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Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials
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Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 11 months ago
Spear Talk Highlight – What is the Cause of My Patient’s Swollen Lip?
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Spear Talk Highlight – What is the Cause of My Patient’s Swollen Lip?

When something unexpected happens like your patient's lip swelling, turn to Spear Talk for answers and advice from your colleagues.

| 1 year ago
Periodontist: Spear Study Club Strengthens the Interdisciplinary Team
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Periodontist: Spear Study Club Strengthens the Interdisciplinary Team

Dr. Shivali Gohel says the camaraderie she has cultivated with her fellow doctors through Spear Study Club has helped her strengthen her professional...

| 1 year ago
My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread
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My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread

There is no reason for a dental restoration to have an expiration date, though the longevity or prognosis of any dental restoration is directly influenced...

| 1 year ago
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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.'

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year 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.

| 1 year ago