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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 27, 2017

Dental. Supplies.

No, I’m not trying to intentionally give you a headache or make your blood pressure immediately rise by mentioning those dreaded words.

But.. if we’re being honest.. It’s no secret that finding the right supplies at the right cost.. In a time efficient manner… is one of the hardest things to do as a dentist.

And we didn’t even mention good quality.

There has been a lot of innovation in the dental space over the years, but I haven’t seen anything quite like what today’s guest is doing, helping dental owners get the best supplies for the cheapest cost.. In just a few clicks.

Today I’m very excited to share my conversation with Tiger Safarov -- CEO of Zen Supplies. His story is nothing short of incredible, and I really believe he just might be able to change the way you look at dental supplies when it comes to your practice. 

 Take Tiger's Inventory Challenge -- He'll Help You Save Money or You Get 12 months access to ZenSupplies for free. Click here to learn more.  

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

  • Tiger’s Inspiring Story On How He’s Disrupting The Dentist Industry With His Tech Startup
  • The Quickest Way To Reduce Your Inventory Cost.
  • Why Most Dental Software Doesn’t Have The End Consumer (You) In Mind And How Tiger Hopes To Fix That.
  • The Bad Habits Most Dentist’s Have When It Comes To Purchasing Inventory And How To Fix Them
  • Why The Secrecy Behind Dental Inventory Is Hurting The Community.

And much more.

Free Episode Bonus

A special thanks to Tiger for sticking around and sharing some incredible insight on his mission to change the dental world.

As you heard, Tiger has generously offered to take a look at your some of your most recent invoices --- and personally show you how you can reduce your supply costs.

Because he knows SYDP listeners take action he also issued an exclusive SYDP challenge. If he can’t help you reduce your costs.. He’ll give you 12 months of free membership to ZenSupplies.

This is definitely one of those times you want to take action.

You really have nothing to lose.

Click here to learn more about the challenge.


Quotes:

“With Zen Supplies our main driver is to make things as easy as possible for you.” - Tiger Safarov

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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 21, 2017

The tools and software you use to run your practice can either help enable you get more done.. Or make life needlessly complicated.

For dentists, it’s often the latter.

Fortunately, we’ve seen some incredible innovation in the dental tools and software space over the last few years which is why I’m incredibly excited to share my conversation with Kevin Rossen of Divergent Dental, whom I had the chance to sit down with a few weeks ago at the Voices of Dentistry event.

In our quick chat we covered a ton of ground about how to effectively track the numbers in your practice, in a way that doesn’t drive you insane.

[su_note note_color="#028000 " text_color="#ffffff " radius="5"] Want to get the most from your next dental conference? You'll love the guide I put together.  Click Here For The Guide [/su_note]

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

  • Kevin’s Morning Huddle Method To Instantly Boost Team Productivity
  • The 3 metrics that are essential to track in your practice.
  • Why not all dental software is created equal, and how to choose the right tools.
  • The metrics you should know daily, and the metrics you can “ignore” when starting out.
  • How To Overcome The Barriers To Tracking Certain Metrics (And Increase Staff Buy In)

And much more.

Free Episode Bonus

A special thanks to Kevin for joining the show today. If you build the right systems for your practice, you can effortlessly track the numbers that matter.

Over the last few weeks I’ve talked a lot about some amazing conferences to grow your practice. Several listeners have reached out asking how I make the most out of each conference I attend. So today, I put together a free guide “5 Ways To Get More Out of Any Conference You Attend”

I really think you'll get a lot out of the guide, even if a conference isn't quite on your radar yet.

I talk about tips for networking and why setting goals for your conference is important.

Click here to get the guide.


Quotes:

  • “You don’t have to know all your numbers daily. Just the right ones.” -  Kevin Rossen

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.

 

Feb 13, 2017

Look.

Running a successful dental practice is incredibly difficult.

Day in and day out, you’re juggling marketing, budgets, growing your team.. and a million other things on your always expanding todo list.

I get it.

And yet… at the end of the day, as a practice owner, you have to remember, you’re in the SERVICE industry.

Which means, everything you do should be focused on providing the best service you possibly can.

Because ultimately that’s what keeps the lights on.

Which unfortunately, many dentists often forget.

Today I’m excited to share my conversation with Dr. Anissa Holmes from Delivering Wow. You may remember her from episode 9 of the SYDP podcast where she shared her insight on how to get the most out of Facebook.

We recently had a chance to reconnect at the Voices of Dentistry Summit and I knew I had to have her back on the show. I’m absolutely blown away with what’s she’s been able to accomplish since we last sat down to chat.

As cliche as it might sound, she really delivers the wow in this one and shares exactly how to do the same for your practice.

[su_note note_color="#028000 " text_color="#ffffff " radius="5"]Enjoy the episode? You'll Love The Delivering Wow Roadmap Checklist from Dr. Anissa Holmes  Click Here For The Checklist[/su_note]

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

  • What “delivering wow” means to Anissa,  and how you can apply it to your own practice.
  • Anissa’s expansion to teaching, and how it’s also helped accelerate her own practice.
  • Her decision process on whether to purchase another practice.
  • How to grow your practice and WORK LESS (yes, it’s true.)
  • The systems and team you need to fast track your growth.
  • How  to increase your “Luck" through discipline. 
  • The power of “reverse engineering” and how it applies to you.

And much more.

Free Episode Bonus

A special thanks to Anissa for coming on the show. As she has proven time and time again, by over delivering in your practice and life, you can blow your competition out of the water and deliver an experience that your patients won’t ever forget.

If you want to "deliver wow" in your own practice, you'll love her free delivering wow roadmap checklist. She goes through dozens of things you can do TODAY, to create the best possible experience for your your practice.

It goes without saying, she's one of the very few who actually practice what the preach, and I know you'll get a ton out of the roadmap.

Click here to get the checklist.


Quotes:

  • “I've grown my practice.. and work less.” - Dr. Anissa Holmes
  • "A great experience matters." - Dr. Anissa Holmes

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.

Feb 8, 2017

As you may know, a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Voices of Dentistry event.

It was easily one of the best events I’ve attended in recent memory, and I was fortunate to connect with some of the best in the business.

Turns out, when a bunch of podcasters get together for a live event, they tend to.. Well.. record some podcasts.

I hope to be sharing what I learned over the next few weeks as well as some of the many conversations I had with other top performing attendees and speakers.

Today I’m excited to share my chat with Dr. Mike DiTolla, who you might know from the Accidental Genius Podcast or the Dentsply Sirona event.

He dives deep into mastering the art of crowns and bridges as well of some of his best tips and tricks to grow your practice. Without exception improving your crown and bridge procedures can make a huge difference in your practice.

 
Here are a few things you'll discover in today's episode
  • How To Leverage Community To Grow Your Network And Practice
  • How Dr. Mike DiTolla got into the Dentist Industry And What He’s Learned From 25 + years in the field.
  • Why “Mobile” is so important for your practice and continued education.
  • 3 Mistakes New Dentists Make And How To Avoid Them
  • Why Dentists Are Like Professional Athletes and What That Means For Your Practice
  • The Best Way To Learn From Your Peers To Improve Your Procedures.

And much more.

Bonus

A special thanks to Mike getting into the nitty gritty on how to improve crown and bridge procedures as well as sharing his 25+ years of dental industry knowledge.

As Mike mentions, most dentists never truly master the art of crowns and bridges. I hope this episode has inspired you to rethink and improve your current procedures. Master the clinical side of your practice, and I know you'll see great results.

If you want to get an inside look into the planning, and strategy of fast growing dental practice owners you’ll love the event The Dental Ownership Summit. 


Quotes:

  • “There’s no excuse to not do great crown and bridge preparations.” - Dr. Mike DiTolla

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.

Feb 3, 2017

There comes a time in the life of every dental practice when one practice just isn’t enough.

Which brings you to the next logical step -- expansion.

Maybe acquiring your first (or yet another) practice has been on the top of your goals for 2017. Or maybe you’re not quite there yet.

Regardless, knowing how to navigate the often turbulent waters of practice acquisition is an important skill to build a thriving practice now and for many years to come.

Today I’m excited to share my conversation with Hunter Smith owner of the Southern Dental Group.

What he’s been able to do at the young age of 28 is nothing short of amazing.

You may remember him from episode 38 of Dentist Metrics where he talked about his process on how he was able to acquire 5 practices.

In the short time since we’ve last talked, he’s acquired yet another practice and has positioned himself to continue to invest in his future while sharing what he’s learned along the way.

Even if you’re not “ready” to acquire a practice yet , I know you’ll get a ton out of our conversation .

[su_note note_color="#028000 " text_color="#ffffff " radius="5"]Learn Everything You Need To Know About Buying Your First Practice At The Dental Ownership Summit Learn More Here.[/su_note]

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

  • When You Should Consider Acquire A Practice And When Not Too
  • How Hunter Is Able To Acquire A Practice Nearly Every Quarter
  • Why Acquiring Your First Practice Is Harder Than Expanding Further
  • The “Double Effort Myth” When It Comes To Acquiring A New Practice
  • The Chicken Before The Egg Mistake And How To Avoid It
  • The New Practice Mindset and How To Develop It
  • How To Handle Staff Transition During The Acquisition Process.
  • The Leadership Factor When Buying A New Practice
  • How To Be Confident During Chaos And Demonstrate Leadership To Your Team

Free Episode Bonus:

Want to learn more about dental ownership? You’ll love the upcoming Dental Ownership Summit February 16th and 17th in San Antonio, where some of the best in the dental industry share what they know to take your practice to the next level. You'll learn virtually everything you need to know about how to buy a practice successfully. 

I personally know many of the attendees and speakers and know you'll get a ton of value out of the event. Texas is always wonderful this time a year as well so you'll get the best of both worlds.

Learn More Now

Quotes:

  • "Buying your first practice is always the hardest step. But can make all the difference." - Hunter 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.

There comes a time in the life of every dental practice when one practice just isn’t enough.

Which brings you to the next logical step -- expansion.

Maybe acquiring your first (or yet another) practice has been on the top of your goals for 2017. Or maybe you’re not quite there yet.

Regardless, knowing how to navigate the often turbulent waters of practice acquisition is an important skill to build a thriving practice now and for many years to come.

Today I’m excited to share my conversation with Hunter Smith owner of the Southern Dental Group.

What he’s been able to do at the young age of 28 is nothing short of amazing.

You may remember him from episode 38 of Dentist Metrics where he talked about his process on how he was able to acquire 5 practices.

In the short time since we’ve last talked, he’s acquired yet another practice and has positioned himself to continue to invest in his future while sharing what he’s learned along the way.

Even if you’re not “ready” to acquire a practice yet , I know you’ll get a ton out of our conversation .

[su_note note_color="#028000 " text_color="#ffffff " radius="5"]Learn Everything You Need To Know About Buying Your First Practice At The Dental Ownership Summit Learn More Here.[/su_note]

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

  • When You Should Consider Acquire A Practice And When Not Too
  • How Hunter Is Able To Acquire A Practice Nearly Every Quarter
  • Why Acquiring Your First Practice Is Harder Than Expanding Further
  • The “Double Effort Myth” When It Comes To Acquiring A New Practice
  • The Chicken Before The Egg Mistake And How To Avoid It
  • The New Practice Mindset and How To Develop It
  • How To Handle Staff Transition During The Acquisition Process.
  • The Leadership Factor When Buying A New Practice
  • How To Be Confident During Chaos And Demonstrate Leadership To Your Team

Free Episode Bonus:

Want to learn more about dental ownership? You’ll love the upcoming Dental Ownership Summit February 16th and 17th in San Antonio, where some of the best in the dental industry share what they know to take your practice to the next level. You'll learn virtually everything you need to know about how to buy a practice successfully. 

I personally know many of the attendees and speakers and know you'll get a ton of value out of the event. Texas is always wonderful this time a year as well so you'll get the best of both worlds.

Learn More Now

Quotes:

  • "Buying your first practice is always the hardest step. But can make all the difference." - Hunter 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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