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 along with two other members have served as president; Dr. Bradley Barnes (2016) and Dr. Stacey Van Scoyoc (2021). 

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, 2006, 2016 and will again in 2022.


2021-2022 Officers

Photo of MCDS Officers 2021-2022
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Sarah Swanlund – Past President, Dr. Carl Drake – President, Dr. Allison Beehner – Vice President, Dr. Blake Swaar – Secretary / Treasurer, Dr. Courtney Morgan-Michaels – Program Chair, Dr. Todd Gray – Assistant Program Chair 

McLean County Dental Society Meetings 2021-2022

All meetings on Tuesday nights at BCC unless noted.  Please contact our Vice President, Dr. Allison Beehner, for the Zoom link and instructions.
5:30-6:30pm Happy Hour
6:30-7:00pm Dinner
7:00-8:00pm CE Presentation
8:00-8:20pm Members-Only Business Meeting

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dave Marsh (Legislative/Medicaid Update)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Role of Physical Therapy in the Management of TMD
Happy Hour Sponsored by Commerce Bank
Speakers: Chris Byers, PT and Drew Henneberg, DPT (Advanced Rehab & Sports Medicine Services)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Dental Implants
Happy Hour Sponsored by TBD
Speaker: Dr. Robert Blackwell

FRIDAY, December 10, 2021

Christmas Party 6pm at Epiphany Farms  
More details to come! 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

At Baxters (Not BCC)

February 2022 - NO MEETING


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

At BCC, more details to come! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

At BCC, more details to come! 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

ISDS Foundation Golf Outing at BCC