Course to teach dentists about building a TMD-esthetic practice

Aug. 27, 2008
Dawson Academy to offer 2.5-day hands-on course on subject Oct. 27-29.

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida--The Dawson Academy can teach dentists how to recognize different states of temporomandibular joint breakdown and the impact that is has on treatment planning for esthetic and restorative dentistry.

A new two-and-a-half-day hands-on course addressing The TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)-Esthetic Practice, will be given by Jim McKee, DDS. The class will take place Oct. 27-29 at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg.

This hands-on course, part of the Dawson Academy's Advanced Restorative Elective Track, is limited to 12 dentists. The fee is $4,000 per student. Each student will receive 20 continuing education credits after completing the course.

Before taking the course, it's strongly recommended that students take The academy's Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design lecture and the Comprehensive Examination and Records hands-on course.

About the hands-on course
With the increased demand for esthetic services and with TMJ problems on the rise, especially in younger people, esthetic dentistry and TMD have become key elements in today's restorative practice. This course will combine lecture, workshop, and hands-on learning to help transition a practice to a higher level of predictability and enjoyment for patients, staff members, and dentists.

About Advanced Restorative Electives
Beyond the foundational clinical competencies developed in the core curriculum, the courses in this track are designed to develop confidence and ability to successfully treat major restorative cases. Advanced diagnosis and treatment planning, especially sequencing complex cases, is the hallmark of the programming in the advanced restorative track. The specific "how-tos" of the most current materials, techniques and technologies are woven throughout these advanced offerings.

For more information about the classes, dates, locations, prices and continuing education credits, contact the Dawson Academy at (800) 952-2178 or by visiting Dawson Academy.

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