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2023 PEAK Track II Fall Meeting

  • September 28, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • October 01, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh


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The 2023 PEAK Track II Fall Meeting will be at the Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh from September 28 - October 1, 2023. The brief schedule is below:

Thursday, September 28

PEAK Presentations from your Colleagues

Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on esthetics and implants from the 2023 Spring meeting. Nothing to present? Come anyway, the best lessons are often learned from your colleagues.

AGD Subject Code - 130 Electives
7.0 Credit Hours Available

Evening Social Event - Howl at the Moon

Friday, September 29

Restorative Dentistry: A Hands-On Workshop by David Rice, DDS

What defines restorative success? How do we make it a reality? Diagnosis? Treatment? Materials and technology? If you’re like most - there are multiple yes answers to those questions. Beyond that however…

We need people of character - predictable process - and if we plan on being sustainably successful - yes - we need to be productive. 

Join us and journey from posterior direct, to anterior direct, to shifting modalities to indirect. We’ll discuss adhesives, material options, best practices, and we will be extremely interactive and very hands-on.


  • Increase your speed 33% with direct composites with zero compromise
  • Elevate your indirect game & elevate your yes to it
  • Take home a playbook for today’s top materials - when, why and how to
  • Eliminate post-op sensitivity 
  • Hands-on posterior class I bulk vs traditional fill
  • Hands-on anterior class IV simple vs complex
  • Hands-on chip all-ceramic chip test …. The why behind de-bonding
  • Hands-on cylinder test …. The ideal cement load will surprise you

Many thanks to Ivoclar Vivodent for their sponsorship of this course.

AGD Subject Code - 780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry

7.0 Credit Hours Available

Evening Social Event - Dinner at the Grand Concourse

Saturday, September 30

Treatment Planning and Clinical Application Techniques by Dr. Michael Fling

This presentation provides seven specific steps necessary to complete a diagnostic wax up (or digital workup) at the workbench. While it may not be practical for dentists to complete their own “wax-up”, you will be exposed to the perimeters that must be conveyed to the technician for appropriate completion. Next, seven specific steps of clinical restorative sequence and clinical application will be reviewed as per the footprint that was developed in the lab. The clinician will understand the steps necessary for completion of simple and complex restorative cases.

You will learn:

  • The importance of Global Diagnosis in treatment planning
  • Specific steps of Global Restorative Sequence
  • How the anterior segment dictates form and function
  • What considerations must be given to altering VDO and what are the ramifications to altering VDO
  • How to utilize a “Rapid Waxer” for fast and easy wax up
  • Various direct and indirect techniques for Provisionalization and testing outcomes
  • How to take bite registrations for accurate mounting and for cross mounted models
  • How to make cross mounted indexes for the technician to ensure proper restoration contours
  • Methods for phasing complex restorative treatment plans
  • Utilizing injectable composite techniques in your practice
AGD Subject Code - 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

7.0 Credit Hours Available

Sunday, October 1

Orofacial Myology: A Crash Course for Dental Professionals by Angie Lehman, RDH, COM

This half-day introductory course will give dental professionals an overview of the basic principles and science of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. Join Angie as she shares the history of OMT in dentistry, gives insight into current treatment of myofunctional disorders and delivers a unique and masterful take on ways to use therapy collaboratively to prevent future airway issues in your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Understand normal vs. abnormal Oral Rest Posture
  • Learn the role of the tongue and facial muscles in orofacial development
  • Know the three most common contributors to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
  • Gain confidence in screening patients for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
  • Know when to refer for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
AGD Subject Code - 180 Occlusion

4.0 Credit Hours Available

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