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Being Closed Down and Opening Back Up with Dr. Arun Garg (DHP292)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

Release Date: 05/15/2020

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Jason and Alan were joined by the one and only Dr. Arun Garg for an enlightening Facebook Live last weekend. It turns out that not only is Arun a widely followed implant educator he's also a multiple practice owner! And guess what...he's been closed down like the rest of us! The Dental Hacks have a lively talk about what we've been doing to prepare to reopen our practices after the COVID crisis. Some of the topics we talked about include:

  • Who's winning during the COVID era?
  • How has his educational curriculum been affected?
  • How did Arun decide to close all 6 of practices and how did that go?
  • Dr. Garg on air filtration
  • The problem with the recommendations from the CDC/OSHA (no data)
  • Security theater (are n95 masks forever?)
  • Dr. Garg's experience with the HIV scare
  • Who can get out and who has to stay?
  • Al's new webinar: "How to Fake Your Own Death"
  • Arun's plan to ramp up to a normal volume of patients
  • In increase in deaths of despair
  • Jason's surgical caps
  • What are Jason and Arun doing to be ready to open
  • Arun's experience with a dental operating microscope
  • Using a microscope for oral surgery
  • Getting PPE is a mess/getting your team to wear it is also a mess
  • Treatment planning and case presentation in the COVID era

Some links from the show:

Implant Seminars (Dr. Garg's training curriculum)

Labomed Magna microscope

Omaha Brewing Company

Enova Illumination headlamp

Botched on the E! Network

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Pure and Clean

Al: Garmin Vivoactive 4

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