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Group Function: 3D Printers for Dummies with Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Chonway Tram

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 03/22/2024

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Al was joined by Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Chonway Tram at the Chicago Midwinter! They were the perfect people to talk to because Al needs to decide on a 3D printer and these guys know a lot about them!

  • Influencer culture
  • how Al became an "unintentional influencer" through podcasting
  • how 3D printing can help with the herodontics problem
  • "Don't curse at the patient, curse at the condition."
  • Blunt communication

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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!

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CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!