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Expanding Your Thoughts on Airway
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Expanding Your Thoughts on Airway

An increasing number of studies are helping us to become more aware of the effects of airway issues on our adult patients. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA),...

| 4 years ago
Why Gingivectomies Fail
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Why Gingivectomies Fail

At one time or another, we all want or need to move gingival tissues. While our patients may need us to do that in order to reach their goals, it is a...

| 4 years ago
Don’t Dismiss the Value of a Fractured Root
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Don’t Dismiss the Value of a Fractured Root

Your 60-year-old patient has a long-standing bridge and she notifies you that the bridge is loose. When she comes in to the office you find one of the...

| 4 years ago
New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning Evolution with Practice Evolution
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New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning Evolution with Practice Evolution

There are many factors that enter into the processes of treatment planning and case presentation. One factor that we don't often think about is the fact...

| 5 years ago
New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning for Complex Patients
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New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning for Complex Patients

One of the greatest challenges in practice is when you are treating a new patient for the first time and you are shocked by the condition of their mouth....

| 5 years ago
Oh Wow, That is BAD!
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Oh Wow, That is BAD!

Every dentist knows what I mean by a radiographic diagnosis. You may not know the term, but a radiographic diagnosis is what happens when at the end of...

| 5 years ago
The Secret to Reliable Practice Growth
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The Secret to Reliable Practice Growth

In a recent article I outlined the value of a patient's average treatment over 20 years, which is an eye-opening exercise for many practitioners....

| 5 years ago
Do Patients Understand Your Unique Value?
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Do Patients Understand Your Unique Value?

Patients believe that most dentists are good—and they're right. Dentistry as a whole has demonstrated consistently high standards so most people are confident that...

| 5 years ago
Why Clinical Photography Makes Sense
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Why Clinical Photography Makes Sense

Have you ever finished a beautiful posterior composite with great primary anatomy, beautiful color match and pristine margins? Of course you have. Have...

| 5 years ago
Let Your Patients See the Value Behind the Curtain
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Let Your Patients See the Value Behind the Curtain

Are you the same dentist you were when you graduated from dental school? If you have been in practice for 10 years or more I bet you would say that...

| 5 years ago
Dental Insurance in the 21st Century
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Dental Insurance in the 21st Century

Put a group of dentists together and before long the discussion invariably turns to dental insurance. Today, if those dentists are in the states of Washington...

| 5 years ago
Five Points of Clarity Before You Bring in an Associate
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Five Points of Clarity Before You Bring in an Associate

So you've made the decision to expand operations and bring in an associate. Congratulations. But now that you have arrived at that answer, there are a...

| 5 years ago