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Dr. Russell Schafer is a rare breed. You see, he likes dentures. So I knew I had to have him on! We talk about dentures, learning dentures, digital dentures, the Voices of Dentistry and all kinds of other stuff! Some of the topics we covered:
  • The Voices of Dentistry website is up and registration for dentistry's favorite meeting is open! Go check out the lineup and book your room!
  • Russell practices differently than most folks! He caters to the patients that no one else wants to see. "Market toward disease!"
    • Most dental CE points dentists to a place where they compete for some very specific patients
  • Russell on Medicaid...whole case dentistry a la Comfort Dental style
  • Why does Russell like dentures?
    • It took working with a good lab tech
    • Ryan McCall as an influence
  • Saving teeth vs. treating more teeth
    • Help patients feel like they "aren't throwing money away"
  • Restoring the Edentulous Arch from Spear changed Al's outlook on's cosmetic dentistry
  • Immediate dentures done right
  • Digital dentures a la Russell
  • Blue Sky Bio denture software
  • Free dentures are the key to immediate dentures
    • Russell's "free denture"
    • Tim Lane Cynosure Dental Lab
  • The traditional lab fee on dentures makes doing it over/making changes prohibitively expensive
  • Russell's learning curve in digital dentistry
  • Don't make the patient's problem your problem
  • Analogies for dentures...getting expectations low
  • "Wax try in" is digital for Russell...really quick turnaround
  • Russell's course is called "Dentures: Fit, Bite and Smile
    • coming up in New Orleans, LA on November 12-13!
    • sign up for Russell's course at verydentalpodcast/denturece
    • Focus on immediates: faster, more efficient and lower cost
  • Dentures are a really good place to understand smiles. A gateway to cosmetic dentistry
  • Can you become the "go to" person for dentures?
  • Conventional first, then digital!
  • Will denture labs go digital like crown and bridge has? Russell thinks no.
  • The Very Dental Facebook group (password: Timmerman)
  • Russell and the Totally Oral podcast
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    • Dentures get a bad reputation in dentistry. Quite a few dentists even brag about how long it has been since they have done a denture. Dr. Russell Schafer wants to reverse this trend. So if you want to learn to hate dentures less, you need to take Russell's course on November 12-13th 2021 in New Orleans! Learn techniques to streamline your denture workflow and help you deliver a more predictable product for your patients! You'll even learn how you can incorporate digital dentures in your practice! Find out more information on this thorough and cost effective class at
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Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT