The Dawson Academy Blog

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

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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Webinar: The Transition to Digital - Part II

As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication.

The utilization of new digital technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team, while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dental technician and dentist.


These advancements are not something that will “eventually” emerge in the market, they are realities that are currently being released to further revolutionize the quality of dental care that is being delivered in modern restorative dentistry.

The progressive digital laboratory will have the potential to become the ultimate facilitator of design and communication between all specialties of restorative dentistry involved in patient care, as we now have the ability to diagnosis, treatment plan and restore on a virtual patient with multiple combined data sets.

Aspects to be covered:

  • Learn how to create the virtual patient: with CT, IOS, Facial scanning, and digital facebow and articulation.
  • Explore new ways to achieve optimal Dentist/Surgeon/Technician teamwork, using digital communication and design, and new-shared responsibilities, with Technical-Dentist, Clinical-Technician and Restorative-Surgeon designations.
  • Understand the Restorative services that the Digital laboratory can offer, from simple restorations, Digital Dentures, Orthodontics, to complex Implant and Maxillofacial surgery.
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Standard of Care vs. Standard of Caring

Hello I’m Dr. Paul Homoly. I recently watched the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships. My wife Sweet Lisa and I curled up on the couch, a few of our cats joined us, and we spent a mellow evening watching this country’s finest figure skaters. I like it when TV commentators are former Olympians. They spot crucial distinctions in athlete’s performances that can result in gold medals or no medals at all.

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The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself in 2013.

What's your vision in 2014?

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 approaches, I encourage you to spend time in reflection and planning. Get a pad of paper and a pen to answer these questions:

  • List your priorities: personally and professionally.  
  • What do you want to accomplish in 2014?  
    • Think in terms of what you would like to be different about YOU (your relationships and your practice) when you sit down at the end of next year and reflect.  
  • Create a picture in your mind of what your life, personally and professionally, would look like if it were the best it could be.  
Take some time for yourself in the next few days and create your vision for 2014. Once you create this vision, use it to direct the daily choices you make throughout the year.    
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