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.


September 2018–May 2019 Schedule

Tuesday, September 25
“Happy Ever After-Identify & Treat Children’s Airway Issues”
SSC Webinar w/ Dr. Jeffrey Rouse
6:30 pm-Courtyard by Marriott (dentists)-2 hours

Wednesday, October 17
“Protecting You: Lessons from a Life in Prevention”
Dr. Jeffrey Boone (National Symposium) and Dr. Richard Boyle
6:30 pm-Courtyard by Marriott (dentists)-2 hours
Friday, November 9                       
“Everyday dentistry–More than Everyday Esthetic Results”
Dr. Robert Margeas

8:00 am registration, 8:30-4 pm-program
The Inn at Virginia Tech (dentists & clinical staff) – 7 hours
**Hygiene Meeting
“Demystifying Peri-Implant Maintenance” Edie Gibson, RDH, MS
8:00 am registration, 8:30-4 pm-program
The Inn at Virginia Tech-7 hours
Thursday, December 13
Movie Night
Dr. Richard Boyle
6:30 pm-Courtyard by Marriott (dentists)-2 hours.
Thursday, January 17
Problem Solving Session
Dr. Richard Boyle
6:30 pm-Courtyard by Marriott (dentists)-2 hours.
Wednesday, February 13          
Literature Review
Dr. Richard Boyle
6:30 pm-Courtyard by Marriott (dentists)-2 hours.
Friday,March 8

“Innovative, Progressive, Authentic-The Art and Science Behind Team Synergy and  Success”  Greg Tice w/Seattle Study Club 8:00 am-registration, 8:30-12 (lunch included) (dentists & all staff)-4 hours.

Michael Cohen- (afternoon-dentists only) Livestream-Treatment Planning
8:00 am registration, 8:30 am-4 pm-program
The Inn at Virginia Tech-2 hours.

***Hygiene meeting
Morning program with Doctors and Staff
“Instrument Sharpening”
w/ Colly Anderson
Afternoon-1 pm-3 pm -2 hours  (venue TBD).
Thursday, April 11
“Treatment Planning”
Dr. James VanGilder
6:30 pm-Courtyard by Marriott (dentists)-2 hours.
Friday,May 3
“Ecosgue”
with Brian Bradley
8:00 am registration, 8:30-4pm-program
The Inn at Virginia Tech-7 hours.