The DentalHacks Podcast episode 15: Dr. Robert Lowe discusses caries removal and bioactive materials

How often to we sDr. Robert Loweee deep decay that’s completely asymptomatic? That’s just one of the things that host Dr. Alan Mead talks to Dr. Robert Lowe about in today’s interview. Dr. Lowe is a general dentist who practices in Charlotte, NC. On top of that, he teaches all over the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Lowe talks about new techniques in caries removal as well as using several new products to treat deep cavities without going right to root canal therapy.

The DentalHacks Brain Trust discussion for episode 15 begins a discussion on the worst and best purchases that they’ve made in dentistry. This episode of the Brain Trust features Dr. Thom Caspers of Seattle, WA, Dr. Tiffany Lee of Torrance, CA, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski of Holly, MI, Dr. Matthew Standridge of Eureka, KS and Dr. Tammy Bailey of Wausau, WI.

Some links of interest from episode 15:

Dr. Lowe’s website

Smart Burs II for caries removal

Pulpdent’s Activa (not Activia) bioactive liner for deep decay

The Brain Trust’s “bad buys”

Caesy Patient Education

Biolase Waterlase

KCP (not Kreativ…I got that wrong in the podcast) Flexijet

Lumineers 

 

 

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 14: Dr. Mike DiTolla on the secret language of lab technicians

In today’s episode, we continue our interview with Dr. Mike DiTolla. Mike shares some secrets with us about how cases are distributed at Glidewell Labs, how to removed (aka: cut off) zirconia crowns and he uses the word yttria correctly in a sentence several times. It turns out that the funniest guy in dental CE is also pretty darn smart. Who knew?

The DentalHacks Brain Trust discussion for episode 14 focuses on mistakes we made early on in our dental careers. Listen carefully to their suggestions about hiring! Pure gold. We introduce a new member of the Brain Trust in episode 14: Dr. Thom Caspers of Seattle, WA. Returning members of the Brain Trust are Dr. Frank Clayton of Suwanne, GA, Dr. Brent Young of Shelby, NC and Dr. Tiffany Lee of Torrance, CA.

Some links of interest from episode 14:

Axis “Zir-Cut” burs for removing zirconia

The unfortunately named “Predator” bur from Clinician’s Choice

Glidewell Labs

Dr. DiTolla’s video podcast: Chairside Live

Dr. DiTolla’s website

 

DentalHacks Extra: the burn out bonus

Inspired by recent events, the first “DentalHacks Extra” episode has the Hacks taking on burnout. Every dentist from student to “soon to retire” experiences burn out. If you’ve ever got discouraged or tired of the profession, you should probably listen to this! Brain Trust members Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Brent Young discuss their own experiences with burn out and what some helpful solutions might be. overly-serious-portraitBrent preferredDrFrankClayton

Take a listen. See if you can relate and maybe add some perspective in the comments. Also, let us know what you think about having extra content!

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 13: Dr. Mike DiTolla on making a great impression

In today’s episode, Dr. Mike DiTolla sits down with the DentalHacks to talk about impressions, materials and being an average dentist. Dr. DiTolla practices within Glidewell Laboratories, the largest dental lab in the United States. He is the Director of Clinical Research and Education at Glidewell and this gives him a unique perspective. Mike is one of the most entertaining presenters in dentistry, and in part one of his interview with the DentalHacks, he doesn’t disappoint!

The DentalHacks Brain Trust discussion for episode 13 focuses on what mistakes we made in dental school and what we may have done differently. If you know a dental student or a prospective dental student…they need to listen to episode 13!  We introduce a new member of the Brain Trust in episode 13: Dr. Thom Caspers of Seattle, WA. Returning members of the Brain Trust are Dr. Frank Clayton of Suwanne, GA, Dr. Brent Young of Shelby, NC and Dr. Tiffany Lee of Torrance, CA.

Some links from the show:

Glidewell Labs

Dr. DiTolla’s video podcast: Chairside Live

Dr. DiTolla’s website

Blog post on thebloggingdentist.com: Delivering Bad News

Thanks again to our listeners! If you like the show we’d appreciate it if you tell a friend and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 12: Dr. Tarun Agarwal talks dental implants and other weighty issues

Dr. Tarun Agarwal is back in round two of his first (but probably not last) DentalHacks interview! First, we discuss dental implants and his teaching center, 3D Dentists in Raleigh, NC. Then he fills us in on how he attempts to balance teaching, clinical dentistry, being a father and managing his weight. If you liked the first half of Tarun’s interview, you’re going to love episode 12!TBoneHeadShot

The DentalHacks Brain Trust discussion for episode 12 is a continuation of our answer to a  listener’s question. We all have our typical daily routines, but since we live in our own little bubble, the listener wondered what everyone else was doing. Today you’ll hear about Dr. Frank Clayton’s shopping habit, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski’s childbirth experience and Dr. Tammy Bailey’s $8 nap!

Some links from the show:

Dr. Tarun Agarwal’s learning center: 3D Dentists

Dr. Clayton’s Racer X cookie jar and Little Professor calculator.

Thanks again to our listeners! If you like the show we’d appreciate it if you tell a friend and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 11: Dr. Tarun Agarwal talks about taking risks and taking insurance

Dr. Tarun Agarwal isn’t your typical dentist. In episode 11 of the DentalHacks podcast, you’re going to hear why. The creator of  the 3D Dentists learning center in Raleigh, North Carolina, tells the story of his beginnings and how he became a leading dental educator. Tarun is funny and easy to listen to as he tells some amazing stories of how he got to be the clinician and teacher that he is today.TBoneHeadShot

The DentalHacks Brain Trust discussion for episode 11 was inspired by a listener’s question. We all have our typical daily routines, but since we live in our own little bubble, the listener wondered what everyone else was doing. This premise sparked the best BrainTrust discussion so far! You’ll hear Jason and Alan hilariously delve into the topic with Brain Trust regulars Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Frank Clayton. Do not miss this!

Some links from the show:

Dr. Tarun Agarwal’s learning center: 3D Dentists

The Street Dentists of India (a look at Jason’s employment prospects in India)

Alan’s guest appearance on Gary Takacs’ “Thriving Dentist Podcast”

Alan’ previous appearance with Bilal Saib on “The Passionate Dentist” podcast

 Thanks again to our listeners! If you like the show we’d appreciate it if you tell a friend and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 10: Dr. Doug Wolff on dental office online reviews

Has your office suffered from poor online reviews? The internet has allowed everyone to have their say about any business. Great reviews let the world know that your office is the one they should choose, but what about the bad ones? Many sites allow the reviewer to be anonymous, so what is a dentist to do?

wolff_doug_248Dr. Doug Wolff returns in part two of the DentalHacks interview to discuss exactly this. What are the legal ramifications of poor reviews? Can you do anything about them? Dr. Frank Clayton sits in with Jason and Alan for an interesting talk.

Then, you can join the DentalHacks Brain Trust to discuss what they do when a patient won’t let you lean the chair back, informed consents for all kinds of procedures (even dentures!) and how to help patients when they’ve had recent dental work done that’s not very good.

Thanks again to our listeners! If you like the show we’d appreciate it if you tell a friend and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 09: Dr. Doug Wolff lawyers up!

wolff_doug_248In episode 9 of the DentalHacks podcast we lawyer up! We begin an interview with Dr. Doug Wolff who is a dentist in Minnesota’s Twin Cities as well as an attorney! Doug shares a little bit about his educational and business journey and answers some frequently asked questions about dentistry and its legal implications. How well does that consent for you use hold up? What are the most common malpractice lawsuits? Doug answers these questions and more in an interesting interview.

This week’s Brain Trust segment features Dr. Tammy Bailey of Wausau, WI, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski of Holly, MI and Dr. Matt Standridge of Eureka, KS. The Brain Trust tackles the tricky subject of how to handle a new patient’s dental work that appears to have been done poorly. The Brain Trust sorts through how to help your patient as well as the pitfalls of “dental tourism” and taking the patient at their word. This is a Brain Trust panel not to be missed!

Thanks again to our listeners! If you like the show we’d appreciate it if you tell a friend and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!

The DentalHacks Podcast episode 08: Dr. Rich Rosenblatt has a short attention span

In episode 8 of the DentalHacks podcast we continue our interview with Rich Rosenblatt. Rich talks a bit about the learning curve with CEREC and how much quicker it’s become with the new Omnicam. Then Rich talks about the interesting path he took in becoming a feRich Rosenblattatured speaker.

This week’s Brain Trust segment features Dr. Brent Young of Shelby, NC, Dr. Frank Clayton of Suwanne, GA, Dr. Tammy Bailey of Wausau, WI and Dr. Matt Standridge of Eureka, KS. The Brain Trust delves into the treating of the high caries patient as well as how to not take things personally when patients choose to put off or never complete treatment. They ask the question “why do my patients take the specialist’s word and not necessarily mine?” Funniest Brain Trust segment yet? We think, “yes!”

Episode 8 links:

Rich Rosenblatt’s office website

Find out more about CEREC Accept

Dan Ariely on “Conflicts of Interest in Dentistry” (dentists, be prepared to hate this)

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The DentalHacks Podcast episode 07: Dr. Rich Rosenblatt on CEREC, digital imaging and the dongle

Episode 7 of the DentalHacks podcast features the return of co-host Jason Lipscomb from his vacation as well as guest host Frank Clayton!

Rich RosenblattWe interview Dr. Rich Rosenblatt about all things CEREC! Rich teaches for Sirona, Cerec Doctors, Patterson and Ivoclar (to name a few), but he slowed down long enough to sit down with Frank and Alan and tell us everthing he knows about bringing the CEREC into your practice!

In the Brain Trust segment we introduce a new member, Dr. Brent Young. The Brain Trust discusses the pros and cons of Medicaid in the dental practice and how to make it work in a practice if you choose to treat Medicaid patients.

After that, the DentalHacks take a little time to read and comment on listener email.

Episode 7 links:

Rich Rosenblatt’s office website

Find out more about CEREC Accept

Dr. Mead’s blog post on patient objections

Thanks again to our listeners! If you like the show we’d appreciate it if you tell a friend and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!