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Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Bruxism, Tooth Wear, and Communication

Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Bruxism, Tooth Wear, and Communication

Dr. Frank Spear explores considerations for pandemic-induced increases in bruxism—and discusses how the co-diagnosis approach can inspire action.

| 1 month ago
12 Things Dentists Say That Undermines Team Psychological Safety—and What to Say Instead
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12 Things Dentists Say That Undermines Team Psychological Safety—and What to Say Instead

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores 12 reasons why practice owners struggle to foster psychological safety—and why a 'litmus test' is valuable.

| 1 month ago
Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Dentistry—a Conversation with Dr. Kyle Stanley
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Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Dentistry—a Conversation with Dr. Kyle Stanley

Dr. Martin Mendelson and Dr. Kyle Stanley sit down to discuss mental health for dental professionals, and how identity and pressure to succeed impacts...

| 1 month ago
Social Media in the Dental Practice—a Primer

Social Media in the Dental Practice—a Primer

Dr. Suzanna Sayegh shares why social media is the key to practice growth and patient education in the digital age.

| 2 months ago
Bonding Indirect Restoration – Do You Need to Polish the Resin Cement Gap?

Bonding Indirect Restoration – Do You Need to Polish the Resin Cement Gap?

Dr. Bob Winter shares his technique to achieve a smooth composite resin cement line with less bacterial adherence and healthier gingival tissue.

| 2 months ago
The Future of Dentistry: Continuing Education in the Digital Age

The Future of Dentistry: Continuing Education in the Digital Age

Spear Talk moderators and campus mentors Drs. Jeff Bonk and Jeff Lineberry discuss what the future holds for dental continuing education—on campus and online.

| 2 months ago
Spear Member Highlight – Dr. Daniel Balderrama

Spear Member Highlight – Dr. Daniel Balderrama

Meet Dr. Daniel Balderrama, an Illinois-based practice owner and Spear member who transformed his team through continuing education with Spear.

| 2 months ago
Seven Proven Ways to Ramp Up Your Referral Relationships
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Seven Proven Ways to Ramp Up Your Referral Relationships

Ready to supercharge your referral relationships? Resident faculty expert Aimee Fletcher shares focused and effective strategies for dental specialists.

| 2 months ago
Creating Psychological Safety in the Dental Practice – Three Key Considerations

Creating Psychological Safety in the Dental Practice – Three Key Considerations

Psychological safety is the key to growth and innovation in the dental practice—but how can you foster it? Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shares tips from his own experience.

| 2 months ago
Building Trust through Better Communication – a Conversation with Amy Morgan

Building Trust through Better Communication – a Conversation with Amy Morgan

Practice management expert Amy Morgan discusses why communication is the key to building (and rebuilding) trust in a noisy world.

| 2 months ago
3 Guiding Principles for New Dentists

3 Guiding Principles for New Dentists

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shares his advice for new dentists and recent dental school graduates to create a meaningful and prosperous career.

| 2 months ago
Post-Pandemic Dentistry: TMD Fact and Fiction

Post-Pandemic Dentistry: TMD Fact and Fiction

Dr. Jim McKee explores why the pervasive myth behind TMD could contribute to missed diagnoses and improper treatment—and how doctors and teams can avoid it.

| 3 months ago