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A Brief History of the Toothbrush
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A Brief History of the Toothbrush

Today it seems like people shuffle through hundreds of toothbrushes that line the market shelves, hoping that the latest and greatest model will deliver...

| 6 years ago
Say Cheese: New Method for Restoring Missing Teeth Involves Gum Tissue and Mice Cells
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Say Cheese: New Method for Restoring Missing Teeth Involves Gum Tissue and Mice Cells

According to a recent news release, scientists have developed a new method of replacing missing teeth with a bioengineered material generated from a person's...

| 6 years ago
The Value of Stick Bites
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The Value of Stick Bites

  The stick 'bite' is a quick and easy reference for your ceramist. It's not really a bite registration; rather, it is a useful tool for the technician...

| 6 years ago
The History and Uses of Cone Beam Radiography
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The History and Uses of Cone Beam Radiography

Early dental radiology began in 1895 when Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered 'X' radiation. A German dentist, Otto Walkoff, produced the first...

| 6 years ago
Study: Women Who Smoked Are More Likely to Lose Teeth Due to Gum Disease
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Study: Women Who Smoked Are More Likely to Lose Teeth Due to Gum Disease

According to a new study published and featured on the cover of the current Journal of the American Dental Association by researchers at the University...

| 6 years ago
Introducing SPEAR TALK
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Introducing SPEAR TALK

  Spear TALK: Discover a wealth of advice for treating your most challenging cases. Find out which new practice technologies are actually worth...

| 6 years ago
Research Reveals Negative Changes in Oral Bacteria
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Research Reveals Negative Changes in Oral Bacteria

According to a media release from the University of Adelaide in Australia, DNA preserved in calcified bacteria on the teeth of ancient human skeletons...

| 6 years ago
Instrumentation for Equilibration
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Instrumentation for Equilibration

In a previous article we discussed adjusting the mandibular incisal edges to accommodate for esthetic and functional changes in the maxillary anterior...

| 6 years ago
Tape Your Trays
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Tape Your Trays

A simple technique that helps to create ideal impressions is to use Scotch tape on the outer aspect of your slotted disposable trays. First, I suggest...

| 6 years ago
Children's Oral Health Infographic
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Children's Oral Health Infographic

Continuing our ongoing series highlighting dental risks, we are pleased to present our Children's Oral Health Infographic. We encourage you to pass it...

| 6 years ago
Study Suggests Beta-Catenin Molecule is Required for Tooth Root Formation
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Study Suggests Beta-Catenin Molecule is Required for Tooth Root Formation

According to a press release, The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) recently published a paper in the Journal of Dental...

| 6 years ago
Monthly Spotlight [December/January]
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Monthly Spotlight [December/January]

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

| 6 years ago