‘ProCare-Dental Coverage Controlled by Dentists and Patients’

with Qadeer Ahmed

It is no secret that the current system of dental insurance is totally broken! The current system only benefits the Insurance companies. Employers, Patients and Dentists all lose in the current system. Gary invited his friend Qadeer Ahmed on this Thriving Dentist Show to share how he and his Team have created a system that corrects all the flaws in the current system.

Running Time: 67:19 minutes

In this Show, Gary and Qadeer discuss; Why quality of care MUST be central to any patient benefit program, a discussion of how the current dental insurance system is completely broken, the story of a Dentist from Seattle who offered a free clinic day and experienced a line of people over two miles long to receive care and the reality was that the vast majority of these people had jobs and in some cases multiple jobs!, how ProCare addresses the flaws of the current insurance system and provides significant benefits for Employers, Patients and Dentists alike. You will enjoy the ‘origin story’ of ProCare and Qadeer’s passion for building a system that corrects all the flaws in the current insurance system. Ultimately, Qadeer’s goal is to help more patients receive the care they need and deserve and that is a powerful motivator, indeed!


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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Everything You Need to Know About Pension Plans

with Reese Harper

Recently, Gary received an email from a Thriving Dentist Show listener asking about the benefits of Pension Plans for Dentists. Gary thought this would be of interest to all Thriving Dentist Show listeners so he interviewed his friend Reese Harper on ‘everything you need to know about pension plans’.

Running Time: 73:03 minutes

In this Show Gary and Reese discuss; The various types of pension plans available to Dentists, how to determine which type of plan is best for you, tax considerations and how to use a pension plan for tax advantages, appropriate investments within your pension plan, the three-factor model of investing developed by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French, reporting and administrative responsibilities when you have a pension plan and how a pension plan can be an important part of your path to financial independence. This interview provides great information that any Dentist considering a pension plan needs to know.

Most recent Thriving Dentist Show Interview with Reese Harper:
‘The Science of Achieving Financial Independence’

Link to Reese’s Podcast:
‘The Dentist Money Show’

Reese’s website: www.dentistadvisors.com

Reese’s email address: reese@dentistadvisors.com

Harness the Benefits of an In-Office Membership Plan for Your Patients

with Jordon Comstock

Developing an in-office membership plan can be like harnessing the benefits of your own Amazon Prime program! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Jordon Comstock on all of the details about creating your own in-office membership program for your patients.


Running Time: 46:59 minutes

In this Show Gary and Jordon discuss; What exactly is a membership plan and why it is so useful for many patients in your practice and in your community, how to market your membership program, the legal pitfalls to avoid, how a membership plan can be a powerful growth opportunity of your practice, how to automate your membership program and how to avoid the common mistakes with your membership program. As a fun side note, you’ll also learn about Jordon’s connection to our outro song, Dream Big from Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band!

Jordon’s website: www.boomcloudapps.com

Jordon’s email address: jordon@boomcloudapps.com

The Science of Achieving Financial Independence

with Reese Harper

Sadly, too many Dentists are working late in their careers because they have to, not because they want to. Let’s face it, Dentists face massive financial pressures. Dental School is very costly and investing in your practice and keeping current with all the great technology available today is expensive.


Running Time: 62:53 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Reese Harper to share his wisdom on how to achieve financial independence so you can work because you want to, not because you have to! In this Show, Gary and Reese discuss; The Elements System for building wealth, how to avoid mistakes building your net worth, how to calculate exactly when you can retire, why it is such a mistake to base your retirement on the sale of your house and the sale of your practice, how to determine the appropriate savings rate at every stage of your career and most importantly, how to achieve financial peace of mind. This is important information for all Dentists!

Reese’s website: www.dentistadvisors.com

Reese’s email address: reese@dentistadvisors.com

Reese’s podcast:
The Dentist Money Show

The Role of Your CPA in a Thriving Practice

with Haden Werhan

Your advisory team should include a CPA and Financial Planner that has experience working with Dental Clients. Dentists have some unique challenges that are best navigated by a team of advisors that have experience with Dentists and understand the unique needs of the dental profession.


Running Time: 45:13 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Haden Werhan on the role of a CPA in a Thriving Practice. In this Show, Gary and Haden discuss; why Haden started working with Dentists, why it is important to work with a CPA who has experience with Dentists, why tax planning and financial planning need to be coordinated, the future of section 179 deductions, wealth protection strategies, the Academy of Dental CPA’s, and why Haden finds so much fulfillment working with the Dentists. This will be the most interesting interview you will ever hear on the topic of accounting!

Haden’s website: www.twdadvisors.com

Haden’s email address: haden@twdadvisors.com

Haden’s Blog: www.wealthextractions.com

The 60% Profit Practice

with Dr. Jonathan Afshari

Practice profitability continues to rise at alarming levels. A recent study reported that the average solo General Dentist practice had 74% overhead! If that is the case for you, then you are working too hard for too little.



Running Time: 58:48 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Jonathan Afshari on the topic of the low overhead practice. Jonathan is a self-made young Dentist who own 4 practices all built on the low overhead model. While Jonathan’s practices are low overhead, he takes pride in delivering quality treatment with excellent patient service. In this interview, Gary and Jonathan discuss; specific cost savings hacks and ninja tricks to lower overhead, the role that technology plays in the low overhead practice, how automation is an important key to a low overhead practice and how all of this leads to a quality lifestyle. Jonathan was kind enough to share a pdf document with listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show titled, ’10 Ways to Save $10,000 in a Dental Practice’ that you will find of great value as you reduce your overhead.

Link to receive the pdf document titled;
’10 Ways to Save $10,000 in a Dental Practice’
simply enter your email address on this site: www.smarterdentist.com

Collectively, these tips will save you over $100,000! THANKS Jonathan!

The Science of Personal Finance for Dentists

with Reese Harper

Last week Gary interviewed his friend, Dr. Doug Carlsen on the Thriving Dentist Show and they discussed the top tips that will allow Dentist to successfully retire with financial independence. That Thriving Dentist Show literally went viral soon after being published.


Running Time: 58:37 minutes

In that interview, Doug mentioned that he recommends Aquire Advisors as a financial advisory firm that helps Dentists make smart decisions about their money. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Reese Harper the founder of Aquire Advisors. In this Show, Gary and Reese discuss; the most common challenge that causes Dentists to delay retirement, why Acquire works exclusively with Dentists, how Reese was able to be issued a trademark on a periodic table of financial health and the major pitfalls Dentists make with their investments. This is an information-packed interview on a topic of keen interest and importance for all Dentists!

Reese website: www.aquireadvisors.com

Reese email address: reese@aquireadvisors.com

Link to the Elements™ Workbook: http://aquireadvisors.com/elements-workbook/

Link to the list of financial planning questions: http://aquireadvisors.com/real-planning

Link to list of mistakes dentists make that delay retirement: http://aquireadvisors.com/7-big-financial-mistakes-delay-retirement

Top Tips to Successfully Retire with Financial Independence

with Dr. Doug Carlsen

Sadly, the American Dental Association reports that very few Dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary is passionate about changing that statistic and helping more Dentists achieve financial independence so they can go to work because they want to not because they have to!


Running Time: 63:12 minutes

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Doug Carlsen about how Dentists can successfully achieve financial independence. They discuss how much Dentists should save each year, the 40, 25, 35 rule, specific investment strategies, investment scams to avoid, discount investment brokers and how to avoid paying too much in investment fees. This topic is critically important for all Dentists and Doug is passionate about helping his colleagues retire with the success they deserve!

Earlier Thriving Dentist Show with Dr. Doug Carlsen:
Secrets from Dentists Who Have Been Able to Successfully Retire Early

Doug’s email address: drcarlsen@gmail.com

Doug’s website: www.golichcarlsen.com

Aquire Advisors: www.aquireadvisors.com

Bason Asset Management: www.basonasset.com

Mastering the Business of Dentistry

with Bonnie Hixson

Dental PodcastThe business of dentistry is Gary’s favorite topic and in this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Bonnie Hixson about how to master the business of dentistry. Bonnie is the founder of The Progressive Dentist magazine and she is recognized as a true thought leader in dentistry.


Running Time: 56:51 min

In this inspiring interview Gary and Bonnie discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing Dentists today on the business side. Among the topics they discuss are; the rising office overhead challenge and how to improve your profitability, some brilliant business resources for Dentists, the changing business climate for Dentists today, why amazing customer service is so important today, why mastering the people side of dentistry is so important today and will become been more important in the future, why the health & wellness of the Dentist and Team lead to a more profitable practice and why it is time to get serious about oral cancer screening. You will LOVE this interview and the wonderful energy that Bonnie brings to the profession of dentistry!

Bonnie’s website: www.theprodentist.com

Bonnie’s email address: bonnie@hixsonmedia.com

Bonnie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.hixson

The Progressive Dentist Magazine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProDentist

Bonnie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonnieHixson