2021 Income Tax Deduction
A portion of the dues you pay to the Chicago Dental Society may be tax-deductible. Below is the amount of your CDS dues that may be tax-deductible for your 2020 tax return. If you are a tripartite member, be sure to check with the ADA and state dental society to find out how much of the dues paid to those organizations may be tax-deductible.
|Member Category||CDS Dues Amount||Total Tripartite Deductible Amount|
|Reduced Year 2||$33||$43|
|Reduced Year 3||$65||$85|
|Reduced Year 4||$98||$108|
CDS Member Dues Types
The Chicago Dental Society has a number of dues types for it's membership which include Active, Life, Retired, Retired/Life, Half-year & Quarter-year, Postgraduate or Resident, Reduced Dues for new dentists, Associate, Associate First Year, Associate International, Academic Chapter, Dental Students, PreDental students, types of waivers and Subscribers. Dues category types are based on a variety of criteria including licensure, year of graduation, practice location and continuous years of membership.
The Chicago Dental Society publication (CDS Review) is included in the membership dues. The CDS Review is available in a paper or digital version. Individual publication costs are listed on the invoices. The Subscriber cost of the CDS Review is $25; student dues are not applied towards the CDS Review.
All current members of the Chicago Dental Society are eligible to receive free admittance to the Midwinter Meeting. For an In-Person/Hybrid meeting, the ADA member registration fee is $195 while the non-ADA member registration fee is $850.
The 2021 Midwinter Meeting will be a virtual event. Under these circumstances, the ADA member registration fee is $149/$189 while the non-ADA member registration fee is $245/$289, based on the tier of pre-registration.
The Illinois State Dental Society collects tripartite dues for CDS members in Lake, Cook and DuPage counties.
Recently, the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society offer an automatic online pay-as-you-go option for your tripartite dues. Dentists can sign up for this option at ISDS.
Members who pay full dues are those who have been in practice for three or more years. In 2021, full dues totals $1,099: $573 to the American Dental Association; $396 to the Illinois State Dental; and $130 to CDS.
Life members who actively practice dentistry pay a reduced rate for the national (ADA) and local (CDS) levels and the full active rate for the state (ISDS) level. To become a life member you must have been a member of the American Dental Association for 30 consecutive years or 40 non-consecutive years and have already reached age 65 for the ADA. ISDS and CDS removed the age requirement for eligibility. In 2021, life member dues totals $1,067: $573 to the American Dental Association; $396 to the Illinois State Dental Society; and $98 to CDS.
Retired members must be completely retired from the practice of dentistry. They must also be an active member prior to retiring to become eligible for retired dues. Dues are approximately one-quarter of the full dues amount. In 2021, retired dues totals $229: $144 to the ADA, $50 to the ISDS and $35 to the CDS.
Retired / Life Dues
Retired/life members do not pay dues. To become a retired/life member you must have been a member for 30 consecutive years or 40 non-consecutive years; be 65 years old and have completely retired from practice.
Half-year & Quarter-year Dues
Half-year memberships are available July through December providing the dentist was not a member of the Society in the previous year. In 2021, half-year membership dues totals $550: $287 to the American Dental Association, $198 to the Illinois State Dental Society; and $65 to CDS. Quarter-year memberships are available October through December providing the dentist was not a member of the Society in the previous year. Quarter-year membership is activated at no fee.
Postgraduate / Resident Membership Dues
Annually, the CDS, ISDS and ADA postgraduate and Resident dues are $0 per year. Please complete a post doctoral or residency application online to activate your membership with all three levels of organized dentistry.
Reduced Dues for Recent Graduates
Recent graduates are entitled to four years of reduced dues-the first four calendar years out of dental school with both CDS and ISDS - zero, 25%, 50% and 75% of the full active dues rates. The ADA offers two years of reduced dues - zero and 50% of the full active dues rate. You must maintain membership each year to remain eligible for the reduced rates.
In 2021, reduced rates are as follows:
- First Year Out (2020 graduates) = $0 (ADA, ISDS and CDS waive dues the first calendar year out of dental school).
- Second Year Out = $419: $287 to ADA, $99 to ISDS and $33 to CDS.
- Third Year Out = $836: $573 to ADA, $198 to ISDS and $65 to CDS.
- Fourth Year Out = $968: $573 to ADA, $297 to ISDS and $98 to CDS.
Associate, Associate First Year (U.S. only) & Associate International Member Dues
(US dentists practicing outside Lake, Cook and DuPage counties in Illinois and surrounding 49 states; International practice outside the United States)
Individuals who do not live in the tri-county area covered by CDS may join providing they are members of the American Dental Association. International dentists do not need to be members of the ADA. Associate (U.S. only) First Year Out dues are $0, Associate (U.S. & International) member dues are $125, which includes free entrance to the Midwinter Meeting and a subscription to the CDS Review.
Academic Chapter (U.S.) Dues
U.S. dental students do not pay dues. All U.S. dental students in an accredited dental school are encouraged to become involved in organized dentistry during their undergraduate years. Illinois dental students, which includes students from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine automatically receive an application from CDS for complimentary membership in the Academic Chapter of the Chicago Dental Society. All other U.S. dental students outside of Illinois may apply online for complimentary membership in the Academic Chapter. Benefits include the CDS Publication in its digital version and free entrance into the CDS Midwinter Meeting.
Dental Student (International) Dues
Non U.S. dental students from an accredited dental schools can join as a membership of the CDS Academic Chapter at an annual dues rate of $10. Please apply online. Dental Students receive the CDS Publication in its digital version and free entrance into the CDS Midwinter Meeting. This type is not available for hygiene and assistant students.
Pre-dental Student Dues
Pre-dental Students do not pay dues. Pre-dental Students must be enrolled in an accredited university or college PreDental Study Program. Pre-dental students receive the CDS Publication in its digital version and free entrance into the CDS Midwinter Meeting.Temporary Disability Waiver
Current members who are injured or ill and who are unable to practice dentistry are eligible for a dues waiver in the amounts of 100 percent and 50 percent, based on the degree of disability. To be eligible to apply for a dues waiver, the dentist must be a current member of the tripartite organization (the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and CDS). Medical or financial supporting documentation will be required to process waiver requests. All waiver information remains strictly confidential.
Subscribers are not limited to the dental profession. Current members receive the CDS publication as part of the membership in CDS. The basic annual subscriber fee is $25.