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The Power of ‘Quiet Influence’
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The Power of ‘Quiet Influence’

Longtime Spear faculty member Dr. Steve Ratcliff was given the Academy of General Dentistry's prestigious Weclew Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions...

| 3 weeks ago
Two Words to Think About this Thanksgiving - And How They Can Impact Your Life Every Day
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Two Words to Think About this Thanksgiving - And How They Can Impact Your Life Every Day

When it comes to developing a strong, meaningful practice philosophy, always keep these two terms in mind.

| 9 months ago
Dentistry That Is Truly Life-Changing for Patients and Dentists
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Dentistry That Is Truly Life-Changing for Patients and Dentists

Want to make a difference by providing dental care to those in need?

| 1 year ago
Secrets of Life and Love: A Thanksgiving Reflection
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Secrets of Life and Love: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Imtiaz Manji offers perspective on the power and purpose of gratitude, even beyond Thanksgiving.

| 1 year ago
A Story About How Opportunities Breed Opportunities
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A Story About How Opportunities Breed Opportunities

Can a challenging situation really be an opportunity in disguise? Imtiaz Manji shares how even big challenges - such as bringing dental care to remote...

| 3 years ago
This Is the Face of Success in Dentistry
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This Is the Face of Success in Dentistry

Imtiaz Manji shares a first-hand account of how the Open Wide Foundation's dedication to creating lasting change to the state of oral health in under...

| 3 years ago
Our Spear Family is Expanding
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Our Spear Family is Expanding

Imtiaz Manji shares an update on the growing Spear family.

| 3 years ago
Open Wide Foundation: Add It to Your Bucket List
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Open Wide Foundation: Add It to Your Bucket List

Whenever I am in Vancouver, I visit the cemetery where my late wife, Shahinool, has her final resting place. I have a cousin who is buried there too,...

| 4 years ago
Something You Have to Experience to Appreciate
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Something You Have to Experience to Appreciate

I have always been a big advocate of the philosophy that says you have to believe it before you see it. To me that is the essence of having an inspiring...

| 5 years ago
How to Discover a New Way to See
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How to Discover a New Way to See

I didn't expect much of this diving excursion. Our divemaster was young—she was 22—and as I mentioned previously, our visit to Hawaii coincided with some unsettling...

| 6 years ago
The Pursuit of Meaning in Our Lives
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The Pursuit of Meaning in Our Lives

'… Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Those famous words from the Declaration of Independence have long defined the ambitions of a free person...

| 6 years ago
YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT, PART 2
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YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT, PART 2

Remember that blog post from my partner, Dr. Glen Wysel, about his trip with his wife, Lisa, to Guatemala to visit the site of the clinic we're helping...

| 7 years ago