2021 PEAK Track I Fall Meeting

Starts:  Sep 10, 2021 08:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Sep 12, 2021 02:00 PM (ET)
The 2021 PEAK Track I Fall Meeting will be in Erie on September 10 - 12, 2021. The speaker lineup is as follows:


MACDentistry: The What, When, How and Why of Current Indirect Restorative Materials, Adhesives and Cements by Thomas Dudney, DMD

As restorative materials, adhesives, and cements, continue to evolve and improve, keeping up with the latest advancements is difficult. Patients continue to have high expectations for long term clinical success. Having an understanding and working knowledge of these materials will enable you to make sound decisions and drive that long term success. This half day lecture will discuss factors affecting the selection of indirect restorative materials that will satisfy the aesthetic and functional goals of the patient as conservatively as possible. Cases will be used to demonstrate the use of these materials, bonding agents, and cements in different clinical situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • The factors affecting material selection.
  •  Monolithic vs. layered restorations.
  • Combining aesthetics and function with emax lithium disilicate.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of full contour zirconia.
  • The benefits of the new universal adhesives.
  • Which cements to use when and why?
  • How to treat the tooth and the restoration when conventionally cementing or adhesively bonding.
  • The long term benefits of bioactive cements.
AGD Subject Code: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

What's A Dentist to Do?: Diagnosis, Treatment Options, and Rehabilitation of Difficult and Unusual Cases
by Thomas Dudney, DMD

Sometimes the restorative dentist encounters clinical situations that are out of the ordinary and can often be difficult to treatment plan. This half day lecture will examine several such cases in order to explore treatment options and develop treatment plans. Treatment results will be demonstrated along with helpful clinical tips on: material selection, how to determine incisal edge position, intra-oral composite mock-ups, opening bites, taking CR records, avoiding biologic width violations, fabricating and evaluating provisional restorations, multiple unit adhesive cementation, bonding to porcelain in the mouth, and fine tuning occlusal adjustments.

Learning  Objectives:

To explore treatment options and examine clinical results for:

  • Traumatic avulsion of permanent incisors.
  • The dark central incisor.
  • The severely worn dentition.
  • Class III anterior crossbite .
  • The gummy smile.
  • The appliance dependent patient.
  • The cleft lip/ palate patient.
  • The aging face.
AGD Subject Code: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry


Together Creating Life Changing Smiles by Tony Tomaro, DDS

Smile Design is a Science and an Art. Success and Beauty is created in the clinical planning. Dr. Tomaro will take you through the clinical steps necessary to create the beauty the patients are seeking.  Proper diagnosis and patient selection are the keys to success. The following clinical procedures will be discussed: Evaluation of the Smile Corridor, Facial analysis, Occlusal evaluation, Communicating with the laboratory technician, after all they make us look good, diagnostic wax-up, preparation of the teeth, creating temporaries the patient wants to keep, the clinical steps to adhesion(why use the best materials available to us).

Learning Objectives:

  • The role of, “The Golden Proportion” in Smile Design
  • Rules of Smile Design
  • The Laboratory Technician duplicates nature
  • Understanding Adhesion
  • Creating Beautiful Smiles Changes People’s Lives
AGD Subject Code - 780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry

Creating a Digital Workflow to Up Our Game In Diagnostics and Treatment
by Tony Tomaro, DDS

Digital Technology is rapidly changing the way clinical dentistry is performed. If we can diagnose issues earlier can we redefine our approach to oral care? In Dentistry, it relates to creating more efficient diagnostics that results in better decision making and ultimately a higher quality of care. The digital workflow is rapidly expanding, resulting in a greater quality of treatment for our patients. Dr. Tomaro will present a complete digital workflow from the initial phone call, new patient examination, hygiene, treatment planning, and completed treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is VoIP and how does that change office communication for your patients?  
  • What role does CBCT play in diagnosis?
  • How has digital technology changed caries detection and treatment? 
  • How has digital technology allowed the patient and doctor to co-diagnose?
AGD Subject Code - 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology


Practical Concepts and Applications for Office Oral Surgery by John Alonge, MS, DDS

This presentation is designed to share with the general dentist practical guidelines on patient management, modern armamentarium, exodontia techniques and tips plus much more.

You will learn useful tips on:

  • Pertinent Medical Management Issues
  • Anxiety and Pain Control
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery introducing atraumatic technique concepts and armamentarium
  • Socket preservation grafting
  • Complications
  • Third Molar surgery techniques
  • Understanding and management of Infections
  • Biopsy Techniques
  • Medical Emergencies
AGD Subject Code - 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
2 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
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