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Jason and Alan are joined by prosthodontist Dr. Doug Benting to talk about treating the edentulous arch! A lot of dentists have very little experience with dentures and edentulous arches and for this reason, many (most?) dentists don't like dentures! Doug is here to help!

  • Is a high school kid that starts working in a dental lab destined to be a prosthodontist?
  • Is "all on x" all it's cracked up to be?
  • How do you know when someone's dentition is "terminal?"
  • Are we too quick to take teeth out?
  • Dealing with the psychology of people who are probably going to lose their teeth
  • New and interesting ways to treat edentulous arches with implants
  • Keeping teeth even though you know they're eventually going to be lost?
  • What's up with digital dentures? Printing dentures vs. milling
  • Instagram vs. the fundamentals...why learn dentures?

Some links from the show:

Treating the Edentulous Arch at Spear

Dentsply Sirona WaveOne Gold with X-Smart IQ handpiece the and the Gutta Smart System

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To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don't want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for it! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

When you’re layering composite it’s pretty nice to have instruments or brushes that don’t stick to your material. Cosmedent has invented a material that does this perfectly. It’s called “Brush and Sculpt” and it’s a sculpting resin that keeps instruments from sticking to your perfectly placed composites without greying or discoloring your restoration. Go check it out at!


YAPI is kind of like a pizza! You can start with a plain cheese which gives you some of the essentials. Some like to add some meat! (iPad/online patient forms) and some people don't particularly want meat and will opt for veggies (automated appt confirmations/recall reminders/texting), but most people DO want The Supreme (which we call The Works!) - you get nearly everything we offer at the best value. But if you are ordering a pizza, maybe you want some hot wings (online reviews) or garlic knots (our phone screen pop integration with RingCentral or Mango Voice). Are you hungry yet? Every office is different. YAPI has pediatric practices, perio practices and a whole lot of plain old general dentistry offices and they each can choose from YAPI’s wide menu of services! Why don’t you go check the menu at It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

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