One Dentist’s Story of Adversity and How he Overcame these Challenges with Dr. Brian Toorani

June 20, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

The truth is that we are all likely to face many challenges in our lives. Dr. Brian Toorani is a long-time friend of Gary’s and he has experienced many challenges in his personal and professional life. Gary invited Brian to be a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his experiences with the hope that it will help others. In this important interview Gary and Brian discuss; a candid discussion of the challenges that Brian has experienced, how Brian found himself deeply in debt in Southern California in the middle the brutal economic downturn of 2008 and 2009, the experience of practicing dentistry with a 92% overhead, how Brian made radical changes to get his practice overhead around 60%, why bigger wasn’t better for Brian, the toughest decision that Brian had to make as a practice owner and why it still haunts him today, Brian’s experience with Clinical Depression and the fact that Depression is not uncommon in the dental profession, Brian’s recent physical challenges of a severely broken right wrist (Brian is right handed), the role of Emotional Intelligence on overcoming challenges and the interview concludes with a fun discussion of Brian’s Guided Implant Surgery Courses and how he has ben able to Triumph over adversity. Special thanks to Brian for having the courage to discuss such sensitive subjects in the hopes of helping others!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Brian’s Practice Website:
http://www.dentaloasisofOC.com

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How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice with Trisha O’hehir RDH

June 13, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today. In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha discuss; a great definition of prevention in dentistry, why teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder, the science behind xylitol, why xylitol is the biggest game changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years, the concept of quorum sensing and multi-species biofilm, chewing gum and other xylitol products available today, how xylitol can help with xerostomia and why dry mouth is becoming more common with patients today, issues related to mouth breathing and why nose breathing is the healthy format (including 18% greater oxygen flow compared to mouth breathing), tips for how to incorporate prevention in your practice, a very simple tip (the toothpaste secret) to make brushing much more effective for your patients, why prevention supports the restorative side of your practice, ‘Dental Defense System’ for Spry, issues related to excess sugar consumption, how health coaching could be incorporated into a dental practice and the cool things Trisha is doing with her O’hehir University. You will absolutely LOVE the sheer amount of cool information in this Show!

Link for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Links for ‘Ask David’ segment:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Trisha’s O’hehir University:
http://www.ohu-edu.com

Website for Spry (Dental division of Xlear):
http://www.xlear.com

Link for ‘The Toothpaste Secret’ (you will LOVE this!)
http://www.onlineoralhealth.com/the-toothpaste-secret/

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Four Perspectives on the Future of Private Practice Dentistry with Debra Englehardt-Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne

June 06, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Gary had an opportunity to interview three of his dear friends as a live interview on the Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise. This is a fun and enlightening interview with Debra Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne. The collective experience of this group (151 years!) is amazing and there are SO many great tips shared in this interview. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary, Debra, Ross and Roy discuss; Each person’s perspective on the future of Private Practice Dentistry, how to overcome setbacks in practice and in life, responsibility, the importance of investing in yourself and your practice, why the growth of corporate dentistry is good for private practice, the chairside attributes of being affable and humble, why the ‘middle market’ in dentistry is a dangerous place to be, practical tips to strengthen your practice TODAY, why taking more time with your new patients is a key to greater success, the power of Passion in your practice, Gratitude as a practice-builder, and we finish the interview with a conversation round of sharing meaningful information with our listeners. You are in for a real treat listening to the wisdom, passion and insights shared in this interview!

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

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

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

Links for Retraction Paste
https://restorativenation.com/top-eight/

Link to Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Link to The Nash Institute:
http://www.thenashinstitute.com

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A System to Successfully Reactivate Past Due Hygiene Patients with Cory Pinegar

May 30, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Every dental practice has the experience of patients that are overdue for their hygiene appointment. This is one of the most pressing practice management problems that Dentists face today. To present some practical solutions to this challenge, Gary invited his friend Cory Pinegar to discuss a great system to reactivate past due hygiene patients. Gary and Cory discuss; the true economic value of overdue hygiene patients, the staggering statistics of overdue hygiene patients in practices throughout the country, excellent verbal skills to use to successfully reactivate past due hygiene patients, the best time of the day to contact these patients, why effective communication is more than just the words you use, studies on the most effective method of reaching past due hygiene patients and throughout the interview Cory presents a proven system for reactivating past due hygiene patients.

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

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

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

Links for Cervitec Plus:

https://leeannbrady.com/dental-materials/perfect-ginigival-tissue-for-the-seat-appointment

https://leeannbrady.com/restorative-dentistry/decreasing-caries-risk

https://restorativenation.com/chlorhexidine-varnish/

Website for Cory Pinegar:
http://www.getcallforce.com

Information about Gary’s digital Course ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’ http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

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Communication and Image Master Class; How to Help Your Patients Feel Good About Themselves in our Presence with Janice Hurley

May 23, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Image and Communication are so very important in a Thriving practice. Gary invited his friend Janice Hurley as a Guest on this Thriving Dentist Show to provide a communication and image Master Class with the focus on how to help your patients feel good about themselves in our presence. When your patients feel good about themselves in your presence all kinds of great things happen! In this Show Gary and Janice discuss; Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the concept of mirroring and matching, how to be mindful of your voice tone and grammar, adapting communication styles to patients of difference generations, the ‘belly-button’ rule and why this is so important, the elements of charisma, how give genuine compliments to your patients and throughout the interview Janice shares amazing tips on on how to provide an experience that leaves your patients feeling delighted! Janice is known as ‘Dentistry’s Image Expert’ for very good reason and you will be thrilled with the information you learn in this episode!

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

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

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

Links for Perio Probes:
https://restorativenation.com/power-perio-diagnosis-treatment-planning/

Janice’s website:
http://www.janicehurley.com

Information about Gary’s digital Course ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’ http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

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