This week Clint and Russ interview Dr. Jesse McGuire an orthodontist out of Goodyear, AZ. We talk about his journey from DSO medicaid orthodontist in Texas during the late 2000's and early 2010's and then moved to Phoenix to join another DSO to starting his own private practice office five years ago. We talk about the challenges of running an ortho office and how he decides what to incorporate and what not to incorporate (hint it ain't Invisalign). Overall it was a fun to talk with a dentist who isn't a GP and hear about how our worlds are pretty darn similar.
You listened to his other half with Dr Caroline Michaels, now hear the rest of the story with Dr Shawn Rajendram, who runs a rural practice in central Ohio (sorry, THE central Ohio). Hear about all the challenges and successes Dr Raj has experienced in The Buckeye State.
This week Clint and Russ talk with Dr. Arthur Volker. Artie practices out of Queens, NY and pretty much devotes his office to direct restorative. The man just loves composite and we pick his brain about it for the better part of an hour from technique to patient management. We talk about what he teaches and his courses at both Bioclear and Cosmodent. Also we ask how the heck a dentist who loves composite bought a dental lab that does crown and bridge?
If you want to take a course from Artie (which we highly recommend), you can either go to Cosmodent or Bioclear and look up courses coming soon.
Russell and Clinton are joined by Mohamed Attia of Alexandria, Virginia, who recently lectured at the annual AGD meeting about clinical pitfalls he wants to help dentists avoid. These suggestions come into play for every day practice, from working with a wife (try to avoid that) and taking an x-ray for emergency patients, even if one was recently taken. Take a listen and perhaps find a pearl or two that could potentially save your bacon!
This week Russ and Clint talk with Dr. David Yang who is the owner of True North Dental and runs The Real World Dentistry Facebook group. David is a hygienist turned dentist who practices in Flagstaff, AZ and runs a Fee for Service office and essentially is a super GP. The man does everything from teaching to 3d printing to all on X treatment to re treatment. We finish the conversation talking about how he placed an implant on himself with his Yomi.
This week Russell interview Dr. Caroline Michaels is an oral pathologist based out of Columbus, Ohio who runs a private practice clinic called Capital Oral Pathology. She sees patients, accepts referrals, and reads biopsies. If you want to email her, her email is CapitalOralPathology@gmail.com.
We talk about her journey to becoming a oral pathologist as well as her experience opening an office. We also talk about the advancements and changes in oral pathology in the past decades and where the future of oral path is.
This week Russ goes solo with a dentist who graduated with him Dr. Sarah Bihm. Sarah owns an office in Crowley, La but is active in the Louisiana Dental Assocation. Russell wanted to get her on as she is so active as he wanted to hear her opinion on what does the Louisiana Dental Assocation do as well as why should dentists join the ADA and organized dentistry. We also talk about her practice and what it is like doing dentistry in a small town where she literally knows the other three dentists who are all friends.
Russ and Clint talk with Dr. David Sanders from Illinois this week. David owns an office that focuses on IV sedation. We discuss where he was trained and how he chooses his cases and when he decides to punt. We also discuss family dynamics as he practices with his sister who is also a dentist and also practiced with his father who started offering sedation back in the 70's.
Clint and Russ speak with Dr. Matthew McMasters this week who practices in Ardmore Tennessee which is literally on the Alabama-Tennessee border. We start out discussing what it is like working in a small town and how he has changed over time from trying to offer Smithson composites to just "A2 make it work." Finally, we talk about about how to choose CE courses that will bring the best ROI.
Russ and Clint interviewed Dr. Joshua Grenier. Josh is an Air Force trained dentist who works as an associate in Rhode Island and also owns a small lab there as well. We talk with Josh about his experience in the military as well as how he incorporates 3d printing as an associate and as a lab owner. He also speaks for Pacdent and will be speaking at the upcoming Greater New York meeting. If you want to reach out to Josh, his email is email@example.com.
Russell Schafer and Clinton Timmerman interview Yoana Yurova of Lone Star Dental Arts. Check out her tricks of the trade to create better results when working with your lab. Is cord better vs using a laser or Traxodent? What about Zirconia vs Emax for anterior restorations? Does cream cheese belong on hotdogs? Listen and find out!
This week Russell interviews Eugene Royzengurt LD which Russell finds out stands for Licensed Denturist. Eugene is one of the few licensed denturists in Utah where he teaches at the GPR program. He owns a small one man lab and lectures as well. Russell and Eugene discuss various aspects of removable prosth for the hour as well as how removable has moved up in promenience in the world of dentistry (at least in our eyes).
Russell was pretty badly prepared for this interview and he didn't even realize that Lance had Eugene on back in 2016. If you want to listen to that interview, the link is here
The link to Eugene's previous webinar that he did for Vita
The link for his upcoming course with Vita on August 4th and 5th, you can sign up online for only 400 bucks which seems like a darn good deal to me at a least.
This week Clint and Russell talk with Dr. Andrew Turchin. Andrew works in beautiful Aspen, Colorado and practices as a Fee For Service doctor focusing primarily on full mouth restorations and cosmetic cases. We start out discussing how Andrew got his start as well as how Dr. Larry Rosenthal is a better cosmetic dentist than you are and why he moved from NYC to the Rockies. The conversation goes to continuing education as there as so many dentists who want to do cosmetics but really don't know where to start. Unbeknowst to either Russ or Clint prior to this interview, Andrew teaches an over the shoulder course called Cosmetic Coaching a few times a year where he shows his processes of diagnosing, treatment planning, and performing this level of treatment.
This week Russell interviews Robert Duque from 3Disc. Robert came down from New Jersey to NOLA to show off the 3Disc Heron scanner to Russell, and overall it was a good week. Russell decided to wrap up the week with a podcast. One of the cooler features of the Heron is the ability to size Kinder zirconia crowns which can be found on YouTube. Also Russell was impressed that 3Disc paired all their scanners with a laptop that was spec'd appropriatedly with their scanner so that the dentist gets the right experience. If you are interested in learning more about the scanner, you can either go to 3Disc.com or call Robert and he gives his phone number in the last two minutes of the episode.
Irene Iancu closes our Voices of Dentistry 2003 experience, discussing such topics as owning a dental office as a non-dentist, life in Toronto, and what duties she feels hygienists should have. Alan Mead even joins us to give an important announcement.
Pavlos Malonoukos, a lab technician out of Flushing, NY, goes Totally Oral to discuss all things digital when it comes to lab work, including AI. Pavlos gives his thoughts on AI taking over the world. His prediction: it's been a fun ride, human race.
This week Russ and Clint talk with Jeff Gladnick who is the founder and CEO of Great Dental Websites. We talk about how Jeff founded GDW and got into this dental advertising. Jeff ran through Clint's prospective practice and what potential marketing goals should be. He also outlines great tips for how to choose a marketer and what are some pitfalls for how to avoid black hat SEO scams so that Google doesn't black list you. It is a great podcast if you want to learn more about Google advertising and how some of the stuff works behind the curtain.
In the interest of full disclosure, Russ has been a client of GDW since 2016 but they are not advertisers on our show.
Russ Morrow joins Russell Schafer and Clinton Timmerman at the VoD after party to discuss all things lasers. Russell Morrow recently became the Cheif Dental Officer at Biolase and he tells us his journey from incorporating lasers into his practice into lecturing for a major company.
Russ is also on the Arizona Dental Board and he tells us some common pitfalls to avoid as well as some stories of what it's like to review cases of his fellow dental peers.
Check out our podcast then catch Russ Morrow at one of his courses.
Clint and Russ talk with Dr. Jared Christopherson this week. Jared is a dentist in Cheyenne, WY and talks about what brought him back to Wyoming after going to school in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. He also talks about his minor vice/passion of playing poker and how that brought him to Vegas to take Russell's course and learn how to start printing dentures.
Clint and Russell talk with Travis Rodgers about his elctronic referral system that is simple to use thorugh dental operating softers. Check out OneClickReferral.com and find out thow this system can benefit you!
At Voices of Dentistry, Russ and Clint met Derik Van Ness who owns Big Life Financial. We initially begin discussing the Employee Retention Credit which neither of us knew anything about and moved on to other topics in financial advice and tax strategy. While Derik is not a CPA, he works with CPAs to do a lot of the leg work to help make sure that you aren't paying more in taxes than you should. If you want to learn more about Derik and his company, go to Big Life Financial.
Dr. Kyle Shank used to own a dental office in Indianapolis but decided he needed a change of pace. He sold his office, and he and his orthodontist wife moved to Montana. He works as an associate in a couple different offices and runs a one person crown and bridge lab. We discuss the common issues that Kyle sees given that he understands the clinical, lab, and business aspects of dentistry. If you want to contact Kyle, you can find him on Facebook or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton and Russell had a chance to meet Vanessa Vitagliano and Jared Parente of Dental Warranty at Voices of Dentistry.
Vanessa and Jared explain their business model that protects their client’s dental work by adding a fee for each procedure, similar to any other item a person may purchase and warranty. Listen to what they have to say and see if Dental Warranty could be an added benefit for your office.
Zach Meiners and Jason Lipscomb go Totally Oral at VoD 2023. Just like any good superhero movie, Jason gives the origin story of Voices of Dentistry and how it all came together. Jason and Zach discuss insurance companies and how dentists could take the power back if everyone joined forces like the Wonder Twins.
Zach laments how getting his dream car, a lowered GEO Metro, didn't give him the street cred he was seeking. If only he had taken up the keytar like Jason did.
Russell and Clinton talk to Assen Dobrikov, owner of Dani Dental Studio. Listen and find out how he went from Eastern Europe to the Grand Canyon State.