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Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1

Tooth wear presents as a significant challenge for many reasons, not the least of which is attempting to identify the etiology of the wear, which in turn has a significant impact on the future prognosis of any treatment.

By Frank Spear on August 24, 2015

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Implant Dilemma: What's Going on with Open Contacts?

Dr. Greggory Kinzer discusses a study on implant open contacts and the importance of patient monitoring.

By Greggory Kinzer on August 27, 2015

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Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene

How can you better help your patients who love their dietary acids? Dr. Donna Stenberg shares resources and things to keep in mind.

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Periodontal Disease: Is It Just Bacteria vs. Host, Host vs. Bacteria or….

Even after doing all of the right things, sometimes our periodontal patients do not get better and, in some cases, are getting worse. Is it their lack...

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A Motto for ‘Patient-First’ Dental Practice Team Building

Imtiaz Manji, the chairman of Spear, shares an important motto for dental practice team building.

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New Spear Online Course: “Implants 101”

In this lesson, Dr. Steve Ratcliff compares and contrasts the three different types of dental implants.

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New Spear Online Course: “Posterior Composites: Keys to Clinical Success" Part 1

In Part 1 of this lesson, Dr. Kevin Kwiecien explores posterior composites and the debate on composite versus amalgam...

| 2 days ago
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Three Rules for Winning the War—Even If You Lose Some Battles

The bottom line is that creating patient value is a process, one that you need to be engaged in with each patient on each visit, to the best of your ability,...

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Orthodontic vs. Restorative Treatment?

Making the correct diagnosis is the key to successful treatment outcomes. If orthodontic treatment was carried out, the spaces would have closed, but...

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The 4 Kinds of Time That Drive Your Life

Spending time with the team and working on growth strategies is just as important as the time you spend in the operatory, but too often it gets crowded...

| 6 days ago
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Spear Digest Best of Summer, Part II

Every week we publish clinical and practice management articles to help dentists expand their clinical skills, and improve their practices. Below are...

| 1 week ago
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Pictures: They Don't Always Tell the Whole Story

Dentistry is never static, however, the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning are timeless. What changes is not the principle but the understanding...

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A Missed Diagnosis or Incorrect Treatment Plan?

'He listened to my story differently. He asked different questions. He was respectful of the other practitioner but eloquently questioned the diagnosis....

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