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

Kimberley Daxon, D.D.S. is the Resident Expert of Removable Prosthetics and has been a Senior Faculty member for The Dawson Academy for over 20 years. Dr. Daxon is also an owner and prosthodontist at Daxon Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. She specializes in complex occlusal disorders, complete dentures, team training, and implants.

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Webinar | Complete Dentures: Pearls for Predictability with Q&A

Join our Removable Prosthodontics Resident Expert Dr. Kimberley Daxon as she answers the many questions you have about fabricating Complete Dentures.

In this webinar, you will be part of a collaborative discussion on various removable prosthodontics principles, including best practices with respect to esthetics, phonetics and function and the importance of determining tooth position prior to implant placement.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to determine if your patient is an ideal Complete Denture candidate, or whether implants are necessary for retention and stability
  • How to take a great border-molded impression
  • Understand how the anterior teeth relate to determining the appropriate occlusal vertical dimension
  • How to problem solve speech impediments - the whistle, lisp and slur

Watch Dr. Daxon's webinar:

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Webinar | The Perfect Pair: Maxillary Denture & 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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2 Considerations of Treatment Planning a Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

When we have patients with an existing maxillary denture who want to transition to some type of implant prosthesis, there are many things to consider when we are treatment planning these types of cases. Number of implants, A/P spread, and vertical space are a few important clinical decisions that must be made. The decision to do a fixed or removable prosthesis, however, can be patient driven, meaning, most patients will want a fixed prosthesis if given the choice.

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Why a Unified Practice Vision is Essential to Complete Dentistry

Having a unified practice vision is essential for implementing complete dentistry. As doctors, we need to have a clear picture or vision of the type of practice we want to have. What type of dentistry do we want to offer? What level of service do we want to deliver to our patients? What does the office look and feel like? What is the reputation we want to have? And what is the personality or culture of our practice?

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Transitioning to a Fixed Implant Supported Prosthesis

When patients come to us with existing maxillary dentures and want to transition to afixed implant supported prosthesis, sometimes the treatment planning process can be a little confusing and a little challenging.

And we tend to maybe let the patient drive that decision and we end up doing a fixed prosthesis. But really the question is, is that the best prosthesis for them?

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