Course Description

This the second seminar in the Dawson Academy’s “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series.” This restorative dentistry course will provide you with the procedural knowledge to do contemporary restorative procedures at the highest level. After completing this course, you will have a clear understanding of the four options of treatment: Reshaping, Repositioning, Restoring and Surgical alternatives.

Preliminary mouth preparation such as necessary periodontal procedures and occlusal equilibration will be covered in detail. Necessary soft tissue surgical procedures that will provide an ideal gingival backdrop will also be presented. Tooth preparation for crowns and veneers will be understood by each participant. Soft tissue management in conjunction with final impressioning techniques will be discussed in detail. Provisional restorations, bite registration techniques, laboratory communication and cementation/adhesive options will be a cornerstone of this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how to prevent breakage and failure of anterior restorations.
  • Acquire information to maximize function and longevity of anterior restorative dentistry.
  • List the goals of every finished equilibration.
  • Identify the expanded 4×4 process to 16 functional and esthetic requirements.
  • Assess how to efficiently equilibrate the natural dentition and when to use splints in the process.
  • Distinguish when veneers, all ceramic crowns, zirconia, or metal ceramic crowns are the right choice for your patient.
  • Discover the keys to efficient and correct tooth reduction for veneers and crowns.
  • Communicate esthetic gingival position to your Periodontist and Orthodontist.
  • Acquire the key components of lab communication – what to send when.
  • Appraise the value of equilibration in everyday restorative practice.
  • Identify the 10 steps to contouring provisional restorations for optimum phonetics, esthetics, and function, and why this will change your practice forever.
  • Plan how to create a customized anterior guidance for each of your anterior restorative cases.

Seminar Excerpt

Course Information

Instructor: Peter E. Dawson, DDS, Glenn DuPont, DDS, John Cranham, DDS

CE Credits: 12

Runtime: 12 hours

Format: Video + Manual

Tuition: $999 for 12 month access

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Laboratory Technicians

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This online course provides 12 hours of CE credits. Once purchased & watched, you will need to complete a short quiz in order to receive your CE certificate.

Yes. Taking the course online does count as completing that course in our curriculum. You must complete and pass the online CE quiz, however, for it to count.

The advantage of the online course is that you are able to go at your own pace (because the course is broken into small video segments), you don’t have to travel and that you can review any section during your 12-month subscription.
The advantage of attending the in-person course is that you are able to ask questions live and meet other dental professionals going through the courses too.
In the online course, there is a form you can fill out to ask the instructors questions in case there is something you need clarification on, though. It usually takes a few days to receive an answer.

Absolutely. You simply have to fill out the ‘Ask the Instructor’ form. Our instructors are typically able to respond in a few days.

No. You have access to the course for 12-months starting the date you purchase the course.

Only if you want to continue to access the course.

How This Course Works

This course is accessible on computers, tablets and smart phones. Watch the following video to learn how you access online courses.


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 12 credit hour continuing education credit.

Course creation date: 18November2016
Expiration date: 18November2019