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"Digital" Dentures and Workflows with Dr. Darin Dichter (DHP290)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

Release Date: 05/01/2020

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The Dental Hacks Podcast

We welcome our very own Dr. Kristine Aadland, a dentist from Vancouver, Washington!

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Jason and Alan got a question emailed to them from a new dentist who is struggling with their current associateship. As usual, the Hacks have thoughts! Go check out the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook page for the conversation!

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Dental Marketing Sucks with Joshua Scott (DHP304) show art Dental Marketing Sucks with Joshua Scott (DHP304)

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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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From RDH to DDS, a Unique Perspective with Dr. Liz Doman (CHP63) show art From RDH to DDS, a Unique Perspective with Dr. Liz Doman (CHP63)

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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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More Cracked Teeth? with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHS40) show art More Cracked Teeth? with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHS40)

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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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Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Brad Keener Get Smashed (DHP303) show art Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Brad Keener Get Smashed (DHP303)

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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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A Controversial Habit (DHS39) show art A Controversial Habit (DHS39)

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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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Dr. Bill Linger on Making Microscopes Simple (DHS38) show art Dr. Bill Linger on Making Microscopes Simple (DHS38)

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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 and Alan were joined again by Dr. Darin Dichter of Spear Education to talk about a bunch of great stuff!

  • What does the Spear campus look like in the time of Coronavirus?
  • How have they been able to change the practice management and clinical education to work remotely?
  • Study clubs 2.0
  • Is the Spear kitchen doing take out?
  • How is Arizona looking for going back to work? What else has he heard?
  • Social media is a nightmare
  • Darin's digital workflow stuff...mostly conceptual
  • Digital dentures...getting ready for prime time
  • The edentulous/denture workshop with Dr. Doug Benting
  • What part of "digital" dentures are digital? Printed trial base? Intraoral impressions?

Some links from the show:

"I'm Just Here for the Dumpster Fire" t-shirts

Spear Education

Restoring the Edentulous Arch (we want to take this one!)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Northern Tool air purifiers, etc.

Al: One low carb bars

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It seems like everyone is talking about aerosols. The Coronavirus crisis has focused our attention on the possible spread of the virus in dental offices and specifically what we can do to reduce it and keep our patients and teams safer. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we do know that suction evacuation and rubber dam is a sure way to reduce dental aerosols. Our friends at Zirc have been producing some of the best products in these areas for a lot of years. If you aren’t familiar with the Zirc family of isolation products, they want you to take a look. You can get the Zirc “Protection Pack +” trial kit for only $9! The protection pack includes their amazing Mr. Thirsty One step (1 Pedo/small and 1 Medium/large) size. It’s the bite block high volume suction evacuator all in one that doesn’t need any complicated hardware. Just plug it directly into your high volume suction and you’re ready to go! The Protection Pack + also includes three “pink petals” which turns any saliva ejector into a hands free suction machine! And finally you get two of Zirc’s amazing Insti-Dam! The Insti-Dam is a nonlatex dental dam and frame all in one! Pre-punched for that emergency endo that shows up in your office tomorrow! Go check out the Protection Pack + at dentalhacks.com/protection and try one out for the low price of $9!

We know this has been an incredibly trying few weeks for really everyone, our dental friends and their patients. Many dental teams are just scratching their heads wondering, what should we be doing? Monitoring the regulations on a daily basis thinking, when are we going to get back to normal? What do we do with our appointments? You aren’t alone. There’s no book on this stuff, well not yet at least, but you know what? We have some advice for you, and it’s coming from our friends at YAPI. All of you that know of or use YAPI are likely familiar that one of their founders is Dr. Gina Dorfman, a practice owner herself. Dr. Gina and YAPI’s marketing team are going to help you stay productive and stay positive during this time. Whether you are closed altogether, treating emergency patients only, we’re going to be sharing a variety of different resources that will help you stay on top of this issue and how to stay engaged with your patients and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities that come your way. As COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks once said, There’s no crying in baseball, YAPI says there’s no downtime in dentistry! Check the Hacks Facebook page regularly for your downtime checklists, webinars on teledentistry, shareable posts to keep you connected with your patients, advice on patient re-scheduling, and more.Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

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