We asked Dawson Faculty members, "What are the common reasons cases fail?" These are their responses:
Dental Articles on Occlusion, Centric Relation, Restorative Dentistry & More
I love using the Cerec for single unit crowns and a balanced bite. One or two crowns, especially in the posterior are great. The workflow is easy and I have full control over contour and occlusion.
But for more complex cases, where I am changing the occlusion or the position of the incisal edge, working with a skilled lab technician is critical. Without a lab partner who understands what we are doing and why we are doing it, there is no way to have a predictable outcome.
When I started my Dawson training and my Dawson journey when I started going through the curriculum, I was actually an associate in a group practice. So I wanted to give you a couple of tips about how you can go back to your practice, a non-Dawson practice where you are an associate, and begin to implement some of the things that you are learning at The Academy.
Becoming a Dawson-trained dentist will change the way a dentist practices and Dr. Leonard Hess's case shows you how.
One of the most common things that we hear is when things do not go well, in other words if a restoration fractures, many dentists are not sure why it fractured in the first place. And sometimes, a situation like that can decrease your confidence because you are trying to find an outlet as to why this could have happened.
When dealing with a symptomatic or a suspected TMD patient, we want to follow a series of protocols, no different, really, than we deal with most of our patients.
This is very important for a number of reasons. It is something we should look at in our new patient examinations and is something that we have to check and make sure that is not present when we are finishing occlusal equilibration.
When we consider the temporomandibular joint, ideally, what we would like to have if we are talking about centric relation is a joint which is unaltered, which means that the condyle disc assembly is in its proper position, fully seated into the glenoid fossa.
The key to success in restoring anterior teeth is the precise location of the incisal edges; where those incisal edges are will determine many things regarding the anterior restoration (including long-term success). It’s important to understand that there is no norm that works for every patient. In fact, the anterior guidance on each case will differ notably.