2020 - SAID Annual Seminar Meeting Archives

Updated: Jan 27

Our 2020 annual session looked a little different. Due to COVID 19, we had to move to everything online and hold the session virtually. There was a learning curve, but we survived and received pretty positive feedback.

SAID 55th Annual Session

Virtually November 4th - 6th 2020

Wednesday - 3:00p to 7:00p EST

Thursday - 7:30a to 6:30p EST

Friday - 7:30a to 5:30p


2020 SAID Agenda
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The Speakers

Matthew Schwab

Keynote Speaker

Matthew is a 23-year-old NC native, who has Down syndrome. He graduated from Holly Springs High School in June 2017 with an Occupational Course of Study diploma, and in May 2019 completed an internship-based educational program, at Wake Technical Community. Matthew enjoys speaking to groups, large and small, about a variety of topics. His favorite speaking engagement to date has been his Tedx Talk.

- When You Look At Me, What Do You See?

Gaylene Baker


Gaylene received her BSDH from the University of Iowa and MBA from Aurora University. She holds a PHDH certificate for Illinois, has completed multiple OSAP Bootcamps, has received the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention Certification, and is a member of ADHA and a Past President of the IDHA. After 27 years of clinical practice, Gaylene left the operatory to help dental facilities with infection control and prevention needs.

- Dental Aerosals & Disease Transmission

David Itzkoff


David has been the Supervising Dentist at Shapiro Center, a 500-bed residential facility for adults with IDD operated by the State of Illinois in Kankakee for over 30 years. He is a graduate of NYU School of Dentistry. He is a senior fellow of National Academies of Practice where he serves as Chair of the Dental Academy and is a Diplomate and immediate past president of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. He has been a proud member of SAID for 30 years and hasn’t missed a meeting yet.

- Pearls of Wisdom - Learn from Each Other

James Casadia


James is a Mental Health Therapist at James A. Casadia Counseling, LLC in Philadelphia. He received his Masters of Social Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He's worked as a COD Therapist at the Solstice Wellness Center and a Primary Therapist at the Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford.

- Coping Strategies for Dental Professionals regarding increased stresses of COVID-19