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The Dental Guys

The Dental Guys is a show about all things dental. If you are passionate about dentistry, you will love this show. Along with your hosts Jon and Wes, you will both laugh and learn and we hope it will become your source for dental news, clinical tips and inside information.
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Jul 11, 2017

The Dental Guys get a chance this week to interview someone quite interesting: Dr. Sameer Puri, one of the founders of cerecdoctors.com as well as an educator at Spear Education. We got to record this one in the Spear studio and really got to know what makes Sameer excited about CEREC!  We talk about what CEREC can and can’t do, how it compares to the lab, and why he feels that CEREC is more than just a business decision but instead a passion that he wants to share with fellow doctors.  He challenged us to think differently about how we make technology decisions in our practices and also how chairside milling could change the way you do dentistry.  We asked him to make us believers in CEREC, and you’ll have to listen to see what came of that!

Jun 20, 2017

Our series on endo continues!  After our last two episodes, we are ready to get working length and start irrigation.  We will talk through the science and clinical techniques that help make endo more predictable and we will discuss some of the controversies such as lubricants, which irrigants to use, and many other important topics.

Jun 11, 2017

Our series on endo continues!  We begin with a hot topic: a discussion of microscopes vs. CBCT vs. loupes and their comparative effects on diagnosis and treatment outcomes.  Then, we discuss anesthesia, isolation, and access.  We provide a ton of clinical tips in this show that will help you do better endo!

May 23, 2017

Well, we have been thinking about a series on endodontics for a while now and so it begins!  This is the first in a series of episodes on endo.  We start with diagnosis and the science behind properly treatment planning for root canals.  We will dive into controversies on use of CBCT in endodontics and discuss pain control, antibiotic use, and cracked teeth.  We try to keep it relevant to the everyday decision making that we all deal with in our practices.  And as always, we will try to back our discussion up with research! 

May 9, 2017

You’re listening to the dental guys episode 41: “Where are the Wannabes”.  Wes and Jon interview two dental students who spent a week in our offices seeing what we do.  Did they learn anything?  Does dental education need to change or is the foundation we receive in school enough to get you started?  Is apprenticeship still the future of advanced dental training or can you learn it all on YouTube?  We discuss it all this week on the dental guys!

Apr 25, 2017

Justin Moody and the Dentists, Implants, and Worms podcast is a great podcast show with some quality hosts that discuss implant dentistry as well as a wide variety of other topics.  We had the privilege of meeting them and having them interview us at the VOD conference earlier this year.  While we had never formally met, we felt we immediately connected with these guys as they are “doing it right” with Justin’s implant practice, which is a referral-based implant practice which does a lot of full arch comprehensive implant dentistry.

This discussion in split into two episodes, Episodes 39 and 40.

In Part 2, we dive deeper into the nuts and bolts of implants. We discuss what works and why it works and draw on Justin’s years of experience to help surgeons and restorative dentists alike to find out how to get better results with implants.  Justin also shares some surprising revelations about his struggles with getting quality from his referring dentists and how we can take it to the next level!

Apr 18, 2017

Justin Moody and the Dentists, Implants, and Worms podcast is a great podcast show with some quality hosts that discuss implant dentistry as well as a wide variety of other topics.  We had the privilege of meeting them and having them interview us at the VOD conference earlier this year.  While we had never formally met, we felt we immediately connected with these guys as they are “doing it right” with Justin’s implant practice, which is a referral-based implant practice which does a lot of full arch comprehensive implant dentistry. 

This discussion in split into two episodes, Episodes 39 and 40.


In Part 1 we discuss where it all started and how we all got to where we are today.  We also get into what type of CE is most important to be able to do comprehensive dentistry.

Apr 4, 2017

The dental guys traveled to Orlando Florida to cover the Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting.  Every year we attend this meeting we are continually challenged by research in the field of implants and new innovative ideas. 

 

Based on this year’s meeting, it could be the beginning of the end of sinus lifts, bone grafts, and maybe even full arch zirconium.  Find out what this all means for your practice this week on the Dental Guys?

Mar 28, 2017

We welcome Russell Kirk of “The Business of Dentistry” podcast and Cory Glenn who is a well-known educator who focuses on implants, surgical guide planning, and 3D printing.  We get in to the longstanding debate about rural vs. big city practices-which is best for you?  We also discuss some of the top tips they have for your practice.  This was recorded live at the Voices of Dentistry podcast even in Nashville, TN.

Mar 7, 2017

For the Voices of Dentistry conference, we decided to pick a very mundane and non-controversial topic: “occlusion doesn’t matter”!  More specifically, we discuss why implant occlusion may not matter as much as we once thought.  We will build a case for this discussing research as well as applying this thought to the theory of the success of short implants.  Recorded live in Nashville, TN!

Feb 24, 2017

We go back to basics to discuss how to make your most common procedure more predictable.  Besides discussing tools, techniques, and work flows we also bring Brad the Dental Lab Guy in to discuss common problems he sees and how to make your preparation better.  It’s time to go back to school this week on The Dental Guys.

Feb 17, 2017

Wes and Jon travel to India to provide free dental care to a needy people.  Work hard in your own community to provide care to those that need a helping hand.  

Jan 28, 2017

We just wrapped up the first day here in Nashville at the Voices of Dentistry Summit!  We heard lots of great presentations and got some great interviews.  Here is a little teaser-the top 3 indispensable products/tools from oral surgeon and "The Business of Dentistry" podcaster Russell Kirk and BlueSkyBio Guided Surgery master Cory Glenn!

Jan 24, 2017

It’s the first Dental Guys Question and Answer show ever!  We answer 4 of our listener’s questions ranging from splint material choices to difficult prophy coding to cement protocols and finally: where do you find the right job right now-whether you are brand new looking for your first ever associateship or you are wanting to change literally everything in your career path.  We answer your questions right now on the Dental Guys!

Jan 17, 2017

Are you addicted to magnification?  Have you ever wondered what magnification power loupes you should buy?  We give you our thoughts and opinions on that important question.  Plus, we review the new Designs for Vision wireless loupe headlight!  

Jan 1, 2017

Every year, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (JPD) publishes their annual review of selected dental literature.  It is a geek's dream as we get to read and review research from all aspects of dentistry combined in one place.  Listen as we discuss some of the interesting new research from this year's issue and how it relates to our daily clinical practice.  Trust me, this is way better than dental school lit review as we do it Dental Guys style!

Dec 25, 2016

Does the thought of a computer going down give you nightmares?  We switch it up on this episode to discuss what to look for in an IT professional.  We discuss the benefits of big vs. small companies, support, backups, and how to decide when to upgrade the technology in your office.  Move over while we defragment your hard drive this week on The Dental Guys!

Dec 20, 2016

It's the classic dilemma we all face- do you pay more for service and a relationship or choose your dental supplier based upon price alone?

Is your rep worth the price?

We explore this topic plus discuss grey-market materials and independent service reps.

Also-what are YOU buying year end 2016?

Nov 15, 2016

In this episode, we discuss the nuts and bolts of daily use of a cone beam now that we've had ours for about a year.  Whether you are still considering which machine to buy or if you use one every day, you will get some good advice as to how to make the best use of the technology as well as some tricks we use to get the best results in implant surgical planning.  We also discuss two products that you do not want to be without in your practice!

Oct 29, 2016

So, it's SEASON 2!!  New music, new topics but the same quality you know and love.  To kick off the season, we get right into three tough topics.  First, did CRA get it right in their recent report on implant cements?  Then, we take a trip through the wasteland otherwise known as the dental lab model room, and last, we try to figure out what to do when you have to take over someone else's case midstream.

Oct 11, 2016

Alan Mead of The Dental Hacks Podcast joins us this week to tell us about how he has incorporated microscopes into his practice. We talk about how he uses them daily (which actually may surprise you) as well as how to choose them and whether they provide a return on investment. Also, do they truly make you a better dentist or are there trade-offs? It's a hot topic again on this week's show!

Sep 27, 2016

In this exciting episode, The Dental Guys interview the founders of XDR Radiology, a small company with big ideas and exciting products.  We discuss how the company was founded, what it is like competing against the "big names", and what products they think could revolutionize dental imaging in the future.

 

Sep 13, 2016

In this episode, we discuss how to decide whether treating kids is a good call for your practice and how to treat them well without losing your mind!  We will give our tips for behavior management, treatment planning, and also some very specific equipment recommendations to make your pediatric dentistry easier and more predictable.

Sep 1, 2016

After 6 plus months of The Dental Guys, we step back and discuss some of the topics we have presented on the show that have stuck with us.  We will talk about which of our episodes have affected daily practice the most and which new products are working for us.  We also discuss CE with Spear and whether it has been worth the investment.  Let's boil the last 6 months of the show down to one exciting hour! 

Aug 17, 2016

Spear Education has had a profound effect on dental education in the USA.  We interview Kevin Kwiecien, a faculty member at Spear, about what they are doing to further our understanding of comprehensive care and "teaching with intention".

Besides a great discussion of occlusion and dental education, we see if Kevin can survive the 10 Question LIGHTNING ROUND!

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