The Dental Hacks Podcast

Can a "non-insurance" practice be insurance friendly? Can a practice that takes many insurance still be free from their constraints? 

In this special episode of the Dental Hacks podcast we feature a "debate" between Gary Takacs and Dr. Tarun Agarwal. We think you'll find the conversation enlightening no matter how much or how little insurance your practice takes!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_94.5.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Should your web guy be in jail? Are they charging you way too much for way too little? In our second round with Jeff Gladnick, CEO of Great Dental Websites we take a look at some of the crap that goes on with some dental web designers. Jeff answers a few other questions for us:

  • who should be creating content for your website?
  • how much is too much to be paying for monthly web hosting and updating?
  • who owns your website content?
  • how do you reach that perfect level where the jokes are all landing?

In the Brain Trust we continue our conversation with our "all associate" Brain Trust members: Dr. Sara Fam, Dr. John Syrbu, Dr. Ayesha Zahurullah and Dr. James Raymond. They tell us how they found the associateships that they're in now and give some really good insight to "poor pathetic dental students" that may be weighing their options for graduation. (Brain Trust starts at 44min, 40 seconds)

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Rich Dad, Poor Dad Tax Free Wealth, bonus: Dr. Pimple Popper Youtube channel (Jason is addicted)

Alan: CJ Optik Flexion Microscopes

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!

If you would like to support the podcast you can check out our Patreon page! Although the show will always remain free to download, our Patreon supporters get access to special bonus content including (at least) one extra podcast episode every months! Also be sure to check out the Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_94.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Marketing your dental practice starts with a website. Your presence on the internet is as necessary as the Yellow Pages was decades ago. So how do you know what makes a great dental website? You ask Jeff Gladnick, CEO of Great Dental Websites! In episode 93 the Dental Hacks learn a little bit about how Jeff got into creating website for dentists (he's got a family full of them) and how Great Dental Websites differs from other dental website companies. We also talk about the long tradition of sketchy dudes creating crappy websites for dentists and charging way too much for them and how a dentist can avoid these pitfalls!

In the Brain Trust we have a conversation with dentists that are currently in associateships. We talk with Dr. John Syrbu, Dr. Sarah Fam, Dr. James Raymond and Dr. Ayesha Zahurullah about their current associateship as well as a few past associateships that didn't work out so well. They give some valuable thoughts on what makes a great owner doctor and what makes one that you just can't work with.

 Interview starts at: 8:47, Brain Trust starts at: 44:38 (for Zachary, :-))

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Apple iPad Pro

Alan: Your Dental Success podcast

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_93.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In episode 92 we continue our interview with the amazing Lois Banta. As consultants go, she is top notch! We had comments from listeners to the last episode that said Lois wrecked their workout because they had to stop and take notes! In today's episode we ask Lois what are some of the "easy" changes a dentist can implement that will make a big difference immediately. As expected, she really comes through! Get your notepad and get ready to soak it all in!

We continue our Brain Trust with three of the speakers at the upcoming "Practice on Fire Live" conference coming up in Nashville, TN on May 13-14. We hear from Dr. Cory Glenn about his recent medical diagnosis, Dr. David Maloley on how challenges in your life can make you stronger and from Dr. Graham Dersley talking about his amazing research on lean principles in dentistry. Don't miss this conference! Jason and Alan are going to be there!

Some links from the show:

The Prism Podcast episode with Alan

The Dentalpreneur Podcast episode with Alan

Relentless Dentist podcast episode featuring Dr. Graham Dersley on lean principles

Cory Glenn on the Dental Hacks: episode 1 and episode 2

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Alan: The Federalist Radio Hour podcast

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_92.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ah, the schedule. The dentist's best friend or worst nightmare. Today's guest on the Dental Hacks podcast is Lois Banta, a consultant and speaker who gives a ton of ideas of how to whip your schedule into shape! Some of the highlights include:

  • who you should and shouldn't "pre-appoint" for 6 month recalls (hint: it's not everyone!)
  • how do you change the person's mind about cancelling an appointment?
  • how to create "the most reliable patient in the practice"
  • how do you know you've got the right consultant in your office?

Lois is awesome. You'll be hanging on her every word and she's going to give you ideas on how to fix that schedule!

You've probably heard of Practice on Fire Live. You know, the two day seminar on May 13-14 featuring a bunch of great speakers talking about a wide variety of topics from clinical excellence to how to run your business better. Today's Brain Trust features three of the masterminds behind this incredible seminar: Dr. Graham Dersley, Dr. David Maloley (aka: the Relentless Dentist) and Dental Hacks favorite Dr. Cory Glenn! One warning, though. If you listen to this...you're going to want to go!

Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Triad Gel

Alan: Sodastream Source

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! Also be sure to check out the brand new Dental Hacks swag store where you can find t-shirts, stickers coffee mugs and all sorts of other things that let the world know you're a part of the Hacks Nation!

 

Direct download: Dental_Hacks_ep_91.mp3
Category:dental -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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