Changes in the World of Dental CE with Elijah Desmond

July 12, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Elijah Desmond

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Running Time: 38 minutes

It is no coincidence that Dentists who take more CE have more successful practices. However, not all Dental CE is the same. Dental CE that provides excellent educational content in a unique location and networking opportunities with the speakers and attendees can be truly powerful learning experiences.

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to share his thoughts on the changing world of dental CE. In this interview Gary and Elijah discuss; 3 major trends that are happening in the dental profession today and how Dentists can respond to these trends, why traditional dental conferences are struggling to remain relevant today, new CE opportunities for Dentists today, Elijah’s motivation to start a charity called ‘A Success Story for Kids’ with the mission of helping children realize their potential, Elijah’s Smiles at Sea Program and the interview concludes with announcing Gary as the featured speaker for the 2018 Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise.

You will be inspired by Elijah and his commitment to truly make a difference in the world! Elijah’s website: www.elijahdesmond.com

Elijah’s Smiles at Sea website: www.smilesatsea.com

Elijah’s email address: elijah@basicdentistry.com

Elijah’s Facebook Group ‘Trapped in an Op’: https://www.facebook.com/groups/913379352015992/?ref=br_rs

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How to Achieve Your Next Level of Health and Wellness for all Dental Professionals with Dr. Uche Odiatu

July 05, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Uche Odiatu

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Running Time: 58 minutes

Dentistry is a very demanding profession both emotionally and physically. In order to achieve your full potential as a Dentist it is important for you to maintain a high level of health and fitness. Gary invited his friend and personal fitness and health Mentor, Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some tips on how to achieve your next level of health and wellness. In this interview Gary and Uche discuss; Tips to achieve a better life balance, the concept of ‘Health as the first Wealth’, the power of fruits & vegetables, the importance of A/H receptors, how black pepper aids in the absorption of nutrients, how to do a health and fitness re-boot if you have fallen off track, how food can be your medicine, specific foods that will feed your brain, facts and science about healthy fats and a host of other great tips that you can use TODAY to increase your health and Wellness. You deserve to be as healthy as possible and you will absolutely Love the passion that Uche has to share health and wellness information!

Amazon link for Uche’s book: The Miracle of Health: Simple Solutions, Extraordinary Results

Link to Kary and Uche’s Facebook page

Link to Uche on Twitter

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Easy Insurance Conversations that Lead to Greater Case Acceptance with Teresa Duncan

June 28, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Teresa Duncan

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Running Time: 64 minutes

Communicating with patients about their dental insurance is an important element in just about every dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Teresa Duncan about how to communicate with patients about their insurance in a way that leads to greater case acceptance. Teresa literally wrote the book on this topic when she wrote: Moving Patients to Yes; Easy Insurance Conversations. In this information-packed interview Gary and Teresa discuss; How to lead with conversations about health with your patients rather than leading with conversations about insurance, the right verbal skills that lead to greater case acceptance, a wonderful discussion about how words matter including specific words to use and things you should stop saying, the three C’s of Confidence, Clarity and Conversation and the interview concludes with a discussion between Gary and Teresa about their predictions about the future of dental insurance.

Teresa’s website:
odysseymgmt.com

Link to Teresa’s Book:
odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/
Use Code: THRIVING to receive a discount

Link to Teresa’s online ‘Dental Insurance Skills Training’ (DIST) Program: odysseymgmt.digitalchalk.com/dc/learn/dental-insurance-skills-workshop-1
Use Code: THRIVING to receive a discount

Teresa’s email address:
teresa@odysseymgmt.com

Link to article about dentistry in Los Algodones, Mexico, a town of 6,000 with 600 dentists.

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How to use a Dental Warranty as a Practice-Builder with Jared Parente

June 21, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Jared Parente

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Running Time: 49 minutes

It can be useful to look outside of the Dental Profession to find solutions that we can adapt to dentistry. Warranties are often used with other products and services to create consumer confidence. Gary has used a dental warranty in his LifeSmiles dental practice for almost 10 years now and it has proven to be very effective. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews Jared Parente on all the details of a dental warranty program. In this interview, Gary and Jared discuss; The concept of a dental warranty, how a warranty can lead to greater case acceptance, how to use your warranty as a practice-builder, the risks of providing a dental warranty and how to manage these risks and how to market your dental warranty to your existing patients as well as to potential patients in your community. You will enjoy Jared’s knowledge and experience with dental warranties and you may want to consider a dental warranty as a value-added service for your practice.

Jared’s website:

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Jared’s email address:
answers@dw-corp.com
Email Jared to receive a ‘Dental Warranty Roadmap’ and a Dental Warranty Template. Both are free for listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show

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Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid

June 14, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Amplified Dynamics

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Running Time: 68 minutes

Mastering case presentation is such an important topic in a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his long-time friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid on how to amplify your practice by mastering case presentation. In this interview, Dee Dee, Mark and Gary discuss; how Mark and Dee Dee developed their passion for dentistry, the power of relationship-based treatment planning, how to guide patients to become interested in comprehensive care, the importance of non-judgmental communication and specific tips to make sure you are communicating without judgment, the power of agreements, how to help patients with values clarification, the concept of ‘simmering in the gap’, the importance of curiosity and the interview concludes with a cool discussion of the work that Mark and Dee Dee are doing to help Dentists and Team Members.

Mark and Dee Dee’s website
www.AmplifiedDynamics.com

Link to 4 minute ‘Amp Up My Practice Quiz’
www.amplifymypracticenow.com

Mark and Dee Dee’s email address:
AmpdUp@AmplifiedDynamics.com

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