The Dental Hacks Podcast

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_76.mp3
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
Direct download: Dental_Hacks_die_hards_only.mp3
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!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_75.mp3
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

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