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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Be who you needed when you were younger”? That’s what we’re doing here (not that we’re old or anything). Helpful insight, honest guidance, and witty banter about the dentist’s journey comes in handy. Whether you’re in dental school, recently graduated, hunting for an associateship, or thinking about starting your own practice – pull up a seat. This one’s for you. The Life & Dentistry Podcast was created to serve as a round table for dental professionals to come together, share laughs, and lift one another up. We go beyond being an educational resource and aim to also provide a valuable community where we can all learn from each other and find that balance between life and work that made us all choose dentistry in the first place!

Our Team

We're not just podcast hosts. We are best friends, too! We think that what makes us special is that we have a genuinely good time with each other. Our close bond shines through on the podcast, and we hope you'll come to know us and feel right at home in our community.

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The Latest Pods

Whether you’re a long-time, avid listener or a new face around here, there’s no time like the present to dive right in!

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Life

March 29, 2021

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Ep. 127: It's the Journey, Folks

In this episode, we talked about Friend's newborn baby, Scotty's practice, acquisition and financing strategies, 2021 first quarter's biggest wins, and a deep and honest conversation about what's really important in life and dentistry.

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Business

January 11, 2021

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Ep. 121: Dental Marketing with Wonderist

Today we talked with Michael Anderson and Laura Maly from Wonderist about the foundation, growth and evolution of their dental marketing business.

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Life

December 21, 2020

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Ep. 118: Dentistry with Kentucky Boys and Randy

Today we speak with Randy Houska, Cole Hackett, and Joe Blalock about owning an alpaca, teen mom, corvettes, and of course, a little about dentistry ;)

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Clinical

December 7, 2020

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Ep. 116: Digital Dentistry with August de Oliveira, DDS

In this episode we speak with August de Oliveira DDS. Dr. de Oliveira is an innovator in high-tech dentistry. We talked about digital dentistry, guided surgery, 3-D printing, the pros and cons of making new purchases, and looking at the bottom line of different equipment.

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Clinical

December 7, 2020

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Ep. 116: Digital Dentistry with August de Oliveira, DDS

In this episode we speak with August de Oliveira DDS. Dr. de Oliveira is an innovator in high-tech dentistry. We talked about digital dentistry, guided surgery, 3-D printing, the pros and cons of making new purchases, and looking at the bottom line of different equipment.

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Clinical

September 7, 2020

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Ep. 114: Exploring Sleep Apnea with Lisa Moler and Erin Elliot

In this episode we spoke with Lisa Moler about Erin Elliot about the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, the stigma behind sleep apnea, how to diagnose and treat, the difference between in lab and at home sleep tests, and how it all ties into dentistry.

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Clinical

July 21, 2020

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Ep. 107: Endodontics best practices with Dr. Aaron Nicholas

In this episode we talked with Dr. Aaron Nicholas about Endodontics and other efficient ways to practice common dental procedures. Dr. Nicholas is the founder of Monday Morning Dentistry as well as a practicing dentist in Burtonsville, MD with over 30 years of experience.

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Clinical

July 13, 2020

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Ep. 106: Oral vs. IV Sedation with Dr. Brian McCue and Dr. Erin Elliot

In this episode we talked with Dr. Brian McCue and Dr. Erin Elliott from 3D Dentists about the difference, pros and cons of oral and IV sedation. We also discussed medical billing, insurance reimbursements, and sleep apnea.

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Business

January 11, 2021

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55

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Ep. 121: Dental Marketing with Wonderist

Today we talked with Michael Anderson and Laura Maly from Wonderist about the foundation, growth and evolution of their dental marketing business.

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Business

July 27, 2020

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Ep. 108: Buying and running a dental startup with Dr. Addison Killeen

In this episode we talked with dentist, author and entrepreneur Dr. Addison Killeen about buying, running and marketing a dental startup. He is a Partner/Owner in Williamsburg Dental, an emerging group in the Lincoln, Nebraska area with 6 offices. Now that Dr. Killeen has stopped all clinical work, he has focused on helping other dentists. He works with the brightest minds in dentistry at the Dental Success Institute (DSI) and Dental Success Network (DSN).

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Business

April 10, 2020

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Ep. 104: Having the Best Marketing Strategy

We are super passionate about this episode. Wonderist Agency joined the Life and Dentistry Crew out in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Voices of Dentistry to talk all things marketing. We can honestly speak from experience that Wonderist is the best dental marketing company on the market. Several of our guys are using them for their start up and are absolutely crushing it!

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Business

May 7, 2018

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Ep. 61: How to save the most tax dollars with Chris Mahan!

On todays episode we sat down with Chris Mahan of Mahan & Associates! This was recorded live during the 2018 TDA Annual Session in Franklin, TN! This episode was jam packed with several pearls about saving the most you can in taxes as a dentist, and other financial insights! A little background on Chris: Chris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and MBA in Healthcare Management with concentration in Accounting. He leads the Practice Management Division within the company. Chris has worked with dentists and physicians for over nineteen yers and is a frequent lecturer on various practice management topics at local, regional, and national healthcare forums.

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Life

March 29, 2021

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Ep. 127: It's the Journey, Folks

In this episode, we talked about Friend's newborn baby, Scotty's practice, acquisition and financing strategies, 2021 first quarter's biggest wins, and a deep and honest conversation about what's really important in life and dentistry.

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Life

December 21, 2020

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40

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Ep. 118: Dentistry with Kentucky Boys and Randy

Today we speak with Randy Houska, Cole Hackett, and Joe Blalock about owning an alpaca, teen mom, corvettes, and of course, a little about dentistry ;)

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Life

March 2, 2020

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Ep. 101: Old Friends, New Beginnings

With our 100th episode behind us, we thought it was only fitting to officially introduce our newest member to the Life and Dentistry crew. Meet the one and only Friend Bechtel! Friend Bechtel, though not a TN boy, was raised on a small hobby ranch in Northern Idaho. From humble beginnings, Friend is working hard to develop a future focus to both provide for his family and protect the future of dentistry. Post-graduation he operated a small construction business. First year of dental school he discovered podcasts and frankly has consumed more podcasts and taken more notes on them then probably his entire school combined. This earned him the attention of many leaders in dentistry including this lovely team. In dental school he founded a business organization to help his peers learn more of the business and prepare for the world to come. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife fostering and building new relationships, playing electric violin in local bands, and building his real estate portfolio.

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Life

April 22, 2019

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Ep. 93: Leaving This World a Better Place with Dr. Ken Randal

On today's show we sat down with Dr. Ken Randal. Dr. Ken is a practicing dentist in Chattanooga Tennessee. He was speaking at the local ASDA district meeting and was graciosos enough to sit down with us and give out some of his real world pearls.

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