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This two-day dental hygienist ce course is designed to significantly enhance the dental hygienist’s knowledge of complete dentistry as it relates to periodontal health and occlusal stability. The hygienist will learn that the key to long-term success of optimum health begins with a thorough understanding of the masticatory system and the use of centric relation.
Through both hands-on exercises and lecture, the hygienist will understand the complete exam process, identify signs of occlusal instability and how they relate to patients’ symptoms and periodontal disease. He/she will also learn communication skills necessary to transition patients to a “complete” dental practice. Designed to parallel the dentists’ curriculum, this dental hygiene course will reinforce the hygienist’s vital role in bringing the practice full circle for the development of optimum oral health and longevity for all patients!
Course Size: 20
Identify a systematic approach to understanding centric relation dentistry and the importance of healthy occlusion.
Recognize and gain a clear understanding of what optimum oral health looks like.
Recall head and neck anatomy as it relates to the temporomandibular joints, muscles and the bite.
Observe the role of occlusion in predictable, stable oral health.
Identify the relationship between occlusion and periodontal disease.
Explore the complete exam process and how to utilize this information at the hygiene visit.
Assess the importance of quality diagnostic records and how they are obtained.
Distinguish the role of the hygienist in transitioning the practice to complete dental practice.
Observe how to implement and discuss the concepts of complete dentistry with patients chairside.
Breakdown and introduce other common topics such as headaches, splints, sleep apnea and nutrition.
This is an awesome opportunity for your hygienists to understand complete dentistry. The instructors Dr. Daxon and her hygienist Joanne were very thorough and will definitely encourage your hygienists to perform better and help your patients, as well as your practice,to continue to thrive.
Kara CifelliCollingswood, NJ
This course is amazingly helpful in calibrating Dawson dentists with their hygienists in effective communication between each other and between their patients about complete dentistry.
Jessica KileMechanicsburg, OH
Dr Daxon and Mrs Bailey were the best speakers I have ever taken a class from. I gained the knowledge I needed in order to effectively explain occlusal and TMJ problems to my patients. I really appreciated the opportunity to go to this class and help my team provide better care!
Erika WarnerCheynne, WY
This course is an absolute must for the hygienists on your team! It is, by far, the best clinical course I have ever been to and I have been in dentistry for 20 years.
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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 14 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.