How to Uplevel Your Practice with Improved Patient Communication, Technology, Leadership & Analytics with Josh Weiner

October 24, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Gary has a number of Business Mentors in his life and today he has invited one of those Business Mentors, Josh Weiner, as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his perspective on how to raise the level of performance in your dental practice via patient communication, technology, leadership and analytics.

In this interview Gary and Josh discuss

  • the future of patient communication and where we are headed in the near future,
  • how two-way texting with your patients leads to greater efficiency and increased patient satisfaction,
  • how the concept of ‘meeting patients where they are’ applies to patient communication,
  • Josh’s perspective on the most important attributes of successful Teams,
  • specific ways to take underperforming Teams and bring them to the top of the leaderboard,
  • how to gain insight from your practice data,
  • how successful Dentists translate data and analytics into action,
  • the specific accomplishments that Josh is most proud of at SolutionReach,
  • how he effectively leads a Team of 538 people,
  • two books that Josh highly recommends
  • and why creating your practice culture is SO very important.

You’ll appreciate the depth of passion and experience that Josh provides in this interview!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

www.davidhornbrook.com

www.utahvalleydentallab.com

SolutionReach website: www.solutionreach.com

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The Best (and Worst) Practices in Practice Transitions with Rob Montgomery

October 17, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Buying a practice is a transaction that many Dentists will experience in their careers. This is one transaction when you want to get it right the first time!


In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Rob Montgomery as a Guest to share what he has learned in over 23 years of experience successfully guiding Dentists in Practice Transitions.

In this Show, Gary and Rob discuss;

  • How the transitions market has radically changed over the past 20 years,
  • the most common mistakes Dentists make when buying a practice,
  • why every buyer should be more interested in a ‘cash flow analysis’ rather than the purchase price,
  • how to correctly conduct due diligence (and bad or wrong due diligence),
  • the most important things to get right when buying a practice,
  • your ‘Go To’ Team of advisors when buying a practice,
  • how to avoid the most common Office Lease mistakes
  • and why a bad Lease can be a deal breaker.

Throughout this interview, Rob shares great advice to make buying a practice a positive experience!

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

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

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

Rob’s website:
http://www.yourdentallawyer.com

Link to The Dental Amigos website:
https://thedentalamigos.com/ce-seminars/

NOTE: A digital version of the September 21-22 Course presented by Dr. Pasquale Venuti in available on the dental amigos website. Pasquale Venuti is AMAZING!

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The $10,000 A Day Dentist with Dr. Bill Williams

October 10, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Rising practice overhead is severely impacting many dental practices today. While there are many reasons why overhead continues to escalate out of control for many Dentists, one important reason why overhead is so high is that many Dentists are not producing enough to offset their fixed expenses.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his long-time friend Dr. Bill Willams to discuss how to become a highly productive Dentist.

In this Show, Gary and Bill discuss;

  • The hopeful message of; ‘If it’s been done before, it must be possible’,
  • how Bill has produced an average of over $10,000 per day for every work day in the past 15 years,
  • the five different types of Dentists,
  • the concept of the ‘Servant Dentist’,
  • how to finish well in your career as a Dentist,
  • ‘The Big Five’ categories that will lead you to produce $10,000 per day,
  • how to achieve a great work/life balance and produce $10,000 per day
  • and throughout the interview Bill emphasizes the importance of being highly productive while maintaining an attitude of servitude for your patients!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

www.davidhornbrook.com

www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Bill’s website: www.solsticedentaladvisors.com

Link to receive a FREE copy of Bill’s Book; The $10,000 A Day Dentist: www.solsticedentaladvisors.com/thriving

Link to Bill’s Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/10Kadaydentists/

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Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence with Gary Takacs

October 03, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares his experience of radically reducing insurance dependence in his own practice in Phoenix, AZ.

Of all the strategic decisions that Gary, Dr. Nielson and Dr. Schmidt have made in their practice, the single most important decision was to reduce insurance dependency.

In this podcast, Gary discusses;

  • Why they made the decision to reduce insurance dependency,
  • the dirty secret that the dental insurance companies do NOT want you to know,
  • why the current dental insurance system is completely broken and what to do about it,
  • why dental practice overhead is rising so rapidly,
  • a five-step plan that Gary followed to successfully reduce insurance dependency in his own practice and in dental offices located throughout the country,
  • how to reduce insurance dependency yet remain patient-friendly in the process,
  • how to determine your practice ‘readiness’ to go out of network
  • and how they were able to retain the vast majority of their in-network patients when they went out of network.

Throughout this podcast Gary shares with you exactly what they did to reagin control of their practice from the insurance companies!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Beady

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website: www.restorativenation.com

Link for the ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’ digital course: www.thrivingdentist.com/course

 

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The Dental Connection to the Opioid Crisis with Leslie Fang MD

September 26, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl) is a serious crisis. Each day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.

This is a public health crisis with major consequences. To discuss the dental connection to the opioid crisis, Gary invited his friend, Leslie Fang MD as his guest on this Thriving Dentist Show.

In this show, Gary and Les discuss;

  • The staggering statistics of the opioid crisis including the fact that 21-30% of patients prescribed opioids for pain management abuse them,
  • the new ADA Guidelines on Substance Abuse Disorder and the trend for many State Dental Boards to now require mandatory CE on pharmacology,
  • your potential liability and how to remain compliant,
  • specific tips regarding pain management for your patients without narcotics,
  • the physiology of opioid dependence,
  • Dr. Fang’s online course that conforms to the ADA Policy on opioids,
  • his ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’ which have been recognized as the ‘Educational Product of the Year’ by Clinicians’ Report every year from 2007-2015 and has now been awarded Classic Status by Clinicians’ Report.

The best part of this interview is Dr. Fang’s entertaining and engaging style. He has the distinct ability to make pharmacology and other medical topics very interesting! You will enjoy this interview!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Link to the Online Course by Dr. Fang:

‘The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions’ (a course designed specifically for Dentists). Included in this Course is the award-winning ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’:

http://www.DrFangOnline.com

Link to DOCS Education (Dr. Fang is a Leading Instructor):

http://www.DOCSEducation.com

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