The Dental Hacks Podcast

Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with "bestselling author" Dr. Craig Spodak! He's also co-host of The Bulletproof Dental Practice podcast and a very successful practice owner in Del Ray Beach (not Miami), Florida! We talk with Craig about:

  • creating a practice that incorporates the good stuff of dental school (working with colleagues, collaboration) without the hazing
  • Leadership
  • How a GP does huge numbers on two clinical days per week
  • Craig's new book: "The Bulletproof Practice" and their upcoming "Bulletproof Summit" on October 12-13 in Atlanta!
  • Mom jokes

Craig is a blast. He's smart and super funny and we loved seeing him at Dentsply Sirona World 2018!

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Some people find Itena's Dentotemp to be a little too much hold. Maybe you've got a super retentive prep or splinted temps. Or maybe you know that your provisional won't be there for very long and you don't want to struggle to remove it. Don't worry...Itena's got you covered! Provitemp is Dentotemp's little brother. It's got a less firm hold with a great eugenol-free formulation! Check out Provitemp at dentalhacks.com/provitemp.

Are you sending patients home with sleep appliances? Retainers? Aligners? Dentures? What if they have a question or problem? What if they want to contact you to make an appointment? Why not send them home with a custom container for their appliance with your logo, email, phone number or whatever identifier you like? Our friends at Zirc make this easy with design tools on their website or you can have them design it for you! You can save 10% off of your order when you use the coupon code DH10OFF at dentalhacks.com/boxes!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignleft" width="256"] Dr. Matt Costa teaching at the Cosmedent CEE[/caption]

Dr. Matt Costa has been on the podcast a bunch of times. He's an amazing clinician and a really nice guy. Also...he's giving a really cool course at the Cosmedent CEE on November 1-2 this year! It's called "Mastering Morphology: the Foundation of Aesthetics." He's covering the fundamentals, and it's going to make you a better dentist! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mattcosta!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 25,000 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 anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dr. Death

Alan: Microcopy Minnow Hi-Gloss cup

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.

 

 

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Alan sat down with Michael Cowen of Awaken 2 Sleep to talk treating sleep apnea in the dental office. It turns out that the offices having the most success with incorporating sleep into their practice make it a "team sport." Michael discusses why the team needs to be on board and how to get them there! We also talk about the brand new Sleep Hero Network...a resource and online social network for teams that are treating sleep apnea!

Michael's links:

Awaken 2 Sleep

Sleep Hero Network

Jon Cowan singing "Calling Baton Rouge" with the New Grass Revival

Our friends at Komet USA want you to know about the Prepmarker Depth Marking Instruments! This is a set of burs that makes depth preparation nothing short of fool proof! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/prepmarker and take advantage of their amazing deal! Order $300 in Deep Purple Burs, Prepmarker instruments or Footsie polishers and use the code "HACKS 100" at checkout from the website and you'll receive $100 off of your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments for free!

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Jason and Alan both use Podium to help with reviews in their dental practices. In fact, Jason dragged Alan kicking and screaming to the Podium booth at Dentsply Sirona World and made him sign up.

Alan got 5 new Google reviews in the first 3 days of using it. Whatever they're doing...it's working.

In today's episode we talk with Logan at Podium about how it works and a little bit about their special sauce. (hint: they're in with Google).

If you want to find out more about Podium, you should check them out at dentalhacks.com/podium. Full transparency...this is an affiliate link. If you click through and sign up with Podium, they're going to throw us a little something. But since you love the Dental Hacks and Podium works really well...no worries.

Our friends at Komet USA want you to know about the Prepmarker Depth Marking Instruments! This is a set of burs that makes depth preparation nothing short of fool proof! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/prepmarker and take advantage of their amazing deal! Order $300 in Deep Purple Burs, Prepmarker instruments or Footsie polishers and use the code "HACKS 100" at checkout from the website and you'll receive $100 off of your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments for free!

 

 

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Jason and Alan spent 3 days podcasting from the Spear Education booth at Dentsply Sirona World. Because the Dental Hacks are all about value, today's episode includes not one, but TWO amazing Brain Trusts recorded with a bunch of all stars in a double length podcast episode! We're here to 10x your podcasting experience!

The first Brain Trust features Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O'Bryan. They're best buddies and both of them are CEREC rock stars! Highlights include:

  • Rich's experience and tips on starting a study club
  • How to bring in an associate
  • Dental school horror stories from mid-90's University of Minnesota

The second Brain Trust features podcast newcomer Dr. Mike Skramstad (CERECdoctors rock star!), Dr. Craig Spodak (of the Bulletproof Dental Practice) and Dr. August de Oliveira (of Digital Enamel) in a hilarious round table including:

  • Will impression material ever be obsolete?
  • What's coming down the pipeline for CEREC (hint...it involves hovercrafts)
  • Firewalking with Anthony Robbins
  • Craig's new book: "The Bulletproof Practice"

You're going to love this double length episode. And if you don't, we're happy to give you a full refund! That's how we 10x your podcasting!

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Ray Morse discussing how he modifies a bite stick for perfect crown seats! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

Do you want amazing hold for your provisionals? Do you want super healthy tissue for final cementation? It's time to switch to Dentotemp for your provisional cement. Itena is offering an amazing "buy two get one free" when you mention the code "DENTOHACKS" to your dealer when you order! Check out Dentotemp at dentalhacks.com/dentotemp!

It's time for the ZOBE experience! You can try a bunch of Zirc's amazing organizational products in the comfort of your own office! Plus, they're throwing in 10% off of their color coding products just for going through the ZOBE process with a Zirc Efficiency Expert! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/zobe!

Cosmedent makes a dual cured core material that cures hard, cuts like a dream and won't gouge! It was designed by the one and only Dr. Bob Margeas to make restorative dentistry better and more predictable! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 25,000 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 anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Podium for reviews

Alan: Salli sway chair

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.

 

 

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In today's episode I sit down with the legendary Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Compassionate Finance and Charlie Brown who is the brains behind a new product from Compassionate Finance called Abella. We talk about how dental offices can automate their billing and collections process. How does never sending another statement sound?

Bruce and Charlie's links:

Compassionate Finance

Abella AR

The Productive Dentist Academy

Be sure to check out the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit 2019! Get your ticket before October 10th for $300 off an already amazingly inexpensive CE and podcasting extravaganza!

Our friends at Komet USA have made polishing composite simpler and faster with their ingenious "Footsie" polishers! They want you to try them and are giving an amazing discount! Buy $300 worth of Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or denture adjustment kit parts and use the coupon code HACKS100 at check out (online only) and you'll get $100 off of your order and your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/footsie

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Today's episode features Jason and Alan talking with Dr. Jeff Rouse of Spear Education! This recording came from the recent Dentsply Sirona World in Orlando where the Dental Hacks were podcasting in the Spear Education booth! They talked with Dr. Rouse about some of the specific issues you run into when diagnosing and treating airway issues in children and young adults!

Some of Jeff's links:

Spear Education

Airway Prosthodontics

You should try the new "Deep Purple" burs from Komet USA! They're really fast, really smooth and they last a really long time! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple and take advantage of their amazing online deal! Use the coupon code "HACKS 100" on $300 of any Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or their denture adjustment kit and you'll get $100 off your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! 

 

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Episode 205 features the triumphant return of fan favorite, Dr. Jamison Spencer! Last episode we conquered sleep dentistry and airway problems. In today's episode, we tackle TMD!

A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205:

  • Should general dentists be treating TMD?
  • TMD patients are all NUTS (not understanding their symptoms). Most dentists are, too.
  • Why do we have so little evidence for the validity of TMD treatments?
  • What is the most common joint problem and simple treatment options
  • What's the difference between capsulitis and trismus and when should we treat it?
  • When should we give injections outside of the "deep dark hole" that we're used to?

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $30

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Zach Meiners and his undying love for teflon tape! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

Itena Clinical Products has a huge variety of products. One our favorites is a one step diamond polisher called Perfect Polish. It can act like a finisher or a high shine polisher depending on the pressure you use! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/perfectpolish!

 Our friends at Zirc think you you check out another new product called the Pink Petal. It's an ingenious add on to a saliva ejector that turns it into a dental hygienists dream. Invented by a hygienist for efficiency...your team will love it! Zirc is giving you $5 off a 50 pack if you use the coupon code HACKS5 at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal.

Cosmedent's founder, Dr. Buddy Mopper is giving his course "Surf the Composite Wave" on October 12-14 and the one and only Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago! But wait...there's more! Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Dennis Hartlieb is going to be teaching there too! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two Cosmedent legends in one place and you'll get twice the instructor face time as you normally would! Don't miss this opportunity! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/compositewave!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 25,000 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 anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Aqualizer

Alan: Offtime app

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

 

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Dr. Russell Kirk joins Alan to talk about how publishing in dentistry is slowly but surely changing. This interesting conversation between to publishers in the dental space discusses technology and why publishing is so slow to change.

Russell's links:

ownR magazine

The Business of Dentistry podcast

Komet USA has created a diamond to save you time on crown preps. Go check out the Deep Purple burs by Komet USA at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple. Komet USA is offering a terrific deal on the products we've talked about! Buy $300 worth of Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or denture adjustment kit parts and use the coupon code HACKS100 at check out (online only) and you'll get $100 off of your order and your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments!

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Today Alan talks with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about where digital dentistry is going. In about 10 minutes we talk about mills, software scanners, the whole shebang. This is a really quick overview about the state of the art for digital dentistry!

Shawn's links:

Shawn's mill (aka MegaMan) is an Arum Truemill

Exocademy.net

Medit i500 intraoral scanner

We're really digging the Deep Purple burs from Komet USA! They're really fast, really smooth and they last a really long time! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple and take advantage of their amazing online deal! Use the coupon code "HACKS 100" on $300 of any Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or their denture adjustment kit and you'll get $100 off your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! 

 

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In episode 204 Jason and Alan explore some really great audience questions in another "grab bag" episode. Interestingly, the Dental Hacks recorded this episode in "one take" by recording it live to tape! We answer questions/topics from emails and the Dental Hacks Nation and there were a bunch of them! Here's a few:

  • What are some of the highs of your career so far?
  • What are some things you would have done sooner?
  • Is it OK to take CE that you won't really use?
  • Should you buy dental implants in bulk?
  • What ingredients turn a thread on the Dental Hacks Nation into a dumpster fire?
  • Jason tells us a little bit about selling one of his practices

Links from the show:

Dentotemp from Itena (dentalhacks.com/dentotemp). It's final cement for implants. It's the favorite provisional cement of the Dental Hacks! 

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $30

Clinical Hack of the Week: rubber dam placement a la Dr. Thomas Taha.

Hedy rubber dam

Our friends at Zirc think you you check out their new product, which is called "Airway Armor." They're giving you a great deal on their trial kit...10% off if you use the code 10OFFDH at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor.

(I'd like to apologize to any Norwegian/Minnesotan listeners. I mistakenly described lutefisk as lefse. For this, I cannot apologize enough.)

Cosmedent Renamel Nano+ is as close to a perfect "universal" composite. Go check out the composite that polishes so beautifully you'll think it's a microfill, but is strong enough to make a perfect posterior composite! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/nanoplus. They're offering 15% off using the code "nanoplus!"

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 25,000 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 anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sling Studio Hub

Alan: Amazon Kindle Oasis

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

 

 

 

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Jason is joined by Dr. Chris Bowman to talk about marketing. In this quick but brilliant conversation they explain that a very specific message is going to move people much better than a generic message!

Chris's links:

www.dentalsuccess365.com

Voices of Dentistry 2019...get your tickets before October 10, 2018 for $300 off!

If you adjust acrylic at all, you need to try the Denture Adjustment Kit from Komet USA! You can find out more and get an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/dentureadjustment

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Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast joins Alan again to talk about some aspects of marketing that are often overlooked. Michael's specialty is "ground marketing" and he tells us what it is and how dentists can use it to bring new patients into the practice inexpensively! They dig into taking advantage of apartment complexes and creating relationships that are inexpensive and can really pay off!

Michael has a course that's about to be released and you can find more information at his website! Also...go check out the Dental Marketer Podcast!

Our friends at Komet USA have a bur block you really need to try. If you adjust removable appliances, the Komet Denture Adjustment Kit is just the thing! You can do gross adjustment all the way to final polish without leaving the operatory and you can do it in record time! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/dentureadjustment.

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