Predictable outcomes begin here.

Hands-On

  • Treatment planning starts with good photography.

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  • By working in teams, you’re assured to learn through repetition.

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  • Bimanual Guidance

    This is one skill that cannot be emphasized enough.

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  • Model work made easy.

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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 Dates

  1. September 14 - September 16

    Chicago, IL (Manus Dental)

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  2. October 19 - October 21

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  3. November 9 - November 11

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

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Hear What Past Attendees Say About This Course

Dr. Amir Daoud

“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
Dr. Ronald Mamrick

“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
Dr. Jeremy Masenior

“The Records course is the most instructive hands on course that I’ve ever taken. The course material from Dr. Dawson’s text makes better sense now that it’s coupled with clinical instruction. I’m looking forward to bringing these concepts more fully into practice and continuing with Treatment Planning.”

Dr. Jeremy MaseniorBerlin, MD
Dr. Peter McClellan

“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.”

Dr. Peter McClellanHonolulu, HI
Dr. Michael Santacroce

“The most comprehensive and organized course I’ve ever attended.  Dr. Cobb is a fantastic lecturer and hands on instructor.”

Dr. Michael SantacroceWallingford, CT
Dr. James Troxler

“This course was amazing and I am so thrilled to have taken it! I can’t wait for the next step!”

Dr. James TroxlerBradenton, FL

Still not convinced? Hear from other students who have completed our core curriculum.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

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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. The Dawson Academy designates this activity for 22 credit hours continuing education credits.