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Two Steps to Better Bonding in Dental Restorations
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Two Steps to Better Bonding in Dental Restorations

Besides the two steps to better bonding, we also cover solutions to potential problems with etching and silane application.

| 2 years ago
The Rule of Twos
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The Rule of Twos

The Rule of Twos is an observation that I believe we all need to add to our protocol, particularly for children. Early detection can mean the difference...

| 3 years ago
Become a Better Client With The Lab Check-In Checklist
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Become a Better Client With The Lab Check-In Checklist

The use of checklists is a proven strategy to reduce errors and increase predictability. This strategy propelled mobile surgical clinics in Africa and...

| 3 years ago
Take It Off
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Take It Off

Dentists are conservative. This is generally an admirable trait when holding a rotary instrument and removing tooth structure. As with any virtue,...

| 3 years ago
Modern Dentistry - It’s NOT the Disease, it’s the PERSON
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Modern Dentistry - It’s NOT the Disease, it’s the PERSON

If you know me you are very aware of my belief that dentistry is way less about teeth and procedures than it is about the patient.  In fact, I extend...

| 3 years ago
Do I Medi-Care or Do I Medi-NOT Care?
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Do I Medi-Care or Do I Medi-NOT Care?

If you think the Medicare opt-in or opt out decision is a confusing one you are not alone. I have been reading opinions from every direction regarding...

| 3 years ago
Dr. Parker Mahan: Cranio-Facial Pain and Restorative Practice
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Dr. Parker Mahan: Cranio-Facial Pain and Restorative Practice

Parker Mahan, DDS, PhD (7.11.1927 – 8.1.2010) Dr. Parker Mahan was one of the most influential academicians and clinicians in...

| 3 years ago
A Question of NEED in Dentistry: Part I
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A Question of NEED in Dentistry: Part I

In my position at Spear Education I have the privilege of spending a lot of time with some of the best dentists in the world.  Dentists who devote a large...

| 3 years ago
How Are YOU Different?
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How Are YOU Different?

It isn't a stretch to say that every dentist that spends time with Spear Education is different from the dentists who populate the majority of our profession....

| 4 years ago
Can You Light Cure Too Much?
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Can You Light Cure Too Much?

Light cure composite materials have produced a radical shift in dentistry over the past 40 years; it's a shift I have lived in while graduating...

| 4 years ago
Those Pesky Mirrors
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Those Pesky Mirrors

Using the mirrors necessary to gather intraoral images for Facially Generated Treatment Planning is, for most of us, the most difficult aspect of the...

| 4 years ago
Doppler Auscultation at the Examination
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Doppler Auscultation at the Examination

You know that ANYTHING you can do to make your patients' visits to your office different from their visits to their last dentist will help them realize...

| 6 years ago