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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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Now displaying: 2022
Dec 25, 2022

This week Russ is in Miami while Clint braves the cold in Washington and they talk with Dr. Joshua Austin.  Josh lectures on mental health both for dentists and for patients in his presentation Chamfered Psyche.  Everyone shares a bit of their mental health journey as well as talking about the importance of mental health care in day to day lives.  If you want to learn more about when and where Josh is speaking next, go to his website Austin Dental Seminars to learn more.

Dec 20, 2022

Rich Rosenblatt and Frank Clayton return once more to discuss end of year scheduling and staff payouts.  Rich also discusses the real reason it's best to work for his company at this time of year. 

Happy holidays and merry freaking whatever!

Dec 12, 2022

This week, Russell interviews Jessica Knott, Damien Bonner, and Matt Newman.  Jessica is part of Ackuretta and both Damien and Matt are from Cad-Ray.  We discuss how new 3D printed materials will be recognized under the ADA as ceramic crowns and how to incorporate them into your practice.  Coupled with Cad-Ray's new software Clinux, the goal of Ackuretta and Cad-Ray is to be able to design and fabricate a crown in a comparable time as a milled crown to work well in a dentist's office.  
We also discuss how meeting come back and how great IDS in Germany is.

Dec 4, 2022

This week Russ and Clint discuss Clint's job at a unicorn practice as well as how we handle staff bonuses.  We talk about patient management while Lucas is barking in the background.  We finish off with an interesting ethical case that Russ had.  

Nov 27, 2022

This week Russell gives his final interview from Smile Con 2022.  He was fortunate to have Ayush Bagla CEO of Ackuretta and Ryan Axelson CRO of Ackuretta on to discuss a lot of the non clinical aspects of 3D printing such as R&D of new resins and printers as well as which directions 3d printing is going in.  Good interview especially if you want to see non-dentists talking about dentistry.

Nov 20, 2022

So Clint is on the road and Russell has been busy so we created an episode last minute.  Russ debates whether or not to replace his desktop scanner or upgrade whereas Clint talks about his trip to Pueblo, CO to pick up his old crap and either move or remove it.  We have an in depth conversation on how should one equip a dental office as well as the importance of seat belts.  Russ discusses his plans to put his dog into witness protection if needed and Clint explains what Kelly isn't excited about him bringing home.

Nov 13, 2022

This week Russell releases an interview hot off the press.  He has not editted this one at all and literally just finished this one with his new friend Brian Schweers.  Brian was kind enough to take Russ's course this weekend on how to do dentures and 3d printing.  
Brian is an RDH turned DDS.  He talks about how he learned to give anesthesia because Texas board doesn't think Hyg can give injections combine with his experience of working in God's country of West Texas to the naugty dirty east of Dallas.  All that being said, we shared good bourbon and just discussed dentistry in general.  Give it a listen.

Nov 10, 2022

Another midweek episode with Russ and Clint just shooting the bull.  Clint is in Spokane, WA working for the man while Russell does the last minute prep for his course discovering how messy his dental office is.  Spoiler alert, his office is very messy.  We discuss what are the most important parts of a CE course and of course we both come to the logical conclusion that asking the question "Do you like music?" to all CE participants followed by playing a song is the most necessary part of any CE course.

Nov 5, 2022

This week Clint and Russ interview Dr. Brian Stoute.  Brian is a dentist in DC who focuses on doing implants.  We discuss his dental journey such as dating and marrying his now wife whom he taught while she was in dental school.  We also discuss how CE has changed in the past two decades. 

Nov 3, 2022

Another bonus episode this week: Clint and Russ talk about dealing with patients in general and ask the tough questions.  When refunding a denture should you break it in front of the patient?  Should we maybe give out more narcotics?  Where was Lucas in this episode?  Will Clint take over Lance's practice in a Game of Thrones-esque way?  These tough questions might be answered in this podcast.

Also if you want a bit of lagniappe, stick around at the closing for Russ and Clint discussing different practice models.

Oct 29, 2022

This week Russell interviews Dr. Robert Hubbard and returning guest Dr. Brad Keener the president and president-elect, respectively, of the Flying Dental Association.  We start out the interview with Erin's mom but end up discussing the history of the FDA, how two "competing" dentists wind up being the head of the FDA, and finish up with some HR discussions.  We also talk about their amazing upcoming continuing education courses that everyone is invited to join.  Find out more information at www.FlyingDentists.org

Oct 22, 2022

Russell Schafer talks with Dr. Nakul Rathi after SmileCon 2022.  While this was the last interview he did of the weekend, he still has two more that will be released in the next few weeks.  Nakul owns an implant company and teaches implant placement in Houston, Texas at Get Implant.  We talk about his journey from India to New York where he studied under the illustrious Dr. Tarnow and then went to The Ohio State University to study Prosthodontics.  We discuss the importance of trying to make implants affordable for all of our patients whether they live in the US or in India.

Oct 20, 2022

So we decided to make a mid week episode as Clint had some stuff he wanted to talk about.  We share some beers over Riverside.FM and discuss random topics about whatever was on our mind for the past hour.  The show 

Oct 16, 2022

So Russell just got back from SmileCon 2022 in Houston.  This is actually his second interview of four that he did there, but this one required much less editting than his first one.

This week Russell talks with the co-founders of PreTeeth AI (Bill Chou and Dr. Sylvie Liu).  Preteeth AI is a software that makes a smile analysis and smile simulation software and they offer a one month free trial.  Go check out their product at www.PreTeeth.com.  It's a pretty cool piece app.

Also Dr. Alex Lin who is an ortho resident at Penn was on the podcast as well.  Dr. Lin and Dr. Liu are both dentists who trained in Taiwan and we discuss at length what being a dentist in Taiwan is like compared to dentistry in the United States.  

Finally, Bill was kind enough to share a song that his band plays which is the music for the week.  To see the live performance, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKsimznyk4w

 

 

Oct 7, 2022

Russel and Clint talk to Joel David Chappell and his quest to find a dentist to work his wondeful opportunity in Tipton, Missouri, a town he assures us has electricity.  

Also, every dentist should have this in front of their office. 

Oct 2, 2022

This week Clint and Russ interview John Unger from Cincinnati, Ohio.  We discuss his recent big move and upgrade for his office and what it is like to be the third owner of a dental office.  Clint explains what it is like to do comprehensive dentistry in a meat packing plant and Russell whines about his orange drink of a beer.

Sep 23, 2022

This week Russ co-hosts with Rich Rosenblatt and Frank Clayton.  Along with regular shenanigans, we discuss crazy patients and training associates.  Give a listen to the end to hear Rich's great story that was told before we began the podcast.

Sep 17, 2022

This week Russell borrows Justin Moody's podcast set up in Tempe, AZ at The Pathway which is why you won't hear his dog barking in the background.  Russell just finished a course by Dr. August de Oliveira on how to do full arch fixed cases digitally.  At the end of the course, Russell talks with the team at Implant Pathways and New Horizon about how their experiences in Arizona as well as how they got to their current roles. 

If you want to learn more about The Pathway and the courses they offer for both surgical and restorative dentistry, visit www.ThePathway.com.

Sep 10, 2022

This week Clint and Russ just talk about a variety of thoughts and experiences that they have had.  Russ discusses his fourth ever denture refund and how he has finally let the hate go in heart over refunds.  Clint updates us on the fun of dealing with banks and trying to get loans for a small dental practice.   

Sep 4, 2022

This week Russell interviews Brian Binnie who works with Pac-Dent in their 3d printed resins division.  Russell and Brian discuss the 3d printed resins and Brian gives his opinion on where 3D printing is going in the near future for dentistry.   

If you want to contact Brian about his offer to our listeners, his email is brianbinnie.pacdent@gmail.com.

Aug 28, 2022

This week Clint and Russ interview Jessica Knott, CDT.  Jessica designs and builds 3D printers and helps validate 3D printing resins for dentistry so that we can make sure that the materials are acceptable for human use.  Clint talks about his project in Tanazania and how we think 3d printing will be useful for these clinics in underserved areas with the goal to give great dental restorations for dollars a piece.

In the second half of the show, Jessica talks about her experience of training with the Air Force to receive her CDT through the Air Force.  We learn about the rigourous and comprehensive training the Air Force gets its dental teams. 

Aug 22, 2022

Russell and Clint are joined by Tony Thomas, a dentist in San Antonio.  Tony talks about how he loves to cannonball in the Riverwalk near couples dining on a first date and how he saw the dancing Six Flags guy at a Hot Topic one time. 

Aug 14, 2022

This week Clint and Russ interview Tim Lane CDT.  Tim is a denture tech out of Memphis, TN who owns Cynosure Dental.  We discuss the fun of trying to start a business, keeping employees around, and of course how removable prosth is like the best.  We also go into the clinical aspects of removable and tap into digital stuff a bit.

Aug 6, 2022

Christine Calamia (Levitsky), former classmate of Clinton's, daughter of the inventor of veneers and former student of the inventor of Breath Assure, goes Totally Oral this week to share her insights on dentistry and cornhole.  

She mentions her job as an insurance reviewer and shares the cheat code to submit with a claim in order to get onlays covered. 

Join us and hear all her juicy secrets such as proof that GV Black inspired L. Ron Hubbard to write Battlefield Earth and Anne of Green Gables. 

Jul 30, 2022

This week Russell interviews Dr. Sharel Sly.  Sharel is a native New Orleanian who practices in Houston, TX.  We discuss her journey from NOLA to Houston and the type of practice she is trying to build.  Russell gets some tips on how to run a practice without a hygienist.  Both of us talk about patients who get dentistry done by fake dentists or who go out of the country to get major work done.  Finally, we talk about our own DA extern horror stories.

Sharel also runs a group called private group called Sistahs in Dentistry and her office is Hermann Park Smiles.

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