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Dawson Academy Offers 2-Day Course on How to Play a Bigger Role in Patient Health

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla July 31, 2015 -- The Dawson Academy will be teaching dentists and dental team members how they can play a bigger role in the total health of their patients in the 2-day course, The Total Wellness Dental Practice in St. Paul, Minn. October 15-16, 2015 and in St. Petersburg December 4-5, 2015.

It is general knowledge that the United States is facing a national health care crisis. There is a trend of ever-rising systemic risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, gastric reflux, Alzheimer’s disease and more.

Despite this rise in risk factors, the average patient visit with their medical doctor is only about seven minutes, occurring once every two years. With the little time patients spend at their doctor’s office, there is a major need for other health professionals to identify and treat these major health issues; no health professionals spend more quality time influencing patients than dental teams.

What’s more, Dr. Michael Roizen, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, recently challenged dentists and dental teams to become the gatekeepers of both oral and systemic health.

“Now more than ever, the well-trained dental team can change and save lives,” DeWitt Wilkerson, D.M.D., Director of Dental Medicine Curriculum at The Dawson Academy shared.

The Dawson Academy is committed to teaching dental teams how to diagnose and treat systemic inflammation created by oral pathogens, sleep apnea, physical inactivity, stress, toxins, Type 2 diabetes, and pro-inflammatory diets. Understanding the dental practice’s role in both diagnosis and therapy of these great risk factors can create a future for both patient and practice health like never before.

To learn more about this course, visit The Dawson Academy website at or call 1-800-952-2178.

About The Dawson Academy

The Dawson Academy is an international provider of science-based dental continuing education, teaching dentists to comprehensively diagnose and treat dental problems with excellence and integrity. The Academy has taught dental courses to the dental industry for over 30 years and is dedicated to teaching the principles and skills necessary for the successful practice of complete, quality, and predictable dentistry. The Dawson Academy’s goal is to make good dentists even better.


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