Course Fees:$995 for Dentists
$700 for Dental Staff
Dr. DuPont moved to the west coast of Florida in 1970 and attended Gulf High School in New Port Richey, where he met Janet, his future wife, whom he married in 1975. In 1971 he attended the University of South Florida and played basketball for the Bulls while completing his undergraduate degree in Zoology in 1975.
After graduating from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1979, he joined the practice of Doctor Peter Dawson and Doctor Pete Roach in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and they practiced together until the retirements of Doctor Dawson and Doctor Roach. During all this time he has been learning, doing, and teaching restorative dentistry while enjoying his four children, Erin, Kristen, Catherine and Lauren, and now his eight grandchildren. He is a past president of the Pinellas County Dental Association, the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
He taught at the L.D. Pankey Institute for many years, and is currently a Lead Faculty at the Dawson Academy. Besides teaching large and small hands-on courses at the Dawson Academy, he has lectured nationally and internationally. Doctor DuPont is also involved with a large number of professional organizations and study groups. He is past-President of The American Academy of Restorative dentistry, the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration and the Lower Pinellas County Dental Association and is current President of the Florida Prosthodontic Study Group. He also stays very involved with community and church activities.
In a quote from Dr. Peter E. Dawson, he said, "I have called upon a number of special clinicians to provide the most current clinical updates for this text. Doctor Glenn DuPont, senior partner in my former practice, has been a tremendous resource and contributor. As Director of Faculty at the Dawson Center, he has developed an exceptional "hands-on" curriculum for teaching some of the most important concepts and techniques. He is a meticulous restorative dentist who excels in functional esthetics, so his contributions are much appreciated."
Doctor Peter E. Dawson, Functional Occlusion From TMJ to Smile Design, Mosby, 2007.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
Many of our patients desire the creation of a beautiful smile. As dentists it is our responsibility to make beautiful teeth a part of a comprehensive plan that will create a completely healthy mouth. This involves the diagnosis and elimination of any functional or biologic disease process that could cause breakdown of any part of the stomatognathic system.
While there are many aspects to this, one key is understanding how the entire system works, especially how the anterior teeth fit into their functional matrix. Changing the size and shape of the anterior teeth has major functional consequences that relate directly to their long term success. Violating key biologic and functional principles will lead to eventual failure.
Dr. DuPont will share with you the concepts and principles that he has learned since the time he joined Dr. Peter E. Dawson in 1979. These principles have stood the test of time and are the keys to what he does day in and day out in his practice to help each patient achieve beautiful smiles that last by using a logical approach that can be applied to every patient and simplifies even the most difficult problems. This systematic thought process will then be applied to a range of cases as time permits.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sun Sep 13||Barcelona, Spain
|Mon Sep 14||Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Tue Sep 15||Provence (Marseille), France
||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Wed Sep 16||La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy
||8:30 am||8:30 pm|
|Thu Sep 17||Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
||7:00 am||8:00 pm|
|Fri Sep 18||Naples, Italy
||7:00 am||6:30 pm|
|Sat Sep 19||*At Sea - Cruising
|Sun Sep 20||Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain -
Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.
Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.
Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.
It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.
Provence (Marseille), France -
La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
At Sea - Cruising - Cruising
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.