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Four Key Elements of Esthetic Dentistry and the Importance of the Prototype

Four Key Elements of Esthetic Dentistry and the Importance of the Prototype

Spear's Dr. Ricardo Mitrani outlines the four key elements of communicating esthetic considerations and the importance of utilizing a prototype.

| 1 month ago
Creating Habits That Highlight the Benefits of Patient Education

Creating Habits That Highlight the Benefits of Patient Education

Utilizing the benefits of patient education is one way to create positive change and start building habits within your practice. Spear's Orientation Specialist,...

| 1 month ago
The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

The Significance of Centric Relation When Preparing Posterior Crowns

Dr. Bonk shares a discussion with a resident about the significance of centric relation when preparing posterior crowns to avoid the sudden loss of vertical...

| 2 months ago
Using Dental Metrics as Your Roadmap to Success

Using Dental Metrics as Your Roadmap to Success

Tracking granular level dental metrics specific to your practice can help you build a roadmap to success for years to come. Read on to see how to make...

| 2 months ago
Three Points of Clarity to Improve Dental Team Communication and the Tools to Get You There

Three Points of Clarity to Improve Dental Team Communication and the Tools to Get You There

Issues in dental team communication usually stem from lack of clarity. In this article, Aimee Fletcher provides tools and three points of clarity that...

| 2 months ago
How Pulp Testing Can Benefit Restorative Dentistry
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How Pulp Testing Can Benefit Restorative Dentistry

Spear's Dr. Andy Janiga explains how restorative dentists can benefit from the use of pulp testing before starting treatment on a patient.

| 2 months ago
Interdisciplinary Approach in Dentistry: Getting Patients Beyond Hygiene Operatory with Facially Generated Treatment Planning (FGTP)

Interdisciplinary Approach in Dentistry: Getting Patients Beyond Hygiene Operatory with Facially Generated Treatment Planning (FGTP)

An interdisciplinary approach in dentistry such as facially generated treatment planning get patients beyond hygiene operatory and into more comprehensive...

| 2 months ago
Dental Research Part 3: Types and Sources

Dental Research Part 3: Types and Sources

By digging deeper into sources and types of dental research available you can assess if what you find is valid before applying it as a standard in your...

| 2 months ago
Tips to Remove a Damaged Straumann Solid Abutment

Tips to Remove a Damaged Straumann Solid Abutment

Spear's Dr. John Carson shares a few tips that may make things a little easier should you ever need to remove a damaged Straumann solid abutment.

| 2 months ago
Dental Research Part 2: How to Find What You Need

Dental Research Part 2: How to Find What You Need

When conducting dental research, how do you find the resources you need? In the second part of this 3-part series, Dr. Winter gives tips for narrowing...

| 2 months ago
Utilizing RidgeFit Implants as Retention for Overdentures in Patients with Narrow Ridges
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Utilizing RidgeFit Implants as Retention for Overdentures in Patients with Narrow Ridges

In this visual essay, Dr. Mitrani shows how utilizing RidgeFit implants to convert existing dentures to implant overdentures can improve a patient's quality...

| 2 months ago
Dental Research Part 1:  Five Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias
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Dental Research Part 1: Five Tips to Reduce Confirmation Bias

In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Bob Winter shares the importance of dental research in your practice. This article shares tips to reduce confirmation...

| 3 months ago