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Planning the Class IV: The Workhorse of Cosmetic Dentistry — Part 1

With proper planning and a command for Class IV restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson believes dentists can confidently approach any anterior situation with direct resin.

By Jason Smithson on July 23, 2021

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Resilience and Strong Relationships – Why You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Are resilience and grit innate or learned? Spear resident faculty Dr. Jeffrey Bonk shares why relationships with your clinical community are key to resilient leadership.

By Jeffrey Bonk on July 21, 2021
Changing the Narrative in Your Dental Practice and Community
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Changing the Narrative in Your Dental Practice and Community

Are we talking about the wrong things in our dental practices? Spear resident faculty Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shares his vision for the dental profession...

| 1 week ago
Dental Practice Communication – Is Your Team as Smart as You?

Dental Practice Communication – Is Your Team as Smart as You?

Everyone in your practice will face questions from patients, so everyone should be prepared to answer them appropriately. But how can practice owners...

| 1 week ago
How to Set Expectations and Establish the Value of Care as a New Dentist
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How to Set Expectations and Establish the Value of Care as a New Dentist

Patients often unfairly perceive a dentist's age as a measure of competence. Here's how new dentists can flip the script when answering seven questions...

| 2 weeks ago
Checking in on Your Mental Health – Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Checking in on Your Mental Health – Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

The dental community will feel the impact of the pandemic for years to come. Find out why taking steps to check in with your mental health is more important...

| 2 weeks ago
How to Use “Ground Marketing” to Bring New Patients to Your Dental Practice

How to Use “Ground Marketing” to Bring New Patients to Your Dental Practice

Looking for dental marketing ideas for new patients? Learn how to use ground marketing techniques like The Apartment Strategy to attract new dental patients.

| 3 weeks ago
A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width
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A Comprehensive Guide To Biologic Width

Don't violate the biologic width. Learn more about this term, its significance to the clinician and what happens if you don't take it into consideration.

| 3 weeks ago
Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts
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Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts

A simple aligner tray closure technique is a game-changer for managing open posterior contacts. Learn how to resolve a common patient complaint in a practical...

| 1 month ago
‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible
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‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible

Dentists should always show patients all the exam findings and know how to transition their mindset to seeing possibilities, according to Dr. Frank Spear....

| 1 month ago
Restorative Movement of Mal-aligned Teeth: A Collaborative Approach
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Restorative Movement of Mal-aligned Teeth: A Collaborative Approach

Learn a step-by-step approach – for both the dentist and ceramist – to make the restorative movement of teeth...

| 1 month ago
The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures
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The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures

Dr. Mary Ann Salcetti discusses the advances in thermoplastic materials and their use in prosthetic dentistry.

| 1 month ago
When Patients Present With Confusing Pain
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When Patients Present With Confusing Pain

Nine potential causes of pain for patients who don't have an obvious diagnosis.

| 1 month ago
How Dentists Can Support the LGBTQ+ Community
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How Dentists Can Support the LGBTQ+ Community

Dr. Alex Barrera helps to advance equality for queer dental professionals in their work and learning environments, while also fostering awareness and...

| 1 month ago