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The Brain Trust has always been a huge part of the Dental Hacks podcast. We love to feature a round table of regular, "wet fingered' (ew) dentists talking about stuff that all dentists deal with. Episode 215 features three of our original panelists who have been featured over the years. We cover a lot of ground here, including:

  • Are baseball analogies good for gauging where you are in your dental career?
  • Would Rich recommend buying and merging a practice?
  • How is Jeff screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • How has coaching affected their careers?
  • What technology has been worthwhile? For patient outcomes or simply marketing?
  • Why are dentists training so much in high dollar procedures vs. the fundamentals?
  • Are long haul truckers good patients? Is it truck o'clock?

The OG's links:

The Chicago Study Club

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features some new functionality for Invisalign. Jason discusses Invisalign's relatively new options for treating class II occlusion using a variant of the twin block.

Go check out our featured "Spear Online Education video of the week, "Endodontic Diagnosis with Dr. Lou Berman!"

#whyVoD? Well, the weather in Scottsdale in January is second to none. Our speaker line up is insane, featuring the likes of: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Danny Domingue, Dr. Cory Glenn and Dr. Baron Grutter sharing the stage 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.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Go check it out at! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

You'd like a flexible, yet simple bonding agent. One that works with all of your materials, doesn't need an activator to use with indirects, can be used as a self etch or total etch and gives virtually no post operative sensitivity. Look no further! Bisco has created All Bond Universal, the culmination of over 30 years of research. And it will meet all of your expectations! Check it out at!

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Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. And you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own easy chair! Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at!

Everyone knows that Zirc's Crystal HD mirrors are the best and brightest mouth mirrors in dentistry. That's just a given. But when I heard about their double sided Crystal HD mirrors I wondered, why would you want such a creature? Then I realized that half the time I'm retracting the cheek or tongue with my mirror and that incredibly reflective surface could be reflecting light back into my operative field! That's why Zirc created the Crystal HD double sided mirror! Those folks at Zirc never miss a trick do they? Check them out at and use coupon code DH5OFF for $5 off the 4 pack of double sided Crystal HD mirrors!

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Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bisco Theracem

Alan: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_215.mp3
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