"Passion for dentistry" course announced

Oct. 28, 2003
Course to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Peter Dawson's illustrious career in dentistry and the 25th anniversary of Dawson's teaching center, the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study.

April 2004 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Peter Dawson's illustrious career in dentistry and the 25th anniversary of Dawson's teaching center, the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. In honor of the occasion, a special three-day course -- "A Passion for Dentistry" -- will be offered from Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, April 24, 2004, at The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida, with a special pre-conference workshop scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2004.

The program will address the broad range of issues affecting today's dental professionals, from current trends in implant dentistry with Dr. Carl Misch, to functional occlusion with Dr. John Kois; from the role of TMJ in complete dentistry with Dr. Mark Piper, to marketing the esthetic practice with Dr. Michael Koczarski. Additional topics include Market Like a Leader with Dr. Paul Homoly; the doctor/technician partnership with Dr. Glenn DuPont and Lee Culp, CDT; and the power of vision with Mr. David Weber. Additionally, Dr. Homoly and Dr. Susan Maples will conclude the meeting with the program Practice Like a Leader.

Keynoting the program is world renowned speaker Andy Hickman, CSP -- author of the best seller Stuff that Really Matters: Establishing Priorities for Your Business and Your Life -- who will entertain participants with magic and illusion while delivering an important message about creating their future. Dr. Peter Dawson himself will address the session, speaking about his reflections of the past 50 years in dentistry.

Pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 21, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -- also at the Hyatt Grand Cypress -- will feature small participation groups and a wealth of timely topics and speakers. Digital photography will be explored with Nelson Rego, CDT, and Edward Lowe, DMD; Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson will discuss splint therapy; and Buddy Shafer, CDT, will address diagnostic waxing. Other pre-conference speakers -- Dr. Hugh Doherty and Ms. Barb Herzog -- will address practice financial success and fee presentations, respectively. Tuition for each of these dynamic pre-conference presentations is $89 per person.

Tuition for the 3-day program is $1,295 per doctor/technician before February 1, 2004 and $695 per team member. From February 1, 2004 and after, tuition is $1,395 per doctor/technician and $750 per team member. Interested participants are urged to call the Dawson Center staff at (800) 952-2178 to reserve their place, since space is limited. Tuition includes continental breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday; lunch Thursday and Friday; cocktail reception on Thursday evening; and Anniversary Banquet on Friday evening. 15 CE credits will also be provided.

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is the premier destination in the Southeastern US. Located on a magnificent 1,500 acre resort, just minutes from Florida's famous theme parks and attractions, it is rated among the world's best resorts by Conde Nast Traveler. The resort has been named the top golf resort in Florida by Golf Digest and features 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf, a professional tennis facility, a full-service Equestrian center, a fully-equipped health and fitness center, a spectacular grotto pool with waterfalls and water slides, and a private lake with canoeing and sailing.