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2014 - SAID Annual Seminar Meeting Archives

SAID 49th Annual Session

Raleigh, NC November 6th - 7th 2014

Your Invitation...

Dear Members and Friends,

Though it started out as a regional meeting of dental professionals who served in facilities for individuals with cognitive challenges, Special Care Advocates in Dentistry (SAID) now unites dedicated professionals from across the country and from many practice settings. They strive daily to improve the lives of individuals burdened with a variety of special health care needs. These professionals return to this meeting every year to exchange ideas, news, and innovations and offer camaradeie to others treating those who are at the highest risk for dental disease, but vulnerable to access to dental care as the healthcare landscape changes for us all.

The theme of this year's meeting is The Affordable Care Act: Is it Addressing Special Needs and Medically Necessary Dental Care? The changes and challenges that are on the horizon in healthcare benefits are sure to affect our delivery of dental care for the special needs patient. Our speakers will focus on both clinical advancements and policy changes that we will soon encounter on a daily basis.

This year our meeting returns to North Carolina, and Raleigh is excited to host us. Not only is it the capital city, but it is also known as the "City of Oaks". The oaks will surely paint the landscape, but Raleigh's museums and historic sites will add color to the visit for those with a passion for history or seeking cultural inspiration. Raleigh also offers beautiful venues for outdoor recreation, surprising interplays of art and nature, and the excitement of some of the most colorful sports rivalries anywhere. The host hotel, the Marriott Crabtree Valley is close to great shopping, food, and live entertainment. Food networks and writers have praised the flavors handed down from the barbecue pits of North Carolina, seafood transported fresh daily from the North Carolina Coast, ethnic flavors from the far corners of the earth, and craft beers and local wines that prove that this is the new South.

A huge thanks to everyone on the executive committee for the support throughout the year, with special recognition to Secretary, Betsy White and Webmaster, Dr. Bob Leonetti . Thanks also to Drs. Donna Spears and Becky Tate who introduced me to this organization and new perspectives on residential care for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Come to Raleigh, and join us as we seek solutions to the challenges faced by our special patients!


Robert Hollowell, MS, DDS


Handouts + Agenda

Available Literature for 2014 Annual Seminar

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

6:00pm to 9:00 pm: Strategic Planning Meeting; all members are welcome.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

7:30 AM - 8:30 : Breakfast available to all registered attendees.

8:00 AM -5:30 PM : Registration open

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM : Welcome Dr. Robert Hollowell, SAID President

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM : Osteonecrosis of the Jaw - MRONJ - Dr. Michael Brennan

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM : Vitality Break/Exhibits

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon : Xerostomia and Oral Manifestations of Salivary Gland Dysfunction - Dr. Michael Brennan.

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM : Lunch (all registered attendees)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM : The ACA - A National Perspective

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM : Vitality Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM :The ACA - The State Perspective - SC, NC, Virginia, Open Forum

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - SAID General Business Meeting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM : President's Reception

SAID President Hollowell invites you to join him for a North Carolina Dinner Event - CASH BAR

** (Bring a door prize from your home state; there will be a gift exchange)

Friday, November 7, 2014

7:30 AM -8:30 AM : Breakfast available to all registered Attendees

8:30 AM -1:30 PM : Registration Open

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM : A Philosophy of Geriatric Dentistry: Minimally Invasive Treatment - Dr. Allen Samuelson

9:30 AM -10:00 AM : Vitality Break

10:00 AM -12:00 PM : Promoting Integrated Care and Oral Health for People with Developmental Disabilities - Jill Hinton and Jaqueline Cavadi

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM : Lunch (all registered attendees) ; Pearls, Perils and Parables Moderated by Dr. David Itzkoff. You are invited to bring your favorite product or your most unusual case.

1:30 PM -3:00 PM : Special Care Literature Review - Drs. Robert Henry and Doug Veazey

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM : Tastes of Raleigh Tour (additional ticket required).

Tastes of Raleigh

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM : Tastes of Raleigh Tour (additional ticket required).

Relax at the conclusion of the meeting with a Raleigh Trolley Tour and enjoy some of Raleigh's history and flavor! You will see the Joel Lane house, built in 1769 and home to the "Father of Raleigh" and facilitator of the establishment of North Carolina's capital city onto his land in 1792. Learn about Mordecai, the oldest house in Raleigh on its original location, the site of the largest plantation in Wake County, and currently a preservation park for numerous Capital City historic structures and gardens. Discover the 1795 birthplace of Andrew Johnson, the only President of the United States to be impeached. Visit the Raleigh City Market, where farmers from Eastern North Carolina brought produce, poultry, seafood, flowers, and home baked goods for the Capital's households. The hour tour highlights many interesting Raleigh sites.

Continue the evening at some of Raleigh's finest eateries. Relax with a beverage and take in more of Raleigh's past, present, and future, all on display through old press clippings and images from the namesake newspaper, adorning the walls of Raleigh Times, in a beautifully restored 100 year old building. The rooftop patio provides some of the best views of downtown Raleigh. Experience the crossroads of Raleigh's Lebanese community's heritage and their North Carolina opportunities. Enjoy Sitti's mezze: small dishes, authentic, fresh, and rippling with subtle spices and rich, imported Kalamata olive oil accentuated by delicious house-baked flat-breads.

... or enjoy Raleigh's tastes of the "New South" in a restaurant of your choice. Watch for links to Raleigh's finest.


Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations will be provided by Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley .

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC 4500 Marriott Drive Raleigh, NC 27612 Click Here to make your reservations!!

On this page, it will provide you the ability to book your room!

Hotel and Transportation Information:

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check in: 3:00 PM

  • Check out: 12:00 PM


  • Complimentary on-site parking


  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport - RDU

  • Hotel Direction: 11 miles East

  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service


Service is available daily from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm.

Upon landing at RDU International Airport, please contact our hotel directly by calling (919) 781-7000. Give our hotel operator your name and airline carrier, and we will dispatch the shuttle for you and instruct you as to exactly where to go to wait for the shuttle. Our shuttle departs our property at the top of the hour (upon demand/ only if we have received notice that a guest is in need at the airport or guests on property are signed up for departure).

Guests returning to the airport at the end of their stay are asked to sign up for returning shuttles at the hotel front desk in advance. Departure shuttles are available to leave at the top of the hour, beginning at 7:00 am until 10:00 pm.

See y'all next year

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