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Have you ever wished you could go to dental school as a dentist? Wouldn't it be great to have the experience and perspective that you have now when they were trying to teach you the basics? Jason and Alan talk to Dr. Gregg Spear of Spear Education about this very concept. When we were being taught about occlusion in dental school we didn't really understand why we were learning this nor how it affects our treatment. Jason and Alan were at Spear Education taking the phenomenal Occlusion Workshop and talked with Gregg about how Spear kind of ends up being "dental school for dentists." Some topics that we cover:

  • Dentists as introverts
  • Becoming a teacher
  • Spear Summit
  • How Spear Education instruction has changed over time
  • The "red pill" aspects of airway and joint issues
  • Work-life balance
  • magnification and dental microscopes
  • light sources
  • Incorporating digital workflow at Spear
  • Saving teeth vs. placing implants
  • What would you tell a first year dental student? What would you tell a 4th year student?

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