The Very Dental Podcast Network

Dr. Frank Clayton joins Alan for a rousing and wide ranging conversation about life and dentistry. Some of the topics include:

  • Reminiscing about classic DentalTown days
  • Where did the idea for a dental podcast come from?
  • Al misses the Droid 2
  • Good bad food
  • Salty or sweet?
  • Which was worse: selling Velveeta of dental school?
  • Timer vs. living dangerously with setting cement
  • Speedcem by Ivoclar
  • "In my hands"
  • DSLR failures
  • Photography is simply to make other dentists feel bad
  • We hate phone calls
  • Zirconia works just my hands
  • Social media: net positive or net negative?
  • Are there rednecks in the north?
  • "Jimmy is One of My Jewish friends" commercial
  • Would you rather have a tight interproximal contact or a loose-ish contact?
  • Frank has made a pact with Mac Jones to never get an intraoral scanner for C&B
  • Carifree treatment rinse is worse tasting than "minty pool water."
  • Don't care more than your patients do

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