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 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

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/

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
As a special gift to listeners of The Thriving Dentist Show type thriving in the Promo Code box to receive a $1,000 savings on their Ultimate Seminar Blueprint

 

Practical Tips to Build the Implant Component of Your Practice

with Dr. Philip Gordon

As many of our listeners know Gary is an advocate of adding dental implants (with advanced training) to your dental practice. Here are some statistics to support the need for dental implants; 76% of all Americans age 35+ are missing at least one tooth and 22% of all Americans age 60+ are completely edentulous.

Running Time: 47:41 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Philip Gordon on how to build the implant component of your practice. In this interview, Gary and Philip discuss; Why you must develop your leadership and communication skills to achieve your full implant potential, resources to develop your leadership & communication skills, great resources for implant education, useful Academies and Associations to become involved in to advance your implant education and some easy ways to get started on your path to adding dental implants to your practice. You will enjoy Philip’s passion and genuine spirit of helping his colleagues!

Philip’s website: www.dentalimplantpractices.com

Philip’s email address: philipjgordon@gmail.com

Link to Ashley Latter’s Books: ashleylatter.com/books

Link to Dr. Justin Moody: drjustinmoody.com

Link to Dr. PK Clark & his Whitecap Institute: whitecapinstitute.com

No More Dentures Partials and Bridges

with Dr. Justin Moody

Dental Implants can be a very important component of a thriving practice. A recent study reported that 76% of Americans ages 35+ are missing at least one tooth and 22% of Americans 60+ are completely edentulous.

 

 

Running Time: 63:25 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Justin Moody on ‘all things implants’. Justin is a real world authority who has developed a very successful practice limited to dental implants in Rapid City, SD. In this Show, Gary and Justin discuss; Why implants are not just a specialty service any more, where general dentists can get a good solid implant education, the importance of credentials and where to pursue these credentials and the importance of laboratory support for implants. You will LOVE the real world information provided in this interview!

Justin’s Dentists, Implants and Worms Podcast: www.dentistsimplantsandworms.com

Justin’s Website: justinmoodydds.com

Justin’s email address: justin@justinmoodydds.com

If you are interested in a Dental Implant Course combined with the Sturgis Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rally in 2017 send an email to gary@takacslearningcenter.com with the subject line: ‘Sturgis’

Website for ProSmiles Dental Studio: www.prosmilesdentalstudio.com

4 Brilliant Strategies for Practice Growth in 2016

with Dr. Tarun Agarwal

This is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans and set goals for the coming year. We are devoted to helping make 2016 your best year yet and to that end, this Thriving Dentist Show is an awesome interview with Dr. Tarun Agarwal on four specific strategies to grow your practice without adding any additional new patients.

Running Time: 64:07 minutes

In this interview Gary and Tarun discuss; Why raising fees is not a viable option for practice growth for most Dentists, why seeing more patients is a flawed growth strategy, how to become a true General Dentist rather than just a Restorative Dentist by adding the following services; Dental Implants, Adult Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea and Medical Billing. Tarun discusses how adding these services will allow you to grow your practice, better serve your existing patients and create more professional satisfaction! You will enjoy Tarun’s ‘real world’ advice and his passion for helping his colleagues.

Link to previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Dr. Tarun Agarwal;
‘Dentistry Can be Anything You Want it to Be’

Tarun’s website: 3D-Dentists.com

Tarun’s email address: dra@3D-Dentists.com

Tarun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks

Dentistry Can Be Everything You Want it to Be

with Dr. Tarun Agarwal

You are well aware that Gary is absolutely passionate about the profession of dentistry and so is this week’s guest!

 

 

 

 

Running Time: 54:00 minutes

In this episode, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Tarun Agarwal better known as ‘T-Bone’! Tarun shares Gary’s passion for dentistry and in this information-packed interview they discuss; How to develop a Thriving practice in an insurance environment, why Tarun believes that his digital camera is one of his most important pieces of equipment, the three most important technologies that Tarun uses every day in his practice, the best piece of advice that Tarun was given right out of dental school and how general dentists can successfully add implant dentistry to their mix of services. You will LOVE Tarun’s perspective on dentistry and his down to earth demeanor!

Tarun’s email address: dra@raleighdentalarts.com

Tarun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks

Tarun’s Practice on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/SmileRaleigh

The Case for Dental Implants in a Thriving Practice

with Leslie Icenogle

Dental Podcast

In a recent Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Howard Farran made a point about expanding the services you offer your patients as an excellent practice building strategy in today’s economy. Howard is absolutely right! Dental Implants have been important part of Gary’s practice since the beginning and are becoming even more important today.

Running Time: 52:11 min

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Leslie Icenogle about how to develop the implant component of your practice and why the team approach will produce the best results. Leslie has over 30 years of experience helping Dentists develop the implant component of their practice. In this interview Gary and Leslie discuss; The huge opportunity today regarding dental implants, how to get started, why the team approach is so important, specific things to do to get your entire team on board and how to overcome the common stumbling blocks. Dental Implants represent a growth opportunity for every practice and this Show will help you achieve your Dental Implant potential.

Leslie’s website: www.TeamImplants.com

Leslie’s email address: Leslie@TeamImplants.com

What’s New & Exciting in the World of Perio

with Dr. Alex Bankhead

Dental PodcastPeriodontal disease is an epidemic in the US and getting serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease is not only an excellent practice builder but also a pathway to greater overall health for your patients. Dr. Alex Bankhead is a world-renowned authority on perio and in this interview he shares his passion for perio and dental implants.

Running Time: 53:15 min

In this interview, Gary and Alex discuss the oral/systemic connection, how to establish solid protocols to diagnose and treat perio disease today and some of the new advancements in the world of dental implants. This is a great interview sure to inspire your interest in diagnosing and treating perio disease and dental implants.

Dr. Alex Bankhead’s Website:¬† www.perioviews.com

Dr. Alex Bankhead’s Email Address:¬† drbankhead@perioviews.com