John Cranham, D.D.S.

John C. Cranham, D.D.S. is the clinical director of The Dawson Academy, where he teaches many of the lectures and hands-on courses within the curriculum. Dr. Cranham also has an esthetic oriented practice in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Dr. Cranham is an internationally recognized speaker with X years of public speaking history, including X as a member of The Dawson Academy faculty. He leads many seminars at The Dawson Academy and has been a keynote speaker from ABC conference to XYZ event.

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Example session topics include:

The Cosmetic-Occlusal Connection

Length: 1-hour or 1/2 Day

This program is designed to help the general practitioner take their dentistry to the next level. Dr. Cranham will help attendees visualize optimum dentistry from an aesthetic and functional perspective. Through PowerPoint and live video demonstration each participant will learn to apply the principles learned in The Dawson Academy’s Concept of Complete Dentistry series and to map out and sequence an appropriate course of treatment.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to use digital photography to visualize optimum dentistry and how to select the best camera system that will best fit your practice
  • How to choose the correct incisal edge position in any cosmetic/aesthetic case
  • How to know when veneers, all ceramic crowns or metal ceramic crown restorations are the right choice for your patient
  • When and how you can perform laser gingival recontouring and when boney surgery is required
  • The components and proper function of the gnathostomatic system
  • How to visualize and design an ideal occlusal scheme for each patient
  • The various “treatment positions” and how to choose the best one for each patient
  • The necessary records needed to work up a case for ideal esthetics & function
  • To use and evaluate the latest technology for occlusal evaluation and restorative treatment
  • How and when to safely open the vertical dimension of occlusion
  • How to fabricate exquisite, long lasting provisional restorations, and why this is the most important step in the restorative process
  • How to get your patients to see the opportunities and benefits to long term, optimum dental care, and how to get them to YES
  • How to convert a traditional general practice to one that is thriving with elective esthetic and advanced restorative cases

Building, Marketing and Managing the Cosmetic/Restorative Practice

Length: 1/2 Day

The esthetic revolution is now in full swing, and as diseased based dentistry continues to decline, successful dental teams have embraced elective dental care, and are seeing it make dramatic differences in patient’s lives. Having a thorough understanding of esthetics, occlusion, the use of the latest restorative materials, as well as the behavioral understanding of the baby boomer population population is critical for success.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to ask the proper questions at the new patient examination, so that you will connect with the wants and needs of the patient
  • How to recognize the flaw in any smile-12 steps to a beautiful smile
  • How to use digital photography for codiagnosis, and practice growth
  • How to do a TMJ-Occlusal screening examination
  • How to properly schedule the new patient, and how to orchestrate this appointment so that you can gather the esthetic, occlusal, biologic and additional clinical information
  • How to set up your schedule for maximum quality, efficiency and production
  • How to professionally market yourself internally and externally
  • How to manage the team to create the synergy necessary to meet and exceed your goals

Treatment Planning: The Worn Dentition

Length: 1/2 Day – 1 Day

Dr. Cranham presents a unique hands-on workshop to learn from actual cases and understand how and why dentists should develop a treatment plan to meet and exceed the expectations of the patient and dental team. Attendees will work through actual cases restored by Dr. Cranham to learn a predictable approach to complex treatment planning.

Attendees will learn:

  • A step-by-step programmed approach to optimum treatment planning
  • What essential data you will need to gather to comprehensively diagnosis and plan a complex wear case
  • How and when to safely open the vertical dimension of occlusion.
  • When and what kind of occlusal splint may be needed prior to and after treating the patient
  • How to design a stable, minimal stress occlusion
  • Why photography plays an important role in case analysis
  • How to evaluate the TM Joints to be sure they are healthy prior to restoration
  • How to work with specialists in extremely complex cases when interdisciplinary treatment is required
  • How to choose the correct restorative material to solve functional and aesthetic problems
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years

7,000

hours

3,000

dentists

10

countries

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