The Dental Hacks Podcast

Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Tarun Agarwal!

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Jason and Alan are joined by two dental social media rock stars, Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS and Irene Iancu (aka: toothlife.irene) of the Tooth or Dare podcast!

David knows young dentists. He's an educator and coach and spends a lot of his time helping new dentists find their way after dental school. His message is a lot more hopeful than what you hear from some people and his reach is really huge! David also spent some time talking about 3M's new Xerostomia Relief Spray. Dentistry hasn't done a great job for our patients with dry mouth and 3M has made a product that can really make a difference for them!

Irene Iancu is a hygienist, educator, social media maven and entrepreneur! She's got a great podcast called "Tooth or Dare" and she'll be podcasting live at the Voices of Dentistry with her new co-host. She's fascinating on a lot of levels, but we spent a lot of time explaining how she, as a hygienist, is opening a dental practice! If you've ever wondered how a dental practice owned by a "nondentist" can work, this is really interesting stuff! Apparently delays in dental office building affect everyone!

Some links from the show:

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

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

Vote for the Dental Hacks for "Favorite Dental Podcast of 2019!"

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!

YAPI can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Steelmade USA flat top grill

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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Welcome to season 1, episode 30 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back for another podcast

Highlights include:

  • Zach’s top three Christmas movies are: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and A Christmas Carol….with Captain Picard…
  • Mac’s favorite Christmas movies are : National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Friday After Next and Love Actually.
  • Kevin’s favorite  Christmas movies are : It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job Merry Chrimbus Special

We talk about sectional matrices

Kevin uses Triodent from Ultradent

Mac uses Triodent Super Curve and rarely Bioclear

Zach uses iMatrix by Pacdent

Mac mentions margin elevation bands

Zach sometimes used a Greater Curve band

All use a Tofflemire for a sole distal lesion

Mac’s top 3 products he’s thankful for:

LM dental ergomax mirror handles and Zirc crystal HD mirror heads

The Planmeca Cone Beam

The 301T dental elevator by Zoll Dental

The NSK electric Handpiece

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_ep_30_mixdown_01.mp3
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Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Tarun Agarwal!

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Teresa Duncan joins Alan to talk about the recently legal action taken by the American Dental Association against Delta Dental. Teresa's company is Odyssey Management where she used to be primarily a consultant. Now she spends most of her time educating dental teams about all things dental insurance!

This timely topic is a "must hear" for all dentists and their teams. Teresa features an in depth discussion about the lawsuit on her own podcast, "Nobody Told Me That with Teresa Duncan."

  • So what does this lawsuit mean for me?
  • The three main points of the lawsuit:
    • market allocation conspiracy
    • price fixing conspiracy
    • revenue restriction conspiracy
  • monopsony is a market structure in which a single buyer substantially controls the market as the major purchaser of goods and services offered by many would-be sellers.
  • The CEO pay gap between Delta and other "for profit" companies
  • Delta Dental "reserves"
  • Claims processors = data collection for insurance companies
  • Speculation on what might happen with this lawsuit
  • Al pitches the ADA on a podcast

Some links from the show:

Teresa's podcast episode about the ADA lawsuit against Delta Dental

The article by Dr. Mike Davis from Dentistry Today

The actual "marked up" lawsuit (caution: heavy legalese)

Employers Dental Services (EDS)

Teresa's book, "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations"

The Top 5 Reasons to go to VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas!)

  1. Our amazing speaker lineup!
  2. Enova Illumination is bringing the Zumax microscopes! Also custom, made-in-the-USA loupes and headlamps!
  3. Over 25 podcasters doing their live podcasting thing!
  4. Dr. Mark Costes' biceps
  5. Scottsdale, AZ in January!

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

Vote for the Dental Hacks for "Favorite Dental Podcast of 2019!"

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!

YAPI can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Mem-Lok membranes by Biohorizons

Alan: Harley Quinn on DC Universe

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_271_mixdown_01.mp3
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Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 28 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back together and we're talking about one of the least favorite part of our jobs, numbing people up.

Highlights this week include:

  • What kind of syringes, needles do we use?
  • What brands of anesthetic do we carry?
  • Topical?
  • How do we numb maxillary teeth?   How does it change for operative vs. endo vs. surgery?
  • How do we numb mandibular teeth?  Differences between anterior and posterior?
  • How do we troubleshoot a difficult to numb tooth?
  • Septocaine for blocks, do we do it?
  • Buffering?  Is it needed?
  • Why does Zach suck so much with anesthetic and what can he do about it?

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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Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!

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Jason and Alan had the chance to interview a bunch of superstars at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in NYC! 3M let us use their amazing booth to speak with some really interesting folks including Dr. John Weston and Dr. Artie Volker!

John is a frequent speaker on cosmetic and restorative dentistry and the Hacks talked with him about the ins and outs of seating indirect restorations!

  • The only cement in John's office: Unicem 2
  • Treating Zirconia...how do you clean (Zirconia Oxide...Ivoclean, Zirclean)
  • Unicem 2 cementation technique (one second, tack cure)
  • Multiple unit cementation (light cure)
  • QwikStrip
  • Do you really even need Ivoclean? Could alcohol or hypochlorite work? (3M says yes!)
  • Try on protocols
  • High Translucency zirconia vs. lithium disilicate
  • Anesthesia for crown cementation (almost never!)
    • gluma for the unanesthetized  patient

Artie Volker has been on the show a bunch of times and the native New Yorker doesn't disappoint! Jason and Alan discussed composites and the Bioclear method with him, with the one and only Dr. David Clark jumping in a couple times to steal the show! (he just couldn't resist!)

  • Artie took a train to see us at the GNYDM!
  • The scourge of "black triangles!"
  • Using Bioclear to finish orthodontics/Invisalign
  • The Bioclear road show
  • Patient centered vs. dentist centered care and "Show me the x-ray!"

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

Vote for the Dental Hacks for "Favorite Dental Podcast of 2019!"

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!

YAPI can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: American Academy of Clear Aligners

Alan: Gutta-Smart by Dentsply Sirona

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_270_mixdown_01.mp3
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Do us a favor and go vote for the Dental Hacks podcast at www.dentalhacks.com/vote!

Enjoy a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Ryan McCall!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 28 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

Mac Jones passed out just prior to the recording due to stress and anxiety, don't worry he's ok

Kevin and Zach powered through.  This was recording during Thanksgiving week and the gang wanted to give thanks for different dental products that make their life easier or save/make them money.

Highlights include, but are not limited to:

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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Do us a favor and go vote for the Dental Hacks podcast at www.dentalhacks.com/vote!

Enjoy a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Ryan McCall!

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Jason and Alan had the privilege to speak with Dr. Rebecca Bockow, a dual trained orthodontist/periodontist and cutting edge advocate for understanding airway. Rebecca has been teaching at Spear Education for a couple of years and will be one of the instructors in the newly revamped "interdisciplinary treatment planning" course that Spear is putting together. She's also been featured on our "Queens of the Airway" episodes as well. The Dental Hacks had a wide ranging discussion with Rebecca which included:

  • How does a dentist decide on a dual specialty and why orthodontics/periodontics? (spoiler: she almost ended up as a prosthodontist!)
  • Expansion before expansion was cool
  • The Airway "Ah HA" moment
  • How teaching is a type of marketing for a reknowned specialist like Rebecca
  • The paradigm shift to treating younger patients orthodontically
  • Pediatric airway screening with a one page questionnaire
  • What in the whole world needs to change to better address airway issues
  • How can regular dentists understand and evaluate the literature about airway
  • How to rehabilitate a patient with excessive wear/gummy smile and more
  • Looking at how the malocclusion/skeletal development came to be
  • What's Rebecca's "elevator pitch" about how to incorporate airway into your practice
  • How do gummy smiles and airway relate to each other?
  • How to open the palatal suture once you're an adult (TAD expanders vs. Hyrax expanders)
  • Surgery + orthodontics = airway magic
  • What % of people breathe through their nose?
  • How do we evaluate tongue tie?

Becca is a genius and if you get a chance to see her teach, DO NOT MISS IT!

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!

YAPI can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: 00s Rock Anthems

 

Alan: J. Geils Band, "Showtime"

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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Enjoy the second episode of the Dental Hacks Podcast! 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 27 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

You've heard Kevin Fryer be the interviewer before, but it's his turn to be the interviewee.

What's the back story on Kevin?

  • childhood dental trauma actually turned Kevin into a dental enthusiast
  • 1989 Graduate of THE Ohio State University
  • Regular-ass dentistry for the first 25 years
  • Strupp's mailed newsletter was a practice changer for him in the non-internet era
  • Dental Town was a paradigm shift
  • PowerProx braces was his first step into his current practice life
  • Cerec was a massive practice shift
  • 3D Dentists got him into sleep apnea, implants, and more ortho
  • Implant Pathway got him 10X'd on his Implants
  • Multiple Equipment purchases, Cone Beam, newer Cerec - is it paying off?
  • Would Kevin do it again?  Would he do it in a different order?

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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Enjoy the very first episode in of the Dental Hacks Podcast! 

Direct download: Classic_ep_1_01.mp3
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