Examination & Records

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Examination and Records is a foundational course for the Dawson Academy Core Curriculum. From this hands-on post graduate dental course, you will walk away with an understanding of why a comprehensive examination is essential to the treatment planning process. As Dr. Dawson says “every great treatment plan comes from a well organized records appointment”.

You will learn how to take excellent clinical photographs, facebow record, the easiest, simplest and most predictable way to take a Centric Relation bite record and a comprehensive examination process including muscle examination and TMJ analysis.

We will discuss which patients are straight forward to treat and which require occlusal therapy before definitive treatment is performed.

Course Information

Date: June 5 – 7, 2017
CE Credits: 15
Tuition Fee: INR 2,35,000/- per doctor or technician
Location: Dawson Academy India, Confident Dental Care, Bangalore
Prerequisites: None
Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Laboratory Technicians


  • Acquire efficient records gathering process that can be implemented immediately.
  • Acquire skills to educate each patient during an examination.
  • Establish fees for examination / consultation process.
  • Integrate the ability to ask further focused questions.
  • Locate, verify and precisely record centric relation and mount casts onto an appropriate semi-adjustable articulator.
  • Acquire the skills to use macro digital camera to shoot a full series of diagnostic digital photographs.
  • Verify how to do a correct facebow transfer – and why this is critical to both the diagnostic and restorative phase of treatment.
  • Judge how to do a comprehensive smile analysis – how to recognize the flaw in any smile.
  • Evaluate the system for signs of instability (wear, mobility, migration, muscle issues, of TMJ dysfunction) – the key to clinical examination, and ensure the patient understands the problem.
  • Select a protocol for when to get CT, MRI, etc based on ROM, history and load test.