Skip to main content

Spear Digest

As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II
0

As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part II

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien discusses successful occlusal therapy and for patients with sleep disorders.

| 4 years ago
Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion
0

Muscle Deprogramming: A Source of Confusion

Dr. Frank Spear discusses muscle deprogramming, which is simple in concept but may be confusing in execution.

| 4 years ago
Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene
0

Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene

How can you better help your patients who love their dietary acids? Dr. Donna Stenberg shares resources and things to keep in mind.

| 4 years ago
Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1
0

Where, Oh Where, Did That Tooth Wear Come From? Part 1

Tooth wear presents as a significant challenge for many reasons, not the least of which is attempting to identify the etiology of the wear, which in turn...

| 4 years ago
OK, Maybe I DO Grind My Teeth
0

OK, Maybe I DO Grind My Teeth

In another article I described how to modify a patient's nightguard into a useful diagnostic tool. The patient had an existing anterior bite plane, which...

| 4 years ago
Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?
0

Edentulous Jaw Flexure: Guidelines for the Mandible?

Flexure of the edentulous mandible has been connected to increased stress in splinted full-arch restorations that cross the midline. This may result in...

| 4 years ago
Got Too Much Overjet?
0

Got Too Much Overjet?

As part of an interdisciplinary team the discussion of overjet is an important one. Do we have too much or not enough?  Both scenarios offer their own...

| 4 years ago
As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I
2

As If the Debate About Centric Relation Wasn’t Enough: Part I

Do you remember the way it felt when you finally understood the difference between their, there and they're? What about being able to distinguish between...

| 4 years ago
I Don't Grind My Teeth
0

I Don't Grind My Teeth

Helping patients manage bruxism can be difficult when they don't believe they're at risk. Here's how to help them understand what's happening.

| 4 years ago
I Still Can’t Chew on My New Dental Restoration!
0

I Still Can’t Chew on My New Dental Restoration!

Doctor – I still can't chew on my new dental restoration! Those are some of the most frustrating words for any clinician to hear, as it...

| 4 years ago
The Second Molar Dilemma
0

The Second Molar Dilemma

Treatment planning in orthodontics includes evaluation of all three facial dimensions; Anterior-posterior, transverse and vertical.

| 4 years ago
Getting The “Sharpness” Right on Your Restorations
2

Getting The “Sharpness” Right on Your Restorations

Have you ever had a patient say they have a hard time chewing, yet their teeth are clearly making contact? Maybe they even said their teeth are not 'sharp'...

| 4 years ago