6 Most Important Lessons of 2014

December 31, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Dental Podcast

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Running Time: 38:06 min

As we wrap up another year, Gary spent some time reflecting on his own practice and the offices of his clients to identify the most important lessons from the year. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary defines the 6 most important lessons he learned in 2014. They include; The importance of B.H.A.G’s (Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goals), the importance of constant team-building activities, marketing is more important than ever, developing a culture of adding treatment into your schedule each day, the need to audit your 24 practice systems on an ongoing basis and the fact that more CE = more enjoyment. Wishing you all a New Year filled with Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity!

Gary’s Email address: gary [at] takacslearningcenter [dot] com

Takacs Learning Center always welcomes new clients and we’d enjoy working with you to help you develop your ideal practice!

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A Conversation with one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry with Trish Jones

December 24, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Dental Podcast

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Running Time: 52:45 min

Dentistry is such an amazing profession! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Trish Jones who was recently nominated as one of the ‘Top 25 Women in Dentistry’ by Dental Products Report magazine about a wide range of topics including; The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Give Back a Smile Program, Trish’s experience riding her bike over 580 miles across Texas for the Ride Texas Wish for Our Heroes charity, her experience as a Technical Account Manager at a full service dental lab, why treating sleep disorders is such a hot topic today, digital impressions and why it is time to get on board and why having a positive perspective is so important. You will really enjoy this interview!

Trish’s email address: trishj [at] aurumgroup [dot] com

Website: www.aurumgroup.com

AACD Give Back a Smile Program: www.givebackasmile.com

Trish on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trishjonesz

Trish on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Smilin2much

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5 Reasons You Need Video SEO Marketing for a Thriving Practice with Al Ferretti

December 17, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Dental Podcast

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Running Time: 42:26 min

2015 is going to be the year of video marketing for dental practices. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Al Ferretti about how Dentists can use video marketing to consistently attract quality new patients. Al’s unique angle on video marketing is optimizing each video for search to enhance your ranking results with Google and the other search engines. In this interview Gary and Al discuss; the five reason dental practices need video as part of their digital marketing plan, practical tips to get started now with video marketing, why SEO needs to be an integral part of your video marketing, case studies on practices that are successfully using video marketing and why video will be so important in 2015.

Website link for Al Ferretti: http://makingmobi.com/video
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Al Ferretti phone number: 763-438-1162

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Going Paperless in a Thriving Practice with Dr. Larry Emmott

December 03, 2014  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Dental Podcast

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Running Time: 1:00:00 min

As you likely know, Gary is a huge advocate of technology and he encourages Dentists to use technology to become more efficient and productive. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Larry Emmott on going paperless in the dental office. In this interview, Gary and Larry discuss whether it is possible to go paperless in the dental office and the benefits for doing so, the specific hardware and software that an office needs to get started with paperless records, practical solutions for dealing with paper in the practice, cool digital solutions for forms and signatures and Larry concludes the interview with a great discussion about the biggest mistakes he sees Dentists make when they go paperless and how to avoid these common mistakes. As Larry likes to say; “The future is coming and it will be amazing!”……….Larry is right!

Larry’s Blog: www.emmottontechnology.com

Larry’s Website: www.DrLarryEmmott.com

Email Address: LarryEmmott [ at ] DrLarryEmmott.com

Link to the free whitepaper on going paperless.

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Mastering the Business of Dentistry with Bonnie Hixson

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

Dental Podcast

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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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