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

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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

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