Embracing Rejection as a Key to Achieving Your Goals with Laura Mach DDS

Rejection is something that we all face in our lives. How you deal with rejection is impacted by many factors including your level of Emotional Intelligence. Gary invited his friend Dr. Laura Mach as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share her unique perspective on rejection.
Laura Mach DDS

In this Show, Gary and Laura discuss;

  • the recent video that Laura posted on her YouTube channel on the topic of rejection and how that video led to this invitation to be a guest on the podcast,
  • the challenge that many Dentists face regarding expectations vs reality,
  • a list of common situations when Dentists might face rejection in their work life,
  • why embracing rejection can be an important key to achieving your goals,
  • how to develop your skills at embracing rejection,
  • resources to learn how to get better at embracing rejection,
  • Laura’s evolution to become a life coach and her passion to help more Dentists successfully manage challenges in their work and personal lives.

You will enjoy Laura’s unique perspective on rejection and her tips will help you better manage rejection at work and at home.

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

Link to the iLoveDentistry.online Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/?ref=bookmarks

Dr. Laura Mach website: www.thelifecoachforbusydentists.com

Link to the YouTube video by Laura about rejection:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwAy9TpKOsw&t=77s

Laura’s email address: drlauramachdds@gmail.com

Keys to Financial Independence with Art Wiederman CPA

Arthur Wiederman CPA

The American Dental Association reports that fewer than 3% of Dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary is on a mission to change that statistic and help more Dentists achieve the financial independence they deserve.

To that end, he invited his friend Art Wiederman to share some very actionable tips to help you achieve financial success.

In this interview Gary and Art discuss:

  • Art’s 65 25 10 Rule,
  • how this simple Rule can produce massive results regarding your financial success,
  • the best debt retirement strategies,
  • Art answered the question; should you buy your house or your practice first?,
  • the three most appropriate pension plans for Dentists and when to use each type of plan,
  • the benefits of working with an Academy of Dental CPA Firm (ADCPA),
  • the most common financial mistakes that Dentists make and how to avoid them.

Throughout the interview Art shares his 30+ years of experience helping his clients achieve financial independence. You deserve to be able to go to work because you want to, not because you have to.

The wisdom and experience shared in this podcast episode will help you get there!

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 for more information about the Less Insurance Dependence Mastermind: https://www.lessinsurancedependence.com/mastermind-with-gary/

Link to the Academy of Dental CPA’s website:
http://www.ADCPA.org

Art’s podcast: ‘The Art of Dental Finance’ is available on iTunes, Google Play or your favorite podcast directory

Art Accounting Firm website:
http://www.HMWCCPA.com

What Americans REALLY Think About Their Teeth with Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy

Recently the Harris Poll conducted an online survey revealing American views and behaviors towards oral and dental care, habits and priorities. The results of this survey were published in the form of the 2019 State of the American Mouth Report.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Brian McCarthy (Executive Vice President of Dentistry.com) about the content of this Report.

It’s likely that we all have opinions about how the public feels about their oral health and now we actually have data that provides us insights on how the public feels about their teeth. Some of the data is shocking and demonstrates that we still have a long ways to go to help people place a higher priority on their oral health.

The good news is that by understanding how the public feels about their oral health we can become more effective at how we communicate with our patients and potential patients in your community.

In this interview, Brian and Gary discuss a summary of the 2019 State of the American Mouth Report including the following facts;

  • more than 50% of US Adults have not seen a Dentist in the past year,
  • 30% of people surveyed have untreated tooth decay,
  • 87% of the people surveyed agree that bad teeth can have a negative impact on a person’s personal and professional life,
  • Millennial patients are most likely to associate good teeth with good sex,
  • 87% of parents surveyed reported that their children had visited the Dentist in the past year.

In addition to the summary of the Report, Gary and Brian also discuss the importance of

  • having an MTP (Massive Transformative Purpose),
  • the four most important reasons patients don’t visit the Dentist (fear, pain, cost and inconvenience),
  • and the specific things Dentistry.com <http://dentistry.com/> is doing to get more people to visit the Dentist.

This is a fun interview with lots of great insights!

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

Brian’s website:

http://www.dentistry.com/

Link to claim your practice on dentistry.com
https://portal.dentistry.com/cyp/search

Link to the recent Webinar by Gary titled; ‘Roll Out the Red Carpet for New
Patients; 8 Ways Successful Practices Build Lasting Relationships’

http://bit.ly/2Y9zU11

Case Acceptance Tips to Get More Yes’s from Your Patients with Dr. Chris Bowman

 

Chris Bowman DDS

Often times a major difference between a good Dentist and a world-class Dentist is the case presentation skills of the Dentist.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Chris Bowman as a Guest to discuss how to get more patients to say ‘Yes’ to your treatment recommendations.

In this interview, Gary and Chris discuss;

  • The importance of the initial phone call and how to set yourself up for success beginning with that first call,
  • a very specific question to ask all potential new patients in that first call (you will LOVE this!),
  • the concept of overhear psychology and how to use it consistently in your practice,
  • how to use pattern interrupt in your patient communication,
  • the importance of digital photos for patient education,
  • a thorough discussion of Chris’ 5 Step Problem Presentation System
  • and the concept of learning how to talk with patients about what they really want in regards to dental treatment.

Throughout the interview Chris shares many practical tips that will help you on your path to mastering case acceptance.

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

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

Utah Valley Dental Lab

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 for more information about the Less Insurance Dependence Mastermind: https://www.lessinsurancedependence.com/mastermind-with-gary/

Link to Chris’ ‘Get More Yes’s Advanced Dental Communication Workshop’ in Dallas, TX May 17 & 18, 2019:
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/yescourse

Chris’ email address:
chris@dentalinsiders.com

How One Dentist Saved over 50% on CAD-CAM Technology in his Practice with Dr. John Ravera

John Ravera DDS

The technology we have in dentistry today in nothing short of amazing! And it keeps getting better. It’s a great time to be a Dentist and also a brilliant time to be a dental patient as well.

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend and client, Dr. John Ravera as a guest on the show to talk about his unique solution to adding CAD-CAM dentistry to his Newport Beach practice at less than half the cost of the traditional CEREC route.

In this Show, Gary and John discuss;

  • John’s absolute passion for CAD-CAM dentistry,
  • the four components of a CAD-CAM system (scanner, design software, milling machine, oven),
  • the advantages of an ‘open’ architecture CAD-CAM system vs a ‘closed’ architecture CAD-CAM system,
  • the complete details of how John added CAD-CAM to his practice at less than half the cost,
  • why training on the design software is so important
  • and many other pearls related to successfully implementing CAD-CAM technology in your practice.

For some Dentists the best route may be to purchase a new CEREC system. Other Dentists may be very intrigued by following a path similar to John’s. In any case, it’s great to have choices!

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

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

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

Source for Lee’s preferred Bite Registration Paste:
http://kettenbach.us/dental/product-direct.html

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

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

Email address for John Ravera:
johnraveradds@gmail.com

The Less insurance Dependence Mastermind with Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Less Insurance Dependence

Recently, Gary was interviewed by his good friend Naren Arulrajah for his Growing Dentist podcast. The interview provided such useful information that Gary made the decision to publish this interview here on the Thriving Dentist Show for our listeners.

In this Show, Gary and Naren discuss;

  • Gary’s passion for helping Dentists successfully reduce insurance dependency,
  • the undeniable fact that the current dental insurance system is completely broken,
  • the concept of thinking about your insurance adjustments as a marketing expense,
  • Gary’s case study in successfully reducing insurance dependence in his LifeSmiles dental practice,
  • why this is the single most important strategic decision that Gary and Dr. Paul Nielson have made in their ownership of their LifeSmiles practice,
  • how to go out of network yet remain insurance-friendly,
  • the benefits of being a member of a mastermind community,
  • Gary’s decision to launch the ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ Mastermind,
  • the special offer available to Founding Members of the Less Insurance Dependence Mastermind.

The goal of this information is to help more Dentists regain control of their practice by successfully reducing insurance dependence!

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 for more information about the Less Insurance Dependence Mastermind: https://www.lessinsurancedependence.com/mastermind-with-gary/

or:

Text: lessinsurance to 44222 for more information about the Less Insurance Dependence Mastermind

Life Saving Dental Hygiene with Tom Larkin DDS

Dr. Tom Larkin

It is long past due to get serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease! Today we know ever more about the link between oral and systemic health and we have new technology that can help improve specific diagnosis and new technology that will help patients understand what is going on with their health.

In this Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Tom Larkin to discuss the many advances available today in the world of oral/systemic health.

In this interview, Gary and Tom discuss;

  • Latest advances in the integration of medicine and dentistry,
  • Tom’s role as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of perio disease,
  • background of phase contrast microscopes in dentistry,
  • the breakthrough work that Bradley Bale MD and Amy Doneen DNP are doing to educate the public,
  • Bradley Bale’s book; Beat the Heart Attack Gene and why this book is a must read for all Dentists and Team Members,
  • new ways to identify biofilm DNA and bio markers in patients,
  • the economic potential in growing your hygiene department,
  • Tom’s innovative development of a practical microscope solution,
  • the concept of facilitative learning and host of other details related to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of perio disease.

Buckle up…..You are in for a wealth of information in this podcast interview!

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

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

Restorative Nation Website:

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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 the previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Tom Larkin:
‘Integration of Medicine and Dentistry with Bradley Bale MD and Tom Larkin DDS’
http://bit.ly/2lL4EoR

Tom’s Website:
http://POWHygiene.com

Tom’s email address:
tom@tomlarkin.com

Smiles at Sea is Going to Cuba! with Elijah Desmond

Elijah Desmond

There are some very cool things happening in the world of Dental CE these days!

Gary has long been a fan of combining excellent CE with an incredible experience to make the learning come alive and live in the minds and hearts of those attending.

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to talk about his Smiles at Sea Cruises and in particular to share details about some events happening this October including a Smiles at Sea Cuba Cruise.

In this Show Gary and Elijah discuss;

  • Elijah’s motivation for starting Smiles at Sea, his vision for ‘Dentistry’s Got Talent’,
  • Elijah’s new book titled, Serial Entrepreneur: From Start Up to Success,
  • the Mastermind Meeting of the Future coming up this fall,
  • the Smiles at Sea Cuba Cruise where Gary will be one of the featured speakers,
  • Elijah’s plans for combining local charity events with future CE courses
  • and throughout the interview Elijah shares his passion for creating CE Events that provide a forum for learning, fun and connection with some of the brightest minds in 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

Website for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.smilesatsea.com

Elijah’s email address:
elijah@basicdentistry.com

Loving What You Do is the Secret to Insane Success with Dr. Peyman Raissi

Dr Peyman Raissi

There are some amazing young Dentists making a positive impact on the Dental Profession! Dr. Peyman Raissi (aka; Peyray) is one of those amazing young Dentists. Gary Invited Peyray as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his story.


In this Show, Gary and Peyray discuss;

  • how Peyray initially started his career as an Associate Dentist with Affordable Dentures and Implants,
  • how he grew this practice significantly by marketing dental implants,
  • the fact that there are 40 million completely edentulous patients in the US,
  • why dental implants are such a great service to offer patients,
  • why Peyray made the decision to start a practice from scratch in a highly competitive area (Nashville, TN),
  • how he successfully collected $950,000 in his first year and $1.7M in his second year,
  • his expansion to a 2,800 sq. ft. office with 8 treatment rooms,
  • Peyray’s belief that taking a massive amount of CE is a key to success,
  • his zest for clinical photography,
  • the importance of Mentors and learning from your colleagues
  • and throughout the interview Peyray shares his concept of making a conscious decision to absolutely LOVE what you as the most effective way to influence others.

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 Peyray’s Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/drpeyray/

Link to Influence Dentistry Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/influencedentistry/

If Your Marketing Strategy is ‘Spray and Pray’ Here’s a much More Effective Approach with Mark Oborn

with Mark Oborn

Developing a comprehensive marketing strategy to consistently attract quality new patients is a very important system for a Thriving Practice!

Running time: 58:13

In this interview, Gary invited his long-time friend, Mark Oborn, as a guest on the podcast to discuss the most effective marketing techniques. Gary considers Mark one of the brightest minds in dentistry on the topic of marketing!

In this Show, Gary and Mark discuss;

  • Why the old school marketing approach of ‘spray and pray’ is so ineffective,
  • the difference between a pull-style of marketing vs a push-style of marketing,
  • how to market from the perspective of the patient,
  • the importance of providing your potential patients with valuable information in your marketing communication,
  • how to increase trust with your potential patients, how to reduce their risk,
  • why email marketing is NOT dead,
  • effective marketing funnels and a host of other strategies that will improve the effectiveness of your marketing.

You will especially be drawn to Mark’s ethical approach to dental marketing!

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

Mark’s website:
http://www.markoborn.com

Best way to reach Mark:
https://www.markoborn.com/Letstalk.html