May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Scientific Program: Thursday

January 2018 Volume LIII Number 1

Joint Academic Day
Thursday, May 24
8 AM – 3 PM
(Invitation Only)

Join your colleagues for the annual Joint Academic Day. The morning session will focus on the recent success of the HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment Program. Dr. Heber Simmons will discuss the Academy’s advocacy efforts for obtaining HRSA funding and the importance of training programs to apply for various grants. Dr. Amr Moursi will moderate a panel discussion about preparing a successful grant applica- tion and its administration. Additionally, Dr. Joel Berg will present a talk on how to teach the clinically appropriate use of silver diamine fluoride.

In the afternoon, the Society of Predoctoral Program Directors and the Society of Postdoctoral Program Directors will hold discussions on issues relevant to predoctoral and postdoctoral topics of interest.

For further information, please contact Educational Affairs Manager Scott Dalhouse at (312) 337-2169 or

Preconference Course
Full Steam Ahead or Off the Tracks? Which Way is Your Engine Headed in Both Your Life and Dental Practice?
Thursday, May 24
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Speakers: Ann M. Bynum, D.D.S., Robert L. Delarosa, D.D.S., Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.,

Are you struggling with work/life balance? Is work just work? Do you feel your train is going too fast or headed in the wrong direction? Then join us in the paradise of Hawaii to experience transformation while learning how to love what you do, have fun at work and home, and most importantly, enjoy the ride!!

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Identify your passion statement and discuss what makes your heart sing.
• Identify situations or obstacles that interfere with moving forward toward your passion and foundation purpose goal.
• Increase efficiency at work and happiness at home by balanc- ing your work and life habits.

Dr. Ann Bynum is originally from Ocala, Fla. She did her undergraduate training at Florida State University. She then attended dental school at the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Matt Bynum. She did two further years of training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Bynum moved to Greenville, S.C., in 1997 and opened her practice in Simpsonville. She has three children of her own—all boys—and understands and appreciates the arts of pediatric dentistry and parenting. Bynum is a diplomate of the ABPD, a member of the SSPD, the AAPD, and the ADA. She has lectured and written numerous articles on customer service, marketing, leadership and teamwork over the years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys, Matthew, Luke and John. She enjoys working on her practice and traveling. She can be reached at or

Dr. Robert L. Delarosa is the founding partner of Associ- ates in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a fellow of the ABPD and the American College of Dentists. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where he received the ASDC Outstanding Under- graduate Student Award in pediatric dentistry. He completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, serving as senior chief resident. He has lectured extensively to many organizations and groups, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and (g)nathos. He is a published author and was the chair of the Council on Clinical Affairs of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served in leadership roles in numerous dental professional organizations at the state, regional and national levels. He has also served as president of the Ameri- can Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Louisiana Academy of Pediat- ric Dentistry and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association. He holds membership in the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Louisiana Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Louisiana Dental Association and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association. He has also served on the boards of several professional and business organizations, and remains active in the community. His family is also actively involved with the Progeria Research Foundation. A native of New Orleans, he is the married father of twins, and enjoys traveling with his family for golf and diving.

Dr. Robert Elliott is a diplomate with the ABPD, a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and faculty member at both The University of Louisville and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s dental schools. He lectures throughout the year to other dentists, specialists and residents. Elliott is a recognized authority on the development of creative and innovative office designs for pediatric dental practices and is often called upon to consult with new office construction as well as dental team and practice development strategies. He is the founder of Pedo Springboard, a consulting business for pediatric dentists, as well as the co-owner of Cary Pediatric Dentistry in Cary, N.C. Elliott finds great reward in helping others achieve and navigating the world of private practice.

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