2024 Installation Ceremony

The annual ceremony to install incoming leaders of the Chicago Dental Society and pay tribute to members and volunteers whose dedication and influence help guide the organization was celebrated Nov. 12 with friends, family and special guests.

The Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca was beautifully decorated for the ceremony and reception attended by more than 200 to see Dr. David B. Lewis installed as 159th president of CDS and others recognized for their leadership.

Dr. Lewis was sworn in by Dr. Richard A. Bona Jr., president of the Illinois State Dental Society. Also attending the ceremony as special guests were American Dental Association President Dr. Linda Edgar and ADA president-elect Dr. Brett Kessler along with officers of the ISDS.

Many people throughout his career lifted and encouraged him, said Dr. Lewis. Such crucial support at key moments brought him to the stage that afternoon, he said, joking that, as a new dental school graduate, he would have thought it as unlikely to become CDS president as the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series (as the team did in 2016).

Read the speeches of Dr. Lewis, Dr. Durbin and Dr. Mary Hayes, recipient of the Loren J. Feldner Leadership Award.