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Jason and Alan had a chance to visit Spear Education last month. One of the amazing people that they were able to interview while they were visiting was Dr. Gary DeWood. Gary's list of accomplishments in dentistry is long. He's been at Pankey and he's a founder at Spear Education. He still teaches some of the foundational courses at Spear (Facially Generated Treatment Planning anyone?) but now spends more time with Spear Practice Solutions, the coaching and consulting arm of Spear Education.

Our discussion ranged all over the place, but one shocker was Gary's explanation of why he stopped doing case presentations! Other highlights of our conversation include:

  • How is a dental office like a pirate ship? (Arrrrr!)
  • Hygiene scheduling and the illusion of scarcity
  • Dashboards and using big data
  • What's the best way to dive into Spear Education

You're going to love this interview! If you have any questions for us or for Gary, drop us a line at!

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In episode 199 we introduced a new segment we're calling the "Clinical Hack of the Week!" Here we share something that solves a problem or is working for us on a day to day basis! We'll share any materials, etc. that might make your life a little easier and how we use them. But better than that...we're hoping that you members of the Dental Hacks Nation will share your clinical hacks with us!

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Cosmedent has been supporting the show from the very beginning. And guess what...they're back. We'd like to thank the folks over at Cosmedent for their continued support. Pink opaque bailed me out of a tough spot need to check out pink opaque and all their amazing opaques and tints at

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dental Practice Ninjas (Andy "Grover" Cleveland)

Alan: Electra Townie bicycle

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Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_199.mp3
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