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Shorts: AI and the Future of Diagnosis?

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 03/28/2022

The Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 5: Sealants! show art The Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 5: Sealants!

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New dentists, take note! Not all dentists think that sealants are a wise preventive treatment! The very clinical guys, (Zach Meiners, Kevin Fryer, and Alan Mead) all have one thing in common...all pretty much dislike sealants! What? Aren't they preventing decay? Enjoy what's likely an unpopular take on sealants. Highlights include: - Do sealants prevent decay? - Can sealants "cause" decay? - What conditions should be met for sealants to be effective? - Is adding sealants into your hygiene program a revenue booster? - When did 3 experienced clinicians turn sour on sealants? - How does a...

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Shorts: The Act of Measurement show art Shorts: The Act of Measurement

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What metrics are you measuring? How does measurement affect long term outcomes? Whether it's tracking blood glucose, logging what you eat or checking on your office's production and collections, measurement can help keep you accountable. But how important is this measurement? Can you measure too much? What happens if you get bad data?  Al relates his experiences with a CGM (constant glucose monitor) and how it's helped improve long term outcomes with diabetes and wonders if there is an appropriate analogy with measurement of key performance indicators of your business! Join...

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Very Dental: Measuring Success in Marketing with Michael Anderson of Wonderist show art Very Dental: Measuring Success in Marketing with Michael Anderson of Wonderist

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is truly a one stop marketing solution. They take a personal and design centered approach to dental practice marketing. They've been supportive of dental podcasting and specifically for the Voices of Dentistry meeting and a partner to the Very Dental Podcast network. All of that said, my conversation with founder Michael Anderson was enlightening in a way that I didn't originally expect.   One of the problems with dental marketing is the inability to know if your spending is truly making a difference. Is the money I'm spending really bringing people through the door? I asked Michael...

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Very Clinical: New Dentist Spectacular episode 4: Temporaries! show art Very Clinical: New Dentist Spectacular episode 4: Temporaries!

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New (and used) dentists rejoice! In this riveting throwback episode, Kevin, Zach and Al discuss their methods for doing basic crown and bridge temporaries. Highlights today include:  Kevin immediately one-ups the groups and says he's mostly Cerec and rarely makes temps, so the moral of the episode is... skip temps and mill yourself so that you can be as cool as Kevin.  Zach, per usual has both the least expensive way of doing it and the most complicated, 3 different temp systems for a variety of scenarios.. nightmare!  Alan, also per usual, describes the most expensive way to...

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Shorts: A Midsummer Recommendation Engine show art Shorts: A Midsummer Recommendation Engine

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After a restful July, Al has some things you should check out! From bicycle stuff, to podcasts to a switchblade knife, there's a little something for everyone to check out! 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!  After the course I took at Cosmedent back in May, I realized that polishing restorations, especially composite restorations is an afterthought for most dentists. Getting a beautiful shine with lasting luster is just too much work, so why...

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Group Function: What Would You Do, 2? (Classic) show art Group Function: What Would You Do, 2? (Classic)

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Alan is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Jason Lipscomb and Dr. Frank Clayton to grapple with weird and difficult hypothetical situations in a rousing game of "What would you do?" If you were an associate and your owner dentist's hands are starting to shake, what do you do? What would you tell yourself if you had a time machine that took you to your graduation day from dental school? This and many other dilemmas are hilariously discussed by a panel of all star Brain Trusters! Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy." If you'd like to...

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Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 3: Tissue Retraction! show art Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 3: Tissue Retraction!

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In this riveting throwback episode, each of the Very Clinical guys discusses their tissue retraction methods for crown and bridge impressions/scans. Highlights today include: There are a lot of different ways to retract tissue, how do we do it if we're impressing?   How about scanning? Medicaments?  How many chemicals can Zach put in the mouth simultaneously just to dry things up? Compression caps, an inexpensive way to get some pressure hemostasis. Products talked about in the episode: Zach (generic of Astringedent) (generic of Viscostat Clear) Alan Kevin If you want to...

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Shorts: They Don't Talk About Money in Medicine with Dr. Bart Schultz show art Shorts: They Don't Talk About Money in Medicine with Dr. Bart Schultz

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In this classic episode Dr. Bart Schultz joins Al to talk about medicine. Specifically some of the medical stuff that we've experienced in the last year and why they don't talk about money in medicine. We didn't figure out why. All we know is that dentistry could never get away with what they do in medicine. What we really wonder: can a patient give their informed consent without complete financial consent? 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!  After the...

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Very Dental: Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a Sensation from Ukraine! show art Very Dental: Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a Sensation from Ukraine!

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Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a phenomenon. He's a visionary microscope user, an amazing restorative dentist and he's changing how dentists learn restorative dentistry. In this classic episode Alan and Jason were able to see his exquisite presentation at the Spear Summit and soon sat down with him to talk. Nazariy is from Ukraine and he has a really great story. We had a chance to discuss: How he started using microscopes (spoiler: HE'S NEVER USED LOUPES!) Working in a truly family business Why microscopes are a necessity in his practice His transition from analog dentistry to fully...

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Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 2: Class III Composites! show art Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 2: Class III Composites!

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This summer we're featuring "clinical basics" from the Zach and Kevin (and others) that will benefit new dentists and grizzled veterans alike! Today's episode features their take on class III composites! Highlights today include: We all walk through doing a #7 MBL restoration,  how different can 3 people do it? Everyday we're beveling.   Alan likes big bevels, and he cannot lie. Is Mylar dead?   We all learned Mylar in school, but do any of the hacks still use it? Alan describes the most expensive way possible to do a Class 3,  Zach 1/10th X's that, Kevin is our...

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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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