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

Webinar: What is Centric Relation? And Why Should I Care?

Speaker: Leonard A. Hess, DDS

You have heard about centric relation your whole career, and yet most likely you don't actually understand it. The good news is.....you are not alone. It is time for you to understand the true significance of one of the most important concepts in dentistry. It is time for you to experience the predictability and profitability that CR brings.

If you weren't able to make our Watch it Wednesday Webinar, you're in luck! You can watch the recording below.


Thank you for all those who attended and brought your questions to us! Stay tuned to our social media to learn when our next free Watch it Wednesday dental webinar. 



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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: The TMJ Foundation and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Presenter: Mark Allan Piper, M.D., D.M.D.

 

We are so happy to have hosted this amazing free webinar! For those who missed this latest "Watch it Wednesday" live broadcast, we are excited to share with everyone this on-demand video which you can view below. Please bookmark our calendar or subscribe to our emails so you won't miss any of our future educational events.

 


This presentation focuses on identifying patients with joint based airway distortion. Post-traumatic TMJ disc displacements may lead to secondary condylar osteochondral growth disturbances and osseous degeneration, resulting in a loss of ramus height and mandibular horizontal projection. Such patients may risk additional joint damage secondary to maxillomandibular advancement surgery and mandibular advancement devices. TMJ instability may be a direct contributor to a chronic relapse in skeletal, occlusal, and airway dimension.



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Dental Webinar | Single Tooth to Complete Care

Dental Webinar | Single Tooth to Complete Care: Your Career Doesn't Have to be Usual and 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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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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Webinar | Unraveling the Mystery of TMD

You are going to see more and more TMD patients as your practice matures.

The important question is, what did you learn in dental school about addressing and solving problems of the masticatory system, such as bruxism, sore muscles and joints, clicking joints, morning headaches, and chronic fatigue? The answer is not enough. As a Dawson Dentist, you’ll be trained to become the problem solver in your community. Gain the confidence to diagnose and understand TMD by unraveling the mysteries with Resident Expert Dr. Witt Wilkerson. Join us as we simplify a complex subject.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the major sources of temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Implement a checklist for systematic evaluations of TMD

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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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Webinar | What Does a Complete Exam and Records Really Mean?

Join Dr. Leonard Hess and fellow faculty members for a defining discussion of our Complete Examination and Records process.

In this webinar, you will learn about the fundamentals of a Complete examination and accompanying records, enabling you to work towards higher case predictability and successful treatment after attending. Discover the remarkable benefits of implementing this approach in your everyday practice  – and for your patients.

Dr. Hess is accompanied by fellow faculty members Dr. Kimberley Daxon, Dr. Steve Hoard, and Dr. Pio Modi. A live Q&A session takes place towards the end of the webinar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the different components of a Complete exam
  • Discover the various patient benefits
  • Uncover the benefits associated with proper treatment planning
  • Identify the diagnoses that lead to predictable, functionally-esthetic outcomes
  • Answer the 4 key questions that must be addressed following a Complete exam

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Webinar | Adhesive Procedures in the General Practice

This webinar highlights how to use adhesive techniques in daily practice and what kind of material is best to achieve long term success for a single tooth restoration as well as complex cases.

During this webinar, you will recognize more situations where adhesive techniques can be utilized and realize the benefits for you and your patients. When to use a direct or indirect approach will also be discussed. Dr. Stankowska will show different, less invasive solutions than a crown for the common problem of large cavities. You will be motivated to do more minimally invasive dentistry and inspired by Dorota’s passion for dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the best materials for long term success
    Describe the best techniques for long term success
    Compare minimally invasive treatment with direct and indirect approaches
    Explain how to use adhesive techniques in front and back teeth
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Webinar: Communicating with Complete Care Patients

Understanding the full scope of Complete Dentistry from a patient’s perspective can be challenging.

This can lead to poor acceptance of diagnostic records, treatment, and frustration for the Dentist and team. To avoid this, a Complete Dentist must understand how to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. We will cover methods of improving your communication skills during the complete examination, diagnostic records, and treatment presentations. In addition, we will cover skills in handling patient objections during each of these areas. This will help you gain confidence as a complete dentist.

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