advancing dentistry


Episode 18

The Unique Advantages of Waterlase in Restorative Care
with Dr. Brad Labrecque

Dr. Labrecque shares insights into the precision and minimally invasive nature of Waterlase. Discover how Waterlase is transforming everyday dental practices, providing practitioners with a versatile tool for enhanced patient outcomes.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious dental enthusiast, this episode offers a concise yet informative journey into the innovative world of Waterlase and its impact on the future of restorative dentistry. 

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Episode 17

More Control, Less Anxiety. Rediscovering the Fun in Dentistry with “The Surgical Gourmet”

Dr. Stephen John is joined by a special guest, “The Surgical Gourmet” Dr. Nader Salib for a wide ranging discussion on all things Waterlase! Learn his philosophy on creating a minimally invasive, patient driven experience, and how Waterlase has been a “game changer.”

Join us for this entertaining conversation and learn more about the benefits of Waterlase!

Episode 16

An Oral Surgeon’s Perspective on Implantitis with Dr. Jay Reznick

Dr. Stephen John is joined by pioneering Oral Surgeon, and avid early technology adopter, Dr. Jay Reznick. He was the first Dr. in the US to implement many treatment modalities now considered the standard of care. Dr. Reznick is the first oral surgeon to be featured on the show! Learn how Dr. Reznick’s practice philosophy and Waterlase’s minimally-invasive technology go hand-in-hand to provide the best in patient care. Dr. John and Dr. Reznick discuss: trends in dentistry, peri-implantitis prevention, and the role of Waterlase in minimally-invasive peri-implantitis management. Also find out the answer to the age old question “To Flap or Not to Flap”!

Episode 15

“First, Do No Harm.” How Waterlase Fits into Holistic Dentistry with Dr. Joseph Sarkissian

Dr. Stephen John is joined by a Waterlase veteran with over 25 years of experience in utilizing the laser, every single day in his practice. Dr. Joseph Sarkissian is the first holistic or biological focused dentist to be featured on the show! Learn how Dr. Sarkissian’s practice philosophy and Waterlase’s minimally-invasive technology go hand-in-hand to provide the best in patient care. Dr. John and Dr. Sarkissian discuss a cornucopia of topics including: crown lengthening, zirconia implants, anesthetic-free dentistry, pediatric patient acceptance, greek mythology, and cutting edge science!

Episode 14

The Best Investment for Your Practice: Proving Waterlase’s ROI with Russell Morrow

Dr. Stephen John is joined by the Chief Dental Officer of Biolase, Dr. Russell Morrow. Dr. Morrow gets straight to the point– what are the REAL practice benefits of Waterlase laser dentistry? Dr. Morrow explains the obvious clinical benefits, along with the underappreciated, such as the time savings that add up to huge savings over the course of the day. Dr. Morrow breaks down his practice mix, explaining the procedures he used to increase production +34% over the first year, and +28% on top during the second year. Learn more about the Waterlase path to profitability!

Episode 13

Waterlase Pediatric Frenectomies: The Importance of
Early Intervention ft. Dr. Rishita Jaju

From fingernails, to scissors, and now finally there’s a better way… Waterlase. Imagine a procedure that immediately helps infants struggling with latching and feeding issues. A procedure that can help speech, and feeding, and even orthodontic outcomes in children. There is one, the lingual frenectomy. Become your patient’s best advocate by learning the most minimally invasive way to perform a frenectomy, and share this episode with parents to educate them on the benefits of frenectomy for oral development!

After the episode, Join us 4/21/23 for a weekend of learning and fun, at “Tequila and Tongue Ties 2023”, a fun 10+CE weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona!

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Episode 12

The Golden Ticket to Peri-implantitis Management ft. Dr. Paul Chang

Peri-implantitis is a growing epidemic, and management is simply not talked about enough. Host Dr. Stephen John sits down with Dr. Paul Chang, a dual-board certified Periodontist and Prosthodontist with extensive experience treating and managing peri-implantitis. Learn why Waterlase is the ideal tool to utilize for Peri-implantitis, and why some Dentists are buying the laser just for this one procedure!

Learn More About Waterlase Peri-implantitis REPAIR at: 

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Episode 11

Optimal Esthetics and New Waterlase Protocols ft. Dr. Sam Low

Esthetic periodontal therapy is a huge topic of conversation these days. How have patient expectations changed in line with technological advancements? Join best buds and renowned periodontists Dr. Stephen John and Dr. Sam Low for an enlightening session on advancements in esthetic protocols! Learn how Waterlase revolutionizes same-day, closed-flap crown lengthening, gum depigmentation, and other minimally-invasive smile design procedures!

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Episode 10

What is the Waterlase Exclusive Trial Program?

Dr. Stephen John introduces a wonderful guest, Dr. Scott Thompson. Dr. Thompson recently went through a practice changing 45 day trial program with Waterlase, and is here to tell you all about it. We also come to you with Live on the Street interviews, from 4 Drs. that joined us for the Waterlase Exclusive Trial Program’s celebratory Waterlase Weekend. This episode is all about the perspective of Dentists just like you, who were ready to give practice changing technology a try when given the opportunity.

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Episode 9

Knowing Better Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Ben Curtis

Dr. Ben Curtis, an AAPD Harris Fellow and the Executive Director of the Waterlase Pediatric Dental Academy, joins our host Dr. Stephen John to share his perspective on the changing landscape of pediatric dentistry. Learn about minimally invasive infant frenectomies, shot-free fillings, pediatric and GPs working hand-in-hand and where technology is taking dentistry.

Episode 8

Hygiene pt.3: Let’s Get Real. Implementation & ROI ft. Lynn Atkinson

Hygiene Part 3 is here!

Join us for the conclusion of our hygiene series with Lynn Atkinson. What are patient perceptions of lasers, and how can you successfully educate them to maximize referrals? Dr. Stephen John asks Lynn, Let’s cut to the chase… how often do you really use the laser in your practice? And even more salient to the practice owner, how quickly does your return on investment pay for the laser? You’ll be shocked at the answer. Don’t miss this exciting wrap up episode of our 3 part hygiene series!

Episode 7

Hygiene Pt. 2: Laser Bacteria Reduction Demystified ft: Lynn Atkinson

Part 2 of 3 in a Hygiene Series with the always amazing Lynn Atkinson!
Lynn goes into great detail this episode, essentially condensing an entire day long hygiene diode training course into less than an hour! Learn the benefits of Epic Laser Bacteria Reduction, and how it can improve patient results and bring success to your hygiene practice! Lynn and Dr. Stephen John also discuss common misconceptions about LBR and contrast it with Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT). Learn about coagulation with Epic diode lasers, pain therapy, laser whitening, and other procedures! Learn how to take your hygiene game to the next level with Epic Hygiene!

Episode 6

Hygiene Pt. 1- The Secret to the TEAM Approach ft: Lynn Atkinson

Dr. Stephen John opens up the floor to one of the leading Laser Hygienists in the WORLD, Lynn Atkinson, RDH. In this first of a three part series, we will assess: is your Team laser-focused on hygiene?

How does a practice collaboratively navigate the complex factors of practice management, clinical advancement, patient communication verbiage, billing, and procedure hand-off? What are the considerations for managing an office with laser procedures and how does it fit into the practice ecosystem? Hear tips on how successful teams communicate- what works and what really DOESN’T work.

Episode 5

Perceptions & Preparations in the General Practice pt. 2 with Dr. Golan

Join us for a frank and realistic conversation regarding the current state of laser procedures for the General Practitioner’s practice. The renowned Dr. Howard Golan joins us once again to give his perspective as a decade’s long Waterlase Dentist. As usual for our host Dr. Stephen John, no question is off limits, and many common laser misconceptions and criticisms are addressed! How do you control the Waterlase for preparations without touching the tooth? How do practitioners attain No Anesthesia dentistry with Waterlase? Dr. Golan speaks on what the tipping point for his laser journey was, and warns how unreasonable expectations get in the way of the learning process on the way to success.

Episode 4

Dentistry as Art… Are Laser Procedures Superior to Traditional Methods? Pt 1 With Dr Golan

Shifting gears to laser therapies for the general practitioner, join us for a fast-paced, fun episode summarizing the benefits and usages of an all-tissue laser for general dentistry. Dr. Howard Golan, a renowned educator in laser dentistry, joins Dr. Stephen John to share the benefit of his 16+ years of laser experience, including: patient benefits, practice benefits, and his personal fulfillment. What type of lasers help procedures with lower pulpal temperature? What can it do for soft tissue, and for hard tissue? How can it make dentistry exciting all over again? You’ll find out on this exciting episode of Advancing Dentistry!

Episode 3

Peri-implantitis Part 3: Finally… Peri-implantitis Management with Dr. John and Dr. Low

You’ve heard the background data, you’ve learned about causes and seen the full effect of peri-implantitis… now what do we do to manage this growing disease? Hear strategies and techniques from two experienced clinicians, Dr. Stephen John and Dr. Samuel Low, who have seen the power of new technology first hand in fighting the effects of periimplantitis.

Episode 2

Peri-implantitis Part 2: Peri-implantitis Etiology with Dr. John and Dr. Low

As we learned in the first episode of our Advancing Dentistry Podcast, Peri-implantitis has surged! To better treat peri-implant disease, Dr. Stephen John and Dr. Samuel Low dive deep into the complex etiology of the disease. We discuss new research, some surprising causes, and why understanding etiology is important to understand for implant maintenance. What’s a floss ball? You’ll find out in this episode!

Episode 1

Peri-implantitis Part 1: Peri-Implantitis: History, Education, and Prevalence with Dr. Stephen John and Dr. Sam Low

In the inaugural episode of our podcast, we set the stage for a 3 part discussion on one of the fastest growing diseases in America, peri-implantitis. Hear a frank and off the cuff conversation between two experienced Periodontists, Dr. Stephen John and  Dr. Samuel Low as they discuss the prevalence, current climate, and what education and new technology can do for the management of periimplantitis.

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