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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.

| 3 months 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...

| 3 months 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...

| 3 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.

| 5 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.

| 6 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.

| 6 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.

| 6 months ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI

We look at a real dental case to discuss obtaining acceptable esthetic outcomes on an anterior restoration.

| 6 months ago
Fixed Partial Dentures vs. Implants Part I - Is One Better Than the Other?
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Fixed Partial Dentures vs. Implants Part I - Is One Better Than the Other?

What's your take on fixed partial dentures vs. implants? In the first of this series of articles, Dr. Frank Spear will break down the benefits and uses...

| 6 months ago
A Hot Tip For Handling Your Anterior Composite Emergency Patients
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A Hot Tip For Handling Your Anterior Composite Emergency Patients

When emergencies happen, your standard routine for anterior composite restorations might not cut it - so what should you do?

| 7 months ago
How Dentist-Laboratory Relations Are Changing in the Digital Age
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How Dentist-Laboratory Relations Are Changing in the Digital Age

How has the evolution of technology made it easier for us to communicate with our labs, and vice versa? We'll dive into this evolution and how it affects...

| 7 months ago
Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations
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Why You Should be Using Glycerin on Your Composite Restorations

Dr. Gregg Kinzer discusses composite restorations and the use of glycerin to get a harder composite surface.

| 7 months ago