A step-by-step process to solve even the most complex problems.


complete dentistry course

Course Description

Advanced Problem Solving is the last of the Dawson Academy seminars in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series.”  This dental course will provide the participant with the necessary information to solve complex dental problems. A programmed approach to treatment planning will be presented so that each student will learn how to solve the 4 functional and 12 esthetic goals when given any set of circumstances. Extreme occlusal wear, anterior open bites, deep overbites, extreme overjet and Class III malocclusions will be discussed. Neutral zone and vertical dimension will be covered in detail as it pertains to the treatment of the above problems.

Special emphasis will be placed on best restorative options, and when orthodontic/orthognathic alternatives should be considered. Each participant will learn how and when to open the vertical dimension of occlusion and when it should not be opened. A programmed approach to full mouth reconstruction, whether it is teeth, dental implants, precision attachment partials or a combination, will be a cornerstone of this program.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how the 16 functional and esthetic criteria for success can apply to even the most difficult treatment plan.
  • Plan what additional records may be required for the treatment planning of various complex esthetic and functional problems.
  • Evaluate how to recognize the patient who will be best served with a full mouth reconstruction.
  • Solve complex functional and esthetic problems such as extreme wear, with optimum restorative dentistry.
  • Judge how to establish a relationship with the Orthodontist, Periodontist and Orthognathic surgeon to solve even the most complex dental and skeletal problems.
  • Verify the process of taking centric jaw relation records to cross mount the die models with the provisional models and why this is one of the most critical aspects of full mouth dentistry for incredibly predictable results.
  • Appraise individual articulation systems to do full mouth rehabilitation dentistry.
  • Explore when it is safe to open the vertical dimension and when it is not!
  • Plan how to sequence full mouth reconstructions so that you will know in advance the number of appointments that will be required, and precisely what to do at each visit.
  • Identify how to phase complex treatment plans, so if need be a full mouth reconstruction can be done over a period of years rather than weeks!

Course Date

  1. April 4, 2019 - April 6, 2019

    Clearwater Beach, FL (Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa)

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Course Information

Tuition: $2,500* per doctor or technician
*Tuition increases to $2,900 after Sept. 30, 2018

CE Credits: 19

Class Hours: Day 1 & 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Instructors: Peter E. Dawson, DDS, John C. Cranham, DDS & Glenn E. DuPont, DDS

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

Recommended Prerequisites: Functional Occlusion- From TMJ to Smile Design, Examination and RecordsTreatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence,  Achieving Predictable Esthetic ResultsThe Art and Science of EquilibrationEsthetic Foundations 1 -Restoring Anterior Teeth

Cancellation Policy:

Requests to cancel or transfer registration in a Dawson Academy course, lecture, or event will be accommodated until 60 DAYS PRIOR to start date. Upon request a refund will be provided minus a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, or a one-time course, lecture, or event transfer, which remains valid for 12 months. Less than 60 days prior to course, no refunds or transfers will be issued.

*Students who finance tuition through the Lending Club financing program are subject to special terms and conditions.

Please contact The Dawson Academy at 1.800.952.2178 for full details.


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. The Dawson Academy designates this activity for 19 credit hours continuing education credits.