PAGD is working in collaboration with Bonadent Dental Laboratories to bring this digital prosthodontics course to Southeastern Pennsylvania the evening of Thursday, March 21. Registration is $25/attendee. The schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour. Light dinner and drinks will be served.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The 3-Appointment 3D Printed Denture by Jimmy Stegall of Dentsply Sirona
This program will review denture fabrication methods and demonstrate what techniques have changed. The latest in 3D printing processes and materials will be highlighted, demonstrating their strength, accuracy and esthetics. Additionally, this course will review clinical guidelines that make chairside steps easier to accomplish.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to understand:
1. Clinical Records - what is needed for success and how to obtain them
2. Denture Impressions - where we are today
3. A simple, systematic approach to a 3-appointment 3D digital denture
4. Denture fabrication methods and how current CAD-CAM technologies have improved them
5. The latest 3D printed denture materials that are stronger than anything ever used
6. Utilizing a functional try-in and why it’s better
7. Removable clinical tips and tricks for a less stressful experience and result.
Space is limited to the first 60 registrants. Additional registrants will be added to the waitlist.
2.0 CE Hours Available
AGD Subject Code - 670 Removable Prosthodontics
The 2024 PEAK I Spring Meeting will be at the Valley Forge Casino Resort from April 4-7, 2024. PEAK Track I is one of two PAGD Mastertracks, and keeps its meeting intentionally smaller for those inclined to learn in a more intimate setting.
Thursday, April 4
Presentations from your Colleagues
PEAK I will continue the format it began in the Fall 2023 meeting, where presenters will show what they learned from previous meetings over dinner on Thursday evening.
Friday, April 5
Oral Cancer and Oral Potentially Malignant Disease - Screening and Management Strategies by Dr. Tom Sollecito
This lecture will review common oral mucosal diseases including oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disease (OPMD) that maybe encountered in daily practice. We will review risk factors for oral cancer and OPMD. The lecture will also review the complexities in the detection and diagnosis of oral potentially malignant disease and review current surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies in treating those diseases. Finally, this course also will provide guidance on the dental evaluation prior to anticipated cancer treatment and also describe the dental management of the oral cancer patient including long-term follow-up.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
7.5 Credits Available
AGD Subject Code - 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology
Saturday, April 6
Establish Your Foundation: Surgical Extractions with Simultaneous Bone Grafting by Dr. Sam Shamardi
Understanding the radical transformation an extraction site undergoes upon removal of a tooth is essential for advancing your restorative outcomes. This course will provide a foundation in understanding how to surgically remove teeth atraumatically to minimize bone loss while learning the vital role biomaterials play in your future implant and/or prosthetic therapy.
7.5 Credits Available
AGD Subject Code - 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sunday, April 7
Peri-Implantitis: A Clinician's Guide to Early Intervention by Dr. Sam Shamardi
As implant therapy continues to grow exponentially, so do its corresponding complications. Peri-implantitis is the most common, resulting in significant challenges and long-term issues which if untreated can lead to implant failure. This course will take a closer look at what makes peri-implantitis such a complex problem to manage and how to minimize risk using various diagnostic and clinical markers along with saliva testing.
4.0 Credits Available
AGD Subject Code - 490 Periodontics
The 2024 PEAK Track II Spring Meeting and PAGD Annual Meeting will be at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers from May 16-19, 2024. The brief schedule is below:
Thursday, May 16
PEAK Presentations from your Colleagues
Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on esthetics and restorative from the 2023 Fall meeting. Nothing to present? Come anyway, the best lessons are often learned from your colleagues.
AGD Subject Code - 130 Electives7.0 Credit Hours Available
Evening Social Event
Friday, May 17
Clinical Workflow for Success with Digital Dentures by Dr. Brian Goodacre
Participants will learn the benefits and get hands-on experience with a three-appointment workflow to fabricate digital dentures. This will include how to create a custom tray chairside in minutes, how to modify and evaluate a Wagner Try-in and record a centric relation record. Additionally, it is widely known that 3D printed complete dentures are becoming a viable option, but how do they compare to milled dentures? This lecture will compare the physical properties of milled and printed complete dentures to help determine their best applications.
Many thanks to Avadent and Dexis for supporting the hands-on portion of this course.
7.0 Credit Hours Available
Evening Social Event
Saturday, May 18
3D Printing in the Dental Practice – Current Applications by Dr. Rick Ferguson
3D printing is set to revolutionize how we practice dentistry. We will discuss the variety of dental applications including surgical guides, bite splints and nightguards, prototypes, permanent restoration such as inlays, onlays and crowns, dentures etc. Upon completion of this course, the participant should understand the current applications for 3D printing in dentistry and specifically in a clinical dental practice.
Sunday, May 19
Diagnostic, Clinical, and Practical Considerations in the Management of Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners by Dr. Antonio Secchi
4.0 Credit Hours Available
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