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Making Patients Feel at Home
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Making Patients Feel at Home

When you have a guest over who is visiting your home for the first time, do you give them a tour of the house? It's sort of a traditional thing for a...

| 8 years ago
When a Diamond Strip Works Best
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When a Diamond Strip Works Best

One of the most common procedures in clinical dentistry is a Class II direct restoration. Most of us are using resin or composite as our material of choice,...

| 8 years ago
Attack of the Collagen Eaters
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Attack of the Collagen Eaters

The COLLAGEN EATERS have been released! When you prep a tooth, actually, when you create injury to any bodily tissue, some stuff called matrix metalloproteinases...

| 8 years ago
Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?
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Seating and Adjusting: Why is Bigger Sometimes Easier?

Shortly after I seated the case shown here I was talking with a friend about the experience and marveling at how little occlusal adjustment I had to complete.

| 8 years ago
Say Goodbye to the Rag Wheel?
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Say Goodbye to the Rag Wheel?

I imagine that every dentist has at one time or another caught a plastic removable appliance (flipper) on a rag wheel and spun it into oblivion. It's...

| 8 years ago
How CBCT Saved Our Keisters
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How CBCT Saved Our Keisters

We look at how cone beam CT helped better prepare a dentist and surgeon for implant placement surgery.

| 8 years ago
Templates Improved
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Templates Improved

The ingenius treatment planning template created by Frank Spear many years ago has been added to. The template gives the restorative dentist a visual...

| 8 years ago
Thinking Outside the Box: Orthodontic Substitution
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Thinking Outside the Box: Orthodontic Substitution

In certain cases with young patients, traditional therapy can be inadequate or even impossible. In a recent article, I discussed the autotransplantation...

| 8 years ago
How to Take a Bite
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How to Take a Bite

Taking bite records is fundamental to laboratory communication. When you're prepping a case, it's helpful to keep the basic principles in mind to ensure...

| 8 years ago
How Much is Enough?
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How Much is Enough?

In restorative dentistry there are certain requirements needed to fabricate restorations that will meet our needs as well as those of our patients....

| 8 years ago
Temporary Removal
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Temporary Removal

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how he removes temporaries.

| 8 years ago
Staging Comprehensive Care
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Staging Comprehensive Care

If you asked most of your patients if they would fix their teeth if money were no object, the vast majority would say yes. We all have patients in our...

| 8 years ago