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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 26, 2017

Do you count down the seconds on the clock until you can go home? Are you feeling burned out with all the work you’re putting into your dental practice? Do you feel like you have no time for anything else?

If you’re like most dental practice owners, you probably answered yes.

Look… everyone has a different reason for starting a dental practice, and while it is incredibly rewarding at times, it’s also a never-ending grind.

Make no mistake, running a successful practice is hard work, but it DOESN’T have to consume you every waking hour.

You CAN have successful practice while still having time for your relationships, watching sports, hanging out with your kids, or anything else you like to spend time doing.

My guest today, Justin Short is living proof.

Justin owns a very successful practice in the STL area and is also the founder of TheLifestylePractice.com where he shares his tips on how to maximize productivity and break free from the never ending grind.

For the last several years he’s been obsessed with how to grow his practice while still having work-life balance.
I think you’ll find his approach to work refreshing, and I know there are a few things you’ll be able to apply to your own practice.

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

  • How Justin Works An Average of 2 Days A Week While Still Running A Successful Dental Practice
  • The Secret To Work-Life Balance (It’s Not What You Think)
  • How Justin DOUBLED his practice revenue in less than 5 years.
  • Why Justin Is So Passionate About Changing His Patients Lives And How It Helps Him Grow His Business.
  • Justin’s Self Improvement Philosophy And How You Can Apply It To Your Practice.

Free Episode Bonus:

A special thanks to Justin for joining us today. We can all use a little more time in our life to focus on things other than business, and Justin has devoted his life to helping dentists reclaim their work life balance.

As a bonus for today, Justin has generously shared his free report, 5 Things You Don’t Need To Have For A Successful Practice.

You’ll definitely find a few of his suggestions counterintuitive, but his results speak for themselves.

I highly recommend you give it a read.

Click here for the bonus.

Resources:

Quotes: 

“Staying engaged with every patient every day.. are huge factors in growing your dental practice.” - Justin Short

“Patients want to know… can you help me? Can you fix my problems?” - Justin Short

“If you’re getting turned down over and over ... it’s not the patient's fault…. You need to get better.” - Justin Short

 Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this show 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 17, 2017

Today we have a special treat for you, in that, today’s episode is a little bit different than normal.

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Mark Costes, who for 99% percent of SYDP listeners needs very little introduction. Dr. Mark Costes is the owner of multiple successful practices as well as a visionary entrepreneur in the dental

Dr. Mark Costes is the owner of multiple successful practices as well as a visionary entrepreneur in the dental space running both True Dental Success and the Dentalprenuer podcast.

Dr. Mark Costes is the owner of multiple successful practices as well as a visionary entrepreneur in the dental space running both True Dental Success and the Dentalprenuer podcast.

I invited Dr. Costes on, for a Q&A with my Ambitious Mastermind students, where he answers real questions, from real dentists, who are currently trying to grow their practice.
I think you’ll really enjoy the format, and the specific actionable insights you’ll take away from the episode.

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

  • The best way to grow and scale your dental practice.
  • How to become a “true CEO” of your practice.
  • Mark’s best tips and tricks to managing and building a great team.
  • The ROI of being involved in your local community.
  • Common mistakes most dentists make and how to avoid them.

Free Episode Bonus

A huge thanks to Dr. Mark Costes for coming on the show and answering some pressing issues for dentists who are currently in the trenches growing their practice.

Dr. Mark is one of the brightest minds in the dental space today, so I hope you were taking notes.

As a bonus for today, I've put together a free guide on the 7 Tools I Use To Stay Productive and Grow My Business.

Click here the list!

Resources:

 Support The Show:

Without you, Ambitious Dentists, this show 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 10, 2017

As a dental practice owner trying to grow your business, you’re always on the lookout for new ways to get patients in the door.

But let’s be honest, with so many options, it can be just a little bit overwhelming.

I’ve even experienced this myself, with my business DentistMetrics.

How many times have you heard the following from a friend or colleague.

“You need to be on Facebook.”

“You need to be running Google ads.”

“You need to be on Instagram… Snapchat.. Or the latest marketing platform.”

Of course, many of these tools and strategies are great for bringing in more business, but in always searching for the ‘next best thing’ we often neglect the simple path to what actually works.

One of the things that just works but is often overlooked, is patient reviews.

Which is why I’m excited to share today’s conversation with Dr. Shawn Van De Vyver who previously joined us on Episode 35 of the podcast.

Dr. Shawn is the Founder of Great Lakes Dentistry and a super successful entrepreneur in the dental space. And he’s cracked the code on how to get patient reviews without spending hours of your time with the process.

I think you’ll find our conversation eye opening when it comes to the power of patient reviews.

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

  • Dr. Shawn’s favorite optimization tweaks for your dental practice marketing.
  • The dreaded “dental tax” and why it hurts dentists.
  • Why you should always be thinking of ways to automate your practice.
  • The “low hanging fruit” effect of patient reviews.
  • Why Shawn decided to build the dental software he needed himself.
  • The myth of the “magic bullet” and how to stay focused.

Free Episode Bonus

A huge thanks to Dr. Shawn for coming back on the show and keeping us to date with how to automate and optimize your dental practice.

As Dr. Shawn mentioned, while there’s no magic bullet in any business, there are some things you can do that will add considerable value overtime.

Getting more patient reviews is one of them.

As a bonus for today, Shawn has generously offered his 13 Ways To Get More Patient Reviews Checklist as well as a VERY special LIFETIME discount to his new dental software.

If you’re looking to get more reviews for your practice and avoid the “dental tax” this might be perfect for you.

Click here to learn how to get more patient reviews.


Quotes:

  • “You shouldn’t have to pay more for the same tools.. Just because you’re a dentist.” - Dr Shawn Van De Vyver
  • “It doesn’t have to be a formal thing.. You can plant the seed for patients to leave a review. It starts with the office culture.” -Dr Shawn 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 3, 2017

One of the hardest parts about running a dental practice is keeping a consistent revenue stream coming in month after month.

Some months you might do great.. And the next month.. Not so much.

This often leads to an incredible amount of stress and lost productivity.

Of course, you can always ramp up your marketing and referral efforts, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Fortunately there are other ways to ensure the lights stay on while staying sane.

Today I’m excited to share my conversation with Dr. John Montoya, owner of two successful practices and founder of Boulder Dental Design the Elm Savings Plan.

I think you’ll find our conversation full of actionable insights you can take today to help improve your practice.

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

  • How John was able to double the production in his practice.
  • Why having a patient savings plan can make all the difference for you and your business.
  • The power of “passive income” and how to create more revenue streams for your dental practice.
  • The best way to simplify your marketing and advertising efforts..

Free Episode Bonus

A special thanks to Dr. John Montoya for sharing his insights on how to build consistent and reliable revenue streams for your dental practice. The more revenue streams you have coming in the more time you can focus on the big picture items that will really make a difference for you and your business.

As a bonus today John has offered a significant discount on his Elm Savings Plan.

Quotes:

“Everything trails down to your finances." - Dr. John Montoya 

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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