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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,' via direct resin restorations. Every day in dental practices all over the world, dental professionals complete one of the most common dental restorations; yet...

By Jeff Lineberry on July 27, 2015

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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 blessings, but rest assured at some point it most likely will.  While some times getting to the...

By John Carson on July 29, 2015
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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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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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New Spear Course: Understanding Impression Copings for Straumann Implants

The newest Spear course, Understanding Impression Copings for Straumann Implants, is now available! Dr. Darin Dichter leads this course which identifies...

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How Material Choices and Technology Can Impact Your Crown and Bridge Fit

If you are like me, one of the more satisfying things when delivering an indirect restoration is not only that it looks good, but it's a great day...

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Who Is In Your Sandbox?

To watch children playing in a sandbox is to get a master class in human dynamics in action. It's an opportunity to watch interaction and collaboration...

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