Finding New Money in Old Places with Lisa Spradley

July 23, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 49:50 min

Reactivating existing patients and following up with them regarding pending treatment is an opportunity for virtually every dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Lisa Spradley known as the ‘Front Desk Lady’. Lisa has almost 20 years of experience as an administrative team member and office manager and is passionate about helping dental practices follow up with existing patients. In this interview, Gary and Lisa discuss why it’s important to reactivate existing patients, how much time should be spent each week on hygiene reactivation, tips to successfully reactivate hygiene patients and how technology can help you with the hygiene reactivation process. Gary and Lisa also discuss tips to follow up with patients with pending treatment plans and how you can move these patients to accept recommended treatment. You’ll love this interview and Lisa’s passion for helping dental offices thrive today!

Lisa’s website:  www.frontdesklady.com

Lisa’s email address:  lisamarie@frontdesklady.com

 

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Changing Face of Patient Financing in Dentistry with Dr. Bruce Baird

July 16, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 48:45 min

A challenge facing all dental practices today is helping patients afford the care they need and want. In this information-packed interview, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Bruce Baird about the changes that are impacting traditional patient financing options and how dental offices can provide a payment option that works for the patient and the practice alike. In this interview, Gary and Bruce discuss the current state of financing in dentistry and how this impacts every practice, how the practice can take charge of a payment option that will allow you to successfully finance virtually any patient, how patient financing can be professionally managed and how the right financing option can help you grow your practice and provide an attractive return on investment as well. This interview will provide you with new information that will help you help more of your patients afford the dental treatment they need and want. This information can make a massive difference in your practice!

Website for Comprehensive Finance:  www.comprehensivefinance.com

Dr. Bruce Baird email address: bruce@productivedentist.com

 

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Making NFL Quality Mouth Guards with Gary Takacs

July 09, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 43:36 min

Making NFL-Quality mouth guards for your local high school football team is an outstanding marketing/community service project. Gary was taught how to make these mouth guards by Dr. Derric DesMarteau, the late Team Dentist for the NFL Oakland Raiders and the NBA Golden State Warriors. Sadly, Derric passed away from prostrate cancer a couple of years ago and hopefully this Show will serve as a lasting legacy of Derric’s lifetime commitment to dentistry and to helping his colleagues. In this show, Gary discussed how to use ethylene vinyl acetate material to make a two-layer, laminated mouth guard that is thick enough to provide appropriate protection yet not so thick to be uncomfortable. Gary also discusses how to organize the process of making these mouth guards in an efficient manner with little disruption to your practice. This mouth guard project has proven to be an excellent marketing project for Gary’s practice (LifeSmiles Dental Care) and for his clients as well.

Source for the Thermopressure machine:

Erkodent         (Erkoform 3-D Vacuum Unit)                                    www.glidewelldirect.com/erkodent-thermoforming-equipment.aspx 

‘A Technique for Fabricating Modern Athletic Mouth Guards’ CDA Journal article written by Dr. Ray Padilla
www.essix.com/orstore/downloads/mouthguardfabrication.pdf

 

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Gums of Steel Hygiene Transformation with Dr. Chris Kammer

July 02, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 1:01:39 min

We are in a new era of diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and it’s time to get series about helping patients improve the health of their gums. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Chris Kammer about the clinical and financial benefits of helping patients improve the health of their gums. In addition to being a practicing Dentist for over 30 years, Chris is the co-founder of AAOSH (American Academy for Oral Systemic Health) and has been a leader in recognizing the relationship between oral health and whole body health. In this inspiring interview, Gary and Chris discuss why perio has been a neglected treatment area in dentistry, how getting serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease can be a powerful growth area for any dental practice, the latest advances in diagnosing and treating perio disease and the latest information on the oral/systemic connection. Additionally, Chris gives us a sneak preview of the 2014 AAOSH Annual Scientific Session in St. Louis (September 26-28, 2014) and he also discusses his highly acclaimed ‘Gums of Steel’ Hygiene Transformation Program.

Gums of Steel Hygiene Transformation Program
www.dentalproshop.com

American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
www.AAOSH.org
(NOTE: 2014 AAOSH Annual Scientific Session: September 26-18 in St. Louis, MO)

Dr. Chris Kammer email address:  drchriskammer@yahoo.com

 

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Evolve or Die with Fred Joyal

June 25, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 53:39 min

The dental profession is going through fundamental changes right now. Last week Gary’s good friend, Fred Joyal wrote a blog post titled, ‘Darwin Comes to Dentistry; Are You Evolving?’ This is absolutely a must read for all Dentists. Here’s a link to this blog post: http://bit.ly/1nYZEoW. Fred was spot on in identifying the forces impacting dentistry today as well as his recommendations for what to do to evolve amid these changes and thrive. This information was so timely that Gary decided to interview Fred for the Thriving Dentist Show and discuss the importance of evolving to survive and thrive. In this interview Gary and Fred discuss the 6 main forces that are impacting dentistry today. Fred explains these as not just trends, but tectonic shifts! Fred and Gary then make 7 specific recommendations to navigate these changes and evolve so that you can thrive now and in the future.

 

Fred’s Book: Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth
http://www.goaskfred.net/store     (Promo Code: Takacs)

Fred’s Website:  www.goaskfred.com

Futuredontics Website:  www.futuredontics.com

 

 

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