Can Artificial Intelligence Put More Patients in Your Chair? with Amol Nirgudkar

July 11, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is a full-fledged Geek!

He loves technology and how you can use technology in your practice to enhance the patient experience and improve your practice.

Gary invited his friend Amol Nirgudkar as a guest in this Show to discuss applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the dental profession.

In this interview, Gary and Amol discuss;

  • How Amol transitioned from his role as a CPA to a dental entrepreneur to solve a very specific problem he noticed among his clients,
  • a practical definition of Artificial Intelligence and how it is improving our lives,
  • the history of Artificial Intelligence and where it is going,
  • how Siri and Alexa have become commonplace,
  • natural language processing and what this has to do with dentistry,
  • how Artificial Intelligence can be used to dramatically improve your results at converting callers to appointments,
  • a fun side discussion about longevity and Peter Diamandis and how technology will help us live long, healthy lives,
  • the concept of human-assisted Artificial Intelligence and why this adaptation is so effective
  • and throughout this lively interview Gary and Amol provide specific examples of how Artificial Intelligence and other state-of-the-art technology will continue to impact the profession of dentistry.

Whether you will admit to being a Geek or not, you will enjoy and benefit from this interview!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com and http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Amol’s website:
http://www.patientprism.com

Link to receive a Free Guide titled; ‘Winning New Patients on the Phone’:
https://www.patientprism.com/dental-practice-guide-to-winning-new-patients-on-the-phone-awareness-lp

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How the Metaphor of the ‘Last Pistachio’ can Radically Improve the Patient Experience in Your Dental Practice’ with Fred Joyal

July 04, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

This is a fun and insightful interview with Gary’s long time friend, Fred Joyal. In this interview Gary and Fred discuss; What Fred has learned from spending over $500 Million in advertising to encourage patients to go to the Dentist, Some great tips from Fred’s two books; Everything is Marketing and Becoming Remarkable, the concept of book club and how this is a great team building exercise, why expressing appreciation to your team members is so very powerful, how everything you do either increases or decreases case acceptance, the story of Fred participating in Richard Branson’s upcoming ‘Strive Challenge’ and throughout the interview Fred shares the amazing metaphor of ‘The Last Pistachio’ and how this concept can radically improve the patient experience in your practice! You will totally LOVE this conversation between Fred and Gary!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Link to Fred’s books:
http://www.goaskfred.net/Store/Buybook?promo=Enter%20promo%20code
Enter: TAKACS (all caps) in the promo code to get a Special Price on Fred’s Books at $10 each!

Contact information to book Fred as a speaker:
Call Kim Fuller at 310-215-6406

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Future-Proof your Practice by Adding Medically Necessary Dentistry to Your Treatment Mix with Patrick Kircher

June 27, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

There are many patients who suffer from a variety of medical issues that originate from improper and unbalanced forces in the mouth. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Patrick Kircher on the topic of Medically Necessary Dentistry and how these serves can be successfully added to your practice. In this interview, Gary and Patrick discuss; the topic of medically necessary dentistry and what these treatment services include, how these issues often go undiagnosed by physicians and other medical specialists, why issues such as chronic headaches and migraines, TMD, Vertigo and recurring head and neck pain often originate from improper and unbalanced forces in the mouth, how incorporating medically necessary dentistry can be one important way to future-proof your practice, and what’s new and exciting with Trudenta 2.0 including new ownership, new affiliate partners and a broader treatment scope incorporating a full range of medically necessary dentistry. There is much useful information in this interview and you will enjoy Patrick’s focus on helping patients!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Patrick’s website:
http://www.trudenta.com

Link to the digital course ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’: http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

Note: Registration for Course closes on June 29 (Midnight Pacific Time)

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One Dentist’s Story of Adversity and How he Overcame these Challenges with Dr. Brian Toorani

June 20, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

The truth is that we are all likely to face many challenges in our lives. Dr. Brian Toorani is a long-time friend of Gary’s and he has experienced many challenges in his personal and professional life. Gary invited Brian to be a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his experiences with the hope that it will help others. In this important interview Gary and Brian discuss; a candid discussion of the challenges that Brian has experienced, how Brian found himself deeply in debt in Southern California in the middle the brutal economic downturn of 2008 and 2009, the experience of practicing dentistry with a 92% overhead, how Brian made radical changes to get his practice overhead around 60%, why bigger wasn’t better for Brian, the toughest decision that Brian had to make as a practice owner and why it still haunts him today, Brian’s experience with Clinical Depression and the fact that Depression is not uncommon in the dental profession, Brian’s recent physical challenges of a severely broken right wrist (Brian is right handed), the role of Emotional Intelligence on overcoming challenges and the interview concludes with a fun discussion of Brian’s Guided Implant Surgery Courses and how he has ben able to Triumph over adversity. Special thanks to Brian for having the courage to discuss such sensitive subjects in the hopes of helping others!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Brian’s Practice Website:
http://www.dentaloasisofOC.com

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How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice with Trisha O’hehir RDH

June 13, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today. In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha discuss; a great definition of prevention in dentistry, why teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder, the science behind xylitol, why xylitol is the biggest game changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years, the concept of quorum sensing and multi-species biofilm, chewing gum and other xylitol products available today, how xylitol can help with xerostomia and why dry mouth is becoming more common with patients today, issues related to mouth breathing and why nose breathing is the healthy format (including 18% greater oxygen flow compared to mouth breathing), tips for how to incorporate prevention in your practice, a very simple tip (the toothpaste secret) to make brushing much more effective for your patients, why prevention supports the restorative side of your practice, ‘Dental Defense System’ for Spry, issues related to excess sugar consumption, how health coaching could be incorporated into a dental practice and the cool things Trisha is doing with her O’hehir University. You will absolutely LOVE the sheer amount of cool information in this Show!

Link for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Links for ‘Ask David’ segment:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Trisha’s O’hehir University:
http://www.ohu-edu.com

Website for Spry (Dental division of Xlear):
http://www.xlear.com

Link for ‘The Toothpaste Secret’ (you will LOVE this!)
http://www.onlineoralhealth.com/the-toothpaste-secret/

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