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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May 31, 2016

Some major things happened on tonight's podcast.  Our guest was none other than Jim Perry, the COO and VP of Affordable Dentures and Implants— plus a colleague of Justin's.  He shared plenty of his insight and business acumen— how it relates to dentistry and how dental schools just do not prepare their future doctors properly.  A bit of a bombshell was dropped when his departure from ADI was brought up.  Looks like he's going to dental school!

From Affordable Dentures and Implants:

Since joining Affordable Care in 2001 as director of professional development, James Perry was promoted to vice president of dental placement and, subsequently, to vice president of practice operations before being named chief operating officer. Mr. Perry was responsible for conceptualizing and forming the COO Study Club among a group of his colleagues in the Association of Dental Support Organizations. Prior to Affordable Care, he worked in the executive search industry for a subsidiary of publicly traded company. Mr. Perry holds a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He is married with three daughters.

The other big reveal?  After 28 episodes, Gabe Olson now officially has a cartoon of himself for our podcast website and promotional material.  Welcome to the family, Gabe.

Now, if only we could get "The Worm" to appear on OUR podcast sometime...

Until next time,


May 27, 2016

JoAn Majors is a long-time colleague and dear friend of Justin's— and we had the excellent opportunity to have her come visit Podcast Studio 1-A for our latest episode.  JoAn, as you will soon find out, has a firey sense of passion, drive and razor sharp wit.  It was a lot of fun to have her on the show and to have her visit our office here in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Here's a biography about JoAn directly from her website at

JoAn Majors has figured out that having great information in a seminar today just isn’t enough. With on line availability consultants, coaches and business folks converging on the dental market, it takes much much more! It is about an experience. Entertainment and education backed by real research are bedrock to all her one day seminars as well as any DBC 2 day Signature Event. All programs start with an in-depth conversation and research on those attending as well as those co-sponsoring. One day events include a pre-lecture dinner meeting with the major players. This allows JoAn to personalize each and every lecture and highlight the unique information based on real research. Her quest to meet and exceed expectations is congruent with her talent to ask each and every audience what they want to walk away with. Much like they ask patient’s in their Texas practice.

Also, if you needed any further proof at how effective of a trainer JoAn Majors is— here's a few testimonies from some of her colleagues that attended her speaking engagements:

"We immediately put JoAns principles to work in our practice and noticed and overwhelming change in case acceptance. Each member of our team have commented on "loving their jobs again"- feeling as thought they have a renewed sense of purpose in our office and tin the field of dentistry. We are no longer treating mouths but developing relationships with our patients, offering them choices and ultimately offering them hope. It is refreshing to come to work everyday! Thank you, JoAn you have inspired us all and sparked a flame in each of us. We look forward to the time we meet again. We would travel twice the distance to learn from you and we encourage every dentist and team to do so..." - Andrea Legault: Dental Spouse & Manager, British Columbia

"JoAn has an exceptional spirit that is infectious and lifts those around her. As importantly, she possesses a wealth of dental practice know-how and experience that is provided to clients with ease and grace. Her systems and methods are useful, unique, accessible and proven through years of implementation and refinement. Over my 20 years in and out of dental practices, I have not met anyone that has more knowledge about what truly makes a successful dental practice. Unlike most, she quickly puts at ease both the dentist and their staff. In addition to access to her critical industry knowledge, she is a wonderful person to be around and makes anyone who meets her simile. She is a wonderful mother, dental spouse and friend. I highly recommend JoAn and hope those reading this are lucky enough to enjoy her services."

- James Dunn: VP – Corporate Development & Pentegra Dental Group, Inc.

You have to check out more about her services and products that can easily change the way JoAn can single-handedly change the way your team operates and grow your business.  She's a truly inspiring force in the world of dentistry!

Thank you so much for spending a few days with us in Rapid City— and thanks for the great podcast, JoAn!  Until next time— cheers!

May 24, 2016

It's time to go TOTALLY ORAL with The Worms... Oh, and Dr. Lance Timmerman too.

Lance Timmerman was Podcast Studio 1-A's latest guest and, man, was this episode irreverent as hell.  We think some dental topics may have been discussed...?? 

Jeff was notably missing from this episode due to hurt feelings after being called a Pasty Gangsta on the previous podcast.  Tune in next time to see if he was fired or not.

Definitely give Totally Oral ( a listen on iTunes.  This is the podcast where "Dr. Lance Timmerman discusses the OTHER side of dentistry. Warts and all. Current materials, current methods, old people."  It's pretty good, but it's no Dentists, Implants and Worms.

Oh, and here's a cheap plug for Dr. Timmerman's professional website,

Thanks for the laughs, Timmerman!  We'll work on getting you back here in due time.  Cheers!

May 20, 2016

It's the 25th episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms!  How time has flown by... Remember in our first few episodes we included a shout-out to a fellow dentist who sent us three lovely mugs with our logo and characters on it?  Well, that was Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver from Great Lakes Dentistry in Royal Oak, Michigan and he happens to be our guest for this milestone episode of the show.

Not only is Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver (Dr. SVDV?) known for his excellent work in the world of dentistry (just check out his Google reviews for proof of that!) but he also runs his own, very unique podcast portal specifically for dental podcasts.  It's called Practice in a Pod and it is just a small example of how passionate Dr. SVDV is about dentistry.

We discuss a wide variety of things... the normal BS, some dental stuff, podcast shop-talk, etc.  You'll just have to listen.  We also pay respect to the late Prince with one of Jeff's song choices.  Feel free to skip that.  Too many drinks that evening.

Check out Practice in a Pod at and also check out Shawn's dental practice at

Thank you so much for being on the show, Shawn!  We'll be sure to have you back in the next 25 episodes.  Cheers!

May 17, 2016

Podcast Studio 1-A was recently graced with the presence of local pharmacology expert and Medicine Shoppe owner, Dr. Curt Rising— who also happens to be a lifelong friend of Justin's.  Curt gives us some insight into the best practices for prescribing medication in relation to dental work, implant placement and also talks about the recovery process behind oral surgery.  Justin and Curt also discuss the pros and cons, and what their preferences are for certain steroids used in the recovery period after oral surgery.

Definitely check out the Medicine Shoppe in Rapid City, SD if you are looking for a new pharmacy for your personal prescriptions or if you are a local dentist looking for an experienced pharmacist that knows pain management when it comes to dentistry. 

Thanks, Dr. Rising, for the awesome time in the studio.  Great information!

May 13, 2016

When you purchase an expensive 3D printer for your practice, there is no doubt that it will change your practice's productivity and offer some amazing solutions for your patients and staff.  However, it can also be really fun to play with— as we've learned on our recent episode with Dr. Michael Scherer.  He has spent many, many hours perfecting his craft with his office's 3D printer that has actually become quite the 3D printer master.  He knows the open source code... he creates fantastic surgical guides... and, most importantly, he makes rubber duckies!

Dr. Michael Scherer: Board Certified Prosthodontist, Industry innovator and expert in the field of dental implants, dentures, and digital technology.  Michael Scherer, DMD, MS maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Sonora, California. Dr. Scherer is an internationally recognized expert on dental implants, dentures, and digital technology and has published numerous articles in leading dental journals. Over the last five years, his love of education and awareness of the newest practices and products has allowed him to personally teach and coach thousands of dentists, both nationally and internationally, how to replace teeth with dental implants and how to use dental implants to anchor loose dentures. Dr. Scherer is a Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, a Clinical Instructor at University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine, and is a board-certified prosthodontist—an accreditation held by less than 1,000 practitioners worldwide.

Check out Dr. Scherer's beautiful website at

Thank you so much for hanging out with us, Dr. Scherer!  We'll see you next time!

May 11, 2016

Dr. Susan Maples is a Lansing Area native and has practiced dentistry in Holt for 27 years.

“Dentistry is a blessing to me.” Says Susan. “I can’t imagine anything I’d rather be doing than this! It’s a joy to make such a positive difference in the lives of my patients and team members.”

As a life-long student under some of the most renowned teachers in her field, she has successfully blurred the lines between work and play. Enhancing her education is not just a responsibility she holds dear, but a passionate hobby!

Susan is a graduate of East Lansing High School, Denison University (BS), University of Michigan (DDS) and Madonna University (MSBA) Her extensive post-doctorate training in advanced dental studies includes:

  • The Dawson Academy: TMJ, Occlusion and Advanced Restoration
  • Spear Education: Occlusion, Complex Restoration and Cosmetics
  • Louisiana State University Cosmetics Continuum
  • Kois Center: Occlusion, Complex Restoration and Cosmetics
  • Turbyfill Seminars in advanced denture techniques
  • Six Month Smiles: Short term orthodontics

As an active member in two advanced study clubs she studies with peers who are also leaders in advanced restorative, relationship-based dentistry:

She is an active member in the following organizations:

In 1999 Dr Susan was recognized as a leader in professional ethics and was tapped into the honorary society of the American College of Dentists. She participates in the ethics and practice management curriculums at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Susan speaks to dental groups throughout the country in the areas of leadership, team-building, advanced case planning and acceptance, relationship-based target marketing, and growing healthy kids in your dental practice.

With all of her work in advanced dental restoration, Dr. Susan has never outgrown her love for working with children. She is the author and originator of the Hands-On Learning Lab ™ Kit for children, and is being recognized nationally for making a significant difference in children’s oral and physical health.

Susan feels it is also important to give back to our community. Our entire team donates time and care for people who are vulnerable, disabled, medically compromised or financially distraught. She is eager to speak before services organizations or promote children’s health with hands-on learning in our schools. She writes a monthly dental column in Healthy and Fit Magazine and is published in several nationally recognized dental journals including Dental Economics and the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association.

When she’s not practicing dentistry, Susan enjoys leadership coaching, team building and organizational development for several businesses outside of dentistry including Trinity Church.

In her free time Susan loves to hang with her 18 year old son, Hunter. She enjoys skiing (on snow and water), snowboarding, running, weight training, cooking and art.

Find out more about Dr. Maples by visiting her website at and you can also purchase her book "BlabberMouth!: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life" on by clicking this link.

Just remember to skip to CHAPTER EIGHT of her book— that's the sexy part!

Thanks, Susan, for being apart of this awesome episode of our show!

May 6, 2016

"Faster than a speeding jet plane! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!"

Okay, well I don't know about the two parts of that catchphrase, but there is no doubt that burs move faster than a speeding jet engine.  I mean, they have enough power to slice through ZIRCONIA as if it were butter.  Not bad, not bad at all.

Kathy Allen rocks.  And she's from Michigan (go Wolverines!) She came prepared for the podcast with one of the classiest beers out there— Michelob Amberbock.  While it's no vodka soda, it seemed to have done the trick for a highly entertaining podcast.  We'll forgive her this time!

Kathy is an employee of Kerr Dental (, which is understand the strong ideology that dentistry is a science. And an art. They also believe that being a successful dentist is something much more. Being a dentist means mastering an ever-advancing science. Embracing new tools of technology. And steering a growing business in a rapidly changing healthcare market.

We discussed everything from suggested preps for eMax and CADCAM, best protocols for adjustment and polishing porcelin, eMax and Zirconia what dentists can use to remove a Zirconia, eMax and PFM, composite adjustment and polish techniques and finally DO NOT treat your working tool that make you money as a commodity.  Learn invest and organize them— it's key to your success as a dental practitioner.

It was an absolute pleasure to have Kathy on our show.  She was tons of fun.

Until next time— cheers!

May 3, 2016

After a long day of installing a brand new 3-D printer from 365 Printing in our office, Bryce Servine and Holly Tolbert joined Justin and Gabe in Studio 1-A for the 20th episode of our podcast.  It sounds like a great time was had!  Since this is our second 3-D Printing podcast (with one more on deck), you have to admit that 3-D printing must be the next big thing in the world of dentistry.

You can check out more information about 365 Printing by visiting their companies' website at

Also, fun fact: we learned something new about Gabe in this podcast... Gabe likes the goo.  Yep, you read that correctly.  Gabe likes goo.

Thanks for hanging out with us after your hard day of work, Bryce and Holly!  Cheers.

Apr 29, 2016

We had an incredibly insightful conversation with Dr. David Hatcher on the latest episode— discussing Imaging, TMJs, Growth and development, new Imaging technology, Imaging applications and much more!  Dr. Hatcher resides in Sacramento, CA where he practices with Beamreaders and Diagnostic Digital Imaging (DDI).

Dr. Hatcher received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1973. Subsequently he completed two years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service and a one year general practice residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Following three years as an instructor and one year as active director of the general practice residency program and the hospital dental clinic at the University of Washington. Dr. Hatcher completed the graduate program in radiology at the University of Toronto and was granted a specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 1982 and an M.Sc. in 1983. His thesis topic dealt with radiology of mandibular dysfunction.

Dr. Hatcher was an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Division of Radiology for five years at the University of Alberta, Canada. He was also Director of the Temporo mandibular Joint Investigation Unit and Clinic while at the University of Alberta. He has faculty appointments at both the University of California San Francisco and the University of Pacific Dental Schools. He has published many articles and lectured extensively to medical and dental organizations around the World.

Learn more about Dr. Hatcher's work by visiting and

Apr 26, 2016

We're carrying on our streak of orthodontists on the show— this time we had the chance to talk to Dr. Sean K. Carlson, who is a Board Certified Orthodontist who lectures worldwide on CBCT.  Dr. Carlson gave us plenty of insight into how the airway and breathing can be compromised and how orthodontics is the best course of action when putting together a treatment plan.

Dr. Carlson is the owner and operator of his practice, Carlson Orthodontics, and he lectures around the country with Carlson Quintero Seminars. 

Dr. Carlson is a Board Certified Orthodontist who received his dental degree from Harvard University in 1994. There he was awarded the American Association of Orthodontists Award upon graduation for demonstrating exceptional interest in the development of the oro-facial complex. He received both his Orthodontic Specialty training and his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the University of California at San Francisco in 1998.

Dr. Carlson is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he teaches one day a week. He has received several academic research awards including two American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Awards and has published numerous articles and abstracts in the orthodontic literature. He lectures nationally on a variety of clinical and theoretical subjects. His current lecture schedule focuses on three-dimensional imaging in orthodontics and the treatment of dental impactions.

Since 1998, Dr. Carlson has served as a Senior Investigator in the Craniofacial Research and Instrumentation Laboratory at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. His primary focus is on using computer technology to improve the way we study, teach and practice orthodontics. As a result of his research, he has been at the forefront of 3-D imaging technology since it was first introduced to the orthodontic profession. He installed Marin County’s first i-CAT 3-D CBCT x-ray machine in 2008.

Check out the following websites for more information on Dr. Carlson's practice and lectures:

Feel free to e-mail Sean at

Dr. Carlson, it was a pleasure having you on the show with us and an hour truly wasn't enough to get through everything we could have discussed.  We look forward to having you on again!

Until next time, worms... peace out!

Apr 22, 2016

Shon Anderson of B9 Creations in Rapid City joined us in Studio 1-A for our seventeenth episode.  We definitely had a good time... from what we remember.  B9 Creations is a locally founded, owned and operated advanced manufacturing company, specializing in cutting-edge 3-D Printing.  Their newly launched 3-D Printer is called the B9 Creator. 

Here's a little bit more background on Shon:

Prior to joining the B9Creations team in October 2014, Shon spent nearly 20 years growing, developing and leading businesses in the cleantech industry. He worked for small regional firms and fortune 500 companies, aligning and growing businesses around new market opportunities.

With a track record of growing businesses from $5M to $250M+, Shon brings a knowledge of sales, marketing, and customer focus that fits perfectly with B9Creations’ vision for growth and expansion. Shon is actively engaged in our community, serving on boards of multiple companies and charitable organizations. 

To find out the rest of Shon's story, you'll just have to listen to the podcast!

Check out the B9 Creations website at

It was a pleasure, Shon— be sure to drop by again sometime!

Apr 19, 2016

We had the opportunity to have Dr. Tim Davis from Cozad, Nebraska on the latest episode, where we discussed the differences between Short-Term and Long-Term Orthodontics and why FastBraces might be the perfect option for those seeking Orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Tim Davis was born and raised in rural Nebraska and is a native of Cozad. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education with a certification in athletic training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999. Following a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, he found his true passion and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2006, earning his D.D.S. degree. He immediately took the leap of faith into private practice, with Davis Family Dental, LLC opening its doors in Cozad in June of 2006.

Dr. Davis and his wife, TaraLea, have three children; Brady, Blaire and Aniston. They keep him hopping with all of their activities when he's away from the office. Dr. Davis also enjoys hunting, fishing, coaching area youth and most especially, golf. If you're ever looking for a fourth, give him a call. He's always up for hitting the links when time allows!

Dr. Davis is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Sports Dentistry, American Dental Association and Nebraska Dental Association. He has also completed advanced training in implant dentistry earning him his fellowship award in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He is a certified provider of Invisalign® and a Master Affiliate of Fastbraces® Technology. Dr. Davis also represents Fastbraces® as a speaker, providing instruction and information about Fastbraces® Technology to other doctors around the country.

To find out more about Dr. Davis' practice, please visit his website at

If you have any questions for Dr. Davis, you are more than welcome to send him an e-mail at

Thanks for the great episode, Tim!

Apr 15, 2016

We had the pleasure of having Dr. Jeffrey Wiswall, DDS, MS in-studio with us for this episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms.  Fun fact: Dr. Jeffrey Wiswall is currently the ONLY board certified Endodontist in the state of South Dakota.

Endodontists are a rare (and strange) breed of dental specialists... such a rare breed that many dental professionals wonder why these Endodontists go into their specialty to begin with.  That was proven when Gabe asked Dr. Jeff Wiswall if he had lost a bet when he decided to go into Endodontics.

We discussed what sort of an edge board certification can give an endodontist when marketing to the public.  Does the public care about board certification?  Find out Dr. Wiswall's opinion in this episode.

You can check out more of Dr. Wiswall's work by visiting his website at

Great discussion with Dr. Wiswall.  Thank you for being on the show!

Apr 12, 2016

Here's the conclusion— the second part of our interview with Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, DDS. We talk about so many things— too many to list, really. You'll just have to listen. We were amazed by the innovative mind, the down-to-earth personality and, of course, the exquisite taste in wine that Ed expressed to us. Such an honor!

We got the chance to interview Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, DDS— who is notably the father of Mark Zuckerberg (yes, that Mark Zuckerberg). Ed is a fantastic dentist who is just as forward thinking as his son, Mark. In this two-part episode, we were also graced with the presence of Dr. John Landers— so this was our first episode with a full-house in-studio! Not bad for thirteen episodes in.

Dr. Zuckerberg is a 1978 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the Brooklyn V.A. Hospital in 1979 and received advanced training in Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics (Root Canal) and Prosthetics (Crown, Bridges and Dentures). In 1984, Dr. Zuckerberg received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.) recognizing his superior achievements in post-graduate continuing education.

To this day, Dr. Zuckerberg regularly participates in courses to improve his craft utilizing modern techniques and materials. He has consulted with insurance companies and appeared as an expert witness in court. Dr. Zuckerberg has published articles in Dental Journals on his observations and on his development of new techniques and is featured in the September 2010 issue of Dentaltown Magazine where he writes on the use of Social Media (Facebook) for Dentists. His ability to render comprehensive care, while being especially sensitive to the needs of phobic patients, sets him apart from his colleagues. Dr. Zuckerberg’s outside interests include scuba diving, photography and contract bridge.

Apr 8, 2016

We got the chance to interview Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, DDS— who is notably the father of Mark Zuckerberg (yes, that Mark Zuckerberg).  Ed is a fantastic dentist who is just as forward thinking as his son, Mark.  In this two-part episode, we were also graced with the presence of Dr. John Landers— so this was our first episode with a full-house in-studio!  Not bad for thirteen episodes in.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this incredible episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms!

Dr. Zuckerberg is a 1978 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the Brooklyn V.A. Hospital in 1979 and received advanced training in Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics (Root Canal) and Prosthetics (Crown, Bridges and Dentures). In 1984, Dr. Zuckerberg received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.) recognizing his superior achievements in post-graduate continuing education.

To this day, Dr. Zuckerberg regularly participates in courses to improve his craft utilizing modern techniques and materials. He has consulted with insurance companies and appeared as an expert witness in court. Dr. Zuckerberg has published articles in Dental Journals on his observations and on his development of new techniques and is featured in the September 2010 issue of Dentaltown Magazine where he writes on the use of Social Media (Facebook) for Dentists. His ability to render comprehensive care, while being especially sensitive to the needs of phobic patients, sets him apart from his colleagues. Dr. Zuckerberg’s outside interests include scuba diving, photography and contract bridge.

Apr 5, 2016

We had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Douglas Chenin, DDS from San Francisco, California on the latest episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms.  Dr. Moody has an interesting connection to Dr. Chenin— they released a DVD series together!  We discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from Cone Beam Readers, orthodontics and sleep medicine.  Also, there may have been a spilled drink in there somewhere.

Dr. Chenin graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and practiced for several years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then started consulting with Anatomage, the creators of the Invivo5 3D imaging software and the Anatomage Surgical Guide System. He soon became Director of Clinical Affairs for the company, working with doctors all over the world to teach them about Anatomage's 3D imaging technology. He was also instrumental in the development and initial beta testing for the Anatomage Guide system. After working with Anatomage for five years, he launched his own company called Clinically Correct Inc, which focuses on CBCT education. Through Clinically Correct, he teaches everything from basic CBCT principles to advanced hands-on software training

If any of our listeners have questions about Dr. Chenin or his work, please feel free to e-mail him at

For more information about Anatomage Dental and Beam Readers, please visit and

For more information about Clinically Correct, please visit

Also, there were a couple of names mentioned that we thought we would give a shout-out to.  They are: Dr. David Hatcher and Dr. Erin Elliott.

Thank you for being on the show, Dr. Chenin!

PS. Sorry about the spilled drinks.

Apr 1, 2016

This was an interesting one.  We had the honor of having Dr. Brian Prouty join us in-studio... all the way from small-town Watertown, South Dakota!  We discussed everything from sedation dentistry to people's irrational fears of dentists (a fairly common hurdle for the dental professional to jump over).

Dr. Prouty DDS DICOI PC was born and raised in South Dakota. He is a biology/chemistry graduate from SDSU. Completed dental studies at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2004. Implant training at the Medical College of Georgia School AAID Implant program in 2006. Completed intravenous sedation training at the Medical College of Georgia. Graduate of both the surgical, as well as the prosthetic programs of Misch International Institute.

Dr. Prouty is a fellow, a master, and a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is a charter member as well as an Instructor of the Rocky Mountain Dental Institute Implant Training Center. Dr. Prouty's goal has always been to be well trained in all facets of dentistry so he can deliver great personalized and comfortable care to his patients.

Be sure to take a look at Dr. Prouty's practice's website:

Thank you, Dr. Prouty, for being our third in-studio guest!

Mar 30, 2016

In another milestone episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms (our tenth episode!), we had the chance to interview California's biggest Chicago Cubs fan— John Tyszka.  We're joined by John all the way from Oceanside, California where he owns Precision One Medical.

Precision One Medical was established in late 2009 and is headquartered in Oceanside California in a 30,000 square foot facility.   Each member of the ownership team has been involved in the dental and medical manufacturing sectors for over twenty years. The experience levels in these areas don’t end at ownership. The Manufacturing and Quality teams have equally substantial experience in medical manufacturing methods and systems.

You can learn more about Precision One Medical by visiting their website at  Also be sure to check out this CNC West article that features an insightful interview with John as he discusses his personal "Formula For Success."

Thank you again for being on the show, John!  And listeners: we'll see you again this Friday for another episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms!

Mar 25, 2016

It's the week of milestones here on Dentists, Implants and Worms, as we reached TWO more in Episode #9.  We had the pleasure of having our first in-studio guest on the show AND our first female guest— marketing and social media guru, Maureen Gustafson.

Maureen has an extensive background in marketing, having worked with a variety of marketing firms and consultants.  While she currently owns the newly opened My Place Hotels in Rapid City, Maureen has continued to keep up with the ever-changing world of marketing and social media, and has offered her vast knowledge and experience to other businesses around town.  You'll hear a specific shout-out to Boyd's Wine and Spirits (yes, we'll take some vodka in exchange for that shout-out!), which Maureen handles their social media.

When you're in need of an affordable hotel— definitely check out My Place Hotels in Rapid City.  The newly constructed building (it's beautiful!) is located at 1612 Discovery Circle, Rapid City, SD 57701 and you can give them a call at 605-791-5800.  Also, check out for more information about My Place Hotels in other cities around the country.

Until next time— cheers!

Mar 22, 2016

Episode #8 marks a unique milestone for Dentists, Implants and Worms!  Typically, our guests have included doctors who are friends, colleagues, mentors and classmates of Dr. Moody— but this time, a fan of our show, Dr. Bill Williams, DDS, reached out to us and expressed interest in being a guest.

It was a pleasure getting to know him and discussing the business details behind an established practice.  Previously, our podcast topics have mostly included business practices for the dentist coming out of dental school or dentists who have recently bought into a private practice.  Dr. Williams gives us some insight on how the 40-65 year old dentist can finish strong in his or her career.

Dr. Williams resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.  He is a published author and serves as a dental advisor/coach under Solstice Dental Advisors in Atlanta.  His number one key to success is to always have 8 cars in the parking lot at 8am.  Sound advice from Dr. Williams!

You can check out more of Dr. Williams' work online by visiting and

Mar 18, 2016

We are pleased to have Dr. Scott D. Ganz, DMD call-in all the way from New Jersey for Episode #7 of Dentists, Implants and Worms.  Dr. Moody, Jeff and Gabe join togehter in studio 1-A for this exciting opportunity to hang out to with a renowned International Lecturer, Editor-n-Chief at Cone Beam International Magazine, Author and Private Practice Implant Dentist— Dr. Scott Ganz!

Dr. Scott Ganz graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Dental School. He completed a three-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at  M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ganz is well-published in many scientific, professional textbooks, and journals (over 90 articles). He delivers presentations both nationally and internationally on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, Graphical, and Treatment Planning Applications in Dentistry. He currently serves as Editor-n-Chief of the new Cone Beam International Magazine of Cone Beam Dentistry, and the Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal of the ICOI, Implant Dentistry, and the editorial staff of several other peer-reviewed publications.


Dr. Ganz has served as a consultant for numerous companies involved with dental implants, imaging, and the high technology arena for the past twenty plus years, and has been involved with live surgery courses and implant preceptorship programs in the US and Europe.  Dr. Ganz is a Past President of the N.J. Section of the American College of Prosthodontists, Past-President of the CAI Academy (Computer-Aided Implantology Academy), a founding member of the SIMPLANT ACADEMY, and maintains a private practice for Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Implant Dentistry in New Jersey, USA. 

You can learn more about Dr. Ganz's work by visiting his website at

Mar 15, 2016

We have the distinct honor of having Dr. Alan Mead, DDS as our special guest for Episode #6 of Dentists, Implants and Worms.  You may recognize Alan's voice as one-half of the hit dental podcast "The Dental Hacks", and if you don't then you need to educate yourself by going to  Give them a listen!  They're good guys.  Not only entertaining, but also intelligent— which tends to be a fun combination.

In this episode, Justin, Jeff and Gabe sit down with Dr. Mead and discuss things such as podcast studio envy, medical marijuana, business models for the private dentist and much, much more.  Dr. Mead also informs us of the differences (and challenges) of placing implants in Michigan versus the rest of the country.

You can learn more about Dr. Mead's dental practice by checking out his website here: .  And, once again, be sure to subscribe to The Dental Hacks on iTunes and check their website out as well!  You won't be disappointed.

You didn't hear it from us, but The Dental Hacks offers a money-back guarantee if you don't like their show.

Mar 9, 2016

Dr. Michael Tischler, DDS joins Dr. Moody, Jeffrey Smith and Gabe Olson in the studio for Episode #5 of Dentists, Implants and Worms.  A Georgetown alumni, Dr. Tischler currently resides in Woodstock, New York where he owns his dental practice Tischler Dental.  In this episode, we discuss everything from full arch options for implants, Dr. Tischler's Teeth Tomorrow network, our drinks of choice and we also learn a bit more about Dr. Tischler's photography.

You can learn more about Dr. Tischler's dental practice by visiting his website at

Also, be sure to check out Dr. Tischler's amazing photography skills (and even purchase a metal print of his work) by visiting

Feb 26, 2016

Lead, South Dakota native, Dr. Reid Stone, DDS, joins Justin in Studio 1A in Rapid City for the latest episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms.  Dr. Stone is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and owns Northern Hills Dental in Lead, South Dakota.

You can check out more of Dr. Stone's work by visiting his website at

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