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Very Dental: Have We Given Up on Prevention? with Teeth Talk Girl Whitney Difoggio

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 03/29/2024

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Are there things you can do to make the day to day dental grind a little bit more fun? A little bit less of a grind? Would that make your day a little better? I think yes!  Al discusses how adding "upgrades" to your day to day dentistry is good for your mental health and doesn't have to cost a bunch of $$$. 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 you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love...

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Very Dental: Hygiene Dollars vs. Doctor Dollars with Amy Morgan show art Very Dental: Hygiene Dollars vs. Doctor Dollars with Amy Morgan

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In today's throwback episode, Alan welcomes back Amy Morgan, the VP of Practice Growth Strategies for Spear Education. Way back in September of 2022, Al had the chance to talk with Amy about dental hygiene, bouncing back from COVID and a whole lot of other stuff. This episode has so much good stuff in it that I thought it was time to offer it back up! "...a hygiene dollar, even in the best of times, has at best a 15-20% profit margin. A doctor dollar has up to 60%..." -Amy Morgan Amy Morgan will give you 52% clinical excellence. But she wants 48% for business excellence! Amy joined Spear in...

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This throwback episode features Kevin and Zach expanding on the idea of improving your verbal skills! Some links from the show: 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 then show a little love to the people that support us! -- Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head...

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Al discusses an amazing Facebook group thread about what to do when you feel like you're doing an awful job. Inspired by a recent bad outcome, Al has a GREAT story that's going to make you feel better about your clinical abilities! Some links from the show: ( using coupon VERYDENTAL10 and save 10%!) 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 you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us! -- Crazy...

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Very Dental: Understanding Visual Learners with Dr. Ash Mark show art Very Dental: Understanding Visual Learners with Dr. Ash Mark

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Al is joined by Youtube sensation, Dr. Ash Mark! Ash has joined the Very Clinical crew many times but this is the first time Al sat down to talk dentistry.  On being a hockey dad How the Youtube channel started All Things Dentistry is like dental school on Youtube Driving a minivan vs. a race car Lots of mistakes = lots of practice = a gift Ash feels no pressure to put out video content Two content creators talking about the process Two reasons for a microscope (he was voluntold in residency) Does Ash record everything?  Real dentistry vs. Instagram dentistry People don't want to...

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Very Clinical: It's About Movement with Dr. Jessica Merhar show art Very Clinical: It's About Movement with Dr. Jessica Merhar

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Zach and Kevin welcome back Dr. Jessica Merhar to talk about preventing and dealing with the pain that comes with our job! Core strength is great, but our pain has more to do with movement  Strong muscles can handle forces better than weak muscles You don't need a LOT of exercises. You need effective exercises that you will do! Use a sauna What Kevin is doing What Zach is doing Lift heavy! Some links from the show: Become a member of the   Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb." The Very Dental Podcast network is and...

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Very Dental Student: Dr. Andrew Clingan on Early Practice Ownership show art Very Dental Student: Dr. Andrew Clingan on Early Practice Ownership

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Mohammed is joined by Dr. Andrew Clingan, a 2023 grad of UAB and a practice owner right out of school! Mohammed and Andrew discussed Andrew's dental school experience moving directly into practice ownership. Andrew has had an entrepreneurial streak all through school and he interned with the Shared Practices crew in dental school. Who is a good candidate for early practice ownership? If at all possible, know what you want as a new grad Mailers and off market practices Practice acquisition philosophy Finding the diamond in the rough Transitioning from the "old guy" to the "new guy." Attrition...

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Very Dental: The Intraoral Scanner to Beat with Justin Lee show art Very Dental: The Intraoral Scanner to Beat with Justin Lee

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Back at the Chicago Midwinter Al talked with Justin Lee of 3Shape.  Trios used to be "the $50,000 scanner" Trios 5 is wireless and retail priced at $26k or so New AI software makes scanning nearly idiotproof Using a wireless scanner on Wifi! AI design software! 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 you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us! -- Crazy...

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Very Clinical: Pain Prevention for Dentists with Dr. Jessica Merhar show art Very Clinical: Pain Prevention for Dentists with Dr. Jessica Merhar

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Dentists are prone to neck and back pain. It comes with the job. But are there things you can do! Kevin and Zach bring on Dr. Jessica Merhar, a physical therapist trained in the McKenzie Method!  Oof...repetitive movements Prevention is key...movement and balance Increased stiffness/soreness happens before injury Directional preference and patient response Each patient will have a specific preference of balancing movement! Our body likes a neutral spine Some links from the show: Become a member of the   Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy," "Papa...

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Recently I got a terrific query from a dental student. I decided to put it in the Very Dental Facebook group for discussion and here are some of the answers we got! "For my final in our program I’m doing an academic enquiry/ presentation on high rates of burnout in dentistry. As a dentist have you ever felt burned out? If so what did you do to overcome it? If you haven’t, why do you think that is? If you were to give advice to young students/dentists on how to manage a career in dentistry and to avoid burnout what would it be." One answer worth highlighting was from Dr. Deanna Snitzer: 1)...

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Al was joined by hygienist Whitney DiFoggio (aka: Teeth Talk Girl) at the Chicago Midwinter dental meeting!

Whitney is a hygienist and influencer who spends a lot of time education patients AND dental teams! Interestingly, her YouTube presence points toward patients and her Instagram is more oriented toward dental teams! 

Whitney and Al have an animated conversation about having Invisalign as a dental person, dental content creation and have dentists given up on prevention?

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Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "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 then show a little love to the people that support us!

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