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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How to Successfully Incorporate Treating Sleep Apnea in Your Practice

with Steve Wick - Episode 301

Treating sleep disorders is the #1 clinical area of interest in dentistry today. It is estimated that 80 Million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). To help you successfully incorporate dental sleep medicine in your practice Gary invited his friend Steve Wick as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show.

Running Time: 54:10 minutes

In this information-packed interview Gary and Steve discuss; the very personal story that motivated Steve to write his book Kicking the Bear Out of the Bedroom; Snoring and Sleep Apnea, the Not So Silent Killers, why Dentists with the proper training are well suited to successfully treat OSA, facts about the incident of sleep apnea and snoring in the general population, date from a study that reported that loud snoring can reduce life expectancy by 10 years, the health risks associated with OSA, the societal cost of untreated OSA in the US at $150 Billion per year, the challenges of compliance with CPAP as a treatment option, specific tips to get started with incorporating dental sleep medicine in your practice, 4 simple questions to ask your patients to identify existing patients in your practice suffering from OSA. This information can make a massive difference in your practice and it’s possible that this information can help you save lives!

As a special perk for our listeners, Steve is providing Module #1 of his digital course on Dental Sleep Medicine.

Copy of the ADA Proposed Policy Statement on the role of Dentists in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders

Link to Steve’s book on Amazon

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 One Dentist Became Passionate About Lifesaving Dentistry

with Hazel Glasper DDS

Dentistry is truly an amazing profession where you have the ability to change people’s lives every day. Not only do you have the ability to change lives with your knowledge, but you also have the ability to SAVE lives!

Running Time: 54:04 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Hazel Glasper to talk about lifesaving dentistry. Hazel was the recent winner of the Spotlight on Speaking competition at the Speaking/Consulting Network Conference. Gary was a judge in this competition as was so impressed with Hazel’s presentation that he wanted to bring her on as a guest on the podcast. In this interview Gary and Hazel discuss; The very personal story that caused Hazel to become passionate about the oral/systemic connection, how to get started with making the oral/systemic link a strong part of your practice, specific tips for the Dentist and Team Members to help patients value high quality dentistry and the interview concludes with a powerful discussion about Hazel’s ‘Teach Me Dental’ Movement where she is helping the public redefine their understanding of oral health. You will be moved by Hazel’s story and her passion to save lives will inspire you!

Hazel’s website:
drglasper.com

Hazel’s email address:
drglasper@gmail.com

 

How to Use Patient Seminars to Attract Dental Implant and Other High-Value Patients

with Dr. Scott Westermeier and Maria Miecyjak

Developing a marketing plan to consistently attract high-value new patients is an important project for any thriving practice.

Running Time: 59:48 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friends Dr. Scott Westermeier and Maria Miercyjak on their story of how they have developed a marketing strategy to consistently bring in dental implant patients and other high-value dentistry to their Buffalo, New York area practice. Their strategy is to provide patient education seminars in their area to educate potential patients about the benefits of dental implants and other significant services. In this interview, Gary, Scott and Maria discuss; How they came up with plan, the challenges, successes and lessons they have learned over the past 9 years of implementing this strategy, how they have created a step-by-step blueprint and how this strategy has propelled their practice to be in the top 1/2 of 1% of practices nationwide.

Scott and Maria’s website:
www.theempoweredpractice.com
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5 Proven Tips to Eliminate Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows

with Gary Takacs

The #1 practice management problem in dentistry today is hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. In some offices, hygiene no-shows are an absolute epidemic!

 

 

Running Time: 47:19 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares five specific strategies to radically reduce your hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. These are proven tips that Gary has used in his own practice and in his client offices around the country with success. By applying these five strategies you will reduce your expenses, fill more hygiene appointments and train your patients to keep their appointments!

 

Materials Update, Digital Scanners and Live Patient CE Courses

with Dr. David Hornbrook

Dr. David Hornbrook has been a leading Educator and Mentor in dentistry for over 30 years and he is very passionate about helping patients and his colleagues alike! Gary was thrilled to have David back on the Thriving Dentist Show to cover a variety of topics.

Running Time: 68:00 minutes

In this Show Gary and David discuss; Materials update including the latest monolithic High Translucency (HT) Zirconia and Ultra Translucency (UT) Zirconia, how these new materials provide high strength with beautiful aesthetics, new multi-phosphate primers, a review of digital scanners and why it’s time to quit taking traditional polyvinyl impressions, how to have an effective consultative relationship with your lab and why this is so important, David’s clinical concept of “aesthetics drive the case and function finishes the case” and cool advances in hands-on live patient CE courses and how David is making these courses much more affordable than in the past. David is a brilliant Mentor and you will absolutely LOVE his passion for dentistry and helping his colleagues!

David’s website

David’s email address: david@hornbrook.com

Utah Valley Dental Lab

Link to David’s Course Handouts

Link to David’s Cementation Guides (Free)

Integration of Medicine and Dentistry

with Bradley Bale MD & Tom Larkin DDS


This Thriving Dentist Show is a live interview that Gary did with Bradley Bale MD and Tom Larkin DDS. Both Doctors are authors of best-selling books and recognized worldwide as authorities on the oral/systemic connection.

Running Time: 52:12 minutes

This interview provides groundbreaking news in two specific areas;

1) Drs. Bale and Larkin share the newest scientific research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) proving that periodontal disease is a contributing cause of cardiovascular disease and

2) Gary and Drs. Bale and Larkin also discuss why Physicians and Dentists need to work together and how to make this happen.

Other topics in this Show include: The specific high risk oral pathogens that cause cardiovascular disease, the three-part science of how these high risk pathogens cause cardiovascular disease, how Physicians and Dentists can work together more effectively, the critical role of the entire dental team (wellness is a team sport!), the effectiveness of the Bale/Doneen Method and the analogy of the ‘cat in the gutter’.

Drs. Bale and Larkin are committed to preventing heart disease and saving lives!

Dr. Bradley Bale’s website: www.baledoneen.com

Dr. Bale’s email address: bbale@baledoneed.com

Dr. Tom Larkin’s website: www.tomlarkin.com

Dr. Larkin’s email address: tom@tomlarkin.com

Link to Dr. Bale’s book; Beat the Heart Attack Gene: https://www.amazon.com/Beat-Heart-Attack-Gene-Revolutionary/dp/1681620227/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487044051&sr=1-1&keywords=beat+the+heart+attack+gene

Link to scientific article; High Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Artheriosclerosis published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal: http://pmj.bmj.com/content/postgradmedj/early/2016/11/29/postgradmedj-2016-134279.full.pdf