By: Joan Forrest, President & CEO
Within the last two weeks, we have had dentists from Japan, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and Australia attend The Dawson Academy's Dental Classes. When talking about the challenges they face, the answers are remarkably the same, regardless of the country. And the challenges identified are those we most often hear from dentists in the United States.
Most Common Dental Challenge
The most often cited challenge is the lack of practical knowledge of occlusion. And, worldwide, as the demand for anterior esthetic dentistry has increased, the failures resulting from this lack of knowledge have increased. Dr. Alexey Goncharov, from Russia, commented that he sees too many cases of broken and chipped veneers resulting from violations of the ten factors of occlusion. He also expressed the difficulty in finding orthodontists and laboratory technicians to work with who understand and practice in centric relation. Fortunately, his Orthodontist, Dr. Evgeny Zubrilin attended the classes with him, which they both felt was extremely beneficial.