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VSOP Annual Spring Meeting 2020 with Dr. Sam Low

  • Friday, October 09, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Springfield Golf and Country Club, Springfield, VA


  • Dental Hygienist or Office Team Member
  • Non VSOP Members

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Invitation Open to All Periodontists

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The Virginia Society of Periodontists presents:

A Profession in Transition with a Dynamic Laser Strategy!

Sam Low, DDS, MS, MED

Friday October 9th, 2020
8:00am - 4:00pm

The Springfield Golf and Country Club

8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152



VSOP Members: $189
Non-Members: $249
Periodontal Residents: $95
Office Team Members and Hygienists: $95

Board Members/Immediate Past Board: Complimentary

Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments Included

Course Details: 

Dentistry is in rapid change and thus our profession is in a state of flux.  Technology, dentist/periodontist supply and demand, Dental Service Organizations, politics, and third-party intervention creates unavoidable trending. Each generation of periodontists may be perplexed as to future success strategies. We unlock the mystery of change by analyzing each trend contributor and generation and turn it into an opportunity considering all de novo systems as the comprehensive care coordinator, the direct patient marketer, and the itinerant clinician. The positioning of laser technology into the practice will be evaluated as to the return on investment via the addition of minimally invasive procedures with significant positive patient case acceptance. We will objectively present the science and rationale for laser indications with innovative techniques for managing periodontitis, the elusive implantitis, the rewarding esthetic crown lengthening, and a potpourri from extraction/ socket preservation to sinus augmentation. Adjunctive pearls such as marketing scripts and third-party coding will enhance implementation. 

Educational Objectives:

  1. Review generational influence and outside forces on both our patients and us 
  2. Assess new strategies as to direct patient referral to the perio gatekeeper 
  3. Evaluate the role of lasers as a change agent 
  4. Enlighten on the success of minimally invasive laser procedures for implantitis/periodontitis, esthetic crown lengthening, and extraction/socket preservation and sinus augmentation

About Dr. Low

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a current Board of Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. 

Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award.   He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee. 

The Virginia Society of Periodontists is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.   The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2020. Provider ID#216663


Beverly Wilburn, Executive Administrator 703-869-9306


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