The Dental Hacks Podcast (dental)

Alan talks with the incomparable Irene Iancu about podcasting, her new practice and practicing dentistry in the COVID era! Some highlights from the episode:

  • What is going to happen with dental meetings moving forward?
  • Irene is a hygienist that also owns and runs her own dental office
  • How did COVID affect her buildout and her startup?
  • Would she recommend going on the news to talk about PPE in the COVID era? (spoiler: NO!)
  • How did she put systems in place?
  • How did Irene (a hygienist) interview doctors to work in her practice?
  • Using local Facebook mom groups to market your practice (this is GOLD!)
  • An office where you "eat what you kill."
  • Is it important that patients know who OWNS the office?
  • Irene is going back to school!
  • Irene's dog Lou is the smartest dog in the world
  • Irene is a Nomad pioneer in Canada!
  • Irene's hiring tips
  • Irene's FIRING tips
  • What would she have told herself if she could go back in time and change something about opening her practice?

Some links from the show:

The First 90 Days

Radical Candor

Radical Candor Podcast

The Making of a Startup Facebook group

Irene's Instagram

Toothlife Studio

Tooth or Dare Podcast

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

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Madness of Crowds

Alan: Stealthshield Masks by Aswemove

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

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

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Alan is joined by Dr. Jenny Perna, aka: yogi_dentist on Instagram! She's an amazing Instagram follow for her posts on yoga, exercise, dentistry, CE and her amazing travel! Today Al and Jenny discussed a problem faced by many people for many reasons. How do you convince your brain that it's time to get up when the alarm goes of REALLY EARLY! Jenny has some really good insight that can help you get more done and feel more accomplished during your day. We also talked about her recent trip to the Kois Center in Seattle and how they're handling in-person CE in the COVID era! We're pretty big fans of the yogi_dentist and we think you will be, too!

Some links from the show:

Jenny's Instagram: @yogi_dentist

Kois Center 

 

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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We welcome our very own Dr. Kristine Aadland, a dentist from Vancouver, Washington.

We discuss Zach’s Dental Economics article.

We praise Crazy Dental a dental supply company.

We discuss our favorite Weird Al Yankovic songs.

Kris writes dental parody songs!

Kris wants to be a CIA spy when she grows up.

Kris is a Cerec user.

Zach got an offer to buy a used Omnicam.

We convince Zach to buy it!

Please join our Facebook page!

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Jason and Alan got a question emailed to them from a new dentist who is struggling with their current associateship. The email asked:

I'm a recent graduate from dental school and just got a new associate position at a private practice near my hometown.  I've been working there for about 2 months now and the patient flow for me has been very slow--seeing 0 patients on some days.  The owner dentist has been doing some marketing for myself to get going and most new patients that walk through the door are mine to be seen.  What else can he and I do to improve my patient flow?
 
The owner dentist is also big on continuity of care and doesn't allow me to see his patients.  However, he and I had talked about potentially buying into his practice somewhere down the road.  Since this is a long-term relationship, should I be seeing some of his patients?  Should I be doing hygiene exams, simple restorative work, some crowns, new patients and emergencies? What are your thoughts on continuity of care and how does a new associate fit into that?
As usual, the Hacks have thoughts! Head on over to the Dental Hacks Nation to join in the conversation!

Microcopy Dental has always been the place to get the most amazing single patient use burs anywhere. But have you ever wondered why a person would want to go the "single patient use" route? Microcopy is offering 2 hours of free CE about this very issue at dentalhacks.com/freece! You'll see why dental burs should be single patient use for lots of reasons and you can pick up 2 CE's on infection control as well! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/freece!

 

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Alan had a chance to talk with Joshua Scott of Studio 8E8. Joshua has around 20 years of experience in dental marketing and he realized that dental marketing sucks. It's a harsh truth, but totally true. We discuss all about marketing in dentistry:

  • Authenticity and storytelling in the dental space (Al is a Seth Godin fanboy)
  • How dental marketing USED to work
  • What is Joshua's hack to reduce expenses that you might not be using? What's his 24 hour rule?
  • Do patients see dentists as a commodity? Can we change that?
  • How customers see your office and creating an experience
  • Telling the story of safety isn't going anywhere
  • What does storytelling mean to Joshua?
  • How important is SEO? Reviews?
  • What's the best creative medium? Why does Joshua feel like you need to do all of it instead of focusing on one type of medium?
  • Dental stock photography is horrible
  • Startup marketing vs. existing practice marketing
  • How important is branding in dentistry?

Some links from the show:

Enova Headlamp

Studio 8E8

Joshua's Instagram

Studio 8E8 Facebook

Ashley Joves' practice "Smile and Co."

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

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bryant Consultants

Alan: Dabble Writer

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

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

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What's keeping you from implementing change or getting your ideas out there? Al discusses a concept that he learned from Seth Godin a LONG time ago called "shipping." It's the concept of pushing past the objections and idea of perfection and getting it out there. It can be a powerful force in your life and is worth taking a look at!

Some links from the show:

Linchpin, by Seth Godin

"The Truth About Shipping" by Seth Godin

Ship or Die - Seth Godin, 2010 Contagious Conference from Storyspark on Vimeo.

 

A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth: What's Going On?

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy. And get yourself a free sample of their most popular crown prep bur at: https://microcopydental.com/nddh.

 

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We have Dr. Liz Doman back again this week.  Dr. Doman started her career off as a hygienist and has a different perspective when she treats perio than a traditional college to dental school student.

We talk music, perio, fluoride, soft tissue management, caries control, and so much more.

If you want to talk about the episode please join us on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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Has the COVID pandemic really caused more cracked teeth? Alan talks with Dental Hacks Nation favorite Dr. Dawn Kulongowski about whether there are really more cracked teeth from COVID! The answers might surprise you!

Some links from the show:

A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth: What's Going On?

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy. And get yourself a free sample of their most popular crown prep bur at: https://microcopydental.com/nddh.

 

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Brad Keener for a really interesting talk. As it turns out, both of these friends of the show survived accidents that left their faces and teeth smashed up. Both of them have been pretty open about what had happened to them in the past, but we thought it might be interesting to hear about what it was like to be a patient of a big reconstruction after traumatic accidents. And we were right! This is an interview that you aren't going to want to miss!

Some links from the show:

[caption id="attachment_1878" align="alignleft" width="500"] Brad's radiograph[/caption][caption id="attachment_1879" align="alignleft" width="352"] Brad's after[/caption]

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

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Duncan Trussell on Joe Rogan

Mark: mergers with the selling dentist holding paper (banks aren't lending, yo)

Brad: Crossfit

Alan: "Harley Quinn" season 2

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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Every business owner and especially ever dental practice owner needs to keep their eyes open for embezzlement. Unfortunately, it's a problem that faces every dental practice. Al suggests a very simple habit he's had over the years that is surprisingly controversial amongst his colleagues that can make a difference.

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy. And get yourself a free sample of their most popular crown prep bur at: https://microcopydental.com/nddh.

 

 

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This episode number 1 with special guest Dr. Liz Doman!

Highlights include:

Clinical Hacks Facebook group devotee Liz Doman is a graduate of The University Of  Detroit Mercy dental school and practices in Texas.

We plug Crazy Dental for ordering PPE supplies, check them out!

We talk about pulp caps which was the question Liz posted in our group!

She chose Theracal out of all the suggestions

We discuss root canals as an alternative.

We discuss the Durelon/ Kanca technique.

We also discuss leaving decay close to the pulp of needed.

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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Alan is joined by Dr. Bill Linger. Bill is a microscope using dentist and the president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED). We discuss some of the struggles clinicians have in learning to use a microscope in dentistry. Whether it's patient positioning or working on the lower arch, these problems are easily overcome with the right knowledge. As it happens, Bill is giving an online course on September 12 from 11am-1pm EST that focuses on learning to use the microscope in everyday practice! Whether you're a beginner or have been using a microscope for years, Bill has tips to make your microscope life WAY better!

Some links from the show:

Bill's upcoming course (sign up now!)

AMED's website

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

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Jason talks with Dr. Ziv Simon. Ziv is a periodontist, an immigrant and an educator. He practices in Beverly Hills and has an amazing educational portal called SurgicalMaster.

  • The immigrant mentality and how it has affected Ziv's journey (The Obstacle is the Way)
  • How did serving in the Israeli army affect his story?
  • How has online education changed the way we learn?
  • What makes a good online learning forum? How can we keep it safe?
  • More surgery = more complications
  • Listen to your mom!
  • Case selection and picking the winners
  • Developing patient relationships
  • How to start doing more soft tissue surgery in your office
  • What's the story about the SurgicalMaster system?
  • Abundance mindset vs. scarcity mindset
  • Attack vs. retreat
  • Ziv's take on the coronavirus shutdown
  • How to gain patient's trust after COVID? (spoiler: transparency)
  • How a smartphone can make you $1 million. It's about authenticity.
  • Cutting the fat during lean times
  • Shredded Academy, and is the pain worth it?

Some links from the show:

Check out Enova Illumination's "Pop Up Experience" on September 10, 11 and 12 at the Graduate Hotel! You can check out Enova's loupes, headlights and other innovations along side of the amazing Zumax microscopes now available in the United States! Reservations are required, so hurry up and grab your spot to see the most innovative magnification and lighting in dentistry!

SurgicalMaster website

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

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Awards were announced. What is the Cellerant Best of Class Award you ask? Well imagine if there was an Oscar for dental products and services. Thought leaders and clinicians vote on the best and most innovative products in dentistry and our friends at YAPI received a "Best of Class Technology Award!" YAPI provides paperless and automation software to dentists and boasts the longest track record for integrated patient forms that read and write data with dental practice management software. Since 2010, YAPI has evolved into a comprehensive system that also includes patient communication, reputation management, intra-office chat, and VoIP integration. So admit it...you're impressed, right? Well you should be! And you should go check out what YAPI can do for your practice at dentalhacks.com/YAPI! Congratulations guys! You deserve it!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy to 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code HACKS21 through September 2020. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: "Uncharted" with Gordon Ramsay, New Zealand

Alan: Zumax OMS2380 microscope from 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 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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Alan goes solo in episode 37 to talk about gratitude and how it can make your life a LOT better. The thing is, you have to practice it consistently and not just when your hair is on fire! 

Some links from the show:

Workflowy

 

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

 

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We welcome our very own  Dr. Clint Timmerman “the better Timmerman”

We discuss sports (again)

Clint give us his quick bio.

Clint does a podcast called “Totally Oral” about dentistry.

Clint  is here to discuss temporaries, in particular the shrink wrap technique.

Clint learned this at LVI.

This apparently freaks people out!

There is no cement used in this technique.

Kevin uses the shrink wrap technique for veneers.

Black scuzz under these temps can be removed with Aly Sergie’s magic elixir (35%H2O2)

Zach and Clint both say the word “moist”

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Alan is joined by Dr. Melissa Zettler to talk about her recent experience traveling for CE! We're all wondering what it will be like once people decide to get together to learn and Melissa has a hopeful message for the Dental Hacks Nation!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

 

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Jason is joined by Hollie Bryant, a dental coach and consultant. They talk a lot about the business of dentistry, managing an office and team, especially after the COVID shut down. Some of the topics they covered are:

  • Why is "consultant" a dirty word?
  • When is the right time to bring on a consultant?
  • Is growth always the goal? What does growth look like?
  • People don't look for/find creative solutions when things are good
  • How are new dentists being brainwashed?
  • What should we look for as fall approaches?
  • How often should we call patients? When?
  • Hollie on "cross training" in the office
  • Hollie on "farming duties out" and creating a team
  • Hollie on bringing your kids to work
  • Dentists doing prophies
  • Dental office becoming "virtual schools"
  • Can dental offices attract "medical" people?
  • Leadership is more important now more than ever before!
  • COVID and depression

Some links from the show:

Bryant Consultants website

email: Hollie@bryantconsultants.com

A. Titan self aspirating syringe

Septodont self aspirating syringe

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

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: skidding tongs

Alan: The Scaredy Cats Horror Show podcast and Blocked and Reported podcast

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the 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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We welcome our very own Dr. Russell Schafer the Louisiana legend…

Highlights include:

We discuss football or no football

Russell Schafer is back to discuss partial dentures. 

  • Russell is an old fashioned cast partial kind of guy
  • But he also likes to print partials for immediate partials.
  • We discuss implants plus partials
  • We discuss using retained roots to help with a partial
  • We discuss impressions for partials and rest seats
  • Kevin makes a custom tray out of a stock tray
  • Russell can do a partial in 2 or 3 visits

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Dr. Brad Keener is a dentist in rural Arkansas. He has a 3 doctor practice that has "zero hygienists." They've created a model where the doctors do the hygiene appointments and they're making it work! He explains to Alan what a regular day looks like and how they keep patients happy and the office profitable! This one is interesting and is sure to cause controversy!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

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Today we feature an interview that Alan did with Dr. Ashley Joves and Dr. George Hariri on their new podcast, "Dental Friends with Benefits." They brought Alan on to talk about his experience with addiction, rehab, recovery and helping others. It's a wide ranging conversation that we're sure our audience could benefit from!

Some links from the show:

Vivobarefoot

Microcopy "very fine" diamonds

Fatty McGee

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

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anutra anesthetic buffering

Alan: Jabra Elite 75T

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

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

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Staffing an office has gotten weird. Some people want to stay on unemployment, some people are afraid of the risks this new virus. Solutions have been tough to find!

In today's episode Alan talks with Sarah Penland, the founder of a company called "Stop Gap Dental." 

Until now! Sarah explains how she came up with the brilliant idea of Stop Gap Dental, a smartphone based app that wants to be your one stop solution to this problem (and a whole lot more)! Find a qualified sub at the time you need it? The app can do it. Pay them? The app can do it! Sarah explains how Stop Gap Dental could work for your practice!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

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Joining us this week on the Clinical Hacks is Dr. Russell Schafer.  As one of our resident removable dentistry experts in the Clinical Hacks, we thought it would be great if he weighed in on pediatric dentistry as well.

All joking aside, Russell's passion other than dentures is in fact pediatric dentistry and he does a lot of it.

So we weigh in on pedo class 2's, pulpotomies, sealants, sedation, and much much more.

Do you see kids?  Weigh in on this episode on the Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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Alan discusses some experience he's had lately of being a patient, the patient experience and how being the best patient you can be is good for everyone. 

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

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Dr. Justin Moody and Dr. Steven Vorholt from Implant Pathways join Alan to explain how dental implant education has become better and easier than ever before! Justin started Implant Pathway in 2016 and it's become the premier place in the U.S. to learn implant placement and restoration! In this interview we discuss:

  • How has coronavirus affected hands on dental CE?
  • Where do the patients come from for Implant Pathway?
  • What's the difference between the conventional pathway vs. "fast track?"
  • How does the Implant Pathway work?
  • Why Arizona?
  • What's the difference between live patient courses in Arizona vs. overseas?
  • What's the best way to teach complications? Because, they happen!
  • When will Al be going through the Implant Pathway fast track?
  • Are we going to do Voices of Dentistry in 2021?
  • For the record, Dr. Mark Costes is a really good dentist!
  • What changes in implants have made it so accessible for regular dentists?

Some links from the show:

The Rubber Dam Masterclass by Dr. Calin Pop

Nic Tone Rubber Dam

Implant Pathway

Implant Pathway Instagram

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

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: (Un)well on Netflix

Alan: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

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

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

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Alan is joined by Ryan Chan, Chris Koch and Pat Williams from Apteryx. Apteryx is known for their imaging software that works with lots of different practice management softwares. Even more interesting, they offer imaging options for local storage as well as cloud storage! Alan discusses the pros and cons of moving your imaging to the cloud with a company that really knows what they're doing! Whether it's cost savings or image security, cloud images might be for your office! One of the most interesting parts about cloud based imaging is how easy it is to share CBCT images between offices with a secure viewer!

Some links from the show:

Apteryx Imaging

"The Top 8 Benefits of Cloud-Based Imaging Software"

Cloud Based vs. On-premise Solutions

Apteryx white paper mentioned in the podcast

Ryan's email

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

 

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On this week's clinical hacks podcast,  Dr. Zach Meiners bring back Dr. Daniel Smith and Dr. Rusty Fitton to talk more about practicing with a parent or family member.

What archaic equipment do our '70s and 80s parents still utilize in the dental office?

What would you do differently if you could give advice to your younger self?

What should young dental students know if they are planning to join a parent in their office?

And much much more.

Are you planning to practice with a relative?   Join us in the Clinical Hacks Facebook group just for docs to discuss it further!

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Alan is joined by Katrina Klein, hygienist and founder of ErgoFitLife to talk about what dentistry can do to your body over time! Alan has done more hygiene after the post-COVID shutdown than he ever has in his career and has a new respect for what it does to your body! Katrina and Alan share all kinds of suggestions about ergonomics, stretching and how to make dentistry and dental hygiene a little less tough on your body! Be sure to check out the ErgoFitLife website, Instagram and ErgoFitLife Facebook group!

Some links from the show:

Hygenius face shield

Zirc Crystal HD mirror

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

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Jason and Alan are back! Fresh from getting hit by a truck, the Dental Hacks spend time answering questions from the ever-brilliant Dental Hacks Nation! Some of the queries they address:

  • Russell Schafer asks, “what toothpaste do y’all use?”
  • Anonymous Facebook user asks, “what is the best concert you’ve ever gone to?”
  • Anonymous Facebook user asks, “favorite Disney/Pixar movie?
  • Richard Vernon asks, “How do you see the next 5 years post COVID impacting U.S. dentists and dentistry?”
  • Richard Burgess asks, “are your kids going to physically be at school or do it remotely or a hybrid version?”Jake Skowronski asks, “Would you take hydorxychloroqine right now if you started feeling crummy and tested positive this morning for COVID 19?
  • Brad Keener asks, “who would win an Indian leg wrestling match?”
  • Craig Harder asks, “which episode is your favorite?”
  • Sarah Erickson asks, “boxers or briefs?”
  • Adnan Omran asks, “would you rather fight one hundred duck-sized horses or one horse sized duck?”
  • Matt Jourdain asks, “favorite nacho topping?”
  • Teresa Duncan: “most favorite and most annoying patients. Not types - a specific patient. Looking for stories here.”
  • Zachary Meiners asks, “crystal ball: will Chicago midwinter meeting happen?”
  • Melissa Zetter asks, “Whats the first place you will go when this damn COVID ends?”
  • Flash Davies asks, "Which is more painful, having to homeschool your kids or being hit by a truck?”
  • Roger Mead (the other one) asks, “are you serving birthday cake for Alan?”

Some links from the show:

[caption id="attachment_1822" align="alignleft" width="500"] Gleem Toothpaste[/caption]

 

 

 

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

Single tooth isolation can be a snap with the Instidam from Zirc! I love using the Instidam Latex Free Relaxed. It has the frame built right in and has just the right tension to allow easy placement and easy radiographs throughout the procedure. Single use means no sterilization and no cross contamination! Go check out Al's favorite at dentalhacks.com/relaxed and use coupon code "INSTIHACKS" for $5 off of a 20 pack of regular or "relaxed" through August!

For years YAPI has provided dentists with essential email marketing tools like automated appointment reminders, continuing care messages, newsletters, new patient welcome emails, and targeted email blasts to stay in consistent communication with your patients.

YAPI is excited to announce the launch of their new and powerful email marketing campaign builder, accessible anytime and anywhere through YAPI POP! Our users will love this new feature along with its simple layout and user-friendly interface. Whether you are a first-timer or an email marketing pro, you will love the added simplicity of sending email campaigns to your patients! Go check out all of your email campaign options (and a whole lot more) at dentalhacks.com/email!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Umbrella Academy

Alan: BQE Ergodynamic chair

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

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

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Dr. Brad Mattison is a dentist in Wellesley, MA and recently had a Zumax OMS 2380 dental microscope installed at his office. Coincidentally, Alan had one installed in December of 2019 and LOVES geeking out about dental microscope stuff! Alan grills Brad all about his first week with the scope...what he loves, what's hard and what the future looks like in high magnification!

Some links from the show:

Zumax OMS 2380 from Enova Illumination

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Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

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Welcome to a very special episode of the Clinical Hacks.   This one is for all the dentists that practice with a parent or family member or who may do so in the future.

Dr. Rusty Fitton practices with his father in a suburb of Chicago, IL.

Dr. Daniel Smith practices with both his father and uncle in Oliver Springs, TN.

Dr. Zach Meiners practices with his father in Independence, MO

This is the first of a two part episode, in this episode we focus on how we got started working with our parents and some of the pitfalls and pluses.

Do you practice with a family member?  Want to talk about it?  Need therapy?

Join us in the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page to discuss

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Welcome back to the Dental Hacks Shorts! In today's episode Alan talks with Sarah Penland, the founder of a company called "Stop Gap Dental." Every dental business owner has faced the last minute necessity to find a sub for a team member. At the last minute there's almost never a good solution.

Until now! Sarah explains how she came up with the brilliant idea of Stop Gap Dental, a smartphone based app that wants to be your one stop solution to this problem (and a whole lot more)! Find a qualified sub at the time you need it? The app can do it. Pay them? The app can do it! Sarah explains how Stop Gap Dental could work for your practice!

Microcopy Dental has been making single use burs polishers for over 30 years. Each one of their single use diamonds comes to you ready to use in sterile packaging. Go check out all of the amazing, single use rotary instruments and other cool stuff they have to offer at dentalhacks.com/microcopy.

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Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Jason and Alan to talk about their new podcast, Working Interferences with Josh and Lance.

You know what would be a great idea? A podcast that gives advice to dental people. Or not so great advice. Either way, really. Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman have just the thing! The Hacks and the Interferences go through some "Working Interferences" style advice and it's a blast! Beware...it gets pretty ugly. Perhaps the most editing for content of any Dental Hacks podcast in the past!

Some links from the show:

Screening your patients in advance, downloading forms.. printing.. manually texting and emailing sure works up an appetite...YAPI wants to help curb your appetite and also help ‘curbside’ your check in process to make life easier. Schedule a demo at https://yapiapp.com/partners/dental-hacks/ and also read on if you are hangry from all the extra steps you are going through! YAPI is going to pick two winners to receive a $100 gift card towards their favorite delivery app at the end of this month. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page with your favorite delivery app! What’s your favorite?

The Working Interferences Podcast

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

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact podcast

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

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

 

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The trilogy of episodes with Dr. Nate Lawson comes to its conclusion.   We'd like to think this one is more "Return of the King" than "Spider-Man 3"  but we'll let you be the judge of that.

In this episode Dr. Lawson waxes poetic on bioactivity.  What is it?  If these bioactive ions are released and no one is around to see them, did it really even happen?

We discuss Activa, Glass Ionomers, pulp caps and liners, and much much more.

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In today's throwback episode (originally presented May 19, 2017), Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey from believing composite was a "temporary material" into creating an entire rehab in composite!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb was one of Dr. Frank Spear's original students. He's been learning excellence in restorative dentistry for 25  years or more. But like many dentists, he used to believe composite had no place in long term restorative dentistry. Then he met Dr. Buddy Mopper and he began to change his mind. Dennis is a really engaged teacher. Really approachable and seems to really understand how dentists learn. Some highlights:

  • Dennis's approach to team bulding...learn one, do one, teach one!
  • Simple composite solutions that can make a huge difference!
  • How does sleep apnea affect restorative dentistry?
  • A description of Dennis' course at Cosmedent, "CPR for the worn dentition."

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 29000 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 any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Screening your patients in advance, downloading forms.. printing.. manually texting and emailing sure works up an appetite...YAPI wants to help curb your appetite and also help ‘curbside’ your check in process to make life easier. Schedule a demo at https://yapiapp.com/partners/dental-hacks/ and also read on if you are hangry from all the extra steps you are going through! YAPI is going to pick two winners to receive a $100 gift card towards their favorite delivery app at the end of this month. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page with your favorite delivery app! What’s your favorite?

The Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page has spoken! They love the Zirc Crystal HD mirror! And now, you can get a great deal when you use coupon code "dentalhackshd" at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: IRIS large photo keeper for implant parts

Alan: Brasseler/NSK Forza ELM electric motor (bonus: Pelican case for audio gear)

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IMG_20170516_101127If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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

Direct download: DHP_July_2020_ep_4_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This is episode number 2  with special guest Dr Nate Lawson, the materials guy!

Highlights include:

Nate Lawson, a materials guy, joins us to discuss the material girl Madonna!

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

We discuss ceramic bonding

Nate discusses how to prepare the intaglio of ceramic crowns, namely, Emax. Nate also discusses how to properly prepare the tooth for bonding.

We discuss mistakes in ceramic bonding and zirconia cementation.

Materials discussed in this episode :

Emax

Panavia

Scotchbond universal

Ivoclean

Rely X

Monobond Etch and Prime

Monobond Plus

Clearfil Ceramic Primer

LiSi Press

Celtra Duo

Relyx Ultimate

Nate answers questions from our Facebook page!

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Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman to answer the quandries of the ever curious Dental Hacks Nation!

What do you do when a patient you dismissed wants to talk with you? What do you do when your patient tells you a specialist you referred them to was acting inappropriately? This and a bunch of other great situations were proposed to the brilliant and hilarious Brain Trust and you won’t want to miss how they answered!

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

Want to get your operatories more organized? Zirc’s ZOBE and RESET programs are just the thing! And they’re offering almost 50% off of the RESET program to the first three Dental Hacks listeners that sign up! Find out more at www.dentalhacks.com/RESET

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Moviepass

Alan: Flipside 4 wallet

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

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

Direct download: DHP_July_2020_ep_3_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This is episode number 1 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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Frank Clayton seals everything from teeth to driveways to decks and no job is too big, no crack is too large.   How many sealants can you place in a single setting?

All joking aside,  Frank waxes poetic on predictability and finding your happy place in dentistry.  Being the decathlon dentist isn't for Frank.  He likes to crush on things he's great at.

Per usual, Frank brings the funny, but we also coerce him into giving some actual clinical tips with products and stuff on high speed crowns.

If you want more Frank, and we know you do, join us on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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We begin our July 2020 throwback month with the very firsts Dental Hacks podcast, which was released in June of 2014! 

We were learning. We've come a long way. But I think you'll recognize our style from the very first episode! Enjoy!

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The Clinical Hacks welcome Frank Clayton, DDS onto the hot seat tonight.

Do you watch the Love Boat?   Who's your favorite character?   No, it's not a reality show millennial, it was a scripted show that came on right before Fantasy Island.

Do you do any cosmetics?  What's your high pressure sales tactic?   Frank shares his insider methods he used to 10X his cosmetic practice.

Frank discusses his views on veneers, Invisalign, digital dentistry, composite veneers, IPA's, and much much more.

Don't forget to join us on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page for more!

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Today we are joined by guest host, Dr. Mike DiTolla! We last spoke to Mike the week before most dental offices in the U.S. switched to emergency only for several months. Since Mike is a dentist and speaker, as well as being VERY knowledgeable about the dental industry we thought he was the perfect guy to help us understand what the dental industry was going to look like in the coming months and years! Some of the things we talked about are:

  • Glidewell does most of it's crowns with 3 DAY TURNAROUND!

  • What has Mike's life looked like since we started closing offices for the coronavirus?
  • Webinar wars
  • What does CE look like moving forward?
  • Jason drinks Truly
  • How is the "dental industry" feeling about the post-shutdown era?
  • Are patients coming back?
  • How has organized dentistry handled Coronavirus?
  • Charging for PPE?
  • Rella and Everclear
  • Hypochlorous acid fogger
  • Security theater?
  • How do n95 masks work? What about Brownian movement?
  • What's the future of dental meetings? (Mike DiTolla's hot take on the ADA meeting)
  • Mike DiTolla starting a podcast with Dr. Steve Buchanan?
  • The Voices of Dentistry is happening on January 22-23, 2021!
  • What about on site CE (Spear, Kois, Pankey, Cerecdocs, etc)
  • What will the "new normal" look like?

Links from the show:

CBS This Morning Story (dentists vs. hygienists)

Ecolux Hypochlorous system

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

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Go Hack Yourself:

Mike: Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew Sweet Cream, Lasko 3 speed fan (that's a damn serious fan, son), Peaky Blinders

Jason: Osteogen Plug

Alan: Halo Headband skull cap

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

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

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Zach sits down to a gourmet lunch with Dr. Shawn Van De Vyver and he enjoys a delicious grilled cheese, names off his favorite 90's hip hop songs, sells KN95 masks at www.getkn95masksnow.com, and discusses various other digital deals forming in the "back to work" market.

Topics include:

KN95 masks

X-ray sensors

Hygiene Lasers

Laser tips, just the tips.

and Divergent Dental

Enjoy!

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This "greatest hits" episode features two of our greatest Brain Trust segments, both recorded from Dentsply Sirona World 2018. Do you all remember a time when lots of people could get together in a convention center and look at exhibitors and see speakers? Yeah, me too.

Jason and Alan spent 3 days podcasting from the Spear Education booth at Dentsply Sirona World. Because the Dental Hacks are all about value, today's episode includes not one, but TWO amazing Brain Trusts recorded with a bunch of all stars in a double length podcast episode! We're here to 10x your podcasting experience!

The first Brain Trust features Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O'Bryan. They're best buddies and both of them are CEREC rock stars! Highlights include:

  • Rich's experience and tips on starting a study club
  • How to bring in an associate
  • Dental school horror stories from mid-90's University of Minnesota

The second Brain Trust features podcast newcomer Dr. Mike Skramstad (CERECdoctors rock star!), Dr. Craig Spodak (of the Bulletproof Dental Practice) and Dr. August de Oliveira (of Digital Enamel) in a hilarious round table including:

  • Will impression material ever be obsolete?
  • What's coming down the pipeline for CEREC (hint...it involves hovercrafts)
  • Firewalking with Anthony Robbins
  • Craig's new book: "The Bulletproof Practice"

You're going to love this double length episode. And if you don't, we're happy to give you a full refund! That's how we 10x your podcasting!

Links from the show:

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Ray Morse discussing how he modifies a bite stick for perfect crown seats! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 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!

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Podium for reviews

Alan: Salli sway chair

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

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

 

 

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Only one Clinical Hack showed up today so Zach Meiners recruited Shawn Van De Vyver to come out and play.

Shawn is a computer guru and drops some knowledge on how to get some virtual consulting done at your office to talk to new and existing patients who might be reluctant to leave the house.

As always there's an expensive way to add virtual consulting to your website and a cost conscious one and Shawn is delivering the affordable with Ninja Forms and Zoom meetings.

We also discuss our favorite old school NES games that we had been playing during the lock down... what are your favorite games?

Don't forget to check out the Clinical Hacks Facebook page for further discussion!

 

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Jason and Alan join welcome guest host Dr. Gina Dorfman! Gina is dentist, podcaster, speaker, software company founder, mom and pineapple enthusiast! We've been hoping to get her on the show for awhile and had her from start to finish in today's episode! Some of the topics we discuss:

  • How did Gina's heritage (born in the Soviet Union, came to the U.S. when she was 16) affect her drive and future?
  • What's the deal with pineapples?
  • What does Gina think of censorship, specifically in Facebook groups? How does she feel about it as a VENDOR?
  • How did she manage to start her company as well as running a dental practice?
  • Gina on delegation
  • Gina on hiring great employees
  • What is Gina's favorite procedure?
  • Gina and Al on endo
  • How does the gender of the employer effect the way employees react?
  • Gina's "compliment sandwich" recipe
  • Giving good feedback

Some links from the show:

YAPI

Behind the Smiles Podcast

Funny S%#t

Go Hack Yourself:

Gina: Isolite, Pink Petal/Releaf, Bioclear, 3D Dentists Sleep Apnea training and the Working Interferences Podcast

Jason: Skyce "tooth jewelry" by Ivoclar 

Al: Ego Power Plus weed whacker

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!

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

Direct download: DHP_296_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This episode number 2 with special guest Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!

Highlights include:

We discuss Michael Jordan and The Last Dance

Rich is a teacher at CDOCS and has a private practice near Chicago

Rich has been a CEREC owner since 2003

We discuss the economics of CEREC vs impression material vs just scanning.

Time is the most valuable commodity in a dental office.

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Alan recounts his experience with the recent flooding in mid-Michigan, a harrowing evacuation and swimming goats all while dealing (or not dealing) with COVID! 

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Jason sits down with returning guest Teresa Duncan (self described "insurance geek!") to discuss the dental landscape once we return to "normal." Some of the topics they discuss:

  • The news from Delta (no $ PPE, some $ for PPE)
  • Who should you use to negotiate with insurances? What should you expect from negotiations?
  • Dropping plans: make decisions from data, not emotions! Use COVID as the biggest excuse ever!
  • Where is the ADA on all of this?
  • Insurance verification...it's pretty important right now, especially eligibility
  • Membership plans
  • Delta prepayment for cash flow (what's the catch)
  • What does it look like to drop Delta Premier?
  • Using COVID as an excuse
  • What about a second wave of COVID?
  • Why is Jason so damned handsome?

Some links from the show:

Teresa's book, "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations" (use code "Newsletter")

Teresa's podcast, "Nobody Told Me That with Teresa Duncan."

Teresa's company: Odyssey Management

Recent Colgate webinar (free CE!)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Oral Arts Lab for splints

Bonus JLips Go Hack Yourself: Late July Organic Sea Salt Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips (very rare)

Al: Birddogs pants

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!

Organization. Your office needs it. And you’re in luck! Because it is literally the reason Zirc exists.  Imagine no more obnoxious sterilization bags? No more assistants running out of the op to grab the ONE INSTRUMENT YOU NEED! Zirc has perfected organization using the COLOR METHOD. They have all kinds of Color coded storage, cassettes and instruments that will make you faster, more efficient and just plain better. Plus, they have a bunch of efficiency specialists that can help you figure out what works best in your office so you get everything that you need and nothing that you don’t! Check out all of the colorful options at dentalhacks.com/colormethod and use code HACKSNATION for a 5+1 promo on their E-Z-Jett Cassettes, Trays, Procedure Tubs, & Safe-Lok Covers!

Just taking the leap to the world of digital forms? YAPI has been helping dental offices ditch the charts for nearly a decade. You can conveniently screen patients for COVID-19 in advance on their own devices, and all forms are integrated with your PMS. Updating health histories and signing consent forms & treatment plans are easily done with a sanitized iPad. No paper, no scanning, no retyping. Our friends at Dental Hacks save $200 when you get started with code HACKS200! Join a webinar demo today to learn more at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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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This episode we have a special guest Dr. Rich Rosenblatt

Highlights include:

We discuss comedian Jerry Stiller

Rich is a teacher at CDOCS and has a private practice near Chicago

Rich has been a CEREC owner since 2003

We discuss the Primemill and milling Emax and Zirconia

We discuss doing Ortho, implants and sleep with CEREC

Rich is a Suresmile user for orthodontics

Rich teaches about 28 weeks a year

We discuss the benefits of same day dentistry

We discuss the Chicago Study Club

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Alan is joined by the incomparable Memorie Valentine to describe the process they've been going through to get back to work. We talk a little bit about some of the changes (screening, PPE) but mostly the conversation focuses on how glad we are to get back to our patients and vice versa!

One main point...Alan realizes that creating urgency isn't such a bad thing. Especially when we don't know when we'll be shut down again!

Follow Memorie on Instagram

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Jason and Alan feature "what have we learned" from coronavirus and "what have we changed" due to it! We asked the amazing Dental Hacks Nation to tell us how the last few months has affected them and we got a lot of great answers. Dentistry is different now than it was a few months ago and from the sounds of things...it may even be better! (please note...some bad swears were used in this episode)

Some links from the show:

Podium

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: SprintRay Pro's Key Splint Soft X

Al: getkn95masksnow.com (Shawn V in the hizzle!)

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!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

Direct download: DHP_294_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Some people say that dental podcasts haven’t given endo enough love. Episode 223 is here to fix that! Jason and Alan were joined by three general dentists that love endo to talk all things root canals! Dr. Mac Jones, Dr. Zach Meiners and Dr. Kevin Fryer join the Dental Hacks and talk about:

  • What’s the most common presentation of teeth needing endo in their offices?
  • How do these general dentists handle endo diagnosis?
  • What tricks have they learned about case selection? What to punt and what to keep?
  • How do you fit endo into a GP practice and make it work?
  • Hot access opening talk
  • Al’s bleach accident…on his dad
  • Click here for their endo sequences!
  • When do you two step your root canals?
  • What are you doing for obturation?

Links from the show:

Pathways of the Pulp

Cliff Ruddle CD’s (Clean, Shape, Pack)

Mark Oleson’s “Endodontics Unsponsored” courses

Style Italiano Endo

John Khademi/Eric Herbranson episode

WAMkey

Brasseler BR0 file

Endobender Instruments

Denjoy iFinder

Everyone always says you need to take time to work ON your business, not just in your business. A lot of us still have a lot of downtime due to the coronavirus and limitations from state to state. You know that infection control is going to be looked at more closely now than ever and you know that Zirc is here to help you with organization, efficiency and infection control! Zirc wants to help you get organized and they can help your cash flow with their “organize now, pay later” program. Here’s how it works! First you complete a FREE, no obligation virtual consultation with a Zirc Clinical Efficiency Expert who will help crate a custom plan on how to organize your practice to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness with infection control. Next, you select the products you want to use in your office. Finally, order your stuff and the payment will be deferred until November 2020! Please note…this is for orders over $500. So you can organize now and pay later with Zirc. Go check out the program at dentalhacks.com/paylater!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 25,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Reddit

Kevin: Hygenic Nonlatex rubber damHedy Isodam

Mac: Schwed gutta percha points

Zach: Real World EndoJohn Rhodes Endo

Alan: Mac mini

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.

Direct download: DHP_293_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan were joined by the one and only Dr. Arun Garg for an enlightening Facebook Live last weekend. It turns out that not only is Arun a widely followed implant educator he's also a multiple practice owner! And guess what...he's been closed down like the rest of us! The Dental Hacks have a lively talk about what we've been doing to prepare to reopen our practices after the COVID crisis. Some of the topics we talked about include:

  • Who's winning during the COVID era?
  • How has his educational curriculum been affected?
  • How did Arun decide to close all 6 of practices and how did that go?
  • Dr. Garg on air filtration
  • The problem with the recommendations from the CDC/OSHA (no data)
  • Security theater (are n95 masks forever?)
  • Dr. Garg's experience with the HIV scare
  • Who can get out and who has to stay?
  • Al's new webinar: "How to Fake Your Own Death"
  • Arun's plan to ramp up to a normal volume of patients
  • In increase in deaths of despair
  • Jason's surgical caps
  • What are Jason and Arun doing to be ready to open
  • Arun's experience with a dental operating microscope
  • Using a microscope for oral surgery
  • Getting PPE is a mess/getting your team to wear it is also a mess
  • Treatment planning and case presentation in the COVID era

Some links from the show:

Implant Seminars (Dr. Garg's training curriculum)

Labomed Magna microscope

Omaha Brewing Company

Enova Illumination headlamp

Botched on the E! Network

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Pure and Clean

Al: Garmin Vivoactive 4

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!

Everyone always says you need to take time to work ON your business, not just in your business. A lot of us still have a lot of downtime due to the coronavirus and limitations from state to state. You know that infection control is going to be looked at more closely now than ever and you know that Zirc is here to help you with organization, efficiency and infection control! Zirc wants to help you get organized and they can help your cash flow with their "organize now, pay later" program. Here's how it works! First you complete a FREE, no obligation virtual consultation with a Zirc Clinical Efficiency Expert who will help crate a custom plan on how to organize your practice to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness with infection control. Next, you select the products you want to use in your office. Finally, order your stuff and the payment will be deferred until November 2020! Please note...this is for orders over $500. So you can organize now and pay later with Zirc. Go check out the program at dentalhacks.com/paylater!

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.

 

 

Direct download: DHP_292_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This episode we discuss how to reopen up your office with special guest Missy Fryer!

Highlights include:

Mac disses Michael Jordan

Kevin laments “the shot”

Keeping your patients and team safe is a priority.

One patient, one provider

Missy recommends sending a mass email to your patients outlining the changes you will be making.

Patients in general WANT to be back

Dental Banc is a great way to provide payment plans

The Quality Dental Plan can help your patients who lost insurance

Mac quotes Field Of Dreams

Missy, recommends not freaking out.

Please watch My Brilliant Friend!

You can find more information from Missy at Buckeye Dental Productions

Direct download: CHP_47_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Tim Kosinski has been placing dental implants for 36 years and has been teaching others how to do for almost as long! Recently Jason and Alan had a chance to listen to Tim talk about atraumatic extraction and bone grafting for any experience level in the Dental Hacks Nation. Tim emphasizes simplicity and minimal trauma in removing teeth and immediate grafting in almost all cases. We think you're going to like his presentation and if you need any more details, feel free to check out the video of it below!

Some links from the show:

Physics Forceps from Golden Dent

Osteogen Plug for Bone Grafting

Continuing Education offered by Golden Dent

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Handmaid's Tale

Al: Muscle Milk

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!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

 

 

 

Direct download: DHP_291_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Clinical Hacks have been using this time wisely to learn new skills and review old ones with online CE! Check out some of their favorites in episode 46!

Direct download: CHP_46_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Martin Mendelson joins Alan to talk about coping with the unknown that we're all facing. Martin is the Executive Vice President of Client Services at Spear Education and he's responsible for Spear's Study Club and Faculty Club. We talk about ways that we can use the time we've been given with the coronavirus crisis. Martin has a lot of really good ideas to share!

Spear's Practice Recovery resources

 

Direct download: ep_25_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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We're all uncertain about the future. Today's episode will help you think differently about how you look at it. Alan and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski interviewed her teacher davidji and it was amazing!

davidji's website

Destressifying

The Peaceful Practice

Direct download: ep_24_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Irene Iancu is a friend of the podcast. She's a hygienist, a fellow podcaster and a really great person. Irene and Alan have been talking about mental health in the time of COVID and Irene has routine that she's been going through each day to help her move through her day to day. She's got a great plan that you need to hear!

  • gratitude
  • equanimity (mental calmness)
  • do things that bring happiness
  • release expectations
  • look at the silver lining

You can follow Irene on Instagram at Toothlife.Irene and follower the Tooth or Dare Podcast

Direct download: ep_23_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We've all got questions about what's going on in the world. And the Dental Hacks have answers! We don't guarantee that they're good answers, but they are answers. Jason and Al answer questions from the Dental Hacks Nation talking about what's happening in our offices, new PPE, cartoons of our youth and who is better at spelling (spoiler: it's Al).

Some things we discussed:

  • Do you really think dental offices will ever return to what they were B(efore) C(orona)?
  • Is it hard to stay true to your values and avoid moderating the Facebook group?
  • Who looks better with a mullet?
  • Ninja turtles, power rangers and Fox Spider-Man and X-men cartoons were pretty important in my childhood..ok and Star Trek. What about you boomers? (I keed I keed I know you’re not boomers)
  • Will patients still respect me when they catch me moonlighting as a bartender to make ends meet these next 12 months?
  • How can I run a leaner & meaner practice when the world stops coming to an end? I’ve been at this a while & looking at auto bill stuff & adding things up I see a lot of $$$ going out on crap I could probably do without. A re-centering of my practice & tips to consider.
  • Who is considering dropping insurance to improve reimbursement? Who will charge a ppe fee? Who will give in to all the staff requests for ppe regardless of what's required?
  • What’s been your favorite recipe over the past few weeks?
  • How do you imagine the role of your dental assistants changing? What if a hygienist were moving as needed (on a case by case basis) throughout the day instead of working out of a particular op?
  • Who would win a spelling contest?
  • What’s the best thing you’ve learned from this lockdown (non-dentistry)?

Some links from the show:

Battle of the Planets

Spiderman and his Amazing Friends

Silverhawks

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bellus 3D face app

Al: Hu Friedy digital catalog

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!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

Direct download: DHP_289_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this time of sacrifice and struggle, we're here to recognize those that are thriving! According to the Dental Hacks Nation, here are the #winners!

  • Alcohol 
  • Zoom
  • Paper products
  • Dental Insurance Companies/Health Insurance Companies
  • Amazon
  • Divorce attorneys/bankruptcy attorneys
  • The Tiger King/Netflix
  • UPS/FedEx
  • Grocery stores
  • Peloton
  • Cannabis dispensaries
  • The banking industry
  • Multi Level Marketing
  • PPE and equipment manufacturers
  • Podcasters
  • Video game companies (consoles and online)
  • Bidet manufacturers
  • Jigsaw puzzle manufacturers
  • Chiropractors
  • Me
Direct download: ep_22_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

What happens when you're doing a prosthodontics residency in NYC and a global pandemic happens? That's the question that our guest Dr. Paul Springs answers! Paul joined Jason and Alan to talk about what it looks like at ground zero of the COVID-19 epidemic, what public health medicine looks like up close and personal and how far you have to stick that swab in to get good results!

Some links from the show:

Lexicon Valley podcast with John McWhorter

prosthconsult.com

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Key Splint Soft

Al: Auphonic

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!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

 

Direct download: DHP_288_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

With all that's going on in the world, the Dental Hacks want to do something to help soothe your fears and concerns. I give you three bedtime stories.

Direct download: ep_21_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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This is part 2 of our discussion with Dr Steven Vorholt of Implant Pathways Fame

Highlights include:

  • Generalized Covid talk
  • Yo’ Momma jokes!
  • We discuss socket grafting

- It starts with atraumatic extractions

Direct download: CHP_ep_45_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We're so excited to bring you a Brain Trust from four of our favorite members of the Brain Trust, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Tammy Bailey! Originally created for the Peaceful Practice Podcast we thought this was a perfect thing for the Dental Hacks podcast! We're about 3 weeks into the Coronavirus crisis...so what's happening with everyone! These folks have amazing perspective on our profession, resilience and what we've got to look forward to. I'm super proud that these folks are my friends and we can't wait for you to hear from them!

Some links from the show:

Dental Intel

Rich's email  

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Professionals

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: 100 Side Hustles, by Chris Guillebeau

Al: Silentmode Power Mask

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite blocke high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

Direct download: DHP_287_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan checks in with what's happening with his practice, family and mental health during the coronavirus crisis. 

Direct download: ep_20_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

This is part 1 of our discussion with Dr. Steven Vorholt of Implant Pathways Fame

Highlights include:

-We welcome Dr. Steven Vorholt

Direct download: CHP_44_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan talks with Dr. Craig Harder about his recent news exposure! Craig has been printing reusable masks for health care professionals in his town in Washington and has had several great news stories written about his efforts! Craig tells us how he's printing them and how he's customizing them for nurses and doctors in his area! We talk about how to print a 3D mask as well as whether our existing universal precautions were enough. Infection control in dentistry has always been a huge deal and we wonder if people are going to criticize what we've been doing!

Some links from the show:

 Moses Lake Dentist uses time, materials to help other medical professionals

Moses Lake Dentist 3D Printing Reusable Masks for Healthcare Workers

Bellus3D

Bellus3D Mask Fitter

Direct download: ep_19_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Have you had your fill of Coronavirus talk? We get it...and we're here for you! Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with and hear a lecture from Dr. Gregg Kinzer of Spear Education! Earlier this week Jason and Alan hosted Gregg in a Facebook Live where he did a live presentation of the "Treatment Planning Dark Teeth in the Esthetic Zone." It's an exclusive look for Dental Hacks Listeners of a module from Spear Education's study clubs! Gregg is an incredible educator and he offers some really amazing insights into the common problem of dark front teeth! If you'd like to watch the presentation you can head over to the Dental Hacks Nation and replay it there!

Do you like what you've seen/heard? You need to find a Spear Study Club in your neck of the woods or start one of your own!

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Study Clubs

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand this and have a great idea for you! What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert like Kay to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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

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

 

 

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Alan speaks with Dr. Matt Standridge about taking advantage of the time that we're not going to be in the office. Al and Matt are both long term weight loss stories. Matt is a primal health coach and podcaster at the Ketodontist Podcast and he can be reached at ketodontist@gmail.com. We discuss some of the habits that we can work on while we're shut down. We talk about:

  • eating habits
  • exercise habits
  • sleep habits

Also...go check out the Dental Hacks Fat Attack FB group! 

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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!

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Alan had a chance to discuss how the UK has been affected by the coronavirus with one of our favorite guests, Dr. Jason Smithson. He describes what's been going on in his part of England as well as how the government is handling it there. Jason describes what dentists are being asked to do with regard to emergency dentistry and how it differs from what's happening across the United States. He's interesting as always but gives some perspective from an educator's point of view as well. You're going to get a lot out of this one!

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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Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Gary DeWood from Spear Education about what we can expect during the Coronavirus crisis. Gary's message is one that we all could use right now and we're grateful for him giving us some time. Some of the things we discussed:

  • What do you do when you find yourself at the edge of the cliff and you don't know what to do?
  • This is a "government mandated" economic downturn which makes it interesting and scary
  • What should we be doing with our teams? What about the potential bill being passed?
  • Tax credits vs. tax "cut"
  • Do a 4 week "break even"
  • Own the fear/angst
  • "It's hard to make a plan when you don't know what the rules are"
  • Furlough vs. layoff
  • What should we expect with regard to infection control? Are "universal precautions" still universal?
  • testing and how many people actually have the virus?
  • hopeful information about this virus
  • what's a the story on the n95 mask
  • How is coronavirus like a horrible game of telephone

Some links from the show:

Spear Online

MedCram youtube channel

The Pennsylvania law referenced (it has been updated)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: ManyChat

Alan: Garmin Connect/My Fitness Pal

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand this and have a great idea for you! What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert like Kay to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

"YAPI POP," what is that? Well, YAPI is all about making things more efficient, including names..POP stands for Practice Online Portal and it’s a way for you to still manager your day, and communicate with patients, from anywhere… You don’t need any expensive Remote Desktop software now to get the most important realtime information about your patients. You can securely sign into YAPI POP using any device to see your schedule, patient medical alerts, previous and upcoming visits and even send or receive realtime texts through YAPI. In fact, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, overnight YAPI just released the ability to mass text all patients on any given appointment date and you can do this from home! It’s a huge time saver and lets you manage each day as your schedule may change with ease. They’re the paperless pros, so now your new or existing patients can do something from home too.. they can sign an online COVID-19 screening form using their own phone or computer prior to dental treatment. YAPI wants you and your patients to stay healthy with easy to use technology. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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.

Direct download: DHP_285_mixdown-auphonic_1_01.mp3
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Dr. Artie Volker is a dentist in Queens, New York. NYC is ground zero of our current Coronavirus crisis and Alan talks with him about what he's seeing on the ground there. The two of them discuss what's going through their heads about the problems dentistry is facing and may face in the future. It turns out that we have a lot more questions than answers!

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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This is part 2 of our discussion with Dr Rick DePaul of Powerprox 6 Month Braces Fame

Highlights include:

  1. Patients want it
  2. Improves your cosmetic “eye”
  3. It sets up cosmetic crown and veneer cases

4. It improves your photography

5. It’s conservative

6. Low start up costs

7. Indirect bracket bonding rocks

8. Digital Planning with Inman Lab

We discuss clear aligners

9. Orthodontics is team driven

10. Orthodontics leads to a lot of other dentistry

Here is the Powerprox website!

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Alan sat down to talk with Jacob, his 10 year old son about our current Coronavirus crisis. It's kind of silly, kind of fun and a little bit of a relief to realize that this kiddo is taking it in stride!

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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 Jason and Alan spend some time checking in after the first serious week of change after the Coronavirus. Both of us have closed our offices to everything except emergencies. Some of the discussion points:

  • What are Jason and Al doing with their practices?
  • How did the “emergency only” decision get made?
  • How are the employees taking it?
  • Everything is happening FAST
  • Feels like a sci-fi movie
  • Feels like we know a tidal wave is coming
  • Offices that are staying open...predictions?
  • Now is the time to contact creditors and see what kind of breaks they can give you
  • What are we doing to keep productive?
  • Podcast: do we keep delivering similar “normal” content?
    • Talk to some people in banking/finance
    • Maybe talk to some people in the dental associations?

Go Hack Yourself

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

"YAPI POP," what is that? Well, YAPI is all about making things more efficient, including names..POP stands for Practice Online Portal and it’s a way for you to still manager your day, and communicate with patients, from anywhere… You don’t need any expensive Remote Desktop software now to get the most important realtime information about your patients. You can securely sign into YAPI POP using any device to see your schedule, patient medical alerts, previous and upcoming visits and even send or receive realtime texts through YAPI. In fact, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, overnight YAPI just released the ability to mass text all patients on any given appointment date and you can do this from home! It’s a huge time saver and lets you manage each day as your schedule may change with ease. They’re the paperless pros, so now your new or existing patients can do something from home too.. they can sign an online COVID-19 screening form using their own phone or computer prior to dental treatment. YAPI wants you and your patients to stay healthy with easy to use technology. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand and made an interesting pitch to me. What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

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.

Direct download: DHP_284_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan speaks with Dr. Caroline Zeller about the evolving coronovirus situation in the United States. Caroline is a dentist in an interesting situation. She has advanced training in oral surgery and splits her time amongst 4 different practices in Oregon delivering oral surgery services to underserved populations. She's working on her masters in public health, she's a delegate to the ADA and she's on the board of the Oregon Dental Association. As well, she has a terrific podcast called "Removing the Bite Block." In the episode we discuss the increasing pressure from our professional organizations for dentists to move to "emergency only" treatment. A few highlights:

  • If you think we're talking about universal precautions, you're missing the point. This is about people staying home and social distancing.
  • What constitutes an emergency: pain, swelling, fever and infection.

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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Sit back, pour yourself a Quarantini (That's 2 parts Gin, 1 Part Emergen-C tablet or Airborne), socially distance yourself, and listen to our main man Rick DePaul of PowerProx 6 Month Braces fame .

We discuss our favorite episodes of "The Office" to kick it off and then get into Rick DePaul's origin story.

How did Rick get into dentistry and subsequently into ortho?

How did Kevin get into ortho?

Do Mac and Zach even know what a bracket is?

How does Rick teach ortho in 2020?

Enjoy and "Spoiler Alert"  we'll catch him next week!

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Jason and Alan got to talk about Nebraska comfort food (Runza) and how to effectively help your patients pay for bigger case dentistry. Dave Roehr of Proceed Finance sat down with Jason and Alan and told them about how he got into the business of patient finance. It's a pretty great story, actually! Be sure to check out Proceed Finance for your big case/elective dentistry needs!

 

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!

Direct download: ep_13_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Zirconia is widely used. Many love it, some hate it. But there aren't many people that know more about it than the one and only Dr. Mike DiTolla! Mike joins Jason and Alan to answer questions from the Dental Hacks Nation about all things zirconia! Some topics we cover:

  • Mike's shoulder surgery experience and why you shouldn't feel too bad about missing a block again.
  • How Mike invented zirconia (Al's word, not his)
  • Is zirconia too strong?
  • Can you bond zirconia? And how does that work?
  • How does the lab approach zirconia (e.g.--die space, etc.)
  • 30 micron margins! Crown margins = really narrow class V restoration
  • Best ways to adjust zirconia (water on, very fine diamond)
  •  Mike and Josh Austin's AMAZING performances at VoD 2020!
  • What is zirconia's Kryptonite and why do we have to clean zirconia before cementing/bonding?
  • Best way to open an access/drill a hold into a zirconia crown and how to repair
  • Blended zirconia materials
  • Will zirconia eventually take over?
  • Cementing vs. bonding
  • The Lipscomb Scale of how much it sucks to remove zirconia crowns
  • How to get some free polishing and cementing tools from Ivoclar-Vivadent

Some links from the show:

Glidewell Laboratory

Optragloss Universal polishers

ContacEZ 

Zir-Cut Burs

Microcopy VF finishers

Ceramir cement

Ivoclean

SpeedCEM Plus

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Organization is so important in all facets of your dental office. You have systems for your front desk. But what about systems for how you handle your clinical set ups? There are a ton of systems for organizing instruments, but our friends at Zirc make it easy for you to pick what’s exactly right for you! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Also, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020...you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Happy St. Hacky's Day! YAPI is celebrating this grand holiday with an iPad giveaway! All you have to do is head over to the Dental Hacks Nation and "like" or comment on the thread featuring the adorable YAPI puppy in his St. Patrick's Day finest! Everyone knows that YAPI are the paperless people and they want to help you get paperless with this amazing iPad giveaway! Go check it out on the Dental Hacks Nation!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Mevo Start streaming camera

Alan: Woebot.io

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.

 

 

 

 

Direct download: DHP_283_mixdown-auphonic_01_01.mp3
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Dr. Randy Houska is an interesting guy. He's a dentist in Vermillion, South Dakota which is home to the University of South Dakota. Alan and Randy discuss the pros and cons of being a dentist in a university town. Then Alan brings up a problem he's having with a particular earworm. Somehow, he can't get "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty out of his head. Then they talked about AC/DC and team building events.  Even though Randy is a self-professed "regular-ass" dentist he has an amazing Twitter following that you should definitely check out! 

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! 

Direct download: ep_12_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Today we discuss what might seem like a mundane topic, yet it's a procedure that most of us do 8 to 16+ times a day and some surprising discussion actually came up from the longest hygiene exam of all-time. Can you make a career out of hygiene checks? Mac tells us about someone who does. How often do you check your patients?How long do you spend in there?   What do you do when something is wrong that might take more time to talk about? Do your hygienists help you fill the schedule if there's something that could be done same day?

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Memorie Valentine is a hygienist with interesting experiences! She's practiced in several states in lots of different kinds of offices and has a lot of wisdom about communicating patient needs. Alan and Memorie talk about the concept of "planting seeds" about treatment. It turns out that some of the the very best people to plant those seeds are the hygienists that spend the bulk of their time with patients! 

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!

Direct download: ep_11_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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How many teeth have we done root canal therapy on that we probably never should have in the first place? It's an uncomfortable topic because we have to be humble about our ability to diagnose and treatment plan for success!

Dr. Lou Berman joined Jason and Alan for an in person interview from the Spear Summit 2019! We dove right in to cover a bunch of interesting endodontic topics!

  • How do you know when you SHOULDN'T start endodontic therapy? How do you evaluate the foundation before the house is built?
  • Creating Spear Education's endodontics curriculum
  • Root resorption...what's up with that? It's not coming from the pulp, it's coming from the periodontium (external)...it's NOT an endodontic problem!
  • Orthodontics and root resorption...feline herpetic viruses?
  • The financial commitment of endo (and retreatment)
  • "Root canals don't work on me"
  • Endo temporaries (why don't we seal the access?)
  • Single appointment endo vs. multiple appointment
  • Leaving teeth open
  • Berman Instruments new premium line!
  • Al's rubber dam clamp!

Some links from the show:

The Scope Curious Facebook group

Enova Illumination

Zumax Microscopes

CJ Optik Microscopes

Global Microscopes

Labomed Microscopes

Berman Instruments

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Practice management software is great. It’s a great big bucket of patient information that you keep adding to every day. You’ve got to have it. But what your practice management software can’t do is tell you when Karen is running late. Or that Bill mentioned in a text that he’s ready to do that crown. Our friends at YAPI love your practice management software, but they want to help you get the most out of it! That’s why they created the “Practice Dashboard.” The Practice Dashboard gives you a bird’s eye view of your office. At a glance, you’ll know patient’s readiness and priority: who is checking in, who is filling out paperwork, who is ready to be seated, who has been waiting for too long and who is running late. This real-time information enables dental teams to optimize patient flow, minimize delays, reduce patients’ wait times and handle the unexpected. So basically, Practice Dashboard from YAPI takes the information in that big bucket and puts it in front of the right people at the right time. Check out Practice Dashboard and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Organization is so important in all facets of your dental office. You have systems for your front desk. But what about systems for how you handle your clinical set ups? There are a ton of systems for organizing instruments, but our friends at Zirc make it easy for you to pick what’s exactly right for you! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Also, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020...you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan:  Carbon Black Non-latex dental dam

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.

Direct download: DHP_282_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Alan had a chance to talk to Clinical Hack Dr. Zach Meiners about what he does when he's not being a dentist! Zach is a Kansas City Chiefs fan and happened to attend the Super Bowl in Miami earlier this year!

  • What you didn't see at the Super Bowl
  • living near decent sport teams
  • how well does he disengaging from the profession when he's not at work?
  • social media: do the positives outweigh the negatives!

The Clinical Hacks!

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!

Direct download: ep_10_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Clinical hacks this week 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 Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

Direct download: CHP_39_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan discuss the coronavirus. Our take is uninformed by evidence. But don't worry. We're totally right. 

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!

Direct download: ep_9_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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If you're a dentist and you are trying to get case acceptance, that means you're a salesperson. You might not love the wording, but the concept is true. If you are explaining the pros and cons of treatment, the benefits of treatment and consequences of no treatment...you're a salesperson! Jeff Palmer of the Case Acceptance Academy explains how to help patients move forward in an ethical and predictable way! We discussed a lot of topics including:

  • Where did Jeff come from? How did he learn his case acceptance techniques.
  • Why is case acceptance part of marketing?
  • How do you measure case acceptance?
  • "Marketing can't control what happens after the phone rings"
  • In person coaching vs. online training (Jeff can do both)
  • The exam isn't the case presentation! (diagnose first, treatment plan second)
  •  "You need a..." is the wrong move after diagnosis
  •  Show, tell, ask
  • After you show the patient then shut up. Don't be the first one to speak.
  • Having a staff member ask the questions that the patient is probably thinking
  • Where is the best place to present the case? (you need a monitor and privacy)
  • Phone skills are KEY!

Some links from the show:

Jeff's website: The Case Acceptance Academy

The Dream podcast

Al's photo: 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you’ve got to be organized. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don’t want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you’re looking for when you’re looking for it! If you’re doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! This is a really cool product and right now Zirc is offering the Dental Hacks Nation a really great price. If you use the coupon code “DHLOCKER” on their website at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker they’re offering 20% off deal of their large or small block locker! This is a shockingly good deal! You’re going to love how Zirc can organize your CAD/CAM work space and you’re going to love 20% off using  Zirc...because time is everything!

If you could take a course from a living legend, wouldn’t you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! And here's the deal...this course is almost sold out, so you need to act now! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

New patient exams are your offices best way to make a great impression! You get to meet the patient, show them the facility, get to know them and what they want from a new dental office. You know what the worst possible situation is? When the patient shows up a touch late and hasn’t filled out any forms. All of the sudden, your team’s schedule is off, your schedule is off and a chance to make a great impression is bogged down by a bunch of nasty paperwork. Our friends at YAPI have this situation solved. New patients of the practice can access your forms directly from your practice website or via email. They can complete and submit their forms from any device. Your team can review submitted forms and quickly import patient information to your practice management software with no manual entry! Check out YAPI’s online forms and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: warrant in debt for collections

Alan: BlueView Varistrip matrix from Garrison Dental Solutions

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.

Direct download: DHP_281_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Lisa Moler of MedMark Media and Dr. Erin Elliott of Erin Elliot fame! They sat down to discuss a bunch of stuff on the second day of Voices of Dentistry! Topics include:

  • How does one start a dental media company?
  • The ZZZ Pack Podcast!
  • Creating publications for specialists
  • Dental Sleep Practice magazine
  • What happens when you catch the sleep bug?
  • Podcasting as "infotainment" (start with the "-tainment", move to the "info-")
  • MedMark and social media...where are the big guys?
  • Put it out there, you can't control how people react to your message
  • Podcasts are social media
  • The community that we've built through podcasting and social media
  • Who are the "right" providers for sleep and airway?
  • You don't have to treat, but you need to screen

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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Sit back and relax while we pound out some Class 4's together.  Kevin hates the really small DILFs, but he's not no problem with the big ones.   Mac and Zach kick it old school with some microhybrid love and try to convince Kevin that his "one composite fits all" just isn't going to cut it for these pesky chips.   We talk matrices, bevels (we like big bevels and we cannot lie), total etch, sandblasting, isolation, composite types, polishing and so much more.  Frankly, in the time it takes to listen to the show you probably could've done 2-3 DILFs and already be back in your private office enjoying a Marlboro Red.

If you have opinions about MILFs please visit our Facebook Page and let us know where we got it right (and by right, we mean wrong).

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Jason and Alan were joined by Tom and Vanessa from Localmed. Localmed was the Platinum sponsor of Voices of Dentistry 2020 and we really appreciate their support! Some of the things we talked about:

  • goats (duh)
  • Tom's elevator pitch (what is Localmed and what does it to)
  •  How to create a chance for a patient to book a real appointment anywhere your practice has presence on the internet!
  •  Will websites eventually be unnecessary?
  • What do smartphone and internet savvy patients really want?

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!

Direct download: ep_7_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Brian Colao knows DSOs. He's an attorney that helps people create and administer DSOs. He's been a frequent guest on the Dental Hacks and he gave Jason and Alan some of his time at the recent Voices of Dentistry meeting. We went deep on the topic of DSOs and covered a lot of information:

  • What is a DSO? (spoiler: "A DSO is an entity that provides nonclinical administrative support services to a dental practice that is owned by a licensed dentist.")
  • From one practice to thousands
  • When did we start to really see DSOs take hold
  • The episode where we met Brian, "DSOs and Digital Smile Design (DHP186)"
  • Was there a DSO bubble?
  •  Denovo vs. Acquisitions
  • What to do if a DSO approaches you?
  • How do you research a DSO that might want to acquire your office?
  • Brian thinks that there is probably a DSO that could fit most any office...go to a conference
  • What are DSO deals looking like for selling dentists?
  • The facts from Brian's mouth to your ears: DSOs are at 23% market penetration in the U.S. dental market right now. He predicts that there will be 80% market penetration in 7-10 years. He feels that you should plan accordingly.
  • EBITA: "Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, and Amortization"
  • What does a DSO look like?

Some links from the show:

Dykema DSO conference (use coupon code: VOD2020 for a discount), July 15-17th at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.

Dykema's website

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Our friends at Cosmedent are offering a course by Dr. Rhodri Thomas called “The Art of Resin.” It’s this coming May 14th and 15th at the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago overlooking Michigan avenue! Rhodri is a dentist and artist who has an interesting take on resin and cosmetic dentistry. Rhodri will demonstrate step-by-step simple and complex Class IVs,  a direct resin veneer, how to mask a discolored tooth and the steps for mastering finishing and polishing. You will be able to practice all the exercises live with Dr. Thomas and gain invaluable feedback as you work. There will also be pre-recorded instructional videos of each stage to ensure everyone is supported regardless of clinical speed. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Rhodri!

Are you in one of those offices where the system for team communication consists of “yelling down the hallway?” Come on guys, that’s so late 90’s. It’s time for you to get up to speed and get your team on the same page! Our friends at YAPI have figured intra office communications out! YAPI understands that a team that communicates is a team that’s happy and productive! Check out YAPI’s intra office messaging and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

OK CAD/CAMmers...I want you to imagine a workspace so clean and organized that you won’t even recognize your operatory. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.The coolest thing about the Block Organizer is how it was created to fit within existing cabinets! You won’t need to change anything in your workflow except the extra time that you’ll save! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Toys That Made Us

Alan: NSK Forza M5

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.

Direct download: DHP_280_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Today's episode of Dental Hacks Shorts is actually an episode of "The Peaceful Practice" podcast that Alan does with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski. It's a departure from the Dental Hacks, yet I think it's a good one to hear! Please enjoy our discussion of "getting outside your comfort zone!"

With Dawn's kettlebell competition looming, Alan and Dawn discuss the path to self actualization being paved with discomforts, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  

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!

Direct download: ep_6_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Controversy this week! Kevin Fryer is pro-biteguard with his NTI's and sleep appliances. Mac goes on a mile long rant about biteguards and how much they suck. Frankly it's the most passion I've seen from Mac on a dental topic. Zach is pro-biteguard but despite efforts to make biteguards affordable, they are still a tough sell and even tougher to get people to comply with.

We discuss various types of niteguards and how we make them and implement them in our offices. Occlusion and biteguards a a divisive topic and if you want to weigh in and let us know how wrong we are, please head to the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

Direct download: CHP_ep_37_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Mike Keller (aka: "Soft Hands") joined Alan once again to talk about the he practices dentistry! A self professed "regular ass" dentist is co-owner of a large (by Al's standards, anyhow) practice in Delaware. Some of the things we talked about:

  • what it's like to own but not manage (unicorn?)
  • why does he dislike "blue" days? (scheduling)
  • Mike describes the beach life in Delaware
  • Al is not good at plowing snow
  • Can you quit social media?
  • Al's Rio 800 mp3 player

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!

Direct download: ep_5_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!

  • How did Jeni and Vince start with Instagram? For patients? For dentists?
  • Sharing vs. oversharing (authenticity helps define this)
  • Content creators and "feeding the beast"
  • What works on Instagram
  • Alan's fat thumbs
  • How to delegate office social media
  • How do you know what will get social media traction? (Goats, the answer is goats.)
  • Instagram Stories vs. main page
  • Al's bleach accident on his dad
  • Jeni and Vince are engaged to be married and they work together (a little bit...not full time)
  • Vince's amazing/interesting business model (traveling orthodontist)
  • Bioclear + orthodontics is a match made in heaven
  • Selling and buying specialty practices
  • CE for specialists (orthodontists specifically)
  • Orthodontists and aligners. Is there such a thing as a "plastic only" office?
  • Should someone else do your social media/Instagram? (spoiler: NO!)

Some links from the show

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

This one goes out to all the CAD/CAMming, chairside milling, single appointment crowning folks in the Dental Hacks Nation. Y’all folks don’t always get the love that you deserve, but today is your day. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.  Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Let’s say you’re at the Chicago Midwinter meeting and you’re looking for a great ramen restaurant. There are a lot of them, so how do you choose? Well obviously...you look at the reviews! Consumers are drawn to good reviews when they’re looking for any kind of business and your dental office is no different. Our friends at YAPI understand this. YAPI™ generates quality, authentic online reviews by automatically inviting your patients to leave reviews on the sites that matter most, such as Google, Facebook, and Healthgrades. With YAPI™, your patients get an automatic review request via SMS with a link that allows them to post a review while they are still in your office or any time later. YAPI™ also makes it easy for your patients to relate any negative experience directly with your practice. This feature helps collect feedback from patients, and it encourages any patient who may have had less than ideal experience to reach out to your practice and share their concerns privately. Your office can really benefit from great reviews in all the right places and YAPI can make it happen! Check out Instareview and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

If you had the chance to take a course from a living legend, wouldn't you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DYNAVISTA Full Motion Universal Ceiling Projector Mount Bracket

Alan: The Antigen Podcast and Call Her Daddy Podcast

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

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

 

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!

  • How did Jeni and Vince start with Instagram? For patients? For dentists?
  • Sharing vs. oversharing (authenticity helps define this)
  • Content creators and "feeding the beast"
  • What works on Instagram
  • Alan's fat thumbs
  • How to delegate office social media
  • How do you know what will get social media traction? (Goats, the answer is goats.)
  • Instagram Stories vs. main page
  • Al's bleach accident on his dad
  • Jeni and Vince are engaged to be married and they work together (a little bit...not full time)
  • Vince's amazing/interesting business model (traveling orthodontist)
  • Bioclear + orthodontics is a match made in heaven
  • Selling and buying specialty practices
  • CE for specialists (orthodontists specifically)
  • Orthodontists and aligners. Is there such a thing as a "plastic only" office?
  • Should someone else do your social media/Instagram? (spoiler: NO!)

Some links from the show

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

This one goes out to all the CAD/CAMming, chairside milling, single appointment crowning folks in the Dental Hacks Nation. Y’all folks don’t always get the love that you deserve, but today is your day. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.  Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Let’s say you’re at the Chicago Midwinter meeting and you’re looking for a great ramen restaurant. There are a lot of them, so how do you choose? Well obviously...you look at the reviews! Consumers are drawn to good reviews when they’re looking for any kind of business and your dental office is no different. Our friends at YAPI understand this. YAPI™ generates quality, authentic online reviews by automatically inviting your patients to leave reviews on the sites that matter most, such as Google, Facebook, and Healthgrades. With YAPI™, your patients get an automatic review request via SMS with a link that allows them to post a review while they are still in your office or any time later. YAPI™ also makes it easy for your patients to relate any negative experience directly with your practice. This feature helps collect feedback from patients, and it encourages any patient who may have had less than ideal experience to reach out to your practice and share their concerns privately. Your office can really benefit from great reviews in all the right places and YAPI can make it happen! Check out Instareview and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

If you had the chance to take a course from a living legend, wouldn't you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DYNAVISTA Full Motion Universal Ceiling Projector Mount Bracket

Alan: The Antigen Podcast and Call Her Daddy Podcast

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

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

 

 

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Dr. Margaret Frankel and her assistant Dena Grissman are a dental team by day and competitive ice skaters on the weekends! Alan had a chance to talk with them about their history as friends, skating teammates and now co-workers! Margaret and Dena will be heading to an upcoming national competition in the coming weeks!

 

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!

 

Direct download: ep_4_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Another episode live from VoD!   This time we get Daniel Smith, DDS in the hot seat and he talks about transitioning his office from a privately owned family business to a Heartland owned DSO.

What are the pros?   What are the cons?   Does Daniel have to sell every patient 4 quads of SRP and 87 sites of Arestin?    Is every DO a crown now?

We talk a little more business than usual this week, but also tried to touch on some of the clinical stigmas that DSO's may or may not be known for.

Are you with a DSO?   If so let us know what your experience is like on the Clinical Hacks FB Page!

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Category:dental -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

It's OK if you don't like surgery. No really...you don't have to love everything about dentistry. Dr. Craig Harder is a self professed "regular ass" dentist from Moses Lake, WA and he joined Alan on the day before the Voices of Dentistry meeting started to talk about some great stuff:

  • You could potentially survive for a year eating only potatoes.
  • Some dentists don't like surgery. And they're still good people.
  • Surgery--->more complications than crowns and filling
  • It's all about the reps...including how to handle complications
  • Hands on surgery courses should allow you to treat implant/surgery complications
  • Orthodontics is a whole different animal than dentistry. Treating faces vs. teeth.
  • Craig has a special olfactory superpower. 

 

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!

 

Direct download: ep_3_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT