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

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

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

Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation

with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid

Mastering case presentation is such an important topic in a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his long-time friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid on how to amplify your practice by mastering case presentation.

Running Time: 68:36 minutes

In this interview, Dee Dee, Mark and Gary discuss; how Mark and Dee Dee developed their passion for dentistry, the power of relationship-based treatment planning, how to guide patients to become interested in comprehensive care, the importance of non-judgmental communication and specific tips to make sure you are communicating without judgment, the power of agreements, how to help patients with values clarification, the concept of ‘simmering in the gap’, the importance of curiosity and the interview concludes with a cool discussion of the work that Mark and Dee Dee are doing to help Dentists and Team Members.

Mark and Dee Dee’s website
www.AmplifiedDynamics.com

Link to 4 minute ‘Amp Up My Practice Quiz’
www.amplifymypracticenow.com

Mark and Dee Dee’s email address:
AmpdUp@AmplifiedDynamics.com

 

The Secret to Becoming Passionate about Dentistry

with Dr. Lee Ann Brady


In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Lee Ann Brady back as a guest on the Show. Our long-time listeners might remember that Lee was the second guest on the Show back in 2012.

Running Time: 60:18 minutes

In this interview Gary and Lee discuss; Lee’s personal journey from hating dentistry to becoming absolutely passionate about the profession, how to develop a successful work/life balance, a recent CBS News Money Watch story that ultimately shares a very positive perspective on dentistry, the upcoming course hosted by the Pankey Institute titled ‘Making it All Work; A Special Retreat for Women in Dentistry’ and the cool things that Lee is doing with her Restorative Nation online community. Lee is a brilliant Mentor and a great example of a Dentist who embraces the concept of lifelong learning! 
 
Link to Thriving Dentist Show interview with Ricki Braswell; ‘Dentistry as the Greatest Profession’ 
 
Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com
 
Lee’s email address: lee@leeannbrady.com
 
Lee’s Restorative Nation website: www.RestorativeNation.com
 
Link to CBS News Money Watch Article; ‘Why Your Dentist Costs So Much’ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-your-dentist-costs-so-much/
Link to the Pankey Institute ‘Making it All Work; A Special Retreat for Women in Dentistry’ http://www.pankey.org/event/making-work-special-retreat-women-dentistry/

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

Creating a Dental Practice Everyone Talks About

with Fred Joyal

The fast track for Dentists to stay competitive in an online world where patients seek and share information faster than ever is to become remarkable! Fred Joyal’s new book is titled just that; Becoming Remarkable: Creating a Dental Practice Everyone Talks About.

 

Running Time: 61:00 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Fred on just what it means to be remarkable. Gary and Fred have been amazing friends for over 30 years and this interview is filled with tips you can use NOW to develop a Thriving practice. Gary and Fred discuss; the new world order of the dental profession, the tectonic shifts disrupting dentistry that all Dentists must recognize and how to respond to these shifts, what you need to know about the changing dental patient and they finish with an inspiring discussion of scarcity versus abundance and how to create an upward spiral of unbridled success! You will absolutely LOVE this interview!

Consider this an invitation to connect with Fred on Social Media:

Fred on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fredjoyal
Fred on Twitter: twitter.com/fredjoyal

To order Fred’s book; Becoming Remarkable

In the Promo code, enter: TAKACS to receive the book for $10 including shipping! Be sure and type TAKACS in all caps!