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FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments

In this third article of a series on FPDs vs. implants, Dr. Frank Spear explores two FPD risk factors: length of span and weakened abutments.

| 1 month ago
Being Brilliant at the Basics: Blocking Out the Ugly From Your Restorations
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Being Brilliant at the Basics: Blocking Out the Ugly From Your Restorations

Learn how to create more beautiful posterior composites that you and your team will take pride in.

| 2 months ago
Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges
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Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges

This skiing analogy will help you better understand leading and trailing incisal edges.

| 2 months ago
Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay
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Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay

In this detailed visual essay, learn how to design a beautiful smile using the most conservative possible methods.

| 2 months ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI

We look at a real dental case to discuss obtaining acceptable esthetic outcomes on an anterior restoration.

| 2 months ago
Fixed Partial Dentures vs. Implants Part I - Is One Better Than the Other?
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Fixed Partial Dentures vs. Implants Part I - Is One Better Than the Other?

What's your take on fixed partial dentures vs. implants? In the first of this series of articles, Dr. Frank Spear will break down the benefits and uses...

| 2 months ago
A Hot Tip For Handling Your Anterior Composite Emergency Patients
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A Hot Tip For Handling Your Anterior Composite Emergency Patients

When emergencies happen, your standard routine for anterior composite restorations might not cut it - so what should you do?

| 3 months ago
How Dentist-Laboratory Relations Are Changing in the Digital Age
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How Dentist-Laboratory Relations Are Changing in the Digital Age

How has the evolution of technology made it easier for us to communicate with our labs, and vice versa? We'll dive into this evolution and how it affects...

| 3 months ago
Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations
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Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations

Dr. Gregg Kinzer discusses composite restorations and the use of glycerin to get a harder composite surface.

| 3 months ago
How Does Toothbrushing Affect Restorative Materials?
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How Does Toothbrushing Affect Restorative Materials?

Be aware of how toothbrushing may be affecting your patients' restorations.

| 3 months ago
Benefits of Deep Margin Elevation For Treating Subgingival Margins
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Benefits of Deep Margin Elevation For Treating Subgingival Margins

What do you know about deep margin elevation? Here's an overview into the process and benefits.

| 3 months ago
5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II
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5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II

Discover the five types of cracks in teeth in this second article on the silent epidemic of cracked teeth.

| 4 months ago