Dentists, Implants and Worms

Join Dr. Justin Moody, DDS in Rapid City's Podcast Studio 1-A every week with a variety of regulars on the show such as Dr. John Landers, Jeffrey Alan Smith and Gabe Olson. Dr. Justin Moody invites dozens upon dozens of his colleagues, mentors and inspirations in the world of dentirstry. We interview them live via Skype and/or in the Studio. Dentists, Implants and Worms: Helping you navigate the world of dentistry— one vodka-soda at a time!
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Jun 21, 2017

What happens when Justin and Gabe go off on a motorcycle adventure in Quito, Ecuador?  Jeff records a brief podcast by himself, updating our listeners on Justin and Gabe's international travels.  We'll see if they ever come back from South America...

Jun 17, 2017

Brandon Evert just finished up a two week stint as an intern— basically shadowing Justin as he worked in his office here in Rapid City at The Dental Implant Center and in Nebraska at Horizon West Dental.  Lots of dropping screws, some interesting cases and a heated situation with a patient.  Brandon tells us a bit about his experience and what the futures holds for him.

We wish you the best of luck, Brandon!  And we will stay in touch as you continue on your path through dental school (which you WILL be accepted in, by the way!)


Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Rob Ritter combines a sophisticated knowledge of social media marketing, digital dentistry and restorations into his practice in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Check out his website at and stay tuned for part two of this great podcast with Dr. Rob Ritter!

"Before becoming a dentist I spent my childhood growing up in Palm Beach County, Fl. I attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. I attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., where I received my dental degree in 1994. I have been presenting for the last 18 years, helping dentists implement the newest esthetic dentistry into their offices. Many things have changed over the last 15 years, now Recommendation Marketing and Digital Dentistry are the most important ways to grow a practice." - Dr. Rob Ritter

Jun 9, 2017

Dr. Rob Ritter combines a sophisticated knowledge of social media marketing, digital dentistry and restorations into his practice in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Check out his website at and stay tuned for part two of this great podcast with Dr. Rob Ritter!

"Before becoming a dentist I spent my childhood growing up in Palm Beach County, Fl. I attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. I attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., where I received my dental degree in 1994. I have been presenting for the last 18 years, helping dentists implement the newest esthetic dentistry into their offices. Many things have changed over the last 15 years, now Recommendation Marketing and Digital Dentistry are the most important ways to grow a practice." - Dr. Rob Ritter

Jun 6, 2017

Cole Hackett, DMD; Daniel Dela Cruz, DMD and Joseph Blalock, DMD from the Life and Dentistry podcast join Justin and Dr. Mike Freimuth after Day Two of Session Two of Implant Pathway in Dallas, Texas.  Fireball was had.

Jun 2, 2017

We have the host of The Business of Dentistry Podcast, Dr. Russell Kirk, on our latest episode!  Not only is he a fellow podcaster and talented oral surgeon, but he's also active in the United States Navy Reserve.  Oh, and he can kick your ass with Jujitsu too.  Check him out at and

Dr. Russell Kirk was born in Union City, Tennessee, and lived in West Tennessee throughout his childhood. After graduating from Obion County Central High School in 1985, he completed his undergraduate training at The University of Tennessee-Martin in 1990. Dr. Kirk attended The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 1994.

Immediately upon completion of dental school, Dr. Kirk accepted a commission as a dental officer in the United States Navy. He became interested in the Naval Services after being awarded a Health Professions Scholarship his last year of dental school. During his senior year, he was also selected by the Navy to participate in a one year post graduate residency in general dentistry. Dr. Kirk received his Certificate for General Practice Residency from Naval Hospital Great Lakes in 1995.
After completing his Navy residency, Dr. Kirk served as the Dental Officer and Department Head for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four Zero (NMCB 40). During his tour with the Seabees, he was based out of Port Hueneme, California, and completed deployments to Guam, Spain and Bosnia. He completed his active duty obligation in 1997.

Upon leaving active duty, Dr. Kirk was selected as one of two dentists for advanced training in anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Kirk completed his Fellowship in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1998.

Advanced postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was obtained at the University of Tennessee Memphis and Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Kirk received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June of 2002.

Dr. Kirk began practicing in Lebanon, Tennessee, July 2002. In 2005, Dr. Kirk was mobilized to active duty. He closed his private practice to serve as the staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the United States Military Hospital Kuwait in conjunction with Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas. He returned home and re-opened his practice in March of 2006. He opened a second office in Mount Juliet in 2007. Plans for renovations to this facility are underway.

While maintaining his schedule at the office, Dr. Kirk remains very active in the United States Navy Reserve. Dr. Kirk was promoted to the rank of Captain in June 2013. He is currently the Senior Executive for Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes One.
Dr. Kirk also remains active in hospital, dental and civic activities in the surrounding community. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Diplomate of American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Kirk is married to Dr. Ann-Marie Sutherland. They have two daughters, Presley-Kate and Harper-Grace, and one son, Brennan James. His hobbies include training in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jistsu.

May 30, 2017

Travis Hornsby is the man behind the scenes at  It's no lie that dentists enter in the professional world of dentistry with outstanding student debt— more than physicians and lawyers!  Travis Hornsby's goal is to take that student debt and come up with a gameplan for re-payment that will keep your money under your control.  He charges a small consultation fee and in that consultation he will give you a detailed gameplan on how to best use your available finances to pay back your student loans.  The best part is— it's fast!  So you can be done with the burden of debt and get on with your life.

May 26, 2017

We have two very special guests on our latest episode! Our first guest is none other than Lisa Moler, CEO of MedMark, and Publisher of Implant Practice Magazine. She was last heard on Episode 45! We were fortunate enough to be connected with Patrick Porter, PhD, who is a well known author and psychologist. Today, he talks to us about an innovative appliance used to treat sleep apnea, overwhelming stress and allows users to just get a good night's sleep. It's called BrainTap and you can check out more information by visiting
Interested in trying out BrainTap? Receive a 30 day trial, exclusive to this podcast, by visiting

Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D. has been on the cutting edge of brainwave entertainment technology for 25 years. He was a co-developer of the MC2, the first personal light & sound brainwave training machine, voted “Best New Gadget of the Year” at the 1989 Consumer Electronics Show.

His newest device, BrainTap, is distinctively designed to take the Brain Tap Technology sessions to the highest possible level with the addition of light & sound frequencies.

Dr. Porter is known for developing Positive Changes, the largest self-improvement franchise using mind-based technology, making him a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry. Dr. Porter’s successes were featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, People, Entrepreneur and INC magazines, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS and the Discovery Channel. He is a licensed trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is the head of mind-based studies at the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine (IQUIM).

He is the author of seven books including Thrive In Overdrive, How to navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle and the bestseller, Awaken the Genius, Mind Technology for the 21st Century, which was awarded “Best How-To Book of 1994” by the North American Book Dealers Exchange. Most recently, he co-authored with Dr. Bob Hoffman Your Flourishing Brain; How to Reboot Your Brain and Live Your Best Life Now, a book that teaches chiropractors why they must focus on neurological health and brain balance to stay on the leading edge of the profession. His highly anticipated new book, BrainTap, The Ultimate Guide to Relaxing, Rebooting and Strengthening Your Busy Brain is due for release in 2016.

Dr. Porter has produced an arsenal of more than 650 audio-recorded motivational programs and creative visualization processes, and has sold more than 3 million books and recordings worldwide.

May 23, 2017

Speaker, Author and Founder of Crankset Group, Chuck Blakeman, explains how rehumanizing business and giving everyone their brains back truly works if you want to have a successful business.

Chuck Blakeman is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author and world-renowned business advisor who built ten businesses in seven industries on four continents, and now uses his experience to advise others. His company, Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business leaders worldwide. Chuck sold one of his businesses to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America and led three other $10-$100 million companies. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty. Chuck is a results leader with decades of experience leading companies in marketing, import/export, fulfillment, call centers, website development, printing and direct mail processing. Some of Chuck’s customers have included Microsoft, Apple, Eli Lilly, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, Tyco Healthcare, Johns Manville and many more Fortune 5000s and smaller businesses. Chuck is a convention speaker, writer, and non-profit board member. Recent speaking appearances include Kenya, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and across the US. 100+ times a year. Recent print and online appearances include Inc. Magazine (regular contributor), Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine,, He was recently cited in Dr. Stephen Covey’s recent book, The 3rd Alternative. Chuck’s vision is to live well by doing good.

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May 19, 2017

On this episode, award-winning educator, speaker and writer, Teresa Duncan, talks to Justin and Jeff about how more dentists can start moving their patients to yes, simply by having an educated conversation with them about insurance.  Check out her website by going to:

Teresa is a speaker and writer with over 20 years experience in healthcare. Her areas of expertise include revenue protection using proven accounts receivable and insurance methods; and helping doctors and managers establish solid management systems. Recently bestowed the award of Educator of the Year by the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries - a component of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, she understands the importance of continuing education.

Currently she is the Insurance Editor for Dental Product Reports magazine and a contributor to The Progressive Dentist and Dr. Bicuspid. Teresa serves a founding Trustee for the auxiliary-learning focused DALE Foundation. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and the National Speakers Association. She is a proud Lifetime member and Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management.

She was recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report Magazine and is regularly recognized as a Leader in Consulting by Dentistry Today. Most recently she provided consulting assistance in the development of the American Dental Association's Guidelines for Practice Success™. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Marymount University.

May 16, 2017

Strap yourselves in for one hell of an entertaining podcast as we have Dr. Lance Timmerman returning to the show.  He was last seen on Episode 26 way back in the day!  On this episode, Lance talks about how a company that provides SEO to small businesses screwed him over, holding his website content hostage.  Justin and Jeff then go straight to Google to judge Lance's website and SEO... and that is when we stumbled upon some of the hilariously awful patient reviews he has under his belt.

Gabe is notably missing from this episode because he was too busy taking pictures of dick-shaped clouds in Nebraska.

Check out Lance's website and be sure to read some of the hilarious reviews he has received (along with plenty of good ones!) by visiting

PS. Originally, since Justin and Jeff forgot to ask Lance for a song to close his episode out with, we were going to end with "Oops I Did It Again" but Lance ended up requesting Tom Jones' "Mama Told Me Not to Come" — which we're OK with!

Thanks for the giggles, Lance!

May 12, 2017

We were fortunate enough to have a fellow podcaster on the show for the first time on our latest episode.  Michelle Strange, RDH of A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast joined us for a discussion on her podcast workflow, the state of hygiene and, in general, the rest of her story and how she came to be a hygienist.  It's a good content episode, so thank you Michelle, for keeping us focused on the content at hand!  Give their podcast a listen too— after you listen to ours!

A Tale of Two Hygienists with Andrew Johnston, RDH and Michelle Strange, RDH.  This is the BEST dental hygiene podcast out there! You will get up to date information with some real life application. Michelle and Andrew are exactly where you are, hygienists looking to get better! We may not be experts, but we will do our best to get them on the show! Please rate and review us on iTunes and enjoy the show!

May 5, 2017

Dr. Lee Ann Brady lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Kelly and three children Sarah, Jenna and Kyle. She owns Desert Sun Smiles Dental Care, a private restorative practice in Glendale, Arizona. Outside of her private practice, Dr. Brady is the Director of Education for Clinical Mastery, a series of hands-on education programs focused on occlusion and restorative dentistry. She is the founder and lead curator of Restorative Nation, a supportive learning community for dentists.

In 2010 she was recognized by Dental Products Report as one of the “Top 25 Women Dentists in the U.S.” in the category of dental educators.

In 2005 she joined the non-profit Pankey Institute as their first female resident faculty member. Within a year she was promoted to Clinical Director and held this position until November of 2008. In 2008 she was asked to join Dr. Frank Spear in the formation of Spear Education and the expansion of his curriculum. As the Executive VP of Clinical Education at Spear Education, she managed the development and delivery of all programs in addition to her teaching responsibilities. In 2011 she left Spear Education to focus more on patient care and hands-on education.

Dr. Brady is on the editorial board of Inside Dentistry, DentalTown magazine and The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.  She has published articles in Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), General Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Seattle Study Club Journal, Oral Health Journal (Canada), DentistryIQ, Women Dentist Journal, Inside Dentistry, DentalTown Magazine, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Practice Report, Private Dentistry (UK), Journal of Dental Technology, and other print and web publications.

She is a frequent presenter at local, state, national and international dental meetings such as the ADA Annual Session, AACD Annual Meeting, Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Texas Dental Association Annual Meeting, Yankee Dental Congress and Florida National Dental Congress. She is a Guest Presenter at the Pankey Institute and teaches Continuing Education for the University of Florida College of Dentistry and University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Dr. Brady earned her D.M.D. degree from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.

Being a lifelong learner, she dedicates countless hours to studying and understanding occlusion, restorative dentistry and dental materials performance. She enjoys researching and teaching these clinical disciplines as well as patient communications, case acceptance and team development. She is passionate about solving complex cases, understanding the needs and concerns of her patients, facilitating the success of colleagues, and helping dentists find balance in their lives.

May 2, 2017

On our latest episode, Justin and Gabe have a chat with Vincent Cardillo of Dental Management Innovations.  They discuss stages of the stages of grown of a business, operations, metrics, business models back office infrastructure and much more.  Visit Vincent's website at

Apr 28, 2017

We were lucky enough to have a couple of lovely ladies join us in Studio 1-A for the latest episode which centers around the discussion of drama in the dental office.  Our favorite guest and Queen of The Worms, Erin Elliott, DDS and her Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator, Brianne Bove joined us in-studio from Post Falls, Idaho.

It's always a pleasure to have you both in Rapid City, whether it be for training, podcasting or just visiting!  Cheers!

Dr. Erin Elliott was born and raised in Southern California. She played soccer at Houghton College, a small Christian college in Western New York. She attended dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she graduated in the top 5 of her class.

Dr. Elliott is committed to attending continuing education classes and is active in the local and state dental organizations and societies. She has a special interest in screening and treating snoring and sleep apnea. In addition, she has authored several articles in national dental journals and lectures extensively. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She is a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and is now serving as their president.”

Dr. Elliott spends her free time with her stay-at-home husband, Tom, who is an active Ironman competitor, and her two sons. She also enjoys spending time with friends, golfing, traveling, playing soccer, reading, and serving her community.

Check out Erin's practice at

Apr 25, 2017

Ignite Your Dental Assistants!  Metaphorically, of course... don't actually set them on fire.  We have an Advocate for Today's Dental Assistants on the latest podcast.  Check out what Kevin Henry of IgniteDA ( has to say about utilizing your dental assistants and making sure they are as invested in your business as you are.  It's not surprise the dentist is the top earning employee in any practice— but where do the dental assistants fall?  It's a question you'll be asking yourself while listening to the latest episode with Kevin Henry.


Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Lipscomb is a native of Richmond Virginia, and loves practicing in his home town.  A graduate of VCU,  Dr. Lipscomb provides a hometown environment.  He has also completed over 1000 hours of continuing dental education, and can provide extended services such as orthodontics, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.   Away from the office, Dr. Lipscomb is a father of two exciting children and loves spending time with his wife, Missy.  Dr. Lipscomb is also co-host of The Dental Hacks with Dr. Alan Mead.  Check them out at

Apr 14, 2017

Justin recently sat down with Carrie Brown Ibbetson, an oral health coach, while he was in Orange County, California, finishing up Session 3 of his Implant Pathway continuum.

Apr 4, 2017

Justin catches up with Mike Freimuth, Philip Gordon and Nick Dovey after a busy weekend of dental implant training in Orange County, California.  Philip and Nick had recently completed Session 3 of Dr. Moody's and Dr. Freimuth's Implant Pathway, which they then discuss their experience in detail.

Learn more about Implant Pathway by visiting

Apr 1, 2017

Believe it or not, folks... Dentists, Implants and Worms have made it to Episode 100!  In celebration of our huge milestone episode, we decided to try out something different by featuring some of our closest friends and supporters on the show.  In short, it didn't go well due to technical difficulties— mainly because the three of us are Skype newbies. (Yeah, we'll work on that.)

Regardless of the "shit show" when it came to Skype, we managed to make the best of it by briefly connecting with our biggest fans: Mike Freimuth, DDS; The Dental Hacks Podcast (Alan Mead, DDS and Jason Lipscomb, DDS); Erin Elliott, DDS; Lisa Moler; The Life and Dentistry Podcast; Danny Domingue, DDS.

Perhaps, even more notably, The Worm himself— John Landers, DDS— decided to grace us with his presence.

I promise you there IS some dental content discussed around the 1 hour 20 minute mark (thank you Dr. Domingue).  All in all though, it was a greatly entertaining podcast and I truly mean it when I say that I've never had so much fun taking around 3 hours of technical difficulties and non-sequiters and cutting it down to a super-sized (1 hour and 40 minutes) episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms.

We can't thank ALL 100 of our previous guests enough.  Trust us, if we were able to, we would have Skyped you all in, but as you can tell from listening to this episode, we could barely handle 8 guests, let alone 100.

Here's to another 100 episodes of the podcast that navigates you through the world of dentistry, one vodka-soda at a time!  Thank you for listening and supporting us, and cheers!

Mar 28, 2017

A ghost from the world of dentistry's past walked through the doors of the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit and we were lucky enough (and honored) to sit him down for a tell-all interview.  Ryan Swain is the founder and former CEO of Six Month Smiles.  He has not been in the world of dentistry for at least the last four years and has in the process become somewhat missing in action.  Suddenly he showed up for the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit and we just had to hear his story and see what he's up to.

Ryan speaks about his history with Six Month Smiles and also goes into the gut-wrenching divorce that has forced him to audit his life and his priorities.  He has a simple warning for all dentists, businessmen, businesswomen— people who work hard and are extremely driven by nature— "slow your ass down and learn to say no sometimes."  This is a piece of honest advice that all dentists, businessmen and women should take to heart.

To find a balance on this hamster wheel of life— that is truly the key to finding peace and happiness.

Along with Ryan Swain and the usual suspects, Justin, Gabe and Jeff, we were also joined by Danny Domingue.  We wish Ryan Swain all the luck and good fortune as he continues his journey on the hamster wheel. We would definitely love to have him back!

Mar 24, 2017

At the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit, we had the chance meet a group of really enthusiastic dentists who have recently decided to get into the dental podcast world.  Life and Dentistry is the dental podcast where real people, real stories, and real life come together.  It's a brand new podcast hosted by Matthew Whitson, John Wesley, Joseph Blalock and Cole Hackett.  Thanks, guys for the great podcast and we are so looking forward to seeing where your new podcast takes you!

Check out their podcast on iTunes!

Mar 21, 2017

Back again from the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit in Nashville, TN as Gabe and Justin interview Jonathan VanHorn, CPA/ABV, the Chief of Accounting, Tax, and Coaching at DentistMetrics, about the financial side of dental practice management. Jonathan shares his thoughts and advice on starting a dental practice, financial mistakes, loans, interest, and taxes.

To learn more about Jonathan VanHorn’s company DentistMetrics, visit:

Listen to Jonathan VanHorn’s podcast “Start Your Dental Practice here:

Mar 17, 2017

Dr. Nicholas is a Maryland area dentist who is part of a tradition of dental comfort and care. Dr. Nicholas, a 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer. He continually educates himself and his staff on the latest techniques and advances to provide advanced, antiseptic, comfortable and personalized dental care for you and your family.

Dr. Nicholas has completed courses in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, periodontal (gum) therapy and infection control. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Mar 14, 2017

Bradley F. Bale, MD

Bradley F. Bale, MD co-founded the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. He is a principal instructor in the Bale/Doneen Method, training other medical providers across the country. He has a private clinical practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves as the medical director of the Heart Health Program for Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas.

Thomas Larkin, DDS

Dr Larkin is a native of Omaha Nebraska and a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry.

In October of his senior year, Dr Larkin leased a space, designed an office and obtained a construction and equipment loan. On subsequent weekends, he and his roommates remodeled the space. Shortly before graduation he received an offer to join a prominent crown and bridge practice in another state. He sold his newly built office to a fellow classmate. When most senior students were preoccupied with passing their national board exams, Dr Larkin had already built and sold his first office. He has built several practices in his 17 years of private practice and his practices have consistently been in the top 5% of profitability percentages nationwide.
In 1995 he began to teach part time at the Creighton School of dentistry and authored a practice management handbook for a lunch and learn series that he gave.” Starting and Building a dental practice in the 21stcentury.  He received the outstanding teacher award in his first year of teaching. The first and only time a part time instructor had received that award.

In 1997 he assisted in developing specialized financial and management services for dental clientele of one of the leading healthcare centered accounting firms in the Midwest.

In 1998 He developed and eventually sold one of the first dental e-commerce web sites on the internet, At the same time he completed the first Web Development and e-commerce curriculum offered at the University of Nebraska.Since that time he has done practice management and Internet marketing consulting.
Most recently he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry from 2009 to 2013. For 2 years he was co-course director of the practice management class and developed the curriculum entitle "The Business of Dentistry, A Mini MBA".

In 2016 his MBA course became a part of the pre-launch curriculum for, a dental start-up company. He also made several presentations on entrepreneurship nationally for Idealpractices.

In 2017, He is the newly appointed clinical director for "Oral Systemic Practice" at the Productive Dentist Academy and continues to advocate for the independent practice of dentistry.

His relocation to Lexington fulfills a life long dream to be located at the center of the horse world. His hobbies include thoroughbred racing, home improvements, and fishing. His Daughter is a graduate of Centre College and lives in Louisville.

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