The Millennial Dentist

Learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more, and take more vacations! This is how generations collaborate to make an unstoppable dental team!
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May 30, 2017

A couple months back Peyray I bumped into Dr. Jason Campbell at the Voices of Dentistry Summit. In a quick five minute conversation I knew we had to get him on the podcast. Dr. Campbell has created an entire institute called the Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, Arizona to teach dentists on the importance of taking a biofunctional approach to dentistry.

Holsinger, Peyray, and myself sat down with Dr. Campbell for about an hour to hear his journey from associate to owning a niche practice that deals with complex patients and care. In addition we talk about the role his teaching plays in what he does and the courses he offers at API.

This episode is worth a listen. I can honestly say I won’t look at teeth the same way after our conversation and his course on biofunction has jumped to the top of our list! We even got a special discount for our listeners. Sign up for one course with the code millennialdds2017 to get $150 off either course. Or 10% off if you sign up for both courses with the code API10for2. As always we thank you for your support and hope you will keep spreading the word! 

May 23, 2017

If there is one thing I love about this episode it’s that it gets to the core of why we started it. Drs. Galen and Davina Detrik decided that they didn’t want to practice dentistry the way its always been done. They didn’t want to grind away, miss out on life, work for 30 years and look back and wonder what happened! So instead they made some crazy life decisions and haven’t looked back.

Husband, wife, business partners, both doctors are changing the landscape. In 2014 they quit their associateships and started an Air BnB style dental practice. Focusing in on high-end cases making dentistry more of an experience then a clinic. Their business name probably sums it up, “Thrive Bioesthtics” where they actually practice dentistry and their course “Thrive Experience Masterclass” where Thrive stands for Time, Happiness, Relevance, Income, Variety, and Expereince. The six qualities that Dr. Galen says are really what we all want for a fulfilled life! 

Check out this episode, their website, and their course! I hope that this episode will be an inspiration to many new graduates who want to follow their dream to make it a reality! Make sure to spread the word and follow us on facebook! Check out our new friends on instagram at @thrivebioaesthetics and @davinardetrik!

May 16, 2017

Peyman and I had an awesome time interviewing founder of Implant compare Blake McClellan on his journey over the past year and the great resource that Implant compare is. Implant Compare now available on itunes, google play, and online is a completely free resource to dentists. Implant Compare started off as an instagram account to allow dentists to share cases and stories in regards to implant dentistry and everything around it. Focusing on live streaming surgeries they have grown to over 27,000 followers in just over one year.

We talked all about implant compare and how social media is impacting our practices today. Needless to say Blake knows a thing about that as they now have listeners and followers in over 84 countries!

Take a listen and make sure to follow them on instagram @implantcompare and check out there website at 

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May 9, 2017

In this episode Holsinger and I take a trip down memory lane! We actually went back to Dental School to promote the podcast to the students and while we were there we got a chance to catch up with Holsinger’s Pediatric residency director, Dr. Martha Wells.

Dr. Wells graduated from Pedo residency from the Ohio State University. There she met her husband(an endodontist). After a stint in private practice she became the clinical director of University of Tennessee Health Science Centers’ Pediatric Residency program where she taught our very own Dr. Dan! She has been published over dozens of times and is about the become one of the main editors for “Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy through Adolescence” .

In this episode, we talk about what its like teaching Millennials and the new strategies she has to take. She sheds light on how she balances being a mother of 3 while working part time. We also get to hear more about her personal mission of teaching others so that her work and knowledge can be multiplied. If you interested at all in academia or research this is an episode you won’t want to miss! 

May 2, 2017

If there is a bright beacon of hope in Dental education it has to be Dr. Michael Scherer! Not only is he on faculty at Loma Linda and UNLV dental schools but he also has a whole online curriculum at his website! Dr. Scherer is an implant-trained prosthodontics that specializes in digital technology. He utilizes 3D printing, CBCT, and cost effective options to treat his patients and provide top of the line care.

In this episode we talk a lot about what he sees being brought to the table by Millennials in dentistry. Talking about the future of dental education in regards to technology and the new ways of learning. He is a big advocate for the pre doc student that is motivated to do something to be able to do it. He actually had one student last year place 20 implants in his pre doc clinical year. In addition, we talk about what he is doing with his online curriculum in 3D technology from cone beams to 3D printing as well as his in person course.

Youtube channels: Learn Locator 

He has so generously offered a discount to his courses. The first 100 people to sign up for his online course with the coupon code “MillennialDentist” will receive $50 dollars off. 

About the courses:

-In-person California courses ( The in-person courses are perfect for doctors and assistants who want the personal touch and interaction of being able to get a quick 1 day program to get up to speed.

-Online course ( this is a comprehensive online based education regarding the entire digital workflow and covers even more than the online course. The online course is meant for doctors and assistants to be able to casually learn the entire process from start-finish. It covers over 16 hours of interactive video, downloadable examples and workshops lessons and CE credits provided by UNLV School of Dental Medicine. It’s been hugely successful as it never expires, you are welcome to reference the information at anytime after purchasing the course. Additionally, I will continue to add video to the course as time goes on.