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    • March 21, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Victory Brewing Company Downingtown
    • 46
    You asked, we answered.

    In PAGD's latest round of focus groups, members requested an educational option for members that cannot afford to take time out of their practice for multi-day conferences. In response, we will be bringing shorter regional educational courses with opportunities for you to socialize with your colleagues.

    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

    • April 04, 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • April 07, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Valley Forge Casino Resort

    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: 

    • Evaluate the oral cavity and diagnose oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disease.
    • Understand risk factors and epidemiology for oral cancer/oral potentially malignant disease.
    • Discuss the current rise of HPV and its impact on the prognosis and        management of oropharyngeal cancer. 
    • Discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies of oral cancer/oral potentially malignant disease.
    • Manage appropriate pre cancer treatment referrals.
    • Describe the management and long term follow up of the oral cancer patient. 

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Assess how to counter the significant functional and esthetic challenges tooth removal creates
    • Establish an atraumatic technique for surgical extractions
    • Identify when to utilize specific bone and membrane materials to maximize results

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define diagnostic criteria for peri-implantitis and peri-mucositis
    • Recognize clinical and radiographic signs of implant complications
    • Discuss various clinical treatment options to minimize risks and maintain implants for the long term

    4.0 Credits Available
    AGD Subject Code - 490 Periodontics

    • May 16, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 19, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Harrisburg Hilton and Towers

    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 Electives
    7.0 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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss how to use a three-appointment workflow for digital dentures
    • Discuss how to utilize intraoral scanners to streamline your digital denture workflow
    • Compare 3D printed and milled denture properties
    • Learn to evaluate and modify a digital denture preview online.
    • Practice creating a custom tray, evaluating and modifying a Wagner Try-in, and create a Centric Relation Record

    Many thanks to Avadent and Dexis for supporting the hands-on portion of this course.

    AGD Subject Code - 610 Fixed Prosthodontics

    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. 

    • Workflows for surgical guides including data sets required
    • Workflows for printing temporaries – Shells and direct to preps
    • Workflows for bite splints
    • Workflows for dentures
    • Workflows for clear aligners
    • In office design or outsourced design
    • Types of 3D printers including pricing and applications for each
    • Live demonstrations of 3D printing and post processing
    AGD Subject Code - 130 Electives

    7.0 Credit Hours Available

    Sunday, May 19

    Diagnostic, Clinical, and Practical Considerations in the Management of Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners by Dr. Antonio Secchi

    AGD Subject Code - 370 Orthodontics

    4.0 Credit Hours Available

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