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Have you ever had a patient that really wanted treatment and all of your instinct are to say "nope. Not happening?" Today Alan goes solo to talk about a situation that we all find ourselves in!

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

Your office has to do a LOT of stuff. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And in 2019...you have to be able to ask your loyal patients for reviews in the right places like Google, Facebook and Yelp. Our friends at YAPI have solutions for all of this and more! And they can do it paperlessly! Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 15 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week we gave Mac Jones the week off to build a patio table and instead we talk about sealants.

Zach Meiners, Kevin Fryer, and Alan Mead have one thing in common, we all pretty much dislike sealants!    What?  Aren't they preventing decay?     Enjoy what's likely an unpopular take on sealants.

Highlights include:

- Do sealants prevent decay?

- Can sealants "cause" decay?

- What conditions should be met for sealants to be effective?

- Is adding sealants into your hygiene program a revenue booster?

- When did 3 experienced clinicians turn sour on sealants?

- How does a microscope user view the sealant restoration?

- Is the medium quality sealant the worst restoration?

- Glass Ionomer sealants, do they have a place?   Fuji Triage

 

Mac Jones word count:  0

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

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

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Everyone talks about delegation. It sounds great, but it's not as easy to do as you would think. Dr. Gina Dorfman is a person who gets a lot of things done. We talk about a lot of things in this short podcast. Here are a few of them:

  • Perfectionism isn't a good thing. On the whole, it's a bad thing. It keeps you from starting because you might not make it perfect.
  • Done is almost always better than perfect.
  • Al gets therapeutic about podcast production
  • Do things that you like to do the most. Not only that you're good at, but you ENJOY doing.
  • Finding the right people to delegate to is worth it
  • Why being on Facebook isn't always a waste of time
  • Finding associates on the beach in Hawaii
  • Training is the most important part of delegation
  • If everyone always disappoints you, it's probably you
  • Can your office run without you?
  • Are you a micromanager?

Gina is the inventor/owner of YAPI which is a 3rd party software that helps dentists make their practice management software better.  Some links from the show:

The Titans of Dentistry (both Gina and Al are Titans, apparently)

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

Your office has to do a LOT of stuff. You’ve got to take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time. You’ve got to be able to communicate throughout your office at any time, yet you need to do it discreetly. As much as you wish you didn’t have to...you need to remind your patients of their appointments and try to avoid broken and failed appointments. You have to reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks. And in 2019...you have to be able to ask your loyal patients for reviews in the right places like Google, Facebook and Yelp. Our friends at YAPI have solutions for all of this and more! And they can do it paperlessly! Check out all that YAPI can do for you at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

Direct download: DHD_123_mixdown_01.mp3
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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

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering if your office is up to speed on sterilization and infection control No? Well you're either lying or you're already using Zirc's amazing cassettes and organizational products for your instruments! There is so much to love about Zirc's cassettes...all the colors, the incredibly solid feel when they snap shut, the knowledge that your instruments are safe from wear and tear and that they'll get clean and sterile every time! Zirc is offering the members of the Dental Hacks Nation an amazing deal on their EZ-Jett cassettes! Buy 3 and get one of the same kind for free using EZ3 at dentalhacks.com/ezjett!

The best way to contour composite is with flexible discs. The problem with some of the leading brands is that they're REALLY EXPENSIVE! Cosmedent has a product that's as good or better than what you're using for a much better price. They're called Mini flexidiscs and they're fantastic! They even work on the Sof lex mandrel that you already have! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/miniflexi.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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 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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Your office has a brand whether intentional or not. Today's episode is the first in a series of podcasts featuring Stephanie Skari, the art director at Spear Education talking about branding. Jason and Alan talk with Stephanie about the process of developing a brand and how to know what looks good and what represents your brand well.

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Some of Stephanie's artwork

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 14 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week the gang gave Zach the week off and replaced him with someone with an amazing laugh, Dr. Aly Sergie.

The topic this week was hydrogen peroxide in Dentistry.   Listen as Aly gets all bubbly with enthusiasm over his favorite chemical of all time.

Highlights include:

-Zach is lost and the FBI is searching for him

– Aly laughing

Mac Jones word count:  47.5

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

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

Direct download: CHP_014_mixdown_01.mp3
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Back in Dental Hacks Daily episode 117 Dr. Gina Dorfman left us a cliffhanger. In episode 121 we hear the rest of the story of Gina's company, YAPI! Gina is a dental software pioneer and her story is pretty great! Take a listen to how she decided that she needed to create a new software for dentistry! It involves her father, Dr. Howard Farran, DentalTown and weed!

Gina is the inventor/owner of YAPI which is a 3rd party software that helps dentists make their practice management software better. Why do PM softwares need help? Gina has thoughts. This is a really good interview and we really enjoyed finally having Gina on the show!

 Some links from the show:

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

Direct download: DHD_121_mixdown_01.mp3
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Once again it's time to get geared up for the most innovative conference in all of dentistry, The Voices of Dentistry! In today's episode, Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur podcast and Dr. Justin Moody of the "Dentists Implants and Worms" podcast to officially announce the Voices of Dentistry for 2020! It's happening on January 24-25th, 2020 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas in Scottsdale, AZ! The conference has become a "must see" for a lot of dentists and podcast listeners and for good reason. It's got great CE, great socializing and the best networking of any conference! We have an amazing speaker line up that you absolutely won't believe!

Be sure to get your ticket before October 1 to save 20%! This offer WILL NOT BE EXTENDED, so the time to register is NOW!

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Dentalpreneur Podcast

Dentists Implants and Worms podcast

Zirc can help you get organized with less time and cost you much less than you might think! Zirc's "Color Method" is a helpful, simple and cost effective way to get organized and they'll help you the whole way! Head over to dentalhacks.com/colormethod to read more details and then use the coupon code DH3 when you order any trays, covers or cassettes for all of August to get an amazing "buy 3, get one free" deal!

Next month you can take a course from two legends at Cosmedent! "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf it's Potential" is coming up September 19-20 at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago! Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb are teaching this comprehensive anterior composite course together! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/BuddyandDennis.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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 have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the Dental Hacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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

 

Direct download: DHP_255_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Mark Fleming of CERECDoctors joined Jason and Alan on their recent trip to Spear Education and gave us some great insight. Today's Dental Hacks Daily talks about the moment that you're overwhelmed with what you're learning at CE, which we were. How do you implement? How do you evaluate your patients with this new information? It's a great conversation and we're grateful that he took the time! Enjoy! 

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 13 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week the gang gave Zach the week off and replaced him with someone way smarter and marginally sexier, Dr. Aly Sergie.

The topic this week was Biomimetic Dentistry.   What?   Strap in and listen to this one as Dr. Sergie drops some knowledge on us.

Highlights include:

- What is biomimetics?

- 5 concepts include:

1)   IDS - Immediate Dentin Sealing

2)  Pulp Caps (direct and indirect)

3)  Partial Coverage Resorations

4)  Fiber Reinforcement

5)  DME - Deep Margin Elevation

- Does Mac do onlays?

-  no

Aly's Six Step Restorative Process includes:

1) Pre-Op

2) Deconstruction

3) Air Abrasion

4) Adhesion - Optibond Solo Plus

5) Reconstruction -  G-Aenial

6) Final Prep/Occlusion

- Aly uses E-Max or LiSi Press for indirect restorations

Mac Jones word count:  45

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

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

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_on_Biomimetics_mixdown_01.mp3
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Our friend, Dr. Josie Dovidio joins Alan again to talk about her journey into podcasting. She's started a podcast that she calls "Josieology" and it's really good. But the listener may not know all that goes into creating something like this! She talks with Alan about naming a podcast, interviewing and the phenomena of hating your own voice! So enjoy the podcast and go check out Josie's new podcast, "Josieology!"

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

Direct download: DHD119_mixdown_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks host the much requested return of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter as they talk about workflow, saving on lab fees and things they wouldn't want to practice without!

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

Links from the show:

Dental Intel

Q-Optics Loupes

Designs for Vision Cordless headlamp

Exocad

Alien Milling

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 22,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

It's time for you to get organized and Zirc is here to help! Go check out ZOBE and the color method at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE and use the coupon code "HACKS3" for a "buy 3 get 1 of the same" deal until the end of August at www.zirc.com! 

Dr. Arthur Volker is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Jason: Udemy

Alan: Landing Zone Macbook Pro dock

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

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

Direct download: DHP_ep_254_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Alan Mead talks about his experiences with difficult patients and offers a few tips. 

  • Find the red flags before you treat
  • Patients can’t/don’t/won’t understand treatment...what can you do about it
  • Create a relationship and find out when it’s less about your or your treatment and more about their life.

These tips aren't bulletproof, but they'll get you out of a lot of "difficult patient" situations!

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

Direct download: DHD_118_or_120_mixdown_01.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 12 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The gang is back.  Kevin, Mac, and Zach discuss posts and cores

Highlights include:

- When do you choose to place a core, or a post?

- Do you remove all the previous restoration every time?  Most of the time?

How does Mac do a core?

- He mentioned like 5 products, Cosmecore, Absolute Dentin, Fuji 2, Equia Forte, and Miracle Mix.  I'm exhausted just typing all of those, so I pinned him down to one for technique.

- Cosmecore

- Mac bonds that in with a Self-Etching Primer Bonding Agent Prelude SE (technically he uses the generic KoolBond SE, but uses the Prelude branded dual-cure link)

How does Kevin do a core?

- He uses regular light cure composite sometimes (Kalore from GC), but usually uses Absolute Dentin from Parkell

- Bonds with Brush and Bond from Parkell

How does Kevin do a post?

- Dentatus Posts

- Buildup material cements the post

How does Mac do a post?

- Unicore Posts

- Buildup Material cements the post

Zach buildup and posts:

- Bulk EZ for buildups (autocure)

- Aforementioned KoolBond SE (generic of Prelude SE) to bond.

- Parapost XP

- FibreKleer Posts

- Vlock Posts (now Edenta Headmaster)

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_post_and_core_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Gina Dorfman joins Alan to talk about why dental practice management software needs a little help. Gina is the inventor/owner of YAPI which is a 3rd party software that helps dentists make their practice management software better. Why do PM softwares need help? Gina has thoughts. This is a really good interview and we really enjoyed finally having Gina on the show!

Some links from the show:

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek!

Direct download: DHD_117_mixdown_01.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined again by the legendary Dr. Mike DiTolla! In this wide ranging conversation we talk about all kinds of stuff. Mike claims to be a charter member of "Underpreppers Anonymous." He's seen a lot of tooth preps in the world's largest dental lab over the years and the bottom line is this: dentists routinely underprepare teeth. Particularly molars. One of Mike's goals in life is to help dentists do it right. If you prep crowns, this is a valuable discussion about preparation techniques, intraoral scanners and tools for more ideal reduction. We also discussed the future of hands on dental CE and bigger dental meetings. Finally, we talk about what's happening in the world of full contour zirconia (including bridges) since Mike was on the ground floor at Glidewell when Bruxzir was being developed!

Some links from the show:

Product Talk

ContacEZ

Prep Sure

Omnichroma

3M Filtek Universal Composite

38 Smiles Dental Lab

Gluma desensitizer

ZOBE is a word you need to learn! What is ZOBE you ask? It stands for Zirc's Organizational Box of Efficiency and it can change the way your office works for the better! What do you need to know about ZOBE? 1) It's free, 2) It gets a bunch of amazing Zirc products in your hands to see exactly what works for you, 3) It shows you Zirc's color method HANDS ON! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. I figure if it's good enough for Dr. Bob Margeas, it's good enough for me! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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: Practice By Numbers

Al: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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

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

 

Direct download: DHP_ep_253_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan again to continue their discussion of group practice. Some of the highlights:

  • Why is there no such thing as a "decathlon dentist" or "super GP?"
  • What makes group practices most likely to fail?
  • What kind of person is well suited to group practice?
  • How is group practice like a heist movie?

 

Direct download: Smithson_on_Group_Practice_part_2_01.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 11 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

The New Patient Exam:  How do Jason Lipscomb and Shawn Van De Vyver do it.

Show Highlights Include:

- Is the FFS new patient exam different than the Insurance driven New patient exam?

- Do new patients start with hygiene or with doctor?

- Jason gets things done same day, before they change their mind!

- How much photography do you do as part of your exam?

- How extensive does a treatment plan have to be before a patient needs a separate consult visit?

MAD DENTIST MINUTE:

Jason - The Naked Workout

Shawn - IOC Snapshot

Zach - Wolverine Podcast (nerd alert)

 

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_new_patient_exams_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Arthur Volker has created an anterior composite course for Cosmedent and it's coming up in November! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

Direct download: DHD116_mixdown_01.mp3
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The world famous Dental Hacks Brain Trust returns! Alan is joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski to talk about their journey from the early days of DentalTown bulletin boards to the cutting edge of Dental Facebook! It's been an almost 20 year journey for them and it's a pretty entertaining listen! Has the good outweighed the bad? You'll find out in today's Brain Trust!

Some links from the show: 

DentalTown bulletin boards

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. I figure if it's good enough for Dr. Bob Margeas, it's good enough for me! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Zirc can help you get organized with less time and cost you much less than you might think! Zirc's "Color Method" is a helpful, simple and cost effective way to get organized and they'll help you the whole way! Head over to dentalhacks.com/colormethod to read more details and then use the coupon code DH3 when you order any trays, covers or cassettes for all of August to get an amazing "buy 3, get one free" deal!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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:

Al: 15 pound weighted blanket

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 and Dr. Jason Smithson discuss what "group practice" means. The concept of group practice is much more common in the UK. Jason and Alan discuss what it means in each place and why there isn't more group practice in the U.S. Jason has actually worked in multiple "group practice" situations and tells some stories about how it can work some ways better than others. They also challenge the concept of "chair hopping" and the "excess capacity" and the flaws of these concept. This discussion is really helpful and kind of inspiring!

Direct download: Smithson_on_group_practice_part_1_mixdown_01.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 10 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

This week Kevin and Mac take a break to enjoy their lives, while Zach recruits a few guys you might have heard of before to join him to talk about short term ortho.

Jason Lipscomb and Shawn Van De Vyver

Show Highlights:

- Jason just dropped some $$$ on Itero Scanners to ramp up his Invisalign game

- Jason also took some Galler courses to reingage in Invisalign and increasing services in his office.

- Shawn started off with 6-month smiles and good 'ole brackets and wires, but also has invisalign.

- What is "unbranded" clear aligner therapy?

- Jason recommends the USDI Ortho program if you want to get started learning about tooth movement.

- Shawn would recommend starting your Education with Force Ortho

- How do these guys market Short Term Ortho?

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_Short_Term_Ortho_mixdown_01.mp3
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When minor health issues hand you lemons, make lemonade! Dr. Josie Dovidio joins Alan again to explain how this mid career dentist took a sabbatical. It might not be for everyone, but Josie has changed the way she's doing things to work on her health. It's a good story. It's a story that every practice owner needs to hear. Your life isn't your practice. Also...go check out Josie's new podcast, Josieology!

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

 

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The Queens of Airway are back! Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott! This episode digs deep in to pediatric airway management. We've talked a lot about adult airways, but today gives you insight into the screening, diagnosis and treatment of airway issues in children. There is a LOT to think about here because effective airway treatment in a child might help prevent airway issues in the adult!

Some links (and terminology) from the show: 

Chervin Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire

TADs (Temporary Anchorage Device)

DOME surgery (Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion)

Courses:

Airway and Skeletal Growth and Development: Etiology and Interventions, November 15-16, 2019 in Seattle!

Adult and Pediatric Airway Management in a General Practice, December 6, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ!

Dr. Erin Elliott's courses at 3D Dentists

ZOBE is a word you need to learn! What is ZOBE you ask? It stands for Zirc's Organizational Box of Efficiency and it can change the way your office works for the better! What do you need to know about ZOBE? 1) It's free, 2) It gets a bunch of amazing Zirc products in your hands to see exactly what works for you, 3) It shows you Zirc's color method HANDS ON! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

I was once one of those guys that was all, "I don't need opaquers. My patients can't tell the difference." I am no longer. Cosmedent offers a line of products called the "Creative Color Opaquers." They come in a bunch of different shades, just like Cosmedent composites and you're going to find a bunch of awesome uses for them! Dark teeth, color matching, increasing value...they are awesome and they're as easy to use as flowable composite. Check them out at dentalhacks.com/opaque.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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: I Will Teach You to be Rich

Al: Land of the Giants 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: DHP_ep_251_mixdown_01.mp3
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"I have a Hulk."

--Dr. Artie Volker

Alan is joined by Dr. Arthur Volker again this time to talk about the technology he's recently added to his office. He's added the capacity to do CAD/CAM dentistry chairside so he can do same day dentistry. His experience is interesting and it's still a work in progress!

Artie is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

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Welcome to season 1, episode 9 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

More hot denture talk courtesy of our special guest Dr. Russell Schafer

This time we get into immediate dentures and printed dentures.  Hot takes abound!

Highlights of things Russell talked about:

Shining Path Scanner

Nextdent priting resin

Bosworth Soft Liner (sticks to resin well)

Locator Attachments

Soft Liner is way better than Tissue Conditioner per Russell

Rebases are under-utilized vs. relines

Repair your broken denture teeth with composite - for retention add a titanium pin plus some potholes in the acrylic

 

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_immediate_dentures_mixdown_01.mp3
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"Their (the patient's) comfort is not worth my injury."

--Katrina Klein

If you work in dentistry, it's likely that you will have pain at some point. Many of us don't think about prevention, so by the time we realize that we could have done things differently, it's too late! Katrina Klein is a bodybuilder, ergonomics expert and certified trainer who helps dental people with their pain. She tells us some stories about dental teams in pain and what she does to help. We dive deep into how she determines what can help and we talk a lot about indirect vision. Use that mirror!

Some links from the show:

Two inch "Clown mirror"

ErgoFitLife.com

ErgoFitLife Facebook page

ErgoFitLife Facebook group

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences Podcast

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 27,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact podcast

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

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

 

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Our friend, Dr. Josie Dovidio, started a podcast! Josie joins Alan to talk about her new venture. Her podcast, which is called Josieology, is tangentially dental. Since she's been practicing for over 20 years, her perspective comes from a dental direction. The podcast covers interesting stories from interesting people and you should go check it out!

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

 

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The Clinical Hacks had to reach out for help talking about dentures. Apparently Zach, Mac and Kevin aren't red hot on full uppers and lowers. So they found someone who is! Dr. Russell Schafer joins the guys to explain how he does it and how he's simplified it to make it profitable and even (gasp) enjoyable!

Links from Russell:

Russell's lab: Cynosure Dental Lab, Tim Lane

FB group: Oral Architects of Removable Prosthodontics

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_Dentures_mixdown_01.mp3
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You've got a patient that wants to change their smile. So how do you know what material you're going to use? Dr. Arthur Volker joins Alan to talk about the decision tree he uses to help determine which direction to go! 

Artie is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

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How old is Dr. August De Oliveira? Cut him in half and count the rings![/caption]

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 27,000 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!

Dr. Arthur Volker is teaching anterior composites in Chicago at Cosmedent's CEE! His course is called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it's this coming November 14-15! Artie will be teaching anterior composite techniques from simple to complex and you don't want to miss it! Learn color theory, smile design, texture, polishing, simple class IVs all the way to layered composite veneers from a master who's also a great teacher and a great guy! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie!

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. Jihyon Kim was destined to use a microscope in her dentistry. In today's episode she explains how she started using a microscope in a genetics lab in undergrad and moved forward from there. Jihyon and Alan discuss the pros and cons of microscope dentistry and how to make it part of your office's culture.

Some links from the show:

Jihyon's Instagram

Jihyon's website

Jihyon's Youtube channel

The Dental Influencer Alliance

Is occlusion the most confusing part of dentistry? Would you like someone to simplify it for you? I'm pretty sure Dr. Frank Spear can help. Demystifying Occlusion will be held this August 15-16th on the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/demystifyingocclusion!

 

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 7 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, we discuss what dental labs we use and why.

Highlights include:

- Kevin discusses how lab work is only about 10-15% of his crown and bridge, solidifying that he's better than the rest of us, but when he does use a lab, he uses Keating Dental Arts

- Mac has a crush on the Dental Guys podcast and uses the lab they promote Dental Crafters

- Zach is the guy who uses the local lab a few miles away #buylocal

- Who pays the most for a Zirconia crown?  Surely not the guy who prides himself as being Dr. Value

- Kevin scans (possibly in a speedo) and describes how a digital work flow goes with lab work.

- Sleep labs?  NTI's?  Biteguards..we touch on those also

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_Dental_Labs_mixdown_01.mp3
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Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan again to help dentists understand that is a tool that anyone can use to reduce stress and anxiety and help center their life! You'll learn that meditation isn't for people who have it together...it's for people that want help putting it together!

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals (her amazing Facebook group!)

Is occlusion the most confusing part of dentistry? Would you like someone to simplify it for you? I'm pretty sure Dr. Frank Spear can help. Demystifying Occlusion will be held this August 15-16th on the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/demystifyingocclusion!

 

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Jason and Alan are joined by DSO luminary Vin Cardillo of Maeva Dental Advisors! Vin has been an integral part of the growing trend of DSOs spreading throughout the United States and he understand the industry from top to bottom! We discuss the history of DSOs (and where Vin fits in there), changes and growth and perhaps more importantly what kind of dentist makes a good fit with the DSO model. You might be surprised to know that perhaps most dentists aren't cut out to be leaders of this kind or organization and quite a few that get into it are really struggling. Vin gave us some amazing inside information and he's a true resource for any dentist considering multiple practice ownership! His company has recently rebranded from Dental Management Innovations to Maeva Dental Advisors, so be sure to look at both links for the most up to date contact information!

Some links from the show:

If Alan attempted DSO management

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 27,000 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 need to check out Cosmedent's latest virtual course from the incomparable Dr. Corky Willhite! He's teaching his Transitional Bonding course (which he discussed on the Dental Hacks podcast here and here) and you can now watch it in your PJ's on the couch! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCorky!

Is occlusion the most confusing part of dentistry? Would you like someone to simplify it for you? I'm pretty sure Dr. Frank Spear can help. Demystifying Occlusion will be held this August 15-16th on the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale! Find more information at dentalhacks.com/demystifyingocclusion!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior by Joe Navarro

Alan: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

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

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

 

Direct download: DHP_248_mixdown_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.

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

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Al goes solo to talk about Facebook groups. Not Facebook groups in general, though. He dives deep specifically on Dental Hacks Facebook groups. He talks about:

Dental Hacks Nation

DHN2: Electric Boogaloo (docs only)

Clinical Hacks

Alan Mead Experience

Finally, the newest of the Dental Hacks affiliated Facebook groups...Dental Hacks Listeners. If you're someone who listens to the Dental Hacks podcasts on a regular basis, this is the group for you! We're going to to try and moderate it in such a way that it's truly just the people that listen to the podcasts. If that's your cup of tea...be sure to go request an invite!

Microcopy Dental is celebrating 30 years of Neodiamonds and they're inviting new and old users of Neodiamond single patient use diamonds to send them stories and photos about Neodiamonds! You can win a trip to Atlanta to see where Neodiamonds are made as well as some awesome Atlanta attractions! So submit your stories and photos to dentalhacks.com/ndstories for your chance to win! 

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Zach, Mac and Kevin spend a little time talking about the materials they're using to crown teeth! They discuss:

  • What's the go to for single unit posteriors (Mac and Zach are mostly zirconia, Kevin = Emax)
  • Anterior cases?
  • Bonding or cementing?
  • bridges?
  • What's your move when someone needs a crown but can't or won't?
  • Does Mac have a heart?
  • Can Zach explain the "ZAM crown?"

If you like what you're hearing be sure to head over to the Clinical Hacks Facebook page!

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

Some of Jeff's links:

Spear Education

Airway Prosthodontics

Microcopy Dental is celebrating 30 years of Neodiamonds and they're inviting new and old users of Neodiamond single patient use diamonds to send them stories and photos about Neodiamonds! You can win a trip to Atlanta to see where Neodiamonds are made as well as some awesome Atlanta attractions! So submit your stories and photos to dentalhacks.com/ndstories for your chance to win! 

 

 

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 27,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You need to check out Cosmedent's latest virtual course from the incomparable Dr. Corky Willhite! He's teaching his Transitional Bonding course (which he discussed on the Dental Hacks podcast here and here) and you can now watch it in your PJ's on the couch! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCorky!

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

Mr. Thirsty photo

Dr. Jamison Spencer’s website

Jamison Spencer’s upcoming speaking schedule

JLips on Dentists, Implants and Worms

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sleep Interrupted

Alan: Blinkist

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

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

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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!

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Dr. Josh Austin joins Alan to talk about two new "universal" composites that have come on the scene. Are they really all you need for both posterior and anterior? Can you survive with so few shades? Will Josh and Al really not go lighter than A2 when they inevitably need full rehabs? Tune in to find out more!

Some links from the show:

3M Filtek Universal

Omnichroma

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

 

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Welcome to season 1, episode 5 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing basic extractions.

Highlights today include:

  • Mac and Kevin are talented at extractions and do it all
  • Zach's not a huge fan of extractions, can the guys give him some tips to up his game?
  • The gang each share how they'd take out a tooth #19 from start to finish
  • Opioids?  Are we part of the solution or contributing to the problem?

Products or techniques discussed by each hack:

Kevin

Double block with Septocaine

#23 Forceps

PGA Sutures

Dr. Pimple Popper

 

Mac

Block with Lido, Septo infiltration

301T Elevator

A. Titan forcep

Benacel

600 mg of Ibuprofen + 1 Extra Strength Tylenol = great pain relief

PTFE Suture

Make the Root Smaller or the Hole Bigger

 

Zach

Proximators

Learning Minor Oral Surgery

 

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_Extractions_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This might be the most important Dental Hacks podcast we've ever released! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski talks with Alan about how to manage your emotions and how to let yourself be yourself! As she says, "managing your emotions doesn't make you weak, quite the contrary it makes you strong and effective." It sounds hokey, but it's really good stuff. The verbal skills for removable pros make this episode worth it on their own!

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals (her amazing Facebook group!)

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at principlesofpracticemgmt.com. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

 

 

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

Dr. Rich Rosenblatt joins Jason and Alan again to talk about the journey he made into chairside CAD-CAM. He was there when CEREC was "new" and jumped in hard! From the early days on DentalTown right up to the secretive release of the CEREC Primescan, Rich shares some great stories about how chairside CAD-CAM made his practice life better! Rich also shares with us about how he started the original CEREC study club in Chicago and the amazing evolution that has made over the years. Rich is an awesome story teller and one of our favorite guests!

Some links from the show:

Chicago Study Club

CEREC Primescan

CEREC Accept

You already love Dentotemp from Itena. It's time for you to try their amazing new provisional crown and bridge material that they call Dentocrown. It's the Holy Grail of dental materials!  Wouldn't you like to have a high end provisional material for 40+% off of what you'd pay for the major brands? Go check out Dentalcrown from Itena at dentalhacks.com/dentocrown.

The Isolation 360 Power Pack is like a Whitman's sampler for dental isolation! Go check out this amazing selection of isolation products from our friends at Zirc at dentalhacks.com/isolation360 and if you buy online you'll receive 50% off the normal price...at $50 value!

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

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group is approaching over 27,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: LG 49WL95C-@ 49-inch curved 32:9 Ultrawide monitor, Logitech MX Vertical mouse

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

A couple weeks ago, Jason Smithson joined Alan to talk about magnification. Today's episode is a fitting "part 2" of this conversation where we take a deeper dive on dental operating microscopes. We talk about the learning curve, the vital features and how we use them in restorative practice. If you liked "Smithson on Magnification," you're going to really enjoy "Smithson on Microscopes!"

 

 

 

 

 

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

Do you have an idea that you'd like to share with your dental colleagues? The folks at Dental Economics might like to spread the word for you! Alan talks with Dr. Chris Salierno about dental publishing and how he, as editor of Dental Economics magazine, can possibly help you publish? Hey, if Jason Lipscomb and Alan Mead can do it...so can you!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management meeting

Dental Economics magazine

[caption id="attachment_1341" align="alignleft" width="500"] A small marina stands in front of Waterplace, a shopping center in Norfolk, Virginia[/caption]

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at principlesofpracticemgmt.com. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

Direct download: DHD_105_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Welcome to season 1, episode 4 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing basic crown and bridge temporaries.

Highlights today include:

  •  Kevin immediately one-ups the groups and says he's mostly Cerec and rarely makes temps, so the moral of the episode is... skip temps and mill yourself so that you can be as cool as Kevin.
  •  Zach, per usual has both the least expensive way of doing it and the most complicated, 3 different temp systems for a variety of scenarios.. nightmare!
  •  Alan, also per usual, describes the most expensive way to make a temporary possible, but also has some unique solutions for broken down teeth, listen close for some pearls!
  • Kevin's Integrity

Products on the show mentioned include:

Zach:

Safco Dual Arch Trays for Pre-impression

Safco Nice Bite Fast Set for Pre-Impression

Safco Nice Temp

Metal Ion Crowns for "jacked" teeth

GC Alike Acrylic for long span cases or heavy bruxers on 2nd molars

Temp-Bond

Generic Polycarboxylate (Durelon)

 

Alan:

Clinicians Choice Temp Tray

Clinicians Choice Template

Mirror Image

Dentotemp Cement

 

Kevin:

Blu-Mousse

Integrity

Temp-Bond NE (no eugenol)

 

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

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

Direct download: The_Clinical_Hacks_on_Temporaries_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan again to talk about one of the more interesting things about practicing mindfulness. It's easy to forget what you've learned! Both Alan and Dawn reached point in their lives where they had to make conscious changes but one of the things that they both learned is that you have to remember what you've learned! Many times life begins to pass you by and you forget what brought you success. Dawn and Alan have an interesting and useful conversation that you're going to really enjoy!

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals (her amazing Facebook group!)

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at principlesofpracticemgmt.com. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

Direct download: DHD_104_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

So many dentists become business owners almost by accident. Yes, we expect to be high earners, but many of us don't really know what that means. We're highly trained in dentistry but we're essentially untrained in handling money. Reese Harper of Dentist Advisors understands this. His advice based financial planning services helps dentists understand the kinds of things that they should be doing and should be outsourcing to people that know better.

Some links from the show:

The Dentist Money Show

Dentist Advisors

You already love Dentotemp from Itena. It's time for you to try their amazing new provisional crown and bridge material that they call Dentocrown. It's the Holy Grail of dental materials!  Wouldn't you like to have a high end provisional material for 40+% off of what you'd pay for the major brands? Go check out Dentalcrown from Itena at dentalhacks.com/dentocrown.

The Isolation 360 Power Pack is like a Whitman's sampler for dental isolation! Go check out this amazing selection of isolation products from our friends at Zirc at dentalhacks.com/isolation360 and if you buy online you'll receive 50% off the normal price...at $50 value!

Dr. Newton Fahl is one of the most sought after educators in all of dentistry and Cosmedent has him TWICE in July! Go check out his anterior composite course on July 11-12 at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago and his posterior composite course on July 25-26th at dentalhacks.com/NewtonFahl!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 26,500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have 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: Sleepyride Airplane Footrest

Alan: Life is Short (with Justin Long)

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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Category:dental -- posted at: 6:39am EST

Jason and Alan kick around the pros and cons of the major social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) and how dentists are using (and abusing them). They also step back in time to discuss how the DentalTown bulletin boards and how they affected their careers before the rise of ubiquitous social media! If you have any questions or comments about the episode please email us at info@dentalhacks.com or better still, post it on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group!

 

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

Dr. Jihyon Kim joins Alan again to talk about the skill sets that get lost (or never get learned in the first place) for doing direct restorations. In a world where it's much more convenient and profitable to do things indirectly, she thinks there is a place for directs in everyone's practice! Jihyon recently announced that she's leaving the Bioclear Learning Center and moving in some exciting directions! For one thing, she's making waves with her new social media presence and she'll even be presenting at the Dental Influencers Alliance (DIA) 2.0 meeting on December 6-7th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ! Take a listen to hear about her new directions and the exciting things she wants to bring to dentistry!

Some links from the show:

Jihyon's Instagram

Jihyon's website

Jihyon's Youtube channel

The Dental Influencer Alliance

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamonds!

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at dentalhacks.com/ppm. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

 

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

Welcome to season 1, episode 3 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing the class III anterior restoration.

Highlights today include:

  • We all walk through doing a #7 MBL restoration,  how different can 3 people do it?
  • Everyday we're beveling.   Alan likes big bevels, and he cannot lie.
  • Is Mylar dead?   We all learned Mylar in school, but do any of the hacks still use it?
  • Alan describes the most expensive way possible to do a Class 3,  Zach 1/10th X's that, Kevin is our middle.

 

Products talked about in the episode today include:

Alan:

Bioclear Anterior

UltraEtch

Snow Plow Technique (squirt flowable, plow it in with paste... hot!)

Magic Mix

Minnow Polisher Hi-Gloss

 

Kevin:

Triodent Matrices

Sof-Lex Discs

Enhance Pogo Polisher

 

Zach:

330 Bur from DentalRee

Garrison Blue View Varistrip

12 Fluted Polishing Bur from DentalRee

One Step Composite Polisher

 

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

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

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_ep_3_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Almost everything we do is a huge risk for repetitive stress injury! If you don't suffer from a sore neck and back yet, you probably will at some point in your career. In DHD episode Katrina Klein joins Alan to talk about tools we can get to improve our dental ergonomics! Katrina is a hygienist, "ergonomist," personal trainer and bodybuilder which makes her eminently qualified to help dental people with their ergonomic challenges!

Some of the things we talked about:

  • loupes and a headlamp
  • saddle chairs
  • two sided mirrors
  • cordless instruments
  • lightweight handpieces
  • dental microscopes

Some links from the show:

ErgoFitLife.com

ErgoFitLife Facebook page

ErgoFitLife Facebook group

You aren't born knowing how to run a business. And you probably didn't learn how in dental school, either. A great place to learn this stuff is the Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at dentalhacks.com/ppm. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry as well as any patient who can't (or won't!) open wide! Go check out these amazing new diamonds and request a sample at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

 

Direct download: DHD_102_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

As the Dental Hacks approach 5 years in podcasting we are featuring one of the original members of the Dental Hacks Brain Trust, Dr. Matt Standridge! A lot has happened in those 5 years for Matt and we dig into what he's been up to in that time. For one thing, the dude has lost a lot of weight and become kind of a big deal in the low-carb/keto/primal diet internet space. He created a podcast a year or so back that allowed him to really get to know the movers and shakers in this movement! And if that wasn't enough, he's become a kind of ortho guru, too! He's an instructor with Gerety Orthodontics as well as begun working with Blue Sky Bio on some pretty cool stuff (indirect ortho bonding anyone?)!

Some links from the show:

The Ketodontist Podcast

Gerety Orthodontic Seminars

You already love Dentotemp from Itena. It's time for you to try their amazing new provisional crown and bridge material that hey call Dentocrown. Wouldn't you like to have a high end provisional material for 40+% off of what you'd pay for the major brands? Go check out Dentalcrown from Itena at dentalhacks.com/dentocrown.

The Isolation 360 Power Pack is like a Whitman's sampler for dental isolation! Go check out this amazing selection of isolation products from our friends at Zirc at dentalhacks.com/isolation360 and if you buy online you'll receive 50% off the normal price...at $50 value!

Dr. Newton Fahl is one of the most sought after educators in all of dentistry and Cosmedent has him TWICE in July! Go check out his anterior composite course on July 11-12 at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago and his posterior composite course on July 25-26th at dentalhacks.com/NewtonFahl!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 26,500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have 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: Katra (Clickfunnels alternative)

Matt: use a cotton roll to measure intermaxillary width (36-38mm)

Alan: Yeti 35 cooler

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

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

 

Direct download: DHP_244_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today's episode features a conversation about magnfication. Jason and Alan are both dental microscope users and have had interesting journeys from essentially no magnification to loupes all the way to regular use of microscopes! If you have any questions or comments about the episode please email us at info@dentalhacks.com or better still, post it on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group!

 

Direct download: Smithson_on_Magnification_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Josh Austin joins Alan to discuss getting reviews for your office. Should you pay a service? Josh thinks "no." He explains the systems that he uses to get lots of reviews in Google as well as Yelp (he asks for some, but not for others). We also discuss candy preferences and how Peeps and Cadbury eggs are overstepping their bounds.

[caption id="attachment_1341" align="alignleft" width="500"] Al really likes black licorice, which Josh thinks is disgusting. But obviously Al lives his life on the edge while Josh sticks with boring regular candy.[/caption]

You aren't born knowing how to run a business. And you probably didn't learn how in dental school, either. A great place to learn this stuff is the Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at dentalhacks.com/ppm. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry as well as any patient who can't (or won't!) open wide! Go check out these amazing new diamonds and request a sample at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

 

 

 

 

Direct download: DHD_101_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Welcome to season 1, episode 2 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their tissue retraction methods for crown and bridge impressions/scans.

Highlights today include:

  • There are a lot of different ways to retract tissue, how do we do it if we're impressing?   How about scanning?
  • Medicaments?  How many chemicals can Zach put in the mouth simultaneously just to dry things up?
  • Compression caps, an inexpensive way to get some pressure hemostasis.

Products talked about in the episode:

Zach

Siltrax Plus

Premier Retraction Caps

Quick-Stat FS (generic of Astringedent)

Quick-Stat Free (generic of Viscostat Clear)

Alan

Traxodent

Aquasil Ultra Cordless

Knit-Pak+ Cord

Astringedent X

 

Kevin

Gingi-Aid Z-Twist

Viscostat Clear

Lidocaine with Epi 1:50,000

 

 

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

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

Direct download: Clinical_Hacks_episode_2_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Dr. Dawn Kulongowski has been a fixture of our little podcast. She's smart and funny. But did you know that she's also had a pretty amazing journey over the last several years? Dawn became a mindfulness teacher and now runs an amazing Facebook group as well as coaching dentists to train in mindfulness and meditation. In today's episode, she shares how she started her interesting side gig and how it can help you today!

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals (her amazing Facebook group!)

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry as well as any patient who can't (or won't!) open wide! Go check out these amazing new diamonds and request a sample at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamondsamples!

You aren't born knowing how to run a business. And you probably didn't learn how in dental school, either. A great place to learn this stuff is the Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at dentalhacks.com/ppm. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

 

 

 

Direct download: DHD_100_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Dental Hacks are once again joined by Dr. Lou Berman. Lou is an endodontist, one of the editors of "Pathways to the Pulp," contributor and organizer of Spear Education's Masters Series for endodontics and more recently, purveyor of amazing yet inexpensive dental instruments. We had a wide ranging conversation with Lou that covered a bunch of topics:

  • What's new with Spear Education and the new endo curriculum online and on campus.
  • Lou tells us the amazing story of the first year of Berman Instruments!
  • What innovations should we expect in the near future in endodontics?
  • Lou gives us his take on the Atlantic article that's gotten under Al's skin so much.
  • How can dentists make sure they understand science and research better?

Some links from the show:

You already love Dentotemp from Itena. It's time for you to try their amazing new provisional crown and bridge material that hey call Dentocrown. Wouldn't you like to have a high end provisional material for 40+% off of what you'd pay for the major brands? Go check out Dentalcrown from Itena at dentalhacks.com/dentocrown.

The Isolation 360 Power Pack is like a Whitman's sampler for dental isolation! Go check out this amazing selection of isolation products from our friends at Zirc at dentalhacks.com/isolation360 and if you buy online you'll receive 50% off the normal price...at $50 value!

Dr. Newton Fahl is one of the most sought after educators in all of dentistry and Cosmedent has him TWICE in July! Go check out his anterior composite course on July 11-12 at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago and his posterior composite course on July 25-26th at dentalhacks.com/NewtonFahl!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 26,500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have 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: Dentsply Sirona SpaceFile

Alan: 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium

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

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

 

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Welcome to our new podcast that we're calling "Smithson on..." The podcast will feature one of our most popular returning guests on the Dental Hacks podcast, Dr. Jason Smithson. Jason is a clinical dentist and educator from the UK. Dental Hacks co-hosts Jason and Alan met at a Jason Smithson course at Cosmedent in Chicago in September of 2013 where the idea for the Dental Hacks podcast was hatched. You could say that Jason Smithson had a big effect on us and we're glad that he's going to be part of the growing Dental Hacks Podcast Network!

One thing we've learned about Jason is that he's a great storyteller. Add to that his mastery of restorative dentistry and his knack for teaching it to other dentists and you've got a pretty compelling guy. Our new podcast will feature conversations between Al and Jason (Smithson) on focused topics, most often related to clinical dentistry. I think you'll see that it's a pretty great listen.

We're kicking off our first episode with a discussion of science and the somewhat twisted relationship that it has with dentistry. If you have any questions or comments about the episode please email us at info@dentalhacks.com or better still, post it on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group!

We'd like to welcome Jason to our podcast network and we're glad he's here!

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Dr. Chris Salierno knows dental meetings. As editor of Dental Economics magazine, he spends a LOT of time in dental meetings! In today's Daily Chris and I discuss how dental meetings are changing and how they still have a future! 

Some links from the show:

The Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management meeting

The Voices of Dentistry Meeting

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at dentalhacks.com/ppm. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamonds!

 

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

Our first episode comes from a live recording at Voices of Dentistry in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. We sat down in the tent, put on some headsets and a podcast was born!

Introducing the Clinical Hacks:

Dr. Kevin Fryer

Dr. Mac Jones

Dr. Zach Meiners

Highlights today include:

  • What composites do we use?   Why?
  • How do these choices affect inventory control and procedure predictability?
  • Do different composites accomplish different things?

Products talked about in the episode:

Mac:

Filtek One

Filtek Supreme Ultra

Renamel

Fuji 2

Anchor Buildup

Kevin:

GC Kalore

SDR Flowable

Absolute Dentin

Zach:

Estelite Sigma Quick

Beautifil2

Z250

Bulk EZ

Equia Forte

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

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

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The Dental Hacks have been a pretty big fan of Dr. Jihyon Kim ever since we met her at the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma! She's been a big part of getting the word out about patient centered care and direct injection molded dentistry. She recently announced that she's leaving the Bioclear Learning Center and moving in some exciting directions! For one thing, she's making waves with her new social media presence and she'll even be presenting at the Dental Influencers Alliance (DIA) 2.0 meeting on December 6-7th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ! Take a listen to hear about her new directions and the exciting things she wants to bring to dentistry!

Some links from the show:

Jihyon's Instagram

Jihyon's website

Jihyon's Youtube channel

The Dental Influencer Alliance

Our friends at Microcopy Dental have released a bunch of new diamonds specifically for pediatric dentistry! They've got six amazing diamond shapes and grits and they all come with short shanks for pediatric dentistry! Go check out these amazing new diamonds at dentalhacks.com/pediatricdiamonds!

The Dental Economics “Principles of Practice Management” conference is like no other meeting you’ve ever been to! It’s a limited attendance meeting of like minded people that want to learn how to run their businesses better! You get no fluff. No “sign up for my course” kind of thing. Good information delivered in a more intimate meeting environment with lots of access to the speakers! The conference is in beautiful Norfolk, VA this July 18th-19th! Get more details and sign up at dentalhacks.com/ppm. The Dental Hacks Nation gets a $100 discount on the already low DE price just by using the coupon code “DENTALHACKS.” This is a limited time offer, so act now! Even better, they offer even more discounts for bringing your friends! See details on the website!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Comfortview Lip and Cheek retractor

Jason: Joe Rogan podcast

Alan: Rally polishers from Garrison Dental

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

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

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

Adam's links:

Spear Education

"The Paradox of Choice" by Barry Schwartz

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

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Al sits down to talk about what's coming up on the Dental Hacks Podcast in June 2019!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation

DHN2: Electric Boogaloo (docs only)

Clinical Hacks

email us: info@dentalhacks.com

VoD 2020 will be on January 24-25, 2020 and held at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas! Save the date! 

 

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

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

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

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

Links from the show:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 24,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

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

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

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

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

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Dental Traxodent and Retraction Caps

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

Alan: Google Podcasts app for Android

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

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

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

Russell's links:

ownR magazine

The Business of Dentistry podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer about dental CE: where it's been and where it's going!

The Dental Hacks welcome two luminaries of Dental CE to the show! Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer discuss all things Spear Education. Frank tells some stories about how he started presenting to dentists and how the Spear Center in Scottsdale came about. They also tell the story of how the two of became partners in dental practice.

There's a lot to love in this podcast. We talk about the best way to bring new patients into your office ("what level would you like to be seen, Mrs. Smith?") and even how to transition patients you've been seeing for a long time into more comprehensive care. Frank and Gregg are two of the best storytellers in dentistry...you don't want to miss this one!

As a special bonus: Dental Hacks listeners can receive $20/month off their Spear Online membership using the promo code: DH169. Check it out at https://www.speareducation.com/dentalhacks! This is a terrific deal on the best online CE anywhere...often referred to as the "gateway drug" into Spear Education!

Some links from the show: 

Spear Education

Francis B. Vedder Society 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Periowise Periodontal Probes

Jason: BeadSmith 3mm Hooked Dimple Pliers

Alan: Ugly Delicious

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

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

 

 

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

Lance's links:

The Working Interferences podcast

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

Michigan's new opiate law

Shawn's links: 

Dope Lunch podcast

exocademy.net

 

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

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

Links from the show:


The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 23,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

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

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

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

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

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Jason: Sugar Coated documentary

Alan: 3M Relyx Unicem 2

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

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

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

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

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In DHD episode 88 Alan speaks with Katrina Klein about ergonomics! Katrina is a hygienist, "ergonomist," personal trainer and bodybuilder which makes her eminently qualified to help dental people with their ergonomic challenges! If you have the "dentist hump" you need to talk with Katrina!

Some links from the show:

ErgoFitLife.com

ErgoFitLife Facebook page

ErgoFitLife Facebook group

I don’t know about you, but I go out of my way to find the self checkout line. And if I had to go into the gas station to pay, I’d probably find another gas station! Maybe I’m antisocial. Or maybe sometimes I just really like the convenience of not having to deal with a human being. Give your patients the convenience that they’ve come to expect with Localmed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/localmed and see what they can do for you!

Microcopy dental is so sure that you’ll love their products that they’ve build their business around giving free samples! I’ve been using Microcopy burs for over 10 years and I love the convenience and that “new bur feeling” every time I prepare a tooth! So go take the Microcopy challenge at dentalhacks.com/challenge! You’ve got nothing to lose and you may just find a favorite new bur!

Dental Online Training is offering another amazing deal on their online CE! If you missed their last giveaway, you're going to want to check this out! The first 100 new registrations from the Dental Hacks Nation are going to receive the "Maxillary Central Incisor contour" course for 50% off! Regularly $95, now just $47.50 including all of the course materials and shipping! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/DOT to receive this amazing deal on a revolutionary hands on course!

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Jason and Alan tried something a little new for episode 237. Your Dental Hacks co-hosts have been podcasting together for almost 5 years, but there are still things we don't really know about each other! So...we decided to dig into that! What happened? A really fun and interesting conversation about how we grew up, college, dental school and our new graduate years. There's a lot of good stuff in here! If you have questions or comments for us please drop us a line at info@dentalhacks.com!

Some links from the show:

No matter how you etch, Bisco's All-Bond Universal bonding agent will work for you! Total etch, selective etch or self etch...they've got you covered. It's a true single bottle system for anything you bond. Get more information and a killer discount on Bisco's All-Bond Universal at dentalhacks.com/ABU!

Have you ever seen a product where you thought, "hmmm, why didn't I think of that?" The ingenious "Pink Petal" by Zirc is one of those products! You can take the saliva ejector your hygienist uses and make it "hands free" with the simple addition of this tool! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal and use coupon code HACKS7 to get $7 off a 50 pack (normally $25!) of Pink Petals!

Bob Margeas is a great guy and a great teacher! He recently taught his "Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice at the CEE in Chicago! And now...you can take it "virtually!" Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Margeasvirtual and use coupon code "HACKS" to receive $100 off of this terrific course!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: 3M Filtek Universal

Alan: Neon Prey by John Sandford

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

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

 

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_237.mp3
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If one is good, more is better right? Dr. Joshua Austin is kind of like that guy with a big collection of sports cars, except nerdier. He's got a bunch of loupes and we discuss why you need to use them! Also headlamps.

Some links from the show:

[caption id="attachment_1313" align="alignleft" width="322"] Josh's "Wall of Fame"[/caption]

Surgitel

Orascoptic

Designs for Vision

Q-Optics

Josh's podcast, "Working Interferences

Microcopy dental is so sure that you’ll love their products that they’ve build their business around giving free samples! I’ve been using Microcopy burs for over 10 years and I love the convenience and that “new bur feeling” every time I prepare a tooth! So go take the Microcopy challenge at dentalhacks.com/challenge! You’ve got nothing to lose and you may just find a favorite new bur!


I don’t know about you, but I go out of my way to find the self checkout line. And if I had to go into the gas station to pay, I’d probably find another gas station! Maybe I’m antisocial. Or maybe sometimes I just really like the convenience of not having to deal with a human being. Give your patients the convenience that they’ve come to expect with Localmed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/localmed and see what they can do for you!

Dental Online Training is offering another amazing deal on their online CE! If you missed their last giveaway, you're going to want to check this out! The first 100 new registrations from the Dental Hacks Nation are going to receive the "Maxillary Central Incisor contour" course for 50% off! Regularly $95, now just $47.50 including all of the course materials and shipping! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/DOT to receive this amazing deal on a revolutionary hands on course!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_87.mp3
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Episode 86 of the Dental Hacks Daily features Alan dissecting a hit piece in the Atlantic called "The Truth About Dentistry." The article is in the Atlantic Magazine and it's written by Ferris Jabr. It had potential, but predictably was used to make the profession of dentistry look bad.

Some links from the show:

The Truth About Dentistry (the original article)

Dentists As Clickbait (Al's rebuttal do the article)

"Why Most Published Research Findings are False" by Dr. John Ioannidis

 

Dental Online Training is going to change hands on CE for the better! It’s cost effective and saves you time and travel expense. It’s an ideal way to get amazing continuing ed! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/DOT and get your free copy of "CPR for the Worn Dentition!"

I don’t know about you, but I go out of my way to find the self checkout line. And if I had to go into the gas station to pay, I’d probably find another gas station! Maybe I’m antisocial. Or maybe sometimes I just really like the convenience of not having to deal with a human being. Give your patients the convenience that they’ve come to expect with Localmed! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/localmed and see what they can do for you!

Microcopy dental is so sure that you’ll love their products that they’ve build their business around giving free samples! I’ve been using Microcopy burs for over 10 years and I love the convenience and that “new bur feeling” every time I prepare a tooth! So go take the Microcopy challenge at dentalhacks.com/challenge! You’ve got nothing to lose and you may just find a favorite new bur!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_86.mp3
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Jason and Alan spent a lot of quality time with Dr. Richard Low a this year's Chicago Midwinter meeting! Richard is a relatively recent graduate from dental school and he's in the army now! He's a huge resource for dental students and new graduates!

  • How did he become a medical recruiter for the Army?
  • Is he still doing clinical dentistry?
  • What is he podcasting about now?
  • [caption id="attachment_1289" align="alignleft" width="329"] Meet Bertha[/caption]

    How is he doing with the PT test?

  • How is he hoping to change the way the army recruits for health care providers by using podcasting?
  • Who is Bertha and why is she so important to Richard?

Richard is a great guy and a good sport. You should check out his podcast, the Shared Practices podcast!

Some links from the show:

The Truth About Dentistry

Dr. Death podcast

The Dental Hacks Academy

Alan's office website/blog

One thing that resin cements often lack is simplicity. A lot of them are complicated. Lots of steps. Meh. Why not try a resin cement that has everything you want? Easy clean up, bonds to any substrate, works with light cure, dual cure and even chemical cure. Radioopaque on the x-ray. What cement gives you that simplicity? It's TheraCem from Bisco! Go get more information at dentalhacks.com/TheraCem and get yourself a great discount on this great resin cement!

Bob Margeas is a great guy and a great teacher! He recently taught his "Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice at the CEE in Chicago! And now...you can take it "virtually!" Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Margeasvirtual and use coupon code "HACKS" to receive $100 off of this terrific course!

Have you ever seen a product where you thought, "hmmm, why didn't I think of that?" The ingenious "Pink Petal" by Zirc is one of those products! You can take the saliva ejector your hygienist uses and make it "hands free" with the simple addition of this tool! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal and use coupon code DHSAMPLE to get a free Crystal HD mirror with a 50 pack of Pink Petals!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Bonjoro

Alan: Over My Dead Body podcast

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_236.mp3
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"We as dentists make life hard for ourselves by compromising too much."

--Dr. Jason Smithson

In a nutshell, this statement is why Jason Smithson is my hero. Also my spirit animal. In this very special edition of the Dental Hacks Daily I had a chance to talk with Dr. Jason Smithson about the rubber dam. Jason is known for his exquisite restorative procedures. And one of the many things that makes him such a fine clinician and teacher is his use of the rubber dam. I spend this episode asking Jason all about it. We discuss:

  • What does he do for patients that don't tolerate it?
  • What's the best way to explain rubber dam to a patient?
  • What does he think of Isolite and other bite block/suction style options?
  • Are there any procedures that he thinks are inappropriate for the dam?
  • Who places the dam in Jason's office?

This episode gives the listener a sample of another new podcast that will be coming out on the Dental Hacks Podcast Network! Coming in May 2019, the "Smithson On..." podcast will be conversations and rants featuring the wit and expertise of Dr. Jason Smithson!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb has created what we think is going to be the future of dental CE! He's one of the best teachers of restorative dentistry anywhere and he has created this amazing dental continuing education platform that he calls "Dental Online Training" and he wants you to try it! Go check out dentalhacks.com/dot and sign up for his comprehensive digital version of "CPR for the Worn Dentition" for free!

It's all about convenience. Talking on the phone is an OLD technology! It's time to turn your social media presence or website into a dental version of Uber! Our friends at Localmed can make that happen no matter where your patients are looking for you! Google, Facebook, Healthgrades and even Yelp...Localmed has you covered! Head on over to dentalhacks.com/Localmed and get a free demo of what they can do for you and you'll receive 10% off set up just for using our link!

Why haven't you taken the Neodiamond Challenge yet? Microcopy Dental thinks that their single-patient-use burs will stand up to any comparison of multiple use diamonds without the hassles of re-sterilization and all the hassles that go along with it. They want you to head over to dentalhacks.com/challenge, request a sample of their most popular crown preparation diamond, the 1116.8C, and put it to the test! We think it's going to change your mind about diamond burs!

 

 

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Proud isn't really the right word. Maybe ecstatic is.
The Dental Hacks podcast has a spinoff! Just like "Happy Days" produced "Mork and Mindy" and "Breaking Bad" birthed "Better Call Saul," the Dental Hacks podcast is proud to announce a new podcast. It's based on the spinoff Facebook group that we call "The Clinical Hacks" and we're sticking with that name for the new podcast!

You might remember that we did a round table about endodontics back in episode 223 that featured Dr. Kevin Fryer, Dr. Zach Meiners and Dr. Mac Jones and there was a bit of magic there. These three "regular ass" dentists love talking shop and that's just what you'll hear on the Clinical Hacks podcast!

In today's episode we talk with Kevin, Zach and Mac about what they hope to accomplish with the podcast and what we can expect!

It's all about convenience. Your patients want to make appointments for your office on their own time, and they don't really need to talk with your people! Our friends at Localmed can make that happen no matter where your patients are looking for you! Google, Facebook, Healthgrades and even Yelp...Localmed has you covered! Head on over to dentalhacks.com/Localmed and get a free demo of what they can do for you and you'll receive 10% off set up just for using our link!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb has created what we think is going to be the future of dental CE! He has created this amazing dental continuing education platform that he calls "Dental Online Training" and he wants you to try it! Go check out dentalhacks.com/dot and sign up for his comprehensive digital version of "CPR for the Worn Dentition" for free!

You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive? Why buy a crown prep bur without trying it first? Microcopy wants you to take the "Neodiamond Challenge!" They think that their single-patient-use burs will stand up to any comparison of multiple use diamonds without the hassles of re-sterilization and all the hassles that go along with it. They want you to head over to dentalhacks.com/challenge, request a sample of their most popular crown preparation diamond, the 1116.8C, and put it to the test! We think it's going to change your mind about diamond burs!

 

 

 

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Jason and Alan welcome Dr. Frank Spear to the podcast to talk about some big picture concepts. Frank was asked to give the keynote lecture to the Cal-lab Annual Session in 2019 and was asked to predict the future of dentist/dental lab relationships. So he dug into a lot of statistics and research and now we're going to share some of that with the Dental Hacks listeners! Some of the things we talk about with Dr. Spear:

  • Why have the number of dental labs been shrinking?
  • Where have all the lab technicians gone?
  • Is the narrative about corporate dentistry taking over accurate?
  • What happened in the mid-70's through the mid-80's that helped create a particularly large cohort of dentists that are now reaching retirement?
  • Is the need for dentists growing or shrinking?
  • How will technology help us with treatment planning?
  • How did he transition from traditional perio/pros to implants and how did that transition go?
  • What has made implants a more predictable treatment option starting in the 90's?
  • Are we seeing dentists move too quickly to implants? Will there be a backlash?
  • What happened to the mustache?

We appreciate the time that Dr. Spear took with us and we think you'll really enjoy this episode! If you like the episode, would you please tell your friends about it?

No matter how you etch, Bisco's All-Bond Universal bonding agent will work for you! Total etch, selective etch or self etch...they've got you covered. It's a true single bottle system for anything you bond. Get more information and a killer discount on Bisco's All-Bond Universal at dentalhacks.com/ABU!

One Cosmedent product that I use every single day is MirrorImage provisional material. It comes in great shades, trims and polishes like a dream and even has a lovely vanilla smell when you trim it! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/MirrorImage!

Have you ever seen a product where you thought, "hmmm, why didn't I think of that?" The ingenious "Pink Petal" by Zirc is one of those products! You can take the saliva ejector your hygienist uses and make it "hands free" with the simple addition of this tool! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal and use coupon code HACKS50 for a "buy 2 50 packs, get 50% off the third" deal on Pink Petal!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Entrepreneur Magazine online videos

Alan: Love Death and Robots

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_235.mp3
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Alan sits down to talk with Ben Rojek, of Spear Education. Ben wears multiple hats at Spear and one of them was the editor of Spear Digest! He has a background in journalism and marketing and we had an interesting conversation about content creation for dentists!

  • How is Spear helping dental students start their careers with affordable continuing education?
  • How has the "content creation machine" that is Spear Education changed in the past several years?
  • What's it like to be the editor or one of the most widely read dental blogs anywhere?
  •  What are some easy things that regular dentists can do to be found online?
  • Why should you start a blog? (spoiler: Al has thoughts)
  • How should dentists respond to reviews?
  • What are some great ways to portray yourself and your team on social media?
  • How can Spear help you with patient education?

Some links from the show:

Spear Digest 

Spear Online

You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive? Why buy a crown prep bur without trying it first? Microcopy wants you to take the "Neodiamond Challenge!" They think that their single-patient-use burs will stand up to any comparison of multiple use diamonds without the hassles of re-sterilization and all the hassles that go along with it. They want you to head over to dentalhacks.com/challenge, request a sample of their most popular crown preparation diamond, the 1116.8C, and put it to the test! We think it's going to change your mind about diamond burs!

It's all about convenience. Do you buy gas at the pump or do you walk in and pay? Be honest! If you're anything like me, the less human contact you can have...the better! Your patients are no different. They want to make appointments in your office on their own time, and they don't really need to talk with your people! Our friends at Localmed can make that happen! Head on over to dentalhacks.com/Localmed and get a free demo of what they can do for you and you'll receive 10% off set up just for using our link!

We gave away 200 free Dental Online Training courses last week! And now there's more! Dr. Dennis Hartlieb has created this amazing dental continuing education platform and he wants you to try it! Go check out dentalhacks.com/dot and sign up for his comprehensive digital version of "CPR for the Worn Dentition" for free!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_83.mp3
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Alan talks with Dr. Gary DeWood about what makes patients choose to do dentistry. What makes them choose you? A few highlights:

  • What is case acceptance?
  • Why did your patient come into the office in the first place? (spoiler: they probably don't know)
  • What are some ways to add photography to your office? Why should you?
  • Where should you put your camera in your office? (hint: it's not in your personal office)

Regular check out or self check out? If you're anything like me, the less human contact you can have...the better! Your patients are no different. They want to make appointments in your office on their own time, and they don't really need to talk with your people! Our friends at Localmed can make that happen! Head on over to dentalhacks.com/Localmed and get a free demo of what they can do for you and you'll receive 10% off set up just for using our link!

Dental Online Training is a new kind of CE. All the benefits of "hands on" CE without the travel! They even supply the materials! It's a brilliant and cost effective way to learn techniques that you used to have to travel for! Dental Online Training is so sure you'll love what they're doing, they're giving away 200 free courses! Head over to dentalhacks.com/DOT and claim your class V composite course before they run out!

Microcopy wants you to take the "Neodiamond Challenge!" They think that their single-patient-use burs will stand up to any comparison of multiple use diamonds without the hassles of re-sterilization and all the hassles that go along with it. They want you to head over to dentalhacks.com/challenge, request a sample of their most popular crown preparation diamond, the 1116.8C, and put it to the test! We think it's going to change your mind about diamond burs!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_82.mp3
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Jason and Alan welcome back Dr. Dennis Hartlieb for episode 234! Dennis is an exceptional clinician but perhaps an even better teacher! Dennis tells us all about how he started teaching over 20 years ago and how he discovered a way to teach to every kind of learner! By recording his teaching in small pieces and allowing technology to let dentists and students learn at their own pace, he's changing the way CE is being delivered! Dennis started "Dental Online Training" in an effort to make excellent CE more cost effective and time efficient for all restorative dentists! For a limited time DOT is offering listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast a free course, including all the course materials! Act quickly though, because it's only available for the first 200 listeners! Go to dentalhacks.com/DOT to claim your free class V composite course!

Some links from the show:

Cosmedent's CEE

Dennis' CPR for the Worn Dentition course at the CEE 

If you were going to design the perfect cement you might look for:

  • strong bonds to zirconia and most substrates
  • continuous fluoride and calcium release
  • radiopaque
  • easy clean up

All of these things can be found with Thermacem from Bisco! Check it out, download a free ebook and get a coupon for a great discount on this great cement at dentalhacks.com/theracem!

Jason Smithson is back at the CEE to present Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion on May 17-19th! This intensive lecture/hands on course is a "one of a kind" in the United States! Jason is one of the most sought after teachers of restorative dentistry and he's coming back to Chicago to offer his take on indirects! There are only a couple spots left...you SHOULD NOT MISS THIS! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/JasonSmithson!

Have you ever seen a product where you thought, "hmmm, why didn't I think of that?" The ingenious "Pink Petal" by Zirc is one of those products! You can take the saliva ejector your hygienist uses and make it "hands free" with the simple addition of this tool! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal and use coupon code HACKS7 for $7 off a 50 pack. Your team with think you're a hero!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Adobe Premier Rush

Alan: Spike email

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_234.mp3
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We're joined again by Laura Maly and Michael Anderson of the Wonderist Agency! Some of the topics we discuss are:

  • Adding chat to your website (spoiler: patients LOVE this)
  • What is a virtual consult and why do you want to add this to your web presence?
  • Video vs. audio and where to use what
  • Making it easy for your team to add video to your website and social media
  • What about blogging?
  • Where do reviews fit in?

Some links from the show:

Your Virtual Consult

Al's office blog/website

The Wonderist Agency was one if the sponsors of the Voices of Dentistry and we're really glad to have had their support!

Do you ever wonder how people on Instagram and Facebook get the super smooth and shiny look on their crown preps? It's actually pretty simple. They finish and polish them with a very fine diamond! Microcopy Dental has you covered with their 3316.8 diamond...aka: the "yellow chamfer" in my office. It's actually a round end taper in very fine diamond and will make every preparation look smooth and shiny! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/diamondfinisher.  You're going to love this bur!

 

Dental Online Training is a new kind of CE. All the benefits of "hands on" CE without the travel! They even supply the materials! It's a brilliant and cost effective way to learn techniques that you used to have to travel for! Dental Online Training is so sure you'll love what they're doing, they're giving away 200 free courses! Head over to dentalhacks.com/DOT and claim your class V composite course before they run out!

Regular check out or self check out? If you're anything like me, the less human contact you can have...the better! Your patients are no different. They want to make appointments in your office on their own time, and they don't really need to talk with your people! Our friends at Localmed can make that happen! Head on over to dentalhacks.com/Localmed and get a free demo of what they can do for you and you'll receive 10% off set up just for using our link!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_81.mp3
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We're joined once again by Craig Cody.  Craig is a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! Craig supported Voices of Dentistry in 2019 and we're very excited to bring him back onto the podcast! In episode 80 we discuss:

  • How does one go from police officer to accounting?
  • What is "proactive" planning? 
  • How often should a dentist be speaking with their accountant?
  • Do new graduates and young dentists need an accountant?

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

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

Microcopy wants you to take the "Neodiamond Challenge!" They think that their single-patient-use burs will stand up to any comparison of multiple use diamonds without the hassles of re-sterilization and all the hassles that go along with it. They want you to head over to dentalhacks.com/challenge, request a sample of their most popular crown preparation diamond, the 1116.8C, and put it to the test! We think it's going to change your mind about diamond burs! 

Dental Online Training is a new kind of CE. All the benefits of "hands on" CE without the travel! They even supply the materials! It's a brilliant and cost effective way to learn techniques that you used to have to travel for! Dental Online Training is so sure you'll love what they're doing, they're giving away 200 free courses! Head over to dentalhacks.com/DOT and claim your class V composite course before they run out! 

Regular check out or self check out? If you're anything like me, the less human contact you can have...the better! Your patients are no different. They want to make appointments in your office on their own time, and they don't really need to talk with your people! Our friends at Localmed can make that happen! Head on over to dentalhacks.com/Localmed and get a free demo of what they can do for you and you'll receive 10% off set up just for using our link! 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_80.mp3
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We bring it back to the beginning with episode 233. Way back in June of 2014, Jason and Alan launched the Dental Hacks podcast with our first guest, Dr. Lance Timmerman! You may know Lance from the wildly successful and funny "Working Interferences" podcast or you may just know hi as the dentist with the world's best head shot.

We're not polished. We're not very sure of ourselves. Yet, it ended up being a pretty great interview! So...we take you back to the beginning. The show that started it all! And we'll see you next week with some amazing brand new content!

Links from the show:

The Working Interferences Podcast

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

Have you ever had a patient swallow a crown? Or maybe even worse, one of those $100+ implant screws? Feels pretty great, right? How about you put all of that behind you by trying Airway Armor from Zirc! If you order on their website at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor and use the coupon code: HACKSAIR you’ll get an trial kit (normally $45) for $35!

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

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

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

 

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_233.mp3
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At last month's Chicago Midwinter meeting, Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with Patrick Bernardi, Chief Marketing Officer of Hu-Friedy. Patrick talked about their new program to help dental offices with all of their compliance issues. It's called the GreenLight compliance center and it's pretty slick. Do you want to make sure you're up to speed with all of your infection control regulations? Hu-Friedy's GreenLight compliance center can get you there!

Some links from the show:

Hu-Friedy's GreenLight Compliance Center

Black-line Surgical Instruments

Black-line rubber dam clamps

Microcopy Trimming and Finishing Neodiamonds have a ton of uses. From finishing composites to adjusting ceramics to cutting through zirconia...you'll find a bunch of uses for them! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/trimmingandfinishing.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_79.mp3
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Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. David Traynor at the Chicago Midwinter. Both of them are dentists in Michigan, but one of them has a much better accent! David grew up in the UK and shares some of his experiences about becoming a dentist in the U.S.! My favorite part of this interview is the 2 minute interlude where I get to explain what a podcast is to a dentist that saw our sign in front of the Premier booth!

Microcopy Dental lets you choose the right bur for you. And they offer all kinds of bur shapes and types in single patient use packaging! Al has been prepping crowns with a couple Microcopy diamonds, the KS 1 and KS 0. Find your favorite shapes by exploring all of your options at dentalhacks.com/Microcopy!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_78.mp3
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Jason speaks with Dr. Robin Bethell, the brain behind the "Aligner Nation" Facebook page and clear a huge aligner aficionado. The two of them dig into clear aligners, the lack of deeper continuing education in aligners, in office aligner treatment and everything else you might want to know about aligner therapy! This is one of the funnest, most laid back interviews we've ever done!

Links from the show:

Aligner Nation Facebook Group

The Dental Hacks Academy

Have you ever had a patient swallow a crown? Yesterday it almost happened to me. But Airway Armor saved my bacon! How about you put all of that crown dropping, tooth slipping anxiety behind you by trying Airway Armor from Zirc! If you order on their website at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor and use the coupon code: HACKSAIR you can buy a trial pack (normally $45) for $10 off!

Dr. Buddy Mopper is one of the living legends of dentistry! He's giving his "Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential" course along with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb this May 2-3 at the amazing Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Go check out the course at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Bioclear HeatSync heater

Alan: Crescent Products Bodyrest System

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_232.mp3
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Alan was joined by Dr. Sarah Blair and Mark Ketterhagen of  to talk about how to create systems in your practice as well as how to become a better leader in your practice. We ask the question "who needs a coach?" (spoiler...it's everyone). We think you'll like what the Indie Practices folks have to say!

Microcopy isn't just single patient use burs. Not by a long shot. My new favorite polishers are their miniature single patient use polishers. They're called the Minnow polishers. The uniquely shaped cup has changed composite polishing forever! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/minnow.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_77.mp3
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Laura Maly and Michael Anderson of the Wonderist Agency join Alan to talk about marketing. Laura and Michael have a lot to say about dentists being involved with their own marketing. Some of the topics we discuss are:

  • What's the best marketing for me? (spoiler...that's impossible to know without trying some stuff)
  • What are the best ways to measure whether your marketing is working?
  • Is call tracking good information?
  • How to understand KPIs

The Wonderist Agency was one if the sponsors of the Voices of Dentistry and we're really glad to have had their support!

Do you ever wonder how people on Instagram and Facebook get the super smooth and shiny look on their crown preps? It's actually pretty simple. They finish and polish them with a very fine diamond! Microcopy Dental has you covered with their 3316.8 diamond...aka: the "yellow chamfer" in my office. It's actually a round end taper in very fine diamond and will make every preparation look smooth and shiny! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/diamondfinisher.  You're going to love this bur!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_76.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by two different innovators on episode 231. First we spoke with Dr. Cory Glenn on digital dentures and his 230 acre dental CE getaway in Tennessee. Then we talked with Dr. Brian McGue about effectively (and profitably) adding oral sedation to your practice. Both of these guys are creating innovative CE that we think the Dental Hacks Nation will really benefit from!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Academy

Dr. Cory Glenn's CE schedule

Dr. Brian McGue's upcoming oral sedation course (held at T-Bone's amazing CE venue in Raleigh, NC!)

3Shape Trios 3 "sizzle reel"

The Clinical Hacks Facebook group

Have you ever had a patient swallow a crown? Feels pretty great, right? How about you put all of that behind you by trying Airway Armor from Zirc! If you order on their website at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor and use the coupon code: HACKS50 you can buy one 25 pack and get the second 25 pack for 50% off!

Renamel Microfill isn't just that exotic stuff in the syringe any more! You can buy Renamel Microfill in compules and use it the same way you use any composite compules! For anterior cases nothing finishes and polishes like a microfill, nothing holds its polish like a microfill and nothing HANDLES like a microfill. You put it there and it STAYS there! Go check out Renamel Microfill in syringes and COMPULES at dentalhacks.com/microfill!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Bioclear Black Triangle Kit

Alan: An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_231.mp3
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Jason and Alan are joined by Nicolle Campion (president) and Kay Hickey (sales specialist) of Zirc. You see, it just so happens that Jason is doing another startup and our friends at Zirc are here to explain that it's never too soon to be planning your clinical workflow and organization! They explain how Zirc makes this easy with their ZOBE (Zirc's Box of Organizational Efficiency) product! How great would it be to have a bunch of different organizational products shipped right to your office so you can hold them in your hands and see how they actually feel while getting coached by the organizational experts at Zirc? It's a great idea and you should try it out! You can find out more at dentalhacks.com/zobe!

Every dentist has their own bur block. You should fill yours with single patient use Microcopy diamonds and carbides! For instance, you'll find a ton of uses for the 3314.10 very fine pointed cone trimmer. I know I do. I use the "skinny" to break contacts without nicking up the adjacent tooth as well as for finishing flat-ish surfaces like the facials of upper and lower anteriors! Give it a look at dentalhacks.com/skinny.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_75.mp3
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