September 22, 2021 Regional Meeting minutes

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 Zoom meeting of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, were published on the CDS website, a motion was entertained to dispense with reading them.

MOVED by Douglas Kay, DDS, seconded by Jun Lim, DDS, and carried to dispense with reading the April 7, 2021, minutes at this time.

MOVED by John Hagopian, DDS, seconded by Donald Kipper,DDS,  and carried to accept the minutes of the meeting of the Wednesday, April 7, 2021.


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

There was no Unfinished Business to report.


Proposed Modifications to the CDS Constitution and Bylaws:

Dr. Nicholas announced that the proposed modifications to the CDS Constitution and Bylaws were published in the May/June 2021 issue of the CDS Review as well as published on the CDS website. Dr. Nicholas noted that printed copies of the proposed changes were also made available at the registration table in the foyer area of Drury Lane.

Dr. Nicholas asked if there was any discussion on the proposed changes to the CDS Constitution and Bylaws. Hearing none, he then entertained a motion to accept the proposed changes to the CDS Constitution and Bylaws.

MOVED by Thomas Schneider Jr., DDS,  seconded by Mary Starsiak, DDS, and carried to accept the proposed changes to the CDS Constitution and Bylaws.


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. Dr. Nicholas invited everyone to attend the upcoming Installation of CDS Officers to be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel. Dr. Nicholas further commented that the election of CDS officers for 2022 would be held at the next Regional Meeting on Nov. 10.

Everyone was asked to silence their cell phones.


With no further business, Dr. Nicholas called upon the Regional Meeting Program Chair Dorothy Anasinski, to introduce the moderator, John M. Green, DDS, JD, and Panelists: William Simon, DMD, Anne Oldenburg, JD, and Linda Hay, JD, who presented a panel discussion sponsored by The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC), entitled “Calibrate Your Risk Radar.”

The meeting was adjourned near 1 p.m.