This the second seminar in the Dawson Academy’s “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series.” This restorative dentistry course will provide you with the procedural knowledge to do contemporary restorative procedures at the highest level. After completing this course, you will have 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 that will provide an ideal gingival backdrop will also be presented. Tooth preparation for crowns and veneers will be understood by each participant. 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.
This dental seminar is the recommended first step in our 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. 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. Regardless of the latest trends in techniques or materials, these principles will remain the foundation of quality and complete dentistry. You will gain insight and understanding that will change not only how you practice, but your enjoyment of the practice, as well.
In this compact overview of the determinants of occlusion, Dr. Peter Dawson discusses why going beyond single tooth dentistry requires an understanding of the masticatory system and the interrelationship of its parts: the teeth, the muscles and the temporomandibular joints. Without harmony in the system, the potential exists for patients to develop occlusal wear problems, sore teeth, loose teeth, unstable dentitions, muscle pain, fractured teeth and restorations, as well as various oro-facial pain problems.