Lecture to identify key components of a complete examination

Aug. 20, 2008
Lecture to cover exam from occlusion to proper esthetics.

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida--The Dawson Academy will offer a lecture that identifies the key components of a complete examination--from occlusion to proper esthetics.

The 2.5-day lecture, "Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design," will be led by Peter E. Dawson, DDS. Dr. Dawson will be joined by the academy's faculty members: John C. Cranham, DDS; Glenn E. DuPont, DDS; Henry Gremillion, DDS; Jim McKee, DDS; and DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD.

The course will take place Oct. 9-11 at the Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

This lecture is part of the Dawson Academy's core curriculum. The fee is $1,495 per student. After completing the lecture, students will receive 19 continuing education credits. The lecture is available to general dentists, specialists and laboratory technicians.

About the lecture
As the foundational seminar in the "Concept of Complete Dentistry Series," students will learn the timeless message that good, esthetic, and complete dentistry must begin with a thorough understanding of occlusion and the functions of the masticatory system.

An understanding of how the temporomandibular joint, muscles, lower anterior teeth, upper anterior teeth, lower posterior teeth and upper posterior teeth are designed to function in harmony with one another. Students will learn to produce functionally correct restorative dentistry in an efficient, predictable, and profitable fashion.

This approach to treatment planning will provide students with the ability to efficiently and systematically treatment plan. They will also learn to recognize dysfunction in the system, and to recognize cases that will require additional study before restoration.

They will also learn how to design a smile that will be in harmony with function and speech. Students will learn a standardized approach to gathering records--one that will lead to consistent diagnosis and optimum treatment planning.

About the Dawson Academy's core curriculum
Students finishing the core curriculum will have an understanding of optimum oral health and dysfunction of each part of the masticatory system, as well as the supporting structures.

Additionally, students will have an understanding of contemporary esthetic procedures providing their patients with functionally correct dentistry. Treatment decisions will be based upon a standardized comprehensive examination. Through a programmed approach to treatment planning, graduates of the core curriculum will know when reshaping, repositioning, restorative and/or orthognathic surgery is the correct option.

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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