Registration for the GDHA at Atlanta/Duluth Symposium

Saturday, February 8, 2020 is now open!

GDHA is pleased at announce that registration for the GDHA Atlanta/Duluth Symposium on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Infinite Energy Center is now open.

Don't let this opportunity go up in smoke! This not to be missed program is appropriate for the entire dental team.  We will be providing lunch and 6 CEU's. THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 100 REGISTRANTS, so be sure to Register Early!


WHAT: GDHA at Atlanta/Duluth Symposium

WHEN: Saturday February 8, 2020

TIME: 7:45-3:15

WHERE: Holiday Inn Atlanta Infinite Energy Center,

               6310 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30097

















Dr. Bregman will be presenting "Reduce Risk, Save Lives and Grow Your Practice" (3 CEU)

Oral cancer kills one person in the US every 60 minutes every day.. Malpractice claims related to oral cancer rank #2 behind periodontal disease. A well communicated oral cancer screening exam enhances patient trust, raises case acceptance, and increases new patient referrals. Health care experts and the ADA recommend that all adults beyond the age of 16-18 receive annual oral cancer screenings. Learn how to enhance your patients’ experience through an effectively performed and communicated oral cancer screening examination. Significantly enhance clinical effectiveness, patient care, and the financial bottom line of your practice. Having presented in nearly every US state on this topic, Dr. Bregman delivers to-the-point, impactful education for: identifying the target population; basic screening examination process and critical record keeping skills; enhanced early detection tools and technologies; and effective patient discussions relating to results and referral protocols. This interactive, high energy program brings the topic of early oral cancer detection and new technologies clearly into focus. As the front line, the dentist and team’s implementation of these critically important oral cancer detection protocols is an issue facing all dental practices. Ensure that communication, protocols, and record keeping surrounding the oral cancer screening examination are the best that they can be in your office!


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the core statistics and how oral cancer affects both young and old

Identify the changing target population and establish clarity in performing, communicating, and recording the basic cancer screening exam

  • Review the currently accepted protocol once an area of concern is identified

  • Explore and understand the new technologies which enhance detection

  • Learn four steps to comfortably and effectively deliver the message of a positive finding.

  • Acquire communication skills for: informed consent, performing the examination, delivering the difficult message of a positive finding, and creating urgency for effective patient follow-through

Dr. Jonathan Bregman, DDS, FAGD, CAFL
Dedicated to improving the dentist, team, and patient experience, Dr. Bregman has a strong passion for educating dental professionals about early oral cancer detection, the oral systemic connection and growing a practice “from the inside”. Dr. Bregman’s energized, thought-provoking style inspires audiences and readers nationally and internationally. Audiences benefit from his forty years of experience leading highly successful dental practices, and his years of experience as an effective speaker, author, teacher, and trainer. Attendees leave his presentations refocused, energized and with their own action list to implement these principles back in the office.
Sponsored by CareCredit 

Ms. Colleen Commons, Georgia Department of Public Health Tobacco Cessation Coordinator

Ms. Commons joined the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Chronic Disease and Prevention Section in January 2017 as the Cessation Program Manager for the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line.  Educated at Northern Michigan University, Colleen has worked in Public Health for approximately 20 years coordinating efforts to reduce disease and disparities in communities through policy, systems and environmental change.   

Ms. Commons is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist through Mayo Clinic and a Certified Health Education Specialist. 

Sponsored by Georgia Department of Public Health Quitline  

Ms. Commons will be presenting "Vaping - What Health Professionals Need To Know" (2CEU)

Learn the facts about vaping, e-cigarettes, nicotine addiction and treatment.  Together we will discuss the history of electronic cigarettes, old and new products, how they are used and who is using them.  We will also learn about nicotine addiction, health concerns and recommended strategies for treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss and identify vaping and e-cigarette products

  • Identify health risks and concerns

  • Identify evidence-based treatment strategies and resources


7:15-7: 45am Vendor Set Up

7:45-8:15am  Registration and Visit with Vendors

8:15-8:30am  Welcome and Opening Remarks, GDHA Leadership

8:30-11:30am  Reduce Risk, Save Lives and Grow Your Practice, Dr. Jonathan Bregman (3 CEU)

11:30-12:30am  Lunch, Products to Elevate Your Practice, Vendors  (1 CEU)

12:30-1:00pm   Visit with Vendors

1:00-3:00pm  "Vaping - What Health Professionals Need To Know", Colleen Commons (2 CEU)   

3:00-3:15pm  Closing Remarks, GDHA Leadership, CEU Disbursement

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GDHA Professional Member:  $99.00

Potential Member/Dental Team Member: $119.00

Dentist: $129.00

Students/Recent Grads: $39.00 

Vendor Table: $150

Vendor Table Plus Electricity: $190

Vendor Extra Lunch: $30

Professional Association Membership supports advocacy for the dental hygiene profession. If you would like to join GDHA to receive a reduced registration fee, please visit:  After joining, return to the registration site and use the funds you saved for fun with your community of new friends made at the meeting.

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