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Lynn Howard (Michigan)

Audra Lansdown (Texas)

Jill Dunnam (Texas)

Robin Zenz (Iowa)

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JAWS Society 2018 13th Annual Conference

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2018 Conference Schedule (PDF; 499 KB)

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Conference Info

JAWS Society is the leading source of formal and informal educational opportunities for Oral and Maxillofacial Practice Managers. We invite you to attend our 2017 conference.

When: Sunday, April 22 – Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Where: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
When: Sunday night reception, 5-7 PM, plus entertainment

Monday sessions are 8 AM to 2:30 PM, with cocktail hour & dinner at 6:30 PM
Tuesday sessions are 8:30 AM to 2 PM, and an optional Tuesday night excursion, a Duffy boat scavenger hunt around Newport Beach Harbor
Wednesday sessions are 8 AM to 1 pm, with the JAWS Business Meeting and vendor drawing in the afternoon

The dress code for sessions is business casual. The dress code for Sunday evening's reception is casual. Please wear your best SoCal country club attire to the Monday evening social hour and dinner.

The Monday night entree choices which must be selected in advance, during registration are

  1. herb-crusted strip loin, carmelized onion and thyme jus, and truffle mash or
  2. pecorino-crusted halibut, tomato and shallot jam, and petite vegetable risotto.

Conference Fees

Members of the JAWS Society may register at discounted rates, while non-members must pay full price. Conference attendees who register early will save save money on their conference registration fees.

Registrant Fee Fee After 03/26/2018
Member $ 595.00 $ 650.00
Prospective Member $ 650.00 $ 695.00

For a full explanation of what is included in the registration fee and the cancellation policy, click here.



Presented By
Southern Anesthesia & Surgical



Please note that these times will likely change and will be finalized closer to the start of the conference.


8 AM to 1 PM

Coding & Billing Pre-Conference Course
by Terri Bradley

5 to 7 PM

Opening Reception


8 AM to 4:00 PM


Monday's sessions include Dave Weber and Beth "Your Nerdy Best Friend" Ziesenis.


8:30 AM to 3 PM


Tuesday's sessions include Donna Grindle and a joint session with Rich Sanders and Julie Goldberg, DDS, with Q&A time.


8 AM to 1 PM


Wednesday's sessions include Nick Partridge and Bob Haney.

Presenting Sponsor

We could not do what we do each year without our generous, supportive sponsors, many of whom come back to support us year after year. This year, Southern Anesthesia & Surgical is our Presenting Sponsor. View all of our 2017-2018 sponsors here.

Southern Anesthesia & Surgical Southern Anesthesia & Surgical is a leading distributor of anesthesia supplies and pharmaceuticals. We are experts in controlled substances management and proudly offer DEA Compliance Training to all of our customers. You can count on SAS to deliver competitive pricing, fast shipping, and the best customer support in the business.

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

900 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Situated steps from Newport Beach's most pristine beaches, our hotel offers travelers to California a luxurious, laid-back escape. Arrive at our hotel near Corona del Mar and get settled in your guest room or suite, many of which feature scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Begin your day with a latte at Starbucks® before taking advantage of the myriad of things to do in the area. Our Southern California hotel is close to downtown Newport and Balboa Peninsula, and offers travelers access to activities like golf and tennis. Don't miss enjoying a seafood or steak dinner at Hook & Spear, our signature restaurant, and be sure to make time to unwind with a massage at Pure Blu, our full-service spa. Make your reservation now

JAWS Society Group Rate

We have rooms reserved for our conference, including Saturday night to accommodate the pre-conference coding and billing course with Terri Bradley, plus 3 nights before and after (as available), at the rate of $229, which includes the destination fee.

The destination fee includes access to Pure Blu day spa (treatments additional), in-room bottled water, top-tier guestroom internet access, local and domestic long-distance phone calls, health and fitness class, daily bike rentals, and shuttle service to Corona Del Mar Beach.

Airport + Hotel Transfer

There are a wide variety of ways to get to Newport Beach. The Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) is just 10 minutes away from the hotel, and it offers direct flights to many major airports around the country. Your other options are the Long Beach Airport (LBA), which is just 20 minutes away, and direct flights are also shown in the image above--lots of options nearby! Even LAX is just 45 minutes away.

There is so much to see and do in Newport Beach, whether you prefer shopping, sportfishing or golf, nightlife, or even whale watching.