The Dental Hacks Podcast (dental)

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!

Direct download: CHP_ep_52_Frank-auphonic_01.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ep_297_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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.

 

 

Direct download: ep_296.1_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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!

 

Direct download: DHP_ep_50_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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.

Direct download: DHP_295_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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 EST

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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 EST

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!

Direct download: DHP_43_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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!

 

Direct download: ep_16_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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!

Direct download: CHP_ep_42__mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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!

 

Direct download: ep_15_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

 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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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!

Direct download: ep_14_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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!

Direct download: CHP_41-auphonic_01.mp3
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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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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?

Direct download: CHP_ep_40_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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: 

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

 

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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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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!

 

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The Dental Hacks were joined by two rock stars for an amazing Brain Trust at the Voices of Dentistry meeting! Dr. Danny Domingue and Dr. Daniel Smith joined Jason and Alan at their booth in Scottsdale to talk about a variety of interesting topics!

  • The Holidome where VoD #1 took place
  • Danny Domingue's incredible residency experiences
  • Daniel Smith's military AEGD and life on a ship
  • Dr. Justin Moody throwing stuff at us
  • Al's norovirus experience
  • The best implant training options
  • Working with family as a dentist
  • What do you do when you aren't being a dentist?
  • Dr. Cory Glenn and his Walmart pants

Some links from the show:

Daniel Smith's episode of the Alan Mead Experience

Loma Linda implant residency

Implant Pathway

Implants in Black and White

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!

Zirc has something new and cool for CAD/CAM dental teams! When it comes to storing milling blocks for CAD/CAM Milling Machines, they can often end up scattered in drawers. This makes it impossible to take inventory at a glance or find what you need when you need it. The new Block Organizer™ is here to help! They fit inside most drawers and are designed to help organize the chaos by providing a well labeled, storage system within your existing cabinetry. 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!

Why pay 4 different places for 4 different services when YAPI can do it all for you for one great price? Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI .YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Otter AI

Alan: Brasseler/NSK electric surgical handpiece

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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Image result for Dr. Melissa ZettlerDentists and their toys. We're famous for it. Is it a bad idea? Good idea?

Dr. Melissa Zettler joins Alan to talk about some of the toys they've recently purchased (Al got another microscope, Melissa got the Primescan). Is it always a bad idea? What about when it makes you more excited to go to work? Return on investment is often difficult to calculate on a new piece of equipment or fun instrument. But sometimes a toy can give you the shot in the arm that you've been looking for. Melissa and Al are both mid-career dentists and they discuss the fact that this quandary about dental toys might not apply to younger dentists due to the increase debt loads that they face.

 

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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Welcome to season 1, episode 35 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The Clinical Hacks Live from VOD!

Highlights include:

  • The gang is back together live!
  • The gang discusses the State Of The Union
  • And regular ass dentistry
  • And a Clinical Hacks love fest
  • Shout out to the Ketodontist, Matthew Standridge
  • Shout out to August De Oliveira
  • Shout out to T-Bone
  • Shout out to Erin Elliott
  • Shout out to Digital Enamel
  • Shout out to Steak 44
  • Go Chiefs!
  • What do the fans want to hear about?
  • Come to VOD 2021
  • Mac Jones word count… many

 

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

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

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

Direct download: DHS01.mp3
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Jason and Alan did a thing at Voices of Dentistry 2020! We entitled the podcast "7 Hacks for Your Practice" and it was a lot of fun! We talked about 7 things that we've used or done in our practices and we think they might be helpful for you, too!

  1. Startup Hacks with Jason
  2. the WAMkey (GoldenDent)
  3. Using Invisalign in practice (Invisalign)
  4. Having a parent as a dentist
  5. Headlamps (Enova Illumination)
  6. WaveOne System by Dentsply Sirona 
  7. The Dental Hacks Academy

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Can you really have "one cement to rule them all?" Cosmedent thinks so. They've got a new self etching resin cement that is really easy to clean up, has low film thickness and handles like a dream. If you've been hesitant to move to a resin cement for everything...Rock cement may be just the thing you need! Plus...if you use coupon code "ROCK" at checkout on Cosmedent's website, you'll get 20% off of your ROCK order! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/rock!

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 Clinical Hacks Get White

Highlights include:

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The one and only Dr. David Clark of Bioclear fame joins the Dental Hacks to talk about what's new in injection molded composite dentistry! Some of the highlights:

  • The 3M/Bioclear Road Show for 2020 dates are now available!
  • Why do dentists focus on shade match so much?
  • David's materials selection:
  • Smoothness >>> shape >>> shade
  • How is Bioclear going to change black triangles?
  • Black triangles are uglier to people than dark teeth or crowded teeth
  • What is a "Bioclear specialist"
  • What is black triangle certification?
  • What's the easiest way to become certified for black triangles?
  • David Clark wants Alan to teach a certification course
  • Bioclear in the dental schools!

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Dr. Corky Willhite is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in the U.S. and he's an amazing teacher. He's offering his course "Ultimate Esthetics: Anterior Composite Compositions."  The course is offered May 20-2, 2020 at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Corky covers treatment planning, execution and even marketing of cosmetic composite rehabs. This is a one of a kind course and not to be missed! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DSD (Digital Smile Design) App

Alan: The American Glutton 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.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: DSD App/certification

Alan: American Glutton

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Welcome to season 1, episode 33 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The Clinical Hacks Get High

Highlights include:

  • Go Chiefs!
  • We pimp Voices Of Dentistry
  • We discuss treating nitrous oxide in the dental office
  • Zach is pro
  • Kevin con
  • Zach has his office plumbed
  • Kevin recommends this class for oral sedation
  • Both agree nitrous oxide is good for same day dentistry
  • Zach explains his protocol
  • Kevin discusses hair care tips
  • Mac Jones word count …zero
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Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani to talk about building a team! Some of the highlights:

  • What is the Pride Institute and why are they now a part of Spear Education?
  • What can you learn from an 83 year old dentist that's trying to put together a cohesive, caring and efficient team after losing most of this team to retirement?
  • What was it like to live in the shadow of a family member in the profession?
  • What kind of markers do we use to indicate expertise in our profession's leaders? How important are they?
  • How to use your vulnerability to improve
  • How can you use negative feedback to make you better?
  • Who needs therapy? Maybe everyone?
  • How do you justify feedback from a partner or team member who is younger or "less qualified?"
  • Intention is everything when it comes to negative feedback
  • How do you deliver negative feedback? How can you make it a positive experience?
  • What does a speaker do with a "tough crowd?"

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

3D printing party in Richmond, VA on April 17-18th!

Behind the Smiles podcast with Dr. Gina Dorfman

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is next freaking week! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

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: Roland Go: Livecast

Alan: Vivobarefoot Ababa leather shoes

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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Highlights include:

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Jason and Alan spoke with Dr. Marcos Vargas who is an educator and teacher. Marcos teaches at the University of Iowa and explains why today's dental schools aren't maybe the same animal as they were 20 years ago.

  • layering, color matching and how materials are simplifying
  • simplifying means less inventory
  • 3M universal shades are essentially the body shades from Filtek Supreme Ultra
  • layering vs. bulk fill
  • insurance patients vs. layering and "ultimate esthetics"
    • "insurance company pays for function"
  • what dentists know about teeth vs. what patients know about teeth
  • what's new with 3M bulk fill technology
  • Marcos's schedule at University of Iowa is split between research, lecture and clinical instruction
  • How to practice in a dental school
  • Dental school isn't what it used to be, it's much better to be a dental student now!
  • Teaching digital dentistry in dental school
  • Do dental students understand the debt that they're getting into?

The Dental Hacks also had a chance to talk with Dr. Paul Feurstein! Paul is a dentist, writer and educator and let's be honest...he's a dental meeting warrior!

  • Paul celebrates his 50th GNYDM
  • He goes to a LOT of dental shows
  • Dentists as inventors
  • Are dental products addressing problems that we don't have?
  • Paul has created a dental character and now he's become it!
  • How is he using SDF?
  • Paul's connection to 3M

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

Jason's upcoming Cosmedent course (September 10-11, 2020)

Spear Education

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Can you really have "one cement to rule them all?" Cosmedent thinks so. They've got a new self etching resin cement that is really easy to clean up, has low film thickness and handles like a dream. If you've been hesitant to move to a resin cement for everything...Rock cement may be just the thing you need! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/rock!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Movies that Made Us

(The actor that Al couldn't remember: Jackie Earle Haley)

Alan: Global Surgical Microsurgeon's 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 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_ep_274_mixdown.mp3
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The Clinical Hacks Ring In The Dam New Year!

Highlights include:

Direct download: CHP_ep_31_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Jason Smithson, this time with a "face to face" interview from the 2019 Spear Summit! The Hacks had a chance to see Jason speak twice on the first leg of his "North American tour" and we got all the details of what's coming up for one of our favorite educators and clinicians! Some highlights include:

  • The Arizona--->North Carolina-->Philadelphia tour
  • Simplifying posterior composites
  • bulk fill composites are ready for prime time
  • Social media and the "I can't do that" phenomenon
  • Anterior layering and being too thick
  • The return of anterior gold restorations
  • People pay for what they want, not what they "need"
  • Jason's treatment planning procedure, "a method of co-discovery"
  • treating to health vs. treating for esthetics
  • Demanding vs. Demands
  • Committing to a practice philosophy
  • If you can, should you? (the ethics of different tiers of dentistry)
  • How "minimally invasive" dentistry is making things difficult for esthetic outcomes

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

Jason's upcoming Cosmedent course (September 10-11, 2020)

Spear Education

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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!

Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage. If you use the coupon code "MIRROR" at checkout you'll receive a "buy one Mirror Image, get one Mirror Image for free" deal for first time users!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix

Alan: Carbon from Cranberry

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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Happy New Year Dental Hacks Nation! We're doing some rebranding of the Dental Hacks Daily and Alan talks about that on today's episode!

Coming in February 2020...Dental Hacks Shorts!

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Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Tarun Agarwal!

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Jason and Alan are joined by two dental social media rock stars, Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS and Irene Iancu (aka: toothlife.irene) of the Tooth or Dare podcast!

David knows young dentists. He's an educator and coach and spends a lot of his time helping new dentists find their way after dental school. His message is a lot more hopeful than what you hear from some people and his reach is really huge! David also spent some time talking about 3M's new Xerostomia Relief Spray. Dentistry hasn't done a great job for our patients with dry mouth and 3M has made a product that can really make a difference for them!

Irene Iancu is a hygienist, educator, social media maven and entrepreneur! She's got a great podcast called "Tooth or Dare" and she'll be podcasting live at the Voices of Dentistry with her new co-host. She's fascinating on a lot of levels, but we spent a lot of time explaining how she, as a hygienist, is opening a dental practice! If you've ever wondered how a dental practice owned by a "nondentist" can work, this is really interesting stuff! Apparently delays in dental office building affect everyone!

Some links from the show:

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

Vote for the Dental Hacks for "Favorite Dental Podcast of 2019!"

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 can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Steelmade USA flat top grill

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

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

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 30 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back for another podcast

Highlights include:

  • Zach’s top three Christmas movies are: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and A Christmas Carol….with Captain Picard…
  • Mac’s favorite Christmas movies are : National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Friday After Next and Love Actually.
  • Kevin’s favorite  Christmas movies are : It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job Merry Chrimbus Special

We talk about sectional matrices

Kevin uses Triodent from Ultradent

Mac uses Triodent Super Curve and rarely Bioclear

Zach uses iMatrix by Pacdent

Mac mentions margin elevation bands

Zach sometimes used a Greater Curve band

All use a Tofflemire for a sole distal lesion

Mac’s top 3 products he’s thankful for:

LM dental ergomax mirror handles and Zirc crystal HD mirror heads

The Planmeca Cone Beam

The 301T dental elevator by Zoll Dental

The NSK electric Handpiece

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_ep_30_mixdown_01.mp3
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Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Tarun Agarwal!

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Teresa Duncan joins Alan to talk about the recently legal action taken by the American Dental Association against Delta Dental. Teresa's company is Odyssey Management where she used to be primarily a consultant. Now she spends most of her time educating dental teams about all things dental insurance!

This timely topic is a "must hear" for all dentists and their teams. Teresa features an in depth discussion about the lawsuit on her own podcast, "Nobody Told Me That with Teresa Duncan."

  • So what does this lawsuit mean for me?
  • The three main points of the lawsuit:
    • market allocation conspiracy
    • price fixing conspiracy
    • revenue restriction conspiracy
  • monopsony is a market structure in which a single buyer substantially controls the market as the major purchaser of goods and services offered by many would-be sellers.
  • The CEO pay gap between Delta and other "for profit" companies
  • Delta Dental "reserves"
  • Claims processors = data collection for insurance companies
  • Speculation on what might happen with this lawsuit
  • Al pitches the ADA on a podcast

Some links from the show:

Teresa's podcast episode about the ADA lawsuit against Delta Dental

The article by Dr. Mike Davis from Dentistry Today

The actual "marked up" lawsuit (caution: heavy legalese)

Employers Dental Services (EDS)

Teresa's book, "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations"

The Top 5 Reasons to go to VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas!)

  1. Our amazing speaker lineup!
  2. Enova Illumination is bringing the Zumax microscopes! Also custom, made-in-the-USA loupes and headlamps!
  3. Over 25 podcasters doing their live podcasting thing!
  4. Dr. Mark Costes' biceps
  5. Scottsdale, AZ in January!

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

Vote for the Dental Hacks for "Favorite Dental Podcast of 2019!"

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 can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Mem-Lok membranes by Biohorizons

Alan: Harley Quinn on DC Universe

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_ep_271_mixdown_01.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 28 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back together and we're talking about one of the least favorite part of our jobs, numbing people up.

Highlights this week include:

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

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

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

Direct download: CHP_29_mixdown_01.mp3
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Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!

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Jason and Alan had the chance to interview a bunch of superstars at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in NYC! 3M let us use their amazing booth to speak with some really interesting folks including Dr. John Weston and Dr. Artie Volker!

John is a frequent speaker on cosmetic and restorative dentistry and the Hacks talked with him about the ins and outs of seating indirect restorations!

  • The only cement in John's office: Unicem 2
  • Treating Zirconia...how do you clean (Zirconia Oxide...Ivoclean, Zirclean)
  • Unicem 2 cementation technique (one second, tack cure)
  • Multiple unit cementation (light cure)
  • QwikStrip
  • Do you really even need Ivoclean? Could alcohol or hypochlorite work? (3M says yes!)
  • Try on protocols
  • High Translucency zirconia vs. lithium disilicate
  • Anesthesia for crown cementation (almost never!)
    • gluma for the unanesthetized  patient

Artie Volker has been on the show a bunch of times and the native New Yorker doesn't disappoint! Jason and Alan discussed composites and the Bioclear method with him, with the one and only Dr. David Clark jumping in a couple times to steal the show! (he just couldn't resist!)

  • Artie took a train to see us at the GNYDM!
  • The scourge of "black triangles!"
  • Using Bioclear to finish orthodontics/Invisalign
  • The Bioclear road show
  • Patient centered vs. dentist centered care and "Show me the x-ray!"

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

Vote for the Dental Hacks for "Favorite Dental Podcast of 2019!"

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 can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: American Academy of Clear Aligners

Alan: Gutta-Smart by Dentsply Sirona

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_ep_270_mixdown_01.mp3
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Do us a favor and go vote for the Dental Hacks podcast at www.dentalhacks.com/vote!

Enjoy a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Ryan McCall!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 28 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

Mac Jones passed out just prior to the recording due to stress and anxiety, don't worry he's ok

Kevin and Zach powered through.  This was recording during Thanksgiving week and the gang wanted to give thanks for different dental products that make their life easier or save/make them money.

Highlights include, but are not limited to:

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

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

Direct download: CHP_28_mixdown_01.mp3
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Do us a favor and go vote for the Dental Hacks podcast at www.dentalhacks.com/vote!

Enjoy a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Ryan McCall!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Classic_ep_3_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan had the privilege to speak with Dr. Rebecca Bockow, a dual trained orthodontist/periodontist and cutting edge advocate for understanding airway. Rebecca has been teaching at Spear Education for a couple of years and will be one of the instructors in the newly revamped "interdisciplinary treatment planning" course that Spear is putting together. She's also been featured on our "Queens of the Airway" episodes as well. The Dental Hacks had a wide ranging discussion with Rebecca which included:

  • How does a dentist decide on a dual specialty and why orthodontics/periodontics? (spoiler: she almost ended up as a prosthodontist!)
  • Expansion before expansion was cool
  • The Airway "Ah HA" moment
  • How teaching is a type of marketing for a reknowned specialist like Rebecca
  • The paradigm shift to treating younger patients orthodontically
  • Pediatric airway screening with a one page questionnaire
  • What in the whole world needs to change to better address airway issues
  • How can regular dentists understand and evaluate the literature about airway
  • How to rehabilitate a patient with excessive wear/gummy smile and more
  • Looking at how the malocclusion/skeletal development came to be
  • What's Rebecca's "elevator pitch" about how to incorporate airway into your practice
  • How do gummy smiles and airway relate to each other?
  • How to open the palatal suture once you're an adult (TAD expanders vs. Hyrax expanders)
  • Surgery + orthodontics = airway magic
  • What % of people breathe through their nose?
  • How do we evaluate tongue tie?

Becca is a genius and if you get a chance to see her teach, DO NOT MISS IT!

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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 can help make all of your holiday dreams come true! Jason was dreaming of smooth and effortless front desk efficiency and a giant YAPI puppy explained how his dreams could be reality! Go get your own YAPI puppy by getting a demo at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: 00s Rock Anthems

 

Alan: J. Geils Band, "Showtime"

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_ep_269_mixdown_01.mp3
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Enjoy the second episode of the Dental Hacks Podcast! 

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Enjoy the very first episode in of the Dental Hacks Podcast! 

Direct download: Classic_ep_1_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Mitch Ellingson about running a business. Mitch is in charge of Spear Practice Solutions, the business/consulting arm of Spear Education. Most dentists are going to run into this quandry...how can you be a great clinician and run a great business. Mitch has some thoughts. A lot of them as it turns out! Some of what we discussed:

  • The difference between a consultant and a business system
  • Can your life look like a Newport cigarette commercial?
  • What does "big data" look like with Spear Practice Solutions?
  • Case acceptance...it's not like you think (spoiler: it's about recare efficiency)
  • What is leadership really? How can Spear Practice Solutions help with this?
  • Are consultants really just brought in to fire someone?
  • How does investing in the team make a difference in your leadership and team performance?
  • Garbage in/Garbage out and practice management software

Links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Practice Solutions

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "HACKS10" on their website they'll give you a$10 off when you buy a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

You need a YAPI puppy! No seriously, you do! They're adorable, snuggly and useful! You can clean all your screens (phone, iPad, computer) with their tummies and you can get one for free just by getting a free demo of all that YAPI can do for you! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

You know Jason Smithson from numerous appearances on the Dental Hacks and you typically think of him as a direct composite guru. But did you know he also is an amazing teacher of ceramics? You can watch his course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" at any time and on any device from the comfort of your own couch! He covers all kinds of veneer preps (including 0.3 mm reduction veneers) and vertical preparations! Cosmedent is offering this virtual course and giving listeners of the Dental Hacks a great discount! Use coupon code "HACKS" at checkout at dentalhacks.com/virtualJason for $100 off the course!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: SprintRay Pro

Alan: WaterPik Water Flosser

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_ep_268_mixdown_01.mp3
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Let's say you had a chance to go back in time and tell yourself something about the future. Today Dr. Drew Byrnes is going to look back over the last two years of building his office to tell us what he might have done differently!

Some links from the show:

Park Smiles Dentistry (Drew's office)

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

 

Direct download: Drew_Byrnes_144.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 26 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

You're in for a treat today as we have Joshua Austin DDS as our guest.  Josh is a podcaster (Working Interferences),  an author (Pearls for your Practice - Dental Economics), a lecturer, and is generally "kind of a big deal".

Today we talk about composites and specifically Bulk Fills.

Highlights include:

- What makes a bulk fill a bulk fill?

- Does bulk fill mean the whole tooth gets filled up every time?

- What's the downside to bulk fills?

- What about dual-cure / auto-cure Bulk fills?

- Who in the clinical hacks is bulk filling?

- What about the o.g. bulk fill amalgam?  Or Glass Ionomer?

- Josh cites studies, that's big time for us regular ass dentists.

- Follow @dentinaltube on Instagram for biomaterials goodness.

- What material would Josh use on his #1 fan?

- Powerfill / Powercure - what's the story?

- Everyone in this podcast will be at VoD presenting.. and you should come as well!

 

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

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

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_ep_26_01.mp3
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Missy Fryer does a lot of things well. One of her best things...financial consults with patients. On today's Dental Hacks Daily she explains EXACTLY how to present financials to patients! She explains the "three positive response" rule and the training that any team member has to have before they can talk financials with patients.

Some links from the show:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Voices of Dentistry

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

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

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

Some links from the show:

Sternal Rub

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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!

Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage. If you use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout you'll receive a "buy one Mirror Image, get one Mirror Image for free" deal!

You need a YAPI puppy! No seriously, you do! They're adorable, snuggly and useful! You can clean all your screens (phone, iPad, computer) with their tummies and you can get one for free just by getting a free demo of all that YAPI can do for you! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "MAGIC" on their website they'll give you a free trial kit of Mirror Magic with the purchase of a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

Go Hack Yourself

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

Alan: The Mandalorian, Disney+

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

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

 

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Our clinical outcomes often depend on light cured materials. Dentists take for granted that their lights are delivering the right amount of energy, but how can you know? If you have more than one light, are they delivering the same amount? How can you make sure you aren't undercuring your light activated materials while minimizing the heat from your curing light? Alan and Jason are joined by Dr. Chris Salierno and Chris Felix of Bluelight Analytics to talk about curing lights! Chris is the chief scientist at Bluelight Analytics which is a company that helps dentists measure the quality and intensity of the curing lights in dental offices.

Our friends at Bluelight are giving away one of their checkUP devices with a 1 year subscription on the Dental Hacks Nation! All you have to do is like and comment on our post there and you're entered to win!

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

 

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The last time we checked in with Dr. Drew Byrnes, he was just starting the building process of his beautiful new office. Now he's been in the new office for some months and he's got lots to say about the whole process! Drew tells us everything...the good, the bad and the ugly about the construction of his beautiful new office!

Some links from the show:

Park Smiles Dentistry (Drew's office)

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

 

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Jason and Alan had the privilege of sitting down with the one and only Dr. Frank Spear. We had an hour during the Spear Summit to pick up where we left off from episode 235 and it was very interesting. Frank opened the meeting with a talk that discussed the stories that dentists tell each other about where the profession is going and then presented some data that suggests a lot of these stories aren't exactly true. Some of the things we discussed:

  • Why do insurance companies cover thing so differently from state to state?
  • The beauty of practicing in groups. But not necessarily a DSO.
  • Could someone become Frank Spear in the way that Frank did considering student debt as it is now?
  • How did beautiful temporaries make a difference in Frank's career?
  • Why does Frank feel responsible to help the narrative that dentists tell each other?
  • What's the data the Frank would really like to see?
  • Why is it so impossible to compare dental businesses and income across the country? How can you compare apples to apples?
  • Take home message: things are better than dentists are telling themselves!
  • What is dental school like when your dad is Frank Spear?
  • How could dental school teach things with more context?
  • Are there useful parallels between dental and medical education?
  • How will Frank's teaching schedule be changing in the future?
  • How is the curriculum at Spear Education changing?
  • What kind of "big numbers" has Frank been impressed with lately? (spoiler: it has to do with Spear Practice Solutions)

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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!

You know Jason Smithson from numerous appearances on the Dental Hacks and you typically think of him as a direct composite guru. But did you know he also is an amazing teacher of ceramics? You can watch his course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" at any time and on any device from the comfort of your own couch! He covers all kinds of veneer preps (including 0.3 mm reduction veneers) and vertical preparations! Cosmedent is offering this virtual course and giving listeners of the Dental Hacks a great discount! Use coupon code "HACKS" at checkout at dentalhacks.com/virtualJason for $100 off the course!

Not all "paperless" is the same. You don't have to look any further than your office manager! YAPI can help them avoid repetitive tasks that kill productivity at the front desk! YAPI was the first and the best at paperless.  Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special offer to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "HACKSPINK" on their website they'll give you a free 50-pack of Pink Petals when you buy a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: WaveOne Gold System

Alan: Berman Instruments Premium Line

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_ep_266_mixdown_01.mp3
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Everything is marketing. From the parking lot, to the reception area to the way your team treats your patients...it's all marketing. Missy Fryer joins Alan to explain how a well trained team is probably some of the best marketing dollars you can spend! Missy explains how the "Dental Assistant Survival Guide-Beyond Spit Sucking" and the "Marketing Survival Guide" can change the way you and your team look at marketing your practice.

Some links from the show:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Voices of Dentistry

Buckeye Dental productions offer the best in team training and they're offering a great discount (5% off any order on top of any other discounts) just by using the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check out their amazing Survival Guides and get your team up to speed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/buckeyedentalproductions!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 24 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews the legend himself Dr Wade Pilling about full mouth rehabilitations.

Highlights include:

- Kevin begs Wade to come to VOD 2020

  • Wade does helicopter skiing, Kevin does not, but he does ski!
  • Wade went to dental school in Louisville Kentucky and practices near Boise Idaho
  • Wade markets to patients to get them motivated for FMRs
  • A lot of FMR patients need orthodontics first
  • Periodontics is important in FMR
  • The records appointment is the most important
  • Photos, Panadent face bow, bite registrations and mock ups with composite.
  • Show the patient their mock up in their own mouth
  • Here is a link to Wade’s course in  2020

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

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

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

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