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.
This week Russell flies solo as Clint enjoys a trip to Atlanta. Russell interviews Dr. Matt St. George and they discuss their shared love of 3d printing and digital design. Matt also discusses the fun of running a big office as well as training his team to do digital dentistry.
Armen Mirzayan goes Totally Oral with Russell Schafer and Clinton Timmerman this week. We talk about CAD/CAM, his company CAD-Ray and CADbury.
Learn more about scanners and what product may be best for you.
To celebrate the one year anniversay of the Totally Oral reboot, Frank Clayton and Rich Rosenblatt join us to reminisce about everything and anything.
Frank finally found out who he had to blow to get an onlay covered by Delta. The answer probably won't surprise you.
This week Russ and Clint talk with Dr. Baron Grutter. Baron is a general dentist who loves ortho and surgery and recently moved from MO to MI. We discuss how the move went for him and his family and his transition with a new office. We talk about his path to becoming a teacher as well as being a reluctant vegan.
Clint this week decided to show up late as he was too busy "driving safely" to make it on time.
If you want to learn more about digital design, orthodontics, and surgery from Baron, go to his website https://www.barongrutterdds.com/ to learn more
Alewx Wardian, Azhar Ahmed and Charli Stein--Marie got Totally Oral at VoD.
Learn all about Soaking and why Azhar has gotten married three times to the same woman.
This week Clint and Russell interview Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources. Sandy works as a consultant helping dentists establish systems in their offices. We discuss everything from hiring processes to questionable business practices to her interesting first experience as a dental consultant in the Northeast.
This week Russ and Clint talk with Dr. Len Tau. Len is a dentist who has dedicated his life to helping other dentists get great online reviews. We talk about Len's journey from NYC to NOLA to PHL to FL and how he retired at age 50. We also hear about how to deal with bad reviews and what not to do.
This week Clint and Russ talk with Dr. Gina Dorfman who is owner of YAPI as well Dentistry for Kids and Adults in California. We discuss the fun of owning a dental office, hiring dental staff, working with other dentists and discussing whose dog is barking in the background.
We discuss Greg's journey as a dentist and how and why he created his technique. We also discuss how it is too damn cold.
Russell shares his favorite song "Numb" by Linkin Park which is in no way related to the guest this week and is simply because at heart Russell is still an angsty teen.
Russel Schafer, Clinton and Lance Timmerman sit down for a chat with Michael Keller, a dentist and former lifeguard from Delaware.
Michael shares his grand plans for marketing and why, if you're not living in Delaware, you're failing at life.
This week Clint and Russ talk with Dr. David Janash of My UnderBite. We are talking with speakers at the Dental Maverick Summit 2022 which is happening in Austin, Tx on April 22nd and 23rd. David and Russ are friends of Tuan so we apologize for the small amount of adulation about Tuan at the beginning.
David shares with us his journey from working in crappy NYC HMO offices to managing a small DSO of 12 offices. We also talk about the importance of communication and how Joe Rogan's podcast is too damn long.
Another episode from Voices of Dentistry 2022, Clint and Russ talk with Daniel Smith. Dan works in Oliver Springs, TN with his dad and uncle as well as his time in the Navy.
Clint and Russell interview Robyn Ramirez at VOD 2022 for this episode of Totally Oral. Russell had his mic way too far away as he was plying Zak Allmand shots of Fireball the entire time.
Robyn talks about her history in dentistry as well as her experience coaching dentists. To learn more about Robyn, go to her website Dentistry's Communication Coach to learn more about it. Russell has used her in his office and he and his team learned a lot from her.
It's Voices of Dentistry week! If you are at the conference and could only be a guest on one podcast...you should definitely do A Very Clinical Podcast.
However, assuming you wanna mingle with the rest of us, we'd love to talk to you. You'll have a chance to speak with Russell Schafer and Clinton Timmerman and even the Godfather of Totally Oral himself, Lance Timmerman.
If you aren't at the conference, we'd still love to hear from you and hope to interview you at a future date. Just let us know!