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

    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 Dr. David Rice

    At the end of the day… what defines a successful outcome? Predictable… efficient… esthetics with zero post-op sensitivity… that stands the test of time. Join us as we dive into direct and indirect worlds, and the adhesive process that unites them. In this hands-on course we will cover preparation types and techniques. How to choose the right material for the right patient at the right time and deliver predictable, efficient esthetics.

    Course Objectives:

    • Different composites for different locations
    • Different Cementation Methods
    • Clinical procedures for adhesive luting and self-adhesive luting
    • Why does my LED light influence clinical outcomes on cementation?
    • Successful clinical outcomes with IPS emax
    • The Y’s of Zirconia
    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

      • October 07, 2023
      • April 13, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • Valley Forge Casino and Resort/Online
      • 26
      PAGD is partnering with the Dental Implant Learning Center to bring the PAGD Implant Continuum to Pennsylvania. This three-module continuum is designed specifically for general practitioner dentists to give a thorough understanding of diagnostic and treatment modalities necessary to properly treat patients with dental implants. This Implant Continuum utilizes case-based learning methods that will include lectures, demonstrations, interactive seminars, hands-on sessions, online presentations, and relevant reviews of literature emphasizing evidence-based learning.

      Module 1, October 19-21, 2023

      Introduction to Implant Dentistry, Diagnosis, Division of Bone, Density of Bone, Prosthetic Driven Implant Planning, Pre- Prosthetic Treatment Planning, Socket Preservation, Basic Implant Surgery,Implant Prosthodontics

      This module is designed for general dentists interested in learning socket preservation and bone grafting techniques. Participants will learn how to diagnose extraction sites, learn about different types of bone grafting materials, learn socket grafting and learn other bone grafting techniques.

      Hands on bone grafting of sockets will be practiced on plastic models. Participants will learn how to diagnose edentulous ridges and treatment plan patients for dental implants. CT analysis and planning, guided surgery, flap designing, implant placement and Stage II uncovery will be discussed. Hands-on implant placement will be practiced on plastic partially and fully edentulous models.

      Module 1 Objectives:

      1. To understand clinical evaluation of a patient for implant cases
      2. To learn treatment planning and basic implant surgery
      3. To learn advanced suturing techniques for implant surgery

      Module 2, January 18-20, 2024

      Pre-Prosthetic Treatment Planning, Implant Prosthetics, Treatment Planning and CT Guided Surgery, CT Imaging, 3D Printing, PRP and PRF, Overdentures, Bone Manipulation, Implant Surgery, Flaps, Remote Incision

      This module is designed for general dentists who have completed Module 1 and are looking to expand their knowledge of implant dentistry and dive into the more complex procedures and restorations. Participants will learn how to utilize technology for digital dentistry through a hands-on experience using an intraoral scanner. During this module, participants will also learn about full mouth treatment planning, restorations, and overdentures. To conclude the module, participants will learn about BMP Growth Factors, the uses and benefits of PRP and PRF in implant dentistry accompanied by hands-on experience.

      Module 2 Objectives:

      1. Learn how to use diagnostic imaging to treatment plan implant cases
      2. Learn prosthetic restoration techniques
      3. To understand how to utilize biologics and PRF/PRP for implant cases
      4. Learn how to perform guided implant surgery

      Module 3, April 11-13, 2024

      Bone Manipulation, Implant Surgery, Soft Tissue Grafting, Sinus Grafting Techniques, Advanced Implant Surgeries, Implant Complications, Implant Failures

      This module is designed for General Dentists who have completed Modules 1 and 2 and are prepared to elevate their knowledge and experience in implant dentistry. This module focuses on complex surgical procedures including bone manipulation, soft tissue grafting, sinus grafting techniques and advanced implant surgeries. Participants will have the opportunity to practice lateral and crestal sinus procedures on models as well as practice laser dentistry. To conclude the course, participants will learn about the various implant complications and failures that can occur and how to manage them.

      Module 3 Objectives:

      1. Learn various sinus grafting techniques
      2. Learn full arch restoration procedures
      3. To understand implant complications and how to manage implant failures

      • November 02, 2023
      • 7:00 PM
      • November 05, 2023
      • 12:00 PM
      • Doubletree Resort by Hilton Lancaster

      The 2023 PEAK I Fall Meeting will be at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Lancaster from November 2, 2023 to November 5, 2023. Speaker details and registration coming soon. 

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