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Honoring Women in Dentistry: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Honoring Women in Dentistry: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

In honor of Women's History Month and her birthday, we're highlighting Lucy Hobbs Taylor for her contributions to the dental profession. Lucy Hobbs Taylor...

| 7 years ago
Study: Extracting Teeth Before Cardiac Surgery May Cause More Harm Than Good
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Study: Extracting Teeth Before Cardiac Surgery May Cause More Harm Than Good

According to a recent press release, a new study released by the Mayo Clinic has debunked current thinking of the necessity to remove infected teeth prior...

| 7 years ago
Research: Bacteria Preserved on 1,000-Year-Old Plaque

Research: Bacteria Preserved on 1,000-Year-Old Plaque

According to a news release, a research team recently discovered 1,000-year-old dental calculus preserved on the teeth of skeletons. This discovery...

| 7 years ago
Best of Spear Review: Esthetics

Best of Spear Review: Esthetics

As we continue to offer insightful content by the Spear faculty and guest writers, we want to make certain that you don't miss any of it. The following...

| 7 years ago
Study: Call for Cutting Sugar to Reduce Tooth Decay

Study: Call for Cutting Sugar to Reduce Tooth Decay

For over 20 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that an individual's sugar consumption should be no more than 10 percent...

| 7 years ago
Doc Holliday: The Straight Shooter of Dentistry

Doc Holliday: The Straight Shooter of Dentistry

Tomorrow marks the 132nd Anniversary of the Shootout at the OK Corral, a legendary gunfight that involved a dentist – Doc Holliday. You may be...

| 8 years ago
Periodontal Disease in the U.S. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Periodontal Disease in the U.S. [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two Americans aged 30 and up has some form...

| 8 years ago
A Brief History of Dental Anesthesia

A Brief History of Dental Anesthesia

The ability to control pain is a critical part of all dental procedures. Throughout history, dental professionals have used a variety of methods for dental...

| 8 years ago
New Discussion Forum Stirs Up Chatter Between Dentists
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New Discussion Forum Stirs Up Chatter Between Dentists

When clinicians have questions, Spear TALK connects them with other dentists to find the answers. All clinicians have been there. You have a patient...

| 8 years ago
Dental Discoveries of King Richard III Revealed

Dental Discoveries of King Richard III Revealed

Reconstruction made from the skull of King Richard III. It turns out that Shakespeare was fairly accurate when he described King Richard III to...

| 8 years ago
Periodontitis Frozen in Time

Periodontitis Frozen in Time

According to researchers from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich, Ötzi the Neolithic mummy shows evidence of many modern...

| 8 years ago
A Brief History of the Toothbrush

A Brief History of the Toothbrush

Today it seems like people shuffle through hundreds of toothbrushes that line the market shelves, hoping that the latest and greatest model will deliver...

| 8 years ago