Special Events

ICD Breakfast

The International College of Dentists invites all members for breakfast during the 2020 Southwest Dental Conference. 

Saturday, August 22
7:00-9:00 a.m.
$40.00 per person
Omni Dallas Hotel

To register, enter Course Code S01 during your 2020 SWDC registration process.

TDA Peer Review Training

Any Texas Dental Association member that is interested in learning more about policies for investigating, mediating and resolving complaints through Peer Review is welcome to attend this training. Peer Review training sessions are also for the Peer Review Committee Chair, Peer Review Committee members, component officers and component staff who need to meet the TDA committee and/or chair requirements. NOTE: This course does not satisfy licensure requirements.

Friday, August 21
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Omni Dallas Hotel

Contact Debbie Rogers at TDA (debbie@tda.org) to register.

Orthodontic Symposium presented by Rick Roblee, DDS

This symposium will focus on a time-proven interdisciplinary approach that has undergone over thirty-five years of evolution. It diagnoses the fundamental components of the complex problems and optimally manages them by combining traditional therapies with the newest treatment modalities and philosophies to ideally address the underlying issues and more predictably achieve long-term success. These new interdisciplinary options include, Airway-Focused Diagnosis and Treatment, Digital Smile Design (DSD), Digital Collaboration, High-Tech Clear Aligner Therapy and Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT).

The Future of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy (IDT):
Digital Empowered with an Airway-Focus Part I

Friday, August 22
8:00-11:00 a.m.
Course # S15

The Future of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy (IDT):
Digital Empowered with an Airway-Focus Part II
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Course # S33

Pediatric Symposium
presented by Tracey Nguyen, DDS and Melissa Rozas, DDS

Dental Screening Tools and Intervention Strategies for Airway Management
Tracey Nguyen, DDS
Friday, August 21
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Course # F20

Learn how to recognize common malocclusion that have co-morbidities to sleep and airway diseases, and understand common screening tools and digital images available.

Who You Need on Your Airway Team
Tracey Nguyen, DDS
Friday, August 21
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Course # F35 

Learn and understand the goals of dental airway management to properly communicate with other specialists and develop an interdisciplinary team and explore various orthodontic tools used in airway management for all ages. You will also learn how to manage your airway team and to market your practice via social media.

Tongues to Tonsils: The Comprehensive Pediatric Exam
Melissa Rozas, DDS
Saturday, August 22
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Course # S22

Learn the necessary skills to examine a child, including physical landmarks, signs and symptoms of systemic issues, and age appropriate growth and development. We will review radiographs, speech milestones, breathing disorders and oral myofunctional issues that may impede the dental, physical and emotional development of a child. 

How to Build the Dream Team and Tackle Parent Problems
Melissa Rozas, DDS
Saturday, August 22
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Course # S39

Treating children in the office takes skill and training, but more importantly great people! Building a dental team that loves children and can handle even the most difficult parent or child is crucial. Many problems can be avoided with clear communication which includes expectations, limitations and good planning. When we are all working from the same game plan it can be a Win -Win for everyone!

THE MAC CLASS (Master Assistant Class)
presented by Edwin (Mac) McDonald III, DDS

The Exceptional Assistant – Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary Everyday
Part I: The Seamless Appointment
Saturday, August 22
8:00-11:00 a.m.
Course # S13

This half day lecture focuses on building the partnerships within the practice that will lead to exceptional patient experiences and a more meaningful assisting career. These critical partnerships are grounded in the agreed upon values of the practice. From these foundational values, you will learn how to build agreements and execute systems that reflect the standards, protocols, and objectives that are important to the practice performance. You will achieve an expanded view of what is possible for you in your role as a chair side dental assistant, a leader in your practice and an advocate for your patient.

The Exceptional Assistant – Turning the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary Everyday
Part Two: Building Clinical Competency
Saturday, August 22
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Course # S30

This program is designed to build your competence and confidence in the clinical techniques, materials, and instruments that are required in the most common procedures of a general practice. It will showcase the best of the best materials and products of 2020. Each clinical topic will focus on the skills and knowledge that illustrate the critical role of an assistant in achieving successful outcomes. Those skills will lower stress and increase the predictability and productivity of routine clinical procedures. This half day lecture is designed to help you build the skill sets that allow you to work more independently and add more value to the practice. It will be informative for expanded function dental assistants as well as those assistants that are newer in their career.