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Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

Communicating a Facebow Transfer Procedure: A Case Study

A successful facebow transfer procedure requires accurate images and concise communication with the dental lab. This case study outlines the best way...

| 2 months ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 4 months ago
Learning “Superfood” – How One Question Makes Campus Learning Stick

Learning “Superfood” – How One Question Makes Campus Learning Stick

Resident faculty instructor Dr. Jeff Bonk reflects on how he has made the transition from campus learning to practice reality.

| 9 months ago
The Future of Dentistry: Continuing Education in the Digital Age

The Future of Dentistry: Continuing Education in the Digital Age

Spear Talk moderators and campus mentors Drs. Jeff Bonk and Jeff Lineberry discuss what the future holds for dental continuing education—on campus and online.

| 10 months ago
Collective Intelligence and the Future of Dentistry

Collective Intelligence and the Future of Dentistry

In our series kickoff, Dr. Jeff Bonk explores the concept of 'collective intelligence,' the future of dentistry and the power of the Spear community.

| 11 months ago
Photographic Tooth Inclination
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Photographic Tooth Inclination

Dental photography is a key component to the FGTP planning process and the strategic photographic series of images aids the restorative dentist in evaluation...

| 1 year ago
Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction

Dental ‘Cloacopaprology’ — Minimal Invasive Tissue Retraction

Learn a minimal invasive and cost-effective secret in obtaining predictable and efficient preparation margins that give adequate tissue retraction for...

| 2 years ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Discover the FGTP-related essentials of dental treatment planning with tooth outline templates.

| 2 years ago
The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template
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The ‘Trial Smile’ Overlay Template

Discover the benefits and pitfalls of employing the 'Trial Smile' overlay template and how this simple, convenient, and non-invasive tool can provide...

| 2 years ago
4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

4 Burning Questions on Restorations with Ceramic or PFM Crowns

Learn how to select between zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns — a common issue that's addressed in Spear's 'Restorative Design'...

| 2 years ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

Whether it's ceramic onlays or great food, success stems from proper planning — and a great 'reduction' is all in the...

| 3 years ago
Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance

Functional Incisal Edges: Managing the Incisal Guidance

Calibrating and adjusting the new veneers with the existing opposing teeth is a necessity for their functional relationship.

| 3 years ago