The Very Dental Podcast Network

Dr. Steven Vorholt continues his takeover of the Very Dental Podcast Network! He sat down with Zach and Kevin at VoD in January and they put him through the ringer!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_5.17.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Welcome to Vorholt week here on the Very Dental Podcast Network! We start with a throwback episode of the Alan Mead Experience from May 9, 2018. This is the "prequel" of the Very Clinical and Very Dental episodes we'll be bringing yout this week! I hope you enjoy the Alan Mead Experience again and if you like it...drop me a line and tell me!

Dr. Steven Vorholt is a dentist in the sweet spot. He heard episode 068 of the AME and realized that the "sweet spot" I was talking about was HIM! He's starting a journey to understand digital dentistry and use it in his practice and you can see this journey LIVE at www.stevenvorholtdds.com.

Some links from the show:

The Pathway

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: AME_5.16.2022.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dental operating microscopes are a fascination with me. But I don't use mine as effectively as I would like. Today's guest on the Very Dental podcast REALLY does! I had the chance to sit down with Dr. Jorge Zapata at the Voices of Dentistry 2022 to talk about it!

You've no doubt seen Jorge's videos of 3rd molar extractions and other surgery on Facebook. He graciously posts them in the Very Dental Facebook group and other groups and they are the most satisfying dental videos I've ever seen! We discuss how he started using microscopes and how he's learned to document through the microscope. Learning to use the microscope is one thing, but learning to DOCUMENT through the microscope is Jorge's specialty!

Some links from the show:

Global Surgical Microscopes

Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

CJ Optik microscopes

Zumax microscopes

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Very_Dental_5.13.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Fan favorite Dr. Frank Clayton joins Zach and Kevin at VoD 2022 to run the Very Clinical gauntlet!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_5.10.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Every day we see patients with accelerated wear on their teeth. It's so common that we sometimes ignore it. I recently had a chance to hear Dr. Frank Spear at the Michigan Dental Association's annual session and he spent a lot of time talking about attrition, erosion, toothbrush abrasion, NCCLs and wear patterns. 

What do these things have in common? Acid. Whether it's gastric reflux or acidic foods and beverages, our patients are constantly exposed and it affects their teeth. But erosion isn't really just acid on it's own. It's almost always acid + some kind of wear agent. 

The more we understand the patient's source of acid and the wear agents they present with, the more we can prevent these common problems.

Some links from the show:

Spear Live

Spear Online

Treating the Worn Dentition

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Shorts_5.9.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Is practice ownership for new dentists a thing anymore? Today's guests say "YES!"

Alan is joined by Dr. Richard Low, co-founder of Shared Practices, Dr. Megan Timm (client of Shared Practices and owner of 3 practices!) and Caitlin Shoemaker (coach at Shared Practices)! Shared Practices started as a podcast and has evolved into a complete solution for helping dentists into practice ownership!

Richard, Megan and Caitlin share their experience helping dentists get into practice ownership using metrics and systems to help them grow and succeed! 

Some links from the show:

The Shared Practices Podcast

Shared Practices website

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: GF_5.6.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The one and only Toothlife.Irene (aka: Irene Iancu) joined Kevin and Zach at Voices of Dentistry to run the gauntlet!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Be sure to check out Irene's Instagram and her amazing podcast, Tooth or Dare

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_5.3.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

All health care professions know what informed consent is and what it's for. I think that we understand the theory and maybe don't quite get it in practice. A story from earlier in the week inspired Al to dig in a little bit to the informed consent process in his practice. Can patients really know what we're doing to them? Do written forms absolve us of responsibility?

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_5.2.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

100% case acceptance is impossible, for sure. But I thought I would use a clickbait title to get your attention. 

My guest, Adam McWethy doesn't approve of clickbait titles. But he doesn't write the show notes, so what are you going to do?

Adam does a bunch of stuff at Spear Education. We talk a bunch about what's happening at Spear Education and some of the exciting LIVE events that Spear is hosting! 

But then we get down to business. Adam also does a lot of work with Spear Practice Solutions and we talk about a metrics driven way to increase your case acceptance! It probably won't be 100%. But the more you know, the better chance you have of getting your patient to say "yes!"

Some links from the show:

Spear Live! (Mention Very Dental for $500 off!)

Scottsdale, AZ on June 16-17th, 2022 Boston, MA on August 12-13th 2022

Spear Summit on September 15-17th in Scottsdale, AZ!

Spear Practice Solutions

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

CAD-Ray is the single stop shop for all digital technology needs, including IO scanners, from MEDIT and 3shape, 3D printers from Sprintray, Desktop Health and Ackuretta, AND multiple choices for CAD software, CBCT machines and milling units. But CAD-Ray is more than equipment, we are a community where live help, education and training bridge the gap to make sure you get the most out of any technology product. Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.29.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
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Dr. Zak Allmand joined the other Zach and Kevin at Voices of Dentistry! He brought some interesting takes to their list of VoD questions (and inspires a few more!)

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook or McWethy for entry!) and go check out the Very Clinical Facebook group, too!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

CAD-Ray is the single stop shop for all digital technology needs, including IO scanners, from MEDIT and 3shape, 3D printers from Sprintray, Desktop Health and Ackuretta, AND multiple choices for CAD software, CBCT machines and milling units. But CAD-Ray is more than equipment, we are a community where live help, education and training bridge the gap to make sure you get the most out of any technology product. Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_4.26.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Inspired by a recent class taught by Dr. Tomas Linkevičius, Al considers compromised in dental treatment. Dr. Linkevičius talked about how at one time "success" in implant therapy included some expected bone loss. This is a compromise that was expected and he argues that we know better now.

It made me think about the compromises that I make in my clinical dentistry. Some are inevitable, but some are because it's "just the way we do it." 

I'm calling on all Very Dental people to consider the compromises you make in your dentistry (and maybe your life) and make sure when you're compromising that you're doing it intentionally. 

Some links from the show:

"Zero Bone Loss Concepts"

Tomas' website

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

CAD-Ray is the single stop shop for all digital technology needs, including IO scanners, from MEDIT and 3shape, 3D printers from Sprintray, Desktop Health and Ackuretta, AND multiple choices for CAD software, CBCT machines and milling units. But CAD-Ray is more than equipment, we are a community where live help, education and training bridge the gap to make sure you get the most out of any technology product. Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

 

Direct download: Shorts_4.25.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Clinical organization can save a practice time and money. Having all the instruments and materials where you need them and when you need them can shave minutes off procedure times. Having each procedure color coded and organized can save hours of team training. Using the right system for organization is really important...but how do you know what's right?

Alan is joined by Kay Hickey and Tina Punton from Zirc Dental Products. At it's core, Zirc has always been about organization and efficiency. Tina and Kay explain how Zirc can help you implement systems of clinical organization and efficiency in your practice whether it's just using their amazing cassettes, trays and tubs or utilizing their entire Color Method consulting solutions!  

It's time for you to look into how Zirc can make your office more efficient, productive and organized! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/zirc!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: GF_4.22.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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A team doesn't feel empowered just because you say they should be. It's built into the culture of the office and it's one of the things that makes an office a great place to work! Al discusses what his empowered team looks like on a day to day basis!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman" or "Hornbrook!"

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_4.18.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason Smithson joins Alan again to discuss his new gig with Spear, dental philosophies and whether we should teach to the median dentist or the exceptional ones!

  • Jason talks about teaching "Exellence in Composite Restorations" at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ!
  • Spear Summit 2022 is coming September 15-17th!
    • Jason's course: "Nature's Chaos in Balance"
  • Minimally invasive/biomimetic philosophy vs. "terminal dentition" style philosophies and "living in the middle."
  • How can our training limit our treatment options?
  • How often are you offering a gold onlay?
  • Jason's experience with milled gold!
  • The bell curve of dentists...should we be teaching to the median skill set?
  • We should be simplifying instead of complicating.
  • Placing composite in increments is complicated and difficult in the BEST of circumstances.
  • Smithson on fiber reinforcement
  • Simplifying the layering steps allows for more time in finishing and polishing!
  • Jason wants a butt joint margin vs. a beveled margin!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman" or "Hornbrook!"

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.15.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
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Dr. Melissa Zettler does KILLER composite veneers and shows a lot of them on Instagram! Zach loves composite veneers, Kevin hates them! The guys talk with Melissa about the how and why she chooses composite for cosmetics!

Some links from the show:

Melissa's Instagram

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I use Zirc’s products literally every day! Everything Zirc produces is meant to make your life easier! They bring color and efficiency to all your clinical processes. Zirc also makes some really nice denture and retainer boxes and they can even customize your logo on them! My youngest kiddo is in Invisalign right now and I’m going to tell you that the customized logo is a powerful reminder to your patients and their family! Head over to verydentalpocast.com/zirc to order these boxes and explore all of their products.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_4.12.2022_mixdown_1_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan to talk about addiction, continuing education and professional organizations. Whose responsibility is it to get the word out about professionals with substance use issues? Whose responsibility is it to get them help? As Dawn and Alan figure out, it's not completely clear!

If you liked this episode you should subscribe to The Peaceful Practice podcast!

To contact Alan or Dawn: email us: podcast@peacefulpractice.com

Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I use Zirc’s products literally every day! Everything Zirc produces is meant to make your life easier! They bring color and efficiency to all your clinical processes. Zirc also makes some really nice denture and retainer boxes and they can even customize your logo on them! My youngest kiddo is in Invisalign right now and I’m going to tell you that the customized logo is a powerful reminder to your patients and their family! Head over to verydentalpocast.com/zirc to order these boxes and explore all of their products.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_4.11.2022.mp3
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Dr. Paul Homoly is a legend in dental communication. Alan was joined by Paul at The Voices of Dentistry for a podcast about evolutions. Whether it's how Paul's speaking business has evolved through the COVID era or how dental teams can evolve the way they practice dentistry by investing in themselves and the way they communicate with their patients, Paul will have you spellbound! 

  • How Paul's business changed during COVID (also his golf game)
  • The red carpet experience (and who gets it)
  • Dental folklore (some people just have a s****y truck!)
  • Should complex care patients come into the practice through hygiene?
  • When does readiness happen?
  • Patients can sense when a dentist NEEDS them to do the work. And they can sense when the dentist doesn't care if they do the treatment.
  • Leadership isn't just for teams. It's for patients, too.

Some links from the show:

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I use Zirc’s products literally every day! Everything Zirc produces is meant to make your life easier! They bring color and efficiency to all your clinical processes. Zirc also makes some really nice denture and retainer boxes and they can even customize your logo on them! My youngest kiddo is in Invisalign right now and I’m going to tell you that the customized logo is a powerful reminder to your patients and their family! Head over to verydentalpocast.com/zirc to order these boxes and explore all of their products.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.8.2022_auphonic.mp3
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Dr. Alan Mead joins Zach and Kevin to do a deep dive into block scheduling!

Kevin kicks off this amazing conversation with THE question: "what are you selling?"

He then explains how block scheduling has crushed it in his practice and how you can take back control of the chaos in your schedule! 

Want more information? Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group where Kevin kicked off a rip roaring thread about block scheduling!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_4.5.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Our training leads us to believe that we need to DO SOMETHING. When our patients present with a problem we're supposed to have a solution! But is that correct? Does every aptient problem have a solution that we can "fix?" 

Al talks about the concept of intervention bias and his recent experience in a medical setting. 

Direct download: Shorts_4.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Practice management software is a weak spot in dentistry. Much of what we use today is based on database technology from 20+ years ago. PMS hasn't kept up with the rest of the technology world.

Alan recently sat down with Dr. Rania Saleh to talk about a cloud based practice management software called Oryx. Rania is the creator and CEO of Oryx Dental Software. It's an all inclusive, cloud based software. 

I'll be blunt...this is the future of dental practice management software and you're going to be hearing a lot about it from me in coming months!

Some links from the show:

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.1.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. James Nelson from New Orleans joins Kevin and Zach to run the gauntlet at VoD 2022! 

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.29.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al runs into some artificial intelligence in a medical setting and riffs on how this might apply in dentistry at some point.

Some links from the show:

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.28.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined once again by Dr. Mark Costes. The guys are a couple of months post Voices of Dentistry and do a little wrap up. 

Mark is the founder of the Dental Success Institute, a podcaster and a good friend. The guys have a wide ranging conversation that covers all kinds of topics!

  • VoD wrap up
  • What it's like to be 50
  • Does shaming work in dentistry/medicine?
  • Mark's next project...the Dental Success Summit at the JW Marriott resort on June 10-11th!
  • Go learn about stuff that they didn't teach in dental school!
  • Do meetings with like minded people!
  • A little "inside baseball" from two titans in dental podcasting
  • Have we reached "peak podcast?"
  • Does the guest matter with regard to downloads?
  • Who is Mark's favorite/most interesting interview?

Some links from the show:

Dental Success Summit is June 10-11th 2022 (use code "Alan2022" for an extra 10% off!)

Voices of Dentistry is January 20-21

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_3.25.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Matt Standridge, the ketodontist himself, stepped off the stage at VoD directly into a podcast with Zach and Kevin! He answered the questions that everyone was talking about and some of them might surprise you!


The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.22.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Could buying a REALLY nice saxophone make you a better saxophonist? 

Well, maybe. But you'd be better off investing in lessons and practicing a lot. A nice horn is icing on the cake, but it can only make so much difference. 

The same goes for dental instruments, materials and technologies. Al loves the idea of short cuts, but over and over he's realized that success comes with putting in the work.

Some links from the show:

Chad LB's Instagram

Selmer Mark IV vs. Nexus 1

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.21.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Inspired by bad service at his bank and horrible features in accounting software, Al turns to his Brain Trust to talk about the resistance to change and how to break through it! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton join Al to discuss all the ways that we resist our gut and drag our feet against the changes we need to make. Whether it's moving your office, firing your employee or switching banks, we've got ideas about how to help you move through change!

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: GF_3.18.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Zach and Kevin interview Dr. Erin Elliott and her husband Tom! We learn a bit of the family history (get ready for TMI!) and then the fellas throw Tom (a nondentist) and Erin (an amazing dentist) and they run the VoD 2022 questions on the Elliotts!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.15.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

When you're putting in legitimate effort and not getting results, it feels really unfair. What do you do when you're doing the best you can and things still aren't going well? 

Al has some thoughts about this related to some medical stuff he has going on. But really, these challenges can be related to all kinds of things in your life.

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.14.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al recently got to sit down with Dr. Chris Bowman at Voices of Dentistry 2022

  • Mark Costes finished his talk on time at VoD 2022! Miracle? Maybe.
  • Al is anal retentive about time and timeliness. 
  • Chris let's the patient that he's not going to rush on their care. That's reframing things a bit.
  • Is Delta Premier going to go away?
  • How can we "top off our practice" with a bit of insurance participation?
  • "It's good to be old"
  • Using "negative language" (limitations and restrictions) when referring to dental benefits
  • One patient in 4 chairs. "Doc, you might as well be going fishing."
  • I didn't plan it this way.
  • 4 stages of change
    • shock
    • awkward, uncomfortable
    • tolerable
    • routine

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_3.11.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Zach and Kevin were joined by superstar Dr. Mona Patel just moments after her triumphant talk at VoD! She answers the questions that Kevin and Zach came up with for VoD!


The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.8.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al is back from his February hiatus with some thoughts on an overlooked skill/talent/tool: likeability.

It’s awesome to be amazing at your craft. It’s 100% worth learning new techniques and delivering as close to perfection as possible.

But let’s be completely honest…stuff goes wrong. The best dentist you know still has appointments that they wish that they could forget. 

A couple things about likeability. 

  • To be blunt, people don’t sue someone that they like.
  • The rare time that things go badly, having a patient that has legitimate affection for you can make a HUGE difference. 
  • For most people it’s way easier to be likeable than you think. But it requires that you take a good hard look at how you feel about your “doctor” role.

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.7.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

A very slap happy Al is joined by Tom Brown and Joe Chickerillo of "Your Virtual Consult!" Your Virtual Consult was one of the sponsors of January's Voices of Dentistry. This conversation was nothing short of fascinating because Al has always been underwhelmed by "teledentistry." This isn't teledentistry, this is SO MUCH BETTER! The guys discussed:

  • What is teledentistry and why does it suck?
  • How could you use "Your Virtual Consult" to increase case acceptance?
  • They discuss the ingenious process that they're using to help patients get comfortable with YOUR office!
  • How can you use "Your Virtual Consult" make it so you don't ever have to have phone calls or Zoom calls ever again.
  • Al prefers texting. Al prefers the automated checkout. Al wants to be left alone.
  • How can you use "Your Virtual Consult"  like a giant set of headphones to make the world leave you alone, but actually makes you seem caring and inviting?
  • How can you use "Your Virtual Consult" to help you find the patients that fit your office well?
  • You're going to hear that Al is really excited about Your Virtual Consult because he is. 

You need to have a demo. Al watched it at VoD and is convinced! Go to the Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman or Hornbrook) and get all Your Virtual Consult questions answered by Tom and Joe themselves! Or call (858) 939-9338!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: GF_3.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Mike Keller (aka: 'Ol Soft Hands) of Delaware stopped by the Very Clinical booth at VoD and Zach and Kevin grilled him! 

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.1.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Brian McGue of Implant Pathway AND 3D Dentists fame drops in to talk with Zach and Kevin at VoD! As they did to a bunch of guests, the Very Clinical guys grill Brian on the following questions!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.22.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Clinton Timmerman of the "Totally Oral" podcast join Kevin and Zach to run the Very Clinical gauntlet at VoD 2020! To refresh your memory, here are the clinical situations that The Totally Oral guys weigh in on:

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.15.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan Mead joins Kevin and Zach to run the Very Clinical gauntlet at VoD 2020! To refresh your memory, here are the clinical situations that Alan weighs in on:

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.8.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al shares some thoughts about VoD 2022, making happiness (at work and in life) a goal and finding ways to make things that can be a drag more fun. 

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_2.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach welcome Dr. Abe Hoellrich to sit in the Very Clinical hot seat! To refresh your memory, here are the clinical situations that Abe faces:

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.1.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al is joined by Dr. Craig Harder, Dr. Kevin Donlin and Dr. Colin Lathrop for an early morning recording on the first day of Voices of Dentistry! The guys talk about the nuts and bolts of VoD and why it's like no other meeting! Some of the the topics:

  • The VoD tradition of speakers being unprepared.
  • Al's glorious signs
  • Was COVID around for VoD 2020?
  • How has COVID affected our offices?
  • Masks are great for anterior temporaries
  • Essix retainers suck
  • Al's Mussolini suite
  • The internet code for VoD was hh2021
  • Al's 2017 DS World talk (8am in Vegas, on addiction)
  • Knowing Papa Randy

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group! (Use password Timmerman or Hornbrook to get in!)

Direct download: GF_1.31.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan recorded a live "reunion episode" of the Dental Hacks podcast at Voices of Dentistry 2022! If you didn't have the pleasure of seeing it LIVE, here it is in audio form! The guys did their thing for the audience and invited the other two VoD hosts, Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Justin Moody up to answer "Ask Us Anything" questions! A good time was had by all! 

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.28.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Voices of Dentistry brought Kevin and Zach together in person and THEY GOT IT DONE! 

The plan was to talk with LOTS of different clinicans and get their answers to a standardized group of questions. It's brilliant and funny and you're going to LOVE what they have in store for you over the next few months! 

Today they give you the questions and give you their very own answers! 

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.25.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al is joined by Irene Iancu, aka: Toothlife.Irene at Republic Ramen in Tempe, AZ! They both arrived on the Thursday before VoD and Al shared some of the bizarre food rituals that he's developed over the years. Spoiler: there is slurping involved!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.24.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

How do you bring a country's dental continuing education system into the 21st century? The answer will probably surprise you! Alan is joined by Dr. Artie Volker, Dr. Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik and Dr. Ahmed Mossad to discuss how dentistry and dental education has changed in Egypt for the better!

  • how social media changed dentistry in Egypt
  • creating a rock star clinical educator (you NEED to follow Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik on Facebook!)
  • "Build your own country inside your office"
  • Steal what you like from social media
  • Microscopes and documentation for social media and education
  • "Show me what didn't work."
  • Why buy a Zumax scope?
  • What can a microscope do for you and your office?

Some links from the show:

Direct download: GF_1.21.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

How does "last case bias" and clinical evidence affect the way we treat our patients? 

Kevin and Zach bring back Dr. Kevin Donlin to discuss an interesting and philosophical topic that influences us all.

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.18.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Very Dental people...take a listen to another podcast that I do with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, "The Peaceful Practice Podcast!"

On the eve of Alan's 20th year of sobriety, Dawn and Alan have a conversation about what this milestone means, what it has been like to get here and how to examine our own habits with drugs and alcohol.  

To contact Dawn and Alan:

Email us podcast@peacefulpractice.com

Join our Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals

Direct download: Shorts_Peaceful_Practice1.17.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Do you "warranty" your work? How do you handle it when a restoration you've provided doesn't last as long as you would have expected? Alan is joined by Jared Parente who is the CEO of a company called Dental Warranty. They are the platinum sponsor of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry meeting and they offer a product that dental offices will find intriguing! 

  • What is Dental Warranty? 
  • How does it work?
  • Most dentists/patients take a warranty as "implicit." Why make it "explicit?"
  • How do you know if a dentist's work is solid enough to be warrantied? Do the dentists do some kind of accreditation?
  • How much does it cost? Who pays for it?
  • How do claims work? 
  • Do you have clinical evaluators?
  • What are the ethics of warranty? Can "biology" be warrantied?

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.14.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach are joined by Dr. Kevin Donlin who practices in Madison, SD! They tackle a topic that's not particularly popular on Instagram and Facebook groups...amalgam!

Amalgam is a material that many folks brag about using but the Very Clinical crew explains why some dentists refuse to toss this tool that's still very valuable in certain situations!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.11.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al answers a listener email about how to talk to patients about deep decay. 

  • It's OK to hate delivering bad news
  • Patients NEED to know about their condition
  • There are a lot of options for treating deep decay
  • Clear communication and documentation is KEY!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_1.10.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Erin Elliott at the Greater New York dental meeting! It will come as no surprise to anyone that this wide ranging conversation was a blast!

  • Al had veneers. Probably about 30 years ago. Who knew?
  • What % of people have crowding vs. excess of space? Why?
  • Are people more allergic now than they used to be? (spoiler: roll your kids in dirt)
  • Who's got team drama?
  • Erin grew up in CA but considers herself an Idahoan!
  • Detroit Metro airport is the best airport. Al will fight you if you disagree.
  • Erin stays away from home for a long time. And gets to write it off.
  • Erin on emergency dentistry (she's got this figured out)
  • Medical people GNF. Erin on giving patients money back.
  • "Painless" dentistry is BS. Be direct with patients about their needs.
  • Erin on implants! (spoiler: She's a fan of 3D Dentists AND Implant Pathway!)
  • In person teaching >>> Zoom teaching
  • If you go to meetings (ahem...VoD) then support the vendors!
  • Erin is coming to Voices of Dentistry! There is NO SUBSTITUTE for dental meetings!
  • Eliminating excuses about photography by having SD card readers in each room!

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.7.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach ring in the new year with returning guest, Alan Mead! 

First, they talk about new year's resolutions.

Next the guys talk about things that they were grateful for in 2021. It's a pretty important thing to focus on...especially when there's a lot that's out of our control. 

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al rings in the new year with a conversation about his personal failings in treatment planning.

How often do you fail to offer the "best" option to a patient because you think you know that they won't accept? It's a problem Al has faced over 23+ years of dental practice and he's trying to turn over a new leaf. 

Also...there's a bit of talk about why there are no ads on today's show and the future of the podcast. 

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_1.3.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined (at the Greater New York Meeting) by Dr. Paul Ferraioli to talk about dental meetings and interesting practice models! Paul and Alan go WAY back to the DentalTown message boards and it was great to catch up with him!

  • Paul and Alan were both DentalTown "golden fingers" back in the day.
  • Microbrush never promoted the coolest product that they never produced. The "MicroClik"
  • Paul has a "unicorn" practice in New Jersey...he describes it as "relationship based."
  • Paul's model has changed over the years to where he does much of the hygiene in his practice. 
  • Find what's right for you and do that!
  • How has COVID affected the way he practices? How has COVID affected the profession of dental hygiene?
  • Dentist driven hygiene and adding value
  • What does Paul mean by "relationship based practice?"
  • Dental meetings in the time of COVID
  • Paul laments the discontinuation of Carivu
  • The jokes that dentists tell every single day
  • Having a low drama team
  • Being one insurance away from none

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_12.31.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach are joined by Alan Mead to do an "Ask Us Anything" segment! First, they talk about New Year's traditions (Twilight Zone anyone?) and then they answered listener questions!

  • What are you looking forward to the most at VOD? Which speaker will leave you speechless?
  • What is the best kind of CE to seek out as a new general dentist?
  • Sometimes I feel as if I'm a less than adequate dentist because I don't use all the newest, greatest technology and I'm not on the cutting edge of new techniques. Can you talk a bit about the dentists that fly under the radar, the ones that just do "tried and true" dentistry? Is there shame in that? Is it important to be on the cutting edge? How does all the newest, latest, greatest make us feel, really? Excited, nervous, hungry?
  • What was the best/most profitable new idea you implemented in your practice this year?

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_12.28.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al weighs in on one of the things he's resolving to do better in 2022 and also complains about a common dental ailment.

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_12.27.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan and the Very Dental Podcast network wishes you and yours an amazing holiday season! Today's episode has a ton of amazing holiday gifts for the listener! Some of them include:

  • A chance to win free tickets to Voices of Dentistry? (email al@verydentalpodcast.com with subject line "FreeVoD!"
  • A potential Dental Hacks reunion at VoD?
  • Three amazing clinical tips from Al!
    • the class IV on the fly
    • The "Mead Rapidfire Block Technique"
    • "When and Where bite adjustment technique"
  • Finally, Al talks about his new Enova Illumination loupes and magnification workflow!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all Very Dental people!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_12.24.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Zach and Kevin are here to give you an amazing holiday gift! They're joined by the Totally Oral guys (Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Clint Timmerman) and each one of them drops a killer clinical tip just in time for the holidays!

The guys talk about worst Christmas gifts!

  • Clint's tip: rough prep first, build up second 
  • Russ's tip: heated composite! (low cost, microhybrid)
  • Zach's tip: for blocks 3% mepivacain plain first, second block with lidocaine or Septocaine
  • Kevin's tip: piezo unit for extractions? Not so fast! 330 bur in a surgical handpiece
  • Kevin's second tip: create space by breaking contact for extractions
  • Russ's second tip: single use burs, disposable diamonds and carbides (www.verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy)
  • Zach's second tip: seams pick up stain! One final layer over composite veneers.

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_12.21.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined by "Queen Christmas" herself, Dr. Jen Kirwan for a spectacular discussion of holiday parties in the dental office! Jen and Al talk about the different types of holiday celebrations in their past and Al comes to realize that Jen *really* knows how to do it right! A few suggestions from the queen:

  • DON'T tie it to a bonus
  • DON'T be predictable
  • DON'T include spouses
  • DON'T make your team watch "White Christmas" on the clock!

Holiday parties can be a really great team building activity and they don't have to be excruciating!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_12.20.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Identity is a weird concept. "Dentist" is technically a job description (what you do) but for many of us, including Al, it becomes our identity. Or at least a huge part of it. Al takes a little time to riff on his experience on his history of disengaging from dentistry and how evaluating how you see your identity is a healthy thing to do.

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_12.17.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach are joined by the Totally Oral guys, Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Clint Timmerman!

  • Best Christmas gifts EVER!
  • Zach, Kevin, Clint and Russell each lay out their "year end wrap up" at their offices

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_12.14.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined by Michael Anderson and Laura Maly of the Wonderist Agency! Wonderist helps dentists market their practice by helping dentists and teams create a message and tell their story in a compelling way! We talk marketing and storytelling in an interesting and wide ranging conversation!

  • How did Wonderist come about?
  • Wonderist's favorite conference: The Voices of Dentistry!
  • It's time to buy your tickets for VoD
  • People are obsessed with reviews
  • Marketing channels (website, Google Adwords, direct mail, SEO, reviews)! Which ones are right for you? That's the wrong question!
  • Wonderist can help clarify your message!
  • The Wonderist process and 5 buckets (what makes you different and memorable)
  • Let people say "no" to your best options!
  • Dental offices that create content...what are the best ways to create content for their office
  • Michael has a bone to pick with dentists! (spoiler: take photos of your work!)
  • Coming soon...Wonderist's own podcast!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: GF_12.13.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan was joined by some friends from CAD-Ray! Jon Acker, Damien Bonner and Rich LaFergola work at CAD-Ray, a full service distributor of technology products focusing on CAD-CAM, CT's and 3D printing! Alan has been using the Medit i500 that he purchased from CAD-Ray back in 2018! But there is SO MUCH MORE that they have to offer! The conversation is wide ranging about technology and how CAD-Ray is making it more accessible to dentists!

  • Who you buy from is important for training and support
  • CAD Ray has a bunch of online videos for training but also does a lot of in person training in Vegas and all over the country.
  • Medit's software is constantly updated with a LOT of tools that many don't even use with no fees ever!
  • "Patient excitement applications"
  • Ortho simulator (included in Medit software)
  • Smile design (included in Medit software)
  • Whitening app (included in Medit software)
  • CAD-Ray private user group
  • Medit user group
  • Model builder (included in Medit software)
  • Clinux software (browser based) by CAD-Ray!
  • Medit Temporary designing software (included in Medit software)
  • How quickly will we be printing final restorations?
  • Medit i500 vs. i700
  • Create your own cart/computer with Medit!
  • Workflow examples with Medit-->printing
  • CAD-Ray *may* have found a mill they will be selling soon! (chairside crowns anyone?)

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: GF_12.10.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

This week we feature a classic episode with Kevin flying solo interviewing Dr. Craig Harder from Moses Lake, WA. 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 Very Clinical Facebook group!

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!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_12.7.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

I spent a couple days with my friends at Enova Illumination at the Greater New York Dental meeting! So...are dental meetings dead? Did I buy anything? What did I look at that was really cool? All of these questions and more will be answered in today's episode!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_12.6.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. David Rice joined Alan for a rousing conversation that took place above the exhibit floor at the recent Greater New York Dental Meeting! David is the creator/founder of IgniteDDS and was recently placed as the editor in chief of DentistryIQ! Their conversation went all over the place and here are some of the highlights:

  • Where did IgniteDDS come from?
  • Dental school and student debt: then vs. now
  • What are new dentists doing after dental school nowadays?
  • What options does a dental degree give you? (spoiler: it's not just private practice!)
  • Dentists as writers
  • Dental speaking isn't as glamorous as you might think
  • Connecting with an audience is the best and worst part about speaking
  • Presenting "naked" and perfectionism
  • Becoming an owner in 2021
  • Practice transitions: work with the people who know how!
  • Do startups take a special kind of person? (spoiler: yes)
  • Buy or startup?
  • How do you find out what you like to do/you're good at?
  • DON'T COWBOY UP! aka: know your limitations

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_12.3.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Laser Bob is back!   Dr. Bob Convissar tells us what to do with a laser if we invest in one this week.

 

We open up with a cinematic laser draft.  Who picked the best laser team?

Topics touched on:

Crown lengthening

Biopsy

Apthous Ulcer treatment

Infant tongue ties

De-pigment gingiva

Pulpotomies

Airway Treatment

You can contact Bob at laserbobdds@gmail.com

Buy his book on Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry on Amazon!

Here is a link to Laser Bob’s seminar schedule 

Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook group if you haven already.

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

I’ve found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I’ve evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I’m ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it’s easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust!

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_11.30.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

It's not every day that you get a phone call from a legend in cosmetic dentistry! Alan tells a story about getting a call from Dr. Buddy Mopper of Cosmedent to get some tips on using their new Renamel Bulkfill!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

I’ve found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I’ve evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I’m ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it’s easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust!

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_11.29.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan features a throwback interview with Dr. Frank Spear on this Black Friday episode! Back in 2019, mere months before the pandemic, we had a chance to talk with Frank Spear about some interesting research he was doing. It seems that what dentists thought about the profession isn't exactly what the data suggested about the profession. Some topics that we covered:

  • 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:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

I’ve found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I’ve evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I’m ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it’s easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust!

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_11.126.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Bob “Laser Bob” Convissar “ DDS is a dentist who lectures and practices laser assisted dentistry in Manhattan. 

His practice is over 100 years old! It’s an amazing story.

We talk about Black Friday.

Then we talk about the ABC’s of laser dentistry. 

Both Zach and Kevin get laser shamed.

We get the low down on histology.

The CO2 laser is the best for soft tissue dentistry. 

We discuss the economics of lasers.

We discuss air abrasion. 

And PBM lasers.

You can contact Bob at laserbobdds@gmail.com

Buy his book on Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry on Amazon!

Here is a link to Laser Bob’s seminar schedule 

Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook group if you haven already.

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

I’ve found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I’ve evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I’m ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it’s easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust!

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_11.23.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Herodontics. 

For normal, mortal human dentists, sometimes we do it. Even when we know we shouldn't. But can our patients really understand it? In today's episode Alan finds an analogy that helps based on the college basketball game he recently attended!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

I’ve found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I’ve evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I’m ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it’s easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust!

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_11.22.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan welcomes two of the most accomplished and entertaining presenters in dentistry to the Group Function podcast. Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Josh Austin are known as dental educators that can connect with an audience better than anyone and they prove it again in today's episode. Both of them have been working out new and never before seen material for the Voices of Dentistry meeting coming soon in January 2021! Some of the topics they covered:

  • The very first Voices of Dentistry! (Holidome anyone?)
  • Josh and Mike have taken VoD "under their wing." It's their favorite meeting to present at. And we love it!
  • Previews for VoD
  • Why is social media is so bad for us?
  • How do Mike and Josh prepare/write their stuff?
  • "Start with the 3 most embarrassing moments of your life..."
  • May be an image of one or more people, beard, people standing and text that says 'MICHAEL DITOLLA JOSHUA AUSTIN ONCE UPON TIME IN... SCOTTSDALE AMPI -MEMBER'

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

I’ve found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I’ve evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I’m ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it’s easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust!

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: GF_11.19.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Nate Lawson, DDS is a dental researcher who is the mastermind behind the @dentaltube Instagram page which has been voted one of the top educational dental accounts on the internet.  With 76K followers and growing, you’ll see why with their excellent images.

We start off talking about funny Thanksgiving stories.

We pivot into discussing cracks and fiber usage.

We lament the lack of cracked tooth education in dental school.

We talk about transilluminators.

We talk about using fibers as reinforcement. 

We talk about fiber reinforced composite.

It’s always a good time when N8 the Gr8 joins us!

Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook group if you haven’t already.

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I’ve come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_11.16.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al is heading to NYC for the Greater New York Dental meeting in a couple of weeks wondering the whole time, "are dental meetings dead?"

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I’ve come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_11.15.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al is joined by his best friend from dental school, Dr. Bart Schultz. They had a wide ranging conversation about dental school, early dental practice and how much patients can really understand about their treatment. Also, the jobs they had in dental school and other stuff.

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I’ve come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_11.12.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Nate Lawson, DDS is a dental researcher who is the mastermind behind the @dentaltube instagram page which has been voted one of the top educational dental accounts on the internet.  With 76K followers and growing, you’ll see why with their excellent images.

We start off by talking about Curb your Enthusiasm and our favorite episodes.   Spoiler alert, if you’re watching the most current season airing now, episode 11.2 has some great scenes of Larry at the dentist.

We pivot into discussing the benefits of sandblasting in clinical and lab settings and white line formation in composites.

It’s always a good time when N8 the Gr8 joins us!

Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook page if you haven’t already.

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I’ve come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_11.9.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Back when this podcast was called "The Dental Hacks" we used to include a segment in most shows that we called "Go Hack Yourself." It was a chance for us to talk about something we'd been using in our practice, listening to, reading, eating watching on Netflix or whatever caught our fancy at the time.

I'm bring in this tradition back starting with today's episode! I'm going to drop some spicy recommendations for the Very Dental Nation to try. Or not try. Either way is cool with me.

Recommendations in today's episode:

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I’ve come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_11.8.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dentistry is hard. We can only give so much of ourselves and we can only be compassionate to our patients for so long.

Dr. Brian McGue teaches sedation with 3D Dentists and at Implant Pathway and is acutely interested in helping dentists avoid burnout from compassion fatigue. So, what is compassion fatigue? Brian and Alan dig in to a topic that many of us relate to but probably haven't put into words yet. 

This is the first full episode of the "We Are All Broken" podcast series. I'd love to hear from you if you find it helpful and worthwhile and perhaps some other topics you might be interested in hearing discussed!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: We_Are_All_Broken_11.5.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Today we reach WAY back in the Very Clinical catalog! The gang is back.  Kevin, Mac, and Zach discuss posts and cores!

Highlights include:

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

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

How does Mac do a core?

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

- Cosmecore

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

How does Kevin do a core?

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

- Bonds with Brush and Bond from Parkell

How does Kevin do a post?

- Dentatus Posts

- Buildup material cements the post

How does Mac do a post?

- Unicore Posts

- Buildup Material cements the post

Zach buildup and posts:

- Bulk EZ for buildups (autocure)

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

- Parapost XP

- FibreKleer Posts

- Vlock Posts (now Edenta Headmaster)

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Very Clinical!

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!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He’s doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist’s logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_11.2.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Have you ever had that patient that's never quite ready to do the work they need done? The patient that you've had multiple consultations and treatment plans ready to go but can never quite manage to follow through? Al calls this kind of patient "The Big Talker." We've all got a few of these in our practices and Al talks about identifying and dealing with them in today's episode!

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_11.1.2021_2.0mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan welcomes Dr. Richard Low of the "Shared Practices Podcast" to Very Dental! Alan has known Richard since he was a dental student helping with the Howard Farran's podcast! He's since created one of the premier sources of information on practice ownership for new dentists, The Shared Practices ecosystem!

Some of the topics they discussed were:

  • Alan, Richard and the history of dental podcasting
  • "Getting Things Done" and Merlin Mann
  • Richard likes coaches and personal assistants
  • Alan is uncoachable
  • There is TOO MUCH CONTENT out there
  • The problem with multiple offices (especially with only one dentist)
  • The advantages of being old (on practice ownership, on debt, on lifestyle)
  • Change comes when it hurts enough
  • "Let student loans be the fire to motivate practice ownership."
  • What is Shared Practices?

 

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_10.29.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Very Clinical guys ring In the dam New Year (2020)!

Highlights include:

Direct download: Very_Clinical_10.26.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al discusses the importance of having something outside of the office that you look forward to. Whether it's cycling (current obsession), podcasting, baking or something else, I've benefitted by having something of my own. Call it a hobby, avocation or obsession...it's nice to have something that you love outside of your career and other obligations. Something that's just for you. 

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_10.25.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The words you use with patients can be important. Alan discusses a few that he's found to be less than helpful over the years that he tries to avoid using with patients. The four words he discusses:

  • Small (in terms of dental disease)
  • Dental "Insurance"
  • Expensive
  • Painful

Do you have any words you try and avoid during patient communication?

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_10.22.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Returning this week is Dr. Chris Salierno formerly from Dental Economics and now at Tend Dental.

Chris lets us know where to go and eat in NYC and how he’s taking lessons from the hospitality industry to advance customer service at Tend.

Clinically, Chris took an implant residency post dental school in implant restorations and he talks about how implant restorations sparked his speaking career which sparked his entire career in the spotlight.

Chris has used Neoss Implants extensively and lets us know the pros to this particular implant system.

We also talk a bit about how problematic implant cases can be that you inherit because of the sheer number of different implants out there.

Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time! Be sure to find the Very Clinical Facebook group!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

Our friends at Microcopy understand that having systems in the dental office makes things simpler and more efficient. That’s why Microcopy created the Neoshine system. Except it’s really 3 different systems. What are you polishing? Microcopy has a polishing system for it! The neoshine S system will polish your composites to a high shine! Neoshine Z will make polishing zirconia and lithium disilicate simple and fast! Polishing metal? The Neoshine M system is made just for that! Each system has two steps and comes in cups or points. And like all Microcopy products they’re sterile packaged single patient use so no clean up and no chance of cross contamination! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/neoshine!

I’ve finally had a chance to try Cosmedent’s Renamel Bulk fill and I’ve got thoughts. I’ve used several different kinds  of bulk composites and I think Cosmedent has figured it out. Handling is terrific. I heat my composite for placement and Renamel bulk fill was easily placed and sculpted. What I like most about it is that it doesn’t seem as translucent as many other bulk fill composites. Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

Hiring is a problem for everyone. And once you’ve found that new person, training them is expensive and time consuming. Zirc’s Color Method streamlines the chaos of materials, instruments and the sterilization process.  It simplifies and keeps the practice running efficiently which is KEY all the time…but ESPECIALLY if you are short-staffed. The color method makes on-boarding new team members easy.  Everyone can identify quickly with color! The color method can also help make it easy for the doctor to find everything for a procedure if they need to come in on a night or weekend. Also...colorful chairside set-ups look amazing from the patient chair. To find out more about Zirc’s Color Method head over to verydentalpodcast.com/color.

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_10.19.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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What's the very best way to figure out what a patient really wants? You have an honest and authentic conversation with them! Alan welcomes back Dr. Jason Smithson to the Very Dental Podcast to talk about having conversations with patients! Jason and Alan spend a LOT of time talking about how they've learned to have great conversations. (hint: less talking, more listening) Any time I get a chance to tell stories with Jason, I take it! I think you'll really enjoy this one

Some of the topics they covered:

  • "Instant Orthodontics" good dentistry or bad dentistry?
  • Gen Z and Instagram filters
  • The esthetic preferences of younger generations and cultures are not necessarily the same as what dentists have learned!
  • John the 80-ish year old "very English guy" ("I don't want to look like her.")
  • Why don't we teach how to have a conversation with people about what they want?
  • The cosmetic patient that "didn't like" what they had done
  • Giving diastemas back!
  • Clinician to patient "I don't care" vs. "I don't mind"
  • Dentists need to keep their mouths shut...more listening and less talking
  • "All the gems come out after a minute or two..."
  • Is it good to be "busy?"
  • How Jason schedules recalls
  • A "very Cornish" patient and how listening helped solve his problem

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_10.18.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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If your business model is based on, "what else are they going to do?" then you suck. As a business owner, the bar for taking good care of your customers is very low. Be better.

Elvis Dahl from Preat is the opposite of this. You should check them out.

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_10.15.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Very Clinical welcomes Dr. Chris Salierno onto the podcast!

Chris was well knows as the Editor-in-Chief of Dental Economics for the past several years, but has taken on a new role as one the main officers in a hot new growing DSO on the East Coast.

Highlights include:

  • Bond, James Bond - Have you seen “No Time to Die”?   Which Bond is your favorite?
  • What is Tend? Where is Tend? Who is Tend?
  • How does a DSO differ clinically from a non-DSO?
  • What is Chris’ role with the company?

An interesting interview especially since Kevin and Zach are both in non-DSO practices, it’s interesting to hear how the other side does things.

If you haven’t joined the Very Clinical Facebook Group, check it out for more discussion!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_10.12.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined by Dr. Addison Killeen to talk about Voices of Dentistry, his new book with Dr. Mark Costes and a bunch of great ideas for purchasing an existing practice!

  • Addison has done a startup, done acquisitions and has owned multiple practices...he's done the thing.
  • Buy a practice or startup?
  • What's the best kind of practice to buy?
  • Acquisition = revenue from the get go
  • Advice to sellers: don't "upgrade" stuff to attract a buyer. Let the buyer choose their technology, etc.
  • What are banks looking for from a potential buyer?
  • How to handle difficult conversations with patients of the last guy (the office who never treated perio, etc.)
  • Where did Addison's entrepreneurial streak come from?
  • Hot cycling talk

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_10.11.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan welcomes Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver to the Very Dental podcast! Shawn is a self described "regular dentist." What is a regular dentist? Why are we having this conversation? Well, blame it on social media. Some of the things they discussed:

  • Shawn gets up early in self defense
  • Social media has ruined the "regular dentist" gig for many people.
  • Who are the patients that do all these FMR's that we ce in continuing education?
  • Shawn's time is worth nothing (he does his own lab work)
  • The narrative of "opportunity cost"
  • Al on podcasting/Shawn on video
  • Buying a practice during COVID (and hiring)
  • Narratives vs. reality in dental hygiene models
  • Health care choices and how money affects them

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_10.8.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan discusses a certain kind of difficult person that we run into often in dentistry. Many people whose behavior seems bizarre to us don't even realize that they're behaving that way. Al suggests a couple ways to remove the victim (you). 

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you’ve been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It’s important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large! 

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Shorts_10.5.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan chats with co-founder of the Voices of Dentistry, Dr. Mark Costes. We talked VoD and planning a dental meeting, being a 50 year old dude and what waking up early (REALLY early) has done for Mark.

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The Very Dental Podcast is also supported by Zirc! How often do you wish that your patients didn’t have lips, cheeks or tongues? This isn’t a very practical wish, but the Mr. Thirsty One Step basically grants it to you! It’s a comfortable bite block that removes the cheek and tongue from your operating field while the integrated suction keeps everything completely dry! And you don’t even need any special hardware to use it! Best of all, single use means that once you’re done, you just dispose of it. No clean up, no sterilization hassles. Mr. Thirsty One Step is like your wish come true! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/thirsty!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: OT_10.4.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan welcomes Dr. David Hornbrook to the Very Dental podcast! David was the presenter at the Vedder Society's fall meeting and he did not disappoint! He's an amazing clinician with an approachable style of presentation and we got to see and interact with him for 3 days! Some of the things we discussed on the podcast were:

  • David is REALLY glad to be back to in person teaching!
  • David explains how he became such a lab and materials focused clinician
  • "Knowing exactly what they're doing in the lab has made me a better dentist."
  • Do you invite your lab to ask for more information and critique your work?
  • Digital workflow isn't an invitation to be sloppy. PVS is way better for someone who doesn't pay attention to details
  • What's the benefit of visiting the lab?
  • Do you know who is creating your restorations?
  • Your lab techs know what kind of dentist you are!
  • Let's go to Lab Day in Chicago!
  • Do you do CE with your lab tech(s)?
  • Are we moving to implants too quickly?
  • Bridges are legitimate treatment in a lot of cases and implant are not always the best choice.
  • The greatest trick for strengthening a zirconia bridge!
  • Becoming David Hornbrook
  • Photography vs. "Instagram Photography"
  • Patient expectations and "ideal" dentistry
  • Weighing minimally invasive techniques against creating room for materials
  • Informed consent and how the dentist "spins" the treatment
  • David's recommendations for new dentists:
    • find a mentor
    • eliminate the undesirable procedures from your practice as soon as possible
    • realize that you're going to be a dentist for a long time
    • "hurry up and slow down"
    • Be uncompromising

Some links from the show:

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I’ve been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you’re going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy’s burs, they’re sterile out of the package and single use means they’re sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)!

The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you’re going to want to try! It’s called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it’s here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it’s still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it’s sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It’s radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I’ll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I’ll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill

The Very Dental Podcast is also supported by Zirc! How often do you wish that your patients didn’t have lips, cheeks or tongues? This isn’t a very practical wish, but the Mr. Thirsty One Step basically grants it to you! It’s a comfortable bite block that removes the cheek and tongue from your operating field while the integrated suction keeps everything completely dry! And you don’t even need any special hardware to use it! Best of all, single use means that once you’re done, you just dispose of it. No clean up, no sterilization hassles. Mr. Thirsty One Step is like your wish come true! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/thirsty!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_10.1.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach are joined by Roe Dental president BJ Kowalski  and East side rep Jayne Winn

This is a discussion of the Chrome technique for placing and restoring All On X implant restorations. We discuss the history and step by step instructions for using the Chrome technique. We hope you enjoy this podcast!

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If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_9.28.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al gushes about his recent trip up north to the Vedder Society! Between socializing with his Very Dental guests and getting to listen to and podcast with the one and only Dr. David Hornbrook, this weekend provided a real shot in the arm that he didn't even know he needed!

Some links from the show:

Vedder Society

The Voices of Dentistry

The Very Dental Facebook group

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

 
 
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In the very first “Off Topic” podcast Alan is joined by podcast veteran Dr. Melissa Zettler! Our plan was to talk about parenting but in pure “going wherever it goes” fashion, the conversation moved toward our mutual history at the University of Minnesota! Al and Melissa attended “the U” at the same time in the mid 90’s and they reminisce about jumping out of the lab window and stripping down to their skivvies in front of their classmates on the first day of gross anatomy!

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Very Dental Facebook group

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Kevin and Zach are joined by Roe Dental president BJ Kowalski  and East side rep Jayne Winn.

We talk inside Cleveland stuff.

We talk football.

We talk all about Roe Dental Lab.

We talk about all the serviced Roe provides.

We talk about lab communication.

We talk about the transition from analog to digital in the lab.

You can visit Roe’s website here https://www.roedentallab.com

Please join our Facebook page!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_14_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

If you were driving a 1983 Chevy Citation you'd know it. You would know it from the bondo'd body work. You'd know it from the sound the engine makes every day you cranked it up. You'd know because finding parts is hard.
 
What about the patient who has a mouth full of early 80's dentistry? It's the equivalent to driving around in a 1983 Chevy Citation. The question is...do they know this? Do they understand it?
 
Alan tells the story of a patient like this and what he's going to do about it!
 

Some links from the show:

Chevrolet Citation

The Voices of Dentistry

The Very Dental Facebook group

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

 
 
Direct download: VDS_ep_19_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan welcomes Jeff Gladnick from Great Dental Websites to the Very Dental Podcast! Jeff last joined the show in 2016 and it turns out that websites, SEO and practice marketing have changed quite a bit! Who knew? Some topics they discussed:

  • The recent AADOM meeting and what it was like to get back to a dental meeting after COVID
  • Jeff’s harrowing COVID experiences and what our friends down under are experiencing now
  • Thoughts on the virus, vaccines and mandates
  • What is “Great Dental Websites” and why are they different?
  • Content Management software and why it matters 
  • What’s wrong with WordPress? Webflow?
  • Design and why dentists shouldn’t DIY
  • What’s new/different/important in SEO?
  • Reviews are important, they’re part of “local” strategies...not organic
  • Jeff doesn’t recommend blogging!
  • How do you know what you need for dental marketing? How do you know what to spend?
  • Talk with referrals!
  • Don’t let your people do black hat!
  • Are you goodwithteeth.com?
  • Why can’t you just use the Google landing page?
  • Are reviews REALLY bringing the people in? You need to ask!
  • Why do patients like you? It’s probably not what you think!

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Facebook group

Voices of Dentistry 2022 (January 21-22, 2022 in Scottsdale!)

The Fifth Column podcast (featuring Josh Szeps)

Useful Idiots podcast

ZDogg, the most reasonable voice on COVID out there

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!



Direct download: VD_ep_14_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

All of these business models are fantastic...for the business. Not for the client.

All are based on being a pain in the ass for the client.

  1. The $x/month credit card swipe “subscription.”
    1. “New Paper”
    2. Spotify and other subscriptions, if you aren’t careful
    3. Based on being difficult to cancel. Or at least multiple steps. Often inexpensive enough that you won’t bother.
  2. Verizon’s “you can only cancel by calling this number”
  3. Automatic renewal by credit card of ANYTHING
  4. Medicine’s “automatic premium payment” and “never discussing money before a procedure” technique.

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Very Dental Facebook group

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Direct download: VDS_ep_18_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Very Clinical guys take a look back with special guest Dr. Nate Lawson, the materials guy!

Highlights include:

Dr. Nate Lawson has an awesome Instagram page! Check it out here!  https://www.instagram.com/dentinaltube/

We hear Nate’s origin story

Nate teaches at The University Of Alabama Birmingham and also practices.

Nate tells us how to become an Instagram model.

Nate answers questions from our Facebook page!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_13_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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