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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

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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

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We've all got questions about what's going on in the world. And the Dental Hacks have answers! We don't guarantee that they're good answers, but they are answers. Jason and Al answer questions from the Dental Hacks Nation talking about what's happening in our offices, new PPE, cartoons of our youth and who is better at spelling (spoiler: it's Al).

Some things we discussed:

  • Do you really think dental offices will ever return to what they were B(efore) C(orona)?
  • Is it hard to stay true to your values and avoid moderating the Facebook group?
  • Who looks better with a mullet?
  • Ninja turtles, power rangers and Fox Spider-Man and X-men cartoons were pretty important in my childhood..ok and Star Trek. What about you boomers? (I keed I keed I know you’re not boomers)
  • Will patients still respect me when they catch me moonlighting as a bartender to make ends meet these next 12 months?
  • How can I run a leaner & meaner practice when the world stops coming to an end? I’ve been at this a while & looking at auto bill stuff & adding things up I see a lot of $$$ going out on crap I could probably do without. A re-centering of my practice & tips to consider.
  • Who is considering dropping insurance to improve reimbursement? Who will charge a ppe fee? Who will give in to all the staff requests for ppe regardless of what's required?
  • What’s been your favorite recipe over the past few weeks?
  • How do you imagine the role of your dental assistants changing? What if a hygienist were moving as needed (on a case by case basis) throughout the day instead of working out of a particular op?
  • Who would win a spelling contest?
  • What’s the best thing you’ve learned from this lockdown (non-dentistry)?

Some links from the show:

Battle of the Planets

Spiderman and his Amazing Friends

Silverhawks

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bellus 3D face app

Al: Hu Friedy digital catalog

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_289_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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In this time of sacrifice and struggle, we're here to recognize those that are thriving! According to the Dental Hacks Nation, here are the #winners!

  • Alcohol 
  • Zoom
  • Paper products
  • Dental Insurance Companies/Health Insurance Companies
  • Amazon
  • Divorce attorneys/bankruptcy attorneys
  • The Tiger King/Netflix
  • UPS/FedEx
  • Grocery stores
  • Peloton
  • Cannabis dispensaries
  • The banking industry
  • Multi Level Marketing
  • PPE and equipment manufacturers
  • Podcasters
  • Video game companies (consoles and online)
  • Bidet manufacturers
  • Jigsaw puzzle manufacturers
  • Chiropractors
  • Me
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What happens when you're doing a prosthodontics residency in NYC and a global pandemic happens? That's the question that our guest Dr. Paul Springs answers! Paul joined Jason and Alan to talk about what it looks like at ground zero of the COVID-19 epidemic, what public health medicine looks like up close and personal and how far you have to stick that swab in to get good results!

Some links from the show:

Lexicon Valley podcast with John McWhorter

prosthconsult.com

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Key Splint Soft

Al: Auphonic

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_288_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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With all that's going on in the world, the Dental Hacks want to do something to help soothe your fears and concerns. I give you three bedtime stories.

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This is part 2 of our discussion with Dr Steven Vorholt of Implant Pathways Fame

Highlights include:

  • Generalized Covid talk
  • Yo’ Momma jokes!
  • We discuss socket grafting

- It starts with atraumatic extractions

Direct download: CHP_ep_45_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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We're so excited to bring you a Brain Trust from four of our favorite members of the Brain Trust, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Tammy Bailey! Originally created for the Peaceful Practice Podcast we thought this was a perfect thing for the Dental Hacks podcast! We're about 3 weeks into the Coronavirus crisis...so what's happening with everyone! These folks have amazing perspective on our profession, resilience and what we've got to look forward to. I'm super proud that these folks are my friends and we can't wait for you to hear from them!

Some links from the show:

Dental Intel

Rich's email  

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Professionals

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: 100 Side Hustles, by Chris Guillebeau

Al: Silentmode Power Mask

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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 blocke 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_287_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan checks in with what's happening with his practice, family and mental health during the coronavirus crisis. 

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This is part 1 of our discussion with Dr. Steven Vorholt of Implant Pathways Fame

Highlights include:

-We welcome Dr. Steven Vorholt

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Alan talks with Dr. Craig Harder about his recent news exposure! Craig has been printing reusable masks for health care professionals in his town in Washington and has had several great news stories written about his efforts! Craig tells us how he's printing them and how he's customizing them for nurses and doctors in his area! We talk about how to print a 3D mask as well as whether our existing universal precautions were enough. Infection control in dentistry has always been a huge deal and we wonder if people are going to criticize what we've been doing!

Some links from the show:

 Moses Lake Dentist uses time, materials to help other medical professionals

Moses Lake Dentist 3D Printing Reusable Masks for Healthcare Workers

Bellus3D

Bellus3D Mask Fitter

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Have you had your fill of Coronavirus talk? We get it...and we're here for you! Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with and hear a lecture from Dr. Gregg Kinzer of Spear Education! Earlier this week Jason and Alan hosted Gregg in a Facebook Live where he did a live presentation of the "Treatment Planning Dark Teeth in the Esthetic Zone." It's an exclusive look for Dental Hacks Listeners of a module from Spear Education's study clubs! Gregg is an incredible educator and he offers some really amazing insights into the common problem of dark front teeth! If you'd like to watch the presentation you can head over to the Dental Hacks Nation and replay it there!

Do you like what you've seen/heard? You need to find a Spear Study Club in your neck of the woods or start one of your own!

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Study Clubs

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand this and have a great idea for you! What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert like Kay to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

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_286_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan speaks with Dr. Matt Standridge about taking advantage of the time that we're not going to be in the office. Al and Matt are both long term weight loss stories. Matt is a primal health coach and podcaster at the Ketodontist Podcast and he can be reached at ketodontist@gmail.com. We discuss some of the habits that we can work on while we're shut down. We talk about:

  • eating habits
  • exercise habits
  • sleep habits

Also...go check out the Dental Hacks Fat Attack FB group! 

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