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Shorts: AI and the Future of Diagnosis?

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 03/28/2022

Very Clinical: Vorholt Strikes Back! show art Very Clinical: Vorholt Strikes Back!

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Dr. Steven Vorholt continues his takeover of the Very Dental Podcast Network! He sat down with Zach and Kevin at VoD in January and they put him through the ringer! The questions: How did COVID affect your practice? You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose? Did you/would you place sealant on your own children? Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners? If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant? If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or...

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AME: Dr. Steven Vorholt is in the Sweet Spot show art AME: Dr. Steven Vorholt is in the Sweet Spot

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Welcome to Vorholt week here on the Very Dental Podcast Network! We start with a throwback episode of the Alan Mead Experience from May 9, 2018. This is the "prequel" of the Very Clinical and Very Dental episodes we'll be bringing yout this week! I hope you enjoy the Alan Mead Experience again and if you like it...drop me a line and tell me! Dr. Steven Vorholt is a dentist in the sweet spot. He heard episode 068 of the AME and realized that the "sweet spot" I was talking about was HIM! He's starting a journey to understand digital dentistry and use it in his practice and you can see this...

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Very Dental: The Most Satisfying Thing on the Internet with Dr. Jorge Zapata show art Very Dental: The Most Satisfying Thing on the Internet with Dr. Jorge Zapata

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Dental operating microscopes are a fascination with me. But I don't use mine as effectively as I would like. Today's guest on the Very Dental podcast REALLY does! I had the chance to sit down with Dr. Jorge Zapata at the Voices of Dentistry 2022 to talk about it! You've no doubt seen Jorge's videos of 3rd molar extractions and other surgery on Facebook. He graciously posts them in the Very Dental Facebook group and other groups and they are the most satisfying dental videos I've ever seen! We discuss how he started using microscopes and how he's learned to document through the microscope....

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Very Clinical: Frankly Clinical show art Very Clinical: Frankly Clinical

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Fan favorite Dr. Frank Clayton joins Zach and Kevin at VoD 2022 to run the Very Clinical gauntlet! The questions: How did COVID affect your practice? You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose? Did you/would you place sealant on your own children? Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners? If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant? If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain? Check out the ! Join the  using the...

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Shorts: On Acid show art Shorts: On Acid

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Every day we see patients with accelerated wear on their teeth. It's so common that we sometimes ignore it. I recently had a chance to hear Dr. Frank Spear at the Michigan Dental Association's annual session and he spent a lot of time talking about attrition, erosion, toothbrush abrasion, NCCLs and wear patterns.  What do these things have in common? Acid. Whether it's gastric reflux or acidic foods and beverages, our patients are constantly exposed and it affects their teeth. But erosion isn't really just acid on it's own. It's almost always acid + some kind of wear agent.  The...

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Group Function: Practice Ownership for New Dentists with Shared Practices show art Group Function: Practice Ownership for New Dentists with Shared Practices

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Is practice ownership for new dentists a thing anymore? Today's guests say "YES!" Alan is joined by Dr. Richard Low, co-founder of Shared Practices, Dr. Megan Timm (client of Shared Practices and owner of 3 practices!) and Caitlin Shoemaker (coach at Shared Practices)! Shared Practices started as a podcast and has evolved into a complete solution for helping dentists into practice ownership! Richard, Megan and Caitlin share their experience helping dentists get into practice ownership using metrics and systems to help them grow and succeed!  Some links from the show: If you'd like to...

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Very Clinical: Toothlife.Irene gets Very Clinical! show art Very Clinical: Toothlife.Irene gets Very Clinical!

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The one and only Toothlife.Irene (aka: Irene Iancu) joined Kevin and Zach at Voices of Dentistry to run the gauntlet! The questions: How did COVID affect your practice? You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose? Did you/would you place sealant on your own children? Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners? If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant? If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or porcelain? Be sure to check out and her...

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Shorts: Informed Consent is Adorable show art Shorts: Informed Consent is Adorable

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All health care professions know what informed consent is and what it's for. I think that we understand the theory and maybe don't quite get it in practice. A story from earlier in the week inspired Al to dig in a little bit to the informed consent process in his practice. Can patients really know what we're doing to them? Do written forms absolve us of responsibility? Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy." If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors!  Zirc Dental Products’ Color Method...

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Very Dental: 100% Case Acceptance with Adam McWethy show art Very Dental: 100% Case Acceptance with Adam McWethy

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100% case acceptance is impossible, for sure. But I thought I would use a clickbait title to get your attention.  My guest, Adam McWethy doesn't approve of clickbait titles. But he doesn't write the show notes, so what are you going to do? Adam does a bunch of stuff at Spear Education. We talk a bunch about what's happening at Spear Education and some of the exciting LIVE events that Spear is hosting!  But then we get down to business. Adam also does a lot of work with Spear Practice Solutions and we talk about a metrics driven way to increase your case acceptance! It probably won't...

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Very Clinical: Zak on Zach Crime! show art Very Clinical: Zak on Zach Crime!

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Dr. Zak Allmand joined the other Zach and Kevin at Voices of Dentistry! He brought some interesting takes to their list of VoD questions (and inspires a few more!) The questions: How did COVID affect your practice? You have to have a crown on #2...what material do you choose? Did you/would you place sealant on your own children? Your significant other needs ortho...wires/brackets or aligners? If your own #29 needed endo/core and crown/crown lengthening, would you do it or go right to an implant? If your significant other had a slight diastema between 8 and 9 would you suggest ortho, resin or...

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Al runs into some artificial intelligence in a medical setting and riffs on how this might apply in dentistry at some point.

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