The Dental Hacks Podcast

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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