Materials & Equipment

Advances in Removable Prosthodontics

by Kimberley D. Daxon, DDS The desire for aesthetics in our society has initiated the development of dental materials that provide the strength for function and the appearance of natural teeth.  The completely edentulous patient is not immune to these desires, however, conventional denture teeth have been secondary in beauty and strength compared to today’s […]

Splint Therapy DVD for Everyday Dentistry

Often, we will hear educators discuss managing tough restorative problem cases with a final comment,  We’d recommend working through splint therapy before starting a difficult case like this one, or  and of course, this is a case where you’ll want to use a splint at night. What are the options when it comes to splints? […]

Free CE Podcast: 10 Tips for Predictable Adhesive Success

On Wednesday, July 14th, Dr. John Cranham, Clinical Director and Partner of The Dawson Academy, presented a webinar 10 Tips for Predictable Adhesive Success hosted by Dental Products Report and sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent. Over 1000 dentists registered for this event and to date, more than 500 have viewed the program. During the 1 hour […]

Powerful Communication with Digital Photography

By Stephen Miller, DDS – Assistant Faculty Member of The Dawson Academy During The Dawson Academy’s Treatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence Course, we teach students to integrate the information and records gathered during the New Patient Exam. I have noticed that a recurring issue for doctors is how to effectively bridge the gap between their […]

How to Decrease Dental Restorative Remakes

By Lori Gottschlich, Whip Mix Do you have 90 seconds to spare? In just 90 seconds you can decrease chair time, have less remakes, minimize occlusal adjustments and increase your production at the same time! A face-bow record can be one of the most simple but invaluable records you take in your practice. For those […]

Lithium Disilicate: A Viable Replacement for Traditional PFM’s

by Dr. John Cranham As time has gone by, the general population has continued to put pressure on the profession to create lifelike dental restorations that have enough longevity to justify the cost. While several materials have hit the market in the last few years, evidence suggests that lithium disilicate has the strength, durability and […]

The Essential Dental Tool: CT Scan

When patients come to us with vague symptoms, it makes the etiology for their pain difficult to locate.  Working with an endodontist using cone beam technology can be very beneficial to your diagnosis of these patients pain.

Keys to restorations of functionally beautiful anterior teeth

by Scott Finlay, DDS, FAGD, FAACD The baby boomers are coming of age. This Silver Tsunami represents the single largest demographic age group and controls over 75% of the financial assets in the United States. They are educated and want to look and feel younger. If they are healthy and if they have made it […]

How to Take a Face-Bow Registration

By: Lori Gottschlich, Whip Mix In my 26 years of experience there seems to be two common hang up’s as to why face-bow registrations are not taken. I think I have two simple solutions for both and hopefully they will inspire you to either hunt for your old face-bow or consider purchasing one.

Dental Materials: How to Clean and Maintain Your Articulator

In response to customer requests for an interchangeable articulator, the Denar Mark 300 series articulators were developed. These sleek, modern looking articulators were factory set to be within 20 microns of accuracy. The Dawson Academy uses these articulators in their dental ce hands on courses.