Life Saving Dental Hygiene with Tom Larkin DDS

February 20, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

It is long past due to get serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease! Today we know ever more about the link between oral and systemic health and we have new technology that can help improve specific diagnosis and new technology that will help patients understand what is going on with their health.

In this Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Tom Larkin to discuss the many advances available today in the world of oral/systemic health.

In this interview, Gary and Tom discuss;

  • Latest advances in the integration of medicine and dentistry,
  • Tom’s role as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of perio disease,
  • background of phase contrast microscopes in dentistry,
  • the breakthrough work that Bradley Bale MD and Amy Doneen DNP are doing to educate the public,
  • Bradley Bale’s book; Beat the Heart Attack Gene and why this book is a must read for all Dentists and Team Members,
  • new ways to identify biofilm DNA and bio markers in patients,
  • the economic potential in growing your hygiene department,
  • Tom’s innovative development of a practical microscope solution,
  • the concept of facilitative learning and host of other details related to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of perio disease.

Buckle up…..You are in for a wealth of information in this podcast interview!

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

Link to the previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Tom Larkin:
‘Integration of Medicine and Dentistry with Bradley Bale MD and Tom Larkin DDS’
http://bit.ly/2lL4EoR

Tom’s Website:
http://POWHygiene.com

Tom’s email address:
tom@tomlarkin.com

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Smiles at Sea is Going to Cuba! with Elijah Desmond

February 13, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

There are some very cool things happening in the world of Dental CE these days!

Gary has long been a fan of combining excellent CE with an incredible experience to make the learning come alive and live in the minds and hearts of those attending.

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to talk about his Smiles at Sea Cruises and in particular to share details about some events happening this October including a Smiles at Sea Cuba Cruise.

In this Show Gary and Elijah discuss;

  • Elijah’s motivation for starting Smiles at Sea, his vision for ‘Dentistry’s Got Talent’,
  • Elijah’s new book titled, Serial Entrepreneur: From Start Up to Success,
  • the Mastermind Meeting of the Future coming up this fall,
  • the Smiles at Sea Cuba Cruise where Gary will be one of the featured speakers,
  • Elijah’s plans for combining local charity events with future CE courses
  • and throughout the interview Elijah shares his passion for creating CE Events that provide a forum for learning, fun and connection with some of the brightest minds in dentistry!

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

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.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

Website for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.smilesatsea.com

Elijah’s email address:
elijah@basicdentistry.com

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Loving What You Do is the Secret to Insane Success with Dr. Peyman Raissi

February 06, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

There are some amazing young Dentists making a positive impact on the Dental Profession! Dr. Peyman Raissi (aka; Peyray) is one of those amazing young Dentists. Gary Invited Peyray as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his story.

In this Show, Gary and Peyray discuss;

  • how Peyray initially started his career as an Associate Dentist with Affordable Dentures and Implants,
  • how he grew this practice significantly by marketing dental implants,
  • the fact that there are 40 million completely edentulous patients in the US,
  • why dental implants are such a great service to offer patients,
  • why Peyray made the decision to start a practice from scratch in a highly competitive area (Nashville, TN),
  • how he successfully collected $950,000 in his first year and $1.7M in his second year,
  • his expansion to a 2,800 sq. ft. office with 8 treatment rooms,
  • Peyray’s belief that taking a massive amount of CE is a key to success,
  • his zest for clinical photography,
  • the importance of Mentors and learning from your colleagues
  • and throughout the interview Peyray shares his concept of making a conscious decision to absolutely LOVE what you as the most effective way to influence others.

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

Link to Peyray’s Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/drpeyray/

Link to Influence Dentistry Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/influencedentistry/

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If Your Marketing Strategy is ‘Spray and Pray’ Here’s a much More Effective Approach with Mark Oborn

January 30, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Developing a comprehensive marketing strategy to consistently attract quality new patients is a very important system for a Thriving Practice!

In this interview, Gary invited his long-time friend, Mark Oborn, as a guest on the podcast to discuss the most effective marketing techniques. Gary considers Mark one of the brightest minds in dentistry on the topic of marketing!

In this Show, Gary and Mark discuss;

  • Why the old school marketing approach of ‘spray and pray’ is so ineffective,
  • the difference between a pull-style of marketing vs a push-style of marketing,
  • how to market from the perspective of the patient,
  • the importance of providing your potential patients with valuable information in your marketing communication,
  • how to increase trust with your potential patients, how to reduce their risk,
  • why email marketing is NOT dead,
  • effective marketing funnels and a host of other strategies that will improve the effectiveness of your marketing.

You will especially be drawn to Mark’s ethical approach to dental marketing!

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

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.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

Mark’s website:
http://www.markoborn.com

Best way to reach Mark:
https://www.markoborn.com/Letstalk.html

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Why I Decided (as a mid-career Dentist) to Sell my Practice to a DSO with Dr. Nezar Kassem

January 23, 2019  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

DSO’s (Dental Service Organizations) are the fastest growing segment in dentistry today. It is common today for Dentists to be approached by DSO’s looking to acquire more practices.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Nezar Kassem to share his story about why Nezar, as a mid-career Dentist, decided to sell his practice to a DSO.

In this interview, Gary and Nezar discuss;

  • Nezar’s story of successfully starting a practice from scratch in 2002,
  • the joys that Nezar experienced in his practice and the challenges he has experienced as well,
  • Nezar’s desire to find a better balance in his life,
  • how he actually sought out the right DSO and approached them about the possibility of purchasing his practice,
  • the general criteria that DSO’s are looking for when making an acquisition,
  • how Nezar’s practice was appealing to a DSO even though he was slightly outside of their ideal criteria,
  • the challenge that Nezar was experiencing with his facility,
  • the full details of his sale,
  • what to look for when considering the right DSO,
  • Nezar’s arrangement to stay on as the Dentist after the sale and why this made sense for Nezar
  • and throughout the interview Gary and Nezar discuss how to determine if selling to a DSO might be a good strategy for you.

Selling a practice is a very personal decision and it’s Gary’s hope that this interview will provide you with the information that will help you determine if selling to a DSO makes sense for you.

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

Link to Elite Dental Partners (the DSO that purchased Nezar’s practice):
www.elitedentalpartners.com

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