The Smartest Guys in the room with Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson (DHP161)


Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson join Alan to talk about the state of endodontics, conserving dentin and how we know what we know.

I got to know Dr. John Khademi in the mid-2000’s from Dental Town. I was introduced to Dr. Eric Herbranson in 2011 at the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry where he talked about the 3D Tooth Atlas he had created. Both are influential endodontists who have controversial ideas about how we’ve been treating teeth over the years.

Today’s episode features a journey from patient based outcomes to case selection, access openings to how we know what we know. There’s a fair amount of hero worship here I’ve been a huge fan of these guys for quite some time. And a bonus…the one and only Dr. David Clark of Bioclear sits down at the end and talks endo!

If you like endo (or even if you don’t), this interview will change the way you look at saving teeth!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 17,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

The only way you can really learn the Bioclear method is directly from the source at the Bioclear Learning Centers! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/learningcenter

Have you tried Cosmedent’s Renamel Nano Plus yet? Improved handling, improved color and improved polishability make this a no brainer to have in your armamentarium! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/nanoplus.

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

Jordon Comstock on less dental insurance and more recurring revenue (DHP160)


Jordon Comstock of Boomcloud joins Jason and Alan to talk about office membership plans for patients!

Have you ever considered offering a membership plan? Many patients feel like they can’t come to the dentist without some kind of plan. Many dental offices are enrolling patients in these plans, but how do you administer one of these without adding to your front office’s headaches? Jordon Comstock, serial entrepreneur, one time dental lab manager and founder of Boomcloud explains why he started his company and why dentists should be taking advantage of membership plans!

Links from the show:

Great Lakes Orthodontics  (MiniStar and everything you need to make JLips’ in house mouth guards!)

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 17,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

How often do you get a chance to learn from one of the creators of cosmetic dentistry? Dr. Buddy Mopper is giving his course “Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential” at the CEE in Chicago on October 12-13th! www.dentalhacks.com/BuddyMopper

The secret to a great composite polish is the “pre-polish.” Magic Mix from Bioclear will change the way you polish composite forever! www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason:100 push ups per day!

Alan: French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

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The Brain Trust: mid career dentists look back (DHP159)


The Brain Trust features several “mid-career” dentists looking back and reflecting on what worked out great and what didn’t work out as well.

Alan is joined by Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey and (eventually) Dr. Melissa Zettler. They dig deep to help younger/newer dentists avoid some of the things that didn’t work out so well for them while recommending some things that turned out great! This one is epic and should not be missed!

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 16,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You need to sign up for the Voices of Dentistry 2018! The biggest dental podcast meeting ever is going to be in Scottsdale, AZ at the Double Tree Resort on January 26-27th! You can still save $200 off the amazingly low price by using the coupon code: VOD200! www.voicesofdentistry.com

Go check out the “Hacks on Transitions” page feature Jason and Paul Goodman helping people with dental transitions!

The difference between a good shade match and an invisible restoration is often just a little highlight or opacity.  www.dentalhacks.com/opaquers

Do you want to enjoy class II composites? You need to try Bioclear’s Biofit HD matrix system! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Xylimelts

Alan: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

Highlights from Dentsply Sirona World 2017 (DHP158)


Alan had a chance to speak at Dentsply Sirona World 2017 in Las Vegas. Did he take lots of breakout session courses? No. He did not. What he did was sat in Tarun Agarwal’s 3D Dentists booth and recorded with a bunch of cool people! Episode 158 features these conversations! You’ll hear from:

Dr. Erin Elliott of 3D Dentists 

Dr. Joshua Austin

Dr. August D’Olivera of Digital Enamel

Dr. Bryan Laskin of Opera DDS and Opera VR

Hootan Shahidi of Cross Over Dental Enterprises

Paul and Suresh from Zephyr Sleep Technologies

Dr. Nate Leedy, Tarun Agarwal’s associate dentist

Dr. Stephen Lawrence from the Dental Hacks Nation

Links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 16,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

The Dental Hacks podcast has the greatest sponsors in all of dental podcasting. Please be sure to check out Cosmedent and Bioclear at their websites. When you buy their products, you’re supporting the Dental Hacks Podcast!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

Teresa Duncan on understanding dental “insurance” (DHP157)


Teresa Duncan joins the Dental Hacks to talk about no one’s favorite topic: dental insurance.

Teresa Duncan wants you to know that she’s hilarious and awesome…and she is. Dental insurance is not, though. Often times dealing with dental insurance sucks. That’s what Teresa talks to the Hacks about in episode 157. We still have some laughs, but even better is the information that Teresa shares! Teresa’s most recent book “Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations” should top your “must read” list and she’s giving Dental Hacks listeners a crazy discount ($3 off!) by using the code “Hacks” at checkout. A second amazing deal is $50 off her amazing online Dental Insurance Skills Training using the same code: Hacks.

Links from the show:

Odyssey Management, Inc. 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 15,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Are you at DS World 2017? Go check out the Cosmedent booth (#447) and get their All Ceramic Polishers…they’re amazing! www.dentalhacks.com/polishers.

The Bioclear Method is a system. The matrices, wedges and Twinrings work awesome with heated composite. The HeatSync heater is how you heat composite! Check them out at www.dentalhacks.com/heatsync Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: HR for Health

Alan: Everedge 2.0 from Hu Friedy

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

The Brain Trust answers “what would you do?” (DHP156)


The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Frank Clayton to grapple with weird and difficult hypothetical situations in a rousing game of “What would you do?”

If you were an associate and your owner dentist’s hands are starting to shake, what do you do? What would you tell yourself if you had a time machine that took you to your graduation day from dental school? This and many other dilemmas are hilariously discussed by a panel of all star Brain Trusters!

Links from the show:

Alan visits the “Life and Dentistry Podcast.”

 

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 15,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Cosmecore by Cosmedent is the MacGyver of dental materials. What interesting uses have you found for it? www.dentalhacks.com/cosmecore

Do you want to enjoy class II composites? You need to try Bioclear’s Biofit HD matrix system! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Miratray by Hager Worldwide, Dana Carvey on the Norm MacDonald podcast

Alan: Stoicisim: A Stoic Approach to Modern Life, by Tom Miles, The Tick on Amazon Prime (I said by Netflix on the podcast…I was wrong)

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

From dentures to digital workflow with Dr. Michael Scherer (DHP155)


Dr. Michael Scherer joins the Dental Hacks to discuss dentures, prosthodontics and 3D workflow!

If you’re interested in the cutting edge of 3D workflow then today’s show is for you. Dr. Michael Scherer joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey to become a prosthodontist, his love of dentures and how he’s created a 3D workflow in his office that simplifies and improves his dentistry! Michael’s online 3D workflow course is available at www.learndental3D.com and he’s offering a special deal for Dental Hacks listeners only! Use the coupon code “DentalHacksrule100″ for $100 off the course fee!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 14,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joined us in episode 145 and he’s giving his amazing “CPR for the Worn Dentition” in Chicago on Sept. 14-16. You need to check it out now at www.dentalhacks.com/Dennis

Bioclear has done it again with the recently released Biofit HD premolar matrix! It fits premolars better and gives that amazing Bioclear contour to all of your premolar restorations! Call 1-855-71CLEAR now (telephone only) for your amazing Dental Hacks deal! Order the Biofit HD intro kit and receive a free Twin Ring and free Bioclear HD premolar matrices!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Megagen implants

Alan: “Ready Player One” Audible and Kindle

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about te DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

The Brain Trust on conflict in the dental office (DHP154)

Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and coach/guru/rock star Suzanne Robinson to help manage conflicts in the dental office!

Jason and Alan are both confirmed avoiders of conflict. So we brought in the “A-team” to help us understand how to manage it! All dentists offices have to deal with confrontations. Whether it’s between patients and team members or within the dental team, humans are always humans! How can we be better at dealing with it? This Brain Trust will bring you a long way to understanding your strengths and weaknesses and most importantly help you learn to be a better leader!

Links from the show:

Practice with Honor (Suzanne’s company)

Nonviolent Communication

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,500 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Happy Birthday to us! Cosmedent has been supporting the Dental Hacks podcast for a whole year! For our gift, we want you to go buy a bunch of Cosmedent stuff and sign up for a bunch of classes at the CEE! Go check them out at www.cosmedent.com!

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a “pre-polish” from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you’ll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you’re a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only…1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix. This offer is only valid until the end of July, so jump on it NOW!

Go Hack Yourself:

 Premier Solo diamonds

Feed Me, Silicone Lube

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about te DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

 

Treating childhood airway issues with Dr. Tracey Nguyen (DHP153)


Dr. Tracey Nguyen joins Jason and Alan to discuss how dentists can be the first line in treating airway problems in children.

You see it every day. Kids with huge tonsils, collapsed arches and bags under their eyes. But did you know that dentists can effectively treat airway issues in treatment? Tracey Nguyen discusses her background in sleep dentistry and how she started diagnosing and treating airway issues in children. We discuss treatment options, working with specialists and putting together a team that can help children not become adults with sleep and airway issues! There’s a lot of information here…you might want to listen twice!

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,400 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

Jason Smithson is bringing vertical preps to the US! Are you going to be one of the first to see this ingenious technique demonstrated? Will you be one of the first to actually try it? September 22-24th, 2017 at the CEE in Chicago! Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/vertical and check out Jason’s amazing episode, episode number 148 “Smithson on Ceramics.”

Polishing composite just got a whole lot simpler. Also better. Magic Mix is a “pre-polish” from Bioclear that makes getting a rock star polish simpler than you ever thought possible. And Bioclear is offering an amazing deal to Dental Hacks listeners! Order one tub of Magic Mix pre polish and you’ll receive a Diamond Wedge kit for FREE! Just let them know you’re a Dental Hacks listener. Phone orders only…1-855-71-CLEAR!  Check it out at www.dentalhacks.com/magicmix

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Henry Schein Business Institute

Alan: Sof Lex XT discs

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about te DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!

The Brain Trust on specialists in the GP office (DHP152)


Is having a specialist in the GP office the ultimate “have your cake and eat it too” or is it a management nightmare that makes everyone worse off? Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Paul Goodman join Jason and Alan to discuss.

You hate endo, but you hate to send it out. You’d love to do more big implant cases, but your local specialists are too busy to get patients in quickly. What about having a specialist in your office? Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Paul Goodman have all kinds of experience on this topic (positive and negative) and they join the Dental Hacks to talk about the pros and cons of incorporating specialists into a general dental office. If you’re interested in getting some help with bringing a specialist into your office be sure to get in touch with Paul Goodman at his Dental Nachos Facebook group! He’s got some really good checklists you need to see, too:

Is your office ready for an in house specialist?

Things to think about when looking at an in house specialist

Some links from the show:

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has over 11,200 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don’t have any thing “dental” on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You want to know something that can take your composite esthetics to the next level? Opaquers. The latest composites have some amazing characteristics, but many of them are pretty translucent. Usually that’s a great thing, but sometimes it’s a problem. Cosmedent has been making a wide variety opaquers for years and we guarantee you can find some use for these bad boys in your dentistry! Go check out Cosmedent’s Creative Color opaquers at www.dentalhacks.com/opaquers.

Posterior composites have their own special challenges. It’s not only good enough to have interproximal contacts. You really need to have realistic contours. Real teeth are curvy. They aren’t straight. The the Bioclear Biofit matrices with injection molded composite are the only matricies that give you anatomic curves every time. Check the Biofit matrices out at www.dentalhacks.com/biofit.

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Augma Bond Apatite

Alan: Mogul podcast

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer…give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into “What’s Hot” in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about te DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren’t an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you’re a part of the Hacks Nation!