Plan and visualize ideal esthetics and ideal function.


  • Work on actual study casts to apply these concepts.

    continuing dental education
  • Plan and visualize ideal esthetics and ideal function.

    dental ce
  • Master all of the critical checklists used to treatment plan every case.

    Dentistry course
  • Develop an ideal, efficient and profitable treatment sequence.

    Continuing Dental Education Course
  • Students treatment plan a variety of cases.

    Dental Treatment Planning Course

Course Description

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.

After sharing knowledge in these areas, our instructors walk through case studies showing you the correct option(s) for each patient. Once a specific, comprehensive treatment plan is decided upon, then the critical step of sequencing the treatment for efficiency and profitability will be determined and discussed. Since you cannot practice complete dentistry without a complete plan, our students learn how to segment large treatment plans enabling patients with financial issues to receive optimum treatment over time without compromising their oral health.

The focus of this continuing dental education program is to integrate a comprehensive dental treatment planning process into your practice. Recommendations based on best practices are discussed to help assist you with organizing your busy schedule and a creating a space for optimum treatment planning. How to present your treatment plan will also be discussed as well as many other aspects of procedures and materials.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish a step-by-step process for treatment planning any restorative case, from the simplest to the most complex.
  • Explore why 90% of mistakes occur not during the restorative phase, but rather during the treatment planning process.
  • Plan and visualize ideal esthetics and ideal function.
  • Discover the need for/value of quality records.
  • Master all of the critical checklists used to treatment plan every case.
  • Investigate how the teeth should be positioned in space for optimum esthetics, phonetics and function.
  • Identify specifically how to utilize the diagnostic photographs in conjunction with mounted diagnostic models to visualize an optimum course of treatment.
  • Work on actual study casts to apply these concepts.
  • Develop an ideal, efficient and profitable treatment sequence for each case.
  • Create a segmented treatment plan so that optimum care can be delivered over a longer period of time.
  • Organize your schedule and create a treatment planning process within your practice.

Breakdown your schedule to create a consultation process within your practice; one that will connect with your patients wants and needs, as well as boost case acceptance.

Course Dates

  1. September 27 - September 29

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  2. October 22 - October 24

    St. Petersburg, FL (The Dawson Academy)

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  3. November 8 - November 10

    Chesapeake, VA (Mid Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies))

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Dr. Robert Wynn

“This was a very good course to help get the knowledge and confidence to go back to your office and take action and implement the skills for unraveling the mystery of a complex case and its presentation to the patient.”

Dr. Robert WynnPeoria, IL

“As a result of the Dawson Courses, I’m very confident that I can present a viable treatment solution for each one of my patients, no matter case.”

Dr. Lawrence WhiteChicago, IL
Dr. Aaron Springhetti

“If you want to develop confidence in treatment planning predictable cases with no non-sense step-by-step guidelines, this course is for you.”

Dr. Aaron SpringhettiFishers, IN
Dr. Joseph Bender

“This course really helps to apply the knowledge gained from previous Dawson Academy courses to the development of a sound treatment plan and subsequent treatment of my patients in a predictable manner.  I feel that this is a life changing moment in my professional career.  I am deeply grateful to the Dawson Academy for the mentoring they have provided me.  In particular I am so appreciative of Dr. Glenn DuPont.  Not only is Glenn an exceptional clinician he is also an outstanding teacher!  In 32 years of practicing dentistry I have learned more from the Dawson Academy courses than all the other CE courses I have taken combined!  I have always loved doing dentistry.  The Dawson Academy has made me love what I do even more by empowering me to provide predictable complete care.”

Dr. Joseph BenderPort Charlotte, FL

“I have started to look at patients in a different way, knowing that I am much better equipped and more confident to handle tough cases that I have been reluctant to approach in the past.”

Dr. Will WagnerTuscaloosa, AL

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

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.

*Students who finance tuition through the Lending Club financing program are subject to special terms and conditions.

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.