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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.
Course Size: 20
The Concept of Complete Dentistry
Overview of the masticatory system
Role of occlusion in predictable & stable health
Assistant’s role in the complete care practice & exam
How to use digital photography for co-diagnosis and practice growth
Choosing the proper Impression Tray
How to take a great pre-operative impression the first time (Alginate vs. Polyvinyl)
Take and transfer a face-bow recording
Assist with bite records
Pouring and mounting models
How to ask the proper questions at the new patient examination so that you will connect with the wants and needs of the patient
The course was wonderful and I felt like I was able to come away with an expanded skills set and valuable knowledge that will help my team as we move forward. Thank you all for the time and effort that was put forth to make this program happen! I hope to see you all again in the future!
Krista NagleDental Assistant
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion for dentistry. I think you all did a wonderful job of explaining things during our lecture and hands on. I learned a lot and now have more of an understanding of what my boss has been teaching us. I am grateful that I could attend this coarse and to learn more about occlusal disease.
Ashlee BeyerDental Assistant
This course is career changing. I’ve been in a practice where we follow the standards of complete dentistry but to go to a course where everything was truly solidified for me, was very important for my career. I have a new level of confidence in how I can better serve my doctor because of this course. The passion Dr. Kim Daxon and Ms. Lisa Rivard have is palpable. This course was very thorough and taught wonderfully.
Shannon DeforestDental Assistan
This was one of the best courses I’ve been to. It was very interactive and everyone’s questions were answered clearly. It was very comfortable as well time wise to practice. I never felt rushed
One of the most important and obvious differences between implants and teeth is the lack of the Periodontal Ligament (PDL). The PDL contains mechanoreceptors that help determine the amount of force being applied to a tooth. This helps act as a safety mechanism for the tooth, so that it is not overloaded with stress.
3 Tips for Training Your Team on the Complete Dental Exam
In this Quick Tip, Dr. Kim Daxon gives a detailed overview of the three steps of implementing a complete dental exam.
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 14 credit hours continuing education credits.
Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm EST
100 Second Avenue South, Suite 303S St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
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.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.