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.
Dental CE courses are more than something you need to cross off your to-do list.
In The Dawson Academy office we have a plaque with a quote on it that we all find very important. The plaque says:
"The professional man has no right to be other than a continuous student,” - Greene Vardinand Black.
No matter what industry you work in, it is important to continue learning and advancing your skills throughout your career. When it comes to the dental industry, continuing to learn is crucial for providing great, complete patient care.
Selecting where you will take your dental continuing education courses can be confusing and overwhelming, though. Should you just take your CE at dental meetings? Would a free course in your area suffice? Should you go to an organization, like us, that all they do is teach CE courses?
You can really get involved in the broader spectrum of dentistry, taking the concepts that we’ve learned at The Dawson Academy and expanding those into the whole body.
Today we have so many great things happening in the medical field. As you look here at the titles of books being written, you’ll notice each one of them are written by an M.D.
The emerging body of knowledge within oral-systemic science and the changing nature of the healthcare environment are having a dramatic impact on the practice of dentistry. In the coming years (or even months) dental professionals will be required to play a larger role in collaborative healthcare management teams, as community practice continues its transition to an inter-professional care model.
Current estimates indicate that 75% of the North American population has some form of periodontal disease with approximately 15% demonstrating severe disease. These untreated oral infections have systemic effects.