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That's a Lot Of Soft Tissue To Look At, But It's Our Responsibility
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That's a Lot Of Soft Tissue To Look At, But It's Our Responsibility

Classifying and evaluating soft tissue structures can be a key component in identifying potential airway issues and overall oral health.

| 1 year ago
Creating a Successful Practice With Facially Generated Treatment Planning
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Creating a Successful Practice With Facially Generated Treatment Planning

Facially Generated Treatment Planning can allow dentists clinical predictability, writes Dr. Kevin Kwiecien.

| 3 years ago
Dentistry's Battle With the Inferior Alveolar Nerve
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Dentistry's Battle With the Inferior Alveolar Nerve

Is it worth the battle? Or should we just raise the white flag and admit defeat? Do we have any hope for victory? Can we uncover a weakness in the opponent?...

| 3 years ago
Surprising Expasyl Conversation at Master’s Forum
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Surprising Expasyl Conversation at Master’s Forum

I was asked to give an update (via a current literature review) on the use of Expasyl during a recent workshop here at Spear. A 2012 article...

| 3 years ago
Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part III
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part III

Part I and Part II of this series reviewed the four common uses for the leaf gauge, separating the intent and use for each. In Part III, I will review...

| 3 years ago
Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part II
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part II

In a previous article, I discussed the common dilemma of using one tool, the leaf gauge, for four different objectives. I also went over the confusion...

| 3 years ago
Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part I
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Using a Leaf Gauge With Intention: Part I

Isn't it amazing how a bunch of skinny pieces of plastic that provide so much useful, if not critical, information in everyday practice, can also...

| 3 years ago
Dental Patients: Another Identity Crisis?!
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Dental Patients: Another Identity Crisis?!

Is your livelihood based on your income from doing dentistry for your work?  In other words, are you dependent on money that you make from restoring teeth...

| 4 years ago
The Infamous Mandibular Block
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The Infamous Mandibular Block

At a recent Facially Generated Treatment Planning workshop, I was having lunch with a group of dentists with a wide range of experience and age–from one year...

| 4 years ago
The Appliance as a Diagnostic Tool
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The Appliance as a Diagnostic Tool

The oral orthotic appliance has almost as many uses as a diagnostic aid and for treatment as it has names – splint, bite splint, guard, night guard,...

| 4 years ago
Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant
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Just Blame It on Your Dental Assistant

Remember the last time you were preparing a tooth for a crown and couldn't see at all because your mirror was soaked?  And your patient's head was turned...

| 4 years ago
The Infamous Monday After CE
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The Infamous Monday After CE

How many times have we heard the phrase, this course will change the way you do dentistry on Monday – or when you go back to the office on Monday…...

| 4 years ago