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Very Dental: What Dentistry Can Learn from Medicine with Dr. Tarun Agarwal

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 08/13/2021

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Zach and Kevin welcome back Dr. Tim Anderson to discuss his new podcast! Tim is starting a podcast about clinical digitally dentistry! It's called Clinical Dentistry Made Simple and it is coming soon! (We'll get a link here as soon as it's released!) Tim asks Kevin and Zach about their experience podcasting and a GREAT conversation comes out! 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...

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Alan welcomes a guest onto the Experience today! He's joined by co-host Dr. Brian Schweers. Brian is from the Dallas, TX area and has had an interesting dental journey. Not only did Brian start out as a dental hygienist, he's had a bunch of different jobs in dentistry including working as a mobile dentist serving nursing homes! He reached out to discuss a recent episode on informed consent because he's very familiar with the the difficulties and complexities of getting informed consent from nursing home patients!  I feel like we only saw the tip of this iceberg and we'll be having Brian...

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How can you become the best dentist in the world? Al goes solo for today's episode where he talks about jazz festivals and how natural talent, training, experience, confidence, judgement and perspective can help you become the "best dentist in the world." Some links from the show: The Byron Center Jazz Orchestra  Chad LB, arguably the best saxophone player in the world 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...

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In today's throwback episode Dr. Alan Mead joins Zach and Kevin to do a deep dive into block scheduling! Kevin kicks off this amazing conversation with THE question: "what are you selling?" He then explains how block scheduling has crushed it in his practice and how you can take back control of the chaos in your schedule!  Want more information? Become a member of the where Kevin kicked off a rip roaring thread about block scheduling! Join the using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb." The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to...

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Mohamed interviews Dr. Evan Pivetz from “The Full Arch Podcast”. Evan is a 2021 graduate who has recently transitioned into a denture & implant provider working with our friends over at Shared Practices. Some things Mohamed and Evan talked about were: Evan’s journey through Dental School, including navigating COVID His experience in a heavily Medicaid practice. Specifically efficient treatment planning. How Evan got started doing implants and Full Arch Dentistry. Several pieces of advice for budding implant surgeons Some links from the show: Join the  using the password...

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Alan welcomes back Dr. Mark Whitefield to talk about some interesting developments in full arch fixed implant restorations! Mark has been developing a new way to approach restoring full arch fixed implant restorations that involves less bone reduction, less cost and no screws!  Implant treatment has been driven by technology Screws are the weak point of full arch fixed implant restorations ZircOnX has no screws that go into the restoration which allows for keeping more bone and no holes through zirconia Implant angulation is less important in this system Multi Unti Abutment (MUA) driven...

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This throwback episode features Very Dental Podcast Network favorite Dr. Melissa Zettler! The guys had her on to talk about her killer composite veneers and Kevin weighed in! The guys talk with Melissa about the how and why she chooses composite for cosmetics! Some links from the show: Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the  group!  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...

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Al explores the ideas that he's part of the algorithm, grieving the loss of his spring and summertime hobby and that not all advice is equally good for everyone. 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 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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Dr. Paul Springs joins Alan again to talk about journalism, Matt Yglesias and the Gell-Mann effect.  Matt Yglesias wrote an article called on his Substack. Instead of talking about some real "bad" things in our profession, he went straight to the lowest common denominator. Paul and Al talk about how journalism typically talks about dentistry and maybe how they could be more interesting and ask better questions. Matt thinks oral health is important Matt has a very limited understanding about dental disease in our population Matt thinks that regulation that allows dental hygienists to...

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This episode features another throwback to VoD 2022! Joining Kevin and Zach to give brilliant answers to their "every dentist" questions are Dr. Brian McGue and Dr. Mona Patel! 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...

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Any dentist or dental team member that spends any time in a medical office cannot help but notice the distinct differences in how we treat patients and deliver care. Dr. Tarun Agarwal joins Alan to candidly (and I mean CANDIDLY) talk about what physicians could learn from dental offices and what dental offices might learn from medicine! Some of the topics include:
  • T-Bone talks about meetings and the Voices of Dentistry
  • How COVID affected 3D Dentists...getting back in to "course shape."
  • How hard is it to perf a tooth? Hard...but not impossible!
  • What's new at 3D Dentists?
  • The history of the 3D Dentists retreat.
    • "This is how education should be."
  • Living together is an interesting way to learn
  • The treatment center/addiction during COVID
  • Al's medical problems
  • What medicine can learn from dentistry (and vice versa)
  • The patriarchal approach of medicine may have a place in dentistry
  • Two diabetics walk into a room
  • Water shaming...what is the right amount of water?
    • having to pee all the time at work
  • The Voices of Dentistry!
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