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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’
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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’

Explore ways to predictably deliver tight and well-contoured contacts from composite and what some clinicians refer to as 'kissing contacts.'

| 1 week ago
Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization
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Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization

This new study club module address treatment alternatives and provides several case studies to demonstrate how to use resin-bonded bridges for fixed long-term...

| 3 weeks ago
Why Photography is Essential in Your Practice
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Why Photography is Essential in Your Practice

Learn why stronger clinical photography is such an important tool to improve communication and facilitate improved patient outcomes.

| 1 month ago
Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers
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Utilizing Laser to Remove Ceramic Veneers

Utilizing laser to remove ceramic veneers degrades the bonding interface with hydrolysis of the water in the resin cement, leading to easy removal.

| 1 month ago
The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures
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The Pros and Cons of Thermoplastic Partial Dentures

Dr. Mary Ann Salcetti discusses the advances in thermoplastic materials and their use in prosthetic dentistry.

| 2 months ago
Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil
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Restorative Design and the Sterile Pencil

How can the use of red pencil lines help you improve your tooth reduction planning?

| 2 months ago
Root Banking in 3 Steps
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Root Banking in 3 Steps

Root banking can be a great treatment option. Find out why and how to do it successfully in just three steps.

| 2 months ago
Spear Talk Highlight - 'Should I Invest In an Intraoral Scanner?'
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Spear Talk Highlight - 'Should I Invest In an Intraoral Scanner?'

Still on the fence about whether or not to invest in an intraoral scanner? Not sure how to decide on the right one? Check out this Spear TALK thread for...

| 3 months ago
Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?
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Do You Still Use Traditional Cement?

What type of cement do you use for restorations? Dr. Gregg Kinzer details when he uses traditional cement or when he bonds restorations.

| 3 months ago
FPDs Vs. Implants Part II: How Do FPDs Most Often Fail?
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part II: How Do FPDs Most Often Fail?

Why do fixed partial dentures fail? Dr. Frank Spear gives an answer in this second article in his series on FPDs vs. implants.

| 3 months ago
Digital Printing: Are We There Yet?
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Digital Printing: Are We There Yet?

3D printing is the way of the future - but with so many options, how can you choose the best one for your practice?

| 3 months ago
Implant Supported Fixed Bridge for Maxillary Incisors
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Implant Supported Fixed Bridge for Maxillary Incisors

When there are several options available, it is really our responsibility to help the patient make the decisions on the options available based on their...

| 4 months ago