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Mental Self-Care: A Path to Finding Peace in Your Practice
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Mental Self-Care: A Path to Finding Peace in Your Practice

To kick off a new campaign about mental health in dentistry, Dr. Martin Mendelson focuses on self-care and gratitude in this time of rising unrest.

| 1 month ago
2021 Masters Program Courses Provide Prescriptive Measures for Specialist Practice Growth

2021 Masters Program Courses Provide Prescriptive Measures for Specialist Practice Growth

Re-envisioned as part of a Masters Program relaunch, 2021 online courses provide strategies on leadership and goal setting, growing your study club,...

| 6 months ago
Why Is 'Intention' My Favorite Word?
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Why Is 'Intention' My Favorite Word?

Learn about the G.R.O.W. method for intentionally setting and achieving your practice growth goals.

| 2 years ago
What Causes Sleep Bruxism?
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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
Color Science: Shade Guides and Shade Selection

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 years ago
The True Value of a Dentist

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,...

| 7 years ago
Three Ways to Ruin the Relationship With Your Technician
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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...

| 8 years ago
Meeting Dentists Around the Globe
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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...

| 8 years ago
Feldspathic Vs. Pressable Ceramic Veneers
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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...

| 8 years ago
Do You Have a Clear Vision?
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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...

| 8 years ago
The Smell and Memory Connection

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...

| 8 years ago
Light Savers: Understanding Variables in Shade Selection

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...

| 8 years ago