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The 3 Most Critical Checklists to Use in the Dental Practice
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The 3 Most Critical Checklists to Use in the Dental Practice

Whether you recently opened a new dental practice or purchased an existing one with outdated protocols, addressing these checklist items will help with...

| 5 days ago
Heated Composite for Efficient Restorations
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Heated Composite for Efficient Restorations

Many clinicians have heard of the concept of heating composite but just how beneficial and effective is it?

| 6 days ago
Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection
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Modern Materials for Pulpal Protection

Calcium hydroxide is a standard for maintaining pulp vitality in cases where the pulp is exposed, but it has limitations, and mineral trioxide aggregate...

| 2 weeks ago
Spear Talk Highlight – What is the Cause of My Patient’s Swollen Lip?
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Spear Talk Highlight – What is the Cause of My Patient’s Swollen Lip?

When something unexpected happens like your patient's lip swelling, turn to Spear Talk for answers and advice from your colleagues.

| 3 weeks ago
My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread
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My Tooth Broke as I Was Eating Soft Bread

There is no reason for a dental restoration to have an expiration date, though the longevity or prognosis of any dental restoration is directly influenced...

| 3 weeks ago
Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’
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Managing ‘Kissing Contacts’

Explore ways to predictably deliver tight and well-contoured contacts from composite and what some clinicians refer to as 'kissing contacts.'

| 1 month ago
Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites
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Color and Shade Selection for Anterior Composites

Dr. James H. Peyton addresses custom shade selection to find the best match for esthetics cases.

| 1 month ago
Summit 2019 Speakers Include the World’s Top Clinicians and Dental Educators
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Summit 2019 Speakers Include the World’s Top Clinicians and Dental Educators

The 11th annual Spear Summit — scheduled for Sept. 19-21, 2019, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa —...

| 2 months ago
Being Brilliant at the Basics: Blocking Out the Ugly From Your Restorations
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Being Brilliant at the Basics: Blocking Out the Ugly From Your Restorations

Learn how to create more beautiful posterior composites that you and your team will take pride in.

| 4 months ago
Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges
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Working the Slopes: It's All In the Edges

This skiing analogy will help you better understand leading and trailing incisal edges.

| 4 months ago
Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay
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Optimal Smile Design Utilizing the Most Conservative Approach - a Visual Essay

In this detailed visual essay, learn how to design a beautiful smile using the most conservative possible methods.

| 4 months ago
Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI
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Considerations for Preparation Design and Facial Margin Placement: Part VI

We look at a real dental case to discuss obtaining acceptable esthetic outcomes on an anterior restoration.

| 4 months ago