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What happened here?
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What happened here?

A young lady came into my practice last week complaining of pain on the right side of her face. Her discomfort had been growing in intensity since she...

| 7 years ago
Can Bonding Broken Tooth Fragments Really Work?
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Can Bonding Broken Tooth Fragments Really Work?

A 19-year-old patient named Tim presented with a crown fracture on his two central incisors. We decided to use the broken teeth fragments he brought with...

| 7 years ago
I've just got to ask why
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I've just got to ask why

As a father, one of the most common questions I get from my two boys is 'Why?' Why this, why that, why me, why now —and the list goes on. Sometimes it's frustrating...

| 7 years ago
Easy custom fit makes for happy patients
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Easy custom fit makes for happy patients

Plastic dental trays are great time savers and they allow dental teams to make individual adjustments for better fit. When you have a tray that doesn't...

| 7 years ago
Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist
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Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist

In 'The Checklist Manifesto,' Dr. Atul Gawande, suggests that your work efficiency and outcome can be improved by using a simple checklist. Dr. Gawande describes...

| 7 years ago
The Top 10 Problems With Shade Selection
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The Top 10 Problems With Shade Selection

Poor lighting, mixed materials, old shade guides ... these are just some of the top issues dentists face with shade...

| 7 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 4
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 4

In part four of his eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses trimming refining gingival embrasures.

| 7 years ago
Why Your Practice Should Run Like a Movie Studio
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Why Your Practice Should Run Like a Movie Studio

Movie studios make their money in two ways: First there are those big numbers we read about when a major new film opens, where one true blockbuster can...

| 7 years ago
Laser Dentistry: The Missing Link to Beautiful and Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry
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Laser Dentistry: The Missing Link to Beautiful and Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry

Journal Review From:_J Laser Dent 2008; 16 (Spec. Issue): 36-41_ QUESTION: Can laser surgery offer hemostatic gingivectomy treatment, precision...

| 7 years ago
Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate
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Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate

At some point during the past several years you might have heard that the federal government will soon be mandating that all dental practices, as well...

| 7 years ago
"My teeth are sore."
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"My teeth are sore."

This individual presented for a restorative evaluation and during the exam reported that his front teeth are sometimes sore. The two images below show...

| 7 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...

| 7 years ago