The Dental Hacks Podcast (dental)

The amazing Teresa Duncan (aka: TDuncs) joins Jason to talk about what's new with insurance in 2019! Teresa is the owner of Odyssey Management, which is a company that helps dental offices with insurance, coding and documentation!

Links from the show:

Odyssey Management

Teresa on Facebook/Instagram

Teresa's podcast, "Nobody Told MeThat"

Premier Air Hand instruments

Premier Dental Vac Attack Green

GC glass ionomer

Dentsply Sirona Primescan

Hu Friedy

Komet Ceraburs

3M CoJet

3M Xerostomia Relief Spray

 

[caption id="attachment_1198" align="alignleft" width="254"] Labomed Magna Microscope[/caption]

Labomed Magna microscope

[caption id="attachment_1199" align="alignright" width="299"] Zumax OMS2380[/caption]

Zumax OMS2380 microscope

 

Corky Willhite is offering his amazing "Transitional Bonding" course at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on March 14-15th! This course focuses on the benefits and step-by-step techniques of transitional bonding, an extremely practical new option requiring little or no prep for most cases. This course will cover the rationale for using composite. Work on one tooth against an arch or plan for a full mouth rehabilitation. This hands-on course presents practical occlusal guidelines for predictable function and longevity – including increasing V.D.O. and building anterior guidance as well as how to handle bruxers and non-compliant patients. If you sign up for the March 14-15th date, you'll get the online version of the course (being recorded on March 14-15!) for free! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Corky!

Have you ever had a patient swallow a crown? Feels pretty great, right? How about you put all of that behind you by trying Airway Armor from Zirc! If you order on their website at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor and use the coupon code: HACKSAIR you'll get an trial kit (normally $45) for $35!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just rolled over 26,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Omnichroma composite

Alan: Endohandle by Venta Endo(use coupon code "HACKS" on the website)

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_229.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:33am EST

Alan sat down with Dave Kelton of Labomed to talk about dental microscopes! Dave had a booth at the recent Chicago Midwinter where he was showing the world the amazing Labomed Magna microscope! Dave has had a lot of years of experience with dental microscopes and he represents a company that really wants to bring microscopes to a wider audience in dentistry!

Some links from the show: 

Labomed Microscopes

 

 

I'd like to introduce you to one of my best friends. Her name is 0512 and she's with me in almost every procedure I do. Sometimes I fall back on her little brother, 0508, too. You can find a new best friend by going to dentalhacks.com/Microcopy and searching all the styles of diamonds and carbides that Microcopy makes! You can even get a free sample of the ones you're interested in!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_71.mp3
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Jason and Alan talked with Dr. Chris Salierno in the Premier Dental booth at last weekend's Chicago Midwinter about a new product he has invented to help with your posture and mimics ripped abs. He's planning on making millions.

Links from the Show:

Omnichroma composite 

Dental Economics

Figs Scrubs

Dickies Scrubs

Premier Dental

It doesn't matter what you call your burs. You just need to know that Microcopy has a ridiculous selection of carbides and diamonds. And they won't judge how you choose to name them. Check them out at dentalhacks.com/Microcopy.

Direct download: DHD_70_actual_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

1983. The beginning of seventh grade. That's when the Rich and Al story started.

Al has been friends with Richard Heend for more than 35 years. Which makes me feel super old. Rich had computers long before people normally had computers. This is where Al's fascination with computers and being "online" started.

Some links from the show:


 Join the conversation on the AME Facebook group! Search for "Alan Mead Experience" on Facebook and ask for an invite. You'll need to use the password "Premier" or "Cosmedent" to be let in!

If you like what you hear...go subscribe to the Alan Mead Experience on your podcast listening software!

Direct download: DHP_227.5_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Craig Cody joins us again for some more wisdom from an accountant. Craig is a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! In episode 68 we discuss:

  • What are the biggest accounting mistakes dentists make?
  • Should you buy equipment for the tax write off?
  • When should you be talking to your accountant about purchases you might make?

You should get Craig's newest book for free by clicking on dentalhacks.com/CraigCody

Craig will be starting a podcast called "The Progressive Dentist," so keep your eyes open for that! Also...Craig is is one of the sponsors of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry!

I'd like to introduce you to one of my best friends. Her name is 0512 and she's with me in almost every procedure I do. Sometimes I fall back on her little brother, 0508, too. You can find a new best friend by going to dentalhacks.com/Microcopy and searching all the styles of diamonds and carbides that Microcopy makes! You can even get a free sample of the ones you're interested in!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_68.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Everyone knows that their practice management software is full of data about their practice. Some would argue that getting at that data is kind of tough and a lot of dentists probably wouldn't know what to do with that data if they could get it. Dr. Mitch Ellingson works with Spear Practice Solutions. He joined Alan to talk about how Spear Practice Solutions uses all this data yet makes it easy for dentists to implement it. Dr. Ellingson was a wildly successful Spear trained multiple practice owner who admits to being a numbers guy. He talks with Alan about how to implement the things you can learn through Spear and how Spear Practice Solutions (the consulting side of Spear) can help dentists create better practices while doing the dentistry that they want to do.

On a side note...I only realized that Mitch was a dentist halfway through our conversation. I hope you enjoy me eating crow once I realize this.

Links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Practice Solutions

The Dental Hacks Academy

Corky Willhite is offering his amazing "Transitional Bonding" course at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on March 14-15th! This course focuses on the benefits and step-by-step techniques of transitional bonding, an extremely practical new option requiring little or no prep for most cases. This course will cover the rationale for using composite. Work on one tooth against an arch or plan for a full mouth rehabilitation. This hands-on course presents practical occlusal guidelines for predictable function and longevity – including increasing V.D.O. and building anterior guidance as well as how to handle bruxers and non-compliant patients. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Corky!

The Crystal HD mouth mirror by Zirc is second to none. But be careful...once you start using them, you won't ever want to go back to your old mouth mirror! Zirc is offering a special discount to listeners of the Dental Hacks Podcast! If you use coupon code "HACKSFREE" on their website they'll give you "Buy 2 12-packs of Crystal HD mirrors and get 1 of the same for free!" Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just rolled over 26,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: Conviction 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_227.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

 

I'm the guy who uses the self checkout line at the grocery store. I book my flights online. I buy almost everything from Amazon. So why can't your patients book appointments on your website? In today's Dental Hacks Daily Alan talks with Vanessa Vitagliano and Tom Brown from Localmed. They are a company that allows your patients to make appointments at your office online! This was a really enjoyable and informative discussion that took place in the "Localmed Palace" at Voices of Dentistry 2019!

Some links from the show:

Localmed

G.O.S.T. the goat

Voices of Dentistry

One of the things I really like about Microcopy Dental's single patient use products is the ease with which you can try them! All you have to do is go to  dentalhacks.com/Microcopy and search "330 samples" or whatever you'd like to try and you'll find out how easy it is to try their products for free! And if you you're in Chicago next week for the midwinter, be sure to check out their new 3302 blended neck carbide...being released at the show! 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_67.mp3
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This episode is amazing! Jason sits down with Caitlin and Brian Schlichting of Digitalfire! They are the geniuses behind the Dental Hacks Academy and they're here to explain what in the world that is! If you're interested in understanding digital marketing like Google Ads, Facebook Ads, landing pages and sales funnels! You can learn to do it yourself or even just be knowledgeable when discussing it with your digital marketing guys! This course is a great resource and a tremendous value! Check it out at academy.dentalhacks.com/offer!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Academy

Digitalfire

Go check out the new podcast by Dr. Mark Costes and Kiera Dent called "The Dental A-Team" coming on February 14th!

We'd like to welcome Microcopy Dental to the Dental Hacks Podcast! Alan has been using Microcopy single patient use diamonds for most of his career...we think you're going to love them! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/Microcopy.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_66.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Steve Ratcliff at Spear Education. Steve has had been a dental educator for a lot of years. He spent a lot of years teaching at the Pankey Institute and came over to the Scottsdale Center, which eventually became Spear Education! He has played a huge role in creating much of the content  featured on the Spear Online platform and he's also been a huge part of creating the Spear Study Club curriculum.

Steve gave us a pretty intimate look into his past and his evolution as a clinician and educator. We think you'll walk away with a lot from our talk with Dr. Ratcliff.

Links from the show:

Spear Education

The Dental Hacks Academy

Dr. Georg Benjamin gives us a Clinical Hack of the Week about an interesting way of cementing provisional restorations using GC Universal Bonding Agent!

Corky Willhite is offering his amazing "Transitional Bonding" course at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on March 14-15th! This course focuses on the benefits and step-by-step techniques of transitional bonding, an extremely practical new option requiring little or no prep for most cases. This course will cover the rationale for using composite. Work on one tooth against an arch or plan for a full mouth rehabilitation. This hands-on course presents practical occlusal guidelines for predictable function and longevity – including increasing V.D.O. and building anterior guidance as well as how to handle bruxers and non-compliant patients. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Corky!

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

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just rolled over 26,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Dental Hacks Academy

Alan: The Dropout 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_226.mp3
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Jason and Alan are honored to speak with Dr. Mike Skramstad of CERECDoctors about Dentsply Sirona's brand new CEREC Primescan! The news broke a couple days ago and the Dental Hacks got to speak with someone who has been very close to the whole process!

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona CEREC Primescan

CERECDoctors

We'd like to welcome Microcopy Dental to the Dental Hacks Podcast! Alan has been using Microcopy single patient use diamonds for most of his career...we think you're going to love them! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/Microcopy.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_65.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Last weekend was a big one for Jason and Alan! We spent the whole weekend with dental podcast enthusiasts in Scottsdale, AZ. Both of us presented at the Voices of Dentistry meeting, and today we're going to share those presentations with you!

Jason presented about what dentists are doing wrong with Facebook and other online advertising. He's got a bunch of helpful tips and actionable advice about how to crush your Facebook advertising! Click here to download Jason's slides!

[caption id="attachment_1155" align="alignleft" width="278"] Al's slides[/caption]

Alan presented on the pros and cons of social media and how to make your social media life better! You can download Alan's slides here.

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry

Cosmecore from Cosmedent is a versatile, dual cured core material that handles great, comes in 3 great shades and won't gouge when you prep it! It comes in two handy sizes (50g and 8g syringes) and once you start using it, it will become your "go to" for ideal tooth preps! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: WagoTrix matrix rings

Alan: Butcher Box

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_225.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Alan talks with Dr. Lance Timmerman about the "Third Agreement" of "The Four Agreements." The author don Miguel Ruiz suggests never taking anything personally. This is an amazing suggestion and rule, but hard to follow. Lance has lots to say about it!

Lance was amazing at the Voices of Dentistry and is hilarious on the "Working Interferences" podcast with Dr. Josh Austin!

Links from the show:

Stress Management and Mindfulness for the Dental Professional (Dr. Dawn Kulongowski's group mentioned on the show)

Spear Online

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_62.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Alan has a chance to talk with Craig Cody, a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! In episode 60 we discuss:

  • How does Craig's experience as a cop in Manhattan help him in his current gig?
  • How often should you be talking to your accountant?
  • What state has the worst tax laws? (spoiler: he didn't commit to one!)
  • How do taxes for dentists compare to other small businesses?

You should get Craig's newest book for free by clicking on dentalhacks.com/CraigCody

Craig will be starting a podcast called "The Progressive Dentist," so keep your eyes open for that! Also...Craig is is one of the sponsors of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_60.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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

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

Links from the show:

Pathways of the Pulp

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

Mark Oleson’s "Endodontics Unsponsored" courses

Style Italiano Endo

John Khademi/Eric Herbranson episode

WAMkey

Brasseler BR0 file

Endobender Instruments

Denjoy iFinder

#whyVoD? We're one week away from the most innovative dental meeting in the world! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most "networkable" dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

One of the coolest things about Cosmedent's Renamel NANO Plus is the shades. It comes in a whole bunch of them! They're particularly great for shade matching because Cosmedent's composites match the Vita shade guide that you already know and trust! So not only is Renamel NANO Plus the nicest handling, nicest polishing composite you'll ever use. It's also the easiest to match shades with! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/nanoplus!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Reddit

Kevin: Hygenic Nonlatex rubber dam, Hedy Isodam

Mac: Schwed gutta percha points

Zach: Real World Endo, John Rhodes Endo

Alan: Mac mini

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

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

 

 

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_223.mp3
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We sat down with Dr. Mark Fleming of CEREC Doctors at DS World last September. Alan and Mark go WAY back to DentalTown days (circa 2001). Mark has made some interesting moves in his career and has ended up on faculty at CEREC Doctors in Scottsdale! FYI Mark pushed on Darin O'Bryan's nose during this podcast.

Links from the show:

CEREC Doctors

Voices of Dentistry

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_59.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

What starts as an innocent question about his family becomes a near tirade by Dr. Lance Timmerman! We hear what it's like working in someone else's practice from a guy who has owned his own practice since the beginning! This episode is hilarious and it touches on the fact that in most dentist's careers we will have to work in an office that we're not familiar with. If you've ever had to get used to equipment or treatment plans that weren't your own...you'll get a lot out of this one!

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry 

The Working Interferences Podcast

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_58.mp3
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Dr. Jason Smithson makes a triumphant return to the Dental Hacks Podcast! Jason and Alan spent an hour talking about what's going on in the life of one of our most requested guests! Jason tells us about:

  • Being forced into a different practice (and practice model) as a mid-career dentist
  • All the fixed/removable cases he's seeing (and what it must have been like to be a prosthodontist in 1968)
  • How trying something completely new can beat boredom in practice
  • How does working with other dentists and dental team members makes for better patient outcomes
  • How does the financial security make for better patient outcomes?
  •  What does mentorship look like to Jason Smithson? Who is ready to be mentored? Who is ready to be a mentor?
  • The pros and cons of social media for dentists
  • How do younger dentists learn differently from mid-career dentists
  • Why do dentists forget the fundamentals?
  • How does he handle working with compromise cases and still feel great about his results?

Links from the Show:

Dynamag Denture Attachments

#whyVoD? We're mere weeks away from the most innovative dental meeting in the world! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most "networkable" dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

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. Use the coupon code "Wave" before January 31. 2019 for $100 off!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Culture Code, by Daniel Coyle

Alan: QDSLRDashboard 

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_222.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:56am EST

Dentists hate hiring. We hate hiring so much we hang on to employees longer than we should. So what's the solution? 

Kiera Dent is here to help! Kiera has a bunch of actionable ideas that you're going to love!

  • writing an ad (be different)
  • where (and when) to post (Craigslist...seriously)
  • why do you care what an applicant's favorite ice cream is?
  • how to interview (short and on the phone)
  • how to get your team involved
  • what are score cards and how do they work?

Kiera's links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's Employee Assessment form

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_57.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Lance Timmerman joins Alan to talk about the pros and cons of sedation dentistry. Does marketing for sedation patients actually attract crazy patients? When would you want to use IV sedation vs. oral? You'll find this conversation interesting!

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_56.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

   

In today's episode Jason and Alan are joined by 3 Brain Trust noobs and they CRUSH IT! We have long time friends of the show (and Dental Hacks Nation) Dr. Craig Harder, Dr. Rusty Fitton and Dr. Daniel Smith join us for this live to tape episode that went all over the place! In episode 221 we discuss:

  • The Voices of Dentistry and why every listener of the Dental Hacks should be going!
  • Dr. Craig Harder's security camera
  • How much Christmas break is too much? Is there ever too much break?
  • Dr. Rusty Fitton's commute and how he developed a mini-specialty by caddying for oral surgeons in a past life
  • Dr. Daniel Smith's transition from mom and pop shop to a Heartland affiliate
  • Triumphs of 2018
  • Intraoral scanners (Craig and Rusty just got Medit i500s!)
  • Upcoming CE

Some links from the show:

Dr. Daniel Smith's episode of the "Alan Mead Experience"

#whyVoD? Because the room block has been extended into January! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. Spear online has resources for doctor education, patient education and team education! There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

You need a microfill! Nothing handles like a microfill, nothing polishes like a microfill and nothing holds a polish like a microfill. Our friends at Cosmedent are the microfill people! Go check out Renamel microfill in syringes and compules at dentalhacks.com/microfill!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Yongnuo LED Wand

Rusty: Rumble Roller

Daniel: Salvin PDL-evator

Craig: An idea notebook for capturing ideas on the fly (for instance, like this one!)

Alan: Pixel 3 XL phone

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_221.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Firing. Most everyone hates it, so often we don't do it as soon as we should.

Kiera Dent has a different take on firing. Why not make it so the employee that needs to go understands exactly why they're going, expects it and maybe even thanks you? Does it sound too good to be true? You need to take a listen to how she does it!

 Kiera's links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's Employee Assessment form

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_55.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Gino Andreozzi creates video. Essentially he's the guy that makes the Spear Online videos as good as they are. Alan had a chance to pick his brain about how he does what he does and more importantly...how can WE make better video for our office! You're going to find this interview with Spear's video guru fascinating!

Gino's links:

Spear Online

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_54.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

[caption id="attachment_1105" align="alignright" width="500"] Jason and Alan on stage at Spear Education, moments before they brought the hook[/caption]

Jason and Alan do a wrap of to the year that was 2018! In this episode we discuss:

  • What the hell is Jason doing? Practice sales, startups and where he's working. It's a JLips state of the union!
  • Favorite new additions in our offices for 2018
  • How can dentists avoid being targets by marketers, etc.
  • What kind of CE are we looking at for 2019?
  • Shaming Alan for not treating sleep apnea (#woke)
  • Is Social Media good or bad? (or both?)
  • Greatest professional regrets of 2018
  • Staff issues for 2018

Some links from the show:

#whyVoD? Because the room block is closing by December 31st! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. Spear online has resources for doctor education, patient education and team education! There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

Our friend Dr. Arthur Volker is giving a class at Cosmedent next year! It's called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course" and it's going to be on February 21-22 in Chicago at the amazing Center for Esthetic Excellence! You'll learn smile design including the ever important midline placement, materials, colors, palatal stents...all the good stuff! Artie is a great guy and a really good teacher and you'll get tons of face time with the man himself! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie! I can't wait for this one!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

Alan: Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse and Crimetown Season 2

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_220.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Kiera Dent joins us again, this time to give us some specific "KPIs" (Key Performance Indicators) for your practice! We talk about:

  • The most important things to track
  • The number that feeds your ego vs. the number that feeds your family
  • How to look at write offs
  • How do you track attrition (spoiler: use a dashboard)
  • How to track case acceptance and how your software might be fibbing to you
  • Do you need new patients?

 

Kiera's Links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's "Master Tracker" Excel sheet

Kiera's "Master Tracker" protocol (Word Doc)

Directions from Kiera:

"Remember, don't write in the colors & you'll be golden!!! Always keep a "master" copy & make new copies of it weekly. I suggest having a new folder for each month & having the weeks listed out.
 
Here are the things you'll get from this:
  • accurate % tracking for case acceptance
  • you'll be able to see who (TC) is strong/needs verbiage training
  • you'll be able to see who (HYG/DA) is strong/needs verbiage training
  • AWESOME call lists!! You can use the 2-2-2 method easily with these lists b/c you can pull them up on the dates needed for 2 days/weeks/months ago and call those who didn't schedule their TX --- easy peasy!!!"

Voices of Dentistry (sign up soon! The room block closes December 31!...we got an extension)

Podium for reviews!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_53.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We spoke with Dr. Sameer Puri during our trip to Spear Education earlier this month. Alan has known Sam since the early days of DentalTown and they had a LOT to talk about. It turns out that Sam has created a lot of great stuff in dentistry since then! We discuss:

  • How we first met online and old school DentalTown!
  • How clueless Sam and Tarun were when they put the first Townie Meeting together, and how they "learned by doing."
  • The difference between graduating from dental school in the late 90's to now.
  • The importance of photography in dentistry.
  • When Sam started with CEREC and how that blossomed into CEREC Doctors.
  • How did Cdocs become involved with the Scottsdale Center and Spear Education
  • Where is "home" for Sam...Southern California or Arizona?

Sameer's links:

CEREC Doctors

Townie Meeting

Some links from the show:

Clinical Hack of the Week: user presets on DSLR cameras, specifically from Photomed!


Go get your copy of the ebook "Improving Your Practice's Clinical Photography" from Spear Education. It's free and it's a step by step guide on how to use your digital SLR camera to make comprehensive treatment planning a "thing" in your practice! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearphotography

#whyVoD? Because the room block is closing by December 31st! Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever and stay at the gorgeous Double Tree resort in Scottsdale! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. Spear online has resources for doctor education, patient education and team education! There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

It's a Christmas miracle! Cosmedent is offering its Virtual CEE courses (Catch the Composite Wave by Dr. Buddy Mopper and CPR for the Worn Dentition by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb) to you for a special deal! Use the coupon code "Holiday" on checkout from the website and they'll knock $100 off the course fee! You'll have some time over the break to earn some CE credits in the comfort of your flannel PJs! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCE and be sure to use coupon code "Holiday" at check out!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Founder's Card

Alan: Neumann BCM 705 microphone

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_219.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 11:56am EST

Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Kenton Ross about the importance of participating in a study club. Specifically his Spear Study Clubs While they visited Spear Education earlier this month the Dental Hacks ran into a lot of people who participate In Spear Study Clubs. Dr. Ross has been participating in study clubs for quite some time and is a leader of his own local Spear Study Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He explains how the group is smarter than any one member and how it's affected his career.

Kenton's links:

Spear Study Clubs

Spear Online

Podium

Voices of Dentistry (time is running out on the hotel block!)

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_52.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 4:44am EST

Today we feature Kiera Dent of Kiera's Dental Consulting. Alan had never had the pleasure of talking to Kiera, so while Al checked levels she told him how she got into consulting. What started out as a sound check turned into an awesome Daily episode! You'll be hearing a lot from Kiera in the upcoming weeks. She's going to give us her special take on hiring, firing and what KPIs you need to be keeping your eyes on. But in today's episode she explains how she got into the business and how she met her partner, our good friend Dr. Mark Costes!

Kiera's Links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Voices of Dentistry (sign up soon! The room block closes this week!)

Podium for reviews!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_51.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We have a unique interview for you today! Alan had a chance to talk with Dan Kawabata who works with Spear Education to create 3D animation for Spear Online. So all of those amazing waiting room videos and patient education animations...those are Dan's! It was interesting to get a non-dentist's take on how to portray dental procedures in an informative, but not too graphic way. We think you're really going to like it!

Dan's links:

dentalhacks.com/Spearonline

It's time to get your ticket for Voices of Dentistry! I just bought my flight and it was REALLY expensive and there weren't many seats left on the flight! Go to www.voicesofdentistry.com today and register for the most innovative dental meeting anywhere!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_50.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Shane Simmons of Crimson Media Group joins us again, this time to talk about video. Video gets more attention and frankly gets rewarded by Facebook and Youtube.

In today's episode Shane shares with us three easy ways to use video!

Shane's links:

Nothing but the Tooth podcast

Crimson Media Group

Facebook Pixel

Shane's email: ssimmons@crimsonmediagroup.com

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_49.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Gregg Kinzer took time out of his busy (insane?) schedule teaching on campus to speak with Jason and Alan! He's a dental education rock star who spends half his time

  • How Spear Education really works...from big picture concepts to logistics of running 4 or more classes at once
  • How important is photography for restorative dentistry? Is it important to show people biting fruit?
  • For people who love big case restorative, would a prosthodontic residency be right for them?
  • Why Spear Education isn't just for full mouth rehab
  • How did the downturn in the economy in 2008 affect the way the Spear Education teaches?
  • How to incorporate new concepts into existing practice
  • How has adding airway considerations changed the way he treatment plans and executes dentistry?
  • How is ortho becoming the most important part of restorative dentistry?

Gregg's links:

Spear Education

Spear Aesthetics (Gregg's practice in Seattle)

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features tips from Vu Le that focuses on photo mirrors and socks. I know, sounds weird but it's really good.

#whyVoD? Because it's the best meeting you'll ever go to for networking. Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Our most recent obsession...the Spear Online iPad app! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline and you can get $20/month off of your Spear online subscription!

We think it's time for you to check out Cosmedent's virtual version of "CPR for the Worn Dentition" by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb.This untapped goldmine is the course that our students keep coming back for. Dentists are seeing tooth loss at an unprecedented level. And it's not just from grinding and stress. Do you understand what is causing all the wear and erosion that you are seeing in your practice? During CPR For The Worn Dentition, Dr. Hartlieb will help you understand the etiology of such great tooth loss. You will learn how to identify the different causative agents like grinding, bruxism, dietary issues, GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and how they may be related to one another. This course is designed for restorative dentists looking to build their skills and confidence in managing worn dentition cases with a predictable treatment modality that they can immediately put into effect. For one week only, you'll get $100 off the already low price by using coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCPR!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Youtube stories

Alan: Photomed

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_217.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

Today we feature the one and only Dr. Justin Moody! Alan had a chance to sit down in Justin's studio in Tempe, AZ to talk all about the Voices of Dentistry and Justin's amazing teaching clinic for Implant Pathway!

Justin's links:

Voices of Dentistry

Implant Pathway

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_48.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dental Hacks Nation, welcome to December! The Dental Hacks Daily is back!

Today we feature Dr. Martin Mendelson who is resident faculty of Spear Education. Martin is the "kickoff guy" for the "Treating the Worn Dentition" course at Spear and he likes to lead with a tool that helps  he calls "G.R.O.W." It's an acronym that helps you focus on how you can get past tasks that make you hesitate, like implementing new ideas in your practice that you've learned when you take CE!

Martin's Links:

Treating the Worn Dentition

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_47.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Our guest for episode 216 is Dr. Chris Bowman! He's been on the Dental Hacks Daily and even recently gave us a terrific Clinical Hack of the Week a couple weeks back. But we just didn't think we had enough Chris Bowman, so we added 170% more Chris Bowman this episode! We cover a lot of topics including:

  • What are some of the things Chris learned early in his career that set him on the path to success?
  • Why does he feel so strongly that coaching can help dentists?
  • What makes a good coach and how do you find one?
  • Can someone have a "cosmetic only" practice and should they want to?
  • Why is it important to look at "how we've always done it?"
  • How can you choreograph your appointments to increase case acceptance?
  • Why didn't he invent the composite instrument of his dreams?

Chris's links:

Dental Insider

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features tips from Chris, Jason and Alan on the dreaded closing of access openings in crowns that have had endodontic therapy through them!

#whyVoD? Because it's the best meeting you'll ever go to for networking. Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

We've been using a new cement in our offices and it's made by our friends at Bisco. It's called Theracem. It's a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts). My favorite thing about it is that it delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required. It's fluoride and calcium releasing and is pleasantly radioopaque on the x-ray. It's also super easy to clear. It's kind of perfect, really. Go check out Theracem from Bisco at dentalhacks.com/theracem!

There aren't that many things that are "shortcuts" in dentistry. But we've found one thing that kind of is. It's Pink Opaque from Cosmedent! Basically, it mask dark stuff more easily and gorgeously than anything else you've ever tried! Endo accesses, discolored teeth, porcelain fractures (even to metal!). You name it and you can cover it with Pink Opaque! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/pink!

 

Our friends at Zirc want to help you up your organization game! Take for instance instrument storage and sterilization. They have an awesome solution that protects your expensive instruments from operatory to sterilization called the EZ Jett cassette. They come in all kinds of colors and sizes and fit most sterilizers. They're durable and made of an antimicrobial plastic to last and last! For the Dental Hacks Nation only...use coupon code DHEZ on the website for a "buy 4 of one, get another one free" deal! Go check out EZ Jett cassettes at dentalhacks.com/ez!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Lumafusion

Chris: Social Media Marketing Podcast with Michael Stelzner

Alan: It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work

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_216.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The OGs[/caption]

The Brain Trust has always been a huge part of the Dental Hacks podcast. We love to feature a round table of regular, "wet fingered' (ew) dentists talking about stuff that all dentists deal with. Episode 215 features three of our original panelists who have been featured over the years. We cover a lot of ground here, including:

  • Are baseball analogies good for gauging where you are in your dental career?
  • Would Rich recommend buying and merging a practice?
  • How is Jeff screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • How has coaching affected their careers?
  • What technology has been worthwhile? For patient outcomes or simply marketing?
  • Why are dentists training so much in high dollar procedures vs. the fundamentals?
  • Are long haul truckers good patients? Is it truck o'clock?

The OG's links:

The Chicago Study Club

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features some new functionality for Invisalign. Jason discusses Invisalign's relatively new options for treating class II occlusion using a variant of the twin block.

Go check out our featured "Spear Online Education video of the week, "Endodontic Diagnosis with Dr. Lou Berman!"

#whyVoD? Well, the weather in Scottsdale in January is second to none. Our speaker line up is insane, featuring the likes of: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Danny Domingue, Dr. Cory Glenn and Dr. Baron Grutter sharing the stage and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Jason and Alan have been using Spear Education online for awhile now. There is no better way to get great CE, do patient education, get CE credit and learn a better way to practice dentistry that signing up for Spear Education online. You get so much with your membership, it's kind of astonishing. The biggest problem is having the time to learn everything! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

You'd like a flexible, yet simple bonding agent. One that works with all of your materials, doesn't need an activator to use with indirects, can be used as a self etch or total etch and gives virtually no post operative sensitivity. Look no further! Bisco has created All Bond Universal, the culmination of over 30 years of research. And it will meet all of your expectations! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/allbonduniversal!

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Dennis Hartlieb[/caption]

Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. And you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own easy chair! Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at dentalhacks.com/virtualcpr!

Everyone knows that Zirc's Crystal HD mirrors are the best and brightest mouth mirrors in dentistry. That's just a given. But when I heard about their double sided Crystal HD mirrors I wondered, why would you want such a creature? Then I realized that half the time I'm retracting the cheek or tongue with my mirror and that incredibly reflective surface could be reflecting light back into my operative field! That's why Zirc created the Crystal HD double sided mirror! Those folks at Zirc never miss a trick do they? Check them out at dentalhacks.com/doublesided and use coupon code DH5OFF for $5 off the 4 pack of double sided Crystal HD mirrors!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bisco Theracem

Alan: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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_215.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:33am EST

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Jason and Alan are joined by a repeat guest, Dr. Jeff Rouse! We've talked with Jeff about airway issues a bunch of times, yet this interview is really fresh and interesting. We think you'll like it a lot! In episode 213 we discuss:

  • What does he mean that "all appliances are sleep appliances?"
  • What has it been like to create all of this amazing content for Spear Education's online platform?
  • How is Jeff screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • What has he seen with regard to orthodontists coming around to treating airway in children?
  • Tips on building an airway team
  • How does the "Prevent, Control, Resolve" protocol work?

Jeff's links:

Spear Education

The Seattle Protocol

Links from the show:

Al's article in the November issue of Dental Economics: "7 tips to make anterior composites more predictable, profitable and fun"

 

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Our "clinical hack of the week" features an adjunct for Traxodent or other tissue conditioners. Dr. Chris Bowman explains how he uses a stiff bite registration material like Blue Mousse to make tissue conditioners work that much better!

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Our friends at Bisco have created a product to help increase adhesion to zirconia, alumina and metal substrates. It's called Z-Prime Plus and you should check it out! It's easy to use and let's you bond zirconia, alumina and metal to teeth! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/z.

 

 

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Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at dentalhacks.com/virtualcpr!

CAD/CAM users...Zirc has got your CAD/CAM block storage needs covered! Zirc has created what they call the CAD/CAM "Block Locker." It comes in two different sizes anb it's a durable and well organized way to store your CAD/CAM blocks. It stores blocks safely and securely while making it a breeze to find what you're looking for. It's time to up your CAD/CAM storage game and Zirc's Block Locker is just the trick! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker and use coupon code DHBLOCK for 10% off the large or small block locker!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Mindnode 5

Alan: Foamies by Piksters

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_214.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:49am EST

Jason and Alan are joined by dentist/podcaster/author Dr. Paul Etchison! Paul is THAT guy! The one who did a startup about 10 years ago with two ops and doing his own hygiene that grew into a monster practice with multiple associates and specialists! In episode 213 we discuss:

  • How do you write a book?
  • Why start a podcast?
  • Should you have a backup autoclave or air compressor?
  • His story of small office to monster practice!
  • Al and Paul's experience in the Dominican Republic
  • How important is office culture? (hint: VERY)
  • What is a "virtual case review" and how has that increased big cases in Paul's office?
  • Al's chicken update

Paul's links:

Dental Practice Hero

Dental Practice Heroes Podcast

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" feature a trick for closed tray implant impressions. You can't beat PTFE (teflon) tape! To keep impression material out of the impression coping ends you can wad teflon up kind of fat and gently pack it into the top. Keeps impression material out and is super easy to remove after you take the impression out of the mouth. Jason also suggests Tak model block from Great Lakes Orthodontics.

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

We've been using a new cement in our offices and it's made by our friends at Bisco. It's called Theracem. It's a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts). My favorite thing about it is that it delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required. It's fluoride and calcium releasing and is pleasantly radioopaque on the x-ray. It's also super easy to clear. It's kind of perfect, really. Go check out Theracem from Bisco at dentalhacks.com/theracem

Cosmedent is featuring a friend of the show in an amazing course this December! Dr. Bob Margeas is giving his course "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th. It's in the greatest classroom in all of dentistry, overlooking Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and it promises to bring your composite skills to a new level! Go check out the course at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas.

 

Mr. Thirsty One Step is a bite block and a tongue guard with built in suction. It's great for dentists and hygienists because it removes water spray, retracts the cheek and tongue and keeps the patient's mouth open all in one easy to use and disposable package. There are several options out there for these kind of mouth guards, so why is Mr. Thirsty better? First, it's all one piece there is nothing to sterilize or clean. Take it out of the package, use it, then toss it. Secondly, the bite block has a little less "give" than it's competitors, and in my hands...that's a plus. You should check out Mr. Thirsty at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and use the coupon code "TRIAL10" on the website for $10 off of a Mr. Thirsty One Step trial kit! This is a great deal on a great product, so go check it out!

"Implants-the Surgical/Restorative Connection" is being offered December 7-8th at the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale, AZ. If you act now, you can save $200 on your registration for this value packed course! It features Dr. Gregg Kinzer's restorative perspective and Dr. Jim Janakievski's surgical expertise to help you learn treatment planning, placement and restoration of implant restorations from simple to complex. Check it out and sign up at dentalhacks.com/spearimplants. You won't want to miss this one! 

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: mightynetworks.com

Paul: Time Meter app

Alan: Holy Ghost by John Sanford

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_213.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Jason and Alan go "live to tape" for only the second time and this time we are joined by the one and only Andre Shirdan! Andre is a speaker, dental consultant and coach with a ton of good information and a great sense of humor! We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Here are a few things that we covered!

  • dentists (and the industry of dentistry) avoids change (how do you buys stamps?)
  • how did he learn about and where should dental teams learn about customer service (think Disney, Ritz Carlton and Chick-Fil-A)
  • What is C.R.E.W.? Where did it come from and how does it work?
  • how can we simplify perio treatment in our offices?
  • how he created the biggest Eaglesoft user's group on the internet
  • how has dentistry changed over his 30 years in the industry?

Andre's links:

The CREW Process

StatCK

Andre's Eaglesoft Field Guide

Links from the show:

Jason put up a killer "Clinical Hack of the Week" in the Dental Hacks Nation this week. Everyone has probably been in a situation where they started preparing a crown and realized that they didn't get a preoperative impression to create a provisional! JLips describes using a generic impression of a typodont and make a suck down in bleach tray material. It's soft enough to adapt over the patient and still held the anatomy of a tooth! #brilliant

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

We'd like to welcome a new sponsor to the Dental Hacks Podcast. Bisco Dental has been creating innovative dental product for a long time and we appreciate their support! We all run into deep cavity preps. It happens often enough that we really need to have a strategy for it. Do you place a liner? If so, what kind? Do these liners really do anything? And man...they are a pain to place! Enter Theracal LC. It handles just like a flowable composite. You place it right where you want it and then light cure it. You restore as you normal would over top of it. It’s just as simple as that. You get proven benefits of a liner. First, calcium release stimulates hydroxyapatite and secondary dentin bridge formation. It has an alkaline pH which promotes healing and it creates a protective seal. It’s radioopaque so you can see it on an x-ray. It’s got all the benefits you would look for in a liner, without all the hassle. Go check out Theracal LC at dentalhacks.com/theracallc. We think this is a tool you’ll be glad you have.

Nonstick instruments aren't always nonstick, right? Over time they become a bit stickier. And there is NOTHING more irritating than composite pull back on an instrument. Cosmedent has a sculpting resin that solves this problem without staining your composite. Check out HEMA-free "Brush and Sculpt" at dentalhacks.com/brushandsculpt. You may not need it for every case, but you'll be glad you have it for the cases that need it!

 

Everyone has those instruments that you’re glad to have, but maybe you don’t use them every day. Or maybe even every week. You paid a bunch for them and you want to take good care of them, but they don’t really fit in any particular regular set up or cassette. Our friends at Zirc have you covered! They have a product called the “Performance Tool Organizer.” It’s a compact cassette made for exactly these instruments! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/performance. Use coupon code DHPTO for a special “buy 4 get one free” deal! 

 

Listen up Dental Hacks Nation...Jason and I are heading to Spear Education! We’re going to be taking “Treating the Worn Dentition” on November 29th and 30th and the legendary Facially Generated Treatment Planning from December 1st to the 3rd. First, we’d like to invite you to come take Treating the Worn Dentition with us! There are a few spots left and you can find out more information at dentalhacks.com/worndentition if you want to check that out. But even better...we’re going to be interviewing some of the Spear Education rock stars while we’re there! We'll be doing “Ask Me Anything” segments with Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Steve Ratcliff and you can submit questions in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! 

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: pingdom.com

Andre: seatguru.com

Alan: DayQuil Severe Vapocool

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_212.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Dr. Erin Elliott joined the Dental Hacks for a lighthearted conversation at DS World 2018! Also sitting in on this impromptu Brain Trust is our friend Dr. Drew Byrnes.

Erin explained how the 3D Dentists Bus Tour went as well as her meet up with Dr. Rich Constantine, aka: the Dancing Dentist! This one was a fun one!

Erin's links:

3D Dentists

Erin's website

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectys! You can buy Reflectys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

 

Direct download: DHD_ep_46_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today's episode features Shane Simmons of Crimson Media Group. They are a company that helps dentists with marketing their practices. Shane is also the host of the "Nothing But the Tooth" podcast!

In today's episode Shane shares with us three easy things that can help your practice show up in the coveted Google Maps three pack! I'm not going to lie to you...I went ahead and made one simple change on my Google My Business page today and it was effortless!

Shane's links:

Nothing but the Tooth podcast

Crimson Media Group

Bright Local

Shane's email: ssimmons@crimsonmediagroup.com

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Even better, it's an "A+ nanocomposite at a C+ price!" Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectys! You can buy Reflectys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

 

Direct download: DHD_45_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

When Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas joined us last year to talk about their new Dental Office Survival Manual it was one of the most downloaded episodes of the entire podcast! Well, they're back. And they're better than ever!

Mary Beth and Missy talked with Jason and Alan about how important it is to have a really well trained team and how it's an ongoing process. We discussed:

  • How hiring is becoming more of a struggle and it's getting WORSE rather than better
  • Strategies for hiring a great team member
  • Why employees and doctors get mad about each other and how to fix it (hint: it's about training)
  • Why delegating and allowing your team to work at the top of their training is best for everyone
  • Some innovative internal marketing strategies that involve the team

Missy and Mary Beth are a real resource for dentistry. They're offering a 10% discount by using the coupon code: hacks. (15% off if you include a photo of JLips in a Speedo)

Missy and Mary Beth's links:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Dental Support Specialists

Links from the show:

JLips did some decorating for fall at Brush Up Dental! This is what happens when someone accidentally drives their car into the front of your dental office! Who else but our very own JLips can turn this into a marketing moment?

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

DHN...you need to check out two amazing courses coming up at the CEE! First, our friend Dr. Corky Willhite is teaching his “Ultimate Esthetics” anterior composite course. Corky will be teaching this course on December 6th and 7th as well as May 23rd and 24th of 2019. If you’re interested you can find more information at dentalhacks.com/ultimate. Also coming up is Dr. Bob Margeas teaching Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice on December 14-15th which you can check out at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas. Two great courses in Downtown Chicago at the legendary CEE!

Everyone has those instruments that you’re glad to have, but maybe you don’t use them every day. Or maybe even every week. You paid a bunch for them and you want to take good care of them, but they don’t really fit in any particular regular set up or cassette. Our friends at Zirc have you covered! They have a product called the “Performance Tool Organizer.” It’s a compact cassette made for exactly these instruments! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/performance. Use coupon code DHPTO for a special “buy 4 get one free” deal! 

 

Listen up Dental Hacks Nation...Jason and I are heading to Spear Education! We’re going to be taking “Treating the Worn Dentition” on November 29th and 30th and the legendary Facially Generated Treatment Planning from December 1st to the 3rd. First, we’d like to invite you to come take Treating the Worn Dentition with us! There are a few spots left and you can find out more information at dentalhacks.com/worndentition if you want to check that out. But even better...we’re going to be interviewing some of the Spear Education rock stars while we’re there! We'll be doing “Ask Me Anything” segments with Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Steve Ratcliff and you can submit questions in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! 

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Z Prime Plus from Bisco

Alan: Adobe Audition 2019

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_211.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Drew Byrnes is back one more time! In today's episode Drew talks about his new "in house" financing software. Would you like to be able to offer more payment plans but not lose a large % to a third party? Drew's focus is on Fee for Service dentistry and he's found that offering his patients an easy payment plan attracts patients that are more likely to accept more comprehensive treatment plans! Drew's software administers the plan for you and helps you track everything you need to offer payment plans in house! Also worth noting...the first 100 offices to sign up receive a significant discount on the monthly fee!

Drew's links:

The Fee for Service Dentist podcast

Dental Financing Direct

Dental Membership Direct

The Chicago Study Club (use coupon code "chicagohacks")

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectys! You can buy Reflectys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

 

Direct download: DHD_ep_44_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We're featuring an entire week of Dr. Drew Byrnes! Not only is Drew building a new office, he's got some other really cool projects he's working on! One of them is called "Dental Membership Direct." Drew's focus is on Fee for Service dentistry and he's found that offering his patients a membership plan attracts patients that aren't focused on using dental benefits! Drew's software administers the plan for you and helps you track everything you need to track in your membership plan!

Drew's links:

The Fee for Service Dentist podcast

Dental Membership Direct

The Chicago Study Club (use coupon code "chicagohacks")

 

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectsys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectsys! You can buy Reflectsys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_43.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We always enjoy talking with a fellow podcaster, so the Dental Hacks are excited to welcome Dr. Drew Byrnes to the show! Drew's podcast is called the Fee For Service Dentist Podcast and it's all about running a practice that is free from the confines of insurance! Now, that's not all unicorns and rainbows to be sure, but Drew talks about all the pros and cons of the FFS practice with a variety of guests every single week.

The other thing going on in Drew's life...he's building a new office! This is where we spend most of our time in the interview and we think it's an incredibly enlightening talk! In our interview with Drew we discuss:

  • The importance of understanding the lease when you buy a practice!
  • How important is it to work with a "dental only" design team?
  • How long will it take to build from start to finish and what, exactly does that entail?
  • Banks don't care about your feelings
  • What questions should you ask when building or renovating a space? What are the things you'll likely forget?

We'd like to thank Drew for being super honest and open about his experience and we promise to follow up with him as the process moves forward! In the mean time be sure to subscribe to the Fee For Service Dentist Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features another tip from Dr. Brian McGue! This time Brian gives us an idea on how to possibly avoid surgical extraction of upper molars using what he calls "the two handed extraction technique."

Sure the Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up, but did you know we're going to be doing karaoke on Friday night during the reception? Are you more Huey Lewis or AC/DC? Taylor Swift or 4 Non Blondes? Either way you can get your karaoke on in Scottsdale! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now!

Have you ever noticed that you tend to migrate toward specific instruments when you work with composite? I'll shoot straight with you...I have a tray full of really cool Cosmedent composite instruments, but I tend to use the Posterior Occlusal Contouring Instrument (small) and the Multi-use Composite Instrument in the posterior. And don't even talk to me unless you hand me the IPCL instrument in the anterior. But the good news is that Cosmedent makes all shapes and sizes and they're all titanium coated and non-stick! Find your favorite at dentalhacks.com/compositeinstruments

Zirc wants you to do better dentistry and they're doing their part by offering an amazing deal on their brand new 360 Isolation Power Pack! The Isolation 360 Power Pack is a complete kit of all of Zirc's isolation products in one awesome package! It includes Mr.Thirsty (both sizes), the Insti-Dam (Relaxed & Original), Pink Petal, Airway Armor, Lingua-Fix and SE Cushions. Even better...there is a guide that helps you decide what products work best in what situation! Go check out the 360 Isolation Power Pack at dentalhacks.com/360!

Do your patients have worn teeth? (OK. Yes. Dumb question.) Do you feel confident diagnosing and treating a worn dentition? (Tougher question, right?) Spear Education offers the most comprehensive and authoritative strategies for diagnosing and treating worn teeth. The seminar "Treating the Worn Dentition" is coming up on November 29th-30th at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing course at a solid (and rare) discounted price! Taught by Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jeff Rouse, it's a powerhouse seminar that is not to be missed! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/worndentition.

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Instapage

Alan: The Dream

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 met Victor Lembo of Salli USA at DS World in Orlando a few weeks back. Alan has been using Salli saddle chairs in the office for about 15 years but was really excited to see them at a dental meeting for the first time! Both Dental Hacks bought a Salli Sway chair at the meeting. Alan is ready to buy a second! Take a listen as Victor explains the companies philosophy and some of the options you can try with Salli seating!

Links from the show: 

Salli USA website

A small tragedy happened in my life. No one worry. I'm OK. I dropped my handpiece. It bent the only Jackie crown cutter that I had. So...I have to get some more. Whatever your favorite bur for cutting zirconia crowns is, throw it out. Get rid of it. Run, don't walk, to try this bur. A Jackie crown cutter in an electric handpiece with water spray cuts zirconia much like a cross cut fissure carbide cuts metal. Un. Freaking. Real. Get one. Now. Use the coupon code HACKS100 to save $100 off of an order. Check them out at: http://www.dentalhacks.com/jackie.

There is a lot of talk on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page about whether pit and fissure sealants are a good thing or not. Obviously it depends on how well they're done. We're here to tell you that Prevent Seal self etching pit and fissure sealant can help simplify a procedure that's often dumbed down for the wrong reasons. Go check out Prevent Seal by Itena at dentalhacks.com/preventseal. If you'd like to try a sample of Prevent Seal be sure to email us at info@dentalhacks.com and we'll make sure you get one!

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Jason and Alan were lucky enough to get a LOT of Dr. Jeff Rouse's time at DS World before he jumped on the "big stage." In today's epsiode he tells us about how airway affects pregnancy and new mothers as well as how jaw surgery can affect different types of patients. How do you make a referral to an oral surgeon for the type of surgery that may help airway patients? What's the difference between surgery for esthetics vs. airway? Tons of great information from one of our favorite guests!

Links from the show: 

"Sleep, Interrupted" by Dr. Stephen Park

There is a lot of talk on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page about whether pit and fissure sealants are a good thing or not. Obviously it depends on how well they're done. We're here to tell you that Prevent Seal self etching pit and fissure sealant can help simplify a procedure that's often dumbed down for the wrong reasons. Go check out Prevent Seal by Itena at dentalhacks.com/preventseal.

A small tragedy happened in my life. No one worry. I'm OK. I dropped my handpiece. It bent the only Jackie crown cutter that I had. So...I have to get some more. Whatever your favorite bur for cutting zirconia crowns is, throw it out. Get rid of it. Run, don't walk, to try this bur. A Jackie crown cutter in an electric handpiece with water spray cuts zirconia much like a cross cut fissure carbide cuts metal. Un. Freaking. Real. Get one. Now. Use the coupon code HACKS100 to save $100 off of an order. Check them out at: http://www.dentalhacks.com/jackie.

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Jason and Alan sat down with Dr. August DeOliveira at last month's Dentsply Sirona world for a hilarious and informative interview! The talked about a lot of stuff:

[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="317"] Dr. August De Oliveira is a huge fan of dead trees.[/caption]

  • Al is thinking of starting a podcast and maybe a Facebook group. We'll see how that works out.
  • August's speaking career
  • 3D printing
  • Guided surgery
  • The magic number that marketing companies seem to charge no matter the results
  • Naming traditions in the De Oliveira family

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features a tip from our very own Dr. Jason Lipscomb! He's using the Acteon Piezotome Cube for extractions. He just started using it recently and is finding it to be less traumatic and more predictable.

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! We have an amazing line up featuring some amazing speakers like: Dr. August De Oliviera, Dr. Baron Grutter and Dr. Cory Glenn, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Jamison Spencer, Reese Harper CFP, Gary Takacs and a whole bunch more! It's time to book your room and buy your ticket at dentalhacks.com/vod!

Zirc is offering an amazing deal on their brand new 360 Isolation Power Pack. The Isolation 360 Power Pack is a complete kit of all our isolation products in one awesome package! It include Mr.Thirsty (both sizes), the Insti-Dam (Relaxed & Original), Pink Petal, Airway Armor, Lingua-Fix and SE Cushions. Go check out the 360 Isolation Power Pack at dentalhacks.com/360!

"Implants-the Surgical/Restorative Connection" is being offered December 7-8th at the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale, AZ. If you act now, you can save $200 on your registration for this value packed course! It features Dr. Gregg Kinzer's restorative perspective and Dr.Jim Janakievski's surgical expertise to help you learn treatment planning, placement and restoration of implant restorations from simple to complex. Check it out and sign up at dentalhacks.com/spearimplants. I don’t think you’re going to want to miss this one!

[caption id="attachment_1022" align="alignleft" width="284"] Dr. Bob Margeas will be teaching "Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th![/caption]

Cosmedent is featuring a friend of the show in an amazing course this December! Dr. Bob Margeas is giving his course "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th. It's in the greatest classroom in all of dentistry, overlooking Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and it promises to bring your composite skills to a new level! Go check out the course at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas.

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Engageform

Alan: The Incisive Decisive podcast with Dr. Shaun Sellars and Dr. Colin Campbell

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 had a chance to speak with Emily Brayman of Microcopy Dental. Emily talks about her product called "Dentalvation." It's a way for dentists that have ideas for new and innovative products to help develop them into reality. Emily tells the story of an upcoming product from Microcopy called "Proxi-chek." It's a specialized indicating paper that helps dentists mark interproximal contacts prior to cementation of crowns. It's a brilliant little product and a classic "why didn't I think of that." If you have an idea for a new dental product, you should get in touch with Emily and take a look at the Dentalvation website!

Today is the last day to save $300 on registration for the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit!

If you've ever had to remove zirconia crowns before, you know what a pain it can be. That and expensive! How many burs do you usually go through? Komet understands. They created the "Jackie" for just this problem! A specially designed bur that cuts through zirconia "like butta." Go check out the Jackie at dentalhacks.com/Jackie and take advantage of Komet's special Dental Hacks Nation deal! If you buy $300 in Jackie burs, deep purple burs, Footsie polishers or Prepmarker instruments on their website and use the coupon code "HACKS100," you'll get $100 off of your order and your choice of two of the amazing Cerabur slow speed caries removal burs!

Our friends at Itena have made sealants quicker, easier and more reliable! Check out PreventSeal, a no-etch and no rinse sealant material that releases fluoride at dentalhacks.com/preventseal.

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Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver of Exocademy.net and the DOPE Lunch podcast joins Alan to talk about their experience buying and selling stuff on eBay. They've both had overwhelmingly good experiences and a few bad experiences. The morals of the story is 1) be careful when using eBay for big stuff and 2) romance isn't dead.

Just a couple days left to save $300 on registration for the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit!

Our friends at Itena have made sealants quicker, easier and more reliable! Check out PreventSeal, a no-etch and no rinse sealant material that releases fluoride at dentalhacks.com/preventseal.

If you've ever had to remove zirconia crowns before, you know what a pain it can be. That and expensive! How many burs do you usually go through? Komet understands. They created the "Jackie" for just this problem! A specially designed bur that cuts through zirconia "like butta." Go check out the Jackie at dentalhacks.com/Jackie and take advantage of Komet's special Dental Hacks Nation deal! If you buy $300 in Jackie burs, deep purple burs, Footsie polishers or Prepmarker instruments on their website and use the coupon code "HACKS100," you'll get $100 off of your order and your choice of two of the amazing Cerabur slow speed caries removal burs!

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The Dental Hacks had the chance to talk with another of Spear Education's faculty members! Dr. Bob Winter joined us to talk about a variety of topics including:

  • The value of learning dental technology and doing lab work
  • How working with friends and colleagues has made dentistry much more rewarding and fun
  • Why photography is so important and why it doesn't have to be that complicated
  • The importance of magnification
  • What one thing would Bob do for dentistry if he had a magic wand

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features a tip stolen from Dr. Jason Smithson off an undisclosed Facebook group. If you use polyvinyl for provisional matrices, place a bead of flowable or blockout resin around the gingival of the tooth prior to making the matrix for fat, easily trimmed provisional margins.

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Do your patients have worn teeth? (OK. Yes. Dumb question.) Do you feel confident diagnosing and treating a worn dentition? (Tougher question, right?) Spear Education offers the most comprehensive and authoritative strategies for diagnosing and treating worn teeth. The seminar "Treating the Worn Dentition" is coming up on November 29th-30th at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing course at a solid (and rare) discounted price! Taught by Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jeff Rouse, it's a powerhouse seminar that is not to be missed! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/worndentition.

 

Zirc's Crystal HD mirror is simply the best dental mirror money can buy. It's made with a special process and reflects a ton more light than any mouth mirror you've used. In fact, it reflects 40% more light! More light means you can see more and better. Zirc is offering a special deal on their website. Order a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors and they'll throw in a Mirror Magic trial kit for free! Use coupon code "DHMM" with your order for the free Mirror Magic trial kit! See more details at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

I recently had a talk with a friend of mine that's looking for a new provisional material. I told him about my favorite, MirrorImage from Cosmedent. He's interested, but isn't sure what shade to get because the case he's thinking of is pretty bright. I told him that Cosmedent has him covered. Right now, if you buy 2 of their 10mL syringes of MirrorImage and use the coupon code "free," they'll throw in an extra syringe! So you can try A1, B1 and Bleach! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage.

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bellus3d app for iPhone

Alan: Samsung Smartthings Mesh Wifi

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

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

 

 

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Dr. Russell Kirk of the Business of Dentistry podcast and ownR magazine joins Alan to talk about the negative aspects of social media and what they're doing to try and limit the time suck. 

Russell's links:

ownR magazine

The Business of Dentistry podcast

It's time to buy your tickets for the Voices of Dentistry podcast summit at the Doubletree Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go check it out at www.voicesofdentistry.com and save $300 on your ticket before October 10!

Komet USA has changed the way I prepare crowns. Between the amazing PrepMarker instruments to the smooth and fast cutting Deep Purple burs, things have really been looking up for my patients! You can check them out at dentalhacks.com/prepmarker and dentalhacks.com/deeppurple. Order $300 in Deep Purple Burs, Prepmarker instruments or Footsie polishers and use the code "HACKS 100" at checkout from the website and you'll receive $100 off of your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments for free!

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The Dental Hacks were joined by our friend Adam McWethy to talk about sales. Specifically...retail sales. Adam has a history that included retail sales and he has some valuable insights for our listeners...both as customers as well as people selling a product! We think you'll find what he has to say VERY valuable!

Adam's links:

Spear Education

"The Paradox of Choice" by Barry Schwartz

Komet USA has changed the way I prepare crowns. Between the amazing PrepMarker instruments to the smooth and fast cutting Deep Purple burs, things have really been looking up for my patients! You can check them out at dentalhacks.com/prepmarker and dentalhacks.com/deeppurple. Order $300 in Deep Purple Burs, Prepmarker instruments or Footsie polishers and use the code "HACKS 100" at checkout from the website and you'll receive $100 off of your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments for free!

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Alan sat down with Michael Cowen of Awaken 2 Sleep to talk treating sleep apnea in the dental office. It turns out that the offices having the most success with incorporating sleep into their practice make it a "team sport." Michael discusses why the team needs to be on board and how to get them there! We also talk about the brand new Sleep Hero Network...a resource and online social network for teams that are treating sleep apnea!

Michael's links:

Awaken 2 Sleep

Sleep Hero Network

Jon Cowan singing "Calling Baton Rouge" with the New Grass Revival

Our friends at Komet USA want you to know about the Prepmarker Depth Marking Instruments! This is a set of burs that makes depth preparation nothing short of fool proof! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/prepmarker and take advantage of their amazing deal! Order $300 in Deep Purple Burs, Prepmarker instruments or Footsie polishers and use the code "HACKS 100" at checkout from the website and you'll receive $100 off of your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments for free!

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Jason and Alan both use Podium to help with reviews in their dental practices. In fact, Jason dragged Alan kicking and screaming to the Podium booth at Dentsply Sirona World and made him sign up.

Alan got 5 new Google reviews in the first 3 days of using it. Whatever they're doing...it's working.

In today's episode we talk with Logan at Podium about how it works and a little bit about their special sauce. (hint: they're in with Google).

If you want to find out more about Podium, you should check them out at dentalhacks.com/podium. Full transparency...this is an affiliate link. If you click through and sign up with Podium, they're going to throw us a little something. But since you love the Dental Hacks and Podium works really well...no worries.

Our friends at Komet USA want you to know about the Prepmarker Depth Marking Instruments! This is a set of burs that makes depth preparation nothing short of fool proof! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/prepmarker and take advantage of their amazing deal! Order $300 in Deep Purple Burs, Prepmarker instruments or Footsie polishers and use the code "HACKS 100" at checkout from the website and you'll receive $100 off of your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments for free!

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

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

Do you want amazing hold for your provisionals? Do you want super healthy tissue for final cementation? It's time to switch to Dentotemp for your provisional cement. Itena is offering an amazing "buy two get one free" when you mention the code "DENTOHACKS" to your dealer when you order! Check out Dentotemp at dentalhacks.com/dentotemp!

It's time for the ZOBE experience! You can try a bunch of Zirc's amazing organizational products in the comfort of your own office! Plus, they're throwing in 10% off of their color coding products just for going through the ZOBE process with a Zirc Efficiency Expert! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/zobe!

Cosmedent makes a dual cured core material that cures hard, cuts like a dream and won't gouge! It was designed by the one and only Dr. Bob Margeas to make restorative dentistry better and more predictable! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

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 Hack Yourself:

Jason: Podium for reviews

Alan: Salli sway chair

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

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

 

 

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In today's episode I sit down with the legendary Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Compassionate Finance and Charlie Brown who is the brains behind a new product from Compassionate Finance called Abella. We talk about how dental offices can automate their billing and collections process. How does never sending another statement sound?

Bruce and Charlie's links:

Compassionate Finance

Abella AR

The Productive Dentist Academy

Be sure to check out the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit 2019! Get your ticket before October 10th for $300 off an already amazingly inexpensive CE and podcasting extravaganza!

Our friends at Komet USA have made polishing composite simpler and faster with their ingenious "Footsie" polishers! They want you to try them and are giving an amazing discount! Buy $300 worth of Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or denture adjustment kit parts and use the coupon code HACKS100 at check out (online only) and you'll get $100 off of your order and your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/footsie

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Today's episode features Jason and Alan talking with Dr. Jeff Rouse of Spear Education! This recording came from the recent Dentsply Sirona World in Orlando where the Dental Hacks were podcasting in the Spear Education booth! They talked with Dr. Rouse about some of the specific issues you run into when diagnosing and treating airway issues in children and young adults!

Some of Jeff's links:

Spear Education

Airway Prosthodontics

You should try the new "Deep Purple" burs from Komet USA! They're really fast, really smooth and they last a really long time! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple and take advantage of their amazing online deal! Use the coupon code "HACKS 100" on $300 of any Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or their denture adjustment kit and you'll get $100 off your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! 

 

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Episode 205 features the triumphant return of fan favorite, Dr. Jamison Spencer! Last episode we conquered sleep dentistry and airway problems. In today's episode, we tackle TMD!

A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205:

  • Should general dentists be treating TMD?
  • TMD patients are all NUTS (not understanding their symptoms). Most dentists are, too.
  • Why do we have so little evidence for the validity of TMD treatments?
  • What is the most common joint problem and simple treatment options
  • What's the difference between capsulitis and trismus and when should we treat it?
  • When should we give injections outside of the "deep dark hole" that we're used to?

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $30

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Zach Meiners and his undying love for teflon tape! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

Itena Clinical Products has a huge variety of products. One our favorites is a one step diamond polisher called Perfect Polish. It can act like a finisher or a high shine polisher depending on the pressure you use! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/perfectpolish!

 Our friends at Zirc think you you check out another new product called the Pink Petal. It's an ingenious add on to a saliva ejector that turns it into a dental hygienists dream. Invented by a hygienist for efficiency...your team will love it! Zirc is giving you $5 off a 50 pack if you use the coupon code HACKS5 at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal.

Cosmedent's founder, Dr. Buddy Mopper is giving his course "Surf the Composite Wave" on October 12-14 and the one and only Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago! But wait...there's more! Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Dennis Hartlieb is going to be teaching there too! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two Cosmedent legends in one place and you'll get twice the instructor face time as you normally would! Don't miss this opportunity! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/compositewave!

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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Aqualizer

Alan: Offtime app

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

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

 

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Dr. Russell Kirk joins Alan to talk about how publishing in dentistry is slowly but surely changing. This interesting conversation between to publishers in the dental space discusses technology and why publishing is so slow to change.

Russell's links:

ownR magazine

The Business of Dentistry podcast

Komet USA has created a diamond to save you time on crown preps. Go check out the Deep Purple burs by Komet USA at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple. Komet USA is offering a terrific deal on the products we've talked about! Buy $300 worth of Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or denture adjustment kit parts and use the coupon code HACKS100 at check out (online only) and you'll get $100 off of your order and your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments!

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Today Alan talks with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about where digital dentistry is going. In about 10 minutes we talk about mills, software scanners, the whole shebang. This is a really quick overview about the state of the art for digital dentistry!

Shawn's links:

Shawn's mill (aka MegaMan) is an Arum Truemill

Exocademy.net

Medit i500 intraoral scanner

We're really digging the Deep Purple burs from Komet USA! They're really fast, really smooth and they last a really long time! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple and take advantage of their amazing online deal! Use the coupon code "HACKS 100" on $300 of any Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or their denture adjustment kit and you'll get $100 off your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! 

 

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In episode 204 Jason and Alan explore some really great audience questions in another "grab bag" episode. Interestingly, the Dental Hacks recorded this episode in "one take" by recording it live to tape! We answer questions/topics from emails and the Dental Hacks Nation and there were a bunch of them! Here's a few:

  • What are some of the highs of your career so far?
  • What are some things you would have done sooner?
  • Is it OK to take CE that you won't really use?
  • Should you buy dental implants in bulk?
  • What ingredients turn a thread on the Dental Hacks Nation into a dumpster fire?
  • Jason tells us a little bit about selling one of his practices

Links from the show:

Dentotemp from Itena (dentalhacks.com/dentotemp). It's final cement for implants. It's the favorite provisional cement of the Dental Hacks! 

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $30

Clinical Hack of the Week: rubber dam placement a la Dr. Thomas Taha.

Hedy rubber dam

Our friends at Zirc think you you check out their new product, which is called "Airway Armor." They're giving you a great deal on their trial kit...10% off if you use the code 10OFFDH at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor.

(I'd like to apologize to any Norwegian/Minnesotan listeners. I mistakenly described lutefisk as lefse. For this, I cannot apologize enough.)

Cosmedent Renamel Nano+ is as close to a perfect "universal" composite. Go check out the composite that polishes so beautifully you'll think it's a microfill, but is strong enough to make a perfect posterior composite! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/nanoplus. They're offering 15% off using the code "nanoplus!"

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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sling Studio Hub

Alan: Amazon Kindle Oasis

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 is joined by Dr. Chris Bowman to talk about marketing. In this quick but brilliant conversation they explain that a very specific message is going to move people much better than a generic message!

Chris's links:

www.dentalsuccess365.com

Voices of Dentistry 2019...get your tickets before October 10, 2018 for $300 off!

If you adjust acrylic at all, you need to try the Denture Adjustment Kit from Komet USA! You can find out more and get an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/dentureadjustment

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Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast joins Alan again to talk about some aspects of marketing that are often overlooked. 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! They dig into taking advantage of apartment complexes and creating relationships that are inexpensive and can really pay off!

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!

Our friends at Komet USA have a bur block you really need to try. If you adjust removable appliances, the Komet Denture Adjustment Kit is just the thing! You can do gross adjustment all the way to final polish without leaving the operatory and you can do it in record time! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/dentureadjustment.

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Jason and Alan are joined again by Adam McWethy of Spear Education. When asked "what is it that you actually do here" Adam has some stories to tell. What does all that Spear/Cerecdoctors stuff look like to a guy who isn't a dentist, but works closely with all the amazing clinicians out there? It's an interesting, funny and somewhat profane look at dental CE and dentists who are trying to do better!

Some links from the show: 

Spear Education Online

The Seattle Protocol

This week's Clinical Hack of the Week is from JLips himself. Jason's been studying up on Dr. Jeff Rouse's "Seattle Protocol" using the Mytap device to help develop a treatment plan for adult airway treatment! He's also using Thermacryl beads, which is how he makes his provisionals, to reline these devices.

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!

The courses offered by Cosmedent in Chicago are second to none! They have a new course called "Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations" taught by Dr. Dipesh Parmar! Check out the course at dentalhacks.com/dipeshparmar and check out Dr. Parmar in these videos!

 Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dialogflow

Alan: "Brown noise" on the Amazon Echo

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 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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_199.mp3
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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! 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Greatest_Hits_vol._5.mp3
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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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_19.mp3
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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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_198.mp3
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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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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