The Dental Hacks Podcast

In this Hackisode Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Dan Massie and Dr. Neel Joshi to talk about how they used the Dental Hacks Fat Attack group last year. Each one of us is ready to get back into the swing of things and we discuss how we're going to jump into it!

If you're interested in joining the Dental Hacks Fat Attack you can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510580579244854/?ref=bookmarks. All you need to do is request an invite and you're in! 

Some links from the episode:

Precision Nutrition

Headspace app

Matt's favorite protein powder (Quest Peanut Butter)

Joule sous vide cooker

 

Direct download: Hackisode_12_with_music_mixdown.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:52am EST

So everyone takes time off between Christmas and New Year's Day, right? All that eating and college football means there's not enough time for a new podcast, right?

Nope. We're on it. Boom.

Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan to talk about dental insurance, health insurance and having some empathy for the dental patient that wants to use their benefits. Then they dig into the idea of doing an "interview" with a new patient during their first exams and building up "emotional capital" (Shawn's fancy word).

They also talk about the sponsors of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit. These companies have decided to back the most innovative meeting os 2017 in spectacular fashion!

Cosmedent

Productive Dentist Academy

Bioclear

Divergent Dental

CallTrackerROI

Osteoready Implants

Advanced Prosthetics Institute

Monday Morning Dentistry

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 900 members! Can we hit 1000 before the New Year? Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent recently introduced a composite placement instrument like nothing you've ever seen. It's called the CASI (pronounced like the name "Cassie") and it is 100% Dental Hacks approved. Both Jason and Alan have found that it's becoming an integral part of their anterior composite workflow. It has curves in all the right places and allows you to build beautiful anatomy in layered composites quickly and easily. If you make it to the Voices of Dentistry meeting you'll have a chance to see it up close and personal!

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_126.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Everyone has those patients that would probably best be served with a full mouth reconstruction. But many or even most of those patients can't or won't fit that into their budget. What if you could offer treatment that could offer positive esthetic and restorative changes to stabilize these patients with composite resin? Dr. Corky Willhite has been delivering this service, which he calls "transitional bonding" for years and he teaches it at the Cosmedent CEE! In today's episode he explains how he started doing transitional bonding and how to do it:  from smile design to a stable products that can last for years! Want to see more? Corky is presenting a 3 day course on transitional bonding from March 16-18th, 2017 in Chicago!

The Brain Trust features 5 speakers at the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit! We ask the question: does CBCT make you a better dentist? Jason and Alan talk with Dr. Wes Mullins from "the Dental Guys" podcast, Dr. Lance Timmerman of "Totally Oral" and Dr. Justin Moody of the "Dentists Implants and Worms" podcast about what CBCT has done for their practice and why they think it's an important tool! You're going to love this discussion (including Justin's near miss with a train). If you do...you need to buy your Voices of Dentistry tickets so you can meet them all in person!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 800 members! Can we hit 900 before Christmas? Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Flowable composite might not be the sexiest thing in your armamentarium, but it's pretty darn important. You should use the best flowable out there. Cosmedent makes it in about a zillion shades and it comes in microhybrid and microfill. It handles like a dream and frankly, it's better than what you're using. Go check out their flowable at www.dentalhacks.com/flowable.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagner Heat Tool (aka: JLips Fire Gun)

Alan:  Zirc Mirror Magic (use promo code: DENTALHACKS2016)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_126.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Episode 125 is a very special one for Alan. He sat down with his dad, Roger Mead, for a conversation about dentistry. Dr. Mead graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy school of dentistry in 1968 and is still practicing dentistry today! He still loves the profession and you'll hear about how things have changed and how they've stayed the same over a storied career in dentistry! He tells stories about dental school in the 60s, transitioning from working with no gloves, CE from Dr. Pankey himself, taking arrows for being a general dentist performing orthodontics and a bunch more! What started out as a talk with my dad ended up being downright fascinating!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent is celebrating the holidays with an amazing deal on the best core material out there! Save 20% on any order of Cosmecore using the coupon code "HacksHoliday" at checkout! Go take a look and get yourself some at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Chicago Lab Day!

Alan: Masterclass (taking a course from deadmau5)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_125.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

What if seeing posterior composites on your schedule gave you the same warm, fuzzy feeling as a crown prep on #14? We make no promises, but the Bioclear method can help! We pick up where we left off with Dr. David Clark talking about the Bioclear system, specifically the "Diamond Wedge." Since David is a dentist, he spent a bunch of years addressing problems that dentists have run into with posterior composites and designed solutions that everyday restorative dentists can use to take the drudgery out of direct restorations! You'll hear David discuss the problem of "back to back" composites and his tricks to avoid poor contacts as well as how to choose wedge sizes and separation rings for regular cases. Finally, David and Jeremy discuss how the "Rock Star Polish" and how they invented Magic Mix to make the polishing process simple and consistent. Honestly...if you hear one thing in episode 124 it's trying out Magic Mix. Man is that stuff awesome!

Jason and Alan regroup in the second half of the episode to be their very own Brain Trust. Some stuff they talk about:

  • office holiday parties
  • learning to scan: the first few days with an intraoral scanner
  • experience with Bioclear Magic Mix
  • Why some patients are just clinically easier than others and what to do about it
  • putting together a team of specialists to work with

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent has invented a new instrument specific to anterior composite placement. The coolest thing about it is that the instrument curves the way an anterior tooth curves! Placing and shaping composite in the anterior has never been easier. You need to check out the CASI (pronounced "Kassie.") www.dentalhacks.com/CASI

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Snowden Files by Luke Harding

Alan: W:/2016ALBUM/ by deadmau5

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_124.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We feature Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and the Dental Hacks talking about social media marketing, JLips' "hip hop practice," podcasting and the most innovative CE event of 2017...the Voices of Dentistry Summit!

A couple of things:

1) This is the same content that Mark released on the Dentalpreneur a couple weeks ago. It's great, but if you've heard it on his show...it's the same.

2) The Voices of Dentistry podcast is primarily for dental podcast listeners! It's a CE event for the people who are cool enough, good looking enough and smart enough to have made dental podcasts a part of their life! It's also for people interested in podcasting, because you'll have access to a whole bunch of dental podcasters to talk about how they do what they do. But first...it's for people like you who listen to the Dental Hacks podcast. And we really want you to come!

3) Some links from the show:

www.thrivexperiencemasterclass.com

www.voicesofdentistry.com

Prices won't go up until next week. Get your tickets now!

Direct download: Hackisode_11_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:19am EST


"I see a quadrant of posterior composites on my schedule and I cringe."

--most dentists

Episode 123 features Dr. David Clark, inventor of the Bioclear matrix and all of it's associated products and Jeremy Henderson, his trusty right hand man. In October Bioclear rolled out it's new posterior composite system, which includes the Biofit matrices, the diamond wedge and the Twin rings. We have to say, you've never used anything like them.

We've talked with David on the podcast before. He's been shifting paradigms for awhile now. But now we're talking about the most common and perhaps most reviled procedure in dentistry, the posterior composite. He thinks you can do composite better and faster by changing the way you think about this common yet amazing material!

You'll get a double dose of Bioclear goodness in episode 123 because the Brain Trust features a "Bioclear focus group." Alan took the Bioclear anterior course back in August and recorded the thoughts of dentists finishing

their weekend at the Bioclear learning system. Is it a glowing review of Bioclear? Yes. Will it motivate you to take your composite game to the next level? We think so!

Here's a video and a bunch of photos that will let you see the Bioclear posterior system in action!

bioclear-in-action-preps

bioclear-in-action-1

bioclear-in-action-finals

Head over the the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group for full sized photos and tons of Powerpoints on how to use the new system!

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price! Prices go up on December 1, so get your tickets now!

Cosmecore is a dual cured bonded core material by Cosmedent that helps you create ideal preparations for crowns and onlays. You now what's cool about ideal preparations? Pretty impressions or scans. And uniform thickness of material. Boom. I continue to find amazing uses for this material and I think you should check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Udemy "entire MBA in one course"

Alan: Atomos Ninja Star digital video recorder

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_123.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

How many hours do you spend at the office? Shouldn't you make it the best place to work that you possibly can? That's what we talk with Dr. Michael Unthank about. What's the most efficient type of operatory? What should you store in the operatories? Which is better, new build or designing in an existing space? How much should you expect to pay per square foot? Why are remodels so difficult? We cover a lot of ground in episode 122 with Dr. Unthank!

The Brain Trust continues their conversation about office design. Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Josh Carpenter and Dr. Drew Byrnes join Alan to talk about what's good and bad about office design. Drew tells a leaky plumbing horror story and the Brain Trust does a lightning round about great features to have in your office!

Some links from the show:

Unthank Design Group

Avegant personal theater (Melissa's thing)

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! We're offering a new coupon code: JLips that will be good for the rest of November. $250 off the regular price...it will never be cheaper than right now! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

Have you ever looked at a bitewing of a posterior composite and you weren't sure if you were seeing decay or bonding agent? Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to know exactly where your cavity prep ended and the restoration began? You should try De Mark from Cosmedent! This very radioopaque flowable let's you know exactly what you're seeing and it handles like a dream. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/demark

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Implants in Black and White

Alan: Pacdam rubber dam stencil

 

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_122.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this Hackisode Alan talks about our new closed Facebook group, called the Dental Hacks Nation and lays out what you could expect if you attend the hottest upcoming dental meeting...the Voices of Dentistry on January 27-28th, 2017 in Nashville, TN!

Direct download: Hackisode_10_Dental_Hacks_Nation_and_the_VoD_meeting.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 4:53am EST

Episode 121 is a like a tidal wave of office design goodness! For the interview segment we talk with Dr. Michael Unthank, who is arguably the most influential name in dental office design! Dr. Unthank tells us a little about his journey (architect first, then dentist, now full time architect). We ask the questions that you would ask if you were trying to figure out how you might be able to use a design firm for a new build or even a remodel.

  • How can you design your office to help your patients choose to follow through with treatment?
  • Do you need cabinetry in your operatories?
  • How can you design an office to be ready for technology that  hasn't even been invented yet?

Whether you're considering a new building or you're just trying to understand how to deliver dentistry efficiently...you're going to want to hear this interview!

In our Brain Trust we bring together panelists who have experience in creating a new office space. Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zetter, Dr. Josh Carpenter and Dr. Drew Byrnes join Alan to talk about their experience with designing and office and what they might change if they could.

Some links from the show:

Unthank Design Group

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price!

How fast can you or your assistant consistently make a provisional restoration? Last week on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page we were discussing this. Whether it's you making your provisionals or your assistant you can make them faster and better with Mirror Image by Cosmedent. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/prototypes

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dr. Charles Blair's "Coding with Confidence"

Alan: World War II in Colour (on Netflix)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_121.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Luckily, dentistry is rarely a life and death profession. Yet most of the bad outcomes in dentistry are from human error. We're not good at evaluating human error and we're not comfortable talking about our own mistakes. Dr. Linc Harris talks about why talking about and even (gasp) showing your mistakes can help others avoid these problems and will have an amazing effect on your ability and judgement in the future! This is one of the most important parts of  his Facebook group called RIPE: Restorative Implant Practice Excellence. Linc also explains a little bit about his treatment planning style and describes his course "Rapid, Efficient Treatment Planning" (RETP)...coming to the U.S. in May of 2017!

This week's Brain Trust continues where we left off with Dr. Cory Glenn, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Jason and Alan. The recorded LIVE in Cory's parents' kitchen (#notkidding). Cory teaches for Blue Sky Bio Academy about implants, guided surgery and treatment planning and spent an entire weekend showing the crew how to use Blue Sky Bio Plan software. This powerful software lets you know where to place the implant predictably and even allows you to generate a printable surgical guide! In this episode you'll hear how you can start doing guided implant surgery even if you don't have all of the equipment (CBCT, intraoral scanner, 3D printer)! This is a game changer!

Some links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio home page

Blue Sky Bio patient education videos

Burbank dental lab

Digi3DWorks Dental

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent saved me today. I cemented a crown that needed WAY too much occlusal adjustment. I got the bite adjusted and put a perfect finish on using the Cosmedent intraoral all ceramic polishers. Really easy and really fast. You need to check them out at  www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Brasseler medium micro diamond bur

Alan: Joule sous vide 

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_120.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On Facebook you see beautiful porcelain photographed biting into a vibrant red cherry with sparkly lips. Before pictures of destroyed dentitions followed by afters of the most amazing implant and restorative dentistry ever. Yes, it's gorgeous. But let's be honest, it doesn't help you become a better dentist. Returning guest Dr. Linc Harris decided to do something about that! Linc is a dentist that photographs his work and shares it online. His goal is to photgraph from start to finish and show it all. Even when there are complications! In order to do this, he started a Facebook group called RIPE: Restorative Implant Practice Excellence. He and 30,000 of his best friends show their work, from start to finish and help each other get better. Today, he talks about how get started with photography and how he started RIPE!

Episode 119's Brain Trust is extra special! Not only did we record it live, it features the one and only Dr. Cory Glenn sitting down with the incomparable Dr. Melissa Zetter. Jason and Alan were joined by these superstars to talk about dental implant treatment planning. Cory teaches for Blue Sky Bio Academy about implants, guided surgery and treatment planning and spent an entire weekend showing the crew how to use Blue Sky Bio Plan software. This powerful software lets you know where to place the implant predictably and even allows you to generate a printable surgical guide! You owe it to yourself to check out what Cory is doing. He's nothing short of amazing!

Some links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio home page

Blue Sky Bio patient education videos

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price!

Cosmecore is a dual cured bonded core material by Cosmedent that helps you create ideal preparations for crowns and onlays. But did you know it's also an ideal material to use as a "holding pattern" for those teeth that you aren't 100% sure about? I continue to find amazing uses for this material and I think you should check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Meshmixer software

Alan: Blue Sky Bio Plan (implant treatment planning software)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_119.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Josh Austin gets to try a lot of new stuff. Some of the stuff he tries, he keeps using. And that's what he's going to tell us about in episode 118. Josh is the co-host of the Accidental Geniuses podcast and he writes the "Pearls for Your Practice" column in Dental Economics! Here's some of the things he likes:

What would you do? That's what we ask in the Brain Trust segment in episode 118. Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Jason Luchetefeld, Dr. Will Wyatt and Dr. Rich Weber to play a game of "what would you do?" Here's how it works: Alan throws out a plausible situation that could happen in the dental office and the Brain Trust takes turns deciding how they might handle the situation. In episode 118 we talk patients with untreated hypertension, patients who slide through financial arrangements and a bunch of other fun stuff. Listeners, let us know if you liked this segment!

Some links from the show:

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

It's time to buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! The lineup is going to be amazing! All of your favorite dental podcasters in one place! Last week we released a Hackisode that featured Dr. Justin Moody of the "Implants, Dentists and Worms" podcast, Dr. Jon Rogers of "the Dental Guys Podcast," Dr. Bilal Saib of the "Passionate Dentist Podcast" and Jonathan VanHorn of the "Start Your Dental Practice" podcast.

Cosmedent is the premier manufacturer of tints and opaquers for modifying color in resin materials. They're simple to use and can make a huge difference in your composite and provisional esthetics! Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "October" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Cosmedent tints

Alan: Google Pixel smartphone

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_118.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Hackisode 9 features a round table recording featuring 5 of the presenters that will be featured in the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville, TN on January 27-28th! We feature Dr. Justin Moody from the "Dentists, Implants and Worms" podcast, Jonathan VanHorn from the "Start Your Dental Practice" podcast, Dr. Bilal Saib of "The Passionate Dentist" podcast and Dr. Jon Rogers of "the Dental Guys" podcast. We have some laughs as well as talk about how we started as well as what we see are the main problems facing dentistry as a profession. 

Go get your ticket to the Voices of Dentistry Summit! All your favorite dental podcasters in one place doing the thing they do best!

Direct download: Hackisode_9_VoD_round_table_1.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to try all those products you see on the exhibit floor and in dental magazines? Dr. Josh Austin is that guy! Not only is he co-host of the Accidental Geniuses podcast, he writes the "Pearls for Your Practice" column in Dental Economics! We talk to Josh about what it's like to review products, live by a deadline and why he fears the judgement of prosthodontists.

In the Brain Trust segment...we're trying something new! Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Jason Luchetefeld, Dr. Will Wyatt and Dr. Rich Weber to play a game of "what would you do?" Here's how it works: Alan throws out a plausible situation that could happen in the dental office and the Brain Trust takes turns deciding how they might handle the situation. In episode 117 we talk about tattooed employees, patients with spend down health savings accounts and more. It was pretty fun and if the listeners like it...we'll do it again!

Some links from the show:

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

If you didn't buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit, you missed your chance to save $200 with our early bird special! Prices have gone up! However, we're doing a "procrastinator's regret" coupon code which will save you  a bunch if you use it in the next week. Use coupon code "slacker" within the next week and you'll save a bundle!

Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "October" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

The Cosmedent CEE has two more classes in 2016 with seats still available! Dr. Jason Smithson doing "The ABCDE of approaching the Complex Case" (November 11-13) and Dr. Bob Margeas doing "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" (Dec 2-3)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Karafun

Alan: ContacEZ strips (blue and orange)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_117.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

What's the best way to pay your hygienists? It can be tough to balance productivity in the office with profitability in an office. That's where Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter come in. They talk about the system they've implemented in their offices that's a win for their bottom line, a win for patients and a big win for the hygienists themselves!

In episode 116 the Brain Trust continues discussing options for a dentist in a dead end associateship. This week we focus on options other than ownership. Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Richard Low of the Shared Practices Podcast give their input on some great options for a young dentist asking for help!

Some links from the show:

If you didn't buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit, you missed your chance to save $200 with our early bird special! Prices have gone up! However, we're doing a "procrastinator's regret" coupon code which will save you  a bunch if you use it in the next week. Use coupon code "slacker" within the next week and you'll save a bundle!

Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "October" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

Cosmedent Mirror Image: stop making temporaries...make protoypes!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Mavic drone

Alan: Dental Garage Sale

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_116.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Do you suffer from "busy but not productive?" Are there things that you're doing that kill your productivity that you don't even realize? In episode 115 the Dental Hacks feature Dr. Bob Margeas and returning guest Dr. Rob Ritter talking about this very thing! These guys are good friends and talk daily about the difference between being busy (barber shop dentistry) and being productive. Their suggestions are awesome and they aren't what you'd expect!

Today's Brain Trust is kind of special. Jason and Alan received an email from a listener who described a dead end associateship and wanted some advice. So...we called in the Brain Trust! Episode 115 features Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Richard Low of the the Shared Practices Podcast and Dr. Melissa Zettler breaking down this listener's situation and walking through some options.

If you ever wanted the Brain Trust to give some opinions about your situation, feel free to email us at: info@dentalhacks.com and we'll be sure to take a look at it!

Links from the show:

crown-or-not

How broken does this tooth need to be?

If you didn't buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit, you missed your chance to save $200 with our early bird special! Prices have gone up! However, we're doing a "procrastinator's regret" coupon code which will save you  a bunch if you use it in the next week. Use coupon code "slacker" within the next week and you'll save a bundle!

Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "Hacks" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

3M Tru Def Scanner

Trios Mono Scanner

Jason: How to Grow Your Membership Plan

Alan: Cosmedent's Mirror Image provisional material

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_115.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In today's Hackisode, Alan talks about his favorite thing to hate...antibiotic prophylaxis for joint replacements! The AAOS just released their new guidelines and I'm feeling very smug.

Some links from the show:

Sign up for the Voices of Dentistry! Today (Sept 30) is the last chance to take advantage of the early bird special! Use the coupon code "Hacks" at check out!

Al's blog post from 2012

The ADA's January 2015 guidelines

The AAOS's new guidelines on joint premedication

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Hackisode_VoD_and_premed_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

On Saturday, September 24th, the Dental Hacks made history! We recorded the very dental podcast at the Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference! Jason and Alan were joined on stage by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Tammy Bailey for a terrific Brain Trust and then we featured Dr. Chris Salierno in the "Dental Hacks Cringe-fest" where we discuss some of our more cringeworthy mistakes in our dental practices!

The Principles of Practice Management conference was an amazing success and we had a great time with the audience! We think you will too! We'd like to thank all the amazing folks at Dental Economics for having us and congratulations on bringing a new, amazing meeting into existence!

Some links from today's show: 

Cosmedent has some new all ceramic polishers and they are amazing!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

This is your last chance to save $200 on The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price (good only until October 1st!)

Until the end of September, go get yourself a 10% discount on Cosmecore, the official core material of the Dental Hacks podcast! (All podcasts have an official core material. That's a thing, right?)

Jason: Blue Sky Bio

Alan: Canva

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_LIVE.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

The Dental Hacks get email. Oh yes. We ask for it all the time and our listeners come through! So Jason and Alan have decided to set aside an episode to answer some email! We get into some pretty great questions from our amazing listeners!

Some links from today's show: 

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Go get yourself a 10% discount on Cosmecore, the official core material of the Dental Hacks podcast! (All podcasts have an official core material. That's a thing, right?)

Bioclear

GoDaddy

Hover.com

Salli saddle chairs

RGP saddle chairs

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Adobe Stock photos

Alan: Crescent dental chair cushions

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_114.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The mind behind "Dentists, Implants and Worms" makes his Dental Hacks debut with a conversation about how he uses CBCT and how someone who owns one can take scans for others and still avoid any liability. 

Direct download: Hackisode_7.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

If I asked you about the kind of people that your office serves, you'd be able to tell me right? But how do you know for sure? Maybe the population of your office isn't representative at all! Scott McDonald returns to help us understand how knowing the demographics in our area can help us with marketing, attracting the kind of patients that we want to see and even what procedures that we should be providing! Scott McDonald is a special kind of genius that you need to listen to. You can see what he does at Doctor Demographics and even subscribe to his podcast on iTunes!

The Brain Trust continues answering listener questions in episode 113! Dr. Matt Costa, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. Art Volker join Alan to talk all about cores. The discuss the pros and cons or margin elevation, immediate dentinal bonding and indirect pulp caps. There are some disagreements and contention in this Brain Trust along with a bunch of laughs!

Some links from the show:

Go get yourself some Renamel microfill from Cosmedent! It's the most polishable enamel replacement you'll ever use!

Tomorrow Tooth

Bio Emulation Group

Style Italiano

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Nice Guys

Alan: Instant Pot

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_113.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

How do you know which places are going to be great for a dental practice? Which places aren’t so hot? How much risk are you willing to take? Scott McDonald of Doctor Demographics is here to explain! In episode 112 Scott and Alan talk about the information you need to make a lot of important decisions about locating your practice. Most importantly, Scott dishes on some specific places that “suck hose water” and places that are booming! Be sure to check out Scott’s own podcast here!

In episode 112 we feature listener questions to the Brain Trust! Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, Dr. Arthur Volker, Dr. Matt Costa and Dr. Melissa Zettler come together to discuss contacts that open up over time, getting rid of paper charts as well as what are we going to do with the massive amounts of digital data that we can collect on our patients? Finally, we start to talk about the core restoration. Where, when and why!

Some links from the show:

Curve Cloud dental software

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Freakonomics Radio (podcast)

Alan: Evernote

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Trevor Maurer and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Alan to talk about Smile Source and what it does for dentists!

Direct download: Hackisode_6.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:42am EST

Dr. Rob Ritter is here to tell you that there is not a thing wrong with being a restorative dentist. Nothing agains the super dentist, but Rob makes a pretty compelling argument about profitability (especially if you use a digital workflow) and stomach lining for referring out "specialty procedures."

Some things we talked about:

  • restorative dentist vs. "super" dentist
  • student loans and their potential effect on treatment planning
  • digital photography for dummies
    • intraoral: f25, flash: +⅓
    • extraoral: f22, flash: +⅔
    • full face: f stop 8-9
  • using your smartphone to assist your digital workflow

Some links we talked about:

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_111.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this Hackisode Alan talks with Dr. Wes Mullins about diode lasers, intraoral scanners and doing the right thing even when the right thing is hard to do.

Ivoclar Odyssey 2.4g laser

3M Tru Def Scanner

 

Direct download: Hackisode_5_Wes_Mullins.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:06am EST

Why aren't you podcasting? Look, you don't have to be the next Adam Carolla to derive some serious benefits from creating audio and video content. DIY dentist Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins the Dental Hacks to talk about why he started creating content for his dental website and how easy it is to get started. If you're interested in hearing about a powerful DIY tool to crush SEO for your dental office you owe it to yourself to take notes on this one!

The Brain Trust returns to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of heroic dentistry. Is it ALWAYS a bad choice? How can you help patients know when they're making a choice that everyone is going to regret? Our panel includes endodontist Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Ayesha Zarahullah, Dr. Paul Amato and Dr. Will Wyatt. They'll make you laugh and make you think about your treatment plan decisions in the short term and long term!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Iesha (You're welcome)

I'm not a smart man

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Rustoleum Dry Erase Clear Coat

Alan: NSK electric slow speed handpiece

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_110.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Alan and Dr. Richard Low talk about the upcoming release of a new and innovative dental podcast. Be sure to look for it on iTunes and anywhere else podcasts are available and subscribe! The first episode is coming out next Monday, August 22!

The Shared Practices website

Get it on iTunes!

 

Direct download: Hackisode_Shared_Practices_mixdown.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

What happens when you pay a company to handle your office's web presence way too much money and they screw it up? You figure out how to do it yourself! Or at least you do if you're Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver. In episode 109 we introduce you to Shawn Van de Vyver, a dentist who understands marketing better than anyone you know and who has learned to harness all the amazing tools available online to create and manage leads as well as automate almost any process you can imagine. He's a unique individual and he let Alan sleep on his couch.

In today's Brain Trust we talk about "herodontics." Have you ever done something at a patient's request that you were pretty sure wasn't going to work? Do you ever find yourself treating a patient that you can just tell you should have sent on their way? The Brain Trust explores this bizarre tendency in some dentists (Alan is guilty, big time). Our Brain Trust features Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Will Wyatt, Dr. Ayesha Zaruhullah and Brain Trust noob Dr. Paul (the Italian Smith) Amato. You'll learn that 1) you aren't the only one with these regrets and 2) how to stop it!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Grosse Pointe Blank

The Wrecking Crew 

Love and Mercy

Divi Builder

Infusionsoft

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: CEDR Solutions

Alan: Start Your Dental Podcast (the podcast of Jonathan VanHorn)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_109.mp3
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Is preventing cavities as simple as changing diet? Is it all a lack of home care? In episode 108 we welcome back Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz to talk more about what dentists and dental teams can actually do to prevent dental caries!  Her background is unique...and so is she. She's probably the only dental hygienist/prosthodontist you know. Pamela owns Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA and is a column editor at www.dentistryiq.com as well! She is a featured lecturer on prevention and risk assessment in dentistry.

In the second half of our endodontics focused Brain Trust segment we talk complications, irrigation, obturation and all kinds of good stuff. We feature endodontist Dr. Rebekah Lucier-Pryles from episodes 99 and 100 to engage with general dentists Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. Craig Heins along with your trusty co-hosts. The journey we take helps us understand that endodontists are people, too.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

The original article on CAMBRA from the Journal of the California Dental Association

Cervitech Plus from Ivoclar Vivadent

Tri Plaque ID gel from GC

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Dentalpreneur Podcast (Jason was featured in last week's episode!)

Alan: The Podcast Engineering Show (probably next week's 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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_108.mp3
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Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz is not your run-of-the-mill prosthodontist. Nope. Not even close. She wanted to be a professional hockey player. But then decided on dental hygiene. After she became a hygienist, she found that she loved teeth so much that she wanted to go back to dental school! Her background is unique...and so is she. Pamela owns Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA and is a column editor at www.dentistryiq.com as well! She is a featured lecturer on prevention and risk assessment in dentistry. She's got a lot to say about some stuff that some dentists gloss over. Can we really assess patients risks in such a way that we can prevent tooth decay? She sets the record straight in episode 107 of the Dental Hacks!

In our Brain Trust segment we dive a little bit deeper on endodontics. We bring back endodontist Dr. Rebekah Lucier-Pryles from episodes 99 and 100 to engage with general dentists Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. Craig Heins (along with Jason and Alan) on all things endo. We talk hand filing, file choices and even get into some endodontic horror stories (hypochlorite accidents anyone?). If you liked our first trip into endo, you're going to love this!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

The original article on CAMBRA from the Journal of the California Dental Association

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz' risk assessment EHR document

One Endo file

Edge Endo

Safesider endo system

Brasseler ESX files

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anaxform Prosthetic Kit

Alan: Spotify Discover Weekly

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_107.mp3
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There are a bunch of dentists that work with their spouse in the dental office. Dr. Mike Melkers is one of them. There are significantly less dentists that use tractors on a regular basis. Again, Dr. Mike Melkers is one of them. Very few dentists have created a disc golf course at their home. Dr. Melkers is one those, too. It's called "Thumper's Hollow." In today's episode, we discuss all this stuff. More importantly, we discuss the things that dentists need to do outside the practice of dentistry to keep themselves sane. You'll learn a few things (what is a catio?) and have a few laughs, guaranteed.

Dr. Melkers returns to teaching this November in Waltham, MA teaching a course called "Occlusionists Now" with Dr. Lane Ochi! If you use the coupon code "HACKS" you'll receive a discount on your registration!

Oil pulling? Figs for healthy teeth? The Brain Trust returns to discuss the craziest things that patients have said to their dentist. Join Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. David Scardella, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Andy Hayes as they dig into inappropriate patient comments.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

Dr. Mike Melkers website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Revisionist History podcast (Malcolm Gladwell), Tim Ferriss podcast, Stranger Things on Netflix

Alan: Slither.io

Mike: My Mother, Your Mother

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_106.mp3
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In this special episode the Dental Hacks Brain Trust talks CBCT. Specifically, three of the members of the Brain Trust panel explain the features, specifications and decisions that they made in selecting their CBCT machine. This Brain Trust, along with four other "decision trees" will be featured in an insert in the July 2016 issue of Dental Economics. The Dental Hacks worked alongside Dental Economics to help explain some of the decisions that real, wet-fingered (ewwww) dentists make about equipment purchases. If you find this podcast and the insert in Dental Economics useful, please let us know at info@dentalhacks.com!

Direct download: Decisions_in_Dentistry__01.mp3
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How do you become better as a dentist? Is it as simple as taking a course? Or is there more to it. That's one of the topics we discuss with Dr. Mike Melkers in episode 105 of the Dental Hacks podcast. Mike is well versed in how we develop our understanding of new concepts. He's a teacher as well as a learner and he discusses the ups and downs of continuing to learn our craft. He also discusses the work he put in to become a master in the AGD this past weekend! Dr. Melkers returns to teaching this November in Waltham, MA teaching a course called "Occlusionists Now" with Dr. Lane Ochi! If you use the coupon code "HACKS" you'll receive a discount on your registration!

In the Brain Trust things get a little lighter when we open with the question: what's the craziest thing a patient has done in your dental chair. Alan is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Andy Hayes, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. David Scardella to tell stories that get very inappropriate very quickly.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

Dr. Mike Melkers website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Inside Job

Alan: The Big Short (on Netflix!)

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_105.mp3
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Dental Hacks listeners have let us know that they like our "Go Hack Yourself" segment where we talk about the "hacks" in our life. Products, instruments, books podcasts or anything else that makes our life easier and better. So when someone suggested a whole episode of "Go Hack Yourself" items we jumped on it! Alan joins Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Brook Blicher, Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. James Heaton as they suggest all kinds of VERY cool "Go Hack Yourself" suggestions! Here's what they talked about:

This was an amazing Brain Trust! I hope you guys loved it and if you did...email us and let us know. Maybe we'll make this a regular thing!

Adding insult to injury, Jason and Alan did their regular "Go Hack Yourself" segment on top of the Brain Trust goodness!

Jason: Adobe Spark

Alan: Ultradent's Astringident X

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_104.mp3
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Dr. Chris Phelps spends most of episode 103 delivering actionable marketing content. Whether it's gift cards for nearby restaurants, wine and cheese parties or car washes he's giving you ideas for TONS of campaigns that you can use to drive new patient flow. He's also the originator of CallTrackerROI, an ingenious service that allows you to track how effective your marketing is. He's also one of the foremost experts on the science of influence. He's even studied directly under Dr. Robert Cialdini PhD, who is essentially the jedi master of influence marketing. All this gives Chris a very interesting and fascinating outlook on why some marketing works and some marketing doesn't. If you loved the actionable items that Chris shared in episode 103 then you're probably going to want to hear more. Here's how you can:

Ethical page 1Ethical page 2New patients page 1New Patients page 2

 

Episode 103's Brain Trust features Dr. Mike Keller, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Melissa Zettler. We continue our discussion of geriatric dentistry. How can you know if your patient is competent to give consent for treatment? How do you handle people whose mouths are falling apart because they can not or will not take care of themselves? You'll also hear Dawn take Alan to task for "bending over backwards" for those patients that won't allow you to tip them back far enough to work on them. It's podcasting gold, I tell you!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Medical School for Everyone on Audible

Alan: The More Perfect Union podcast

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: DHP_103.mp3
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Jason and Alan spend a little time talking about vacations, some internet marketing and some stats about the podcast and its audience! 

Some links from the show:

Facebook Canvas: https://canvas.facebook.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: The_Dental_Hacks_Celebrate_their_Independence_01.mp3
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Jason LOVES real estate talk. Al is kind of meh. But every dentist eventually runs into some of these concerns.

Direct download: Hackisode_3.mp3
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Dr. Chris Phelps is a marketer. It's in his blood. Spend any time with him at all and you'll see that he just can't turn it off. He's the originator of CallTrackerROI, an ingenious service that allows you to track how effective your marketing is. He's also one of the foremost experts on the science of influence. He's even studied directly under Dr. Robert Cialdini PhD, who is essentially the jedi master of influence marketing. All this gives Chris a very interesting and fascinating outlook on why some marketing works and some marketing doesn't. You're going to find Chris fascinating, and you're probably going to want to hear more. Here's how you can:

Ethical page 1Ethical page 2New patients page 1New Patients page 2

 

In the Brain Trust we feature Dr. Mike Keller, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Melissa Zettler as we talk and/or commiserate about treating the geriatric population. What challenges are we seeing with patients as they age? How do some patients age differently than others? Can all patients give consent for dental treatment? This is an important yet entertaining discussion that should not be missed!

Some links from the show:

Dentiva lozenges for dry mouth

Arctic Grape Ice Cubes gum

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Nextdoor

Alan: More Perfect podcast

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_102.mp3
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Dr. Mike DiTolla makes a triumphant return to the Dental Hacks podcast in episode 101! Our first return interview gets his very own episode and we talk about a bunch of amazing stuff! For instance:

  • How is being bought by Dentsply like marrying a wealthy woman?
  • How the merger of Dentsply and Sirona spawned what could be the most epic dental meeting of all time: Siroworld 2016!
  • Why it's best if you don't have to be brilliant every time you come to the office and what Mike wants to do to make life more consistent
  • How do temporaries make everyone's life a little harder?
  • How do they choose speakers and performers for Siroworld?
  • What was it like to be a guest on the Adam Carolla show?
  • Should you feel bad if you aren't doing a bunch of onlays?
  • What is a vertiprep and can zirconia tolerate a feather edge?

Be sure to check out Mike's podcast, the Accidental Geniuses, with his partner-in-crime Dr. Josh Austin, too!

Some links from the show:

Dr. Mike DiTolla on the Adam Carolla Show

My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast

Sawbones podcast

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Endo CE by Dr. Cliff Ruddle (DVD's as well as web content)

Alan: Roost laptop stand

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_101.mp3
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Jason and Alan talk about class II's from start to finish!

Some links from the show:

sectional matrix rings:

Palodent

Triodent V3 rings

Bioclear Twin Ring

Garrison Dental Composi-Tight 3D XR

matrices:

Triodent super curve

Palodent

wedges:

Triodent Wave Wedge

Bioclear Diamond Wedge

New Garrison Composi Tight 3D Fusion wedge

instruments:

LM Arte Condensa

Microbrush

Bioclear Tru Contact saws

bonding agents:

3M Universal

Optibond FL

Ultradent Peak Universal

other:

Kerr Occlusal Wax

 

Direct download: Hackisode_2_class_II_composites.mp3
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How can you improve outcomes in your endodontics? How do you know if your specialists are doing a good job for you? Our second interview with Dr. Rebekah Pryles and Dr. Brooke Blicher is a deep dive in some of the procedural nuances that endodontists are using daily to get great outcomes. Should you be using hand files more? Are you irrigating long enough? What sealers are they using? You'll here it all from a couple of very approachable specialists. Be sure to check out their recently released book: Endodontics Review: A Study Guide. I bought it...it looks like a textbook but reads like one of those "for dummies" books. I love how easy it is to navigate to what you want and it's written to be engaging, not boring!

The Brain Trust expands upon more interesting dental business models. We spend a hilarious half hour with Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Brent Young talking about "emergency only" clinics, "walk in" hygiene clinics and a whole new beast that allows dentists to bid for the the kind of patients they want in their office! It's very entertaining and will actually get you thinking! (Brain Trust starts at: 42:35)

Some links from the show:

Sonendo

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Coleman Quick Pump

Alan: Bioclear Diamond Wedges

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_100.mp3
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In our very first Hackisode, Jason and Alan talk about where they learned implant placement and restoration and what they might have done differently.

Questions or comments? Email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Direct download: Hackisode_1.mp3
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Almost 100 episodes in and the Dental Hacks haven't done much of a deep dive into endo...until now! Dr. Brooke Blicher and Dr. Rebekah Pryles are endodontists that work together in White River Junction, Vermont. Not only that...they're authors of a recently released endodontics text that you should take a look at: Endodontics Review: A Study Guide. Although they wrote it for those attempting to be board certified in endodontics we think it's pretty appropriate for anyone interested in taking a look at evidence based root canal treatment! The Hacks start this two part interview by discussing endodontic education as well as diagnosis and treatment planning.

The Brain Trust welcomes back Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Melissa Zettler to take a hilarious look at alternative business models in dentistry. Have you ever thought about bringing specialists into your office? Will specialists stop having brick and mortar offices any more? How about "emergency only" clinics? They Brain Trust hashes out some interesting and entertaining topics in episode 99.

Some links from the show:

Flea Market Montgomery

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Audible Channels

Alan: GC New Metal Strips (fine) 

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_99.mp3
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Communication in dentistry can make all the difference between successful treatment and compromise. In episode 98 of the Dental Hacks podcast we continue talking with oral surgeon and podcaster Dr. Russell Kirk about how dentists and specialists can increase communication in an effort to deliver better and more consistent care. Specialists have to deal with so many different styles of communication from dentist to dentist. Some old school dentists are strictly referral pad guys while technically savvy dentists can send digital images and instant messages. You'll hear what makes a specialist happiest from their referrals and how you can get on your specialists' "nice" list! Be sure to check out Russell's podcast, "the Business of Dentistry" on iTunes and his website!

"I'll just leave this here..."
"I'll just leave this here..."

In the Brain Trust we continue talking about surgical complications in the dental office. Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and Dr. Russell Kirk tell war stories of their experiences and the experiences of some of their "friends." Have you ever seen a wound in the floor of the mouth gape like the belly of a creature in the "Empire Strikes Back?" This is probably the funniest Brain Trust we've heard in a long time...you're going to love it!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

Alan: Startup podcast

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_98.mp3
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Dr. Russell Kirk is an oral surgeon from Lebanon, TN. He's also a podcaster. His podcast, "The Business of Dentistry," focuses on helping dentists take a practical look at running their small business. Jason and Alan had the pleasure of meeting Russell in person during their recent trip to Nashville. They sat down to talk with Russell about how oral surgeons are trained, his experience as a dentist in the military and how student debt is affecting the choices that new dentists are making during school and after graduation.

We also feature Dr. Kirk in our Brain Trust segment. He joins Jason, Alan, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Brain Trust newcomer Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver to talk about surgical complications in dentistry. We recently had a listener email to ask us to talk about our experiences with paresthesia because she was having troubles with it and she wanted to hear what some other dentists had experienced. We think this will help a lot!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: TSA Precheck 

Alan: Pocket app

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_97.mp3
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Jason and Alan review day one of the amazing Practice on Fire Meeting!

Direct download: Practice_on_Fire_Live_day_1_wrap_up.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

You might be surprised how hard it is to prevent embezzlement in the dental office! As David Harris of Prosperident explains, the conventional solutions that everyone thinks of often don't do the trick. Individual log ins to practice management software are great, but easy to get around. Cameras and keyloggers are fine as long as you know when to look! So what's the real tip off? Behavior. David and the Dental Hacks dig into what kinds of behavior you might look for that could give away an embezzling employee. Plus, David is offering Prosperident's embezzlement risk assessment for free if you use the code: "dentalhacks."

The Brain Trust gets serious about charting in episode 96. That sounds boring but I promise you it's not! What kind of templates are available? What kind of red flags should you look for with regard to patients you might want to chart in more detail? How do you avoid getting "landed on?" All questions that Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Richard Low consider in detail!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Williams Dental Lab

Alan: Simply CE and the Business of Dentistry Podcast

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_96.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Embezzlement is a problem in dentistry. David Harris of Prosperident isjoins the Dental Hacks in episode 95 to tell us just how big aproblem it is. David thinks that dentists are particularlysusceptible because we're an altruistic bunch that isn't very goodat weeding out the criminal element when we hire. His solution:you've got to think like a criminal. Every dentist needs to hearhis message and the Dental Hacks deliver in a powerful andentertaining way. Plus, David is offering Prosperident's embezzlement risk assessment for freeif you use the code: "dentalhacks."

The Brain Trust takes on a different difficulty that dentistsface. Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Richard Lowjoin Alan to talk about charting. How much of charting is done toCYA? Are some people more likely to get in trouble for chartingthan others? The Brain Trust's take on a dry subject is at timeshilarious and always powerful. Also, if you have suggestions aboutthorough charting tips, we want to hear them! (Brain Trust startsat 47:40)

Show links:

AlienMilling Technologies

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: USDI Ortho seminars

Alan: Triodent Supercurve matrices

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

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out ourPatreon page! Although the show will alwaysremain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access tospecial bonus content including (at least) one extra podcastepisode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swagstore where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and allsorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of theHacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_95.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Can a "non-insurance" practice be insurance friendly? Can a practice that takes many insurance still be free from their constraints? 

In this special episode of the Dental Hacks podcast we feature a "debate" between Gary Takacs and Dr. Tarun Agarwal. We think you'll find the conversation enlightening no matter how much or how little insurance your practice takes!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_94.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Should your web guy be in jail? Are they charging you way too much for way too little? In our second round with Jeff Gladnick, CEO of Great Dental Websites we take a look at some of the crap that goes on with some dental web designers. Jeff answers a few other questions for us:

  • who should be creating content for your website?
  • how much is too much to be paying for monthly web hosting and updating?
  • who owns your website content?
  • how do you reach that perfect level where the jokes are all landing?

In the Brain Trust we continue our conversation with our "all associate" Brain Trust members: Dr. Sara Fam, Dr. John Syrbu, Dr. Ayesha Zahurullah and Dr. James Raymond. They tell us how they found the associateships that they're in now and give some really good insight to "poor pathetic dental students" that may be weighing their options for graduation. (Brain Trust starts at 44min, 40 seconds)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Rich Dad, Poor Dad Tax Free Wealth, bonus: Dr. Pimple Popper Youtube channel (Jason is addicted)

Alan: CJ Optik Flexion Microscopes

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_94.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Marketing your dental practice starts with a website. Your presence on the internet is as necessary as the Yellow Pages was decades ago. So how do you know what makes a great dental website? You ask Jeff Gladnick, CEO of Great Dental Websites! In episode 93 the Dental Hacks learn a little bit about how Jeff got into creating website for dentists (he's got a family full of them) and how Great Dental Websites differs from other dental website companies. We also talk about the long tradition of sketchy dudes creating crappy websites for dentists and charging way too much for them and how a dentist can avoid these pitfalls!

In the Brain Trust we have a conversation with dentists that are currently in associateships. We talk with Dr. John Syrbu, Dr. Sarah Fam, Dr. James Raymond and Dr. Ayesha Zahurullah about their current associateship as well as a few past associateships that didn't work out so well. They give some valuable thoughts on what makes a great owner doctor and what makes one that you just can't work with.

 Interview starts at: 8:47, Brain Trust starts at: 44:38 (for Zachary, :-))

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Apple iPad Pro

Alan: Your Dental Success podcast

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_93.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In episode 92 we continue our interview with the amazing Lois Banta. As consultants go, she is top notch! We had comments from listeners to the last episode that said Lois wrecked their workout because they had to stop and take notes! In today's episode we ask Lois what are some of the "easy" changes a dentist can implement that will make a big difference immediately. As expected, she really comes through! Get your notepad and get ready to soak it all in!

We continue our Brain Trust with three of the speakers at the upcoming "Practice on Fire Live" conference coming up in Nashville, TN on May 13-14. We hear from Dr. Cory Glenn about his recent medical diagnosis, Dr. David Maloley on how challenges in your life can make you stronger and from Dr. Graham Dersley talking about his amazing research on lean principles in dentistry. Don't miss this conference! Jason and Alan are going to be there!

Some links from the show:

The Prism Podcast episode with Alan

The Dentalpreneur Podcast episode with Alan

Relentless Dentist podcast episode featuring Dr. Graham Dersley on lean principles

Cory Glenn on the Dental Hacks: episode 1 and episode 2

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Alan: The Federalist Radio Hour podcast

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_92.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Ah, the schedule. The dentist's best friend or worst nightmare. Today's guest on the Dental Hacks podcast is Lois Banta, a consultant and speaker who gives a ton of ideas of how to whip your schedule into shape! Some of the highlights include:

  • who you should and shouldn't "pre-appoint" for 6 month recalls (hint: it's not everyone!)
  • how do you change the person's mind about cancelling an appointment?
  • how to create "the most reliable patient in the practice"
  • how do you know you've got the right consultant in your office?

Lois is awesome. You'll be hanging on her every word and she's going to give you ideas on how to fix that schedule!

You've probably heard of Practice on Fire Live. You know, the two day seminar on May 13-14 featuring a bunch of great speakers talking about a wide variety of topics from clinical excellence to how to run your business better. Today's Brain Trust features three of the masterminds behind this incredible seminar: Dr. Graham Dersley, Dr. David Maloley (aka: the Relentless Dentist) and Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Cory Glenn! One warning, though. If you listen to this...you're going to want to go!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Triad Gel

Alan: Sodastream Source

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_91.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Composite resin is hands down the most versatile dental restorative material. But are you using it to it's potential? Dr. Buddy Mopper thinks that we aren't! Dr. Mopper is one of the founders of Cosmedent and he's got a few things he wants to tell you. First, where's the microfill? What happened to this material and why don't dentists use it much any more? In episode 90 Buddy give a primer on the types of composites and how we can use them better. He also goes "inside baseball" about how dental products are developed and how Cosmedent brings new stuff to the market.

The Brain Trust features Dr. Jason Smithson and Dr Buddy Mopper talking about some of the ways they differ in technique. You'll hear to of the biggest names in composite continuing education describe the pros and cons of their techniques and why they do things the way they do. Things get a little exciting when they answer a listener question about composites in compules vs. syringes. "Put that in your pipe and smoke it!"

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Kerr occlusal indicator wax

Alan: Almore shimstock

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_90.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

It's not very often that you get to speak to a living legend. A few weeks ago, Alan had that chance. Dr. Buddy Mopper is a spectacularly talented cosmetic dentist, educator and founder of Cosmedent. In our interview with Buddy we talk to someone who's been practicing dentistry since before cosmetic solutions were readily available to restore teeth. Buddy talks about life before composite and why he thinks composite is still the most versatile material for restoring teeth!

The only thing better than an interview with Dr. Buddy Mopper is a Brain Trust segment including Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Jason Smithson! These two giants of cosmetic dentistry start a discussion about composite and techniques that ranges from serious to silly. Some things they completely agree on and somethings they beg to differ! This is a very special Brain Trust segment not to be missed!

Some links from the show:

Cosmedent instruments

Eataly Chicago

RPM Steak Chicago

The Slurping Turtle Chicago

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: homedecorators.com

Alan: Dentists, Implants and Worms podcast 

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_89.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Something unnatural happened during the 2016 Chicago Midwinter meeting. A pair of dental podcasts ran smack into each other. The unstoppable force that is the Dental Hacks podcast ran straight into the immovable object called the Accidental Geniuses podcast. The result: dental podcasting will never be the same!

Join Jason and Alan as they sit down face to face with Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Joshua Austin of the Accidental Geniuses podcast to talk about horse mating, dental meetings, same day zirconia restorations and nachos at Blackhawks hockey games.

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_88_copy.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Erin Elliott is a general dentist in Post Falls, Idaho. She has incorporated the treatment of sleep apnea into her practice in a big way, and she's here to tell you how you can do it, too! In episode 87 we get down to the nitty gritty.

  • How does she find patients?
  • How are they diagnosed?
  • What kinds of treatment does she recommend?
  • How does she bill the patient's medical insurance?

Erin sleeping 1Erin sleeping 2tbonesleepsErin is teaming up with Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Tarun Agarwal to do a powerhouse 2 day course on treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea in your office. The course is at Tarun's amazing teaching center in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 1-2, 2016. For more information and an invitation to an exclusive webinar by these amazing clinicians you should text "sleep1" to 44222.

In our Brain Trust we continue our conversation with the amazing hygienists of the "Tale of Two Hygienists with Michelle and Andrew," Michelle Strange and Andrew Johnston. We dig into Michelle's teaching background, Andrew's restorative background and then take a good hard look at midlevel providers: the good, the bad and the ugly. Make sure to take a listen to their podcast, too. They provide a bunch of relevant information from the viewpoint of the most misunderstood dental team member! (I recommend episode 7 which features the "guygienist round table")

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: "Steal the Show" by Michael Port 

Alan: Microcopy very fine finishing diamonds

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_87.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

If you aren't sure where sleep dentistry fits into your practice, Dr. Erin Elliott can help! A few years back Erin added OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) treatment to her practice and began changing lives. She's very enthusiastic about it and can help you decide how you might incorporate this important new treatment into your practice! She'll be teaching a two day workshop on dental sleep medicine with Dr. Tarun Agarwal in Raleigh, NC on April 1-2, 2016. For more information you can check out the website or text "sleep1" to 44222!

The Dental Hacks podcast has never featured dental hygiene on the show before, but in episode 86...that all changes! We interviewed Andrew Johnston and Michelle Strange of "A Tale of two Hygienists with Michelle and Andrew." These two hygienists have had a myriad of experiences including working in public health clinics, being a periodontal surgery assistant, teaching and even as a sales rep for Tepe! They're fun and funny and bring a much needed perspective to the most misunderstood of dental team positions!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Optibond FL

Alan: Gumchucks

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_86.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:12am EST

In this special episode we highlight some of the cool stuff the Dental Hacks saw at the Chicago Midwinter exhibit floor! 

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Chicago_2016_highlights.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Yelling down the hall is very 80's. Walkie-talkies...late 90's into the "early oughts." It's time to bring your intra office communications into the "twenty-teens!" Hardware options from Apple watches to tablets to the computer in every operatory makes the old technlogies seem obsolete. We talk with the leader in intra-office communications about the software he invented to make every office run more smoothly: OperaDDS. We get inside the brain of a dentist/software designer who put this technology together to improve the patient experience in his office and now it's available to everyone! Go check out OperaDDS and get special pricing using coupon code "Hacks." I know...very original.

The Brain Trust spends a little time talking about the advantages of being a member of Smile Source. Then the Brain Trust switches gear. Dr. Melissa Zettler tells us a little bit about a Google review that took her by surprise and what can you do for a bad/unfair Google review. (Answer: not much at all). Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Mike Keller round out this panel with Jason and Alan that will have you laughing and checking your reviews!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Artec Eva 3D scanner

Alan: Arctic Grape Ice Cubes gum

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_85.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST


HIPAA. It's meant to protect our patients' confidential information. But the application of this regulation can make you crazy. What do we need to do? Are you doing it right? Enter Dr Bryan Laskin. He's a successful Minnesota dentist and software developer who wondered "can't we make this easier?" Bryan helps explain what dental offices should be doing to follow the regulation. Then we move to intra office communication, and this is where Bryan's amazing creation, "OperaDDS" can help. He tells us how and why he developed the software and why it could help you deliver efficient and exceptional care for your patients. If OperaDDS is something you think would work for you, be sure to use promo code: "HACKS" to let them know that your heard it from us!

Our Brain Trust segment features Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Lance Timmerman, two members of an interesting group called "Smile Source." What is Smile Source? Part buying club, part study club and part personal insurance fee negotiator, this group brings a lot of the advantages of DSOs to independent dentists. Dr. Mike Keller join Alan and Jason in finding out whether Smile Source is right for their practices.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Spear Center online education

Alan: Bioclear HeatSync composite heater

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_84.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:14am EST

Episode 83 continues our discussion with Dr. David Clark. David has spent a career trying to teach dentists to look at composite restorations differently. His minimally invasive concepts have been published all over the place and his Bioclear matrix system is helping dentists remove less healthy tooth structure and giving options besides full preparation for crowns. In this episode Dr. Clark discusses:

  • What advantages does heating composite give us?
  • Does heating composite damage it?
  • Why injection mold instead of layering?
  • What happens if you don't remove biofilm before bonding?

Also helping us with our interview is Dental Hacks regular Dr. Arthur Volker who is also an instructor with Bioclear.

In our Brain Trust segment we continue our discussion about crown and onlay preparation.  Dr. Arthur Volker, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Brain Trust virgin Dr. Will Wyatt dig in to their individual processes and armamentarium to deliver some really good stuff. Some of the products discussed:

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_83.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Dr. David Clark is a pioneer of sorts. He started using a dental operating microscope long before they were "a thing" for restorative dentists. Once he started routinely using a microscope, he realized that how we handled composite resin needed improvement. So he set about to change the way dentistry understands and uses composite resin. In the first half of our fascinating talk with Dr. Clark we talk about:

Also helping us with our interview is Dental Hacks regular Dr. Arthur Volker who is also an instructor with Bioclear.

In our Brain Trust segment we take an entertaining look at the onlay vs. crown debate. Dr. Arthur Volker, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Brain Trust newbie Dr. Will Wyatt discuss the how and why of tooth preparation and materials selection. You'll hear about:

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Autodesk 123D app

Alan: Dentotemp from Itena

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_82.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This special episode features an entertaining and informative "all Brain Trust" look at dental support organizations (DSOs) and how they're affecting dentists in the real world.

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tarun Agarwal and Heartland dentist Dr. Tammy Bailey to talk candidly about DSOs and their effects on the dental marketplace! You'll hear:

  • Tbone's theory on who should sell a practice to a DSO and who shouldn't
  • Tammy talks about life as a Heartland dentist 
  • Frank explains market segmentation in his own special way
  • Jason and Alan marvel at the fact that we get these cool people to continue to come on the podcast

Links from the show:

Heartland Dental

Smile Source

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: DHP_ep_81.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Our guest for episode 81 needs no introduction. Dr. Rick Workman of Heartland Dental practically invented large group practices, and today you're going to hear how! We start with Rick's humble beginnings on the farm and move all the way to today's modern DSO practices, and I think you'll find the story pretty fascinating! Along the way you'll hear:

  • What is a "Dental Support Organization" or DSO?
  • What do DSOs do and what don't they do?
  • Is a DSO practice right for you?
  • How have DSOs changed the practice of dentistry and what will they look like in the future?

Join guest interviewer (and Brain Trust favorite) Dr. Tammy Bailey and Alan as we talk with Rick Workman about how group practice is done today!

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_81.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In today's special episode we have the one and only Dr. Tarun Agarwal again! Jason and Alan get Tbone for the whole hour and cover a ton of really great topics. You'll hear about:

  • Multi practice ownership
  • DSOs: good, bad or ugly?
  • How to handle family life in a one doctor and two doctor family
  • Should dentists necessarily be entrepreneurs?
  • Why dentists should stop doing fillings and crowns!
  • Sleep apnea
  • Medical billing

This is a power packed episode that you should not miss!

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Tbone_says_stop_doing_fillings_and_crowns.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:07am EST

Most dentists dream of a practice where they are in the back doing clinical dentistry and their office runs like a finely tuned machine without their input. That's where our guest, Sandy Pardue, comes in. Whether it's rescuing appointments from cancellations, avoiding embezzlement or helping the front office run more smoothly, Sandy and her business Classic Practice Resources can help. We had Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dental Hacks favorite and Classic Practice client to help with our interview. We think you'll find it valuable!

The Brain Trust follows up with more dental emergency goodness! Who was that guy that used his knee on someone's chest to take a tooth out? Why has almost every patient heard that story? What are the keys to scheduling emergencies in a way that doesn't mess with your mojo?

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason's 3D printer

The Compopen from Ronvig

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_80.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In episode 79 we speak with Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources. Sandy helps dental practices create and monitor systems throughout the office but she's also passionate about keeping dentists out of trouble with embezzlement! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Jason and Alan in an entertaining and informative discussion of what dentists can do to foil those that would steal from them!

In the Brain Trust segment Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tiffany Lee and Dr. Mike Keller to talk about dental emergencies. We talk about the basics...most common, what the appointment is like and all that. Then, we start talking about our best dental emergency stories. And it gets really good!

Sandy's checklist to safeguard your practice!

Go Hack Yourself:

Ikea Alex drawer unit on casters (retails for $119, Alan quoted the "non-caster" unit at $60)

Belmont "swing-mounted" delivery system

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_79.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:55am EST

Jason and Alan met at a course that Dr. Jason Smithson was giving in Chicago in 2013. They always knew that they'd like to have him on the podcast because he's an amazing dentist and a very good teacher. What they didn't realize is what a good story teller he is!

In episode 78 of the Dental Hacks podcast we give Jason a chance to tell his story from quiet and mild-mannered restorative wunderkind to international lecturer. If you've been on Facebook or DentalTown, you've probably seen the hyper-realistic composite dentistry that Jason has been posting since the early 2000's. Now you get to hear from him how he started doing it, how he got noticed and how you can up your composite dentistry game!

Links mentioned in the show:

Cosmedent and the CEE (courses offered by Jason)

Velopex water abrasion unit (if you have interest do yourself a favor and friend Keith Morgan of Velopex on Facebook. Or email him. He's really helpful and can give you details of the impending roll out of their new air/water abrasion unit, the Aquacare)

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: DHP_ep_78.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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