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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 Dental: From Polysulfide to Intraoral Scanners with Dr. David Hornbrook

    Very Dental: From Polysulfide to Intraoral Scanners with Dr. David Hornbrook

    Alan ran in to Dr. David Hornbrook on the floor of the Chicago Midwinter Dental meeting and was able to record an amazing conversation with him! Appropriately for the Chicago meeting we talked about adopting technology and where we've come from and what to expect in the future.
    Why mid-winter in Chicago? Midwinter vs. Lab Day What's a CDT? Can you become one any more? Technology is affordable. Small labs can now use similar technology to a larger lab Why do labs HAVE to keep up with technology more than dentists? How to get rid of a Tru Def scanner Polysulfide Reversible Hydrocolloid How are dental meetings doing? The Vedder Society The advantages of a study club It's hard to market to dentists  Chicago Midwinter is like a kid in a candy store "The shelf" David Hornbrook's electro mallet The ROI of influencing doctors through their lab David on 3D printing David on intraoral scanning Getting your team involved in scanning Scanners are just plain affordable now...it's time to jump in! Scanners in removable Some links from the show:
    Chicago Midwinter Lab Day David's website Utah Valley Dental Lab The Francis B. Vedder Society 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!
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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!

    • 58 min
    The Right 3D Printer for You with Dr. Tim Anderson

    The Right 3D Printer for You with Dr. Tim Anderson

    Dr. Tim Anderson comes back to talk about what 3D printer is right for you! Here are some things to think about:
    Buy something that's easy to upgrade Buy something in the dental business Buy from a company that will be around in a few years Some links from the show:
    Sprintray nightguard.com Desktop Health Dentsply Sirona Primeprint 3D Dentists: The Art of 3D Smile Design course! 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!
    --
    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!
    --
    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!

    • 36 min
    AME: Marketing to Dentists Isn't Easy

    AME: Marketing to Dentists Isn't Easy

    Al gushes about his recent trip to the Chicago Midwinter meeting and gets philosophical about how difficult it is to market to dentists.
    Some links from the show:
    Get a free Crystal HD mirror before the end of the month! Trios 5 from CAD-Ray Enova Illumination Toothlife.Irene on Instagram Garrison Dental/LM Instruments 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!

    • 28 min
    Very Dental: Chicago Midwinter Greatest Hits

    Very Dental: Chicago Midwinter Greatest Hits

    The year is 2019 and Alan is recording with Dr. Jason Lipscomb at the Premier booth at the Chicago Midwinter meeting. Today's episode features our sound check and a hilarious talk with Dr. Chris Salierno.
    If you're reading this on February 23, 2024 I will be on the floor at this year's Chicago Midwinter meeting and I would love to see you! DM me on Facebook to let me know you're around and we'll meet up! I will have mobile recording gear and you can help me start a new kind of episode where you give me one useful clinical tip!
    I'm hoping to have some great content coming up that's recorded live at Midwinter!
    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!

    • 30 min
    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!
    --
    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!
     

    • 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!
    --
    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

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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