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/

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

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

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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

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

Strategies to Take Action on What you Learn

with Dr. Mark Costes


Dr. Mark Costes is an amazing resource for Dentists. Gary had the privilege of interviewing Mark at the recent Voices of Dentistry Conference in Nashville. Mark is a fellow podcaster (Dentalpreneur), owner of eight dental practices, a coach and consultant to Dentists and the founder of the Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting.

Running Time: 40:41 minutes

In this Show, Gary and Mark discuss; tips to help Dentists take action on what they learn, Mark’s list of fantastic four books that will serve as a guides to help you implement what you learn, the blessing and the curse of being a perfectionist, how to develop a systems-driven practice, the power of abundance thinking, why persistence is a powerful trait and how to know when you are ready to expand to more than one practice. Mark is truly an incredible resource and you will enjoy his spirit of sharing his knowledge and experience with his colleagues.

Marks’ Fantastic Four Books to help you take action on what you are learning:

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

The Four Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey https://www.amazon.com/Disciplines-Execution-Achieving-Wildly-Important/dp/145162705X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486335466&sr=1-1&keywords=the+four+disciplines+of+execution

Link to Mark’s Dentalpreneur Podcast
Link to receive a Free copy of Mark’s Book: Pillars of Dental Success
Mark’s website

Mark’s email address: info@truedentalsuccess.com

Tips to Grow Your Practice Without Adding More New Patients

with Weston Lunsford

Nearly every dental practice could benefit from strategic growth. To do so, most Dentists are focused on adding more new patients. While more new patients are indeed important, perhaps even more important is nurturing the existing patients that you already have!

Running Time: 63:32 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Weston Lunsford, Founder and CEO of Dental Intel shares his insights on how to grow your practice significantly without adding more new patients. In this interview Gary & Weston discuss; Three critical metrics that will drive your practice growth, the importance of data visualization metrics, why information without implementation is worthless, insights from the data that Weston gathered from over 1,000 dental practices (you will be absolutely astounded by this data!), why it’s so important to ‘close your back door’ and a case study of how one Dentist used this information to increase his Net Income by a multiple of 5 to achieve the income that he was really worth. You will develop a newfound interest in practice data after listening to this episode.

Link to the replay of the webinar titled:
‘Double Your Practice Without Adding More New Patients’

Link to the Free Practice Snapshot for first 50 Dentists who respond.

Weston’s website

Weston’s email address: weston@dentalintel.com

Dentistry as the Greatest Profession

with Ricki Braswell CEO Pankey Institute

Ricki Braswell

The Pankey Institute has been an incredible resource for the Dental Profession for many years. For more than four decades the Pankey Institute has provided advanced dental education to help dental professionals develop their clinical, behavioral and financial skills.

Running Time: 70:11 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews Ricki Braswell, the President and CEO of the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation, most commonly referred to as the Pankey Insitute on why dentistry is the Greatest Profession. Gary and Ricki discuss; why dentistry must be patient-focused, what distracts Dentists from focusing on the patient, why the relationship-based, patient-centered, comprehensive care model of practice is so effective and tips to achieve this model, what makes the Pankey Institute unique, why so many leaders in the dental profession have their roots at the Pankey Insitute, why it’s important to achieve a work/life balance and the upcoming Pankey Europe Conference. You will really enjoy Ricki’s passion for the dental profession!

Pankey Institute Website: www.pankey.org

Ricki’s email address: rbraswell@pankey.org

Link to the book:
A Philosophy of the Practice of Dentistry by Dr. L.D. Pankey & Dr. William J. Davis

Link to the book:
Tough Questions Great Answers by Robin Wright

Link to the Pankey Institute Europe Conference in
Oxford, England
February 2-4, 2017
www.pankeyeurope.org

How to Develop a Relationship-Driven Practice & Discover Joy in Dentistry

with Dr. Paul Henny

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you likely know that Gary is a big advocate of a relationship-driven practice. Recently, Dr. Paul Henny visited Gary at LifeSmiles to brainstorm about the relationship-driven practice model and how to adapt these concepts to 2016 and beyond.

Running Time: 65:24 minutes

In this interview Paul and Gary discuss; Why the relationship-driven model is a pathway to joy and satisfaction for Dentists, the importance of developing a practice culture, elements of the LifeSmiles practice culture, what Leadership looks like in a relationship-driven practice, the concept of ‘Seek first to understand before trying to be understood’, why these concepts are more important than ever today given the changes in the dental profession and the interview concludes with a cool discussion about the community that Paul has created on Facebook (Bob Barkley Study Club) to share the concepts of the relationship-driven practice model. You’ll enjoy this interview and Paul’s passion for this style of practice.

Earlier interview with Paul: ‘Dr. Bob Barkley and Why He Matters More Than Ever Today’

Link to The Bob Barkley Study Club on Facebook (Public Group)

Paul’s email address: paul@paulhennydds.com