Dentists, Implants and Worms

Dentists, Implants and Worms: Helping you navigate the world of dentistry— one vodka-soda at a time! We're not your average dental podcast. Join Dr. Justin Moody in Rapid City's Podcast Studio 1-A every week with a variety of personalities joining him as co-hosts— the impeccable Gabe Olson and the Renaissance Millennial, Jeffrey Alan Smith! Dr. Justin Moody invites dozens upon dozens of his colleagues, mentors and inspirations in the world of dentistry. We interview them live via Skype and/or in the Studio. We are unfiltered and have no format— just good, honest conversation and a whole lot of Fireball. Cheers!
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Aug 30, 2016

We had a great time chatting with Weston Lunsford of Dental Intel, which is a web-based practice intelligence platform that will change the way you conduct business, keep records, analyze data and eventually grow your business and increase your revenue.  It was pretty fascinating to hear about Weston's journey from being a rancher to CEO of Dental Intel.

Reach out to Weston at and chat with him about your practice for 30min and he will, in his words, light your practice up!

He also brought on a special guest of his own— the Co-Founder and CEO of the Productive Dentistry Academy (PDA) in Washington state.

Do yourself and your practice a favor... definitely check out Dental Intel at and Productive Dentist Academy at

"At Dental Intelligence, we have one simple purpose - To help dentists improve team performance, value and overall culture in the practice.

Everything we do emanates emotion, inspires engagement, and enables enrichment around that one purpose. We're all about creating value. We're passionate about what we do... and how we do it. We trust in each other and in our abilities to create something special, something unique, something impactful. We make the difference... for our team, our customers, our partners, and shareholders.

We invite all dentists, dental practice owners and dental practice team members including coaches and consultants to try us out. Give us a call and let's see what we can do together. You'll be glad you did and I know that incredible will happen!" — Weston Lunsford, CEO

Aug 26, 2016

Our special guest for today's podcast is the legendary, Dr. Robert Emery, straight from Washington D.C.  Dr. Emery is a visionary. He listens, analyzes, and collaborates with teams of professionals to make those visions a reality for both patients and fellow dentists.  Check out his beautiful practice at

Dr. Emery was raised in Chicago, Illinois and presently resides in McLean, Virginia.  He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he met Kathy, his wife to whom he has been married since 1980.  Subsequently he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Illinois and a simultaneous Bachelor of Science Degree in Dentistry. Upon completing his dental degrees, he obtained a certificate in a hospital-based General Practice Residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. During this program Dr. Emery received advanced training managing special needs patients and the geriatric population. Following this, he received his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from the University of Maryland where he received extensive training in orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial trauma.

Rotations included the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon (diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a fellow and member of many recognized national and international dental, facial cosmetic surgery, and dental implant organizations. He is actively involved in training oral and maxillofacial surgery residents at the Washington Hospital Center. He is on the staff of the Children's Hospital National Medical Center and George Washington Hospital.

Dr. Emery has devoted his professional career to all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice with special interests in the treatment of dental implants, impacted teeth, orthognathic surgery, and delivery of the highest quality sedation and anesthesia services. To keep abreast of the latest developments in OMS, Dr. Emery has always exceeded the continuing education requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Dr. Emery has always placed a great emphasis on dental implant surgery and reconstruction. He received the Nobelpharma Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research Award and Grant, from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research Foundation. This grant was used to study a novel technique for placing dental implants. In addition, Dr. Emery has received funding for numerous clinical trials involving new implant designs and surgical techniques. Dr. Emery is a founding partner in a dental instrument manufacturing company that designs novel instumentation for dental surgeons worldwide. X-Nav Technologies LLC. He lectures extensively, both local and nationally on all aspects of implant reconstruction and placement.

Dr. Emery has a long history of leadership within the dental community. He has served many years on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Dental Society and served as President (2014-2015). He is past President of the District of Columbia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and President of the Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a founding member of the Renaissance Dental Study Group. This group provides continuing education to the local dental community.

Dr. Emery’s interests include sharing his wife’s artwork and that of other local artists with the community. He enjoys skiing, golf, and participates in triathlons and endurance sports including swimming across the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Emery and his wife share a common interest in breeding and raising Amazon parrots and Newfoundland dogs.


  • American Dental Association
  • District of Columbia Dental Society
  • Maimonidies Dental Society
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • District of Columbia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Sleep Disorders Association

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Children's Hospital National Medical Center


A few dental-related topics we discuss with Dr. Emery:


  • What is dynamic image navigation and how long has it been available to dentists?
  • What got you interested in dynamic navigation?
  • What are the basic components of a dynamic navigation system and what is new and different about the X-Guide?
  • What are the steps for planning and implementation of dynamic navigation?
  • What does the literature say about the accuracy of dynamic image navigation compare with freehand and static guidance?
  • What are the advantages of using dynamic navigation vs. static guides?
  • Will this technology make a dentist more efficient?
  • Can the technology be used with both a standard analog approach and in a fully digital approach?
  • What does the future hold for dynamic navigation in dentistry?

Thank you for being a guest on our show, Dr. Emery!  To check out more information about X-NAV technologies, please visit

Aug 23, 2016

Today marks episode number fifty on Dentists, Implants and Worms!  And to celebrate, we were graced with the presence of a certain WORM who hasn't joined us since episode fourteen.  We took this special episode as an opportunity to reflect on the previous fifty guests we've had on the show and tell The Worm about what he missed.  It's just us on this episode, folks, so prepare yourselves for something a little different!

Aug 19, 2016

Tonight's episode is titled: "Hacking The System During a Night Attack at Scam School Using Bizarre Magic" or simply, "BRIAN FREAKIN' BRUSHWOOD!"

That's right, folks, we hustled our way into getting the podcasting extraordinaire, Brian Brushwood in Studio 1-A with us for the latest episode.  If you don't know who he is, shame on you.  Go to YouTube and look up "Scam School" or "Hacking the System" or "Night Attack" — you know what?  Just Google Brian Brushwood and prepare to laugh your ass off... a lot.

To say Brian is a cool guy is an understatement.  He's pretty down to earth for being a hotshot podcast and YouTube celebrity, you know?  We talked about so many things in tonight's podcast that... well, I just can't really list them all because we zipped along.  Someone must have put something in our drinks to make us zip through these topics.

Justin did provide some free dental advice in a rapid fire dental consultation.  And it looks like there's something brewing for next June in South Dakota.  So, stay tuned, friends.

Here's a little, official, biography on Brian:

Host of Scam School for Discovery & Hacking The System for NatGeo. Two Billboard #1 comedy albums. Eats fire. Sticks nails in eyes. Jackass dancer?

That's all you really need.  Check him out.  His twitter handle is @shwood and his website is, you guessed it,

Thank you for being on the show, Brian!  I have a feeling we will be seeing you again sometime soon... perhaps... in studio next year?


Aug 16, 2016

What happens when Rally Week takes over Rapid City, South Dakota and two of three hosts are hardcore bikers?  Well, that means we fall behind on episodes.  Not on my watch though.  In this episode, I went rogue and decided to host this thing by myself.  Whether that's a good idea or not... it happened.  I did happen to drag a dental-related guest into the studio with me, so believe it or not, you will hear some relevant content!

In all seriousness, this was a fun podcast that gave a lot of insight into what ProSmiles Dental Studio does.  I had little to no idea that there was such an exceptional level of artistic talent when it came to making teeth right here in Rapid City.

John Watts is a great guy to work with.  His freelance work for our office here along with his full time sales and marketing work for ProSmiles is truly inspiring.  I won't go into too many details here... you'll just have to listen!

Check out ProSmiles Dental Studio at if you are looking for a lab that will handle your case with sincere passion and superb craftsmanship!

Aug 12, 2016

Justin and Gabe (apparently 9am was too early for Jeff to make it) had a chance to speak to Tom Zgainer, CEO and Founder of America's Best 401k... a company that has reached notoriety due to the influence, support and leadership of Tony Robbins.  In this podcast, they discuss financial strategies and best practices for rescuing your retirement and planning for the best future possible.

Tom has spent the last 30 years working with businesses small and large to provide superior retirement plan, employee benefit, and payroll solutions for their employees. Over the past 12 years, he has helped over 3000 companies establish a new or improved retirement plan. Working directly with plan sponsors, Tom and his team help create strategies and solutions for their retirement plans that meet both individual and corporate objectives. Prior to founding America’s Best 401k, Tom worked for two national record keepers in Sr. sales management positions and was also the Vice President of Corporate Retirement plans for Personal Capital, a Silicon Valley based digital wealth management firm. He started his business career with Paychex in 1983.

We can't thank you enough for being on the show, Tom!  If any of our listeners are interested in more information, please e-mail Tom at

You may also check out America's Best 401k's website at

Aug 9, 2016

Wendy has been called the world’s most famous hygienist.  She is a highly productive practicing hygienist, strategic advisor, international speaker, trainer, consultant and coach. She has directly coached more than 3,718 dental practices in 12 countries around the world.  She has the longest track record of doubling hygiene production.

Wendy has a unique way of connecting with hygienists, they listen to one of their own!

She has consulted and worked with some of the biggest and fastest growing private dental practices, as well as some of the largest DSO organizations in both the United States and Australia, including Heartland Dental, Mortenson Dental & Dental Corp.

As a speaker, she has shared the stage with every “name” in dentistry including; Dr. Tom Orent, Woody Oakes, and the Dawson Academy.  She has appeared at the Chicago Midwinter, the Yankee Dental Meeting, The Greater New York Dental Meeting, The Townie Meeting, Rocky Mountain Dental Implant Institute, The Big Apple Meeting, CDA in San Francisco, the Laser Clinician’s Meeting, and the Academy for General Dentistry.

Her own conferences have included Bill Rancic, James Malinchak (The Secret Millionaire), Rulon Gardner (Olympic Gold Medalist), Larry Gelwix, Dr. Justin Moody, and Samantha Meis (from Shark Tank).

She is a published author for RDH magazine, Dental Town, Dental Economics, The Journal of Practical Dental Hygiene, The AGD Impact, Henry Schein, and others.

Hygiene is her passion… and exploding hygiene productivity, case acceptance and profits are her areas of expertise.

Aug 5, 2016



Our latest episode features Lisa Moler CEO of MedMark, and Publisher of Implant Practice Magazine.  If you haven't checked out Implant Magazine— you'll need to!  More information below.  Lisa explains to us how Implant Practice Magazine began and what the future of the magazine looks like.

Implant Practice US is an exciting journal that is purely dedicated to the fastest growing sector in dental treatment.

It contains high quality practical case studies aimed at keeping clinicians up to date with all the latest issues and challenges facing Implantology.

Originally created in the UK Implant Practice US is dedicated to present only peer review clinical cases and holds an esteemed editorial advisory board.

However, unique from other journals Implant Practice US combines clinical cases with practice profiles, valuable practice management articles and product information.

Bridging the gap between specialties Implant Practice US focuses solely on implant dentistry and mail to a targeted blend of the three specialties including Oral Surgery, Periodontists and Prosthodontists along with various general practitioners placing and restoring implants.

Aug 2, 2016

It's time to start running your business like a celebrity and make some money doing it!  That's kind of the approach behind Josh Elledge's Public Relations enterprise,  He claims that you can't just sit behind a computer and keyboard and expect your business to grow from there.  Sure that CAN happen— but you need to get out on your feet and EARN your public relations, your spotlight, your business, etc.  Here in Studio 1-A... we agree with him!

We had a fantastic hour long chat with Josh as he delved into his experiences in public relations, his own successes and failures as a business owner and, you have to listen for this reason alone, he gives us tons of FREE information on public relations.  And it's actually useful stuff!

Interestingly enough, Josh has another successful website that he is running.  It's called and it's sole purpose is to help you reduce the cost of your grocery bill each month.  It's a really cool coupon blog that every household should check out.  Josh has had a crazy amount of success with this website!

Again, check out and, of course, check out