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Behind Every Great Dentist Are Other Great Dentists
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Behind Every Great Dentist Are Other Great Dentists

It's often said that you are known by the company you keep. But it's not just a matter of appearances – in many ways the trajectory of your life...

| 11 years ago
Undercover Dentist

Undercover Dentist

The TV show, Undercover Boss, has become something of a phenomenon lately. If you haven't seen it, it's about CEOs posing as front-line workers in their...

| 11 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 11 years ago
A Reminder About the Process
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A Reminder About the Process

I was speaking to a patient recently and I asked if she wanted to do something about her 'gummy smile.' 'What gummy smile?' she responded, and then asked for a...

| 11 years ago
How Much Is .1mm?
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How Much Is .1mm?

I have a pet peeve. It has to do with prepping teeth. I still remember my operative instructor in junior clinic telling me to 'drop that proximal box...

| 12 years ago
Defining Success: Getting Specific with the Team (Part 11 of 14)

Defining Success: Getting Specific with the Team (Part 11 of 14)

This video is part of an ongoing series on Defining Success.

| 12 years ago
Yes, I Practice!

Yes, I Practice!

I am asked on a regular basis if I still practice or if I only lead Spear Study Clubs and teach. I understand the question, but it still takes me by surprise....

| 12 years ago
The Bruxism Bounce

The Bruxism Bounce

An article in The New York Times, When Stress Takes a Toll on Your Teeth, talks about a recent unexpected phenomenon dentists are seeing as a result of...

| 12 years ago
What is Good?
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What is Good?

If you are like me (and most other dentists), nothing is ever exactly what I want. The second molars in the picture above have occlusal milled composite...

| 12 years ago
Magic Hemostasis

Magic Hemostasis

I try really hard not to touch tissue when I prep teeth or when I am delivering bonded ceramic restorations. Blood is the enemy and I don't like red margins....

| 12 years ago
Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

Whose Teeth Are They Anyway?

I recently completed a case for a young dentist. It had been a long haul for the two of us, and I was both excited and anxious on the day of delivery....

| 12 years ago
Crown Modalities

Crown Modalities

I recently presented a program at the Florida National Dental Convention held in Orlando. A member of the audience came up to me and asked if we teach...

| 12 years ago