2022 Live Stream Courses
Advance your dentistry with monthly CE courses from anywhere.
Advance your dentistry with monthly CE courses from anywhere.
Leonard A. Hess, DDS is the Clinical Director at The Dawson Academy and joined the faculty in 2009. He owns Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina, and practices full time in addition to teaching continuing education courses. He is a member of the editorial board for Inside Dentistry and has had over 17 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, AACD, ADA, AES, and NCDS. Dr. Hess began teaching continuing education courses in 2005 on topics including occlusion, smile design, treatment planning, preparation design, and practice integration of Complete Care Dentistry. He’s taught full-day continuing education courses at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s national meeting, The Greater New York Dental Meeting, AACD National Meeting, Pacific Dental Conference, Ontario Dental Association meeting, and The Yankee Dental Conference. Dr. Hess has taught courses in Japan, Germany, Poland, China, and Canada.
Nicholas Rallis, DDS, is a clinical instructor for the New York University College of Dentistry Full Mouth Rehabilitation Continuing Dental Education Program and a former speaker for Invisalign.™ Since 2015 he serves as an Ambassador with the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Rallis is the Co-Leader of the Dawson Academy NYC Study Club, held in our Bayside facility. He graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1988 and completed a General Practice Residency at New York Hospital Queens Medical Center. He has been in private practice since 1990, focusing on family, cosmetic and implant dentistry, and TMD disorders.
Andrew L. Reingold, DMD is considered a leader in both general and cosmetic dentistry and as an Associate Faculty Member at The Dawson Academy he shares his lifelong passions for art and science. As a Founder and President of The Dental Continuum, Dr. Reingold has fostered the education of cutting edge techniques for other dentists, including his published and lectured techniques for rapid tooth whitening. In 1998, Dr. Reingold was awarded the Biotene Award for Excellence in Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Reingold graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s General Practice Residency in Dentistry. He is an active member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU’s College of Dentistry, teaching both general dentistry and esthetics. Dr. Reingold’s expertise consists of smile whitening, crowns and bridges, bonding, and porcelain veneers. Dr. Reingold practices high-tech dentistry and dental medicine with old-fashioned doctor compassion. Drew is also and is .
Jeff Scott, DMD owns and operates his own practice in St. Petersburg, FL specializing in cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. Dr. Scott is a senior faculty member, President of the Dawson Study Clubs, and leads the St. Pete Dawson Study Club. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and his dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Since 2001, Jeff has been part of a team of physicians and dentists treating players, coaches, managers, and staff for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD is the Resident Expert of Integrative Dental Medicine at The Dawson Academy and has been a Faculty Member for over 25 years. Dr. Wilkerson joined Dr. Peter Dawson’s private practice in 1982 and co-owns DuPont & Wilkerson Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida with fellow Senior Faculty Member Dr. Glenn DuPont. He recently published his first book, The Shift: The Dramatic Movement Toward Health Centered Dentistry. Dr. Wilkerson is a recognized leader in researching and educating on dentistry’s role in the diagnosis and medical management of what now is described as “disordered breathing.” Dr. Wilkerson launched The Dawson Academy’s annual Airway Symposium in 2017, and he’s lectured on integrative dental medicine, whole health dental treatments, and airway/dental sleep medicine all over the world. Additionally, Dr. Wilkerson has presented on restorative dentistry, occlusion, and TMJ disorders. Dr. Wilkerson is the current President of the American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health, which works to improve interdisciplinary healthcare and collaboration and increases awareness of the mouth-body health links. He is a past President of the American Equilibration Society. He’s actively involved with the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Christian Medical/Dental Association.
Neeraj Khanna, DDS is a Senior Faculty Member and Study Club Leader at The Dawson Academy. Dr. Khanna also owns his own practice, Khanna Dentistry, in Geneva, Illinois, which provides comprehensive dental services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry, tailored to a patient’s unique dental health needs and personal goals. Dr. Khanna is a noted international speaker who’s lectured for such associations as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and European Society Cosmetic Dentistry, and at meetings like the Chicago Dental Society-Midwinter Meeting and the Dubai World Dental Meeting. He’s involved with a number of dental professional associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Equilibration Society.
In addition, Dr. Modi often assists dental professionals with implementing The Dawson Academy philosophies in their practices. Dr. Modi is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentists and Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry, Ontario Dental Association and Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Kimberley Daxon, DDS is the Resident Expert of Removable Prosthetics and has been a Senior Faculty member at The Dawson Academy for over 18 years. Dr. Daxon is also an owner and prosthodontist at Daxon Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. She specializes in complex occlusal disorders, complete dentures, team training, and implants. Dr. Daxon holds awards from the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Oral Medicine. And is also a member of the International College of Dentists, the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Florida Prosthodontic Association, the West Coast Dental Association, the Advanced Implant Study Club, the Seattle Study Club and the Pinellas County Dental Association.
Dr. Brian Sang is an Associate Faculty Member, Ambassador, and Study Club Leader at The Dawson Academy. He owns and operates his private practice in Florence, SC. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Sang has pursued several postdoctoral courses in various areas of clinical dentistry, including orthodontic, and cosmetic courses. Considered a “continuing education junkie” by his peers, he completes hundreds of hours a year. He has studied with some of the greatest dentists in the world from Newton Fahl in Brazil to Dr. Pete Dawson and Dr. John Cranham in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Sang has attended the Zimmer Institute in Carlsbad, CA for in-depth implant training and is currently attending a year long course to achieve his fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Rajeev Upadya, D.M.D. is a senior faculty member at The Dawson Academy, and he launched The Dawson Academy in India in 2014. He owns Esthetic Dental Care in Florham Park, New Jersey where he practices full time.
He became a member of The Dawson Academy’s faculty in 2008. In addition, he provides case reviews for students and leads The Dawson Academy’s North Jersey Study Club. He is a noted lecturer in the United States and India on such topics as temporomandibular disorders, bite instability and treatment planning.
Dr. Upadya is a member of the Board of Directors for Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an affiliate of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He’s also an accreditation and fellowship candidate for AACD.
From 2020 attendees
“The speakers were excellent and very knowledgeable, but also down to earth. They understand the concerns and flaws we have as practitioners and speak to us directly, and not from a pedestal, but from a place of experience and even failure at times. It’s much appreciated.”
“These classes were awesome and very informative. It was especially great because we had the option of going back and watching the courses again on The Dawson Academy’s website.”
“It’s very satisfying to know that I can do CE without having much down time.”
“I changed my career and because I’m overseas, the borders are closed. It was crucial that I attended these courses and COVID-19 did not stop me.”
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 ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.
The Dawson Academy designates each 2022 live stream course for 4 credit hours of continuing education credit.