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Simplify the Worn Dentition Diagnosis Process
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Simplify the Worn Dentition Diagnosis Process

It is not always possible to clearly identify the cause of tooth wear. However, qualifying tooth wear, with all of the attributes noted in the adjacent...

| 7 years ago
Using Clinical Photos on an iPad to Communicate Findings With Patients
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Using Clinical Photos on an iPad to Communicate Findings With Patients

As the cliché goes, pictures are worth a thousand words. Over the years clinicians have incorporated various visual aids in patient communication. Visual...

| 7 years ago
How a Dual Monitor Strategy Can Increase Productivity
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How a Dual Monitor Strategy Can Increase Productivity

One of the best productivity tricks implemented in our office is the use of dual monitors. Computer programmers and designers have long advocated that...

| 7 years ago
Ten-point Crown Checklist
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Ten-point Crown Checklist

In 'The Checklist Manifesto,' Dr. Atul Gawande, suggests that your work efficiency and outcome can be improved by using a simple checklist. Dr. Gawande describes...

| 7 years ago
Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations
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Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations

A recent article by Dr. Gary DeWood, 'Attack of the Collagen Eaters,' created a very interesting discussion and led me to revisit my bonding checklist. As...

| 7 years ago
The Four-Step TMJ Checklist
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The Four-Step TMJ Checklist

Before I learned about TMJ and occlusion at Spear Education, managing a patient with TMJ pain was always a challenge for me. Often these patients need...

| 7 years ago
Can Bonding Broken Tooth Fragments Really Work?
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Can Bonding Broken Tooth Fragments Really Work?

A 19-year-old patient named Tim presented with a crown fracture on his two central incisors. We decided to use the broken teeth fragments he brought with...

| 7 years ago
Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist
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Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist

In 'The Checklist Manifesto,' Dr. Atul Gawande, suggests that your work efficiency and outcome can be improved by using a simple checklist. Dr. Gawande describes...

| 8 years ago