News Richard Holba becomes President of the Chicago Dental Society <p> Dr. Richard Holba becomes President of the Chicago Dental Society Rachel Azark 2014-04-16 Richard Holba, DDS, a general dentist who practices in Orland Park, was sworn in as president of the Chicago Dental Society at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 17, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago.&#160; T</p> Rachel AzarkThu, 17 Apr 2014 21:31:25 GMTCDS teams with DuPage Co. Health to present opioid safety seminar <p> Opioid Safety Seminar - Wednesday, May 21 Save the date for a free dental CE event hosted by the DuPage County Health Department and sponsored by the Chicago Dental Society.&#160; Heroin addiction often starts with prescribed opioids. Heroin and prescribed opioid-related overdose deaths are at epidemic levels nationally and in DuPage County. You are invited to be a part of the solution by learning best practices from national and local experts while receiving the latest tools and resources to support your practice.&#160; Wednesday, May 21 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Lower Level, Oak Room, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Space is limited and advance registration is required . The program is offered free of charge and lunch is included. Find more information here. Register online to save your spot today. </p> Tom LongMon, 14 Apr 2014 20:39:47 GMTApril is National Facial Protection Month Five of the nation’s top dental associations are reminding athletes of all ages to play it safe Joanna BrownTue, 08 Apr 2014 15:16:10 GMT150th Anniversary Molar Contest winners announced <p> And the winners are. . . We have tallied the votes from McCormick Place and online and determined the four fan favorites of the ten 150th Anniversary Molars. The following four molars will be placed on display this summer in Pioneer Plaza in front of the CDS headquarters building at 401 N. Michigan Ave.: Dentistry for Kids Colgate Hu-Friedy Ultradent &#160;&#160; &#160;&#160; &#160;&#160; &#160; The race was tight, with 3,392 ballots collected at the 149th Midwinter Meeting in February and another 5,769 votes cast online through March 31. CDS staff is still working out some of the details regarding the molars’ move to our plaza on Michigan Avenue this summer, and we will post information on our website as they are settled. We thank all the sponsors who participated, and we also thank all those who voted both on site and online. 150th Anniversary Molar Vote Tally&#160; Dentistry for Kids 2,085 Colgate 1,638 Hu-Friedy Mfg.&#160; 1,339 Ultradent 1,504 Pediatric Dental Health Associates 1,222 DentalTown 543 Joseph Discipio, DDS, and Associates 439 Harry J. Bosworth Company 198 Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., Inc. 143 Freeman 50 Total 9,161 </p> Tom LongFri, 04 Apr 2014 14:49:19 GMTFeatured News Content 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 LongTue, 01 Apr 2014 21:31:31 GMTWho’s packing? <p> Who’s packing? 2014-03-31 Dentists can easily fill a book with the number of non-dentistry issues they routinely confront — insurance reimbursement, staff performance reviews, cleaning contracts. Well, add another chapter. The Illinois Concealed Carry law. If you thought dentist and doctor offices were</p> Tom LongTue, 01 Apr 2014 21:28:22 GMTISDS calls on dentists to fight SB2847 <p> The Illinois State Dental Society is asking dentists to take action now to prevent legislation that would allow dental hygienists to practice in Illinois without proper supervision. Despite efforts in March to stop Senate Bill 2847, the bill's sponsor State Sen. Donne Trotter was able to get the defeated bill posted again for: 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee Room 400, Illinois State Capitol If you can’t attend the hearing, you can still register your opposition online. To submit a Witness Slip to the 98th General Assembly in opposition to Senate Bill 2847: Follow these instructions :&#160; Section I: use your home address and your dental practice name or just enter “Dentist” Section II: Type in that you are representing “Dentistry” Section III: Select Opponent Section IV: Select “Record of Appearance Only.” This means you do not want to give oral testimony at the hearing but wish to be officially recorded as an opponent. Type in the appropriate security words At the very bottom of the form, in the left hand corner, make sure to check the box “I Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.” Click the Create (Slip) button on the bottom right. Your participation Wednesday is valuable to the Committee members. ISDS reported that last week’s hearing was standing room-only, packed with hygienists and hygiene students who clapped and cheered throughout the hearing. State Sen. Trotter poked fun at Give Kids A Smile and Mission of Mercy events, calling them dentistry’s solution to the access problem. He also stated that, in general, dentists do not treat the neediest populations. The Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association — which is backing SB 2847 — stated in prior testimony that “many dentists in private practice are violating the supervision laws already, so why not just make it legal.” Find more information in the ISDS opposition position paper . For more information, email the Illinois State Dental Society or call 217.525.1406. Read the full copy of SB2847 . </p> Tom LongTue, 01 Apr 2014 18:56:40 GMTMidwinter Meeting ranked top 250 trade show The 2013 Midwinter Meeting has been named one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States Joanna BrownMon, 31 Mar 2014 15:40:20 GMTDr. Kleszynski announces retirement; CDS seeks Director of Scientific Programs <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 LongWed, 26 Mar 2014 18:37:37 GMTMarch 2014: William Wan <p> William Wan Changing fate in India one face at a time By Rachel Azark &#160; Sixteen years ago, William Wan began visiting India as a photographer. He loved its diversity in landscape, culture and colors, which brought him to the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan 10 years ago.&#160; On his journey, Dr. Wan, a 1963 graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia, Faculty of Dentistry, noted the poverty among gypsy families living in the desert bordering the city. After talking to a high priest he had met about a few local tragedies, Dr. Wan felt he could help. “I feel I am very lucky to be where I am, and I feel it is my obligation as a human being to return part of my blessing back to the needy,” said Dr. Wan. “I always wanted to open a door of opportunity for others, as others have done so in my life.” Over the past 10 visits, Dr. Wan has become a one-man nonprofit helping to relieve the plight and poverty among the gypsy families.&#160; For children who want to go to school, he helps pay their tuition. For 30 families, he helps pay for their monthly flour rations at the local grocery store. And for the men and boys who play music while on the streets, Dr. Wan has helped them by recording their music. He then returns to Chicago to put their music on CDs so the musicians can, in turn, sell them to tourists in Rajasthan. When they sell a CD, it is better than a month of begging in the street.&#160; “Ultimately, I want them to learn how to make a living on their own,” said Dr. Wan. “My idea is to help them learn how to fish, not give them fish.”&#160; Dr. Wan has both a medical degree and a dental degree. When visiting Rajasthan, he helps take care of the ill. For the people who are sick, there is no money to go to the hospitals. Dr. Wan personally accompanies them to private hospitals in the bigger towns and helps pay for the medical expenses.&#160; “Medical need and human need far outweigh the dental need,” said Dr. Wan. “I bring some simple surgical kits for doing minor surgery, my stethoscope, my thermometer and some dental forceps just in case. I buy most medical supplies locally from a small pharmacy that knows me and my one-man mission.”&#160; Dr. Wan lives by the motto, “Change fate one face a time.”&#160; “If some kids get an education today so they have a better future, what more does one want?” asked Dr. Wan. “If I teach someone a way to make a living on their own, either by buying them a camel and cart or a rickshaw, their fate is altered. If a sick person gets to be cured, that is far more than any reward in life.”&#160; Dr. Wan believes that his experience has been both humbling and exhilarating by being able to help another human being; he relieves their pain, helps them avoid hunger and changes their course in life. He also believes that charity has to start from the heart. “It is a cliché but true, giving is always better than receiving. As professional people, we are so lucky to do things that we love and get paid well for our work,” said Dr. Wan. “I don’t think we can save the world, nor have the ability like Bill Gates to set up his foundation. But we can always have empathy and a charitable heart for patients who can’t afford their needed care. And we can look for opportunities to serve the less fortunate, be it here or elsewhere.” n&#160; Ms. Azark is the CDS manager of communications. &#160; 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 LongWed, 26 Mar 2014 16:35:11 GMTMember Snap Shots Profiles of Chicago Dental Society&#160; members. Tom LongWed, 26 Mar 2014 16:31:05 GMTCDS Review Archive <p>&#160;</p> Tom LongTue, 25 Mar 2014 14:55:20 GMTAdvertising Opportunities Advertise in the CDS Review from the Chicago Dental Society. Tom LongMon, 24 Mar 2014 15:59:29 GMTRegister today for the May 14 webinar <p> &#160;</p> Tom LongWed, 12 Mar 2014 19:54:59 GMTThank you, Hellenic American Dental Society Kudos to the Hellenic American Dental Society for its work at the CDS Foundation Clinic Feb. 24-28. Its team of volunteers ran the treatment rooms during the inaugural Greek Week, with spectacular results Joanna BrownMon, 10 Mar 2014 15:27:09 GMTSaying sorry works <p> Saying sorry works 2014-03-12 Editor’s note: The following article does not constitute legal advice but is for educational purposes only. In order to obtain legal advice, a personal consultation with an attorney is required. I’m sorry?&#160; Typically, offering an apology doesn’t come easily; finding fault i</p> Tom LongWed, 05 Mar 2014 20:34:52 GMTCDS Foundation thanks raffle sponsors The CDS Foundation sends out tremendous thanks to donors who provided the sought-after prizes Joanna BrownTue, 04 Mar 2014 20:17:43 GMTInternational guests come out on top CDS congratulates winners Juliano Facioli, of Brazil, and Jean Charles Rivioire, of France. Joanna BrownWed, 26 Feb 2014 21:12:43 GMTChairside Screenings for Chronic Diseases Could Bring Big Savings Screenings by dentists for the most common chronic medical diseases could save the American health care system as much as $102.6 million annually, according to a new study conducted by the American Dental Association Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC). Joanna BrownWed, 26 Feb 2014 16:32:10 GMTCDS Review The CDS Review is published seven times a year and is sent to CDS members as a member benefit. Tom LongMon, 24 Feb 2014 16:21:04 GMTVoting is underway for the 150th Anniversary Molar Contest <p> To celebrate our sesquicentennial, 10 friends of the Chicago Dental Society worked last fall to transform four-foot fiberglass molars into works of art. But only four will get to spend the summer months on Michigan Avenue. Vote once per day for your favorite molar – and check back in April to see which teeth come out on top! Voting runs through midnight, March 31. </p> Tom LongSun, 23 Feb 2014 21:16:32 GMTFast Facts <p> Fast Facts The Chicago Dental Society Organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. Represents the interests of dentists, promotes the science and art of dentistry and advocates for improving oral health for all. CDS memberships covers Cook, Lake and DuPage counties and includes approximately 4,000</p> Tom LongSun, 23 Feb 2014 20:09:33 GMTCommunicating with Patients in 2014 <p> The way dentists communicate with their patients is changing. The blogging team spoke to Raeanna Reudy from Demandforce ,&#160;at booth 4031, about how dentists can grow their practice with automated online marketing and communication tools. Demandforce integrates with management software to automate marketing and patient communications, like appointment reminders and reviews. Hear why dentists like Dr. Gene Romo are making fewer phone calls and using more tools like Demandforce to communicate with patients. &#160; </p> Tom LongSat, 22 Feb 2014 17:43:54 GMTIsoliteSYSTEMS and New Technologies <p>Our very own CDS blogging team member Liz Lightbody sits in the dental chair to demo IsoliteSYSTEMS &#160; dental isolation mouthpiece at booth 4413. Watch her try out the ‘rubberdam of the 21st century.’ What kinds of new technologies are you integrating into your practice? Be a part of the conversation on Facebook or tweet us @Chicago_Dental using #CDS14! </p> Tom LongSat, 22 Feb 2014 17:42:31 GMTThe Interactive Electric Toothbrush <p> Yesterday at Midwinter, Oral-B introduced the world’s first interactive electric toothbrush. The blogging team met up with Cherie Rippey of Oral-B and Dr. Sam Weisz to talk about the interactive electric toothbrush and its future impact on dentistry. Check out the video below! </p> Tom LongSat, 22 Feb 2014 17:18:43 GMT