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The cost of association and CDS publications is included in the membership dues. Individual publication costs are listed on the invoices. The subscription cost of the CDS Review is $25; student dues are not applied towards the Review. Admittance to the Midwinter Meeting is free to CDS members (registration fee is $195 on site for ADA members who are not also members of CDS).
There are a number of categories of dues for members of the Society: Full, Life, Retired, Retired/Life, Half-year, Postgraduate, Associate, Academic Chapter, Disability and Reduced dues for recent graduates.
***The Illinois State Dental Society collects tripartite dues for CDS members in Lake, Cook and DuPage counties.
Members who pay full dues are those who have been in practice for three or more years. In 2014, full dues totals $1,009: $522 to the American Dental Association; $362 to the Illinois State Dental; and $125 to CDS.
Life members pay half of the full dues rate. To become a life member you must have been a member of the American Dental Association for 30 consecutive years or 40 non-consecutive years and have already reached age 65. In 2014, life member dues totals $848: $392 to the American Dental Association; $362 to the Illinois State Dental Society; and $94 to CDS.
Retired members must be completely retired from the practice of dentistry. They must also be an active member prior to retiring to become eligible for retired dues. Dues are approximately one-quarter of the full dues amount. In 2014, retired dues totals $206: $131 to the ADA, $40 to the ISDS and $35 to the CDS.
Retired/life members do not pay dues. To become a retired/life member you must have been a member for 30 consecutive years or 40 non-consecutive years; be 65 years old and have completely retired from practice.
Half-year memberships are available July through December providing the individual was not a member of the Society in the previous year. In 2014, half-year membership dues totals $505: $261 to the American Dental Association, $181 to the Illinois State Dental Society; and $63 to CDS.
In 2014, the postgraduate’s dues are $35 per year. CDS will collect American Dental Association postgraduate dues in the amount of $30 and Illinois State Dental Society postgraduate dues in the amount of $30, if the dentist prefers, eliminating the dentist’s need to send separate payment to the ADA.
Individuals who do not live in the tri-county area covered by CDS may join providing they are members of the American Dental Association. Associate member dues are $125, which includes free entrance to the Midwinter Meeting and a subscription to the CDS Review.
Students are encouraged to become involved in organized dentistry during their years in dental school. Dental students from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine pay no dues. Academic Chapter dues are $10 for all other dental students. Student dues are directly applied to the Academic Chapter activities. Benefits include the entrance to the Midwinter Meeting and a subscription to the CDS Review.
Current members who are injured or ill and who are unable to practice dentistry are eligible for a dues waiver in the amounts of 100%, 75%, 50% and 25%, based on the degree of disability. To be eligible to apply for a dues waiver, the dentist must be a current member of the tripartite organization (the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and CDS). Medical or financial supporting documentation will be required to process waiver requests. All waiver information remains strictly confidential.
Recent graduates are entitled to four years of reduced dues-the first four calendar years out of dental school. You must maintain membership each year to remain eligible for the reduced rates.In 2014, reduced rates are as follows:
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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