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Why Peter Dawson is so Thankful to be a Dentist

As the approaching holiday season signals the closing weeks of another year it seems to trigger that annual time for reflection on the things that are really important in our lives.  Isn’t it amazing that the things that are most important to us are those things that money can’t buy. As my age brings me […]

A second life through Complete Dentistry

As I sat having lunch with a group of dentists at Seminar 2 dental course in March of 2010, one dentist at the table stood out.  His story was like none I had heard in  dentistry.     We have all heard stories of people who have cheated death and found a new appreciation and […]

A Creative Way to Market Your Dental Practice

With a down economy everyone is feeling the effects, including my practice. And while not losing patients, some people weren’t able to come in as regularly, leaving room for more patients. We thought about advertising, but that would be paying strangers to send us strangers and our thought was that we would rather have friends […]

Measuring Success. Life of Personal and Professional Balance

One of the more common errors that dentists make, which can have serious consequences in the long run, is believing that success is determined by the amount of money they make. In reality, financial security is certainly nice; however, it isn’t the only yardstick for measuring success. In fact, one of the principal tenets of complete […]

Creating a Vision for Your Dental Practice

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? As our country’s leaders have told us repeatedly, we are in uncharted territory.  Now, more than ever, it is essential to have a clear vision of who you are, where you’re going and how you want to get there. A […]

Continuing Dental Education in Esthetic Restorative Dentistry

Due in part to interest created by popular television series promoting “the smile make-over”, as well as numerous magazine articles and advertisements about smile design, increased patient awareness of cosmetic dental procedures has significantly increased production revenues of dental practices. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, many patients today are willing to spend […]

Anyone interested in going to India?

By Dr. Stephen Krist I find it absolutely fascinating to look and reflect at my life in reverse. If I hadn’t gone to Emory Dental School in 1975, I wouldn’t have met Glenn DuPont. If I had not met Glenn, I probably wouldn’t have had my 30 year relationship with Pete Dawson. If it wasn’t […]

Continuing Education and Occlusion at The Dawson Academy

First developed to address the needs of fully edentulous patients, proper occlusal treatment now is used to prevent pain in the temporomandibular joints, excessive wear, tooth-loss, and a variety of other oral health conditions. Considered the foundation of a healthy masticatory system and long-lasting, esthetic, and functional restorations, occlusion is the basis for equilibrium or […]

Continuing Dental Education: A Thorough Dental Training Institute

Proper diagnosis and treatment planning requires an understanding of a patient’s masticatory system, including jaw joints, facial and temporal muscles, and teeth and gingival structures. Only by becoming masticatory physicians can dentists properly emphasize prevention and early detection and treatment of tooth diseases, tooth wear, and functional problems. Adhering to such a Concept of Complete […]

Occlusal Equilibration- Does it work?

Following proper diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal equilibration can provide selected patients with the most conservative, predictable, and safest treatment possible. Occlusal equilibration can often help avoid the need for more complex treatments. Unfortunately, a rift among dental educators, coupled with confusion in the literature over its safety and effectiveness, leaves many dental professionals questioning […]