Opening Session Program

The virtual Midwinter Meeting Opening Session will honor award recipients for the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award, the Cushing Award, and the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Vision Award. Stay tuned for updates online at www.cds.org or in your email inbox. Be sure to reserve your space for this complimentary program when you register.

Honorees

Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award

The Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award was established in 1990. The award recognizes Dr. Christensen’s many outstanding contributions to the dental profession and the Midwinter Meeting, and it honors the contributions of the recipient. The award recipient will be recognized at the Opening Session of the Midwinter Meeting. Please see CDS social media for details during the meeting.

Cushing Award

The George Cushing Award winner will be announced and honored at the Midwinter Meeting. The Cushing Award recognizes those who raise public awareness about the importance of oral health. The Communications Committee of CDS recommends the award winner. The award recipient will be recognized at the Opening Session of the Midwinter Meeting. Please see CDS social media for details during the meeting.

CDS Foundation Vision Award

The CDS Foundation Vision Award honors outstanding volunteer achievement. The recipient is a CDS dentist, dedicated philanthropist and volunteer who generously supports access to care programs and dental education for the underserved in their community; practices the dental profession with integrity, honesty and truthfulness with commitment to the protection of the public trust; demonstrates altruism in endeavors, meriting the respect of patients, colleagues and the community; and leads and inspires others through a high sense of purpose and dedication.