Monthly Spotlight June/July
With all of the great content offered by the Spear Faculty and guest writers each month, we want to make certain that you don’t miss any of it. The following is a monthly wrap-up of the articles that resonated with our valued readers and demonstrates the depth and breadth of what we cover.
Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?
By Gary DeWood
Shortly after I seated the case shown here I was talking with a friend about the experience and marveling at how little occlusal adjustment I had to complete.
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The Three Goals of Equilibration
By Mark Fleming
To fully understand equilibration, think of it as three separate adjustments of how a patient’s teeth contact each other at intercuspal position, at edge-to-edge position and through pathways of guidance. Read more >>
The New Value Roles for Dental Practices
By Imtiaz Manji
Value roles give jobs a higher purpose because they provide context and guidance for what’s important in the overall mission of the practice. So what would it look like if we could place the patient at the center of each appointment and surround them with team members in relationship-building value roles? Read more >>
An Unlikely Material That Can Save Your Practice Money
By Darin O’Bryan
So I went into my local hardware store and asked for plumber’s tape, commonly known as the brand name Teflon. The guy behind the counter says to me, “So you got some plumbing repairs?” I replied, “No, I need it for dentistry.” Read more >>
Three Things to Say to a Patient Who Only Wants a Cleaning
By Imtiaz Manji
It’s the common request of patients (and prospective patients) who don’t value dentistry highly: I only want a cleaning. I’ve spoken many times about how you need to build a bridge with this patient to get them to see dentistry—and their oral health—in a new light. But what exactly do you say when they make this request? Read more >>
Why Single Tooth Restorations Need More Adjustments
By Bob Winter
I am frequently asked why occlusal and interproximal contacts of single tooth restorations commonly need more adjusting than multiple tooth restorations. Routine dental treatment commonly involves restoring single posterior teeth with indirect restorations. Read more >>
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