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On behalf of our Officers and Board of Trustees, I invite you to the Illinois State Dental Society’s 153rd Annual Session at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.   Serving others prepares us to lead others, and thus we are prepared to make decisions on the direction of our Society and profession for the year ahead.  When we serve our profession, we preserve our profession. 
                                                                                                - Dr. Terry Barnfield, ISDS President

Annual Session

15​3​rd Annual Session
September ​6-​9, 201​7

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St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

2017 Annual Session Chairs
Dr. Terry Barnfield, President
Dr. Robin Wetherell, General Chair and Corporate Sponsorship Chair
Dr.  Keith & Peg Dickey, Dinner Dance Chairs

Download a Schedule of Events​ by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 6


ILAGD & ISDS CE Course – 8:00am to 4:00pm

presents Until Help Arrives - The Role of an Active Bystander by Speaker Larry Williams, DDS, MPH

Course description: Life-threatening emergencies can happ​en fast and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. Do you want to stand by and see people suffer because you do not know what to do?  Why get involved when someone is badly injured? According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent a person from dying. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.  You Are the Help Until Help Arrives!


Participants attending this course will be able to:
1. Better understand the various types of common disaster scenarios.
2. Develop an assessment of an emergency situation.
3. Find training resources to further prepare you for life-threatening situations.
4. Provide basic life-saving first aid until help arrives.

To download more information about the course, including the speaker's bio, click here.

Dentists: $150
Staff (Assistants, Hygienists, Office Manager): $85
Students/ Residents: $30

For more information please contact:
Dr. Cheryl Mora @ or Dr. Sue Bishop at

Thursday, September 7


10th Annual Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Golf Outing
Gateway National Golf Links, 18 Golf Drive, Madison, IL 62060
Click here for more information! 

Support the ISDS Foundation while having fun! We guarantee this action packed outing will bring all golfers friendly competition and camaraderie! Tall grasses, lakes, wood-tie bunkers, and occasional giant cottonwoods complete the landscape. In view of the magnificent Gateway Arch, you will cross occasional stone bridges, glide on raised boardwalks through quiet wetlands, and enjoy play on the only public course with bentgrass fairways within hundreds of miles. Please join your friends and colleagues and celebrate 10 years of fun on the golf course and support the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation.

Registration and lunch begins at 11:00 am with a shotgun scramble beginning at 12:00 pm.   

$175 per person includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, box lunch, 2 drink tickets

Howl the night away at Howl at the Moon!
$85 per person
Ballpark Village
7 pm -10pm
$85 per person
Slow Smoked St. Louis BBQ Brisket and Turkey Feast
Live Auction
Dueling Piano’s and lots of Singing and FUN!
Transportation to and from Union Station to Ball Park Village by St. Louis Trolley starting at 6:30

Friday, September ​8

Opening Breakfast
ISDS President, Dr. Terry Barnfield, will officially open the 153rd Annual Session of the Illinois State Dental Society at 7:30 am on Friday, September 8.  Several society recognition awards will be announced at the opening breakfast including the Greek Leadership award, Distinguished Member award, President’s Special Award(s) and a number of other service awards.
$45 per person

ISDS House of Delegates
The legislative body of the Illinois State Dental Society is the House of Delegates.  The House will meet twice during the 153rd Annual Session: at 9:30 am on Friday, September 8 and again at 1:​00 pm on Saturday, September 9.

President’s/Governor’s Club Reception & Luncheon
Join the President’s Club and Governor’s Club members for this annual luncheon.  Reception with cash bar at 11:30 and lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm, registration is required.  Special guest political speaker and awards presented for Chauncey Cross Outstanding Component Participation in DENT-IL-PAC.

Reference Committee Hearings
Hearings are scheduled at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 8.  All members are invited to participate in the policy making process of the Illinois State Dental Society.  During Reference Committee Hearings, members give testimony on submitted resolutions.

President’s Reception & Dinner Dance
The President’s Dinner Dance honors Dr. Terry Barnfield and his wife, Glynis with an evening of dinner and dancing to Vote 4 Pedro. Black tie optional.
$125 per person

Saturday, September 9

Missouri History Museum - Spouse/Guest Event & Luncheon
Explore the wonders of past at the Missouri History Museum. Our tour will include a private guided tour of their new exhibit, Panoramas of the City, showcasing St. Louis as well as unlimited access to permanent exhibits:  The Civil Rights Struggle in St. Louis, 1904 World's Fair and World War I: Missouri and the Great War. Lunch will be on-site at the acclaimed Bixby's Restaurant. Enjoy inspired local cuisine and sweeping views of Forest Park. 
$65 per person, transportation is included

President’s Special Event
A casual evening of dinner, drinks, music and camaraderie at Union Station. Includes dinner and drinks.
$125 per person


Fee Schedule

Wednesday, September 6
Dentists: $150
Staff (Assistants, Hygienists, Office Manager): $85
Students/ Residents: $30

Thursday, September 7
ISDS Foundation Golf Outing​ $175
ISDS Foundation Howl at the Moon​ $85 

Friday, September 8
Opening Breakfast $45
President’s/Governor’s Club Luncheon: No charge to President’s/Governor’s Club member and one non-dentist guest OR $250 to join Governor’s Club/$500 to join President’s Club
President’s Reception & Dinner Dance $125

Saturday, September 10
Missouri History Museum - Spouse/Guest Event & Lunch $65

Annual Session gives members the opportunity to update their scientific knowledge, participate in the decision making process of the House of Delegates, exchange ideas and join colleagues in business and social aspects of the society.

Other dental organizations and specialty groups, including DENT-IL-PAC, Governor’s Club, and International/American College of Dentistry hold meetings in conjunction with the ISDS Annual Session. Dental professionals have the opportunity to obtain continuing education credits while attending the ISDS scientific session.

If you are looking to exhibit, you may contact Janell Marshall.

Find out more about our event and to learn how your company can exhibit, check out our Exhibitor Booklet.

For other questions about this event, you may contact Kathy Ridley.