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You Can't Be a Good Dentist If...

Understanding the Masticatory SystemYou cannot be a good tooth dentist if... 
you don’t understand the temporomandibular joints.

You can’t be a good TMJ doctor if... 
you don’t understand occlusion.

You can’t understand occlusion if... 
you don’t understand how the anterior guidance works.

You can’t be any better than a mediocre dentist if...
you don’t understand how all the parts of the masticatory system fit together and relate to the neuromuscular system. 

In this whitepaper, Dr. Peter Dawson shares:

  • What makes dentistry so complicated
  • Why you must understand how each part of the masticatory system works
  • Signs of disharmony within the occlusal muscle relationship
To download this new whitepaper, click here.

is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He is the author of the all-time best selling dental textbook, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems, as well as, Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design released in 2006, and The Complete Dentist Manual released in 2017. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series” as well as The Dawson Academy. In 2016 Dr. Dawson was presented with the ADA Distinguished Service Award. In addition to numerous other awards and recognitions, Dr. Dawson is the past president of the American Equilibration Society, the Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.