The Dental Hacks Podcast (dental)

Alan talks with Dr. Craig Harder about his recent news exposure! Craig has been printing reusable masks for health care professionals in his town in Washington and has had several great news stories written about his efforts! Craig tells us how he's printing them and how he's customizing them for nurses and doctors in his area! We talk about how to print a 3D mask as well as whether our existing universal precautions were enough. Infection control in dentistry has always been a huge deal and we wonder if people are going to criticize what we've been doing!

Some links from the show:

 Moses Lake Dentist uses time, materials to help other medical professionals

Moses Lake Dentist 3D Printing Reusable Masks for Healthcare Workers

Bellus3D

Bellus3D Mask Fitter

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Have you had your fill of Coronavirus talk? We get it...and we're here for you! Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with and hear a lecture from Dr. Gregg Kinzer of Spear Education! Earlier this week Jason and Alan hosted Gregg in a Facebook Live where he did a live presentation of the "Treatment Planning Dark Teeth in the Esthetic Zone." It's an exclusive look for Dental Hacks Listeners of a module from Spear Education's study clubs! Gregg is an incredible educator and he offers some really amazing insights into the common problem of dark front teeth! If you'd like to watch the presentation you can head over to the Dental Hacks Nation and replay it there!

Do you like what you've seen/heard? You need to find a Spear Study Club in your neck of the woods or start one of your own!

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Study Clubs

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!

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand this and have a great idea for you! What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert like Kay to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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 speaks with Dr. Matt Standridge about taking advantage of the time that we're not going to be in the office. Al and Matt are both long term weight loss stories. Matt is a primal health coach and podcaster at the Ketodontist Podcast and he can be reached at ketodontist@gmail.com. We discuss some of the habits that we can work on while we're shut down. We talk about:

  • eating habits
  • exercise habits
  • sleep habits

Also...go check out the Dental Hacks Fat Attack FB group! 

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This is a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE!

There is nothing wrong with your podcast app. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image; make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your podcast app. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the Clinical Hacks Podcast

Special thanks to Josh and Lance

Oh yeah, we discuss crown preps too. Enjoy!

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Alan had a chance to discuss how the UK has been affected by the coronavirus with one of our favorite guests, Dr. Jason Smithson. He describes what's been going on in his part of England as well as how the government is handling it there. Jason describes what dentists are being asked to do with regard to emergency dentistry and how it differs from what's happening across the United States. He's interesting as always but gives some perspective from an educator's point of view as well. You're going to get a lot out of this one!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Gary DeWood from Spear Education about what we can expect during the Coronavirus crisis. Gary's message is one that we all could use right now and we're grateful for him giving us some time. Some of the things we discussed:

  • What do you do when you find yourself at the edge of the cliff and you don't know what to do?
  • This is a "government mandated" economic downturn which makes it interesting and scary
  • What should we be doing with our teams? What about the potential bill being passed?
  • Tax credits vs. tax "cut"
  • Do a 4 week "break even"
  • Own the fear/angst
  • "It's hard to make a plan when you don't know what the rules are"
  • Furlough vs. layoff
  • What should we expect with regard to infection control? Are "universal precautions" still universal?
  • testing and how many people actually have the virus?
  • hopeful information about this virus
  • what's a the story on the n95 mask
  • How is coronavirus like a horrible game of telephone

Some links from the show:

Spear Online

MedCram youtube channel

The Pennsylvania law referenced (it has been updated)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: ManyChat

Alan: Garmin Connect/My Fitness Pal

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!

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand this and have a great idea for you! What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert like Kay to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

"YAPI POP," what is that? Well, YAPI is all about making things more efficient, including names..POP stands for Practice Online Portal and it’s a way for you to still manager your day, and communicate with patients, from anywhere… You don’t need any expensive Remote Desktop software now to get the most important realtime information about your patients. You can securely sign into YAPI POP using any device to see your schedule, patient medical alerts, previous and upcoming visits and even send or receive realtime texts through YAPI. In fact, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, overnight YAPI just released the ability to mass text all patients on any given appointment date and you can do this from home! It’s a huge time saver and lets you manage each day as your schedule may change with ease. They’re the paperless pros, so now your new or existing patients can do something from home too.. they can sign an online COVID-19 screening form using their own phone or computer prior to dental treatment. YAPI wants you and your patients to stay healthy with easy to use technology. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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. Artie Volker is a dentist in Queens, New York. NYC is ground zero of our current Coronavirus crisis and Alan talks with him about what he's seeing on the ground there. The two of them discuss what's going through their heads about the problems dentistry is facing and may face in the future. It turns out that we have a lot more questions than answers!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

 

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This is part 2 of our discussion with Dr Rick DePaul of Powerprox 6 Month Braces Fame

Highlights include:

  1. Patients want it
  2. Improves your cosmetic “eye”
  3. It sets up cosmetic crown and veneer cases

4. It improves your photography

5. It’s conservative

6. Low start up costs

7. Indirect bracket bonding rocks

8. Digital Planning with Inman Lab

We discuss clear aligners

9. Orthodontics is team driven

10. Orthodontics leads to a lot of other dentistry

Here is the Powerprox website!

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Alan sat down to talk with Jacob, his 10 year old son about our current Coronavirus crisis. It's kind of silly, kind of fun and a little bit of a relief to realize that this kiddo is taking it in stride!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

 

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 Jason and Alan spend some time checking in after the first serious week of change after the Coronavirus. Both of us have closed our offices to everything except emergencies. Some of the discussion points:

  • What are Jason and Al doing with their practices?
  • How did the “emergency only” decision get made?
  • How are the employees taking it?
  • Everything is happening FAST
  • Feels like a sci-fi movie
  • Feels like we know a tidal wave is coming
  • Offices that are staying open...predictions?
  • Now is the time to contact creditors and see what kind of breaks they can give you
  • What are we doing to keep productive?
  • Podcast: do we keep delivering similar “normal” content?
    • Talk to some people in banking/finance
    • Maybe talk to some people in the dental associations?

Go Hack Yourself

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 POP," what is that? Well, YAPI is all about making things more efficient, including names..POP stands for Practice Online Portal and it’s a way for you to still manager your day, and communicate with patients, from anywhere… You don’t need any expensive Remote Desktop software now to get the most important realtime information about your patients. You can securely sign into YAPI POP using any device to see your schedule, patient medical alerts, previous and upcoming visits and even send or receive realtime texts through YAPI. In fact, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, overnight YAPI just released the ability to mass text all patients on any given appointment date and you can do this from home! It’s a huge time saver and lets you manage each day as your schedule may change with ease. They’re the paperless pros, so now your new or existing patients can do something from home too.. they can sign an online COVID-19 screening form using their own phone or computer prior to dental treatment. YAPI wants you and your patients to stay healthy with easy to use technology. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand and made an interesting pitch to me. What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

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_284_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan speaks with Dr. Caroline Zeller about the evolving coronovirus situation in the United States. Caroline is a dentist in an interesting situation. She has advanced training in oral surgery and splits her time amongst 4 different practices in Oregon delivering oral surgery services to underserved populations. She's working on her masters in public health, she's a delegate to the ADA and she's on the board of the Oregon Dental Association. As well, she has a terrific podcast called "Removing the Bite Block." In the episode we discuss the increasing pressure from our professional organizations for dentists to move to "emergency only" treatment. A few highlights:

  • If you think we're talking about universal precautions, you're missing the point. This is about people staying home and social distancing.
  • What constitutes an emergency: pain, swelling, fever and infection.

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Sit back, pour yourself a Quarantini (That's 2 parts Gin, 1 Part Emergen-C tablet or Airborne), socially distance yourself, and listen to our main man Rick DePaul of PowerProx 6 Month Braces fame .

We discuss our favorite episodes of "The Office" to kick it off and then get into Rick DePaul's origin story.

How did Rick get into dentistry and subsequently into ortho?

How did Kevin get into ortho?

Do Mac and Zach even know what a bracket is?

How does Rick teach ortho in 2020?

Enjoy and "Spoiler Alert"  we'll catch him next week!

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Jason and Alan got to talk about Nebraska comfort food (Runza) and how to effectively help your patients pay for bigger case dentistry. Dave Roehr of Proceed Finance sat down with Jason and Alan and told them about how he got into the business of patient finance. It's a pretty great story, actually! Be sure to check out Proceed Finance for your big case/elective dentistry needs!

 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Zirconia is widely used. Many love it, some hate it. But there aren't many people that know more about it than the one and only Dr. Mike DiTolla! Mike joins Jason and Alan to answer questions from the Dental Hacks Nation about all things zirconia! Some topics we cover:

  • Mike's shoulder surgery experience and why you shouldn't feel too bad about missing a block again.
  • How Mike invented zirconia (Al's word, not his)
  • Is zirconia too strong?
  • Can you bond zirconia? And how does that work?
  • How does the lab approach zirconia (e.g.--die space, etc.)
  • 30 micron margins! Crown margins = really narrow class V restoration
  • Best ways to adjust zirconia (water on, very fine diamond)
  •  Mike and Josh Austin's AMAZING performances at VoD 2020!
  • What is zirconia's Kryptonite and why do we have to clean zirconia before cementing/bonding?
  • Best way to open an access/drill a hold into a zirconia crown and how to repair
  • Blended zirconia materials
  • Will zirconia eventually take over?
  • Cementing vs. bonding
  • The Lipscomb Scale of how much it sucks to remove zirconia crowns
  • How to get some free polishing and cementing tools from Ivoclar-Vivadent

Some links from the show:

Glidewell Laboratory

Optragloss Universal polishers

ContacEZ 

Zir-Cut Burs

Microcopy VF finishers

Ceramir cement

Ivoclean

SpeedCEM Plus

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!

Organization is so important in all facets of your dental office. You have systems for your front desk. But what about systems for how you handle your clinical set ups? There are a ton of systems for organizing instruments, but our friends at Zirc make it easy for you to pick what’s exactly right for you! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Also, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020...you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Happy St. Hacky's Day! YAPI is celebrating this grand holiday with an iPad giveaway! All you have to do is head over to the Dental Hacks Nation and "like" or comment on the thread featuring the adorable YAPI puppy in his St. Patrick's Day finest! Everyone knows that YAPI are the paperless people and they want to help you get paperless with this amazing iPad giveaway! Go check it out on the Dental Hacks Nation!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Mevo Start streaming camera

Alan: Woebot.io

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. Randy Houska is an interesting guy. He's a dentist in Vermillion, South Dakota which is home to the University of South Dakota. Alan and Randy discuss the pros and cons of being a dentist in a university town. Then Alan brings up a problem he's having with a particular earworm. Somehow, he can't get "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty out of his head. Then they talked about AC/DC and team building events.  Even though Randy is a self-professed "regular-ass" dentist he has an amazing Twitter following that you should definitely check out! 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs! 

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Today we discuss what might seem like a mundane topic, yet it's a procedure that most of us do 8 to 16+ times a day and some surprising discussion actually came up from the longest hygiene exam of all-time. Can you make a career out of hygiene checks? Mac tells us about someone who does. How often do you check your patients?How long do you spend in there?   What do you do when something is wrong that might take more time to talk about? Do your hygienists help you fill the schedule if there's something that could be done same day?

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Memorie Valentine is a hygienist with interesting experiences! She's practiced in several states in lots of different kinds of offices and has a lot of wisdom about communicating patient needs. Alan and Memorie talk about the concept of "planting seeds" about treatment. It turns out that some of the the very best people to plant those seeds are the hygienists that spend the bulk of their time with patients! 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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How many teeth have we done root canal therapy on that we probably never should have in the first place? It's an uncomfortable topic because we have to be humble about our ability to diagnose and treatment plan for success!

Dr. Lou Berman joined Jason and Alan for an in person interview from the Spear Summit 2019! We dove right in to cover a bunch of interesting endodontic topics!

  • How do you know when you SHOULDN'T start endodontic therapy? How do you evaluate the foundation before the house is built?
  • Creating Spear Education's endodontics curriculum
  • Root resorption...what's up with that? It's not coming from the pulp, it's coming from the periodontium (external)...it's NOT an endodontic problem!
  • Orthodontics and root resorption...feline herpetic viruses?
  • The financial commitment of endo (and retreatment)
  • "Root canals don't work on me"
  • Endo temporaries (why don't we seal the access?)
  • Single appointment endo vs. multiple appointment
  • Leaving teeth open
  • Berman Instruments new premium line!
  • Al's rubber dam clamp!

Some links from the show:

The Scope Curious Facebook group

Enova Illumination

Zumax Microscopes

CJ Optik Microscopes

Global Microscopes

Labomed Microscopes

Berman Instruments

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Practice management software is great. It’s a great big bucket of patient information that you keep adding to every day. You’ve got to have it. But what your practice management software can’t do is tell you when Karen is running late. Or that Bill mentioned in a text that he’s ready to do that crown. Our friends at YAPI love your practice management software, but they want to help you get the most out of it! That’s why they created the “Practice Dashboard.” The Practice Dashboard gives you a bird’s eye view of your office. At a glance, you’ll know patient’s readiness and priority: who is checking in, who is filling out paperwork, who is ready to be seated, who has been waiting for too long and who is running late. This real-time information enables dental teams to optimize patient flow, minimize delays, reduce patients’ wait times and handle the unexpected. So basically, Practice Dashboard from YAPI takes the information in that big bucket and puts it in front of the right people at the right time. Check out Practice Dashboard and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Organization is so important in all facets of your dental office. You have systems for your front desk. But what about systems for how you handle your clinical set ups? There are a ton of systems for organizing instruments, but our friends at Zirc make it easy for you to pick what’s exactly right for you! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Also, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020...you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan:  Carbon Black Non-latex dental dam

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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 had a chance to talk to Clinical Hack Dr. Zach Meiners about what he does when he's not being a dentist! Zach is a Kansas City Chiefs fan and happened to attend the Super Bowl in Miami earlier this year!

  • What you didn't see at the Super Bowl
  • living near decent sport teams
  • how well does he disengaging from the profession when he's not at work?
  • social media: do the positives outweigh the negatives!

The Clinical Hacks!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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The Clinical hacks this week discuss regular ass magnification.   Mac tries to be coy with his 3.5X loupes... THEN mid-episode has a reveal you won't want to miss.  Kevin one ups everyone with his level of magnification, but mainly because his eyes suck big time.   Zach has the most pathetic journey of magnification you could imagine, but admittedly he's on a pathway towards redemption.   Does your team magnify?  Do you magnify at home like we do?    How about headlights?

Tell us more about how you magnify at the office and get on there to make fun of Zach and his overseas cheap loupes on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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Jason and Alan discuss the coronavirus. Our take is uninformed by evidence. But don't worry. We're totally right. 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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If you're a dentist and you are trying to get case acceptance, that means you're a salesperson. You might not love the wording, but the concept is true. If you are explaining the pros and cons of treatment, the benefits of treatment and consequences of no treatment...you're a salesperson! Jeff Palmer of the Case Acceptance Academy explains how to help patients move forward in an ethical and predictable way! We discussed a lot of topics including:

  • Where did Jeff come from? How did he learn his case acceptance techniques.
  • Why is case acceptance part of marketing?
  • How do you measure case acceptance?
  • "Marketing can't control what happens after the phone rings"
  • In person coaching vs. online training (Jeff can do both)
  • The exam isn't the case presentation! (diagnose first, treatment plan second)
  •  "You need a..." is the wrong move after diagnosis
  •  Show, tell, ask
  • After you show the patient then shut up. Don't be the first one to speak.
  • Having a staff member ask the questions that the patient is probably thinking
  • Where is the best place to present the case? (you need a monitor and privacy)
  • Phone skills are KEY!

Some links from the show:

Jeff's website: The Case Acceptance Academy

The Dream podcast

Al's photo: 

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To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you’ve got to be organized. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. 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! If you’re doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! This is a really cool product and right now Zirc is offering the Dental Hacks Nation a really great price. If you use the coupon code “DHLOCKER” on their website at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker they’re offering 20% off deal of their large or small block locker! This is a shockingly good deal! You’re going to love how Zirc can organize your CAD/CAM work space and you’re going to love 20% off using  Zirc...because time is everything!

If you could take a course from a living legend, wouldn’t you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! And here's the deal...this course is almost sold out, so you need to act now! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

New patient exams are your offices best way to make a great impression! You get to meet the patient, show them the facility, get to know them and what they want from a new dental office. You know what the worst possible situation is? When the patient shows up a touch late and hasn’t filled out any forms. All of the sudden, your team’s schedule is off, your schedule is off and a chance to make a great impression is bogged down by a bunch of nasty paperwork. Our friends at YAPI have this situation solved. New patients of the practice can access your forms directly from your practice website or via email. They can complete and submit their forms from any device. Your team can review submitted forms and quickly import patient information to your practice management software with no manual entry! Check out YAPI’s online forms and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: warrant in debt for collections

Alan: BlueView Varistrip matrix from Garrison Dental Solutions

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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Jason and Alan are joined by Lisa Moler of MedMark Media and Dr. Erin Elliott of Erin Elliot fame! They sat down to discuss a bunch of stuff on the second day of Voices of Dentistry! Topics include:

  • How does one start a dental media company?
  • The ZZZ Pack Podcast!
  • Creating publications for specialists
  • Dental Sleep Practice magazine
  • What happens when you catch the sleep bug?
  • Podcasting as "infotainment" (start with the "-tainment", move to the "info-")
  • MedMark and social media...where are the big guys?
  • Put it out there, you can't control how people react to your message
  • Podcasts are social media
  • The community that we've built through podcasting and social media
  • Who are the "right" providers for sleep and airway?
  • You don't have to treat, but you need to screen

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Sit back and relax while we pound out some Class 4's together.  Kevin hates the really small DILFs, but he's not no problem with the big ones.   Mac and Zach kick it old school with some microhybrid love and try to convince Kevin that his "one composite fits all" just isn't going to cut it for these pesky chips.   We talk matrices, bevels (we like big bevels and we cannot lie), total etch, sandblasting, isolation, composite types, polishing and so much more.  Frankly, in the time it takes to listen to the show you probably could've done 2-3 DILFs and already be back in your private office enjoying a Marlboro Red.

If you have opinions about MILFs please visit our Facebook Page and let us know where we got it right (and by right, we mean wrong).

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Jason and Alan were joined by Tom and Vanessa from Localmed. Localmed was the Platinum sponsor of Voices of Dentistry 2020 and we really appreciate their support! Some of the things we talked about:

  • goats (duh)
  • Tom's elevator pitch (what is Localmed and what does it to)
  •  How to create a chance for a patient to book a real appointment anywhere your practice has presence on the internet!
  •  Will websites eventually be unnecessary?
  • What do smartphone and internet savvy patients really want?

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Brian Colao knows DSOs. He's an attorney that helps people create and administer DSOs. He's been a frequent guest on the Dental Hacks and he gave Jason and Alan some of his time at the recent Voices of Dentistry meeting. We went deep on the topic of DSOs and covered a lot of information:

  • What is a DSO? (spoiler: "A DSO is an entity that provides nonclinical administrative support services to a dental practice that is owned by a licensed dentist.")
  • From one practice to thousands
  • When did we start to really see DSOs take hold
  • The episode where we met Brian, "DSOs and Digital Smile Design (DHP186)"
  • Was there a DSO bubble?
  •  Denovo vs. Acquisitions
  • What to do if a DSO approaches you?
  • How do you research a DSO that might want to acquire your office?
  • Brian thinks that there is probably a DSO that could fit most any office...go to a conference
  • What are DSO deals looking like for selling dentists?
  • The facts from Brian's mouth to your ears: DSOs are at 23% market penetration in the U.S. dental market right now. He predicts that there will be 80% market penetration in 7-10 years. He feels that you should plan accordingly.
  • EBITA: "Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, and Amortization"
  • What does a DSO look like?

Some links from the show:

Dykema DSO conference (use coupon code: VOD2020 for a discount), July 15-17th at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.

Dykema's website

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Our friends at Cosmedent are offering a course by Dr. Rhodri Thomas called “The Art of Resin.” It’s this coming May 14th and 15th at the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago overlooking Michigan avenue! Rhodri is a dentist and artist who has an interesting take on resin and cosmetic dentistry. Rhodri will demonstrate step-by-step simple and complex Class IVs,  a direct resin veneer, how to mask a discolored tooth and the steps for mastering finishing and polishing. You will be able to practice all the exercises live with Dr. Thomas and gain invaluable feedback as you work. There will also be pre-recorded instructional videos of each stage to ensure everyone is supported regardless of clinical speed. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Rhodri!

Are you in one of those offices where the system for team communication consists of “yelling down the hallway?” Come on guys, that’s so late 90’s. It’s time for you to get up to speed and get your team on the same page! Our friends at YAPI have figured intra office communications out! YAPI understands that a team that communicates is a team that’s happy and productive! Check out YAPI’s intra office messaging and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

OK CAD/CAMmers...I want you to imagine a workspace so clean and organized that you won’t even recognize your operatory. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.The coolest thing about the Block Organizer is how it was created to fit within existing cabinets! You won’t need to change anything in your workflow except the extra time that you’ll save! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Toys That Made Us

Alan: NSK Forza M5

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!

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Today's episode of Dental Hacks Shorts is actually an episode of "The Peaceful Practice" podcast that Alan does with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski. It's a departure from the Dental Hacks, yet I think it's a good one to hear! Please enjoy our discussion of "getting outside your comfort zone!"

With Dawn's kettlebell competition looming, Alan and Dawn discuss the path to self actualization being paved with discomforts, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Controversy this week! Kevin Fryer is pro-biteguard with his NTI's and sleep appliances. Mac goes on a mile long rant about biteguards and how much they suck. Frankly it's the most passion I've seen from Mac on a dental topic. Zach is pro-biteguard but despite efforts to make biteguards affordable, they are still a tough sell and even tougher to get people to comply with.

We discuss various types of niteguards and how we make them and implement them in our offices. Occlusion and biteguards a a divisive topic and if you want to weigh in and let us know how wrong we are, please head to the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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Dr. Mike Keller (aka: "Soft Hands") joined Alan once again to talk about the he practices dentistry! A self professed "regular ass" dentist is co-owner of a large (by Al's standards, anyhow) practice in Delaware. Some of the things we talked about:

  • what it's like to own but not manage (unicorn?)
  • why does he dislike "blue" days? (scheduling)
  • Mike describes the beach life in Delaware
  • Al is not good at plowing snow
  • Can you quit social media?
  • Al's Rio 800 mp3 player

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!

  • How did Jeni and Vince start with Instagram? For patients? For dentists?
  • Sharing vs. oversharing (authenticity helps define this)
  • Content creators and "feeding the beast"
  • What works on Instagram
  • Alan's fat thumbs
  • How to delegate office social media
  • How do you know what will get social media traction? (Goats, the answer is goats.)
  • Instagram Stories vs. main page
  • Al's bleach accident on his dad
  • Jeni and Vince are engaged to be married and they work together (a little bit...not full time)
  • Vince's amazing/interesting business model (traveling orthodontist)
  • Bioclear + orthodontics is a match made in heaven
  • Selling and buying specialty practices
  • CE for specialists (orthodontists specifically)
  • Orthodontists and aligners. Is there such a thing as a "plastic only" office?
  • Should someone else do your social media/Instagram? (spoiler: NO!)

Some links from the show

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!

This one goes out to all the CAD/CAMming, chairside milling, single appointment crowning folks in the Dental Hacks Nation. Y’all folks don’t always get the love that you deserve, but today is your day. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.  Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Let’s say you’re at the Chicago Midwinter meeting and you’re looking for a great ramen restaurant. There are a lot of them, so how do you choose? Well obviously...you look at the reviews! Consumers are drawn to good reviews when they’re looking for any kind of business and your dental office is no different. Our friends at YAPI understand this. YAPI™ generates quality, authentic online reviews by automatically inviting your patients to leave reviews on the sites that matter most, such as Google, Facebook, and Healthgrades. With YAPI™, your patients get an automatic review request via SMS with a link that allows them to post a review while they are still in your office or any time later. YAPI™ also makes it easy for your patients to relate any negative experience directly with your practice. This feature helps collect feedback from patients, and it encourages any patient who may have had less than ideal experience to reach out to your practice and share their concerns privately. Your office can really benefit from great reviews in all the right places and YAPI can make it happen! Check out Instareview and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

If you had the chance to take a course from a living legend, wouldn't you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DYNAVISTA Full Motion Universal Ceiling Projector Mount Bracket

Alan: The Antigen Podcast and Call Her Daddy 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.

 

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!

  • How did Jeni and Vince start with Instagram? For patients? For dentists?
  • Sharing vs. oversharing (authenticity helps define this)
  • Content creators and "feeding the beast"
  • What works on Instagram
  • Alan's fat thumbs
  • How to delegate office social media
  • How do you know what will get social media traction? (Goats, the answer is goats.)
  • Instagram Stories vs. main page
  • Al's bleach accident on his dad
  • Jeni and Vince are engaged to be married and they work together (a little bit...not full time)
  • Vince's amazing/interesting business model (traveling orthodontist)
  • Bioclear + orthodontics is a match made in heaven
  • Selling and buying specialty practices
  • CE for specialists (orthodontists specifically)
  • Orthodontists and aligners. Is there such a thing as a "plastic only" office?
  • Should someone else do your social media/Instagram? (spoiler: NO!)

Some links from the show

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!

This one goes out to all the CAD/CAMming, chairside milling, single appointment crowning folks in the Dental Hacks Nation. Y’all folks don’t always get the love that you deserve, but today is your day. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.  Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Let’s say you’re at the Chicago Midwinter meeting and you’re looking for a great ramen restaurant. There are a lot of them, so how do you choose? Well obviously...you look at the reviews! Consumers are drawn to good reviews when they’re looking for any kind of business and your dental office is no different. Our friends at YAPI understand this. YAPI™ generates quality, authentic online reviews by automatically inviting your patients to leave reviews on the sites that matter most, such as Google, Facebook, and Healthgrades. With YAPI™, your patients get an automatic review request via SMS with a link that allows them to post a review while they are still in your office or any time later. YAPI™ also makes it easy for your patients to relate any negative experience directly with your practice. This feature helps collect feedback from patients, and it encourages any patient who may have had less than ideal experience to reach out to your practice and share their concerns privately. Your office can really benefit from great reviews in all the right places and YAPI can make it happen! Check out Instareview and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

If you had the chance to take a course from a living legend, wouldn't you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DYNAVISTA Full Motion Universal Ceiling Projector Mount Bracket

Alan: The Antigen Podcast and Call Her Daddy 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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Dr. Margaret Frankel and her assistant Dena Grissman are a dental team by day and competitive ice skaters on the weekends! Alan had a chance to talk with them about their history as friends, skating teammates and now co-workers! Margaret and Dena will be heading to an upcoming national competition in the coming weeks!

 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

 

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Another episode live from VoD!   This time we get Daniel Smith, DDS in the hot seat and he talks about transitioning his office from a privately owned family business to a Heartland owned DSO.

What are the pros?   What are the cons?   Does Daniel have to sell every patient 4 quads of SRP and 87 sites of Arestin?    Is every DO a crown now?

We talk a little more business than usual this week, but also tried to touch on some of the clinical stigmas that DSO's may or may not be known for.

Are you with a DSO?   If so let us know what your experience is like on the Clinical Hacks FB Page!

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It's OK if you don't like surgery. No really...you don't have to love everything about dentistry. Dr. Craig Harder is a self professed "regular ass" dentist from Moses Lake, WA and he joined Alan on the day before the Voices of Dentistry meeting started to talk about some great stuff:

  • You could potentially survive for a year eating only potatoes.
  • Some dentists don't like surgery. And they're still good people.
  • Surgery--->more complications than crowns and filling
  • It's all about the reps...including how to handle complications
  • Hands on surgery courses should allow you to treat implant/surgery complications
  • Orthodontics is a whole different animal than dentistry. Treating faces vs. teeth.
  • Craig has a special olfactory superpower. 

 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

 

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The Dental Hacks were joined by two rock stars for an amazing Brain Trust at the Voices of Dentistry meeting! Dr. Danny Domingue and Dr. Daniel Smith joined Jason and Alan at their booth in Scottsdale to talk about a variety of interesting topics!

  • The Holidome where VoD #1 took place
  • Danny Domingue's incredible residency experiences
  • Daniel Smith's military AEGD and life on a ship
  • Dr. Justin Moody throwing stuff at us
  • Al's norovirus experience
  • The best implant training options
  • Working with family as a dentist
  • What do you do when you aren't being a dentist?
  • Dr. Cory Glenn and his Walmart pants

Some links from the show:

Daniel Smith's episode of the Alan Mead Experience

Loma Linda implant residency

Implant Pathway

Implants in Black and White

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!

Zirc has something new and cool for CAD/CAM dental teams! When it comes to storing milling blocks for CAD/CAM Milling Machines, they can often end up scattered in drawers. This makes it impossible to take inventory at a glance or find what you need when you need it. The new Block Organizer™ is here to help! They fit inside most drawers and are designed to help organize the chaos by providing a well labeled, storage system within your existing cabinetry. Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Why pay 4 different places for 4 different services when YAPI can do it all for you for one great price? Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI .YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Otter AI

Alan: Brasseler/NSK electric surgical handpiece

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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Image result for Dr. Melissa ZettlerDentists and their toys. We're famous for it. Is it a bad idea? Good idea?

Dr. Melissa Zettler joins Alan to talk about some of the toys they've recently purchased (Al got another microscope, Melissa got the Primescan). Is it always a bad idea? What about when it makes you more excited to go to work? Return on investment is often difficult to calculate on a new piece of equipment or fun instrument. But sometimes a toy can give you the shot in the arm that you've been looking for. Melissa and Al are both mid-career dentists and they discuss the fact that this quandary about dental toys might not apply to younger dentists due to the increase debt loads that they face.

 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 35 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The Clinical Hacks Live from VOD!

Highlights include:

  • The gang is back together live!
  • The gang discusses the State Of The Union
  • And regular ass dentistry
  • And a Clinical Hacks love fest
  • Shout out to the Ketodontist, Matthew Standridge
  • Shout out to August De Oliveira
  • Shout out to T-Bone
  • Shout out to Erin Elliott
  • Shout out to Digital Enamel
  • Shout out to Steak 44
  • Go Chiefs!
  • What do the fans want to hear about?
  • Come to VOD 2021
  • Mac Jones word count… many

 

Direct download: CHP_35.mp3
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The Voices of Dentistry is a great dental meeting, but it's also a great chance to get together with your internet friends! Dr. Kevin Fryer (just call him Kevin) joined Alan before the meeting kicked off to talk about a bunch of fun stuff:

  • What's the story with being called "Doctor"
  • Yea or nay on keyboards in rock music
  • Patients that "fly in to see me"
  • Materials expiration dates
  • Pinewood Derby

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

Direct download: DHS01.mp3
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Jason and Alan did a thing at Voices of Dentistry 2020! We entitled the podcast "7 Hacks for Your Practice" and it was a lot of fun! We talked about 7 things that we've used or done in our practices and we think they might be helpful for you, too!

  1. Startup Hacks with Jason
  2. the WAMkey (GoldenDent)
  3. Using Invisalign in practice (Invisalign)
  4. Having a parent as a dentist
  5. Headlamps (Enova Illumination)
  6. WaveOne System by Dentsply Sirona 
  7. The Dental Hacks Academy

Some links from the show:

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Can you really have "one cement to rule them all?" Cosmedent thinks so. They've got a new self etching resin cement that is really easy to clean up, has low film thickness and handles like a dream. If you've been hesitant to move to a resin cement for everything...Rock cement may be just the thing you need! Plus...if you use coupon code "ROCK" at checkout on Cosmedent's website, you'll get 20% off of your ROCK order! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/rock!

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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The Clinical Hacks Get White

Highlights include:

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The one and only Dr. David Clark of Bioclear fame joins the Dental Hacks to talk about what's new in injection molded composite dentistry! Some of the highlights:

  • The 3M/Bioclear Road Show for 2020 dates are now available!
  • Why do dentists focus on shade match so much?
  • David's materials selection:
  • Smoothness >>> shape >>> shade
  • How is Bioclear going to change black triangles?
  • Black triangles are uglier to people than dark teeth or crowded teeth
  • What is a "Bioclear specialist"
  • What is black triangle certification?
  • What's the easiest way to become certified for black triangles?
  • David Clark wants Alan to teach a certification course
  • Bioclear in the dental schools!

Some links from the show:

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Dr. Corky Willhite is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in the U.S. and he's an amazing teacher. He's offering his course "Ultimate Esthetics: Anterior Composite Compositions."  The course is offered May 20-2, 2020 at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Corky covers treatment planning, execution and even marketing of cosmetic composite rehabs. This is a one of a kind course and not to be missed! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DSD (Digital Smile Design) App

Alan: The American Glutton 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.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: DSD App/certification

Alan: American Glutton

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Welcome to season 1, episode 33 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The Clinical Hacks Get High

Highlights include:

  • Go Chiefs!
  • We pimp Voices Of Dentistry
  • We discuss treating nitrous oxide in the dental office
  • Zach is pro
  • Kevin con
  • Zach has his office plumbed
  • Kevin recommends this class for oral sedation
  • Both agree nitrous oxide is good for same day dentistry
  • Zach explains his protocol
  • Kevin discusses hair care tips
  • Mac Jones word count …zero
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Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani to talk about building a team! Some of the highlights:

  • What is the Pride Institute and why are they now a part of Spear Education?
  • What can you learn from an 83 year old dentist that's trying to put together a cohesive, caring and efficient team after losing most of this team to retirement?
  • What was it like to live in the shadow of a family member in the profession?
  • What kind of markers do we use to indicate expertise in our profession's leaders? How important are they?
  • How to use your vulnerability to improve
  • How can you use negative feedback to make you better?
  • Who needs therapy? Maybe everyone?
  • How do you justify feedback from a partner or team member who is younger or "less qualified?"
  • Intention is everything when it comes to negative feedback
  • How do you deliver negative feedback? How can you make it a positive experience?
  • What does a speaker do with a "tough crowd?"

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

3D printing party in Richmond, VA on April 17-18th!

Behind the Smiles podcast with Dr. Gina Dorfman

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

The Voices of Dentistry is next freaking week! 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!

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course "Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential" is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you'll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Roland Go: Livecast

Alan: Vivobarefoot Ababa leather shoes

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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Highlights include:

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Jason and Alan spoke with Dr. Marcos Vargas who is an educator and teacher. Marcos teaches at the University of Iowa and explains why today's dental schools aren't maybe the same animal as they were 20 years ago.

  • layering, color matching and how materials are simplifying
  • simplifying means less inventory
  • 3M universal shades are essentially the body shades from Filtek Supreme Ultra
  • layering vs. bulk fill
  • insurance patients vs. layering and "ultimate esthetics"
    • "insurance company pays for function"
  • what dentists know about teeth vs. what patients know about teeth
  • what's new with 3M bulk fill technology
  • Marcos's schedule at University of Iowa is split between research, lecture and clinical instruction
  • How to practice in a dental school
  • Dental school isn't what it used to be, it's much better to be a dental student now!
  • Teaching digital dentistry in dental school
  • Do dental students understand the debt that they're getting into?

The Dental Hacks also had a chance to talk with Dr. Paul Feurstein! Paul is a dentist, writer and educator and let's be honest...he's a dental meeting warrior!

  • Paul celebrates his 50th GNYDM
  • He goes to a LOT of dental shows
  • Dentists as inventors
  • Are dental products addressing problems that we don't have?
  • Paul has created a dental character and now he's become it!
  • How is he using SDF?
  • Paul's connection to 3M

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

Jason's upcoming Cosmedent course (September 10-11, 2020)

Spear Education

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

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Can you really have "one cement to rule them all?" Cosmedent thinks so. They've got a new self etching resin cement that is really easy to clean up, has low film thickness and handles like a dream. If you've been hesitant to move to a resin cement for everything...Rock cement may be just the thing you need! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/rock!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Movies that Made Us

(The actor that Al couldn't remember: Jackie Earle Haley)

Alan: Global Surgical Microsurgeon's chair

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_274_mixdown.mp3
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The Clinical Hacks Ring In The Dam New Year!

Highlights include:

Direct download: CHP_ep_31_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Jason Smithson, this time with a "face to face" interview from the 2019 Spear Summit! The Hacks had a chance to see Jason speak twice on the first leg of his "North American tour" and we got all the details of what's coming up for one of our favorite educators and clinicians! Some highlights include:

  • The Arizona--->North Carolina-->Philadelphia tour
  • Simplifying posterior composites
  • bulk fill composites are ready for prime time
  • Social media and the "I can't do that" phenomenon
  • Anterior layering and being too thick
  • The return of anterior gold restorations
  • People pay for what they want, not what they "need"
  • Jason's treatment planning procedure, "a method of co-discovery"
  • treating to health vs. treating for esthetics
  • Demanding vs. Demands
  • Committing to a practice philosophy
  • If you can, should you? (the ethics of different tiers of dentistry)
  • How "minimally invasive" dentistry is making things difficult for esthetic outcomes

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

Jason's upcoming Cosmedent course (September 10-11, 2020)

Spear Education

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

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 "MIRROR" at checkout you'll receive a "buy one Mirror Image, get one Mirror Image for free" deal for first time users!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix

Alan: Carbon from Cranberry

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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Happy New Year Dental Hacks Nation! We're doing some rebranding of the Dental Hacks Daily and Alan talks about that on today's episode!

Coming in February 2020...Dental Hacks Shorts!

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

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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
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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!

 

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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
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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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!

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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!

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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! 

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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.

 

 

 

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

Jason: The Dental Hacks Academy

Alan: Motive 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.

Direct download: DHP_ep_264_mixdown_01.mp3
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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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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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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!

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Jason and Alan sat down with perennial favorite "Dr.*" Adam McWethy. He tells awful jokes, discusses Spear Practice Solutions and explains how they can help you change your practice from top to bottom. We sat down right before the recent Spear Summit started and contrary to popular belief, Adam brings the goods!

*Adam McWethy is actually not a doctor.

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!

Your office has to do a LOT of stuff. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And in 2019...you have to be able to 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 dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

 

 

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Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a phenomenon. He's a visionary microscope user, an amazing restorative dentist and he's changing how dentists learn restorative dentistry. Jason and Alan were able to see his exquisite presentation at the Spear Summit and soon sat down with him to talk. Nazariy is from Ukraine and he has a really great story. We had a chance to discuss:

  • How he started using microscopes (spoiler: HE'S NEVER USED LOUPES!)
  • Working in a truly family business
  • Why microscopes are a necessity in his practice
  • His transition from analog dentistry to fully digital
  • His incredible, all-inclusive teaching center
  • Documentation, both photography and video
  • How important is the rubber dam for Narariy?
  • A really novel way to present treatment
  • Nazariy's social media journey
  • The team he uses to create amazing documentation and videos
  • Digital veneer workflow
  • 3 day turnaround for digital veneer cases!

Some links from the show:

Francis B. Vedder Society

Jim Gaffigan's latest comedy special

Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special

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!

There are a lot of options for bite block/suction combination units. The Mr. Thirsty One Step from Zirc is the only one that is single patient use and doesn't need any special hardware! It's cost efficient (use it with any HVE) and there's no risk of cross contamination! Use the promo code "TRIAL10" at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and you'll get $10 off the Mr. Thirsty One Step trial kit!

Dr. Dipesh Parmar is coming back to Chicago to teach anterior composite makeovers! Cosmedent is offering "Mini Smile Makeover" with Dr. Parmar on November 12-13, 2019 in Chicago at the amazing CEE! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Dipesh and don't miss this chance to work with a someone who can help make anterior composite makeovers predictable and profitable!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry by Michael Pikos

Alan: Rodecaster Pro

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. Toussaint Crawford, who is considering adding a dental microscope to his practice and Dr. Jason Smithson who is a consummate microscope user! Some things discussed:

  • increasing magnification...loupes vs. microscopes
  • what is coaxial lighting?
  • microscope demos
  • mounting options
  • variable objective lens
  • zoom vs. steps (zoom makes Jason seasick)
  • light source
  • intergral camera vs. add on camera
  • documentation
  • taking a course and Wayne Remington!

Your office has to do a LOT of stuff. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And in 2019...you have to be able to 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 dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

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 17 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again  and interviews the most famous dentist in the world Dr. Randy Houska.

The topic this week was Kevin And Randy discuss the implant process from start to finish.

Highlights include:

-Randy has a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic and a 2010 CVO Ultra Classic

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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Jason and Alan do a brief sound check before last weekend's Spear Summit in Phoenix, AZ!

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!

Your office has to do a LOT of stuff. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And in 2019...you have to be able to 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 dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

 

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Dr. Ricardo Mitrani is obsessed with communication. He's pretty open about that. And in today's episode Jason and Alan got to talk with him about it. Ricardo is one of the rock stars who teaches on campus at Spear Education on treatment planning, communication and treating the terminal dentition. He's super fun to talk with and has lots of techniques to help you become a better listener and communicator.

  • How do we fail?
    • Communication
    • Treatment Planning
    • Execution
  • Weekly team self evaluation...what did we do well? What can we do better?
  • Summit presentation...focusing on team contributions!
  • The "calibration meeting"
  • The new standard is change
  • Technology and the growth mindset
  • Treatment planning: plan vs. excuse

Some links from the show:

Ricardo's TED talk (it's in Spanish)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Ideal Team Player

Atomic Habits

Future Shock

Good to Great

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!

Jason and I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Javier Quiros at Cosmedent a couple years back. He's a listener to the show and a very nice guy. What we didn't realize is what an amazing clinician he is! You won't see any nicer anterior composite work anywhere and now Cosmedent is offering "Become a Cosmetic Dentist" with Dr. Quiros on October 3-4 in Chicago at the amazing CEE! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Javier and don't miss this chance to work with a true master!

There are a lot of options for bite block/suction combination units. The Mr. Thirsty One Step from Zirc is the only one that is single patient use and doesn't need any special hardware! It's cost efficient (use it with any HVE) and there's no risk of cross contamination! Use the promo code "COMFORT" at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and you'll get a buy 2 get one "comfort kit." It's a great way to get started with an amazing product!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Unstoppable

Alan: Super Pumped

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How does a failure in roadside rest areas resemble implementation problems in a dental office? Only from the mind of Alan Mead.

Your office has to do a LOT of stuff. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And in 2019...you have to be able to 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 dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

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! I've been using the "very fine" finishing diamonds from Microcopy to adjust my zirconia for the easiest polish after adjusting that I've ever had! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/trimmingandfinishing!

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