The Regional Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society convened at the Drury Lane Oak Brook in Oakbrook Terrace at 9:06 a.m. with CDS President Dean Nicholas presiding.

Inasmuch as the official minutes of the meeting of Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 had not yet been published, a motion was entertained to forego the reading and approving of the minutes at this time until everyone had an opportunity to review them.

MOVED by Theodore Constantine, DDS, seconded by Patrick Hann, DDS, and carried to dispense with reading the Sept. 22, 2021 minutes at this time.

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

There was no Unfinished Business to report.


Dr. Nicholas reported that nominating petitions for the 2022 officers have been duly filed in the CDS central office, and their names duly published in previous issues of the CDS Review as well as in the digital version of the CDS Review, in accordance with the bylaws.

Since not more than one candidate has been nominated for each elective office, in accordance with CDS Bylaws, Dr. Nicholas entertained a motion to direct the Secretary to cast a single unanimous ballot on behalf of all the respective candidates for office. MOVED by Janet Kuhn, DDS, seconded by Louis Imburgia, DDS, and carried, that a single unanimous ballot be cast on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

Dr. Nicholas then congratulated Philip Schefke, Treasurer-elect; Denise Hale, Vice President-elect; David Lewis Jr., Secretary-elect; and Michael Durbin, President-elect.

He noted that these officers would be installed Nov. 14, 2021 along with Thomas Schneider Jr., who will assume the office of the President. These officers will assume their respective duties on Jan. 1, 2022, and will continue through Dec. 31, 2022, in accordance with the fiscal year. Dr. Nicholas extended an open invitation to all CDS members and their families to join them for the Installation of Officers at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel to personally congratulate them and wish them well while enjoying refreshments. He noted that the Society’s 50-year graduates would also be recognized at that time.


Dr. Nicholas announced that registration for the 2022 Midwinter Meeting was now open. The 157th CDS Midwinter Meeting will be held Feb. 24 – 26, 2022. He encouraged everyone to get involved by volunteering as a Presiding Chair during the Midwinter Meeting.

Dr. Nicholas again encouraged everyone to visit the CDS website for information on Text Messaging and how to opt - in to receive text messages from CDS and to sign up to receive texts from CDS by Texting DENTAL to 877.494.7237.

Dr. Nicholas 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. Everyone was asked to silence their cell phones.


With no further business, Dr. Nicholas called upon the Regional Meeting Program Chair, Dr. Dorothy Anasinski, to introduce Lois Banta, Owner and CEO of Banta Consulting, who presented the program entitled “End-of-the-Year Wrap-Up.” The meeting was adjourned near 2 p.m.