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

Competition is Good, Until It’s Not

with Dr. Lisa Knowles

Dental PodcastMany Dentists are highly competitive. The educational path to become a Dentist encouraged competition and perhaps even favors those with a more competitive spirit. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Lisa Knowles about the topic of this competitive spirit.

 

 

 

Running Time: 55:05 min

In this insightful interview, Gary and Lisa discuss when the competitive spirit is useful and productive and when it is not, how mass media and communication outlets depict competition and how this media contributes to a misplaced focus on competition, why competition can be counter productive to developing an effective team, the role of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in dealing with competition and simple strategies for keeping yourself in check to avoid being too competitive. This is a very important topic and Lisa brings some useful education and personal perspective to help her colleagues.

Lisa’s website: www.intentionaldental.com

Lisa’s email address: intentionaldental@gmail.com

Lisa’s Blog: www.beyond32teeth.com

If You Stand For Nothing, You Will Fall for Anything

with Dr. Brett Kessler

Dental PodcastLeadership is often the difference between a good practice and a work-class practice.

 

 

 

 

Running Time: 50:58 min

In this inspiring interview with his friend Dr. Brett Kessler, Gary and Brett discuss the topic of Leadership in a Thriving practice. The topics discussed in this interview include; the three big disruptors in dentistry today, a great definition of leadership, why it is so important to start by being clear about your guiding principles, why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is more important than IQ, why leadership is such a difficult concept for Dentists to master and implement and a summary of Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and how each of the habits apply to dentistry. You will enjoy Brett’s passion for the topic of leadership and helping his colleagues.

Brett’s email address:  bikodds@gmail.com

Brett’s blog:  www.TCDODENVER.Blogspot.com

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A Model For Success in 2014 and Beyond

with Dr. Steffany Mohan

Dental PodcastMany Dentists today struggle with creating a successful balance between their professional and their personal lives.

 

 

 

 

Running Time: 54:03 min

In this interview, Gary talks with his friend Dr. Steffany Mohan about the practice model she has developed that helps her achieve balance in her life. Steffany is a very accomplished Dentist, a Speaker and Educator in dentistry and a Mother of four children. While Steffany does acknowledge that it is not always easy to maintain a balance, she has developed a practice model that works for her. In this interview, Gary and Steffany discuss why she thinks it is essential for Dentists to add services to their general dentistry mix, why she loves Six Month Smiles for adult orthodontics, trends in dentistry to be aware of today, and her concepts about how she uses leverage as part of her business model. Steffany also shares how she is constantly re-inventing herself to keep dentistry interesting and exciting. This is a stimulating interview sure to inspire some thoughts and ideas about how you can better achieve a successful balance in your life.

Dr. Steffany Mohan’s practice website: www.dmsmiles.com

Dr. Steffany Mohan’s email address:  steffmohan@gmail.com

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How to Lead a Balanced Life and Become Unstoppable

with Glen Depke

TDS Logo 600X600Good Health is perhaps our most precious asset. Our goal with the Thriving Dentist Show is to help you develop a practice that is thriving in absolutely every regard. We want you to be able to help more patients enjoy great oral health. However it is important to recognize that you cannot give from an empty wagon. In order for you to lead your team members and your patients effectively you must be healthy, physically and emotionally. In this episode of Thriving Dentist Show we have an amazing guest who is an expert at helping professionals live a balanced life. Gary has had the unique privilege of leading workshops with Glen Depke and he has witnessed firsthand the amazing results that can happen when Dentists take specific steps to live a balanced life. We are thrilled to have Glen share his insights with us today.

Running Time 37:25

Glen has had the unique experience of working with some of the most accomplished healers in the natural health field and as a result has developed some very effective strategies that can help professionals live healthy, balanced lives. He’s an authority on total wellness which includes physical as well as emotional health. Glen firmly believes that optimal health and wellness is our birth right and that everyone can take positive steps today to improve their health. Stay tuned for an amazing interview that you will want to share with your colleagues!

Glen on Twitter – Http://www.Twitter.com/GlenDepke
Glen’s site – http://www.DepkeWellness.com


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