The Very Dental Podcast Network

Dr. Steven Vorholt continues his takeover of the Very Dental Podcast Network! He sat down with Zach and Kevin at VoD in January and they put him through the ringer!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_5.17.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Welcome to Vorholt week here on the Very Dental Podcast Network! We start with a throwback episode of the Alan Mead Experience from May 9, 2018. This is the "prequel" of the Very Clinical and Very Dental episodes we'll be bringing yout this week! I hope you enjoy the Alan Mead Experience again and if you like it...drop me a line and tell me!

Dr. Steven Vorholt is a dentist in the sweet spot. He heard episode 068 of the AME and realized that the "sweet spot" I was talking about was HIM! He's starting a journey to understand digital dentistry and use it in his practice and you can see this journey LIVE at www.stevenvorholtdds.com.

Some links from the show:

The Pathway

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: AME_5.16.2022.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dental operating microscopes are a fascination with me. But I don't use mine as effectively as I would like. Today's guest on the Very Dental podcast REALLY does! I had the chance to sit down with Dr. Jorge Zapata at the Voices of Dentistry 2022 to talk about it!

You've no doubt seen Jorge's videos of 3rd molar extractions and other surgery on Facebook. He graciously posts them in the Very Dental Facebook group and other groups and they are the most satisfying dental videos I've ever seen! We discuss how he started using microscopes and how he's learned to document through the microscope. Learning to use the microscope is one thing, but learning to DOCUMENT through the microscope is Jorge's specialty!

Some links from the show:

Global Surgical Microscopes

Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

CJ Optik microscopes

Zumax microscopes

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Very_Dental_5.13.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Fan favorite Dr. Frank Clayton joins Zach and Kevin at VoD 2022 to run the Very Clinical gauntlet!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_5.10.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Every day we see patients with accelerated wear on their teeth. It's so common that we sometimes ignore it. I recently had a chance to hear Dr. Frank Spear at the Michigan Dental Association's annual session and he spent a lot of time talking about attrition, erosion, toothbrush abrasion, NCCLs and wear patterns. 

What do these things have in common? Acid. Whether it's gastric reflux or acidic foods and beverages, our patients are constantly exposed and it affects their teeth. But erosion isn't really just acid on it's own. It's almost always acid + some kind of wear agent. 

The more we understand the patient's source of acid and the wear agents they present with, the more we can prevent these common problems.

Some links from the show:

Spear Live

Spear Online

Treating the Worn Dentition

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence has a superstar lineup this summer! If you haven’t taken a course at the CEE, you’re really missing out! Cosmedent basically invented hands on restorative continuing education and their “classroom in the sky” overlooking Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois sets the bar! You get small class size and lots of individual attention with your instructors…and the course offerings are amazing!  Cosmedent’s CE is second to none and their summer line up has something for everyone! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Do you have something you use every single day on every single procedure? I do. There isn’t anything I do in dentistry that Enova Illumination isn’t a huge part of. I’ve owned a lot of different kinds of loupes. I’ve had Designs for Vision, Zeiss, Orascoptic…all of them. My favorites are the Enova’s Vizix loupes in the Airon frame. Mine are red. RAWR! Along with the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) you cannot do better. Oh, did I mention the incredible Zumax 2380 operating microscope with built in still and video? Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Our friends at Crazy Dental have switched things up again! Now you can get 10% off your whole order from Crazy Dental using the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10! That’s right…10% off your whole order! Go check out the amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and be sure to use the coupon code: VERYDENTAL10!

Direct download: Shorts_5.9.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Is practice ownership for new dentists a thing anymore? Today's guests say "YES!"

Alan is joined by Dr. Richard Low, co-founder of Shared Practices, Dr. Megan Timm (client of Shared Practices and owner of 3 practices!) and Caitlin Shoemaker (coach at Shared Practices)! Shared Practices started as a podcast and has evolved into a complete solution for helping dentists into practice ownership!

Richard, Megan and Caitlin share their experience helping dentists get into practice ownership using metrics and systems to help them grow and succeed! 

Some links from the show:

The Shared Practices Podcast

Shared Practices website

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: GF_5.6.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The one and only Toothlife.Irene (aka: Irene Iancu) joined Kevin and Zach at Voices of Dentistry to run the gauntlet!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Be sure to check out Irene's Instagram and her amazing podcast, Tooth or Dare

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_5.3.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

All health care professions know what informed consent is and what it's for. I think that we understand the theory and maybe don't quite get it in practice. A story from earlier in the week inspired Al to dig in a little bit to the informed consent process in his practice. Can patients really know what we're doing to them? Do written forms absolve us of responsibility?

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method will rescue your team from clinical clutter and disorganization and if you use the coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off their most popular level of organizational consultation. You’ll have a box of all the different trays, tubs, cassettes and other goodies sent ot your office and then have an in depth conversation with one of Zirc’s clinical efficiency specialists to help you choose what’s best for your office!  So head over to verydentalpodcast.com/zirc and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL” to get 50% off Color Method consultation!

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

You won’t believe all the changes and advances they’re having over at CAD-Ray!  Now you can get the i700 in WIRELESS! Yes, you heard me correctly, all the goodness of the Medit i700 now is now available with no cables! The i700 wireless is available NOW from CAD-Ray and it ships immediately! If you’ve been waiting for a wireless intraoral scanning solution, your wait is over! Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_5.2.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

100% case acceptance is impossible, for sure. But I thought I would use a clickbait title to get your attention. 

My guest, Adam McWethy doesn't approve of clickbait titles. But he doesn't write the show notes, so what are you going to do?

Adam does a bunch of stuff at Spear Education. We talk a bunch about what's happening at Spear Education and some of the exciting LIVE events that Spear is hosting! 

But then we get down to business. Adam also does a lot of work with Spear Practice Solutions and we talk about a metrics driven way to increase your case acceptance! It probably won't be 100%. But the more you know, the better chance you have of getting your patient to say "yes!"

Some links from the show:

Spear Live! (Mention Very Dental for $500 off!)

Scottsdale, AZ on June 16-17th, 2022 Boston, MA on August 12-13th 2022

Spear Summit on September 15-17th in Scottsdale, AZ!

Spear Practice Solutions

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

CAD-Ray is the single stop shop for all digital technology needs, including IO scanners, from MEDIT and 3shape, 3D printers from Sprintray, Desktop Health and Ackuretta, AND multiple choices for CAD software, CBCT machines and milling units. But CAD-Ray is more than equipment, we are a community where live help, education and training bridge the gap to make sure you get the most out of any technology product. Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.29.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
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Dr. Zak Allmand joined the other Zach and Kevin at Voices of Dentistry! He brought some interesting takes to their list of VoD questions (and inspires a few more!)

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook or McWethy for entry!) and go check out the Very Clinical Facebook group, too!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

CAD-Ray is the single stop shop for all digital technology needs, including IO scanners, from MEDIT and 3shape, 3D printers from Sprintray, Desktop Health and Ackuretta, AND multiple choices for CAD software, CBCT machines and milling units. But CAD-Ray is more than equipment, we are a community where live help, education and training bridge the gap to make sure you get the most out of any technology product. Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_4.26.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Inspired by a recent class taught by Dr. Tomas Linkevičius, Al considers compromised in dental treatment. Dr. Linkevičius talked about how at one time "success" in implant therapy included some expected bone loss. This is a compromise that was expected and he argues that we know better now.

It made me think about the compromises that I make in my clinical dentistry. Some are inevitable, but some are because it's "just the way we do it." 

I'm calling on all Very Dental people to consider the compromises you make in your dentistry (and maybe your life) and make sure when you're compromising that you're doing it intentionally. 

Some links from the show:

"Zero Bone Loss Concepts"

Tomas' website

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

CAD-Ray is the single stop shop for all digital technology needs, including IO scanners, from MEDIT and 3shape, 3D printers from Sprintray, Desktop Health and Ackuretta, AND multiple choices for CAD software, CBCT machines and milling units. But CAD-Ray is more than equipment, we are a community where live help, education and training bridge the gap to make sure you get the most out of any technology product. Go check out CAD-Ray at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray or cad-ray.com

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

 

Direct download: Shorts_4.25.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Clinical organization can save a practice time and money. Having all the instruments and materials where you need them and when you need them can shave minutes off procedure times. Having each procedure color coded and organized can save hours of team training. Using the right system for organization is really important...but how do you know what's right?

Alan is joined by Kay Hickey and Tina Punton from Zirc Dental Products. At it's core, Zirc has always been about organization and efficiency. Tina and Kay explain how Zirc can help you implement systems of clinical organization and efficiency in your practice whether it's just using their amazing cassettes, trays and tubs or utilizing their entire Color Method consulting solutions!  

It's time for you to look into how Zirc can make your office more efficient, productive and organized! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/zirc!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: GF_4.22.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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A team doesn't feel empowered just because you say they should be. It's built into the culture of the office and it's one of the things that makes an office a great place to work! Al discusses what his empowered team looks like on a day to day basis!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman" or "Hornbrook!"

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

 

Direct download: Shorts_4.18.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason Smithson joins Alan again to discuss his new gig with Spear, dental philosophies and whether we should teach to the median dentist or the exceptional ones!

  • Jason talks about teaching "Exellence in Composite Restorations" at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ!
  • Spear Summit 2022 is coming September 15-17th!
    • Jason's course: "Nature's Chaos in Balance"
  • Minimally invasive/biomimetic philosophy vs. "terminal dentition" style philosophies and "living in the middle."
  • How can our training limit our treatment options?
  • How often are you offering a gold onlay?
  • Jason's experience with milled gold!
  • The bell curve of dentists...should we be teaching to the median skill set?
  • We should be simplifying instead of complicating.
  • Placing composite in increments is complicated and difficult in the BEST of circumstances.
  • Smithson on fiber reinforcement
  • Simplifying the layering steps allows for more time in finishing and polishing!
  • Jason wants a butt joint margin vs. a beveled margin!

Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman" or "Hornbrook!"

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.15.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
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Dr. Melissa Zettler does KILLER composite veneers and shows a lot of them on Instagram! Zach loves composite veneers, Kevin hates them! The guys talk with Melissa about the how and why she chooses composite for cosmetics!

Some links from the show:

Melissa's Instagram

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I use Zirc’s products literally every day! Everything Zirc produces is meant to make your life easier! They bring color and efficiency to all your clinical processes. Zirc also makes some really nice denture and retainer boxes and they can even customize your logo on them! My youngest kiddo is in Invisalign right now and I’m going to tell you that the customized logo is a powerful reminder to your patients and their family! Head over to verydentalpocast.com/zirc to order these boxes and explore all of their products.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_4.12.2022_mixdown_1_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan to talk about addiction, continuing education and professional organizations. Whose responsibility is it to get the word out about professionals with substance use issues? Whose responsibility is it to get them help? As Dawn and Alan figure out, it's not completely clear!

If you liked this episode you should subscribe to The Peaceful Practice podcast!

To contact Alan or Dawn: email us: podcast@peacefulpractice.com

Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I use Zirc’s products literally every day! Everything Zirc produces is meant to make your life easier! They bring color and efficiency to all your clinical processes. Zirc also makes some really nice denture and retainer boxes and they can even customize your logo on them! My youngest kiddo is in Invisalign right now and I’m going to tell you that the customized logo is a powerful reminder to your patients and their family! Head over to verydentalpocast.com/zirc to order these boxes and explore all of their products.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_4.11.2022.mp3
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Dr. Paul Homoly is a legend in dental communication. Alan was joined by Paul at The Voices of Dentistry for a podcast about evolutions. Whether it's how Paul's speaking business has evolved through the COVID era or how dental teams can evolve the way they practice dentistry by investing in themselves and the way they communicate with their patients, Paul will have you spellbound! 

  • How Paul's business changed during COVID (also his golf game)
  • The red carpet experience (and who gets it)
  • Dental folklore (some people just have a s****y truck!)
  • Should complex care patients come into the practice through hygiene?
  • When does readiness happen?
  • Patients can sense when a dentist NEEDS them to do the work. And they can sense when the dentist doesn't care if they do the treatment.
  • Leadership isn't just for teams. It's for patients, too.

Some links from the show:

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I use Zirc’s products literally every day! Everything Zirc produces is meant to make your life easier! They bring color and efficiency to all your clinical processes. Zirc also makes some really nice denture and retainer boxes and they can even customize your logo on them! My youngest kiddo is in Invisalign right now and I’m going to tell you that the customized logo is a powerful reminder to your patients and their family! Head over to verydentalpocast.com/zirc to order these boxes and explore all of their products.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.8.2022_auphonic.mp3
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Dr. Alan Mead joins Zach and Kevin to do a deep dive into block scheduling!

Kevin kicks off this amazing conversation with THE question: "what are you selling?"

He then explains how block scheduling has crushed it in his practice and how you can take back control of the chaos in your schedule! 

Want more information? Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group where Kevin kicked off a rip roaring thread about block scheduling!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_4.5.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Our training leads us to believe that we need to DO SOMETHING. When our patients present with a problem we're supposed to have a solution! But is that correct? Does every aptient problem have a solution that we can "fix?" 

Al talks about the concept of intervention bias and his recent experience in a medical setting. 

Direct download: Shorts_4.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Practice management software is a weak spot in dentistry. Much of what we use today is based on database technology from 20+ years ago. PMS hasn't kept up with the rest of the technology world.

Alan recently sat down with Dr. Rania Saleh to talk about a cloud based practice management software called Oryx. Rania is the creator and CEO of Oryx Dental Software. It's an all inclusive, cloud based software. 

I'll be blunt...this is the future of dental practice management software and you're going to be hearing a lot about it from me in coming months!

Some links from the show:

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Our friends at Cosmedent want to give you a polishing secret weapon. What’s that secret weapon? It’s called Enamelize! This Cosmedent Top Seller is an aluminum oxide polishing paste that creates a beautiful final polish on composites, porcelain, metal and natural tooth structure. Using Enamelize will greatly increase the gloss, luster and surface smoothness of your restoration. Go get your polishing secret weapon at verydentalpodcast.com/Enamelize!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_4.1.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. James Nelson from New Orleans joins Kevin and Zach to run the gauntlet at VoD 2022! 

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.29.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al runs into some artificial intelligence in a medical setting and riffs on how this might apply in dentistry at some point.

Some links from the show:

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.28.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined once again by Dr. Mark Costes. The guys are a couple of months post Voices of Dentistry and do a little wrap up. 

Mark is the founder of the Dental Success Institute, a podcaster and a good friend. The guys have a wide ranging conversation that covers all kinds of topics!

  • VoD wrap up
  • What it's like to be 50
  • Does shaming work in dentistry/medicine?
  • Mark's next project...the Dental Success Summit at the JW Marriott resort on June 10-11th!
  • Go learn about stuff that they didn't teach in dental school!
  • Do meetings with like minded people!
  • A little "inside baseball" from two titans in dental podcasting
  • Have we reached "peak podcast?"
  • Does the guest matter with regard to downloads?
  • Who is Mark's favorite/most interesting interview?

Some links from the show:

Dental Success Summit is June 10-11th 2022 (use code "Alan2022" for an extra 10% off!)

Voices of Dentistry is January 20-21

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_3.25.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Matt Standridge, the ketodontist himself, stepped off the stage at VoD directly into a podcast with Zach and Kevin! He answered the questions that everyone was talking about and some of them might surprise you!


The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.22.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Could buying a REALLY nice saxophone make you a better saxophonist? 

Well, maybe. But you'd be better off investing in lessons and practicing a lot. A nice horn is icing on the cake, but it can only make so much difference. 

The same goes for dental instruments, materials and technologies. Al loves the idea of short cuts, but over and over he's realized that success comes with putting in the work.

Some links from the show:

Chad LB's Instagram

Selmer Mark IV vs. Nexus 1

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I recently posted a simple case i the Very Dental Podcast Facebook group. The case came together using Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill. Nothing polishes or holds a polish like a microfill and Renamel microfill is available in a ton of shades and comes in both syringes and compules. Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill. You’re going to find a ton of uses for it and you’ll wonder how you worked without it!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.21.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Inspired by bad service at his bank and horrible features in accounting software, Al turns to his Brain Trust to talk about the resistance to change and how to break through it! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton join Al to discuss all the ways that we resist our gut and drag our feet against the changes we need to make. Whether it's moving your office, firing your employee or switching banks, we've got ideas about how to help you move through change!

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: GF_3.18.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Zach and Kevin interview Dr. Erin Elliott and her husband Tom! We learn a bit of the family history (get ready for TMI!) and then the fellas throw Tom (a nondentist) and Erin (an amazing dentist) and they run the VoD 2022 questions on the Elliotts!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.15.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

When you're putting in legitimate effort and not getting results, it feels really unfair. What do you do when you're doing the best you can and things still aren't going well? 

Al has some thoughts about this related to some medical stuff he has going on. But really, these challenges can be related to all kinds of things in your life.

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.14.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al recently got to sit down with Dr. Chris Bowman at Voices of Dentistry 2022

  • Mark Costes finished his talk on time at VoD 2022! Miracle? Maybe.
  • Al is anal retentive about time and timeliness. 
  • Chris let's the patient that he's not going to rush on their care. That's reframing things a bit.
  • Is Delta Premier going to go away?
  • How can we "top off our practice" with a bit of insurance participation?
  • "It's good to be old"
  • Using "negative language" (limitations and restrictions) when referring to dental benefits
  • One patient in 4 chairs. "Doc, you might as well be going fishing."
  • I didn't plan it this way.
  • 4 stages of change
    • shock
    • awkward, uncomfortable
    • tolerable
    • routine

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Dental_3.11.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Zach and Kevin were joined by superstar Dr. Mona Patel just moments after her triumphant talk at VoD! She answers the questions that Kevin and Zach came up with for VoD!


The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.8.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al is back from his February hiatus with some thoughts on an overlooked skill/talent/tool: likeability.

It’s awesome to be amazing at your craft. It’s 100% worth learning new techniques and delivering as close to perfection as possible.

But let’s be completely honest…stuff goes wrong. The best dentist you know still has appointments that they wish that they could forget. 

A couple things about likeability. 

  • To be blunt, people don’t sue someone that they like.
  • The rare time that things go badly, having a patient that has legitimate affection for you can make a HUGE difference. 
  • For most people it’s way easier to be likeable than you think. But it requires that you take a good hard look at how you feel about your “doctor” role.

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group (use password Timmerman or Hornbrook for entry!)

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Shorts_3.7.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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A very slap happy Al is joined by Tom Brown and Joe Chickerillo of "Your Virtual Consult!" Your Virtual Consult was one of the sponsors of January's Voices of Dentistry. This conversation was nothing short of fascinating because Al has always been underwhelmed by "teledentistry." This isn't teledentistry, this is SO MUCH BETTER! The guys discussed:

  • What is teledentistry and why does it suck?
  • How could you use "Your Virtual Consult" to increase case acceptance?
  • They discuss the ingenious process that they're using to help patients get comfortable with YOUR office!
  • How can you use "Your Virtual Consult" make it so you don't ever have to have phone calls or Zoom calls ever again.
  • Al prefers texting. Al prefers the automated checkout. Al wants to be left alone.
  • How can you use "Your Virtual Consult"  like a giant set of headphones to make the world leave you alone, but actually makes you seem caring and inviting?
  • How can you use "Your Virtual Consult" to help you find the patients that fit your office well?
  • You're going to hear that Al is really excited about Your Virtual Consult because he is. 

You need to have a demo. Al watched it at VoD and is convinced! Go to the Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman or Hornbrook) and get all Your Virtual Consult questions answered by Tom and Joe themselves! Or call (858) 939-9338!

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: GF_3.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Mike Keller (aka: 'Ol Soft Hands) of Delaware stopped by the Very Clinical booth at VoD and Zach and Kevin grilled him! 

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 

I’d like to thank Cosmedent for their support of the Very Dental Podcast network! Let’s talk about Ideal preps. That’s what we’re all aiming for and one excellent way to get there is to use a dual cured core material to build a broken down tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for buildups. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

Our friends at CAD-Ray have everything you need for digital dentistry. Whether it’s the incredible new Medit i700 scanner, desktop scanners, printer or mills, they’ve got them in stock and they can help you pick what’s right for you. More importantly, they’ve got all the training you need and their support is second to none! Go check out what they have to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo, website design or anything marketing? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for the updated Very Dental Podcast website coming soon! It’s amazing and it was designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering high value coupons on the product you’re using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_3.1.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Brian McGue of Implant Pathway AND 3D Dentists fame drops in to talk with Zach and Kevin at VoD! As they did to a bunch of guests, the Very Clinical guys grill Brian on the following questions!

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.22.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Clinton Timmerman of the "Totally Oral" podcast join Kevin and Zach to run the Very Clinical gauntlet at VoD 2020! To refresh your memory, here are the clinical situations that The Totally Oral guys weigh in on:

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.15.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan Mead joins Kevin and Zach to run the Very Clinical gauntlet at VoD 2020! To refresh your memory, here are the clinical situations that Alan weighs in on:

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.8.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Al shares some thoughts about VoD 2022, making happiness (at work and in life) a goal and finding ways to make things that can be a drag more fun. 

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_2.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Kevin and Zach welcome Dr. Abe Hoellrich to sit in the Very Clinical hot seat! To refresh your memory, here are the clinical situations that Abe faces:

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_2.1.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al is joined by Dr. Craig Harder, Dr. Kevin Donlin and Dr. Colin Lathrop for an early morning recording on the first day of Voices of Dentistry! The guys talk about the nuts and bolts of VoD and why it's like no other meeting! Some of the the topics:

  • The VoD tradition of speakers being unprepared.
  • Al's glorious signs
  • Was COVID around for VoD 2020?
  • How has COVID affected our offices?
  • Masks are great for anterior temporaries
  • Essix retainers suck
  • Al's Mussolini suite
  • The internet code for VoD was hh2021
  • Al's 2017 DS World talk (8am in Vegas, on addiction)
  • Knowing Papa Randy

Go check out the Very Dental Facebook group! (Use password Timmerman or Hornbrook to get in!)

Direct download: GF_1.31.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan recorded a live "reunion episode" of the Dental Hacks podcast at Voices of Dentistry 2022! If you didn't have the pleasure of seeing it LIVE, here it is in audio form! The guys did their thing for the audience and invited the other two VoD hosts, Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Justin Moody up to answer "Ask Us Anything" questions! A good time was had by all! 

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.28.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Voices of Dentistry brought Kevin and Zach together in person and THEY GOT IT DONE! 

The plan was to talk with LOTS of different clinicans and get their answers to a standardized group of questions. It's brilliant and funny and you're going to LOVE what they have in store for you over the next few months! 

Today they give you the questions and give you their very own answers! 

The questions:

  • How did COVID affect your practice?
  • You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose?
  • Did you/would you place sealant on your own children?
  • Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners?
  • If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant?
  • If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain?

Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group! 

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.25.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al is joined by Irene Iancu, aka: Toothlife.Irene at Republic Ramen in Tempe, AZ! They both arrived on the Thursday before VoD and Al shared some of the bizarre food rituals that he's developed over the years. Spoiler: there is slurping involved!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.24.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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How do you bring a country's dental continuing education system into the 21st century? The answer will probably surprise you! Alan is joined by Dr. Artie Volker, Dr. Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik and Dr. Ahmed Mossad to discuss how dentistry and dental education has changed in Egypt for the better!

  • how social media changed dentistry in Egypt
  • creating a rock star clinical educator (you NEED to follow Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik on Facebook!)
  • "Build your own country inside your office"
  • Steal what you like from social media
  • Microscopes and documentation for social media and education
  • "Show me what didn't work."
  • Why buy a Zumax scope?
  • What can a microscope do for you and your office?

Some links from the show:

Direct download: GF_1.21.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

How does "last case bias" and clinical evidence affect the way we treat our patients? 

Kevin and Zach bring back Dr. Kevin Donlin to discuss an interesting and philosophical topic that influences us all.

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.18.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Very Dental people...take a listen to another podcast that I do with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, "The Peaceful Practice Podcast!"

On the eve of Alan's 20th year of sobriety, Dawn and Alan have a conversation about what this milestone means, what it has been like to get here and how to examine our own habits with drugs and alcohol.  

To contact Dawn and Alan:

Email us podcast@peacefulpractice.com

Join our Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals

Direct download: Shorts_Peaceful_Practice1.17.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Do you "warranty" your work? How do you handle it when a restoration you've provided doesn't last as long as you would have expected? Alan is joined by Jared Parente who is the CEO of a company called Dental Warranty. They are the platinum sponsor of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry meeting and they offer a product that dental offices will find intriguing! 

  • What is Dental Warranty? 
  • How does it work?
  • Most dentists/patients take a warranty as "implicit." Why make it "explicit?"
  • How do you know if a dentist's work is solid enough to be warrantied? Do the dentists do some kind of accreditation?
  • How much does it cost? Who pays for it?
  • How do claims work? 
  • Do you have clinical evaluators?
  • What are the ethics of warranty? Can "biology" be warrantied?

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.14.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Kevin and Zach are joined by Dr. Kevin Donlin who practices in Madison, SD! They tackle a topic that's not particularly popular on Instagram and Facebook groups...amalgam!

Amalgam is a material that many folks brag about using but the Very Clinical crew explains why some dentists refuse to toss this tool that's still very valuable in certain situations!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.11.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al answers a listener email about how to talk to patients about deep decay. 

  • It's OK to hate delivering bad news
  • Patients NEED to know about their condition
  • There are a lot of options for treating deep decay
  • Clear communication and documentation is KEY!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_1.10.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Erin Elliott at the Greater New York dental meeting! It will come as no surprise to anyone that this wide ranging conversation was a blast!

  • Al had veneers. Probably about 30 years ago. Who knew?
  • What % of people have crowding vs. excess of space? Why?
  • Are people more allergic now than they used to be? (spoiler: roll your kids in dirt)
  • Who's got team drama?
  • Erin grew up in CA but considers herself an Idahoan!
  • Detroit Metro airport is the best airport. Al will fight you if you disagree.
  • Erin stays away from home for a long time. And gets to write it off.
  • Erin on emergency dentistry (she's got this figured out)
  • Medical people GNF. Erin on giving patients money back.
  • "Painless" dentistry is BS. Be direct with patients about their needs.
  • Erin on implants! (spoiler: She's a fan of 3D Dentists AND Implant Pathway!)
  • In person teaching >>> Zoom teaching
  • If you go to meetings (ahem...VoD) then support the vendors!
  • Erin is coming to Voices of Dentistry! There is NO SUBSTITUTE for dental meetings!
  • Eliminating excuses about photography by having SD card readers in each room!

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.7.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach ring in the new year with returning guest, Alan Mead! 

First, they talk about new year's resolutions.

Next the guys talk about things that they were grateful for in 2021. It's a pretty important thing to focus on...especially when there's a lot that's out of our control. 

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_1.4.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al rings in the new year with a conversation about his personal failings in treatment planning.

How often do you fail to offer the "best" option to a patient because you think you know that they won't accept? It's a problem Al has faced over 23+ years of dental practice and he's trying to turn over a new leaf. 

Also...there's a bit of talk about why there are no ads on today's show and the future of the podcast. 

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_1.3.2021_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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