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Annual Session Events

Thursday, September 12th: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Friday, September 13th: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, September 14th: 6:30am - 5:00pm

Friday, September 13th: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, September 14th: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday, September 11:

ISDS Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 pm

Thursday, September 12:

Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Golf Outing- pre-registration required

Pekin Country Club
310 Country Club Drive
Pekin, IL 61554

11:00 am: Registration/Lunch
11:30 am: Shotgun Start Scramble
18 Holes of Golf


DENT-IL-PAC Directors Meeting

Illinois State Dental Society Foundation “Gone Social” with Dinner

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a fun-filled evening while raising money for our worthwhile cause! Join us for food, games and fun! The evening will also include silent and live auctions, 50/50 drawing and more!

Friday, September 13

Opening Breakfast

7:30 am - 9:00 am

ISDS President, Dr. Richard Bona, will officially open the 160th Annual Session of the Illinois State Dental Society. Several society recognition awards will be announced at the opening breakfast including the Distinguished Member award, President’s Special Award(s), Component President Awards, Sullivan Membership Action Award, and a number of other service awards.

ISDS House of Delegates

The legislative body of the Illinois State Dental Society is the House of Delegates. Dr. Chad Reedy, Speaker, will open the 160th House of Delegates at 9:30 am on Friday, September 13th. The House will meet again at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 14th. The house is composed of voting members, including each component’s certified delegates and alternates, one student member from each of Illinois’ three dental schools, Illinois dental school deans, and two dental hygiene delegates and an alternate. All members and guests may attend the House of Delegates.

For House of Delegate files and information, click here.

Ambassador’s/President’s/Governor’s Club Luncheon

Join the Ambassador’s Club, President’s Club and Governor’s Club members for this annual luncheon. Reception with a cash bar at 11:30 am and lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm, although this is a complimentary event for all President’s Club and Governor’s Club members, registration is required. Special guests will be speaking and the Chauncey Cross Outstanding Component Participation in DENT-IL-PAC award will be presented.

Reference Committee

Orientation: 1:15 – 1:45 pm

All ISDS members may participate in the policymaking process of the Illinois State Dental Society by giving testimony on resolutions going before the House of Delegates.

Hearings are scheduled at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 13th. All ISDS members are invited to participate in the policymaking process of the Illinois State Dental Society. During Reference Committee Hearings, members give testimony on submitted resolutions.

Alumni Receptions: SIU School of Dental Medicine / UIC College of Dentistry
4:00 – 5:30 pm

New Dentists Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

President’s Dinner Dance & Reception
Black Tie Optional / Elegant Cocktail

6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

The President’s Dinner Dance honors our president, Dr. Richard Bona with a fun evening of dinner and dancing to ‘90s Daughter’. Reception begins at 6:30 pm with dinner starting at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, September 14

IACD Breakfast
– 9:00 am

Chicago and Downstate Caucuses:
9:30 – 11:30 am

DENT-IL-PAC Breakfast
– 9:30 am
Caucus Lunch (Delegates and Alternates Only)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Past Presidents’ Lunch
11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Guest Event & Lunch

Candle-making and lunch
Hearth Restaurant
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
$59 per person

Spend the morning making your very own candle. Guests can sample over 90 scents to create a blend that is uniquely you. Have a seat at the fragrance bar, design your label, and mix the selected oils to create your unique custom-scented candle. A 5oz candle is included, but there are options to upgrade for an additional fee.

Head across the street to Hearth Restaurant, a local farm-to-table restaurant specializing in local favorites and fresh seasonal ingredients. Here, you will choose your entrée and dessert from pre-selected items.

Hearth Restaurant
Generations Candle Co

9:40 am: Guests head to Generations Candle Co. 4600 N. Prospect Road, Suite 2, Peoria Heights, IL
10:00 am - 11:30 am – Candle-making
11:30 am - 1:00 pm- Lunch at Hearth Restaurant
1:00 pm- Head back to the Embassy Suites for the 2 pm installation- 100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL

Carpooling recommended. 


ISDS House of Delegates

The Illinois State Dental Society's legislative body is the House of Delegates. Dr. Chad Reedy, the Speaker, continues at 1:30 p.m.

House of Delegate files and information will be posted here later.


President’s Special Event

Dinner and drinks with a Polish flair
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wind down from another successful Annual Session with dinner and friends. Enjoy a river view, as you sample some Polish favorites such as paczki and Polish sausage.