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Permanent link  ADA vote on 2014 dues affects MWM registration


2014 MWM imageRegistration for all attendees and exhibitors for the 2014 Midwinter Meeting begins November 1.  CDS tripartite members in 2013 can register on this date but your 2014 membership dues must be paid to realize the full complement of benefits from the Midwinter Meeting and the Chicago Dental Society. 

However, the ADA will not announce dues levels until Tuesday, November 5, the last day that the ADA House of Delegates meets.  

Your 2014 ISDS dues statement will arrive via U.S. Postal service in mid-November, however online dues statements will be available at on November 11.

Please take the time to register your dental office team for the courses at the lowest rates available.


Permanent link  Local dental association adopts CDSF Clinic — with great results


The CDS Foundation was so thankful when Chicago’s Chinese American Dental Association stepped up to adopt the CDS Foundation Clinic the week of Sept. 23. Its members committed to covering all patient care those five days.

And the members can be proud, as their work was tireless. In one week the volunteers posted: 

  • 54 volunteer hours
  • 71 patients
  • 27 different procedures
  • $16,680 worth of donated dental services – for which the patients did not pay a dime.

Many, many thanks to Drs. Jennifer Chen, Jason Cheng, Chen Li Chin, Frenk Feng, Yi Hsiung Huang, Barbara Lin, Samuel Lin, Tony Liu and Helen Lo. They were joined in the clinic by hygienists Valentia Beresneva, Pam Bienduga and Cheryl Pierini.

If your group wants to adopt the clinic for a week, too, contact the CDS Foundation Dental Clinic at or call 630.260.8530.


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