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The Very Dental Podcast network brings you entertaining and relevant conversations with visionaries, clinicians and your friends in the dental space.

The Very Dental Podcast Network Alan Mead

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 376 Ratings

The Very Dental Podcast network brings you entertaining and relevant conversations with visionaries, clinicians and your friends in the dental space.

    Shorts: Congruency

    Shorts: Congruency

    Al talks about his struggles to be congruent with what he believes to be the best way to practice dentistry...through a microscope. Also how he's attempting to incorporate particle abrasion in different ways. 
    Some links from the show:
    Global Microsurgeon's Chair BQE Ergodynamic Velopex AquaCare Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!
    Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."
    If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 
    It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.
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    Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!
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    If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!
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    Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!
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    If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

    • 19 min
    Group Function: 3Shape, Medit and Everything Digital with CAD-Ray

    Group Function: 3Shape, Medit and Everything Digital with CAD-Ray

    If you're in to digital dentistry, you need to be working with CAD-Ray. Alan joined Dr. Armen Mirzayan, Damien Bonner and Jon Acker of CAD-Ray at their booth at the Greater New York Dental Meeting to talk about the array of digital options that they offer. It would be an understatement to say that things have changed since we talked at GNYDM 2021! CAD-Ray has become your "one stop shop" for all things digital dentistry and we dig in to all of it in this entertaining conversation.
    CAD-Ray is the right place to buy Medit scanners because of the customer support! The fundamentals of scanning transcends the brand of scanner! Without the service and support, digital dentistry can run in to problems There is SO MUCH that digital can do...it's easier to figure out with a course Why bring on 3Shape? Same day dentistry outside of the CEREC workflow! How to make a 3D printer useful in the dental office! How did Clinux, CAD-Ray's browser based CAD software come about? We're not all that far from printed permanent crowns! Digital dental for "non-enthusiasts" Digital dentistry makes complex treatment simpler Some links from the show:
    CAD-Ray's website CAD-Ray's Youtube channel Clinux, browser based CAD software Courses on digital dentistry offered by CAD-Ray in their amazing Las Vegas facility! Very Clinical episode featuring Zach getting in to digital impressions! Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."
    If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors!
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    It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.
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    Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!
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    If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!
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    Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!
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    If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what w

    • 36 min
    Very Clinical: Confidence in Verbal Skills

    Very Clinical: Confidence in Verbal Skills

    Kevin and Zach expand their discussion about verbal skills that they've developed for moving patients past potential objections. 
    Some links from the show:
    Isodam
    Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!
    If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group!
    Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."
    If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 
    --
    Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!
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    If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!
    --
    Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!
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    If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

    • 38 min
    Shorts: Emails to Yourself

    Shorts: Emails to Yourself

    Al shares an easy and free "time traveling" tool to help give you some perspective on life events and how anxiety is usually making payments on a bill you might not even owe!
    Some links from the show:
    Come see me at the Enova Illumination booth at the Greater New York Dental Meeting! 
    Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!
    Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."
    If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 
    It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.
    --
    Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!
    --
    If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!
    --
    Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!
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    If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

    • 19 min
    Very Dental: An Army of Walking Billboards with Dr. Addison Killeen

    Very Dental: An Army of Walking Billboards with Dr. Addison Killeen

    Alan is joined again by Dr. Addison Killeen! Addison has owned multiple practices, has bought existing practices and done startups. He has interesting expertise in marketing all kinds of different practice situations and we talk about a lot of them in today's episode!
    Even the guy who wrote the book on associateship sometimes has to look for an associate! Associates come in all shapes and sizes! An aside about Lincoln, NE (Nebraska Nice) Marketing encompasses everything (branding, patient care, texts/answering the phone, website, ads, etc. Marketing is very situational (Addison's test lab) The best dollars spent marketing (in Lincoln, NE)...t-shirts! Patients LOVE it when you give them something. External vs. Internal marketing Don't do your own website!  What types of practices need what types of marketing? Make sure your phone is being answered! Do you have a marketing calendar? Addison's favorite procedure Working on farmers Some links from the show:
    The Dental Marketing Manual: The Comprehensive Guide to Marketing Your Dental Practice, by Addison Killeen Come see me at the Enova Illumination booth at the Greater New York Dental Meeting!  Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023! Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."
    If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors!
    --
    It's time to stop hating removable! Dr. Russell Schafer is teaming up with our friends at CAD-Ray to teach Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile at the CAD-Ray Las Vegas campus! You'll learn analog and digital techniques to provide predictable and efficient complete denture care! Check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/lasvegas.
    --
     
    Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!
    --
    If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!
    --
    Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!
    --
    If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

    • 47 min
    Very Clinical: Invisalign Soft Skills

    Very Clinical: Invisalign Soft Skills

    Kevin and Zach talk about the soft skills involved with the Invisalign process! Whether it's how to sell it or how to talk about expectations, Kevin drops some knowledge!
    Some links from the show:
    Go get your ticket and your room for Voices of Dentistry 2023!
    If you want to interact with us, head over to the Very Clinical Facebook Group!
    Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy."
    If you'd like to support the Very Dental Podcast Network then you should support our sponsors! 
    --
    Our friends at CAD-Ray want you to know that there has never been a better time to get into intraoral scanning! They sell and support all kinds of digital dentistry products from scanners, to printers and even cloud based software! For instance, the Medit i600 itraoral scanner is priced at just about $13,000! And if you didn’t know, CAD-Ray now distributes 3Shape scanners and the amazing Trios 4 wireless just had a $10,000 price cut! It comes in under $25,000. And all these options come with CAD-Ray’s unbeatable support! Go check it out at verydentalpodcast.com/cadray!
    --
    If there is one thing that’s changed the way I look at teeth the most, it’s probably the headlight I use with my loupes. Our friends at Enova make amazing loupes and distribute Zumax dental microscopes, both the best you can buy. But the amazing, weightless and cordless Qubit, Quasar or Quantum headlights (all others are just toys) are the biggest game changer. But be careful…if you try one, you’re going to buy one! Why haven’t you checked out Enova Illumination yet? You can get a killer deal on all things Enova by using the Very Dental link you’ll find at verydentalpodcast.com/Enova!
    --
    Have you been looking at your supply bill lately? Prices are REALLY going up on all the things you use every day in your office. Our friends at Crazy Dental understand and are here to help! Very Dental listeners can get 10% off their orders from Crazy Dental by using coupon code “VERYDENTAL10”! Go check out their amazing catalog and save yourself 10% off of their already amazing prices at verydentalpodcast.com/crazy!
    --
    If you’re looking for a one stop dental marketing solution, then look no further than the Wonderist Agency. Wonderist can help you with branding and a killer website. They’ll design ad campaigns no matter how you want to get your name out there. But maybe most importantly, they’ll show you how your marketing plan is working! They have industry leading analytics that help you understand what works and what doesn’t in your area and they’ll help you spend your marketing dollar in the wisest way possible! Go check out the Wonderist Agency at verydentalpodcast.com/Wonderist!

    • 39 min

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