Perio-Endo-Ortho Conference

6th Annual Perio-Endo-Ortho Symposium Conference

A Dental Conference Benefitting a Great Cause

Date: Friday Sept 15, 2023 Time: 8AM - 5PM

Compel Church, Southaven Campus

820 Church Rd. | Southaven, MS 38671

Proudly Supporting

Reasons Why You Should Attend

Earn 8 Total Hours of CE Credits (Approved by the TN, MS, & AR State Boards)

Opioid and Practice Management Lectures Provided

Support some wonderful charitable organizations that serve the community

Program Schedule

8am-8:30am - Registration / Breakfast

8:30am - Welcome

9:00am - 11:00am - Gary Burrus, PH.D., SHRM-SCP, THRP

"The Application of Hospitality Customer Service Principles in Patient Experience:
The Journey to a Smile"

11:00am-12:00pm - Dr. Richard Williams, DDS
"Early Interventions"

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Dr. Pradeep Adatrow, DDS
“Surgical Treatment of Moderate to Severe Periodontitis"

2:00pm – 4:00pm - Nancy Williams, DDS
“Substance Abuse Disorder in 2023"

Registration is $150 Per Person
All registration proceeds will be donated to the Trinity Health Center. Be sure to sign up and reserve your spot due to limited seating. If you have any questions, email: or call 662-655-4868

(Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Your Hosts
Dr. Adatrow is a Board Certified Periodontist and Prosthodontist. After finishing college at the University of Alabama, he earned his DDS from the University of Tennessee. He then completed his residency in Periodontics and Implantology at Indiana University. Subsequently he went on and completed another residency in Prosthodontics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Adatrow has been on the faculty at The University of Tennessee for the past 14 years. Currently he serves as the Director of Surgical Prosthodontics and is in private practice in Southaven, MS.

Dr. Patel completed his dental education at the University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental surgery. He completed his Certification and his residency in Periodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is eligible for board certification.

Dr. Abide graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in microbiology and went to dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed an AEGD residency and worked in private practice before deciding to further his dental education at Louisiana State University completing an Endodontic residency in 2011. He founded Abide Endodontics in 2013 with the commitment of providing the most advanced Endodontic treatment possible with minimal patient discomfort.
While attending the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Dr. Abide received the latest advanced training in microsurgical and nonsurgical root canal therapy, performed research in 3-dimensional imaging, and earned an endodontic certificate and Masters of Science in Dentistry. He was happy to join his brother at AbideEndodontics in 2016. Dr. David provides modern endodontics with a scientific based approach while ensuring his patients have a pleasant dental experience. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and Mississippi Dental Association.
Dr. Hamman is a native of Northwest Tennessee. He received his DDS at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed his Master’s degree and orthodontic training there as well. Dr. Hamman joined the part time faculty at UT’s orthodontic department. He also travels to Tucson, AZ annually to teach domestic and international residents and orthodontists the art of wire bending, diagnosis, and treatment planning at the Charles Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education. Dr. Hamman, Dr. Williams, and their incredible Williams & Hamman Orthodontics team have been creating smiles in Desoto County since 1985.
Your Guest Speakers

Gary Burrus, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, THRP

Gary has over 30 years of experience in senior level casino/hospitality and human resources management at the corporate and national levels. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a doctorate in Human Capital Development. Gary holds a master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a BA in Psychology and Applied Statistical Analysis from the University of South Alabama.

Richard Williams, DDS, MS

Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Dr. Williams pursued a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master’s of Science in Orthodontics from the UTHSC Dental School. In September of 1985, Dr. Williams opened his practice to give patients in the DeSoto County area healthy, beautiful smiles. For more than 30 years, Dr. Williams has provided high-quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages.

Nancy Williams, DDS

Dr. Nancy Williams is currently Professor Emeritus following her retirement from the UTHSC College of Dentistry. Dr. Williams taught in Dental Hygiene, UTHSC College of Health where she became Professor and Graduate Director. She is also a certified nicotine interventionist having completed courses at Indiana University, Mayo Clinic, and University of Mississippi. Dr. Williams has presented and published on many aspects of alcoholism and addiction including overview of drugs of abuse and how this disease affects both oral health care providers and patients.