Totally Oral Podcast

Dr Lance Timmerman shares anything and everything from a dentist perspective, warts and all. This podcast exposes his cynicism and hope for the future of dental care and dentistry. His varied guests and co-hosts should be informative and entertaining.
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Feb 19, 2018

Hot off the presses, Barry Polansky brings us episode four, "A New Hope."  Due to legal issues with Lucasfilms, his book was retitled as, "The Complete Dentist: Positive Leadership and Communication Skills for Success."

It's not as catchy of a title, but probably a lot less hassle legally.

Barry brings great wisdom to the younger generation, and his fourth book can help clinicians young and old to lead a more fulfilling career.

For more information, go to

Barry can be found directly at (yes.  AOL still exists) or on Facebook.

Feb 6, 2018

It may not be pretty, but the "story behind the music" of Jason Lipscomb is a story that needs to be told.  From humble beginnings, a desire for drugs (pharmacology) and a nasty hangover, dentistry "seemed like a good idea".

Sit back, relax, and hear how "JLips" came to be....

Jan 23, 2018

By popular demand, Mrs Totally Oral joins Lance Timmerman for some "airing of grievances" about dental "insurance".  As the #girlboss of the practice for 20 years, she "knows a thing or two".  She also nearly goes full Morse code (or "Timmermaning"), but is restrained.

Jan 18, 2018

Ashley Latter has helped hundreds of dentists worldwide with his ethical approach to motivate patients to accept beneficial treatment, WITHOUT reducing your fees.  He shares with Dr Lance Timmerman his shared passion for Manchester music AND dentistry.

Be sure to visit and his YouTube channel to hone your communication skills!

And don't miss his THREE presentations at the AACD convention in Chicago!

Jan 13, 2018

Mrs Totally Oral joins Lance to share some thoughts about the dangers of misleading "leaders" in dentistry, as we join Christopher Phelps with unique ways to grow your practice.  Shout out to Emma for wearing Totally Oral swag at Central Washington University, too.  Hi Skyler.

For patients without dental benefits, consider for wine and cheese stuff. is for Influence courses is the business coaching program.
Nov 26, 2017

Ever had staff members show up to work first thing in the morning drunk?  Arrested on Sunday so "won't be in on Monday"?  Have you considered leasing employees?

Then these stories are for you.  Lance Heppler DMD and Andrew Thompson DMD share some stories that only dental office owners/employers can truly appreciate.

Lease employees:

Nov 20, 2017

Here is a full on commercial for a CE event in NYC.  Full disclosure, I get NOTHING for sharing, I'm just a big fan of Arian and his work.

December 2-3 is a course on telescopic abutments, the latest advancements on an old method.  The course if for both lab technicians and dentists alike.

Affordably priced, convenient for everyone.

Telescopic Autments: The Deutsch Removable Bridge

Deutsch Dental Arts

12425 W. Bell Road  

Suite 130

Surprise, AZ  85378


Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Nov 18, 2017

Tay Harvey joins us again to talk about the exciting times ahead, now that PEKKTON can NOW be used as a long term definitive material.  Coming ashore 3 years ago, labs have been waiting anxiously to stop "winking" when delivering full arch restorations without zirconia and calling it "long term provisionals".  We can call them what they are: final prosthetics.

Come to Chicago, February 22 and learn ALL about this material.

North American Pekkton Summit

Gleacher Center

450 Cityfront Plaza Drive

Auditorium 300

Chicago, IL 60611

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - The Summit
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 - The Workshops (open exclusively to Summit attendees)

Anaxdent North America



Apr 17, 2017

Dental Support Specialties with Mary Beth Bajornas can help ANY practice ANY where.  How many phone calls get missed, due to lunch or being closed Fridays?  Here is a way to NEVER miss a call AND clean up the "unscheduled" list.  They ALMOST can replace an administrative employee in a dental office.  Almost.  Don't shoot me.

Trying to be "frontdeskless"?  THIS is your answer.


(330) 236-1009


4486 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718


Apr 11, 2017

In an effort to help patients accept beneficial treatment, Mac Lee teaches dentists how to help their patients choose the best treatment.  Mac and his "right hand" Joleen Jackson have been coaching dentists for decades, with Dental Boot Kamp and independently, and are always an interesting listen.


Apr 9, 2017

How do you find the right technician if you are a dentist wanting to deliver the best that you can?  How can you implement technology and STILL work with a top level technician?  Jonathan Abenaim DDS shares how advanced training can help dentists be their best and improve relationships with their labs.


He has a book.  The Trust Factor: Empowering Your Team, Your Patients, and Your Dental Practice.  Find it at Amazon.

1111 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

(973) 423-4460

Mar 30, 2017

A summary of our trip to Cologne for the IDS

Mar 30, 2017

Final exploits from Germany

Mar 25, 2017

More from Koln

Mar 24, 2017

The IDS, the International Dental Show, is amazing.  Overwhelming.  A worthy challenge.  This is part one of our experience in Cologne.

Mar 20, 2017

Another DTG member joins us to share the view from the lab bench!  This time, Patrick Dippel talks about some frustrations that labs feel when cases are sent from an office that perhaps should have been referred.  It was fun and lighthearted, but certainly raises some questions about labs and relationships.

Patrick can be contacted at:


(651) 457-5380

Mar 18, 2017

Here is a PERSONAL invitation from Clinton Timmerman DDS.  We will record the podcast LIVE from Cologne for the IDS 2017 (well, live recording.... then we upload to the cloud....).


Mar 16, 2017

This time, I share some recent PERSONAL experiences with dealing with a website company/SEO group.  It is a cautionary tale, so if you have a website, want to start a website, or are thinking of changing companies that handle your website, give this a listen.


The SEO Knight in Shining Armor is Mike Pedersen with The Dental Boost.  He can be found at:

The Dental Boost


The level of customer service is unparalleled.

Mar 13, 2017

Keith Rossein shares his story of how he helps dentists be more efficient with their new patient forms.  He preserves precious time and minimizes confusion in the dental office with SubmitPatientForms.  

Patient Studio


500 Birch Road, Malverne, NY 11565

Mar 12, 2017

Jon Nierman joins us to share the story of a family legacy of medical billing in the dental office.  Nierman Practice Management  and the Dental Writer software started in 1988 and has made medical billing in the dental office easier and more efficient.  Cross coding and letters automatically generated FOR you, what's not to love?


Contact him at :


Mar 10, 2017

Robert Stanley shares his thoughts on guided implant placement and learning opportunities at the Stanley Institute in Cary, NC.  His nerd cred is unparalleled and should not be missed!

For more, visit:

or call:


Feb 23, 2017

Is cone beam technology in your future?  Is it time for a CBCT replacement/upgrade?  Then you NEED to hear from Jon Julian!


Jon Julian:

(864) 836-3611

cell: 620-242-6990

Feb 5, 2017

Did you know that over half of all adults are getting less than the recommended amount of daily sleep? What’s more, untreated sleep issues will also affect your partner and contribute to serious consequences for your health, some of which are life-threatening.

Kent smith is a leading expert and educator on sleep apnea and how dentists can learn to screen or treat their patients with obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy.  Very generous with his knowledge, he spends a few minutes with us.


For more info, please contact him at

Jan 24, 2017

Placing implants takes planning and precision, and the cost to do both can be significant.  There is no room for error, and with the ability to chairside print a surgical guide with no compromise in quality will allow the implant clinician to confidently deliver their best care.

Dr Fred Thompson is bringing GuidePro3D to the masses, in an affordable and intuitive system that streamlines the process.


Jan 17, 2017

Who better to advise a new dentist than... a new dentist?  Alex Shalman reflects on his 3 years in practice and what new dentists can do to help themselves. Lance Timmerman begins with Frank Clayton to set the stage.


Follow him on Instagram: @alaxshalman

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