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Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2
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Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2

In the second of a two-part series, Frank Spear discusses how to treat patients with higher risk of recession.

| 8 years ago
Growth in the Dental Practice and Why it's Like Golf
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Growth in the Dental Practice and Why it's Like Golf

Every golfer knows that golf is really a game that you play against yourself. You may play with other golfers on any given day, but ultimately you are...

| 8 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1
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Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1

In Part 1 of 'Recession and Restorative Dentistry' Dr. Frank Spear discusses why and when recession is likely to...

| 8 years ago
Composite
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Composite

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic,...

| 8 years ago
What’s the Best Course?
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What’s the Best Course?

This 50-year-old woman presented with hopeless teeth from the upper right central through the upper left second molar. Her one remaining molar on...

| 8 years ago
Help Them Ask
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Help Them Ask

Yesterday, Cheryl's Buick told her to pull over and turn off the engine. She did. Cheryl has always listened to those with more information than her and...

| 8 years ago
Separating Treatment and Insurance
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Separating Treatment and Insurance

In my last post I said that the introduction of dental insurance has led to a mindset in many patients – the 'Anything That's Covered' (ATC)...

| 8 years ago
Checklists
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Checklists

I'm planning for a patient appointment shortly after New Year's, and part of my preparation is putting together the appropriate checklist. Do you use...

| 9 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, 'Sigh...Where Are The Easy Ones? Part 1', so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side...

| 9 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 9 years ago
It is Always a Question of Values
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It is Always a Question of Values

I have a good friend who recently had a very challenging experience with her longtime dentist. She has been in the practice since she was a child and...

| 9 years ago
Photo Tips
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Photo Tips

Those blasted buccal shots! Hard to see and hard to be sure that the correct alignment and framing are in the image. Most of the time, I believe that...

| 9 years ago