Dental CE Curriculum
Course Description

This Dawson Academy continuing education esthetics course is a hands-on program that will assist the cosmetic dentist in taking those critical steps in accomplishing anterior restorative procedures at their highest level. Restoring anterior teeth and managing dental esthetics with predictability, truly represents the culmination of our understanding of how this intricate system is designed as we attempt to emulate what nature has originally created. Through the use of lecture, clinical videos, and hands-on exercises the restorative dentist will develop the confidence in diagnosis, material selection, preparation design and the creation of key indices to insure predictability in delivering exquisite anterior restorations.

The clinician will have the opportunity to transition the knowledge gained in the “2D” treatment planning mode into a “3D” dental blue print through the use of mounted diagnostic models and the minimal wax technique. The modulation and understanding of Smile Design in an advanced level of dental treatment planning affords the ability to begin with the end in mind, creating an esthetic result that reflects a functionally sound design and insures durability.

The critical information obtained in creating this dental blue print will allow for the fabrication of reduction guides and provisional matrixes to increase your efficiency, productivity and accuracy chairside. We also provide some key concepts in the single most important step in insuring predictability in indirect restoration, creating exquisite prototypes. Special emphasis will be placed on contouring the provisional restoration, and why this is key to long-term functional and esthetic success in every case you perform. Finally, we will discuss with you in detail the cementation and adhesive options so that the proper course of action is matched with each material.

The prime focus of this program is to provide the essential skills and protocols to enhance the clinicians’ ability to create beautiful anterior restorations.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the key concepts of Smile Design relative to Global, Macro and Micro criteria and their assessment related to function and phonetics
  • Develop the skill in creating a “Dental Blue” that will enable the production of key indices and stents that will facilitate preparation and provisonalization
  • Understand the fluid concepts of preparation design as it relates to functional needs, esthetics and the parameters of new materials.
  • Learn an effective and efficient Provisionalization technique
  • Understand the key elements related to the assessment of the prototypes to insure predictability in the final restorations
  • Learn the key elements in laboratory communication to insure a predictable result
  • Understanding the concepts of adhesion and the clinical protocol in the luting of final restorations
Course Details

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

CE Credits: 20

CE Codes: #010(.5L, .5P), #250(.5L, .5P), #690(1.5L, 3P), #730(3L, 6P) and #780(1.5L, 3P)

Class Hours: Day 1 and 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Optional Dinner – The class typically goes to dinner together after class of Day 1. Spouses are welcome to join.

Tuition: $5,395

Recommended Prerequisite: Functional Occlusion- From TMJ to Smile Design, Examination and RecordsTreatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence,  Achieving Predictable Esthetic ResultsThe Art and Science of Equilibration

Course Dates

  1. January 16, 2020 - January 18, 2020

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  2. January 30, 2020 - February 1, 2020

    East Hanover, NJ (Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry)

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  3. February 6, 2020 - February 7, 2020

    Dayton Dental Collaborative

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  4. February 6, 2020 - February 8, 2020

    Denver, CO (Mountain West Dental Institute)

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  5. December 3, 2020 - December 5, 2020

    Chesapeake, VA (Mid Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies))

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