The Role of A Designer in a Thriving Dental Practice with Arica Peterson

May 20, 2015  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Dental Podcast

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Running Time: 52 minutes

Office design is a very important element in the way a patient ‘experiences’ your practice. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Arica Peterson on the topic of dental office design. Arica is one of the most talented dental office designers and Gary has had the privilege of seeing many of the offices she has designed. In this interview Gary and Arica discuss why to hire an office designer, when to get the designer involved in a remodel or new construction project, what other professionals should be part of your project, what elements must be included in your design and common mistakes to avoid. You will appreciate Arica’s perspective and LOVE her passion for helping Dentists have the office of their dreams.

Arica’s website: www.aricadesign.com

Arica’s email address: aricadesign [at] yahoo [dot] com

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The Science of Personal Finance for Dentists with Reese Harper

May 13, 2015  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 59 minutes

Last week Gary interviewed his friend, Dr. Doug Carlsen on the Thriving Dentist Show and they discussed the top tips that will allow Dentist to successfully retire with financial independence. That Thriving Dentist Show literally went viral soon after being published. In that interview, Doug mentioned that he recommends Aquire Advisors as a financial advisory firm that helps Dentists make smart decisions about their money. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Reese Harper the founder of Aquire Advisors. In this Show, Gary and Reese discuss; the most common challenge that causes Dentists to delay retirement, why Acquire works exclusively with Dentists, how Reese was able to be issued a trademark on a periodic table of financial health and the major pitfalls Dentists make with their investments. This is an information-packed interview on a topic of keen interest and importance for all Dentists!

Reese website: www.aquireadvisors.com

Reese email address: reese [at] aquireadvisors [dot] com

Link to the Elements™ Workbook: http://aquireadvisors.com/elements-workbook/

Link to the list of financial planning questions: http://aquireadvisors.com/real-planning

Link to list of mistakes dentists make that delay retirement: http://aquireadvisors.com/7-big-financial-mistakes-delay-retirement

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Top Tips to Successfully Retire with Financial Independence with Dr. Doug Carlsen

May 06, 2015  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 1hr 03 min

Sadly, the American Dental Association reports that very few Dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary is passionate about changing that statistic and helping more Dentists achieve financial independence so they can go to work because they want to not because they have to! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Doug Carlsen about how Dentists can successfully achieve financial independence. They discuss how much Dentists should save each year, the 40, 25, 35 rule, specific investment strategies, investment scams to avoid, discount investment brokers and how to avoid paying too much in investment fees. This topic is critically important for all Dentists and Doug is passionate about helping his colleagues retire with the success they deserve!

Earlier Thriving Dentist Show with Dr. Doug Carlsen; ‘Secrets from Dentists Who Have Been Able to Successfully Retire Early’ http://bit.ly/18C8MFf

Doug’s email address: drcarlsen [at] gmail [dot] com

Doug’s website: www.golichcarlsen.com

Aquire Advisors: www.aquireadvisors.com

Bason Asset Management: www.basonasset.com

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Two Specific Team Building Activities for a Thriving Practice

April 29, 2015  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 33:26 min

Often times the difference between a good practice and a world-class practice is the performance of the Team. In this Thriving Dentist Show episode Gary shares two specific team building activities that will help you develop a high performance team. The first activity is to conduct a ‘Book Club’ with your team members where you select a book to read together as a team. Once a week you meet during lunch to discuss the book and how you can apply the information you learned in your practice. Gary recommends his top 9 favorite books to include in your ‘Book Club’. The second activity is to do a semi-annual planning meeting with your team where you conduct a half-day team meeting to plan the major projects in your practice followed by a fun afternoon activity that you do together as a team. You will enjoy how these two activities help you develop a high performance team. Here’s to your success!

FISH!
by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen
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Good to Great

by Jim Collins
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen Covey
www.amazon.com

How to Win Friends Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
www.amazon.com

Brush
by James Goolnik
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Everything is Marketing

by Fred Joyal
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Don’t Wait for the Tooth Fairy
by Ashley Latter
www.ashleylatter.com/books

You are Worth It
by Ashley Latter
www.ashleylatter.com/books

Million Dollar Dentistry
by Gary Kadi
www.nextlevelpractice.com/thrive

Gary on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Garycharlestakacs

Gary on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/gary_takacs

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Dentistry Can Be Everything You Want it to Be with Dr. Tarun Agarwal

April 22, 2015  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 54:00 min

You are well aware that Gary is absolutely passionate about the profession of dentistry and so is this week’s guest! In this episode, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Tarun Agarwal better known as ‘T-Bone’! Tarun shares Gary’s passion for dentistry and in this information-packed interview they discuss; How to develop a Thriving practice in an insurance environment, why Tarun believes that his digital camera is one of his most important pieces of equipment, the three most important technologies that Tarun uses every day in his practice, the best piece of advice that Tarun was given right out of dental school and how general dentists can successfully add implant dentistry to their mix of services. You will LOVE Tarun’s perspective on dentistry and his down to earth demeanor!

Tarun’s email address: dra [at] raleighdentalarts [dot] com

Tarun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks

Tarun’s Practice on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/SmileRaleigh

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