With all of the great content offered by the Spear Faculty and guest writers each month, we want to make certain that you don't miss any of it. The following is a monthly wrap-up of the articles that resonated with our valued readers and demonstrates the depth and breadth of what we cover.

How to Give a Painless Injection [Part IV]
By Darin O'Bryan
We all have “difficult” patients in our schedule. They're not bad patients; they're just hard to get numb and we feel bad that we can't figure out a way to get them comfortable. Read more >>

Passing the Marshmallow Test
By Imtiaz Manji
It's one of the most famous and successful behavioral experiments ever. It's been called the Marshmallow Test. In the late 60s, researchers at Stanford University put some young children, one-by-one, alone in a room with a marshmallow. Read more >>

I Can See Clearly Now
By Gary DeWood
If you are like me (read that as old, or rather, mature) you went all the way through dental school without magnification. I don't know how widespread the use of magnification in dental school is today. Read more >>

You Still Have to be a Great Dentist First
By Sameer Puri
The CEREC system has become easier to use and more accurate margins and occlusion are now possible. The one thing that hasn't changed is the fact that no matter how good the technology has become, or even how much easier the system is to use, in order to be a great CAD CAM dentist, you still have to be a great dentist first. Read more >>

Four Treatment Options for Isolated Periodontal Disease
By Frank Spear
The presence of isolated periodontal defects is one of the most challenging esthetic issues encountered by the restorative dentist. The typical presentation is a patient with an esthetically pleasing smile with one area of significant interproximal tissue loss. Read more >>

Posterior Full-Contour Zirconia Crowns: Preparation Design
By Bob Winter
One significant advantage of this restoration is that the preparation can be more conservative than other all-ceramic or even metal-ceramic restorations, with a preparation design similar to that of a full cast gold crown. Read more >>