Digital Gateway: Solutions for Success in 2017 and Beyond

with Dr. Mark Morin

The Dental Profession is experiencing radical changes as a result of a variety of market forces. Sadly, the profession is dividing into those who are struggling and those who are Thriving!

Running Time: 58:12 minutes

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Mark Morin on how to thrive in these changing times. Gary and Mark discuss; Specific factors impacting the dental profession today and how to successfully navigate these changes, how Mark has been able to thrive in an area of the country (Detroit) that has been devastated economically, the specific technology that Mark feels is a ‘Must Have’ today, the biggest mistakes that Dentists make with technology, how to use technology to grow your practice, how to calculate ROI on technology, why you need to know about Section 199 in the tax code and the specific technology Mark suggests you start with if you are a new Dentist and the technology Mark recommends if you are an experienced Dentist.

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Ten Things I Couldn’t Practice Without

with Dr. Greg Pitts

Gary and Dr. Greg Pitts have been friends for many years. You may remember that Greg was the first interview that Gary did for the Thriving Dentist Show as episode #3 back in January 2012.



Running Time: 52:37 minutes

We have brought Greg back to share the top ten things that he couldn’t live without with our listeners. Greg has an exceptional practice where he and his Team embrace technology but also take a great deal of pride in providing a remarkable experience for his patients. Greg’s list includes some technology advancements big and small, and also a couple of things from the behavioral side of dentistry. You will really enjoy Greg’s ‘Top Ten List’ and his passion for helping his patients and his colleagues!

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Lasers as a Practice Builder

with Dr. Jeffrey Harrison

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary has a deep appreciation for technology, especially technology that can help you build your practice.




Running Time: 50:41 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Jeffrey Harrison all about laser technology and how they can improve clinical care and build your practice. In this interview Gary and Jeff discuss; The different types of lasers and their applications, how Jeff has used lasers to grow his practice, how lasers can increase patient referrals and help you get more favorable online reviews, how lasers have resulted in improved clinical care for Jeff, the use of lasers for conservative perio therapy and an innovative application for lasers for failing dental implants. Think of this Show as ‘everything you ever wanted to know about lasers’!

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How to Get Patients in the Door and Keep Them There

with Mike Buckner

Many dental offices today struggle with patient retention. This often is reflected in very weak hygiene departments with a low % of patients involved in regular re-care. Gary often states that a strong hygiene department leads to a strong practice! To help you master patient retention Gary interviews his friend Mike Buckner.

Running Time: 54:04 minutes

In this interview Gary and Mike discuss; the three ways you can grow your practice, how technology help you communicate more efficiently with your patients, the history of email and text communication with patients and state-of-the-art systems available today, why Healthgrades needs to be a review site on your radar screen, a brilliant strategy to fill last minute open appointments and how you can use data mining to fill your schedule. You will Love Mike’s knowledge and his passion for helping Dentists Thrive!

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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!

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The Wonderful World of Orthodontics

with Dr. Jamie Reynolds

There are so many great advances in the world of orthodontics that it was time to do a Thriving Dentist Show devoted to orthodontics.





Running Time: 52:06 minutes

In this episode, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Jamie Reynolds from Novi, MI all about the cool advances available today in orthodontic treatment. Gary and Jamie discuss how computers are being used today in case planning, why more adults than ever are being treated with orthodontics, the 3 ‘urban myths’ that might be keeping more adults from seeking orthodontic treatment, the awesome opportunity to do combination cases with the general dentist and the orthodontist and why this can produce such stunning results, the connection between sleep apnea and orthodontics and a great new payment option that is making orthodontic treatment affordable for more patients today. You’ll love Jamie’s passion for helping patients have a beautiful, healthy smile!

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Minimally Prepped Veneers, CBCT and other Practice Building Strategies

with Dr. Louis Kaufman

Dental PodcastYou likely know that Gary is an advocate of technology as a practice builder. In this interview with his friend, Dr. Louis Kaufman, Gary and Lou discuss some cool technology that can be used to build your practice.



Running Time: 52:03 min

They discuss minimally invasive veneers and how they have changed over the years, why today’s minimally prepped veneers should be an option in your cosmetic skill set, how CBCT can be used today as a practice-builder, advice to Dentists who are looking to grow their practice but struggling to do so and why every Dentist needs to embrace the role of CEO of their practice. Lou is an absolute wealth of information and you will love his enthusiasm and passion for helping Dentists thrive!

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Denmat website:

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Planmeca (CBCT)

A Conversation with one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry

with Trish Jones

Dental Podcast
Dentistry is such an amazing profession!





Running Time: 52:45 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Trish Jones who was recently nominated as one of the ‘Top 25 Women in Dentistry’ by Dental Products Report magazine about a wide range of topics including; The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Give Back a Smile Program, Trish’s experience riding her bike over 580 miles across Texas for the Ride Texas Wish for Our Heroes charity, her experience as a Technical Account Manager at a full service dental lab, why treating sleep disorders is such a hot topic today, digital impressions and why it is time to get on board and why having a positive perspective is so important. You will really enjoy this interview!

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Going Paperless in a Thriving Practice

with Dr. Larry Emmott

Dental PodcastAs you likely know, Gary is a huge advocate of technology and he encourages Dentists to use technology to become more efficient and productive.




Running Time: 1:00:00 min
In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Larry Emmott on going paperless in the dental office. In this interview, Gary and Larry discuss whether it is possible to go paperless in the dental office and the benefits for doing so, the specific hardware and software that an office needs to get started with paperless records, practical solutions for dealing with paper in the practice, cool digital solutions for forms and signatures and Larry concludes the interview with a great discussion about the biggest mistakes he sees Dentists make when they go paperless and how to avoid these common mistakes. As Larry likes to say; “The future is coming and it will be amazing!”……….Larry is right!

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Link to the free whitepaper on going paperless.

The Most Interesting Topics in Clinician’s Report Dentistry Update Courses

with Dr. Gordon Christensen

Dental Podcast

Dr. Gordon Christensen is one of the most respected educators in dentistry.





Running Time: 53:49 min

In this inspiring interview Gary and Gordon discuss the most requested topics that Gordon presents in his 2014 Clinician’s Report Dentistry Update courses, the most common questions Gordon receives in his courses, Gordon’s views on the current and coming effects of the corporate dentistry model on techniques, materials, devices and concepts and current and future technology of interest to Dentists. You will really enjoy Gordon’s unbiased perspective and his thoughts on the future of dentistry!

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