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New Spear Course: Difficult Conversations in the Operatory for the Hygienist

Your hygienist has a lot of contact with your patients. Just as dentists often need to have difficult conversations with patients about treatment...

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Dental Implants: Modifying Provisionals

Fig. 1 If you are like me, then implants are becoming a bigger and bigger part of your practice. As we know, managing soft tissue around our...

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I Won't Do Ortho!!!

Editor note: Dr. Gary DeWood served as a co-author I hear this is a common statement made by your adult patients when you have orthodontics in...

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Why Every Clinician Should Have Pink Composite in the Office

Composite resin plays a vital part in the daily practice of nearly every clinician. Composite is esthetic, conservative and quick compared to indirect...

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How Many Implants in the Edentulous Mandible?

Fig. 1 How many dental implants would you like to see in the edentulous mandible?  Certainly there are many questions: Fixed or...

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Make Today Your Interdependence Day

'We hold these truths to be self-evident …' Those famous words from the Declaration of Independence helped launch a great nation. And as we celebrate...

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New Spear Course: Outcome Based Design Principles for Anterior Partial Coverage Restorations

A new Spear Restorative course, Outcome Based Design Principles for Anterior Partial Coverage Restorations, is now available! In this course, Dr....

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New Spear Course: Maximizing Value for Your Practice During the New Patient Interview

When you meet with a new patient for their first appointment, are you utilizing that experience to maximize value for your practice? What types of...

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“PERMISSIVE INTERCUSPATION” What is That All About!?!

Both Dawson and Okeson have clearly taught us that when the mandible is moving in the direction of the maxilla in the centric relation closure arc and...

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The “5-By-5” Solution to Better Performance

One of the more common mistakes I see in dental careers is to embark on a course of action without the context of a greater plan. I'm talking about...

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Dentistry and Core Values

The concept of dentistry and core values was formally presented to me in 2004, while progressing through the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Intitute,...

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My Favorite Human Resources Myths - Part 1

I want to stress that these HR myths are not unique to dental offices.  I have experienced these in companies large and small, but as business owners,...

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