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Shorts: What You Do, Not Who You Are

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 12/17/2021

Very Dental Student: The Last Big City Before Nothing with Dr. Pete Stover show art Very Dental Student: The Last Big City Before Nothing with Dr. Pete Stover

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Mohamed is joined by Dr. Pete Stover, a dentist in Elk City, OK! Pete has an interesting story which includes working with the Indian Health Service early in his career. Pete did a startup practice in what might be considered a rural area and grew very quickly. He describes an interesting demographic of people that are used to driving a distance for services. Pete is very involved with technology and got into it early into his career. Mohamed and Pete talk about surgery, dropping insurance, trying to find an associate and the "good problem to have" of more patients than you know what to do...

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Very Dental: From Polysulfide to Intraoral Scanners with Dr. David Hornbrook show art Very Dental: From Polysulfide to Intraoral Scanners with Dr. David Hornbrook

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Alan ran in to Dr. David Hornbrook on the floor of the Chicago Midwinter Dental meeting and was able to record an amazing conversation with him! Appropriately for the Chicago meeting we talked about adopting technology and where we've come from and what to expect in the future. Why mid-winter in Chicago? Midwinter vs. Lab Day What's a CDT? Can you become one any more? Technology is affordable. Small labs can now use similar technology to a larger lab Why do labs HAVE to keep up with technology more than dentists? How to get rid of a Tru Def scanner Polysulfide Reversible Hydrocolloid How are...

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Very Clinical: The Right 3D Printer for You with Dr. Tim Anderson show art Very Clinical: The Right 3D Printer for You with Dr. Tim Anderson

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Dr. Tim Anderson comes back to talk about what 3D printer is right for you! Here are some things to think about: Buy something that's easy to upgrade Buy something in the dental business Buy from a company that will be around in a few years Some links from the show: 3D Dentists: course! 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...

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AME: Marketing to Dentists Isn't Easy show art AME: Marketing to Dentists Isn't Easy

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Al gushes about his recent trip to the Chicago Midwinter meeting and gets philosophical about how difficult it is to market to dentists. 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 Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you...

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Very Dental: Chicago Midwinter Greatest Hits show art Very Dental: Chicago Midwinter Greatest Hits

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The year is 2019 and Alan is recording with Dr. Jason Lipscomb at the Premier booth at the Chicago Midwinter meeting. Today's episode features our sound check and a hilarious talk with Dr. Chris Salierno. If you're reading this on February 23, 2024 I will be on the floor at this year's Chicago Midwinter meeting and I would love to see you! DM me on Facebook to let me know you're around and we'll meet up! I will have mobile recording gear and you can help me start a new kind of episode where you give me one useful clinical tip! I'm hoping to have some great content coming up that's recorded...

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Very Clinical: A Podcast About Podcasts with Dr. Tim Anderson show art Very Clinical: A Podcast About Podcasts with Dr. Tim Anderson

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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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AME: Dr. Brian Schweers Contains Multitudes show art AME: Dr. Brian Schweers Contains Multitudes

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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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Very Dental: The Best Dentist in the World show art Very Dental: The Best Dentist in the World

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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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Very Clinical: Kevin is Playing with Blocks! show art Very Clinical: Kevin is Playing with Blocks!

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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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Very Dental Student: New Grad, Full Arch with Dr. Evan Pivetz show art Very Dental Student: New Grad, Full Arch with Dr. Evan Pivetz

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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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Identity is a weird concept. "Dentist" is technically a job description (what you do) but for many of us, including Al, it becomes our identity. Or at least a huge part of it. Al takes a little time to riff on his experience on his history of disengaging from dentistry and how evaluating how you see your identity is a healthy thing to do.

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Why should you care about single patient use burs? I can think of a lot of reasons, but the one your patients are thinking about is this one. What’s that sound? That’s the sound of a rotary instrument that’s never been used on another patient. That’s the sound of no cross contamination. That’s the sound of your patient knowing that you are looking out for them. Sure you get a super sharp, never been used bur each and every time you open a Microcopy bur, but mostly your patients know that you take cross contamination seriously. Go check out the wide variety of single patient use products at verydentalpodcast.com/microcopy. A new (and sterile) bur…every time. Microcopy Dental.

Ideal preps. That’s what we aim for. One excellent way to get there is to use a core material to build the tooth back up to ideal contour. Cosmecore from Cosmedent is my choice for building up a broken down tooth. It’s dual cure, comes in a variety of colors and cuts just like a tooth. You’ll get a super smooth finish with no gouging. Right now I’ve got the 50 gram dispenser that fits in a small impression gun, but when I need to refill I think I’ll go with the 8 gram syringe. Both work great, but those syringes are handy and don’t take much room on a set up. Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cosmecore!

It’s funny, but you never really know how your branding effects people until you see it in your own life. So Jacob, my youngest 11 started Invisalign with a local orthodontist. He’s following all the instructions, including taking them out to eat. So I’m CONSTANTLY seeing a case for his aligners with our orthodontist’s brand. Like every single day. I’m realizing that cases for aligners, splits and removable offer a brilliant way for people to remember your office and your brand! And then I thought of our friends at Zirc who offer aligner sized and denture sized boxes in tons of colors that you can customize with YOUR logo! They’re offering a buy one, get one deal on retainer or denture boxes with your logo and 4 lines of custom print! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/imprint and use code: verydentalimprint for your Very Dental deal!

Our friends at Enova Illumination have your magnification and lighting needs all figured out. Whether you’re looking at new loupes, a surgical headlight like no other or the amazing line of Zumax microscopes, Enova Illumination has you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova and take advantage of the discounts they have for Very Dental Podcast Network listeners!

Do you need help with a logo or website design? Our friends at Wonderist can definitely help! Keep your eyes open for updated logos of all your favorite Very Dental Podcast Network shows this month...they’ve been designed by the pros at the Wonderist Agency! Want more information? Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!

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