News 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 GMTRegister now for the October 28 Regional Meeting October 28, 2015, Regional Meeting Teach Me How to OSHA presented by David Resch, DDS Teach Me How to OSHA is a lecture combining key aspects of OSHA regulations with some of the most common infection control dental office Tom LongFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:14:10 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, 30 Sep 2015 20:45:47 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 GMTMember Snap Shots Profiles of Chicago Dental Society&#160; members. Tom LongThu, 17 Sep 2015 20:28:27 GMTSeptember October: Harold Shavell Harold Shavell has carved his niche By Stephanie Sisk &#160; &#160; To be sure, dentistry requires mastery of technical skills. But for Harold Shavell, there is artistry and more to dentistry – the perfect shape, the proper alignment, the quest Tom LongThu, 17 Sep 2015 20:22:29 GMTJuly August: Sam Wexler See what Sam Wexler has been collecting By Stephanie Sisk &#160; When Sam Wexler says he’s immersed in history, he’s not kidding. Years of collecting antique dental equipment and supplies going back to 1870 have transformed the Wexler family home Tom LongThu, 17 Sep 2015 20:19:38 GMTWe mourn the death of Alan Shapiro, 76 We are saddened to report the death of long time CDS member Alan Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro was a very active and involved CDS member for the past 50 years. He held all office chairs of the CDS Northwest Suburban Branch Tom LongThu, 17 Sep 2015 16:19:31 GMTUpcoming OSHA Training Workshops OSHA Training Workshops presented by the Chicago Medical Society The Chicago Dental Society is once again working with the Chicago Medical Society to present OSHA Training Updates Bloodborne Pathogens and Beyond. CDS members can register at the discounted rate of Tom LongWed, 16 Sep 2015 16:59:38 GMTCDS Review Archive <p>&#160;</p> Tom LongWed, 16 Sep 2015 14:47:37 GMTCDS Foundation Dental Clinic to re-open in early fall by Joanna Brown Not long after the CDS Foundation Clinic reached the $1 million mark – a measure of how much free dental care volunteers have provided at the Wheaton facility since it opened in 2013 – a summer storm Tom LongTue, 08 Sep 2015 18:57:50 GMTWhat can be done with the unhappy employee? <p> What can be done with the unhappy employee? 2015-09-01 Deciding what to do with a problem employee is never easy. Confronting the employee is sometimes difficult, the draining distraction takes a toll on morale and productivity and damage to your leadership position is likely. What can be done with the unh</p> Tom LongTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:39:17 GMTDentistry can use more voices in elected offices <p> Dentistry can use more voices in elected offices 2015-08-03 It’s only August, more than a year away from the next presidential election, and already we’re getting a regular diet of who’s running, how much money they’ve raised, who’s saying what. Candidates’ hair. Missteps and near misses. Thanks for your cont</p> Tom LongMon, 03 Aug 2015 15:00:39 GMTMarch April: Thomas Kwiatt Dr. Meatball has something up his sleeve By Stephanie Sisk &#160; Now, that’sa meatball So said the chef judges – as well as patients, staff and friends – about dentist Thomas Kwiatt’s Tom LongWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:40 GMTJanuary February: Bob Banks Bob Banks reflects on a life of service By Stephanie Sisk &#160; Highlights abound in the nearly 90 year span of Robert Banks Sr.’s life growing up without plumbing or electricity on his family’s homestead in southern Illinois, meeting and Tom LongWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:21 GMTMay June: Richard McDaniel Dr. Meatball has something up his sleeve By Joanna Brown &#160; &#160; After 40 years practicing orthodontics, it’s safe to say that Richard McDaniel amassed a lot of stuff in his office. His collections told the story of his long Tom LongWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:02 GMTADA selects 16 members for Institute for Diversity in Leadership In June, the ADA Board of Trustees selected 16 participants for the 2015 16 Institute for Diversity in Leadership, which provides a diverse group of dentists with education and experience to build a lifetime of relationships and set new leadership Tom LongFri, 10 Jul 2015 16:54:41 GMTAdvertising Opportunities Advertise in the CDS Review from the Chicago Dental Society. Tom LongFri, 10 Jul 2015 14:33:12 GMTApp reminds patients to floss <p> App reminds patients to floss 2015-07-01 No doubt it’s the moment of truth, every single dental visit: “Do you floss regularly?” Well, no, not often enough. Yes, patients know they should floss, but there’s any number of excuses: they forget, run out of time, you name it. &#160; To the rescue is an easy-t</p> Tom LongWed, 01 Jul 2015 18:10:52 GMTLooking Back: Flag Day Dental school founders left impressive legacies by Walter F. Lamacki, DDS The Columbian Dental School was established in Chicago in 1892 as a proprietary enterprise.&#160; Its first location was at State and Quincy streets, across from the Great Northern Hotel. Tom LongFri, 12 Jun 2015 15:24:53 GMTComfortable colleagues: growing tips for new partners <p> Comfortable colleagues: growing tips for new partners 2015-06-04 So you’re a newly minted DMD starting at your father’s practice; your clinic is growing and you’re taking on an associate; you’re preparing for retirement and bringing in a colleague who will one day take over. These scenarios all come a</p> Tom LongThu, 04 Jun 2015 19:17:21 GMTSurvey: Affordability a key issue in patients lacking dental insurance In a newly released annual survey on oral care access and affordability, 62 percent of the nationwide respondents were found to have dental insurance.&#160; Here are some key findings Respondents with dental insurance tend to be younger, married with children, Tom LongThu, 28 May 2015 21:15:31 GMTNatural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests. The plant natural product acts against harmful mouth bacteria and could improve oral health by helping to prevent the build up Tom LongTue, 26 May 2015 16:45:15 GMTUPDATE: Deadline to opt in to Medicare extended to January 1 <p> Deadline to opt in to Medicare is June 1 2015-03-30 The clock is ticking for a decision on opting in or opting out of the Medicare system for your Medicare-eligible patients. After a rule change last spring, Medicare now is asking dentists to submit by June 1 a formal application, stating they will “opt in</p> Tom LongWed, 13 May 2015 21:28:59 GMTMentors yield big benefits <p> Mentors yield big benefits 2015-04-29 Whether or not you have years of practice and experience, there likely have been times over your professional career when you needed advice, someone to bounce an idea off, a friendly, encouraging voice. A mentor, whether you’re new to dentistry or mid-career, can fill </p> Tom LongWed, 29 Apr 2015 14:34:52 GMT