House of Delegates

The 2020 ISDS Annual Session will be held virtually this year.

Friday, September 25: Virtual
Opening Session, House of Delegates
Reference Committees A & B
Reference Committees Executive Sessions

Saturday, September 26: Virtual
Chicago and Downstate Society Caucuses
Business Meeting, House of Delegates

You will have two options to "attend" this year's meeting. If you plan on speaking or participating in the meeting or reference committees, please preregister for the meetings via Zoom. You MUST register separately for each day. Registration will be closed 24 hours prior to the event for credentialing. You will need to preregister for both days, Friday and Saturday and will receive separate meeting links for each day. ISDS Members were emailed links to register for each day's event. If you did not receive the email, please contact Tara Conway, ISDS Executive Assistant.

If you are interested in just watching the event, we will broadcast the Zoom event live via YouTube.

Please bookmark these links:

Friday, September 25, 2020 ---https://youtu.be/OD0TqHD_v1Y

Saturday, September 26, 2020 ---https://youtu.be/_gMwi2nXlb0

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at this year's first-ever virtual ISDS Annual Session!


The Society's House of Delegates consists of dentists chosen to represent their local component dental societies. The number from each component is based upon total membership and multiples of 75. Additionally, the Dean and one student from each of the dental schools chartered in the State of Illinois and two dental hygiene members of the Society one from the Chicago district and one from the rest of the state may serve as delegates to the House. The Credentials Committee verifies the validity of each delegate's credentials and oversees the seating of the delegates. The elected and appointed officers and trustees of the Society are ex-officio members of the House of Delegates without voting privileges.

Responsibilities of the House of Delegates include:

  • Establishing policy for the Society.
  • Acting on all resolutions submitted by the Board of Trustees, component societies, or individual members.
  • Enacting, amending or revoking charters of the component societies.
  • Electing honorary members, granting awards, and approving memorials in the name of the Society.
  • Creating special committees.
  • Adopting an annual budget for the following year.
  • Electing the Society's officers, as well as the Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • Removing an elected officer from office for cause.

In order to conduct the business of the Society, there must be a majority of the elected delegates present at any meeting of the House. The House meets during the Illinois State Dental Society's Annual Session.

For more information regarding the ISDS House of Delegates, contact​ Tara Conway at 217/525-1406.

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