The Dental Hacks Podcast

Our guest for episode 216 is Dr. Chris Bowman! He's been on the Dental Hacks Daily and even recently gave us a terrific Clinical Hack of the Week a couple weeks back. But we just didn't think we had enough Chris Bowman, so we added 170% more Chris Bowman this episode! We cover a lot of topics including:

  • What are some of the things Chris learned early in his career that set him on the path to success?
  • Why does he feel so strongly that coaching can help dentists?
  • What makes a good coach and how do you find one?
  • Can someone have a "cosmetic only" practice and should they want to?
  • Why is it important to look at "how we've always done it?"
  • How can you choreograph your appointments to increase case acceptance?
  • Why didn't he invent the composite instrument of his dreams?

Chris's links:

Dental Insider

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features tips from Chris, Jason and Alan on the dreaded closing of access openings in crowns that have had endodontic therapy through them!

#whyVoD? Because it's the best meeting you'll ever go to for networking. Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

We've been using a new cement in our offices and it's made by our friends at Bisco. It's called Theracem. It's a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts). My favorite thing about it is that it delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required. It's fluoride and calcium releasing and is pleasantly radioopaque on the x-ray. It's also super easy to clear. It's kind of perfect, really. Go check out Theracem from Bisco at dentalhacks.com/theracem!

There aren't that many things that are "shortcuts" in dentistry. But we've found one thing that kind of is. It's Pink Opaque from Cosmedent! Basically, it mask dark stuff more easily and gorgeously than anything else you've ever tried! Endo accesses, discolored teeth, porcelain fractures (even to metal!). You name it and you can cover it with Pink Opaque! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/pink!

 

Our friends at Zirc want to help you up your organization game! Take for instance instrument storage and sterilization. They have an awesome solution that protects your expensive instruments from operatory to sterilization called the EZ Jett cassette. They come in all kinds of colors and sizes and fit most sterilizers. They're durable and made of an antimicrobial plastic to last and last! For the Dental Hacks Nation only...use coupon code DHEZ on the website for a "buy 4 of one, get another one free" deal! Go check out EZ Jett cassettes at dentalhacks.com/ez!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 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: Lumafusion

Chris: Social Media Marketing Podcast with Michael Stelzner

Alan: It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work

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 Dental Hacks! 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_216.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The OGs[/caption]

The Brain Trust has always been a huge part of the Dental Hacks podcast. We love to feature a round table of regular, "wet fingered' (ew) dentists talking about stuff that all dentists deal with. Episode 215 features three of our original panelists who have been featured over the years. We cover a lot of ground here, including:

  • Are baseball analogies good for gauging where you are in your dental career?
  • Would Rich recommend buying and merging a practice?
  • How is Jeff screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • How has coaching affected their careers?
  • What technology has been worthwhile? For patient outcomes or simply marketing?
  • Why are dentists training so much in high dollar procedures vs. the fundamentals?
  • Are long haul truckers good patients? Is it truck o'clock?

The OG's links:

The Chicago Study Club

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features some new functionality for Invisalign. Jason discusses Invisalign's relatively new options for treating class II occlusion using a variant of the twin block.

Go check out our featured "Spear Online Education video of the week, "Endodontic Diagnosis with Dr. Lou Berman!"

#whyVoD? Well, the weather in Scottsdale in January is second to none. Our speaker line up is insane, featuring the likes of: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Danny Domingue, Dr. Cory Glenn and Dr. Baron Grutter sharing the stage and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

You'd like a flexible, yet simple bonding agent. One that works with all of your materials, doesn't need an activator to use with indirects, can be used as a self etch or total etch and gives virtually no post operative sensitivity. Look no further! Bisco has created All Bond Universal, the culmination of over 30 years of research. And it will meet all of your expectations! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/allbonduniversal!

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Dennis Hartlieb[/caption]

Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. And you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own easy chair! Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at dentalhacks.com/virtualcpr!

Everyone knows that Zirc's Crystal HD mirrors are the best and brightest mouth mirrors in dentistry. That's just a given. But when I heard about their double sided Crystal HD mirrors I wondered, why would you want such a creature? Then I realized that half the time I'm retracting the cheek or tongue with my mirror and that incredibly reflective surface could be reflecting light back into my operative field! That's why Zirc created the Crystal HD double sided mirror! Those folks at Zirc never miss a trick do they? Check them out at dentalhacks.com/doublesided and use coupon code DH5OFF for $5 off the 4 pack of double sided Crystal HD mirrors!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 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: Bisco Theracem

Alan: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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 Dental Hacks! 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_215.mp3
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Dr. Jeff Rouse[/caption]

Jason and Alan are joined by a repeat guest, Dr. Jeff Rouse! We've talked with Jeff about airway issues a bunch of times, yet this interview is really fresh and interesting. We think you'll like it a lot! In episode 213 we discuss:

  • What does he mean that "all appliances are sleep appliances?"
  • What has it been like to create all of this amazing content for Spear Education's online platform?
  • How is Jeff screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • What has he seen with regard to orthodontists coming around to treating airway in children?
  • Tips on building an airway team
  • How does the "Prevent, Control, Resolve" protocol work?

Jeff's links:

Spear Education

The Seattle Protocol

Links from the show:

Al's article in the November issue of Dental Economics: "7 tips to make anterior composites more predictable, profitable and fun"

 

[caption id="attachment_1065" align="alignleft" width="130"] Dr. Chris Bowman[/caption]

Our "clinical hack of the week" features an adjunct for Traxodent or other tissue conditioners. Dr. Chris Bowman explains how he uses a stiff bite registration material like Blue Mousse to make tissue conditioners work that much better!

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Our friends at Bisco have created a product to help increase adhesion to zirconia, alumina and metal substrates. It's called Z-Prime Plus and you should check it out! It's easy to use and let's you bond zirconia, alumina and metal to teeth! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/z.

 

 

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Dennis Hartlieb[/caption]

Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at dentalhacks.com/virtualcpr!

CAD/CAM users...Zirc has got your CAD/CAM block storage needs covered! Zirc has created what they call the CAD/CAM "Block Locker." It comes in two different sizes anb it's a durable and well organized way to store your CAD/CAM blocks. It stores blocks safely and securely while making it a breeze to find what you're looking for. It's time to up your CAD/CAM storage game and Zirc's Block Locker is just the trick! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker and use coupon code DHBLOCK for 10% off the large or small block locker!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 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: Mindnode 5

Alan: Foamies by Piksters

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 Dental Hacks! 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_episode_214.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

Jason and Alan are joined by dentist/podcaster/author Dr. Paul Etchison! Paul is THAT guy! The one who did a startup about 10 years ago with two ops and doing his own hygiene that grew into a monster practice with multiple associates and specialists! In episode 213 we discuss:

  • How do you write a book?
  • Why start a podcast?
  • Should you have a backup autoclave or air compressor?
  • His story of small office to monster practice!
  • Al and Paul's experience in the Dominican Republic
  • How important is office culture? (hint: VERY)
  • What is a "virtual case review" and how has that increased big cases in Paul's office?
  • Al's chicken update

Paul's links:

Dental Practice Hero

Dental Practice Heroes Podcast

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" feature a trick for closed tray implant impressions. You can't beat PTFE (teflon) tape! To keep impression material out of the impression coping ends you can wad teflon up kind of fat and gently pack it into the top. Keeps impression material out and is super easy to remove after you take the impression out of the mouth. Jason also suggests Tak model block from Great Lakes Orthodontics.

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

We've been using a new cement in our offices and it's made by our friends at Bisco. It's called Theracem. It's a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts). My favorite thing about it is that it delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required. It's fluoride and calcium releasing and is pleasantly radioopaque on the x-ray. It's also super easy to clear. It's kind of perfect, really. Go check out Theracem from Bisco at dentalhacks.com/theracem

Cosmedent is featuring a friend of the show in an amazing course this December! Dr. Bob Margeas is giving his course "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th. It's in the greatest classroom in all of dentistry, overlooking Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and it promises to bring your composite skills to a new level! Go check out the course at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas.

 

Mr. Thirsty One Step is a bite block and a tongue guard with built in suction. It's great for dentists and hygienists because it removes water spray, retracts the cheek and tongue and keeps the patient's mouth open all in one easy to use and disposable package. There are several options out there for these kind of mouth guards, so why is Mr. Thirsty better? First, it's all one piece there is nothing to sterilize or clean. Take it out of the package, use it, then toss it. Secondly, the bite block has a little less "give" than it's competitors, and in my hands...that's a plus. You should check out Mr. Thirsty at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and use the coupon code "TRIAL10" on the website for $10 off of a Mr. Thirsty One Step trial kit! This is a great deal on a great product, so go check it out!

"Implants-the Surgical/Restorative Connection" is being offered December 7-8th at the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale, AZ. If you act now, you can save $200 on your registration for this value packed course! It features Dr. Gregg Kinzer's restorative perspective and Dr. Jim Janakievski's surgical expertise to help you learn treatment planning, placement and restoration of implant restorations from simple to complex. Check it out and sign up at dentalhacks.com/spearimplants. You won't want to miss this one! 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 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: mightynetworks.com

Paul: Time Meter app

Alan: Holy Ghost by John Sanford

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 Dental Hacks! 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_213.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

Jason and Alan go "live to tape" for only the second time and this time we are joined by the one and only Andre Shirdan! Andre is a speaker, dental consultant and coach with a ton of good information and a great sense of humor! We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Here are a few things that we covered!

  • dentists (and the industry of dentistry) avoids change (how do you buys stamps?)
  • how did he learn about and where should dental teams learn about customer service (think Disney, Ritz Carlton and Chick-Fil-A)
  • What is C.R.E.W.? Where did it come from and how does it work?
  • how can we simplify perio treatment in our offices?
  • how he created the biggest Eaglesoft user's group on the internet
  • how has dentistry changed over his 30 years in the industry?

Andre's links:

The CREW Process

StatCK

Andre's Eaglesoft Field Guide

Links from the show:

Jason put up a killer "Clinical Hack of the Week" in the Dental Hacks Nation this week. Everyone has probably been in a situation where they started preparing a crown and realized that they didn't get a preoperative impression to create a provisional! JLips describes using a generic impression of a typodont and make a suck down in bleach tray material. It's soft enough to adapt over the patient and still held the anatomy of a tooth! #brilliant

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

We'd like to welcome a new sponsor to the Dental Hacks Podcast. Bisco Dental has been creating innovative dental product for a long time and we appreciate their support! We all run into deep cavity preps. It happens often enough that we really need to have a strategy for it. Do you place a liner? If so, what kind? Do these liners really do anything? And man...they are a pain to place! Enter Theracal LC. It handles just like a flowable composite. You place it right where you want it and then light cure it. You restore as you normal would over top of it. It’s just as simple as that. You get proven benefits of a liner. First, calcium release stimulates hydroxyapatite and secondary dentin bridge formation. It has an alkaline pH which promotes healing and it creates a protective seal. It’s radioopaque so you can see it on an x-ray. It’s got all the benefits you would look for in a liner, without all the hassle. Go check out Theracal LC at dentalhacks.com/theracallc. We think this is a tool you’ll be glad you have.

Nonstick instruments aren't always nonstick, right? Over time they become a bit stickier. And there is NOTHING more irritating than composite pull back on an instrument. Cosmedent has a sculpting resin that solves this problem without staining your composite. Check out HEMA-free "Brush and Sculpt" at dentalhacks.com/brushandsculpt. You may not need it for every case, but you'll be glad you have it for the cases that need it!

 

Everyone has those instruments that you’re glad to have, but maybe you don’t use them every day. Or maybe even every week. You paid a bunch for them and you want to take good care of them, but they don’t really fit in any particular regular set up or cassette. Our friends at Zirc have you covered! They have a product called the “Performance Tool Organizer.” It’s a compact cassette made for exactly these instruments! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/performance. Use coupon code DHPTO for a special “buy 4 get one free” deal! 

 

Listen up Dental Hacks Nation...Jason and I are heading to Spear Education! We’re going to be taking “Treating the Worn Dentition” on November 29th and 30th and the legendary Facially Generated Treatment Planning from December 1st to the 3rd. First, we’d like to invite you to come take Treating the Worn Dentition with us! There are a few spots left and you can find out more information at dentalhacks.com/worndentition if you want to check that out. But even better...we’re going to be interviewing some of the Spear Education rock stars while we’re there! We'll be doing “Ask Me Anything” segments with Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Steve Ratcliff and you can submit questions in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 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: pingdom.com

Andre: seatguru.com

Alan: DayQuil Severe Vapocool

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 Dental Hacks! 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_212.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

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