Dentistry Rising

Dentistry Rising
Dentistry Rising is for and about dentists and dentistry.

091 Going Back to Work! with Dr. Greenway
Jun 18 • 51 min
What is it really like going back to work after Covid? We all have made a lot of modifications in our businesses, as have staff and patients. Listen to one dentist’s experience navigating Covid and re-opening his offices.
090 It’s good to be a Dentist these days! Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk
May 19 • 11 min
We are so lucky to be dentists, where we are and what may change
89 Dr. Rella Christensen on Infection Control and PPE
Apr 30 • 78 min
Dr. Rella Christensen, PhD joined me on this very timely episode, discussing personal protective equipment and infection control for dentists.
88 How to come back stronger than ever, with Teri McAlviney
Apr 30 • 65 min
Dental management consultant Teri McAlviney joins me on this episode with lots of ideas on what dental offices can be doing now to come back stronger than ever.
87 Business Insurance and Practice Transition Concerns, Amy Borden Esq.
Apr 20 • 26 min
In this episode, Dental Attorney Amy Borden, Esq. joins me and discusses dental transitions and dentist’s insurance coverage and concerns.
086 PPP and SBA loan questions answered, with Drew Hinrichs CPA
Apr 13 • 33 min
Most of us understand the basics of these new loans, but that doesn’t mean it is easy to apply for them or understand them. Drew Hinrichs CPA of Engage Advisors goes over some specific loan points with us in this podcast.
085 Employment Laws - more confusing and important than ever! with Anita York, Esq.
Apr 8 • 50 min
If you thought employment laws were confusing before, now they really are! In this episode, employment attorney Anita York Esq. fills us in on important changes and issues you definitely need to know!
84 Howard Farran tells us what he thinks dentists should do now.
Apr 4 • 62 min
The dental business guru, Howard Farran, tells us what he thinks new dentists and all dentists should do when they are able to get back in their practice. He see it all, and shares some great insight with us.
83 How dentists can make decisions about their practice with Paul Yuan
Apr 2 • 34 min
Paul Yuan, a dental management consultant, shares with us how dentists can make intelligent and informed decisions about their practices in this time.
082 Lendeavor’s response in this time of crisis, with Bill Murray
Mar 30 • 33 min
Bill Murray, the national sales manager for Lendeavor, one of the largest dental lenders, lets me know how they are helping borrowers through this time of crisis.
081 The Poetic Mindset, with Megan Robin, Esq.
Mar 28 • 27 min
My daughter, Megan Robin, Esq. has a new podcast, Poetic Mindset, which can help many deal with life especially during this trying time.
80 A CPA’s thoughts on Your Money and Practice Now, with Fazel Mostashari CPA
Mar 26 • 44 min
We are living in a crisis, and most dentists are having severe cash flow problems. What does a Dental CPA think dentists should do? Listen and find out!
79 The Emperor Has No Clothes! with Dr. Lane Ochi
Mar 23 • 38 min
Dr. Lane Ochi joins Dr. Bette Robin in this week’s guest episode. Dr. Ochi practices where many want to be - Beverly Hills, CA. He made a bold choice right out of dental school to practice at the very highest level and tells us why and how he did it.
78 Teledentistry! Could it help you now? Dr. Arash Hakhamian
Mar 20 • 27 min
Now more than ever you want to explore different ways of staying in touch with your patients and helping them when they need it - in the safest way possible. Could Teledentistry work for you? Listen and find out!
77 The Hygienists Talk! What do they really think?
Mar 12 • 18 min
In this episode, Dr. Mostofi’s hygienists talk to me - again with the door closed - about what makes their work environment fun and productive.
76 The Door is Closed! What staff has to say, with Dr. Mostofi’s staff
Mar 5 • 22 min
What do staff really think? For the first time ever, I’m allowed to talk and record staff without the doctor present. Dr. Mostofi is brave! Listen to what the staff have to say and how they manage to get along and thrive.
75 Team! Dr. Mostofi has conquered the hardest part of private practice
Mar 2 • 35 min
My guest this week is Dr. Michael Mostofi from Orange County, California. He has conquered the aspect of private practice almost every doctor finds the hardest - the staff. Listen to how he did it.
74 Ten Reasons Practices Fail
Feb 26 • 25 min
During this week’s Straight Talk Episode, Dr. Robin goes through her list of what she thinks are reasons practices fail, or don’t do as well as expected.
073 Why every dollar you earn should be working hard for you, with Dr. Joe Varno
Feb 24 • 37 min
Dr. Joe Varno is a Minnesota dentist who had to sell his practice and go out on disability. He was shocked by his disability policy and the money issues that soon came up. But, he finally figured things out and he shares his secrets with us in this…
072 The importance of a financial plan, with Dr. Yuval Bar-Or, PhD
Feb 17 • 42 min
So many doctors fail to plan adequately for their retirement and their families. Dr. Bar-Or discusses the importance of planning and a method to get there.
070 Brett Gilliland with Elite Entrepreneurs
Feb 10 • 27 min
Brett Gilliland from Elite Entrepreneurs talks about how to grow your practice from one million to many millions by becoming a true CEO of your business.
069 You Asked, I answer! Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk
Feb 6 • 11 min
In this episode, Dr. Bette Robin answers questions she’s been asked during the last month.
068 The First Six Months of Practice Ownership with Dr. Ebrahimi
Feb 3 • 36 min
He’s back! In this episode we follow up with Dr. Ebrahimi as to his experience with new practice ownership. In episode #50, Dr. Ebrahimi talked about what the first two weeks of ownership was like - and now we catch up with him after six months. This is a…
067 Where Are You, exactly? Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk
Jan 30 • 6 min
It is important to figure out where you are - exactly - with debt before you can make a plan to conquer it. Lets get it done!
066 How Digital Marketing can help your practice with Michael Kuzma
Jan 27 • 40 min
Digital marketing can make a substantial impact on your dental practice. Listen to how with Michael Kuzma from UAscend, Inc.
065 The “Laundry List” Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk
Jan 20 • 9 min
In this Straight Talk Episode, Dr. Bette Robin goes over additional things you should look for in a practice you are considering purchasing.
064 The Lending Process with Bank of America’s Justin Klingshirn
Jan 13 • 30 min
In this episode, Bank of America’s southern California’s vice president of finance, Justin Klingshirn, joins Dr. Better Robin to discuss the lending process.
063 TOP 3 THINGS to look at when buying a practice. Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #31
Jan 9 • 11 min
In this Straight Talk episode, Dr. Bette Robin will go through the Top 3 Things she thinks you should pay the most attention to when considering a practice for purchase.
062 How to Get DEBT FREE with Dr. Jeff Anzalone
Jan 5 • 36 min
Debt can be a strangling noose, robbing you of peace and freedom and even affect your mood and decisions. Dr. Jeff Anzalone will tell how he got out of a large student loan debt and how you can too!
061 Benefits of Using a Dental Anesthesiologist
Dec 2, 2019 • 23 min
This week, I talk to Dr. Elmasri about how many practices can benefit from using dental anesthesiologists.
060 How to Succeed and Prosper in Dentistry with Dr. Kianor Shah
Nov 20, 2019 • 42 min
Dr. Kianor Shah has become remarkably successful in dentistry and as an entrepreneur. He shares his insights with us on this podcast. He owns a private practice with his wife in Palm Desert, CA and also works as a traveling implantologist to more than 300…
059 The Road to Practice Ownership with Fazel Mostashari CPA
Nov 11, 2019 • 51 min
Fazel Mostashari CPA has personal experience finding and buying a dental practice with his dentist-wife, which sparked his interest in helping other dentists. He now applies extensive financial background to help other dentists make good financial…
058 Sale of a large group practice - how to exit rich
Oct 28, 2019 • 57 min
Dr. Jerry Lanier sold his large pediatric group practice and truly exited rich. He talks about his journey in this podcast and what we can all do to learn from it.
057 The Importance of Reports! What you need to look at - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #30
Oct 14, 2019 • 21 min
In this Straight Talk episode, Dr. Bette Robin goes through some of the practice management reports every doctor should be looking at to effectively manage their practice.
056 Practice CFO with Drew Phillips CPA
Oct 10, 2019 • 35 min
This week Drew Phillips, CPA from Practice CFO joined me and we discussed the importance of buyer due diligence and points every buyer should remember.
055 Practice Transitions with Lee Maddox
Sep 30, 2019 • 59 min
This week, Lee Maddox joined me and gave information on how to transition in practices!
054 Success in Private Practice with Dr. Rachel Fine, DMD
Sep 23, 2019 • 32 min
This week, I spoke to Dr. Rachel Fine and we talked about how to succeed in the private practice world.
053 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Patients, The Answer to True Success - Dr Robin’s Straight Talk #29
Sep 16, 2019 • 6 min
Respecting your patients is so important and I think it’s the answer to true success!
052 Advantages of Using a Small Bank Lender with Howard E. Boles
Sep 9, 2019 • 24 min
In this podcast Howard Boles tells us the options and advantages of using a Small Bank Lender
051 How Your Tax Return Should Correlate with Other Practice Documents
Aug 26, 2019 • 10 min
Do YOU know how your tax return should correlate with other practice documents? Listen to this episode to find out now!
050 Inside Scoop on the First 2 Weeks Purchasing a Practice with Dr. Ebrahimi
Aug 19, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode I spoke to Dr. Ebrahimi where he told me what his first two weeks have looked like when buying a practice, I hope to follow him through the process so you can continue to get the inside scoop!
049 Final Pay the Right Way! - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #28
Aug 12, 2019 • 8 min
Are you paying your employees the right way? This is a common mistake to be sure to listen!
048 Seven Day Dental with Dr. Chuck Le
Aug 7, 2019 • 35 min
This week the Owner and Founder of Seven Day Dental joined me! This is one that you will not want to miss out on
047 Show Me the Money, Honey - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #27
Jul 29, 2019 • 9 min
No, everything isn’t about money – but in my opinion, work is! I think work isn’t your life, but instead, funds your life.
046 The Most Important 12 Things to Cover in the Purchase and Sale Agreement - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #26
Jul 22, 2019 • 30 min
Do you want to know the top 12 most important things that should be covered in the purchase and sale agreement? Listen to Dr. Robin’s easy formula!
045 How to Make a Successful Practice Purchase Dr. Dana Rockey, DMD
Jul 15, 2019 • 38 min
How Dr. Rockey has been successful in multiple different practices.
044 Your Questions, Answered - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #25
Jul 8, 2019 • 24 min
I value all of your questions and love that you all like to ask them, I took this week to focus on a few that a lot of people had in common.
043 The Elephant in the Room - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #24
Jun 28, 2019 • 20 min
Practice purchase mistakes and what to do!
042 Consult Your Way to Success with Debbie Castagna
Jun 24, 2019 • 41 min
Debbie Castagna joined me on my podcast, make sure to tune in!
041 3 Ways to Produce 20% More NOW! - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #23
Jun 17, 2019 • 6 min
Producing more in your practice is very do-able and really isn’t a mystery. This stuff is kind of basic, but many of you never learned it and lots of you are telling me you want more help with your practice, so I’m going to try to help. I absolutely do…
040 How to Live a Long and Healthy Life with Dr. Gordon Gunn, MD
Jun 10, 2019 • 58 min
Gordon Gunn joined me on this podcast episode and tells us his secrets on how to live a long and healthy life!
039 What’s Next? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #22
Jun 6, 2019 • 4 min
Find out what the next chapter holds for Dentistry Rising
038 How to Get Treatment Accepted Part 3 - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #21
Jun 3, 2019 • 11 min
This is the last part if the “How to Get Treatment Accepted” Series, enjoy!
037 How to Get Treatment Accepted Part 2 - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #20
May 30, 2019 • 10 min
This is part 2 of 3 of How To Get Your Treatment Accepted.
036 How to Get Treatment Accepted, Part 1 - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #19
May 27, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, Dr. Bette Robin will break down how to get patients to accept treatment and why looking like a million dollars is very important.
035 What is Sexual Harassment - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #18
May 23, 2019 • 7 min
Sexual Harassment isn’t something that should be taken lightly, listen in to hear about this topic in the workplace.
034 Conversation about Leases - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #17
May 20, 2019 • 11 min
My assistant Skye had questions for me today about leases, tune in to find out the answers to her questions.
033 What You Should be Looking For In a Practice You Want to Consider Purchasing - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #16
May 16, 2019 • 7 min
What You Should be Looking For In a Practice You Want to Consider Purchasing
032 Don’t Sign a Lousy Lease - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #15
May 9, 2019 • 11 min
Leases can be confusing with a lot of legal mumbo jumbo. Listen to this podcast to make sure YOU don’t sign a lousy lease.
031 Prosthodontic Innovation and Disruption with David Guichet DDS
May 6, 2019 • 52 min
Dr. David Guichet tells us about recent advancements in the Prosthodontics field and how patients can benefit from it.
030 Compensation and Overtime - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #14
May 2, 2019 • 9 min
029 Endodontic Empire with Dr. DeLeon DDS, MS
Apr 29, 2019 • 22 min
Dr. DeLeon tells us about his journey of opening multiple endodontist practices in the Inland Empire
028 Independent Contractor or Employee? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #13
Apr 25, 2019 • 10 min
This is something you need to pay attention to, in my opinion. Just looking out for you!
027 The Benefits of Beautiful Custom Lab Work with Michael Rusznak
Apr 22, 2019 • 33 min
Michael Rusznak tells us about all of the custom lab work that he has done!
026 The Secret to Success is a Morning Routine - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #12
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
Dr. Bette Robin will share with you why having a morning routine is so important. She will also tell you what her morning routine is so take notes!
025 Get Where You Want To Be QUICK! with David Orr
Apr 15, 2019 • 56 min
David Orr joined Dr. Bette Robin in this episode where David Orr tells us how to get to where we want to be quick.
024 The Depreciation Schedule - Uh, The What? Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #11, Tax Return Continued
Apr 11, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode, Dr. Bette Robin will be clarifying what the Depreciation Schedule is and why it is so important for you to know!
023 How a Dental CPA Can Help You Save Money, Cuong Le, CPA
Apr 8, 2019 • 58 min
Why a dental CPA really matters!
022 Prof. Bldg or Shopping Center, Types of Leases - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #10
Apr 4, 2019 • 12 min
I will be discussing the pros and cons of both professional buildings and a shopping center for your practice, as well as the different types of leases.
021 Practice Transition Issues, Cecilia Chen Esq.
Apr 1, 2019 • 32 min
Ms. Cecilia Chen, Esq. and Dr. Bette Robin enjoy coffee and talking about the dental practice sale and transition field of legal practice.
020 More on Your Tax Return - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #9
Mar 28, 2019 • 10 min
In last weeks Straight Talk Episode Dr. Robin gave tips on how to check specific areas of your tax return and in this episode she will go over even more.
019 Putting the Patient First Works Every Time! Dr. Eric Kim MD, DDS, FACS Oral Surgeon
Mar 25, 2019 • 46 min
Dr. Eric Kim, MD, DDS and Dr. Bette Robin discuss Dr. Kim’s journey to become an oral surgeon and his commitment to putting his patients first.
018 The Most Important Document: The Tax Return - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #8
Mar 21, 2019 • 9 min
Dr. Bette Robin will be walking you through how to properly go over your tax return.
017 Simple Steps to Understanding Your Computer Network, David Shay
Mar 18, 2019 • 25 min
David Shay started Active IT Solutions in 2003 and since then has grown a thriving IT Practice servicing Medical and Dental professionals across Southern California.
016 Is There Such Thing as Good Debt? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #7
Mar 14, 2019 • 6 min
Do you think there is such thing as good debt?
015 A Man Who Does It All! Dr. Chester Jeng DDS, JD
Mar 11, 2019 • 49 min
Dr. Chester Jeng and Dr. Robin discuss Dr. Jeng’s rise from humble beginnings to incredible success, as well as his opinion on the current professional school tuition and his thoughts on avenues students may want to consider.
014 What’s On Your Billboard? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #6
Mar 7, 2019 • 5 min
Live without Debt!
013 Make Money with Multiple Practice Ownership, Dr. Kurt Greenway, DDS
Mar 4, 2019 • 44 min
Dr. Kurt Greenway owns a small group in Southern California, consisting of four practices. Listen to his pros and cons of multiple practice ownership to see if it is for you!
012 STOP! Do You Really Want to Buy that Practice? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #5
Feb 28, 2019 • 10 min
Let me help you decide if you really want to buy the practice you’re thinking about
011 Smuggled Out of Iran Into Success, Dr. Younes Safa, DDS Endodontist
Feb 25, 2019 • 52 min
Dr. Safa says he constantly strives for the best and he says for him, endo was love at first sight! The struggles he encountered while immigrating to the United States and obtaining his education are absolutely riveting.
010 Paying a Dental Associate - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #4
Feb 21, 2019 • 10 min
How much should a dental practice associate be paid?
009 How Check Lists Can Help You Organize Your Practice, John Broomer
Feb 18, 2019 • 46 min
John Broomer is a dental practice management consultant who will discuss why it is beneficial to be clear and concise with your practice goals, and how checklists can help you achieve success.
008 Ready to Hire an Associate? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #3
Feb 15, 2019 • 8 min
How to know if you are ready to hire an associate
007 Treat Your Practice Like a Business, Mr. Stanley M. Bergman CEO Henry Schein Inc.
Feb 12, 2019 • 17 min
Mr. Stanley M. Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. discusses why he believes the future of dentistry is bright and why treating your practice as a business is crucial to success.
006 Considering a Consultant? - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #2
Feb 7, 2019 • 11 min
How to know if you should work with a dental practice management consultant
003 Dr. Foti Panagakos
Jan 22, 2019 • 29 min
Dr. Foti Panagakos discusses his research in inflammation and bone metabolism and the role sugar and diet may play in many health problem
001 Successful Dentists Aren’t Gifted, They Know What to Look for in a Practice to Buy - Dr. Robin’s Straight Talk #1
Jan 3, 2019 • 6 min
What buyers need to be about when looking for a practice to purchase.
004 It’s Not All About New Patient Numbers, Andrea Clasen
Dec 25, 2018 • 35 min
Andrea Clasen discusses how to improve the bottom line of your practice while maintaining your integrity and clinical excellence
002 Matt Christie from Bank of America
Dec 20, 2018 • 37 min
What lenders look for in buyer
001 The Future of Dentistry is Bright! Dr. Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Dec 20, 2018 • 49 min
Dr. Christensen believes the future of dentistry is bright