Breakthrough New Technology for your Office Phone System

with Brandon Rodman

You have likely heard Gary say that it is his opinion that the telephone is the single most important piece of equipment in the dental office. The reason for this is that the phone is the conduit through which most patients flow into your office.

Running time: 63:13

Frankly, telephone technology has not changed much over the last 30 years…..Until now! To discuss some breakthrough new telephone technology, Gary invited his friend Brandon Rodman as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this Show, Gary and Brandon discuss; Some good reasons why patient retention may be more important that getting more new patients, latest advances in office phone technology, how this technology provides the needed information in a timely manner, how text messaging is changing the way we interact with our patients, trends in communication in the dental profession and how technology can best be used to create a remarkable patient experience.

Information about Gary digital Course:
‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’
http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

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 on how Lee uses Elmer’s Glue:
https://leeannbrady.com/restorative-dentistry/the-patients-crown-or-temp-is-out-after-hours

Brandon’s website:
http://www.getweave.com

Link for a Free Demo of Weave:
http://bit.ly/2ws22Tf

Information about Gary digital Course:
‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’
http://ThrivingDentist.com/free

Compare Your Practice to 2,000 Practices in 4 Specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

with Weston Lunsford - Episode 300

It is absolutely critical to measure performance in your dental practice. However, your practice management software only tells you ‘what happened’ as opposed to ‘what’s happening’.

Running Time: 64:42 minutes

To help you better understand what is happening in your dental practice, Gary invited his friend Weston Lunsford on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss 4 specific metrics that will propel your practice to new levels of performance! In this Show, Gary and Weston discuss the concept of ‘things that are measured, improve’ and then focus on 4 very specific metrics that you MUST measure to achieve your full potential. These 4 metrics are:

Hygiene Patient Reappointment %

Dentist Production per Patient

Treatment Acceptance %

Unscheduled Active Patients

Weston then provides you with benchmark information from 2,000 practices showing you the average, top 10% and bottom 10% of each metric in this 2,000 practice database. This benchmark information allows you to see how your practice performs compared to these 2,000 practices! You will LOVE Weston’s passion for measuring KPI’s and his equal passion for helping Dentists better serve their patients.

Weston’s website:
dentalintel.com

To receive a Free ($1,000 value) Practice Snapshot showing you precisely how your practice is performing with information unavailable from your practice management software:
dentalintel.com/takacs

Thriving Dentist Show podcasts on how to improve your case acceptance:

‘Guiding More Patients to Want Ideal Care’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady – Click here

‘Mastering the Emotions of Case Acceptance’ with Dr. Bob Frazer – Click here

‘Pathways to Creating Positive Change in Your Practice’ with Mary Osborne – Click here

‘The Question to ask Every Patient at each Consultation to Increase Opportunities’ with Ashley Latter – Click here

‘Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation’ with Dr. Mark Montgomery & Dee Dee Reid – Click here

‘Unleashing the Power of DISC Personality Styles in Your Practice’ with Chris Locurto – Click here

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

The Story Behind the Numbers

with Vicki McManus and Patti Sooy

You likely know that Gary is a big fan of data! You have likely heard him say that “the numbers never lie”. However, there is often a story behind the numbers and this Thriving Dentist Show interview is all about how to interpret the data to understand what it means and what changes you need to make to achieve the results you desire.

 

Running Time: 55:07 minutes

In this Show, Gary interviews two long-time friends, Vicki McManus and Patti Sooy. Vicki is the co-founder of the Productive Dentist Academy and Patti is their Director of Coaching. Vicki and Patti ‘get’ the numbers! In this interview Gary, Vicki and Patti discuss; why data is so important in a thriving practice, how data can align best practices, how to interpret the data to learn the story behind the numbers, how the data can point to the need to strengthen Leadership, Vision and Agreements in your practice and how you can use data to create a practice that could be considered an ‘Investment Grade Business’. Lots of take-away information in this interview!

Productive Dentist Academy website: www.productivedentist.com

Reach Vicki and Patti by email: info@productivedentist.com

Phone number for Productive Dentist Academy: 800-757-6077

Data: The Path from Survival to Success to Significance

with Kerry Straine and Weston Lunsford

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you have heard Gary say that “Data Never Lies”! In this Show, Gary interviews two awesome resources in Kerry Straine and Weston Lunsford. They absolutely share Gary’s passion for data.

 

 

Running Time: 62:46 minutes

In this interview, Gary, Weston and Kerry discuss; why Dentists must understand the data in their practice to make informed management decisions, how to interpret the data they discover, why understanding key KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) is your key to thriving in these changing times, the Y.O.U. acronym for practice success, a simple profitability formula and why data must be combined with Vision, Leadership and Culture to achieve your full practice potential. You will LOVE this inspiring discussion and you will also LOVE the passion that Gary, Weston and Kerry have for data!

Weston’s website: www.dentalintel.com

Weston’s email address: weston@dentalintel.com

Kerry’s website: www.straine.com

Kerry’s email address: stephanie@straine.com

 

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

What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Their Hygiene Team

with Heidi Arndt RDH

Dental PodcastThe hygiene department is the backbone of a thriving dental practice. The success of your hygiene department is directly related to the success of your practice.

 

 

 

Running Time: 52 :53 min

We are very fortunate to have Heidi Arndt RDH as a special guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. She is a recognized authority on the high performance hygiene team and passionate about helping Dentists develop their hygiene departments to full potential. In this interview, Gary and Heidi discuss the metrics you should expect from your hygiene department, the opportunities for growth in hygiene, the necessary steps for getting your hygiene team re-energized and re-focused, and specific things you can do today to grow your hygiene revenue. This interview is a must-listen for the entire team!

Heidi’s website:                               www.enhancedhygiene.com

Heidi’s email:                                  heidi@enhancedhygiene.com

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The Most Important KPI’s in a Dental Practice

with Rob Bay

TDS Logo 600X600Gary uses the concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to help his clients better understand what is actually happening in their practice. I have often heard Gary say, “the data never lies’ and he is absolutely right. You may have the perception that a particular area of your practice is doing very well, but when you actually produce the hard data you discover that there is considerable room for improvement.

Running Time 37:23

On this show we are very fortunate to have an expert in the area of Key Performance Indicators for Dentists as a special guest. Mr. Rob Bay is a Principal in the Tax, Accounting and Financially Advisory firm called ProCore located in Provo, UT. If you are concerned about this show being…shall we say…boring…Not to worry! Rob shares Gary’s passion for helping Dentists develop a practice that is as profitable and enjoyable as possible. ProCore takes a proactive approach with their clients, where they help Dentists develop a strategy to produce the desired result rather than simply reporting what happened.

Contact Rob Bay:
rob@procorecpa.com
Phone: 855-PROCORE

Green Dental Conference:

We are thrilled to announce the first Green Dental Conference sponsored by the Eco-Dentistry Association May 3-4, 2013 in Sundance, Utah. Gary will be one of the featured speakers along with a host of other outstanding speakers.

Visit www.ecodentistry.org for more info.

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