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Secrets to Starting New Patient Conversations
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Secrets to Starting New Patient Conversations

Don't let new dental patients walk out the door after their first exam. Prevent departures with strategies to improve the findings conversation and increase...

| 1 month ago
'Adult Restricted Airway' and 'Mouth Breathing' Videos Added to Patient Education Platform
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'Adult Restricted Airway' and 'Mouth Breathing' Videos Added to Patient Education Platform

Spear's latest Patient Education releases include two new condition videos to set patients up for airway discussions.

| 1 month ago
The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue
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The TMJ Disk — The Forgotten Tissue

The TMJ disk plays a crucial role in dentistry and understanding it makes it easier to order MRIs to assess its condition and position.

| 1 month ago
‘Unconscious Incompetence’ to ‘Conscious Competence:’ Awareness Through FGTP
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‘Unconscious Incompetence’ to ‘Conscious Competence:’ Awareness Through FGTP

See how a classic 'black triangle' complaint highlights the benefits of implementing Facially Generated Treatment Planning in relation to patient emotional...

| 1 month ago
I Made My Dental Assistant Cry
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I Made My Dental Assistant Cry

Wouldn't it be great if our dental practice team members behaved like teeth – logical and...

| 1 month ago
Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease
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Connections Between Tooth Loss and Systemic Disease

Dr. Doug Benting highlights the consequences of tooth loss and how dental patients should consider more viable treatment options to keep their natural...

| 1 month ago
New Course on Medical Management of Dental Caries
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New Course on Medical Management of Dental Caries

This new Spear Online video course addresses the emerging science related to oral biofilms and the use of silver diamine fluoride.

| 1 month ago
Humanitarian Dentistry Amid the Pandemic - the Open Wide Foundation in Guatemala
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Humanitarian Dentistry Amid the Pandemic - the Open Wide Foundation in Guatemala

A Faculty Club member shares his passion for volunteering with other Spear dentists in the development of sustainable community dental clinics in Guatemala.

| 1 month ago
Some Questions I’ve Been Asked About Occlusion Over the Years
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Some Questions I’ve Been Asked About Occlusion Over the Years

Philadelphia's Dr. Carl Steinberg, a restorative dentist, mentor, and instructor, answers real-life occlusion questions.

| 1 month ago
Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar
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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar

Dr. John Carson uses an implant-supported fixed-removable partial denture to successfully treat a patient with six missing maxillary anterior teeth and...

| 1 month ago
Customized Impression Coping for a Single Tooth Implant in a Maxillary Central Incisor
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Customized Impression Coping for a Single Tooth Implant in a Maxillary Central Incisor

Follow this visual essay for steps to fabricate a personalized impression coping to optimize the transfer of the peri-implant soft tissue architecture...

| 1 month ago
New ‘Seattle Protocol’ Airway, TMD Condylar Degeneration Patient Education Videos for Better Outcomes
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New ‘Seattle Protocol’ Airway, TMD Condylar Degeneration Patient Education Videos for Better Outcomes

We've added new videos on the airway Seattle Protocol and TMD condylar degeneration to the library of Patient Education videos on Spear Online.

| 2 months ago