Six Simple Strategies for Success in 2015

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dental PodcastHappy New Year! We wish all of our listeners a New Year filled with Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity. With those goals in mind, Gary interviewed his great friend, Dr. Uche Odiatu to kick off the New Year.




Running Time: 58:46 min

In this inspiring interview, Gary and Uche discuss six specific strategies to achieve personal and professional success in 2015. The six strategies they discuss are;

  1. Think BIG, act small
  2. Write down a list of 100 goals for the year
  3. Celebrate more often
  4. Create allies
  5. Develop a culture of gratitude
  6. Look for opportunities to teach others. Here’s to your success in 2015 and beyond!

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A Conversation with one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry

with Trish Jones

Dental Podcast
Dentistry is such an amazing profession!





Running Time: 52:45 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Trish Jones who was recently nominated as one of the ‘Top 25 Women in Dentistry’ by Dental Products Report magazine about a wide range of topics including; The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Give Back a Smile Program, Trish’s experience riding her bike over 580 miles across Texas for the Ride Texas Wish for Our Heroes charity, her experience as a Technical Account Manager at a full service dental lab, why treating sleep disorders is such a hot topic today, digital impressions and why it is time to get on board and why having a positive perspective is so important. You will really enjoy this interview!

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Maximize Your Energy

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dental PodcastDentistry is hard work! Taking care of your patients can be very demanding from a physical and emotional perspective.






Running Time: 62:44 min

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Uche Odiatu on how you can maximize your energy for optimum results. If you are a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show, you will recognize Dr. Uche Odiatu. In addition to being a full time practicing Dentist, Uche is a frequent speaker at dental conferences and he holds three advanced fitness certifications. Uche’s previous interviews on the Thriving Dentist Show have been been some of the most downloaded Shows. In this interview, Gary and Uche discuss why the quantity and quality of your sleep is so important, the relationship of quality sleep and human growth hormone, specific strategies to improve the quality of your sleep, nutrition tips to maximize your energy, and how the proper mindset in your practice will produce maximum energy in your practice.

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The Miracle of Health

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dental PodcastThe first interview that Gary did with his great friend, Dr. Uche Odiatu has been one of the most downloaded episodes of the Thriving Dentist Show.  During the first interview with Uche, Gary promised to bring him back to discuss some simple things that Dental Professionals can do on a daily basis to improve their health and this interview is the result!



Running Time: 55:18 min

During this inspiring interview, Gary and Uche discuss the benefits of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training, the science behind how 5 minutes of interval training can give you the same benefits as 5 hours of continuous exercise, how to naturally increase your growth hormone response, the importance of stretching to reduce common dental occupation injury, why great abs are built in the kitchen not in the gym, the benefits of intermittent fasting, tips to reduce body fat, and healthy snacks to keep in your office are just a few of the topics covered. This interview will challenge and inspire you to take small steps on a daily basis to improve your health!

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Heath and Fitness: The Performance Advantage for Thriving Dentists

with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dental PodcastRalph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health” and he was so right!





Running Time: 60:26 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his amazing friend Dr. Uche Odiatu on the subject of health and wellness and why good health and great fitness is a performance advantage for Dentists. In addition to being a practicing Dentist and world-recognized speaker, Uche hold 3 fitness certifications and is an authority on health and fitness. In this interview Gary and Uche discuss Uche’s family history and how he was first introduced to fitness. They also discuss the person who was most influential to Uche regarding healthy living, the people that Uche admires in dentistry and his health and fitness mentors and why Uche is so committed to the public speaking part of his career. The interview concludes with some specific recommendations to improve your health and fitness today. You will love this inspiring interview!


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The Importance of Fitness for a Thriving Dentist

with Dr. Bilal Saib

Dental PodcastDentistry is a physically and emotionally demanding profession.





Running Time: 50:24 min
In this interview Gary interviews Dr. Bilal Saib (Dr. B) on the importance of embracing fitness and the role of fitness in a thriving dental practice. Gary and Dr. B are both huge advocates of fitness and they are each currently training for an IronMan Triathlon. In this interview Gary & Dr. B discuss the benefits of fitness in the dental profession, the reasons Dentists may want to consider training for a physically demanding event such as a marathon or triathlon, the benefits of training for a race or event, the challenges of this type of training and how a listener can determine if training for a race or event is for them. Dr. B also discusses how his commitment to his personal fitness and competing in races and events have benefitted his practice. You will enjoy this interview and perhaps find some inspiration to embrace fitness and perhaps even choose to join Dr. B and Gary in training for an IronMan Triathlon!

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How Thriving Dental Professionals Can Enjoy a Long Healthy Career

with Dr. Michael and Janet Couch

Dental PodcastDentistry has some very distinct occupational hazards. In a recent survey, it was reported that 87% of Dentists surveyed reported debilitating eyestrain, 75% reported carpal tunnel symptoms, and 50% reported back, neck and shoulder pains. Sadly many of these occupational hazards lead to long-term health issues for Dental Professionals that left unresolved can lead to a forced early retirement.

Running Time: 48:47 min

This is a very important Thriving Dentist Show interview because it features two very dear friends who have committed their lives to helping Dental Professionals enjoy a long, healthy career. Michael Couch DDS and Janet Couch, Occupational Therapist bring a unique skill set combined with over 40 years of experience helping Dental Professionals practice in an efficient and healthy manner. In this interview we discuss the specific occupational hazard of practicing dentistry, the importance of the 3 C’c of Clarity, Comfort and Co-Discovery, and the foundational fact that Seeing Better = Better Dentistry. The interview concludes with a sneak peak of some coming technology that is likely to become standard piece of equipment in all dental practices.



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How to Lead a Balanced Life and Become Unstoppable

with Glen Depke

TDS Logo 600X600Good Health is perhaps our most precious asset. Our goal with the Thriving Dentist Show is to help you develop a practice that is thriving in absolutely every regard. We want you to be able to help more patients enjoy great oral health. However it is important to recognize that you cannot give from an empty wagon. In order for you to lead your team members and your patients effectively you must be healthy, physically and emotionally. In this episode of Thriving Dentist Show we have an amazing guest who is an expert at helping professionals live a balanced life. Gary has had the unique privilege of leading workshops with Glen Depke and he has witnessed firsthand the amazing results that can happen when Dentists take specific steps to live a balanced life. We are thrilled to have Glen share his insights with us today.

Running Time 37:25

Glen has had the unique experience of working with some of the most accomplished healers in the natural health field and as a result has developed some very effective strategies that can help professionals live healthy, balanced lives. He’s an authority on total wellness which includes physical as well as emotional health. Glen firmly believes that optimal health and wellness is our birth right and that everyone can take positive steps today to improve their health. Stay tuned for an amazing interview that you will want to share with your colleagues!

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