Convocation - ADI Annual Meeting & Banquet
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Convocation - ADI Annual Meeting & Banquet

When: 18 October 2017
8 AM - 11PM
Where: Renaissance Atlanta Midtown
866 W. Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30308
United States
Contact: Stephanie Wilhelm

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Registration and hotel reservations are now available for our ADI group at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental meeting, October 19 – 23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

An electronic copy of the Preliminary Program is available online in PDF format at

These links take you to the ADA Website Registration page.


The ADI will be at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown. Our group code is ADIATL.

This block of rooms will be held until June 21, or until rooms are exhausted.

To register and secure hotel reservations in your Group block please click here.

Or copy and paste this link into your browser.

Tuesday, October 17  Social Event   6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Sundial Restaurant  Westin Peachtree Hotel - 210 Peachtree Street NW                                                   

Dinner and socializing on the 71st floor of the Westin Hotel in downtown Atlanta, an Atlanta landmark.  There are spectacular 360 degree views of Atlanta and the surrounding area.  Sunset is supposed to be 7pm that evening so we should be daytime, sunset, and evening views.  There is a bar on the floor above, also with great views.  Dinner does not include alcohol. There is a bar on the next floor if you wish to purchase alcoholic beverages.  Choice of Creamy Vidalia Onion Soup or Caesar Salad. Choice of Roasted Chicken Breast, Pan Seared Salmon or Grilled NY Strip Steak. Dessert, Tea, Soda or Coffee.      

Wednesday, October 18

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown 

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens - Ballroom Foyer
9:00 a.m. CE Symposium - High Ballroom C
12:30 p.m. Chau Lam Memorial Luncheon - Chastain AB - 5th Floor
2:00 p.m. Orientation - High Ballroom C
4:00 p.m. Convocation - High Ballroom A
7:00 p.m. Reception - Ballroom Foyer
8:00 p.m. Gala Banquet - High Ballroom BC

"Volunteerism and Unique Instruments That Assist"  

A two speaker lecture CE Course. Free to ADI Fellows and Fellows-Elect.

Schubert Sapian, DDS 9 a.m.  T. Bob Davis, DMD 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

"Dental Mission Vision: Minimally Invasive Extractions." Dr. Schubert Sapian
Interspersed with inventing instruments, patents, and private practice are Dr. Sapian's mission trips.  In dental school, he went on every mission trip he could.  After experiencing the island heat, biting horsefly's, and swarms of mosquitoes while extracting teeth in the southern island of the Philippines, Dr. Sapian was determined to find a way to extract teeth more efficiently, faster, cleaner, and least invasively to preserve surrounding bone.  On the plane ride home, he struggled in his mind that there's got to be a better way!  He studied basic principles of mechanics and biology in order to find a solution.  After several prototypes, he returns to the mission field to discover that his research led to the creation of these amazing extraction instruments.
Course Objectives
Simple, fast, and easy minimally invasive extraction principles. Bone preservation techniques, and mechanical application of these principles.  Less trauma, less pain, and faster healing time, etc.  I will also teach and demonstrate these principles utilizing the Sapian Root Remover system and the Sapian Perio-Power Blade.

“Who?  Me?  Going on a Mission Trip?  You gotta be kidding! I’ve never been on one.” Dr. T. Bob Davis
That’s the starting point, admitting you have NEVER done something you have HEARD about, and THOUGHT about, but have yet TO DO from your bucket list of goals/ dreams for your life. There’s no time like the present to hear of others DOING IT and being around dynamic colleagues who have a passion for sharing their talents, skills, and heart with those less fortunate in the world we share.  Get the BIG PICTURE plus DETAILS.  Your life will never be the same!!!!!  What are you waiting for?

Course Objectives 
1 To identify the needs for dental volunteers, basis for volunteering, qualifications of volunteers.
2 To point out local, national, and international locations, groups and individuals involved.
3 To give details of the “how to’s” of starting a trip, joining another group trip, teaching in a school, lists of fixed/portable equipment plus supplies needed and available.
4 To see recent photos/videos of existing missions and hear testimonies from recent participants.
5  To motivate and inspire altruistic volunteerism while creating networking among those doing it.

Dr. Schubert Sapian
Speaker Brief
Dr. T.Bob Davis
Speaker Brief


Dr. Chau Lam Memorial Luncheon 12:30 p.m.
Pan Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast and Deep Dish Bourbon Pecan Pie

Proceeds benefit the Dr. Chau Lam Memorial Scholarship at the University of Alabama.

Gala Reception & Banquet 7:00 p.m.
Filet Mignon, Shitake Crusted Halibut or Eggplant Cannelloni

Black Tie Preferred, but not mandatory Gala Banquet with your choice of main menu selection; Beef; Fish or Vegetarian. Fellow-Elects are the guests of Honor. ADI will also present the Terry Tanaka Student Humanitarian Award following dinner.


Academy of Dentistry International®
3813 Gordon Creek Drive
Hicksville, Ohio 43526 U. S. A.
Tel: + 01(419) 542-0101
Fax: +01(419) 542-0992