The Dental Hacks Podcast

Sit back, pour yourself a Quarantini (That's 2 parts Gin, 1 Part Emergen-C tablet or Airborne), socially distance yourself, and listen to our main man Rick DePaul of PowerProx 6 Month Braces fame .

We discuss our favorite episodes of "The Office" to kick it off and then get into Rick DePaul's origin story.

How did Rick get into dentistry and subsequently into ortho?

How did Kevin get into ortho?

Do Mac and Zach even know what a bracket is?

How does Rick teach ortho in 2020?

Enjoy and "Spoiler Alert"  we'll catch him next week!

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Jason and Alan got to talk about Nebraska comfort food (Runza) and how to effectively help your patients pay for bigger case dentistry. Dave Roehr of Proceed Finance sat down with Jason and Alan and told them about how he got into the business of patient finance. It's a pretty great story, actually! Be sure to check out Proceed Finance for your big case/elective dentistry needs!

 

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

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Zirconia is widely used. Many love it, some hate it. But there aren't many people that know more about it than the one and only Dr. Mike DiTolla! Mike joins Jason and Alan to answer questions from the Dental Hacks Nation about all things zirconia! Some topics we cover:

  • Mike's shoulder surgery experience and why you shouldn't feel too bad about missing a block again.
  • How Mike invented zirconia (Al's word, not his)
  • Is zirconia too strong?
  • Can you bond zirconia? And how does that work?
  • How does the lab approach zirconia (e.g.--die space, etc.)
  • 30 micron margins! Crown margins = really narrow class V restoration
  • Best ways to adjust zirconia (water on, very fine diamond)
  •  Mike and Josh Austin's AMAZING performances at VoD 2020!
  • What is zirconia's Kryptonite and why do we have to clean zirconia before cementing/bonding?
  • Best way to open an access/drill a hold into a zirconia crown and how to repair
  • Blended zirconia materials
  • Will zirconia eventually take over?
  • Cementing vs. bonding
  • The Lipscomb Scale of how much it sucks to remove zirconia crowns
  • How to get some free polishing and cementing tools from Ivoclar-Vivadent

Some links from the show:

Glidewell Laboratory

Optragloss Universal polishers

ContacEZ 

Zir-Cut Burs

Microcopy VF finishers

Ceramir cement

Ivoclean

SpeedCEM Plus

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Organization is so important in all facets of your dental office. You have systems for your front desk. But what about systems for how you handle your clinical set ups? There are a ton of systems for organizing instruments, but our friends at Zirc make it easy for you to pick what’s exactly right for you! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Also, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020...you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Happy St. Hacky's Day! YAPI is celebrating this grand holiday with an iPad giveaway! All you have to do is head over to the Dental Hacks Nation and "like" or comment on the thread featuring the adorable YAPI puppy in his St. Patrick's Day finest! Everyone knows that YAPI are the paperless people and they want to help you get paperless with this amazing iPad giveaway! Go check it out on the Dental Hacks Nation!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Mevo Start streaming camera

Alan: Woebot.io

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Randy Houska is an interesting guy. He's a dentist in Vermillion, South Dakota which is home to the University of South Dakota. Alan and Randy discuss the pros and cons of being a dentist in a university town. Then Alan brings up a problem he's having with a particular earworm. Somehow, he can't get "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty out of his head. Then they talked about AC/DC and team building events.  Even though Randy is a self-professed "regular-ass" dentist he has an amazing Twitter following that you should definitely check out! 

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

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Today we discuss what might seem like a mundane topic, yet it's a procedure that most of us do 8 to 16+ times a day and some surprising discussion actually came up from the longest hygiene exam of all-time. Can you make a career out of hygiene checks? Mac tells us about someone who does. How often do you check your patients?How long do you spend in there?   What do you do when something is wrong that might take more time to talk about? Do your hygienists help you fill the schedule if there's something that could be done same day?

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Memorie Valentine is a hygienist with interesting experiences! She's practiced in several states in lots of different kinds of offices and has a lot of wisdom about communicating patient needs. Alan and Memorie talk about the concept of "planting seeds" about treatment. It turns out that some of the the very best people to plant those seeds are the hygienists that spend the bulk of their time with patients! 

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

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How many teeth have we done root canal therapy on that we probably never should have in the first place? It's an uncomfortable topic because we have to be humble about our ability to diagnose and treatment plan for success!

Dr. Lou Berman joined Jason and Alan for an in person interview from the Spear Summit 2019! We dove right in to cover a bunch of interesting endodontic topics!

  • How do you know when you SHOULDN'T start endodontic therapy? How do you evaluate the foundation before the house is built?
  • Creating Spear Education's endodontics curriculum
  • Root resorption...what's up with that? It's not coming from the pulp, it's coming from the periodontium (external)...it's NOT an endodontic problem!
  • Orthodontics and root resorption...feline herpetic viruses?
  • The financial commitment of endo (and retreatment)
  • "Root canals don't work on me"
  • Endo temporaries (why don't we seal the access?)
  • Single appointment endo vs. multiple appointment
  • Leaving teeth open
  • Berman Instruments new premium line!
  • Al's rubber dam clamp!

Some links from the show:

The Scope Curious Facebook group

Enova Illumination

Zumax Microscopes

CJ Optik Microscopes

Global Microscopes

Labomed Microscopes

Berman Instruments

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Practice management software is great. It’s a great big bucket of patient information that you keep adding to every day. You’ve got to have it. But what your practice management software can’t do is tell you when Karen is running late. Or that Bill mentioned in a text that he’s ready to do that crown. Our friends at YAPI love your practice management software, but they want to help you get the most out of it! That’s why they created the “Practice Dashboard.” The Practice Dashboard gives you a bird’s eye view of your office. At a glance, you’ll know patient’s readiness and priority: who is checking in, who is filling out paperwork, who is ready to be seated, who has been waiting for too long and who is running late. This real-time information enables dental teams to optimize patient flow, minimize delays, reduce patients’ wait times and handle the unexpected. So basically, Practice Dashboard from YAPI takes the information in that big bucket and puts it in front of the right people at the right time. Check out Practice Dashboard and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Organization is so important in all facets of your dental office. You have systems for your front desk. But what about systems for how you handle your clinical set ups? There are a ton of systems for organizing instruments, but our friends at Zirc make it easy for you to pick what’s exactly right for you! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Also, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020...you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan:  Carbon Black Non-latex dental dam

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

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

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Alan had a chance to talk to Clinical Hack Dr. Zach Meiners about what he does when he's not being a dentist! Zach is a Kansas City Chiefs fan and happened to attend the Super Bowl in Miami earlier this year!

  • What you didn't see at the Super Bowl
  • living near decent sport teams
  • how well does he disengaging from the profession when he's not at work?
  • social media: do the positives outweigh the negatives!

The Clinical Hacks!

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

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The Clinical hacks this week discuss regular ass magnification.   Mac tries to be coy with his 3.5X loupes... THEN mid-episode has a reveal you won't want to miss.  Kevin one ups everyone with his level of magnification, but mainly because his eyes suck big time.   Zach has the most pathetic journey of magnification you could imagine, but admittedly he's on a pathway towards redemption.   Does your team magnify?  Do you magnify at home like we do?    How about headlights?

Tell us more about how you magnify at the office and get on there to make fun of Zach and his overseas cheap loupes on the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

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Jason and Alan discuss the coronavirus. Our take is uninformed by evidence. But don't worry. We're totally right. 

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

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If you're a dentist and you are trying to get case acceptance, that means you're a salesperson. You might not love the wording, but the concept is true. If you are explaining the pros and cons of treatment, the benefits of treatment and consequences of no treatment...you're a salesperson! Jeff Palmer of the Case Acceptance Academy explains how to help patients move forward in an ethical and predictable way! We discussed a lot of topics including:

  • Where did Jeff come from? How did he learn his case acceptance techniques.
  • Why is case acceptance part of marketing?
  • How do you measure case acceptance?
  • "Marketing can't control what happens after the phone rings"
  • In person coaching vs. online training (Jeff can do both)
  • The exam isn't the case presentation! (diagnose first, treatment plan second)
  •  "You need a..." is the wrong move after diagnosis
  •  Show, tell, ask
  • After you show the patient then shut up. Don't be the first one to speak.
  • Having a staff member ask the questions that the patient is probably thinking
  • Where is the best place to present the case? (you need a monitor and privacy)
  • Phone skills are KEY!

Some links from the show:

Jeff's website: The Case Acceptance Academy

The Dream podcast

Al's photo: 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you’ve got to be organized. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. You want to have the right inventory of blocks, but you don’t want to overstock. Most importantly, you need to be able to find exactly what you’re looking for when you’re looking for it! If you’re doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! This is a really cool product and right now Zirc is offering the Dental Hacks Nation a really great price. If you use the coupon code “DHLOCKER” on their website at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker they’re offering 20% off deal of their large or small block locker! This is a shockingly good deal! You’re going to love how Zirc can organize your CAD/CAM work space and you’re going to love 20% off using  Zirc...because time is everything!

If you could take a course from a living legend, wouldn’t you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! And here's the deal...this course is almost sold out, so you need to act now! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

New patient exams are your offices best way to make a great impression! You get to meet the patient, show them the facility, get to know them and what they want from a new dental office. You know what the worst possible situation is? When the patient shows up a touch late and hasn’t filled out any forms. All of the sudden, your team’s schedule is off, your schedule is off and a chance to make a great impression is bogged down by a bunch of nasty paperwork. Our friends at YAPI have this situation solved. New patients of the practice can access your forms directly from your practice website or via email. They can complete and submit their forms from any device. Your team can review submitted forms and quickly import patient information to your practice management software with no manual entry! Check out YAPI’s online forms and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: warrant in debt for collections

Alan: BlueView Varistrip matrix from Garrison Dental Solutions

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 are joined by Lisa Moler of MedMark Media and Dr. Erin Elliott of Erin Elliot fame! They sat down to discuss a bunch of stuff on the second day of Voices of Dentistry! Topics include:

  • How does one start a dental media company?
  • The ZZZ Pack Podcast!
  • Creating publications for specialists
  • Dental Sleep Practice magazine
  • What happens when you catch the sleep bug?
  • Podcasting as "infotainment" (start with the "-tainment", move to the "info-")
  • MedMark and social media...where are the big guys?
  • Put it out there, you can't control how people react to your message
  • Podcasts are social media
  • The community that we've built through podcasting and social media
  • Who are the "right" providers for sleep and airway?
  • You don't have to treat, but you need to screen

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

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Sit back and relax while we pound out some Class 4's together.  Kevin hates the really small DILFs, but he's not no problem with the big ones.   Mac and Zach kick it old school with some microhybrid love and try to convince Kevin that his "one composite fits all" just isn't going to cut it for these pesky chips.   We talk matrices, bevels (we like big bevels and we cannot lie), total etch, sandblasting, isolation, composite types, polishing and so much more.  Frankly, in the time it takes to listen to the show you probably could've done 2-3 DILFs and already be back in your private office enjoying a Marlboro Red.

If you have opinions about MILFs please visit our Facebook Page and let us know where we got it right (and by right, we mean wrong).

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Jason and Alan were joined by Tom and Vanessa from Localmed. Localmed was the Platinum sponsor of Voices of Dentistry 2020 and we really appreciate their support! Some of the things we talked about:

  • goats (duh)
  • Tom's elevator pitch (what is Localmed and what does it to)
  •  How to create a chance for a patient to book a real appointment anywhere your practice has presence on the internet!
  •  Will websites eventually be unnecessary?
  • What do smartphone and internet savvy patients really want?

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

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Brian Colao knows DSOs. He's an attorney that helps people create and administer DSOs. He's been a frequent guest on the Dental Hacks and he gave Jason and Alan some of his time at the recent Voices of Dentistry meeting. We went deep on the topic of DSOs and covered a lot of information:

  • What is a DSO? (spoiler: "A DSO is an entity that provides nonclinical administrative support services to a dental practice that is owned by a licensed dentist.")
  • From one practice to thousands
  • When did we start to really see DSOs take hold
  • The episode where we met Brian, "DSOs and Digital Smile Design (DHP186)"
  • Was there a DSO bubble?
  •  Denovo vs. Acquisitions
  • What to do if a DSO approaches you?
  • How do you research a DSO that might want to acquire your office?
  • Brian thinks that there is probably a DSO that could fit most any office...go to a conference
  • What are DSO deals looking like for selling dentists?
  • The facts from Brian's mouth to your ears: DSOs are at 23% market penetration in the U.S. dental market right now. He predicts that there will be 80% market penetration in 7-10 years. He feels that you should plan accordingly.
  • EBITA: "Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, and Amortization"
  • What does a DSO look like?

Some links from the show:

Dykema DSO conference (use coupon code: VOD2020 for a discount), July 15-17th at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.

Dykema's website

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have anything “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com!

Our friends at Cosmedent are offering a course by Dr. Rhodri Thomas called “The Art of Resin.” It’s this coming May 14th and 15th at the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago overlooking Michigan avenue! Rhodri is a dentist and artist who has an interesting take on resin and cosmetic dentistry. Rhodri will demonstrate step-by-step simple and complex Class IVs,  a direct resin veneer, how to mask a discolored tooth and the steps for mastering finishing and polishing. You will be able to practice all the exercises live with Dr. Thomas and gain invaluable feedback as you work. There will also be pre-recorded instructional videos of each stage to ensure everyone is supported regardless of clinical speed. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Rhodri!

Are you in one of those offices where the system for team communication consists of “yelling down the hallway?” Come on guys, that’s so late 90’s. It’s time for you to get up to speed and get your team on the same page! Our friends at YAPI have figured intra office communications out! YAPI understands that a team that communicates is a team that’s happy and productive! Check out YAPI’s intra office messaging and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

OK CAD/CAMmers...I want you to imagine a workspace so clean and organized that you won’t even recognize your operatory. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.The coolest thing about the Block Organizer is how it was created to fit within existing cabinets! You won’t need to change anything in your workflow except the extra time that you’ll save! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Toys That Made Us

Alan: NSK Forza M5

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

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

Direct download: DHP_280_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Today's episode of Dental Hacks Shorts is actually an episode of "The Peaceful Practice" podcast that Alan does with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski. It's a departure from the Dental Hacks, yet I think it's a good one to hear! Please enjoy our discussion of "getting outside your comfort zone!"

With Dawn's kettlebell competition looming, Alan and Dawn discuss the path to self actualization being paved with discomforts, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  

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

Direct download: ep_6_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Controversy this week! Kevin Fryer is pro-biteguard with his NTI's and sleep appliances. Mac goes on a mile long rant about biteguards and how much they suck. Frankly it's the most passion I've seen from Mac on a dental topic. Zach is pro-biteguard but despite efforts to make biteguards affordable, they are still a tough sell and even tougher to get people to comply with.

We discuss various types of niteguards and how we make them and implement them in our offices. Occlusion and biteguards a a divisive topic and if you want to weigh in and let us know how wrong we are, please head to the Clinical Hacks Facebook Page.

Direct download: CHP_ep_37_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Mike Keller (aka: "Soft Hands") joined Alan once again to talk about the he practices dentistry! A self professed "regular ass" dentist is co-owner of a large (by Al's standards, anyhow) practice in Delaware. Some of the things we talked about:

  • what it's like to own but not manage (unicorn?)
  • why does he dislike "blue" days? (scheduling)
  • Mike describes the beach life in Delaware
  • Al is not good at plowing snow
  • Can you quit social media?
  • Al's Rio 800 mp3 player

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

Direct download: ep_5_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!

  • How did Jeni and Vince start with Instagram? For patients? For dentists?
  • Sharing vs. oversharing (authenticity helps define this)
  • Content creators and "feeding the beast"
  • What works on Instagram
  • Alan's fat thumbs
  • How to delegate office social media
  • How do you know what will get social media traction? (Goats, the answer is goats.)
  • Instagram Stories vs. main page
  • Al's bleach accident on his dad
  • Jeni and Vince are engaged to be married and they work together (a little bit...not full time)
  • Vince's amazing/interesting business model (traveling orthodontist)
  • Bioclear + orthodontics is a match made in heaven
  • Selling and buying specialty practices
  • CE for specialists (orthodontists specifically)
  • Orthodontists and aligners. Is there such a thing as a "plastic only" office?
  • Should someone else do your social media/Instagram? (spoiler: NO!)

Some links from the show

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

This one goes out to all the CAD/CAMming, chairside milling, single appointment crowning folks in the Dental Hacks Nation. Y’all folks don’t always get the love that you deserve, but today is your day. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.  Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Let’s say you’re at the Chicago Midwinter meeting and you’re looking for a great ramen restaurant. There are a lot of them, so how do you choose? Well obviously...you look at the reviews! Consumers are drawn to good reviews when they’re looking for any kind of business and your dental office is no different. Our friends at YAPI understand this. YAPI™ generates quality, authentic online reviews by automatically inviting your patients to leave reviews on the sites that matter most, such as Google, Facebook, and Healthgrades. With YAPI™, your patients get an automatic review request via SMS with a link that allows them to post a review while they are still in your office or any time later. YAPI™ also makes it easy for your patients to relate any negative experience directly with your practice. This feature helps collect feedback from patients, and it encourages any patient who may have had less than ideal experience to reach out to your practice and share their concerns privately. Your office can really benefit from great reviews in all the right places and YAPI can make it happen! Check out Instareview and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

If you had the chance to take a course from a living legend, wouldn't you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DYNAVISTA Full Motion Universal Ceiling Projector Mount Bracket

Alan: The Antigen Podcast and Call Her Daddy 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.

 

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!

  • How did Jeni and Vince start with Instagram? For patients? For dentists?
  • Sharing vs. oversharing (authenticity helps define this)
  • Content creators and "feeding the beast"
  • What works on Instagram
  • Alan's fat thumbs
  • How to delegate office social media
  • How do you know what will get social media traction? (Goats, the answer is goats.)
  • Instagram Stories vs. main page
  • Al's bleach accident on his dad
  • Jeni and Vince are engaged to be married and they work together (a little bit...not full time)
  • Vince's amazing/interesting business model (traveling orthodontist)
  • Bioclear + orthodontics is a match made in heaven
  • Selling and buying specialty practices
  • CE for specialists (orthodontists specifically)
  • Orthodontists and aligners. Is there such a thing as a "plastic only" office?
  • Should someone else do your social media/Instagram? (spoiler: NO!)

Some links from the show

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

This one goes out to all the CAD/CAMming, chairside milling, single appointment crowning folks in the Dental Hacks Nation. Y’all folks don’t always get the love that you deserve, but today is your day. Our friends at Zirc are really good at organization. And they really GET you CAD/CAMmers. They have a new product out called the Block Organizer. It’s like the adorable little brother of their amazing block lockers and it’s meant to help organize your CAD/CAM blocks in a drawer or on a desktop. It keeps your blocks right at your fingertips and Zirc offers you a bunch of different labelling options at zirc.com/labels.  Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Let’s say you’re at the Chicago Midwinter meeting and you’re looking for a great ramen restaurant. There are a lot of them, so how do you choose? Well obviously...you look at the reviews! Consumers are drawn to good reviews when they’re looking for any kind of business and your dental office is no different. Our friends at YAPI understand this. YAPI™ generates quality, authentic online reviews by automatically inviting your patients to leave reviews on the sites that matter most, such as Google, Facebook, and Healthgrades. With YAPI™, your patients get an automatic review request via SMS with a link that allows them to post a review while they are still in your office or any time later. YAPI™ also makes it easy for your patients to relate any negative experience directly with your practice. This feature helps collect feedback from patients, and it encourages any patient who may have had less than ideal experience to reach out to your practice and share their concerns privately. Your office can really benefit from great reviews in all the right places and YAPI can make it happen! Check out Instareview and all of the other great features YAPI has to offer at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. YAPI. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

If you had the chance to take a course from a living legend, wouldn't you? Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course “Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential” is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent’s Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you’ll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DYNAVISTA Full Motion Universal Ceiling Projector Mount Bracket

Alan: The Antigen Podcast and Call Her Daddy Podcast

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

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

 

 

Direct download: DHP_279_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan again...this time to talk about dental education and how one becomes a "teacher" in dentistry:

  • How Jason became a teacher
  • What role does social media play in where our educators are coming from
  • Is what you're seeing on Instagram a realistic goal for regular dentists?
  • What kind of cases make good "teaching cases?"
  • Who do we really want to learn from?
Direct download: Smithson_on_Teaching-auphonic_01.mp3
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Dr. Margaret Frankel and her assistant Dena Grissman are a dental team by day and competitive ice skaters on the weekends! Alan had a chance to talk with them about their history as friends, skating teammates and now co-workers! Margaret and Dena will be heading to an upcoming national competition in the coming weeks!

 

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

 

Direct download: ep_4_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Another episode live from VoD!   This time we get Daniel Smith, DDS in the hot seat and he talks about transitioning his office from a privately owned family business to a Heartland owned DSO.

What are the pros?   What are the cons?   Does Daniel have to sell every patient 4 quads of SRP and 87 sites of Arestin?    Is every DO a crown now?

We talk a little more business than usual this week, but also tried to touch on some of the clinical stigmas that DSO's may or may not be known for.

Are you with a DSO?   If so let us know what your experience is like on the Clinical Hacks FB Page!

Direct download: CHP_ep_36_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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It's OK if you don't like surgery. No really...you don't have to love everything about dentistry. Dr. Craig Harder is a self professed "regular ass" dentist from Moses Lake, WA and he joined Alan on the day before the Voices of Dentistry meeting started to talk about some great stuff:

  • You could potentially survive for a year eating only potatoes.
  • Some dentists don't like surgery. And they're still good people.
  • Surgery--->more complications than crowns and filling
  • It's all about the reps...including how to handle complications
  • Hands on surgery courses should allow you to treat implant/surgery complications
  • Orthodontics is a whole different animal than dentistry. Treating faces vs. teeth.
  • Craig has a special olfactory superpower. 

 

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

 

Direct download: ep_3_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Dental Hacks were joined by two rock stars for an amazing Brain Trust at the Voices of Dentistry meeting! Dr. Danny Domingue and Dr. Daniel Smith joined Jason and Alan at their booth in Scottsdale to talk about a variety of interesting topics!

  • The Holidome where VoD #1 took place
  • Danny Domingue's incredible residency experiences
  • Daniel Smith's military AEGD and life on a ship
  • Dr. Justin Moody throwing stuff at us
  • Al's norovirus experience
  • The best implant training options
  • Working with family as a dentist
  • What do you do when you aren't being a dentist?
  • Dr. Cory Glenn and his Walmart pants

Some links from the show:

Daniel Smith's episode of the Alan Mead Experience

Loma Linda implant residency

Implant Pathway

Implants in Black and White

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Zirc has something new and cool for CAD/CAM dental teams! When it comes to storing milling blocks for CAD/CAM Milling Machines, they can often end up scattered in drawers. This makes it impossible to take inventory at a glance or find what you need when you need it. The new Block Organizer™ is here to help! They fit inside most drawers and are designed to help organize the chaos by providing a well labeled, storage system within your existing cabinetry. Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blockorganizer and be sure to use coupon code: DHBlock on their website for a special buy 3, get one free deal!

Why pay 4 different places for 4 different services when YAPI can do it all for you for one great price? Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI .YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Otter AI

Alan: Brasseler/NSK electric surgical handpiece

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

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

 

Direct download: DHP_278_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Image result for Dr. Melissa ZettlerDentists and their toys. We're famous for it. Is it a bad idea? Good idea?

Dr. Melissa Zettler joins Alan to talk about some of the toys they've recently purchased (Al got another microscope, Melissa got the Primescan). Is it always a bad idea? What about when it makes you more excited to go to work? Return on investment is often difficult to calculate on a new piece of equipment or fun instrument. But sometimes a toy can give you the shot in the arm that you've been looking for. Melissa and Al are both mid-career dentists and they discuss the fact that this quandary about dental toys might not apply to younger dentists due to the increase debt loads that they face.

 

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

 

Direct download: DHS02Melissa.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 35 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The Clinical Hacks Live from VOD!

Highlights include:

  • The gang is back together live!
  • The gang discusses the State Of The Union
  • And regular ass dentistry
  • And a Clinical Hacks love fest
  • Shout out to the Ketodontist, Matthew Standridge
  • Shout out to August De Oliveira
  • Shout out to T-Bone
  • Shout out to Erin Elliott
  • Shout out to Digital Enamel
  • Shout out to Steak 44
  • Go Chiefs!
  • What do the fans want to hear about?
  • Come to VOD 2021
  • Mac Jones word count… many

 

Direct download: CHP_35.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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

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

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

Direct download: DHS01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan did a thing at Voices of Dentistry 2020! We entitled the podcast "7 Hacks for Your Practice" and it was a lot of fun! We talked about 7 things that we've used or done in our practices and we think they might be helpful for you, too!

  1. Startup Hacks with Jason
  2. the WAMkey (GoldenDent)
  3. Using Invisalign in practice (Invisalign)
  4. Having a parent as a dentist
  5. Headlamps (Enova Illumination)
  6. WaveOne System by Dentsply Sirona 
  7. The Dental Hacks Academy

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Can you really have "one cement to rule them all?" Cosmedent thinks so. They've got a new self etching resin cement that is really easy to clean up, has low film thickness and handles like a dream. If you've been hesitant to move to a resin cement for everything...Rock cement may be just the thing you need! Plus...if you use coupon code "ROCK" at checkout on Cosmedent's website, you'll get 20% off of your ROCK order! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/rock!

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_277.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Clinical Hacks Get White

Highlights include:

Direct download: CHP_ep_34_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The one and only Dr. David Clark of Bioclear fame joins the Dental Hacks to talk about what's new in injection molded composite dentistry! Some of the highlights:

  • The 3M/Bioclear Road Show for 2020 dates are now available!
  • Why do dentists focus on shade match so much?
  • David's materials selection:
  • Smoothness >>> shape >>> shade
  • How is Bioclear going to change black triangles?
  • Black triangles are uglier to people than dark teeth or crowded teeth
  • What is a "Bioclear specialist"
  • What is black triangle certification?
  • What's the easiest way to become certified for black triangles?
  • David Clark wants Alan to teach a certification course
  • Bioclear in the dental schools!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Dr. Corky Willhite is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in the U.S. and he's an amazing teacher. He's offering his course "Ultimate Esthetics: Anterior Composite Compositions."  The course is offered May 20-2, 2020 at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Corky covers treatment planning, execution and even marketing of cosmetic composite rehabs. This is a one of a kind course and not to be missed! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: DSD (Digital Smile Design) App

Alan: The American Glutton 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.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: DSD App/certification

Alan: American Glutton

Direct download: DHP_276_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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Welcome to season 1, episode 33 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

The Clinical Hacks Get High

Highlights include:

  • Go Chiefs!
  • We pimp Voices Of Dentistry
  • We discuss treating nitrous oxide in the dental office
  • Zach is pro
  • Kevin con
  • Zach has his office plumbed
  • Kevin recommends this class for oral sedation
  • Both agree nitrous oxide is good for same day dentistry
  • Zach explains his protocol
  • Kevin discusses hair care tips
  • Mac Jones word count …zero
Direct download: CHP_ep_33_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani to talk about building a team! Some of the highlights:

  • What is the Pride Institute and why are they now a part of Spear Education?
  • What can you learn from an 83 year old dentist that's trying to put together a cohesive, caring and efficient team after losing most of this team to retirement?
  • What was it like to live in the shadow of a family member in the profession?
  • What kind of markers do we use to indicate expertise in our profession's leaders? How important are they?
  • How to use your vulnerability to improve
  • How can you use negative feedback to make you better?
  • Who needs therapy? Maybe everyone?
  • How do you justify feedback from a partner or team member who is younger or "less qualified?"
  • Intention is everything when it comes to negative feedback
  • How do you deliver negative feedback? How can you make it a positive experience?
  • What does a speaker do with a "tough crowd?"

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

3D printing party in Richmond, VA on April 17-18th!

Behind the Smiles podcast with Dr. Gina Dorfman

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is next freaking week! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Dr. Buddy Mopper is a giant in cosmetic dentistry. He basically created cosmetic bonded dentistry and he is still teaching! His legendary course "Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf its Potential" is coming up on May 7-8, 2020 at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in downtown Chicago! Not only will you get a bunch of face time with Dr. Mopper, you'll also get to work with the one and only Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! If you want to do esthetic composite, this is where you should start! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Buddy!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Roland Go: Livecast

Alan: Vivobarefoot Ababa leather shoes

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

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Jason and Alan spoke with Dr. Marcos Vargas who is an educator and teacher. Marcos teaches at the University of Iowa and explains why today's dental schools aren't maybe the same animal as they were 20 years ago.

  • layering, color matching and how materials are simplifying
  • simplifying means less inventory
  • 3M universal shades are essentially the body shades from Filtek Supreme Ultra
  • layering vs. bulk fill
  • insurance patients vs. layering and "ultimate esthetics"
    • "insurance company pays for function"
  • what dentists know about teeth vs. what patients know about teeth
  • what's new with 3M bulk fill technology
  • Marcos's schedule at University of Iowa is split between research, lecture and clinical instruction
  • How to practice in a dental school
  • Dental school isn't what it used to be, it's much better to be a dental student now!
  • Teaching digital dentistry in dental school
  • Do dental students understand the debt that they're getting into?

The Dental Hacks also had a chance to talk with Dr. Paul Feurstein! Paul is a dentist, writer and educator and let's be honest...he's a dental meeting warrior!

  • Paul celebrates his 50th GNYDM
  • He goes to a LOT of dental shows
  • Dentists as inventors
  • Are dental products addressing problems that we don't have?
  • Paul has created a dental character and now he's become it!
  • How is he using SDF?
  • Paul's connection to 3M

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

Jason's upcoming Cosmedent course (September 10-11, 2020)

Spear Education

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Can you really have "one cement to rule them all?" Cosmedent thinks so. They've got a new self etching resin cement that is really easy to clean up, has low film thickness and handles like a dream. If you've been hesitant to move to a resin cement for everything...Rock cement may be just the thing you need! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/rock!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Movies that Made Us

(The actor that Al couldn't remember: Jackie Earle Haley)

Alan: Global Surgical Microsurgeon's chair

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

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

Direct download: DHP_ep_274_mixdown.mp3
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The Clinical Hacks Ring In The Dam New Year!

Highlights include:

Direct download: CHP_ep_31_01.mp3
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The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Jason Smithson, this time with a "face to face" interview from the 2019 Spear Summit! The Hacks had a chance to see Jason speak twice on the first leg of his "North American tour" and we got all the details of what's coming up for one of our favorite educators and clinicians! Some highlights include:

  • The Arizona--->North Carolina-->Philadelphia tour
  • Simplifying posterior composites
  • bulk fill composites are ready for prime time
  • Social media and the "I can't do that" phenomenon
  • Anterior layering and being too thick
  • The return of anterior gold restorations
  • People pay for what they want, not what they "need"
  • Jason's treatment planning procedure, "a method of co-discovery"
  • treating to health vs. treating for esthetics
  • Demanding vs. Demands
  • Committing to a practice philosophy
  • If you can, should you? (the ethics of different tiers of dentistry)
  • How "minimally invasive" dentistry is making things difficult for esthetic outcomes

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

Jason's upcoming Cosmedent course (September 10-11, 2020)

Spear Education

It's time to sign up for VoD (January 24-25th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Voices of Dentistry is just over two months away! We have an amazing speaker line up, some very exciting exhibitors and the best party in all of dentistry! Go check it out and register at www.voicesofdentistry.com!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has 28,000 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!

Mirror Image is really good provisional crown material. Fast setting, easy trimming, great colors and holds a great polish. We're huge fans. But now...you can get it in 10ml syringes! No longer are you limited to the big impression gun sizes! So go check out Mirror Image provisional material in 50ml cartridges or 10ml syringes at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage. If you use the coupon code "MIRROR" at checkout you'll receive a "buy one Mirror Image, get one Mirror Image for free" deal for first time users!

HACKY NEW YEAR from the Dental Hacks and our friends at YAPI! YAPI is offering it's special Dental Hacks Nation deal of $200 off at dentalhacks.com/YAPI using coupon code "HACKS200." Plus, if you buy in January 2020, you'll get a $100 Amazon Gift Card! So HACKY NEW YEAR to you! YAPI...it’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Civil War by Ken Burns on Netflix

Alan: Carbon from Cranberry

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

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

 

 

 

 

Direct download: DHP_ep_273_mixdown_01.mp3
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Happy New Year Dental Hacks Nation! We're doing some rebranding of the Dental Hacks Daily and Alan talks about that on today's episode!

Coming in February 2020...Dental Hacks Shorts!

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