The Very Dental Podcast Network

We open up the podcast with a fitting tribute to DMX (maybe only marginally fitting). As an aside Zach would also like to use this space since we won't talk about it on the podcast to also give a tribute to the passing of Shock G from Digital Underground, as the Sex Packets album was his first "Parental Advisory" cassette as a youth.

After a cringe-worthy DMX vs. Shakespeare discussion we immediately get into our clinical topic: Routines

How do you settle on the way you do a procedure?   I suspect 10 different dentists would do the same procedure 10 different ways... why?  And how do you decide on what you do?

Well that's what we talk about. Crowns, operative..and much much more.

3 dentists, 3 completely different systems. Fully digital, semi-digital, analog. There's room for everyone.

Thanks for listening and we'll see you next week.

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The Dental Hacks Podcast is being rebooted to become the "Very Dental Podcast Network!" Your host and benevolent leader Dr. Alan Mead explains the changes to come and what to expect from your favorite dental podcast feed!

Some links from the show:

The Very Dental Facebook Group (password: Timmerman)

Al on Facebook

Al's email

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DocTalk Dental Podcast - DocTalk Dental: Interview with Dr. Herbranson and Dr. KhademiIn this Encore Edition of the Dental Hacks 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 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. 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: Khademi_Herbranson_encore.mp3
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Last year during the COVID shut down, it was requested that I read some bedtime stories. This is an encore of that episode.

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We welcome back Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz of DentistryIQ.com fame!

We talk cats!

We talk glass ionomer!

Glass ionomers have come a long way!

Curing light or auto polymerize?

Resin modified glass ionomers requires a light.

Pure glass ionomer is a restoration with benefits.

We talk about the oral environment and wash out!

We talk about clinical situations to use GI

We talk about GI as a build up material.

We talk about shades.

Kevin is a hater.

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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An Encore episode of the Dental Hacks Shorts featuring the one and only Dr. Kevin Fryer! We recorded this gem at VoD 2020 and it holds up! 

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

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

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

Direct download: Call_Me_Kevin_Again.mp3
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Dr. Mike Skramstad and Dr. Meena Barsoum are part of the team at CEREC Doctors and they sat down to talk with Jason and Al! We talk about the history of CEREC and education in the chariside CAD/CAM world. This history is very interesting and the future is even more so! Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Is German a harder language to learn than Spanish?
  • Does Rich Rosenblatt thing Meena is the worst student he's ever had?
  • How many CEREC mills do they actually have at CEREC Doctors (spoiler alert: it's 36!)
  • What's the sweet spot for length of video?
  • When did the hands on courses switch to Primescan?
  • Is now the very best time to be a CEREC dentist?
  • What's the future of CEREC software? Will it ever be separate from the hardware?
  • Will milling outside of the CEREC ecosystem always be for experts?
  • Implant workflows in the CEREC system (milling custom healing abutments anyone?)
  • How has seeing CEREC failures helped with preparation styles?
  • What is a "ghost contact?"
  • How much are user concerns/suggestions taken into account for software/hardware upgrades?
  • Edentulous arches with CEREC Primescan and digital dentures
  • Is CEREC Doctors an international phenomenon?
  • Accept vs. Exceed vs. Level 2
  • The different classes you can take at CEREC Doctors

Some links from the show:

Dentotemp

Mango Voice

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it should be available for Open Dental by the end of Apri! Plus...they're having an amazing sale with NO SET UP COSTS in April 2021! Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Cosmedent's Mirror Image is a provisional material that does EVERYTHING. Fast setting times, margins are crisp and easy to trim and it polishes like a dream! Available in a wide variety of shades and two different sizes: dispensing gun and syringe! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage! If you try it you'll love it!

Crystal HD Mirrors are the brightest view in dentistry! They're amazingly bright and if you try them, you'll never go back! And now Zirc is giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/CrystalHD!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: IGTV

Alan: Enova Illumination

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the 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: CEREC_Spear_Encore_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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"You get the rough with the smooth."

--Dr. Jason Smithson on having a specialty

Alan and Jason continue their conversation about specialization. This episode is where we get to the good stuff where we really dig into the pros and cons of specialization and how generalists that long to be known for a particular kind of work might have it wrong! Jason debunks some of Alan's preconceived notions about how having a referral base makes a patient choosing treatment almost automatic. And Alan is mildly crushed.

Also we discuss the excruciating problem of having a 20+ year old practice/patient base and the ups and downs of having a "history" with people. Finally, we open the door to a potential next podcast to talk about an ideal way to do group practice.

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!



This is a really good one. Don't miss a minute!

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We welcome Dr.  Pamela Maragliano-Muniz of DentistryIQ.com fame!

Pam tells her origin story. We talk about yoga!

We talk about preventive dentistry specifically silver diamine fluoride (SDF)

First we talk about SDF as a desensitizer.

We then talk about using SDF as a caries arresting agent.

We talk about using SDF with a glass ionomer base.

We get interrupted by a cat!

Kevin remains a skeptic!

Have a bottle in every room!

Delegate!

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan this week to talk about specialization. Jason has taken a pretty interesting path to the career he currently has.

His first focus was going to be going through a fixed pros residency in the US with a plan to teach at a University in London along with having a cushy private practice gig to boot. Then things changed and Jason began to train in oral surgery, but once he realized the commitment he'd be making to more education, he switched plans again. He found himself in a General Practice Residency and actually stayed in that practice for upwards of 20 years!=== While he was here, he actually began training in a perio residency as well. Jason is a good person to discuss specializing with, but I think you'll find this conversation goes in directions you aren't expecting. We'll follow this conversation up with the second half next week!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

Direct download: ep_92_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Michael Gunson is an oral surgeon who does just one thing. Orthognathic surgery. He joins Jason and Alan to talk about his understanding or the TM joint, occlusion and how that's changed over the years. Some of our topics include:

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

Some links from the show:

Sternal Rub

VoD 2019 Highlight video

If you're done being stressed from the mess, it's time to have an organization conversation! Our friends at Zirc are here to help! Whether you need help with sterilization workflow, efficiency in the operatory or streamlining your storage...Zirc can help! Start YOUR organization conversation at dentalhacks.com/organizationconversation! You won't regret it!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it should be available for Open Dental by the end of Apri! Plus...they're having an amazing sale with NO SET UP COSTS in April 2021! Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Cosmedent's Mirror Image is a provisional material that does EVERYTHING. Fast setting times, margins are crisp and easy to trim and it polishes like a dream! Available in a wide variety of shades and two different sizes: dispensing gun and syringe! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage! If you try it you'll love it!

Crystal HD Mirrors are the brightest view in dentistry! They're amazingly bright and if you try them, you'll never go back! And now Zirc is giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/CrystalHD!

Go Hack Yourself

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

Alan: The Mandalorian, Disney+

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

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

 

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The patient is choosing a treatment compromise...so how do you make sure that THEY own the compromise? Alan discusses these tricky situations that every dentist runs into and it's worth thinking through how you discuss and educate patients about it! 

If the podcast means anything to you, Alan could use a little shot in the arm. Email him at alan@meadfamilydental.com to let him know you're listening!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

 

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Jason "Jlips" Lipscomb is back this week as promised and he knows things about the internet that you don't.

We start off by talking about concerts and discover that Jason and Kevin have tasteful broad ranges of musical interests that are compelling and rich.   Meanwhile, Zach is excited about his hair band concert and reminisces about a Kid Rock/Tenacious D concert from the early part of the century.

If you are a Spear Online education member, Jason has his courses up now!

On to the not-so-clinical topic of the week - Jason is back to talk about your website - highlights include:

  • Do you have to be on Word Press?
  • How do you choose a theme?
  • Who's your ideal customer?
  • What do you own?  Super important.
  • Can you update it yourself?  Is that important?
  • NextDoor app
  • How important is your website vs socials and ancillary apps?
  • Take pictures, do stuff!   Video stuff.   Quantity can trump quality in some cases

Thanks for listening and if you aren't in the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page, why the heck not?  It's free!

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Alan has some post-spring-break thoughts regarding the freedom to travel and personal fitness. He's a thoughtful one, that guy. 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

 

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Jason and Alan sat down to talk with Dr. Darin Dichter from Spear Education. They were taking the 3-day Occlusion Workshop and Darin was one of the instructors. This wide ranging discussion is spectacular and covers:

  • Occlusion philosophies
  • Dental School
  • Continuing education and the struggle to implement ("getting reps")
  • Student loan debt
  • Not all dentists are clinicians!
  • Critical thinking and understanding the literature
  • Being a nontraditional student and perspective outside of school
  • What is a terminal dentition, when do you know how to treat it and what's the "Treating the Terminal Dentition" course all about?

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry



Dental Hacks Deals!:

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 31,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

If you're done being stressed from the mess, it's time to have an organization conversation! Our friends at Zirc are here to help! Whether you need help with sterilization workflow, efficiency in the operatory or streamlining your storage...Zirc can help! Start YOUR organization conversation at dentalhacks.com/organizationconversation! You won't regret it!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it should be available for Open Dental by the end of Apri! Plus...they're having an amazing sale with NO SET UP COSTS in April 2021! Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Cosmedent's Mirror Image is a provisional material that does EVERYTHING. Fast setting times, margins are crisp and easy to trim and it polishes like a dream! Available in a wide variety of shades and two different sizes: dispensing gun and syringe! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage! If you try it you'll love it!

Crystal HD Mirrors are the brightest view in dentistry! They're amazingly bright and if you try them, you'll never go back! And now Zirc is giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/CrystalHD!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

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: Darin_Encore_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks explore how marketing, product reviews and social media networking/snark can help you become a better consumer whether you're shopping for cookware, dental equipment or continuing education.

Some links from the show:

Restoring the Edentulous Arch (Spear Workshop)

Seasoning the Misen Carbon steel pan (I did this 10+x, bro)

The Dental Hacks Medit Deal!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

 

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JLips comes on down and join the Clinical Hacks for a grand ole time.

We got a little non-clinical this week as Jason's forte is social media and website marketing, so we played to his strengths.

If you are a Spear Online Education subscriber Jason has some courses coming out soon on online marketing.

We started off discussing podcasts we listen to..  a podcast about podcasts!

Jason and Kevin are both Joe Rogan fans.

Zach prefers the sweet sounds of Will Ferrell on the Ron Burgandy podcast and deep dives on movies with the Rewatchables.

 

We started discussing websites initially, but then went into a tangent on Google and Google My Business.   Highlights include:

  • Own your Google My Business page and make sure it is up to date
  • How important is content between social media, google posts, etc
  • Google Reviews:   Kevin comes in with a hot take on reviews that you won't want to miss
  • Jason uses YAPI to get more reviews.
  • Get more reviews on random pages like Yelp, Citysearch, etc.
  • Zach shares a free (shocking) way to get more google reviews.

Come back next week to hear Jason talk more about internet marketing.

 

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Dr. Lance Timmerman joins Alan to talk about dental insurance. Specifically the idea that patients that want to use their dental insurance are wrong to want that. There are a lot of reasons to hate dental insurance as a dentist but you can't hate patients for wanting to use the insurance that their employer bought for them!

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences podcast

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

Direct download: ep_88_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by prosthodontist Dr. Doug Benting to talk about treating the edentulous arch! A lot of dentists have very little experience with dentures and edentulous arches and for this reason, many (most?) dentists don't like dentures! Doug is here to help!

  • Is a high school kid that starts working in a dental lab destined to be a prosthodontist?
  • Is "all on x" all it's cracked up to be?
  • How do you know when someone's dentition is "terminal?"
  • Are we too quick to take teeth out?
  • Dealing with the psychology of people who are probably going to lose their teeth
  • New and interesting ways to treat edentulous arches with implants
  • Keeping teeth even though you know they're eventually going to be lost?
  • What's up with digital dentures? Printing dentures vs. milling
  • Instagram vs. the fundamentals...why learn dentures?

Some links from the show:

Treating the Edentulous Arch at Spear

Dentsply Sirona WaveOne Gold with X-Smart IQ handpiece the and the Gutta Smart System



Dental Hacks Deals!:

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate is at $1000 already! It will get bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 31,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

If you're done being stressed from the mess, it's time to have an organization conversation! Our friends at Zirc are here to help! Whether you need help with sterilization workflow, efficiency in the operatory or streamlining your storage...Zirc can help! Start YOUR organization conversation at dentalhacks.com/organizationconversation! You won't regret it!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Our Friend Dr. Artie Volker is giving a virtual course with Cosmedent! The course is called "Composite Power 101: Foundations" and it promises to be amazing! Artie is an amazing teacher and he's going over the basics of esthetics in his two day virtual course on April 8th and 9th! If you go to dentalhacks.com/compositepower you can sign up for $1500 AND get the entire hands on materials kit for FREE! (that's a savings of $400!). But sign up now because the window to get that kit to you is closing quickly! Artie is amazing and Cosmedent's CE is second to none!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

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

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

 

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Jason and Alan discuss the struggle between complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning vs. patients that don't understand/don't care/can't or won't follow through. It happens to a lot of us. It's real. And if you admit it, many will say you're doing something wrong. However...you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip. Also...is Richmond the most horrible place in the world?

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

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Welcome back to the show Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS

Zach starts off by asking Tarun about some of his Kansas City experiences:

  • Favorite Bar (spoiler alert, one of his choices is Zach's favorite bar)
  • Favorite BBQ Restaurant
  • Favorite casino
  • We settle the debate of Carolina BBQ vs. Kansas City BBQ... FOREVER

Then we get into some hot implant talk:

Dr. Agarwal discusses his 3 step digital clinical workflow for implants and how to price and create payment plans for them.

1) Digital Diagnosis

2) Guided Placement

3) Digital Restoration

We discuss 3D Dentists and their courses

3D Dentists has a new retreat!

Do you want more T-Bone?   https://3d-dentists.com/   and don't forget his podcast T-Bone Speaks!  https://3d-dentists.com/podcast/

Have any questions?   Tarun is in the Clinical Hacks facebook page, and you should be as well.

 

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Alan is joined by his 11 year old son Jacob to talk about how quickly life will get back to "normal" normal. Which is to say when life will look like it did before the pandemic. Also, we're hoping to figure out a way to make the cello an instrument in the marching band.

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

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Grace Rizza of Identity Dental Marketing joins the Dental Hacks to talk about something we should all be aware of. Grace has all kinds of ideas about all kinds of marketing, but in this episode we focus on marketing scams pointed at dentists! It's really insightful and really entertaining! In today's episode we discussed:

  • How and why Grace entered into the dental marketing field
  • Hijacking leads (what is a "lead?")
  • Fear mongering sales tactics (will you go to jail if your website isn't ADA compliant?)
  • "Hit and run" dental marketing agencies
  • Google Ad spend scams
  • Pay-per-lead scams and why you should never pay per lead
  • Website directory scams
  • Why annual contracts (and all contracts) should be avoided
  • There is no such thing as a free website
  • Why Grace thinks DIY courses are a bad idea
  • Grace's take away points:
    • avoid contracts
    • retain ownership of website hosting and domains
    • understand the basics, expectations and timelines of marketing
    • track your new patient referral sources
    • hold quarterly meetings with your marketing team
  • Grace offers complimentary marketing planning sessions to give you an idea what she might be able to do for you! Send email to: Grace@identitydental.com or head over to the Identity Dental Marketing website!

Some links from the show:

Al's SEO article from Dental Economics from 2015-ish


Dental Hacks Deals!:

You can get 50% off of AMD soft tissue lasers! For a short time only, the Dental Hacks Nation is offering an amazing discount off some of the most popular and easy to use soft tissue lasers in the business! Email Jason at dentcan3625@gmail.com or message him on Facebook for details!

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate is at $1000 already! It will get bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 30,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Our friends at Zirc want to know...are you stressed from mess? How is your organization at the office? Keeping materials straight and in the right place is a challenge for all of us. Zirc has some amazing solutions and they want to give you a free gift while having a little fun! The first 30 offices that post a photo of your disorganized materials using the hashtag #StressedFromMess in the Dental Hacks Nation will get a free Complete Tub Kit from Zirc! You even get to pick from their amazing 16 colors! This will help you start on your organization journey and you'll be able to have an organizational conversation with one of the clinical efficiency experts at Zirc! Dental Hacks Nation...let's see your mess! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group and show us your materials mayhem using the hashtag #StressedFromMess and get your free Complete Tub Kit!

Our Friend Dr. Artie Volker is giving a virtual course with Cosmedent! The course is called "Composite Power 101: Foundations" and it promises to be amazing! Artie is an amazing teacher and he's going over the basics of esthetics in his two day virtual course on April 8th and 9th! If you go to dentalhacks.com/compositepower you can sign up for $1500 AND get the entire hands on materials kit for FREE! (that's a savings of $400!). But sign up now because the window to get that kit to you is closing quickly! Artie is amazing and Cosmedent's CE is second to none!

 Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Lost Pirate Kingdom

Alan: Proper Good soup

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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

 

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Memorie Valentine joins Alan to consider the idea that patients don't really understand their condition. Even when we do a decent job of explaining what we're seeing, how well do patients really understand it. Sometimes it's in the patient's interest to NOT understand? Lots of wisdom and humor coming from the Dental Hacks favorite hygienist!

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

Direct download: ep_85_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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We welcome Dr.  Tarun Agarwal of 3D Dentists and the  T-Bone Speaks podcast fame!

Zach and Tarun have something in common!

Tarun tells his origin story

We talk about implants

Implants are a gateway drug to changing your business model

Extractions and grafting lead to implants which lead to full arch cases

You can learn guided implant placement at 3D Dentists implant continuum.

Check out the 3D Dentists retreat!

We discuss Biohorizons implants

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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The Coronavirus Era started just about a year ago. And just about a year ago Jason and Al recorded an "evidence free" take on what they thought was happening. Some of it was right, much of it was wrong. Did this episode age like fine wine or bad milk? You be the judge! 

 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

Direct download: ep_84_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks talk about the very basics of 3D printing with Jessica Knott! Jessica is a lab technician who quite literally lives and breathes digital dentistry! From evaluating every printer out there to developing new 3D printers, Jessica is the person to talk to if you're thinking of 3D printing in your office! Some topics include:

  • Jessica's background in 3D printing (Uncle Sam helped!)
  • The military is pretty cutting edge with 3D printing! Also security. Who knew?
  • 3D printing vs. milling (additive vs. subtractive)
  • 3D printing learning curve and working clean
  • The difference in regulation between a lab vs. a dentist in their office
  • What is 3D printing and how does it work?
  • Why do 3D printing in the dental office?
  • Is 3D printing the best use of the dentist's time?
  • 3D printing workflows that optimize the use of a printer in the office while reducing the time that the dentist needs to spend
  • CAD software and .stls...nesting and supporting
  • types of 3D printers (laser, LCD and DLP)
  • speed and accuracy...where (and when) to use what
  • Why do you need a "lightbox?"
  • What is "open" in 3D printing and why would you want this?
  • You got a printer...now what? How do you get training? (the inevitable August de Oliveira name drop)
  • Jessica helped design Ackuretta's new printers
  • What software should they be looking at?

Some links from the show:

Ackuretta Dentiq

Medit software (built in model build)

Meshmixer

Blender for Dental

Exocad (and XOcademy by Shawn Van de Vyver)

Jessica's contact info and sign up to receive breaking product information!

Big Night


Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate is at $1000 already! It will get bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


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

Our friends at Zirc want to know...are you stressed from mess? How is your organization at the office? Keeping materials straight and in the right place is a challenge for all of us. Zirc has some amazing solutions and they want to give you a free gift while having a little fun! The first 30 offices that post a photo of your disorganized materials using the hashtag #StressedFromMess in the Dental Hacks Nation will get a free Complete Tub Kit from Zirc! You even get to pick from their amazing 16 colors! This will help you start on your organization journey and you'll be able to have an organizational conversation with one of the clinical efficiency experts at Zirc! Dental Hacks Nation...let's see your mess! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group and show us your materials mayhem using the hashtag #StressedFromMess and get your free Complete Tub Kit!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

You remember in dental school in your biomaterials class. It was the chapter after amalgam. They talked about composites. Different types of composites have different characteristics depending on particle size, etc. Ohhh...that's right. It seems like all you ever hear about composites is "universal." But let's be honest, one size does NOT fit all! If you do any anterior composite work, you really need a microfill! Microfilled composites like Cosmedent's Renamel microfill handle really nicely, have gorgeous translucency and polish like a dream. If it's been awhile since you've used microfill, you owe it to yourself to give it a try again! Our friend and mentor Buddy Mopper was right! Don't dumb down composites to just one type! Get yourself a microfill and see what a difference it makes. It comes in syringes AND compules and I guarantee you'll find a bunch of great uses for it! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/microfill!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Searching for Italy with Stanley Tuccci

Alan: Compopen, Paroject

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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

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The Dental Hacks have taken a LOT of CE over the years. What no one ever wants to tell you is that some really great CE wasn't a great fit. Some highlights:

  • Should you borrow money to take CE?
  • Choose CE that's realistic for your practice, your budget and your personality
  • it's OK if you don't like certain parts of dentistry. In fact, it's NORMAL!
  • Peer pressure/social media is NOT a good way to choose CE

 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

Direct download: ep_83_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Nate Lawson from UAB and Instagram big shot of @dentinaltube fame returns to the podcast for yet another episode.

Nate starts off and shares the trials and tribulations of being on the lecture circuit.

We continue our class II discussion from last week.  If you missed last week, our tooth is diagnosed, numbed and isolated and it's time to warm up the drill.  Highlights include:

  • what burs do we use for preps and cares removal
  • what matrices and wedges do we use
  • Kevin's gears get grinded by soft matrices
  • Nate like tor matrices, Dual force Wedges, and Palodent/Triodent Rings
  • Kevin likes the Palodent/Triodent system all the way through
  • Zach uses the IMatrix/IdealForm rings/matrices which is a pretty close clone of triodent and the wave wedges from Palodent

Thanks for nerding out with us on Class 2 things over the past 2 weeks.    If you want to discuss this episode in more detail, check out the Clinical Hacks Facebook page for more information.

Thanks for listening!

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Jason and Alan talk about their journeys into digital workflow...the good, the bad and the ugly!

The Dental Hacks Nation has a group buying deal on the Medit i500 (the scanner that Al uses) that's pretty terrific! The guys discuss the deal, the timing and the pros and cons of moving to digital!

Some links from the show:

Contact Jason on FB for the Medit deal

Contact Jason on email for the Medit deal: dentcan3625@gmail.com

Contact Jason on the phone for the Medit deal details: 804-885-2233

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

 

Direct download: ep_82_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. John Graeber and Dr. Artie Volker join the Dental Hacks to talk about the history and practice of "Minimally Invasive Dentistry." Dr. Graeber has spent a career teaching many minimally invasive modalities and we discuss them in depth!

Some links from the show:

World War II in Colour


Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10


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

Our friends at Zirc want to know...are you stressed from mess? How is your organization at the office? Keeping materials straight and in the right place is a challenge for all of us. Zirc has some amazing solutions and they want to give you a free gift while having a little fun! The first 30 offices that post a photo of your disorganized materials using the hashtag #StressedFromMess in the Dental Hacks Nation will get a free Complete Tub Kit from Zirc! You even get to pick from their amazing 16 colors! This will help you start on your organization journey and you'll be able to have an organizational conversation with one of the clinical efficiency experts at Zirc! Dental Hacks Nation...let's see your mess! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group and show us your materials mayhem using the hashtag #StressedFromMess and get your free Complete Tub Kit!

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

You remember in dental school in your biomaterials class. It was the chapter after amalgam. They talked about composites. Different types of composites have different characteristics depending on particle size, etc. Ohhh...that's right. It seems like all you ever hear about composites is "universal." But let's be honest, one size does NOT fit all! If you do any anterior composite work, you really need a microfill! Microfilled composites like Cosmedent's Renamel microfill handle really nicely, have gorgeous translucency and polish like a dream. If it's been awhile since you've used microfill, you owe it to yourself to give it a try again! Our friend and mentor Buddy Mopper was right! Don't dumb down composites to just one type! Get yourself a microfill and see what a difference it makes. It comes in syringes AND compules and I guarantee you'll find a bunch of great uses for it! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/microfill!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: My Heritage app (Android)

Alan: ohsnap! pop socket thingy

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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

Direct download: ep_319_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Memorie Valentine RDH joins Alan to talk about running on time. Doctors and hygienists each have an interesting take on this topic and we have a pretty great conversation about it. The take home message: RUN ON TIME!

Let us know via email at info@dentalhacks.com or tell us in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group!

 

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

Direct download: ep_81_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Nate Lawson from UAB and Instagram big shot of @dentinaltube fame returns to the podcast.

In this episode we discuss what happens when things break/fail on you right before/during treatment.

Then we get into Class II lesions, highlights include but are not limited to:

  • When to intervene surgically?
  • What diagnostic modalities do you have other than x-rays?   Illumination, laser detection and more
  • What is non-surgical intervention and what does it entail.
  • Isolation methods are discussed.  Rubber dam vs. isolite vs. cotton rolls/dry angles and more

Thank you for listening and we'll catch you next week.

If you haven't joined the Clinical Hacks Facebook group, why the heck not.. it's still free and it's awesome!

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

The one and only Dr. Buddy Mopper warned us awhile back that we're trying to simplify composites too much! In today's episode Al talks about his epiphany about microfilled composites and why you should try them out again! Buddy warned us that a "universal" composite would lead to compromises and I think he's right! 

Some links from the show:

Cosmedent Renamel microfill

Compopen (by Clinician's Choice)

You should have a system for polishing. Our friends at Microcopy Dental have just the thing! You've got the surface, they've got the polishers! The new Neoshine polishing system is simple and color coded but gives amazing results in the least amount of time! Go check out Neoshine polishers at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

Direct download: ep_80_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Jeni Perna joins the Dental Hacks to talk about purchasing a practice! Actually, she discusses that she was trying to buy a practice and it fell through!

  • Jeni and Instagram (yogi_dentist)...a great follow!
  • Content creators and consistency!
  •  Instagram feed = perfect square (pearl!)
  • Instagram feed/posts vs. stories
  • "Get on stories and show your face"
  • Jeni's practice acquisition story
  • Are you "just an associate?"
  • Finding a practice before they hit brokerage sites!
  • Buying an existing practice means that you'll always have compromises from the existing owner.
  • Practice purchase vs. startup
  • Cold calls?
  • What would Jeni have done differently?
  • Flat fee attorneys/CPAs vs hourly...understand the investment that you'll make
  • Jeni on practice brokers
  • Make sure you have YOUR team as a buyer
  • The Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Talk to LOTS of banks! Create a relationship, but don't have complete loyalty!

Some links from the show:

3M Relyx Universal Resin Cement

Cosmecore

Get Jeni's Manuals!

Scott McDonald episodes

Canva.com

Memorie Valentine's Tik Tok (her most watched Tik Tok)


Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10

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

New Product Alert! Smart Scheduling by YAPI is here to help you keep your appointment books full and gain more new patients with online booking that is in YOUR control. Easily configure your accepted insurances, operatory/provider availability, and scheduling rules to match your unique workflows. Only qualified new patients can book their visit when they confirm their insurance - they can even take a photo from their phone! Your existing patients will have the easiest way to book their next cleaning when Smart Scheduling includes a link via text or email reminders automatically sent by YAPI. Dentrix users get first dibs on Smart Scheduling, but it will soon be available for Open Dental and Eaglesoft as well. Learn more at https://yapiapp.com/online-scheduling

Cosmecore from Cosmedent is a versatile, dual cured core material that handles great, comes in 3 great shades and won’t gouge when you prep it! You can even fill a matrix with it and NOT LIGHT CURE it and it will set hard as a rock! It comes in two handy sizes (50g and 8g syringes) and once you start using it, it will become your “go to” for ideal tooth preps! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Healthy Start

Alan: Jocko Tea

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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

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May be an image of text that says '2 Ways to Look at Life: 1 Nobody gives a shit. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT!!'Al discusses the concept that "nobody cares." Considered one way it seems really lonesome, yet globally it's really great!

Some links from the show:

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Professionals Facebook Group

The Peaceful Practice podcast 

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

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The ketodontist is back again this week and this time we're talking hot tech items.

Matt has made a ton of investments for his practice including:

  • intra-oral scanners Carestream and Itero
  • mills
  • ceph
  • 3d printers

Kevin theorizes that we may actually be living inside the Matrix.   We should have an entire episode on this.

Zach wonders if he's even practicing the same profession as Matt and Kevin because at lot of these high tech words are just beyond his tech scope... can't we have an episode on class 1 resins?

Matt makes dentistry seem extremely cool, if tech toys make the practice of dentistry interesting, fun, or more precise and predicable for you, this is the episode for you!

Thanks for listening and check us out on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page for more information.

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Dr. Artie Volker joins Alan to talk about his recent experience trying a prototype "heads up" display from Enova Illumination! It's not on the market yet, but it tackles some of the interesting problems dentists face daily!

Some links from the show:

Zumax OMS 3200

 

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

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The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Gregg Kinzer to discuss continuing education now that we've had a year or so of the pandemic. Some topics we covered:

  • Spear started back to live CE in September 2020
  • Why workshops are perfect in person CE...layered learning
  • What does Spear look like post-pandemic? (spoiler...there are "Popemobile" style plexiglass lab benches!)
  • The pandemic has given workshop attendees WAY more face time with Gregg and the rest of the instructors!
  • Some pandemic changes are going to stay! Virtual seminars are likely going to stay. Spear will be virtual and IRL.
  • Study clubs will change as well...there will be live virtual study club events!
  • Spear Practice Solutions have a lot of statistics about "post shutdown" opening. Most practices opened strong! Also people feel safe at the dental office!
  • What does the diagnosis/treatment planning workflow look like in Gregg's office?
  • Co-discovery and take photos!
  • How does Gregg handle the "difficult patient?" (poor opening, giant tongue, etc)
  • Who are the people that Gregg automatically won't treat? (spoiler: follow your gut!)
  • Gregg proposes a dental version of "The Truman Show."
  • Tips on taking more photos
  • Gregg on social media peer pressure

Some links from the show:

Spear Aesthetics

Spear Practice Solutions

Spear Education

Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10

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

Continuing Education in the time of pandemic has gotten interesting. And Cosmedent is here for it! They’ve figured out a way to bring their amazing, hands on courses and instructors to you...but now done remotely! For instance, Dr. Corky Willhite will be giving his incomparable “Ultimate Esthetics with Composite: The Basics of Layering to Advanced Techniques” course on February 25-26th! Every patient can't afford porcelain, and most people don't want their teeth "drilled down." Composite provides fully functional restorations whether it's a Class IV, diastema closure, shade change, adding length, or many other changes. How does it work? The course goes from 9am-1pm on Thursday and Friday. You can purchase just the course or (and this is what you should do) you can get the course AND all of the course materials that Corky will be using in the hand on exercises! You’ll even have a chance for one on one interaction with Corky to make sure you’re really getting it. If you’re looking to up your composite esthetics game there is no one better to learn from than Dr. Corky Willhite! And Cosmedent’s virtual live courses are a game changer. Be sure to check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at
dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: PRF edu

Alan: Icy Hot Lidocaine Patch

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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

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Dr. Bart Schultz joins Al to talk about medicine. Specifically some of the medical stuff that we've experienced in the last year and why they don't talk about money in medicine. We didn't figure out why. All we know is that dentistry could never get away with what they do in medicine. What we really wonder: can a patient give their informed consent without complete financial consent?

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

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The Clinical Hacks welcome Dr. Matthew Standridge (aka: The Ketodontist)

Highlights include:

Matt gives us his bio!

We talk MEAT

We talk Powerprox and our friend Rick DePaul

And Gerety orthodontics

Matt does not shoot from the hip

Matt teaches with 3D Dentists on digital orthodontics

Aligners work, if you know how to use aligners…

We talk about the ortho/restorative link

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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Dr. Chris Salierno joined Jason and Alan at the Chicago Midwinter 2019 for a silly conversation involving bad posture and cash covered in glitter. It's really funny, but more than that it gives me hope that we're not that far away from a time that the Dental Hacks can record live with interesting guests at a meeting near you! Keep the faith, dear listeners! We're almost there!

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

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Image result for deren flesherDr. Deren Flesher joins the Dental Hacks to talk about mobile dentistry as well as using your position in dentistry to create opportunities outside of the dental office! Deren has a thriving startup practice but has always wanted to own and run businesses besides dentistry. Our conversation is wide ranging about all kinds of businesses! Some topics we discussed are:

  • Deren owns some Papa John's Pizza joints!
  • What does Deren consider "the dental bubble?" What kind of dentists should look for opportunities outside dentistry?
  • How did Deren get into mobile dentistry? How has he incorporated it into his schedule and how is it different than his startup?
  • Deren enters the cannabis industry! He's involved with a grow operation as well as supply chain/delivery!
  • How does someone find opportunities "outside the bubble?"
  • Dentistry is the fuel to Deren's business expansion!
  • How does Deren build connections with potential business partners? How does he "cross pollenate" business ideas?
  • Does Deren aspire to be "nonclinical?"

Some links from the show:

Interested in Senior Dental Care (the company Deren works with)? Email Deren at derenflesherdds@gmail.com.

Dryshield (he won't work without it!)

Septodont Paroject

Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook or text "Medit" to (804) 885-2233!

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10

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

Continuing Education in the time of pandemic has gotten interesting. And Cosmedent is here for it! They’ve figured out a way to bring their amazing, hands on courses and instructors to you...but now done remotely! For instance, Dr. Corky Willhite will be giving his incomparable “Ultimate Esthetics with Composite: The Basics of Layering to Advanced Techniques” course on February 25-26th! Every patient can't afford porcelain, and most people don't want their teeth "drilled down." Composite provides fully functional restorations whether it's a Class IV, diastema closure, shade change, adding length, or many other changes. How does it work? The course goes from 9am-1pm on Thursday and Friday. You can purchase just the course or (and this is what you should do) you can get the course AND all of the course materials that Corky will be using in the hand on exercises! You’ll even have a chance for one on one interaction with Corky to make sure you’re really getting it. If you’re looking to up your composite esthetics game there is no one better to learn from than Dr. Corky Willhite! And Cosmedent’s virtual live courses are a game changer. Be sure to check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at
dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: compounded topical anesthetic gel

Alan: Fender wedge, Garrison Compositight Fusion 3D Interproximal Wedges

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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

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Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan again to talk about all things digital! How does a software upgrade make a camera better? What's the best way to get into digital workflow? Chairside "same day" crows are still owned by CEREC, but if you aren't milling, Shawn thinks the Medit makes a ton of sense! How is Shawn using his Amazon Alexa (Echo) to make his office work better? Shawn's single unit zirconia is $7! Who should be milling? Who shouldn't be?

Some links from the show:

Shawn's Dental Hacks Nation banners:

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May be an image of Jason Lipscomb

 

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

 

 

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We start off talking about some of our weirdest/worst dental school clinical performances... find out why Artie is known as the Terminator!

Then we move into hot minimally invasive dental chat.

WTF is minimally invasive dentistry?

Artie has lots of digital toys and he's not afraid to use them.

Ortho + composite >>> Ortho by bur

Digital smile design is the next level for sales/motivation.

When does Artie do a resin makeover vs. orthodontics?

Is minimally invasive dentistry still way too invasive for you?   Check out the chapter Artie wrote on a book about Microinvasive Dentistry

Thanks for listening,  check our the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page and we'll catch you next week!

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Memorie Valentine RDH joins Alan to talk about prevention. Specifically, how well does our profession do with helping patients do a good job at home? Does dentistry do a good enough job with this? Why don't we have the "oral hygiene instruction" room in every dental office? Why do we clean teeth/do oral hygiene instruction every 6 months instead of a short OHI visit every couple months? Al and Memorie think we can do better! What do you think? Let us know via email at info@dentalhacks.com or tell us in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group!

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

 

 

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The Dental Hacks return for 2021 with a powerhouse interview featuring Dr. Rob Ritter! Some highlights:

  • Spear Summit 2019 highlights (where Jason and Alan met Rob in person for the first time)
  • It's been just about a year since we've had major dental meetings...Rob's thoughts on how CE comes back and what changes
  • Hot vaccine talk
  • Rob discusses "The Protocol," a new small group comprehensive restorative "in office" course by Ritter and Ramsey! (two dates already sold out!) (Next date is November 5-6th, 2021)
  • Dental partnerships...can they work?
  • Office renovations...built to give a great course!
  • Social media pros and cons...enjoy the journey, there is no destination
  • The Peaceful Practice Podcast
  • The lecturing lifestyle isn't as glamorous as it's cracked up to be
  • Rob designed "The Protocol" to keep him off the road. Bring people that want to learn to him!
  • Jedis vs. Sith Lords
  • Which "x" should I buy? It depends on what you're going to do with it. Be honest about what you're using it for.
  • Rob and Al talk about microscopes
  • Rob on sticking to your vision
  • Building a brand even in dental school

Some links from the show:

Rob Ritter's Instagram

The Protocol (Rob/Chris's new in office course!)

Dental Hacks Listeners group

Hacking Dentistry with JLips

Dental Hacks Deals!:

Dental Hacks Medit i500 deal! (starting at $17k + lab credit, rebate gets bigger the more our group takes advantage!) Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and use "Medit" in the subject line or tab Jason on Facebook.

Enova Illumination has an amazing Dental Hacks discount on loupes and lights. Get that information at:  https://form.jotform.com/210247991392056

Be sure to get your Dental Hacks pricing at Crazy Dental by using coupon code: DHN10

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

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at
dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Continuing Education in the time of pandemic has gotten interesting. And Cosmedent is here for it! They’ve figured out a way to bring their amazing, hands on courses and instructors to you...but now done remotely! For instance, Dr. Corky Willhite will be giving his incomparable “Ultimate Esthetics with Composite: The Basics of Layering to Advanced Techniques” course on February 25-26th! Every patient can't afford porcelain, and most people don't want their teeth "drilled down." Composite provides fully functional restorations whether it's a Class IV, diastema closure, shade change, adding length, or many other changes. How does it work? The course goes from 9am-1pm on Thursday and Friday. You can purchase just the course or (and this is what you should do) you can get the course AND all of the course materials that Corky will be using in the hand on exercises! You’ll even have a chance for one on one interaction with Corky to make sure you’re really getting it. If you’re looking to up your composite esthetics game there is no one better to learn from than Dr. Corky Willhite! And Cosmedent’s virtual live courses are a game changer. Be sure to check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Phonetag

Alan: Night Stalker 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. 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! 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 Dental Hacks Nation.

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Dr. Shawn Van De Vyver is a polymath. He's a dentist, scholar and technology guru. Al spoke with Shawn about a plethora of topics that's super entertaining and informative! Today these guys focus on where they met, their toxic relationship with social media and buying used dental equipment. (spoiler: "free, just come pick it up is a red flag, bro). Shawn's thoughts...buying quality equipment means you only cry once (when you see the price tag) since it will last. Zach Meiners, we're looking at you.

Some links from the show:

Implant Seminars (where Shawn and Al met!)

Keating Dental Lab

Hovering Dental Ez dental chair

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

 

 

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Today's episode features Dr. Artie Volker talking composite veneers.

First we steal a joke and "remember some gals" with Sports Illustrated swimsuit models of the past.   Spoiler alert...we didn't remember that well.

How do you get involved with the artistic skill of resin bonding/veneers?

We talk bioclear resins vs. cosmedent

Chairside mock ups - one of the best ways to get case acceptance.

When to do composite vs porcelain

What composites work well for resin veneers?

What courses should you take?

If you want to discuss composite veneers, please join the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page and let us know what you think.

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Dr. Jeni Perna is one of those people that likes systems in dental offices. She's an amazing Instagram follow and the office manuals she has created cover all kinds of systems. They're available here and you should definitely check them out! They are VALUE priced! We also talk a little bit about the phenomenon of ethical sales for people who have Instagram influence. It's a thing and Al has a little problem with buying stuff he finds advertised on Insta!

Get Jeni's Manuals!

Birddogs Pants (highly recommended)

Sttoke Mug (3-ish stars)

Brave New Look KN95 masks (would not recommend)

So what’s the solution for simple, consistent zirconia polishing in the mouth? Our friends at Microcopy Dental get it. They’ve created a line of intra oral, single patient use zirconia polishers that are just right. Their simple two-step zirconia polishing system comes in cups or points. It’s easy to use and fits into any workflow. Single patient use means you’ve always got a fresh polisher and there’s no risk of cross contamination. If you want to up your zirconia polishing game you need to check them out at dentalhacks.com/zpolishers!

 

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The Lifestyle Practice was created to help dentists obtain their ideal life by building uncommonly successful practices. 

In this episode, Justin and Derek discuss how it really is more than possible to increase profit in less time at the office.

www.thelifestylepractice.com

 

 

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Welcome back to the Clinical Hacks podcast, Dr. Erin Elliott!

On this episode we open with some prank/shenanigans talk where we find out that Erin is Tosh.0 famous and Zach went to weird house music clubs in his 20's and his frugal ways backfire on a friend.

Then we proceed into a technology overload discussion with Cerec, 3D printing...all the sexy expensive tech.

Not surprisingly Zach, champion of all things analog, has little to say.

Erin and Kevin though bring a lot of cool ideas and information if you are considering making the jump to more digital, this is the podcast for you.

Keep Cerecin' and don't forget to join the Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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Following the thread from last week's discussion, we're taking a close look at how hygienists get paid and, most importantly, how they can get paid well. Rachel Wall (who previously appeared on episode 109) was kind enough to stop by again to discuss how compensation can be most efficiently and fairly distributed throughout any clinic's hygiene department.

Rachel Teel Wall, RDH, BS, is the founder and owner of Inspired Hygiene. Through coaching and seminars, Inspired Hygiene aims to maximize the profit and productivity of every dental team's hygiene department with a particular focus on compensation models. Her two decades of experience in the industry encompasses her time as both a hygienist and an office administrator.

In this episode, Rachel chats with us about the importance of everyone playing their role in a dental practice and what she thinks makes for an ideal compensation model.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 2:50

- Looking at the different compensation models available to hygienists.

- Explaining the 3:1 compensation model.

- Understanding everybody’s responsibilities in a dental clinic.

- Making the most of your time, your dentist’s time and managing patient relations. 

- What Rachel believes is the best compensation model for everybody involved.

- Finding that right balance between overtreatment and undertreatment.

QUOTES:

“I think everyone should at least be open to adapting and learning new ways.”

“A business owner has a responsibility to make sure the business is profitable, and then we as hygienists have the responsibility to at least be aware of that and know where we stand.”

“I think everybody should have the opportunity to be on the other side of that table at least once in your life because it’s quite sobering.”

“I wanna learn more about your treatment philosophy so that I can do a better job of recommending treatment that matches what you would recommend.”

LINKS:

Inspired Hygiene

Return on Hygiene book - Use promo code TALE to pay only $12.95!

3:1 video https://inspiredhygiene.com/hygiene-compensation-is-it-a-win-win/?fbclid=IwAR0A20kvE-H-VXWi1EF6CwANAHGsdDdhiCWvape6f6jAZichvtJ6XIJspKk

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Jason and Al did a mini episode the day after they each got the COVID-19 vaccine. Neither of them became zombies. Mostly just a sore arm for a day.

Also, the Dental Hacks have an amazing deal on the Medit i-500 scanner! We have a "group buy" promotion and the more people that buy a scanner, the bigger the rebate on 3/31/2021 will be! You can get more information about the Medit i-500 on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! If you want to get the pricing information and get in on the deal you can message Jason on FB or email us at info@dentalhacks.com with subject line "Medit" and we'll be sure to get you the pricing and rebate info!

Some links from the show:

Podcast-19 episode on mRNA vaccines (this is a great listen!)

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Today's episode features The Mommy Dentists in Business podcast with Dr. Grace Yum! Grace started the wildly popular Facebook group and her podcast just celebrated 100,000 downloads! She'd like you to check out their podcasts on Spotify or iTunes! Here is a link for the podcast she did while at the Voices of Dentistry! https://open.spotify.com/episode/3qSoJTUw3dxlPwgtUT6XS6?si=4WIgvW6mSP-4PqHaY15PqA

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Today's episode features Podcasts of Dentistry with Dr. Panks Dhingra. Panks' show is a long form interview format and he describes the show and invites you to subscribe!

Find out more at: www.podcastsofdentistry.com

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We welcome Dr. Erin Elliott aka The Queen Of Good Air!

Highlights include:

  • Erin gives us her bio!
  • We talk Goldendoodles! Awwwwwwwww
  • Erin gives a background on how she got involved with Sleep Dentistry
  • Erin explains how she has incorporated sleep dentistry in her office
  • Erin explains how she balances General Dentistry and Sleep Dentistry
  • Erin discusses a workflow for sleep. Consult, sleep study, records and delivery. Then follow up.
  • Kevin discusses his roadblocks in sleep. Focusing on insurance and not delegating.
  • We discuss medical billing.
  • We discuss appliances. Kevin like the Optisleep. Erin prefers a Herbst.
  • Erin pimps her classes at 3D Dentists

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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Virtual VoD features The Implant Pathway podcast, formerly known as "Dentists, Implants and Worms!" Dr. Justin Moody joins us in the studio to talk about his implant journey, successes, failures, lessons learned along the way, and where we're headed with Implant Pathway.

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Co-host of the Dental Hacks podcast Dr. Alan Mead does another podcast that we hope you'll enjoy! The return of The Alan Mead Experience features Al talking about his first weekend as a clean and sober recovering person 19 years ago today!

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Dr. Alan Mead, co-host of the Dental Hacks and Peaceful Practice podcasts, talk to Dr. Josie Dovidio, host of Yoga for Dentists, about his weight loss journey during the pandemic and managing lifestyle diseases. We discuss the physical and mental effects of exercise streaks and how to make time to exercise during the workweek. Dr. Mead also recounts getting hit by a truck while exercising, an event that broke his back in two places!

Check this episode out on the Yoga for Dentists YouTube Channel.

Hang out with like-minded dental professionals on Facebook or Instagram @yogafordentists

Email me: josie@yogafordentists.net

To receive a FREE End of Workday Meditation, visit www.YogaforDentists.net!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to give Yoga for Dentists a 5-star rating or leave a review!

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Paul, Paul The Science Guy: Paul Cascone from Argen Explains Zirconia
 

Join Elvis Dahl and Barbara Wojdan on the only weekly podcast dedicated to the dental laboratory industry. Most dental offices couldn't do what you do without a good lab on their team.  Every Monday morning they have an in-depth conversation with someone within the lab industry that is sure to be of interest to the clinical side of dentistry too.

Find the podcast at voicesfromthebench.com or on every major platform you find podcasts.  They love to feature anyone from dentistry, if you want to be on the podcast send them an email at info@voicesfromthebench.com and join the "voices" from the laboratory industry.

 

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We kick off the episode by answering a REDDIT! from Lance in the way that they do on his podcast with Josh Austin called Working Interfences.    Did we do it justice?   Probably not.

Did you know Zach's Chiefs play Kevin's Browns this weekend?   Will they be on speaking terms after this weekend?  Whose side are you on?

We get into some fancy numbing technologies when we get around to talking clinical.     Lance uses the Wand.   It's really evident that Zach has never seen the Wand and didn't bother googling anything about the Wand prior to the show based on some of the odd questions.   My bad listeners.

Then we discuss Anutra.. kind of... none of the guests here use it, so we kind of speculated.. and Zach comes in hot with his DIY buffering method

We also talk topical anesthetics.. and some other anesthetic stuff.

Is any of this necessary?   Who knows.   Enjoy the listen,  check out the Clinical Hacks FB group and we'll catch you next week.

See ya!

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 Three Key Insurance Developments to Watch for 2021

The upcoming year is already looking remarkably busy on the insurance side. I wanted to give you three areas to watch that will affect your practice. Throughout the year I’ll keep you updated on this podcast and in my newsletter. I appreciate that you see me as a resource, and I will continue to monitor carrier and revenue cycle management news for the industry. Thanks for helping the podcast grow this past year – I very much appreciate you. Here’s to a fantastic 2021! 

Episode 68 talking points:

  1. National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) adopting the ADA’s recommendations for dental insurance guidelines. Covered topics:
    1. Network clarity
    2. Virtual credit cards as payment
    3. Ensuring that pre-authorizations are held accountable when treatment is performed 
  2. Legislation requiring pricing transparency in healthcare passed as part of the 2021 Budget Plan
    1. Lots of institutional opposition (hospitals and American Medical Association)
    2. Administrative burdens and concerns over lower provider fees are cited as reasons
    3. Judges are not so convinced: Why is an X-ray price 'unknowable?' (recent court case)
    4. Will it affect dental?
  3. Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act 
    1. Overturns McCarran-Ferguson Act that removes antitrust restrictions from carriers
    2. Hopefully will encourage more competition in the carrier market 
    3. Did  insurance companies stop innovating because they didn’t need to? 
    4. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) predicts “more instability in the health insurance markets and, therefore, higher premiums.”

>> Grab the 50+ page Ebook “Prepare, Protect and Prosper” here! Psst, it’s free 😊 

Resources from this episode:

Links 

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This is the 4.5 year recap of the Shared Practices Podcast.  Listen as Dr. Richard Low, Dr. George Hariri, Dr. Matt Guarino and (future Dr.) Tyler Tolbert share their journeys as podcast hosts and practice owners. 

The hypothesis of the Shared Practices Podcast is that any dentist who wants to can be a successful practice owner, even if they're fresh out of school with $500k+ of student loans. Hear our journey to find out which season of our podcast is the right one for you to start with, whether you're a dental student, new grad or seasoned owner. 

Listen to our podcast, Shared Practices and join our Facebook group and join us on the journey to successful practice ownership!

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What does it take to have an extremely profitable practice as fast as possible? In this episode, we interview Dr. David Goldwyn Jequinto, he explains how he was able to shorten the curve in growing his office in San Antonio.

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If you are ready to take your practice to the next level, Dental Business Training by Dr. Paul Etchison can be found at Dental Business Mentor.

For more Dental Business Content

Check out www.DentalPracticeHeroes.com

Subscribe

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Need a new strategy to help motivate your staff to make it through the rest of 2020? Dr. Bryan Laskin talks about a great incentive to boost morale in your office…and BONUS…it boosts your production at the same time!

Who doesn’t love a good two-for-one these days?

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New Year, new you!

We welcome Dr. Lance Timmerman of Working Interferences fame to our show!

Highlights include:

New Year’s resolutions!

Peleton!

Skiing!

We discuss the proper way to cement crowns

  • For Zirconia Kevin anesthetizes, packs cord, pumices the tooth and cements with Rely X
  • Lance anesthetizes,  Isolite, Superoxyl, Dry Z if needed, and Ceromer or Dentsply Bioceramic Cement
  • Zach uses Vivid Prime G and  Fuji Cem
  • Zach uses Panavia V5 for non retentive preps
  • We talk about retentive grooves
  • For Emax Kevin packs cord, uses rubber dam, Isolite or cotton rolls right sandblast, Monobond etch and prime and Panavia
  • Lance uses Relyx veneer after treating the crown with Monobond Plus
  • Zach uses Panavia Ceramic Primer and Panavia V5

We discuss following the directions!!!

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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PRACTICE NAME: SIGNATURE FAMILY DENTISTRY

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Dr. Gina Dorfman kicks off our "Virtual VoD" in January 2021 with a remarkable interview with the one and only Dr. Joshua Austin!

The bad boy of Dental Facebook Groups sits down with Dr. Gina Dorfman to talk about his new presentation "The Chamfered Psyche," the stigma of depression and suicide in dentistry, losing his father at a young age, and the vivid dream that he'd give everything he owns to see come true.

Plus, Josh's name drops as he remembers some guys (and ladies), shares the hottest of takes and reveals his soft side.

This pod was our first ever double-header episode, but despite the first strike, it ended up being a home run.

Check out Pearls for Your Practice! 
https://www.dentaleconomics.com/science-tech/article/14073401/pearls-for-your-practice 

Subscribe to the Behind the Smiles podcast

Also...be sure to check out YAPI at dentalhacks.com/YAPI!

 

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COVID has dashed our hopes of getting together in person for Voices of Dentistry 2021. In 2022 we'll be back and bigger than ever in Scottsdale, AZ! We decided to do the next best thing and host a "Virtual Voices of Dentistry 2021" right here on the Dental Hacks podcast! Stay tuned all throughout January to hear from our incredible dental podcasting community! There will be episodes from all kinds of dental podcasts: business, clinical, inspirational, marketing and LOTS more! Find some new favorites and subscribe! The Dental Hacks are wishing you a wonderful new year and lots of great podcast listening in January 2021!

 

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have created THE BEST BURS for adjusting zirconia. They're designed to adjust with as little heat as possible, leaving a very smooth surface that needs minimal polishing. They have a bunch of shapes in these single patient use Zirconia adjustment burs and you're sure to find the right one for your workflow! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/adjust. Microcopy Dental. Damn good burs!

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Do you ever wake up in a cold sweat remembering dental school? Al had one of those dreams last night and it had to do with diagnosing and treatment planning complex cases. What's the right way to organize the diagnosis and treatment plan of a complex case? What's the best way to talk to a patient that doesn't understand how much dental need they might have?

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have created THE BEST BURS for adjusting zirconia. They're designed to adjust with as little heat as possible, leaving a very smooth surface that needs minimal polishing. They have a bunch of shapes in these single patient use Zirconia adjustment burs and you're sure to find the right one for your workflow! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/adjust. Microcopy Dental. Damn good burs!

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

A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205:

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

Links from the show:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

You know what a good provisional restoration smells like? Vanilla. It smells like vanilla. No, seriously. Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. AND...when you trim it, Mirror Image smells like vanilla! We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage

YAPI basically invented going paperless in the dental industry. They have solutions for entering forms, texting with patients and even “intra office chat.” YAPI can help you easily let your patients know when you’re ready to seat them and they’ll breeze directly into the operatory! This December, YAPI is giving the Dental Hacks Nation a special deal! They’ll waive their set up fees for anyone who mentions the Dental Hacks...a $399 value! It’s time to make curbside check in as well as all the other amazing paperless options YAPI has to offer! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI and drop our name for no set up fees!

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Aqualizer

Alan: Offtime app

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

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

 

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Dr. Brady Smith joins Alan to talk about how charitable dentistry has changed the way he practices dentistry! Not only does it make him feel great, but it's also indirectly an amazing marketing strategy! You're going to love Brady's message!

Also, Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Some links from the show:

Dr. Brady Smith's Drilled Podcast

HALO Dental Network

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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Jordon Comstock of Boomcloud joins Alan to talk about how a membership program can help dental offices in a bunch of ways. Being able to offer patients a "plan." Health insurance has made patients feel like they can't got to the dentist because they aren't "covered." Membership programs can give patients a "plan" in your office! Jordon is the man when it comes to membership programs and BoomCloud can help you administer a plan like this easily and inexpensively!

Some links from the show:

BoomCloud

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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Dr. August De Oliveira joins Jason and Alan to talk about dental implants, writing books, DentalTown, 3D printing, CEREC, Facebook groups and claiming to invent stuff that was really just you buying a 3D printer on Amazon. August is one of our favorite guests and we finally got him for a full, hilarious hour! From our early days together on DentalTown to August's conquering of the stage at Voices of Dentistry, this wide ranging interview has something for EVERYONE!

Some links from the show:

August's CEREC Du Jour thread on DentalTown

Al's Dental Haiku thread

CAD-Ray and the Medit i500

Al's crown work flow stuff: Template and Temptray, Traxodent

August's latest course

August's books: Guided Implantology Made Easy, Implants Made Easy, Dental 3D Printing Made Easy

Dentiq Software

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

YAPI basically invented going paperless in the dental industry. They have solutions for entering forms, texting with patients and even “intra office chat.” YAPI can help you easily let your patients know when you’re ready to seat them and they’ll breeze directly into the operatory! This December, YAPI is giving the Dental Hacks Nation a special deal! They’ll waive their set up fees for anyone who mentions the Dental Hacks...a $399 value! It’s time to make curbside check in as well as all the other amazing paperless options YAPI has to offer! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI and drop our name for no set up fees!

You know what a good provisional restoration smells like? Vanilla. It smells like vanilla. No, seriously. Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. AND...when you trim it, Mirror Image smells like vanilla! We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Dropbox Desktop app

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

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

 

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Dr. Bart Schultz and Al are best friends who met in dental school in the fall of 1993. Today's episode features some stories from dental school in the mid 90's.

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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Memorie Valentine joins Al again to share more tips about getting patients to reappoint for hygiene. It turns out, just like everything in the dental office...it's about the relationship!

What's the worst procedure in dentistry? I'm guessing that removing a zirconia crown has to be in everyone's top 3. Our friends at Microcopy have taken this problem head on with their new Z Class burs! They've got some burs especially made for cutting through zirconia and I've never used anything like it! I recently used their 1116Z bur to remove a thick zirconia crown and it took ONE BUR and less than 4 minutes. This is truly next level stuff and you need to try them out! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/zcutter. Microcopy makes DAMN GOOD BURS!

 

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

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

The OG's links:

The Chicago Study Club

Links from the show:

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

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

Curbside check in is literally the most 2020 thing ever. Many offices don’t even have waiting rooms any more! Do you want to know the absolute easiest way to do curbside check in at your office? That’s right...you guessed it. Our friends at YAPI make curbside check in a breeze! 

YAPI basically invented going paperless in the dental industry. They have solutions for entering forms, texting with patients and even “intra office chat.” YAPI can help you easily let your patients know when you’re ready to seat them and they’ll breeze directly into the operatory! This December, YAPI is giving the Dental Hacks Nation a special deal! They’ll waive their set up fees for anyone who mentions the Dental Hacks...a $399 value! It’s time to make curbside check in as well as all the other amazing paperless options YAPI has to offer! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI and drop our name for no set up fees!

Our friends at Cosmedent have something really great going on in December! It’s called the “Cosmetic Dentistry Winter Webinar Series” and it’s absolutely free! It’s three days and it features 3 separate Cosmedent all star presenters! On Thursday December 17th you can hear from Dr. Rhodri Thomas talking about restoring peg laterals. On Friday December 18th you can hear from the amazing Javier Quiros discussing “full mouth reconstruction with composite resin!” On Monday, December 21st you’ll hear from Dr. Marshall Hanson with “An Invitation to Think Differently About Direct Composite Resin!” Each course is an hour from noon until 1pm central standard time! Cosmedent’s webinars are always top notch and these three guys are all amazing presenters! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/winterwebinar and up your cosmetic dentistry game! 

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Bisco Theracem

Alan: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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

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

 

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Alan speaks with Dr. Kevin Fryer about the state of podcasting at the end of 2020. Kevin and Al are both heavy podcast listeners. They discuss how they listen, where and when they listen and who's worth listening to in the podcast space!

Some of the podcasts mentioned:

The Joe Rogan Experience

The Weeds by Vox

Literally with Rob Lowe

The Fifth Column

Blocked and Reported 

 

Introducing the cool new kid in class, NeoShine from Microcopy. Comprised of three polishers for use on Composite, Metal, and Zirconia. NeoShine’s easy Color ID system organizes polishers by materials and steps. Most importantly, NeoShine achieves a smooth mirror-like shine like nobody’s business. NeoShine sterile polishers are a simple two-step system to make for a sweet shiny polish. It’s cups and points, are mini size – meaning you can literally polish anywhere. Go check them out now at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

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It's the final episode of 2020 for the Clinical Hacks.

Kevin and Zach discuss their Christmas traditions, favorite Christmas shows, and much much more.

Then we complain about 2020 and how everything was great until the Superbowl this year (Go Chiefs... a repeat perhaps?)

And then it all went to heck.

Are you a member of the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page?   Why the heck not?  It's free and full of good discussions... almost 3000 members!

What do you want to hear in 2021?   We're taking requests, suggestions, and more.   Send an email to info@dentalhacks.com with your suggestions or post it in the aforementioned facebook page.

Kevin discusses 3D printing for a bit.. he's dipping his toes in.

What's your game plan for making 2021 successful?  What's our outlook for first quarter?

We sincerely thank you for listening and it's been an awesome year and we look forward to recording more for you next year!

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Just remember kids, if you're not paying for the service, you're likely the product.

Introducing the cool new kid in class, NeoShine from Microcopy. Comprised of three polishers for use on Composite, Metal, and Zirconia. NeoShine’s easy Color ID system organizes polishers by materials and steps. Most importantly, NeoShine achieves a smooth mirror-like shine like nobody’s business. NeoShine sterile polishers are a simple two-step system to make for a sweet shiny polish. It’s cups and points, are mini size – meaning you can literally polish anywhere. Go check them out now at dentalhacks.com/neoshine!

Direct download: ep_64_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today we feature a conversation with Dr. Kristine Aadland! Kristine is a dentist and practice owner from Vancouver, WA! Kristine teaches chairside cosmetic and restorative dentistry with CEREC and she focuses on giving back! In this interesting conversation we discuss:

  • You cannot pump your own gas in Oregon. Also, Al was a boards patient in Portland, OR in 1997.
  • Kris always knew she wanted to do a startup practice...and she did!
  • For people who have done both startup and existing practice purchase...which would they prefer?
  • Kristine's CEREC journey (she started with Red Cam!)
  • Kris's workflow (it's impressive!)
  • What is the most baller move a CEREC dentist can do with their patient?
  • What would Kris tell someone who is on the fence with in office milling?
  • Same day smile design/anteriors!
  • How did Kris start speaking?
  • Kris has been giving back to patients in need doing HANDS ON COURSES!
  • Dr. Justin Moody joined us during the interview to talk about the changes at Implant Pathway in Arizona!
  • Moody is using 3Disc intraoral scanners at the Implant Pathway!
  • Kris is giving an amazing course where they will treatment plan and execute chairside anterior rehabs on women who have suffered through domestic violence! (February 25-27, 2021)

Some links from the show:

Porn for Your Practice: Make Yourself Miserable with Social Media

Implant Pathway

Kris's course at Implant Pathway: Same Day Smile Design

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

Our friends at Cosmedent have something really great going on in December! It’s called the “Cosmetic Dentistry Winter Webinar Series” and it’s absolutely free! It’s three days and it features 3 separate Cosmedent all star presenters! On Thursday December 17th you can hear from Dr. Rhodri Thomas talking about restoring peg laterals. On Friday December 18th you can hear from the amazing Javier Quiros discussing “full mouth reconstruction with composite resin!” On Monday, December 21st you’ll hear from Dr. Marshall Hanson with “An Invitation to Think Differently About Direct Composite Resin!” Each course is an hour from noon until 1pm central standard time! Cosmedent’s webinars are always top notch and these three guys are all amazing presenters! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/winterwebinar and up your cosmetic dentistry game! 

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: BrightLocal

Alan: Emily Oster on the Pandemic (EconTalk 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: ep_314_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Jason and Alan discuss the best things to do when you have a last minute cancellation that leaves a hole in your schedule. Are you the one who has a to do list that's ready to go? Or are you more likely to grab a cup of coffee and jump online to argue about occlusion philosophies? The Dental Hacks Nation weighs in and it's pretty darn funny!

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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Zach and Kevin finish up their series on endo

Highlights include:

Turkey talk!

Jeopardy talk!

We talk about endo complications like:

Can’t find the canals

Ledges

Perforations

Separated file

Post op pain

Join our Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

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What did Thanksgiving look like during the pandemic? What should we expect for the rest of the holiday season? Al weighs in with a hopeful message moving forward! 

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

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

 

 

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Jason and Alan had the honor of talking with Dr. Frank Spear of Spear Education! This was their first conversation with him since the COVID outbreak and the conversation focused a lot on changes in the landscape of dentistry and dental education!

  • How has COVID affected dentistry and dental practices?
  • Some dental practices have done BETTER in 2020! What are the things that these practices have in common?
    • Messaging (stay in touch, let them know you're available!)
    • Proactive messaging about safety
    • "We're concerned about your dental health."
    • Efficiency ("if you're coming in, let's get it done!")
  • "The Big Dip" (hygiene scheduling)
  • The history of dental infection control...why is dentistry ahead of this curve?
  • How is "on campus" going at Spear Education?
  • "Live Virtual" seminars...better than in person?
  • Faculty club round tables...the best value at Spear!
  • The new occlusion curriculum on Spear Online!
  • New research in occlusion...now incorporated into the Spear curriculum!
  • Cause and effect is often not as simple as we'd like
  • What cases does Frank wish he could have a time machine to re-treat (spoiler: it's about airway and orofacial pain)
  • What does Frank think about Orofacial Pain becoming a specialty?
  • How can a dentist avoid burnout in dentistry? (spoiler: eliminate what you don't enjoy)

Some links from the show:

Dr. Frank Spear on the Stories Dentists Tell Each Other (DHP266)

Go check out the Black Friday deals that our friends are putting on at dentalhacks.com/blackfriday!

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

We’ve talked a LOT about the Mr. Thirsty One Step. You probably know that it’s the only combination bite block and suction solution that is 100% single use. You don’t need any special hardware to use Mr. Thirsty One Step. It plugs directly into your high volume suction and you’re good to go! You also probably know that it’s easy to alter to fit any patient. You get hands-free retraction of the cheek and tongue and a SUPER dry field all in one single use package! What you might not know is how well it reduces spatter and aerosols! In fact, a recent study performed by the Dental Advisor indicated that Mr. Thirsty One Step performs more like high volume suction in the hands of a skilled assistant than any other device! If you haven’t tried Mr. Thirsty One Step, we think it’s time you should! Go get yourself a trial kit at dentalhacks.com/mrthirstytrial and see if it doesn’t make your life a lot easier! 

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Teledoc

Alan: Public Rec "all day, every day" pants

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: ep_313_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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The brilliant Dr. Russell Schafer joins Alan to talk about how he uses a 3D printer and digital design to find the middle ground between barely adequate treatment and the full Cadillac. Many times your patients have situations that don't allow for ideal treatment. Russell has found several situations where digital design and printing have made for a cost effective solution that works for his office AND his patients. Whether it's digital dentures, printed provisional crowns or short term orthodontics, in office 3D printing is filling a need that often goes unfilled in our offices.

Some links from the show:

NextDent 5100 Printer

Blue Sky Bio Crown and Bridge module

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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HOUSEKEEPING:  We released the Thanksgiving episode to some users last week. If you heard an opening bit about Thanksgiving last week then you've heard this show. Go back and re-download last week's show and you'll hear about root canal rotary files and video games. Sorry, the management.

It's almost over.  We just have to obturate. Is there a dirtier word in dentistry than obturate? Do you need special consent to obturate someone? Did I overdo it and say obturate too many times?  Oops... I did it again. Sincerely, Britney P.S. (would obturate)

Highlights include:

  • We discuss drying the canal and what happens if it doesn't get dry?
  • 1 step or 2 step?
  • What sealer do we use?   Kevin got fancy and went to BC sealer, but Zach is old school with Kerr Tubliseal
  • Do we use heated gutta percha?  Guttacore?   Cold GP?   Single cone?
  • How do we sear the gutta percha?  Touch and Heat?  EBay heated instrument?
  • Do we bond in cores same day?   Spoiler Alert:  You bet.
  • Do we write any prescriptions afterwards?  Antibiotic hot takes?   Pain meds?

Next week is the final endo episode on complications and procedural mistakes.

Happy Thanksgiving from Kevin and Zach and thanks for listening.

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Al is joined by Dr. Zach Meiners to talk about a bunch of tips to help reduce your office overhead! Zach is one of the managers of the Clinical Hacks Facebook group, and one of the co-hosts of the Clinical Hacks Podcast which you should listen to every single time it's released! Here's a few of the things Zach recommends that are just like what you're using, but a lot less $$$!

Zach is the man. Saving us money all while being incredibly good looking. He's a treasure. Hit him up in the Clinical Hacks Facebook group!

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

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

 

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by the incomparable Dr. Gina Dorfman and Dr. Melissa Zettler for a rousing round of "what would you do?" We asked the Dental Hacks Nation to come up with interesting and challenging scenarios for this Brain Trust to kick around and we think you'll like what we've come up with! We discussed:

  • How to refer, relationships with specialists and how owner dentists need to explain how they want this done to those associates that they're working with
  • What do you do with people that ask about expensive treatments that you know from history and their monetary situation that they have absolutely zero intention of following through with?
  • What do you do when a medical doctor tells you to stay in your lane when you want a kid assessed for apnea?
  • What would you do if a hygiene patient from earlier in the day called the office and wanted to talk to the doctor. When the doc comes to the phone the patient explains that they didn't feel that the hygienist was using proper COVID protocols/PPE?
  • You’ve diagnosed a cavity clinically and radiographically on the distal of #3. Treatment planned a DOL filling to close the contact which was packing food. As you prepare, you realize that the decay goes quite gingival and placing a direct restorative is going to be a mess. Patient is expecting a filling. What do you do?
  • What do you do when you find out a team member is sleeping with a patient?
  • When you identify that a child is a victim of abuse, how do you proceed?

Some links from the show:

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

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

We’ve talked a LOT about the Mr. Thirsty One Step. You probably know that it’s the only combination bite block and suction solution that is 100% single use. You don’t need any special hardware to use Mr. Thirsty One Step. It plugs directly into your high volume suction and you’re good to go! You also probably know that it’s easy to alter to fit any patient. You get hands-free retraction of the cheek and tongue and a SUPER dry field all in one single use package! What you might not know is how well it reduces spatter and aerosols! In fact, a recent study performed by the Dental Advisor indicated that Mr. Thirsty One Step performs more like high volume suction in the hands of a skilled assistant than any other device! If you haven’t tried Mr. Thirsty One Step, we think it’s time you should! Go get yourself a trial kit at dentalhacks.com/mrthirstytrial and see if it doesn’t make your life a lot easier! 

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: 3D Dentists mild sedation course

Gina: Evernote

Melissa: Neck Fix 

Alan: Purple 2 Mattress

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: ep_312_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Al spends a little time telling the story of how the Dental Hacks podcast got its sound! Also, he discusses the amazing Black Friday Deals you can get just by being a member of the Dental Hacks Nation!

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

Direct download: ep_59_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We're back with the endodontic series and we're ready to bust out our rotary files.

But first..do you even play video games bro? Well Kevin used to and he had a pretty big obsession with Princess Peach. Zach learned everything he knows about football from the original Tecmo Bowl and like the Final Fantasy purist he is, he wishes you could just cast a Cure spell rather than have to do some fillings. Would you like to see Zach and Kevin play Blades of Steel against each other online? Why isn't this possible in 2020...or is it?

Kevin is using a new Woodpecker AI motor.  and is enjoying it.

Zach uses a Woodpecker 3 apex locator.

Kevin uses mostly the Edge Endo GTX System.

Zach uses the Edgetaper Platinum System.

Don't miss out on the glidepath files for small canals.

What irrigants do we use?   How about file lubes?  (yes, we said lube).

Is rotary endo too fast? How do we make sure the irrigants sit long enough?

We're getting closer and closer to finishing this root canal...check back next week when we get to obturating this tooth!

 

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Whether it's a bad review on Google or someone says something mean or untrue about you on social media...what can you do? Al argues that you can't do much at all and you shouldn't try. 

The Streisand Effect

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

Direct download: ep_58_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Artie Volker joins the Dental Hacks again, this time to discuss digital workflow and the lab industry! Artie has actually built a lab in his office and has a unique perspective on how dental workflows will change in the future!

  • Why did Artie build a commercial lab in his office?
  • How many people do you need for a dental lab?
  • Can you have a dental lab without stone models?
  • Why does milling zirconia in office make so much financial sense?
  • When you do your own lab work, what do you learn about your preparations?
    • make sure you have occlusal clearance
    • recontour adjacent teeth!
  • Al says have very fine finishing burs for adjusting zirconia
  • Artie is stacking porcelain (NERDS!)
  • Artie is using for Lab Pronto orthodontic aligners!
  • How do labs stay profitable moving forward?
  • Working DIRECTLY with a lab tech (e.g.: in the operatory)
  • How to start in digital dentistry according to Artie!

Some links from the show:

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

You’ve heard us talk about the Mr. Thirsty One step a bunch lately. You know that it evacuates more than any other bite block suction solution out there. You know that it’s super easy to adjust to fit any patient. You know that it’s comfortable and easy to place. And you know that it’s the only bite block and suction solution that’s COMPLETELY disposable. No special hardware...just plug it in to your high volume suction and you’ve got hands free isolation. Our friends at Zirc are offering their BEST DEAL EVER on Mr. Thirsty one step! For one day only, Thursday November 19th (that’s next Thursday if you’re listening to the episode right after it dropped!), you can buy one 25 pack of Mr. Thirsty One Step and get one free! That’s right...buy one, get one! But it’s a flash sale that’s only available on November 19th! Head over to www.dentalhacks.com/flashsale on Thursday, November 19th, order your Mr. Thirsty 25 packs and use coupon code "DHBOGO" and you’ll get a buy one, get one deal on the website! 

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews...it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed...starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Paramount Dental Lab

Alan: 38 Smiles Dental Lab

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

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

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Al is once again joined by the one and only Memorie Valentine. This time they discuss what makes an impact on new patients. Memorie currently works in a start up practice where she sees LOTS of new patients and she has some amazing insights about what helps a new patient choose your office as a dental home! The take home message:

  • Patients want to feel heard
  • Patients want to make a connection
  • Patients want to be comfortable

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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We continue our spinoff of a spinoff of a podcast this week and talk Saturday night live for the first 10 minutes. Specifically our favorite 3 cast members and some of their skits.

On this week's continuation of the endo series we discuss access:

  • Kevin likes long shanks, and let's be fair who doesn't.
  • Both of the guys like round burs
  • If you haven't studied any modern access techniques and you graduated in the 00's or earlier it would probably benefit you to revisit best practices for rotary or reciprocating files.
  • Both of the guys like endo explorers.
  • ZAM likes ultrasonics for troughing difficult to find canals, just like the fancy euros on YouTube.
  • Great endo youtube Channel - John Rhodes
  • When do you punt a case if you can't find the canals?
  • What do you do when things go awry?
  • What are some real batting averages for finding MB2?

Next week we finally get into filing and irrigating this tooth!

See ya!

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Al discusses three instruments that he has seen used for composite placement that he had set aside in the past. Now...he's pretty excited about them!

  1. Microbrushes
  2. Composite brushes (several shapes and sizes)
  3. Microcopy "very fine" finishing diamonds

 

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

Direct download: ep_56_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! We've known Dennis for a long time as a teacher at Cosmedent and more recently as the creator of Dental Online Training! Dennis is pushing the limits of hands clinical education and his vision really hits a sweet spot in the COVID era! But not only is he a really great educator, he practices clinically 4 days a week! We had a really great and wide ranging conversation with Dennis as a our co-host! Some of the topics we covered:

  • What do you do when you get behind on the schedule? How do you handle it when you get in the weeds?
  • How has CE changed in the COVID era?
  • Dental Online Training (www.dothandson.com): how it started, what is it, how it works
    • Learning at your own speed/on your own time
  • When is minimally invasive dentistry an excellent choice and when do we need to be more aggressive?
  • Creating great relationships with a lab (Dennis primarily uses Synergy Ceramics)
  • Dentistry on social media (the good, the bad and the ugly)
  •  As an educator, what do most restoratives get "wrong" most often? (spoiler: the answer might surprise you!) 

Some links from the show:

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

When we hear "YAPI," we think "paperless." And we're not wrong. But YAPI is so much more than just amazing streamlining of data entry into your PMS. It's patient communication, team communication, reviews and so much more. You should see what YAPI can do for you buy downloading an informative ebook called "Blasting Your Dental Practice from the Past to the Future!" Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ebook!

Mr. Thirsty One step is the only bite block isolation/evacuation unit on the market that plugs directly into your HVE! No special hardware and no chance for cross contamination! It effectively reduces aerosols, creates a SUPER dry field and is really easily adjusted for patient comfort! Our friends at Zirc are giving members of the Dental Hacks Nation a special buy two 25 packs and get one 25 pack free! Use promo code October21 through October! Go check it out at https://bit.ly/3lRT0Ue!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Dennis: How I Built This podcast

Alan: Oats Overnight 

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: ep_310_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Brad Keener joins Alan again to talk about something completely not dental related. Brad is a private pilot and a couple years ago he had an engine failure and made a crash landing! He survived and it's an amazing story that you shouldn't miss!

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

It’s a weird fact of being a dentist...some patients don’t think they can come to the dentist without having some kind of insurance or benefits.  Instead of lamenting this fact, why not lean into it? Why not give them benefits? That’s where our friends at Boomcloud come in. BoomCloud has been helping people create and run membership plans in their offices since 2013. You need to check out Boomcloud for yourself. Jordan and our friends have put together the “Ultimate starter guide” for membership plans at dentalhacks.com/boomcloud.

 

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Zach and Kevin continue their series on endo. This week we discuss anesthesia and isolation!

Highlights include:

We talk about our favorite SNL president impersonators 

Kevin is a Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford fan

Zach is a Darryl Hammond as Bill Clinton fan

Ohio is the birthplace of presidents

We discuss anesthesia for Endo.

We discuss a recent septocaine dilemma.

We talk about teeth that won’t get numb.

We talk about rubber dams.

Zach likes liquid dam.

Kevin likes the double clamp technique

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