The Dawson Academy Blog

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

Webinar | Complete care dentistry, understanding the ‘WHY’

Many dentists spend decades wandering through the desert of insurance based “standard of care.”  Most know there is a better way, but struggle with the WHY!  Dr. Hess explains the path to a 'better way' for your patients and yourself.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how a complete examination can unlock unlimited potential in your practice
  • Recall the keys to predictable results and higher practice satisfaction
  • Compare the difference between treating symptoms and treating the cause
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Webinar | Simplifying Removable Partial Denture Design

During this webinar, we look at placing implants in single sites to more challenging cases involving multiple implant restorations and grafting to help build a better foundation for long-term success.

Since many of our patients cannot afford, or are unable to go through, the surgeries for implants, it is important to design a well-fitting removable partial denture that actually strengthens the teeth as the teeth support the partial. Using the Dawson concepts and principles of Complete Dentistry, there are three key components that must be understood.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the 3 key components of removable partial denture (RPD) design
  • Be able to design various RDP’s
  • Sequence the steps to completing a RPD 
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Webinar | The Socket: Inside and Out

One of the most challenging areas in implant dentistry is managing a socket post-extraction.

Specifically, the challenge in how to maintain the socket to allow for an ideal foundation for future implant placement. This webinar will look at the extraction socket from all angles including the biology and how it changes to ways to preserve the socket. Grafting materials and suturing techniques will be discussed along with a video demonstration of a socket preservation on a model.

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Webinar | The Perfect Pair: Maxillary Denture and the Mandibular Hybrid

Restoring the edentulous patient challenges us with many treatment options which can be overwhelming at times.

From complete dentures, to 2-implant overdentures, to fixed hybrids, how do we know which option is best? This one hour webinar will discuss a very specific case type: a maxillary denture opposing a fixed implant hybrid. The rationale for this "perfect pair" will be discussed, as well as a step by step approach to treatment planning that can be applied to all patients who need and want this treatment option.

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Webinar: Patient Communication that Connects in a Touchless World

The interesting aspect of our need to go touchless is that it brought clarity. We now understand the importance of adaptability and that it simply cannot happen without embracing technology. So, what does that mean for your daily operation strategy? You may need to adjust the course and pivot to re-assess as new information and technology present itself.

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Webinar | Digital Workflows in Treatment & Diagnosis The Transition to Digital

As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication. The utilization of new digital technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team, while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dental technician and dentist.

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Webinar | TMD for the Restorative Dentist: An Introduction to a Systematic Process

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from TMD related symptoms per year and are in our practice patient populations.  How does this effect a Restorative practice? Do you have a way to identify and diagnose the TMD patient?

Dr. Dawson said that if you have a symptomatic TMD patient you cannot proceed with restorative care until the patient is stable and asymptomatic. Once the concepts are understood, the Restorative dentist can diagnose and treat a large percentage of TMD patients predictably. This webinar will preview a systematic process to care for the TMD patient.
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Webinar: Communicating with Complete Care Patients

Understanding the full scope of Complete Dentistry from a patient’s perspective can be challenging.

This can lead to poor acceptance of diagnostic records, treatment, and frustration for the Dentist and team. To avoid this, a Complete Dentist must understand how to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. We will cover methods of improving your communication skills during the complete examination, diagnostic records, and treatment presentations. In addition, we will cover skills in handling patient objections during each of these areas. This will help you gain confidence as a complete dentist.

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