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

Empowering Office Managers with Practical Tools and Resources

with Kiera Dent - Episode 303

Office Managers are very important in a Thriving Practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Kiera Dent to talk about all things related to Dental Office Manager Success.

Running Time: 51:06 minutes

In this inspiring interview Gary and Kiera discuss; Why it is important for office managers to have a community of colleagues where they can connect with other brilliant office managers, the most common problems that office managers face on a daily basis, how Kiera (as an office manager) grew a practice from 500K to 2.4M in 9 months, insurance tips to help you better serve your patients, why pre-determinations (Kiera calls them pre-denials!) are a trick by the insurance company to reduce the incident of treatment for patients, positive expectations for your office manager, how your office manager can help you reduce practice overhead, leadership tips for office managers and how Dentists can best support their office managers. You will love Kiera’s knowledge, experience and passion!

Kiera’s website:
http://www.kierasdentalconsulting.com

Access to: ‘Be the Best Office Manager’ Webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2017
http://www.kierasdentalconsulting.com/webinar

Kiera’s website for Dental Placement Pros:
http://www.dentalplacementpros.com

Tips from Disney on Building a Practice where Patients Respond, Return & Refer

with Travis Frederickson

Regular listeners to the Thriving Dentist Show will remember when Gary had Travis Frederickson as a guest to discuss his book: The Patient Experience: 4 Lessons From Disney to Dentistry. As a result of that interview and the massive interest from our listeners, Gary & Travis just completed a two-day course at Disneyland titled; ‘Disney to Dentistry’.

Running Time: 59:01 minutes

This interview is a summary of the experiences Gary & Travis had teaching this course to Dentists & Team Members throughout the US & Canada. In this interview Gary & Travis discuss; The 3 ‘R’s that are the core of the Disney Experience; Respond, Return & Refer, why good enough is NOT good enough anymore, the culture of Disney and how that applies to dentistry, why ‘Excellence’ must be your standard, Disney ‘guestology’ tips that can be applied to dentistry and how to create a positive emotional experience for your patients. In the interview, Gary & Travis announce that due to the interest of our listeners they will be doing two Disney to Dentistry courses in 2018; March 2-3 in Orlando, FL and September 28-29 in Anaheim, CA. Consider this an invitation to come join us!

Link to the previous interview with Travis:
‘Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience’

Travis’ website:
C4PracticeServices.com

Travis’ email address:
Travis@C4PracticeServices.com

Link to the 2018 ‘Disney to Dentistry’ courses

If you would like more information about the 2018 ‘Disney to Dentistry’ courses please send an email to gary@takacslearningcenter.com and enter Disney in your email subject line

The Model of a Single Location Group Practice that Produces $10M+ per year Driven by a Noble Cause

with Dr. Craig Spodak

There are many different models of success in dentistry. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Craig Spodak from Delray Beach, FL about his practice model. Craig’s model is a single location group practice that produces over $10M per year driven by a Noble Cause.

Running Time: 58:03 minutes

In this Show Gary and Craig discuss; Craig’s experience as a 3rd generation Dentist, his vision of an ideal building which is LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) Gold Certified, the importance of creating a ‘Noble Cause’, Craig’s 14 Core Values in his practice, the power of intention, importance of learning from mistakes, Craig’s model of a single location vs. building a group of multiple locations, how Craig discovered that the was paying excessively high fees in his pension plan, the influence of Tony Robbins on Craig’s life and throughout the interview Gary and Craig discuss the meaning of ‘Geek Sheik’. You will love Craig’s powerful vision and his passion for our amazing profession!

Craig’s website:
spodakdental.com

Connect with Craig on Facebook

Connect with Craig on Instagram

To receive a Free copy of the book Unshakeable by Tony Robbins:
thrivingdentist.com/tony

Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience

with Travis Frederickson

Developing an amazing patient experience is an important element of creating a thriving dental practice. The sad reality is that most patient experiences in a dental office are mediocre at best.

Running Time: 69:13 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Travis Frederickson on the concept of using Disney as an example of how to create an amazing patient experience. Travis literally wrote the book on this subject when he wrote: The Patient Experience: 4 Lessons from Disney to Dentistry. In this interview Gary and Travis discuss: How the concept of Disney and Dentistry came together for Travis, the biggest take-away from the link between Disney and Dentistry, the concept of Vision and why this is so important in dentistry, the Disney approach to ‘Service Recovery’ and how to respond when things go wrong and other great tips from the Disney Institute. You will really enjoy Travis’ passion for Disney and Dentistry and the unique perspective that link can provide to your dental practice!

Travis’ website:
www.c4practiceservices.com

Travis’ email address:
travis@c4practiceservices.com

If you are interested in attending a course on Disney & Dentistry at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA in the fall of 2017 please send Gary an email to gary@takacslearningcenter.com with the Subject Line: Disney

 

Lessons on Leadership and Business Building

with Robert Hayman


Gary invited one of his Mentors to be a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show. Robert Hayman has been an inspiration and Mentor to Gary for many years.

Running Time: 56:25 minutes

Robert was the Co-Founder of Discus Dental, the company that created Zoom! Whitening. In 1993, Robert and Dr. Bill Dorfman banded together to create Discus Dental. Their goal was to provide innovative products and services to the Dental Profession and make dentistry ‘cool’ in the mind and eyes of consumers. They started with a $40,000 investment and ultimately developed Discus Dental into a $200 Million Company. In this Show Gary and Robert discuss; The idea behind Discus Dental, how they turned adversity into a strength, the 3 rules you must follow for a partnership to work, why ‘Culture’ must be the #1 priority for every Leader, lessons on entrepreneurship and the importance of giving back and the interview concludes with a discussion of what Robert is up to these days including his re-entry into the dental profession. There are so many positive things to take away from this interview!

Robert on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/robert.hayman.790

Website for Robert’s Real Estate Development Company:
www.haymanproperties.com

How Not to be Average

with Paolo Kalaw


Gary has made it his life’s work to study successful Dentists and in doing so he often looks outside of the dental profession to find role models of successful people in other settings. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Paolo Kalaw to discuss the topic of what makes the difference between average and great.

Running Time: 54:31 minutes

In this powerful interview, Gary and Paolo discuss;

  • Lessons from the YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Conference Paolo recently hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia,
  • the concept of learning to delegate, the groundbreaking work and research that Paolo did at MIT,
  • the keys to developing a high performance team,
  • the message in the book Simple Rules,
  • how to benefit from artificial intelligence,
  • the power of aggregating buying power for Dentists,
  • how to be better today than they were yesterday,
  • the power of choice as taught by Victor Frankl,
  • the concept of going to work because you want to not because you have to

Gary and Paolo also discuss the introduction of Gary’s new digital course tilted, ‘5 Keys to a Thriving Practice’. Paolo has committed his life to making a difference and it’s our hope that this interview inspires you to make a difference every day!

Paolo’s website: www.nimbyx.com

Connect with Paolo on LinkedIn

Link to the book, Simple Rules

Link to the book, Man’s Search for Meaning