Upcoming CE Events

SC ACADEMY OF ADVANCED IMPLANT STUDIES

Meetings for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year


Sept 27 , 2018 6-8pm     “HANDS ON INTRA ORAL SCANNING”  (2 CEU)         

Hosted by ZimmerBiomet & Henry Schein – Featuring Carestream, 3Shape Trios, iTero, and Planmeca (E4D) Emerald

Following a short presentation on the benefits and application of intraoral scanning technology, participants will take part in hands on demonstrations with each of the different systems, enabling a back-to-back comparison that would otherwise be very difficult to obtain.  

Location: The Gala by JW (Clemson Rd.)  


Oct 26 , 2018 8am-1pm     “The Yeah! Factor: Customer Experience”  (4 CEU)         

Presenter:  Guy Smith          **ALL TEAM MEMBERS ENCOURAGED ATTEND

Known for his dynamic and unique presentation style, Guy is a certified practitioner of Crucial Conversations, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Design Dimensions International, and HeartMath, an approach to managing your physiology to direct behavior effectively in stressful situations. He is a member of CHART (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers) and ASTD (American Society for Training and Development).

See his YouTube trailer here:  GUY SMITH

The Yeah! Factor: Customer Experience – Many companies have mastered the art of transactional service…the basic steps and standards of delivery. But they are still missing the mark when it comes to winning customer loyalty. Those companies fail to recognize that customers don’t come in standard sizes: expectations are unique to each of them. The Customer Experience component shows how to get your employees to go beyond just making the transaction. Participants learn how to create service that yields compounded interest…where every employee does just a little bit more then what customers expect. This creates a powerful customer experience. 

Location: Spirit Communications Park (Fireflies Stadium)


Nov 15 , 2018 6-9pm    “New Dentistry for the Aging Mouth ”  (3 CEU)         

Presenter:  Dr. Randy Huffines   

Dr. Randy F. Huffines is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on aging and oral health. He is a frequent speaker at meetings such as the Hinman, Chicago Midwinter, Academy of General Dentistry, Pacific Dental, Yankee Dental, California Dental, Texas Dental, and 10 out of the last 11 Annual Sessions of the American Dental Association. He is known for his ability to take complex oral health issues and translate them into easy-to-understand concepts and practical techniques the entire dental team can use immediately with their patients. Dr. Huffines is one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the United States who has completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. For the past 25 years, he has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, in hospitals, and in nursing homes.

New Dentistry for the Aging Mouth – ADA statistics confirm that older patients are a large and growing segment of the oral healthcare market – growing so fast, in fact, that their numbers will double to over 79 million during the practice life of current dental graduates. This “Senior Tsunami” is changing dentistry. These aging boomers have a very different attitude towards dentistry than did their predecessors. They no longer consider tooth loss an inevitable consequence of aging and are willing to “put their money where their mouth is” if the dental team is trained to meet their unique needs.  Providing quality dental care for these patients can be very rewarding but also very challenging due to an array of complex dental and medical conditions that become more common as we age.


Jan 10 , 2019 6-9pm    

The Team approach for single-visit digital implant surgery & immediate provisionalization”  

(3 CEU)         

Presenter:  Dr. Hunter Dawson

Sponsored by: 

Dr. Hunter Dawson attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD). He also completed his Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Louisville. During residency, his research interest focused on implant abutment materials and design. He also focused on diagnosis and treatment planning of the terminal dentition using the latest digital technology workflows.  He has published multiple articles in the areas of novel restorative materials using digital workflows utilizing guided implant surgery.  Currently, he is the Implant Prosthodontic Specialists with University Dental Associates in North Carolina and has limited his practice to Prosthodontics with a focus on Implant Prosthodontics. He also holds a position as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

CT Guided Prosthesis – Learn the basics of navigating a CT Scan for the purpose of planning complex implant restorations.  Today we can plan full arch dental implant restorations from the top down.  The nSequence technique will trim down the time to convert the temporary hybrid prosthesis immediate following surgery.  This will take much of the guess work out of the prosthesis, reduce chair time for the patient and dentist, and improve the quality of the temporary and final prosthesis.  


February  2019     “MID WINTER BREAK”       

Presenter:  Dr. Matthew Milner

Dr. Milner graduated from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2007, attended Louisiana State University Health Science Center, in New Orleans, and received his CDT in 2010. He then went on to received his Prosthodontic Certificate from the same university in 2011. Dr. Milner is the past president of the Mississippi Dental Association, District IV and a member of the Alumni Board for the University of Mississippi. He is a member of the student evaluation and promotions committee and an alternate senator to faculty senate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Milner is currently the Director of Dental Implant Prosthodontics, Department of Planning and Restorative Sciences, University Medical Center, School of Dentistry in Jackson, MS.


March 7 , 2019 6-9pm    “Innovative Implant Restorations”  (3 CEU)         

Presenter:  Dr. Michael Snider  

Dr. Michael Snider

Dr. Michael Snider completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University in 2005.  He received his B.S. degree in Microbiology, Magna Cum Laude.  He earned his D.M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2009.  Dr. Snider has been practicing in Greenwood, SC since his graduation.

Dr. Snider focuses on restorative dentistry including crowns, bridges, veneers, cosmetic bonding, composite resin restorations, root canal therapy, and implant restoration. He has completed continuing education in CAD/CAM restorations.  Dr. Snider currently acts a Mentor for CEREC, and assists in training other dentists to use the technology. He has also attended the Zimmer University on Implant Dentistry in San Diego, California.  Dr. Snider is a certified provider of the TAP appliance used in treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Snider is a member of the South Carolina Dental Assocation, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a leader of CEREC study club.

April 11, 2019 6-9pm    “Restorations and Techniques for the Edentulous Arch”  (3 CEU)         

Presenter:  Dr. Scott Miller

Dr. Scott Miller completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and graduated in 1987. After working as a lab technician in local hospitals, he started dental school in 1991, received a DDS degree with honors and then completed a residency in Prosthodontics at VCU/MCV Dental School in 1997.  Dr Miller has served as the president of the Southwest VA Dental Society and as a Board of Director of the Virginia Dental Association. He is a member of the VDA, ADA, American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists and the Southeast Academy of Prosthodontics. He has extensive training in multiple implant systems and has studied with world renowned leaders in Prosthodontics at institutes in Carlsbad, CA, West Palm Beach, FL and Frankfurt, Germany. When Dr. Miller is not lecturing on dental implants or dentures you can likely find him fishing or hunting.