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Is It Time to Rethink TMJ Surgery?

While TMJ problems were assumed to affect adults, recent literature shows that the TMJ is injured earlier in life than previously suspected, and earlier than other orthopedic joints in the body.

By Jim Mckee on August 5, 2019

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Study Club Module: Treatment Options for Injured Jaw Joints

In this new Spear Study Club module, Dr. Jim McKee discusses how to diagnose and treat temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).

By Kaitlyn Thompson on August 2, 2019
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Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations
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Managing Access Openings in Existing Crowns with Bonded Resin Restorations

Learn steps to address access opening restorations with greater precision, including when a previously crowned tooth requires endodontic therapy.

| 3 weeks ago
The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays
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The Ideal ‘Reduction Sauce’ for Restorative Success with Posterior Ceramic Onlays

Whether it's ceramic onlays or great food, success stems from proper planning — and a great 'reduction' is all in the...

| 3 weeks ago
Spear Talk Highlight – Motivating Staff to Use Spear CE
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Spear Talk Highlight – Motivating Staff to Use Spear CE

Turn to your colleagues on Spear Talk for advice on how to ensure your team gets max value from Spear Online.

| 3 weeks ago
5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations
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5 Helpful Tips for All-Ceramic Restorations

Learn how best to address etching, temporary cementation, shade evaluation and other issues key to producing more effective all-ceramic restorations.

| 3 weeks ago
Don’t ‘Crash Your Coffee’ in Your Dental Practice
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Don’t ‘Crash Your Coffee’ in Your Dental Practice

It's time to think about sharpening your focus, to avoid the daily missteps that can sidetrack your practice growth.

| 4 weeks ago
The Power of Anticipation
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The Power of Anticipation

Anticipating the unexpected is essential to aligning your team to delight your patients with greater consistency.

| 4 weeks ago
Creating Connections Through Spear Study Club
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Creating Connections Through Spear Study Club

Dr. Karl Andreasen shares how Spear Study Club increased his passion for dentistry and helped him streamline interdisciplinary casework.

| 1 month ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension with Edentulous Patients (Part 2)

Learn approaches to determining occlusal vertical dimension with the goal of building confidence in managing edentulous patients.

| 1 month ago
New ‘Patient Perceptions’ White Paper Highlights the True Value of Modern Dentistry
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New ‘Patient Perceptions’ White Paper Highlights the True Value of Modern Dentistry

Spear examines why so few Americans are going to the dentist and how clinicians can establish a more meaningful rapport with often-skeptical patients.

| 1 month ago
Tuesday Tip: Leadership Lessons From Optimus Prime
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Tuesday Tip: Leadership Lessons From Optimus Prime

Believe it or not, the Autobots can teach you quite a bit about how to run your dental practice.

| 1 month ago
How Do You Find a Good Mentor?
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How Do You Find a Good Mentor?

Dr. Carl Steinberg explores the value of intentionally cultivating dental mentors.

| 1 month ago
Study Club Module: Treatment Planning Dark Teeth in the Esthetic Zone
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Study Club Module: Treatment Planning Dark Teeth in the Esthetic Zone

Dr. Greggory Kinzer discusses strategies to help patients feel more secure about one of their most important features — their...

| 1 month ago