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Finding Mentors for Life
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Finding Mentors for Life

U.S. Army dentist Dr. Andy Janiga shares how his personal mentors and networking through Spear Study Club shaped his confidence in dentistry.

| 3 months ago
Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 
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Taking the ‘Voodoo’ Out of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion 

Learn the definition of VDO and specific criteria for evaluation, decision-making and action for a change of vertical to address excessive tooth wear.

| 3 months ago
Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 
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Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, dentists facing serious personal or workplace stress should consider how 'real' their struggles are and seek...

| 3 months ago
My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process
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My Treatment Plan and Informed Consent Process

Treatment plans must use simple terms with the options clearly outlined, should be presented in writing and be fully reviewed with the patient to mitigate...

| 3 months ago
Airway, Sleep and Respiratory Reflux
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Airway, Sleep and Respiratory Reflux

Learn a new perspective on reflux and the possible triggering mechanisms that occur during sleep.

| 3 months ago
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.'

| 4 months ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients

Learn how to manage occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) with pre-extraction and post-extraction methods, including the widely used freeway space approach.

| 4 months ago
Achieving Your Practice Goals: Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?
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Achieving Your Practice Goals: Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?

Surgical specialist Dr. Douglas Smail makes recommendations to address the 'lagging measures' that can significantly hinder practice growth.

| 4 months ago
Patient Relations: Topic of 3 New Team Meetings
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Patient Relations: Topic of 3 New Team Meetings

Spear Online features three new team meeting modules designed to help your practice team shape the comforting, nurturing patient experience that leads...

| 4 months ago
Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites
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Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites

Dr. James H. Peyton addresses custom shade selection to find the best match for esthetics cases.

| 4 months ago
Watch the ‘Seattle Protocol’ in Action
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Watch the ‘Seattle Protocol’ in Action

In the new Spear Online course, 'Seattle Protocol Chairside Demonstration,' Dr. Jeff Rouse provides a live chairside demonstration of the six steps of the...

| 4 months ago
Study Club Module — Mary Jo: Emotional and Clinical Crisis Management
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Study Club Module — Mary Jo: Emotional and Clinical Crisis Management

In this Spear Study Club module, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani introduces a patient with a simple loose crown, though he discovers issues with the patient's failing...

| 4 months ago