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Very Dental Extra: The Flex of Single Patient Use with Cody Sunderland

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 04/13/2024

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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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Today's special episode is brought to you by Microcopy Dental, the "single patient use" company!

Alan is joined by Cody Sunderland from Microcopy Dental. Microcopy is one of Alan's favorite companies and he's been using their single patient use burs and polishers for 20+ years!

Some topics we covered:

  • How did Microcopy Dental get into the "single patient use" business? (the answer makes perfect sense)
  • What makes Microcopy products different and better? (natural diamonds, single piece construction, etc. etc.)
  • Microcopy is the sample company and their catalog is like a Christmas wish book!
  • Microcopy Z-cutters (for removing zirconia)
  • What do new users notice?
  • Microcopy polishers!
  • Al's single use bur "flex." 
  • Why is single use important?
  • How do they choose bur shapes and products?
  • What are the best selling burs?
  • Al's favorites
  • Who is the toughest nut to crack? Dentists? Assistants?

Some links from the show:

Go get a sample of your favorite bur shape!