T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

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T-Bone Speaks is a dental podcast dedicated to helping you achieve clinical, financial, and personal balance in dentistry. Dr. Tarun “T-Bone” Agarwal brings years of practical experience and a unique ‘in the trenches’ view of dentistry to the podcast. Thanks to his entertaining demeanor and down to earth approach, you’ll be looking forward to each episode. For more great resources on dental learning or to submit a question to the hosts please visit www.TBoneSpeaks.com .


Getting Patients to YES with Dr. Paul Homoly
May 27 • 42 min
I have a firm belief that dentists aren’t achieving their potential - clinically, financially, or enjoyment. And in my opinion it boils down to the fact that we simply don’t connect with our patients. This lack of connection decreases case acceptance, has…
Medical Billing and Dentistry with Mr. Hootan Shahidi
May 20 • 39 min
There are three ways to grow revenue in a dental practice. Of the three the best way is to increase reimbursement for procedures you are already doing and/or doing for free. Medical billing has the potential for just that - it can increase reimbursement…
Practice Growth Journey with Dr. Steven Hernandez
May 13 • 24 min
Listen as I sit down and talk with Dr. Steven Hernandez about how he has grown his practice and specifically how technology has played a role in this growth. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
10 Commandments of Building A Practice Culture with Dr. Christian Yaste
Apr 22 • 51 min
In this episode I sit with Dr Christian Yaste at his office in Charlotte NC and our conversation turns to the 10 commandments that have been paramount to building a practice culture that has allowed his practice to thrive. —- Send in a voice message:…
Adding In House Specialists To Your Practice with Santosh Patel
Apr 15 • 51 min
Have you ever considered adding an in house specialist to your practice? Contact Santosh Patel - [email protected] —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Getting Ready For A Startup with Dr. Noumi Mujahid
Apr 9 • 58 min
Getting for A Startup with Dr. Noumi Mujahid —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Growing As An Associate with Dr. Ronney Tay
Mar 26 • 40 min
In this episode I speak with Dr Ronney Tay about his journey out of dental school to becoming a complete dental professional. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
IDS Day 2 at IDS
Mar 14 • 34 min
IDS Day 2 in Review —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
IDS Day 1 in Review
Mar 13 • 36 min
A conversation with dr john Pasicznyk and dr sully Sullivan about our day 1 at IDS. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
He Bought a DSO Location and Made It A Private Practice with Dr. Matt Howell
Mar 4 • 37 min
One for the good guys! Dr. Matt Howell was an associate at a DSO location and when things weren’t going as expected for the DSO, he was able to purchase the practice. He talks about taking over, making it his own, and doubling the practice. The best way…
106 - Overcoming Struggles of Implementing Sleep Apnea in the Dental Practice
Feb 26 • 32 min
In this episode I speak with Dr. Eric Ballou. Eric is a phenomenal person and dentist in Boise, ID. In this episode we talk directly and frankly about overcoming common struggles to implementing sleep apnea in the general dental practice. You are going to…
Going Against The Grain with Dr. Jessica Henderson
Feb 17 • 51 min
Today we talk with Dr. Jessica Henderson of Bend, OR. We talk about her practice purchase that the brokers said was “crazy”, why she went against the grain, and what she did to make it into a sparkling gem. —- Send in a voice message:…
From Iraq to the USA with Dr. Anas Zain
Feb 11 • 50 min
Every once in a while you need a reality check. A random lunch with Dr. Anas Zain was exactly what I needed to get me back on track. Dr. Zain is originally from Iraq and is now practicing in Northern Virginia. His background and story made me realize that…
BONUS - Conversation with Dr. Mark Costes of the Dental Success Network
Feb 1 • 52 min
BONUS SURPRISE. I am in Phoenix teaching our Sleep Level 1 Implementation seminar with Dr. Erin Elliott and we are hosting it. Dr. Mark Costes facility. I asked him to record a podcast conversation with me and it is absolutely worth a listen. —- Send in a…
Where has TBone been?
Jan 28 • 8 min
I’ve been missing in action and wanted to give you an update as to why I have gone missing, what to expect in 2019, and how you can help me continue the podcast. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
2019 Millenial MasterMind
Dec 17, 2018 • 16 min
I am a firm believer that your first 5 years in practice sets the stage for the trajectory of your career. Now more than ever it has become confusing on what path your career should take as a young dentist. Together with Dr. Sully Sullivan we are hosting…
How to Reach Financial Freedom with Chuck McKee
Aug 28, 2018 • 36 min
In this podcast episode, I meet with a close friend of mine, Chuck McKee, to discuss something that dentists are reluctant to talk about – financial freedom. Chuck has 20 years of dental experience and partners with dentists across the country to help…
How to Save Time Training New Employees with Kevin & Missy Fryer
Aug 14, 2018 • 40 min
On this podcast episode, I speak with husband and wife power-duo, Dr. Kevin W. Fryer and Missy Fryer. Kevin and Missy own their practice, “Kevin W. Fryer DDS INC” in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Kevin graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989 while…
Radiology & The Value of 3D Imagery with Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber
Aug 7, 2018 • 33 min
I’m thrilled to welcome my special guest, Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber, onto the show to talk all about dental radiology and what radiology can do for your dental practice. Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber is a dental radiologist and associate professor in the Department…
Why You Should Never Take Your Hygienist For Granted with Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach
Jul 24, 2018 • 32 min
Join me on another highly anticipated episode of T-Bone Speaks. In this episode, I interview Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach from Rocky Top Dentistry about working in a small-town dental practice and why you should value your dental hygienists. Dr. Leslie…
Advice for Young Dentists with Dr. Dhaval Patel
Jul 17, 2018 • 46 min
Episode 18 of the T-Bone Speaks podcast is now LIVE! For this episode, I invited my good friend and CEREC expert, Dr. Dhaval Patel, back onto the show. Dr. Dhaval Patel is a practicing dentist at Pleasant Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics in Roseville,…
How to Negotiate Insurance Fees with Sandi Hudson from Unlock The PPO
Jul 3, 2018 • 34 min
Join me on episode 17 of the podcast to listen to my discussion with Sandi Hudson from “Unlock the PPO” about how to negotiate with PPO insurance companies. Sandi is the co-owner and founder of “Unlock the PPO,” which specializes in analyzing the…
How In-House Payment Plans Can Change your Practice with David Stern
Jun 26, 2018 • 35 min
I’m delighted to welcome Dr. David Stern from Jarrettsville Family Dental onto the show to discuss his interest in in-house payment plans and how it has impacted his practice. Dr. David Stern obtained his DDS degree from the University of Maryland School…
How To Create A Game Plan For Your Goals With Dr. Shaun Mirabal
Jun 19, 2018 • 32 min
On this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Shaun Mirabal about his aspirations to be a practice owner and how he is going to put his plan into action. Dr. Shaun Mirabal graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2015 and worked as an…
Tearing down DSO Stigmas with Dr. Craig Lambourne
Jun 12, 2018 • 34 min
On this podcast episode, I welcome Dr. Craig Lambourne from Granbury Dental Center to the show. Dr. Lambourne graduated from the University of Southern California and obtained his DDS degree in 2015. He currently works as a dentist in Granbury Dental Care…
Using Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Underlying Orthodontic Issues with Dr. Holly Baller
Jun 5, 2018 • 33 min
Join me in the latest episode of the T-Bone Speaks podcast where I speak with Dr. Holly Baller from Denver, Colorado. Holly graduated from the University of Colorado in 2016 and is now working as an associate dentist in Denver. She’s a huge advocate for…
Building your Practice around YOU with Dr. Heath Brantley – Part Two
May 29, 2018 • 30 min
On this week’s podcast episode of T-Bone Speaks, I continue my interview with Dr. Heath Brantley from “Wendall Family Dentistry”. You can listen to Part 1 of this interview here. In Part 2 of our discussion, we talked about: The many benefits of oral…
The Importance of Connecting With Patients and Giving Them Hope with Dr. Heath Brantley
May 22, 2018 • 30 min
On this episode of the T-Bone Speaks Show, I sit down for an interview with Dr. Heath Brantley to discuss the importance of connecting with your patients and what it means to give them HOPE. Dr. Heath Brantley graduated from dental school in 2013 and…
Overcoming The Hardships Of Being An Overseas Graduate With Dr. Ashish N. Kakadia
May 15, 2018 • 35 min
On episode 10 of the T-Bone Speaks Show, I discuss the struggles of being a foreign graduate in the U.S with Dr. Ashish N. Kakadia. Dr. Kakadia was born and raised in India and finished dental school in 2001. Ashish admits that he detested dental school…
Crowning Team Champions & Marketing Sleep Apnea with Dr. Kristina Palmer
May 8, 2018 • 36 min
On the latest episode of the T-Bone Speaks show, I talk with Dr. Kristina Palmer. Kristina grew up in Michigan and later moved to Milwaukee to attend dental school at Marquette University. She graduated in 2005 and immediately knew she wanted to own her…
Bringing Your Practice Out of The Stone Age and Introducing Invisalign with Dr. Suneet Bath
May 1, 2018 • 38 min
In this week’s podcast episode of T-Bone Speaks, I welcome Dr. Suneet Bath to the show. Suneet grew up in a small town in Washington State and graduated in 2001. He currently owns his own dental practice, Impressions Dentistry. We discussed: The journey…
How To Expedite The Growth Of A New Practice With Dr Kyle McKinney
Apr 24, 2018 • 32 min
In this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks, I sit down with Dr. Kyle McKinney from Hickory, North Carolina. Dr. Kyle McKinney is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He recently…
How Oral Conscious Sedation Can Grow Your Practice With Dr. Brian McGue
Apr 17, 2018 • 34 min
On this week’s podcast episode of T-Bone Speaks, I discuss Oral Conscious Sedation and how it can help grow your practice with Dr. Brian McGue. Brian is a general dentist in Chesterton, Indiana and specializes in providing all aspects of dentistry in a…
How Virtual Consultations Save Time & Break Down Barriers with Dr. Brian Harris
Apr 10, 2018 • 31 min
On this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks I talk to Dr. Brian Harris. Brian is a Cosmetic Dentist in Phoenix, AZ known for his ability to create beautiful looking smiles but it’s HOW he communicates with his patients that has everybody talking. His creation…
Starting in Practice: The Millennial Perspective
Apr 3, 2018 • 44 min
In this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks I meet with Dr Zach Meyer from Clarksville, Tennessee. Zach graduated in 2016 and joined his Dad’s practice as an associate directly out of school. We discussed: Challenges with joining the family practice…
Is Medical Billing Right For Your Practice?
Mar 27, 2018 • 39 min
Do you have questions about medical billing? Are you unsure whether medical billing is right for your practice? I get more questions about medical billing than anything else. It’s an area that is laden with much confusion and overwhelming information. My…
Two Hats Every Dentist Must Wear
Mar 20, 2018 • 47 min
There are two hats that every dentist has to wear. Hat number 1 is the dentist as an employee. Hat number 2 is the dentist as a leader. Many people think that a leader is only the person who owns the practice. I think this is a misconception, and in my…
3 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice
Mar 5, 2018 • 29 min
3 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice Show Notes Whether you want more money, more time, or more personal satisfaction, growth is essential to meeting your goals with your dental practice. There are 3 ways that you can successfully grow your dental…
GUESS WHO’S COMING BACK????
Feb 24, 2018 • 3 min
I’m coming back March 5, 2018 with weekly episodes! I wanted to quickly share with you some insight into what will be coming, why I went away, and what you can do to help keep the podcast going. I struggle doing anything without my whole heart in it.…
T-Bone’s Journey toward Holistic Health with the Dental Hacks
Oct 2, 2017 • 45 min
On today’s replay from the Dental Hacks Podcast, T-Bone opens up about his recent experience attending the Pritikin Longevity Center. The whole experience left T-Bone with a greater understanding of what embracing holistic health looks like and what it…
Incremental Change That Works! T-Bone’s Weight Loss Journey and More with the Dental Hacks
Sep 25, 2017 • 31 min
On today’s replay from the Dental Hacks Podcast, T-Bone shares lessons that he has learned in a professional setting and on a more personal note, lessons he learned on his weight loss journey. T-Bone’s case for a patient and gradual approach of…
Risk-Taking: T-Bone’s Story with The Dental Hacks
Sep 18, 2017 • 35 min
T-Bone’s father was a dentist in India, but took the risk and came to America when Tarun was two years old to chase the American Dream. On today’s episode, T-Bone shares the story of growing up in the hotel his dad owned and being inspired to become a…
Embracing Dental Technology, with Dr. Baron Grutter
Sep 11, 2017 • 69 min
T-Bone winds up his series on Millennial dentists with today’s interview of Dr. Baron Grutter. Dr. Grutter has fully embraced Continuing Education and dental technology, which has resulted in his practice growing by over 70%. On this episode, Dr. Grutter…
Successful Implant Dentistry, Dr. Peyman Raissi
Sep 4, 2017 • 45 min
Implant dentistry was not Dr. Peyman Raissi’s original plan. He wanted to be a general dentist and assumed he would work in corporate dentistry. On this episode, T-Bone’s series on Millennial dentists continues as Dr. Raissi shares the story of how he…
Transforming an Outdated Dental Practice, Dr. Nathan Jergensen
Aug 28, 2017 • 71 min
Dr. Nathan Jergensen is a dentist in Hemet, California, a town of 80,000. He purchased and merged two dental practices from retiring dentists, and has begun the process of transforming his practice from old-school thinking into a modern, thriving…
Young Dentists in a Changing Dental Marketplace, Dr. David Scardella
Aug 21, 2017 • 63 min
The T-Bone Speaks podcast series on Millennial dentists continues with today’s interview of Dr. David Scardella. T-Bone’s purpose for this series is to show young dentists that their debt does not need to hold them back, to encourage dentists of all…
Debt Tolerance and Building a Sustainable Dental Practice, Dr. Sully Sullivan
Aug 14, 2017 • 55 min
What does it take to build a sustainable dental practice? How much debt do you need to take on in order to make that happen? How can you start saving when you have so much debt? T-Bone’s series on millennial dentists continues as he discusses these topics…
Investment Ideas for Dentists, Dr. Wade Pilling
Jul 31, 2017 • 54 min
Dr. Wade Pilling is a dentist and entrepreneur in Boise, Idaho. He likes running multiple businesses and has done well with both his dental practice and his outside ventures. On this episode, he tells the story of building up his practice and leveraging…
Owning Multiple Dental Practices, Dr. John Pasicznyk
Jul 24, 2017 • 66 min
After walking away from purchasing a practice that wasn’t a good fit, John Pasicznyk worked as an associate for two and a half years. On this episode, John shares his story, from failures and discouragement to being the owner of multiple thriving dental…
The Empowered Dental Associate, Dr. Abbey Morales
Jul 17, 2017 • 66 min
For Dr. Abbey Morales, working as a dental associate has been a wonderful opportunity for mentorship. On today’s episode, Dr. Morales shares her story and how she has benefited from being mentored by an established dentist, and what she does to be sure…
Managing Dental Office Transitions, Dr. Cynthia Graves
Jul 10, 2017 • 90 min
Dr. Cynthia Graves has been through many transitions in her life, including all of the office transitions that come with purchasing an existing practice. Today T-Bone’s series with female dentists continues as he talks with Dr. Graves about changes…
Dental Sleep Medicine and Modern Dental Practice, Dr. Dana Blalock
Jul 3, 2017 • 53 min
Dr. Dana Blalock has been practicing dentistry for 32 years, first in the Navy, then in a partnership, and finally in private practice on Daniel Island in South Carolina. On this episode, Dana shares the story of her journey and the motivation that she…
Embracing Contemporary Dentistry, Dee Dee Meevasin
Jun 26, 2017 • 52 min
Dr. Dee Dee Meevasin is a dentist with her own practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her contemporary style and approach to dentistry have set her apart and led to her success among young professionals who value their dental health. On this episode, Dr. Dee Dee…
Female Dentist Extraordinaire, Dr. Mona Patel
Jun 19, 2017 • 92 min
In this episode, T-bone begins a series of interviews with outstanding female dentists. He’s doing so because he feels there’s not enough recognition of the fact that more than 50% of dentists graduating today are women. This episode features Dr. Mona…
How to Include Implantology in Your Dental Practice, Justin Moody
Jun 13, 2017 • 88 min
Do you want to keep your practice up-to-date and competitive in today’s market? Adding implantology to your dental practice is a great way to do it. On this episode, Dr. Justin Moody, world-renowned implant educator, talks with T-Bone about everything to…
The Changing World of Dentistry: Sound Advice for Today’s Dentist, Flashback Episode - T-Bone on The Passionate Dentist Podcast
Jun 5, 2017 • 51 min
It’s not your grandpa’s dental practice. The world of dentistry has changed and continues to change. In today’s episode, T-Bone is interviewed by Dr. B. Saib on The Passionate Dentist Podcast and gives practical advice to today’s dentists, both new and…
How Dental Technology Can Help You Thrive in an Insurance Environment, Flashback Episode - T-Bone on The Thriving Dentist Podcast
May 29, 2017 • 50 min
In today’s insurance-driven environment, it is easy to start thinking that insurance is the enemy that will keep you from building the dental practice that you really want. In this flashback episode to his interview on The Thriving Dentist podcast, T-Bone…
Converting Your Dental Practice Into a Dental Business
May 22, 2017 • 91 min
As The Dental Guys said, “This episode will challenge many of the things you take for granted about your dental practice and it will force you to think differently about what is possible.” The Dental Guys ask direct questions and T-Bone gives candid…
Transitioning to Advanced Dental Technology
May 15, 2017 • 71 min
What is your motivation for implementing advanced dental technology into your practice? How much money is enough? Is there something beyond money that is motivating you? In this episode, T-Bone talks with Mark Costes on the Dentalpreneur Podcast about why…
Building a State-of-the-Art Dental Practice, Dr. David Juliani
May 8, 2017 • 85 min
Dr. David Juliani has built a two million dollar, state-of-the-art dental practice in Rochester, Minnesota. In this episode, Dr. Juliani tells the story of starting his practice from scratch 20 years ago and how it grew into the thriving business that it…
Starting out by Buying a Dental Practice, Dr. Max Johnson
May 1, 2017 • 98 min
When Dr. Max Johnson was ready for his own practice, he decided to buy a dental practice instead of starting a new one. Dr. Johnson is a young dentist and has had his own practice for just over two years. In this episode, Max tells the story of how he got…
Strategic Planning for Your Dental Practice, Dr. Mitesh Dhulab
Apr 24, 2017 • 61 min
Do you need to do some strategic planning so that you can move forward with implementing the changes that will benefit your dental practice? Do you have questions about that process and challenges along the way? In this episode, Dr. Mitesh Dhulab shares…
Reflections On The Sirona World Conference - Dr. Michael DiTolla
Apr 17, 2017 • 53 min
Dr. Michael DiTolla is the director of clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona. In this episode, Dr. DiTolla talks with T-Bone about the Sirona World conference. Listen to find out the benefits of attending the meeting and how you can become a speaker for…
Keys to Implementing Change in Your Dental Practice - Dr. Matthew Snipes, Laura Kogan, and Cassee Birtcher
Apr 10, 2017 • 97 min
How many times have you gone to a great conference and gotten fired up about something new, only to come back and find your staff unmotivated and unwilling to make the changes you are excited about? Implementing change in your dental practice can feel…
Never stop learning in your dental practice - Gene Messenger
Apr 3, 2017 • 54 min
Dr. Gene Messenger, in rural Massachusetts, has been growing his dental practice for 25 years. One of the things that has kept Gene excited about his work is his commitment to never stop learning and working hard to stay at the top of his game. In this…
A Conversation about Dental Podcasts (and other things) - Alan Mead
Mar 27, 2017 • 63 min
Alan Mead got T-Bone into podcasting. In this episode, they have a conversation about dental podcasts and connecting with other podcasters, along with chatting about numerous other aspects of their dental practices. You will enjoy this lively conversation…
Achieve balance in your dental practice - Dr. John Yu
Mar 20, 2017 • 87 min
Are you feeling the chaos that comes with a growing dental practice? As you add patients, services, and staff, it can feel a bit overwhelming, and the hope for achieving balance in your practice can seem like an elusive dream. In today’s episode, T-Bone…
Growing a dental practice in a rural small community - Dr. Bryant Birch
Mar 13, 2017 • 55 min
Are you living under the illusion that advanced dentistry is just a big-city thing? That your success is limited because you’re in a rural area? You’ll think again after hearing Dr. Bryant Birch’s story in today’s episode. The nation’s mentality is…
BUILDING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE - MEENA BARSOUM
Mar 6, 2017 • 75 min
Meena Barsoum has built a thriving and growing dental practice in just six years. In this episode, he and T-bone talk about the various factors that have made him successful. Listen in to find out the steps Barsoum took, from right out of school to now…
Patient Retention, Team Building, and Producing the Same In Less Time, with Dr. Jennifer Matthews
Feb 27, 2017 • 69 min
Every medical practice needs to focus on the issue of patient retention. It’s the bread and butter of the entire office team. Retaining patients happens not just because you are good at what you do but because of the personal touch and genuine concern you…
Dental Excellence in Any Practice, Treating Sleep Apnea, and Bold Goals, with Dr. Eric Ballou
Feb 20, 2017 • 81 min
Dental excellence is something every dentist will SAY is a goal, but too many have no idea what it really means or what it will take to achieve it. This conversation with Dr. Eric Ballou explores the pursuit of the very best work we can do, as a dentist,…
ENCORE - TBone Speaks on In Office Payment Plans and the Financial Menu
Feb 6, 2017 • 38 min
This is an ENCORE (replay) of an interview I did with the fine folks at DentalHacks on utilizing an in office payment plan and the importance of having a financial menu. Remember we resume regular episodes on Feb 20 for Season 2 of TBone Speaks. Do us a…
TBone Speaks - STOP DOING FILLINGS AND CROWNS!
Feb 1, 2017 • 64 min
This episode is a replay of my interview on the DentalHacks podcast. We talk about quite a few different things, but the overall theme is about my belief in the need for experienced dentists and/or dental owners to stop doing fillings and crowns. It’s a…
ENCORE - Medical Billing in the Dental Practice with Mr. Hootan Shahidi
Jan 23, 2017 • 51 min
This in an ENCORE (replay) of one of most popular episodes. Chuck and I interview Mr. Hootan Shahdi to discuss medical billing in the dental practice. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Encore - TBone Speaks with Dr. Mark Costes on the DentalPrenuer PodCast
Jan 16, 2017 • 74 min
This ENCORE (replay) podcast is my guest spot on the DentalPrenuer podcast with Dr. Mark Costes. In this interveiw Mark and I talk about dental business and how you can make your practice more successful. —- Send in a voice message:…
ENCORE - T-Bone Talks About Practice Growth Strategies
Jan 11, 2017 • 64 min
This is an encore (replay) podcast interview with Gary Takacs I did back in January 2016 about practice growth strategies. The information is still just as valuable in January 2017. Hope you enjoy! —- Send in a voice message:…
Season 2 Episode 1: A Conversation with a Millennial - Dr Jennifer Lopez - Part 2
Nov 16, 2016 • 52 min
Here’s the second part of our two-part interview with Dr. Jennifer Lopez. And if you haven’t listened to the first one, be sure check it out by clicking HERE. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 2 Episode 1: A Conversation with a Millennial - Dr Jennifer Lopez - Part 1
Nov 9, 2016 • 55 min
� It’s a brand new season for TBone Speaks and we’re so excited to get on with the new sets of interviews out to our listeners. After 25 episodes in Season 1 that was really packed with great guests and experts in the field, I’d like to shift Season 2 to…
#AskT-Bone - Ep47 - 3D CBCT as a Panorex
Nov 8, 2016 • 6 min
On today’s episode we have been asked in what cases can a 3D CBCT been used to produce a Panorex and if it is necessary to capture the condyles to be consider a Panorex. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep46 - Giving Away 3D CBCT Imaging Taking Only What Medical Pays?
Nov 3, 2016 • 5 min
On today’s episode we have been asked about the correct procedure when wanting to bill medical for CBCT Imaging. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep45 - Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
Nov 1, 2016 • 7 min
On today’s episode we talk about how can Sleep Apnea be diagnosed and treated, and also our role and permissions as Dentists to work in this field. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep44 - A Sudden Increase on Implant Failures
Oct 27, 2016 • 7 min
On today’s episode we explore some of the causes that could be leading to implant failures. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep43 - Charging an extra Cosmetic Upgrade Fee
Oct 25, 2016 • 8 min
PPO insurances covers functional Dentistry, but what can we do when we do also offer a more aesthetics and master’s level work and we do not feel rewarded with a fair fee? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep42 - Skepticism about products and services
Oct 20, 2016 • 9 min
Often people are skeptical about new products and recommendation,but it is important to always take a look and listen to the message with open ears and open eyes. Today I will talk about this and share my personal experience. —- Send in a voice message:…
#AskT-Bone - Ep41 - Icon Infiltrant Resin - Occlusion Changes
Oct 18, 2016 • 6 min
On today’s episode we have two question. The first one regarding the Icon Infiltrant Resin, and then one question about occlusion changes after using sleep appliances. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep40 - Collaboration between Specialists and General Dentists
Oct 13, 2016 • 12 min
Collaboration between General Dentist and Specialists is important. On today’s episode we talk about three characteristics I look for on a specialist to improve our patient’s care. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep39 - Sirona Semi-closed Platform vs. Open Platforms
Oct 11, 2016 • 7 min
It is said that Sirona has a closed platform, but on this episode I will talk about why I consider Sirona a semi-closed platform and how to integrate it with other equipments. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep38 - Getting started with CEREC guides
Oct 6, 2016 • 6 min
Today we talk about how to integrate CEREC guides with different implant systems. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 25: Going Back to Hygiene
Oct 5, 2016 • 68 min
In our previous discussions, we’ve seen the role of the front desk or customer service and how they impact our overall dental practice. Today, we’re going to take the limelight and put our hygiene department into the spotlight. Our guest for this episode…
#AskT-Bone - Ep37 - Digital Cameras
Oct 4, 2016 • 10 min
On today’s episode we talk about the cameras that we use in our practice and why and how we take pictures. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep36 - Upgrading to Cone Beam with a future perspective
Sep 29, 2016 • 10 min
Today we introduce some questions to consider when buying a Cone Beam that will help you to select the most appropriate for your practice. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 24: How to Turn Your Front Office Team into Customer Service Rockstars
Sep 28, 2016 • 57 min
Whether you agree or disagree, your front office team can make or break your dental practice if you neglect the very important role they play in your business. So in today’s episode, I’ve brought in Laura Hatch to help you (and me) really understand and…
#AskT-Bone - Ep35 - High Quality Dentistry
Sep 27, 2016 • 10 min
We are back! And on today’s episode we have been asked about how to, with PPO fees, offer High Quality Dentistry utilizing technology. We will define High Quality Dentistry and what can and can’t be done with PPO fees. —- Send in a voice message:…
Season 1 Episode 23: A Conversation with Dr Rich Rosenblatt
Sep 12, 2016 • 63 min
Dr Rich Rosenblatt joins us today in this interview that was recorded straight from room 1406 of Westin Hotel in Chicago. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 22: A Conversation with Marc Ingram on The Five Types of Insurance - Part 2
Aug 29, 2016 • 48 min
Here is the continuation of our discussion on the five types of insurance. If you have not listened to the first part, be sure to check it out as we’ve covered some pretty essential insurance information that you ought to know. Key Takeaways You’ll Learn…
#AskT-Bone - Ep34 - Sleep Apnea Equipment
Aug 25, 2016 • 7 min
On today’s episode we have been asked about the necessary equipment for those who are wanting to start treating Sleep Apnea. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 21: A Conversation with Marc Ingram on The Five Types of Insurance - Part 1
Aug 23, 2016 • 51 min
Insurance is probably a topic that will bore many of you out there, but if you’ve been through what I’ve personally experienced, you’ll probably be more attentive because insurance is important. And I can’t emphasize that enough. So in today’s episode of…
#AskT-Bone - Ep33 - Taking pictures
Aug 23, 2016 • 8 min
On Today’s Episode I will explain the procedure we have in our practice to take and edit photographs, as well as the software we use and the way we add those pictures to the patient’s chart. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep32 - Bundles on the laboratory vs in-house - CAD CAM in-house vs digital scanner
Aug 18, 2016 • 10 min
There are several option when it comes to having the materials to place implants. On today’s episode we go through some of them. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep31 - Dealing with Burnout
Aug 16, 2016 • 9 min
Today, our listener tell us he is burnout. How we can be less busy?, Why we don’t want to do dental-related learning? And also a way to adding more services are all some of the topics that we talk about today. —- Send in a voice message:…
Season 1 Episode 20: A Conversation on Five Things You Should Know About Having An Associate
Aug 15, 2016 • 71 min
I have never seen a dental practice grow with a one man band. It’s just not possible. It’s suicide. So today, Chuck and I will share with you our personal experience and some tips on why you should (or should not) have an associate. I’m a strong believer…
#AskT-Bone - Ep30 - Getting Started with Implant - Guided or Free Handed
Aug 11, 2016 • 10 min
On today’s episode our questioner is about to start placing implants. We speak about get training on guided or free handed, as well as what is better to buy to start, an intraoral scanner or a CBCT. —- Send in a voice message:…
#AskT-Bone - Ep29 - Where to Get More 3D Implant Training
Aug 9, 2016 • 6 min
Today, we have been asked about courses and workshops that can be done to get more training on guided placement and hand grafting. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep28 - Workflow for Sleep Apnea Medical Billing
Aug 4, 2016 • 9 min
There are several steps to follow when applying for medical billing for sleep apnea. Today we will describe those steps and also how we can set up our fees for this procedure. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep27 - Medical Billing for CBCT
Aug 2, 2016 • 8 min
Today, our listener, who is about to buy a CBCT, ask about some topics regarding CBCT. We will talk about billing codes, reimbursements and more. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 19: Conversation with Don Bell from Ivoclar Vivadent
Aug 1, 2016 • 80 min
The dental industry would not be where it is now without the different manufacturer’s who are hard at work to make the practice fast, efficient, and accurate, So in today’s episode of TBoneSpeaks you’ll get a chance to listen to Don who works in one of…
#AskT-Bone - Ep26 - Which Comes First - CBCT or Implant System
Jul 28, 2016 • 7 min
Today we have been asked about which option is better between a CBCT or an Implant system when decided to adding a service to a practice. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
#AskT-Bone - Ep25 - When Do You Present the Financial Menu
Jul 26, 2016 • 9 min
On today’s episode I will explain more about our financial menu and what are the steps that we follow when we present cases, plans and this financial menu to patients. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 18: How to Charge a Premium Rate Your Patients Won’t Refuse
Jul 25, 2016 • 61 min
In today’s episode, I’ve invited Dr. Neal Patel to join me in this wonderful conversation. Dr. Patel is not your ordinary dentist, and his accomplishments are a testament to what this awesome friend and colleague is doing not only for his practice but…
#AskT-Bone - Ep24 - Bringing In An Associate with or without insurance
Jul 21, 2016 • 9 min
Today we have been asked a question related to dental associates. We will be talking about, adding an part-time or a full time associate, working or not “in network”, insurance and other things. —- Send in a voice message:…
#AskT-Bone - Ep23 - 45 minute vs 60 minute RDH Appointments
Jul 19, 2016 • 7 min
Today we talk about hygienist and different time appointments. Also about which type of appointment one we prefer in our practice and why. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 17: Seven Things To Enhance In Your Office for a Positive Patient Experience
Jul 18, 2016 • 60 min
There is nothing more important in your dental practice than your patient’s experience. Your one hour appointment can be the first of many, but if you fail or miss on this opportunity to create an impact or a positive impression for your patient, this can…
Thriving Dentist Show - Practice Strategies
Jul 17, 2016 • 68 min
This is BONUS CONTENT. Back in January 2016 I was interviewed by Gary Takacs on his podcast - The Thriving Dentist Show. In this interview we discussed several strategies to grow your practice from within your practice. We are not talking about internal…
#AskT-Bone - Ep22 - Talking With Patients About Associate Dentist Doing Treatment
Jul 14, 2016 • 8 min
Previously I have mention that I will not longer doing fillings in 2017. On this episode I will explain what I mean by that and why I have decided that. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message
Season 1 Episode 16 - A Conversation on Tongue Ties and How to Incorporate it in Your Practice
Jul 12, 2016 • 40 min
For the past couple of episodes we’ve focused our discussion on sleep apnea and CEREC, so today we’re taking a different direction and will be exploring the world of tongue ties. I want to introduce something that probably is going to be very new to each…
#AskT-Bone - Ep21 - How Do You Incentivize RDH to ‘Sell’ Dentistry
Jul 12, 2016 • 8 min
On today’s episode we talk about incentivizing your Team, but especially why is important to make them work and think as a team. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbonespeaks/message