The Dawson Academy and Henry Schein Inc have formed the Dawson Schein Educational Initiative, a new strategic alliance designed to enhance ongoing dental education across the country. The announcement of the Initiative was made during the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting.
"The true powers of the technologies that continue to impact dentistry can only be realized when integrated with a thorough foundation of sound clinical principles," said Dr Peter Dawson. "The basis of our Academy’s teachings is diagnosis. Today, we have the most advanced methods for diagnosis and treatment in the history of dentistry, and I believe it is more important than ever for dentists to be physicians of the masticatory system. This is why we are so excited about this alliance with Henry Schein and their commitment to dental education.”
"At Henry Schein, we are committed to supporting our dental customers in every aspect of their practice," said Tim Sullivan, President of Henry Schein Dental. "We strive to offer innovative new solutions to dentists and believe that the Dawson Schein Educational Initiative certainly meets those criteria. The technology tools that are revolutionizing the practice of dentistry will only realize their full potential when dental team members have knowledge based on a solid clinical foundation. By striking the right balance between state-of-the-art technology and clinical application, we are helping to ensure the health of dentistry for years to come."
Beginning in the fall of 2008, Dawson Schein cosponsored educational events will be offered in various locations around the United States.  The initial one-day events, "Foundations for Success: Integrating Today’s Technologies for Predictable Results," will be presented by Dr Dawson and other Dawson Academy Faculty, including John Cranham and Shannon Pace. Jointly supported programming will be expanded in 2009 as the two organizations bring their message to locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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