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

Dental Webinar | Single Tooth to Complete Care: Your Career Doesn't Have to be Usual & Customary

Are you ready to break out of the dental insurance dictated practice model?
To make decisions based on what is best for the patient, not the insurance company?
If you are... you need skills.

During this 1-hour webinar hosted by our Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess and presented by Drs. Shannon Johnson, Pio Modi and Ryan Springer, we explore the skills encompassed in a complete examination - an examination which looks beyond bacteria and understands the joints, the muscles and how the teeth reach occlusal harmony. We delve into the advanced treatment planning skills and abilities that you'll need in order to move beyond the single tooth and into the management of cases that are interdisciplinary in nature.

The Dawson Academy knows that your practice can be predictable, profitable and fun - but that's not usual or customary. View the webinar now and discover how we can help you find a better way!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what a complete examination truly means.
  • Find out how to become a master diagnostician.
  • Become versed in the essential components of proper treatment planning.
  • Visualize the potential that is currently hiding in your practice.
  • Learn how some dentists can practice without insurance restrictions yet still take insurance.

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The Importance of a Positive Online Reputation for a Dental Business

For dental businesses in a digital age, having a presence on online review platforms is more important than ever. A survey conducted in 2019 by Iron Monk revealed that when searching for a dentist, 43.3 percent chose based on online reviews. This means online reviews are a major factor for dentists looking to grow their clientele.

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Obtaining an Ideal Work-Life Balance as a Dentist

Dentistry consistently ranks within the top ten overall jobs in US News and World Report’s Best Jobs yearly report. Dentists are well-compensated, averaging $155,600 a year across the US. Dentists can have a fairly predictable and sometimes flexible schedule, but chronic stress can creep its way into this profession just as easily as it can in other jobs. Here are a few tips for dentists looking to feel more balanced and less stressed.

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Dental Webinar | The Importance of CBCT for the Complete Dentist

Get ready for a fast-paced review of CBCT incorporation.

During this 1-hour webinar hosted by our Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess, we discuss the impact of CBCT with an emphasis on disorders that can negatively influence a stable occlusion. You will understand where CBCT workflows are incorporated throughout the Complete examination, leading to actionable TMJ, airway, and pathological diagnoses and discoveries.

This is a great opportunity to connect the dots of CBCT to your general practice following The Dawson Academy’s time-tested examination and records process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize how a CBCT can be incorporated into any GP office
  • Understand how CBCT can be used in TMJ diagnosis
  • Conceptualize how CBCT can be used to identify airway issues
  • Visualize the pathologies that are hiding in plain sight in 2D radiographs

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Dental Webinar | How-to Overcome the Struggle with TMJ Patients

Struggling with TMJ patients? You're not alone.

Find out what you might be missing alongside our Clinical Director and panel of expert faculty. In this free dental CE webinar, we’re focusing on everything TMJ–from anatomy to treatment planning to various forms of muscle pain. You’ll understand how the TMJ plays a pivotal role in the Complete health of our patients in any type of case, resulting in reduced failures and boosted confidence.

This webinar will be hosted by Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess, and faculty members Dr. Angie Gribble Hedlund and Dr. Stephen Hoard–all of whom have extensive experience treating TMJ patients following The Dawson Academy’s time-tested, systematic approach.

Start eliminating the worry around these patients with a fundamental understanding of the TMJs and the role they play in long-term success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the anatomy and function of the TMJs
  • Review what causes TMD disorders
  • Summarize the steps that should be taken to solve TMJ-related problems
  • Differentiate between occlusal muscle pain and intracapsular pain

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Webinar | Connecting Function and Esthetics for Complete Care

Dawson Principle: Form follows Function

In this dental webinar, join The Dawson Academy and our senior faculty members for a group conversation about the connection between diagnosis, functional stability, and esthetics. Discover how combining these elements results in the highest quality of patient care with rewarding outcomes. You’ll understand how our time-tested factors of occlusal stability are directly linked to great esthetic smile design. 

This webinar is hosted by Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess, and faculty members Dr. Neeraj Khanna and Dr. Shannon Johnson. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about The Dawson Academy’s approach to Complete dentistry with our panel of experts who have been practicing in the Dawson private practice for over a decade.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the connections between function and esthetics
  • Discover how inadequate diagnosis leads to many restorative failures
  • Increase your knowledge of joint-based issues and their connection to a lack of case predictability

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Equilibration: Determining the Need & Communicating with Patients

Equilibration is critical for treatment of occlusal disease and Complete Dentists must know how to perform all aspects of it correctly.

In this webinar, you will learn the fundamentals of equilibration and uncover its clinical relevance with Senior Faculty Member, Dr. Neeraj Khanna. You’ll identify when and why equilibration is necessary for treatment, while discovering its many benefits. We’ll also review best practices for better patient communication, resulting in increased case acceptance and more predictable outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review equilibration fundamentals and principles
  • Identify the ‘must-equilibrate’ patients in your practice
  • Correct problems in your patient communication strategies regarding equilibration
  • Increase case acceptance by stressing the importance of proper examinations and treatment to patients

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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

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