Southwest VA Advanced Seminars Schedule

Seattle Study Club Affiliate in Blacksburg

Southwest VA Advanced Seminars is a local affiliate club of the Seattle Study Club. The focus of the club is on Total Case Management and Treatment Planning, with an emphasis on hygiene and periodontal treatment.

As we settle into the 21st century, technological advances continue to shape a challenging and innovative future for the dental health care profession. How can the demands of this rapidly changing field be met? What skills and knowledge will be necessary to move comfortably into the future? How can all aspects of dentistry, whether periodontics, oral surgery or endodontics, be incorporated into one’s practice, thereby “Bridging the Disciplines?” The answers to these questions are crucial to comprehension of the role continuing education will play in the future of our profession.

We have monthly meetings, September—May. Some meetings are for the dentists, while some are for the entire practice. A Hygiene Study Club meets two (2) times each year. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact Dr. Richard Boyle or Mary Woerner at NRV Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Blacksburg Office Phone Number 540-951-8777.

2020-2021 Schedule

Thursday, September 17
Problem Solving Workshop I—“So…Now What?” with Richard Boyle, DDS
6:30 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg (dentists)—2 hours
Friday, October 16
“Practical Solutions for the Everyday Dentist in the Digital World” w/Robert G Ritter, DMD
8:00 am registration, 8:30-4 pm—program The Inn at Virginia Tech (dentists and clinical staff)—7 hours
**Hygiene Meeting                     
“Sex, Drugs & Alcohol—The 21st Century Dental Therapist” w/Catrice Opichka, RDH, MS
8:00 am registration, 8:30-4 pm—program The Inn at Virginia Tech (Hygiene study club members)—7 hours
Tuesday, November 10
“New Reality, New Norm” w/Dr John Kois 6:30 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg (dentists)—2 hours
Thursday, December 3
Comprehensive Treatment Planning Session
w/Dr. Richard Boyle
6:30 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg
(dentists)—2 hours
Tuesday, January 12
The New Normal Approach to Patient Acceptance  w/Christian Coachman
6:00 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg  (dentists)—2 hours
Tuesday, February 2          
Problem Solving Workshop II “So, Now That I’m Here, What’s Next?” w/Richard Boyle, DDS
6:30 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg (dentists)—2 hours
Friday,March 26

“The Six Tools—Putting the Teeth in the Middle of the Smile” w/J. William Robbins, DDS, MA
8:00 am registration, 8:30-4 pm—program The Inn at Virginia Tech (dentists)—7 hours

Thursday, April 8
Hands-On Live Demo—topic to be determined w/Dr. Robert Margeas, DDS
6:30 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg (dentists)—2 hours
Thursday,May 6
HILS ”Photography—From Marketing to Case Acceptance” w/ Amanda Seay, DDS
6:30 PM- Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg (dentists)- 2 hours
Wednesday, June 10
Problem Solving Workshop III—“Putting It All Together” w/Todd Williams
6:30 pm—Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Dr, Christiansburg (dentists)—2 hours