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The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

Custom anterior guide tables are the key to achieving more predictability for indirect restorations. Dr. Jeff Bonk explains why and how to use them.

| 4 days ago
The Future of Collaborative Dentistry

The Future of Collaborative Dentistry

A discussion on why it is important for dentists and specialists to collaborate, how they can be better at it, and what the future holds.

| 2 weeks 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
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
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
Resilience and Strong Relationships – Why You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Resilience and Strong Relationships – Why You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Are resilience and grit innate or learned? Spear resident faculty Dr. Jeffrey Bonk shares why relationships with your clinical community are key to resilient...

| 4 months ago
Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts
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Simple In-Office Technique for Closing Open Molar Contacts

A simple aligner tray closure technique is a game-changer for managing open posterior contacts. Learn how to resolve a common patient complaint in a practical...

| 5 months ago
Technique for 'Cementing' and Retaining Conservative Ceramic Onlay Provisionals
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Technique for 'Cementing' and Retaining Conservative Ceramic Onlay Provisionals

Learn more about how indirect partial coverage ceramic restorations are becoming a mainstay of conservative restorative dental procedures.

| 7 months ago
Photographic Tooth Inclination
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Photographic Tooth Inclination

Dental photography is a key component to the FGTP planning process and the strategic photographic series of images aids the restorative dentist in evaluation...

| 8 months ago
Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Shimstock and Occlusal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Dr. Jeff Bonk provides a dental re-care appointment protocol for evaluating and managing occlusal forces on dental implants.

| 8 months ago
A Doctor’s Take – New Study Club Experience Provides Ease with Online Features

A Doctor’s Take – New Study Club Experience Provides Ease with Online Features

Get a dentist's take on updated audio-video quality, a whiteboard, breakout sessions, and other updates in the new Study Club experience.

| 9 months ago
Impression Pearls: Obtaining Successful and Predictable Indirect Restorative Outcomes
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Impression Pearls: Obtaining Successful and Predictable Indirect Restorative Outcomes

Dr. Jeff Bonk shares three impression techniques to obtain clear preparation margins for predictable and successful indirect restorative outcomes.

| 10 months ago