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Shannon Johnson, DMD is an associate faculty member at the Dawson Academy. She also leads two Dawson Study Clubs and teaches the Core Curriculum. Dr. Johnson owns and operates her practice in Louisville, KY.

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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: Joints or Muscles - What is your Complete Exam telling you?

As Dr. Dawson said “Every great treatment plan comes from well organized examination and records appointments."

Dr. Johnson will discuss the key aspects of an occlusal muscle exam, what load testing is revealing, and why our seven screening questions are so important to help uncover the issues beneath the surface of patient problems.

During this webinar we will:

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Webinar: Moving Beyond Single Tooth Dentistry

In this webinar, we share how the Dawson philosophy can place you in the top 10% of dental practices. Learn our 5 tips and strategies for implementing key principles taught in Functional Occlusion—From TMJ to Smile Design. Transform your patient's experience, improve clinical outcomes and begin your journey towards Complete Care Dentistry.

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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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