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Very Dental: "All the Gems Come Out" with Dr. Jason Smithson

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Release Date: 10/18/2021

Very Dental: Simplifying Composite Dentistry with Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb show art Very Dental: Simplifying Composite Dentistry with Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb

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Many CE courses are a display of the skill and ability of the speaker. The problem is that often the student may never reach that level of skill and ability. Dr. Buddy Mopper has been teaching composite dentistry for over 40 years and his focus has been on teaching a skill set that can work for everyone. Buddy started to give dentists the materials and techniques to create composite dentistry that was as beautiful as it is predictable. Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joined Buddy to explain how they teach composite dentistry of all kinds (from gorgeous veneers, to endo access repairs) that any dentist...

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Very Clinical: Dr. Dan Smith Takes the VoD Challenge! show art Very Clinical: Dr. Dan Smith Takes the VoD Challenge!

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Dr. Dan Smith joined the Very Clinical team to take the Voices of Dentistry challenge! He answered Zach and Kevin's questions with style and panache!   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 ortho, resin or...

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Shorts: Time Zones and Composite CE show art Shorts: Time Zones and Composite CE

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Al reflects on a Cosmedent course from last weekend. Are we doing composite wrong? Maybe. Does Cosmedent have the very best hands on learning in dentistry? Yes. Yes they do! 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!  2 days. A bunch of the Spear Education all stars! Literally a Whitman's Sampler of all the greats! (Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Gary DeWood, Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. , Dr. and Dr. ! Also ! You've heard all of these guys on the podcast and this is a great...

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Very Dental: It's Hard to Dabble in Implants with Dr. Steven Vorholt show art Very Dental: It's Hard to Dabble in Implants with Dr. Steven Vorholt

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Dr. Steven Vorholt has had an interesting four years. If you've been following "Vorholt week" here on the Very Dental Podcast Network you know where he started about 4 years ago! Today, we get to hear what he's been up to! Some of the things we talked about: How Voices of Dentistry 2019 influenced Steve's career () Becoming implant obsessed The pre-COVID cross country trek How COVID shaped Implant Pathway (spoiler: it might have made it better!) The unremarkable beginning of Steve's speaking career (he was filling in for Moody) How Steve became an expert in dental implant complications (it's...

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Very Clinical: Vorholt Strikes Back! show art Very Clinical: Vorholt Strikes Back!

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Dr. Steven Vorholt continues his takeover of the Very Dental Podcast Network! He sat down with Zach and Kevin at VoD in January and they put him through the ringer! 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 ortho, resin or...

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AME: Dr. Steven Vorholt is in the Sweet Spot show art AME: Dr. Steven Vorholt is in the Sweet Spot

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Welcome to Vorholt week here on the Very Dental Podcast Network! We start with a throwback episode of the Alan Mead Experience from May 9, 2018. This is the "prequel" of the Very Clinical and Very Dental episodes we'll be bringing yout this week! I hope you enjoy the Alan Mead Experience again and if you like it...drop me a line and tell me! Dr. Steven Vorholt is a dentist in the sweet spot. He heard episode 068 of the AME and realized that the "sweet spot" I was talking about was HIM! He's starting a journey to understand digital dentistry and use it in his practice and you can see this...

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Very Dental: The Most Satisfying Thing on the Internet with Dr. Jorge Zapata show art Very Dental: The Most Satisfying Thing on the Internet with Dr. Jorge Zapata

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Dental operating microscopes are a fascination with me. But I don't use mine as effectively as I would like. Today's guest on the Very Dental podcast REALLY does! I had the chance to sit down with Dr. Jorge Zapata at the Voices of Dentistry 2022 to talk about it! You've no doubt seen Jorge's videos of 3rd molar extractions and other surgery on Facebook. He graciously posts them in the Very Dental Facebook group and other groups and they are the most satisfying dental videos I've ever seen! We discuss how he started using microscopes and how he's learned to document through the microscope....

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Very Clinical: Frankly Clinical show art Very Clinical: Frankly Clinical

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Fan favorite Dr. Frank Clayton joins Zach and Kevin at VoD 2022 to run the Very Clinical gauntlet! 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 ortho, resin or porcelain? Check out the ! Join the  using the...

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Shorts: On Acid show art Shorts: On Acid

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Every day we see patients with accelerated wear on their teeth. It's so common that we sometimes ignore it. I recently had a chance to hear Dr. Frank Spear at the Michigan Dental Association's annual session and he spent a lot of time talking about attrition, erosion, toothbrush abrasion, NCCLs and wear patterns.  What do these things have in common? Acid. Whether it's gastric reflux or acidic foods and beverages, our patients are constantly exposed and it affects their teeth. But erosion isn't really just acid on it's own. It's almost always acid + some kind of wear agent.  The...

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Group Function: Practice Ownership for New Dentists with Shared Practices show art Group Function: Practice Ownership for New Dentists with Shared Practices

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Is practice ownership for new dentists a thing anymore? Today's guests say "YES!" Alan is joined by Dr. Richard Low, co-founder of Shared Practices, Dr. Megan Timm (client of Shared Practices and owner of 3 practices!) and Caitlin Shoemaker (coach at Shared Practices)! Shared Practices started as a podcast and has evolved into a complete solution for helping dentists into practice ownership! Richard, Megan and Caitlin share their experience helping dentists get into practice ownership using metrics and systems to help them grow and succeed!  Some links from the show: If you'd like to...

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What's the very best way to figure out what a patient really wants? You have an honest and authentic conversation with them! Alan welcomes back Dr. Jason Smithson to the Very Dental Podcast to talk about having conversations with patients! Jason and Alan spend a LOT of time talking about how they've learned to have great conversations. (hint: less talking, more listening) Any time I get a chance to tell stories with Jason, I take it! I think you'll really enjoy this one

Some of the topics they covered:

  • "Instant Orthodontics" good dentistry or bad dentistry?
  • Gen Z and Instagram filters
  • The esthetic preferences of younger generations and cultures are not necessarily the same as what dentists have learned!
  • John the 80-ish year old "very English guy" ("I don't want to look like her.")
  • Why don't we teach how to have a conversation with people about what they want?
  • The cosmetic patient that "didn't like" what they had done
  • Giving diastemas back!
  • Clinician to patient "I don't care" vs. "I don't mind"
  • Dentists need to keep their mouths shut...more listening and less talking
  • "All the gems come out after a minute or two..."
  • Is it good to be "busy?"
  • How Jason schedules recalls
  • A "very Cornish" patient and how listening helped solve his problem

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