Predictable outcomes begin here.

Examination & Records Hands-On

  • Treatment planning starts with good photography.

    ce courses for dentists
  • Finding Centric Relation is a ‘must have’ skill for every examination.

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

    ce dental courses
  • Bimanual Guidance

    This is one skill that cannot be emphasized enough.

    dentist continuing education
  • Treatment Planning requires good photography.

    dentistry course
  • Model work made easy.

    ce courses dental
  • You’ll never have to search for a faculty member.

    ce dental
  • Team work among students

    continuing education dentistry
  • dental ce course
  • continuing education dental courses
  • dentistry courses
  • dentist courses

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

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.

Course Dates

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.

Course Information

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.

Location: See our calendar for specific locations.

Tuition: $4,600

CE Credits: 22

Recommended Prerequisite: Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists

Hear What Past Attendees Say About This Course

“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.”

Dr. Peter McClellanHonolulu, HI

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