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Shorts: Everyone Needs Ortho

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 08/29/2022

Very Dental Extra: Dr. Shashikant Singhal on Simplifying Cementation show art Very Dental Extra: Dr. Shashikant Singhal on Simplifying Cementation

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Dr. Shashikant "Shashi" Singhal is a biomaterials expert...a dentist and researcher with Ivoclar. After a short discussion about the best way to find interesting food when traveling, Shashi and Alan have a deep conversation about advances in cementation of indirect restorations. Ivoclar's goal is to give as many options as possible while making the options simple to use Read your instructions! Ivoclar is interested in finding the "pain points" of the clinician and solving them! Offering a light cured AND dual cured option...flexibility is the key Ivoclar has nailed color stability between...

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Very Dental: Oral Health is Health with ADA President Elect Dr. Brett Kessler show art Very Dental: Oral Health is Health with ADA President Elect Dr. Brett Kessler

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Alan is joined by a very special guest, the ADA President Elect, Dr. Brett Kessler!  Brett has been a good friend for a lot of years and the conversation is even more interesting now that he's serving as the ADA President Elect! Buckle up...we cover a lot of ground in this one! What is life as the ADA President Elect? What are his goals for his presidency? What does he mean when he says that he wants to blow up the entire dental reimbursement model? Why can't we offer the very best dentistry has to offer to EVERYONE? We need to change the way dentistry stays relevant. We can no longer...

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Very Clinical: Dr. Craig Harder Changed His Mind About Fiber Posts show art Very Clinical: Dr. Craig Harder Changed His Mind About Fiber Posts

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"It's not a failure until it's not in the mouth." --Zach's dad "I'm amazed by what doesn't hurt." --Zach Zach and Kevin are joined by Dr. Craig Harder. Craig is a dentist in Moses Lake, WA and he's changed his mind about stuff, too. Craig has changed his mind about fiber posts He's also changed his mind about upper molar endo Become a member of the   Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb." The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental...

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AME: Student Loans, DSOs and All on X show art AME: Student Loans, DSOs and All on X

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The most important part about practicing dentistry is understanding the best interests of the patient and putting them first. Dentists and dental team members have an obligation to put their patients first. We're all good about saying those words...but how well are we really doing? Al rants a bit about putting the patient's interests first when we deal with giant student loans, incredibly profitable DSOs and the prevalence of an "All on X" mentality. How do these things affect our professional responsibilities? Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa...

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Very Dental: 10 Years of Dental Hacks and Very Dental show art Very Dental: 10 Years of Dental Hacks and Very Dental

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Al waxes nostalgic about 10 years of podcasting, first as the Dental Hacks podcast and now as the Very Dental Podcast Network! From the original show notes, 10 years ago... "In this episode, your hosts Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb kick off a revolution in dental podcasts! Listen as they interview Seattle area cosmetic dentist Lance Timmerman about Botox treatment among other things. Then, get ready for the dental world to be turned on its ear with the DentalHacks Brain Trust. You'll hear authentic conversations between interesting and funny dentists talking about the stuff you talk about with...

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Very Clinical: Changing Our Minds About Life show art Very Clinical: Changing Our Minds About Life

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It turns out that we've changed our minds about our lives as well. Heavy stuff, to be sure. Today's episode continues the series for Zach and Kevin where they talk to some experienced dentists about what things they've changed their mind about over the years. Today's episode features a discussion with Al about some things we've changed our minds about life in general. Zach has changed his mind about saving money for retirement. It's dumb to wait to do the cool stuff when you're retired. Al changed his mind about being fat. NOW is the time to pay attention to your health. It's way better not...

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Reusable Tips: Smoother Digital Workflow Using Splashtop show art Reusable Tips: Smoother Digital Workflow Using Splashtop

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Welcome the very first episode of Reusable Tips, a new podcast series from the Very Dental Podcast Network!  Do you have a quick tip that Very Dental people need to know about? Email me or contact me on Facebook or Instagram and we'll tell the world about it! Today's episode features a little trick I learned to make my already very slick digital workflow even quicker using Splashtop! Some links from the show: Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb!" The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If...

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Very Dental Extra: Getting Multiple Bidders for Your Practice with Chip Fichtner show art Very Dental Extra: Getting Multiple Bidders for Your Practice with Chip Fichtner

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"You're either going to join an Invisible DSO or you're going to compete with many. I promise." Chip Fichtner, Large Practice Sales Alan is joined again by Chip Fichtner of Large Practice Sales to dive a little deeper into Invisible DSOs. Chip starts with a story of a large practice owner who almost "took the first offer" who was leaving money on the table. Some of our topics included: Large Practice Sales' "black list" IDSO strategies worth looking at What are dentists really expert in? How about accountants and lawyers? LPS is expert in making deals with IDSOs What is a "platform practice?"...

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Group Function: Lessons from a Pandemic, 4 years later show art Group Function: Lessons from a Pandemic, 4 years later

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This throwback episode features a recording made to talk about what we had learned from the COVID pandemic. It is currently about 4 years after dental practices started back to work in a post pandemic world. This is a snapshot of how we were feeling 18 months or so after the pandemic began. Alan is joined by friends and colleagues Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton to talk about COVID. Specifically how we’re feeling 18 months into the COVID pandemic. What’s different? What’s changed for the worse? Did anything good come from it? Stuff that’s changed: Costs...

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Very Clinical: Changing Our Minds on Business show art Very Clinical: Changing Our Minds on Business

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It turns out that we've changed our minds on business stuff, too. Today's episode continues the series for Zach and Kevin where they talk to some experienced dentists about what things they've changed their mind about over the years. Today's episode features a discussion with Al about some things we've changed our minds about business, management and our dental practices! Al has changed his mind about demographics. They are important and there are places that you can practice that are easier than others. Kevin changed his mind about block/priority scheduling. Adding this has made all of the...

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If you're looking for it you realize that a vast majority of your adult patients would benefit from some kind of orthodontic intervention. Most of the potential "big cases" that walk into my office would become smaller or at least a lot simpler if they had some kind of ortho. And with payment plans and aligners you might find that the obstacles to getting your patients to say "yes" are lower than you think.

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Cosmedent has an amazing fall line up of continuing education! Coming up on September 22nd through the 23rd is our friend Dr. Artie Volker teaching “Composite Power 101!” Dr. Corky Willhite is offering his legendary “Ultimate Esthetics” course! Both courses have lots of hands on exercises and as always they’re limited to 15 people which guarantees lots of individual time with instructors! Don’t miss your chance to learn in the greatest classroom in dentistry with some legendary instructors using the best of materials! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

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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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