The Dental Hacks Podcast

Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison started Dental Business Mentor . We've talked about how valuable this product can be for dentists in episode 134 and episode 132. They're both podcasters and they're both "idea guys." For creative people the ideas that always come up are the easy part. Following through...that's the tough part.

Some links from the show:

The Dip by Seth Godin

Paul's podcast: Dental Practice Hero Podcast and book

Justin's podcast: The High Performance Practice

The Voices of Dentistry

Dental Business Mentor, use coupon code "hacks350" for $350 off of your yearly membership!

Microcopy has everything you need to adjust zirconia before cementation! Check these product out (and request a free sample) at dentalhacks.com/proxichek, dentalhacks.com/diamondfinisher and dentalhacks.com/bitechek! I use

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 22 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

Kevin sits this one out this week to wash his hair while Mac and Zach talk to Colin Lathrop.

Colin has been really active in the Clinical Hacks FB group with posts about composite rehabs and other cool tricks and hacks.

- How did Colin get into dentistry?

- How do you talk to patients about big case dentistry?

- What courses do you take to get there?

- Treat everyone who comes into your office nicely, you never know who might refer that next big case!

- Ortho/restorative combo cases are where it's at.

 

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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Alan and Jason are joined by Dr. Chris Salierno and Chris Felix of Bluelight Analytics to talk about curing lights! Chris is the chief scientist at Bluelight Analytics which is a company that helps dentists measure the quality and intensity of the curing lights in dental offices. It turns out that not all lights cure the same. Older curing lights might not cure as well as they did when you first bought it? How would you even know? Bluelight Analytics is introducing a product called the checkUP that can help you know how well your curing light is doing and how long you really need to cure materials with your light!

Bluelight Analytics is offering Dental Hacks listeners a great deal on the brand new CheckUP device! Use the coupon code "dentalhacks25" for 25% off the CheckUP device at dentalhacks.com/checkup!

Microcopy has everything you need to adjust zirconia before cementation! Check these product out (and request a free sample) at dentalhacks.com/proxichek, dentalhacks.com/diamondfinisher and dentalhacks.com/bitechek! I use these every day and love how they work!

Don't you wish you had a business coach that lived in your ear? One that you could use whenever you needed it on any device you happened to have in your hot little hands? Dental Business Mentor is exactly that! Our friends Justin and Paul have created a platform that answers all of your dental business questions concisely and from the perspective of someone who's been there and done that! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/DentalBusinessMentor and use the coupon code "HACKS350" for $350 off the annual subscription!

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Jason and Alan are once again joined by Dr. Rob Ritter! Rob had just stepped off the main stage at the Spear Summit and sat down to talk about integrity marketing and really good suits. Some highlights include:

  • How can dentists harness social media in an authentic way?
  • How should your team be involved with social media marketing?
  • Authenticity is about showing what kind of human you are, not what kind of veneers you do
  • How has social media changed dentistry?
  • Why should you log where your phone calls/new patients are coming from
  • Why does he love Dental Intel and other dashboards?
  • How important are websites in 2019?
  • Your Google My Business page and how to use it
  • Why you shouldn't wait on new technology
  • Is CBCT standard of care for endo?

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is approaching! We have an amazing speaker line up and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Not all "paperless" is the same. A lot of people think a PDF is paperless. Did your patient print out that pdf? Did someone scan it into your system? If someone is printing, scanning, even retyping or copying and pasting then it’s not truly paperless. YAPI was the first and the best at paperless.  Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don't want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for it! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. It cuts just like a tooth with no gouging! and now it's 20% off until the end of October using the coupon code "CORE" at check out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore. Go get yourself some!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Berman Instruments wingless, black coated rubber dam clamps

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 explains one of the many reasons you need to register for the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Meeting! Our speaker lineup has never been this strong and you aren't going to want to miss it! Go check it out at www.voicesofdentistry.com and sign up today! Be sure to get your room now because the block is sure to sell out!

Don't you wish you had a business coach that lived in your ear? One that you could use whenever you needed it on any device you happened to have in your hot little hands? Dental Business Mentor is exactly that! Our friends Justin and Paul have created a platform that answers all of your dental business questions concisely and from the perspective of someone who's been there and done that! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/DentalBusinessMentor and use the coupon code "HACKS350" for $350 off the annual subscription!

Microcopy has everything you need to adjust zirconia before cementation! Check these product out (and request a free sample) at dentalhacks.com/proxichek, dentalhacks.com/diamondfinisher and dentalhacks.com/bitechek! I use these every day and love how they work!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 20 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back together and we're talking about how we deal with failures.

- What is each of our most epic fails?

- How has failure shaped the way we practice?

- We run through some failure scenarios:

- failure to diagnose

- restoration fails too quickly

- procedural error

- poor experience perceived by the patient

- How do we deal with failure emotionally?

 

Mac Jones word count:  We actually let him talk quite a bit!

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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Alan is joined by Dr. Kevin Donlin to discuss his experience in the National Guard. Kevin has been in the National Guard since he was 17 and has found it to be useful and worthwhile even into his dental career! The National Guard is always looking for help and Kevin explains the benefits and how you might get involved!

Links from the show:

Kevin's email

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

Dr. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They've grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really understand the business of dentistry. On today's episode we discuss how they came together (hint: it was at the Voices of Dentistry, woot!) and why they decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

 

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Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Jamison Spencer. We've discussed sleep and sleep apnea with him, we've discussed TMD with him. Today we focus on why those two things go together! Some of the topics we discuss:

  • Why Jamison thinks dentists shouldn't limit their practice to sleep/TMD
  • Why TMD treatment is almost dead and sleep apnea is still the hot new thing
  • How new imaging techniques changed Jamison's paradigm
  • Do you need a cone beam to treat TMD and airway?
  • When would imaging change Jamison's treatment plan?
  • Why don't dental schools teach critical thinking and understanding the literature?
  • Jamison's requirements for a good scientific article
  • Why "doing stuff" is sometimes less effective than "kicking back and thinking about it" when you're treating sleep and TMD
  • How reps make all the difference in treating TMJ and sleep
  • The unintuitive thing that's going on when the sleep appliance causes pain
  • A new paradigm for treating sleep/TMD without insurance
  • When do you need to build a team to help you treat TMD/sleep?
  • Where is the medical community on sleep apnea?

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks podcast is in competition with The Dentalpreneur Podcast and Dentists Implants and Worms and we're not planning on losing! We need your help! The podcast who signs up the most participants for the Voices of Dentistry between now and October 20th gets bragging rights at this year's VoD! So now is the time to sign up using the coupon code "HACKS" at www.voicesofdentistry.com! You'll get 20% off of the already low price for the best dental meeting of 2020! But wait, there's more! If you sign up between now and Oct. 20th Al (your loyal co-host) will personally record a voicemail announcement (delivered in mp3 format) for any number you want! So if you'd like the smooth vocal stylings of Alan Mead to greet your callers or patients...it's yours! Don't disappoint us, Dental Hacks fans! Represent for your favorite dental podcast and get a great deal on the best dental meeting of 2020!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker

Inspire sleep apnea treatment

Spencer Study Club (email for an invitation!)

Dr. Jamison Spencer's new project "The Airway, TMD and Sleep" podcast!

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!

YAPI is kind of like a pizza! You can start with a plain cheese which gives you some of the essentials. Some like to add some meat! (iPad/online patient forms) and some people don't particularly want meat and will opt for veggies (automated appt confirmations/recall reminders/texting), but most people DO want The Supreme (which we call The Works!) - you get nearly everything we offer at the best value. But if you are ordering a pizza, maybe you want some hot wings (online reviews) or garlic knots (our phone screen pop integration with RingCentral or Mango Voice). Are you hungry yet? Every office is different. YAPI has pediatric practices, perio practices and a whole lot of plain old general dentistry offices and they each can choose from YAPI’s wide menu of services! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don't want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for it! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at https://www.zirc.com/products/cad-cam-block-locker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. It cuts just like a tooth with no gouging! and now it's 20% off until the end of October using the coupon code "CORE" at check out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore. Go get yourself some!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: The Peaceful Practice podcast and the MEDLed MC6 headlamp

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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Yes. The answer is yes.

Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison each have huge business successes in dentistry and they've each reached it in different ways. They are the perfect people to teach you how to run a successful dental practice and in today's episode they explain how they can help! They decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

 

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 20 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week the gang’s all here to discuss class V’s both carious and non carious

Highlights include:

For Carious Class V’s

 

Mac Jones word count:  many

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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"Nothing others do is because of you."

--Miguel Ruiz, "The Four Agreements"

But here's the deal. Nothing that YOU do is because of what others have done. What you do is your choice. 

Man. That sucks. But it's true. In today's episode I talk about how what happens to me isn't necessarily in my control but how I choose to react to it is. Every single time. It's a tough pill to swallow, but I think this will lead to significant peace in my life and I hope yours, too.

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

Dr. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They've grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really understand the business of dentistry. On today's episode we discuss how they came together (hint: it was at the Voices of Dentistry, woot!) and why they decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by prosthodontist Dr. Doug Benting to talk about treating the edentulous arch! A lot of dentists have very little experience with dentures and edentulous arches and for this reason, many (most?) dentists don't like dentures! Doug is here to help!

  • Is a high school kid that starts working in a dental lab destined to be a prosthodontist?
  • Is "all on x" all it's cracked up to be?
  • How do you know when someone's dentition is "terminal?"
  • Are we too quick to take teeth out?
  • Dealing with the psychology of people who are probably going to lose their teeth
  • New and interesting ways to treat edentulous arches with implants
  • Keeping teeth even though you know they're eventually going to be lost?
  • What's up with digital dentures? Printing dentures vs. milling
  • Instagram vs. the fundamentals...why learn dentures?

Some links from the show:

Treating the Edentulous Arch at Spear

Dentsply Sirona WaveOne Gold with X-Smart IQ handpiece the and the Gutta Smart System

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!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don't want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for it! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at https://www.zirc.com/products/cad-cam-block-locker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

When you’re layering composite it’s pretty nice to have instruments or brushes that don’t stick to your material. Cosmedent has invented a material that does this perfectly. It’s called “Brush and Sculpt” and it’s a sculpting resin that keeps instruments from sticking to your perfectly placed composites without greying or discoloring your restoration. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/brushandsculpt!

 

YAPI is kind of like a pizza! You can start with a plain cheese which gives you some of the essentials. Some like to add some meat! (iPad/online patient forms) and some people don't particularly want meat and will opt for veggies (automated appt confirmations/recall reminders/texting), but most people DO want The Supreme (which we call The Works!) - you get nearly everything we offer at the best value. But if you are ordering a pizza, maybe you want some hot wings (online reviews) or garlic knots (our phone screen pop integration with RingCentral or Mango Voice). Are you hungry yet? Every office is different. YAPI has pediatric practices, perio practices and a whole lot of plain old general dentistry offices and they each can choose from YAPI’s wide menu of services! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

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. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They've grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really understand the business of dentistry. On today's episode we discuss how they came together (hint: it was at the Voices of Dentistry, woot!) and why they decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

 

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This week Kevin flies solo again  and interviews Dr Craig Harder from Moses Lake Washington. This week’s topic is efficient crown prepping.

Highlights include:

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

 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. Alan Mead rants about those that get "called into work" and lays forth about a concept called "Yak Shaving."

Some links from the show:

Yak Shaving

Free stuff is awesome. Cool free stuff is even better. Microcopy Dental offers free samples on a lot of it's products. It's there way of letting you try before you buy. But make no mistake, their quality and efficiency will hook you! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

You’ve spent a lot of time on your clinical skills. You’ve figured out the right people to dial in restorative dentistry, implants, endo and everything else you need to keep your patients healthy. Finding clinical education and mentorship isn’t very hard because there are so many resources. Don’t you wish you could find a dental business mentor? Well...now you can! Our friend Dr. Paul Etchison and his partner Dr. Justin Bhuller are both incredibly successful dentists. They’ve figured out the business side of running a dental practice and now they offer it to you through Dental Business Mentor. Dental Business Mentor has online courses for the whole team and is created to take your entire team to the next level. Even better...Dental Hacks listeners can use the code: HACKS350 at dentalhacks.com/dentalbusinessmentor for $350 off the annual subscription! It’s time to take your business skills up a notch and our friends at dental business mentor can do it for you!

 

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Alan has talked about (bragged about?) The Francis B. Vedder Society on the show for years. He's been a member for 20 years or so and it's been very influential in his career. Some of the speakers Alan has seen in the last 20 years or so include Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Jeff Rouse, Dr. Jeff Okeson, Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Pat Allen, Dr. John Burgess, Dr. Bernard Touati and Dr. Bob Winter to name a few. It's been a literal "who's who" in dentistry lecturing to a small group of colleagues in a laid back setting.

Last weekend was the 2019 Fall meeting and the society celebrated 60 years of continuing education and fellowship. Alan recorded a "live podcast" at the event where many of the members of the Vedder society shared some funny and emotional stories of what the society has meant to them. We hope you enjoy this unconventional episode and maybe you'll consider a trip to northern Michigan next fall (September 24-27th, 2020)!

Some links from the show:

Vedder Society Website

Voices of Dentistry #DancewithLance

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!

Stuff YAPI can’t do:
1) walk your dog
2) wash your dishes
Basically YAPI can do just about everything else. For instance:
  • YAPI can take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time.
  • YAPI helps you discreetly communicate throughout your office at any time!
  • YAPI can help remind your patients of their appointments to avoid broken and failed appointments.
  • YAPI helps reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks
  • YAPI can help ask your loyal patients for reviews in the right places like Google, Facebook and Yelp!
Our friends at YAPI have solutions for all of this and more! And they can do it paperlessly! Check out all that YAPI can do for you at https://yapiapp.com/partners/dental-hacks/. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don't want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for it! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at https://www.zirc.com/products/cad-cam-block-locker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

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

Jason: Naked Training

Alan: Bloody Genius by John Sandford

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 is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski for a very exciting announcement! The two of them are launching a new podcast called "The Peaceful Practice Podcast." Alan and Dawn have been friends for over a decade. Both separately and together, they have found ways of coping with the stresses of life in professional practice; sometimes those mechanisms have been healthy, sometimes they have not. The Peaceful Practice Podcast, honestly and with a heavy dose of humor, discusses both the stress and the strategies for dealing with the stress of juggling life, family, and practice management.

There is a teaser episode on your favorite podcasting software and the first episodes drop October 7! Go subscribe now and don't miss a single episode!

Some links from the show:

The Peaceful Practice Podcast

Apple Podcasts link

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals

You’ve spent a lot of time on your clinical skills. You’ve figured out the right people to dial in restorative dentistry, implants, endo and everything else you need to keep your patients healthy. Finding clinical education and mentorship isn’t very hard because there are so many resources. Don’t you wish you could find a dental business mentor? Well...now you can! Our friend Dr. Paul Etchison and his partner Dr. Justin Bhuller are both incredibly successful dentists. They’ve figured out the business side of running a dental practice and now they offer it to you through Dental Business Mentor. Dental Business Mentor has online courses for the whole team and is created to take your entire team to the next level. Even better...Dental Hacks listeners can use the code: HACKS350 at dentalhacks.com/dentalbusinessmentor for $350 off the annual subscription! It’s time to take your business skills up a notch and our friends at dental business mentor can do it for you!

Free stuff is awesome. Cool free stuff is even better. Microcopy Dental offers free samples on a lot of it's products. It's there way of letting you try before you buy. But make no mistake, their quality and efficiency will hook you! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

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Welcome to season 1, episode 18 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again  and interviews Dr Craig Harder from Moses Lake Washington. This week’s topic is efficient crown prepping.

Highlights include:

- Craig writes for Dental Economics

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

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: Clinical_Hacks_on_Efficient_Preps_with_Craig_Harder_mixdown_01.mp3
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