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Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

Spear Resident Faculty member, Dr. Doug Benting, discusses restorative dental materials such as high-performance polymers—their relative flexural strengths, their...

| 1 week ago
Dental Digital Workflow: Tooth-Supported Rehabilitation of the Maxillary Arch
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Dental Digital Workflow: Tooth-Supported Rehabilitation of the Maxillary Arch

In this visual essay, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani illustrates a sample dental digital workflow used in the reconstruction of a maxillary arch.

| 4 weeks ago
Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Dr. John Carson reveals simple tips and techniques to make more accurate bite records and mounting models.

| 1 month ago
Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Evolving Caries Visualization with Fluorescent Technology

Spear Resident Faculty member Dr. Robert Winter discusses evolving caries visualization tools such as using fluorescence technology in diagnosing and...

| 2 months ago
Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study
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Three Shell Provisional Techniques and a Relining Case Study

Dr. John Carson summarizes the three main shell provisional techniques, emphasizing shell relining in a detailed case study.

| 3 months ago
Clinical Remount Procedure: A Visual Guide

Clinical Remount Procedure: A Visual Guide

This visual guide of clinical remount procedures provides clinicians with options for efficiently fabricating these casts in the office, thereby preserving...

| 5 months ago
Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Advantages of Direct Composite Resin Veneers When Masking Tooth Discoloration Restorations

Spear's Dr. Jason Smithson shares his technique for masking discolored single anterior restorations using a direct composite resin veneer over an indirect...

| 5 months ago
All About Articaine Hydrochloride and Dentistry
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All About Articaine Hydrochloride and Dentistry

Articaine hydrochloride has become a popular local anesthetic for dentistry due to its versatility and effectiveness passing through bone and the nerve...

| 5 months ago
The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

The Impact of Handwork and Coloring Agents on Monolithic Zirconia

Monolithic zirconia restorations have benefits relative to material strength and tooth color, but handwork and coloring agents can alter zirconia's physical...

| 6 months ago
A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

A Quick Tooth Shade Matching Technique to Simplify the Chairside Process

Using this tooth shade matching technique makes selecting a reference tooth shade simple, efficient, and predictable for restorative dentists to do chairside.

| 6 months ago
Dual Arch Impression Techniques for a More Successful Restoration

Dual Arch Impression Techniques for a More Successful Restoration

Dual arch impression techniques are faster, more efficient, and more economical than taking separate full arch impressions. Dr. Robert Winter reveals...

| 6 months ago
Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay
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Three Solutions for Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Photo Essay

Addressing congenitally missing lateral incisors is a common condition that justifies an interdisciplinary solution, such as canine substitution, resin-bonded...

| 7 months ago