Seminar Excerpt

This is one of 70 video segments divided into 13 topics. 

Course Description

This dental seminar is the recommended first step in our dental seminars continuing education. As the foundational seminar in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series,” you will learn the timeless message that good, esthetic and complete dentistry must begin with a thorough understanding of dental occlusion and the functions of the masticatory system.

The cornerstone of The Dawson Academy philosophy is a comprehensive understanding of how the TM joint, muscles, proprioceptive input, lower anterior teeth, upper anterior teeth, lower posterior teeth and upper posterior teeth are designed to function in harmony with one another.

Regardless of the latest trends in techniques or materials, these principles will remain the foundation of quality and complete dentistry. You will gain insight and understanding that will change not only how you practice, but your enjoyment of the practice, as well.

We urge you to do what over 40,000 of your fellow dental professionals have already done. Come join us and start your journey along this proven path to success.

Learning Objectives

  • A scientifically based, practical approach to occlusal management in everyday practice.
  • The 10 factors critical to a stable occlusion and how applying them results in long-term success of your general and cosmetic cases.
  • How to identify, prior to treatment, which patients pose a risk of future instability.
  • An examination process that gets the esthetically driven patient to care about the functional implications critical to long-term success.
  • How to know precisely where teeth need to go for veneers, crowns, and implant supported restorations.
  • When it is safe to open vertical and when not to do so.
  • Why porcelain chips and breaks and how to eliminate breakage from your practice.
  • Step by step processes utilizing checklists for functional-esthetic analysis and treatment planning.
  • How to efficiently take the necessary diagnostic records for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • A thorough examination process and how to implement it in your practice.
  • How understanding occlusion saves time, increases profitability and reduces stress.

Course Information

Total Runtime: 11hrs. 55min.

Cost: $999 for 12 month access. Additional 12 month access available at $599/yr. 

CE Credits: 12

Instructors:
John Cranham, DDS Peter E. Dawson, DDS

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience:
General Dentists, Specialists, Laboratory Technicians

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get CE credit for completing this course?

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.

Does this course count toward completing the Core Curriculum?

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.

Do people find it helpful to take the online courses, or is it more helpful to attend in-person?

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.

Can I ask instructors questions if I take the online course?

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

If I purchase the course, do I have access for just the calendar year?

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

Do I have to renew my course subscription every year after my first year?

Only if you want to continue to access the course.

How This Online Course Works

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