The Dental Hacks Podcast

Zach and Kevin finish up their series on endo

Highlights include:

Turkey talk!

Jeopardy talk!

We talk about endo complications like:

Can’t find the canals

Ledges

Perforations

Separated file

Post op pain

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What did Thanksgiving look like during the pandemic? What should we expect for the rest of the holiday season? Al weighs in with a hopeful message moving forward! 

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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Jason and Alan had the honor of talking with Dr. Frank Spear of Spear Education! This was their first conversation with him since the COVID outbreak and the conversation focused a lot on changes in the landscape of dentistry and dental education!

  • How has COVID affected dentistry and dental practices?
  • Some dental practices have done BETTER in 2020! What are the things that these practices have in common?
    • Messaging (stay in touch, let them know you're available!)
    • Proactive messaging about safety
    • "We're concerned about your dental health."
    • Efficiency ("if you're coming in, let's get it done!")
  • "The Big Dip" (hygiene scheduling)
  • The history of dental infection control...why is dentistry ahead of this curve?
  • How is "on campus" going at Spear Education?
  • "Live Virtual" seminars...better than in person?
  • Faculty club round tables...the best value at Spear!
  • The new occlusion curriculum on Spear Online!
  • New research in occlusion...now incorporated into the Spear curriculum!
  • Cause and effect is often not as simple as we'd like
  • What cases does Frank wish he could have a time machine to re-treat (spoiler: it's about airway and orofacial pain)
  • What does Frank think about Orofacial Pain becoming a specialty?
  • How can a dentist avoid burnout in dentistry? (spoiler: eliminate what you don't enjoy)

Some links from the show:

Dr. Frank Spear on the Stories Dentists Tell Each Other (DHP266)

Go check out the Black Friday deals that our friends are putting on at dentalhacks.com/blackfriday!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

We’ve talked a LOT about the Mr. Thirsty One Step. You probably know that it’s the only combination bite block and suction solution that is 100% single use. You don’t need any special hardware to use Mr. Thirsty One Step. It plugs directly into your high volume suction and you’re good to go! You also probably know that it’s easy to alter to fit any patient. You get hands-free retraction of the cheek and tongue and a SUPER dry field all in one single use package! What you might not know is how well it reduces spatter and aerosols! In fact, a recent study performed by the Dental Advisor indicated that Mr. Thirsty One Step performs more like high volume suction in the hands of a skilled assistant than any other device! If you haven’t tried Mr. Thirsty One Step, we think it’s time you should! Go get yourself a trial kit at dentalhacks.com/mrthirstytrial and see if it doesn’t make your life a lot easier! 

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Teledoc

Alan: Public Rec "all day, every day" pants

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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The brilliant Dr. Russell Schafer joins Alan to talk about how he uses a 3D printer and digital design to find the middle ground between barely adequate treatment and the full Cadillac. Many times your patients have situations that don't allow for ideal treatment. Russell has found several situations where digital design and printing have made for a cost effective solution that works for his office AND his patients. Whether it's digital dentures, printed provisional crowns or short term orthodontics, in office 3D printing is filling a need that often goes unfilled in our offices.

Some links from the show:

NextDent 5100 Printer

Blue Sky Bio Crown and Bridge module

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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HOUSEKEEPING:  We released the Thanksgiving episode to some users last week. If you heard an opening bit about Thanksgiving last week then you've heard this show. Go back and re-download last week's show and you'll hear about root canal rotary files and video games. Sorry, the management.

It's almost over.  We just have to obturate. Is there a dirtier word in dentistry than obturate? Do you need special consent to obturate someone? Did I overdo it and say obturate too many times?  Oops... I did it again. Sincerely, Britney P.S. (would obturate)

Highlights include:

  • We discuss drying the canal and what happens if it doesn't get dry?
  • 1 step or 2 step?
  • What sealer do we use?   Kevin got fancy and went to BC sealer, but Zach is old school with Kerr Tubliseal
  • Do we use heated gutta percha?  Guttacore?   Cold GP?   Single cone?
  • How do we sear the gutta percha?  Touch and Heat?  EBay heated instrument?
  • Do we bond in cores same day?   Spoiler Alert:  You bet.
  • Do we write any prescriptions afterwards?  Antibiotic hot takes?   Pain meds?

Next week is the final endo episode on complications and procedural mistakes.

Happy Thanksgiving from Kevin and Zach and thanks for listening.

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Al is joined by Dr. Zach Meiners to talk about a bunch of tips to help reduce your office overhead! Zach is one of the managers of the Clinical Hacks Facebook group, and one of the co-hosts of the Clinical Hacks Podcast which you should listen to every single time it's released! Here's a few of the things Zach recommends that are just like what you're using, but a lot less $$$!

Zach is the man. Saving us money all while being incredibly good looking. He's a treasure. Hit him up in the Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by the incomparable Dr. Gina Dorfman and Dr. Melissa Zettler for a rousing round of "what would you do?" We asked the Dental Hacks Nation to come up with interesting and challenging scenarios for this Brain Trust to kick around and we think you'll like what we've come up with! We discussed:

  • How to refer, relationships with specialists and how owner dentists need to explain how they want this done to those associates that they're working with
  • What do you do with people that ask about expensive treatments that you know from history and their monetary situation that they have absolutely zero intention of following through with?
  • What do you do when a medical doctor tells you to stay in your lane when you want a kid assessed for apnea?
  • What would you do if a hygiene patient from earlier in the day called the office and wanted to talk to the doctor. When the doc comes to the phone the patient explains that they didn't feel that the hygienist was using proper COVID protocols/PPE?
  • You’ve diagnosed a cavity clinically and radiographically on the distal of #3. Treatment planned a DOL filling to close the contact which was packing food. As you prepare, you realize that the decay goes quite gingival and placing a direct restorative is going to be a mess. Patient is expecting a filling. What do you do?
  • What do you do when you find out a team member is sleeping with a patient?
  • When you identify that a child is a victim of abuse, how do you proceed?

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

We’ve talked a LOT about the Mr. Thirsty One Step. You probably know that it’s the only combination bite block and suction solution that is 100% single use. You don’t need any special hardware to use Mr. Thirsty One Step. It plugs directly into your high volume suction and you’re good to go! You also probably know that it’s easy to alter to fit any patient. You get hands-free retraction of the cheek and tongue and a SUPER dry field all in one single use package! What you might not know is how well it reduces spatter and aerosols! In fact, a recent study performed by the Dental Advisor indicated that Mr. Thirsty One Step performs more like high volume suction in the hands of a skilled assistant than any other device! If you haven’t tried Mr. Thirsty One Step, we think it’s time you should! Go get yourself a trial kit at dentalhacks.com/mrthirstytrial and see if it doesn’t make your life a lot easier! 

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: 3D Dentists mild sedation course

Gina: Evernote

Melissa: Neck Fix 

Alan: Purple 2 Mattress

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Al spends a little time telling the story of how the Dental Hacks podcast got its sound! Also, he discusses the amazing Black Friday Deals you can get just by being a member of the Dental Hacks Nation!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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We're back with the endodontic series and we're ready to bust out our rotary files.

But first..do you even play video games bro? Well Kevin used to and he had a pretty big obsession with Princess Peach. Zach learned everything he knows about football from the original Tecmo Bowl and like the Final Fantasy purist he is, he wishes you could just cast a Cure spell rather than have to do some fillings. Would you like to see Zach and Kevin play Blades of Steel against each other online? Why isn't this possible in 2020...or is it?

Kevin is using a new Woodpecker AI motor.  and is enjoying it.

Zach uses a Woodpecker 3 apex locator.

Kevin uses mostly the Edge Endo GTX System.

Zach uses the Edgetaper Platinum System.

Don't miss out on the glidepath files for small canals.

What irrigants do we use?   How about file lubes?  (yes, we said lube).

Is rotary endo too fast? How do we make sure the irrigants sit long enough?

We're getting closer and closer to finishing this root canal...check back next week when we get to obturating this tooth!

 

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Whether it's a bad review on Google or someone says something mean or untrue about you on social media...what can you do? Al argues that you can't do much at all and you shouldn't try. 

The Streisand Effect

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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Dr. Artie Volker joins the Dental Hacks again, this time to discuss digital workflow and the lab industry! Artie has actually built a lab in his office and has a unique perspective on how dental workflows will change in the future!

  • Why did Artie build a commercial lab in his office?
  • How many people do you need for a dental lab?
  • Can you have a dental lab without stone models?
  • Why does milling zirconia in office make so much financial sense?
  • When you do your own lab work, what do you learn about your preparations?
    • make sure you have occlusal clearance
    • recontour adjacent teeth!
  • Al says have very fine finishing burs for adjusting zirconia
  • Artie is stacking porcelain (NERDS!)
  • Artie is using for Lab Pronto orthodontic aligners!
  • How do labs stay profitable moving forward?
  • Working DIRECTLY with a lab tech (e.g.: in the operatory)
  • How to start in digital dentistry according to Artie!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

You’ve heard us talk about the Mr. Thirsty One step a bunch lately. You know that it evacuates more than any other bite block suction solution out there. You know that it’s super easy to adjust to fit any patient. You know that it’s comfortable and easy to place. And you know that it’s the only bite block and suction solution that’s COMPLETELY disposable. No special hardware...just plug it in to your high volume suction and you’ve got hands free isolation. Our friends at Zirc are offering their BEST DEAL EVER on Mr. Thirsty one step! For one day only, Thursday November 19th (that’s next Thursday if you’re listening to the episode right after it dropped!), you can buy one 25 pack of Mr. Thirsty One Step and get one free! That’s right...buy one, get one! But it’s a flash sale that’s only available on November 19th! Head over to www.dentalhacks.com/flashsale on Thursday, November 19th, order your Mr. Thirsty 25 packs and use coupon code "DHBOGO" and you’ll get a buy one, get one deal on the website! 

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Paramount Dental Lab

Alan: 38 Smiles Dental Lab

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Al is once again joined by the one and only Memorie Valentine. This time they discuss what makes an impact on new patients. Memorie currently works in a start up practice where she sees LOTS of new patients and she has some amazing insights about what helps a new patient choose your office as a dental home! The take home message:

  • Patients want to feel heard
  • Patients want to make a connection
  • Patients want to be comfortable

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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We continue our spinoff of a spinoff of a podcast this week and talk Saturday night live for the first 10 minutes. Specifically our favorite 3 cast members and some of their skits.

On this week's continuation of the endo series we discuss access:

  • Kevin likes long shanks, and let's be fair who doesn't.
  • Both of the guys like round burs
  • If you haven't studied any modern access techniques and you graduated in the 00's or earlier it would probably benefit you to revisit best practices for rotary or reciprocating files.
  • Both of the guys like endo explorers.
  • ZAM likes ultrasonics for troughing difficult to find canals, just like the fancy euros on YouTube.
  • Great endo youtube Channel - John Rhodes
  • When do you punt a case if you can't find the canals?
  • What do you do when things go awry?
  • What are some real batting averages for finding MB2?

Next week we finally get into filing and irrigating this tooth!

See ya!

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Al discusses three instruments that he has seen used for composite placement that he had set aside in the past. Now...he's pretty excited about them!

  1. Microbrushes
  2. Composite brushes (several shapes and sizes)
  3. Microcopy "very fine" finishing diamonds

 

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! We've known Dennis for a long time as a teacher at Cosmedent and more recently as the creator of Dental Online Training! Dennis is pushing the limits of hands clinical education and his vision really hits a sweet spot in the COVID era! But not only is he a really great educator, he practices clinically 4 days a week! We had a really great and wide ranging conversation with Dennis as a our co-host! Some of the topics we covered:

  • What do you do when you get behind on the schedule? How do you handle it when you get in the weeds?
  • How has CE changed in the COVID era?
  • Dental Online Training (www.dothandson.com): how it started, what is it, how it works
    • Learning at your own speed/on your own time
  • When is minimally invasive dentistry an excellent choice and when do we need to be more aggressive?
  • Creating great relationships with a lab (Dennis primarily uses Synergy Ceramics)
  • Dentistry on social media (the good, the bad and the ugly)
  •  As an educator, what do most restoratives get "wrong" most often? (spoiler: the answer might surprise you!) 

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

When we hear "YAPI," we think "paperless." And we're not wrong. But YAPI is so much more than just amazing streamlining of data entry into your PMS. It's patient communication, team communication, reviews and so much more. You should see what YAPI can do for you buy downloading an informative ebook called "Blasting Your Dental Practice from the Past to the Future!" Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ebook!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy two 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code October21 through October! Go check it out at https://bit.ly/3lRT0Ue!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Dennis: How I Built This podcast

Alan: Oats Overnight 

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Dr. Brad Keener joins Alan again to talk about something completely not dental related. Brad is a private pilot and a couple years ago he had an engine failure and made a crash landing! He survived and it's an amazing story that you shouldn't miss!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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Zach and Kevin continue their series on endo. This week we discuss anesthesia and isolation!

Highlights include:

We talk about our favorite SNL president impersonators 

Kevin is a Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford fan

Zach is a Darryl Hammond as Bill Clinton fan

Ohio is the birthplace of presidents

We discuss anesthesia for Endo.

We discuss a recent septocaine dilemma.

We talk about teeth that won’t get numb.

We talk about rubber dams.

Zach likes liquid dam.

Kevin likes the double clamp technique

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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Alan is joined by the incomparable Dr. Melissa Zettler to talk about horrible customer service. What can we learn from the lousy service you get from almost everywhere? Does everyone suck at their job? (spoiler: yes) There are simple things we can make sure our office does well to avoid being the topic of an angry podcast!

Some links from the show:

Dental Support Specialties

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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Jason and Alan join guest host Danny Vezmar for a rollicking conversation about the dental industry! Danny is the Director of Marketing, Restorative, Preventive and Lab at Dentsply Sirona. As a "third generation" dental industry person he's got a very unique take on the dental industry and our conversation was wide ranging!

  • What does a day in the life of Dentsply Sirona's "Director of Marketing, Restorative, Preventive and Lab" look like and how can we streamline that title?
  • Hot Voices of Dentistry talk
  • Danny's family has been in the dental industry for a LONG time.
  • Has Danny ever experienced a "Crystal Pepsi" product roll out?
  • Why did IRM come in different colors?
  • Should oral surgeons do TV commercials?
  • How is COVID affecting Dentsply Sirona?
  • PureVac HVE for aerosols
  • Dentsply Sirona's One DS™ 2.0+ Rewards Program and Clinical Accelerator (Pacman vs. Tupperware)
  • Jason and Alan are WaveOne Gold fan boys (What's the WaveOne situation?)
  • Aquasil Ultra "Cordless"
  • What's happening with CEREC?
  • What's the deal with Surefil One? (self adhesive, dual cured composite hybrid!)
  • Will we ever have dental meetings again? What happened with DS World?
  • the Dentsply Sirona Academy in Charlotte, NC.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

When we hear "YAPI," we think "paperless." And we're not wrong. But YAPI is so much more than just amazing streamlining of data entry into your PMS. It's patient communication, team communication, reviews and so much more. You should see what YAPI can do for you buy downloading an informative ebook called "Blasting Your Dental Practice from the Past to the Future!" Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ebook!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy two 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code October21 through October! Go check it out at https://bit.ly/3lRT0Ue!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Glidewell Bone Profilers

Alan: Xero shoes

Danny: Surefil One, dental floss on murder hornets and GUM Softpicks Advanced

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Al comes to you with a simple request...we need information.

Specifically, we'd like you to answer a very short and very easy survey that you can find at dentalhacks.com/podcastsurvey. What's in it for you? Well, if you leave your name or an email where we can contact you, you'll be in a drawing for a $50 gift card from Amazon. And, if you leave a review for the podcast and let us know about it (info@dentalhacks.com or DM us on FB) you'll be entered twice! The chances of winning are pretty decent here, so it's worth your time!

Thanks for listening and thanks for reviewing!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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In this episode of our endo series we discuss our methods of diagnosis for root canals in varying situations.

And as you read that you're probably wondering how that's interesting for 30 minutes...well we spiked in all kinds of juicy Halloween discussion...favorite costumes, candy, movies..and a bonus hilarious story from Kevin's Halloween youth in the 70s.

Back to the endo we hit on all the fun stuff. Cold test, heat tests, percussion, x-rays, draining fistula tracking, cracked teeth, all the fun stuff!

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the Clinical Hacks Facebook page. Thanks for listening.

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Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan to talk about some of the subtle and not so subtle ways that we think. No longer can you look at a group of people without thinking, "they're kind of close together over there" or "your mask isn't covering your nose, bro." Are we broken as Al posits or are we just different as Dawn thinks?

If you enjoyed this conversation, be sure to check out Dawn and Alan weekly on the Peaceful Practice Podcast!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today's episode features a talk with our friend Jay Glazer of Crazy Dental. Jason and Alan sat down with Jay at Voices of Dentistry 2020. It was an informal kind of talk about the dental industry and how dentists buy supplies. Some topics we discussed are:

  • What is "grey market?"
  • Why do companies have catalog prices?
  • How Crazy Dental works (and it's beginnings as "Profit Finder")
  • Is Jay worried about Amazon as a dental supplier?
  • How does Crazy Dental keep the costs down?
  • How has podcasting worked to help grow Crazy Dental?

Some links from the show:

Crazy Dental (use code DHN10 for 10% off of non-PPE purchases at Crazy Dental!)

Implant Pathway

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

When we hear "YAPI," we think "paperless." And we're not wrong. But YAPI is so much more than just amazing streamlining of data entry into your PMS. It's patient communication, team communication, reviews and so much more. You should see what YAPI can do for you buy downloading an informative ebook called "Blasting Your Dental Practive from the Past to the Future!" Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ebook!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy two 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code October21 through October! Go check it out at https://bit.ly/3lRT0Ue!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Outlander on Netflix

Alan: Cherokee Infinity scrubs/lab coats

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

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Jason and Alan discuss on awkward situation that's happened to all of us. The endodontist does a beautiful root canal on a tooth that can't be restored. Who's fault was it? How can we avoid this? (spoiler: good communication with your specialists!) 

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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Zach and Kevin begin their series on endo. This week’s episode is about case selection!

Highlights include:

We talk about the passing of Eddie Van Halen and our fave Van Halen songs

We talk about our Endo journey through dental school and early practice.

We discuss when we refer.

Kevin recommends Stephen Buchanan’s courses

Zach likes Protaper files

Both love Edge Endo

Here is a Dentistry Today article that had an influence on Kevin

We ponder why some general dentists don’t do endo.

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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So you're thinking of adding a new procedure, material or some new equipment. There are great reasons to add stuff and some bad reasons. Al walks you through the decision tree from worst to best!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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Today's episode is an Encore edition featuring the one and only Dr. Frank Spear from the 2019 Spear Summit in Scottsdale, AZ! Jason and Alan had an hour during the Spear Summit to pick up where we left off from episode 235 and it was very interesting. Frank opened the meeting with a talk that discussed the stories that dentists tell each other about where the profession is going and then presented some data that suggests a lot of these stories aren't exactly true. Some of the things we discussed:

  • Why do insurance companies cover thing so differently from state to state?
  • The beauty of practicing in groups. But not necessarily a DSO.
  • Could someone become Frank Spear in the way that Frank did considering student debt as it is now?
  • How did beautiful temporaries make a difference in Frank's career?
  • Why does Frank feel responsible to help the narrative that dentists tell each other?
  • What's the data the Frank would really like to see?
  • Why is it so impossible to compare dental businesses and income across the country? How can you compare apples to apples?
  • Take home message: things are better than dentists are telling themselves!
  • What is dental school like when your dad is Frank Spear?
  • How could dental school teach things with more context?
  • Are there useful parallels between dental and medical education?
  • How will Frank's teaching schedule be changing in the future?
  • How is the curriculum at Spear Education changing?
  • What kind of "big numbers" has Frank been impressed with lately? (spoiler: it has to do with Spear Practice Solutions)

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Not all "paperless" is the same. You don't have to look any further than your office manager! YAPI can help them avoid repetitive tasks that kill productivity at the front desk! YAPI was the first and the best at paperless.  Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Simply put...Crystal HD mouth mirrors from Zirc are the best mouth mirrors in all of dentistry. All you have to do is put one next to a regular mouth mirror and you’ll see the difference. The Zirc HD mirror is like watching 4k Ultra hd vs. the color tv you had in the basement that had that Archie Bunker clicker remote control. Seriously. That’s how much better they are. You’re thinking, “sure, bro. Whatever you say. It’s a freaking mouth mirror...they’re all the same.” To that I say. Nu uh. Not even close. Zirc is so sure you’ll notice the difference that they’re giving you a special offer. For a 4 pack of Black/Gray soft grip Crystal HD mirrors you order from the Zirc website, they’re going to give it to you for just $20 just because you’re a member of the Dental Hacks Nation! Use coupon code: SHINE4 at check out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: WaveOne Gold System

Alan: Berman Instruments Premium Line

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

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Dr. Rich Rosenblatt joins Alan to talk about diet and exercise and how COVID changed the way we look at things. 

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

 

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Dr. Alan Mead of the DentalHacks podcast was gracious enough to join us again this week.

And we start off with old school internet videos:

Bonus:   He got a web redemption!  

Then we got into some hot caries removal talk.

  • What burs do you use?
  • To Dye, or not to Dye?
  • Do you leave any caries?  Why or why not?

Caries removal is a divisive topic.. did we get it right?  wrong?   Let us know in the

Clinical Hacks Facebook Page!

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Alan talks with Dr. Daniel Smith about what he would have done if dentistry didn't become his profession.

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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Overtreatment. Does it happen in dentistry or is it just a difference of opinion? In today's "ask us anything" episode Jason and Al address the topic of who's treating too much and who's not treating enough?

  • The case of a new dentist diagnosing "10 cavities" in a patient that's experienced no decay with their old dentist
  • The case of a "second opinion" with a giant perio treatment plan and no pockets over 3mm
  • Can the customer service model of "Discount Tire" be applied to dentistry?
  • Which would you rather repeat: dental school or 2020?
  • How much does a missed phone call cost? Does it make sense to work with someone to answer your calls "off site?"
  • Do you diagnose and treatment plan the same at the beginning of the day as the end of the day?

Some links from the show:

Zirc Crystal HD mirrors

Enova headlamps

Dental Support Specialties

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

In the new COVID landscape some things are going virtual for the first time. For instance, take the ADA Meeting. It’s now the “ADA Virtual Connect Conference” and it’s coming up October 15th through the 17th. More about that in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page! YAPI has been helping dentists go totally digital for a decade now for all kinds of tasks throughout the dental office. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And now more than ever before you have to be able to ask your loyal patients for reviews in the right places like Google, Facebook and Yelp. It’s all important and needs to get done, but it can be a drag on your team. Our friends at YAPI have solutions for all of this and more! And they can do it paperlessly! To be honest, there really isn’t much in your office that YAPI can’t make easier and more efficient. Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

Simply put...Crystal HD mouth mirrors from Zirc are the best mouth mirrors in all of dentistry. All you have to do is put one next to a regular mouth mirror and you’ll see the difference. The Zirc HD mirror is like watching 4k Ultra hd vs. the color tv you had in the basement that had that Archie Bunker clicker remote control. Seriously. That’s how much better they are. You’re thinking, “sure, bro. Whatever you say. It’s a freaking mouth mirror...they’re all the same.” To that I say. Nu uh. Not even close. Zirc is so sure you’ll notice the difference that they’re giving you a special offer. For a 4 pack of Black/Gray soft grip Crystal HD mirrors you order from the Zirc website, they’re going to give it to you for just $20 just because you’re a member of the Dental Hacks Nation! Use coupon code: SHINE4 at check out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

 

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Jason and Alan tackle the age old question of "can I remove this tooth atraumatically without laying a flap" or do you just go ahead and open it up? I think you'll find our answer incredibly satisfying. Also in this episode, Al's very sexy surgical outfit and "Jason's skullet."

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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Kevin and Zach are joined by Alan Mead to talk about how to implement new stuff in the office. Actually, it's mostly Zach and Al listening to Kevin because he's really good at implementing stuff. Some topics we discussed:

  • Instagram fishermen/women
  • Al's love of air abrasion and the "shelf" in his office
  • Al's problem buying stuff at the Midwinter back in the day
  • The story of implants in Kevin's office/don't tell Kevin that he can't do something
  • Why add services/procedures to your office?
  • Al's microscope story
  • Zach loves Gordon Christensen
  • Goofus and Gallant (Al and Kevin)
  • Kevin implements sleep by including the team
    • how to create a team driven implementation process
  • Kevin has a Missy
  • Moving out of micromanagement
  • Removing barriers to implementation and the rubber dam
    • actual barriers vs. barriers in your head
  • CRAZY DENTAL

Love this episode? Hate it? Tell us about it on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Group!

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Today's episode features two dental podcasting all stars: Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski. This is actually a cross over episode with the Peaceful Practice Podcast and it features our talk with Josh Austin about mental health in dentistry. Josh talks about the work he's been doing with a therapist and how it's helped him be a better dentist and a better person. This is a piece of the full interview done in episode 47 of the Peaceful Practice Podcast, so if you enjoyed this episode you should download the whole thing and listen

The Peaceful Practice Podcast

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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Dr. Stephanie Zeller joins Alan to talk about the creative process and how we get "stuck" in our lives. Whether it's within a dental office, speaking career or just going to the gym many of us struggle with starting or finishing stuff. Stephanie actually interviewed Alan for her podcast "Dental Outliers" and we thought it was so good that we're featuring it here! They dive deep on the topics of perfectionism, addiction and pushing through resistance in today's episode and we think you'll find it pretty interesting.

Some links from the show:

Dental Outliers podcast

Online Course {Code: DentalOutliers for 10% off} | 8-week online program designed to help you find more flow daily: Flow More Daily by Rewiring your Mind + Body

Stephanie's coaching website: Coaching + Workshop Website

Ted Talk: Flow – The Secret To Happiness

Seth Godin’s AltMBA

Seth Godin’s Podcast

Jason's "never miss" podcast: "The Joe Rogan Experience"

Al's "never miss" podcasts: "Reply All" and "The Fifth Column"

Al's terrible impression of John Malkovich's "Teddy KGB" from the movie Rounders:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Simply put...Crystal HD mouth mirrors from Zirc are the best mouth mirrors in all of dentistry. All you have to do is put one next to a regular mouth mirror and you’ll see the difference. The Zirc HD mirror is like watching 4k Ultra hd vs. the color tv you had in the basement that had that Archie Bunker clicker remote control. Seriously. That’s how much better they are. You’re thinking, “sure, bro. Whatever you say. It’s a freaking mouth mirror...they’re all the same.” To that I say. Nu uh. Not even close. Zirc is so sure you’ll notice the difference that they’re giving you a special offer. For any 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors you order from the Zirc website, they’re going to knock off $7 just because you’re a member of the Dental Hacks Nation! Use coupon code: dhn7 at check out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

In the new COVID landscape some things are going virtual for the first time. For instance, take the ADA Meeting. It’s now the “ADA Virtual Connect Conference” and it’s coming up October 15th through the 17th. More about that in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page! YAPI has been helping dentists go totally digital for a decade now for all kinds of tasks throughout the dental office. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And now more than ever before you have to be able to ask your loyal patients for reviews in the right places like Google, Facebook and Yelp. It’s all important and needs to get done, but it can be a drag on your team. Our friends at YAPI have solutions for all of this and more! And they can do it paperlessly! To be honest, there really isn’t much in your office that YAPI can’t make easier and more efficient. Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Rich Dad's Tax Free Wealth

Alan: Medit i500 latest software update (Meditlink 2.3)

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

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It used to be you would time your vacations to give you a welcome mental break from the day to day grind of dentistry. Then came 2020 and the COVID pandemic. How have current events changed the way you take time off? The Dental Hacks Nation has some thoughts and Alan explores the importance of giving yourself a break. 

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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This episode number 2  with special guest Dr. Kristine Aadland

Highlights include:

FIRE!

METEOROLOGY!

GOLF!

DENTSPLY SIRONA!

DSWORLD!

CONE BEAM!

IMPLANTS!

3DDENTISTS!

WOMEN IN DENTISTRY!

CLINICAL HACKS !

ALAN MEAD AND JASON LIPSCOMB!

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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Alan is joined by his 10 year old son, Jacob, to talk about how COVID has changed things. Jacob was on earlier on in the COVID shutdown to talk about home schooling and what he felt like from COVID, so we brought him back for an update! It's all pretty good news from Alan's "mini-me!"

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

Direct download: ep_44_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan talks with the incomparable Irene Iancu about podcasting, her new practice and practicing dentistry in the COVID era! Some highlights from the episode:

  • What is going to happen with dental meetings moving forward?
  • Irene is a hygienist that also owns and runs her own dental office
  • How did COVID affect her buildout and her startup?
  • Would she recommend going on the news to talk about PPE in the COVID era? (spoiler: NO!)
  • How did she put systems in place?
  • How did Irene (a hygienist) interview doctors to work in her practice?
  • Using local Facebook mom groups to market your practice (this is GOLD!)
  • An office where you "eat what you kill."
  • Is it important that patients know who OWNS the office?
  • Irene is going back to school!
  • Irene's dog Lou is the smartest dog in the world
  • Irene is a Nomad pioneer in Canada!
  • Irene's hiring tips
  • Irene's FIRING tips
  • What would she have told herself if she could go back in time and change something about opening her practice?

Some links from the show:

The First 90 Days

Radical Candor

Radical Candor Podcast

The Making of a Startup Facebook group

Irene's Instagram

Toothlife Studio

Tooth or Dare Podcast

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Madness of Crowds

Alan: Stealthshield Masks by Aswemove

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_305_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by Dr. Jenny Perna, aka: yogi_dentist on Instagram! She's an amazing Instagram follow for her posts on yoga, exercise, dentistry, CE and her amazing travel! Today Al and Jenny discussed a problem faced by many people for many reasons. How do you convince your brain that it's time to get up when the alarm goes of REALLY EARLY! Jenny has some really good insight that can help you get more done and feel more accomplished during your day. We also talked about her recent trip to the Kois Center in Seattle and how they're handling in-person CE in the COVID era! We're pretty big fans of the yogi_dentist and we think you will be, too!

Some links from the show:

Jenny's Instagram: @yogi_dentist

Kois Center 

 

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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We welcome our very own Dr. Kristine Aadland, a dentist from Vancouver, Washington.

We discuss Zach’s Dental Economics article.

We praise Crazy Dental a dental supply company.

We discuss our favorite Weird Al Yankovic songs.

Kris writes dental parody songs!

Kris wants to be a CIA spy when she grows up.

Kris is a Cerec user.

Zach got an offer to buy a used Omnicam.

We convince Zach to buy it!

Please join our Facebook page!

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Jason and Alan got a question emailed to them from a new dentist who is struggling with their current associateship. The email asked:

I'm a recent graduate from dental school and just got a new associate position at a private practice near my hometown.  I've been working there for about 2 months now and the patient flow for me has been very slow--seeing 0 patients on some days.  The owner dentist has been doing some marketing for myself to get going and most new patients that walk through the door are mine to be seen.  What else can he and I do to improve my patient flow?
 
The owner dentist is also big on continuity of care and doesn't allow me to see his patients.  However, he and I had talked about potentially buying into his practice somewhere down the road.  Since this is a long-term relationship, should I be seeing some of his patients?  Should I be doing hygiene exams, simple restorative work, some crowns, new patients and emergencies? What are your thoughts on continuity of care and how does a new associate fit into that?
As usual, the Hacks have thoughts! Head on over to the Dental Hacks Nation to join in the conversation!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

Direct download: ep_43_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan had a chance to talk with Joshua Scott of Studio 8E8. Joshua has around 20 years of experience in dental marketing and he realized that dental marketing sucks. It's a harsh truth, but totally true. We discuss all about marketing in dentistry:

  • Authenticity and storytelling in the dental space (Al is a Seth Godin fanboy)
  • How dental marketing USED to work
  • What is Joshua's hack to reduce expenses that you might not be using? What's his 24 hour rule?
  • Do patients see dentists as a commodity? Can we change that?
  • How customers see your office and creating an experience
  • Telling the story of safety isn't going anywhere
  • What does storytelling mean to Joshua?
  • How important is SEO? Reviews?
  • What's the best creative medium? Why does Joshua feel like you need to do all of it instead of focusing on one type of medium?
  • Dental stock photography is horrible
  • Startup marketing vs. existing practice marketing
  • How important is branding in dentistry?

Some links from the show:

Enova Headlamp

Studio 8E8

Joshua's Instagram

Studio 8E8 Facebook

Ashley Joves' practice "Smile and Co."

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bryant Consultants

Alan: Dabble Writer

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_304_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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What's keeping you from implementing change or getting your ideas out there? Al discusses a concept that he learned from Seth Godin a LONG time ago called "shipping." It's the concept of pushing past the objections and idea of perfection and getting it out there. It can be a powerful force in your life and is worth taking a look at!

Some links from the show:

Linchpin, by Seth Godin

"The Truth About Shipping" by Seth Godin

Ship or Die - Seth Godin, 2010 Contagious Conference from Storyspark on Vimeo.

 

A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth: What's Going On?

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy. And get yourself a free sample of their most popular crown prep bur at: https://microcopydental.com/nddh.

 

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We have Dr. Liz Doman back again this week.  Dr. Doman started her career off as a hygienist and has a different perspective when she treats perio than a traditional college to dental school student.

We talk music, perio, fluoride, soft tissue management, caries control, and so much more.

If you want to talk about the episode please join us on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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Has the COVID pandemic really caused more cracked teeth? Alan talks with Dental Hacks Nation favorite Dr. Dawn Kulongowski about whether there are really more cracked teeth from COVID! The answers might surprise you!

Some links from the show:

A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth: What's Going On?

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy. And get yourself a free sample of their most popular crown prep bur at: https://microcopydental.com/nddh.

 

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Brad Keener for a really interesting talk. As it turns out, both of these friends of the show survived accidents that left their faces and teeth smashed up. Both of them have been pretty open about what had happened to them in the past, but we thought it might be interesting to hear about what it was like to be a patient of a big reconstruction after traumatic accidents. And we were right! This is an interview that you aren't going to want to miss!

Some links from the show:

[caption id="attachment_1878" align="alignleft" width="500"] Brad's radiograph[/caption][caption id="attachment_1879" align="alignleft" width="352"] Brad's after[/caption]

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Duncan Trussell on Joe Rogan

Mark: mergers with the selling dentist holding paper (banks aren't lending, yo)

Brad: Crossfit

Alan: "Harley Quinn" season 2

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_303_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Every business owner and especially ever dental practice owner needs to keep their eyes open for embezzlement. Unfortunately, it's a problem that faces every dental practice. Al suggests a very simple habit he's had over the years that is surprisingly controversial amongst his colleagues that can make a difference.

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy. And get yourself a free sample of their most popular crown prep bur at: https://microcopydental.com/nddh.

 

 

Direct download: ep_39_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This episode number 1 with special guest Dr. Liz Doman!

Highlights include:

Clinical Hacks Facebook group devotee Liz Doman is a graduate of The University Of  Detroit Mercy dental school and practices in Texas.

We plug Crazy Dental for ordering PPE supplies, check them out!

We talk about pulp caps which was the question Liz posted in our group!

She chose Theracal out of all the suggestions

We discuss root canals as an alternative.

We discuss the Durelon/ Kanca technique.

We also discuss leaving decay close to the pulp of needed.

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

Direct download: CHP_62__mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by Dr. Bill Linger. Bill is a microscope using dentist and the president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED). We discuss some of the struggles clinicians have in learning to use a microscope in dentistry. Whether it's patient positioning or working on the lower arch, these problems are easily overcome with the right knowledge. As it happens, Bill is giving an online course on September 12 from 11am-1pm EST that focuses on learning to use the microscope in everyday practice! Whether you're a beginner or have been using a microscope for years, Bill has tips to make your microscope life WAY better!

Some links from the show:

Bill's upcoming course (sign up now!)

AMED's website

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

Direct download: ep_38_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason talks with Dr. Ziv Simon. Ziv is a periodontist, an immigrant and an educator. He practices in Beverly Hills and has an amazing educational portal called SurgicalMaster.

  • The immigrant mentality and how it has affected Ziv's journey (The Obstacle is the Way)
  • How did serving in the Israeli army affect his story?
  • How has online education changed the way we learn?
  • What makes a good online learning forum? How can we keep it safe?
  • More surgery = more complications
  • Listen to your mom!
  • Case selection and picking the winners
  • Developing patient relationships
  • How to start doing more soft tissue surgery in your office
  • What's the story about the SurgicalMaster system?
  • Abundance mindset vs. scarcity mindset
  • Attack vs. retreat
  • Ziv's take on the coronavirus shutdown
  • How to gain patient's trust after COVID? (spoiler: transparency)
  • How a smartphone can make you $1 million. It's about authenticity.
  • Cutting the fat during lean times
  • Shredded Academy, and is the pain worth it?

Some links from the show:

Check out Enova Illumination's "Pop Up Experience" on September 10, 11 and 12 at the Graduate Hotel! You can check out Enova's loupes, headlights and other innovations along side of the amazing Zumax microscopes now available in the United States! Reservations are required, so hurry up and grab your spot to see the most innovative magnification and lighting in dentistry!

SurgicalMaster website

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: "Uncharted" with Gordon Ramsay, New Zealand

Alan: Zumax OMS2380 microscope from Enova Illumination

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_302_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan goes solo in episode 37 to talk about gratitude and how it can make your life a LOT better. The thing is, you have to practice it consistently and not just when your hair is on fire! 

Some links from the show:

Workflowy

 

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

 

Direct download: ep_37_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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We welcome our very own  Dr. Clint Timmerman “the better Timmerman”

We discuss sports (again)

Clint give us his quick bio.

Clint does a podcast called “Totally Oral” about dentistry.

Clint  is here to discuss temporaries, in particular the shrink wrap technique.

Clint learned this at LVI.

This apparently freaks people out!

There is no cement used in this technique.

Kevin uses the shrink wrap technique for veneers.

Black scuzz under these temps can be removed with Aly Sergie’s magic elixir (35%H2O2)

Zach and Clint both say the word “moist”

Please join our Facebook page!

Direct download: DHP_61_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by Dr. Melissa Zettler to talk about her recent experience traveling for CE! We're all wondering what it will be like once people decide to get together to learn and Melissa has a hopeful message for the Dental Hacks Nation!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

 

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Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Jason is joined by Hollie Bryant, a dental coach and consultant. They talk a lot about the business of dentistry, managing an office and team, especially after the COVID shut down. Some of the topics they covered are:

  • Why is "consultant" a dirty word?
  • When is the right time to bring on a consultant?
  • Is growth always the goal? What does growth look like?
  • People don't look for/find creative solutions when things are good
  • How are new dentists being brainwashed?
  • What should we look for as fall approaches?
  • How often should we call patients? When?
  • Hollie on "cross training" in the office
  • Hollie on "farming duties out" and creating a team
  • Hollie on bringing your kids to work
  • Dentists doing prophies
  • Dental office becoming "virtual schools"
  • Can dental offices attract "medical" people?
  • Leadership is more important now more than ever before!
  • COVID and depression

Some links from the show:

Bryant Consultants website

email: Hollie@bryantconsultants.com

A. Titan self aspirating syringe

Septodont self aspirating syringe

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: skidding tongs

Alan: The Scaredy Cats Horror Show podcast and Blocked and Reported podcast

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Adam McWethy joins Alan to talk about the upcoming Spear Education Summit! Alan and Jason attended the 2019 Summit, which was an amazing in-person event. But in the era of COVID, we're not really doing in-person events. So, what is Spear Education going to do?

Adam explains how the "virtual summit" will work.

Some links from the show:

Spear Summit 2020

Spear workshops starting in September 2020

 

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

 

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We welcome our very own Dr. Russell Schafer the Louisiana legend…

Highlights include:

We discuss football or no football

Russell Schafer is back to discuss partial dentures. 

  • Russell is an old fashioned cast partial kind of guy
  • But he also likes to print partials for immediate partials.
  • We discuss implants plus partials
  • We discuss using retained roots to help with a partial
  • We discuss impressions for partials and rest seats
  • Kevin makes a custom tray out of a stock tray
  • Russell can do a partial in 2 or 3 visits

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Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Brad Keener is a dentist in rural Arkansas. He has a 3 doctor practice that has "zero hygienists." They've created a model where the doctors do the hygiene appointments and they're making it work! He explains to Alan what a regular day looks like and how they keep patients happy and the office profitable! This one is interesting and is sure to cause controversy!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

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Today we feature an interview that Alan did with Dr. Ashley Joves and Dr. George Hariri on their new podcast, "Dental Friends with Benefits." They brought Alan on to talk about his experience with addiction, rehab, recovery and helping others. It's a wide ranging conversation that we're sure our audience could benefit from!

Some links from the show:

Vivobarefoot

Microcopy "very fine" diamonds

Fatty McGee

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anutra anesthetic buffering

Alan: Jabra Elite 75T

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Staffing an office has gotten weird. Some people want to stay on unemployment, some people are afraid of the risks this new virus. Solutions have been tough to find!

In today's episode Alan talks with Sarah Penland, the founder of a company called "Stop Gap Dental." 

Until now! Sarah explains how she came up with the brilliant idea of Stop Gap Dental, a smartphone based app that wants to be your one stop solution to this problem (and a whole lot more)! Find a qualified sub at the time you need it? The app can do it. Pay them? The app can do it! Sarah explains how Stop Gap Dental could work for your practice!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

Direct download: ep_33_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Joining us this week on the Clinical Hacks is Dr. Russell Schafer.  As one of our resident removable dentistry experts in the Clinical Hacks, we thought it would be great if he weighed in on pediatric dentistry as well.

All joking aside, Russell's passion other than dentures is in fact pediatric dentistry and he does a lot of it.

So we weigh in on pedo class 2's, pulpotomies, sealants, sedation, and much much more.

Do you see kids?  Weigh in on this episode on the Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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Alan discusses some experience he's had lately of being a patient, the patient experience and how being the best patient you can be is good for everyone. 

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

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Dr. Justin Moody and Dr. Steven Vorholt from Implant Pathways join Alan to explain how dental implant education has become better and easier than ever before! Justin started Implant Pathway in 2016 and it's become the premier place in the U.S. to learn implant placement and restoration! In this interview we discuss:

  • How has coronavirus affected hands on dental CE?
  • Where do the patients come from for Implant Pathway?
  • What's the difference between the conventional pathway vs. "fast track?"
  • How does the Implant Pathway work?
  • Why Arizona?
  • What's the difference between live patient courses in Arizona vs. overseas?
  • What's the best way to teach complications? Because, they happen!
  • When will Al be going through the Implant Pathway fast track?
  • Are we going to do Voices of Dentistry in 2021?
  • For the record, Dr. Mark Costes is a really good dentist!
  • What changes in implants have made it so accessible for regular dentists?

Some links from the show:

The Rubber Dam Masterclass by Dr. Calin Pop

Nic Tone Rubber Dam

Implant Pathway

Implant Pathway Instagram

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: (Un)well on Netflix

Alan: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Alan is joined by Ryan Chan, Chris Koch and Pat Williams from Apteryx. Apteryx is known for their imaging software that works with lots of different practice management softwares. Even more interesting, they offer imaging options for local storage as well as cloud storage! Alan discusses the pros and cons of moving your imaging to the cloud with a company that really knows what they're doing! Whether it's cost savings or image security, cloud images might be for your office! One of the most interesting parts about cloud based imaging is how easy it is to share CBCT images between offices with a secure viewer!

Some links from the show:

Apteryx Imaging

"The Top 8 Benefits of Cloud-Based Imaging Software"

Cloud Based vs. On-premise Solutions

Apteryx white paper mentioned in the podcast

Ryan's email

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

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On this week's clinical hacks podcast,  Dr. Zach Meiners bring back Dr. Daniel Smith and Dr. Rusty Fitton to talk more about practicing with a parent or family member.

What archaic equipment do our '70s and 80s parents still utilize in the dental office?

What would you do differently if you could give advice to your younger self?

What should young dental students know if they are planning to join a parent in their office?

And much much more.

Are you planning to practice with a relative?   Join us in the Clinical Hacks Facebook group just for docs to discuss it further!

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Alan is joined by Katrina Klein, hygienist and founder of ErgoFitLife to talk about what dentistry can do to your body over time! Alan has done more hygiene after the post-COVID shutdown than he ever has in his career and has a new respect for what it does to your body! Katrina and Alan share all kinds of suggestions about ergonomics, stretching and how to make dentistry and dental hygiene a little less tough on your body! Be sure to check out the ErgoFitLife website, Instagram and ErgoFitLife Facebook group!

Some links from the show:

Hygenius face shield

Zirc Crystal HD mirror

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

Direct download: ep_30_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are back! Fresh from getting hit by a truck, the Dental Hacks spend time answering questions from the ever-brilliant Dental Hacks Nation! Some of the queries they address:

  • Russell Schafer asks, “what toothpaste do y’all use?”
  • Anonymous Facebook user asks, “what is the best concert you’ve ever gone to?”
  • Anonymous Facebook user asks, “favorite Disney/Pixar movie?
  • Richard Vernon asks, “How do you see the next 5 years post COVID impacting U.S. dentists and dentistry?”
  • Richard Burgess asks, “are your kids going to physically be at school or do it remotely or a hybrid version?”Jake Skowronski asks, “Would you take hydorxychloroqine right now if you started feeling crummy and tested positive this morning for COVID 19?
  • Brad Keener asks, “who would win an Indian leg wrestling match?”
  • Craig Harder asks, “which episode is your favorite?”
  • Sarah Erickson asks, “boxers or briefs?”
  • Adnan Omran asks, “would you rather fight one hundred duck-sized horses or one horse sized duck?”
  • Matt Jourdain asks, “favorite nacho topping?”
  • Teresa Duncan: “most favorite and most annoying patients. Not types - a specific patient. Looking for stories here.”
  • Zachary Meiners asks, “crystal ball: will Chicago midwinter meeting happen?”
  • Melissa Zetter asks, “Whats the first place you will go when this damn COVID ends?”
  • Flash Davies asks, "Which is more painful, having to homeschool your kids or being hit by a truck?”
  • Roger Mead (the other one) asks, “are you serving birthday cake for Alan?”

Some links from the show:

[caption id="attachment_1822" align="alignleft" width="500"] Gleem Toothpaste[/caption]

 

 

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Umbrella Academy

Alan: BQE Ergodynamic chair

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_298_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Brad Mattison is a dentist in Wellesley, MA and recently had a Zumax OMS 2380 dental microscope installed at his office. Coincidentally, Alan had one installed in December of 2019 and LOVES geeking out about dental microscope stuff! Alan grills Brad all about his first week with the scope...what he loves, what's hard and what the future looks like in high magnification!

Some links from the show:

Zumax OMS 2380 from Enova Illumination

[caption id="attachment_1820" align="alignleft" width="433"] Pelton and Crane Chairman chair (note wood panelling)[/caption]

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

Direct download: ep_29_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Welcome to a very special episode of the Clinical Hacks.   This one is for all the dentists that practice with a parent or family member or who may do so in the future.

Dr. Rusty Fitton practices with his father in a suburb of Chicago, IL.

Dr. Daniel Smith practices with both his father and uncle in Oliver Springs, TN.

Dr. Zach Meiners practices with his father in Independence, MO

This is the first of a two part episode, in this episode we focus on how we got started working with our parents and some of the pitfalls and pluses.

Do you practice with a family member?  Want to talk about it?  Need therapy?

Join us in the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page to discuss

Direct download: CHP_ep_57-auphonic_01.mp3
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Welcome back to the Dental Hacks Shorts! In today's episode Alan talks with Sarah Penland, the founder of a company called "Stop Gap Dental." Every dental business owner has faced the last minute necessity to find a sub for a team member. At the last minute there's almost never a good solution.

Until now! Sarah explains how she came up with the brilliant idea of Stop Gap Dental, a smartphone based app that wants to be your one stop solution to this problem (and a whole lot more)! Find a qualified sub at the time you need it? The app can do it. Pay them? The app can do it! Sarah explains how Stop Gap Dental could work for your practice!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

Direct download: ep_28_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Jason and Alan to talk about their new podcast, Working Interferences with Josh and Lance.

You know what would be a great idea? A podcast that gives advice to dental people. Or not so great advice. Either way, really. Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman have just the thing! The Hacks and the Interferences go through some "Working Interferences" style advice and it's a blast! Beware...it gets pretty ugly. Perhaps the most editing for content of any Dental Hacks podcast in the past!

Some links from the show:

Screening your patients in advance, downloading forms.. printing.. manually texting and emailing sure works up an appetite...YAPI wants to help curb your appetite and also help ‘curbside’ your check in process to make life easier. Schedule a demo at https://yapiapp.com/partners/dental-hacks/ and also read on if you are hangry from all the extra steps you are going through! YAPI is going to pick two winners to receive a $100 gift card towards their favorite delivery app at the end of this month. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page with your favorite delivery app! What’s your favorite?

The Working Interferences Podcast

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact podcast

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: DHP_July_2020_ep_5_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The trilogy of episodes with Dr. Nate Lawson comes to its conclusion.   We'd like to think this one is more "Return of the King" than "Spider-Man 3"  but we'll let you be the judge of that.

In this episode Dr. Lawson waxes poetic on bioactivity.  What is it?  If these bioactive ions are released and no one is around to see them, did it really even happen?

We discuss Activa, Glass Ionomers, pulp caps and liners, and much much more.

Direct download: CHP_56_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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In today's throwback episode (originally presented May 19, 2017), Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey from believing composite was a "temporary material" into creating an entire rehab in composite!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb was one of Dr. Frank Spear's original students. He's been learning excellence in restorative dentistry for 25  years or more. But like many dentists, he used to believe composite had no place in long term restorative dentistry. Then he met Dr. Buddy Mopper and he began to change his mind. Dennis is a really engaged teacher. Really approachable and seems to really understand how dentists learn. Some highlights:

  • Dennis's approach to team bulding...learn one, do one, teach one!
  • Simple composite solutions that can make a huge difference!
  • How does sleep apnea affect restorative dentistry?
  • A description of Dennis' course at Cosmedent, "CPR for the worn dentition."

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Screening your patients in advance, downloading forms.. printing.. manually texting and emailing sure works up an appetite...YAPI wants to help curb your appetite and also help ‘curbside’ your check in process to make life easier. Schedule a demo at https://yapiapp.com/partners/dental-hacks/ and also read on if you are hangry from all the extra steps you are going through! YAPI is going to pick two winners to receive a $100 gift card towards their favorite delivery app at the end of this month. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page with your favorite delivery app! What’s your favorite?

The Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page has spoken! They love the Zirc Crystal HD mirror! And now, you can get a great deal when you use coupon code "dentalhackshd" at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: IRIS large photo keeper for implant parts

Alan: Brasseler/NSK Forza ELM electric motor (bonus: Pelican case for audio gear)

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IMG_20170516_101127If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

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This is episode number 2  with special guest Dr Nate Lawson, the materials guy!

Highlights include:

Nate Lawson, a materials guy, joins us to discuss the material girl Madonna!

Dr. Nate Lawson has an awesome Instagram page! Check it out here!  https://www.instagram.com/dentinaltube/

We discuss ceramic bonding

Nate discusses how to prepare the intaglio of ceramic crowns, namely, Emax. Nate also discusses how to properly prepare the tooth for bonding.

We discuss mistakes in ceramic bonding and zirconia cementation.

Materials discussed in this episode :

Emax

Panavia

Scotchbond universal

Ivoclean

Rely X

Monobond Etch and Prime

Monobond Plus

Clearfil Ceramic Primer

LiSi Press

Celtra Duo

Relyx Ultimate

Nate answers questions from our Facebook page!

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Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman to answer the quandries of the ever curious Dental Hacks Nation!

What do you do when a patient you dismissed wants to talk with you? What do you do when your patient tells you a specialist you referred them to was acting inappropriately? This and a bunch of other great situations were proposed to the brilliant and hilarious Brain Trust and you won’t want to miss how they answered!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Want to get your operatories more organized? Zirc’s ZOBE and RESET programs are just the thing! And they’re offering almost 50% off of the RESET program to the first three Dental Hacks listeners that sign up! Find out more at www.dentalhacks.com/RESET

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Moviepass

Alan: Flipside 4 wallet

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: DHP_July_2020_ep_3_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This is episode number 1 with special guest Dr Nate Lawson, the materials guy!

Highlights include:

Dr. Nate Lawson has an awesome Instagram page! Check it out here!  https://www.instagram.com/dentinaltube/

We hear Nate’s origin story

Nate teaches at The University Of Alabama Birmingham and also practices.

Nate tells us how to become an Instagram model.

Nate answers questions from our Facebook page!

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Today's episode features the second half of our interview with Dr. Lance Timmerman on sleep apnea and our very first Brain Trust featuring Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Andy Hayes and Dr. Jason Luchtefeld taking a 5 minute ride in a time machine!

[Sale Alert 🚩] There may not be any big block parties, but YAPI still wants you to get your July started off with a bang! 🎉

Struggling to figure out a workflow that actually works to easily communicate with patients and have them complete electronic forms? Here are just 4 reasons to get started with YAPI now!

1. Get $400 off with coupon code: July400 (no contracts)

2. Screen patients in advance with mobile-friendly forms

3. Customizable electronic forms that sync with your PMS

4. Unify your systems with our all-in-one bundle, and save!

Choose the plan that works best for you below, and enter JULY400 at checkout. https://yapiapp.com/getyapi/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=dental_hacks

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Frank Clayton seals everything from teeth to driveways to decks and no job is too big, no crack is too large.   How many sealants can you place in a single setting?

All joking aside,  Frank waxes poetic on predictability and finding your happy place in dentistry.  Being the decathlon dentist isn't for Frank.  He likes to crush on things he's great at.

Per usual, Frank brings the funny, but we also coerce him into giving some actual clinical tips with products and stuff on high speed crowns.

If you want more Frank, and we know you do, join us on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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We begin our July 2020 throwback month with the very firsts Dental Hacks podcast, which was released in June of 2014! 

We were learning. We've come a long way. But I think you'll recognize our style from the very first episode! Enjoy!

[Sale Alert 🚩] There may not be any big block parties, but YAPI still wants you to get your July started off with a bang! 🎉

Struggling to figure out a workflow that actually works to easily communicate with patients and have them complete electronic forms? Here are just 4 reasons to get started with YAPI now!

1. Get $400 off with coupon code: July400 (no contracts)

2. Screen patients in advance with mobile-friendly forms

3. Customizable electronic forms that sync with your PMS

4. Unify your systems with our all-in-one bundle, and save!

Choose the plan that works best for you below, and enter JULY400 at checkout. https://yapiapp.com/getyapi/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=dental_hacks

Direct download: July_2020_episode_1_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Clinical Hacks welcome Frank Clayton, DDS onto the hot seat tonight.

Do you watch the Love Boat?   Who's your favorite character?   No, it's not a reality show millennial, it was a scripted show that came on right before Fantasy Island.

Do you do any cosmetics?  What's your high pressure sales tactic?   Frank shares his insider methods he used to 10X his cosmetic practice.

Frank discusses his views on veneers, Invisalign, digital dentistry, composite veneers, IPA's, and much much more.

Don't forget to join us on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page for more!

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Today we are joined by guest host, Dr. Mike DiTolla! We last spoke to Mike the week before most dental offices in the U.S. switched to emergency only for several months. Since Mike is a dentist and speaker, as well as being VERY knowledgeable about the dental industry we thought he was the perfect guy to help us understand what the dental industry was going to look like in the coming months and years! Some of the things we talked about are:

  • Glidewell does most of it's crowns with 3 DAY TURNAROUND!

  • What has Mike's life looked like since we started closing offices for the coronavirus?
  • Webinar wars
  • What does CE look like moving forward?
  • Jason drinks Truly
  • How is the "dental industry" feeling about the post-shutdown era?
  • Are patients coming back?
  • How has organized dentistry handled Coronavirus?
  • Charging for PPE?
  • Rella and Everclear
  • Hypochlorous acid fogger
  • Security theater?
  • How do n95 masks work? What about Brownian movement?
  • What's the future of dental meetings? (Mike DiTolla's hot take on the ADA meeting)
  • Mike DiTolla starting a podcast with Dr. Steve Buchanan?
  • The Voices of Dentistry is happening on January 22-23, 2021!
  • What about on site CE (Spear, Kois, Pankey, Cerecdocs, etc)
  • What will the "new normal" look like?

Links from the show:

CBS This Morning Story (dentists vs. hygienists)

Ecolux Hypochlorous system

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Go Hack Yourself:

Mike: Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew Sweet Cream, Lasko 3 speed fan (that's a damn serious fan, son), Peaky Blinders

Jason: Osteogen Plug

Alan: Halo Headband skull cap

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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Zach sits down to a gourmet lunch with Dr. Shawn Van De Vyver and he enjoys a delicious grilled cheese, names off his favorite 90's hip hop songs, sells KN95 masks at www.getkn95masksnow.com, and discusses various other digital deals forming in the "back to work" market.

Topics include:

KN95 masks

X-ray sensors

Hygiene Lasers

Laser tips, just the tips.

and Divergent Dental

Enjoy!

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This "greatest hits" episode features two of our greatest Brain Trust segments, both recorded from Dentsply Sirona World 2018. Do you all remember a time when lots of people could get together in a convention center and look at exhibitors and see speakers? Yeah, me too.

Jason and Alan spent 3 days podcasting from the Spear Education booth at Dentsply Sirona World. Because the Dental Hacks are all about value, today's episode includes not one, but TWO amazing Brain Trusts recorded with a bunch of all stars in a double length podcast episode! We're here to 10x your podcasting experience!

The first Brain Trust features Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O'Bryan. They're best buddies and both of them are CEREC rock stars! Highlights include:

  • Rich's experience and tips on starting a study club
  • How to bring in an associate
  • Dental school horror stories from mid-90's University of Minnesota

The second Brain Trust features podcast newcomer Dr. Mike Skramstad (CERECdoctors rock star!), Dr. Craig Spodak (of the Bulletproof Dental Practice) and Dr. August de Oliveira (of Digital Enamel) in a hilarious round table including:

  • Will impression material ever be obsolete?
  • What's coming down the pipeline for CEREC (hint...it involves hovercrafts)
  • Firewalking with Anthony Robbins
  • Craig's new book: "The Bulletproof Practice"

You're going to love this double length episode. And if you don't, we're happy to give you a full refund! That's how we 10x your podcasting!

Links from the show:

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Ray Morse discussing how he modifies a bite stick for perfect crown seats! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Podium for reviews

Alan: Salli sway chair

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

 

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Only one Clinical Hack showed up today so Zach Meiners recruited Shawn Van De Vyver to come out and play.

Shawn is a computer guru and drops some knowledge on how to get some virtual consulting done at your office to talk to new and existing patients who might be reluctant to leave the house.

As always there's an expensive way to add virtual consulting to your website and a cost conscious one and Shawn is delivering the affordable with Ninja Forms and Zoom meetings.

We also discuss our favorite old school NES games that we had been playing during the lock down... what are your favorite games?

Don't forget to check out the Clinical Hacks Facebook page for further discussion!

 

Direct download: DHP_ep_50_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan join welcome guest host Dr. Gina Dorfman! Gina is dentist, podcaster, speaker, software company founder, mom and pineapple enthusiast! We've been hoping to get her on the show for awhile and had her from start to finish in today's episode! Some of the topics we discuss:

  • How did Gina's heritage (born in the Soviet Union, came to the U.S. when she was 16) affect her drive and future?
  • What's the deal with pineapples?
  • What does Gina think of censorship, specifically in Facebook groups? How does she feel about it as a VENDOR?
  • How did she manage to start her company as well as running a dental practice?
  • Gina on delegation
  • Gina on hiring great employees
  • What is Gina's favorite procedure?
  • Gina and Al on endo
  • How does the gender of the employer effect the way employees react?
  • Gina's "compliment sandwich" recipe
  • Giving good feedback

Some links from the show:

YAPI

Behind the Smiles Podcast

Funny S%#t

Go Hack Yourself:

Gina: Isolite, Pink Petal/Releaf, Bioclear, 3D Dentists Sleep Apnea training and the Working Interferences Podcast

Jason: Skyce "tooth jewelry" by Ivoclar 

Al: Ego Power Plus weed whacker

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: DHP_296_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This episode number 2 with special guest Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!

Highlights include:

We discuss Michael Jordan and The Last Dance

Rich is a teacher at CDOCS and has a private practice near Chicago

Rich has been a CEREC owner since 2003

We discuss the economics of CEREC vs impression material vs just scanning.

Time is the most valuable commodity in a dental office.

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Alan recounts his experience with the recent flooding in mid-Michigan, a harrowing evacuation and swimming goats all while dealing (or not dealing) with COVID! 

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Jason sits down with returning guest Teresa Duncan (self described "insurance geek!") to discuss the dental landscape once we return to "normal." Some of the topics they discuss:

  • The news from Delta (no $ PPE, some $ for PPE)
  • Who should you use to negotiate with insurances? What should you expect from negotiations?
  • Dropping plans: make decisions from data, not emotions! Use COVID as the biggest excuse ever!
  • Where is the ADA on all of this?
  • Insurance verification...it's pretty important right now, especially eligibility
  • Membership plans
  • Delta prepayment for cash flow (what's the catch)
  • What does it look like to drop Delta Premier?
  • Using COVID as an excuse
  • What about a second wave of COVID?
  • Why is Jason so damned handsome?

Some links from the show:

Teresa's book, "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations" (use code "Newsletter")

Teresa's podcast, "Nobody Told Me That with Teresa Duncan."

Teresa's company: Odyssey Management

Recent Colgate webinar (free CE!)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Oral Arts Lab for splints

Bonus JLips Go Hack Yourself: Late July Organic Sea Salt Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips (very rare)

Al: Birddogs pants

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: DHP_295_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This episode we have a special guest Dr. Rich Rosenblatt

Highlights include:

We discuss comedian Jerry Stiller

Rich is a teacher at CDOCS and has a private practice near Chicago

Rich has been a CEREC owner since 2003

We discuss the Primemill and milling Emax and Zirconia

We discuss doing Ortho, implants and sleep with CEREC

Rich is a Suresmile user for orthodontics

Rich teaches about 28 weeks a year

We discuss the benefits of same day dentistry

We discuss the Chicago Study Club

Join our Facebook Group, The Clinical Hacks

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Category:dental -- posted at: 9:05am EST

Alan is joined by the incomparable Memorie Valentine to describe the process they've been going through to get back to work. We talk a little bit about some of the changes (screening, PPE) but mostly the conversation focuses on how glad we are to get back to our patients and vice versa!

One main point...Alan realizes that creating urgency isn't such a bad thing. Especially when we don't know when we'll be shut down again!

Follow Memorie on Instagram

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Jason and Alan feature "what have we learned" from coronavirus and "what have we changed" due to it! We asked the amazing Dental Hacks Nation to tell us how the last few months has affected them and we got a lot of great answers. Dentistry is different now than it was a few months ago and from the sounds of things...it may even be better! (please note...some bad swears were used in this episode)

Some links from the show:

Podium

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: SprintRay Pro's Key Splint Soft X

Al: getkn95masksnow.com (Shawn V in the hizzle!)

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: DHP_294_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Some people say that dental podcasts haven’t given endo enough love. Episode 223 is here to fix that! Jason and Alan were joined by three general dentists that love endo to talk all things root canals! Dr. Mac Jones, Dr. Zach Meiners and Dr. Kevin Fryer join the Dental Hacks and talk about:

  • What’s the most common presentation of teeth needing endo in their offices?
  • How do these general dentists handle endo diagnosis?
  • What tricks have they learned about case selection? What to punt and what to keep?
  • How do you fit endo into a GP practice and make it work?
  • Hot access opening talk
  • Al’s bleach accident…on his dad
  • Click here for their endo sequences!
  • When do you two step your root canals?
  • What are you doing for obturation?

Links from the show:

Pathways of the Pulp

Cliff Ruddle CD’s (Clean, Shape, Pack)

Mark Oleson’s “Endodontics Unsponsored” courses

Style Italiano Endo

John Khademi/Eric Herbranson episode

WAMkey

Brasseler BR0 file

Endobender Instruments

Denjoy iFinder

Everyone always says you need to take time to work ON your business, not just in your business. A lot of us still have a lot of downtime due to the coronavirus and limitations from state to state. You know that infection control is going to be looked at more closely now than ever and you know that Zirc is here to help you with organization, efficiency and infection control! Zirc wants to help you get organized and they can help your cash flow with their “organize now, pay later” program. Here’s how it works! First you complete a FREE, no obligation virtual consultation with a Zirc Clinical Efficiency Expert who will help crate a custom plan on how to organize your practice to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness with infection control. Next, you select the products you want to use in your office. Finally, order your stuff and the payment will be deferred until November 2020! Please note…this is for orders over $500. So you can organize now and pay later with Zirc. Go check out the program at dentalhacks.com/paylater!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 25,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Reddit

Kevin: Hygenic Nonlatex rubber damHedy Isodam

Mac: Schwed gutta percha points

Zach: Real World EndoJohn Rhodes Endo

Alan: Mac mini

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: DHP_293_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Jason and Alan were joined by the one and only Dr. Arun Garg for an enlightening Facebook Live last weekend. It turns out that not only is Arun a widely followed implant educator he's also a multiple practice owner! And guess what...he's been closed down like the rest of us! The Dental Hacks have a lively talk about what we've been doing to prepare to reopen our practices after the COVID crisis. Some of the topics we talked about include:

  • Who's winning during the COVID era?
  • How has his educational curriculum been affected?
  • How did Arun decide to close all 6 of practices and how did that go?
  • Dr. Garg on air filtration
  • The problem with the recommendations from the CDC/OSHA (no data)
  • Security theater (are n95 masks forever?)
  • Dr. Garg's experience with the HIV scare
  • Who can get out and who has to stay?
  • Al's new webinar: "How to Fake Your Own Death"
  • Arun's plan to ramp up to a normal volume of patients
  • In increase in deaths of despair
  • Jason's surgical caps
  • What are Jason and Arun doing to be ready to open
  • Arun's experience with a dental operating microscope
  • Using a microscope for oral surgery
  • Getting PPE is a mess/getting your team to wear it is also a mess
  • Treatment planning and case presentation in the COVID era

Some links from the show:

Implant Seminars (Dr. Garg's training curriculum)

Labomed Magna microscope

Omaha Brewing Company

Enova Illumination headlamp

Botched on the E! Network

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Pure and Clean

Al: Garmin Vivoactive 4

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Everyone always says you need to take time to work ON your business, not just in your business. A lot of us still have a lot of downtime due to the coronavirus and limitations from state to state. You know that infection control is going to be looked at more closely now than ever and you know that Zirc is here to help you with organization, efficiency and infection control! Zirc wants to help you get organized and they can help your cash flow with their "organize now, pay later" program. Here's how it works! First you complete a FREE, no obligation virtual consultation with a Zirc Clinical Efficiency Expert who will help crate a custom plan on how to organize your practice to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness with infection control. Next, you select the products you want to use in your office. Finally, order your stuff and the payment will be deferred until November 2020! Please note...this is for orders over $500. So you can organize now and pay later with Zirc. Go check out the program at dentalhacks.com/paylater!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

 

Direct download: DHP_292_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This episode we discuss how to reopen up your office with special guest Missy Fryer!

Highlights include:

Mac disses Michael Jordan

Kevin laments “the shot”

Keeping your patients and team safe is a priority.

One patient, one provider

Missy recommends sending a mass email to your patients outlining the changes you will be making.

Patients in general WANT to be back

Dental Banc is a great way to provide payment plans

The Quality Dental Plan can help your patients who lost insurance

Mac quotes Field Of Dreams

Missy, recommends not freaking out.

Please watch My Brilliant Friend!

You can find more information from Missy at Buckeye Dental Productions

Direct download: CHP_47_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Tim Kosinski has been placing dental implants for 36 years and has been teaching others how to do for almost as long! Recently Jason and Alan had a chance to listen to Tim talk about atraumatic extraction and bone grafting for any experience level in the Dental Hacks Nation. Tim emphasizes simplicity and minimal trauma in removing teeth and immediate grafting in almost all cases. We think you're going to like his presentation and if you need any more details, feel free to check out the video of it below!

Some links from the show:

Physics Forceps from Golden Dent

Osteogen Plug for Bone Grafting

Continuing Education offered by Golden Dent

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Handmaid's Tale

Al: Muscle Milk

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

 

 

Direct download: DHP_291_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Clinical Hacks have been using this time wisely to learn new skills and review old ones with online CE! Check out some of their favorites in episode 46!

Direct download: CHP_46_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Martin Mendelson joins Alan to talk about coping with the unknown that we're all facing. Martin is the Executive Vice President of Client Services at Spear Education and he's responsible for Spear's Study Club and Faculty Club. We talk about ways that we can use the time we've been given with the coronavirus crisis. Martin has a lot of really good ideas to share!

Spear's Practice Recovery resources

 

Direct download: ep_25_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Jason and Alan were joined again by Dr. Darin Dichter of Spear Education to talk about a bunch of great stuff!

  • What does the Spear campus look like in the time of Coronavirus?
  • How have they been able to change the practice management and clinical education to work remotely?
  • Study clubs 2.0
  • Is the Spear kitchen doing take out?
  • How is Arizona looking for going back to work? What else has he heard?
  • Social media is a nightmare
  • Darin's digital workflow stuff...mostly conceptual
  • Digital dentures...getting ready for prime time
  • The edentulous/denture workshop with Dr. Doug Benting
  • What part of "digital" dentures are digital? Printed trial base? Intraoral impressions?

Some links from the show:

"I'm Just Here for the Dumpster Fire" t-shirts

Spear Education

Restoring the Edentulous Arch (we want to take this one!)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Northern Tool air purifiers, etc.

Al: One low carb bars

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

Direct download: DHP_290_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We're all uncertain about the future. Today's episode will help you think differently about how you look at it. Alan and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski interviewed her teacher davidji and it was amazing!

davidji's website

Destressifying

The Peaceful Practice

Direct download: ep_24_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Irene Iancu is a friend of the podcast. She's a hygienist, a fellow podcaster and a really great person. Irene and Alan have been talking about mental health in the time of COVID and Irene has routine that she's been going through each day to help her move through her day to day. She's got a great plan that you need to hear!

  • gratitude
  • equanimity (mental calmness)
  • do things that bring happiness
  • release expectations
  • look at the silver lining

You can follow Irene on Instagram at Toothlife.Irene and follower the Tooth or Dare Podcast

Direct download: ep_23_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST