The Dawson Academy Blog

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

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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Webinar | Digital Workflows in Treatment & Diagnosis The Transition to Digital

As dentistry evolves into the digital world, the successful incorporation of computerization and new technology will continue to provide more efficient methods of communication and fabrication. The utilization of new digital technology will continue to enhance the close cooperation and working relationship of the dentist/technician team, while at the same time retaining the individual creativity and artistry of the skilled dental technician and dentist.

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Webinar | TMD for the Restorative Dentist: An Introduction to a Systematic Process

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from TMD related symptoms per year and are in our practice patient populations.  How does this effect a Restorative practice? Do you have a way to identify and diagnose the TMD patient?

Dr. Dawson said that if you have a symptomatic TMD patient you cannot proceed with restorative care until the patient is stable and asymptomatic. Once the concepts are understood, the Restorative dentist can diagnose and treat a large percentage of TMD patients predictably. This webinar will preview a systematic process to care for the TMD patient.
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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: 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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Webinar | Orthodontic Pearls in Restorative Cases

When the functional matrix of the anterior teeth are combined with the key components of anterior guidance and neutral zone, tooth position is critical to our success. Because of this, orthodontic tooth movement has become more and more important as a treatment step to solve many of the difficult functional and esthetic cases we are faced with.

Moving the teeth, especially the anterior teeth, to their ideal position, or to a better treatment position, is critical to our centric stops, our incisal edge position, our smooth lateral and protrusive function. There is a reason that orthodontics is #2 in our functional treatment options: Reshape teeth, Reposition teeth, Restore teeth and Reposition bone.

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