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Fifty Shades of Gray: Matching Single Centrals
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Fifty Shades of Gray: Matching Single Centrals

Not the book – and hopefully not that single central you are trying to match. However, we do occasionally have to shade a single central with a...

| 7 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part III

Treatment Planning 101: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed what research is showing us about periodontal disease; how it impacts the overall longevity of our patients'...

| 7 years ago
Treatment Planning 101: Part II

Treatment Planning 101: Part II

In the first article of this series, I began to discuss treatment planning and the importance of knowing how research can and should impact our treatment...

| 7 years ago
Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants
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Soft Tissue Healing Around Dental Implants

As we all know, proper soft tissue healing is critical around dental implants. Not only must we achieve healthy tissue, but it is often vital to the success...

| 7 years ago
The Infamous Monday After CE
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The Infamous Monday After CE

How many times have we heard the phrase, this course will change the way you do dentistry on Monday – or when you go back to the office on Monday…...

| 7 years ago
Short Roots
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Short Roots

This is a follow-up to Frank's article entitled, Oh Wow, That is BAD! This patient had orthodontic treatment at the age of 35. Since I didn't...

| 7 years ago
Help Your Lab Help You!

Help Your Lab Help You!

We all know that providing our lab with images of shade tabs against adjacent teeth helps them to produce the best possible results for our patients....

| 7 years ago
New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning for Complex Patients

New From Frank Spear: Treatment Planning for Complex Patients

One of the greatest challenges in practice is when you are treating a new patient for the first time and you are shocked by the condition of their mouth....

| 7 years ago
Three Tips for Improved Embrasures with Provisional Restorations
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Three Tips for Improved Embrasures with Provisional Restorations

The fabrication of a really nice provisional restoration is fundamental for indirect definitive restorations. Nice provisional restorations serve as a...

| 7 years ago
It’s Just a Temporary… Right?

It’s Just a Temporary… Right?

Sometimes, we think of our temporaries or provisionals as just that – temporary. Poorly-fitted temporaries can lead to issues including food...

| 7 years ago
The Infamous Single Central

The Infamous Single Central

Fabricating an indirect restoration for a single maxillary central incisor is the most challenging and frustrating treatment the dental team can provide...

| 7 years ago
Saving for the Future: Part II

Saving for the Future: Part II

In my previous article, I introduced an 8-year-old female patient that sustained fractures to #8 and #9 after falling from her bicycle. In...

| 7 years ago