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 24, 2016

You ready for this one?  We had not only a very cool, laid back guy on the latest episode, but he just so happens to be a celebrity— a legit celebrity.  Check it out!

A direct quote from the bio section of Randy's Twitter handle: "Part of the hot Teen Mom 2 grandparent crew. By hot, I mean sweaty."  Oh, and he's a general detnist in Vermillion, South Dakota too.  But, we're obviously more interested in the fact that HE WAS ON MTV's TEEN MOM!!!!!!!

All joking aside, this was a really fun podcast that touched on the Teen Mom fame that Randy has experienced, but we also talked about his experience in dentistry and how he got wrapped up in this crazy world.  What's even better is that he was outside for this whole thing— made us very jealous since we were locked up in this sweaty podcast studio the whole time.

Fun fact: We were Randy's first podcast.  How special.  Here's what he had to say about it on Twitter: "My first appearance on a podcast. If you are into semi-unprofessional talk by dentists"  Semi-unprofessional talk by dentists is damn right, Houska!

You can, of course, watch Randy Houska and his daughter Chelsea on MTV's original series, Teen Mom 2.  If you are curious about Randy's dental practice, check it out by going to

We can't thank you enough for taking time out of your lovely, quiet evening just to chat with the three stooges over here in Rapid City.  You have an inspiring story and a pretty darn successful practice!  We'll stay in touch for sure.  Come out for some pheasant hunting with us!


Jun 21, 2016

Today's special guest was none other than Dr. Snapchat himself, Dr. Daniel Rubinshtein— straight from Brooklyn, New York!  Dr. Rubinshtein is one of the most passionate and visionary dentists we have had the opportunity to have on our podcast.  He is a cosmetic dentist that has worked in New York and in Florida, but has recently gained notoriety for using Snapchat to broadcast his work to the masses.  We talk about some of the trends of social media and how it can make you, the dentist, all the more attractive to potential patients.

Dr. Rubinshtein graduated from the prestigious Yale University, where he completed his general practice residency. Dr. Rubinshtein also is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry where he received his doctor of dental surgery degree. At NYUCD, Dr. Rubinshtein was a member of the Aesthetic Honors program where he displayed his artistic and keen eye for beauty. He won first place in the Empire State Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry smile makeover campaign, a prestigious recognition in the dental community, and placed among the top ranking dentists at the national American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Conference.

Dr. Rubinshtein’s desire to help others who are less fortunate has been apparent in his involvement with many charities from oral cancer to feeding the homeless. His time spent on several dental outreaches that served under privileged communities throughout the country, displays his genuine concern for not only the art of dentistry but also the importance of dental health. He also has been part of the growing and exceptional program LEAP, where Dr. Rubinshtein has been invited on numerous occasions to fly out to UCLA and be a mentor for students looking for leadership and motivation.

Dr. Rubinshtein was born to two parents who are dentists themselves. Thus, the innate ability is not only nature, but nurture as well. He developed a passion for dentistry at a very early age, growing up and learning alongside his parents in their Brooklyn dental practice. He would spend summers at their practice zealous to learn and please, and acquiring the dual ability of the meticulous craft of dental artistry and the gentle care patients need.

Check out Dr. Rubenshtein's beautifully crafted website at http://www.drrubinshtein.comyou can also send him an e-mail at  You can find him on instagram @dr_rubinshtein and, of course, on Snapchat @drubinshtein !  Thank you so much for being a guest on our show, Dr. Rubninshtein.  We'll Snapchat you sometime!


Jun 17, 2016
Wanna make it rain? Rob James will show you the way. On today's podcast, we have a good friend of ours, Rob James, tell us all about financial planning for you, your practice and your employees. We go everywhere from Rob's secret hobbies to investments to life insurance to motorcycles.

Thank you, Rob, for being on the show!  We'll see about you coming back on sometime in the near future!
Jun 14, 2016

We had the incredible pleasure of having Lieutenant Commander Stephen Johndreau join us straight from the Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for our recent podcast.  Topics include employment opportunities in the United States military, the current state of unemployment in this country, the challenges of finding good employees for your practice, a brief rant from Justin and the dangers of cat scratch fever.

Stephen has an amazing history with the United States Marine Corps. and his message is very inspirational!

Thank you so much, Stephen, for taking the time to join us on the show.  Fun fact: we originally had Stephen as a guest for our seventeenth episode but some unfortunate audio issues on our end rendered the episode intolerable to listen through.  The fact is that Stephen had way too important of a message and was way too good of a guest to toss to the curb, so we had to have him on again.  So, extra thanks goes to Stephen for being patient with us and coming back on the show.

If you have any questions concerning opportunities that may be available for you in the United States military, please feel free to e-mail Stephen at

Jun 10, 2016

You all heard the last one... now it's part two— a follow-up immediately after Dr. Elliott's exceptional sleep course.

Thank you so much for being a loyal fan of our podcast and for being an amazing guest, Erin!  Let's do it again!

Feel free to e-mail Erin with any questions or inquiries at

Jun 8, 2016

This is the podcast we've all been waiting for!  We've been hyping this guest up for a few weeks now and finally, Erin Elliot, DDS has arrived.  We had such a blast with her and her partner-in-crime Bri Bove that we're going to go ahead and release two parts to this episode.  Yep, that's right... another two-part podcast! 

Dr. Elliott was out here in Rapid City, SD because she was teaching a course on sleep and how it relates to dentists.  She conducted several sleep studies while she was out here and we just had to take advantage and have her on the show!

Part Two will be a follow up after the course had completed.  You know, for some reflection, commentary and, of course, post-course drinks.

Thank you so much for being a loyal fan of our podcast and for being an amazing guest, Erin!  Let's do it again!

Feel free to e-mail Erin with any questions or inquiries at

Jun 3, 2016

Dr. Cynthia K. Brattesani joined the worms in podcast studio 1-A for the latest podcast.  After meeting her and chatting with her via Skype, we can easily say Cynthia is our favorite Italian dentist.  She is a very successful dentist in the Bay Area— and we can totally see why!  Not only is she very knowledgeable, focused, driven— all of those make for a great dentist, of course.  But what really resonated with us is her quote, "Smile often and see what happens."  That is a great philosophy for a dentist to embrace.  For everyone to embrace, really.

It was a pleasure having Dr. Brattesani as our guest for this podcast.  We had so much fun getting to know her story!  Thank you, Cynthia!  Until next time—

From Cynthia's website, which can be found at

Dr. Cynthia K. Brattesani, DDS, is fast becoming one of the best-known figures in the dental industry. She has written dozens of articles for professional journals and websites including Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, SideKick, Women's Dental Journal, and she is a frequent lecturer at conferences and dental schools on a variety of topics..

Dr. Brattesani received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1989, and joined the practice of her brother, Steven J. Brattesani in San Francisco and Dr. William van Dyk in the East Bay as an associate the same year.

After working as an associate for more than a decade, Dr. Brattesani opened her own practice in 2002, and it has become one of the fastest-growing dental practices in the Bay area since then.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Dental Association's "Golden Apple" Award for Outstanding New Dentist Leader in 1996, and the U.S. Medal of Merit for outstanding public service for the City of San Francisco Earthquake. In 2015 she was honored with the UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Award.

She has served in many positions and remains an active member of The American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS) of which she served as president. Very early in her career, she became a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Brattesani’s passion is innovation serving on many advisory dental boards. Dedicated to the advancement of dentistry, she is a proud member of the Spear Education Faculty Club requiring hundreds of hour of continuing education.

In 2013 she was appointed to the Management Committee of CDA Cares -- managing a dental clinic providing millions of dollars of free dentistry to thousands of the undeserved population. Dr Brattesani was recently quoted in a local dental newsletter stating: “Volunteering for me is a matter of the heart. It offers gifts often disguising themselves in the actual work. It offers me a lesson of humility and the value of courage to make me stand in something that I truly believe in. Volunteering together for the common good allows me to recognize what is truly extraordinary in the world. And once you open your heart----there is no turning back."

In 2015, she was honored with the UCSF 150th Alumni Award, an honor of great distinction.