Airway, Inflammation and TMD – The Critical Connection

Dentistry's recent interest in Sleep Apnea has evolved into an important new understanding of the significant links between airway and breathing disorders, TMD and malocclusions and systemic inflammation, creating new opportunities for dental teams to address the patient's complete health. By developing an integrative dental medicine approach, dentists will have the ability to expand services, play a positive role in our current health care crisis and collaborate with the larger medical community.

Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes!”

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!

Digital Solutions for Complete Dentistry

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.

Demystifying Splint Therapy: Going Beyond the Nightguard

Splint therapy does not have to be complicated or confusing. In this course, you will develop the proper understanding of anatomy and a diagnostic process, allowing you to provide splint therapy that is predictable and profitable. Splints are more than a piece of plastic you give to someone when you don’t know what else to do. After this course, you’ll know exactly which splint to apply on patients’ exhibiting signs and symptoms, relieving previous frustration and increasing your patients’ confidence in your ability to treat them effectively. End the guessing game and register today!

Keys for Predictably Fabricating Complete Dentures

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.

Guided Implant Solutions for the Failing Dentition

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.

Dental Assistant’s Role in Supporting Complete Dentistry

This two-day dental assistant continuing education course is designed to teach dental assistants the skills necessary to support their dentists in diagnosis and treatment planning. A programmed approach to gathering patient information and records is the basis of the class. The role that technological advances in digital photography, computer diagnostics and mounted digital casts play in the assistant’s job is also covered in this intense hands-on dental assistant course.

Hygienist’s Role in Supporting Complete Dentistry

Designed to parallel the dentists’ curriculum, this dental hygiene course will reinforce the hygienist’s vital role in bringing the practice full circle for the development of optimum oral health and longevity for all patients!

Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design (Seminar 1)

This dental seminar is the recommended first step in our dental seminars continuing education. As the foundational seminar in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series,” you will learn the timeless message that good, esthetic and complete dentistry must begin with a thorough understanding of dental occlusion and the functions of the masticatory system. Discover the cornerstone of The Dawson Academy philosophy, a comprehensive understanding of how the TM joint, muscles, proprioceptive input, lower anterior teeth, upper anterior teeth, lower posterior teeth and upper posterior teeth are designed to function in harmony with one another.

Total Health Dentistry for Successful Restorative Private Practice

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.