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

Webinar | Equilibration: Determining the Need and 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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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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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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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

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Webinar: The Role of Repositioning in Complete Dentistry

Learn lessons you can immediately implement for complete dentistry repositioning and increased practice revenue.

Orthodontics is one of four treatment options available in complete dentistry. Why then are so many patients needing this being referred out? Are there workflows that enable general dentists to take on orthodontic cases with confidence?  Can we find more cases that would benefit from these tools, and can we work more constructively with our orthodontist colleagues? Fortunately, we can, and this program will explore how Invisalign has solved all these repositioning questions positively.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe how Invisalign’s ClinCheck® Pro Tool is essential in treatment planning for General Practice Dentists at all levels of orthodontic experience.
  2. Acquire win-win relationships with orthodontists.
  3. Measure increased profitability from rendering efficient Invisalign protocols.
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Truth About Digitally Fabricated Splints

When we talk about digital dentistry, we are really talking about replacing different aspects of the process from the physical world to computer-coded counterparts. It can be everything from capturing of data with intraoral scans, to the software design process, and then fabrication of the splints using some automated manufacturing device. In my office, I’ve liked the digital capture part of the process for a while, but now, digital design and fabrication is exciting too.

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