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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...

| 9 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.

| 9 years ago
Laser Dentistry: The Missing Link to Beautiful and Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry

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...

| 9 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 2

Anterior Temporaries, Part 2

In Part 2 of an eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses methods of...

| 9 years ago
Benefits and Risks
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Benefits and Risks

This maxillary right central incisor is going away. The resorption evident on the root has left it little support, and it exhibits a 3+...

| 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
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
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
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
Maintenance of Stained Ceramic Restorations

Maintenance of Stained Ceramic Restorations

Dr. Frank Spear discusses a topic he's frequently asked about: Maintaining stained ceramic restorations.

| 9 years ago
The First Piece to the Puzzle in Shade Taking: The Light

The First Piece to the Puzzle in Shade Taking: The Light

In my last blog we discussed the four pieces to the shade-taking puzzle. Let's take the first piece: The light. There are two aspects to this variable...

| 9 years ago