The Dental Hacks Podcast

COVID has dashed our hopes of getting together in person for Voices of Dentistry 2021. In 2022 we'll be back and bigger than ever in Scottsdale, AZ! We decided to do the next best thing and host a "Virtual Voices of Dentistry 2021" right here on the Dental Hacks podcast! Stay tuned all throughout January to hear from our incredible dental podcasting community! There will be episodes from all kinds of dental podcasts: business, clinical, inspirational, marketing and LOTS more! Find some new favorites and subscribe! The Dental Hacks are wishing you a wonderful new year and lots of great podcast listening in January 2021!

 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have created THE BEST BURS for adjusting zirconia. They're designed to adjust with as little heat as possible, leaving a very smooth surface that needs minimal polishing. They have a bunch of shapes in these single patient use Zirconia adjustment burs and you're sure to find the right one for your workflow! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/adjust. Microcopy Dental. Damn good burs!

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Do you ever wake up in a cold sweat remembering dental school? Al had one of those dreams last night and it had to do with diagnosing and treatment planning complex cases. What's the right way to organize the diagnosis and treatment plan of a complex case? What's the best way to talk to a patient that doesn't understand how much dental need they might have?

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have created THE BEST BURS for adjusting zirconia. They're designed to adjust with as little heat as possible, leaving a very smooth surface that needs minimal polishing. They have a bunch of shapes in these single patient use Zirconia adjustment burs and you're sure to find the right one for your workflow! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/adjust. Microcopy Dental. Damn good burs!

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This encore edition features the triumphant return of fan favorite, Dr. Jamison Spencer! Last episode we conquered sleep dentistry and airway problems. In today's episode, we tackle TMD!

A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205:

  • Should general dentists be treating TMD?
  • TMD patients are all NUTS (not understanding their symptoms). Most dentists are, too.
  • Why do we have so little evidence for the validity of TMD treatments?
  • What is the most common joint problem and simple treatment options
  • What's the difference between capsulitis and trismus and when should we treat it?
  • When should we give injections outside of the "deep dark hole" that we're used to?

Links from the show:

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Zach Meiners and his undying love for teflon tape! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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 know what a good provisional restoration smells like? Vanilla. It smells like vanilla. No, seriously. Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. AND...when you trim it, Mirror Image smells like vanilla! We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage

YAPI basically invented going paperless in the dental industry. They have solutions for entering forms, texting with patients and even “intra office chat.” YAPI can help you easily let your patients know when you’re ready to seat them and they’ll breeze directly into the operatory! This December, YAPI is giving the Dental Hacks Nation a special deal! They’ll waive their set up fees for anyone who mentions the Dental Hacks...a $399 value! It’s time to make curbside check in as well as all the other amazing paperless options YAPI has to offer! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI and drop our name for no set up fees!

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Aqualizer

Alan: Offtime app

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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Dr. Brady Smith joins Alan to talk about how charitable dentistry has changed the way he practices dentistry! Not only does it make him feel great, but it's also indirectly an amazing marketing strategy! You're going to love Brady's message!

Also, Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Some links from the show:

Dr. Brady Smith's Drilled Podcast

HALO Dental Network

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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Jordon Comstock of Boomcloud joins Alan to talk about how a membership program can help dental offices in a bunch of ways. Being able to offer patients a "plan." Health insurance has made patients feel like they can't got to the dentist because they aren't "covered." Membership programs can give patients a "plan" in your office! Jordon is the man when it comes to membership programs and BoomCloud can help you administer a plan like this easily and inexpensively!

Some links from the show:

BoomCloud

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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Dr. August De Oliveira joins Jason and Alan to talk about dental implants, writing books, DentalTown, 3D printing, CEREC, Facebook groups and claiming to invent stuff that was really just you buying a 3D printer on Amazon. August is one of our favorite guests and we finally got him for a full, hilarious hour! From our early days together on DentalTown to August's conquering of the stage at Voices of Dentistry, this wide ranging interview has something for EVERYONE!

Some links from the show:

August's CEREC Du Jour thread on DentalTown

Al's Dental Haiku thread

CAD-Ray and the Medit i500

Al's crown work flow stuff: Template and Temptray, Traxodent

August's latest course

August's books: Guided Implantology Made Easy, Implants Made Easy, Dental 3D Printing Made Easy

Dentiq Software

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!

YAPI basically invented going paperless in the dental industry. They have solutions for entering forms, texting with patients and even “intra office chat.” YAPI can help you easily let your patients know when you’re ready to seat them and they’ll breeze directly into the operatory! This December, YAPI is giving the Dental Hacks Nation a special deal! They’ll waive their set up fees for anyone who mentions the Dental Hacks...a $399 value! It’s time to make curbside check in as well as all the other amazing paperless options YAPI has to offer! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI and drop our name for no set up fees!

You know what a good provisional restoration smells like? Vanilla. It smells like vanilla. No, seriously. Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. AND...when you trim it, Mirror Image smells like vanilla! We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Dropbox Desktop app

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. Bart Schultz and Al are best friends who met in dental school in the fall of 1993. Today's episode features some stories from dental school in the mid 90's.

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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Memorie Valentine joins Al again to share more tips about getting patients to reappoint for hygiene. It turns out, just like everything in the dental office...it's about the relationship!

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

Direct download: ep_66_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Brain Trust has always been a huge part of the Dental Hacks podcast. We love to feature a round table of regular, "wet fingered' (ew) dentists talking about stuff that all dentists deal with. Episode 215 features three of our original panelists who have been featured over the years. We cover a lot of ground here, including:

  • Are baseball analogies good for gauging where you are in your dental career?
  • Would Rich recommend buying and merging a practice?
  • How is Frank screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • How has coaching affected their careers?
  • What technology has been worthwhile? For patient outcomes or simply marketing?
  • Why are dentists training so much in high dollar procedures vs. the fundamentals?
  • Are long haul truckers good patients? Is it truck o'clock?

The OG's links:

The Chicago Study Club

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features some new functionality for Invisalign. Jason discusses Invisalign's relatively new options for treating class II occlusion using a variant of the twin block.

Go check out our featured "Spear Online Education video of the week, "Endodontic Diagnosis with Dr. Lou Berman!"

Curbside check in is literally the most 2020 thing ever. Many offices don’t even have waiting rooms any more! Do you want to know the absolute easiest way to do curbside check in at your office? That’s right...you guessed it. Our friends at YAPI make curbside check in a breeze! 

YAPI basically invented going paperless in the dental industry. They have solutions for entering forms, texting with patients and even “intra office chat.” YAPI can help you easily let your patients know when you’re ready to seat them and they’ll breeze directly into the operatory! This December, YAPI is giving the Dental Hacks Nation a special deal! They’ll waive their set up fees for anyone who mentions the Dental Hacks...a $399 value! It’s time to make curbside check in as well as all the other amazing paperless options YAPI has to offer! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI and drop our name for no set up fees!

Our friends at Cosmedent have something really great going on in December! It’s called the “Cosmetic Dentistry Winter Webinar Series” and it’s absolutely free! It’s three days and it features 3 separate Cosmedent all star presenters! On Thursday December 17th you can hear from Dr. Rhodri Thomas talking about restoring peg laterals. On Friday December 18th you can hear from the amazing Javier Quiros discussing “full mouth reconstruction with composite resin!” On Monday, December 21st you’ll hear from Dr. Marshall Hanson with “An Invitation to Think Differently About Direct Composite Resin!” Each course is an hour from noon until 1pm central standard time! Cosmedent’s webinars are always top notch and these three guys are all amazing presenters! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/winterwebinar and up your cosmetic dentistry game! 

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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bisco Theracem

Alan: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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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Alan speaks with Dr. Kevin Fryer about the state of podcasting at the end of 2020. Kevin and Al are both heavy podcast listeners. They discuss how they listen, where and when they listen and who's worth listening to in the podcast space!

Some of the podcasts mentioned:

The Joe Rogan Experience

The Weeds by Vox

Literally with Rob Lowe

The Fifth Column

Blocked and Reported 

 

Introducing the cool new kid in class, NeoShine from Microcopy. Comprised of three polishers for use on Composite, Metal, and Zirconia. NeoShine’s easy Color ID system organizes polishers by materials and steps. Most importantly, NeoShine achieves a smooth mirror-like shine like nobody’s business. NeoShine sterile polishers are a simple two-step system to make for a sweet shiny polish. It’s cups and points, are mini size – meaning you can literally polish anywhere. Go check them out now at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

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It's the final episode of 2020 for the Clinical Hacks.

Kevin and Zach discuss their Christmas traditions, favorite Christmas shows, and much much more.

Then we complain about 2020 and how everything was great until the Superbowl this year (Go Chiefs... a repeat perhaps?)

And then it all went to heck.

Are you a member of the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page?   Why the heck not?  It's free and full of good discussions... almost 3000 members!

What do you want to hear in 2021?   We're taking requests, suggestions, and more.   Send an email to info@dentalhacks.com with your suggestions or post it in the aforementioned facebook page.

Kevin discusses 3D printing for a bit.. he's dipping his toes in.

What's your game plan for making 2021 successful?  What's our outlook for first quarter?

We sincerely thank you for listening and it's been an awesome year and we look forward to recording more for you next year!

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Just remember kids, if you're not paying for the service, you're likely the product.

Introducing the cool new kid in class, NeoShine from Microcopy. Comprised of three polishers for use on Composite, Metal, and Zirconia. NeoShine’s easy Color ID system organizes polishers by materials and steps. Most importantly, NeoShine achieves a smooth mirror-like shine like nobody’s business. NeoShine sterile polishers are a simple two-step system to make for a sweet shiny polish. It’s cups and points, are mini size – meaning you can literally polish anywhere. Go check them out now at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

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Today we feature a conversation with Dr. Kristine Aadland! Kristine is a dentist and practice owner from Vancouver, WA! Kristine teaches chairside cosmetic and restorative dentistry with CEREC and she focuses on giving back! In this interesting conversation we discuss:

  • You cannot pump your own gas in Oregon. Also, Al was a boards patient in Portland, OR in 1997.
  • Kris always knew she wanted to do a startup practice...and she did!
  • For people who have done both startup and existing practice purchase...which would they prefer?
  • Kristine's CEREC journey (she started with Red Cam!)
  • Kris's workflow (it's impressive!)
  • What is the most baller move a CEREC dentist can do with their patient?
  • What would Kris tell someone who is on the fence with in office milling?
  • Same day smile design/anteriors!
  • How did Kris start speaking?
  • Kris has been giving back to patients in need doing HANDS ON COURSES!
  • Dr. Justin Moody joined us during the interview to talk about the changes at Implant Pathway in Arizona!
  • Moody is using 3Disc intraoral scanners at the Implant Pathway!
  • Kris is giving an amazing course where they will treatment plan and execute chairside anterior rehabs on women who have suffered through domestic violence! (February 25-27, 2021)

Some links from the show:

Porn for Your Practice: Make Yourself Miserable with Social Media

Implant Pathway

Kris's course at Implant Pathway: Same Day Smile Design

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 Cosmedent have something really great going on in December! It’s called the “Cosmetic Dentistry Winter Webinar Series” and it’s absolutely free! It’s three days and it features 3 separate Cosmedent all star presenters! On Thursday December 17th you can hear from Dr. Rhodri Thomas talking about restoring peg laterals. On Friday December 18th you can hear from the amazing Javier Quiros discussing “full mouth reconstruction with composite resin!” On Monday, December 21st you’ll hear from Dr. Marshall Hanson with “An Invitation to Think Differently About Direct Composite Resin!” Each course is an hour from noon until 1pm central standard time! Cosmedent’s webinars are always top notch and these three guys are all amazing presenters! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/winterwebinar and up your cosmetic dentistry game! 

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: BrightLocal

Alan: Emily Oster on the Pandemic (EconTalk 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 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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Jason and Alan discuss the best things to do when you have a last minute cancellation that leaves a hole in your schedule. Are you the one who has a to do list that's ready to go? Or are you more likely to grab a cup of coffee and jump online to argue about occlusion philosophies? The Dental Hacks Nation weighs in and it's pretty darn funny!

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 finish up their series on endo

Highlights include:

Turkey talk!

Jeopardy talk!

We talk about endo complications like:

Can’t find the canals

Ledges

Perforations

Separated file

Post op pain

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