The Dental Connection to the Opioid Crisis

with Leslie Fang MD

The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl) is a serious crisis. Each day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.

This is a public health crisis with major consequences. To discuss the dental connection to the opioid crisis, Gary invited his friend, Leslie Fang MD as his guest on this Thriving Dentist Show.

Running time: 68:33

In this show, Gary and Les discuss;

  • The staggering statistics of the opioid crisis including the fact that 21-30% of patients prescribed opioids for pain management abuse them,
  • the new ADA Guidelines on Substance Abuse Disorder and the trend for many State Dental Boards to now require mandatory CE on pharmacology,
  • your potential liability and how to remain compliant,
  • specific tips regarding pain management for your patients without narcotics,
  • the physiology of opioid dependence,
  • Dr. Fang’s online course that conforms to the ADA Policy on opioids,
  • his ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’ which have been recognized as the ‘Educational Product of the Year’ by Clinicians’ Report every year from 2007-2015 and has now been awarded Classic Status by Clinicians’ Report.

The best part of this interview is Dr. Fang’s entertaining and engaging style. He has the distinct ability to make pharmacology and other medical topics very interesting! You will enjoy this interview!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Link to the Online Course by Dr. Fang:

‘The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions’ (a course designed specifically for Dentists). Included in this Course is the award-winning ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’:

http://www.DrFangOnline.com

Link to DOCS Education (Dr. Fang is a Leading Instructor):

http://www.DOCSEducation.com

How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice

with Trisha O'Hehir RDH

 

Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’Hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today.

  Running time: 64:12

In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha discuss; a great definition of prevention in dentistry, why teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder, the science behind xylitol, why xylitol is the biggest game changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years, the concept of quorum sensing and multi-species biofilm, chewing gum and other xylitol products available today, how xylitol can help with xerostomia and why dry mouth is becoming more common with patients today, issues related to mouth breathing and why nose breathing is the healthy format (including 18% greater oxygen flow compared to mouth breathing), tips for how to incorporate prevention in your practice, a very simple tip (the toothpaste secret) to make brushing much more effective for your patients, why prevention supports the restorative side of your practice, ‘Dental Defense System’ for Spry, issues related to excess sugar consumption, how health coaching could be incorporated into a dental practice and the cool things Trisha is doing with her O’hehir University. You will absolutely LOVE the sheer amount of cool information in this Show!

Link for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Links for ‘Ask David’ segment:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Trisha’s O’hehir University:
http://www.ohu-edu.com

Website for Spry (Dental division of Xlear):
http://www.xlear.com

Link for ‘The Toothpaste Secret’ (you will LOVE this!)
http://www.onlineoralhealth.com/the-toothpaste-secret/

How One Dentist Became Passionate About Lifesaving Dentistry

with Hazel Glasper DDS

Dentistry is truly an amazing profession where you have the ability to change people’s lives every day. Not only do you have the ability to change lives with your knowledge, but you also have the ability to SAVE lives!

Running Time: 54:04 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Hazel Glasper to talk about lifesaving dentistry. Hazel was the recent winner of the Spotlight on Speaking competition at the Speaking/Consulting Network Conference. Gary was a judge in this competition as was so impressed with Hazel’s presentation that he wanted to bring her on as a guest on the podcast. In this interview Gary and Hazel discuss; The very personal story that caused Hazel to become passionate about the oral/systemic connection, how to get started with making the oral/systemic link a strong part of your practice, specific tips for the Dentist and Team Members to help patients value high quality dentistry and the interview concludes with a powerful discussion about Hazel’s ‘Teach Me Dental’ Movement where she is helping the public redefine their understanding of oral health. You will be moved by Hazel’s story and her passion to save lives will inspire you!

Hazel’s website:
drglasper.com

Hazel’s email address:
drglasper@gmail.com

 

Dr. Bob Barkley and Why He Matters More Than Ever Today

with Dr. Paul Henny

Dr. Bob Barkley was a pioneer in the Dental Profession! He was considered by many to be a leader in the world of prevention and he was passionate about developing the Dentist-Patient relationship built on trust and understanding. Although Dr. Barkley is no longer with us, his concepts are more relevant than ever today.

 

Running Time: 66:01 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Paul Henny on the legacy created by Dr. Barkley and the merits of developing a practice around the concept of ‘Relationship-Based Health-Centered Dentistry’. In this thought provoking interview Gary and Paul discuss; the story of Dr. Bob Barkley and why his work is more relevant than ever today, how Paul was introduced to the work of Dr. Barkley and why it had such a profound influence on him, specific take-away points our listeners can apply from the work of Dr. Barkley, the concepts of co-discovery and co-diagnosis and the Bob Barkley Study Club. You will be thrilled to be introduced to the work of Dr. Barkley by Paul and you will find this information extremely relevant today!

Paul’s email address: paul@paulhennydds.com

The Bob Barkley Study Club on Facebook:
facebook.com/bobbarkley.studyclub