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

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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

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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.

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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

Everything you Need to Know About Branding

with Grace Rizza - Episode 306

Creating a positive brand is a very important part of your marketing success. Branding in the dental profession is about creating an image and recognition for your practice.

Running Time: 53:56 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Grace Rizza to discuss all things related to developing a positive brand for your practice. Through her innovative work, Grace has come to be recognized as THE marketing authority in the dental profession. In this Show Gary and Grace discuss; a great definition of ‘branding’, the concept of branding as the cornerstone of your marketing reputation, why successful branding is so much more than just creating a logo, how marketing has evolved into a noble activity, the concept of embracing marketing as a responsibility, the psychology of color in your marketing and how certain colors evoke specific emotions and throughout the interview Grace shares great case studies of successful branding and how it enhances marketing results.

Grace’s website:
http://www.identitydental.com

Link to join Grace’s Facebook Group (The Dental Marketing Forum by Grace Rizza):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/681653952009257/

The Specific Reasons Why Dentists Retire 5 years Later Than the Average American

with Reese Harper - Episode 305

The American Dental Association recently released a study on the financial success of Dentists. Among other findings, this study concluded that the average retirement age for a dentist is 67, which seems reasonable until you compare it with the retirement age of the average American, which according to Gallup is 62. This seems especially perplexing given that the typical Dentist’s income is much higher than the average American.

Running Time: 69:59 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviewed his friend Reese Harper on how Dentists can achieve Financial Independence. In this Show, Gary and Reese discuss; How behavior and personality traits play a big role in how Dentists make decisions about money, an in-depth discussion about the 9 specific financial archetypes and the relationship between personality traits and financial behavior, how to avoid the common mistakes that each of the personality types tend to make, how to determine an appropriate savings rate, how to fund your children’s education and how to develop the specific habits that will allow you to achieve financial independence. The goal of this interview is to help you practice dentistry because you want to, not because you have to!

Reese’ website:
http://www.dentistadvisors.com

Reese’ Podcast:
The Dentist Money Show
http://dentistadvisors.com/series/dentistmoney/

Reese Phone Number
833-DDS Plan (833-337-7526)

Proven Tips to to Achieve a High Performance Front Desk

with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas - Episode 304

The business department (front desk) of your dental practice is an extremely important part of your success. The performance of your front desk team can quite literally make or break your practice.

Running Time: 60:20 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show interview, Gary invited his friends Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas to share proven tips to achieve a high performance front desk. Missy and Mary Beth have a massive amount of practical experience and they share their best tips in this interview. In this Show, Gary, Missy and Mary Beth discuss; The 3 most common challenges for front desk team members and how to overcome them, the importance of follow-up systems at the front desk, how to document every patient communication s that any team member can effectively follow up with patients, how to build value with your patients, a new patient ‘reservation’ system that will completely eliminate new patient cancellations and the interview concludes with a discussion of the Dental Office Survival Guide: 2018 Front Desk Edition that Missy and Mary Beth created to help dental offices Thrive. This is a Thriving Dentist Show you will want to share with your entire Team!

Missy and Mary Beth’s website:
http://www.buckeyedentalproductions.com

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