Total Health Dentistry for Successful Restorative Private Practice

Course Description

Once you learn to see the mouth with super-powered eyes, you can’t un-see it. In today’s climate of declining health and impersonalized sick care, we are invited to an enormous opportunity.

While we help identify illnesses related to obesity, insulin resistance, arterial disease, sleep-disordered breathing & bacterial/viral/fungal challenges, poly-pharmacology, food sensitivities, and the like, we can change the entire trajectory of a person’s life… and earn the right to move forward with a comprehensive treatment plan.

By helping stabilize systemic illness, we can protect our dentistry, earn health-valuing patient referrals, escalate referrals from the medical community and become the talk of your own town. Decide to take your entire team on a journey that will change your life and theirs!

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to identify 120 documented systemic oral disease connections

  • Inspire your patients and team members by saving lives while you create smiles

  • Discover how to drastically increase health valuing new patients

  • Significantly improve your clinical case acceptance, revenue and profitability

  • Drastically expand your co-referral relationships with the medical community

  • Become the Total Health Dental Practice of distinction in your community

Course Details

Target Audience: General Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Business Team Members

CE Credits: 16

CE Codes: TBD

Class Hours: Day 1 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuition: $895/dentists and $495/team members

Instructor: Susan Maples, DDS

Recommended Prerequisite: none

Course Dates & Locations

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.

About Dr. Susan Maples

Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, Total Health Dental insurance-independent practice in Holt, Michigan. She brings preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 30+ years of experience in private practice. In 2012 she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and one of the Top 8 Innovators (“disruptors”) in Dentistry, and recently received the Lucy Hobbs Mentor Award. (Lucy Hobbs was the first female dentist.)

Susan is the creator of Total Health Academy, a robust online learning curriculum for dental teams to develop a Total Health Dental Practice, the author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life and the developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ , an interactional science-based learning program for dental patients and, an educational screening tool for patients and clinicians to uncover signs of illness such as Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Airway Disorders, Acid Reflux, and Chronic Systemic Inflammation. Susan is also co-investigator in an award-winning diabetes research study entitled Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office.

Past Attendees Said

The course represents the future of dentistry with a total body approach. It is for a dentist that wants to make a real impact on their patient’s lives. It was an awesome course and Dr. Maples is a true inspiration in her approach to dentistry.

Elizabeth Sacrey, DDSGeneva, IL

“Dr. Susan Maples was a game changer for me personally and professionally. Her message is a can’t miss and ahead of our times. The day after her course I changed my personal life and refocused my office life and philosophy to prevention first! I was tired of seeing our youth in poor health and wanted to make a difference.  I realized I was spending too much time treating disease and too little on prevention.  The transformation has been truly rewarding and feel my patients are appreciating our new preventive focus.”

Michael Huguet, DDSPleasant Hill, CA

I learned so much about how to look at the bigger picture of overall health and how to facilitate working with patients to provide the best care possible. Instead of focusing only on the mouth, I learned how to recognize signs of other underlying health problems, and how to implement that into my practice. This course definitely opened my eyes to all the different ways I could expand my practice and help my patients.

Miranda Jimenez, DDSKansas City, MO

“Dr. Susan Maples epitomizes the professional who is committed to transforming lives through her own journey of personal growth. She has gone the extra mile daily as a lifelong student, educator, and patient advocate. It has been my privilege to know Susan as a colleague and friend, observing firsthand her passion for finding solutions leading to total wellness through Dentistry.”

DeWitt Wilkerson, DMDSt. Petersburg, FL

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Our Faculty

Each faculty member is a leading practitioner who has implemented The Dawson Academy’s approach in their own practice, and bring that real world experience back to the classroom.

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Cancellation Policy:

Requests to cancel or transfer registration in a Dawson Academy course, lecture, or event will be accommodated until 60 DAYS PRIOR to start date. Upon request a refund will be provided minus a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, or a one-time course, lecture, or event transfer, which remains valid for 12 months. Less than 60 days prior to course, no refunds or transfers will be issued.

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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 15 credit hours continuing education credits.