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TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and treatment planning are interconnected. If a TMJ issue is discovered, having a predictable workflow for joint-based treatment planning can help....

| 1 week ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 2 months ago
Dr. Robert Winter Reports Antioxidant Updates

Dr. Robert Winter Reports Antioxidant Updates

Dr. Robert Winter brings dentists up to date with the latest antioxidant research to fight systemic inflammation in patients.

| 4 months ago
Radiographic Assessment Before Cementation—Detecting the “Misfit” of Indirect Restorations
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Radiographic Assessment Before Cementation—Detecting the “Misfit” of Indirect Restorations

Dr. Bob Winter highlights why radiographic assessment before cementation for indirect restorations is unreliable and therefore, not recommended.

| 6 months ago
Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Why Dental Caries are On the Rise

Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Why Dental Caries are On the Rise

Why are dental caries on the rise? Visiting faculty Dr. Jeff Lineberry discusses the causes behind the increase in decay.

| 6 months ago
Facilitating Treatment Utilizing Pre-Existing Implant Components
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Facilitating Treatment Utilizing Pre-Existing Implant Components

In this case review, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores how his team expedited provisionalization and mitigated cost involving pre-existing implant components.

| 7 months ago
Learning “Superfood” – How One Question Makes Campus Learning Stick

Learning “Superfood” – How One Question Makes Campus Learning Stick

Resident faculty instructor Dr. Jeff Bonk reflects on how he has made the transition from campus learning to practice reality.

| 7 months ago
Bonding Indirect Restoration – Do You Need to Polish the Resin Cement Gap?

Bonding Indirect Restoration – Do You Need to Polish the Resin Cement Gap?

Dr. Bob Winter shares his technique to achieve a smooth composite resin cement line with less bacterial adherence and healthier gingival tissue.

| 7 months ago
The Future of Dentistry: Continuing Education in the Digital Age

The Future of Dentistry: Continuing Education in the Digital Age

Spear Talk moderators and campus mentors Drs. Jeff Bonk and Jeff Lineberry discuss what the future holds for dental continuing education—on campus and online.

| 8 months ago
Spear Member Highlight – Dr. Daniel Balderrama

Spear Member Highlight – Dr. Daniel Balderrama

Meet Dr. Daniel Balderrama, an Illinois-based practice owner and Spear member who transformed his team through continuing education with Spear.

| 8 months ago
Spear Member Highlight – Dr. Anthony Nguyen
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Spear Member Highlight – Dr. Anthony Nguyen

Meet Dr. Anthony Nguyen – a restorative dentist, UCLA faculty member and new practice owner – and learn how this ambitious dentist prepared...

| 8 months ago
The Global Evolution of Spear Study Clubs

The Global Evolution of Spear Study Clubs

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani discusses how a recent global Spear Study Club event represented an important milestone for the clinical community and the future...

| 9 months ago