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New from Dr. Frank Spear: Management of Gingival Levels - Part I
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New from Dr. Frank Spear: Management of Gingival Levels - Part I

Dr. Frank Spear gets a lot of questions about treatment plans for patients with excess gingival display, otherwise known as a gummy smile. Although these...

| 4 years ago
Implants: How Cool is That?
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Implants: How Cool is That?

I've been working on a case with my world-class ceramist, Matt Roberts, for the past month. It is a case that will require some pink porcelain or composite...

| 4 years ago
PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!
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PFMs: They Are Not Dead Yet!

As we all know, we have a lot of new materials to pick from – and yet sometimes 'old friends' are the best thing for us to remember. Two of those...

| 4 years ago
Composite Restorations vs. Ceramic Restorations
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Composite Restorations vs. Ceramic Restorations

Imagine that this patient presented to your office for the treatment of the left central and lateral that were fractured in a biking accident. What...

| 4 years ago
Ankylosis Part V: Autotransplantation
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Ankylosis Part V: Autotransplantation

Typically when managing ankylosed teeth in children it is advisable to remove the ankylosed tooth prior to significant growth cycles so growth and subsequent...

| 4 years ago
Crown Lengthening, Part I
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Crown Lengthening, Part I

We all know it's a fact that crown lengthening is often beneficial, if not downright required, to achieve an optimal restorative result for our patients.

| 4 years ago
Ankylosis Part IV:  The Use of Decoronation
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Ankylosis Part IV: The Use of Decoronation

Typically when managing ankylosis in permanent teeth in children, it is advisable to remove the ankylosed tooth prior to significant growth so that the...

| 4 years ago
Fifty Shades of Gray: Matching Single Centrals
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Fifty Shades of Gray: Matching Single Centrals

Not the book – and hopefully not that single central you are trying to match. However, we do occasionally have to shade a single central with a...

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part III
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Treatment Planning 101: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed what research is showing us about periodontal disease; how it impacts the overall longevity of our patients'...

| 4 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part II
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Treatment Planning 101: Part II

In the first article of this series, I began to discuss treatment planning and the importance of knowing how research can and should impact our treatment...

| 4 years ago
Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants
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Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants

As we all know, proper soft tissue healing is critical around dental implants. Not only must we achieve healthy tissue, but it is often vital to the success...

| 4 years ago
The Infamous Monday After CE
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The Infamous Monday After CE

How many times have we heard the phrase, this course will change the way you do dentistry on Monday – or when you go back to the office on Monday…...

| 4 years ago