The Very Dental Podcast Network (dental)

Alan welcomes Jeff Gladnick from Great Dental Websites to the Very Dental Podcast! Jeff last joined the show in 2016 and it turns out that websites, SEO and practice marketing have changed quite a bit! Who knew? Some topics they discussed:

  • The recent AADOM meeting and what it was like to get back to a dental meeting after COVID
  • Jeff’s harrowing COVID experiences and what our friends down under are experiencing now
  • Thoughts on the virus, vaccines and mandates
  • What is “Great Dental Websites” and why are they different?
  • Content Management software and why it matters 
  • What’s wrong with WordPress? Webflow?
  • Design and why dentists shouldn’t DIY
  • What’s new/different/important in SEO?
  • Reviews are important, they’re part of “local” strategies...not organic
  • Jeff doesn’t recommend blogging!
  • How do you know what you need for dental marketing? How do you know what to spend?
  • Talk with referrals!
  • Don’t let your people do black hat!
  • Are you goodwithteeth.com?
  • Why can’t you just use the Google landing page?
  • Are reviews REALLY bringing the people in? You need to ask!
  • Why do patients like you? It’s probably not what you think!

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Facebook group

Voices of Dentistry 2022 (January 21-22, 2022 in Scottsdale!)

The Fifth Column podcast (featuring Josh Szeps)

Useful Idiots podcast

ZDogg, the most reasonable voice on COVID out there

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!



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All of these business models are fantastic...for the business. Not for the client.

All are based on being a pain in the ass for the client.

  1. The $x/month credit card swipe “subscription.”
    1. “New Paper”
    2. Spotify and other subscriptions, if you aren’t careful
    3. Based on being difficult to cancel. Or at least multiple steps. Often inexpensive enough that you won’t bother.
  2. Verizon’s “you can only cancel by calling this number”
  3. Automatic renewal by credit card of ANYTHING
  4. Medicine’s “automatic premium payment” and “never discussing money before a procedure” technique.

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Very Dental Facebook group

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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The Very Clinical guys take a look back with special guest Dr. Nate Lawson, the materials guy!

Highlights include:

Dr. Nate Lawson has an awesome Instagram page! Check it out here!  https://www.instagram.com/dentinaltube/

We hear Nate’s origin story

Nate teaches at The University Of Alabama Birmingham and also practices.

Nate tells us how to become an Instagram model.

Nate answers questions from our Facebook page!

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Alan is joined by friends and colleagues Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton to talk about COVID. Specifically how we’re feeling 18 months into the COVID pandemic. What’s different? What’s changed for the worse? Did anything good come from it?

Stuff that’s changed:

  • Costs of everything have gone up
  • Hiring/finding employees is REALLY difficult
  • Delivery everything
  • New business models requiring less people/more efficiency (Dawn’s vet story)
    • No dining rooms for fast food
  • Tolerance of crazy patients
  • Single use/waste
  • Everyone using straws
  • Wiping the pen
  • Asking about vaccination/health information
  • Health screening
  • Staffing changes
  • Hygiene recall is messed up!

What we’d keep:

Al: Exercise

Dawn: Less travel “I’ve put a new dollar amount on my time…”

Melissa: More time with family “We were the house that was willing to have everyone over…”

Frank: Pay attention to your time/free time. Also have patients prepay.

Some Links from the Show:

Land of the Giants podcast (season 4 focuses on the delivery economy)

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Alan is joined by Dr. Rob Ritter to talk about a couple of bad beats he had. Perfing an endo and punting a tough extraction had Al wondering if he should be doing these procedures in his office. Rob is a proud “restorative dentist” by choice and has described his approach as “from the gums up.” How did he decide what he wanted to include in his practice? Why did he decide to leave a lot of “specialty” procedures out? Some topics we covered:

  • Rob’s course, “The Protocol”, the dates for 2022 are available and registration opens on September 14th. If you’re interested, you better sign up fast because they’ll sell out immediately! (limited to 14 people!)
  • No compromise treatment
  • “Just because you don’t want to do the right thing doesn’t mean I’m going to do the wrong thing.”
  • “When you start feeling bad for patients, you start making bad decisions”
  • Late 90’s “needs based” dentistry to “wants based” dentistry
  • Doing dentistry because you NEED to (financial constraints) is more common
  • Al’s bad beats and walking away from endo and surgery (and why it didn’t last)
  • Case selection...don’t let your guard down!
  • You don’t HAVE to do anything you don’t want to
  • No shame in referring anything that you don’t want to do
  • Find a referral network that is an extension of your practice
  • Rob ALMOST took a tooth out earlier this year...and then decided against it. It was a wise choice.
  • Vedder Society name drop (come in a couple weeks!)
  • Learning from Pat Allen...can I be Pat Allen?
  • How long had Rob been practicing before he had decided what he WANTED to do.
  • Remember that adding new stuff is hard to learn and REALLY hard to implement.
  • Developing a referral network and how to work in a rural environment 
  • Rob on legacy 
  • Your family >>> teaching dentists/doing dentistry
  • The most valuable thing is time!
  • Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Alan tells his "origin story" of purchasing a practice for a mere $87,500 23 years ago!

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Very Dental Facebook group

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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We are joined by Dr Jorge Zapata of Ogden Utah, post Labor Day

Zach makes us jealous by telling us about Turks and Caicos

We recap summer

Kevin had a GREAT summer vacation

Zach was on the water a lot!

Jorge took his boys to college

We discuss Jorge’s posting on Facebook

First we discuss Class 2’s

Jorge uses Bioclear and Garrison

Jorge uses Kuraray Clearfill composite

Jorge has great anatomy!

Jorge is a rubber dam man

Then we talk endo

Jorge uses Edge endo

Jorge uses a sealer from Kerr

Jorge does retreats and apicos

We talk about the perfect marriage of CBCT and microscope

We talk about extra canals and the surgical microscope

We talk about 3rd molars and the scope

Join our Very Clinical Facebook page!!

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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Alan is joined by two relatively new owners of microscopes. Specifically the Zumax OMS 2380. Dr. Graham Forbes and Dr. Brad Mattison both bring some pretty compelling arguments for microscope use in their offices in this episode.

Graham’s story: He loved what he saw from the Eastern European scope gurus (Dr. Maxim Belograd and Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk) and found that a full day of restorative dentistry was getting hard on his neck!

Brad’s story: In dental school he watched a lot of dental Youtube and was inspired by Dr. Gerard Cuomo.

The rest of the interview is a deep dive about what you need to know about dental microscopes, what you could expect the shopping experience to be and why the three of us recommend the experience of working with Enova Illumination and Zumax.

Some links from the show:

Maxim Belograd’s Instagram

Narzariy Mykhaylyuk’s Instagram

Leica dental microscopes

Global dental microscopes

CJ Optik dental microscopes

Labomed dental microscopes

Enova surgical headlamp

Al’s microscope chairs:

Global

BQE Ergodynamic and BQE Backup

Salli

Pelton and Crane Chairman

Dental EZ J-Chair (“Whale Tongue”)

Brumaba’s Instagram page

Dr. Jorge Zapata’s video

The Scope Curious Facebook page

Wayne Remington’s microscope classes

Zirc Crystal HD mirror

Dr. Steve Buchanan’s website

The Pulp Sucker

Gentle Wave

The Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman) 

Zumax OMS 2380:

verydentalpodcast.com/enova

Zumax OMS 2380 video

Zumax OMS 3200 video

Voices of Dentistry

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

If you’d like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different 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!

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!

The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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When can self-imposed limitations be good? Al discusses the pros and cons of placing limits on things to help focus on what's important. Some examples:

  • addiction
  • debt
  • COVID
  • continuing education and procedures that you offer!

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Podcast Network website

The Paradox of Choice

Voices of Dentistry

If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental!

The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental:

  1. Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account!
  2. Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures.
  3. Microcopy dental makes it so you’ll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time.

Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy

The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it’s wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc’s Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors

The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren’t using a microfilled composite (and let’s be honest, you probably aren’t), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill

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Direct download: VDS_ep_16_mixdown-auphonic.1_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We are joined by Dr Jorge Zapata of Ogden Utah, whose Beast Of Burden is a surgical microscope

First we mourn the passing of Charlie Watts drummer for the Rolling Stones.

Start Me Up….Jorge’s bio

Miss You …. We talk about Kevin’s son and skiing

Time Is On My Side …. We discuss extending Jorge’s career by implementing the surgical microscope

Mother’s Little Helper… We discuss Jorge’s global use of the microscope for all dental procedures

Satisfaction…. We discuss Jorge’s sharing of videos and photos on several forums including the Very Clinical Facebook page

Paint It Black…. We discuss the times Jorge DOESN’T post recorded videos

Waiting On A Friend… Jorge’s lecturing has dimmed because of Covid and how he met Alan Mead

You Can’t Always Get What You Want… Kevin could not get used to using a microscope in a Cerec class. Zach tried one at VOD

It’s Only Rock And Roll…we sign off and beg you to join our Very Clinical Facebook page.

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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
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Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_11_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan to talk about putting COVID behind us, the future of CE and how mentorship really works.
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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
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    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
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Direct download: VD_ep_12_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The first day of school puts Al in a contemplative mood. How good are you at seeing things through someone else's eyes? Does this skill have any application in dentistry?

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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
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    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VDS_ep_14_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan is joined by Jay Glazer of Crazy Dental. Jay is Al's "connection" in the dental industry. They talked about a bunch of stuff and some of the topics they cover were:
  • What's the difference between Crazy Dental and DC Dental?
  • Al hates it when reps show up in your office.
  • Sales reps vs. a really good website. (Jay was a rep)
  • Is Alexa listening to you?
  • Jay is a big fan of the Voices of Dentistry!
  • What has changed in the dental industry since COVID (Jay was HOSPITALIZED!)
  • The dental industry is obsessed with PPE
  • The supply chain is really trying to catch up...where will dentistry get hit?
  • Why has Al switched to Crazy Dental?
  • Al's eBay handle: a2thdoc
  • Why does Al deserve a Lamborghini from Audible.com?
  • Why do dentists hate the dental industry?
  • Is the dental tax real?
  • Have you ever seen the 3M Innovation Center?
  • Why does Al still use Sof Lex discs? Because that's what he learned on at Minnesota!
  • UPS drivers
  • Why should Zach Meiners find a new hobby?
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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent.
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    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VD_ep_11_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Do you look at the schedule in advance? Do you remember the name of your problem patients? Al reflects on how the way he views his "hair on fire" patients has changed over the years and whether it's for the better. 

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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent.
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VDS_ep_13_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Can you knock out a crown prep from start to finish in 40 minutes? Over the last couple of years I've put together a workflow that's leisurely yet thorough and gets great results for the classic single unit crown. 

I'd be curious to hear if you have tweaks that can make this even better! 

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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent.
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VDS_ep_11_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Aka: Instagram wants Al to get a Husky! Al discusses how he’s influenced what Instagram puts in front of his eyeballs by watching videos to the end, and saving stuff for later on Instagram! If you’d like to have a more pleasant social media experience, you should check this episode out! 

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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
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    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VDS_ep_10_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Any dentist or dental team member that spends any time in a medical office cannot help but notice the distinct differences in how we treat patients and deliver care. Dr. Tarun Agarwal joins Alan to candidly (and I mean CANDIDLY) talk about what physicians could learn from dental offices and what dental offices might learn from medicine! Some of the topics include:
  • T-Bone talks about meetings and the Voices of Dentistry
  • How COVID affected 3D Dentists...getting back in to "course shape."
  • How hard is it to perf a tooth? Hard...but not impossible!
  • What's new at 3D Dentists?
  • The history of the 3D Dentists retreat.
    • "This is how education should be."
  • Living together is an interesting way to learn
  • The treatment center/addiction during COVID
  • Al's medical problems
  • What medicine can learn from dentistry (and vice versa)
  • The patriarchal approach of medicine may have a place in dentistry
  • Two diabetics walk into a room
  • Water shaming...what is the right amount of water?
    • having to pee all the time at work
  • The Voices of Dentistry!
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    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy
    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent.
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VD_ep_10_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

How do you make decisions about purchases and other things? Do you make lists, do the research and struggle to choose or do you get the first thing that checks all of your boxes? Alan discusses "The Paradox of Choice" and how it's influenced the way he makes choices.

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  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy
  • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VDS_ep_9_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan invites you to join him (and lots of other Very Dental people) at two upcoming (and amazing) events!

The first is the Vedder Society meeting this September 24-26th in beautiful Bellaire, MI! 

Second is the Voices of Dentistry summit on January 21-22, 2022 in spectacular Scottsdale, AZ!

  • Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy
    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VDS_ep_8_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Kevin and Zach spend way too much time talking about their favorite reruns on TV

Kevin likes The Office

Zach likes Curb Your Enthusiasm 

We give Crazy Dental a shout out…. Check them out!

Then we actually talk about redoing your dentistry

First class 2 fillings

Then crowns

Then root canals

Then dentures (ugh)

Then night guards and sleep appliances

Then we talk about the dirty secret of orthodontics

Then implant complications

Go to the Very Clinical Facebook group and join!

The Voices of Dentistry website is up and registration for dentistry's favorite meeting is open! Go check out the lineup and book your room! Check out our amazing speaker/podcaster line up in Scottsdale, AZ on January 21-22, 2022!
 
  • Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy
    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_10_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dental Economics is a magazine that no doubt all of our listeners have seen and many read on the regular. Alan is joined by immediate past editor, Dr. Chris Salierno and newly installed editor Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz (past editor of DentistryIQ.com) to talk about a wide variety of topics!
The Voices of Dentistry website is up and registration for dentistry's favorite meeting is open! Go check out the lineup and book your room! Check out our amazing speaker/podcaster line up in Scottsdale, AZ on January 21-22, 2022!
 
  • Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy
    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: GF_ep_9_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Russell Schafer is a rare breed. You see, he likes dentures. So I knew I had to have him on! We talk about dentures, learning dentures, digital dentures, the Voices of Dentistry and all kinds of other stuff! Some of the topics we covered:
  • The Voices of Dentistry website is up and registration for dentistry's favorite meeting is open! Go check out the lineup and book your room!
  • Russell practices differently than most folks! He caters to the patients that no one else wants to see. "Market toward disease!"
    • Most dental CE points dentists to a place where they compete for some very specific patients
  • Russell on Medicaid...whole case dentistry a la Comfort Dental style
  • Why does Russell like dentures?
    • It took working with a good lab tech
    • Ryan McCall as an influence
  • Saving teeth vs. treating more teeth
    • Help patients feel like they "aren't throwing money away"
  • Restoring the Edentulous Arch from Spear changed Al's outlook on dentures...it's cosmetic dentistry
  • Immediate dentures done right
  • Digital dentures a la Russell
  • Blue Sky Bio denture software
  • Free dentures are the key to immediate dentures
    • Russell's "free denture"
    • Tim Lane Cynosure Dental Lab
  • The traditional lab fee on dentures makes doing it over/making changes prohibitively expensive
  • Russell's learning curve in digital dentistry
  • Don't make the patient's problem your problem
  • Analogies for dentures...getting expectations low
  • "Wax try in" is digital for Russell...really quick turnaround
  • Russell's course is called "Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile
    • coming up in New Orleans, LA on November 12-13!
    • sign up for Russell's course at verydentalpodcast/denturece
    • Focus on immediates: faster, more efficient and lower cost
  • Dentures are a really good place to understand smiles. A gateway to cosmetic dentistry
  • Can you become the "go to" person for dentures?
  • Conventional first, then digital!
  • Will denture labs go digital like crown and bridge has? Russell thinks no.
  • The Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)
  • Russell and the Totally Oral podcast
Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy
    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist
Direct download: VD_ep_9_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

You know what sucks?  Well lots of things I guess, but in dentistry one of the many things that sucks is when you put in a 2nd molar crown or MO filling only to see it on recall and the patient is complaining they are packing food around it.   Why does this happen?   

You know what sucks worse?  When you re-do said restoration for free only to see it happen AGAIN.

Why does this happen?

What can you do about it?

Kevin offers some solutions orthodontically.

Zach gives some bad advice out of frustration for incidents where this has happened to him. “Splint early and splint often”.

Has this happened to you? What did you do about it? Did it work?

There is also a thread on this topic that recently came up in the Very Clinical Facebook Page.  Check it out.

A big thank you to Dr. Rod Kurthy! None of this conversation would be possible without the work of Rod, who updated his concept “Walking Forward” in 2019.

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy!
  • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent.
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova.
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!
Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_9_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Chris Ramsey and Dr. Rob Ritter join Alan to talk about what it takes to have a successful dental partnership and the amazing course they've designed to show you execute the kind of dentistry that you want to do from consult to finished case! Some of the topics they discussed were:
  • When do you renovate your office and what kind of dental office decor stays "timeless."
  • "The Protocol" is a course that Ritter and Ramsey designed to show people HOW they execute the broader concepts that you might learn from Spear, Kois or Pankey.
    • A complete workflow from consult to finished case
  • The benefits of small group learning in combination with hands on.
  • Dental partnerships are notoriously bad!
  • How Ritter found Ramsey
  • The mechanics of a long term dental partnership
  • "You can't have two kings in the castle" is the WRONG way to look at things.
  • You work for the partnership and the partnership is bigger than any one person.
  • The solution: lose the ego
  • The upside of a functional partnership
  • Choose business partners wisely!
    • understand personalities
    • understand philosophies
  • Treat the associate LIKE A PARTNER!
  • Learn to compromise! Learn to understand when you're wrong.
  • If you don't know, just say that you don't know.
  • Would you rather be right of happy?
  • The months for "The Protocol" 2022: February, May, August and November.
Some links from the show:
Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love!
 
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy!
  • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent.
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova.
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!
Direct download: GF_ep_8_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this riveting episode, each of the Very Clinical guys discusses their methods for doing basic extractions.

Highlights today include:

  • Mac and Kevin are talented at extractions and do it all
  • Zach's not a huge fan of extractions, can the guys give him some tips to up his game?
  • The gang each share how they'd take out a tooth #19 from start to finish
  • Opioids?  Are we part of the solution or contributing to the problem?

Products or techniques discussed by each hack:

Kevin

Double block with Septocaine

#23 Forceps

PGA Sutures

Dr. Pimple Popper

Mac

Block with Lido, Septo infiltration

301T Elevator

A. Titan forcep

Benacel

600 mg of Ibuprofen + 1 Extra Strength Tylenol = great pain relief

PTFE Suture

Make the Root Smaller or the Hole Bigger

Zach

Proximators

Learning Minor Oral Surgery

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group The Very Clinical Facebook Group

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_Redux_on_extractions-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Zach and Kevin talk about how they use nitrous oxide in their practices! 

Highlights include:

  • Go Chiefs!
  • We pimp Voices Of Dentistry
  • We discuss treating nitrous oxide in the dental office
  • Zach is pro
  • Kevin con
  • Zach has his office plumbed
  • Kevin recommends this class for oral sedation
  • Both agree nitrous oxide is good for same day dentistry
  • Zach explains his protocol
  • Kevin discusses hair care tips
  • Mac Jones word count …zero

    Do me a favor...invite a friend or colleague to become a listener to the Very Dental podcast. Better yet, show them how to download a podcast on their phone! Also, go join the Very Dental Facebook group using password: Timmerman!

    Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

    • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
    • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
    • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
    • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: Very_Clinical_redux_on_Nitrous-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

As a dentist, do you compare the experience you've had with the medical establishment to the experience you try and offer in your own office?

Recently, Al had a medical experience that he couldn't help but compare to his dental office. It's interesting, kind of funny and a little sad to compare but definitely worth the thought exercise!

Do me a favor...invite a friend or colleague to become a listener to the Very Dental podcast. Better yet, show them how to download a podcast on their phone! Also, go join the Very Dental Facebook group using password: Timmerman!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta

 

Direct download: Shorts_7_Been_Here_for_an_Hour_and_a_Half_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

By popular demand, we have Colin Lathrop back this week to discuss doing big case dentistry in composite.

Highlights include:

- What kind of patients are good candidates for a composite rehab?

- How do you do a composite rehab in a digital era?

- How can you make the process not suck?

- What are the benefits of a composite rehab?

- What materials and equipment does Colin use to make it all happen?

- How does Colin price these types of cases?

- How are these cases holding up?

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Clinical Hacks

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

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

Dr. Alan Mead of the Very Dental podcast was gracious enough to join us again this week.

And we start off with old school internet videos:

Bonus:   He got a web redemption!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we got into some hot caries removal talk.

  • What burs do you use?
  • To Dye, or not to Dye?
  • Do you leave any caries?  Why or why not?

Caries removal is a divisive topic.. did we get it right?  wrong?   Let us know in the

Very Clinical Facebook Page!

Do us a favor...invite a friend or colleague to become a listener to the Very Dental podcast. Better yet, show them how to download a podcast on their phone! Also, go join the Very Dental Facebook group using password: Timmerman!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta

 

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_redux_caries_removal-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Have you ever heard of "Getting Things Done?" It was a book/system to help people be more productive. Al was affected by this back in the blogging days (the late oughts) and found an interesting practitioner by the name of Merlin Mann. Merlin's blog "43 Folders" was on my reading list for years between 2008-2012 or so. He's an interesting thinker and he coined a phrase that stuck with me. That phrase was "ubiquitous capture."

Today's episode is about how I've tried to incorporate the concept into dentistry. 

Do me a favor...invite a friend or colleague to become a listener to the Very Dental podcast. Better yet, show them how to download a podcast on their phone! Also, go join the Very Dental Facebook group using password: Timmerman!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: Shorts_6_Ubiquitous_Capture-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Very Clinical gang is back together and we're talking about one of the least favorite part of our jobs, numbing people up.

Highlights this week include:

  • What kind of syringes, needles do we use?
  • What brands of anesthetic do we carry?
  • Topical?
  • How do we numb maxillary teeth?   How does it change for operative vs. endo vs. surgery?
  • How do we numb mandibular teeth?  Differences between anterior and posterior?
  • How do we troubleshoot a difficult to numb tooth?
  • Septocaine for blocks, do we do it?
  • Buffering?  Is it needed?
  • Why does Zach suck so much with anesthetic and what can he do about it?

If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group!

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_redux_7.16.2021-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Very Dental guys discuss regular ass magnification. Mac tries to be coy with his 3.5X loupes... THEN mid-episode has a reveal you won't want to miss.  Kevin one ups everyone with his level of magnification, but mainly because his eyes suck big time. Zach has the most pathetic journey of magnification you could imagine, but admittedly he's on a pathway towards redemption. Does your team magnify?  Do you magnify at home like we do? How about headlights?

Tell us more about how you magnify at the office and get on there to make fun of Zach and his overseas cheap loupes on the Very Dental Facebook Group.

Direct download: July_14_2021.mp3
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The gang is back together and we're talking about how we deal with failures.

- What is each of our most epic fails?

- How has failure shaped the way we practice?

- We run through some failure scenarios:

- failure to diagnose

- restoration fails too quickly

- procedural error

- poor experience perceived by the patient

- How do we deal with failure emotionally?

Mac Jones word count:  We actually let him talk quite a bit!

If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Very Clinical

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: Very_Clinical_redux_on_failures-auphonic_01.mp3
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This is a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE!

There is nothing wrong with your podcast app. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image; make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your podcast app. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the Clinical Hacks Podcast

Special thanks to Josh and Lance

Oh yeah, we discuss crown preps too. Enjoy!

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_Redux_Clinical_Interferences-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Clinical Hacks Get White

Highlights include:

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_get_white_redux_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This week the gang gave Zach the week off and replaced him with someone with an amazing laugh, Dr. Aly Sergie.

The topic this week was hydrogen peroxide in Dentistry. Listen as Aly gets all bubbly with enthusiasm over his favorite chemical of all time.

Highlights include:

-Zach is lost and the FBI is searching for him

– Aly laughing

Mac Jones word count:  47.5

 If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Clinical Hacks

We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it’s a great place to post a clinical topic, you don’t even have to post a photo!

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_redux_Aly_Sergie_peroxide_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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What is a "lot of money" to you? Maybe a better question...what amount of money would you spend without thinking much about it? 

Al discusses some interesting concepts about how we think about money, and maybe more importantly how our patients do. Also, what have dental benefits done to change this concept in our patient population?

Do me a favor...invite a friend or colleague to become a listener to the Very Dental podcast. Better yet, show them how to download a podcast on their phone! Also, go join the Very Dental Facebook group using password: Timmerman!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: Shorts_5.mp3
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We open with a full 11 minutes on baseball so if you just want the dental chat, start the podcast a few minutes in.  

This week we have a short chat on terminal dentition.

What is terminal dentition?  How hard is it to make that call?

Is it harder to make that call when you’ve seen the patient for 10+ years then a new patient?

When do you quit restoring?

What clinical criteria vs. patients health vs. financial considerations go into the decision?

How is your comfort level with dentures, extractions, pre-prosthetic surgery, etc?  Does that factor into your personal choice of whether to recommend dentures vs restorations.

Please join the Very Clinical Facebook group to discuss this episode and much much more!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_8_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan had the distinct honor to moderate a round table with four of Spear Education's visionaries! He was joined by Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Jeff Rouse, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani and Dr. Bob Winter to discuss a wide variety of topics! They started off with "how did you get into dentistry" and it went all over the place from there! This is one you don't want to miss!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Online

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: GF_ep_7_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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It seems like a lot of very dental people would like to get out of dentistry. Al takes a highly unscientific look at this phenomena and what is behind it and follows it up with a few bold suggestions. 

Keep your eyes open on the feed for a new show on the Very Dental podcast network called "We Are All Broken" where we'll delve into some of the issues that dental people deal with and how we can make those issues better!

Some links from the show:

The Peaceful Practice podcast

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com/verydental!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: Shorts_4_We_Are_All_Broken_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Al invites all Very Dental people to attend his study club! The Fall meeting of the Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics (aka: The Vedder Society) is meeting this September 24-26 at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI! It will feature the one and only Dr. David Hornbrook speaking on "Cements and Ceramics 2021." It's 13 hours of CE for $300 in an autumn paradise. Very Dental people will enjoy fantastic CE, food, recreation and most importantly camaraderie! Go check it out at www.veddersociety.com or fill out the registration here.

Some links from the show:

 

Direct download: Shorts_3_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Zach and Kevin get stood up!

Zach and Kevin discuss core build up techniques

We discuss the difference between space fillers and true build ups

Kevin discusses his reverse build up for Cerec

We marvel at certain Florida dentists amazing core build up technique and protocol

Please join our Facebook page!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_7_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by Dr. Gina Dorfman and Zak Allmand to talk about dentists with side gigs! 

Gina created YAPI which allows dentists to be paperless, allows offices to communicate within the offices as well as with patients (texting, reminders, etc.), get patient reviews as well as online appointments! YAPI does everything you wish you practice management software would do!

Zak started Apex Payment Solutions, a company that helps dentists take credit card payments. According to Zak, most credit card payment companies are "shady af." Apex helps dentists get better deals on taking payments! 

The conversation was really interesting because we dove into side gigs for dentists:

  • A great dental side gig comes from solving a problem that dentists are having (paperless solutions, credit card payment rip offs, no podcast that I wanted to listen to)
  • Zak is a Viking, hates the dental tax
  • The side gig is often "the next adventure"
  • Idea people need help executing their ideas
  • Side gigs are often not tied to a specific place, unlike practicing dentistry
  • Abundance = not caring what the patient does after you've explained the options
  • The dream isn't always to build something big enough to sell out. We'll always need the next adventure.
  • Should new dentists be looking for side gigs? (spoiler: no)

You should join the Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)! Great conversations and way less dumpster fires!

Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com!
  • The Very Dental Podcast network is supported by Crazy Dental! Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! If Crazy Dental doesn't have it, you probably don't need it! Plus, you can use the coupon code "VDP10" to get another 10% off their already amazing prices and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at www.crazydentalprices.com!
  • Very Dental is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at https://bit.ly/3cSvfta
Direct download: GF_ep_6_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by his friend Dr. Brett Kessler to have a VERY frank talk about how people make changes in their lives. Both of them are in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol which gives them an interesting perspective on how people make behavior changes in their life. Some of the topics we discuss are:

  • The "time machine" game and how our past experiences are formative
  • How do recovering people deal with social situations where people are drinking?
  • Dentists suffered during COVID because so much was out of their control
  • How do people make positive changes in their behavior?
  • Running sucks
  • Counting streaks
  • Results don't come fast enough to drive early motivation...so how do we maintain motivation?
  • Did fear of COVID change Al's behavior?
  • How much dental disease is preventable by behavior change (home care, diet, smoking, etc.)?
  • Is behavior change a simple matter of education? (spoiler: hell no!)
  • Consequences can drive behavior change. But they don't always.

You should join the Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)! Great conversations and way less dumpster fires!

  • The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at wonderistagency.com!
  • Very Dental is also brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at microcopydental.com!
Direct download: ep_8_auphonic_01.mp3
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Hey hey hey! Dr. Mac Jones joins the Very Clinical crew

  • The Very Clinical guys talk about board horror stories
  • Mac weighs in on getting contacts with Bulk EZ
  • Make sure you're reducing enough on crown and bridge preps
  • How do prep for retention
  • How to grab crown prep length
  • Plunger cusps...reduce them
  • Learn how to recontour teeth
  • READ THE DIRECTIONS of your materials
  • Understand your bonding agents
  • Simple isn't always the best
  • Access extracted teeth, understand endo access anatomy
  • Use an orifice opener
  • Reduce the occlusal in endo if you can
  • Section teeth in extractions...take out roots, not teeth
  • Proximators
  • Proximators + mallet
  • Look in to bone grafting even if you aren't placing implants
  • Instagram results...often "same day." Recalls are everything.
  • Don't be the first person to do something. Don't be the last person, either. 

Be sure to check out the Very Clinical Facebook Group

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_6_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by a round table of dentists who want to talk about dental school and what it did to them. Dr. Russell Schafer graduated from LSU in 2013, Dr. Sarah Meyer graduated from Creighton in 2011 and Dr. Maggie Saludis graduated from University of Maryland in 2018! Each of them brings their own trauma/hilarity to the conversation! Some of the topics we covered are:

  • instructor hazing
  • classmates being removed
  • operative practicals
  • casting gold
  • pediatric dentistry term papers and marathons
  • taking (and failing) boards
  • the ethical ramifications of boards
  • using your brother as a boards patient

Got your own dental school horror stories? Join the Very Dental Facebook group (use password: Timmerman) and freak us all out there! 

Direct download: GF_ep_5_final.mp3
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Everyone loves the Jason Smithson-esque class IV composite done with a gorgeous wax up and beautifully layered composites placed with precision using a polyvinyl stent. These "double half caff mochaccinos with a twist and extra sprinkles can be found all over Instagram and Facebook groups. They're awesome and everyone should learn to do them.

But quite often a case lands in your schedule that doesn't allow you to do the prep work for this. Sometimes you have to settle for a vanilla latte. And vanilla lattes can be delicious!

Al gives you his recipe for a consistent and satisfying "vanilla latte" class IV that can make you and your patient happy with a quick and simple appointment!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: Shorts_2_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Today's episode is part 2 of the interview of Al by Dr. Melissa Zettler! We go all over the place in this one with topics including:

  • How to lose weight during a pandemic
  • Fitness as a middle aged person
  • The one thing that Al needs for dentistry: light and magnification (that's two things)
  • Melissa wants all the information about Al's farm. How many ducks are enough?
  • Gracie the rescue lab
  • How has work been affected by having kids?
Direct download: VDP_ep_7_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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We start off talking about summer vacations!  Summer is here and we’re excited, and summer plans seem real this year!

As new dentists begin to graduate this year, we reminisce on our own beginnings in dentistry, failures we made and things we’d tell ourselves if we had a time machine.

Topics include:

Anesthesia

  • Don’t be stingy on how much you give
  • Have a skull to review anatomy when you get into slumps
  • When you are slower, give more anesthesia for duration of anesthesia
  • Have a youtube video of a block saved and ready to review
  • Cold test prior to prepping

Preps:

  • Cavity Prep are you being too conservative?   The answer is probably yes
  • Is your class ii box too small?   Probably
  • Bevel big for class V’s
  • Small class IV chips can be a big problem for you without over-engineering it.

Lots of good pro-tips this week for the younger dentist.

Check out the Very Clinical Facebook group for more on these topics, and so much more.

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_5_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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They say that turnabout is fair play, so in that spirit Dr. Melissa Zettler interviewed your host and benevolent leader, Al! 

A few topics covered in this first episode:

  • How did the podcast start? Why podcasting?
  • The heady early days of podcasting
  • What was it like to "grow up" in a dental office?
  • Al had orthodontics. A lot of orthodontics.
  • How did dad's influence affect the way Al practices now?
  • How did the "dentist's kid" lifestyle affect Al's career choices?
  • The Zoology family!
  • Working/owning a horse farm
  • Al's creative space is in headphones

Some links from the show: 

The Very Dental Facebook group

Direct download: VDP_ep_6_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Welcome to the first episode of "Very Dental Shorts!" All of the goodness of the Very Dental podcast now in "Fun Size!"

A lot of what we use in dentistry is expensive. Some of this stuff costs a bunch of money and sometimes we try and cut corners. Al offers three "expensive" items that he uses every day that are worth the money and he wouldn't live without!

Why buy the "expensive" one? They're noticeably better than any other product I've tried.

Purchase Zirc Crystal HD mirrors and the Septodont Paroject at Crazy Dental and you'll get the best price I've found on them anywhere. Use coupon code VDP10 and you'll get 10% off of that!

Buy an Enova Qubit Cool or PLT 100a using this link: for a 18% discount (or 20% discount with loupes and a light!)

Direct download: Shorts_1_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Kevin and Zach are joined by Dr. Matt Hudzinski, a newly graduated dentist! 

First, they spend some quality time doing national board questions (giant fail).

Then, Zach and Kevin both recount their dental school experiences.

Dental school in the social media/Youtube era

Dental school in the time of COVID. (4th year was clinical work ONLY!)

And what about the debt. (Oh yes...the debt).

The boys finish up with a rousing game of "how many requirements" and Matt did pretty darn well!

Go join the Very Clinical Podcast Facebook group!

 

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_4_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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A solo episode featuring your benevolent leader doing some podcast housekeeping as well as talking about a variety of dental topics!

  • The Very Dental Facebook group has amazing potential to create a tribe of like minded people! Join it with password: "Timmerman" and see what's happening in the Very Dental community!
  • Social media is a garbage fire, but there are some diamonds hiding in the rubbish
  • How are guests for the show chosen and why I take my "curating" job seriously
  • The monetization talk: ads vs. Patreon...weigh in!
  • Learning to love removable
  • Why I didn't do consults before and why I'm doing them often now
  • The Vedder Society invitation: September 24-26th, come see Dr. David Hornbrook with Al!

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Facebook group

Freddie Mercury goofing around during "One Vision"

GC ISO Functional Compound

Lang Denture Duplicator

Ministar from Great Lakes Orthodontics

The Francis B. Vedder Society

Direct download: Dent_Al_1_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Sara Rosen joins Alan to talk about dental school, the new grad experience and what it's like to be a part of the "COVID class." 

Dr. Sara Rosen recently graduated from the Touro College of Dental Medicine in New York. They discussed all kinds of things including dental school, residencies, boards, clinical competency and being a student in the COVID era! Also, Alan offered some of the wisdom from members of the Very Dental Facebook group to new graduates and dental students! 

The conversation:

  • Sara attended the Touro College of Dental Medicine which is BRAND NEW!
  • New York licensing and residencies
  • Why choose a residency?
  • New dental schools and adding bagels...the problems that new schools have to address
  • How did the dental school handle COVID?
  • Transitioning from dental school to "post dental school"
  • How is Dr. Rosen thinking about dental school debt? Did she understand the debt she would be facing?
  • The Very Dental Facebook group offers amazing advice! If you'd like to see the advice offered you need to join the group! Click through and use password "Timmerman" to get in! 

Some links from the show:

Touro College of Dental Medicine

Ergofitlife Facebook group (Katrina Klein!)

Sara's Instagram

 

Direct download: VD_ep_5_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Very Clinical Podcast welcomes Dr. Ash Mark of All Things Dentistry fame is back with us to discuss all things Canadian, all things endo, and all sorts of other things.

We kick off by discussing our favorite Canadian acting legends.

Then into a rousing discussion about MB2 and cone beam for endo.

If you’re on Dentaltown Ash recommends Hank’s Guide to the MB2 as a definitive topic thread on MB2.

Ash has 4 different videos on all aspects of MB2, all shot through a scope.  Kind of a visual expansion of that thread.

Kevin enjoys watching MB2 videos on Christmas morning while his wife is in the shower.  Let that sink in for a moment.  #nerdalert

There’s European endodontist named John Rhodes - do a youtube search for him, he also produces some great content on endo and specifically MB2.

Ash starts getting into anesthetic chemistry - our minds are blown.  Get out your OrGo chem book, or don’t.  You do you.

Ash gives a pro tip for PDL anesthesia - 30 gauge super short needles.

Thanks for listening.  Ash is in the Very Clinical Facebook Page and you should be as well!

Direct download: Very_Clinical_ep_3_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan is joined by three amazing guests to discuss hiring and how COVID has changed everything when it comes to being an employer! 

The guests:

  • Dr. Matt Standridge is a clinician, educator and podcaster who’s been on the podcast a whole bunch of times and has had some pretty serious hiring and staffing issues over the last year!
  • Sandy Pardue is the founder of Classic Practice Resources. She’s an absolute wizard with office systems and should be the first person you think of for consulting and team training. Sandy is also a podcaster and has been on the show a bunch of times, too!
  • Paul Edwards is the founder of CEDR Solutions. You need employee handbooks and CEDR Solutions is who you should get them from. Also...CEDR Solutions is basically an all in one HR solution for dental offices. 

The conversation:

  • Matt turned over almost his ENTIRE TEAM in the last year! (Oof)
  • Are people "getting paid to stay home?"
  • The hiring situation was getting tough before COVID!
  • Child care, home schooling and family situations have really affected dental hiring
  • How has politics affected people and their work situation?
  • State by state unemployment changes
  • This hiring situation is unprecedented!
  • ALWAYS BE HIRING! 
  • Work on your hiring skills and culture!
  • Don't poach, but always be receptive
  • Sign on bonuses?
  • Generational differences in hiring moving forward
  • Sandy presented at a meeting! It's weird, but it's happening!
  • Voices of Dentistry coming January 21-22, 2022!
  • Last words from Paul: work on your hiring skills
  • Last words from Sandy: hire fast, fire fast
  • Last words from Matt: record a "video explanation" for positions that you're hiring for to screen potential candidates!

Links from the show:

Classic Practice Resources

CEDR Solutions

The Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)

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Dr. Mark Whitefield joins Alan for a rousing discussion of how implants can change everything for the general dentist. Mark is a fourth generation dentist from Nashville who admits to being obsessed with dental implants!

  • Mark talks about being accredited in both the AACD and AAID and how that's made him a better dentist.
  • Mark graduated in the mid 90's during the big cosmetic boom but switched his focus to dental implants in the early 2000's.
  • What I noticed about Mark is that his mindset is that dental implants can be for anyone. Not just high end/wealthy patients.
  • Mark hates removable! He tries to get edentulous patients back to TRUE FIXED! (particularly in the mandible)
  • Cost effective fixed implant restorations are within reach! 
  • What keeps dentists from getting into implants?
  • Keeping implants in house
  • Can a person who fears surgery become a surgeon?
  • Young dentists aren't afraid of anything and they have a ton of debt!
  • Removing barriers to implant treatment
  • Mark explains that dental benefits actually cover a lot of implant services
  • The solution for implant education is mentorship!

Some links from the show:

Mark's practice

Mark's implant marketing service, Implant Evolution

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We welcome Dr. Ash Mark of of All Things Dentistry Youtube page fame!

Ash showered!

He’s in Canada!

Ash has almost as many views on his Youtube channel as Kim Kardashian

We talk Canadian rock bands

Ash makes some really long videos but lately they are on calcified canals

Endo tips!

  1. Diagnosis
  2. PA and BW
  3. CBCT
  4. The 6mm rule
  5. Magnification!
  6. Munce burs
  7. We discuss table top root canals
  8. We discuss separated files

We discuss Gentle Wave

Join our Very Clinical  Facebook group!

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Al is joined by long time listener favorites Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Melissa Zettler for a talk about regrets. Between the three of them they've had 72+ years of experiences of dentists and practice owners. Al asks the question: what do you wish you had done better? What regrets do you have? And man did this Group Function come through! 

  • Start saving EARLY! (no, even earlier)
  • Avoid buying stuff on payments
  • Use your student loan money wisely
  • Buy used cars
  • Not letting employees go sooner
  • Take more time off...being away from the office is NOT the same as "losing money." Not even close.
  • Take CE, but don't be in a rush.
  • Choose CE early that can pay off over a longer career.
  • Get to a point where you don't care if the patient follows through with care.
  • Lay the patient back far enough. The patient is only there for an hour. You're there ever day.
  • Orthodontics is a great choice for a lot more patients than dental school ever taught you.
  • Make connections with honest colleagues...find people to give honest feedback

Go join the Very Dental Facebook group (use password: Timmerman) to talk with the group about this episode or anything else! You can email Al at simplebutnoteasy@gmail.com!

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Al is joined by his best friend from dental school, Dr. Bart Schultz. Their main conversation focuses on getting the most out of continuing education. Their wide ranging conversation covered a LOT of topics:

  • Why you should be doing more consults? What does a consult do for you?
  • Getting reps
  • Why "my practice isn't like that..." is a cop out
  • The "surgically comfortable" mindset (some people are just plain less scared to try new stuff)
  • Getting reps and keeping reps up
  • Learning that you DON'T want to something is still useful information
  • Note co-op from dental school
  • 16 finals in 2 days and mixing zinc phosphate
  • Context and why dental school doesn't work
  • Dentists and interpersonal skills
  • How to take away the right stuff from CE
  • CE as an investment...take CE early = get more from your investment

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Practice Solutions

Dental Online Training

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Al is joined by Dr. Darin Dichter and Dr. Doug Benting, the instructors of a course Al took at Spear Education in Scottsdale last week! Some of the topics they discussed:

  • Why doesn’t one size fit all for someone who loses all of their teeth?
  • Why should dentures be the basis for all cosmetic dentistry? Why is removable the red-headed stepchild of dentistry?
  • How can you start planning for a “terminal dentition” earlier to make a transition to edentulous easier and more predictable.
  • Losing teeth is a grieving process!
  • Informed consent and practicing “slow dentistry”
  • Do you hate dentures because you’ve bought into the “short cuts?”
  • All-on-4 is appropriate for some cases. Not all. Pay in dollars or pay in bone?
  • Can a patient give informed consent for bone removal like All-in-4? They’ll NEVER get that bone back!
  • Let’s talk about “terminal” dentition!
  • Some teeth are hopeless, but not useless
  • What has Spear done to keep people safe and comfortable in the COVID era

Some links from the show:

 Restoring the Edentulous Arch

Spear Online

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Al sat down with Dr. Jeff Rouse during a recent trip to Scottsdale! Jeff was teaching "Airway Prosthodontics" concurrently with the course that Al was taking and they had a chance to catch up an all things airway!

  • Jeff's first job might surprise you!
  • How COVID (temporarily) killed in person CE and what the folks at Spear learned from it
  • How Frank Spear changed Airway Prosthodontics for Jeff
  • Why the best airway team members have a personal connection to airway problems
  • "Airway Aware" and "Airway Directed"
  • When a grinding appliance is actually an airway appliance?
  • Are airway problems a modern phenomenon?
  • Who are the best people in the world according to Al?

Some links from the show:

Airway Prosthodontics

Spear Online

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Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Tammy Bailey join Alan for the "maiden voyage" of the Group Function podcast! We talk about a topic that most Very Dental people can relate to...change! Some highlights:

  • Passive-aggressive ADA talk
  • Hiring in the time of COVID.
  • Procrastination and how to lean into change
  • Askholes and asking the perspective of others
  • Going with your gut
  • Change vs. "zooming"

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Facebook group

Al's email

"Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway" by Susan Jeffers

"Survival is not Enough: Zooming, Evolution and the Future of your Company" by Seth Godin

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The first episode of the new podcast (The Very Dental podcast) starts the same way that the old podcast did! With Dr. Lance Timmerman! 

Lance once again graces us with his presence for Al to explain where the podcast is heading.

The two of them hop in a time machine to the day after the graduated from dental school to offer their past selves some ideas that might make their lives a bit easier. Some highlights:

  • try a lot of different ways of practice
  • get reps
  • you don't have to do everything if you don't want to
  • It's hard to dabble in specialty procedures...so be careful before jumping in
  • Magnficiation...just do it
  • You probably can't afford the stuff you think you deserve yet

Some links from the show: 

the Very Dental Facebook Group

Al’s email address

Denovo bands

The Very Dental Recommendation Engine: 

Lance: Viscostat, Viscostat Clear, Dryz

Al: Invincible on Amazon Prime

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We open up the podcast with a fitting tribute to DMX (maybe only marginally fitting). As an aside Zach would also like to use this space since we won't talk about it on the podcast to also give a tribute to the passing of Shock G from Digital Underground, as the Sex Packets album was his first "Parental Advisory" cassette as a youth.

After a cringe-worthy DMX vs. Shakespeare discussion we immediately get into our clinical topic: Routines

How do you settle on the way you do a procedure?   I suspect 10 different dentists would do the same procedure 10 different ways... why?  And how do you decide on what you do?

Well that's what we talk about. Crowns, operative..and much much more.

3 dentists, 3 completely different systems. Fully digital, semi-digital, analog. There's room for everyone.

Thanks for listening and we'll see you next week.

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The Dental Hacks Podcast is being rebooted to become the "Very Dental Podcast Network!" Your host and benevolent leader Dr. Alan Mead explains the changes to come and what to expect from your favorite dental podcast feed!

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Facebook Group (password: Timmerman)

Al on Facebook

Al's email

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DocTalk Dental Podcast - DocTalk Dental: Interview with Dr. Herbranson and Dr. KhademiIn this Encore Edition of the Dental Hacks Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson join Alan to talk about the state of endodontics, conserving dentin and how we know what we know.

I got to know Dr. John Khademi in the mid-2000's from Dental Town. I was introduced to Dr. Eric Herbranson in 2011 at the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry where he talked about the 3D Tooth Atlas he had created. Both are influential endodontists who have controversial ideas about how we've been treating teeth over the years.

Today's episode features a journey from patient based outcomes to case selection, access openings to how we know what we know. There's a fair amount of hero worship here I've been a huge fan of these guys for quite some time. And a bonus...the one and only Dr. David Clark of Bioclear sits down at the end and talks endo!

If you like endo (or even if you don't), this interview will change the way you look at saving teeth!

Links from the show:

The only way you can really learn the Bioclear method is directly from the source at the Bioclear Learning Centers! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/learningcenter

Have you tried Cosmedent's Renamel Nano Plus yet? Improved handling, improved color and improved polishability make this a no brainer to have in your armamentarium! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

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Last year during the COVID shut down, it was requested that I read some bedtime stories. This is an encore of that episode.

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We welcome back Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz of DentistryIQ.com fame!

We talk cats!

We talk glass ionomer!

Glass ionomers have come a long way!

Curing light or auto polymerize?

Resin modified glass ionomers requires a light.

Pure glass ionomer is a restoration with benefits.

We talk about the oral environment and wash out!

We talk about clinical situations to use GI

We talk about GI as a build up material.

We talk about shades.

Kevin is a hater.

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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An Encore episode of the Dental Hacks Shorts featuring the one and only Dr. Kevin Fryer! We recorded this gem at VoD 2020 and it holds up! 

The Voices of Dentistry is a great dental meeting, but it's also a great chance to get together with your internet friends! Dr. Kevin Fryer (just call him Kevin) joined Alan before the meeting kicked off to talk about a bunch of fun stuff:

  • What's the story with being called "Doctor"
  • Yea or nay on keyboards in rock music
  • Patients that "fly in to see me"
  • Materials expiration dates
  • Pinewood Derby

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have been making Damn Good Burs for more than 50 years! You need to give their single patient use burs a try! You need to request a free sample of their damn good NeoDiamond 1116.8C. It's a work horse round end taper coarse bur for crown preps and operative. It's a terrific bur by any standard, but the fact that it's single patient use means there's no risk of cross contamination and you always get a great cutting, brand-new-out-of-the-package bur. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/damngoodburs! Let Microcopy's experience change the way you see dentistry with their damn good burs!

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Dr. Mike Skramstad and Dr. Meena Barsoum are part of the team at CEREC Doctors and they sat down to talk with Jason and Al! We talk about the history of CEREC and education in the chariside CAD/CAM world. This history is very interesting and the future is even more so! Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Is German a harder language to learn than Spanish?
  • Does Rich Rosenblatt thing Meena is the worst student he's ever had?
  • How many CEREC mills do they actually have at CEREC Doctors (spoiler alert: it's 36!)
  • What's the sweet spot for length of video?
  • When did the hands on courses switch to Primescan?
  • Is now the very best time to be a CEREC dentist?
  • What's the future of CEREC software? Will it ever be separate from the hardware?
  • Will milling outside of the CEREC ecosystem always be for experts?
  • Implant workflows in the CEREC system (milling custom healing abutments anyone?)
  • How has seeing CEREC failures helped with preparation styles?
  • What is a "ghost contact?"
  • How much are user concerns/suggestions taken into account for software/hardware upgrades?
  • Edentulous arches with CEREC Primescan and digital dentures
  • Is CEREC Doctors an international phenomenon?
  • Accept vs. Exceed vs. Level 2
  • The different classes you can take at CEREC Doctors

Some links from the show:

Dentotemp

Mango Voice

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Go Hack Yourself

Jason: IGTV

Alan: Enova Illumination

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

 

 

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"You get the rough with the smooth."

--Dr. Jason Smithson on having a specialty

Alan and Jason continue their conversation about specialization. This episode is where we get to the good stuff where we really dig into the pros and cons of specialization and how generalists that long to be known for a particular kind of work might have it wrong! Jason debunks some of Alan's preconceived notions about how having a referral base makes a patient choosing treatment almost automatic. And Alan is mildly crushed.

Also we discuss the excruciating problem of having a 20+ year old practice/patient base and the ups and downs of having a "history" with people. Finally, we open the door to a potential next podcast to talk about an ideal way to do group practice.

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This is a really good one. Don't miss a minute!

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We welcome Dr.  Pamela Maragliano-Muniz of DentistryIQ.com fame!

Pam tells her origin story. We talk about yoga!

We talk about preventive dentistry specifically silver diamine fluoride (SDF)

First we talk about SDF as a desensitizer.

We then talk about using SDF as a caries arresting agent.

We talk about using SDF with a glass ionomer base.

We get interrupted by a cat!

Kevin remains a skeptic!

Have a bottle in every room!

Delegate!

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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Dr. Michael Gunson is an oral surgeon who does just one thing. Orthognathic surgery. He joins Jason and Alan to talk about his understanding or the TM joint, occlusion and how that's changed over the years. Some of our topics include:

  • Treating the TMJ is complicated. No two joints are the same. No two patients are the same.
  • What is temporomandibular dysfunction?
  • Does the literature measure what we think it's measuring?
  • How is treating TMJ troubles like understanding schizophrenia?
  • How does communication, listening and empathy relate to treating pain and dysfunction patients?
  • Nose breathing and pattern recognition
  • Pathology isn't in the thing, the pathology is in the relationships of the things
  • Adaptation and asking the wrong question
  • Hormone imbalances and classic presentations of TM dysfunction/facial development
  • The checklist gets longer and longer (like a CVS receipt)
  • What is interdisciplinary treatment?
  • Where do dentists fit in facial esthetics?
  • Mike will be teaching in a new, updated interdisciplinary treatment planning course from Spear Educastion with rock stars like Dr. Rebecca Bockow, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jim Janakievski!
  • What's the best way to create an interdisciplinary team?

Some links from the show:

Sternal Rub

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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Cosmedent's Mirror Image is a provisional material that does EVERYTHING. Fast setting times, margins are crisp and easy to trim and it polishes like a dream! Available in a wide variety of shades and two different sizes: dispensing gun and syringe! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage! If you try it you'll love it!

Crystal HD Mirrors are the brightest view in dentistry! They're amazingly bright and if you try them, you'll never go back! And now Zirc is giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/CrystalHD!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Crown, The Invisalign GP Meeting, The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

Alan: The Mandalorian, Disney+

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

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The patient is choosing a treatment compromise...so how do you make sure that THEY own the compromise? Alan discusses these tricky situations that every dentist runs into and it's worth thinking through how you discuss and educate patients about it! 

If the podcast means anything to you, Alan could use a little shot in the arm. Email him at alan@meadfamilydental.com to let him know you're listening!

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Jason "Jlips" Lipscomb is back this week as promised and he knows things about the internet that you don't.

We start off by talking about concerts and discover that Jason and Kevin have tasteful broad ranges of musical interests that are compelling and rich.   Meanwhile, Zach is excited about his hair band concert and reminisces about a Kid Rock/Tenacious D concert from the early part of the century.

If you are a Spear Online education member, Jason has his courses up now!

On to the not-so-clinical topic of the week - Jason is back to talk about your website - highlights include:

  • Do you have to be on Word Press?
  • How do you choose a theme?
  • Who's your ideal customer?
  • What do you own?  Super important.
  • Can you update it yourself?  Is that important?
  • NextDoor app
  • How important is your website vs socials and ancillary apps?
  • Take pictures, do stuff!   Video stuff.   Quantity can trump quality in some cases

Thanks for listening and if you aren't in the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page, why the heck not?  It's free!

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Alan has some post-spring-break thoughts regarding the freedom to travel and personal fitness. He's a thoughtful one, that guy. 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

 

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Jason and Alan sat down to talk with Dr. Darin Dichter from Spear Education. They were taking the 3-day Occlusion Workshop and Darin was one of the instructors. This wide ranging discussion is spectacular and covers:

  • Occlusion philosophies
  • Dental School
  • Continuing education and the struggle to implement ("getting reps")
  • Student loan debt
  • Not all dentists are clinicians!
  • Critical thinking and understanding the literature
  • Being a nontraditional student and perspective outside of school
  • What is a terminal dentition, when do you know how to treat it and what's the "Treating the Terminal Dentition" course all about?

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry



Dental Hacks Deals!:

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Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 31,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

If you're done being stressed from the mess, it's time to have an organization conversation! Our friends at Zirc are here to help! Whether you need help with sterilization workflow, efficiency in the operatory or streamlining your storage...Zirc can help! Start YOUR organization conversation at dentalhacks.com/organizationconversation! You won't regret it!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it should be available for Open Dental by the end of Apri! Plus...they're having an amazing sale with NO SET UP COSTS in April 2021! Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Cosmedent's Mirror Image is a provisional material that does EVERYTHING. Fast setting times, margins are crisp and easy to trim and it polishes like a dream! Available in a wide variety of shades and two different sizes: dispensing gun and syringe! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage! If you try it you'll love it!

Crystal HD Mirrors are the brightest view in dentistry! They're amazingly bright and if you try them, you'll never go back! And now Zirc is giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/CrystalHD!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

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The Dental Hacks explore how marketing, product reviews and social media networking/snark can help you become a better consumer whether you're shopping for cookware, dental equipment or continuing education.

Some links from the show:

Restoring the Edentulous Arch (Spear Workshop)

Seasoning the Misen Carbon steel pan (I did this 10+x, bro)

The Dental Hacks Medit Deal!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

 

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JLips comes on down and join the Clinical Hacks for a grand ole time.

We got a little non-clinical this week as Jason's forte is social media and website marketing, so we played to his strengths.

If you are a Spear Online Education subscriber Jason has some courses coming out soon on online marketing.

We started off discussing podcasts we listen to..  a podcast about podcasts!

Jason and Kevin are both Joe Rogan fans.

Zach prefers the sweet sounds of Will Ferrell on the Ron Burgandy podcast and deep dives on movies with the Rewatchables.

 

We started discussing websites initially, but then went into a tangent on Google and Google My Business.   Highlights include:

  • Own your Google My Business page and make sure it is up to date
  • How important is content between social media, google posts, etc
  • Google Reviews:   Kevin comes in with a hot take on reviews that you won't want to miss
  • Jason uses YAPI to get more reviews.
  • Get more reviews on random pages like Yelp, Citysearch, etc.
  • Zach shares a free (shocking) way to get more google reviews.

Come back next week to hear Jason talk more about internet marketing.

 

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Dr. Lance Timmerman joins Alan to talk about dental insurance. Specifically the idea that patients that want to use their dental insurance are wrong to want that. There are a lot of reasons to hate dental insurance as a dentist but you can't hate patients for wanting to use the insurance that their employer bought for them!

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences podcast

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by prosthodontist Dr. Doug Benting to talk about treating the edentulous arch! A lot of dentists have very little experience with dentures and edentulous arches and for this reason, many (most?) dentists don't like dentures! Doug is here to help!

  • Is a high school kid that starts working in a dental lab destined to be a prosthodontist?
  • Is "all on x" all it's cracked up to be?
  • How do you know when someone's dentition is "terminal?"
  • Are we too quick to take teeth out?
  • Dealing with the psychology of people who are probably going to lose their teeth
  • New and interesting ways to treat edentulous arches with implants
  • Keeping teeth even though you know they're eventually going to be lost?
  • What's up with digital dentures? Printing dentures vs. milling
  • Instagram vs. the fundamentals...why learn dentures?

Some links from the show:

Treating the Edentulous Arch at Spear

Dentsply Sirona WaveOne Gold with X-Smart IQ handpiece the and the Gutta Smart System



Dental Hacks Deals!:

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate is at $1000 already! It will get bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 31,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

If you're done being stressed from the mess, it's time to have an organization conversation! Our friends at Zirc are here to help! Whether you need help with sterilization workflow, efficiency in the operatory or streamlining your storage...Zirc can help! Start YOUR organization conversation at dentalhacks.com/organizationconversation! You won't regret it!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Our Friend Dr. Artie Volker is giving a virtual course with Cosmedent! The course is called "Composite Power 101: Foundations" and it promises to be amazing! Artie is an amazing teacher and he's going over the basics of esthetics in his two day virtual course on April 8th and 9th! If you go to dentalhacks.com/compositepower you can sign up for $1500 AND get the entire hands on materials kit for FREE! (that's a savings of $400!). But sign up now because the window to get that kit to you is closing quickly! Artie is amazing and Cosmedent's CE is second to none!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation.

 

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Welcome back to the show Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS

Zach starts off by asking Tarun about some of his Kansas City experiences:

  • Favorite Bar (spoiler alert, one of his choices is Zach's favorite bar)
  • Favorite BBQ Restaurant
  • Favorite casino
  • We settle the debate of Carolina BBQ vs. Kansas City BBQ... FOREVER

Then we get into some hot implant talk:

Dr. Agarwal discusses his 3 step digital clinical workflow for implants and how to price and create payment plans for them.

1) Digital Diagnosis

2) Guided Placement

3) Digital Restoration

We discuss 3D Dentists and their courses

3D Dentists has a new retreat!

Do you want more T-Bone?   https://3d-dentists.com/   and don't forget his podcast T-Bone Speaks!  https://3d-dentists.com/podcast/

Have any questions?   Tarun is in the Clinical Hacks facebook page, and you should be as well.

 

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Alan is joined by his 11 year old son Jacob to talk about how quickly life will get back to "normal" normal. Which is to say when life will look like it did before the pandemic. Also, we're hoping to figure out a way to make the cello an instrument in the marching band.

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

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Grace Rizza of Identity Dental Marketing joins the Dental Hacks to talk about something we should all be aware of. Grace has all kinds of ideas about all kinds of marketing, but in this episode we focus on marketing scams pointed at dentists! It's really insightful and really entertaining! In today's episode we discussed:

  • How and why Grace entered into the dental marketing field
  • Hijacking leads (what is a "lead?")
  • Fear mongering sales tactics (will you go to jail if your website isn't ADA compliant?)
  • "Hit and run" dental marketing agencies
  • Google Ad spend scams
  • Pay-per-lead scams and why you should never pay per lead
  • Website directory scams
  • Why annual contracts (and all contracts) should be avoided
  • There is no such thing as a free website
  • Why Grace thinks DIY courses are a bad idea
  • Grace's take away points:
    • avoid contracts
    • retain ownership of website hosting and domains
    • understand the basics, expectations and timelines of marketing
    • track your new patient referral sources
    • hold quarterly meetings with your marketing team
  • Grace offers complimentary marketing planning sessions to give you an idea what she might be able to do for you! Send email to: Grace@identitydental.com or head over to the Identity Dental Marketing website!

Some links from the show:

Al's SEO article from Dental Economics from 2015-ish


Dental Hacks Deals!:

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate is at $1000 already! It will get bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 30,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Our friends at Zirc want to know...are you stressed from mess? How is your organization at the office? Keeping materials straight and in the right place is a challenge for all of us. Zirc has some amazing solutions and they want to give you a free gift while having a little fun! The first 30 offices that post a photo of your disorganized materials using the hashtag #StressedFromMess in the Dental Hacks Nation will get a free Complete Tub Kit from Zirc! You even get to pick from their amazing 16 colors! This will help you start on your organization journey and you'll be able to have an organizational conversation with one of the clinical efficiency experts at Zirc! Dental Hacks Nation...let's see your mess! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group and show us your materials mayhem using the hashtag #StressedFromMess and get your free Complete Tub Kit!

Our Friend Dr. Artie Volker is giving a virtual course with Cosmedent! The course is called "Composite Power 101: Foundations" and it promises to be amazing! Artie is an amazing teacher and he's going over the basics of esthetics in his two day virtual course on April 8th and 9th! If you go to dentalhacks.com/compositepower you can sign up for $1500 AND get the entire hands on materials kit for FREE! (that's a savings of $400!). But sign up now because the window to get that kit to you is closing quickly! Artie is amazing and Cosmedent's CE is second to none!

 Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Lost Pirate Kingdom

Alan: Proper Good soup

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Dental Hacks Nation.

 

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Memorie Valentine joins Alan to consider the idea that patients don't really understand their condition. Even when we do a decent job of explaining what we're seeing, how well do patients really understand it. Sometimes it's in the patient's interest to NOT understand? Lots of wisdom and humor coming from the Dental Hacks favorite hygienist!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

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We welcome Dr.  Tarun Agarwal of 3D Dentists and the  T-Bone Speaks podcast fame!

Zach and Tarun have something in common!

Tarun tells his origin story

We talk about implants

Implants are a gateway drug to changing your business model

Extractions and grafting lead to implants which lead to full arch cases

You can learn guided implant placement at 3D Dentists implant continuum.

Check out the 3D Dentists retreat!

We discuss Biohorizons implants

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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The Dental Hacks talk about the very basics of 3D printing with Jessica Knott! Jessica is a lab technician who quite literally lives and breathes digital dentistry! From evaluating every printer out there to developing new 3D printers, Jessica is the person to talk to if you're thinking of 3D printing in your office! Some topics include:

  • Jessica's background in 3D printing (Uncle Sam helped!)
  • The military is pretty cutting edge with 3D printing! Also security. Who knew?
  • 3D printing vs. milling (additive vs. subtractive)
  • 3D printing learning curve and working clean
  • The difference in regulation between a lab vs. a dentist in their office
  • What is 3D printing and how does it work?
  • Why do 3D printing in the dental office?
  • Is 3D printing the best use of the dentist's time?
  • 3D printing workflows that optimize the use of a printer in the office while reducing the time that the dentist needs to spend
  • CAD software and .stls...nesting and supporting
  • types of 3D printers (laser, LCD and DLP)
  • speed and accuracy...where (and when) to use what
  • Why do you need a "lightbox?"
  • What is "open" in 3D printing and why would you want this?
  • You got a printer...now what? How do you get training? (the inevitable August de Oliveira name drop)
  • Jessica helped design Ackuretta's new printers
  • What software should they be looking at?

Some links from the show:

Ackuretta Dentiq

Medit software (built in model build)

Meshmixer

Blender for Dental

Exocad (and XOcademy by Shawn Van de Vyver)

Jessica's contact info and sign up to receive breaking product information!

Big Night


Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate is at $1000 already! It will get bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Our friends at Zirc want to know...are you stressed from mess? How is your organization at the office? Keeping materials straight and in the right place is a challenge for all of us. Zirc has some amazing solutions and they want to give you a free gift while having a little fun! The first 30 offices that post a photo of your disorganized materials using the hashtag #StressedFromMess in the Dental Hacks Nation will get a free Complete Tub Kit from Zirc! You even get to pick from their amazing 16 colors! This will help you start on your organization journey and you'll be able to have an organizational conversation with one of the clinical efficiency experts at Zirc! Dental Hacks Nation...let's see your mess! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group and show us your materials mayhem using the hashtag #StressedFromMess and get your free Complete Tub Kit!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

You remember in dental school in your biomaterials class. It was the chapter after amalgam. They talked about composites. Different types of composites have different characteristics depending on particle size, etc. Ohhh...that's right. It seems like all you ever hear about composites is "universal." But let's be honest, one size does NOT fit all! If you do any anterior composite work, you really need a microfill! Microfilled composites like Cosmedent's Renamel microfill handle really nicely, have gorgeous translucency and polish like a dream. If it's been awhile since you've used microfill, you owe it to yourself to give it a try again! Our friend and mentor Buddy Mopper was right! Don't dumb down composites to just one type! Get yourself a microfill and see what a difference it makes. It comes in syringes AND compules and I guarantee you'll find a bunch of great uses for it! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/microfill!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Searching for Italy with Stanley Tuccci

Alan: Compopen, Paroject

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Dental Hacks Nation.

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The Dental Hacks have taken a LOT of CE over the years. What no one ever wants to tell you is that some really great CE wasn't a great fit. Some highlights:

  • Should you borrow money to take CE?
  • Choose CE that's realistic for your practice, your budget and your personality
  • it's OK if you don't like certain parts of dentistry. In fact, it's NORMAL!
  • Peer pressure/social media is NOT a good way to choose CE

 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

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Dr. Nate Lawson from UAB and Instagram big shot of @dentinaltube fame returns to the podcast for yet another episode.

Nate starts off and shares the trials and tribulations of being on the lecture circuit.

We continue our class II discussion from last week.  If you missed last week, our tooth is diagnosed, numbed and isolated and it's time to warm up the drill.  Highlights include:

  • what burs do we use for preps and cares removal
  • what matrices and wedges do we use
  • Kevin's gears get grinded by soft matrices
  • Nate like tor matrices, Dual force Wedges, and Palodent/Triodent Rings
  • Kevin likes the Palodent/Triodent system all the way through
  • Zach uses the IMatrix/IdealForm rings/matrices which is a pretty close clone of triodent and the wave wedges from Palodent

Thanks for nerding out with us on Class 2 things over the past 2 weeks.    If you want to discuss this episode in more detail, check out the Clinical Hacks Facebook page for more information.

Thanks for listening!

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Jason and Alan talk about their journeys into digital workflow...the good, the bad and the ugly!

The Dental Hacks Nation has a group buying deal on the Medit i500 (the scanner that Al uses) that's pretty terrific! The guys discuss the deal, the timing and the pros and cons of moving to digital!

Some links from the show:

Contact Jason on FB for the Medit deal

Contact Jason on email for the Medit deal: dentcan3625@gmail.com

Contact Jason on the phone for the Medit deal details: 804-885-2233

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

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Dr. John Graeber and Dr. Artie Volker join the Dental Hacks to talk about the history and practice of "Minimally Invasive Dentistry." Dr. Graeber has spent a career teaching many minimally invasive modalities and we discuss them in depth!

Some links from the show:

World War II in Colour


Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Our friends at Zirc want to know...are you stressed from mess? How is your organization at the office? Keeping materials straight and in the right place is a challenge for all of us. Zirc has some amazing solutions and they want to give you a free gift while having a little fun! The first 30 offices that post a photo of your disorganized materials using the hashtag #StressedFromMess in the Dental Hacks Nation will get a free Complete Tub Kit from Zirc! You even get to pick from their amazing 16 colors! This will help you start on your organization journey and you'll be able to have an organizational conversation with one of the clinical efficiency experts at Zirc! Dental Hacks Nation...let's see your mess! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group and show us your materials mayhem using the hashtag #StressedFromMess and get your free Complete Tub Kit!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

You remember in dental school in your biomaterials class. It was the chapter after amalgam. They talked about composites. Different types of composites have different characteristics depending on particle size, etc. Ohhh...that's right. It seems like all you ever hear about composites is "universal." But let's be honest, one size does NOT fit all! If you do any anterior composite work, you really need a microfill! Microfilled composites like Cosmedent's Renamel microfill handle really nicely, have gorgeous translucency and polish like a dream. If it's been awhile since you've used microfill, you owe it to yourself to give it a try again! Our friend and mentor Buddy Mopper was right! Don't dumb down composites to just one type! Get yourself a microfill and see what a difference it makes. It comes in syringes AND compules and I guarantee you'll find a bunch of great uses for it! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/microfill!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: My Heritage app (Android)

Alan: ohsnap! pop socket thingy

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Dental Hacks Nation.

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Memorie Valentine RDH joins Alan to talk about running on time. Doctors and hygienists each have an interesting take on this topic and we have a pretty great conversation about it. The take home message: RUN ON TIME!

Let us know via email at info@dentalhacks.com or tell us in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group!

 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

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Dr. Nate Lawson from UAB and Instagram big shot of @dentinaltube fame returns to the podcast.

In this episode we discuss what happens when things break/fail on you right before/during treatment.

Then we get into Class II lesions, highlights include but are not limited to:

  • When to intervene surgically?
  • What diagnostic modalities do you have other than x-rays?   Illumination, laser detection and more
  • What is non-surgical intervention and what does it entail.
  • Isolation methods are discussed.  Rubber dam vs. isolite vs. cotton rolls/dry angles and more

Thank you for listening and we'll catch you next week.

If you haven't joined the Clinical Hacks Facebook group, why the heck not.. it's still free and it's awesome!

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Dr. Jeni Perna joins the Dental Hacks to talk about purchasing a practice! Actually, she discusses that she was trying to buy a practice and it fell through!

  • Jeni and Instagram (yogi_dentist)...a great follow!
  • Content creators and consistency!
  •  Instagram feed = perfect square (pearl!)
  • Instagram feed/posts vs. stories
  • "Get on stories and show your face"
  • Jeni's practice acquisition story
  • Are you "just an associate?"
  • Finding a practice before they hit brokerage sites!
  • Buying an existing practice means that you'll always have compromises from the existing owner.
  • Practice purchase vs. startup
  • Cold calls?
  • What would Jeni have done differently?
  • Flat fee attorneys/CPAs vs hourly...understand the investment that you'll make
  • Jeni on practice brokers
  • Make sure you have YOUR team as a buyer
  • The Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Talk to LOTS of banks! Create a relationship, but don't have complete loyalty!

Some links from the show:

3M Relyx Universal Resin Cement

Cosmecore

Get Jeni's Manuals!

Scott McDonald episodes

Canva.com

Memorie Valentine's Tik Tok (her most watched Tik Tok)


Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Cosmecore from Cosmedent is a versatile, dual cured core material that handles great, comes in 3 great shades and won’t gouge when you prep it! You can even fill a matrix with it and NOT LIGHT CURE it and it will set hard as a rock! It comes in two handy sizes (50g and 8g syringes) and once you start using it, it will become your “go to” for ideal tooth preps! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Healthy Start

Alan: Jocko Tea

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Dental Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_318_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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May be an image of text that says '2 Ways to Look at Life: 1 Nobody gives a shit. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT!!'Al discusses the concept that "nobody cares." Considered one way it seems really lonesome, yet globally it's really great!

Some links from the show:

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Professionals Facebook Group

The Peaceful Practice podcast 

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

Direct download: ep_79_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The ketodontist is back again this week and this time we're talking hot tech items.

Matt has made a ton of investments for his practice including:

  • intra-oral scanners Carestream and Itero
  • mills
  • ceph
  • 3d printers

Kevin theorizes that we may actually be living inside the Matrix.   We should have an entire episode on this.

Zach wonders if he's even practicing the same profession as Matt and Kevin because at lot of these high tech words are just beyond his tech scope... can't we have an episode on class 1 resins?

Matt makes dentistry seem extremely cool, if tech toys make the practice of dentistry interesting, fun, or more precise and predicable for you, this is the episode for you!

Thanks for listening and check us out on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page for more information.

Direct download: CHP83_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Artie Volker joins Alan to talk about his recent experience trying a prototype "heads up" display from Enova Illumination! It's not on the market yet, but it tackles some of the interesting problems dentists face daily!

Some links from the show:

Zumax OMS 3200

 

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

Direct download: ep_78_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Gregg Kinzer to discuss continuing education now that we've had a year or so of the pandemic. Some topics we covered:

  • Spear started back to live CE in September 2020
  • Why workshops are perfect in person CE...layered learning
  • What does Spear look like post-pandemic? (spoiler...there are "Popemobile" style plexiglass lab benches!)
  • The pandemic has given workshop attendees WAY more face time with Gregg and the rest of the instructors!
  • Some pandemic changes are going to stay! Virtual seminars are likely going to stay. Spear will be virtual and IRL.
  • Study clubs will change as well...there will be live virtual study club events!
  • Spear Practice Solutions have a lot of statistics about "post shutdown" opening. Most practices opened strong! Also people feel safe at the dental office!
  • What does the diagnosis/treatment planning workflow look like in Gregg's office?
  • Co-discovery and take photos!
  • How does Gregg handle the "difficult patient?" (poor opening, giant tongue, etc)
  • Who are the people that Gregg automatically won't treat? (spoiler: follow your gut!)
  • Gregg proposes a dental version of "The Truman Show."
  • Tips on taking more photos
  • Gregg on social media peer pressure

Some links from the show:

Spear Aesthetics

Spear Practice Solutions

Spear Education

Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 29,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

Continuing Education in the time of pandemic has gotten interesting. And Cosmedent is here for it! They’ve figured out a way to bring their amazing, hands on courses and instructors to you...but now done remotely! For instance, Dr. Corky Willhite will be giving his incomparable “Ultimate Esthetics with Composite: The Basics of Layering to Advanced Techniques” course on February 25-26th! Every patient can't afford porcelain, and most people don't want their teeth "drilled down." Composite provides fully functional restorations whether it's a Class IV, diastema closure, shade change, adding length, or many other changes. How does it work? The course goes from 9am-1pm on Thursday and Friday. You can purchase just the course or (and this is what you should do) you can get the course AND all of the course materials that Corky will be using in the hand on exercises! You’ll even have a chance for one on one interaction with Corky to make sure you’re really getting it. If you’re looking to up your composite esthetics game there is no one better to learn from than Dr. Corky Willhite! And Cosmedent’s virtual live courses are a game changer. Be sure to check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at
dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: PRF edu

Alan: Icy Hot Lidocaine Patch

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Dental Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_317_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Bart Schultz joins Al to talk about medicine. Specifically some of the medical stuff that we've experienced in the last year and why they don't talk about money in medicine. We didn't figure out why. All we know is that dentistry could never get away with what they do in medicine. What we really wonder: can a patient give their informed consent without complete financial consent?

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

Direct download: ep_77_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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