South Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 27th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium- October 4th and 5th, 2019


  *** Registration will be 7-8:30 each morning. Exhibits open at 7:00am**

Oct 4th Friday AM 8:30-12:00pm   -   Tom Viola  RPh“ Cardiovascular Patients, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning”


Friday Lunch n Learn 12:30-2:00pm  (Mama Mia Italian Buffet)  Wolf D Bueschgen DMD  "Introduction to Forensic Odontology"


Friday PM 2:00-5:00pm Tom Viola RPh   "Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning"


*President’s Reception and  Live Auction 5-7pm with hors’doevres , iced tea,  iced water


October 5th Saturday AM  8:30-12:00pm   Tracey Jacobs RDH BSDH“ Gen Z the Global Generation: Choices and Challenges that Influence their Oral and Systemic Health”


Saturday Lunch n Learn  12:30-2:00  (Friendly’s Southern Comfort Buffet) Tracey Jacobs RDH BSDH“ Designing Healthy Smiles: Evaluate, Communicate, Formulate”


Saturday PM 2:00-4:00  Angie Yorina RDH, MS, PHDHP  “Understanding Special Needs Patients”



MEMBERS of ADHA                      2 Day Fee   $ 269

                                                       1 Day Fee   $ 169



NON MEMBERS of ADHA           2 Day Fee   $ 319

                                                     1 Day Fee   $ 199


*Breakfast and buffet lunch during lunch and learn are included in these fees


-Free WiFi               -President’s Reception           -Free Goodies   -Photo Booth

-20+ Vendors         -Auction of awesome stuff   -Raffles             -Resume Help

Registration will go live on July 1st on CE Zoom.  A link will be posted here and on Facebook.  A flyer will also be sent out to SC Dental Hygienists

It is time to save the date and book your hotel for Symposium 2019.  This year we are trying something fun and different and having symposium at the Columbia Convention Center.  We have two hotels available in the heart of the Vista to choose from.  Both hotels are within walking distance to the convention center and numerous bars and restaurants. 

DATES:  October 4th-5th, 2019
VENUE: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
               1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201
HOTELS: Room block codes have been set up at 2 area Hotels. The Hampton Inn Historic District  which is next to the Convention Center AND The Hilton Columbia Center which is adjacent to the Convention Center. The phone number for the Hampton Inn is 803-231-2000.  The phone number for The Hilton is 803-744-7800 or you can follow this link Room Block Group Code is C-DHM

Go ahead and plan a fun night out while you are attending symposium.  The following link will take you to a directory of all the bars and restaurants in the vista.  All of this will be in walking distance from the Columbia Convention Center, The Hilton, and The Hampton Inn.

Tom Viola, R. Ph.

With over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, dental educator and author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality dental continuing education content through his informative, funny and engaging presentations. Tom’s sellout programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment, along with specific focus on dental considerations and strategies for implementing effective care plans.

 "Cardiovascular Patients, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning"

This program will provide an overview of cardiovascular disease and the medications used in its treatment. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our medically complex dental patients.

"Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning"

This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be placed on the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection, as well as developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our diabetic patients.

Angie Yorina RDH, MS, PHDHP
Angie has been licensed as a Pennsylvania Public Health Dental Hygienist Practitioner since 2010. She is currently certified as a trainer through Pennsylvania Family support Alliance to present "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse" training to Pennsylvania dental professionals.  She also provides presentations to dental professionals on Special Needs Patients.

"Understanding Special Needs Patients"

This course will provide knowledge to dental professionals in caring for special needs patients.  They will be able to identify certain characteristics associated with several disabilities.  They will learn various options for homecare instructions and ways to improve their communication skills with patients and their caregivers.  The participants will also be able to recognize medications and medical issues that are commonly associated with special needs and how they affect oral and systemic health.

Tracey Jacobs RDH BSDH
Tracey is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene.    She is a member of the American Dental Education Association, American Dental Hygienists’ Association and American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.  Having served several leadership positions including President of the Florida Dental Hygiene Association, she is most noted for her dedicated service as FDHA Event Planner and awarded the FDHA Distinguished Service Award.   Tracey manages the South region for Philips and presents a variety of educational programs nationwide.  With over 25 years of clinical experience, she continues to practice dental hygiene part-time in Central Florida.

 “ Gen Z the Global Generation: Choices and Challenges that Influence their Oral and Systemic Health”

The current and sometimes shocking health behaviors and trends in the teen generation can influence their oral and systemic health. Dental professionals have a clinical opportunity to identify risky behaviors.  Encouraging Gen Z to make positive health decisions could impact their choices when challenged.
Participants will engage in a lively discussion on timely topics relating to Gen Z. Dialogue may include oral and overall health issues associated with nutrition, obesity, eating disorders and substance abuse.  
Gen Z, also known as the Global Generation, engage in multiple platforms of social media. This course identifies and addresses many of the platforms that influence teen’s venturous decisions.  
Recognizing high risk behaviors will prepare the dental professional to initiate dialogue that may impact a teen for a lifetime.

“ Designing Healthy Smiles: Evaluate, Communicate, Formulate”
Over the last two decades we have seen an evolution in the trends in dentistry. We have progressed from simply treating dental disease to health promotion and esthetic appeal. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Employing a complete assessment, which includes a smile evaluation, can promote discussions about needed and/or wanted dentistry.   

Learn to incorporate strategies that promote health and overcome barriers. Enhance your communication skills and learn how to effectively recommend esthetic treatment, specific to whitening, for successful clinical outcomes.

 Wolf D Bueschgen, DMD

Dr. Bueschgen is the owner of Ashley River Comprehensive Dentisty in Charleston, SC.  He also works as a Forensic Odontology Consultant for the Charleston County Coroner's Office where he analyzes human remains in a a forensic context.