Examination and Records is one of the most important dental courses that a dentist will master on the path to complete dentistry. The cornerstone of the Dawson philosophy begins with a thorough comprehensive examination and the gathering of necessary records accurately. As Dr. Dawson says “every great treatment plan comes from a well organized Records appointment”.
The examination and accompanying records are the ﬁrst step in the process of complete dentistry. This hands-on program will cover all aspects of the exam and records process.
Course Size: 20
Acquire skills to perform a TMJ/Occlusal examination.
Clarify the co-diagnostic process of the examination and explain how to ask future focus questions.
Evaluate the masticatory system for instability in the TM joints, muscles, and teeth.
Employ bilateral manipulation and outline how to obtain an accurate veriﬁable centric relation record.
Master the use of a lucia jig to help obtain a centric relation bite record.
Verify how to do a correct face-bow transfer and why it is critical to both the diagnostic and restorative phases of treatment.
Mount casts using the face-bow transfer and CR record on a semi-adjustable articulator.
Acquire the skills to use a macro digital camera to shoot a series of diagnostic photographs.
Design the implementation process to establish the process of complete dentistry.
Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists
CE Credits: 22
CE Codes: #010 (2L, 3P), #130 (2L, 1P), #180 (3L, 3P), #730 (2L, 2P) and #780 (2L, 2P)
Class Hours: Day 1 and 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Optional Dinner – The class typically goes to dinner together after class of Day 1. Spouses are welcome to join.
“The course was excellent. I have been to many CE courses but nothing came even close to the impact this will have on my career as a dentist, I cant wait to take the next course!!”
Dr. Amir DaoudLargo, FL
“Great course! Uplifting and Encouraging. So far it is the most helpful course that will impact my practice, my life and my future. I am beginning to work towards implementation.”
Dr. Ronald MamrickMidlothian, VA
“The most comprehensive and organized course I’ve ever attended. Dr. Cobb is a fantastic lecturer and hands on instructor.”
Dr. Michael SantacroceWallingford, CT
“The whole team at The Dawson Academy made me feel like a home away from home. Every question I had they could answer. Their knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail is outstanding. I can’t imagine spending time learning about dentistry anywhere else.”
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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 22 credit hours continuing education credits.
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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.