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Three Points About Perfectionism

I often hear dentists describe themselves as perfectionists, and it’s easy to see why. It is a profession where skill is measured in microscopic margins, a profession that tends to attract those who proudly sweat the details. In that respect … Read more

159 days ago by 2 Comments

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Anterior Open Bites: Part VII

In this article I want to focus on the specific treatment planning sequence necessary for correcting both the esthetic and functional components of anterior open bites. At Spear we call this process, facially generated treatment planning (FGTP), a term I … Read more

160 days ago by 3 Comments

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The Infamous Mandibular Block

At a recent Facially Generated Treatment Planning workshop, I was having lunch with a group of dentists with a wide range of experience and age–from one year out of school to 20 years of practice. Frustration with the lack of … Read more

160 days ago by 9 Comments

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Crown Lengthening Part I

We all know it’s a fact that crown lengthening is often beneficial, if not downright required, to achieve an optimal restorative result for our patients. When needed, there are two very different times during the patient’s care it can be … Read more

169 days ago by 6 Comments
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