The Dental Hacks Podcast

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

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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!

 

Direct download: ep_54_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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