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Dr. Gary Holtzclaw is a dentist and practice owner in Simpsonville, SC. Alan holds a special place in his hear for Gary because he was one of the very few people who attended Alan's presentation at the Dentsply Sirona World 2017. In Las Vegas. At 8am. On the topic of addiction. 

So let's be honest...Gary is a peach.

The guys had a wide ranging conversation that could have gone on a lot longer and some of the topics they discussed are as follows:

  • Gary indulges Al in a college marching band story because both of them were in the marching band back in the day.
  • Gary and Al are both old school podcast listeners. (Rio 500 mp3 player in the house!)
  • Gary and Al both share a history of buying a "diamond in the rough" kind of practice. We're not sure those kind of practices are out there much any more, but if you find one you should buy it!
  • Gary got into Spear Education/CEREC around the time you could buy CE on DVD! 
  • Reality Ratings changed Al's dental life
  • Gary explains his FriedRiceTacoPizza approach to immersing himself in CE and recommends others approach it a little differently. When he dove in to treating sleep apnea and airway he took courses from Erin Elliott at 3D Dental, Jamison Spencer and Jeff Rouse at Spear. All amazing teachers and courses, but they all have a little bit different approach. This made implementation much more difficult.
  • Instructors don't realize how special they are and often how their practice is.
  • Adults need ortho. A lot. How did Gary get in to moving teeth?
  • In the first three years of practice try and figure out what you DON'T want to do.
  • Gary and Al both threaten to give up a lot of procedures
  • Experience means understanding what's a "Hail Mary" and how to explain that to a patient.
  • Gary on newer dentists..."they're hungrier." 

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