PEAK is Back!
PEAK Track I is one of two PAGD Mastertracks, designed to bring the best speakers and accelerate attendees' pursuit of Fellowship or Mastership in AGD. PEAK Track I is intentionally smaller, allowing for greater interaction between attendees and speakers.
Thursday - PEAK Presentations from Your Colleagues
Hear your colleagues present real-world examples of how they implemented lessons learned on all the way back from Fall 2019. Nothing to present? Come anyway and participate in a tradition that makes PEAK meetings unique.
Saturday - It's (Medically) Complicated!: Essential Pharmacology for Treating Medically Complex Dental Patients by Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology for optimal care of today’s medically complex dental patients. However, pharmacology often represents only a small portion of most dental degree programs. Armed with a relatively brief exposure to this vast subject, many dental professionals simply cannot keep up with the latest trends in disease state management.
This comprehensive program explores the dental implications of the prescription medications, non-prescription medications, herbal products, nutritional supplements and substances of abuse most frequently used by patients. Participants receive this essential information in a format which is not only practical and applicable but also highly entertaining for the entire dental team.
AGD Subject Code - 010 Basic Sciences
- Identify the prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient’s medical history and discuss their indications for use, adverse reactions and impact on dental therapy.
- Discuss the non-prescription medications most often used by dental patients and explain their impact on dental therapy, including situations which preclude their use.
- Explore the most popular herbal products and nutritional supplements and discuss their purported uses and dental considerations.
- Know the most common substances of abuse and describe their oral manifestations and dental treatment considerations.
- Discover techniques for identifying and managing self-medicating and substance-abusing patients.
Sunday - Hurts So...Good!: Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing by Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and non-opioid analgesics. However, moderate to severe dental pain often occurs well after office hours and away from our immediate supervision. Thus, it is critical for clinicians to be able to accurately identify a patient's need for pain control, develop an individualized pain management plan and assess the efficacy of analgesic agents employed.
This program will provide strategies for effectively managing dental pain with opioid and
non-opioid analgesics and analgesic adjuvants, while also mitigating associated risks.
Special emphasis will be given to appropriate practices for prescribing analgesics as well as identification and treatment of opioid analgesic abuse.
AGD Subject Code - 340 Anesthesia and Pain Management
- Understand the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics, as well as their potential for abuse.
- Identify the intended roles of these analgesics in the treatment of acute dental pain, as well as situations which may preclude their use.
- Discuss best practices for prescribing opioid analgesics as part of an individualized patient pain management plan.
- Describe techniques useful in recognizing and identifying potential addiction as well as avoiding potential drug diversion.
- Learn current protocols for the management and treatment of opioid addiction.
- Examine guidelines for proper storage and disposal of unused dosages.
Registration Costs (early bird rates expire April 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