PEAK Track II Fall Meeting

Starts:  Oct 4, 2018 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 7, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)
Join your colleagues from across the state at the 2018 PEAK Track II Fall Meeting! General practitioners will be gathering with one common goal: The pursuit of excellence in dentistry.

Thursday - PEAK Presentations from Your Colleagues

Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on occlusion and prosthodontics.

Dr. Bill Hammerlee has generously offered to host attendees for Thursday evening's Host Home.

Friday and Saturday - An Esthetic & Reconstructive Continuum – Dr. Marc Geissberger and Dr. Foroud Hakim

Contemporary restorative practice continues to evolve at a feverish pace. A strong clinical skill set is only a component of what makes up today’s relevant practitioner. Subjects like disease etiology, evidence based decisions, and continuous learning, prevention, bioactivity… etc dominate current dental dialogue.

When surgical intervention and restoration become necessary, modern practice presents a wide range of considerations that include adhesive approach, substrate based material selection, MID, esthetic considerations, prognosis, longevity and discussions of success & survival.

This comprehensive course will review the latest concepts related to the above topics with specific attention to:

  • The oral acid equation
  • Contemporary adhesion
  • Direct restorative approach from material selection to technique
  • Indirect restoration including the expansive world of modern ceramics, and esthetics, occlusion and substrate based material selection to decisions of bonding vs. cementation
  • Digital influence in treatment
  • The latest in techniques, gadgets and delivery protocols
  • Specialty topics including non-vital tooth restoration and much more…

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the impact of acids to oral health and learn strategies to mitigate the impact for patients. 
  • Learn best practices for dental adhesion with respect to specific substrates including enamel, dentin and all contemporary restorative materials including composites and the various classes of ceramics. 
  • Be able to overcome the typical challenges faced with direct resins including 3D esthetic shading, preparation, sensitivity, matrixing & proximal contacts and finish & polish. 
  • Learn a full proof selection rubric for indirect ceramic material selection based on esthetic demand, location and occlusal load.

The course format is designed to be audience interactive. The presenters look forward to discussing the challenges we all face in practice first hand with participants and look to provide strategies to overcome some of these challenges in a dynamic session of exercises.

Friday evening's reception will be at the Erie Maritime Museum. Saturday evening dinner is on your own.


Sunday - Dental Implantology for 2020 and Beyond Dr. Andrew Forrest

This interactive presentation covers the following subtopics:

  1. The Consult and Case Presentation - Connecting the Dots
  2. Dental Implants Today - Current Consensus and Tomorrow
  3. Site Development - What Are the Five Options to Regenerate That Area?
  4. Treatment Options for the Nonrestorable Dentition - Do We Maintain or Start Over?

Dr. Forrest is one of Florida’s leading dentists treating some of South Florida’s most challenging cases. He is a specialist in Periodontics with an emphasis on Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, and Dental Implantology. Presently, Dr. Forrest has a teaching appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Florida. The focus of his practice centers upon the surgical reconstruction of supporting tissues for the preservation of teeth and Dental Implantology. To date, Dr. Forrest has placed more than 7,000 dental implants. 


Sheraton Erie Bayfront
55 W Bay Dr
Erie, PA 16507
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