The Tooth or Dare Podcast welcomes Justin Moody to the Podcast.

Graduating from Crawford High School in 1989 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln studying Biological Sciences.

While in dental school he was awarded the National Disaster Medical System Appreciation letter for his efforts during the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Teledyne Removable Prothedontic outstanding student award, the Oral Pathology outstanding student award, and completed a mini-residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry department.

Learning didn’t stop after graduating from dental school, Dr. Moody knew that incorporating dental implants into his practice was the right thing to do for his patients. He attended the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute where he was awarded a fellowship and mastership.

Providing quality dental care to rural America is a priority of Dr. Moody’s, he is the owner of Horizon West Dental Group which has multiple locations in western Nebraska providing state of the art dental care with the latest in technology by some of the most highly trained dentists around.

In 2008 Dr. Moody limited his practice to the field of dental implants by opening the first Dental Implant Center in Rapid City South Dakota. 

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In this episode, we were live at AAID! Dr. Moody talks about how he got into implant dentistry, practicing with his childhood dentist, and a few of the strangest things he’s seen in his practice.

This superhero helped change lives in rural Nebraska by educating patients on the importance of modern practices. While treating his patients, he discovered that dentures, partials, and bridges were not the best solutions and that dental implants were the way to go.

Lastly, he discusses a few things that hygienists need to know when someone has gotten an implant done by someone else, in order to spot early signs of an implant failure.

Stay tuned until the very end of the podcast for a spicy conversation! Let us know what you peeps think about it.

 

Reach out to Justin at:

https://www.justinmoodydds.com

 

On Instagram @drjustinmoody

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November 13, 2021

#93 - Karen Daw: The OSHA Lady

Today we welcome the fabulous Karen Daw also known as The Osha Lady!

 Karen is an award-winning national speaker, author of numerous articles and CE courses on safety in dentistry, and a trainer for practices and healthcare systems across the United States. She earned her BA from the Ohio State University and her MBA with concentrations in Healthcare Administration and Business Management.

After graduating, Karen was recruited from the Emergency Department to her roles as Assistant Director of Sterilization Monitoring and Health and Safety Director for the OSU College of Dentistry. 

She is a proud member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, where she also served as co-chair for their Annual Conference and Infection Control Boot Camp.

This episode is generously sponsored by our peeps at the Hu-Friedy group! As dental professionals, our PPE is necessary for the safety of both our patients and team members throughout the practice. 

In regard to the masks we wear though, it's not one size fits all and when we talk about protection and infection control the fit is everything! That is where the Hu-Friedy Secure Fit masks come in! Irene uses these exclusively in her practice! Secure Fit masks feature aluminum nose and chin pinch mechanisms at the top over the nose and also at the bottom under the chin to help reduce gapping.

This allows the wearer to customize the mask to their face for optimal fit and protection without sacrificing comfort! And when industry experts are recommending that we change our masks every 20 minutes during procedures with heavy fluid and aerosol exposure to avoid wicking, we could use something with a comfortable fit! Am I right?! 

Learn more about Secure Fit masks at the link below as well as the link to the Friends of Hu-Friedy blog!

https://www.hufriedygroup.com/securefit

 

Friends of Hu-Friedy

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In today's episode, Karen discusses with Irene and Katrina how she got into OSHA and dentistry including how she decided to go out on her own with her business and her approach to get people excited when learning about workplace safety!

They talk about what OSHA actually is and how it parallels with Canada's WHMIS, and what trainings are mandatory for US dental practices as well as who in the office should be required to train. She discusses the importance of building a culture of safety within your practice and what she recommends when it comes to having difficult conversations regarding safety practices and compliance.

Lastly, she shares a story of one of the worst things she's encountered on the job and how she has pivoted her business during the Covid-19 pandemic! We think you'll love her as much as we do!

 

Reach out to Karen at:

Theoshalady.com

Karendaw.com

 

On Instagram @theoshalady

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The Tooth or Dare Podcast welcomes Uche Odiatu to the Podcast.

Dr Odiatu is the author of The Miracle of Health.

He is double certified as a personal trainer, a certified yoga instructor and certified boot camp instructor and a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine

Dr Odiatu is a practicing dentist in Toronto

This busy dental professional has been the invited guest on 400 radio & television shows including ABC 20/20 and Canada AM. He has given over 500 lectures in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Bermuda, England, Jamaica, Norway and the Bahamas.

His number one goal is to reignite your passion for your health

Uche is a powerhouse speaker who fills lecture halls and gets people up out of their seats while learning all about health, wellness and the connection between oral and systemic health. We welcome Uche on the podcast and love hearing how his personal life has transformed who he is as a human and also a dentist.

This episode was generously sponsored by our Peeps at Philips who have created a product that has Irene mindblown. Check out Zoom Delivered as a solution for freeing up chair time and getting your patients their custom whitening treatment delivered straight to their door.

Are you still taking Alginate impression to fabricate your take-home whitening trays when your office has a digital scanner?

Irene 1.0 used to take alginates and spend an hour in the lab before work, between patients and after work to ensure the models were perfectly poured, trays nicely scalloped and perfectly made to deliver on time. A second visit was required to insert and provide instructions, which took up more chair time.

Now that I have a digital scanner, I'm able to use Zoom Delivered to successfully send for custom trays, treatment and delivery directly to my patient within 7 business days. @philipssonicarepro

To get started, Call 800-278-8282 or visit their website!

Irene created this awesome video, click here to watch it on her instagram.

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In this episode Dr. Uche talks about fitness, eating habits and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He talks about how he builds a good relationship with his patients and acknowledging the changes in their lives.

Reach out to Uche at:

Instagram FitSpeakers

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Irene and Katrina chat about Katrina's upcoming event sponsored by our friends at Dentsply Sirona in this episode. DS has their annual event called DS world, and tickets for their live event and online event can still be purchased. Katrina will be chatting about polishing during her presentation, so register to see the event even after it's all over!

Don't miss out on John Mullaney, Gwen Stefani, and The Chainsmokers.

It's happening on Sept. 23 - 25 online or in-person so that you can get your education on!

 Grab tickets from their website 🙂

Get your tickets here -------> DS WORLD TICKETS<---------

Find out more here

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In this episode, Carrie Wucinich is a registered dental hygienist that loves all things related to little humans. She talks about establishing dental care routine for her kids and about the books that she published. Mistakes she made and what she would do differently if she could go back and do it all over again. Carrie shares her experiences working with publishers and how she self-published her book as well as working with illustrators and now illustrating her next book. 

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Instagram @where_the_sugar_bugs_live

Shop her Amazon Store and support her book:

Amazon or Publisher Page 

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On this episode of the Tooth or Dare Podcast, Irene and Katrina share some funny mistakes they've made in their profession, exciting stories about private practice and laughable realities they face. 
 
This episode is kindly sponsored by our pees at Designs for Vision, who have created an amazing new product both Irene and Katrina are super excited to try! 

The Infinity VUE Loupes are designed to provide a straightforward approach to ergonomics; Infinity VUETM loupes are available in 3.0x and 3.5x magnification. Infinity VUETM (Vision Up Ergonomics) keeps your chin up, your neck straight, and your eyes forward while viewing the magnified surgical field. Try these loupes on to see (and feel) the difference in your posture!

To find out more about these beauties, here is a link, and also, you can directly email Ben Leousis (Irene's buddy @DFV)
 
The Infinity VUE Loupes
https://www.designsforvision.com/SurgHtml/S-Infinity.htm

Ben Leousis: 
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Welcome back to the Tooth or Dare podcast, peeps. 

Our friends at Dentsply Sirona sponsored this week's episode all about the fab life of our guest Brandi Hooker Evans. Who shares some fun facts about dental hygiene in a small town, How she managed to find her true love that was right under her nose the whole time and tips for dental hygienists to get new equipment. 

DS world Registration is now OPEN for September 23rd-25th Click here to check out the virtual or live registration packages, including a live performance by The Chain Smokers, Gwen Stafani and John Mulaney (American stand-up comedian who Katrina is obsessed with).

If you can't go onsite, no problem! There is a complete live stream of the entire event so that you can enjoy a DS experience from home. 

The agenda overview is up and ready for you to view. 

In addition to DS world, our friends have updated their online content with some amazing programs for free on their academy. Including content on infection control, perio and other fantastic topics. Click here to visit the academy. 

During our episode with Brandi, we have a good chat about all things dental hygiene. From going to school in a small town, living your dreams (perhaps one you didn't know existed) and even some tips on how to get what you want within your dental office. Like new cavitron tips, a piece of equipment or a raise. 

A few twists and turns near the end of the episode have Irene SHOOK at the plot twists in Brandi's romantic life, which added a few extra mins to the episode, but who doesn't love a good true love story! 

Thanks again for tuning in, and we will catch you at DS world. 

 

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We welcome Hadeer Scolaro, RDH, back to the podcast on this Tooth or Dare Podcast episode. Hadeer previously joined us live on the podcast from the Greater New York tradeshow back in 2019 on Episode 45 (click here if you missed that episode!)  Hadeer shared the story about how she began promoting oral health on social media. Since 2019 Hadeer, has grown as a dental hygienist; she has welcomed a new piece of technology that has changed her life. Using the Airflow system and GBT, Hadeer shares her timing, appointment lengths and powder selection. 

 

Hadeer is a wealth of knowledge on incorporating this type of technology with your patients, and the fantastic humans at Hu-Friedy, who sponsored this episode, have provided us with a special link to connect you directly with an expert to discuss incorporating Air polishing and how to get a demo with the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master. 

Click Here -------> SPECIAL LINK <--------- To connect with an expert near you. 

Irene and Katrina discuss standards for polishing, stain removal and things to consider when treatment planning perio maintenance and prophy visits. 

 

Hadeer can be found on IG: @fitlittlehygienist 

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The Tooth or Dare Podcasts shares a warm welcome to our friends at Philips! Welcome to the podcast peeps, we are so excited to share fun facts about your amazing products with the "viewers at home." 
Scroll to the bottom to read more about the features of the new Sonicare 9900 Prestige and fun fact: 

Dental professionals can buy their trial unit by contacting their Philips sales representative or call (800)278 8282. 
Pricing: $159.99 CAD + tax (applicable to Canadian residents only)
Patients can buy the product via Philips online shop by visiting Philips.ca

In this week's episode, we welcome Nicole Fortune RDH to the pod to talk about all things perioscope, endoscope, and laser! 

Nicole is a registered dental hygienist who has extensive experience in periodontics, providing non-surgical and preventative care. Nicole believes the best patient care happens when combining her dental hygiene knowledge with the latest technology. She is a recognized expert in training dental hygienists in periodontics, including dental endoscopy, laser-assisted hygiene care and treatment of dental implants. Nicole has delivered multiple educational presentations to Vermont Technical College Dental Hygiene School, University of Michigan's Ramfjord Symposium, The National Osteology Foundation and The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, and numerous other clubs and professional groups across the country. Nicole has been a clinical expert and speaker for the Facial Art Forum and an integral part of the Implant Care Practitioner training program through RDH Innovations. She is a Dental Codeology key opinion leader and is directly involved with the creation of new dental codes. She was awarded Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2017 in Vermont. Nicole earned her hygiene degree and her BA from the University of Vermont. She also holds an MBA from Champlain College.

During this episode, the ladies of the TofD podcast chat with Nicole about her extensive experience using periodontal endoscopes, lasers, and various pieces of equipment. 

Check out https://nicolefortunerdh.com/ for resources on laser and periodontal uses of endoscopy. 

Nicole can be found on IG: @FortunateRDH

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Irene and Katrina are excited to try out their new Sonicare 9900 Prestige. 
Here are more details on the new brush! 

 Philips Sonicare Power Toothbrush 9900 Prestige with SenseIQ
- Our most advanced electric toothbrush to date
- Senses and adapts to your unique brushing style
- All-in-on brush head cleans, whitens, and cares for teeth and gums
- Features unrivalled sonic technology
Sonicare power meets intelligent care.
Philips most advanced electric toothbrush is designed around you, sensing your brushing style and adapting as you clean to provide an optimum, personalized cleaning experience.
Sonic technology brushes away plaque gently and effectively by creating up to 62000 bristle movements. Dynamic fluid action help clean even hard-to-reach areas, leaving your mouth feeling exceptionally fresh and clean.

Always get it right with SenseIQ technology.
As you brush, sense IQ senses, adapts, and cares for your teeth and gums, offering a truly unique and personalized brushing experience. Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige uses sensors to detects the pressure
you apply, the cleaning motion you use and the coverage you achieve – up to 100 times per second. 
- Removes up to 20x more plaque (vs manual toothbrush in a clinical study).
- Up to 100% less stains in less than 2 days (vs manual toothbrush in a lab test).
- Up to 15x healthier gums (vs manual toothbrush in six weeks in a clinical study).

Peace out peeps! 

 

 

Welcome back peeps to another episode of the Tooth or dare Podcast!

We are grateful to have Dentsply Sirona as this weeks’ sponsor. 

The Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System from Dentsply Sirona is ergonomically designed to reduce strain and musculoskeletal disorders. We both use the Nupro Freedom along with the splatter-free (and gluten-free!) Nupro prophy paste in our practices. The comfortable and quiet Nupro Freedom is the best option for keeping our patients and our wrists happy. The removable and autoclavable outer sheath, the 20 unique disposable angles, and the increased maneuverability make this a must-have tool in the hands of dental hygienists. 

Get your Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System today at the Dentsply Sirona website.

https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us/categories/preventive/nupro-polishing.html 

Ask your local sales rep if they have a demo unit to use, perhaps this may help you convince the peeps in the practice with buying power! 

 

This week Irene and Katrina interview Dr. Dave Shirazi whose bio speaks for itself. Irene had a hard time getting to all the details because of her spotty internet situation but here it is! 

 

Dr. Shirazi graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry, in Washington D.C. in 2000 and earned a Masters's degree in Oriental Medicine from SAMRA University in 2006 and is also a board-licensed Acupuncturist. He has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education in TMD and facial pain, craniomandibular orthopedics, and sleep-disordered breathing. He has also completed a hospital mini-residency in oriental medicine at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre which is the only organization the World Health Organization (WHO) has authorized to teach internationally on acupuncture and herbology, and another at Kyung Hee University and Medical Center, the top medical hospital and medical research school in Korea. From 2011 through 2016, he became a board-licensed RPSGT, the first and so far only, dual degreed dentist and RPSGT. He is the founder of the Bite, Breathe and Balance Podcast, dedicated to the multidisciplinary approach to treating craniofacial pain and sleep disorders in adults and children. Dr. Shirazi is the director of state-of-the-art private practices, The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Conejo Valley and Los Angeles, that are limited to the treatment of TMD, craniofacial pain, Sleep breathing disorders, and craniomandibular orthopedics. His practice is part of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre international family, one of over 65 Centres throughout the world, and is located in the beautiful hills of Thousand Oaks and Brentwood CA. Personally, Dr. Shirazi enjoys hiking and camping in the state parks, travelling, and speaking. He is married to the love of his life Kimberly Shirazi and has welcomed their first son, Maximus. They live in the Santa Monica Mountains, where they are very close to nature. Disclosures: Typically part of a clinical research study, My Sleep Lab conducts research for multiple industries including pharmaceutical industry Adjunct Board supporter, lecturer, AACP Private Practice

 

This episode had a lot of great takeaways related to TMD pain, Oriental Medicine vs Western Medicine and fun facts about what really happens behind the doors of an endo office. 

Find Dr. Dave Shirazi 

On Facebook here 

Send him an email at daveshirazi@yahoo.com 

or on his website http://www.sleepconejo.com/shirazi/

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Dr. Vanessa Creaven is the co-founder and CEO of Spotlight Oral Care with a mission to create the best oral health products, to educate and promote oral care, and empower people to engage with true customized preventative oral care. Dr. Creaven studied Dentistry at Trinity College Dublin & King’s College London. She has worked with Quay Dental Clinic in Galway before her work on Spotlight Oral Care. 

Tooth or Dare is excited to partner with Spotlight Oral Care, founded by two dentists who are also sisters. Dr. Lisa and Dr. Vanessa Creaven created a toxic-free, sustainable, and vegan oral care brand so you can create that 'dentist-clean feel' and healthy smile at home. Spotlight Oral Care offers customized oral care to cater to common oral concerns. Try their award-winning at-home Whitening Kit, or biodegradable Toothpaste, and use promo code "TOOTHLIFE" for 30% off your order.

As mentioned in today’s episode, Holly Anne Mitchell has partnered with Hope for the Day, a suicide prevention charity and their event is officially live at http://www.dentalavengers.com Their inaugural event is virtual, Dec. 3-5, 2021. If you're available and can join, we'd love to see you there!     

In today’s episode, we discuss the amazing and highly personalized line of products offered at Spotlight Oral Care (Can we please take a moment to admire their Limited Edition Pride Sonic Toothbrush?!), the benefits of personalized toothpaste containing Folic Acid for pregnant women, and the difficulties of working with your siblings. We are so lucky to highlight Spotlight Oral Care’s products which further shed much-needed light on the Oral Systemic Link.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • What is the scope of practice for hygienists in Ireland?
  • How does hygiene school in Ireland differ from the US and Canada?
  • How do you start a dental retail brand?
  • Should you get your teeth cleaned at your own dental practice?

Check out http://www.ifdh.org/ for resources about the global forefront of dentistry

 

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IG: @VanessaCreaven

SOC IG: @spotlight_oral_care

Website: https://spotlightoralcare.com/ 

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Chosen as one of the top leaders in dental consulting by Dentistry Today, Len Tau, DMD, has dedicated his professional life to improving dentistry for both patients and other dentists. After purchasing his practice, the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence in Philadelphia in 2007, Len practiced full-time while consulting to other dental practices, training thousands of dentists about reputation marketing, leading the dental division of BirdEye, a reputation marketing platform, and hosting the popular, Raving Patients podcast. He recently authored the book Raving Patients and the soon to be released 100 Tips to 100 Reviews in 100 Days. 

In 2018, Len cut down to practicing dentistry two days per week to focus additional time and attention to helping other dentists build broad and compelling online footprints that attract hundreds of new patients to their practices. Len lectures nationally and internationally on using internet marketing, social media, and reputation marketing to make dental offices more visible and credible as well as how to increase their case acceptance.

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The brand new LED DayLite NanoCam HDi incorporates all of the comfort and ease of Designs for Vision products into a hands-free 1080p camera which clips directly onto your loupes. With the option to broadcast live video, the HIPAA compliant NanoCam comes equipped with your choice of 2.5x, 3.5x or wide angle lens, a mutable microphone all in a .8 oz profile. The camera is optically calibrated to match Designs for Vision telescopes. The best part is that Designs for Vision offers 24/7 support for the camera, meaning you’ll always have the technical assistance you need. Options for a shielded foot pedal and light make this a no-brainer for surgical recording technology. Get set up today with the LED DayLite NanoCam HDi by contacting Designs for Vision at this link:

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In today’s conversation we talk about the power of the online review, groupon deals, Canadian marketing laws, google AdWords disasters and much more! Dr. Len is a great resource with clear ways of addressing the new landscape of online marketing.

We cover some of these topics:

  • How do you rebrand a dental practice?
  • What types of marketing are a waste of time for a dental practice?
  • What marketing barriers do Canadian dental offices face?
  • Can you ethically solicit online reviews from patients?

Find Dr. Len Tau online:

IG: @DrLenTau 

Website: https://www.drlentau.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ravingpatient/ 

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For more than 20 years, Dr. Chris Kammer has been at the forefront of emerging technologies and ideas in dentistry, and has become one of America’s most vocal advocates for the "oral systemic" approach for disease prevention. He's the founding father, first president, and 6 year board member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), an organization that has partnered with the world class medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic to educate physicians and dental teams on the critical significance of how the health of the mouth impacts the health of the body.

Check out the AAOSH podcast with Dr. Chris Kammer and Machell Hudson, RDH!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/time-to-live/id1515774700 

Dr. Kammer has been a chief dental consultant for Reader’s Digest, and has been quoted in many publications including USA Today, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day. He was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer as their Person of the Week. He has also appeared widely on national television and radio programs including The Today show, Fox and Friends, CBS MarketWatch, CNN, NPR, Montel Williams, Late Night with David Letterman and even American Idol where his original song “Get Out the Brush” reached a viewing audience of 25 million people.

Dr. Kammer was one of the first clinicians in America to develop a protocol for disease prevention with the oral systemic approach, using his comprehensive “Gums of Steel” program. He has helped bring the practice of oral systemics from its early philosophical stage to its current widespread recognition as an important whole body healing approach that integrates medicine and dentistry and he has the studies and results to back it up.

In this extremely entertaining conversation with America’s favorite singing dentist, Irene and Katrina get into the details of Dr. Chris Kammers no-drill dental practice, Dr. Kammer’s experience on American Idol, and the efficacy of Silver Diamine Fluoride for advanced decay.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • Why should you start dental practice?
  • What is holistic dentistry?
  • How can we bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry?
  • Can you run a dental practice with no overhead?

Find Dr. Chris Kammer online:

IG: @DrChrisK

Website: TheDrillIsGone.com

AAOSH Website: https://www.aaosh.org/

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Stephanie Botts is the owner/founder of PosturePros, an ergonomic consulting company specializing in helping dental professionals. She has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for 13 years. Her kind and compassionate approach in ergonomics consulting has led her to help dental hygienists, dentists, and dental assistants work free of pain and enjoy life again!

Her mission is to gently remind her colleagues that putting themselves and their bodies’ health first is vital not only to a long and healthy career, but is also key to living life to the fullest!

Find Stephanie’s work at https://posturepros.net/ 

Up to date resources for Alaskan hygienists can be found at http://alaskadha.org/

Following up on ongoing discussions about ergonomics in dentistry, Stephanie Botts helps us understand how we can deeper understand our relationship to ourselves and our bodies in our work. Musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain are far too common in this industry and their prevention should be our top priority as healthy hygienists and dentists.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • What is dental school like in Alaska?
  • What is the best way to ask patients to adjust so that we can perform ergonomically?
  • How can hygienists advocate for our own health and mediate our own pain?
  • What is healthy neutral posture and is it the same for everyone?

Find Steph Botts online:

IG: @steph.posturepros

Website: https://posturepros.net/ 

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Katrina Sanders (AKA @TheDentalWinegenist), our in-house sommelier, our beloved & intelligent teacher, and insightful co-host of Tooth or Dare is finally in the hot seat! In the second installment of our new series, Irene&Trene, Irene asks Katrina to give us the way back playback. Katrina walks us through her early fascination with dental hygiene, her experience as a self-described dweeb in hygiene school, and her first experiences working in a dental practice. Katrina also talks in detail about her process of becoming a professional speaker and educator in the field and offers her advice to the young aspiring hygienists and dentists out there.

Irene&Trene is a new series where your two favorite hygienists speak off the cuff from their combined decades of experience to tell the truth about the dental industry. We will still continue our normal interview series, so stay tuned for more great interviews with dental professionals who are changing the game!

We are grateful to have Dentsply Sirona as this weeks’ sponsor!

The Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System from Dentsply Sirona is ergonomically designed to reduce strain and musculoskeletal disorders. We both use the Nupro Freedom along with the splatter free Nupro prophy paste in our practices. Its unique proprietary formulation is designed to deliver consistent, splatter-free performance. It boasts excellent stain removal and polishing, with color-coded grit options and 13 gluten-free flavors for our beloved gluten-sensitive folks out there!

The Nupro Revolv Disposable Prophy Angles are now available in a wide variety of cup options: soft, firm, pedo, tapered brush, pointed tip, and spiral cup. These angles exhibit reduced splatter, interproximal cleaning, and improved access around crowns or orthodontics.

 

Check out the Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System and more of Dentsply Sirona’s excellent products at the link below!

https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us/categories/preventive/nupro-polishing.html

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • Should pediatric dentists wear bling?
  • What is it like to work in a medicare/medicaid practice?
  • How do you get speaking gigs in the dental/hygiene industry?

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Joy Raskie is the director of Education and CEO at Advanced Dental Hygiene, a company that specializes in Diode laser education and continuing education courses for dental professionals. For the past 18 years, Joy has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She holds multiple laser degrees and advanced training in the Diode Laser. Joy is deeply passionate about teaching and integrating her audience to make learning more fun. She lectures, conducts hands-on laser training courses worldwide, and does in-office laser consulting. Joy's goal is to help everyone feel confident and ready to succeed after leaving her courses.

You can learn more about Joy's upcoming live and online hands-on laser courses at AdvancedDentalHygiene.com

Our very own Katrina Sanders has partnered with Joy Raskie to put together some courses which will be available soon at the link above!

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How do you make suggestions to patients about new hygiene practices?
  • What are the differences between different dental laser brands?
  • What are the methods for whitening teeth with a laser?

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IG: @AdvancedDentalHygiene

Website: AdvancedDentalHygiene.com

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This episode is the debut of a brand new series ‘Irene&Trene’ where your two favorite hygienists speak off the cuff from their combined decades of experience to tell the truth about the dental industry. We get tons of requests in our DMs about our work and life experiences, so we started this series to address the topics we get asked about most. We will still continue our normal interview series, so stay tuned for more great interviews with dental professionals who are changing the game!

On today’s premiere episode of Irene&Trene, we get the way back playback from Irene Iancu herself. Irene tells about her upbringing and her unique decision to go to dental school. After her 14th anniversary of graduating from dental school, Katrina attempts a Romanian accent. We mull over our favorite Backstreet Boy (it’s Howie), and give our raw & uncut opinions of dental hygiene Facebook groups.

If there is anything you want us to speak about in the Irene&Trene, hit up our DM’s at the links below and tell us what you want to hear!

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • What advice would you give to young dental hygienists?
  • How can we find the right fit at our first dental office?
  • Are we really living our best life?

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Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis. She has been a dental hygienist since 1982; she practiced clinically for 14 years in general and periodontal practices. She is an international speaker and author, and industry leader. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik, Inc. Carol received the ADHA/J & J Award of Excellence in 2013 and served on the board of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and has been a delegate to the International Federation of Dental Hygiene. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her partner, Larry, and their dog Toby.

Check out Carol Jahn’s course offerings which range in topics from office management to the current trends of tobacco use: https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/pro/education/carol-jahn-rdh-ms/

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Carol walks us through her early days as she went from hog farmer to author, speaker, and hygiene industry leader. She answers the following questions and much more!

  • What are the differences between the oral health risks of E-Cigarettes and Hookahs?
  • How do we identify and adapt to diverse personalities in the dental office?
  • Is there a place for in-office gossip?
  • Traditional floss vs. Waterpik: Which is better at removing interproximal debris?
  • What is air flossing and how does it compare to water flossing?

Find Carol Jahn online:

IG: @CAJRDH

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Holly Anne Mitchell is a speaker, coach and hypnotist in the dental industry. Her life can be summed up in two words: post-traumatic growth. Holly moved to New York City from rural Florida at the age of 18 with dreams of Broadway. From actress, to homeless, to dental C-suite, to struggling entrepreneur, after a crisis of burnout and existentialism, she found her way to hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming, forever changing her brain, and her life. 

This was the catalyst to start her own business, the LeadWell Network. Holly trains dentists and their teams on mental health first aid, helping practices become more trauma aware, prevent suicide, burnout, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression with simple tools based in practical neuroscience. Holly regulates her own nervous system through songwriting, self-hypnosis, poetry, boxing, and long-distance running. She is a faculty member of the Dental Speakers Institute Fellowship program, and is excited to announce her first book "Try Self Hypnosis" will enter the world this summer. In her free time Holly is a singer/songwriter with her lifemate and bandmate Javier in Nashville.

For a free episode of Holly's online course and to preorder her book, visit TrySelfHypnosis.com

On this episode, we cover some of these topics and much more:

  • What is neuro-linguistic programming?
  • How can we identify and break out of patterns that hurt us?
  • Where can we find freedom in our schedule as hygienists?
  • How can I become comfortable with profound grief?
  • Have we finally found the cause of Irene’s hives?

Stay till the end to hear if Holly chooses Tooth or Dare!

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Holly’s personal IG: @hollyannemitchell.nyc

Holly’s Dental Coaching & Strategy IG: @LeadWellNetwork

Website and Blog: https://www.leadwellnetwork.com/

Self-hypnosis Website: https://www.tryselfhypnosis.com/

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Alyssa Aberle is the former president of the Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association and dental hygienist pushing forward some of the most progressive legislation in Colorado for dental hygienists. Alyssa has a unique ability to see the potential of hygiene and actively enacts that future in her advocacy work. We talk about the disconnection between dentists and hygienists, the severely limiting position that some states impose on dental hygienists, and Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF).
Alyssa Aberle answers these questions and more:
What are the limitations for hygienists in different states?
How can we learn from Colorado and advocate for it in our own states?
What is the future of dental and hygiene education in America? 
 
We are grateful to have Dentsply Sirona as this weeks’ sponsor. 
The Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System from Dentsply Sirona is ergonomically designed to reduce strain and musculoskeletal disorders. We both use the Nupro Freedom along with the splatter free Nupro prophy paste in our practices. Its unique proprietary formulation is designed to deliver consistent, splatter-free performance. It boasts excellent stain removal and polishing, with color-coded grit options and 13 gluten-free flavors.
 
We have an extra special promotion with Dentsply Sirona until May 15th! Buy 1 Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System and get 1 free footpedal or outer sheath! Find all the information at this link, or scroll down for the promo code and instructions: https://www.instagram.com/p/COa0NjkFYIS/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
 
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Here is the link to the infographic of the legal scope of hygienists work across all 50 states:
Here are examples of Dr. Jeanette MacLean’s educational videos on SDF application:
 
Alyssa’s biography:
Alyssa Aberle is Colorado dental hygienist with a deep understanding of our profession and a big dream for our future. Alyssa has spent her dental hygiene career working with several local nonprofit organizations including Kids In Need of Dentistry, Salud Family Health Centers, Colorado Orthodontic Foundation, and STRIDE Community Health Center (formerly MCPN). While working with these nonprofit organizations, Alyssa pursued a Master’s in Business Administration to gain a deeper grasp on organizational management and leadership. Alyssa currently works for a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in their mobile school-based dental program and also works part-time for the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association. Alyssa is passionate about advocacy and advancing the profession of dental hygiene. Married to a Colorado native, Alyssa and her family of 5 spend most of their free time outdoors hiking, backpacking, and boating. Alyssa loves rocking out to 90’s music, movie theater popcorn, and chai tea.
 

Find Alyssa Aberle online:

IG: https://www.instagram.com/alyssa.hygienist/ 

Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/CODHA 

Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association Website: http://codha.org/

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Dr. Tim Donley

We are grateful to have Dentsply Sirona as this weeks’ sponsor. 

The Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System from Dentsply Sirona is ergonomically designed to reduce strain and musculoskeletal disorders. We both use the Nupro Freedom along with the splatter free (and gluten free!) Nupro prophy paste in our practices. The comfortable and quiet Nupro Freedom is the best option for keeping our patients and our wrists happy. The removable and autoclavable outer sheath, the 20 unique disposable angles, and the increased maneuverability makes this a must-have tool in the hands of dental hygienists.

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Welcome back, Peeps!

We feel so lucky to have with us industry leader, educator, textbook author, and leading expert on the subject of gum disease, Dr. Tim Donley. In classic form, we rewind all the way back to Dr. Donley’s early years of failing out of dental school and generally having no idea what to do with life. Eventually, he improvised unique ways to place himself at the forefront of gum disease treatment and education. We share our horror stories of keynote speeches gone wrong, talk about the future of dentistry, and about the flawed thinking that keeps hygienists from reaching their potential.

We cover these topics and much more:

  • How can we completely rethink the hour hygienists have with their patients?
  • Should dental hygienists be probing implants? 
  • Are lasers in periodontics any good?
  • What piece of equipment do you bring to a desert island? 

Dr. Donley is his own words:

I am a bad-ass periodontist who is the biggest supporter of dental hygiene on the planet. The most important health care provider a patient can see if they want to maximize their chance to achieve the fruits of wellness is a dental hygienist. Not just any hygienist, one that gets that it is time to do more than just clean teeth.

I believe that the best way to grow as a person is to help someone else grow as a person. Oh yea, I also love to take the tops off of double stuff Oreos and then put them together to make Quadruple stuff Oreos.

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IG: @BeyondTheMouth

Website: https://www.beyondthemouth.com/

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Dr. Victoria Peterson

Welcome back, Peeps! 

Dr. Victoria Peterson has more than a decade of dental hygiene experience. Her deep background in consulting combined with her PhD in spiritual studies allows her to access the humanistic side of the dental profession and the people who strive, thrive, and struggle in dentistry. Like Irene, Dr. Peterson bought her own dental office as a hygienist (and subsequently bought 4 more). She provides a unique perspective into the struggles young professionals face when overwhelmed with the constant change of professional life.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How can spirituality create a more pleasant work environment?
  • How can I stop the constant chaos?
  • How can I be kind while keeping others accountable?
  • What does respect look like in a dental office?

Dr. Peterson’s Biography:

Victoria Peterson, CEO and cofounder of productive dentist academy is an award winning female entrepreneur. A 4X recipient of Inc5000 fastest growing privately held companies, Victoria has learned a thing or two about growing with integrity. Combining a Doctorate in Spirituality with real world experience, she is launching a hot new 2021 podcast 'Investment Grade Practice'.                                                                                           

Find Dr. Victoria Peterson online:

IG: @ProductiveDentistAcademy

Website: www.productivedentist.com 

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Chris ‘Love’ Williams

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Welcome back, Peeps! 

Christopher Williams aka Chris Love is a multi-talented and widely experienced entrepreneur and dental hygienist. In this episode, Chris shares the story of his transition from active duty in the Air Force to becoming an RDH, and eventually becoming a thought leader in the field. He currently hosts the Dental-Ish podcast with the Brown Girl RDH duo, Martelle Coke and Anaika Forbes (Check out our amazing interview with Martelle on episode #42). Chris Love talks us through his journey and professional approach to dental hygiene as a black man. He also shares work as the co-founder of Prophy Kings, which embraces cultural and gender diversity in the hygiene field.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • Why are there so few men in dental hygiene?
  • How can we diversify dental hygiene?
  • Is there a difference between men and women dental hygienists?
  • Is the hiring process rigged?
  • Is dental hygiene sexualized?

Chris Love in his own words:

My name is Chris Williams also known as Chris Love

I'm a male hygienist that only recently left working in the clinical setting after practicing 5 years to now working with a dental marketing company as the business development manager. I am a serial entrepreneur hustler extraordinaire LOL, so I've started multiple small businesses and coached/advised other small businesses on getting started and best practices when trying to sustain.

I am the founder of Prophy Kings, the home for the male hygienist. We have a group on Facebook and an Instagram page. We promote diversity and representation of the male hygienist and assistant. I also started a Youtube channel where I give advice to Men and hygienists alike on the hygiene profession, business, and self care.

I am also the co-owner and co-host of "Dental-Ish" the podcast alongside Martelle Coke best known as the founder of BrownGirlRDH and Anaika Forbes best known for her company "hashtaglunchbag" that puts up community fridges in underserved areas that are filled with donated food products.

Lets Talk!

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Personal IG: @JustChrisLove

Prophy Kings IG: @Prophy_Kings

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/smileheroics 

Podcast: https://www.dental-ish.com/ 

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Dr. Angela Mulrooney

CW: Suicide

Welcome back, Peeps! 

We are so lucky to have Dr. Angela Mulrooney on the show to tell her harrowing life story. Katrina witnessed Dr. Mulrooney speak and perform at JUMPSTART 2020 and knew she had to invite her on the show to tell us more about her remarkable life path. Dr. Angela tells about juggling her passion for dance while attending dental school, hitting rock bottom, and having to reinvent herself entirely after losing her accomplished career in dentistry. Her humanist approach to mental health and its relationship to work informs her current career as a dental business consultant.

Watch Dr. Angela’s ingenious, heartfelt performance at JUMPSTART here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbgLlp_9GaE 

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How can I balance dentistry and free time?
  • What does it take to rebuild myself from the ground up?
  • How do I know if I need a career coach?
  • How can I make effective use of my social media?

Dr. Mulrooney’s Bio:

Dr. Angela Mulrooney is a retired dentist turned branding expert. How did that happen?

She wanted to be a dentist since she had baby teeth. At 24, She started living her dental dream which turned into an enviable dental career. She turned a broken down practice into her dream practice. She lived the elusive dream of providing the services she loved, on clients she loved, while earning more and working less.

Overnight, she went from being a well-known dentist to hitting rock-bottom - losing everything after sustaining a career-ending injury that killed her ability to practice.

She rebranded herself as a dental business coach. Her authentic comeback story as she built her new brand was noticed by other professionals who started asking her to unleash their authentic personal brands on social media.

She works with professionals internationally to get them noticed as the go-to expert of their industry while maintaining their authenticity.

You might be the most talented professional in the world, but what if no one knows you exist? Let’s ensure that never happens!

Find Dr. Angela online:

Personal IG: @DrAngelaMulrooney

Unleashing Influence IG: @UnleashingInfluence

Website: https://unleashingdentistry.com/ 

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Dr. Laura Mach DDS

Content Warning: Domestic Abuse

Dr. Laura Mach is back for part two of our interview. If you haven’t heard part one yet, you’ve got to check out last week’s episode to follow along with one of our most profound conversations on Tooth or Dare. Her story acts as a warning and a guide to those of us who have experienced domestic abuse. Dr. Laura’s active compassionate way of being and work is a powerful reminder that our lives are not defined by those who take advantage of us. We are incredibly thankful that she joined us again to share her story. 

Check out Dr. Laura’s own podcast and her website at the links below, you will not regret it.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How does being a dental professional affect our relationships?
  • How long does it really take to heal?
  • What steps do you take to heal from abuse?

Dr. Laura Mach’s Biography:

Dr Laura Mach is a practicing general dentist who has owned her practice for 13 years. She is also a certified life coach and a speaker within dentistry. She speaks on emotions, communication, creating the life you want, and treating transgender patients. She also has a podcast for female dentists called Love Your Practice which is on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube.

Dr Mach took a non traditional route to dental school and graduated with three young children. A year after graduation she found herself divorced and naively navigating the world of dating. She immediately got caught up into a dangerous relationship that ended up threatening her practice, her finances, and ultimately her physical safety. Laura speaks out about what happened to her to help other women in as many ways as she can. 

 

Find Dr. Laura online:

IG: @DrLauraMachDDS

Website: Thelifecoachforbusydentists.com 

Podcast: Love Your Practice - Available on iTunes and Spotify

LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/mariondentalpc

Youtube: Love Your Practice! Youtube Channel

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Dr. Laura Mach DDS

Welcome back, Peeps! 

Certified life coach, dentist, and industry veteran Dr. Laura Mach is a fountain of compassion and wisdom on today’s episode of Tooth or Dare. This conversation is one in a two part series focused on how we can better serve our patients and live our own lives free from doubt and worry that we impose on ourselves. Dr. Laura tells the story of getting her DDS degree while raising children, buying her own dental practice, and leading a team for 13 years. Her work as a life coach is focused on giving women dental professionals the permission to step into their power.

Check out Dr. Laura’s own podcast and her website at the links below, you will not regret it.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • Am I doing a good enough job in my dental practice?
  • How can dental hygienists get specialized guidance and mentorship?
  • How do you deal with a crabby coworker?
  • How can I be okay when things feel wrong?

Dr. Laura Mach’s Biography:

Dr Laura Mach is a practicing general dentist who has owned her practice for 13 years. She is also a certified life coach and a speaker within dentistry. She speaks on emotions, communication, creating the life you want, and treating transgender patients. She also has a podcast for female dentists called Love Your Practice which is on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube.

Dr Mach took a non traditional route to dental school and graduated with three young children. A year after graduation she found herself divorced and naively navigating the world of dating. She immediately got caught up into a dangerous relationship that ended up threatening her practice, her finances, and ultimately her physical safety. Laura speaks out about what happened to her to help other women in as many ways as she can. 

Find Dr. Laura Mach online:

IG: @DrLauraMachDDS

Website: TheLifeCoachForBusyDentists.com

Podcast: Love Your Practice - Available on iTunes and Spotify

LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/mariondentalpc

Youtube: Love Your Practice! Youtube Channel

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Blake McClellan

Welcome back, Peeps! 

We are huge fans of the work and products of today’s guest. Blake McClellan is the Founder of Implant Compare, an online live-streaming platform showcasing dental surgery and educational materials for dental professionals. You’ve got to check out their Instagram where they highlight dental surgeries (á la @bloodytoothguy) using their state of the art recording equipment. 

 

In all of his work, Blake is dedicated to bringing dentistry out of antiquity whether it's through Burning Man-inspired dental education experiences, his very own dental podcast ALL-IN Dental, or his 4K miniature dental video camera which you attach directly to your loupes. Seriously peeps, check out this camera. It makes recording SO much easier and many of our former guests are using it with the Implant Compare platform!

This was a really fun conversation and we covered a lot. Blake answers some of these questions and much more:

  • How can we update the dental conference format?
  • Is it worth it to be a dental influencer?
  • How can we provide meaningful dental education in a pandemic?
  • Should we be drinking more Pedialyte?

Find Blake McClellan’s work online:

IG: @ImplantCompare 

Dental Experiences and Education: https://experiencece.com/ 

ALL-IN Podcast: https://allindental.podbean.com/ 

Implant Compare Online Platform: https://implantcompare.com/ 

4K Mini Dental Camera: https://www.buyfutudent.com/?v=3e8d115eb4b3 

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Renee’ Graham RDH

Welcome back, Peeps! 

Thank you to Denstply Sirona for sponsoring today’s episode!

Ultrasonic safety is priority #1 for the folks at Dentsply Sirona. They always have the tools we need to safely ultrasonic scale every day. From keeping your drawers stocked with fresh left and right inserts to providing a two-handed approach to scaling with the Purevac HVE, your Dentsply Sirona sales rep can get you up and running today! 

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We are so pleased to welcome Renee’ Graham of Dentsply Sirona to share her four decades of dental industry experience and knowledge. She describes her timeline from her initial inspiration to be a hygienist, to her early career as a dental hygienist, and ending with her current position at Denstply Sirona. Today Renee’ works with key opinion leaders to promote the future of the dental industry. Renee’s perspective of dentistry provides a unique opportunity to see how the professional culture has changed and how we arrive at today’s gold standard of patient care.

Stay tuned to hear Renee’ Graham describe her dental dream team!

 

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How has dentistry and dental hygiene evolved in past decades?
  • How can we invest to improve patient relationships?
  • Who are the leading voices of dentistry today?

Renee’ Graham's Bio:

Renee’ Graham received her dental hygiene degree from Darton State College (now Albany State University) and both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education degree from Valdosta State University. Renee’ brings to the division 39 years of private practice, academic leadership and administration. Since 2007, Renee’ has been employed with Dentsply Sirona as a Clinical Educator. Formerly the international CE for Europe and Canada; she now delivers programs throughout the US. Renee’ enjoys lecturing nationally as well as internationally.

 

Find Renee’ online:

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/renee.graham.9828

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/renee-graham-59972720/

 

Book your Dentsply Sirona Consultation today!: https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us/discover-by-topic/online-consultation.html

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Dr. AJ Acierno

Welcome back, Peeps!

Watch Dr. Acierno’s TED Talk here!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJgp3wox5wE

Visit The DecisionOne Website:

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Today is the day: Dr. AJ Acierno, the CEO of DecisionOne Dental joins us to dish some indispensable facts about the state of the dental and healthcare industry. Dr. Acierno currently runs 30+ offices with Decision One dental and shares in explicit detail the do’s and don’ts of both managing and purchasing a dental office.

He and his brother have together built a dental empire in Chicago and beyond. We talk about turning a $500,000 a year dental practice into a $2.2 million a year practice, the precise amount of doctors and patients each office should have, and how to scale your business with little to no marketing budget. These claims would sound absurd if they weren’t coming from the man who did it all himself, Dr. AJ Acierno! 

 

Dr. Acierno answers these questions and much more:

  • What is a good annual profit for a dental office?
  • When is the right time to scale your dental business?
  • How do you know when you take on a new doctor?
  • How do you know when you’re running a successful dental practice?

 

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IG: @DrAcierno

Website: www.DecisionOneDental.com

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The Smile Room - Tina Mavriyannakis

 

Welcome back, Peeps! 

Thank you to Hu-Friedy for sponsoring today's episode! Hu-Friedy’s new Harmony™ Ergonomic Scalers are a new personal favorite at ToothLife Studios. These scalers are designed to reduce pinch force and relieve hygienists of aching hands and ease the pressure on patients’ teeth. They allow for an incredibly tactile and sensitive scaling experience. Read about them more on Hu-Friedy’s site here: Harmony Ergonomic Scalers

 

It is a joy and an honor to speak with Tina Mavriyannakis RDH, the founder and CEO of The Smile Room, a fully mobile corporate and residential dental cleaning service. Tina (secret ToD superfan) shares how she forged her path to becoming the private RDH at the Google offices and many more corporate clients.

We discuss the future of teledentistry and mobile dentistry and how to rebrand the public image of dental hygienists across Canada and the US. Tina has made a remarkable name for herself and for hygienists in all of North America. Her work provides a great example of how a career in dentistry can flourish outside of the operatory.

 

We cover some of these topics and much more: 

  • Can you go to the dentist without insurance?
  • How does dentistry adapt to the rise of telehealth services?
  • What do you need to start a mobile dental office?
  • What is a restorative hygienist?

Sign your office or condo up for mobile dentistry with The Smile Room today!

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Website: https://www.thesmileroom.ca/ 

 

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Sonya Dunbar RDH, MHA, The Geriatric Tooth Fairy

Happy V-day, Peeps! 

Sign up for the upcoming National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference here: https://nmdconference.com/

March 4-6th

Sonya Dunbar speaks on the Future of Modern Mobile Dentistry!

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We are so excited to have on the US Navy Veteran, author, entrepreneur, public speaker, teacher, and philanthropist, Sonya Dunbar RDH AKA The Geriatric Tooth Fairy! Sonya’s vitality and effort to push our dental community forward culturally and medically is clear in her words and her life’s work. She walks us through the early days of giving free dental care to her Grandmother’s friends and soon dedicating her time to comprehensive geriatric dental care.

Sonya shares her experience of dishing out an industry-shattering speech at RDH Under One Roof 2020 and shares her experience of black invisibility in the white-dominated dental field and at dental conferences. Her long list of accomplishments makes her one of the most remarkable and dynamic peeps in the field today.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How can we approach geriatric dental care as hygienists?
  • How do you educate seniors on dental care?
  • How can we address a lack of diversity in dentistry?

Sonya Dunbar’s Biography: 

The Geriatric Tooth Fairy Sonya Dunbar, also known as the Geriatric Toothfairy, is a Registered Dental Hygienist, TEDx, and national public speaker guided by over 28 years of dental experience in private practice, skilled nursing facilities, and academia. Sonya and her husband, Gerald Dunbar, are the owners of Mobile Dental Xpress, providing comprehensive dental care to long-term care facilities. In addition, Sonya is a Geriatric Oral health educator and trainer. Sonya is a US Navy Veteran and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Gerontology.Sonya is a serial entrepreneur and successful Cultural diversity workplace coach that increase cultural awareness, knowledge, and communication through interactive educational workshops. She is a Key Opinion Leader on culture and diversity for Crest & Oral-B and known philanthropist. She is the Co-Founder of the National Mobile & Teledentistry Dental Conference, The American Mobile Dentistry & Teledentistry Alliance, and a published author of Golden Nuggets For Life, Co-Author of Modern Mobile & Teledentistry and The Tooth & Nothing but The Truth Books. And if that is not enough, the National Day Archives LLC has proclaimed November 9th of each calendar year as The Geriatric Toothfairy Day.

 

Find Sonya online:

IG: @geriatric_toothfairy

Sonya’s Videos along with The Suave & Sassy Senior Show: Geriatric Toothfairy Facebook Channel

Youtube: The Geriatric Toothfairy Channel

Preorder her upcoming book: https://thetoothandnothingbutthetruth.com/ 

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Dr. Gina Dorfman DDS

Welcome back, Peeps! 

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We are so excited to have back on the show for another legendary appearance, Dr. Gina Dorfman. Dr. G is the founder of the YAPI app which she and her husband run together. Irene says that integrating the paperless YAPI system was one of the best decisions she’s ever made for her practice. Dr. Gina created the YAPI software to make her work in her own practice easier. We talk through her experience of leaving Soviet Russia and opening her first dental practice. Dr. Gina’s true calling is clearly to dish out extremely helpful career advice. She provides some much needed triage of Irene’s difficult experiences in the nuances of managing her own new dental practice. Check out Dr. Dorfman's podcast here! Stay tuned for the outro to hear the unbelievably sweet ending to this story!

We cover some of these dental topics and much more:

  • How do you bankrupt a dental office?
  • How do you train staff to use new technology?
  • What should discipline look like in a dental office?
  • How can you tell when an employee is not a good fit?

Find Dr. Gina Dorfman and YAPI online:

IG: @yapi_app

Personal Website: https://ginadorfmandds.com/

YAPI Website: https://yapiapp.com/

Dr. Gina's Podcast: Behind the Smiles Podcast with Dr. Gina Dorfman

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Sarah Varney RDH BSDH & Christine Diehl RDH BS

 

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Welcome back, Peeps! 

Today we are joined by the dynamic duo that are building up a generation of leaders that will elevate the dental industry. Sarah Varney and Christine Diehl are the founders of DSO Hygiene Excellence, an accreditation program geared toward dental hygienists. Sarah and Christine talk us through the systems needed to measure success as hygienists and the difficulties we face as a profession. These entrepreneurs dish their thoughts on effective leadership, patient care and system implementation in the dental office.

 

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How can we measure if our patients are getting the best care?
  • What are the most important factors for a hygienist to track in order to measure their personal performance?
  • How do you talk to a patient about fluoride and other periodontal therapy?
  • Should hygienists be paid hourly or on a percentage basis?

 

DSO Hygiene Excellence Team Bio:

Christine Diehl RDH BS

I have 28 years of clinical Dental Hygiene experience. I practice a patient centered approach with an emphasis on the oral systemic connection. I graduated from Parkland College with my degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor's of Health Sciences from Northern Illinois University. Over my career, I have attended a multitude of continuing education, including the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2003 and received an Associate Fellowship from the World Clinical Laser Institute. In 2007, I co-founded White Velocity, a tooth whitening company.We sold exclusively through high end salons and spas. This venture gave me an appreciation of the business side of dentistry.In 2019, Founded CE2 at Decision One Dental. June 2020 Founder and CEO of DSO Hygiene Excellence. My goal is to elevate the profession of dental hygiene by giving hygienists the tools needed to be the Best!

 

Sarah Varney RDH BSDH

Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree, employed by Kendall Pointe Dental since 1988. Received an Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree in 1995 from Parkland College in Champaign, IL and graduated with Honors from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT with a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree in 2008. Obtained certifications: Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2003, an Associate Fellowship and Dental Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute in 2004, Ultimate Soft Tissue Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute in 2013, Administer and Monitor Nitrous Oxide, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2010, Inspired Hygiene Mastermind Member and Advanced Periodontal Coach in 2011. Member of the Illinois Dental Hygiene Association and the academic honorary society, Phi Kappa Phi. In 2008, became the charter recipient of the Irene Newman award.In June 2019, Founded and became the Program Director for CE2 at DecisionOne Dental.Applied to the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Executive MBA program in May 2019. Received admissions in August 2019 into the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Executive MBA program, Chicago campus, Class of 2021.

June 2020, CEO and Founder of DSO Hygiene Excellence, an organization of dental hygienists in the pursuit of excellence in patient care within the DSO space with an emphasis on leadership, business and national collaboration with other like-minded hygienists to elevate our profession and patient outcomes

Find DSO Hygiene Excellence online:  

Website: https://www.dsohygieneexcellence.com/ 

IG: @DSOHygieneExcellence 

Facebook: @DSOHygieneExcellence

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dso-hygiene-excellence 

Youtube: DSO Hygiene Excellence Youtube Page

 

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Summer Lewis - Diamond Sharp

 

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Sign up for your free demo with the link above. We are using GreenLight in our office now. It’s a great way for the whole office to stay up to date on the highest standard of sanitary protocol. And keep an eye out for the new Water Test Kit launching in 2021! Thanks Hu-Friedy!

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Today we are so proud to have a guest with a firm position in Irene’s top 8, a mother, and an entrepreneur keeping it together in the pandemic, Summer Lewis! Summer talks us through the early days of absolutely despising sharpening tools as a dental student, working as a dental assistant, and eventually founding her own business in 2018. Today, Ms. Lewis runs Diamond Sharp, a drive-up, same-day dental instrument sharpening business. Catch her and her team driving the blue van around Toronto and pretty soon, all over the US!

As a regular of Diamond Sharp, I can say confidently that the cost and timeliness of their services are a no-brainer for any dental office. Her team is super nice and they are extremely reliable, especially in a pinch!

 

We ask Summer these questions and much more:

  • Should dental students graduate knowing how to sharpen tools?
  • Can I work in the dental field without working in an office?
  • What is the best way to sharpen dental tools?
  • Can the Diamond Sharp bus be turned into a travelling karaoke club?

Book your appointment with Diamond Sharp online now! 

http://www.diamondsharp.ca/

IG: @Diamond.Sharp

 

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Welcome back, Peeps!

Thanks to our friends at Dentsply Sirona we are back for another amazing week! Fun fact, here are the dets on the part 1/part 2 Webinars Irene and Katrina are tuning into. 

 

The time is now! The oral-systemic link is not new to dentistry; however, communicating its significance to our patients AND providing more effective periodontal care is now more important than ever. This session will guide you through the latest research and help you create a plan to provide optimal care for patients while practicing a ‘safety-first’ approach. Tune in to add to your 2021 CE portfolio! 

 

Today we are so happy to speak with Dr. Joy Void-Holmes. She takes us on the journey through dental classes at Howard University where she was class president, getting her Ph.D., acting as a dentist for Al Gore, all while navigating four pregnancies... AND getting her real estate license. Dr. Joy’s story is filled with surprises that she encounters with a determination that is clear in her every word. She strives to claim new respect for all dental hygienists and dental educators so that they can have the autonomy they deserve. Thank you so much to Dr. Joy for sharing her warm sense of humour and the contagious pride she takes in her work.

 

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • Does the president have a dental office?
  • Can you raise kids as a dental hygienist?
  • Should a dental hygienist get a Ph.D.?
  • Are dental educators paid fairly?

 

Dr. Joy’s bio:

 

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice. She is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™ and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™.  Dr. Joy is program chair for Fortis College Landover Dental Hygiene Program and holds a faculty position at the American Denturist School.  Dr. Joy is a professional speaker and published author.  She has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally in the areas of instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, and nutrition and biochemistry, whitening along with her signature keynote, Confidence and Courage. She serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA examination board and is Past-President of The Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association and an active member of The American Academy of Dental Hygienists, The American Dental Hygienists' Association and The Maryland Dental Action Coalition.

 

Find Dr. Joy online:

IG: @drjoyrdh

Twitter: @drjoyrdh

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-joy-void-holmes-5092222/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjoyrdh/

 

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Katrina Klein, RDH, CEAS, CPT

Welcome back, Peeps!

 

As we herald in a new year, it’s probably about time that we drag ourselves to the gym (or open the rowing machine that’s been sitting in its box for months).

This week on the third mic we are happy to have Katrina Klein, the founder of ErgoFit Life. In her decade-long career as an RDH (while moonlighting as a bodybuilder), Katrina came to recognize the health issues that all medical professionals face in their work. She speaks from experience when it comes to working and living healthier as a dental professional. In her work she offers individualized assessments and workout routines focused on workers in the medical field. We talk about chronic pain, preventative ergonomics, and how to live and work in a dental office pain-free. Katrina Klein provides some tangible ways we can build a program for ourselves that serves our unique needs.

 

We answer these questions and much more:

  • Do Dental Hygienists have bad backs?
  • How can I work out and work full time?
  • Does working out improve metabolism?
  • What is an ergonomic assessment?

Katrina’s Biography:

 

For Katrina Klein, ergonomics is everything. She is a full time practicing Registered Dental Hygienist - has been for 13 years and counting. She knows firsthand the struggle of working in a stationary, inflexible environment. Katrina has dedicated herself to helping others prevent injury in the workplace, free themselves from physical discomfort in their dental career, and to retire without a disability. Whether instructing individual clinicians, small or large groups, she is passionate about teaching others to work smarter, not harder. She has been published in DentalTown Magazine and has more articles on the way!

As a competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer, Katrina has attained a unique understanding of the biomechanics behind clinical ergonomics. Her credentials include certification as an Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, which has given her the expertise and training to help provide safer procedures through proper ergonomics.

 

Thank you to our peeps at Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring our 60th episode holy molar! 

While Irene is at home scratching her hives, her team is eagerly awaiting the training on their brand new and amazingly awesome SiroLaser that has so many features that can be utilized by both doctors and hygienists. 

Irene shares her reasons for patiently awaiting its release here in Canada, some of those reasons being the ability to set procedure fav's for easy use during the treatment time. 

  • Debridement of the diseased epithelial lining
  • Laser removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket
  • Laser soft tissue curettage
  • Sulcular debridement (removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and
    the necrosed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket to
    improve clinical indices including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth inability)

Katrina shares some important information on the recent investigation around pathogen reduction with Lasers and the connection to ultrasonics, aerosols and a very informative article written by Noel Paschke titled, "A Path of Fewer Aerosols with Ultrasonics" 

Click on the links below to learn more about both the laser and a direct link to the article: 

SiroLaser

Noel Paschke titled, "A Path of Fewer Aerosols with Ultrasonics" 

 

Find Katrina Klein online:

IG: @ergofitlife_katrina

Website: https://ergofitlife.com/

FB: @ergofitlife

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD 

Welcome back peeps! Happy new year to all the dental professionals out there STILL killing it in 2021.

A big thank you to our peeps at Hu-Friedy for supporting this amazing episode. Here are the link we mentioned! 

Irene's FAV N95 Mask is here- Isolater Plus N95 Masks by Crosstex 

It is so comfortable, lightweight and easy to wear. Irene LOVES how well her loupes fit around the nose and really reduces the pressure on her overall face without losing that amazing and important seal of protection! 

Try out the sterilization quiz and let's see how on point you are with your protocols! 2021 is here and if we haven't already sharpened our pencils to update our office policies and infection control standards now is the time and Hu-Friedy has all the resources you need to get it done! Click HERE to teleport to their neatly organized website that provides amazing resources from dental organizations, CDC, OSAP and OSHA just to name a few. 

Today we are happy to have Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist. She offers advice for new dental hygienists, walks us through her experience failing the board exams, and answers all of our questions:

  • How hard is a clinical dental hygiene board exam in the US?
  • How does a hygienist open their own practice?
  • What is a dental hygienists’ role in a prosthodontic practice?
  • Is it legal to perform dental surgery on a dead body?

Dr. Pam has blazed a remarkable trail in her career. She earned her certificate from the UCLA School of Dentistry. After obtaining her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a former dental hygienist:  she earned her B.S.D.H. degree from Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and A.S. degree in Math and Science from SUNY Orange in New York. 

Since being awarded the 2010 Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year by the American Dental Association, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is an internationally recognized lecturer and is extensively published. She has also been recognized as Incisal Edge Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Edward A. Diana alumni award for Leadership in Healthcare from SUNY Orange and Dental Product Report’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry.  She has additionally been recognized as Boston Magazine’s Top Dentists in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is the Chief Editor for DentistryIQ.com, Editorial Director for the Dental Academy of Continuing Education, Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, teaches at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and maintains her private practice at Salem Dental Arts in Salem, MA.

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz maintains professional memberships with the following organizations: American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Dental Sciences, Spear Study Club

On a personal note, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz enjoys travel, yoga, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and pets. 

 

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IG: @drpamela_maragliano

Facebook: @PamelaMaragliano-Muniz

 

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Namaste, peeps!

Dr. Christian and Dr. Danielle AKA the Dental Yogis join us for their second guest appearance on the podcast (listen to their first appearance here!). The Dental Yogis talk about bringing spirituality not only into the dental setting but into all of our daily lives. In the words of Dr. Christian, it is this couples’ goal to bring a postural awareness gained through yoga into a comprehensive dentistry practice. The Yogis talk about their history of extremely difficult and life-affirming decisions to get where they are now. 

 

When Christian and Danielle are not hosting Yoga classes for dental professionals on Instagram live, they are collaborating on holistic smile transformation surgery which accounts for the mind-body and spirit of every patient. Their radically compassionate form of dentistry approaches oral surgery as a wellness retreat, where the smile is only one factor in a whole-body transformation.

 The Dental Yogis also go into detail on how they devised an upcoming service trip/wellness retreat in the Dominican Jungle, where dentists and hygienists can provide dental services to the Dominican population while becoming acquainted with their body, mind, and the energy that surrounds us all. Read all about the retreat which takes place from Feb. 7-14 on their website at www.dentalyogis.com/mission

 

The Dental Yogis’ Bio:

 

Dr. Danielle Cascioli and Dr. Cristian Pavel practice dentistry about 10 miles apart in downtown Chicago, but something much deeper connects them. The couple, who have been together since before dental school, share a love for yoga, and they want to introduce the benefits of the ancient discipline to their colleagues in the profession.

“As dentists, we most commonly express our souls through our art and service to our communities,” Dr. Pavel said. “Practicing yoga helps to highlight these expressions in order to bring more joy and awareness onto every aspect of our profession. Having a deeper connection with yourself also allows for much richer connections with your patients and an overall richer life experience.”

Drs. Cascioli and Pavel teach yoga and offer life coaching to other dental professionals through a practice called the Dental Yogis. They’ve developed a program that uses the principles of yoga and its physical, mental and spiritual disciplines to provide students “the freedom to create a transformation map towards the life of your dreams.”

 

Find the Yogis online:

IG: @DentalYogiSmiles

Website: www.DentalYogis.com

 

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Welcome back, Peeps! 

 

Today, the multi-talented and widely accomplished Emily Boge MPA, RDH, CDA joins us to tell us about her career from the beginning. Emily’s story begins on a hog farm in rural Iowa where she and her 10 siblings grew up. We follow her through her early education, where she played the sousaphone (Katrina psychically intuits this) and invented a motion-activated flycatcher called the “Fly-Vacuum”, which won her a full ride to the University of Iowa. 

 

Today, Emily Boge designs dental instruments, is a Dental Administrative Chair and is an active speaker and writer in the dental community. Her innovative spirit is apparent in her work and her drive to push skills to new limits. It is such a joy to have this lifelong academic on our show to talk about the state of dental hygienist programs and what dental school is really all about.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How hard should dental courses be?
  • What does it take to be a great dental educator?
  • Is it worth going to dental school during the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • How do you find time to write while working overtime?
  • How has the pandemic affected dental programs?

 

Emily Boge in her own words:

Emily Boge, MPA, RDH, CDA is the Dental Administrative Chair at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. In this role, she serves the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program students, the faculty of the programs, and the staff of the Dental Clinic. Prior to accepting this position in July of 2015, she practiced as a full-time dental hygienist at Dental Associates of Manchester in Manchester, Iowa. In addition to working at the College, she maintains an active career completing research, product development, and evaluation of products for several major dental companies. She also enjoys speaking and writing research for professionals and facts for consumers in dentistry. She enjoys all facets of dental hygiene and dentistry and prides herself on thinking outside the box when it comes to dental innovation and practice standards; especially when she can apply new ideas to clinical techniques that improve the current standard of care. Emily designed and marketed the Boge513™ scaler, sold by American Eagle Instruments. This instrument won the 2017 Dental Excellence Award: Best New Instrument/Device. Emily also designed the Centennial Scaler, manufactured by Hu-Friedy Instruments. Emily graduated from Hawkeye Community College Dental Assisting (2000) and Dental Hygiene (2003) Programs prior to completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus in Gerontology (2012) and a Master’s in Public Administration (2015) at Upper Iowa University, and values lifelong education. She is a current doctoral student at Franklin University in Columbus, OH studying to receive her EdD in Higher EducationOrganizational Leadership. As a native rural Iowan, Emily is married to a fifth-generation family farmer and machinist, and they live on their crop farm with their two sons. Emily enjoys cooking and baking, target shooting, four wheeling, reading, and shopping.

Find Emily online:

IG: @EmilyBoge

Website: http://www.thinkbigdental.com/

 

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Howdy Peeps!

Welcome back to episode 56! Holy molar look at us go with awesome and fun content. This week Irene is on an infection control binge which funny enough ties into our awesome sponsor Hu-Friedy. Irene chats about how much she loves the new website format at Hu-Friedy.com and specifically the infection control tab that outlines SOOOOO MANY important resources we all should check out. HuFriedyGroup provides a complete circle of protection for practitioners as well as resources for staying up to date on the latest guidelines/regulations from CDC, OSHA, State Boards, and more. 

Today we are joined by Jasmine Capra, dental hygienist and founder of JustFlossIt. She is known for her often hilarious tik tok, her highly informative Instagram, and her now her brand new podcast! We talk at length about the day to day reality of the life of a dental professional and influencer. We have admired Jasmine’s honesty on social media and the way she weaves polished sponsored content into her online personality while never compromising her truest self.

Despite what you've heard, free floss does not pay the bills! Some of the topics covered include negotiating sponsored social media contracts, the real amount of time it takes to be a dental influencer, and visions of a future of a more compassionate and forgiving social media environment.

Pick up the new comfy, cozy, embroidered JustFlossIt crewneck sweater on Jasmine’s website!

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How do you negotiate a paid partnership on Instagram?
  • How much is one Instagram post worth?
  • Do you have any advice for a first time sponsored post?
  • How does a dental hygienist respond to rude patients?
  • Will Irene ever win rock, paper, scissors?

Jasmine Capra in her own words:

“To begin, my father came here from Mexico around the age of 16. After pursuing a career as a dental hygienist, he began to enlighten me of the profession. Seeing the profound effect he had on changing people’s smiles and oral health, I knew I had to be apart of it as well. My father later followed his passion by going back to school and becoming a dentist. To me, I view this as the epitome of the “American Dream,” that I am so proud to be apart of.

As a new grad and entering the field, I have decided to share my journey with you all. I created “Justflossit,” as a way to enlighten people not only in the healthcare field but also everybody who is anybody about oral health.

Justflossit partners with brands both locally and internationally from oral healthcare needs to fashion. I pride myself on only standing by products I truly believe in.”

Find Jasmine online:

IG: @justflossit

Website: https://www.justflossit.com

TikTok: @justflossit

 

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Join The Dental WINEgenist, The Dental Somm and The Dental Wine Guy as they educate Irene on the beautiful world of wines.  From Bordeaux to New Zealand and every beautiful grape in between, we discuss the incredible ways in which wine brings people together. 

Kingly sponsored by our peeps at Dentsply Sirona. 

Visit Irene's Instagram to check out her implant case using the Cavitron SofTip. For more info on the ultrasonic insert designed for use on implants check out this link or ask your distributor. 

https://www.pattersondental.com/Supplies/ProductFamilyDetails/PIF_80272

 

Dr Volinder Dhesi: volinder.dhesi@trecdental.com

Volinder S. Dhesi is a 2003 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. His practices are located in Calgary, Alberta with his scope primarily restorative focused including comprehensive aesthetics and cad/cam dentistry.  He is both a graduate of the Kois Center as well as the Las Vegas Institute.  Currently, he is a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona, as well as teaching faculty on Straumann’s Mini-Residency Program. 

Outside of Dentistry, he spends much of his spare time with his wife of 17 years and their 3 children, He is WSET 3 certified in wine in spirits and shares his passion for both wine and dentistry on his Instagram handle @thedentalwineguy.

Dr. Alexandria Balich: abalich2@gmail.com  Found on IG @the_dental_somm

A general dentist from Chicago and recently moved to Denver. Between Chicago and Denver, I took 18 months off to travel around the world with my now fiancé. Inspired by the many wineries we saw on our trip I decided to start formally studying wine when we got back to the US. I’ve got my WSET level 1, 2. International wine guild advanced level 2 sommelier and starting my level 3 WSET this fall! 

 

 

 

 

 

“I live, eat sleep and breathe ultrasonics”

-Dani Botbyl RDH

 

Dani Botbyl RDH, the ultrasonic coach and fellow Canadian joins us today with Cosmo in one and an ultrasonic insert in the other to answer all of YOUR questions. Dani is an industry expert when it comes to using ultrasonics and HVE with skill and ease in a time when chairside hygiene is paramount. Dani ‘The Ultrasonic Coach’ Botbyl recognizes that a lot of dental professionals are not using their ultrasonics as they should and offers her wisdom to answer YOUR burning questions about airpolishing, cavitroning, and HVE!

 

We geeked out big-time on this one and answered these questions and much more:

  • What’s your favourite ultrasonic tip?
  • Is hand-scaling or ultrasonic the gold standard for periodontists in 2020?
  • What’s needed for safe ultrasonic usage during Covid 19?
  • What is high volume evacuation (HVE) and how can we best use it effectively?
  • Can you damage the gingiva with the air polish?
  • Grape, mint, or citrus mint prophy paste?

 

Happy Ultrasonic-ing!

Dani’s coveted Cosmo recipe:

¼ oz lime juice

½ oz Cointreau/triple sec

1½ oz of Vodka (Only Grey Goose of course)

2½ oz of Cranberry juice

 

Dani’s Bio:

Dani Botbyl is a registered dental hygienist with several decades of experience devoted to clinical practice and education. In 1999 she joined DENTSPLY Canada (now Dentsply Sirona) as a full-time clinical educator and has become a leading authority in ultrasonic instrumentation. She facilitates more than 70 lectures and workshops each year, lending much of her expertise to incorporating ultrasonics into the curricula of dental and dental hygiene programs worldwide. For more than 10 years, Dani taught part-time at Niagara College. She was editor-in-chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada, a former clinical evaluator and quality assurance assessor with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA). The author of several clinically focused articles on ultrasonic instrumentation, Dani maintains a current research interest in standardizing the competence of new dental hygiene graduates in the area of ultrasonics.

 

 

 

Find Dani online:

IG: @dani.ultrasoniccoach

 

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This week, Irene and Katrina “bond” with restorative dentist Dr. Steve Schiffenhaus. Kindly sponsored by our friends at Dentsply Sirona. Katrina and "shiffy" as we call him, have some fun stories to share about their time in Las Vegas last year for DS World 2019. Register soon, the show starts November 13th and Katrina is very excited about one particular person mentioned numerously in this episode. 

He tells us how to get into dental school with a less-than-stellar GPA: you don’t want to miss that!  He also discusses the transition from a prospective medical school student to rocking it in dental school, what it’s like to work for a DSO, temping as a dentist and buying a practice as a new grad. 

We talk about how to treat patients who have experienced supervised neglect, minimally invasive dentistry and all things rubber dams, microscopes and cameras, Oh My!  

Finally, Dr. Schiffenhaus shares how he grew his Instagram following overnight, how to engage users on Instagram, how to deal with trolls and dinosaurs and specifically promoting to organic and inorganic audiences. 

Check out his bio and his social media pages!

 Bio:

Dr. Schiffenhaus received his Doctoral degree at Midwestern College of Dental Medicine, Arizona as well as an MA in Biomedical Sciences. He received his BS in Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology and an MS in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Arizona State University. He returned to his alma mater in 2017 to teach dentistry as adjunct faculty for one year. Dr. Schiffenhaus practices with a Biomimetic philosophy utilizing advanced adhesion and CAD-CAM technology to restore teeth as minimally invasive as possible. In 2020, he completed a Master Level training & mentoring program in Biomimetics from Dr. David Alleman Sr. & Jr. who continues to be close mentors. Dr. Schiffenhaus currently teaches and mentors advanced adhesion, biomimetic, and CAD-CAM online and via hands-on workshops.

Instagram: @drschiffenhausdmd

Website: www.thebaardinstitute.com

 

 

This week we are joined by an accomplished dentist and father of Teen Mom star Chelsea Houska, Dr. Randy ‘PapaRandilicious’ Houska! Stay tuned for his extra special and heart-rending Tooth or Dare at the end of the episode.

Big thanks to our sponsors at Dentsply Sirona for this amazing episode and encouraging Irene to get a ProphyJet, she is absolutely obsessed and can not go without using it on nearly every patient. If you want your perio life to be changed, DM Irene so she can rant a bit about how much love she has for this piece of equipment!

A self-described Farm Boy, Randy Houska never had dreams of being a dentist. Growing up in the small town of Mitchell, South Dakota (home of the world’s only corn palace!), Dr. Houska knew he wanted to leave farm life behind and found his way into dental school at the University of Nebraska.

Randy tells the saga of Chelsea’s pregnancy at 16 and her subsequent journey into filming MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and then “Teen Mom.” emotional growth that came from the show. He talks about the difficulty of being online as an MTV celebrity and swears that, of all social media, Reddit is by far the worst.

Dr. Houska shares information about his work with Implant Pathway and The New Horizon Dental Clinic in Tempe, Arizona where low-income families can receive high-quality healthcare at the lowest possible cost and new dentists can practice dental surgery.

As an MTV star, a father, and a widely experienced dentist, Randy Houska and answers our burning questions:

  • Is Teen Mom scripted?
  • What advice would you give to a teenage mom?
  • As a dentist, how do you approach a patient you suspect might be experiencing abuse at home?
  • Do dads roll into your DM's?
  • Who's your favourite Canadian? 

“You’ve gotta love yourself before you go lookin’ for another man”

-Randy Houska

 

Bio:

Dr. Randy Houska was raised in Mitchell, SD on a small farm and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology at the University of South Dakota. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry in 1989. His post-graduate plans took him to Vermillion, SD, where he has had a private practice since then. After 25 years of private practice, he found a new love of dentistry focusing on implant dentistry. He can be found several times per year at implant focused on continuing education events.

Professional organizations that he is a member of include: American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Houska and his wife, Rita, have six children and several grandchildren. His passion is staying state of the art in dentistry and enjoying family time, boating, golfing, and he spent several years coaching his daughters’ softball teams. Don’t be surprised if you see him enjoying the wind in his face on his Harley Davidson also.

Dr. Houska and his wife are also avid Cornhusker and University of South Dakota Coyote fans and attend their games as much as possible. He is actively involved in the community. He has recently served as a board member on the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company and has been past president of Rotary, United Way of Vermillion, Knights of Columbus, St. Agnes School Board and has been on numerous local committees.

 

 

Find Dr. Randy Houska online:

IG: @PapaRandlicious

Twitter: @PapaRandlicious

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/smyledr/videos

Website: https://www.houskadental.com/

 

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This episode is kindly sponsored by our friends at Dentsply Sirona who know how to celebrate a birthday. Not only did they send Irene some beautiful purple flowers to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month, but they also supplied Irene with Nupro Freedom cordless polishing unit to share as a Birthday Giveaway on her Instagram page. Head over to @toothlife.Irene better yet CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway before the giveaway ends! 

This week we are joined by the eminent Mia Geisinger, DDS, M.S.

Dr. Geisinger dives in deep, sharing with us the roots of her life in dentistry and the work she does today at the cutting edge of the dental industry. Dr. Geisinger is a treasure to the dental community (and somehow finds time to write poetry while working around the clock?!?) and an incredible advocate for female periodontists and women dentists. We are so happy to have her as a guest on this week's Tooth or Dare.

Mia talks us through the early days of calling EVERY periodontist in Manhattan before landing her first job in a periodontist’s office which would eventually lead to her high-level positions in the American Dental Association.

Dr. Geisinger shares a behind the scenes glimpse of how she and the ADA handled the initial wave of Covid 19 and created guidelines for dental offices that follow the CDC guidelines and how those guidelines have changed over time.

Irene shares her thoughts about protecting patients in the office by making thoughtful and informed choices outside of the office.

Mia’s current projects aim to answer a few questions such as: 

  • Are hygienists better than Dentists at wearing PPE and following sanitary guidelines?
  • How do you deliver oral hygiene to patients with dementia?
  • What is the best perio procedure?
  • Is it possible to have a creative life outside of dentistry?

Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in Biology from Duke University, her DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her MS and Certificate in Periodontology and Implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Geisinger is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. She has served as the President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, as the Chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs, and on multiple national and regional organized dentistry. She is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. She currently serves as a member of the American Academy of Periodontology’s Board of Trustees. She has authored over 45 peer-reviewed publications and her research interests include periodontal and systemic disease interaction, implant dentistry in the periodontally compromised dentition, and novel treatment strategies for oral soft and hard tissue regeneration. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics in periodontology and oral healthcare.

 

Find Mia Geisinger online:

IG: @miagdds

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This week, Irene & Katrina chat with the immediate past President of the ADHA, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH and kindly sponsored by our friends at Hu-Friedy. Who are celebrating dental hygienists during National dental hygiene month? #showusyourpurple all month and make sure to tag Hu-Friedy in your purple photos to be featured on their page.

Hu-Friedy is also sharing their new Harmony Scaler, Irene got a Harmony H6/H7 the day after this episode was recorded but she is super excited to try it out. The new handle design is a scientifically proven ergonomic hand scaler that reduces pinch force by up to 65% and pressure applied to the tooth by 37%. Increases patient comfort while reducing clinician fatigue.

 

In this episode, Matt shares his experience in advocacy and project management for community oral health, and how these roles provided opportunities to develop in leadership. Learn how he uses a childhood book to help physicians identify childhood literacy. 

 

We discussed how he evolved from working at his local component to the state level, then supporting at the national level as a delegate before finally deciding to take the plunge and campaign for President.  Join us as he shares the tipping point that brought him to stepping into ADHA Presidency.  We get a behind-the-scenes look at how Matt ran for President of the ADHA and how serving as President-Elect provided Matt with the coaching he needed to rise as President!

 

As President of the ADHA during the greatest global pandemic of our lifetime, Matt shares the importance of mentorship programs, vulnerability, learning from past experiences and accepting feedback.  We discuss leadership styles and professional relationships, as well as what Matt’s vision for dental hygiene will mean for us in this post-COVID era.  Finally, Matt reminds us that his growth mindset comes from a place of being comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Mic drop!

 

Stay tuned for our shout outs to some of our favourite ADHA members!

 

 

Bio:

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH

Associate Director

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Matt received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences/Dental Hygiene from Marquette University in 2002 and his Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University in 2010. Prior to his promotion to Associate Director with Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin in 2011, Matt served as an oral health project manager at the Alliance from 2006-11. Prior to his work at the Alliance, Matt worked as a clinical dental hygienist in private practice for several years in the Milwaukee suburbs.

 

As associate director of the Alliance, Matt directs both the oral health and early childhood literacy programs along with providing operational support to the entire organization. The oral health program at the Alliance includes the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program, Wisconsin Medical-Dental Integration Project and the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile is the state school-based dental sealant program and has grown under his direction to serve more than 80,000 children in 1,050 schools across Wisconsin. Matt has been successful in increasing funding at the Alliance through local, state and federal grants and partnerships. Matt’s advocacy efforts include successfully keeping several major Wisconsin cities fluoridated and leading a coalition of partners to increase settings where dental hygienists can work independently.   

 

Matt is a member of various local, state and national associations, advisory boards, councils and committees. Matt has been involved in creating, protecting and promoting oral health policy across Wisconsin and nationally through his work at the Alliance. Matt served as chair of the Children’s Dental Health Project’s Sealant Workgroup. Matt also served on the most recent expert panel convened by the American Dental Association to review the clinical guidelines for the placement of dental sealants published in 2016.

 

Since 2015 Matt has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. In 2019-20, Matt served as the first male President of ADHA in the association’s nearly 100-year history and currently still on the board as the Immediate Past President. Matt has served in various other board and committee roles at the state and national level for many years. Matt speaks and has been published nationally on a variety of topics including oral health workforce policy, school-based dental sealants, the use of dental sealants in clinical practice, community water fluoridation and the use of other fluoride-containing therapies.

 

Matt was featured in Modern Hygienist Magazine in 2007 in a feature on men making their mark in dental hygiene. Matt was named the Young Hispanic Professional of Greater Milwaukee by the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee and received the Distinguished Alumnus in Dental Hygiene Award from Marquette University in 2009. In 2016, Matt received the Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Distinguished Service to Public Health Award and the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association Carol B. Benson Award for Outstanding Service to Dental Hygiene. In 2017 Matt was selected as one of “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know” by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Magazine.  Matt currently lives in New Berlin, Wisconsin with his wife Laura and son Connor and enjoys camping, travelling and cycling.

 

Twitter: @CrispyRDH

Instagram: @CrispyRDH

 

Today we have a very special guest Ana Bogdanovic, who takes us on a trip down memory lane through the days of bottle service, breast cancer, and bespoke dental laboratory marketing. Ana comes from two extremely talented dental parents, but she wasn’t always convinced that dentistry was her path.

She had a degree in marketing and worked in the service industry (when she first met Irene!) founded a successful up and coming jewelry company, but wasn’t totally sure of where life would take her. At 24, Ana was diagnosed with breast cancer. While breast cancer at such a young age is almost unheard of, Ana tells us she would go through every minute of chemo again because of the person it has helped her become.

Fast forward to today: Ana Bogdanovic has successfully created the Zann Dental Lab brand and image. She has brought her marketing expertise to the dental laboratory world and made her mark in the field, offering personalized and frankly beautiful design to her lab and professional newsletter. She walks us through the steps of making this dental business into a reality and how she navigated the unsure times in her life and career.

Ana dispenses some radical wisdom and answers some important questions, including:

● How do we find our passion for dentistry?

● How can I make my dental brand special?

● Is cancer painful?

● How can we see the humanity in our patients?

● How can we exceed expectations as a dental professional?

Ana drops some serious knowledge about learning to love oneself while pursuing her career aspirations that remain true to who we are.

Follow Ana Bogdanovic online:

Personal IG: mwlbyana

Zann Dental Lab IG: zanndental

Website: http://www.zanndental.com/

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The quadrants of a circle with Corey Jameson-Kuehl of Custom Dental Solutions.

This week, Irene and Katrina chat with Corey Jameson-Kuehl of Custom Dental Solutions kingly sponsored by our friends at Dentsply Sirona. 

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR DS WORLD YET? 

Join Irene and Katrina as they BOTH take the DS World stage. Register asap for November 13th to listen to world-class presentations and join the discussion groups. Head over to DentsplySirona.Com or click the hyperlink to register. 

Corey shares her journey as a dental hygienist who always felt a bit different and wanted to expand outside of clinical hygiene.  We talk about finding your “why”, using personality typing for match-making and emotional intelligence.

We discuss DISC Profiling:

Dominant: fast-paced, solution-oriented

Influence: magnetic, positivity

Steady: team-oriented, listeners

Compliance: analytical, fact-based

We talk about conflict resolution, understanding the various dimensions of how to control your own emotions as well as how to use DISC to communicate with patients.

Corey gives us the secret sauce on how to address conflict both professionally and personally as well as how to establish a well-rounded team. We learn about how to ensure Irene and her husband are both living their best life and … well… how to help Katrina in her sad dating life.

Finally, check out our tooth/dare for this week… to our listeners at home: would YOU accept this?

Biography:

Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS has been involved in the business of dentistry for over 20 years.  She is an experienced dental business owner with background experiences as a private practice clinician, practice development administrator and previous dental staffing company founder and owner.

Corinne’s professional interests include writing articles and presenting continuing education to dental audiences across the nation.  She is the regional coordinator for the  Oral Cancer Foundation and was the 2016 recipient of the Sunstar Butler Award of Distinction.  Her professional memberships include: ADA, ADHA, Seattle Study Club, AADOM, AADH.  Along with Dental and Business education, Corinne holds numerous Human Resources certifications including DISC, Driving Forces and Emotional Intelligence to better ensure employment success!

Corinne and her team at Custom Dental Solutions provide “hands-on” practical business development and proven solutions to owners of small businesses focusing mainly on private practice dental offices.  It brings her great reward to see her clients navigate changes successfully in their personal and professional lives.

 

Email: Corey@CustomDentalSolutions.com

 

Custom Dental Solutions website: https://www.customdentalsolutions.com/

Custom Dental Solutions Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/customdentalsolutions/  

Custom Dental Solutions LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/27103496/admin/

Custom Dental Solutions Instagram https://www.instagram.com/customdentalsolutions/

 

They are salty, packed with nutrition… and they are delicious!  Why are we talking about Peanuts?  Check out this week’s episode in which Irene & Katrina chat with Pediatric guru Dr. Jeanette MacLean Kindly Sponsored by our peeps at Dentsply Sirona! 

DID you know DS World 2020 has gone virtual? With this epic lineup of speakers, you don't want to miss out on the chance to see all your fav peeps in one place. 

Register to hear Irene AND Katrina speak among a ton of other amazing speakers this coming November.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO REGISTRATION!

We talk all things Jazzercise (yes, you read that right), “designer snacks” and challenges with integrating fluoride into a pediatric office. 

Dr. MacLean talks about her service trips out of the country, the joys of seeing her patients grow up, watching “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” while working and bringing in the comedy to dentistry. 

We discuss the indications for referral to a pediatric dentist, ways to improve the pediatric patient experience, looking at unique “parenting” styles and how to chat with an anti-fluoridationists.

She throws down on minimally invasive dental procedures: diet & hygiene counselling, motivational interviewing and reducing trauma during the dental appointment.  She shares what’s trending right now in pediatric dentistry, specifically SDF and Glass Ionomer. 

If you haven’t read an article she’s written or heard her speak before, you’re missing out!  Check out Dr. Jeanette MacLean:  Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and mother of two.  She received her dental degree, with honours, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine.  Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic.  Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities non-invasively with silver diamine fluoride.

 Thanks to SDF and GIC she no longer even offers in-office IV sedation!! :-). Learn more:

https://www.dentaltown.com/magazine/articles/5483/pediatric-dentistry-parents-and-spoiled-kids

 

https://www.dentaltown.com/magazine/article/5630/parents-in-the-operatory-friend-or-foe

 

email: info@kidsteethanbraces.com

website: http://www.kidsteethandbraces.com

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaclean/

office instagram: https://www.instagram.com/affiliatedchildrens/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidsteethandbraces

 

This episode of the tooth or dare podcast is brought to you by our awesome peeps @ Dentsply Sirona! Shouts to DS and their amazing collaborations with podcasts and educational events like THE ULTIMATE PERIO SYMPOSIUM.  Register for this amazing program.   Check out the 9 hour CE our friend Katrina is delivering alongside Joy Raskie. These ladies will be unpacking a ton of info on how to implement advanced periodontal therapies in your everyday general practices. 

This episode the ladies of the TOD podcast interview Edgar the OG gangster @guygienist. Edgar is so cool, fun, smart and has devoted his entire career to educating dental assistants in the navy. Edgar is newly retired and shares what it takes to be an educator in such a unique dental hygiene scope of practice. 

Edgar shared a twist to his career with the TOD ladies. 

Tune in to hear his story and be sure to give him a like and follow on Instagram. If you're interested in learning more about his career path Edgar is always a DM away. 

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This episode was recorded LIVE at Greater NY in 2020 at the RDH Magazine Booth and due to our host being delayed we had an amazing co-host Amber Auger 
https://www.amberauger.com/ @amberaugerrdh step in. Her second time on the podcast!

This Episode is generously sponsored my our friends at Dentsply Sirona who are going strong with re-releasing webinars.
Recently Irene has been on an implant maintnance kick and watched an awesome webinar by Dr. Timothy Donley.
Cluck on the link below to learn more about implant maintnance and peri-implantitis
-------> Click here for Dr. Donley dropping knowledge <--------- The ladies talk fitness with Hadeer Scolaro, @fitlittlehygienist, a dental hygenist from New Jersey who helps promote health and wellness amongst the dental community. She emphasizes consistency at the gym, the power of breakfast, and gives a run down of her diet.

Irene uses Onelifemeals.com for her nutritional meal prepping.

All three of us use the Myfitnesspal app.

Amber goes through the basics of Orange Theory workouts which Irene has since started but sadly Covid has crushed her spirits.

The power of eating and moving to help the longevity of this field of work.

Irene shares a secret about how to determine the amount of sugar in a bottle of wine, fun fact that has become super useful to many people in her lectures.

We finish off by asking Hadeer some rapid fire questions and a classic game of Tooth or Dare Followed by a very amazing Dare that was seen my hundreds of people on the show floor.

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