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Tooth Brushing? There’s an App for That!

Tooth Brushing? There’s an App for That!

While in Chicago, I happened upon the Beam toothbrush, a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush that connects to an Android app. It has a timer to increase the...

| 9 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 1

Anterior Temporaries, Part 1

In the first of a multi-part series, Dr. Frank Spear addresses how to create beautiful anterior temporaries.

| 9 years ago
Huddle Up: Want Ultimate Life Fulfillment? It's Up to You

Huddle Up: Want Ultimate Life Fulfillment? It's Up to You

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver (where I lived for much of my adult life) has a great motto, 'Tuum Est,' which means, 'It's up to you.' I...

| 9 years ago
Huddle Up: New Patients and the Scale of Value

Huddle Up: New Patients and the Scale of Value

Dentists like new patients, because each new person they see represents unexplored opportunities. But not all new patients come to you with the same appreciation...

| 9 years ago
Huddle Up: The Difference Between Care and Caring in a Dental Practice
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Huddle Up: The Difference Between Care and Caring in a Dental Practice

It's a difference worth noting. Patients aren't really in a position to judge the quality of the clinical care you provide. Don't get me wrong –...

| 9 years ago
Another Chicago Come and Gone

Another Chicago Come and Gone

I just returned from the CDS Midwinter meeting. As always, it was a great experience to see old friends and make new ones. We have a great profession...

| 9 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2

Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 2

In the second of a two-part series, Frank Spear discusses how to treat patients with higher risk of recession.

| 9 years ago
Growth in the Dental Practice and Why it's Like Golf
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Growth in the Dental Practice and Why it's Like Golf

Every golfer knows that golf is really a game that you play against yourself. You may play with other golfers on any given day, but ultimately you are...

| 9 years ago
Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1

Recession and Restorative Dentistry: Part 1

In Part 1 of 'Recession and Restorative Dentistry' Dr. Frank Spear discusses why and when recession is likely to...

| 9 years ago
Composite

Composite

Composite materials in dentistry have come of age during my career. When I was at Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland we had Adaptic,...

| 9 years ago
A Simple Way to Motivate Your Team

A Simple Way to Motivate Your Team

What you see in this picture is a small but important ceremony that takes place each week in The Winter Lab in Laguna. That is a samurai figurine...

| 9 years ago
What’s the Best Course?
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What’s the Best Course?

This 50-year-old woman presented with hopeless teeth from the upper right central through the upper left second molar. Her one remaining molar on...

| 9 years ago