Online Dental Course

Functional Occlusion - From TMJ to Smile Design



“Occlusion is the foundation for everything a dentist does that involves teeth.”

–Dr. Peter Dawson

Seminar One: Functional Occlusion from TMJ to Smile Design is the first step in The Dawson Academy core curriculum. We are excited to offer this online dental course designed to teach every dentist the key principles in occlusion, esthetics and function of the masticatory system.

This course contains 12 hours of video instruction arranged by topic so you can learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like.

Here are just a few of the concepts you will learn: 

  • The 10 factors critical to a stable occlusion
  • Why porcelain chips and breaks and how to eliminate breakage from your practice
  • How understanding occlusion saves you time, increases profitability and reduces stress
  • And more...

Do what over 40,000 of your fellow dental professionals have already done and start your journey along this proven path to success.

Course Video Sample:

Course Details

Instructors: John Cranham, DDS & Peter E. Dawson, DDS
CE Credits: 12
Cost: $999

More Information

Video System Requirements

  • High Speed Internet Connection (recommended)
  • Current version flash player plugin for your web browser.
  • Adobe PDF reader required for manual.
  • Videos are accessible on Windows, Mac, and iPad Operating systems.

What People Are Saying

"With two spirited toddlers at home, my ability to spend extended time away from home is limited. Being able to take Seminar One online meant that I was able to start the Dawson Academy sooner than I might have been able to otherwise. 

The way the online course is formatted allowed me to spend as little as 10 minutes at a time when I could, and complete it at my own pace, while still getting the quality education and solid foundation that the Dawson Academy provides.  I would highly recommend this online course to anyone."

- Dr. Casey Jones
Dr. Jay Wise, DDS and Dr. Casey Jones, DMD

"I'm so thankful that I can reference the online version of the Functional Occlusion seminar now that I'm beginning to implement what I have learned from the Dawson curriculum.  I have gone back to the material online several times to review key details.  

Having the lectures in this format has increased my confidence as I continue to pursue all that I am learning through the Dawson Academy."

- Dr. Elizabeth Shanley Lestini, DDS