2021 PEAK Track II Fall Meeting

Starts:  Sep 30, 2021 08:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 3, 2021 12:00 PM (ET)
The 2021 PEAK Track II Fall Meeting will be at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton from September 30 - October 3, 2021. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday - PEAK Presentations from Your Colleagues

Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on endodontics, materials, and medical emergencies from Spring 2021. Nothing to present? Come anyway and participate in a tradition that makes PEAK meetings unique.

Thursday evening will feature an off-site social event.

Friday -
Opioid Use, Misuse, and Abuse and a Potpourri of Clinical and Practical Dental Pharmacology by Dr. Hal Crossley

This program will have two parts. The first half will discuss the addictive nature, abuse, and medicinal benefits of opioids. For centuries opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what cost to us, our families, and our dental practices? How does the opioid crisis impact your daily treatment plans? This section will uncover fascinating details regarding the origins and influence of opioids and their significant effect on our society today.

The second half of the day will be devoted to the most common physician-prescribed medications taken by your patients that may impact their dental treatment. What common antifungal medication is contraindicated in patients taking clopidogrel and what is the most common antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with an orthopedic prosthesis? What is the new FDA warning about codeine and tramadol in children? How is marijuana going to impact your dental treatment? Familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of their dental patient.

At the conclusion of this course attendees will know:

  1. Why your patient is taking their medications?
  2. Prescriptions, OTC medications, and foods that could adversely interact with dental drugs
  3. The impact of medical marijuana on your dental practice
  4. How to minimize prescribing opioids for surgeries
  5. How to combine analgesics to maximize their effects
  6. Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis

Please note that this course will satisfy the Pennsylvania licensure education requirement for prescribers under ABC-MAP.

AGD Subject Code - 340 Anesthesia and Pain Management

Friday Evening - Oktoberfest at SBC

Join your colleagues at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston for dinner, beer tastings, and outdoor games. Many thanks to Casey Dental for their support of this event.


Saturday - The Ten Commandments of Tooth Removal by Dr. Jonathan Spenn

A full-day program about everything related to exodontia that will include didactic learning as well as a hands-on portion at the end. This is a practical program about exodontia for general dentists, given by a general dentist who does primarily exodontia. Dr. Spenn will present a variety of topics and techniques to help you feel more prepared and confident in performing exodontia in your practice. The goal is to make exodontia easier, safer, more predictable, and more fun (for you and your patients). This program will review foundational information as well as give the latest guidelines regarding antibiotics, antithrombotics, bisphosphonates, etc.

Learning Objectives:

  • When to extract and when to retain teeth
  • When to refer a patient and when to treat the patient yourself
  • When and when not to prescribe antibiotics either pre- or post-operatively
  • When to remove teeth non-surgically and when to do so surgically

Many thanks to Hu Friedy for providing the instruments for the hands-on portion

AGD Subject Code - 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Saturday Night - Dinner On Your Own

Enjoy the many options available to you in downtown Scranton!


Sunday -
Avoiding Prosthetic Failures in Implant Dentistry: The Keys to Long-Term Success by Dr. George Schmidt

Long term success in implant dentistry is dependent on a number of factors. The key determinant being the stress forces placed on the implant system. This lecture will review the critical role occlusion plays in implant dentistry as well as how various forces and implant position determine success or failure. A discussion of how to properly treatment plan, design, communicate, and deliver restorations for maximum long-term success will be presented.

After this lecture the attendee will understand:

  • The various types of prosthetic failure, their cause, and solution
  • The importance of maximizing ideal implant location
  • The role of occlusion in implant dentistry
  • The importance of communication
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them

AGD Subject Code - 690 Implants


Registration Costs (early bird rates expire September 1, 2021):

Dentist (All inclusive) - Members $995.00, Nonmembers $1,095
1st Year Graduate or Resident (All inclusive) - Members $199, Nonmembers $219
2nd Year Graduate (All inclusive) - Members $398, Nonmembers $438
3rd Year Graduate (All inclusive) - Members $597, Nonmembers $657
4th Year Graduate (All inclusive) - Members $796, Nonmembers $876
Thursday Only (Host Home not included) - Members $225, Nonmembers $250
Friday Only (Evening Banquet not included) - Members $325, Nonmembers $350
Saturday Only - Members $325, Nonmembers $350
Sunday Only - Members $225, Nonmembers $250
Non-Dentist Staff - Thursday (Host Home not included) - $75
Non-Dentist Staff - Friday (Evening Banquet not included) - $100
Non-Dentist Staff - Saturday - $100
Non-Dentist Staff - Sunday - $75
Thursday Evening Event - Member or Guest - $75
Friday Evening Dinner - Member or Guest - $75


Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
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Steve Neidlinger