The Dawson Academy Blog

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

Dealing with employee pushback

Have you ever come back from a course all excited about everything that you've learned, only to find out that your staff really isn’t all that much excited about it? I want to give you a quick tip today so that you could avoid having this problem after the next course that you come to.

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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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How to Train Your Team to Talk to About Money and Treatment

Something that comes up all the time when I'm talking to dentists is, "How do I get my staff to talk to patients about treatment and perhaps even talking to patients about money?" And what I would say to these dentists is number one, you've got to get comfortable doing it yourself so that your staff can role-model the behavior that you want them to emulate. But I will give you a couple of quick tips.

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What is Complete Dentistry?

There's a way to practice dentistry that's predictable, profitable, and provides an extremely high level of personal and professional satisfaction. There's no magic to it.

Even in a world that pushes us or tries to push us towards doing usual and customary dentistry, if you take the time to dedicate yourself to learning the aspects of complete dentistry and applying the principles, you can have the kind of practice you dreamed of.

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Networking with Specialists

So creating a network of specialists is not an easy task for a Dawson dentist.

Seek specialists that share the same philosphy.

It presents with a lot of challenges of finding the people that you want to work with, that have the same philosophy, that have the same personality, potentially, as you do, that your patients are going to feel welcome going to.

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Tips for Training Your Front Desk on Complete Dentistry

Training your front desk on complete dentistry is vital to making complete dentistry work in your office. It is maybe not so practical for us to bring all of our teams and our staff to every single talk and course that we take. However, if you can come back and have an office meeting after the courses, even for maybe a 1/2 an hour, reviewing the general principles of what we have been taught at The Dawson Academy, I think that will go a long way with your front desk understanding why we are doing what we are doing.

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