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What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur?
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What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur?

In all my years of analyzing businesses, I've come to realize that success has some common denominators, which can be seen as the entrepreneur's mindset....

| 8 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 2
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 2

In Part 2 of an eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses methods of...

| 8 years ago
BENEFITS and RISKS
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BENEFITS and RISKS

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+ mobility....

| 8 years ago
HUDDLE UP: NEW PATIENTS AND THE SCALE OF VALUE
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HUDDLE UP: NEW PATIENTS AND THE SCALE OF VALUE

Dentists like new patients, because each new person they see represents unexplored opportunities. But not all new patients come to you with the same...

| 8 years ago
HUDDLE UP: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARE AND CARING IN A DENTAL PRACTICE
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HUDDLE UP: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARE AND CARING IN A DENTAL PRACTICE

It's a difference worth noting. Patients aren't really in a position to judge the quality of the clinical care you provide. Don't get me wrong –...

| 8 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2
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Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2

In the second of a two-part series, Frank Spear discusses how to treat patients with higher risk of recession.

| 8 years ago
GROWTH IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE, AND WHY IT’S LIKE GOLF
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GROWTH IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE, AND WHY IT’S LIKE GOLF

Every golfer knows that golf is really a game that you play against yourself. You may play with other golfers on any given day, but ultimately you are...

| 8 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1
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Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1

In Part 1 of 'Recession and Restorative Dentistry' Dr. Frank Spear discusses why and when recession is likely to...

| 8 years ago
COMPOSITE
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COMPOSITE

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic, a...

| 8 years ago
What’s the best course?
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What’s the best course?

This 50-year-old woman presented with hopeless teeth from the upper right central through the upper left second molar. Her one remaining molar on the...

| 8 years ago
HELP THEM ASK
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HELP THEM ASK

Yesterday, Cheryl's Buick told her to pull over and turn off the engine. She did. Cheryl has always listened to those with more information than her...

| 8 years ago
Separating Treatment and Insurance
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Separating Treatment and Insurance

In my last post I said that the introduction of dental insurance has led to a mindset in many patients – the 'Anything That's Covered' (ATC)...

| 8 years ago