The Dawson Academy 2 Day European Alumni Event

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Location: Invictus Dental Academy, Porto, Portugal

Cost:  £695 + vat

Early Bird: £595 + Vat until July 31

Team offers available 

Start Date: Friday 20 October 2017

End Date: Saturday 21 October 2017

Course Description and Learning Objectives:

Day 1 with Dr Ian Buckle and Dr Alberto Canabez 

The Complete Interdisciplinary Team

A systematic approach to working together

Many of our patients require interdisciplinary solutions and that often involves working as part of a team. However, communication between team members can often be challenging and details are often “lost in translation”. The restorative dentist is usually the anchor of the team but prerestorative alignment by the orthodontist will be critical to the success of the case as will the correct placement of implants and periodontal care.

So we how do we ensure that we achieve the results that our patients deserve with predictability, efficiency and productivity?

In this presentation Alberto and Ian will discuss:

    • Getting started – agreeing goals
    • The complete examination
    • A Predictable Step-by-step treatment planning process
    • The role of the orthodontist
    • The role of the periodontist
    • Joint treatment planning – working as a team
    • Organising the workflow
    • The role of GDP orthodontics
    • Corticotomies, TADs and the role of surgery.
    • Case studies to illustrate all of the above

Day 2 with Larry Guzzardo

Better Communication = Increased Case Acceptance:

Getting to “Yes” with Less Stress

The essence of practice building is motivating patients to choose YOUR DENTAL TEAM FOR COMPLETE DENTISTRY. Meeting patient needs and desires is the key, yet discovering those needs and wants isn’t always easy. Treatment acceptance requires effective interviewing and communication skills. A vital part of every team member’s job description is to promote quality patient care and fine dentistry.

Essential to the process is the team’s belief in the value of dental care provided in their practice. This exciting lecture develops the communications skills, the process and the systems necessary to educate and motivate the patient to acceptance.

Learn how to motivate patients to acceptance through:

      • Taking the stress out of talking to patients about treatment.
      • Presenting treatment with the highest of integrity.
      • Never feel like a salesman when presenting treatment.
      • Asking better questions to receive better answers
      • Practicing effective listening to truly understand a patient’s needs.


Dr. Ian Buckle, BDS, Senior Faculty Dawson Academy 

Ian Buckle is the first International member of the teaching faculty at the Dawson Academy.
As The Dawson Academy UK’s Clinical Director, Dr. Buckle lectures nationally and internationally on functional and aesthetic dentistry. He is involved directly with the hands on courses of the Core Curriculum, seminars, & study clubs and provides continuing education to dental professionals worldwide. He spends approximately two-thirds of his time in practice and the other third as an educator. He believes this balance keeps him on the leading edge of both disciplines.
Ian qualified from Liverpool University in 1985. He has over 30 years experience in general practice both in the Private sector and with the National Health Service. A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), British Dental Association (BDA) and Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) he completes over 100 hours of postgraduate education every year.
Ian Buckle runs a Private Practice in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral, UK concentrating on comprehensive reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry. 

Dr. Alberto Canabez Berthet
Doctor in Odontology University of Uruguay 1990.
Professor of FACE Roth-Williams Orthodontic postgraduate program since 2002 (San Sebastian, Spain
Professor of FACE Roth Williams Orthodontic postgraduate program since 2011, (Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest-
Professor of FACE Roth Williams Orthodontic postgraduate program since 2013, (Istanbul- Turkey)
Professor of FACE Roth Williams Orthodontic postgraduate program since 2015, (Moscow – Russia)
Active Member of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics
Member of Roth Williams International Society of orthodontists 

Larry Guzzardo 

Larry Guzzardo is a highly sought after dental practice consultant and international speaker. His skill and talent is offering practical, common sense solutions to improve dental practice productivity. In addition to his consulting business, Larry is co-founder of All-Star Dental Academy, an online training and certification program designed to improve scheduling processes and enhance the patient experience. He is also a faculty member at the Dawson Academy. Larry has delivered countless presentations including, “Winning Patient Acceptance of Fine Dentistry,” “Working with You is Tearing Us Apart,” and “The Leadership Challenge.” 

Class size: 25 (limited numbers)


·         2 Days of education

·         Personal interaction with the Instructors

·         Meeting other like – minded professionals

·         Ability to discuss cases, techniques and issues relevant to your practice

·         Unlimited refreshments provided for all delegates for 2 days

Accommodation: This is not included within the package. Hotel recommendations upon booking.


Universidade Católica Porto Foz 

Room EC105

Rua Diogo de Botelho, 1327

4169-005 Porto – Portugal

Tuition Fees: £695 + vat

Early bird: £595+vat until July 31 

Team offers available

CE Credits: 16

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists.

To enrol please contact us on +44(0) 151 342 0410 or make an enquiry.