Fast Facts

  • Chicago Dental Society

    • The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878.
    • CDS represents the interests of dentists, promotes the science and art of dentistry and advocates for improving oral health for all.
    • We are part of a tripartite membership relationship with the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. CDS tripartite members belong to all three organizations. CDS works locally while theISDS addresses state issues. The ADA works for dentists on the national level.
    • Tripartite membership covers Cook, Lake and DuPage counties and includes approximately 4,200 members.
    • CDS holds the Midwinter Meeting its annual conference every February in Chicago.
    • Is comprised of nine branches which are Englewood, Kenwood/Hyde Park, North Side, North Suburban, Northwest Side, Northwest Suburban, South Suburban, West Side and West Suburban.
    • Governed by a board of directors that comprises five officers and nine branch directors. The CDS officers for 2016 are:
      — Dr. George Zehak, president
      — Dr. Phillip Fijal, president-elect
      — Dr. Louis Imburgia, secretary
      — Dr. Cheryl Watson-Lowry, vice president
      — Dr. Terri Tiersky, treasurer
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting

    • The Midwinter Meeting is among the top three dental meetings in the U.S. and one of the top 10 conventions in Chicago.
    • Each year, more than 700 exhibiting companies participate in the meeting, creating one of the largest exhibits of dental products and manufacturers in North America.
    • The 2016 Midwinter Meeting was held Feb. 25-27 and drew nearly 30,000 attendees to the city of Chicago, including more than 6,000 dentists.
  • Future Midwinter Meeting Dates*

    • 152nd Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 23-25, 2017
    • 153rd Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 22-24, 2018
    • 154th Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 21-23, 2019
    • 155th Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 20-22, 2020

    *May be subject to change