2019 PEAK Track I Fall Meeting

Starts:  Oct 3, 2019 12:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 6, 2019 12:00 PM (ET)
Join your colleagues from across the state at the 2019 PEAK Track I Fall Meeting! General practitioners will be gathering with one common goal: The pursuit of excellence in dentistry.

The conference agenda breaks down as follows:

Thursday, October 3

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PEAK Presentations from your Colleagues

As any member of PEAK can attest, you can often learn more through the experiences of your colleagues than lecture. Whether you are presenting or not, we encourage you to attend and learn how your colleagues do what you do every day. This meeting, expect tips and techniques on implant dentistry, oral surgery, and endo.


Friday, October 4

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oral Surgery for General Practitioners by Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD

The purpose of this program is to review concepts of importance and elements of care critical to success for general dentists who are interested in office-based dentoalveolar surgery.  From pre-surgical evaluation through post-operative management of pain and complications, the program touches on a variety of issues that may impact on outcomes.  Difficult extractions and other dentoalveolar surgery within the spectrum of the generalist will be discussed in detail. The teaching method is lecture format with participation and discussion encouraged.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
  1. Conduct a medical risk stratification to better identify patients requiring modification of treatment or referral;
  2. Describe the pre-anesthetic and pre-surgical aspects of the patient evaluation;
  3. Identify potentially difficult dental extractions and develop strategies for the safe and effective removal of those teeth;
  4. Demonstrate basic surgical techniques including flap elevation, alveoplasty, minor pre-prosthetic surgery and at least three different suturing methods;
  5. Describe indications for incisional and excisional biopsies and the technical aspects of those procedures;
  6. Identify and manage the common post-operative complications of local anesthesia and dentoalveolar surgery;
  7. Develop a currently appropriate pain management strategy for each case based on the individual needs of the patient.
AGD Subject Code - 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Host Home

Participants will visit the home of local host Dr. Tom Dudas and enjoy each other's company.


Saturday, October 5

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Achieving Prosperity: How People Skills and Likability are the Keys to Success by George Schmidt, DMD, FAGD, FICOI

Follow along as Dr. George Schmidt uses his humble, practical, down-to-earth style to describe some of the challenges, failures, and successes encountered over his more than twenty-year dental career. He'll point out and describe how you can employ some of the same methods and mannerisms that have helped him achieve success as a noted clinician and educator.

Upon completion, you should understand:
  • The subtle art of endearing yourself to patients
  • The dynamics of the patient/provider relationship
  • The importance of communication
  • Marketing to get and keep new patients
  • How to handle clinical disasters
  • How to invest in yourself and the importance of it

AGD Subject Code - 550 Practice Management


Sunday, October 6

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Orthodontia for General Practitioners by Eric Howard, DMD, PhD

Dr. Howard moved to Lancaster in 2002 with his family and has worked diligently to establish the regions premier orthodontic practice. His focus on clinical excellence has lead to continuous improvements in the standard of orthodontic care. After his training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Howard attended the Orthodontic Residency at the University of Rochester in New York where he was also awarded a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology.

Dr. Howard enjoys sharing his knowledge with dental students and orthodontic residents. He is a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches 3D planning in orthodontics and he has provided guest lectures to numerous schools across the US and around the world.

AGD Subject Code - 370 Orthodontics

Price for the entire meeting is $975, with reduced rates for new graduates. Register Today!


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Lititz, PA 17543
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