Dr. John Graeber and Dr. Artie Volker join the Dental Hacks to talk about the history and practice of “Minimally Invasive Dentistry.” Dr. Graeber has spent a career teaching many minimally invasive modalities and we discuss them in depth!
- John’s new textbook (with a chapter by Artie) is called “Microinvasive Dentistry: Clinical Strategies and Tools”
- Why write a textbook?
- What are the pitfalls of the dental handpiece? How does earlier diagnosis help us avoid the dental handpiece?
- Air abrasion since 1993
- What do dentists misunderstand about “minimally invasive dentistry?”
- Objective diagnosis vs. subjective diagnosis
- John is a fan of the Carivu and the Ortek-ECD
- Having a specific room for diagnosis
- Air abrasion NEEDS water!
- Air embolisms…good times!
- Lasers to differentiate your practice from others!
- The Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Find a group of “real colleagues”
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Why get the book?
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