In Examination and Records and Treatment Planning Functional Esthetic Excellence, a systematic process for conducting a comprehensive examination, taking diagnostic records and developing a treatment plan was introduced. This process works for the majority of patients which have healthy TMJ’s. This dental course will pick up where those courses left off and 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.
Course Size: 20
Understand when TM joint imaging is indicated and how to order it.
Differentiate between different imaging options, understand what the MRI and CT-Scans are showing and how this information relates to the signs and symptoms of TMD.
Understand what insurance codes, including medical, to use when treating TMD problems.
Recognize when to use occlusal splint therapy
Differentiate between different types of splints and when to use which type.
How to fabricate and refine an occlusal splint.
Understand the basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, and neuromuscular relationships that must be considered in the development of an individualized management plan.
How to efficiently and profitably schedule splint therapy.
How to create an appropriate fee structure for service.
How to help patients understand the diagnosis and treatment needed so they will accept your recommendations.
How to create a treatment plan for definitive long-term care
Tuition: $5,495 per doctor or technician
Class Hours: Day 1 & 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CE Credits: 20
CE Codes: #010 (1L), #130 (1L), #180 (4L, 5P) and #730 (1L, 8P)
Get ready for a fast-paced review of CBCT incorporation. During this 1-hour webinar hosted by our Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess, we discuss the impact of CBCT with an emphasis on disorders that can negatively influence a stable occlusion. You will understand where CBCT workflows are incorporated throughout the Complete examination, leading to actionable TMJ, […]
Struggling with TMJ patients? You're not alone. Find out what you might be missing alongside our Clinical Director and panel of expert faculty. In this free dental CE webinar, we’re focusing on everything TMJ–from anatomy to treatment planning to various forms of muscle pain. You’ll understand how the TMJ plays a pivotal role in the […]
Dawson Principle: Form follows Function In this dental webinar, join The Dawson Academy and our senior faculty members for a group conversation about the connection between diagnosis, functional stability, and esthetics. Discover how combining these elements results in the highest quality of patient care with rewarding outcomes. You’ll understand how our time-tested factors of occlusal […]
How to Successfully Diagnose and Treat TMD
In this webinar, you will discover the difference between Occluso-Muscle Disorders, Intracapsular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Related Disorders, how to diagnose the problem accurately and how to approach TMD patients with restorative and esthetic need.
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Please contact The Dawson Academy at 1.800.952.2178 for full details.
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 20 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.