Dawson Academy - Functional Occlusion From TMJ to Smile Design

October 10 – 11, 2019
Clearwater Beach, FL

This dental seminar is the recommended first step in the Dawson Academy's dental seminars continuing education. As the foundational seminar in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series,” you will learn the timeless message that good, esthetic and complete dentistry must begin with a thorough understanding of dental occlusion and the functions of the masticatory system.

Learning Objectives

  • A scientifically based, practical approach to occlusal management in everyday practice.
  • The 10 factors critical to a stable occlusion and how applying them results in long-term success of your general and cosmetic cases.
  • How to identify, prior to treatment, which patients pose a risk of future instability.
  • An examination process that gets the esthetically driven patient to care about the functional implications critical to long-term success.
  • How to know precisely where teeth need to go for veneers, crowns, and implant supported restorations.
  • When it is safe to open vertical and when not to do so.
  • Why porcelain chips and breaks and how to eliminate breakage from your practice.
  • Step by step processes utilizing checklists for functional-esthetic analysis and treatment planning.
  • How to efficiently take the necessary diagnostic records for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • A thorough examination process and how to implement it in your practice.
  • How understanding occlusion saves you time, increases profitability and reduces stress.

Event Details

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

CE Credits: 16

CE Codes: #180 (4L), #490 (2L), #550 (2L), #730 (7L) and #780 (1L)

Class Hours: Day 1 & 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Optional Cocktail Party Day 1 following class. Spouses/guests welcome to join.

Instructors: Andrew Cobb, DDS; John C. Cranham, DDS; Peter E. Dawson, DDS**

Tuition: $1,695 per doctor or technician

Recommended Prerequisites: None

**Dr. Peter Dawson only instructs in Florida location


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1201 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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Registration Details

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