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Shorts: The Act of Measurement

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 08/08/2022

Very Dental: Efficient Workflow Done Digitally with Dr. Darin Dichter show art Very Dental: Efficient Workflow Done Digitally with Dr. Darin Dichter

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Alan is joined by Dr. Darin Dichter for an in person interview at Spear Summit 2022! Spear Education is almost completely back to normal on campus! Adam's teeth Seminars are coming back! Lessons from virtual learning during the pandemic An invitation to the ! In person CE is money well spent! (sorry/not sorry) Digital fabrication of occlusal guards! Find a lab to partner with to do the design or fabrication that you don't want to What printing enthusiasts don't want to talk about Two Spear guys go to the mountains (Darin's trip with Dr. Steve Ratcliff to Gannett Peak!) Find physical activites...

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Very Clinical: Sticking Ceramics to Teeth with Dr. Nate Lawson show art Very Clinical: Sticking Ceramics to Teeth with Dr. Nate Lawson

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This throwback episode features dental materials superstar Dr. Nate Lawson talking about how to bond ceramic materials to teeth! Nate has an awesome Instagram page! Check it out here!  Nate discusses how to prepare the intaglio of ceramic crowns, namely, Emax. Nate also discusses how to properly prepare the tooth for bonding. We discuss mistakes in ceramic bonding and zirconia cementation. Materials discussed in this episode : If you want to interact with us, head over to the  Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy." If you'd like to...

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Shorts: Getting Access to the Lit with Dr. John Burgess show art Shorts: Getting Access to the Lit with Dr. John Burgess

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As a clinician practicing dentistry we're obliged to use evidence based approaches. But access to the literature (aka: the evidence) is kind of limited. Dr. John Burgess explains some options for those who want to dive into the literature but don't have access to a dental school library! 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!  Cosmedent has an amazing fall line up of continuing education! Coming up on September 22nd through the 23rd is our friend Dr. Artie...

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Very Dental: Are Clear Aligners Right for Your Practice? with Dr. Avi Patel show art Very Dental: Are Clear Aligners Right for Your Practice? with Dr. Avi Patel

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As you may have heard, . Specifically, many of your adult patients could benefit from some kind of orthodontic treatment. Once you start to see that so much of the pathology we see could be solved or at least improved with some orthodontic intervention, your mind goes to...should I be doing this? My guest today is Dr. Avi Patel. I first noticed Avi on his entertaining account. Avi is a clear aligner advocate and he told me about his journey using oral health to promote a clear aligner practice! Avi's story from New York to Austin, TX (short version: a lot of associateships) Once you see it,...

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Very Clinical: Next Steps in Tech show art Very Clinical: Next Steps in Tech

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Following the news of Zach's intraoral scanner epiphany, the guys discuss some options for the next step after incorporating a scanner! A lot of hot printing and digital workflow talk in today's ep! If you want to interact with us, head over to the  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!  Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry...

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Shorts: The Adult Treasure Chest show art Shorts: The Adult Treasure Chest

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How do you let the patients that are a true pleasure to work on know that they are? In this episode Al rants about trying to be an excellent patient and what makes a patient be terrific to work on. Is it ethical to charge less on an easy patient? Perhaps you need to charge a difficulty fee for the ones that are a pain? Most importantly...what could you put in your "adult treasure chest" for adult patients that are a true pleasure to work on? Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy." If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should...

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Very Dental: A Scottsdale Story with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer show art Very Dental: A Scottsdale Story with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer

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I've had the privilege to talk with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer on the podcast multiple times! The first time we ever had them on the podcast was June 2018 and I'm sharing it again for a very specific reason. I have the chance to record at the 2022 Spear Summit next week and I'll be featuring lots of content from the summit in the next months. I thought it would be interesting to hear these luminaries from a time before shutdowns, COVID protocols and before in person CE was gutted by the pandemic. In this throwback to June 2018 Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer discuss all things...

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Very Clinical: Zach Jumps In to Digital Impressions! show art Very Clinical: Zach Jumps In to Digital Impressions!

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Kevin and Zach have returned from a short summer hiatus! Zach started using a Medit scanner and that's what the conversation centered on! How does an "analog" dentist change his technique to get excellent results with at scanner? Zach digs in to the new changes he's made and decides on whether he's going to stick with digital! "Yay Medit!" -Kevin If you want to interact with us, head over to the 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!  Our friends at...

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Shorts: Phoning it In show art Shorts: Phoning it In

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Who's paying attention to the patient experience at your office? Al rants about the fact that this often overlooked factor is mostly unimportant in a medical setting. NO ONE is looking out for the patient experience in most medical offices because no one cares and it doesn't matter.  But it does matter in your practice. You can and should do better. We owe it to our patients and our teams. 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!  Our friends at CAD-Ray...

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Very Dental: Shrinking Dental Teams with Dr. Natalie Ballas show art Very Dental: Shrinking Dental Teams with Dr. Natalie Ballas

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Dr. Natalie Ballas is a dentist and practice owner in Canby, OR. Nat came out to Michigan to experience the Vedder Society last September and it's taken me a year to get her to come onto the show! The two of them had a wide ranging conversation and some of the things they talked about are as follows: Is September the busiest time for dental events? (DS World and Spear Summit are the same weekend) Dental friends vs. IRL friends Work means "always being on" and using the commute to unwind Talking (or not talking) with nondental spouses about work Tiny teams and shrinking teams Getting the right...

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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!

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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 bother? But what if you could make your patients happier and make your composite restorations last longer? You need to try Enamelize, the aluminum oxide polishing paste from Cosmedent that will change the way you look at composite polish forever. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/enamelize!

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Our friends at Spear Education want Very Dental people to know about a special event they’re having this summer! This new opportunity brings the leaders in dental education together to Educate, Elevate, and Empower you! Whether a current member or new to Spear, this event will reignite the spark in your practice. It’s a “Whitman’s Sampler” of all the amazing educators at Spear Education including Frank Spear, Gregg Kinzer, Jeff Rouse, Darin Dichter, Gary DeWood and Ricardo Mitrani! It’s clinical! It’s business! But most importantly, it’s all Spear! Spear live is happening on the east coast in Boston, MA on August 12th and 13th! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/Spear!

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You know that our friends at Zirc are the organization people. With the Color Method and all the different storage and instrument sterilizations options, they’ll keep your processes streamlined and efficient! But they’re not JUST the organization people. Every dental office should check out the amazing products that Zirc has to offer for organization, isolation and visualization at verydentalpodcast.com/Zirc!

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Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

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If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

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