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Color Science: Shade Guides and Shade Selection

Better understand color science in dentistry with this review of shade guides, shade taking and shade selection.

| 4 months ago
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The True Value of a Dentist

Our most recent Spear Faculty Club Summit was our biggest event to date. We had over 650 dentists in attendance who were Faculty Club members,...

| 3 years ago
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Three Ways to Ruin the Relationship With Your Technician

One of the areas not often talked about in dentistry is the communication between dentists and lab technicians. This connection is vital not only for...

| 4 years ago
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Meeting Dentists Around the Globe

Having celebrated my one year anniversary with Spear (can you believe it?!) I took a couple weeks off to explore the globe and embarked on a cruise in...

| 4 years ago
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Feldspathic Vs. Pressable Ceramic Veneers

I often say there is no one size fits all solution in dental material selection. Of course there are certain materials that have multiple uses based...

| 4 years ago
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Do You Have a Clear Vision?

Today's date is significant for me. It was on this date in 2003 that I last practiced dentistry. I stopped due to chronic pain in my hand. This last...

| 4 years ago
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The Smell and Memory Connection

Years ago, I recall learning about the smell and memory connection in dental school. It fascinated me that there is such a strong associative link between...

| 4 years ago
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Light Savers: Understanding Variables in Shade Selection

Color is experienced through our eyes. An understanding of our physiology is basic to the application of the principles of color science and shade selection...

| 4 years ago
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Response to "Dollars and Dentists"

'Dollars and Dentists' by FRONTLINE in association with the Center for Public Integrity, premiered last night on PBS. The investigative program focused...

| 4 years ago
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Recognize Complications With a Shift

It's essential to have confidence in your examination skills to predictably and effectively treat occlusal problems. Most of our patients will exhibit...

| 4 years ago
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What Causes Sleep Bruxism?

Bruxism has long been an actively discussed topic in dentistry, but the observations and definitions created for dentistry may not be adequate for diagnosing...

| 4 years ago
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Upcoming Show to Feature Dental Disparities

On June 26, Frontline, the popular PBS newsmagazine program, will air a story that focuses on access to care disparities and the 'business of...

| 4 years ago