The Dental Hacks Podcast


"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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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