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Evaluating Occlusal Cant Problems During the Restoration Try In

Evaluating Occlusal Cant Problems During the Restoration Try In

Dr. Robert Winter discusses how to identify a cant problem in a restoration—and what to do about it.

| 6 months ago
Does an Acid Insult Alone Cause Cupping or Cratering on Exposed Dentin?

Does an Acid Insult Alone Cause Cupping or Cratering on Exposed Dentin?

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter reveals other factors, beyond acid insult, that can contribute to cupping and cratering on exposed dentin.

| 7 months ago
The Importance of Perspective in Incisal and Occlusal Assessments
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The Importance of Perspective in Incisal and Occlusal Assessments

Dr. Robert Winter explains how perspective can make a significant difference when determining what is 'level' in incisal and occlusal assessments.

| 8 months ago
Quality Improvement in Clinical Dentistry: Part 2

Quality Improvement in Clinical Dentistry: Part 2

In the final part of this two-part series on the benefits of dental quality assurance, Dr. Winter explains the final steps of the PDSA model to improve...

| 1 year ago
Dental Quality Assurance Using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA):  Part 1

Dental Quality Assurance Using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA): Part 1

In this two-part series, Dr. Winter shares the benefits of dental quality assurance using the plan, do, study, act (PDSA) model to improve clinical processes...

| 1 year ago
Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter discusses evolving caries visualization tools such as using fluorescence technology in diagnosing and...

| 1 year ago
Dental Research Part 3: Types and Sources

Dental Research Part 3: Types and Sources

By digging deeper into sources and types of dental research available you can assess if what you find is valid before applying it as a standard in your...

| 1 year ago
Dental Research Part 2: How to Find What You Need

Dental Research Part 2: How to Find What You Need

When conducting dental research, how do you find the resources you need? In the second part of this 3-part series, Dr. Winter gives tips for narrowing...

| 1 year ago
Dental Research Part 1:  Five Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias
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Dental Research Part 1: Five Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias

In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Bob Winter shares the importance of dental research in your practice. This article shares tips to reduce confirmation...

| 1 year ago
Screw Retained Posterior Implant Crown Restorative Challenges
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Screw Retained Posterior Implant Crown Restorative Challenges

Implant crown restorative challenges primarily arise when there are issues with placement, angulation, and the insertion path. This visual analysis explains...

| 1 year ago
Dual Arch Impression Techniques for a More Successful Restoration

Dual Arch Impression Techniques for a More Successful Restoration

Dual arch impression techniques are faster, more efficient, and more economical than taking separate full arch impressions. Dr. Robert Winter reveals...

| 1 year 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...

| 1 year ago