POWERlooking with Dr. Arthur Volker (DHD116)
<music> welcome to the dental hacks daily. Dental podcast aso's short. You can listen to it on the way to work. Don't act nation welcome back to another daily are shorter yet for those of the short mm-hmm we were. We focus one time for a few minutes with interesting people this morning. Interesting person in question is dr arti bulker already. How are you doing. I'm doing great allan. Thank you so much for having me back. Yeah we gotta have you are sort of a fixture on the dental x podcast and like a barnacle that you can't thank you hard. It's hard we scraped and scraped and yet he's still here. It's amazing so he's got a course coming up. He's giving at cosmic this pretty exciting because i think the very first time i met you in person was at cosmonaut. Yeah i think we met at a one of jason's course yeah yeah. It was weird because you weren't you weren't taking the course course per se you might have been volunteering to like help with the hands on or something i yeah you might have been in chicago for something else and just came up for the i don't know it was it was pretty pretty. Crazy 'cause like one minute. I'm watching jason lecture next minute. I'm looking out that glass door that they have and there's a dude whose face i've seen a lot of times on the interwebs but i hadn't actually seen in person so there it was it was a great time plus. I hurdle you guys. Were coming so i wanted to see jason. Matt kosta yeah was there. You were there. They were all. Was there everyone everyone was there. The gang was there man. We're getting the band back together. I had a big big case. I guess a foremost i had to just get over. I was giving a course <hes> near the airport but i took the train in which it was an interesting experience all on its own especially a guy from new york it was it was kinda fun but anyway great to to to run into everyone there so that's actually the first time we met in person. Who's the trip okay so. Let's just talk a little bit about okay there. The qazvin and the center for excellence is basically the classroom in the sky overlooking looking michigan avenue in chicago and i've talked about it a million times. I literally when we were in chicago for spring. Break this year with my kids. I took them up to cosmic because it's such a great view in like that. My kids had never seen tall buildings like that before and i'm like well you know what tall buildings can we have them. Look out of await cosmonaut. It has a tall building with a great window so literally took our kids up to carbon and got a chance to look out the windows and stuff. I know as as already secure easy impressed clearly you're easily impressed but <hes> it was awesome. I love the cosmetics a really cool classroom and now you get to be the guy in the front of the classroom. Tell me a little that yeah so it's a it's pretty exciting. It's my first official course at the center for aesthetic excellence <hes>. I've been a proctor for few courses. I actually did a course with cosma dent at the a. c. D. months back down <hes> a great group as you. You know a great group to be with and tasso asthma and is like figures wildly importantly at the a c._d. So yeah absolutely so i'm i'm. I'm very much looking forward to this course. It's a it's a it's a good course in that. It's what we call a level one course and there's a few even these really really great clinicians who are doing level one courses <hes> dennis hartley is going to be doing level one of course <hes> with buddy mapra. Matt costa's going to be doing one. I think even corky wilhite the height is doing one and the sort of the philosophy if you will behind the level one courses. Is that it i mean. I love doing direct composite. Is it to me. That's that's definitely my passion procedure. If you will <hes> but i remember when i started i would see all these these beautiful works and things like that and see how how do you do that so there would always be a lot of trepidation or even better. How about this one. You're at lunch all of a sudden. You've got a phone call. Well you know mrs johnson fell cracked tooth number nine <hes> and she needs something because she has to go to her. Granddaughter's graduation exactly it's always something like oh always elway's in forty minutes right right and and and you have to do it and there is no you know you can't are we'll bring you back. We'll impress. You'll have the lab wax. Whacks you up for a crown. You have to do something immediately <hes> and so you know you. You pucker a little bit right. You know you get that little of right at the pit of your stomach and i remember that feeling and the the point of these courses is to set you up for success so that kind of if especially if you're interested in it and you really kind of have a a a desire to learn it <hes> what we do is we try to take you from the very very foundational aspects of things like like a smile design of things like color theory shape portion of all those things were want to to make it so that if you're a beginner and you're really very inexperienced this will lay a good foundation for the level two and level three courses that cosmic since <hes> c. ee offers but also if you're kind of an experienced practitioner and you wanna come to basics and then kind of take those basics to a more advanced technique. That's <hes> going to the kind. Of course i think for you. It sounds to me like you. I mean the the rationale or the the schedule has hands on that that goes goes from basic <hes> single single tooth or i'm sorry single shade veneers like a honestly in my office. That's probably the most common knbr cosmetic procedure. I'm doing a lot of times. It's it's the person who's actually got quite a bit of decay in the interior and they want their teeth. Look nicer and word we're not trying to do. Do you know layering in halos in that sort of thing. We're really trying to make their teeth at brown. Look white kind of thing in your starting. You're starting kind of with that and then you actually even by the time the courses over you will have done some later and you will have done some. Some multiple shade veneers that sort of thing i it's. I mean it's which is awesome. You're in it's all interior. There's no fear in this courses all interior right so you get to kind of focusing on the nitty gritty of smile stuff rather than try to because a lot of times it cosmic. They're covering a lot the ground this is interior only and it's for people who just want to up their interior direct composite skills whether they've got a lot of experience. We're not very much experience right so you made a great point about that single shade composite veneer because <hes> i've done some demos just kind of teasers for the course and a lot of people said that that looks really nice but i wouldn't do that in my practice but what i hope to single shaded veneers they're absolutely probably the beden bread-and-butter if you will of of kind of my direct work but there are ways especially with sort of the the the stable of products what's that cosmic has available to if you want to enhance very easily the <hes> sort of the the aesthetic effect of your restorations we can do that so basically the my thought was to start with a single shade because we wanna learn things like shape especially. We're going to do an exercise on on the single central <hes> which is everybody's favorite the one yeah but everybody's it's really funny. I was thinking about this earlier this morning for we talked like there are are so many situations indirect composite that are the the nightmare like the single shade like the single central as the classic one or the or the poster to where you really have to reach contact in your mind. You're like oh. That's really rare. It's not rare. It's the heartbeat but it's not it happens all the time it absolutely and the other is if you're going to try and do a crown on that single central good free and lock good luck. It is what i always do. Just blame the lab so hold on. I'm sorry didn't work. The lab messed it up there. You can blame the lab but the you know you're still there still wearing a temporary temporary for a long time. That's the best because you always make the temporary look awesome and then the the central. The single crown comes back and it looks like a nightmare so i always say direct composite. How's your better bet because you just have more control over at chair side right and so taking that single central or taking that single shade composite what we wanted to see how <hes> attendees can sort of add more color in other words just using maybe one or two tents. We're gonna do a simplified protocol to add a little bit. You were talking about inside. You'll halo. We're going to discuss how to add that very very quickly. <hes> how to start to add some you know in incisa translucence you or at least the effect of incisa translucent because i'll tell you one of the i always thought this and let me run this by you. Would you rather have a small in sisal chip type of the third or would rather have half the tooth cracked and i'm not talking about half the right because you can control things so much beth yeah i've seen i've seen so many people you know tra- or one of my students or attendees and other courses show a picture and i've done this many times myself where you crack a little bit. You're like oh good is just a little little chip but the problem is the chips at the sisal yeah and the patient has or maybe it's the classic example of course. Is you know nine year. Old boy and boys will be boys. Yeah yeah fall down and they have this very heavy texturing this crazy perry kamata does mammal on appearance and you do. Maybe a single shade and you can tell that block of campadonia right. It doesn't look like two but you're like oh. That's a filling not a tooth so there's i i would almost rather many times just have more not that i want to jinx myself and get a lot of those cases. Sometimes it's better to have the bigger one but at the course we're going to talk about dealing dealing with large fractures versus small fractures because the problem with using very translucent composites and i think one of the tips i did couple months back with dental hacks was talking about we often overdue yeah translucence easy but the problem here is if you overdo your translucent on the incisa lead. You're going to see a fracture line yeah immediately every time i feel like the translucent composites it's like dentists who are in the know realize oh man. I've got this great. I've got this great option. Can i can make it look more lifelike and for me. I don't i never subtle transition process. I'm using it while we realized that doesn't work doc at all because like you got to is practically see-through by the time you've actually got light on. I didn't people looking at it. It's very frustrating because same thing with the the opaque irs and tins i always i. I always say that you have to be very subtle with them but you don't realize until you're in the mouth how subtle you really have to be with him like it's subtle to the point of it's like i mean one one like container of a lot of those tints will last you for you know you're gonna you literally have the same one until it expires because you've you've because you don't need to use when using it right. You don't need us very much of it. Basically right you know it's gonna last you to the next stone age but you know the one of the best tips that i i i heard from newton foul on actually a cosmic lint tip of the month was he said if you once you place your tints if you can still see it. Did you place too much really. Now's a really good tip so i use that was years ago. I think at one of the courses. I took there but it's it's. It's a great tip and so what we're trying to do at this courses. We want to teach you foundational aesthetics so again things like smile designing things like that but also if you want to start incorporating tints opaque irs translucent composites which are very easy to do it just takes a little bit of practice and and a little bit of just knowhow and that's what we want sort of lead you to so even though these layer one courses and not just my course but also like matt's course also like corgis he's course and and budwood but his bud is that we want even though we're laying the the basic stuff because what i fear is that people see that it's a level one and that's that's too easy for me and maybe and it may not be the course for you but if you want to sort of get a good grasp if you're not one hundred percent satisfied if you're not hundred percent comfortable using the materials using the application of the materials probably even more importantly than level one type courses are really really good not to say that's not to say but also the level one courses. We'll set you up for the level two and three so you can be more comfortable taking courses is with with newton taking courses with heavier heroes. Yeah i was with him. It as cd in his stuff is an amazing with with mary arable molly just it's an en- denison and dennis has a really really nice <hes> c._p._r. For the worn dentition course in in that course what it was was a lot of exclusion but we had a wax up six teeth and a lot of people were not comfortable doing that which is one of the reasons why sort of these level one courses came about so that you'll feel very very comfortable all doing sixteenth in a single sitting this one of the exercises thing that people need to realize with the level the level of the course. I know that like you you wouldn't want to dive into. Maybe a level three if you hadn't done a lot of this stuff but the other thing is is that all of the courses have a ton of hands on in all of the courses are small enough that you get a lot love like individual time with the with the instructor typically. There's also an experienced person like you said it earlier proctored. That's there to help so you're getting a lot of help with the the hands on like you can go in there and and you don't have to be afraid to make mistakes learn how to do it because it's you know when the when the concept is new. It's always like that and there's there's no dental school shaming aiming it. Just you get a lot of face time and you'll you'll understand what you're doing by the end of it. That's been my experience with all the cosmic courses i've taken yeah and and i hope you make mistakes and i hope i make eye jinx myself but i hope i make a lot of mistakes there because like you said you made a great point island. There is no shaming there. I mean you know we're all dentists. That's the funny part is sometimes aspel. Forget it. It's like yeah. We're still dennis. All of you have the capability to produce these really nice restorations but you're learning right. You're learning my way to do it. You're learning buddies way to do it. You're learning dennis's way to do it and you have to see if that sort of technique will will work into sort of your mindset the way your philosophy but i like mistakes. I mean that's where you learned the most from so. It's just type it on teeth so you don't like it. We toss it out. We do it again from you'll know you're good dentist this year there to be better. You're all you know working practitioners but it's about trying to practice a technique getting comfortable with application and if you have to mess up you know mess up. There is one of the funniest things i saw and i was so happy to see it. I was doing a course in romania. <hes> with a cer- hot cocaine's yeah yum and he was doing a member he was on the show with you yeah exactly and and so he was doing a hands on demo doing a palatal a little stint which will also be doing horse and it took them like four times to get it to stay that makes guy lake sir yeah world world yeah. That's that's the place i make mistakes right there. That's the place to ask takes where you can actually in the story is if you've made the mistake it at the course then you're you're. You're much more ready to do it on an actual person or if that mistake happens on a person you know why has six it no. It's really good r._e._m. Taraf rapper this one because this is we. We've gone in depth but i do want to give them a link out. If this course appeals to you which honestly it shifted what i love about this most everything that you're gonna learn here is also applicable in other areas of dentistry visit general general aesthetic smile design course on top of everything else you're going to go to dental hacks dot com slash arti and of course power looking and it's coming up november fourteenth and fifteenth in chicago so you need to go check that out already. Thank you so much being on the show and and we will talk to you again very cute. Thank you so much for having me. That's all for your dental. Hacks daily be sure listened to the dental hacks every friday in be sure to subscribe to us on. I tunes questions or comments email us at info at dental hacks dot com and be sure to head over to dental hacks dot com for the latest and greatest this dental content.