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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 • 386 Ratings

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

    Very Clinical: A Podcast About Podcasts with Dr. Tim Anderson

    Very Clinical: A Podcast About Podcasts with Dr. Tim Anderson

    Zach and Kevin welcome back Dr. Tim Anderson to discuss his new podcast! Tim is starting a podcast about clinical digitally dentistry! It's called Clinical Dentistry Made Simple and it is coming soon! (We'll get a link here as soon as it's released!)
    Tim asks Kevin and Zach about their experience podcasting and a GREAT conversation comes out!
    Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group! 
    Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb."
    The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!
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    Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!
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    The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!
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    Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!
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    CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!
     

    • 34 min
    AME: Dr. Brian Schweers Contains Multitudes

    AME: Dr. Brian Schweers Contains Multitudes

    Alan welcomes a guest onto the Experience today! He's joined by co-host Dr. Brian Schweers. Brian is from the Dallas, TX area and has had an interesting dental journey. Not only did Brian start out as a dental hygienist, he's had a bunch of different jobs in dentistry including working as a mobile dentist serving nursing homes! He reached out to discuss a recent episode on informed consent because he's very familiar with the the difficulties and complexities of getting informed consent from nursing home patients! 
    I feel like we only saw the tip of this iceberg and we'll be having Brian back again soon!
    Some links from the show:
    Why Do They Hate Us? (episode where I talked about informed consent) Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb!"
    The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!
    --
    Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!
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    The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!
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    Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!
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    CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!

    • 46 min
    Very Dental: The Best Dentist in the World

    Very Dental: The Best Dentist in the World

    How can you become the best dentist in the world?
    Al goes solo for today's episode where he talks about jazz festivals and how natural talent, training, experience, confidence, judgement and perspective can help you become the "best dentist in the world."
    Some links from the show:
    The Byron Center Jazz Orchestra 
    Chad LB, arguably the best saxophone player in the world
    "The Dip," by Seth Godin Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb!"
    The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!
    --
    Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!
    --
    The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!
    --
    Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!
    --
    CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!
     

    • 49 min
    Very Clinical: Kevin is Playing with Blocks!

    Very Clinical: Kevin is Playing with Blocks!

    In today's throwback episode Dr. Alan Mead joins Zach and Kevin to do a deep dive into block scheduling!

    Kevin kicks off this amazing conversation with THE question: "what are you selling?"

    He then explains how block scheduling has crushed it in his practice and how you can take back control of the chaos in your schedule! 
    Want more information? Become a member of the Very Clinical Facebook group where Kevin kicked off a rip roaring thread about block scheduling!
    Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook," McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb."
    The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!
    --
    Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “verydental10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!
    --
    The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!
    --
    Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!
    --
    CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!
     

    • 38 min
    Very Dental Student: New Grad, Full Arch with Dr. Evan Pivetz

    Very Dental Student: New Grad, Full Arch with Dr. Evan Pivetz

    Mohamed interviews Dr. Evan Pivetz from “The Full Arch Podcast”. Evan is a 2021 graduate who has recently transitioned into a denture & implant provider working with our friends over at Shared Practices.
    Some things Mohamed and Evan talked about were:
    Evan’s journey through Dental School, including navigating COVID His experience in a heavily Medicaid practice. Specifically efficient treatment planning. How Evan got started doing implants and Full Arch Dentistry. Several pieces of advice for budding implant surgeons Some links from the show:
    The Full Arch Podcast Shared Practices Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb!"
    The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!
    --
    Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!
    --
    The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!
    --
    Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!
    --
    CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!
     

    • 46 min
    Very Dental: Dr. Mark Whitefield on the Future of Full Arch Fixed!

    Very Dental: Dr. Mark Whitefield on the Future of Full Arch Fixed!

    Alan welcomes back Dr. Mark Whitefield to talk about some interesting developments in full arch fixed implant restorations! Mark has been developing a new way to approach restoring full arch fixed implant restorations that involves less bone reduction, less cost and no screws! 
    Implant treatment has been driven by technology Screws are the weak point of full arch fixed implant restorations ZircOnX has no screws that go into the restoration which allows for keeping more bone and no holes through zirconia Implant angulation is less important in this system Multi Unti Abutment (MUA) driven They are attached with a "Locator like" snap that is not removed by the patient Digital OR analog workflow The ZircOnX workflow No screw channels = stronger restoration Why less bone removal? ZircOnX cost breakdown The system allows for a plan B What does the kit look like? Some links from the show:
    Mark's previous Very Dental appearance AAID Southern District Meeting ZirconX Implant One implants Join the Very Dental Facebook group using the password "Timmerman," Hornbrook" or "McWethy," "Papa Randy" or "Lipscomb!"
    The Very Dental Podcast network is and will remain free to download. If you’d like to support the shows you love at Very Dental then show a little love to the people that support us!
    --
    Crazy Dental has everything you need from cotton rolls to equipment and everything in between and the best prices you’ll find anywhere! If you head over to verydentalpodcast.com/crazy and use coupon code “VERYDENTAL10” you’ll get another 10% off your order! Go save yourself some money and support the show all at the same time!
    --
    The Wonderist Agency is basically a one stop shop for marketing your practice and your brand. From logo redesign to a full service marketing plan, the folks at Wonderist have you covered! Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/wonderist!
    --
    Enova Illumination makes the very best in loupes and headlights, including their new ergonomic angled prism loupes! They also distribute loupe mounted cameras and even the amazing line of Zumax microscopes! If you want to help out the podcast while upping your magnification and headlight game, you need to head over to verydentalpodcast.com/enova to see their whole line of products!
    --
    CAD-Ray offers the best service on a wide variety of digital scanners, printers, mills and even  their very own browser based design software, Clinux! CAD-Ray has been a huge supporter of the Very Dental Podcast Network and I can tell you that you’ll get no better service on everything digital dentistry than the folks from CAD-Ray. Go check them out at verydentalpodcast.com/CADRay!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

rlagunda ,

Cheap therapy

Been listening since early episodes, this is my go to whenever I feel lost and burnt out.
Thanks Alan

mphil13 ,

No (wo)man is an island

Been listening since 2015. Finally switched to apple podcast and will finally leave a review. Love hearing what other dentist are struggling with and what other guys are doing. I will say I’ve been a faculty club member at spear since I graduated in ‘14 and I’ve picked up more “ snigglets” from listening to the hacks. Can we have the Mead academy for normal dentist? Thanks Alan and all the very dental crew!

P.s. clinical hacks is is a must for any listener.

Mohdabo ,

Must listen for ask general dentists

Really beneficial podcast for dentists hoping to familiarize themselves with different tx philosophies, and new upcoming tech.

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