Member Resources

Welcome to the Chicago Dental Society!

Since 1864, CDS has promoted the art and science of dentistry and has worked to improve the public’s oral health.

As a new member, we want you to engage with all the benefits a CDS membership offers to help you grow your career in dentistry. Whether your focus is finding camaraderie and continuing education at CDS branch and regional meetings or you are interested in pursuing leadership opportunities within your local CDS branch, we’ve created a variety of downloadable information sheets to help you learn more about the organization and how your CDS membership can enhance your career.

The Benefits of Membership

Members of CDS enjoy many benefits, including an array of business partner programsto meet your practice's needs, continuing education and political representation at the state and national levels. CDS offers an expanding variety of continuing education options, including the world renowned Midwinter Meeting, Regional Meetings, Branch Meetings.

As part of a tripartite membership with the American Dental Association and the Illinois State Dental Society, some of the benefits you get when you join CDS are:

  • Free admission to the Midwinter Meeting
  • Rebate coupon for purchases made on the exhibit floor at the Midwinter Meeting
  • Free registration for you and your dental team at our Regional Meetings
  • Classified advertising – online and print (member discount)
  • Patient referral service
  • Mediation and peer review services to help settle patient complaints without litigation
  • Our membership magazine, CDS Review, which is published seven times a year (international members receive the digital version only)
  • Social events
  • Camaraderie with colleagues