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Discover for yourself how we make good dentists even better. Our dental CE courses are designed for any dentist or dental lab technician at any point in their career who wants to take their dentistry to the next level

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Are you looking for a Dawson trained dentist in your area for yourself or a patient? Use our searchable directory of Dawson Alumni Members all over the world on the Find a Dawson Dentist Website.

Why Dawson?

The Dawson Academy provides dental courses that for decades have proven to be the foundation for the successful practice of complete, predictable dentistry. The Academy teaches our students the essential principles and skills for complete care with primary concentrations in dental occlusion, the temporomandibular joints and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry.

  • Core Curriculum

    For dentists wishing to achieve predictable success, our core curriculum will set you on the path of becoming a “physician of the masticatory system.”

  • Elective Courses

    These courses provide dentists and staff with additional training on a variety of topics, allowing them to be even more Complete Dentists. Topics include the oral-systemic connection, implants, complex cases and more.

  • Team Training Courses

    Practicing complete, predictable dentistry is reliant on more than just the Dentist. These courses teach assistants, hygienists and other team members how to support the Complete Dentist.

What Others Say About Us

I have been blessed with many wonderful mentors in my dental career but I can honestly say Dr. Dawson, Dr. Wilkerson, Dr. Cranham and all the other Dawson faculty members have helped me become a more confident and aware dentist. I would like to pass on my most sincere thank you to the Dawson family for helping me solve so many people’s dental problems.

Anthony LordoThe Total Wellness Dental Practice

The Dawson Academy changed the way I think about each patient.  Now I’m always keeping complete dentistry on my mind.  Not “watching” continual destruction of the dentition but actually treating it.

Ryan SpringerFunctional Occlusion - From TMJ to Smile Design

I have never been so excited to get to the office to do dentistry as I am right now, because of The Dawson  Academy. I have so much more confidence in treating patients.

Aubrey MyersThe Art & Science of Equilibration

The Dawson Academy has shown how important it is for me to develop the treatment plan, design of the restorations, and communicate that information with my lab technicians.

Emily SchwartzTreatment Planning Course

Hear what other students have to say about their experience at The Dawson Academy.

Upcoming courses and events


We recommend you begin with the dental seminar Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design. As the foundational seminar in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series,” you will gain a thorough understanding of dental occlusion and the functions of the masticatory system, which is crucial for being able to provide good, esthetic and complete dentistry.

The cornerstone of The Dawson Academy philosophy is a comprehensive understanding of how the TM joint, muscles, proprioceptive input, lower anterior teeth, upper anterior teeth, lower posterior teeth and upper posterior teeth are designed to function in harmony with one another.

Recent Whitepapers & Articles

How the Occlusal Plane Relates to the Anterior Teeth, Peter E. Dawson, DDS

„How a Missed Centric Causes Problems”

How Disharmony Between the TMJs and the Occlusion Causes Harm, Peter E. Dawson, DDS

How to recognize if your patient should be equilibrated, Dr. Jeff Scott

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The Dawson Diagnostic Wizard is the complete tool for Complete Dentistry.

For years, The Dawson Academy has been teaching and providing checklists to facilitate predictable dentistry. Now, with the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard, using those checklists and getting predictable results is that much easier! The Wizard uses digital checklists and workflows to help dentists gather all the necessary records, complete at 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional work-up, sequence your treatment plan and then communicate all that information to your patients, specialists, and labs.

We are certain you will find the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard to be an extremely valuable tool in your efforts to perform exceptional dentistry!