‘Do Data Like the Big Guys’

with Weston Lunsford

Knowing your practice data is a requirement to develop a thriving practice today. To share some actionable information about your practice data, Gary invited his friend Weston Lunsford as a Guest on this Thriving Dentist Show.

Running time: 61:08

In this Show Gary and Weston discuss;

  • A formula for practice growth,
  • the fact that 11 practices in the US each and every day convert to Corporate ownership,
  • how private practices can use the very same data power that Corporate practices use,
  • how creating a set of Core Values will drive your practice to higher levels of performance,
  • how to benchmark your practice against over 4,300 dental practices nationwide,
  • the power of actionable data in helping your patients achieve better oral health,
  • the story of Dental Intel and their commitment to serve the dental profession
  • and a sneak preview into enhancements and applications that we can look forward to from Dental Intel.

Weston is an amazing Leader and Innovator in the Dental Profession and you will love his passion for data and for helping Dentists Thrive!

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

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Weston’s Website:
http://www.dentalintel.com

Link to receive a Free ($1,500 Value) Practice Analysis fro Dental Intel:
http://get.dentalintel.com/gary/

Can Artificial Intelligence Put More Patients in Your Chair?

with Amol Nirgudkar

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is a full-fledged Geek!

He loves technology and how you can use technology in your practice to enhance the patient experience and improve your practice.

Gary invited his friend Amol Nirgudkar as a guest in this Show to discuss applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the dental profession.

Running time: 68:48

In this interview, Gary and Amol discuss;

  • How Amol transitioned from his role as a CPA to a dental entrepreneur to solve a very specific problem he noticed among his clients,
  • a practical definition of Artificial Intelligence and how it is improving our lives,
  • the history of Artificial Intelligence and where it is going,
  • how Siri and Alexa have become commonplace,
  • natural language processing and what this has to do with dentistry,
  • how Artificial Intelligence can be used to dramatically improve your results at converting callers to appointments,
  • a fun side discussion about longevity and Peter Diamandis and how technology will help us live long, healthy lives,
  • the concept of human-assisted Artificial Intelligence and why this adaptation is so effective
  • and throughout this lively interview Gary and Amol provide specific examples of how Artificial Intelligence and other state-of-the-art technology will continue to impact the profession of dentistry.

Whether you will admit to being a Geek or not, you will enjoy and benefit from this interview!

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

Amol’s website:
http://www.patientprism.com

Link to receive a Free Guide titled; ‘Winning New Patients on the Phone’:
https://www.patientprism.com/dental-practice-guide-to-winning-new-patients-on-the-phone-awareness-lp

Breakthrough New Technology for your Office Phone System

with Brandon Rodman

You have likely heard Gary say that it is his opinion that the telephone is the single most important piece of equipment in the dental office. The reason for this is that the phone is the conduit through which most patients flow into your office.

Running time: 63:13

Frankly, telephone technology has not changed much over the last 30 years…..Until now! To discuss some breakthrough new telephone technology, Gary invited his friend Brandon Rodman as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this Show, Gary and Brandon discuss; Some good reasons why patient retention may be more important that getting more new patients, latest advances in office phone technology, how this technology provides the needed information in a timely manner, how text messaging is changing the way we interact with our patients, trends in communication in the dental profession and how technology can best be used to create a remarkable patient experience.

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

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 on how Lee uses Elmer’s Glue:
https://leeannbrady.com/restorative-dentistry/the-patients-crown-or-temp-is-out-after-hours

Brandon’s website:
http://www.getweave.com

Link for a Free Demo of Weave:
http://bit.ly/2ws22Tf

Information about Gary 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
Enter Promo code; THRIVE to save $250 on the Course

Brian’s email address:
brian@drbrianharris.com

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

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.

Mark’s website:
www.drmarkmorin.com

Mark’s email address:
drmorin@earthlink.net

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!

Greg’s email address: gregpittsdds@gmail.com

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’!

Jeff’s website: www.coloradolaserdentistry.com

Jeff’s email address: jeff@coloradolaserdentistry.com

More Laser Resources:
www.LaserDentistry.org
www.LearnLasers.com
www.biolase.com

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!

Mike’s website: www.solutionreach.com

Mike’s email address: mikeb@solutionreach.com

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 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!

Jamie’s office website: www.myamazingsmile.com

Damon System: www.damonbraces.com

Jamie’s email address: jamesbreynolds18@gmail.com

OrthoFi Financing: www.orthofi.com

Jamie’s office on Facebook: www.facebook.com/myamazingsmile