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Become a Better Client With The Lab Check-In Checklist

The use of checklists is a proven strategy to reduce errors and increase predictability. This strategy propelled mobile surgical clinics in Africa and Asia to better morbidity and mortality scores than the top US hospitals . Also, since the early crashes of the B-17 during testing led to the...

By Gary DeWood on July 30, 2015

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The One-at-a-Time Approach to Building a Learning Environment

There are many factors that go into effective leadership. To get lasting results, start by setting daily, weekly and monthly goals...

By Imtiaz Manji on July 31, 2015
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Ergonomic Benefits of Ultrasonic Instrumentation
By Kim Miller on July 30, 2015
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What Implant Is That?
By John Carson on July 29, 2015

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Ergonomic Benefits of Ultrasonic Instrumentation

As a clinician who was trained primarily to use hand scalers, I'm encouraged by how incorporating ultrasonic instrumentation immediately improves the...

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What Implant Is That?

Have your ever inherited a case with an unknown implant type that you need to identify in order to treat?  If it's not happened to you yet count your...

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One Simple Thing NOT to Do to Increase Your Case Acceptance

I talk a lot about value creation, and how important it is to develop your communication skills so that you know what to say to get patients thinking...

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New Spear Course: "Challenges of Practice Leadership"

Practicing dentistry is more than just using your clinical skills…improving your practice management skills is crucial to running a successful dental practice....

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New Spear Course: Presenting Treatment Options Versus a Treatment Plan to Improve Case Acceptance

Spear's latest Team Meeting course is now available! Presenting Treatment Options Versus a Treatment Plan to Improve Case Acceptance, Dr. Frank Spear...

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Determining the Completion of Growth for Implant Placement in Young Patients

Most young patients that are congenitally missing teeth are 14 to 16 years of age at the completion of orthodontic treatment. At what age can...

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Class II Resin Restorations: Quick Tips to Help Manage the “Step Child” of Direct Restorations

Over the past decade, there has been a huge shift in dentistry going from using amalgam or 'mercury' fillings in posterior teeth to being 'metal free,'...

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Changing Your Patients’ Story About Dentistry

Success in any business can come down to how you are perceived. That's why billions are spent on advertising every year, and it's why new companies...

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Got Too Much Overjet?

Class II canine position can leave too much overjet As part of an interdisciplinary team the discussion of overjet is an important one. Do we have...

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As if the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I

Do you remember the way it felt when you finally understood the difference between their, there and they're? What about being able to distinguish...

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I Don't Grind My Teeth

Fig. 1 Managing bruxism is challenging in daily practice. Technical questions must be addressed, including selection of restorative materials...

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