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Jason and Alan go "live to tape" for only the second time and this time we are joined by the one and only Andre Shirdan! Andre is a speaker, dental consultant and coach with a ton of good information and a great sense of humor! We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Here are a few things that we covered!

  • dentists (and the industry of dentistry) avoids change (how do you buys stamps?)
  • how did he learn about and where should dental teams learn about customer service (think Disney, Ritz Carlton and Chick-Fil-A)
  • What is C.R.E.W.? Where did it come from and how does it work?
  • how can we simplify perio treatment in our offices?
  • how he created the biggest Eaglesoft user's group on the internet
  • how has dentistry changed over his 30 years in the industry?

Andre's links:

The CREW Process


Andre's Eaglesoft Field Guide

Links from the show:

Jason put up a killer "Clinical Hack of the Week" in the Dental Hacks Nation this week. Everyone has probably been in a situation where they started preparing a crown and realized that they didn't get a preoperative impression to create a provisional! JLips describes using a generic impression of a typodont and make a suck down in bleach tray material. It's soft enough to adapt over the patient and still held the anatomy of a tooth! #brilliant

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at right now.

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Listen up Dental Hacks Nation...Jason and I are heading to Spear Education! We’re going to be taking “Treating the Worn Dentition” on November 29th and 30th and the legendary Facially Generated Treatment Planning from December 1st to the 3rd. First, we’d like to invite you to come take Treating the Worn Dentition with us! There are a few spots left and you can find out more information at if you want to check that out. But even better...we’re going to be interviewing some of the Spear Education rock stars while we’re there! We'll be doing “Ask Me Anything” segments with Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Steve Ratcliff and you can submit questions in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! 

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Go Hack Yourself:



Alan: DayQuil Severe Vapocool

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