The Keys to a THRIVING Practice in 2012 with Paul Nielson DDS

August 02, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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If you are regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that although Gary is not a Dentist, he is the co-owner of a dental practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Gary and Dr. Paul Nielson are business partners in their dental practice by the name of LifeSmiles Dental Care. Gary wanted to own a dental practice to serve as a learning and teaching laboratory where he could test concepts and strategies and share the results with his audiences and his clients. Gary and Dr. Nielson bought a ‘fixer-upper’ practice in 2007 and have been transforming that practice into their ideal practice ever since. Although both Gary and Dr. Nielson would say that it is still a work in progress, they have managed to take a practice in need of work and develop that into a practice that is absolutely THRIVING, even in the face of a very challenging local economy.

Gary and Paul share some tips that have helped them take a struggling practice and  transform it into a thriving practice. I don’t want to steal any of your thunder, but the great thing about what you have done is that it can be done by anyone listening to this Show! In a very short period of time you have taken a fixer-upper practice and evolved it into a practice that is in the top 2% of practices in the country.

Contact Dr. Paul Neilson at LifeSmilesDentalcare.com

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Whitening: The Gateway to Helping Patients Want More Ideal Dentistry with Dr. Dan Fischer

July 25, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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If you have ever attended a course given by Gary, you know that he is absolutely passionate about whitening! He believes that whitening is a critical key to developing a THRIVING practice and he has proven this in his own practice and well as the practices of his clients. In fact, Dr. Nielson and the Team at LifeSmiles Dental Care tell their patients that they want them to have the Whitest, Brightest smiles in Arizona! Gary has tried many whitening products in his practice and he has found the whitening products made by Ultradent to work extremely well. We are thrilled to have a return Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show today. In a past episode we had Dr. Dan Fischer, the founder of Ultradent, on the Show to discuss how to control saliva and other sulcular fluids. Today, we have asked Dr. Fischer to return and discuss whitening. We are very excited to have Dr. Fischer help us understand more about the science of whitening.

There are very few absolutes in this world. Rarely can we use the terms ‘everybody’ or nobody’. However, it is possible to say that virtually everybody would like whiter teeth. In fact, there was a recent study published in USA Today that reported that 85% of the people responded that they would like whiter teeth when asked, if they could improve their smile, what would they like to improve? Think about that for a moment. That means that if you happen to see 20 people in your dental office today, then statistically, 17 of them would like whiter teeth! We have a profound opportunity here and we are excited to have Dr. Fischer on our Show today to help us learn more about whitening.

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How the Relationship with your Dental Lab Contributes to a THRIVING Practice with Nelson Rego

July 18, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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The Thriving Dentist Show is all about helping you have a practice that is absolutely thriving. There are many components that make up a successful dental practice and one element of a successful practice is the relationship that you have with your dental laboratory. Gary has had the privilege of working with some of the best dental labs in the country and he have come to learn firsthand just how the relationship you have with your lab can help you deliver the highest quality dental care. For the most successful Dentists their lab is not merely a vendor, but rather, they are a partner in clinical excellence. Today we are very fortunate to have Nelson Rego, Co-founder of the dental lab Smile Designs by Rego as our Special Guest today on Thriving Dentist Show. Nelson has been a very close friend of Gary’s for many years now and we are thrilled to have him in the Show.

Let’s face it, the quality of dental labs is all over the map. There are some outstanding dental labs and let’s just say that there are some that are rather average. We want to take a moment and brag on you, Nelson. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has a program for lab technicians to become Accredited members and that you are one of a very few lab technicians to earn this distinction. I want to recognize you for all of the hard work and dedication that it took for you to become an accredited member of the AACD. Congratulations!

1. Lab technicians have always played an important role in delivering quality dental care. Why is that role even more important today?
2. Great communication between the Dentist and the Lab is critical and you are a Master of great communication. Give our listeners some tips to improve communication with their lab.
3. Let’s talk about some of the materials you are most excited about today.
4. You have worked with Dr. Dennis Wells to create an amazing no-prep restoration. Tell us about that.

You can email Nelson at Nelson@RegoSmiles.com.
Visit his site at http://www.RegoSmiles.com

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Help More Patients Have Straight, Beautiful with Six Month Smiles Special Guest Dr. Ryan Swain

July 11, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Pardon our enthusiasm for Dentistry, but one of the really cool aspects of the Dental Profession are the clinical advances that have been made in the past few years. You are able to help patients in ways that simply were not possible just a few short years ago. Combine these clinical advances with the fact that people are more interested in good health and appearance than ever makes THIS a great time to be a Dentist! In a recent hriving Dentist Show, Dr. Howard Farran suggested that one of his four keys to success in today’s economy is to expand your services. Dr. Farran is right on! Today we are very fortunate to have as a Special Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Ryan Swain the founder of Six Month Smiles.

 

Six Month Smiles is a modern twist on the tried and true method of using braces to help patients have straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. The twist is that you are able to finish most cases with an average treatment time of only six month. This is a huge motivator for adults that would love to have beautiful, straight teeth but want results soon. Let’s face it, people are impatient today. We very excited to learn about Six Month Smiles and how the addition of this treatment option can help our listeners develop a Thriving Practice.

 

1.The story of Six Month Smiles is fascinating! Tells us how you became interested in short term ortho and how did Six Month Smiles start?

 

2.Most General Dentists have not ventured into fixed ortho. Why is that? How can you help Dentists get comfortable offering this treatment option in their practice?

 

3.How does Six Month Smiles differ from aligner systems?

 

4. Let’s talk about the business case for short term ortho. Please explain the expected production and potential ROI with Six Month Smiles. Let’s also talk about how Six Month Smiles can contribute to a Thriving practice.

 

$200 Professional Courtesy for any listeners who are ready to become Six Month Smiles providers. To receive this courtesy just use promo code GARY200 upon registering online.

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How to Achieve Optimal Perception with Janice Hurley Trailor, The Image Expert

June 27, 2012  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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A number of years ago the Canon Photography company developed an award-winning advertising campaign with the slogan, ‘Image is Everything’.  You might remember that Andre Agassi, the tennis champion, was the spokesperson for this advertising campaign. They were absolutely right, image is everything! How you see yourself and how others see you is critical to your practice success, yet it can be difficult to see yourself as others perceive you. The topic of Image is one subject that Gary has particular interest and he has invited his friend, Janice Hurley-Trailor as our special guest today. Janice is known as the Image Expert and has over 25 years of experience helping dramatically improve the results of professional practices by enhancing the Image they present.

The clothes we wear are part of our image, but Image is so much more than the clothes we wear. Image also includes body language, tone of voice, pace of speaking, volume, and many other factors that send immediate messages to your patients and your team members. These messages can have a radical impact on how patients receive your information and how they respond to your recommendations. I am really excited about our interview today and how this information can help you achieve optimal perception!

Find Janice at http://www.janicehurleytrailor.com/

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