Dawson Academy to teach students about predictable esthetic results

Jan. 6, 2009
Lectures to be given in Boston and Orlando.

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida--The Dawson Academy will take one of its main core curriculum lectures on the road so students in other parts of the country can learn how to perform contemporary restorative procedures at a higher level.

Achieving Predictable Esthetic Results is a 2.5-day lecture that will be given by Peter E. Dawson, DDS, John C. Cranham, DDS, and Glenn E. DuPont, DDS. The lecture will be held March 12-14, 2009, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, Mass., and then again Nov. 5-7 at The Peabody in Orlando, Fla.

About the lecture
Each student should leave the lecture with a clear understanding of the four options of treatment: reshaping, repositioning, restoring and surgical alternatives. Preliminary mouth preparation, such as necessary periodontal procedures and occlusal equilibration, will be covered in detail.

Necessary soft-tissue surgical procedures aimed to provide an ideal gingival backdrop will also be presented. Tooth preparation for crowns and veneers will be covered, too. Soft-tissue management in conjunction with final impressioning techniques will be discussed in detail.

Provisional restorations, bite registration techniques, laboratory communication, and cementation/adhesive options will be a cornerstone of this presentation. The lecture fee is $1,495 per dentist or technician with 19 continuing education credits to be offered. There are no prerequisites to take this lecture; it is open to general dentists, specialists; and laboratory technicians.

About the core curriculum
The core curriculum teaches the fundamental principles and clinical skills that make dentistry completely predictable. The essence of the curriculum is that the teeth are only one part of the masticatory system. When the entire system functions in harmony, teeth are healthy and stable.

Understanding the masticatory system enables one to determine the exact position and contour of anterior teeth. When examined and diagnosed within the framework of the entire system, problems such as excessive tooth wear, sore teeth and masticatory muscles, and fractured restorations can be solved. Completion of the core curriculum will move one beyond being a "tooth doctor" and set one on the path of becoming a "physician of the masticatory system."

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

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