopping, office parties, eating and decorating, but Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa also usher in a time rich with meaning and contemplation. All we need to do is hear the Salvation Army bell ringers to remind us that the season to reach out to help those in need is upon us.</p> <p>Your dental office can harness that charitable frame of mind by helping the organizations that help others.&#160;</p> Tom LongWed, 02 Dec 2015 17:09:24 GMTDeadline to submit comments nears for CODA review of CLC Dental Hygiene Program The College of Lake County Dental Hygiene Program is up for review by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) April 26 27, 2016.&#160; The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third Tom LongTue, 01 Dec 2015 17:13:57 GMTRegister now for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting Use the links below to view our course and events offerings and register as an attendee or exhibitor.&#160; Attendee Registration Exhibitor Personnel Badge Registration View the Course Catalog View Special Events Catalog CE Certificate Download Tom LongMon, 02 Nov 2015 14:59:38 GMTDownload Oct. 28 Regional Meeting course handout October 28, 2015, Regional Meeting Teach Me How to OSHA presented by David Resch, DDS Download the course handout&#160; Teach Me How to OSHA is a lecture combining key aspects of OSHA regulations with some of the most common Tom LongWed, 28 Oct 2015 14:49:22 GMTElection of CDS officers is October 28 The Chicago Dental Society will hold its Election of Officers Oct. 28 during the Regional Meeting at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The 2016 officer nominees are George Zehak, president Phillip Fijal, president elect Louis Imburgia, secretary Cheryl Watson Lowry, Tom LongThu, 22 Oct 2015 14:54:40 GMTKris Bryant wins dentists’ vote for best Chicago Cubs smile Cubs fever is sweeping Chicago &#160;But, while others are debating who is the best player on the team, The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) wanted to answer this burning question— which Cubs starter has the best smile? In a survey conducted Tom LongTue, 20 Oct 2015 14:19:17 GMTTime is running out to renew your license without penalty September 30 was the deadline for renewal of your three year dental license in the State of Illinois. If you missed the deadline, you still may renew your license without penalty, but additional fees may be charge. To do so, Tom LongThu, 08 Oct 2015 18:40:53 GMTIs it fair to charge fees for paperwork? <p> Is it fair to charge fees for paperwork? 2015-10-06 Time is money. That old phrase is taking on new meaning for health care providers as some practices institute patient fees to help cover the costs of administrative management and paperwork requirements. Prior to 2009, only a smattering of medical offi</p> Tom LongTue, 06 Oct 2015 14:20:00 GMTWrigley Foundation & CDS Foundation Grant Application deadline is Nov. 20 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 Tom LongWed, 30 Sep 2015 18:44:23 GMT