The Dental Hacks Podcast

Gino Andreozzi creates video. Essentially he's the guy that makes the Spear Online videos as good as they are. Alan had a chance to pick his brain about how he does what he does and more importantly...how can WE make better video for our office! You're going to find this interview with Spear's video guru fascinating!

Gino's links:

Spear Online

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_54.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

[caption id="attachment_1105" align="alignright" width="500"] Jason and Alan on stage at Spear Education, moments before they brought the hook[/caption]

Jason and Alan do a wrap of to the year that was 2018! In this episode we discuss:

  • What the hell is Jason doing? Practice sales, startups and where he's working. It's a JLips state of the union!
  • Favorite new additions in our offices for 2018
  • How can dentists avoid being targets by marketers, etc.
  • What kind of CE are we looking at for 2019?
  • Shaming Alan for not treating sleep apnea (#woke)
  • Is Social Media good or bad? (or both?)
  • Greatest professional regrets of 2018
  • Staff issues for 2018

Some links from the show:

#whyVoD? Because the room block is closing by December 31st! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! 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. Spear online has resources for doctor education, patient education and team education! 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! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

Our friend Dr. Arthur Volker is giving a class at Cosmedent next year! It's called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course" and it's going to be on February 21-22 in Chicago at the amazing Center for Esthetic Excellence! You'll learn smile design including the ever important midline placement, materials, colors, palatal stents...all the good stuff! Artie is a great guy and a really good teacher and you'll get tons of face time with the man himself! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie! I can't wait for 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: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

Alan: Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse and Crimetown Season 2

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_220.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kiera Dent joins us again, this time to give us some specific "KPIs" (Key Performance Indicators) for your practice! We talk about:

  • The most important things to track
  • The number that feeds your ego vs. the number that feeds your family
  • How to look at write offs
  • How do you track attrition (spoiler: use a dashboard)
  • How to track case acceptance and how your software might be fibbing to you
  • Do you need new patients?

 

Kiera's Links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's "Master Tracker" Excel sheet

Kiera's "Master Tracker" protocol (Word Doc)

Directions from Kiera:

"Remember, don't write in the colors & you'll be golden!!! Always keep a "master" copy & make new copies of it weekly. I suggest having a new folder for each month & having the weeks listed out.
 
Here are the things you'll get from this:
  • accurate % tracking for case acceptance
  • you'll be able to see who (TC) is strong/needs verbiage training
  • you'll be able to see who (HYG/DA) is strong/needs verbiage training
  • AWESOME call lists!! You can use the 2-2-2 method easily with these lists b/c you can pull them up on the dates needed for 2 days/weeks/months ago and call those who didn't schedule their TX --- easy peasy!!!"

Voices of Dentistry (sign up soon! The room block closes December 31!...we got an extension)

Podium for reviews!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_53.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We spoke with Dr. Sameer Puri during our trip to Spear Education earlier this month. Alan has known Sam since the early days of DentalTown and they had a LOT to talk about. It turns out that Sam has created a lot of great stuff in dentistry since then! We discuss:

  • How we first met online and old school DentalTown!
  • How clueless Sam and Tarun were when they put the first Townie Meeting together, and how they "learned by doing."
  • The difference between graduating from dental school in the late 90's to now.
  • The importance of photography in dentistry.
  • When Sam started with CEREC and how that blossomed into CEREC Doctors.
  • How did Cdocs become involved with the Scottsdale Center and Spear Education
  • Where is "home" for Sam...Southern California or Arizona?

Sameer's links:

CEREC Doctors

Townie Meeting

Some links from the show:

Clinical Hack of the Week: user presets on DSLR cameras, specifically from Photomed!


Go get your copy of the ebook "Improving Your Practice's Clinical Photography" from Spear Education. It's free and it's a step by step guide on how to use your digital SLR camera to make comprehensive treatment planning a "thing" in your practice! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearphotography

#whyVoD? Because the room block is closing by December 31st! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! 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. Spear online has resources for doctor education, patient education and team education! 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! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

It's a Christmas miracle! Cosmedent is offering its Virtual CEE courses (Catch the Composite Wave by Dr. Buddy Mopper and CPR for the Worn Dentition by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb) to you for a special deal! Use the coupon code "Holiday" on checkout from the website and they'll knock $100 off the course fee! You'll have some time over the break to earn some CE credits in the comfort of your flannel PJs! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCE and be sure to use coupon code "Holiday" at check out!

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: Founder's Card

Alan: Neumann BCM 705 microphone

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_219.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Kenton Ross about the importance of participating in a study club. Specifically his Spear Study Clubs While they visited Spear Education earlier this month the Dental Hacks ran into a lot of people who participate In Spear Study Clubs. Dr. Ross has been participating in study clubs for quite some time and is a leader of his own local Spear Study Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He explains how the group is smarter than any one member and how it's affected his career.

Kenton's links:

Spear Study Clubs

Spear Online

Podium

Voices of Dentistry (time is running out on the hotel block!)

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_52.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

Today we feature Kiera Dent of Kiera's Dental Consulting. Alan had never had the pleasure of talking to Kiera, so while Al checked levels she told him how she got into consulting. What started out as a sound check turned into an awesome Daily episode! You'll be hearing a lot from Kiera in the upcoming weeks. She's going to give us her special take on hiring, firing and what KPIs you need to be keeping your eyes on. But in today's episode she explains how she got into the business and how she met her partner, our good friend Dr. Mark Costes!

Kiera's Links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Voices of Dentistry (sign up soon! The room block closes this week!)

Podium for reviews!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_51.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Today's episode features Dr. Wayne Remington. Alan and Wayne have known each other for a long time as Wayne was one of the people who influenced Alan to get into dental operating microscopes! In today's episode we discuss:

  • How Wayne first became interested in dental microscopes
  • How can a microscope prolong your dental career?
  • How can you let a patient know how skilled you are without having to tell them?
  • Dental microscopes and the ROI in dental hygiene
  • Quality vs. Ergonomics...which is more important (spoiler...it's a tie!)
  • Dental cinematography...is it a thing?
  • Why buy multiple microscopes?
  • Training on the microscope at Wayne's learning center

Wayne's links:

Wayne's Microscope Training Courses

video by Dr. Jorge Zapata

Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features another tip from Dr. Vu Le, this time describing how he uses Kuraray Majesty Flow as a lubricating agent and wetting agent for composite placement!

Go get your copy of the ebook "Improving Your Practice's Clinical Photography" from Spear Education. It's free and it's a step by step guide on how to use your digital SLR camera to make comprehensive treatment planning a "thing" in your practice! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearphotography

#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! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

Our friend Dr. Arthur Volker is giving a class at Cosmedent next year! It's called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course" and it's going to be on February 21-22 in Chicago at the amazing Center for Esthetic Excellence! You'll learn smile design including the ever important midline placement, materials, colors, palatal stents...all the good stuff! Artie is a great guy and a really good teacher and you'll get tons of face time with the man himself! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie! I can't wait for 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:

Alan: Micropore tape and the Mute nasal dilator

Also Alan: Ramen at Home: The Easy Japanese Cookbook for Classic Ramen and Bold New Flavors by Brian MacDuckston

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_218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

We have a unique interview for you today! Alan had a chance to talk with Dan Kawabata who works with Spear Education to create 3D animation for Spear Online. So all of those amazing waiting room videos and patient education animations...those are Dan's! It was interesting to get a non-dentist's take on how to portray dental procedures in an informative, but not too graphic way. We think you're really going to like it!

Dan's links:

dentalhacks.com/Spearonline

It's time to get your ticket for Voices of Dentistry! I just bought my flight and it was REALLY expensive and there weren't many seats left on the flight! Go to www.voicesofdentistry.com today and register for the most innovative dental meeting anywhere!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_50.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Shane Simmons of Crimson Media Group joins us again, this time to talk about video. Video gets more attention and frankly gets rewarded by Facebook and Youtube.

In today's episode Shane shares with us three easy ways to use video!

Shane's links:

Nothing but the Tooth podcast

Crimson Media Group

Facebook Pixel

Shane's email: ssimmons@crimsonmediagroup.com

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_49.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Gregg Kinzer took time out of his busy (insane?) schedule teaching on campus to speak with Jason and Alan! He's a dental education rock star who spends half his time

  • How Spear Education really works...from big picture concepts to logistics of running 4 or more classes at once
  • How important is photography for restorative dentistry? Is it important to show people biting fruit?
  • For people who love big case restorative, would a prosthodontic residency be right for them?
  • Why Spear Education isn't just for full mouth rehab
  • How did the downturn in the economy in 2008 affect the way the Spear Education teaches?
  • How to incorporate new concepts into existing practice
  • How has adding airway considerations changed the way he treatment plans and executes dentistry?
  • How is ortho becoming the most important part of restorative dentistry?

Gregg's links:

Spear Education

Spear Aesthetics (Gregg's practice in Seattle)

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features tips from Vu Le that focuses on photo mirrors and socks. I know, sounds weird but it's really good.

#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! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

We think it's time for you to check out Cosmedent's virtual version of "CPR for the Worn Dentition" by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb.This untapped goldmine is the course that our students keep coming back for. Dentists are seeing tooth loss at an unprecedented level. And it's not just from grinding and stress. Do you understand what is causing all the wear and erosion that you are seeing in your practice? During CPR For The Worn Dentition, Dr. Hartlieb will help you understand the etiology of such great tooth loss. You will learn how to identify the different causative agents like grinding, bruxism, dietary issues, GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and how they may be related to one another. This course is designed for restorative dentists looking to build their skills and confidence in managing worn dentition cases with a predictable treatment modality that they can immediately put into effect. For one week only, you'll get $100 off the already low price by using coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCPR!

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: Youtube stories

Alan: Photomed

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_217.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

Today we feature the one and only Dr. Justin Moody! Alan had a chance to sit down in Justin's studio in Tempe, AZ to talk all about the Voices of Dentistry and Justin's amazing teaching clinic for Implant Pathway!

Justin's links:

Voices of Dentistry

Implant Pathway

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_48.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dental Hacks Nation, welcome to December! The Dental Hacks Daily is back!

Today we feature Dr. Martin Mendelson who is resident faculty of Spear Education. Martin is the "kickoff guy" for the "Treating the Worn Dentition" course at Spear and he likes to lead with a tool that helps  he calls "G.R.O.W." It's an acronym that helps you focus on how you can get past tasks that make you hesitate, like implementing new ideas in your practice that you've learned when you take CE!

Martin's Links:

Treating the Worn Dentition

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_47.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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