Despite the tremendous advances in implant dentistry, we still see too many prostheses that are uncleansable, not functionally stable, or esthetically displeasing because implants weren’t placed in the proper position. Determining where the teeth need to be from a functional, phonetic and esthetic standpoint PRIOR to implant placement is the key to long-term success.In this class you will be working through thru two cases start-to-finish. Printed mandibles and maxillas of the actual patient and all of the diagnostic data will be provided. You will go through the process of treatment planning the case 3-dimensionally, relating the desired tooth position to the CBCT.View Course Detail
From treating sleep apnea to working on complex cases, these elective courses are designed to give supplemental knowledge and training to Complete Dentists and their staff.
This denture course is designed to review basic removable prosthodontic principles and techniques so that the dentist will have a higher level of confidence when making his/her next set of complete dentures. Whether it be conventional complete dentures, immediate dentures or a setup trying for an implant-supported prosthesis, understanding where the teeth need to be esthetically, functionally and phonetically is paramount for success.View Course Detail
An organized and systematic approach is required to evaluate, diagnose and resolve esthetic/functional problems predictably. For many years we have understood an analogue workflow to this systemic approach. The digital world allows us to not only reproduce that system, but also to improve predictability, efficiency and productivity. During this course you learn a complete digital workflow from records to producing the final result.View Course Detail
Its content will surprise you in a good way. It’s not the same old “educate … educate … educate” approach to case acceptance. Nor is it a quick-fix, tips-and-tricks, say-this-don’t-say-that kind of program. It has fresh ideas; hundreds of dentists have been successful with it, and your team and patients will love it.
I’ll show you and your team the thinking, actions and tools that consistently make dental practices profitable. I’ll share with you what I’ve been teaching thousands of dentists through my 25 years of experience practicing restorative dentistry, writing journal articles and books, producing podcasts, and teaching workshops and seminars at major dental meetings: If they can do it, so can you!View Course Detail
Once you learn to see the mouth with super-powered eyes, you can’t un-see it. While we help identify illnesses related to obesity, insulin resistance, arterial disease, sleep-disordered breathing & bacterial/viral/fungal challenges, poly-pharmacology, food sensitivities, and the like, we can change the entire trajectory of a person’s life… and earn the right to complete their dentistry. By helping stabilize systemic illness, we can protect our dentistry, earn health-valuing patient referrals, escalate referrals from the medical community and become the talk of your own town. Learn to take your entire team on a journey that will change your life and theirs.View Course Detail
Research is showing a strong connection between poor breathing and many medical problems, including some TMJ signs and symptoms, headaches, bruxism, teeth erosion, gastric reflux, esophageal and throat cancer, chronic cough, asthma like symptoms, respiratory dysfunction, post nasal drip, ADD, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and the list goes on…
This course will cover the detailed evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for disordered breathing, sleep apnea, and the different occlusal splint therapy options for managing various Masticatory System problems.View Course Detail
This hands-on workshop will enable the dentist to develop specific clinical guidelines for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of Airway & Breathing Related Disorders. Participants will learn how to examine and test patients, along with phase one management options. Phase two management options, which may include arch expansion and reorganization of the dental occlusion, following the Dawson Principles will be explored.View Course Detail
Building upon the concepts presented in Esthetic Foundations 1.0, this course focuses on the essential skills needed to provide beautiful esthetics with minimal invasion through the use of orthodontics, direct and indirect “non-prep” procedures.View Course Detail
This dental course will teach a systematic process for advanced records when TMD pathology is suspected. A systematic process for the evaluation, differential diagnosis, treatment and management of patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of TMD will be developed. Phase one treatment will focus on occlusal splint therapy. Splint designs will be selected based on the suspected joint diagnosis. Phase two will focus on the definitive treatment steps required to establish a lasting and comfortable occlusion.View Course Detail
One of the most important skills a restorative dentist can acquire is to know how and why to change the vertical dimension of occlusion and when it is appropriate to do it. Cases involving extreme wear, occlusal plane problems as well as alterations to the steepness of the anterior guidance are all cases we at The Dawson Academy show, and discuss. Yet the specific details of how to work through a case when all the teeth are prepared can be daunting. This two day, hands-on on class will take each participant through a step-by-step protocol that will go from preparations to delivery.View Course Detail