Thanksgiving Show 2014

November 26, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 31:55 min

It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for Gary to publish a Show that provides a review of some of the most popular Thriving Dentist Show episodes over the past year. He makes a point of encouraging you to take action on specific recommendations that will help you develop a thriving practice. Below are the links to each of the Shows mentioned in this 2014 Thanksgiving Show:

How Thriving Dentists Can Enjoy a Long Healthy Career

Endo as a Practice Builder for the Thriving Dentist

Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer

How Thriving Dentists Can Avoid Becoming a Victim of Embezzlement

How to Communicate Your Fees to Patients

Link to order Ashley’s Book

How to Win Your Team & Positively Influence Your Patients

The Most Interesting Topics in Clinicians Report Dentistry Update

Link to Dr. Gordon Christensen Clinician’s Report

Making NFL Quality Mouth Guards

The Changing Face of Patient Financing in Dentistry

How to Slay the Insurance Monster

The Miracle of Health

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The Best Dental Rant Ever! with Dr. Howard Farran

November 19, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 01:00:50 min
Gary has been a friend of Dr. Howard Farran for over 25 years. As the founder of DentalTown, Howard has a very unique perspective on the profession of dentistry and he shares Gary’s passion for all things related to dentistry and helping patients. In this interview Gary and Howard discuss why only 38 out of 100 dental cavities that are diagnosed actually get treated, the power of a treatment plan presenter, the blood chemistry of selling, why you need to know about dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, how to speak with patients so they understand, why the term ‘flossing cavities’ is so effective and a host of other topics that will help you develop a Thriving practice. You will LOVE this interview!

Howard’s practice website: www.todaysdental.com

DentalTown website: www.dentaltown.com

2015 Townie Meeting April 15-18 Las Vegas, NV www.towniemeeting.com

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25 Years of Solutions for a Thriving Practice

November 12, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 01:04:03 min

November 2, 2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Gary’s coaching/consulting firm. To celebrate this milestone, Gary was interviewed by his friend and colleague Jodey Smith. Among the topics they discuss are; The life-changing event that inspired Gary to leave the safety and security of his corporate job to start his own firm, the significant changes that Gary has witnessed over the past 25 years, why speaking at dental conferences and events is such a passion, why Gary purchased a dental practice in 2007 and what he has learned as a practice owner, why he started the Thriving Dentist Show in 2012, and perhaps most importantly, why Gary is absolutely ‘bullish’ on the dental profession!

Gary’s website: www.takacslearningcenter.com

Gary’s email address: gary@takacslearningcenter.com

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Mastering the Business of Dentistry with Bonnie Hixson

November 05, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 56:51 min

The business of dentistry is Gary’s favorite topic and in this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Bonnie Hixson about how to master the business of dentistry. Bonnie is the founder of The Progressive Dentist magazine and she is recognized as a true thought leader in dentistry. In this inspiring interview Gary and Bonnie discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing Dentists today on the business side. Among the topics they discuss are; the rising office overhead challenge and how to improve your profitability, some brilliant business resources for Dentists, the changing business climate for Dentists today, why amazing customer service is so important today, why mastering the people side of dentistry is so important today and will become been more important in the future, why the health & wellness of the Dentist and Team lead to a more profitable practice and why it is time to get serious about oral cancer screening. You will LOVE this interview and the wonderful energy that Bonnie brings to the profession of dentistry!

Bonnie’s website: www.theprodentist.com

Bonnie’s email address: bonnie@hixsonmedia.com

Bonnie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.hixson

The Progressive Dentist Magazine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProDentist

Bonnie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonnieHixson

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The Case for Dental Implants in a Thriving Practice with Leslie Icenogle

October 29, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 52:11 min

In a recent Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Howard Farran made a point about expanding the services you offer your patients as an excellent practice building strategy in today’s economy. Howard is absolutely right! Dental Implants have been important part of Gary’s practice since the beginning and are becoming even more important today. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Leslie Icenogle about how to develop the implant component of your practice and why the team approach will produce the best results. Leslie has over 30 years of experience helping Dentists develop the implant component of their practice. In this interview Gary and Leslie discuss; The huge opportunity today regarding dental implants, how to get started, why the team approach is so important, specific things to do to get your entire team on board and how to overcome the common stumbling blocks. Dental Implants represent a growth opportunity for every practice and this Show will help you achieve your Dental Implant potential.

Leslie’s website: www.TeamImplants.com

Leslie’s email address: Leslie@TeamImplants.com

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