This is an Amazing Time to be a Dentist! with Dr. Brad Smith

December 20, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Brad Smith

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Running Time: 65 minutes

This is a very special episode of the Thriving Dentist Show. Many of our listeners know that Gary teaches at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine on Mondays where he teaches Practice Management and the ‘People’ side of dentistry. In this Show Gary interviews his Dean, Dr. Brad Smith on why this is truly an amazing time to be a Dentist. In the interview Gary and Brad discuss: Why ‘Dentist’ was voted the #1 Job in the most recent ‘Top Jobs’ report in US News and World Report, how dentistry has changed in the last 10 years since Brad left private practice, the amazing new technologies that make dentistry fun for Dentists and beneficial for patients, how Brad and his Team at Midwestern University teach technology and how these advances can help any Dentist master new technology, why it’s important for Dentists to have a positive attitude and an abundance mindset, how Dental Students can make the most of their Dental School experience and the interview concludes with an inspiring discussion about the Dental Clinic that Midwestern University built in Tonga to serve those in need in the South Pacific. Brad is one of Gary’s Mentors and you will appreciate his perspective on our amazing profession!

Website for Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine:
https://www.midwestern.edu/programs_and_admission/az_dental_medicine.html

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Everything you Need to Know About Branding with Grace Rizza

December 13, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Grace Rizza

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Running Time: 54 minutes

Creating a positive brand is a very important part of your marketing success. Branding in the dental profession is about creating an image and recognition for your your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Grace Rizza to discuss all things related to developing a positive brand for your practice. Through her innovative work, Grace has come to be recognized as THE marking authority in the dental profession. In this Show Gary and Grace discuss; a great definition of ‘branding’, the concept of branding as the cornerstone of your marketing reputation, why successful branding is so much more than just creating a logo, how marketing has evolved into a noble activity, the concept of embracing marketing as a responsibility, the psychology of color in your marketing and how certain colors evoke specific emotions and throughout the interview Grace shares great case studies of successful branding and how it enhances marketing results.

Grace’s website:
http://www.identitydental.com

Link to join Grace’s Facebook Group (The Dental Marketing Forum by Grace Rizza):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/681653952009257/

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The Specific Reasons Why Dentists Retire 5 years Later Than the Average American with Reese Harper

December 06, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Reese Harper

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Running Time: 70 minutes

The American Dental Association recently released a study on the financial success of Dentists. Among other findings, this study concluded that the average retirement age for a dentist is 67, which seems reasonable until you compare it with the retirement age of the average American, which according to Gallup is 62. This seems especially perplexing given that the typical Dentist’s income is much higher than the average American. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviewed his friend Reese Harper on how Dentists can achieve Financial Independence. In this Show, Gary and Reese discuss; How behavior and personality traits play a big role in how Dentists make decisions about money, an in-depth discussion about the 9 specific financial archetypes and the relationship between personality traits and financial behavior, how to avoid the common mistakes that each of the personality types ted to make, how to determine an appropriate savings rate, how to be fund your children’s education and how to develop the specific habits that will allow you to achieve financial independence. The goal of this interview is to help you practice dentistry because you want to, not because you have to!

Reese’ website:

Home

Reese’ Podcast:
The Dentist Money Show
http://dentistadvisors.com/series/dentistmoney/

Reese Phone Number
833-DDS Plan (833-337-7526)

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Proven Tips to to Achieve a High Performance Front Desk with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas

November 29, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Missy and Mary Beth

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Running Time: 60 minutes

The business department (front desk) of your dental practice is an extremely important part of your success. The performance of your front desk team can quite literally make or break your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show interview, Gary invited his friends Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas to share proven tips to achieve a high performance front desk. Missy and Mary Beth have a massive amount of practical experience and they share their best tips in this interview. In this Show, Gary, Missy and Mary Beth discuss; The 3 most common challenges for front desk team members and how to overcome them, the importance of follow-up systems at the front desk, how to document every patient communication s that any team member can effectively follow up with patients, how to build value with your patients, a new patient ‘reservation’ system that will completely eliminate new patient cancellations and the interview concludes with a discussion of the Dental Office Survival Guide: 2018 Front Desk Edition that Missy and Mary Beth created to help dental offices Thrive. This is a Thriving Dentist Show you will want to share with your entire Team!

Missy and Mary Beth’s website:
http://www.buckeyedentalproductions.com

To SAVE $200 on the Dental Office Survival Guide: 2018 Front Desk Edition type Thrive in the Coupon Code:
https://buckeyedentalproductions.com/shop?olsPage=cart

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Empowering Office Managers with Practical Tools and Resources with Kiera Dent

November 22, 2017  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment
Kiera Dent

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Running Time: 51 minutes

Office Managers are very important in a Thriving Practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Kiera Dent to talk about all things related to Dental Office Manager Success. In this inspiring interview Gary and Kiera discuss; Why it is important for office managers to have a community of colleagues where they can connect with other brilliant office managers, the most common problems that office managers face on a daily basis, how Kiera (as an office manager) grew a practice from 500K to 2.4M in 9 months, insurance tips to help you better serve your patients, why pre-determinations (Kiera calls them pre-denials!) are a trick by the insurance company to reduce the incident of treatment for patients, positive expectations for your office manager, how your office manager can help you reduce practice overhead, leadership tips for office managers and how Dentists can best support their office managers. You will love Kiera’s knowledge, experience and passion!

Kiera’s website:
http://www.kierasdentalconsulting.com

Access to: ‘Be the Best Office Manager’ Webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2017
http://www.kierasdentalconsulting.com/webinar

Kiera’s website for Dental Placement Pros:
http://www.dentalplacementpros.com

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