The Dental Hacks Podcast

Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Mitch Ellingson about running a business. Mitch is in charge of Spear Practice Solutions, the business/consulting arm of Spear Education. Most dentists are going to run into this quandry...how can you be a great clinician and run a great business. Mitch has some thoughts. A lot of them as it turns out! Some of what we discussed:

  • The difference between a consultant and a business system
  • Can your life look like a Newport cigarette commercial?
  • What does "big data" look like with Spear Practice Solutions?
  • Case acceptance...it's not like you think (spoiler: it's about recare efficiency)
  • What is leadership really? How can Spear Practice Solutions help with this?
  • Are consultants really just brought in to fire someone?
  • How does investing in the team make a difference in your leadership and team performance?
  • Garbage in/Garbage out and practice management software

Links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Practice Solutions

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors 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!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "HACKS10" on their website they'll give you a$10 off when you buy a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

You need a YAPI puppy! No seriously, you do! They're adorable, snuggly and useful! You can clean all your screens (phone, iPad, computer) with their tummies and you can get one for free just by getting a free demo of all that YAPI can do for you! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

You know Jason Smithson from numerous appearances on the Dental Hacks and you typically think of him as a direct composite guru. But did you know he also is an amazing teacher of ceramics? You can watch his course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" at any time and on any device from the comfort of your own couch! He covers all kinds of veneer preps (including 0.3 mm reduction veneers) and vertical preparations! Cosmedent is offering this virtual course and giving listeners of the Dental Hacks a great discount! Use coupon code "HACKS" at checkout at dentalhacks.com/virtualJason for $100 off the course!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: SprintRay Pro

Alan: WaterPik Water Flosser

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: DHP_ep_268_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Let's say you had a chance to go back in time and tell yourself something about the future. Today Dr. Drew Byrnes is going to look back over the last two years of building his office to tell us what he might have done differently!

Some links from the show:

Park Smiles Dentistry (Drew's office)

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

 

Direct download: Drew_Byrnes_144.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:34am EST

Welcome to season 1, episode 26 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

You're in for a treat today as we have Joshua Austin DDS as our guest.  Josh is a podcaster (Working Interferences),  an author (Pearls for your Practice - Dental Economics), a lecturer, and is generally "kind of a big deal".

Today we talk about composites and specifically Bulk Fills.

Highlights include:

- What makes a bulk fill a bulk fill?

- Does bulk fill mean the whole tooth gets filled up every time?

- What's the downside to bulk fills?

- What about dual-cure / auto-cure Bulk fills?

- Who in the clinical hacks is bulk filling?

- What about the o.g. bulk fill amalgam?  Or Glass Ionomer?

- Josh cites studies, that's big time for us regular ass dentists.

- Follow @dentinaltube on Instagram for biomaterials goodness.

- What material would Josh use on his #1 fan?

- Powerfill / Powercure - what's the story?

- Everyone in this podcast will be at VoD presenting.. and you should come as well!

 

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_ep_26_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Missy Fryer does a lot of things well. One of her best things...financial consults with patients. On today's Dental Hacks Daily she explains EXACTLY how to present financials to patients! She explains the "three positive response" rule and the training that any team member has to have before they can talk financials with patients.

Some links from the show:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Voices of Dentistry

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

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Dr. Michael Gunson is an oral surgeon who does just one thing. Orthognathic surgery. He joins Jason and Alan to talk about his understanding or the TM joint, occlusion and how that's changed over the years. Some of our topics include:

  • Treating the TMJ is complicated. No two joints are the same. No two patients are the same.
  • What is temporomandibular dysfunction?
  • Does the literature measure what we think it's measuring?
  • How is treating TMJ troubles like understanding schizophrenia?
  • How does communication, listening and empathy relate to treating pain and dysfunction patients?
  • Nose breathing and pattern recognition
  • Pathology isn't in the thing, the pathology is in the relationships of the things
  • Adaptation and asking the wrong question
  • Hormone imbalances and classic presentations of TM dysfunction/facial development
  • The checklist gets longer and longer (like a CVS receipt)
  • What is interdisciplinary treatment?
  • Where do dentists fit in facial esthetics?
  • Mike will be teaching in a new, updated interdisciplinary treatment planning course from Spear Educastion with rock stars like Dr. Rebecca Bockow, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jim Janakievski!
  • What's the best way to create an interdisciplinary team?

Some links from the show:

Sternal Rub

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors 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!

Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage. If you use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout you'll receive a "buy one Mirror Image, get one Mirror Image for free" deal!

You need a YAPI puppy! No seriously, you do! They're adorable, snuggly and useful! You can clean all your screens (phone, iPad, computer) with their tummies and you can get one for free just by getting a free demo of all that YAPI can do for you! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "MAGIC" on their website they'll give you a free trial kit of Mirror Magic with the purchase of a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Crown, The Invisalign GP Meeting, The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

Alan: The Mandalorian, Disney+

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: DHP_ep_267_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Our clinical outcomes often depend on light cured materials. Dentists take for granted that their lights are delivering the right amount of energy, but how can you know? If you have more than one light, are they delivering the same amount? How can you make sure you aren't undercuring your light activated materials while minimizing the heat from your curing light? 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.

Our friends at Bluelight are giving away one of their checkUP devices with a 1 year subscription on the Dental Hacks Nation! All you have to do is like and comment on our post there and you're entered to win!

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 25 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews the legend himself Dr Wade Pilling about full mouth rehabilitations.

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!

Direct download: CHP_25_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

The last time we checked in with Dr. Drew Byrnes, he was just starting the building process of his beautiful new office. Now he's been in the new office for some months and he's got lots to say about the whole process! Drew tells us everything...the good, the bad and the ugly about the construction of his beautiful new office!

Some links from the show:

Park Smiles Dentistry (Drew's office)

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

 

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Jason and Alan had the privilege of sitting down with the one and only Dr. Frank Spear. We had an hour during the Spear Summit to pick up where we left off from episode 235 and it was very interesting. Frank opened the meeting with a talk that discussed the stories that dentists tell each other about where the profession is going and then presented some data that suggests a lot of these stories aren't exactly true. Some of the things we discussed:

  • Why do insurance companies cover thing so differently from state to state?
  • The beauty of practicing in groups. But not necessarily a DSO.
  • Could someone become Frank Spear in the way that Frank did considering student debt as it is now?
  • How did beautiful temporaries make a difference in Frank's career?
  • Why does Frank feel responsible to help the narrative that dentists tell each other?
  • What's the data the Frank would really like to see?
  • Why is it so impossible to compare dental businesses and income across the country? How can you compare apples to apples?
  • Take home message: things are better than dentists are telling themselves!
  • What is dental school like when your dad is Frank Spear?
  • How could dental school teach things with more context?
  • Are there useful parallels between dental and medical education?
  • How will Frank's teaching schedule be changing in the future?
  • How is the curriculum at Spear Education changing?
  • What kind of "big numbers" has Frank been impressed with lately? (spoiler: it has to do with Spear Practice Solutions)

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors 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!

You know Jason Smithson from numerous appearances on the Dental Hacks and you typically think of him as a direct composite guru. But did you know he also is an amazing teacher of ceramics? You can watch his course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" at any time and on any device from the comfort of your own couch! He covers all kinds of veneer preps (including 0.3 mm reduction veneers) and vertical preparations! Cosmedent is offering this virtual course and giving listeners of the Dental Hacks a great discount! Use coupon code "HACKS" at checkout at dentalhacks.com/virtualJason for $100 off the course!

Not all "paperless" is the same. You don't have to look any further than your office manager! YAPI can help them avoid repetitive tasks that kill productivity at the front desk! 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!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "HACKSPINK" on their website they'll give you a free 50-pack of Pink Petals when you buy a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: WaveOne Gold System

Alan: Berman Instruments Premium Line

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: DHP_ep_266_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Everything is marketing. From the parking lot, to the reception area to the way your team treats your patients...it's all marketing. Missy Fryer joins Alan to explain how a well trained team is probably some of the best marketing dollars you can spend! Missy explains how the "Dental Assistant Survival Guide-Beyond Spit Sucking" and the "Marketing Survival Guide" can change the way you and your team look at marketing your practice.

Some links from the show:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Voices of Dentistry

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

Direct download: DHD_141_final.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Welcome to season 1, episode 24 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews the legend himself Dr Wade Pilling about full mouth rehabilitations.

Highlights include:

- Kevin begs Wade to come to VOD 2020

  • Wade does helicopter skiing, Kevin does not, but he does ski!
  • Wade went to dental school in Louisville Kentucky and practices near Boise Idaho
  • Wade markets to patients to get them motivated for FMRs
  • A lot of FMR patients need orthodontics first
  • Periodontics is important in FMR
  • The records appointment is the most important
  • Photos, Panadent face bow, bite registrations and mock ups with composite.
  • Show the patient their mock up in their own mouth
  • Here is a link to Wade’s course in  2020

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: CHP_24_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

How much energy does your curing light deliver? If you have more than one light, are they delivering the same amount? How can you make sure you aren't undercuring your light activated materials while minimizing the heat from your curing light? 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. 

Our friends at Bluelight are giving away one of their checkUP devices with a 1 year subscription on the Dental Hacks Nation! All you have to do is like and comment on our post there and you're entered to win! 

Direct download: DHD_141_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Mike Skramstad and Dr. Meena Barsoum are part of the team at CEREC Doctors and they sat down to talk with Jason and Al! We talk about the history of CEREC and education in the chariside CAD/CAM world. This history is very interesting and the future is even more so! Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Is German a harder language to learn than Spanish?
  • Does Rich Rosenblatt thing Meena is the worst student he's ever had?
  • How many CEREC mills do they actually have at CEREC Doctors (spoiler alert: it's 36!)
  • What's the sweet spot for length of video?
  • When did the hands on courses switch to Primescan?
  • Is now the very best time to be a CEREC dentist?
  • What's the future of CEREC software? Will it ever be separate from the hardware?
  • Will milling outside of the CEREC ecosystem always be for experts?
  • Implant workflows in the CEREC system (milling custom healing abutments anyone?)
  • How has seeing CEREC failures helped with preparation styles?
  • What is a "ghost contact?"
  • How much are user concerns/suggestions taken into account for software/hardware upgrades?
  • Edentulous arches with CEREC Primescan and digital dentures
  • Is CEREC Doctors an international phenomenon?
  • Accept vs. Exceed vs. Level 2
  • The different classes you can take at CEREC Doctors

Some links from the show:

Dentotemp

Mango Voice

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!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "HACKS10" on their website they'll give you $10 off a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage. If you use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout you'll receive a "buy one Mirror Image, get one Mirror Image for free" deal!

Not all "paperless" is the same. You know, going paperless isn’t all about saving trees, but also saving time. Like with new patient registration. YAPI sets up your own custom welcome email that gets sent out automatically to invite your new patients to complete these forms online. Some other web forms can make it look like you’re playing digital thumb war with your phone because they aren’t actually mobile friendly…But YAPI new patient forms are totally mobile responsive for any device. 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!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: IGTV

Alan: Enova Illumination

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: DHP_ep_265_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Al has always been kind of bad at planning for the next year. Dr. Kevin Donlin is a dentist in the National Guard who has learned to plan in advance because he has to! The two of them discuss how they look ahead at holidays and vacations and how to get better at this skill. We also discuss why everyone needs to sign up for Voices of Dentistry!

Direct download: DHD_140_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Welcome to season 1, episode 23 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

By popular demand, we have Colin Lathrop back this week to discuss doing big case dentistry in composite.

Highlights include:

- What kind of patients are good candidates for a composite rehab?

- How do you do a composite rehab in a digital era?

- How can you make the process not suck?

- What are the benefits of a composite rehab?

- What materials and equipment does Colin use to make it all happen?

- How does Colin price these types of cases?

- How are these cases holding up?

 

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_ep_23__mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Missy Fryer joins Al to talk about the brand new, just released 2020 version of the "Dental Office Survival Guide!" Missy and her partner MaryBeth Bajornas have been doing their "Dental Office Survival Guides" for several years. These are the best guides on the market for training your team. Today's episode features the first two pieces of the guide called "Systems and Checklists" and the "Digging For Gold quarterly planner." Missy is one organized OM and she's created a simple and comprehensive way to get your office right up to speed!

Some links from the show:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Voices of Dentistry

Direct download: DHD_139_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Jason and Alan were joined by Chicago dentist Dr. Jim McKee. Jim is one of a special breed of dentists that has created a practice that focuses on pain patients and patients with TMJ issues.

  • How did Jim become interested in occlusion and TMJ?
  • How has imaging changed the game for Jim's patient treatment?
    • "The imaging isn't for you. The imaging is for the patients!"
  • How does pain relate to malocclusion and why is pain often the last thing to show up?
  • How does Jim "front load" the patient education process?
  • What are Jim's favorite educational aids for TMJ/pain?
  • How did oral surgeon Dr. Mark Piper influence Jim's philosophy?
  • Which comes first: airway or joints?
  • What's the best way to learn TMJ?
  • How is he using CBCT in his office? How does he use the MRI?
  • How did Jim build his restorative practice using the what he'd learned about TMJ and occlusion?
  • Can you create new patient flow by focusing on TMJ? Why shouldn't TMJ be a specialty?
  • Are TMJ specialists a "dumping ground?"
  • Direct vs. indirect treatment options for joint/muscle pain and the 4 R's
  • What is the best way to screen for TMJ issues? What questions should you ask?
  • How can you find a TMD specialist in your area? What questions should you ask?
  • Who should be on the interdisciplinary TMD team?

Some links from the show:

Spear Education Occlusion Workshop

Spear Online

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. You know, going paperless isn’t all about saving trees, but also saving time. Like with new patient registration. YAPI sets up your own custom welcome email that gets sent out automatically to invite your new patients to complete these forms online. Some other web forms can make it look like you’re playing digital thumb war with your phone because they aren’t actually mobile friendly…But YAPI new patient forms are totally mobile responsive for any device. 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!

You know Jason Smithson from numerous appearances on the Dental Hacks and you typically think of him as a direct composite guru. But did you know he also is an amazing teacher of ceramics? You can watch his course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" at any time and on any device from the comfort of your own couch! Cosmedent is offering this virtual course and giving listeners of the Dental Hacks a great discount! Use coupon code "HACKS" at checkout at dentalhacks.com/virtualJason for $100 off the course!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "BOGO" on their website they'll give you a "buy 2 12-packs and get one of the same 12-packs for free" deal! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

Go Hack Yourself

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