The Dawson Academy: Examination & Records

Dec 10-12, 2015

Examination and Records is one of the most important dental courses that a dentist will master on the path to complete dentistry. The cornerstone of the Dawson philosophy begins with a thorough comprehensive examination and the gathering of necessary records accurately. As Dr. Dawson says “every great treatment plan comes from a well organized Records appointment”.

The examination and accompanying records are the first step in the process of complete dentistry. This hands-on program will cover all aspects of the exam and records process.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire skills to perform a TMJ/Occlusal examination
  • Learn the co-diagnostic process of the examination and how to ask future focus questions
  • Evaluate the masticatory system for instability in the TM joints, muscles and teeth
  • Learn bilateral manipulation and how to obtain an accurate verifiable centric relation record
  • Master the use of a lucia jig to help obtain a centric relation bite record
  • Verify how to do a correct face-bow transfer and why it is critical to both the diagnostic and restorative phases of treatment
  • Mount casts using the face-bow transfer and CR record on a semi- adjustable articulator
  • Acquire the skills to use a macro digital camera to shoot a series of diagnostic photographs
  • Begin the implementation process to establish the process of complete dentistry