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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side as well as severely periodontally involved...

| 7 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 7 years ago
Fitting an Anterior Bite Plane
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Fitting an Anterior Bite Plane

Part of the fabrication of an anterior bite plane appliance is assuring the fit. I hear lots of feedback that people struggle with them being too tight...

| 8 years ago
More What's up with This?
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More What's up with This?

An image of a patient who asked for an occlusal guard because his masseters were sore. What do you see? How did it get this way? What else would you like...

| 8 years ago
An Ethical Discussion
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An Ethical Discussion

Here's one for you all to debate. This 20-year-old is a new patient in my practice and I have not yet worked up the case. She had 10 upper and...

| 9 years ago
Anterior Bite Plane Appliances
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Anterior Bite Plane Appliances

In this video blog, Gary gives you the when, why and how on appliances.

| 9 years ago
You Only Treat What You See - Answer Revealed
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You Only Treat What You See - Answer Revealed

Here it is, what you've all been waiting for - the answer to the perplexing case of our patient with the changing bite. This is a cut from the patient's...

| 9 years ago
Browne Part 1
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Browne Part 1

This patient presented in the office of Dr. Kevin Browne, one of our Spear Faculty Club mentors. The patient's chief complaint was that her previous...

| 9 years ago
No, Bite on your BACK Teeth: Part Five
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No, Bite on your BACK Teeth: Part Five

Tim has a bilateral open bite that is secondary to long-term wear of a mandibular-repositioning appliance constructed for sleep apnea. What now?

| 9 years ago
Facebow Leveling Options
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Facebow Leveling Options

In this short clip, Gary presents helpful tips for using facebows for optimal lab communication.

| 9 years ago
No, Bite on your BACK Teeth - Part Four
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No, Bite on your BACK Teeth - Part Four

OK, I have learned a bunch about mandibular repositioning appliances since I showed this image the first time. I didn't know what I didn't know!! When,...

| 9 years ago