Discover for yourself how we make good dentists even better. Our dental CE courses are designed for any dentist or dental lab technician at any point in their career who wants to take their dentistry to the next level.
The Dawson Academy provides dental courses that for decades have proven to be the foundation for the successful practice of complete, predictable dentistry. The Academy teaches our students the essential principles and skills for complete care with primary concentrations in dental occlusion, the temporomandibular joints and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry.
With our faculty comprised of over 20 practicing dentists from around the world, our students receive a unique experience by learning from the mistakes and successes our faculty have encountered on their journey to now providing complete care to their patients.
What Others Say About Us
I have been blessed with many wonderful mentors in my dental career but I can honestly say Dr. Dawson, Dr. Wilkerson, Dr. Cranham and all the other Dawson faculty members have helped me become a more confident and aware dentist. I would like to pass on my most sincere thank you to the Dawson family for helping me solve so many people’s dental problems.
The Dawson Academy changed the way I think about each patient. Now I’m always keeping complete dentistry on my mind. Not “watching” continual destruction of the dentition but actually treating it.
“I have more confidence talking with patients about TMJ issues and cosmetic desires. Prior to Dawson, when a patient would come in wanting veneers, I didn’t know exactly what to do with them. Now I know how to treatment plan veneers while paying close attention to occlusion and the joint. It’s so freeing to understand the whole masticatory system.”
I have never been so excited to get to the office to do dentistry as I am right now, because of The Dawson Academy. I have so much more confidence in treating patients.
The Dawson Academy has shown how important it is for me to develop the treatment plan, design of the restorations, and communicate that information with my lab technicians.
“When you take the Dawson curriculum, you finally realize why some things didn’t work and also discover a huge wealth of patients in you own practice that you have failed to diagnose that need advanced treatment.”
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Not Sure What Dental Course to Take First?
We recommend you begin with the dental seminar Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design. As the foundational seminar in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series,” you will gain a thorough understanding of dental occlusion and the functions of the masticatory system, which is crucial for being able to provide good, esthetic and complete dentistry.
The cornerstone of The Dawson Academy philosophy is a comprehensive understanding of how the TM joint, muscles, proprioceptive input, lower anterior teeth, upper anterior teeth, lower posterior teeth and upper posterior teeth are designed to function in harmony with one another.
Recent Whitepapers & Articles
Whitepaper: Why Occlusal Wear is Commonly Ignored
Did you know that attritional wear is almost always preventable? Understand the causes of wear and the formula for a perfected occlusion.