Examination & Records

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”.

International Airway Symposium: Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning

Research is showing a strong connection between poor breathing and many medical problems, including some TMJ signs and symptoms, headaches, bruxism, teeth erosion, gastric reflux, esophageal and throat cancer, chronic cough, asthma like symptoms, respiratory dysfunction, post nasal drip, ADD, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and the list goes on… This course will cover the detailed evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for disordered breathing, sleep apnea, and the different occlusal splint therapy options for managing various Masticatory System problems.

Airway & Breathing Related Disorders – Evaluation, Diagnosis & Treatment

This hands-on workshop will enable the dentist to develop specific clinical guidelines for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of Airway & Breathing Related Disorders. Participants will learn how to examine and test patients, along with phase one management options. Phase two management options, which may include arch expansion and reorganization of the dental occlusion, following the Dawson Principles will be explored.

Achieving Predictable Esthetic Results

This restorative dental course will provide the students with the procedural knowledge to do contemporary restorative procedures at the highest level. This dental seminar will leave each student with a clear understanding of the four options of treatment: Reshaping, Repositioning, Restoring and Surgical alternatives.

Treatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence

This dental ce course provides a programmed approach to predictably diagnose and treatment plan both simple to extremely difficult cases. Utilizing the standardized records discussed in our dental courses Functional Occlusion- from TMJ to Smile Design and Achieving Predictable Esthetic Results each dentist will discover how to visualize optimum dentistry from an esthetic, functional, biological and structural perspective. You will learn to apply the four treatment options: reshaping, repositioning, restoring and surgical correction, which are a critical component of step-by-step dental treatment planning checklists. (Limited to 20 dentists)

The Art & Science of Equilibration

This Dawson Academy hands on course provides continuing education for dentists who need to implement a process of occlusal therapy within their dental practice. Equilibration is a cornerstone for treatment of occlusal disease, and as such, any dentist who wishes to practice complete dentistry must know how to perform all aspects of it correctly. As a participant, you will discover the importance of the trial equilibration and be given the opportunity to adjust several different case types to insure your complete understanding of the material presented. This complete dentistry dental continuing education course includes lectures, videos of patient treatment, and hands-on exercises to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to return home and implement occlusal treatments in your practice on Monday morning. (Limited to 20 dentists)

Esthetic Foundations 1 – Restoring Anterior Teeth

This hands-on program will assist the cosmetic dentist in taking those critical steps in accomplishing anterior restorative procedures at their highest level. Restoring anterior teeth and managing dental esthetics with predictability, truly represents the culmination of our understanding of how this intricate system is designed as we attempt to emulate what nature has originally created.

Advanced Problem Solving

This dental course will provide the participant with the necessary information to solve complex dental problems. Extreme occlusal wear, anterior open bites, deep overbites, extreme overjet and Class III malocclusions will be discussed. Neutral zone and vertical dimension will be covered in detail as it pertains to the treatment of the above problems.

Esthetic Mastery: Designing Natural Beauty with Minimal Invasion

Building upon the concepts presented in Esthetic Foundations 1.0, this course focuses on the essential skills needed to provide beautiful esthetics with minimal invasion through the use of orthodontics, direct and indirect “non-prep” procedures.

TMD Patients: Diagnosis & Treatment

This dental course will teach a systematic process for advanced records when TMD pathology is suspected. A systematic process for the evaluation, differential diagnosis, treatment and management of patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of TMD will be developed. Phase one treatment will focus on occlusal splint therapy. Splint designs will be selected based on the suspected joint diagnosis. Phase two will focus on the definitive treatment steps required to establish a lasting and comfortable occlusion.