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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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Aug 25, 2017

Hey Ambitious Dentists,

I have a really exciting interview for you today, with the one and only Weston Lunsford, CEO of Dental Intel…

Dental Intel is one of the most popular tools used by dentists to help track the metrics and numbers that matter, so you can focus on dentistry.

In addition to running Dental Intel, Weston is very active in the dental community and is always looking for ways to help dentists make breakthroughs in their practice.

As a numbers guy myself, I couldn’t be more excited about our conversation today.

In today’s interview, you will learn...

And much more.

If you’re looking to make better use of your metrics, and increase case acceptance for your practice, you won’t want to miss our conversation.

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

  • How Weston has seen some of his clients see case acceptance by 5,10 or even 15% in a little as just a few weeks.
  • Why knowing your numbers is only the first step… and how to turn your metrics into actionable insights
  • How Weston got into the dental industry and what he’s learned running Dental Intel
  • Weston’s view on failure… and how it’s helped him find success.
  • The golf club analogy and how it applies to your practice.

Now here’s the interview, with Weston Lunsford.

Aug 17, 2017

Ever run into this problem?

A patient comes into your office with a major tooth ache. Within minutes you know they need a procedure done. Problem is… the procedure is a bit on the expensive side.

You explain the situation to your patient, and the patient agrees, they WANT the treatment... But simply can’t afford the cost.

So they ask you to do the minimal amount to make the pain go away. Of course, within a few months, they will be back sitting in the chair right where they started.


The truth of the matter is, as a dentist you provide services that can change a patient's lives, but that doesn’t always come cheap.

Fortunately, there are some alternatives out there today that allow you to provide the care you recommend while not forcing the patient into financial ruin.

How? By providing quality patient financing.

They keyword there is quality.

Of course, there are a few bad apples in the financial space who offer those in need predatory interest rates, but with today’s technology and information at hand, there ARE options and services that aim to create win-win- situations for all those involved.

The lenders can make money, you generate more revenue for your practice, and the patient gets the service they deserve.

Today’s guests Brad Bailor and Dave Roehr of Proceed Finance have a very interesting background and I think you’ll find their view of patient financings interesting, even if you don’t plan to offer patient financing.

Here is some of what you will learn today: 

  • Why quality patient financing can create additional revenue for you and your practice AND help your patients afford the care they need.
  • Brad and Dave’s “risk shared model” and why they believe it’s changing the world of dental financing.
  • How to decide if patient financing is right for your practice.
  • Common misconceptions of patient financing as well as the pros and cons.

And much more.

Now here’s my interview with Brad Bailor and Dave Roehr.

 
Aug 9, 2017

Whether you’re just about to start your dental practice or looking to take your current practice to the next level, it all starts with building a good team.

In dental school, you learned how to fill a cavity and spent thousands of hours studying dentistry… but I’m guessing you didn’t have to take a course on how to build a great team.

Which is why I’m so excited to introduce today’s guest  Alex Nottingham, CEO of All-Star Dental Academy.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Alex, he is one of THE experts when it comes to building a great team and has provided hundreds of dentists all across the world the training and resources to set your dental practice up for success.

As I mention in the interview, Alex and I have been wanting to do this interview for over two years, and I think it was definitely worth the wait!

Here are a few things you'll learn:

  • Why building a team is so important, and the 2-3 things it takes to succeed.
  • The importance of “coaching” and why you need to make it a priority.
  • Alex’s “Business Growth Formula” and how you can apply it to your practice.
  • Why not investing in employee training now, can actually cost you thousands of dollars down the road.

And much more.

Quotes

"Price is important… but you’re changing lives. You’re SAVING lives." - Alex Nottingham

Resources

All-Star Dental Academy 

LAST Chane To Enter The 4 Books Every Dentist Should Read Giveaway!

We're excited to announce our very first book giveaway here at Start Your Dental Practice, my way of saying thanks for being a part of the SYDP community! To enter the contest just text " fourbooks " to 33444 and you'll be entered to receive four of my favorite books that I recommend to my clients. This is your last chance to enter before our drawing on Thursday.

There's no catch to join and in a few weeks I'll be picking a subscriber at random and sending the books their way!

Already have a copy of the books? No worries -- if you win I'll send you a $50 dollar gift card instead.

Again, to enter the contest just text " fourbooks " to 33444 and you'll be entered to win! I'll also immediately send you the list of books in case you can't wait and want to invest in the books today.

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