Specific Strategies One Dentist is Using to Thrive in 2016

with Dr. Louis Kaufman

One of the reasons that Gary produces this Thriving Dentist Show is to share the cool things that Dentists are doing to thrive today. In this Show Gary brings back a returning guest, Dr. Lou Kaufman from Chicago to share the things that are working for him in 2016.


Running Time: 58:54 minutes

In this information-filled interview Gary and Lou discuss; How Lou is using Nucalm in his practice to help patients relax and reduce the stress of a dental visit, the four elements of the science behind Nucalm, how Lou is staying competitive and independent in a very saturated market, the importance of planting esthetic seeds for patients and how Lou successfully approaches comprehensive treatment planning without overwhelming patients. You will LOVE Lou’s ‘real world’ approach to practice success!

Link to previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Lou
‘Minimally Prepped Veneers, CBCT and other Practice Building Strategies’

Lou’s email address: loukauf@gmail.com

Nucalm website: www.nucalm.com

How I Became a Top 1% Invisalign Provider

with Dr. David Eshom

Adult orthodontics is an excellent way to grow your general dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Eshom on how he became a Top 1% Invisalign provider.



Running Time: 51:58 minutes

Gary and Dave discuss; Why adult orthodontics is important in today’s general practice, how David became so successful with Invisalign, how he markets invisalign internally to his existing patients and externally to his community, verbal skills to present adult orthodontics to patients, the team’s role in building the adult orthodontic component of the practice and how to get started with adult orthodontics. This is a very inspiring interview with many take-away points you can immediately apply!

Earlier Thriving Dentist Show Interview with David; ‘Digital Photos for Patient Education

David’s website: www.eshomdds.com/professional

David’s email address: dr.e@eshomdds.com


Tips to Increasing Production on Tomorrow’s Schedule

with Heidi Mount

Keeping your schedule full and productive is one of the most important tasks in your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Heidi Mount.




Running Time: 52:16 minutes

She has over 25 years of experience in the dental profession and is passionate about helping Dentists create a schedule that is both full and productive. In this interview, Gary and Heidi discuss; Some great tips to help patients accept your treatment plans, specific strategies to increase production on tomorrow’s schedule, marketing tips to get more new patients and strategies to keep them, how to avoid re-judging your patients and some great verbal skills to use to guide your patients to accept ideal care! You’ll love Heidi’s experience and passion.

Heidi’s website: www.coachingdentist.com

Heidi’s email address: heidi@coachingdentist.com

How to Get Patients in the Door and Keep Them There

with Mike Buckner

Many dental offices today struggle with patient retention. This often is reflected in very weak hygiene departments with a low % of patients involved in regular re-care. Gary often states that a strong hygiene department leads to a strong practice! To help you master patient retention Gary interviews his friend Mike Buckner.

Running Time: 54:04 minutes

In this interview Gary and Mike discuss; the three ways you can grow your practice, how technology help you communicate more efficiently with your patients, the history of email and text communication with patients and state-of-the-art systems available today, why Healthgrades needs to be a review site on your radar screen, a brilliant strategy to fill last minute open appointments and how you can use data mining to fill your schedule. You will Love Mike’s knowledge and his passion for helping Dentists Thrive!

Mike’s website: www.solutionreach.com

Mike’s email address: mikeb@solutionreach.com

4 Brilliant Strategies for Practice Growth in 2016

with Dr. Tarun Agarwal

This is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans and set goals for the coming year. We are devoted to helping make 2016 your best year yet and to that end, this Thriving Dentist Show is an awesome interview with Dr. Tarun Agarwal on four specific strategies to grow your practice without adding any additional new patients.

Running Time: 64:07 minutes

In this interview Gary and Tarun discuss; Why raising fees is not a viable option for practice growth for most Dentists, why seeing more patients is a flawed growth strategy, how to become a true General Dentist rather than just a Restorative Dentist by adding the following services; Dental Implants, Adult Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea and Medical Billing. Tarun discusses how adding these services will allow you to grow your practice, better serve your existing patients and create more professional satisfaction! You will enjoy Tarun’s ‘real world’ advice and his passion for helping his colleagues.

Link to previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Dr. Tarun Agarwal;
‘Dentistry Can be Anything You Want it to Be’

Tarun’s website: 3D-Dentists.com

Tarun’s email address: dra@3D-Dentists.com

Tarun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks

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!

How the AACD can Help You Thrive

with Michael DiFrisco

You may know that Gary has been a fan of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for many years now.





Running Time: 62:19 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Michael DiFrisco. Michael is the Chief Marketing Officer of the AACD and an authority on Brand Marketing. In this interview Gary and Michael discuss; What makes the AACD unique as an organization, how they are staying relevant in changing and competitive times, why the Annual AACD Scientific Session has a well-deserved reputation as one of the year’s most dynamic CE meetings, specific content for the 2016 AACD Conference in Toronto, the Give-Back-A-Smile Program and how Dentists can get involved and we finish with 6 specific tips you can use to create a competitive advantage in your practice. This interview is packed with useful information and you will love Michael’s perspective!

AACD website: www.aacd.com

2016 AACD Conference in Toronto: www.aacdconference.com

Give Back A Smile Program: www.givebackasmile.com

Michael’s email address: michaeld@aacd.com

Tips to Fuel your Career

with Dr. Nilesh Parmar

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary believes that Dentistry truly does ROCK! One of the many reasons that Gary believes this is because of the remarkable people in the dental profession.



Running Time: 56:59 minutes

This Thriving Dentist Show will introduce you to Dr. Nilesh Parmar, a truly amazing young Dentist from London. In this interview, Gary and Nilesh discuss; why he became a Dentist and the wonderful influence of his father, the advanced post-graduate education that has been so important to Nilesh, tips for building a new office, the challenges that Dentists are facing at the moment and the super cool things that Nilesh is doing to give back to his community. You’ll love to hear about you can combine fast cars, racetracks and charity in one brilliant project!

Nilesh’s website: www.drnileshparmar.com

Nilesh on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nilesh.r.parmar

Nilesh on Twitter: twitter.com/NileshRParmar

A KPI to Measure Case Acceptance

with Weston Lunsford

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary loves KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). The numbers never lie and KPI’s are critical for you to truly understand the performance of your practice.



Running Time: 52:19 minutes

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Weston Lunsford and discovered that he and Weston share a passion for KPI’s. In this interview Gary and Weston discuss why Dentists need to understand how to measure case acceptance, why your case acceptance KPI is one of the most important metrics to understand in your practice, how to effectively measure case acceptance today and they discuss a really cool tool that Weston and his Team has developed called your ‘Case Effectiveness Score’. You will love how this information helps you better understand the performance of your practice!

Weston’s website: www.dentalintel.com

Weston’e email address: weston@dentalintel.com

The Ultimate Patient Experience and Your Dream Practice

with Dr. David Moffet

The Thriving Dentist Show is going Down Under with our first guest from Australia! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Moffet and he has an awesome story to tell about how he developed his ideal practice in Australia.



Running Time: 59:32 minutes

In this interview Gary and David discuss; how David was able to successfully sell his practice for a very attractive sum, how he continued to work in the practice after his sale, why he developed the Ultimate New Patient Experience and why this is so important, his book titled, How to Build the Practice Of Your Dreams (Without Killing Yourself) in Less Than 60 Days and how Dentists can take control and create their own financial destiny. We were thrilled to have David on the Thriving Dentist Show and you will LOVE this interview!

David’s Blog Site: www.UltimatePatientExperience.com

David’s Free Report: www.UltimateDentalReport.com

David’s Book: www.BuildingYourDreamPractice.com

David’s Email Address: David@theupe.com