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Dentists have no choice but to be exceptional problem solvers in order to predictably help their patients. The root cause of worn teeth, fractured/cracked teeth, sore muscles, TMJ issues, and more is most often the occlusion, yet it is sadly misunderstood or overlooked by the vast majority of dental practitioners. Do you want to be a clinician that eliminates failures, increases confidence, and boosts productivity?
Identify the 10 factors critical to a stable occlusion resulting in the long-term success of general and cosmetic cases
Explain how to identify, prior to treatment, which patients pose a risk of future instability
Determine tooth positioning for orthodontics, veneers, crowns, or implant-supported restorations
Understand how-to eliminate porcelain chips and breakage
Utilize checklists for functional-esthetic analysis and treatment planning
Employ diagnostic records for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning
Define a thorough examination process and how to implement in practice
Recognize how occlusion saves time, increases profitability, and reduces stress
How-to design a stable, minimal stress occlusion on teeth or implants
Summarize why predictable patient outcomes result from a stable occlusion and how to identify, in advance of treatment, which patients present a high risk
Plan to choose the best treatment options (reshape, orthodontics, restorative, orthognathic) to solve any occlusal/esthetic problem
The cornerstone of The Dawson Academy philosophy is a comprehensive understanding of how the TM joints, muscles, proprioceptive input, lower anterior teeth, upper anterior teeth, lower posterior teeth, and upper posterior teeth are designed to function in harmony with one another. Since 1979, The Dawson Academy has been setting the bar to help dentists understand this intersection of function and esthetics.
As Dr. Dawson said, the latest trends, techniques, and materials without a basic understanding of occlusal principles only allow bad dentistry to be practiced faster. The Dawson principles remain the foundation of complete, quality care dentistry. True long term success, otherwise known as predictability, in restorative care is the merger of esthetic, functional, and phonetic parameters. There is nothing more valuable than being in a position to confidently diagnose and treatment plan all the components of the stomatognathic system.
You will recognize untapped reservoirs of work needing to be performed on your existing patients as you learn the signs of occlusal instability which precede symptoms. Examples will be presented for both analog and digital workflows. This course will give you an insight and understanding that will change not only how you practice, but your enjoyment of practice as well.
Get ready to experience greater levels of predictability and profitability with our new and improved live stream course, Functional Occlusion – An Introduction to Problem Solving. Join the thousands of practitioners who have learned how to make dentistry fun and rewarding along our proven path to success.
Join Dr. Leonard Hess and Dr. John Cranham for the next live stream course on March 12 and 13, 2021.
Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians
NEW! Double up on your occlusion education for nearly half the price. The Timeless Occlusion Collection is your pathway to solving patient problems with over 40 years of Dawson’s leading occlusal education. This offer is available for a limited time.
This course isn’t just about TMJ problems, it is a way to look at everyday dentistry differently and make it better.
Dr. Jordan Lunak
This course is the best money I have spent on any continuing education ever, and I look forward to completing the curriculum and making dentistry fun and predictable.
Dr. John Stooksberry
Excellent course! I think everyone should take it within one-two years of graduating. In dental school, you learn these concepts but you don’t learn how they all connect. This course not only connected the concepts for me, it gave me a system & confidence to implement them in practice. No more guess & pray!
Dr. Meigan Johnson
This course is a “must do” for every dentist. Extremely logical and organized. After 28 years of practice, I am very happy I did it!
Dr. Ramon Duran
This course is not a gimmick. It is a philosophy and standard of care that will change the way I practice for my whole career. It says that everyone is entitled to a complete exam and the work we do should be predictable and last.
Dr. Luke Daining
If you’re interested in taking your understanding of dentistry to a whole new level and providing exceptional dental care to your patients, then this course is a must.
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Why Dentistry Fails
Wonder why some crowns break while others don’t? Why a patient is experiencing pain, but it’s difficult to pinpoint the source? Why some patients exhibit excessive wear?
During this free webinar, Dr. Leonard Hess will uncover surprising (but common) reasons for clinical failures and a pathway to treatment predictability and patient satisfaction.
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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 16 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.