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Totally Oral Podcast

Drs Clinton Timmerman and Russell Schafer furthers the legacy created by Dr Lance Timmerman by interviewing guests who can bring insight in to the field of dentistry.
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Dec 29, 2021

Harry Wheeler joins Clint to answer the burning question from last week's episode: who won Christmas?  Or, put better, who didn't ruin Christmas? 

Harry shares what it's like to be a dental student in Glasgow, Scotland. Less Hogwarts than expected.  

Harry is also a forensic scientist and shares what it's like to be in forensics, which is unfortunately less CSI and more depressing at times than exciting. It is, however, a good conversation starter at a pub. Chicks dig a forensic pathologist.

Dec 21, 2021

Dr Krytina Stafford, a veterinarian in the UK, goes Totally Oral this week in an attempt to win Christmas over her dental student brother, Harry Wheeler.  Check out the podcast to find out what that even means. 

We talk about oral health for different types of animals and why humans may be more prone to pay for dental procedures of their family pet as opposed to their own mouths. 

We also discuss the brilliant business idea she has to combine forces with her dentist husband, Chris Stafford, and why I think Chris should do animal implants on boat offshore. 

Russell is riding the pine this week because his jaw is wired shut and his head head is wrapped up like Jacob Marley. 

Dec 18, 2021

Russ and Clint are joined by none other than Kevin Donlin, the man from Madison, South Dakota. 

Kevin shares what it's like to practice in The Mount Rushmore State as well as for the National Guard.  

While we did not discover if he has an affinity for Tiger Meat, we discuss other hot topics, such as the new Star Wars rides at Disneyworld. 

Dec 11, 2021

Zach Meiners and Kevin W Fryer join Russ and Clint to talk about things not related to dentistry; the four of them have a chance to do that on the next two episodes of Very Clinical on The Very Dental Podcast, so if you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so and listen to us next week!

Zach and Kevin talk about the holidays and Kevin tells a story about an explosive meeting he had with Art Modell in Baltimore one time.  

Dec 5, 2021

Clint and Russell this week talk with Dr. Lane Ochi.  We hear about Lane's love of dental education as how his dad got the start as a CDT.  We end up discussing failure and how that doesn't happen to some dentists in Florida.

Clint goes through an extensive review of omens and signs and how they relate to people participating in Iron Man competition.  You'll never guess what seeing a squid means! 

Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Jeff Hennigan joins the guys as they discuss living in Southwest Louisiana.  Jeff goes through his experience being a part owner of a multi practice office from recruiting new doctors to dealing with hurricanes.

 
Nov 11, 2021

Clint and Russ are joined by Rich Rosenblatt of CDOCS, Imagen Dental Partners and D&D fame. 

Rich discusses the benefits Imagen, a dental partner organization, and how he has come to enjoy dentistry more. 

Russ discusses his love of spatulas and how they make the world a better place.

Nov 5, 2021

This week will Clint is off in Monaco on his private yacht with his girl, Russell talks with his friend and mentor Dr. Tuan Pham.  Tuan gives his experience being a dentist in the wonderful city of Austin, Texas and explains why the Blue Cam is the best cam in all of CEREC.  

Russell recounts the one time where Clint and he made a bargain with the wrong Devil and wound up in Albuquerque. 

Oct 30, 2021

This week Clint and Russell interview Lt. Col Michael Villacarlos.  We talk about the life of a career military dentist and his path from NYU to present.  We also discuss the difficulties of deployment like being denied entry into nightclubs in Korea.  

Clint recounts the one time he played chicken with an mongoose while running for his life during an Ironman.

Oct 22, 2021

Talon Davis goes Totally Oral with Clint and Russell and shares the journey he's taken since his budding days in Edmond, Oklahoma, which includes being a trained classical musician.  

Russell shares the seamless journey he's experienced going green by adding solar panels to his office and a water distiller to the sewage system in his backyard. 

Oct 15, 2021

Clint and Russell are joined by the indomitable Matthew Stanridge, who discusses how he it taking his practice to new heights as well as his quest to shift paradigms regarding orthodontics to general practitioners. 

You'll laugh.  You'll cry. And, you'll want to take one of his courses to expand your practice and skillset. 

Russell wonders why they didn't make a sequel to Titanic and suggests his ideas how to make that happen. Hint: bring on Yahoo Serious. 

Oct 10, 2021

Russell visits with Rick Zeiska, who is a guru on dental equipment and maintenance. Look for him on Dental-TechGuru.com.

 

Oct 2, 2021

Clint and Lance give a recap of IDS 2021, which was more like Fyre Festival 2017 than Live Aid 1985

Sep 25, 2021

Russell bemoans how he is not at IDS with his co-host.  Good thing Shawn Van de Vyver is there to help him out.  Also we call out Justin Moody for not drinking on his podcast.

Finally the woman whom we expect her case not to look good loved the case that we were talking crap about.

Sep 18, 2021

Russell Schafer shares his experiences and some of this interviews at the Implant Pathways session in Alabama.  

Sep 11, 2021

Clint joins up with his buddy, former co-worker and apparent employer for a day, Mark Blaskovich.  Learn how Mark copes with stress, what type of plants he likes to grow and why the movie Wreck-It Ralph hits close to home.

We assume Russell made it back to NOLA.  The last we heard, Russ made a pit stop at the TJ Maxx in Lake Charles to buy some Mossimo dickies five days ago.  

Sep 4, 2021

103 MPH winds. Power outages. Mass looting. Bath salts. Flesh eating evacuees. People taking even longer to order their toppings at Subway.

Listen to the chilling adventure of Russell Schafer and his escape from Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. 

Aug 28, 2021

Russell and Clinton are joined by a special guest, Jorge Zapata.  Root canal therapy is a passion of his, and microscopes make his artwork happen.  Join us to hear his adventures in the Beehive State. 

As Russell prepares for Hurricane Ida, he wonders if cannibalism will be a last or first resort should things go south.  Or, perhaps going to Costco ahead of time would be easier. 

Aug 21, 2021

Russell and Clinton complain for an hour.  Listen to our lamentations.

Aug 14, 2021

Russell and Clinton go Totally Oral with the man himself: Jason “JLips” Lipscomb.  JLips discusses just how much disruption Dental Disrupt Nation is causing, how his offices are adjusting with the latest market trends, and what approach a practitioner should take when journeying into CE. 

Russell spends most of the time lamenting the fact that he invested his life savings into Olestra rather than Bitcoin. 

Aug 7, 2021

Clint and Russell are joined by a special guest from The Natural State, Brad Keener.  Brad talks about his excitement to add digital dentistry to his practice and also discusses all things airplanes, including The Flying Dentists Association

Russell talks about the time this girl invited him to join the Mile High Club and he declined because the Broncos just beat the Saints and he really didn't want anything to do with Denver. Apparently she was confused and Russell isn't sure why. 

Jul 31, 2021

Jean McCrossan goes Totally Oral to share her experiences from dental school to living abroad in Germany to her associate jobs.  She also discusses the hardships of having to live in New Jersey.  The struggle is real.

Russell shares a similar experience when he was a child and thought he was abandoned in a dumpster only to realize his family was simply gassing up in Newark.

Jul 24, 2021

Thomas Elliott joins us to discuss what it is like being married to the esteemed lecturer and clinician, Dr Erin Elliott, and gives tips for both successful parenting and properly supporting a spouse

Listen to the journey that takes him to such places as Upstate New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Cornhusker State and finally to the tip of the Gem State

Find out the one obstacle that prevented him from touching kids the same way Robin Williams did in Dead Poets Society. 

Russell tells us about the time he did ayahuasca with what he thought was a shaman but ended up being a PTA meeting.

Jul 17, 2021

Russ and Clint discuss what they would like most…and that would be to hear from you! 

They say everyone has a unique story to share and, even if you feel like you don’t, just make something up.  We won’t know. 

Let us know if you would like to go Totally Oral and we can make that happen.  

Jul 13, 2021

This week Alex Wardian joins us again and brought a buddy: Luis Missura.  Luis is an endodontist who shares his biggest pet peeve when receiving referrals from GP’s.  Hint: it’s not broken files or missed canals. 

Alex poses a relationship question from a friend.

Russell wonders if pita is the official bread of PETA.

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