Regional Meeting of Southwest Practitioners

The annual meeting was held February 20-21, 2014 at the beautiful Éilan Hotel Resort and Spa in San Antonio, TX. A total of 74 members attended and received 6 hours of continuing education credit.

Dr. Dena Fischer began Friday with an opening regarding the NIDCR and the National Dental PBRN. Dr. Paul Benjamin discussed PBRNs and evidence-based practices. Dr. Dan Beachler gave more insight into oral HPV infection and HPV-associated head and neck cancer. Dr. John Rugh closed the meeting with a presentation on Critically Appraised Topics (CATs).
The overall meeting consisted of three breakout sessions: World Café Thursday night, ToPs Facilitation (Study Idea Generation and an Environmental Scan of Oral Health over the past 20 years using Wave Methodology), and a concurrent session including dentist specific studies/panel discussion and hygiene study development.
Thanks to all who attended this meeting and for making it such a great success!