The Dental Hacks Podcast

Could I go to prison for poor record keeping? How afraid should I be of the government, the state board or insurance companies. In episode 59 of the DentalHacks podcast we talk to Todd Zettler about this and more! Todd is married to Dr. Melissa Zettler who is a regular on our very own Brain Trust. However, he's also a lawyer and prosecutor for Scott county Minnesota. He's a legal expert and listener to the podcast, so we just knew we had to have him on! Todd sets the record straight on the real legal risks dentists have in every day practice. We also talk about embezzlement, the Minnesota Care tax and even a legal perspective on premedication for joint replacement patients! This is a unique interview that you shouldn't miss!Todd Zettler

In the Brain Trust segment we continue with an all star panels discussing how to bring a new dentist into an existing practice. The panel (consisting of Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Lance Timmerman and DentalHacks hosts Dr. Jason Lipscomb and Dr. Alan Mead) cover tons of intriguing topics including:

  • What do you do with the existing doctor?
  • How do you know when your practice is ready for an associate?
  • What technologies are must haves when you're buying, selling or joining a new practice?

 This is one of the Brain Trust's best efforts and you won't be disappointed!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_59_final.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Every dentist has heard stories. If you become a paying customer, will Yelp get rid of bad reviews? Does Yelp manipulate the reviews you get if you don't pay them? In episode 58, Jason and Alan ask the questions you've always wanted to ask Yelp. Morgan Remmers, Yelp's manager of local business outreach, returns to give you the straight story about Yelp ads, dealing with crazy reviewers and all the conspiracy theories. Her answers may change the way you look at review sites forever!Morgan Remmers Headshot Office cropped

The Brain Trust features a discussion of how to transition a new doctor into a dental practice. Whether you've just purchased a practice from an existing dentist, you're a new associate or you're thinking of bringing in an associate, it's valuable to know the best way to handle the transition. So...we asked the Brain Trust! Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Tarun Agarwal and Dr. Melissa Zettler join Jason and Alan to discuss how you manage the existing team and doctor when a new doctor comes into the practice. This listener generated subject may help you in your next career transition!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_58.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Episode 57 features an interview with Morgan Remmers, the manager of local business outreach of Yelp. Yelp is a very hot topic with dentists now that your patients can tell the world about their experience at your office. Morgan explains how Yelp started, why certain reviews show up while others don't and what kind of patients are likely to review you. You'll hear how you can claim and promote your own Yelp page to the advantage of your business. If you've ever wanted to know how the heck Yelp works, Morgan fills us in!Morgan Remmers Headshot Office cropped

In our Brain Trust segment we continue a discussion about treating family, friends and dental teams that we started a few episodes ago. You'll hear how Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Andy Hayes have dealt with (and been burned by) treating. The Brain Trust offers a simple (but not easy) solution to these problems that pretty much works all the time as long as you're willing to do it!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Some links from the show:

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_57.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

In this bonus episode of the DentalHacks podcast you get to be a fly on the wall with a couple of Brain Trust favorites. You'l hear Dr. Brent Young, Dr. Andy Hayes and co host Dr. Alan Mead talk about CBCTs, dental school, video games, Jared from Subway and the worst mutation you could ever have as an X-man. Enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_56.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

How badly did you want to go to dental school? How many rejections would it have taken for you to decide dental school wasn't for you? Or were you like Dr. Mark Costes and wouldn't take no for an answer?

Today's episode features Dr. Mark Costes, a succesful multiple practice owner, dental practice coach and entrepreneur. He tells us about some of the challenges he had to overcome to become a dentist and how he's leveraged his dental training to become much more than just a practicing dentist. Case in point...Jason had Dr. Costes analyze his practice and talked about where you might decrease overhead (hint: dental supplies and lab fees are a pet peeve of his!).

Dr. Costes is also a dental podcaster and you can find his show, The Dentalpreneur Podcast on iTunes or on his website: www.truedentalsuccess.com. We're fans of what he's doing for the profession and we think you will be too!

If you have any questions or comments for us please drop us an email at info@dentalhacks.com or find us (and like us!) at www.facebook.com/dentalhacks. Or, if you prefer...give us a call at (866) 223-5257 and leave us a message. You might be played in the show! If you like us, why not leave us a review on iTunes? It helps us get found by like minded people and might even help us get into "What's Hot" in the iTunes store! Go to this link and let the world know about the DentalHacks! Finally, if you aren't an Apple person, consider reviewing us on Stitcher at: stitcher.com/podcast/the-dentalhacks-podcast!

Direct download: DentalHacks_ep_56.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

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