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The Future of the Dental Industry with Dr. Mike DiTolla (DHP297)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

Release Date: 06/26/2020

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Today we are joined by guest host, Dr. Mike DiTolla! We last spoke to Mike the week before most dental offices in the U.S. switched to emergency only for several months. Since Mike is a dentist and speaker, as well as being VERY knowledgeable about the dental industry we thought he was the perfect guy to help us understand what the dental industry was going to look like in the coming months and years! Some of the things we talked about are:

  • Glidewell does most of it's crowns with 3 DAY TURNAROUND!

  • What has Mike's life looked like since we started closing offices for the coronavirus?
  • Webinar wars
  • What does CE look like moving forward?
  • Jason drinks Truly
  • How is the "dental industry" feeling about the post-shutdown era?
  • Are patients coming back?
  • How has organized dentistry handled Coronavirus?
  • Charging for PPE?
  • Rella and Everclear
  • Hypochlorous acid fogger
  • Security theater?
  • How do n95 masks work? What about Brownian movement?
  • What's the future of dental meetings? (Mike DiTolla's hot take on the ADA meeting)
  • Mike DiTolla starting a podcast with Dr. Steve Buchanan?
  • The Voices of Dentistry is happening on January 22-23, 2021!
  • What about on site CE (Spear, Kois, Pankey, Cerecdocs, etc)
  • What will the "new normal" look like?

Links from the show:

CBS This Morning Story (dentists vs. hygienists)

Ecolux Hypochlorous system

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Go Hack Yourself:

Mike: Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew Sweet Cream, Lasko 3 speed fan (that's a damn serious fan, son), Peaky Blinders

Jason: Osteogen Plug

Alan: Halo Headband skull cap

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