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Simplifying Materials and Technology with Dr. Marcos Vargas and Dr. Paul Feuerstein (DHP274)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

Release Date: 01/10/2020

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Alan had a chance to talk with Joshua Scott of Studio 8E8. Joshua has around 20 years of experience in dental marketing and he realized that dental marketing sucks. It's a harsh truth, but totally true. We discuss all about marketing in dentistry!

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What's keeping you from implementing change or getting your ideas out there? Al discusses a concept that he learned from Seth Godin a LONG time ago called "shipping." It's the concept of pushing past the objections and idea of perfection and getting it out there.

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We have Dr. Liz Doman back again this week.  Dr. Doman started her career off as a hygienist and has a different perspective when she treats perio than a traditional college to dental school student.

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Has the COVID pandemic really caused more cracked teeth? Alan talks with Dental Hacks Nation favorite Dr. Dawn Kulongowski about whether there are really more cracked teeth from COVID! The answers might surprise you!

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Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Brad Keener for a really interesting talk. As it turns out, both of these friends of the show survived accidents that left their faces and teeth smashed up!

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Every business owner and especially ever dental practice owner needs to keep their eyes open for embezzlement. Unfortunately, it's a problem that faces every dental practice. Al suggests a very simple habit he's had over the years that is surprisingly controversial amongst his colleagues that can make a difference.

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The Clinical Hacks talk pulp capping with guest Dr. Liz Doman!

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Alan is joined by Dr. Bill Linger. Bill is a microscope using dentist and the president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED). We discuss some of the struggles clinicians have in learning to use a microscope in dentistry.

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Jason talks with Dr. Ziv Simon. Ziv is a periodontist, an immigrant and an educator. He practices in Beverly Hills and has an amazing educational portal called SurgicalMaster.

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Alan goes solo in episode 37 to talk about gratitude and how it can make your life a LOT better. The thing is, you have to practice it consistently and not just when your hair is on fire! 

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

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

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

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

Some links from the show:

Dentsply Sirona SDR Flow+

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

Spear Education

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

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

VoD 2019 Highlight video

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

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

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

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: The Movies that Made Us

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

Alan: Global Surgical Microsurgeon's chair

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