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
We now appreciate the critical relationships between dental malocclusions, TMD signs & symptoms, and airway/breathing disorders including sleep apnea. How do we decipher and differentially diagnose the primary concern for our patients and select an appropriate long term treatment plan? This hands-on implementation experience will help you develop a protocol sequence to make decisions. We will work through steps of screening and testing to find answers for both the simple and complex patient. Utilizing a decision tree checklist approach, each participant will take home a very clear plan for treating patients with occlusion-muscle, parafunction, TMD, snoring, mild, moderate & severe sleep disordered breathing. Different designs of trial occlusal appliances will be taught and fabricated during the class.
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
There is an important major shift in Medicine & Dentistry toward an integrative Medicine practice model. This model promotes a proactive whole body health philosophy and an expanded role for your practice to implement valuable cutting edge services for your patients.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