The Dawson Academy Blog

Dental Articles on Occlusion, Centric Relation, Restorative Dentistry & More

The Do's and Dont's of Great Dentists

From over 35 years of teaching dentists, we have noticed a few characteristics and actions that differentiate great dentists from average dentists. What's more, we have noticed these characteristics and actions hold true regardless of where a dentist practices in the world or how long they've been practicing.

The following infographic outlines the Do's and Dont's of Great Dentists.

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The Significance of Anterior Guidance in Obtaining a Stable Result

We believe that the primary goal of an occlusal scheme is first to make sure that we have good stability on closure so that the vertical loading of teeth is balanced all the way around the arch.

We also believe that the patient does not have the ability to rub on posterior teeth.

Rubbing on posterior teeth will increase muscle activity and will almost always lead to some kind of breakdown whether it’s:

  • Wear
  • Mobility
  • Migration
  • Sore musculature

This can lead to headaches and maybe even potentially damage to the joint. If the back teeth aren’t going to rub, then anterior guidance is only second to centric relation for making sure we have a stable seated joint.

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How Digital Dental Ecosystems Will Change Our World

There is so much noise surrounding the dental practice today! Digital this and milling that, going paperless, HIPPA compliance, 3D imaging and virtual models are just a few of the buzz words of our dental publications today. Do you find yourself frustrated trying to keep up? Do you sometimes feel the world is passing you by? Everything these days costs so much! What equipment should I invest in to keep my practice up to date?

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