Dr. Thomas Schneider Jr. Installed as 2020 Secretary of the Chicago Dental Society
With more than 30 years of experience as a practicing periodontist in Chicago, Dr. Schneider will serve as Secretary of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) in 2020. He and the other Board members were sworn in at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Previously, Dr. Schneider served as Treasurer of the board, and has also held leadership positions at the CDS Northwest Suburban branch and served on numerous member committees.
As Secretary, Dr. Schneider will focus his efforts on membership and attendance at the 155th Midwinter Meeting, taking place from February 20-22, 2020 at McCormick Place West. The Midwinter Meeting is CDS's annual scientific meeting and one of the largest exhibitions of dental products and professional dentistry in North America -- attracting 30,000 attendees and generating more than $30 million for the local economy in 2019.
Dr. Schneider graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and also has bachelor and graduate degrees from Loyola University Chicago and Loyola's School of Dentistry with a Specialty in Periodontics. In addition to CDS, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, Illinois Society of Periodontists, Midwest Society of Periodontology, The Odontographic Society of Chicago, and is a Fellow of both the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Schneider lives in Glenview with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Peter and Margaret. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys woodworking, cars, boating, and is an avid fisherman.
He has also taught dentistry part-time for much of his 31-year career and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
Established in 1864, CDS is the largest local society of the American Dental Association, with more than 4,400 members in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties.