Author Bryan McLelland

EP036: Tony Robbins QOD, Final Installment of Crucial Conversations, The Use of Telemedicine In Oral Surgery, All On Four Case

Interesting Case ButtonThis week starts off with two killer quotes by Anthony Robbins.  Next week we will start a new book by Tony so i thought it would be fitting to hear from him today to warm us up to his way of thinking.  The final installment of Crucial Conversations will not disappoint and finish this book.  Telemedicine or remote consults using the internet is used widely in medicine but not much in dentistry and Oral Surgery.  This article goes over the definition of Telemedicine, the benefits and the barriers to entry and costs involved with getting started with Telemedicine.  The interesting case is the All On Four in the maxilla with some great radiographics on the website in the interesting cases section.

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EP035: Tax Advantaged Investing for Dentists w/ Guest Patrick Jenkins

This week I chat with Patrick Jenkins, a friend of mine, and a wealth management advisor.  We talk about the importance of being aware of tax implication of investments and how that erode and even destroy returns.  We discuss how with 10% historic returns with the S and P 500 that if taxes were not managed appropriately the real return on your investment is 0% (or worse).  This starting news and advice on what to do about it is revealed today.

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P034: QOD John Maxwell (more!), Part 4 of Crucial Conversations, Protocols for the Anticoagulated Patients are discussed including Coumadin, DOAC’s, Plavix and ASA and then a bone grafting case using a newer synthetic bone graft material that is a lot

Interesting Case ButtonLast week was so good with John Maxwell I decided to do more from this fella.  The fourth installment of Crucial Conversations is discussed and then an article on protocols for anticoagulants on dental and oral surgery patients is reviewed.  The interesting case is about a young lady with congenitally missing lateral incisors and the bone grafting technique using Augma to replace this missing bone.

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EP033: Triple Whammy QOD by John Maxwell, Decrease the Incidence of dry socket, Part 3 of Crucial Conversations, Avoiding Jaw Surgery with TAD’s

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John Maxwell gets three quotes for the day getting you through Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  You are on your own for Tuesday and Thursday!  Anyone that extracts teeth has patients with dry sockets or fibrinolytic alveolitis and would like to avoid them.  I discuss using Tranexamic acid to do just that.  Just in case that was not enough value for ya we then go into modifying growth and trying to convert a Class III skeletal relationship with TAD’s.  This interesting case shows some cool pics of this jaw surgery.

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EP032 QOD by Confucius, New Locator Abutment discussed in detail, Part 2 of Crucial Conversations book review, Article review is about Low Level Laser Light Therapy and wisdom tooth surgery

Interesting Case ButtonFirst I get into the details on the new locator abutment and invite everyone to Spokane June 3rd to see Steve Anderson. I discuss how Low Level Laser Light therapy can help our wisdom tooth patients feel and do better after surgery in a statistically significant fashion. The interesting case is about Rich this week. Rich got smacked in the head with a club by a KNOWN assailant. He went to the emergency room and came into the clinic for evaluation and preoperative planning. He was taken to the MOR where he was reduced and repaired

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EP031 CarCast discussing emotional triggers with implant consults particularly with the upper first molars.

In this episode I take my car ride home and make it into a discussion about an upper first molar implant consult.  I explain my approach and discussion that I would have with my patients and explore some of the phrases and wording that I use.  Since I was in the car the audio quality is not up to the usual standards but the material is good.

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EP030: QOD by Lynden Johnson, Part 1 of Crucial Conversations book review, Making Shots less Painful, Big @##% Mandibular Tori Removal

Interesting Case ButtonIn this episode I have an exciting announcement of a Practical Product that Really works that is going to be available soon and you as listeners get the first peak behind the Komono.  I then break into a QOD by Lynden Johnson and start the 1st Part of Crucial Conversations :  Tools for Talking When Stakes are High.  This book will change your life it you follow it’s advice in every avenue.  I then discuss an interesting surgical case and show off some cool pictures of huge mandibular tori that had to be removed.

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EP029: Myths of Hybrid Restorations w/ Scott Oyler

Hybrid restorations are a fantastic restoration that every restorative dentist should be doing. Every dentist (almost) has the skills, talent and knowledge to pull these restorations off but short change their patients by not getting them done.  In this episode, this jagged little pill, will be swallowed gently with an interview with Scott Oyler, a friend of mine, who has been in the dental implant industry for years and has seen and heard it all.  I think you will really enjoy Scott dispelling and discussing these myths on todays episode.

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EP028: QOD by Charles Swindoll, The final installment of The One Thing by Keller and Papasan, Corticotomies to Assist Orthodontics and Steering Wheel meets the Mandible resulting in a DA fracture and lacerations

Interesting Case ButtonQOD by Charles Swindoll and his quotes highlights that our perceptions dictated more on the path of life than the actual events that happen to us.  The final installment of the book review by Keller and Papasan talks about the four thieves and is mandatory listening for anyone who wants to maximize productivity.  The article I reviewed is about using corticotomies to assist orthodontic tooth movement and is a meta analysis of the literature showing some support and validity to the procedure but that more research is required.  The interesting case is of a fella that was driving his antique car without a seatbelt and got caught in some Pacific Northwest slush and smashed his lower front teeth on the steering wheel of his car.  He lost those teeth and bone in the area and had some pretty nasty lacerations closed as well.

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EP027 QOD by Jim Rohn, The One Thing by Keller and Papasan review continued, Alzheimer’s and Periodontal Disease are Linked and Expose and Bond of #6 AND #11

Interesting Case ButtonQOD by Jim Rohn is about seizing our day before our day wastes away and then the book review of The One Thing is continued and really dives deeper into happiness and maximizing your time with Block Time.  Block Time must be set and cherished and never compromised to maximize productivity.  For the interesting case I show a patient with impacted canines that was referred for expose and bond where the teeth were exposed and a gold chain and bracket were bonded onto the tooth so the canines can be pulled into the arch.  

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