Author Bryan McLelland

EP052: One Year Special Anniversary Podcast : A Day In the Life of your Host

Interesting Case ButtonThis is the one-year mark of the “Dentist Brain Candy” Podcast!  It has been quite the year and journey!  Content creation is fun but also a lot of work in an already busy life.  This episode is a snapshot of a day in the life of yours truly.  I discuss what I am doing and two interesting cases that came up, one of which was a surgery I did in the hospital.  Don’t forget to go to the interesting cases section to see some cool pictures as well!

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EP050: Dental Implant Terminology: Part One

This week you will enjoy the first part of a webinar entitled “Dental Implant Terminology”. This webinar is designed for the entire team! Getting the entire team educated and on the same page about dental implants builds value for patients. It also builds team confidence and consistency in discussions with patients. This will absolutely increase case acceptance and the number of implant cases you have in your office.

You and the entire team need to listen to this and team members should review this material yearly. You can also use this to train new team members, front and back alike. Make this a part of your internal training system!

The full webinar can be found at

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EP049: QOD by Isaac Asimov, Last Installment of Strength Based Leadership, RX Drug Abuse and Oral Surgeons, Leukemia and tooth development

Interesting Case ButtonThis week starts with a quote by Isaac Asimov, and then we discuss why followers get behind their leaders and follow. After all, a leader without followers is just out for a walk.

I also go over my top five strengths as assessed by the Strength Finders test. The article I reviewed is an editorial by James Hupp on prescription drug abuse and Oral Surgeons. The stats are incredible and scary.

The interesting case shows a panorex and the extracted teeth, including mutant teeth after a young man went through chemotherapy for leukemia, causing a systemic disruption and abnormal tooth development. You will want to see this!

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EP048: QOD by Yogi Berra and E.Hubbard, Strength Based Leadership Part 2, Cancer Around Implants and Implant Complication in the Esthetic Zone

Interesting Case ButtonThis week starts with a funny quote followed by another funny quote! We then dive into the second part of “Strength Based Leadership” and two more examples of CEO’s strengths and how they used them to lead their respective organizations to greatness. We then review an article discussing squamous cell carcinoma that occurred around a dental implant. The interesting case is about a necrotic piece of bone around an implant in the esthetic zone and successful management of that complication.

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EP047: Be Calm, Patients Calm with NuCalm : Change your Practice AND real ROI

Patients are stressed out in the dental chair. This makes dentists and dental auxiliaries stressed out in the office. This stress decreases patient case acceptance because of fear. NuCalm, in an all natural way, relieves this stress and makes patients comfortable and increases case acceptance. The system also has a well-defined return on investment. NuCalm is also being used for peak performance in sports, in cancer patients, and in many other ways. Jim Poole the CEO from NuCalm fills us in on all the details.

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EP046: Restoring Hybrid Restorations: A Process Anyone Can Follow: PART 1


Restoring Hybrid restorations can be a challenge. Many dentists get that turn in their stomach when they think about taking on such a thing. This presentation is one method that is predictable and broken down into an appointment by appointment approach that makes it so anyone can restore hybrids and full arch dental implant cases. This audio clip is the first part of a video series that you can find at

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EP045: QOD by George Burns, Strength Based Leadership by Ruth and Conchie, Does Smoking Affect Implant Failure and Marginal Bone Loss?, Orbital Blowout Fracture from Flag Football


Interesting Case ButtonThis week starts with a quote by George Burns and a bonus quote of the day.  Part one of Strength Based Leadership begins and promises to be a foundational and invaluable book.  I particularly like the web-based test that you can take that will tell you your top five strengths!  We look at two of the four leadership strength or styles and real life examples of each.  The ex-NFL football player was in a no-contact game of flag football and took an elbow to the right eye and sustained a blowout fracture of the right orbital floor.  A subciliary incision was made and a titanium impregnated Medpor implant was used to reconstruct the orbital floor.  Check out the radiographs in the Interesting cases section.

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EP044: David Sewell enlightens “Mail Box Check” investment opportunity decreasing DENTAL CHAIR DEPENDENCY.

Every practicing dentist is acutely aware of this unmistakable fact:  If you are not sitting in the chair, PRODUCTION=ZERO .  I had no idea that when I started dentistry that it meant that anytime a dollar was earned I needed to have gloves on and be in the trenches working in my practice instead of on my practice.

Every dentist dreams of going to the mailbox and getting a check without having to fix teeth.  David Sewell from International Coffee Farms in Panama tells us how we can decrease our dependency and participate in a socially conscious, passive investment that results in you owning deed property with significant cash flow.  This episode is way out of the norm for this podcast but I could not resist sharing.

I discovered this investment, I vetted them out and I converted a significant portion of my 401k into coffee farms.  In fact my investment was big enough that I qualify for finders fees for new investors for ICF.  The amount is insignificant to me but the investment can change my listeners lives so I felt compelled to share this with you.

For all the info please visit Now sit back and prepare to have your mind blown!

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EP043: QOD by Abe Lincoln, Tony Robbins Money : Master the Game Final Installment, Quality of Life after Jaw Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Impacted #17,18 and 19


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This week starts with a funny quote and then a serious quote by Abraham Lincoln.  The FINAL installment of Money:Master the Game by Tony Robbins is discussed. Annuities and the financial product that will create an income stream for life is explained and the debut of a new financial product for those under the age of 50 with want this can participate in.  Ray Dalio’s advice on asset allocation is exposed as well!  The interesting case is about impacted tooth numbers 17, 18 and 19 with a pretty cool radiograph which can be seen in the interesting cases section.


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