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

Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb


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    Very Clinical: Lasering Your Way to Better and More Profitable Dentistry with Dr. Bob Convissar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 38:31

    Laser Bob is back!   Dr. Bob Convissar tells us what to do with a laser if we invest in one this week.   We open up with a cinematic laser draft.  Who picked the best laser team? Topics touched on: Crown lengthening Biopsy Apthous Ulcer treatment Infant tongue ties De-pigment gingiva Pulpotomies Airway Treatment You can contact Bob at laserbobdds@gmail.com Buy his book on Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry on Amazon! Here is a link to Laser Bob's seminar schedule  Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook group if you haven already. If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! I've found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I've evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I'm ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it's easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust! Ideal preps. That's what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It's dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You'll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I've got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I'll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don't take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! It's funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He's following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I'm CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist's brand. Like every single day. I'm realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: A Call From Buddy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 16:48

    It's not every day that you get a phone call from a legend in cosmetic dentistry! Alan tells a story about getting a call from Dr. Buddy Mopper of Cosmedent to get some tips on using their new Renamel Bulkfill! Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group Renamel Bulkfill (coupon: VDP21) Renamel Nano Plus Pocketcasts If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! I've found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I've evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I'm ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it's easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust! Ideal preps. That's what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It's dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You'll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I've got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I'll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don't take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! It's funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He's following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I'm CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist's brand. Like every single day. I'm realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

    Very Dental: The Black Friday Spectacular featuring Dr. Frank Spear

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 67:56

    Alan features a throwback interview with Dr. Frank Spear on this Black Friday episode! Back in 2019, mere months before the pandemic, we had a chance to talk with Frank Spear about some interesting research he was doing. It seems that what dentists thought about the profession isn't exactly what the data suggested about the profession. Some topics that we covered: Why do insurance companies cover thing so differently from state to state? The beauty of practicing in groups. But not necessarily a DSO. Could someone become Frank Spear in the way that Frank did considering student debt as it is now? How did beautiful temporaries make a difference in Frank's career? Why does Frank feel responsible to help the narrative that dentists tell each other? What's the data the Frank would really like to see? Why is it so impossible to compare dental businesses and income across the country? How can you compare apples to apples? Take home message: things are better than dentists are telling themselves! What is dental school like when your dad is Frank Spear? How could dental school teach things with more context? Are there useful parallels between dental and medical education? How will Frank's teaching schedule be changing in the future? How is the curriculum at Spear Education changing? What kind of "big numbers" has Frank been impressed with lately? (spoiler: it has to do with Spear Practice Solutions) Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group Spear Practice Solutions Zoom Podtrak P4 If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! I've found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I've evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I'm ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it's easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust! Ideal preps. That's what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It's dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You'll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I've got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I'll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don't take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! It's funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He's following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I'm CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist's brand. Like every single day. I'm realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

    Very Clinical: Laser Dentistry with Dr. Bob Convissar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:16

    Dr. Bob “Laser Bob” Convissar “ DDS is a dentist who lectures and practices laser assisted dentistry in Manhattan.  His practice is over 100 years old! It's an amazing story. We talk about Black Friday. Then we talk about the ABC's of laser dentistry.  Both Zach and Kevin get laser shamed. We get the low down on histology. The CO2 laser is the best for soft tissue dentistry.  We discuss the economics of lasers. We discuss air abrasion.  And PBM lasers. You can contact Bob at laserbobdds@gmail.com Buy his book on Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry on Amazon! Here is a link to Laser Bob's seminar schedule  Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook group if you haven already. If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! I've found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I've evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I'm ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it's easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust! Ideal preps. That's what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It's dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You'll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I've got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I'll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don't take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! It's funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He's following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I'm CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist's brand. Like every single day. I'm realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: The Three Point Buzzer-beater

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 16:40

    Herodontics.  For normal, mortal human dentists, sometimes we do it. Even when we know we shouldn't. But can our patients really understand it? In today's episode Alan finds an analogy that helps based on the college basketball game he recently attended! Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! I've found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I've evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I'm ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it's easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust! Ideal preps. That's what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It's dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You'll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I've got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I'll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don't take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! It's funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He's following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I'm CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist's brand. Like every single day. I'm realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

    Group Function: "VoD is our Superbowl!" with Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Josh Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 53:13

    Alan welcomes two of the most accomplished and entertaining presenters in dentistry to the Group Function podcast. Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Josh Austin are known as dental educators that can connect with an audience better than anyone and they prove it again in today's episode. Both of them have been working out new and never before seen material for the Voices of Dentistry meeting coming soon in January 2021! Some of the topics they covered: The very first Voices of Dentistry! (Holidome anyone?) Josh and Mike have taken VoD "under their wing." It's their favorite meeting to present at. And we love it! Previews for VoD Why is social media is so bad for us? How do Mike and Josh prepare/write their stuff? "Start with the 3 most embarrassing moments of your life..." Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group Porn for Your Practice (social media article by Josh) Inside by Bo Burnham Matthew Posa Youtube channel If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! I've found that using a digital workflow for posterior zirconia is very predictable. So much so that when I've evaluated margins, contour and interproximal contacts...I'm ready to cement. Why so cocky? Typically the digital workflow usually nails the occlusion. But more importantly, Microcopy Dental has a posterior adjustment system for zirconia (and lithium disilicate) that is so simple and SO GOOD. First, I use Bite-Chek articulating paper for accurate and easy to read occlusal contact marking. Then I use the specially designed Z adjuster diamond (my favorite is the tear drop shape) to refine my occlusion and finally I use the 2 step Neoshine Z polishers to bring my surface back to a high, polished shine! Microcopy has done the heavy lifting to make adjusting posterior restorations a breeze. And all of their products are single patient use so it's easy clean up and no cross contamination! Go check the system out at verydentalpodcast.com/adjust! Ideal preps. That's what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It's dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You'll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I've got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I'll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don't take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! It's funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He's following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I'm CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist's brand. Like every single day. I'm realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Clinical: High Fiber Dentistry with Dr. Nate Lawson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 40:11

    Nate Lawson, DDS is a dental researcher who is the mastermind behind the @dentaltube Instagram page which has been voted one of the top educational dental accounts on the internet.  With 76K followers and growing, you'll see why with their excellent images. We start off talking about funny Thanksgiving stories. We pivot into discussing cracks and fiber usage. We lament the lack of cracked tooth education in dental school. We talk about transilluminators. We talk about using fibers as reinforcement.  We talk about fiber reinforced composite. It's always a good time when N8 the Gr8 joins us! Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook group if you haven't already. If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! 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? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: Are Dental Meetings Dead?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 20:13

    Al is heading to NYC for the Greater New York Dental meeting in a couple of weeks wondering the whole time, "are dental meetings dead?" Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group Enova Illumination If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! 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? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Dental: No One is Paying Attention with Dr. Bart Schultz

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 48:59

    Al is joined by his best friend from dental school, Dr. Bart Schultz. They had a wide ranging conversation about dental school, early dental practice and how much patients can really understand about their treatment. Also, the jobs they had in dental school and other stuff. Some links from the show: Miracle Mix Todd Johnson DDS, Paul Thomas DDS Very Dental Facebook group Voices of Dentistry (use coupon code: VeryDental) If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! 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? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!    

    Very Clinical: Sandblasting Dat Enamel with Dr. Nate Lawson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 38:49

    Nate Lawson, DDS is a dental researcher who is the mastermind behind the @dentaltube instagram page which has been voted one of the top educational dental accounts on the internet.  With 76K followers and growing, you'll see why with their excellent images. We start off by talking about Curb your Enthusiasm and our favorite episodes.   Spoiler alert, if you're watching the most current season airing now, episode 11.2 has some great scenes of Larry at the dentist. We pivot into discussing the benefits of sandblasting in clinical and lab settings and white line formation in composites. It's always a good time when N8 the Gr8 joins us! Thanks for listening and check out the Very Clinical Facebook page if you haven't already. If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! 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? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: Recommendations Vol. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 23:50

    Back when this podcast was called "The Dental Hacks" we used to include a segment in most shows that we called "Go Hack Yourself." It was a chance for us to talk about something we'd been using in our practice, listening to, reading, eating watching on Netflix or whatever caught our fancy at the time. I'm bring in this tradition back starting with today's episode! I'm going to drop some spicy recommendations for the Very Dental Nation to try. Or not try. Either way is cool with me. Recommendations in today's episode: Berman Instruments #3 and #4 Flexible-Thin Composite instruments "Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution" from Recode and Vox Quad Lock phone cases/mounts Waterpik Sonic 2.0 flossing toothbrush Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! 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? Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore! My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    We Are All Broken: Combating Compassion Fatigue with Dr. Brian McGue

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 51:44

    Dentistry is hard. We can only give so much of ourselves and we can only be compassionate to our patients for so long. Dr. Brian McGue teaches sedation with 3D Dentists and at Implant Pathway and is acutely interested in helping dentists avoid burnout from compassion fatigue. So, what is compassion fatigue? Brian and Alan dig in to a topic that many of us relate to but probably haven't put into words yet.  This is the first full episode of the "We Are All Broken" podcast series. I'd love to hear from you if you find it helpful and worthwhile and perhaps some other topics you might be interested in hearing discussed! Some links from the show: 3D Dentists Implant Pathway Brian's email If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Clinical: Post and Cores from the Back Catalog

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 32:54

    Today we reach WAY back in the Very Clinical catalog! The gang is back.  Kevin, Mac, and Zach discuss posts and cores! Highlights include: - When do you choose to place a core, or a post? - Do you remove all the previous restoration every time?  Most of the time? How does Mac do a core? - He mentioned like 5 products, Cosmecore, Absolute Dentin, Fuji 2, Equia Forte, and Miracle Mix.  I'm exhausted just typing all of those, so I pinned him down to one for technique. - Cosmecore - Mac bonds that in with a Self-Etching Primer Bonding Agent Prelude SE (technically he uses the generic KoolBond SE, but uses the Prelude branded dual-cure link) How does Kevin do a core? - He uses regular light cure composite sometimes (Kalore from GC), but usually uses Absolute Dentin from Parkell - Bonds with Brush and Bond from Parkell How does Kevin do a post? - Dentatus Posts - Buildup material cements the post How does Mac do a post? - Unicore Posts - Buildup Material cements the post Zach buildup and posts: - Bulk EZ for buildups (autocure) - Aforementioned KoolBond SE (generic of Prelude SE) to bond. - Parapost XP - FibreKleer Posts - Vlock Posts (now Edenta Headmaster) If you want to interact with us, head over to the closed Facebook Group Very Clinical! We want to produce episodes about the questions you have, it's a great place to post a clinical topic, you don't even have to post a photo! If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill My 11 year old son is in Invisalign with one of the orthodontists that I refer to. He's doing REALLY well for an 11 year old boy. I see the case for his aligners all the time. With the orthodontist's logo gloriously blazed across the lid. And then I thought to myself...aligners, splits and removable offers a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They're offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: "The Big Talker"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 17:56

    Have you ever had that patient that's never quite ready to do the work they need done? The patient that you've had multiple consultations and treatment plans ready to go but can never quite manage to follow through? Al calls this kind of patient "The Big Talker." We've all got a few of these in our practices and Al talks about identifying and dealing with them in today's episode! Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group The Peaceful Practice Podcast If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Dental: If You're Going to Do It, Do It Early with Dr. Richard Low

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 46:01


    Alan welcomes Dr. Richard Low of the "Shared Practices Podcast" to Very Dental! Alan has known Richard since he was a dental student helping with the Howard Farran's podcast! He's since created one of the premier sources of information on practice ownership for new dentists, The Shared Practices ecosystem! Some of the topics they discussed were: Alan, Richard and the history of dental podcasting "Getting Things Done" and Merlin Mann Richard likes coaches and personal assistants Alan is uncoachable There is TOO MUCH CONTENT out there The problem with multiple offices (especially with only one dentist) The advantages of being old (on practice ownership, on debt, on lifestyle) Change comes when it hurts enough "Let student loans be the fire to motivate practice ownership." What is Shared Practices?   Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group The Shared Practices podcast Shared Practices events If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  


    Very Clinical: Dam New Year 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 31:36

    The Very Clinical guys ring In the dam New Year (2020)! Highlights include: No New Year's Resolutions except just be nice! Kevin uses Coltene Non Latex Rubber Dam Zach uses Hedy Isodam Kevin uses lube Kevin uses this template Zach uses PacDam…which looks way cooler Kevin uses this punch Zach uses this punch Zach uses this block out resin Kevin likes winged 14A and 12A rubber dam clamps for molars Both use Optragate in the anterior We pimp Voices Of Dentistry Mac Jones word count …zero.

    Shorts: A Little Something for Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 23:11

    Al discusses the importance of having something outside of the office that you look forward to. Whether it's cycling (current obsession), podcasting, baking or something else, I've benefitted by having something of my own. Call it a hobby, avocation or obsession...it's nice to have something that you love outside of your career and other obligations. Something that's just for you.  Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: 4 Words to Avoid Using with Patients

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 19:01

    The words you use with patients can be important. Alan discusses a few that he's found to be less than helpful over the years that he tries to avoid using with patients. The four words he discusses: Small (in terms of dental disease) Dental "Insurance" Expensive Painful Do you have any words you try and avoid during patient communication? Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Clinical: Dr. Chris Salierno on Neoss Implants

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 35:11

    Returning this week is Dr. Chris Salierno formerly from Dental Economics and now at Tend Dental. Chris lets us know where to go and eat in NYC and how he's taking lessons from the hospitality industry to advance customer service at Tend. Clinically, Chris took an implant residency post dental school in implant restorations and he talks about how implant restorations sparked his speaking career which sparked his entire career in the spotlight. Chris has used Neoss Implants extensively and lets us know the pros to this particular implant system. We also talk a bit about how problematic implant cases can be that you inherit because of the sheer number of different implants out there. Thanks for listening and we'll catch you next time! Be sure to find the Very Clinical Facebook group! If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! Our friends at Microcopy understand that having systems in the dental office makes things simpler and more efficient. That's why Microcopy created the Neoshine system. Except it's really 3 different systems. What are you polishing? Microcopy has a polishing system for it! The neoshine S system will polish your composites to a high shine! Neoshine Z will make polishing zirconia and lithium disilicate simple and fast! Polishing metal? The Neoshine M system is made just for that! Each system has two steps and comes in cups or points. And like all Microcopy products they're sterile packaged single patient use so no clean up and no chance of cross contamination! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/neoshine! I've finally had a chance to try Cosmedent's Renamel Bulk fill and I've got thoughts. I've used several different kinds  of bulk composites and I think Cosmedent has figured it out. Handling is terrific. I heat my composite for placement and Renamel bulk fill was easily placed and sculpted. What I like most about it is that it doesn't seem as translucent as many other bulk fill composites. Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill Hiring is a problem for everyone. And once you've found that new person, training them is expensive and time consuming. Zirc's Color Method streamlines the chaos of materials, instruments and the sterilization process.  It simplifies and keeps the practice running efficiently which is KEY all the time…but ESPECIALLY if you are short-staffed. The color method makes on-boarding new team members easy.  Everyone can identify quickly with color! The color method can also help make it easy for the doctor to find everything for a procedure if they need to come in on a night or weekend. Also...colorful chairside set-ups look amazing from the patient chair. To find out more about Zirc's Color Method head over to verydentalpodcast.com/color. Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Dental: "All the Gems Come Out" with Dr. Jason Smithson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 67:32

    What's the very best way to figure out what a patient really wants? You have an honest and authentic conversation with them! Alan welcomes back Dr. Jason Smithson to the Very Dental Podcast to talk about having conversations with patients! Jason and Alan spend a LOT of time talking about how they've learned to have great conversations. (hint: less talking, more listening) Any time I get a chance to tell stories with Jason, I take it! I think you'll really enjoy this one Some of the topics they covered: "Instant Orthodontics" good dentistry or bad dentistry? Gen Z and Instagram filters The esthetic preferences of younger generations and cultures are not necessarily the same as what dentists have learned! John the 80-ish year old "very English guy" ("I don't want to look like her.") Why don't we teach how to have a conversation with people about what they want? The cosmetic patient that "didn't like" what they had done Giving diastemas back! Clinician to patient "I don't care" vs. "I don't mind" Dentists need to keep their mouths shut...more listening and less talking "All the gems come out after a minute or two..." Is it good to be "busy?" How Jason schedules recalls A "very Cornish" patient and how listening helped solve his problem Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Shorts: Everyone Sucks at Their Job (except Elvis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 33:20

    If your business model is based on, "what else are they going to do?" then you suck. As a business owner, the bar for taking good care of your customers is very low. Be better. Elvis Dahl from Preat is the opposite of this. You should check them out. Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group Voices from the Bench (Elvis's podcast) If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Clinical: A New Kind of DSO with Dr. Chris Salierno

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:44

    Very Clinical welcomes Dr. Chris Salierno onto the podcast! Chris was well knows as the Editor-in-Chief of Dental Economics for the past several years, but has taken on a new role as one the main officers in a hot new growing DSO on the East Coast. Highlights include: Bond, James Bond - Have you seen “No Time to Die”?   Which Bond is your favorite? What is Tend? Where is Tend? Who is Tend? How does a DSO differ clinically from a non-DSO? What is Chris' role with the company? An interesting interview especially since Kevin and Zach are both in non-DSO practices, it's interesting to hear how the other side does things. If you haven't joined the Very Clinical Facebook Group, check it out for more discussion! If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Dental: The Practice You Should Buy with Dr. Addison Killeen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 49:42

    Alan is joined by Dr. Addison Killeen to talk about Voices of Dentistry, his new book with Dr. Mark Costes and a bunch of great ideas for purchasing an existing practice! Addison has done a startup, done acquisitions and has owned multiple practices...he's done the thing. Buy a practice or startup? What's the best kind of practice to buy? Acquisition = revenue from the get go Advice to sellers: don't "upgrade" stuff to attract a buyer. Let the buyer choose their technology, etc. What are banks looking for from a potential buyer? How to handle difficult conversations with patients of the last guy (the office who never treated perio, etc.) Where did Addison's entrepreneurial streak come from? Hot cycling talk Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group Dental Success Network Addison's books: By The Numbers Dental Startup Manual Dental Operations Manual Dental Acquisition Manual If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!  

    Very Dental: It's OK to be a Regular Dentist with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 56:01

    Alan welcomes Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver to the Very Dental podcast! Shawn is a self described "regular dentist." What is a regular dentist? Why are we having this conversation? Well, blame it on social media. Some of the things they discussed: Shawn gets up early in self defense Social media has ruined the "regular dentist" gig for many people. Who are the patients that do all these FMR's that we ce in continuing education? Shawn's time is worth nothing (he does his own lab work) The narrative of "opportunity cost" Al on podcasting/Shawn on video Buying a practice during COVID (and hiring) Narratives vs. reality in dental hygiene models Health care choices and how money affects them Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group XOcademy (Shawn's Exocad learning academy) If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

    Very Dental Shorts: They Don't Even Realize

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 17:21

    Alan discusses a certain kind of difficult person that we run into often in dentistry. Many people whose behavior seems bizarre to us don't even realize that they're behaving that way. Al suggests a couple ways to remove the victim (you).  Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The dental industry is facing a challenging time in hiring team members. If you've been trying to hire, you probably feel this deeply It's important for teams to look for ways to do more with less…to increase efficiency.  Mr. Thirsty One Step allows a dentist or hygienist to work independently. MTOS has NO MAINTENANCE, comes pre-assembled and is 100% disposable! Zirc wants to show you how helpful Mr. Thirsty One Step can be in your practice. Go to verydentalpodcast.com/thirstytrial (all one word) and you can get a free sample of Mr. Thirsty One Step! Each sample comes with a small, medium and large!  Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!        

    Off Topic: The Price of a Hard Boiled Egg with Dr. Mark Costes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 44:09

    Alan chats with co-founder of the Voices of Dentistry, Dr. Mark Costes. We talked VoD and planning a dental meeting, being a 50 year old dude and what waking up early (REALLY early) has done for Mark. Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry (use code VeryDental) The Very Dental Facebook group The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Four Futures Journal (by Mark!) If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The Very Dental Podcast is also supported by Zirc! How often do you wish that your patients didn't have lips, cheeks or tongues? This isn't a very practical wish, but the Mr. Thirsty One Step basically grants it to you! It's a comfortable bite block that removes the cheek and tongue from your operating field while the integrated suction keeps everything completely dry! And you don't even need any special hardware to use it! Best of all, single use means that once you're done, you just dispose of it. No clean up, no sterilization hassles. Mr. Thirsty One Step is like your wish come true! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/thirsty! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

    Very Dental: "Go Visit Your Lab" featuring Dr. David Hornbrook

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 66:42

    Alan welcomes Dr. David Hornbrook to the Very Dental podcast! David was the presenter at the Vedder Society's fall meeting and he did not disappoint! He's an amazing clinician with an approachable style of presentation and we got to see and interact with him for 3 days! Some of the things we discussed on the podcast were: David is REALLY glad to be back to in person teaching! David explains how he became such a lab and materials focused clinician "Knowing exactly what they're doing in the lab has made me a better dentist." Do you invite your lab to ask for more information and critique your work? Digital workflow isn't an invitation to be sloppy. PVS is way better for someone who doesn't pay attention to details What's the benefit of visiting the lab? Do you know who is creating your restorations? Your lab techs know what kind of dentist you are! Let's go to Lab Day in Chicago! Do you do CE with your lab tech(s)? Are we moving to implants too quickly? Bridges are legitimate treatment in a lot of cases and implant are not always the best choice. The greatest trick for strengthening a zirconia bridge! Becoming David Hornbrook Photography vs. "Instagram Photography" Patient expectations and "ideal" dentistry Weighing minimally invasive techniques against creating room for materials Informed consent and how the dentist "spins" the treatment David's recommendations for new dentists: find a mentor eliminate the undesirable procedures from your practice as soon as possible realize that you're going to be a dentist for a long time "hurry up and slow down" Be uncompromising Some links from the show: Vedder Society David Hornbrook's courses (Utah Valley Dental Lab) The Voices of Dentistry The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Neodiamonds from Microcopy Dental are very fine. I mean, all of them are awesome, but some of them are actually “very fine.” Specifically I mean the yellow striped ones they call “finishing” diamonds. I use Microcopy finishing diamonds on just about any patient that I might be spinning a bur on. Very fine finishers do the heavy lifting on composites so polishing is simple and easy. I use them to finish crown preps. I've been known to adjust Emax and Zirconia with them. Once you try them you're going to find a ton of places to use them! And just like all of Microcopy's burs, they're sterile out of the package and single use means they're sharp and efficient and can be disposed of at the end of the appointment! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/veryfine (all one word)! The Very Dental podcast is also supported by our friends at Cosmedent! Cosmedent has just released a new composite that you're going to want to try! It's called “Renamel Bulkfill” and it's here to simplify your posterior composite placement. It rivals the speed and efficiency of amalgam but it's still packable, sculptable and polishes like a dream! You can cure up to 4mm increments, so it's sure to increase the efficiency of working in the posterior. It's radiopaque for easy identification on recalls, too! I'll get a chance to try it clinically next week and I'll give you my review with photos in the Very Dental Facebook group! Cosmedent is offering a killer 20% off deal for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners by using the coupon code “VDP21” at checkout on their website! So go check out Renamel Bulkfill at verydentalpodcast.com/bulkfill The Very Dental Podcast is also supported by Zirc! How often do you wish that your patients didn't have lips, cheeks or tongues? This isn't a very practical wish, but the Mr. Thirsty One Step basically grants it to you! It's a comfortable bite block that removes the cheek and tongue from your operating field while the integrated suction keeps everything completely dry! And you don't even need any special hardware to use it! Best of all, single use means that once you're done, you just dispose of it. No clean up, no sterilization hassles. Mr. Thirsty One Step is like your wish come true! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/thirsty! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they've been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! Do you want an easy way to support the Very Dental Podcast network? Go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you!

    Very Clinical: Chrome in a Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 37:56

    Kevin and Zach are joined by Roe Dental president BJ Kowalski  and East side rep Jayne Winn This is a discussion of the Chrome technique for placing and restoring All On X implant restorations. We discuss the history and step by step instructions for using the Chrome technique. We hope you enjoy this podcast! Please join our Facebook group! If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Dental Shorts: The Rejuvenating Power of Continuing Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 18:52

    Al gushes about his recent trip up north to the Vedder Society! Between socializing with his Very Dental guests and getting to listen to and podcast with the one and only Dr. David Hornbrook, this weekend provided a real shot in the arm that he didn't even know he needed! Some links from the show: Vedder Society The Voices of Dentistry The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!    

    Off Topic: Naked on The First Day of School

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 54:04

    In the very first “Off Topic” podcast Alan is joined by podcast veteran Dr. Melissa Zettler! Our plan was to talk about parenting but in pure “going wherever it goes” fashion, the conversation moved toward our mutual history at the University of Minnesota! Al and Melissa attended “the U” at the same time in the mid 90's and they reminisce about jumping out of the lab window and stripping down to their skivvies in front of their classmates on the first day of gross anatomy! Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Clinical: Roe Roe Roe Your Dental Lab

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 34:05

    Kevin and Zach are joined by Roe Dental president BJ Kowalski  and East side rep Jayne Winn. We talk inside Cleveland stuff. We talk football. We talk all about Roe Dental Lab. We talk about all the serviced Roe provides. We talk about lab communication. We talk about the transition from analog to digital in the lab. You can visit Roe's website here https://www.roedentallab.com Please join our Facebook page! If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Dental Shorts: A 1983 Chevy Citation in Your Mouth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 19:09

    If you were driving a 1983 Chevy Citation you'd know it. You would know it from the bondo'd body work. You'd know it from the sound the engine makes every day you cranked it up. You'd know because finding parts is hard.   What about the patient who has a mouth full of early 80's dentistry? It's the equivalent to driving around in a 1983 Chevy Citation. The question is...do they know this? Do they understand it?   Alan tells the story of a patient like this and what he's going to do about it!   Some links from the show: Chevrolet Citation The Voices of Dentistry The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!    

    Very Dental: What Makes a Great Dental Website? with Jeff Gladnick

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 49:01

    Alan welcomes Jeff Gladnick from Great Dental Websites to the Very Dental Podcast! Jeff last joined the show in 2016 and it turns out that websites, SEO and practice marketing have changed quite a bit! Who knew? Some topics they discussed: The recent AADOM meeting and what it was like to get back to a dental meeting after COVID Jeff's harrowing COVID experiences and what our friends down under are experiencing now Thoughts on the virus, vaccines and mandates What is “Great Dental Websites” and why are they different? Content Management software and why it matters  What's wrong with WordPress? Webflow? Design and why dentists shouldn't DIY What's new/different/important in SEO? Reviews are important, they're part of “local” strategies...not organic Jeff doesn't recommend blogging! How do you know what you need for dental marketing? How do you know what to spend? Talk with referrals! Don't let your people do black hat! Are you goodwithteeth.com? Why can't you just use the Google landing page? Are reviews REALLY bringing the people in? You need to ask! Why do patients like you? It's probably not what you think! Some links from the show: The Very Dental Facebook group Voices of Dentistry 2022 (January 21-22, 2022 in Scottsdale!) The Fifth Column podcast (featuring Josh Szeps) Useful Idiots podcast ZDogg, the most reasonable voice on COVID out there If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Dental Shorts: Profitable but Gross Business Models

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 17:20

    All of these business models are fantastic...for the business. Not for the client. All are based on being a pain in the ass for the client. The $x/month credit card swipe “subscription.” “New Paper” Spotify and other subscriptions, if you aren't careful Based on being difficult to cancel. Or at least multiple steps. Often inexpensive enough that you won't bother. Verizon's “you can only cancel by calling this number” Automatic renewal by credit card of ANYTHING Medicine's “automatic premium payment” and “never discussing money before a procedure” technique. Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Clinical Redux: Dr. Nate Lawson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:24

    The Very Clinical guys take a look back with special guest Dr. Nate Lawson, the materials guy! Highlights include: Dr. Nate Lawson has an awesome Instagram page! Check it out here!  https://www.instagram.com/dentinaltube/ We hear Nate's origin story Nate teaches at The University Of Alabama Birmingham and also practices. Nate tells us how to become an Instagram model. Nate answers questions from our Facebook page!

    Group Function: "Because COVID"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 48:41

    Alan is joined by friends and colleagues Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton to talk about COVID. Specifically how we're feeling 18 months into the COVID pandemic. What's different? What's changed for the worse? Did anything good come from it? Stuff that's changed: Costs of everything have gone up Hiring/finding employees is REALLY difficult Delivery everything New business models requiring less people/more efficiency (Dawn's vet story) No dining rooms for fast food Tolerance of crazy patients Single use/waste Everyone using straws Wiping the pen Asking about vaccination/health information Health screening Staffing changes Hygiene recall is messed up! What we'd keep: Al: Exercise Dawn: Less travel “I've put a new dollar amount on my time…” Melissa: More time with family “We were the house that was willing to have everyone over…” Frank: Pay attention to your time/free time. Also have patients prepay. Some Links from the Show: Land of the Giants podcast (season 4 focuses on the delivery economy) If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Dental: Know What You Want and Do That! with Dr. Rob Ritter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 53:01

    Alan is joined by Dr. Rob Ritter to talk about a couple of bad beats he had. Perfing an endo and punting a tough extraction had Al wondering if he should be doing these procedures in his office. Rob is a proud “restorative dentist” by choice and has described his approach as “from the gums up.” How did he decide what he wanted to include in his practice? Why did he decide to leave a lot of “specialty” procedures out? Some topics we covered: Rob's course, “The Protocol”, the dates for 2022 are available and registration opens on September 14th. If you're interested, you better sign up fast because they'll sell out immediately! (limited to 14 people!) No compromise treatment “Just because you don't want to do the right thing doesn't mean I'm going to do the wrong thing.” “When you start feeling bad for patients, you start making bad decisions” Late 90's “needs based” dentistry to “wants based” dentistry Doing dentistry because you NEED to (financial constraints) is more common Al's bad beats and walking away from endo and surgery (and why it didn't last) Case selection...don't let your guard down! You don't HAVE to do anything you don't want to No shame in referring anything that you don't want to do Find a referral network that is an extension of your practice Rob ALMOST took a tooth out earlier this year...and then decided against it. It was a wise choice. Vedder Society name drop (come in a couple weeks!) Learning from Pat Allen...can I be Pat Allen? How long had Rob been practicing before he had decided what he WANTED to do. Remember that adding new stuff is hard to learn and REALLY hard to implement. Developing a referral network and how to work in a rural environment  Rob on legacy  Your family >>> teaching dentists/doing dentistry The most valuable thing is time! Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman) If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Dental Shorts: How to Buy a Practice for $87,500

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 18:55

    Alan tells his "origin story" of purchasing a practice for a mere $87,500 23 years ago! Some links from the show: The Voices of Dentistry The Very Dental Facebook group If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Clinical: Labor Days with Dr. Jorge Zapata

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 34:24

    We are joined by Dr Jorge Zapata of Ogden Utah, post Labor Day Zach makes us jealous by telling us about Turks and Caicos We recap summer Kevin had a GREAT summer vacation Zach was on the water a lot! Jorge took his boys to college We discuss Jorge's posting on Facebook First we discuss Class 2's Jorge uses Bioclear and Garrison Jorge uses Kuraray Clearfill composite Jorge has great anatomy! Jorge is a rubber dam man Then we talk endo Jorge uses Edge endo Jorge uses a sealer from Kerr Jorge does retreats and apicos We talk about the perfect marriage of CBCT and microscope We talk about extra canals and the surgical microscope We talk about 3rd molars and the scope Join our Very Clinical Facebook page!! If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Why Get a Dental Microscope? With Dr. Graham Forbes and Dr. Brad Mattison

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 61:53

    Alan is joined by two relatively new owners of microscopes. Specifically the Zumax OMS 2380. Dr. Graham Forbes and Dr. Brad Mattison both bring some pretty compelling arguments for microscope use in their offices in this episode. Graham's story: He loved what he saw from the Eastern European scope gurus (Dr. Maxim Belograd and Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk) and found that a full day of restorative dentistry was getting hard on his neck! Brad's story: In dental school he watched a lot of dental Youtube and was inspired by Dr. Gerard Cuomo. The rest of the interview is a deep dive about what you need to know about dental microscopes, what you could expect the shopping experience to be and why the three of us recommend the experience of working with Enova Illumination and Zumax. Some links from the show: Maxim Belograd's Instagram Narzariy Mykhaylyuk's Instagram Leica dental microscopes Global dental microscopes CJ Optik dental microscopes Labomed dental microscopes Enova surgical headlamp Al's microscope chairs: Global BQE Ergodynamic and BQE Backup Salli Pelton and Crane Chairman Dental EZ J-Chair (“Whale Tongue”) Brumaba's Instagram page Dr. Jorge Zapata's video The Scope Curious Facebook page Wayne Remington's microscope classes Zirc Crystal HD mirror Dr. Steve Buchanan's website The Pulp Sucker Gentle Wave The Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)  Zumax OMS 2380: verydentalpodcast.com/enova Zumax OMS 2380 video Zumax OMS 3200 video Voices of Dentistry If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Dental Shorts: The Power of Limitations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 22:28

    When can self-imposed limitations be good? Al discusses the pros and cons of placing limits on things to help focus on what's important. Some examples: addiction debt COVID continuing education and procedures that you offer! Some links from the show: The Very Dental Podcast Network website The Paradox of Choice Voices of Dentistry If you would you like support the Very Dental Podcast Network you should support our sponsors! They help us create content that is, for lack of a better word...Very Dental! The Very Dental Podcast Network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Here are 3 reasons that you should check out Microcopy Dental: Their Instagram posts are hysterical. Dental marketing is usually cheesy and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Microcopy Dental posts legitimately funny stuff on their Instagram account! Microcopy makes a wide variety of single use carbides, diamonds and polishers. Such a wide variety that their catalog reminds me of an encyclopedia. But with better pictures. Microcopy dental makes it so you'll never have to experience that “dull bur” feeling ever again. A new bur. Every. Single. Time. Go check out all Microcopy Dental has to offer at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy The Very Dental Podcast Network is also brought to you by the fine folks at Zirc. The first time I knew anything about Zirc was a LONG time ago. I tried the Zirc Crystal HD mirror and it's wrecked me on any other mirror ever since. If you want a dental mirror that reminds you of using an HD TV, you should check out Zirc's Crystal HD mirror. It comes as a replacement head for any mirror handle you already use or as a single piece. Either way, it will change the way you see everything for the better. Go check out the Crystal HD mirror from Zirc at verydentalpodcast.com/mirrors The Very Dental Podcast network thanks our friends at Cosmedent for all of their support! Have you ever wished that one simple and painless change could make your dentistry better? Cosmedent is here for you! If you aren't using a microfilled composite (and let's be honest, you probably aren't), I can guarantee that it makes anterior composite dentistry easier, better and more fun. The handling and polishability of Cosmedent's Renamel Microfill must be experienced to understand the major difference it makes! Go check out Renamel Microfill at verydentalpodcast.com/microfill If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast, go check out the monthly deals from our friends at Crazy Dental! Each month Crazy Dental will be offering all kinds of different coupons on the product you're using most! Head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy to see the monthly deals they have in store for you! Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you're looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners! The Very Dental podcast is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

    Very Clinical: Under My Thumb err...Microscope with Dr. Jorge Zapata

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 31:37

    We are joined by Dr Jorge Zapata of Ogden Utah, whose Beast Of Burden is a surgical microscope First we mourn the passing of Charlie Watts drummer for the Rolling Stones. Start Me Up….Jorge's bio Miss You …. We talk about Kevin's son and skiing Time Is On My Side …. We discuss extending Jorge's career by implementing the surgical microscope Mother's Little Helper… We discuss Jorge's global use of the microscope for all dental procedures Satisfaction…. We discuss Jorge's sharing of videos and photos on several forums including the Very Clinical Facebook page Paint It Black…. We discuss the times Jorge DOESN'T post recorded videos Waiting On A Friend… Jorge's lecturing has dimmed because of Covid and how he met Alan Mead You Can't Always Get What You Want… Kevin could not get used to using a microscope in a Cerec class. Zach tried one at VOD It's Only Rock And Roll…we sign off and beg you to join our Very Clinical Facebook page. Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental: Mentorship is a Two-Way Street with Dr. Jason Smithson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 53:48

    Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan to talk about putting COVID behind us, the future of CE and how mentorship really works. What is the "post-COVID-ish" period looking like in the UK "fallow time" Webinars have changed Jason's educational platform a lot Is hybrid teaching (part webinar/at home part in person) the future? Do dentists need the socialization of CE? Jason and Alan are probably more country than most dentists Spear Homecoming...making our Spear heroes more human! Jason is the new Spear composite guy and has never taught there yet (hopefully in September!) Remembering Russell DeVreugd The Vedder Society should get Jason! How does mentorship work? Some links from the show: The Vedder Society fall meeting DOT Hands On The Restorative Programme Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental Shorts: The Stall Cleaning Analogy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 16:52

    Al's had a couple of really weird days. So obviously he has to think of an analogy to torture in the latest episode of Very Dental Shorts! How are horses like patients? How come some stalls need to be cleaned WAY more than others?  Some links from the show: The Very Dental Facebook group The Voices of Dentistry Summit! Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental Shorts: Someone Else's Shoes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 15:01

    The first day of school puts Al in a contemplative mood. How good are you at seeing things through someone else's eyes? Does this skill have any application in dentistry? Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental: Is the Dental Tax Real? with Jay Glazer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 51:01

    Alan is joined by Jay Glazer of Crazy Dental. Jay is Al's "connection" in the dental industry. They talked about a bunch of stuff and some of the topics they cover were: What's the difference between Crazy Dental and DC Dental? Al hates it when reps show up in your office. Sales reps vs. a really good website. (Jay was a rep) Is Alexa listening to you? Jay is a big fan of the Voices of Dentistry! What has changed in the dental industry since COVID (Jay was HOSPITALIZED!) The dental industry is obsessed with PPE The supply chain is really trying to catch up...where will dentistry get hit? Why has Al switched to Crazy Dental? Al's eBay handle: a2thdoc Why does Al deserve a Lamborghini from Audible.com? Why do dentists hate the dental industry? Is the dental tax real? Have you ever seen the 3M Innovation Center? Why does Al still use Sof Lex discs? Because that's what he learned on at Minnesota! UPS drivers Why should Zach Meiners find a new hobby? Some links from the show: Crazy Dental Voices of Dentistry Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman) Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental Shorts: Groundhog Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 14:55

    Do you look at the schedule in advance? Do you remember the name of your problem patients? Al reflects on how the way he views his "hair on fire" patients has changed over the years and whether it's for the better.  Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental Shorts: Easy Peasy Digital Crown Workflow

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 18:17

    Can you knock out a crown prep from start to finish in 40 minutes? Over the last couple of years I've put together a workflow that's leisurely yet thorough and gets great results for the classic single unit crown.  I'd be curious to hear if you have tweaks that can make this even better!  Some links from the show: Template/Temp Tray from Clinician's Choice Medit i500 intraoral scanner Premier Knit pack cord Premier Traxodent Ultradent Astringident X Vividprime desensitizer Cosmedent MirrorImage Itena Dentotemp Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental Shorts: Lean Into the Algorithm

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 17:20

    Aka: Instagram wants Al to get a Husky! Al discusses how he's influenced what Instagram puts in front of his eyeballs by watching videos to the end, and saving stuff for later on Instagram! If you'd like to have a more pleasant social media experience, you should check this episode out!  Some links from the show: Reply All episode Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental: What Dentistry Can Learn from Medicine with Dr. Tarun Agarwal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 60:47

    Any dentist or dental team member that spends any time in a medical office cannot help but notice the distinct differences in how we treat patients and deliver care. Dr. Tarun Agarwal joins Alan to candidly (and I mean CANDIDLY) talk about what physicians could learn from dental offices and what dental offices might learn from medicine! Some of the topics include: T-Bone talks about meetings and the Voices of Dentistry How COVID affected 3D Dentists...getting back in to "course shape." How hard is it to perf a tooth? Hard...but not impossible! What's new at 3D Dentists? The history of the 3D Dentists retreat. "This is how education should be." Living together is an interesting way to learn The treatment center/addiction during COVID Al's medical problems What medicine can learn from dentistry (and vice versa) The patriarchal approach of medicine may have a place in dentistry Two diabetics walk into a room Water shaming...what is the right amount of water? having to pee all the time at work The Voices of Dentistry! Some links from the show: 3D Dentists Three Men and a Tenor Voices of Dentistry Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman) Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent. The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

    Very Dental Shorts: Maximizers vs. Satisficers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 18:20

    How do you make decisions about purchases and other things? Do you make lists, do the research and struggle to choose or do you get the first thing that checks all of your boxes? Alan discusses "The Paradox of Choice" and how it's influenced the way he makes choices. Some links from the show: "The Paradox of Choice" by Barry Schwartz Salsa Cutthroat Would you like to support the podcast? Then you should take a look at our sponsors! When you choose to buy from our sponsors you're helping support the podcasts that you love! The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by our friends at Microcopy Dental. Single patient use carbide burs, diamond burs, polishers and a variety of single use products that make your office more efficient, make your infection control simpler and your dentistry better! Find more information at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at verydentalpodcast.com/denturece The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by Cosmedent! Cosmedent is the premiere source for education and materials for cosmetic dentistry! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmedent The Very Dental Podcast network is also brought to you by our friends at Zirc! Zirc has clincial and organizational products to make your office and clinical systems more efficient and make infection control a breeze. Zirc would love to work with you to optimize the efficiency of your practice! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Crazy Dental!  Go check out some of the best selection of dental supplies powered by an amazing website! Crazy has become my office's "go to" for dental supplies because of its ease of use and the lowest prices anywhere. Even better...you'll save 10% by using the coupon code "VDP10" on their website and it helps support the podcast! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Crazy The Very Dental Podcast network is also supported by Enova Illumination! Enova makes custom made loupes and the very best headlamps in all of dentistry. They also sell the amazing Zumax line of dental microscopes (I've got one in my office...it's amazing!) Go take advantage of the discount that they offer Very Dental people at verydentalpodcast/Enova The Very Dental Podcast network is brought to you by the Wonderist agency. The best marketing agency to build your website, logo, SEO, design, Google Ads, social media and on. And on. Marketing your dental office...the Wonderist Agency can help! Find out more at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist

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