Dr. Mark Collins DDS, DABDSM is a dental sleep medicine expert. Dr. Collins is a certified Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, has lectured both nationally and internationally on dental implants and removables, published many articles in dental journals, recently published a best selling book and is a certified Forensics Consultant.
Dr. Timothy Test DMD has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry for the past 25 years in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Timothy has built his practice on one simple philosophy: He treats his patients the way he would like to be treated himself. Timothy understands that the dentist’s office is an intimidating place to be for a patient, and he goes to great lengths to provide a positive experience.
Earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1967, Dr. Alan Weinstein has practiced precision dentistry for over 5 decades. With half a century worth of dental experience and knowledge, Alan shares the most important aspects of dentistry and what has worked for him the past 50 years of dental practice. High-quality, textbook care is the goal for all patients undergoing treatment provided by him.
| Shaun Keating CDT + Dr. Gary and Steven Davidowitz |
This week we are featuring a digital cosmetic dental duo, a father and son practicing and operation a dental business called Luxury Dentistry NYC. Dr. Gary and Steven Davidowitz where one of the first dentists to start using digital impression systems for implant and cosmetic cases. Gary and Steven discuss the evolution of digital systems and the benefits of this powerful dental tool in the specialties of orthodontics, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Gary Davidowitz explains, “A modern dental office without an optical scanner is like a baseball player without a bat”.
Growing up in Southern California, Dr. Scott Brookshire graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1993. Soon after, Scott bought his first practice in Craig, Alaska which is a tight-knit community of ~1,200 citizens located on a large island off the coast of southern Alaska called Prince of Wales. Scott moved to Alaska not knowing anyone and started running his newly bought practice in pursuit of his passion for providing dental care. Although Dr. Brookshire had enough education to practice dentistry without hurting anyone, he did not have the necessary knowledge of running a business. This part was especially hard due to the circumstance that Dr. Brookshire was in being the only dentist on the island. The power of the internet played a huge role in Dr. Brookshire’s development as a business owner and is how he learned about Keating Dental Arts 15 years ago. Dr. Brookshire did most of the business operations on top of practicing dentistry and believed he could do it all, however, he realized this model was impossible. Learn how Dr. Brookshire started his practice and the importance of having an outside consultant for business operations and accounting. Scott and Shaun discuss the benefits of using a digital scanner for taking impressions to save shipping and product costs, increase turnaround times, and the benefits of digital precision.
Dr. Marc Purdy DDS is a second generation dentist and has been practicing cosmetic dentistry in Ithaca NY since 1988. Dr. Purdy has been interested in digital impression taking for several years but was hesitant on investing the money in technology that is newer. Working with Keating Dental Arts, Dr. Purdy was able to make the transition and has started digital impression taking. He has experienced many beneficial outcomes such as time savings, precision, data storage, and flexibility. Learn how Dr. Purdy was able to make the transition to digital impression taking, all the benefits including precision and times savings and how Keating has helped him practice better dentistry!
Learn about all the digital systems Keating Dental Arts accepts and how to send cases digitally:
Practicing implant Dentistry for over 30 years, Dr. Jerome Smith DDS shares his passion for restorative implant dentistry. Jerome joins us this week to discuss how implant dentistry has evolved with technology, types of implant options, common mistakes when creating implant treatment plans, what to avoid, 3D-printed surgical guides, how to approach difficult cases, differences between the available denture attachment systems, and how to educate patients about the best treatment plan to avoid compromises and disappoint.
Learn more about the over-the-shoulder implant course Dr. Jerome Smith offers (next course November 10th):
This week we have a special guest, Dr. Shawn Casey DMD practicing in Piston PA to discuss how he has created a truly family oriented practice. From providing care to patients with special needs and children to offering implants and orthodontics, Dr. Casey has been able to bring many aspects of dentistry under one roof to convenience his family clientele.
Dr. Casey has a staff of 10 doctors and specialists who have learned to communicate and work together to accomplish a common goal of providing excellent dental care.
Join us to learn how Dr. Casey has created a unique practice of multiple doctors and specialists which work together through communication, the obstacles that special needs patients present and how Dr. Casey and Keating Dental Arts provided dental care to football legend, Rudy Ruettiger from the movie football movie Rudy.
For more information on Dr. Casey’s multi-faceted dental practice visit his site:
As a problem-solving dentist, Dr. Paul Hertz DDS engineers the solutions to the problems he encounters. One of these being the Delineator™, a truly unique dental appliance that can be used as a surgical guide and temporary for placing implants. Join us as Keating’s lab manager Bob Brandon and Dr. Hertz discuss the benefits of using a Delineator™ such as economic and time savings which can result in a broader market for patients that can afford implants.
Dr. David Hart DDS is a dentist in Kansas who operates two practices one being in Elk Hart with a population of just under 2,000 residents. As a pilot and airplane owner, David often flys from his main practice in Great Bend to work at his Elk Hart location. Not only does David maintain two thriving practices via aircraft transportation, he’s also a business owner of a Small Cakes Cupcakery and often donates his time to volunteer in South America for those in need of dental care.
Join us in this thrilling episode of Dental Up as we discuss how to maintain thriving dental practices in small communities, the experience of being an airborne dentist, and the satisfaction of helping people in need.