News features on the new CDS mobile app If planning your trip to the 150th Midwinter Meeting, make time now to download the Chicago Dental Society’s new mobile app for free. It will keep everything you need at your fingertips this year. Download it to your smart phone, Rachel AzarkFri, 19 Dec 2014 15:50:17 GMTAttention Blackhawks fans: enter our drawing now Join us when the Chicago Blackhawks host the New York Islanders. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Joanna BrownTue, 16 Dec 2014 17:14:01 GMTRegister now for the 150th Midwinter Meeting Are you planning on attending the 2015 Midwinter Meeting? Register today before the fees increase January 1.&#160; Attendee Registration Exhibitor Registration Course Catalog Special Events Catalog Tom LongFri, 12 Dec 2014 14:58:58 GMTMidwinter Meeting Fashion Workshop focuses on personal brands New this year will be the Friday afternoon Fashion Workshop and Luncheon, featuring Amy Salinger. Joanna BrownThu, 11 Dec 2014 16:16:43 GMTDental tourism is a growing trend <p> Dental tourism is a growing trend 2014-10-09 Do the words “dental tourism” give you a headache? It would be easy to dismiss the numbers of those traveling abroad for dental and medical treatment as inconsequential and label those shoppers as eccentric, but the ADA and leading dentists warn the numbers are </p> Joanna BrownMon, 08 Dec 2014 20:41:55 GMTCDS Review Archive <p>&#160;</p> Tom LongTue, 02 Dec 2014 21:50:03 GMTBoomer bust? <p> Boomer bust? 2014-12-02 Sifting through articles in various dental publications leaves the almost giddy impression that the Baby Boomer blitz will be a Big Bang for dentistry. This image-conscious, high-income cohort, goes the argument, will be happy to spend big bucks for cosmetic and other aesthetic proc</p> Tom LongTue, 02 Dec 2014 19:59:32 GMTMake your travel plans for the Midwinter Meeting now Act now to secure travel accommodations for the 2015 Midwinter Meeting Joanna BrownTue, 02 Dec 2014 17:04:13 GMTMember Snap Shots Profiles of Chicago Dental Society&#160; members. Tom LongTue, 25 Nov 2014 21:13:24 GMTCDS welcomes Hadley the Hound by Rachel Azark Hadley the Hound, the newest member and first official mascot of the Chicago Dental Society debuted in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 18. With the celebration of CDS’ 150th year coming to a close — and our celebration of Tom LongTue, 25 Nov 2014 21:10:07 GMTCDS webinar offers advice on recruitment, retention Chicago-area business coach, speaker and author Steve Fretzin presented a two-part webinar on member recruitment and retention, accessible through the CDS website. Joanna BrownTue, 25 Nov 2014 15:29:29 GMTRegister now for the 2015 Midwinter Meeting Register now for the 150th Midwinter Meeting February 26 28, 2015, at Chicago's McCormick Place West. It promises to be A Midwinter Celebration. Attendee Registration Exhibitor Registration Course Catalog Special Events Catalog Build your knowledge with hands on participation courses and Tom LongWed, 19 Nov 2014 20:45:24 GMTCDS History: D-Day pilot Marvin Chapin CDS members honored in 1944 their colleague Marvin Chapin, a 1938 graduate of the Chicago College of Dental Surgery at Loyola University who piloted a P 47 fighter plane on D Day. His leg was later amputated by the tail Tom LongTue, 11 Nov 2014 16:16:46 GMTFrom the heart <p> From the heart 2014-11-04 At the end of the very long day, there were tears. Neal Richter, his staff at Richter Dental, and other caring volunteers had worked nearly 12 hours straight, and emotions were running high. But exhaustion was overtaken by exhilaration at reaching out to people in need at the day-</p> Tom LongWed, 05 Nov 2014 20:44:40 GMTCDS Election of Officers to be held Nov. 5 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 LongTue, 04 Nov 2014 15:27:12 GMTPay your 2015 dues online before Nov. 3 to register for the Midwinter Meeting hassle free CDS Regular Members Want to be able to register for the CDS Midwinter Meeting, starting Monday, Nov. 3? You must have your dues paid prior to registering, and you can do that NOW Click here. Tom LongFri, 17 Oct 2014 18:56:01 GMTCDS member Ted Borris joins CDS staff Dr. Borris will serve as Director of Scientific Programs beginning Jan. 5 Tom LongWed, 15 Oct 2014 15:49:00 GMTAdvertising Opportunities Advertise in the CDS Review from the Chicago Dental Society. Tom LongMon, 13 Oct 2014 16:50:03 GMTCDS Review The CDS Review is published seven times a year and is sent to CDS members as a member benefit. Tom LongMon, 13 Oct 2014 16:47:16 GMTCDS to host two webinars on recruitment and retention of members in the fall The Chicago Dental Society is celebrating its sesquicentennial thanks to the efforts of members like you who took the time and made the effort to retain and recruit members over our first 150 years. To continue the tradition of dedicated Tom LongThu, 09 Oct 2014 15:14:08 GMTKeep your staff safe from ebola The Gurnee-based&#160;American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) has assembled a list a facts about the illness – &#160;as well as a facility preparedness checklist for healthcare providers. Joanna BrownTue, 07 Oct 2014 16:30:19 GMTCDS members join ISDS Board Two CDS members were installed as officers of the Illinois State Dental Society Saturday, Sept. 20, during the 150th Annual Session. Joanna BrownFri, 03 Oct 2014 15:10:11 GMTImage Gently campaign offers advice on pediatric X-rays 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 GMTJ Michael Major <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 benefit <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 GMT