The My Practice My Business Dental Podcast

The My Practice My Business Dental Podcast
Welcome to My Practice My Business and The Clinical Business of Dentistry Podcast. I’m Dr. Rob Thorup, and our team at MPMB simply teach dentists and their teams how to increase practice revenue through the use of our key methods, services, and patent-?

For Many of You: Don’t Ask The ADA for Help Again…Ever!
May 26 • 35 min
Dentists are exceeding dental insurance companies expectations of business stupidity, I said it…
Charging for PPE: personal protective equipment
May 4 • 21 min
Charge your patients for PPE, and follow your state guidelines on defining PPE
Why is Change so Difficult to Achieve?
Apr 21 • 16 min
How to make change happen!
What? No Up-Front Cost for MPMB Training? We are Giving Back…
Apr 14 • 18 min
The Clinical Business of Dentistry Office Manager and Team Training just got easier!
Our Best Thought Leaders in Dentistry Suffer from the Status-Quo
Apr 7 • 21 min
It’s all about profitability of procedures and not speed of doing business.
Task Managers vs. Task Thinkers
Mar 30 • 33 min
I want “task thinkers” who look for opportunities in dentistry.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with All of You
Mar 23 • 18 min
Our upside down world with the coronavirus. This too shall pass!
An Office Manager’s Validation
Mar 16 • 18 min
An office manager on day two of our training said to me, “I went home and told my husband that I knew I wasn’t crazy. I knew there had to be a better way to present treatment, and actually get paid fairly for it. Not just with PPO insured plans, but…
Business 101 for Dental Hygienists
Mar 9 • 29 min
This past week there were several comments about the wages being offered new dental hygienists in the State of Utah. They couldn’t believe many docs were offering a starting salary of $25 per hour (sorry docs from other states, it’s just supply and…
What Does a Dental Business Look Like?
Feb 24 • 18 min
Dentists need to look at other businesses to keep their dental business relevant.
Team Development in our Nation’s Capital
Feb 17 • 35 min
Team Development in training dental teams
Dental Eyes Were Opened at the Bellingham Washington Seminar
Feb 10 • 30 min
All of you need to know our Clinical Business of Dentistry Introductory Seminar is always being updated. We continue to place new information in our presentations as we go. However, I know the training so well, that I’m not as focused on what I’m…
Please, Save the Jawbone!
Feb 3 • 18 min
Just give every patient with a needed extraction the choice of ridge preservation.
Preventing Fraud and Embezzlement in your Dental Practice
Jan 27 • 40 min
Dentists need to “prevent” fraud and embezzlement in their practices, not wait to fall victim to it!
The Business Cycle of Direct and Indirect Pulp Caps
Jan 20 • 22 min
There are other ways to increase income on our composite fills, pulp caps are not one of them.
Who Pays For Dentistry?
Jan 13 • 16 min
When dentists and their teams write off collectable income, everyone is hurt in the office.
The MPMB 2020 Introduction
Jan 6 • 13 min
2020 is going to be great for Dentists and their teams
You’ve Been Lied to Long Enough
Dec 16, 2019 • 34 min
Dentists and their teams chase false narratives. It’s time to stop!
Trust Goes Both Ways
Dec 9, 2019 • 19 min
Dental Office Managers need to be trusted to do their jobs.
I Only Put In The Best For My Patients…
Dec 2, 2019 • 15 min
Give your patients exactly what they are willing to pay for.
Dental Labs, CAD/CAM, and Market Share
Nov 25, 2019 • 29 min
Digital Dentistry continues to take market share from traditional dental labs
A Month of Gratitude, in dentistry, and beyond
Nov 18, 2019 • 27 min
Grateful for dentistry and beyond.
The Non-Supported Office Manager
Nov 4, 2019 • 29 min
Doc, invest in your office manager.
Case Acceptance Means Nothing if you’re not Profitable
Oct 28, 2019 • 21 min
Increase case acceptance in dentistry does not equal increase profitability.
Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: How they affect your dental practice
Oct 21, 2019 • 17 min
Soft skills in the work force are necessary for all employees, even the boss.
My Practice My Business Dental Podcast Introduction
Oct 15, 2019 • 20 min
It all started with a simple phone call to the dental insurance company
Is Dentistry Going Digital? It Already Has!
Oct 14, 2019 • 24 min
Dentistry has already gone digital.
Up-Coding vs. Up-Grading
Oct 7, 2019 • 16 min
Up-coding is bad, but up-grading is what you should be doing in dentistry.
10 Suggestions for Dental Team Members to be Categorically Great!
Sep 30, 2019 • 20 min
Achieve categorical greatness in dentistry
Your Patient Has Gas, and You Gave It To Them!
Sep 23, 2019 • 15 min
Charge for what you do, free dentistry hurts everyone.
So Much Misinformation Out There: Let’s Help Each Other
Sep 16, 2019 • 23 min
Challenge the status-quo on things your are taught, and accept truth when you find it.
Direct Operating Costs Per Hour
Sep 9, 2019 • 14 min
Direct Operating Costs per hour are mission critical to setting our fees.
Oh My, Look What Medical Has Discovered: Upgrading!
Sep 3, 2019 • 14 min
It’s time we all got paid fairly for the high quality dentistry we provide
Controlling Words Soon Become Believable, Just Ask Your Patient or Office Manager
Aug 26, 2019 • 21 min
Controlling words soon become believable and can damage the doctor/patient relationship in dentistry.
The Nickel and Dime Syndrome
Aug 19, 2019 • 13 min
Dentistry isn’t even close to the definition of “nickel and diming”, so charge for what you do!
Team Engagement: Is Everyone On Board?
Aug 12, 2019 • 10 min
Engaged team members are always happier and more productive
Local Anesthesia, Suturing, and the ADA: We Need Your Help
Aug 5, 2019 • 15 min
If medical can bill out suturing and anesthesia, why can’t dentistry? Unbelievable…
To Permit Ignorance Is To Empower It
Jul 29, 2019 • 15 min
Eliminate ignorance and complacency in your dental practice
Features vs. Benefits and the Purchases Dentists Make
Jul 22, 2019 • 21 min
It’s the ROI, not the features and benefits dentists need to know.
Fear Not the Power of Dental Fear: my interview with Wes Jankowski of CEO Dentist
Jul 15, 2019 • 54 min
Fear often times is the limiting factor with dentists making their practices profitable.
Why Periodontal Treatment Fails: a business approach
Jul 8, 2019 • 21 min
Dental consumers hate to pay for something twice, so treatment plan them differently!
They’re Lowering Reimbursement Rates Again!
Jul 1, 2019 • 21 min
Dental Insurance Companies are Lowering the Rates Again…
Read the CDT Code Book from the ADA
Jun 24, 2019 • 12 min
Read the ADA’s CDT Code Book. It’s filled with excitement and information you need to know.
Digital Images Cost Nothing: and other such nonsense!
Jun 17, 2019 • 20 min
Digital images are not as free as some would believe! Don’t give them away.
GP’s and Specialists: It’s all about the patient!
Jun 10, 2019 • 43 min
A great relationship between specialists and their referring dentist is a must for patient care.
Office Managers: Be a Leader, Not a Follower
Jun 3, 2019 • 23 min
Be a leader, not a follower when it comes to dental truths vs. myths
Memorial Day and Team Development
May 27, 2019 • 25 min
Team development is mission critical when accomplishing your vision
8 Crucial Facts About Patient Retention
May 20, 2019 • 18 min
Retaining that “first time patient” is a critical factor for any business
Doctor, who is your competition?
May 13, 2019 • 21 min
Corporate America is dentistry’s biggest competition.
The “YNINDI” Syndrome
May 6, 2019 • 22 min
“YNINDI Syndrome”: Yeah, No, I’m Not Doing It…
Whitney, the Office Manager, Tells Her Story
Apr 29, 2019 • 33 min
A dental office manager’s testimonial. Listen closely!
Self-Induced Insurance Courtesies
Apr 22, 2019 • 22 min
It’s not good business practice to give your services away as a courtesy to PPO patients
Disney and your Dental Practice
Apr 15, 2019 • 15 min
Learn how Disney and your practice need each other.
Where did my profits go?
Apr 8, 2019 • 21 min
Free markets are best for regulating dental costs
Case Presentations are Sales Cycles
Apr 1, 2019 • 32 min
Case presentations are sales cycles
Practice Fees
Mar 25, 2019 • 15 min
How to set your fees
The Statistical State of Dentistry: in Utah and Beyond
Mar 18, 2019 • 19 min
PPO insurance plans and how the effect your dental practice.
The Dichotomy of Dentistry
Mar 11, 2019 • 20 min
Doc, invest in your office manger!
An Email Worth Sharing
Mar 4, 2019 • 20 min
Exceptional dental front office service wins every time.
Please, Make It Stop, It’s Not a Courtesy
Feb 25, 2019 • 20 min
The patient, not the doc, is responsible to pay for their needed dental care.
Case Acceptance: It’s a Biology Thing!
Feb 20, 2019 • 22 min
Who would have thought case acceptance was a biological process.
Why every extraction deserves ridge preservation
Feb 19, 2019 • 21 min
Why fear prevents most dentists from offering ridge preservation to their patients.