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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, examining how core values affected my staff, my patients and me.  I had some ideas about core values, but had never seen a list or completed any work...

By Kevin Kwiecien on June 29, 2015

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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 removable? Direct attachments to the implants or connecting bar? Are there options for phasing treatment...

By Douglas Benting on July 1, 2015
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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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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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Continuing Education...Are You Investing in Your Most Important Asset?

What is your budget this year for continuing education and related costs such as travel? I am often surprised to find how many dentists don't make...

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The Challenge of Replacing Missing Central and Lateral Incisors

Replacing a single missing central or lateral incisor is quite predictable, especially if there is adequate bone and soft tissue to utilize a single tooth...

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Modern Dentistry - It’s NOT the Disease, it’s the PERSON

If you know me you are very aware of my belief that dentistry is way less about teeth and procedures than it is about the patient.  In fact, I extend...

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Tips for Great Communication With Your Interdisciplinary Team

Do many of your cases involve working with other offices?  If you are a specialist then the answer is certainly yes. However, I suspect it is also...

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Are You Unintentionally Turning Away New Patients?

If I were to call your practice today around noon what would happen? If I were a potential new patient inquiring about your services, would I get...

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