Newshttp://www.cds.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=75Subscribehttp://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 GMTCDS Review Archivehttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/CDS_Review_Archive.aspx <p>&#160;</p> Tom LongWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:29:35 GMTMemorial service announced for CDS Past President David Fulton, 74http://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=13028&blogid=222 <p> Services for Chicago Dental Society Past President David J. Fulton, 78, will be Saturday, July 19, at The Annunciation of Our Lady Episcopal Church, 5725 Stearns School Rd., Gurnee, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Elizabeth Molitor will officiate.&#160; In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s name may be made to The Annunciation of Our Lady or to the Chicago Dental Society Foundation.&#160; Dr. Fulton, who was born Oct. 13, 1939 in Waukegan, served as president in 1998. Prior to being president, he served CDS as treasurer, 1994, vice president, 1995, secretary, 1996, and president-elect, 1997. He also served as the North Suburban Branch director on the Board of Directors in 1992. He was also North Suburban Branch president in 1985-86. He began his general dental practice in Waukegan after serving in the U.S. Army Dental Corps 1965-67. He practiced for 47 years. Dr. Fulton is survived by his loving wife Laura, his son and partner of &#160;27 years David Jr. (Kimberly), son James (Lindy), step-sons Gregory (Jennifer) and Nicholas (Paige) , his grandchildren; David III, Spencer, Lucas and Reed and his sister Mary Kay (Manoo) Kazemzadeh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Jeanette. </p> Joanna BrownTue, 08 Jul 2014 18:35:28 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 GMTTickets Now on Sale 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. Joanna BrownWed, 18 Jun 2014 13:44:47 GMTInstructions for buying tickets to CDS Summer Event at Raviniahttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12917&blogid=222 <p> We hope you'l join your colleagues for a CDS Members-only special event at Ravinia Festival this fall.&#160; Enjoy dinner under the Ravinia tent and reserved seating in the pavilion for a concert by this award-winning performer Saturday, Sept. 6. Carrie Underwood's career launched when she won the fourth season of American Idol and hasn't slowed down since. She has 18 #1 singles, several CMA and ACM Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 6 People’s Choice Awards, 9 CMT Music Awards, 12 American Country Awards, 9 BMI Songwriter Awards, and a Golden Globe nomination. &#160; Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Dinner will include salads, chicken and brisket, and roasted potatoes; as well as beer, wine and soft drinks; and a sweet table. To buy tickets: You must first LOG IN to cds.org. Look in the upper right hand corner of our home page for a spot to sign in. You'll know you have been successful when it says, "Hi, YOUR NAME" Find tickets in the CDS STORE by clicking on the shopping cart in the upper left hand corner of the home page. Ravinia tickets are one of the featured items in the right margin of the page, or else you can find them under "tickets and events" on the left. You will not be able to see them unless you are logged in as a CDS member. &#160; </p> Joanna BrownTue, 03 Jun 2014 15:44:42 GMTCDS looking to hire new Director of Scientific Programshttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12906&blogid=222 <p> Call for applications CDS seeks Director of Scientific Programs The director of scientific programs is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of educational and scientific programs, including clinician/speaker selection and contracting for Regional Meetings, webinars, and the Midwinter Meeting. The individual must work closely with officers and their Midwinter Meeting program and education volunteer teams and CDS staff. This position includes staff liaison responsibilities with various Midwinter Meeting and standing committees. Travel is required. A dental degree preferred. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and full employee benefits. Position reports to Executive Director and Associate Executive Director. Send confidential letter of introduction and résumé to: Randall B. Grove Executive Director Chicago Dental Society 401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60611-5585 Deadline for applications July 31, 2014 </p> Tom LongMon, 02 Jun 2014 18:58:29 GMTBooks with some teeth in themhttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Online_Columnists/Front_Desk/Books_with_some_teeth_in_them.aspx <p> Books with some teeth in them 2014-06-02 Finally! Spring was but a shadowy character this year, but warmer temperatures and rising humidity are sure-fire signs that summer is here in Chicago at last.&#160; For me, summer starts with a trip to the bookstore to pick up some new reads — if not for the beach at </p> Tom LongMon, 02 Jun 2014 18:31:47 GMTGeiermann receives Golden Toothbrush Awardhttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12900&blogid=222 Dr. Steven Geiermann received the 2014 Golden Toothbrush Award from Erie Family Health Center. Joanna BrownMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:31:30 GMTCDS Foundation seeks to hire executive directorhttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12884&blogid=222 <p> The Chicago Dental Society Foundation seeks to hire an executive director to lead the 501(c)3 charity. Established in 2007, the CDS Foundation, is the philanthropic and charitable component of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS). The mission of the Foundation is to improve the oral health of the public they serve by providing patient care for the underserved population and by supporting access to care programs, oral health literacy endeavors, and dental education activities.&#160; Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the executive director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the CDS Foundation by working with the Board to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for fundraising programs and CDS Foundation-administered grants. The executive director will seek to foster relationships within the CDS membership, the dental industry at large and other interested donors and funders, in support of the Foundation’s mission. S/he participates personally and sets the example for dynamic, aggressive fundraising; manages Foundation assets; and effectively partners with CDS, its leadership, and its staff. The executive has the broad institutional experience and intellect necessary to motivate and lead a hands-on, operational Board of Trustees.&#160; We seek a seasoned development executive who will be comfortable rolling up his/her sleeves to build a development program. A track record that has resulted in significant, measurable increases in giving is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for the mission of the Foundation. S/he will create and use marketing concepts to help fulfill the vision for the role. Candidates who can demonstrate their ability to actively seek out new prospect or donor relationships, who appreciate the cultivation and stewardship process and who can successfully close gift opportunities are most desired. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in proposal writing. The qualified candidate not only will enjoy both the big-picture strategic work required but also will directly handle all administrative functions required to sustain and grow the CDS Foundation.
 A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) and five-plus years related experience is required; a graduate degree is preferred. The ability to utilize all office software is required. Skills in GiftWorks is preferred. Experience with volunteer managed/governed organizations is required.&#160; Applications and nominations are being accepted by Kittleman &amp; Associates, LLC. To apply, please email a current resume and letter of interest . For more information about the CDS Foundation, please visit www.cdsfound.org .&#160; </p> Tom LongWed, 28 May 2014 18:52:58 GMTCDS commits $75,000 to DENT-IL-PAChttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12825&blogid=222 The Chicago Dental Society has committed $75,000 to DENT-IL-PAC in 2014. Joanna BrownThu, 22 May 2014 17:12:43 GMTADA reminds Congress of the need for greater Access to Carehttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12817&blogid=222 <p>The American Dental Association (ADA) recently released its inaugural “Action for Dental Health: Report to Congress” which recognizes the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Action for Dental Health (ADH) movement and grassroots efforts to eliminate barriers to dental health across the country.</p> Joanna BrownTue, 20 May 2014 15:20:32 GMTMember Snap Shotshttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Member_Snap_Shots.aspx Profiles of Chicago Dental Society&#160; members. Tom LongMon, 19 May 2014 19:00:21 GMTAllison Albertshttp://www.cds.org/News/CDS_Review/Snap_Shots/2014/Allison_Alberts.aspx <p> Allison Alberts puts on her game face By Rachel Azark &#160; It only took one night of watching the Legends Football League (LFL) games on MTV2 that Allison Alberts decided this was something she wanted to do. Dr. Alberts, a 2013 graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, had been a two-sport athlete in college: volleyball and track. &#160; After watching the LFL on TV, Dr. Alberts thought to herself, “I can totally play this.” She started looking for information on when tryouts would be held and saw that they were not for almost another year.&#160; “I actually tried out for the St. Louis team because I had missed the Chicago tryout. Once I made it that day, I asked the commissioner if I could maybe join the Chicago team instead since that is where I lived,” said Dr. Alberts. “I got the information for the Chicago coach and that’s how I joined the team.” Tryouts involved basic football drills to determine who was athletic and who wasn’t.&#160; “I had not played formal football in any sense,” said Dr. Alberts. “But, I knew how to throw a football and I knew how to catch because we did play football during recess growing up.”&#160; During dental school in Chicago, Dr. Alberts played on a lot of co-ed flag football teams and learned about the routes from her teammates.&#160; Dr. Alberts’ rookie season in the LFL was in 2013. However, her first game had a bit of a rough start.&#160; “It turned out pretty well during the first half, but unfortunately I got knocked out cold during one of the drives in the second half,” said Dr. Alberts. “It was a rude awakening to the type of real football that we play.” Despite making her family second guess letting their daughter play, Dr. Alberts powered forward and helped lead the Bliss to the championship game. They won the Legends Cup in September, beating the Philadelphia Passion in Las Vegas.&#160; “I won a national championship in college for volleyball and two state titles for track in high school,” said Dr. Alberts. “Winning the Legends Cup last year was like winning at the highest level again. There is not another feeling like it.” The Bliss face the Los Angeles Temptation May 9 at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates for the first game of the season. Before the Bliss won in 2013, the Temptation had won the championship three years in a row. &#160; “The Bliss had never won before. No one else had won before besides LA. When I got to come in my rookie season and take them all the way, there is nothing really like that,” said Dr. Alberts. “The Los Angeles Temptation will be coming at us hard in our first game.” Ms. Azark is the CDS manager of communications. 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 LongMon, 19 May 2014 18:54:37 GMTIndependents leave their mark on the CDS Foundation Clinichttp://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12715&blogid=222 Volunteers dentists, supported by volunteer hygienists April 21-25, produced $12,022 in donated dental services. Joanna BrownTue, 29 Apr 2014 18:57:24 GMTISDS needs your help on the vaccine bill, SB409http://www.cds.org/News/Blog.aspx?id=12708&blogid=222 The Illinois State Dental Society is seeking support for a bill that would allow dentists to provide flu vaccines to patients 18 years and older, SB3409. Joanna BrownFri, 25 Apr 2014 18:53:50 GMT