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Teresa Duncan explores the dental business from behind-the-scenes of the industry to tackling management and business issues in the office. Frequent co-host Kevin Henry throws in his viewpoint. We don't want you to ever be in positions where you find yourself saying "Nobody Told Me That!"

May 29, 2019

2:10 Dental implants longevity, what we know now vs what we knew then.  Shout out to the Dental Hacks and their guest Dr. Frank Spear for the knowledge. Catch that ep here: Dental Hacks episode

 

16:30 Side conversation: If you’re wearing a tail are you in Portland? And if so, we tell you why you should travel with a lint roller.

19:00 Keep Portland Weird. Don’t ask, just do it.

21:05 Let’s talk breasts now. Breast implants and dentistry, specifically. Did you know there is a pre-medication recommendation now? Kevin really tuned in here.

28:00 area - Have you looked at your medical history forms lately? Here’s what you may need to change.

31:30 CBD and your patients. You can’t assume it’s only stoners. CBD appeals to all classes/genders etc. Teresa’s rule in life applies here: Don’t be a test case.

33 Marijuana is more acceptable now and legal in several states. Let’s treat it appropriately on our health history form.

43 Teresa spoke at Gillette Stadium recently. Yes, home of the Patriots! Check out her instagram highlights.

47 Miscellaneous: Talking to your Lyft/Uber driver - yay or nay? Also, Kevin discussed dental team members with a side hustle. Does it affect their performance? Maybe, maybe not. Link to his podcast with that discussion is below.

Thanks for listening!

 

Resources from the show:

CDA's paper on Consumption of Cannabis and Effects on Periodontal Oral Health

PDF: https://www.cda.org/Portals/0/journal/journal_092017.pdf

ADA's page on cannabis: https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/cannabis

Pre-medication information for breast implants: https://www.perioimplantadvisory.com/clinical-tips/article/16412203/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-patients-with-breast-implants-prior-to-dental-procedures

ADA's page on premedication: https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/antibiotic-prophylaxis

Kevin’s podcast on dental assistants with a side hustle: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-64-dental-assistants-side-hustle-walking-fine/id1338558591?i=1000437630572