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Very Dental: Are Clear Aligners Right for Your Practice? with Dr. Avi Patel

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 09/16/2022

Group Function: 3Shape, Medit and Everything Digital with CAD-Ray show art Group Function: 3Shape, Medit and Everything Digital with CAD-Ray

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If you're in to digital dentistry, you need to be working with CAD-Ray. Alan joined Dr. Armen Mirzayan, Damien Bonner and Jon Acker of CAD-Ray at their booth at the Greater New York Dental Meeting to talk about the array of digital options that they offer. It would be an understatement to say that things have changed since we talked at GNYDM 2021! CAD-Ray has become your "one stop shop" for all things digital dentistry and we dig in to all of it in this entertaining conversation. CAD-Ray is the right place to buy Medit scanners because of the customer support! The fundamentals of scanning...

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Alan is joined again by Dr. Addison Killeen! Addison has owned multiple practices, has bought existing practices and done startups. He has interesting expertise in marketing all kinds of different practice situations and we talk about a lot of them in today's episode! Even the guy who wrote the book on associateship sometimes has to look for an associate! Associates come in all shapes and sizes! An aside about Lincoln, NE (Nebraska Nice) Marketing encompasses everything (branding, patient care, texts/answering the phone, website, ads, etc. Marketing is very situational (Addison's test...

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Dr. Jason Smithson sat down with Alan in September for an expansive conversation at the Spear Summit in Scottsdale, AZ! Their conversation ranged from the cuisine at Waffle House to post-COVID hiring! Some of the topics they covered were: Has Jason ever eaten at Waffle House? How does your skill set influence your treatment plan? Decathlon dentists and how the concept has changed Why can't dentists in the US work together or share patients effectively? Why do we all have to have our own offices? Does owning an office = entrepreneurship?  Staffing after COVID: has the work ethic changed?...

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In this throwback episode Zach and Kevin talked with the incomparable Dr. Ash Mark of of fame! Ash showered! He’s in Canada! Ash has almost as many views on his Youtube channel as Kim Kardashian We talk Canadian rock bands. Ash makes some really long videos but lately they are on calcified canals Endo tips! Diagnosis PA and BW CBCT The 6mm rule Magnification! Munce burs We discuss table top root canals We discuss separated files We discuss Gentle Wave Some links from the show: Go get your ticket and your room for ! If you want to interact with us, head over to the  Join...

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A little rant about how patients misunderstand dental benefits. Some links from the show: My OG blog post: (forgive the website formatting...I'm working on it with !) Go get your ticket and your room for ! 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!  It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital...

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As you may have heard, everyone needs ortho. Specifically, many of your adult patients could benefit from some kind of orthodontic treatment. Once you start to see that so much of the pathology we see could be solved or at least improved with some orthodontic intervention, your mind goes to...should I be doing this?

My guest today is Dr. Avi Patel. I first noticed Avi on his entertaining Instagram account. Avi is a clear aligner advocate and he told me about his journey using oral health to promote a clear aligner practice!

  • Avi's story from New York to Austin, TX (short version: a lot of associateships)
  • Once you see it, you can't miss the fact that everyone needs ortho.
  • Because of how companies are marketing, clear aligners have changed the way adult patients see orthodontics.
  • Patient understand crooked teeth better than any other dental pathology
  • Orthodontists should LOVE general dentists doing aligners! General dentists doing clear aligners will refer way more ortho to orthodontists!
  • Compliance and case selection
  • Comprehensive orthodontics vs. social six
  • Minimally invasive dentistry = orthodontics
  • What does Avi NOT want to treat?
  • How Avi uses social media (short version: it's video, stupid!)

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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 always they’re limited to 15 people which guarantees lots of individual time with instructors! Don’t miss your chance to learn in the greatest classroom in dentistry with some legendary instructors using the best of materials! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/CEE!

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Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!

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If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!

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