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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.

    Group Function: Is Guided Biofilm Therapy the Future?

    Group Function: Is Guided Biofilm Therapy the Future?

    How well are we doing for our recall patients? How can we do better? Today Alan is joined by Melissa Obrotka and Dr. Ryan Martz to do a deep dive into the the new science and technology of biofilm therapy! What is it? How does it work and what can it do for your practice? Can this technology change the culture in your office? Can it really make patients more healthy? Today's guests say "YES!"
    Some links from the show:
    Guided Biofilm Therapy Dr. Ryan Martz's practice website 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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    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!

    • 41 min
    Very Clinical: A Very Clinical Recommendation Engine!

    Very Clinical: A Very Clinical Recommendation Engine!

    Zach and Kevin were joined by Al for a rousing recommendation engine episode! After some hot eclipse talk the fellas recommend a dental thing, a nondental thing and a podcast. We hope you love our recommendations!
    Some links from the show:
    Kevin's recommendations SICAT Rapid Guide The Restaurant Club (TRC) The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music The Joe Rogan Experience Huberman Lab Podcast Zach's recommendations Panavia V5 ("man, that stuff sticks.") Centrix Silversense Lowbackability The Lonely Island and Seth Meyers Podcast Al's recommendations Polydentia Unica anterior matrices X-men '97 The Savage Lovecast (MAGNUM!) 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!
    --
    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!

    • 42 min
    AME: On Never Doing Anything

    AME: On Never Doing Anything

    Alan was joined by Tom Brown, Vanessa Vitagliano and Mike Sula for the first interview of the Chicago Midwinter! It's a quick meeting of friends and very entertaining!
    Some links from the show:
    My Dental SOP V2 Growth Strategies Studio 8E8 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!
     

    • 12 min
    Very Dental Extra: The Flex of Single Patient Use with Cody Sunderland

    Very Dental Extra: The Flex of Single Patient Use with Cody Sunderland

    Today's special episode is brought to you by Microcopy Dental, the "single patient use" company!
    Alan is joined by Cody Sunderland from Microcopy Dental. Microcopy is one of Alan's favorite companies and he's been using their single patient use burs and polishers for 20+ years!
    Some topics we covered:
    How did Microcopy Dental get into the "single patient use" business? (the answer makes perfect sense) What makes Microcopy products different and better? (natural diamonds, single piece construction, etc. etc.) Microcopy is the sample company and their catalog is like a Christmas wish book! Microcopy Z-cutters (for removing zirconia) What do new users notice? Microcopy polishers! Al's single use bur "flex."  Why is single use important? How do they choose bur shapes and products? What are the best selling burs? Al's favorites Who is the toughest nut to crack? Dentists? Assistants? Some links from the show:
    Microcopy Dental The Catalog Inverted Pear 0512C  Inverted Pear 0508M Crown preps 1214.8C  Very fine composite finishing burs Go get a sample of your favorite bur shape!

    • 38 min
    Very Dental: What's Next in 3D Printing with Damien Bonner of CAD-Ray

    Very Dental: What's Next in 3D Printing with Damien Bonner of CAD-Ray

    Alan was joined in the Chicago Midwinter podcast lounge by Damien Bonner of CAD-Ray.
    CAD-Ray is a one stop shop for all things digital in dentistry and there is no one better to talk about it than Damien Bonner! Damien walks us through the state of the art in dental 3D printers. It turns out that which printer is right for you depends on what you're using it for, what materials you'll need to use, how much of an enthusiast you are and how much you'll be printing. 
    Then...we dig in to mills! If you can print it, you can mill it, too. CAD-Ray has those, too!
    Some links from the show:
    CAD-Ray Sprintray Ackuretta Asiga Nexa 3D Clinux software CAD-Ray mills 

    • 24 min
    Very Clinical: Dr. Matt Standridge Making Moves

    Very Clinical: Dr. Matt Standridge Making Moves

    In today's throwback episode Zach and Kevin welcome back Dr. Matt Standridge!
    Highlights include:
    Matt gives us his bio!
    We talk MEAT
    We talk Powerprox and our friend Rick DePaul
    And Gerety orthodontics
    Matt does not shoot from the hip
    Matt teaches with 3D Dentists on digital orthodontics
    Aligners work, if you know how to use aligners…
    We talk about the ortho/restorative link.
    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!

    • 35 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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