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Interdisciplinary Approach in Dentistry: Getting Patients Beyond Hygiene Operatory with Facially Generated Treatment Planning (FGTP)

Interdisciplinary Approach in Dentistry: Getting Patients Beyond Hygiene Operatory with Facially Generated Treatment Planning (FGTP)

An interdisciplinary approach in dentistry such as facially generated treatment planning get patients beyond hygiene operatory and into more comprehensive...

| 2 weeks ago
Dental Research Part 3: Types and Sources

Dental Research Part 3: Types and Sources

By digging deeper into sources and types of dental research available you can assess if what you find is valid before applying it as a standard in your...

| 2 weeks ago
Dental Research Part 2: How to Find What You Need

Dental Research Part 2: How to Find What You Need

When conducting dental research, how do you find the resources you need? In the second part of this 3-part series, Dr. Winter gives tips for narrowing...

| 3 weeks ago
Dental Research Part 1:  Five Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias
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Dental Research Part 1: Five Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias

In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Bob Winter shares the importance of dental research in your practice. This article shares tips to reduce confirmation...

| 1 month ago
‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible
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‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible

Dentists should always show patients all the exam findings and know how to transition their mindset to seeing possibilities, according to Dr. Frank Spear....

| 1 year ago
Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

In many cases, a damaged prosthesis can be sent to the dental laboratory for repair, but what if the lab isn't available? Here's what to do.

| 1 year ago
'Frank Phrases:' Give Patients the Option to Do Nothing

'Frank Phrases:' Give Patients the Option to Do Nothing

Doing nothing should always be a treatment option for dental patients, according to Dr. Frank Spear. When dentists realistically explain to patients the...

| 1 year ago
‘Unconscious Incompetence’ to ‘Conscious Competence:’ Awareness Through FGTP
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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...

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year ago
What Do You Want to Break?
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What Do You Want to Break?

When the clinician and the dental patient share the same mindset it takes the sting of disappointment out of any breakage or failure that may occur with...

| 1 year ago
How to Phase Treatment

How to Phase Treatment

Dr. Gregg Kinzer provides a visual essay on how to phase a restorative dental treatment plan.

| 2 years ago
The Concept of Phasing Treatment
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The Concept of Phasing Treatment

It is not uncommon for patients to delay treatment on complex cases. Discover how to help them understand how to best plan their treatment before their...

| 2 years ago