Whether we like it or not Donald Trump has won the election. In January president-elect will become President Donald Trump. Throughout the election season, there were many threats and promises made. In this episode, Patrick Jenkins joins me to talk about the anticipated tax changes a Trump Presidency will bring and the implications for Americans and specifically dentists. Patrick Jenkins is amazing on this interview, and you won’t be disappointed!
EP065: Final Part of the Five Love Language, Retrieving a Stripped Abutment Screw, Ideal Molar Soft Tissue Contours
I conclude part 3 of the FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman and you really do want to become a master of this topic and material. I go into a clever tool called an SRT which is used to retrieve a stripped screw head in an abutment. Photos of the tool and a screw I removed are in the interesting cases section as well. The article review discusses custom molar healing abutments in order to obtain ideal soft tissue contours in the final restoration of molar implants.
EP064: Anatomical Variation of the Mandibular Nerve, Part 2 of the Five Love Language, Teenager Breaks his Face goofing around
I start off this week with some more Irish Proverbs and move quickly into a very well done anatomical study on the variations of the course of the Mandibular Nerve or IAN. There are many variations and each has a clinical implication specifically on achieving adequate local anesthetic. If you have EVER had a problem with getting a patient numb and not know why this episode if for you. I discuss my tricks for getting ideal anesthesia.
The interesting case has some fantastic photos of a fractured supraorbital rim and anterior table of the frontal sinus that required open reduction and the placement of plates and screws. I know you will enjoy this episode.
Today I start off with a couple of Irish sayings with my best Irish accent. You will notice I did not say it was a good Irish accent, just my best. From there I start part 1 of the Five Love Languages. Mastering the content in this book will surely help you in every area of life and especially in the most important area : spouse and family. This is a book every newly engaged couple should read and then every married couple should re read every 3 years. I then review a study comparing topical refrigerant vs the traditional 20% topical benzocaine for palatal injections done by a friend of mine Dr Dimarco. The interesting case goes over a large gingival mass in 27/28 area that was biopsied and excised and can be see in the interesting case section. Enjoy this week’s episode!
In this episode I discuss the appropriate timing of a wisdom tooth consult and timing of extractions when they are necessary. I discuss anatomical guidelines and parameters and then go into depth on what my third molar consult is like including a description of the logistics from beginning to end with each team members role.
In this show I interview my friend and trusted Implant Rep, Scott Oyler from Nobel Biocare. We discuss the problem of non-authentic dental implant components and the reasons behind their rise in use and the resulting problems. Many times the restorative dentist is not aware that their restorations are made up of non-authentic components. We also discuss Screwmentable restorations, defining this animal and chat about the indications and pearls of use.
This is the second and final part of the Dental Implant Terminology series. There is a video that pairs with this that you can find at dentistbraincandy.teachable.com
This is designed for the entire team to get everyone on the same plane and level and prepared to answer patient dental implant questions and handle implant cases. EVERY team member should be made to watch this video series upon hire and then at least once a year to hone everyones knowledge and skills. I promise that this will increase the number of implant cases you do.
In this episode, I conclude the Great by Choice book review and then move straight into reducing dental anxiety. This article discusses using
essential oils, specifically citrus/orange essential oil to reduce anxiety in an Oral Surgery office. I then conclude with a simple but cool case of a mucocele removal.
In this episode, I start off with a quote of the day from none other than Walt Disney! If you think you might recognize the background noise in this episode, then chances are you’ve been to Chuck E Cheese’s! This entire episode was recorded there!After the QOD I get into the 3 P’s of a successful practice. These include people, process, and patients. Next, I discuss an interesting case that I saw on a Friday, right before the weekend, of a severe facial infection secondary tattoos numbers 18 and 19. The patient did well after his surgical procedure and being admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics for approximately 72 hours.
After the QOD I get into the 3 P’s of a successful practice. These include people, process, and patients. Next, I discuss an interesting case that I saw on a Friday, right before the weekend, of a severe facial infection secondary tattoos numbers 18 and 19. The patient did well after his surgical procedure and being admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics for approximately 72 hours.
In this episode I discuss the 2016 AAOMS annual meeting highlights that I took away. I hope this summary is useful for you.