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

Dental Webinar | How-to Overcome the Struggle with TMJ Patients

Struggling with TMJ patients? You're not alone.

Find out what you might be missing alongside our Clinical Director and panel of expert faculty. In this free dental CE webinar, we’re focusing on everything TMJ–from anatomy to treatment planning to various forms of muscle pain. You’ll understand how the TMJ plays a pivotal role in the Complete health of our patients in any type of case, resulting in reduced failures and boosted confidence.

This webinar will be hosted by Clinical Director, Dr. Leonard Hess, and faculty members Dr. Angie Gribble Hedlund and Dr. Stephen Hoard–all of whom have extensive experience treating TMJ patients following The Dawson Academy’s time-tested, systematic approach.

Start eliminating the worry around these patients with a fundamental understanding of the TMJs and the role they play in long-term success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the anatomy and function of the TMJs
  • Review what causes TMD disorders
  • Summarize the steps that should be taken to solve TMJ-related problems
  • Differentiate between occlusal muscle pain and intracapsular pain

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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 | Complete Care Dentistry – Understanding the 'WHY'

Many dentists spend decades wandering through the desert of insurance based “standard of care.”  Most know there is a better way, but struggle with the WHY!  Dr. Hess explains the path to a 'better way' for your patients and yourself.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how a complete examination can unlock unlimited potential in your practice
  • Recall the keys to predictable results and higher practice satisfaction
  • Compare the difference between treating symptoms and treating the cause
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Webinar: Patient Communication that Connects in a Touchless World

The interesting aspect of our need to go touchless is that it brought clarity. We now understand the importance of adaptability and that it simply cannot happen without embracing technology. So, what does that mean for your daily operation strategy? You may need to adjust the course and pivot to re-assess as new information and technology present itself.

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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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Webinar: Case Closed

Take home a process to know what your patients want and what matters most to them.

Zig Ziglar once shared, "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want". Friends, setting our clinical bar to the highest level is clearly our foundation for long-term success. That said, what does your average patient understand more? What you know they need? Or what they know they want? Join us and learn HOW TO know what your patients want, as well as, HOW TO connect what you know matters to what matters most to them.

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