The Dental Hacks Podcast

Once again it's time to get geared up for the most innovative conference in all of dentistry, The Voices of Dentistry! In today's episode, Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur podcast and Dr. Justin Moody of the "Dentists Implants and Worms" podcast to officially announce the Voices of Dentistry for 2020! It's happening on January 24-25th, 2020 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas in Scottsdale, AZ! The conference has become a "must see" for a lot of dentists and podcast listeners and for good reason. It's got great CE, great socializing and the best networking of any conference! We have an amazing speaker line up that you absolutely won't believe!

Be sure to get your ticket before October 1 to save 20%! This offer WILL NOT BE EXTENDED, so the time to register is NOW!

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Dentalpreneur Podcast

Dentists Implants and Worms podcast

Zirc can help you get organized with less time and cost you much less than you might think! Zirc's "Color Method" is a helpful, simple and cost effective way to get organized and they'll help you the whole way! Head over to dentalhacks.com/colormethod to read more details and then use the coupon code DH3 when you order any trays, covers or cassettes for all of August to get an amazing "buy 3, get one free" deal!

Next month you can take a course from two legends at Cosmedent! "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf it's Potential" is coming up September 19-20 at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago! Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb are teaching this comprehensive anterior composite course together! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/BuddyandDennis.

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!

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. Mark Fleming of CERECDoctors joined Jason and Alan on their recent trip to Spear Education and gave us some great insight. Today's Dental Hacks Daily talks about the moment that you're overwhelmed with what you're learning at CE, which we were. How do you implement? How do you evaluate your patients with this new information? It's a great conversation and we're grateful that he took the time! Enjoy! 

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 13 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week the gang gave Zach the week off and replaced him with someone way smarter and marginally sexier, Dr. Aly Sergie.

The topic this week was Biomimetic Dentistry.   What?   Strap in and listen to this one as Dr. Sergie drops some knowledge on us.

Highlights include:

- What is biomimetics?

- 5 concepts include:

1)   IDS - Immediate Dentin Sealing

2)  Pulp Caps (direct and indirect)

3)  Partial Coverage Resorations

4)  Fiber Reinforcement

5)  DME - Deep Margin Elevation

- Does Mac do onlays?

-  no

Aly's Six Step Restorative Process includes:

1) Pre-Op

2) Deconstruction

3) Air Abrasion

4) Adhesion - Optibond Solo Plus

5) Reconstruction -  G-Aenial

6) Final Prep/Occlusion

- Aly uses E-Max or LiSi Press for indirect restorations

Mac Jones word count:  45

 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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Our friend, Dr. Josie Dovidio joins Alan again to talk about her journey into podcasting. She's started a podcast that she calls "Josieology" and it's really good. But the listener may not know all that goes into creating something like this! She talks with Alan about naming a podcast, interviewing and the phenomena of hating your own voice! So enjoy the podcast and go check out Josie's new podcast, "Josieology!"

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

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The Dental Hacks host the much requested return of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter as they talk about workflow, saving on lab fees and things they wouldn't want to practice without!

Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter are BFFs. They talk to each other daily even though one practices in Iowa and one in Florida. What do they talk about? Profitable dental practice! In today's episode, Dental Hacks listeners get to eavesdrop on their conversations! Why do they love single unit dentistry so much? Tricks on temporaries and workflow to make appointments efficient. Software that they use to monitor how well their practices are doing on a day to day basis. They've got lots to say and you won't miss a thing!

Links from the show:

Dental Intel

Q-Optics Loupes

Designs for Vision Cordless headlamp

Exocad

Alien Milling

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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.

It's time for you to get organized and Zirc is here to help! Go check out ZOBE and the color method at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE and use the coupon code "HACKS3" for a "buy 3 get 1 of the same" deal until the end of August at www.zirc.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!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Jason: Udemy

Alan: Landing Zone Macbook Pro dock

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. Alan Mead talks about his experiences with difficult patients and offers a few tips. 

  • Find the red flags before you treat
  • Patients can’t/don’t/won’t understand treatment...what can you do about it
  • Create a relationship and find out when it’s less about your or your treatment and more about their life.

These tips aren't bulletproof, but they'll get you out of a lot of "difficult patient" situations!

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 12 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back.  Kevin, Mac, and Zach discuss posts and cores

Highlights include:

- When do you choose to place a core, or a post?

- Do you remove all the previous restoration every time?  Most of the time?

How does Mac do a core?

- He mentioned like 5 products, Cosmecore, Absolute Dentin, Fuji 2, Equia Forte, and Miracle Mix.  I'm exhausted just typing all of those, so I pinned him down to one for technique.

- Cosmecore

- Mac bonds that in with a Self-Etching Primer Bonding Agent Prelude SE (technically he uses the generic KoolBond SE, but uses the Prelude branded dual-cure link)

How does Kevin do a core?

- He uses regular light cure composite sometimes (Kalore from GC), but usually uses Absolute Dentin from Parkell

- Bonds with Brush and Bond from Parkell

How does Kevin do a post?

- Dentatus Posts

- Buildup material cements the post

How does Mac do a post?

- Unicore Posts

- Buildup Material cements the post

Zach buildup and posts:

- Bulk EZ for buildups (autocure)

- Aforementioned KoolBond SE (generic of Prelude SE) to bond.

- Parapost XP

- FibreKleer Posts

- Vlock Posts (now Edenta Headmaster)

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!

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_post_and_core_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Gina Dorfman joins Alan to talk about why dental practice management software needs a little help. Gina is the inventor/owner of YAPI which is a 3rd party software that helps dentists make their practice management software better. Why do PM softwares need help? Gina has thoughts. This is a really good interview and we really enjoyed finally having Gina on the show!

Some links from the show:

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

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Jason and Alan are joined again by the legendary Dr. Mike DiTolla! In this wide ranging conversation we talk about all kinds of stuff. Mike claims to be a charter member of "Underpreppers Anonymous." He's seen a lot of tooth preps in the world's largest dental lab over the years and the bottom line is this: dentists routinely underprepare teeth. Particularly molars. One of Mike's goals in life is to help dentists do it right. If you prep crowns, this is a valuable discussion about preparation techniques, intraoral scanners and tools for more ideal reduction. We also discussed the future of hands on dental CE and bigger dental meetings. Finally, we talk about what's happening in the world of full contour zirconia (including bridges) since Mike was on the ground floor at Glidewell when Bruxzir was being developed!

Some links from the show:

Product Talk

ContacEZ

Prep Sure

Omnichroma

3M Filtek Universal Composite

38 Smiles Dental Lab

Gluma desensitizer

ZOBE is a word you need to learn! What is ZOBE you ask? It stands for Zirc's Organizational Box of Efficiency and it can change the way your office works for the better! What do you need to know about ZOBE? 1) It's free, 2) It gets a bunch of amazing Zirc products in your hands to see exactly what works for you, 3) It shows you Zirc's color method HANDS ON! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. I figure if it's good enough for Dr. Bob Margeas, it's good enough for me! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Practice By Numbers

Al: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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. Jason Smithson joins Alan again to continue their discussion of group practice. Some of the highlights:

  • Why is there no such thing as a "decathlon dentist" or "super GP?"
  • What makes group practices most likely to fail?
  • What kind of person is well suited to group practice?
  • How is group practice like a heist movie?

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 11 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

The New Patient Exam:  How do Jason Lipscomb and Shawn Van De Vyver do it.

Show Highlights Include:

- Is the FFS new patient exam different than the Insurance driven New patient exam?

- Do new patients start with hygiene or with doctor?

- Jason gets things done same day, before they change their mind!

- How much photography do you do as part of your exam?

- How extensive does a treatment plan have to be before a patient needs a separate consult visit?

MAD DENTIST MINUTE:

Jason - The Naked Workout

Shawn - IOC Snapshot

Zach - Wolverine Podcast (nerd alert)

 

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. Arthur Volker has created an anterior composite course for Cosmedent and it's coming up in November! 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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The world famous Dental Hacks Brain Trust returns! Alan is joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski to talk about their journey from the early days of DentalTown bulletin boards to the cutting edge of Dental Facebook! It's been an almost 20 year journey for them and it's a pretty entertaining listen! Has the good outweighed the bad? You'll find out in today's Brain Trust!

Some links from the show: 

DentalTown bulletin boards

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. I figure if it's good enough for Dr. Bob Margeas, it's good enough for me! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Zirc can help you get organized with less time and cost you much less than you might think! Zirc's "Color Method" is a helpful, simple and cost effective way to get organized and they'll help you the whole way! Head over to dentalhacks.com/colormethod to read more details and then use the coupon code DH3 when you order any trays, covers or cassettes for all of August to get an amazing "buy 3, get one free" deal!

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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: 15 pound weighted blanket

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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Alan and Dr. Jason Smithson discuss what "group practice" means. The concept of group practice is much more common in the UK. Jason and Alan discuss what it means in each place and why there isn't more group practice in the U.S. Jason has actually worked in multiple "group practice" situations and tells some stories about how it can work some ways better than others. They also challenge the concept of "chair hopping" and the "excess capacity" and the flaws of these concept. This discussion is really helpful and kind of inspiring!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 10 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

This week Kevin and Mac take a break to enjoy their lives, while Zach recruits a few guys you might have heard of before to join him to talk about short term ortho.

Jason Lipscomb and Shawn Van De Vyver

Show Highlights:

- Jason just dropped some $$$ on Itero Scanners to ramp up his Invisalign game

- Jason also took some Galler courses to reingage in Invisalign and increasing services in his office.

- Shawn started off with 6-month smiles and good 'ole brackets and wires, but also has invisalign.

- What is "unbranded" clear aligner therapy?

- Jason recommends the USDI Ortho program if you want to get started learning about tooth movement.

- Shawn would recommend starting your Education with Force Ortho

- How do these guys market Short Term Ortho?

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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When minor health issues hand you lemons, make lemonade! Dr. Josie Dovidio joins Alan again to explain how this mid career dentist took a sabbatical. It might not be for everyone, but Josie has changed the way she's doing things to work on her health. It's a good story. It's a story that every practice owner needs to hear. Your life isn't your practice. Also...go check out Josie's new podcast, Josieology!

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

 

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The Queens of Airway are back! Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott! This episode digs deep in to pediatric airway management. We've talked a lot about adult airways, but today gives you insight into the screening, diagnosis and treatment of airway issues in children. There is a LOT to think about here because effective airway treatment in a child might help prevent airway issues in the adult!

Some links (and terminology) from the show: 

Chervin Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire

TADs (Temporary Anchorage Device)

DOME surgery (Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion)

Courses:

Airway and Skeletal Growth and Development: Etiology and Interventions, November 15-16, 2019 in Seattle!

Adult and Pediatric Airway Management in a General Practice, December 6, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ!

Dr. Erin Elliott's courses at 3D Dentists

ZOBE is a word you need to learn! What is ZOBE you ask? It stands for Zirc's Organizational Box of Efficiency and it can change the way your office works for the better! What do you need to know about ZOBE? 1) It's free, 2) It gets a bunch of amazing Zirc products in your hands to see exactly what works for you, 3) It shows you Zirc's color method HANDS ON! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

I was once one of those guys that was all, "I don't need opaquers. My patients can't tell the difference." I am no longer. Cosmedent offers a line of products called the "Creative Color Opaquers." They come in a bunch of different shades, just like Cosmedent composites and you're going to find a bunch of awesome uses for them! Dark teeth, color matching, increasing value...they are awesome and they're as easy to use as flowable composite. Check them out at dentalhacks.com/opaque.

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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: I Will Teach You to be Rich

Al: Land of the Giants 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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