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The Importance of Occlusal Analysis in Condylar Seating

The Importance of Occlusal Analysis in Condylar Seating

An occlusal analysis is a comprehensive way to determine if the proposed treatment plan may destabilize the existing maximum intercuspation and a new...

| 2 days ago
Dental Conference 2022: Spear Live Preview

Dental Conference 2022: Spear Live Preview

Dental Conferences in 2022 are more essential now than ever. Spear Live is an in-person event that brings clinical training and networking together....

| 4 days ago
TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and Treatment Planning: Treating Joint Issues for More Predictable Results

TMJ and treatment planning are interconnected. If a TMJ issue is discovered, having a predictable workflow for joint-based treatment planning can help....

| 1 week ago
Dental Lab Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dental Lab Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The cost of dental materials and shortage of dental lab technicians in the U.S. has increased significantly, leading many labs to outsource. Learn what this...

| 2 weeks ago
Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars
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Why Full Coverage Restorations Are Common for Second Molars

In most cases, tooth wear and tooth fracture result from mechanical overload at the tooth level because of uneven occlusal force distribution. So why...

| 3 weeks ago
Complex Dentistry: Overcoming Hurdles to Make Cases Less Stressful
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Complex Dentistry: Overcoming Hurdles to Make Cases Less Stressful

Do your goals include taking on more complex dentistry cases? If so, you're not alone! Dr. Carson shares tips on how to overcome common hurdles and reduce...

| 1 month ago
Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

Creating Esthetic Success with Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis

This Visual technique guide shows you how to transfer pontic site gingival topography to your lab for esthetic success with full arch implant supported...

| 1 month ago
Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL): Causes and Contributing Factors

Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL): Causes and Contributing Factors

This write up from Dr. Melissa Seibert challenges the abfraction theory and reviews the many contributing factors to non-carious cervical lesions.

| 1 month ago
Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement

Autogenous Fat: Preferred Material for TMJ Disk Replacement

While disk repairs are the preferred option to restore normal joint anatomy, it may not be possible with the amount of soft- or hard-tissue deformation....

| 1 month ago
Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Maxilla Is Key in Comprehensive Treatment Planning

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse builds the case for dentists to keep the maxilla in mind when planning comprehensive treatment.

| 2 months ago
Spear Refreshes Chairside Patient Education Videos

Spear Refreshes Chairside Patient Education Videos

Spear Education chairside PE videos and accompanying handouts were refreshed and released onto Spear Online and customer playlists with improved and enhanced...

| 2 months ago
Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Managing Diastemas With Veneers

Check out this FGTP-based approach to managing the challenging issue of diastemas with veneers.

| 2 months ago