As we continue to offer insightful content by the Spear faculty and guest writers each month, we want to make certain that you donât miss any of it. The following is a quarterly wrap-up of the articles that resonated with our valued readers and demonstrates the depth and breadth of what we cover. 1. The Value of Anterior Preparation Reduction Guides By Bob Winter Anterior preparation reduction guides are extremely valuable tools which can be used to confirm that there will be adequate space for the restorative material after the teeth are prepped. Read more >>Â 2. The Mystery of Tooth Preparation By John Carson Have you ever done a tooth preparation and then found despite having reduced the prescribed amount of structure, you donât have the proper amount of clearance for your restoration Â Read more >>Â 3. Tape Your Trays By Bob Winter A simple technique that helps to create ideal impressions is to use Scotch tape on the outer aspect of your slotted disposable trays. Read more >>Â 4. Would You Give Yourself a Passing Grade? By Imtiaz Manji Remember when you were a child and report card time came around? It could be an anxious time, but also an exhilarating time. This is when you got an objective evaluation of your strengths and an honest assessment of areas where you needed to improve. Read more >>Â 5. Evaluating 'At-Risk' Occlusions By Gary DeWood One of the most critical components of the examination is evaluating for âat riskâ occlusal conditions. These risks can take even the most seemingly simple operative dentistry into the rabbit hole and have the patient blaming everything they are now experiencing on the dentist.Â Read more >>Â 6. Anterior Temporaries: Adjusting Contour Intra-Orally By Frank Spear Like many procedures, there can be times when a patient comes back because they are unsatisfied and want the temporaries modified. In this situation you can always remove the temporary and make the necessary adjustments but itâs much easier to adjust the length and contour intra-orally. Read more >>Â 7. Is Group Function Really Bad? By Steve Ratcliff Most of us have been taught that ideal occlusion means canine guidance, or mutually protected occlusion. In fact, that is the preferred occlusal scheme in many instances. It requires the least amount of muscle activity for the mandible to move into excursions when the teeth are touching. Read more >>Â Access tutorials, earn CE credits and get expert advice. Digital Campus offers the extensive Course Library, the customizable Case Assistant and the newly added Spear TALK discussion forum. Test Drive Spear Digital Campus with a 5-Day Free Trial today.