The Regional Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society convened Nov. 2, 2016, at 9:07 a.m. at the Drury Lane Oak Brook in Oakbrook Terrace with CDS President George Zehak presiding.

Attention was directed to the minutes of the meeting of Sept. 21. Inasmuch as the official minutes of the meeting of Sept. 21 had not yet been published, Dr. Zehak said he would forgo the reading and approving of the minutes at this time until everyone had an opportunity to review them.

MOVED by Thomas Salmon, seconded by Phillip Fijal, and carried to forgo the reading and approving of the minutes of the Sept. 21 Regional Meeting at this time, as they had not yet been published. 

There were no reports of the Board, Special or Standing committees. There was no Unfinished Business to report.  

Dr. Zehak reported that nominating petitions for the 2017 officers have been duly filed in the CDS central office, and their names duly published in previous issues of the CDS Review in both print and digital formats, in accordance with the bylaws.

Since not more than one candidate has been nominated for each elective office, in accordance with CDS Bylaws, Dr. Zehak entertained a motion to direct the secretary to cast a single unanimous ballot on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

MOVED by Thomas Salmon, seconded by Michael Durbin, and carried that a single unanimous ballot be cast on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

Dr. Zehak then congratulated Dean Nicholas, treasurer-elect; Terri Tiersky, vice president-elect; Cheryl Watson-Lowry, secretary-elect; and Louis Imburgia, who will become president-elect. He noted that these officers would be installed Nov. 6 along with Phillip Fijal, who will assume the office of the president. These officers will assume their respective duties on Jan. 1, 2017, and will continue through Dec. 31, 2017, in accordance with the fiscal year. Dr. Zehak noted that CDS’s 50-year graduates would also be recognized at that time.

Dr. Zehak extended an open invitation to all CDS members, their families and friends to join them on this occasion at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, to personally congratulate them and wish them well while enjoying refreshments.

Dr. Zehak encouraged the attendees to visit the exhibitors during the breaks to see what each had to offer. He expressed appreciation to the exhibitors for their continued support.  

Dr. Zehak announced that if anyone is interested in signing up to be a Presiding Chair during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting to see CDS Director of Scientific Programs, Theodore Borris, for information. He also commented that Dent-IL-PAC had a booth in the foyer area and to see Denise Hale to contribute and to get involved.   

Dr. Zehak then asked that everyone silence their cell phones. With no further business, Dr. Zehak introduced Ron Kaminer, DDS, who presented the program “Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Dentistry.”

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 2 p.m.