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The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

Dr. Bonk shares a discussion with a resident about the significance of centric relation when preparing posterior crowns to avoid the sudden loss of vertical...

| 1 month ago
Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Three Keys to Ceramic Dental Adhesion: Enamel, Dentin, and Cementum Variations

Longevity and retention of direct composite restorations or indirect ceramic veneers depend on adequate adhesion to the tooth surface, making ceramic...

| 2 months ago
A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

Using this tooth shade matching technique makes selecting a reference tooth shade simple, efficient, and predictable for restorative dentists to do chairside.

| 4 months ago
Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

Using Golden Percentage in Dentistry for Ideal Tooth Proportions

One of the critical aspects of esthetic dentistry is creating geometric or mathematical proportions for esthetic outcomes. Applying the concept of golden...

| 4 months ago
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...

| 5 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.

| 8 months ago
Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

Fabrication and Use of an Incisal Edge Guide

A clinical case study of the fabrication and use of the incisal edge guide and how it can improve communication with a dental laboratory technician and...

| 9 months ago
PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

PFM or Zirconia Crown? A Patient’s Question and Concerns

Today's patients are very much aware of dentistry and its benefits to oral health. This greater engagement has led to our patients asking more questions...

| 9 months ago
The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

The Importance and Strategy Behind Custom Incisal Guide Tables

Custom anterior guide tables are the key to achieving more predictability for indirect restorations. Dr. Jeff Bonk explains why and how to use them.

| 11 months ago
The Future of Collaborative Dentistry

The Future of Collaborative Dentistry

A discussion on why it is important for dentists and specialists to collaborate, how they can be better at it, and what the future holds.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago