The Dawson Academy Blog

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

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 | Treatment Planning: The All on 4/5/6 The Dawson Way

In this webinar you will learn the fundamentals of diagnosing and treatment planning a full arch implant-supported prosthesis.

"I wanted to share a bigger picture of the steps we take to treatment plan these cases. You will pay a big price for this on the restorative side if you don't get it right." - John C. Cranham, DDS

Special emphasis will be placed on visualizing where the teeth need to reside in space for optimum esthetics, phonetics, function, and biologic health. You will see how the Dawson Academy 2D and 3D protocols, in conjunction with a CBCT and digital design, allows you to visualize and plan optimally. This webinar is a precursor to a full, in-depth live stream course led by Dr. Cranham on November 13, 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine what specific data is needed to correct incisal edge position, incisal planes, occlusal planes and vertical dimension.

  • Compare how occlusal design on all on 4/5/6 cases differs from occlusal design on teeth.

  • Outline protocols to visualize optimum implant placement, based on tooth position.

  • Identify the different software options available to properly plan these cases.

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Webinar | Airway & TMD - What's the Connection?

This webinar highlights the connection and studies between UARS and TMD that relate to breathing disordered sleep. Dr. Witt Wilkerson shares valuable insights gained from several years of intense study of these overlapping subjects.

During this webinar, you will recognize the connections between Airway and TMD by studying the subjects side by side. TMD is a basket syndrome with common symptoms such as sore muscles/joints, bruxism, headaches, and chronic fatigue. Interestingly, those are exactly the same symptoms experienced by many patients with the medical diagnosis of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), a problem related to breathing disordered sleep.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement use of the IDM Checklist for clinical use
  • Describe the relationship of disordered breathing and TMD
  • Identify the common symptoms associated the TMD
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Webinar | Adhesive Procedures in the General Practice

This webinar highlights how to use adhesive techniques in daily practice and what kind of material is best to achieve long term success for a single tooth restoration as well as complex cases.

During this webinar, you will recognize more situations where adhesive techniques can be utilized and realize the benefits for you and your patients. When to use a direct or indirect approach will also be discussed. Dr. Stankowska will show different, less invasive solutions than a crown for the common problem of large cavities. You will be motivated to do more minimally invasive dentistry and inspired by Dorota’s passion for dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the best materials for long term success
    Describe the best techniques for long term success
    Compare minimally invasive treatment with direct and indirect approaches
    Explain how to use adhesive techniques in front and back teeth
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Webinar | Creative and Critical Thinking Inside a Digital Revolution

We, as a profession, are individually and collectively facing a strategic shift to our core economic, clinical, and philosophical value systems.

The digital transformation continues at a Moore’s Law pace forcing every individual dentist to navigate the balance between what we know and where we want to go. Today, creative critical thinking affects our self-esteem, judgement, chosen path, new skills, economic ROI and fuels our desire to reach our full potential for our family, staff, and patients. Dr. Dawson and the master teachers provided the foundation for every dentist to succeed professionally. Don’t think outside of your current box, just get a new expanded box. The future of dentistry has never been more exciting or challenging.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how to capitalize on your inner creative values
  • Discuss the true definitions of digital and technology
  • Summarize why the master teachers guide your future
  • Formulate technological decisions based on your vision
  • Ascertain how to think about occlusion, TMD, pain, and prosthetics in 2020
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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 | The Socket: Inside and Out

One of the most challenging areas in implant dentistry is managing a socket post-extraction.

Specifically, the challenge in how to maintain the socket to allow for an ideal foundation for future implant placement. This webinar will look at the extraction socket from all angles including the biology and how it changes to ways to preserve the socket. Grafting materials and suturing techniques will be discussed along with a video demonstration of a socket preservation on a model.

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Webinar | The Perfect Pair: Maxillary Denture and the Mandibular Hybrid

Restoring the edentulous patient challenges us with many treatment options which can be overwhelming at times.

From complete dentures, to 2-implant overdentures, to fixed hybrids, how do we know which option is best? This one hour webinar will discuss a very specific case type: a maxillary denture opposing a fixed implant hybrid. The rationale for this "perfect pair" will be discussed, as well as a step by step approach to treatment planning that can be applied to all patients who need and want this treatment option.

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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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