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The Balance of the Sexes
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The Balance of the Sexes

Norway passed a law nearly a year ago that required all publicly held companies to have a board with a minimum of 40% female membership. This...

| 9 years ago
Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?
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Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

I recently completed a case for a young dentist. It had been a long haul for the two of us, and I was both excited and anxious on the day of delivery....

| 9 years ago
Crown Modalities
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Crown Modalities

I recently presented a program at the Florida National Dental Convention held in Orlando. A member of the audience came up to me and asked if we teach...

| 9 years ago
Why Is There Wear?
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Why Is There Wear?

If you're old enough to remember Bill Cosby's question 'Why is there air?' you have probably come to some peace with the dental question in the title. The...

| 9 years ago
Exquisite Impressions
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Exquisite Impressions

For many years, diagnostic impressions weren't given the attention they deserved. As I began to utilize diagnostic models in my practice, the need to...

| 9 years ago
Defining Success: Loving the Journey (Part 2 of 14)
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Defining Success: Loving the Journey (Part 2 of 14)

This is the second video in an ongoing series on Defining Success.

| 9 years ago
Perpetual Learning
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Perpetual Learning

I have worked with thousands of dentists over the last 15 years of teaching, and I have learned that the dentists who are most successful in their...

| 9 years ago
Veneer Prep Tip
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Veneer Prep Tip

Ask your ceramist how he or she would like you to finish your preparations for all ceramic restorations. You might be surprised to hear that the preference...

| 9 years ago
Defining Success: Context for Success (Part 1 of 14)
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Defining Success: Context for Success (Part 1 of 14)

This video is the first in an ongoing series on Defining Success. To view the entire series to date, click here. To receive notifications when new blogs...

| 9 years ago
Advancing Academic Leadership in Dentistry
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Advancing Academic Leadership in Dentistry

June was a very special month for me and my lecture partners of the past 25 years, Vince Kokich and Dave Mathews. On June 12th, we gave a benefit...

| 9 years ago
Creating Great Contacts
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Creating Great Contacts

Recently, while preparing for a lecture on posterior restorative dentistry, I did some research on matrices so I could discuss creating an ideal contact...

| 9 years ago
Belt and Suspenders
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Belt and Suspenders

  Provisionals on veneer preparations can be challenging. The 'shrink to fit' or 'shrink-wrap' technique has gained popularity over the years. That is,...

| 9 years ago