The Indirect Path to Success and the Importance of Gratitude with Dr. Nikki Green

December 12, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Most Dentists will experience some hurdles on their journey to develop a successful practice.

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his long-time client and friend Dr. Nikki Green to share her experiences developing a thriving practice.

In this Show, Gary and Nikki discuss;

  • the practice that Nikki purchased and the blessings and challenges that came with this practice purchase,
  • the temptation that Nikki had to sell her practice and why she ultimately decided not to sell (and why this was one of the best decisions she made!),
  • the failed partnership Nikki experienced and the lessons from this experience,
  • her decision to build an ideal facility and role this decision has played in her success,
  • the value of Mentors including a list of some of the most important Mentors who have guided and influenced Nikki
  • and the interview concludes with a wonderful discussion of Gratitude and how truly embracing Gratitude has made such an amazing difference in Nikki’s practice and her life!

You will really enjoy this very candid conversation and likely find encouragement in the direct path that Nikki has taken to develop a thriving practice.

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

Nikki’s website:
http://www.ngreendental.com

Link to the 2019 ‘Making it All Work; A Special Retreat for Women in Dentistry’ at The Pankey Institute: https://www.pankey.org/event/womens-retreat-2019/

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A Fee-For-Service Success Story with Dr. Drew Byrnes

December 05, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

You are likely aware that Gary is passionate about helping Dentists reduce their insurance dependence!

In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary invited his friend Dr. Drew Byrnes as a Guest to discuss his fee-for-service journey.

In this Show, Gary and Drew discuss;

  • Drew’s decision and pathway to own a fee-for-service practice,
  • why buying a fee-for-service practice can be a great decision,
  • the possible risks of buying a fee-for-service practice,
  • the benefits of a fee-for-service practice,
  • why Drew is so committed to helping other Dentists reduce their insurance dependence,
  • how a patient membership plan is a cornerstone to success in a fee-for-service practice
  • and throughout this interview Drew shares how he has been able to maintain a fee-for-service practice in an area of the country (near Orlando, FL) that is very competitive.

One of Gary’s Mentors is Dr. Omer Reed and Dr. Reed has often said; “If it has been done before, it must be possible”.

Hopefully this interview with Drew will serve as inspiration for you to reduce insurance dependence and perhaps go all the way to create a fee-for-service practice!

After all, Drew is doing it, so it must be possible!

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

Link to Drew’s Fee For Service Dentist Podcast: www.ffsdentistry.com

Link for Drew’s Membership Plan: www.dentalmembershipdirect.com or Text DMD to 31996

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Lessons from the World of High-End Retail and from Disney that Can Be Applied to Your Practice with Andre Shirdan

November 28, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

There are some wonderful lessons we can learn from successful retailers, especially when it comes to helping people want our services. For example, perio disease is quite literally an epidemic in the adult population today, yet most dental practices struggle with getting patients to accept the needed treatment.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Andre Shirdan to share some amazing tips on how to develop a thriving practice by implementing lessons he learned in high-end retail.

In this interview, Gary and Andre discuss;

  • Andre’s retail background and how the strategies of high end retailers can be applied to the dental profession,
  • why diagnosing and treating Perio disease should be a foundation in every general dental practice,
  • a verbal skill tip from Andre replacing the word ‘probe’ with the term ‘periodontal ruler’,
  • the importance of meeting patients where they are,
  • a new way to communicate your Perio findings with your patients using the StatCk program that Andre designed,
  • why this StatCk system is a game-changer by helping your patients understand exactly what is going on in their mouth with communication that they understand,
  • the Values and Vision of Disney and how this applies to the dental profession,
  • lessons from Disney on ‘Branding’
  • and what we can learn about consistency from Disney.

You’ll really enjoy Andre’s wisdom, perspective and passion for helping you succeed!

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

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website: www.restorativenation.com

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

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

Andre’s website: www.thecrewprocess.com

Link to receive Andre’s StatCk Periodontal Process Checklist: https://www.thecrewprocess.com/statck/

Link for more information about the 2019 Disney to Dentistry Courses given by Gary and Travis Frederickson: https://www.practicewow.com/d2d2019?r_done=1

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Can You Hear Me Now? The Issue of Hearing Loss in the Dental Profession with Dr. Sean Tomalty

November 21, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

The issue of hearing loss in the dental profession is a important topic.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Sean Tomalty as a Guest to discuss the incidence and causes of hearing loss among Dentists and Team Members and what can be done to reduce the risk.

In this interview Gary and Sean discuss;

  • Sean’s observation of hearing loss with his Dentist Father and with the hearing loss among his Dad’s colleagues,
  • the specific causes of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the dental profession including the damaging decibel levels coming from high-speed handpieces and ultrasonic scalers,
  • how Sean experimented with foam earplugs in dental school and the the challenges of this solution,
  • his motivation for coming up with a better solution in the form of Denplugs,
  • the importance of the acoustic filters in the Denplugs design,
  • how Denplugs work via design and technology to protect your hearing yet still enable you to hear normal patient communication,
  • how Dentists, Team Members and Patients can benefit from Denplugs and how this can be used as a practice-builder.

Hearing loss is one of the hidden occupational hazards in the dental profession and it is very cool that the topic is being addressed by creative and passionate people like Sean! You’ll enjoy this interview.

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

Sean’s website: www.denplugs.com

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Five Things I Would Do Differently If I started All Over on Monday Morning with Dr. Steve Rasner

November 14, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Experience is such a wonderful teacher! In fact, experience might be the best teacher. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Steve Rasner to share his thoughts on the 5 specific things he would do differently if he was to start all over again on Monday morning.

In this Show, Gary and Steve discuss;

  • How to thrive in a challenging economic environment,
  • why perseverance is a requirement for any Dentist desiring to achieve their full potential,
  • how being ranked 157th in your dental school class could actually be an advantage,
  • the five specific things Steve would do differently if he started all over on Monday morning,
  • how to regain your professional dreams when they may have been derailed,
  • how to embrace the concept of comprehensive care as a foundation in your practice
  • and throughout the interview Steve shares an abundance of practical tips that you can use tomorrow morning in your practice!

No theory here, just practical tips learned from experience.

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

Lee’s website:
www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website:
www.restorativenation.com

Steve’s website:
www.realizingthedream.com

Steve’s email address: drrasner@aol.com
In the Subject line write: ‘Send Me The Stuff’ to receive free resources from Steve!

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

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

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