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Radiographic Assessment Before Cementation—Detecting the “Misfit” of Indirect Restorations

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.

| 1 week 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.

| 2 weeks 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.

| 1 month 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.

| 1 month 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.

| 2 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.

| 2 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.

| 2 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...

| 3 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...

| 3 months ago
Collective Intelligence and the Future of Dentistry

Collective Intelligence and the Future of Dentistry

In our series kickoff, Dr. Jeff Bonk explores the concept of 'collective intelligence,' the future of dentistry and the power of the Spear community.

| 3 months ago
Shade Selection for Posterior Teeth – Lab Communication Essentials
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Shade Selection for Posterior Teeth – Lab Communication Essentials

Dr. Bob Winter shares tips to achieve a near perfect match to natural posterior teeth through better communication with your dental lab technician.

| 3 months ago
Psychological Safety in the Dental Office
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Psychological Safety in the Dental Office

Struggling to motivate your team? The problem is (probably) you. Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explains why.

| 4 months ago