We are pleased to announce a collaboration: The Toronto Study Club has merged with the Atlantic Canada Study Club. There is a positive energy between the two groups and dentists and labs are excited to learn, build camaraderie and share ideas and grow as practitioners.
Our first joint meeting will be on October 29th, 2021. We will meet 6 times a year on the last Friday of each month.
Study club style:
Full days – Meetings will be in person*
*We will offer a hybrid as well (both in person and virtual, if needed due to pandemic restrictions). Open to dentists, their treatment planning coordinators, and labs.
Members should register for the Functional Occlusion core curriculum course with The Dawson Academy before or after signing up.
Perfect Smiles Dental Lab 9986 Keele St Maple, ON L6A 3Y4
SOHO Dental 596 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M6G 1K4
Halifax NS, Canada
Dalhousie University Dentistry Building Dean’s Conference Room #5150 5981 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
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Your Study Club Leader
Dr. Feisel Haji
“I am so pleased to be your new study club leader. This year will include live meetings and self-study in order to have more flexibility. I’m looking forward to sharing our knowledge and skills so that we continue to evolve as clinicians.
“Please let me know how I can help you in any way in this exciting journey towards practicing complete dentistry as envisioned by Dr. Dawson.”
Dr. Haji is a proud graduate and alumni member of the Dawson Academy of Advanced Dental Study. He continues to be involved in dental education with the Dawson Academy as an ambassador and mentor to dentists following the curriculum. Dr. Haji is a member of numerous respected dental organizations.
In the last 5 years, Dr. Haji has devoted over 500 hours in continuing education, studying with some of the best specialists in the field, in order to further develop and advance his skills in implant, esthetic, functional, and restorative dentistry. In recognition for this significant accomplishment, he will soon receive his Fellowship Award with the Academy of General Dentistry, a highly respected and rarely achieved distinction.
Passionate about his patients’ well being, his mission is to optimize their general health and improve the function, appearance and comfort of their teeth, particularly with respect to implant dentistry. Dr Haji actively gives back to his community with Project Restoring Smiles in Toronto Canada.
Your Strategic And Technical Leader
Henry Hintze, MDT
Henry Hintze is a German-Canadian business leader and a Master Dental Technician whose passion for modern digital dentistry has improved the quality of life of countless patients suffering from complex oral challenges. He embraces the principles and techniques taught by The Dawson Academy, and he’s an active advocate for lifelong learning.
Born in Europe into a family who worked in medicine, engineering, and communications, it’s no wonder Henry grew up with a talent for problem-solving. After earning a Master Degree in Dental Technology (MDT), he studied dentistry at the University of Hamburg to develop chairside skills in a hospital setting. Shortly after graduating with an MDT, Henry opened his first dental lab in Hamburg Germany.
Early on, Henry was mentored by Dr. Alexander Gutowski, whose innovative principles are often compared to those of Dr. Pete Dawson. Henry has always been eager to roll up his sleeves and get to the bottom of a patient’s oral health challenges, and it’s this inquisitive, determined nature that’s led to so many dental professionals trusting his treatment planning expertise.
Henry’s passion for excellence and desire to never stop learning quickly propelled him to the forefront of complex oral technology — teaching dental technology classes at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology, co-owning a large dental lab, co-designing the RDT exams, and lecturing across Canada and the U.S. as a leading expert.
Henry founded Masters Dental Lab in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he’s proud to work with industry professionals worldwide and help provide lasting results for patients with complex oral challenges. There’s nothing he appreciates more than being able to support dental professionals and the patients they care for, and he’s honoured to have made it his life’s work.
Along with clinical leader Dr. Feisel Haji, Henry is thrilled to co-lead The Dawson Study Club for Atlantic Canada/Toronto.
Study Club Members Enjoy…
Camaraderie & Local Support
Connect with like-minded individuals to help with your day-to-day practice challenges.
On top of learning at study club meetings, gain access to our 90+ online videos, webinars and CE courses that cover topics such as dental insurance, airway disorders, TMD and digital workflows.
Special Advantages & Savings
Receive 40% off the tuition for previously attended lectures, special offers and products from our 15+ preferred partners, and advanced notice for new courses and dates.
Free Tuition for Annual Study Club Day
This annual meeting includes new, cutting edge CE from leaders in dentistry, the opportunity to review cases with Dawson Faculty, and having fun with like-minded professionals from around the world all congregating in the sunny state of Florida!List Content goes here
Marketing & Recognition
Be clearly recognized as the best in your community from your Dawson Lapel Pin and Find a Dawson Dentist Directory Listing. Share what this means to your patients and community by using our example website content, patient letter template, press release template, and more!
12-month access to: -90+ online videos and courses on Dawson on Demand-Full listing on Find a Dawson Dentist website -Invitation to exclusive monthly alumni webinars & access to archive library of previous alumni webinars -15+ Preferred Partner Offers and Discounts -Tuition saving on lecture and hands-on courses previously attended -Example website content, press release, and patient welcome letter
“I enjoy being a part of the Dawson Study Club because it allow us to have the confidence to know how to move forward with any case. In the event that a case throws a curve ball my way, it’s an opportunity to get together with my study club and come up with a collective idea of how to solve a complex case. It’s like never having to feel like you practice alone.”
Dr. Joe GaudioNorth Jersey Study Club
“Being a part of a Dawson Study Club has sped up my clinical experience and knowledge, and has cut down on costly and stressful mistakes. Aside from that, I have learned business and practice management tips from the involved doctors with more experience than myself. Having mentors, support, and a solid sounding board is priceless, and invaluable. Simple as that.”
Dr. Bryan StimmlerNew York City Study Club
“Being a member of the Dawson study club has been the most important piece of the mosaic in establishing complete care dental approach in my practice. For doctors wanting to explore the complete care dentistry, being a member of a study club is a great way to broaden the frontiers of dental knowledge. For experienced dentists that completed the training with The Dawson Academy, study club is not only the way to continuously refresh the protocols and stay in touch with the most recent developments in The Academy, but also to pass the knowledge to colleagues and friends.”
Dr. Dejan Golalic FAGDCentral Pennsylvania Study Club
“I enjoy being a member of the study club mostly because of the opportunity to share and gather information with dentists with similar backgrounds and knowledge. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be with bright ethical professionals whose common goals are providing our patients with the best possible care. Also what a joy it is to be with people who are constantly thriving to become more educated. Also it’s a wonderful source for finding excellent referrals.”
The members can be general dentists, specialists, dental lab technicians and dental consultants. It is recommended that members have at least completed ‘Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design’ either online or in class before the club year is over.
How many times do study clubs meet and for how long?
The number of times and how long a Study Club meets varies based on what the leader decides is best for their club. There are 3 options for the frequency and length of meetings:
4 times per year for ~6 hrs
6 times per year for ~4 hrs
12 times per year for ~2 hrs
Study Club Leaders may opt to extend the hours of each meeting to provide time for members to bring and discuss cases
Do I receive any CE credits from meetings?
Yes. You receive between 2-6 hours of CE per meeting attended.
What happens at meetings?
Meetings combine structured training with open discussion. Each meeting will include one or more of the following: lecture, case presentation and hands-on exercises. Some study clubs may opt to have guest speakers at meetings. Participants are encouraged to share their own cases.
What topics are covered during meetings?
Meeting topics will vary per club. Study Club Leaders pick from a library of club meeting content. The following are a few examples of study club meeting topics found in the Study Club Library:
Cases for treatment planning
Airway and sleep disordered breathing
Practice management and marketing
How much is it to join?
The yearly Study Club fee is $2,500.You can split the fee up into 4 payments. Our only requirement is that it is paid in full prior to the final meeting. To join, call The Dawson Academy at 1-800-952-2178 or fill out the form here.
The Dawson Academy is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.