The Dental Hacks Podcast

Episode 138 features Dr. Jonathan Abenaim shaking up the status quo about digital dentistry and a Brain Trust on social media for 2017.

What is digital dentistry? Dr. Jonathan Abenaim has some thoughts about this. And they might surprise you! Dr. Abenaim is a dentist who has learned all the major digital dentistry systems, prints and mills most everything in his office and basically has this stuff figured out. Look, you know he's controversial when he calls the CEREC (which he uses on a daily basis) the "Easy Bake Oven" of dentistry. Jonathan runs Smile Syllabus which teaches dentists how to incorporate digital technologies into their day to day workflow.

Our Brain Trust features the return of Dr. Ryan McCall along with regulars Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton as we discuss how we're using social media in our practices in 2017! Websites, reviews, Facebook...we talk about all of it.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3400 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.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! This September, past guest (and upcoming guest!) Dr. Jason Smithson will be giving a course entitled "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion." That's right...Dr. Jason Smithson is going to cover ceramics at Cosmedent! The course is 3 days at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on September 22-24th. For more information check out www.dentalhacks.com/JasonSmithson2017.

Zirc has created an amazing new product to keep your mirrors from fogging. It's called "Mirror Magic" and it's something than anyone who uses a mouth mirror should try! Use coupon code "HACKS03" to receive 15% off any Mirror Magic products! www.dentalhacks.com/mirrormagic

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: S Town podcast

Alan: G. Hartzell 2" cone socket mirror and Orascoptic XV1 loupes

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_138.mp3
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Episode 137 features a live round table of Dr. Mike DiTolla, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Josh Austin, Dr.Chris Farrugia and James Kwasniewski joining Alan for a live round table!

Funny dentists. Two words that don't normally go together. Until now. 

Episode 137 features a live round table of funny dentists. Dr. Mike DiTolla brought together a brain trust of dentists to help him work out material for the upcoming Dentsply/Sirona World in Las Vegas (September 13-16, 2017). You'll find it particularly interesting that the group was kicked out of our first podcasting location by the security guards at the Marriott in downtown Charlotte, NC...and we caught it on the recorder!

We talk about our own speaking styles, Gilbert Gottfried and the funniest dentists presenting today as well as what Mike's planning for the upcoming DS World! Please note...this has some adult content in it...maybe not appropriate if your kids are in the car!

Some links from the show:

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Dentsply Sirona World

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The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3100 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.

The Cosmedent CASI instrument has become bigger than life in Alan's armamentarium. This instrument was designed to go hand in hand with Renamel Microfill composite and it gives some remarkable results! Check them both out at www.dentalhacks.com/CASI and www.dentalhacks.com/microfill.

We'd like to welcome Zirc Dental Products to the show! They have some innovative and awesome products and we're going to be talking about it in the coming months. Please go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zirc.

 Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: Samsung Chromebook Plus

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_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Episode 136 features the second half of our interview with Premier Dental CEO Julie Charlestein and a Brain Trust featuring Sue Robinson on leadership and running your dental office.

Have you ever wondered how a dental company thinks about branding? What the CEO of your favorite dental manufacturer does on a day to day basis? Julie Charlestein of Premier Dental talks about what Premier is doing to help dentists to recognize their brands (new logo anyone?). It's interesting to hear what's going with the companies that provide the products we use every day!

Leadership. Dentists and owners need to understand it, but it's not intuitive. The Brain Trust is back talking with Sue Robinson of Practice with Honor. Jason, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Rich Rosenblatt are all clients of Sue and the talk about what Sue has done for them. Helping manage your team, helping understand how to be self aware and how you communicate are all things that dentists don't realize are important skills! Not only that, Sue can help clean up old insurance claims and even help manage your front desk from behind the scenes! If you have questions about running your practice, you should check Sue out! If you use the coupon code "Dental Hacks" Sue will give you a 5% discount on her services!

Some links from the show:

Jason is taking Dr. Justin Moody's "Implant Pathway." You need to check it out!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2700 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.

CPRWhat do you do for that patient that is slowly but surely grinding their teeth to dust? CPR, that's what you do! Check out this upcoming course featuring Dr. Dennis Hartlieb entitled "CPR for the Worn Dentition!" March 23-25 in Chicago at the incomparable Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence!

We'd like to welcome Zirc Dental Products to the show! They have some innovative and awesome products and we're going to be talking about it in the coming months. Please go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zirc.

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Boomerang for Instagram

Alan: Life and 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_136.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this Hackisode we feature Mike Pedersen of www.thedentalboost.com and Dr. Lance Timmerman as we talk about search engine optimization, Google updates and using video on your webpage. Be sure to check out Mike's podcast, "Your Dental Success" and Lance's podcast "Totally Oral" today!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

Jason describes the current model of dentistry as "you go to school, then you work yourself down to a nub and then you die." What if you did it a different way? What if you tried an "Airbnb" style model for dentistry? Drs. Davina and Galen Detrik did just that! Today's episode features a full length live interview with Galen and Davina about being a millennial dentist, new business models and their amazing course, called the Thrive Experience Masterclass. If you're interested in delivering quality smile makeovers at a great profit margin, you should check out the course! It's 100% online with tons of face time with Davina and Galen! We think you're going to love this interview and we think Galen and Davina are changing the way dentistry is done!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2600 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.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! Check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence for the best continuing education for composite techniques anywhere!

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_135.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Premier Dental has been making quality products for dentistry for a long time. 104 years to be exact. Even more amazing is the fact that it has been family owned for all that time! Our guest for episode 134 is Julie Charlestein, a 4th generation CEO of Premier Dental products. She tells Alan and Jason the story about Premier's founding and it's 104 years of making high quality and innovative products for the dental office. Furthermore, we talk about the long tradition of "family businesses" in dentistry...on both the manufacturing side and the clinical side!

Our Brain Trust segment features Sue Robinson of Practice with Honor. Brain Trust regulars Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski join Jason and Alan to hear about how Sue and her company help dentists with leadership, managing teams, having an amazing front office and even dealing with insurance companies! Both Rich and Dawn are clients of Sue and they help explain how this kind of coaching can really help in the dental office. 

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2300 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.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! Check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence for the best continuing education for composite techniques anywhere! 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: OralDNA Labs

Alan: Garrison Double cord packer

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_134.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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