The Dawson Academy Blog

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

Read our dentistry blog for articles on patient exams, dental occlusion, centric relation, occlusal equilibration, smile design, and more.

Recent Posts

Breathing, Airway and Dental Occlusion Quiz

The Dawson Academy has been teaching for decades the importance of understanding occlusion in order to provide patients with predictable, functional, and long-lasting care. With the groundswell of recent research it has become clear that airway and sleep-disordered breathing must also be a consideration for patients' long-term health.

Are you screening and treating breathing and airway issues predictably?

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The Dawson Academy’s Airway Symposium returns January 2019

Internationally known dentists to teach two-day symposium in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2018) –The Dawson Academy’s third Airway Symposium will share the latest information and research about the practical application of diagnosing, evaluating and treating airway and sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults.

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Webinar: Airway Orthodontics-An Introduction to the New Paradigm

Dr. Barry Raphael discuss how many of our dental school and residency orthodoxies are now very different than what was taught. He'll turn your thinking about Sleep Dentistry around, too. Traditionally, in orthodontics we align the teeth first, set the occlusion, get the jaws to balance and match the joints, hope the muscles will follow the form, and see about the airway last (if at all).

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The Dawson Academy adds five practicing dentists to faculty

New faculty members assist in teaching The Dawson Academy’s courses

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2018) – Five practicing dentists have been added as faculty members for The Dawson Academy, which provides a pathway to clinical mastery. Drs. Rachel Caldwell, Pio Modi, Andrew Reingold, Joseph Rosenwald and Zachary Sisler will join nearly 30 other faculty members who practice full-time in addition to their roles at the Academy.

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Quiz: How predictable is your dentistry?

The Dawson Academy has been teaching for decades the importance of understanding occlusion in order to provide patients with predictable, functional, and long-lasting care. Practicing our philosophy of Complete Care Dentistry takes away the burden of having to re-do work by predictably treating the problem the first time around.

Are you spending time doing remakes more than your peers? Are you not getting what you need from the lab the first time? 

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Quiz: Are you practicing the way you always envisioned?

Started by Dr. Peter Dawson, The Dawson Academy has been teaching for decades the importance of understanding occlusion in order to provide patients with predictable, functional, and long-lasting care. However, the Dawson Academy Philosophy of Compete Care Dentistry not only allows dentists to provide better care to patients, but allows them to spend more time outside the office doing what is most important to them.

Is your work-life balance up to par with what you envisioned? Are you overall satisfied with your career?

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Learn to practice minimally invasive dentistry

Internationally known dentist Dr. Ian Buckle to teach new one-day course 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2018) – The term “minimally invasive dentistry” is a hot buzzword in the industry, but many dentists struggle to incorporate the approach into their practices. Learn how to use minimally invasive dentistry for maximum success – meaning predictable, clinically sound outcomes and happy patients – at a new one-day course from The Dawson Academy.

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Dawson Student Case Study: Dr. Stacey Hall

Getting Treatment Acceptance Through Patient Education and Comprehensive Treatment Planning

This case was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Dawson Study Club Case Challenge during the Annual Study Club Day

In this case study Dr. Stacey Hall, a Dawson Academy Ambassador, shares how using the Dawson principles and protocols led to:

  1. Treatment acceptance
  2. Better esthetics
  3. Long-term success 
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