2022 PAGD Annual Meeting and PEAK Track II Spring Meeting

Starts:  Apr 28, 2022 08:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  May 1, 2022 12:00 PM (ET)

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - PEAK Presentations from Your Colleagues

Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on pharmacology, exodontia, and implants from Fall 2021. Nothing to present? Come anyway and participate in a tradition that makes PEAK meetings unique.

Thursday Evening - Host Home with Dr. Kyle Dumpert


Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - PAGD Annual Business Meeting

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Mucogingival Procedures Around Teeth and Implants to Boost the Res
torative Outcome by Dr. Brock Pumphrey

Gingival recession and soft tissue deficiencies are common clinical findings that, in addition to esthetic concerns, entail hypersensivity and compromised oral hygiene measures. If left untreated, they can possibly cause unstable restorative outcomes. Tissue deficiencies around implants may become even more problematic, exposing implants to esthetic and peri-implantitis issues. In this lecture, contemporary periodontal plastic surgical procedures to address those concerns will be reviewed, and indications and technique pairing will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the different causal factors for gingival recessions.
2. Identify indications to enhance gingival and peri-implant tissues, thereby enhancing restorative outcomes.
3. Comprehend the pros and cons for different augmentation materials and their selection criteria that lead to predictable outcomes around teeth and implants.

AGD Subject Code - 490 Periodontics

Friday Evening - President's Banquet

Join your colleagues at this semi-formal affair as we congratulate our new Fellows and Masters, recognize the leadership of outgoing President Dr. Ray Johnson, welcome incoming President Dr. Kit Dangler, and enjoy our time together.


Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Know When to Hold ‘Em and Know When to Fold ‘Em by Dr. Jane Soxman

The transformation of the pediatric patient’s dentition and oral structures through the primary, mixed and early permanent dentition may result in various problematic presentations. Identification and timely intervention will assure not only the child’s developmental well-being but may also minimize future treatment costs. This course begins with findings during the clinical examination including anomalies, pathology and various soft tissue presentations. Upper airway obstruction, specific treatment recommendations for eruption disturbances, and space maintainers complete this program. You will derive enhanced diagnostic and treatment skills for your youngest patients.

Course Objectives

  • Identification and management of pathology and anomalies in the developing dentition
  • Identification and management of ectopic eruption of maxillary first permanent molars and canines
  • Identification and management of upper airway obstruction
  • Learn appropriate use of space maintainers

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral Trauma by Dr. Jane Soxman

A routinely followed format for the post trauma examination provides a more organized approach along with the assurance of a thorough evaluation.  Other areas of injury to the head or oral cavity may be missed if we concentrate only on the most obvious injury or chief complaint.  This lecture instructs participants in examination, diagnosis and the treatment of oral trauma in the pediatric patient. Timing and inclusions for follow-up examination, radiographic techniques and antibiotic recommendations are included.  Many accidents lead to legal intervention, and findings that appear to be irrelevant or minor may ultimately be of significance.  The thoroughness and organization of your dental records will not only assure excellence in treatment, but may be significant for medico-legal support.

Course Objectives

  • Obtain information and documentation for accurate and complete dental records
  • Use guidelines from the American Association of Endodontists to optimize pulpal and periodontal healing
  • Perform emergency treatment with an organized approach for assurance of timely and appropriate intervention and follow-up
  • Learn current guidelines and review the dental literature

AGD Subject Code - 430 Pediatric Dentistry


Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dental Ergonomic Knowledge That Will Move You by Dr. Stacey Gividen

At first glance, this topic to many is boring or trivial. Understandably so, but I will assure you, it’s not. Although we would willingly and undoubtedly give credit to the concepts of dental ergonomics as only being about sitting up straight and keeping our shoulders back, there’s a lot more that goes into the assessment and subsequent implementation of proper body posture while working and yes, even to what you do outside the walls of your office. The culmination of improper twists, turns and holding static positions are the result of why 1 in 3 dentists are being forced into early retirement due to muscular skeletal disorders (MSD’s) and those that aren’t retiring early, are more than likely affected by it in one way shape or form. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Why should proper dental ergonomics even matter?
  2. Types of muscular skeletal disorders (MSD’s) as a result of poor ergonomics
  3. Risk factors for MSD’s
  4. Signs and symptoms of MSD’s / how to assess your personal situation
  5. Intervention / how to combat MSD’s
  6. Dental equipment and armamentarium that assists in better ergonomics
  7. Ideal posture for specific operating situations
  8. Ways to reduce stress and strain – outside the dental settings
  9. Why you should encourage auxiliary staff to maintain healthy ergonomic practices
AGD Subject Code - 770 Self Improvement


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