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How to Separate Provisionals and Not Lose Contact
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How to Separate Provisionals and Not Lose Contact

One of the things I love most about continuing education and coming to the Spear campus for courses is the interaction with other dentists from around...

| 8 years ago
Develop a Restoration That Blends With Tooth Structure
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Develop a Restoration That Blends With Tooth Structure

In this article, I'd like to discuss a layering technique to help you develop a restoration that blends in with the surrounding tooth structure. Now that...

| 8 years ago
Anterior Resin Restorations: A Technique For Predictable Class IV Restorations
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Anterior Resin Restorations: A Technique For Predictable Class IV Restorations

In my last article 'Anterior Resin Restorations: Which Resin Do I Use?', I wanted to give a quick overview of the many different composite resin materials...

| 8 years ago
Anterior Resin Restorations: Which Resin Do I Use?
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Anterior Resin Restorations: Which Resin Do I Use?

In this series, I plan on taking you through a quick journey of choosing a composite resin for your restoration, including the steps in the process of...

| 8 years ago
Three Uses For Red Rope Wax [Ed.]
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Three Uses For Red Rope Wax [Ed.]

In my practice, there are times when I don't need impression material to go into certain places. I have found red rope wax to be a quick, cheap...

| 9 years ago
Quick and Easy Single Tooth Provisionals
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Quick and Easy Single Tooth Provisionals

When I first began making provisionals in dental school, we often took an alginate prior to preparing a tooth for an indirect restoration, especially...

| 9 years ago
I Finally Saw the Light
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I Finally Saw the Light

Let's face it, as dentists we work in a small, confined and dark environment doing very detailed work. In order to do so, it's important to clearly see...

| 9 years ago
Do You 'Tap Dance' to Make Your Practice Better?
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Do You 'Tap Dance' to Make Your Practice Better?

To clarify, I'm not really talking about actually tap dancing to help build your practice. This is a quick tip that you can use every day to help reduce...

| 9 years ago
Do You Feel the Shirt on Your Back?
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Do You Feel the Shirt on Your Back?

When I begin the process of speaking with patients about their current dental conditions, I often get responses like, 'It never bothers me, 'or' I never...

| 9 years ago
It's the Simple Things That Matter
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It's the Simple Things That Matter

As we see patients day in and day out, we focus on keeping our margins smooth and restorations looking and fitting exquisitely. We ensure their comfort...

| 10 years ago
Three Uses For Red Rope Wax
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Three Uses For Red Rope Wax

In my practice, there are times when I don't need impression material to go into certain places. I have found red rope wax to be a quick, cheap and easy...

| 10 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...

| 10 years ago