The Dental Hacks Podcast

The Dental Hacks Podcast

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Each week the DentalHacks podcast takes an irreverent and informative look at the dental world. And let me tell you…this ain’t your daddy’s dental podcast. You’ll get great interviews from interesting people covering all the hot topics in dentistry. Even better, you’ll hear from the DentalHacks Brain Trust a panel of the sharpest and funniest dentists you’ve ever heard talking about the same stuff dentists think about all the time. Join your hosts Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb for a dental podcast experience like no other!


Check Yourself Before You CEREC Yourself with Dr. Rich Rosenblatt (CHP48)
Jun 2 • 35 min
This episode we have a special guest Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!
Back to Work with Memorie Valentine RDH (DHS26)
Jun 1 • 18 min
Alan is joined by the incomparable Memorie Valentine to describe the process they’ve been going through to get back to work.
What Have We Learned from the Coronavirus (DHP294)
May 29 • 80 min
Jason and Alan feature “what have we learned” from coronavirus and “what have we changed” due to it! We asked the amazing Dental Hacks Nation to tell us how the last few months has affected them and we got a lot of great answers. Dentistry is…
Dental Hacks Greatest Hits: Endo Strikes Back! (DHP293)
May 22 • 82 min
Jason and Alan were joined by three general dentists that love endo to talk all things root canals! Dr. Mac Jones, Dr. Zach Meiners and Dr. Kevin Fryer join the Dental Hacks and talk about endo!
Being Closed Down and Opening Back Up with Dr. Arun Garg (DHP292)
May 15 • 83 min
Jason and Alan were joined by the one and only Dr. Arun Garg for an enlightening Facebook Live last weekend. It turns out that not only is Arun a widely followed implant educator he’s also a multiple practice owner!
The Hotter Fryer (CHP47)
May 12 • 33 min
This episode we discuss how to reopen up your office with special guest Missy Fryer!
How to Predictably Grow Bone with Dr. Tim Kosinski (DHP291)
May 8 • 84 min
Dr. Tim Kosinski has been placing dental implants for 36 years and has been teaching others how to do for almost as long! Recently Jason and Alan had a chance to listen to Tim talk about atraumatic extraction and bone grafting for any experience level in…
The Clinical Hacks Binge Watch Online CE (CHP46)
May 5 • 32 min
The Clinical Hacks have been using this time wisely to learn new skills and review old ones with online CE!
Coping with Now Instead of the Future with Dr. Martin Mendelson (DHS25)
May 4 • 37 min
Dr. Martin Mendelson joins Alan to talk about coping with the unknown that we’re all facing.
“Digital” Dentures and Workflows with Dr. Darin Dichter (DHP290)
May 1 • 87 min
Jason and Alan were joined by Dr. Darin Dichter to talk about “on campus” CE and “digital dentures.” One of our favorite guests talking about some really good stuff!
davidji on Living with Uncertainty (DHS24)
Apr 29 • 60 min
Uncertainty. We’re all feeling it. davidji has some thoughts to help you with it!
Irene Iancu Does 5 Things Every Morning (DHS23)
Apr 27 • 27 min
Irene Iancu is a friend of the podcast. She’s a hygienist, a fellow podcaster and a really great person. Irene and Alan have been talking about mental health in the time of COVID and Irene has routine that she’s been going through each day to help her…
Ask Us Anything: Coronavirus Edition (DHP289)
Apr 24 • 75 min
We’ve all got questions about what’s going on in the world. And the Dental Hacks have answers! We don’t guarantee that they’re good answers, but they are answers.
Coronavirus Winners! (DHS22)
Apr 22 • 20 min
In this time of sacrifice and struggle, we’re here to recognize those that are thriving! According to the Dental Hacks Nation, here are the #winners!
Swabbing at Ground Zero with Dr. Paul Springs (DHP288)
Apr 17 • 90 min
What happens when you’re doing a prosthodontics residency in NYC and a global pandemic happens? That’s the question that our guest Dr. Paul Springs answers!
Three Bedtime Stories for Dr. Brad Keener (DHS21)
Apr 15 • 8 min
With all that’s going on in the world, the Dental Hacks want to do something to help soothe your fears and concerns. I give you three bedtime stories.
Graft This! with Dr. Steven Vorholt (CHP45)
Apr 14 • 33 min
The Clinical Hacks welcome back Dr. Steven Vorholt! Highlights include: Generalized Covid talk Yo’ Momma jokes! We discuss socket grafting
I bought a COVID, not a Cone Beam (DHP287)
Apr 10 • 78 min
We’re so excited to bring you a Brain Trust from four of our favorite members of the Brain Trust, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Tammy Bailey!
Al Checks In (DHS20)
Apr 8 • 14 min
Alan checks in with what’s happening with his practice, family and mental health during the coronavirus crisis.
Choose Your Own Adventure with Dr. Steven Vorholt (CHP44)
Apr 7 • 35 min
This is part 1 of our discussion with Dr. Steven Vorholt of Implant Pathways Fame!
Is Positive News Coverage for Dentistry a Unicorn? (DHS19)
Apr 6 • 17 min
Alan talks with Dr. Craig Harder about his recent news exposure! Craig has been printing reusable masks for health care professionals in his town in Washington and has had several great news stories written about his efforts!
Dr. Gregg Kinzer Doesn’t Talk About Coronavirus (DHP286)
Apr 3 • 85 min
Have you had your fill of Coronavirus talk? We get it…and we’re here for you! Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with and hear a lecture from Dr. Gregg Kinzer of Spear Education! Earlier this week Jason and Alan hosted Gregg in a Facebook Live where he…
Remember What You Said You’d Do If You Had Time? (DHS18)
Apr 1 • 19 min
Alan speaks with Dr. Matt Standridge about taking advantage of the time that we’re not going to be in the office.
Clinical Interferences (CHP43)
Mar 31 • 45 min
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CV in the UK with Dr. Jason Smithson (DHS17)
Mar 30 • 44 min
Alan had a chance to discuss how the UK has been affected by the coronavirus with one of our favorite guests, Dr. Jason Smithson.
The Switch Has Been Thrown with Dr. Gary DeWood (DHP285)
Mar 27 • 71 min
Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Gary DeWood from Spear Education about what we can expect during the Coronavirus crisis. Gary’s message is one that we all could use right now and we’re grateful for him giving us some time.
NYC is a Ghost Town with Dr. Artie Volker (DHS16)
Mar 25 • 21 min
Dr. Artie Volker is a dentist in Queens, New York. NYC is ground zero of our current Coronavirus crisis and Alan talks with him about what he’s seeing on the ground there.
The Clinical Hacks Strip (Interproximally) with Dr. Rick DePaul (CHP42)
Mar 24 • 37 min
More short term ortho goodness featuring Dr. Rick DePaul!
Out of the Mouths of Babes (DHS15)
Mar 23 • 9 min
Alan sat down to talk with Jacob, his 10 year old son about our current Coronavirus crisis. It’s kind of silly, kind of fun and a little bit of a relief to realize that this kiddo is taking it in stride!
The Coronavirus Diaries #1 (DHP284)
Mar 20 • 49 min
Jason and Alan spend some time checking in after the first serious week of change after the Coronavirus.
What is Elective Treatment with Dr. Caroline Zeller (DHS14)
Mar 18 • 22 min
Alan speaks with Dr. Caroline Zeller about the evolving coronovirus situation in the United States.
The Clinical Hacks Brace Themselves (Featuring Rick DePaul, DDS) (CHP 41)
Mar 17 • 31 min
The Clinical Hacks feature Dr. Rick DePaul of PowerProx fame to talk about short term orthodontics and reruns of “the Office!”
Comfort Food and Patient Finance (DHS13)
Mar 16 • 23 min
ason and Alan got to talk about Nebraska comfort food (Runza) and how to effectively help your patients pay for bigger case dentistry. Dave Roehr of Proceed Finance sat down with Jason and Alan and told them about how he got into the business of patient…
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Zirconia (DHP283)
Mar 13 • 90 min
Zirconia is widely used. Many love it, some hate it. But there aren’t many people that know more about it than the one and only Dr. Mike DiTolla! Mike joins Jason and Alan to answer questions from the Dental Hacks Nation about all things zirconia!
University Towns and Earworms with Dr. Randy Houska (DHS12)
Mar 11 • 18 min
Dr. Randy Houska is an interesting guy. He’s a dentist in Vermillion, South Dakota which is home to the University of South Dakota. Alan and Randy discuss the pros and cons of being a dentist in a university town.
The Clinical Hacks: Hygiene Check Yourself Before you Wreck Yourself (CHP40)
Mar 10 • 32 min
The Clinical Hacks tackle the most common appointment that most dentists have…the hygiene check.
Planting the Seed with Memorie Valentine RDH (DHS11)
Mar 9 • 13 min
Memorie Valentine is a hygienist with interesting experiences! She’s practiced in several states in lots of different kinds of offices and has a lot of wisdom about communicating patient needs.
Failing Before We Start (DHP282)
Mar 6 • 49 min
How many teeth have we done root canal therapy on that we probably never should have in the first place? It’s an uncomfortable topic because we have to be humble about our ability to diagnose and treatment plan for success! Dr. Lou Berman joined Jason and…
Super Bowl Dentist (DHS10)
Mar 4 • 15 min
How do you spend your time when you’re not being a dentist? Dr. Zach Meiners goes to the Super Bowl. Among other things.
The Clinical Hacks 3.5X their practices (CHP39)
Mar 3 • 29 min
The Clinical hacks this week discuss regular ass magnification.
An Evidence-free Take on Coronavirus (DHS09)
Mar 2 • 15 min
Jason and Alan discuss the coronavirus. Our take is uninformed by evidence. But don’t worry. We’re totally right.
What Every Good Salesperson Knows (DHP281)
Feb 28 • 94 min
If you are explaining the pros and cons of treatment, the benefits of treatment and consequences of no treatment…you’re a salesperson! Jeff Palmer of the Case Acceptance Academy explains how to help patients move forward in an ethical and predictable way!
Prescribing the ZZZ Pack (DHS08)
Feb 26 • 25 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Lisa Moler of MedMark Media and Dr. Erin Elliott of Erin Elliot fame!
The Clinical Hacks do MILFs (and DILFs) (CHP 38)
Feb 25 • 32 min
Sit back and relax while we pound out some Class 4’s together.
Uber is the Localmed of Ridesharing (DHS07)
Feb 24 • 21 min
Jason and Alan were joined by Tom and Vanessa from Localmed to talk about goats, patients making appointments from your social media pages and will we even need websites in the future!
What is a DSO? (DHP280)
Feb 21 • 69 min
Brian Colao knows DSOs. He’s an attorney that helps people create and administer DSOs. He’s been a frequent guest on the Dental Hacks and he gave Jason and Alan some of his time at the recent Voices of Dentistry meeting!
Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable (DHS06)
Feb 19 • 34 min
Today’s episode of Dental Hacks Shorts is actually an episode of “The Peaceful Practice” podcast that Alan does with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski. It’s a departure from the Dental Hacks, yet I think it’s a good one to hear! Please enjoy our discussion of “getting…
The Clinical Hacks Grind on Each Other (CHP37)
Feb 18 • 35 min
The Clinical Hacks have thoughts about biteguards!
On Not Managing (DHS05)
Feb 17 • 17 min
Dr. Mike Keller (aka: “Soft Hands”) joined Alan once again to talk about the he practices dentistry!
InstaYogaOrtho with Dr. Jeni Perna and Dr. Vince Napoli (DHP279)
Feb 14 • 72 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Jeni Perna (aka: yogi_dentist) and Dr. Vince Napoli (aka: invinciblesmiles) to talk about social media, practice models and orthodontics!
Smithson on Teaching
Feb 13 • 31 min
Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan again…this time to talk about dental education and how one becomes a “teacher” in dentistry: How Jason became a teacher What role does social media play in where our educators are coming from Is what you’re seeing on…
Dental Team and Skating Team! (DHS04)
Feb 12 • 15 min
Dr. Margaret Frankel and her assistant Dena Grissman are a dental team by day and competitive ice skaters on the weekends!
The Clinical Hacks Sell Out to a DSO (CHP36)
Feb 11 • 28 min
This time we get Daniel Smith, DDS in the hot seat and he talks about transitioning his office from a privately owned family business to a Heartland owned DSO.
The Downside of Surgery (DHS03)
Feb 10 • 15 min
It’s OK if you don’t like surgery. No really…you don’t have to love everything about dentistry. Dr. Craig Harder is a self professed “regular ass” dentist from Moses Lake, WA and he joined Alan on the day before the Voices of Dentistry meeting started to…
“Who’s Your Danny?” (DHP278)
Feb 7 • 79 min
The Dental Hacks were joined by two rock stars for an amazing Brain Trust at the Voices of Dentistry meeting! Dr. Danny Domingue and Dr. Daniel Smith joined Jason and Alan at their booth in Scottsdale to talk about a variety of interesting topics!
The Incalculable ROI of Toys (DHS02)
Feb 5 • 16 min
Dentists and their toys. We’re famous for it. Is it a bad idea? Good idea? Dr. Melissa Zettler joins Alan to talk about some of the toys they’ve recently purchased.
The Clinical Hacks Live from VOD (CHP35)
Feb 4 • 26 min
The gang is back together live recording at the 4th annual Voices of Dentistry meeting!
Call Me Kevin (DHS01)
Feb 3 • 21 min
Dr. Kevin Fryer (just call him Kevin) joined Alan to talk VoD, rock keyboards and Pinewood Derby among other things.
7 Dental Hacks for Your Practice (DHP277)
Jan 31 • 42 min
Jason and Alan did a thing at Voices of Dentistry 2020! We entitled the podcast “7 Hacks for Your Practice” and it was a lot of fun! We talked about 7 things that we’ve used or done in our practices and we think they might be helpful for you, too!
The Clinical Hacks Get White (CHP34)
Jan 28 • 30 min
Zach and Kevin talk about whitening…what works and what doesn’t.
Dr. David Clark is Smooth (DHP276)
Jan 24 • 64 min
The one and only Dr. David Clark of Bioclear fame joins the Dental Hacks to talk about what’s new in injection molded composite dentistry!
The Clinical Hacks Get High (CHP33)
Jan 21 • 30 min
Kevin and Zach discuss the pros and cons of nitrous oxide in the dental office!
Negative Feedback Can’t Hurt You with Dr. Ricardo Mitrani (DHP275)
Jan 17 • 80 min
ason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani to talk about building a team!
The Clinical Hacks Fall Asleep (CHP32)
Jan 14 • 36 min
Special guest Alan Mead joins the Clinical Hacks and Kevin talks about why you should be treating sleep apnea in your practice!
Simplifying Materials and Technology with Dr. Marcos Vargas and Dr. Paul Feuerstein (DHP274)
Jan 10 • 68 min
Jason and Alan speak with two luminaries…one in dental materials and one in dental technology! Take a listen to our interviews with Dr. Marcos Vargas and Dr. Paul Feuerstein!
The Clinical Hacks Ring In The Dam New Year! (CHP31)
Jan 7 • 28 min
Zach and Kevin discuss the use of the rubber dam by regular-ass dentists.
Demanding versus Demands with Dr. Jason Smithson (DHP273)
Jan 3 • 82 min
The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Jason Smithson, this time with a “face to face” interview from the 2019 Spear Summit!
Introducing Dental Hacks Shorts
Jan 1 • 7 min
Happy New Year Dental Hacks Nation! We’re doing some rebranding of the Dental Hacks Daily
Dental Hacks Classics #8
Dec 30, 2019 • 71 min
Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Tarun Agarwal!
Who Wants to Own a Dental Practice with Dr. David Rice and Irene Iancu (DHP272)
Dec 27, 2019 • 64 min
ason and Alan are joined by two dental social media rock stars, Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS and Irene Iancu (aka: toothlife.irene) of the Tooth or Dare podcast!
The Clinical Hacks Celebrate Christmas, Matrices and Mac’s Favorite Things (CHP30)
Dec 24, 2019 • 33 min
Zach, Mac and Kevin talk about Christmas and sectional matrices. Because that’s what you do, right?
Dental Hacks Classics #7
Dec 23, 2019 • 74 min
Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Tarun Agarwal!
ADA vs. Delta Dental with Teresa Duncan (DHP271)
Dec 20, 2019 • 80 min
Teresa Duncan joins Alan to talk about the recently legal action taken by the American Dental Association against Delta Dental.
Dental Hacks Classics #6
Dec 18, 2019 • 80 min
Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!
The Clinical Hacks Become Comfortably Numb (CHP 29)
Dec 17, 2019 • 37 min
The gang is back together and we’re talking about one of the least favorite part of our jobs, numbing people up.
Dental Hacks Classics #5
Dec 16, 2019 • 78 min
Enjoy another classic Dental Hacks episode, this time featuring Dr. Rich Rosenblatt!
Dr. John Weston and Dr. Artie Volker on Indirect and Direct (DHP270)
Dec 13, 2019 • 75 min
Jason and Alan had the chance to interview a bunch of superstars at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in NYC! 3M let us use their amazing booth to speak with some really interesting folks including Dr. John Weston and Dr. Artie Volker!
Dental Hacks Classics #4
Dec 11, 2019 • 71 min
Enjoy a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Ryan McCall!
The Clinical Hacks: The one where Kevin and Zach give thanks (CHP 28)
Dec 10, 2019 • 27 min
This was recording during Thanksgiving week and the gang wanted to give thanks for different dental products that make their life easier or save/make them money.
Dental Hacks Classics #3
Dec 9, 2019 • 66 min
Enjoy a classic episode featuring an interview with Dr. Ryan McCall!
Dr. Rebecca Bockow Explains how Surgery + Orthodontics Can be Magic (DHP269)
Dec 6, 2019 • 70 min
Jason and Alan had the privilege to speak with Dr. Rebecca Bockow, a dual trained orthodontist/periodontist and cutting edge advocate for understanding airway.
Dental Hacks Classics #2
Dec 4, 2019 • 49 min
Enjoy the second episode of the Dental Hacks Podcast!
The Clinical Hacks: The one where Kevin gets in the hot seat (CHP27)
Dec 3, 2019 • 31 min
You’ve heard Kevin Fryer be the interviewer before, but it’s his turn to be the interviewee. What’s the back story on Kevin?
Dental Hacks Classics #1
Dec 2, 2019 • 62 min
Enjoy the very first episode in of the Dental Hacks Podcast!
Think Differently with Dr. Mitch Ellingson (DHP 268)
Nov 29, 2019 • 76 min
Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Mitch Ellingson about running a business. Mitch is in charge of Spear Practice Solutions, the business/consulting arm of Spear Education. Most dentists are going to run into this quandry…how can you be a great clinician and…
Dr. Drew Byrnes gets a Time Machine (DHD145)
Nov 27, 2019 • 23 min
Today Dr. Drew Byrnes is going to look back over the last two years of building his office to tell us what he might have done differently!
The Clinical Hacks with Joshua Austin on Bulk Fills (CHP26)
Nov 26, 2019 • 43 min
You’re in for a treat today as we have Joshua Austin DDS as our guest. Josh is a podcaster (Working Interferences), an author (Pearls for your Practice - Dental Economics), a lecturer, and is generally “kind of a big deal”.
Presenting Financial Arrangements with Missy Fryer (DHD144)
Nov 25, 2019 • 17 min
Missy Fryer does a lot of things well. One of her best things…financial consults with patients.
Dr. Mike Gunson on the Unknown Unknowns (DHP267)
Nov 22, 2019 • 68 min
Dr. Michael Gunson is an oral surgeon who does just one thing. Orthognathic surgery. He joins Jason and Alan to talk about his understanding or the TM joint, occlusion and how that’s changed over the years.
The Dental Hacks Have the Cure (DHD143)
Nov 20, 2019 • 16 min
Alan and Jason are joined by Dr. Chris Salierno and Chris Felix of Bluelight Analytics to talk about curing lights! Chris is the chief scientist at Bluelight Analytics which is a company that helps dentists measure the quality and intensity of the curing…
The Clinical Hacks and Wade Pilling Rock (CHP25)
Nov 19, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 25 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews the legend himself Dr Wade Pilling about full mouth rehabilitations. Highlights include: Or Doth Not Rock Planning Rocks Two Cords Rock…
Dr. Drew Byrnes on Building an Office (DHD142)
Nov 18, 2019 • 22 min
The last time we checked in with Dr. Drew Byrnes, he was just starting the building process of his beautiful new office. Now he’s been in the new office for some months and he’s got lots to say about the whole process! Drew tells us everything…the good,…
Dr. Frank Spear on the Stories Dentists Tell Each Other (DHP266)
Nov 15, 2019 • 82 min
Jason and Alan had the privilege of sitting down with the one and only Dr. Frank Spear. We had an hour during the Spear Summit to pick up where we left off from episode 235 and it was very interesting.
Everything is Marketing, Including Your Team with Missy Fryer (DHD141)
Nov 13, 2019 • 14 min
Everything is marketing. From the parking lot, to the reception area to the way your team treats your patients…it’s all marketing. Missy Fryer joins Alan to explain how a well trained team is probably some of the best marketing dollars you can spend!
The Clinical Hacks on Helicopter Skiing and Full Mouth Rehabs with Wade Pilling (CHP24)
Nov 12, 2019 • 29 min
This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews the legend himself Dr Wade Pilling about full mouth rehabilitations.
Finding the Light Curing Sweet Spot (DHD141)
Nov 11, 2019 • 13 min
How much energy does your curing light deliver? If you have more than one light, are they delivering the same amount? How can you make sure you aren’t undercuring your light activated materials while minimizing the heat from your curing light?
You Got Your CEREC in my Spear! (DHP265)
Nov 8, 2019 • 69 min
Dr. Mike Skramstad and Dr. Meena Barsoum are part of the team at CEREC Doctors and they sat down to talk with Jason and Al!
Planning Your Time Off (DHD140)
Nov 6, 2019 • 11 min
Al speaks with Dr. Kevin Donlin about the age old struggle of planning the calendar for next year.
Clinical Hacks on Composite Rehabs with Colin Lathrop (CHP 23)
Nov 5, 2019 • 33 min
By popular demand, we have Colin Lathrop back this week to discuss doing big case dentistry in composite.
Checklists and Digging for Gold with Missy Fryer (DHD139)
Nov 4, 2019 • 13 min
Missy Fryer joins Al to talk about the all new “Dental Office Survival Guide!”
Good Joints and Bad Joints with Dr. Jim McKee (DHP264)
Nov 1, 2019 • 77 min
Jason and Alan were joined by Chicago dentist Dr. Jim McKee to talk about TM joint, imaging and treating the TMJ patient.
Not all Ideas Are Brilliant (DHD138)
Oct 30, 2019 • 16 min
Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison started Dental Business Mentor. They’re both idea guys and admit that not all ideas area awesome.
Clinical Hacks with Colin Lathrop on Big Case Dentistry (CHP22)
Oct 29, 2019 • 37 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 22 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast Kevin sits this one out this week to wash his hair while Mac and Zach talk to Colin Lathrop. Colin has been really active in the Clinical Hacks FB group with posts about composite rehabs…
How Well Are You Really Curing? (DHD137)
Oct 28, 2019 • 22 min
Alan and Jason are joined by Dr. Chris Salierno and Chris Felix of Bluelight Analytics to talk about curing lights!
Dr. Rob Ritter is Social (DHP263)
Oct 25, 2019 • 75 min
Jason and Alan are once again joined by Dr. Rob Ritter! Rob sat down to talk about integrity marketing and really good suits!
Why VoD? The Speaker Lineup! (DHD136)
Oct 23, 2019 • 18 min
Alan explains one of the many reasons you need to register for the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Meeting!
The Clinical Hacks on Dealing with Failures (CHP 21)
Oct 22, 2019 • 31 min
The gang is back together and we’re talking about how we deal with failures.
Dentists in the National Guard with Dr. Kevin Donlin (DHD135)
Oct 21, 2019 • 18 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Kevin Donlin to discuss his experience in the National Guard.
They Go Together with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP262)
Oct 18, 2019 • 80 min
Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Jamison Spencer. We’ve discussed sleep and sleep apnea with him, we’ve discussed TMD with him. Today we focus on why those two things go together! Some of the topics we discuss: Why Jamison thinks…
Do You Need a Dental Business Mentor? (DHD134)
Oct 16, 2019 • 16 min
Yes. The answer is yes. Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison each have huge business successes in dentistry and they’ve each reached it in different ways. They are the perfect people to teach you how to run a successful dental practice and in…
The Clinical Hacks on Class V’s (CHP20)
Oct 15, 2019 • 32 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 20 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast This week the gang’s all here to discuss class V’s both carious and non carious Highlights include: For Carious Class V’s Mac uses and Kevin uses ! Zach uses in the posterior and…
Choose Your Own Reaction with Alan Mead (DHD133)
Oct 14, 2019 • 15 min
In today’s episode Dr. Alan Mead talks about how what happens to him isn’t necessarily in his control but how he chooses to react to it is.
Understanding Edentulism with Dr. Doug Benting (DHP261)
Oct 11, 2019 • 66 min
Jason and Alan are joined by prosthodontist Dr. Doug Benting to talk about treating the edentulous arch! A lot of dentists have very little experience with dentures and edentulous arches and for this reason, many (most?) dentists don’t like dentures! Doug…
How to Succeed in Business (with a little help) with Dr. Justin Bhullar and Dr. Paul Etchison (DHD132)
Oct 9, 2019 • 14 min
Dr. Paul Etchison and Dr. Justin Bhullar are both very successful dentists. They’ve grown practices in different ways and each of them has different experiences (single crazy growth in one practice vs. amazing multiple practices), but they both really…
The Clinical Hacks are Even Harder and Faster (CHP19)
Oct 8, 2019 • 29 min
Dr. Craig Harder returns to discuss efficient crown impressions!
“Getting Called Into Work” and Yak Shaving (DHD131)
Oct 7, 2019 • 15 min
Dr. Alan Mead rants about those that get “called into work” and lays forth about a concept called “Yak Shaving.”
The Vedder Society Celebrates 60 Years of CE (DHP260)
Oct 4, 2019 • 80 min
Last weekend was the 2019 Fall meeting and the society celebrated 60 years of continuing education and fellowship. Alan recorded a “live podcast” at the event where many of the members of the Vedder society shared some funny and emotional stories of what…
Introducing The Peaceful Practice Podcast with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHD130)
Oct 2, 2019 • 15 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski for a very exciting announcement! The two of them are launching a new podcast called “The Peaceful Practice Podcast.”
The Clinical Hacks Harder And Faster with Dr. Craig Harder (CHP18)
Oct 1, 2019 • 30 min
This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews Dr Craig Harder from Moses Lake Washington. This week’s topic is efficient crown prepping.
“Dr.” Adam McWethy is Abnormally Healthy (DHD129)
Sep 30, 2019 • 28 min
Jason and Alan sat down with perennial favorite “Dr.*” Adam McWethy. He tells awful jokes, discusses Spear Practice Solutions and explains how they can help you change your practice from top to bottom.
Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk in Microscopic Detail (DHP259)
Sep 27, 2019 • 74 min
Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a phenomenon. He’s a visionary microscope user, an amazing restorative dentist and he’s changing how dentists learn restorative dentistry. Jason and Alan were able to see his exquisite presentation at the Spear Summit and soon…
Considering a Microscope featuring Dr. Toussaint Crawford and Dr. Jason Smithson (DHD128)
Sep 25, 2019 • 28 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Toussaint Crawford, who is considering adding a dental microscope to his practice and Dr. Jason Smithson who is a consummate microscope user!
The Clinical Hacks on Implant Placement with Dr. Randy Houska (CHP17)
Sep 24, 2019 • 32 min
This week Kevin flies solo again and interviews the most famous dentist in the world Dr. Randy Houska. The topic this week was Kevin And Randy discuss the implant process from start to finish.
The Dental Hacks on Alpha Males and Shedding Sinuses (DHD 127)
Sep 23, 2019 • 12 min
Jason and Alan do a brief sound check before last weekend’s Spear Summit in Phoenix, AZ!
Seeing a Leader in the Mirror with Dr. Ricardo Mitrani (DHP258)
Sep 20, 2019 • 91 min
Dr. Ricardo Mitrani is obsessed with communication. He’s pretty open about that. And in today’s episode Jason and Alan got to talk with him about it.
Broken Systems and Hands Free Faucets with Dr. Alan Mead (DHD126)
Sep 18, 2019 • 13 min
How does a failure in roadside rest areas resemble implementation problems in a dental office? Only from the mind of Alan Mead.
The Clinical Hacks on Implant Education with Dr. Randy Houska (CHP16)
Sep 17, 2019 • 30 min
This week Kevin flies solo and interviews the most famous dentist in the world Dr. Randy Houska to talk about how they learned to place and restore implants.
Everything is Branding with Stephanie Skari (DHD125)
Sep 16, 2019 • 28 min
Jason and Alan complete their conversation with Stephanie Skari, art director at Spear Education and we now realize that everything is branding!
Dental School for Dentists with Dr. Gregg Kinzer (DHP257)
Sep 13, 2019 • 82 min
Have you ever wished you could go to dental school as a dentist? Jason and Alan talk to Dr. Gregg Spear of Spear Education about this very concept.
Dr. Alan Mead on Red Flags and Saying “No” (DHD124)
Sep 11, 2019 • 14 min
Have you ever had a patient that really wanted treatment and all of your instinct are to say “nope. Not happening?” Today Alan goes solo to talk about a situation that we all find ourselves in!
The Clinical Hacks on Sealants (CHP15)
Sep 10, 2019 • 27 min
This week we gave Mac Jones the week off to build a patio table and instead we talk about sealants.
How to Delegate with Dr. Gina Dorfman (DHD123)
Sep 9, 2019 • 24 min
Everyone talks about delegation. It sounds great, but it’s not as easy to do as you would think. Dr. Gina Dorfman is a person who gets a lot of things done and she does it with delegation!
Asking the Right Questions with Dr. Darin Dichter (DHP256)
Sep 6, 2019 • 77 min
Jason and Alan sat down to talk with Dr. Darin Dichter from Spear Education.
Changing Your Brand with Stephanie Skari, art director of Spear Education (DHD122)
Sep 4, 2019 • 15 min
Today’s episode is the first in a series of podcasts featuring Stephanie Skari, the art director at Spear Education talking about branding.
The Clinical Hacks on Hydrogen Peroxide with Dr. Aly Sergie (CHP14)
Sep 3, 2019 • 33 min
This week the gang gave Zach the week off and replaced him with someone with an amazing laugh, Dr. Aly Sergie.
Dr. Gina Dorfman Pays off the Cliffhanger (DHD121)
Sep 2, 2019 • 16 min
In episode 121 we hear the rest of the story of Gina’s company, YAPI! Gina is a dental software pioneer and her story is pretty great!
Announcing the Voices of Dentistry 2020! (DHP255)
Aug 30, 2019 • 30 min
In today’s episode, Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur podcast and Dr. Justin Moody of the “Dentists Implants and Worms” podcast to officially announce the Voices of Dentistry for 2020!
Dr. Mark Fleming on Knowing What You Know and Don’t Know (DHD120)
Aug 28, 2019 • 13 min
Dr. Mark Fleming of joined Jason and Alan on their recent trip to Spear Education and gave us some great insight. Today’s Dental Hacks Daily talks about the moment that you’re overwhelmed with what you’re learning at CE, which we were. How do you…
The Clinical Hacks on Biomimetics with Dr. Aly Sergie (CHP12)
Aug 27, 2019 • 31 min
This week the gang gave Zach the week off and replaced him with someone way smarter and marginally sexier, Dr. Aly Sergie.
Dr. Josie Dovidio on Being a Noob Podcaster (DHD119)
Aug 26, 2019 • 20 min
Dr. Josie Dovidio joins Alan again to talk about her journey into podcasting.
Encore Edition: Bob and Rob Strike Back! (DHP254)
Aug 23, 2019 • 98 min
We’re bringing back one of our most popular episodes while Jason and Alan are at Spear creating more amazing content! Enjoy another episode with Bob and Rob!
Dealing with Difficult Patients when You’re Not into Conflict (DHD118)
Aug 21, 2019 • 13 min
Alan spills his tips on dealing with difficult patients!
The Clinical Hacks on Posts and Cores (CHP12)
Aug 20, 2019 • 29 min
The boys are back and they’re here to talk about posts. And cores. And post and cores.
Dr. Gina Dorfman on Making Practice Management Software Useful (DHD117)
Aug 19, 2019 • 17 min
Dr. Gina Dorfman joins Alan to talk about why dental practice management software needs a little help.
Underpreppers Anonymous with Dr. Mike DiTolla (DHP253)
Aug 16, 2019 • 95 min
Jason and Alan are joined again by the legendary Dr. Mike DiTolla! He’s seen a lot of tooth preps in the world’s largest dental lab over the years and the bottom line is this: dentists routinely underprepare teeth.
Smithson on Group Practice (part 2), aka: “Building the Dental A-Team”
Aug 15, 2019 • 39 min
Jason Smithson joins Alan again to continue their discussion of group practice.
The Clinical Hacks on the New Patient Exam (CHP11)
Aug 13, 2019 • 29 min
How do Dr. Jason Lipscomb and Dr Shawn Van De Vyver and Dr. Zach Meiners do the new patient exam?
POWERlooking with Dr. Arthur Volker (DHD116)
Aug 12, 2019 • 16 min
Dr. Arthur Volker has created an anterior composite course for Cosmedent and it’s coming up in November! His course is called “POWERlooking: Anterior Direct Composite Course and it’s this coming November 14-15!
The Evolution of Dental Social Media (DHP252)
Aug 9, 2019 • 73 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski to talk about their journey from the early days of DentalTown bulletin boards to the cutting edge of Dental Facebook!
Smithson on Group Practice (part 1)
Aug 8, 2019 • 31 min
Alan and Dr. Jason Smithson discuss what “group practice” means.
The Clinical Hacks on Short Term Ortho (CHP10)
Aug 6, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 10 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast! This week Kevin and Mac take a break to enjoy their lives, while Zach recruits a few guys you might have heard of before to join him to talk about short term ortho. Jason Lipscomb and…
How to Take a Sabbatical as a Dentist with Dr. Josie Dovidio (DHD115)
Aug 5, 2019 • 16 min
When minor health issues hand you lemons, make lemonade! Dr. Josie Dovidio joins Alan again to explain how this mid career dentist took a sabbatical.
The Return of the Queens of Airway (DHP251)
Aug 2, 2019 • 80 min
The Queens of Airway are back! Jason and Alan are joined again by Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott! This episode digs deep in to pediatric airway management.
Dr. Arthur Volker on Adding Lab Technology and Being Iron Man (DHD114)
Jul 31, 2019 • 16 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Arthur Volker again this time to talk about the technology he’s recently added to his office.
The Clinical Hacks on Immediate Dentures (CHPH09)
Jul 30, 2019 • 33 min
More hot denture talk courtesy of our special guest Dr. Russell Schafer This time we get into immediate dentures and printed dentures. Hot takes abound!
Ergonomics is for Real with Katrina Klein (DHD114)
Jul 29, 2019 • 16 min
Katrina Klein joins Alan to talk about preventing ergnomic injuries in dentistry and how she helps dental team members that find themselves in pain.
Encore edition: Working Interferences vs. Dental Hacks Cage Match (DHP250)
Jul 26, 2019 • 82 min
This is an Encore edition of the Dental Hacks podcast. Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Jason and Alan to talk about their new (now not so new) podcast, Working Interferences with Josh and Lance.
Dr. Josie Dovidio Started a Podcast (DHD113)
Jul 24, 2019 • 16 min
Our friend, Dr. Josie Dovidio, started a podcast! The Josieology podcast features conversations with interesting people talking about their stories and you should go check it out!
The Clinical Hacks on Dentures (CHP08)
Jul 23, 2019 • 33 min
Dr. Russell Schafer joins the guys to explain how he does it and how he’s simplified it to make it profitable and even (gasp) enjoyable!
Composite vs. Ceramic Smiles with Dr. Arthur Volker (DHD112)
Jul 22, 2019 • 15 min
Dr. Arthur Volker joins Alan to talk about the decision tree he uses to help determine whether ceramic or composite is the right material choice!
Dr. August De Oliveira Made Easy (DHP249)
Jul 19, 2019 • 88 min
Dr. August De Oliveira joins Jason and Alan to talk about dental implants, writing books, DentalTown, 3D printing, CEREC, Facebook groups and claiming to invent stuff that was really just you buying a 3D printer on Amazon.
Adding a Microscope to your Practice with Dr. Jihyon Kim (DHD111)
Jul 17, 2019 • 15 min
Dr. Jihyon Kim and Alan discuss the pros and cons of microscope dentistry and how to make it part of your office’s culture.
The Clinical Hacks on Dental Labs (CHP07)
Jul 16, 2019 • 28 min
The Clinical Hacks weigh in on the eternal dental lab questions like local vs. big production lab, scan vs. impression and everyone hates removable.
Meditation is for Normal People with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHD110)
Jul 15, 2019 • 18 min
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan again to help dentists understand is a tool that anyone can use to reduce stress and anxiety and help center their life!
How to Grow a Dentist with Vin Cardillo (DHP248)
Jul 12, 2019 • 85 min
Jason and Alan are joined by DSO luminary Vin Cardillo of Maeva Dental Advisors! Vin has been an integral part of the growing trend of DSOs spreading throughout the United States and he understand the industry from top to bottom!
Smithson on Specialization (part 2)
Jul 11, 2019 • 39 min
“You get the rough with the smooth.” —Dr. Jason Smithson on having a specialty Alan and Jason continue their conversation about specialization. This episode is where we get to the good stuff where we really dig into the pros and cons of specialization and…
Al on Facebook Groups (DHD109)
Jul 9, 2019 • 16 min
Al goes solo to talk about Facebook groups. Not Facebook groups in general, though. He dives deep specifically on Dental Hacks Facebook groups. He talks about: Finally, the newest of the Dental Hacks affiliated Facebook groups…. If you’re…
The Clinical Hacks on Crown Materials (CHP06)
Jul 9, 2019 • 27 min
Zach, Mac and Kevin spend a little time talking about the materials they’re using to crown teeth! They discuss: What’s the go to for single unit posteriors (Mac and Zach are mostly zirconia, Kevin = Emax) Anterior cases? Bonding or cementing?…
Encore Edition: How Early for Airway with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHD108)
Jul 8, 2019 • 17 min
Today’s episode features Jason and Alan talking with Dr. Jeff Rouse of Spear Education! This recording came from the recent Dentsply Sirona World in Orlando where the Dental Hacks were podcasting in the Spear Education booth! They talked with Dr….
Encore edition: News Flash…your patients have sleep apnea with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP247)
Jul 5, 2019 • 80 min
Dr. Jamison Spencer joins Jason and Alan to talk about sleep medicine and TMD treatment in the dental office. Once you’ve learned some things about sleep apnea you come to see the symptoms and consequences in LOTS of your patients. Bruxism, gastric…
Smithson on Specialization (part 1)
Jul 4, 2019 • 30 min
Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan this week to talk about specialization. Jason has taken a pretty interesting path to the career he currently has. His first focus was going to be going through a fixed pros residency in the US with a plan to teach at a…
One Composite to Rule Them All with Dr. Josh Austin (DHD107)
Jul 3, 2019 • 18 min
Dr. Josh Austin joins Alan to talk about two new “universal” composites that have come on the scene. Are they really all you need for both posterior and anterior? Can you survive with so few shades? Will Josh and Al really not go lighter than A2 when…
The Clinical Hacks on Extractions (CHP05)
Jul 2, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 5 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast! In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing basic extractions. Highlights today include: Mac and Kevin are talented at extractions and do it all Zach’s…
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski on Being Honest and Being Human (DHD106)
Jul 1, 2019 • 21 min
This might be the most important Dental Hacks podcast we’ve ever released! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski talks with Alan about how to manage your emotions and how to let yourself be yourself! As she says, “managing your emotions doesn’t make you weak, quite…
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt has Cool Tools (DHP246)
Jun 28, 2019 • 87 min
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt joins Jason and Alan again to talk about the journey he made into chairside CAD-CAM. He was there when CEREC was “new” and jumped in hard! From the early days on DentalTown right up to the secretive release of the CEREC Primescan,…
Smithson on Microscopes
Jun 27, 2019 • 27 min
A couple weeks ago, Jason Smithson joined Alan to talk about magnification. Today’s episode is a fitting “part 2” of this conversation where we take a deeper dive on dental operating microscopes. We talk about the learning curve, the vital features…
You Can Be in a Magazine with Dr. Chris Salierno (DHD105)
Jun 26, 2019 • 13 min
Do you have an idea that you’d like to share with your dental colleagues? The folks at Dental Economics might like to spread the word for you! Alan talks with Dr. Chris Salierno about dental publishing and how he, as editor of Dental Economics…
The Clinical Hacks on Temporaries (CHP04)
Jun 25, 2019 • 32 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 4 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast! In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing basic crown and bridge temporaries. Highlights today include: Kevin immediately one-ups the groups and…
Remembering to Remember with Dr. Dawn Kulongowski (DHD104)
Jun 24, 2019 • 19 min
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Alan again to talk about one of the more interesting things about practicing mindfulness. It’s easy to forget what you’ve learned! Both Alan and Dawn reached point in their lives where they had to make conscious changes but…
Reese Harper on Accidental Business Owners (DHP145)
Jun 21, 2019 • 99 min
So many dentists become business owners almost by accident. Yes, we expect to be high earners, but many of us don’t really know what that means. We’re highly trained in dentistry but we’re essentially untrained in handling money. Reese Harper of…
Smithson on Social Media
Jun 20, 2019 • 32 min
Jason and Alan kick around the pros and cons of the major social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) and how dentists are using (and abusing them). They also step back in time to discuss how the DentalTown bulletin boards and how they affected…
Restorative vs. Reparative Dentistry with Dr. Jihyon Kim (DHD103)
Jun 19, 2019 • 17 min
Dr. Jihyon Kim joins Alan again to talk about the skill sets that get lost (or never get learned in the first place) for doing direct restorations. In a world where it’s much more convenient and profitable to do things indirectly, she thinks there is…
The Clinical Hacks on Class III Fillings (CHP03)
Jun 18, 2019 • 34 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 3 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast! In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their methods for doing the class III anterior restoration. Highlights today include: We all walk through doing a #7 MBL…
Better Dental Ergonomics with Katrina Klein (DHD102)
Jun 17, 2019 • 17 min
Almost everything we do is a huge risk for repetitive stress injury! If you don’t suffer from a sore neck and back yet, you probably will at some point in your career. In DHD episode Katrina Klein joins Alan to talk about tools we can get to…
Keto and Ortho with Dr. Matt Standridge (DHP244)
Jun 14, 2019 • 83 min
As the Dental Hacks approach 5 years in podcasting we are featuring one of the original members of the Dental Hacks Brain Trust, Dr. Matt Standridge! A lot has happened in those 5 years for Matt and we dig into what he’s been up to in that time. For…
Smithson on Magnification
Jun 13, 2019 • 32 min
Today’s episode features a conversation about magnfication. Jason and Alan are both dental microscope users and have had interesting journeys from essentially no magnification to loupes all the way to regular use of microscopes! If you have any…
Yelp is Worse Than Candy Corn with Dr. Josh Austin (DHD101)
Jun 12, 2019 • 21 min
Dr. Josh Austin joins Alan to discuss getting reviews for your office. Should you pay a service? Josh thinks “no.” He explains the systems that he uses to get lots of reviews in Google as well as Yelp (he asks for some, but not for others). We also…
The Clinical Hacks on Tissue Retraction (CHP02)
Jun 11, 2019 • 30 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 2 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast! In this riveting episode, each of the Hacks discusses their tissue retraction methods for crown and bridge impressions/scans. Highlights today include: There are a lot of different ways to…
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski’s Amazing Journey (DHD100)
Jun 10, 2019 • 16 min
Dr. Dawn Kulongowski has been a fixture of our little podcast. She’s smart and funny. But did you know that she’s also had a pretty amazing journey over the last several years? Dawn became a mindfulness teacher and now runs an amazing Facebook group…
Should you do Endo with Dr. Lou Berman (DHP243)
Jun 7, 2019 • 86 min
The Dental Hacks are once again joined by Dr. Lou Berman. Lou is an endodontist, one of the editors of “Pathways to the Pulp,” contributor and organizer of Spear Education’s for endodontics and more recently, purveyor of amazing yet inexpensive…
Smithson on Science
Jun 6, 2019 • 35 min
Welcome to our new podcast that we’re calling “Smithson on…” The podcast will feature one of our most popular returning guests on the Dental Hacks podcast, Dr. Jason Smithson. Jason is a clinical dentist and educator from the UK. Dental Hacks…
Dr. Chris Salierno on the Future of Dental Meetings (DHD99)
Jun 5, 2019 • 15 min
Dr. Chris Salierno knows dental meetings. As editor of Dental Economics magazine, he spends a LOT of time in dental meetings! In today’s Daily Chris and I discuss how dental meetings are changing and how they still have a future! Some links from…
The Clinical Hacks on Composite (CHP01)
Jun 4, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 1 of the Clinical Hacks Podcast! Our first episode comes from a live recording at Voices of Dentistry in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. We sat down in the tent, put on some headsets and a podcast was born! Introducing the…
New Directions for Dr. Jihyon Kim (DHD98)
Jun 3, 2019 • 20 min
The Dental Hacks have been a pretty big fan of Dr. Jihyon Kim ever since we met her at the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma! She’s been a big part of getting the word out about patient centered care and direct injection molded dentistry. She…
Encore edition: Digital Dentures with Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Nate Farley
May 31, 2019 • 85 min
Jason and Alan talk with Dr. Valerie Cooper () and Dr. Nate Farley () about the future of dentures. And the future of dentures is…digital! Do you hate dentures? Do you wish you could love dentures? This episode of the Dental Hacks podcast…
Adam McWethy on Selling Stuff (DHD97)
May 29, 2019 • 25 min
The Dental Hacks were joined by our friend Adam McWethy to talk about sales. Specifically…retail sales. Adam has a history that included retail sales and he has some valuable insights for our listeners…both as customers as well as people selling a…
Coming soon on the Dental Hacks Podcast! (DHD96)
May 27, 2019 • 12 min
Al sits down to talk about what’s coming up on the Dental Hacks Podcast in June 2019! Some links from the show: email us: VoD 2020 will be on January 24-25, 2020 and held at the ! Save the date!
Encore edition: Endo Nerds Rejoice! (Khademi and Herbranson) (DHP241)
May 24, 2019 • 99 min
Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson join Alan to talk about the state of endodontics, conserving dentin and how we know what we know. I got to know Dr. John Khademi in the mid-2000’s from . I was introduced to Dr. Eric Herbranson in 2011 at…
Encore edition: “Will you be mad at me if…?” (DHD95)
May 22, 2019 • 14 min
Alan talks with Dr. Bart Schultz about his strategy of using multiple consults. Who gets them and why? If you’re diagnosing and treatment planning comprehensive care or even if you just aspire to, Bart has some strategies you can use! Even better, he…
Encore edition: Easiest. Reviews. Ever. (DHD94)
May 20, 2019 • 13 min
Jason and Alan both use Podium to help with reviews in their dental practices. In fact, Jason dragged Alan kicking and screaming to the Podium booth at Dentsply Sirona World and made him sign up. Alan got 5 new Google reviews in the first 3 days of…
Encore edition: Take a Vacation with the Brain Trust (DHP240)
May 17, 2019 • 81 min
Vacation. Time off. Holiday. Whatever you call it, we all crave it and we want more of it. But how does it work in your office? We decided to have a Brain Trust to cover “how we take time off” and it was amazing! Ironically, Jason was on vacation when…
Encore edition: Dr. Russell Kirk is an Editor (also Crazy) (DHD93)
May 15, 2019 • 13 min
Dr. Russell Kirk joins Alan to talk about how publishing in dentistry is slowly but surely changing. This interesting conversation between to publishers in the dental space discusses technology and why publishing is so slow to change. Russell’s links:…
Encore edition: Shawn Van de Vyver Drives into a Mountain (DHD92)
May 13, 2019 • 13 min
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver of and the joins Alan to talk about their experience buying and selling stuff on eBay. They’ve both had overwhelmingly good experiences and a few bad experiences. The morals of the story is 1) be careful when using eBay for…
Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer on How We Learn (DHP239)
May 10, 2019 • 82 min
Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer about dental CE: where it’s been and where it’s going! The Dental Hacks welcome two luminaries of Dental CE to the show! Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer discuss all…
Encore edition: Dr. Lance Timmerman’s Sleepy Journey (DHD91)
May 8, 2019 • 13 min
Today Alan talks with Dr. Lance Timmerman about how he started learning to diagnose and treat sleep apnea and other airway problems. They discuss the right way to learn about and incorporate airway and sleep into your practice! Lance’s links:
Encore edition: Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on Exocad and Opiate Prescribing (DHD90)
May 6, 2019 • 19 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver to talk about Michigan’s new law requiring prescribers to counsel their patients before prescribing them opiate medications. Shawn’s links:
Encore edition: The Queens of the Airway (DHP238)
May 3, 2019 • 85 min
The Dental Hacks are joined by three amazing women…all dentists that are crazy passionate about treating airway issue early and often! Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott about airway issues and…
Encore edition: Dr. Bart Schultz on big case dentistry (DHD89)
May 1, 2019 • 15 min
Al talks with his dental school classmate/best friend Dr. Bart Schultz about big case dentistry. Bart has done extensive training in implants and reconstruction through Misch and Spear among others. He’s one of the guys who actually does a lot of the…
Fixing the Dentist Hump with Katrina Klein (DHD88)
Apr 29, 2019 • 19 min
In DHD episode 88 Alan speaks with Katrina Klein about ergonomics! Katrina is a hygienist, “ergonomist,” personal trainer and bodybuilder which makes her eminently qualified to help dental people with their ergonomic challenges! If you have the…
Hacks on Hacks: Dental School and Stuff (DHP237)
Apr 26, 2019 • 81 min
Jason and Alan tried something a little new for episode 237. Your Dental Hacks co-hosts have been podcasting together for almost 5 years, but there are still things we don’t really know about each other! So…we decided to dig into that! What…
Dr. Josh Austin has Loupes. A lot of them. (DHD87)
Apr 24, 2019 • 24 min
If one is good, more is better right? Dr. Joshua Austin is kind of like that guy with a big collection of sports cars, except nerdier. He’s got a bunch of loupes and we discuss why you need to use them! Also headlamps. Some links from the show:…
“The Truth About Dentistry” with Dr. Alan Mead (DHD86)
Apr 22, 2019 • 17 min
Episode 86 of the Dental Hacks Daily features Alan dissecting a hit piece in the Atlantic called “The Truth About Dentistry.” The article is in the Atlantic Magazine and it’s written by Ferris Jabr. It had potential, but predictably was used to make…
Dr. Richard Low is Planking. And He’s Sorry. (DHP236)
Apr 19, 2019 • 84 min
Jason and Alan spent a lot of quality time with Dr. Richard Low a this year’s Chicago Midwinter meeting! Richard is a relatively recent graduate from dental school and he’s in the army now! He’s a huge resource for dental students and new graduates! …
Dr. Jason Smithson on Compromise and Rubber Dams (DHD85)
Apr 17, 2019 • 19 min
“We as dentists make life hard for ourselves by compromising too much.” —Dr. Jason Smithson In a nutshell, this statement is why Jason Smithson is my hero. Also my spirit animal. In this very special edition of the Dental Hacks Daily I had a chance…
Introducing the Clinical Hacks Podcast! (DHD84)
Apr 15, 2019 • 15 min
Proud isn’t really the right word. Maybe ecstatic is. The Dental Hacks podcast has a spinoff! Just like “Happy Days” produced “Mork and Mindy” and “Breaking Bad” birthed “Better Call Saul,” the Dental Hacks podcast is proud to announce a new podcast….
Dr. Frank Spear on the Future of Dentistry (DHP235)
Apr 12, 2019 • 82 min
Jason and Alan welcome Dr. Frank Spear to the podcast to talk about some big picture concepts. Frank was asked to give the keynote lecture to the Cal-lab Annual Session in 2019 and was asked to predict the future of dentist/dental lab relationships….
CE, content creation and SEO with Ben Rojek from Spear Education (DHD83)
Apr 10, 2019 • 46 min
Alan sits down to talk with Ben Rojek, of Spear Education. Ben wears multiple hats at Spear and one of them was the editor of Spear Digest! He has a background in journalism and marketing and we had an interesting conversation about content creation…
Everything Works and Everything Doesn’t with Dr. Gary DeWood (DHD82)
Apr 8, 2019 • 45 min
Alan talks with Dr. Gary DeWood about what makes patients choose to do dentistry. What makes them choose you? A few highlights: What is case acceptance? Why did your patient come into the office in the first place? (spoiler: they probably don’t know)…
Getting “Hands On” with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb (DHP234)
Apr 5, 2019 • 83 min
Jason and Alan welcome back Dr. Dennis Hartlieb for episode 234! Dennis is an exceptional clinician but perhaps an even better teacher! Dennis tells us all about how he started teaching over 20 years ago and how he discovered a way to teach to every…
Website Chat and Virtual Consults with the Wonderist Agency (DHD81)
Apr 3, 2019 • 19 min
We’re joined again by Laura Maly and Michael Anderson of the ! Some of the topics we discuss are: Adding chat to your website (spoiler: patients LOVE this) What is a virtual consult and why do you want to add this to your web presence? Video vs….
Proactive Tax Planning and Accounting with Craig Cody (DHD80)
Apr 1, 2019 • 17 min
We’re joined once again by Craig is a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! Craig supported Voices of Dentistry in 2019 and we’re very excited to bring him back onto the podcast! In episode 80 we discuss: How…
Dr. Lance Timmerman is a Throwback (DHD233)
Mar 29, 2019 • 57 min
We bring it back to the beginning with episode 233. Way back in June of 2014, Jason and Alan launched the Dental Hacks podcast with our first guest, Dr. Lance Timmerman! You may know Lance from the wildly successful and funny “” podcast or you may…
Patrick Bernardi gives us the GreenLight (DHD 79)
Mar 27, 2019 • 10 min
At last month’s Chicago Midwinter meeting, Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with Patrick Bernardi, Chief Marketing Officer of Hu-Friedy. Patrick talked about their new program to help dental offices with all of their compliance issues. It’s called…
From the UK to the Chicago Midwinter with Dr. David Traynor (DHD 78)
Mar 25, 2019 • 14 min
Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. David Traynor at the Chicago Midwinter. Both of them are dentists in Michigan, but one of them has a much better accent! David grew up in the UK and shares some of his experiences about becoming a dentist in the…
Clincheck Yourself with Dr. Robin Bethell (DHP 232)
Mar 22, 2019 • 84 min
Jason speaks with Dr. Robin Bethell, the brain behind the “Aligner Nation” Facebook page and clear a huge aligner aficionado. The two of them dig into clear aligners, the lack of deeper continuing education in aligners, in office aligner treatment and…
Creating Systems and Leadership with Dr. Sarah Blair and Mark Ketterhagen (DHD 77)
Mar 20, 2019 • 10 min
Alan was joined by Dr. Sarah Blair and Mark Ketterhagen of to talk about how to create systems in your practice as well as how to become a better leader in your practice. We ask the question “who needs a coach?” (spoiler…it’s everyone). We…
Laura Maly and Michael Anderson on Marketing Effectiveness (DHD76)
Mar 18, 2019 • 13 min
Laura Maly and Michael Anderson of the join Alan to talk about marketing. Laura and Michael have a lot to say about dentists being involved with their own marketing. Some of the topics we discuss are: What’s the best marketing for me?…
Dr. Cory Glenn and Dr. Brian McGue on Innovation and Oral Sedation (DHP231)
Mar 14, 2019 • 82 min
Jason and Alan are joined by two different innovators on episode 231. First we spoke with Dr. Cory Glenn on digital dentures and his 230 acre dental CE getaway in Tennessee. Then we talked with Dr. Brian McGue about effectively (and profitably)…
Organize Your Operatory with Nicolle Campion and Kay Hickey of Zirc (DHD76)
Mar 13, 2019 • 14 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Nicolle Campion (president) and Kay Hickey (sales specialist) of Zirc. You see, it just so happens that Jason is doing another startup and our friends at Zirc are here to explain that it’s never too soon to be…
Unsexy Products Need Love Too with Dr. Jason Goodchild (DHD74)
Mar 11, 2019 • 19 min
Sure it’s fun to roll out the newest intraoral scanner or 3D printer. Not every product can be that sexy even though they can be important! Dr. Jason Goodchild joins Jason and Alan to talk about the Chicago Midwinter, how to time product roll outs and…
Boards, Rotations and Loans with Timothy Johnson and Colin Mitchell (DHP230)
Mar 8, 2019 • 85 min
Jason and Alan had a chance to talk with fourth year dental students Timothy Johnson and Colin Mitchell. They’re finishing up dental school at Southern Illinois University school of dentistry. These level headed D4s filled us in on what’s good,…
Sound Checking with Jason and Alan (DHP73)
Mar 6, 2019 • 18 min
I promised Jason that I wouldn’t put this one out. Promise broken. Jason and Alan decided to do an impromptu sound check podcast at the Premier Booth at the Chicago Midwinter and the result was hilarious. If we have any Russian listeners please…
Mila on Insta (DHD 72)
Mar 4, 2019 • 17 min
Mila Ugryn is the social media guru at Cosmedent. Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with her about how dentists can use social media to promote their practices. Specifically…Instagram! She gives a bunch of great advice to dentists trying to start…
Sailing Away On Recurrent Decay with Teresa Duncan (DHP229)
Mar 1, 2019 • 63 min
The amazing Teresa Duncan (aka: TDuncs) joins Jason to talk about what’s new with insurance in 2019! Teresa is the owner of , which is a company that helps dental offices with insurance, coding and documentation! Links from the show: Teresa on /…
A Microscope in Every Operatory with Dave Kelton (DHD71)
Feb 27, 2019 • 16 min
Alan sat down with of Labomed to talk about dental microscopes! Dave had a booth at the recent Chicago Midwinter where he was showing the world the amazing Labomed Magna microscope! Dave has had a lot of years of experience with dental microscopes…
Dr. Chris Salierno Introduces the Dental Girdle at CMW (DHD70)
Feb 25, 2019 • 13 min
Jason and Alan talked with Dr. Chris Salierno in the Premier Dental booth at last weekend’s Chicago Midwinter about a new product he has invented to help with your posture and mimics ripped abs. He’s planning on making millions. Links from the Show: …
Ask. Us. Anything. (DHP228)
Feb 22, 2019 • 81 min
Jason and Alan take questions from the Dental Hacks Nation. And the DHN comes through! In episode 228 we answer: What are your favorite pizza toppings? What was your most hilariously embarrassing moment? Have you ever drilled into the wrong tooth?…
#woke Dentistry with Michael and Chad from Awaken2Sleep (DHD69)
Feb 20, 2019 • 20 min
Jason and Alan sit down for a humorous and informative talk with Michael Cowen and Chad Wooters about their new and very extensive online platform for dental teams that want to incorporate sleep dentistry into their practices! The training is online…
Richard Heend Created the Internet…kind of (AME076)
Feb 19, 2019 • 53 min
1983. The beginning of seventh grade. That’s when the Rich and Al story started. Al has been friends with Richard Heend for more than 35 years. Which makes me feel super old. Rich had computers long before people normally had computers. This is where…
Don’t Buy Stuff for the Write Off and Other Wisdom from Craig Cody (DHD68)
Feb 18, 2019 • 12 min
joins us again for some more wisdom from an accountant. Craig is a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! In episode 68 we discuss: What are the biggest accounting mistakes dentists make? Should you buy equipment…
“Knowing What Good Looks Like” with Dr. Mitch Ellingson (DHP227)
Feb 15, 2019 • 80 min
Everyone knows that their practice management software is full of data about their practice. Some would argue that getting at that data is kind of tough and a lot of dentists probably wouldn’t know what to do with that data if they could get it. Dr….
Booking Appointments Online with Localmed at VoD 2019 (DHD67)
Feb 13, 2019 • 16 min
I’m the guy who uses the self checkout line at the grocery store. I book my flights online. I buy almost everything from Amazon. So why can’t your patients book appointments on your website? In today’s Dental Hacks Daily Alan talks with Vanessa…
JLips on the Dental Hacks Academy (DHP66)
Feb 11, 2019 • 26 min
This episode is amazing! Jason sits down with Caitlin and Brian Schlichting of Digitalfire! They are the geniuses behind the Dental Hacks Academy and they’re here to explain what in the world that is! If you’re interested in understanding digital…
Gratitude, Willingness and Study Clubs with Dr. Steve Ratcliff (DHP226)
Feb 8, 2019 • 82 min
Jason and Alan had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Steve Ratcliff at Spear Education. Steve has had been a dental educator for a lot of years. He spent a lot of years teaching at the Pankey Institute and came over to the Scottsdale Center, which…
Introducing the CEREC Primescan with Dr. Mike Skramstad (DHD65)
Feb 6, 2019 • 21 min
Jason and Alan are honored to speak with Dr. Mike Skramstad of CERECDoctors about Dentsply Sirona’s brand new CEREC Primescan! The news broke a couple days ago and the Dental Hacks got to speak with someone who has been very close to the whole…
Bioclear on Tour with Jeremy Henderson (DHD64)
Feb 4, 2019 • 17 min
Alan speaks with Jeremy Henderson of Bioclear to talk about some spectacular Bioclear news! 3M and Bioclear are working together to bring the Bioclear Method closer to home for dentists across the U.S.! For instance: 3M reps across the country have…
The Dental Hacks do The Voices of Dentistry (DHP225)
Jan 31, 2019 • 90 min
Last weekend was a big one for Jason and Alan! We spent the whole weekend with dental podcast enthusiasts in Scottsdale, AZ. Both of us presented at the Voices of Dentistry meeting, and today we’re going to share those presentations with you! Jason…
Dr. Mike DiTolla on Direct To Consumer Dentistry (DHD63)
Jan 30, 2019 • 14 min
Jason and Alan had the pleasure of podcasting LIVE with Dr. Mike DiTolla at the 3rd annual meeting! We got to talk with Mike about a topic that’s VERY hot right now…direct to consumer dentistry. We talk about orthodontic aligners sans dentist,…
Dr. Lance Timmerman Doesn’t Take it Personally (DHD62)
Jan 28, 2019 • 13 min
Alan talks with Dr. Lance Timmerman about the “Third Agreement” of “.” The author don Miguel Ruiz suggests never taking anything personally. This is an amazing suggestion and rule, but hard to follow. Lance has lots to say about it! Lance was amazing…
Dr. Darin Dichter on Choosing Prosthodontics (DHP224)
Jan 25, 2019 • 72 min
Dr. Darin Dichter is full time faculty at Spear Education. He’s a prosthodontist, but practiced general dentistry for a lot of years before heading to UCLA for a pros residency! We talk about Spear Education, restorative dentistry and residency…
Laura Maly and Michael Anderson on Authenticity in Marketing (DHD61)
Jan 23, 2019 • 12 min
Laura Maly and Michael Anderson of the join Alan to talk about marketing. Laura and Michael have a lot to say about dentists being involved with their own marketing. Some of the topics we discuss are: Why it isn’t smart for dentists to “just write…
Avoid Surprises by Talking to Your Accountant with Craig Cody CPA (DHD60)
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
Alan has a chance to talk with , a CPA, tax coach and an adviser to all kinds of small business owners! In episode 60 we discuss: How does Craig’s experience as a cop in Manhattan help him in his current gig? How often should you be talking to your…
The Brain Trust Does Endo (DHP223)
Jan 18, 2019 • 81 min
Some people say that dental podcasts haven’t given endo enough love. Episode 223 is here to fix that! Jason and Alan were joined by three general dentists that love endo to talk all things root canals! Dr. Mac Jones, Dr. and Dr. Kevin Fryer join the…
“We Know How to Train CEREC” with Dr. Mark Fleming (DHD59)
Jan 16, 2019 • 33 min
We sat down with Dr. Mark Fleming of CEREC Doctors at DS World last September. Alan and Mark go WAY back to DentalTown days (circa 2001). Mark has made some interesting moves in his career and has ended up on faculty at CEREC Doctors in Scottsdale!…
Dr. Lance Timmerman on O.P.P. (Other Peoples’ Practices) (DHD58)
Jan 14, 2019 • 15 min
What starts as an innocent question about his family becomes a near tirade by Dr. Lance Timmerman! We hear what it’s like working in someone else’s practice from a guy who has owned his own practice since the beginning! This episode is hilarious and…
Dr. Jason Smithson Goes Old School (DHP222)
Jan 11, 2019 • 76 min
Dr. Jason Smithson makes a triumphant return to the Dental Hacks Podcast! Jason and Alan spent an hour talking about what’s going on in the life of one of our most requested guests! Jason tells us about: Being forced into a different practice (and…
Hiring is a Pain. Kiera Dent Can Help (DHD57)
Jan 9, 2019 • 12 min
Dentists hate hiring. We hate hiring so much we hang on to employees longer than we should. So what’s the solution? Kiera Dent is here to help! Kiera has a bunch of actionable ideas that you’re going to love! writing an ad (be different) where…
Be Careful What You Wish For with Dr. Lance Timmerman (DHD56)
Jan 7, 2019 • 14 min
Dr. Lance Timmerman joins Alan to talk about the pros and cons of sedation dentistry. Does marketing for sedation patients actually attract crazy patients? When would you want to use IV sedation vs. oral? You’ll find this conversation interesting!…
The Brain Trust CRUSHES 2018 (DHP221)
Jan 4, 2019 • 82 min
In today’s episode Jason and Alan are joined by 3 Brain Trust noobs and they CRUSH IT! We have long time friends of the show (and Dental Hacks Nation) Dr. Craig Harder, Dr. Rusty Fitton and Dr. Daniel Smith join us for this live to tape…
“Beautiful Separations” with Kiera Dent (DHD55)
Jan 2, 2019 • 16 min
Firing. Most everyone hates it, so often we don’t do it as soon as we should. Kiera Dent has a different take on firing. Why not make it so the employee that needs to go understands exactly why they’re going, expects it and maybe even thanks you? Does…
Gino Andreozzi on creating video (DHD54)
Dec 31, 2018 • 25 min
Gino Andreozzi creates video. Essentially he’s the guy that makes the Spear Online videos as good as they are. Alan had a chance to pick his brain about how he does what he does and more importantly…how can WE make better video for our office!…
The Dental Hacks Wrap Up 2018 (DHP220)
Dec 28, 2018 • 74 min
[caption id=”attachment_1105” align=”alignright” width=”500”] Jason and Alan on stage at Spear Education, moments before they brought the hook[/caption] Jason and Alan do a wrap of to the year that was 2018! In this episode we discuss: What the hell…
Knowing Your Practice’s “Vitals” with Kiera Dent (DHD53)
Dec 24, 2018 • 16 min
Kiera Dent joins us again, this time to give us some specific “KPIs” (Key Performance Indicators) for your practice! We talk about: The most important things to track The number that feeds your ego vs. the number that feeds your family How to look at…
Starting Stuff with Dr. Sameer Puri (DHP219)
Dec 21, 2018 • 81 min
We spoke with Dr. Sameer Puri during our trip to Spear Education earlier this month. Alan has known Sam since the early days of DentalTown and they had a LOT to talk about. It turns out that Sam has created a lot of great stuff in dentistry since…
Dr. Kenton Ross on the Advantages of Study Clubs (DHD52)
Dec 19, 2018 • 17 min
Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Kenton Ross about the importance of participating in a study club. Specifically his Spear Study Clubs While they visited Spear Education earlier this month the Dental Hacks ran into a lot of people who participate…
Sound Checking Kiera Dent (DHD51)
Dec 17, 2018 • 12 min
Today we feature Kiera Dent of Kiera’s Dental Consulting. Alan had never had the pleasure of talking to Kiera, so while Al checked levels she told him how she got into consulting. What started out as a sound check turned into an awesome Daily episode!…
Putting Dr. Wayne Remington Under a Microscope (DHP218)
Dec 14, 2018 • 67 min
Today’s episode features Dr. Wayne Remington. Alan and Wayne have known each other for a long time as Wayne was one of the people who influenced Alan to get into dental operating microscopes! In today’s episode we discuss: How Wayne first became…
Animating Spear Education with Dan Kawabata (DHD50)
Dec 12, 2018 • 18 min
We have a unique interview for you today! Alan had a chance to talk with Dan Kawabata who works with Spear Education to create 3D animation for Spear Online. So all of those amazing waiting room videos and patient education animations…those are…
Using Video to Get Noticed with Shane Simmons (DHD49)
Dec 10, 2018 • 14 min
Shane Simmons of Crimson Media Group joins us again, this time to talk about video. Video gets more attention and frankly gets rewarded by Facebook and Youtube. In today’s episode Shane shares with us three easy ways to use video! Shane’s links: …
Seeing the Big Picture with Dr. Gregg Kinzer (DHP217)
Dec 7, 2018 • 83 min
Dr. Gregg Kinzer took time out of his busy (insane?) schedule teaching on campus to speak with Jason and Alan! He’s a dental education rock star who spends half his time How Spear Education really works…from big picture concepts to logistics of…
Dr. Justin Moody on VoD and Implant Pathway (DHD48)
Dec 5, 2018 • 45 min
Today we feature the one and only Dr. Justin Moody! Alan had a chance to sit down in Justin’s studio in Tempe, AZ to talk all about the Voices of Dentistry and Justin’s amazing teaching clinic for Implant Pathway! Justin’s links:
Dr. Martin Mendelson helps us G.R.O.W. (DHD47)
Dec 3, 2018 • 13 min
Dental Hacks Nation, welcome to December! The Dental Hacks Daily is back! Today we feature Dr. Martin Mendelson who is resident faculty of Spear Education. Martin is the “kickoff guy” for the “Treating the Worn Dentition” course at Spear and he likes…
Are You Coachable with Dr. Chris Bowman (DHP216)
Nov 30, 2018 • 78 min
Our guest for episode 216 is Dr. Chris Bowman! He’s been on the Dental Hacks Daily and even recently gave us a terrific Clinical Hack of the Week a couple weeks back. But we just didn’t think we had enough Chris Bowman, so we added 170% more Chris…
OG Brain Trust (DHP215)
Nov 23, 2018 • 98 min
The OGs[/caption] The Brain Trust has always been a huge part of the Dental Hacks podcast. We love to feature a round table of regular, “wet fingered’ (ew) dentists talking about stuff that all dentists deal with. Episode 215 features three of our…
All Appliances are Sleep Appliances with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHP214)
Nov 16, 2018 • 99 min
Jason and Alan are joined by a repeat guest, Dr. Jeff Rouse! We’ve talked with Jeff about airway issues a bunch of times, yet this interview is really fresh and interesting. We think you’ll like it a lot!
Amazing Practice Growth with Dr. Paul Etchison (DHP213)
Nov 9, 2018 • 80 min
Jason and Alan are joined by dentist/podcaster/author Dr. Paul Etchison! Paul is THAT guy! The one who did a startup about 10 years ago with two ops and doing his own hygiene that grew into a monster practice with multiple associates and specialists!
“C.R.E.W. You!” with Andre Shirdan (DHP 212)
Nov 2, 2018 • 82 min
Jason and Alan go “live to tape” for only the second time and this time we are joined by the one and only Andre Shirdan! Andre is a speaker, dental consultant and coach with a ton of good information and a great sense of humor! We cover a lot of ground in…
Dr. Erin Elliott on Dancing Dentists and Bus Tours (DHD46)
Oct 31, 2018 • 17 min
Dr. Erin Elliott joined the Dental Hacks for a lighthearted conversation at DS World 2018! Also sitting in on this impromptu Brain Trust is our friend Dr. Drew Byrnes. Erin explained how the 3D Dentists Bus Tour went as well as her meet up with Dr….
Shane Simmons has some Google Maps Secret Sauce (DHD45)
Oct 29, 2018 • 18 min
In today’s episode Shane Simmons shares with us three easy things that can help your practice show up in the coveted Google Maps three pack!
Better ISN’T Out There with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas (DHP211)
Oct 26, 2018 • 80 min
Mary Beth and Missy talked with Jason and Alan about how important it is to have a really well trained team and how it’s an ongoing process.
Dr. Drew Byrnes Thinks You Should Finance Your Patients (DHD44)
Oct 24, 2018 • 19 min
In today’s episode Drew talks about his new “in house” financing software.
In Office Membership Plans with Dr. Drew Byrnes (DHD43)
Oct 22, 2018 • 23 min
We’re featuring an entire week of Dr. Drew Byrnes! Not only is Drew building a new office, he’s got some other really cool projects he’s working on! One of them is called “Dental Membership Direct.” Drew’s focus is on Fee for Service dentistry and…
Willy Nilly Build a Building with Dr. Drew Byrnes (DHP210)
Oct 19, 2018 • 88 min
We always enjoy talking with a fellow podcaster, so the Dental Hacks are excited to welcome Dr. Drew Byrnes to the show! Drew’s podcast is called the Fee For Service Dentist Podcast and it’s all about running a practice that is free from the confines of…
Saddle Up with Victor Lembo of Salli USA (DHD42)
Oct 17, 2018 • 17 min
Jason and Alan met Victor Lembo of Salli USA at DS World in Orlando a few weeks back. Alan has been using Salli saddle chairs in the office for about 15 years but was really excited to see them at a dental meeting for the first time! Both Dental Hacks…
Treating Ugly is Hard, Treating to Health is Easy with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHD41)
Oct 15, 2018 • 17 min
Jason and Alan were lucky enough to get a LOT of Dr. Jeff Rouse’s time at DS World before he jumped on the “big stage.” In today’s epsiode he tells us about how airway affects pregnancy and new mothers as well as how jaw surgery can affect different…
Dr. August De Oliveira is #blessed (DHP209)
Oct 12, 2018 • 67 min
Jason and Alan sat down with Dr. August DeOliveira at last month’s Dentsply Sirona world for a hilarious and informative interview! The talked about a lot of stuff.
Emily Brayman on Innovation in Dentistry (DHD40)
Oct 10, 2018 • 13 min
Alan had a chance to speak with Emily Brayman of Microcopy Dental. Emily talks about her product called “.” It’s a way for dentists that have ideas for new and innovative products to help develop them into reality. Emily tells the story of an upcoming…
Buying Hot Scanners on eBay with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver (DHD39)
Oct 8, 2018 • 13 min
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver of and the joins Alan to talk about their experience buying and selling stuff on eBay. They’ve both had overwhelmingly good experiences and a few bad experiences. The morals of the story is 1) be careful when using eBay for…
Photography and Collegiality with Dr. Bob Winter (DHP208)
Oct 5, 2018 • 82 min
The Dental Hacks had the chance to talk with another of ‘s faculty members! Dr. Bob Winter joined us to talk about a variety of topics including: The value of learning dental technology and doing lab work How working with friends and colleagues has…
Dr. Russell Kirk on the Dark Side of Social Media (DHD38)
Oct 3, 2018 • 13 min
Dr. Russell Kirk of the Business of Dentistry podcast and ownR magazine joins Alan to talk about the negative aspects of social media and what they’re doing to try and limit the time suck. Russell’s links: It’s time to buy your tickets for the…
When to Buy a Car and other Secrets of Retail Sales with Adam McWethy (DHD37)
Oct 1, 2018 • 25 min
The Dental Hacks were joined by our friend Adam McWethy to talk about sales. Specifically…retail sales. Adam has a history that included retail sales and he has some valuable insights for our listeners…both as customers as well as people selling a…
Dr. Craig Spodak is Bulletproof (DHP207)
Sep 28, 2018 • 75 min
Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with “bestselling author” Dr. Craig Spodak! He’s also co-host of podcast and a very successful practice owner in Del Ray Beach (not Miami), Florida! We talk with Craig about: creating a practice that…
Treating Sleep as a Team with Michael Cowen (DHD36)
Sep 26, 2018 • 14 min
Alan sat down with Michael Cowen of Awaken 2 Sleep to talk treating sleep apnea in the dental office. It turns out that the offices having the most success with incorporating sleep into their practice make it a “team sport.” Michael discusses why the…
The Dental Hacks talk reviews with Logan from Podium! (DHD35)
Sep 24, 2018 • 13 min
Jason and Alan both use Podium to help with reviews in their dental practices. In fact, Jason dragged Alan kicking and screaming to the Podium booth at Dentsply Sirona World and made him sign up. Alan got 5 new Google reviews in the first 3 days of…
10x Your Brain Trust! (DHP206)
Sep 21, 2018 • 120 min
Jason and Alan spent 3 days podcasting from the Spear Education booth at Dentsply Sirona World. Because the Dental Hacks are all about value, today’s episode includes not one, but TWO amazing Brain Trusts recorded with a bunch of all stars in a double…
Dr. Bruce Baird and Charlie Brown on Automated AR (DHD34)
Sep 19, 2018 • 18 min
In today’s episode I sit down with the legendary Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Compassionate Finance and Charlie Brown who is the brains behind a new product from Compassionate Finance called Abella. We talk about how dental…
Dr. Jeff Rouse on Airway in Children and Young Adults (DHD33)
Sep 17, 2018 • 18 min
Today’s episode features Jason and Alan talking with Dr. Jeff Rouse of Spear Education! This recording came from the recent Dentsply Sirona World in Orlando where the Dental Hacks were podcasting in the Spear Education booth! They talked with Dr….
All TMJ Patients Are NUTS with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP205)
Sep 14, 2018 • 92 min
Episode 205 features the triumphant return of fan favorite, Dr. Jamison Spencer! Last episode we conquered sleep dentistry and airway problems. In today’s episode, we tackle TMD! A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205: Should general…
Dr. Russell Kirk on changing dental publishing (DHD32)
Sep 12, 2018 • 13 min
Dr. Russell Kirk joins Alan to talk about how publishing in dentistry is slowly but surely changing. This interesting conversation between to publishers in the dental space discusses technology and why publishing is so slow to change. Russell’s links:…
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on the Future of Digital Dentistry (DHD31)
Sep 10, 2018 • 13 min
Today Alan talks with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about where digital dentistry is going. In about 10 minutes we talk about mills, software scanners, the whole shebang. This is a really quick overview about the state of the art for digital dentistry!…
Stuff We Should Have Done Sooner (DHP204)
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
In episode 204 Jason and Alan explore some really great audience questions in another “grab bag” episode. Interestingly, the Dental Hacks recorded this episode in “one take” by recording it live to tape! We answer questions/topics from emails and the…
Dr. Chris Bowman on Refining Your Marketing Message (DHD30)
Sep 5, 2018 • 11 min
Jason is joined by Dr. Chris Bowman to talk about marketing. In this quick but brilliant conversation they explain that a very specific message is going to move people much better than a generic message! Chris’s links: …get your tickets before…
Guerilla Marketing with Michael Arias (DHD29)
Sep 3, 2018 • 18 min
Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast joins Alan again to talk about some aspects of marketing that are often overlooked. Michael’s specialty is “ground marketing” and he tells us what it is and how dentists can use it to bring new patients…
“You Do Have Those Patients in Your Office” with Adam McWethy (DHP203)
Aug 31, 2018 • 81 min
Jason and Alan are joined again by Adam McWethy of Spear Education. When asked “what is it that you actually do here” Adam has some stories to tell. What does all that Spear/Cerecdoctors stuff look like to a guy who isn’t a dentist, but works closely…
Dr. Bart Schultz asks, “are you going to be mad at me if?” (DHD28)
Aug 29, 2018 • 14 min
Alan talks with Dr. Bart Schultz about his strategy of using multiple consults. Who gets them and why? If you’re diagnosing and treatment planning comprehensive care or even if you just aspire to, Bart has some strategies you can use! Even better, he…
Dr. Lance Timmerman’s airway journey (DHD27)
Aug 27, 2018 • 15 min
Today Alan talks with Dr. Lance Timmerman about how he started learning to diagnose and treat sleep apnea and other airway problems. They discuss the right way to learn about and incorporate airway and sleep into your practice! Lance’s links: The…
The Brain Trust on Restorative Hygienists and Midlevel Providers (DHP202)
Aug 24, 2018 • 75 min
This is an episode that’s been a long time in the making! Alan is joined by the co-hosts of “,” a podcast focusing on dental hygiene! If you haven’t heard the show, you should check it out! We recorded these interviews at the Chicago Midwinter last…
Michelle Strange on Missionary Dental Work (DHD26)
Aug 22, 2018 • 10 min
Jason is joined by Michelle Strange of the “” podcast! They talk about how Michelle got involved with doing mission work and dental professionals can find organizations to work volunteer with. Michelle’s Links: The CeraBur from Komet is like nothing…
Dr. Gina Dorfman on managing your team and creating systems (DHD25)
Aug 20, 2018 • 11 min
Jason had a chance to talk with Dr. Gina Dorfman, the creator of Yapi! Everyone knows that dental offices need systems, but no one ever talks about how to create them…until now! Gina and Jason dive deep on how to create systems and how to involve…
The Fine Line Between Overtreatment and Negligence with Dr. Ricardo Mitrani (DHP201)
Aug 17, 2018 • 78 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani. Dr. Mitrani is a member of the resident faculty of Spear Education. He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and did his prosthodontic residency at the University of Washington. He was a classmate…
Dr. Bart Schultz on the pros and cons of big case dentistry (DHD24)
Aug 15, 2018 • 15 min
Al talks with his dental school classmate/best friend Dr. Bart Schultz about big case dentistry. Bart has done extensive training in implants and reconstruction through Misch and Spear among others. He’s one of the guys who actually does a lot of the…
Michael Arias on Ground Marketing (DHD23)
Aug 13, 2018 • 14 min
Today Alan is joined by Michael Arias of the Dental Marketer podcast. Michael’s specialty is “ground marketing” and he tells us what it is and how dentists can use it to bring new patients into the practice inexpensively! Michael has a course that’s…
The Brain Trust on Bonding and Composites (DHP200)
Aug 10, 2018 • 73 min
Jason and Alan are joined by a panel of experts to talk about bonding and composite restorations! Our Brain Trust panel consists of podcasting rock star Dr. Joshua Austin of the , Dr. Marc Geissberger and Dr. Adam Hodges! We delve into everything…
The Voices of Dentistry 2019 registration is open!
Aug 10, 2018 • 25 min
Jason and Alan are joined by and to announce that registration for the Voices of Dentistry 2019 is now open! Go register at right this very second! $300 Deep Discount Savings if you sign up right now! The Voices of Dentistry is the most…
Dr. Drew Byrnes and Dr. Bethany Piziks-Gareiss (DHD22)
Aug 8, 2018 • 13 min
Today the Dental Hacks are joined by two guests talking about two disparate, yet awesome topics! Jason was joined by Dr. Drew Byrnes of the Fee For Service Dentist podcast to answer the ever tricky question, “do you take my insurance?” Alan was joined…
Dr. Lance Timmerman on prioritizing your CE (DHD21)
Aug 6, 2018 • 12 min
Dr. Lance Timmerman of the joins Alan to talk about prioritizing the continuing education that you take. A lot depends on how new you are and how much your budget allows for travel, but Lance Timmerman, a certified CE junkie weighs in on the best way…
Wait Until They Ask with Dr. Gary DeWood (DHP199)
Aug 3, 2018 • 79 min
Jason and Alan had a chance to visit Spear Education last month. One of the amazing people that they were able to interview while they were visiting was Dr. Gary DeWood. Gary’s list of accomplishments in dentistry is long. He’s been at Pankey and he’s…
The Dental Hacks Greatest Hits vol. 8: The Brain Trust on “Herodontics”
Jul 27, 2018 • 72 min
Alan is joined by an all star Brain Trust panel to discuss when you should and when you shouldn’t bend over backwards to save a tooth. Or teeth. It’s cringeworthy and funny. Alan is joined by endodontist Dr. Brooke Blicher, Dr. Paul Amato, Dr. Ayesha…
The Dental Hacks’ Greatest Hits volume 7, Scott McDonald Knows Demographics
Jul 20, 2018 • 64 min
Scott McDonald is a dental demographics rock star and he joined the Dental Hacks podcast to explain all the stuff you think you know about demographics, but probably don’t. Scott owns “Doctor Demographics” and can help you with all kinds of…
The Dental Hacks Greatest Hits volume 6, “what would you do?”
Jul 13, 2018 • 66 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Will Wyatt, Dr. Jason Luchtefeld and Dr. Richard Weber as they answer the question that everyone is asking…what would you do?
Dental Hacks Podcast Greatest Hits volume 5, crazy patients edition
Jul 6, 2018 • 59 min
Join Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. David Scardella, Dr. Erin Elliott and Dr. Andy Hayes as they explore the craziest things patients have said and done in their office! This classic Brain Trust was first presented over two episodes and is now in its…
Dr. Bill Linger, president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (DHD20)
Jul 4, 2018 • 9 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Bill Linger, a microscope using dentist and president of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry! Bill’s links:
Dr. Jason Goodchild of Premier Dental (DHD19)
Jul 2, 2018 • 21 min
Dr. Jason Goodchild is back (after being invaded by a Jedi master) to tell Jason and Alan about some of the innovations happening at this vibrant company! This was recorded at the Chicago Midwinter at the Premier booth…we thank them for having us!…
DSOs for Dummies with Brian Colao (DHP198)
Jun 29, 2018 • 90 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Brian Colao of Dykema’s Dental Service Organizations Industry Group to talk about all things DSO. Brian is involved with the creation and maintenance of DSOs all over the country and this makes him specifically…
Elvis Dahl and Barb Wojdan CDT from the “Voices from the Bench” podcast (DHD18)
Jun 27, 2018 • 17 min
Today Alan is joined by Barb Wojdan and Elvis Dahl, two lab technicians that put together a podcast about the dental lab industry! They tell us about their podcast as well as simple things that dentists can do to make better lab outcomes! (hint…get…
Dr. Bryan Laskin and Suzanne Robinson (DHD17)
Jun 25, 2018 • 13 min
Episode 17 features Jason being joined by Dr. Bryan Laskin to talk about what kind of old technology is dragging your office down and Suzanne Robinson discusses how the wrong kind of self talk can really bring down your morale and affect your…
The Brain Trust on vacation (DHP197)
Jun 22, 2018 • 80 min
Vacation. Time off. Holiday. Whatever you call it, we all crave it and we want more of it. But how does it work in your office? We decided to have a Brain Trust to cover “how we take time off” and it was amazing! Ironically, Jason was on vacation when…
Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Jason Goodchild at the Chicago Midwinter (DHD16)
Jun 20, 2018 • 16 min
Jason and Alan are joined by “the Denture Queen” herself, Dr. Valerie Cooper and Dr. Jason Goodchild of Premier Dental! They talk about dentures, digital impressions, border molding and lab day among other things! Valerie’s links: Jason’s links:
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on opiate prescribing (DHD15)
Jun 18, 2018 • 19 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver to talk about Michigan’s new law requiring prescribers to counsel their patients before prescribing them opiate medications. Shawn’s links:
Who is an expert with Dr. Tarun Agarwal (DHP196)
Jun 15, 2018 • 80 min
The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Tarun Agarwal! T-Bone weighs in on lots of stuff in this entertaining and wide ranging conversation! Tarun (T-Bone) Agarwal join Jason and Al to talk about all kinds of great stuff. For instance: How is T-Bone…
Tarah Grauer (DHD14)
Jun 13, 2018 • 12 min
Tarah Grauer of Henry Schein Dental Business Solutions joins Alan to talk about a new dental code (D0411, testing for A1C in the dental office) that you might be interested in looking into! Tarah’s links:
Jeremy Henderson of Bioclear (DHD13)
Jun 11, 2018 • 13 min
Today’s episode features an interview from the Voices of Dentistry 2018! Jeremy helps run Bioclear all over the world and we talk about what’s new in products and education at Bioclear! Jeremy’s links:
Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer on the future of dental CE (DHP195)
Jun 8, 2018 • 82 min
Jason and Alan had a chance to speak with Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer about dental CE: where it’s been and where it’s going! The Dental Hacks welcome two luminaries of Dental CE to the show! Dr. Frank Spear and Dr. Gregg Kinzer discuss all…
Dr. Jenine O’Malley (DHD12)
Jun 7, 2018 • 18 min
At the 2018 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Alan had a chance to talk with Dr. Jenine O’Malley about minimally invasive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in general. Dr. O’Malley (no relation to the Cosmedent O’Malley’s :-) ). Listen to her…
Dr. Tracy Nguyen and Teresa Duncan (DHD11)
Jun 6, 2018 • 15 min
Today Jason is joined by Dr. Tracey Nguyen explaining specifically how she has built her airway team. Then Teresa Duncan explains how our chart notes can be written in “insurance-ese” that make insurance companies more likely to pay claims! …
Dr. Fred Peck (DHD10)
Jun 5, 2018 • 14 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Fred Peck on the floor of the most recent AACD meeting! We talk about accreditation, the AACD meeting and how cosmetic dentistry has changed over the last several years. Also…will it ever become its own specialty? Fred’s links:
Dr. Chris Bowman and Missy Fryer/Mary Beth Bajornas (DHD9)
Jun 4, 2018 • 16 min
Jason is joined by some all stars for episode #9! Dr. Chris Bowman give us some tips about helping patients recognize the seriousness of their dental problems using photography and communication skills. Then Jason talks with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth…
Doing dentistry differently with Dr. David Bennett and Dr. Cristian Pavel (DHP194)
Jun 1, 2018 • 79 min
Alan talked with Dr. David Bennett and Dr. Cristian Pavel about their careers and the changes they’re making to them as mid-career dentists. Alan got to talk with some amazing folks at the AACD in Chicago last month and today’s episode features two of…
Dr. Artie Volker and Laura Hatch (DHD8)
May 31, 2018 • 16 min
The Dental Hacks are joined again by Dr. Artie Volker, this time to talk about finishing and polishing composites! Once we get past the horrible Sean Connery impersonations, there’s some really good information there! Then Jason speaks with Laura…
Dr. Bryan Laskin and Dr. Bethany Piziks Gareiss (DHD7)
May 30, 2018 • 16 min
The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Bryan Laskin to talk about how he’s using virtual reality technology to decrease patient anxiety similar to sedation and Dr. Bethany Piziks Gareiss joins Alan to talk about equine gestalt coaching specifically for…
Dr. Chris Bowman and Dr. Tracey Nguyen (DHD6)
May 29, 2018 • 15 min
Today we’re joined by Dr. Chris Bowman discussing why it’s important to always offer our best care to each patient and Dr. Tracey Nguyen explaining how she screens for airway issues in her practice. Chris’s links: Tracey’s links:
Teresa Duncan and Dr. Drew Byrnes (DHD5)
May 28, 2018 • 13 min
Today we’re joined by Teresa Duncan to talk about insurance contracts! Also joining JLips is friend of the podcast Dr. Drew Byrnes to talk about why aim to be Fee For Service? TDunc’s links: Drew’s Links:
Ask Us Anything (DHP193)
May 25, 2018 • 78 min
Jason and Alan try something new in episode 193. We told the Dental Hacks Nation to “ask us anything” and guess what…they did! The Dental Hacks are doing all kinds of new things this week! In their first “live to tape” episode they talk about…
Mary Beth Bajornas/Missy Fryer and Dr. Bryan Laskin (DHD4)
May 24, 2018 • 13 min
Today we’re joined by Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer to talk about their new manual for dental assistants! Also joining JLips is friend of the podcast Dr. Bryan Laskin talking about everyone’s favorite subject: HIPAA! Mary Beth and Missy’s links: …
Dr. Erin Elliott and Laura Hatch (DHD3)
May 23, 2018 • 14 min
Episode 3 of the Dental Hacks Daily features Dr. Erin Elliott on implementing sleep dentistry in your office and Laura Hatch talks about telephone skills in the dental office. Erin’s links: Erin on Facebook Laura’s links:
Sue Robinson and Dr. Lance Timmerman (DHD2)
May 22, 2018 • 13 min
Today we’re joined by Sue Robinson talking about insurance accounts receivables and insurance claims recovery. Dr. Lance Timmerman talks about creating Youtube videos of a certain type for his marketing! Links for Sue: www.practicewithhonor.com …
Dr. Art Volker and Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver (DHD1)
May 21, 2018 • 15 min
Welcome to the very first “Dental Hacks Daily” podcast! Today we’re featuring Dr. Arthur Volker talking about composite white lines, finishing and polishing! We also spoke with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver about marketing with your website! Links for…
Writing the book on endo with Dr. Louis Berman (DHP192)
May 18, 2018 • 79 min
Dr. Louis Berman joins the Dental Hacks to talk about endo from diagnosis to obturation and everything in between! The Dental Hacks are joined by endodontics luminary Dr. Louis Berman. Dr. Berman is co-editor of Cohen’s Pathways of the…
Becoming a M.A.S.T.E.R. with Dr. Chris Ramsey (DHP191)
May 11, 2018 • 78 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Chris Ramsey in two separate segments recorded live at the AACD. Chris practices restorative dentistry in Jupiter, FL. He’s passionate about dentistry, but he’s REALLY passionate about communication, body language, human…
Cosmedent All-Stars at the AACD 2018 (DHP190)
May 4, 2018 • 83 min
Alan has a chance to talk with Dr. Buddy Mopper, Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, Dr. Corky Willhite and Dr. Bob Margeas (among others) at the AACD in Chicago! The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual meeting was held in Chicago a few weeks ago…
A Crowning Achievement with Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson (DHP189)
Apr 27, 2018 • 86 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. John F. Weston and Dylan Johnson of 3M to talk about dental cements! What are the best materials? When do I use what? How do I prepare the tooth and the crown? This episode is a “must listen” for restorative dentists…
The Queens of Airway (DHP188)
Apr 20, 2018 • 85 min
The Dental Hacks are joined by three amazing women…all dentists that are crazy passionate about treating airway issue early and often! Jason and Alan speak with Dr. Tracey Nguyen, Dr. Rebecca Bockow and Dr. Erin Elliott about airway issues and…
Hands on implant success with Dr. Joe Mehranfar (DHP187)
Apr 13, 2018 • 79 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Joe Mehranfar of Brighterway Live implant training in Phoenix, AZ! Dr. Joe Mehranfar is an implant dentist who now spends his time doing hands on programs for other dentists! A few years ago he joined the…
DSOs and Digital Smile Design (DHP186)
Apr 6, 2018 • 79 min
The Dental Hacks are joined by Brian Colao, Dr. Craig Spodak, Dr. Peter Boulden and Gil Hagi for a grab bag of awesome including the future of DSOs and digital smile design software! Brian Colao is a lawyer specializing in putting together and…
Spear Education on patient communication and reviews with Adam McWethy (DHP185)
Mar 30, 2018 • 88 min
Adam McWethy of Spear Education joins Jason and Alan to discuss patient communication, reviews and how they are connected! Adam McWethy is the vice president of Marketing, Content and Faculty at Spear Education. He wears a lot of hats over there in…
The Bob and Rob show, part 2 (DHP184)
Mar 23, 2018 • 96 min
The Dental Hacks host the much requested return of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter as they talk about workflow, saving on lab fees and things they wouldn’t want to practice without! Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter are BFFs. They talk to each…
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt’s cousin and Dr. Darin O’Bryan’s nose (DHP183)
Mar 16, 2018 • 89 min
The Dental Hacks are joined by two great friends of the show, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt and Dr. Darin O’Bryan. And each of them have a guest and some great stores (as usual). Dr. Rich Rosenblatt stopped by the Bioclear booth with his cousin, Corey Stein….
Putting dental implants under the microscope (DHP182)
Mar 9, 2018 • 92 min
Jason and Alan had the chance to talk with Dr. Arun Garg about dental implant training and Dr. Jorge Zapata about dental microscopes while they were at the Chicago Midwinter meeting. Dr. Arun Garg’s name is synonymous with dental implant…
The first DSO with R.J. Adolfi (DHP181)
Mar 2, 2018 • 83 min
Jason and Alan interview the most interesting guest you may have never heard of. We met R.J. Adolfi at the Chicago Midwinter and we think his story is fascinating! Did you ever wonder how DSOs started? Our guest on episode 181 is R.J. Aldofi. His…
BONUS: Mike and Josh make up (AME062)
Feb 28, 2018 • 102 min
Dr. Mike DiTolla and Dr. Josh Austin are friends of the Dental Hacks podcast to be sure. If you’ve been wondering what’s been happening with Mike…you need to take a listen! This is episode 063 of the Alan Mead Experience. If you like what you’re…
Four dentists walk into a podcast…and your life gets better! (DHP180)
Feb 23, 2018 • 79 min
Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur podcast and Dr. David Maloley of the Relentless Dentist podcast join Jason and Alan to introduce an idea whose time has come…The Dental Success Network! Imagine if you could go to one place to take care of all…
A Productive Pathway (DHP179)
Feb 16, 2018 • 74 min
Jason and Alan a joined live at the Voices of Dentistry meeting by Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy and Dr. Mike Freimuth of the Implant Pathway! The Dental Hacks got to interview some really great people at the Voices of Dentistry…
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Feb 9, 2018 • 0 min
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Creating an Airway Team: live with Dr. Jeff Rouse at VoD2018 (DHP177)
Feb 2, 2018 • 83 min
The Voices of Dentistry meeting happened last weekend and it was AMAZING! If you missed it…don’t despair because over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some really cool content created at the meeting! Dr. Jeff Rouse visited the Voices of…
Live from VoD 2017…the Brain Trust on Startups (DHP176)
Jan 26, 2018 • 74 min
Voices of Dentistry 2018 is here! To celebrate, we’re bringing back an amazing Brain Trust featuring Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver talking live with the Dental Hacks about startups! The Voices of Dentistry 2017 was…
Digital dentures with Dr. Farley and the Denture Queen (DHP175)
Jan 19, 2018 • 84 min
Jason and Alan talk with Dr. Valerie Cooper () and Dr. Nate Farley () about the future of dentures. And the future of dentures is…digital! Do you hate dentures? Do you wish you could love dentures? This episode of the Dental Hacks podcast…
The Brain Trust asks “what would you do?” part 2 (DHP174)
Jan 12, 2018 • 88 min
Alan is joined by Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Erin Elliott, Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman to answer the quandries of the ever curious Dental Hacks Nation! What do you do when a patient you dismissed wants to talk with you? What do you do when…
Our digital is Grutter than yours! (DHP173)
Jan 5, 2018 • 88 min
Jason and Alan are joined by the one and only Dr. Baron Grutter (sounds like “butter,” please excuse our mispronunciation on the show) to talk about all things digital dentistry! If you’re interested in implementing some of the newest and most…
What’s new with Google featuring Mike Blumenthal (DHP172)
Dec 29, 2017 • 82 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Mike Blumenthal of who is a well known expert in local search and “in the know” about Google and all things search! Local search. Google Q&A. Reviews. These are all things that you need to know about as a…
Hackisode 19: Al on losing everything (Part 1?)
Dec 23, 2017 • 51 min
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Dec 22, 2017 • 0 min
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Dec 15, 2017 • 0 min
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The Dental Hacks meet the Working Interferences (DHP169)
Dec 8, 2017 • 82 min
Dr. Josh Austin and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Jason and Alan to talk about their new podcast, . You know what would be a great idea? A podcast that gives advice to dental people. Or not so great advice. Either way, really. Dr. Josh Austin and Dr….
A survival manual for dental offices with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas (DHP168)
Dec 1, 2017 • 86 min
Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas join the Dental Hacks (including Dr. Frank Clayton) to talk about their new venture, “The Dental Office Survival Guide.” Be honest, dentists. You don’t really know what goes on at the front desk. Sure, you see what…
The future of dental impressions with Dan Krueger and Jim Graham of 3M (DHP167)
Nov 24, 2017 • 77 min
We take impressions. All day, every day. Dan Krueger and Jim Graham of 3M explain what the future looks like for dental impressions. Recently 3M gave the Dental Hacks an amazing opportunity. Alan recently made a trip to Minnesota and visited the…
The Dental Hacks hit 1 million! (DHP166)
Nov 17, 2017 • 62 min
Earlier this week the Dental Hacks podcast hit 1 million downloads! The Dental Hacks are celebrating this milestone with an interesting twist! Dr. Zach Meiners, Dr. Mac Jones and our original guest, Dr. Lance Timmerman turn the tables on Jason and…
First, breathe through your nose with Dr. Jeff Rouse (DHP165)
Nov 10, 2017 • 85 min
Dr. Jeff Rouse joins Jason and Alan to give a systematic and common sense approach to screening and treating airway problems in the dental office. Sleep apnea. Airway disturbances. You’ve heard a lot about the diagnosis and treatment of these…
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Nov 3, 2017 • 0 min
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Better prevention and practice building with Wendy Briggs (DHP163)
Oct 27, 2017 • 82 min
Jason and his lovely bride Missy spend some time talking with Wendy Briggs about how to improve your hygiene department and your whole team! Wendy Briggs is a hygienist and consultant that wants to take your hygiene department to the next level! Jason…
Highlights from the Bioclear Learning Center Summit (DHP162)
Oct 20, 2017 • 136 min
Alan recorded with a bunch of Bioclear all stars at the recent Bioclear Summit in Scottsdale, AZ! Episode 162 is extra long and extra good! Alan recorded with a bunch of Bioclear restorative all stars a couple weeks ago and you’ve got front row seats!…
The Smartest Guys in the room with Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson (DHP161)
Oct 13, 2017 • 99 min
Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Eric Herbranson join Alan to talk about the state of endodontics, conserving dentin and how we know what we know. I got to know Dr. John Khademi in the mid-2000’s from . I was introduced to Dr. Eric Herbranson in 2011 at…
Jordon Comstock on less dental insurance and more recurring revenue (DHP160)
Oct 6, 2017 • 84 min
Jordon Comstock of joins Jason and Alan to talk about office membership plans for patients! Have you ever considered offering a membership plan? Many patients feel like they can’t come to the dentist without some kind of plan….
The Brain Trust: mid career dentists look back (DHP159)
Sep 29, 2017 • 87 min
The Brain Trust features several “mid-career” dentists looking back and reflecting on what worked out great and what didn’t work out as well. Alan is joined by Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey and (eventually) Dr. Melissa Zettler….
Highlights from Dentsply Sirona World 2017 (DHP158)
Sep 22, 2017 • 145 min
Alan had a chance to speak at Dentsply Sirona World 2017 in Las Vegas. Did he take lots of breakout session courses? No. He did not. What he did was sat in Tarun Agarwal’s 3D Dentists booth and recorded with a bunch of cool people! Episode 158…
Hackisode 18: The Voices of Dentistry 2018 hosts speak!
Sep 19, 2017 • 37 min
The Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit is taking place January 26-27th, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Doubletree Resort! The hosts (Dr. Justin Moody and Gabe Olsen from the Dentists, Implants and Worms, Dr. Mark Costes of the Dentalpreneur Podcast and…
Teresa Duncan on understanding dental “insurance” (DHP157)
Sep 15, 2017 • 79 min
Teresa Duncan joins the Dental Hacks to talk about no one’s favorite topic: dental insurance. Teresa Duncan wants you to know that she’s hilarious and awesome…and she is. Dental insurance is not, though. Often times dealing with dental insurance…
The Brain Trust answers “what would you do?” (DHP156)
Sep 8, 2017 • 90 min
The Dental Hacks are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Frank Clayton to grapple with weird and difficult hypothetical situations in a rousing game of “What would you do?”
From dentures to digital workflow with Dr. Michael Scherer (DHP155)
Sep 1, 2017 • 76 min
Dr. Michael Scherer joins the Dental Hacks to discuss dentures, prosthodontics and 3D workflow! If you’re interested in the cutting edge of 3D workflow then today’s show is for you. Dr. Michael Scherer joins Jason and Alan to talk about his…
Greatest Hits vol. 4: The Rob (Ritter) and Bob (Margeas) show!
Aug 25, 2017 • 60 min
Volume 4 of the August 2017 “Greatest Hits” series features the full interview from last year of Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter! These two guys are best pals and have great chemistry and can tell you how to run a profitable restorative dental…
Greatest Hits vol. 3: The Brain Trust does a marketing round table
Aug 18, 2017 • 68 min
This “classic” Brain Trust features Dr. Matt Garrison, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Ryan McCall joining the Dental Hacks to talk about what works and what doesn’t work in dental marketing!
Greatest Hits volume 2: Mistakes we’ve made
Aug 11, 2017 • 62 min
This “classic” Brain Trust features Dr. Thom Caspers, Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tiffany Lee and Dr. Brent Young joining the Dental Hacks to talk about mistakes they made in dental school and mistakes they’ve made since!
The Dental Hacks Greatest Hits: the Brain Trust on Alternative Medicine
Aug 4, 2017 • 53 min
The Brain Trust digs into alternative medicine, “holistic dentistry” and all things anti-amalgam in this classic episode
The Brain Trust on conflict in the dental office (DHP154)
Jul 28, 2017 • 86 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Dr. Melissa Zettler and coach/guru/rock star Suzanne Robinson to help manage conflicts in the dental office! Jason and Alan are both confirmed avoiders of conflict. So we brought in the “A-team” to…
Treating childhood airway issues with Dr. Tracey Nguyen (DHP153)
Jul 21, 2017 • 92 min
Dr. Tracey Nguyen joins Jason and Alan to discuss how dentists can be the first line in treating airway problems in children. You see it every day. Kids with huge tonsils, collapsed arches and bags under their eyes. But did you know that…
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Jul 14, 2017 • 0 min
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The Alan Mead Experience
Jul 12, 2017 • 50 min
The Dental Hacks podcast is featuring an episode of “the Alan Mead Experience!” Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan to talk about natural ability and expanded function dental assistants as well as how he became the educator he is today! Please !
Killing financial sacred cows with Garrett Gunderson (DHP151)
Jul 7, 2017 • 82 min
Financial advisor and author Garrett Gunderson joins Jason and Alan to explain why IRAs suck and how we get retirement planning wrong. How are you planning for retirement? Are you saving enough and in the right way? Financial advisor Garrett Gunderson…
The Brain Trust on hiring (DHP150)
Jun 23, 2017 • 80 min
Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski, Sandy Pardue and Elizabeth Corbin to talk about hiring in the dental office. Most owner dentists cringe when they have to hire someone new. What’s the best way to know what you’ll really get from a…
The return of the Dental Hacks Grab Bag (DHP149)
Jun 16, 2017 • 71 min
In today’s episode the Dental Hacks go back to basics again! No guests. No Brain Trust. Just Jlips and Al. So what do we have to talk about? As always…lots. A listener proposes a low debt way to do a startup. Can it work? What’s the simplest and…
Smithson on Ceramics (DHP148)
Jun 9, 2017 • 83 min
Dr. Jason Smithson talks about how he treatment plans, prepares, temporizes and restores teeth for all kinds of ceramic restorations. “Jason Smithson is that composite guy with Cosmedent, right?” Not so fast there, cowboy. He does teach at Cosmedent…
The future of practice management software with John Kois Jr. (DHP147)
Jun 2, 2017 • 71 min
What does practice management software look like in the future? John Kois, Jr., CEO of the has a pretty good idea about that. In episode 147, John sat down with Alan to talk about a new, cloud based practice management software called Evidentiae…
A Dirty Podcasting Trick (DHP146.5)
May 30, 2017 • 8 min
In this very short episode Alan gives you a taste of his new podcast, The Alan Mead Experience! If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the new show!
Hackisode 17: The Bioclear posterior course wrap up
May 28, 2017 • 36 min
Here’s what some foiks who took the Bioclear posterior course thought of their experience! Be sure to check out Bioclear products and courses at .
The Brain Trust on mindfulness and coping skills (DHP146)
May 26, 2017 • 89 min
Episode 146 features a mini Brain Trust with Jason, Alan and Dr. Dawn Kulongowski talking about coping with the day to day stresses of dentistry. Dentistry is tough. Dealing with patients, employees, debt and insurance companies takes a toll on…
Real dentists do composite with Dr. Dennis Hartlieb (DHP145)
May 19, 2017 • 80 min
In episode 145 Dr. Dennis Hartlieb joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey from believing composite was a “temporary material” into creating an entire rehab in composite! Dr. Dennis Hartlieb was one of Dr. Frank Spear’s original students. He’s…
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May 12, 2017 • 0 min
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“All on 4” all the time with Dr. Wayne Brueggen (DHP143)
May 5, 2017 • 85 min
Dr. Wayne Brueggen joins Jason and Alan to talk about his journey into giving patients a new smile in a day! has been placing implants since the 80’s. He trained under Dr. Paulo Malo, the originator of the “All on 4” technique and has been giving…
Hackisode 16: The Alan Mead Experience drops and new Patreon content
Apr 30, 2017 • 10 min
Greetings Dental Hacks Nation! Just a quick Hackisode to ask you guys to go subscribe to the new podcast Alan is creating called “.” Please go subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of insight and great storytelling! iTunes link: Also, we’re…
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Apr 28, 2017 • 0 min
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“OMG! All of my patients have sleep apnea!” with Dr. Jamison Spencer (DHP141)
Apr 21, 2017 • 80 min
Dr. Jamison Spencer joins Jason and Alan to talk about sleep medicine and TMD treatment in the dental office. Once you’ve learned some things about sleep apnea you come to see the symptoms and consequences in LOTS of your patients. Bruxism, gastric…
The Brain Trust on dental operating microscopes (DHP140)
Apr 14, 2017 • 93 min
Episode 140 features a round table of dental operating microscope users and Michael Lippe of CJ Optik explaining how to incorporate this technology into your dentistry! Dental operating microscope are a technology that is making its way into lots of…
Dr. Jonathan Abenaim on 3D printing, in office milling and the future of dentistry (DHP139)
Apr 7, 2017 • 90 min
This week we feature Dr. Jonathan Abenaim talking about what he prints and mills in his office as well as the Brain Trust talking about Instagram for the dental office and how video makes social media more powerful. Have you ever wondered “will I…
A shot across the bow with Dr. Jonathan Abenaim (DHP138)
Mar 31, 2017 • 96 min
Episode 138 features Dr. Jonathan Abenaim shaking up the status quo about digital dentistry and a Brain Trust on social media for 2017. What is digital dentistry? Dr. Jonathan Abenaim has some thoughts about this. And they might surprise you! Dr….
Busted with the Accidental Geniuses and friends (DHP137)
Mar 24, 2017 • 70 min
Episode 137 features a live round table of Dr. Mike DiTolla, Dr. Rich Rosenblatt, Dr. Josh Austin, Dr.Chris Farrugia and James Kwasniewski joining Alan for a live round table! Funny dentists. Two words that don’t normally go together. Until…
Behind the scenes with Julie Charlestein (DHP136)
Mar 17, 2017 • 91 min
Episode 136 features the second half of our interview with Premier Dental CEO Julie Charlestein and a Brain Trust featuring Sue Robinson on leadership and running your dental office. Have you ever wondered how a dental company thinks about branding?…
Hackisode 15: Is SEO dead? with Mike Pedersen and Dr. Lance Timmerman
Mar 14, 2017 • 45 min
In this Hackisode we feature Mike Pedersen of and Dr. Lance Timmerman as we talk about search engine optimization, Google updates and using video on your webpage. Be sure to check out Mike’s podcast, “” and Lance’s podcast “” today!
Airbnb for dentists with Drs. Galen and Davina Detrik (DHP135)
Mar 10, 2017 • 69 min
Jason describes the current model of dentistry as “you go to school, then you work yourself down to a nub and then you die.” What if you did it a different way? What if you tried an “Airbnb” style model for dentistry? Drs. Davina and Galen Detrik did…
104 years in dentistry with Julie Charlestein (DHP134)
Mar 3, 2017 • 75 min
has been making quality products for dentistry for a long time. 104 years to be exact. Even more amazing is the fact that it has been family owned for all that time! Our guest for episode 134 is Julie Charlestein, a 4th generation CEO of Premier…
Chicago Midwinter 2017 wrap up
Feb 28, 2017 • 25 min
In today’s episode Alan shares some content created on the floor of the Chicago Midwinter meeting. First up is a review of the Heraues Kulzer which is halfway between conventional impressions and intraoral scanning. Kind of cool. This sales guy…
Emotional Intelligence in the Dental Office with Vicki McManus (DHP133)
Feb 21, 2017 • 78 min
In episode 133 we continue our interview with Vicki McManus of the ! Do you sometime struggle when you’re communicating with team members or patients? If you do, you’re not alone! Vicki specializes in helping doctors and team members learn to…
Hackisode 14: VoD 2018 and the Dental Feed with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver
Feb 17, 2017 • 41 min
Alan and Shawn Van de Vyver relive some of the magic of VoD 2017 and then begin speculation about what you might expect at VoD2018! Save the date for January 26-27th, 2018! More will be revealed! Also, Shawn discusses his new interactive dental…
Vicki McManus on habits for a long and productive career (DHP132)
Feb 14, 2017 • 80 min
Vicki McManus is the CEO of . Also, she’s a blast! We did a live interview of Vicki at the Voices of Dentistry Summit last month and it was super fun and delivered tons of value! Today’s episode focuses on different habits that you can create that…
The Brain Trust on Startups (DHP130)
Feb 7, 2017 • 76 min
Episode 131 features an amazing Brain Trust lineup. It’s so amazing that we’re not going to break it up like we normally do. It’s 100% Brain Trust goodness! The recent Voices of Dentistry meeting gave us a chance to try the Brain Trust style live, and…
Voices of Dentistry Summit debriefing
Jan 31, 2017 • 40 min
Today’s special episode of the Dental Hacks podcast features the four hosts of last weekend’s Voices of Dentistry Summit: Alan and Jason along with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and Dr. Jason Lipsomb. The meeting was amazing and we’re pretty sure…
The Dental Hacks grab bag (DHP130)
Jan 24, 2017 • 69 min
In today’s episode, the Dental Hacks go back to basics. No guests. No Brain Trust. Just Jlips and Al. So what do we have to talk about? As always…lots. Jason’s latest CE trip to the How does your debt load affect the way you treatment plan? How…
Creating your implant pathway with Dr. Justin Moody (DHP129)
Jan 16, 2017 • 95 min
Rural dentistry. Everyone always says that’s where the gold is. Dr. Justin Moody understands rural dentistry and we spend some time talking about how he has grown a rural, multiple practice empire in Nebraska and South Dakota. Then we talk about how…
Hackisode 13: Live Stream the VoD!
Jan 15, 2017 • 8 min
Alan shares some cool news about the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit! If you can’t make it, but still want to be part of the VoD you can buy a “virtual ticket” and live stream the event! You’ll see what the attendees are seeing when they see it,…
Dr. Justin Moody and the implant rodeo (DHP128)
Jan 10, 2017 • 98 min
Our guest for episode 128, Dr. Justin Moody, is one of the hosts of the popular dental podcast “.” What you might not know about Justin is his amazing background in dental implants and teaching others about them! That all changes today. Justin…
Cosmetic dentistry and mentorship with Dr. Corky Willhite (DHP127)
Jan 3, 2017 • 86 min
How does one become a cosmetic dentist? Well, obviously there are tons of courses, but what about following a path that’s been laid out by people who are already doing it? Dr Corky Willhite tells us how he got started with cosmetic dentistry and about…
Hackisode 12: the Dental Hacks Fat Attack returns!
Dec 30, 2016 • 35 min
In this Hackisode Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Dan Massie and Dr. Neel Joshi to talk about how they used the Dental Hacks Fat Attack group last year. Each one of us is ready to get back into the swing of things and we discuss how we’re…
The week between Christmas and New Year’s (DHP 126.5)
Dec 27, 2016 • 59 min
So everyone takes time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, right? All that eating and college football means there’s not enough time for a new podcast, right? Nope. We’re on it. Boom. Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan to talk about dental…
Transitional bonding with Dr. Corky Willhite (DHP126)
Dec 20, 2016 • 91 min
Everyone has those patients that would probably best be served with a full mouth reconstruction. But many or even most of those patients can’t or won’t fit that into their budget. What if you could offer treatment that could offer positive…
48 years in dentistry years and counting (DHP125)
Dec 13, 2016 • 89 min
Episode 125 is a very special one for Alan. He sat down with his dad, Roger Mead, for a conversation about dentistry. Dr. Mead graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy school of dentistry in 1968 and is still practicing dentistry today! He still…
Posterior composites 2.0 with Dr. David Clark (DHP124)
Dec 6, 2016 • 91 min
What if seeing posterior composites on your schedule gave you the same warm, fuzzy feeling as a crown prep on #14? We make no promises, but the Bioclear method can help! We pick up where we left off with Dr. David Clark talking about the ,…
Hackisode 11: The VoD Hosts round table!
Dec 2, 2016 • 68 min
We feature Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver and the Dental Hacks talking about social media marketing, JLips’ “hip hop practice,” podcasting and the most innovative CE event of 2017…the Voices of Dentistry Summit! A couple of things: 1) This…
Adventures in posterior composite with Dr. David Clark (DHP123)
Nov 29, 2016 • 85 min
“I see a quadrant of posterior composites on my schedule and I cringe.” —most dentists Episode 123 features Dr. David Clark, inventor of the Bioclear matrix and all of it’s associated products and Jeremy Henderson, his trusty right hand man. In…
Dr. Michael Unthank on creating the perfect dental space (DHP122)
Nov 22, 2016 • 87 min
How many hours do you spend at the office? Shouldn’t you make it the best place to work that you possibly can? That’s what we talk with about. What’s the most efficient type of operatory? What should you store in the operatories? Which is better, new…
Hackisode 10: the Dental Hacks Nation and the VoD meeting
Nov 16, 2016 • 15 min
In this Hackisode Alan talks about our new closed Facebook group, called the and lays out what you could expect if you attend the hottest upcoming dental meeting… on January 27-28th, 2017 in Nashville, TN!
Dr. Michael Unthank on cabinets, technology and dental office design (DHP121)
Nov 15, 2016 • 88 min
Episode 121 is a like a tidal wave of office design goodness! For the interview segment we talk with Dr. Michael Unthank, who is arguably the most influential name in dental office design! Dr. Unthank tells us a little about his journey (architect…
Evaluating human factors with Dr. Linc Harris (DHP120)
Nov 8, 2016 • 88 min
Luckily, dentistry is rarely a life and death profession. Yet most of the bad outcomes in dentistry are from human error. We’re not good at evaluating human error and we’re not comfortable talking about our own mistakes. Dr. Linc Harris talks about…
Showing your work with Dr. Linc Harris (DHP119)
Nov 1, 2016 • 84 min
On Facebook you see beautiful porcelain photographed biting into a vibrant red cherry with sparkly lips. Before pictures of destroyed dentitions followed by afters of the most amazing implant and restorative dentistry ever. Yes, it’s gorgeous. But…
Trying new stuff with Dr. Josh Austin (DHP118)
Oct 25, 2016 • 84 min
Dr. Josh Austin gets to try a lot of new stuff. Some of the stuff he tries, he keeps using. And that’s what he’s going to tell us about in episode 118. Josh is the co-host of the and he writes the “” column in Dental…
Hackisode 9: The Voices of Dentistry round table 1
Oct 21, 2016 • 60 min
Hackisode 9 features a round table recording featuring 5 of the presenters that will be featured in the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville, TN on January 27-28th! We feature Dr. Justin Moody from the “” podcast, Jonathan VanHorn from the…
Product reviews and pros envy with Dr. Josh Austin (DHP117)
Oct 18, 2016 • 93 min
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to try all those products you see on the exhibit floor and in dental magazines? Dr. Josh Austin is that guy! Not only is he co-host of the , he writes the “” column in Dental Economics! We…
How to pay your hygienists with Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter (DHP116)
Oct 11, 2016 • 84 min
What’s the best way to pay your hygienists? It can be tough to balance productivity in the office with profitability in an office. That’s where Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter come in. They talk about the system they’ve implemented in their offices…
Profitable restorative dentistry with Dr. Bob Margeas and Dr. Rob Ritter (DHP115)
Oct 4, 2016 • 94 min
Do you suffer from “busy but not productive?” Are there things that you’re doing that kill your productivity that you don’t even realize? In episode 115 the Dental Hacks feature Dr. Bob Margeas and returning guest Dr. Rob Ritter talking about this…
Hackisode 8: Al’s Premedication Rant
Sep 30, 2016 • 27 min
In today’s Hackisode, Alan talks about his favorite thing to hate…antibiotic prophylaxis for joint replacements! The AAOS just released their new guidelines and I’m feeling very smug. Some links from the show: Sign up for the Voices of Dentistry!…
Dental Hacks LIVE!
Sep 26, 2016 • 88 min
On Saturday, September 24th, the Dental Hacks made history! We recorded the very dental podcast at the Dental Economics Principles of Practice Management Conference! Jason and Alan were joined on stage by Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Tammy Bailey for…
The Dental Hacks Mail Bag (DHP114)
Sep 20, 2016 • 70 min
The Dental Hacks get email. Oh yes. We ask for it all the time and our listeners come through! So Jason and Alan have decided to set aside an episode to answer some email! We get into some pretty great questions from our amazing listeners! Some links…
Hackisode 7: Dr. Justin Moody on CBCT
Sep 15, 2016 • 29 min
The mind behind “Dentists, Implants and Worms” makes his Dental Hacks debut with a conversation about how he uses CBCT and how someone who owns one can take scans for others and still avoid any liability.
We don’t know what we think we know with Scott McDonald (DHP113)
Sep 13, 2016 • 98 min
If I asked you about the kind of people that your office serves, you’d be able to tell me right? But how do you know for sure? Maybe the population of your office isn’t representative at all! Scott McDonald returns to help us understand how knowing…
Where to go and where not to go with Scott McDonald (DHP112)
Sep 6, 2016 • 84 min
How do you know which places are going to be great for a dental practice? Which places aren’t so hot? How much risk are you willing to take? Scott McDonald of is here to explain! In episode 112 Scott and Alan talk about the information you need to…
Hackisode 6: Trevor Maurer and Dr. Lance Timmerman on Smile Source
Sep 5, 2016 • 37 min
Trevor Maurer and Dr. Lance Timmerman join Alan to talk about and what it does for dentists!
Working from the gums up with Dr. Rob Ritter (DHP111)
Aug 30, 2016 • 83 min
Dr. Rob Ritter is here to tell you that there is not a thing wrong with being a restorative dentist. Nothing agains the super dentist, but Rob makes a pretty compelling argument about profitability (especially if you use a digital workflow) and…
Hackisode 5: Dr. Wes Mullins on soft tissue lasers and digital impressions
Aug 25, 2016 • 76 min
In this Hackisode Alan talks with Dr. Wes Mullins about diode lasers, intraoral scanners and doing the right thing even when the right thing is hard to do.
Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver on Why You Should Be Podcasting (DHP110)
Aug 23, 2016 • 94 min
Why aren’t you podcasting? Look, you don’t have to be the next Adam Carolla to derive some serious benefits from creating audio and video content. DIY dentist Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins the Dental Hacks to talk about why he started creating content…
Hackisode 4: the Shared Practices Podcast release with Dr. Richard Low
Aug 19, 2016 • 43 min
Alan and Dr. Richard Low talk about the upcoming release of a new and innovative dental podcast. Be sure to look for it on iTunes and anywhere else podcasts are available and subscribe! The first episode is coming out next Monday, August 22! !
Doing it Yourself with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver (DHP109)
Aug 16, 2016 • 98 min
What happens when you pay a company to handle your office’s web presence way too much money and they screw it up? You figure out how to do it yourself! Or at least you do if you’re Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver. In episode 109 we introduce you to Shawn Van…
Preventing Decay with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz (DHP108)
Aug 9, 2016 • 85 min
Is preventing cavities as simple as changing diet? Is it all a lack of home care? In episode 108 we welcome back Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz to talk more about what dentists and dental teams can actually do to prevent dental caries! Her…
Assessing Risk with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz (DHP107)
Aug 2, 2016 • 85 min
Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz is not your run-of-the-mill prosthodontist. Nope. Not even close. She wanted to be a professional hockey player. But then decided on dental hygiene. After she became a hygienist, she found that she loved teeth so much that…
Spouses, Tractors and Disc Golf with Dr. Mike Melkers (DHP106)
Jul 26, 2016 • 80 min
There are a bunch of dentists that work with their spouse in the dental office. Dr. Mike Melkers is one of them. There are significantly less dentists that use tractors on a regular basis. Again, Dr. Mike Melkers is one of them. Very few dentists have…
Decisions in Dentistry: The Brain Trust on CBCT
Jul 25, 2016 • 43 min
In this special episode the Dental Hacks Brain Trust talks CBCT. Specifically, three of the members of the Brain Trust panel explain the features, specifications and decisions that they made in selecting their CBCT machine. This Brain Trust, along…
Dr. Mike Melkers on How We Get Better (DHP105)
Jul 19, 2016 • 87 min
How do you become better as a dentist? Is it as simple as taking a course? Or is there more to it. That’s one of the topics we discuss with in episode 105 of the Dental Hacks podcast. Mike is well versed in how we develop our understanding of new…
The Brain Trust says “Go Hack Yourself!” (DHP104)
Jul 12, 2016 • 83 min
Dental Hacks listeners have let us know that they like our “Go Hack Yourself” segment where we talk about the “hacks” in our life. Products, instruments, books podcasts or anything else that makes our life easier and better. So when someone suggested…
Wine, Cheese and Marketing with Dr. Chris Phelps (DHP103)
Jul 5, 2016 • 83 min
Dr. Chris Phelps spends most of episode 103 delivering actionable marketing content. Whether it’s gift cards for nearby restaurants, wine and cheese parties or car washes he’s giving you ideas for TONS of campaigns that you can use to drive new…
The Dental Hacks Celebrate their Independence!
Jun 28, 2016 • 41 min
Jason and Alan spend a little time talking about vacations, some internet marketing and some stats about the podcast and its audience! Some links from the show: Facebook Canvas: Instagram: If you have any questions or comments for us please…
Hackisode 3: real estate
Jun 23, 2016 • 30 min
Jason LOVES real estate talk. Al is kind of meh. But every dentist eventually runs into some of these concerns.
Dr. Chris Phelps has influence (DHP102)
Jun 21, 2016 • 79 min
Dr. Chris Phelps is a marketer. It’s in his blood. Spend any time with him at all and you’ll see that he just can’t turn it off. He’s the originator of , an ingenious service that allows you to track how effective your marketing is. He’s also one of…
Hot Onlay Talk with Dr. Mike DiTolla (DHP101)
Jun 14, 2016 • 79 min
Dr. Mike DiTolla makes a triumphant return to the Dental Hacks podcast in episode 101! Our first return interview gets his very own episode and we talk about a bunch of amazing stuff! For instance: How is being bought by Dentsply like marrying a…
Hackisode 2: class II composites
Jun 9, 2016 • 33 min
Jason and Alan talk about class II’s from start to finish! Some links from the show: sectional matrix rings: matrices: wedges: instruments: bonding agents: other:
Doing better endo with Dr. Rebekah Pryles and Dr. Brooke Blicher (DHP100)
Jun 7, 2016 • 83 min
How can you improve outcomes in your endodontics? How do you know if your specialists are doing a good job for you? Our second interview with Dr. Rebekah Pryles and Dr. Brooke Blicher is a deep dive in some of the procedural nuances that endodontists…
Hackisode 1: dental implant training
Jun 2, 2016 • 28 min
In our very first Hackisode, Jason and Alan talk about where they learned implant placement and restoration and what they might have done differently. Questions or comments? Email us at !
Talking Endo with Dr. Brooke Blicher and Dr. Rebekah Pryles (DHP99)
May 31, 2016 • 86 min
Almost 100 episodes in and the Dental Hacks haven’t done much of a deep dive into endo…until now! . Not only that…they’re authors of a recently released endodontics text that you should take a look at: Although they wrote it for those attempting…
Dr. Russell Kirk on how to communicate with specialists (DHP98)
May 24, 2016 • 93 min
Communication in dentistry can make all the difference between successful treatment and compromise. In episode 98 of the Dental Hacks podcast we continue talking with oral surgeon and podcaster Dr. Russell Kirk about how dentists and specialists can…
“A Great Teaching Case” with Dr. Russell Kirk (DHP97)
May 16, 2016 • 79 min
Dr. Russell Kirk is an oral surgeon from Lebanon, TN. He’s also a podcaster. His podcast, “,” focuses on helping dentists take a practical look at running their small business. Jason and Alan had the pleasure of meeting Russell in person during their…
Practice on Fire Live Day 1 Wrap Up!
May 13, 2016 • 15 min
Jason and Alan review day one of the amazing Practice on Fire Meeting!
Dental Team Members Behaving Badly with David Harris (DHP96)
May 10, 2016 • 79 min
You might be surprised how hard it is to prevent embezzlement in the dental office! As David Harris of explains, the conventional solutions that everyone thinks of often don’t do the trick. Individual log ins to practice management software are…
How to Think Like a Criminal with David Harris (DHP95)
May 3, 2016 • 89 min
Embezzlement is a problem in dentistry. David Harris of isjoins the Dental Hacks in episode 95 to tell us just how big aproblem it is. David thinks that dentists are particularlysusceptible because we’re an altruistic bunch that isn’t very goodat…
The Great Insurance Debate (DHP94.5)
Apr 28, 2016 • 84 min
Can a “non-insurance” practice be insurance friendly? Can a practice that takes many insurance still be free from their constraints? In this special episode of the Dental Hacks podcast we feature a “debate” between Gary Takacs and Dr. Tarun…
Generic Websites Suck with Jeff Gladnick (DHP94)
Apr 26, 2016 • 84 min
Should your web guy be in jail? Are they charging you way too much for way too little? In our second round with Jeff Gladnick, CEO of Great Dental Websites we take a look at some of the crap that goes on with some dental web designers. Jeff answers…
Creating Great Dental Websites with Jeff Gladnick (DHP93)
Apr 19, 2016 • 86 min
Marketing your dental practice starts with a website. Your presence on the internet is as necessary as the Yellow Pages was decades ago. So how do you know what makes a great dental website? You ask Jeff Gladnick, CEO of ! In episode 93 the Dental…
“Don’t Hire a Warm Body” and other pearls with Lois Banta (DHP92)
Apr 12, 2016 • 82 min
In episode 92 we continue our interview with the amazing Lois Banta. As consultants go, she is top notch! We had comments from listeners to the last episode that said Lois wrecked their workout because they had to stop and take notes! In today’s…
Lois Banta Can Fix Your Schedule (DHP91)
Apr 5, 2016 • 79 min
Ah, the schedule. The dentist’s best friend or worst nightmare. Today’s guest on the Dental Hacks podcast is who gives a ton of ideas of how to whip your schedule into shape! Some of the highlights include: who you should and shouldn’t…
Dr. Buddy Mopper has Strong Feelings about Composite (DHP90)
Mar 29, 2016 • 82 min
Composite resin is hands down the most versatile dental restorative material. But are you using it to it’s potential? Dr. Buddy Mopper thinks that we aren’t! Dr. Mopper is one of the founders of and he’s got a few things he wants to tell you. First,…
Dr. Buddy Mopper and the Birth of Cosmetic Dentistry (DHP89)
Mar 22, 2016 • 73 min
It’s not very often that you get to speak to a living legend. A few weeks ago, Alan had that chance. Dr. Buddy Mopper is a spectacularly talented cosmetic dentist, educator and founder of . In our interview with Buddy we talk to someone who’s been…
When the Hacks met the Geniuses (DHP88)
Mar 15, 2016 • 79 min
Something unnatural happened during the 2016 Chicago Midwinter meeting. A pair of dental podcasts ran smack into each other. The unstoppable force that is the Dental Hacks podcast ran straight into the immovable object called the Accidental…
Going to sleep with Dr. Erin Elliott (DHP87)
Mar 8, 2016 • 77 min
Dr. Erin Elliott is a general dentist in Post Falls, Idaho. She has incorporated the treatment of sleep apnea into her practice in a big way, and she’s here to tell you how you can do it, too! In episode 87 we get down to the nitty gritty. How does…
Dr. Erin Elliott saves marriages and lives (DHP86)
Mar 4, 2016 • 76 min
If you aren’t sure where sleep dentistry fits into your practice, Dr. Erin Elliott can help! A few years back Erin added OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) treatment to her practice and began changing lives. She’s very enthusiastic about it and can help…
Chicago Midwinter 2016 highlights
Mar 1, 2016 • 17 min
In this special episode we highlight some of the cool stuff the Dental Hacks saw at the Chicago Midwinter exhibit floor! If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at or find us (and like us!) at . Or,…
Better communication in your office with Dr. Bryan Laskin (DHP85)
Feb 23, 2016 • 80 min
Yelling down the hall is very 80’s. Walkie-talkies…late 90’s into the “early oughts.” It’s time to bring your intra office communications into the “twenty-teens!” Hardware options from Apple watches to tablets to the computer in every operatory…
Dr. Bryan Laskin makes HIPAA seem cool (DHP84)
Feb 16, 2016 • 84 min
HIPAA. It’s meant to protect our patients’ confidential information. But the application of this regulation can make you crazy. What do we need to do? Are you doing it right? Enter Dr Bryan Laskin. He’s a successful Minnesota dentist and software…
“Composite is Heaven or Hell” with Dr. David Clark (DHP83)
Feb 9, 2016 • 83 min
Episode 83 continues our discussion with Dr. David Clark. David has spent a career trying to teach dentists to look at composite restorations differently. His minimally invasive concepts have been all over the place and his is helping dentists…
Dr. David Clark is shifting composite paradigms (DHP82)
Feb 2, 2016 • 83 min
Dr. David Clark is a pioneer of sorts. He started using a dental operating microscope long before they were “a thing” for restorative dentists. Once he started routinely using a microscope, he realized that how we handled composite resin needed…
The Brain Trust on DSOs (DHP81.5)
Jan 28, 2016 • 60 min
This special episode features an entertaining and informative “all Brain Trust” look at dental support organizations (DSOs) and how they’re affecting dentists in the real world. Jason and Alan are joined by Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tarun Agarwal and…
Dr. Rick Workman explains Dental Support Organizations (DHP81)
Jan 26, 2016 • 76 min
Our guest for episode 81 needs no introduction. Dr. Rick Workman of practically invented large group practices, and today you’re going to hear how! We start with Rick’s humble beginnings on the farm and move all the way to today’s modern DSO…
Tbone says: “stop doing fillings and crowns!”
Jan 21, 2016 • 64 min
In today’s special episode we have the one and only Dr. Tarun Agarwal again! Jason and Alan get Tbone for the whole hour and cover a ton of really great topics. You’ll hear about: Multi practice ownership DSOs: good, bad or ugly? How to handle…
All About Systems with Sandy Pardue (DHP80)
Jan 19, 2016 • 82 min
Most dentists dream of a practice where they are in the back doing clinical dentistry and their office runs like a finely tuned machine without their input. That’s where our guest, Sandy Pardue, comes in. Whether it’s rescuing appointments from…
Sandy Pardue busts embezzlers! (DHP79)
Jan 12, 2016 • 75 min
In episode 79 we speak with Sandy Pardue of s. Sandy helps dental practices create and monitor systems throughout the office but she’s also passionate about keeping dentists out of trouble with embezzlement! Dr. Dawn Kulongowski joins Jason and Alan…
Dr. Jason Smithson on Success with Composite Dentistry (DHP78)
Jan 5, 2016 • 77 min
Jason and Alan met at a course that Dr. Jason Smithson was giving in Chicago in 2013. They always knew that they’d like to have him on the podcast because he’s an amazing dentist and a very good teacher. What they didn’t realize is what a…
The Dental Hacks fat attack!
Dec 31, 2015 • 21 min
Are you interested in fitness and weight loss? Are you a fan of the Dental Hacks podcast? Well…you should listen to this podcast and join our brand new Facebook group where cohost Alan and regular Dr. Matt Standridge are starting for those…
Dr. Lance Timmerman’s Christmas Miracle (DHP77.75)
Dec 23, 2015 • 45 min
Dr. Lance Timmerman was the first guest on the Dental Hacks podcast. Since then, he’s started a bunch of podcasts: , and my favorite “.” He interviewed me for the Totally Oral podcast recently about . I got his permission to post it as a special…
“JLips” on Startups (DHP 77.5)
Dec 13, 2015 • 65 min
You’re about to witness some “Hack on Hack” crime! In our special year end wrap up Alan interviews Jason about dental startups. Jason has started 4 practices in his career and is just about to open his new practice, “” in Richmond, VA. As…
Autism in the Dental Office and the Living Room with Dr. Jacob Dent (DHP77)
Dec 1, 2015 • 73 min
With today’s current diagnostic criteria the prevalence of autism in children is 1 in 68. 1 in 42 for boys. What does that mean for dentists? We’re going to need to understand austism and learn to treat them in our offices. Dr. Jacob Dent is a…
“MacGyver” Dentistry with Dr. Cory Glenn (DHP76)
Nov 24, 2015 • 82 min
Dr. Cory Glenn is a “MacGyver” dentist. This means doing your best with what you have and it often leads to innovation in techniques. Cory has developed (and demonstrated) a lot of innovative techniques he’s developed over the years and he talks about…
For Dental Hacks die hards only!
Nov 21, 2015 • 9 min
This mini episode is only for those that have subscribed to the show. email us: or call us at (866) 223-5257. looking for 4th year dental students to be on the show please rate and review us on iTunes! anyone interested in a Dental Hacks meet up…
Comprehensive dentistry on a “crown per year” budget with Dr. Cory Glenn (DHP75)
Nov 17, 2015 • 77 min
Everyone has that patient that needs a full mouth rehab and can afford about a crown and a half per year. What do you do with these people? Well, our guest for episode 75 is Dr. Cory Glenn and he’s here to help. Cory is a dentist and educator…
Find the Perfect Practice with Jason Wood (DHP74)
Nov 10, 2015 • 79 min
In episode 74 we focus on helping dentists become owners. Practice owners are more likely to do well financially than associates and ownership allows flexibility that being an associate or employee will never have. Jason Wood is a dental attorney at …
Jason Wood helps you avoid 4 major practice mistakes (DHP73)
Nov 3, 2015 • 82 min
The ugly truth is that sometimes dentists need lawyers. Often we need lawyers when we don’t even know we need lawyers. , a lawyer for dentists, is here to help you understand when you do and don’t need a lawyer. Jason handles all kinds of dental…
Dr. Howard Farran on podcasting, starting out poor and addiction (DHP72)
Oct 28, 2015 • 82 min
Everyone knows Howard Farran. Dentist, entrepreneur, author, podcaster and founder of DentalTown. He’s the king of all dental media…and now we’ve got him. We’re not sure if Howard interviewed Alan or Alan interviewed Howard, but it doesn’t really…
Become a referral generating machine with Bob Sommers (DHP71)
Oct 22, 2015 • 73 min
Bob Sommers told us about asking for reviews in the last episode, but he REALLY knows how to generate referrals. His “” works well for both. But he strongly feels that the referrals in generates is the real magic. How comfortable are you asking…
How to ask for a Google Review with Bob Sommers (DHP70)
Oct 13, 2015 • 72 min
Everyone wants reviews in Google, Yelp and all the rest. And everyone always says, “the best way to get reviews on Google is to ask for them.” Sure. Sounds great, but how do you do it? Who should ask? When do you ask? Bob Sommers from created the…
3D printers in dentistry with Dr. Scott Ganz (DHP69)
Oct 6, 2015 • 74 min
Dr. Scott Ganz has been scanning patients with CTs since the 1980’s. When you were playing Pitfall on your Atari 2600, he was 3D printing mandibles. I’m not kidding. In the second half of our interview with the amazing Dr. Scott Ganz he tells us…
CBCT and the Dental Implant Standard of Care with Dr. Scott Ganz (DHP68)
Sep 29, 2015 • 79 min
In episode 68 The Dental Hacks get a chance to talk with world renowned author, clinician and researcher . Dr. Ganz was one of the first dentists to understand and apply the use of cone beam and other imaging technologies to dentistry. Some of what we…
Location, Sedation and Education with Dr. Dennis Frazee (DHP67)
Sep 22, 2015 • 77 min
“My goal was to open an office where we could offer every service available dentally that would be convenient and affordable for everybody to come in.” In episode 67 we continue our conversation with Dr. Dennis Frazee. He’s a relatively new…
Creating a killer startup with Dr. Dennis Frazee (DHP66)
Sep 15, 2015 • 84 min
Dr. Dennis Frazee is a general dentist in Moorseville, Indiana. He’s a relatively recent graduate…2012. He started a scratch practice soon after finishing dental school. And he’s killing it. KILLING it! For such a humble guy, he has an amazing story…
Youtube for dentists with Charles Crawford (DHP65)
Sep 8, 2015 • 90 min
Does your office have a Youtube channel? Did you know that Youtube is the second largest search engine on the internet? In episode 65 Charles Crawford of explains why video is super effective to drive traffic to your website and how simple…
One Hack’s Journey with Dr. David Maloley (DHP64.5)
Sep 6, 2015 • 46 min
Episode 64.5 features a cross posted episode with Dr. David and Karah Maloley’s Relentless Dentist podcast. Dr. Dave interviews Dental Hacks host Alan Mead and the two of them speak candidly about dental school, drug addiction and…
Getting new patients using the internet with Charles Crawford (DHP64)
Sep 1, 2015 • 75 min
How is your new patient flow? Could you use more? Our guest on the Dental Hacks today is Charles Crawford, one of the founders of . And even though that sounds a lot like a law firm, these guys are in business to help dentists with websites, SEO,…
The Brain Trust answers listener questions (DHP63)
Aug 25, 2015 • 83 min
What do you get when you put listener favorites Dr. Tammy Bailey and Dr. Matt Standridge together with up and comer Dr. David Scardella and Brain Trust noob Dr. Chad Perry? You get an amazing episode filled with all Brain Trust goodness! The entire…
Orange is the New Associateship with Dr. Mike Keller and the new dentist Brain Trust (DHP62)
Aug 18, 2015 • 84 min
Orange is the New Associateship with Dr. Mike Keller and the new dentist Brain Trust (DHP62)
The New Dentist Extravaganza Returns! (DHP61)
Aug 11, 2015 • 77 min
Our original “New Dentist Extravaganzas” were so popular that we decided to do some more! In our interview segment this week, we talk with Dr. Mike Keller. He’s a relatively new graduate with some amazing stories. Mike is an associate dentist as well…
Composite porn with Dr. Art Volker, Dr. Steve Kuzmak and Dr. Matt Costa (DHP60)
Aug 4, 2015 • 68 min
Composite porn with Dr. Art Volker, Dr. Steve Kuzmak and Dr. Matt Costa (DHP60)
Prison and Premedication with Todd Zettler (DHP59)
Jul 28, 2015 • 79 min
Prison and Premedication with Todd Zettler (DHP59)
Yelp Conspiracy Theories with Morgan Remmers (DHP58)
Jul 21, 2015 • 74 min
Every dentist has heard stories. If you become a paying customer, will Yelp get rid of bad reviews? Does Yelp manipulate the reviews you get if you don’t pay them? In episode 58, Jason and Alan ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask Yelp….
Morgan Remmers is here to Yelp! (DHP57)
Jul 14, 2015 • 73 min
Episode 57 features an interview with Morgan Remmers, the manager of local business outreach of Yelp. Yelp is a very hot topic with dentists now that your patients can tell the world about their experience at your office. Morgan explains how Yelp…
DentalHacks Extra: grab bag with Dr. Brent Young and Dr. Andy Hayes (DHP56.5)
Jul 12, 2015 • 36 min
In this bonus episode of the DentalHacks podcast you get to be a fly on the wall with a couple of Brain Trust favorites. You’l hear Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Andy Hayes and co host Dr. Alan Mead talk about CBCTs, dental school, video games, Jared from…
Dr. Mark Costes Doesn’t Give Up (DHP56)
Jul 7, 2015 • 60 min
How badly did you want to go to dental school? How many rejections would it have taken for you to decide dental school wasn’t for you? Or were you like Dr. Mark Costes and wouldn’t take no for an answer? Today’s episode features Dr. Mark Costes, a…
Stop Living Dangerously with Dr. Roy Shelburne (DHP55)
Jun 30, 2015 • 74 min
This might be the most important episode of the DentalHacks podcast that we’ve ever done. In today’s episode we interview Dr. Roy Shelburne. Dr. Shelburne has become a rock star on the speaking circuit because of his experience being prosecuted by the…
Get more and better reviews with Darren Shaw of Whitespark (DHP54)
Jun 23, 2015 • 71 min
The key to local search is reviews. Good reviews not only get you in that coveted “7 pack” on Google, but new patients read reviews that your patients write, and often choose based on excellent reviews! But every dentist who has tried to get…
Dominating Local Search with Darren Shaw of Whitespark (DHP53)
Jun 16, 2015 • 71 min
The local pack. The 7 little balloons that show up on that Google Map when someone is looking for a dentist in your town. If you show up there, you’re going to drive new patients to your practice. Period. Darren Shaw of Whitespark, a company that…
Todd Murray on content creation for dentists (DHP52)
Jun 9, 2015 • 70 min
Marketing is most effective when the content created is original and specific to the office. Todd Murray of explains how dentists can leverage their assets to help make amazing marketing that fits their practice. Sure, using top notch video…
Todd Murray and the best dental TV commercial ever (DHP51)
Jun 2, 2015 • 62 min
. Maybe you’ve never heard of them. But you will. In episode 51 of the DentalHacks podcast we talk with one of the founders of this innovative and completely different kind of dental marketing company. I first met Todd Murray on Facebook. He’s a…
How to Work on Kids with Dr. Josh Wren (DHP50)
May 26, 2015 • 85 min
Episode 50 continues our conversation with pediatric dentist and educator Dr. Josh Wren. Do pediatric dentists use stainless steel crowns too much? Should you allow parents in the operatory? What kind of sedation does he recommend? What’s the…
Everything we know about remineralization is wrong and other honest research with Dr. Rella Christensen (DHP49)
May 19, 2015 • 76 min
In episode 49 the DentalHacks are trying something a little different. We’ve gotten feedback from a few listeners that they would prefer an entire long form interview on the show instead of splitting them over more than one show. So for those folks,…
Facebook for Dentists (DHP48)
May 12, 2015 • 69 min
Jason Lipscomb wrote the book on Social Media for Dentists. No…seriously. . He knows a little something about Facebook and how to use it for your dental practice. Alan Mead and has been since 2008. Howard Farran said, “I…
Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Josh Wren (DHP47)
May 5, 2015 • 77 min
You’re a general dentist that sees kids, but you know you could do more and better. Continuing education in pediatrics seems pretty limited but you’d love to really improve this part of your practice. Enter Dr. Josh Wren, pediatric dentist and this…
Landlords, leases and dirty tricks with Justin Ditkofsky (DHP46)
Apr 28, 2015 • 65 min
We feature the blood boiling second half of our interview with Justin Ditkofsky of . Did you know that some leases allow the landlord to hold up the sale of a dental practice? And how about having no lease and just going month to month? This is…
Commercial real estate nightmares with Justin Ditkofsky (DHP45)
Apr 21, 2015 • 72 min
Episode 45 of the DentalHacks podcast features Justin Ditkofsky of talking about dental office leasing. If you only listen to one podcast this year…it should be this one! Dentists can get in a lot of trouble with commercial leases and…
Ready, Fire, Aim with Dr. Chris Salierno (DHP44)
Apr 14, 2015 • 83 min
Have you ever been stuck in “paralysis by analysis?” Then you should listen to episode 44 of the DentalHacks! In episode 44, Chris Salierno shares more about his responsibilities as editor-in-chief at . Then he goes on to tell us about…
Dr. Chris Salierno makes his own luck (DHP43)
Apr 7, 2015 • 78 min
Dr. Chris Salierno loves clinical dentistry. Also loves writing. Teaching, too. Also, being the editor of Dental Economics. The man clearly gets around in dental circles…and the DentalHacks got him for a terrific interview! In today’s episode you’ll…
The future of cosmetic dentistry with Dr. David Hornbrook (DHP42)
Mar 31, 2015 • 72 min
Dr. David Hornbrook was on the ground floor with the cosmetic dentistry revolution. In today’s episode he discusses what it’s like to be on the cutting edge of teaching dentists cosmetic dentistry and how it’s changed over the years. From PFM…
Websites and Google and Search Engines, oh my! (DHP41)
Mar 24, 2015 • 63 min
This week’s episode is a departure. Jason and Alan spend the whole episode talking about having a presence online with your dental practice. It just so happens that both of them are presenting on the topic in the coming months. Alan is presenting…
Dr. David Hornbrook on digital impressions and the future of dental labs (DHP40)
Mar 17, 2015 • 68 min
To celebrate the 40th episode of the DentalHacks podcast we feature an interview with the incomparable Dr. David Hornbrook! Dr. Hornbrook is a founder of the Las Vegas Institute, PAC-live and the Hornbrook Group. He’s a wet fingered dentist and…
Consult slow and treat fast with Dr. Linc Harris (DHP39)
Mar 10, 2015 • 77 min
Dr. Linc Harris has an interesting practice. Lots of complex restorative treatment, yet no hygienist. With the marketing success he’s had, he’s developed a technique to clarify the patient’s wants and needs without taking on their problems. In today’s…
TV ads and a flat world with Dr. Linc Harris (DHP38)
Mar 3, 2015 • 71 min
This week’s episode is kind of different. In our interview segment we feature a discussion with Dr. Linc Harris. Linc is a dentist in the small town of Bundaberg in the province of Queensland in Australia. He’s a self professed small town dentist…
Stepping outside your comfort zone with Dr. Darin O’Bryan (DHP37)
Feb 24, 2015 • 67 min
What is your comfort zone? At what point do you start to get nervous in patient treatment? Laying a flap? Removing bone? Finding the MB2? Sinus lifts? Every dentist has their own limits, but where do these limits start? Alan and Dr. Darin O’Bryan…
Dr. Darin O’Bryan dishes: from CEREC to Denturists and beyond (DHP36)
Feb 17, 2015 • 66 min
Dr. Darin O’Bryan is a wet fingered clinician and CEREC educator. If you saw his schedule, you might think he’s the hardest working man in show business! Darin teaches many of the CEREC Accept courses outside of Scottsdale for CEREC Doctors and it…
Collect more money and fill your schedule with Laura Hatch (DHP 35)
Feb 10, 2015 • 68 min
Laura Hatch can help your front desk collect more money, reduce patient cancellations and failures and fill your schedule. #notkidding In episode 35 we talk about some specific scenarios where the training videos produced by can help. 10…
Creating Front Office Rock Stars with Laura Hatch (DHP34)
Feb 3, 2015 • 63 min
So how do you train your front desk staff? It’s not like you know how to do all that stuff. Nor do you have time to learn it. That’s where Laura Hatch comes in. Laura is the founder of , an online training site specific to dental front offices….
Gary Takacs on consulting and the Brain Trust on “microconsulting” (DHP 33)
Jan 27, 2015 • 72 min
In today’s episode we continue our discussion with dental coach/consultant/practice owner/podcaster Gary Takacs! Gary talks about why it is so hard to keep new and beneficial changes going in your office from the voice of experience! He’s both a…
Gary Takacs on podcasting, practice ownership and goulash recipes (DHP32)
Jan 20, 2015 • 77 min
In today’s episode we talk with fellow podcaster and practice management coach/consultant, Gary Takacs! Gary’s podcast is “” and has over 150 episodes and has been ongoing since 2011! We talk about podcasts: what he listens to and how he got started….
The Brain Trust on hiring and firing
Jan 13, 2015 • 71 min
Whether you’re an employer or an employee you’ll get a lot out of episode #31! We spend the whole show talking with some Brain Trust all stars about their experience as employers and how to find, keep and fire employees! The episode was inspired by…
Barry Glassman asks: does occlusion even matter? (DHP 30)
Jan 6, 2015 • 60 min
In episode 30 we continue our interview with . Dr. Glassman is a dentist and who gave up general practice to focus on treating patients with craniofacial pain and sleep disorders. We spend most of the interview talking about…
The Brain Trust tells you how to end your year (DHP29)
Dec 30, 2014 • 57 min
Who better to ring in the New Year than the DentalHacks Brain Trust! Episode 29 features some Brain Trust all stars talking all about “year end stuff” in a dental office. How does everyone else do holiday parties and gifts? How does everyone else…
DentalHacks Extra: 2014 year end gear review
Dec 27, 2014 • 32 min
In this special episode of the DentalHacks podcast, we’re doing something completely different. First, the DentalHacks are giving you their digits. There’s a new way to reach the DentalHacks…by voicemail! If you have a question or comment or just…
It’s Dr. Barry Glassman’s world, we just live in it (DHP28)
Dec 23, 2014 • 67 min
In episode 28 the DentalHacks talk with . Dr. Glassman is a dentist and who gave up general practice to focus on treating patients with craniofacial pain and sleep disorders. In this amazing interview, we ask Barry what would be…
The DentalHacks New Dentist Extravaganza episode 2: A New Hope (DHP27)
Dec 16, 2014 • 69 min
This episode continues our interview of two current 4th year dental students. The discussion revolves around what it’s like being a dental student in 2014. The episode will feel nostalgic for the grizzled veteran listeners but would be a GREAT listen…
The DentalHacks New Dentist Extravaganza (DHP26)
Dec 9, 2014 • 64 min
We’ve talked about dental school and being a new dentist a bunch of times. We’ve offered advice about what we might do differently as a student and new dentist. Now…we hear from some dental students and new dentists! This episode features two…
DentalHacks episode 25: Dr. Mike Melkers on patient communication and continuing education speed dating
Dec 2, 2014 • 70 min
Dr. Mike Melkers returns in today’s episode to talk about an eclectic variety of topics! First, we finish our discussion of innovations in materials science and how the more things change, the more things stay the same. Then we move into a…
DentalHacks Holiday Extra: Dr. Tarun Agarwal on In-house Financing
Nov 26, 2014 • 38 min
It’s the holiday season and the DentalHacks are in a giving mood! Feast your ears on this terrific DentalHacks extra! Could you use a way to help patients make excellent treatment more affordable? Would you like another easy way to create cash flow…
DentalHacks episode 24: Dr. Mike Melkers can quit learning any time he wants
Nov 25, 2014 • 68 min
In today’s episode, we begin a discussion of continuing education. We bring together all kinds of CE junkies and talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of dental continuing education. In our interview segment, we talk to Dr. Mike Melkers. Dr….
DentalHacks episode 23: “Two addicts walk into a podcast…” featuring a conversation with Dr. Brett Kessler
Nov 18, 2014 • 69 min
Alcoholism. Addiction. Chemical dependence. Whatever you call it, we don’t talk about it much. Even though upwards of 15% of dentists are directly affected, it’s something we don’t talk about. Until now, that is. Today’s episode of the DentalHacks…
DentalHacks episode 22: Dr. Rob Ritter and the $86 website
Nov 11, 2014 • 75 min
Last episode, Dr. Rob Ritter explained what it’s like to be a speaker on the dental CE circuit. This episode we get down to business. We discuss his DIY website for his speaking business and how almost anyone can have an amazing web presence for next…
DentalHacks episode 21: Dr. Rob Ritter on the life of a CE speaker and the Brain Trust Marketing Round Table
Nov 4, 2014 • 72 min
This week, the DentalHacks podcast features Dr. Rob Ritter. Rob is a dentist in Jupiter, FL that focuses primarily on cosmetic dentistry. He’s got a lot to share on both clinical and practice management issues, but today’s episode went off on an…
DentalHacks episode 20: Kevin Henry on how to sell to dentists
Oct 28, 2014 • 58 min
This week’s show picks up with the second half of our interview with Kevin Henry. Kevin is the Group Content and Editorial Director at . Kevin spends some time talking about dental publishing, its history and its future. For…
DentalHacks episode 19: Kevin Henry on dental teams, illicit rubber dam clamps
Oct 22, 2014 • 61 min
This week’s interview features Kevin Henry. Kevin is the Group Content and Editorial Director at . What that means is he’s involved (and has been involved) with the production of online content as well as dental magazine publishing. Have…
DentalHacks episode 18: Dr. Armen Mirzayan is the team dentist for the LA Dodgers, talks about 3D imaging
Oct 15, 2014 • 78 min
In the second half of our interview with Dr. Armen Mirzayan we dig a little deeper into 3D imaging. Does it have value in evaluating past endodontic treatment? Does it replace all radiographs in the dental office? Also we talk about Armen’s 10+ year…
The DentalHacks episode 17: Dr. Armen Mirzayan on 3D Imaging/guided implant surgery, Brain Trust on “Red Flag” patients
Oct 8, 2014 • 72 min
Do you need to have a 3D scan to place implants? Dr. Armen Mirzayan says, “yes!” Armen feels so strongly about this that he started to help make it really easy for dentists and their patients to take advantage of 3D scanning and guided…
The DentalHacks episode 16: Dr. Robert Lowe on Sonicfill and the incredible bulk (fill composite materials)
Oct 1, 2014 • 63 min
What’s the deal with bulk filled composite materials? Are they ready for prime time? Dr. Robert Lowe is a fan and has used and evaluated them all! How do they work? Why can you bulk fill with them? Dr. Lowe makes sense of this up and coming…
DentalHacks episode 15: Dr. Robert Lowe discusses caries removal and bioactive materials
Sep 24, 2014 • 62 min
How often to we see 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…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 14: Dr. Mike DiTolla on the secret language of lab technicians
Sep 17, 2014 • 81 min
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…
DentalHacks Extra: the burn out bonus
Sep 15, 2014 • 45 min
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…
DentalHacks episode 13: Dr. Mike DiTolla on making a great impression
Sep 10, 2014 • 66 min
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…
DentalHacks episode 12: Dr. Tarun Agarwal talks dental implants and other weighty issues
Sep 3, 2014 • 69 min
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…
DentalHacks episode 11: Dr. Tarun Agarwal talks about taking risks and taking insurance
Aug 27, 2014 • 72 min
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…
DentalHacks episode 10: Dr. Doug Wolff on dental office online reviews
Aug 20, 2014 • 62 min
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 DentalHacks Podcast episode 09: Dr. Doug Wolff lawyers up!
Aug 13, 2014 • 63 min
In 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…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 08: Rich Rosenblatt has a short attention span
Aug 6, 2014 • 77 min
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…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 07: Rich Rosenblatt on CEREC, digital imaging and the dongle
Jul 30, 2014 • 76 min
Episode 7 of the DentalHacks podcast features the return of co-host Jason Lipscomb from his vacation as well as guest host Frank Clayton! We interview Dr. Rich Rosenblatt about all things CEREC! Rich teaches for Sirona, Cerec Doctors, Patterson and…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 06: Mark Jackson (and this podcast) are made in the U.S.A.
Jul 22, 2014 • 71 min
In episode 6 we welcome guest host Dr. Frank Clayton sitting in for Jason! Episode 6 of the DentalHacks Podcast features the second part of our interview with Mark Jackson. Mark is a co-owner of Precision Ceramic Dental Lab in…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 05: Mark Jackson sees the future in 3D
Jul 15, 2014 • 59 min
Episode 5 of the DentalHacks Podcast features our two part interview with Mark Jackson. Mark is a co-owner of Precision Ceramic Dental Lab in Montclair, CA. We discuss the history of the dental lab industry, innovations in dental lab…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 04: Dr. Ryan McCall crushes Facebook and other bedtime stories
Jul 8, 2014 • 68 min
Episode 4 of the DentalHacks Podcast continues our two part interview with Dr. Ryan McCall. Dr. McCall’s success has relied on his unorothodox understanding of marketing dental services like dentures and extractions in unique ways. Dr….
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 03: Dr. Ryan McCall’s dentures are sexier than yours
Jul 2, 2014 • 63 min
In episode 3 of the DentalHacks Podcast we begin our two part interview with Dr. Ryan McCall. Dr. McCall practices an interesting kind of dentistry where he focuses mainly on delivering amazing dentures on patients that are often difficult or unwanted…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 1: It has begun
Jun 24, 2014 • 60 min
In this episode, your hosts Alan Mead and Jason Lipscomb kick off a revolution in dental podcasts! Listen as they interview Seattle area cosmetic dentist Lance Timmerman about Botox treatment among other things. Then, get ready for the dental world to…
The DentalHacks Podcast episode 02: Lance Timmerman Strikes Back! (also talks about sleep apnea)
Jun 23, 2014 • 48 min
Lance Timmerman on sleep apnea and the Brain Trust returns!