What Every Dentist Needs to Know About DSO’s with Dr. Jeromy Dixson

June 07, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Jeromy Dixson DMD

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Running Time: 68 minutes

The dental landscape is changing rapidly and the fastest growing segment of dentistry today is corporate dentistry and a subset of corporate dentistry are known as DSO’s (Dental Service Organizations).

In this Show, Gary interviews Dr. Jeromy Dixson about everything Dentists need to know about DSO’s. In this interview Gary and Jeromy discuss;

  • How Jeromy discovered the world of DSO’s
  • How he helped grow Smiles Dental Group from 3 offices to 24 offices
  • Jeromy’s thoughts on why corporate dentistry is growing so rapidly
  • How all DSO’s are not the same
  • The 7 goals Jeromy used to guide Smiles Dental Group to impressive growth
  • Jeromy’s DSO Project

The interview concludes with a great discussion of what Jeromy has learned in his year long around the world sabbatical with his family. This is an episode that every Dentist needs to hear!

Jeromy’s website:
www.dsoproject.com

Jeromy’s email address:
drdixson@dsoproject.com

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How I Successfully Opened a Practice From Scratch in Southern California with Lincoln Parker DMD

May 31, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Lincoln Parker DMD

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Running Time: 55 minutes

Conventional wisdom says that you cannot open a dental practice from scratch in a hyper-competetive market like Southern California.

Well, don’t tell that to Dr. Lincoln Parker because he successfully opened a practice from scratch soon out of dental school in the Tustin Ranch area or Orange County, California! Not only did Lincoln open this practice from scratch but he has done so with minimal insurance participation.

In this inspiring interview, Gary talks with Lincoln about how he was able to open the practice of his dreams in precisely the area where he wanted to work and live. In this Show, Gary and Lincoln discuss; what inspired Lincoln to buck conventional wisdom and follow his dream, how he overcame the challenges of getting his bank loan, some of the most important lessons Lincoln has learned throughout this process, tips for other Dentists opening a practice from scratch, how Lincoln was able to reduce his insurance dependency, the importance of a strong team and some of the Mentors that have influenced Lincoln. You will love Lincoln’s can-do perspective and his passion for the dental profession!

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Lincoln’s practice website:
drlincolnparker.com

Lincoln’s email address:
lincoln@drlincolnparker.com

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365 Days of Social Media Posts for Dentistry with Rachel Mele

May 24, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Rachel Mele

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Running Time: 61 minutes

Social Media can be a very effective means of connecting with your patients and with potential patients in your community. However, many Dental Professionals run out of ideas on what to post. Rest easy, this Thriving Dentist Show will provide you with solutions! In this Show Gary interviews his friend Rachel Mele about her book; 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry. In this interview Gary and Rachel discuss; What inspired Rachel to write the book, the one tip that every dental practice can use to improve their use of social media, a discussion of the types of dental posts that get the most likes, comments and shares, the concept of ‘Dental Holidays’ and why these MUST be included in your posting activity and the biggest mistakes Dentists make in regards to social media and how to avoid them. The interview concludes with a discussion of Oral Cancer Cause and why Rachel is donating 100% of the proceeds of book sales to this amazing non-profit project! You will love this interview and Rachel’s passion for the dental profession.

Rachel’s website:
http://www.rachelmele.com

Link to order Rachel’s book; 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry
Use Order Code TDS2017 to save 20%

Link to follow Rachel and her book on Facebook

Rachel’s email address: rachel@rachelmele.com

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Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience with Travis Frederickson

May 17, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Travis A Frederickson

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Running Time: 70 minutes

Developing an amazing patient experience is an important element of creating a thriving dental practice. The sad reality is that most patient experiences in a dental office are mediocre at best. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Travis Frederickson on the concept of using Disney as an example of how to create an amazing patient experience. Travis literally wrote the book on this subject when he wrote: The Patient Experience: 4 Lessons from Disney to Dentistry. In this interview Gary and Travis discuss: How the concept of Disney and Dentistry came together for Travis, the biggest take-away from the link between Disney and Dentistry, the concept of Vision and why this is so important in dentistry, the Disney approach to ‘Service Recovery’ and how to respond when things go wrong and other great tips from the Disney Institute. You will really enjoy Travis’ passion for Disney and Dentistry and the unique perspective that that link can provide to your dental practice!

Travis’ website:
www.c4practiceservices.com

Travis’ email address:
travis@c4practiceservices.com

If you are interested in attending a course on Disney & Dentistry at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA in the fall of 2017 please send Gary an email to gary@takacslearningcenter.com with the Subject Line: Disney

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Digital Gateway: Solutions for Success in 2017 and Beyond with Dr. Mark Morin

May 10, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Dr. Mark Morin

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Running Time: 59 minutes

The Dental Profession is experiencing radical changes as a result of a variety of market forces. Sadly, the profession is dividing into those who are struggling and those who are Thriving! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Mark Morin on how to thrive in these changing times. Gary and Mark discuss; Specific factors impacting the dental profession today and how to successfully navigate these changes, how Mark has been able to thrive in an area of the country (Detroit) that has been devastated economically, the specific technology that Mark feels is a ‘Must Have’ today, the biggest mistakes that Dentists make with technology, how to use technology to grow your practice, how to calculate ROI on technology, why you need to know about Section 199 in the tax code and the specific technology Mark suggests you start with if you are a new Dentist and the technology Mark recommends if you are an experienced Dentist.

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Mark’s website:
www.drmarkmorin.com

Mark’s email address:
drmorin@earthlink.net

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