95 minutes | Nov 27th 2020

Dr. Frank Spear on Avoiding Burnout in Dentistry (DHP313)

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Jason and Alan had the honor of talking with Dr. Frank Spear of Spear Education! This was their first conversation with him since the COVID outbreak and the conversation focused a lot on changes in the landscape of dentistry and dental education!

  • How has COVID affected dentistry and dental practices?
  • Some dental practices have done BETTER in 2020! What are the things that these practices have in common?
    • Messaging (stay in touch, let them know you're available!)
    • Proactive messaging about safety
    • "We're concerned about your dental health."
    • Efficiency ("if you're coming in, let's get it done!")
  • "The Big Dip" (hygiene scheduling)
  • The history of dental infection control...why is dentistry ahead of this curve?
  • How is "on campus" going at Spear Education?
  • "Live Virtual" seminars...better than in person?
  • Faculty club round tables...the best value at Spear!
  • The new occlusion curriculum on Spear Online!
  • New research in occlusion...now incorporated into the Spear curriculum!
  • Cause and effect is often not as simple as we'd like
  • What cases does Frank wish he could have a time machine to re-treat (spoiler: it's about airway and orofacial pain)
  • What does Frank think about Orofacial Pain becoming a specialty?
  • How can a dentist avoid burnout in dentistry? (spoiler: eliminate what you don't enjoy)

Some links from the show:

Dr. Frank Spear on the Stories Dentists Tell Each Other (DHP266)

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