Our Locations

In order to better serve our students, we have 5 U.S. locations and 3 international locations. The following are each of our locations.

United States Locations


676 N. Michigan Avenue, Omni Hotel, Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60611

The Chicago dental continuing education facility is in the Manus Northwestern Oral Health Center located in the Omni Hotel. In the heart of the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue, students can enjoy not only a great learning environment, but also have immediate access to everything Chicago has to offer right at their doorstep.


925 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203

Located in the Beavallon building, the Mountain West Dental Institute is the hub of dental continuing education and camaraderie for the metro Denver area and in the Rocky Mountain region.  This cutting-edge facility contains a learning lab, four learning operatories, a wet lab with state-of-the-art-digital imaging, a large conference room, board room, and dining hall located within the facility.

The institute is 1.2 miles from the Colorado Convention Center.


390 4th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

This dental facility located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is the main headquarters of The Dawson Academy.

This facility includes a lecture hall that seats 20, lab space for simulations, and four dental chairs for demonstration. Downtown St. Petersburg offers a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues within walking distance of every hotel that accommodates our students.


1207 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320

The Virginia continuing education dental facility is the location of Bayview Dental Lab (owned by Buddy & Ricky Shafer), Dr. John C. Cranham’s private practice, and what has been The Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Studies. It is a 15,000 square foot facility devoted to dental excellence.

Along with a fully operational dental lab and dental practice, is a state of the art teaching facility equipped with 20 kavo lab benches, 5 chairs, a commercial kitchen with break room, a teaching operatory with four camera angles, and the ability to web cast anywhere in the world. The Dawson Academy is proud to have The Virginia facility to be the first Dawson satellite location.