Category Archives: The Dawson Academy VA

Digital Model Accuracy and “Open” Scanning Systems

We want to save everyone both money and frustration on end of the year purchases. The manufacturers are out in full force with the end of the year push on scanners to send digital files to the labs. We continue to get calls almost every day for advice. First, understand digital scanning represents only a […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, CAD/CAM Dental Technology, Clinical Articles, Dental Case Treatment Planning, Dental Continuing Education, Dental Laboratory, Dental Records, Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study, The Dawson Academy VA, Treatment Planning, Uncategorized

Tekscan: Pulling Back the Curtain on Occlusion

It’s no secret that occlusion has been a pivotal topic of discussion in dentistry for many years, keeping some of the most studied doctors and technicians fascinated by the dynamics of what is known and pondering the depths of what is yet to be discovered.  For those who wonder what is happening to teeth during […]

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“7 Steps For A Quality Records Appointment”

1. Start With Quality Impressions Many diagnostic impressions are not viewed with the same attention to detail that a final crown and bridge impression is scrutinized. If these impressions are going to be utilized to for diagnosis, treatment planning, diagnostic waxing, and eventual provisional fabrication, then it makes sense to obtain extremely accurate impressions. 2. […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, Clinical Articles, Dental Case Treatment Planning, Dental Continuing Education, Dental Laboratory, Dental Records, Guest Bloggers, Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study, The Dawson Academy VA, Treatment Planning

Beauty and Function Hit Home with Dr. Lenny Hess

Don’t you love those “Ah-ha” moments when a concept that has avoided sinking into your understanding suddenly becomes clear to you? That was the feeling class attendees experienced as Dr. Lenny Hess brought them into that clearing of understanding through what can, at times, seem like a dark and winding forest of technical information. Dr. […]

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Posted in Bay View Dental Laboratory, Dental Case Treatment Planning, Dental Continuing Education, Dental Laboratory, Dental Records, Mid-Atlantic Center for Advanced Dental Study, The Dawson Academy VA, Treatment Planning, Worn Dentition Cases

“Severe Wear Type Cases Present Special Challenges”

Diagnosis and Pre-Treatment of Worn Dentition Cases Severe wear type cases present special challenges as well as opportunities for the doctor/technician team. A critical first step is to properly diagnose the cause of the wear. From occlusal interferences, to parafunctional habits, to chemical erosion, the causes can be varied but should be an important part of the diagnostic […]

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“Is Your Next Great Patient Staring You In The Face?”

Marketing 101: The Art of the Referral Consider the type of patient you would like in your practice. Stop spending time putting out fires that consume valuable time and energy, with problem patients. Spend more time with your preferred patients and their friends. Birds of a feather really do flock together. Patient surveys show that […]

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“The Dawson Academy Open House”

My wife, Joyce, and I had the good fortune to be invited to the open house for the new Dawson Academy offices in Florida last week.  Several hundred guests including friends, faculty members, city officials, and patients were in attendance for the ribbon cutting and official dedication.  The beautiful building in downtown St Petersburg, FL […]

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“Purpose, Passion, and Persistance”

On May 17th of 2007  my niece Addyson Kelley was born. The second beautiful daughter of my wife’s youngest brother brought great joy to the family. The happy state was soon rocked when a relatively new blood test performed at her birth revealed that she was at risk for Cystic Fibrosis. Follow up tests in […]

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“Comprehensive Exam & Records “

It was our pleasure to host The Dawson Academy for the Comprehensive Exam & Records course at our facility last week. It is the first in a series of hands-on courses designed to take the participant’s to a higher level in their careers. Having been through all the hands-on courses, I can honestly say that […]

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Full Service Lab for Complete Dentistry

“Complete dentistry,” says Peter Dawson, DDS, “is the opposite of incomplete dentistry.” Dr. Dawson founded The Dawson Academy, one of the leading post graduate education and clinical facilities in the world. Complete dentistry considers the entire masticatory system and patient as a whole. The basic principles are that proper diagnosis and treatment planning will deliver […]

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