The Dental Handoff

Let’s stop using the wrong end of the toothbrush! This show is about passing you the knowledge, the habits, the systems and the strategies to lead your teams, lean on your tech, and listen to your gut, while you take care of teeth, and let’s get honest, the overall health, of our communities. By identifying the gaps, recognizing the plaque and extracting the truth with other experts in the field we will share their stories, empower you to own yours, and elevate your passion in the process. Show topics to include: Education, Tech, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Connection and Confidence

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6 days ago

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental to Dr. Barry Bartusiak to discuss how to maintain motivation within your dental team!
This episode is a special prelude to a course Dr. Kelly and Dr. Bartusiak will be giving this at RDH Under One Roof this July. 
Dr. Barry Bartusiak is the former dentist for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and an advisor to numerous dental companies. He Has delivered over 575 presentations to dental teams, is a published author, and 34 years of private practice experience. Most importantly, he is a proud father of 4 wonderful children.
Register now for RDH Under One Roof: https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/rdhuor2024
Connect with Dr. Barry Bartusiak:
Website: http://drbarrybartusiak.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbarrybartusiak
email: drtuse@gmail.com
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com
 

Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental to Dr. Barry Bartusiak to dive into the best way to lay out one of the keys to a successful practice: making sure the patient is the Star!
This episode is a special prelude to a course Dr. Kelly and Dr. Bartusiak will be giving this at RDH Under One Roof this July. 
Dr. Barry Bartusiak is the former dentist for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and an advisor to numerous dental companies.
He Has delivered over 575 presentations to dental teams, is a published author, and 34 years of private practice experience. Most importantly, he is a proud father of 4 wonderful children.
Register now for RDH Under One Roof: https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/rdhuor2024
Connect with Dr. Barry Bartusiak:
Website: http://drbarrybartusiak.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbarrybartusiak
email: drtuse@gmail.com
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance. https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com
 

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to fellow dental hygienist, Tina Clarke!Tina Clarke is the leading voice in anesthesia dental education. From head & neck anatomy, medical emergency management, and practical tips and tricks to getting anesthesia right every time, Tina employs adult learning principles, equipping her course attendees for success. A nationally published author, and founder of Teacher Tina RDH, she keeps her skills and knowledge current while continuing to serve the profession as a clinician, educator, trainer, and speaker. In addition, Tina is an approved provider by the Oregon and Georgia Board of Dentistry to provide education for the initial permit for local anesthesia, as well as an American Heart Association Certified BLS instructor.
As an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, an approved CE provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Tina’s passionately serves her profession.
She is a practicing clinical dental hygienist for over 20 years and an educator for over 15.  Her teaching, training, and presenting style is upbeat and fun, making even the most difficult topics a delight to learn.
In this conversation, Dr. Kelly and Tina discuss how you can set aside just fifteen minutes to completely transform your day. 
Connect with Tina Clarke, RDH:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teachertinardh
Register now for RDH Under One Roof: https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/rdhuor2024
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance. https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com
 

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental to Dr. Barry Bartusiak to dive into the best way to build a great Dental team: "hire slow and fire fast!"
This episode is a special prelude to a course Dr. Kelly and Dr. Bartusiak will be giving this at RDH Under One Roof this July. 
Dr. Barry Bartusiak is the former dentist for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and an advisor to numerous dental companies.
He Has delivered over 575 presentations to dental teams, is a published author, and 34 years of private practice experience. Most importantly, he is a proud father of 4 wonderful children.
Register now for RDH Under One Roof: https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/rdhuor2024
Connect with Dr. Barry Bartusiak:
Website: http://drbarrybartusiak.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbarrybartusiak
email: drtuse@gmail.com
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance. https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com
 

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental to Dr. Barry Bartusiak for a very special episode on a subject we can all do more of: thanking your team!
This episode is a prelude to a course Dr. Kelly and Dr. Bartusiak will be giving this at RDH Under One Roof this July. 
Dr. Barry Bartusiak is the former dentist for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and an advisor to numerous dental companies. He Has delivered over 575 presentations to dental teams, is a published author, and 34 years of private practice experience. Most importantly, he is a proud father of 4 wonderful children.
Register now for RDH Under One Roof:
https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/rdhuor2024
Connect with Dr. Barry Bartusiak:
Website: http://drbarrybartusiak.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbarrybartusiak
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com
 

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental Amber Auger!
Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, is a distinguished dental hygienist committed to advancing oral healthcare by delving into the fundamental causes of oral diseases. With an extensive career spanning over two decades, Amber specializes in developing pragmatic frameworks to integrate cutting-edge oral science into practice.
Recipient of the esteemed 2019 Sunstar Award of Distinction for her impactful contributions to Public Health, Amber is a notable figure in the dental community. She serves as a valued contributor to RDH Magazine and DentistryIQ, leveraging her expertise to disseminate knowledge and insights. As the editorial director of the RDH Graduate newsletter for Endeavor Business Media, Amber plays a pivotal role in shaping industry discourse and innovation.
A recognized thought leader, Amber hosts the popular #AskAmberRDH platform, engaging with audiences to address key issues in oral health. Committed to mentorship and professional development, she offers guidance through Thrive in the Op® on-demand course curriculum. She conducts weekly live coaching sessions, empowering dental hygienists to excel in their careers and personal growth.
As the visionary behind the Functional RDH® certification program, Amber provides comprehensive training through hands-on workshops and classroom lectures. This unique certification equips practitioners with the tools to identify dental dysbiosis at its root and restore holistic health based on the latest oral science principles.
Amber joins Dr. Kelly today to explore her inspiration behind choosing dental hygiene as a career, and how she helps to inspire others to pursue it as well. 
Connect with Amber Auger, MPH, RDH:
For inquiries and collaboration opportunities, reach out to Amber at amberaugerrdh@gmail.com. Join her mission to revolutionize oral healthcare and elevate standards across the industry.
Website: www.amberauger.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberaugerrdh/
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday May 28, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to Dr. Uche Odiatu!
Uche Odiatu is a Toronto dentist, author, international lecturer, NSCA Cert Personal Trainer, Cert Yoga instructor and a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Uche joins Dr. Kelly today to dive deep into the subject of gut health, its impact on health and well-being, and the important role dentists and hygienists play in keeping your gut healthy. 
Connect with Dr. Uche Odiatu:
Email: odiatuDMD@gmail.com
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/Fitspeakers/
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday May 21, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to Dr. Thomas Dudney!
Thomas E. Dudney, DMD is a 1977 graduate of University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has served in the past as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage hands-on programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London. Presently he is the clinical director of the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) hands-on programs. In addition to teaching hands-on programs, he has presented workshops and lectures at dental meetings and has authored several articles on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Dudney is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a fellow of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry as well as a member of Catapult Speakers Bureau.
In todays' conversation, Dr. Dudney joins the show to elaborate on why a beautiful smile has a massive impact on self-esteem and confidence, making the role of the dentist much greater than one of mere cosmetic improvement. 
Connect with Dr. Thomas Dudney:
Email: tedudneydmd@aol.com
Website: http://tedudney.com/
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday May 14, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to Dr. Mark Latta! Dr. Latta joins the show to debunk myths about fluoride and its effects on oral health. 
Mark A. Latta, DMD, M.S., is Dean Emeritus and Professor of General Dentistry at the Creighton University School of Dentistry.  He served as dean of the School from 2011 to 2021. He continues to contribute as an individual teacher/scholar with his own research and teaching and by collaborating internationally in research and teaching. Prior to being appointed dean, he served as the associate dean for research at Creighton from 1995-2011.
He is a graduate of Lafayette College, Easton PA (BA Chemistry), University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia PA (DMD), York Hospital York, PA (General Practice Residency) and University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Baltimore MD (MS, Oral Biology).
Following 4 years in private dental practice Dr. Latta joined the Laboratory Products Division of Dentsply International-now Dentsply/Sirona. He served numerous roles in Research and Development for the company ultimately serving as the Director of R&D. During his industrial career, he contributed to or was responsible for more than 20 new dental product introductions.  
He has been awarded more than 120 research grants investigating prosthetic materials, dental restorative materials, dental adhesives and cements. He has led numerous clinical trials of dental materials. He is a speaker and lecturer of international renown and has published more than 130 manuscripts and 200 abstracts and has presented at numerous state, national and international dental association meetings throughout the world. Dr. Latta, is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national honorary dental society. He was awarded Faculty of Dentistry status in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in. 2022.  
Dr. Latta has also served as president of the Dental Materials Group of the International Association for Dental Research.
Connect with Dr. Mark Latta:
Email: mlatta@creighton.edu
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday May 07, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas once again! Tanya returns the show to break down how the dental field is a continuous learning curve, complete with tons of twists and turns along the way!
Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She attended dental school at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. She graduated in 2018 and completed an AEGD residency in 2019. During dental school, she became involved in organized dentistry and served in various leadership roles including President of the American Student Dental Association.
After graduating, she returned to El Paso and practices outside of the city at La Clinica de Familia (FQHC) where she serves as a Dental Director for the site. She also serves as a part-time faculty member at the Woody L Hunt School of Dental Medicine. She was recently named the Texas New Dentist of the Year. She has continued her involvement in organized dentistry by serving in numerous roles with organizations including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Hispanic Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, and the El Paso District Dental Society. She is an alumnus of the American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership and was recognized as one of the American Dental Association 10 under 10 recipients & one of Incisal Edge 40 under 40 dentists.
Dr. Maestas is passionate in providing care to underserved communities and seeks to help close the gap in barriers to care. She strives to promote diversity within dentistry and seek to ensure inclusion at all levels of the profession, and she dives into all of these areas with Dr. Kelly in this week's episode!
Find Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas and her podcasts on Instagram:
@tsmaestas.dds@newdentistsontheblock@dentalfuel
Email Tanya: tsmaestas.dds@gmail.com
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the Dental Handoff to chiropractor-turned-dental-coach Dr. Matthew Norton!
Dr. Matthew Norton has been a business owner and leader since 1983. He’s an expert in human behavior and cognitive science, determining how and why people do what they do. He is the founder and owner of People Plus Purpose. He loves to speak, be interviewed, and interview others to share knowledge and serve people.
He is the host of a podcast called The Truth Behind Dentistry, and most recently, he started his OWN podcast called: The Compass, where he talks about different topics focused on the coaching journey.. He also has a Coaching Certification Program, has created many assessments since 1997, and his lifelong passion is providing insights and strategies that guide people to fulfill their purpose and achieve the success they’re seeking.Enjoy this inspiring conversation in which Dr. Norton helps break down how to go about taking risks while making life-changing decisions, and how he has helped dentists learn to do so in order to help scale up their practice. 
How To Connect With Dr. Matthew Norton:People Plus Purpose Website: https://peoplepluspurpose.com/ People Plus Purpose Coaching:https://peoplepluspurpose.com/CoachCertificationTraining/
People Plus Purpose YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@peoplepluspurpose
People Plus Purpose Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/peoplepluspurpose
People Plus Purpose Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/peoplepluspurpose
Dr. Matthew Norton LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-norton-bb901a7/
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas once again! Tanya returns the show for a riveting dialogue about the concept of mentoring in the dental field. Everyone needs a mentor - and just about anyone can be one. Learn all about the importance of mentors in today's conversation!
Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She attended dental school at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. She graduated in 2018 and completed an AEGD residency in 2019. During dental school, she became involved in organized dentistry and served in various leadership roles including President of the American Student Dental Association.
After graduating, she returned to El Paso and practices outside of the city at La Clinica de Familia (FQHC) where she serves as a Dental Director for the site. She also serves as a part-time faculty member at the Woody L Hunt School of Dental Medicine. She was recently named the Texas New Dentist of the Year. She has continued her involvement in organized dentistry by serving in numerous roles with organizations including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Hispanic Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, and the El Paso District Dental Society. She is an alumnus of the American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership and was recognized as one of the American Dental Association 10 under 10 recipients & one of Incisal Edge 40 under 40 dentists.
Dr. Maestas is passionate in providing care to underserved communities and seeks to help close the gap in barriers to care. She strives to promote diversity within dentistry and seek to ensure inclusion at all levels of the profession, and she dives into all of these areas with Dr. Kelly in this week's episode!
Find Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas and her podcasts on Instagram:
@tsmaestas.dds@newdentistsontheblock@dentalfuel
Email Tanya: tsmaestas.dds@gmail.com
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

In this week's episode, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the dental handoff to Dr. Bryan Laskin!
Having learned from 20 years of experience providing dental care to anxious patients, Dr. Bryan Laskin is on a mission to reduce the stress of both doctors and patients by upgrading care through innovation, education, and Standardization.
Dr. Laskin is the creator of Upgrade Dental, Digital Nitrous, OperaDDS, as well as the co-founder of ToothApps and Abundents. He is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book “The Patient First Manifesto."
Dr. Laskin excels at helping others integrate technology and teamwork into their practices, and shares insights from his years of experience in today's Dental Handoff!
Connect with Dr. Bryan Laskin!:
https://bryanlaskin.com/https://upgradedental.com/
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly Tanner is joined LIVE from Chicago by Dr. David Hornbrook!
Dr. Hornbrook graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry and maintains a private practice is San Diego, California, focused on Adult restorative and functional aesthetic dentistry. He has been a pioneer in live-patient aesthetic education and is the past founder and director of LVI, PAC~Live, the HornbrookGroup, and Clinical Mastery. He has been a guest faculty member of the aesthetic programs at SUNY Buffalo, AT Still, UOP, Case Western, Baylor, UT Houston, Roseman, and UCLA.
He has been published in all the leading dental journals and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on dental materials, dentinal adhesion, occlusion, implant aesthetics, dentalphotography, smile design, laboratory-doctor communication.
Dr. Hornbrook has actively been involved with the Crown Council and developed the Young Dentist program where he personally mentors recent dental school graduates through a program he hasentitled “Change a Smile, Change a Life” where he, along with Utah Valley Dental Lab, donates his time to provide a life-changing smile to someone of need, while educating these new members of our profession on smile design principles and treatment planning using state-of-the-art techniques and materials.
As an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has received both his Accreditation and Fellowship Status., as well as being one of 25 clinicians in the world to achieve Diplomat Status in the American Society of Dental Aesthetics.
He is the Clinical Director of Education at Utah Valley Dental Lab, and currently teaches with Dr. Mark Montgomery in both Aesthetic and Functional Occlusion Courses. In his private time, he enjoys surfing, off-road motorcycles, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Where To Find Dr. David Hornbrook:
email: david@hornbrook.com
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

In today's episode, Dr. Kelly Tanner makes the Dental Handoff to Christine Diehl, aka the "DSO Hygienist!" 
Christine Diehl, BGS, RDH, has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for over 30 years. She is an advocate for hygienists working in the DSO space. In 2022 she was nominated for the Women in DSO Leadership Award. In 2024 "The DSO Hygienist" podcast was born, where industry leaders and DSO hygienists come together.
Where To Find Christine Diehl:
The DSO Hygienist Podcast
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

In this week's Dental Handoff, Dr. Kelly is joined by fellow registered dental hygenist Erika Flateau for another edition of their new special podcast series called "Dental Insights!" 
Erika Flateau, RDH has been a full-time clinical dental hygienist for over 20 years.  In this time, she has developed an approach to hygiene care that is relational-based and revolutionary.  She is regarded by dentists as having an unparalleled ability to connect with and engage patients as they discover their pathway to optimal health.  She is effective at confidently educating others in “coaching them up” to a greatest potential!
In Part Four of their ongoing "Dental Insights" series, Dr. Kelly and Erika discuss how to handle patients who get the "waiting room surprise" at seeing the face of a new hygienist instead of their regular dentist.
How To Reach Erika Flateau:
email: erikaflateau@gmail.com
website: https://renewconsultingservices.com/
Where to Find Dr. Kelly:
Let's Connect! Book a Call today to see how I can help you create high-performance teams, discuss educational programs, or how I can be of assistance.
https://calendly.com/drkellytanner/30min
Visit us at https://www.nextleveldentalhygiene.com

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