CDS Foundation restores access to care in DuPage County

February 24, 2012

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Chicago Dental Society, announced this week plans to open a dental clinic in DuPage County by working with volunteers from the recently closed dental program at DuPage Community Clinic.

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Chicago Dental Society, announced this week plans to open a dental clinic in DuPage County by working with volunteers from the recently closed dental program at DuPage Community Clinic.

"We chose DuPage County because of the active volunteer base there and also because it is the site of the most recently shuttered dental clinic in the metro Chicago area," Ms. Mildred Goldstein, chair of the CDS Foundation Board, says,  "Over the last several years, Illinois has seen devastating cuts to dental programs across the state, affecting our most vulnerable citizens. The foundation is committed to improving oral health for all, and this clinic is a first step."

In June 2011, the DuPage Community Clinic ended its dental care program, citing the opportunity to generate more revenue by converting the space occupied by dental services to a medical clinic.

For more info on the CDS Foundation, visit on.cds.org/newclinic.