The Dental Hacks Podcast

Are you interested in fitness and weight loss? Are you a fan of the Dental Hacks podcast? Well...you should listen to this podcast and join our brand new Facebook group where cohost Alan and regular Dr. Matt Standridge are starting a Facebook accountability group for those hoping to lose some weight and become more fit! 

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

 

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Dr. Lance Timmerman was the first guest on the Dental Hacks podcast. Since then, he's started a bunch of podcasts: The Whole Tooth, Smile Source Radio and my favorite "Totally Oral." He interviewed me for the Totally Oral podcast recently about an article I wrote in Dental Economics about the ethics for Search Engine Optimization. I got his permission to post it as a special episode for Dental Hacks listeners...just before Christmas! We talked about SEO ethics, TSA precheck, blogging and what kind of marketing works. 

So...take a listen and then go subscribe to "Totally Oral." Lance gets interesting guests and is a good interviewer. It'll be worth your time! Oh...and Merry Christmas!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links we talked about:

Dr. Lance Timmerman's "Totally Oral" podcast

Alan's article in Dental Economics: "Lawlessness in the Wild West frontier of SEO" (I didn't create the title, just the article!)

Alan's blog post on amalgam (and the amazing/psychotic comments section)

Alan's blog post about dental insurance being a horrible gift card

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_77.75.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

You're about to witness some "Hack on Hack" crime! In our special year end wrap up Alan interviews Jason about dental startups. Jason has started 4 practices in his career and is just about to open his new practice, "Brush Up Dental" in Richmond, VA. 

As you've come to expect from the Dental Hacks, Jason gives an honest account of the good, the bad and the ugly of his startup history. If you've ever thought about starting a practice from scratch or are pretty sure you don't want to...you should listen. 

We really want to thank our listeners for all their support. If it weren't for you, we'd be two dentists sitting in the basement talking to ourselves. Instead, we're two dentists sitting in the basement talking at you!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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With today's current diagnostic criteria the prevalence of autism in children is 1 in 68. 1 in 42 for boys. What does that mean for dentists? We're going to need to understand austism and learn to treat them in our offices.

Dr. Jacob Dent is a dentist in Sugarland, TX that teaches other dentists how to help families and individuals dealing with autism with their dental health. In episode 77, Dr. Dent and Alan discuss strategies for treating people on the autism spectrum in the office. More importantly, both Jacob and Alan have children on the autism spectrum and they discuss how the diagnosis affected them, how it's changed their life and how it's changed the way they work with children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Also, at the end of episode 77 the Hacks describe some of the amazing content that they have in store for 2016 and announce that they'll be "dark" for the month of December while they retool the show!

Have a great holiday season and set your clocks for 10am EST on January 5th, 2016 for the the new and improved Dental Hacks!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_77.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

Dr. Cory Glenn is a "MacGyver" dentist. This means doing your best with what you have and it often leads to innovation in techniques. Cory has developed (and demonstrated) a lot of innovative techniques he's developed over the years and he talks about them with the Dental Hacks in episode 75! On particularly interesting aspect of this interview is how he's transitioned from free hand implant placement to primarily guided techniques. His interview (as well as his YouTube channel) is not to be missed!

The Brain Trust segment features 3 Dental Hacks favorites and 3 different digital impression scanners. What are the pros and cons of their system? Do they miss using the gooey stuff? What would they tell someone looking to get into digital impressions or upgrade from their current system? Join Dr Melissa Zettler, Dr. David Scardella and Dr. Lance Timmerman as we have a 3 scanner shoot out in the Brain Trust!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Pocket Wizard flash trigger

Alan: Betabrand clothing

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Dr. Cory Glenn's Facebook page

article about lab coats

CEREC Omnicam

3Shape scanner

iTero scanner

 

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Category:dental -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

This mini episode is only for those that have subscribed to the show.

email us: info@dentalhacks.com or call us at (866) 223-5257.

  • looking for 4th year dental students to be on the show
  • please rate and review us on iTunes!
  • anyone interested in a Dental Hacks meet up during the Chicago Midwinter?
  • possible ads or Patreon to help defray costs
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Category:dental -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Everyone has that patient that needs a full mouth rehab and can afford about a crown and a half per year. What do you do with these people? Well, our guest for episode 75 is Dr. Cory Glenn and he's here to help. Cory is a dentist and educator that give back a LOT to the profession. He posts cases all over the place (DentalTown, Facebook, etc) and teaches courses on all kinds of topics as well. Often described as a MacGyver dentist, Dr. Glenn helps you treatment plan and execute big treatment in little bites!

Our Brain Trust features more with the "ladies night" crew, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Tiffany Lee. We talk more about clinical delegation but then get into other office delegation. This conversation leads us to talk about embezzlement and making sure the owner doc keeps up with record keeping.

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Lifelock

Alan: LM Arte composite instruments

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

In episode 74 we focus on helping dentists become owners. Practice owners are more likely to do well financially than associates and ownership allows flexibility that being an associate or employee will never have. Jason Wood is a dental attorney at Wood and Delgado specializing in dental business transactions like finding and buying a practice. In episode 74 he explains how to find the ideal practice to purchase, discusses how dentistry is a perfect career for women and what dentistry might look like in the future! Jason's email is Jason@dentalattorneys.com and he encourages you to email him to ask questions!

Episode 74 features a really great discussion of clinical delegation in the dental office. Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Tiffany Lee join Alan to talk about how they implement clinical delegation in their offices. Who takes final impressions in your practice? Are you assistants trained to do expanded functions? You'll love this discussion and it will probably make you think about if you're delegating too much or not enough!

Go Hack Yourself:

Sonos speakers

rubber dam floss ties

 If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_74.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

The ugly truth is that sometimes dentists need lawyers. Often we need lawyers when we don't even know we need lawyers. Jason Wood, a lawyer for dentists, is here to help you understand when you do and don't need a lawyer. Jason handles all kinds of dental business transactions...the big ones. Partnerships, associateships, purchasing and selling dental practices. If you've spent any time on DentalTown you probably know of him. He's a partner at Wood and Delgado and in episode 73 we talk about some of the legal mistakes that dentists make:

  • Attempting an associateship when there's really not enough money for an associateship
  • Doing a startup in poor demographics
  • Buying a house before you buy a practice
  • Not negotiating associate compensation

In this week's Brain Trust segment we pick up our conversation with Dr. Art Volker and international dentists Dr. Serhat Koken of Turkey and Dr. Andrew Chandrapal from the UK. In the second half of our discussion we dig deep into the roots of how they've become the amazing clinicians that they are. At the root of this is a web group/Facebook group called Style Italiano. This and several private groups that encourage excellence and posting cases have taken their clinical successes to new heights!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Using a suction tip to cover access screws during open tray dental implant impressions

Alan: Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast by Ken Forkish

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

 Some links from today's show:

Heraeus Kulzer Venus Pearl composite

Edelweiss composite veneers

Serhat Koken's Facebook page

Andrew Chandrapal's Facebook page

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_73.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Everyone knows Howard Farran. Dentist, entrepreneur, author, podcaster and founder of DentalTown. He's the king of all dental media...and now we've got him.

We're not sure if Howard interviewed Alan or Alan interviewed Howard, but it doesn't really matter. You'll hear a candid conversation between two friends and podcasters talking about:

  • podcasts and Howard's mission to create an audio study club on a daily basis
  • starting out poor and seeing his father become a successful businessman
  • starting DentalTown for selfish reasons
  • how DentalTown helped Alan work through early recovery
  • should hard drugs be legal?

You're going to love this podcast. It's super honest and super fun. Also, do yourself a favor and check out:

Howard's Podcast

Howard's new book: Uncomplicate Business

Go Hack Yourself:

Ministar

Cedar Point

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

Bob Sommers told us about asking for reviews in the last episode, but he REALLY knows how to generate referrals. His "5 Star Review System" works well for both. But he strongly feels that the referrals in generates is the real magic. How comfortable are you asking for referrals? Do you have a way to make it easy? Bob talks about how create a mostly automatic system to generate a constant flow of new patients primed to love you and the service you provide! Remember if you try the 5 Star Review System but sure to let them know you heard about it on the Dental Hacks for $50 off the set up fee!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a dentist in another country? Dr. Art Volker from episode 60 is a fan of high end dentistry and he's found that some of the most amazing dentistry is being done in other countries. At his suggestion we've decided to feature some international dentists in the Brain Trust. Art and Alan talk to Dr. Serhat Koken of Istanbul, Turkey and Dr. Andrew Chandrapal near London, UK. Both Serhat and Andrew teach cosmetic and restorative dentistry in their respective countries and are beginning to teach internationally. We discuss the similarities and differences in the educational systems, ways of practicing, taking continuing education among other things. Both Andrew and Serhat are really big participants in private dental Facebook groups, particularly "Style Italiano."

Question of the week:

Is there any day of the week you would prefer the podcast is released? If you have any thoughts please email us at info@dentalhacks.com or call toll free at (866) 223-5257 and weigh in!

Go Hack Yourself!:

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

Everyone wants reviews in Google, Yelp and all the rest. And everyone always says, "the best way to get reviews on Google is to ask for them." Sure. Sounds great, but how do you do it? Who should ask? When do you ask?

Bob Sommers from bestlocalreviews.com created the "5 Star Review System." He knows the best way to ask for reviews. He has research to back up his claims. And he tells you exactly how to ask. In our interview with Bob Sommers we do a deep dive on how reviews work and the very best way to get them.

In our Brain Trust segment we talk about all the different ways think about new patients. We spend a little time talking about what we consider a "new patient." Is a patient that enters your practice as an emergency a "new patient?" Or are new patients only the ones who allow you to do a comprehensive exam? Listen to perennial favorites Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Lance Timmerman as they weigh in on what constitutes a new patient.

Go Hack Yourself:

Fujitsu Scansnap scanner

Logitech MX master mouse

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

Dr. Scott Ganz has been scanning patients with CTs since the 1980's. When you were playing Pitfall on your Atari 2600, he was 3D printing mandibles. I'm not kidding.

In the second half of our interview with the amazing Dr. Scott Ganz he tells us about how CBCT technology and 3D printing has developed and changed through is career. He walks  you through some of the earliest uses of 3D imaging in dentistry in some pretty incredible stories! Then we shift gears a little bit to hear about how international dentists are on the cutting edge of this technology and maybe, just maybe, how the U.S. needs to catch up!

The Brain Trust digs into the new patient experience. You'll hear Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zettler and (eventually) Dr. Matt Standridge talk about their process for bringing new patients into their office. Whether you bring them through hygiene or do a comprehensive exam you'll walk away with some pretty great tips on making a great first impression with new patients!

In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 10:02am EDT

In episode 68 The Dental Hacks get a chance to talk with world renowned author, clinician and researcher Dr. Scott Ganz. Dr. Ganz was one of the first dentists to understand and apply the use of cone beam and other imaging technologies to dentistry. Some of what we talk with Dr. Ganz about:

  • What do recent mergers and acquisitions of dental companies mean when it comes to the future of CBCT and dental implants?
  • Is CBCT the standard of care in implant dentistry?
  • What's the history of using CBCT technology in dentistry?

Dr. Ganz is a visionary and shares some great information in today's episode!

The Brain Trust discusses cars. All kinds of stuff about cars? What are they driving? Do they buy use their cars for business? Leasing or buying? You'll hear some great stories and ideas from a panel of Brain Trust favorites: Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Tammy Bailey!

 In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

  • Animoto: Jason's go to software for easily making videos for Facebook marketing.
  • The More Perfect Union Podcast: Alan has helped start another podcast...this one talking about politics!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_68.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 8:36am EDT

"My goal was to open an office where we could offer every service available dentally that would be convenient and affordable for everybody to come in."

In episode 67 we continue our conversation with Dr. Dennis Frazee. He's a relatively new grad. Like 2012 new grad. His startup is growing like crazy and he tells us about his keys to his success. First, he tells us a bit about how he chose his location and how important that ended up being. Secondly, he sings the praises of being able to sedate patients in his office safely and reliably. Last, he tells us where he focused his time and money (and how he financed it) on CE. This interview is packed with so many pearls you might as well make a necklace out of it!

In the Brain Trust we continue discussing our experiences with customer service failures and how we can apply these lessons in our own business. A couple high points:

  • There needs to be a specialist that helps arrange financing and best deals on equipment purchasing. If someone would do that and help save dentists money and headaches, they will make themselves VERY valuable.
  • Are all website design companies shady?
  • Why is there so much turnover in the dental sales industry?

Be sure to check out this video from listener Dr. Nicholas Miller! He took us up on our Youtube video challenge from a couple weeks back and we think you should check out his video!

You can see his whole channel here!

In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

  • Zicam: Jason has the plague and Zicam helped him get through the weekend at CEREC30
  • 99% Invisible: "A tiny radio show about design with Roman Mars." One of the more recent editions to my "don't miss" list of podcasts.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_67.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

Dr. Dennis Frazee is a general dentist in Moorseville, Indiana. He's a relatively recent graduate...2012. He started a scratch practice soon after finishing dental school. And he's killing it. KILLING it! For such a humble guy, he has an amazing story and a lot of tips for anyone interested in startup practices, incorporating technology in the practice or even what CE to take right after graduation to help jump start your dental career! He talks about handling student debt as well has how to finance a startup as a new graduate. He's funny and informative. That's what makes him a terrific DentalHacks interview!

Episode 66 also features our first "all male" Brain Trust. Trust me, it's not as hot as it sounds. We feature Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Mike Keller, Jason and Alan talking about customer service. Specifically, customer service toward dentists. Did it end up as kind of a bitch session? Yes. Is it entertaining and enlightening? Yes. I think you'll find something you relate to here!

In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_66.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

Does your office have a Youtube channel? Did you know that Youtube is the second largest search engine on the internet? In episode 65 Charles Crawford of Crawford and O'Brien explains why video is super effective to drive traffic to your website and how simple it can be to make it work for you! In addition, Charles gives ideas on how to get more Google and Yelp reviews, whether a blog is right for your office and gives an idea about how much website and SEO services should cost your office. Don't miss the second half of this interview!

In episode 65 the Brain Trust discusses the best and worst things about their offices. Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. David Scardella and Dr. Frank Clayton explain the strengths and weaknesses of their particular offices and then offer suggestions of inexpensive things that make their offices stand out! For instance, did you know that Frank Clayton is the Chapstick king of Georgia?

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

 

Links from today's show:

http://crawfordandobrien.com/webinar

big window
Melissa's big windows
Melissa's chapstick 1
Melissa's lip balm
Dave's spa room
Dave's spa room
Tammy's adult book store across the street
Tammy's adult book store across the street
Tammy's creepy staff bathroom
Tammy's creepy staff bathroom
Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_65.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 64.5 features a cross posted episode with Dr. David and Karah Maloley's Relentless Dentist podcast. Dr. Dave interviews Dental Hacks host Alan Mead and the two of them speak candidly about dental school, drug addiction and redemption. 

Every dentist and team member should hear this episode!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

 

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_64.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

How is your new patient flow? Could you use more? Our guest on the Dental Hacks today is Charles Crawford, one of the founders of Crawford and O'Brien. And even though that sounds a lot like a law firm, these guys are in business to help dentists with websites, SEO, pay-per-click ads and other strategies to help dentists bring new patients into their office. Charles gives a bunch of great information from website design to tracking exactly where your leads are coming from to help you understand your web presence and what you can do to improve it! You're going to find this interview helpful and entertaining!

Our Brain Trust segment features a game of "what if?" Our intrepid panel includes Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. David Scardella and we discuss what other options they were all looking at when they made the decision to become a dentist. Then we ask them what they would do if dentistry was somehow no longer an option. You'll find their answers interesting and funny and it will probably make you think about it, too! Tell us your story by emailing us at info@dentalhacks.com!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links from today's show:

Aquasil Ultra Cordless

Teflon tape

Great Lakes Orthodontics investment clay

SEOmoz local

Mark Costes' Dental Success Institute Mastermind Event: 

The event will be held on September 25th-26th at the Liason Hotel.
The meeting will run from 7am-5 pm each day with Breakfast and Lunch provided each day and dinner provided on the 25th.
The admission cost is $497 for one doctor and 1 key team member or spouse.
email them at: info@truedentalsuccess.com and mention Dental Hacks for $50 off admission!
Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_64.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

What do you get when you put listener favorites Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Matt Standridge together with up and comer Dr. David Scardella and Brain Trust noob Dr. Chad Perry? You get an amazing episode filled with all Brain Trust goodness! The entire episode is dedicated to answering listener questions like: 

  • How do you keep your cool when things aren't going right?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of certain delivery systems?
  • Have you used the "occlusal stamp" technique of shaping posterior composites?

This episode is packed with good info and a ton of laughs! Make sure you listen to the end where Jason and Alan introduce a new segment called "Hack You" where we give our weekly recommendations of what to read, what we're listening to or what new dental gear we're trying!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links from today's show:

Tammy's "SlyDial" app

LM Arte composite instruments

Henry Schein P.K. Thomas wax adding instruments

Panos Bazos Facebook public figure page (photos of teeth stripped of their enamel)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Slate Political Gabfest

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_63.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

There are a lot of options for a new dentist. Associateships, "corporate" dentistry, residencies and even...prison dentistry! We continue our interview with Dr. Michael Keller about his experience as a dentist in the Delaware prison system, as well as how he's negotiated associateships. You'll notice that the dentists we've featured in the last two episodes have had a very diverse experiences early in their careers!

In this week's Brain Trust segment we continue our conversation with new dentists Dr. David Scardella, Dr. Rich Weber, Dr. Drew Byrnes and Dr. Richard Low. Each of the panel describes a dental horror story they've experienced and then we discuss loan repayment strategies for new dentists.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links from today's show:

https://youtu.be/7owCLxGcKB4

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_62.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

Our original "New Dentist Extravaganzas" were so popular that we decided to do some more!

Mike KellerIn our interview segment this week, we talk with Dr. Mike Keller. He's a relatively new graduate with some amazing stories. Mike is an associate dentist as well as a "prison dentist." He tells us how things work in the prison system, the pros and cons and even how to get your very own prison nickname!

In the Brain Trust, we talk with Dr. Richard Low (a brand new grad working in the army), Dr. Drew Byrnes (with experience as both an associate and a practice owner and return guests Dr. Rich Weber and Dr. David Scardella. They put a pretty positive spin on what's happening for new grads and what life is like for young dentists in 2015.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links from today's show:

Uveneer

3 Shape scanner

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_61.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

Posterior composites are a mainstay of general dentists. A lot of us do them all day long and we're comfortable. Then we run across case presentations on DentalTown or Facebook that make us rethink our approach. Some dentists have created techniques to take posterior composites from "just a filling" to full blown dental porn. In episode 60 we get to talk to three of these dentists!Art's dental porn

Dr. Art Volker, Dr. Matt Costa and Dr. Stephen Kuzmak are three young clinician's who have committed to better composite techniques. In today's episode, you'll hear about what inspired them, how they learned these techniques and everything you need to know to follow their path.

The best part about these amazing dentists is that they are accessible. You'll hear how funny and approachable they are and you'll learn hear about the course they're offering in October 2015. Steve's composite porn

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!Composite porn 1

Some links from the show:

Daily Grind: Maximizing Outcomes with Composite Resin (the course we discuss in ep 60, Oct. 10, 2015 in Quarryville, PA

download the flyer here: Mid Atlantic Study Club October 2015 Course info

Bioclear

Bioclear Heat Sync composite heaterComposite porn 2

Vista Dental Thermoflo (Dr. Mead's choice in composite heaters...overkill)

Jason Smithson's Youtube channel

Maxim Belograd's Youtube channel (lots of composite, some endo)

Nazariy Mykhaylyuk's Youtube channel (also lots of composite and endo)

video on floss ties for rubber dam

 Nic Tone rubber dam material

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_60.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Could I go to prison for poor record keeping? How afraid should I be of the government, the state board or insurance companies. In episode 59 of the DentalHacks podcast we talk to Todd Zettler about this and more! Todd is married to Dr. Melissa Zettler who is a regular on our very own Brain Trust. However, he's also a lawyer and prosecutor for Scott county Minnesota. He's a legal expert and listener to the podcast, so we just knew we had to have him on! Todd sets the record straight on the real legal risks dentists have in every day practice. We also talk about embezzlement, the Minnesota Care tax and even a legal perspective on premedication for joint replacement patients! This is a unique interview that you shouldn't miss!Todd Zettler

In the Brain Trust segment we continue with an all star panels discussing how to bring a new dentist into an existing practice. The panel (consisting of Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Lance Timmerman and DentalHacks hosts Dr. Jason Lipscomb and Dr. Alan Mead) cover tons of intriguing topics including:

  • What do you do with the existing doctor?
  • How do you know when your practice is ready for an associate?
  • What technologies are must haves when you're buying, selling or joining a new practice?

 This is one of the Brain Trust's best efforts and you won't be disappointed!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_59_final.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Every dentist has heard stories. If you become a paying customer, will Yelp get rid of bad reviews? Does Yelp manipulate the reviews you get if you don't pay them? In episode 58, Jason and Alan ask the questions you've always wanted to ask Yelp. Morgan Remmers, Yelp's manager of local business outreach, returns to give you the straight story about Yelp ads, dealing with crazy reviewers and all the conspiracy theories. Her answers may change the way you look at review sites forever!Morgan Remmers Headshot Office cropped

The Brain Trust features a discussion of how to transition a new doctor into a dental practice. Whether you've just purchased a practice from an existing dentist, you're a new associate or you're thinking of bringing in an associate, it's valuable to know the best way to handle the transition. So...we asked the Brain Trust! Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Tarun Agarwal and Dr. Melissa Zettler join Jason and Alan to discuss how you manage the existing team and doctor when a new doctor comes into the practice. This listener generated subject may help you in your next career transition!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_58.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Episode 57 features an interview with Morgan Remmers, the manager of local business outreach of Yelp. Yelp is a very hot topic with dentists now that your patients can tell the world about their experience at your office. Morgan explains how Yelp started, why certain reviews show up while others don't and what kind of patients are likely to review you. You'll hear how you can claim and promote your own Yelp page to the advantage of your business. If you've ever wanted to know how the heck Yelp works, Morgan fills us in!Morgan Remmers Headshot Office cropped

In our Brain Trust segment we continue a discussion about treating family, friends and dental teams that we started a few episodes ago. You'll hear how Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Andy Hayes have dealt with (and been burned by) treating. The Brain Trust offers a simple (but not easy) solution to these problems that pretty much works all the time as long as you're willing to do it!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_57.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

In this bonus episode of the DentalHacks podcast you get to be a fly on the wall with a couple of Brain Trust favorites. You'l hear Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Andy Hayes and co host Dr. Alan Mead talk about CBCTs, dental school, video games, Jared from Subway and the worst mutation you could ever have as an X-man. Enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_56.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

How badly did you want to go to dental school? How many rejections would it have taken for you to decide dental school wasn't for you? Or were you like Dr. Mark Costes and wouldn't take no for an answer?

Today's episode features Dr. Mark Costes, a succesful multiple practice owner, dental practice coach and entrepreneur. He tells us about some of the challenges he had to overcome to become a dentist and how he's leveraged his dental training to become much more than just a practicing dentist. Case in point...Jason had Dr. Costes analyze his practice and talked about where you might decrease overhead (hint: dental supplies and lab fees are a pet peeve of his!).

Dr. Costes is also a dental podcaster and you can find his show, The Dentalpreneur Podcast on iTunes or on his website: www.truedentalsuccess.com. We're fans of what he's doing for the profession and we think you will be too!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_56.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

This might be the most important episode of the DentalHacks podcast that we've ever done. In today's episode we interview Dr. Roy Shelburne. Dr. Shelburne has become a rock star on the speaking circuit because of his experience being prosecuted by the federal government for fraudulent billing for dental services. He spent 19 months in prison for things that you may be unknowingly doing in your practice.

Dr. Shelburne speaks all over the country helping dentists with their record keeping in an effort to avoid the life changing consequences he experienced. You'll hear these questions answered:

  • do you understand "intent to defraud?"
  • how can you establish that a treatment is "medically necessary?"
  • what systems should you add to your record keeping to avoid trouble?
  • how do you set up audits in your office to catch billing and record keeping mistakes?
  • why should we get rid of paper charts once and for all?

Dentists, you need to listen to this. But maybe more importantly your team really needs to hear this. Dr. Shelburne can help you bring your documentation to a level that avoids legal problems.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from today's show:

Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

ADA OSHA and HIPAA compliance kit

"Coding with Confidence," by Dr. Charles Blair

Dr. Shelburne's email: roy_shelburne@hotmail.com

Roy's Template for records

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_55.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

The key to local search is reviews. Good reviews not only get you in that coveted "7 pack" on Google, but new patients read reviews that your patients write, and often choose based on excellent reviews! But every dentist who has tried to get reviews, particularly Google reviews, knows that it's not easy. In today's episode, local search rock star Darren Shaw offers more tips on crushing local search and specifically explains the new "reputation builder" tool offered by Whitespark. Whitespark has offered a special code for DentalHacks listeners. Use the code "dentalhacks15" at checkout and you'll receive discounts on various Whitespark products! A few topics we talk with Darren about:

  • What does Darren mean by "be the answer" as a strategy?
  • How does content creation make a difference in local search?
  • Why should your website be created on Wordpress?
  • How important is mobile (rhymes "go mile" when Darren pronounces it!)?
  • How hard is it to change your website to mobile friendly?
  • How often should you update your website's design?
  • How can you get your patients to leave great reviews for your office?

Our Brain Trust segment features frank discussion of treating team members, family and friends. What's fair? What's the right way to do it? You'll hear what works from our Brain Trust panel! Our panelists for episode 54 are Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and a special appearance from one of the original Brain Trust panelists: Dr. Andy Hayes!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from today's show:

Whitespark

Isolite

(warning: disgusting)

https://youtu.be/aczPDGC3f8U

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_54.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

The local pack. The 7 little balloons that show up on that Google Map when someone is looking for a dentist in your town. If you show up there, you're going to drive new patients to your practice. Period. Darren Shaw of Whitespark, a company that helps you improve your local search visibility, answers all kinds of questions in today's interview including:

  • What's the difference between organic search and local search?
  • What is a citation and why should we care?
  • What's the difference between a direct and indirect citation?
  • If you're doing a startup, at what point should you create/claim your local listings?
  • How should you handle local listings if you have multiple dentists in group?
  • How do you handle a local listing if you've changed jobs or moved your office?
  • Do citations have to be perfectly consistent? What kind of variations are O.K.?

On top of this, Darren talks about the importance of blogging. Which makes this blogger very happy.

Plus...if you use the code "dentalhacks15" you'll get a discounted rate on Whitespark products!

The Brain Trust (Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Rich Rosenblatt) continue their discussion of how to handle "the unreasonables." Some things you'll hear in this episode:

  • Rich Rosenblatt hates bullies
  • Who do you need to contact at Delta to get an onlay covered?
  • How is the Waffle House different than Stuckey's?
  • Can truck stop dentistry be a legitimate business model?

The Brain Trust helped earn this episode it's first "explicit" warning. We editing out the cussing, but there was a fair amount of humor that was great but pretty blue. You've been warned!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from today's show:

Whitespark

Moz Local

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

CV4A9504Marketing is most effective when the content created is original and specific to the office. Todd Murray of Paper Napkin Marketing explains how dentists can leverage their assets to help make amazing marketing that fits their practice. Sure, using top notch video helps, but what about getting your team involved? How about spreading the word about how involved in the community your office is? Finally, Todd helps Alan understand that an entire marketing campaign needs to fit together. Blog posts are great, but how about making sure it fits with the message you want to send? This is another dental marketing "deep dive" that you won't want to miss!

Here's a sample of the kind of content that Paper Napkin can create for your practice!

The Brain Trust returns with an all star cast in episode 52. Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Rich Rosenblatt all discuss handling the "unreasonables." How do you handle people with ridiculous expectations or terrible attitudes? When do you draw the line and "fire" these patients? This week's segment is hilarious but also very helpful. Don't miss it!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

 

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Paper Napkin Marketing. Maybe you've never heard of them. But you will. In episode 51 of the DentalHacks podcast we talk with one of the founders of this innovative and completely different kind of dental marketing company. I first met Todd Murray on Facebook. He's a listener and a fan of the show and his first line to me was:

"I wanted to take a moment and introduce Paper Napkin Marketing and share with you the best dental commercial you’ve ever seen. I guarantee it!"

I was intrigued, saw the commercial, and immediately knew he had to be a guest on the DentalHacks. We talk about dental marketing and how he came to use his marketing skills and experience in the dental field and we discuss some specific problems that dentists face in marketing.

The Brain Trust segment continues our discussion about referring patients to specialists, bringing specialists into your office. One of the best tangents that the Brain Trust takes this week is how not to take your patient's hangups so personally. Very good stuff!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Oh...and here's that commercial! Two of them, actually!

 Bookmarks:

interview starts: 2:53

Brain Trust starts: 30:00

 

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_51.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Episode 50 continues our conversation with pediatric dentist and educator Dr. Josh Wren. Do pediatric dentists use stainless steel crowns too much? Should you allow parents in the operatory? What kind of sedation does he recommend? What's the recommended procedure for pulpotomies? The DentalHacks deliver on bread and butter pediatric dentistry tips in this episode! Be sure to check out pediatricdentalce.com for dates of Josh's courses!

The Brain Trust returns in episode 50 discussing what, when and how we refer to specialists. Join Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Frank Clayton and (eventually) Dr. Tarun Agarwal as they talk about how they work with specialist. Refer to a specialist's office? Bring a specialist into your office? You'll hear about all kinds of ways to involve specialists in your patient's care and what's working for others!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_50.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

In episode 49 the DentalHacks are trying something a little different. We've gotten feedback from a few listeners that they would prefer an entire long form interview on the show instead of splitting them over more than one show. So for those folks, we're trying it out. And there's no one better to do a deep dive with than Dr. Rella Christensen.

Rella Christensen was one of the founders of Clinical Research Associates (now TRAC). They've essentially been the "Consumers Reports" for dentistry for the better part of 40 years and you won't find anyone more knowledgeable on dentistry and dental materials than Rella. Our interview shows her kind demeanor as well as her no nonsense treatment of the data. She's going to change some minds with her discussion of modern crown and bridge materials, particularly monolithic zirconia and she's probably going to ruffle some feathers when she talks about enamel remineralization protocols and how everything we think we know about remineralization is wrong!

Oh...and don't get her started about sugar.

This is a really good interview with one of the smartest people in dentistry. Drink it all in, DentalHacks listeners!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from episode 49:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_49.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Jason Lipscomb wrote the book on Social Media for Dentists. No...seriously. He wrote the book on it. He knows a little something about Facebook and how to use it for your dental practice. Alan Mead writes blogs and has been since 2008. Howard Farran said, "I actually think the best blogger in America is Alan Mead..." So, there's that. What I'm saying is that your humble hosts have a little something to say about social media!

The DentalHacksIn today's episode, we talk about how your office can have an authentic presence online, whether it's Facebook, Linkedin, an office blog or Twitter. We cover some strategies you can use today to improve your personal or office social media footprint.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!


Some links from episode 48:

Buffer

Whitespark

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_48.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

You're a general dentist that sees kids, but you know you could do more and better. Continuing education in pediatrics seems pretty limited but you'd love to really improve this part of your practice. Enter Dr. Josh Wren, pediatric dentist and this week's DentalHacks interview! We get right into listener questions in this interview...you might want to listen with a note pad. Josh deli
vers a bunch of actionable items from the first minute! Josh offers hands on pediatric dental CE, too! Check that out at: pediatricdentalce.com. FYI...the DentalHacks are kicking around the idea of October 30th in Disneyworld! A little pediatric dentistry CE and then trick or treating with the mouse!

Our Brain Trust segment continues our conversation about general dentists doing "specialty procedures." The panel include Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton. As always, they cut through the bull and explain that general dentists working with specialists is going to give the best results, every time. Let's knock off the turf battles and do some dentistry!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!
Some links from episode 47:

Tennessee AGD Annual Meeting: July 10 and 11th, 2015 featuring Dr. Jason Smithson!

Bad Idea Jeans

Three Legged Jeans

3M Bulk Fill composite

Isolite Systems

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_47.mp3
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We feature the blood boiling second half of our interview with Justin Ditkofsky of Cirrus Consulting Group. Did you know that some leases allow the landlord to hold up the sale of a dental practice? And how about having no lease and just going month to month? This is really valuable information from a really great source! You can reach Justin on his direct, toll free number at: (866) 739-9075, ext. 3236

Our Brain Trust segment features an all star line up of panelists: Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Matthew Standridge. We discuss the topic of general dentists doing "specialty" procedures. Every few months there always seems to be an expose that features some dental specialist warning the public about undertrained dentists doing procedures that they aren't qualified to do. Is this a real problem? Is this just turf protection? Listen to the interesting and hilarious take of our always entertaining Brain Trust!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links mentioned in today's show:

Story from Arizona on general dentists doing implants

PR piece about Ben Burris and inexpensive prophys for poor people

 

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_46.mp3
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Episode 45 of the DentalHacks podcast features Justin Ditkofsky of Cirrus Consulting Group talking about dental office leasing. If you only listen to one podcast this year...it should be this one! Dentists can get in a lot of trouble with commercial leases and most of the time we don't even know it's happening! Before you sign a lease or renegotiate a current lease, take a listen to Justin and make sure you have all the information you need to avoid making a costly mistake!

In the second half of the Brain Trust's discussion of posterior composites we focus on heated composites, composite placement instruments and composite matrix systems. You'll hear about some new matrix rings created to work in all the toughest situations (can you say "nubbin?") Best of all, you'll hear Dr. Rich Rosenblatt get all wound up discussing repairing light composite contacts. Don't miss this Brain Trust!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links mentioned in today's show:

Optrasculpt composite intstrument

A-DAPT composite instrument

Velopex Aquacut Quattro

Garrison "monster" composite instrument

Clinician's Choice esthetic contouring instrument

P.K. Thomas waxing instrument

Hu Friedy explorer a la Jason Smithson or this one

LM Arte Fissura (and others)

Triodent tab matrices

Triodent V3

Garrison margin elevation matrix system

banana band

Garrison "nubbin" ring

Triodent disposable blue ring

GC Cerasmart blocks

 

Direct download: Dentalhacks_ep_45.mp3
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Chris-Salierno-imageHave you ever been stuck in "paralysis by analysis?" Then you should listen to episode 44 of the DentalHacks! In episode 44, Chris Salierno shares more about his responsibilities as editor-in-chief at Dental Economics. Then he goes on to tell us about passive ownership of a dental practice vs. active ownership as well as his thoughts about the future of dentistry and dental reimbursement.

Then, the Brain Trust takes on posterior composites. Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Jason and Alan dig in to everyone's favorite procedures. How are they deciding what's appropriate for a direct restoration vs. indirect? What materials are they using? How do they prep teeth? Is a discussion about bonding agents more controversial than a discussion of religion? We cover it all from soup to nuts!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links from today's show:

Chris Salierno's baby: Dental Economics

Chris Salierno's blog: The Curious Dentist

Adhese Vivapen

Peak Universal Bond

3M Universal Bond

Variolink esthetic cement

Vista Dental Thermo-flo

GC G-aenial flowable

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_44.mp3
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Dr. Chris Salierno loves clinical dentistry. Also loves writing. Teaching, too. Also, being the editor of Dental Economics. The man clearly gets around in dental circles...and the DentalHacks got him for a terrific interview! In today's episode you'll hear about ADD, starting a blog, dealing with anti-amalgam zealots and becoming a reluctant television star. This guys is super funny and approachable...a must listen!

The Brain Trust starts out asking: who is the best person in the office is to talk about money and schedule appointments? Then we move into the ever-controversial topic of hygienists and diagnosing disease and finally we end up talking about hygiene recall exams and treatment planning in the real world. Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Matt Standridge and Dr. Brent Young share some great information and some laughs in this segment of the Brain Trust!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Links from today's show:

iTunes link to Mead's new office podcast: You Know the Drill

Chris Salierno's baby: Dental Economics

Chris Salierno's blog: The Curious Dentist

Mead's blog post on Dr. Oz: "Dr. Oz is Wrong about Amalgam"

Article referenced by Jason: Jay Baer on "Hug your Haters"

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_43_01.mp3
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Dr. David Hornbrook was on the ground floor with the cosmetic dentistry revolution. In today's episode he discusses what it's like to be on the cutting edge of teaching dentists cosmetic dentistry and how it's changed over the years. From PFM crowns to minimally invasive veneers, he's seen it all and tells an interesting story of where he thinks the profession is heading. Recently David began working with Keating Dental Arts as the Director of Clinical Education and Technology and in episode 40 he gave us links to all sorts of materials and cementation guides that he has produced.

In today's Brain Trust segment we bring on 3 favorites: Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Matt Standridge and Dr. Brent Young to talk about treatment planning and getting the most out of your hygiene recall exams. But first, the Brain Trust veers into an interesting discussion about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on mall kiosk bleaching.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_42.mp3
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This week's episode is a departure. Jason and Alan spend the whole episode talking about having a presence online with your dental practice. It just so happens that both of them are presenting on the topic in the coming months. Alan is presenting "Be Found and Be Remarkable" at the Star of the North meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 25. Jason is presenting a bunch of times at the California Dental Association's annual meeting and his presentations are entitled: Friday, May 1 "Google and Web Marketing Basics for Dentists" (am) and "Facebook Marketing for Dentists" (pm) and Saturday, May 2 "Updates in Social Media Marketing" (am) and "Discussions of Social Media" (pm).

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Here's some links about the stuff we talked about:

Logo and website design:

mead family dental logo print
Alan's office logo created by someone on 99designs.

99 designs

fiverr

freelancer.com

Domains:

GoDaddy

Hover.com

Local data aggregators: (check your listing in these databases)

Localeze

Acxion

Infogroup

Other stuff:

Al is mobile readyHow to check if your website is mobile friendly

Article on "doorway pages"

Themeforest (Wordpress themes)

 

 

Direct download: DentalHacks_episode_41.mp3
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To celebrate the 40th episode of the DentalHacks podcast we feature an interview with the incomparable Dr. David Hornbrook! Dr. Hornbrook is a founder of the Las Vegas Institute, PAC-live and the Hornbrook Group. He's a wet fingered dentist and influential dental educator who has mentored thousands of dentists in his career.

Also, he answers email. Which seems like a silly thing to mention except that his approachable manner makes him one of the most popular dental educators today! HornbrookHeadshot

Most recently David has begun working with Keating Dental Arts as the Director of Clinical Education and Technology and we discussed some of the new educational offerings that David will be involved with at Keating. From there, we talked about communicating with the lab and the inevitable conflict that happens between lab technicians and dentists. Is it the lab tech's place to tell you that your impression sucks? Do you want to hear it? From there we moved into discussing digital impressions and where dental technology is heading.

We finish up our 3 part Brain Trust series recorded live in Chicago in Dawn Kulongowski's hotel room (if you must know). We finish up our discussion with how to get paid. Tarun discusses his implementation of in house financing and wonders why you haven't taken advantage of this amazing option in your office! (For more details, enjoy our DentalHacks special on in house financing here!) So don't miss Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Linc Harris as they weigh in!

Some links from today's show:

Dr. Hornbrook's recent cementation guides from Keating Dental Arts

anterior adhesive cementation guide

posterior adhesive cementation guide

posterior non-adhesive cementation guide

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_40.mp3
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Dr. Linc Harris has an interesting practice. Lots of complex restorative treatment, yet no hygienist. With the marketing success he's had, he's developed a technique to clarify the patient's wants and needs without taking on their problems. In today's episode of the DentalHacks podcast, he explains how to consult slow and treat fast to Alan and Brain Trust favorite Dr. Dawn Kulongowski!

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Dr. Rich Rosenblatt

Our all-star live Brain Trust continues with a discussion of how dental meetings and CE have changed. Are there too many dental meetings? Is organized dentistry out of touch with what dentists really need? We recorded live from Chicago during the Midwinter meeting with some of the Brain Trust favorites (Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski) as well as some of the DentalHacks favorite guests! We feature Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Linc Harris.

 

 

Some links from the show:

Linc's office website: http://www.dentist-bundaberg.com.au/

Linc's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bargarasmiles


If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_39.mp3
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This week's episode is kind of different. In our interview segment we feature a discussion with Dr. Linc Harris. Linc is a dentist in the small town of Bundaberg in the province of Queensland in Australia. He's a self professed small town dentist who has had amazing success! In today's episode Linc talks about how his practice "out in the middle of nowhere" has become an amazing success! He's a marketing genius who's had luck with a lot of different modalities and he talks all about it with Alan and Brain Trust favorite Dr. Dawn Kulongowski!

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Dr. Rich Rosenblatt

Today's Brain Trust is the first of it's kind. We recorded live from Chicago during the Midwinter meeting with some of the Brain Trust favorites (Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski) as well as some of the DentalHacks favorite guests! We feature Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Linc Harris all sitting down and talking about dental meetings, CE and a a recent trip to the Weiner Circle. Brain Trust segments don't get much better, or funnier, than this!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_38.mp3
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What is your comfort zone? At what point do you start to get nervous in patient treatment? Laying a flap? Removing bone? Finding the MB2? Sinus lifts? Every dentist has their own limits, but where do these limits start? Alan and Dr. Darin O'Bryan (classmates from the University of Minnesota class of 1997) discuss the roots of the dental comfort zone and how to push beyond where you're comfortable. You can find out more about Dr. O'Bryan at www.onemorereasontosmile.com.

Have you ever noticed that often times patients hear what they want to hear instead of what we explain to them? The Brain Trust consisting of Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tiffany Lee and Dr. Tammy Bailey along with Alan continue their "bitch session" featuring passive/aggressive patients a heated argument about polishing teeth and other good stuff!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_37.mp3
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Dr. Darin O'Bryan is a wet fingered clinician and CEREC educator. If you saw his schedule, you might think he's the hardest working man in show business! Darin teaches many of the CEREC Accept courses outside of Scottsdale for CEREC Doctors and it just so happens that he's a classmate of DentalHacks host Alan Mead. In this episode, Darin and Al catch up on the cool stuff that he's gotten into since dental school including an interesting discussion on denturists in Oregon and a crossover discussion on mid-level providers!

Episode 36 features the Brain Trust breaking some new ground! The Brain Trust decides that we're just going to have a good, old fashioned "bitch session." We're tired of it and we're not going to take it any more! We cover being sick at work, vaccinations, antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic overuse in dentistry. What starts out as complaining ends up being a pretty awesome discussion! Episode 36 also marks the first "ladies night" Brain Trust where we feature women only as guests! You'll hear favorites Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Tiffany Lee weigh in. Don't even think of missing it!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Den

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_36.mp3
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Laura Hatch can help your front desk collect more money, reduce patient cancellations and failures and fill your schedule. #notkidding In episode 35 we talk about some specific scenarios where the training videos produced by Front Office Rocks can help.

10 years from now, dentistry will look like... That's what the Brain Trust is discussing in episode 35. In this little time capsule we wonder if we'll have any more or less specialties in dentistry and how independent private practice may look like in 10 years.

Some links we talked about in episode 35:

The Future's So Bright by Timbuk3

Design Ergonomics dental practice design

RevenueWell dental practice marketing and communication solutions

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_35.mp3
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So how do you train your front desk staff? It's not like you know how to do all that stuff. Nor do you have time to learn it. That's where Laura Hatch comes in. Laura is the founder of Front Office Rocks, an online training site specific to dental front offices. In episode 34 we talk to Laura about how she became a front office rock star (FORS) and how she wants to help dentists create practices with office systems that run like a well oiled machine!

What do you think dentistry will look like in 10 years? That's the question we asked the Brain Trust in episode 34. Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Melissa Zettler join Jason and Alan to talk about what the future of dentistry looks like and where we'll be. (Hint: Timmerman mentions real estate. Twice.)

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_34.mp3
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In today's episode we continue our discussion with dental coach/consultant/practice owner/podcaster Gary Takacs! Gary talks about why it is so hard to keep new and beneficial changes going in your office from the voice of experience! He's both a consultant helping with the changes and a practice owner dealing with similar difficulties in his own practice! Be sure to catch Gary's podcast, "The Thriving Dentist Show!"

The Brain Trust continues our  discussion about practice systems. Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Brent Young do a little complaining, a little laughing and a little bit of inventing! Toward the end of our segment we invent a potentially cool way to make small changes in your office and coin the term "microconsulting." 

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_33.mp3
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In today's episode we talk with fellow podcaster and practice management coach/consultant, Gary Takacs! Gary's podcast is "The Thriving Dentist Show" and has over 150 episodes and has been ongoing since 2011! We talk about podcasts: what he listens to and how he got started. Then we move onto his practice. Gary is part owner of a dental practice in Arizona. He talks a little about how he and his dentist partner found a "fixer upper" practice and turned it into the practice that they wanted. It's very interesting to hear how a practice management consultant literally built his own "dental test kitchen" to benefit his clients!

The Brain Trust features a discussion about practice systems. What are they? Why does it seem so hard to implement them? Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Brent Young discuss their own experience with developing and implementing office systems. It sounds kind of dry, right? Not when the Brain Trust does it!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks!

Some links from today's show:

Gary's recommended podcasts:

Unofficial Linchpin Podcast

6 Pixels of Separation Podcast

Serial Podcast

Hulu SNL send up of Serial

Startup

Cliff Ravenscraft’s Podcast Answer Man

Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income

Amy Porterfield podcast

Leo Laporte/TWIT

Social Media Marketing

Our Dental Podcasting Incubator Facebook group

James Golnick: Brush

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_32.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Whether you're an employer or an employee you'll get a lot out of episode #31! We spend the whole show talking with some Brain Trust all stars about their experience as employers and how to find, keep and fire employees! The episode was inspired by some recent HR changes at Dr. Matt Standridge's practice in Eureka, KS. He joins Jason and Alan along with Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Lance Timmerman to talk about the best ways to find employees, how to know who to hire and when to fire.

Help us get into "What's Hot" in iTunes!  Go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast/id891079773?mt=2 and leave us a rating (5 stars is awesome!) or better yet, leave us a review! Your reviews help other dentists find the DentalHacks nation!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks.

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_31.mp3
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In episode 30 we continue our interview with Dr. Barry Glassman. Dr. Glassman is a dentist and educator who gave up general practice to focus on treating patients with craniofacial pain and sleep disorders. We spend most of the interview talking about occlusion. Does occlusion cause disease? Does it cause pain? Does it really even matter that  much?

The Brain Trust continues it's decidedly NSFW conversation about analogies that we use to explain complex ideas to patients. You might want to skip this one if there are kids in the car. Or if you're drinking anything...unless you want it to come out your nose!

Alan wants to get into "What's Hot" in iTunes. To help, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast/id891079773?mt=2 and leave us a rating (5 stars is awesome!) or better yet, leave us a review! Your reviews help other dentists find the DentalHacks nation!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks.

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_30.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

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