Newshttp://www.cds.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=75Image Gently campaign offers advice on pediatric X-rayshttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=13366&blogid=222 The&#160;Image Gently&#160;campaign has developed educational and scientific materials to help dental professionals optimize radiation dose during these pediatric exams. Image Gently has also produced downloadable materials to help parents ask more informed questions of their dental providers whenever scans are recommended for their children. Joanna BrownFri, 26 Sep 2014 16:33:22 GMTCDS Election of Officers to be held Nov. 5http://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=13331&blogid=222 The CDS Election of Officers will be held Nov. 5 during the Regional Meeting at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The 2015 officer nominees are Susan Becker Doroshow  President George Zehak President elect Phillip Fijal Secretary Louis Imburgia Vice President Tom LongMon, 22 Sep 2014 18:34:53 GMTMember Snap Shotshttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Member_Snap_Shots.aspx Profiles of Chicago Dental Society&#160; members. Tom LongTue, 16 Sep 2014 20:40:50 GMTJ Michael Majorhttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Snap_Shots/2014/J_Michael_Major.aspx <p> Dentist by day, mystery writer by night By Stephanie Sisk &#160; Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone, but J. Michael Major knows “whodunnit.” After he hangs up his handpiece for the day, the Clarendon Hills dentist heads into a world of crime, suspense and horror as a writer of short stories and the recently published novel, One Man’s Castle.&#160; Dr. Major described his 2013 book as a cross between The Fugitive and Death Wish, a “gray and ambiguous” story that has garnered enthusiastic reviews and the 2014 Lovey Award for Best First Novel at last winter’s Love is Murder Midwest conference. “It’s such a huge thrill,” Dr. Major says of his award, reviews and growing reputation.&#160; A love of reading and writing started in childhood for Dr. Major, who grew up in Schaumburg. He churned through the classics alongside the books of favorite authors Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner (the Perry Mason series), then turned to science fiction. Inspired and looking to develop his skills, he began writing short stories for high school assignments. &#160; Undergrad work at the University of Arizona and then dental school at Northwestern University were demanding and time-consuming and took a toll on his writing muse. But after finishing his boards, Dr. Major itched to return to writing. He sold his first science fiction short story to a magazine four years later. He honed his writing skills and published some three dozen short stories over the years, then found himself ready to tackle a novel, a work six years in the making. One Man’s Castle is the suspenseful story of Walter Buczyno, who is left angry and bereft after his wife is killed by a burglar. When the murderer returns for him, Walter avenges his wife’s death and kills the man. He feels a sense of justice until police discover the bodies of the dead man as well as other burglars in his crawlspace, sending Walter on the run, “a wanted man hunted by the very authorities that had let him down before.” The book also explores the lives and foibles of the two police detectives who work on Walter’s case. Quiet and reserved, Dr. Major said he sometimes surprises himself at his interest in crime and violence. “But a lot of what I write comes from combining some (news) event that bothers me . . . with some other unrelated item, and the idea is a reaction to this combination. I never know where an idea will come from or what it will involve.” Scenes he recalls from nightmares further inspire plot twists.&#160; Dr. Major said he’s drawn to exploring questions and ethical dilemmas that gnaw at him, the motivations or sparks that lead to criminal activities. “I’m always interested in, Why does this have to be like this?”&#160; He’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Chicago chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, whose members have cheered his successes and offered guidance. They encouraged him to begin a second novel based on the two detectives from One Man’s Castle, now in its early stages. Dr. Major prefers to keep his dental and writing lives separate. He vetoed an idea to put a poster up in his office of his newly minted book after the publisher used a bloody hand on the cover. “You can’t put up a poster (like that) in a dental office,” he said, chuckling. The seed for his day job — dentistry — also was planted in childhood. An accidental collision with a neighbor during a game of catch led to a broken tooth, Dr. Major said. As his family dentist — “always a great guy” — repaired the tooth, his interest was piqued. The dentist continued to explain his work during visits and finally encouraged the young Dr. Major to consider dentistry. “I often wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t broken my front tooth,” he said. Dr. Major lives in Willowbrook with his wife, Eileen, a pharmacist. They have a son, Derek, who is studying accounting and finance at Drake University in Iowa, and a daughter, Colleen, who attends Hinsdale Central High School with an eye to study elementary education after graduation. Ms. Sisk&#160;is a freelance journalist working in the Chicago metropolitan area. DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? If you know a CDS member with an interesting hobby or passion outside of dentistry that would make for an interesting Snap Shot,&#160; email &#160;Ms. Azark. </p> Tom LongTue, 16 Sep 2014 20:35:55 GMTCDS Foundation will host 5th annual wine tasting benefithttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=13300&blogid=222 <span style="font-family: Calibri;">The Chicago Dental Society Foundation has finalized plans for the fifth annual Evening of Wine and Roses, a wine tasting benefit to support access to care and dental education in Chicagoland.</span> Tom LongTue, 16 Sep 2014 16:53:30 GMTCDS Reviewhttp://www.cds.org/cds_review/ The CDS Review is published seven times a year and is sent to CDS members as a member benefit. Tom LongTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:53:54 GMTAdvertising Opportunitieshttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Advertising_Opportunities.aspx Advertise in the CDS Review from the Chicago Dental Society. Tom LongTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:43:56 GMTCDS Review Archivehttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/CDS_Review_Archive.aspx <p>&#160;</p> Tom LongTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:27:22 GMTFeatured News Contenthttp://www.cds.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=34&id=9414 CDS member creates foundation for those who’ve fallen on hard times&#160; Barry Booth creates a Smile for a Lifetime &#160; BY Joanna Brown &#160; &#160; &#160; When a fast food chain opens a new restaurant and offers free fries to Tom LongThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:41:35 GMT‘Menace to public health’http://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Online_Columnists/Front_Desk/_Menace_to_public_health_.aspx <p> ‘Menace to public health’ 2014-09-10 Remember Scott Harrington, the Tulsa, OK, oral surgeon whose two filthy clinics subjected thousands of patients to the risk of HIV and hepatitis infection? It’s scary stuff. His clinics — where state health officials uncovered dirty, rusty instruments and virtually non-</p> Tom LongWed, 10 Sep 2014 21:05:47 GMTFeatured Article Contenthttp://www.cds.org/News/Featured_Article_Content.aspx <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, 10 Sep 2014 20:33:35 GMTDonated Orthodontic Services program helps families get the care they needhttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=13185&blogid=222 Volunteer orthodontists are looking for patients to participate in the Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) program, which has been providing free care since 2009 to children whose families can not afford needed orthodontic treatment. Joanna BrownWed, 06 Aug 2014 19:49:06 GMTTickets still available for the 150th Anniversary Galahttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12970&blogid=222 Join your colleagues to celebrate how the Chicago Dental Society has been Keeping Chicago Smiling for 150 Years at our 150th Anniversary Gala Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Shedd Aquarium. Tom LongWed, 06 Aug 2014 16:46:47 GMTBack to schoolhttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Online_Columnists/Front_Desk/Back_to_school.aspx <p> Back to school 2014-08-06 Whether you’ve been out of school 10, 15 or even 40 years, the approach of the “new school year” is always palpable — and with it comes a chance to hit the reset button and tackle new challenges or rededicate yourself to goals and tasks not yet complete in 2014. In the spirit of t</p> Tom LongWed, 06 Aug 2014 14:53:50 GMTSubscribehttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Subscribe.aspx Purchase back issues of the CDS Review from the&#160; Chicago Dental Society (CDS), available in print and online formats. Tom LongWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:42 GMTUp in e-smokehttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Online_Columnists/Front_Desk/Up_in_e-smoke.aspx <p> Up in e-smoke 2014-07-08 Reading of Tony Gwynn’s death June 16 from oral cancer, which he blamed on his ugly chewing tobacco addiction during his baseball days, got me thinking about dangerous habits that start young. I grew up in Montana, where the cowboy culture was strong and a plug in the mouth was com</p> Tom LongTue, 08 Jul 2014 14:53:18 GMTChicago Dental Society Celebrates 150 Years of Keeping Chicago Smilinghttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Chicago_Dental_Society_Celebrates_150_Years_of_Keeping_Chicago_Smiling.aspx <p> Chicago Dental Society Celebrates 150 Years of Keeping Chicago Smiling Society partners with businesses to erect four molars – now works of art – on Michigan Avenue Rachel Azark 2014-06-25 CHICAGO—The Chicago Dental Society, a professional organization for dentists in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:17:43 GMTAnnual Convention Brought Almost 30,000 Dental Professionals to Chicago’s McCormick Place February 20-22http://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Annual_Convention_Brought_Almost_30,000_Dental_Professionals_to_Chicago_s_McCormick_Place_February_20-22.aspx <p> Annual Convention Brought Almost 30,000 Dental Professionals to Chicago’s McCormick Place February 20-22 One of North America’s Largest Exhibitions of Dental Products Brings Companies from 45 Countries to Showcase New Innovations and Technologies Rachel Azark 2014-03-04 CHICAGO—Close to 30,000 dent</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:09:06 GMTAnnual Convention Brings More than 30,000 Dental Professionals to McCormick Place on February 20thhttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Annual_Convention_Brings_More_than_30,000_Dental_Professionals_to_McCormick_Place_on_February_20th.aspx <p> Annual Convention Brings More than 30,000 Dental Professionals to McCormick Place on February 20th One of North America’s Largest Exhibitions of Dental Products Brings Companies from 45 Countries to Showcase New Innovations and Technologies Rachel Azark 2014-02-17 CHICAGO—More than 30,000 dentists</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 17:59:33 GMTUsing Dental Insurance? What Dentists Say You Need to Knowhttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Using_Dental_Insurance__What_Dentists_Say_You_Need_to_Know.aspx <p> Using Dental Insurance? What Dentists Say You Need to Know Topline findings from a survey of more than 250 Chicago DentalSociety member dentists Rachel Azark 2014-02-18 In preparation for the Chicago Dental Society’s 149th annual Midwinter Meeting, which will draw more than 30,000 dental profession</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 17:50:18 GMTDr. Louis Imburgia becomes Treasurer of the Chicago Dental Societyhttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Dr__Louis_Imburgia_becomes_Treasurer_of_the_Chicago_Dental_Society.aspx <p> Dr. Louis Imburgia becomes Treasurer of the Chicago Dental Society Rachel Azark 2014-01-10 Louis Imburgia DDS, a general dentist who practices in Park Ridge, was sworn in as treasurer of the Chicago Dental Society at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 17, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. Th</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 17:46:14 GMTDr. Phillip Fijal becomes Vice President of the Chicago Dental Societyhttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Dr__Phillip_Fijal_becomes_Vice_President_of_the_Chicago_Dental_Society.aspx <p> Dr. Phillip Fijal becomes Vice President of the Chicago Dental Society Rachel Azark 2014-01-10 Phillip Fijal DDS, a general dentist who practices in Des Plaines, was sworn in as vice president of the Chicago Dental Society at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 17, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chica</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 17:40:46 GMTDr. George Zehak becomes Secretary of the Chicago Dental Societyhttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Dr__George_Zehak_becomes_Secretary_of_the_Chicago_Dental_Society.aspx <p> Dr. George Zehak becomes Secretary of the Chicago Dental Society Rachel Azark 2014-01-10 George Zehak DDS, a general dentist who practices in Berwyn, was sworn in as secretary of the Chicago Dental Society at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 17, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. The soci</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 17:38:45 GMTDr. Susan Becker Doroshow becomes President-elect of the Chicago Dental Societyhttp://www.cds.org/News/Press_releases/Press_Release_Listing/2014/Dr__Susan_Becker_Doroshow_becomes_President-elect_of_the_Chicago_Dental_Society.aspx <p> Dr. Susan Becker Doroshow becomes President-elect of the Chicago Dental Society Rachel Azark 2014-01-10 Susan Becker Doroshow, DDS, a general dentist who practices in Skokie, was sworn in as president-elect of the Chicago Dental Society at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 17, at the Palmer House</p> Rachel AzarkWed, 25 Jun 2014 16:56:21 GMTGov. Quinn signs bill to reform state Medicaid systemhttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12968&blogid=222 <p> Adult Medicaid patients again will be eligible for dental care after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure reform of the state’s Medicaid system June 16. After enacting wide cutbacks amid the state’s financial crisis in 2012, Gov. Quinn signed Senate Bill 741 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, revamping Medicaid funding formulas and restoring preventative dental and podiatric care for adult patients, effective July 1. Since 2012, adults enrolled in Medicaid suffering from tooth infections or other dental illness had little choice but to turn to hospital emergency rooms for care. In turn, local dental clinics and dental school clinics saw their patient loads dry up, cutting off learning experience for upper-classmen and forcing those patients with dental emergencies to turn to already overwhelmed hospital ERs. The cost turned out to be enormous as well: a hospital emergency room visit costs $6,500, pushing up Medicaid costs overall as well as putting emergency dental treatment in the hands of medical professionals rather than dentists. “This legislation is a critical step forward as we continue to reform our Medicaid system,” Governor Quinn said. “The reforms will help us modernize and streamline our Medicaid system to ensure we are working efficiently and effectively on behalf of taxpayers. Millions of Illinois residents depend on Medicaid for their health care needs and this law will help ensure we provide the services and protections they deserve.” Both the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society strongly advocated for the return of adult dental care for Medicaid patients. </p> Tom LongMon, 23 Jun 2014 14:11:29 GMT