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. You’ll get entertaining 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
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!

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

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

Links from the show:

Voices of Dentistry

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

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

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: WagoTrix matrix rings

Alan: Butcher Box

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

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

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

[caption id="attachment_1105" align="alignright" width="500"] Jason and Alan on stage at Spear Education, moments before they brought the hook[/caption]

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"

 

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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.

 

 

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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

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 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:

dentalsuccess365.com

Missy/Mary Beth's links:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Jun 04, 2018
Doing dentistry differently with Dr. David Bennett and Dr. Cristian Pavel (DHP194)
01:19:55

Alan talked with Dr. David Bennett and Dr. Cristian Pavel about their careers and the changes they're making to them as mid-career dentists.

Alan got to talk with some amazing folks at the AACD in Chicago last month and today's episode features two of those interviews. By any standard, Dr. David Bennett is an incredibly successful dentist. He's owned multiple practices and has been teaching full mouth rehab and cosmetic dentistry. Yet he felt like something wasn't quite right. He tells a compelling story about practicing the way you want to practice.

Dr. Cristian Pavel practices with his father (a dentist) and his mother (office manager). His career was kind of laid out for him, but after meeting Dr. Galen and Davina Detrik, he's changing course.

Both of these clinicians are participants in the Detrik's Disruptive Dental Collective. If you're looking for a change...this might be right up your alley!

Some links from the show:

Sleep Samurai (Doug Sakurai)

Jason's practice sales email: Jason@udba.biz (looking to buy and sell? Contact JLips!)

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!

Your new secret weapon for consistently great composite polish is Magic Mix from Bioclear! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/magicmix

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! The first three Dental Hacks listeners to order a trial kit from the Zirc website using the coupon code: hacks45 will get the kit for FREE! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/airwayarmor

Dr. Matt Costa is teaching "Mastering Morphology: The Foundation of Aesthetics" a Cosmedent in Chicago on November 2-3, 2018. Matt is a great guy and we've featured him on the Dental Hacks podcast on episode 60, episode 112 and episode 113! It turns out...he's an amazing teacher, too! Check out the course at dentalhacks.com/mattcosta.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

 Jason: Mango Voice

Alan: Vivobarefoot shoes

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the 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 01, 2018
Dr. Artie Volker and Laura Hatch (DHD8)
16:13

The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Artie Volker, this time to talk about finishing and polishing composites! Once we get past the horrible Sean Connery impersonations, there's some really good information there! Then Jason speaks with Laura Hatch about office systems. It's one thing to have an HR manual but it's a whole different ball game to implement systems throughout your practice!

Artie's links:

http://www.directoryofdentalspeakers.com/project/arthur-volker/

http://www.dentcaredentaloffice.com/arthur-volker.html

Laura's links:

Front Office Rocks!

May 31, 2018
Dr. Bryan Laskin and Dr. Bethany Piziks Gareiss (DHD7)
16:18

The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Bryan Laskin to talk about how he's using virtual reality technology to decrease patient anxiety similar to sedation and Dr. Bethany Piziks Gareiss joins Alan to talk about equine gestalt coaching specifically for dentists!

Bryan's links:

OperaDDS

OperaVR

The Operatory podcast

Bethany's links:

 

Braveheart Equine Coaching

Dentists in Distress Quiz

May 30, 2018
Dr. Chris Bowman and Dr. Tracey Nguyen (DHD6)
15:32

Today we’re joined by Dr. Chris Bowman discussing why it's important to always offer our best care to each patient and Dr. Tracey Nguyen explaining how she screens for airway issues in her practice. 

Chris's links:

dentalsuccess365.com

Tracey's links: 

Tracey's pediatric screening questionnaire

Tracey's adult screening questionnaire

Tracey's one page referral sheet

 

May 29, 2018
Teresa Duncan and Dr. Drew Byrnes (DHD5)
13:54

Today we’re joined by Teresa Duncan to talk about insurance contracts! Also joining JLips is friend of the podcast Dr. Drew Byrnes to talk about why aim to be Fee For Service?

TDunc’s links:

Odyssey Management

Drew's Links: 

Fee for Service (FFS) Podcast

May 28, 2018
Ask Us Anything (DHP193)
01:18:21

Jason and Alan try something new in episode 193. We told the Dental Hacks Nation to "ask us anything" and guess what...they did!

The Dental Hacks are doing all kinds of new things this week! In their first "live to tape" episode they talk about rolling out all kinds of new Dental Hacks goodness!

First, they discuss the roll out of the new Dental Hacks Daily podcast! The "DHD" comes out M-Th and offers a short, super focused episode feature two guests talking about a wide variety of topics! You can catch it on the regular Dental Hacks feed!

Then they talk about the new, improved Dental Hacks website! No longer just a place for podcast show notes (although there is that, too!), the website features daily posts from past guests, Brain Trust members and lots of other interesting dental people! We're talking practice management, clinical stuff and "life stuff," too. Add to that our own brand of dental satire (we call it Dental Shallots) and you've got the most entertaining and informative dental website ever!

Then we launch into our listener questions. Which were awesome. And hilarious. And informative! This one turned out so well, we're going to have to do it again sometime!

Links from the show:

Figs scrubs

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!

Mr. Thirsty is the isolation device with the best bite block, easiest placement and plain old most hygenic of all of them out there. And our friends at Zirc want you to try them out! Use coupon code hacks10 to get 10% off an intro kit! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/thirsty.

If you haven't tried Renamel Microfill in a compule...it's time you did! Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/microfill

If you're heating composite it's time you got the best heater in dentistry, the HeatSync from Bioclear. It's super well made, it holds all the composite you could use at the right temperature and it makes deploying composite an absolute breeze. Go check it out at dentalhacks.com/heatsync.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

The "cord and a half" technique featuring Knit Pak+ cord and Traxodent

 Jason: Localmed

Alan: Berman Instruments

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 25, 2018
Mary Beth Bajornas/Missy Fryer and Dr. Bryan Laskin (DHD4)
13:55

Today we're joined by Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer to talk about their new manual for dental assistants! Also joining JLips is friend of the podcast Dr. Bryan Laskin talking about everyone's favorite subject: HIPAA!

Mary Beth and Missy's links:

Buckeye Dental Productions

Bryan's Links: 

OperaDDS

The Operatory Podcast

May 24, 2018
Dr. Erin Elliott and Laura Hatch (DHD3)
14:13

Episode 3 of the Dental Hacks Daily features Dr. Erin Elliott on implementing sleep dentistry in your office and Laura Hatch talks about telephone skills in the dental office.

Erin's links:

www.postfallsfamilydental.com/

ErinElliottDDS@gmail.com

Erin on Facebook

www.joinsleep101.com

Laura's links: 

Front Office Rocks!

May 23, 2018
Sue Robinson and Dr. Lance Timmerman (DHD2)
13:28

Today we're joined by Sue Robinson talking about insurance accounts receivables and insurance claims recovery. Dr. Lance Timmerman talks about creating Youtube videos of a certain type for his marketing!

Links for Sue:

 www.practicewithhonor.com

suzanne@practicewithhonor.com

(928) 710-0166

Links for Lance:

The Working Interferences Podcast with Josh and Lance

 

May 22, 2018
Dr. Art Volker and Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver (DHD1)
15:10

Welcome to the very first "Dental Hacks Daily" podcast! Today we're featuring Dr. Arthur Volker talking about composite white lines, finishing and polishing! We also spoke with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about marketing with your website!

Links for Artie:

http://www.directoryofdentalspeakers.com/project/arthur-volker/

http://www.dentcaredentaloffice.com/arthur-volker.html

Links for Shawn:

https://vipdentalcourses.com/

https://exocademy.net/

 

May 21, 2018
Writing the book on endo with Dr. Louis Berman (DHP192)
01:19:13

Dr. Louis Berman joins the Dental Hacks to talk about endo from diagnosis to obturation and everything in between!

The Dental Hacks are joined by endodontics luminary Dr. Louis Berman. Dr. Berman is co-editor of Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp (yeah...the one you had in dental school), a private practice clinician and educator. He joined Jason and Alan to talk about what he's been up to (developing an endodontics curriculum at Spear Education, starting his own dental instrument company) as well as everything you ever wanted to know about endo! We're pretty big fans of Lou and after this interview we're pretty sure you will be too!

Links from the show: 

Spear Education

Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp (including online version that Lou talked about)

Berman Instruments

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!

Interproximal contacts can be the bane of a dentist's existence. Bioclear Biofit HD matrices are designed to make your contacts more anatomic and more consistent. Check out the whole Biofit HD posterior system at dentalhacks.com/BiofitHD

Every organizational scheme or dental procedure starts with a try. The B-Lok Flat tray from Zirc should be that tray! Act now using the coupon code "hacks5" for a "buy 5 get one free offer" on B-Lok trays! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/flat

The Dental Hacks don't give financial advice, but we can tell you about an annuity you can find in your practice. Long term cores done with Cosmecore! They'll keep teeth in a holding pattern until your patient can do the crown! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

 Jason: Xylimelts

Alan: 3M Elipar Deep Cure S

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 18, 2018
Becoming a M.A.S.T.E.R. with Dr. Chris Ramsey (DHP191)
01:18:45

Alan is joined by Dr. Chris Ramsey in two separate segments recorded live at the AACD. Chris practices restorative dentistry in Jupiter, FL. He's passionate about dentistry, but he's REALLY passionate about communication, body language, human behavior, and customer service! He speaks all over the place about this stuff and he's created the M.A.S.T.E.R. program to help dentists and other businesses take advantage of emotional story telling. Also joining Chris in the second segment are Dr. Ed Lowe, editor of the AACD Journal and Nelson Rego, an amazing lab technician who was actually raved about in a recent episode with Dr. Rob Ritter and Dr. Bob Margeas!

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!

You always hear about things that are "no risk trials." But do you ever notice that most of the time there kind of is a risk? Like who's really going to return a freaking mattress after 60 days? ZOBE from Zirc is different. You can try a whole bunch of Zirc products in your own office. Check it out at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE.

The Biofit HD matrix will change the way you do composite forever. There is ONE SPOT LEFT for the upcoming posterior Bioclear course in Tacoma where Alan is going to help teach! June 1-2...call Tanya at 1-855-712-5327 or email her at Tanya@bioclearmatrix.com. And check out the whole posterior system at dentalhacks.com/BiofitHDBiofit course

Squeee! The new Cosmedent catalog for 2018 was just released and you can find it at dentalhacks.com/Cosmedentcatalog!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Two Striper Diamonds and Premier Solo Diamonds

 Jason: Parkell Hedgehog Burs

Alan: The LED DayLite WireLess Mini from Designs for Vision

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 11, 2018
Cosmedent All-Stars at the AACD 2018 (DHP190)
01:23:00

Alan has a chance to talk with Dr. Buddy Mopper, Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, Dr. Corky Willhite and Dr. Bob Margeas (among others) at the AACD in Chicago!

The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's annual meeting was held in Chicago a few weeks ago and Cosmedent was there in full force! They do a lot of amazing hands on courses at the meeting and we got to sit down and talk to some of their instructors between classes! We spoke to Dr. Buddy Mopper about the history of the AACD and where Cosmedent fit into it along with some of the latest and greatest things from Cosmedent. Then we talked with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb about all the amazing stuff he's up to, including his online hands on training course (Dental Online Training) and where he's going with that. Then we talked to Dr. Corky Willhite who told us what the AACD has meant to him over the years as well as his unique smile design techniques. Lastly we sat down with Dr. Bob Margeas and his friend Dr. Marcos Vargas, a researcher and clinical instructor at the University of Iowa! There's a lot here...something for everyone!

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 few 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!

If you do any posterior endo...or any posterior applications where you could use some single tooth isolation, you should try the Insti-dam relaxed. It's kind of like your rubber dam wearing sweat pants! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/relaxed.

The best place to learn the Bioclear method is at the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma! Go check their schedule at www.dentalhacks.com/Tacoma

Dennis Hartlieb is offering his amazing course, Dental CPR (Concept, Prototype, Restoration) at Cosmedent in Chicago on June 7-9th! Go check out the details at www.dentalhacks.com/CPR

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Jason: pipl.com

Alan: Twisted 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 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 04, 2018
A Crowning Achievement with Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson (DHP189)
01:26:36

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson of 3M to talk about dental cements! What are the best materials? When do I use what? How do I prepare the tooth and the crown? This episode is a "must listen" for restorative dentists everywhere!

There was a time when dental cements were complicated. The choices were complicated and their use could be tricky. Our interview with Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson tells us that we may have reached the golden age of dental cements! Who knew that sticking things to teeth could be so entertaining!

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! As an FYI...Shawn is posting educational videos over there ALL THE TIME! 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!

Everyone does endo a little bit differently. But Zirc has a set up for EVERYONE! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zircendo

Do you ever notice why everyone compares their composite heater to the HeatSync by Bioclear? Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync

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.

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”: 

Premier Dental Biocoat pit and fissure sealant

Jason: SleepImage CPC

Shawn: Asana project management

Alan: Spear Education patient education videos

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!

 

Apr 27, 2018
The Queens of Airway (DHP188)
01:25:04

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!

Apr 20, 2018
Hands on implant success with Dr. Joe Mehranfar (DHP187)
01:19:53

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Joe Mehranfar of Brighterway Live implant training in Phoenix, AZ!

Dr. Joe Mehranfar is an implant dentist who now spends his time doing hands on programs for other dentists! A few years ago he joined the Brighterway Live program and he tells the Dental Hacks all about it! If you think the Dental Hacks Nation needs to create a hands on implant program be sure to email us about it at info@dentalhacks.com!

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!

Zirc has your isolation needs covered from the Incredible Insti-dam Relaxed fit to the amazing Mr. Thirsty One Step! Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/isolation and dentalhacks.com/thirsty!

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  We only have a few spots left...so contact us soon!

Cosmedent will be at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting in Chicago this year...and so will the Dental Hacks! Come see the Cosmedent booth on Friday, April 20th at the McCormick Center in Chicago where Al will be podcast all day! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/AACD!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Air instruments

Jason: Biohorizons Implant Spacer/Depth Probe

Alan: Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years 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 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!

Apr 13, 2018
DSOs and Digital Smile Design (DHP186)
01:19:59

The Dental Hacks are joined by Brian Colao, Dr. Craig Spodak, Dr. Peter Boulden and Gil Hagi for a grab bag of awesome including the future of DSOs and digital smile design software!

Brian Colao is a lawyer specializing in putting together and administering DSOs. Alan stumbled upon a heated discussion between Brian and the Bulletproof Dental Podcast guys (Peter and Craig) at the Voices of Dentistry meeting and decided this conversation MUST be recorded! Also in today's episode is Gil Hagi, creator of an amazing software called Smile Designer Pro which allows you to do an esthetic smile design in a matter of minutes! It's a great tool that allows you to image your patients in one appointment!

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 about a month 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!

Want a silver bullet for better dentistry? Try Zirc's Crystal HD mirrors! Check them out at dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  This one is going to fill up fast…so call now!

Cosmecore was designed by the one and only Dr. Bob Margeas and is our favorite core material! Check it out at dentalhacks.com/cosmecore!

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Jason: belive.tv

Alan: Dental Photography (dentalphotography.ro)

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!

Apr 06, 2018
Spear Education on patient communication and reviews with Adam McWethy (DHP185)
01:28:01

Adam McWethy of Spear Education joins Jason and Alan to discuss patient communication, reviews and how they are connected!

Adam McWethy is the vice president of Marketing, Content and Faculty at Spear Education. He wears a lot of hats over there in Scottsdale! Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with him on how he came to dentistry, what his role at the Spear Center is and most importantly, some new research that's being released that everyone is going to want to check out. When most people think of Spear, they think about high end education for dentists. Who knew they were also on the cutting edge of reputation management and reviews? We talk about the small things you can do in your office to drive patient satisfaction and reviews and we talk about what Spear Education can do for you as a dentist!

Links from the show:

Breathe Right strips for scanning

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.

Go check out the Dental Success Network! It’s about a month 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!

You probably haven't given much thought to your tray set ups. Don't worry...Zirc has! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/B-Lok

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  This one is going to fill up fast…so call now!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb has been on the show a bunch of times and we think he's one of the greatest teaches in dentistry! Go check out his next "CPR for the Worn Dentition" course at Cosmedent on June 7-9th in Chicago! www.dentalhacks.com/CPR

Premier Dental “Hack of the Week”:

Premier Solo Diamonds

Jason: Wild, Wild Country on Netflix

Alan: Seth Godin's podcast, Akimbo

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 30, 2018
The Bob and Rob show, part 2 (DHP184)
01:36:20

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.

Go check out the Dental Success Network! It’s about a month 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!

Everything is about branding, right? Even for the little things. Zirc can print your logo and message on retainer boxes and denture boxes! It's a breeze to upload your logo and message right on their website! Check them out at www. dentalhacks.com/boxes!

Bioclear is offering a “Dental Hacks Nation only” posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya or email her at tanya@bioclearmatrix.com and she’ll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal each participant will leave with a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced…people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! Even better...each participant will receive a Premier Dental bur block worth $100! That's over $1000 of free stuff!  This one is going to fill up fast…so call now!

Cosmedent’s Renamel Microfill is officially available in compules! And if you order Renamel Microfill in compules online or on the phone, you'll get 20% off compules until March 30th! No coupon code necessary! Check it out at the website at www.dentalhacks.com/microfill or call 1-800-621-6729 and ask for it by name…Renamel Microfill in the compule!

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!

Mar 23, 2018
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt's cousin and Dr. Darin O'Bryan's nose (DHP183)
01:29:12

The Dental Hacks are joined by two great friends of the show, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O'Bryan. And each of them have a guest and some great stores (as usual).

Dr. Rich Rosenblatt stopped by the Bioclear booth with his cousin, Corey Stein. Corey is a dental informaticist (yeah, we didn't know what that was either) and dental student who was recently featured on the cover of the JADA for an interesting app he's developing called Dentacom. Dr. Darin O'Bryan dropped by the Premier Dental booth with his lovely wife CeCe to talk about "Dentistry's Got Talent," radio advertising and Darin's nose.

Links from the show:

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.

Go check out the Dental Success Network! It's only 3 weeks 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!

Your team wants you to check out Zirc's EZ ID rings and tape for instrument organization. Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/EZID and use the code b3g1dh for a "buy 3, get one free" deal on all 25 packs of EZ ID rings and tape when you order from the Zirc website.

Bioclear is offering a "Dental Hacks Nation only" posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya and she'll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal...the first 4 people to call will get a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! Just announced...people that sign up for the Bioclear posterior course on June 1-2 will also receive $500 of 3m products to take home and use the Monday after! This one is going to fill up fast...so call now!

Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill is officially available in compules! Check it out at the website at www.dentalhacks.com/microfill and then call 1-800-621-6729 and ask for it by name...Renamel Microfill in the compule!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Knit Pack+ retraction cord

Jason: Bellus3D face scanner

Alan: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

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!

 

Mar 16, 2018
Putting dental implants under the microscope (DHP182)
01:32:11

Jason and Alan had the chance to talk with Dr. Arun Garg about dental implant training and Dr. Jorge Zapata about dental microscopes while they were at the Chicago Midwinter meeting.

Dr. Arun Garg's name is synonymous with dental implant training. Whether it's one of his seminars given all across the United States, his teaching institute in the Dominican Republic or his many textbooks...you've probably heard of him. But you may not have heard about his interesting journey into teaching dental implants. The Dental Hacks got to hear his story first hand and now you can, too!

Dr. Jorge Zapata started using dental operating microscopes because of neck and back pain but realized that his dentistry had never been better once he learned how to use one. Jorge tells Alan his story, explains how the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry is changing for the better and why he thinks you should look into a dental operating microscope for yourself.

Links from the show:

Dr. Arun Garg's Dental Implant Seminars

The Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry

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.

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!

Zirc thinks it's time you took at look at why resin cassettes are better for your practice. Check out more at www.dentalhacks.com/whyresin

Bioclear is offering a "Dental Hacks Nation only" posterior course on June 1-2 in Tacoma, WA at the Bioclear Learning Center. The course will be taught by Dr. Jihyon Kim with a little help from Alan of the Dental Hacks! Come take this amazing course with friends from the Dental Hacks nation and learn to love posterior composites! Call 1-855-712-5327, ask for Tanya and she'll get you signed up. And just to sweeten the deal...the first 4 people to call will get a Bioclear HD intro kit (a $437.75 value) for free! This one is going to fill up fast...so call now!

This just in...Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill is finally available in compules! You can get them...but it's still "pre-release" so you have to call and ask for it! Check it out at the website at www.dentalhacks.com/microfill and then call 1-800-621-6729 and ask for it by name...Renamel Microfill in the compule!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Futudent camera

Alan: Logitech Craft keyboard

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!

Mar 09, 2018
The first DSO with R.J. Adolfi (DHP181)
01:23:24

Jason and Alan interview the most interesting guest you may have never heard of. We met R.J. Adolfi at the Chicago Midwinter and we think his story is fascinating!

Did you ever wonder how DSOs started? Our guest on episode 181 is R.J. Aldofi. His family started "Upstate Dental" which eventually became a brand almost everyone knows...Aspen Dental. In fact, R.J. was the CEO of Aspen for almost 10 years. He left the company in 1999 and stayed away from dentistry until recently. R.J.'s story is awesome...he grew up in the waiting room and has opened more dental offices than anyone we can think of. He blew us away with his knowledge and we think you'll love his story. His latest project, "My Community Dental Centers" (www.mydental.org) is a nonprofit chain of dental offices focused on serving Medicaid populations in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. If you'd like to consult with R.J., email us at info@dentalhacks.com and we'll get you in touch with R.J. Just about every time he opens his mouth something useful and awesome comes out!

Links from the show:

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.

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!

The Zirc Crystal HD mouth mirror is the best mirror in dentistry. And now, if you use coupon code dhm18 on 12 pack of Zirc Crystal HD mirror you'll receive a free Mirror Magic trial kit with your order! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

The Bioclear Method needs heated composite and the best way to heat composite is using the HeatSync heater from Bioclear! Check it out at www.dentahacks.com/heatsync.

Dr. Jason Smithson will be teaching his "Day to Day Composite Resins" class at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on March 22-24th. You need to take this course! Check it out at: www.dentalhacks.com/Smithson.

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Comfortview Lip and Cheek Retractor

Jason: Shining Autoscan-DS-EX desktop scanner

Alan: Compositight 3D Fusion forceps

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!

Mar 02, 2018
BONUS: Mike and Josh make up (AME062)
01:42:52

Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Josh Austin are friends of the Dental Hacks podcast to be sure. If you've been wondering what's been happening with Mike...you need to take a listen!

This is episode 063 of the Alan Mead Experience. If you like what you're hearing...go subscribe to the AME in your favorite podcast app!

Caution: explicit language warning...you may not want your kids to hear this one.

Feb 28, 2018
Four dentists walk into a podcast...and your life gets better! (DHP180)
01:19:07

Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur podcast and Dr. David Maloley of the Relentless Dentist podcast join Jason and Alan to introduce an idea whose time has come...The Dental Success Network!

Imagine if you could go to one place to take care of all the headaches that dentistry forces us to deal with? What if you could save a bunch of money on great products and services provided by some of the best companies in dentistry at a discount to you? What if you could take all the business and clinical CE you've been itching to take...all at a significant discount? What if you could go to a social platform that had all the good stuff from dental bulletin boards and Facebook groups, but left out the egos and trolls? 

You can. And you should! 

Two of the biggest podcasters in Dentistry, Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. David Maloley join Jason and Alan to give you some really big news! We're launching an amazing product today. It's called the Dental Success Network.

Better yet...if you're one of the first 300 to sign up...you'll save more than half off the monthly fee of $197 for as long as you're a member! Go check out details at the website and take a listen to the podcast! It's going to be an amazing trip!

 

Links from the show:

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.

Zirc makes the best bite block suction units in dentistry and you can see them at the Chicago Midwinter at booth #1417 or check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/thirsty. Use coupon code dh4pk when you buy a trial package of Mr. Thirsty one step, they'll throw in a 4 pack of Crystal HD mirrors!

If you're going to the Chicago Midwinter you need to go to booth #4239 to learn the Bioclear method hands on with Dr. David Clark and Dr. Jiyhon Kim! Mention that you saw this spot from the Dental Hacks for 5% off your order or better yet, check our schedule in the Dental Hacks Nation to see when we'll be in the booth podcasting and Al will be showing you the Bioclear method!

There's nothing better than hands on, right? If you're at the Chicago Midwinter you should check Cosmedent's all ceramic polishers out at booth #1804! You'll be able to actually polish some Emax and/or zirconia and see how great they really are! Get more details at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers. And if you order at the midwinter you'll receive 15% off your order! This is an amazing deal...don't miss it!

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Qalo silicone wedding rings

Alan: Mr. Thirsty one step and Jackyled 5 in 1

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!

 

 

Feb 23, 2018
A Productive Pathway (DHP179)
01:14:09

Jason and Alan a joined live at the Voices of Dentistry meeting by Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Dr. Mike Freimuth of the Implant Pathway!

The Dental Hacks got to interview some really great people at the Voices of Dentistry meeting. Two of them are featured in episode 179! First, we spoke with Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy. We talked about the value of learning implants for the sake of treating patients as well as understanding treatment planning. Then we discussed how he uses Compassionate Finance to help patients get treatment the otherwise wouldn't even consider! We'd also like to thank long time friend of the Dental Hacks and all around bruh, Dr. Craig Harder for sitting in on our interview with Bruce!

Next we talk with Dr. Mike Freimuth of the Implant Pathway. He tells us about how he met fellow podcaster and co-host of the Voices of Dentistry, Dr. Justin Moody. Justin and Mike started the Implant Pathway to help dentists learn how place and restore implants in a way that no one else in the U.S. is doing!

Links from the show:

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.

Zirc makes the mirrors that make you better. They're called the Crystal HD mirror and you can see them at the Chicago Midwinter at booth #1417 or check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

If you're going to the Chicago Midwinter you need to go to booth #4239 to learn the Bioclear method hands on with Dr. David Clark and Dr. Jiyhon Kim! Mention that you saw this spot from the Dental Hacks for 5% off your order or better yet, check our schedule in the Dental Hacks Nation to see when we'll be in the booth podcasting!

There's nothing better than hands on, right? If you're at the Chicago Midwinter you should check Cosmedent's all ceramic polishers out at booth #1804! You'll be able to actually polish some Emax and/or zirconia and see how great they really are! Get more details at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Traxodent with retraction caps

Jason: The Crown

Alan: Smile Designer 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 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!

 

Feb 16, 2018
Brain Trust All Stars at the Voices of Dentistry (DHP178)
01:35:46

Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, Dr. Thom Caspers, Dr. August De Oliveira, Dr. Kevin Fryer and Dr. Paul Goodman for 3 hilarious and informative Brain Trusts recorded live from the Voices of Dentistry!

Jason and Alan have a winning strategy for podcasting at the VoD. Grab the two people standing closest to them and throw a headset on them! These are three of the funnest yet most useful Brain Trusts we've ever done and they've even better because they're live! If you weren't able to be there you'll get a real feel for how great the Voices of Dentistry meeting is...don't miss it in 2019!

Links from the show:

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 any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb teacher "CPR for the Worn Dentition" this June 7-9th at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago! Get more details at www.dentalhacks.com/CPR

Zirc is giving 5 Dental Hacks listeners a "Mr. Thirsty" trial pack! Use the coupon code "hacksmtos" on the Zirc website for your trial pack! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/thirsty.

February sucks. The one good thing about February is the Chicago Midwinter! Go to booth #4239 to learn the Bioclear method hands on with Dr. David Clark and Dr. Jiyhon Kim! Mention that you saw this spot from the Dental Hacks for 5% off your order!

Sunda Chicago

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

Jason: Divi for Wordpress

Alan: Pocketcasts Web Player

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!

 

Feb 09, 2018
Creating an Airway Team: live with Dr. Jeff Rouse at VoD2018 (DHP177)
01:23:38

The Voices of Dentistry meeting happened last weekend and it was AMAZING! If you missed it...don't despair because over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you some really cool content created at the meeting!

Dr. Jeff Rouse visited the Voices of Dentistry and the Dental Hacks had a chance to talk with him in person! We featured Jeff in episode 165 and we picked up here right where we left off there! We talked with Jeff about diagnosis, airway prosthodontics and helping you find the right team to treat patient airway problems! For more you can check out Jeff's seminars and workshops at the Spear Center!

We also had a chance to talk with Michael Cowan of Awaken2Sleep about a variety of options for testing and treatment for sleep apnea. Michael is an expert in implementation and we had a really interesting talk!

Links from the show:

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.

One polisher kit for all of your fixed restorations! Check out the Cosmedent All Ceramic Polishers at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

Zirc is giving 5 Dental Hacks listeners a "Mr. Thirsty" trial pack! Use the coupon code "hacksmtos" on the Zirc website for your trial pack! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/thirsty.

The Biofit HD matrix system makes posterior composites faster, more efficient and better! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/biofit.

Premier Dental "Hack of the Week":

ComfortView Lip and Cheek Retractor

Jason: Bright Local SEO

Alan: Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones

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!

 

Feb 02, 2018
Live from VoD 2017...the Brain Trust on Startups (DHP176)
01:14:57

Voices of Dentistry 2018 is here! To celebrate, we're bringing back an amazing Brain Trust featuring Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver talking live with the Dental Hacks about startups!

The Voices of Dentistry 2017 was the original meeting featuring dental podcasts and the people that create them! Now that Voices of Dentistry 2018 has begun, we thought we'd feature one of the highlights from last year's meeting...a Brain Trust with a bunch of people that survived startups? Would they do it again? What surprised them the most? Whether you're interested in startups of just love the idea of a live Brain Trust...this one did not disappoint!

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.

What does your CE calendar look like? You need to check out the upcoming courses at the Cosmedent CEE! They feature Dr. Jason Smithson, Dr. Corky Willhite and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb teaching in the greatest dental classroom anywhere!

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

Bioclear is 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":

Jason: Divergent Dental

Alan: Atlanta Monster 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 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!

Jan 26, 2018
Digital dentures with Dr. Farley and the Denture Queen (DHP175)
01:24:37

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!

Jan 19, 2018
The Brain Trust asks "what would you do?" part 2 (DHP174)
01:28:01

Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman to answer the quandries of the ever curious Dental Hacks Nation!

What do you do when a patient you dismissed wants to talk with you? What do you do when your patient tells you a specialist you referred them to was acting inappropriately? This and a bunch of other great situations were proposed to the brilliant and hilarious Brain Trust and you won't want to miss how they answered!

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.

One bur block for all ceramic contouring and polishing? Yep. Just one block. Or two, actually. One extraoral and one intraoral. Check out Cosmedent's All Ceramic Polishing systems at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers

Want to get your operatories more organized? Zirc's ZOBE and RESET programs are just the thing! 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

Bioclear wants you to head to the Voices of Dentistry meeting! 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!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Moviepass

Alan: Flipside 4 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 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!

Jan 12, 2018
Our digital is Grutter than yours! (DHP173)
01:28:30

Jason and Alan are joined by the one and only Dr. Baron Grutter (sounds like "butter," please excuse our mispronunciation on the show) to talk about all things digital dentistry!

If you're interested in implementing some of the newest and most innovative digital technologies in your office, this episode is for you! Baron walks us through the state of digital dentistry including his amazing workflow for implants and in office ortho aligners! Did you know that using free software and an investment of about $100 (including labor!) you can plan and execute your own orthodontic aligners? Get ready to take some notes...this one is amazing!

Links from the show:

Blue Sky Bio Plan software

Meshmixer software

BaronGrutterDDS.com

Digital Dentistry 365 Facebook group

Meshmixer Dental Users Facebook group

Blue Sky Bio User Group Facebook group

Baron Juggalo
Dr. Grutter as a Juggalo

Time is short for you to sign up for The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Up to 16 hours of CE and a chance to meet your favorite dental podcasters for the ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 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.

Our friends at Zirc are back! Go check out their amazing Crystal HD mirror at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors. You'll never use another mirror once you switch!

Dr. Jason Smithson is teaching Day to Day Composite Resins at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago on March 22-24th! This is where it all began for Jason and Alan...do not miss this course! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Smithson 

Quicker and more predictable posterior composites...it's the holy grail of everyday dentistry. The secret...the Bioclear Method! Go check out the posterior composite system from Bioclear at www.dentalhacks.com/posterior.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Ozark on Netflix

Al: Lexicon Valley 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!

 

Jan 05, 2018
What's new with Google featuring Mike Blumenthal (DHP172)
01:22:20

Jason and Alan are joined by Mike Blumenthal of getfivestars.com who is a well known expert in local search and "in the know" about Google and all things search!

Local search. Google Q&A. Reviews. These are all things that you need to know about as a business owner and dentist. So Jason and Alan went to the expert. Not the "dental" expert but the overall expert. Mike Blumenthal has been in this space for years, blogging at blumenthals.com and now helping people grow their business and understand search at getfivestars.com.

Links from the show:

Google Q&A

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Up to 16 hours of CE and a chance to meet your favorite dental podcasters for the ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 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.

We're pretty big fans of Cosmedent's Renamel Nano Plus composite. Use coupon code "HOLIDAY" when you purchase and you can get their "buy 2 get 1 free" deal until January 1st, 2018! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

Do you do ortho? Bioclear goes with ortho like beans go with rice. Like Donny and Marie. Bioclear can tweak ortho finishing results in a minimally invasive way with stain resistance to boot! Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/ortho

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Microcyn

Al: Finish by Jon Acuff

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 29, 2017
Hackisode 19: Al on losing everything (Part 1?)
51:26

Greetings Dental Hacks Nation! This is a replay of episode 053 of the Alan Mead Experience where I talk about stoicism and a time in my life where I had to give up being in charge of my life. It's pretty personal but I've gotten some good feedback that it's worth listening to...so let me know what you think! Also, go subscribe to my other podcast, "The Alan Mead Experience" on iTunes and anywhere else you get podcasts! 

 

Dec 24, 2017
An airing of grievances with the Brain Trust (DHP171)
01:28:20

What drives you crazy about our profession? Jason and Alan are joined by the Brain Trust (Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Paul Goodman and Dr. Melissa Zettler) to discuss what we hate and what we love about dentistry and our profession. We think this is going to become a Dental Hacks holiday tradition!

Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 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.

Dr. Corky Willhite is giving his "Transitional Bonding" course again on March 18-20th at Cosmedent's Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago! This is a "can't miss" course...we think you should sign up! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Corky. Also...we're pretty big fans of Cosmedent's Renamel Nano Plus composite. And now...you can get a great deal on it! Use coupon code "HOLIDAY" when you purchase and you can get their "buy 2 get 1 free" deal until January 1st, 2018! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

The Bioclear Method depends on removing the biofilm before you restore teeth. And you do that with the Bioclear Biofilm Blaster. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/blaster.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Karl Schumacher Buser periosteal elevator

Al: Global Surgical microsurgeon's chair

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

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

Dec 22, 2017
Dr. Paul Goodman on brokers, insurance and nachos (DHP170)
01:27:50

Dr. Paul Goodman is a dentist and practice broker that really likes to help dentists. He joins Alan and Jason to talk about buying and selling practices, dentists being dentists and how we should be looking at dental insurance in the future.

Links from the show:

Brighter Way Dental clinic

The Hacks on Transitions Facebook page

Paul's website

Paul's next event: The Dental Amigos Conference (March 9-10th, Philadelphia, PA...featuring our own Dr. Jason Lipscomb)

Dental Nachos on Facebook

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 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.

We're pretty big fans of Cosmedent's Renamel Nano Plus composite. And now...you can get a great deal on it! Use coupon code "HOLIDAY" when you purchase and you can get their "buy 2 get 1 free" deal until January 1st, 2018! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

One of the most important parts of getting great posterior composite contacts is "prewedging."  We use the Bioclear Diamond Wedge. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/diamondwedges

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Brighter Way dental centerMore Mastercard financing

Al: Panasil putty by KettenbachBrinker B4 rubber dam/tissue retractor 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 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 15, 2017
The Dental Hacks meet the Working Interferences (DHP169)
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 Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 20,000 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!

 

Dec 08, 2017
A survival manual for dental offices with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas (DHP168)
01:26:30

Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas join the Dental Hacks (including Dr. Frank Clayton) to talk about their new venture, "The Dental Office Survival Guide."

Be honest, dentists. You don't really know what goes on at the front desk. Sure, you see what they're doing, but if someone held a gun to your head and told you to do their job...you'd be toast. So how can you be sure that everything is getting done correctly and everyone is being held accountable? Enter Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas...two front desk experts who have come together to create a product for every dental office, "The Dental Office Survival Guide: 2018 Front Desk Edition!"

Links from the show:

Dental Support Specialties (Mary Beth's company)

Next Step Dental Resource (Missy's company)

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 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.

Your practice probably has a "Norm." Pink opaque from Cosmedent made me look like a rock star to Norm. Go check out Pink Opaque at www.dentalhacks.com/pink

A wedge is a wedge, right? Wrong. You've never used a wedge like Bioclear's Diamond Wedge. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/diamondwedges

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Smile Designer Pro

Al: The Bad Food Bible by Aaron Carroll

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 01, 2017
The future of dental impressions with Dan Krueger and Jim Graham of 3M (DHP167)
01:17:09

We take impressions. All day, every day. Dan Krueger and Jim Graham of 3M explain what the future looks like for dental impressions.

Recently 3M gave the Dental Hacks an amazing opportunity. Alan recently made a trip to Minnesota and visited the amazing 3M campus! We talked with Dan Krueger and Jim Graham, two scientist/engineer/developer types at 3M who spend their time making dental impressions faster, better and easier for dentists! What's the latest and greatest in conventional impression materials? What's the state of the art in intraoral scanners? What will impressions look like in 5 years and beyond!

Links from the show:

3M imprint 4 impression material

3M fins
This is the "fin test" we talked about in the interview. Pretty cool, eh?

3M True Definition intraoral scanners

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 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.

Dr. Bob Margeas knows stuff. Really cool stuff. He is teaching “Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on December 8-9. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/BobMargeas.

Magic Mix pro tip...put it out on your assistant's glove (on the back of their hand) so you can scoop it right up without stopping for one hot second. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: 3M Directed Flow Impression Tray , 3M Intraoral Impression Syringe

Jason: Figs ScrubsEvolve Desktop Scanners

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 24, 2017
The Dental Hacks hit 1 million! (DHP166)
01:02:26

Earlier this week the Dental Hacks podcast hit 1 million downloads!

The Dental Hacks are celebrating this milestone with an interesting twist! Dr. Zach Meiners, Dr. Mac Jones and our original guest, Dr. Lance Timmerman turn the tables on Jason and Alan to talk about the state of the podcast, how it happened and what's next!

 Links from the show:

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 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 try Cosmedent Renamel Nano Plus! A universal composite for the posterior and anterior with no stick handling and beautiful finish. This is a nano like only Cosmedent can do it! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus.

When your patient can't do a posterior crown you should try a Bioclear composite overlay! You'll need the Biofit HD matrices to make a full coverages restoration with beautiful contour and incredible strength for a direct! www.dentalhacks.com/biofit

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: Lumadent Unilux "cordless" headlamp

Jason: Yabangbang handpieces

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 17, 2017
First, breathe through your nose with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHP165)
01:25:17

Dr. Jeff Rouse joins Jason and Alan to give a systematic and common sense approach to screening and treating airway problems in the dental office.

Sleep apnea. Airway disturbances. You've heard a lot about the diagnosis and treatment of these problems on this very podcast! In episode 165 Dr. Jeff Rouse makes an excellent case for why being aware of the airway has changed the way he practices dentistry. Jeff is a prosthodontist practicing in San Antonio as well as in Seattle with Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gregg Kinzer and Dr. Stephanie Zeller. His background is in restorative dentistry and interdisciplinary treatment planning (he wrote books on this stuff!) but he's most passionate about airway! He tells us about how he practices on a day to day basis and how he's simplified the diagnosis and treatment of airway disturbances in children and adults. We give Jeff permission to be "king of the world" to explain what the perfect treatment team would be and he lays out his simplified (and brilliant) protocol for helping patients with their airway!

Links from the show:

Dr. Jeff Rouse courses at the Spear Center

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 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.

Dr. Bob Margeas is teaching “Practical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on December 8-9. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/BobMargeas.

It's not a crime to use Magic Mix to get an amazing polish on your provisionals. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: X-blast sandblaster unit by Integral Systems

Ommwriter

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 10, 2017
The Brain Trust says, "Go Hack Yourself!" vol. 2 (DHP164)
01:25:20

Alan and Jason are joined by the Brain Trust to do an "all recommendations" episode!

One of the favorite parts of  the Dental Hacks podcast is recommendation segment we like to call "Go Hack Yourself." This episode Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, Dr. Paul Goodman and Dr. Melissa Zettler to do an "all recommendations" round table! It's a blast, and you're probably going to find some useful tidbits, too!

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 19,000 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.

Cosmedent's pink opaque is a "must have." It will save your skin in SOOOO many ways. Go get some. www.dentalhacks.com/pink

The Twin Ring from Bioclear solves all the problems you've run into with other composite matrix rings. More separating pressure, won't fatigue. It's different, but it's way better. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/twinring.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: IV sedation courses, Western Surgical and SedationDuquesne University

Melissa Zettler: Optragate

Jason Luchtefeld: "Weird Al" Yankovic tour

Paul Goodman: Golf Is Not a Game of Perfection

Al: Poo-Pourri

Jason: Google Small Thanks

Paul Goodman: Silginat

Jason Luchtefeld: Grammar Jokes

Melissa Zettler: Spear Center waiting room videos

Al: Precision Dental Lab/Exocad/Exocademy

Jason: TAK model bloc

Al: Dentotemp and Provitemp from Itena

Bonus Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Spear pediatric airway video

Al: take the Facebook app off your 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!

 

 

Nov 03, 2017
Better prevention and practice building with Wendy Briggs (DHP163)
01:22:35

Jason and his lovely bride Missy spend some time talking with Wendy Briggs about how to improve your hygiene department and your whole team!

Wendy Briggs is a hygienist and consultant that wants to take your hygiene department to the next level! Jason had her at one of his offices to consult and grabbed some time with her (and his wife, Missy) to share what she's about with the Dental Hacks Nation! You can find more information about what she's doing at www.hygienediamonds.com or www.theteamtraininginstitute.com

Links from the show:

"Facebook news feed change is death to small businesses"

Shawn Van de Vyver on why your Google reviews aren't coming back.

Why Your Reviews Aren't Coming Back from Shawn Van de Vyver on Vimeo.

Hacks on Dental Transitions

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 18,000 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.

Dr. Bob Margeas was featured in some of our most downloaded episodes ever! And now you can see him teach some VERY cool stuff at the Cosmedent CEE overlooking Chicago's Magic Mile! Check out "Practical Utilizing Composite Resin in Everyday Practice" on December 8-9, 2017! Call Cosmedent at 800-837-2321 or check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/BobMargeas

Bioclear can give you the confidence to do some amazing cosmetic cases! And now, they're giving away a Bioclear anterior kit if you sign up for the anterior course at the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma. Just call them at 1-855-71-CLEAR and use the coupon code "hackssummit17" and you'll get an anterior kit for free! A $350+ value!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Whitespark's U.S. Local Search ecosystem

Alan: North Face Recon BackpackDental Outliers 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 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 27, 2017
Highlights from the Bioclear Learning Center Summit (DHP162)
02:16:59

Alan recorded with a bunch of Bioclear all stars at the recent Bioclear Summit in Scottsdale, AZ!

Episode 162 is extra long and extra good! Alan recorded with a bunch of Bioclear restorative all stars a couple weeks ago and you've got front row seats! You'll hear from:

  • Dr. Artie Volker
  • Dr. Marco Maiolino, founder of Tomorrow Tooth
  • Dr. Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik, regular clinical poster in Tomorrow Tooth and the Dental Hacks Nation
  • Dr. Frank Milnar
  • Dr. Robert Young
  • Dr. Jarrett Hulse
  • Dr. Mark Konings
  • a whole bunch more folks!

We did a bunch of interesting round tables that we think you're really going to enjoy!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 18,000 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.

One block for all ceramic contouring and polishing? Yep. Just one block. Or two, actually. One extraoral and one intraoral. Check out Cosmedent's All Ceramic Polishing systems at www.dentalhacks.com/polishers

Bioclear and orthodontics are a match made in heaven. Go learn how to take your ortho/Invisalign to the next level at www.dentalhacks.com/learningcenter

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:Medusind

Alan: Blue Cross cuticle remover

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 20, 2017
The Smartest Guys in the room with Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson (DHP161)
01:39:14

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!

Oct 13, 2017
Jordon Comstock on less dental insurance and more recurring revenue (DHP160)
01:24:10

Jordon Comstock of Boomcloud joins Jason and Alan to talk about office membership plans for patients!

Have you ever considered offering a membership plan? Many patients feel like they can't come to the dentist without some kind of plan. Many dental offices are enrolling patients in these plans, but how do you administer one of these without adding to your front office's headaches? Jordon Comstock, serial entrepreneur, one time dental lab manager and founder of Boomcloud explains why he started his company and why dentists should be taking advantage of membership plans!

Links from the show:

Great Lakes Orthodontics  (MiniStar and everything you need to make JLips' in house mouth guards!)

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.

How often do you get a chance to learn from one of the creators of cosmetic dentistry? Dr. Buddy Mopper is giving his course "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at the CEE in Chicago on October 12-13th! www.dentalhacks.com/BuddyMopper

The secret to a great composite polish is the "pre-polish." Magic Mix from Bioclear will change the way you polish composite forever! www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:100 push ups per day!

Alan: French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot

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 06, 2017
The Brain Trust: mid career dentists look back (DHP159)
01:27:24

The Brain Trust features several "mid-career" dentists looking back and reflecting on what worked out great and what didn't work out as well.

Alan is joined by Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey and (eventually) Dr. Melissa Zettler. They dig deep to help younger/newer dentists avoid some of the things that didn't work out so well for them while recommending some things that turned out great! This one is epic and should not be missed!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 16,000 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 sign up for the Voices of Dentistry 2018! The biggest dental podcast meeting ever is going to be in Scottsdale, AZ at the Double Tree Resort on January 26-27th! You can still save $200 off the amazingly low price by using the coupon code: VOD200! www.voicesofdentistry.com

Go check out the "Hacks on Transitions" page feature Jason and Paul Goodman helping people with dental transitions!

The difference between a good shade match and an invisible restoration is often just a little highlight or opacity.  www.dentalhacks.com/opaquers

Do you want to enjoy class II composites? You need to try Bioclear's Biofit HD matrix system! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Xylimelts

Alan: "So Good They Can't Ignore You"

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 29, 2017
Highlights from Dentsply Sirona World 2017 (DHP158)
02:25:13

Alan had a chance to speak at Dentsply Sirona World 2017 in Las Vegas. Did he take lots of breakout session courses? No. He did not. What he did was sat in Tarun Agarwal's 3D Dentists booth and recorded with a bunch of cool people! Episode 158 features these conversations! You'll hear from:

Dr. Erin Elliott of 3D Dentists 

Dr. Joshua Austin

Dr. August D'Olivera of Digital Enamel

Dr. Bryan Laskin of Opera DDS and Opera VR

Hootan Shahidi of Cross Over Dental Enterprises

Paul and Suresh from Zephyr Sleep Technologies

Dr. Nate Leedy, Tarun Agarwal's associate dentist

Dr. Stephen Lawrence from the Dental Hacks Nation

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 16,000 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 Dental Hacks podcast has the greatest sponsors in all of dental podcasting. Please be sure to check out Cosmedent and Bioclear at their websites. When you buy their products, you're supporting the Dental Hacks 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 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 22, 2017
Hackisode 18: The Voices of Dentistry 2018 hosts speak!
37:16

The Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit is taking place January 26-27th, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Doubletree Resort! The hosts (Dr. Justin Moody and Gabe Olsen from the Dentists, Implants and Worms, Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur Podcast and the Dental Hacks Dr. Jason Lipscomb and Dr. Alan Mead) come together to talk about the most innovative meeting in dentistry!

www.voicesofdentistry.com

 

Use coupon code "VoD200" for $200 off the already low price of $897!

Sep 20, 2017
Teresa Duncan on understanding dental "insurance" (DHP157)
01:19:38

Teresa Duncan joins the Dental Hacks to talk about no one's favorite topic: dental insurance.

Teresa Duncan wants you to know that she's hilarious and awesome...and she is. Dental insurance is not, though. Often times dealing with dental insurance sucks. That's what Teresa talks to the Hacks about in episode 157. We still have some laughs, but even better is the information that Teresa shares! Teresa's most recent book "Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations" should top your "must read" list and she's giving Dental Hacks listeners a crazy discount ($3 off!) by using the code "Hacks" at checkout. A second amazing deal is $50 off her amazing online Dental Insurance Skills Training using the same code: Hacks.

Links from the show:

Odyssey Management, Inc. 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 15,000 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.

Are you at DS World 2017? Go check out the Cosmedent booth (#447) and get their All Ceramic Polishers...they're amazing! www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

The Bioclear Method is a system. The matrices, wedges and Twinrings work awesome with heated composite. The HeatSync heater is how you heat composite! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: HR for Health

Alan: Everedge 2.0 from Hu Friedy

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 15, 2017
The Brain Trust answers "what would you do?" (DHP156)
01:30:27

The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Frank Clayton to grapple with weird and difficult hypothetical situations in a rousing game of "What would you do?"

If you were an associate and your owner dentist's hands are starting to shake, what do you do? What would you tell yourself if you had a time machine that took you to your graduation day from dental school? This and many other dilemmas are hilariously discussed by a panel of all star Brain Trusters!

Links from the show:

Alan visits the "Life and Dentistry Podcast."

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 15,000 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 by Cosmedent is the MacGyver of dental materials. What interesting uses have you found for it? www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Do you want to enjoy class II composites? You need to try Bioclear's Biofit HD matrix system! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Miratray by Hager Worldwide, Dana Carvey on the Norm MacDonald podcast

Alan: Stoicisim: A Stoic Approach to Modern Life, by Tom MilesThe Tick on Amazon Prime (I said by Netflix on the podcast...I was wrong)

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 08, 2017
From dentures to digital workflow with Dr. Michael Scherer (DHP155)
01:16:34

Dr. Michael Scherer joins the Dental Hacks to discuss dentures, prosthodontics and 3D workflow!

If you're interested in the cutting edge of 3D workflow then today's show is for you. Dr. Michael Scherer joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey to become a prosthodontist, his love of dentures and how he's created a 3D workflow in his office that simplifies and improves his dentistry! Michael's online 3D workflow course is available at www.learndental3D.com and he's offering a special deal for Dental Hacks listeners only! Use the coupon code "DentalHacksrule100" for $100 off the course fee!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 14,000 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.

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joined us in episode 145 and he's giving his amazing "CPR for the Worn Dentition" in Chicago on Sept. 14-16. You need to check it out now at www.dentalhacks.com/Dennis

Bioclear has done it again with the recently released Biofit HD premolar matrix! It fits premolars better and gives that amazing Bioclear contour to all of your premolar restorations! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Megagen implants

Alan: "Ready Player One" Audible and Kindle

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 te 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 01, 2017
Greatest Hits vol. 4: The Rob (Ritter) and Bob (Margeas) show!
01:00:18

Volume 4 of the August 2017 "Greatest Hits" series features the full interview from last year of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter! These two guys are best pals and have great chemistry and can tell you how to run a profitable restorative dental practice as well as an amazing hygiene department!

Aug 25, 2017
Greatest Hits vol. 3: The Brain Trust does a marketing round table
01:08:24

This "classic" Brain Trust features Dr. Matt Garrison, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Ryan McCall joining the Dental Hacks to talk about what works and what doesn't work in dental marketing!

Aug 18, 2017
Greatest Hits volume 2: Mistakes we've made
01:02:30

This "classic" Brain Trust features Dr. Thom Caspers, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tiffany Lee and Dr. Brent Young joining the Dental Hacks to talk about mistakes they made in dental school and mistakes they've made since!

Aug 11, 2017
The Dental Hacks Greatest Hits: the Brain Trust on Alternative Medicine
53:59

The Brain Trust digs into alternative medicine, "holistic dentistry" and all things anti-amalgam in this classic episode!

Aug 04, 2017
The Brain Trust on conflict in the dental office (DHP154)
01:26:18

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and coach/guru/rock star Suzanne Robinson to help manage conflicts in the dental office!

Jason and Alan are both confirmed avoiders of conflict. So we brought in the "A-team" to help us understand how to manage it! All dentists offices have to deal with confrontations. Whether it's between patients and team members or within the dental team, humans are always humans! How can we be better at dealing with it? This Brain Trust will bring you a long way to understanding your strengths and weaknesses and most importantly help you learn to be a better leader!

Links from the show:

Practice with Honor (Suzanne's company)

Nonviolent Communication

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,500 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 any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Happy Birthday to us! Cosmedent has been supporting the Dental Hacks podcast for a whole year! For our gift, we want you to go buy a bunch of Cosmedent stuff and sign up for a bunch of classes at the CEE! Go check them out at www.cosmedent.com!

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a "pre-polish" from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you'll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you're a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only...1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix. This offer is only valid until the end of July, so jump on it NOW!

Go Hack Yourself:

 Premier Solo diamonds

Feed Me, Silicone Lube 

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 te 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 28, 2017
Treating childhood airway issues with Dr. Tracey Nguyen (DHP153)
01:32:17

Dr. Tracey Nguyen joins Jason and Alan to discuss how dentists can be the first line in treating airway problems in children.

You see it every day. Kids with huge tonsils, collapsed arches and bags under their eyes. But did you know that dentists can effectively treat airway issues in treatment? Tracey Nguyen discusses her background in sleep dentistry and how she started diagnosing and treating airway issues in children. We discuss treatment options, working with specialists and putting together a team that can help children not become adults with sleep and airway issues! There's a lot of information here...you might want to listen twice!

 Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,400 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.

Jason Smithson is bringing vertical preps to the US! Are you going to be one of the first to see this ingenious technique demonstrated? Will you be one of the first to actually try it? www.dentalhacks.com/vertical

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a "pre-polish" from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you'll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you're a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only...1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Henry Schein Business Institute

Alan: Sof Lex XT discs

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 te 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 21, 2017
The Brain Trust on specialists in the GP office (DHP152)
01:24:34

Is having a specialist in the GP office the ultimate "have your cake and eat it too" or is it a management nightmare that makes everyone worse off? Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Paul Goodman join Jason and Alan to discuss.

You hate endo, but you hate to send it out. You'd love to do more big implant cases, but your local specialists are too busy to get patients in quickly. What about having a specialist in your office? Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Paul Goodman have all kinds of experience on this topic (positive and negative) and they join the Dental Hacks to talk about the pros and cons of incorporating specialists into a general dental office. If you're interested in getting some help with bringing a specialist into your office be sure to get in touch with Paul Goodman at his Dental Nachos Facebook group! He's got some really good checklists you need to see, too:

Is your office ready for an in house specialist?

Things to think about when looking at an in house specialist

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,200 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 want to know something that can take your composite esthetics to the next level? Opaquers. The latest composites have some amazing characteristics, but many of them are pretty translucent. Usually that's a great thing, but sometimes it's a problem. Cosmedent has been making a wide variety opaquers for years and we guarantee you can find some use for these bad boys in your dentistry! Go check out Cosmedent's Creative Color opaquers at www.dentalhacks.com/opaquers.

Posterior composites have their own special challenges. It's not only good enough to have interproximal contacts. You really need to have realistic contours. Real teeth are curvy. They aren't straight. The the Bioclear Biofit matrices with injection molded composite are the only matricies that give you anatomic curves every time. Check the Biofit matrices out at www.dentalhacks.com/biofit.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Augma Bond Apatite

Alan: Mogul 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 te 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 14, 2017
The Alan Mead Experience
50:51

The Dental Hacks podcast is featuring an episode of "the Alan Mead Experience!" Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan to talk about natural ability and expanded function dental assistants as well as how he became the educator he is today!

Please subscribe to the Alan Mead Experience!

 

Jul 13, 2017
Killing financial sacred cows with Garrett Gunderson (DHP151)
01:22:07

Financial advisor and author Garrett Gunderson joins Jason and Alan to explain why IRAs suck and how we get retirement planning wrong.

How are you planning for retirement? Are you saving enough and in the right way? Financial advisor Garrett Gunderson joins the Dental Hacks to explain why a lot of what we think we know about financial planning is a myth! In this entertaining interview we talk about why IRAs suck, how student loan debt affects retirement and he even takes on some haters from the Dental Hacks Nation! We even dig into health insurance and American's poor health and why the best and brightest aren't going into medicine any more.

Garrett runs a financial planning company called the Wealth Factory where they help people with saving, tax strategies and all of the things we talked about on the show! He kind of got famous for writing the book, "Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity." Do you want Garrett's new book for free? Text (801) 396-7211 with "wwrd" in the subject line and you can get an instant download!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 10,500 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 any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Corky Willhite is one of the most listened to guests that we've ever had on the podcast. We featured him in episodes 126 and 127 talking about cosmetic dentistry and composite rehabs. He's giving his "Ultimate Esthetics" course at Cosmedent's CEE September 28-30th and you need to check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics.

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a "pre-polish" from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you'll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you're a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only...1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Legend app (iOS) 

Alan: 2" submersible pump

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 te 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 07, 2017
The Brain Trust on hiring (DHP150)
01:20:11

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Sandy Pardue and Elizabeth Corbin to talk about hiring in the dental office.

Most owner dentists cringe when they have to hire someone new. What's the best way to know what you'll really get from a new employee? How do you sort through the applicants. This Brain Trust is packed full of no nonsense, actionable ideas for hiring. Let by Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources, you'll be ready to fill your next opening in record time and get the right person. Some of these techniques are downright diabolical but they're all awesome. Get a pen and some paper before you start listening, because you're going to want to take notes!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 9500 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.

Cosmedent wants the Dental Hacks Nation to try their amazing new composite, Renamel Nano Plus! Use coupon code "Hacks Plus" at checkout on the website or when you call for an amazing 20% off any Renamel Nano Plus order! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus

The Heat Sync composite heater from Bioclear is one of the most important parts of the Bioclear Method. It allows you to deliver carpule after carpule of heated paste and flowable composite for the most demanding composite placement applications. Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync

Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: iPad Pro 10.5" and Echo Bearcat wheeled trimmer

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 te 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 23, 2017
The return of the Dental Hacks Grab Bag (DHP149)
01:11:26

In today's episode the Dental Hacks go back to basics again! No guests. No Brain Trust. Just Jlips and Al. So what do we have to talk about? As always...lots.

  • A listener proposes a low debt way to do a startup. Can it work?
  • What's the simplest and most consistent way to do class II composites?
  • Howard Farran thinks new grads need to do every procedure to service their debt? What do the Hacks think?
  • A whole bunch of other stuff

This was the first Grab Bag we broadcast (partially) on Facebook Live! Let us know what you thought!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 9000 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.

Cosmedent is releasing a new Nano composite! It's called Renamel Nano Plus. It sculpts better, it polishes better, it doesn't stick to instruments and it's available now. Coming to the website soon! Call (800) 621-6729 to find out more!

Diamond Wedges are different and better than any wedges you've ever used. Period. Go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/diamondwedges

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Silhouette Nitrous Oxide hood

Alan: Fat Bottomed Girls by the Band Perry

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 16, 2017
Smithson on Ceramics (DHP148)
01:23:08

Dr. Jason Smithson talks about how he treatment plans, prepares, temporizes and restores teeth for all kinds of ceramic restorations.

"Jason Smithson is that composite guy with Cosmedent, right?" Not so fast there, cowboy. He does teach at Cosmedent and he does teach some really great composite courses. But he's no one trick pony. In his upcoming course, "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion" he's teaching how he treatment plans, prepares, temporizes and restores teeth that need ceramic onlays and crowns.

He also talks about the old but new style of preparations called "vertical" or "edgeless preparation. When does he use that? Why? And how?

We also dig into how he presents. He has a pretty phenomenal case acceptance and how he gets that isn't what you might think!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 8300 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.

JLips had a chance to hear Jason Smithson talk about ceramics a year or two ago. He's updated the course to include some new and very cool stuff.! Go check out his course in September at www.dentalhacks.com/vertical

You should definitely check out the amazing matrices, wedges and gear that Bioclear has put together. But maybe more importantly...you should learn the system at the Bioclear Learning Center! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/learningcenter

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast"

Alan: Chuckit tennis ball launcher

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 te 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 09, 2017
The future of practice management software with John Kois Jr. (DHP147)
01:11:05

What does practice management software look like in the future? John Kois, Jr., CEO of the Kois Center in Seattle, WA has a pretty good idea about that. In episode 147, John sat down with Alan to talk about a new, cloud based practice management software called Evidentiae Technologies. This innovative software was created to help dentists with administering and organizing patient data to help formulate risk factors and even treatment plans. John explains all the things that make this software worth checking out. Rumor has it that it will be available to the general dental public sometime this fall!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 7400 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.

Vertical preps.  You've seen the photos. You've watched the masters doing it. Now you can learn them from Dr. Jason Smithson himself! Go check out his course in September at www.dentalhacks.com/vertical

It's time to get serious about your composites. It's time to check out Bioclear. It's fractally different. And better. Find out more at www.dentalhacks.com/Bioclear

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Anatomic Profile Generator

Alan: The Fifth Column 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 te 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 02, 2017
A Dirty Podcasting Trick (DHP146.5)
08:33

In this very short episode Alan gives you a taste of his new podcast, The Alan Mead Experience! If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the new show!

The Alan Mead Experience on iTunes/Apple Podcasts

The Alan Mead Experience website

May 31, 2017
Hackisode 17: The Bioclear posterior course wrap up
36:53

Here's what some foiks who took the Bioclear posterior course thought of their experience! Be sure to check out Bioclear products and courses at www.bioclearmatrix.com.

May 28, 2017
The Brain Trust on mindfulness and coping skills (DHP146)
01:29:13


Episode 146 features a mini Brain Trust with Jason, Alan and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski talking about coping with the day to day stresses of dentistry.

Dentistry is tough. Dealing with patients, employees, debt and insurance companies takes a toll on everyone. You can't really get away from these things, but how you choose to handle it can make a huge difference on your well being. Jason and Alan dig deep with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski on ways to thrive and survive the stresses of day to day dentistry. Not going to lie to you...this is one of the best we've ever done!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 6500 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.

No matter how you're doing your composites...you should finish with a Cosmedent Flexicup. Specifically the superfine pink ones. Wow are they good! And they last forever! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/cups

Zirc is a company that makes organization very simple and very effective. Take their procedure tubs. They've thought of everything...including all 16 colors and a their very own slide lock tub covers. Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/tubs

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Cytoplast Barrier Membrane

Alan: The Bacon Method

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 te 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 26, 2017
Real dentists do composite with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb (DHP145)
01:20:32

In episode 145 Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey from believing composite was a "temporary material" into creating an entire rehab in composite!

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb was one of Dr. Frank Spear's original students. He's been learning excellence in restorative dentistry for 25  years or more. But like many dentists, he used to believe composite had no place in long term restorative dentistry. Then he met Dr. Buddy Mopper and he began to change his mind. Dennis is a really engaged teacher. Really approachable and seems to really understand how dentists learn. Some highlights:

  • Dennis's approach to team bulding...learn one, do one, teach one!
  • Simple composite solutions that can make a huge difference!
  • How does sleep apnea affect restorative dentistry?
  • A description of Dennis' course at Cosmedent, "CPR for the worn dentition."

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 6000 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.

Dr. Jason Smithson is back in Chicago this September 22-24 teaching "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion!" Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/smithson and use the coupon code "swagbag" when you sign up for his course for a special goody bag from Cosmedent at the course!

The Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page has spoken! They love the Zirc Crystal HD mirror! And now, you can get a great deal when you use coupon code "dentalhackshd" at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: IRIS large photo keeper for implant parts

Alan: Brasseler/NSK Forza ELM electric motor (bonus: Pelican case for audio gear)

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IMG_20170516_101127If 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 19, 2017
The Brain Trust asks: "Are traditional associateships dying?" (DHP144)
01:26:10

Episode 144 features a Brain Trust with Dr. Tarun Agawal, Dr. Paul Goodman and Dr. Sully Sullivan talking about the future of associateships.

So what happened to all the traditional associateships? You know the ones. They paid pretty good, they had mentorship, they usually led to a buy in of the practice after a period of time. It seems like these opportunities are few and far between. The Brain Trust breaks down the pros and cons of associateships. Why they fail, why they're getting rare and what potential associates and owner docs can do to make the chances of getting a good one more likely!

Some links from the show:

One on One Basketball (Larry Bird and Dr. J)

TBone Speaks podcast (Tarun's)

The Millennial Dentist podcast (Sully's)

It's time to get rid of the rubber bands and sterilization bags. Zirc has a full line of instrument organization products in 16 colors...enough for any anal retentive dentist and their organizational schemes. Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/instruments.

Are you a sculptor or a brusher? Whichever you are, Cosmedent has you covered! Composite instruments, brushes and Brush and Sculpt sculpting resin will help you with your composites no matter what you do! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Cosmedent.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Tito's Vodka

Alan: Karl Schumacher diamond tipped extraction forceps

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 12, 2017
"All on 4" all the time with Dr. Wayne Brueggen (DHP143)
01:25:31

Dr. Wayne Brueggen joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey into giving patients a new smile in a day!

Dr. Wayne Brueggen has been placing implants since the 80's. He trained under Dr. Paulo Malo, the originator of the "All on 4" technique and has been giving patients all new teeth in one appointment for a lot of years. You'll hear how he learned to do it, how he learned to market it, and what it takes to create these single visit smiles.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 5000 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.

Bindu the dog had some dental problems. 3 root canals later, Bindu's teeth were build back up with Cosmedent's Cosmecore! Check this wonder material out at: www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Organization in your office can cost you time and peace of mind. Zirc has a really cool way for you to try out their organizational products in your very own office! It's called "Zirc's Organizational Box of Efficiency" or ZOBE. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

Dr. Wayne Brueggen's website

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: irokdds.com

Alan: Worklab by Custer (Grand Rapids, MI)

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 05, 2017
Hackisode 16: The Alan Mead Experience drops and new Patreon content
10:17

Greetings Dental Hacks Nation! Just a quick Hackisode to ask you guys to go subscribe to the new podcast Alan is creating called "The Alan Mead Experience." Please go subscribe so you don't miss a minute of insight and great storytelling! 

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-alan-mead-experience/id1227297247?mt=2

Also, we're going to start releasing "Patreon only" content in our new interviews and Brain Trusts. Support us for as little as $4 a month and you'll have access to this special "Patreon supporter only" content! Check out our Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3206436

 

Apr 30, 2017
The Brain Trust on saving teeth (and not saving teeth) (DHP142)
01:23:56

Episode 142 features a discussion of when to save teeth and when to give up and move to different options.

Have you ever done heroics to save a tooth and wished you hadn't? Everyone has...but what can we learn from it? In episode 142 the Dental Hacks feature a round table of dentists in the trenches talking about what they've learned about heroic treatment to save a tooth. Alan is joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Artie Volker and a brand new Brain Trust member, Dr. Paul Goodman! What does your training have to do with your ideas of when to give up on a tooth and when to be heroic? When is it a good idea to bend over backwards? Not only is this discussion informative...it's hilarious. Buckle in, because this is a good one!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 4700 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.

MirrorImage by Cosmedent is awesome for a lot of reasons. One of them is the fact that they ahve their own repair material called "Adjust" that sticks to MirrorImage WAY better than regular flowable! www.dentalhacks.com/mirrorimage

Zirc Dental Products is a family owned company from Minnesota that manufacturers their products right here in the USA. And their products are kind of amazing. Take a look at what they have to offer in organization, isolation and visualization on their website at www.dentalhacks.com/zirc!

Jason: "Knee Deep" by the Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett

Alan: "Golden 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 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!

Apr 28, 2017
"OMG! All of my patients have sleep apnea!" with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP141)
01:20:25

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 4300 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.

6 resin veneers on discolored #22-27. And I gave myself an hour. Yes, I'm insane. And yes, I needed pink opaque from Cosmedent! Check this wonder material out at: www.dentalhacks.com/pinkPink Opaque by Cosmedent!

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!

Apr 21, 2017
The Brain Trust on dental operating microscopes (DHP140)
01:33:51

Episode 140 features a round table of dental operating microscope users and Michael Lippe of CJ Optik explaining how to incorporate this technology into your dentistry!

Dental operating microscope are a technology that is making its way into lots of dental offices. Once thought to be just for endodontists, more and more general dentists and other dental specialists are finding uses for them. Episode 140 features a Brain Trust segment featuring 3 microscope using general dentists (Dr. Matt Costa, Dr. Mac Jones and Alan) and a microscope using periodontist (Dr. Michael Zidile). They're joined by Michael Lippe, who might just be the most knowledgeable person ever on dental microscopes! This discussion starts with how we all got involved with microscopes and moves into how scopes are becoming more main stream in dental offices every day!

Some links from the show:

Auto Front Office

CJ Optik Flexion

Global Microscopes

Akiyama method for microscope placement

Zirc mirrors

G. Hartzell and Sons "clown mirror" (126 MLG)

Premier Comfort View retractor

Optragate

Michael Lippe...scope guru: (863) 207-7001, mlippe@mac.com

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3900 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 by Cosmedent is one of the most versatile materials in dentistry. I've come up with a lot more ways to use it than just core buildups. What new ways have you found to use it? www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Zirc is celebrating 50 years in business this year. And to celebrate...they've created something amazing. Their newest catalog is stuffed full of amazing products guaranteed to make your life easier and your dental practice running smoothly. You can download the .pdf version at www.dentalhacks.com/zirccatalog, but I would suggest that you don't. You should get the paper one. It's practically a work of art! I know that sounds crazy, but it's beautiful and full of really cool ideas for your practice. Email us at info@dentalhacks.com and put "catalog" in the subject line and we'll forward you to someone who will send one right to you!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagon Masters

Alan: TextExpander 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!

Apr 14, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Abenaim on 3D printing, in office milling and the future of dentistry (DHP139)
01:30:28

This week we feature Dr. Jonathan Abenaim talking about what he prints and mills in his office as well as the Brain Trust talking about Instagram for the dental office and how video makes social media more powerful.

Have you ever wondered "will I be printing stuff in my office someday?" Dr. Jonathan Abenaim is pretty sure most offices will be printing some stuff, but definitely milling a LOT of stuff. He's doing tons of it every day in his office and he tells us all about it in episode 139! What kind of scanner do you need? What order should you invest? You get it all from the man who runs Smile Syllabus, a one stop CE extravaganza all about incorporating technology into your practice!

In our Brain Trust we feature Jason and Dr. Ryan McCall explaining to the older (read "more experienced") and less social media savvy Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Alan. Instagram for the dental practice? Incorporating video? Local targeting? These guys lay it all out for you. As JLips says, "it's super easy." Sure, JLips. We believe you.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3600 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.

Have you ever tried to mask a grey or discolored tooth with composite? It's not easy, right? Most opaques are white and chalky. I recently figured out that the best way to do it is use Pink Opaque from Cosmedent! It blocks out discoloration but leaves a warm, natural opaque in the process. I've never used anything like it. Go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/pink

Why is the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc different? It's the way that it's made. They use a combination of 3 metal oxide layers to coat their mirror lens. It's brighter and clearer than rhodium, but just as scratch resistant! Check out the Crystal HD mirror at www.dentalhacks.com/mirrors.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: moist cotton towel, lavender

Alan: Cosmedent pink opaque

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!

Apr 07, 2017
A shot across the bow with Dr. Jonathan Abenaim (DHP138)
01:36:57

Episode 138 features Dr. Jonathan Abenaim shaking up the status quo about digital dentistry and a Brain Trust on social media for 2017.

What is digital dentistry? Dr. Jonathan Abenaim has some thoughts about this. And they might surprise you! Dr. Abenaim is a dentist who has learned all the major digital dentistry systems, prints and mills most everything in his office and basically has this stuff figured out. Look, you know he's controversial when he calls the CEREC (which he uses on a daily basis) the "Easy Bake Oven" of dentistry. Jonathan runs Smile Syllabus which teaches dentists how to incorporate digital technologies into their day to day workflow.

Our Brain Trust features the return of Dr. Ryan McCall along with regulars Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton as we discuss how we're using social media in our practices in 2017! Websites, reviews, Facebook...we talk about all of it.

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3400 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.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! This September, past guest (and upcoming guest!) Dr. Jason Smithson will be giving a course entitled "Minimally Invasive Ceramic Restorations: From Concept to Completion." That's right...Dr. Jason Smithson is going to cover ceramics at Cosmedent! The course is 3 days at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on September 22-24th. For more information check out www.dentalhacks.com/JasonSmithson2017.

Zirc has created an amazing new product to keep your mirrors from fogging. It's called "Mirror Magic" and it's something than anyone who uses a mouth mirror should try! Use coupon code "HACKS03" to receive 15% off any Mirror Magic products! www.dentalhacks.com/mirrormagic

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: S Town podcast

Alan: G. Hartzell 2" cone socket mirror and Orascoptic XV1 loupes

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!

Mar 31, 2017
Busted with the Accidental Geniuses and friends (DHP137)
01:10:23

Episode 137 features a live round table of Dr. Mike DiTolla, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Josh Austin, Dr.Chris Farrugia and James Kwasniewski joining Alan for a live round table!

Funny dentists. Two words that don't normally go together. Until now. 

Episode 137 features a live round table of funny dentists. Dr. Mike DiTolla brought together a brain trust of dentists to help him work out material for the upcoming Dentsply/Sirona World in Las Vegas (September 13-16, 2017). You'll find it particularly interesting that the group was kicked out of our first podcasting location by the security guards at the Marriott in downtown Charlotte, NC...and we caught it on the recorder!

We talk about our own speaking styles, Gilbert Gottfried and the funniest dentists presenting today as well as what Mike's planning for the upcoming DS World! Please note...this has some adult content in it...maybe not appropriate if your kids are in the car!

Some links from the show:

Dental Hacks Nation stats: ageDental Hacks relationshipyou are a

Reverse crown prep

Dentsply Sirona World

Gilbert Gottfried 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 3100 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 Cosmedent CASI instrument has become bigger than life in Alan's armamentarium. This instrument was designed to go hand in hand with Renamel Microfill composite and it gives some remarkable results! Check them both out at www.dentalhacks.com/CASI and www.dentalhacks.com/microfill.

We'd like to welcome Zirc Dental Products to the show! They have some innovative and awesome products and we're going to be talking about it in the coming months. Please go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zirc.

 Go Hack Yourself:

Alan: Samsung Chromebook Plus

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!

Mar 24, 2017
Behind the scenes with Julie Charlestein (DHP136)
01:31:25

Episode 136 features the second half of our interview with Premier Dental CEO Julie Charlestein and a Brain Trust featuring Sue Robinson on leadership and running your dental office.

Have you ever wondered how a dental company thinks about branding? What the CEO of your favorite dental manufacturer does on a day to day basis? Julie Charlestein of Premier Dental talks about what Premier is doing to help dentists to recognize their brands (new logo anyone?). It's interesting to hear what's going with the companies that provide the products we use every day!

Leadership. Dentists and owners need to understand it, but it's not intuitive. The Brain Trust is back talking with Sue Robinson of Practice with Honor. Jason, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Rich Rosenblatt are all clients of Sue and the talk about what Sue has done for them. Helping manage your team, helping understand how to be self aware and how you communicate are all things that dentists don't realize are important skills! Not only that, Sue can help clean up old insurance claims and even help manage your front desk from behind the scenes! If you have questions about running your practice, you should check Sue out! If you use the coupon code "Dental Hacks" Sue will give you a 5% discount on her services!

Some links from the show:

Jason is taking Dr. Justin Moody's "Implant Pathway." You need to check it out!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2700 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.

CPRWhat do you do for that patient that is slowly but surely grinding their teeth to dust? CPR, that's what you do! Check out this upcoming course featuring Dr. Dennis Hartlieb entitled "CPR for the Worn Dentition!" March 23-25 in Chicago at the incomparable Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence!

We'd like to welcome Zirc Dental Products to the show! They have some innovative and awesome products and we're going to be talking about it in the coming months. Please go check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/zirc.

 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Boomerang for Instagram

Alan: Life and Dentistry 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 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!

Mar 17, 2017
Hackisode 15: Is SEO dead? with Mike Pedersen and Dr. Lance Timmerman
45:21

In this Hackisode we feature Mike Pedersen of www.thedentalboost.com and Dr. Lance Timmerman as we talk about search engine optimization, Google updates and using video on your webpage. Be sure to check out Mike's podcast, "Your Dental Success" and Lance's podcast "Totally Oral" today!

Mar 15, 2017
Airbnb for dentists with Drs. Galen and Davina Detrik (DHP135)
01:09:19

Jason describes the current model of dentistry as "you go to school, then you work yourself down to a nub and then you die." What if you did it a different way? What if you tried an "Airbnb" style model for dentistry? Drs. Davina and Galen Detrik did just that! Today's episode features a full length live interview with Galen and Davina about being a millennial dentist, new business models and their amazing course, called the Thrive Experience Masterclass. If you're interested in delivering quality smile makeovers at a great profit margin, you should check out the course! It's 100% online with tons of face time with Davina and Galen! We think you're going to love this interview and we think Galen and Davina are changing the way dentistry is done!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2600 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.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! Check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence for the best continuing education for composite techniques anywhere!

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!

 

Mar 10, 2017
104 years in dentistry with Julie Charlestein (DHP134)
01:15:31

Premier Dental has been making quality products for dentistry for a long time. 104 years to be exact. Even more amazing is the fact that it has been family owned for all that time! Our guest for episode 134 is Julie Charlestein, a 4th generation CEO of Premier Dental products. She tells Alan and Jason the story about Premier's founding and it's 104 years of making high quality and innovative products for the dental office. Furthermore, we talk about the long tradition of "family businesses" in dentistry...on both the manufacturing side and the clinical side!

Our Brain Trust segment features Sue Robinson of Practice with Honor. Brain Trust regulars Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski join Jason and Alan to hear about how Sue and her company help dentists with leadership, managing teams, having an amazing front office and even dealing with insurance companies! Both Rich and Dawn are clients of Sue and they help explain how this kind of coaching can really help in the dental office. 

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2300 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.

Everyone knows that Cosmedent makes some of the most amazing composite materials in the world. That's obvious. Less obvious is the fact that Cosmedent has some of the best teachers of composite techniques in the world...right in Chicago! Check out the Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence for the best continuing education for composite techniques anywhere! 

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: OralDNA Labs

Alan: Garrison Double cord packer

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!

 

Mar 03, 2017
Chicago Midwinter 2017 wrap up
25:42

In today's episode Alan shares some content created on the floor of the Chicago Midwinter meeting. 

First up is a review of the Heraues Kulzer Cara which is halfway between conventional impressions and intraoral scanning. Kind of cool. This sales guy also talked Alan into buying an intro kit for the Pala Digital denture system.

Next Alan talked with Mike O'Malley of Cosmedent about how they've developed a lot of their products based on ideas from practicing dentists! 

Finally Alan shares a short interview with Cole Hackett and Joe Blalock, two seniors at the University of Kentucky School of dentistry. They had just finished taking their mock boards and drove from Lexington up to Chicago to see the midwinter! They're starting a new podcast called "Life and Dentistry" which will be up and running soon!

 

Feb 28, 2017
Emotional Intelligence in the Dental Office with Vicki McManus (DHP133)
01:18:07

In episode 133 we continue our interview with Vicki McManus of the Productive Dentist Academy! Do you sometime struggle when you're communicating with team members or patients? If you do, you're not alone! Vicki specializes in helping doctors and team members learn to communicate more effectively to make the office a better place for everyone!

Episode 133 features the second half of our live Brain Trust from the VoD meeting with Dr. Dawn Kulonglowski, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Scott Bridges as they talk about "the best and the worst" of dental meetings, procedures and they even take audience questions!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2200 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 Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit  happened. And it was amazing. If you missed this life changing event, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/virtual-ticket you'll have access to all the talks and all the live streams for a measley $199. We know you won't miss it next year, but you can still catch what happened here!

The Dental Hacks Nation is Renamel country! Cosmedent is offering a fantastic deal on Renamel composite all February! 15% off any order of Renamel microfil, Renamel microhybrid or Renamel nano using the coupon code "Renamel Hacks." You can order on the website at www.cosmedent.com or call them at 1-800-621-6729 using that code and get your 15% off all Renamel products!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Roland dental milling units 

Alan: Traxodent with Retraction Caps by Premier 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!

Feb 21, 2017
Hackisode 14: VoD 2018 and the Dental Feed with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver
41:04

Alan and Shawn Van de Vyver relive some of the magic of VoD 2017 and then begin speculation about what you might expect at VoD2018! Save the date for January 26-27th, 2018! More will be revealed!

Also, Shawn discusses his new interactive dental forum, The Dental Feed! (www.thedentalfeed.com)

Feb 17, 2017
Vicki McManus on habits for a long and productive career (DHP132)
01:20:06

Vicki McManus is the CEO of The Productive Dentist Academy. Also, she's a blast! We did a live interview of Vicki at the Voices of Dentistry Summit last month and it was super fun and delivered tons of value! Today's episode focuses on different habits that you can create that will make your life easier, your days more productive and your career longer. You should take some notes...just about everything she says is actionable and amazing!

Today's show features a live Brain Trust recorded at the Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville! Brain Trust favorites Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Brent Young joined Jason and Alan on stage for a rousing game of "best and worst." We also welcome Brain Trust newcomer, Dr. Scott Bridges to the stage...who graciously covered for the always hilarious but temporarily sick Dr. Frank Clayton!

Some links from the show:

LoopNet commercial real estate tools

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 2000 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 Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit  happened. And it was amazing. If you missed this life changing event, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/virtual-ticket you'll have access to all the talks and all the live streams for a measley $199. We know you won't miss it next year, but you can still catch what happened here!

The Dental Hacks Nation is Renamel country! Cosmedent is offering a fantastic deal on Renamel composite all February! 15% off any order of Renamel microfil, Renamel microhybrid or Renamel nano using the coupon code "Renamel Hacks." You can order on the website at www.cosmedent.com or call them at 1-800-621-6729 using that code and get your 15% off all Renamel products!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: WatchPat home sleep apnea test

Alan: Hindenburg Journalist (audio editing/recording software)

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! 

Feb 14, 2017
The Brain Trust on Startups (DHP130)
01:16:06

Episode 131 features an amazing Brain Trust lineup. It's so amazing that we're not going to break it up like we normally do. It's 100% Brain Trust goodness! The recent Voices of Dentistry meeting gave us a chance to try the Brain Trust style live, and I think you'll find it was amazing. Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and Dr. Melissa Zettler. 4 of the 5 of us have experience with startup dental offices. One of the five of us is more interested in fart jokes. But we think you'll find it to be a really good discussion of the good, the bad and the ugly of dental startups from some people who know!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1900 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 Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit  happened. And it was amazing. If you missed this life changing event, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/virtual-ticket you'll have access to all the talks and all the live streams for a measley $199. We know you won't miss it next year, but you can still catch what happened here!

Cosmedent is offering a fantastic deal on Renamel composite all February! 15% off any order of Renamel microfil, Renamel microhybrid or Renamel nano using the coupon code "Renamel Hacks." You can order on the website at www.cosmedent.com or call them at 1-800-621-6729 using that code and get your 15% off all Renamel products!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Beat the Heart Attack Gene (audio)

Alan: Premier microprep burs (MP30)

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!

Feb 07, 2017
Voices of Dentistry Summit debriefing
40:37

Today's special episode of the Dental Hacks podcast features the four hosts of last weekend's Voices of Dentistry Summit: Alan and Jason along with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and Dr. Jason Lipsomb. 

The meeting was amazing and we're pretty sure dental meetings will never be the same. Take a listen to what magic took place and go get your "virtual ticket" at www.voicesofdentistry.com and see the magic for yourself!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1800 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.

We'd like to thank Cosmedent for being a sponsor for the last 6 months! They supported us at the Voices of Dentistry and you should go check them out at www.cosmedent.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 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!

Jan 31, 2017
The Dental Hacks grab bag (DHP130)
01:09:10

In today's episode, the Dental Hacks go back to basics. No guests. No Brain Trust. Just Jlips and Al. So what do we have to talk about? As always...lots.

  • Jason's latest CE trip to the Henry Schein Business Institute
  • How does your debt load affect the way you treatment plan? How does what kind of day you're having affect the way you treatment plan? What can you do to be more consistent?
  • How are the Hacks feeling about the future of dentistry?
  • A whole bunch of other stuff

And of course, we talk about the Voices of Dentistry meeting which is THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1600 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.

It's down to the wire, people. You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

If you can't make it to the VoD meeting, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/live you'll be able to see the meeting online as it's happening! $249 gets you a "streaming" ticket and you'll have access to all the video after the meeting as well! You get your streaming ticket if you can't make the meeting!

We'd like to thank Cosmedent for being a sponsor for the last 6 months! We'll see them at the Voices of Dentistry and you should go check them out at www.cosmedent.com!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Henry Schein Business Institute

Alan: Carhartt scrubs

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!

Jan 24, 2017
Creating your implant pathway with Dr. Justin Moody (DHP129)
01:35:28

Rural dentistry. Everyone always says that's where the gold is. Dr. Justin Moody understands rural dentistry and we spend some time talking about how he has grown a rural, multiple practice empire in Nebraska and South Dakota. Then we talk about how Justin has designed a new educational program based in the United States! Justin's education center is called the Implant Pathway. What if you could earn implants from the beginning with much of the basic information organized and presented online and focus on the valuable hands-on stuff at the live programs? What if you could do live treatment planning, placement, uncovering and restoration all done in the United States? Well, now you can! And you'll be doing homeless veterans a favor! Justin has really put together an amazing implant program and he's offering listeners of the Dental Hacks some special savings! Use coupon code "Hacks1000" to save $1000 off of Implant Pathway registration!

We pick up with our "listener question" Brain Trust with Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski! We talk about how we handle social media personally as well as what we're doing with social media in the office! Then we talk about vacation and how to make sure you plan your time off ahead of time, how we handle coverage when we're gone and even how we handle emergencies when we're out of the office! It's great stuff!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 1400 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.

It's down to the wire, people. You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

If you can't make it to the VoD meeting, you can still be a part of it! If you go to: www.voicesofdentistry.com/live you'll be able to see the meeting online as it's happening! $249 gets you a "streaming" ticket and you'll have access to all the video after the meeting as well! You get your streaming ticket if you can't make the meeting!

Dr. Jason Smithson is one of the Dental Hacks' favorites. Jason and Alan met at a Cosmedent course of his, and now is your chance to go see the man himself! The course is called "Day-to-day" Direct Composite Resins: The Ultimate Foundation Class. You'll learn shade matching, preparation and composite placement techniques that will change the way you practice! Don't miss this chance to see an amazing teacher in the amazing Cosmedent hands on classroom! For more information and to sign up go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Smithson.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Swiss+Tech 6 in 1 tool

Alan: Dental, Portrait and Shade Analysis Photography: From A-Z

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!

Jan 16, 2017
Hackisode 13: Live Stream the VoD!
08:16

Alan shares some cool news about the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit! If you can't make it, but still want to be part of the VoD you can buy a "virtual ticket" and live stream the event! You'll see what the attendees are seeing when they see it, but you can be sitting in your underwear in the comfort of your own home! Go to www.voicesofdentistry.com and choose the $249 "streaming" ticket and you'll be good to go!

Jan 15, 2017
Dr. Justin Moody and the implant rodeo (DHP128)
01:38:22

Our guest for episode 128, Dr. Justin Moody, is one of the hosts of the popular dental podcast "Dentists, Implants and Worms." What you might not know about Justin is his amazing background in dental implants and teaching others about them! That all changes today.  Justin has created a learning center for implant dentistry Implant Pathway that is second to none. You're going to hear more about that in our next episode with Justin. For today, you'll hear about his journey from dental student to "almost" oral surgery resident to multiple practice owner who has limited his own practice to implant dentistry. It's a pretty great story about CE and being a rural dentist that everyone needs to hear!

In today's Brain Trust Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Erin Elliott to answer listener questions! These 4 all stars weigh in about how they handle redo's and how they handle their social media presence for their practice. It's good info and it's VERY funny stuff!

Some links from the show:




 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 1300 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 MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

We've featured Dr. Corky Willhite over the last several weeks talking about his revolutionary transitional bonding technique. Now is your chance to see it in person from Dr. Willhite himself at the Cosmedent CEE! Cosmedent is offering the course on March 16-18th in downtown Chicago in the greatest place to take a course anywhere! And if you use the coupon code "HACKS SWAG" you'll receive a Cosmedent goody bag including some Brush and Sculpt, some Cosmecore and some of Corky's amazing radiopaque cavity liner, "Demark." For more information and to sign up go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Corky.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Debacterol

Alan: Escape Clause, by John Sandford (on Audible)

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!

Jan 10, 2017
Cosmetic dentistry and mentorship with Dr. Corky Willhite (DHP127)
01:26:58

How does one become a cosmetic dentist? Well, obviously there are tons of courses, but what about following a path that's been laid out by people who are already doing it? Dr Corky Willhite tells us how he got started with cosmetic dentistry and about his mentors. He also tells us how the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has influenced his career and enhanced his dentistry through mentorship.

The Brain Trust explains why they feel like the CBCT has become an integral part of a well rounded dentist's armamentarium. Join Voices of Dentistry presenters/podcasters Dr. Justin Moody, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Wes Mullins as they talk with Jason and Alan about how they use the CBCT in their office and how they chose their machines.

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 1100 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 MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!)

We've featured Dr. Corky Willhite over the last several weeks talking about his revolutionary transitional bonding technique. Now is your chance to see it in person from Dr. Willhite himself at the Cosmedent CEE! Cosmedent is offering the course on March 16-18th in downtown Chicago in the greatest place to take a course anywhere! And if you use the coupon code "HACKS SWAG" you'll receive a Cosmedent goody bag including some Brush and Sculpt, some Cosmecore and some of Corky's amazing radiopaque cavity liner, "Demark." For more information and to sign up go check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/Corky.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Sheldon Lerner sinus presentation on Blue Sky Bio Academy

Alan: Nato Smart Mount 

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!

Jan 03, 2017
Hackisode 12: the Dental Hacks Fat Attack returns!
35:30

In this Hackisode Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Dan Massie and Dr. Neel Joshi to talk about how they used the Dental Hacks Fat Attack group last year. Each one of us is ready to get back into the swing of things and we discuss how we're going to jump into it!

If you're interested in joining the Dental Hacks Fat Attack you can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510580579244854/?ref=bookmarks. All you need to do is request an invite and you're in! 

Some links from the episode:

Precision Nutrition

Headspace app

Matt's favorite protein powder (Quest Peanut Butter)

Joule sous vide cooker

 

Dec 30, 2016
The week between Christmas and New Year's (DHP 126.5)
59:01

So everyone takes time off between Christmas and New Year's Day, right? All that eating and college football means there's not enough time for a new podcast, right?

Nope. We're on it. Boom.

Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan to talk about dental insurance, health insurance and having some empathy for the dental patient that wants to use their benefits. Then they dig into the idea of doing an "interview" with a new patient during their first exams and building up "emotional capital" (Shawn's fancy word).

They also talk about the sponsors of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit. These companies have decided to back the most innovative meeting os 2017 in spectacular fashion!

Cosmedent

Productive Dentist Academy

Bioclear

Divergent Dental

CallTrackerROI

Osteoready Implants

Advanced Prosthetics Institute

Monday Morning Dentistry

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 900 members! Can we hit 1000 before the New Year? 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 MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent recently introduced a composite placement instrument like nothing you've ever seen. It's called the CASI (pronounced like the name "Cassie") and it is 100% Dental Hacks approved. Both Jason and Alan have found that it's becoming an integral part of their anterior composite workflow. It has curves in all the right places and allows you to build beautiful anatomy in layered composites quickly and easily. If you make it to the Voices of Dentistry meeting you'll have a chance to see it up close and personal!

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!

Dec 27, 2016
Transitional bonding with Dr. Corky Willhite (DHP126)
01:31:13

Everyone has those patients that would probably best be served with a full mouth reconstruction. But many or even most of those patients can't or won't fit that into their budget. What if you could offer treatment that could offer positive esthetic and restorative changes to stabilize these patients with composite resin? Dr. Corky Willhite has been delivering this service, which he calls "transitional bonding" for years and he teaches it at the Cosmedent CEE! In today's episode he explains how he started doing transitional bonding and how to do it:  from smile design to a stable products that can last for years! Want to see more? Corky is presenting a 3 day course on transitional bonding from March 16-18th, 2017 in Chicago!

The Brain Trust features 5 speakers at the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit! We ask the question: does CBCT make you a better dentist? Jason and Alan talk with Dr. Wes Mullins from "the Dental Guys" podcast, Dr. Lance Timmerman of "Totally Oral" and Dr. Justin Moody of the "Dentists Implants and Worms" podcast about what CBCT has done for their practice and why they think it's an important tool! You're going to love this discussion (including Justin's near miss with a train). If you do...you need to buy your Voices of Dentistry tickets so you can meet them all in person!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 800 members! Can we hit 900 before Christmas? 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 MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Flowable composite might not be the sexiest thing in your armamentarium, but it's pretty darn important. You should use the best flowable out there. Cosmedent makes it in about a zillion shades and it comes in microhybrid and microfill. It handles like a dream and frankly, it's better than what you're using. Go check out their flowable at www.dentalhacks.com/flowable.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagner Heat Tool (aka: JLips Fire Gun)

Alan:  Zirc Mirror Magic (use promo code: DENTALHACKS2016)

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!

Dec 20, 2016
48 years in dentistry years and counting (DHP125)
01:29:13

Episode 125 is a very special one for Alan. He sat down with his dad, Roger Mead, for a conversation about dentistry. Dr. Mead graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy school of dentistry in 1968 and is still practicing dentistry today! He still loves the profession and you'll hear about how things have changed and how they've stayed the same over a storied career in dentistry! He tells stories about dental school in the 60s, transitioning from working with no gloves, CE from Dr. Pankey himself, taking arrows for being a general dentist performing orthodontics and a bunch more! What started out as a talk with my dad ended up being downright fascinating!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 600 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 MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI...not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent is celebrating the holidays with an amazing deal on the best core material out there! Save 20% on any order of Cosmecore using the coupon code "HacksHoliday" at checkout! Go take a look and get yourself some at www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Chicago Lab Day!

Alan: Masterclass (taking a course from deadmau5)

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!

 

Dec 13, 2016
Posterior composites 2.0 with Dr. David Clark (DHP124)
01:31:46

What if seeing posterior composites on your schedule gave you the same warm, fuzzy feeling as a crown prep on #14? We make no promises, but the Bioclear method can help! We pick up where we left off with Dr. David Clark talking about the Bioclear system, specifically the "Diamond Wedge." Since David is a dentist, he spent a bunch of years addressing problems that dentists have run into with posterior composites and designed solutions that everyday restorative dentists can use to take the drudgery out of direct restorations! You'll hear David discuss the problem of "back to back" composites and his tricks to avoid poor contacts as well as how to choose wedge sizes and separation rings for regular cases. Finally, David and Jeremy discuss how the "Rock Star Polish" and how they invented Magic Mix to make the polishing process simple and consistent. Honestly...if you hear one thing in episode 124 it's trying out Magic Mix. Man is that stuff awesome!

Jason and Alan regroup in the second half of the episode to be their very own Brain Trust. Some stuff they talk about:

  • office holiday parties
  • learning to scan: the first few days with an intraoral scanner
  • experience with Bioclear Magic Mix
  • Why some patients are just clinically easier than others and what to do about it
  • putting together a team of specialists to work with

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 600 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all