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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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Apr 23, 2016

Dental school will teach you how everything there is to know about oral hygiene:

  • Proper care of teeth
  • Correctly use of dental instruments
  • How to administer treatments

 

But it won’t teach you how to run a business:

  • How to manage people (both patients and employees)
  • How to manage debt
  • How to make a business profitable

 

Today’s guest, Dr. David Rice, realizes this, and has created a community that teaches members what you don’t learn in dental school.

In this show, he shares some amazing insight on little-known tips that are sure to propel your business and speed up the road to prosperity.

Dr. Rice is the practice owner of East Amherst Dental Center in New York, and founder and creator of Ignite DDS, an education platform that prepares you for true success.

If you like If you want more great tips from Dr. David Rice, then you’ll want to download today’s bonus. It’s Dr. Rice’s Crush Success Guide. Get that here.

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

 

  • What you must know in order to become a leader (this will help you develop great systems and stay on course)
  • Why hiring someone with several years of experience shouldn’t be a priority (and what you should be looking for instead)
  • A reason to always carry business cards (it isn’t just to draw new patients)
  • An amazing tip to recruit the best talent (from places you hadn’t thought of before)
  • A major obstacle for young professionals (that can be discouraging and maybe even crush hopes of owning a practice)
  • A valuable thing to have if you’re moving to a new place
  • The number one thing to do if you’re a young dentist looking to build your team
  • Something to keep in mind if you’re intimidated by the idea of reaching out to people who are more successful than you are (who can offer valuable advice and connect you with other great people)
  • What Doctoritis is (and how it can rob you of living the American Dream)

 

Free Episode Bonus:

If you loved today’s episode, then you’re going to enjoy the bonus we have for you.

As you heard, being successful in this business isn’t about how good of a dentist you are.

Yes, it’s important, but how you manage people matters even more.

As a bonus for today, you can download a free copy of Dr. Rice’s The Crush Success Guide, where you’ll learn more great tips on how to make it in this business.

Click here to access that now.

Quotes:

“You don’t build a business, you build people. And then those people build your business for you.” -Dr. David Rice

Resources:

 

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.

Apr 16, 2016

As a dental practice owner, there are so many things you can be doing to grow your business…yet so little time.

One of the beautiful things about technology is that you can put it to use even when you’re not working (or working on something else).

Just ask today’s guest, Dr. Shawn Van De Vyver.

Dr. Van De Vyver has mastered the art of automation, so that he can stay top of mind with new and existing patients (and provide them with personalized experiences that keeps them coming back).

Dr. Van De Vyver is the owner of Great Lakes Dentistry and creator of practiceinapod.com, a tool that helps dentists find the best learning resources to build their business.

If you want to get more positive reviews for your business, you’ll like the bonus following. It’s The Super Awesome 5-Star Review Getting Letter. Get that here.

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

  • The types of patients you DON’T want and should gladly let go (so that you can focus on the patients you DO want)
  • The most successful way to transition patients from one location to another
  • A tech tool that will give you better long-term results than mailers
  • How to personalize new patient experiences
  • A time-efficient way to train new employees (so that you can spend more time on money-making tasks)
  • How marketing your practice is like dating
  • How to stay in touch with existing patients (with little effort)
  • A way to increase positive online reviews (to remain relevant and attract new patients who use reviews to make decisions)
  • How to quickly get a review website up
  • An automation tool that saves staff time and reduces patient no-shows

 

Free Episode Bonus:

Many people will check reviews before they decide to step through your doors. Reviews are a reflection of the work you’re doing. They are feedback for your business (wanted or unwanted).

If you want to get more positive reviews for your business so that you attract more online traffic, today’s bonus will help you with that.

The tough reality is that people are quick to tell the world about a negative experience, while most of those with a positive one aren’t as compelled to post a review.

With Dr. Van De Vyver’s Super Awesome 5-Star Review Getting Letter, you have an opportunity to change that. You can ask your customers for their feedback directly through email. If their experience wasn’t great, you have a chance to make it right; and if it was, you can encourage them to share it online.

Click here to access that now.

Quotes:

  • “Automation allows you to do a whole lot more with a whole lot less.” – Dr. Van De Vyver

 

Resources:

 

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.

Apr 7, 2016

It can take months, if not years, for someone to decide that they’re finally ready to own a practice.

Today’s guest will tell you that there’s no such thing as truly being “ready.”

As soon as he graduated from dental school, he was off to the races.

Sure, it takes a certain work ethic and skill set to run a successful practice, but waiting around can be costly.

Dr. Hunter Smith is a multiple practice owner, and a contributor on DentalTown, where he posts some of the best numbers-related content available.

If you are inspired to own a practice after today’s show, you’ll enjoy the bonus following. It’s Three Steps To Get Started On Finding A Practice To Buy. Get that here.

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

  • What to look for to see if a practice is a good match for you to purchase
  • The time when buying a practice with the intention to grow doesn’t make sense
  • The number one evaluating factor when determining a good startup location
  • Where to start if you’re looking to buy a dental practice
  • A problem you want to avoid as a multiple practice owner
  • The factor that matters more than the dentist-to-population ratio
  • The number one problem that keeps practices from growing
  • Scheduling mistakes to avoid

 

Free Episode Bonus:

If you were inspired to own a practice (or start acquiring more practices), then you’re going to enjoy the bonus I’ve prepared for you.

You don’t have to have it all figured out before you go out and buy a practice, but it helps to know how you can get off to a great start.

As today’s bonus, you can download Three Steps To Get Started On Finding A Practice To Buy.

Click here to access that now.

Quotes:

  • “You don’t know what you don’t know until you get in there and do it.” -Dr. Smith
  • “I learned more through owning five practices in one year than what I would’ve learned owning one practice for five years.” -Dr. Smith

 

Resources:

 

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.

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