The Dental Hacks Podcast (dental)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Divergent Dental

Alan: Atlanta Monster podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Comfortview Lip and Cheek retractor

Jason: Joe Rogan podcast

Alan: Rally polishers from Garrison Dental

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Moviepass

Alan: Flipside 4 wallet

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio Plan software

Meshmixer software

BaronGrutterDDS.com

Digital Dentistry 365 Facebook group

Meshmixer Dental Users Facebook group

Blue Sky Bio User Group Facebook group

Baron Juggalo
Dr. Grutter as a Juggalo

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

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Ozark on Netflix

Al: Lexicon Valley podcast

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

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

 

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

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

Links from the show:

Google Q&A

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Microcyn

Al: Finish by Jon Acuff

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences Podcast

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact podcast

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

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

 

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

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

Links from the show:

Dental Support Specialties (Mary Beth's company)

Next Step Dental Resource (Missy's company)

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Smile Designer Pro

Al: The Bad Food Bible by Aaron Carroll

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

3M imprint 4 impression material

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

3M True Definition intraoral scanners

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

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

Jason: Figs ScrubsEvolve Desktop Scanners

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

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

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

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

 Links from the show:

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: Lumadent Unilux "cordless" headlamp

Jason: Yabangbang handpieces

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

Dr. Jeff Rouse courses at the Spear Center

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: X-blast sandblaster unit by Integral Systems

Ommwriter

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

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

 

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

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

Links from the show:

"Facebook news feed change is death to small businesses"

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

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

Hacks on Dental Transitions

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

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

Alan: North Face Recon BackpackDental Outliers podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:Medusind

Alan: Blue Cross cuticle remover

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_161.mp3
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Jordon Comstock of Boomcloud joins Jason and Alan to talk about office membership plans for patients!

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

Links from the show:

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:100 push ups per day!

Alan: French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

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

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Xylimelts

Alan: "So Good They Can't Ignore You"

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

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

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

Dr. Erin Elliott of 3D Dentists 

Dr. Joshua Austin

Dr. August D'Olivera of Digital Enamel

Dr. Bryan Laskin of Opera DDS and Opera VR

Hootan Shahidi of Cross Over Dental Enterprises

Paul and Suresh from Zephyr Sleep Technologies

Dr. Nate Leedy, Tarun Agarwal's associate dentist

Dr. Stephen Lawrence from the Dental Hacks Nation

Links from the show:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

Odyssey Management, Inc. 

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: HR for Health

Alan: Everedge 2.0 from Hu Friedy

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

Alan visits the "Life and Dentistry Podcast."

 

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Megagen implants

Alan: "Ready Player One" Audible and Kindle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

Practice with Honor (Suzanne's company)

Nonviolent Communication

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

 Premier Solo diamonds

Feed Me, Silicone Lube 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Henry Schein Business Institute

Alan: Sof Lex XT discs

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

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

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

Please subscribe to the Alan Mead Experience!

 

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Legend app (iOS) 

Alan: 2" submersible pump

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: iPad Pro 10.5" and Echo Bearcat wheeled trimmer

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

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Silhouette Nitrous Oxide hood

Alan: Fat Bottomed Girls by the Band Perry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

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

Alan: Chuckit tennis ball launcher

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anatomic Profile Generator

Alan: The Fifth Column podcast

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

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

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

The Alan Mead Experience on iTunes/Apple Podcasts

The Alan Mead Experience website

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Cytoplast Barrier Membrane

Alan: The Bacon Method

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

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: IRIS large photo keeper for implant parts

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

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Dr. Wayne Brueggen's website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: irokdds.com

Alan: Worklab by Custer (Grand Rapids, MI)

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_143.mp3
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Greetings Dental Hacks Nation! Just a quick Hackisode to ask you guys to go subscribe to the new podcast Alan is creating called "The Alan Mead Experience." Please go subscribe so you don't miss a minute of insight and great storytelling! 

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

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

 

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Mr. Thirsty photo

Dr. Jamison Spencer's website

Jamison Spencer's upcoming speaking schedule

JLips on Dentists, Implants and Worms

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sleep Interrupted

Alan: Blinkist

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_141.mp3
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Episode 140 features a round table of dental operating microscope users and Michael Lippe of CJ Optik explaining how to incorporate this technology into your dentistry!

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

Some links from the show:

Auto Front Office

CJ Optik Flexion

Global Microscopes

Akiyama method for microscope placement

Zirc mirrors

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

Premier Comfort View retractor

Optragate

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagon Masters

Alan: TextExpander 2

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_140.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: moist cotton towel, lavender

Alan: Cosmedent pink opaque

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_139.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 138 features Dr. Jonathan Abenaim shaking up the status quo about digital dentistry and a Brain Trust on social media for 2017.

What is digital dentistry? Dr. Jonathan Abenaim has some thoughts about this. And they might surprise you! Dr. Abenaim is a dentist who has learned all the major digital dentistry systems, prints and mills most everything in his office and basically has this stuff figured out. Look, you know he's controversial when he calls the CEREC (which he uses on a daily basis) the "Easy Bake Oven" of dentistry. Jonathan runs Smile Syllabus which teaches dentists how to incorporate digital technologies into their day to day workflow.

Our Brain Trust features the return of Dr. Ryan McCall along with regulars Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton as we discuss how we're using social media in our practices in 2017! Websites, reviews, Facebook...we talk about all of it.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3400 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! This September, past guest (and upcoming guest!) Dr. Jason Smithson will be giving a course entitled "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion." That's right...Dr. Jason Smithson is going to cover ceramics at Cosmedent! The course is 3 days at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on September 22-24th. For more information check out www.dentalhacks.com/JasonSmithson2017.

Zirc has created an amazing new product to keep your mirrors from fogging. It's called "Mirror Magic" and it's something than anyone who uses a mouth mirror should try! Use coupon code "HACKS03" to receive 15% off any Mirror Magic products! www.dentalhacks.com/mirrormagic

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: S Town podcast

Alan: G. Hartzell 2" cone socket mirror and Orascoptic XV1 loupes

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_138.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

Episode 136 features the second half of our interview with Premier Dental CEO Julie Charlestein and a Brain Trust featuring Sue Robinson on leadership and running your dental office.

Have you ever wondered how a dental company thinks about branding? What the CEO of your favorite dental manufacturer does on a day to day basis? Julie Charlestein of Premier Dental talks about what Premier is doing to help dentists to recognize their brands (new logo anyone?). It's interesting to hear what's going with the companies that provide the products we use every day!

Leadership. Dentists and owners need to understand it, but it's not intuitive. The Brain Trust is back talking with Sue Robinson of Practice with Honor. Jason, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Rich Rosenblatt are all clients of Sue and the talk about what Sue has done for them. Helping manage your team, helping understand how to be self aware and how you communicate are all things that dentists don't realize are important skills! Not only that, Sue can help clean up old insurance claims and even help manage your front desk from behind the scenes! If you have questions about running your practice, you should check Sue out! If you use the coupon code "Dental Hacks" Sue will give you a 5% discount on her services!

Some links from the show:

Jason is taking Dr. Justin Moody's "Implant Pathway." You need to check it out!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2700 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

CPRWhat do you do for that patient that is slowly but surely grinding their teeth to dust? CPR, that's what you do! Check out this upcoming course featuring Dr. Dennis Hartlieb entitled "CPR for the Worn Dentition!" March 23-25 in Chicago at the incomparable Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence!

We'd like to welcome Zirc Dental Products to the show! They have some innovative and awesome products and we're going to be talking about it in the coming months. Please go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zirc.

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Boomerang for Instagram

Alan: Life and Dentistry Podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_136.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this Hackisode we feature Mike Pedersen of www.thedentalboost.com and Dr. Lance Timmerman as we talk about search engine optimization, Google updates and using video on your webpage. Be sure to check out Mike's podcast, "Your Dental Success" and Lance's podcast "Totally Oral" today!

Direct download: Hackisode_15_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

Jason describes the current model of dentistry as "you go to school, then you work yourself down to a nub and then you die." What if you did it a different way? What if you tried an "Airbnb" style model for dentistry? Drs. Davina and Galen Detrik did just that! Today's episode features a full length live interview with Galen and Davina about being a millennial dentist, new business models and their amazing course, called the Thrive Experience Masterclass. If you're interested in delivering quality smile makeovers at a great profit margin, you should check out the course! It's 100% online with tons of face time with Davina and Galen! We think you're going to love this interview and we think Galen and Davina are changing the way dentistry is done!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! Check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence for the best continuing education for composite techniques anywhere!

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_135.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Premier Dental has been making quality products for dentistry for a long time. 104 years to be exact. Even more amazing is the fact that it has been family owned for all that time! Our guest for episode 134 is Julie Charlestein, a 4th generation CEO of Premier Dental products. She tells Alan and Jason the story about Premier's founding and it's 104 years of making high quality and innovative products for the dental office. Furthermore, we talk about the long tradition of "family businesses" in dentistry...on both the manufacturing side and the clinical side!

Our Brain Trust segment features Sue Robinson of Practice with Honor. Brain Trust regulars Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski join Jason and Alan to hear about how Sue and her company help dentists with leadership, managing teams, having an amazing front office and even dealing with insurance companies! Both Rich and Dawn are clients of Sue and they help explain how this kind of coaching can really help in the dental office. 

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2300 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! Check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence for the best continuing education for composite techniques anywhere! 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: OralDNA Labs

Alan: Garrison Double cord packer

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_134.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In today's episode Alan shares some content created on the floor of the Chicago Midwinter meeting. 

First up is a review of the Heraues Kulzer Cara which is halfway between conventional impressions and intraoral scanning. Kind of cool. This sales guy also talked Alan into buying an intro kit for the Pala Digital denture system.

Next Alan talked with Mike O'Malley of Cosmedent about how they've developed a lot of their products based on ideas from practicing dentists! 

Finally Alan shares a short interview with Cole Hackett and Joe Blalock, two seniors at the University of Kentucky School of dentistry. They had just finished taking their mock boards and drove from Lexington up to Chicago to see the midwinter! They're starting a new podcast called "Life and Dentistry" which will be up and running soon!

 

Direct download: Chicago_Midwinter_2017_wrap_up.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In episode 133 we continue our interview with Vicki McManus of the Productive Dentist Academy! Do you sometime struggle when you're communicating with team members or patients? If you do, you're not alone! Vicki specializes in helping doctors and team members learn to communicate more effectively to make the office a better place for everyone!

Episode 133 features the second half of our live Brain Trust from the VoD meeting with Dr. Dawn Kulonglowski, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Scott Bridges as they talk about "the best and the worst" of dental meetings, procedures and they even take audience questions!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2200 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit  happened. And it was amazing. If you missed this life changing event, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/virtual-ticket you'll have access to all the talks and all the live streams for a measley $199. We know you won't miss it next year, but you can still catch what happened here!

The Dental Hacks Nation is Renamel country! Cosmedent is offering a fantastic deal on Renamel composite all February! 15% off any order of Renamel microfil, Renamel microhybrid or Renamel nano using the coupon code "Renamel Hacks." You can order on the website at www.cosmedent.com or call them at 1-800-621-6729 using that code and get your 15% off all Renamel products!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Roland dental milling units 

Alan: Traxodent with Retraction Caps by Premier Dental

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_133.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Alan and Shawn Van de Vyver relive some of the magic of VoD 2017 and then begin speculation about what you might expect at VoD2018! Save the date for January 26-27th, 2018! More will be revealed!

Also, Shawn discusses his new interactive dental forum, The Dental Feed! (www.thedentalfeed.com)

Direct download: Hackisode_14.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Vicki McManus is the CEO of The Productive Dentist Academy. Also, she's a blast! We did a live interview of Vicki at the Voices of Dentistry Summit last month and it was super fun and delivered tons of value! Today's episode focuses on different habits that you can create that will make your life easier, your days more productive and your career longer. You should take some notes...just about everything she says is actionable and amazing!

Today's show features a live Brain Trust recorded at the Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville! Brain Trust favorites Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Brent Young joined Jason and Alan on stage for a rousing game of "best and worst." We also welcome Brain Trust newcomer, Dr. Scott Bridges to the stage...who graciously covered for the always hilarious but temporarily sick Dr. Frank Clayton!

Some links from the show:

LoopNet commercial real estate tools

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit  happened. And it was amazing. If you missed this life changing event, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/virtual-ticket you'll have access to all the talks and all the live streams for a measley $199. We know you won't miss it next year, but you can still catch what happened here!

The Dental Hacks Nation is Renamel country! Cosmedent is offering a fantastic deal on Renamel composite all February! 15% off any order of Renamel microfil, Renamel microhybrid or Renamel nano using the coupon code "Renamel Hacks." You can order on the website at www.cosmedent.com or call them at 1-800-621-6729 using that code and get your 15% off all Renamel products!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: WatchPat home sleep apnea test

Alan: Hindenburg Journalist (audio editing/recording software)

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_132.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 131 features an amazing Brain Trust lineup. It's so amazing that we're not going to break it up like we normally do. It's 100% Brain Trust goodness! The recent Voices of Dentistry meeting gave us a chance to try the Brain Trust style live, and I think you'll find it was amazing. Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and Dr. Melissa Zettler. 4 of the 5 of us have experience with startup dental offices. One of the five of us is more interested in fart jokes. But we think you'll find it to be a really good discussion of the good, the bad and the ugly of dental startups from some people who know!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1900 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit  happened. And it was amazing. If you missed this life changing event, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/virtual-ticket you'll have access to all the talks and all the live streams for a measley $199. We know you won't miss it next year, but you can still catch what happened here!

Cosmedent is offering a fantastic deal on Renamel composite all February! 15% off any order of Renamel microfil, Renamel microhybrid or Renamel nano using the coupon code "Renamel Hacks." You can order on the website at www.cosmedent.com or call them at 1-800-621-6729 using that code and get your 15% off all Renamel products!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Beat the Heart Attack Gene (audio)

Alan: Premier microprep burs (MP30)

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_131.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Today's special episode of the Dental Hacks podcast features the four hosts of last weekend's Voices of Dentistry Summit: Alan and Jason along with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and Dr. Jason Lipsomb. 

The meeting was amazing and we're pretty sure dental meetings will never be the same. Take a listen to what magic took place and go get your "virtual ticket" at www.voicesofdentistry.com and see the magic for yourself!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1800 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

We'd like to thank Cosmedent for being a sponsor for the last 6 months! They supported us at the Voices of Dentistry and you should go check them out at www.cosmedent.com!

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

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

  • Jason's latest CE trip to the Henry Schein Business Institute
  • How does your debt load affect the way you treatment plan? How does what kind of day you're having affect the way you treatment plan? What can you do to be more consistent?
  • How are the Hacks feeling about the future of dentistry?
  • A whole bunch of other stuff

And of course, we talk about the Voices of Dentistry meeting which is THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

It's down to the wire, people. You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

If you can't make it to the VoD meeting, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/live you'll be able to see the meeting online as it's happening! $249 gets you a "streaming" ticket and you'll have access to all the video after the meeting as well! You get your streaming ticket if you can't make the meeting!

We'd like to thank Cosmedent for being a sponsor for the last 6 months! We'll see them at the Voices of Dentistry and you should go check them out at www.cosmedent.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Henry Schein Business Institute

Alan: Carhartt scrubs

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_130.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Rural dentistry. Everyone always says that's where the gold is. Dr. Justin Moody understands rural dentistry and we spend some time talking about how he has grown a rural, multiple practice empire in Nebraska and South Dakota. Then we talk about how Justin has designed a new educational program based in the United States! Justin's education center is called the Implant Pathway. What if you could earn implants from the beginning with much of the basic information organized and presented online and focus on the valuable hands-on stuff at the live programs? What if you could do live treatment planning, placement, uncovering and restoration all done in the United States? Well, now you can! And you'll be doing homeless veterans a favor! Justin has really put together an amazing implant program and he's offering listeners of the Dental Hacks some special savings! Use coupon code "Hacks1000" to save $1000 off of Implant Pathway registration!

We pick up with our "listener question" Brain Trust with Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski! We talk about how we handle social media personally as well as what we're doing with social media in the office! Then we talk about vacation and how to make sure you plan your time off ahead of time, how we handle coverage when we're gone and even how we handle emergencies when we're out of the office! It's great stuff!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1400 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

It's down to the wire, people. You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

If you can't make it to the VoD meeting, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/live you'll be able to see the meeting online as it's happening! $249 gets you a "streaming" ticket and you'll have access to all the video after the meeting as well! You get your streaming ticket if you can't make the meeting!

Dr. Jason Smithson is one of the Dental Hacks' favorites. Jason and Alan met at a Cosmedent course of his, and now is your chance to go see the man himself! The course is called "Day-to-day" Direct Composite Resins: The Ultimate Foundation Class. You'll learn shade matching, preparation and composite placement techniques that will change the way you practice! Don't miss this chance to see an amazing teacher in the amazing Cosmedent hands on classroom! For more information and to sign up go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Smithson.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Swiss+Tech 6 in 1 tool

Alan: Dental, Portrait and Shade Analysis Photography: From A-Z

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_129.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Alan shares some cool news about the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit! If you can't make it, but still want to be part of the VoD you can buy a "virtual ticket" and live stream the event! You'll see what the attendees are seeing when they see it, but you can be sitting in your underwear in the comfort of your own home! Go to www.voicesofdentistry.com and choose the $249 "streaming" ticket and you'll be good to go!

Direct download: Hackisode_13_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

Our guest for episode 128, Dr. Justin Moody, is one of the hosts of the popular dental podcast "Dentists, Implants and Worms." What you might not know about Justin is his amazing background in dental implants and teaching others about them! That all changes today.  Justin has created a learning center for implant dentistry Implant Pathway that is second to none. You're going to hear more about that in our next episode with Justin. For today, you'll hear about his journey from dental student to "almost" oral surgery resident to multiple practice owner who has limited his own practice to implant dentistry. It's a pretty great story about CE and being a rural dentist that everyone needs to hear!

In today's Brain Trust Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Erin Elliott to answer listener questions! These 4 all stars weigh in about how they handle redo's and how they handle their social media presence for their practice. It's good info and it's VERY funny stuff!

Some links from the show:




 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 1300 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

We've featured Dr. Corky Willhite over the last several weeks talking about his revolutionary transitional bonding technique. Now is your chance to see it in person from Dr. Willhite himself at the Cosmedent CEE! Cosmedent is offering the course on March 16-18th in downtown Chicago in the greatest place to take a course anywhere! And if you use the coupon code "HACKS SWAG" you'll receive a Cosmedent goody bag including some Brush and Sculpt, some Cosmecore and some of Corky's amazing radiopaque cavity liner, "Demark." For more information and to sign up go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Corky.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Debacterol

Alan: Escape Clause, by John Sandford (on Audible)

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_128.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

How does one become a cosmetic dentist? Well, obviously there are tons of courses, but what about following a path that's been laid out by people who are already doing it? Dr Corky Willhite tells us how he got started with cosmetic dentistry and about his mentors. He also tells us how the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has influenced his career and enhanced his dentistry through mentorship.

The Brain Trust explains why they feel like the CBCT has become an integral part of a well rounded dentist's armamentarium. Join Voices of Dentistry presenters/podcasters Dr. Justin Moody, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Wes Mullins as they talk with Jason and Alan about how they use the CBCT in their office and how they chose their machines.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 1100 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

We've featured Dr. Corky Willhite over the last several weeks talking about his revolutionary transitional bonding technique. Now is your chance to see it in person from Dr. Willhite himself at the Cosmedent CEE! Cosmedent is offering the course on March 16-18th in downtown Chicago in the greatest place to take a course anywhere! And if you use the coupon code "HACKS SWAG" you'll receive a Cosmedent goody bag including some Brush and Sculpt, some Cosmecore and some of Corky's amazing radiopaque cavity liner, "Demark." For more information and to sign up go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Corky.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sheldon Lerner sinus presentation on Blue Sky Bio Academy

Alan: Nato Smart Mount 

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_127_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this Hackisode Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Dan Massie and Dr. Neel Joshi to talk about how they used the Dental Hacks Fat Attack group last year. Each one of us is ready to get back into the swing of things and we discuss how we're going to jump into it!

If you're interested in joining the Dental Hacks Fat Attack you can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510580579244854/?ref=bookmarks. All you need to do is request an invite and you're in! 

Some links from the episode:

Precision Nutrition

Headspace app

Matt's favorite protein powder (Quest Peanut Butter)

Joule sous vide cooker

 

Direct download: Hackisode_12_with_music_mixdown.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:52am EDT

So everyone takes time off between Christmas and New Year's Day, right? All that eating and college football means there's not enough time for a new podcast, right?

Nope. We're on it. Boom.

Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan to talk about dental insurance, health insurance and having some empathy for the dental patient that wants to use their benefits. Then they dig into the idea of doing an "interview" with a new patient during their first exams and building up "emotional capital" (Shawn's fancy word).

They also talk about the sponsors of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit. These companies have decided to back the most innovative meeting os 2017 in spectacular fashion!

Cosmedent

Productive Dentist Academy

Bioclear

Divergent Dental

CallTrackerROI

Osteoready Implants

Advanced Prosthetics Institute

Monday Morning Dentistry

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 900 members! Can we hit 1000 before the New Year? Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent recently introduced a composite placement instrument like nothing you've ever seen. It's called the CASI (pronounced like the name "Cassie") and it is 100% Dental Hacks approved. Both Jason and Alan have found that it's becoming an integral part of their anterior composite workflow. It has curves in all the right places and allows you to build beautiful anatomy in layered composites quickly and easily. If you make it to the Voices of Dentistry meeting you'll have a chance to see it up close and personal!

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_126.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Everyone has those patients that would probably best be served with a full mouth reconstruction. But many or even most of those patients can't or won't fit that into their budget. What if you could offer treatment that could offer positive esthetic and restorative changes to stabilize these patients with composite resin? Dr. Corky Willhite has been delivering this service, which he calls "transitional bonding" for years and he teaches it at the Cosmedent CEE! In today's episode he explains how he started doing transitional bonding and how to do it:  from smile design to a stable products that can last for years! Want to see more? Corky is presenting a 3 day course on transitional bonding from March 16-18th, 2017 in Chicago!

The Brain Trust features 5 speakers at the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit! We ask the question: does CBCT make you a better dentist? Jason and Alan talk with Dr. Wes Mullins from "the Dental Guys" podcast, Dr. Lance Timmerman of "Totally Oral" and Dr. Justin Moody of the "Dentists Implants and Worms" podcast about what CBCT has done for their practice and why they think it's an important tool! You're going to love this discussion (including Justin's near miss with a train). If you do...you need to buy your Voices of Dentistry tickets so you can meet them all in person!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 800 members! Can we hit 900 before Christmas? Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Flowable composite might not be the sexiest thing in your armamentarium, but it's pretty darn important. You should use the best flowable out there. Cosmedent makes it in about a zillion shades and it comes in microhybrid and microfill. It handles like a dream and frankly, it's better than what you're using. Go check out their flowable at www.dentalhacks.com/flowable.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagner Heat Tool (aka: JLips Fire Gun)

Alan:  Zirc Mirror Magic (use promo code: DENTALHACKS2016)

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_126.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 125 is a very special one for Alan. He sat down with his dad, Roger Mead, for a conversation about dentistry. Dr. Mead graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy school of dentistry in 1968 and is still practicing dentistry today! He still loves the profession and you'll hear about how things have changed and how they've stayed the same over a storied career in dentistry! He tells stories about dental school in the 60s, transitioning from working with no gloves, CE from Dr. Pankey himself, taking arrows for being a general dentist performing orthodontics and a bunch more! What started out as a talk with my dad ended up being downright fascinating!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent is celebrating the holidays with an amazing deal on the best core material out there! Save 20% on any order of Cosmecore using the coupon code "HacksHoliday" at checkout! Go take a look and get yourself some at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Chicago Lab Day!

Alan: Masterclass (taking a course from deadmau5)

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_125.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

What if seeing posterior composites on your schedule gave you the same warm, fuzzy feeling as a crown prep on #14? We make no promises, but the Bioclear method can help! We pick up where we left off with Dr. David Clark talking about the Bioclear system, specifically the "Diamond Wedge." Since David is a dentist, he spent a bunch of years addressing problems that dentists have run into with posterior composites and designed solutions that everyday restorative dentists can use to take the drudgery out of direct restorations! You'll hear David discuss the problem of "back to back" composites and his tricks to avoid poor contacts as well as how to choose wedge sizes and separation rings for regular cases. Finally, David and Jeremy discuss how the "Rock Star Polish" and how they invented Magic Mix to make the polishing process simple and consistent. Honestly...if you hear one thing in episode 124 it's trying out Magic Mix. Man is that stuff awesome!

Jason and Alan regroup in the second half of the episode to be their very own Brain Trust. Some stuff they talk about:

  • office holiday parties
  • learning to scan: the first few days with an intraoral scanner
  • experience with Bioclear Magic Mix
  • Why some patients are just clinically easier than others and what to do about it
  • putting together a team of specialists to work with

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent has invented a new instrument specific to anterior composite placement. The coolest thing about it is that the instrument curves the way an anterior tooth curves! Placing and shaping composite in the anterior has never been easier. You need to check out the CASI (pronounced "Kassie.") www.dentalhacks.com/CASI

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Snowden Files by Luke Harding

Alan: W:/2016ALBUM/ by deadmau5

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_124.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We feature Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and the Dental Hacks talking about social media marketing, JLips' "hip hop practice," podcasting and the most innovative CE event of 2017...the Voices of Dentistry Summit!

A couple of things:

1) This is the same content that Mark released on the Dentalpreneur a couple weeks ago. It's great, but if you've heard it on his show...it's the same.

2) The Voices of Dentistry podcast is primarily for dental podcast listeners! It's a CE event for the people who are cool enough, good looking enough and smart enough to have made dental podcasts a part of their life! It's also for people interested in podcasting, because you'll have access to a whole bunch of dental podcasters to talk about how they do what they do. But first...it's for people like you who listen to the Dental Hacks podcast. And we really want you to come!

3) Some links from the show:

www.thrivexperiencemasterclass.com

www.voicesofdentistry.com

Prices won't go up until next week. Get your tickets now!

Direct download: Hackisode_11_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:19am EDT


"I see a quadrant of posterior composites on my schedule and I cringe."

--most dentists

Episode 123 features Dr. David Clark, inventor of the Bioclear matrix and all of it's associated products and Jeremy Henderson, his trusty right hand man. In October Bioclear rolled out it's new posterior composite system, which includes the Biofit matrices, the diamond wedge and the Twin rings. We have to say, you've never used anything like them.

We've talked with David on the podcast before. He's been shifting paradigms for awhile now. But now we're talking about the most common and perhaps most reviled procedure in dentistry, the posterior composite. He thinks you can do composite better and faster by changing the way you think about this common yet amazing material!

You'll get a double dose of Bioclear goodness in episode 123 because the Brain Trust features a "Bioclear focus group." Alan took the Bioclear anterior course back in August and recorded the thoughts of dentists finishing

their weekend at the Bioclear learning system. Is it a glowing review of Bioclear? Yes. Will it motivate you to take your composite game to the next level? We think so!

Here's a video and a bunch of photos that will let you see the Bioclear posterior system in action!

bioclear-in-action-preps

bioclear-in-action-1

bioclear-in-action-finals

Head over the the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group for full sized photos and tons of Powerpoints on how to use the new system!

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

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price! Prices go up on December 1, so get your tickets now!

Cosmecore is a dual cured bonded core material by Cosmedent that helps you create ideal preparations for crowns and onlays. You now what's cool about ideal preparations? Pretty impressions or scans. And uniform thickness of material. Boom. I continue to find amazing uses for this material and I think you should check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Udemy "entire MBA in one course"

Alan: Atomos Ninja Star digital video recorder

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_123.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

How many hours do you spend at the office? Shouldn't you make it the best place to work that you possibly can? That's what we talk with Dr. Michael Unthank about. What's the most efficient type of operatory? What should you store in the operatories? Which is better, new build or designing in an existing space? How much should you expect to pay per square foot? Why are remodels so difficult? We cover a lot of ground in episode 122 with Dr. Unthank!

The Brain Trust continues their conversation about office design. Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Josh Carpenter and Dr. Drew Byrnes join Alan to talk about what's good and bad about office design. Drew tells a leaky plumbing horror story and the Brain Trust does a lightning round about great features to have in your office!

Some links from the show:

Unthank Design Group

Avegant personal theater (Melissa's thing)

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! We're offering a new coupon code: JLips that will be good for the rest of November. $250 off the regular price...it will never be cheaper than right now! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

Have you ever looked at a bitewing of a posterior composite and you weren't sure if you were seeing decay or bonding agent? Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to know exactly where your cavity prep ended and the restoration began? You should try De Mark from Cosmedent! This very radioopaque flowable let's you know exactly what you're seeing and it handles like a dream. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/demark

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Implants in Black and White

Alan: Pacdam rubber dam stencil

 

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_122.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this Hackisode Alan talks about our new closed Facebook group, called the Dental Hacks Nation and lays out what you could expect if you attend the hottest upcoming dental meeting...the Voices of Dentistry on January 27-28th, 2017 in Nashville, TN!

Direct download: Hackisode_10_Dental_Hacks_Nation_and_the_VoD_meeting.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

Episode 121 is a like a tidal wave of office design goodness! For the interview segment we talk with Dr. Michael Unthank, who is arguably the most influential name in dental office design! Dr. Unthank tells us a little about his journey (architect first, then dentist, now full time architect). We ask the questions that you would ask if you were trying to figure out how you might be able to use a design firm for a new build or even a remodel.

  • How can you design your office to help your patients choose to follow through with treatment?
  • Do you need cabinetry in your operatories?
  • How can you design an office to be ready for technology that  hasn't even been invented yet?

Whether you're considering a new building or you're just trying to understand how to deliver dentistry efficiently...you're going to want to hear this interview!

In our Brain Trust we bring together panelists who have experience in creating a new office space. Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zetter, Dr. Josh Carpenter and Dr. Drew Byrnes join Alan to talk about their experience with designing and office and what they might change if they could.

Some links from the show:

Unthank Design Group

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price!

How fast can you or your assistant consistently make a provisional restoration? Last week on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page we were discussing this. Whether it's you making your provisionals or your assistant you can make them faster and better with Mirror Image by Cosmedent. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/prototypes

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dr. Charles Blair's "Coding with Confidence"

Alan: World War II in Colour (on Netflix)

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_121.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Luckily, dentistry is rarely a life and death profession. Yet most of the bad outcomes in dentistry are from human error. We're not good at evaluating human error and we're not comfortable talking about our own mistakes. Dr. Linc Harris talks about why talking about and even (gasp) showing your mistakes can help others avoid these problems and will have an amazing effect on your ability and judgement in the future! This is one of the most important parts of  his Facebook group called RIPE: Restorative Implant Practice Excellence. Linc also explains a little bit about his treatment planning style and describes his course "Rapid, Efficient Treatment Planning" (RETP)...coming to the U.S. in May of 2017!

This week's Brain Trust continues where we left off with Dr. Cory Glenn, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Jason and Alan. The recorded LIVE in Cory's parents' kitchen (#notkidding). Cory teaches for Blue Sky Bio Academy about implants, guided surgery and treatment planning and spent an entire weekend showing the crew how to use Blue Sky Bio Plan software. This powerful software lets you know where to place the implant predictably and even allows you to generate a printable surgical guide! In this episode you'll hear how you can start doing guided implant surgery even if you don't have all of the equipment (CBCT, intraoral scanner, 3D printer)! This is a game changer!

Some links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio home page

Blue Sky Bio patient education videos

Burbank dental lab

Digi3DWorks Dental

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent saved me today. I cemented a crown that needed WAY too much occlusal adjustment. I got the bite adjusted and put a perfect finish on using the Cosmedent intraoral all ceramic polishers. Really easy and really fast. You need to check them out at  www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Brasseler medium micro diamond bur

Alan: Joule sous vide 

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_120.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

On Facebook you see beautiful porcelain photographed biting into a vibrant red cherry with sparkly lips. Before pictures of destroyed dentitions followed by afters of the most amazing implant and restorative dentistry ever. Yes, it's gorgeous. But let's be honest, it doesn't help you become a better dentist. Returning guest Dr. Linc Harris decided to do something about that! Linc is a dentist that photographs his work and shares it online. His goal is to photgraph from start to finish and show it all. Even when there are complications! In order to do this, he started a Facebook group called RIPE: Restorative Implant Practice Excellence. He and 30,000 of his best friends show their work, from start to finish and help each other get better. Today, he talks about how get started with photography and how he started RIPE!

Episode 119's Brain Trust is extra special! Not only did we record it live, it features the one and only Dr. Cory Glenn sitting down with the incomparable Dr. Melissa Zetter. Jason and Alan were joined by these superstars to talk about dental implant treatment planning. Cory teaches for Blue Sky Bio Academy about implants, guided surgery and treatment planning and spent an entire weekend showing the crew how to use Blue Sky Bio Plan software. This powerful software lets you know where to place the implant predictably and even allows you to generate a printable surgical guide! You owe it to yourself to check out what Cory is doing. He's nothing short of amazing!

Some links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio home page

Blue Sky Bio patient education videos

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "Hacks" to get your very best price!

Cosmecore is a dual cured bonded core material by Cosmedent that helps you create ideal preparations for crowns and onlays. But did you know it's also an ideal material to use as a "holding pattern" for those teeth that you aren't 100% sure about? I continue to find amazing uses for this material and I think you should check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Meshmixer software

Alan: Blue Sky Bio Plan (implant treatment planning software)

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_119.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Josh Austin gets to try a lot of new stuff. Some of the stuff he tries, he keeps using. And that's what he's going to tell us about in episode 118. Josh is the co-host of the Accidental Geniuses podcast and he writes the "Pearls for Your Practice" column in Dental Economics! Here's some of the things he likes:

What would you do? That's what we ask in the Brain Trust segment in episode 118. Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Jason Luchetefeld, Dr. Will Wyatt and Dr. Rich Weber to play a game of "what would you do?" Here's how it works: Alan throws out a plausible situation that could happen in the dental office and the Brain Trust takes turns deciding how they might handle the situation. In episode 118 we talk patients with untreated hypertension, patients who slide through financial arrangements and a bunch of other fun stuff. Listeners, let us know if you liked this segment!

Some links from the show:

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

It's time to buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! The lineup is going to be amazing! All of your favorite dental podcasters in one place! Last week we released a Hackisode that featured Dr. Justin Moody of the "Implants, Dentists and Worms" podcast, Dr. Jon Rogers of "the Dental Guys Podcast," Dr. Bilal Saib of the "Passionate Dentist Podcast" and Jonathan VanHorn of the "Start Your Dental Practice" podcast.

Cosmedent is the premier manufacturer of tints and opaquers for modifying color in resin materials. They're simple to use and can make a huge difference in your composite and provisional esthetics! Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "October" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Cosmedent tints

Alan: Google Pixel smartphone

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_118.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Hackisode 9 features a round table recording featuring 5 of the presenters that will be featured in the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville, TN on January 27-28th! We feature Dr. Justin Moody from the "Dentists, Implants and Worms" podcast, Jonathan VanHorn from the "Start Your Dental Practice" podcast, Dr. Bilal Saib of "The Passionate Dentist" podcast and Dr. Jon Rogers of "the Dental Guys" podcast. We have some laughs as well as talk about how we started as well as what we see are the main problems facing dentistry as a profession. 

Go get your ticket to the Voices of Dentistry Summit! All your favorite dental podcasters in one place doing the thing they do best!

Direct download: Hackisode_9_VoD_round_table_1.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to try all those products you see on the exhibit floor and in dental magazines? Dr. Josh Austin is that guy! Not only is he co-host of the Accidental Geniuses podcast, he writes the "Pearls for Your Practice" column in Dental Economics! We talk to Josh about what it's like to review products, live by a deadline and why he fears the judgement of prosthodontists.

In the Brain Trust segment...we're trying something new! Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Jason Luchetefeld, Dr. Will Wyatt and Dr. Rich Weber to play a game of "what would you do?" Here's how it works: Alan throws out a plausible situation that could happen in the dental office and the Brain Trust takes turns deciding how they might handle the situation. In episode 117 we talk about tattooed employees, patients with spend down health savings accounts and more. It was pretty fun and if the listeners like it...we'll do it again!

Some links from the show:

It's time to join the Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group! Interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! This is an absolute blast!

If you didn't buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit, you missed your chance to save $200 with our early bird special! Prices have gone up! However, we're doing a "procrastinator's regret" coupon code which will save you  a bunch if you use it in the next week. Use coupon code "slacker" within the next week and you'll save a bundle!

Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "October" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

The Cosmedent CEE has two more classes in 2016 with seats still available! Dr. Jason Smithson doing "The ABCDE of approaching the Complex Case" (November 11-13) and Dr. Bob Margeas doing "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" (Dec 2-3)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Karafun

Alan: ContacEZ strips (blue and orange)

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_117.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

What's the best way to pay your hygienists? It can be tough to balance productivity in the office with profitability in an office. That's where Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter come in. They talk about the system they've implemented in their offices that's a win for their bottom line, a win for patients and a big win for the hygienists themselves!

In episode 116 the Brain Trust continues discussing options for a dentist in a dead end associateship. This week we focus on options other than ownership. Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Richard Low of the Shared Practices Podcast give their input on some great options for a young dentist asking for help!

Some links from the show:

If you didn't buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit, you missed your chance to save $200 with our early bird special! Prices have gone up! However, we're doing a "procrastinator's regret" coupon code which will save you  a bunch if you use it in the next week. Use coupon code "slacker" within the next week and you'll save a bundle!

Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "October" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

Cosmedent Mirror Image: stop making temporaries...make protoypes!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Mavic drone

Alan: Dental Garage Sale

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_116.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Do you suffer from "busy but not productive?" Are there things that you're doing that kill your productivity that you don't even realize? In episode 115 the Dental Hacks feature Dr. Bob Margeas and returning guest Dr. Rob Ritter talking about this very thing! These guys are good friends and talk daily about the difference between being busy (barber shop dentistry) and being productive. Their suggestions are awesome and they aren't what you'd expect!

Today's Brain Trust is kind of special. Jason and Alan received an email from a listener who described a dead end associateship and wanted some advice. So...we called in the Brain Trust! Episode 115 features Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Richard Low of the the Shared Practices Podcast and Dr. Melissa Zettler breaking down this listener's situation and walking through some options.

If you ever wanted the Brain Trust to give some opinions about your situation, feel free to email us at: info@dentalhacks.com and we'll be sure to take a look at it!

Links from the show:

crown-or-not

How broken does this tooth need to be?

If you didn't buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit, you missed your chance to save $200 with our early bird special! Prices have gone up! However, we're doing a "procrastinator's regret" coupon code which will save you  a bunch if you use it in the next week. Use coupon code "slacker" within the next week and you'll save a bundle!

Cosmedent is offering our listeners 10% off any orders for the month of October. Use "Hacks" at checkout and you can try some of the terrific materials and instruments that Jason and Alan are loving!

3M Tru Def Scanner

Trios Mono Scanner

Jason: How to Grow Your Membership Plan

Alan: Cosmedent's Mirror Image provisional material

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_115.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In today's Hackisode, Alan talks about his favorite thing to hate...antibiotic prophylaxis for joint replacements! The AAOS just released their new guidelines and I'm feeling very smug.

Some links from the show:

Sign up for the Voices of Dentistry! Today (Sept 30) is the last chance to take advantage of the early bird special! Use the coupon code "Hacks" at check out!

Al's blog post from 2012

The ADA's January 2015 guidelines

The AAOS's new guidelines on joint premedication

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: Hackisode_VoD_and_premed_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

On Saturday, September 24th, the Dental Hacks made history! We recorded the very dental podcast at the Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference! Jason and Alan were joined on stage by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Tammy Bailey for a terrific Brain Trust and then we featured Dr. Chris Salierno in the "Dental Hacks Cringe-fest" where we discuss some of our more cringeworthy mistakes in our dental practices!

The Principles of Practice Management conference was an amazing success and we had a great time with the audience! We think you will too! We'd like to thank all the amazing folks at Dental Economics for having us and congratulations on bringing a new, amazing meeting into existence!

Some links from today's show: 

Cosmedent has some new all ceramic polishers and they are amazing!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

This is your last chance to save $200 on The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price (good only until October 1st!)

Until the end of September, go get yourself a 10% discount on Cosmecore, the official core material of the Dental Hacks podcast! (All podcasts have an official core material. That's a thing, right?)

Jason: Blue Sky Bio

Alan: Canva

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_LIVE.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

The Dental Hacks get email. Oh yes. We ask for it all the time and our listeners come through! So Jason and Alan have decided to set aside an episode to answer some email! We get into some pretty great questions from our amazing listeners!

Some links from today's show: 

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Go get yourself a 10% discount on Cosmecore, the official core material of the Dental Hacks podcast! (All podcasts have an official core material. That's a thing, right?)

Bioclear

GoDaddy

Hover.com

Salli saddle chairs

RGP saddle chairs

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Adobe Stock photos

Alan: Crescent dental chair cushions

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_114.mp3
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The mind behind "Dentists, Implants and Worms" makes his Dental Hacks debut with a conversation about how he uses CBCT and how someone who owns one can take scans for others and still avoid any liability. 

Direct download: Hackisode_7.mp3
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If I asked you about the kind of people that your office serves, you'd be able to tell me right? But how do you know for sure? Maybe the population of your office isn't representative at all! Scott McDonald returns to help us understand how knowing the demographics in our area can help us with marketing, attracting the kind of patients that we want to see and even what procedures that we should be providing! Scott McDonald is a special kind of genius that you need to listen to. You can see what he does at Doctor Demographics and even subscribe to his podcast on iTunes!

The Brain Trust continues answering listener questions in episode 113! Dr. Matt Costa, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. Art Volker join Alan to talk all about cores. The discuss the pros and cons or margin elevation, immediate dentinal bonding and indirect pulp caps. There are some disagreements and contention in this Brain Trust along with a bunch of laughs!

Some links from the show:

Go get yourself some Renamel microfill from Cosmedent! It's the most polishable enamel replacement you'll ever use!

Tomorrow Tooth

Bio Emulation Group

Style Italiano

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Nice Guys

Alan: Instant Pot

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_113.mp3
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Trevor Maurer and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Alan to talk about Smile Source and what it does for dentists!

Direct download: Hackisode_6.mp3
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Dr. Rob Ritter is here to tell you that there is not a thing wrong with being a restorative dentist. Nothing agains the super dentist, but Rob makes a pretty compelling argument about profitability (especially if you use a digital workflow) and stomach lining for referring out "specialty procedures."

Some things we talked about:

  • restorative dentist vs. "super" dentist
  • student loans and their potential effect on treatment planning
  • digital photography for dummies
    • intraoral: f25, flash: +⅓
    • extraoral: f22, flash: +⅔
    • full face: f stop 8-9
  • using your smartphone to assist your digital workflow

Some links we talked about:

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_111.mp3
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In this Hackisode Alan talks with Dr. Wes Mullins about diode lasers, intraoral scanners and doing the right thing even when the right thing is hard to do.

Ivoclar Odyssey 2.4g laser

3M Tru Def Scanner

 

Direct download: Hackisode_5_Wes_Mullins.mp3
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Why aren't you podcasting? Look, you don't have to be the next Adam Carolla to derive some serious benefits from creating audio and video content. DIY dentist Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins the Dental Hacks to talk about why he started creating content for his dental website and how easy it is to get started. If you're interested in hearing about a powerful DIY tool to crush SEO for your dental office you owe it to yourself to take notes on this one!

The Brain Trust returns to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of heroic dentistry. Is it ALWAYS a bad choice? How can you help patients know when they're making a choice that everyone is going to regret? Our panel includes endodontist Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Ayesha Zarahullah, Dr. Paul Amato and Dr. Will Wyatt. They'll make you laugh and make you think about your treatment plan decisions in the short term and long term!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!) Sign up now and use the coupon code "HACKS" at checkout for a $395 discount on this amazing meeting!

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Iesha (You're welcome)

I'm not a smart man

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Rustoleum Dry Erase Clear Coat

Alan: NSK electric slow speed handpiece

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the 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_110.mp3
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Alan and Dr. Richard Low talk about the upcoming release of a new and innovative dental podcast. Be sure to look for it on iTunes and anywhere else podcasts are available and subscribe! The first episode is coming out next Monday, August 22!

The Shared Practices website

Get it on iTunes!

 

Direct download: Hackisode_Shared_Practices_mixdown.mp3
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What happens when you pay a company to handle your office's web presence way too much money and they screw it up? You figure out how to do it yourself! Or at least you do if you're Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver. In episode 109 we introduce you to Shawn Van de Vyver, a dentist who understands marketing better than anyone you know and who has learned to harness all the amazing tools available online to create and manage leads as well as automate almost any process you can imagine. He's a unique individual and he let Alan sleep on his couch.

In today's Brain Trust we talk about "herodontics." Have you ever done something at a patient's request that you were pretty sure wasn't going to work? Do you ever find yourself treating a patient that you can just tell you should have sent on their way? The Brain Trust explores this bizarre tendency in some dentists (Alan is guilty, big time). Our Brain Trust features Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Will Wyatt, Dr. Ayesha Zaruhullah and Brain Trust noob Dr. Paul (the Italian Smith) Amato. You'll learn that 1) you aren't the only one with these regrets and 2) how to stop it!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

Grosse Pointe Blank

The Wrecking Crew 

Love and Mercy

Divi Builder

Infusionsoft

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: CEDR Solutions

Alan: Start Your Dental Podcast (the podcast of Jonathan VanHorn)

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_109.mp3
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Is preventing cavities as simple as changing diet? Is it all a lack of home care? In episode 108 we welcome back Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz to talk more about what dentists and dental teams can actually do to prevent dental caries!  Her background is unique...and so is she. She's probably the only dental hygienist/prosthodontist you know. Pamela owns Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA and is a column editor at www.dentistryiq.com as well! She is a featured lecturer on prevention and risk assessment in dentistry.

In the second half of our endodontics focused Brain Trust segment we talk complications, irrigation, obturation and all kinds of good stuff. We feature endodontist Dr. Rebekah Lucier-Pryles from episodes 99 and 100 to engage with general dentists Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. Craig Heins along with your trusty co-hosts. The journey we take helps us understand that endodontists are people, too.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

The original article on CAMBRA from the Journal of the California Dental Association

Cervitech Plus from Ivoclar Vivadent

Tri Plaque ID gel from GC

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Dentalpreneur Podcast (Jason was featured in last week's episode!)

Alan: The Podcast Engineering Show (probably next week's episode)

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_108.mp3
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Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz is not your run-of-the-mill prosthodontist. Nope. Not even close. She wanted to be a professional hockey player. But then decided on dental hygiene. After she became a hygienist, she found that she loved teeth so much that she wanted to go back to dental school! Her background is unique...and so is she. Pamela owns Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA and is a column editor at www.dentistryiq.com as well! She is a featured lecturer on prevention and risk assessment in dentistry. She's got a lot to say about some stuff that some dentists gloss over. Can we really assess patients risks in such a way that we can prevent tooth decay? She sets the record straight in episode 107 of the Dental Hacks!

In our Brain Trust segment we dive a little bit deeper on endodontics. We bring back endodontist Dr. Rebekah Lucier-Pryles from episodes 99 and 100 to engage with general dentists Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. Craig Heins (along with Jason and Alan) on all things endo. We talk hand filing, file choices and even get into some endodontic horror stories (hypochlorite accidents anyone?). If you liked our first trip into endo, you're going to love this!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit is coming in January 2017! Go see the amazing line up and register right away! Be sure to use the coupon code "Hacks" for a $200 discount on the already amazingly low price!

The original article on CAMBRA from the Journal of the California Dental Association

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz' risk assessment EHR document

One Endo file

Edge Endo

Safesider endo system

Brasseler ESX files

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anaxform Prosthetic Kit

Alan: Spotify Discover Weekly

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_107.mp3
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There are a bunch of dentists that work with their spouse in the dental office. Dr. Mike Melkers is one of them. There are significantly less dentists that use tractors on a regular basis. Again, Dr. Mike Melkers is one of them. Very few dentists have created a disc golf course at their home. Dr. Melkers is one those, too. It's called "Thumper's Hollow." In today's episode, we discuss all this stuff. More importantly, we discuss the things that dentists need to do outside the practice of dentistry to keep themselves sane. You'll learn a few things (what is a catio?) and have a few laughs, guaranteed.

Dr. Melkers returns to teaching this November in Waltham, MA teaching a course called "Occlusionists Now" with Dr. Lane Ochi! If you use the coupon code "HACKS" you'll receive a discount on your registration!

Oil pulling? Figs for healthy teeth? The Brain Trust returns to discuss the craziest things that patients have said to their dentist. Join Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. David Scardella, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Andy Hayes as they dig into inappropriate patient comments.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

Dr. Mike Melkers website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Revisionist History podcast (Malcolm Gladwell), Tim Ferriss podcast, Stranger Things on Netflix

Alan: Slither.io

Mike: My Mother, Your Mother

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_106.mp3
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In this special episode the Dental Hacks Brain Trust talks CBCT. Specifically, three of the members of the Brain Trust panel explain the features, specifications and decisions that they made in selecting their CBCT machine. This Brain Trust, along with four other "decision trees" will be featured in an insert in the July 2016 issue of Dental Economics. The Dental Hacks worked alongside Dental Economics to help explain some of the decisions that real, wet-fingered (ewwww) dentists make about equipment purchases. If you find this podcast and the insert in Dental Economics useful, please let us know at info@dentalhacks.com!

Direct download: Decisions_in_Dentistry__01.mp3
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How do you become better as a dentist? Is it as simple as taking a course? Or is there more to it. That's one of the topics we discuss with Dr. Mike Melkers in episode 105 of the Dental Hacks podcast. Mike is well versed in how we develop our understanding of new concepts. He's a teacher as well as a learner and he discusses the ups and downs of continuing to learn our craft. He also discusses the work he put in to become a master in the AGD this past weekend! Dr. Melkers returns to teaching this November in Waltham, MA teaching a course called "Occlusionists Now" with Dr. Lane Ochi! If you use the coupon code "HACKS" you'll receive a discount on your registration!

In the Brain Trust things get a little lighter when we open with the question: what's the craziest thing a patient has done in your dental chair. Alan is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Andy Hayes, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. David Scardella to tell stories that get very inappropriate very quickly.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference (Jason and Alan will be podcasting LIVE!)

Please go take our dental podcasting summit survey

Dr. Mike Melkers website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Inside Job

Alan: The Big Short (on Netflix!)

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_105.mp3
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Dental Hacks listeners have let us know that they like our "Go Hack Yourself" segment where we talk about the "hacks" in our life. Products, instruments, books podcasts or anything else that makes our life easier and better. So when someone suggested a whole episode of "Go Hack Yourself" items we jumped on it! Alan joins Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Brook Blicher, Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. James Heaton as they suggest all kinds of VERY cool "Go Hack Yourself" suggestions! Here's what they talked about:

This was an amazing Brain Trust! I hope you guys loved it and if you did...email us and let us know. Maybe we'll make this a regular thing!

Adding insult to injury, Jason and Alan did their regular "Go Hack Yourself" segment on top of the Brain Trust goodness!

Jason: Adobe Spark

Alan: Ultradent's Astringident X

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_104.mp3
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Dr. Chris Phelps spends most of episode 103 delivering actionable marketing content. Whether it's gift cards for nearby restaurants, wine and cheese parties or car washes he's giving you ideas for TONS of campaigns that you can use to drive new patient flow. He's also the originator of CallTrackerROI, an ingenious service that allows you to track how effective your marketing is. He's also one of the foremost experts on the science of influence. He's even studied directly under Dr. Robert Cialdini PhD, who is essentially the jedi master of influence marketing. All this gives Chris a very interesting and fascinating outlook on why some marketing works and some marketing doesn't. If you loved the actionable items that Chris shared in episode 103 then you're probably going to want to hear more. Here's how you can:

Ethical page 1Ethical page 2New patients page 1New Patients page 2

 

Episode 103's Brain Trust features Dr. Mike Keller, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Melissa Zettler. We continue our discussion of geriatric dentistry. How can you know if your patient is competent to give consent for treatment? How do you handle people whose mouths are falling apart because they can not or will not take care of themselves? You'll also hear Dawn take Alan to task for "bending over backwards" for those patients that won't allow you to tip them back far enough to work on them. It's podcasting gold, I tell you!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Medical School for Everyone on Audible

Alan: The More Perfect Union podcast

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

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

Direct download: DHP_103.mp3
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Jason and Alan spend a little time talking about vacations, some internet marketing and some stats about the podcast and its audience! 

Some links from the show:

Facebook Canvas: https://canvas.facebook.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/

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: The_Dental_Hacks_Celebrate_their_Independence_01.mp3
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Jason LOVES real estate talk. Al is kind of meh. But every dentist eventually runs into some of these concerns.

Direct download: Hackisode_3.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Dr. Chris Phelps is a marketer. It's in his blood. Spend any time with him at all and you'll see that he just can't turn it off. He's the originator of CallTrackerROI, an ingenious service that allows you to track how effective your marketing is. He's also one of the foremost experts on the science of influence. He's even studied directly under Dr. Robert Cialdini PhD, who is essentially the jedi master of influence marketing. All this gives Chris a very interesting and fascinating outlook on why some marketing works and some marketing doesn't. You're going to find Chris fascinating, and you're probably going to want to hear more. Here's how you can:

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In the Brain Trust we feature Dr. Mike Keller, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Melissa Zettler as we talk and/or commiserate about treating the geriatric population. What challenges are we seeing with patients as they age? How do some patients age differently than others? Can all patients give consent for dental treatment? This is an important yet entertaining discussion that should not be missed!

Some links from the show:

Dentiva lozenges for dry mouth

Arctic Grape Ice Cubes gum

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Nextdoor

Alan: More Perfect podcast

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Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_102.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT