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Stephen Hoard, DDS is an associate faculty member at The Dawson Academy and leads the Twin Rivers Study Club. He owns his practice in New Bern, NC where he practices full-time. Dr. Hoard teaches The Dawson Academy’s core curriculum, particularly Treatment Planning and Examination & Records.

Recent Posts

How to Improve the Quality of Dental Lab Work

Our dental labs should be an integral part of our dental treatment planning process so that we are able to provide the highest quality dental solutions to our patients. A top-end dental lab will welcome as much information from the dentist as possible. In turn, it is also important for the doctor to have input from the lab during the treatment planning stage, as they are an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Unfortunately, all too often our communication with them seems to break down, or is, at times, even nonexistent. To prevent this failure in communication, it pays to have a plan.

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5 Essential Skills for Interdisciplinary Treatment

It is such a great time to be a dentist. We are so lucky to have such wonderful specialists that are available to us, to be able to deliver complete dentistry to all of our patients. But, we should be a specialist in our own right, to have the ability to lead those around us, delivering complete predictable treatment plans and sequencing the proper treatment with all of our specialists.
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