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Connecting Teeth and Implants: Yes, No, Maybe?
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Connecting Teeth and Implants: Yes, No, Maybe?

When do you connect an implant to a tooth? Dr. Frank Spear looks at various clinical cases to find the answers.

| 1 month ago
A Guide to Anterior Open Bites
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A Guide to Anterior Open Bites

Dr. Frank Spear discusses the causes of anterior open bites and how to diagnose them.

| 4 months ago
Dentin Adhesives for Direct Posterior Composite
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Dentin Adhesives for Direct Posterior Composite

In this article, Dr. Frank Spear explains how to eliminate sensitivity after placing direct composites.

| 4 months ago
Options for Treating Excess Overjet
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Options for Treating Excess Overjet

From no treatment to orthognathic surgery, Dr. Frank Spear walks clinicians through the various options for treating excess overjet.

| 6 months ago
The Two Rules of Subgingival Margin Placement
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The Two Rules of Subgingival Margin Placement

Dr. Frank Spear explains the two essential rules to placing subgingival margins.

| 7 months ago
Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I
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Steps in the Veneer Seating Process: Part I

In this article, Frank Spear breaks down the first steps to successfully seating porcelain veneers.

| 8 months ago
Biologic Width Part VII: Diagnosing a Biologic Width Violation
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Biologic Width Part VII: Diagnosing a Biologic Width Violation

In Part Seven of this series, Dr. Spear discusses the procedure to diagnose a biologic width violation.

| 8 months ago
The Dahl Concept
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The Dahl Concept

The Dahl concept, while rarely used in the U.S., is an alternative method for planning changes in occlusion. Dr. Frank Spear explains how he utilized it...

| 9 months ago
Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Vertical Proportion
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Evaluating Facial Esthetics: Vertical Proportion

Learn how to evaluate vertical proportion for well-rounded esthetic diagnosis and treatment.

| 9 months ago
Treating Class V Lesions
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Treating Class V Lesions

Dr. Frank Spear discusses his process of performing Class V restorations with this short case study.

| 10 months ago
Replacement Possibilities for Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth
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Replacement Possibilities for Multiple Missing Anterior Teeth

This article discusses multiple options for treating patients with multiple missing anterior teeth.

| 11 months ago
Biologic Width Part II: Restorative Margin Placement
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Biologic Width Part II: Restorative Margin Placement

This article will help you understand best practices for considering biologic width when placing restorative margins.

| 11 months ago