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The Dawson Academy and Sculpture Studios expand access to digital dentistry

Partnership helps more dentists learn how to use digital dentistry for predictable, long-lasting results

The Dawson Academy is partnering with Sculpture Studios, a dental laboratory and center for education, research and product development, to expand educational opportunities for dental professionals who want to learn how to use digital dentistry for long-term, predictable, esthetic results for patients.

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The Dawson Academy names four resident experts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 11, 2019) – The Dawson Academy has named four resident experts to guide its growth in four disciplines of dentistry. Lee Culp and Drs. Kim Daxon, Scott Finlay and DeWitt Wilkerson will lead some of The Dawson Academy’s current curriculum and develop new courses that expand on the principles of occlusion.

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New online course on case acceptance

 New visiting faculty member Dr. Paul Homoly to lead new one-year program

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2019) – The Dawson Academy, which provides a pathway to clinical mastery for dental professionals, has added a new online program to its course offerings. The course helps dental practices improve case acceptance with a systematic approach to patient communication.
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Learn digital protocols for dentistry that increase predictability

Registration open for The Dawson Academy’s two-day course on digital dentistry

PETERSBURG, Fla. (Fe­­b. 12, 2019) – The Dawson Academy is introducing a new course offering “Digital Solutions for Complete Dentistry.” Dental professionals will learn how to implement a completely digital workflow in this hands-on “workshop.”

Digital protocols allow dental professionals to improve predictability, efficiency and productivity. A fully digital workflow allows the dental team and patient to preview the new smile, make revisions through provisional restorations, and then predictably create the exact smile and function in the final result. This course covers all aspects of digital protocols from the records gathering process to producing the final result. 

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New Dawson mini-residencies around the U.S.

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2019) – The Dawson Academy has announced three new locations for its programs for post-graduate dentists and lab technicians to enhance their general dentistry skills and solve complex dental problems.

Called mini-residencies, the customized continuing education path provides dental practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to master complete dental care and evolve past single tooth dentistry. During the mini-residencies, dental practitioners receive hands-on clinical learning experiences and one-on-one instruction in The Dawson Academy’s curriculum.

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The Dawson Difference: How it changed my practice and life

My experience with The Dawson Academy started with a perfect storm in my practice. It was a combination of:

  • I bought a practice that had a lot of patients with a long history of facial pain and TMJ problems.
  • I was ill prepared to treat them, but most importantly is I was unconsciously incompetent. I didn't realize I didn't know what I was doing.
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The Dawson Academy’s Airway Symposium returns January 2019

Internationally known dentists to teach two-day symposium in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2018) –The Dawson Academy’s third Airway Symposium will share the latest information and research about the practical application of diagnosing, evaluating and treating airway and sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults.

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