So everyone takes time off between Christmas and New Year's Day, right? All that eating and college football means there's not enough time for a new podcast, right?

Nope. We're on it. Boom.

Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan to talk about dental insurance, health insurance and having some empathy for the dental patient that wants to use their benefits. Then they dig into the idea of doing an "interview" with a new patient during their first exams and building up "emotional capital" (Shawn's fancy word).

They also talk about the sponsors of the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit. These companies have decided to back the most innovative meeting os 2017 in spectacular fashion!

Cosmedent

Productive Dentist Academy

Bioclear

Divergent Dental

CallTrackerROI

Osteoready Implants

Advanced Prosthetics Institute

Monday Morning Dentistry

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group just went over 900 members! Can we hit 1000 before the New Year? Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember…if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at info@dentalhacks.com.

You MUST buy your ticket to The Voices of Dentistry dental podcasting summit! This event is going to be great CE, great fun and something completely new! Come join us in Nashville, TN on January 27-28 at the Inn in Opryland (FYI…not the Opryland Hotel. How else could we keep it so insanely affordable!) Use the code "JLips" to get your very best price!

Cosmedent recently introduced a composite placement instrument like nothing you've ever seen. It's called the CASI (pronounced like the name "Cassie") and it is 100% Dental Hacks approved. Both Jason and Alan have found that it's becoming an integral part of their anterior composite workflow. It has curves in all the right places and allows you to build beautiful anatomy in layered composites quickly and easily. If you make it to the Voices of Dentistry meeting you'll have a chance to see it up close and personal!

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