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July 30, 2018

Watch Our Webinar: “Why Dentistry Fails”

Predictable results, a profitable outcome, and a happy patient are what we strive for daily as Dawson dentists.  While many dental procedures are routine and typically yield predictable outcomes, there are times when dentistry fails. Watch Dr. Leonard Hess discuss "Why Dentistry Fails" in a Dawson Academy exclusive webinar. Dr. Hess explores why, how and when dentistry fails our patients and discusses ways dentists can improve their patient's outcome and profitability. View the Webinar Here. Click for Details

June 13, 2018

Preventing Porcelain Breakage in Restorations

When it comes to the placement of a porcelain veneer or other dental restoration, thorough planning and evaluation of all aspects of the patient's masticatory system are the keys to a predictable and lasting result. In a recent article in EduGuide, a Dentistry publication Dr. Ian Buckle discusses the important elements of treatment planning for the best outcome. From lifestyle habits to careful analysis of tooth contact during biting and chewing, gaining a complete understanding of how the new restoration will fit within the structure of a patient's occlusal system will determine the comfort and integrity of the result. The… Click for Details

June 1, 2018

Four Basic Core Principles To Doing It Right

Dr. Andrew Cobb My Dad always used to say, “If you are going to do something, do it right”. I think many of us came to The Dawson Academy like I did to “do it right”. We started by taking the core curriculum lecture and hands-on courses and followed those with more topic-specific courses. We proceeded along our journey to provide our patients with the best possible long lasting dental care, but getting to that point is not always as easy as we’d like. Unfortunately, it is easy to get sidetracked along the way and lose sight of the end… Click for Details

May 25, 2018

Stable Condylar Position

Dr. Ian Buckle of the Dawson Academy UK speaks on achieving excellent long-term results by first finding a stable condylar position. In the Dawson philosophy reorganizing occlusion begins with a stable condylar position. Dr. Buckle suggests that taking a step back and taking your time can help your patients enjoy improved results. Stable Condylar Position Click for Details

April 25, 2018

Full-Mouth Consideration

Dr. Ian Buckle, a senior faculty member of The Dawson Academy speaks about full-mouth consideration for minimally invasive dentistry for beautiful smiles with lasting health. Combined Dr. Dawson's philosophy with the modern patients, Dr. Buckle works to reduce the impact on natural tooth structure through comprehensive analysis and pre-treatment planning. "One of our goals is to solve patients problems while doing as little dentistry as possible." "Our goal and our duty is to do it (restorative dentistry) as minimally invasive as possible... we want to preserve tooth substance and we want to preserve happy healthy smile for the rest of… Click for Details

April 9, 2018

Welcoming the Future: 3-D Printing and Dentistry

BD Seminars and Dr. Ian Buckle have always embraced the use of technology to augment evaluation and treatment planning when it can offer improved accuracy for a better patient experience. We have recently purchased a 3-D printer for use in the creation of dental models as part of the planning process. Models provide not only a multi dimensional and more realistic view for better patient communication, but can also supplement digital images and visual exams when evaluating a patient's occlusion and overall dental health. Our dentists are also able to use this new technology for printing dental splints, often used… Click for Details

March 20, 2018

What would you do?

Dr. Buckle On The Responsibility of Answering, "What Would You Do?" Dr. Ian Buckle, the clinical director of the Dawson Academy, UK  discusses the responsibility of being a dentist and acting as an advocate for patients in special circumstances in a recent publication by the "Education Guide in association with Dentistry."  Dr. Buckle recounts a story about a young lady named Dulcie, and confronts the commonly asked, "What would you do?" To read the whole article. "What Would You Do?" please click here.  Click for Details

March 19, 2018

Following in Family Footsteps!

Following in Family Footsteps! We were delighted to welcome Marie Møller Lund to Examination and Records in Copenhagen in November 2017. Marie is following in the footsteps of her mother Dr Kirsten Steffensen. Kirsten studied with the Dawson Academy in 2011 and has completed many of our advanced courses. We were delighted to welcome Marie and her husband. Here is what Marie had to say about her experience: "Several of my colleagues had recommended the Dawson Academy and my expectations were high! I was told that ”things will never be the same” once I had studied with the Dawson Academy.… Click for Details

March 12, 2018

A Recommendation from Dr. David Bretton

Dr. David Bretton Dr. Bretton shares his experience studying with Dr. Ian Buckle and the Dawson Academy. 'I graduated from Newcastle University in 2013. I completed my foundation training and then worked in a mixed NHS/private general practice from 2014 to 2017. In 2017 I was a winner in the category 'Best Young Dentist' at both the Dentistry and Private Dentistry Awards. In January 2018 I moved to full private practice. I am a regional representative and committee member for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and on the honorary editorial board for DentalTownUK. I am also currently completing… Click for Details

February 5, 2018

Finding the Right Orthodontist

Is your dental practice looking to bring an orthodontist on to your team? Finding the right orthodontist for your team can be a challenge. You want an orthodontist who aligns with your Dawson Academy beliefs, and who is as committed to complete dentistry as you are. Finding the right orthodontist for your practice may take time, here are some helpful hints from The Dawson Academy UK’s Clinical Director Dr. Ian Buckle on how to narrow down the applicants, and secure a well trained, like-minded orthodontist to join your dental care team. Finding The Right Orthodontist For Your Team Goal-centered orthodontics-… Click for Details

January 29, 2018

How To Find A Great Dental Lab

When starting the journey of complete dentistry there are a lot of hurdles you need to get over. One of those is finding a dental lab who shares your goals of occlusion. The word that’s been burnt into my squash by Dr. Ian Buckle is persistence. Persistence is what you need in the search for a dental lab that does not only share your goals of occlusion but also your drive for excellence in every step and the most important step is the one you’re on. For me, it has always been important to have a personal contact with my… Click for Details

January 15, 2018

How To Phase Treatment For Success

When patients require extensive restorative dental work, Dr. Ian Buckle breaks treatment down into three phases. Phasing treatment provides dentist the ability to secure the patient's biological oral stability to support advanced restorations long term. Dr. Ian Buckle, The Dawson Academy UK’s Clinical Director, recommends offering phased treatment plans to help ensure the long-term success of complex restorative cases. How To Phase Treatment for Success The first phase of complete dentistry is to stabilize the bite and restore the patient's basic oral health, ensuring everything is biologically stable. Biological stability is essential for the long-term success of restorative dentistry. The… Click for Details

January 10, 2018

Notes from Alumni Anna Karlsson, DDS

Implementation of the gained knowledge from the Core Curriculum... …takes time and a lot of effort. Pre-Dawson core curriculum I went through a series of courses where I first learned about Centric relation and started mounting models in CR and made my own splints. It was very time consuming but I learnt a lot from that and soon realized that if I involved my assistant in mounting models it would take some pressure off of my shoulders and so the long journey of implementation began. Going through the core curriculum and gaining the knowledge and skills, we have been adding… Click for Details

December 18, 2017

Giving Back For The Holidays

The team at BD Seminars in Wirral wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This year, instead of sending a Christmas card we are donating to two local charities that are dedicated to helping and supporting people and families in need. It is our wish to give back to our local community during the Holiday Season. We will be supporting: Wirral Ark: a shelter offering food, clothing and rest to the homeless and needy, Wirral Ark also offers opportunities for education and training to improve job skills. Sundowns: a local charitable organisation dedicated to supporting… Click for Details

December 12, 2017

The Patient Experience: New Patient Phone Call

We all know that new patients are the lifeblood of a Complete Dentistry practice. A constant influx of patients is needed just to maintain the practice. An important step in this process is the new patient phone call. Your marketing plan has worked and patients are calling. How do you make sure each caller becomes a patient? The most important first step is that you have the right person dealing with new patient calls. This call is the first impression of your practice and this means making sure that the best person is available. There should also be a contingency… Click for Details

December 6, 2017

Getting the Team On Board With Complete Care Dentistry

There is no doubt that if you want to carry out complete dentistry then there is a lot more work involved. The complete examination takes time. Sitting down with your mounted, verified models to do the treatment planning takes time. Organising the treatment workflow takes time. Delivering outstanding functional and aesthetic dentistry, paying attention to the details, takes time. You get the message? It’s going to take time to deliver the best patient care and many dentists are too busy already so adding more work to their already busy day is not sensible. That’s where your team comes in. If… Click for Details

November 27, 2017

The Importance of Treatment Planning

I have been through The Dawson Academy Treatment Planning Functional Aesthetic Excellence course on many occasions, initially as a delegate and subsequently as a mentor or teaching assistant. I am always struck by how different the Dawson approach is, compared with what the majority of us are taught about treatment planning in dental school (certainly in the U.K.). This paradigm shift has to come with an associated change in approach if we are to be successful in implementing the principles taught on the course – if the patient is a “Complete Care” or “Specialty” patient, the decisions regarding their treatment… Click for Details

November 6, 2017

European Alumni Event Wrap Up

The annual Dawson Academy Alumni Event held in Porto, Portugal was a weekend filled with reunions, professional networking, informational lectures and lots of socializing! All enjoyed the scenery, port tastings and the opportunity to meet leaders from the Dawson Academy and the field of dentistry. Among the 50 attendees was Joan Forrest, the President of the Dawson Academy. The weekend was also informative and educational with lectures on the latest applications of the Dawson Academy principles and practical business advice from Larry Guzzardo. Alumni events provide the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the globe, meet new dental professionals… Click for Details

October 5, 2017

Getting a “Yes” With Less Stress

The 2017 Dawson Academy European Event in Porto, Portugal is just around the corner. We are excited to share with you one of our featured presenters, Larry Guzzardo. Larry Guzzardo is a dental consultant who works with dental practices to help them get their patients to say "yes" in a pressure-free environment. Larry Guzzardo invites you to join The Dawson Academy European Event in Porto Portugal October 20 & 21. Larry Guzzardo will be presenting, Winning Patient Acceptance of Comprehensive Dentistry: Getting a Yes With Less Stress. Larry Guzzardo will discuss how to support open lines of communication with your… Click for Details

September 28, 2017

Upcoming Free Webinar: Occlusal Principles for Esthetics and Everyday Dentistry

Dr. Ian Buckle, the Senior Faculty Member & Director of Dawson Academy UK, will be presenting a free online webinar discussing the importance of a thorough occlusal exam and how it serves as the foundation upon which to build your patient care for the best results. Complete Dentistry, the cornerstone of the Dawson Academy teaching principles, focuses on the comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of occlusion. Using these tools, dentists like Dr. Buckle can provide patients with dentistry that addresses both form and function; health and beauty. BD Seminars, home to the Dawson Academy UK, offers a full range of… Click for Details

August 23, 2017

Take The First Step: Functional Occlusion Seminar 1 in Stockholm

Ready to take your dental practice to the next level? The Dawson Academy offers dental professionals the opportunity to improve both the patient experience and your satisfaction as a practicing dentist through the implementation of Complete Dentistry. Founded in the concepts of both aesthetics and function, the concepts of Complete Dentistry provide a framework for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients and resolution for complex problems. The first step in our series of continuing education lectures and courses is Seminar 1: Functional Occlusion from TMJ to Smile Design. This course begins to lay the foundation for enhancing all aspects… Click for Details

August 3, 2017

Welcome Back Felicity!

A familiar face has returned to the offices of the Dawson Academy UK at BD Seminars. Felicity Johnson has returned from maternity leave and is excited to be back with our team, helping to move our business forward as Sally's "right hand" woman. Felicity will be serving as the Business Development Manager, using her strong interpersonal skills and organisational capabilities to keep us on track. BD Seminars continues to grow and expand, striving to offer both current students and our growing number of international alumni quality courses and events that allow for all to meet and mingle. Felicity is looking… Click for Details

July 11, 2017

Join Us In Portugal: Dawson Academy European Alumni Event 2017

The Dawson Academy will host the annual European Alumni Event in Portugal this year. Join us for 2 days of informative lectures and courses presented in a beautiful setting where attendees will have the opportunity to meet leading dental professionals and like minded colleagues from around the globe. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and presenting instructors, including Dr. Ian Buckle and Dr. Alberto Berthet, will be on hand for questions and discussion. Larry Guzzardo will also speak at this event, offering practical dental practice advice on how to integrate the Dawson principles into your office from both a… Click for Details

July 7, 2017

Alumni Testimonials: Hear What Our Students Are Saying

The Dawson Academy has the privilege of teaching dental professionals from the UK and around the globe. We greatly appreciate the testimonials they provide us at the completion of their coursework and continue to be inspired by their passion for learning and applying the concepts of complete dentistry in their daily practice. With step by step methods to provide a systematic and complete approach for treatment planning we can undertake full mouth rehabilitation cases with confidence! Drs. Morland and Morcos Work colleagues and good friends Dr. Ella Morland and Dr. Mira Morcos of Clear Dentistry, 
Bishops Waltham, are almost through the… Click for Details

June 22, 2017

BD Seminars at Stars 17: Located at Stand 75

Dr. Buckle will be joined by Dawson Academy's Clinical Director Dr. John Cranham at tomorrow's Stars of Dentistry 17 in London. Along with other internationally recognized leaders in the field of dentistry, they will welcome dental professionals to a full day of lectures, demonstrations and socializing at the Novotel Hammersmith. Dr. Buckle is the Director of the Dawson Academy UK which is located adjacent to his private practice in the Liverpool area. BD Seminars offers the Dawson Core Curriculum and elective courses, often taught by distinguished alumni and mentors of the Dawson Academy. Look for BD Seminars at Stand 75… Click for Details

June 13, 2017

Summer Events and Special Offers with BD Seminars

Summer is upon us and BD Seminars is heating up with new courses, events and special offers for dental professionals. Now is the perfect time to earn CPD credits while advancing your practical skills and knowledge as a dentist. Our distinguished alumni have enjoyed a renewed passion for addressing the complex concerns of patients using the Dawson Academy concepts of complete dentistry. Led by Dr. Ian Buckle, BD Seminars in Wirral is home to the Dawson Academy UK, offering a full range of courses and advanced hands on training for dentists in all stages in their careers. Meet Dr. Buckle… Click for Details

June 7, 2017

Stars of Dentistry 17: Dr. Buckle Reflects On His Personal Journey in Dentistry

Dr. Buckle, the Director of the Dawson Academy UK, will make an encore at the Stars of Dentistry 17, taking place in London on 23rd June, 2017. This annual event draws some of the leading experts in dentistry from around the globe. Dr. Buckle will be joined by Dr. John Cranham, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Newton Fahl, and many others at this annual event for dental professionals that offers an expo of exhibitors and the opportunity to earn up to 7.5 hours of CPD. Building A Career with Complete Dentistry With over 30 years of experience both practicing and teaching… Click for Details

May 22, 2017

Practical Advice for Dental Practitioners

Dr. Ian Buckle will join Larry Guzzardo in Cornwall next month to offer a presentation followed by Q & A on the important factors in building a well run, efficient practice. Topics covered with include phone skills, front office organisation and how to develop a well run business so that you can focus on patients and results. Communication, case management and handling the business aspect of your patient care can often play an important role in the retention of patients. Diagnose, Communicate, Treat These are the main goals for your growing dental practise. Dr. Buckle will discuss the key components… Click for Details

May 15, 2017

Dr. Buckle Speaking at Carisbrooke Event

Dr. Ian Buckle, the Dawson Academy UK Clinical Director and a practicing dentist serving the Liverpool area, will speak this week at the Carisbrooke Specialist Dental Centre in Leicester. On Saturday, 20th May, Dr. Buckle will lead a full day of learning for dental professionals, speaking on the incorporation of digital technology into the principles of complete dentistry, as taught by the Core Curriculum of the Dawson Academy. Participants will learn how to use digital diagnostics to fully evaluate occlusion and to more accurately plan treatment for improved results. Dr. Buckle offers his first hand knowledge and patient testimony on… Click for Details

May 3, 2017

Early Bird Pricing Special for November Advanced Course

BD Seminars, home to the Dawson Academy UK, is offering an Advanced Course from 2-4 November, 2017: Advanced TMD Patients: Diagnosis and Treatment. To be led by some of our distinguished alumni, this course will provide a more in depth approach to incorporating a systematic approach to examination and records. Dr. Buckle will be joined by Dr. Andrew Cobb and Dr. Gary Warburton for the lectures and hands on sessions. Advanced and elective courses provide the opportunity for students of the Core Curriculum to expand their ability to implement the Dawson principles when addressing complex TMD in a patient. Participants… Click for Details