The Very Dental Podcast Network

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 ( 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!) 

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Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Dennis: How I Built This podcast

Alan: Oats Overnight 

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Direct download: ep_310_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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