Best Strategies for Paying Off Your Dental School Loans as Soon as Possible

with Mark Johnson

The cost of a dental school education has risen rapidly and Dentists are graduating with very high levels of student loan debt. To help Dentists develop a successful plan to retire student loans as soon as possible, Gary invited his friend Mark Johnson to be a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show.

Running time: 53:59

In this interview Gary and Mark discuss;

  • the best time to start planning for repaying student loan debt,
  • the most important elements to consider in your loan repayment strategy,
  • everything you need to know about income based repayment plans,
  • the four variations of income based repayment plans,
  • why the time between your dental school graduation and your first day of work as a Dentist is such a critical time,
  • when you could benefit from refinancing student loan debt through a private lender versus keeping your loans in a Federal program,
  • why lowering your interest rate is not the only consideration when refinancing your student loans with a private lender,
  • biggest mistakes Dentists make in loan repayment planning and how to avoid these mistakes,
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs
  • and many other tips that will help you pay off your student loans quickly!

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

Mark’s website: www.StudentLoansRx.com

Connect with Mark on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/studentloansrx/

How I Attracted 1,000+ New Patients in Less Than 3 Years Using Instagram

with Dr. Brian Baliwas

There are a number of young Dentists who are really doing some very cool things to advance the dental dental profession. This Thriving Dentist Show interview is with one of those progressive, young Dentists. His name is Dr. Brian Baliwas and he practices in San Francisco.

Running time: 57:56

In this Show Gary and Brian discuss;

  • Brian’s story of his unremarkable college experience (2.7GPA) and how he overcame this to get accepted into dental school,
  • why Brian has chosen to practice in an insurance free model,
  • the simple math that Brian used to decide not to participate with PPO Plans,
  • how Brian is out of network with PPO Plans yet remains insurance-friendly to his patients,
  • how he is able to succeed in a highly competitive area without the influence of insurance,
  • how Brian talks with his patients about dental insurance,
  • his simple yet profound approach of doing good dentistry and treating people right,
  • how Brian used a powerful social media plan to attract 1,000+ new patients in less than three years,
  • why Instagram is Brian’s preferred social media channel and how he has attracted almost 25,000 Instagram followers,
  • why Brian was one of the co-founders of the Dental Influencers Alliance (DIA),
  • a summary of the DIA 2018 Conference and plans for future DIA Conferences.

Throughout the interview you will be inspired by Brian’s enthusiasm and passion for helping his patients enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

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

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

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Link to Brian’s Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/sfdentalnerd/

Link to Dental Influencers Alliance Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/influencedentistry/

Website for Dental Influencers Alliance:
http://www.influencedentistry.com

Health and Wellness Hacks to Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Maintaining good health is very important if you are going to achieve your full potential as a dental professional.

To begin our 8th year of publishing the Thriving Dentist Show, we decided to feature Dr. Uche Odiatu on Health and Wellness Hacks to make 2019 your healthiest year yet! The health and wellness hacks that Uche shares are perfect for busy professionals.

Running time: 62:44

In this Show, Gary and Uche discuss;

  • A very simple way to combine stretching with an activity you already do every day,
  • Uche’s motto—flexible body—flexible mind—flexible life!,
  • how 10 minutes of very specific exercise can provide you the equivalent value of long form cardio training,
  • the latest science on maintaining healthy gut flora,
  • how to eat healthy for road warriors,
  • current sleep science on the importance of getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night,
  • the power of proper hydration,
  • food as medicine,
  • how proper breathing can radically reduce your stress,
  • social support for your 2019 health goals
  • and how to make your new habits stick throughout the year.

Here’s to using this information to make 2019 your healthiest year yet!

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

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Uche’s website:
http://www.DrUche.com

Connect with Uche on:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UcheOdiatu

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/fitspeakers/

Training and Investing in Developing your Team

with Laura Hatch

A high performance team is a requirement if you are going to develop a world-class dental practice.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Laura Hatch as a guest to discuss the latest trends on training and investing in developing your team.

Running time: 60:10

In this Show Gary and Laura discuss;

  • Laura’s experience with creating two start-up dental practices,
  • the 3 ‘A’s that patients will use to evaluate their experience in your office,
  • Laura’s best-selling book; Step Away from the Drill,
  • tips to providing excellent customer service,
  • digital technology that makes training and investing in developing your team a cost-effective option that produces excellent results,
  • Laura’s motivation to creating her Front Office Rocks training resource,
  • why she partnered with Dental Intel
  • and how real-time data is SO very important
  • and throughout the interview Laura shares her passion for training dental team members!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

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

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

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Laura’s website (Front Office Rocks):
http://www.frontofficerocks.com

Link to ‘Your Guide to Excellent Customer Service’ (FREE):
https://tools.frontofficerocks.com/download-your-guide-to-excellent-customer-service

Amazon Link to Laura’s Book: Step Away from the Drill:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Step+away+from+the+Drill+Laura+Hatch

Link to receive a Free ($1,500 Value) Practice Analysis for Dental Intel:
http://get.dentalintel.com/gary/

Lessons from Competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships

with Dr. Brett Kessler

Gary enjoys taking things he learns outside the dental profession and then adapting and applying these concepts to dentistry.

Running time: 62:39

This interview with his friend Dr. Brett Kessler is a very good example of this concept. Recently, Brett competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii! This was the 40th Anniversary competition of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships and Brett did extremely well. The Ironman Triathlon starts with a 2.4 mile open water swim, followed by a 112 mile bike race, followed by a full 26.2 mile marathon!

In this interview Gary and Brett discuss; Brett’s experience with substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) and recovery, the recent celebration of Brett’s 20 years of sobriety on October 21, 2018, Brett’s message and example of life after recovery, his true reason and driving force for competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships, the five important lessons Brett learned in training for and successfully competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships, which are;

1) The importance of mindset; whatever you believe is true,
2) Bad days happen; everything is an opportunity to learn,
3) Discipline is so very important,
4) The things you focus on will improve and grow,
5) How to use visualization to achieve your goals,

The interview concludes with a discussion of what’s next for Brett including more involvement with organized dentistry. You will enjoy Brett’s story of this incredible athletic challenge and how the things he learned can be applied to dentistry!

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

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:
http://www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Link to previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Dr. Brett Kessler (Avoiding the Risks of Substance Abuse with Dr. Brett Kessler):
http://bit.ly/2dWvNPc

Link to Thriving Dentist Show interview with Dr. Bob Frazer (The Power of Applied Strategic Planning with Dr. Bob Frazer):
http://bit.ly/1HWZ60g

Link to Brett’s Blog post about his Ironman experience:
https://bikodds.blogspot.com

A Fee-For-Service Success Story

with Dr. Drew Byrnes

You are likely aware that Gary is passionate about helping Dentists reduce their insurance dependence!

In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary invited his friend Dr. Drew Byrnes as a Guest to discuss his fee-for-service journey.

Running time: 64:12

In this Show, Gary and Drew discuss;

  • Drew’s decision and pathway to own a fee-for-service practice,
  • why buying a fee-for-service practice can be a great decision,
  • the possible risks of buying a fee-for-service practice,
  • the benefits of a fee-for-service practice,
  • why Drew is so committed to helping other Dentists reduce their insurance dependence,
  • how a patient membership plan is a cornerstone to success in a fee-for-service practice
  • and throughout this interview Drew shares how he has been able to maintain a fee-for-service practice in an area of the country (near Orlando, FL) that is very competitive.

One of Gary’s Mentors is Dr. Omer Reed and Dr. Reed has often said; “If it has been done before, it must be possible”.

Hopefully this interview with Drew will serve as inspiration for you to reduce insurance dependence and perhaps go all the way to create a fee-for-service practice!

After all, Drew is doing it, so it must be possible!

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

Link to Drew’s Fee For Service Dentist Podcast: www.ffsdentistry.com

Link for Drew’s Membership Plan: www.dentalmembershipdirect.com or Text DMD to 31996

With Dr. Drew Byrnes

Lessons from the World of High-End Retail and from Disney that Can Be Applied to Your Practice

with Andre Shirdan

There are some wonderful lessons we can learn from successful retailers, especially when it comes to helping people want our services. For example, perio disease is quite literally an epidemic in the adult population today, yet most dental practices struggle with getting patients to accept the needed treatment.

Running time: 56:01

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Andre Shirdan to share some amazing tips on how to develop a thriving practice by implementing lessons he learned in high-end retail.

In this interview, Gary and Andre discuss;

  • Andre’s retail background and how the strategies of high end retailers can be applied to the dental profession,
  • why diagnosing and treating Perio disease should be a foundation in every general dental practice,
  • a verbal skill tip from Andre replacing the word ‘probe’ with the term ‘periodontal ruler’,
  • the importance of meeting patients where they are,
  • a new way to communicate your Perio findings with your patients using the StatCk program that Andre designed,
  • why this StatCk system is a game-changer by helping your patients understand exactly what is going on in their mouth with communication that they understand,
  • the Values and Vision of Disney and how this applies to the dental profession,
  • lessons from Disney on ‘Branding’
  • and what we can learn about consistency from Disney.

You’ll really enjoy Andre’s wisdom, perspective and passion for helping you succeed!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website: www.restorativenation.com

Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast: www.lessinsurancedependence.com

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast: https://apple.co/2RBzoVf

Andre’s website: www.thecrewprocess.com

Link to receive Andre’s StatCk Periodontal Process Checklist: https://www.thecrewprocess.com/statck/

Link for more information about the 2019 Disney to Dentistry Courses given by Gary and Travis Frederickson: https://www.practicewow.com/d2d2019?r_done=1

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

Voices of Dentistry 2019 Podcast Summit, Work/Life Balance and Seasons in Your Career

with Dr. Mark Costes

Mark Costes is one of Gary’s amazing friends in dentistry and he invited Mark as a Guest on the Show for a fun conversation covering a range of topics.

Running time: 50:42

In this interview Gary and Mark discuss;

  • the upcoming 2019 Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit on January 25-26, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ,
  • what to look for in a successful dental conference now and in the future,
  • the positive perspective that Mark and Gary get from speaking to Dental Students,
  • some thoughts on the elusive concept of work/life balance,
  • the benefits of embracing lifelong learning,
  • the characteristics of Level 5 Leadership taught by Jim Collins,
  • why it is so important to always make sure that your future is bigger than your past
  • and the conversation concludes with some thoughts about the various seasons in your career.

You’ll enjoy this fun conversation between Mark and Gary!

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

Link to Mark Costes’ Dentalpreneur Podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dentalpreneur-podcast-w-dr-mark-costes-become-more/id983666208?mt=2

Link to the Upcoming Voices of Dentistry 2019 Podcast Summit:
www.voicesofdentistry.com

Save Lives by Implementing Airway Dentistry

with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid

In 2017 the ADA mandated that Dentists have responsibilities in the areas of Airway Development and Management, Sleep Related Disordered Breathing, Snoring and Sleep Apnea.

Running time: 67:08

Link to receive your Free Assessment from Mark and DeeDee:
www.amplifieddynamics.com/theairwaydentist

To address these responsibilities and so much more, Gary invited his long-time friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid as Guests on the podcast to share their wisdom and passion on these subjects.

In this interview, Gary, Mark and Dee Dee discuss;

  • How to begin implementing Airway Dentistry in your practice,
  • how to successfully introduce the topic of ‘change’ to your Team,
  • why dig into Airway Dentistry,
  • the trend toward being more preventative,
  • the role of Structure, Function and Behavior in Airway Dentistry,
  • co-morbidities associated with Airway issues,
  • how to bring systems and protocols into your practice for Airway Dentistry
  • and throughout the interview Mark and Dee Dee share profound stories about how practicing Airway Dentistry is changing, and in some cases actually SAVING lives!

You’ll want to share this inspiring interview with your entire Team!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation Website: www.restorativenation.com

Mark and Dee Dee’s website: www.amplifieddynamics.com

Link to The Airway Dentist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/amplified.dynamic/

Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:
https://www.lessinsurancedependence.com