The Dawson Academy introduced a new curriculum based on emerging healthcare services for dentists during a live webinar Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The new curriculum, called the Dental Medical Track, will teach dentists how to provide greater services and integrate their care with the whole medical community.
Joan Forrest, CEO and President of The Dawson Academy, opened the webinar by stating, “Currently, there is a tremendous amount of interest in Dentistry’s role in patient health and wellness.”
Additionally, she stated, “Our founder, Dr. Peter Dawson, has always encouraged dentists to go beyond being a “tooth doctor” to become a “physician of the masticatory system. With the increasing understanding of the relationship between oral health and systemic health, his directive is particularly timely.”
“In an era of exploding medical knowledge, patients spend more time with their dentist and hygienist than with their primary care provider, placing dentistry in a new and unique position to provide critical health care services,” said Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson, Director of the Dental Medical Track at The Dawson Academy.
During the webinar, Wilkerson introduces ways to offer better patient care by providing services, such as disease prevention, advanced cancer screenings, salivary diagnostics, and sleep studies.
To watch this webinar and learn more about how to provide these services in a dental practice, click here.