DescriptionOnline registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!
Join Special Care Advocates in Dentistry (SAID) in Nashville - Music City!
The theme for the SAID 53rd Annual Seminar is Advocacy. Explore the "Advocacy through Innovation Series", which includes presentations on innovative practices and research to improve the care of patients with special needs. This series also includes the SAID 2018 Literature Review and an opportunity to share your own innovations through the SAID Clinical Pearls session.
During the "Advocacy through Education Series," we will examine how access to dental care for people with developmental disabilities is affected by provider willingness to treat. A panel of dental educators and students will share their motivations for joining the special care dentistry workforce and how to increase student commitment to the care of patients with disabilities.
In the "Promoting Mental Health and Human Rights Series," learn about trauma-informed dental care, civil rights issues, and abuse & neglect in vulnerable populations.
Exhibitors will be on hand with related products and services, and share during an exhibitor showcase.
This educational activity is supported by a grant from the WITH Foundation.
**Conference Registration includes Membership in SAID!!**
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Special Care Advocates in Dentistry (SAID) and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), which is part of the NC AHEC system.
Optional social events include the Thursday night SAID President's Reception and the Friday night Trolley Tour of Nashville. The Wednesday night SAID Strategic Planning Meeting is also open to all SAID Members.
10/24/18 5:00-7:30 pm | RSVP Required
$15 per person; Dinner Provided
(All SAID members are welcome to attend | No guests)
10/25/18 6:30-10:00 pm | RSVP required
Free for conference attendees; Dinner Provided
$20 per Guest (Travelling Companions who are not attending the conference)
$40 per person - Trolley Ticket purchase required, excludes the price of dinner (All Attendees and attendees' companions are welcome)
If you would like to purchase more than 1 guest ticket for the social activities on Thursday and/or Friday, please contact MAHEC at 828-257-4475
Clarion Downtown Nashville – Stadium
211 N 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213
For reservations call (615)-254-1551
ADA CERPDisclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest: In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, MAHEC, as part of the North Carolina Health Education Centers, is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. MAHEC is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
FacultyEllen J. Anderson, RDH, BS
Alexine Batts, LPC-MHSP
Bruce Davis, PhD
Ashland Doomes, DMD
Kimberly Espinoza, DDS, MPH
Michael Glasmeier, DMD
Juri Hayashi, DDS, PhD
David Itzkoff, DDS
Carrie Hobbs Guiden
Paul Kovalski, DMD
Mannie Levi, DDS
Sheela Raja, PhD
Carol Roszel, RDH, BSDH
Douglas Veazey, DDS
James Keenan, DDS
JoAnn LeClaire, RDH, MS
Risa Levi, RDH, MS
Elizabeth Stanko, DDS
Mary Tepper, DDS
Dental Healthcare Providers
- Advocacy through Innovation Series: Examine and share innovations in the care of dental patients with disabilities and other special health care needs; discuss current literature and share clinical "Pearls"
- Advocacy through Education Series: Explore educational pathways for entry into the special care dentistry workforce as a means to increase access to care for patients with disabilities and other special health care needs
- Promoting Mental Health and Human Rights Series: Prevent and report abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations, provide trauma-informed dental care, and review the historical and current context of human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Ellen J. Anderson, RDH, BS
- Alexine Batts, LPC-MHSP
- Bruce Davis, PhD
- Ashland S. Doomes, DMD
- Kimberly Espinoza, MPH, DDS
- Angela Friedenreich, BSW
- Carrie Hobbs Guiden
- David Itzkoff, DDS
- Paul Kovalski, DMD
- Mannie Levi, DDS
- Carol Roszel, RDH, BSDH
- Douglas A. Veazey, DDS
- Ellie Wetzel, JD