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Do I Medi-Care or Do I Medi-NOT Care?
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Do I Medi-Care or Do I Medi-NOT Care?

If you think the Medicare opt-in or opt out decision is a confusing one you are not alone. I have been reading opinions from every direction regarding...

| 4 years ago
Leaf Gauge Refinements
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Leaf Gauge Refinements

An example of a leaf gauge. If you like using the leaf gauge as much as I do, you undoubtedly have occasions when you wonder why there is a discrepancy...

| 4 years ago
Dr. Parker Mahan: Cranio-Facial Pain and Restorative Practice
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Dr. Parker Mahan: Cranio-Facial Pain and Restorative Practice

Parker Mahan, DDS, PhD (7.11.1927 – 8.1.2010) Dr. Parker Mahan was one of the most influential academicians and clinicians in...

| 4 years ago
A Question of NEED in Dentistry: Part II
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A Question of NEED in Dentistry: Part II

To read Part I of this series, click on the link. One of the patients in my practice was a veteran of Vietnam who lost his leg in the service of...

| 4 years ago
A Question of NEED in Dentistry: Part I
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A Question of NEED in Dentistry: Part I

In my position at Spear Education I have the privilege of spending a lot of time with some of the best dentists in the world.  Dentists who devote a large...

| 4 years ago
Scheduling 'Bump' Days in Hygiene
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Scheduling 'Bump' Days in Hygiene

I'm betting that not all of the patients in your practice who have dental needs have made arrangements to have that dentistry completed.  That would most...

| 4 years ago
Topical Anesthetics
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Topical Anesthetics

Topical anesthetics are designed to make the use of local anesthesia as comfortable as possible, something that is appreciated by patients and dentists...

| 4 years ago
How Are YOU Different?
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How Are YOU Different?

It isn't a stretch to say that every dentist that spends time with Spear Education is different from the dentists who populate the majority of our profession....

| 5 years ago
Why You NEED to See Double
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Why You NEED to See Double

The requirement that most new dental school graduates carry to their first business opportunities, namely being able to pay off their tremendous amount...

| 5 years ago
What is a Megapascal?
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What is a Megapascal?

I have always loved science and numbers; putting the world around me into neat little boxes of information that can be classified, reviewed and studied....

| 5 years ago
Can You Light Cure Too Much?
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Can You Light Cure Too Much?

Light cure composite materials have produced a radical shift in dentistry over the past 40 years; it's a shift I have lived in while graduating...

| 5 years ago
Dental Insurance in the 21st Century
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Dental Insurance in the 21st Century

Put a group of dentists together and before long the discussion invariably turns to dental insurance. Today, if those dentists are in the states of Washington...

| 5 years ago