The Dental Hacks Podcast

"I have a Hulk."

--Dr. Artie Volker

Alan is joined by Dr. Arthur Volker again this time to talk about the technology he's recently added to his office. He's added the capacity to do CAD/CAM dentistry chairside so he can do same day dentistry. His experience is interesting and it's still a work in progress!

Artie is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 9 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

More hot denture talk courtesy of our special guest Dr. Russell Schafer

This time we get into immediate dentures and printed dentures.  Hot takes abound!

Highlights of things Russell talked about:

Shining Path Scanner

Nextdent priting resin

Bosworth Soft Liner (sticks to resin well)

Locator Attachments

Soft Liner is way better than Tissue Conditioner per Russell

Rebases are under-utilized vs. relines

Repair your broken denture teeth with composite - for retention add a titanium pin plus some potholes in the acrylic

 

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Clinical Hacks

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

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"Their (the patient's) comfort is not worth my injury."

--Katrina Klein

If you work in dentistry, it's likely that you will have pain at some point. Many of us don't think about prevention, so by the time we realize that we could have done things differently, it's too late! Katrina Klein is a bodybuilder, ergonomics expert and certified trainer who helps dental people with their pain. She tells us some stories about dental teams in pain and what she does to help. We dive deep into how she determines what can help and we talk a lot about indirect vision. Use that mirror!

Some links from the show:

Two inch "Clown mirror"

ErgoFitLife.com

ErgoFitLife Facebook page

ErgoFitLife Facebook group

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Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Jason and Alan to talk about their new podcast, Working Interferences with Josh and Lance.

You know what would be a great idea? A podcast that gives advice to dental people. Or not so great advice. Either way, really. Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman have just the thing! The Hacks and the Interferences go through some "Working Interferences" style advice and it's a blast! Beware...it gets pretty ugly. Perhaps the most editing for content of any Dental Hacks podcast in the past!

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences Podcast

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 27,000 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 any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Renamel Nano Plus handles and polishes better than any other nano composite! It's as close to a perfect "universal" composite as you're going to get! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

Something scary happened to me this week. I almost ran out of Magic Mix from Bioclear. I cannot overemphasize how important this stuff is in my office! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact 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 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!

 

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Our friend, Dr. Josie Dovidio, started a podcast! Josie joins Alan to talk about her new venture. Her podcast, which is called Josieology, is tangentially dental. Since she's been practicing for over 20 years, her perspective comes from a dental direction. The podcast covers interesting stories from interesting people and you should go check it out!

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

 

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The Clinical Hacks had to reach out for help talking about dentures. Apparently Zach, Mac and Kevin aren't red hot on full uppers and lowers. So they found someone who is! Dr. Russell Schafer joins the guys to explain how he does it and how he's simplified it to make it profitable and even (gasp) enjoyable!

Links from Russell:

Russell's lab: Cynosure Dental Lab, Tim Lane

FB group: Oral Architects of Removable Prosthodontics

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You've got a patient that wants to change their smile. So how do you know what material you're going to use? Dr. Arthur Volker joins Alan to talk about the decision tree he uses to help determine which direction to go! 

Artie is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

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How old is Dr. August De Oliveira? Cut him in half and count the rings![/caption]

Dr. August De Oliveira joins Jason and Alan to talk about dental implants, writing books, DentalTown, 3D printing, CEREC, Facebook groups and claiming to invent stuff that was really just you buying a 3D printer on Amazon. August is one of our favorite guests and we finally got him for a full, hilarious hour! From our early days together on DentalTown to August's conquering of the stage at Voices of Dentistry, this wide ranging interview has something for EVERYONE!

Some links from the show:

August's CEREC Du Jour thread on DentalTown

Al's Dental Haiku thread

CAD-Ray and the Medit i500

Al's crown work flow stuff: Template and Temptray, Traxodent

August's latest course

August's books: Guided Implantology Made Easy, Implants Made Easy, Dental 3D Printing Made Easy

Dentiq Software

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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!

Dr. Arthur Volker is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Dropbox Desktop 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 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.

 

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Dr. Jihyon Kim was destined to use a microscope in her dentistry. In today's episode she explains how she started using a microscope in a genetics lab in undergrad and moved forward from there. Jihyon and Alan discuss the pros and cons of microscope dentistry and how to make it part of your office's culture.

Some links from the show:

Jihyon's Instagram

Jihyon's website

Jihyon's Youtube channel

The Dental Influencer Alliance

Is occlusion the most confusing part of dentistry? Would you like someone to simplify it for you? I'm pretty sure Dr. Frank Spear can help. Demystifying Occlusion will be held this August 15-16th on the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/demystifyingocclusion!

 

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 7 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, we discuss what dental labs we use and why.

Highlights include:

- Kevin discusses how lab work is only about 10-15% of his crown and bridge, solidifying that he's better than the rest of us, but when he does use a lab, he uses Keating Dental Arts

- Mac has a crush on the Dental Guys podcast and uses the lab they promote Dental Crafters

- Zach is the guy who uses the local lab a few miles away #buylocal

- Who pays the most for a Zirconia crown?  Surely not the guy who prides himself as being Dr. Value

- Kevin scans (possibly in a speedo) and describes how a digital work flow goes with lab work.

- Sleep labs?  NTI's?  Biteguards..we touch on those also

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Clinical Hacks

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

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Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan again to help dentists understand that is a tool that anyone can use to reduce stress and anxiety and help center their life! You'll learn that meditation isn't for people who have it together...it's for people that want help putting it together!

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals (her amazing Facebook group!)

Is occlusion the most confusing part of dentistry? Would you like someone to simplify it for you? I'm pretty sure Dr. Frank Spear can help. Demystifying Occlusion will be held this August 15-16th on the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/demystifyingocclusion!

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by DSO luminary Vin Cardillo of Maeva Dental Advisors! Vin has been an integral part of the growing trend of DSOs spreading throughout the United States and he understand the industry from top to bottom! We discuss the history of DSOs (and where Vin fits in there), changes and growth and perhaps more importantly what kind of dentist makes a good fit with the DSO model. You might be surprised to know that perhaps most dentists aren't cut out to be leaders of this kind or organization and quite a few that get into it are really struggling. Vin gave us some amazing inside information and he's a true resource for any dentist considering multiple practice ownership! His company has recently rebranded from Dental Management Innovations to Maeva Dental Advisors, so be sure to look at both links for the most up to date contact information!

Some links from the show:

If Alan attempted DSO management

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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!

You need to check out Cosmedent's latest virtual course from the incomparable Dr. Corky Willhite! He's teaching his Transitional Bonding course (which he discussed on the Dental Hacks podcast here and here) and you can now watch it in your PJ's on the couch! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCorky!

Is occlusion the most confusing part of dentistry? Would you like someone to simplify it for you? I'm pretty sure Dr. Frank Spear can help. Demystifying Occlusion will be held this August 15-16th on the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/demystifyingocclusion!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior by Joe Navarro

Alan: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

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.

 

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"You get the rough with the smooth."

--Dr. Jason Smithson on having a specialty

Alan and Jason continue their conversation about specialization. This episode is where we get to the good stuff where we really dig into the pros and cons of specialization and how generalists that long to be known for a particular kind of work might have it wrong! Jason debunks some of Alan's preconceived notions about how having a referral base makes a patient choosing treatment almost automatic. And Alan is mildly crushed.

Also we discuss the excruciating problem of having a 20+ year old practice/patient base and the ups and downs of having a "history" with people. Finally, we open the door to a potential next podcast to talk about an ideal way to do group practice.

This is a really good one. Don't miss a minute!

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Al goes solo to talk about Facebook groups. Not Facebook groups in general, though. He dives deep specifically on Dental Hacks Facebook groups. He talks about:

Dental Hacks Nation

DHN2: Electric Boogaloo (docs only)

Clinical Hacks

Alan Mead Experience

Finally, the newest of the Dental Hacks affiliated Facebook groups...Dental Hacks Listeners. If you're someone who listens to the Dental Hacks podcasts on a regular basis, this is the group for you! We're going to to try and moderate it in such a way that it's truly just the people that listen to the podcasts. If that's your cup of tea...be sure to go request an invite!

Microcopy Dental is celebrating 30 years of Neodiamonds and they're inviting new and old users of Neodiamond single patient use diamonds to send them stories and photos about Neodiamonds! You can win a trip to Atlanta to see where Neodiamonds are made as well as some awesome Atlanta attractions! So submit your stories and photos to dentalhacks.com/ndstories for your chance to win! 

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Zach, Mac and Kevin spend a little time talking about the materials they're using to crown teeth! They discuss:

  • What's the go to for single unit posteriors (Mac and Zach are mostly zirconia, Kevin = Emax)
  • Anterior cases?
  • Bonding or cementing?
  • bridges?
  • What's your move when someone needs a crown but can't or won't?
  • Does Mac have a heart?
  • Can Zach explain the "ZAM crown?"

If you like what you're hearing be sure to head over to the Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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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

Microcopy Dental is celebrating 30 years of Neodiamonds and they're inviting new and old users of Neodiamond single patient use diamonds to send them stories and photos about Neodiamonds! You can win a trip to Atlanta to see where Neodiamonds are made as well as some awesome Atlanta attractions! So submit your stories and photos to dentalhacks.com/ndstories for your chance to win! 

 

 

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Dr. Jamison Spencer joins Jason and Alan to talk about sleep medicine and TMD treatment in the dental office.

Once you’ve learned some things about sleep apnea you come to see the symptoms and consequences in LOTS of your patients. Bruxism, gastric reflux, TMD and lots of other conditions are correlated with sleep apnea. Dentists are quickly becoming the most likely screeners for this potential deadly condition, and Dr. Jamison Spencer is one of the most sought after lecturers on the subject. Dr. Spencer joins Jason and Alan to explain how to incorporate this treatment into your practice, what symptoms to screen, what gadgets NOT to buy and what diagnoses you shouldn’t be making! Dr. Spencer’s online study club, “The Spencer Study Club” is only open for enrollment a couple times per year, but he’s made it available to the listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast! If you’re interested you need to email us at info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll get you in touch with Dr. Spencer!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 27,000 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 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 need to check out Cosmedent's latest virtual course from the incomparable Dr. Corky Willhite! He's teaching his Transitional Bonding course (which he discussed on the Dental Hacks podcast here and here) and you can now watch it in your PJ's on the couch! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCorky!

Alan had his teeth cleaned today. And Mr. Thirsty from Zirc was there to help. Bite block + suction +tongue and cheek retraction = faster hygiene visits and more comfortable patients! Plus, it fits directly into the high volume suction that your hygienist isn’t even using! No adapters necessary! Go check out Mr. Thirsty at www.dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty!

Mr. Thirsty photo

Dr. Jamison Spencer’s website

Jamison Spencer’s upcoming speaking schedule

JLips on Dentists, Implants and Worms

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sleep Interrupted

Alan: Blinkist

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. Jason Smithson joins Alan this week to talk about specialization. Jason has taken a pretty interesting path to the career he currently has. His first focus was going to be going through a fixed pros residency in the US with a plan to teach at a University in London along with having a cushy private practice gig to boot. Then things changed and Jason began to train in oral surgery, but once he realized the commitment he'd be making to more education, he switched plans again. He found himself in a General Practice Residency and actually stayed in that practice for upwards of 20 years!=== While he was here, he actually began training in a perio residency as well. Jason is a good person to discuss specializing with, but I think you'll find this conversation goes in directions you aren't expecting. We'll follow this conversation up with the second half next week!

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Dr. Josh Austin joins Alan to talk about two new "universal" composites that have come on the scene. Are they really all you need for both posterior and anterior? Can you survive with so few shades? Will Josh and Al really not go lighter than A2 when they inevitably need full rehabs? Tune in to find out more!

Some links from the show:

3M Filtek Universal

Omnichroma

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 5 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing basic extractions.

Highlights today include:

  • Mac and Kevin are talented at extractions and do it all
  • Zach's not a huge fan of extractions, can the guys give him some tips to up his game?
  • The gang each share how they'd take out a tooth #19 from start to finish
  • Opioids?  Are we part of the solution or contributing to the problem?

Products or techniques discussed by each hack:

Kevin

Double block with Septocaine

#23 Forceps

PGA Sutures

Dr. Pimple Popper

 

Mac

Block with Lido, Septo infiltration

301T Elevator

A. Titan forcep

Benacel

600 mg of Ibuprofen + 1 Extra Strength Tylenol = great pain relief

PTFE Suture

Make the Root Smaller or the Hole Bigger

 

Zach

Proximators

Learning Minor Oral Surgery

 

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Clinical Hacks

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

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This might be the most important Dental Hacks podcast we've ever released! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski talks with Alan about how to manage your emotions and how to let yourself be yourself! As she says, "managing your emotions doesn't make you weak, quite the contrary it makes you strong and effective." It sounds hokey, but it's really good stuff. The verbal skills for removable pros make this episode worth it on their own!

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals (her amazing Facebook group!)

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at principlesofpracticemgmt.com. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

 

 

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