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Dr. Paul Springs is a prosthodontist who practices in Queens, NYC. The last time we heard from Paul, he was swabbing patients for COVID tests in 2020 to finish out his prosthodontics residency. 

As it turns out, there is quite a bit more to Paul than wearing massive PPE and swabbing peoples' brains. Paul is a self-proclaimed "smashodontist." His prosthodontic practice focuses on people who have been in car accidents and workplace accidents. It turns out that his practice has figured out a way to help these people which entails a combination of prosthodontic acumen and a deep understanding of paperwork. Paul and Al have a wide ranging conversation about COVID aftermath, scientific skepticism, how we know what we know and most importantly...smashodontics! 

  • Will dental schools bounce back from COVID?
  • Going back to specialize after 5 years of general practice and "being in over your head."
  • Introspection and self awareness
  • Instagram expertise and the reality distortion field
  • Understanding the literature and the literature's weaknesses. Is dentistry "science based?"
  • Our own prejudices may be more important than the "science" when it comes to what/how we treat stuff. See a recent Alan Mead Experience on "Confirmation Bias."
  • Paul on "smashodontics"

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