I was recently talking with a student who described a patient who could not load the joint comfortably. Additionally, the patient had severe wear, an uneven occlusal plane, broken crowns, and despite deprogramming with a cotton roll, he would feel quite a bit of tenderness when the TMJs were load tested.
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.
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.
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.
Patient communication plays a big role in any dental practice. Even the most trained dentist can fail if her or his practice cannot effectively communicate.
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.
When you're checking long centric, it's a postural closure, a very gentle closure from postural position where the jaw might posture slightly forward out of centric relation.
Taking accurate patient examinations and records are crucial to developing a treatment plan and therefore delivering predictable results. There are many tools that can help make this task easier and more accurate.
12 days, 12 planes, 11 presentations, 7 cities, 1 suitcase, 1 message
(and dozens of mosquito bites and a bottle of Advil…)
Through a global educational collaborative with our corporate partners at BioResearch Associates, along with their Asian distributors, I have had the unique opportunity to spend almost 2 weeks in the beautiful countries of India and Thailand, speaking on both TMD and the Dawson Academy philosophy of “The Concept of Complete Dentistry.” The similarities of these countries outweigh their differences; both rooted in culture, faith, respect, and loyalty, as is all of Asia.