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In 2008, the Chicago Dental Society, a membership organization for dentists in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties, granted $1.7 million to foundations, clinics, students and a local college to support efforts to improve dental health for all Illinoisians.The lion's share of this total, $1.5 million, was earmarked for the new Chicago Dental Society Foundation, which is charged with providing a stable source of income to dental education programs and dental clinics through private and corporate fundraising. Grant recipients also include programs serving families and the disabled, as well as training programs for dental hygienists and scholarships to students at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Southern Illinois University, the state's two remaining dental schools.CDS President Dr. David Kumamoto says, "In these tough times, support for our local dental programs is even more crucial. We at CDS are proud to lead the charge in supporting programs that improve oral health care in Illinois."Since establishing a grant program in 2001, the CDS Board of Directors has authorized 79 grants, totaling more than $4.6 million, and 837 scholarships, totaling more than $460,000. Beginning in 2009, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation will take over grant-making for the society. However, the core mission of funding initiatives that strengthen dental education and dental care remains unchanged.Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society has more than 4,000 members in the Chicago area, making it the largest component society of the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association.More informationThe Chicago Dental Society's grant program The Chicago Dental Society FoundationComplete list of grant recipients for 2008
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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