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    • March 23, 2023
    • March 30, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Online

    When the practice is paid rapidly and appropriately, things are good; however, when there are delays, denials, and requests for additional information, things are not quite so good. Mistakes can be devastating to the practice both financially as well as. Learn the proper use of the codes in a way that maximizes legitimate reimbursement, reduces risk, the doctor and team out of prison.


    1. To know the most commonly misused codes
    2. To be able to correct common coding mistakes and eliminate reimbursement delays
    3. To be equipped to provide the necessary supportive information to be paid quickly and consistently
    4. To be paid, prosperous and prevent prison


    After being found guilty of healthcare fraud, racketeering, and money laundering….learning the hard way, Dr. Roy Shelburne has become a nationally known speaker/writer/consultant and an American Dental Association Subject Matter Expert on recordkeeping, billing and coding, President of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Board member of the Speaking Consulting Network.  His focus is on proper documentation, maximizing legitimate reimbursement, reducing risk, lowering stress for dental practices and most importantly….keeping other healthcare professionals out of jail.

    • April 20, 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • April 23, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sheraton Philadelphia University City

    The 2023 PAGD Annual Meeting and PEAK Spring Meeting will be at the Sheraton University City, Philadelphia from April 20-23, 2023. The brief schedule is below:

    Thursday, April 20

    PEAK Presentations from your Colleagues

    Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on perio, pediatrics, and ergonomics from the 2022 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 at Lucky Strike Entertainment

    Friday, April 21

    Esthetic Rehabilitations - From 10 Units Up by Dr. Gerard Chiche

    This presentation will outline the management of risk factors for minor and major esthetic rehabilitations to maximize long-term success of ceramic materials. It will focus on:

    • Management and sequencing of the key esthetic factors necessary to achieve predictable esthetic treatment.
    • Interdisciplinary team therapy using orthodontics and periodontal procedures to optimize esthetics and occlusal outcome.
    • Esthetic rehabilitations with emphasis on VDO management and how to do increase it practically.
    • Ceramics material management for esthetic rehabilitations according to esthetics rendition, strength properties according to the severity of the malocclusion and cause of tooth wear.

    AGD Subject Code - 780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry
    7.0 Credit Hours Available

    Evening Presidents Reception at Penn Dental School

    Saturday, April 22

    Surgical Placement of Dental Implants: A Restorative-Driven Approach by Dr. Tim Kosinski

    This course will demonstrate practical step-by-step protocols in ideal dental implant surgical placement and various designs and treatment plans for prosthetic reconstruction. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of implant dentistry to their patients.

    • Diagnose and treatment plan single unit cases to create emergence profile and smile design
    • How to be proficient, efficient and financially rewarded through implant dentistry
    • Discussion of how to implement posterior, single unit implant prosthetics: the two-appointment implant restoration
    • Administer techniques for proper atraumatic extractions and grafting for future implant sites
    • Ridge splitting to prepare for immediate implant placement
    • Detailed discussion of full-arch implant restorations: implant screw-retained, fixed-detachable bridge
    • Technology upgrades in re-treating a hybrid prosthesis
    • Chairside processing of attachments for implant retained overdentures
    • Trephine removal of a damaged implant. Treating the “failed” implant

    AGD Subject Code - 690 Implants
    7.0 Credit Hours Available

    Sunday, April 23

    Surgical Placement of Dental Implants: A Restorative-Driven Approach by Dr. Tim Kosinski, continued.

    The Sunday course will feature a hands-on session with materials provided by Glidewell. Many thanks to Glidewell for its support of PEAK and PAGD.

    AGD Subject Code - 690 Implants
    4.0 Credit Hours Available

    • October 19, 2023
    • April 13, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Valley Forge Casino and Resort
    • 30
    The PAGD Implant Continuum is a 100-hour CE course designed to give a thorough understanding of diagnostic and treatment modalities necessary to properly treat patients with dental implants in the general practice setting. This Implant Continuum utilizes case-based learning methods that will include lectures, demonstrations, interactive seminars, hands-on sessions, 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

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