The Dental Hacks Podcast

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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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

Please join our Facebook page!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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

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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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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

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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.

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