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The Examination Checklist

In the Facially Generated Treatment Planning Workshop at Spear one of the primary topics of discussion is helping patients change their awareness, their...

| 3 years ago
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Templates Improved

The ingenius treatment planning template created by Frank Spear many years ago has been added to. The template gives the restorative dentist a visual...

| 4 years ago
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The Five Tenets of Esthetics

In the last decade of the 20th century esthetics changed dentistry, and it continues to be a powerful force today. Esthetics is a branch of philosophy...

| 4 years ago
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BENEFITS and RISKS

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+ mobility....

| 4 years ago
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COMPOSITE

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic, a...

| 5 years ago
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CUSTOM STAINING RESTORATIONS

'OK Mrs. Jones, I'm just going to run in the back and stain that restoration we tried in. It will only take a minute, and then we can cement it and get...

| 5 years ago
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Canines as an Artistic Statement

Check out the current rage in Japan – canines that are markedly outside the maxillary arch. All of these young women had their canines treated to...

| 5 years ago
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What Would You Do - Ortho or No Ortho?

Should this patient have orthodontics? Would this patient have orthodontics? I've had the privilege of treating some really wonderful people in my...

| 5 years ago
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What Are the Odds?

Gary DeWood discusses an encounter that reminded him of the impact we all have in our world.

| 6 years ago
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A Fresh Look at Reduction Guides

In the Anterior Esthetics and Restorative: A Live Patient Experience course we recommend several types of Reduction Guides. Faculty Club member Dr. Costin...

| 6 years ago
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Compromise versus Accomplishment

Compromise is usually the enemy when dealing with esthetic dental outcomes. The danger for patients is that their ability to clearly visualize the difference...

| 6 years ago
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A Reminder About the Process

I was speaking to a patient recently and I asked if she wanted to do something about her 'gummy smile.' 'What gummy smile?' she responded, and then asked for...

| 7 years ago