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Ultra-Conservative Management of the Discolored Tooth
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Ultra-Conservative Management of the Discolored Tooth

Explore a more modern, minimally invasive approach to the discolored non-vital teeth using the 'Modified Walking Bleach' approach.

| 2 weeks ago
Photographic Tooth Inclination
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Photographic Tooth Inclination

Dental photography is a key component to the FGTP planning process and the strategic photographic series of images aids the restorative dentist in evaluation...

| 2 weeks ago
The Next Evolution in Dental Digital Printing
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The Next Evolution in Dental Digital Printing

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Bob Winter believes an emerging 3D printing technique, called xolography, could signal an accelerated end to analogue-based...

| 2 weeks ago
Patient First Impressions – Setting the Tone for Long-Term Relationships
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Patient First Impressions – Setting the Tone for Long-Term Relationships

Patients who resist dentistry present dental teams with an opportunity to embrace those who need the help and comfort to know there is a solution to their...

| 3 weeks ago
Nothing Lasts Forever: Case Planning for Easier Future Retreatments
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Nothing Lasts Forever: Case Planning for Easier Future Retreatments

Learn treatment planning that prevents unnecessary future challenges after things break, to make things easier on you, your patient, and your colleagues.

| 3 weeks ago
Interproximal Contacts: Assessment and Adjustment
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Interproximal Contacts: Assessment and Adjustment

Learn how to increase the predictability of desired interdental contacts and improve collaboration between dental practice and lab technician.

| 1 month ago
CBCT: A Window Into ‘Why’
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CBCT: A Window Into ‘Why’

CBCT is a valuable tool to help dentists find solutions to correct and prevent problematic sleep, esthetics, and occlusal issues, and to ensure optimal...

| 1 month ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 4): Jaw Joint Pain
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 4): Jaw Joint Pain

Having an accurate history of a patient's jaw joint pain is invaluable, Dr. Jim McKee explains in his series of articles on patient history.

| 1 month ago
Top 5 Pet Peeves of Labs and Dentists (Part 2)
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Top 5 Pet Peeves of Labs and Dentists (Part 2)

In Part 2 of his series, Dr. Bob Winter explores more about dentist-lab relationships and communications that lead to more satisfied...

| 1 month ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 3): Previous Treatment
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 3): Previous Treatment

Having an accurate history of a patient's previous dental treatment is invaluable for accurate treatment planning and predictable outcomes.

| 1 month ago
Top 5 Pet Peeves of Labs and Dentists (Part 1)
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Top 5 Pet Peeves of Labs and Dentists (Part 1)

As part of his new series on dentist-lab relationships, Dr. Bob Winter shares perspectives on communications that lead to more satisfied patients.

| 1 month ago
Patient History 101 (Lesson 2): Joint Injuries
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Patient History 101 (Lesson 2): Joint Injuries

The restorative dentist has an invaluable tool with accurate patient history of jaw joint injuries. Dr. Jim McKee reveals key questions to ask during...

| 2 months ago