The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Gregg Kinzer to discuss continuing education now that we’ve had a year or so of the pandemic. Some topics we covered:

  • Spear started back to live CE in September 2020
  • Why workshops are perfect in person CE…layered learning
  • What does Spear look like post-pandemic? (spoiler…there are “Popemobile” style plexiglass lab benches!)
  • The pandemic has given workshop attendees WAY more face time with Gregg and the rest of the instructors!
  • Some pandemic changes are going to stay! Virtual seminars are likely going to stay. Spear will be virtual and IRL.
  • Study clubs will change as well…there will be live virtual study club events!
  • Spear Practice Solutions have a lot of statistics about “post shutdown” opening. Most practices opened strong! Also people feel safe at the dental office!
  • What does the diagnosis/treatment planning workflow look like in Gregg’s office?
  • Co-discovery and take photos!
  • How does Gregg handle the “difficult patient?” (poor opening, giant tongue, etc)
  • Who are the people that Gregg automatically won’t treat? (spoiler: follow your gut!)
  • Gregg proposes a dental version of “The Truman Show.”
  • Tips on taking more photos
  • Gregg on social media peer pressure

Some links from the show:

Spear Aesthetics

Spear Practice Solutions

Spear Education

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Continuing Education in the time of pandemic has gotten interesting. And Cosmedent is here for it! They’ve figured out a way to bring their amazing, hands on courses and instructors to you…but now done remotely! For instance, Dr. Corky Willhite will be giving his incomparable “Ultimate Esthetics with Composite: The Basics of Layering to Advanced Techniques” course on February 25-26th! Every patient can’t afford porcelain, and most people don’t want their teeth “drilled down.” Composite provides fully functional restorations whether it’s a Class IV, diastema closure, shade change, adding length, or many other changes. How does it work? The course goes from 9am-1pm on Thursday and Friday. You can purchase just the course or (and this is what you should do) you can get the course AND all of the course materials that Corky will be using in the hand on exercises! You’ll even have a chance for one on one interaction with Corky to make sure you’re really getting it. If you’re looking to up your composite esthetics game there is no one better to learn from than Dr. Corky Willhite! And Cosmedent’s virtual live courses are a game changer. Be sure to check it out at dentalhacks.com/ultimateesthetics!

Our friends at YAPI have a bundle that they call “the Works” that can do a LOT of stuff! Intraoffice communication, paperless forms, patient reminders, managing reviews…it really is THE WORKS! It will replace multiple services you’re already paying for and it will likely cost you less!  And even bigger news! YAPI is having an AMAZING Black Friday sale staring November 27th going all the way through cyber week! You’ll save $25/month on “The Works” package for an entire year AND they’ll waive the set up fees! This is a deal that should not be missed…starting on Friday, November 27th going all the way through Cyber week!
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