Oct. 28, 2020 Regional Meeting Minutes

The Regional Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society convened via Zoom at 12:45 p.m.

Inasmuch as the official minutes of the meeting of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, had not yet been published, Dr. Tiersky said she would forego the reading and approving of the minutes at this time until everyone had an opportunity to review them.

  • There were no reports of the Board or Standing Committees.
  • There were no reports of Special Committees.
  • There was no unfinished business to report.

New Business

Proposed CDS Bylaws Change: Dr. Tiersky reported that the proposed modification to the CDS Constitution and Bylaws, Article XII of the Bylaws, Non-Elected Officials, Section 3: New Dentist Board Member, was published in the September/October 2020 issue of the CDS REVIEW as well as published on the CDS Website in accordance with the CDS Bylaws.

After reading the proposed Bylaws change, she then entertained a motion to accept the proposed modification to Article XII of the Bylaws, Non-Elected Officials, Section 3: New Dentist Board Member:

With no objection, the following proposed modification to Article XII of the Bylaws, Non-Elected Officials, Section 3: was approved.

New Dentist Board Member: The Board of Directors shall approve the appointment of a New Dentist (a CDS member under the age of 40) to serve on the CDS Board of Directors for a one-year term. The New Dentist would be a non-voting member of the Board and could receive an honoraria/per diem in an amount to be determined by the Board during the annual budgeting process.

2021 CDS Officer Nominations: Dr. Tiersky reported that nominating petitions for the 2021 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 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. Tiersky directed the Secretary to cast a single unanimous ballot on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

With no objection, a single unanimous ballot was recorded.

Dr. Tiersky then congratulated Dr. Denise D. Hale, Treasurer-elect, Dr. David B. Lewis, Jr., Vice President-elect; Dr. Michael G. Durbin, Secretary -elect; and Dr. Thomas F. Schneider, Jr., President-elect.

She noted that these officers would be installed on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, along with Dr. Dean P. Nicholas, who will assume the office of CDS President. These officers will assume their respective duties on January 1, 2021 and will continue through Dec. 31, 2021, in accordance with the fiscal year. She extended an open invitation to all to be a part of this special occasion via ZOOM and to welcome the new 2021 CDS Officers and Branch Directors to their respective positions.

Dr. Tiersky reminded everyone that 2021 virtual Midwinter Meeting, “Heart of Dentistry” will be held Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 25 – 27, 2021 and that the Midwinter Meeting site will be available through March 15 for exhibits and on-demand sessions. Dr. Tiersky also reminded everyone that 2021 is a CE reporting year for Illinois.

Dr. Tiersky 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 69922.

Dr. Tiersky commented that the educational program was being co-sponsored by CREST + ORAL B. She then introduced Ms. Marina Smolov, from CREST + ORAL B, who gave a brief presentation.

With no further business, Dr. Tiersky called upon Regional Meeting Program Chair, Dr. James Frett, who provided a few housekeeping items and information on the Zoom Webinar before introducing the speaker.

Dr. Frett then introduced Karen Baker, RPh, MS, who presented a 3-hour program on Opioids.

Dr. Ted Borris, CDS Director of Scientific Programs, assisted with the Q & A and fielding questions that were presented to the speaker. The meeting was adjourned near 4:30 p.m.