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Start Your Dental Practice

In every episode, we aim to demystify the “how to start a dental practice” problem by bringing on world-class influencers and consults in the dental industry to pick their brain about how to get past the barriers involved from no practice, to practice owner, to successful practice.
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Feb 26, 2016

Every day I talk to consultants and dentists who are very good at what they do.

And every day I realize more and more that there are many out there, like yourself, who can get tremendous value out of these ideas.

I share many of these great ideas on this podcast, but I know that some of you are wanting more.

And that’s why we are creating the Ambitious Dentist Mastermind.

Masterminds aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around for centuries.

Benjamin Franklin was a part of a mastermind that met every Friday night to debate politics, morals, philosophy, business goals, and anything you can think of that would help them take their life (and their business) to the next level.

So if someone like Franklin valued the opportunity to be in a mastermind, then that goes to show the impact it can have.

In the Ambitious Dentist Mastermind, we’ll be applying some of the same principals that have proven to help people achieve powerful results.

Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • The definition of a mastermind
  • The two questions asked in Benjamin Franklin’s mastermind (that helped him become one of the most intelligent and accomplished person in history)
  • The singular focus of the Ambitious Dentist Mastermind
  • The two major problems with seeking feedback online
  • The problem with having a great idea but no one to share it with
  • The four goals of the Ambitious Dentist Mastermind
  • Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Ambitious Dentist Mastermind

 

Ambitious Dentist Mastermind:

If you’ve gotten a ton of value from this podcast and our guests, then I KNOW you’re going to get a lot out of this mastermind.

We only have six spots open, so don’t wait and risk losing out.

Apply now here.

Quotes:

“Masterminds are a way for people to learn from other people sitting in similar positions as themselves.” – John VanHorn

Resources:

Apply for the Ambitious Dentist Mastermind

Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give the show an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

Feb 19, 2016

When you’re starting your dental practice, there are some key things you need to look at:

  • Finding a good location
  • Knowing what equipment to buy
  • Hiring the right people

But so many dentists tend to overlook a powerful aspect of the business that sets the framework for years of success:

The culture.

When you build a culture that customers (both external and internal) are excited to be a part of, you then have a story to tell.

Having a story allows you to create experiences.

And experiences are what people love to talk (and hear) about. Both online and offline.

Dr. Anissa Homes is a master of creating experiences.

You may have heard some of her experiences on her podcast, Delivering Wow.

Anissa is the founder of Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Services, was voted one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry, and as you’ll find out, a Facebook wizard.

If you’re looking improve your Facebook presence to get more customers walking through your doors, you’ll enjoy the today's bonus.
 
It’s a Facebook Targeting Guide that shows you how Anissa’s been able to get a 1500% ROI through her Facebook marketing.
 
Get that here.
 
Here are a few things you'll discover in today's episode:
  • Why giving good service isn’t enough on its own to run a successful business (and what you can do to have an amazing dental practice)
  • The importance of having a vision (for yourself and for your team)
  • How to promote your culture and core values within your practice
  • Tips for creating systems to train new employees more effectively (and have consistency)
  • How cross-training can prove to be valuable (especially when you’re short-handed)
  • Places where you can recruit talent (where you normally wouldn’t think to look)
  • The difference between building your culture and building your brand
  • The best way to build a brand
  • How to get testimonials that make others eager to come see you
  • How to generate 1500% ROI using Facebook for your dental practice
  • What you should promote (before you start promoting offers)

 

Free Episode Bonus:

If you were as impressed as I was with the amazing Facebook ROI that Anissa has experienced with her practice, then you’re going to get a lot out of this bonus.

Anissa has offered the Ambitious Dentist community her Facebook Targeting Guide. In this guide, she shows what she’s done to get massive results on Facebook, including specific wording, strategies, and steps.

Click here to access that now.

Quotes:

  • “Culture is the story that you want to tell. Brand is what people say about you when you’re not around.” -Anissa

 

Resources:

 

Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give me an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

Feb 14, 2016

Owning a business can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life.

But along the journey come the not-so-fun moments: the failures.

It’s easy to have a meltdown when the going gets tough. But those who push through the challenges reap the greatest rewards.

That’s why Dr. Mark Costes’ story is so inspiring.

It’s hard enough to bounce back from a failure or two. Now imagine bouncing back from several (twenty-one to be exact).

That’s the number of dental schools Dr. Costes applied to (and was rejected by) before finally getting accepted.

But that’s all he needed to become one of the most respected icons in our industry.

He is now an international speaker and best-selling author, founder of the Dental Success Summit, and host of two amazing podcasts (Six Figure Side Gig and Dentalpreneur).

So whether you’re going through some challenges, or looking to level up, you’ll appreciate the valuable lessons Dr. Costes shares with us on this episode.

If you were inspired by Dr. Costes’ journey, you’ll love today’s bonus. It’s a copy of his international best-selling book Pillars of Dental Success, along with his signature keynote video on Cracking the Top 1%. Get that here.

Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • The 3 ways to know if you’re ready to run your own dental practice (and why being able to understand numbers isn’t as crucial as most dentists think)
  • What to look for in a demographics report to find the best location to open a practice (and two mistakes that many overlook)
  • The techniques used to take a practice from $240,000 to $1 million in a year and a half (on more than one occasion)
  • The mindset behind breaking old habits that limit you (and replacing them with habits that will help you grow and increase your profit)
  • How the 80/20 rule applies to your practice (to get you the results you want)
  • What the Alien Abduction Manual is (and why it’s so important in systemizing your business)
  • The different ways that you can improve your practice without spending a ton of money
  • What to do if you’re fresh out of dental school to start preparing yourself to open your own practice (and gain the edge over your competition)
  • How failure and perseverance is an essential (and challenging) part of the journey
  • The difference between a Healer and an Entrepreneur
  • A unique view on wealth (which motivated Dr. Costes’ to open multiple practices despite being criticized by his mentor)

 

Free Episode Bonus:

I’m super grateful that Dr. Costes was willing to provide our Ambitious Dentist community with two truly remarkable resources.

As a bonus for today, you can download a free copy of his international best-selling book Pillars of Dental Success, along with his signature keynote video Cracking the Top 1%.

Click here to access that now

Quote:

  • “The wealthier you become, the more people you can help.” – Dr. Costes

 

Resources:

 

Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this should wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give me an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

Feb 1, 2016

It’s one thing to know how to use a sickle probe. But knowing how to make your practice profitable is another.

And to be profitable year after year, you’ll need to adapt to certain changes:

  • Modern dental equipment
  • New technology
  • Relevant marketing strategies

But there’s one part that doesn’t change:

People.

To run a stellar dental practice, you need a good staff.

And if you’re wondering what it takes to have a good staff, there’s no better person to turn to than Sandy Pardue.

Sandy is the senior consultant at Classic Practice Resources, a key contributor to DentalTown, and director of the Spice Up Your Practice training events.

If you’re looking to grow your staff soon, you’ll appreciate the bonus. It’s Sandy’s employment application that will help you identify the best fit for the role.

Get that here.

Here are a few things you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • The mistake that will get potential clients going to see other dentists instead of coming to see you (and how to avoid it)
  • What job title to avoid to prevent confusion in responsibilities (especially with larger age gaps)
  • The four parts you need to fill in your front office (and what personality traits to look for when hiring for them)
  • A key characteristic to pay attention to during interviews (that may cause problems if overlooked)
  • The difference between an interview and an outerview
  • What to do before, during, and after an interview to find the best candidates for the job (and maybe even get new clients out of it)
  • The staffing ratio formula to make sure your business runs smoothly
  • Why block scheduling can be a costly mistake
  • How The Hawthorne Effect can be applied to your practice to make it more efficient
  • Red flags when buying a practice (and the first thing you’ll want to do as a new owner)
  • How to tell when someone’s not doing their job
  • The key metrics to maintain a high performing office

 

Free Episode Bonus:

If you want to improve the quality of your hires, this bonus will come in hand.

Sandy has provided an employment application to help you find the qualities you’re looking for, rather than relying on a resume that only shows you what they want you to see.

Click here to access that now.

Quote:

“Nothing in your practice is more important than time.” – Sandy Pardue
Resources:

Classic Practice Resources Website
Contact Sandy Pardue via Email

Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this show wouldn’t exist.

If you enjoyed today’s episode, please go here to give me an honest rating and review in iTunes.

This allows me to evolve the show as it goes on, and also helps spread the word to other podcast listeners since iTunes promotes shows with active engagement.

 

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