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‘Unconscious Incompetence’ to ‘Conscious Competence:’ Awareness Through FGTP

See how a classic 'black triangle' complaint highlights the benefits of implementing Facially Generated Treatment Planning in relation to patient emotional awareness and understanding.

By Jeffrey Bonk on December 4, 2020

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I Made My Dental Assistant Cry

Wouldn't it be great if our dental practice team members behaved like teeth – logical and...

By Michael Ling on December 2, 2020
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I Made My Dental Assistant Cry
By Michael Ling on December 2, 2020
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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar
By John Carson on November 18, 2020
Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease
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Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease

Dr. Doug Benting highlights the consequences of tooth loss and how dental patients should consider more viable treatment options to keep their natural...

| 4 days ago
New Course on Medical Management of Dental Caries
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New Course on Medical Management of Dental Caries

This new Spear Online video course addresses the emerging science related to oral biofilms and the use of silver diamine fluoride.

| 1 week ago
Humanitarian Dentistry Amid the Pandemic - the Open Wide Foundation in Guatemala
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Humanitarian Dentistry Amid the Pandemic - the Open Wide Foundation in Guatemala

A Faculty Club member shares his passion for volunteering with other Spear dentists in the development of sustainable community dental clinics in Guatemala.

| 1 week ago
Some Questions I’ve Been Asked About Occlusion Over the Years
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Some Questions I’ve Been Asked About Occlusion Over the Years

Philadelphia's Dr. Carl Steinberg, a restorative dentist, mentor, and instructor, answers real-life occlusion questions.

| 2 weeks ago
Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar
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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar

Dr. John Carson uses an implant-supported fixed-removable partial denture to successfully treat a patient with six missing maxillary anterior teeth and...

| 2 weeks ago
Customized Impression Coping for a Single Tooth Implant in a Maxillary Central Incisor
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Customized Impression Coping for a Single Tooth Implant in a Maxillary Central Incisor

Follow this visual essay for steps to fabricate a personalized impression coping to optimize the transfer of the peri-implant soft tissue architecture...

| 2 weeks ago
New ‘Seattle Protocol’ Airway, TMD Condylar Degeneration Patient Education Videos for Better Outcomes
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New ‘Seattle Protocol’ Airway, TMD Condylar Degeneration Patient Education Videos for Better Outcomes

We've added new videos on the airway Seattle Protocol and TMD condylar degeneration to the library of Patient Education videos on Spear Online.

| 3 weeks ago
TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?
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TMJ and Airway: Are We Treating the Same Patient?

Recognizing TMJ and airway issues are integral to a dental practice seeking to offer patients predictable treatment options.

| 3 weeks ago
The Cost of Laboratory Remakes
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The Cost of Laboratory Remakes

Dr. Robert Winter advises dentists on how to minimize dental lab restoration remakes and adjustments with simple communication habits.

| 3 weeks ago
Download Courses, Study Offline and Empower Your Team with Spear Online Mobile App
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Download Courses, Study Offline and Empower Your Team with Spear Online Mobile App

With the Spear Online mobile app, dentists and their teams can download courses for offline viewing and customize their profile to better track their...

| 4 weeks ago
How to Temporarily Repair a Fractured Implant-Supported Zirconia Prosthesis
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How to Temporarily Repair a Fractured Implant-Supported Zirconia Prosthesis

Follow Dr. Mitrani's visual essay on how to temporarily repair a fractured implant-supported zirconia prosthesis.

| 1 month ago
Surface Disinfection & Operatory Turnover – What Do We Know Now?
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Surface Disinfection & Operatory Turnover – What Do We Know Now?

Infection control in the dental practice is nothing new, but in the age of COVID-19 dentists and their teams have a lot to consider when it comes to surface...

| 1 month ago