April 7, 2021, Regional Meeting Minutes

The Chicago Dental Society Regional Meeting convened on April 7 via Zoom. CDS President Dean Nicholas called the meeting to order at approximately 12:55 p.m.


The minutes of the meetings of Sept. 23, 2020, and Oct. 28, 2020, were approved as published.

There were no reports of the Board, Standing Committees or Special Committees.

There was no unfinished or new business to report.


Dr. Nicholas directed attention to Proposed Bylaws Changes and asked all to refer to the “Proposed Constitution & Bylaws” link accessible in the “About Us” section on the CDS website for information on the proposed Bylaws changes. He announced that the proposed changes would also be printed in the May/June issue of the CDS Review and would be presented for vote at the Sept. 22 Regional Meeting. Dr. Nicholas encouraged everyone to visit the CDS website, www.cds.org, to sign up to receive text messages. CDS members can also opt in to receive text messages from CDS by texting DENTAL to 877.497.7237 to receive text messages.


Dr. Nicholas commented that the education program was being co-sponsored by AirGuard Health. He then introduced Dr. James Orrington II, founder of AirGuard Health, who gave a brief presentation.

Dr. Nicholas thanked Dr. Orrington and AirGuard Health for their support of CDS.

With no further business, Dr. Nicholas called upon Regional Meeting Program Chair, Dorothy Anasinski, who provided information and a few housekeeping items on the Zoom webinar before introducing the speaker.

Dr. Anasinski then introduced Lisa Mallonee, BS, MPH, who presented the program entitled: The Power of Prevention: Healthy Habits for a Healthy Smile.

CDS Director of Scientific Programs Ted Borris assisted with the Q&A by moderating questions that were presented to the speaker.

The meeting was adjourned near 4:30 p.m.