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I'm a Dental Coach helping Dentists create a thriving practice
I'm a Dental Coach helping Dentists create a thriving practice

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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an interview with my friend Jared Parente titled; 'How to Use a Dental Warranty as a Practice-Builder'. It can be useful to look outside of the Dental Profession to find solutions that we can adapt to dentistry. Warranties are often used with other products and services to create consumer confidence. We have used a dental warranty in my LifeSmiles dental practice for almost 10 years now and it has proven to be very effective. In this Thriving Dentist Show Jared shares on all the details of a dental warranty program. In this interview we discuss; The concept of a dental warranty, how a warranty can lead to greater case acceptance, how to use your warranty as a practice-builder, the risks of providing a dental warranty and how to manage these risks and how to market your dental warranty to your existing patients as well as to potential patients in your community. You will enjoy Jared’s knowledge and experience with dental warranties and you may want to consider a dental warranty as a value-added service for your patients. Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2sQ0leH
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is a powerful interview with two awesome friends, Dr. +Mark Montgomery and +Dee Dee Reid titled; 'Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation'. WOW, buckle up, you are in for a real treat here with incredible information from two amazing resources! Mastering case presentation is such an important topic in a thriving practice. In this interview, Dee Dee, Mark and I discuss; how Mark and Dee Dee developed their passion for dentistry, the power of relationship-based treatment planning, how to guide patients to become interested in comprehensive care, the importance of non-judgmental communication and specific tips to make sure you are communicating without judgment, the power of agreements, how to help patients with values clarification, the concept of ‘simmering in the gap’, the importance of curiosity and the interview concludes with a cool discussion of the work that Mark and Dee Dee are doing to help Dentists and Team Members. Please share this with your friends! http://bit.ly/2rrKQdu
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The Latest Thriving Dentist Show is an information filled interview with my friend Jeromy Dixson DMD MBA titled; 'What Every Dentist Needs to Know About DSO's'. The dental landscape is changing rapidly and the fastest growing segment of dentistry today is corporate dentistry and a subset of corporate dentistry are known as DSO’s (Dental Service Organizations). In this interview Jeromy and I discuss; How Jeromy discovered the world of DSO's, he he helped grow Smiles Dental Group from 3 offices to 24 offices, Jeromy's thoughts on why corporate dentistry is growing so rapidly, the 7 gaols Jeromy used to guide Smiles Dental Group to impressive growth, Jeromy's DSO Project and the interview concludes with a great discussion of what Jeromy has learned in his year long around the world sabbatical with his family. This is an episode that every Dentist needs to hear! Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2s4bJUG
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an inspiring interview with my friend Dr. Lincoln Parker titled; 'How I Successfully Opened a Practice From Scratch in Southern California'. Conventional wisdom says that you cannot open a dental practice from scratch in a hyper-competetive market like Southern California. Well, don’t tell that to Lincoln because he successfully opened a practice from scratch soon out of dental school in the Tustin Ranch area of Orange County, California! Not only did Lincoln open this practice from scratch but he has done so with minimal insurance participation. In this interview Lincoln and I talk about how he was able to open the practice of his dreams in precisely the area where he wanted to work and live. In this Show, Lincoln and I discuss; what inspired Lincoln to buck conventional wisdom and follow his dream, how he overcame the challenges of getting his bank loan, some of the most important lessons Lincoln has learned throughout this process, tips for other Dentists opening a practice from scratch, how Lincoln was able to reduce his insurance dependency, the importance of a strong team and some of the Mentors that have influenced Lincoln. You will love Lincoln’s can-do perspective and his passion for the dental profession. Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2smk4zo
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an awesome interview with my friend Rachel Mele titled; '365 Days of Social Media Posts for Dentistry'. Social Media can be a very effective means of connecting with your patients and with potential patients in your community. However, many Dental Professionals run out of ideas on what to post. Rest easy, this Thriving Dentist Show will provide you with solutions! In this Show I interview my friend Rachel about her book; 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry. In this interview wel discuss; What inspired Rachel to write the book, the one tip that every dental practice can use to improve their use of social media, a discussion of the types of dental posts that get the most likes, comments and shares, the concept of ‘Dental Holidays’ and why these MUST be included in your posting activity and the biggest mistakes Dentists make in regards to social media and how to avoid them. The interview concludes with a discussion of Oral Cancer Cause and why Rachel is donating 100% of the proceeds of book sales to this amazing non-profit project! You will love this interview and Rachel’s passion for the dental profession. Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2rQ1WOC
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The Latest Thriving Dentist Show is a wonderful interview with my friend Travis Frederickson titled: 'Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience'. Travis literally wrote the book on this subject when he wrote: The Patient Experience: 4 Lessons from Disney to Dentistry. In this interview Travis and I discuss: How the concept of Disney and Dentistry came together for Travis, the biggest take-away from the link between Disney and Dentistry, the concept of Vision and why this is so important in dentistry, the Disney approach to ‘Service Recovery’ and how to respond when things go wrong and other great tips from the Disney Institute. You will really enjoy Travis’ passion for Disney and Dentistry and the unique perspective that that link can provide to your dental practice! Please feel welcome to share!

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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an information-packed interview with my friend Dr. Mark Morin titled; 'Digital Gateway: Solutions for Success in 2017 & Beyond'. The Dental Profession is experiencing radical changes as a result of a variety of market forces. Sadly, the profession is dividing into those who are struggling and those who are Thriving! In this Show, Mark and I discuss; Specific factors impacting the dental profession today and how to successfully navigate these changes, how Mark has been able to thrive in an area of the country (Detroit) that has been devastated economically, the specific technology that Mark feels is a ‘Must Have’ today, the biggest mistakes that Dentists make with technology, how to use technology to grow your practice, how to calculate ROI on technology, why you need to know about Section 199 in the tax code and the specific technology Mark suggests you start with if you are a new Dentist and the technology Mark recommends if you are an experienced Dentist. Please feel welcome to share!

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The Latest Thriving Dentist Show is titled; '5 Proven Tips to Eliminate Hygiene Cancellations & No-Shows'. The #1 practice management problem in dentistry today is hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. In some offices, hygiene no-shows are an absolute epidemic! In this Thriving Dentist Show I share five specific strategies to radically reduce your hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. These are proven tips that I have used in my own practice and in our client offices around the country with success. By applying these five strategies you will reduce your expenses, fill more hygiene appointments and train your patients to keep their appointments! Please feel welcome to share!

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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an information-packed interview with my friend, +Fred Joyal titled; 'Discover the Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose a Dentist'. As a best-selling Author, Speaker and Thought Leader, Fred Joyal knows more about the dental consumer mindset than anyone on the planet! Recently, his company did a survey of over 3,000 people to find out the Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose a Dentist. The consumers have spoken and you would be wise to listen very closely to the reasons they choose a Dentist. You’ll enjoy the dialogue between Fred and I and more importantly, you’ll benefit by getting in the mind of dental consumers. Please feel welcome to share!

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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an amazing interview with my friend and Mentor, Robert Hayman titled; 'Lessons on Leadership and Business Building'. Robert was the Co-Founder of Discus Dental, the company that created Zoom! Whitening. In 1993, Robert and Dr. +Bill Dorfman banded together to create Discus Dental. Their goal was to provide innovative products and services to the Dental Profession and make dentistry ‘cool’ in the mind and eyes of consumers. They started with a $40,000 investment and ultimately developed Discus Dental into a $200 Million Company. In this Show Robert and I discuss; The idea behind Discus Dental, how they turned adversity into a strength, the 3 rules you must follow for a partnership to work, why ‘Culture’ must be the #1 priority for every Leader, lessons on entrepreneurship and the importance of giving back and the interview concludes with a discussion of what Robert is up to these days including his re-entry into the dental profession. There are so many positive things to take away from this interview! Please feel welcome to share.

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