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The Switch Has Been Thrown with Dr. Gary DeWood (DHP285)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

Release Date: 03/27/2020

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

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Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Gary DeWood from Spear Education about what we can expect during the Coronavirus crisis. Gary's message is one that we all could use right now and we're grateful for him giving us some time. Some of the things we discussed:

  • What do you do when you find yourself at the edge of the cliff and you don't know what to do?
  • This is a "government mandated" economic downturn which makes it interesting and scary
  • What should we be doing with our teams? What about the potential bill being passed?
  • Tax credits vs. tax "cut"
  • Do a 4 week "break even"
  • Own the fear/angst
  • "It's hard to make a plan when you don't know what the rules are"
  • Furlough vs. layoff
  • What should we expect with regard to infection control? Are "universal precautions" still universal?
  • testing and how many people actually have the virus?
  • hopeful information about this virus
  • what's a the story on the n95 mask
  • How is coronavirus like a horrible game of telephone

Some links from the show:

Spear Online

MedCram youtube channel

The Pennsylvania law referenced (it has been updated)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: ManyChat

Alan: Garmin Connect/My Fitness Pal

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So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand this and have a great idea for you! What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert like Kay to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

"YAPI POP," what is that? Well, YAPI is all about making things more efficient, including names..POP stands for Practice Online Portal and it’s a way for you to still manager your day, and communicate with patients, from anywhere… You don’t need any expensive Remote Desktop software now to get the most important realtime information about your patients. You can securely sign into YAPI POP using any device to see your schedule, patient medical alerts, previous and upcoming visits and even send or receive realtime texts through YAPI. In fact, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, overnight YAPI just released the ability to mass text all patients on any given appointment date and you can do this from home! It’s a huge time saver and lets you manage each day as your schedule may change with ease. They’re the paperless pros, so now your new or existing patients can do something from home too.. they can sign an online COVID-19 screening form using their own phone or computer prior to dental treatment. YAPI wants you and your patients to stay healthy with easy to use technology. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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