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The World Seeks Great Dentistry
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The World Seeks Great Dentistry

This week at the Spear campus I am reminded that dental health professionals of all ages and experience levels from all around the world are seeking the...

| 9 years ago
The Five Tenets of Esthetics
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The Five Tenets of Esthetics

In the last decade of the 20th century esthetics changed dentistry, and it continues to be a powerful force today. Esthetics is a branch of philosophy...

| 9 years ago
Easy Custom Fit Makes For Happy Patients

Easy Custom Fit Makes For Happy Patients

Plastic dental trays are great time savers and they allow dental teams to make individual adjustments for better fit. When you have a tray...

| 9 years ago
Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate
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Electronic Health Records: Mandate or No Mandate

At some point during the past several years you might have heard that the federal government will soon be mandating that all dental practices, as well...

| 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
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
Help Them Ask

Help Them Ask

Yesterday, Cheryl's Buick told her to pull over and turn off the engine. She did. Cheryl has always listened to those with more information than her and...

| 9 years ago
A Good Day
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A Good Day

Anytime I get all the preps in my impression, I'm ecstatic – even more so when it's this many preps. Alas, I must confess that the distal margin on...

| 9 years ago
Digital Dentures
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Digital Dentures

I had an interesting visit to a company here in Scottsdale that is fabricating 'digital' dentures. The technique is based on impressions that are stitched...

| 9 years ago
Checklists
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Checklists

I'm planning for a patient appointment shortly after New Year's, and part of my preparation is putting together the appropriate checklist. Do you use...

| 9 years ago
Custom Staining Restorations

Custom Staining Restorations

'OK Mrs. Jones, I'm just going to run in the back and stain that restoration we tried in. It will only take a minute, and then we can cement it and get...

| 9 years ago
Custom Styled and Fabricated by Hand
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Custom Styled and Fabricated by Hand

When my glasses suffered a unilateral fatality yesterday I anticipated several days of 'imbalance' as we complete 10 days packed with four...

| 10 years ago