How to Successfully Incorporate Treating Sleep Apnea in Your Practice with Steve Wick

November 08, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Steve Wick

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Running Time: 54 minutes

Treating sleep disorders is the #1 clinical area of interest in dentistry today. It is estimated that 80 Million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). To help you successfully incorporate dental sleep medicine in your practice Gary invited his friend Steve Wick as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this information-packed interview Gary and Steve discuss; the very personal story that motivated Steve to write his book Kicking the Bear Out of the Bedroom; Snoring and Sleep Apnea, the Not So Silent Killers, why Dentists with the proper training are well suited to successfully treat OSA, facts about the incident of sleep apnea and snoring in the general population, date from a study that reported that loud snoring can reduce life expectancy by 10 years, the health risks associated with OSA, the societal cost of untreated OSA in the US at $150 Billion per year, the challenges of compliance with CPAP as a treatment option, specific tips to get started with incorporating dental sleep medicine in your practice, 4 simple questions to ask your patients to identify existing patients in your practice suffering from OSA. This information can make a massive difference in your practice and it’s possible that this information can help you save lives!

As a special perk for our listeners, Steve is providing Module #1 of his digital course on Dental Sleep Medicine.

Copy of the ADA Proposed Policy Statement on the role of Dentists in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders

Link to Steve’s book on Amazon

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Compare Your Practice to 2,000 Practices in 4 Specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) with Weston Lunsford

November 01, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Weston Lunsford, Dental Intel

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Running Time: 65 minutes

It is absolutely critical to measure performance in your dental practice. However, your practice management software only tells you ‘what happened’ as opposed to ‘what’s happening’. To help you better understand what is happening in your dental practice, Gary invited his friend Weston Lunsford on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss 4 specific metrics that will propel your practice to new levels of performance! In this Show, Gary and Weston discuss the concept of ‘things that are measured, improve’ and then focus on 4 very specific metrics that you MUST measure to achieve your full potential. These 4 metrics are:

Hygiene Patient Reappointment %

Dentist Production per Patient

Treatment Acceptance %

Unscheduled Active Patients

Weston then provides you with benchmark information from 2,000 practices showing you the average, top 10% and bottom 10% of each metric in this 2,000 practice database. This benchmark information allows you to see how your practice performs compared to these 2,000 practices! You will LOVE Weston’s passion for measuring KPI’s and his equal passion for helping Dentists better serve their patients.

Weston’s website:
dentalintel.com

To receive a Free ($1,000 value) Practice Snapshot showing you precisely how your practice is performing with information unavailable from your practice management software:
dentalintel.com/takacs

Thriving Dentist Show podcasts on how to improve your case acceptance:

‘Guiding More Patients to Want Ideal Care’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady
http://bit.ly/A4mKsJ

‘Mastering the Emotions of Case Acceptance’ with Dr. Bob Frazer
http://bit.ly/1J4a8v8

‘Pathways to Creating Positive Change in Your Practice’ with Mary Osborne
http://bit.ly/2wnvkAT

‘The Question to ask Every Patient at each Consultation to Increase Opportunities’ with Ashley Latter
http://bit.ly/1op1jBn

‘Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation’ with Dr. Mark Montgomery & Dee Dee Reid
http://bit.ly/2rrKQdu

‘Unleashing the Power of DISC Personality Styles in Your Practice’ with Chris Locurto
http://bit.ly/2mdtvSg

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Tips from Disney on Building a Practice where Patients Respond, Return & Refer with Travis Frederickson

October 25, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Travis Frederickson

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Running Time: 59 minutes

Regular listeners to the Thriving Dentist Show will remember when Gary had Travis Frederickson as a guest to discuss his book: The Patient Experience: 4 Lessons From Disney to Dentistry. As a result of that interview and the massive interest from our listeners, Gary & Travis just completed a two-day course at Disneyland titled; ‘Disney to Dentistry’. This interview is a summary of the experiences Gary & Travis had teaching this course to Dentists & Team Members throughout the US & Canada. In this interview Gary & Travis discuss; The 3 ‘R’s that are the core of the Disney Experience; Respond, Return & Refer, why good enough is NOT good enough any more, the culture of Disney and how that applies to dentistry, why ‘Excellence’ must be your standard, Disney ‘guestology’ tips that can be applied to dentistry and how to create a positive emotional experience for your patients. In the interview, Gary & Travis announce that due to the interest of our listeners they will be doing two Disney to Dentistry courses in 2018; March 2-3 in Orlando, FL and September 28-29 in Anaheim, CA. Consider this an invitation to come join us!

Link to the previous interview with Travis:
‘Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience’

Travis’ website:
C4PracticeServices.com

Travis’ email address:
Travis@C4PracticeServices.com

Link to the 2018 ‘Disney to Dentistry’ courses

If you would like more information about the 2018 ‘Disney to Dentistry’ courses please send an email to gary@takacslearningcenter.com and enter Disney in your email subject line

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The Model of a Single Location Group Practice that Produces $10M+ per year Driven by a Noble Cause with Dr. Craig Spodak

October 18, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Craig Spodak

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Running Time: 58 minutes

There are many different models of success in dentistry. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Craig Spodak from Delray Beach, FL about his practice model. Craig’s model is a single location group practice that produces over $10M per year driven by a Noble Cause. In this Show Gary and Craig discuss; Craig’s experience as a 3rd generation Dentist, his vision of an ideal building which is LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) Gold Certified, the importance of creating a ‘Noble Cause’, Craig’s 14 Core Values in his practice, the power of intention, importance of learning from mistakes, Craig’s model of a single location vs. building a group of multiple locations, how Craig discovered that the was paying excessively high fees in his pension plan, the influence of Tony Robbins on Craig’s life and throughout the interview Gary and Craig discuss the meaning of ‘Geek Sheik’. You will love Craig’s powerful vision and his passion for our amazing profession!

Craig’s website:
spodakdental.com

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To receive a Free copy of the book Unshakeable by Tony Robbins:
thrivingdentist.com/tony

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Target Marketing Techniques for Facebook and Instagram Marketing with Bud Torcom

October 11, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Bud Torcom

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Running Time: 64 minutes

Social Media Marketing is one of the best ways to attract quality new patients to your practice. Gary invited his friend Bud Torcom on the Thriving Dentist Show to share the most effective target marketing techniques on Facebook and Instagram. In this Show Gary and Bud discuss; Bud’s experience on the Facebook Small Business Advisory Council, the concept of micro marketing, why you need to know your marketing ‘persona’, how to use marketing funnels on Facebook and Instagram, how to use ‘pixels’ on Facebook and why these are so important, the best CRM platforms for Dentists, how to set up your CRM as a lead follow up playbook, a powerful discussion of your ‘Relevance Score’ and how to determine an appropriate social media marketing budget. Facebook and Instagram marketing strategies are very effective and this podcast interview will help you gain first mover advantage and dominate your local market. Thanks Bud!

Bud’s website:
www.mazamamedia.com

To receive ‘The 3 Best Tools for Facebook and Instagram and Hot to Use Them’ text mazama to 44222

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