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Dawson Quick Tip: Creating Anterior Guidance on Wax-Ups

When I first started waxing up my cases in the Dawson Philosophy, I learned later that I had encountered a mistake where I had really steepened anterior guidances on the wax-ups and didn't really quite understand why I continued to do it. When I slowed down and I took a look, I realized that I wasn't taking into account that the articulator helps us. It gives a little fudge factor.

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Dawson Quick Tip: Waxing Smarter Instead of Harder

I'd like to spend a few minutes discussing some of the ways that we can do what's called waxing smarter instead of harder when we're doing our three dimensional workups on the articulator.

Waxing can be a very frustrating skill to learn as we start to become a better Dawson Dentist and a better clinician, and start doing more two dimensional and three dimensional treatment plans for our patients.

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Dawson Quick Tip: Would I Do It On Me?

WIDIOM is the Dawson Academy acronym for Would I Do It On Me.

I think of it kind of like the modern-day golden rule. It's how I live my life. It's how I treat my patients. It's how I treat my family. I think about every single thing that I do with the idea of, is this what I would want somebody else to be doing or suggesting to me?

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Dawson Quick Tip: 3 Ethical Questions For Every Dentist

In his book, The Personal MBA, Josh Kaufman talks about five components that make up every business. And one of those components is sales.

I think as professionals, dentists are sometimes uncomfortable with the idea of selling treatment. But what we have to understand is that it is our responsibility to get our patients to invest in their health.

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