The Very Dental Podcast Network

Jason and Alan had the chance to interview a bunch of superstars at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in NYC! 3M let us use their amazing booth to speak with some really interesting folks including Dr. John Weston and Dr. Artie Volker!

John is a frequent speaker on cosmetic and restorative dentistry and the Hacks talked with him about the ins and outs of seating indirect restorations!

  • The only cement in John's office: Unicem 2
  • Treating do you clean (Zirconia Oxide...Ivoclean, Zirclean)
  • Unicem 2 cementation technique (one second, tack cure)
  • Multiple unit cementation (light cure)
  • QwikStrip
  • Do you really even need Ivoclean? Could alcohol or hypochlorite work? (3M says yes!)
  • Try on protocols
  • High Translucency zirconia vs. lithium disilicate
  • Anesthesia for crown cementation (almost never!)
    • gluma for the unanesthetized  patient

Artie Volker has been on the show a bunch of times and the native New Yorker doesn't disappoint! Jason and Alan discussed composites and the Bioclear method with him, with the one and only Dr. David Clark jumping in a couple times to steal the show! (he just couldn't resist!)

  • Artie took a train to see us at the GNYDM!
  • The scourge of "black triangles!"
  • Using Bioclear to finish orthodontics/Invisalign
  • The Bioclear road show
  • Patient centered vs. dentist centered care and "Show me the x-ray!"

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Direct download: DHP_ep_270_mixdown_01.mp3
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