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Chew on This - A Dental Podcast

41 EpisodesProduced by Teresa Duncan and Kevin HenryWebsite

A deep-ish dive into some of the hottest (and most fun) topics in dentistry today. What’s happening out there and how will it affect you? Teresa Duncan and Kevin Henry put a unique spin on current events that will give you something to chew on.

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#40: Dental Biorhythms With a Touch of Glitter 

September 14th, 2022


We know teeth have grooves but did you know they were GROOVY? How your baby teeth grow can determine your metabolism. We then ventured over to TikTok …

#39: A Dental Chain Disappears with Patient Money 

August 29th, 2022


Talk about a bad apple. Thanks to one dental chain our industry has suffered another black mark. How do you handle patients who are angry and …

#38: Sassy Artificial Intelligence and Fun Conferences. Is This a New Age of Dentistry? 

August 19th, 2022


Did you miss us? We missed you! I explain why Kevin and I took a podcast break. We hope we can pick up right where we left off. Now onto our latest musings…

Is Dentistry Ready To Tackle Weight Loss? Also, Raise Those Fees!

January 28th, 2022


Imagine that you can only open your mouth a grand total of 2mm - sounds awful! We discuss if we’re ready to have those conversations with patients. …

Vulnerable DSOs and the Mystery of the Missing Examiners

December 22nd, 2021


Do we really need to be as busy as we used to be? We tackle that question in light of some new stats from the ADA’s Health Policy Institute. …

Let’s Expand Medicaid Even Though We Don’t Have Enough Dentists

December 8th, 2021


Low reimbursement and expanding state dental services is a bad cycle that just keeps spinning. We’ll discuss how states get real generous with dental care but then uh-oh! Where did all the dentists go? When …

But Is That Therapy Dog Vaccinated?! Modern Dilemmas Require Lots of Scratches

November 24th, 2021


Aren’t we the best at infection control? Then why did the ADA put out guidance that makes it okay for us to turn away unvaccinated patients? Is it an …

A Trio of Tasty Dental Tidbits

November 10th, 2021


A report on Henry Schein gave us some talking points on the supply world and what it looks like for both corporate and independent practices. Kevin …

We Love Our Veterans But What About the Top 20 Insurance Companies? 

October 27th, 2021


Kevin starts out with good news about a new dental assisting program that can add to our short staffing situation. Can we get about a thousand more started? We have work to do! Teresa found a ranking of insurance …

Six Degrees of OSHA and Kevin Bacon 

October 13th, 2021


The old saying “it’s who you know” proves to be true in today’s episode. Imagine going to the dentist and coming away with a primo career …

Would A Gamer Dentist Who Beats Kids Earn A High Delta Dental Ranking?

September 29th, 2021


How's that for a salacious headline? We try. Kevin takes us into comic/gamer land to learn about a pretty neat marketing campaign. A dentist challenges young gamers in the name of oral health! Is being an Oral Avenger a …

Gross Offices, Crotch Lasers and Medicare

September 15th, 2021


We try hard to keep your interest! All topics are addressed in this episode. What’s your OSHA horror story? Do you have a patient story you’d like to share? Believe me - we are so interested! We wrap up with Teresa …

What Kind of Toothy Legacy Will You Leave? 

September 1st, 2021


This episode comes with a graphic discussion warning. There’s a company that will - ahem - compost your body. Of course we had to talk about what to do with the teeth and fillings. It’s not all gross - we make it fun! …

Praise or Ping-Pong? What Do Employees Want In Today’s Office

August 18th, 2021


Is your office fun enough to keep employees happy? If you answered no then you may be in good shape! Turns out praise and appreciation is way more important than a ping-pong table. Who knew? Kevin discusses the …

Does Dentistry Have An Image Problem? 

August 4th, 2021


Every day there are headlines of dentists being investigated or indicted among other things. But most dentists are pretty cool people. Until we can …

EP 25: We Need More Haunted Dental Offices

July 21st, 2021


What do you do with an abandoned dental office nowadays? The answer may surprise you! Benco’s State of Dentistry report was released and we dive into some of their findings. We see lots of growth ahead for dentistry and …

EP 24: AI and Your Claims: Are You Nervous Yet

July 7th, 2021


Did you know that your radiographs and images may not even see a human eyeball? That’s because a computer program can now do that and has been in use …

Episode 23: Do You Even Scooch? 

June 23rd, 2021


We talk about the dental impact on the Friends reunion movie. What did they do to Matthew Perry?? Another workforce study is also discussed. Where are they dentists and where are they going? Finally we wrap up with a …

Episode 22: The Shady, Good and Musical Varieties of Dentists

June 9th, 2021


An article came out recently that portrays dentists as pushy and treatment-happy. Once again a tiny minority gives a community a bad name. No worries though - we have a hometown hero dentist and a talented vocalist …

EPISODE 21: Dental Thefts and Continuing PPE Fee Sagas

May 26th, 2021


Offices in WA state almost got some relief from PPE fees until reality set in. Pesky details are never a fun surprise. What would you do with $100K …

EPISODE 20: Gators, Nazis and Walking Away From Conversations

May 12th, 2021


Wildlife veterinary dentist is definitely an interesting career choice. One of us has a huge fear of ancient animals with teeth - guess which one! We also talk about a very strange study about oral surgeon Nazis. Just …

EP 19: Why Is Everyone Picking On Specialists?

April 28th, 2021


We opened up talking about a Minneapolis practice that has finally reopened after last year’s riots. Hats off to Dr. Ali Barbarawi for committing to …

EP 18: What If A Monkey Can’t Do Your Job? 

April 14th, 2021


EP 18: What If A Monkey Can’t Do Your Job? 

Working in a dental office is hard. New employees have to learn weird terminology, work with weird tools …

EP 17: Plastic Cadaver Heads and AirPods With A Touch of Smile Direct Club

March 31st, 2021


We’re nervous about a possible upgrade to AirPods that involves chomping, squeezing and clucking. Aren’t you concerned after you read that? Other …

EP 16: A Disturbance in the Dental Force

March 17th, 2021


We are survey junkies - we admit it. The latest Oral Health Projections report was released which projects our workforce through 2030. With unemployment and COBRA benefits extending further into 2021, some employees are …

EP 15: What’s Up With European Dental Offices?

March 3rd, 2021


We head to Europe for this edition (not really)! By pure coincidence (really!), we both chose stories from outside the good ole USA. Turns out dental …

EP 14: Tackling Health Literacy and Medical Emergencies in YOUR office

February 17th, 2021


The very sad story of a 7 year old’s death during a procedure brings a spotlight on medical emergency training. All team members play a part when it …

EP 13: TikTok Tooth Molds, Annoying Noises and State of the Dental Industry

February 3rd, 2021


A user on TikTok has a cheaper solution for flippers and chipped teeth. We bring you the pros and cons of this trend - with obviously way more cons. …

EP 12: Vaccines, Antitrust Laws and Nutty Influencer Moms

January 20th, 2021


We went from news to bizarre in this episode. We succeeded in keeping our composure until almost the end but the influencer mom was too much. On a serious note, we discussed the first dentist giving COVID-19 vaccine …

 Bathroom Spycams, Fake Dentistry and a Happy 8 Year Old Dentist

January 6th, 2021


Episode 11 Highlights

  • ADA’s update to its Code of Conduct regarding COVID-19 decisions
  • Unlicensed dentist charged with sexual assault 
  • Did cost …

The Zoom Boom and ADA’s Outreach to the White House

December 23rd, 2020


Smile Direct Club’s success has shown us that cosmetic dentistry is mostly pandemic proof. People hanging out on webcams all day are suddenly noticing their gummy smiles and shade D2 choppers. The acquisitions and …

Patient Polls, Non-Covered Services and The Legend of Florida Man

December 9th, 2020


As our titles get wackier, the content keeps flowing! These patient polls are coming at us from all sides. One of the latest stated that some Florida …

Vaccines, Aromatherapy and Sexy Dental Dancing

November 25th, 2020


Are you ready to administer vaccines and test for COVID-19? If you’re up to it you may soon be able to! What happens if this becomes a standard of care for dental offices? How do you get paid for it? So many questions …

TikTok Flossing and the Homeless Population

November 11th, 2020


It’s not a great visualization but we make it work. Kevin spent time exploring TikTok fads and discovered crazy things people do to take care of …

Walmart Healthcare Keeps Growing & Unethical Dental Employers 

October 28th, 2020


We started out talking about Walmart’s continued push into healthcare including Medicare Advantage Dental Plans. If the carriers are a bit concerned …

The Hoverboard and OSHA Episode

October 14th, 2020


Seth Lookhart aka The Hoverboard Dentist is sentenced for violations ranging from Medicaid fraud and organ harvesting. What?? He’s not just a doc on …

How COVID Continues to Steamroll Offices and Trade Shows

September 30th, 2020


Episode 4 Highlights

  • Business Interruption Claims Denials
  • The Future of Trade Shows
  • World Health Organization announcement - did you talk to your …

The WHO Puts Periodontal Disease On Hold

September 16th, 2020


Episode 3 Highlights

  • Emergency Board Meeting of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners 
  • World Health Organization Statement
  • Effects of COVID-19 …

PPE, Pricing and Patient Population

September 2nd, 2020


Ep 2

In this alliterative episode Kevin brings up a recent court case brought against a dental office for not providing proper PPE. It was a matter …

Let’s Talk Walmart Dentistry and Your Schedule

August 19th, 2020


Episode 1 Highlights

  • Walmart continues to expand into dentistry.
  • What’s going on with your October schedule? 
  • We’re excited to launch - let us know …

Introducing Chew On This with Teresa Duncan and Kevin Henry

August 10th, 2020


A deep-ish dive into some of the hottest (and most fun) topics in dentistry today. What’s happening out there and how will it affect you? Teresa Duncan and Kevin Henry put a unique spin on current events that will give …

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