Welcome to Keeping PACE, AGD PACE providers’ most current source of information from AGD headquarters. Keeping PACE is a quarterly e-newsletter intended to help AGD PACE-approved providers meet PACE standards  and criteria when planning and implementing continuing dental education (CE) courses. It is also a good reference tool for AGD leaders. Recipients are encouraged to check this resource regularly for information that can help provide quality CE and ensure compliance to published AGD PACE Guidelines. If you would like to propose a submission for an upcoming edition of Keeping PACE, please send it to PACE@agd.org.

December 2019 Issue

Updated Term

  • by AGD PACE Representative
  • Nov 22, 2019
The AGD PACE Council recently updated the PACE definition of “Commercial Interest/Commercial Entity” in the PACE Lexicon of Terms found in the PACE Guidelines. This is the current definition:

COMMERCIAL INTEREST/COMMERCIAL ENTITY: Any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exception of non-profit or government. AGD PACE does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests, unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an AGD PACE-defined commercial interest.

Approved providers are encouraged to review the PACE Lexicon of Terms to avoid confusion. The PACE Lexicon of Terms defines how terms will be used in relation to continuing dental education. Approved providers should familiarize themselves with these definitions to ensure complete understanding of the information found in the PACE Guidelines.