The Dental Hacks Podcast

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!

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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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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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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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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!

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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!

 

 

 

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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

 

Direct download: DHD_90_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined by three amazing women...all dentists that are crazy passionate about treating airway issue early and often! Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott about airway issues and creating great airway teams!

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

Links from the show:


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

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

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

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

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

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Jason: Sugar Coated documentary

Alan: 3M Relyx Unicem 2

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

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

Direct download: Encore_edition_DHP_238_ep__01.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_89.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_88.mp3
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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!

 

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_85.mp3
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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!

 

 

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_84.mp3
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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
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:41am EST

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

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

 

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
Category:dental -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

 

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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Sure it's fun to roll out the newest intraoral scanner or 3D printer. Not every product can be that sexy even though they can be important! Dr. Jason Goodchild joins Jason and Alan to talk about the Chicago Midwinter, how to time product roll outs and some new products from Premier!

Vac Attack Green

Traxodent and the special clay

As much as I love Microcopy single patient use diamonds, I love their carbides, too. Especially the Neo Max "Max 2." When I have to remove a PFM or gold crown or even cut through amalgam, this is what I reach for. It slices through metal quickly and easily...just like butter. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/neomax.

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_74.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

 

Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with fourth year dental students Timothy Johnson and Colin Mitchell. They're finishing up dental school at Southern Illinois University school of dentistry. These level headed D4s filled us in on what's good, bad and ugly in dental school these days.

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: DHSAMPLE and you'll get samples of Pink Petal and Mr. Thirsty One step along with your Airway Armor trial kit!

There's something to be said about a product that you use every day. MirrorImage from Cosmedent is one of those products for me. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage.

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: Munchies for seating aligner trays

Alan: Medit i500 scanner

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_230.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

I promised Jason that I wouldn't put this one out.

Promise broken.

Jason and Alan decided to do an impromptu sound check podcast at the Premier Booth at the Chicago Midwinter and the result was hilarious. 

If we have any Russian listeners please let me apologize in advance for our horrible accent. We discuss the stuff we were excited to check out at the Midwinter, the McCormick Center security team, Jason's discomfort with women and endodontics and Alan's inability to fit into black lab coats. 

Some links from the show:

Premier Dental

Cosmedent

Bioclear

Dentsply Sirona Primescan

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_73.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Mila Ugryn is the social media guru at Cosmedent. Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with her about how dentists can use social media to promote their practices. Specifically...Instagram! She gives a bunch of great advice to dentists trying to start on Instagram! Her most important advice: "just start doing it." Consistency and authenticity is the key to social media!

Some links from the show:

sfdentalnerd's (Brian Baliwas) Instagram

Cosmedent's Instagram

The Dental Hacks Instagram

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_72.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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

Links from the show:

Odyssey Management

Teresa on Facebook/Instagram

Teresa's podcast, "Nobody Told MeThat"

Premier Air Hand instruments

Premier Dental Vac Attack Green

GC glass ionomer

Dentsply Sirona Primescan

Hu Friedy

Komet Ceraburs

3M CoJet

3M Xerostomia Relief Spray

 

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

Labomed Magna microscope

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

Zumax OMS2380 microscope

 

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Omnichroma composite

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

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_229.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 6:33am EST

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

Some links from the show: 

Labomed Microscopes

 

 

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_71.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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

Links from the Show:

Omnichroma composite 

Dental Economics

Figs Scrubs

Dickies Scrubs

Premier Dental

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

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

Jason and Alan take questions from the Dental Hacks Nation. And the DHN comes through! In episode 228 we answer:

  • What are your favorite pizza toppings?
  • What was your most hilariously embarrassing moment?
  • Have you ever drilled into the wrong tooth? What did you say to the patient and how did you make it right?
  • What's for breakfast?
  • Why do you think it is important to go over to LMT LabDay during Mid-Winter?
  • How do you handle snow days at the office? Which one if you is the better snow shoveler?
  • What is the best gift to give to a patient of 20 years?
  • (Alan) What was the tipping point for your narcotic addiction and who or what made you reevaluate?
  • What’s the one piece of technology you don’t have but wish you did in your practice (or new practice in Jason’s case)?
  • Has All the new platforms (podcasts, FB pages, webinars etc) helped create more wonderful content and voices or created more wannabe experts masquerading as influencers and authorities?
  • Why is that people that graduated ages ago think they have the best advice for new grads?
  • How many bridges do you prep each year?
     

Thanks to all of the members of the Dental Hacks Nation for great questions! We'll be sure to do this again!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Academy

Cosmedent makes shade matching for composite super simple! Their Renamel Nano Plus composite (and all the others, for that matter!) match the Vita shade guide that you have in every operatory! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/nanoplus!

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: yard flamethrower

Alan: The Dropout podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_228.mp3
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Jason and Alan sit down for a humorous and informative talk with Michael Cowen and Chad Wooters about their new and very extensive online platform for dental teams that want to incorporate sleep dentistry into their practices! The training is online and available to you and your whole team at the Sleep Hero Network website! They've given us a special coupon code, "DHN2019" that will allow you to  try the platform for a month at $19.97 and then 10% off for life!

Links from the show: 

Awaken2Sleep

Sleep Hero Network

Microcopy dental is rolling out their new 3302 blended neck carbide at the Chicago Midwinter meeting! Be sure to stop by booth number 4207 at the Midwinter to check out the design of this innovative and durable single patient use carbide! See more at dentalhacks.com/Microcopy!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_69.mp3
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1983. The beginning of seventh grade. That's when the Rich and Al story started.

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

Some links from the show:


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

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

Direct download: DHP_227.5_01.mp3
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Craig Cody joins us again for some more wisdom from an accountant. Craig is a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! In episode 68 we discuss:

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_68.mp3
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Everyone knows that their practice management software is full of data about their practice. Some would argue that getting at that data is kind of tough and a lot of dentists probably wouldn't know what to do with that data if they could get it. Dr. Mitch Ellingson works with Spear Practice Solutions. He joined Alan to talk about how Spear Practice Solutions uses all this data yet makes it easy for dentists to implement it. Dr. Ellingson was a wildly successful Spear trained multiple practice owner who admits to being a numbers guy. He talks with Alan about how to implement the things you can learn through Spear and how Spear Practice Solutions (the consulting side of Spear) can help dentists create better practices while doing the dentistry that they want to do.

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

Links from the show:

Spear Education

Spear Practice Solutions

The Dental Hacks Academy

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: Conviction podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_227.mp3
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I'm the guy who uses the self checkout line at the grocery store. I book my flights online. I buy almost everything from Amazon. So why can't your patients book appointments on your website? In today's Dental Hacks Daily Alan talks with Vanessa Vitagliano and Tom Brown from Localmed. They are a company that allows your patients to make appointments at your office online! This was a really enjoyable and informative discussion that took place in the "Localmed Palace" at Voices of Dentistry 2019!

Some links from the show:

Localmed

G.O.S.T. the goat

Voices of Dentistry

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

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

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Academy

Digitalfire

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_66.mp3
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Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Steve Ratcliff at Spear Education. Steve has had been a dental educator for a lot of years. He spent a lot of years teaching at the Pankey Institute and came over to the Scottsdale Center, which eventually became Spear Education! He has played a huge role in creating much of the content  featured on the Spear Online platform and he's also been a huge part of creating the Spear Study Club curriculum.

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

Links from the show:

Spear Education

The Dental Hacks Academy

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Dental Hacks Academy

Alan: The Dropout podcast

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_226.mp3
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Jason and Alan are honored to speak with Dr. Mike Skramstad of CERECDoctors about Dentsply Sirona's brand new CEREC Primescan! The news broke a couple days ago and the Dental Hacks got to speak with someone who has been very close to the whole process!

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona CEREC Primescan

CERECDoctors

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_65.mp3
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Alan speaks with Jeremy Henderson of Bioclear to talk about some spectacular Bioclear news! 3M and Bioclear are working together to bring the Bioclear Method closer to home for dentists across the U.S.! For instance:

  • 3M reps across the country have been trained up on the Bioclear method and can give live demos/lunch and learns in your office! You can check that out at 3m.com/bioclearmethod!
  • Bioclear and 3M are taking a 6 hour CE course on the road to teach dentists the Bioclear method in a venue close to home for just about everyone! Check out the schedule at bioclear.live/3m and sign up before they sell out (and they will!)
  • Head to Tacoma for an in depth course on the Bioclear Method at the Bioclear Learning Center!

The Dental Hacks have always been big fans of Bioclear and we're pretty excited that Bioclear is now coming to you!

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_64.mp3
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Last weekend was a big one for Jason and Alan! We spent the whole weekend with dental podcast enthusiasts in Scottsdale, AZ. Both of us presented at the Voices of Dentistry meeting, and today we're going to share those presentations with you!

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

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

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

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: WagoTrix matrix rings

Alan: Butcher Box

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

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_225.mp3
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Jason and Alan had the pleasure of podcasting LIVE with Dr. Mike DiTolla at the 3rd annual Voices of Dentistry meeting! We got to talk with Mike about a topic that's VERY hot right now...direct to consumer dentistry. We talk about orthodontic aligners sans dentist, where this trend is going and how the direct to consumer dentistry is going to put the endodontists out of business! 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_63.mp3
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Alan talks with Dr. Lance Timmerman about the "Third Agreement" of "The Four Agreements." The author don Miguel Ruiz suggests never taking anything personally. This is an amazing suggestion and rule, but hard to follow. Lance has lots to say about it!

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

Links from the show:

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

Spear Online

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_62.mp3
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Dr. Darin Dichter is full time faculty at Spear Education. He's a prosthodontist, but practiced general dentistry for a lot of years before heading to UCLA for a pros residency! We talk about Spear Education, restorative dentistry and residency programs. We discussed:

  • How does Spear Education work? Online vs. campus? Seminar vs. workshop?
  • What was pros residency like for someone who had practiced dentistry for a lot of years?
  • How did Frank Spear react to Darin's choice about residency? How about Gregg Kinzer? And Bob Winter?
  • How does Darin feel about the "super GP" concept? (Darin doesn't like endo)
  • Are we "cutting bait" with teeth too early now that implants are so common? What about implant complications?
  • "Minimally destructive" vs. "minimally invasive" treatment planning. Trying to treatment plan yourself out of a case.
  • Wow does Spear talk about orthodontics a lot! Perhaps the least destructive treatment option out there.
  • Treatment planning by "thinking out loud"
  • The best way to break bad habits is not get them in the first place!
  • Why is photography important?
  • What's the best way to make sure you're always taking photographs?

Links from the show:

Spear Education

Dr. Craig Harder gives us a Clinical Hack of the Week about making a jig for immediate dentures to maintain vertical when you reline!

#whyVoD? We'll be LIVE STREAMING some of the speakers at VoD! Head over to the Dental Hacks Nation for details! Check out Implant Compare on Instagram!

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The One Question Persuasion Course by Blair Warren

Alan: Easy Pull Chopper and Manual Food Processor

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_224.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:

  • Why it isn't smart for dentists to "just write the check" for their marketing
  • Why is it so important to have authentic marketing for your practice instead of a cookie cutter approach?
  • How can a dentist have unique content for marketing without having to spend a lot of time creating it?
  • What does "done is better than perfect" mean and how does it affect dental marketing?
  • How can a dentist make a habit of creating content for their own marketing?

The Wonderist Agency is one if the sponsors of the Voices of Dentistry so make sure to find them when you're there!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_episode_61.mp3
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Alan has a chance to talk with Craig Cody, a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! In episode 60 we discuss:

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

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_60.mp3
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Some people say that dental podcasts haven't given endo enough love. Episode 223 is here to fix that! Jason and Alan were joined by three general dentists that love endo to talk all things root canals! Dr. Mac Jones, Dr. Zach Meiners and Dr. Kevin Fryer join the Dental Hacks and talk about:

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

Links from the show:

Pathways of the Pulp

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

Mark Oleson’s "Endodontics Unsponsored" courses

Style Italiano Endo

John Khademi/Eric Herbranson episode

WAMkey

Brasseler BR0 file

Endobender Instruments

Denjoy iFinder

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Reddit

Kevin: Hygenic Nonlatex rubber dam, Hedy Isodam

Mac: Schwed gutta percha points

Zach: Real World Endo, John Rhodes Endo

Alan: Mac mini

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

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

 

 

 

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

Links from the show:

CEREC Doctors

Voices of Dentistry

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_Daily_ep_59.mp3
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What starts as an innocent question about his family becomes a near tirade by Dr. Lance Timmerman! We hear what it's like working in someone else's practice from a guy who has owned his own practice since the beginning! This episode is hilarious and it touches on the fact that in most dentist's careers we will have to work in an office that we're not familiar with. If you've ever had to get used to equipment or treatment plans that weren't your own...you'll get a lot out of this one!

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry 

The Working Interferences Podcast

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

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

Links from the Show:

Dynamag Denture Attachments

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

Everyone knows about Cosmedent’s hands on, face to face courses in Chicago. But did you know that Cosmedent offers virtual courses online of many of their most popular courses? Check out Buddy Mopper’s “Catch the Composite Wave and Ride it’s Potential” virtual course at www.dentalhacks.com/virtualbuddy. Use the coupon code "Wave" before January 31. 2019 for $100 off!

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Culture Code, by Daniel Coyle

Alan: QDSLRDashboard 

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

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_222.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:56am EST

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

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

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

Kiera's links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's Employee Assessment form

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

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

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry 

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

   

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

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

Some links from the show:

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

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

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Yongnuo LED Wand

Rusty: Rumble Roller

Daniel: Salvin PDL-evator

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

Alan: Pixel 3 XL phone

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

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

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_221.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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

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

 Kiera's links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's Employee Assessment form

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