September 14, 2022 Regional Meeting Minutes

The Regional Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society convened at the Drury Lane Oak Brook in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, at 9 a.m., local time, with CDS President Thomas Schneider, Jr. presiding.


Inasmuch as the official minutes of the meeting of April 6, 2022, were published in the May/June 2022 issue of the CDS Review, a motion was entertained to dispense with reading them.

MOVED by John Moore, DDS, seconded by Joseph Unger, DDS, and carried to dispense with reading the April 6, 2022 minutes at this time.

MOVED by Joseph Unger, DDS, seconded by Philip Schefke, DDS, and carried to accept the minutes of the meeting of the Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

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


There was no Unfinished Business to report.


There was no New Business to report.


Dr. Schneider  Jr. 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. Information on the upcoming Installation of CDS Officers and Directors was announced. The event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca with the Installation ceremony to begin at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. Dr. Schneider Jr. reported that registration is required to attend the event. Flyers with information including a QR code to register was available at the registration desk or via online at The election of officers will take place at the Nov. 9 Regional Meeting as well as voting on two proposed bylaws changes. Dr. Schneider, Jr. announced that the 158th CDS Midwinter Meeting will be held February 23– 25, 2023. As a special incentive, CDS members can sign up for auto-renewal of 2023 membership dues and gain early access to Midwinter Meeting registration starting Oct. 1. You will be able to register yourself and your dental team one month earlier that the traditional Nov. 1 registration opening.

Everyone was asked to silence their cell phones.


Dr. Schneider, Jr. called upon Susan K. Zelazo-Smith, DDS, to introduce Tom Limoli, Jr. who presented the program entitled Stop Telling Patients about their Dental Insurance (it’s the patients plan – not yours).

The meeting was adjourned near 1:50 p.m.