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Dental Articles on Occlusion, Centric Relation, Restorative Dentistry & More

Webinar: What is Centric Relation? And Why Should I Care?

Speaker: Leonard A. Hess, DDS

You have heard about centric relation your whole career, and yet most likely you don't actually understand it. The good news is.....you are not alone. It is time for you to understand the true significance of one of the most important concepts in dentistry. It is time for you to experience the predictability and profitability that CR brings.

If you weren't able to make our Watch it Wednesday Webinar, you're in luck! You can watch the recording below.


Thank you for all those who attended and brought your questions to us! Stay tuned to our social media to learn when our next free Watch it Wednesday dental webinar. 



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Association Webinar: Making a Treatment Plan for Your Practice in 2022

Host: Dr. Shannon Johnson, Association President
Guest: Mr. Larry Guzzardo

Thanks to all those who attended this Association Member Webinar Sneak Peek! It was wonderful to hear all of your questions. For those who could not attend, you can watch the webinar below.

Get ready for this new year by being prepared!

We all know signs almost always precede symptoms when it comes to practicing dentistry, but are you recognizing those signs and symptoms in your practice? Watch as Larry Guzzardo discusses how to put your practice through a complete exam in 2022. Learn what to expect regarding hiring team members, overhead expenses, setting fees, and the overall forecast for dentistry. Larry shares his experience and knowledge from over 25 years of dental practice management, consulting exclusively with complete care dentists and their teams.



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Webinar: The TMJ Foundation and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Presenter: Mark Allan Piper, M.D., D.M.D.

 

We are so happy to have hosted this amazing free webinar! For those who missed this latest "Watch it Wednesday" live broadcast, we are excited to share with everyone this on-demand video which you can view below. Please bookmark our calendar or subscribe to our emails so you won't miss any of our future educational events.

 


This presentation focuses on identifying patients with joint based airway distortion. Post-traumatic TMJ disc displacements may lead to secondary condylar osteochondral growth disturbances and osseous degeneration, resulting in a loss of ramus height and mandibular horizontal projection. Such patients may risk additional joint damage secondary to maxillomandibular advancement surgery and mandibular advancement devices. TMJ instability may be a direct contributor to a chronic relapse in skeletal, occlusal, and airway dimension.



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Dental Webinar | Single Tooth to Complete Care

Dental Webinar | Single Tooth to Complete Care: Your Career Doesn't Have to be Usual and Customary

Are you ready to break out of the dental insurance dictated practice model?
To make decisions based on what is best for the patient, not the insurance company?
If you are... you need skills.

During this 1-hour webinar hosted by our Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess and presented by Drs. Shannon Johnson, Pio Modi and Ryan Springer, we explore the skills encompassed in a complete examination - an examination which looks beyond bacteria and understands the joints, the muscles and how the teeth reach occlusal harmony. We delve into the advanced treatment planning skills and abilities that you'll need in order to move beyond the single tooth and into the management of cases that are interdisciplinary in nature.

The Dawson Academy knows that your practice can be predictable, profitable and fun - but that's not usual or customary. View the webinar now and discover how we can help you find a better way!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what a complete examination truly means.
  • Find out how to become a master diagnostician.
  • Become versed in the essential components of proper treatment planning.
  • Visualize the potential that is currently hiding in your practice.
  • Learn how some dentists can practice without insurance restrictions yet still take insurance.

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The Importance of a Positive Online Reputation for a Dental Business

For dental businesses in a digital age, having a presence on online review platforms is more important than ever. A survey conducted in 2019 by Iron Monk revealed that when searching for a dentist, 43.3 percent chose based on online reviews. This means online reviews are a major factor for dentists looking to grow their clientele.

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Obtaining an Ideal Work-Life Balance as a Dentist

Dentistry consistently ranks within the top ten overall jobs in US News and World Report’s Best Jobs yearly report. Dentists are well-compensated, averaging $155,600 a year across the US. Dentists can have a fairly predictable and sometimes flexible schedule, but chronic stress can creep its way into this profession just as easily as it can in other jobs. Here are a few tips for dentists looking to feel more balanced and less stressed.

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Dental Webinar | The Importance of CBCT for the Complete Dentist

Get ready for a fast-paced review of CBCT incorporation.

During this 1-hour webinar hosted by our Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess, we discuss the impact of CBCT with an emphasis on disorders that can negatively influence a stable occlusion. You will understand where CBCT workflows are incorporated throughout the Complete examination, leading to actionable TMJ, airway, and pathological diagnoses and discoveries.

This is a great opportunity to connect the dots of CBCT to your general practice following The Dawson Academy’s time-tested examination and records process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize how a CBCT can be incorporated into any GP office
  • Understand how CBCT can be used in TMJ diagnosis
  • Conceptualize how CBCT can be used to identify airway issues
  • Visualize the pathologies that are hiding in plain sight in 2D radiographs

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