Lessons from the World of High-End Retail and from Disney that Can Be Applied to Your Practice

with Andre Shirdan

There are some wonderful lessons we can learn from successful retailers, especially when it comes to helping people want our services. For example, perio disease is quite literally an epidemic in the adult population today, yet most dental practices struggle with getting patients to accept the needed treatment.

Running time: 56:01

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Andre Shirdan to share some amazing tips on how to develop a thriving practice by implementing lessons he learned in high-end retail.

In this interview, Gary and Andre discuss;

  • Andre’s retail background and how the strategies of high end retailers can be applied to the dental profession,
  • why diagnosing and treating Perio disease should be a foundation in every general dental practice,
  • a verbal skill tip from Andre replacing the word ‘probe’ with the term ‘periodontal ruler’,
  • the importance of meeting patients where they are,
  • a new way to communicate your Perio findings with your patients using the StatCk program that Andre designed,
  • why this StatCk system is a game-changer by helping your patients understand exactly what is going on in their mouth with communication that they understand,
  • the Values and Vision of Disney and how this applies to the dental profession,
  • lessons from Disney on ‘Branding’
  • and what we can learn about consistency from Disney.

You’ll really enjoy Andre’s wisdom, perspective and passion for helping you succeed!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website: www.restorativenation.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast: www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast: https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Andre’s website: www.thecrewprocess.com

Link to receive Andre’s StatCk Periodontal Process Checklist: https://www.thecrewprocess.com/statck/

Link for more information about the 2019 Disney to Dentistry Courses given by Gary and Travis Frederickson: https://www.practicewow.com/d2d2019?r_done=1

Five Things I Would Do Differently If I started All Over on Monday Morning

with Dr. Steve Rasner

Experience is such a wonderful teacher! In fact, experience might be the best teacher. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Steve Rasner to share his thoughts on the 5 specific things he would do differently if he was to start all over again on Monday morning.

Running time: 65:48

In this Show, Gary and Steve discuss;

  • How to thrive in a challenging economic environment,
  • why perseverance is a requirement for any Dentist desiring to achieve their full potential,
  • how being ranked 157th in your dental school class could actually be an advantage,
  • the five specific things Steve would do differently if he started all over on Monday morning,
  • how to regain your professional dreams when they may have been derailed,
  • how to embrace the concept of comprehensive care as a foundation in your practice
  • and throughout the interview Steve shares an abundance of practical tips that you can use tomorrow morning in your practice!

No theory here, just practical tips learned from experience.

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website:
www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website:
www.restorativenation.com

Steve’s website:
www.realizingthedream.com

Steve’s email address: drrasner@aol.com
In the Subject line write: ‘Send Me The Stuff’ to receive free resources from Steve!

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Voices of Dentistry 2019 Podcast Summit, Work/Life Balance and Seasons in Your Career

with Dr. Mark Costes

Mark Costes is one of Gary’s amazing friends in dentistry and he invited Mark as a Guest on the Show for a fun conversation covering a range of topics.

Running time: 50:42

In this interview Gary and Mark discuss;

  • the upcoming 2019 Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit on January 25-26, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ,
  • what to look for in a successful dental conference now and in the future,
  • the positive perspective that Mark and Gary get from speaking to Dental Students,
  • some thoughts on the elusive concept of work/life balance,
  • the benefits of embracing lifelong learning,
  • the characteristics of Level 5 Leadership taught by Jim Collins,
  • why it is so important to always make sure that your future is bigger than your past
  • and the conversation concludes with some thoughts about the various seasons in your career.

You’ll enjoy this fun conversation between Mark and Gary!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

www.davidhornbrook.com

www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Link to Mark Costes’ Dentalpreneur Podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dentalpreneur-podcast-w-dr-mark-costes-become-more/id983666208?mt=2

Link to the Upcoming Voices of Dentistry 2019 Podcast Summit:
www.voicesofdentistry.com

The $10,000 A Day Dentist

with Dr. Bill Williams

Rising practice overhead is severely impacting many dental practices today. While there are many reasons why overhead continues to escalate out of control for many Dentists, one important reason why overhead is so high is that many Dentists are not producing enough to offset their fixed expenses.

Running time:  55:49

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his long-time friend Dr. Bill Willams to discuss how to become a highly productive Dentist.

In this Show, Gary and Bill discuss;

  • The hopeful message of; ‘If it’s been done before, it must be possible’,
  • how Bill has produced an average of over $10,000 per day for every work day in the past 15 years,
  • the five different types of Dentists,
  • the concept of the ‘Servant Dentist’,
  • how to finish well in your career as a Dentist,
  • ‘The Big Five’ categories that will lead you to produce $10,000 per day,
  • how to achieve a great work/life balance and produce $10,000 per day
  • and throughout the interview Bill emphasizes the importance of being highly productive while maintaining an attitude of servitude for your patients!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

www.davidhornbrook.com

www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Bill’s website: www.solsticedentaladvisors.com

Link to receive a FREE copy of Bill’s Book; The $10,000 A Day Dentist: www.solsticedentaladvisors.com/thriving

Link to Bill’s Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/10Kadaydentists/

‘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/

How a Community of Like-Minded Dental Professionals will Lead You to Greater Success

with Dr. Paul Goodman

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Dr. Paul Goodman as a guest to discuss the importance of developing your own community of like-minded colleagues for support and encouragement.

Running time: 63:59

Many Dentists experience isolation in their careers and a supportive community of colleagues can make a big difference in the satisfaction you experience as a Dentist.

In this Show, Gary and Paul discuss;

  • Paul’s back story and how he came to discover the importance of community early in his career,
  • the fun story of how Paul created ‘Dental Nachos’ as a wonderful tribe of Dentists and Dental Professionals
  • and how Dental Nachos has contributed to Paul’s success,
  • common urban myths and stories told to young Dentists and why many of these stories need to be examined for accuracy,
  • how the dental profession is changing now and how Dentists can successfully navigate these changes,
  • the importance of adopting an abundance mindset rather than a scarcity perspective
  • and throughout the interview Paul shares some great stories about how the dental community can support one another and create an environment of mutual success.

You will enjoy Paul’s perspective and his genuine abundance mindset!

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

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

Restorative Nation website:

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Link to the Dental Nachos Group on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/370375713336682/

Paul’s Website:
http://www.dentalnachos.com

Link to Paul’s Dental Amigos Podcast:
https://dentalnachos.com/podcasts/

Link to the September 21-22 Course with Dr. Pasquale Venuti
(NOTE: The course is available via live streaming if you are unable to attend live)
https://thedentalamigos.com/ce-seminars/

The Power of Creating Your Practice Philosophy

with Dr. Paul Henny

Intention is a very important element of developing a thriving practice. Determining what your practice stands for can provide the ‘compass points’ that will lead you to develop your ideal practice.

Running time: 65:09

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend, Dr Paul Henny to share his thoughts about the importance of creating your practice philosophy. In this Show, Gary and Paul discuss; The specific benefits of a practice philosophy, elements to include in your practice philosophy, why it’s important to involve your team when creating a practice philosophy, the importance of congruence and harmony, your practice philosophy as a flexible self-management tool, the differences between a practice philosophy and your Vision and Mission Statements and how creating your practice philosophy allows you to distinguish your practice in the marketplace. You will enjoy Paul’s wisdom and guidance on this important topic!

Paul’s website:
http://www.codiscovery.com

Paul’s email address:
paul@paulhennydds.com

Link to the Bob Barkley Study Club:
https://www.facebook.com/bobbarkley.studyclub

Paul’s resource titled;
Why is a Practice Philosophy Important Today

How to Lead with Impact

with Manley Feinberg - Episode 315

Gary gets the opportunity to meet many speakers at Conferences where he is speaking throughout the year. This past year Gary met Manley Feinberg, the Keynote Speaker for the Speaking Consulting Network Conference.

Running time: 74:24 minutes

Manly is Speaker, Business Leader, Author and world-class Mountain Climber. He uses his experiences as a climber to provide leadership lessons. Manley’s presentation at SCN was absolutely amazing and Gary knew that the listeners to the Thriving Dentist Show would benefit greatly from Manley’s lessons on how to lead with impact! In this Show Gary and Manley discuss: The content in Manley’s best selling book; Reach Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact, how to decide if your project is worth it, how to convert insight into action, the powerful concept of how visibility drives velocity, why you need a group of people to connect with on a regular basis, why it is so important to surround yourself with incredible partners and things to think about when leaving your legacy. You will thoroughly enjoy this interview and the stories and lessons provided by Manley!

Manley’s website:
http://www.verticallessons.com

Amazon Link for Manley’s Book;
Reaching Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact https://www.amazon.com/dp/1941870686/

Link to connect with Manley on LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/manleyf/

The Role of Legacy, Purpose and Passion in a Thriving Practice

with Gary Takacs - Episode 312

This Thriving Dentist Show is a very personal show for Gary. In this episode, Gary announces the Launch of the Thriving Practice Academy. Topics covered include; The back story to the creation of the Thriving Practice Academy,

Running Time: 47:37 minutes

Gary’s perspective that now is an amazing time to be a Dentist, the three specific events that caused Gary to reflect on how he wants to spend the next 10-15 years of his career, the role of Legacy in your practice, how Gary’s LifeSmiles dental practice serves as a ‘test kitchen’ to test concepts that can be applied to help you develop a thriving practice, 6 very specific goals to embrace in a thriving practice, why a systems-based practice is the best possible foundation, tips to create accountability in your practice and the importance of maintaining an effective work/life balance.

Link to the Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven Tribute Performance

To schedule a complimentary call with Gary, send an email by Clicking here

This is an Amazing Time to be a Dentist!

with Dr. Brad Smith - Episode 307

This is a very special episode of the Thriving Dentist Show. Many of our listeners know that Gary teaches at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine on Mondays where he teaches Practice Management and the ‘People’ side of dentistry.

Running Time: 65:22 minutes

In this Show Gary interviews his Dean, Dr. Brad Smith on why this is truly an amazing time to be a Dentist. In the interview Gary and Brad discuss: Why ‘Dentist’ was voted the #1 Job in the most recent ‘Top Jobs’ report in US News and World Report, how dentistry has changed in the last 10 years since Brad left private practice, the amazing new technologies that make dentistry fun for Dentists and beneficial for patients, how Brad and his Team at Midwestern University teach technology and how these advances can help any Dentist master new technology, why it’s important for Dentists to have a positive attitude and an abundance mindset, how Dental Students can make the most of their Dental School experience and the interview concludes with an inspiring discussion about the Dental Clinic that Midwestern University built in Tonga to serve those in need in the South Pacific. Brad is one of Gary’s Mentors and you will appreciate his perspective on our amazing profession!

Website for Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine:
https://www.midwestern.edu/programs_and_admission/az_dental_medicine.html