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From 'Good' to 'Great' Dental Assistants
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From 'Good' to 'Great' Dental Assistants

A tried and true way to grow your dental practice is to make every patient's appointment a memorable experience, especially for new patients. It's...

| 5 years ago
Get the Facts on Wax
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Get the Facts on Wax

A clear vision of the esthetic and functional outcome of a case must be established to effectively communicate the details to the technician who is fabricating...

| 5 years ago
 Inlays, Onlays and Veneers vs. Crowns
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Inlays, Onlays and Veneers vs. Crowns

The most conservative treatment possible for patients is taught as the first choice in dental schools. As with most choices in dentistry, there are...

| 5 years ago
Honoring Women in Dentistry: Lucy Hobbs Taylor
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Honoring Women in Dentistry: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

In honor of Women's History Month and her birthday, we're highlighting Lucy Hobbs Taylor for her contributions to the dental profession. Lucy Hobbs Taylor...

| 5 years ago
Study: Extracting Teeth Before Cardiac Surgery May Cause More Harm Than Good
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Study: Extracting Teeth Before Cardiac Surgery May Cause More Harm Than Good

According to a recent press release, a new study released by the Mayo Clinic has debunked current thinking of the necessity to remove infected teeth prior...

| 5 years ago
Research: Bacteria Preserved on 1,000-Year-Old Plaque
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Research: Bacteria Preserved on 1,000-Year-Old Plaque

According to a news release, a research team recently discovered 1,000-year-old dental calculus preserved on the teeth of skeletons. This discovery...

| 5 years ago
Best of Spear Review: Esthetics
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Best of Spear Review: Esthetics

As we continue to offer insightful content by the Spear faculty and guest writers, we want to make certain that you don't miss any of it. The following...

| 5 years ago
Study: Call for Cutting Sugar to Reduce Tooth Decay
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Study: Call for Cutting Sugar to Reduce Tooth Decay

For over 20 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that an individual's sugar consumption should be no more than 10 percent...

| 5 years ago
Lunch + Learn Team Development Now Available
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Lunch + Learn Team Development Now Available

Spear is excited to announce that our Lunch + Learn lessons are now available in the Team Development section of Digital Suite's Course Library....

| 5 years ago
Doc Holliday: The Straight Shooter of Dentistry
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Doc Holliday: The Straight Shooter of Dentistry

Tomorrow marks the 132nd Anniversary of the Shootout at the OK Corral, a legendary gunfight that involved a dentist – Doc Holliday. You may be...

| 5 years ago
Periodontal Disease in the U.S. [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Periodontal Disease in the U.S. [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two Americans aged 30 and up has some form...

| 5 years ago
A Brief History of Dental Anesthesia
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A Brief History of Dental Anesthesia

The ability to control pain is a critical part of all dental procedures. Throughout history, dental professionals have used a variety of methods for dental...

| 6 years ago