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Dental Networking Event Reflections: 2022 Spear Summit

Dental Networking Event Reflections: 2022 Spear Summit

Dr. Mitrani shares some of the highlights from the 2022 Spear Summit and explains why next year's exclusive dental networking event will be even...

| 1 week ago
Four Key Elements of Esthetic Dentistry and the Importance of the Prototype

Four Key Elements of Esthetic Dentistry and the Importance of the Prototype

Spear's Dr. Ricardo Mitrani outlines the four key elements of communicating esthetic considerations and the importance of utilizing a prototype.

| 1 month ago
Utilizing RidgeFit Implants as Retention for Overdentures in Patients with Narrow Ridges
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Utilizing RidgeFit Implants as Retention for Overdentures in Patients with Narrow Ridges

In this visual essay, Dr. Mitrani shows how utilizing RidgeFit implants to convert existing dentures to implant overdentures can improve a patient's quality...

| 2 months ago
The Fourth Solution:  Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor Implant Photo Essay
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The Fourth Solution: Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor Implant Photo Essay

A lateral incisor implant has proven to be a predictable and viable interdisciplinary protocol for patients with congenitally missing maxillary incisors.

| 5 months ago
Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay
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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay

Addressing congenitally missing lateral incisors is a common condition that justifies an interdisciplinary solution, such as canine substitution, resin-bonded...

| 5 months ago
Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

This Visual technique guide shows you how to transfer pontic site gingival topography to your lab for esthetic success with full arch implant supported...

| 7 months ago
Building Psychological Safety: The Question Formulation Technique

Building Psychological Safety: The Question Formulation Technique

Promote a space for your team to openly share mistakes and lessons learned from failure through encouraging expression and the free flow of questions....

| 8 months ago
Optimizing Occlusal Contours of a Full Arch Immediately Loaded Provisional Prosthesis
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Optimizing Occlusal Contours of a Full Arch Immediately Loaded Provisional Prosthesis

Two techniques to rebuild occlusal contours and facilitate occlusal reconstruction of a full arch implant-supported solution.

| 9 months ago
What Dentists Can Learn from 2021’s Effects on Dental Practice Hiring

What Dentists Can Learn from 2021’s Effects on Dental Practice Hiring

If you're having a hard time getting people to apply to work at your dental practice, you're not alone. Here's why this problem is happening, and how...

| 11 months ago
Facilitating Treatment Utilizing Pre-Existing Implant Components
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Facilitating Treatment Utilizing Pre-Existing Implant Components

In this case review, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores how his team expedited provisionalization and mitigated cost involving pre-existing implant components.

| 1 year ago
12 Things Dentists Say That Undermines Team Psychological Safety—and What to Say Instead
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12 Things Dentists Say That Undermines Team Psychological Safety—and What to Say Instead

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores 12 reasons why practice owners struggle to foster psychological safety—and why a 'litmus test' is valuable.

| 1 year ago
Creating Psychological Safety in the Dental Practice – Three Key Considerations

Creating Psychological Safety in the Dental Practice – Three Key Considerations

Psychological safety is the key to growth and innovation in the dental practice—but how can you foster it? Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shares tips from his own experience.

| 1 year ago