One Dentist’s Story of Adversity and How he Overcame these Challenges

with Dr. Brian Toorani

The truth is that we are all likely to face many challenges in our lives. Dr. Brian Toorani is a long-time friend of Gary’s and he has experienced many challenges in his personal and professional life.

Running time: 60:08

Gary invited Brian to be a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his experiences with the hope that it will help others. In this important interview Gary and Brian discuss; a candid discussion of the challenges that Brian has experienced, how Brian found himself deeply in debt in Southern California in the middle the brutal economic downturn of 2008 and 2009, the experience of practicing dentistry with a 92% overhead, how Brian made radical changes to get his practice overhead around 60%, why bigger wasn’t better for Brian, the toughest decision that Brian had to make as a practice owner and why it still haunts him today, Brian’s experience with Clinical Depression and the fact that Depression is not uncommon in the dental profession, Brian’s recent physical challenges of a severely broken right wrist (Brian is right handed), the role of Emotional Intelligence on overcoming challenges and the interview concludes with a fun discussion of Brian’s Guided Implant Surgery Courses and how he has ben able to Triumph over adversity. Special thanks to Brian for having the courage to discuss such sensitive subjects in the hopes of helping others!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Brian’s Practice Website:
http://www.dentaloasisofOC.com

Four Perspectives on the Future of Private Practice Dentistry

with Debra Englehardt-Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne

Gary had an opportunity to interview three of his dear friends as a live interview on the Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise. This is a fun and enlightening interview with Debra Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne.

  Running time: 56:48

The collective experience of this group (151 years!) is amazing and there are SO many great tips shared in this interview. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary, Debra, Ross and Roy discuss; Each person’s perspective on the future of Private Practice Dentistry, how to overcome setbacks in practice and in life, responsibility, the importance of investing in yourself and your practice, why the growth of corporate dentistry is good for private practice, the chairside attributes of being affable and humble, why the ‘middle market’ in dentistry is a dangerous place to be, practical tips to strengthen your practice TODAY, why taking more time with your new patients is a key to greater success, the power of Passion in your practice, Gratitude as a practice-builder, and we finish the interview with a conversation round of sharing meaningful information with our listeners. You are in for a real treat listening to the wisdom, passion and insights shared in this interview!

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website:
http://www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Links for Retraction Paste
https://restorativenation.com/top-eight/

Link to Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Link to The Nash Institute:
http://www.thenashinstitute.com

4 Specific Tips to Stack the Health and Fitness Deck in Your Favor in 2018

with Dr. Uche Odiatu - Episode 309

Our goal for the Thriving Dentist Show is to provide information that will help you develop a dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction! We want you to have it all and at the top of that list is to experience good health and fitness.

Running Time: 63:45 minutes

To kick off our 7th year producing the Thriving Dentist Show podcast, Gary invited his inspirational friend Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some tips that will stack the health and fitness deck in your favor. In this Show Gary and Uche discuss; Why hard driving achievers need to focus on health and wellness, common diet myths that are just plain wrong, why ‘sleep hygiene’ should be a top health & wellness goal, the mind/gut connection and the importance of the migrating motor complex, why the proper amount of sleep is so important to achieve peak performance, the bio-hack benefits of orange glasses before bedtime, why High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the answer for people who don’t have time for long duration cardio workouts and throughout the interview Uche shares a wealth of information designed to help you make 2018 your healthiest year yet!

Books written by Dr. Uche Odiatu and Kary Odiatu:

The Miracle of Health
https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Health-Solutions-Extraordinary-Results/dp/0470156619/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514920509&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Books+by+Dr+Uche+Odiatu

Fit for the Love of it
https://www.amazon.com/Fit-Love-Uche-Odiatu/dp/0968825818/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514920509&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Books+by+Dr+Uche+Odiatu

Connect with Uche on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/odiatu

Connect with Uche on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Fitspeakers

How to go from Burned Out to Fired Up!

with Jamie Marboe RDH

Let’s face the reality that most Dentists will experience some degree of burn out at some stage in their career. Gary invited his friend Jamie Marboe to address this critical topic with the goal of sharing some proactive strategies that can help you avoid professional burn out.

Running Time: 58:04 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary and Jamie discuss; How to keep yourself motivated to be better tomorrow than you are today, tips that will keep you enthused and motivated, very specific strategies to work smarter not harder, how to strike a more effective work/life balance, the science and physiology behind motivation, How to keep your hygienist from feeling like ‘Mouth Maids’, the one thing you want to eliminate from ever happening again in your office and the interview concludes with a stimulating discussion about ‘Carefrontation’. Here’s to helping you stay fired up throughout your career!

Jamie’s website:
http://www.inspiredhygiene.com

 

How to Achieve Your Next Level of Health and Wellness for all Dental Professionals

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dentistry is a very demanding profession both emotionally and physically. In order to achieve your full potential as a Dentist it is important for you to maintain a high level of health and fitness.

Running Time: 58:10 minutes

Gary invited his friend and personal fitness and health Mentor, Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some tips on how to achieve your next level of health and wellness. In this interview Gary and Uche discuss; Tips to achieve a better life balance, the concept of ‘Health as the first Wealth’, the power of fruits & vegetables, the importance of A/H receptors, how black pepper aids in the absorption of nutrients, how to do a health and fitness re-boot if you have fallen off track, how food can be your medicine, specific foods that will feed your brain, facts and science about healthy fats and a host of other great tips that you can use TODAY to increase your health and Wellness. You deserve to be as healthy as possible and you will absolutely Love the passion that Uche has to share health and wellness information!

Amazon link for Uche’s book: The Miracle of Health: Simple Solutions, Extraordinary Results

Link to Kary and Uche’s Facebook page

Link to Uche on Twitter

 

The Secret to Becoming Passionate about Dentistry

with Dr. Lee Ann Brady


In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Lee Ann Brady back as a guest on the Show. Our long-time listeners might remember that Lee was the second guest on the Show back in 2012.

Running Time: 60:18 minutes

In this interview Gary and Lee discuss; Lee’s personal journey from hating dentistry to becoming absolutely passionate about the profession, how to develop a successful work/life balance, a recent CBS News Money Watch story that ultimately shares a very positive perspective on dentistry, the upcoming course hosted by the Pankey Institute titled ‘Making it All Work; A Special Retreat for Women in Dentistry’ and the cool things that Lee is doing with her Restorative Nation online community. Lee is a brilliant Mentor and a great example of a Dentist who embraces the concept of lifelong learning! 
 
Link to Thriving Dentist Show interview with Ricki Braswell; ‘Dentistry as the Greatest Profession’ 
 
Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com
 
Lee’s email address: lee@leeannbrady.com
 
Lee’s Restorative Nation website: www.RestorativeNation.com
 
Link to CBS News Money Watch Article; ‘Why Your Dentist Costs So Much’ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-your-dentist-costs-so-much/
Link to the Pankey Institute ‘Making it All Work; A Special Retreat for Women in Dentistry’ http://www.pankey.org/event/making-work-special-retreat-women-dentistry/

New Year, New You: 7 Strategies to Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Yet!

with Dr. Uche Odiatu


Ralph Waldo Emerson said; “The First Wealth is Health” and he was absolutely right! Good health is critically important if you are to achieve your full potential as a Dentist.

Running Time: 64:12 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his fitness inspiration and mentor, Dr. Uche Odiatu to share his 7 strategies to make 2017 your healthiest year yet. In this interview Gary and Uche discuss these 7 strategies;
1) Stand and deliver
2) Sleep, you can’t sleep poorly and be 100% healthy
3) Gut flora is the new black
4) Workout your brain daily
5) Fast to last, 3 meals + 2 snacks is old news
6) Make exercise part of your daily routine
7) Java Health; coffee gets the thumbs up!

You will love Uche’s wisdom and passion for health and fitness and his practical approach at making health and wellness accessible for busy professionals.

Uche’s email address: fitlove@rogers.com

Uche’s cell number (he’s great at texting!) 416-558-1774

Uche on Facebook: www.facebook.com/odiatu

Uche on Twitter: twitter.com/Fitspeakers

Link for Uche’s Book: The Miracle of Health on Amazon

7 Reasons to Exercise & Boost Productivity

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

John F. Kennedy said; “Physical fitness is the foundation of all forms of excellence”.

JFK was right!

 

 

 

 

Running Time: 58:48 minutes

The Thriving Dentist Show is all about information that will help you develop your ideal practice and your personal fitness plays a strong roll in your success. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend, Dr. Uche Odiatu on the 7 reasons why every dental professional needs to exercise. These 7 reasons are; More energy, improved sleep, better brain function, improved stress management, stronger immune system, enhances self-esteem and more effective leadership. Uche is passionate about health and wellness and you will enjoy the depth of information shared in this interview and his passion for helping Dentists and Team Members enjoy a healthier life!

Uche on Facebook: facebook.com/odiatu

Uche on Twitter: twitter.com/Fitspeakers

Uche’s email address: info@fitspeakers.com

Link for Uche’s book

Dentistry, Stress and Horses……Oh My!

with Dr. Bethany Piziks

News Flash: Dentistry is a stressful profession! You know that Gary is ‘Bullish’ on the the dental profession, but he feels it is also important to recognize that dentistry can be very stressful. To help dental professionals reduce stress in their lives and achieve a better life balance, Gary interviewed his friend Dr. Bethany Pizkis.

 

Running Time: 52:55 minutes

Bethany is a Dentist, a Life Coach and a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach. In this important interview, Gary and Bethany discuss; The incident of stress in the dental profession, what causes Dentists and Team Members to experience stress, how equine workshops can help you reduce stress and gain better balance, how horses recognize your heart and your spirit, why it is SO important to be ‘present’ with your patients and how horses can help you master the art and science of being present and host of other techniques to help you gain a better balance in your life. You will LOVE Bethany’s honesty in sharing her experiences and her passion for helping her colleagues.

Link to the past interview with Dr. Bob Frazer on Applied Strategic Planning

Bethany’s website: www.braveheartequinecoaching.com

Bethany’s email address: bethany@braveheartequinecoaching.com

Bethany’s Top 5 Tips for Dentists to Reduce Stress

Brave Heart Equine Coaching on Facebook

If you are interested in Gary and Bethany organizing an Equine Coaching Workshop for Thriving Dentist Show listeners please send Gary an email at gary@takacslearningcenter.com Subject Line: Equine Coaching Workshop

The Naked Truth: The Bare Essentials for Healthy Eating

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dr. Uche Odiatu is Gary’s go-to resource and inspiration for health and wellness. In addition to being an amazing Dentist, Uche has three advanced fitness certifications. Gary wanted to time this interview because of the challenges of eating healthy during the Holiday Season.

 

 

Running Time: 65:05 minutes

In this interview Gary and Uche discuss; The subject of mindful eating, the most important meal of the day, why diet is more important than exercise, why you do not need to eat healthy 100% of the time, how to maintain your goal weight once you achieve it, how to eat healthy on a budget, how to eat healthy when everyone around you isn’t and many other cool tips on how busy people can eat healthy! You will LOVE Uche’s knowledge and inspiration!

Uche’s website: www.fitdentist.com

Uche on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Odiatu

Uche on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Fitspeakers