Dental Slang With Dr. Christopher Phelps And Dr. Jodi Danna

Dental Slang With Dr. Christopher Phelps And Dr. Jodi Danna

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Communication in today’s age is key. Discovering new ways to explain dental procedures to patients is key to many practice’s success. But how did these words or phrases that they use to describe things to others originate? What gave it special meaning to their team or their patients? That’s what the Dental Slang Podcast is all about. Diving into the origins of the dental lingo that others are using to relay their message and how it came about. Join and learn what the talk of today is all about!


Lisa Germain talks about the line to treat with Endo vs doing an implant, “this old tooth” and when an Endo file is “separated” vs “divorced”.
Mar 18 • 30 min
DC Dental Clinical Director Dr. Lisa Germain shares her passion for dental education and training on this episode of the Dental Slang podcast. She’s working to bridge the gap between endodontists and dental implants—which is no easy task. Dr….
Rich Madow talks TBSE, “advanced seniors”, when to “drawer it & why you should be wary of getting “the royal treatment”.
Mar 11 • 35 min
Jodi and our guest, Dr. Rich Madow, are swapping a lot of slang on this episode. From the elusive “golden age” of dentistry to giving patients the “royal treatment”, dentists are using all sorts of slang to communicate with their dental team…
Robin Bethell talks about his Invisalign “Black Rainbow” technique, “POB’s” and why you can’t be “one and done” when it comes to your dental education.
Mar 4 • 31 min
Jodi is a little partial to this episode’s guest, Dr. Robin Bethell. He’s chatting with us from Austin, and she’s more than happy to share the mic with another Texan. And Dr. Bethell has important tips to share. He’s letting us in on the…
Gina Dorfman talks about “why today” and the dangers of “vomiting” treatment plans.
Feb 26 • 45 min
This episode of the Dental Slang Podcast is special because we’re talking to one of the most innovative dentists in the industry, Dr. Gina Dorfman. Dr. Dorfman, the co-founder of YAPI, knew she wanted to be a dentist at 16, but running her own…
Wael Garine talks nonverbal communication with your team and how to “Floss around” your crown prep.
Feb 19 • 26 min
We talk a lot about words on the Dental Slang Podcast, but today’s guest, Dr. Wael Garine, offers creative ways to communicate that we’ve been overlooking. Dr. Garine, the prosthodontics rock star from the Seattle Study Club, surprises us with…
Bill Dickerson talks practicing physiologic based dentistry, “Bubba Talk” and tomorrow practice being in a state of “frontdesklessness”.
Feb 12 • 31 min
We’re learning the slang of a very distinguished dentist on this episode of The Dental Slang Podcast. Dr. Bill Dickerson has quite the resume - he’s the founder and CEO of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, he’s a published…
Amy Creech Gionis talks dental cassettes “soggy sweaters” and “shutting the window” to Dentin hypersensitivity.
Jan 29 • 32 min
Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis is popping in on the Dental Slang Podcast today all the way from Florida. She’s bounced around different kinds of dental offices during her career in Tampa and has pretty much seen it all. She started in a small downtown office…
Paresh Shah talks about building an empowered team, the Seattle Study Club & “building a deck to hold 10 people vs 20.”
Jan 22 • 33 min
It’s hard to sum up today’s guest because his reputation precedes him in the best way possible. Dr. Paresh Shah is a dentist who has been working with digital technology for over a decade. He’s often a guest speaker at lectures on digital…
Tony Feck talks coaching, consulting, “buts” & bourbon.
Jan 15 • 40 min
It’s rare to find a talented, business savvy practitioner who’s also an advocate for the dental community. Dr. Tony Feck is one of those clinicians, which is why we’re so excited to have him on today’s episode of the Dental Slang Podcast. This…
Milton Davenport talks about what to do with a “category 4 vs 5” Endo patient and how to avoid the “Blindman’s Gambit” when looking for the MB2 canal.
Jan 8 • 31 min
Dentists do so much more than just tend to people’s teeth. Dr. Milton Davenport calls us “physicians of the mouth.” His experiences at Harvard Dental School taught him the ways medicine and dentistry are similar, as well as how they’re…
Amanda Seay talks esthetic dentistry, work life balance and the “plaque conspiracy”.
Jan 1 • 31 min
Welcome back, Slangers! Our guest today, Dr. Amanda Seay, is a comprehensive restorative dentistry guru with several accolades in dental aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry. She’s also been developing several fresh techniques for dental photography…
Michael Cohen talks about starting the Seattle Study Club as a “University Without Walls” & how the “Polaroid Effect” is changing dental CE.
Dec 18, 2019 • 31 min
It’s time for another episode of the Dental Slang Podcast! Today’s guest is a true dental legend. Dr. Michael Cohen is the founder of the Seattle Study Club, and he’s hopping on the mic today fresh from a presentation in Copenhagen. The topic of…
Scott MacLean talks dental implant complications, being a YouTube star for over 10 years and when it’s time to put the treatment plan “on the back burner”.
Dec 11, 2019 • 29 min
We really like what Nobel Biocare is doing for the dental industry. This company thinks outside the box and isn’t afraid to question all the “tried-and-true” practices we’ve been comfortable using for decades. But it’s time for a change, and…
Adamo Notorantonio talks about the blessing and curse of social media and why taking dental photos with your iPhone is not a smart idea.
Dec 4, 2019 • 33 min
Dr. Adamo Notarantonio may be one of the most accredited cosmetic dentists in the country, but he also has another talent that we’re showcasing on this episode of The Dental Slang Podcast: photography. If you haven’t signed up for one of the…
William Nudera talks about the best 1-2 punch to treat the “hot” endo tooth and how to manage a “PSD: post treatment disease”.
Nov 27, 2019 • 37 min
If you’ve been avoiding endodontics in your dental career, today’s episode of The Dental Slang Podcast is for you. Dr. Bill Nudera is here to put your mind at ease about every aspect of endodontic procedures. Bill has served as a dentist in the…
David Little talks about the #1 mistake beginners make when placing dental implants, “shrinkies” and when the patient has a “titanium deficiency.”
Nov 20, 2019 • 30 min
Welcome back, Dental Slangers! Dr. David Little is joining us on today’s episode. David is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Little Implant Co., one of our favorite suppliers. And it isn’t just the company’s high-quality dental implants…
Parag Kachalia talks about what’s hot in dental technology, how to speak to the “new & now” audience and what it means when a tooth is “WFT”.
Nov 13, 2019 • 39 min
Welcome back to the Dental Slang Podcast! We’ve got a wonderful guest today. Dr. Parag Kachalia is talking with us from California, from the heart of Silicon Valley, and he’s sharing some serious knowledge bombs when it comes to the future of…
Paul Goodman talks Dental Nachos, Amigos and “Dentisting”.
Oct 9, 2019 • 42 min
This episode of The Dental Slang Podcast is an important one. Dr. Paul Goodman of Dental Nachos fame is joining us today to talk about how we can all work together to create a more positive influence in the dental community. More specifically, Paul…
Lou Berman talks dental instruments, why you shouldn’t have to pay more for great quality and how to “take the lead out of the pencil”.
Oct 2, 2019 • 28 min
You might recognize today’s guest as one of our sponsors, but we just can’t talk enough about Berman dental instruments. That’s why we brought Dr. Lou Berman, founder of Berman Dental Instruments, onto the podcast today. As an entrepreneur…
Paul Feuerstein talks about the latest dental technologies, being a rock and roll star in school and what to expect when you take off the “Manhole cover”.
Sep 25, 2019 • 34 min
If you’re looking for new dental slang, today’s episode is for you. Coming fresh off a great dental day today, and Jodi is sharing some of her new slang right off the bat. Our guest today, Dr. Paul Feuerstein, also shares the slang he learned in…
Alan Mead talks glamping, being a plain jane dentist and the skinny on his favorite slang for the dental burs he uses.
Sep 13, 2019 • 49 min
It might be a little early, but I’m calling it - today’s guest is our favorite by far! Dr. Alan Mead is a podcasting guru and one of the inspirations behind the production of the Dental Slang podcast. Alan has been listening to podcasts…
Brian Baliwas talks about all things Instagram and the slang behind being a Dental Influencer.
Sep 13, 2019 • 30 min
Never stop learning. No matter what field you work in - never stop learning! For all the dentists listening in out there, this goes beyond staying up-to-date on dental tools and practices. That’s important too, of course, but today’s episode is…
Jodi Danna and Dr. Christopher Phelps talk about Dental Slang and why it’s the talk of today.
Sep 13, 2019 • 17 min
Welcome to the BRAND NEW Dental Slang Podcast! We are your hosts - Dr. Christopher Phelps from North Carolina and Dr. Jodi Danna-Denton on the mic from Texas. We’re ready to talk about something that’s often overlooked in a dental office - slang. …