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

Webinar: Solving Treatment Planning Dilemmas: The keys to a predictable path of stability

The treatment planning process can be the biggest challenge for any dentist. The goal of all treatment plans is to create long-term stability in the masticatory system regardless of how simple or complex a patient’s conditions present. However, the dilemmas that dentists face sometimes lead to restorative failure or patient dissatisfaction.

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The Dawson Academy names four resident experts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 11, 2019) – The Dawson Academy has named four resident experts to guide its growth in four disciplines of dentistry. Lee Culp and Drs. Kim Daxon, Scott Finlay and DeWitt Wilkerson will lead some of The Dawson Academy’s current curriculum and develop new courses that expand on the principles of occlusion.

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Improving case acceptance with general vs. specialty patients

Note: The Dawson Academy uses the term "specialty patient" in place of "complex care patient" , as well as "general patient" in place of "modest patient".

I remember my first experiences with case acceptance were good ones. I was fresh out of the United State Navy and the 2 years I practiced there served me well. I opened a small practice in rural North Carolina and new patients rolled in on day one. I did amalgams, anterior composites, a few crowns, and lots of extractions. Nothing fancy; just good old bread and butter dentistry. Patients paid me and life was good. Case acceptance was easy. I’d do an exam, tell patients what they needed, how I’d do it, and they’d say yes.

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