Lessons from the World of High-End Retail and from Disney that Can Be Applied to Your Practice

with Andre Shirdan

There are some wonderful lessons we can learn from successful retailers, especially when it comes to helping people want our services. For example, perio disease is quite literally an epidemic in the adult population today, yet most dental practices struggle with getting patients to accept the needed treatment.

Running time: 56:01

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Andre Shirdan to share some amazing tips on how to develop a thriving practice by implementing lessons he learned in high-end retail.

In this interview, Gary and Andre discuss;

  • Andre’s retail background and how the strategies of high end retailers can be applied to the dental profession,
  • why diagnosing and treating Perio disease should be a foundation in every general dental practice,
  • a verbal skill tip from Andre replacing the word ‘probe’ with the term ‘periodontal ruler’,
  • the importance of meeting patients where they are,
  • a new way to communicate your Perio findings with your patients using the StatCk program that Andre designed,
  • why this StatCk system is a game-changer by helping your patients understand exactly what is going on in their mouth with communication that they understand,
  • the Values and Vision of Disney and how this applies to the dental profession,
  • lessons from Disney on ‘Branding’
  • and what we can learn about consistency from Disney.

You’ll really enjoy Andre’s wisdom, perspective and passion for helping you succeed!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website: www.restorativenation.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast: www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast: https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Andre’s website: www.thecrewprocess.com

Link to receive Andre’s StatCk Periodontal Process Checklist: https://www.thecrewprocess.com/statck/

Link for more information about the 2019 Disney to Dentistry Courses given by Gary and Travis Frederickson: https://www.practicewow.com/d2d2019?r_done=1

Save Lives by Implementing Airway Dentistry

with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid

In 2017 the ADA mandated that Dentists have responsibilities in the areas of Airway Development and Management, Sleep Related Disordered Breathing, Snoring and Sleep Apnea.

Running time: 67:08

Link to receive your Free Assessment from Mark and DeeDee:
www.amplifieddynamics.com/theairwaydentist

To address these responsibilities and so much more, Gary invited his long-time friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid as Guests on the podcast to share their wisdom and passion on these subjects.

In this interview, Gary, Mark and Dee Dee discuss;

  • How to begin implementing Airway Dentistry in your practice,
  • how to successfully introduce the topic of ‘change’ to your Team,
  • why dig into Airway Dentistry,
  • the trend toward being more preventative,
  • the role of Structure, Function and Behavior in Airway Dentistry,
  • co-morbidities associated with Airway issues,
  • how to bring systems and protocols into your practice for Airway Dentistry
  • and throughout the interview Mark and Dee Dee share profound stories about how practicing Airway Dentistry is changing, and in some cases actually SAVING lives!

You’ll want to share this inspiring interview with your entire Team!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website: www.restorativenation.com

Mark and Dee Dee’s website: www.amplifieddynamics.com

Link to The Airway Dentist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/amplified.dynamic/

Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

The Dental Connection to the Opioid Crisis

with Leslie Fang MD

The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl) is a serious crisis. Each day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.

This is a public health crisis with major consequences. To discuss the dental connection to the opioid crisis, Gary invited his friend, Leslie Fang MD as his guest on this Thriving Dentist Show.

Running time: 68:33

In this show, Gary and Les discuss;

  • The staggering statistics of the opioid crisis including the fact that 21-30% of patients prescribed opioids for pain management abuse them,
  • the new ADA Guidelines on Substance Abuse Disorder and the trend for many State Dental Boards to now require mandatory CE on pharmacology,
  • your potential liability and how to remain compliant,
  • specific tips regarding pain management for your patients without narcotics,
  • the physiology of opioid dependence,
  • Dr. Fang’s online course that conforms to the ADA Policy on opioids,
  • his ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’ which have been recognized as the ‘Educational Product of the Year’ by Clinicians’ Report every year from 2007-2015 and has now been awarded Classic Status by Clinicians’ Report.

The best part of this interview is Dr. Fang’s entertaining and engaging style. He has the distinct ability to make pharmacology and other medical topics very interesting! You will enjoy this interview!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Link to the Online Course by Dr. Fang:

‘The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions’ (a course designed specifically for Dentists). Included in this Course is the award-winning ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’:

http://www.DrFangOnline.com

Link to DOCS Education (Dr. Fang is a Leading Instructor):

http://www.DOCSEducation.com

Future-Proof your Practice by Adding Medically Necessary Dentistry to Your Treatment Mix

with Patrick Kircher

There are many patients who suffer from a variety of medical issues that originate from improper and unbalanced forces in the mouth. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Patrick Kircher on the topic of Medically Necessary Dentistry and how these serves can be successfully added to your practice.

Running time: 55:49

In this interview, Gary and Patrick discuss; the topic of medically necessary dentistry and what these treatment services include, how these issues often go undiagnosed by physicians and other medical specialists, why issues such as chronic headaches and migraines, TMD, Vertigo and recurring head and neck pain often originate from improper and unbalanced forces in the mouth, how incorporating medically necessary dentistry can be one important way to future-proof your practice, and what’s new and exciting with Trudenta 2.0 including new ownership, new affiliate partners and a broader treatment scope incorporating a full range of medically necessary dentistry. There is much useful information in this interview and you will enjoy Patrick’s focus on helping patients!

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

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Patrick’s website:
http://www.trudenta.com

Link to the digital course ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’: http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

Note: Registration for Course closes on June 29 (Midnight Pacific Time)

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

How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice

with Trisha O'Hehir RDH

 

Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’Hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today.

  Running time: 64:12

In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha discuss; a great definition of prevention in dentistry, why teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder, the science behind xylitol, why xylitol is the biggest game changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years, the concept of quorum sensing and multi-species biofilm, chewing gum and other xylitol products available today, how xylitol can help with xerostomia and why dry mouth is becoming more common with patients today, issues related to mouth breathing and why nose breathing is the healthy format (including 18% greater oxygen flow compared to mouth breathing), tips for how to incorporate prevention in your practice, a very simple tip (the toothpaste secret) to make brushing much more effective for your patients, why prevention supports the restorative side of your practice, ‘Dental Defense System’ for Spry, issues related to excess sugar consumption, how health coaching could be incorporated into a dental practice and the cool things Trisha is doing with her O’hehir University. You will absolutely LOVE the sheer amount of cool information in this Show!

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

Links for ‘Ask David’ segment:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Trisha’s O’hehir University:
http://www.ohu-edu.com

Website for Spry (Dental division of Xlear):
http://www.xlear.com

Link for ‘The Toothpaste Secret’ (you will LOVE this!)
http://www.onlineoralhealth.com/the-toothpaste-secret/

How to Successfully Get Started with Dental Implants in Your Practice

with Dr. Philip Gordon

In a recent study it was reported that 76% of Adults over age 35 were missing at least one tooth (independent of 3rd molars) and 22% of Adults of age 60 were completely edentulous. Dental Implants represent a great way to help these patients restore their dental health. Yet, the process of getting started placing and restoring implants can seem daunting.

Running time: 55:21

In this interview, Gary invited his friend Dr. Philip Gordon as a Guest to discuss how to successfully get started with dental implants. In this Show, Gary and Philip discuss; Philip’s back story and how he became passionate about dental implants, a summary of Philip’s 10 year journey regarding dental implants and how listeners can shorten their learning curve, what Philip would do differently knowing what he knows now, 3 great tips for Dentists just getting started with placing and restoring implants, why Philip started his website to support Dentist and how this resource will serve any Dentist interested in dental implants. You will enjoy Philip’s knowledge and passion for all things related to dental implants and his genuine spirit of helping colleagues!

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

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

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

Link on Zirconia:
https://restorativenation.com/e-max-versus-zirconia/

Philip’s website:
http://www.dentalimplantpractices.com

Link to Philip’s Facebook Mentorship Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1006409722801037/

Information about Gary’s digital Course ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’ http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

The Smile Virtual Consult; A Powerful Strategy to Attract More Cosmetic Cases

with Dr. Brian Harris

The digital world that we all live in today is transforming the way consumers think and act. Today you can order almost anything you can think of online and have it delivered to your doorstep the next day.

Running time: 48:27

Gary invited his long time friend Dr. Brian Harris on the Thriving Dentist Show as a guest to share how smile virtual consults are radically changing his practice. In this Show Gary and Brian discuss; How Brian developed the smile virtual consult and how these virtual consults are resulting in significantly more smile design cosmetic cases, the compelling consumer statistics behind the smile virtual consult, why convenience is often the #1 consumer consideration, how Brian perfected the idea of doing virtual consults, the power of his customized video reply, the top 3 barriers for dental consumers and how to overcome them, how smile virtual consults reduce your marketing expenses and a host of other practical tips that you can use today to help more patients enjoy the smile of their dreams. If you are interested in standing apart from the crowd by making it easier for patients to get what they want, then this interview is for you!

Brian’s website:
http://www.smilevirtualconsult.com

To order Brian’s Course:
http://www.smilevirtualconsultcourse.com
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Brian’s email address:
brian@drbrianharris.com

For questions about Smile Virtual Consult please email Jenn:
jenn@smilevirtualconsult.com

Proven Ways to Add More High Value Dental Cases to Your Practice

with Elijah Desmond

Dentistry is such an amazing profession because you get the opportunity to change people’s lives! Services like dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and complex restorative dentistry can quite literally change someone’s life.

Running time: 60:45

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to talk about how to add more high value cases to your dental practice. In this Show Gary and Elijah discuss; why marketing dental implants is the gateway to doing more high value cases, Elijah’s data on why Google ads and Facebook ads have proven to be the most effective digital marketing channels, strategies to track your marketing results including a formula to measure your ROI, the 3 types of dental practices including the benefits and limitations of each type, two specific case studies showing one campaign that worked very well and another case study of a marketing fail and why this particular campaign failed. In this Show, Gary and Elijah also talk about the upcoming Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise May 20-27 where Gary will be a featured speaker.

Elijah’s website:
http://www.drivendentalmarketing.com

Elijah’s email address:
elijah@drivendentalmarketing.com

Link to Dental Intel to receive a Free Practice Snapshot to see how your office performs in the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
http://www.dentalintel.com/takacs/

Alaska with Gary Takacs cruise link:
http://smilesatsea.info/alaska-05-2018/

The Implant Unlimited cruise to Cuba with Dr. Arun Garg link:
http://www.drivendentalmarketing.com/cruise

September Team Cruise with Dr. Paul Homoly and others:
http://smilesatsea.info/cozumel-sep-2018/

Sedation Dentistry as an Excellent Practice Builder

with Dr. Michael Silverman - Episode 313

The reality is that many patients experience fear or apprehension when it comes to visiting the Dentist. Recent studies reported that 49% of the adult population in the U.S. put off a visit to the Dentist because of fear and 22% of the adults in the U.S. won’t visit the Dentist at all because of fear.

Running time: 62:44 minutes

To help you successfully incorporate sedation dentistry into your practice Gary invited his friend Dr. Michael Silverman on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this interview, Gary and Michael discuss; The current State of the Sedation Union today, current ADA guidelines and state regulations governing sedation dentistry, the demand for sedation dentistry by patients, great tips for Dentists to make sedation part of their practice or a bigger part of their practice, training and safety measures, the concept of the IV sedation permit as your ‘forever permit’, support available from DOCS Education and Michael’s forecast for the future of sedation dentistry.

Michael’s website:
http://www.docseducation.com

Michael’s email address:
drmds@docseducation.com

Link to receive two month’s free membership to DOCS Education Membership: https://docseducation.com/cart
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