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English, Sciences, 1 season, 1253 episodes, 3 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes
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Each week the DentalHacks podcast takes an irreverent and informative look at the dental world. And let me tell you...this ain’t your daddy’s dental podcast. You’ll get great interviews from interesting people covering all the hot topics in dentistry. Even better, you’ll hear from the DentalHacks Brain Trust a panel of the sharpest and funniest dentists you’ve ever heard talking about the same stuff dentists think about all the time. Join your hosts Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb for a dental podcast experience like no other!
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Very Clinical: Changing Our Minds About Life

It turns out that we've changed our minds about our lives as well. Heavy stuff, to be sure. Today's episode continues the series for Zach and Kevin where they talk to some experienced dentists about what things they've changed their mind about over the years. Today's episode features a discussion with Al about some things we've changed our minds about life in general. Zach has changed his mind about saving money for retirement. It's dumb to wait to do the cool stuff when you're retired. Al changed his mind about being fat. NOW is the time to pay attention to your health. It's way better not being fat. Kevin changed his mind about diet and exercise. He moves his body every day. Al changed his mind about waiting. Don't wait. Zach changed his mind about paying attention. Zach doesn't pay attention to current events now (outside of sports) and his mental health is so much better for it. What can you control? Kevin changed his mind about stuff vs. experiences. Experiences are better than getting stuff. Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
6/11/202431 minutes, 3 seconds
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Reusable Tips: Smoother Digital Workflow Using Splashtop

Welcome the very first episode of Reusable Tips, a new podcast series from the Very Dental Podcast Network!  Do you have a quick tip that Very Dental people need to know about? Email me or contact me on Facebook or Instagram and we'll tell the world about it! Today's episode features a little trick I learned to make my already very slick digital workflow even quicker using Splashtop! Some links from the show: me on a recent episode of Michael Arias' "The Dental Marketer" podcast  Splashtop Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
6/10/20249 minutes, 12 seconds
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Very Dental Extra: Getting Multiple Bidders for Your Practice with Chip Fichtner

"You're either going to join an Invisible DSO or you're going to compete with many. I promise." Chip Fichtner, Large Practice Sales Alan is joined again by Chip Fichtner of Large Practice Sales to dive a little deeper into Invisible DSOs. Chip starts with a story of a large practice owner who almost "took the first offer" who was leaving money on the table. Some of our topics included: Large Practice Sales' "black list" IDSO strategies worth looking at What are dentists really expert in? How about accountants and lawyers? LPS is expert in making deals with IDSOs What is a "platform practice?" What are IDSOs looking for?  Where do the multiples come in? Age is a big issue. So is growth rate What are the "hot states?" (flyover states in play!) IDSOs and Artificial Intelligence Does an invisible DSO sound like something that would be a good fit for you?  Get in touch with Chip at Large Practice Sales!  
6/8/202436 minutes, 54 seconds
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Group Function: Lessons from a Pandemic, 4 years later

This throwback episode features a recording made to talk about what we had learned from the COVID pandemic. It is currently about 4 years after dental practices started back to work in a post pandemic world. This is a snapshot of how we were feeling 18 months or so after the pandemic began. Alan is joined by friends and colleagues Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Frank Clayton to talk about COVID. Specifically how we’re feeling 18 months into the COVID pandemic. What’s different? What’s changed for the worse? Did anything good come from it? Stuff that’s changed: Costs of everything have gone up Hiring/finding employees is REALLY difficult Delivery everything New business models requiring less people/more efficiency (Dawn’s vet story) No dining rooms for fast food Tolerance of crazy patients Single use/waste Everyone using straws Wiping the pen Asking about vaccination/health information Health screening Staffing changes Hygiene recall is messed up! What we’d keep: Al: Exercise Dawn: Less travel “I’ve put a new dollar amount on my time…” Melissa: More time with family “We were the house that was willing to have everyone over…” Frank: Pay attention to your time/free time. Also have patients prepay. Some Links from the Show: Land of the Giants podcast (season 4 focuses on the delivery economy) Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/7/202445 minutes, 40 seconds
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Very Clinical: Changing Our Minds on Business

It turns out that we've changed our minds on business stuff, too. Today's episode continues the series for Zach and Kevin where they talk to some experienced dentists about what things they've changed their mind about over the years. Today's episode features a discussion with Al about some things we've changed our minds about business, management and our dental practices! Al has changed his mind about demographics. They are important and there are places that you can practice that are easier than others. Kevin changed his mind about block/priority scheduling. Adding this has made all of the difference.  Zach changed his mind about less expensive procedures. Scheduling productivity is important. Al has changed his mind about creating urgency. Having less hours available makes patients less likely to fail appointments. Kevin changed his mind about EFDA's. EFDA's make Kevin's office work. "Other people can be good with arts and crafts." Kevin changed his mind about offering the best treatment. "Let your patients say 'yes' to your best care."  Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
6/4/202431 minutes, 6 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Dr. John Corbett on Perio Residency

Mo is joined by his friend Dr. John Corbett. John just finished a perio residency at Oklahoma and is heading to the Air Force! John explains how perio residency works: applying, matching, finishing and everything in between! Some links from the show:  OU Graduate Perio program John's email: [email protected] Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
6/3/202453 minutes, 11 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. John Burgess was One of the Great Ones!

This throwback episode features Dr. John Burgess. I heard of his recent passing and thought it would be very appropriate to replay a spectacular interview I was privileged to have with him back in 2022. Do you have advice that you've heard that you use on almost every single procedure? I do. And it came from today's guest, Dr. John Burgess. Dr. Burgess is the assistant Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as Director of the Graduate Biomaterials Program and was recently featured on the main stage at the Spear Summit 2022.  But I heard John at the Spring Vedder society meeting some years back and some of the things he said have stayed with me to this day. It was a true pleasure to get to talk with John about what he does, how materials research should be done and how dentists can be better at understanding materials. How does someone get in to biomaterials research? Clinical research at LSU How to find unbiased information...how do we evaluate literature? Is the research measuring what they think it's measuring? Bevels on posterior composites? How do we test this? (spoiler alert: don't bevel occlusal margins) The best material is "abuse tolerant." How do patients get screened for clinical research? NCCLs (noncarious cervical lesions) and the controversy surrounding them New chemistry Read the instructions more often than you think you should! "Dentists don't read" Manufacturers take their instructions very seriously...you should, too. Burgess on zirconia Designing research equipment on a napkin Zirconia is very kind to the opposing when polished Cementing zirconia crowns Cement removal...he REALLY likes Panavia SA Universal Polish vs. glaze on zirconia (glaze facial on premolars) The power of a credible speaker and disclosure of honoraria Some links from the show: Dr. John Burgess' website Spear Practice Solutions Panavia SA Universal Axis by Kerr zirconia polishers Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/31/202445 minutes, 1 second
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Very Clinical: We've Changed Our Minds About Clinical Stuff

If you've been practicing dentistry for awhile, you've probably changed your mind about some stuff. Today's episode starts an interesting series for Zach and Kevin where they talk to some experienced dentists about what things they've changed their mind about over the years. Today's episode features a discussion with Al about some things we've changed our minds about clinically! Al has changed his mind about where to place margins. Now, he aims for equigingival margins vs. below the gingiva. Kevin changed his mind about specialty procedures for general dentists (implants, ortho, sleep, etc.) Kevin changed his mind about how soon to get a CBCT (seeing things in 3D). Zach changed his mind about sectioning teeth (he does it much sooner). "Atraumatic extractions start with the handpiece." Al has changed his mind about how soon he goes to an indirect restoration (go to indirect sooner). Zach changed his mind about digital dentistry. Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
5/28/202429 minutes, 27 seconds
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AME: Upgrades

Are there things you can do to make the day to day dental grind a little bit more fun? A little bit less of a grind? Would that make your day a little better? I think yes!  Al discusses how adding "upgrades" to your day to day dentistry is good for your mental health and doesn't have to cost a bunch of $$$. Some links from the show: Berman Instruments rubber dam retainers Septodont Paroject from Crazy Dental (use coupon "VERYDENTAL10" for 10% off! Intraoral scanners from CAD-Ray CBCT's from CAD-Ray Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/27/202423 minutes, 39 seconds
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Very Dental: Hygiene Dollars vs. Doctor Dollars with Amy Morgan

In today's throwback episode, Alan welcomes back Amy Morgan, the VP of Practice Growth Strategies for Spear Education. Way back in September of 2022, Al had the chance to talk with Amy about dental hygiene, bouncing back from COVID and a whole lot of other stuff. This episode has so much good stuff in it that I thought it was time to offer it back up! "...a hygiene dollar, even in the best of times, has at best a 15-20% profit margin. A doctor dollar has up to 60%..." -Amy Morgan Amy Morgan will give you 52% clinical excellence. But she wants 48% for business excellence! Amy joined Spear in 2018 as Vice President of Consulting Strategy. For more than 25 years as a She's been a consultant and trainer for more than 25 years and is the former CEO of Pride Institute.  Some of the topics they covered include: How did Spear quickly retool for the COVID crisis? Is she over Zoom? Once the "fight or flight" crisis was over, what did Amy and Spear Education learn?  "The Great Hygiene Migration" What's the strategy for the lack of hygienists? (spoiler: you can't wish for something that's not there) Healthy patients vs. less healthy patients Doctors should NOT be doing hygiene Embrace your inner hypochondriac What do you do for COVID no-shows? (RFR..."reason for return") Having patient sign their financial commitments ("we hold this spot for YOU") "Lost time fee" vs. "missed appointment fee" (you can have that one for free!) "It's OK to not like people" Paying your team well is important, but you need to know how to do it right. "Don't chase behaviors but question beliefs" How does a team member show their value objectively? Variable component of pay: quarterly bonuses paid out over a quarter A very fat pitch for Spear Practice Solutions! A specific hygiene formula: hygiene wages should range 30-40% of their production Some links from the show:  Spear Education Spear Practice Solutions Spear Online Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," "McWethy" 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!  
5/24/202448 minutes, 18 seconds
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Very Clinical: How to Be Good at Saying Things

This throwback episode features Kevin and Zach expanding on the idea of improving your verbal skills! Some links from the show: Isodam Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/21/202436 minutes, 41 seconds
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AME: Am I a Horrible Clinician?

Al discusses an amazing Facebook group thread about what to do when you feel like you're doing an awful job. Inspired by a recent bad outcome, Al has a GREAT story that's going to make you feel better about your clinical abilities! Some links from the show: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells Ivoclar Adhese Universal Pen (get it at Crazy Dental using coupon VERYDENTAL10 and save 10%!) Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/20/202428 minutes, 45 seconds
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Very Dental: Understanding Visual Learners with Dr. Ash Mark

Al is joined by Youtube sensation, Dr. Ash Mark! Ash has joined the Very Clinical crew many times but this is the first time Al sat down to talk dentistry.  On being a hockey dad How the Youtube channel started All Things Dentistry is like dental school on Youtube Driving a minivan vs. a race car Lots of mistakes = lots of practice = a gift Ash feels no pressure to put out video content Two content creators talking about the process Two reasons for a microscope (he was voluntold in residency) Does Ash record everything?  Real dentistry vs. Instagram dentistry People don't want to have dentistry done (efficient...don't waste your patient's time) Profound anesthesia required Is endo the most "given up" procedure? Hard to dabble. Stress test your endo files on extracted teeth! Extracted teeth are harder to come by due to ridge preservation The pros and cons of Youtube Some links from the show: All Things Dentistry website All Things Dentistry Youtube channel Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/17/202454 minutes, 30 seconds
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Very Clinical: It's About Movement with Dr. Jessica Merhar

Zach and Kevin welcome back Dr. Jessica Merhar to talk about preventing and dealing with the pain that comes with our job! Core strength is great, but our pain has more to do with movement  Strong muscles can handle forces better than weak muscles You don't need a LOT of exercises. You need effective exercises that you will do! Use a sauna What Kevin is doing What Zach is doing Lift heavy! Some links from the show: Outlive by Peter Attia McKenzie Method website Roman Chair Treat Your Own Back Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/14/202438 minutes, 16 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Dr. Andrew Clingan on Early Practice Ownership

Mohammed is joined by Dr. Andrew Clingan, a 2023 grad of UAB and a practice owner right out of school! Mohammed and Andrew discussed Andrew's dental school experience moving directly into practice ownership. Andrew has had an entrepreneurial streak all through school and he interned with the Shared Practices crew in dental school. Who is a good candidate for early practice ownership? If at all possible, know what you want as a new grad Mailers and off market practices Practice acquisition philosophy Finding the diamond in the rough Transitioning from the "old guy" to the "new guy." Attrition expectations (patients and team) Financing as a new grad Would he do it again? Some links from the show: Shared Practices Andrew's practice website Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/13/202449 minutes, 41 seconds
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Very Dental: The Intraoral Scanner to Beat with Justin Lee

Back at the Chicago Midwinter Al talked with Justin Lee of 3Shape.  Trios used to be "the $50,000 scanner" Trios 5 is wireless and retail priced at $26k or so New AI software makes scanning nearly idiotproof Using a wireless scanner on Wifi! AI design software! Some links from the show: 3Shape Buy 3Shape from CAD-Ray! Splashtop Justin on LinkedIn Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/10/202421 minutes, 35 seconds
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Very Clinical: Pain Prevention for Dentists with Dr. Jessica Merhar

Dentists are prone to neck and back pain. It comes with the job. But are there things you can do! Kevin and Zach bring on Dr. Jessica Merhar, a physical therapist trained in the McKenzie Method!  Oof...repetitive movements Prevention is key...movement and balance Increased stiffness/soreness happens before injury Directional preference and patient response Each patient will have a specific preference of balancing movement! Our body likes a neutral spine Some links from the show: Huberman Lab show on back pain McKenzie Method website Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/7/202433 minutes, 56 seconds
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AME: Burnout in Dentistry

Recently I got a terrific query from a dental student. I decided to put it in the Very Dental Facebook group for discussion and here are some of the answers we got! "For my final in our program I’m doing an academic enquiry/ presentation on high rates of burnout in dentistry. As a dentist have you ever felt burned out? If so what did you do to overcome it? If you haven’t, why do you think that is? If you were to give advice to young students/dentists on how to manage a career in dentistry and to avoid burnout what would it be." One answer worth highlighting was from Dr. Deanna Snitzer: 1) the faster you learn to stop caring about the teeth more than the patient cares about them the better. 2) find the type of work you like to do: do more of that 3) don’t tolerate people treating you like shit. (Patients, staff, anyone really). No one is irreplaceable in your life but you.. not a patient, not a hygienist, not anyone. 4) delegate. If there’s something you don’t like to do - allow someone else to take care of that for you. This may be professional or personal.  5) you can’t (and shouldn’t) be everyone’s dentist. 6) if you ask 10 dentists the best way to do something you’ll get 11 answers. Find a way that works for you and do it that way. 7) you’ll never regret firing someone - you’ll just regret not doing it sooner. This applies to basically anyone in your life…  8 ) take vacations. Believe it or not people will survive if you’re gone for a few days. 9) “Dentist”  is what you do for a living. It isn’t WHO YOU ARE. Spend equal amounts of energy developing your life outside your office as you spend inside it. 10) don’t forget they’re really just teeth. Pretty much no one is dying in our chair. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
5/6/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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Very Dental: Embracing the Airway with Dr. Marianna Evans

Today's throwback episode features Dr. Marianna Evans! Al spoke with her at the Spear Summit back in 2022 and her message was so good, you should hear it again!  Marianna Evans is a dual specialty trained (perio/ortho) dentist who practices outside of Philadelphia! Marianna presented on the main stage at the 2022 Spear Summit on diagnosing and identifying the hypoplastic maxilla. Marianna's practice has a strong focus on treating the airway in children and they had a wide ranging conversation about airway, early orthodontic intervention and the "why" of airway developmental problems.  How can you help your orthodontist to embrace an airway paradigm shift? Taking one case at a time with your interdisciplinary team  Focusing on evidence based medicine and dentistry How CBCT changed how we think about orthodontics and airway Much of the "airway literature" is in ENT journals, less in dental/ortho journals How Marianna's network influenced the way she practices (in the same building as a pediatric sleep doctor!) Marianna sees patients from age 0 to 75! Why do we see airway problems now? Marianna has thoughts! Knowledge problems vs. execution problems Some links from the show: Dr. Marianna Evans' website Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/3/202441 minutes, 7 seconds
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Very Clinical: Disgusting Teenage Mouths

This throwback episode features a guest spot by Dr. Alan Mead.  Once again Kevin and Zach are joined by Alan Mead to talk about the struggles (and triumphs?) that come along with the dental treatment of teenagers! Fear not, loyal listener! This episode is a little bit more upbeat and optimistic than last week! Some links from the show:  BASKET-BALLS Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/30/202431 minutes, 16 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Going All In on Ownership with Dr. David Rice

Mohammed is joined by the one and only Dr. David Rice! These two dive in HARD talking about dental practice ownership.  David's history of bad associateship, good associateships and buying in Going all in on ownership Acquisition vs. startup How does IgniteDDS work? The 90 Day Jumpstart and mentorship David's complete care journey Integrating your continuing education Location, location, location Become the dentist to the dentists Have everything in writing, but build a relationship with those that you work with Advice for dental students in school you don't have as much time as you think you do find mentors who do you want to be? set yourself up to be an owner Some links from the show: IgniteDDS IgniteDDS 90 Day Jump Start IgniteDDS ebooks IgniteDDS Instagram Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
4/29/202442 minutes, 12 seconds
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Very Dental: DSO 2.0 with Brannon Moncrief

Alan is joined by Brannon Moncrief of McLerran and Associates to talk about practice sales/purchases and transitions of all types.  The difference between dentists and other business owners The traditional way of practice ownership vs. now How student loan debt has changed ownership trajectory How are banks feeling about loaning money to dentists? Younger dentists need to buy bigger practices (?) How private equity changes things...valuation on EBITA vs. straight revenue How DSOs have changed in the last 10 years DSOs now work "behind the veil." The doctors are now part of the investment, not just engines of production "Buy and build" model of DSOs How does the practice transition process work with McLerran and Associates? Some links from the show: McLerran and Associates Brannon's email: [email protected] Brannon's cell phone: (512) 660-8505 Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/26/202440 minutes, 32 seconds
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Very Clinical: WWVCD?

Kevin and Zach welcome Al back on the show for a rousing round of "What Would You Do?" After the boys revel in the finale of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" we got down to business. What do you want patients to refer to you as? Does it bother you if they call you by your first name? Why do we always assume stuff is our fault? Do physicians do this? Who is your dentist? What does "reprepping" an existing crown look like in your office? How do you remove old crowns? Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/23/202445 minutes, 37 seconds
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AME: The "Shoulds"

A little rant on should vs. could and social media. Some links from the show: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
4/22/20249 minutes, 57 seconds
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Group Function: Is Guided Biofilm Therapy the Future?

How well are we doing for our recall patients? How can we do better? Today Alan is joined by Melissa Obrotka and Dr. Ryan Martz to do a deep dive into the the new science and technology of biofilm therapy! What is it? How does it work and what can it do for your practice? Can this technology change the culture in your office? Can it really make patients more healthy? Today's guests say "YES!" Some links from the show: Guided Biofilm Therapy Dr. Ryan Martz's practice website Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/19/202441 minutes, 52 seconds
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Very Clinical: A Very Clinical Recommendation Engine!

Zach and Kevin were joined by Al for a rousing recommendation engine episode! After some hot eclipse talk the fellas recommend a dental thing, a nondental thing and a podcast. We hope you love our recommendations! Some links from the show: Kevin's recommendations SICAT Rapid Guide The Restaurant Club (TRC) The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music The Joe Rogan Experience Huberman Lab Podcast Zach's recommendations Panavia V5 ("man, that stuff sticks.") Centrix Silversense Lowbackability The Lonely Island and Seth Meyers Podcast Al's recommendations Polydentia Unica anterior matrices X-men '97 The Savage Lovecast (MAGNUM!) Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/16/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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AME: On Never Doing Anything

Alan was joined by Tom Brown, Vanessa Vitagliano and Mike Sula for the first interview of the Chicago Midwinter! It's a quick meeting of friends and very entertaining! Some links from the show: My Dental SOP V2 Growth Strategies Studio 8E8 Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
4/15/202412 minutes, 1 second
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Very Dental Extra: The Flex of Single Patient Use with Cody Sunderland

Today's special episode is brought to you by Microcopy Dental, the "single patient use" company! Alan is joined by Cody Sunderland from Microcopy Dental. Microcopy is one of Alan's favorite companies and he's been using their single patient use burs and polishers for 20+ years! Some topics we covered: How did Microcopy Dental get into the "single patient use" business? (the answer makes perfect sense) What makes Microcopy products different and better? (natural diamonds, single piece construction, etc. etc.) Microcopy is the sample company and their catalog is like a Christmas wish book! Microcopy Z-cutters (for removing zirconia) What do new users notice? Microcopy polishers! Al's single use bur "flex."  Why is single use important? How do they choose bur shapes and products? What are the best selling burs? Al's favorites Who is the toughest nut to crack? Dentists? Assistants? Some links from the show: Microcopy Dental The Catalog Inverted Pear 0512C  Inverted Pear 0508M Crown preps 1214.8C  Very fine composite finishing burs Go get a sample of your favorite bur shape!
4/13/202438 minutes, 47 seconds
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Very Dental: What's Next in Printing and Milling with Damien Bonner of CAD-Ray

Alan was joined in the Chicago Midwinter podcast lounge by Damien Bonner of CAD-Ray. CAD-Ray is a one stop shop for all things digital in dentistry and there is no one better to talk about it than Damien Bonner! Damien walks us through the state of the art in dental 3D printers. It turns out that which printer is right for you depends on what you're using it for, what materials you'll need to use, how much of an enthusiast you are and how much you'll be printing.  Then...we dig in to mills! If you can print it, you can mill it, too. CAD-Ray has those, too! Some links from the show: CAD-Ray Sprintray Ackuretta Asiga Nexa 3D Clinux software CAD-Ray mills 
4/12/202424 minutes, 39 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Matt Standridge Making Moves

In today's throwback episode Zach and Kevin welcome back Dr. Matt Standridge! Highlights include: Matt gives us his bio! We talk MEAT We talk Powerprox and our friend Rick DePaul And Gerety orthodontics Matt does not shoot from the hip Matt teaches with 3D Dentists on digital orthodontics Aligners work, if you know how to use aligners… We talk about the ortho/restorative link. Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/9/202435 minutes, 56 seconds
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AME: The Grass is Always Greener

Would you rather be a dentist and have to talk about patient financial responsibility for treatment or a physician that doesn't discuss money with patients before treatment? Al discusses this conundrum as well as the absurd anti-tobacco signs that you see hanging over cigarette counters all over the country. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/8/202426 minutes, 48 seconds
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Group Function: Chairside CAD-CAM Zirconia Innovations with Dr. David Juliani and Heather Garner

Alan was joined at the Chicago Midwinter by Dr. David Juliani and Heather Garner of Ivoclar to talk about a big roll out of a huge innovation in chairside CAD-CAM Zirconia! Ivoclar introduced Zircad Prime blocks at Midwinter this year and it turns out Dave is one of the beta testers who has used them most extensively! According to Heather the whole roll out was "low key amazing!" It also turns out that Al and Dave have some pretty interesting connections as they grew up in the same home town (Midland, MI) and graduated from the same high school (H.H. Dow High!). Dave and Heather explain how this next generation of chairside CAD-CAM delivers strength and esthetics that matches lithium disilicate!  Some links from the show: Zircad Prime blocks Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/5/202428 minutes, 6 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Colin Lathrop Shows You the Pathway

In today's throwback episode Kevin and Zach welcome back the one and only Dr. Colin Lathrop to talk about what's new in implant surgical education at the Implant Pathway!  Some links from the show: Implant Pathway The Voices of Dentistry Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/2/202428 minutes, 41 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Surviving Second Year with Mohamed Abo-Basha

Mohamed reflects on DS2 year as he approaches the end of it (thank God). He talks about his classes and his experiences in clinic as well as treating patients. Also he throws in a couple of recommendations for students to follow! Some links from the show: IgniteDDS The Protrusive Dental Podcast Very Dental Facebook group Very Clinical Facebook group Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
4/1/202427 minutes, 59 seconds
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Very Dental: Have We Given Up on Prevention? with Teeth Talk Girl Whitney Difoggio

Al was joined by hygienist Whitney DiFoggio (aka: Teeth Talk Girl) at the Chicago Midwinter dental meeting! Whitney is a hygienist and influencer who spends a lot of time education patients AND dental teams! Interestingly, her YouTube presence points toward patients and her Instagram is more oriented toward dental teams!  Whitney and Al have an animated conversation about having Invisalign as a dental person, dental content creation and have dentists given up on prevention? Some links from the show: Teeth Talk Girl Youtube TeethTalkGirl Instagram Bettermouth Oral Health Coaching Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/29/202435 minutes, 42 seconds
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Very Clinical: Composite Rehabs that Don't Suck with Dr. Colin Lathrop

This throwback episode features Zach and original Clinical Hack Dr. Mac Jones hearing about composite rehabs from Dr. Colin Lathrop! Highlights include: What kind of patients are good candidates for a composite rehab? How do you do a composite rehab in a digital era? How can you make the process not suck? What are the benefits of a composite rehab? What materials and equipment does Colin use to make it all happen? How does Colin price these types of cases? How are these cases holding up? Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/26/202433 minutes, 54 seconds
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AME: With New Eyes

Al took a look another at a comic book series that influenced him as a little kid. Spoiler alert: it didn't hold up.  Getting older and gaining experience allows you to look at things in your past with new eyes and Al talks a bit about how that applies in dentistry and life. Some links from the show: Marvel Secret Wars at Amazon Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/25/202427 minutes, 5 seconds
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Very Dental Extra: Why Choose a Lean Workflow? with Kate Reinert

Alan is joined again by Kate Reinert, a clinical efficiency consultant with our friends Zirc Dental Product. We focused on the concept of "Lean Workflow" to achieve efficiency, free up time and increase profitability in dental practices!  Zirc Dental Products is a company that basically helps offices understand how much better things can be in the dental office! Some topics we covered: How does the Color Method work to create a lean workflow Gathering data about existing clinical workflow and finding a "champion." Change is hard...how Zirc sets offices up for success! Digging into materials and instrument for each procedure It's not about tubs, trays or cassettes as much as the whole process. What is a lean process? Lean processes and dental hygiene Tub building Implementing the plan "Make ready" station and instrument processing Al's light bulb moment...the colors make it easy to bring instruments and materials together in the operatory so you'll have everything you need! Too lean vs. wasteful Office renovation vs. new design Some links from the show: Zirc's website The Color Method Get your free sample of the Crystal HD mirror
3/23/202440 minutes, 10 seconds
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Group Function: 3D Printers for Dummies with Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Chonway Tram

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 Some links from the show: Sprintray Phrozen The Totally Oral Podcast Russell's denture courses Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/22/202433 minutes, 16 seconds
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Very Clinical: All Dr. Ash Mark, All The Time!

Kevin and Zach throw back to one of the earliest times that they featured Dr. Ash Mark on Very Clinical! We welcome Dr. Ash Mark of of All Things Dentistry Youtube page 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: All Things Dentistry on Youtube Master Root Canals LIke an Endodontist Master Root Canals Like An Endodontist Advanced Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
3/19/202434 minutes, 2 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Dr. Khalid Alzubi on Advantages of Working in a DSO

Mohammed is joined by Dr. Khalid Alzubi to talk about why he really likes working in a DSO As Khalid approached the end of dental school he considerered associateships, working with a DSO and starting/buying a practice and ended up joining a DSO. Khalid outlines some of the advantages of working in a DSO office. fast pace got him up to speed quick learning sound business systems learning how to treatment plan in the best way working with "real world" treatment plans The DSO office can be like a highly paid AEGD How DSOs handle CE What can you learn on the job at a DSO How does your speed improve? Breaking DSO myths  Not all DSOs are the same DSO ownership Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
3/18/202444 minutes, 26 seconds
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Very Dental: The Evolution of Hands On with Dr. Justin Moody

Dr. Justin Moody joins Alan for a triumphant podcast return! Justin is an dentist, implant educator, podcaster and he was one of the purveyors of the meeting known as "Voices of Dentistry!" Justin is one of the major forces that changed implant surgical training from a few weekends of didactic courses to the hands on experience that we've come to expect! The guys discuss a lot of stuff ranging from the history of The Implant Pathway, why hotel courses suck, how to buy a vineyard in Napa and the comeback of the meeting known as VoD! Some links from the show: The Implant Pathway (aka: The Pathway) Titanium Winery Voices of Dentistry (save the date for January 24-25, 2024!)   Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/15/202458 minutes, 36 seconds
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Very Clinical: Avoiding "Fiddledontics" with Dr. Ash Mark

Dr. Ash Mark joins Zach and Kevin again, this time discussing retreats and other advanced endodontics considerations. Retreats Case selection and planning your Maxillary molars in one visit How do you avoid "fiddledontics" Efficiency in endodontics Are you still using a torch to sear your gp? Best upgrades in endo Some links from the show: All Things Dentistry on Youtube Master Root Canals LIke an Endodontist Master Root Canals Like An Endodontist Advanced Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/12/202434 minutes, 36 seconds
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AME: Doing Weird Things with My Coffee with Toothlife.Irene

Al was joined by Irene Iancu at the Chicago Midwinter to drink coffee, talk about knees, foot fetishes as well as rant about the new public dental benefit in Canada. As always...an instant classic. Some links from the show: Canada's New Dental Care Plan... Toothlife.Irene's Instagram Dr. Mark Costes on the cost of hard boiled eggs Toothlife.Irene eats ramen in Scottsdale Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/11/202428 minutes, 47 seconds
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Very Dental Extra: Really Strong AND Really Pretty Zirconia with Dr. David Rice

Today's episode has been brought to you by our friends at Ivoclar! Alan is joined by dental superstar Dr. David Rice! Dave and Al recently spent some time together at the Chicago midwinter and discuss David's thoughts on dental meetings and where they're going.  Then they launched into a discussion about zirconia! Did you know that not all zirconia is the same? David has recently written an article for Dental Economics entitled "The Why's and Y's of Zirconia!" and it's the subject of today's episode! What's the difference between the strongest zirconia and the prettiest zirconia? 3Y-->5Y zirconia Ask your lab what they're using! Ivoclar's IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime zirconia  Preparing teeth for zirconia restorations Cementing vs. bonding zirconia restorations David on podcasting! Some links from the show: IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime zirconia Dentistry Unmasked podcast Dental Economics Dentistry IQ ZirCAD Prime blocks (podcast coming soon!)
3/9/202430 minutes, 51 seconds
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Very Dental: A History of Magnification with Scott Green

Alan is joined by Scott Green of Enova Illumination. It turns out that Scott grew up in the dental magnification business. We talk about how Scott started Enova, how they've developed their products and why did they create the premier microscope teaching center in the United States! Some links from the show: Morita Spaceline EMCIA Morita Spaceline Feel (article) Enova Illumination loupes Enova Illumination ergonomic loupes Enova Illumination headlamps Zumax microscopes from Enova Illumination Al's next microscope...the Zumax 2050 Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/8/202420 minutes, 51 seconds
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Very Clinical: Teachers Learning from Students with Dr. Ash Mark

Kevin and Zach are once again joined by Youtube sensation Dr. Ash Mark! Ash has been teaching dentists to do better endodontics for years on Youtube and in his own courses! Their wide ranging endo conversation features some of the things Kevin and Ash have learned in their teaching careers! They discussed: cone fit radiographs extra roots/anatomy follow up radiographs teaching the team understanding compounding errors make sure to make sure the access is big enough to instrument, but as small as possible Why don't dentists practice more? Work on extracted teeth! Some links from the show: All Things Dentistry on Youtube Master Root Canals LIke an Endodontist Master Root Canals Like An Endodontist Advanced Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/5/202436 minutes, 28 seconds
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Very Dental Student: The Last Big City Before Nothing with Dr. Pete Stover

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 with!  Some links from the show: Indian Health Service dental scholarship programs Pete's website Email Pete at: [email protected] Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/4/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
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Very Dental: From Polysulfide to Intraoral Scanners with Dr. David Hornbrook

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 dental meetings doing? The Vedder Society The advantages of a study club It's hard to market to dentists  Chicago Midwinter is like a kid in a candy store "The shelf" David Hornbrook's electro mallet The ROI of influencing doctors through their lab David on 3D printing David on intraoral scanning Getting your team involved in scanning Scanners are just plain affordable now...it's time to jump in! Scanners in removable Some links from the show: Chicago Midwinter Lab Day David's website Utah Valley Dental Lab The Francis B. Vedder Society Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/1/202458 minutes, 12 seconds
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Very Clinical: The Right 3D Printer for You with Dr. Tim Anderson

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: Sprintray nightguard.com Desktop Health Dentsply Sirona Primeprint 3D Dentists: The Art of 3D Smile Design course! Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/27/202436 minutes, 53 seconds
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AME: Marketing to Dentists Isn't Easy

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: Get a free Crystal HD mirror before the end of the month! Trios 5 from CAD-Ray Enova Illumination Toothlife.Irene on Instagram Garrison Dental/LM Instruments Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/26/202428 minutes, 25 seconds
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Very Dental: Chicago Midwinter Greatest Hits

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 live at Midwinter! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/23/202430 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Clinical: A Podcast About Podcasts with Dr. Tim Anderson

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 Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
2/20/202434 minutes, 12 seconds
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AME: Dr. Brian Schweers Contains Multitudes

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 back again soon! Some links from the show: Why Do They Hate Us? (episode where I talked about informed consent) Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/19/202446 minutes, 35 seconds
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Very Dental: The Best Dentist in the World

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 "The Dip," by Seth Godin Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
2/16/202449 minutes, 23 seconds
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Very Clinical: Kevin is Playing with Blocks!

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 Very Clinical Facebook group where Kevin kicked off a rip roaring thread about block scheduling! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
2/13/202438 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Dental Student: New Grad, Full Arch with Dr. Evan Pivetz

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: The Full Arch Podcast Shared Practices Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
2/12/202446 minutes, 5 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Mark Whitefield on the Future of Full Arch Fixed!

Alan welcomes back Dr. Mark Whitefield to talk about some interesting developments in full arch fixed implant restorations! Mark has been developing a new way to approach restoring full arch fixed implant restorations that involves less bone reduction, less cost and no screws!  Implant treatment has been driven by technology Screws are the weak point of full arch fixed implant restorations ZircOnX has no screws that go into the restoration which allows for keeping more bone and no holes through zirconia Implant angulation is less important in this system Multi Unti Abutment (MUA) driven They are attached with a "Locator like" snap that is not removed by the patient Digital OR analog workflow The ZircOnX workflow No screw channels = stronger restoration Why less bone removal? ZircOnX cost breakdown The system allows for a plan B What does the kit look like? Some links from the show: Mark's previous Very Dental appearance AAID Southern District Meeting ZirconX Implant One implants Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/9/202443 minutes, 39 seconds
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Very Clinical: Kevin Hates Composite Veneers!

This throwback episode features Very Dental Podcast Network favorite Dr. Melissa Zettler! The guys had her on to talk about her killer composite veneers and Kevin weighed in! The guys talk with Melissa about the how and why she chooses composite for cosmetics! Some links from the show: Melissa's Instagram Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
2/6/202434 minutes, 14 seconds
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AME: Take What You Need and Leave the Rest

Al explores the ideas that he's part of the algorithm, grieving the loss of his spring and summertime hobby and that not all advice is equally good for everyone. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/5/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Dental: Dentists are bad with Dr. Paul Springs

Dr. Paul Springs joins Alan again to talk about journalism, Matt Yglesias and the Gell-Mann effect.  Matt Yglesias wrote an article called "Dentists are bad" on his Substack. Instead of talking about some real "bad" things in our profession, he went straight to the lowest common denominator. Paul and Al talk about how journalism typically talks about dentistry and maybe how they could be more interesting and ask better questions. Matt thinks oral health is important Matt has a very limited understanding about dental disease in our population Matt thinks that regulation that allows dental hygienists to practice independently would fix the high costs of dentistry. Never read the comments. NEVER READ THE COMMENTS. Mead's law: journalism about dentists will inevitably devolve into comments about anecdotes featuring horrible experiences with dentists Health care that's not really health care (Stretch Center/monthly air polish/blow out bar) Primary and secondary health care  The overhead of an independent hygiene office Is there a way to screen for disease before seeing a hygienist or dentist? Gell-Mann amnesia What is informed consent? Al's podcast on communication and trust The informed consent Al got for his surgery The difference between "predatory dentistry" and hindsight The transparency of talking about money They hate us because we give them shots, talk about money and we do surgery on people who are awake "Dentists are rich and often shady" Fibromas R' Us and the regulatory state of dentistry Where do midlevel providers fit? Some links from the show: Matt Yglesias' Substack "Slow Boring" Do we need to take out wisdom teeth so often? How about tongue ties? Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/2/202458 minutes, 12 seconds
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Very Clinical: We Have Answers with Dr. Mona Patel and Dr. Brian McGue

This episode features another throwback to VoD 2022! Joining Kevin and Zach to give brilliant answers to their "every dentist" questions are Dr. Brian McGue and Dr. Mona Patel! 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? Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Check out Kevin's endo course at the 3D Dentists retreat! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/30/202435 minutes, 10 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Totally Oral Dental Student with Dr. Russell Schafer

Mohammed welcomes Dr. Russell Schafer of the Totally Oral Podcast on to talk about how his 11 year journey from dental school to pedo/denture guru happened! What's the best part of this conversation? Russ is an office that sees Medicaid patients as well as insurance/fee for service and makes it work. That makes him a rare and interesting genius! Some links from the show: Oral Architects of Removable Pros Totally Oral Podcast Russell's professional page   Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/29/202445 minutes, 22 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Martin Mendelson on Optimism and Success

Alan welcomes Dr. Martin Mendelson back to Very Dental to discuss the science of optimism! Did you know that optimism and positivity can influence our performance and ability to deliver great dental care? Martin asserts that an optimistic and positive mental outlook makes a difference in performance and experience in dentistry! Happiness vs. toxic positivity What is happiness? Practicing optimism and gratitude Moving through the bad stuff Coaching vs. therapy Hedonic adaptation Comparison is the thief of joy How to do time travel (scheduled send emails) Some links from the show: How Optimism Can Impact Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Financial Success by Martin Mendelson Losado Ratio The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon Martin Mendelson's website Spear Education Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/26/202445 minutes, 12 seconds
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Very Clinical: Totally Oral and Al

This episode features another throwback to the classic VoD 2022 gauntlet! This week the guys feature the hosts of the Totally Oral podcast, Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Clint Timmerman as well as Very Dental Podcast host Dr. Alan Mead to answer their diabolical questions! 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? Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Check out Kevin's endo course at the 3D Dentists retreat! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/23/202439 minutes, 53 seconds
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AME: Understanding is Part of the Treatment

Al has another epiphany about the importance of authentic and honest communication with patients. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
1/22/202428 minutes, 58 seconds
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Group Function: Don't Buy The Farm

Al was recently a guest on the "Totally Oral Podcast" with Dr. Russell Schafer and Dr. Clint Timmerman! This episode is a crossover with Totally Oral recorded around last Thanksgiving. The guys asked Al a bunch about NON-dental stuff, specifically the horse farm that he lives on/helps take care of. It's pretty funny and gives a little background about life on the farm! This conversation goes all over the place, so buckle up! Some links from the show: Totally Oral Podcast Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/19/202456 minutes, 34 seconds
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Very Clinical: "Soft Hands" and the Ketodontist

In today's episode Zach and Kevin throw back to VoD 2022 where we asked meeting participants to weigh in on the questions that our listeners want to know! We feature repeat guests Dr. Matthew Standridge (the Ketodontist) and Dr. Mike "Soft Hands" Keller! 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? Do you want to weigh in? Join us in the Very Clinical Facebook group!  Check out Kevin's endo course at the 3D Dentists retreat! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/16/202424 minutes, 1 second
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AME: Why Do They Hate Us?

Al recently read an article by Matt Yglesias called "Dentists are bad." (sic) Even worse...he read the comments.  As these things tend to do, it devolved into a bunch of horrible anecdotes about terrible things that dentists have done to innocent patients.  So, why do they hate us? And more importantly, what are dentists doing wrong to make them hate us?  Al has thoughts. Some links from the show: "Dentists are bad" (sic) by Matt Yglesias (it's probably behind a paywall the Gell-Mann effect Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
1/15/202431 minutes, 46 seconds
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Group Function: We Like Sportz!

Al is joined by Dr. Kevin Fryer and Dr. Zach Meiners to talk NFL playoffs!  It's fine. We talk about mouthguards for like, 40 seconds, so it qualifies as a dental podcast but we mostly talk about football. Why the divergence from our typical dental amazingness? It turns out that each of these hosts of Very Dental Podcast shows has a team in the playoffs! We talk about the past season and how much we're looking forward to this weekend full of professional football! The predictions: Kevin's prediction: Browns 27,  Texans 20  Zach's prediction: Chiefs 17, Dolphins 10 Al's prediction: Lions 21, Rams 10   Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/12/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Sarah Pierce on Adding Endo Efficiently

The guys are joined by Dr. Sarah Pierce of Brentwood, TN! Sarah works with Dr. Sully Sullivan of Sullivan Dental Partners (aka: The Millennial Dentist)! As it turns out, Sarah is a new grad and recently took Kevin's amazing endo course at the 3D Dentists Retreat in Raleigh, NC.  What is it like to work at Sullivan Dental Partners? What is it like to take Kevin's Endodontic Digital Workflow course? How did Sarah's approach change after taking Kevin's course? Why is Kevin jealous of Sarah's practice situation? How has Zach changed endo since the CBCT?  Why is Zach jealous of Sarah being a new grad and having all the tech from the start? Complications? How was the retreat and what flavor was the 3D Dentists Kool Aid? Check out Kevin's endo course at the 3D Dentists retreat! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/9/202432 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Dental Student: What Students Need to Know About Occlusion with Dr. Jaz Gulati

Mohammed is joined by the one and only Dr. Jaz Gulati of the Protrusive Dental Podcast! Jaz is known for his occlusion credentials and Mohammed got to ask ALL his occlusion questions to perhaps the most enthusiastic occlusion educator I've ever heard! You aren't going to want to miss a second of this incredibly informative episode! Always check preop occlusion Articulating paper Centric relation Facebows...when do you use them? When you don't? And why! Can digital impressions/bite relations replace analog dentistry? Occlusal diagnosis and how it can affect single tooth dentistry. Did you find this stuff helpful? Check out the Protrusive Dental Podcast for more! Jaz used this interview as one of his episodes that you can see here!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/8/202456 minutes, 8 seconds
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Very Dental: "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Dr. Matt Standridge

Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Standridge. Matt is a dentist in Kansas who teaches orthodontics and has his own podcast and health coaching program! Matt has had a really interesting journey over the last 10 years that Al has known him. He's bought multiple practices, become digital and became a well known educator. It's a nostalgic walk through the history of the podcast (Matt was early money as a Brain Trust guest) and how dentistry has changed over the last decade or so. Matt offers his thoughts on the differences between "comprehensive orthodontics" and cosmetic orthodontics and why it's OK to not always do comprehensive. He also talks about the fundamentals vs. the tools (aligners and brackets/wires) and why the fundamentals always win that argument. Some links from the show: Matt's teaching schedule at 3D Dentists Matt's AOS Ortho Boot Camp Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/5/202448 minutes, 3 seconds
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Very Clinical: Scenarios with Erin and Gary!

Kevin and Zach ring in the New Year with another episode featuring the Superfans...Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Gary Holtzclaw! As they are want to do, Zach throws out more scenarios for our panel to discuss! New patient snapped off #7 and HAS TO leave the office with a tooth. You've got no preop impression, etc. How do you handle audible gas in the operatory? Own it or ignore it? A crown on a previously asymptomatic tooth that now hurts. "It didn't hurt before..." What do you do? You're way behind and a hygiene check explains that the filling you did 6 months ago is "rough" or "never felt right." What do you do? Check out Kevin's endo course at the 3D Dentists retreat! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
1/2/202436 minutes, 16 seconds
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AME: A 2024 Reset?

Is there a way to "reset" your appreciation for your job and your life in 2024? Al has thoughts! Happy New Year!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!      
1/1/202426 minutes, 34 seconds
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Very Dental: Ask Questions, Then Be Quiet with Dr. Gary DeWood

"Why can't I talk to my patients like Gary does?" -me, quite often In today's throwback episode Alan is joined by Dr. Gary DeWood. This interview was recorded at the amazing Spear Summit 2022 and they guys had another really good conversation about communication, among other things. Some of the topics they covered: Staying in the question until the questions are coming from the patient  How the dental model is wrong People figure out a way to do the things that they have value for Assume that the patient thinks that they're healthy until you understand that they don't How aligners have made people value the position of their teeth Ask questions and then be quiet Why the hygiene op is the worst place to talk about dental health Having the hygienist "refer" the patient to the doctor Lawn mowers and believing it's possible The mindset change of financing/making payments Patients need to know that you'll make it financially possible "We're going to do whatever we can to make it possible" In office financing vs. outside payment plans...what's the limit that doc can be the bank? Gary on the "dead zone" in your practice "You know who will pay you." The information that the dentist has that the bank doesn't! (It's a superpower!) "The gift of a dental benefit plan..." Getting access to Gary (and Amy) through Spear Practice Solutions If you value the team, let them do this! Gary on job descriptions Consulting vs. coaching Whose heel marks are in your parking lot? Yours or your team's? Give the patients a chance to say "yes" to your best treatment Links from the show: Spear Practice Solutions Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/29/202356 minutes, 34 seconds
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Very Clinical: Enter the Superfans!

"Does the nog come in any other flavors besides egg?" -Kevin Fryer The Very Clinical guys finish the year strong by inviting two Very Clinical superfans to join them for a rip roaring round of "what would you do?"  Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Gary Holtzclaw fill out the Very Clinical brain trust to give their answer to some diabolical situations: How do you restore a grungy teenager's occlusal decay when there is an operculum in your way? The patient needs crowns from 23-26. Patient is choosing to do 2 now and 2 later due to insurance reasons. What's your move? The patient needs a gold crown on #15 replaced. When you did it 15 years ago, you told them that gold is the best material. You're in network with their insurance and now they won't cover gold. What's your move?   Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/28/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Don't Make Systems too Complicated with Dr. Sarah Blair

Mohammed is joined by Dr. Sarah Blair of Indie Practices to talk about leadership, dental teams and early practice ownership for new dentists! What are systems? What makes a system good or bad? What are KPIs? Which KPIs are important? The 6 Essential Things that Indie Practices coaches When is the right time to hire a coach? What types of practices does Indie Practices work with? Some links from the show: Indie Practices Indie Practices Case Acceptance Youtube video Indie Practices Handoffs Youtube video Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/27/202347 minutes, 9 seconds
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

All of us at the Very Dental Podcast Network are wishing you the best holiday season ever!  This week we'll be releasing new episodes on Wednesday and Thursday instead of Monday and Tuesday!  We'll catch up with you then! Happy Holidays!
12/24/202339 seconds
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Very Dental: The Very Dental Holiday Spectacular 2023!

What better way to celebrate the holidays that a massive "recommendation engine" from Al!  Some links from the show: Sean's holiday band concert (The H.H. Dow High Symphonic Band) Dow High Fruit Sale  Dental Stuff Flat Clinician’s Choice instrument “Esthetic Contouring Instruments” gold handle  Ivoclar Optrasculpt  “Get Packed” Cord packing instrument from Pascal  Ed McLaren   Bioclear Diamond wedges/Bioclear posterior composite matrices  Flexidam…for rubber dam newbs W8a black Berman rubber dam clamp  Christmas-y media The Grinch (2018) You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch by Fareed Haque Not Christmas-y media   Last Murderbot Diaries installment “System Collapse” Stuff that's not media and not Christmas-y  Sturmfist 4 gloves  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/22/202349 minutes, 30 seconds
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Very Clinical: Will AI Be a Net Positive in Dentistry? with Charlie Fryer

Zach and Kevin are joined again by Kevin's son Charlie! Charlie has a very technical background including using artificial intelligence to diagnose class II caries! Today's episode features some hot artificial intelligence and where it will become useful in dentistry.  The key to AI is "learning" Where do they get their data? DSOs and AI WE'RE the data! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/19/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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AME: The Correction

Al tells a story about podcasting, downloads and ego.  join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!      
12/18/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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Group Function: Can Partnerships work? with Ritter and Ramsey (throwback)

Partnerships in dentistry. You've heard the stories. A couple years ago, my friends Dr. Chris Ramsey and Dr. Rob Ritter joined me to talk about what it takes to have a successful dental partnership and the amazing course they've designed to show you execute the kind of dentistry that you want to do from consult to finished case! Some of the topics they discussed were: When do you renovate your office and what kind of dental office decor stays "timeless." "The Protocol" is a course that Ritter and Ramsey designed to show people HOW they execute the broader concepts that you might learn from Spear, Kois or Pankey. A complete workflow from consult to finished case The benefits of small group learning in combination with hands on. Dental partnerships are notoriously bad! How Ritter found Ramsey The mechanics of a long term dental partnership "You can't have two kings in the castle" is the WRONG way to look at things. You work for the partnership and the partnership is bigger than any one person. The solution: lose the ego Ritter and Ramsey 2.0 The upside of a functional partnership Choose business partners wisely! understand personalities understand philosophies Treat the associate LIKE A PARTNER! Learn to compromise! Learn to understand when you're wrong. If you don't know, just say that you don't know. Would you rather be right of happy? The months for "The Protocol" 2022: February, May, August and November. Some links from the show: Ramsey's Instagram Ritter's Instagram RITTER + RAMSEY DENTISTRY Instagram Sign up for "the Protocol" Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/15/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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Very Clinical: Charlie Fryer Explains Deep Learning and AI!

Kevin and Zach welcome a very special guest this week...Charlie Fryer! That would be Kevin's son!  Charlie isn't a dentist. In fact, he's a chemical engineer! But he knows a thing or two about AI. If you've ever wondered how AI will apply itself in dentistry, this episode is a deep dive with a VERY smart dude! Kevin's endo course in Raleigh, NC on Groundhog Day 2024! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/12/202334 minutes, 59 seconds
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Very Dental Shorts (Throwback): Bad Words

In today's throwback episode Alan talks about 4 words he avoids using with patients.  The four words he discusses: Small (in terms of dental disease) Dental "Insurance" Expensive Painful Do you have any words you try and avoid during patient communication? Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/11/202315 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Dental: A Talk About Behavioral Change with the ADA President Elect!

In this throwback episode (from 2021), Alan is joined by his friend Dr. Brett Kessler, who was recently announced as the ADA president elect! They have a VERY frank talk about how people make changes in their lives. Both of them are in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol which gives them an interesting perspective on how people make behavior changes in their life. Some of the topics we discuss are: The "time machine" game and how our past experiences are formative How do recovering people deal with social situations where people are drinking? Dentists suffered during COVID because so much was out of their control How do people make positive changes in their behavior? Running sucks Counting streaks Results don't come fast enough to drive early motivation...so how do we maintain motivation? Did fear of COVID change Al's behavior? How much dental disease is preventable by behavior change (home care, diet, smoking, etc.)? Is behavior change a simple matter of education? (spoiler: hell no!) Consequences can drive behavior change. But they don't always. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
12/8/202353 minutes, 55 seconds
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Very Clinical: Frank and Irene Run the Gauntlet at VoD 2022

Today's throwback episode features Dr. Frank Clayton and Irene Iancu (aka: Toothlife.Irene) running the Very Clinical 2022 gauntlet for your entertainment! A quick refresher...here are the questions the guys asked their guests! 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? Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
12/5/202337 minutes, 42 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Dr. Kurren Virk Hits the Ground Running

Mohammed features a returning guest to talk about getting started in your dental career! Dr. Kurren Virk (last featured as he was finishing up an AEGD residency) explains how he found his first gig and how it's going! Some links from the show: Dental Practice Matchmakers on Facebook Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
12/4/202353 minutes, 30 seconds
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Very Dental: Zach and Al Do Lunch

Dr. Zach Meiners is the second member of the dynamic duo from the Very Clinical podcast! But you might know him from his original podcast "DOPE (dentists on phones, eating) Lunch!" Zach and Al have a wide ranging conversation this episode. Some of the highlights include: Zach's early social media turn offs and how podcasts brought him back to online dental stuff Bitewings at crown seats? Yes, no and when! We talk about lunch as a dental office institution Nonsexy instruments that come through in the dental office What do you do when your crown prep STARTS with a big undercut? Some links from the show: DOPE Lunch Podcast! giving some love to Keating Dental Lab 38 Smiles Dental Lab  Karl Schumacher Spade Proximator Teflon tape Septodont Paroject Christensen crown remover Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
12/1/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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Very Clinical: The Best Live Dental Podcasting Concept Ever!

For the 2023 holiday season we're giving you the gift of the very best live podcasting concept ever conceived! At VoD 2022 Kevin and Zach pitched a bunch of clinical scenarios to many many guests at VoD and got fantastic answers throughout the weekend! This made for podcasting gold and we're going to replay them throughout the holiday season!  Today's episode features Kevin and Zach pitching the scenarios and then they bring on Dr. Abe Hoellrich of Columbus, OH to answer! Happy Holidays from the whole VDPN team and enjoy! 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? Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
11/28/202334 minutes, 14 seconds
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AME: The Rules for Influencers

Why does a cranky 52 year old podcasting dentist get to write the "Rules for Influencers?" Because it's my show, that's why. As a 15+ year content creator (blogging and podcasting, etc.) I've got thoughts about the concept of "influencer." I spell out the rules that influencers seem to follow from my viewpoint. Do you disagree? Then you should... ...join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!      
11/27/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Very Dental: Black Friday and EFDAs with Dr. Kevin Fryer

Alan is joined by the one and only Dr. Kevin Fryer of the Very Clinical podcast! The conversation was fun and wide ranging but we focused hard on EFDAs and Kevin's use of them! Schrodinger's Weed Black Friday Browns/Lions superbowl? How Kevin started using EFDAs (he was originally against EFDAs) EFDA workflows ("mini associates") Kevin's "selling time" concept and how EFDAs make this work. EFDA training (Case Western is Kevin's go to) Kevin and Al's very first patients in dental school University of Minnesota's branding mistakes Anesthesia in Kevin's office Dental Therapists and Restorative Hygienists Some links from the show: Black Friday by Steely Dan State by state rules of allowable dental assistant responsibilities Endo Pilot and Procodile Files Kevin's Endo course The Minnesota Rouser (the worst college fight song) Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
11/24/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Very Clinical: Ask Us Anything, Part Deux!

Kevin and Zach take a seconed bite at the apple while answering even more questions from the socials! The topics include: What does Zach think about when polishing composite veneers? Kevin's "massage" routine (he prefers the isolation/float tank) How do you save $.10 on bonding agent? What are the plans for the guys for the ski season? When is Zach going to start ortho? Is dentistry still a good career path? Too much Mahomes? How much do you trust bonding vs. traditional resistance and retention? What kind of CE are you taking in 2024? What would Kevin have named the Cleveland Indians? (Go Caucs!) What do you think about the new Beatles song? Some links from the show: Outlive by Peter Attia Nathan for You "Now and Then" by the Beatles If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
11/21/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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AME: Breaking Through Frequency Illusion

It's easy to remember patient interactions that went poorly. Why is it so hard to remember the great one? There is this thing called "Frequency Illusion" (aka: The Baader-Meinhoff phenomenon) that we humans fall prey to. Why is it that after you buy a car that you see a whole bunch of those cars on the road? Are there really more of them on the road than before you bought it? Or is it your focus and your brain that makes you notice them ALL THE TIME! This tendency is used by marketing companies to make us think the product we're looking at is more common and desirable than it probably is. And social media pours gasoline on this fire! What about when you have a poor patient interaction? Your brain can remember every bad patient visit you've ever had and all the sudden you have a hard time remembering the good ones. Al has a couple feelgood tricks to help break through frequency illusion that will definitely help! Some links from the show: Frequency Illusion Wikipedia  
11/20/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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Very Dental: Two Gen X Dental Practice Owners Shake Fists at Clouds with Dr. Craig Harder

Gen X has seen a lot. We've been around for the introduction of cable tv through the smartphone and social media. Gen X dentists started practicing in the "golden age of cosmetic dentistry" of the 90's and we've seen a lot of change. Some of it for the better and quite a bit of it for the worse. Al is joined by Dr. Craig Harder to talk about some of these changes. Both Craig and Al were practice owners early in their careers and owned practices at the turn of the century. Their wide ranging discussion covered all kinds of topics: Drake the black lab/bird dog Yellow page ads David Hornbrook's mullet "Instant orthodontics" Profitable after 3 months! Dental benefits and bang for the buck "The amount of money you made was directly proportional to the number of hours that you worked."  Texting is the new junk mail Al's first cell phone (1991 Infiniti Q45) "Patients are able to blow off dental appointments with new and impressive technologies!" Medical insurance has wrecked patient understanding of money in health care An older dentist selling their practice to a younger dentist was very typical...probably the most common way for dentists to become practice owners. DSOs weren't a thing. Al's old office building Debt as a way of life Dental school costs vs. clinical experience DSOs and how practice exit strategies have changed Longing for the good old days TV clicker remotes, VHS, DVDs and minidiscs How much impact will Gen X have made in dentistry? Some links from the show: Shared Practices The Dentalpreneur Podcast Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
11/17/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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Very Clinical: Ask Us Anything!

Kevin and Zach answer questions and concerns from the interwebs! The topics include: Taylor Swift's veneers Kevin's hair care routine What does it take to change one of your favorite materials? Would you steal a tray of cookies from a hotel lobby? What implant brand are you using, when is the next course? Worst stories from dental school What podcasts do you listen to? Kevin:  Joe Rogan Dentistry Made Simple Huberman Lab Zach This is Important The Rewatchables If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
11/14/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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Very Dental Student: The First Few Months with Dr. Kevin Harland

Mohammed is joined once again by Dr. Kevin Harland. Kevin is a recent grad of the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry. This conversation focuses on Kevin's first few months in private practice. Every dentist has to handle the transition into dental practice and Kevin gives an interesting peek into what it's been like for him!  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
11/13/202354 minutes, 46 seconds
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Very Dental Extra: What Dental Assistants Want Dentists to Know with Kate Reinert

Alan is joined by Kate Reinert who is a dental assistant who now works with Zirc Dental Products as a clinical efficiency consultant. We had a wide ranging conversation where we talked about implementing new procedures (from the standpoint of the team) as well as helping find and fix "pain points" in clinical systems. Zirc Dental Products is a company that basically helps offices understand how much better things can be in the dental office! Some topics we covered: implementing new procedures finding pain points the history of "processing dental instruments" Central Sterilization as the "heart of the dental office" "Instrument creep" and how cassettes can fix it Say no to cabinets and lean operatories Get Zirc involved DURING the design process Getting rid of the "hit by the bus" notebook and reducing training time The advantages of resin Some links from the show: Zirc's website The Color Method Get your free sample of the Crystal HD mirror  
11/11/202341 minutes, 11 seconds
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Very Dental: Medium Sized Cases with Dr. Jason Smithson

Alan is joined by Dr. Jason Smithson as a co-host of the Very Dental Podcast! Jason continues to teach restorative dentistry all over the world and we start our wide ranging conversation contrasting the kinds of students he sees in different parts of the world. Is basic restorative dentistry being overlooked in continuing education? Patients asking for composite veneers? Why not aim at quadrants/sextants of restorative dentistry? Quicker and more predictable than full arch The "medium sized case" hits the sweet spot Full arch vs. quadrant cash flow The patients you would least expect to be picky Grey hair = you look like you should know how to do that Some links from the show: Jason teaching ECR at Spear Education Jason's upcoming courses Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
11/10/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Clinical: Tooth Replacement Therapy with Dr. Adam Frounfelter

Dr. Adam Frounfelter joins the guys again, this time talking about tooth replacement therapy. They dig in to the 3D Dentists course on implant placement from extraction/grafting to final restoration! Some links from the show: 3D Dentists 3D Dentists Digital Implant Continuum If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
11/7/202337 minutes, 21 seconds
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AME: Frictionless

One of the reasons we consistently do things a certain way is due to the lack of friction. Creating systems is all well and good, but when given a choice humans tend to do the easiest thing. And often the easiest thing is the thing that we're used to. Making changes in the way we do things requires: A commitment to change Reducing the friction of the new way as much as possible These two things won’t guarantee success in changing how we do things. But they make a huge difference.  In today's episode I talk about some of the struggles I've had in doing things the way that I want to do them vs. the way we've always done them. And how I'm reducing friction to make change easier for myself and the whole office. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!      
11/6/202326 minutes, 37 seconds
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Very Dental: Does Your Patient Experience Suck? with Dr. Paul Etchison

Dr. Paul Etchison has recently been evaluating what it feels like to be a patient in his office. He takes the patient experience pretty seriously, but since dentistry really sets the bar low (and medicine sets it even lower), he's on a mission to make it amazing! He's got some thoughts: Reviews: good, bad and ugly Is the bar set low? (yes, yes it is) Paul was an advertising major...priming TVs on the ceiling Touch points and team perspective Poo pouri and Paul Operatory set ups and consistency Complimenting the team during hand offs How often is the dentist in their own chair? No one is talking about your bond strength! Ask your assistant to do an impression of you Role paying sucks, but it's really helpful Running in to patients out of the office The "automatic introduction" trick with your spouse Buy Paul's second book and review it Dancing at hands on implant courses Some links from the show: Dental Practice Heroes podcast Paul's SECOND book: Dental Practice Hero II: the sequel Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
11/3/202345 minutes, 11 seconds
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Very Clinical: From Busy to Productive with Dr. Adam Frounfelter

There is a difference between busy and productive. I mean both is nice, but know the differences and making changes in your practice toward productive is a worthwhile goal. Dr. Adam Frounfelter joins Zach and Kevin to tell a story of taking a busy practice and turning it into a VERY productive one! Adam is another 3D Dentists success story that we think you're really going to like! Some links from the show: Adam's practice website 3D Dentists If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
10/31/202331 minutes, 46 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Asking The Right Questions with Dr. Nicholas Bottorff

Going directly into private practice from dental school is less common than it used to be. Today's guest is Dr. Nicholas Bottorff and he did just that. Now he's a practice owner and one of Incisal Edge's "40 Under 40." Nicholas made some big moves early in his career and many of these moves happened after he asked the right questions.  What are the things you need to know about an associateship? What questions really get to the heart of the matter when evaluating a potential associateship or practice purchase. Dr. Bottorff has a lot of thoughts on this as well as encouraging the use of technology to grow your practice. Some links from the show: Elevated Dentistry Incisal Edge's 40 Under 40 Dr. Bottorff's Instagram Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
10/30/202346 minutes, 45 seconds
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Very Dental: The Opportunities of Rural Dentistry with Dr. David Whitlock

Dr. David Whitlock spent the first 10 or so years of his career practicing dentistry in big cities. He's seen some stuff and he ended up in Eastern Kentucky. Rural dentistry has been great for him and he's here to spread the word! Some reasons why you should check out practicing in a more rural area: many rural areas have almost no dentists, and many have aging dentists that are struggling to find someone to replace them lots of rural areas have a ton patients that have to travel to have dental work done cost of living in rural areas is so much lower than the city the numbers are in the favor of a dentist that's willing to practice in a rural area Some links from the show: David's website, www.ruralpractices.com  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
10/27/202335 minutes, 4 seconds
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Very Clinical: Spooky Root Canals!

This throwback episode features a deep dive into peak Halloween and endodontic diagnosis!  Original show notes: "In this episode of our endo series we discuss our methods of diagnosis for root canals in varying situations. And as you read that you're probably wondering how that's interesting for 30 minutes...well we spiked in all kinds of juicy Halloween discussion...favorite costumes, candy, movies..and a bonus hilarious story from Kevin's Halloween youth in the 70s. Back to the endo we hit on all the fun stuff. Cold test, heat tests, percussion, x-rays, draining fistula tracking, cracked teeth, all the fun stuff!"   If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
10/24/202333 minutes, 48 seconds
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AME: Offering Options vs. Offering a Suggestion

Are we supposed to offer patients options or suggestions? Or how about "recommendations?" Dental school left Al with some pretty serious baggage. Some of that involves what we owe patients regarding treatment we recommend. Do we need to give them a list of options for every potential treatment? Do we need to talk about treatment options that we don't like or wouldn't do ourselves? Two rules: Everyone deserves to say no to our best treatment (thanks Kevin Fryer!) No one ever said you had to talk about treatment options that you don't like. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
10/23/202324 minutes, 3 seconds
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Very Dental: Therapy, Psychiatry and Dentists with Dr. Russell Schafer

Dr. Russell Schafer joins Alan to talk about mental health. The two of them have experience with mental health treatment of different kinds. Russell has struggled on and off with mental health issues that he's pretty convinced started in dental school. Go figure. Al is pretty sure his problems with drugs and alcohol started in dental school as well. These days it's very trendy for people to talk about how important therapy has been for them and Russell and Al agree. But Russell is convinced that psychiatry and medications have been given short shrift in the mental health discussion.  Some links from the show: Totally Oral Podcast denturece.com Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
10/20/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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Very Clinical: The Many Uses of SDF with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

In this throwback episode Zach and Kevin talk with the amazing Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz about SDF! Original show notes: We welcome Dr.  Pamela Maragliano-Muniz of DentistryIQ.com fame! Pam tells her origin story. We talk about yoga! We talk about preventive dentistry specifically silver diamine fluoride (SDF) First we talk about SDF as a desensitizer. We then talk about using SDF as a caries arresting agent. We talk about using SDF with a glass ionomer base. We get interrupted by a cat! Kevin remains a skeptic! Have a bottle in every room! Delegate! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!      
10/17/202335 minutes, 24 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Reflections of a Second Year Dental Student (Fall Edition)

As the listeners know, Mohamed Abo-Basha is a podcaster. But he's also a second year dental student! Today's episode Mohamed goes solo to reflect on early second year dental student vibes. Honestly, I think you'll be surprised to hear how NOT horrible it's going! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
10/16/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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Very Dental: The Modern Era of Dental Hygiene with Dr. Lance Timmerman

Alan is joined by the "Tom Hanks" of the Very Dental Podcast, Dr. Lance Timmerman! Lance and Al catch up and have a wide ranging conversation that includes the introduction of a paradigm changing dental hygiene strategy as well as a paradigm changing way of doing digital consults with patients! Some links from the show:  Guided Biofilm Therapy by EMS Nu-Bird suction  Camtasia screen capture software Loom  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
10/13/202347 minutes, 18 seconds
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Very Clinical: Predictably Frank

Dr. Frank Clayton joins Kevin and Zach in this throwback episode to talk about roundhouse sealants, running on time and choosing predictability!  Original show notes: Frank Clayton seals everything from teeth to driveways to decks and no job is too big, no crack is too large.   How many sealants can you place in a single setting? All joking aside,  Frank waxes poetic on predictability and finding your happy place in dentistry.  Being the decathlon dentist isn't for Frank.  He likes to crush on things he's great at. Per usual, Frank brings the funny, but we also coerce him into giving some actual clinical tips with products and stuff on high speed crowns. If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
10/10/202334 minutes, 21 seconds
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AME: A Few of My Favorite Things

Al features a riff on things that have been making him happy recently. Both in the dental office and out! Some links from the show: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish Pascal "Get Packed" instrument Septodont Paroject Clinician's Choice Esthetic Contouring Instrument (gold) Cinnamon rolls video/recipe Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
10/9/202324 minutes, 11 seconds
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Very Dental Extra: The Advantages of an Invisible DSO with Chip Fichtner of Large Practice Sales

"One of the key attributes of an invisible DSO is the doctor is still an owner and therefore continues to lead the practice as an owner. He's making all of the crucial decisions...not the DSO." Chip Fichtner, Large Practice Sales Alan is joined again by Chip Fichtner of Large Practice Sales to talk about an interesting practice model called "Invisible Dental Support Organization."  We drill down on the concept and how it differs from a more traditional group/multiple practice as well as a traditional DSO.  Does an invisible DSO sound like something that would be a good fit for you? Get in touch with Chip at Large Practice Sales!
10/7/202333 minutes, 54 seconds
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Group Function: Dentistry's Self Regulation Problem with Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. David Rice

Alan had a chance to be on the new "Dentistry Unmasked" podcast with hosts Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. David Rice a couple weeks ago. It was a great conversation that spent time talking about something that we generally don't want to talk about. Dentistry has a problem with bad actors. We're supposed to be "self policing," but honestly...we're not great at it. This conversation breaks that problem open and talks about it. Do we have all the answers? Not really. But it's a discussion we need to have. Some links from the show: Dentistry Unmasked Podcast This podcast's video feed! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
10/6/202334 minutes, 3 seconds
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Very Clinical: 3 Dudes on 3D Printing with Dr. Nate Lawson

Zach and Kevin are joined again by Dr. Nate Lawson! Nate is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the UAB School of Dentistry and does all kinds of research on dental biomaterials. Nate and the boys dig in to where 3D printed resins came from and are going. 3D printing is a THE hot topic and he has a lot to say! Will we be printing crowns soon? Where does Nate see the future of 3D printing going? Some links from the show: Wendy's on Twitter The Qualified Captain on Instagram Kevin's Facebook dentinaltube Instagram If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!        
10/3/202336 minutes, 48 seconds
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Very Dental Student: All About Student Loans with Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson has been helping people with financial planning for more than 30 years, but 10 or so years ago took a special interest in student loans. Most dental students and new dentists don't understand what life with student loans will be like after school, and Mark is here to try and change that. Mohamed and Mark talk about student loans and how to plan for life after school. It may not be the sexiest topic, but decisions you make early in your career can have HUGE effects later in life! Some links from the show: Student Loans Rx (Mark's company) Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
10/2/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Jaz Gulati on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Dental Influencer Culture

Dr. Jaz Gulati is a dentist in Reading, UK. I first heard of Jaz when he interviewed my friend Dr. Jason Smithson and I realized he was going to be a force in dental podcasting!  Jaz has an amazing social media presence...specifically Instagram. But maybe more importantly he understands creating a community! His podcast is called "The Protrusive Dental Podcast" and it features some amazing clinical content...which isn't easy to do in audio. But he also has video. And he even has his own community, the Protruserati! I really enjoyed our wide ranging conversation and hope that you'll check out his podcast, YouTube channel and Instagram!  Jaz on lifestyle design and work-life balance (he can walk to his office!) How Jaz became a podcaster/influencer From audio to video (what is a "podcast?") Jaz on creating a community "Influencer authenticity" Some links from the show:  The Protrusive Dental Podcast The Protrusive Dental YouTube channel Protrusive Dental Instagram dentist_educator on Instagram Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
9/29/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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Very Clinical: Endodontic Predictability and Efficiency Workflow and Restorative Edition

Kevin and Zach are joined by Al for the second part of our series on endodontic predictability and efficiency. Kevin is still  giving a course at the 3D Dentist's retreat down in Wake Forest, NC that focuses on a digital workflow in endodontics. Today's conversation focuses on workflow with the restorative aspect of the endo procedure in mind. Is the single appointment RCT/buildup/crown the most profitable procedure in dentistry? Perhaps. And Kevin has tips on how to get there! Some links from the show: Endodontics Digital Workflow with Dr. Kevin Fryer (use coupon code ENDO50 for 50% off your registration!)  3D Dentists Komet Endo Pilot If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!        
9/26/202336 minutes, 38 seconds
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AME: Saturday Morning Cartoons to Substack

Al has a riff on Saturday morning cartoons to selling detergent to Substacks...how do people selling a service or product find their audience?  Podcasts find a way to monetize and that usually means connecting someone selling a product or service to an audience and the Very Dental Podcast Network is no different. But what about those unicorn content creators that thrive with a subscription model? Al wonders how Very Dental fits in with these strategies. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
9/25/202322 minutes, 31 seconds
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Very Dental: Coronavirus Lessons?

I want to set the stage for today's throwback episode. It's May of 2020. Most dental offices are still closed down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many offices have been seeing emergency patients and were just waiting for the go ahead to open back up. What have we learned? What should we expect? 20/20 hindsight from September 2023 makes this episode a little dated. But it's a good reminder of what we didn't know. I hope you enjoy the time capsule. Original show notes: "Jason and Alan feature "what have we learned" from coronavirus and "what have we changed" due to it! We asked the amazing Dental Hacks Nation to tell us how the last few months has affected them and we got a lot of great answers. Dentistry is different now than it was a few months ago and from the sounds of things...it may even be better! (please note...some bad swears were used in this episode)."   Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb!" -- Check out Kevin's course next month called Endodontics Digital Workflow (use coupon code ENDO50 for 50% off your registration!) -- 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
9/22/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 37 seconds
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Very Clinical: Endodontic Predictability and Efficiency Diagnosis Edition

Kevin and Zach are joined by Al for the first of a two part series on endodontic predictability and efficiency. It turns out that Kevin is giving a course at the 3D Dentist's retreat down in Wake Forest, NC that focuses on a digital workflow in endodontics. Today's conversation focuses primarily on diagnosis including 3D imaging! Case selection is a huge part of efficient and predictable endodontics and Kevin drops knowledge bombs on how to pick the winners! Also favorite movies that could NEVER BE MADE TODAY! Some links from the show: Endodontics Digital Workflow with Dr. Kevin Fryer (use coupon code ENDO50 for 50% off your registration!)  3D Dentists Komet Endo Pilot If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!        
9/19/202332 minutes, 40 seconds
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AME: What You Get Used To

Al tells a harrowing story about cell phone batteries and human resilience.  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
9/18/202318 minutes, 11 seconds
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Very Dental: Spreading a Little Endo Love with Dr. Matt Chesler

Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Chesler, an endodontist practicing in Southern California. Matt has recently joined the Spear Education faculty where he's going to begin teaching clinical endo in Scottsdale! Matt's journey is an interesting one and we do, as advertised, give a lot of endo love! Matt has strong positive feelings about his dental training in the military and the Health Professionals Scholarship Program The new endodontics courses at Spear Education (who is it for--primarily GPs) Endodontics polarizes dentists (love/hate) Matt on the lit (hot teeth and blocks) Dental microscopes in endo vs. restorative What you'll learn from Matt at Spear (and yes, there is hands on!)  The part where Al forgets Dr. Doug Benting's name The importance of diagnosis and treatment planning in endo and how does CBCT change this? Are PA's useless in endo?  The value of referring a difficult person that's not necessarily a difficult root canal When is the best time to permanently seal a root canal access? (spoiler: while it's still under isolation) Which teeth are the toughest endo? (you might be surprised at his answer!) The endo-implant pendulum may be swinging back toward endo Endo/oral surgery and case selection bias Specialist confessional: what Matt would love to tell all his referrals The endodontist as "grim reaper" Some links from the show:  Predictability in Clinical Endodontics with Dr. Matt Chesler (at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ) Advanced Clinical Endodontics with Dr. Matt Chesler (at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ) AAE Case Difficulty Checklist Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
9/15/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Very Clinical: How to Add New Things

In this classic episode Kevin and Zach are joined by Alan Mead to talk about how to implement new stuff in the office. Actually, it's mostly Zach and Al listening to Kevin because he's really good at implementing stuff. Some topics we discussed: Instagram fishermen/women Al's love of air abrasion and the "shelf" in his office Al's problem buying stuff at the Midwinter back in the day The story of implants in Kevin's office/don't tell Kevin that he can't do something Why add services/procedures to your office? Al's microscope story Zach loves Gordon Christensen Goofus and Gallant (Al and Kevin) Kevin implements sleep by including the team how to create a team driven implementation process Kevin has a Missy Moving out of micromanagement Removing barriers to implementation and the rubber dam actual barriers vs. barriers in your head CRAZY DENTAL If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
9/12/202336 minutes, 7 seconds
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Very Dental Student: All About Loupes with Enova Illumination

Mohamed sits down with Jeff Dyll of Enova Illumination to talk all about loupes. Jeff has been helping dentists magnify their field of view for awhile now and this conversation is pretty fascinating! There's a lot to how magnification works, and Jeff explains it really well! And don't forget about headlamps!  Some links from the show: Enova Illumination Very Dental deals on Enova products! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
9/11/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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Very Dental: House Call Dentistry with Dr. Ashleigh Robinson

Alan is joined by Dr. Ashleigh Robinson to talk about her unconventional career choice! A couple years ago Ashleigh started a "house call" dentistry business and has never looked back! Ashleigh's calling to dentistry was originally hoping to address "access." There are a lot of people in need of dental care that cannot necessarily get to a dental office and our profession isn't really set up to address it. Ashleigh has created a model to reach these folks and she's an evangelist about it! In fact, she's even got her own podcast where she talks all about her model and how dentists can make this a part of their work if they want to! Some links from the show: The Residental Movement Podcast Ashleigh's website (Accommodental) Some links from the show: Fundamentals of Orthodontic Aligners in Clinical Practice at Spear Education Advanced Orthodontic Aligner Use at Spear Education Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
9/8/202344 minutes, 27 seconds
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Very Clinical: Fewer Well Planned Visits with Dr. Sully Sullivan

Dr. Sully Sullivan joins Kevin and Zach again to talk about his "becoming." Which is to say how he got started with 3D Dentists, how he incorporated it into his practice (comprehensive diagnosis) and how he learned to teach it.  Some links from the show: 3D Dentists If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
9/5/202335 minutes, 44 seconds
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AME: Grumpy Old Man Shakes Fist at Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Joint Replacements

Al does another lap on orthopedic surgeons and their no evidence take on antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment for people with joint replacements. Both the ADA and AAOS don't recommend it. In fact, they kind of recommend against it. But those orthopedic surgeons know better.  Some links from the show: "Meet the new guidelines. Same as the old guidelines" ADA joint premedication guidelines AAOS joint decision tree website AAOS premedication guidelines Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
9/4/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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Group Function: Dental Moneyball with Dr. George Hariri

We have featured the Shared Practices podcast numerous time on the Very Dental Podcast Network and in today's episode we have the pleasure of interviewing one of its founders, Dr. George Hariri. Alan and host of the Very Dental Student podcast, Mohamed Abo Basha, talked with George about his new book, "Dental Moneyball." The wide ranging conversation went all over the place! How George found Richard Low through podcasting and how they decided to start a business together How has technology let students and new dentists understand their ownership options? George decided early to focus on practice management "Dental Moneyball" allows people to experience the Shared Practices concepts for $20. A pretty good deal IMO. Get into ownership ASAP (A Shared Practice mantra) The benefits and pitfalls of buying a relative's practice The pressure of dental students to "not mess it up" as they move into their careers Be careful who you take advice from George's first practice and the epiphany Shared Practices moving from dental students, to new owners to DSOs? George on due diligence George on DSOs and the future of the profession The Greatest Fool Theory of DSOs Can there be an ethical DSO model? Some links from the show: Dental Moneyball (book) Dental Moneyball at Amazon Shared Practices The Shared Practices Group Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
9/1/202350 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Sully Sullivan on Doing More for Your Existing Patient Base

Kevin and Zach welcome the Millennial Dentist himself, Dr. Sully Sullivan to the show! Sully has an interesting message: you can grow your practice without adding a bunch of new patients! How, you ask...work on your clinical skill set to do more dentistry on the same patients! Some links from the show: 3D Dentists If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
8/29/202332 minutes, 42 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Should Dental Students Take Virtual Hands on CE?

Mohamed is joined by the incomparable Dr. Dennis Hartlieb to discuss why hands on learning can help dentists and dental students alike. Dennis is one of the greatest teachers in dentistry and he has a lot of thoughts about how people learn. As crazy as it sounds...dental students can benefit from online/virtual hands on learning in big ways! Some links from the show: Dental Online Training (Dennis's virtual learning platform) DOT Hands On membership! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!        
8/28/202343 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Tyler Rathburn Brings Orthodontics to Spear Education

Alan is joined by orthodontist Dr. Tyler Rathburn to talk about the state of orthodontics in 2023 as well has the new workshop that he'll be teaching at Spear Education! This wide ranging conversation covered a lot of ground. Some of the highlights: Growing up in an orthodontic office The orthodontist that had ortho as a kid Dentists having ortho on themselves...more knowledge = more treatment How Tyler became Spear Education faculty (there is a CerecDoctors connection!)  As expected, the Spear ortho curriculum focuses a LOT on diagnosis and treatment planning as well as aligners Both workshops will incorporate hands on! Who should be taking this course? Learning orthodontic case selection Specialists feeling protective vs. generalists biting off more than they can chew "Don't be the dentist that only calls their orthodontist when they're in trouble." Aligners have been pushed by marketing and technology...we need knowledge driving treatment Are aligners overused? Aligners and compliance "12 year old boys are dirtbags." Materials changes are going to make aligners even more useful Appliance selection is always last Aligners are a tool in the box, not the end of of orthodontic therapies Orthodontists and airway...a challenge moving forward Treating faces and skeletons vs. "just moving teeth" Some links from the show: Fundamentals of Orthodontic Aligners in Clinical Practice at Spear Education Advanced Orthodontic Aligner Use at Spear Education Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
8/25/202353 minutes, 7 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Tarun Agarwal Guides His Implants

This throwback episode features the one and only Dr. Tarun Agarwal joining Kevin and Zach to talk about why he's all about guided implant placement and why you should be, too! Implants are a gateway drug to a better business model! Extractions with grafting leads to implants which will lead to full arches! Some links from the show: 3D Dentists the 3D Dentists Retreat If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
8/22/202334 minutes, 7 seconds
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AME: Dr. Steven Vorholt "Have Scalpel, Will Travel" Live at VoD 2023

I had Steve on Very Dental a couple weeks back where he told me about his traveling implant surgery business. The first time I heard about it...even before he had started it...was at VoD 2023! Here is that presentation in its entirety! Some links from the show: Steve's slides! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
8/21/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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Group Function: Spear Education All Stars Round Table!

A couple years ago I was asked to host a round table featuring the amazing faculty of Spear Education. In this throwback episode I was joined by Dr. Gregg Kinzer, Dr. Jeff Rouse, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani and Dr. Bob Winter to discuss a wide variety of topics! You're going to learn a bunch of stuff that you hadn't heard about these visionaries! As always, it's obvious how much affection these guys have for each other and it makes it pretty entertaining to listen to! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
8/18/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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Very Clinical: When to Call it Quits

In today's throwback episode we skip several minutes of outdated baseball chat and jump right into a terrific discussion of terminal dentition. Specifically...when is it time to give up? Some of us were trained to hold on to the bitter end while others are more comfortable jumping into an edentulous fix. This conversation is one for the ages and we think you'll enjoy it! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
8/15/202322 minutes, 44 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Dr. Kurren Virk on Residencies

Are dental residencies worth it? Every dental student has to weigh the idea of doing a residency vs. going into practice right after school. Mohamed is joined by Dr. Kurren Virk who recently finished an AEGD at Oklahoma! Their wide ranging discussion covers dental school experiences (how they do things at Midwestern), Dr. Virk's recent AEGD, what to expect from a residency and if a residency is right for you! Some links from the show: Dr. Kurren Virk's Instagram Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
8/14/202357 minutes, 31 seconds
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Very Dental: Have Scalpel, Will Travel with Dr. Steven Vorholt

Alan is joined by rock star implant surgeon and educator Dr. Steven Vorholt. Steven has torn it up at the last two Voices of Dentistry meetings: in 2022 he talked about implant complications and in 2023 he laid out his amazing plan to become a traveling implant surgeon! Is it a viable business model? How is it done? In today's episode we do a deep dive on his plan and how he's been able to implement it! Steve is one of the most interesting voices out there this conversation will have you engaged from beginning to end! Some links from the show: Steve's VoD 2023 lecture slides Loom (video/telehealth consult software) "What to Expect When Working With Dr. Vorholt and his Team" Steve's Instagram Acteon CBCT units Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
8/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Very Clinical: NCCLs IYKYK

Zach and Kevin are again joined by Alan Mead and this time they turn their focus on the dreaded "noncarious cervical lesion." What causes them? Who gets them? Should we treat them? Why and how? Al leads off with some interesting Very Dental podcast stats and then the boys dig in to their knowledge (and lack of knowledge) of the noncarious cervical lesion. We dig in to toothbrush abrasion, acid erosion, airway, sleep apnea and even occlusion! Do we have answers? Kind of. The word of the day is "multifactorial!" (RIP Paul Rubens/Pee Wee Herman) If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
8/8/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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AME: The Lawn Mower Parable

Al tells a story of lawn mower tragedy, shame and redemption and what he learned from it. Lessons like "you're almost always the source of your own problems," "ask for help" and "get out of your own way" aren't the kind of things you'll see on Instagram, but they're pretty useful lessons that I continue to learn. Some links from the show: Ted's Lawn and Garden Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
8/7/202329 minutes, 1 second
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Very Dental: Enter the Smashodontist with Dr. Paul Springs

Dr. Paul Springs is a prosthodontist who practices in Queens, NYC. The last time we heard from Paul, he was swabbing patients for COVID tests in 2020 to finish out his prosthodontics residency.  As it turns out, there is quite a bit more to Paul than wearing massive PPE and swabbing peoples' brains. Paul is a self-proclaimed "smashodontist." His prosthodontic practice focuses on people who have been in car accidents and workplace accidents. It turns out that his practice has figured out a way to help these people which entails a combination of prosthodontic acumen and a deep understanding of paperwork. Paul and Al have a wide ranging conversation about COVID aftermath, scientific skepticism, how we know what we know and most importantly...smashodontics!  Will dental schools bounce back from COVID? Going back to specialize after 5 years of general practice and "being in over your head." Introspection and self awareness Instagram expertise and the reality distortion field Understanding the literature and the literature's weaknesses. Is dentistry "science based?" Our own prejudices may be more important than the "science" when it comes to what/how we treat stuff. See a recent Alan Mead Experience on "Confirmation Bias." Paul on "smashodontics" Some links from the show: Dr. James Andrews (Al's favorite Australian orthodontist) Mugglecast Skeptic's Guide to the Universe Dr. John Witzig's wrestling site Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
8/4/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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Very Clinical: Crown Preps 2023!

Zach and Kevin are joined by Alan Mead to talk about perhaps the most important and common workflow in their office...crown preps? What's changed since the last time they talked about it? What's the same? Does Zach have any regrets about going digital? Find out in today's spectacular episode!  Links from the episode: Professor Markus Blatz Instagram Tarun's Instagram All Things Dentistry Clinician's Choice Template Clinician's Choice Temptray Cosmedent Mirror Image Dentotemp from Itena Medit i700 and i600 from CAD-Ray Nice Bite If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
8/1/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Dr. Kevin Harland on The Second Half of Dental School

Mohamed is joined by Dr. Kevin Harland, a new graduate dentist from OU College of Dentistry.  Kevin and Mohamed talk a bit about what to expect in the second two years of dental school. Kevin has recently run through the gauntlet of dental school/requirements/boards and he's one of the "COVID classes" of new dentists. You're going to learn a lot from this wide ranging conversation! Some links from the show: Spear Online Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
7/31/202359 minutes, 29 seconds
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Group Function: Things We've Learned

Alan was joined by his friends and OG Brain Trust members Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Frank Clayton to tell a story. The story, as it turns out, is about the things Al learned by reviewing 1100+ episodes (and 9+ years) of podcasts! Some of the lessons involved podcasting in general, but most of the lessons are incredibly profound and applicable to dentistry and life! You guys are going to love this episode and the conversation we have! Some of the lessons Al learned: Ask for help Everyone is selling something We focused probably more on clinical stuff than business stuff…this is my blind spot, not Jason’s In the beginning we didn’t know what we were doing. But we did it anyway. And it turned out really well. Jason and I had great chemistry. Having good chemistry is important. 1000 of anything is a LOT Any given day 750 or more of those 1100 episodes are downloaded at least once Segments with intros are really fun to listen to, but a LOT of work There is a huge difference between a weekly show and multiple times per week  The older episodes have an authenticity that's hard to replicate. I think that's because this community (podcast/social media friends) didn't know each other as well then as we do now. Dentists want a simple formula for marketing (and everything else) but the goal posts are always changing. We were WAY more worried about websites and SEO back in 2014-2015. "Doing the work" is tedious, unglamorous and not fun. It's important, though. I learned a lot in June. Mostly I learned that it's the listeners that make this work. So I thank you. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/28/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Very Dental Student: Early Practice Ownership with Dr. Steve Beard

Mohamed is joined by Dr. Steven Beard of Shared Practices to talk about dental school, dental school graduation and practice ownership for the new dentist the "Shared Practices" way! Steven's "why dentistry" and why it's different than most Dental school with a "future practice owner" mindset (entering dental school with an MBA) Can a dental student prepare to own a dental business while being locked in by the four walls of the dental school? Making sure to learn the fundamentals is vital, but sometimes hard Steven's clinical experience at UAB and why a GPR vs. other residencies? The Shared Practices philosophy Practice ownership as early as possible How flexible are you in the area you want to practice and demographics The Shared Practices mailer method (the "off market approach") Practice avatars Some links from the show: Shared Practices Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
7/26/202354 minutes, 51 seconds
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Very Clinical: Boards Stories and Other Nightmares

This throwback episodes features Dr. Mac Jones talking about board exams and a useful variety of clinical tips that the guys wish they had known when they were young. The Very Clinical guys talk about board horror stories Mac weighs in on getting contacts with Bulk EZ Make sure you're reducing enough on crown and bridge preps How do prep for retention How to grab crown prep length Plunger cusps...reduce them Learn how to recontour teeth READ THE DIRECTIONS of your materials Understand your bonding agents Simple isn't always the best Access extracted teeth, understand endo access anatomy Use an orifice opener Reduce the occlusal in endo if you can Section teeth in extractions...take out roots, not teeth Proximators Proximators + mallet Look in to bone grafting even if you aren't placing implants Instagram results...often "same day." Recalls are everything. Don't be the first person to do something. Don't be the last person, either.  If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
7/25/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
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AME: Confirmation Bias

Al riffs on a topic that he's thought about often in reference to dentistry: confirmation bias. "Confirmation bias is the tendency of people’s minds to seek out information that supports the views they already hold. It also leads people to interpret evidence in ways that support their pre-existing beliefs, expectations, or hypotheses." --Ethics Unwrapped website Confirmation bias can be seen in numerous ways in our life, our politics and all over the way we practice dentistry. It's imperative that we understand how it works in dentistry and how it affects us as clinicians. Also...if your car windows are completely tinted you're 100% for sure a douchebag. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
7/24/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Group Function: DSO...Friend or Foe? with Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Paul Etchison

Dentistry is a business. No matter how much I want to separate myself from that, it just is. Two people whose business acumen I respect a LOT also happen to be dental podcasters. Today I'm joined by Dr. Mark Costes of the Dental Success Institute and the Dentalpreneur Podcast and Dr. Paul Etchison, author of "Dental Practice Hero" and creator of the Dental Practice Heroes Podcast. These guys understand business in a way that most do not. But what I like about them is how freely they give away their knowledge. I brought them together to talk about the state of DSOs in dentistry. Even in the short time that DSOs have been a common topic (which I figure is less than 10 years) the concept has continued to evolve as well as consolidate the dental practice market. Mark and Paul have thoughts...and you get to hear them all in a wide ranging conversation: What is a DSO? How are DSOs evolving? Why are DSOs continuing to consolidate in the dental space? Dentistry is a stable industry for private equity to invest in and is used as a hedge against more risky investments. What kind of dental practices are DSOs interested in? What kind of practices and practitioners are DSOs starting to become less interested in? What's the difference between "multiple practices" and a DSO (Dental Service Organization?) How have current levels of student debt affected DSOs and the consolidation of the dental market? Can clinical excellence really be "baked in" to a DSO model? Are DSOs more attracted to specialty groups? What types of specialties are more attractive? Less attractive? Will DSOs move to rural areas? Mark and Paul use quite a few terms that you might not be 100% familiar with. I had heard them kicked around, but before the conversation starts, I list a couple definitions that you might find helpful: DSO: Simply put, DSO stands for Dental Service Organization. A DSO is a company that helps administer the business aspects (management, marketing and business administration) of the dental practice. EBITA: EBITA stands for "Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Amoritization." It is a measure of profitability that a potential investor can use to evaluate a potential company or practice. It's used help make "apples to apples" comparisons between potential investments. EBITA is calculated from financial data reported by a company. Many DSOs valuate dental practices as a multiple of their EBITA. same store growth (or same store sales): a measure of growth used by a DSO to know how well an individual practice within the DSO is doing. A DSO will want to know how well the individual practice is doing vs. the entire DSOs growth. The idea is to invest in a practice that has potential to grow in it's own location separate from its relationship to the whole DSO. Private equity (or PE): a type of investment where investors buy shares of privately-held businesses. Private equity is the money supply that has driven the DSO revolution in dentistry (and many other industries). Private equity money expects a return on their investment much like any investor would.  Recapitalization (aka: recapitalization event): "the second bite at the apple" according to Mark and Paul. Recapitalization is the restructuring of a company's debt and equity mixture, and/or financing. This is usually done to stabilize a company's capital structure. In the context of a DSO, recapitalization might be the sale of a smaller DSO/group to a larger one and/or the buying out of dental owners. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/21/20231 hour, 11 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dudes Who Practice With Their Dads

This epic throwback episode features our favorite nepo babies! Zach welcomes Dr. Dan Smith and Dr. Rusty Fitton to talk about the ins and outs of practicing with family! Take a minute to answer some survey questions at verydentalsurvey.com and you could win a $50 Amazon gift card! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/18/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Very Dental Student Podcast Extracts Wisdom with Dr. Brandon Evert

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Very Dental Student Podcast! Alan introduces your host, Mohamed Abo-Basha, who is a D2 at University of Oklahoma! Al's tips for dental students: If you can swing it, many dental companies will sell stuff to dental students at a pretty great discount (think loupes, headlamps, etc.) Take advantage of your dental student email address! Then, Mohamed brings the one and only Dr. Brandon Evert on for an amazing interview! Brandon's take on dental school Learn what kind of student you are (morning person, night person) and learn how to organize a routine Comparing and contrasting dental school styles (case studies vs. route memorization) When did you first get patient contact? Brandon was heavy on reps in the sim lab (note from Al: that makes Brandon smart!) Get used to indirect vision in preclinic! Brandon's first year out and his 4 year military commitment Military = seeing LOTS of dentistry Rotations at Paris Island (CAD/CAM, endo with a scope, surgery) Is the military experience worth it? Brand explains the financial aspects of a military scholarship ("it's not just a way to get free dental school.") and the non-financial aspects HPSP vs. HSCP Brandon's long term plan for private practice Some links from the show: The Extracting Wisdom podcast Anki flash card app The Shared Practices Podcast Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/17/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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Very Dental: They Don't Talk About Money in Medicine with Dr. Jen Aloff

Dr. Jen Aloff is a family practice physician and also happens to be Al's sister in law. Jen has been practicing family practice medicine in Midland, MI for 25 years or so...a similar amount of time that Al has been in his general dental practice. Their wide ranging conversation does a bit of comparing and contrasting of the two professions over the last quarter century. Jen's educational background What changes has she seen over the last 25 years (a loaded question if there ever was one) pre-COVID vs. post-COVID the financial models of medicine and dentistry are completely different...why? They don't talk about money in medicine. Really bizarre incentives in medicine Health care or sick care? Everyone understands lifestyle diseases Big Pharma and the family practice doc Consolidation--->limited access "You can make more money doing procedures..." Proposing two different payment models in medicine Try and refuse a CT Recordkeeping in medicine Is data the new currency in medicine? Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/14/202345 minutes, 39 seconds
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Very Clinical: Socket Grafting (and Yo Mama Jokes) with Dr. Steven Vorholt

This throwback episode features 100% less Zach and 100% more Dr. Mac Jones and Dr. Steven Vorholt!  The topic is always timely...the fellas are discussing socket grafting! Take a minute to answer some survey questions at verydentalsurvey.com and you could win a $50 Amazon gift card! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/11/202335 minutes, 8 seconds
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AME: On the Farm with Dr. Jason Smithson

The Alan Mead Experience started off as a storytelling podcast. It was a chance for dental types to tell stories and usually the less "dental" the better. This episode hits that spot perfectly! Both Alan and Dr. Jason Smithson own farms. Al's is in central Michigan and Jason's is in Corwall, England. This episode is a light hearted conversation about the similarities and differences that they've experienced with rural living! As we often do, we stray into a little bit about the blessings and curses of social media, too! Some links from the show: Jason's Instagram robotussin_vintage_synths on Instagram
7/10/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Very Dental: Do The Reading with Dr. Brett Kessler

Alan is joined by long time friend and mentor, Dr. Brett Kessler. Some of the topics we covered: The story of the University of Utah School of Alcoholism and other Addictions (RIP) Mountain bike crashes Three days (or two days) of working clinically Podcasts vs. the power of silence Our elected officials aren't our best and brightest (Brett suggests that I might not have the right attitude about this) What are you expert in? What you choose to put in your head and how it affects your day and your life Al's history as a medical marijuana educator Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/7/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Clinical: Favorite Online CE!

Back in mid-2020 the Very Clinical guys had a lot of time on their hands. Just like the rest of us. This throwback episode features some of their favorite online/Zoom CE from back when we were all sitting on our hands and watching Tiger King! Take a minute to answer some survey questions at verydentalsurvey.com and you could win a $50 Amazon gift card! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
7/4/202321 minutes, 31 seconds
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AME: What We Put In Our Heads with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski

Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Al to discuss his new strategy of consuming podcasts and other content more intentionally. It turns out if you listen to negative garbage on the way to work, you might end up having a negative outlook on the day! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
7/3/202338 minutes, 33 seconds
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Very Dental: A Brain Trust on DSOs

Back in 2016 we brought together several practice owners to talk about how they viewed the coming DSO trend. Seven years later, how did we do? Were our predictions right on? Way off? This episode features Al, Dr. Jason Lipscomb, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Frank Clayton and the one and only Dr. Tarun "T-Bone" Agarwal! Here are the show notes from back in 2016: This special episode features an entertaining and informative "all Brain Trust" look at dental support organizations (DSOs) and how they're affecting dentists in the real world. Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tarun Agarwal and Heartland dentist Dr. Tammy Bailey to talk candidly about DSOs and their effects on the dental marketplace! You'll hear: Tbone's theory on who should sell a practice to a DSO and who shouldn't Tammy talks about life as a Heartland dentist  Frank explains market segmentation in his own special way Jason and Alan marvel at the fact that we get these cool people to continue to come on the podcast Links from the show: Heartland Dental Smile Source Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Very Clinical: Epic Fails!

Enjoy this throwback episode featuring Kevin, Zach and Mac talking about some of their most epic failures and how to deal wit them! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/27/202333 minutes, 2 seconds
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AME: Being The Patient When You're Used to Being the Doctor with Dr. Jen Aloff

This is a podcast a long time in the making! Al is joined by his sister in law, Dr. Jen Aloff. Jen is an absolute unicorn...a family practice physician who owns her private practice. We compare and contrast horror stories of small business ownership and consider how rarely we soak up the vibe in our own reception area. Also, we discuss what it's like to be a patient when you're used to being on the other end of that relationship. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
6/26/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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Very Dental Extra: Large Practices are Different with Chip Fichtner of Large Practice Sales

The old model of practice sales went something like this. A doctor decides he wants to sell his practice. Someone helps him determine a sale price and it usually ends up somewhere between 60-80% of collections depending on your geographic area and the type of practice. A dentist with a large practice will struggle to sell their practice to another dentist using this model for lots of reasons. But large practices are selling all over the country. What am I missing? Chip Fichtner of Large Practice Sales joins me to talk about this interesting development. Chip explains the developments in the buying and selling of these practices and how younger dentists have new and interesting options to grow their existing large practices!  
6/24/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Rick Workman Explains Dental Service Organizations

Dr. Rick Workman is the founder of one of the largest dental service organizations, Heartland Dental. Back in January 2016 he sat down with Dr. Tammy Bailey and myself to help us understand how he started Heartland Dental and the concept of Dental Service Organzations. Tammy is a Heartland dentist and helped to bring the owner/dentist perspective to the conversation. This conversation was timely in 2016 and the Very Dental Podcast Network brings it back to you to focus a little bit on the topic of DSOs. The next week or so will focus on this part of the dental industry with several episodes covering all aspects of DSOs! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/23/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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Very Clinical: It Does Other Things!

Kevin and Zach are rejoined by everyone's favorite Invisalign rep, Nico Salerno!  What is it like selling to dentists? A lot of dentists aren't good business owners Kevin on "not using stuff" The iTero isn't just for Invisalign Utilizing the team with Align If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/20/202335 minutes, 35 seconds
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AME: The Stupid Tax

A little rant on locking a key fob in a Dodge Durango, AAA failure and Al paying the stupid tax (aka: paying for the things you want). Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
6/19/202329 minutes, 3 seconds
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Very Dental: Obsessed with Botox!

There was once a time where we started a podcast. A podcast by dentists, for dentists. And in the very first episode we were OBSESSED with Botox.  That's right, I'm throwing back to the very first episode of the Dental Hacks podcast. The podcast features Dr. Jason Lipscomb and myself interviewing the one and only Dr. Lance Timmerman followed by a Brain Trust featuring Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Andy Hayes! To be honest, we weren't great. At least the technology wasn't great. But there was magic from the very first episode. I hope you enjoy the very first podcast we produced! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/16/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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Very Clinical: The "Kleenex" of Clear Aligners with Nico Salerno

Zach and Kevin are joined by Kevin's Invisalign rep, Nico Salerno! The guys discuss Nico's journey into selling to dentists. When sales reps do well, do dentists do well? Can Nico sell Zach on Invisalign? Is Invisalign the "Kleenex" of clear aligners? Invisalign spends $$$ on clear aligners so the dentist doesn't have to? Why doesn't Invisalign allow outside scanners' data? If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/13/202339 minutes, 51 seconds
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AME: A Fly on the Wall of Dr. Russell Kirk

Dr. Russell Kirk is an oral surgeon and podcaster from Lebanon, TN. In this throwback episode from 2017 Alan and Russell talk about dental school, getting angry and the benefits of podcasting. Some links from the show: Russell's podcast (The Business of Dentistry) Russell's free PRF course Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!    
6/12/202346 minutes, 47 seconds
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Very Dental: How Many Hours Do You Spend There" with Dr. Michael Unthank

Today's throwback episode was from all the way back in 2016! The Dental Hacks had scored a terrific interview with one of the most sought after dental office design specialists in the world...Dr. Michael Unthank. This full length interview spanned over two episodes of the original Dental Hacks podcast and I left in the banter between Jason and I. Not only is Dr. Unthank's information timeless and valuable, but the chemistry Jason and I had back in the day is there, too.  Some links from the show: Dr. Unthank's website Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/9/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Meylinda Meredith on Dental Education Since Kobe Died

When did everything change? Was it COVID? Was it the Super Bowl after VoD 2020? Or was it all after Kobe tragically died in a helicopter crash? The guys have returning guest (and Zach's neighbor) Dr. Meylinda Meredith of the UMKC School of Dentistry to talk about relatively recent changes in dental education. What's different after COVID? Is it better? Is it worse?  Boards without patients Boards cost $3500 now Written boards are pass/fail, also only one round of written boards A lot of classes are now pass/fail What was life like for graduates in 2020 and 2021? Way less clinical experience and way less reps Lots of online only classes  A lot less faculty available Price of education continues to rise, way less funding from the states (average UMKC student debt is around $350,000) "A payment for their whole career" If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/6/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
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AME: Powerwashing in Your Mouth

A little riff on how satisfying powerwashing is in the real world and how the concept of powerwashing can apply in dentistry. Some links from the show: Al's new powerwasher EMS Airflow/Guided Biofilm Therapy Velopex Aquacare Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
6/5/202323 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Dental: Having "Different Ears" with Dr. Steve Ratcliff

This throwback episode reaches all the way back to 2019 where the Dental Hacks talked with Dr. Steve Ratcliff at Spear Education! Steve was an early team member of Spear Education (all the way back in 2009 when it was the "Scottsdale Center") and helped create the way study clubs worked and the online offerings at Spear Education. Steve gave us a pretty intimate look into his past and his evolution as a clinician and educator. We think you'll walk away with a lot from our talk with Dr. Ratcliff. Some links from the show: Spear Education Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
6/2/202358 minutes, 34 seconds
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Very Clinical: Confessions of a Dental School Instructor with Dr. Meylinda Meredith

The guys are joined by Dr. Meylinda Meredith who is a neighbor and friend of Zach! Meredith was in private practice for awhile but went back to teach full time at UMKC School of Dentistry! This wide ranging conversation featured a lot of topics, including: transitioning from private practice back to an academic setting dental schools can be political and have their own drama generational differences of dental students then and now "Just in Case" vs. "Just in Time" learning Communication styles for today's dental students Youtube as an instructor The fulfilling benefits of working at the dental school...one of them is working with the students Are they still teaching amalgam? What kind of digital stuff are they doing in the dental school? What does she miss about private practice? If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/30/202333 minutes, 56 seconds
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AME: My Short Attention Span and Online CE

Al has a really short attention span. The internet and social media have made it even worse. Online CE came on REALLY strong in the COVID era and Al basically ignored it...until now. Dr. Dennis Hartlieb's "Dental Online Training" makes excellent accredited hands-on CE for people that want the goods stuff without having to travel. Even better, it works fine for people like Al with a short attentions span or those that like to take their time/rewatch, etc. It's the perfect balance of "in person" and "online" CE. If you decide you want to try it, use coupon code "VERYDENTAL" for 10% off of your new membership! Some links from the show: Dental Online Training Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/29/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Very Dental: Decision Fatigue and "Burning the Boats" with Dr. Richard Low

Dr. Richard Low joined Alan at Voices of Dentistry and the meeting was closing down. Richard was into dental podcasts early. He helped the one and only Dr. Howard Farran create one of the biggest dental podcast phenomena back in the mid 'oughts and then created the gigantic "Shared Practices Podcast" which has changed countless young dentists' lives! They talk about why it's OK to give your best stuff away for free on podcasts (spoiler: it's because it's REALLY hard to implement stuff without help). Some of the highlights: Richard and Al's go to podcast listens What's the BEST time to have a hygiene appointment if you don't want to have dental work done? How did Richard "burn the boats" on all-on-4? All the things that Al doesn't want to do (and how important it is to know that) Is Al going to retire and work in a prison? The moment you know that the tooth is coming out Not every feeling is an important one, not every thought is a good one Some links from the show: The Shared Practices podcast The Fifth Column podcast America This Week Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast Smoke 'Em if You've Got 'Em Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/26/202328 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Clinical: Stripping and Other Controversies with Dr. Rick DePaul

We offer you a throwback episode featuring the incomparable Dr. Rick DePaul! The guys talk ortho and what you might choose to do in your office! Highlights include: Cleveland Rocks! Mayfield Oh Mayfield My High School Dear The Top ten (or so) reasons to do orthodontics in your practice Patients want it Improves your cosmetic “eye” It sets up cosmetic crown and veneer cases 4. It improves your photography 5. It’s conservative 6. Low start up costs 7. Indirect bracket bonding rocks 8. Digital Planning with Inman Lab We discuss clear aligners 9. Orthodontics is team driven 10. Orthodontics leads to a lot of other dentistry Here is the Powerprox website! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/23/202338 minutes, 35 seconds
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AME: Hidden Red Flags and Paper Bags with Dr. Melissa Zettler

Dr. Melissa Zettler co-hosts the Alan Mead Experience to talk about the cases we remember. You know the ones...98% of your day is perfect but you only remember the case that the patient wasn't thrilled with.  Dentistry is hard. Non-dentists think it's no different than cutting hair or doing nails. I think this is why dentists need other dentists. Or at least need to listen to other dentists bitching about the stuff that we deal with on a day to day basis.  They also discuss being a transplant to Minnesota, fix a broken car vs. get a new one and m-mid-90's hazing rituals at the University of Minnesota.  Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/22/202351 minutes, 43 seconds
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Very Dental Throwback: Swab Hard But Stay Safe with Dr. Paul Springs

This throwback episode reminds us that just about 3 years ago we were all dealing with a global pandemic. Dr. Paul Springs joined us for an interesting Dental Hacks episode where he discussed his transition from pros resident to hazmat suit wearing drive thru nose swabber in NYC! The conversation is hilarious but also harrowing to remember what was going on only a mere three years ago. Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/19/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dentistry is Easy? with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb

Another episode featuring Dr. Dennis Hartlieb? Don't mind if we do! Kevin and Zach are joined by the Dr. Clint Timmerman (the OTHER one) at VoD 2023 to talk myths and tips!  Dennis's myth: "Dentistry is Easy." Dennis's myth #2: You cannot ignore the joint. Zach's myth for Dennis: Composite veneers don't work. Dennis's tip: to marginate your composite margin you MUST USE DISKS. Finish your margin on etched but unprepared enamel. Have disks in hygiene ops. Some links from the show: Dental Online Training (use code VERYDENTAL) CPR for the Worn Dentition If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group 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 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/16/202328 minutes, 29 seconds
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AME: Papa Randy on Reality TV and Long Term Practice Ownership

The one and only Dr. Randy Houska joined Alan for a funny and wide ranging conversation. Randy (aka: Papa Randy) and Al discuss being in a practice long enough to know multiple generations of patients and their families as well as being reality TV royalty! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/15/202334 minutes, 10 seconds
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Very Dental: Taking Control of Your Dental Social Media Habit with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb

"The format (of social media) isn't set up for teaching." -Dr. Dennis Hartlieb A few weeks ago I sat down on the swing that we have in our front yard and recorded a statement for Instagram. Bottom line...if you're a regular dentist doing regular dentistry, that's enough. Social media isn't real and it isn't real life. Dr. Dennis Harblieb saw this and wanted to talk about it on his podcast, so we had a conversation! The conversational roller coaster consisted of: Dental photography is important for dentists. Instagram photography isn't realistic for most of us. Al's "super bloody gums" Instagram Just because Michael Jordan was a "once in an era" talent that doesn't mean that the rest of the players in the NBA had to hang it up. Execute to the best of your own ability Has social media made dentists less likely to save teeth? Just because so much of what we see on social media is the big and fancy stuff doesn't mean that people don't need plain old general dentistry Social media pushes us to put our best face forward vs. what's actually happening in our life Choose your times for social media and do it for entertainment Don't go on social media when you're in an emotionally down time...it can be self administered poison Social media isn't really set up for teaching. It's designed to create a dopamine rush vs. delivering knowledge Some links from the show: Dental Online Training (use code VERYDENTAL for 10%) Al's Instagram Dennis's Instagram Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/12/202344 minutes, 6 seconds
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Very Clinical: Babies Don't Suck the Calcium Out of Your Teeth with Dr. Randy Houska

The one and only Dr. Randy Houska sat down with Zach and Kevin to discuss a myth that EVERY DENTIST hears. Do you confront the misinformation? Do you let the lie slide? Do you allow mom to blame their innocent infant for wrecking their teeth? Randy's Protip:  Some links from the show: Dentists, Implants and Worms Classic Dental Hacks "Scallion" article about babies stealing calcium   If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/8/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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AME: Servers, Hermit Crabs and Dental School Horror Stories with Dr. Gary Holtzclaw

In the true spirit of the Alan Mead Experience, Dr. Gary Holtzclaw guest hosted a roller coaster ride of a conversation talking about servers (not just the heart of your IT problems but an actual measure of time), barbecue, hermit crabs from Myrtle Beach and having to retake a year of dental school! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/8/202348 minutes, 45 seconds
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Very Dental: Is Cloud Based Practice Management Software Ready for Prime Time? with Gary Long

Anyone who's been paying attention knows that the future of practice management software lies in the cloud. But many practice owners have been hesitant to jump in. It this episode of the Very Dental podcast Alan talks with Gary Long of Curve Dental. Curve has been in the cloud software space as long as any dental practice management software and Alan grills Gary about the pros and cons of moving into the cloud! Some links from the show: Curve Dental Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/5/202330 minutes, 7 seconds
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Very Clinical: Lies About Septocaine with Dr. Clint Timmerman

Another Timmerman on the podcast? Don't mind if we do! Kevin and Zach are joined by the Dr. Clint Timmerman (the OTHER one) at VoD 2023 to talk myths and tips!  Clint's myth: You shouldn't give Septocaine (Articaine) in a block because it has a higher incidence of paresthesia. Clint says "give it in blocks, bro!" Clint's tip: bevel the same amount of real estate as the amount of missing tooth structure in a Class IV composite. (thanks Dennis Hartlieb!) Some links from the show: Totally Oral podcast If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/2/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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AME: Chaotic Good

Al does a solo riff on movies, D&D, mission statements (and lack therof) and his personal alignment. Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
5/1/202317 minutes, 51 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Frank Spear on Dentists Telling Stories

The 2023 Spear Summit is happening right this very moment and unfortunately, Al wasn't there this time. Some amazing podcast conten has been created over the years at this meeting. So in celebration of our friends at Spear Education having their summit, we're throwing back to the very first "face to face" podcast interview I ever did with Dr. Frank Spear at the 2019 Spear Summit. IT's a little bit of time travel because this discussion happened before the pandemic, before masking and before Zoom meetings became a way of life. I think you'll find it pretty interesting. "Jason and Alan had the privilege of sitting down with the one and only Dr. Frank Spear. We had an hour during the Spear Summit to pick up where we left off from  episode 235 and it was very interesting. Frank opened the meeting with a talk that discussed the stories that dentists tell each other about where the profession is going and then presented some data that suggests a lot of these stories aren't exactly true. Some of the things we discussed: Why do insurance companies cover things so differently from state to state? The beauty of practicing in groups. But not necessarily a DSO. Could someone become Frank Spear in the way that Frank did considering student debt as it is now? How did beautiful temporaries make a difference in Frank's career? Why does Frank feel responsible to help the narrative that dentists tell each other? What's the data the Frank would really like to see? Why is it so impossible to compare dental businesses and income across the country? How can you compare apples to apples? Take home message: things are better than dentists are telling themselves! What is dental school like when your dad is Frank Spear? How could dental school teach things with more context? Are there useful parallels between dental and medical education? How will Frank's teaching schedule be changing in the future? How is the curriculum at Spear Education changing? What kind of "big numbers" has Frank been impressed with lately? (spoiler: it has to do with Spear Practice Solutions)" Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/28/202358 minutes, 1 second
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Very Clinical: Yes, and...with Dr. Kris Aadland

Kevin and Zach are once again joined by the amazing Dr. Kris Aadland at VoD 2023 to bust some myths and give some tips! Kris's myth: You cannot fabricate a chairside indirect restoration of the same or better quality than a lab! Kris's tip: Dryshield/Isolite/Optragate Some links from the show: The Pathway (where Kris teaches) If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/25/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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AME: Dr. August de Oliveira is a 3D Printing 70s Kid

Alan is joined by digital luminary and 70s kid Dr. August de Oliveira and there was a lot to talk about. From "early oughts" DentalTown to 3D printing to having a baby in your 50s...we covered a lot of ground! Some links from the show: MOD Institute Implant Pathway August's Instagram Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/24/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Very Dental: The Deepest Pockets Will Fight the Pettiest Fights with Norina D'Agostini

Buying and selling practices is big business and many (maybe most) dentists don't understand the nuances. Alan talks with attorney Norina D'Agostini helps Alan understand the roles of brokers vs. attorneys in this potentially huge transaction that many dentists make! Roles of attorneys vs. brokers (who works for who?) How do lawyers think differently than dentists? (spoiler: it's about emotions) What kind of practice sales is she seeing? DSOs? Individuals? Are DSOs the future? Are dentists natural multiple practice owners? How has COVID affected dental office sales? Is there an employee supply overcorrection coming? Read your noncompetes! Some links from the show: D'Agostini Law Norina's #: (810) 560-4209 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (get the audio version!) Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/21/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Brian Baliwas Explains that We Don't Chew Like We Think We Chew

Dr. Brian Baliwas (aka: @sfdentalnerd) sat down at the "Very Clinical" booth to talk with Kevin and Zach about "myths and tips!"  Brian's myth: We don't chew like we were taught (e.g.-inward-->outward with anterior guidance) Brian's tip: have the patient chew on 200 micron bite paper and beware the blue dots! Get your restorations out of the way of the patient's chewing. If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/18/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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AME: Dental School as Just Another Job

Alan had the pleasure of talking with Mohamed Abo-Basha, who is a first year dental student at the University of Oklahoma. I first met Mohamed at VoD 2022 when he was still "pre dental." Mohamed riffs on the blessing that was his "gap year," how dental podcasts have shaped the way he looks at this career and how he's been able to make dental school "like a job."  Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/17/202344 minutes, 30 seconds
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Group Function: "What is Clean?" with Duane Tinkner and Paul Saueressig

Can you imagine a dental office without Caviwipes? What if all of the surfaces in our operatories essentially kept themselves aseptic? Alan was joined by Duane Tinkner and Paul Saueressig at VoD 2023 to talk about the future of infection control by incorporating "long term infection control." We do a deep dive into a completely different way to clean dental operatories that's kind of hard to believe!  Some links from the show: Talking with the Toothcop podcast with Duane Tinker MCS Infection Control Solutions Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/14/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Very Clincal: 3D Printing Takes Off with Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Erin Elliott

Zach and Kevin are joined by two of the 3D Dentist's main lecturers, Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Erin Elliott! For starters the four of them talk about "that one person" in every lecture. 3D printing is making huge gains. Literally in the last couple of years printing has become mainstream and much closer to "push a button." Dr. Tim Anderson explains and simplifies the "how" of 3D printing. Some links from the show: 3D Dentists Practical 3D Printing course If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/11/202346 minutes, 7 seconds
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AME: Vacations Don't Fix Anything

Al riffs a bit on vacations. They're a chance to take a break from the everyday grind, but the everyday grind is always waiting for you.  You should still take the vacation. Also...Al takes a spin in Single Use Time Machine. Some links from the show: The Tuba Exchange The Imagination Station in Toldeo, OH The Toledo Zoo V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection Sean's new tuba Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!      
4/10/202332 minutes, 23 seconds
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Very Dental: Restorative Pearls with Dr. Brandon Evert

Occasionally I get to go on OPP. "Other Peoples' Podcasts." Today's episode is one of those times! I recently joined Dr. Brandon Evert on his show, "Extracting Wisdom." Brandon is a relatively new dentist, but a long time podcaster and his show is terrific. We spent a lot of time talking about restorative dentistry...mostly posterior direct restorative in this episode. I think you'll find it a great listen and I appreciate Brandon having me on! Some links from the show: Bioclear Diamond Wedges DeNovo Preformed Matrix bands (you'll do great with sizes 4-6 for premolars and 10-15 for molars GC G-ænial Flo X Global Surgical Microscope CJ Optik Flexion Zumax OMS 2380 (through Enova Illumination) Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/7/202357 minutes, 36 seconds
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Very Clinical: Sleep Dentistry in the Real World with Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Tim Anderson

Zach and Kevin are joined by two of the 3D Dentist's main lecturers, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Tim Anderson! They start by talking about the CE that didn't ring their bell! Sleep dentistry has been a topic for awhile and more recently it's morphed into "airway" dentistry. Erin makes an argument that sleep appliances are still a viable treatment option that works in a general dental office setting. Some links from the show: 3D Dentists Erin's upcoming course in Dallas, TX If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/4/202336 minutes, 31 seconds
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AME: Bart and Al Fix Dental School

Returning guest and dental school bestie Dr. Bart Schultz joins Alan to talk about how they would fix dental school if they were given the chance.  Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
4/3/202336 minutes, 15 seconds
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Group Function: Everyone Loves Free Money with Strategic Tax Planning

If you listen to podcasts, you've heard a bunch about new eligibility for the ERC (Employee Retention Credit). Maybe you're interested in finding out if there really is "free money" available! My guests Tadd Legas and Taylor Costa from Strategic Tax Planning can help you understand how it really works and if you might be eligible for a tax credit from the ERC! Some links from the show: Get your ERC Estimate with Strategic Tax Planning Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/31/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Steve Vorholt Has a Scalpel and Will Travel

Dr. Steven Vorholt joined the guys at Voices of Dentistry in Scottsdale to talk "myths and tips!"  First things first...Vorholt has some really interesting news about what he's doing and you'll hear about it here! (Go check out the new podcast here!) Steven's myth: Implants last forever/don't need maintenance. Also "internal hex are the devil." Steven's tip: the discount double cure...curing sensitive teeth by curing the composite again two weeks later! If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/28/202325 minutes, 44 seconds
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AME: Dr. Craig Harder on Las Vegas, Labs and the Single Use Time Machine

Alan is joined by Dr. Craig Harder to help reignite the magic of the Alan Mead Experience podcast! Here on the AME we have conversations with dentists, but not necessarily about dental stuff. For instance, we reminisce about Las Vegas before weed and when buffets were cheap, the best dog breed (Labrador Retrievers) and Craig talks about what he would do if he could go back in time and change something from his past. It's a great conversation! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/27/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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Very Dental: The Interesting Journey of Dr. Ed Feinberg

Alan had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ed Feinberg at Janary's Voices of Dentistry meeting. Ed is a restorative dentist and teacher who has one of most interesting stories we've ever heard on the Very Dental podcast! Ed's been practicing dentistry since 1977 and went into practice with his dad (Dr. Elliot Feinberg)...a pioneer in FMR and restorative dentistry and now Ed practices in Peoria, AZ! Ed's 100,000 photos and cases traced back to the 1950's! Ed doesn't struggle with recurrent decay because of his 3d tooth preparation techniques and subgingival placement of margins on uncut tooth structure The "Mason tooth jar" concept of crown margins "Butt joint margins cannot be sealed" and why zirconia crowns are prone to recurrent decay The lost art of casting metal and how Ed has started using milled metal restorations! Copper band impressions (aka: impressioning the root surface below the margin) "There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over." Why model work matters (and why they should be doing model work in dental school) Multiple appointments allow for a "fresh set of eyes." What did Ed's practice look like? How implants changed the "crown and bridge" practice Ed's "ground game" marketing his practice Some links from the show: The Onward Program Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/24/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Clinical: Simplify Your Surgical Kit with Dr. Steven Dold

Dr. Steven Dold sat down with Zach and Kevin at Voices of Dentistry in Scottsdale to talk "myths and tips!"  Steven's myth: You need a lot of surgical instruments to take out teeth. Are your surgical kits full of "wants" or "needs?" Steven's tip: For extractions, cutting a root tip into pieces early in the process rather than making a save for later. #gamechanger #morecutting If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/21/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Alan Mead Experience: 5 Things You Can Do to Fight Burnout

Burnout. The very real phenomena experienced by many of us. Dreading the work. Dreading the routine.  Most dentists (and humans, for that matter) experience burnout at times. Your humble host is no exception and frankly is barely hanging on until Spring Break next week. I tried to come up with some tips to help beat burnout and this is what I came up with besides the obvious (and helpful) "take a vacation": Knock something off your long term “to do” list Fire a patient that you hate seeing Exercise Take a break from social media Get deeply involved in something (a book, podcast, cooking, woodworking project)...something that you can find a flow state in What things have you found help with burnout?  Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
3/20/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Very Dental: Overtreatment and Ethics with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb

Alan is joined by one of the best teachers in clinical dentistry, Dr. Dennis Hartlieb. Dennis has a podcast called the DOT Sharecast Continuing education is about taking away something, not everything. Needs, values and resources Dental school expectations...dentistry doesn't last forever YOU remember the compromises that the patient does not A riff on second opinions and overtreatment Overtreatment makes us ALL LOOK BAD Is All-on-X overused in dentistry? Is implant education pushing this too much? "The last treatment that you'll need." Except when it isn't. Treat patients...not procedures. Ethical pressures...mostly financial Medical documentation-->box checking Relationship driven dentistry  "You can't harvest the same day that you're planting seeds." "Don't start what you can't finish." Polishing a turd Failed teeth vs. failed implants Heroics and your skill set "Are you going to be mad at me if...?" If you have to show the patient the chart you've already lost Is dentistry easy? Some links from the show: Dental Online Training (DOT Hands On) Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/17/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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Very Clinical: The Most Important Myth in Dentistry with Dr. Dan Smith

Dr. Dan Smith joins the guys to talk "Myths and Tips" at VoD 2023!  Dan's myth: Facebook and Instagram dentistry is clinically irrelevant. The stuff you see on social media is more about flexing for other dentists than it is for patients.  Dan's tip: micro diamonds for carving composite anatomy if you're into making anatomy. Some links from the show: Buddy Mopper microdiamond block from Brasseler Meisinger very fine 12 fluted football bur If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/14/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Shorts: Are Ergonomic Loupes for You?

Today Alan is joined by David Becker of Enova Illumination! Alan sat down with David to talk about ergonomic/angled prism loupes! Although the technology isn't new, it's definitely the hot thing in magnfication!  Some links from the show: Enova angled prism loupes Get more information from Enova through the Very Dental link! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
3/13/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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Very Dental: Providing Value vs. Providing Services with Ryan White of Weave

What happens when software moves past providing a service and starts providing value to dental offices and patients? That's what Ryan White of Weave came to the Very Dental Podcast to talk about! Ryan explains how the future of dental software will make the things that office managers find tedious and time consuming easily automated so they can spend more time serving patients! A few of the topics we cover: Salt Lake City is awesome! What's the elevator pitch for Weave? How is Weave different than its competitors? Why have so many "third party" softwares added so many similar features and how to choose what's right for your office How Weave has led the way to automated insurance verification Why didn't practice management software figure out these innovations? Some links from the show: GetWeave.com Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
3/10/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Very Clinical: Dr. Frank Clayton is Out of Control

Dr. Frank Clayton joined Kevin and Zach to talk "Myths and Tips" at VoD 2023!  Frank's myth: You are "in control" at your dental office. The buck stops with the leader in charge, but you're not in charge of all the buttons and levers. There are "bigger things" going on that you don't have control over...so they aren't worth sweating.  Frank's tip: Find out what you like and do well...and stick to it.  Some links from the show: If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
3/7/202323 minutes, 53 seconds
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Shorts: ChatGPT Has Entered the Dental Podcasting Space

A very available and transparent(ish) version of AI generated content has taken the world by storm over the last couple of months. ChatGPT and other applications have allowed people to generate amazing and relevant content almost instantly. If you haven't seen it and messed around with it, you might want to take a look. I had Chat GPT write an episode of the Very Dental Shorts. Using the prompt: "Write a 15 minute episode of the Very Dental Shorts where I explain to my dental listeners how we can use AI in our practice and our marketing." Then I had Elevenlabs generate a virtual voice of myself and read the ChatGPT copy that it created.  The result is in today's podcast and I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it. You should take a listen and then join us in the Very Dental Facebook group to discuss it!  The transcript of the ChatGPT generated content: Welcome to another episode of Very Dental Shorts, the podcast for dental professionals who want to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in dentistry. Today, we're going to talk about a topic that's on everyone's mind these days - AI, or artificial intelligence - and how it can help us in our practice and our marketing. First, let's talk about AI in the context of dentistry. There are many ways that AI can be used in our practice, from diagnostic tools to treatment planning and patient management. For example, AI algorithms can be trained to analyze radiographic images and identify early signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease. This can help us detect problems earlier and provide more effective treatment to our patients. AI can also be used to assist with treatment planning. By analyzing a patient's dental records and medical history, AI algorithms can help us determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient. This can lead to more accurate diagnoses and better treatment outcomes. In addition, AI can help us manage our patient records more efficiently. By automating routine tasks like appointment scheduling and reminders, we can free up more time to focus on patient care. And by analyzing patient data, we can identify patterns and trends that can help us improve our services and better meet our patients' needs. But AI isn't just useful in our practice - it can also help us with our marketing efforts. By analyzing data on our website traffic, social media engagement, and other metrics, AI algorithms can help us better understand our target audience and tailor our marketing messages to their needs and preferences. For example, AI can help us identify which types of content are most popular among our audience, which keywords and phrases are driving the most traffic to our website, and which social media platforms are most effective at reaching our target audience. By using this information to refine our marketing strategies, we can attract more patients to our practice and build stronger relationships with them over time. Of course, as with any new technology, there are also some potential drawbacks and risks to using AI in our practice and marketing. For example, there may be concerns about patient privacy and data security, as well as the potential for biases or errors in the algorithms used to analyze patient data. That's why it's important for us as dental professionals to approach AI with caution and to use it responsibly and ethically. We should be transparent with our patients about how we're using their data and ensure that we're following best practices for data security and privacy protection. In summary, AI has a lot of potential to help us in our practice and our marketing efforts. By using AI tools and algorithms to analyze patient data, automate routine tasks, and tailor our marketing messages to our target audience, we can improve patient outcomes, attract more patients to our practice, and build stronger relationships with them over time. But we must also be mindful of the potential risks and take steps to use AI responsibly and ethically. Some links from the show:  ChatGPT Elevenlabs Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
3/6/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Ricardo Mitrani on the Value of Silence

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani has lectured all over the world on all kinds of dental topics. He takes engaging with his audience VERY seriously. Alan spoke with Ricardo at the Spear Summit in 2022 about the challenges that an educator faces when his medium (face to face seminars and workshops) changes drastically. As always, Ricardo and Alan have an extended and wide ranging conversation covering a bunch of topics: The challenges of the "one way" remote presentation  Why is real time audience feedback so important Ricardo's "Masterclass" experience and how he brought it to the hybrid education model at Spear How storytelling helps in education Creating an interaction with patients that is all your own Using silence to allow patients to process "What are we doing today, doc?" Oof. Are you able to take the time to talk with patients? All the data that you can collect from the patient might allow you to detach from actual patient care. "I didn't feel listened to" Authentic connection vs. "academic" connection Al on perfectionism (spoiler: it's not a good thing) Ricardo on the craftmanship of presentation (does a multimedia show have real value in education?) Asking question is POWERFUL. Patients struggle to ask the questions, so why not have your assistant ask them of you while the patient is there? Some links from the show: Spear Education Spear Summit 2023 Masterclass Online Classes Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell Making Sense with Sam Harris The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by Beau Lotto Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!  
3/3/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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Very Clinical: (Not) Loving Dentistry with JLips

Zach and Kevin are joined by the one and only Dr. Jason Lipscomb for "Myths and Tips!"  Jason's myth: You can learn to "love" dentistry Jason's tip: generating content with ChatGPT and "Answer the Public"  Some links from the show: If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/28/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Shorts: A New Approach to the Dental Exam with Alan Mead

Q: What are exams for? A: ? The new patient/comprehensive and recall exam are so commonplace that sometimes I think we don't think about the why. In this episode Al digs a little deeper (spoiler: it's not a chance for you to find stuff to do on patients) and explains how he has created trust and value with a plain old recall or new patient exam. Some links from the show:  Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/27/202319 minutes, 52 seconds
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Group Function: Dental Student Round Table 2023!

Voices of Dentistry is a terrific meeting for dentists at all phases of their career, including dental students! Al sat down with three dental students from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ. He is joined by second year dental students Andres (Andy) Palacios, Christian Putegnat and Valentin Meyts to talk about a wide variety of topics! Al explains about dental school in the 90's and being a "new dentist" in the early oughts Student debt...how bad is it and how well do they understand it? ($600k for school) First patient experiences in dental school and how things work at Midwestern University What are dental students looking at when they get out of school? Residencies? What coping skills have the guys developed? Instagram dentistry isn't real Don't compare yourself with others Dental school is the time to DO STUFF! They have to fix whatever you mess up!   Some links from the show: Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/24/202347 minutes, 15 seconds
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Very Clinical: The Strange Conjecture of Dr. Russell Schafer

"I have this conjecture...that I find that there's a strong relationship between how many implants a doctor does and how much they believe that everyone gags on dentures..." -Dr. Russell Schafer Zach and Kevin are joined by Dr. Russ Schafer for "Myths and Tips!"  Russell's myth: denture gaggers don't really exist.  Russell's tip: use alginate for initial denture impressions..."I want you to gag!" Some links from the show: Russell's courses If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/21/202317 minutes, 22 seconds
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Shorts: Self Administered Poison

Al riffs on social media. What's good, what's bad and what's ugly.  Some links from the show:  Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/20/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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Very Dental: The Many Hats of Dr. David Rice

Dr. David Rice, a New Yorker who has relocated to Florida (there are a lot of those nowadays) joined Alan at the Greater New York Dental Meeting last November to tell stories and drop knowledge. Some of the highlights include: A food fight with the University of Minnesota grad pros residents at Chicago Midwinter Dental meetings aren't dead yet! The transition to editing DentistryIQ David on photography (his secret: his assistant) The interesting dental practice of David Rice Al on being cold How has being a "new dentist" or dental student in the last few years? Less clinical experience and more debt...yet more entrepreneurial! David on midlevel providers in dentistry Some advice for new dentists Some links from the show: Dentistry IQ (David is the editor) IgniteDDS (David is the founder) The Thermostat War on Dentistry IQ Dr. Ash Mark's Youtube channel "All Things Dentistry" Dr. Dennis Hartlieb's "DOT Hands On" Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products! -- 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!
2/17/202331 minutes, 51 seconds
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Very Clinical: Universal Composites Aren't Universal with Dr. Scott Terry

Zach and Kevin are joined by Dr. Scott Terry for "Myths and Tips!"  Scott's myth: Universal composites aren't universal! Scott's tip: STA anesthesia If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/14/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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Shorts: In Defense of Single Tooth Dentistry

Most of dental CE would have you believe that unless you're doing All on 4's all the time or FMR's on the daily that you're not that great of a dentist.  Listen folks...it's not true. The majority of us are out there plowing through single tooth (or quadrants) of treatment at a time. And it's OK.  Some links from the show:  Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/13/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Very Dental: "I'm Not Going to Be Everyone's Dentist" with Dr. Rob Ritter

Dr. Rob Ritter joins Alan for another wide ranging conversation about Florida, technology, implementing new things in your practice and the future of CE. The pros and cons of being an "early adopter" The trouble with most continuing ed is the "how to" of implementing it in your office The evolution of "The Protocol" (Rob's continuing ed course) Instagram dentists I don't hate What to do/say when your patients can't afford the care you're offering Do you have to give your patients many options? (Rob says no) What does Rob say to dentists that will do a compromise treatment plan? What patients don't remember about compromise treatment plans "Evidence Based Dentistry" and how do we know what we know? (are we citing one article or are we really understanding the evidence?) All or nothing statements and "tribes." Rob on Instagram: "Take the picture the day it goes in because that's the best it's ever going to look." Post recalls. Nothing lasts forever...especially dentistry Al's "Raving Fans" moment at the Kois Center (it involves red licorice). Rob's was Star Wars  Paying attention will pay dividends! Some links from the show: The Protocol Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/10/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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Very Clinical: The Posterior Palatal Seal and other Fairy Tales with Dr. Brian McGue

Zach and Kevin are joined by Dr. Brian McGue for more hot "Myths and Tips" talk!  Brian's myth: The posterior palatal seal! Brian's tip: contour adjacent contacts for molar crowns and especially implant crowns (use a fine cylinder diamond) If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/7/202313 minutes, 15 seconds
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Shorts: The Amazing Journey of Assen Dobrikov

Assen Dobrikov is a first generation immigrant from Bulgaria and he owns and runs Dani Dental Studio in Tempe, Arizona. Al had the pleasure to talk to him about his journey from his boyhood in Bulgaria to owning and running a full service dental lab in Arizona! Dani Dental Studio was one of the amazing sponsors of the recent Voices of Dentistry meeting and meeting Assen was one of the highlights for me! Some links from the show:  Dani Dental Studio Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/6/202323 minutes, 50 seconds
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Group Function: "Leave the Loupes at Home..." Dental Microscope Talk with Dr. Jorge Zapata and Dr. Artie Volker

I'm fascinated with dental microscopes. Dr. Jorge Zapata uses dental microscopes for all aspects of dentistry. Neck pain drove him to try microscopes and he credits them with saving his career. What he didn't realize is how much it would change the way he looks at dentistry. Dr. Artie Volker and your humble host aspire to use scopes like Jorge. I had a chance to talk with both of them in the Enova Illumination booth at the 2022 Greater New York Dental meeting. Artie and Al pepper Jorge with questions about how he got started and how he's using the scope for all aspects of dentistry. It seems that most dentists who are excited about microscopes run into barriers that dampen their enthusiasm. Jorge can help you push through those barriers! Some highlights: Does your chair matter? Al does hygiene exams through the scope The mirror matters Jorge's redesign of Global's camera mount Polishing composite with the microscope If it looks good at high magnfication, it's going to look GREAT at lower magnification Dental microscopes are an analog technology...it's lenses and mirrors. Older scopes are still REALLY good (Jorge uses all Global Protege microscopes) What is a varioscope and why do Artie and Al swear by it. Photography through the microscope (Jorge's specialty!) Microscope photography isn't "romanticized" like soft box DSLR photography. How do you REALLY get into using the microscope once you have it? Leave the loupes at home! Both Jorge and Artie are in the Very Dental Facebook group and are very willing to help! Some links from the show: BQE Ergodynamic chair Global Microsurgeon's chair Zirc Crystal HD mirror Global dental microscopes Enova/Zumax microscopes CJ Optik microscopes AMED Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
2/3/202331 minutes, 42 seconds
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Very Clinical: "Can You Have a Financially Successful Practice without Implants?" with Dr. Alan Mead

Zach and Kevin are joined by Dr. Alan Mead to talk "Myths and Tips!"  Al's myth: You CAN have a million dollar practice without implants. Al's tip: polishing anterior composites with discs  Some links from the show: Cosmedent's Flexidiscs If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
1/31/202319 minutes, 25 seconds
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Shorts: Can AI Read Your Bitewings?

You've seen Chat GPT and the crazy stuff AI can do with words and images. You've heard about using AI in medicine, but what about dentistry? Alan got to sit down with Dr. Rob Kolts and Chris Thompson of Overjet to talk about their AI product. Overjet is a browser based AI software that links to your practice management/imaging software to help you evaluated radiographs. Are you missing things on radiographs? Can it help you be more consistent across different patients? Is AI the future of accurate diagnosis in dentistry?  Some links from the show: Overjet Book a Demo to see Overjet Chris's email: [email protected] Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
1/30/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Very Dental: Peace of Mind for Patients and Dentists with Jared Parente

Could an explicit warranty paid for at the time of service give patients peace of mind about the treatment they just purchased? Alan is joined once again by Jared Parente of Dental Warranty to talk about that very thing. Last year Alan talked with Jared about making warranties explicit vs. the implied warranty that most of us give patients. This time around we dig into the nuts and bolts of Dental Warranty works and how it can actually create value for the work we do! Some links from the show:  Dental Warranty Jared's Very Dental episode from 2022 Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," "McWethy" 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
1/27/202337 minutes, 13 seconds
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Very Clinical: "Is Invisalign a Good Value?" with Dr. Craig Harder

Zach and Kevin crushed it again this year at Voices of Dentistry 2023! Today's episode kicks off their VoD format with Dr. Craig Harder! They chose "Myths and Tips" as their schtick this year so each guest offers up a myth about dentistry for them to discuss and then the guest offers a tip for the listeners! As always, the guys really delivered and we can't wait to hear from all the amazing VoD guests! Craig's myth: Invisalign is a great value for the providing dentist Craig's tip: Vivera retainers for Invisalign patients Some links from the show: Vivera retainers If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy." 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!
1/24/202317 minutes, 7 seconds
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Shorts: So Much More Than a Toothbrush

Alan had a chance to talk with a guy named Shawn Zajas at Voices of Dentistry 2023! Shawn is a podcaster and he spent a lot of time creating content for his podcast which is called "The Authentic Dentist." Shawn essentially grew up in the dental industry and he's got some interesting ideas about ways to engage your favorite patients!  Some links from the show: The Authentic Dentist podcast Zana Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," 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 head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time! -- The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist! -- Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!   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!  
1/23/202324 minutes, 2 seconds
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Very Dental: Dr. Frank Spear on 3 Things To Do for a Long, Happy Dental Career

"What amazes me is how much you can communicate with so few words." - Dr. Jeff Rouse on Dr. Frank Spear  The Spear Summit is very much like a family reunion of the whole Spear Education family! (also just about the best dental meeting anywhere) The history of the Spear Summit Young dentists need Spear Education as much as Spear needs young dentists! How the pandemic affected dental school and what Spear was able to help The new generation of dentists (including Frank's son) On being a "dental dad." Frank on storytelling Dental needs, personal dental values and patient resources Anyone who shows up in your office has some value for dentistry 43 patients that I this dentist didn't want If you want to have a long, healthy life in dentistry...do these things Do proc