The Latest Advances in Regenerative Dentistry, Stem Cell Research & the Future of Dentistry

with Dr. Vitor Neves - Episode 316

The advances that are happening in dentistry are nothing short of amazing! We are able to help patients in ways that simply were not possible even just a few years ago, and the future gets even more amazing.

Running time: 58:47 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend, Dr. Vitor Neves to share the latest research on regenerative dentistry, stem cell research and the future of dentistry. Vitor is a qualified Dentist in the UK and Brazil and is completing his PhD in regenerative dentistry at King’s College London. In this Show Gary and Vitor discuss; Vitor’s background including his influence from both his Mother and Father who are Dentists in Brazil, the latest stem cell research demonstrating how stem cells in dental pulp can be modulated to increase dentin repair, how research will eventually result in knowledge that can be applied in practice, a path to follow for those interested in a career in research, the current state of regenerative dentistry and where these advances are likely headed and throughout the interview Vitor shares his perspective on the future of dentistry and what our amazing profession might look like in the next 25-50 years. Spoiler alert; Vitor shares his optimistic perspective that the future of dentistry will just keep getting better! If you like science, you will LOVE this interview.

Vitor’s website:
drvitorneves.com

Vitor’s email address:
dr.nevesvitor@gmail.com

Connect with Vitor on LinkedIn

How to Lead with Impact

with Manley Feinberg - Episode 315

Gary gets the opportunity to meet many speakers at Conferences where he is speaking throughout the year. This past year Gary met Manley Feinberg, the Keynote Speaker for the Speaking Consulting Network Conference.

Running time: 74:24 minutes

Manly is Speaker, Business Leader, Author and world-class Mountain Climber. He uses his experiences as a climber to provide leadership lessons. Manley’s presentation at SCN was absolutely amazing and Gary knew that the listeners to the Thriving Dentist Show would benefit greatly from Manley’s lessons on how to lead with impact! In this Show Gary and Manley discuss: The content in Manley’s best selling book; Reach Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact, how to decide if your project is worth it, how to convert insight into action, the powerful concept of how visibility drives velocity, why you need a group of people to connect with on a regular basis, why it is so important to surround yourself with incredible partners and things to think about when leaving your legacy. You will thoroughly enjoy this interview and the stories and lessons provided by Manley!

Manley’s website:
http://www.verticallessons.com

Amazon Link for Manley’s Book;
Reaching Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact https://www.amazon.com/dp/1941870686/

Link to connect with Manley on LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/manleyf/

The Psychology of Marketing

with Naren Arulrajah - Episode 314

This Thriving Dentist interview is all about the psychology of marketing. Robert Cialdini is considered by many experts to be the one of the greatest marketing authorities of all time.

Running time: 60:32 minutes

He has written two New York Times best selling books; Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. Gary has been a student of Robert Cialdini for many years and he is thrilled to bring Naren Arulrajah as his guest on this Thriving Dentist Show episode. Naren has successfully applied the concepts of Robert Cialdini to the dental profession. In this Show, Gary and Naren discuss; Robert Cialdini’s 6 principles of persuasion, how these principles relate to social proof, the concept of pre-suasion and how to specifically apply pre-suasion techniques to grow a dental practice, how to create a culture of reciprocity among your patients, the four core concepts of time, money, purpose & relationships and how these concepts relate to your marketing plan. You will really appreciate how Naren has adapted these timeless concepts to the dental profession!

Link to Naren’s The Growing Dentist podcast:
http://www.growingdentist.com

Gary was a guest on Naren’s podcast for two separate interviews.
Here are the links to those interviews:
Interview #1: http://bit.ly/GrowingDentist1
Interview #2: http://bit.ly/GrowingDentist2

Naren’s Website:
http://www.ekwa.com

Naren’s Email Address:
naren@ekwa.com

Sedation Dentistry as an Excellent Practice Builder

with Dr. Michael Silverman - Episode 313

The reality is that many patients experience fear or apprehension when it comes to visiting the Dentist. Recent studies reported that 49% of the adult population in the U.S. put off a visit to the Dentist because of fear and 22% of the adults in the U.S. won’t visit the Dentist at all because of fear.

Running time: 62:44 minutes

To help you successfully incorporate sedation dentistry into your practice Gary invited his friend Dr. Michael Silverman on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this interview, Gary and Michael discuss; The current State of the Sedation Union today, current ADA guidelines and state regulations governing sedation dentistry, the demand for sedation dentistry by patients, great tips for Dentists to make sedation part of their practice or a bigger part of their practice, training and safety measures, the concept of the IV sedation permit as your ‘forever permit’, support available from DOCS Education and Michael’s forecast for the future of sedation dentistry.

Michael’s website:
http://www.docseducation.com

Michael’s email address:
drmds@docseducation.com

Link to receive two month’s free membership to DOCS Education Membership: https://docseducation.com/cart
Enter Thriving in the coupon code to receive your two month’s free membership

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

Everything Dentists Need to Know about the Latest Tax Reform Bill

with Robby Apple CPA - Episode 311

In December 2017 Congress released the latest Tax Reform Bill providing the most sweeping changes in the tax code in over 30 years. Gary invited his friend Robby Apple CPA to discuss the details in the latest tax reform bill and specifically how these changes will affect you.

Running Time: 63:19 minutes

Gary deliberately chose Robby for this interview because he is an authority on the topic and he has a great way of making this information both educational and interesting! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary and Robby discuss; The Academy of Dental CPA’s (ADCPA) and how they serve their Dentist clients, Robby’s perspective that there is considerable good news for Dentists in the tax reform bill, how the bill may stimulate the economy and positively impact dental practices, the 7 specific changes that might affect most Dentists, why you might want to change your business structure because of the new tax bill, changes or elimination of deductions in the tax bill, details that did not change and common misperceptions about the tax reform bill. As a service to listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show, Robby has provided a set of detailed notes covering our interview available as a pdf document. To receive these valuable notes click Here.

Website for the Academy of Dental CPA’s

Robby’s website

Click here to receive a free copy of Robby’s notes detailing the changes in the new tax reform bill

Financial Freedom is Achievable for Dentists but you Must Know the Rules of the Game!

with Josh Robbins and Tom Zgainer - Episode 310

Gary defines Financial Freedom as the day when you can go to work because you want to, not because you have to. Despite having a very attractive annual income, most Dentists struggle with achieving Financial Freedom. A recent study reported that only 3% of the Dentists in the US could retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary Invited his friends Josh Robbins and Tom Zgainer to provide great tips on how Dentists can achieve Financial Freedom.

Running Time: 61:23 minutes

In this Show, Gary, Josh and Tom discuss; The retirement tools that Dentists can use at every stage of their career to achieve Financial Freedom, how to determine an appropriate savings rate at various stages of your career, how most Dentists are being adversely effected by high investment-related fees that are eroding your Net Worth, how to discover if you are over paying investment-related fees, how a properly designed 401K plan can be a powerful tool for you to achieve Financial Freedom and throughout the interview Josh and Tom share great, actionable information from Tony Robbins book titled Unshakeable. This powerful book is a #1 New York Times Best Seller filled with information that will help you achieve Financial Freedom.

To receive a FREE copy of the book; Unshakeable written by Tony Robbins:
uncovermyfees.com

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4 Specific Tips to Stack the Health and Fitness Deck in Your Favor in 2018

with Dr. Uche Odiatu - Episode 309

Our goal for the Thriving Dentist Show is to provide information that will help you develop a dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction! We want you to have it all and at the top of that list is to experience good health and fitness.

Running Time: 63:45 minutes

To kick off our 7th year producing the Thriving Dentist Show podcast, Gary invited his inspirational friend Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some tips that will stack the health and fitness deck in your favor. In this Show Gary and Uche discuss; Why hard driving achievers need to focus on health and wellness, common diet myths that are just plain wrong, why ‘sleep hygiene’ should be a top health & wellness goal, the mind/gut connection and the importance of the migrating motor complex, why the proper amount of sleep is so important to achieve peak performance, the bio-hack benefits of orange glasses before bedtime, why High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the answer for people who don’t have time for long duration cardio workouts and throughout the interview Uche shares a wealth of information designed to help you make 2018 your healthiest year yet!

Books written by Dr. Uche Odiatu and Kary Odiatu:

The Miracle of Health
https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Health-Solutions-Extraordinary-Results/dp/0470156619/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514920509&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Books+by+Dr+Uche+Odiatu

Fit for the Love of it
https://www.amazon.com/Fit-Love-Uche-Odiatu/dp/0968825818/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514920509&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Books+by+Dr+Uche+Odiatu

Connect with Uche on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/odiatu

Connect with Uche on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Fitspeakers

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

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