The Dawson Academy Blog

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

The Leading Edge: the Lower Incisal Edge Position

Today’s dentist must deliver high quality, beautiful dentistry.  In dental continuing education, there are countless opportunities to learn the techniques to prepare the maxillary anterior teeth and deliver a decent result. However, I am utterly convinced that once a dentist learns and applies the techniques taught by The Dawson Academy, clinical results will become exceptional. 

A complete dentist will deliver more than just a pretty smile; a complete dentist provides a stunning smile that is not only comfortable, but also maintainable long-term.

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Topics, titles & tricks for effective holiday newsletters for dentists

Good news! The holidays may threaten to do some damage to your bank account on a personal level, but they can have the opposite affect on your practice. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate--or not celebrate--the winter festivities, the season can be a great opportunity for promoting your services and engaging (or even incentivizing) your patients.

Holiday-themed patient newsletters can help you have a profitable winter season.

Of course, there are factors that will determine exactly how effective your newsletters are. Read on to learn the easy, but important, tricks you need to know for sending engaging newsletters over the next couple of months.

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Books Every Dentist Should Read

Books are a great resource for learning how to be a better version of you. They can help us clinically. They can teach us how to be a better leader and boss. And they can also help us with how we live our personal lives.

The following are a collection of books our faculty members love and recommend every dentist (or team) read.

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6 Rules Every Dentist Should Live By

As children, our parents often teach us rules to live by. There’s the golden rule, ‘Treat your neighbor as you would like to be treated.’ Then you may have also heard the phrase, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’

There are countless other pieces of advice and rules our parents taught to help us be successful adults. And whether we like to admit it or not, we’ve probably repeated these phrases later to our children or nieces and nephews.

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Webinar: Dental Insurance Roundtable

Patients love having dental coverage and employers compete for employees by subsidizing these benefits; all the while insurance companies profit handsomely connecting everyone through networks. Every single dental practice is affected by 3rd party dental benefit plans on a daily basis and this subject is the focus of many questions The Dawson Academy faculty receive at each of our courses.

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Webinar: How to Effectively Equilibrate the Natural Dentition

Following proper diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal equilibration can provide selected patients with the most conservative, predictable and safest treatment possible.

Occlusal equilibration can often help avoid the need for more complex treatments. Dentists who have developed proficiency in equilibration universally agree it is one of the most practical skills they use routinely in practice. 

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