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Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, dentists facing serious personal or workplace stress should consider how 'real' their struggles are and seek the help they need.

By Jeff Lineberry on May 22, 2019

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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate any potential communication errors.

By Robert Winter on May 21, 2019
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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’
By Dave St. Ledger on May 15, 2019
Airway, Sleep and Respiratory Reflux
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Airway, Sleep and Respiratory Reflux

Learn a new perspective on reflux and the possible triggering mechanisms that occur during sleep.

| 3 days ago
Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’
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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’

Explore ways to predictably deliver tight and well-contoured contacts from composite and what some clinicians refer to as 'kissing contacts.'

| 1 week ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients

Learn how to manage occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) with pre-extraction and post-extraction methods, including the widely used freeway space approach.

| 1 week ago
Achieving Your Practice Goals: Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?
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Achieving Your Practice Goals: Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?

Surgical specialist Dr. Douglas Smail makes recommendations to address the 'lagging measures' that can significantly hinder practice growth.

| 1 week ago
Patient Relations: Topic of 3 New Team Meetings
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Patient Relations: Topic of 3 New Team Meetings

Spear Online features three new team meeting modules designed to help your practice team shape the comforting, nurturing patient experience that leads...

| 1 week ago
Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites
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Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites

Dr. James H. Peyton addresses custom shade selection to find the best match for esthetics cases.

| 2 weeks ago
Watch the ‘Seattle Protocol’ in Action
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Watch the ‘Seattle Protocol’ in Action

In the new Spear Online course, 'Seattle Protocol Chairside Demonstration,' Dr. Jeff Rouse provides a live chairside demonstration of the six steps of the...

| 2 weeks ago
Study Club Module — Mary Jo: Emotional and Clinical Crisis Management
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Study Club Module — Mary Jo: Emotional and Clinical Crisis Management

In this Spear Study Club module, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani introduces a patient with a simple loose crown, though he discovers issues with the patient's failing...

| 2 weeks ago
A Novel Concept for Masking Dark Preps
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A Novel Concept for Masking Dark Preps

Bleaching a tooth internally can significantly help change the prep color and make the restoration more typical. However, oftentimes this is not an...

| 3 weeks ago
Spanish Subtitles Now Available with Patient Education Videos
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Spanish Subtitles Now Available with Patient Education Videos

The Patient Education platform available through Spear Online now enables dentists to communicate with patients through Spanish-language subtitles on...

| 3 weeks ago
Should Dentists Screen for Sleep Related Disorders?
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Should Dentists Screen for Sleep Related Disorders?

Learn more about the HR pulse oximeter and cardiopulmonary coupling unit (CPC), which are both cost-effective and non-invasive options to treat airway...

| 3 weeks ago
Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization
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Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization

This new study club module address treatment alternatives and provides several case studies to demonstrate how to use resin-bonded bridges for fixed long-term...

| 3 weeks ago