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T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

T-Bone Speaks is a dental podcast dedicated to helping you achieve clinical, financial, and personal balance in dentistry. Dr. Tarun "T-Bone" Agarwal and his co-host Mr. Chuck McKee bring years of practical experience and a unique 'in the trenches' view of dentistry to the podcast. Thanks to their entertaining demeanor and down to earth approach, you’ll be looking forward to each episode. For more great resources on dental learning or to submit a question to the hosts please visit www.TBoneSpeaks.com .
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Jun 13, 2017

Do you want to keep your practice up-to-date and competitive in today’s market? Adding implantology to your dental practice is a great way to do it. On this episode, Dr. Justin Moody, world-renowned implant educator, talks with T-Bone about everything to do with dental implants. Listen in to learn about what implants do for your practice life and for your patients, how to determine if implants are indeed a good choice for your practice, and how to find the training program that will be best for you.

Implant dentistry in a small town practice?

Many small-town dentists make the mistaken assumption that adding implantology can only be done in a bigger city where there are more resources and people. On this episode, Dr. Justin Moody describes how he brought implantology to his previous clinic in a small town in Nebraska, and the benefit that he was able to provide for patients from miles around. Before you decide that implantology is not for you, listen to this podcast and then follow Dr. Moody’s instructions for how to determine the effect that adding dental implants could have on your practice and on your patients’ lives.

Issues to consider when adding implantology to your dental practice

If you want to do tooth replacement therapy instead of extractions, there are a number of issues to consider. On this episode, Dr. Justin Moody and T-Bone discuss many of the details surrounding dental implants, including dental insurance, lowering the cost to the patient by using technology to decrease the time needed for the procedures, and what size implants are appropriate for different situations. They also talk about the value of surrounding yourself with like-minded people in your practice, and how the future of dental implants is in immediate placement. Listen in for all the details you need to make a good decision about adding implantology to your dental practice.

First steps for dentists who want to add implants to their practice

The first step to take if you want to add implantology to your practice is to take a course. There are many different trainers and courses available, and it important to choose the one that will be best for you. On this episode, T-Bone and Dr. Moody provide multiple criteria for what to look for in implant education. Listen in to learn the important difference between speakers and trainers, why it is worth paying for the quality of training that you want, and the one criterion that is the make-or-break decision about the course that you choose.

Dr. Justin Moody’s Implant Pathway training course

One of your many choices for training in implantology is Dr. Moody’s Implant Pathway course. On this episode, Dr. Moody describes the different aspects of his course which includes online training, in-person training, and three days of live implant training. Listen in to hear more about Dr. Moody’s course as well as how to determine whether or not you would benefit from adding implants to your practice, and why it is a value to your patients.

Outline of This Episode

  • [4:16] Intro to Dr. Moody and the training he is doing for Affordable Dentures and Implants in Raleigh, NC.
  • [6:55] Goodwill dentistry for people who can’t afford it.
  • [09:48] The impact of dental insurance on the industry.
  • [12:20] Implant dentistry in a small town?
  • [20:33] What would implants do for your practice life?
  • [21:53] Making tooth replacement therapy more affordable
  • [29:34] Restorations are about aesthetics, not just tooth replacement.
  • [31:55] Considerations about implant size.
  • [37:08] There is nothing new under the sun - not even dental implants.
  • [39:20] The important differences between speakers and trainers.
  • [45:46] A few thoughts about dentists and their patients.
  • [49:43] Dr. Moody’s offices and how he decides when to open a new one.
  • [56:28] An overview of Dr. Moody’s Implant Pathway course.
  • [1:07:29] First steps for dentists who want to add implants to their practice.
  • [1:12:56] Edentulism is not going away.
  • [1:14:05] How do you double the number of implants you are doing in a year?
  • [1:18:17] Technical information about what size implant to use.
  • [1:21:32] Just do it.
  • [1:22:50] A word to dentists over age 40.

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