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CDS cancels April 15 Regional Meeting

As we all are aware the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus has disrupted our daily lives and anticipated events and meetings. Our office has received notice that the Illinois State Dental Society has as of Monday, March 16 cancelled all ISDS meetings, conferences, and continuing education courses for the next 60 days.

Gov. Jay Pritzker, has stated, “I am asking that every private business that is able, to have employees work remotely.” He further noted that gatherings of 1,000 people be cancelled and those of 250 are recommended for cancelation.

CDS will post information about these decisions on its website and provide notice within the membership email newsletter to be published on March 17. CDS staff will assist each branch as requested to communicate this information to their membership.

The CDS staff, effective Monday, March 16, will be working remotely in effort to protect the health and safety of our staff. This will be done for the next week and reevaluated as needed on a weekly basis.

April 15

Treatment of Sleep Disorders: What do I Need to Know to make that work? 

Presented by Ken Berley, DDS, JD

Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) is the fastest growing field in dentistry.

Unfortunately, there are numerous commercial companies that are promoting inappropriate techniques and unethical billing practices.

In this course, Dr. Berley stresses how to successfully and ethically integrate Dental Sleep Medicine into your practice. Practicing DSM is much more than taking impressions and a bite.

This course will outline a step by step to do list which will guide you toward a successful referral-based DSM practice. Attendees will:

  • be immersed in the terminology of sleep medicine
  • be comfortable in reading and understand sleep study reports
  • understand the ADA statement on the role of dentists in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing
  • understand how to successfully treat patients with OSA
  • understand the necessity of developing a referral-based practice and will be presented a step by step plan of how to accomplish this goal.

Sept. 23


Presented by Tim Caruso, PT, MBA, MS

Oct. 28


Presented by Karen Baker, RPh, MS