The Dawson Academy Blog

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

Webinar: Moving Beyond Single Tooth Dentistry

In this webinar, we share how the Dawson philosophy can place you in the top 10% of dental practices. Learn our 5 tips and strategies for implementing key principles taught in Functional Occlusion—From TMJ to Smile Design. Transform your patient's experience, improve clinical outcomes and begin your journey towards Complete Care Dentistry.

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Webinar - Altering the Vertical Dimension

In this webinar, you will revisit the important parameters that determine the vertical dimension of occlusion for each individual patient.

You will learn how to identify which patients you must consider opening the VDO to have control of the occlusion. We will also discuss which cases you must be very careful about altering the vertical dimension, as well as which cases are too high-risk to open VDO.

Special emphasis will be placed on:

  • Important concepts regarding implant cases
  • The options to open VDO using composite resin
  • How to phase complex cases when cost is an issue
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Webinar: Solving Treatment Planning Dilemmas: The keys to a predictable path of stability

The treatment planning process can be the biggest challenge for any dentist. The goal of all treatment plans is to create long-term stability in the masticatory system regardless of how simple or complex a patient’s conditions present. However, the dilemmas that dentists face sometimes lead to restorative failure or patient dissatisfaction.

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Webinar: Is Splint Therapy Always a Safe Treatment Option?

Splints are more than just a piece of plastic you give to patients when you don't know what else to do with them

Occlusal splint therapy can be a great treatment option for those suffering from occluso-muscle disorders and TMD. Given the wrong type of appliance, however, splint therapy can actually do more harm than good for our patients. With an improper or poorly fabricated device, patients can develop increased pain to the joint, an open bite and other serious implications.

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Webinar: Airway Orthodontics-An Introduction to the New Paradigm

Dr. Barry Raphael discuss how many of our dental school and residency orthodoxies are now very different than what was taught. He'll turn your thinking about Sleep Dentistry around, too. Traditionally, in orthodontics we align the teeth first, set the occlusion, get the jaws to balance and match the joints, hope the muscles will follow the form, and see about the airway last (if at all).

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Webinar: Using Composite to Create a Stable Occlusion

In this presentation, Dr. Ian Buckle will discuss and describe methods to  utilize composite to create occlusal stability both temporarily and as a transitional phase. Being able to provide occlusal stability in such a way will enable treatment plans to be spread over a long period of time easing the economic strain on the patient and allowing more patients to embrace complete solutions.

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Webinar: Why Dentistry Fails

Wonder why some crowns break while others don't? Why a patient is experiencing pain, but it's difficult to pinpoint the source? Why some patients exhibit excessive wear?

During this course, Dr. Leonard Hess will uncover surprising (but common) reasons for clinical failures and a pathway to treatment predictability and patient satisfaction.

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