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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?

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Go Hack Yourself

Jason: 3D Dentists mild sedation course

Gina: Evernote

Melissa: Neck Fix 

Alan: Purple 2 Mattress

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Direct download: ep_312_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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