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.
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
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
Also, every dentist should have this in front of their office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week Clint and Russell interview Jimmy and Courtney Nelson from Metairie, LA. Jimmy is dentist in Metairie, LA and Courtney runs their office. The four of us talk about the fun of dealing with rude patients as well as the more fun part of kicking their butts to the curb. We especially love it when they beg to come back. As Russell is doing this podcast from his office rather than his home, Courtney and Jimmy's dog takes the place of Lucas and makes a guest appearance. Finally, Courtney gives us "Just the Tip" on how to travel better.
Their office's website is at www.nelsondentalcarela.com and both can be found on FB and IG.
Clint and Russ interview Dr. Danny Domingue this week. Russell's computer went on the fritz which is the reason for the low quailty audio. We apologize in advance! We talk about how tequila is an amazing drink and the benefits of doing amphetamines. Finally we discuss implant stuffs and fawn over the brilliance of Cory Glenn. If you want to see upcoming classes that Danny is offering, go to either Digital Dental Masters or Implants Black and White for course dates. Both Clint and Russell have taken Danny's classes and highly recommend them!
Robert Appel is a man of fine taste who enjoys music. He is a U of M Wolvervine who went to Case Western for his DMD and now practices as a dentist in Humble, Texas. We talk about his journey to Texas and how he tries to find his niche in his area. We discuss the fun of both firing employees and firing former practice owners.
This week Russell and Clint interview Megan Weisenberger, DMD out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Weisenberger discusses her journey into being the 4th owner of a dental practice as well as how she learned how to do great ortho. Small spoiler, she got her start with orthodontics from the GP Ortho guru Dr. Matthew Standridge. That being said, Dr. Weisenberger certainly stands on her own and teaches introductory courses for Sure Smiles.
We discuss how awesome (and maybe sexy?) Joe Burrow is and how to deal with creepy patients. Russell lamets how LSU GPR program is bad and Clint talks about traveling with kids.
This week Clint and Russ interview the man behind the hair: Dr. Kevin Fryer. We discuss the fun of running a dental office in Q1 and Q2 of 2022 along with the managing staff and expenses. We turn the conversation to the great city of Cleveland along with the discussion of the sport of baseball as well as the fateful night where one dollar could buy a bloke 10 beers. Finally, we hear about how Kevin loves to talk with parents about baseball rules.
This week Clint and Russ interview Dr. Mona Patel and Dr. Erin Elliott. We discuss the fun of running dental practices, training team members, and trying to force children to embrace their artistic side (at least a bit). There is a reasonably high chance that Mona might be drinking given her town's penchant for alcohol while Erin enjoys a lovely sparkling water mid podcast.
Clint and Russell are joined by the Maestro of Moses Lake himself, Craig Harder.
Listen and hear us discuss the hard hitting topics we are all curious about, such as the intrique of Enumclaw, Washington.
This week Clint and Russ interview Michael Gagaoudakis DMD. Mike runs an office in Orlando, FL specializing in both surgical and restorative full arch dentistry. Mike discusses his journey to doing full arch as well as his philosophy on full arch.
If you want to learn more about Mike and the courses he teaches, go to https://orlandolifestyledentistry.com/fordentists.
This week Clint is back in the US of A, and he and Russ sit down and just talk shop. We discuss charity work and Clint's journey to purchase of a practice. We end up asking the question "What would Michael Apa prefer?"
This week on Totally Oral, Russell is joined by Jason Lutchefeld, Zack Meiners, and Alan Mead. We discuss a little up and coming podcast that Zach and Alan do. We discuss social media and dentistry and how it has changed our landscape. We also discuss how Jason is looking forward to retirement and going to live in Canada.
If you want to learn more about Jason's services, go to Inspero.
This week Russell flies with Lance Timmerman and Brad Keener as Clint enjoys Italia. We start out with Russell's cat disconnecting the podcast and move towards dentists who can afford Bitcoin but can't afford a Dexis sensor. We talk about Brad's move towards digital and how access to care is just funny. We also finally find out why Lance hates all periodontists.