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About McLean County Dental Society

In 1902, the McLean County Dental Society was started by a handful of dentists. In 1904, the society affiliated with the Illinois State Dental Society; this seemed to have been a banner year for the society, as McLean County Dental Society member Dr. Fred McIntosh also served as president of the Illinois State Dental Society that year. To date, he is our only member to have served as president at the state level.

The McLean County Dental Society generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, except in the summer months. These meetings uphold the original objective of promoting the public welfare by advancement of the dental profession in education, science, mutual fellowship and good feeling, by the union of effort of other local organizations as a component part of the Illinois State Dental Society; by the advocacy of proper legislation; and by cooperation with the health professionals in all matters of mutual interest and advantage to the people of the State of Illinois.

The McLean County Dental Society has proudly hosted the Illinois State Dental Society’s Annual session in 1916 and 2006.


2019-2020 Officers

photo of MCDS 2019-20 Officers
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Allison Beehner – Program Chair, Dr. Blake Swaar – Assistant Program Chair, Dr. Colton Sylvester – Past President, Dr. Greg Dietz – President, Dr. Carl Drake – Secretary / Treasurer, Dr. Sarah Swanlund – Vice President

McLean County Dental Society Meetings 2019-2020

All meetings on Tuesday nights at BCC unless noted
Cocktail hour 5:30-6:30pm
Dinner 6:30 pm
Speakers 7:00 pm

September 10, 2019

Dave Marsh (Legislative update)
Beth Whisman from Children's Discovery Museum (new medical exhibit)

October 8, 2019

Lorna K. Geiler with Meyer Capel (Employment Law Update: Changes to Illinois Employer Reimbursement Obligations) *sponsored happy hour*

November 12, 2019

Carl Drake (Ortho)
Chestnut Health (local dental clinic)
Nick Moran - VP Banking at Commerce Bank (practice transition and consolidating loan options)*sponsored happy hour*

FRIDAY, December 13, 2019

Christmas Party at Epiphany Farms

January 14, 2020

Oral surgery update?
John and Dave from Town and Country Bank (email/bank fraud) *sponsored happy hour*

February 2020 - NO MEETING

March 10, 2020


April 14, 2020

*Officer Installation
Clark Stanford, UIC Dental School Dean (Trends in Dentistry Related to Socioeconomic Factors and Financial Trends Affecting Dentists and Dental Students)