The Very Dental Podcast Network (Very Dental)

Could an explicit warranty paid for at the time of service give patients peace of mind about the treatment they just purchased? Alan is joined once again by Jared Parente of Dental Warranty to talk about that very thing. Last year Alan talked with Jared about making warranties explicit vs. the implied warranty that most of us give patients. This time around we dig into the nuts and bolts of Dental Warranty works and how it can actually create value for the work we do!

Some links from the show: 

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

The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!

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Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!

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The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!

 

CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.27.2023_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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"What amazes me is how much you can communicate with so few words."

- Dr. Jeff Rouse on Dr. Frank Spear 

  • The Spear Summit is very much like a family reunion of the whole Spear Education family! (also just about the best dental meeting anywhere)
  • The history of the Spear Summit
  • Young dentists need Spear Education as much as Spear needs young dentists!
  • How the pandemic affected dental school and what Spear was able to help
  • The new generation of dentists (including Frank's son)
  • On being a "dental dad."
  • Frank on storytelling
  • Dental needs, personal dental values and patient resources
  • Anyone who shows up in your office has some value for dentistry
  • 43 patients that I this dentist didn't want
  • If you want to have a long, healthy life in dentistry...do these things
    • Do procedures that you want to be doing...
    • On patients that you want to be doing them on...
    • With a team that you love working with
  • Setting patients free

Some links from the show: 

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

The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!

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Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!

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The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!

 

CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.20.2023_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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"...a hygiene dollar, even in the best of times, has at best a 15-20% profit margin. A doctor dollar has up to 60%..."
-Amy Morgan

Amy Morgan will give you 52% clinical excellence. But she wants 48% for business excellence! Amy joined Spear in 2018 as Vice President of Consulting Strategy. For more than 25 years as a She's been a consultant and trainer for more than 25 years and is the former CEO of Pride Institute. 

Amy and Alan had a wide ranging conversation at the Spear Summit back in September. Some of the topics they covered include:

  • How did Spear quickly retool for the COVID crisis? Is she over Zoom?
  • Once the "fight or flight" crisis was over, what did Amy and Spear Education learn?
  •  "The Great Hygiene Migration"
  • What's the strategy for the lack of hygienists? (spoiler: you can't wish for something that's not there)
  • Healthy patients vs. less healthy patients
  • Doctors should NOT be doing hygiene
  • Embrace your inner hypochondriac
  • What do you do for COVID no-shows? (RFR..."reason for return")
  • Having patient sign their financial commitments ("we hold this spot for YOU")
  • "Lost time fee" vs. "missed appointment fee" (you can have that one for free!)
  • "It's OK to not like people"
  • Paying your team well is important, but you need to know how to do it right.
  • "Don't chase behaviors but question beliefs"
  • How does a team member show their value objectively?
  • Variable component of pay: quarterly bonuses paid out over a quarter
  • A very fat pitch for Spear Practice Solutions!
  • A specific hygiene formula: hygiene wages should range 30-40% of their production

Some links from the show: 

Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!

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

The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!

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Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!

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The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!

 

CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!

Direct download: Very_Dental_1.13.2023_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Toothlife.Irene (aka: Irene Iancu) is a Canadian dental hygienist and practice owner. She opened a dental practice in Toronto during the pandemic. She has also recently become She wears so many hats in her practice and she has a LOT to share! She'll be speaking at Voices of Dentistry in 2023!

  • Can you throw people out of your practice for not opening wide enough?
  • Irene on guided biofilm therapy
  • You can add 25% to your fee if you pronounce composite the way they do in Canada
  • Midway through the podcast Al and Irene began walking the floor with podcasting headsets
  • Using disclosing agent will help everything: perio, restorative, etc.
  • When your hygienist wants new stuff, what do they do?
  • Budgeting for new instruments/technology (use it or lose it)

Some links from the show:

Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!

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! 

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You can learn to love removable, do dentures digitally and learn the basics of 3d dental design all in a 2 day class!  Check it out at denturece.com!

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Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

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If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

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Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

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If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Dental_12.30.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Paul Etchison is a dentist, practice owner, podcaster, coach and writer! Etch has recently released his second book entitled "Dental Practice Heroes II, the sequel: How a 3 Day Work Week Can Give You the Life You Want." Paul joins Alan for this entertaining conversation about how he found himself burned out even when he was very successful. His transition to 3 days a week has changed his role more from dentist to business owner where he works ON his business more than IN his business. Is this for everyone? Maybe not, but we discuss how it could fit into the practice owner's life. Our discussion covers burnout, leadership, delegation and the idea that clinical dentistry isn't necessarily the end-all!

Some links from the show:

Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!

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! 

You can learn to love removable, do dentures digitally and learn the basics of 3d dental design all in a 2 day class!  Check it out at denturece.com!

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Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

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If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

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Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

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If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Dental_12.16.2022.2_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
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Dr. Gregg Kinzer sat down for a conversation with Alan back in September at the incomparable Spear Summit! For those that aren't familiar with Gregg, he's the prosthodontist that joined Dr. Frank Spear (you may have heard of him) in practice awhile back. He also lectures in many programs at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. He's essentially the backbone of many of the programs at Spear Education, so he doesn't get many chances to go take CE of his own. And that, my friends, is how speakers are chosen for Spear Summit! Some of the topics they discussed:

  • Gregg vs. Jeff Rouse at Spear Summit
  • How Gregg chooses speakers for Summit
  • Live Seminars are BACK at Spear! 
  • Virtual seminars vs. live seminars
  • Picking your friendly face when you're on stage
  • Summit is a challenge for a speaker...how to bring your A game.
  • AV at meetings...it's a whole thing
  • Gregg needs to come to the Vedder Society!
  • Gregg on social media and how he and Jeff have evolved on social media and influence
  • Why don't they teach literature review in dental school? It's not about quoting, it's about understanding experimental design

Some links from the show:

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!

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It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.

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Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

--

If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

--

Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

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If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

Direct download: final_Very_Dental_12.9.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined again by Dr. Addison Killeen! Addison has owned multiple practices, has bought existing practices and done startups. He has interesting expertise in marketing all kinds of different practice situations and we talk about a lot of them in today's episode!

  • Even the guy who wrote the book on associateship sometimes has to look for an associate! Associates come in all shapes and sizes!
  • An aside about Lincoln, NE (Nebraska Nice)
  • Marketing encompasses everything (branding, patient care, texts/answering the phone, website, ads, etc.
  • Marketing is very situational (Addison's test lab)
  • The best dollars spent marketing (in Lincoln, NE)...t-shirts!
  • Patients LOVE it when you give them something.
  • External vs. Internal marketing
  • Don't do your own website! 
  • What types of practices need what types of marketing?
  • Make sure your phone is being answered!
  • Do you have a marketing calendar?
  • Addison's favorite procedure
  • Working on farmers

Some links from the show:

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!

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It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.

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Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

--

If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

--

Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

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If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Dental_11.25.2022_mixdown-processed_01.mp3
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Dr. Jason Smithson sat down with Alan in September for an expansive conversation at the Spear Summit in Scottsdale, AZ! Their conversation ranged from the cuisine at Waffle House to post-COVID hiring! Some of the topics they covered were:

  • Has Jason ever eaten at Waffle House?
  • How does your skill set influence your treatment plan?
  • Decathlon dentists and how the concept has changed
  • Why can't dentists in the US work together or share patients effectively? Why do we all have to have our own offices?
  • Does owning an office = entrepreneurship? 
  • Staffing after COVID: has the work ethic changed?
  • The new graduate situation post COVID
  • Al's new idea for an Instagram account: "Polishing a Turd"
  • Times the rubber dam is unnecessary or worse!
  • Photos of cases: are they for the patient or the dentist?
  • Crazy equestrian wives and daughters

Some links from the show:

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!

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It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.

--

 

Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

--

If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

--

Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

--

If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Dental_11.18.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Taher Dhoon created The Colorado Surgical Institute to teach dentists to place dental implants, among other things. He's a practice owner and one of the Dental Success Institute's "black belt" coaches. It turns out, he's a pretty interesting guy to have a conversation with, too! Some of the topics we covered:

  • How did the Colorado Surgical Institute come about?
  • How does the Colorado Surgical Institute help a dentist assess their existing skill set and what kind of educational challenge they're looking for?
  • Do all dentists need to be surgeons?
  • Was Taher always a "surgery guy?" 
  • Is "implant marketing" pointing people at implants that really just need comprehensive restoration of teeth?
  • Communication skills are probably more important than surgical skills (although surgical skills are important)
  • How have some of the state laws on "volunteer licenses" changed the way dentists will do continuing education moving forward?
  • How important is "hands-on" for a new skill set like implants? Will we be able to get hands-on training for more than just implants and surgery? (spoiler: YES!)

Some links from the show:

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!

--

It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.

--

 

Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

--

If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

--

Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

--

If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

Direct download: Very_Dental_11.11.2022_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Bob Winter joined Alan for a wide ranging conversation. Bob teaches the legendary "Restorative Design" workshop on campus at Spear Education. Some of the topics they talked about were:

  • The relationships between the "big names" at Spear and the respect and cameraderie that they've developed.
  • The vulnerability of taking hands on courses and the responsibility theat Bob feels about making attendees feel comfortable. 
  • Restorative Design, aka: how to prep teeth
  • Bob on scopes, magnification and light
  • Jason Smithson and Bob Winter have become pretty good friends!
  • Bob is a dog guy

Some links from the show:

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!

It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.

Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

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If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

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Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

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If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

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Alan welcomes back Dr. Jeff Rouse to the Very Dental podcast! Recorded at the Spear Summit 2022 back in September, the conversation is wide ranging as it tends to be with Jeff! Is Jeff the airway guy at Spear? Yes. But that's not ALL he does!

  • Gregg and Jeff text about what's wrong on social media (it's a LOT)
  • Predictability = "I don't want anything I did to break, I don't want anyone I touched to be in pain."
  • Jeff on cementing implant crowns
  • Jeff doesn't do online arguments any more
  • Jeff loves to argue/engage in vigorous debate...it's nothing like online arguments
  • Rouse on Smithson
  • Rouse on Bob Winter (Jeff's teeth look amazing and they're just provisionals done by Bob Winter)
  • Spear Summit is Gregg's meeting
  • How to talk about airway with YOUR orthodontist? Is ortho changing? (aka: can you work with the convenient orthodontist?)
  • Give up instead of fighting with the wrong orthodontist
  • Orthodontists will never fight you over 4, 5 and 6 year olds!
  • Jeff on in-person seminars coming back!
  • Spear (FGTP) is as good for the new grads as it is the grizzled veteran!

Some links from the show:

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!

Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

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If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! 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!

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Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!

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If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

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