Online Courses

LVI Online educational options

This is a great time to take advantage of bringing your office and team up to speed through our LVI online courses. We are now offering a number of our courses as live webinars that you can take from your home or office. 

Practical advanced TMD Level 1 (Available Online or On Campus)

April 18-20, 2021

Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole, Dr. John Pawlowicz & Dr. Chong Lee

CE Credit: 23.5

Prerequisites: Core I-VI

Doctor:$3,995

Team: $895

You’ve completed the Core Programs. You should now be able to diagnose and treat TMD cases. But there is so much more. How much of the basics have you forgotten? Are you jumping to conclusions with difficult cases, looking for the rare reason rather than understanding the fundamentals of TMD treatment first? This course will fine tune your fundamental mandibular positioning skills, using the muscles to determine the direction that the bite should be moved and if there needs to be more de-torqueing of the mandible using the GTO Bite℠ technique in a hands on workshop.

This course is designed to teach the components of the real world TMD evaluation. You will participate in a hands on workshop in which we will also discuss TMD records, comprehensive evaluation, head and neck radiographic evaluation and the OSA/TMD relationship. You will also have the opportunity to help solve advanced problem cases with a live patient demo. We will also be reviewing and discussing difficult cases brought by the participants.

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Develop a successful TMD practice.
  • Navigate a CBCT
  • Treatment for acute TMJ pain

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Practical advanced TMD Level 2 (Available Online or On Campus)

April 21-23, 2021

Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole, Dr. John Pawlowicz & Bill Wade

CE Credit: 23.5

Prerequisites: Core I-VI, PAT I 

Doctor: $3,995

Team: $895

The Practical Advanced TMD Practice Continuum is designed to take the serious Physiologic dentist to a level, where he or she can master the patient diagnosis and treatment planning. Topics include: Scan Interpretation, TMD, Anatomy, Physiology, Radiology, Pharmacology, Sleep Breathing Disorders, Risk Management, plus much, much more.   It is designed to be a systematic and synergistic educational delivery of the practical, patient oriented material for maximum absorption that will allow the attendee to become experts in the field of Physiologic Dentistry. This set of courses will allow the participant to trouble shoot the myriad of difficult cases that need differential diagnoses involving the above disciplines.

Pat II will build on the information in Level 1 and further explore aspects that provide the practitioner to come up with a differential diagnosis when treating complicated cases. All disciplines mentioned in the Post Core Continuum summary synopsis Case Therapies will be discussed and an opportunity will be presented for the participants to have their cases evaluated and discussed in detail.

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Discuss a gnathologist’s interpretation of computer generated data.
  • Utilize the EMG to identify ascending versus descending pain reference patterns.
  • Correlate objective data to patient history and physical findings
  • Discuss practical and relevant aspects of case stabilization including co-therapy.
  • Utilize advanced EMG/ESG data collection and interpretation protocols.
  • Utilize Scans 2, 13 and 15 to help diagnose the TMD condition.
  • Discuss the growth and development of the crania-facial structures.
  • Discuss the functional classifications of craniomandibular disorders.
  • Identify upper airway obstruction in the development of malocclusion, micrognathia and reconstruction failures.
  • Describe etiology and correction of tongue thrust and TMD Malocclusion
  • Understand the importance of testing cranial nerve and the use of radiographic analysis.
  • Identify postural effects and their interrelationship with occlusion.
  • Discuss the neurological and neurotransmitter control of mastication and posture.
  • Discuss the functional anatomy of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Identify options for treatment of pain such as acupuncture meridian and auricular acupuncture.
  • Discuss the importance of Sleep Breathing Disorders and its impact on the Physiologic balance.
  • Perform diagnostic injections into trigger points to help with diagnosis.

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Advanced BioPAK Scan Interpretation (Online) 

April 16 & November 5

Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson

CE Credit: 7.5

Doctor: $1250

Team: $595

This course is designed to teach the participants to evaluate every important scan, how to filter and determine legitimacy of the scan, and how to not only diagnose conditions from these findings but also how to present these findings to patients. 

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Take complete and accurate scans
  • Interpret the minutia details in these scans
  • Diagnose disorders and conditions from the scans
  • Present the data to patients in the best way

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TMD/Jaw Development Orthodontics Connection

May 13-15, 2021

Featuring: Dr. Anne-Maree Cole

CE Credit: 22.5

Prerequisites: F20 Ortho, Physiologic Guided Ortho, OMD, Advanced Jaw Orthodontics

Doctor: $3995

Team: $995

TMD patients bring special challenges in diagnosis, management and nuances in treatment. Discovering and understanding these issues helps one efficiently treat the patient for a optimum and efficient outcome. Jaw Development Orthodontics is an exceptional treatment modality for TMD patients but success clinically and financially lies in the details.

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Identify the complex patient
  • Assess CBCT for structural misalignments
  • Create a comprehensive problem list
  • Prioritize the sequencing of treatment
  • Individualized set-up
  • Identify risks to treatment
  • Prevent problems before they start
  • Optimize treatment outcomes

 

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    Laser Treatment in the TMD Practice 

    May 20, 2021

    Featuring: Dr. Heidi Dickerson

    CE Credit: 7.5

    Prerequisites: None

    Doctor: $1250

    Team: $595

    The MLS Laser…what does it do and how can you integrate it into your practice? Do you have an MLS laser? Are you thinking about getting one? Register for this online course and come and see how LLLT can benefit your patient’s health and how you can use it to its fullest potential. 

    Dr. Heidi Dickerson will go over:

    • Trigger points
    • Muscle deprogramming/relaxation
    • Orofacial pain treatments
    • Orthodontics
    • TMD treatment
    • Full body health
    • Bell’s Palsy treatment
    • Proper settings and treatment times
    • Scheduling/billing
    • Tons of Hands-on
    • ….and much, much more! 

     

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      Head and Neck Anatomy and Evaluation (CBCT) -(Available online or on campus)

      May 21-22, 2021

      Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson

      CE Credit: 19

      Prerequisites: None

      Doctor: $2950

      Team: $895

      Everyone treating TMD patients should be having CBCT’s taken. This course is NOT just for those with a CBCT in their office. This course is designed to teach everyone to read and interpret CBCT’s whether they are done in the office or by a radiology center. It is considered by most to be the best head and neck anatomy course as well as you have to know the anatomy to know what normal is for diagnostic purposes. You will be presented with information to align the images, analyze the results and determine pathology. You will be shown normal anatomy so you can recognize abnormalities. Discover how to determine proper neck curvature, joint decompression and TMD related indicators. In this hands-on course you will work through a patient with a checklist to use on every scan you get or take in your office. 

      The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

      • Interpret Cone Beams 
      • Recognize normal architecture
      • Recognize anomalies and where and when to refer

       

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        Advanced CBCT Analysis -(Available online or on campus)

        May 23, 2021

        Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson

        Prerequisites: Must have taken Head and Neck Anatomy and Evaluation (CBCT) course twice

        Doctor: $1475

        Team: $450

        Info coming soon! 

         

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          The Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA

          September 22-24, 2021

          Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Heidi Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole & Dr. John Pawlowicz 

          CE Credit: 22.5

          Prerequisites: None

          Doctor:$3,695

          Team: $795

          Hundreds of millions of people of all ages around the world suffer from deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Insult, Endocrine Disorders and Obesity. Our medical colleagues are asking for our help, NOW! OSA is considered a disease of craniofacial anatomy so the ONUS is on dentists to identify and help manage OSA sufferers.

          Are you prepared to start SAVING LIVES?

          This three-day program presents an excellent introduction to evidence-based Dental Sleep Medicine and is designed to prepare dentists and their teams to confidently identify, refer and help co-manage patients with snoring and deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the relationships between sleep breathing disorders, Physiologic Dentistry and health. They can discover how to get started, immediately expanding their diagnostic acumen and scope of practice.

          The goal of this course is for all participating dentists to become the Dental Sleep Physicians that medical sleep specialists want and need to recognize and refer patients. The possibility of knowing what to do about OSA when you return to your office on Monday morning should encourage you to experience this course!

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • How to take a Physiologic Sleep Bite℠
          • Discuss sleep and breathing physiology; normal and pathologic
          • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of airway and its relationship to OSA and TMD
          • Integrate OSA signs and symptoms into routine dental diagnostics
          • Identify and differentiate OSA sufferers versus snorers with 99% accuracy
          • Discuss why The Physiologic Approach is important
          • Perform OSA Consultation examination/palpation
          • Select what is needed in snoring and OSA appliances
          • Utilize Combination Therapy – Jointly treating both TMD and OSA at the same time
          • Develop the skills to make OSA more practical, efficient and profitable

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          The Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA Level 2

          November 10-12, 2021

          Featuring: Dr. Bill Dickerson, Dr. Anne-Maree Cole & Dr. John Pawlowicz 

          CE Credit: 22.5

          Prerequisites: OSA I

          Doctor:$3,695

          Team: $795

          You have been presented the information about OSA and its relationship to TMD in Level 1. This course allows you to find out how many undiagnosed OSA patients are left that way by even a very experienced Sleep Dentist, because they don’t know what to look for. This course presents information on how to treat UARS and how not to miss its diagnosis. After completing this course, you should become more knowledgeable about understanding and interpreting PSG’s and home screening studies.  You will also   be presented information regarding how to better communicate with Sleep MD’s and other professionals.  You will discover the physiology of respiration and why that’s important to understand. This course will take you beyond the basic sleep dentist capability and transform you into an OSA expert. 

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Discuss of TMD/OSA and clinical screening with NM S+S
          • Discuss the physiology of respiration
          • Discuss CBCT analysis in screening and treating OSA/TMD
          • Take a NM OSA bite
          • Utilize Portable Monitoring / Polysomnography
          • Interpret sleep study reports
          • Communicate effectively with sleep professionals

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          Team Fundamentals Webinar 

          July 23, 2021

          Featuring: Joe Dewees

          CE Credit: 7

          Prerequisites: None

          Doctor: $649

          Team: $349

          This one-day course is for all team members in your practice, whether you are new to an established LVI practice, your Doctor is just starting their LVI journey, or if you are a regular at LVI and would like to get a review on Physiologic Based Dentistry. Our goal is to give you all the fundamental information to make sure the whole team has a better understanding of Physiologic Based Dentistry and how we are truly helping improve the lives of our patients.

          The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

          • Handle the New Patient Phone Call
          • Effectively communicate with patients by identifying their personality traits
          • Discuss what TMD is and how we treat it
          • Recognize Signs and Symptoms of TMD
          • Identify and implement your role as a team member in treating TMD patients
          • Discuss the relationship of Airway and TMD
          • Recognize how the face structure changes due to improper airway through growth and development
          • Take Hamular Notch Impression and Importance of HIP
          • Measure the patients Shimbashi and figure out Golden Vertical
          • Properly place the MicroTENS for TENSing
          • Discuss EMG’s and how to properly take an M-Scan
          • Discuss mounting models of a TAG bite on a Stratos

           

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            Practical Hygiene Applications & Technologies (PHAT) 

            November 3-4, 2021

            Featuring: Jill Taylor

            CE Credit: 15

            Prerequisites: None

            Doctor/Hygienist: $1,150

            Team: $495

            This course is designed to optimize your LVI journey by identifying missing links in your practice and enhancing the return on your LVI educational investment by boosting your practice’s hygiene efficiency. 

            The “mouth body” connection can take your practice to the next level, by presenting opportunities to streamline your hygiene department while integrating comprehensive patient care.  In this course, we will review current evidence between oral and systemic health and provide talking points for communicating this information to your patients for greater treatment acceptance.  Advanced technology such as molecular pathogen and genetic testing, benefits of air polishing, laser use, occlusal implications, and oral home care silver bullets will be covered in this information-packed course. The application is designed to not only affect the overall health of your patients but also increase the health of your practice.

            The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

            • Discuss the latest technologies and proven scientific findings to treat periodontal disease
            • Discuss the connection between periodontal health and its systemic implications
            • Demonstrate and bring consistency to risk assessment, oral cancer screening, restorative screening, occlusal screening, sleep apnea screening and periodontal screening
            • Deliver a treatment plan and comprehensive case presentation based on the six screenings
            • Create better understanding of the patient’s wants and needs using verbal skills
            • Discuss insurance coding and the ideal day schedule

             

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              Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional therapy 

              December 6-7, 2021

              Featuring: Dr. Heidi Dickerson and Jill Taylor

              CE Credit: 15

              Prerequisites: None

              Doctor: $1995

              Team: $995

              When the tongue is not acting properly during speech, swallow, or at rest…it can cause all sorts of problems from newborns to adults. From issues with OSA, TMD, pain, restorative/ortho relapses, speech, sucking, posture, and swallowing…to name a few, the tongue plays a huge role. The muscles of the face, mouth, and throat must be in balance to work together in harmony.

              This course is designed to enhance your Physiologic Based Practice by uncovering the secrets of the most powerful muscle we work with…THE TONGUE!

              The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

              • Identify, diagnose and treat the most common OMD’s in your practice.
              • Utilize knowledge of how faces develop to create beautiful faces.
              • Stop patients from practicing Oral Habits.
              • Classify tongue tie and lip ties and identify when and how to surgically remove them.
              • Discuss posture as it relates to OSA, TMD and OMD.
              • Treat a patient starting Monday morning utilizing hands on myofunctional therapy exercises.
              • Review of tongue anatomy and what you need to remember.
              • Tongue health: What can your tongue tell you about the state of your health?
              • Identify warning signs from birth to puberty and learn how to direct the growth of your children.
              • Discuss how OSA and TMD relate to OMD.
              • Discuss what screening tools to use the very next day back in your practice.

               

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                 on Demand Webinars 

                 

                CLEANING AND SHAPING OR…SHAPING TO CLEAN!  HOW TO MASTER TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE ROOT CANAL CLEANING AND DISINFECTING EFFICIENCY

                Dr. Carlos Spironelli Ramos

                Prerequisites: None

                Time: On Demand

                Pricing: FREE

                Proper cleaning and shaping of the canal space are prerequisite for achieving clinical success in Endodontics. The endodontic literature is replete with evidence of the earnest work of many investigators into the challenges of managing root canal infection and periapical disease. However, there is no optimal, standardized, universally accepted protocol for root canal irrigation/disinfection. In this course, Dr. Carlos Ramos will review, discuss, and identify requirements for clinically successful root canal irrigation/disinfection as well as ways to avoid the potentially adverse effects of some “contemporary” techniques. Join Dr. Ramos to discover how incorporating concepts proved by endodontics’ research and available for general practitioners that allow clinicians to successfully treat the vast majority of cases with predictable results.

                The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

                • Identify the role of irrigation in the root canal treatment outcomes
                • Compare results regarding manual and ultrasonic-based irrigation methods
                • Identify the different approaches of ultrasonic activation/irrigation
                • Determine a streamlined protocol for irrigation.

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                  ANTERIOR TOOTH RECONTOURING TO IMPROVE ESTHETIC OUTCOMES

                  Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Michael Bufo
                  CE Credit: 1 (1 hour)

                  Date and Time: On Demand 

                  Pricing: $99

                  The lecture will review some basic tenets of smile design that can be influenced by recontouring and will review recontouring techniques that can be used to improve esthetic outcomes for both porcelain restorations and for natural teeth.

                  The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

                  • Discuss basic tenets of smile design
                  • Discuss the armamentarium and techniques available for recontouring anterior restorations and natural teeth to improve esthetic outcomes
                  • Discuss how to use optical illusions that make teeth appear narrower, wider or change their inclinations through recontouring

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                  Infant Oral Tethers Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols

                  Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Douglas Hanson
                  CE Credit: 1 (1 hour)

                  Date and Time: On Demand

                  Pricing: $99

                  The rationale in a physiologic practice to consider implementing these diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms along with the specific protocols necessary to allow basic implementation. A brief and relevant summary of Lasers and basic physics as it applies to the correction of these oral tethers.

                  The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

                  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of infant oral tethers
                  • Implement diagnostic and treatment protocols relevant to infant oral tethers
                  • Discuss relevant laser physics and adjust parameters to suit the desired outcome

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                  GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INTRAORAL SCANNER: FULL MOUTH LVI PROTOCOLS IN A DIGITAL WORLD 

                  Lunch & Learn 1 hr Webinar with Dr. Ryan Jouett
                  CE Credit: 1 (1 hour)

                  Prerequisites: This course is best taken by those offices that already have an intraoral scanner and have used it for at least three months

                  Pricing: $99

                  In this course we will cover how to take your intraoral scanning to the next level, past just single unit crowns. We will cover Lab communication in a Digital Environment, Digital Dentures, and Digital Protocols for Tag Bites, Bite Transfers, Full Mouth Bite Management and Implants. We will also address the issues labs constantly see with digitally scanned cases and how to avoid them.

                  The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

                  • Discuss how your intraoral scanner works
                  • Communicate effectively to your Lab in a Digital Environment
                  • Perform a “Scanned Cocoon” of complete dentures
                  • Scan Fixed Hybrids and bites
                  • Scan and Digitally transfer TAG Bites
                  • Scan and Digitally transfer Orthotic Bites
                  • Manage Full Mouth Prep cases Digitally
                  • Discuss scanning of implants with scan analogs
                  • Prevent the most common issues before they get to the lab

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                  The Importance of Physiologic Based Dentistry

                  LVI Global Six Part Webinar Series-$99 for entire series or $49 per episode

                   

                  Don’t miss this webinar series on the Importance of Physiologic Based Dentistry. Physiologic Based science is a broad and all encompassing approach to finding the stable physiologic neutral zone. Historically occlusal theories focused on the hard tissue structures in the system but lacked comprehensive perspective to be able to create predictable outcomes. With the inclusion of the soft tissue analysis along with the hard tissue science, we can arrive at an objective and complete analysis of the entire system including musculature and bone and teeth to create a stable result from multiple perspectives, including posture of the head, neck, body, and jaws. In addition, the muscular balance will create better occlusal stability and long term restorative or orthodontic/orthopedic stability as well as enhanced esthetics for the patient. The continuing education offered at LVI is designed to improve the lives of patients and enhance professional satisfaction. 

                  Total available AGD/ADA CE Credit for attending all six sessions: 6 Credits

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                  The Power of physiologic based dentistry

                  Featuring Dr. Bill Dickerson, Founder and CEO of LVI Global
                  CE Credit: 1

                  What is Physiologic Based Dentistry and why is it important for your practice and your patients? This lecture is designed to teach attendees the importance of recognizing the compromised patients and what dentistry can do for them.

                   

                  Orthotic Therapy in Physiologic based dentistry

                  Featuring Dr. Chong Lee, Faculty of LVI Global
                  CE Credit: 1

                  Test driving the physiologic bite with the properly created orthotic and how it can enhance your practice. This lecture is designed to teach attendees the power of a physiologic orthotic and symptoms that can be addressed that most of you are unaware of.

                   

                   

                  Omd connection to tmd

                  Featuring Dr. Heidi Dickerson, President of North American/Australian Operations of LVI Global
                  CE Credit: 1

                  Understanding of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders with the physiologic approach can help us as clinicians to redirect the growth and development in a patient. This lecture is designed to teach how from birth to adulthood that we can influence the patient’s pathway to optimum health and how we can reduce the incidence of OSA and TMD.

                   

                   

                  Physiologic Ortho TX

                  Featuring Dr. Timothy Gross, Faculty of LVI Global
                                                            CE Credit: 1

                  Open your eyes to the Physiologic principles of development and orthodontics and what it can do for your patients’ health. Experience the amazing impact of development guidance and Physiologic Orthodontics and how easy it is for general practitioners.

                   

                  The OSA Connection to TMD and why the physiologic approach

                  Featuring Dr. Anne-Maree Cole, Faculty of LVI Global
                  CE Credit: 1

                  If they are not breathing right, they are not growing right and if they are not sleeping right, everything sucks. Discover the link between your TMD patients and sleep and why the Physiologic approach is essential to living a longer and healthier life.

                   

                   

                  Implants and dentures in Physiologic Based Dentistry

                  Featuring Dr. Michael Reece, Faculty of LVI Global
                  CE Credit: 1

                  The importance of incorporating physiologic principles when doing implants and dentures. Discover the principles behind Physiologic Based Implants and Dentures.

                   

                   

                   

                  Post Covid-19 Guide for returning to work

                  Featuring Joe Dewees, CDA, Director of Team Programs
                  Available On Demand

                  CE Credit: 2 Total including 1 Hour of Infection Control and 1 Hour of Practice Management and Human Relations 

                  Price: $149.99 per attendee

                  This course is a guide for Doctors and their team with up to date information regarding reopening the practice during the current pandemic. We will review, update and enhance all of your existing office protocols on infection control, and give you the tools to communicate to your patients how we are going above and beyond to keep them safe! We will include ADA/CDC guidelines and PPE checklists and sources for where to get it all.

                  The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

                  • Discuss what COVID-19 is and the risks in your dental practice
                  • Review and discuss Universal Precautions/Standard Precautions and what has changed
                  • Discuss current PPE and what can be done to add extra protection
                  • Discuss Masks – Types and how they protect you
                  • More efficiently communicate with patients regarding safety practices
                  • Check patients in and out keeping health and safety the number one priority
                  • Schedule patients and Operatory placement for most effective infection control
                  • Utilize product spread sheet given during course to quickly order necessary supplies

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                  Mastering the BioPAK Training Series 

                  Available anytime — (take Online from your home or practice)

                  Price: $995

                  Prerequisites: None but made for BioPAK owners so having access to BIoPAK software to follow along is helpful. 

                  Featuring Dr. Bill Dickerson

                  This educational series will provide you with all the information you will need to effectively use your BioPak.

                  See Full course information

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