This course is designated for practitioners and technicians who already demonstrate an understanding of Dawson’s occlusion and examination protocols, including how-to record centric relation, use of facebow, and use a semi-adjustable articulator.

Rehabilitating the edentulous patient with complete dentures can be a daunting task for most.

There are two common reasons for this feeling:
  • The predictability of comfort, esthetics and/or function is not as easily achieved as it is with the fixed restorative cases.
  • Dental school education, unfortunately, has fallen short of teaching sound removable prosthodontic principles.
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. Understanding where the teeth need to be esthetically, functionally and phonetically is paramount for success whether it be conventional complete dentures, immediate dentures or a setup try-in for an implant-supported prosthesis. Through case examples and hands on exercises, students will learn a step by step process for fabricating predictable and comfortable complete dentures.

Course Size: 20

Do you qualify for this course?

Contact Shelly Bostic to confirm your prerequisites before registering at:

+1 (334) 718-9250

Course Dates & Locations

  1. September 19, 2024 - September 21, 2024

    St. Petersburg, FL

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  2. October 23, 2025 - October 25, 2025

    St. Petersburg, FL

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Questions About This Course?

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About the instructor


Resident Expert of Removable Prosthodontics

Kimberley Daxon, D.D.S. is the Resident Expert of Removable Prosthodontics and Senior Faculty member for The Dawson Academy. Dr. Daxon is also an owner and prosthodontist at Daxon Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. She specializes in complex occlusal disorders, complete dentures and implants.

Dr. Daxon has taught continuing education as a faculty member within The Dawson Academy for more than 18 years. She teaches several courses within the curriculum, including Dental Assistant’s Role in Supporting Complete Dentistry and Hygienist’s Role in Supporting Complete Dentistry. She’s also lectured at such meetings as the New Hampshire Dental Society Meeting and North Carolina State Dental Meeting.

Dr. Daxon also holds awards from the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Oral Medicine. She’s a member several dental organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

What our students are saying

The best and most comprehensive course to create top of the line, custom dentures for my patients. I desire the best for each patient and so clearly does Kim Daxon. Her knowledge of the ways to bring dentures to a high-quality legitimate option for patient care is unparalleled.”

Dr. Martha DeverWest Chester, OH

“If you want to know how to do a complete treatment on a denture prosthesis, this course will fill in all the gaps. I feel as though this course has helped me be able to provide a prosthesis these patients can be confident wearing. Every minute of the course was valuable to me as a dentist. I would highly recommend any dentist that does dentures or hybrids to take this course.”

Dr. Christel WestmorlandNewport, TN

“The absolute best course to teach you where to put teeth for predictable dentures. This course should be a prerequisite before attempting to restore full arches using implant-supported prostheses.”

Dr. Daryle MahnkeBay City, MI

“If you are serious about taking your denture making skills to the next level then you can’t miss this course.”

Dr. Toan VoBraselton, GA

Do not think twice about taking the course. What you learn in this course will allow you to help many more patients and deliver beyond expectation results.”

Dr. Doan-Trang VoLawrenceville, GA


Denture Course

How to Achieve Good Lingual Extension with Hydrocast

Mandibular denture stability is often times a difficult challenge for us and also for patients. Dr. Kim Daxon gives a quick tip on how to address this challenge.

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Our Faculty

Each faculty member is a leading practitioner who has implemented The Dawson Academy’s approach in their own practice, and bring that real world experience back to the classroom.

Hotel / Transport

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Things to Do After Class

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Cancellation Policy:

For registrations paid in full at time of registering, requests to cancel or transfer registration in a Dawson Academy course, lecture, or event will be accommodated until 90 DAYS PRIOR to start date. Upon request a refund will be provided minus a $200.00 non-refundable deposit, or a one-time course, lecture, or event transfer, which remains valid for 12 months. Less than 90 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.