Increasing Practice Profitability with Dr. Charles Blair

October 31, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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This past August, Gary had the distinct honor of being invited to speak at a meeting hosted by Dr. Gordon Christensen. The panel included a selection of some outstanding speakers including our guest on today’s show, Dr. Charles Blair. In his presentation, Dr. Blair provided some of his insights on what he sees as the ‘Future of Dentistry’. His insights were so thought provoking that Gary decided that Dr. Blair would be an outstanding guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. In addition to sharing his insights on the future of dentistry, Dr. Blair will also share some tips with our listeners on practice profitability, fee analysis, insurance coding strategies and overhead control. These topics can each have a dramatic impact on your income and we are thrilled to have Dr. Blair as a guide on these topics for our listeners.

Dr. Blair has authored and co-authored several business and finance books, as well as contributed countless articles in all the major dental publications. He currently offers two publications, Coding with Confidence and the Insurance Solutions Newsletter. Gary considers both of these resources as absolutely essential for every practice and he considers Dr. Blair as THE ‘Go To’ resource on all things related to insurance coding and fee analysis. Dr. Blair takes these complicated subjects and distills the information in a manner that you can use immediately to improve your bottom line.

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Confessions of an “Average Dentist” Part 2 with Dr. Mike Ditolla

October 24, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you know that it is unusual for us to have a return guest on the show. That is a tribute to Gary’s vast amount of friends in dentistry. You know we have had some amazing guests on past shows and we have even more scheduled for future interviews. However, we had such an incredible time with Dr. Michael Ditolla on the last show that we simply had to invite him back for round two of ‘The Confessions of an Average Dentist!” As the clinical director of Glidewell Laboratories, the largest dental lab in the world, Dr. Ditolla gets to see tens of thousands of preps and impressions from dentists on a monthly basis and he has intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists that are getting the best clinical results. It’s Dr. Ditolla’s mission to share the best techniques to help dentists their preps, impressions and restorations. Welcome back, Dr. Ditolla!

 

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www.DrDitolla.com
Email Dr. DiTolla at McDitolla@mac.com.


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Confessions of an Average Dentist with Dr. Michael Ditolla (part I)

October 17, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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One of the best elements of the Thriving Dentist Show is the friendships that Gary has with some of the most amazing people in the dental profession. Gary has developed these friendships over the past 30+ years and he brings these friends to the Thriving Dentist Show to share their wisdom, passion and information with our listeners. Today we are very fortunate to have Dr. Mike DaTolla as a very special guest on the Show. As a dentist who practices within the largest dental lab in the US, Dr. DiTolla has access to tens of thousands of doctor’s preps and impressions on a monthly basis. As a result he has an intimate knowledge of the common habits of the dentists getting the best restorative results. As a self-proclaimed ‘average dentist’, he has developed techniques that provide exceptional restorative results with a very average set of hands. His mission is to share these techniques with dentists to help them improve their preps, impressions and restorations. Dr. Ditolla firmly believes that when dentists perform better restorative dentistry they are happier, more profitable and most importantly, the patient achieves better oral health. Clearly, Dr. Ditolla has a great message to share with the Thriving Dentist Show listeners.

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Email Dr. DiTolla at McDitolla@mac.com.

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Tips from Wayne Gretzky and Dr. Lee Ann Brady

October 10, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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One of Gary’s favorite quotes comes for the National Hockey League legend, Wayne Gretsky and it goes like this……”You miss every shot that you don’t take.” That quote provides an excellent framework for today’s show because today we are going to talk about some great things you can do in your practice to get your patient’s permission to present ideal treatment options. This is a very important topic and a delicate one. Patients often have significant treatment needs in their mouth yet often have no idea about the degree of dysfunction. If it hurts, it’s easy. You can say something like, “Dave if you would like to stop that tooth from hurting, here’s what I would recommend.” However, it is much more challenging when the condition is asymptomatic. You must be very careful here. Many Dentists accidentally communicate an ‘All or Nothing’ message to their patients. That’s not what you say of course, but the patient can hear that they have to do it all or nothing. Sadly, that can lead to a lot of nothing. Today we have a returning guest in Dr. Lee Ann Brady to help you navigate this challenge. Dr. Brady is not only an amazing clinical educator but she is also outstanding at getting patients interested in ideal care. Welcome back, Dr. Brady!!

 

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Helping patients overcome their fear with Dr. Michael Silverman

October 03, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Gary’s Dentist & Business Partner, Dr. Paul Nielson, is very serious about dental continuing education. He commits a massive amount of time each year to attending courses that allow him to be up on the latest advances in dentistry. Gary credits Paul’s commitment to continuing education as a critically important element in your practice success. Very early in his career, he directed Paul to take a Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) course on sedation dentistry which has been one of the best continuing education courses he has ever taken! Attending this course has been a tremendous practice builder for Gary’s practice because it gave Dr. Nielson and the team the skills to deal with fearful patients. Statistically, it has been estimated that 46% of the adult population avoids going to the Dentist because of fear. Founder of DOCS, Dr. Michael Silverman, joins the show to share his amazing depth of knowledge on this important topic.

 

Oral Sedation Dentistry
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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
http://docseducation.com/catalog/pediatric-sedation-dentistry 

 

Single-Dose Sedation and Nitrous Oxide – Adult and Pediatric (3 days)
http://docseducation.com/catalog/single-dose-sedation-and-nitrous-oxide-adult-and-pediatric-3-day

 

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http://www.DocsEducation.com
877-325-3627

 

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