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
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.
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
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
Traditionally full mouth rehabilitation has involved invasive treatment protocols, often utilizing full coverage crowns. This can be destructive of tooth substance, expensive for the patient, and when it fails it can have disastrous consequences. These days, both dentists and patients are looking to conserve tooth structure and provide cost-effective solutions while at the same time maximizing esthetics and allowing treatment to be scheduled over time. In this one-day lecture, learn what Minimally Invasive dentistry is, when it is an appropriate treatment option, and diagnosis & predictable treatment planning protocols.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