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Capital Conference


Join dental colleagues and friends at this year’s Capital Conference on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. This is the time for dentists to join together and visit the Illinois legislators to let their voices be heard on issues affecting our practices and livelihood.

There is NO CHARGE for Illinois State Dental Society members to attend Capital Conference. All events during the conference are complimentary BUT you must register in ADVANCE to attend. Reserve your spot early!

Register now by clicking here.

The conference will be held at:
Wyndham City Centre
(Formerly Hilton) 
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Reserve your sleeping room at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre at a rate of $115 (mention “ISDS” for discounted rate) by March 14th. Reservations can be made by calling 217-789-1530 or click here.

For more information contact:

Kathy Ridley 
Director of Membership & Meetings

Janell Marshall 
Meetings Coordinator

Kara Manfredo 
Assistant, Membership & Meetings 


Capital Conference Committee Members:

Dr. Michael Danner
Dr. Denise Hale
Dr. Kenneth Rawson
Dr. Chad Reedy

3 CE Credits

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 4
10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Public Health Dentist Conference
(Separate Conference and Registration – Dentist Only, contact Pam Cuffle @ for more information)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm   
Downstate Society Caucus
All Downstate Members welcome to attend

Wednesday, April 5

8:00 am – 9:00 am     
Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am     
Engage Your Legislator – Mr. Dave Marsh
First time attendees encouraged to attend

Mr. Marsh will share ways on how to talk to your legislators and discuss the political process and the basics of lobbying.

9:00 am – 11:45 am  
General Session

, Dr. Terry Barnfield, ISDS President

Opening Remarks, Dr. Philip Schefke, Capital Conference Chair

Legislative Briefing

Dr. Larry Osborne, ISDS Governmental Affairs Committee and Mr. Dave Marsh, Director of Government Relations

Dr. Osborne & Mr. Marsh will inform the attendees of up-to-the-minute happenings at the Capitol affecting dentistry and the business of dentistry along with other issues to be discussed with legislators during the Capitol visit.

Illinois Political Briefing

Republican & Democratic Legislators (To be announced)
An Illinois Legislator from each side of the aisle will give the views and opinions on the happenings at the Capitol.

ADPAC Update
Dr. Bradley Barnes, ADPAC Director

Dr. Keith Evans, DENT-IL-PAC President
Dr. Evans will emphasize the importance of DENT-IL-PAC within the political process

ISDS Treasurer’s Report
Dr. Christopher Larson, ISDS Treasurer

Illinois Department of Public Health Update
Dr. Mona Van Kanegan, Dental Health Director

Noon to 1:45 pm        
Conference Luncheon
Attendees will sit by legislative districts to strategize and maximize their Capitol visit.

Conference Chair-Dr. Philip Schefke

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA President-Elect

Dr. Crowley will give greetings and update attendees on current topics from the national perspective.

Presentation of Sullivan Membership Action Awards

Donation for DENT-IL-PAC accepted

Component Presidents Recognition


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm   
Illinois State Capitol Visit
Attendees will meet with their local legislators to discuss dental issues. Members will be encouraged to visit legislators with others in their districts.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm   

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm   
Legislative Reception
Sponsored by DENT-IL-PAC