The Dental Hacks Podcast (dental)

Alan talks with Dr. Bart Schultz about his strategy of using multiple consults. Who gets them and why? If you're diagnosing and treatment planning comprehensive care or even if you just aspire to, Bart has some strategies you can use!

Even better, he describes his killer line for discussing compromise treatment with his patients! 

Komet wants you to try their Footsie polishers! The pinwheel shaped polishers with a funny name give some AMAZING results! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/footsie.

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Today Alan talks with Dr. Lance Timmerman about how he started learning to diagnose and treat sleep apnea and other airway problems. They discuss the right way to learn about and incorporate airway and sleep into your practice!

Lance's links:

The Working Interferences podcast

Komet wants you to try their Footsie polishers! The pinwheel shaped polishers with a funny name give some AMAZING results! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/footsie.

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This is an episode that's been a long time in the making! Alan is joined by the co-hosts of "A Tale of Two Hygienists," a podcast focusing on dental hygiene! If you haven't heard the show, you should check it out! We recorded these interviews at the Chicago Midwinter last February and this found footage is pretty great!

For the first half of the interview Andrew Johnson and his brother Mike Johnson tell Alan all about how "restorative hygiene" works. This is a style of hygiene practice that you might not be familiar with, but these guys really get it and they've got lots to say about it!

Then Michelle joins us to talk about midlevel providers of all types and where dental hygiene fits into all of it. These hygienists are passionate about their profession and they've got some interesting viewpoints!

Some links from the show: 

Tepe USA

"A Tale of Two Hygienists" on iTunes

This week's Clinical Hack of the Week is from Dr. Brian McGue. He gives us a tip about how to create solid interproximal contacts in posterior composites in rotated or "long reach" situations. He mentioned the PerForm contact instrument by Garrison Dental.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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.comGo check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

There's nothing better than when a good product is made EVEN better! Our favorite provisional material, Mirror Image, just got even better! It's now available in 50mL cartridges or 10mL syringes to fit everyone's restorative style and tray! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage!

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: "Adjusting and Polishing Zirconia Restorations" by Dr. Bob Winter on Spear Education online

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

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

 

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Jason had a chance to talk with Dr. Gina Dorfman, the creator of Yapi! Everyone knows that dental offices need systems, but no one ever talks about how to create them...until now! Gina and Jason dive deep on how to create systems and how to involve your team in building them!

Gina's links:

Yapi Paperless Dental Software

Check out the Cerabur from Komet USA! It's a ceramic round bur for your slow speed and it's a whole new experience in caries removal! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cerabur!

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani. Dr. Mitrani is a member of the resident faculty of Spear Education. He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and did his prosthodontic residency at the University of Washington. He was a classmate of one of our previous guests, Dr. Gregg Kinzer.

In today's episode we range widely over patient communications, what patients understand about the treatment we offer and how we can thread the needle between our patient's perceptions of overtreatment and negligence. We think you'll really enjoy our conversation and you'll be seeing lots more of Ricardo!

Links from the show:

Clinical Hack of the Week: Dr. Georg Benjamin from Berlin, Germany tells us how he uses air abrasion to help him find canals in endodontic access preparations! Here are some photos:

[caption id="attachment_856" align="alignleft" width="1201"] before using air abrasion[/caption][caption id="attachment_857" align="alignleft" width="1269"] after air abrasion[/caption][caption id="attachment_858" align="alignleft" width="1201"] final access preparation[/caption]

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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.comGo check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Dr. Dipesh Parmar is coming to the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago and he's focusing on anterior composite restorations! If you're looking to up your anterior composite layering game, this is the course for you! Go check out "Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations" at dentalhacks.com/DipeshParmar!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Biohorizons Overdenture attachments

Alan: Three Men and a Tenor, "25"

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

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

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Al talks with his dental school classmate/best friend Dr. Bart Schultz about big case dentistry. Bart has done extensive training in implants and reconstruction through Misch and Spear among others. He's one of the guys who actually does a lot of the big cases that many new dentists aspire to do. Guess what? It ain't all roses! Bart and Al have a wide ranging conversation about big case dentistry, fear of flying and patient communication. 

If you want to make denture adjustment easier, faster and I'll say it...more fun, you need to get Komet USA's Denture Contouring System. The best lab handpiece burs and polishers to make acrylic adjustment and polishing fast and efficient! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/Kometdenture.

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Today Alan is joined by Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast. Michael's specialty is "ground marketing" and he tells us what it is and how dentists can use it to bring new patients into the practice inexpensively!

Michael has a course that's about to be released and you can find more information at his website! Also...go check out the Dental Marketer Podcast!

Check out Komet USA's line of "Deep Purple" extra course crown preparation burs. Super fast, super smooth and really long lasting! And...they're giving listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast an amazing deal! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple

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Jason and Alan are joined by a panel of experts to talk about bonding and composite restorations! Our Brain Trust panel consists of podcasting rock star Dr. Joshua Austin of the Working Interferences podcast, Dr. Marc Geissberger and Dr. Adam Hodges!

We delve into everything about bonding in this round table! Some highlights:

  • How should we treat composite differently than other materials?
  • What's better about composite now than 10-15 years ago?
  • The evolution of bonding systems...is simpler better?
  • Total etch vs. selective etch vs self etch
  • How can you maximize enamel engagement in your preps?
  • What are the properties of newer composites, including the newer bulk fills?
  • How do you evaluate information about materials? Who is a good source of information?

If you have any questions for us or for our panel of experts, drop us a line at info@dentalhacks.com!

Links from the show:

Premier Dental Two Striper 204.3.5f (for occlusal preparations)

Josh Austin's article on Instagram: Porn for Your Practice: Make Yourself Miserable with Social Media

3M Filtek One (bulk fill)

3M Filtek Supreme Ultra

The "weapons grade" 3M Deep Cure S

Clinical Hack of the Week: adjusting occlusion when you aren't changing the bite.

Almore Shimstock

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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.comGo check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

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.

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: Dreamland: The True Tale of American's Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones

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

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

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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur Podcast and Dr. Justin Moody of the Dentists, Implants and Worms podcast to announce that registration for the Voices of Dentistry 2019 is now open!

Go register at voicesofdentistry.com right this very second! $300 Deep Discount Savings if you sign up right now!

The Voices of Dentistry is the most innovative and fun dental meeting in the world! It will be held at the DoubleTree resort in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26th of 2019! We expect the rooms to sell out quickly, so go register and get your room today!

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Today the Dental Hacks are joined by two guests talking about two disparate, yet awesome topics!

Jason was joined by Dr. Drew Byrnes of the Fee For Service Dentist podcast to answer the ever tricky question, "do you take my insurance?" Alan was joined by Dr. Bethany Piziks-Gareiss of Braveheart Equine Coaching to talk about helping dentists and dental teams with burnout, stress and anxiety using horses!

Drew's links:

The Fee For Service Dentist Podcast

The Fee For Service Dentist Facebook group

Bethany's links:

Braveheart Equine Coaching

www.dentistsindistress.com

Check out Komet USA's line of "Deep Purple" extra course crown preparation burs. Super fast, super smooth and really long lasting! And...they're giving listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast an amazing deal! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple

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Dr. Lance Timmerman of the Working Interferences podcast joins Alan to talk about prioritizing the continuing education that you take. A lot depends on how new you are and how much your budget allows for travel, but Lance Timmerman, a certified CE junkie weighs in on the best way to get a great bang for your buck!

We'd like to welcome our newest advertiser, Komet USA to the Dental Hacks Daily! Go check out their amazing 400 page catalog at dentalhacks.com/kometcatalog!

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Jason and Alan had a chance to visit Spear Education last month. One of the amazing people that they were able to interview while they were visiting was Dr. Gary DeWood. Gary's list of accomplishments in dentistry is long. He's been at Pankey and he's a founder at Spear Education. He still teaches some of the foundational courses at Spear (Facially Generated Treatment Planning anyone?) but now spends more time with Spear Practice Solutions, the coaching and consulting arm of Spear Education.

Our discussion ranged all over the place, but one shocker was Gary's explanation of why he stopped doing case presentations! Other highlights of our conversation include:

  • How is a dental office like a pirate ship? (Arrrrr!)
  • Hygiene scheduling and the illusion of scarcity
  • Dashboards and using big data
  • What's the best way to dive into Spear Education

You're going to love this interview! If you have any questions for us or for Gary, drop us a line at info@dentalhacks.com!

Links from the show:

In episode 199 we introduced a new segment we're calling the "Clinical Hack of the Week!" Here we share something that solves a problem or is working for us on a day to day basis! We'll share any materials, etc. that might make your life a little easier and how we use them. But better than that...we're hoping that you members of the Dental Hacks Nation will share your clinical hacks with us!

Tak Model Block

Spear Education

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Cosmedent has been supporting the show from the very beginning. And guess what...they're back. We'd like to thank the folks over at Cosmedent for their continued support. Pink opaque bailed me out of a tough spot again...you need to check out pink opaque and all their amazing opaques and tints at dentalhacks.com/pink.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dental Practice Ninjas (Andy "Grover" Cleveland)

Alan: Electra Townie bicycle

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

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

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Alan is joined by an all star Brain Trust panel to discuss when you should and when you shouldn't bend over backwards to save a tooth. Or teeth. It's cringeworthy and funny. Alan is joined by endodontist Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Paul Amato, Dr. Ayesha Zaruhullah and Dr. Will Wyatt!

We'll be back next week with an all new episode!

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Scott McDonald is a dental demographics rock star and he joined the Dental Hacks podcast to explain all the stuff you think you know about demographics, but probably don't.

Scott owns "Doctor Demographics" and can help you with all kinds of demographics questions and queries. Go check out his website at www.doctordemographics.com!

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Join Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. David Scardella, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Andy Hayes as they explore the craziest things patients have said and done in their office! This classic Brain Trust was first presented over two episodes and is now in its entirety! Enjoy! 

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Dr. Jason Goodchild is back (after being invaded by a Jedi master) to tell Jason and Alan about some of the innovations happening at this vibrant company! This was recorded at the Chicago Midwinter at the Premier booth...we thank them for having us! Something interesting about Premier is that not only do they have a lot a products that everyone is familiar with (Triple Tray, Hemodent, etc.), they are also the manufacturer! JLips pitches the idea of the "Dental Hacks Cone of Silence," a soundproof dental mask. Coming soon?

Jason's links:

Premier Dental 

PremierAir instruments

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Jason and Alan are joined by Brian Colao of Dykema's Dental Service Organizations Industry Group to talk about all things DSO. Brian is involved with the creation and maintenance of DSOs all over the country and this makes him specifically knowledgeable about one of the hottest topics in dentistry today. We start with the basics: "what is a DSO?" all the way to looking at the future of dentistry and what role DSOs play. This is a fascinating conversation...you don't want to miss it!

Links from the show:

Dykema's 5th Annual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations (use coupon code "dentalhacks" on registration for $300 off!)

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 24,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

I was just talking to my best friend from dental school who took the posterior course with me in Tacoma...it's changed the way he does composite restorations. It can do that for you, too. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/learningcenter.

The Zirc Crystal HD Mirror...if you try it, you'll never go back. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Cosmedent has been supporting the show from the very beginning. In fact...the whole idea for this podcast was kind of hatched at a Cosmedent course in September 2013. Go check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence and all of their courses at dentalhacks.com/cee. Maybe you'll have a great idea there, too!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Dental's Enamel Pro Prophy paste and PremierAir instruments

Jason: By the Numbers by Addison Killeen DDS

Alan: Amazon Fire TV Cube

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

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

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Today Alan is joined by Barb Wojdan and Elvis Dahl, two lab technicians that put together a podcast about the dental lab industry! They tell us about their podcast as well as simple things that dentists can do to make better lab outcomes! (hint...get your camera out).

Elvis and Barb's links:

Voices from the Bench Podcast

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Episode 17 features Jason being joined by Dr. Bryan Laskin to talk about what kind of old technology is dragging your office down and Suzanne Robinson discusses how the wrong kind of self talk can really bring down your morale and affect your life. 

Bryan's links:

www.hungrydino.com

OperaDDS

OperaVR

The Operatory podcast

Sue's links:

www.practicewithhonor.com

suzanne@practicewithhonor.com

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_17.mp3
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Vacation. Time off. Holiday. Whatever you call it, we all crave it and we want more of it. But how does it work in your office? We decided to have a Brain Trust to cover "how we take time off" and it was amazing!

Ironically, Jason was on vacation when we recorded it. But joining Alan for the first real Brain Trust in a while was Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Kevin Fryer! The conclusions that we came to is that many offices do it similarly, but none do it the same! In this NSFW Brain Trust you're going to learn some stuff, but more importantly you're going to laugh!

Some links from the show:

state to state regulations of what hygienists can do when a dentist isn't present

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 24,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

One little tub is all it takes to bring your resin polishing game WAY up! The stuff is called "Magic Mix" and what was once a pain (getting great polish on composites and provisionals) is now a piece of cake! Check out the Bioclear "Rock Star" polish at dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Zirc is innovative in a ton of areas, but what they're really known for is...colors! Go check out how they can help you organize and brighten up your office with the Zirc Color Coding guide at dentalhacks.com/colors

I get emails all the time about "which composite course should I take from Cosmedent?" And I have all kinds of answers. Now...there's a new one coming up that is worth taking a look at! Dr. Dipesh Parmar is giving "Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations" at Cosmedent, overlooking Michigan Avenue, on September 14th and 15th! The aim of this 2-day session is to help you reproduce natural anterior dental aesthetics with composite. It has a ton of hands on, which is what Cosmedent does best! If you want to learn how to use opaquers in the anterior, you can do no better than this! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Dipesh!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Dental Traxodent and Retraction Caps

check out our contest to win free tuition to an Implant Pathways course!

Alan: Google Podcasts app for Android

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: Dental_Hacks_episode_197.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by "the Denture Queen" herself, Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Jason Goodchild of Premier Dental! They talk about dentures, digital impressions, border molding and lab day among other things!

Valerie's links:

The Denture Queen's Instagram

Valerie's upcoming courses

Jason's links:

Premier Dental's website

 

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Alan is joined by Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver to talk about Michigan's new law requiring prescribers to counsel their patients before prescribing them opiate medications. 

Michigan's new opiate law

Shawn's links: 

Dope Lunch podcast

exocademy.net

 

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The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Tarun Agarwal! T-Bone weighs in on lots of stuff in this entertaining and wide ranging conversation!

Tarun (T-Bone) Agarwal join Jason and Al to talk about all kinds of great stuff. For instance:

  • How is T-Bone using social media, video, podcasting and blogging to reach his audience?
  • How do you know what experts you can trust?
  • How will dental practices look in 5-10 years?
  • How can you turn your office into a bunch of "sub-specialty" offices using your team and appointing "champions" to run them?

Tarun always has actionable stuff for dentists at all levels. We're glad he likes coming on the show and we think you will be, too!

Some links from the show:

T-Bone Speaks Facebook page (best place to see Tarun's amazing new videos!

T-Bone Speaks podcast

3D Dentists

Feedly

Pocket

Instapaper

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 24,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Biofilm is a problem. In fact, it's THE problem. The Biofilm Blaster from Bioclear along with their two-toned disclosing solution will make your dentistry better and more long lasting. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/blaster

You've worked hard on creating your office's brand. If you send home any appliances in a box (dentures, retainers, aligners), you need to check out Zirc's imprinted denture and retainer boxes! See more at dentalhacks.com/boxes.

Most dentists are making provisionals all day every day. We've been using MirrorImage from Cosmedent for some years and we're still using it! It has amazing detail, trims easily and has a minimal exotherm for patient comfort. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

 Jason: KingSumo viral giveaway app 

check out our contest to win free tuition to an Implant Pathways course!

Alan: Berman Instruments #14 rubber dam clamp

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_196.mp3
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Tarah Grauer of Henry Schein Dental Business Solutions joins Alan to talk about a new dental code (D0411, testing for A1C in the dental office) that you might be interested in looking into! 

Tarah's links:

Henry Schein Dental Business Solutions

Tarah's recent article in Dental Economics

 

Direct download: DHD_14_mixdown_01.mp3
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Today's episode features an interview from the Voices of Dentistry 2018! Jeremy helps run Bioclear all over the world and we talk about what's new in products and education at Bioclear! 

Jeremy's links:

Bioclear

Direct download: DHD_13_mixdown_01.mp3
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At the 2018 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Alan had a chance to talk with Dr. Jenine O'Malley about minimally invasive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in general. Dr. O'Malley (no relation to the Cosmedent O'Malley's :-) ). Listen to her answer the question: if you only have one Cosmedent product to get the best result...what is it?

Jenine's links:

Cosmedent Clinician Spotlight

Jenine's office website

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_12.mp3
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Today Jason is joined by Dr. Tracey Nguyen explaining specifically how she has built her airway team. Then Teresa Duncan explains how our chart notes can be written in "insurance-ese" that make insurance companies more likely to pay claims! 

Tracey's links: 

Tracey's pediatric screening questionnaire

Tracey's adult screening questionnaire

Tracey's one page referral sheet

Teresa’s links:

Odyssey Management

Direct download: DHD_11_mixdown_01.mp3
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Jason is joined by some all stars for episode #9! Dr. Chris Bowman give us some tips about helping patients recognize the seriousness of their dental problems using photography and communication skills. Then Jason talks with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas about how team members can learn to answer questions in a way that digs a little deeper. Such great stuff from some real friends of the show!

Chris's links:

dentalsuccess365.com

Missy/Mary Beth's links:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_9.mp3
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Alan talked with Dr. David Bennett and Dr. Cristian Pavel about their careers and the changes they're making to them as mid-career dentists.

Alan got to talk with some amazing folks at the AACD in Chicago last month and today's episode features two of those interviews. By any standard, Dr. David Bennett is an incredibly successful dentist. He's owned multiple practices and has been teaching full mouth rehab and cosmetic dentistry. Yet he felt like something wasn't quite right. He tells a compelling story about practicing the way you want to practice.

Dr. Cristian Pavel practices with his father (a dentist) and his mother (office manager). His career was kind of laid out for him, but after meeting Dr. Galen and Davina Detrik, he's changing course.

Both of these clinicians are participants in the Detrik's Disruptive Dental Collective. If you're looking for a change...this might be right up your alley!

Some links from the show:

Sleep Samurai (Doug Sakurai)

Jason's practice sales email: Jason@udba.biz (looking to buy and sell? Contact JLips!)

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Your new secret weapon for consistently great composite polish is Magic Mix from Bioclear! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/magicmix

No more soggy and disgusting gauze throat packs. It's time you switched to Airway Armor from Zirc! This brand new product will revolutionize your surgical protocols. Patients love it and you will, too! The first three Dental Hacks listeners to order a trial kit from the Zirc website using the coupon code: hacks45 will get the kit for FREE! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor

Dr. Matt Costa is teaching "Mastering Morphology: The Foundation of Aesthetics" a Cosmedent in Chicago on November 2-3, 2018. Matt is a great guy and we've featured him on the Dental Hacks podcast on episode 60, episode 112 and episode 113! It turns out...he's an amazing teacher, too! Check out the course at dentalhacks.com/mattcosta.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

 Jason: Mango Voice

Alan: Vivobarefoot 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 DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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

Direct download: DHP_ep_194_mixdown_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Bryan Laskin to talk about how he's using virtual reality technology to decrease patient anxiety similar to sedation and Dr. Bethany Piziks Gareiss joins Alan to talk about equine gestalt coaching specifically for dentists!

Bryan's links:

OperaDDS

OperaVR

The Operatory podcast

Bethany's links:

 

Braveheart Equine Coaching

Dentists in Distress Quiz

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_7.mp3
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Today we’re joined by Dr. Chris Bowman discussing why it's important to always offer our best care to each patient and Dr. Tracey Nguyen explaining how she screens for airway issues in her practice. 

Chris's links:

dentalsuccess365.com

Tracey's links: 

Tracey's pediatric screening questionnaire

Tracey's adult screening questionnaire

Tracey's one page referral sheet

 

Direct download: DHD_ep_6.mp3
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Today we’re joined by Teresa Duncan to talk about insurance contracts! Also joining JLips is friend of the podcast Dr. Drew Byrnes to talk about why aim to be Fee For Service?

TDunc’s links:

Odyssey Management

Drew's Links: 

Fee for Service (FFS) Podcast

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_5.mp3
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Jason and Alan try something new in episode 193. We told the Dental Hacks Nation to "ask us anything" and guess what...they did!

The Dental Hacks are doing all kinds of new things this week! In their first "live to tape" episode they talk about rolling out all kinds of new Dental Hacks goodness!

First, they discuss the roll out of the new Dental Hacks Daily podcast! The "DHD" comes out M-Th and offers a short, super focused episode feature two guests talking about a wide variety of topics! You can catch it on the regular Dental Hacks feed!

Then they talk about the new, improved Dental Hacks website! No longer just a place for podcast show notes (although there is that, too!), the website features daily posts from past guests, Brain Trust members and lots of other interesting dental people! We're talking practice management, clinical stuff and "life stuff," too. Add to that our own brand of dental satire (we call it Dental Shallots) and you've got the most entertaining and informative dental website ever!

Then we launch into our listener questions. Which were awesome. And hilarious. And informative! This one turned out so well, we're going to have to do it again sometime!

Links from the show:

Figs scrubs

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Mr. Thirsty is the isolation device with the best bite block, easiest placement and plain old most hygenic of all of them out there. And our friends at Zirc want you to try them out! Use coupon code hacks10 to get 10% off an intro kit! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty.

If you haven't tried Renamel Microfill in a compule...it's time you did! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/microfill

If you're heating composite it's time you got the best heater in dentistry, the HeatSync from Bioclear. It's super well made, it holds all the composite you could use at the right temperature and it makes deploying composite an absolute breeze. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/heatsync.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

The "cord and a half" technique featuring Knit Pak+ cord and Traxodent

 Jason: Localmed

Alan: Berman Instruments

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_193.mp3
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Today we're joined by Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer to talk about their new manual for dental assistants! Also joining JLips is friend of the podcast Dr. Bryan Laskin talking about everyone's favorite subject: HIPAA!

Mary Beth and Missy's links:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Bryan's Links: 

OperaDDS

The Operatory Podcast

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_4.mp3
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Episode 3 of the Dental Hacks Daily features Dr. Erin Elliott on implementing sleep dentistry in your office and Laura Hatch talks about telephone skills in the dental office.

Erin's links:

www.postfallsfamilydental.com/

ErinElliottDDS@gmail.com

Erin on Facebook

www.joinsleep101.com

Laura's links: 

Front Office Rocks!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily._episode_3.mp3
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Today we're joined by Sue Robinson talking about insurance accounts receivables and insurance claims recovery. Dr. Lance Timmerman talks about creating Youtube videos of a certain type for his marketing!

Links for Sue:

 www.practicewithhonor.com

suzanne@practicewithhonor.com

(928) 710-0166

Links for Lance:

The Working Interferences Podcast with Josh and Lance

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_episode_2.mp3
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Welcome to the very first "Dental Hacks Daily" podcast! Today we're featuring Dr. Arthur Volker talking about composite white lines, finishing and polishing! We also spoke with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about marketing with your website!

Links for Artie:

http://www.directoryofdentalspeakers.com/project/arthur-volker/

http://www.dentcaredentaloffice.com/arthur-volker.html

Links for Shawn:

https://vipdentalcourses.com/

https://exocademy.net/

 

Direct download: DHD_episode_1.mp3
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Dr. Louis Berman joins the Dental Hacks to talk about endo from diagnosis to obturation and everything in between!

The Dental Hacks are joined by endodontics luminary Dr. Louis Berman. Dr. Berman is co-editor of Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp (yeah...the one you had in dental school), a private practice clinician and educator. He joined Jason and Alan to talk about what he's been up to (developing an endodontics curriculum at Spear Education, starting his own dental instrument company) as well as everything you ever wanted to know about endo! We're pretty big fans of Lou and after this interview we're pretty sure you will be too!

Links from the show: 

Spear Education

Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp (including online version that Lou talked about)

Berman Instruments

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Interproximal contacts can be the bane of a dentist's existence. Bioclear Biofit HD matrices are designed to make your contacts more anatomic and more consistent. Check out the whole Biofit HD posterior system at dentalhacks.com/BiofitHD

Every organizational scheme or dental procedure starts with a try. The B-Lok Flat tray from Zirc should be that tray! Act now using the coupon code "hacks5" for a "buy 5 get one free offer" on B-Lok trays! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/flat

The Dental Hacks don't give financial advice, but we can tell you about an annuity you can find in your practice. Long term cores done with Cosmecore! They'll keep teeth in a holding pattern until your patient can do the crown! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

 Jason: Xylimelts

Alan: 3M Elipar Deep Cure S

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_192.mp3
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Alan is joined by Dr. Chris Ramsey in two separate segments recorded live at the AACD. Chris practices restorative dentistry in Jupiter, FL. He's passionate about dentistry, but he's REALLY passionate about communication, body language, human behavior, and customer service! He speaks all over the place about this stuff and he's created the M.A.S.T.E.R. program to help dentists and other businesses take advantage of emotional story telling. Also joining Chris in the second segment are Dr. Ed Lowe, editor of the AACD Journal and Nelson Rego, an amazing lab technician who was actually raved about in a recent episode with Dr. Rob Ritter and Dr. Bob Margeas!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

You always hear about things that are "no risk trials." But do you ever notice that most of the time there kind of is a risk? Like who's really going to return a freaking mattress after 60 days? ZOBE from Zirc is different. You can try a whole bunch of Zirc products in your own office. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE.

The Biofit HD matrix will change the way you do composite forever. There is ONE SPOT LEFT for the upcoming posterior Bioclear course in Tacoma where Alan is going to help teach! June 1-2...call Tanya at 1-855-712-5327 or email her at Tanya@bioclearmatrix.com. And check out the whole posterior system at dentalhacks.com/BiofitHDBiofit course

Squeee! The new Cosmedent catalog for 2018 was just released and you can find it at dentalhacks.com/Cosmedentcatalog!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Two Striper Diamonds and Premier Solo Diamonds

 Jason: Parkell Hedgehog Burs

Alan: The LED DayLite WireLess Mini from Designs for Vision

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_191.mp3
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Alan has a chance to talk with Dr. Buddy Mopper, Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, Dr. Corky Willhite and Dr. Bob Margeas (among others) at the AACD in Chicago!

The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's annual meeting was held in Chicago a few weeks ago and Cosmedent was there in full force! They do a lot of amazing hands on courses at the meeting and we got to sit down and talk to some of their instructors between classes! We spoke to Dr. Buddy Mopper about the history of the AACD and where Cosmedent fit into it along with some of the latest and greatest things from Cosmedent. Then we talked with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb about all the amazing stuff he's up to, including his online hands on training course (Dental Online Training) and where he's going with that. Then we talked to Dr. Corky Willhite who told us what the AACD has meant to him over the years as well as his unique smile design techniques. Lastly we sat down with Dr. Bob Margeas and his friend Dr. Marcos Vargas, a researcher and clinical instructor at the University of Iowa! There's a lot here...something for everyone!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s a few months old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

If you do any posterior endo...or any posterior applications where you could use some single tooth isolation, you should try the Insti-dam relaxed. It's kind of like your rubber dam wearing sweat pants! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/relaxed.

The best place to learn the Bioclear method is at the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma! Go check their schedule at www.dentalhacks.com/Tacoma

Dennis Hartlieb is offering his amazing course, Dental CPR (Concept, Prototype, Restoration) at Cosmedent in Chicago on June 7-9th! Go check out the details at www.dentalhacks.com/CPR

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Jason: pipl.com

Alan: Twisted Prey, by John Sandford

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_190.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson of 3M to talk about dental cements! What are the best materials? When do I use what? How do I prepare the tooth and the crown? This episode is a "must listen" for restorative dentists everywhere!

There was a time when dental cements were complicated. The choices were complicated and their use could be tricky. Our interview with Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson tells us that we may have reached the golden age of dental cements! Who knew that sticking things to teeth could be so entertaining!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s a couple months old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! As an FYI...Shawn is posting educational videos over there ALL THE TIME! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Everyone does endo a little bit differently. But Zirc has a set up for EVERYONE! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zircendo

Do you ever notice why everyone compares their composite heater to the HeatSync by Bioclear? Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync

Everyone knows about Cosmedent's hands on, face to face courses in Chicago. But did you know that Cosmedent offers virtual courses online of many of their most popular courses? Check out Buddy Mopper's "Catch the Composite Wave and Ride it's Potential" virtual course at www.dentalhacks.com/virtualbuddy.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Premier Dental Biocoat pit and fissure sealant

Jason: SleepImage CPC

Shawn: Asana project management

Alan: Spear Education patient education videos

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_189.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined by three amazing women...all dentists that are crazy passionate about treating airway issue early and often! Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott about airway issues and creating great airway teams!

Dr. Tracey Nguyen approached Jason about having an episode devoted to amazing women who are passionate about airway...and the result is spectacular. Dr. Rebecca Bockow, an orthodontist in Seattle joins the podcast for the first time along with Dental Hacks regulars Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Tracey Nguyen to talk about early diagnosis and treatment of airway issues in children as well as how to create an airway team that can get the job done!

Links from the show:


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s a couple months old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Mr. Thirsty one step is kind of like the other suction/bite block isolation units...but better! Better bite block and 100% disposable with zero clean up makes it better! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

You don't think much about wedges, but don't worry...Bioclear does! You need the Diamond Wedge from Bioclear! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/diamondwedge

What's better than taking "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" from Dr. Buddy Mopper? Taking it with Dr. Buddy Mopper AND Dr. Bob Margeas! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/wave. It's at Cosmedent Oct. 11-12 or May 10-11 (wait list only...sold out)!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Jason: Sugar Coated documentary

Alan: 3M Relyx Unicem 2

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_188.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Joe Mehranfar of Brighterway Live implant training in Phoenix, AZ!

Dr. Joe Mehranfar is an implant dentist who now spends his time doing hands on programs for other dentists! A few years ago he joined the Brighterway Live program and he tells the Dental Hacks all about it! If you think the Dental Hacks Nation needs to create a hands on implant program be sure to email us about it at info@dentalhacks.com!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s a couple months old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Zirc has your isolation needs covered from the Incredible Insti-dam Relaxed fit to the amazing Mr. Thirsty One Step! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/isolation and dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  We only have a few spots left...so contact us soon!

Cosmedent will be at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting in Chicago this year...and so will the Dental Hacks! Come see the Cosmedent booth on Friday, April 20th at the McCormick Center in Chicago where Al will be podcast all day! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/AACD!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Air instruments

Jason: Biohorizons Implant Spacer/Depth Probe

Alan: Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_187.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Dental Hacks are joined by Brian Colao, Dr. Craig Spodak, Dr. Peter Boulden and Gil Hagi for a grab bag of awesome including the future of DSOs and digital smile design software!

Brian Colao is a lawyer specializing in putting together and administering DSOs. Alan stumbled upon a heated discussion between Brian and the Bulletproof Dental Podcast guys (Peter and Craig) at the Voices of Dentistry meeting and decided this conversation MUST be recorded! Also in today's episode is Gil Hagi, creator of an amazing software called Smile Designer Pro which allows you to do an esthetic smile design in a matter of minutes! It's a great tool that allows you to image your patients in one appointment!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s about a month old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Want a silver bullet for better dentistry? Try Zirc's Crystal HD mirrors! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  This one is going to fill up fast…so call now!

Cosmecore was designed by the one and only Dr. Bob Margeas and is our favorite core material! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Jason: belive.tv

Alan: Dental Photography (dentalphotography.ro)

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_186.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Adam McWethy of Spear Education joins Jason and Alan to discuss patient communication, reviews and how they are connected!

Adam McWethy is the vice president of Marketing, Content and Faculty at Spear Education. He wears a lot of hats over there in Scottsdale! Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with him on how he came to dentistry, what his role at the Spear Center is and most importantly, some new research that's being released that everyone is going to want to check out. When most people think of Spear, they think about high end education for dentists. Who knew they were also on the cutting edge of reputation management and reviews? We talk about the small things you can do in your office to drive patient satisfaction and reviews and we talk about what Spear Education can do for you as a dentist!

Links from the show:

Breathe Right strips for scanning

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s about a month old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

You probably haven't given much thought to your tray set ups. Don't worry...Zirc has! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/B-Lok

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  This one is going to fill up fast…so call now!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb has been on the show a bunch of times and we think he's one of the greatest teaches in dentistry! Go check out his next "CPR for the Worn Dentition" course at Cosmedent on June 7-9th in Chicago! www.dentalhacks.com/CPR

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Solo Diamonds

Jason: Wild, Wild Country on Netflix

Alan: Seth Godin's podcast, Akimbo

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: Dental_Hacks_episode_185.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Dental Hacks host the much requested return of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter as they talk about workflow, saving on lab fees and things they wouldn't want to practice without!

Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter are BFFs. They talk to each other daily even though one practices in Iowa and one in Florida. What do they talk about? Profitable dental practice! In today's episode, Dental Hacks listeners get to eavesdrop on their conversations! Why do they love single unit dentistry so much? Tricks on temporaries and workflow to make appointments efficient. Software that they use to monitor how well their practices are doing on a day to day basis. They've got lots to say and you won't miss a thing!

Links from the show:

Dental Intel

Q-Optics Loupes

Designs for Vision Cordless headlamp

Exocad

Alien Milling

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It’s about a month old and already it’s changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Everything is about branding, right? Even for the little things. Zirc can print your logo and message on retainer boxes and denture boxes! It's a breeze to upload your logo and message right on their website! Check them out at www. dentalhacks.com/boxes!

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  This one is going to fill up fast…so call now!

Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill is officially available in compules! And if you order Renamel Microfill in compules online or on the phone, you'll get 20% off compules until March 30th! No coupon code necessary! Check it out at the website at www.dentalhacks.com/microfill or call 1-800-621-6729 and ask for it by name…Renamel Microfill in the compule!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Jason: Udemy

Alan: Landing Zone Macbook Pro dock

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: Dental_Hacks_episode_184.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Dental Hacks are joined by two great friends of the show, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O'Bryan. And each of them have a guest and some great stores (as usual).

Dr. Rich Rosenblatt stopped by the Bioclear booth with his cousin, Corey Stein. Corey is a dental informaticist (yeah, we didn't know what that was either) and dental student who was recently featured on the cover of the JADA for an interesting app he's developing called Dentacom. Dr. Darin O'Bryan dropped by the Premier Dental booth with his lovely wife CeCe to talk about "Dentistry's Got Talent," radio advertising and Darin's nose.

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! It's only 3 weeks old and already it's changing the lives of dentists everywhere! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Your team wants you to check out Zirc's EZ ID rings and tape for instrument organization. Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/EZID and use the code b3g1dh for a "buy 3, get one free" deal on all 25 packs of EZ ID rings and tape when you order from the Zirc website.

Bioclear is offering a "Dental Hacks Nation only" posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya and she'll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal...the first 4 people to call will get a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced...people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! This one is going to fill up fast...so call now!

Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill is officially available in compules! Check it out at the website at www.dentalhacks.com/microfill and then call 1-800-621-6729 and ask for it by name...Renamel Microfill in the compule!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Knit Pack+ retraction cord

Jason: Bellus3D face scanner

Alan: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_183.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan had the chance to talk with Dr. Arun Garg about dental implant training and Dr. Jorge Zapata about dental microscopes while they were at the Chicago Midwinter meeting.

Dr. Arun Garg's name is synonymous with dental implant training. Whether it's one of his seminars given all across the United States, his teaching institute in the Dominican Republic or his many textbooks...you've probably heard of him. But you may not have heard about his interesting journey into teaching dental implants. The Dental Hacks got to hear his story first hand and now you can, too!

Dr. Jorge Zapata started using dental operating microscopes because of neck and back pain but realized that his dentistry had never been better once he learned how to use one. Jorge tells Alan his story, explains how the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry is changing for the better and why he thinks you should look into a dental operating microscope for yourself.

Links from the show:

Dr. Arun Garg's Dental Implant Seminars

The Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you by using our code: DHN!

Zirc thinks it's time you took at look at why resin cassettes are better for your practice. Check out more at www.dentalhacks.com/whyresin

Bioclear is offering a "Dental Hacks Nation only" posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya and she'll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal...the first 4 people to call will get a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! This one is going to fill up fast...so call now!

This just in...Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill is finally available in compules! You can get them...but it's still "pre-release" so you have to call and ask for it! Check it out at the website at www.dentalhacks.com/microfill and then call 1-800-621-6729 and ask for it by name...Renamel Microfill in the compule!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Futudent camera

Alan: Logitech Craft keyboard

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_182.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan interview the most interesting guest you may have never heard of. We met R.J. Adolfi at the Chicago Midwinter and we think his story is fascinating!

Did you ever wonder how DSOs started? Our guest on episode 181 is R.J. Aldofi. His family started "Upstate Dental" which eventually became a brand almost everyone knows...Aspen Dental. In fact, R.J. was the CEO of Aspen for almost 10 years. He left the company in 1999 and stayed away from dentistry until recently. R.J.'s story is awesome...he grew up in the waiting room and has opened more dental offices than anyone we can think of. He blew us away with his knowledge and we think you'll love his story. His latest project, "My Community Dental Centers" (www.mydental.org) is a nonprofit chain of dental offices focused on serving Medicaid populations in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. If you'd like to consult with R.J., email us at info@dentalhacks.com and we'll get you in touch with R.J. Just about every time he opens his mouth something useful and awesome comes out!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 check out the Dental Success Network! Jason and Alan are part of this amazing 3 pronged network: social network, CE network and buying network! Sign up and let them know the Dental Hacks sent you!

The Zirc Crystal HD mouth mirror is the best mirror in dentistry. And now, if you use coupon code dhm18 on 12 pack of Zirc Crystal HD mirror you'll receive a free Mirror Magic trial kit with your order! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

The Bioclear Method needs heated composite and the best way to heat composite is using the HeatSync heater from Bioclear! Check it out at www.dentahacks.com/heatsync.

Dr. Jason Smithson will be teaching his "Day to Day Composite Resins" class at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on March 22-24th. You need to take this course! Check it out at: www.dentalhacks.com/Smithson.

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Comfortview Lip and Cheek Retractor

Jason: Shining Autoscan-DS-EX desktop scanner

Alan: Compositight 3D Fusion forceps

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_181.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Josh Austin are friends of the Dental Hacks podcast to be sure. If you've been wondering what's been happening with Mike...you need to take a listen!

This is episode 063 of the Alan Mead Experience. If you like what you're hearing...go subscribe to the AME in your favorite podcast app!

Caution: explicit language warning...you may not want your kids to hear this one.

Direct download: AME_ep_062.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur podcast and Dr. David Maloley of the Relentless Dentist podcast join Jason and Alan to introduce an idea whose time has come...The Dental Success Network!

Imagine if you could go to one place to take care of all the headaches that dentistry forces us to deal with? What if you could save a bunch of money on great products and services provided by some of the best companies in dentistry at a discount to you? What if you could take all the business and clinical CE you've been itching to take...all at a significant discount? What if you could go to a social platform that had all the good stuff from dental bulletin boards and Facebook groups, but left out the egos and trolls? 

You can. And you should! 

Two of the biggest podcasters in Dentistry, Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. David Maloley join Jason and Alan to give you some really big news! We're launching an amazing product today. It's called the Dental Success Network.

Better yet...if you're one of the first 300 to sign up...you'll save more than half off the monthly fee of $197 for as long as you're a member! Go check out details at the website and take a listen to the podcast! It's going to be an amazing trip!

 

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 makes the best bite block suction units in dentistry and you can see them at the Chicago Midwinter at booth #1417 or check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/thirsty. Use coupon code dh4pk when you buy a trial package of Mr. Thirsty one step, they'll throw in a 4 pack of Crystal HD mirrors!

If you're going to the Chicago Midwinter you need to go to booth #4239 to learn the Bioclear method hands on with Dr. David Clark and Dr. Jiyhon Kim! Mention that you saw this spot from the Dental Hacks for 5% off your order or better yet, check our schedule in the Dental Hacks Nation to see when we'll be in the booth podcasting and Al will be showing you the Bioclear method!

There's nothing better than hands on, right? If you're at the Chicago Midwinter you should check Cosmedent's all ceramic polishers out at booth #1804! You'll be able to actually polish some Emax and/or zirconia and see how great they really are! Get more details at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers. And if you order at the midwinter you'll receive 15% off your order! This is an amazing deal...don't miss it!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Qalo silicone wedding rings

Alan: Mr. Thirsty one step and Jackyled 5 in 1

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_180.mp3
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Jason and Alan a joined live at the Voices of Dentistry meeting by Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Dr. Mike Freimuth of the Implant Pathway!

The Dental Hacks got to interview some really great people at the Voices of Dentistry meeting. Two of them are featured in episode 179! First, we spoke with Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy. We talked about the value of learning implants for the sake of treating patients as well as understanding treatment planning. Then we discussed how he uses Compassionate Finance to help patients get treatment the otherwise wouldn't even consider! We'd also like to thank long time friend of the Dental Hacks and all around bruh, Dr. Craig Harder for sitting in on our interview with Bruce!

Next we talk with Dr. Mike Freimuth of the Implant Pathway. He tells us about how he met fellow podcaster and co-host of the Voices of Dentistry, Dr. Justin Moody. Justin and Mike started the Implant Pathway to help dentists learn how place and restore implants in a way that no one else in the U.S. is doing!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 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 makes the mirrors that make you better. They're called the Crystal HD mirror and you can see them at the Chicago Midwinter at booth #1417 or check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

If you're going to the Chicago Midwinter you need to go to booth #4239 to learn the Bioclear method hands on with Dr. David Clark and Dr. Jiyhon Kim! Mention that you saw this spot from the Dental Hacks for 5% off your order or better yet, check our schedule in the Dental Hacks Nation to see when we'll be in the booth podcasting!

There's nothing better than hands on, right? If you're at the Chicago Midwinter you should check Cosmedent's all ceramic polishers out at booth #1804! You'll be able to actually polish some Emax and/or zirconia and see how great they really are! Get more details at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Traxodent with retraction caps

Jason: The Crown

Alan: Smile Designer Pro

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_179.mp3
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At the request of a guest, this content is no longer available.

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The Voices of Dentistry meeting happened last weekend and it was AMAZING! If you missed it...don't despair because over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you some really cool content created at the meeting!

Dr. Jeff Rouse visited the Voices of Dentistry and the Dental Hacks had a chance to talk with him in person! We featured Jeff in episode 165 and we picked up here right where we left off there! We talked with Jeff about diagnosis, airway prosthodontics and helping you find the right team to treat patient airway problems! For more you can check out Jeff's seminars and workshops at the Spear Center!

We also had a chance to talk with Michael Cowan of Awaken2Sleep about a variety of options for testing and treatment for sleep apnea. Michael is an expert in implementation and we had a really interesting talk!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 21,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

One polisher kit for all of your fixed restorations! Check out the Cosmedent All Ceramic Polishers at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

Zirc is giving 5 Dental Hacks listeners a "Mr. Thirsty" trial pack! Use the coupon code "hacksmtos" on the Zirc website for your trial pack! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/thirsty.

The Biofit HD matrix system makes posterior composites faster, more efficient and better! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/biofit.

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

ComfortView Lip and Cheek Retractor

Jason: Bright Local SEO

Alan: Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_177.mp3
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Voices of Dentistry 2018 is here! To celebrate, we're bringing back an amazing Brain Trust featuring Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver talking live with the Dental Hacks about startups!

The Voices of Dentistry 2017 was the original meeting featuring dental podcasts and the people that create them! Now that Voices of Dentistry 2018 has begun, we thought we'd feature one of the highlights from last year's meeting...a Brain Trust with a bunch of people that survived startups? Would they do it again? What surprised them the most? Whether you're interested in startups of just love the idea of a live Brain Trust...this one did not disappoint!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 21,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

What does your CE calendar look like? You need to check out the upcoming courses at the Cosmedent CEE! They feature Dr. Jason Smithson, Dr. Corky Willhite and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb teaching in the greatest dental classroom anywhere!

Change is hard, but Zirc can help you implement change in the organization of your operatories and sterilization!  And they're offering almost 50% off of the RESET program to the first three Dental Hacks listeners that sign up! Find out more at www.dentalhacks.com/RESET

Bioclear is going to be giving away free Twin Rings for any order over $300 at the VoD and some free goody bags, too. But you'll have to listen to the episode to know how to get them! Bioclear loves podcasting and the Dental Hacks love Bioclear!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Divergent Dental

Alan: Atlanta Monster podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_176.mp3
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Jason and Alan talk with Dr. Valerie Cooper (the Denture Queen) and Dr. Nate Farley (dr_natefarley) about the future of dentures. And the future of dentures is...digital!

Do you hate dentures? Do you wish you could love dentures? This episode of the Dental Hacks podcast is going to change your life! Valerie Cooper and Nate Farley are prosthodontists on the cutting edge of the digital denture revolution. They explain how they've taken a procedure that most people want to ignore and brought sexy back to dentures! Check out the course they're offering in Scottsdale, AZ on February 16-17th!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 21,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Cosmecore from Cosmedent...it's not just for cores. What have you done with Cosmecore today? 

Change is hard, but Zirc can help you implement change in the organization of your operatories and sterilization!  And they're offering almost 50% off of the RESET program to the first three Dental Hacks listeners that sign up! Find out more at www.dentalhacks.com/RESET

Twin Rings from Bioclear are better and last longer than other separation rings. They're going to be giving away free Twin Rings for any order over $300 at the VoD and some free goody bags, too. But you'll have to listen to the episode to know how to get them! Bioclear loves podcasting and the Dental Hacks love Bioclear!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Comfortview Lip and Cheek retractor

Jason: Joe Rogan podcast

Alan: Rally polishers from Garrison Dental

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_175.mp3
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Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman to answer the quandries of the ever curious Dental Hacks Nation!

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

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 21,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

One bur block for all ceramic contouring and polishing? Yep. Just one block. Or two, actually. One extraoral and one intraoral. Check out Cosmedent's All Ceramic Polishing systems at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers

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

Bioclear wants you to head to the Voices of Dentistry meeting! They're going to be giving away free Twin Rings for any order over $300 at the VoD and some free goody bags, too. But you'll have to listen to the episode to know how to get them! Bioclear loves podcasting and the Dental Hacks love Bioclear!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Moviepass

Alan: Flipside 4 wallet

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_174.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by the one and only Dr. Baron Grutter (sounds like "butter," please excuse our mispronunciation on the show) to talk about all things digital dentistry!

If you're interested in implementing some of the newest and most innovative digital technologies in your office, this episode is for you! Baron walks us through the state of digital dentistry including his amazing workflow for implants and in office ortho aligners! Did you know that using free software and an investment of about $100 (including labor!) you can plan and execute your own orthodontic aligners? Get ready to take some notes...this one is amazing!

Links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio Plan software

Meshmixer software

BaronGrutterDDS.com

Digital Dentistry 365 Facebook group

Meshmixer Dental Users Facebook group

Blue Sky Bio User Group Facebook group

Baron Juggalo
Dr. Grutter as a Juggalo

Time is short for you to sign up for The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Up to 16 hours of CE and a chance to meet your favorite dental podcasters for the ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Our friends at Zirc are back! Go check out their amazing Crystal HD mirror at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors. You'll never use another mirror once you switch!

Dr. Jason Smithson is teaching Day to Day Composite Resins at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago on March 22-24th! This is where it all began for Jason and Alan...do not miss this course! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Smithson 

Quicker and more predictable posterior composites...it's the holy grail of everyday dentistry. The secret...the Bioclear Method! Go check out the posterior composite system from Bioclear at www.dentalhacks.com/posterior.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Ozark on Netflix

Al: Lexicon Valley 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!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_173.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Mike Blumenthal of getfivestars.com who is a well known expert in local search and "in the know" about Google and all things search!

Local search. Google Q&A. Reviews. These are all things that you need to know about as a business owner and dentist. So Jason and Alan went to the expert. Not the "dental" expert but the overall expert. Mike Blumenthal has been in this space for years, blogging at blumenthals.com and now helping people grow their business and understand search at getfivestars.com.

Links from the show:

Google Q&A

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Up to 16 hours of CE and a chance to meet your favorite dental podcasters for the ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

We're pretty big fans of Cosmedent's Renamel Nano Plus composite. Use coupon code "HOLIDAY" when you purchase and you can get their "buy 2 get 1 free" deal until January 1st, 2018! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

Do you do ortho? Bioclear goes with ortho like beans go with rice. Like Donny and Marie. Bioclear can tweak ortho finishing results in a minimally invasive way with stain resistance to boot! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/ortho

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Microcyn

Al: Finish by Jon Acuff

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_172.mp3
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Greetings Dental Hacks Nation! This is a replay of episode 053 of the Alan Mead Experience where I talk about stoicism and a time in my life where I had to give up being in charge of my life. It's pretty personal but I've gotten some good feedback that it's worth listening to...so let me know what you think! Also, go subscribe to my other podcast, "The Alan Mead Experience" on iTunes and anywhere else you get podcasts! 

 

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At the request of a guest, this content is no longer available.

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences Podcast

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Renamel Nano Plus handles and polishes better than any other nano composite! It's as close to a perfect "universal" composite as you're going to get! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

Something scary happened to me this week. I almost ran out of Magic Mix from Bioclear. I cannot overemphasize how important this stuff is in my office! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact podcast

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_169.mp3
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Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas join the Dental Hacks (including Dr. Frank Clayton) to talk about their new venture, "The Dental Office Survival Guide."

Be honest, dentists. You don't really know what goes on at the front desk. Sure, you see what they're doing, but if someone held a gun to your head and told you to do their job...you'd be toast. So how can you be sure that everything is getting done correctly and everyone is being held accountable? Enter Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas...two front desk experts who have come together to create a product for every dental office, "The Dental Office Survival Guide: 2018 Front Desk Edition!"

Links from the show:

Dental Support Specialties (Mary Beth's company)

Next Step Dental Resource (Missy's company)

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Your practice probably has a "Norm." Pink opaque from Cosmedent made me look like a rock star to Norm. Go check out Pink Opaque at www.dentalhacks.com/pink

A wedge is a wedge, right? Wrong. You've never used a wedge like Bioclear's Diamond Wedge. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/diamondwedges

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Smile Designer Pro

Al: The Bad Food Bible by Aaron Carroll

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_168.mp3
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We take impressions. All day, every day. Dan Krueger and Jim Graham of 3M explain what the future looks like for dental impressions.

Recently 3M gave the Dental Hacks an amazing opportunity. Alan recently made a trip to Minnesota and visited the amazing 3M campus! We talked with Dan Krueger and Jim Graham, two scientist/engineer/developer types at 3M who spend their time making dental impressions faster, better and easier for dentists! What's the latest and greatest in conventional impression materials? What's the state of the art in intraoral scanners? What will impressions look like in 5 years and beyond!

Links from the show:

3M imprint 4 impression material

3M fins
This is the "fin test" we talked about in the interview. Pretty cool, eh?

3M True Definition intraoral scanners

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Bob Margeas knows stuff. Really cool stuff. He is teaching “Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on December 8-9. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/BobMargeas.

Magic Mix pro tip...put it out on your assistant's glove (on the back of their hand) so you can scoop it right up without stopping for one hot second. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: 3M Directed Flow Impression Tray , 3M Intraoral Impression Syringe

Jason: Figs ScrubsEvolve Desktop Scanners

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_167.mp3
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Earlier this week the Dental Hacks podcast hit 1 million downloads!

The Dental Hacks are celebrating this milestone with an interesting twist! Dr. Zach Meiners, Dr. Mac Jones and our original guest, Dr. Lance Timmerman turn the tables on Jason and Alan to talk about the state of the podcast, how it happened and what's next!

 Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You need to try Cosmedent Renamel Nano Plus! A universal composite for the posterior and anterior with no stick handling and beautiful finish. This is a nano like only Cosmedent can do it! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus.

When your patient can't do a posterior crown you should try a Bioclear composite overlay! You'll need the Biofit HD matrices to make a full coverages restoration with beautiful contour and incredible strength for a direct! www.dentalhacks.com/biofit

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: Lumadent Unilux "cordless" headlamp

Jason: Yabangbang handpieces

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_166.mp3
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Dr. Jeff Rouse joins Jason and Alan to give a systematic and common sense approach to screening and treating airway problems in the dental office.

Sleep apnea. Airway disturbances. You've heard a lot about the diagnosis and treatment of these problems on this very podcast! In episode 165 Dr. Jeff Rouse makes an excellent case for why being aware of the airway has changed the way he practices dentistry. Jeff is a prosthodontist practicing in San Antonio as well as in Seattle with Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Stephanie Zeller. His background is in restorative dentistry and interdisciplinary treatment planning (he wrote books on this stuff!) but he's most passionate about airway! He tells us about how he practices on a day to day basis and how he's simplified the diagnosis and treatment of airway disturbances in children and adults. We give Jeff permission to be "king of the world" to explain what the perfect treatment team would be and he lays out his simplified (and brilliant) protocol for helping patients with their airway!

Links from the show:

Dr. Jeff Rouse courses at the Spear Center

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Bob Margeas is teaching “Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on December 8-9. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/BobMargeas.

It's not a crime to use Magic Mix to get an amazing polish on your provisionals. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: X-blast sandblaster unit by Integral Systems

Ommwriter

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_165.mp3
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Jason and his lovely bride Missy spend some time talking with Wendy Briggs about how to improve your hygiene department and your whole team!

Wendy Briggs is a hygienist and consultant that wants to take your hygiene department to the next level! Jason had her at one of his offices to consult and grabbed some time with her (and his wife, Missy) to share what she's about with the Dental Hacks Nation! You can find more information about what she's doing at www.hygienediamonds.com or www.theteamtraininginstitute.com

Links from the show:

"Facebook news feed change is death to small businesses"

Shawn Van de Vyver on why your Google reviews aren't coming back.

Why Your Reviews Aren't Coming Back from Shawn Van de Vyver on Vimeo.

Hacks on Dental Transitions

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 18,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Bob Margeas was featured in some of our most downloaded episodes ever! And now you can see him teach some VERY cool stuff at the Cosmedent CEE overlooking Chicago's Magic Mile! Check out "Practical Utilizing Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 8-9, 2017! Call Cosmedent at 800-837-2321 or check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/BobMargeas

Bioclear can give you the confidence to do some amazing cosmetic cases! And now, they're giving away a Bioclear anterior kit if you sign up for the anterior course at the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma. Just call them at 1-855-71-CLEAR and use the coupon code "hackssummit17" and you'll get an anterior kit for free! A $350+ value!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Whitespark's U.S. Local Search ecosystem

Alan: North Face Recon BackpackDental Outliers podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_163.mp3
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Alan recorded with a bunch of Bioclear all stars at the recent Bioclear Summit in Scottsdale, AZ!

Episode 162 is extra long and extra good! Alan recorded with a bunch of Bioclear restorative all stars a couple weeks ago and you've got front row seats! You'll hear from:

  • Dr. Artie Volker
  • Dr. Marco Maiolino, founder of Tomorrow Tooth
  • Dr. Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik, regular clinical poster in Tomorrow Tooth and the Dental Hacks Nation
  • Dr. Frank Milnar
  • Dr. Robert Young
  • Dr. Jarrett Hulse
  • Dr. Mark Konings
  • a whole bunch more folks!

We did a bunch of interesting round tables that we think you're really going to enjoy!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 18,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

One block for all ceramic contouring and polishing? Yep. Just one block. Or two, actually. One extraoral and one intraoral. Check out Cosmedent's All Ceramic Polishing systems at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers

Bioclear and orthodontics are a match made in heaven. Go learn how to take your ortho/Invisalign to the next level at www.dentalhacks.com/learningcenter

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:Medusind

Alan: Blue Cross cuticle remover

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_162.mp3
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Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson join Alan to talk about the state of endodontics, conserving dentin and how we know what we know.

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

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

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

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 17,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

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

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

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_161.mp3
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Jordon Comstock of Boomcloud joins Jason and Alan to talk about office membership plans for patients!

Have you ever considered offering a membership plan? Many patients feel like they can't come to the dentist without some kind of plan. Many dental offices are enrolling patients in these plans, but how do you administer one of these without adding to your front office's headaches? Jordon Comstock, serial entrepreneur, one time dental lab manager and founder of Boomcloud explains why he started his company and why dentists should be taking advantage of membership plans!

Links from the show:

Great Lakes Orthodontics  (MiniStar and everything you need to make JLips' in house mouth guards!)

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 17,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

How often do you get a chance to learn from one of the creators of cosmetic dentistry? Dr. Buddy Mopper is giving his course "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at the CEE in Chicago on October 12-13th! www.dentalhacks.com/BuddyMopper

The secret to a great composite polish is the "pre-polish." Magic Mix from Bioclear will change the way you polish composite forever! www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:100 push ups per day!

Alan: French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_160.mp3
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The Brain Trust features several "mid-career" dentists looking back and reflecting on what worked out great and what didn't work out as well.

Alan is joined by Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey and (eventually) Dr. Melissa Zettler. They dig deep to help younger/newer dentists avoid some of the things that didn't work out so well for them while recommending some things that turned out great! This one is epic and should not be missed!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 16,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You need to sign up for the Voices of Dentistry 2018! The biggest dental podcast meeting ever is going to be in Scottsdale, AZ at the Double Tree Resort on January 26-27th! You can still save $200 off the amazingly low price by using the coupon code: VOD200! www.voicesofdentistry.com

Go check out the "Hacks on Transitions" page feature Jason and Paul Goodman helping people with dental transitions!

The difference between a good shade match and an invisible restoration is often just a little highlight or opacity.  www.dentalhacks.com/opaquers

Do you want to enjoy class II composites? You need to try Bioclear's Biofit HD matrix system! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Xylimelts

Alan: "So Good They Can't Ignore You"

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_159.mp3
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Alan had a chance to speak at Dentsply Sirona World 2017 in Las Vegas. Did he take lots of breakout session courses? No. He did not. What he did was sat in Tarun Agarwal's 3D Dentists booth and recorded with a bunch of cool people! Episode 158 features these conversations! You'll hear from:

Dr. Erin Elliott of 3D Dentists 

Dr. Joshua Austin

Dr. August D'Olivera of Digital Enamel

Dr. Bryan Laskin of Opera DDS and Opera VR

Hootan Shahidi of Cross Over Dental Enterprises

Paul and Suresh from Zephyr Sleep Technologies

Dr. Nate Leedy, Tarun Agarwal's associate dentist

Dr. Stephen Lawrence from the Dental Hacks Nation

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 16,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

The Dental Hacks podcast has the greatest sponsors in all of dental podcasting. Please be sure to check out Cosmedent and Bioclear at their websites. When you buy their products, you're supporting the Dental Hacks Podcast!

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_158.mp3
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Teresa Duncan joins the Dental Hacks to talk about no one's favorite topic: dental insurance.

Teresa Duncan wants you to know that she's hilarious and awesome...and she is. Dental insurance is not, though. Often times dealing with dental insurance sucks. That's what Teresa talks to the Hacks about in episode 157. We still have some laughs, but even better is the information that Teresa shares! Teresa's most recent book "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations" should top your "must read" list and she's giving Dental Hacks listeners a crazy discount ($3 off!) by using the code "Hacks" at checkout. A second amazing deal is $50 off her amazing online Dental Insurance Skills Training using the same code: Hacks.

Links from the show:

Odyssey Management, Inc. 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 15,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Are you at DS World 2017? Go check out the Cosmedent booth (#447) and get their All Ceramic Polishers...they're amazing! www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

The Bioclear Method is a system. The matrices, wedges and Twinrings work awesome with heated composite. The HeatSync heater is how you heat composite! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: HR for Health

Alan: Everedge 2.0 from Hu Friedy

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_157.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Frank Clayton to grapple with weird and difficult hypothetical situations in a rousing game of "What would you do?"

If you were an associate and your owner dentist's hands are starting to shake, what do you do? What would you tell yourself if you had a time machine that took you to your graduation day from dental school? This and many other dilemmas are hilariously discussed by a panel of all star Brain Trusters!

Links from the show:

Alan visits the "Life and Dentistry Podcast."

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 15,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is the MacGyver of dental materials. What interesting uses have you found for it? www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Do you want to enjoy class II composites? You need to try Bioclear's Biofit HD matrix system! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Miratray by Hager Worldwide, Dana Carvey on the Norm MacDonald podcast

Alan: Stoicisim: A Stoic Approach to Modern Life, by Tom MilesThe Tick on Amazon Prime (I said by Netflix on the podcast...I was wrong)

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_156.mp3
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Dr. Michael Scherer joins the Dental Hacks to discuss dentures, prosthodontics and 3D workflow!

If you're interested in the cutting edge of 3D workflow then today's show is for you. Dr. Michael Scherer joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey to become a prosthodontist, his love of dentures and how he's created a 3D workflow in his office that simplifies and improves his dentistry! Michael's online 3D workflow course is available at www.learndental3D.com and he's offering a special deal for Dental Hacks listeners only! Use the coupon code "DentalHacksrule100" for $100 off the course fee!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 14,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joined us in episode 145 and he's giving his amazing "CPR for the Worn Dentition" in Chicago on Sept. 14-16. You need to check it out now at www.dentalhacks.com/Dennis

Bioclear has done it again with the recently released Biofit HD premolar matrix! It fits premolars better and gives that amazing Bioclear contour to all of your premolar restorations! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Megagen implants

Alan: "Ready Player One" Audible and Kindle

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_155.mp3
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Volume 4 of the August 2017 "Greatest Hits" series features the full interview from last year of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter! These two guys are best pals and have great chemistry and can tell you how to run a profitable restorative dental practice as well as an amazing hygiene department!

Direct download: Greatest_Hits_volume_4.mp3
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This "classic" Brain Trust features Dr. Matt Garrison, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Ryan McCall joining the Dental Hacks to talk about what works and what doesn't work in dental marketing!

Direct download: Greatest_Hits_volume_3.mp3
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This "classic" Brain Trust features Dr. Thom Caspers, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tiffany Lee and Dr. Brent Young joining the Dental Hacks to talk about mistakes they made in dental school and mistakes they've made since!

Direct download: Greatest_Hits_volume_2_mixdown_01.mp3
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The Brain Trust digs into alternative medicine, "holistic dentistry" and all things anti-amalgam in this classic episode!

Direct download: Greatest_Hits_alternative_medicine_mixdown_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and coach/guru/rock star Suzanne Robinson to help manage conflicts in the dental office!

Jason and Alan are both confirmed avoiders of conflict. So we brought in the "A-team" to help us understand how to manage it! All dentists offices have to deal with confrontations. Whether it's between patients and team members or within the dental team, humans are always humans! How can we be better at dealing with it? This Brain Trust will bring you a long way to understanding your strengths and weaknesses and most importantly help you learn to be a better leader!

Links from the show:

Practice with Honor (Suzanne's company)

Nonviolent Communication

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Happy Birthday to us! Cosmedent has been supporting the Dental Hacks podcast for a whole year! For our gift, we want you to go buy a bunch of Cosmedent stuff and sign up for a bunch of classes at the CEE! Go check them out at www.cosmedent.com!

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a "pre-polish" from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you'll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you're a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only...1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix. This offer is only valid until the end of July, so jump on it NOW!

Go Hack Yourself:

 Premier Solo diamonds

Feed Me, Silicone Lube 

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_154.mp3
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Dr. Tracey Nguyen joins Jason and Alan to discuss how dentists can be the first line in treating airway problems in children.

You see it every day. Kids with huge tonsils, collapsed arches and bags under their eyes. But did you know that dentists can effectively treat airway issues in treatment? Tracey Nguyen discusses her background in sleep dentistry and how she started diagnosing and treating airway issues in children. We discuss treatment options, working with specialists and putting together a team that can help children not become adults with sleep and airway issues! There's a lot of information here...you might want to listen twice!

 Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,400 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Jason Smithson is bringing vertical preps to the US! Are you going to be one of the first to see this ingenious technique demonstrated? Will you be one of the first to actually try it? www.dentalhacks.com/vertical

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a "pre-polish" from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you'll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you're a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only...1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Henry Schein Business Institute

Alan: Sof Lex XT discs

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_153.mp3
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The Dental Hacks podcast is featuring an episode of "the Alan Mead Experience!" Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan to talk about natural ability and expanded function dental assistants as well as how he became the educator he is today!

Please subscribe to the Alan Mead Experience!

 

Direct download: AME_for_DH_mixdown_01.mp3
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Financial advisor and author Garrett Gunderson joins Jason and Alan to explain why IRAs suck and how we get retirement planning wrong.

How are you planning for retirement? Are you saving enough and in the right way? Financial advisor Garrett Gunderson joins the Dental Hacks to explain why a lot of what we think we know about financial planning is a myth! In this entertaining interview we talk about why IRAs suck, how student loan debt affects retirement and he even takes on some haters from the Dental Hacks Nation! We even dig into health insurance and American's poor health and why the best and brightest aren't going into medicine any more.

Garrett runs a financial planning company called the Wealth Factory where they help people with saving, tax strategies and all of the things we talked about on the show! He kind of got famous for writing the book, "Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity." Do you want Garrett's new book for free? Text (801) 396-7211 with "wwrd" in the subject line and you can get an instant download!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 10,500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Corky Willhite is one of the most listened to guests that we've ever had on the podcast. We featured him in episodes 126 and 127 talking about cosmetic dentistry and composite rehabs. He's giving his "Ultimate Esthetics" course at Cosmedent's CEE September 28-30th and you need to check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics.

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a "pre-polish" from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you'll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you're a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only...1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Legend app (iOS) 

Alan: 2" submersible pump

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_151.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Sandy Pardue and Elizabeth Corbin to talk about hiring in the dental office.

Most owner dentists cringe when they have to hire someone new. What's the best way to know what you'll really get from a new employee? How do you sort through the applicants. This Brain Trust is packed full of no nonsense, actionable ideas for hiring. Let by Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources, you'll be ready to fill your next opening in record time and get the right person. Some of these techniques are downright diabolical but they're all awesome. Get a pen and some paper before you start listening, because you're going to want to take notes!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 9500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Cosmedent wants the Dental Hacks Nation to try their amazing new composite, Renamel Nano Plus! Use coupon code "Hacks Plus" at checkout on the website or when you call for an amazing 20% off any Renamel Nano Plus order! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

The Heat Sync composite heater from Bioclear is one of the most important parts of the Bioclear Method. It allows you to deliver carpule after carpule of heated paste and flowable composite for the most demanding composite placement applications. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: iPad Pro 10.5" and Echo Bearcat wheeled trimmer

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_150.mp3
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In today's episode the Dental Hacks go back to basics again! No guests. No Brain Trust. Just Jlips and Al. So what do we have to talk about? As always...lots.

  • A listener proposes a low debt way to do a startup. Can it work?
  • What's the simplest and most consistent way to do class II composites?
  • Howard Farran thinks new grads need to do every procedure to service their debt? What do the Hacks think?
  • A whole bunch of other stuff

This was the first Grab Bag we broadcast (partially) on Facebook Live! Let us know what you thought!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 9000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Cosmedent is releasing a new Nano composite! It's called Renamel Nano Plus. It sculpts better, it polishes better, it doesn't stick to instruments and it's available now. Coming to the website soon! Call (800) 621-6729 to find out more!

Diamond Wedges are different and better than any wedges you've ever used. Period. Go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/diamondwedges

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Silhouette Nitrous Oxide hood

Alan: Fat Bottomed Girls by the Band Perry

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_149.mp3
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Dr. Jason Smithson talks about how he treatment plans, prepares, temporizes and restores teeth for all kinds of ceramic restorations.

"Jason Smithson is that composite guy with Cosmedent, right?" Not so fast there, cowboy. He does teach at Cosmedent and he does teach some really great composite courses. But he's no one trick pony. In his upcoming course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" he's teaching how he treatment plans, prepares, temporizes and restores teeth that need ceramic onlays and crowns.

He also talks about the old but new style of preparations called "vertical" or "edgeless preparation. When does he use that? Why? And how?

We also dig into how he presents. He has a pretty phenomenal case acceptance and how he gets that isn't what you might think!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 8300 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

JLips had a chance to hear Jason Smithson talk about ceramics a year or two ago. He's updated the course to include some new and very cool stuff.! Go check out his course in September at www.dentalhacks.com/vertical

You should definitely check out the amazing matrices, wedges and gear that Bioclear has put together. But maybe more importantly...you should learn the system at the Bioclear Learning Center! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/learningcenter

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast"

Alan: Chuckit tennis ball launcher

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_148.mp3
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What does practice management software look like in the future? John Kois, Jr., CEO of the Kois Center in Seattle, WA has a pretty good idea about that. In episode 147, John sat down with Alan to talk about a new, cloud based practice management software called Evidentiae Technologies. This innovative software was created to help dentists with administering and organizing patient data to help formulate risk factors and even treatment plans. John explains all the things that make this software worth checking out. Rumor has it that it will be available to the general dental public sometime this fall!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 7400 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Vertical preps.  You've seen the photos. You've watched the masters doing it. Now you can learn them from Dr. Jason Smithson himself! Go check out his course in September at www.dentalhacks.com/vertical

It's time to get serious about your composites. It's time to check out Bioclear. It's fractally different. And better. Find out more at www.dentalhacks.com/Bioclear

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anatomic Profile Generator

Alan: The Fifth Column 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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_147.mp3
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In this very short episode Alan gives you a taste of his new podcast, The Alan Mead Experience! If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the new show!

The Alan Mead Experience on iTunes/Apple Podcasts

The Alan Mead Experience website

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_AME_plug_mixdown_01.mp3
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Here's what some foiks who took the Bioclear posterior course thought of their experience! Be sure to check out Bioclear products and courses at www.bioclearmatrix.com.

Direct download: Hackisode_17.mp3
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Episode 146 features a mini Brain Trust with Jason, Alan and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski talking about coping with the day to day stresses of dentistry.

Dentistry is tough. Dealing with patients, employees, debt and insurance companies takes a toll on everyone. You can't really get away from these things, but how you choose to handle it can make a huge difference on your well being. Jason and Alan dig deep with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski on ways to thrive and survive the stresses of day to day dentistry. Not going to lie to you...this is one of the best we've ever done!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 6500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

No matter how you're doing your composites...you should finish with a Cosmedent Flexicup. Specifically the superfine pink ones. Wow are they good! And they last forever! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/cups

Zirc is a company that makes organization very simple and very effective. Take their procedure tubs. They've thought of everything...including all 16 colors and a their very own slide lock tub covers. Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/tubs

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Cytoplast Barrier Membrane

Alan: The Bacon Method

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 te 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: Dental_Hacks_ep_146.mp3
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In episode 145 Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey from believing composite was a "temporary material" into creating an entire rehab in composite!

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 6000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Jason Smithson is back in Chicago this September 22-24 teaching "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion!" Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/smithson and use the coupon code "swagbag" when you sign up for his course for a special goody bag from Cosmedent at the course!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: IRIS large photo keeper for implant parts

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

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_145.mp3
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At the request of the guest, this content is no longer available.

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Dr. Wayne Brueggen joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey into giving patients a new smile in a day!

Dr. Wayne Brueggen has been placing implants since the 80's. He trained under Dr. Paulo Malo, the originator of the "All on 4" technique and has been giving patients all new teeth in one appointment for a lot of years. You'll hear how he learned to do it, how he learned to market it, and what it takes to create these single visit smiles.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 5000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Bindu the dog had some dental problems. 3 root canals later, Bindu's teeth were build back up with Cosmedent's Cosmecore! Check this wonder material out at: www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Organization in your office can cost you time and peace of mind. Zirc has a really cool way for you to try out their organizational products in your very own office! It's called "Zirc's Organizational Box of Efficiency" or ZOBE. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Dr. Wayne Brueggen's website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: irokdds.com

Alan: Worklab by Custer (Grand Rapids, MI)

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

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

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Greetings Dental Hacks Nation! Just a quick Hackisode to ask you guys to go subscribe to the new podcast Alan is creating called "The Alan Mead Experience." Please go subscribe so you don't miss a minute of insight and great storytelling! 

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-alan-mead-experience/id1227297247?mt=2

Also, we're going to start releasing "Patreon only" content in our new interviews and Brain Trusts. Support us for as little as $4 a month and you'll have access to this special "Patreon supporter only" content! Check out our Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3206436

 

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Dr. Jamison Spencer joins Jason and Alan to talk about sleep medicine and TMD treatment in the dental office.

Once you've learned some things about sleep apnea you come to see the symptoms and consequences in LOTS of your patients. Bruxism, gastric reflux, TMD and lots of other conditions are correlated with sleep apnea. Dentists are quickly becoming the most likely screeners for this potential deadly condition, and Dr. Jamison Spencer is one of the most sought after lecturers on the subject. Dr. Spencer joins Jason and Alan to explain how to incorporate this treatment into your practice, what symptoms to screen, what gadgets NOT to buy and what diagnoses you shouldn't be making! Dr. Spencer's online study club, "The Spencer Study Club" is only open for enrollment a couple times per year, but he's made it available to the listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast! If you're interested you need to email us at info@dentalhacks.com and we'll get you in touch with Dr. Spencer!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 4300 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

6 resin veneers on discolored #22-27. And I gave myself an hour. Yes, I'm insane. And yes, I needed pink opaque from Cosmedent! Check this wonder material out at: www.dentalhacks.com/pinkPink Opaque by Cosmedent!

Alan had his teeth cleaned today. And Mr. Thirsty from Zirc was there to help. Bite block + suction +tongue and cheek retraction = faster hygiene visits and more comfortable patients! Plus, it fits directly into the high volume suction that your hygienist isn't even using! No adapters necessary! Go check out Mr. Thirsty at www.dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty!

Mr. Thirsty photo

Dr. Jamison Spencer's website

Jamison Spencer's upcoming speaking schedule

JLips on Dentists, Implants and Worms

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sleep Interrupted

Alan: Blinkist

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

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

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Episode 140 features a round table of dental operating microscope users and Michael Lippe of CJ Optik explaining how to incorporate this technology into your dentistry!

Dental operating microscope are a technology that is making its way into lots of dental offices. Once thought to be just for endodontists, more and more general dentists and other dental specialists are finding uses for them. Episode 140 features a Brain Trust segment featuring 3 microscope using general dentists (Dr. Matt Costa, Dr. Mac Jones and Alan) and a microscope using periodontist (Dr. Michael Zidile). They're joined by Michael Lippe, who might just be the most knowledgeable person ever on dental microscopes! This discussion starts with how we all got involved with microscopes and moves into how scopes are becoming more main stream in dental offices every day!

Some links from the show:

Auto Front Office

CJ Optik Flexion

Global Microscopes

Akiyama method for microscope placement

Zirc mirrors

G. Hartzell and Sons "clown mirror" (126 MLG)

Premier Comfort View retractor

Optragate

Michael Lippe...scope guru: (863) 207-7001, mlippe@mac.com

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3900 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I've come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Zirc is celebrating 50 years in business this year. And to celebrate...they've created something amazing. Their newest catalog is stuffed full of amazing products guaranteed to make your life easier and your dental practice running smoothly. You can download the .pdf version at www.dentalhacks.com/zirccatalog, but I would suggest that you don't. You should get the paper one. It's practically a work of art! I know that sounds crazy, but it's beautiful and full of really cool ideas for your practice. Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and put "catalog" in the subject line and we'll forward you to someone who will send one right to you!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagon Masters

Alan: TextExpander 2

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

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

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This week we feature Dr. Jonathan Abenaim talking about what he prints and mills in his office as well as the Brain Trust talking about Instagram for the dental office and how video makes social media more powerful.

Have you ever wondered "will I be printing stuff in my office someday?" Dr. Jonathan Abenaim is pretty sure most offices will be printing some stuff, but definitely milling a LOT of stuff. He's doing tons of it every day in his office and he tells us all about it in episode 139! What kind of scanner do you need? What order should you invest? You get it all from the man who runs Smile Syllabus, a one stop CE extravaganza all about incorporating technology into your practice!

In our Brain Trust we feature Jason and Dr. Ryan McCall explaining to the older (read "more experienced") and less social media savvy Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Alan. Instagram for the dental practice? Incorporating video? Local targeting? These guys lay it all out for you. As JLips says, "it's super easy." Sure, JLips. We believe you.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Have you ever tried to mask a grey or discolored tooth with composite? It's not easy, right? Most opaques are white and chalky. I recently figured out that the best way to do it is use Pink Opaque from Cosmedent! It blocks out discoloration but leaves a warm, natural opaque in the process. I've never used anything like it. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/pink

Why is the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc different? It's the way that it's made. They use a combination of 3 metal oxide layers to coat their mirror lens. It's brighter and clearer than rhodium, but just as scratch resistant! Check out the Crystal HD mirror at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: moist cotton towel, lavender

Alan: Cosmedent pink opaque

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

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

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