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The Dental Hacks had the chance to talk with another of Spear Education's faculty members! Dr. Bob Winter joined us to talk about a variety of topics including:

  • The value of learning dental technology and doing lab work
  • How working with friends and colleagues has made dentistry much more rewarding and fun
  • Why photography is so important and why it doesn't have to be that complicated
  • The importance of magnification
  • What one thing would Bob do for dentistry if he had a magic wand

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features a tip stolen from Dr. Jason Smithson off an undisclosed Facebook group. If you use polyvinyl for provisional matrices, place a bead of flowable or blockout resin around the gingival of the tooth prior to making the matrix for fat, easily trimmed provisional margins.

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Do your patients have worn teeth? (OK. Yes. Dumb question.) Do you feel confident diagnosing and treating a worn dentition? (Tougher question, right?) Spear Education offers the most comprehensive and authoritative strategies for diagnosing and treating worn teeth. The seminar "Treating the Worn Dentition" is coming up on November 29th-30th at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing course at a solid (and rare) discounted price! Taught by Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jeff Rouse, it's a powerhouse seminar that is not to be missed! Go check it out at


Zirc's Crystal HD mirror is simply the best dental mirror money can buy. It's made with a special process and reflects a ton more light than any mouth mirror you've used. In fact, it reflects 40% more light! More light means you can see more and better. Zirc is offering a special deal on their website. Order a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors and they'll throw in a Mirror Magic trial kit for free! Use coupon code "DHMM" with your order for the free Mirror Magic trial kit! See more details at

I recently had a talk with a friend of mine that's looking for a new provisional material. I told him about my favorite, MirrorImage from Cosmedent. He's interested, but isn't sure what shade to get because the case he's thinking of is pretty bright. I told him that Cosmedent has him covered. Right now, if you buy 2 of their 10mL syringes of MirrorImage and use the coupon code "free," they'll throw in an extra syringe! So you can try A1, B1 and Bleach! Go check it out at

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Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bellus3d app for iPhone

Alan: Samsung Smartthings Mesh Wifi

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