Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Dawson Seminar 2: Achieving Predictable Esthetic Results, Day 2

Course Code: C06B
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS, PA
Co-Speaker(s): Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD
CE Hours: 7.00
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Laboratory Technician


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Achieving Predictable Esthetic Results is the second dental seminar in The Dawson Academy’s “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series.” This restorative dentistry course will provide attendees with the procedural knowledge to perform contemporary restorative procedures at the highest level. This course will leave each attendee with a clear understanding of the four options of treatment: reshaping, repositioning, restoring and surgical alternatives. Attendees will leave this course with their continuing foundation of complete care principles. Topics to be covered will include advanced airway diagnosis, CBCT as part of the complete exam, advanced joint diagnosis and contemporary orthotic treatment, advanced principles of equilibration, quality control with intentional provisionalization, current concepts on Zirconia, and patient communication and case acceptance. A one-hour lunch break will be provided during this course on both days. Dawson Seminar 1 is NOT a prerequisite for this course.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the complete examination and requirements of occlusal stability.
  • simplify TMJ diagnosis and learn contemporary orthotic treatments.
  • develop the diagnostic criteria for CBCT in the general practice.
  • contract current thoughts on sleep apnea and airway management.
  • discover principles for treatment acceptance and practice growth.
  • identify the rationale for provisionalization and the strategy needed in complex cases.
  • increase their understanding of equilibration and its need for functional stability.
  • review the 11 determinants of occlusion and the four treatment options.

Speaker: Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS, PA

About the speaker: Dental degree, Northwestern University Dental School; senior faculty, The Dawson Academy; member, Inside Dentistry editorial board; private practice, Charlotte, NC.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with the Dawson Academy that may be relevant to this presentation.

Co-Speaker: Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Florida College of Dentistry; senior lecturer, The Dawson Academy; Fellow, American College of Dentists; past president, American Equilibration Society; president, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with the Dawson Academy that may be relevant to this presentation.

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