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Terminal Dentition: Where Do We Draw the Line?
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Terminal Dentition: Where Do We Draw the Line?

When should you extract? When should you preserve? Learning to perform a thorough terminal dentition evaluation will help you better decide the fate of...

| 2 weeks ago
Dr. Robert Winter Presents New ‘Restorative Design’ Pathway
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Dr. Robert Winter Presents New ‘Restorative Design’ Pathway

Learn minimalistic ceramic restorations in the six-course pathway now available on Spear Online.

| 2 weeks ago
Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials
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Try Before You Buy: Evaluating Indirect Restorative Impression Materials

Your guide to evaluating and selecting restorative impression materials that provide accuracy and predictability.

| 3 weeks ago
My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread
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My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread

There is no reason for a dental restoration to have an expiration date, though the longevity or prognosis of any dental restoration is directly influenced...

| 4 weeks ago
Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’
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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’

Explore ways to predictably deliver tight and well-contoured contacts from composite and what some clinicians refer to as 'kissing contacts.'

| 1 month ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients

Learn how to manage occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) with pre-extraction and post-extraction methods, including the widely used freeway space approach.

| 1 month ago
Study Club Module — Mary Jo: Emotional and Clinical Crisis Management
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Study Club Module — Mary Jo: Emotional and Clinical Crisis Management

In this Spear Study Club module, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani introduces a patient with a simple loose crown, though he discovers issues with the patient's failing...

| 1 month ago
5 Elements to Consider when Selecting a Full Arch Implant Prosthetic Solution
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5 Elements to Consider when Selecting a Full Arch Implant Prosthetic Solution

As baby boomers age, clinicians need to be prepared to help by considering five essential aspects for the best course of treatment using full arch, implant-supported...

| 2 months ago
FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments
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FPDs Vs. Implants Part III: Length of Span and Vitality of Abutments

In this third article of a series on FPDs vs. implants, Dr. Frank Spear explores two FPD risk factors: length of span and weakened abutments.

| 4 months ago
Being Brilliant at the Basics: Blocking Out the Ugly From Your Restorations
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Being Brilliant at the Basics: Blocking Out the Ugly From Your Restorations

Learn how to create more beautiful posterior composites that you and your team will take pride in.

| 4 months ago
Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges
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Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges

This skiing analogy will help you better understand leading and trailing incisal edges.

| 4 months ago
Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay
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Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay

In this detailed visual essay, learn how to design a beautiful smile using the most conservative possible methods.

| 4 months ago