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Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist
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Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist

In 'The Checklist Manifesto,' Dr. Atul Gawande, suggests that your work efficiency and outcome can be improved by using a simple checklist. Dr. Gawande describes...

| 9 years ago
The Top 10 Problems With Shade Selection
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The Top 10 Problems With Shade Selection

Poor lighting, mixed materials, old shade guides ... these are just some of the top issues dentists face with shade...

| 9 years ago
Dentistry Makes the List of Best Jobs

Dentistry Makes the List of Best Jobs

Want to hear some news that will make you feel good about being a dentist? Recently, the Bureau of Labor released a list of the 20 top-paying...

| 9 years ago
Anterior Temporaries, Part 4
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Anterior Temporaries, Part 4

In part four of his eight-part series, Dr. Frank Spear discusses trimming refining gingival embrasures.

| 9 years ago
A Powerful Force of Nature - And Why You Have to Overcome It

A Powerful Force of Nature - And Why You Have to Overcome It

A body at rest tends to remain at rest; a body in motion tends to remain in motion. Many of you will recognize this as a summary of Newton's first law...

| 9 years ago
Is the Bite Right?

Is the Bite Right?

For many, occlusion is one of the most confusing topics in dentistry. So much of occlusion is unpredictable because it relies on how the patient responds,...

| 9 years ago
Why Your Practice Should Run Like a Movie Studio

Why Your Practice Should Run Like a Movie Studio

Movie studios make their money in two ways: First there are those big numbers we read about when a major new film opens, where one true blockbuster can...

| 9 years ago
Laser Dentistry: The Missing Link to Beautiful and Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry

Laser Dentistry: The Missing Link to Beautiful and Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry

Journal Review From:_J Laser Dent 2008; 16 (Spec. Issue): 36-41_ Question: Can laser surgery offer hemostatic gingivectomy treatment, precision...

| 9 years ago
It's a Matter of Honor

It's a Matter of Honor

Honor is a word that comes with deep-felt meaning and inspires real emotion. That's why when we talk about abundance and gratitude, I prefer to talk in...

| 9 years ago
The Two Vital Signs of Dental Practice Health

The Two Vital Signs of Dental Practice Health

There are a lot of indicators you can measure when assessing the performance of a dental practice but whenever I want to zero in quickly on the pulse...

| 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
The One Thing You Can Never Escape

The One Thing You Can Never Escape

'If only I could get more of the right kind of patients.' 'If only I could increase my income by 15 percent, my problems would be over.' 'If only I...

| 9 years ago