Chairmans Message

Greetings and Welcome to the 2020 Southwest Dental Conference! 

We are so excited you have chosen the Southwest Dental Conference for your continuing education.

As Angela Lansbury sang: “Be our guest, Be our guest, Put our service to the test.  Tie your ‘lanyard’ round your neck, cherie, And we provide the rest!”

From the time you are greeted at the Welcome Booth with our well-known Southern hospitality until the point you are listening to a well-recognized speaker—and even when you enjoy a well-earned night at the Omni—you will be our guest!  

In keeping with the year 2020, our theme for the Conference is Vision 20/20 Dentistry. If you have an eye exam and are told you have 20/20 vision, does this mean you have perfect vision? Is it possible to achieve even better than 20/20 vision? Through this Conference, we hope to enhance your vision of what a perfect practice looks like—through new continuing education classes, outstanding clinicians and an Exhibits Hall filled with cutting edge products and services.   

We will have new speakers as well as many dynamic favorites returning, and courses will include a symposium just for dental assistants with Dr. Mac McDonald and his team. Dr. Tracey Nguyen will join us, lecturing on new sleep/breathing issues with kids; as will Dr. Melissa Rozas, with tips on how to manage the pediatric parents. Dr. Harold Crossley will provide overviews for all new street drugs that are surfacing; while Dr. Thomas Viola will speak on marijuana and how that affects dentistry.    

With our date in August we will be much more casual, relaxed and vacation-like. The SWDC is collaborating with the Omni Dallas Hotel, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and the Dallas Visitors Bureau to identify Dallas hot spots— such as Klyde Warren Park, The Perot Museum and Trinity Groves—to provide a great weekend of interest for all.

So register your team and family to enjoy Dallas and the Southwest Dental Conference before school moves into high gear. Be our guest and let us “provide the rest!”

Missy Jaynes, DDS, MS
Chairman 2020 Southwest Dental Conference