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Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 2: Management of Direct Resin

Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 2: Management of Direct Resin

In the second of a three-part series on Class 2 restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson walks through the fundamentals of placing direct resin...

| 1 year ago
Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 1: Common Problems

Closing the Class 2 Restoration Box, Part 1: Common Problems

In the first of a three-part series on Class 2 restorations, Dr. Jason Smithson discusses the common issues that arise after placing direct...

| 1 year ago
Immediate Dentin Sealing: What We Know
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Immediate Dentin Sealing: What We Know

Dr. Melissa Siebert explains the concept and history of immediate dentin sealing (IDS) and examines the research on its benefits and disadvantages.

| 1 year ago
Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

Spear Resident Faculty member, Dr. Doug Benting, discusses restorative dental materials such as high-performance polymers—their relative flexural strengths, their...

| 1 year ago
Dental Digital Workflow: Tooth-Supported Rehabilitation of the Maxillary Arch
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Dental Digital Workflow: Tooth-Supported Rehabilitation of the Maxillary Arch

In this visual essay, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani illustrates a sample dental digital workflow used in the reconstruction of a maxillary arch.

| 1 year ago
Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Dr. John Carson reveals simple tips and techniques to make more accurate bite records and mounting models.

| 1 year ago
Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter discusses evolving caries visualization tools such as using fluorescence technology in diagnosing and...

| 1 year ago
Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study
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Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study

Dr. John Carson summarizes the three main shell provisional techniques, emphasizing shell relining in a detailed case study.

| 1 year ago
Clinical Remount Procedure: A Visual Guide

Clinical Remount Procedure: A Visual Guide

This visual guide of clinical remount procedures provides clinicians with options for efficiently fabricating these casts in the office, thereby preserving...

| 1 year ago
Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Spear's Dr. Jason Smithson shares his technique for masking discolored single anterior restorations using a direct composite resin veneer over an indirect...

| 1 year ago
All About Articaine Hydrochloride and Dentistry
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All About Articaine Hydrochloride and Dentistry

Articaine hydrochloride has become a popular local anesthetic for dentistry due to its versatility and effectiveness passing through bone and the nerve...

| 1 year ago
The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

Monolithic zirconia restorations have benefits relative to material strength and tooth color, but handwork and coloring agents can alter zirconia's physical...

| 1 year ago