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Do you Routinely use Routines? with Dr. Alan Mead (CHP 92)

The Very Dental Podcast

We open up the podcast with a fitting tribute to DMX (maybe only marginally fitting). As an aside Zach would also like to use this space since we won't talk about it on the podcast to also give a tribute to the passing of Shock G from Digital Underground, as the Sex Packets album was his first "Parental Advisory" cassette as a youth. After a cringe-worthy DMX vs. Shakespeare discussion we immediately get into our clinical topic: Routines How do you settle on the way you do a procedure?   I suspect 10 different dentists would do the same procedure 10 different ways... why?  And how do you decide on what you do? Well that's what we talk about. Crowns, operative..and much much more. 3 dentists, 3 completely different systems. Fully digital, semi-digital, analog. There's room for everyone. Thanks for listening and we'll see you next week.


27 Apr 2021

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Virtual VoD #9: The Alan Mead Experience

The Very Dental Podcast

Co-host of the Dental Hacks podcast Dr. Alan Mead does another podcast that we hope you'll enjoy! The return of The Alan Mead Experience features Al talking about his first weekend as a clean and sober recovering person 19 years ago today!


15 Jan 2021

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027: Getting Creative AF with Dr. Alan Mead

Dental Outliers

In this episode we talk about: Dealing with perfectionism and procrastinationHow to push through uncertainty and move through resistanceOvercoming stagefright How to be creative and actually ship your projects Our experiences with addictionHow to turn potentially destructive tendencies into advantagesBuilding resiliency through creative outlets The difference between truth and belief Dr.Alan Mead Links Website: dentalhacks.comDental Hacks Facebook GroupOffice Website: meadfamilydental.com Dr.Stephanie Zeller Links Flow More Daily by Rewiring your Mind + Body Online Course {Code: DentalOutliers for 10% off} | 8-week online program designed to help you find more flow daily.Coaching + Workshop Website Dr. Stephanie Zeller Media Recommendation Links Ted Talk: Flow – The Secret To HappinessSeth Godin’s AltMBASeth Godin’s Podcast

1hr 38mins

29 Sep 2020

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Alan Mead: Hit by a Truck

Dental Friends with Benefits

Dental Friends with Benefits is a fun show where Doctors George Hariri and Ashley Joves have REAL conversations about things going on in their lives. They get vulnerable and honest and they do not hold back--including their language (you've been warned)! They both have a lot going on outside of their successful practices. George is the CEO of Shared Practices, also a co-host on the Shared Practices Podcast. Ashley runs a podcast and Facebook Group called "The Make of a Dental Startup"

1hr 9mins

16 Aug 2020

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Episode 40: Getting sober with Dr. Alan Mead

Tooth or Dare Podcast

This is a very special episode.  Dr. Alan mean is an open book with us about his drug and alcohol use as a practicing dentist, he shares where it started, how it progressed and the details about getting and staying sober.  This episode is not your classic Irene/Katrina episode slightly off-brand but a necessary topic we probably can all relate to in some way shape or form.  To reach out to Dr. Alan Mead: Email: alan@meadfamilydental.com  Facebook: Dental Hacks Nation Instagram: @Dentalhack_al Much thanks to our buddy Alan for sharing his personal info with us. He is always there for a good chat so feel free to slide into his DM's. He is one of the best humans we know.  If you want to meet the man in real life, check out Voices of Dentistry and come by to attend the awesome conference. 

1hr 44mins

11 May 2020

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125: LIVE with Alan Mead at VOD 2020

The 8E8 Show

At Voices of Dentistry 2020 we take an inside look at some of the key content creators in dentistry. On episode 125 Alan Mead from the Dental Hacks Podcast shares how Voices of Dentistry was started, and how to leverage goats (yes real goats) on social media. The Dental Hacks Podcast -  https://dentalhacks.com/ Dental Hacks Nation -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1809087592696411/ The 8E8 (pronounced “88”) Show is a regular dental podcast answering marketing’s most important questions. The show is hosted by Joshua Scott. Learn more about his approach to marketing at http://joshuascott.com. Reviews - Do Me A Favor and Leave a Review on iTunes: http://bit.ly/8E8SHOWreviews Music -  KoKo (@djkokomusic) & Bayati ft. Haliene - Never Say Goodbye https://soundcloud.com/officialkokomusic/koko-bayati-ft-haliene-never-say-goodbye iTunes Link - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-8e8-dental-marketing-show/id991056407?mt=2 Stitcher Link - http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=65328&refid=stpr Video Version -  https://www.joshuascott.com/videos/alanmead-vod2020


10 Mar 2020

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100.4 The True Meaning of Mentorship with Dr. Alan Mead!

The Life and Dentistry Podcast

We have officially made it to 100 episodes! It is hard to believe. We have had an awesome journey and have made some incredible friends along the way. We are going to break the 100th episode into a few different segments. Each segment we are interviewing one of our mentors that played a key role in elevating the Life and Dentistry Podcast to where it is. On our final segment of the 100th episode series, we talk with Dr. Alan Mead! We get deep into how influence and mentorship are so instrumental in a persons growth. You never know who you are influencing, so always remember to put your best foot forward each and every day! Click HERE to check out registration for the Hinman Dental Meeting and be sure to come and hang out with us at the podcast lounge! Resources for Life and Dentistry: www.lifeanddentistry.com Click HERE to leave us a review on iTunes Facebook Instagram If you have any questions you can send us an email to lifeanddentistry@gmail.com  We want to say thanks to each and everyone of you for listening and supporting the show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!  Enjoy!


15 Feb 2020

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FFS on the Daily with Dr. Alan Mead

The Fee for Service Dentist Podcast

In today’s interview, you will hear Dr. Alan Mead from the Dental Hacks podcast interview Dr. Drew Byrnes on his experience of building a FFS practice and what he may have done differently.  Episode resources: Dental Membership Direct www.dentalmembershipdirect.com Dental Financing Direct www.dentalfinancingdirect.com Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps www.membershipmastercourse.com Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here: https://goo.gl/forms/7TaUF9Nqi49l1RFF2 Become a supporter on Pateron: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22393667


17 Nov 2019

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Dr. Alan Mead talks glamping, being a plain jane dentist and the skinny on his favorite slang for the dental burs he uses.

Dental Slang With Dr. Christopher Phelps And Dr. Jodi Danna

It might be a little early, but I’m calling it - today’s guest is our favorite by far!  Dr. Alan Mead is a podcasting guru and one of the inspirations behind the production of the Dental Slang podcast. Alan has been listening to podcasts since the early 2000s, downloading them to his mp3 player (if anyone remembers those anymore). He’s always been fascinated about people coming together remotely to talk about the things they’re passionate about, and today he’s hosting two podcasts of his own.  But his podcasting knowledge isn’t the only reason we invited him onto Dental Slang today. Alan is talking mostly today about the slang he uses when referring to his dental tools. In fact, we all use slang for our tools. Most dental tools have terrifying names, with words like “blade” in them. No patient wants to hear words like that while they’re sitting in your chair! For that reason, we all come up with our own unique, sometimes completely nonsensical, words and phrases to describe the tools we use.  Dr. Alan is being completely honest when he says he’s never called a dental tool by it’s real name. In fact, many of us can claim the same. This can cause a lot of problems when we start using the same slang for different tools. For Alan, he’ll call too many of his burs “footballs”, downright confusing his team so they end up bringing him all of the football-shaped burs rather than risk bringing the wrong one by accident.  Regardless of these funny little stories, Jodi brings up an excellent point in today’s episode. The slang we use, while sometimes silly, really works at humanizing what it means to be a dentist and sit in a dentist’s chair. Think about it - a lot of our patients are anxious about their dental appointments. It’s a pretty scary, sometimes uncomfortable, place to be. Being able to use slang and other analogies to explain what we’re doing can help patients feel at ease, and can even help them understand the most confusing aspect of dental practice - dental insurance.  On today’s episode, the three of us are sharing the different analogies we use with our patients. There’s slang we use to describe our tools, and there’s stories we tell to help patients understand the procedures we’re performing on their mouths. More than that, we use analogies every day to help patients understand the billing process and insurance claims. Anyone practicing in the dental industry today knows the woes of the in-network vs. the out-of-network patient. And sometimes it’s better not to talk about insurance at all. But we can’t avoid that conversation forever. Especially when many of us, like Jodi, are fee-for-service offices. This can often change the dynamic if your patient relationships, and she shares her unique analogies for helping patients understand the charges they’re seeing.  Alan and Jodi share their experiences with different insurance slang, and we’re eager to hear your feedback and what slang you’re using to help patients understand your practice. We know that these conversations can be hard to have, and it can help to have a few slang terms and stories to reference when trying to explain something as complicated as dental insurance. So tune in now to hear what dentists like Dr. Alan Mead are telling their patients.  In This Episode You Will Learn: What “glamping” really means 1:43 How Alan’s mentorship shaped the production of the Dental Slang Podcast 9:34  All of the jokes you’ve ever heard in a dental office 12:48 Our favorite slang and analogies to use with patients 25:27 The slang we use to help patients understand dental insurance 34:46 Our favorite analogies to use on patients who don’t floss 45:19 Some Questions We Discuss: What does Alan mean when he calls himself a “plain jane” dentist? 4:15 How did Alan create a social life online? 6:35 Why did Alan want to start a second podcast? 8:40 Which slang does Alan use in his dental office? 11:20 Where does the ridiculous slang for dental tools come from? 17:30 Which phrase from Jodi’s slang repertoire is Alan going to steal? 32:11 Resources: Visit our website: www.DentalSlang.com Connect with us on Facebook: Dental Slang Check out Alan’s podcasts: Dental Hacks Podcast and The Alan Mead Dental Experience Get in touch with Dr. Alan Mead at the Dental Hacks Nation Facebook Give it a listen: The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Podcast


14 Sep 2019

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Dental Entrepreneurship, with Dr. Alan Mead

The Progressive Dentist

Alan Mead is a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He’s been a practice owner in Saginaw, MI since 1998. An avid podcast listener and blogger since 2008, he often wondered “why couldn’t I do this?” After meeting Jason at a Cosmedent course in 2013, Alan finally pestered Jason into starting the Dental Hacks podcast in June of 2014. Alan lives on a horse farm west of Midland, Michigan with his wife Deb and his two sons, Sean and Jacob. They take care of a rotating menagerie of horses, barn cats, a dog named Gracie and a miniature donkey named Floyd. What You Will Learn: Dr. Alan Mead’s journey into entrepreneurship How Mead found a passion for podcasting and created his own show Dental Hacks Academy and what they do Buying a practice vs. startup The biggest financial challenges Mead faces as a dental entrepreneur Mead’s best practices and time-saving tips Developing your company culture and bringing the clients on board with new processes How to contact Anissa Holmes Website: www.dentalhacks.com Twitter: @dentalhacks


11 Sep 2019