The Dental Hacks Podcast

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 EDT


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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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