Registration for the 27th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium is now open on CE Zoom!  There is no extra fee to register on CE Zoom.  You do not have to pay for the premium service to register for symposium.  Late Fee registration begins Sept 30th so register now!

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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 10:00-10:30am and 12:00-12:30pm  -  Short Break -Visit Exhibitors


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

Friday Student Meeting (students only) 12:15-1:45pm

**Exhibits close at 1:00pm


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”

*Saturday10:00-10:30am and 12:00-12:30pm  -  Short Break -Visit Exhibitors


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


**Exhibits close at 1:00

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

Continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, entry into exhibitor's hall, WiFi, and President's Reception and Auction (Friday) are all included in registration fee.


SADHA MEMBER                $60

NON SADHA MEMBER        $105

For students this includes all courses, student meeting, WiFi, entry into exhibit hall, Friday lunch buffet, and Friday night President's Reception and Auction.  **Saturday lunch buffet not included in student fee and must be purchased separately**


Special Events

Career development center-get cover letter and resume writing tips, advice on effective interviewing, and advice on putting together a portfolio.  *Limited space available

photo booth...25 exhibitors...raffles...networking...and more

The deadline for booking a discounted room at the Hampton Inn or Hilton in the Vista was September 17th.  While there are no more discounted rooms available there are still rooms available if you need to book one.  We recommend the Hampton Inn Historic District 803-231-2000 or The Hilton Columbia Center 803-744-7800.  Both of these hotels are within walking distance to the convention center as well as many bars and restaurants.

DATES:  October 4th-5th, 2019

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 received his BA in anthropology from Arizona State University and MA in biological anthropology from the University of South Carolina before completing his DMD at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003.  He has been analyzing skeletal and dental remains in both archaeological and forensic contexts from around the world for nearly 25 years and has written on topics ranging from paleopathology, genetic traits of teeth, intentional tooth modification, and forensic odontology.  Dr. Bueschgen currently practices general dentistry in Charleston, SC and is the forensic odontologist for the Charleston County Coroner's Office and a forensic odontology consultant for coroner's statewide.