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11 Things We Learned from Virtual Dental CE in 2020

What a challenge our profession and industry faced last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in our case at The Dawson Academy, this necessity was a quick pivot to be sure we could meet your 2020 continuing education needs.

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Webinar | Periodontal Surgery Essentials for the General Practice

In this webinar, you will witness the incredible results you can achieve while utilizing proper techniques – guiding you to start performing these periodontal procedures by yourself without sending the patient to a specialist.

Foundational periodontal surgery knowledge is essential for every dentist practicing simple procedures. When you extract teeth, you’ll know how to manage the extraction socket and how to place an immediate implant. When treating deep caries, discover how to lengthen surgical crowns in order to place restorations. Additionally, practicing soft tissue grafts around implants and teeth will steer you in the right direction.

Learning Objectives:

  • How-to manage extraction sockets
  • Discuss procedures for successful immediate implant placements
  • Review key steps for surgical crown lengthening
  • Create best practices for soft tissue grafting

Watch Dr. Przemysław Stankowski's webinar:

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Dental Webinar | Posterior Direct Resins

In this webinar, discover many techniques and materials for predictable posterior restorations.

Posterior Composites can be challenging even to a seasoned clinician. Of those, the class II composite continues to be the most challenging of them all. During this presentation, some tips and techniques to improve outcomes will be shared and correlated with the current literature.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss challenges in obtaining a successful Class II restoration
  • Review materials for treating interproximal cavitated carious lesions
  • Describe techniques to improve Class II restorations

Watch Dr. Augusto Robles's webinar:

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Webinar: Orthodontics in Complete Dentistry: When Invisalign is the Best Option

Learn how to make restorative treatment as predictable as possible.

Prosthetic treatment of adult patients often requires prior orthodontic preparation. With the loss or wear of teeth, they change their position. To make restorative treatment as predictable as possible and minimally invasive, previous orthodontic treatment is recommended. During the webinar, Dr. Robert will present on the basis of complex cases treated every day in the Stankowscy & Białach Dentistry office in Poznan, Poland and what complex orthodontic treatment looks like.

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Dental Webinar: Digital Shade Calibration & The Virtual Try-In

Harmonizing shades for indirect or direct restoration of limited treatment in the esthetic zone requires a mastery of understanding color, the optics of teeth and communication with photography. By determination of specific color coordinates of a shade, restoration materials can be selected that greatly reduce the need for interpolation by both the clinician and the laboratory technician.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding the objective determination of color coordinates in selecting a shade
  • Understanding the eLab protocols in image capture
  • Understanding the value of the calibration of images clinically with images recorded on the lab bench to facilitate a virtual try in

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2 Errors to Avoid for High Quality Digital Photography

Digital photography is one of the most important tools you could have in your toolbelt for aesthetic dentistry. If you think about it, an esthetic case starts with a photo and it ends with a photo. But are you taking the proper photos to showcase your work in the best light? There are two common errors that I see with dental photography. First, the picture might be blurry and second, it might be overexposed or washed out.

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