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A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections
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A Technique for Evaluating the Continuity of Implant Hex Connections

Dr. Bonk describes an implant impression technique that provides for definitive observation of the integrity of the hex.

| 1 month ago
How Spear Study Club Saved One Doctor From Quitting Dentistry
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How Spear Study Club Saved One Doctor From Quitting Dentistry

Through Spear Study Club Dr. Kenneth Yost reignited his love and passion for dentistry, Spear Talk Highlight – Handling a Hostile...

| 1 month ago
Children Sleep Studies: A ‘Gold Standard’ in Need of Polishing
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Children Sleep Studies: A ‘Gold Standard’ in Need of Polishing

Even if a sleep study comes back ‘normal,' a child may still have a compromised airway.

| 1 month ago
What Makes Muscles Hurt?
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What Makes Muscles Hurt?

When patients present with muscle pain, there may be reasons other than occlusal interferences that do not resolve with traditional therapy.

| 1 month ago
Dr. Jeff Lineberry Honored with Rick Canady Award at Spear Summit 2019
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Dr. Jeff Lineberry Honored with Rick Canady Award at Spear Summit 2019

The North Carolina-based member of Spear Visiting Faculty received the prestigious award for exemplifying the late Dr. Canady's passion for dental education...

| 1 month ago
The Future is Now - Dr. Frank Spear on the Next Generation of Great Dentists
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The Future is Now - Dr. Frank Spear on the Next Generation of Great Dentists

The restorative master and longtime clinical educator shared his views on the rapidly shifting dental industry in this Q&A at the 11th annual Spear Summit.

| 1 month ago
5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment
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5 Elements of the ‘Less is More’ Approach in Interdisciplinary Treatment

Like architecture and design, sometimes the simplest option is most effective in dentistry.

| 2 months ago
I am a Has-Been!
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I am a Has-Been!

Ever find yourself listening to 'the old guy' share lessons about dentistry? Dr. Steinberg explains what we can learn from the clinicians that have led...

| 2 months ago
Dr. Frank Spear Releases 3 New Occlusion Courses
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Dr. Frank Spear Releases 3 New Occlusion Courses

Designed to help clinicians eliminate confusion about occlusion, the Spear Online courses go in-depth on occlusal factors, concepts and assessment.

| 2 months ago
Drs. Kinzer, Rouse Take ‘Worn Dentition’ Into the Future
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Drs. Kinzer, Rouse Take ‘Worn Dentition’ Into the Future

Dr. Frank Spear, who began teaching 'Worn Dentition' a decade ago, will no longer be an instructor in the seminar — which his fellow Resident...

| 2 months ago
Tuesday Tip: The Leader as Coach – What I Learned From Jim Boneau
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Tuesday Tip: The Leader as Coach – What I Learned From Jim Boneau

Being an effective leader requires you to be a coach for your team to help them succeed on their path to high performance.

| 2 months ago
Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique?
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Bonding a Titanium Base to an Implant Abutment or Crown: Is There an Optimal Material and Technique?

It is critical to follow the manufacturers recommendations for implant abutments and crowns, but also to be aware of independent research.

| 2 months ago