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Group Function: Getting Organized and Efficient with Kay Hickey and Tina Punton

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 04/22/2022

Very Clinical: Dr. Dan Smith Takes the VoD Challenge! show art Very Clinical: Dr. Dan Smith Takes the VoD Challenge!

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Dr. Dan Smith joined the Very Clinical team to take the Voices of Dentistry challenge! He answered Zach and Kevin's questions with style and panache!   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 reflects on a Cosmedent course from last weekend. Are we doing composite wrong? Maybe. Does Cosmedent have the very best hands on learning in dentistry? Yes. Yes they do! 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!  2 days. A bunch of the Spear Education all stars! Literally a Whitman's Sampler of all the greats! (Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gary DeWood, Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. , Dr. and Dr. ! Also ! You've heard all of these guys on the podcast and this is a great...

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Very Dental: It's Hard to Dabble in Implants with Dr. Steven Vorholt show art Very Dental: It's Hard to Dabble in Implants with Dr. Steven Vorholt

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Dr. Steven Vorholt has had an interesting four years. If you've been following "Vorholt week" here on the Very Dental Podcast Network you know where he started about 4 years ago! Today, we get to hear what he's been up to! Some of the things we talked about: How Voices of Dentistry 2019 influenced Steve's career () Becoming implant obsessed The pre-COVID cross country trek How COVID shaped Implant Pathway (spoiler: it might have made it better!) The unremarkable beginning of Steve's speaking career (he was filling in for Moody) How Steve became an expert in dental implant complications (it's...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clinical organization can save a practice time and money. Having all the instruments and materials where you need them and when you need them can shave minutes off procedure times. Having each procedure color coded and organized can save hours of team training. Using the right system for organization is really important...but how do you know what's right?

Alan is joined by Kay Hickey and Tina Punton from Zirc Dental Products. At it's core, Zirc has always been about organization and efficiency. Tina and Kay explain how Zirc can help you implement systems of clinical organization and efficiency in your practice whether it's just using their amazing cassettes, trays and tubs or utilizing their entire Color Method consulting solutions!  

It's time for you to look into how Zirc can make your office more efficient, productive and organized! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/zirc!

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Listen, most dental practices are wasting an enormous amount of time and money on disorganization. Zirc's Color Method takes all of your instruments and all of your materials and organizes it perfectly into color-coded tubs, trays, and cassettes. You gotta look into this for your practice and if you’re thinking, “Alan I do not have time for this!” you’re in luck because Zirc just launched a new service department where they will do it all for you!  Go to verydentalpodcast.com/colormethod and they’ll give you 50% off their Deeper Assessment consulting plan.

Come join me in Chicago on May 19-20th for "Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential" at Cosmedent! You'll get lots of face time with two amazing instructors: Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb! There are a few seats left, so come take a class with me!

I’ve been using a Medit scanner from CAD-Ray since early 2019. I just upgraded to the i700 and I really like it. Medit has a lot to offer including a very appealing price point, no monthly fees and support that only CAD-Ray can offer! If you’re ready to bring digital dentistry into your practice, you need to check out verydentalpodcast.com/CADray

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

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