Dental Continuing Education Curriculum
Course Description

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

Learning Objectives
  • Acquire skills to perform a TMJ/Occlusal examination
  • Learn the co-diagnostic process of the examination and how to ask future focus questions
  • Evaluate the masticatory system for instability in the TM joints, muscles and teeth
  • Learn bilateral manipulation and 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
  • Begin the implementation process to establish the process of complete dentistry
Course Details

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.

Tuition: $5,395

Recommended Prerequisite: Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design

Course Dates & Locations

  1. January 30 - February 1

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

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  2. April 2 - April 4

    Dayton Dental Collaborative

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  3. May 14 - May 16

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  4. October 22 - October 24

    East Hanover, NJ (Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry)

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  5. December 3 - December 5

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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