Leading Your Practice to Success with Katherine Eitel

March 21, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Leadership in the dental office is absolutely critical if you are going to have a THRIVING practice. The Dentist must be an effective leader but it is also true that each team member must also develop their leadership skills so that they can ‘lead’ patients to make good decisions regarding their oral health. Today we are very fortunate to have a special guest on the show that can help you become the leader that you are capable of becoming. Katherine Eitel is the creator of a very unique style of leadership that she has called, The Lioness Principle. This concept is unique because Katherine believes that everyone has the innate skills to become a leader and she uses the Lioness Principle to help people access their instinctive greatness and become the leader that they are capable of becoming.

Every successful business has accomplished leaders. Dentistry is no different! One of the main differences between a Thriving practice & a struggling practice is the presence of leadership. Yet, the truth is that most dentists have had zero leadership education or training and it is a topic that they would rather avoid. Katherine brings a wonderful perspective to this topic because she understands that everyone has ‘hidden or uncovered’ leadership skills within them just waiting to get out and she is a master at helping people develop their innate leadership skills. We are very excited to have Katherine on the show to enlighten our listeners about a topic that is so important!

What is Lioness Leadership?
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Http://www.LionessLearning.com
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Your Spit Is Awesome with Anastasia Turchetta

March 14, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Gary learned many years ago that the hygiene department is the backbone of a successful dental practice! This is even more true today. The hygiene department is the primary point of contact for patients with the practice and a successful hygiene department will keep patients active and positively engaged with the office. Today, we are very fortunate to have Anastasia Turchetta as our special guest on the show! Anastasia has the unique ability to relate to with dental consumers as well as Dentists and Hygienists about Oral Health. This skill was developed from her 22+ years of experience in clinical hygiene. A couple of years ago she created her hugely popular videos on youtube called ‘Hump Day Happenings’ where she shares her passion for Oral Health with consumers.

One of the reasons why the hygiene department is so important today is because of the connection between oral and systemic health. Today we know that if a patient has gum disease they have a much higher risk of experiencing general health concerns such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The general media has tuned in to this topic as evidenced by Whoopi Goldberg talking about it on the View as well as much more general media coverage. Gary and Anastasia will share new information with our listeners today about this connection and why it is time to get serious about diagnosing and treating gum disease.

Why is dental hygiene so much more than just teeth cleaning? It involves so many other aspects of health, including oral cancer screening which is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when caught early.

Hygiene products Anastasia is excited about

AcquaMed    Acquaseal
Colgate Pro Relief prophy paste
Sunstar Butler Soft Pics
Philips Sonicare Airfloss
Philips Sonicare Flexcare
Waterpik  Water Flosser
Air Techniques Spectra Caries Detection System
Probiotics …  Oragenics
Periosciences antioxidant oral health product line
Oral DNA salivary diagnostics for identifying perio
VELscope.  Oral cancer screening technology

Anastasia and Gary’s recommended toothbrush
Sonicare

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Running Time 45:51

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Dentistry’s Green Future with Ina Pockrass

March 07, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Conservation has become a mindset and lifestyle choice for millions of people. People take pride in recycling and making what we like to call ‘green’ lifestyle choices. This concept applies to the dental profession and on this episode we were very fortunate to have Ina Pockrass as a special guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. Ina is the visionary leader of the green dentistry movement. She co-created the first green dental office way back in 2003 and later co-founded the Eco-Dentistry Association in 2008. The mission of the Eco-Dentistry Association is to promote green dentistry and also provides a forum for dentists to become certified as a greenDOC.

 

What is green dentistry?
First and foremost it’s digital everything

  • Reduce waste and polution
  • Save energy, water and money
  • Incorporates high tech innovations
  • Wellness based model

 

Five Reasons To Go Green

  1. Right for the Planet
  2. Right for your patients
  3. Right for the doctors
  4. Right for your team
  5. Right for your community

 

 

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Running Time 42:31

 

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Creating a Great First Experience for Your Patients with Gary Takacs

February 29, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Chicago Midwinter meeting
Oral Health America

New Patient Experience Checklist:

1. Tour of the office
2. Six digital photos for patient education and conduct interview
3. Necessary X-rays
4. Comprehensive exam by the doctor
5. Review the digital photos/x-rays
6. Hygiene appointment
7. Financial arrangements and schedule

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Mastering Mobile with Al Ferretti of MakingMobi.com

February 22, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  2 Comments

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Dental practices are neatly dividing into two camps. In one camp are the dental offices that are THRIVING. In the other camp are dental offices that are struggling. One of the main factors differentiating the two camps is that dental offices that are THRIVING have figured out how to consistently attract quality new patients in any economy. Gary has coined the term ‘Digital Marketing’ to define how dentists can use 21st Century technology as part of their comprehensive marketing plan. This Digital Marketing really is the new frontier that Dentists must master if they are to thrive today. This show addresses this topic with a special guest who is an authority on mobile technology. This topic is critically important and we are so were were fortunate to have Al Ferretti as our special guest on this show to help you understand and master the world of mobile marketing.

Mobile marketing is such a cool subject because we all have user experience. I would confidently make an educated guess that nearly every listener of this show uses a smart phone, likely an iPhone or android-driven phone. Think how invaluable that device is in your life! It is way more than a phone. It is essentially a computer in your pocket. In this show, Al helps you understand why mobile marketing is so important and how you can use this new technology to market your practice to attract the right new patients. Al also discusses how to use mobile with your existing patients as a powerful interactive tool. You are in for a real treat with our content today! With over 16 years of experience as an internet marketing specialist, Al brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our conversation.

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Find Al Ferretti at Http://www.makingmobi.com

People will do business with people they know, like and trust.
The internet has become more social so you have to engage with your audience in a personal way.

http://marketingland.com/report-iphone-ipad-now-drive-more-web-traffic-than-mac-os-5867

Five reasons to go mobile
1. Explosion of smart phone users vs. Computer users 5-1.
2. People that use mobile devices are searching. 30% of searches are done from a mobile device. 90% of mobile users have used their phone for a local search.
3. Mobile users take action. 44% of users who conducted a search on their mobile device and contacted the service took action.
4. Mobile friendly web sites load six times faster than a traditional site.
5. Improves your search ranking.

Find the special offer at http://www.MakingMobi.com/Gary

Normal price is $597 – Listeners of The Thriving Dentist Show get $200 off ($397). Call 763-438-1162 for that deal!

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