Esthetic Foundations 2: Designing natural beauty with minimal invasion

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.

Hands-On Management of TMD-Airway-OSA

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. This workshop will provide each participant with practical, immediate implementation skills.

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.

Airway Symposium

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.

Primespeak

In an ideal world, your patients will ask you for the correct treatment, the treatment that best fits their problem, instead of opting for the cheapest solution available. In this world, both the patient and the dentist are left happy and satisfied with a job well done. Primespeak will help you achieve this goal, removing the stress of selling treatments from your life as a professional.

Full Arch Dentistry

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.

Building a Profitable Integrative Dental Medicine Practice

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.

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!

TMD Patients: Diagnosis & Treatment

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.