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‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible
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‘Frank Phrases:’ Educate Patients on What Is Possible

Dentists should always show patients all the exam findings and know how to transition their mindset to seeing possibilities, according to Dr. Frank Spear....

| 1 month ago
Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

Oh Snap! Managing a Fractured Denture Base

In many cases, a damaged prosthesis can be sent to the dental laboratory for repair, but what if the lab isn't available? Here's what to do.

| 2 months ago
'Frank Phrases:' Give Patients the Option to Do Nothing

'Frank Phrases:' Give Patients the Option to Do Nothing

Doing nothing should always be a treatment option for dental patients, according to Dr. Frank Spear. When dentists realistically explain to patients the...

| 3 months ago
‘Unconscious Incompetence’ to ‘Conscious Competence:’ Awareness Through FGTP
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‘Unconscious Incompetence’ to ‘Conscious Competence:’ Awareness Through FGTP

See how a classic 'black triangle' complaint highlights the benefits of implementing Facially Generated Treatment Planning in relation to patient emotional...

| 8 months ago
Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar
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Replacing Teeth and Tissue Using a Mini Bar

Dr. John Carson uses an implant-supported fixed-removable partial denture to successfully treat a patient with six missing maxillary anterior teeth and...

| 8 months ago
What Do You Want to Break?
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What Do You Want to Break?

When the clinician and the dental patient share the same mindset it takes the sting of disappointment out of any breakage or failure that may occur with...

| 9 months ago
How to Phase Treatment

How to Phase Treatment

Dr. Gregg Kinzer provides a visual essay on how to phase a restorative dental treatment plan.

| 1 year ago
The Concept of Phasing Treatment
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The Concept of Phasing Treatment

It is not uncommon for patients to delay treatment on complex cases. Discover how to help them understand how to best plan their treatment before their...

| 1 year ago
The 3 Accepts: Driving Case Acceptance in Urgent Times

The 3 Accepts: Driving Case Acceptance in Urgent Times

Discover simple steps to help patients recognize the value of dentistry and accept treatment planning in a time of crisis.

| 1 year ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Planning the Smile

Discover the FGTP-related essentials of dental treatment planning with tooth outline templates.

| 1 year ago
Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Integrating Basic Photography

Dental 'Cloacopapyrology' – Integrating Basic Photography

DSLR camera or smartphone? Dr. Jeff Bonk explains dental photography principles that align with FGTP.

| 1 year ago
Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis
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Balancing Previous Patient Experience with Appropriate Diagnosis

How do you decide when to comply with the patient's request to extract a tooth, and when does it make more sense to either refer them to an oral surgeon...

| 2 years ago