Chairmans Message

Welcome to 47th Annual Star of the South Dental meeting. It is my honor to be serving as the Chairman this year. I have been volunteering for this dental meeting for 23 years. I have served in every capacity both large and small and I have to say, it never gets old. I have made so many friends and professional contacts along the way. There are plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer and get the same wonderful benefits that I have. Please consider saying yes when we call upon you!

We have spent the past year putting together what we think will be an exceptional meeting. This year’s theme is “Through the Prism of Dentistry.”  Just as a prism has many facets to it, so does our great profession of dentistry. We are confident that this year’s Star of the South will offer just that, something for everyone.

A new format this year will take the Star of the South to 2 days, all day Thursday and Friday. By popular demand, we are bringing back the Hygiene Express course and will offer it both Thursday and Friday. In addition, we will be offering a variety of courses for both doctor and staff. Courses this year will include everything from lasers, radiographic pathology in children, sleep apnea, pharmacology for both adults and children, a lecture on the new State mandated PMP (Prescription Monitoring Program), multiple sedation courses and lots more. We have been working with the New Dentist Committee and are excited about this year’s New Dentist course. There will be motivational speakers, team-building programs, administrative courses and nutrition topics. As always, the Exhibit Hall this year promises to have the most up to date technological advances known in our profession.

Our social opportunities this year will include the new Thursday night Mix and Mingle. It will be open to all attendees and exhibitors. Come listen to some smooth jazz and socialize with your colleagues before heading out into the downtown area. The popular Exhibit Hall Happy Hours return this year. We hope you all will take the opportunity to come down to the George R. Brown, bring your staff, get your CE and catch up with friends!

Georganne McCandless
2018 Star Chair