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Shorts: Finding the Flow State

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 06/20/2022

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A riff on mountain biking and how comparing yourself to others can be pretty negative and is usually a waste of time. 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!  Cosmedent has an amazing fall line up of continuing education! Coming up on September 22nd through the 23rd is our friend Dr. Artie Volker teaching “Composite Power 101!” Dr. Corky Willhite is offering his legendary “Ultimate Esthetics” course! Both courses have lots of hands on exercises and as...

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Very Dental: Very Dental: "It Works in My Hands" with Dr. Frank Clayton

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Dr. Frank Clayton joins Alan for a rousing and wide ranging conversation about life and dentistry. Some of the topics include: Reminiscing about classic DentalTown days Where did the idea for a dental podcast come from? Al misses the Droid 2 Good bad food Salty or sweet? Which was worse: selling Velveeta of dental school? Timer vs. living dangerously with setting cement "In my hands" DSLR failures Photography is simply to make other dentists feel bad We hate phone calls Zirconia works just fine...in my hands Social media: net positive or net negative? Are there rednecks in the north? Would...

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The Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 5: Sealants! show art The Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 5: Sealants!

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New dentists, take note! Not all dentists think that sealants are a wise preventive treatment! The very clinical guys, (Zach Meiners, Kevin Fryer, and Alan Mead) all have one thing in common...all pretty much dislike sealants! What? Aren't they preventing decay? Enjoy what's likely an unpopular take on sealants. Highlights include: - Do sealants prevent decay? - Can sealants "cause" decay? - What conditions should be met for sealants to be effective? - Is adding sealants into your hygiene program a revenue booster? - When did 3 experienced clinicians turn sour on sealants? - How does a...

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What metrics are you measuring? How does measurement affect long term outcomes? Whether it's tracking blood glucose, logging what you eat or checking on your office's production and collections, measurement can help keep you accountable. But how important is this measurement? Can you measure too much? What happens if you get bad data?  Al relates his experiences with a CGM (constant glucose monitor) and how it's helped improve long term outcomes with diabetes and wonders if there is an appropriate analogy with measurement of key performance indicators of your business! Join...

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is truly a one stop marketing solution. They take a personal and design centered approach to dental practice marketing. They've been supportive of dental podcasting and specifically for the Voices of Dentistry meeting and a partner to the Very Dental Podcast network. All of that said, my conversation with founder Michael Anderson was enlightening in a way that I didn't originally expect.   One of the problems with dental marketing is the inability to know if your spending is truly making a difference. Is the money I'm spending really bringing people through the door? I asked Michael...

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New (and used) dentists rejoice! In this riveting throwback episode, Kevin, Zach and Al discuss their methods for doing basic crown and bridge temporaries. Highlights today include:  Kevin immediately one-ups the groups and says he's mostly Cerec and rarely makes temps, so the moral of the episode is... skip temps and mill yourself so that you can be as cool as Kevin.  Zach, per usual has both the least expensive way of doing it and the most complicated, 3 different temp systems for a variety of scenarios.. nightmare!  Alan, also per usual, describes the most expensive way to...

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After a restful July, Al has some things you should check out! From bicycle stuff, to podcasts to a switchblade knife, there's a little something for everyone to check out! 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!  After the course I took at Cosmedent back in May, I realized that polishing restorations, especially composite restorations is an afterthought for most dentists. Getting a beautiful shine with lasting luster is just too much work, so why...

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Alan is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Jason Lipscomb and Dr. Frank Clayton to grapple with weird and difficult hypothetical situations in a rousing game of "What would you do?" If you were an associate and your owner dentist's hands are starting to shake, what do you do? What would you tell yourself if you had a time machine that took you to your graduation day from dental school? This and many other dilemmas are hilariously discussed by a panel of all star Brain Trusters! Join the  using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy." If you'd like to...

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Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 3: Tissue Retraction! show art Very Clinical New Dentist Spectacular episode 3: Tissue Retraction!

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In this riveting throwback episode, each of the Very Clinical guys discusses their tissue retraction methods for crown and bridge impressions/scans. Highlights today include: There are a lot of different ways to retract tissue, how do we do it if we're impressing?   How about scanning? Medicaments?  How many chemicals can Zach put in the mouth simultaneously just to dry things up? Compression caps, an inexpensive way to get some pressure hemostasis. Products talked about in the episode: Zach (generic of Astringedent) (generic of Viscostat Clear) Alan Kevin If you want to...

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In this classic episode Dr. Bart Schultz joins Al to talk about medicine. Specifically some of the medical stuff that we've experienced in the last year and why they don't talk about money in medicine. We didn't figure out why. All we know is that dentistry could never get away with what they do in medicine. What we really wonder: can a patient give their informed consent without complete financial consent? 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!  After the...

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Do you recognize the flow state? You know, when you're super engaged and not distracted and everything just start coming together? 

Al talks about the flow state and wonders if you can find it in dentistry!

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