Updated: As of January 17, 2017 (work still in progress)

Shuttle Service will be available at this year's Annual Session to take guests to off-site events, tours and educational sessions, which will be held at a variety of locations.  All SCDA sponsored sessions and the exhibit hall will be housed at the Charleston Marriott.  SCDLA sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront.  In addition, transportation will be provided for the Friday and Saturday dinners and reunions.

Please use this color key to identify where your session will be held (subject to change):
Charleston Marriott Hotel (host hotel)
Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront (host of the lab sessions)
Courtyard Charleston Waterfront (hosting the CPR Classes)

Wednesday, April 26 Click on the Session Title for more Details!

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Exhibitor Set-Up
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM   Registration
6:00 PM   SCDA Board Dinner

Thursday, April 27 Click on the Session Title for more Details!

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM   Registration
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM   Exhibit Hall Open & Silent Auction
    Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® Dental Van Tour (Marriott Parking Lot)
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Oral Pathology for Pregnancy, Infants, Children and Adolescents
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo J. Padilla
9:00 AM – 12:20 PM   The Christensen Bottom Line - 2017
Speaker: Dr. Gordon Christensen
    Using the Principals of WOW to Create Incredible Patient Experiences
Speaker: Mr. Gary Johnson
    Drug Store Addiction: The Abuse of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
Speaker: Ms. Betsy Reynolds
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM   AM Break in Exhibit Hall
10:50 AM – 12:20 PM   Evidence-Based Practice Of Perinatal And Infant Oral Care
Speaker: Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM   SCDA Awards Luncheon ($35 per person)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM   The Powerful Psychology for Marketing Today’s Dental Practice
Speaker: Ms. Grace Rizza
    Five Must Haves to Make HIPAA Compliance Easy
Speaker: Ms. Karen Gregory
    The Vision for Change: 2D, 3D, and 4D Imaging in Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Donald A. Tyndall
    Pregnancy, Infancy And Oral Care Through The Lifespan
Speaker: Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez
    Dental Materials at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Joe Vuthiganon
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM   Macaulay Museum "Hard Hat" Tour
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM   Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, April 28 Click on the Session Title for more Details!

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM   Past President's Breakfast (invitation only)
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM   Registration
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction
    Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® Dental Van Tour (Marriott Parking Lot)
8:00AM – 12:00 PM   PANDA - Prevention of Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness
Speaker: Dr. Theresa S. Gonzales
    CPR Recertification ($75 per person - limit 30 people)
Speaker: Mr. Calvin Wilson
    Introduction to Sleep Dentistry for Children, Adolescents and Adults
Speaker: Dr. Dave Paquette
    Dental Malpractice – a totally new form of toothache!
Speaker: Mr. Timothy Ward & Mr. Jay Davis
    The Newest in Patient Attraction
Speaker: Ms. Grace Rizza
    The Future of Removable Prosthetics: How Quality Materials Equal Quality Products
Speaker: Mr. Ted Smudde
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM   AM Break in Exhibit Hall
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM   Lab Business Luncheon
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM   MUSC, PFA, ACD, ICD Luncheon ($35 per person)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Alternative Methods for Communication and Characterization for Chairside and Laboratory Environments, Part 1
Speaker: Mr. Micheal Keeter
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM   CPR Certification ($75 per person - limit 30 people)
Speaker: Mr. Calvin Wilson
    SCDAA Student Symposium (invitation only)

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Welcome and Program Recognitions
Ms. Mandy Hanks
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Dental Assisting as a Career & Profession
Ms. Lois Bell
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break/Exhibit Hall
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Ms. Lisa Morris, Crest/Oral B
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Reaching Children and Families with a Preventive Oral Health Message
Ms. Mary Kenyon Jones
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Faculty Meeting
Hosted by: Tri-County Technical College
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   It’s Your Money! Effective Retirement Plan Strategies
Speaker: Mr. Tom Zgainer
    Tooth Decay and Liver Decay: The Nexus Between Physicians and Dentists
Speaker: Dr. Robert H. Lustig
    Infection Control in the Dental Practice - Best Practices for Instruments, DUWLs, and Handcare
Speaker: Ms. Lori Paschall
    James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine - Scholars Day Mini Symposium
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM   MUSC Seniors' Ethics Class (Senior MUSC Students only)
Speaker: Dr. David Watson & Team
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM   PM Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM   MUSC Basic Science Building Renovations Tour
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   Alternative Methods for Communication and Characterization for Chairside and Laboratory Environments, Part 2
Speaker: Mr. Micheal Keeter
4:00 PM   Silent Auction Ends (pick-up items) & Drawings Held
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM   MUSC Dean’s Welcome Reception (Francis Marion Hotel) ($50 per person, includes transportation)

Saturday, April 29 Click on the Session Title for more Details!

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM   DenPAC Breakfast/SCDA Town Hall Meeting
Speaker: U.S. Representative Dr. Drew Ferguson, (R-Ga), Dr. Gary Roberts (ADA President), Dr. Kirk Norbo (ADA 16th District Trustee) and Dr. Hal Fair (Immediate-Past ADA 16th District Trustee)
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM   Registration
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM   OSHA Update for Dental Labs
Speaker: Ms. Jackie Dorst
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM   MUSC Dean’s Update and Continuing Education Program

8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome from Interim Dean Blanton
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oral Public Health: The Changing Face of Dentistry
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM   SC Healthy Connections Dental Program Update: Training and Policy Overview
Speakers: Ms. Amah Riley and Ms. Tycie Sellers
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   The Latest in Interceptive Orthodontic Techniques for all Dentists
Speaker: Dr. Timothy G. Shaughnessy
    The Implant We Share and the Clinical/Restorative Aspects that Surround it
Speaker: Dr. Charles Buist
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM   OSHA Training/ Infection Control in the Dental Office (Dentists & Dental office registrants only)
Speaker: Ms. Jackie Dorst
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM   SCDLA Awards Luncheon ($35 for non-SCDLA Members)
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM   MUSC Dental Alumni Board Meeting (lunch included)
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM   The South Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry Meeting
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM   SCDA President's Wine Tasting & Reception
($40 per person, includes transportation)
    MUSC Class Reunion Celebrations ($10 per person, includes transportation)
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM   College of Dental Medicine 50th Anniversary Finale Celebration (additional charge, includes transportation)

Sunday, April 30 Click on the Session Title for more Details!

8:00 AM   CDT Exam
9:00 AM   ASDA Golf Tournament at Patriots Point Links ($100 per person)

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The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 05/01/2014 through 06/30/2018. Provider ID# 219271