Best Strategies for Paying Off Your Dental School Loans as Soon as Possible with Mark Johnson

January 16, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

The cost of a dental school education has risen rapidly and Dentists are graduating with very high levels of student loan debt. To help Dentists develop a successful plan to retire student loans as soon as possible, Gary invited his friend Mark Johnson to be a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show.

In this interview Gary and Mark discuss;

  • the best time to start planning for repaying student loan debt,
  • the most important elements to consider in your loan repayment strategy,
  • everything you need to know about income based repayment plans,
  • the four variations of income based repayment plans,
  • why the time between your dental school graduation and your first day of work as a Dentist is such a critical time,
  • when you could benefit from refinancing student loan debt through a private lender versus keeping your loans in a Federal program,
  • why lowering your interest rate is not the only consideration when refinancing your student loans with a private lender,
  • biggest mistakes Dentists make in loan repayment planning and how to avoid these mistakes,
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs
  • and many other tips that will help you pay off your student loans quickly!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

www.davidhornbrook.com

www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast: www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast: https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Mark’s website: www.StudentLoansRx.com

Connect with Mark on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/studentloansrx/

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How I Attracted 1,000+ New Patients in Less Than 3 Years Using Instagram with Dr. Brian Baliwas

January 09, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

There are a number of young Dentists who are really doing some very cool things to advance the dental dental profession. This Thriving Dentist Show interview is with one of those progressive, young Dentists. His name is Dr. Brian Baliwas and he practices in San Francisco.

In this Show Gary and Brian discuss;

  • Brian’s story of his unremarkable college experience (2.7GPA) and how he overcame this to get accepted into dental school,
  • why Brian has chosen to practice in an insurance free model,
  • the simple math that Brian used to decide not to participate with PPO Plans,
  • how Brian is out of network with PPO Plans yet remains insurance-friendly to his patients,
  • how he is able to succeed in a highly competitive area without the influence of insurance,
  • how Brian talks with his patients about dental insurance,
  • his simple yet profound approach of doing good dentistry and treating people right,
  • how Brian used a powerful social media plan to attract 1,000+ new patients in less than three years,
  • why Instagram is Brian’s preferred social media channel and how he has attracted almost 25,000 Instagram followers,
  • why Brian was one of the co-founders of the Dental Influencers Alliance (DIA),
  • a summary of the DIA 2018 Conference and plans for future DIA Conferences.

Throughout the interview you will be inspired by Brian’s enthusiasm and passion for helping his patients enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website:
http://www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Link to Brian’s Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/sfdentalnerd/

Link to Dental Influencers Alliance Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/influencedentistry/

Website for Dental Influencers Alliance:
http://www.influencedentistry.com

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Health and Wellness Hacks to Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet with Dr. Uche Odiatu

January 02, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Maintaining good health is very important if you are going to achieve your full potential as a dental professional.

To begin our 8th year of publishing the Thriving Dentist Show, we decided to feature Dr. Uche Odiatu on Health and Wellness Hacks to make 2019 your healthiest year yet! The health and wellness hacks that Uche shares are perfect for busy professionals.

In this Show, Gary and Uche discuss;

  • A very simple way to combine stretching with an activity you already do every day,
  • Uche’s motto—flexible body—flexible mind—flexible life!,
  • how 10 minutes of very specific exercise can provide you the equivalent value of long form cardio training,
  • the latest science on maintaining healthy gut flora,
  • how to eat healthy for road warriors,
  • current sleep science on the importance of getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night,
  • the power of proper hydration,
  • food as medicine,
  • how proper breathing can radically reduce your stress,
  • social support for your 2019 health goals
  • and how to make your new habits stick throughout the year.

Here’s to using this information to make 2019 your healthiest year yet!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Uche’s website:
http://www.DrUche.com

Connect with Uche on:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UcheOdiatu

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/fitspeakers/

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Training and Investing in Developing your Team with Laura Hatch

December 26, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

A high performance team is a requirement if you are going to develop a world-class dental practice.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Laura Hatch as a guest to discuss the latest trends on training and investing in developing your team.

In this Show Gary and Laura discuss;

  • Laura’s experience with creating two start-up dental practices,
  • the 3 ‘A’s that patients will use to evaluate their experience in your office,
  • Laura’s best-selling book; Step Away from the Drill,
  • tips to providing excellent customer service,
  • digital technology that makes training and investing in developing your team a cost-effective option that produces excellent results,
  • Laura’s motivation to creating her Front Office Rocks training resource,
  • why she partnered with Dental Intel
  • and how real-time data is SO very important
  • and throughout the interview Laura shares her passion for training dental team members!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website:
http://www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Laura’s website (Front Office Rocks):
http://www.frontofficerocks.com

Link to ‘Your Guide to Excellent Customer Service’ (FREE):
https://tools.frontofficerocks.com/download-your-guide-to-excellent-customer-service

Amazon Link to Laura’s Book: Step Away from the Drill:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Step+away+from+the+Drill+Laura+Hatch

Link to receive a Free ($1,500 Value) Practice Analysis for Dental Intel:
http://get.dentalintel.com/gary/

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Lessons from Competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships with Dr. Brett Kessler

December 19, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Gary enjoys taking things he learns outside the dental profession and then adapting and applying these concepts to dentistry.

This interview with his friend Dr. Brett Kessler is a very good example of this concept. Recently, Brett competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii! This was the 40th Anniversary competition of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships and Brett did extremely well. The Ironman Triathlon starts with a 2.4 mile open water swim, followed by a 112 mile bike race, followed by a full 26.2 mile marathon!

In this interview Gary and Brett discuss; Brett’s experience with substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) and recovery, the recent celebration of Brett’s 20 years of sobriety on October 21, 2018, Brett’s message and example of life after recovery, his true reason and driving force for competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships, the five important lessons Brett learned in training for and successfully competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships, which are;

1) The importance of mindset; whatever you believe is true,
2) Bad days happen; everything is an opportunity to learn,
3) Discipline is so very important,
4) The things you focus on will improve and grow,
5) How to use visualization to achieve your goals,

The interview concludes with a discussion of what’s next for Brett including more involvement with organized dentistry. You will enjoy Brett’s story of this incredible athletic challenge and how the things he learned can be applied to dentistry!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Link to previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Dr. Brett Kessler (Avoiding the Risks of Substance Abuse with Dr. Brett Kessler):
http://bit.ly/2dWvNPc

Link to Thriving Dentist Show interview with Dr. Bob Frazer (The Power of Applied Strategic Planning with Dr. Bob Frazer):
http://bit.ly/1HWZ60g

Link to Brett’s Blog post about his Ironman experience:
https://bikodds.blogspot.com

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