Registration is open for the 2018 PAGD Annual Meeting and PEAK Track II Spring Meeting! Whether you attend for all four days or just one, this is the preeminent conference for sharpening your skills and learning from the best dentists in Pennsylvania.
Per usual, the conference agenda breaks down as follows:
Thursday, April 19
8:30 - 5:00 p.m. PEAK Presentations from your Colleagues
As any member of PEAK can attest, you can often learn more through the experiences of your colleagues than by sitting through hours of lectures. Whether you are presenting or not, we encourage you to attend and learn about some of the great work of Pennsylvania dentists just like you.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tour of Martin Guitars
C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder. Take a personal tour of the museum and factory in nearby Nazareth.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "Host Home"
Dr. Ann Hunsicker-Morrissey, incoming PAGD President, will be opening her home for relaxing and networking with your colleagues.
Friday, April 20
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PAGD Annual Legislative Meeting
Don't worry, it won't be long.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Newest Techniques for Implants and Dentures, Dr. Joe Massad
This course will cover enhanced facial analysis application to identify realistic esthetic outcomes and impression procedure for the partially edentulous, the immediate denture, full denture, implant retained overdenture patient. These innovations in impression making will take you to the next level for those patients who need any type of removable and/or implant prosthodontic restoration. Utilize a new method to allow patients to visualize the final esthetic smile prior to beginning the procedure.
- Impression making for the dentate, immediate, implant retained overdenture patient to the total/partial edentulous patient.
- Make an accurate center baring point tracing record for the full mouth restorative patient in 5 minutes.
- Differentiate between indications for bar, stud, and fixed implant attachments
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PAGD President's Banquet
You and your colleagues will be sitting down for a black-tie dinner at the Renaissance to enjoy our time together and recognize incoming PAGD President Dr. Ann Hunsicker-Morrissey, honor outgoing President Dr. Andrew Stewart, and thank PAGD members that have contributed so much to organized dentistry.
Saturday, April 21
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Treatment Planning The Complex Occlusion by LeAnn Brady, DMD
Every time we alter the chewing surface of a tooth we impact the entire stomatognathic system. Some patients have very low functional risk and a high abilioty to adapt to the changes we make, other patients present with complex functional and restorative challenges or a low threshold to adapt to change. Whether the complexity is extreme wear, deep bite class two occlusion or a patient with damaged joints moving forward is about assessing the risks and managing them as part of our overall treatment plan. In this program we will explore these and other occlusal challenges and look at how we can make our dentistry more predictable and help our patients stay healthy and comfortable.
- Joint, muscle and occlusal exam for risk assessment
- Understanding joint load, force and stability
- Designing a functional occlusion
- The role of appliance therapy and equilibration
5:00 p.m. Dinner on your Own
In recent years, downtown Allentown has seen a massive renaissance. What were once vacant buildings are now bustling storefronts. A brand-new culture is emerging, and you are invited to see what Allentown has to offer.
Sunday, April 22
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Treatment Planning The Complex Occlusion by LeAnn Brady, DMD, continued
A little bit of Dr. Brady's presentation just isn't enough. There is so much more to learn.