The New Norm

Don't lose sight of your community during the Covid-19 crisis; it can be your best resource. Catapult Education is here to do our part. Dr. Lou Graham, is coming to you via his web series, thenewnorm, to take COVID-19 head-on. From private practice all-star to private-residence 'vlogger', Lou is taking us on an incredible journey by talking directly with experts on a variety of issues that impact dentistry.

A Midway Education Center and Catapult Education production.

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Episode 36: Lou invites fellow Catapultee, Dr. Peter Auster, onto the show to discuss dental products within the economics of practicing during COVID. Dr. Auster analyzes the products within a 4-point framework: safety, efficiency, speed, & economy. Dr. Auster apologizes for the lawnmower sounds!
Episode 34: Brilliant micro technologist, inventor of the USB drive, Dan Harkabi joins Lou to talk about Smart Mirror and the revolution it brings to dentistry in the COVID era. Orthodontist Dr. Joshua Wachpress who uses this device to mitigate the risk of COVID joins them as well. Part 2 of 2.
Episode 32: Lou does a finale with Gary Kadi. Gary thinks dentists are stressed and anxious because they don't understand what kind of business they are in. It's all about the essential team. Part 4 of 4.
Episode 30: Lou invites famous author & consultant Gary Kadi, CEO of NextLevel Practice, onto the show. Gary talks to us about safety, solvency, reset, and surge as conceptual best practices that will get dental teams through the crisis. Part 2 of 4.
Episode 28: Lou is joined by Head of Service at Midway Dental, Randy Smith, to talk about coordinated ways to go about reopening a dental practice. Hint: don't just go in and flip the 'on' switch!
Episode 26: Lou and Alfred Hayrapetian from NSK discuss existing handpiece technology and engineering that either contributes to or avoids transmitting COVID-19-ridden aerosols.
Episode 24: Lou invites Todd Erdman back onto the show to continue the legal discussion. Todd warns the literature from the department of labor is ever-changing & to keep a labor attorney on speed-dial.
Episode 22: Lou invites Joe Rossi onto the show to discuss the perils of rent during the state mandated shutdowns. Should dentists pay rent with their last dime? How does one renegotiate a lease?
Episode 20: Lou is joined by his partner and friend, Steven Kizy, who is the CEO of Midway Dental and the perfect expert to bring onto the show when Lou addresses the dental supply chain.
Episode 18: Lou speaks to Tanya Dunlap from Perio-Protect about a hydrogen-peroxide based gel that temporarily kills COVID-19. If used properly on patients before procedures, it can reduce exposure.
Episode 16: Lou invites long time friend and fellow practitioner Dr. Ron Kaminer back onto the show to discuss testing COVID-19. This time around it's "How do we use these tests?" Part 2 of 2.
Episode 14: Lou and Nolan Yaldo with Howard & Howard Law review the CARES Act legislation. They take us from the ivory tower of the policy itself to the ground-level impact for the dental practitioner.
Episode 12: Dave Monahan from Kleer joins Dr. Lou to talk about how his company's membership plans can help us navigate around PPO's and patient cash limitations when offices re-open.
Episode 10: Lou invites OSHA expert and fellow practicing dentist Dr. Karson Carpenter. They cover screening pre-screened patients in the chair, the mask dilemma, aerosols, and more. Part 3 of 4.
Episode 8: Lou invites OSHA expert and fellow practicing dentist Dr. Karson Carpenter. They cover old norms in OSHA, what new ones might look like, how to screen patients, and more. Part 1 of 4.
Episode 6: Lou invites famous dental educator, Dr. Bruce Baird, to talk about the impending issue of collections as the economy of dentistry changes during the COVID-19 crisis.
Episode 4: Lou joins with an OSHA expert from Las Vegas, Tracy Wales, to discuss best practices for clinicians treating patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
Episode 2: Let's get through the Covid-19 crisis together. Here is another interview from Dr. Lou Graham with Randy Smith on shutting down your practice for the time being.
Episode 35: Lou invites head of business development at Weave, Mike Buckner, onto the show. Mike notes that processes & technologies evolved at hyper-speed in airports in the post 9/11 period, and that dental will see a similar transformation in the COVID & post-COVID world.
Episode 33: Lou is talking about Smart Mirror with Dan Harkabi a brilliant micro technologist and inventor of the USB drive. They discuss the revolution it brings to dentistry. Orthodontist Dr. Joshua Wachpress who uses Smart Mirror to mitigate the risk of COVID also joins them. Part 1 of 2.
Episode 31: Lou brings Gary Kadi back onto the show. Gary explains the three types of expenses and solvency. Gary also addresses who is actually setting the bar for safety in the practice. Part 3 of 4.
Episode 29: Lou invites famous author & consultant Gary Kadi, CEO of NextLevel Practice, onto the show. Gary Gary is a crisis expert who draws on both his personal and professional experiences to guide dental teams through difficult times. Part 1 of 4.
Episode 27: Lou invites dental hygienist, Meagan DeLawder, onto the show to talk about Dentsply's Purevac HVE System. She says that Purevac brings 90% aerosol reduction & maintains patient comfort.
Episode 25: Lou brings on famed hygienist Amber Auger to talk about how the hygiene team can mitigate the risks presented by COVID in the era of markets reopening dental practices.
Episode 23: Lou brings dental attorney, Todd Erdman, onto the show . They discuss business interruption insurance, class actions lawsuits among dentists, disaster clauses in leases, and more.
Episode 21: Lou discusses the historical 1918 Spanish flu in which over half a million Americans perished. He draws us parallels and differences to give us context for the current climate in dentistry.
Episode 19: Lou touches on the role globalization & technology can play in combating the virus in the U.S. He invites Dr. Cohn onto the show to discuss what she is experiencing as a GP in Canada.
Episode 17: Lou does a solo segment that covers a potential early start in COVID-19 cases last fall. He attacks disinformation campaigns in dentistry and shares his thoughts on testing COVID-19.1
Episode 15: Lou invites long time friend and fellow practitioner Dr. Ron Kaminer onto the show to discuss the different tests for COVID-19 and how to use them in the dental practice. Part 1 of 2.
Episode 13: Lou looks to innovative techniques for COVID-19 prevention with Steven Otis to discuss a plasma-based technology for air filtration with his Novaerus Air Disinfection Systems.
Episode 11: Lou invites OSHA expert and fellow practicing dentist Dr. Carpenter. They cover patient-push-back on pain, 1-day endo, the ethics per procedure, and more. The finale of a 4-part segment.
Episode 9: Lou invites OSHA expert and fellow practicing dentist Dr. Carpenter. They cover the waiting room, infection control, protective barriers, operatory management, and more. Part 2 of 4.
Episode 7: Lou invites teledentistry pioneer Mark Genuis back on to the show to take more specifically about the software that Mark has deployed and how we can use it to properly triage.
Episode 5: Lou explores the ground-level experiences that dental teams are facing by bringing grassroots dental consultant Stephanie Smith onto the show.
Episode 3: Lou interviews three experts in tele-dentistry as COVID-19 forces dentists to consider new ways of diagnosis and as a new tele-health software enters the dental space.
Episode 1: Dr. Lou Graham brings expert legal counsel on to dissect new legislation that impacts critical decisions for dental practices weathering the COVID-19 storm.