The Dental Hacks Podcast

By Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb

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Each week the DentalHacks podcast takes an irreverent and informative look at the dental world. And let me tell you...this ain’t your daddy’s dental podcast. You’ll get great interviews from interesting people covering all the hot topics in dentistry. Even better, you’ll hear from the DentalHacks Brain Trust a panel of the sharpest and funniest dentists you’ve ever heard talking about the same stuff dentists think about all the time. Join your hosts Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb for a dental podcast experience like no other!

Episode Date
Dentists in the National Guard with Dr. Kevin Donlin (DHD135)
18:35

Alan is joined by Dr. Kevin Donlin to discuss his experience in the National Guard. Kevin has been in the National Guard since he was 17 and has found it to be useful and worthwhile even into his dental career! The National Guard is always looking for help and Kevin explains the benefits and how you might get involved!

Links from the show:

Kevin's email

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

Dr. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They've grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really understand the business of dentistry. On today's episode we discuss how they came together (hint: it was at the Voices of Dentistry, woot!) and why they decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

 

Oct 21, 2019
They Go Together with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP262)
01:20:33

Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Jamison Spencer. We've discussed sleep and sleep apnea with him, we've discussed TMD with him. Today we focus on why those two things go together! Some of the topics we discuss:

  • Why Jamison thinks dentists shouldn't limit their practice to sleep/TMD
  • Why TMD treatment is almost dead and sleep apnea is still the hot new thing
  • How new imaging techniques changed Jamison's paradigm
  • Do you need a cone beam to treat TMD and airway?
  • When would imaging change Jamison's treatment plan?
  • Why don't dental schools teach critical thinking and understanding the literature?
  • Jamison's requirements for a good scientific article
  • Why "doing stuff" is sometimes less effective than "kicking back and thinking about it" when you're treating sleep and TMD
  • How reps make all the difference in treating TMJ and sleep
  • The unintuitive thing that's going on when the sleep appliance causes pain
  • A new paradigm for treating sleep/TMD without insurance
  • When do you need to build a team to help you treat TMD/sleep?
  • Where is the medical community on sleep apnea?

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks podcast is in competition with The Dentalpreneur Podcast and Dentists Implants and Worms and we're not planning on losing! We need your help! The podcast who signs up the most participants for the Voices of Dentistry between now and October 20th gets bragging rights at this year's VoD! So now is the time to sign up using the coupon code "HACKS" at www.voicesofdentistry.com! You'll get 20% off of the already low price for the best dental meeting of 2020! But wait, there's more! If you sign up between now and Oct. 20th Al (your loyal co-host) will personally record a voicemail announcement (delivered in mp3 format) for any number you want! So if you'd like the smooth vocal stylings of Alan Mead to greet your callers or patients...it's yours! Don't disappoint us, Dental Hacks fans! Represent for your favorite dental podcast and get a great deal on the best dental meeting of 2020!

VoD 2019 Highlight video

Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker

Inspire sleep apnea treatment

Spencer Study Club (email for an invitation!)

Dr. Jamison Spencer's new project "The Airway, TMD and Sleep" podcast!

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

YAPI is kind of like a pizza! You can start with a plain cheese which gives you some of the essentials. Some like to add some meat! (iPad/online patient forms) and some people don't particularly want meat and will opt for veggies (automated appt confirmations/recall reminders/texting), but most people DO want The Supreme (which we call The Works!) - you get nearly everything we offer at the best value. But if you are ordering a pizza, maybe you want some hot wings (online reviews) or garlic knots (our phone screen pop integration with RingCentral or Mango Voice). Are you hungry yet? Every office is different. YAPI has pediatric practices, perio practices and a whole lot of plain old general dentistry offices and they each can choose from YAPI’s wide menu of services! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. 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! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at https://www.zirc.com/products/cad-cam-block-locker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

Cosmecore is a dual cured core material from Cosmedent. We use it all the time. It cuts just like a tooth with no gouging! and now it's 20% off until the end of October using the coupon code "CORE" at check out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore. Go get yourself some!

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: The Peaceful Practice podcast and the MEDLed MC6 headlamp

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.

 

Oct 18, 2019
Do You Need a Dental Business Mentor? (DHD134)
16:49

Yes. The answer is yes.

Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison each have huge business successes in dentistry and they've each reached it in different ways. They are the perfect people to teach you how to run a successful dental practice and in today's episode they explain how they can help! They decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

 

 

Oct 16, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Class V's (CHP20)
32:46

Welcome to season 1, episode 20 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week the gang’s all here to discuss class V’s both carious and non carious

Highlights include:

For Carious Class V’s

 

Mac Jones word count:  many

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!

Oct 15, 2019
Choose Your Own Reaction with Alan Mead (DHD133)
15:15

"Nothing others do is because of you."

--Miguel Ruiz, "The Four Agreements"

But here's the deal. Nothing that YOU do is because of what others have done. What you do is your choice. 

Man. That sucks. But it's true. In today's episode I talk about how what happens to me isn't necessarily in my control but how I choose to react to it is. Every single time. It's a tough pill to swallow, but I think this will lead to significant peace in my life and I hope yours, too.

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

Dr. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They've grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really understand the business of dentistry. On today's episode we discuss how they came together (hint: it was at the Voices of Dentistry, woot!) and why they decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

 

Oct 14, 2019
Understanding Edentulism with Dr. Doug Benting (DHP261)
01:06:06

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

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

Some links from the show:

Treating the Edentulous Arch at Spear

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

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

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. 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! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at https://www.zirc.com/products/cad-cam-block-locker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

When you’re layering composite it’s pretty nice to have instruments or brushes that don’t stick to your material. Cosmedent has invented a material that does this perfectly. It’s called “Brush and Sculpt” and it’s a sculpting resin that keeps instruments from sticking to your perfectly placed composites without greying or discoloring your restoration. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/brushandsculpt!

 

YAPI is kind of like a pizza! You can start with a plain cheese which gives you some of the essentials. Some like to add some meat! (iPad/online patient forms) and some people don't particularly want meat and will opt for veggies (automated appt confirmations/recall reminders/texting), but most people DO want The Supreme (which we call The Works!) - you get nearly everything we offer at the best value. But if you are ordering a pizza, maybe you want some hot wings (online reviews) or garlic knots (our phone screen pop integration with RingCentral or Mango Voice). Are you hungry yet? Every office is different. YAPI has pediatric practices, perio practices and a whole lot of plain old general dentistry offices and they each can choose from YAPI’s wide menu of services! Why don’t you go check the menu at dentalhacks.com/YAPI. It’s a funny name but serious software!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Acteon Trium CBCT

Alan: Bose Frames

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

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

 

Oct 11, 2019
How to Succeed in Business (with a little help) with Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison (DHD132)
14:59

Dr. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They've grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really understand the business of dentistry. On today's episode we discuss how they came together (hint: it was at the Voices of Dentistry, woot!) and why they decided to create an amazing new product called Dental Business Mentor. You'll hear how it could help you do your business better!

Use coupon code "hacks350" for 50% off of your yearly membership!

Food catchers are the WORST! There are better ways to adjust interproximals on crowns! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

 

Oct 09, 2019
The Clinical Hacks are Even Harder and Faster (CHP19)
29:16

This week Kevin flies solo again  and interviews Dr Craig Harder from Moses Lake Washington. This week’s topic is efficient crown prepping.

Highlights include:

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

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

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

Oct 08, 2019
"Getting Called Into Work" and Yak Shaving (DHD131)
15:58

Dr. Alan Mead rants about those that get "called into work" and lays forth about a concept called "Yak Shaving."

Some links from the show:

Yak Shaving

Free stuff is awesome. Cool free stuff is even better. Microcopy Dental offers free samples on a lot of it's products. It's there way of letting you try before you buy. But make no mistake, their quality and efficiency will hook you! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

You’ve spent a lot of time on your clinical skills. You’ve figured out the right people to dial in restorative dentistry, implants, endo and everything else you need to keep your patients healthy. Finding clinical education and mentorship isn’t very hard because there are so many resources. Don’t you wish you could find a dental business mentor? Well...now you can! Our friend Dr. Paul Etchison and his partner Dr. Justin Bhuller are both incredibly successful dentists. They’ve figured out the business side of running a dental practice and now they offer it to you through Dental Business Mentor. Dental Business Mentor has online courses for the whole team and is created to take your entire team to the next level. Even better...Dental Hacks listeners can use the code: HACKS350 at dentalhacks.com/dentalbusinessmentor for $350 off the annual subscription! It’s time to take your business skills up a notch and our friends at dental business mentor can do it for you!

 

Oct 07, 2019
The Vedder Society Celebrates 60 Years of CE (DHP260)
01:20:25

Alan has talked about (bragged about?) The Francis B. Vedder Society on the show for years. He's been a member for 20 years or so and it's been very influential in his career. Some of the speakers Alan has seen in the last 20 years or so include Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Jeff Rouse, Dr. Jeff Okeson, Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Pat Allen, Dr. John Burgess, Dr. Bernard Touati and Dr. Bob Winter to name a few. It's been a literal "who's who" in dentistry lecturing to a small group of colleagues in a laid back setting.

Last weekend was the 2019 Fall meeting and the society celebrated 60 years of continuing education and fellowship. Alan recorded a "live podcast" at the event where many of the members of the Vedder society shared some funny and emotional stories of what the society has meant to them. We hope you enjoy this unconventional episode and maybe you'll consider a trip to northern Michigan next fall (September 24-27th, 2020)!

Some links from the show:

Vedder Society Website

Voices of Dentistry #DancewithLance

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

Stuff YAPI can’t do:
1) walk your dog
2) wash your dishes
Basically YAPI can do just about everything else. For instance:
  • YAPI can take in and organize a ton of patient information and make sure it shows up in the right place at the right time.
  • YAPI helps you discreetly communicate throughout your office at any time!
  • YAPI can help remind your patients of their appointments to avoid broken and failed appointments.
  • YAPI helps reactivate the patients that have fallen through the recall cracks
  • YAPI can help ask your loyal patients for reviews in the right places like Google, Facebook and Yelp!
Our friends at YAPI have solutions for all of this and more! And they can do it paperlessly! Check out all that YAPI can do for you at https://yapiapp.com/partners/dental-hacks/. It’s a funny name, but it’s serious software!

To effectively do chairside CAD/CAM, you've got to be organized. 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! Zirc understands the needs of the chairside CAD/CAM community! If you're doing CEREC or other chairside milling, you should control block chaos with their CAD/CAM Block Locker! They're offering a 20% discount for the Dental Hacks Nation using coupon code CADCAM20 at https://www.zirc.com/products/cad-cam-block-locker. It's the best way to organize your CAD/CAM blocks!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Naked Training

Alan: Bloody Genius 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.

 

Oct 04, 2019
Introducing The Peaceful Practice Podcast with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHD130)
15:32

Alan is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski for a very exciting announcement! The two of them are launching a new podcast called "The Peaceful Practice Podcast." Alan and Dawn have been friends for over a decade. Both separately and together, they have found ways of coping with the stresses of life in professional practice; sometimes those mechanisms have been healthy, sometimes they have not. The Peaceful Practice Podcast, honestly and with a heavy dose of humor, discusses both the stress and the strategies for dealing with the stress of juggling life, family, and practice management.

There is a teaser episode on your favorite podcasting software and the first episodes drop October 7! Go subscribe now and don't miss a single episode!

Some links from the show:

The Peaceful Practice Podcast

Apple Podcasts link

Stress Management and Mindfulness for Dental Professionals

You’ve spent a lot of time on your clinical skills. You’ve figured out the right people to dial in restorative dentistry, implants, endo and everything else you need to keep your patients healthy. Finding clinical education and mentorship isn’t very hard because there are so many resources. Don’t you wish you could find a dental business mentor? Well...now you can! Our friend Dr. Paul Etchison and his partner Dr. Justin Bhuller are both incredibly successful dentists. They’ve figured out the business side of running a dental practice and now they offer it to you through Dental Business Mentor. Dental Business Mentor has online courses for the whole team and is created to take your entire team to the next level. Even better...Dental Hacks listeners can use the code: HACKS350 at dentalhacks.com/dentalbusinessmentor for $350 off the annual subscription! It’s time to take your business skills up a notch and our friends at dental business mentor can do it for you!

Free stuff is awesome. Cool free stuff is even better. Microcopy Dental offers free samples on a lot of it's products. It's there way of letting you try before you buy. But make no mistake, their quality and efficiency will hook you! Why not try a free sample of their newest product called Proxi-check. It's an ingenious piece of interproximal articulating paper that helps to fine tune your contacts with no fuss and no mess! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/proxichek

Oct 02, 2019
The Clinical Hacks Harder And Faster with Dr. Craig Harder (CHP18)
30:47

Welcome to season 1, episode 18 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again  and interviews Dr Craig Harder from Moses Lake Washington. This week’s topic is efficient crown prepping.

Highlights include:

- Craig writes for Dental Economics

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

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

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

Oct 01, 2019
"Dr." Adam McWethy is Abnormally Healthy (DHD129)
28:04

Jason and Alan sat down with perennial favorite "Dr.*" Adam McWethy. He tells awful jokes, discusses Spear Practice Solutions and explains how they can help you change your practice from top to bottom. We sat down right before the recent Spear Summit started and contrary to popular belief, Adam brings the goods!

*Adam McWethy is actually not a doctor.

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

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

 

 

Sep 30, 2019
Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk in Microscopic Detail (DHP259)
01:14:53

Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a phenomenon. He's a visionary microscope user, an amazing restorative dentist and he's changing how dentists learn restorative dentistry. Jason and Alan were able to see his exquisite presentation at the Spear Summit and soon sat down with him to talk. Nazariy is from Ukraine and he has a really great story. We had a chance to discuss:

  • How he started using microscopes (spoiler: HE'S NEVER USED LOUPES!)
  • Working in a truly family business
  • Why microscopes are a necessity in his practice
  • His transition from analog dentistry to fully digital
  • His incredible, all-inclusive teaching center
  • Documentation, both photography and video
  • How important is the rubber dam for Narariy?
  • A really novel way to present treatment
  • Nazariy's social media journey
  • The team he uses to create amazing documentation and videos
  • Digital veneer workflow
  • 3 day turnaround for digital veneer cases!

Some links from the show:

Francis B. Vedder Society

Jim Gaffigan's latest comedy special

Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special

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

There are a lot of options for bite block/suction combination units. The Mr. Thirsty One Step from Zirc is the only one that is single patient use and doesn't need any special hardware! It's cost efficient (use it with any HVE) and there's no risk of cross contamination! Use the promo code "TRIAL10" at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and you'll get $10 off the Mr. Thirsty One Step trial kit!

Dr. Dipesh Parmar is coming back to Chicago to teach anterior composite makeovers! Cosmedent is offering "Mini Smile Makeover" with Dr. Parmar on November 12-13, 2019 in Chicago at the amazing CEE! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Dipesh and don't miss this chance to work with a someone who can help make anterior composite makeovers predictable and profitable!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry by Michael Pikos

Alan: Rodecaster Pro

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.

Sep 27, 2019
Considering a Microscope featuring Dr. Toussaint Crawford and Dr. Jason Smithson (DHD128)
28:08

Alan is joined by Dr. Toussaint Crawford, who is considering adding a dental microscope to his practice and Dr. Jason Smithson who is a consummate microscope user! Some things discussed:

  • increasing magnification...loupes vs. microscopes
  • what is coaxial lighting?
  • microscope demos
  • mounting options
  • variable objective lens
  • zoom vs. steps (zoom makes Jason seasick)
  • light source
  • intergral camera vs. add on camera
  • documentation
  • taking a course and Wayne Remington!

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

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

 

Sep 25, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Implant Placement with Dr. Randy Houska (CHP17)
32:01

Welcome to season 1, episode 17 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo again  and interviews the most famous dentist in the world Dr. Randy Houska.

The topic this week was Kevin And Randy discuss the implant process from start to finish.

Highlights include:

-Randy has a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic and a 2010 CVO Ultra Classic

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

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

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

Sep 24, 2019
The Dental Hacks on Alpha Males and Shedding Sinuses (DHD 127)
12:18

Jason and Alan do a brief sound check before last weekend's Spear Summit in Phoenix, AZ!

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

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

 

Sep 23, 2019
Seeing a Leader in the Mirror with Dr. Ricardo Mitrani (DHP258)
01:31:34

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani is obsessed with communication. He's pretty open about that. And in today's episode Jason and Alan got to talk with him about it. Ricardo is one of the rock stars who teaches on campus at Spear Education on treatment planning, communication and treating the terminal dentition. He's super fun to talk with and has lots of techniques to help you become a better listener and communicator.

  • How do we fail?
    • Communication
    • Treatment Planning
    • Execution
  • Weekly team self evaluation...what did we do well? What can we do better?
  • Summit presentation...focusing on team contributions!
  • The "calibration meeting"
  • The new standard is change
  • Technology and the growth mindset
  • Treatment planning: plan vs. excuse

Some links from the show:

Ricardo's TED talk (it's in Spanish)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Ideal Team Player

Atomic Habits

Future Shock

Good to Great

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

Jason and I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Javier Quiros at Cosmedent a couple years back. He's a listener to the show and a very nice guy. What we didn't realize is what an amazing clinician he is! You won't see any nicer anterior composite work anywhere and now Cosmedent is offering "Become a Cosmetic Dentist" with Dr. Quiros on October 3-4 in Chicago at the amazing CEE! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Javier and don't miss this chance to work with a true master!

There are a lot of options for bite block/suction combination units. The Mr. Thirsty One Step from Zirc is the only one that is single patient use and doesn't need any special hardware! It's cost efficient (use it with any HVE) and there's no risk of cross contamination! Use the promo code "COMFORT" at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and you'll get a buy 2 get one "comfort kit." It's a great way to get started with an amazing product!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Unstoppable

Alan: Super Pumped

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.

 

 

Sep 20, 2019
Broken Systems and Hands Free Faucets with Dr. Alan Mead (DHD126)
13:27

How does a failure in roadside rest areas resemble implementation problems in a dental office? Only from the mind of Alan Mead.

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

Our friends at Microcopy want to help you get a handle on your interproximal adjustments! Have you ever struggled with figuring out the right place to adjust the interproximals of your crowns? Microcopy has created a very slick and simple solution that they call Proxichek! The best news...you can try it for free at dentalhacks.com/Proxi-chek! Get a handle on adjustments with Proxi-chek! I've been using the "very fine" finishing diamonds from Microcopy to adjust my zirconia for the easiest polish after adjusting that I've ever had! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/trimmingandfinishing!

Sep 18, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Implant Education with Dr. Randy Houska (CHP16)
30:21

The Clinical Hacks on Implant Education with Dr. Randy Houska (CHP16)

Welcome to season 1, episode 16 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

This week Kevin flies solo and interviews the most famous dentist in the world Dr. Randy Houska

The topic this week was Kevin And Randy’s implant and technological journey.

Highlights include:

- Cleveland is the Rock and Roll Capitol of the world

– Randy has a famous daughter

Mac Jones word count:  0

Zach Meiners word count :0

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

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

Sep 17, 2019
Everything is Branding with Stephanie Skari (DHD125)
28:18

Jason and Alan complete their conversation with Stephanie Skari, art director at Spear Education and we now realize that everything is branding! We had a chance to talk with her about Spear Education's upcoming branding changes, the design that has gone into the upcoming Spear Summit (it's a LOT!) and how dentists should approach intentionally creating a brand through graphic design and reputation.

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Some of Stephanie's artwork

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

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

Sep 16, 2019
Dental School for Dentists with Dr. Gregg Kinzer (DHP257)
01:22:47

Have you ever wished you could go to dental school as a dentist? Wouldn't it be great to have the experience and perspective that you have now when they were trying to teach you the basics? Jason and Alan talk to Dr. Gregg Spear of Spear Education about this very concept. When we were being taught about occlusion in dental school we didn't really understand why we were learning this nor how it affects our treatment. Jason and Alan were at Spear Education taking the phenomenal Occlusion Workshop and talked with Gregg about how Spear kind of ends up being "dental school for dentists." Some topics that we cover:

  • Dentists as introverts
  • Becoming a teacher
  • Spear Summit
  • How Spear Education instruction has changed over time
  • The "red pill" aspects of airway and joint issues
  • Work-life balance
  • magnification and dental microscopes
  • light sources
  • Incorporating digital workflow at Spear
  • Saving teeth vs. placing implants
  • What would you tell a first year dental student? What would you tell a 4th year student?

Some links from the show:

Surgitel 8.0 loupes

MedLED Chrome MC6 headband mounted light

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

Zirc can help keep your team safe, your patients safe and your office in compliance all while helping you stay organized and helping your expensive instruments last longer! Check out their Safe-Lok covered tray systems at dentalhacks.com/safelok and use coupon code "SAFE3" for a buy 3 get one free of their amazing trays!

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Trainual

Alan: MagBak wallet

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

 

Sep 13, 2019
Dr. Alan Mead on Red Flags and Saying "No" (DHD124)
14:40

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

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

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

Sep 11, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Sealants (CHP15)
27:30

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

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

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

Highlights include:

- Do sealants prevent decay?

- Can sealants "cause" decay?

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

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

- When did 3 experienced clinicians turn sour on sealants?

- How does a microscope user view the sealant restoration?

- Is the medium quality sealant the worst restoration?

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

 

Mac Jones word count:  0

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

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

Sep 10, 2019
How to Delegate with Dr. Gina Dorfman (DHD123)
24:40

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

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

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

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

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

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

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

Sep 09, 2019
Asking the Right Questions with Dr. Darin Dichter (DHP256)
01:17:53

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 06, 2019
Changing Your Brand with Stephanie Skari, art director of Spear Education (DHD122)
15:10

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

Some links from the show:

Spear Education

Some of Stephanie's artwork

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

Sep 04, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Hydrogen Peroxide with Dr. Aly Sergie (CHP14)
33:09

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

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

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

Highlights include:

-Zach is lost and the FBI is searching for him

– Aly laughing

Mac Jones word count:  47.5

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

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

Sep 03, 2019
Dr. Gina Dorfman Pays off the Cliffhanger (DHD121)
16:47

 

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

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

 Some links from the show:

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

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

Sep 02, 2019
Announcing the Voices of Dentistry 2020! (DHP255)
30:18

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry

The Dentalpreneur Podcast

Dentists Implants and Worms podcast

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

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

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

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

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

 

Aug 30, 2019
Dr. Mark Fleming on Knowing What You Know and Don't Know (DHD120)
13:48

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

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

Aug 28, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Biomimetics with Dr. Aly Sergie (CHP12)
31:15

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

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

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

Highlights include:

- What is biomimetics?

- 5 concepts include:

1)   IDS - Immediate Dentin Sealing

2)  Pulp Caps (direct and indirect)

3)  Partial Coverage Resorations

4)  Fiber Reinforcement

5)  DME - Deep Margin Elevation

- Does Mac do onlays?

-  no

Aly's Six Step Restorative Process includes:

1) Pre-Op

2) Deconstruction

3) Air Abrasion

4) Adhesion - Optibond Solo Plus

5) Reconstruction -  G-Aenial

6) Final Prep/Occlusion

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

Mac Jones word count:  45

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

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

Aug 27, 2019
Dr. Josie Dovidio on Being a Noob Podcaster (DHD119)
20:39

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

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

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

Aug 26, 2019
Encore Edition: Bob and Rob Strike Back! (DHP254)
01:38:03

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

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

Links from the show:

Dental Intel

Q-Optics Loupes

Designs for Vision Cordless headlamp

Exocad

Alien Milling

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

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

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

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Jason: Udemy

Alan: Landing Zone Macbook Pro dock

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

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

Aug 23, 2019
Dealing with Difficult Patients when You're Not into Conflict (DHD118)
13:22

Dr. Alan Mead talks about his experiences with difficult patients and offers a few tips. 

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

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

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

Aug 21, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Posts and Cores (CHP12)
29:36

Welcome to season 1, episode 12 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast

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

Highlights include:

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

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

How does Mac do a core?

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

- Cosmecore

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

How does Kevin do a core?

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

- Bonds with Brush and Bond from Parkell

How does Kevin do a post?

- Dentatus Posts

- Buildup material cements the post

How does Mac do a post?

- Unicore Posts

- Buildup Material cements the post

Zach buildup and posts:

- Bulk EZ for buildups (autocure)

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

- Parapost XP

- FibreKleer Posts

- Vlock Posts (now Edenta Headmaster)

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

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

Aug 20, 2019
Dr. Gina Dorfman on Making Practice Management Software Useful (DHD117)
17:16

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

Some links from the show:

Behind the Smiles Podcast

YAPI

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

Aug 19, 2019
Underpreppers Anonymous with Dr. Mike DiTolla (DHP253)
01:35:32

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

Some links from the show:

Product Talk

ContacEZ

Prep Sure

Omnichroma

3M Filtek Universal Composite

38 Smiles Dental Lab

Gluma desensitizer

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Practice By Numbers

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

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

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

 

Aug 16, 2019
Smithson on Group Practice (part 2), aka: "Building the Dental A-Team"
39:43

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

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

 

Aug 15, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on the New Patient Exam (CHP11)
29:12

Welcome to season 1, episode 11 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

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

Show Highlights Include:

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

- Do new patients start with hygiene or with doctor?

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

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

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

MAD DENTIST MINUTE:

Jason - The Naked Workout

Shawn - IOC Snapshot

Zach - Wolverine Podcast (nerd alert)

 

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

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

Aug 13, 2019
POWERlooking with Dr. Arthur Volker (DHD116)
16:49

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

Aug 12, 2019
The Evolution of Dental Social Media (DHP252)
01:13:04

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

Some links from the show: 

DentalTown bulletin boards

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: 15 pound weighted blanket

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

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

Aug 09, 2019
Smithson on Group Practice (part 1)
31:02

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

Aug 08, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Short Term Ortho (CHP10)
28:04

Welcome to season 1, episode 10 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast!

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

Jason Lipscomb and Shawn Van De Vyver

Show Highlights:

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

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

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

- What is "unbranded" clear aligner therapy?

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

- Shawn would recommend starting your Education with Force Ortho

- How do these guys market Short Term Ortho?

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

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

Aug 06, 2019
How to Take a Sabbatical as a Dentist with Dr. Josie Dovidio (DHD115)
16:12

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

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

 

Aug 05, 2019
The Return of the Queens of Airway (DHP251)
01:20:09

 

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

Some links (and terminology) from the show: 

Chervin Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire

TADs (Temporary Anchorage Device)

DOME surgery (Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion)

Courses:

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

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

Dr. Erin Elliott's courses at 3D Dentists

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: I Will Teach You to be Rich

Al: Land of the Giants podcast

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

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

Aug 02, 2019
Dr. Arthur Volker on Adding Lab Technology and Being Iron Man (DHD114)
16:15

"I have a Hulk."

--Dr. Artie Volker

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

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

Jul 31, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Immediate Dentures (CHPH09)
33:25

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

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

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

Highlights of things Russell talked about:

Shining Path Scanner

Nextdent priting resin

Bosworth Soft Liner (sticks to resin well)

Locator Attachments

Soft Liner is way better than Tissue Conditioner per Russell

Rebases are under-utilized vs. relines

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

 

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

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

Jul 30, 2019
Ergonomics is for Real with Katrina Klein (DHD114)
16:02

"Their (the patient's) comfort is not worth my injury."

--Katrina Klein

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

Some links from the show:

Two inch "Clown mirror"

ErgoFitLife.com

ErgoFitLife Facebook page

ErgoFitLife Facebook group

Jul 29, 2019
Encore edition: Working Interferences vs. Dental Hacks Cage Match (DHP250)
01:22:32

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

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

Some links from the show:

The Working Interferences Podcast

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

 Jason: Big Jawbone edentulous trays

Al: The Impact podcast

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

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

 

Jul 26, 2019
Dr. Josie Dovidio Started a Podcast (DHD113)
16:35

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

Josie's website

The Josieology Podcast

Josieology Instagram

Josieology Facebook page

 

Jul 24, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Dentures (CHP08)
33:10

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

Links from Russell:

Russell's lab: Cynosure Dental Lab, Tim Lane

FB group: Oral Architects of Removable Prosthodontics

Jul 23, 2019
Composite vs. Ceramic Smiles with Dr. Arthur Volker (DHD112)
15:00

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

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

Jul 22, 2019
Dr. August De Oliveira Made Easy (DHP249)
01:28:37

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

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

Some links from the show:

August's CEREC Du Jour thread on DentalTown

Al's Dental Haiku thread

CAD-Ray and the Medit i500

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

August's latest course

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

Dentiq Software

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

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

Go Hack Yourself

Alan: Dropbox Desktop app

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

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

 

Jul 19, 2019
Adding a Microscope to your Practice with Dr. Jihyon Kim (DHD111)
15:43

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

Some links from the show:

Jihyon's Instagram

Jihyon's website

Jihyon's Youtube channel

The Dental Influencer Alliance

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

 

 

Jul 17, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Dental Labs (CHP07)
28:04

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

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

Highlights include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 16, 2019
Meditation is for Normal People with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHD110)
18:46

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

Some links from the show:

Peaceful Practice (her coaching business)

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

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

 

Jul 15, 2019
How to Grow a Dentist with Vin Cardillo (DHP248)
01:25:15

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

Some links from the show:

If Alan attempted DSO management

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself

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

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

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

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

 

Jul 12, 2019
Smithson on Specialization (part 2)
39:35

"You get the rough with the smooth."

--Dr. Jason Smithson on having a specialty

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

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

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

Jul 11, 2019
Al on Facebook Groups (DHD109)
16:11

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

Dental Hacks Nation

DHN2: Electric Boogaloo (docs only)

Clinical Hacks

Alan Mead Experience

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

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

Jul 10, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Crown Materials (CHP06)
27:08

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

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

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

Jul 09, 2019
Encore Edition: How Early for Airway with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHD108)
17:43

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! 

 

 

Jul 08, 2019
Encore edition: News Flash...your patients have sleep apnea with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP247)
01:20:28

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!

Jul 05, 2019
Smithson on Specialization (part 1)
30:29

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!

Jul 04, 2019
One Composite to Rule Them All with Dr. Josh Austin (DHD107)
18:32

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!

 

Jul 03, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Extractions (CHP05)
26:45

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!

Jul 02, 2019
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski on Being Honest and Being Human (DHD106)
21:11

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!

 

 

Jul 01, 2019
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt has Cool Tools (DHP246)
01:27:32

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.

 

 

 

Jun 28, 2019
Smithson on Microscopes
27:27

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!"

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2019
You Can Be in a Magazine with Dr. Chris Salierno (DHD105)
13:18

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!

Jun 26, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Temporaries (CHP04)
32:46

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!

Jun 25, 2019
Remembering to Remember with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHD104)
19:03

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!

Jun 24, 2019
Reese Harper on Accidental Business Owners (DHP145)
01:39:05

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.

 

Jun 21, 2019
Smithson on Social Media
32:03

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!

 

Jun 20, 2019
Restorative vs. Reparative Dentistry with Dr. Jihyon Kim (DHD103)
17:31

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!

 

Jun 19, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Class III Fillings (CHP03)
34:14

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!

Jun 18, 2019
Better Dental Ergonomics with Katrina Klein (DHD102)
17:51

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!

 

Jun 17, 2019
Keto and Ortho with Dr. Matt Standridge (DHP244)
01:23:04

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.

 

Jun 14, 2019
Smithson on Magnification
32:05

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!

 

Jun 13, 2019
Yelp is Worse Than Candy Corn with Dr. Josh Austin (DHD101)
21:29

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!

 

 

 

 

Jun 12, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Tissue Retraction (CHP02)
30:22

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!

Jun 11, 2019
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski's Amazing Journey (DHD100)
16:46

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!

 

 

 

Jun 10, 2019
Should you do Endo with Dr. Lou Berman (DHP243)
01:26:37

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.

 

Jun 07, 2019
Smithson on Science
35:58

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!

Jun 06, 2019
Dr. Chris Salierno on the Future of Dental Meetings (DHD99)
15:49

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!

 

Jun 05, 2019
The Clinical Hacks on Composite (CHP01)
26:27

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!

Jun 04, 2019
New Directions for Dr. Jihyon Kim (DHD98)
20:13

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!

 

Jun 03, 2019
Encore edition: Digital Dentures with Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Nate Farley
01:25:01

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!

May 31, 2019
Adam McWethy on Selling Stuff (DHD97)
25:44

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!

May 29, 2019
Coming soon on the Dental Hacks Podcast! (DHD96)
12:00

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! 

 

May 27, 2019
Encore edition: Endo Nerds Rejoice! (Khademi and Herbranson) (DHP241)
01:39:42

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!

May 24, 2019
Encore edition: "Will you be mad at me if...?" (DHD95)
14:51

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.

May 22, 2019
Encore edition: Easiest. Reviews. Ever. (DHD94)
13:51

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!

 

 

May 20, 2019
Encore edition: Take a Vacation with the Brain Trust (DHP240)
01:21:09

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

May 17, 2019
Encore edition: Dr. Russell Kirk is an Editor (also Crazy) (DHD93)
13:30

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!

May 15, 2019
Encore edition: Shawn Van de Vyver Drives into a Mountain (DHD92)
13:11

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!

May 13, 2019
Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer on How We Learn (DHP239)
01:22:39

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

 

 

May 10, 2019
Encore edition: Dr. Lance Timmerman's Sleepy Journey (DHD91)
13:22

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

May 08, 2019
Encore edition: Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on Exocad and Opiate Prescribing (DHD90)
19:59

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

 

May 06, 2019
Encore edition: The Queens of the Airway (DHP238)
01:25:32

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!

May 03, 2019
Encore edition: Dr. Bart Schultz on big case dentistry (DHD89)
15:11

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.

May 01, 2019
Fixing the Dentist Hump with Katrina Klein (DHD88)
19:43

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!

Apr 29, 2019
Hacks on Hacks: Dental School and Stuff (DHP237)
01:21:16

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.

 

 

Apr 26, 2019
Dr. Josh Austin has Loupes. A lot of them. (DHD87)
24:16

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!

Apr 24, 2019
"The Truth About Dentistry" with Dr. Alan Mead (DHD86)
17:24

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!

 

Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Richard Low is Planking. And He's Sorry. (DHP236)
01:24:51

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.

 

Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Jason Smithson on Compromise and Rubber Dams (DHD85)
19:35

"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!

 

 

Apr 17, 2019
Introducing the Clinical Hacks Podcast! (DHD84)
15:27

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!

 

 

 

Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Frank Spear on the Future of Dentistry (DHP235)
01:22:07

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.

Apr 12, 2019
CE, content creation and SEO with Ben Rojek from Spear Education (DHD83)
46:38

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!

Apr 10, 2019
Everything Works and Everything Doesn't with Dr. Gary DeWood (DHD82)
45:06

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!

 

Apr 08, 2019
Getting "Hands On" with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb (DHP234)
01:23:40

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.

 

Apr 05, 2019
Website Chat and Virtual Consults with the Wonderist Agency (DHD81)
19:20

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!

Apr 03, 2019
Proactive Tax Planning and Accounting with Craig Cody (DHD80)
17:02

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! 

Apr 01, 2019
Dr. Lance Timmerman is a Throwback (DHD233)
57:47

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.

 

 

Mar 29, 2019
Patrick Bernardi gives us the GreenLight (DHD 79)
10:19

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.

Mar 27, 2019
From the UK to the Chicago Midwinter with Dr. David Traynor (DHD 78)
14:15

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!

Mar 25, 2019
Clincheck Yourself with Dr. Robin Bethell (DHP 232)
01:24:37

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.

 

Mar 22, 2019
Creating Systems and Leadership with Dr. Sarah Blair and Mark Ketterhagen (DHD 77)
10:51

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.

Mar 20, 2019
Laura Maly and Michael Anderson on Marketing Effectiveness (DHD76)
13:56

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!

Mar 18, 2019
Dr. Cory Glenn and Dr. Brian McGue on Innovation and Oral Sedation (DHP231)
01:22:19

 

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.

Mar 15, 2019
Organize Your Operatory with Nicolle Campion and Kay Hickey of Zirc (DHD76)
14:49

 

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.

Mar 13, 2019
Unsexy Products Need Love Too with Dr. Jason Goodchild (DHD74)
19:09

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.

Mar 11, 2019
Boards, Rotations and Loans with Timothy Johnson and Colin Mitchell (DHP230)
01:25:23

 

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.

Mar 08, 2019
Sound Checking with Jason and Alan (DHP73)
18:46

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.

Mar 06, 2019
Mila on Insta (DHD 72)
17:46

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!

Mar 04, 2019
Sailing Away On Recurrent Decay with Teresa Duncan (DHP229)
01:03:09

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.

Mar 01, 2019
A Microscope in Every Operatory with Dave Kelton (DHD71)
16:29

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!

Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Chris Salierno Introduces the Dental Girdle at CMW (DHD70)
13:18

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.

Feb 25, 2019
Ask. Us. Anything. (DHP228)
01:21:59

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.

Feb 22, 2019
#woke Dentistry with Michael and Chad from Awaken2Sleep (DHD69)
20:00

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!

Feb 20, 2019
Richard Heend Created the Internet...kind of (AME076)
53:13

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!

Feb 19, 2019
Don't Buy Stuff for the Write Off and Other Wisdom from Craig Cody (DHD68)
12:34

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!

Feb 18, 2019
"Knowing What Good Looks Like" with Dr. Mitch Ellingson (DHP227)
01:20:07

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.

Feb 15, 2019
Booking Appointments Online with Localmed at VoD 2019 (DHD67)
16:36

 

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! 

Feb 13, 2019
JLips on the Dental Hacks Academy (DHP66)
26:10

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.

Feb 11, 2019
Gratitude, Willingness and Study Clubs with Dr. Steve Ratcliff (DHP226)
01:22:17

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.

Feb 08, 2019
Introducing the CEREC Primescan with Dr. Mike Skramstad (DHD65)
21:46

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.

Feb 06, 2019
Bioclear on Tour with Jeremy Henderson (DHD64)
17:52

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.

Feb 04, 2019
The Dental Hacks do The Voices of Dentistry (DHP225)
01:30:46

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!

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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.

Feb 01, 2019
Dr. Mike DiTolla on Direct To Consumer Dentistry (DHD63)
14:58

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! 

Jan 30, 2019
Dr. Lance Timmerman Doesn't Take it Personally (DHD62)
13:36

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

 

Jan 28, 2019
Dr. Darin Dichter on Choosing Prosthodontics (DHP224)
01:12:40

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.

Jan 25, 2019
Laura Maly and Michael Anderson on Authenticity in Marketing (DHD61)
12:17

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!

Jan 23, 2019
Avoid Surprises by Talking to Your Accountant with Craig Cody CPA (DHD60)
09:52

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!

 

Jan 21, 2019
The Brain Trust Does Endo (DHP223)
01:21:25

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.

 

 

 

Jan 18, 2019
"We Know How to Train CEREC" with Dr. Mark Fleming (DHD59)
33:53

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

Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Lance Timmerman on O.P.P. (Other Peoples' Practices) (DHD58)
15:39

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

Jan 14, 2019
Dr. Jason Smithson Goes Old School (DHP222)
01:16:58

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 

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. 

Jan 11, 2019
Hiring is a Pain. Kiera Dent Can Help (DHD57)
12:49

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

Jan 09, 2019
Be Careful What You Wish For with Dr. Lance Timmerman (DHD56)
14:08

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 

Jan 07, 2019
The Brain Trust CRUSHES 2018 (DHP221)
01:22:08

   

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.

 

Jan 04, 2019
"Beautiful Separations" with Kiera Dent (DHD55)
16:46

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

Jan 02, 2019
Gino Andreozzi on creating video (DHD54)
25:12

Gino Andreozzi creates video. Essentially he's the guy that makes the Spear Online videos as good as they are. Alan had a chance to pick his brain about how he does what he does and more importantly...how can WE make better video for our office! You're going to find this interview with Spear's video guru fascinating!

Gino's links:

Spear Online

Dec 31, 2018
The Dental Hacks Wrap Up 2018 (DHP220)
01:14:09

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Jason and Alan do a wrap of to the year that was 2018! In this episode we discuss:

  • What the hell is Jason doing? Practice sales, startups and where he's working. It's a JLips state of the union!
  • Favorite new additions in our offices for 2018
  • How can dentists avoid being targets by marketers, etc.
  • What kind of CE are we looking at for 2019?
  • Shaming Alan for not treating sleep apnea (#woke)
  • Is Social Media good or bad? (or both?)
  • Greatest professional regrets of 2018
  • Staff issues for 2018

Some links from the show:

#whyVoD? Because the room block is closing by December 31st! 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!

Our friend Dr. Arthur Volker is giving a class at Cosmedent next year! It's called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course" and it's going to be on February 21-22 in Chicago at the amazing Center for Esthetic Excellence! You'll learn smile design including the ever important midline placement, materials, colors, palatal stents...all the good stuff! Artie is a great guy and a really good teacher and you'll get tons of face time with the man himself! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie! I can't wait for this one!

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: Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse and Crimetown Season 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 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.

 

Dec 28, 2018
Knowing Your Practice's "Vitals" with Kiera Dent (DHD53)
16:22

Kiera Dent joins us again, this time to give us some specific "KPIs" (Key Performance Indicators) for your practice! We talk about:

  • The most important things to track
  • The number that feeds your ego vs. the number that feeds your family
  • How to look at write offs
  • How do you track attrition (spoiler: use a dashboard)
  • How to track case acceptance and how your software might be fibbing to you
  • Do you need new patients?

 

Kiera's Links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Kiera's "Master Tracker" Excel sheet

Kiera's "Master Tracker" protocol (Word Doc)

Directions from Kiera:

"Remember, don't write in the colors & you'll be golden!!! Always keep a "master" copy & make new copies of it weekly. I suggest having a new folder for each month & having the weeks listed out.
 
Here are the things you'll get from this:
  • accurate % tracking for case acceptance
  • you'll be able to see who (TC) is strong/needs verbiage training
  • you'll be able to see who (HYG/DA) is strong/needs verbiage training
  • AWESOME call lists!! You can use the 2-2-2 method easily with these lists b/c you can pull them up on the dates needed for 2 days/weeks/months ago and call those who didn't schedule their TX --- easy peasy!!!"

Voices of Dentistry (sign up soon! The room block closes December 31!...we got an extension)

Podium for reviews!

 

Dec 24, 2018
Starting Stuff with Dr. Sameer Puri (DHP219)
01:21:49

We spoke with Dr. Sameer Puri during our trip to Spear Education earlier this month. Alan has known Sam since the early days of DentalTown and they had a LOT to talk about. It turns out that Sam has created a lot of great stuff in dentistry since then! We discuss:

  • How we first met online and old school DentalTown!
  • How clueless Sam and Tarun were when they put the first Townie Meeting together, and how they "learned by doing."
  • The difference between graduating from dental school in the late 90's to now.
  • The importance of photography in dentistry.
  • When Sam started with CEREC and how that blossomed into CEREC Doctors.
  • How did Cdocs become involved with the Scottsdale Center and Spear Education
  • Where is "home" for Sam...Southern California or Arizona?

Sameer's links:

CEREC Doctors

Townie Meeting

Some links from the show:

Clinical Hack of the Week: user presets on DSLR cameras, specifically from Photomed!


Go get your copy of the ebook "Improving Your Practice's Clinical Photography" from Spear Education. It's free and it's a step by step guide on how to use your digital SLR camera to make comprehensive treatment planning a "thing" in your practice! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearphotography

#whyVoD? Because the room block is closing by December 31st! 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!

It's a Christmas miracle! Cosmedent is offering its Virtual CEE courses (Catch the Composite Wave by Dr. Buddy Mopper and CPR for the Worn Dentition by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb) to you for a special deal! Use the coupon code "Holiday" on checkout from the website and they'll knock $100 off the course fee! You'll have some time over the break to earn some CE credits in the comfort of your flannel PJs! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCE and be sure to use coupon code "Holiday" at check out!

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: Founder's Card

Alan: Neumann BCM 705 microphone

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.

 

Dec 21, 2018
Dr. Kenton Ross on the Advantages of Study Clubs (DHD52)
17:26

Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Kenton Ross about the importance of participating in a study club. Specifically his Spear Study Clubs While they visited Spear Education earlier this month the Dental Hacks ran into a lot of people who participate In Spear Study Clubs. Dr. Ross has been participating in study clubs for quite some time and is a leader of his own local Spear Study Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He explains how the group is smarter than any one member and how it's affected his career.

Kenton's links:

Spear Study Clubs

Spear Online

Podium

Voices of Dentistry (time is running out on the hotel block!)

Dec 19, 2018
Sound Checking Kiera Dent (DHD51)
12:59

Today we feature Kiera Dent of Kiera's Dental Consulting. Alan had never had the pleasure of talking to Kiera, so while Al checked levels she told him how she got into consulting. What started out as a sound check turned into an awesome Daily episode! You'll be hearing a lot from Kiera in the upcoming weeks. She's going to give us her special take on hiring, firing and what KPIs you need to be keeping your eyes on. But in today's episode she explains how she got into the business and how she met her partner, our good friend Dr. Mark Costes!

Kiera's Links:

Kiera's Dental Consulting

The Dental Masters

Voices of Dentistry (sign up soon! The room block closes this week!)

Podium for reviews!

Dec 17, 2018
Putting Dr. Wayne Remington Under a Microscope (DHP218)
01:07:03

Today's episode features Dr. Wayne Remington. Alan and Wayne have known each other for a long time as Wayne was one of the people who influenced Alan to get into dental operating microscopes! In today's episode we discuss:

  • How Wayne first became interested in dental microscopes
  • How can a microscope prolong your dental career?
  • How can you let a patient know how skilled you are without having to tell them?
  • Dental microscopes and the ROI in dental hygiene
  • Quality vs. Ergonomics...which is more important (spoiler...it's a tie!)
  • Dental cinematography...is it a thing?
  • Why buy multiple microscopes?
  • Training on the microscope at Wayne's learning center

Wayne's links:

Wayne's Microscope Training Courses

video by Dr. Jorge Zapata

Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features another tip from Dr. Vu Le, this time describing how he uses Kuraray Majesty Flow as a lubricating agent and wetting agent for composite placement!

Go get your copy of the ebook "Improving Your Practice's Clinical Photography" from Spear Education. It's free and it's a step by step guide on how to use your digital SLR camera to make comprehensive treatment planning a "thing" in your practice! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearphotography

#whyVoD? Because it's the best meeting you'll ever go to for networking. Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever! 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. 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!

Our friend Dr. Arthur Volker is giving a class at Cosmedent next year! It's called "POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course" and it's going to be on February 21-22 in Chicago at the amazing Center for Esthetic Excellence! You'll learn smile design including the ever important midline placement, materials, colors, palatal stents...all the good stuff! Artie is a great guy and a really good teacher and you'll get tons of face time with the man himself! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Artie! I can't wait for this one!

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:

Alan: Micropore tape and the Mute nasal dilator

Also Alan: Ramen at Home: The Easy Japanese Cookbook for Classic Ramen and Bold New Flavors by Brian MacDuckston

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.

Dec 14, 2018
Animating Spear Education with Dan Kawabata (DHD50)
18:25

We have a unique interview for you today! Alan had a chance to talk with Dan Kawabata who works with Spear Education to create 3D animation for Spear Online. So all of those amazing waiting room videos and patient education animations...those are Dan's! It was interesting to get a non-dentist's take on how to portray dental procedures in an informative, but not too graphic way. We think you're really going to like it!

Dan's links:

dentalhacks.com/Spearonline

It's time to get your ticket for Voices of Dentistry! I just bought my flight and it was REALLY expensive and there weren't many seats left on the flight! Go to www.voicesofdentistry.com today and register for the most innovative dental meeting anywhere!

Dec 12, 2018
Using Video to Get Noticed with Shane Simmons (DHD49)
14:39

Shane Simmons of Crimson Media Group joins us again, this time to talk about video. Video gets more attention and frankly gets rewarded by Facebook and Youtube.

In today's episode Shane shares with us three easy ways to use video!

Shane's links:

Nothing but the Tooth podcast

Crimson Media Group

Facebook Pixel

Shane's email: ssimmons@crimsonmediagroup.com

 

Dec 10, 2018
Seeing the Big Picture with Dr. Gregg Kinzer (DHP217)
01:23:03

Dr. Gregg Kinzer took time out of his busy (insane?) schedule teaching on campus to speak with Jason and Alan! He's a dental education rock star who spends half his time

  • How Spear Education really works...from big picture concepts to logistics of running 4 or more classes at once
  • How important is photography for restorative dentistry? Is it important to show people biting fruit?
  • For people who love big case restorative, would a prosthodontic residency be right for them?
  • Why Spear Education isn't just for full mouth rehab
  • How did the downturn in the economy in 2008 affect the way the Spear Education teaches?
  • How to incorporate new concepts into existing practice
  • How has adding airway considerations changed the way he treatment plans and executes dentistry?
  • How is ortho becoming the most important part of restorative dentistry?

Gregg's links:

Spear Education

Spear Aesthetics (Gregg's practice in Seattle)

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features tips from Vu Le that focuses on photo mirrors and socks. I know, sounds weird but it's really good.

#whyVoD? Because it's the best meeting you'll ever go to for networking. Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever! 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. 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!

We think it's time for you to check out Cosmedent's virtual version of "CPR for the Worn Dentition" by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb.This untapped goldmine is the course that our students keep coming back for. Dentists are seeing tooth loss at an unprecedented level. And it's not just from grinding and stress. Do you understand what is causing all the wear and erosion that you are seeing in your practice? During CPR For The Worn Dentition, Dr. Hartlieb will help you understand the etiology of such great tooth loss. You will learn how to identify the different causative agents like grinding, bruxism, dietary issues, GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and how they may be related to one another. This course is designed for restorative dentists looking to build their skills and confidence in managing worn dentition cases with a predictable treatment modality that they can immediately put into effect. For one week only, you'll get $100 off the already low price by using coupon code "HACKS" at checkout! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/virtualCPR!

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: Youtube stories

Alan: Photomed

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.

 

Dec 07, 2018
Dr. Justin Moody on VoD and Implant Pathway (DHD48)
45:43

Today we feature the one and only Dr. Justin Moody! Alan had a chance to sit down in Justin's studio in Tempe, AZ to talk all about the Voices of Dentistry and Justin's amazing teaching clinic for Implant Pathway!

Justin's links:

Voices of Dentistry

Implant Pathway

Dec 05, 2018
Dr. Martin Mendelson helps us G.R.O.W. (DHD47)
13:22

Dental Hacks Nation, welcome to December! The Dental Hacks Daily is back!

Today we feature Dr. Martin Mendelson who is resident faculty of Spear Education. Martin is the "kickoff guy" for the "Treating the Worn Dentition" course at Spear and he likes to lead with a tool that helps  he calls "G.R.O.W." It's an acronym that helps you focus on how you can get past tasks that make you hesitate, like implementing new ideas in your practice that you've learned when you take CE!

Martin's Links:

Treating the Worn Dentition

Dec 03, 2018
Are You Coachable with Dr. Chris Bowman (DHP216)
01:18:16

Our guest for episode 216 is Dr. Chris Bowman! He's been on the Dental Hacks Daily and even recently gave us a terrific Clinical Hack of the Week a couple weeks back. But we just didn't think we had enough Chris Bowman, so we added 170% more Chris Bowman this episode! We cover a lot of topics including:

  • What are some of the things Chris learned early in his career that set him on the path to success?
  • Why does he feel so strongly that coaching can help dentists?
  • What makes a good coach and how do you find one?
  • Can someone have a "cosmetic only" practice and should they want to?
  • Why is it important to look at "how we've always done it?"
  • How can you choreograph your appointments to increase case acceptance?
  • Why didn't he invent the composite instrument of his dreams?

Chris's links:

Dental Insider

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" features tips from Chris, Jason and Alan on the dreaded closing of access openings in crowns that have had endodontic therapy through them!

#whyVoD? Because it's the best meeting you'll ever go to for networking. Come meet all of your internet pals at the funnest and most innovative dental meeting ever! 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. 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! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

We've been using a new cement in our offices and it's made by our friends at Bisco. It's called Theracem. It's a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts). My favorite thing about it is that it delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required. It's fluoride and calcium releasing and is pleasantly radioopaque on the x-ray. It's also super easy to clear. It's kind of perfect, really. Go check out Theracem from Bisco at dentalhacks.com/theracem!

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!

 

Our friends at Zirc want to help you up your organization game! Take for instance instrument storage and sterilization. They have an awesome solution that protects your expensive instruments from operatory to sterilization called the EZ Jett cassette. They come in all kinds of colors and sizes and fit most sterilizers. They're durable and made of an antimicrobial plastic to last and last! For the Dental Hacks Nation only...use coupon code DHEZ on the website for a "buy 4 of one, get another one free" deal! Go check out EZ Jett cassettes at dentalhacks.com/ez!

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: Lumafusion

Chris: Social Media Marketing Podcast with Michael Stelzner

Alan: It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work

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.

 

Nov 30, 2018
OG Brain Trust (DHP215)
01:38:48

The OGs[/caption]

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

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

The OG's links:

The Chicago Study Club

Links from the show:

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

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

#whyVoD? Well, the weather in Scottsdale in January is second to none. Our speaker line up is insane, featuring the likes of: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Danny Domingue, Dr. Cory Glenn and Dr. Baron Grutter sharing the stage and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! 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. 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! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/Spearonline! You won't be disappointed with the greatest CE and dental learning platform anywhere!

You'd like a flexible, yet simple bonding agent. One that works with all of your materials, doesn't need an activator to use with indirects, can be used as a self etch or total etch and gives virtually no post operative sensitivity. Look no further! Bisco has created All Bond Universal, the culmination of over 30 years of research. And it will meet all of your expectations! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/allbonduniversal!

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Dennis Hartlieb[/caption]

Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. And you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own easy chair! Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at dentalhacks.com/virtualcpr!

Everyone knows that Zirc's Crystal HD mirrors are the best and brightest mouth mirrors in dentistry. That's just a given. But when I heard about their double sided Crystal HD mirrors I wondered, why would you want such a creature? Then I realized that half the time I'm retracting the cheek or tongue with my mirror and that incredibly reflective surface could be reflecting light back into my operative field! That's why Zirc created the Crystal HD double sided mirror! Those folks at Zirc never miss a trick do they? Check them out at dentalhacks.com/doublesided and use coupon code DH5OFF for $5 off the 4 pack of double sided Crystal HD mirrors!

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: Bisco Theracem

Alan: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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

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

 

Nov 23, 2018
All Appliances are Sleep Appliances with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHP214)
01:39:29

Dr. Jeff Rouse[/caption]

Jason and Alan are joined by a repeat guest, Dr. Jeff Rouse! We've talked with Jeff about airway issues a bunch of times, yet this interview is really fresh and interesting. We think you'll like it a lot! In episode 213 we discuss:

  • What does he mean that "all appliances are sleep appliances?"
  • What has it been like to create all of this amazing content for Spear Education's online platform?
  • How is Jeff screening kids and adults for airway? (note: it's probably not what you think!)
  • What has he seen with regard to orthodontists coming around to treating airway in children?
  • Tips on building an airway team
  • How does the "Prevent, Control, Resolve" protocol work?

Jeff's links:

Spear Education

The Seattle Protocol

Links from the show:

Al's article in the November issue of Dental Economics: "7 tips to make anterior composites more predictable, profitable and fun"

 

[caption id="attachment_1065" align="alignleft" width="130"] Dr. Chris Bowman[/caption]

Our "clinical hack of the week" features an adjunct for Traxodent or other tissue conditioners. Dr. Chris Bowman explains how he uses a stiff bite registration material like Blue Mousse to make tissue conditioners work that much better!

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

Our friends at Bisco have created a product to help increase adhesion to zirconia, alumina and metal substrates. It's called Z-Prime Plus and you should check it out! It's easy to use and let's you bond zirconia, alumina and metal to teeth! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/z.

 

 

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Dennis Hartlieb[/caption]

Cosmedent embraces innovative CE options. We've interviewed Dr. Dennis Hartlieb a bunch of times on the show and you know that his course "CPR for the Worn Dentition" is top notch. You know what's even better? Taking it from home, at your own pace! Cosmedent's CEE now has "virtual" component that doesn't require you to travel and lets you learn from top educators in the comfort of your own home from a laptop, tablet or even your phone! You'll learn diagnosis, treatment planning, prototyping and even moving to final restorations in patients with worn dentitions. Go check out this innovative new program from Cosmedent at dentalhacks.com/virtualcpr!

CAD/CAM users...Zirc has got your CAD/CAM block storage needs covered! Zirc has created what they call the CAD/CAM "Block Locker." It comes in two different sizes anb it's a durable and well organized way to store your CAD/CAM blocks. It stores blocks safely and securely while making it a breeze to find what you're looking for. It's time to up your CAD/CAM storage game and Zirc's Block Locker is just the trick! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/blocklocker and use coupon code DHBLOCK for 10% off the large or small block locker!

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: Mindnode 5

Alan: Foamies by Piksters

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.

 

Nov 16, 2018
Amazing Practice Growth with Dr. Paul Etchison (DHP213)
01:20:23

Jason and Alan are joined by dentist/podcaster/author Dr. Paul Etchison! Paul is THAT guy! The one who did a startup about 10 years ago with two ops and doing his own hygiene that grew into a monster practice with multiple associates and specialists! In episode 213 we discuss:

  • How do you write a book?
  • Why start a podcast?
  • Should you have a backup autoclave or air compressor?
  • His story of small office to monster practice!
  • Al and Paul's experience in the Dominican Republic
  • How important is office culture? (hint: VERY)
  • What is a "virtual case review" and how has that increased big cases in Paul's office?
  • Al's chicken update

Paul's links:

Dental Practice Hero

Dental Practice Heroes Podcast

Links from the show:

Our "clinical hack of the week" feature a trick for closed tray implant impressions. You can't beat PTFE (teflon) tape! To keep impression material out of the impression coping ends you can wad teflon up kind of fat and gently pack it into the top. Keeps impression material out and is super easy to remove after you take the impression out of the mouth. Jason also suggests Tak model block from Great Lakes Orthodontics.

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

We've been using a new cement in our offices and it's made by our friends at Bisco. It's called Theracem. It's a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts). My favorite thing about it is that it delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required. It's fluoride and calcium releasing and is pleasantly radioopaque on the x-ray. It's also super easy to clear. It's kind of perfect, really. Go check out Theracem from Bisco at dentalhacks.com/theracem

Cosmedent is featuring a friend of the show in an amazing course this December! Dr. Bob Margeas is giving his course "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th. It's in the greatest classroom in all of dentistry, overlooking Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and it promises to bring your composite skills to a new level! Go check out the course at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas.

 

Mr. Thirsty One Step is a bite block and a tongue guard with built in suction. It's great for dentists and hygienists because it removes water spray, retracts the cheek and tongue and keeps the patient's mouth open all in one easy to use and disposable package. There are several options out there for these kind of mouth guards, so why is Mr. Thirsty better? First, it's all one piece there is nothing to sterilize or clean. Take it out of the package, use it, then toss it. Secondly, the bite block has a little less "give" than it's competitors, and in my hands...that's a plus. You should check out Mr. Thirsty at dentalhacks.com/mrthirsty and use the coupon code "TRIAL10" on the website for $10 off of a Mr. Thirsty One Step trial kit! This is a great deal on a great product, so go check it out!

"Implants-the Surgical/Restorative Connection" is being offered December 7-8th at the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale, AZ. If you act now, you can save $200 on your registration for this value packed course! It features Dr. Gregg Kinzer's restorative perspective and Dr. Jim Janakievski's surgical expertise to help you learn treatment planning, placement and restoration of implant restorations from simple to complex. Check it out and sign up at dentalhacks.com/spearimplants. You won't want to miss this one! 

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: mightynetworks.com

Paul: Time Meter app

Alan: Holy Ghost by John Sanford

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.

 

Nov 09, 2018
"C.R.E.W. You!" with Andre Shirdan (DHP 212)
01:22:42

Jason and Alan go "live to tape" for only the second time and this time we are joined by the one and only Andre Shirdan! Andre is a speaker, dental consultant and coach with a ton of good information and a great sense of humor! We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Here are a few things that we covered!

  • dentists (and the industry of dentistry) avoids change (how do you buys stamps?)
  • how did he learn about and where should dental teams learn about customer service (think Disney, Ritz Carlton and Chick-Fil-A)
  • What is C.R.E.W.? Where did it come from and how does it work?
  • how can we simplify perio treatment in our offices?
  • how he created the biggest Eaglesoft user's group on the internet
  • how has dentistry changed over his 30 years in the industry?

Andre's links:

The CREW Process

StatCK

Andre's Eaglesoft Field Guide

Links from the show:

Jason put up a killer "Clinical Hack of the Week" in the Dental Hacks Nation this week. Everyone has probably been in a situation where they started preparing a crown and realized that they didn't get a preoperative impression to create a provisional! JLips describes using a generic impression of a typodont and make a suck down in bleach tray material. It's soft enough to adapt over the patient and still held the anatomy of a tooth! #brilliant

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

We'd like to welcome a new sponsor to the Dental Hacks Podcast. Bisco Dental has been creating innovative dental product for a long time and we appreciate their support! We all run into deep cavity preps. It happens often enough that we really need to have a strategy for it. Do you place a liner? If so, what kind? Do these liners really do anything? And man...they are a pain to place! Enter Theracal LC. It handles just like a flowable composite. You place it right where you want it and then light cure it. You restore as you normal would over top of it. It’s just as simple as that. You get proven benefits of a liner. First, calcium release stimulates hydroxyapatite and secondary dentin bridge formation. It has an alkaline pH which promotes healing and it creates a protective seal. It’s radioopaque so you can see it on an x-ray. It’s got all the benefits you would look for in a liner, without all the hassle. Go check out Theracal LC at dentalhacks.com/theracallc. We think this is a tool you’ll be glad you have.

Nonstick instruments aren't always nonstick, right? Over time they become a bit stickier. And there is NOTHING more irritating than composite pull back on an instrument. Cosmedent has a sculpting resin that solves this problem without staining your composite. Check out HEMA-free "Brush and Sculpt" at dentalhacks.com/brushandsculpt. You may not need it for every case, but you'll be glad you have it for the cases that need it!

 

Everyone has those instruments that you’re glad to have, but maybe you don’t use them every day. Or maybe even every week. You paid a bunch for them and you want to take good care of them, but they don’t really fit in any particular regular set up or cassette. Our friends at Zirc have you covered! They have a product called the “Performance Tool Organizer.” It’s a compact cassette made for exactly these instruments! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/performance. Use coupon code DHPTO for a special “buy 4 get one free” deal! 

 

Listen up Dental Hacks Nation...Jason and I are heading to Spear Education! We’re going to be taking “Treating the Worn Dentition” on November 29th and 30th and the legendary Facially Generated Treatment Planning from December 1st to the 3rd. First, we’d like to invite you to come take Treating the Worn Dentition with us! There are a few spots left and you can find out more information at dentalhacks.com/worndentition if you want to check that out. But even better...we’re going to be interviewing some of the Spear Education rock stars while we’re there! We'll be doing “Ask Me Anything” segments with Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Steve Ratcliff and you can submit questions in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! 

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: pingdom.com

Andre: seatguru.com

Alan: DayQuil Severe Vapocool

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.

 

 

Nov 02, 2018
Dr. Erin Elliott on Dancing Dentists and Bus Tours (DHD46)
17:56

Dr. Erin Elliott joined the Dental Hacks for a lighthearted conversation at DS World 2018! Also sitting in on this impromptu Brain Trust is our friend Dr. Drew Byrnes.

Erin explained how the 3D Dentists Bus Tour went as well as her meet up with Dr. Rich Constantine, aka: the Dancing Dentist! This one was a fun one!

Erin's links:

3D Dentists

Erin's website

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectys! You can buy Reflectys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

 

Oct 31, 2018
Shane Simmons has some Google Maps Secret Sauce (DHD45)
18:17

Today's episode features Shane Simmons of Crimson Media Group. They are a company that helps dentists with marketing their practices. Shane is also the host of the "Nothing But the Tooth" podcast!

In today's episode Shane shares with us three easy things that can help your practice show up in the coveted Google Maps three pack! I'm not going to lie to you...I went ahead and made one simple change on my Google My Business page today and it was effortless!

Shane's links:

Nothing but the Tooth podcast

Crimson Media Group

Bright Local

Shane's email: ssimmons@crimsonmediagroup.com

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Even better, it's an "A+ nanocomposite at a C+ price!" Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectys! You can buy Reflectys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

 

Oct 29, 2018
Better ISN'T Out There with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas (DHP211)
01:20:08

When Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas joined us last year to talk about their new Dental Office Survival Manual it was one of the most downloaded episodes of the entire podcast! Well, they're back. And they're better than ever!

Mary Beth and Missy talked with Jason and Alan about how important it is to have a really well trained team and how it's an ongoing process. We discussed:

  • How hiring is becoming more of a struggle and it's getting WORSE rather than better
  • Strategies for hiring a great team member
  • Why employees and doctors get mad about each other and how to fix it (hint: it's about training)
  • Why delegating and allowing your team to work at the top of their training is best for everyone
  • Some innovative internal marketing strategies that involve the team

Missy and Mary Beth are a real resource for dentistry. They're offering a 10% discount by using the coupon code: hacks. (15% off if you include a photo of JLips in a Speedo)

Missy and Mary Beth's links:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Dental Support Specialists

Links from the show:

JLips did some decorating for fall at Brush Up Dental! This is what happens when someone accidentally drives their car into the front of your dental office! Who else but our very own JLips can turn this into a marketing moment?

The Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up! Keep your eyes on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we roll out huge names like: Dr. Jamison Spencer, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Erin Elliott and the most popular dental speaker of all time...Dr. Jason Lipscomb! The Voices of Dentistry will be at the DoubleTree resort on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets at www.voicesofdentistry.com right now.

DHN...you need to check out two amazing courses coming up at the CEE! First, our friend Dr. Corky Willhite is teaching his “Ultimate Esthetics” anterior composite course. Corky will be teaching this course on December 6th and 7th as well as May 23rd and 24th of 2019. If you’re interested you can find more information at dentalhacks.com/ultimate. Also coming up is Dr. Bob Margeas teaching Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice on December 14-15th which you can check out at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas. Two great courses in Downtown Chicago at the legendary CEE!

Everyone has those instruments that you’re glad to have, but maybe you don’t use them every day. Or maybe even every week. You paid a bunch for them and you want to take good care of them, but they don’t really fit in any particular regular set up or cassette. Our friends at Zirc have you covered! They have a product called the “Performance Tool Organizer.” It’s a compact cassette made for exactly these instruments! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/performance. Use coupon code DHPTO for a special “buy 4 get one free” deal! 

 

Listen up Dental Hacks Nation...Jason and I are heading to Spear Education! We’re going to be taking “Treating the Worn Dentition” on November 29th and 30th and the legendary Facially Generated Treatment Planning from December 1st to the 3rd. First, we’d like to invite you to come take Treating the Worn Dentition with us! There are a few spots left and you can find out more information at dentalhacks.com/worndentition if you want to check that out. But even better...we’re going to be interviewing some of the Spear Education rock stars while we’re there! We'll be doing “Ask Me Anything” segments with Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Gary DeWood and Dr. Steve Ratcliff and you can submit questions in the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook group! 

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: Z Prime Plus from Bisco

Alan: Adobe Audition 2019

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.

 

 

Oct 26, 2018
Dr. Drew Byrnes Thinks You Should Finance Your Patients (DHD44)
19:03

Dr. Drew Byrnes is back one more time! In today's episode Drew talks about his new "in house" financing software. Would you like to be able to offer more payment plans but not lose a large % to a third party? Drew's focus is on Fee for Service dentistry and he's found that offering his patients an easy payment plan attracts patients that are more likely to accept more comprehensive treatment plans! Drew's software administers the plan for you and helps you track everything you need to offer payment plans in house! Also worth noting...the first 100 offices to sign up receive a significant discount on the monthly fee!

Drew's links:

The Fee for Service Dentist podcast

Dental Financing Direct

Dental Membership Direct

The Chicago Study Club (use coupon code "chicagohacks")

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectys! You can buy Reflectys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

 

Oct 24, 2018
In Office Membership Plans with Dr. Drew Byrnes (DHD43)
23:27

We're featuring an entire week of Dr. Drew Byrnes! Not only is Drew building a new office, he's got some other really cool projects he's working on! One of them is called "Dental Membership Direct." Drew's focus is on Fee for Service dentistry and he's found that offering his patients a membership plan attracts patients that aren't focused on using dental benefits! Drew's software administers the plan for you and helps you track everything you need to track in your membership plan!

Drew's links:

The Fee for Service Dentist podcast

Dental Membership Direct

The Chicago Study Club (use coupon code "chicagohacks")

 

Our friends at Itena have a nanocomposite that you NEED to try! It's called Reflectsys. It's a universal composite that comes in compules or syringes, 16 shades and is satisfyingly radioopaque! Go find out more at dentalhacks.com/reflectsys! You can buy Reflectsys through the following dealers: DC Dental, Henry Schein, Benco, Dental Health Products and Pearson Dental. You can request a free sample by emailing Callie Schutt at callie.schutt@itena-na.com!

Komet has done it again! They've created the Cut, Finish and Polish kit for zirconia and lithium disilicate. You can cut it off, adjust it and polish it...all with one great kit! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/cutfinishpolish and take advantage of an amazing Komet discount! Buy $300 worth of our favorite Komet products on the website and use the coupon code "HACKS100" and receive $100 off your order!

Oct 22, 2018
Willy Nilly Build a Building with Dr. Drew Byrnes (DHP210)
01:28:17

We always enjoy talking with a fellow podcaster, so the Dental Hacks are excited to welcome Dr. Drew Byrnes to the show! Drew's podcast is called the Fee For Service Dentist Podcast and it's all about running a practice that is free from the confines of insurance! Now, that's not all unicorns and rainbows to be sure, but Drew talks about all the pros and cons of the FFS practice with a variety of guests every single week.

The other thing going on in Drew's life...he's building a new office! This is where we spend most of our time in the interview and we think it's an incredibly enlightening talk! In our interview with Drew we discuss:

  • The importance of understanding the lease when you buy a practice!
  • How important is it to work with a "dental only" design team?
  • How long will it take to build from start to finish and what, exactly does that entail?
  • Banks don't care about your feelings
  • What questions should you ask when building or renovating a space? What are the things you'll likely forget?

We'd like to thank Drew for being super honest and open about his experience and we promise to follow up with him as the process moves forward! In the mean time be sure to subscribe to the Fee For Service Dentist Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features another tip from Dr. Brian McGue! This time Brian gives us an idea on how to possibly avoid surgical extraction of upper molars using what he calls "the two handed extraction technique."

Sure the Voices of Dentistry meeting is going to have an amazing speaker line up, but did you know we're going to be doing karaoke on Friday night during the reception? Are you more Huey Lewis or AC/DC? Taylor Swift or 4 Non Blondes? Either way you can get your karaoke on 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!

Have you ever noticed that you tend to migrate toward specific instruments when you work with composite? I'll shoot straight with you...I have a tray full of really cool Cosmedent composite instruments, but I tend to use the Posterior Occlusal Contouring Instrument (small) and the Multi-use Composite Instrument in the posterior. And don't even talk to me unless you hand me the IPCL instrument in the anterior. But the good news is that Cosmedent makes all shapes and sizes and they're all titanium coated and non-stick! Find your favorite at dentalhacks.com/compositeinstruments

Zirc wants you to do better dentistry and they're doing their part by offering an amazing deal on their brand new 360 Isolation Power Pack! The Isolation 360 Power Pack is a complete kit of all of Zirc's isolation products in one awesome package! It includes Mr.Thirsty (both sizes), the Insti-Dam (Relaxed & Original), Pink Petal, Airway Armor, Lingua-Fix and SE Cushions. Even better...there is a guide that helps you decide what products work best in what situation! Go check out the 360 Isolation Power Pack at dentalhacks.com/360!

Do your patients have worn teeth? (OK. Yes. Dumb question.) Do you feel confident diagnosing and treating a worn dentition? (Tougher question, right?) Spear Education offers the most comprehensive and authoritative strategies for diagnosing and treating worn teeth. The seminar "Treating the Worn Dentition" is coming up on November 29th-30th at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing course at a solid (and rare) discounted price! Taught by Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jeff Rouse, it's a powerhouse seminar that is not to be missed! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/worndentition.

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: Instapage

Alan: The Dream

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.

 

 

Oct 19, 2018
Saddle Up with Victor Lembo of Salli USA (DHD42)
17:38

Jason and Alan met Victor Lembo of Salli USA at DS World in Orlando a few weeks back. Alan has been using Salli saddle chairs in the office for about 15 years but was really excited to see them at a dental meeting for the first time! Both Dental Hacks bought a Salli Sway chair at the meeting. Alan is ready to buy a second! Take a listen as Victor explains the companies philosophy and some of the options you can try with Salli seating!

Links from the show: 

Salli USA website

A small tragedy happened in my life. No one worry. I'm OK. I dropped my handpiece. It bent the only Jackie crown cutter that I had. So...I have to get some more. Whatever your favorite bur for cutting zirconia crowns is, throw it out. Get rid of it. Run, don't walk, to try this bur. A Jackie crown cutter in an electric handpiece with water spray cuts zirconia much like a cross cut fissure carbide cuts metal. Un. Freaking. Real. Get one. Now. Use the coupon code HACKS100 to save $100 off of an order. Check them out at: http://www.dentalhacks.com/jackie.

There is a lot of talk on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page about whether pit and fissure sealants are a good thing or not. Obviously it depends on how well they're done. We're here to tell you that Prevent Seal self etching pit and fissure sealant can help simplify a procedure that's often dumbed down for the wrong reasons. Go check out Prevent Seal by Itena at dentalhacks.com/preventseal. If you'd like to try a sample of Prevent Seal be sure to email us at info@dentalhacks.com and we'll make sure you get one!

Oct 17, 2018
Treating Ugly is Hard, Treating to Health is Easy with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHD41)
17:39

Jason and Alan were lucky enough to get a LOT of Dr. Jeff Rouse's time at DS World before he jumped on the "big stage." In today's epsiode he tells us about how airway affects pregnancy and new mothers as well as how jaw surgery can affect different types of patients. How do you make a referral to an oral surgeon for the type of surgery that may help airway patients? What's the difference between surgery for esthetics vs. airway? Tons of great information from one of our favorite guests!

Links from the show: 

"Sleep, Interrupted" by Dr. Stephen Park

There is a lot of talk on the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page about whether pit and fissure sealants are a good thing or not. Obviously it depends on how well they're done. We're here to tell you that Prevent Seal self etching pit and fissure sealant can help simplify a procedure that's often dumbed down for the wrong reasons. Go check out Prevent Seal by Itena at dentalhacks.com/preventseal.

A small tragedy happened in my life. No one worry. I'm OK. I dropped my handpiece. It bent the only Jackie crown cutter that I had. So...I have to get some more. Whatever your favorite bur for cutting zirconia crowns is, throw it out. Get rid of it. Run, don't walk, to try this bur. A Jackie crown cutter in an electric handpiece with water spray cuts zirconia much like a cross cut fissure carbide cuts metal. Un. Freaking. Real. Get one. Now. Use the coupon code HACKS100 to save $100 off of an order. Check them out at: http://www.dentalhacks.com/jackie.

Oct 15, 2018
Dr. August De Oliveira is #blessed (DHP209)
01:07:47

Jason and Alan sat down with Dr. August DeOliveira at last month's Dentsply Sirona world for a hilarious and informative interview! The talked about a lot of stuff:

[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="317"] Dr. August De Oliveira is a huge fan of dead trees.[/caption]

  • Al is thinking of starting a podcast and maybe a Facebook group. We'll see how that works out.
  • August's speaking career
  • 3D printing
  • Guided surgery
  • The magic number that marketing companies seem to charge no matter the results
  • Naming traditions in the De Oliveira family

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features a tip from our very own Dr. Jason Lipscomb! He's using the Acteon Piezotome Cube for extractions. He just started using it recently and is finding it to be less traumatic and more predictable.

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! We have an amazing line up featuring some amazing speakers like: Dr. August De Oliviera, Dr. Baron Grutter and Dr. Cory Glenn, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Jamison Spencer, Reese Harper CFP, Gary Takacs and a whole bunch more! It's time to book your room and buy your ticket at dentalhacks.com/vod!

Zirc is offering an amazing deal on their brand new 360 Isolation Power Pack. The Isolation 360 Power Pack is a complete kit of all our isolation products in one awesome package! It include Mr.Thirsty (both sizes), the Insti-Dam (Relaxed & Original), Pink Petal, Airway Armor, Lingua-Fix and SE Cushions. Go check out the 360 Isolation Power Pack at dentalhacks.com/360!

"Implants-the Surgical/Restorative Connection" is being offered December 7-8th at the Spear Education campus in Scottsdale, AZ. If you act now, you can save $200 on your registration for this value packed course! It features Dr. Gregg Kinzer's restorative perspective and Dr.Jim Janakievski's surgical expertise to help you learn treatment planning, placement and restoration of implant restorations from simple to complex. Check it out and sign up at dentalhacks.com/spearimplants. I don’t think you’re going to want to miss this one!

[caption id="attachment_1022" align="alignleft" width="284"] Dr. Bob Margeas will be teaching "Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th![/caption]

Cosmedent is featuring a friend of the show in an amazing course this December! Dr. Bob Margeas is giving his course "Practical Tips Using Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 14-15th. It's in the greatest classroom in all of dentistry, overlooking Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and it promises to bring your composite skills to a new level! Go check out the course at dentalhacks.com/bobmargeas.

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: Engageform

Alan: The Incisive Decisive podcast with Dr. Shaun Sellars and Dr. Colin Campbell

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.

 

 

Oct 12, 2018
Emily Brayman on Innovation in Dentistry (DHD40)
13:58

Alan had a chance to speak with Emily Brayman of Microcopy Dental. Emily talks about her product called "Dentalvation." It's a way for dentists that have ideas for new and innovative products to help develop them into reality. Emily tells the story of an upcoming product from Microcopy called "Proxi-chek." It's a specialized indicating paper that helps dentists mark interproximal contacts prior to cementation of crowns. It's a brilliant little product and a classic "why didn't I think of that." If you have an idea for a new dental product, you should get in touch with Emily and take a look at the Dentalvation website!

Today is the last day to save $300 on registration for the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit!

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!

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.

Oct 10, 2018
Buying Hot Scanners on eBay with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver (DHD39)
13:06

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!

Oct 08, 2018
Photography and Collegiality with Dr. Bob Winter (DHP208)
01:22:51

The Dental Hacks had the chance to talk with another of Spear Education's faculty members! Dr. Bob Winter joined us to talk about a variety of topics including:

  • The value of learning dental technology and doing lab work
  • How working with friends and colleagues has made dentistry much more rewarding and fun
  • Why photography is so important and why it doesn't have to be that complicated
  • The importance of magnification
  • What one thing would Bob do for dentistry if he had a magic wand

Links from the show:

Our clinical hack of the week features a tip stolen from Dr. Jason Smithson off an undisclosed Facebook group. If you use polyvinyl for provisional matrices, place a bead of flowable or blockout resin around the gingival of the tooth prior to making the matrix for fat, easily trimmed provisional margins.

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Do your patients have worn teeth? (OK. Yes. Dumb question.) Do you feel confident diagnosing and treating a worn dentition? (Tougher question, right?) Spear Education offers the most comprehensive and authoritative strategies for diagnosing and treating worn teeth. The seminar "Treating the Worn Dentition" is coming up on November 29th-30th at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing course at a solid (and rare) discounted price! Taught by Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Jeff Rouse, it's a powerhouse seminar that is not to be missed! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/worndentition.

 

Zirc's Crystal HD mirror is simply the best dental mirror money can buy. It's made with a special process and reflects a ton more light than any mouth mirror you've used. In fact, it reflects 40% more light! More light means you can see more and better. Zirc is offering a special deal on their website. Order a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors and they'll throw in a Mirror Magic trial kit for free! Use coupon code "DHMM" with your order for the free Mirror Magic trial kit! See more details at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

I recently had a talk with a friend of mine that's looking for a new provisional material. I told him about my favorite, MirrorImage from Cosmedent. He's interested, but isn't sure what shade to get because the case he's thinking of is pretty bright. I told him that Cosmedent has him covered. Right now, if you buy 2 of their 10mL syringes of MirrorImage and use the coupon code "free," they'll throw in an extra syringe! So you can try A1, B1 and Bleach! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage.

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: Bellus3d app for iPhone

Alan: Samsung Smartthings Mesh Wifi

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.

 

 

Oct 05, 2018
Dr. Russell Kirk on the Dark Side of Social Media (DHD38)
13:57

Dr. Russell Kirk of the Business of Dentistry podcast and ownR magazine joins Alan to talk about the negative aspects of social media and what they're doing to try and limit the time suck. 

Russell's links:

ownR magazine

The Business of Dentistry podcast

It's time to buy your tickets for the Voices of Dentistry podcast summit at the Doubletree Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go check it out at www.voicesofdentistry.com and save $300 on your ticket before October 10!

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!

Oct 03, 2018
When to Buy a Car and other Secrets of Retail Sales with Adam McWethy (DHD37)
25:39

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!

Oct 01, 2018
Dr. Craig Spodak is Bulletproof (DHP207)
01:15:42

Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with "bestselling author" Dr. Craig Spodak! He's also co-host of The Bulletproof Dental Practice podcast and a very successful practice owner in Del Ray Beach (not Miami), Florida! We talk with Craig about:

  • creating a practice that incorporates the good stuff of dental school (working with colleagues, collaboration) without the hazing
  • Leadership
  • How a GP does huge numbers on two clinical days per week
  • Craig's new book: "The Bulletproof Practice" and their upcoming "Bulletproof Summit" on October 12-13 in Atlanta!
  • Mom jokes

Craig is a blast. He's smart and super funny and we loved seeing him at Dentsply Sirona World 2018!

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Some people find Itena's Dentotemp to be a little too much hold. Maybe you've got a super retentive prep or splinted temps. Or maybe you know that your provisional won't be there for very long and you don't want to struggle to remove it. Don't worry...Itena's got you covered! Provitemp is Dentotemp's little brother. It's got a less firm hold with a great eugenol-free formulation! Check out Provitemp at dentalhacks.com/provitemp.

Are you sending patients home with sleep appliances? Retainers? Aligners? Dentures? What if they have a question or problem? What if they want to contact you to make an appointment? Why not send them home with a custom container for their appliance with your logo, email, phone number or whatever identifier you like? Our friends at Zirc make this easy with design tools on their website or you can have them design it for you! You can save 10% off of your order when you use the coupon code DH10OFF at dentalhacks.com/boxes!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignleft" width="256"] Dr. Matt Costa teaching at the Cosmedent CEE[/caption]

Dr. Matt Costa has been on the podcast a bunch of times. He's an amazing clinician and a really nice guy. Also...he's giving a really cool course at the Cosmedent CEE on November 1-2 this year! It's called "Mastering Morphology: the Foundation of Aesthetics." He's covering the fundamentals, and it's going to make you a better dentist! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mattcosta!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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: Dr. Death

Alan: Microcopy Minnow Hi-Gloss cup

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.

 

 

Sep 28, 2018
Treating Sleep as a Team with Michael Cowen (DHD36)
14:48

Alan sat down with Michael Cowen of Awaken 2 Sleep to talk treating sleep apnea in the dental office. It turns out that the offices having the most success with incorporating sleep into their practice make it a "team sport." Michael discusses why the team needs to be on board and how to get them there! We also talk about the brand new Sleep Hero Network...a resource and online social network for teams that are treating sleep apnea!

Michael's links:

Awaken 2 Sleep

Sleep Hero Network

Jon Cowan singing "Calling Baton Rouge" with the New Grass Revival

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!

Sep 26, 2018
The Dental Hacks talk reviews with Logan from Podium! (DHD35)
13:48

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!

 

 

Sep 24, 2018
10x Your Brain Trust! (DHP206)
02:00:32

Jason and Alan spent 3 days podcasting from the Spear Education booth at Dentsply Sirona World. Because the Dental Hacks are all about value, today's episode includes not one, but TWO amazing Brain Trusts recorded with a bunch of all stars in a double length podcast episode! We're here to 10x your podcasting experience!

The first Brain Trust features Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O'Bryan. They're best buddies and both of them are CEREC rock stars! Highlights include:

  • Rich's experience and tips on starting a study club
  • How to bring in an associate
  • Dental school horror stories from mid-90's University of Minnesota

The second Brain Trust features podcast newcomer Dr. Mike Skramstad (CERECdoctors rock star!), Dr. Craig Spodak (of the Bulletproof Dental Practice) and Dr. August de Oliveira (of Digital Enamel) in a hilarious round table including:

  • Will impression material ever be obsolete?
  • What's coming down the pipeline for CEREC (hint...it involves hovercrafts)
  • Firewalking with Anthony Robbins
  • Craig's new book: "The Bulletproof Practice"

You're going to love this double length episode. And if you don't, we're happy to give you a full refund! That's how we 10x your podcasting!

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $300 off the normal ticket price!

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Ray Morse discussing how he modifies a bite stick for perfect crown seats! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to info@dentalhacks.com and we’ll feature you on the show!

Do you want amazing hold for your provisionals? Do you want super healthy tissue for final cementation? It's time to switch to Dentotemp for your provisional cement. Itena is offering an amazing "buy two get one free" when you mention the code "DENTOHACKS" to your dealer when you order! Check out Dentotemp at dentalhacks.com/dentotemp!

It's time for the ZOBE experience! You can try a bunch of Zirc's amazing organizational products in the comfort of your own office! Plus, they're throwing in 10% off of their color coding products just for going through the ZOBE process with a Zirc Efficiency Expert! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/zobe!

Cosmedent makes a dual cured core material that cures hard, cuts like a dream and won't gouge! It was designed by the one and only Dr. Bob Margeas to make restorative dentistry better and more predictable! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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: Podium for reviews

Alan: Salli sway 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 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.

 

 

Sep 21, 2018
Dr. Bruce Baird and Charlie Brown on Automated AR (DHD34)
18:13

In today's episode I sit down with the legendary Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Compassionate Finance and Charlie Brown who is the brains behind a new product from Compassionate Finance called Abella. We talk about how dental offices can automate their billing and collections process. How does never sending another statement sound?

Bruce and Charlie's links:

Compassionate Finance

Abella AR

The Productive Dentist Academy

Be sure to check out the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit 2019! Get your ticket before October 10th for $300 off an already amazingly inexpensive CE and podcasting extravaganza!

Our friends at Komet USA have made polishing composite simpler and faster with their ingenious "Footsie" polishers! They want you to try them and are giving an amazing discount! 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! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/footsie

Sep 19, 2018
Dr. Jeff Rouse on Airway in Children and Young Adults (DHD33)
18:01

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

You should try the new "Deep Purple" burs from Komet USA! They're really fast, really smooth and they last a really long time! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple and take advantage of their amazing online deal! Use the coupon code "HACKS 100" on $300 of any Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or their denture adjustment kit and you'll get $100 off your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! 

 

Sep 17, 2018
All TMJ Patients Are NUTS with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP205)
01:32:20

Episode 205 features the triumphant return of fan favorite, Dr. Jamison Spencer! Last episode we conquered sleep dentistry and airway problems. In today's episode, we tackle TMD!

A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205:

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

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $30

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

Itena Clinical Products has a huge variety of products. One our favorites is a one step diamond polisher called Perfect Polish. It can act like a finisher or a high shine polisher depending on the pressure you use! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/perfectpolish!

 Our friends at Zirc think you you check out another new product called the Pink Petal. It's an ingenious add on to a saliva ejector that turns it into a dental hygienists dream. Invented by a hygienist for efficiency...your team will love it! Zirc is giving you $5 off a 50 pack if you use the coupon code HACKS5 at dentalhacks.com/pinkpetal.

Cosmedent's founder, Dr. Buddy Mopper is giving his course "Surf the Composite Wave" on October 12-14 and the one and only Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago! But wait...there's more! Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Dennis Hartlieb is going to be teaching there too! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two Cosmedent legends in one place and you'll get twice the instructor face time as you normally would! Don't miss this opportunity! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/compositewave!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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 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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Aqualizer

Alan: Offtime app

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

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

 

Sep 14, 2018
Dr. Russell Kirk on changing dental publishing (DHD32)
13:26

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!

Sep 12, 2018
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on the Future of Digital Dentistry (DHD31)
13:32

Today Alan talks with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about where digital dentistry is going. In about 10 minutes we talk about mills, software scanners, the whole shebang. This is a really quick overview about the state of the art for digital dentistry!

Shawn's links:

Shawn's mill (aka MegaMan) is an Arum Truemill

Exocademy.net

Medit i500 intraoral scanner

We're really digging the Deep Purple burs from Komet USA! They're really fast, really smooth and they last a really long time! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple and take advantage of their amazing online deal! Use the coupon code "HACKS 100" on $300 of any Deep Purple burs, Footsie polishers or their denture adjustment kit and you'll get $100 off your order as well as your choice of 2 Cerabur instruments! 

 

Sep 10, 2018
Stuff We Should Have Done Sooner (DHP204)
01:18:25

In episode 204 Jason and Alan explore some really great audience questions in another "grab bag" episode. Interestingly, the Dental Hacks recorded this episode in "one take" by recording it live to tape! We answer questions/topics from emails and the Dental Hacks Nation and there were a bunch of them! Here's a few:

  • What are some of the highs of your career so far?
  • What are some things you would have done sooner?
  • Is it OK to take CE that you won't really use?
  • Should you buy dental implants in bulk?
  • What ingredients turn a thread on the Dental Hacks Nation into a dumpster fire?
  • Jason tells us a little bit about selling one of his practices

Links from the show:

Dentotemp from Itena (dentalhacks.com/dentotemp). It's final cement for implants. It's the favorite provisional cement of the Dental Hacks! 

The Voices of Dentistry will be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26! Go buy your tickets before October 10 for $30

Clinical Hack of the Week: rubber dam placement a la Dr. Thomas Taha.

Hedy rubber dam

Our friends at Zirc think you you check out their new product, which is called "Airway Armor." They're giving you a great deal on their trial kit...10% off if you use the code 10OFFDH at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor.

(I'd like to apologize to any Norwegian/Minnesotan listeners. I mistakenly described lutefisk as lefse. For this, I cannot apologize enough.)

Cosmedent Renamel Nano+ is as close to a perfect "universal" composite. Go check out the composite that polishes so beautifully you'll think it's a microfill, but is strong enough to make a perfect posterior composite! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/nanoplus. They're offering 15% off using the code "nanoplus!"

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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 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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sling Studio Hub

Alan: Amazon Kindle Oasis

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

 

 

 

Sep 07, 2018
Dr. Chris Bowman on Refining Your Marketing Message (DHD30)
11:24

Jason is joined by Dr. Chris Bowman to talk about marketing. In this quick but brilliant conversation they explain that a very specific message is going to move people much better than a generic message!

Chris's links:

www.dentalsuccess365.com

Voices of Dentistry 2019...get your tickets before October 10, 2018 for $300 off!

If you adjust acrylic at all, you need to try the Denture Adjustment Kit from Komet USA! You can find out more and get an amazing deal at dentalhacks.com/dentureadjustment

Sep 05, 2018
Guerilla Marketing with Michael Arias (DHD29)
18:49

Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast joins Alan again to talk about some aspects of marketing that are often overlooked. Michael's specialty is "ground marketing" and he tells us what it is and how dentists can use it to bring new patients into the practice inexpensively! They dig into taking advantage of apartment complexes and creating relationships that are inexpensive and can really pay off!

Michael has a course that's about to be released and you can find more information at his website! Also...go check out the Dental Marketer Podcast!

Our friends at Komet USA have a bur block you really need to try. If you adjust removable appliances, the Komet Denture Adjustment Kit is just the thing! You can do gross adjustment all the way to final polish without leaving the operatory and you can do it in record time! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/dentureadjustment.

Sep 03, 2018
"You Do Have Those Patients in Your Office" with Adam McWethy (DHP203)
01:21:24

Jason and Alan are joined again by Adam McWethy of Spear Education. When asked "what is it that you actually do here" Adam has some stories to tell. What does all that Spear/Cerecdoctors stuff look like to a guy who isn't a dentist, but works closely with all the amazing clinicians out there? It's an interesting, funny and somewhat profane look at dental CE and dentists who are trying to do better!

Some links from the show: 

Spear Education Online

The Seattle Protocol

This week's Clinical Hack of the Week is from JLips himself. Jason's been studying up on Dr. Jeff Rouse's "Seattle Protocol" using the Mytap device to help develop a treatment plan for adult airway treatment! He's also using Thermacryl beads, which is how he makes his provisionals, to reline these devices.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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 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!

The courses offered by Cosmedent in Chicago are second to none! They have a new course called "Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations" taught by Dr. Dipesh Parmar! Check out the course at dentalhacks.com/dipeshparmar and check out Dr. Parmar in these videos!

 Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dialogflow

Alan: "Brown noise" on the Amazon Echo

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

 

Aug 31, 2018
Dr. Bart Schultz asks, "are you going to be mad at me if?" (DHD28)
14:46

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.

Aug 29, 2018
Dr. Lance Timmerman's airway journey (DHD27)
15:05

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

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.

Aug 27, 2018
The Brain Trust on Restorative Hygienists and Midlevel Providers (DHP202)
01:15:48

This is an episode that's been a long time in the making! Alan is joined by the co-hosts of "A Tale of Two Hygienists," a podcast focusing on dental hygiene! If you haven't heard the show, you should check it out! We recorded these interviews at the Chicago Midwinter last February and this found footage is pretty great!

For the first half of the interview Andrew Johnson and his brother Mike Johnson tell Alan all about how "restorative hygiene" works. This is a style of hygiene practice that you might not be familiar with, but these guys really get it and they've got lots to say about it!

Then Michelle joins us to talk about midlevel providers of all types and where dental hygiene fits into all of it. These hygienists are passionate about their profession and they've got some interesting viewpoints!

Some links from the show: 

Tepe USA

"A Tale of Two Hygienists" on iTunes

This week's Clinical Hack of the Week is from Dr. Brian McGue. He gives us a tip about how to create solid interproximal contacts in posterior composites in rotated or "long reach" situations. He mentioned the PerForm contact instrument by Garrison Dental.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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.comGo 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!

There's nothing better than when a good product is made EVEN better! Our favorite provisional material, Mirror Image, just got even better! It's now available in 50mL cartridges or 10mL syringes to fit everyone's restorative style and tray! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage!

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: "Adjusting and Polishing Zirconia Restorations" by Dr. Bob Winter on Spear Education online

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

 

Aug 24, 2018
Michelle Strange on Missionary Dental Work (DHD26)
10:00

Jason is joined by Michelle Strange of the "A Tale of Two Hygienists" podcast! They talk about how Michelle got involved with doing mission work and dental professionals can find organizations to work volunteer with.

Michelle's Links:

OneWorld Health

A Tale of Two Hygienists website

The CeraBur from Komet is like nothing you've ever used! Better visualization for caries removal will change the game for you! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/CeraBur!

Aug 22, 2018
Dr. Gina Dorfman on managing your team and creating systems (DHD25)
11:33

Jason had a chance to talk with Dr. Gina Dorfman, the creator of Yapi! Everyone knows that dental offices need systems, but no one ever talks about how to create them...until now! Gina and Jason dive deep on how to create systems and how to involve your team in building them!

Gina's links:

Yapi Paperless Dental Software

Check out the Cerabur from Komet USA! It's a ceramic round bur for your slow speed and it's a whole new experience in caries removal! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cerabur!

 

Aug 20, 2018
The Fine Line Between Overtreatment and Negligence with Dr. Ricardo Mitrani (DHP201)
01:18:36

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani. Dr. Mitrani is a member of the resident faculty of Spear Education. He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and did his prosthodontic residency at the University of Washington. He was a classmate of one of our previous guests, Dr. Gregg Kinzer.

In today's episode we range widely over patient communications, what patients understand about the treatment we offer and how we can thread the needle between our patient's perceptions of overtreatment and negligence. We think you'll really enjoy our conversation and you'll be seeing lots more of Ricardo!

Links from the show:

Clinical Hack of the Week: Dr. Georg Benjamin from Berlin, Germany tells us how he uses air abrasion to help him find canals in endodontic access preparations! Here are some photos:

[caption id="attachment_856" align="alignleft" width="1201"] before using air abrasion[/caption][caption id="attachment_857" align="alignleft" width="1269"] after air abrasion[/caption][caption id="attachment_858" align="alignleft" width="1201"] final access preparation[/caption]

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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.comGo 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!

Dr. Dipesh Parmar is coming to the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago and he's focusing on anterior composite restorations! If you're looking to up your anterior composite layering game, this is the course for you! Go check out "Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations" at dentalhacks.com/DipeshParmar!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Biohorizons Overdenture attachments

Alan: Three Men and a Tenor, "25"

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

Aug 17, 2018
Dr. Bart Schultz on the pros and cons of big case dentistry (DHD24)
15:06

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.

Aug 15, 2018
Michael Arias on Ground Marketing (DHD23)
14:10

Today Alan is joined by Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast. Michael's specialty is "ground marketing" and he tells us what it is and how dentists can use it to bring new patients into the practice inexpensively!

Michael has a course that's about to be released and you can find more information at his website! Also...go check out the Dental Marketer Podcast!

Check out Komet USA's line of "Deep Purple" extra course crown preparation burs. Super fast, super smooth and really long lasting! And...they're giving listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast an amazing deal! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple

Aug 13, 2018
The Brain Trust on Bonding and Composites (DHP200)
01:13:16

Jason and Alan are joined by a panel of experts to talk about bonding and composite restorations! Our Brain Trust panel consists of podcasting rock star Dr. Joshua Austin of the Working Interferences podcast, Dr. Marc Geissberger and Dr. Adam Hodges!

We delve into everything about bonding in this round table! Some highlights:

  • How should we treat composite differently than other materials?
  • What's better about composite now than 10-15 years ago?
  • The evolution of bonding systems...is simpler better?
  • Total etch vs. selective etch vs self etch
  • How can you maximize enamel engagement in your preps?
  • What are the properties of newer composites, including the newer bulk fills?
  • How do you evaluate information about materials? Who is a good source of information?

If you have any questions for us or for our panel of experts, drop us a line at info@dentalhacks.com!

Links from the show:

Premier Dental Two Striper 204.3.5f (for occlusal preparations)

Josh Austin's article on Instagram: Porn for Your Practice: Make Yourself Miserable with Social Media

3M Filtek One (bulk fill)

3M Filtek Supreme Ultra

The "weapons grade" 3M Deep Cure S

Clinical Hack of the Week: adjusting occlusion when you aren't changing the bite.

Almore Shimstock

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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.comGo 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!

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.

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: Dreamland: The True Tale of American's Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones

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

Aug 10, 2018
The Voices of Dentistry 2019 registration is open!
25:00

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur Podcast and Dr. Justin Moody of the Dentists, Implants and Worms podcast to announce that registration for the Voices of Dentistry 2019 is now open!

Go register at voicesofdentistry.com right this very second! $300 Deep Discount Savings if you sign up right now!

The Voices of Dentistry is the most innovative and fun dental meeting in the world! It will be held at the DoubleTree resort in Scottsdale, AZ on January 25-26th of 2019! We expect the rooms to sell out quickly, so go register and get your room today!

Aug 10, 2018
Dr. Drew Byrnes and Dr. Bethany Piziks-Gareiss (DHD22)
13:17

Today the Dental Hacks are joined by two guests talking about two disparate, yet awesome topics!

Jason was joined by Dr. Drew Byrnes of the Fee For Service Dentist podcast to answer the ever tricky question, "do you take my insurance?" Alan was joined by Dr. Bethany Piziks-Gareiss of Braveheart Equine Coaching to talk about helping dentists and dental teams with burnout, stress and anxiety using horses!

Drew's links:

The Fee For Service Dentist Podcast

The Fee For Service Dentist Facebook group

Bethany's links:

Braveheart Equine Coaching

www.dentistsindistress.com

Check out Komet USA's line of "Deep Purple" extra course crown preparation burs. Super fast, super smooth and really long lasting! And...they're giving listeners of the Dental Hacks podcast an amazing deal! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/deeppurple

Aug 08, 2018
Dr. Lance Timmerman on prioritizing your CE (DHD21)
12:40

Dr. Lance Timmerman of the Working Interferences podcast joins Alan to talk about prioritizing the continuing education that you take. A lot depends on how new you are and how much your budget allows for travel, but Lance Timmerman, a certified CE junkie weighs in on the best way to get a great bang for your buck!

We'd like to welcome our newest advertiser, Komet USA to the Dental Hacks Daily! Go check out their amazing 400 page catalog at dentalhacks.com/kometcatalog!

Aug 06, 2018
Wait Until They Ask with Dr. Gary DeWood (DHP199)
01:19:56

Jason and Alan had a chance to visit Spear Education last month. One of the amazing people that they were able to interview while they were visiting was Dr. Gary DeWood. Gary's list of accomplishments in dentistry is long. He's been at Pankey and he's a founder at Spear Education. He still teaches some of the foundational courses at Spear (Facially Generated Treatment Planning anyone?) but now spends more time with Spear Practice Solutions, the coaching and consulting arm of Spear Education.

Our discussion ranged all over the place, but one shocker was Gary's explanation of why he stopped doing case presentations! Other highlights of our conversation include:

  • How is a dental office like a pirate ship? (Arrrrr!)
  • Hygiene scheduling and the illusion of scarcity
  • Dashboards and using big data
  • What's the best way to dive into Spear Education

You're going to love this interview! If you have any questions for us or for Gary, drop us a line at info@dentalhacks.com!

Links from the show:

In episode 199 we introduced a new segment we're calling the "Clinical Hack of the Week!" Here we share something that solves a problem or is working for us on a day to day basis! We'll share any materials, etc. that might make your life a little easier and how we use them. But better than that...we're hoping that you members of the Dental Hacks Nation will share your clinical hacks with us!

Tak Model Block

Spear Education

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 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 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!

Cosmedent has been supporting the show from the very beginning. And guess what...they're back. We'd like to thank the folks over at Cosmedent for their continued support. Pink opaque bailed me out of a tough spot again...you need to check out pink opaque and all their amazing opaques and tints at dentalhacks.com/pink.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dental Practice Ninjas (Andy "Grover" Cleveland)

Alan: Electra Townie bicycle

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

Aug 03, 2018
The Dental Hacks Greatest Hits vol. 8: The Brain Trust on "Herodontics"
01:12:31

Alan is joined by an all star Brain Trust panel to discuss when you should and when you shouldn't bend over backwards to save a tooth. Or teeth. It's cringeworthy and funny. Alan is joined by endodontist Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Paul Amato, Dr. Ayesha Zaruhullah and Dr. Will Wyatt!

We'll be back next week with an all new episode!

Jul 27, 2018
The Dental Hacks' Greatest Hits volume 7, Scott McDonald Knows Demographics
01:04:38

Scott McDonald is a dental demographics rock star and he joined the Dental Hacks podcast to explain all the stuff you think you know about demographics, but probably don't.

Scott owns "Doctor Demographics" and can help you with all kinds of demographics questions and queries. Go check out his website at www.doctordemographics.com!

Jul 20, 2018
The Dental Hacks Greatest Hits volume 6, "what would you do?"
01:06:21

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Will Wyatt, Dr. Jason Luchtefeld and Dr. Richard Weber as they answer the question that everyone is asking...what would you do?

Jul 13, 2018
Dental Hacks Podcast Greatest Hits volume 5, crazy patients edition
59:29

Join Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. David Scardella, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Andy Hayes as they explore the craziest things patients have said and done in their office! This classic Brain Trust was first presented over two episodes and is now in its entirety! Enjoy! 

Jul 06, 2018
Dr. Bill Linger, president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (DHD20)
09:09

Alan is joined by Dr. Bill Linger, a microscope using dentist and president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry!

Bill's links:

AMED annual meeting in Philadelphia (September 28-30th 2018)

Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry website

Jul 04, 2018
Dr. Jason Goodchild of Premier Dental (DHD19)
21:09

Dr. Jason Goodchild is back (after being invaded by a Jedi master) to tell Jason and Alan about some of the innovations happening at this vibrant company! This was recorded at the Chicago Midwinter at the Premier booth...we thank them for having us! Something interesting about Premier is that not only do they have a lot a products that everyone is familiar with (Triple Tray, Hemodent, etc.), they are also the manufacturer! JLips pitches the idea of the "Dental Hacks Cone of Silence," a soundproof dental mask. Coming soon?

Jason's links:

Premier Dental 

PremierAir instruments

Jul 02, 2018
DSOs for Dummies with Brian Colao (DHP198)
01:30:41

Jason and Alan are joined by Brian Colao of Dykema's Dental Service Organizations Industry Group to talk about all things DSO. Brian is involved with the creation and maintenance of DSOs all over the country and this makes him specifically knowledgeable about one of the hottest topics in dentistry today. We start with the basics: "what is a DSO?" all the way to looking at the future of dentistry and what role DSOs play. This is a fascinating conversation...you don't want to miss it!

Links from the show:

Dykema's 5th Annual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations (use coupon code "dentalhacks" on registration for $300 off!)

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!

I was just talking to my best friend from dental school who took the posterior course with me in Tacoma...it's changed the way he does composite restorations. It can do that for you, too. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/learningcenter.

The Zirc Crystal HD Mirror...if you try it, you'll never go back. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Cosmedent has been supporting the show from the very beginning. In fact...the whole idea for this podcast was kind of hatched at a Cosmedent course in September 2013. Go check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence and all of their courses at dentalhacks.com/cee. Maybe you'll have a great idea there, too!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Dental's Enamel Pro Prophy paste and PremierAir instruments

Jason: By the Numbers by Addison Killeen DDS

Alan: Amazon Fire TV Cube

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

Jun 29, 2018
Elvis Dahl and Barb Wojdan CDT from the "Voices from the Bench" podcast (DHD18)
17:37

Today Alan is joined by Barb Wojdan and Elvis Dahl, two lab technicians that put together a podcast about the dental lab industry! They tell us about their podcast as well as simple things that dentists can do to make better lab outcomes! (hint...get your camera out).

Elvis and Barb's links:

Voices from the Bench Podcast

Jun 27, 2018
Dr. Bryan Laskin and Suzanne Robinson (DHD17)
13:44

Episode 17 features Jason being joined by Dr. Bryan Laskin to talk about what kind of old technology is dragging your office down and Suzanne Robinson discusses how the wrong kind of self talk can really bring down your morale and affect your life. 

Bryan's links:

www.hungrydino.com

OperaDDS

OperaVR

The Operatory podcast

Sue's links:

www.practicewithhonor.com

suzanne@practicewithhonor.com

Jun 25, 2018
The Brain Trust on vacation (DHP197)
01:20:57

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

Jun 22, 2018
Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Jason Goodchild at the Chicago Midwinter (DHD16)
16:49

Jason and Alan are joined by "the Denture Queen" herself, Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Jason Goodchild of Premier Dental! They talk about dentures, digital impressions, border molding and lab day among other things!

Valerie's links:

The Denture Queen's Instagram

Valerie's upcoming courses

Jason's links:

Premier Dental's website

 

Jun 20, 2018
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on opiate prescribing (DHD15)
19:54

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

 

Jun 18, 2018
Who is an expert with Dr. Tarun Agarwal (DHP196)
01:20:40

The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Tarun Agarwal! T-Bone weighs in on lots of stuff in this entertaining and wide ranging conversation!

Tarun (T-Bone) Agarwal join Jason and Al to talk about all kinds of great stuff. For instance:

  • How is T-Bone using social media, video, podcasting and blogging to reach his audience?
  • How do you know what experts you can trust?
  • How will dental practices look in 5-10 years?
  • How can you turn your office into a bunch of "sub-specialty" offices using your team and appointing "champions" to run them?

Tarun always has actionable stuff for dentists at all levels. We're glad he likes coming on the show and we think you will be, too!

Some links from the show:

T-Bone Speaks Facebook page (best place to see Tarun's amazing new videos!

T-Bone Speaks podcast

3D Dentists

Feedly

Pocket

Instapaper

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!

Biofilm is a problem. In fact, it's THE problem. The Biofilm Blaster from Bioclear along with their two-toned disclosing solution will make your dentistry better and more long lasting. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/blaster

You've worked hard on creating your office's brand. If you send home any appliances in a box (dentures, retainers, aligners), you need to check out Zirc's imprinted denture and retainer boxes! See more at dentalhacks.com/boxes.

Most dentists are making provisionals all day every day. We've been using MirrorImage from Cosmedent for some years and we're still using it! It has amazing detail, trims easily and has a minimal exotherm for patient comfort. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

 Jason: KingSumo viral giveaway app 

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

Alan: Berman Instruments #14 rubber dam clamp

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

Jun 15, 2018
Tarah Grauer (DHD14)
12:30

Tarah Grauer of Henry Schein Dental Business Solutions joins Alan to talk about a new dental code (D0411, testing for A1C in the dental office) that you might be interested in looking into! 

Tarah's links:

Henry Schein Dental Business Solutions

Tarah's recent article in Dental Economics

 

Jun 13, 2018
Jeremy Henderson of Bioclear (DHD13)
13:16

Today's episode features an interview from the Voices of Dentistry 2018! Jeremy helps run Bioclear all over the world and we talk about what's new in products and education at Bioclear! 

Jeremy's links:

Bioclear

Jun 11, 2018
Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer on the future of dental CE (DHP195)
01:22:28

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.

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!

The first ever Dental Hacks Nation Bioclear posterior course was held last weekend and was a huge success! We had a great time and almost everyone involved signed up for the anterior course! What does that tell you...they were convinced by the Bioclear method! You will be too! Check out courses at the Bioclear Learning Center at dentalhacks.com/learningcenter!

No more soggy and disgusting gauze throat packs. It's time you switched to Airway Armor from Zirc! This brand new product will revolutionize your surgical protocols. Patients love it and you will, too! Order a trial kit from the Zirc website using the promo code hacks38 and you will get the Airway Armor intro kit for $38 (regular price $45)! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor

The very best way to close an access hole (screwmentable implants AND endodontic) is using Cosmedent's Pink Opaque! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/pink.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Periowise Periodontal Probes

Jason: BeadSmith 3mm Hooked Dimple Pliers

Alan: Ugly Delicious

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Jun 08, 2018
Dr. Jenine O'Malley (DHD12)
18:31

At the 2018 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Alan had a chance to talk with Dr. Jenine O'Malley about minimally invasive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in general. Dr. O'Malley (no relation to the Cosmedent O'Malley's :-) ). Listen to her answer the question: if you only have one Cosmedent product to get the best result...what is it?

Jenine's links:

Cosmedent Clinician Spotlight

Jenine's office website

Jun 07, 2018
Dr. Tracy Nguyen and Teresa Duncan (DHD11)
15:30

Today Jason is joined by Dr. Tracey Nguyen explaining specifically how she has built her airway team. Then Teresa Duncan explains how our chart notes can be written in "insurance-ese" that make insurance companies more likely to pay claims! 

Tracey's links: 

Tracey's pediatric screening questionnaire

Tracey's adult screening questionnaire

Tracey's one page referral sheet

Teresa’s links:

Odyssey Management

Jun 06, 2018
Dr. Fred Peck (DHD10)
14:28

Alan is joined by Dr. Fred Peck on the floor of the most recent AACD meeting! We talk about accreditation, the AACD meeting and how cosmetic dentistry has changed over the last several years. Also...will it ever become its own specialty?

Fred's links:

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Fred's practice website

Jun 05, 2018
Dr. Chris Bowman and Missy Fryer/Mary Beth Bajornas (DHD9)
16:08

Jason is joined by some all stars for episode #9! Dr. Chris Bowman give us some tips about helping patients recognize the seriousness of their dental problems using photography and communication skills. Then Jason talks with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas about how team members can learn to answer questions in a way that digs a little deeper. Such great stuff from some real friends of the show!

Chris's links: