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A Subtle Yet Simple Way to Improve Dental Treatment Acceptance Rates
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A Subtle Yet Simple Way to Improve Dental Treatment Acceptance Rates

Do you tell your dental patients what treatment they need, or do you help them learn and decide? Improve your treatment acceptance rates with these insights.

| 4 years ago
Why You Should Be Excited About Digital Occlusion
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Why You Should Be Excited About Digital Occlusion

As digital dentistry continues to evolve, dentists can apply occlusal principles to better diagnose and treat patients.

| 4 years ago
Selling Dentistry: Ethics or Income, and Other Choices Dentists Must Make
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Selling Dentistry: Ethics or Income, and Other Choices Dentists Must Make

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien discusses the difficult decisions many dentists are forced to make. Are you selling or practicing dentistry?

| 4 years ago
An Educated Diagnosis and Appropriate Dental Treatment Plan
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An Educated Diagnosis and Appropriate Dental Treatment Plan

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien shares his list of the top six things to consider when creating a dental treatment plan.

| 4 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien discusses successful occlusal therapy and for patients with sleep disorders.

| 4 years ago
A Missed Diagnosis or Incorrect Treatment Plan?
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A Missed Diagnosis or Incorrect Treatment Plan?

'He listened to my story differently. He asked different questions. He was respectful of the other practitioner but eloquently questioned the diagnosis....

| 4 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I
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As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I

Do you remember the way it felt when you finally understood the difference between their, there and they're? What about being able to distinguish between...

| 4 years ago
Dentistry and Core Values
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Dentistry and Core Values

The concept of dentistry and core values was formally presented to me in 2004, while progressing through the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Intitute, examining...

| 4 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?...

| 4 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...

| 4 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...

| 4 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...

| 4 years ago