Can You Hear Me Now? The Issue of Hearing Loss in the Dental Profession

with Dr. Sean Tomalty

The issue of hearing loss in the dental profession is a important topic.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Sean Tomalty as a Guest to discuss the incidence and causes of hearing loss among Dentists and Team Members and what can be done to reduce the risk.

Running time: 57:10

In this interview Gary and Sean discuss;

  • Sean’s observation of hearing loss with his Dentist Father and with the hearing loss among his Dad’s colleagues,
  • the specific causes of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the dental profession including the damaging decibel levels coming from high-speed handpieces and ultrasonic scalers,
  • how Sean experimented with foam earplugs in dental school and the the challenges of this solution,
  • his motivation for coming up with a better solution in the form of Denplugs,
  • the importance of the acoustic filters in the Denplugs design,
  • how Denplugs work via design and technology to protect your hearing yet still enable you to hear normal patient communication,
  • how Dentists, Team Members and Patients can benefit from Denplugs and how this can be used as a practice-builder.

Hearing loss is one of the hidden occupational hazards in the dental profession and it is very cool that the topic is being addressed by creative and passionate people like Sean! You’ll enjoy this interview.

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

Sean’s website: www.denplugs.com

Introducing Dentistry.com; A Noble Project to Get More People to Visit the Dentist!

with Brian McCarthy

Getting patients to visit the Dentist is a topic that Gary is passionate about! The truth is, despite all the amazing advances in dentistry, we are not doing so great on getting more people to visit the Dentist. The ADA has been tracking this data for almost 60 years now and the sad reality is that less than 50% of the population visited the Dentist in 1960 and the same is true today! Gary invited his friend Brian McCarthy to discuss an amazing project that has the very noble goal of getting more people to visit the Dentist.

Running time: 61:15

In this Show, Gary and Brian discuss;

  • The motivation behind the dentistry.com project, compelling research that demonstrated the need for an all-in-one consumer platform like dentistry.com,
  • the 4 most common reasons why patients do not visit the Dentist,
  • the MTP (Massive Transformative Purpose) of dentistry.com which is all about transforming lives through dental care,
  • what Brian has learned about consumer behavior after spending more than $500 Million to get patients to visit the Dentist,
  • how you can ‘claim your practice’ on dentistry.com and why you should do so
  • and the interview concludes with a fun discussion of products and services that will be coming from dentistry.com that will help Dentists prepare the the next wave of dentistry.

You will thoroughly enjoy Brian’s passion for making a difference by getting more patients to visit the Dentist.

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Beady

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

Restorative Nation website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Brian’s website:
http://www.dentistry.com

Link to ‘Claim your Practice’ on dentistry.com:
https://portal.dentistry.com/cyp/sign-in

How Dr. Anissa Holmes Built a World-Class Practice in Jamaica with Facebook Marketing

Dr. Anissa Holmes has developed and grown the premier dental practice in Jamaica via digital marketing and specifically through the strategic use of Facebook Marketing.

Running time: 66:32

In this information-packed interview Gary and Anissa discuss;

  • Exactly how Anissa gets over 50 new patients each month via Facebook Marketing with less than a $500 month budget,
  • how to craft your practice brand by sharing your practice story,
  • the three specific components of Anissa’s Brand,
  • everything you need to know about marketing funnels,
  • why you should absolutely use email retargeting in your digital marketing
  • and how to incorporate charitable care as part of your brand.

We also discuss Anissa’s 2019 Delivering WOW Summit to be held March 21-23 in Montego Bay, Jamaica where Gary will be a Featured Speaker. Anissa also kindly offers a FREE copy of her book; Delivering WOW; How Dentists can Build a Fascinating Brand and Achieve More While working Less to listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show podcast!

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

Link to Anissa’s Facebook Dental Marketing and Profits Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/deliveringwow/

Link to the 2019 Delivering WOW Summit in Montego Bay, Jamaica March 21-23, 2019 www.DeliveringWOWSummit.com

Link to receive a FREE copy of Anissa’s Book;
Delivering WOW: How Dentists can Build a Fascinating Brand and Achieve More While Working Less
DeliveringWowBook.com

Four Perspectives on the Future of Private Practice Dentistry

with Debra Englehardt-Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne

Gary had an opportunity to interview three of his dear friends as a live interview on the Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise. This is a fun and enlightening interview with Debra Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne.

  Running time: 56:48

The collective experience of this group (151 years!) is amazing and there are SO many great tips shared in this interview. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary, Debra, Ross and Roy discuss; Each person’s perspective on the future of Private Practice Dentistry, how to overcome setbacks in practice and in life, responsibility, the importance of investing in yourself and your practice, why the growth of corporate dentistry is good for private practice, the chairside attributes of being affable and humble, why the ‘middle market’ in dentistry is a dangerous place to be, practical tips to strengthen your practice TODAY, why taking more time with your new patients is a key to greater success, the power of Passion in your practice, Gratitude as a practice-builder, and we finish the interview with a conversation round of sharing meaningful information with our listeners. You are in for a real treat listening to the wisdom, passion and insights shared in this interview!

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

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

Restorative Nation website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Links for Retraction Paste
https://restorativenation.com/top-eight/

Link to Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Link to The Nash Institute:
http://www.thenashinstitute.com

How to Embrace a Culture of Celebration in your Dental Practice!

with Theresa Narantic - Episode 308

Let’s face it, as much as we all love the dental profession the truth is many people do not look at a visit to the Dentist as one of their favorite things!

Running Time: 57:11 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Theresa Narantic to share some information that will help present a more favorable image of dentistry in the eyes and mind of the public. In this Show, Gary and Theresa discuss; Why it is so important to celebrate in your dental practice and how building a culture of celebration contributes to a thriving practice, why we all need to eliminate the word ‘can’t’ from our vocabulary, how embracing a can do perspective in your practice can make a massive difference, how celebrating in the dental practice can help your team members learn to love their work, how celebration in your dental practice can help you develop deeper connections to your community and throughout the interview Theresa shares some great examples of how you can embrace celebrations throughout the year in your dental practice including some unexpected dates and examples that are worthy of celebration. Patients love a dental practice that embraces celebration, joy, appreciation and gratitude!

Theresa’s website:
http://www.speaker.dental

Link to Gary and Travis Frederickson’s Disney to Dentistry courses: https://c4practiceservices.mykajabi.com/p/from-disney-to-dentistry

Dentistry from the Perspective of a Girl Boss

with Julia Yelevich

The term Girl Boss was coined by Sophia Amoruso, the Founder and CEO of the Nasty Gal Fashion Empire. Her book is titled #GirlBoss. Sophia’s definition of a Girl Boss is someone who has big dreams and is wiling to work hard.

Running Time: 60:58 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Julia Yelevich. Julia has an extensive background on Wall Street and she has applied what she learned on Wall Street to the dental profession. Julia was just voted one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2017 by Dental Products Report and she certainly fits the definition of Girl Boss as someone who has big dreams and is willing to work hard in the dental profession! In this Show, Gary and Julia discuss; how Julia came to discover the dental profession, Wall Street concepts Julia has adapted to dentistry, some effective ‘growth hacks’ Julia has used in her practice, how she has created a unique customer journey that provides a powerful point of differentiation, Lean 6 Sigma efficiency concepts adapted to dentistry, how to avoid being perceived as a commodity and the interview concludes with a discussion of pricing concepts and how your fees relate to Market Positioning. You will enjoy Julia’s experience in business and how she has successfully applied her business experience in dentistry and you will truly appreciate the energy and excitement that Julia brings to our profession.

Julia’s website:
naturaldentistrycenter.com

 

Pathways to Creating Positive Change in Your Practice

with Mary Osborne

Creating change in your practice is a subject that every one of our listeners will face at different times in your career. To help you create positive change in your practice Gary invited his friend Mary Obsorne on the Thriving Dentist Show.

Running Time: 57:36 minutes

In this Show Gary and Mary discuss; How to create positive change with your patients and help them take a greater interest in ideal care, a wonderful story about how to get ‘in synch’ with your patients, why slowing down can be a solution to becoming significantly more productive, the power of ‘staying in the question’ with your patients, some great questions to ask your patients and how these questions will provide you with insights on your patients, the important distinction between cooperation and collaboration and the interview concludes with a powerful conversation about tips to help your team members embrace change in your practice. Mary is an incredible resource and you will truly appreciate her genuine desire to help you better serve your patients!

Mary’s website:
http://www.maryosborne.com

Link to the upcoming workshop titled:
‘Step by Step: Practical Strategies to help you get the Most out of your Practice’
with Mary Osborne and Lee Ann Brady DDS
http://www.maryosborne.com/workshops/step-by-step/

How I Became a Practice Owner and Lessons Learned Along the Way

with Ryan Lepore DMD

The ultimate career goal for many Dentists it to become a practice owner. However, there are many younger Dentists who feel that practice ownership may be out of reach given their student loan debt and concerns about managing a practice. As inspiration, Gary wanted to bring a young Dentist on the Thriving Dentist Show who has successfully navigated the path to practice ownership early in his career.

Running Time: 63:01 minutes

In this Show, Gary and Ryan Lepore discuss how Ryan became a practice owner.

They discuss: what motivated Ryan to become a Dentist, Ryan’s experiences as an Associate Dentist in both a Corporate setting and Private Practice environment, tips on how to improve clinical speed, efficiency and diagnostic skills, how Ryan ultimately found the right practice to purchase, the lessons that Ryan has learned in his first year of practice ownership and the interview concludes with Ryan sharing some great CE resources that have been very helpful for Ryan. You will enjoy Ryan’s story and his genuine desire to help his colleagues!

Ryan’s email address:
ryanleporedmd@gmail.com

 

How I Successfully Opened a Practice From Scratch in Southern California

with Lincoln Parker DMD

Conventional wisdom says that you cannot open a dental practice from scratch in a hyper-competetive market like Southern California.

Well, don’t tell that to Dr. Lincoln Parker because he successfully opened a practice from scratch soon out of dental school in the Tustin Ranch area or Orange County, California! Not only did Lincoln open this practice from scratch but he has done so with minimal insurance participation.

Running Time: 54:56 minutes

In this inspiring interview, Gary talks with Lincoln about how he was able to open the practice of his dreams in precisely the area where he wanted to work and live. In this Show, Gary and Lincoln discuss; what inspired Lincoln to buck conventional wisdom and follow his dream, how he overcame the challenges of getting his bank loan, some of the most important lessons Lincoln has learned throughout this process, tips for other Dentists opening a practice from scratch, how Lincoln was able to reduce his insurance dependency, the importance of a strong team and some of the Mentors that have influenced Lincoln. You will love Lincoln’s can-do perspective and his passion for the dental profession!

Lincoln’s practice website:
drlincolnparker.com

Lincoln’s email address:
lincoln@drlincolnparker.com

Digital Gateway: Solutions for Success in 2017 and Beyond

with Dr. Mark Morin

The Dental Profession is experiencing radical changes as a result of a variety of market forces. Sadly, the profession is dividing into those who are struggling and those who are Thriving!

Running Time: 58:12 minutes

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Mark Morin on how to thrive in these changing times. Gary and Mark discuss; Specific factors impacting the dental profession today and how to successfully navigate these changes, how Mark has been able to thrive in an area of the country (Detroit) that has been devastated economically, the specific technology that Mark feels is a ‘Must Have’ today, the biggest mistakes that Dentists make with technology, how to use technology to grow your practice, how to calculate ROI on technology, why you need to know about Section 199 in the tax code and the specific technology Mark suggests you start with if you are a new Dentist and the technology Mark recommends if you are an experienced Dentist.

Mark’s website:
www.drmarkmorin.com

Mark’s email address:
drmorin@earthlink.net