Hi! I'm Steven, and I'm a digital dental wannabe.
There are two types of dentists in today's digital dentistry climate.
Dentists who realize digital is the future and they need to incorporate it ASAP
Dentists who are planning to retire in the next 10 years
If you're in the former group your head is spinning trying to figure out where to start. I've been there.
Total analysis paralysis.
Then you open Instagram or join a Facebook group.
Welcome to Impostor Syndrome (I'll NEVER be like these guys!)
"Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle."
The most important thing to realize in the world of digital dentistry is that you must START.
Everyone's paths are different, but what path can you take to dip your toes in, then wade in, and finally dive into the future of dentistry?
Great question. I don't know the answer.
What I know is what I've done, am doing, and plan to do. My Path details all the courses, technology, and mistakes/trials/triumphs I've experienced in my attempt to become a modern digital dentist.
Follow it step-by-step, use it to guide your decisions, or go entirely your own way.
It's easy to get discouraged, frustrated, or burnt out. I was spreading myself so thin trying to implement so many new technologies all at once. So I sat down and made a Path for myself; a blueprint to get shit done.
As long as we learn together through The Journey we've moved the needle.
Who the hell does this guy think he is?
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my dental toys
Cerec Bluecam (x2)
Cerec MCXL (x2)
Sirona SL-3D Conebeam
Moonray S 3D Printer
Shining 3D Desktop Scanner
Ministar S Thermal Former
Nikon D750 DSLR
My name is Steven Vorholt and I currently own Main Street Dental in New Albany, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus).
I graduated from The Ohio State University for both undergrad and dental school (2013).
I'm in what Alan Mead calls "The Sweet Spot" in his Alan Mead Experience podcast #68. That point in your career (~5 years out) where I've got the bread and butter pretty well figured out, finances are loosening a little, and I'm available to travel, tinker, and learn as much as I possibly can before life's bigger responsibilities take over.
In 2017 I decided to make my primary personal and professional goal for 2018/2019 to learn as much as I possibly could about implementing these new dental technologies. So in December of 2017 I purchased a conebeam CT.
It completely opened my eyes. I spent every waking minute out of the office trying to ingest as much as I could about CT radiology, implant planning, sinus pathology, etc.
This opened a window of fresh air into my career, and I started dipping my toes into 3D printing, guided surgeries, digital orthodontics, and digital dentures. I sought out experts and signed up for their courses.
The more I learn, the more I realize I need to keep learning.
I invite you to learn with me.