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Quality Improvement in Clinical Dentistry: Part 2

Quality Improvement in Clinical Dentistry: Part 2

In the final part of this two-part series on the benefits of dental quality assurance, Dr. Winter explains the final steps of the PDSA model to improve...

| 1 day ago
Tongue Tie and Sleep Apnea: The Craniofacial Connection
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Tongue Tie and Sleep Apnea: The Craniofacial Connection

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse reviews the literature and recent studies on the connection between tongue tie and sleep apnea. Read on to see his findings.

| 3 days ago
Dental Quality Assurance Using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA):  Part 1

Dental Quality Assurance Using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA): Part 1

In this two-part series, Dr. Winter shares the benefits of dental quality assurance using the plan, do, study, act (PDSA) model to improve clinical processes...

| 1 week ago
Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter discusses evolving caries visualization tools such as using fluorescence technology in diagnosing and...

| 1 week ago
Dental Networking Event Reflections: 2022 Spear Summit

Dental Networking Event Reflections: 2022 Spear Summit

Dr. Mitrani shares some of the highlights from the 2022 Spear Summit and explains why next year's exclusive dental networking event will be even...

| 2 weeks ago
A Digital Approach to Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

A Digital Approach to Occlusal Appliance Fabrication

Using a case study example, Dr. Darin Dichter walks through the three main components of a digital approach to occlusal appliance fabrication.

| 3 weeks ago
How Virtual Reality in Dentistry Improves the Patient Experience

How Virtual Reality in Dentistry Improves the Patient Experience

Virtual reality in dentistry is improving the patient experience and removing common barriers to dental care like access and anxiety. Read on to find...

| 3 weeks ago
Dentistry and the Three Common Causes of Compromised Craniofacial Anatomy
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Dentistry and the Three Common Causes of Compromised Craniofacial Anatomy

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse identifies the three common causes of compromised craniofacial anatomy—and how to address them in dentistry when ideal solutions are not...

| 4 weeks ago
Spear’s Dental Team Recognition Program in Celebration of Gratitude Month

Spear’s Dental Team Recognition Program in Celebration of Gratitude Month

Dental team recognition should happen all year, but we know it is hard to make it a priority. As part of Gratitude Month, Spear celebrates teams using...

| 1 month ago
Stress and Dentistry:  How to Reduce and Manage Stress
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Stress and Dentistry: How to Reduce and Manage Stress

Stress and dentistry are too often connected. In this article, learn new techniques to reduce stress and take better care of your physical and mental...

| 1 month ago
Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study
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Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study

Dr. John Carson summarizes the three main shell provisional techniques, emphasizing shell relining in a detailed case study.

| 1 month ago
The Importance of Ergonomics in Dentistry: How Staff Well-Being Supports Practice Resiliency

The Importance of Ergonomics in Dentistry: How Staff Well-Being Supports Practice Resiliency

The importance of ergonomics in dentistry is often underestimated, even though almost all dental professionals report pain from daily work.

| 1 month ago

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