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.
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
QOD 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.
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
QOD 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.
EP026: Interview with Steve Anderson from the Crown Council discussing patients saying YES and I CAN afford it
In this interview Steve Anderson and I discuss patients and their ability to say Yes to your recommended treatment. Instead of the “I Can’t Afford it” objection we dive deep into discussing why patients say that and if they really can’t afford it or it that hiding other reasons. This interview will show the deep resources Steve comes with and will deliver in June when he comes to Spokane for our Live EVENT!
EP025: QOD about opportunity, Part 2 of The One Thing by Keller and Papasan, Are Phone Consults good? and the value of 3D Imaging for Dental Implant placement in #30
QOD by Ralph Waldo Emerson is about how the world is full of open gates and opportunities. Part 2 of The One Thing dives even deeper into the six lies This book was so rewarding and fun to read and powerful and guaranteed to help you focus on big success. In the interesting case I show a 3D scan of a future implant site and then the site filled with the implant. The value of getting and having a scan of an implant site in a lower molar site is highlighted nicely here.
EP024: QOD by Thomas Edison, Part One of The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, Video Laryngoscopy vs Macintosh Laryngoscopy and a Crazy Rooted tooth
QOD is by Thomas Edison where he talks about how capable we are. This is the first part of the book review of The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Gary Keller is the self made billionaire who made his fortune from Keller-Williams real estate and this book is full of advice on how to achieve big results. In the interesting case I show pictures of a ridiculously curved root on a maxillary wisdom tooth that I extracted (luckily) in one piece.
QOD by Eva Long, Part 3 of Rework by Fried and Hansson talks about building an audience, hiring at the right speed, and how resumes are faked and how to hire the right person. The article review is about mouth rinses and choices and how they affect growth factors. The interesting case is about a typical scenario where a root canal can go wrong and a perforation happens and then replacing that second molar with and immediate implant. Since the molar was the correct dimensions I was able to place the implant immediately.
***DISCLAIMER: So, this was bound to happen at some point, but we experienced some technical difficulties and the audio quality of this episode is less than what I pride myself in providing you. But! The content quality hasn’t wavered, and I trust you’ll enjoy all the same 😉 Thanks for understanding.
We start off with a double quote for today and then dig into the second part of the book review of Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. There are some really good tips in this book that I know will help your business. We want to make sure we don’t call out other dental practices. Do birth control pills increase the incidence of dry socket? We will review a meta analysis that summarizes the current literature. The interesting case we have today is an Odontogenic Keratocyst, which has been renamed by the WHO as Odontogenic Keratotumor, in a young lady with basal cell nevus syndrome.
EP021: Oscar Wilde QOD, Two vs Four implants for Overdentures, Rework Book Review Part 1, Facial reconstruction after a car accident
In this episode we begin with a snappy quote from Oscar Wilde which was inspired after watching Point Break in the theatre. I then review an article that compare the quality of life (QOL) prospectively for two implants or four implants in the mandible. They made each patient experience two implants and an overdenture and then four implants and an overdenture and vice versa. REWORK by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson was then started with over ⅓ of the book reviewed and summarized. The case presentation today was about a really sweet lady that had been in a severe car accident. She was repaired before originally by another surgeon and came to me for evaluation and reconstruction. I repaired the facial deformities by reconstruction the orbital vault first for the enophthalmos and vertical dystopia. I then used a CT to mirror image the unaffected side and make a custom facial implant out of PEEK. The patient also required a BSSO for the mandible deformity.
In this episode medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws is discussed in detail. Based on the latest position paper by AAOMS, a detailed discussion of the medications that can cause this necrotic bone, the diagnosis and staging and then treatment of the disease is reviewed. I think anyone doing dentistry today needs to be aware of this material, especially developing a risk profile and treatment protocol in your office.