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Lowcountry Dental Symposium (Hosted by: GA & SC AGD)

August 20, 2021 7:00 AM - August 21, 2021 3:00 PM (EST)

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If the COVID-19 Pandemic has taught us anything, it's that the value of in-person and hands-on learning can truly never be replaced. Celebrate your health and wellness and the ability meet face-to-face again by joining the Georgia & South Carolina chapters of the Academy of General Dentistry on August 20-21, 2021 for the Inaugural Lowcountry Dental Symposium at the Omni Resort in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC! This is the perfect family/staff fun getaway combined with participation focused CE and a schedule that allows you to enjoy both - WORK HARD, PLAY HARD! *all social distancing standards and guidelines will be maintained throughout the entirety of the event*

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE (detailed session & speaker info below)

  • 7:00 - 8:00 am - Check-In & Breakfast with the Exhibitors
  • 8:00 - 12:00 pm - Lecture Sessions: Dr. Walter Renne (Digital Dentistry/3D/Cone Beam) or Dr. Jeff Horowitz (TMJ)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch with the Exhibitors
  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Hands-On Sessions (optional): Dr. Walter Renne (Digital Dentistry/3D/Cone Beam) or Dr. Jeff Horowitz (TMJ) 
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall 
  • 6:30 pm - Low Country Boil Dinner (tickets sold separately)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am - Check-In & Breakfast with the Exhibitors
  • 8:00 - 12:00 pm - Lecture Sessions: Dr. Bruce Cassis (Perio/Laser) or Dr. Bob Lowe (Restorative) 
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Awards Luncheon & Memorial in Honor of Dr. Rocky Napier, SCAGD
  • 1:00 - 3:30 pm - Hands-On Sessions (optional): Dr. Bruce Cassis (Perio/Laser) or Dr. Bob Lowe (Restorative) 
  • 3:30 pm - Adjourn and Poolside Meetup!


FRIDAY, AUGUST 20th (choose 1)

I've Got TMJ! Treating Temporo-Mandibular Disorders as a Part of Comprehensive Care
Jeff Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA
  • We all have patients that come in and say this. Although we may chuckle at first, ignoring or mis-handling a Temporo-mandibular joint disorder can and will lead to case failures. Despite this, joint disorders are amongst the least understood, and most under­treated ailments in dentistry. Well you don't have to run anymore. This course is designed to de-mystify temporo-mandibular joint disorders, leaving the participant prepared to work through most joint discrepancies and offer restorative solutions to increase their patients' comfort level. By adhering to the principles taught in this course, restorative failures will be minimized , ultimately increasing patient satisfaction.
  1. The proper examination protocol for T.M.J. disorders and easy to recognize signs that a problem exists.
  2. How to differentiate between bruxism(parafunction), clenching(dysfunction}, and a restricted envelope of function(constriction} as well as how to determine if the occlusal problem is the cause or a symptom.
  3. Diagnostic testing, including MRI, Cone Beam CT, Doppler, and what we can learn from each.
  4. How to incorporate the necessary restorative care into treatment of joint disorders.
  5. The materials and techniques necessary to see a T.M.D. case through from first appointment to case-completion.


A Tour Through Technology
Walter Renne, DMD
  • Go beyond the scan and push the limits of digital dentistry. From full mouth restorations to guided implant placement with 3D printed provisionals. Learn real world applications of the latest technology and see how it can fit into your workflows.
  1. Understand evidence-based approaches to the implementation of digital dentistry
  2. Learn real world applications of technology in dentistry 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21st (choose 1)

Rock Star Practical Laser Assisted Dentistry
Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD, MWCLI, 2020-2021 National AGD President
  • With a changing technological society, we have the goal to increase production while conserving time. We must give attention to the tools that help us accomplish this goal. The dental laser is definitely a product that can help us achieve this goal. Dr. Cassis will present a general review of the history of lasers, the physics behind laser dentistry, laser safety, and review some of the lasers available to general dentists. He will discuss how you can successfully incorporate laser into your dental practice. 
  1. Review history and physics of dental lasers
  2. Understand laser energy production and its uses in dentistry 
  3. Realize the benefit of laser use in the clinical setting
  4. Review laser assisted procedures performed on soft & hard tissue 
Restorative Dentistry 2021: Combining Revolutionary New Technologies and Proven Techniques for Clinical Excellence
Robert A. Lowe, D.D.S.
  • In today’s ever-changing economic environment, the dentist must continue to provide a quality service to the patient yet remain profitable. Consistent, predictable, clinical techniques to create quality aesthetic and functional dental restorations in a time efficient manner are of paramount importance for a healthy practice. Effective use of emerging technologies in dentistry will help to differentiate your practice in the marketplace. Chair time is our most precious commodity, so profitability starts by working efficient and working smart. In this technique filled seminar, Dr. Lowe will teach you the skills you need to refine your restorations to a level that will help you create consistent quality. New technologies and techniques will be discussed along with how implementation of these technologies can help the “bottom line” of your practice. A discussion regarding the latest dental materials and delivery modalities will help in treatment planning even the most difficult functional and aesthetically challenging cases. Don’t miss this technique-oriented seminar that is geared toward delivering useful clinical information that can be implemented in practice immediately having a positive impact on the “bottom line” of your practice!
  1. Use some of the latest composite and bioactive restorative materials to save time and create a better environment for long-term functional and aesthetic success.
  2. Control soft tissues to make restorative dentistry easier and more predictable.
  3. Create “perfect” master impressions and have successful cementation of all types of aesthetic restorations.
  4. “Orthodontically” prepare teeth systematically to correct the clinical crown orientation when conventional orthodontics is not an option.


Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort - 23 Ocean Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

  • RESERVE YOUR ROOM ASAP!!! A HIGHLY discounted room rate of $289++ is being offered to meeting attendees. Rates outside the room block are currently being advertised between $500 - $1200/night and the hotel is expected to sell out that weekend. 
RESERVE BY PHONE: Call 1-800-843-6664 and provide group code 0815212021GAGDA

GA & SC AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2021. Provider ID# 219296

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