The Dental Hacks Podcast

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
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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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