Author Bryan McLelland

EP026: Interview with Steve Anderson from the Crown Council discussing patients saying YES and I CAN afford it

Steve Anderson PhotoIn 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!

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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

 

Interesting Case ButtonQOD 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.

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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

Interesting Case ButtonQOD 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.

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EP023: QOD about Knowledge, Part 3 and final installment of Rework by Fried and Hansson

Interesting Case ButtonQOD 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.

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EP022: Albert Einstein QOD, Rework Part 2, Odontogenic Keratocyst

Interesting Case Button***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.

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EP021: Oscar Wilde QOD, Two vs Four implants for Overdentures, Rework Book Review Part 1, Facial reconstruction after a car accident

Interesting Case ButtonIn 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.

 

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EP020: MRONJ is The New BRONJ, Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

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.

 

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EP019: Marilyn Monroe quote with the final installment of Good to Great by Jim Collins, Psychological impact of Jaw Surgery and Massive soft palate ulcer

Interesting Case ButtonMarilyn Monroe starts us off with a profound quote.  We then talk about and conclude our book review of Good to Great by Jim Collins.  We discuss momentum and the flywheel.  How to achieve massive success and change through Kaizen is touched upon as well.  There are some disturbing photos of a very large ulcer on the soft palate and a discussion of the work up and final diagnosis.

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EP018: Double Whammy Quote, Dentist Education Debt affecting Career Choices, Good to Great book Review

Interesting Case ButtonWe start off with two quotes from American proverbs and then continue on the breakdown of Good to Great by Jim Collins digging deeper on the Hedgehog Concept.  Chapter 6 is focused on a culture of discipline on how to create that environment in your practice.  Create a STOP DOING list.  Technology accelerators are also discussed.  How do you evaluate tech?  960 B dollars of debt has gone up greatly since the last survey and this review goes through student debt and the influence this debt has on choices for new dentists.  The case review is on a case of excess gingival tissue around an anterior dental implant and resolution using the CO2 laser.

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EP017: JRR Tolkien Quote, Good to Great book review, Central Giant Cell Granuloma Article

Interesting Case ButtonWe start the episode with quote from JRR Tolkien.  Good to Great book review goes into the importance of addressing the brutal facts honestly and having leadership that allows for transparency.  The Hedgehog concept may be the most important concept of the book and we dive deep into this.  Central Giant Cell Granulomas can be treated with Interferon and this article review goes into this modality along with characteristics of CGCG. The interesting case is a case of CGCG and video of the actual curettage and a discussion ensue.

 

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