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Michael DiTolla

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The Unspoken Truths of Dentistry with Michael DiTolla

T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

Michael DiTolla is the Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Communications at AEGIS Dental Network. He is also a sought-after speaker and routinely conducts seminars to help dentists learn new techniques and ways of providing services. He has presented on stages at  various dental organizations such as the American Dental Association, Yankee Dental Meeting, Alaska Dental Association, and New York County Dental Society. Due to the pandemic of 2020, Michael has since shifted to conducting webinars. However, despite the relatively new approach, he still finds ways to make his presentations as educational and entertaining as ever. Today, Michael joins me to share what dentists are like when we’re not wearing our coats and treating patients. He describes how his speaking career has shifted since the pandemic began and how he’s adjusted to virtual seminars. He discusses how technology should be embraced as a means of getting to a higher level of dentistry. He shares how speaking has changed his perspective of the industry and what motivated him to become a public speaker. Michael also explains how many people in our profession struggle to cope with mental health problems and describes why he’s not opposed to using psychedelics as a mental health treatment. "The fastest way to become a better clinical dentist is to get involved with digital technology." - Michael DiTolla This week on T-Bone Speaks Dentistry Podcast: How virtual meetings made it difficult for Michael to work.The big difference between webinars and actual live audience seminars.Why Michael is going back to traditional dentistry after getting out of it.The fastest way to become a better clinical dentist.How digital technology can help boost your dental skills.The funny story of when I went to Orlando and was recognized despite wearing a mask.Michael's experience with speaking at dentistry seminars.The benefits of speaking with companies from a business owner viewpoint.Why specialists are some of the highest paid in the industry.How you can be truthful without being insensitive as a speaker.Why many immigrants succeed in the US and our thoughts on discrimination.How Michael uses different YouTube videos to create interesting dentistry content.The unspoken side of dentistry and its vulnerable aspects.Michael's thoughts on using psychedelics to treat mental problems. Our Favorite Quotes: "A good relationship is when there is mutual benefit." - Tarun Agarwal"You don't want to develop a reputation of being insensitive, but you also want to be true to who you are." - Tarun Agarwal“Nobody wants to hear stories of us being heroes. They want to hear about the time we fell down and got back up." - Michael DiTolla Connect with Michael DiTolla: Michael DiTolla official websiteTwitterLinkedIn Subscribe, Connect & Share Your Favorite Episodes: Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks Dentistry. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review. For more great content and helpful tips to grow your dental practice, visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, subscribe on

1hr 28mins

26 Apr 2021

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DENTISTRY: From Average to Amazing with Dr. Michael DiTolla

Bulletproof Dental Practice

Text ‘bulletproof’ to 345345 to stay in the know about all things Bulletproof, and buy the book HERE! Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 107 Host: Dr. Craig Spodak Guest: Dr. Michael DiTolla Key Takeaways: Introduction Interviewing Richard Branson Virgin Airlines Events & Speaking Being ‘The Average Dentist’ Dental School Glidewell Laboratory Remake rates Helping dentists improve Teaching preparation Low clinical confidence Dr. DiTolla’s experience in private practices Live Dental Seminars Clinical video  Mobile seminars  Root canals  Root Cause - Movie  Invisalign Dental impressions Dr DiTolla's future plans  References: Glidewell Laboratory Reverse Preparation Tweetable: It’s not about you, it’s about your patient. A crown & bridge impression is merely a reflection of the dentist's integrity, nothing more, nothing less - Dr Bill Strupp

1hr 27mins

21 Mar 2019

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Episode 21 – What If You Don’t Have Talent with Dr. Michael DiTolla

Everyday Practices Podcast

“If you’re born with talent you’ll rarely make a great teacher or leader because you’ll be frustrated that people aren’t getting it,” says today’s guest Dr. Michael Di Tolla. In private practice for 15 years before joining Glidewell Labs as their Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Di Tolla has an intimate knowledge of American dentists and their crown and bridge habits. In 2011 was voted the "Most Effective Dentist Educator" in a nationwide survey of dentists, and he currently works with AEGIS Dental Network as their VP of Clinical Affairs and Communication. In today’s episode, Vicki, Chad, and Dr. Di Tolla discuss: The secret all good leaders and great lecturers know The one piece of advice Dr. Di Tolla gives to cosmetic dentists (and his thoughts of at-home orthodontics) Getting dumped because of palatal tori


27 Feb 2019

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Reflections On The Sirona World Conference - Dr. Michael DiTolla

T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

Dr. Michael DiTolla is the director of clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona. In this episode, Dr. DiTolla talks with T-Bone about the Sirona World conference. Listen to find out the benefits of attending the meeting and how you can become a speaker for Sirona World, as well as getting valuable information about products and materials and how they are being used. Community, training, and connection are the focus of Sirona World conference The Dentsply Sirona world conference is more about community, training, and connection than it is about product promotion. The connections that dentists make and the interactions they have with one another are one of the most valuable aspects of the meeting, in addition to the excellent training. In this episode, Dr. Michael DiTolla talks about how the community is what makes Dentsply Sirona great. How does one become a speaker for Sirona World? Do you have a message to share? Would you like to become a speaker for the--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message


17 Apr 2017

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Episode #7: Obtaining the Best Crown and Bridge Results with Dr. Michael DiTolla

The Best Practices Show

One of the greatest dental speakers of all time, and definitely one of the most entertaining speakers on dentistry is here today. Dr. Michael DiTolla is a dentist who practices within the largest lab in the U.S. He gets a first hand look at thousands of doctor’s preps and impressions which gives him intimate knowledge of common habits that get the best restorative results. Dr. Michael DiTolla is the Director of Clinical Affairs at Dentsply Sirona and prior to that the Director of Clinical Research and Education at Glidewell Laboratories. He is a speaker and lecturer who shares techniques to provide exceptional results for average dentists. He is also a host of the AcciDental Geniuses Podcast, and a very funny guy. Today, he shares tips for old and new dentists along with a lot of wit and wisdom. You can find Dr. Michael DiTolla here: Dr. Michael DiTolla Dr. Michael DiTolla LinkedIn Dr. Michael DiTolla Facebook @mcditolla on Twitter AcciDental Geniuses Podcast Dentsply Sirona

1hr 10mins

30 Mar 2017

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Dr Michael DiTolla and the Future of Dentistry

Fortune Management Practice Mastery Podcast

Hear Dr Michael DiTolla discuss SIROWROLD 2016 and DentsplySironaWorld 2017 as well as the changes in Digital Dentistry. Always fun and entertaining, Dr DiTolla also gives us some very practical advice for any practice encouraging more digital into their practice.

1hr 1min

23 Jan 2017

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404 Round Three with Michael DiTolla : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

As a dentist who practices within the largest lab in the US, Dr. DiTolla has access to tens of thousands of doctor’s preps and impressions on a monthly basis. As a result, he has an intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists getting the best restorative results. As a self-proclaimed “average dentist”, he has developed techniques that provide exceptional restorative results with a very average set of hands. His mission is to share these techniques with dentists to help them improve their preps, impressions, and restorations. When dentists perform better restorative dentistry they are happier, more profitable, and most importantly, the patient receives excellent restorative dentistry.   Dr. DiTolla graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1988. He was awarded his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995.  He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is also a clinical evaluator for CRA. From 2001 – 2006, he was an Instructor for PAC-Live’s Live Patient Hands-on Veneer Course. He is the director of clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona and is well known as one of dentistry’s most entertaining and regaling speakers. With more than 20 years of experience, DiTolla has extensive experience with multiple CAD/CAM systems and technologies.   Referred to as one of dentistry’s most entertaining speakers, Dr. DiTolla’s blend of humor and entertainment keeps attendees awake and helps a day of education become much more pleasant. He uses live clinical video in his presentations to reinforce the learning and increase retention of the techniques.   www.DrDiTolla.com

1hr 5mins

26 May 2016

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Dr. Michael DiTolla: Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors

Relentless Dentist

Dr. Michael DiTolla grew up wondering why his family was the only one spending a month each year in Hawaii.  His father was a dentist.  He decided that he would emulate him so that he could achieve the same results.  Admittedly, dentistry didn't come easy for Dr. DiTolla.  Through passion and persistence, he became the director of clinical research and education for America's largest dental lab.  Very recently, he accepted a position as the director of clinical affairs with Sirona.  He continues to stay on the forefront of digital dentistry . . . as well as arguably being the most entertaining dentist on the planet.  Connect with Mike at http://www.drditolla.com/ and check out his podcast AcciDental Geniuses: http://accidentalgeniusespod.com/


27 Nov 2015

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Confessions of an Average Dentist with Dr. Michael Ditolla (part I)

The Thriving Dentist Show

[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS043.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:41 One of the best elements of the Thriving Dentist Show is the friendships that Gary has with some of the most amazing people in the dental profession. Gary has developed these …


17 Oct 2012

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Incorporating Dental Sleep Medicine Into Your Practice: Dr. Michael DiTolla Interviews Dr. Todd Morgan

GlidewellDental.com - Clinical and Product Presentations from Glidewell Laboratories

Tune in to hear how Dr. Morgan got involved in this area of dentistry, the best way to incorporate this type of treatment into your practice, and why it can be a lifesaver for dentists who physically can’t or don’t want to do restorative dentistry anymore.

1hr 4mins

22 Sep 2011