Aug 28, 2018
This week the questions turn to
our very own host Dr. Ryan Nolan as we reflect on the guests and
themes of season one. Find the links to each episode and its guest
in the show notes below!
Bio for Dr. Ryan Nolan
Dr. Ryan Nolan is a dental
materials scientist who is among the nation’s leading experts on
the Oral Biofilm aka Dental Plaque. He attended the University of
Illinois in Chicago where he majored in Chemistry before attending
dental school at Midwestern University. Today Dr. Nolan is a full
time researcher who studies key risk factors associated with dental
decay and disease as well as hosts the Biofilm Factor Podcast. Dr.
Nolan approaches dental health from a comprehensive standpoint
advocating for early intervention, proper diet, custom hygiene
regimens and risk factors testing to address problems before they
arise. He continues to innovate dental materials and hygiene
regimens and discovers new ways to improve oral health.
Season One Episodes
Exploring the Dental Diet
Dr. Steven Lin
Dr. Mark Cannon
The Oral Microbiome
Dr. Emily Stein
Making Customized Dentistry
Great Again _____________________________________________
Dr. Naif Sinada
Dr. Caroline Zeller
Listen to Your Teeth
Good Germ, Bad Germ
Dr. Kim Kutsch
Make a Move
Spirochetes, the OG of Bacteria
Dr. William Nordquist
To Implant or Not To Implant
Dr. Donald Ross
Germs are Friends...and Food
Dr. Jenna Macciochi
We’re All in This Together
Dr. Lewis Chen
It All Begins in the Gut
Dr. Alvin Danenberg
It’s a Gut Feeling
Basic Solutions are Better
Dr. Jason Luchtefeld
did you decide to do the Biofilm Factor Podcast? [1:15]
all the things you’ve learned interviewing for the Biofilm Factor,
what three things have had the biggest impact on your view of
Dr. Naif Sinada
shared that we should foster a
culture of wanting to make eachother better. How would you
recommend that we do that? [4:55]
only make each other better when we ask the hard questions.” -Dr.
Dr. Lewis Chen about
common misconceptions taught in dental school. What was the biggest
misconception you were taught? [6:04]
you could change one thing about dental practice, what would it be?
Dr. Lin talked about the
influence that food has on overall health. How can dietary choices
impact the development of your overall health? [8:56]
was the most interesting thing you learned from reading Dr. Lin’s
- Dr. Danenberg talked about how food can influence the gut.
What is the overlap between the oral biofilm and the gut biofilm?
the gut biome dictate the oral biome or does the oral biome dictate
the gut biome? [13:33]
chatting with Dr. Danenberg and Adrian Corbett, what advice have you taken to heart in your
life about healing the gut? [14:37]
or why not is chlorhexidine still the gold standard?
Dr. Jason Luchtefeld talked about today’s dental products. What did
you learn from that discussion? [17:43]
the episodes with Dr. Karim, Mark Rogers and
Dr. Macciochi, you
talked about the importance of listening to your body and
responding correctly. What lifestyle choices should we implement in
our lives? [19:25]
ideas would you give a practicing dentist to help improve his or
her lifestyle and level of happiness? [21:00]
Dr. Stein and Dr. Zeller talked about how difficult it can be to get
access to dental care and get proper prevention. What advice would
you give us to help those in need? [22:33]
populations and age groups go the most unrecognized and what is the
role of socioeconomics in dental health and treatment?
Dr. Ross discussed his
experience with dental surgery and the all-on-4. When dental
disease is present and threatening the health of the patient, which
factors should we take into account before jumping into a
corrective procedure? [25:16]
is it important to do a bacteria profile on your patient?
Dr. Cannon, you talked
about how society villanizes bacteria. How is this paradigm going
to change and why should it? [29:28]
talked about bacteria and spirochetes with
Dr. Stein and
Dr. Nordquist. What
pathogens did you learn about that you weren’t aware of before?
majors themes have stuck out to you the most during season one of
the Biofilm Factor? [32:46]
has being the host of this podcast impacted your life?
can we look forward to in season two? [34:16]