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2003 - SAID Annual Seminar Meeting Archives

November 5-7, 2003

Savannah, GA

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

9:00-10:00 Curriculum Development Task Force Only those involved in review and development are expected to attend these sessions, but others are welcome.

10:00-12:30 Strategic Planning Follow-up and report on activities projected at 2002 SAID Annual Seminar

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:00 Meetings as scheduled by committee chair

2:00-5:00 Auxiliary Session- All are invited to bring topics to this round table discussion


Sarah Bradshaw, RDH - Goldsboro, NC

Judith Corbin, RDH - Thomasville,GA

Patricia Doyle, RDH- Seattle,WA

6:00-8:00 President's Reception

Savannah, Georgia

Thursday, November 6, 2003

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President - President of SAID - Bob Ealy DMD, Morganton, NC

8:45-9:45 "Treatment Malls in the Psychiactric Setting"

Howard Blair, DDS and Doug Veazey, DDS- Morganton, NC

9:45-10:30"Review of Dental Procedures for Treating Special Needs Patients"

Carlton Horbelt, DDS - Arlington,TN


10:45-11:45 "GERD and Tooth Erosion in the Special Needs Patient"

David Itzkoff, DDS - Chicago, IL

11:45-12:30 "Midazolam Syrup"

Jerry Willette, DDS - Seattle, WA

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 "Informed Consent"

Dr. Willette continues

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 "Advocacy Issues for Persons with DD"

Dawn Bisesi, MBA - Rolling Meadows, IL

4:30-5:00 "Electric Handpieces"

Nelson Bryson - Greensboro, NC

5:00-6:00 Exhibits and Door Prizes

Friday, November 7, 2003

8:00-8:15 Opening Remarks

President of SAID - Bob Ealy, DMD- Morganton, NC

8:15-8:45 "Recent Articles on Dental Care for Persons with Disabilities"

Paul Burtner,DMD- Gainesville, FL

8:45-10:00 "Advances in Adjunctive Chemotherapeutic Periodontal Therapies: Scientific and Practical Applications"

Tom Butler, DMD - West Caldwell, NJ

Michael Romanowicz, DMD - Newtown, PA

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 "Pearls"

(Be sure to bring your "pearls of knowledge")

11:00-12:00 SAID Business Meeting

President Bob Ealy presiding

Don't Forget Your "Pearls"

Again this year we will present the "pearls" you have gathered over your experiences. In a 3-8 minute presentation please share these "pearls" of wisdom and insight. It can be verbal, written, or audio-visual. The "pearl" can be from any aspect of your program.


Jerry Willette - Dr.Willette received his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1975. In 1976, he accepted the position of Dental Director of Fircrest School, a residential center for persons with developmental disabilities, in Seattle. In 1979, he was appointed to the faculty of DECOD (Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities). He served as acting Medical director of Fircrest School from 1994-2002. Over the past 24 years he has taught clinical dentistry and lectured in the graduate DECOD program. He currently holds appointments in Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Dawn Bisesi - Ms. Bisesi joined Voice of the Retarded in Rolling Meadows, Illinois in August 2002 as Director of Development. She holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Northern Illinois University. Dawn has completed two levels of certification in Toastmasters International and served as Vice President of Public Relations in 2001. Nelson Bryson - Mr. Bryson is managing Partner and President of Dental Support Services, Inc., a firm that provodes on and off site services, and creates service oriented product solutions to dental offices, clients, and public institutions throughout the Southeastern US. Dental Support Services was recently recognized as the fastest growing company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Michael Romanowicz, DMD, RPh - Dr. Romanowicz is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received a pharmacy degree from Northwestern University and is a registered pharmacist. He has been a consultant to major pharmaceutical companies for design and implementation of therapeutic catagory disease management programs, pharmaoeconomic model development and product marketing. Currently, he is Vice-President of Professional Affairs & Managed Care for CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals.

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