The Dental Hacks Podcast

In episode 68 The Dental Hacks get a chance to talk with world renowned author, clinician and researcher Dr. Scott Ganz. Dr. Ganz was one of the first dentists to understand and apply the use of cone beam and other imaging technologies to dentistry. Some of what we talk with Dr. Ganz about:

  • What do recent mergers and acquisitions of dental companies mean when it comes to the future of CBCT and dental implants?
  • Is CBCT the standard of care in implant dentistry?
  • What's the history of using CBCT technology in dentistry?

Dr. Ganz is a visionary and shares some great information in today's episode!

The Brain Trust discusses cars. All kinds of stuff about cars? What are they driving? Do they buy use their cars for business? Leasing or buying? You'll hear some great stories and ideas from a panel of Brain Trust favorites: Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Lance Timmerman and Dr. Tammy Bailey!

 In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

  • Animoto: Jason's go to software for easily making videos for Facebook marketing.
  • The More Perfect Union Podcast: Alan has helped start another podcast...this one talking about politics!

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_68.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 8:36am EST

"My goal was to open an office where we could offer every service available dentally that would be convenient and affordable for everybody to come in."

In episode 67 we continue our conversation with Dr. Dennis Frazee. He's a relatively new grad. Like 2012 new grad. His startup is growing like crazy and he tells us about his keys to his success. First, he tells us a bit about how he chose his location and how important that ended up being. Secondly, he sings the praises of being able to sedate patients in his office safely and reliably. Last, he tells us where he focused his time and money (and how he financed it) on CE. This interview is packed with so many pearls you might as well make a necklace out of it!

In the Brain Trust we continue discussing our experiences with customer service failures and how we can apply these lessons in our own business. A couple high points:

  • There needs to be a specialist that helps arrange financing and best deals on equipment purchasing. If someone would do that and help save dentists money and headaches, they will make themselves VERY valuable.
  • Are all website design companies shady?
  • Why is there so much turnover in the dental sales industry?

Be sure to check out this video from listener Dr. Nicholas Miller! He took us up on our Youtube video challenge from a couple weeks back and we think you should check out his video!

You can see his whole channel here!

In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

  • Zicam: Jason has the plague and Zicam helped him get through the weekend at CEREC30
  • 99% Invisible: "A tiny radio show about design with Roman Mars." One of the more recent editions to my "don't miss" list of podcasts.

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: Dental_Hacks_ep_67.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Dr. Dennis Frazee is a general dentist in Moorseville, Indiana. He's a relatively recent graduate...2012. He started a scratch practice soon after finishing dental school. And he's killing it. KILLING it! For such a humble guy, he has an amazing story and a lot of tips for anyone interested in startup practices, incorporating technology in the practice or even what CE to take right after graduation to help jump start your dental career! He talks about handling student debt as well has how to finance a startup as a new graduate. He's funny and informative. That's what makes him a terrific DentalHacks interview!

Episode 66 also features our first "all male" Brain Trust. Trust me, it's not as hot as it sounds. We feature Dr. Matt Standridge, Dr. Mike Keller, Jason and Alan talking about customer service. Specifically, customer service toward dentists. Did it end up as kind of a bitch session? Yes. Is it entertaining and enlightening? Yes. I think you'll find something you relate to here!

In our "Go Hack Yourself" segment we feature:

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_66.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Does your office have a Youtube channel? Did you know that Youtube is the second largest search engine on the internet? In episode 65 Charles Crawford of Crawford and O'Brien explains why video is super effective to drive traffic to your website and how simple it can be to make it work for you! In addition, Charles gives ideas on how to get more Google and Yelp reviews, whether a blog is right for your office and gives an idea about how much website and SEO services should cost your office. Don't miss the second half of this interview!

In episode 65 the Brain Trust discusses the best and worst things about their offices. Dr. Melissa Zettler, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. David Scardella and Dr. Frank Clayton explain the strengths and weaknesses of their particular offices and then offer suggestions of inexpensive things that make their offices stand out! For instance, did you know that Frank Clayton is the Chapstick king of Georgia?

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!

 

Links from today's show:

http://crawfordandobrien.com/webinar

big window
Melissa's big windows
Melissa's chapstick 1
Melissa's lip balm
Dave's spa room
Dave's spa room
Tammy's adult book store across the street
Tammy's adult book store across the street
Tammy's creepy staff bathroom
Tammy's creepy staff bathroom
Direct download: Dental_Hacks_episode_65.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Episode 64.5 features a cross posted episode with Dr. David and Karah Maloley's Relentless Dentist podcast. Dr. Dave interviews Dental Hacks host Alan Mead and the two of them speak candidly about dental school, drug addiction and redemption. 

Every dentist and team member should hear this episode!

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_64.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 11:00am EST

How is your new patient flow? Could you use more? Our guest on the Dental Hacks today is Charles Crawford, one of the founders of Crawford and O'Brien. And even though that sounds a lot like a law firm, these guys are in business to help dentists with websites, SEO, pay-per-click ads and other strategies to help dentists bring new patients into their office. Charles gives a bunch of great information from website design to tracking exactly where your leads are coming from to help you understand your web presence and what you can do to improve it! You're going to find this interview helpful and entertaining!

Our Brain Trust segment features a game of "what if?" Our intrepid panel includes Dr. Frank Clayton, Dr. Tammy Bailey, Dr. Melissa Zettler and Dr. David Scardella and we discuss what other options they were all looking at when they made the decision to become a dentist. Then we ask them what they would do if dentistry was somehow no longer an option. You'll find their answers interesting and funny and it will probably make you think about it, too! Tell us your story by emailing us at info@dentalhacks.com!

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!

Links from today's show:

Aquasil Ultra Cordless

Teflon tape

Great Lakes Orthodontics investment clay

SEOmoz local

Mark Costes' Dental Success Institute Mastermind Event: 

The event will be held on September 25th-26th at the Liason Hotel.
The meeting will run from 7am-5 pm each day with Breakfast and Lunch provided each day and dinner provided on the 25th.
The admission cost is $497 for one doctor and 1 key team member or spouse.
email them at: info@truedentalsuccess.com and mention Dental Hacks for $50 off admission!
Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_64.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:14am EST

1