The Dental Hacks return for 2021 with a powerhouse interview featuring Dr. Rob Ritter! Some highlights:

  • Spear Summit 2019 highlights (where Jason and Alan met Rob in person for the first time)
  • It’s been just about a year since we’ve had major dental meetings…Rob’s thoughts on how CE comes back and what changes
  • Hot vaccine talk
  • Rob discusses “The Protocol,” a new small group comprehensive restorative “in office” course by Ritter and Ramsey! (two dates already sold out!) (Next date is November 5-6th, 2021)
  • Dental partnerships…can they work?
  • Office renovations…built to give a great course!
  • Social media pros and cons…enjoy the journey, there is no destination
  • The Peaceful Practice Podcast
  • The lecturing lifestyle isn’t as glamorous as it’s cracked up to be
  • Rob designed “The Protocol” to keep him off the road. Bring people that want to learn to him!
  • Jedis vs. Sith Lords
  • Which “x” should I buy? It depends on what you’re going to do with it. Be honest about what you’re using it for.
  • Rob and Al talk about microscopes
  • Rob on sticking to your vision
  • Building a brand even in dental school

Some links from the show:

Rob Ritter’s Instagram

The Protocol (Rob/Chris’s new in office course!)

Dental Hacks Listeners group

Hacking Dentistry with JLips

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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!

Go Hack Yourself

Jason: Phonetag

Alan: Night Stalker on Netflix

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