How to Collect Everything You Produce and Do So In a Patient-Friendly Manner

with Andy Cleveland

Developing a successful payment system in your practice is very important in a Thriving dental practice.

Running time: 58:50
It can be extremely frustrating to do dentistry and not get paid! In this Show Gary invited his friend Andy Cleveland to discuss how to master payment success in your practice.

In this interview Gary and Andy discuss;

  • How to create a positive payment culture in your practice,
  • some very specific benchmarking to define your payment goals including Gary’s four Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure your practice payment success,
  • how to retrain your patients to expect to pay at or before time of service,
  • how to get paid yet remain patient friendly in the process,
  • payment tools that every dental practice needs,
  • the concept of outsourcing insurance billing and patient billing and how to determine if your practice could benefit from outsourcing
  • and the interview concludes with a discussion of best billing practices.

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website: www.restorativenation.com

Link to Andy’s website: www.andycleveland.com

Living the Dream of Practice Ownership

with Dr. David Stern

If you know anything about Gary, you know that he is passionate about entrepreneurship in dentistry and it is his strong belief that owning your own practice is the best possible career path!

Running time: 53:43
To share a success story about one young Dentist’s path to practice ownership, Gary invited Dr. David Stern as a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show. In this Show Gary and David discuss; David’s path from dental school graduation to becoming a practice owner, what David learned from his experience as an Associate prior to becoming a practice owner, how he found the practice he ended up purchasing, why the fact that this practice was in decline was actually a good thing, how he made a successful transition from the previous owner to David’s ownership of the practice, why he did NOT send a letter to all patients announcing the new ownership, the benefits of practicing in a small town, how David created his in-office patient membership plan and how David has successfully created his own in-office patient financing plan to grow his practice (with a default rate of a fraction of 1%). You will enjoy David’s story of how he became a practice owner and how he is making his practice his own!

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website:
www.restorativenation.com

News Flash! Make a Monthly Payment for Big Cases look more like a Car Payment than a House Payment and You’ll do more Big Cases

with Dave Roehr

Let’s face reality. After you have presented your treatment plan to your patient, often the first words that come out of their mouth are ‘How Much?” We all wished that patients asked you brilliant clinical questions or had a deep interest in the materials that you will use, but often their biggest concern is how much the treatment is going to cost.

Running time: 69:00

If you can figure out how to realistically fit your big cases into the patient’s budget you will experience greater case acceptance. To share some great information about how to make big cases affordable in a way that works for you as well as the patient, Gary invited his friend Dave Roehr as this week’s guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. Gary and Dave discuss; Biggest trends today in patient financing, what Dave learned from creating the Cabela’s credit card, common misconceptions and blind spots for Dentists in regards to patient financing, data on consumer disposable income (Spoiler alert; 60% of consumers do not have $1,000 available to pay for an unexpected expense [ie: dentistry]), why it’s important to be able to offer a monthly payment that looks more like a car payment rather than a house payment, lessons from the auto industry and key components of a quality patient financing product.

Busting Loose from Insurance Dependency
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

C Shape It Links:
https://leeannbrady.com/dental-materials/condensing-composite

https://restorativenation.com/pearls-part-i/

Dave Roehr’s website:
http://www.proceedfinance.com

Dave’s email address:
dave@proceedfinance.com

Dave’s Cell Phone Number:
402-405-7252

Busting Loose from Insurance Dependency
http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

The Benefits of Creating Your Own In-Office Membership Plan

with Jordon Comstock

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is an advocate of reducing insurance dependency in your practice.

Running time:51:40

For this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Jordon Comstock as a guest to discuss how an in-office membership plan can help you develop a thriving practice. In this Show, Gary and Jordon discuss; the definition of an on-office membership plan, how an in-office membership plan is like Amazon Prime for your dental practice, the magic of recurring revenue in your practice, regulations and legal details related to your in-office membership plan, why you should use a ‘Medical Retainer Agreement’, how to name your in-office membership plan, the Direct Primary Care Law and why you need to know about it, how to automate the payment process, how to successfully market your in-office membership plan in your community and throughout the interview Jordon shares how to use your in-office membership plan to roll the red carpet out to welcome patients who do not have dental insurance.

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website:
http://www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Blog post by Lee ‘Air Abrasion Made Easy’
https://leeannbrady.com/dental-materials/air-abrasion-made-easy

Discussion thread on Restorative Nation about air abrasion
https://restorativenation.com/forum/inside-the-operatory/air-abrading-preps-and-i-actually-like-it/

Website for the Etchmaster:
http://www.gromandental.com/

Jordon Comstock’s website:
http://www.boomcloudapps.com

Free Ebook about Membership Programs
http://www.boomcloudapps.com/book

DPC law and how to Bypass insurance regulation:
http://boomcloudapps.com/2018/01/25/how-to-bypass-insurance-regulation-for-your-dental-membership-program-i-am-really-excited-about-this/

Jordon’s email address:
jordon@boomcloudapps.com

Changing Face of Patient Financing in Dentistry

with Dr. Bruce Baird

Dental PodcastA challenge facing all dental practices today is helping patients afford the care they need and want.

 

 

 

 

Running Time: 48:45 min

In this information-packed interview, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Bruce Baird about the changes that are impacting traditional patient financing options and how dental offices can provide a payment option that works for the patient and the practice alike. In this interview, Gary and Bruce discuss the current state of financing in dentistry and how this impacts every practice, how the practice can take charge of a payment option that will allow you to successfully finance virtually any patient, how patient financing can be professionally managed and how the right financing option can help you grow your practice and provide an attractive return on investment as well. This interview will provide you with new information that will help you help more of your patients afford the dental treatment they need and want. This information can make a massive difference in your practice!

Website for Comprehensive Finance:  www.comprehensivefinance.com

Dr. Bruce Baird email address: bruce@productivedentist.com

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