Thriving Dentist Show with Gary Takacs

Thriving Dentist Show with Gary Takacs

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Helping you build a great dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction


The Benefits Of Assisted Hygiene
Jul 1 • 63 min
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs talks about the benefits of assisted hygiene & provides the listeners with secret tips that will help make it work in their dental practice. Gary is a huge advocate of hygiene driven practices. There are a lot…
A Bonus System that Works!
Jun 24 • 63 min
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares about his most favorite system of achieving consecutive growth in his Life Smiles Practice, which is having a proper Bonus system/compensation system that works. This episode will help you…
How Understanding DISC Personality Styles can Transform Your Practice!
Jun 17 • 57 min
In this episode, Gary shares his insights on the DISC personality styles while explaining in detail about each category and how to identify each personality style to help transform a dental practice. This episode will help our listeners…
5 trends to watch in dentistry
Jun 10 • 52 min
In this episode, Gary shares the 5 trends in dentistry that dentists should keep an eye out, especially post-COVID 19. He will delve deeper into share about; The negativity of an insurance-driven practice How you should prepare to treat…
Is NOW the Time to Resign from PPO Plans?
Jun 3 • 62 min
In this episode, Gary answers the question if this is the time to resign from PPO plans. He answers this question as ‘YES’ and provides his reasons why they should do so. He stresses on the negative points of having a higher overhead and its…
The Ideal Practice Size
May 27 • 63 min
Gary & Naren share their insights on how to determine the right size for your practice. They share actionable information that the listeners can use to set goals to start developing their practice towards an ideal practice size. Gary shares…
Special Gift: Free MouthGuard Project Course for Thriving Dentist Show Listeners ($199 Value)
May 20 • 60 min
In this episode Gary Takacs along with Naren Arulrajah, delves deeper into why everyone of our listeners could incorporate the mouthguard course to create NFL quality mouthguards as a marketing/ service project for their patients and for their…
Tips to Improve Your Immune System’ with Dr. Uche Odiatu
May 13 • 55 min
In this episode, Gary interviews Dr.Uche Odiatu on strengthening the immune system to lead a healthy life, especially during this challenging time. In this episode, Uche Odiatu shares his insights on: The benefits of maintaining a strong…
Thoughts From Leaders In Dentistry On Making Your Future Bigger Than Your Past
May 6 • 49 min
In this episode, Gary and 7 other guests along with Naren share their thoughts on how to create a bigger future than the past. This episode has been specially created to share a positive message from the Leaders in Dentistry with all the…
First 100 Days Plan
Apr 29 • 57 min
In this episode Gary & Naren discuss how to plan your first 100 days. Gary has a specific ‘First 100 Days’ Plan which he uses with for his personal coaching clients and he shares same during this podcast for the benefit of all our listeners so…
What Thriving Dentists are doing NOW with Marketing
Apr 22 • 67 min
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss what dentists are currently doing now with their marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gary and Naren also go in-depth on marketing fundamentals, Google and Cialdini’s principles.
Do You Really Want Things to Return to Normal?
Apr 15 • 62 min
In this episode Gary & Naren discuss the question ‘Do You Really Want Things to Return to Normal?’, they further discuss on how we can make good use of the current free time we have in hand to come back stronger & better when the pandemic…
5 Effective Responses to COVID-19 Crisis
Apr 8 • 46 min
In today’s episode Gary and Naren discuss 5 effective responses to the COVID-19 crisis. During these uncertain times it will not only help you (the dentist) and your team members, but it will also help your patients to know that someone truly does…
Special Report: How Thriving Dental Practices Can Work From Home
Apr 1 • 57 min
In this Episode Gary & Naren shares their insight on how dental practices can work from home during this Covid-19 pandemic. They also provide some valuable resources for our thrivers.
Long Game or Short Game?
Mar 25 • 43 min
In today’s episode Gary and Naren discuss the challenges and uncertainty of the effects of the COVID-19 in dentistry and life in general and how important it is to have the right mindset during these times of uncertainty.
Special Report; COVID-19 and Dentistry with Dr. Gordon Christensen
Mar 19 • 48 min
This is a time of uncertainty as we deal with the challenges of COVID-19. One of the reasons people feel uncertain is the amount of conflicting information about the virus and its impact. Gary and Naren wanted to bring you the most current scientific…
5 Specific Tips to be a Rockstar Dental Team Member
Mar 18 • 65 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren talk about the 5 Specific Tips to be a Rockstar Dental Team Member. In the second segment, Gary answers questions sent by dental team members from all over US. And there’s a special Ekwa…
How to Attract & Keep the Best Possible Team Members
Mar 11 • 52 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren talk about 5 strategies in keeping the best possible team members and reducing turnover. In the second segment, Gary answers some questions from dentists and defines the 5 tips/strategies. A…
Secret to creating a practice and life of your dreams
Mar 4 • 70 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren discuss the secret to creating a practice and life of your dreams; a practice that helps you achieve personal, professional & financial satisfaction. In the second segment Gary & Naren…
5 Growth Hacks to Make Every Year Your Best Year Yet
Feb 26 • 65 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren talk about 5 Growth Hacks to Make Every Year Your Best Year Yet. Gary also has an exciting special offer for our Thrivers.
5 Tips to Master Scheduling
Feb 19 • 64 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren talk about 5 tips on how you can master scheduling in your practice. Additionally, Gary has an exciting announcement to share with our Thrivers.
Defining Success in Dentistry in 2020 and Beyond
Feb 12 • 56 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren talk about finding joy and happiness in dentistry. In the second segment, Gary interviews Tom Larkin who shares his insights on the NCA National Football championship, discussing about Joe Burrow…
The 06 Digital Photos that will Massively Increase Case Acceptance
Feb 5 • 57 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren go in-depth on the ways of improving the case acceptance in your practice. In the second segment, Naren asks Gary questions that were sent in from the listeners & last but not least Gary has…
How to Master the concept of ‘Story’ in your practice
Jan 29 • 56 min
The High-Performance Dentist
Jan 22 • 69 min
In today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren reflect back on Gary’s Mentor, Dr. Omer Reed and how he influenced his life. In the Thriving Dentist Interview segment, Dr. Uche Odiatu joins Gary in conversation to help you work…
Sometimes the Best Defense is Offense: Delta Dental
Jan 15 • 61 min
Thrivers we believe the time has come that you rebuild your practice and claim what is officially yours by not being dependent on Insurance providers. In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren discuss the largest dental insurance…
The 24 systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part II
Jan 8 • 65 min
In today’s coaching in action episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss the remaining 12 systems for a thriving practice. They discussed the part I of the twelve systems for a Thriving practice in episode 413 which was released on the…
Make 2020 the Year you Master Marketing
Jan 1 • 63 min
In this episode Gary interviews Naren on how Dentists can master marketing and they take a deeper dive into Dr. Cialdini’s influence principles, new google update, the importance of reviews and so much more. Last but not least, Ekwa Marketing has a…
How to develop a health-centric practice and enjoy the benefits
Dec 25, 2019 • 65 min
In this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss how to develop a health-centric practice and the benefits of doing so in the coaching in action segment. We have a Thriving Dentist interview segment where Gary interviews his good friend…
The 24 Systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part I
Dec 18, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss 12 of the 24 systems that are important to have in place in your dental practice. This will be the part 01 on the topic. Thrivers, there will be an exclusive early bird offer for Gary’s…
Race to the Bottom or Sprint to the Top
Dec 11, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah go in depth on being insurance dependence and the impact Delta Dental has on the industry and how you can grow your practice bigger and better by reducing insurance dependence. The second…
The Importance of Offering High Value Services
Dec 4, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss in depth about high value services and the importance of offering them in your practice. They further discuss on how to develop and market the cosmetic component of your practice….
Seven Steps for a Remarkable New Patient Experience
Nov 27, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss the seven important steps involved in making a remarkable new patient experience. In the coaching in action session, Gary discusses on ways how you can give a unique experience to…
Four Ways To Determine If You Are a Thriver
Nov 20, 2019 • 55 min
In today’s episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss the various ways on how to tell if you are a ‘Thriver’ and how to become one if you aren’t. Gary will also introduce some case studies of Thrivers and how serving others impacts…
How to Develop a Hygiene Driven Practice
Nov 13, 2019 • 57 min
In today’s episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah, talk about developing a hygiene driven practice, it’s importance and how to measure performance and achieve it. In the 2nd part of the show, Gary introduces ‘Thriving Dentist in Real…
How to Develop a High Performance Team
Nov 6, 2019 • 59 min
In today’s episode Gary and his co-host Naren Arulrajah dive into the first segment of the Thriving Dentist Coaching in Action series on how to develop a high performance team. Later Naren and Gary talks about the 1st book in the…
The Power of a Relationship-Driven Practice
Oct 30, 2019 • 60 min
In this episode, Gary continues his series on the 10 Elements of a Thriving Practice along with co-host, Naren Arulrajah where they discuss the power of a relationship-driven practice. This episode has been specially created to make the information shared…
Sucktember
Oct 23, 2019 • 62 min
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary and his co-host Naren Arulrajah discuss seasonality in practice and how you can avoid a negative season, be proactive and not have any down cycles or future Sucktembers in your practice. 00:36…
The 10 Elements of a Thriving Practice
Oct 16, 2019 • 60 min
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary and his co-host Naren discuss what a Thriving Practice looks like from a patient, owner, and a team member’s point of view. They further discuss the ten elements in Gary’s practice, Life Smiles Dental…
The Thriving Dentist Show Pivots
Oct 9, 2019 • 59 min
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary has invited his friend and co-host of the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast, Naren Arulrajah to co-host this episode. Naren is the CEO of Ekwa Marketing and helps dentists across the world with their …
Year End Tax Savings Tips With Robby Apple CPA
Oct 2, 2019 • 54 min
Gary invited his friend Robby Apple CPA as a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show to share some specific tips you can use to reduce your tax liability in 2019. The timing on this Show is very important because you …
Why Does Dentistry Fails? With Greg Kamyszek
Sep 25, 2019 • 63 min
The reality is that dentistry can fail due to a number of reasons. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Greg Kamyszek on the Show as a Guest to explore some common reasons why dentistry fails. In this …
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Serious Medical Condition with a Dental Solution with Bryan Ferre
Sep 18, 2019 • 62 min
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most pernicious and misunderstood healthcare concerns of the modern era. Gary invited his friend Bryan Ferre as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his knowledge about OSA. In this …
The Story of Three Young Dentists Who Are ROCKING Their Careers with Drs. Joseph Blalock, Scotty Blanchard and Luis Philipe Mariusso
Sep 11, 2019 • 60 min
You likely know that Gary is passionate about dentistry and you have probably heard him say that Dentistry ROCKS! This Thriving Dentist Show is one that you will absolutely love. A little over three years ago, Gary interviewed a group …
CoDiscovery; What is it? When to Use it? Why to Use it? with Dr. Paul Henny
Sep 4, 2019 • 54 min
CoDiscovery is a process that was introduced to the dental profession many years ago by Dr. L.D. Pankey and Dr. Peter Dawson (among others) to help patients take a greater interest in comprehensive care. In terms of diagnosis, treatment planning …
Real-Time Online Scheduling with Weston Lunsford and Keith English
Aug 28, 2019 • 58 min
Gary often studies trends that other businesses are doing to see if they can be adapted to dentistry. Real-Time online scheduling is something that other industries are using with great success. For example, Millions of people use Open Table to …
The Model of an Award-Winning, Multi-Disciplinary Practice with Dr. Nanda Albatish
Aug 21, 2019 • 51 min
There are many successful practice models to consider as you strive to develop the style of practice that works best for you. For this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Nada Albatish as a Guest to share how …
FREE Online CE: Practice Growth Summit (The World’s Largest Online Practice Growth Event) hosted by Weave
Aug 14, 2019 • 54 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you know that Gary is passionate about technology and Continuing Education. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews three executives at Weave about their upcoming online CE Event called …
Lessons From a Dental Company Celebrating 100 Years in Business with Ann Steinbock
Aug 7, 2019 • 45 min
According to US Census Data, less than one-half of one percent of businesses stay in business for 100 years! Very few Dental Companies can claim a 100 year History! Whip Mix is one of these elite Companies. In this interview, …
It’s Not in the Knowing, It’s in the Doing’ with Dr. Mike Fling
Jul 31, 2019 • 57 min
Thriving Dentists have a common denominator in that they are lifelong learners and constantly improving their clinical, business and behavioral skills. However, for many people there is a gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. We often know what to do but …
Life After I Sold My Practice to a DSO (and Kept Working There!) with Dr. Nezar Kassem
Jul 24, 2019 • 55 min
Earlier this year, Gary interviewed his friend Dr. Nezar Kassem about his decision to sell his practice at mid-career to a DSO. During that interview, Gary asked Nezar’s permission to circle back later this year for a follow up interview …
How to Become a Transformational Leader to achieve the Practice of Your Dreams with Dr. Mac McDonald
Jul 17, 2019 • 63 min
Leadership is such an important element of a Thriving dental Practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend, Dr. Mac McDonald to share his wisdom and thoughts on how Dentists can become Transformational Leaders. In this Show, Gary …
Courageous Conversations with Katherine Eitel Belt
Jul 10, 2019 • 71 min
Communication is such an important topic! Our Guest on this Thriving Dentist Show is Katherine Eitel Belt and she is a master at teaching effective communication. In this particular Show, Katherine shares strategies and tips for how to have Courageous …
Everything to Consider When Building Your Ideal Office with Bruce Johnstone
Jul 3, 2019 • 60 min
It is likely that as some point in your career you will build your ideal office. Gary did so in 2011 and he credits the new office as an important element in his practice success. In this Thriving Dentist Show, …
Case Conversations that Make it Easy for Patients to Say Yes with Paul Homoly DDS
Jun 26, 2019 • 66 min
Developing the skills to help guide your patients to accept ideal treatment is a necessary skill set in a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Paul Homoly to share some insights and tips that …
The Latest Advances in Adult Orthodontics with Dr. Mike DiTolla
Jun 19, 2019 • 63 min
There are many cool advances in the world of adult orthodontics in a general practice. Gary invited his friend Dr. Mike DiTolla as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share these advances with our listeners. In this Show, …
How LifeSmiles Attracts 65 Quality New Patients Every Month via Digital Marketing with Naren Arulrajah
Jun 12, 2019 • 64 min
New patient flow is critically important for a successful dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Naren Arulrajah to explain the digital marketing plan and activities that Gary uses in his LifeSmiles practice to attract 65…
From Army Dentist to Owning Three Practices with Dr. Richard Low
Jun 5, 2019 • 58 min
This is a great interview that you will totally enjoy! As you know, Gary is passionate about entrepreneurship in dentistry and helping Dentists become an owner of their own dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his former Dental…
The Difference that 2 Degrees can Make in Your Dental Practice with Weston Lunsford
May 29, 2019 • 65 min
Minor changes in course direction can make a significant difference in the performance of your dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Weston Lunsford to discuss the significance of 2 degrees. In this Show, Gary and …
Technology to Get Paid Faster with Lower Cost while Providing Your Patients a Superior Payment Experience with Bruce Baird DDS
May 22, 2019 • 56 min
Creating a Payment System in your practice where you collect everything you produce is a critically important element of a thriving practice. It’s very frustrating to produce dentistry and not get paid for it! To help you master payment success today, …
The Science Behind Xylitol and How to Incorporate Xylitol in a Thriving Dental Practice with Nate Jones
May 15, 2019 • 60 min
Xylitol is a 5 carbon sugar that was discover in the 1890’s. During world War II, there was a shortage of sugar in Scandinavian countries leading to the first widespread use of xylitol and dental professionals noticed a significant improvement …
Everything You Have Ever Wanted to Know About Successful Branding with Grace Rizza
May 8, 2019 • 60 min
Branding is one of those terms that we often hear about but very few people actually understand! In this Thriving Dentist Show episode Gary invited his friend Grace Rizza as a Guest to unlock the mystery of branding and share …
Creating the Remarkable Dental Practice with Fred Joyal
May 1, 2019 • 59 min
Fred Joyal has been a colleague and friend of Gary’s for 32+ years! Gary invited Fred as a returning Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share information about a new digital course that Fred has created all about how …
CBD Oil Applications in Dentistry with Paul Henny DDS
Apr 24, 2019 • 66 min
Cannabidoil (CBD)is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis (marajuana) plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. As of 2018, preliminary clinical research on cannabidiol included…
Dental Practice Hero; From Ordinary Practice to Extraordinary Experience with Paul Etchison DDS
Apr 17, 2019 • 54 min
Exceptional patient service is the ‘secret sauce’ that sets every world-class dental practice apart. Many patients want to go to a dental practice where they are taken care of by a Dentist and Team who they know, like and trust. …
The Lip and Tongue-Tie (ankyloglossia) Laser Release Procedure with Ford Gatgens DDS
Apr 10, 2019 • 62 min
Gary’s experience as a Coach gives him a first hand opportunity to see what is working in exceptional dental practices all over the country. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend and client, Dr. Ford Gatgens from Dickson, …
Embracing Rejection as a Key to Achieving Your Goals with Laura Mach DDS
Apr 3, 2019 • 64 min
Rejection is something that we all face in our lives. How you deal with rejection is impacted by many factors including your level of Emotional Intelligence. Gary invited his friend Dr. Laura Mach as a guest on the Thriving Dentist …
Keys to Financial Independence with Art Wiederman CPA
Mar 27, 2019 • 65 min
The American Dental Association reports that fewer than 3% of Dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary is on a mission to change that statistic and help more Dentists achieve the financial independence they deserve. To …
What Americans REALLY Think About Their Teeth with Brian McCarthy
Mar 20, 2019 • 56 min
Recently the Harris Poll conducted an online survey revealing American views and behaviors towards oral and dental care, habits and priorities. The results of this survey were published in the form of the 2019 State of the American Mouth Report. …
Case Acceptance Tips to Get More Yes’s from Your Patients with Dr. Chris Bowman
Mar 13, 2019 • 65 min
Often times a major difference between a good Dentist and a world-class Dentist is the case presentation skills of the Dentist. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Chris Bowman as a Guest to discuss how to get …
How One Dentist Saved over 50% on CAD-CAM Technology in his Practice with Dr. John Ravera
Mar 6, 2019 • 58 min
The technology we have in dentistry today in nothing short of amazing! And it keeps getting better. It’s a great time to be a Dentist and also a brilliant time to be a dental patient as well. In this Thriving …
The Less insurance Dependence Mastermind with Gary Takacs
Feb 27, 2019 • 70 min
Recently, Gary was interviewed by his good friend Naren Arulrajah for his Growing Dentist podcast. The interview provided such useful information that Gary made the decision to publish this interview here on the Thriving Dentist Show for our listeners. In…
Life Saving Dental Hygiene with Tom Larkin DDS
Feb 20, 2019 • 58 min
It is long past due to get serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease! Today we know ever more about the link between oral and systemic health and we have new technology that can help improve specific diagnosis and new …
Smiles at Sea is Going to Cuba! with Elijah Desmond
Feb 13, 2019 • 48 min
There are some very cool things happening in the world of Dental CE these days! Gary has long been a fan of combining excellent CE with an incredible experience to make the learning come alive and live in the minds …
Loving What You Do is the Secret to Insane Success with Dr. Peyman Raissi
Feb 6, 2019 • 61 min
There are some amazing young Dentists making a positive impact on the Dental Profession! Dr. Peyman Raissi (aka; Peyray) is one of those amazing young Dentists. Gary Invited Peyray as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his …
If Your Marketing Strategy is ‘Spray and Pray’ Here’s a much More Effective Approach with Mark Oborn
Jan 30, 2019 • 58 min
Developing a comprehensive marketing strategy to consistently attract quality new patients is a very important system for a Thriving Practice! In this interview, Gary invited his long-time friend, Mark Oborn, as a guest on the podcast to discuss the most …
Why I Decided (as a mid-career Dentist) to Sell my Practice to a DSO with Dr. Nezar Kassem
Jan 23, 2019 • 59 min
DSO’s (Dental Service Organizations) are the fastest growing segment in dentistry today. It is common today for Dentists to be approached by DSO’s looking to acquire more practices. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Nezar Kassem …
Best Strategies for Paying Off Your Dental School Loans as Soon as Possible with Mark Johnson
Jan 16, 2019 • 54 min
The cost of a dental school education has risen rapidly and Dentists are graduating with very high levels of student loan debt. To help Dentists develop a successful plan to retire student loans as soon as possible, Gary invited his …
How I Attracted 1,000+ New Patients in Less Than 3 Years Using Instagram with Dr. Brian Baliwas
Jan 9, 2019 • 57 min
There are a number of young Dentists who are really doing some very cool things to advance the dental dental profession. This Thriving Dentist Show interview is with one of those progressive, young Dentists. His name is Dr. Brian Baliwas …
Health and Wellness Hacks to Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Jan 2, 2019 • 62 min
Maintaining good health is very important if you are going to achieve your full potential as a dental professional. To begin our 8th year of publishing the Thriving Dentist Show, we decided to feature Dr. Uche Odiatu on Health and …
Training and Investing in Developing your Team with Laura Hatch
Dec 26, 2018 • 60 min
A high performance team is a requirement if you are going to develop a world-class dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Laura Hatch as a guest to discuss the latest trends on training and investing …
Lessons from Competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships with Dr. Brett Kessler
Dec 19, 2018 • 62 min
Gary enjoys taking things he learns outside the dental profession and then adapting and applying these concepts to dentistry. This interview with his friend Dr. Brett Kessler is a very good example of this concept. Recently, Brett competed in the …
The Indirect Path to Success and the Importance of Gratitude with Dr. Nikki Green
Dec 12, 2018 • 68 min
Most Dentists will experience some hurdles on their journey to develop a successful practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his long-time client and friend Dr. Nikki Green to share her experiences developing a thriving practice. In this Show,…
A Fee-For-Service Success Story with Dr. Drew Byrnes
Dec 5, 2018 • 64 min
You are likely aware that Gary is passionate about helping Dentists reduce their insurance dependence! In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary invited his friend Dr. Drew Byrnes as a Guest to discuss his fee-for-service journey. In this Show, Gary …
Lessons from the World of High-End Retail and from Disney that Can Be Applied to Your Practice with Andre Shirdan
Nov 28, 2018 • 56 min
There are some wonderful lessons we can learn from successful retailers, especially when it comes to helping people want our services. For example, perio disease is quite literally an epidemic in the adult population today, yet most dental practices…
Can You Hear Me Now? The Issue of Hearing Loss in the Dental Profession with Dr. Sean Tomalty
Nov 21, 2018 • 57 min
The issue of hearing loss in the dental profession is a important topic. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Sean Tomalty as a Guest to discuss the incidence and causes of hearing loss among Dentists and …
Five Things I Would Do Differently If I started All Over on Monday Morning with Dr. Steve Rasner
Nov 14, 2018 • 65 min
Experience is such a wonderful teacher! In fact, experience might be the best teacher. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Steve Rasner to share his thoughts on the 5 specific things he would do differently if …
Voices of Dentistry 2019 Podcast Summit, Work/Life Balance and Seasons in Your Career with Dr. Mark Costes
Nov 7, 2018 • 50 min
Mark Costes is one of Gary’s amazing friends in dentistry and he invited Mark as a Guest on the Show for a fun conversation covering a range of topics. In this interview Gary and Mark discuss; the upcoming 2019 Voices …
Save Lives by Implementing Airway Dentistry with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid
Oct 31, 2018 • 67 min
In 2017 the ADA mandated that Dentists have responsibilities in the areas of Airway Development and Management, Sleep Related Disordered Breathing, Snoring and Sleep Apnea. To address these responsibilities and so much more, Gary invited his long-time…
How to Uplevel Your Practice with Improved Patient Communication, Technology, Leadership & Analytics with Josh Weiner
Oct 24, 2018 • 67 min
Gary has a number of Business Mentors in his life and today he has invited one of those Business Mentors, Josh Weiner, as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his perspective on how to raise the level …
The Best (and Worst) Practices in Practice Transitions with Rob Montgomery
Oct 17, 2018 • 58 min
Buying a practice is a transaction that many Dentists will experience in their careers. This is one transaction when you want to get it right the first time! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Rob Montgomery as …
The $10,000 A Day Dentist with Dr. Bill Williams
Oct 10, 2018 • 55 min
Rising practice overhead is severely impacting many dental practices today. While there are many reasons why overhead continues to escalate out of control for many Dentists, one important reason why overhead is so high is that many Dentists are not …
Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence with Gary Takacs
Oct 3, 2018 • 61 min
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares his experience of radically reducing insurance dependence in his own practice in Phoenix, AZ. Of all the strategic decisions that Gary, Dr. Nielson and Dr. Schmidt have made in their practice, the single …
The Dental Connection to the Opioid Crisis with Leslie Fang MD
Sep 26, 2018 • 68 min
The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl) is a serious crisis. Each day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. This is a public health crisis with major…
Introducing Dentistry.com; A Noble Project to Get More People to Visit the Dentist! with Brian McCarthy
Sep 19, 2018 • 61 min
Getting patients to visit the Dentist is a topic that Gary is passionate about! The truth is, despite all the amazing advances in dentistry, we are not doing so great on getting more people to visit the Dentist. The ADA …
How Dr. Anissa Holmes Built a World-Class Practice in Jamaica with Facebook Marketing
Sep 12, 2018 • 66 min
Dr. Anissa Holmes has developed and grown the premier dental practice in Jamaica via digital marketing and specifically through the strategic use of Facebook Marketing. In this information-packed interview Gary and Anissa discuss; Exactly how Anissa gets…
How to Collect Everything You Produce and Do So In a Patient-Friendly Manner with Andy Cleveland
Sep 5, 2018 • 58 min
Developing a successful payment system in your practice is very important in a Thriving dental practice. It can be extremely frustrating to do dentistry and not get paid! In this Show Gary invited his friend Andy Cleveland to discuss how …
‘Do Data Like the Big Guys’ with Weston Lunsford
Aug 29, 2018 • 61 min
Knowing your practice data is a requirement to develop a thriving practice today. To share some actionable information about your practice data, Gary invited his friend Weston Lunsford as a Guest on this Thriving Dentist Show. In this Show Gary …
How a Community of Like-Minded Dental Professionals will Lead You to Greater Success with Dr. Paul Goodman
Aug 22, 2018 • 63 min
In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Dr. Paul Goodman as a guest to discuss the importance of developing your own community of like-minded colleagues for support and encouragement. Many Dentists experience isolation in their careers and a…
Living the Dream of Practice Ownership with Dr. David Stern
Aug 15, 2018 • 53 min
If you know anything about Gary, you know that he is passionate about entrepreneurship in dentistry and it is his strong belief that owning your own practice is the best possible career path! To share a success story about one …
Training Your Dental Assistants to their Full Potential with Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer
Aug 8, 2018 • 67 min
Dental Assistants are such an important part of a thriving dental practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friends, Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer to talk about how to train your dental assistants to their full potential. …
Lessons from a Successful Large Private Group Practice with Stacy Aldmeyer
Aug 1, 2018 • 57 min
There are many successful practice models today in dentistry including solo private practice, multi-office DSO group and large single location practice to name three successful models. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Stacy Aldmeyer…
Hiring Right! with Heidi Mount
Jul 25, 2018 • 57 min
Assembling a high performance Team is one of your most important responsibilities. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Heidi Mount to share some valuable tips on how to hire the right team to support your practice vision. …
Social Media Marketing Wisdom with Jack Hadley
Jul 18, 2018 • 63 min
Social Media Marketing is a very effective way of attracting more quality new patients to your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Jack Hadley to discuss how to effectively use Social Media as part of your …
Can Artificial Intelligence Put More Patients in Your Chair? with Amol Nirgudkar
Jul 11, 2018 • 68 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is a full-fledged Geek! He loves technology and how you can use technology in your practice to enhance the patient experience and improve your practice. …
How the Metaphor of the ‘Last Pistachio’ can Radically Improve the Patient Experience in Your Dental Practice’ with Fred Joyal
Jul 4, 2018 • 57 min
This is a fun and insightful interview with Gary’s long time friend, Fred Joyal. In this interview Gary and Fred discuss; What Fred has learned from spending over $500 Million in advertising to encourage patients to go to the Dentist, …
Future-Proof your Practice by Adding Medically Necessary Dentistry to Your Treatment Mix with Patrick Kircher
Jun 27, 2018 • 55 min
There are many patients who suffer from a variety of medical issues that originate from improper and unbalanced forces in the mouth. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Patrick Kircher on the topic of Medically Necessary Dentistry …
One Dentist’s Story of Adversity and How he Overcame these Challenges with Dr. Brian Toorani
Jun 20, 2018 • 60 min
The truth is that we are all likely to face many challenges in our lives. Dr. Brian Toorani is a long-time friend of Gary’s and he has experienced many challenges in his personal and professional life. Gary invited Brian to …
How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice with Trisha O’hehir RDH
Jun 13, 2018 • 64 min
Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today. In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha …
Four Perspectives on the Future of Private Practice Dentistry with Debra Englehardt-Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne
Jun 6, 2018 • 56 min
Gary had an opportunity to interview three of his dear friends as a live interview on the Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise. This is a fun and enlightening interview with Debra Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne. The …
A System to Successfully Reactivate Past Due Hygiene Patients with Cory Pinegar
May 30, 2018 • 58 min
Every dental practice has the experience of patients that are overdue for their hygiene appointment. This is one of the most pressing practice management problems that Dentists face today. To present some practical solutions to this challenge, Gary…
Communication and Image Master Class; How to Help Your Patients Feel Good About Themselves in our Presence with Janice Hurley
May 23, 2018 • 60 min
Image and Communication are so very important in a Thriving practice. Gary invited his friend Janice Hurley as a Guest on this Thriving Dentist Show to provide a communication and image Master Class with the focus on how to help …
How to Successfully Get Started with Dental Implants in Your Practice with Dr. Philip Gordon
May 16, 2018 • 67 min
In a recent study it was reported that 76% of Adults over age 35 were missing at least one tooth (independent of 3rd molars) and 22% of Adults of age 60 were completely edentulous. Dental Implants represent a great way …
Breakthrough New Technology for your Office Phone System with Brandon Rodman
May 9, 2018 • 63 min
You have likely heard Gary say that it is his opinion that the telephone is the single most important piece of equipment in the dental office. The reason for this is that the phone is the conduit through which most …
‘Digital Continuing Education Tools for Dental Professionals’ with John Stamper
May 2, 2018 • 62 min
Text the word Busting to 33444 to be notified when ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’ is available. The world of Dental CE is changing rapidly. Not so long ago the only real way for Dental Professionals to earn CE Credits …
News Flash! Make a Monthly Payment for Big Cases look more like a Car Payment than a House Payment and You’ll do more Big Cases with Dave Roehr
Apr 25, 2018 • 68 min
Busting Loose from Insurance Dependency http://ThrivingDentist.com/free Let’s face reality. After you have presented your treatment plan to your patient, often the first words that come out of their mouth are ‘How Much?” We all wished that patients asked…
The Psychology of Marketing Part 2 with Naren Arulrajah
Apr 18, 2018 • 67 min
This Thriving Dentist Show interview is about the Psychology of Marketing Part 2. Robert Cialdini is recognized by many authorities to be an absolutely brilliant marketing mind! His book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion is a New York Times best …
The Benefits of Creating Your Own In-Office Membership Plan with Jordon Comstock
Apr 11, 2018 • 51 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is an advocate of reducing insurance dependency in your practice. For this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Jordon Comstock as a guest to …
The Power of Creating Your Practice Philosophy with Dr. Paul Henny
Apr 4, 2018 • 65 min
Intention is a very important element of developing a thriving practice. Determining what your practice stands for can provide the ‘compass points’ that will lead you to develop your ideal practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend, …
The Smile Virtual Consult; A Powerful Strategy to Attract More Cosmetic Cases with Dr. Brian Harris
Mar 28, 2018 • 48 min
The digital world that we all live in today is transforming the way consumers think and act. Today you can order almost anything you can think of online and have it delivered to your doorstep the next day. Gary invited …
How to Use Market Intelligence to Attract Your Ideal New Patients with Forrest Wiederman
Mar 21, 2018 • 58 min
Marketing is such an important aspect of developing a thriving dental practice today! There is a marketing revolution going on in dentistry today and it’s very important to keep up with the tools and resources that allow you to attract …
Dental Everything…..All in one app! with Dr. Jim Arnold
Mar 14, 2018 • 55 min
This truly is ‘The Information Age’! That label is especially true in dentistry where the amount of information and knowledge is growing exponentially. It can be a real challenge to keep up with all the cool new dental information! In this Thriving…
Proven Ways to Add More High Value Dental Cases to Your Practice with Elijah Desmond
Mar 7, 2018 • 60 min
Dentistry is such an amazing profession because you get the opportunity to change people’s lives! Services like dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and complex restorative dentistry can quite literally change someone’s life. In this…
Live Dental Conferences are NOT Dead! with Steve Parker
Feb 28, 2018 • 55 min
Dental CE is changing today! There are many new formats that Dentists can use today to consume continuing education including digital courses, webinars, journal articles and virtual events among other options. While these new formats are convent and…
The Latest Advances in Regenerative Dentistry, Stem Cell Research & the Future of Dentistry with Dr. Vitor Neves
Feb 21, 2018 • 58 min
The advances that are happening in dentistry are nothing short of amazing! We are able to help patients in ways that simply were not possible even just a few years ago, and the future gets even more amazing. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his…
How to Lead with Impact with Manley Feinberg
Feb 14, 2018 • 74 min
Gary gets the opportunity to meet many speakers at Conferences where he is speaking throughout the year. This past year Gary met Manley Feinberg, the Keynote Speaker for the Speaking Consulting Network Conference. Manly is Speaker, Business Leader, Author…
The Psychology of Marketing with Naren Arulrajah
Feb 7, 2018 • 60 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes This Thriving Dentist interview is all about the psychology of marketing. Robert Cialdini is considered by many experts to be the one of the greatest marketing authorities …
Sedation Dentistry as an Excellent Practice Builder with Dr. Michael Silverman
Jan 31, 2018 • 62 min
The reality is that many patients experience fear or apprehension when it comes to visiting the Dentist. Recent studies reported that 49% of the adult population in the U.S. put off a visit to the Dentist because of fear and 22% of the adults in the U.S.…
The Role of Legacy, Purpose and Passion in a Thriving Practice with Gary Takacs
Jan 24, 2018 • 47 min
This Thriving Dentist Show is a very personal show for Gary. In this episode, Gary announces the Launch of the Thriving Practice Academy. Topics covered include; The back story to the creation of the Thriving Practice Academy, Gary’s perspective that now…
Everything Dentists Need to Know about the Latest Tax Reform Bill with Robby Apple CPA
Jan 17, 2018 • 63 min
In December 2017 Congress released the latest Tax Reform Bill providing the most sweeping changes in the tax code in over 30 years. Gary invited his friend Robby Apple CPA to discuss the details in the latest tax reform bill and specifically how these…
Financial Freedom is Achievable for Dentists but you Must Know the Rules of the Game! with Josh Robbins and Tom Zgainer
Jan 10, 2018 • 61 min
Gary defines Financial Freedom as the day when you can go to work because you want to, not because you have to. Despite having a very attractive annual income, most Dentists struggle with achieving Financial Freedom. A recent study reported that only 3%…
4 Specific Tips to Stack the Health and Fitness Deck in Your Favor in 2018 with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Jan 3, 2018 • 63 min
Our goal for the Thriving Dentist Show is to provide information that will help you develop a dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction! We want you to have it all and at the top of that list is to experience good…
How to Embrace a Culture of Celebration in your Dental Practice! with Theresa Narantic
Dec 27, 2017 • 57 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57 minutes Let’s face it, as much as we all love the dental profession the truth is many people do not look at a visit to the Dentist as …
This is an Amazing Time to be a Dentist! with Dr. Brad Smith
Dec 20, 2017 • 65 min
This is a very special episode of the Thriving Dentist Show. Many of our listeners know that Gary teaches at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine on Mondays where he teaches Practice Management and the ‘People’ side of dentistry. In this Show…
Everything you Need to Know About Branding with Grace Rizza
Dec 13, 2017 • 53 min
Creating a positive brand is a very important part of your marketing success. Branding in the dental profession is about creating an image and recognition for your your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friend Grace Rizza to discuss…
The Specific Reasons Why Dentists Retire 5 years Later Than the Average American with Reese Harper
Dec 6, 2017 • 70 min
The American Dental Association recently released a study on the financial success of Dentists. Among other findings, this study concluded that the average retirement age for a dentist is 67, which seems reasonable until you compare it with the retirement…
Proven Tips to to Achieve a High Performance Front Desk with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas
Nov 29, 2017 • 60 min
The business department (front desk) of your dental practice is an extremely important part of your success. The performance of your front desk team can quite literally make or break your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show interview, Gary invited his…
Empowering Office Managers with Practical Tools and Resources with Kiera Dent
Nov 22, 2017 • 51 min
Office Managers are very important in a Thriving Practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Kiera Dent to talk about all things related to Dental Office Manager Success. In this inspiring interview Gary and Kiera discuss; Why it is…
The Joys and Challenges of Multiple Practice Ownership with Dr. Mark Costes
Nov 15, 2017 • 53 min
Owning multiple practices is a trend that some Dentists are choosing as their career path. In this Thriving Dentist Show interview, Gary invited his friend Dr. Mark Costes to discuss the joys and challenges of multiple practice ownership. Mark currently…
How to Successfully Incorporate Treating Sleep Apnea in Your Practice with Steve Wick
Nov 8, 2017 • 54 min
Treating sleep disorders is the #1 clinical area of interest in dentistry today. It is estimated that 80 Million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). To help you successfully incorporate dental sleep medicine in your practice Gary invited…
Compare Your Practice to 2,000 Practices in 4 Specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) with Weston Lunsford
Nov 1, 2017 • 64 min
It is absolutely critical to measure performance in your dental practice. However, your practice management software only tells you ‘what happened’ as opposed to ‘what’s happening’. To help you better understand what is happening in your dental practice,…
Tips from Disney on Building a Practice where Patients Respond, Return & Refer with Travis Frederickson
Oct 25, 2017 • 59 min
Regular listeners to the Thriving Dentist Show will remember when Gary had Travis Frederickson as a guest to discuss his book: The Patient Experience: 4 Lessons From Disney to Dentistry. As a result of that interview and the massive interest from our…
The Model of a Single Location Group Practice that Produces $10M+ per year Driven by a Noble Cause with Dr. Craig Spodak
Oct 18, 2017 • 58 min
There are many different models of success in dentistry. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Craig Spodak from Delray Beach, FL about his practice model. Craig’s model is a single location group practice that produces over $10M…
Target Marketing Techniques for Facebook and Instagram Marketing with Bud Torcom
Oct 11, 2017 • 63 min
Social Media Marketing is one of the best ways to attract quality new patients to your practice. Gary invited his friend Bud Torcom on the Thriving Dentist Show to share the most effective target marketing techniques on Facebook and Instagram. In this…
Demystifying the Process of Buying or Selling a Practice with Matt Porter
Oct 4, 2017 • 62 min
Buying or selling a dental practice is one of the most important decisions that most Dentists in their career. Unfortunately there are many ‘Myths’ on the topic of buying or selling a practice. Gary invited his friend Matt Porter on the Thriving Dentist…
How Every Dental Assistant Can Have an Amazing Career with Kevin Henry
Sep 27, 2017 • 46 min
Gary invited his friend Kevin Henry (aka; The Dental Assistant Champion!) on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his tips on how every Dental Assistant can have an amazing, fulfilling career. Kevin just published his book titled; Battling and Beating the…
Tips to Hire and Keep your Dream Team with Kiera Dent
Sep 20, 2017 • 57 min
Often times the difference between a good dental practice and a world-class dental practice is the presence of an incredible Team! Many Dentists feel like they are looking for the elusive ‘Unicorn’ when searching for an ideal Team Member. To help you hire…
How to Convert New Callers into Appointments and Loyal Patients with Ashley Latter
Sep 13, 2017 • 63 min
Your telephone is the single most important piece of equipment in your dental office because it is the conduit through which your patients flow into your practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Ashley Latter on how to convert…
How to go from Burned Out to Fired Up! with Jamie Marboe RDH
Sep 6, 2017 • 58 min
Let’s face the reality that most Dentists will experience some degree of burn out at some stage in their career. Gary invited his friend Jamie Marboe to address this critical topic with the goal of sharing some proactive strategies that can help you avoid…
Dentistry from the Perspective of a Girl Boss with Julia Yelevich
Aug 30, 2017 • 60 min
The term Girl Boss was coined by Sophia Amoruso, the Founder and CEO of the Nasty Gal Fashion Empire. Her book is titled #GirlBoss. Sophia’s definition of a Girl Boss is someone who has big dreams and is wiling to work hard. In this Thriving Dentist Show…
Pathways to Creating Positive Change in Your Practice with Mary Osborne
Aug 23, 2017 • 57 min
Creating change in your practice is a subject that every one of our listeners will face at different times in your career. To help you create positive change in your practice Gary invited his friend Mary Obsorne on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this Show…
‘5 Reasons we are About to Enter a New Golden Age of Dentistry’ with Qadeer Ahmed
Aug 16, 2017 • 65 min
Last week, Gary interviewed his friend Qadeer Ahmed about a Patient Benefits plan that addresses all the ills that are wrong with the current dental insurance system. Let’s face it, the current dental insurance system is broken! The current system…
‘ProCare-Dental Coverage Controlled by Dentists and Patients’ with Qadeer Ahmed
Aug 9, 2017 • 67 min
It is no secret that the current system of dental insurance is totally broken! The current system only benefits the Insurance companies. Employers, Patients and Dentists all lose in the current system. Gary invited his friend Qadeer Ahmed on this Thriving…
How I Became a Practice Owner and Lessons Learned Along the Way with Ryan Lepore DMD
Aug 2, 2017 • 63 min
The ultimate career goal for many Dentists it to become a practice owner. However, there are many younger Dentists who feel that practice ownership may be out of reach given their student loan debt and concerns about managing a practice. As inspiration,…
How One Dentist Became Passionate About Lifesaving Dentistry with Hazel Glasper DDS
Jul 26, 2017 • 54 min
Dentistry is truly an amazing profession where you have the ability to change people’s lives every day. Not only do you have the ability to change lives with your knowledge, but you also have the ability to SAVE lives! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary…
Excellent Front Office Systems with Laura Hatch
Jul 19, 2017 • 61 min
Systems are SO very important in a Thriving practice! In this Show Gary interview his friend Laura Hatch on Front Office Systems that are necessary for your practice to achieve full potential. In this interview, Gary and Laura discuss; the most important…
Changes in the World of Dental CE with Elijah Desmond
Jul 12, 2017 • 37 min
It is no coincidence that Dentists who take more CE have more successful practices. However, not all Dental CE is the same. Dental CE that provides excellent educational content in a unique location and networking opportunities with the speakers and…
How to Achieve Your Next Level of Health and Wellness for all Dental Professionals with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Jul 5, 2017 • 58 min
Dentistry is a very demanding profession both emotionally and physically. In order to achieve your full potential as a Dentist it is important for you to maintain a high level of health and fitness. Gary invited his friend and personal fitness and health…
Easy Insurance Conversations that Lead to Greater Case Acceptance with Teresa Duncan
Jun 28, 2017 • 64 min
Communicating with patients about their dental insurance is an important element in just about every dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Teresa Duncan about how to communicate with patients about their insurance in a…
How to use a Dental Warranty as a Practice-Builder with Jared Parente
Jun 21, 2017 • 49 min
It can be useful to look outside of the Dental Profession to find solutions that we can adapt to dentistry. Warranties are often used with other products and services to create consumer confidence. Gary has used a dental warranty in his LifeSmiles dental…
Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid
Jun 14, 2017 • 68 min
Mastering case presentation is such an important topic in a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his long-time friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid on how to amplify your practice by mastering case presentation. In…
What Every Dentist Needs to Know About DSO’s with Dr. Jeromy Dixson
Jun 7, 2017 • 68 min
The dental landscape is changing rapidly and the fastest growing segment of dentistry today is corporate dentistry and a subset of corporate dentistry are known as DSO’s (Dental Service Organizations). In this Show, Gary interviews Dr. Jeromy Dixson about…
How I Successfully Opened a Practice From Scratch in Southern California with Lincoln Parker DMD
May 31, 2017 • 54 min
Conventional wisdom says that you cannot open a dental practice from scratch in a hyper-competetive market like Southern California. Well, don’t tell that to Dr. Lincoln Parker because he successfully opened a practice from scratch soon out of dental…
365 Days of Social Media Posts for Dentistry with Rachel Mele
May 24, 2017 • 61 min
Social Media can be a very effective means of connecting with your patients and with potential patients in your community. However, many Dental Professionals run out of ideas on what to post. Rest easy, this Thriving Dentist Show will provide you with…
Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience with Travis Frederickson
May 17, 2017 • 69 min
Developing an amazing patient experience is an important element of creating a thriving dental practice. The sad reality is that most patient experiences in a dental office are mediocre at best. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend…
Digital Gateway: Solutions for Success in 2017 and Beyond with Dr. Mark Morin
May 10, 2017 • 58 min
The Dental Profession is experiencing radical changes as a result of a variety of market forces. Sadly, the profession is dividing into those who are struggling and those who are Thriving! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Mark Morin on how to…
How to Use Patient Seminars to Attract Dental Implant and Other High-Value Patients with Dr. Scott Westermeier and Maria Miecyjak
May 3, 2017 • 59 min
Developing a marketing plan to consistently attract high-value new patients is an important project for any thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friends Dr. Scott Westermeier and Maria Miercyjak on their story of how they…
5 Proven Tips to Eliminate Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows
Apr 26, 2017 • 47 min
The #1 practice management problem in dentistry today is hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. In some offices, hygiene no-shows are an absolute epidemic! To receive Gary’s ‘6 Goals for a Thriving Practice Checklist’ text Smiling to 44222 In this…
Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose a Dentist with Fred Joyal
Apr 19, 2017 • 51 min
As a best-selling Author, Speaker and Thought Leader, Fred Joyal knows more about the dental consumer mindset than anyone on the planet! Recently, his company did a survey of over 3,000 people to find out the Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose a Dentist. In…
Lessons on Leadership and Business Building with Robert Hayman
Apr 12, 2017 • 56 min
Gary invited one of his Mentors to be a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show. Robert Hayman has been an inspiration and Mentor to Gary for many years. Robert was the Co-Founder of Discus Dental, the company that created Zoom! Whitening. In 1993, Robert and…
The Power of Relationships, Courage and Passion with the Dentists of The Life and Dentistry Podcast
Apr 5, 2017 • 48 min
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews six young Dentists just about to start their careers. The six Dentists are the founders of The Life and Dentistry Podcast and they are; Dr. Cole Hackett, Dr. Daniel DelaCruz, Dr. John Wesley Halliburton, Dr.…
Marketing Tips from a Guinness World Record Holder with Minal Sampat RDH
Mar 29, 2017 • 62 min
Digital marketing is a very effective way to attract quality new patients to your practice. The majority of people today will do a Google search for a new Dentist. In this Thriving Dentist Show interview, Gary invited his friend Minal Sampat to share her…
How Not to be Average with Paolo Kalaw
Mar 22, 2017 • 54 min
Gary has made it his life’s work to study successful Dentists and in doing so he often looks outside of the dental profession to find role models of successful people in other settings. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Paolo Kalaw…
The Secret to Becoming Passionate about Dentistry with Dr. Lee Ann Brady
Mar 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Lee Ann Brady back as a guest on the Show. Our long-time listeners might remember that Lee was the second guest on the Show back in 2012. In this interview Gary and Lee discuss; Lee’s personal…
Materials Update, Digital Scanners and Live Patient CE Courses with Dr. David Hornbrook
Mar 8, 2017 • 68 min
Dr. David Hornbrook has been a leading Educator and Mentor in dentistry for over 30 years and he is very passionate about helping patients and his colleagues alike! Gary was thrilled to have David back on the Thriving Dentist Show to cover a variety of…
Unleashing the Power of DISC Personality Styles in your Practice with Chris LoCurto
Mar 1, 2017 • 72 min
The DISC Personality Styles is a powerful tool that can help you develop a stronger practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Chris LoCurto, a world-renowned expert on the DISC Personality Styles. In this interview Gary and Chris discuss; a…
Hustle Your Way to a Thriving Dental Practice with Tiger Safarov
Feb 22, 2017 • 60 min
One of Gary’s favorite quotes comes from Coach John Wooden; “Nothing will work unless you do.” This Thriving Dentist Show is with Tiger Safarov, a person who absolutely represents the hustle work ethic! Tiger came to the US from Russia in 2005 and has…
Integration of Medicine and Dentistry with Bradley Bale MD & Tom Larkin DDS
Feb 15, 2017 • 52 min
This Thriving Dentist Show is a live interview that Gary did with Bradley Bale MD and Tom Larkin DDS. Both Doctors are authors of best-selling books and recognized worldwide as authorities on the oral/systemic connection. This interview provides…
Strategies to Take Action on What you Learn with Dr. Mark Costes
Feb 8, 2017 • 40 min
Dr. Mark Costes is an amazing resource for Dentists. Gary had the privilege of interviewing Mark at the recent Voices of Dentistry Conference in Nashville. Mark is a fellow podcaster (Dentalpreneur), owner of eight dental practices, a coach and consultant…
How to Compete with the ‘Big Boys’ by Mastering Digital Marketing with Jon Nelson
Feb 1, 2017 • 63 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 64 minutes Many Dentists are concerned about how to compete with the big corporate practices and DSO’s. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Jon Nelson on …
Tips to Grow Your Practice Without Adding More New Patients with Weston Lunsford
Jan 25, 2017 • 63 min
Nearly every dental practice could benefit from strategic growth. To do so, most Dentists are focused on adding more new patients. While more new patients are indeed important, perhaps even more important is nurturing the existing patients that you…
How to Use Team Culture and Cause Marketing to Build a Thriving Practice with Michael McHenry
Jan 18, 2017 • 66 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 67 minutes In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Michael McHenry on the topic of how to use Team Culture and Cause Marketing to build a thriving …
Practical Tips to Build the Implant Component of Your Practice with Dr. Philip Gordon
Jan 11, 2017 • 47 min
As many of our listeners know Gary is an advocate of adding dental implants (with advanced training) to your dental practice. Here are some statistics to support the need for dental implants; 76% of all Americans age 35+ are missing at least one tooth and…
New Year, New You: 7 Strategies to Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Yet! with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Jan 4, 2017 • 64 min
Ralph Waldo Emerson said; “The First Wealth is Health” and he was absolutely right! Good health is critically important if you are to achieve your full potential as a Dentist. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his fitness inspiration and mentor,…
Lessons from a Green Beret on How to Do a SWOT Analysis of Your Practice with Brett Rutherford
Dec 28, 2016 • 54 min
Business lessons can be learned from surprising places. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Brett Rutherford, retired member of the US Army Elite Special Forces better known as a ‘Green Beret’. Brett spent significant time as a Green…
Dentistry as the Greatest Profession with Ricki Braswell CEO Pankey Institute
Dec 21, 2016 • 70 min
The Pankey Institute has been an incredible resource for the Dental Profession for many years. For more than four decades the Pankey Institute has provided advanced dental education to help dental professionals develop their clinical, behavioral and…
How to Develop a Multidisciplinary Dental Practice with Dr. James Goolnik
Dec 14, 2016 • 59 min
A multidisciplinary dental practice is a brilliant practice model that serves your existing patients and people in your community. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. James Goolnik on how to develop a multidisciplinary practice,…
Adult Orthodontics as an Excellent Practice Builder with Umair Ahmed
Dec 7, 2016 • 50 min
One of the best way to grow a thriving practice is to add selected services for your existing patients and for people in your community. With the proper training, adult orthodontics can be an excellent addition to a general dental practice. It’s never too…
Effective Social Media Marketing Campaigns with Hayley Irons
Nov 29, 2016 • 56 min
Social media has become an important part of many people’s lives. Worldwide, Facebook has over 1.8 Billion active users! At the dental practice level, social media can be a very effective part of your marketing plan and a great way to attract quality new…
Thanksgiving Show 2016: A Highlight of Significant Episodes in 2016
Nov 22, 2016 • 36 min
It has become an annual tradition here at the Thriving Dentist Show to publish a Thanksgiving Show that highlights significant episodes over the past year. Welcome to our 5th annual Thanksgiving Show! Below are links to the specific episodes that Gary…
The Power of the Complete Health Dental Practice Model with Gary Kadi
Nov 15, 2016 • 56 min
It’s important for every practice to have a B.H.A.G (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). Gary Kadi’s B.H.A.G. is to help 30 Million people become healthier by 2020 and he’s well on his way to achieving this dream. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary and Gary…
How to Develop a Relationship-Driven Practice & Discover Joy in Dentistry with Dr. Paul Henny
Nov 8, 2016 • 65 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you likely know that Gary is a big advocate of a relationship-driven practice. Recently, Dr. Paul Henny visited Gary at LifeSmiles to brainstorm about the relationship-driven practice model and…
Everything You Need to Know About Pension Plans with Reese Harper
Nov 2, 2016 • 73 min
Recently, Gary received an email from a Thriving Dentist Show listener asking about the benefits of Pension Plans for Dentists. Gary thought this would be of interest to all Thriving Dentist Show listeners so he interviewed his friend Reese Harper on…
Startup vs Acquisition: Which Option is Best for You? with Jayme Amos
Oct 25, 2016 • 65 min
There are some so called experts that will tell you that it is no longer possible to open a dental practice from scratch. However, our guest on this Thriving Dentist Show has helped hundreds of Dentists successfully open a dental practice from scratch and…
The Power of Unscripted Communication with Katherine Eitel
Oct 19, 2016 • 68 min
Great communication is a necessary element of a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary has invited his friend Katherine Eitel to share her thoughts on the power of unscripted communication. Katherine is an incredible communications skills…
Avoiding the Risks of Substance Abuse with Dr. Brett Kessler
Oct 12, 2016 • 62 min
Statistically, somewhere between 10-20% of Dentists will experience an issue with substance abuse at some point in their career. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Brett Kessler on the topic of avoiding the risks of substance…
Why Patient Attraction and Retention is like Dating with Janice Hurley
Oct 5, 2016 • 50 min
Photos are a very important element of your marketing plan. In this Thriving Show Gary interviews his friend Janice Hurley on the types of photos you need on your website, social media sites and throughout your marketing materials. Janice is known as ‘The…
The Power of Upside-Down Leadership with Bob Spiel
Sep 28, 2016 • 49 min
Leadership is a necessary element of a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Bob Spiel on the subject of Leadership and why upside-down leadership leads to increased performance and profit. In this interview Gary and…
Tips for Negotiating the Best Possible Fee Schedule with Insurance Companies with Ben Tuinei
Sep 21, 2016 • 64 min
Many Dentists are not aware that then can successfully negotiate their fee schedule with the insurance companies. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Ben Tuinei on this very important topic. Ben is an authority on negotiating with…
Getting to the Finish Line with Dr. Todd Snyder
Sep 13, 2016 • 57 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you have heard Gary say that dentistry can truly provide you with an amazing career. Our guest on this Show is a shining example of how our incredible profession leads to fulfillment. Dr. Todd…
Harness the Benefits of an In-Office Membership Plan for Your Patients with Jordon Comstock
Sep 7, 2016 • 46 min
Developing an in-office membership plan can be like harnessing the benefits of your own Amazon Prime program! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Jordon Comstock on all of the details about creating your own in-office membership…
Discover how Drug-Free Stress Intervention can be a Great Practice Builder With Jim Poole
Aug 31, 2016 • 68 min
If you like neuroscience you are going to LOVE this Thriving Dentist Show interview. Let’s face it, the most complex, unpredictable and unreliable part of dentistry is the patient! In this Show, Gary interviews Jim Poole on the science behind an…
The Science of Achieving Financial Independence with Reese Harper
Aug 24, 2016 • 62 min
Sadly, too many Dentists are working late in their careers because they have to, not because they want to. Let’s face it, Dentists face massive financial pressures. Dental School is very costly and investing in your practice and keeping current with all…
How to Recalculate When Things Don’t Go As Planned with Karen Jacobsen
Aug 16, 2016 • 50 min
Recently, Gary had the privilege of meeting Karen Jacobsen, the Australian voice of Siri. Karen is a best selling author, singer, voice-over artist and brilliant keynote speaker. Karen is also known as ‘the gps girl’ and is the speaking voice in over 100…
What Not to Wear Dental Style with Rachel McTarsney
Aug 10, 2016 • 41 min
Many of our listeners may be familiar with the TLC TV show called ‘What Not to Wear’ featuring wardrobe and appearance makeovers. Well, the dental profession could benefit from ‘What Not to Wear’ dental style! Time to put those wrinkled, faded scrubs to…
The Story Behind the Numbers with Vicki McManus and Patti Sooy
Aug 2, 2016 • 55 min
You likely know that Gary is a big fan of data! You have likely heard him say that “the numbers never lie”. However, there is often a story behind the numbers and this Thriving Dentist Show interview is all about how to interpret the data to understand…
Buffered Anesthetic as a Game Changer in Your Practice with Dr. Dan Davidian
Jul 27, 2016 • 53 min
One of the best ways to build your practice is to become known by your patients and by people in your community as the ‘Painless, On Time Dentist’. In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary interviews Dr. Dan Davidian on specific tips that will help…
Building Your Dream Practice with Dr. David Moffet
Jul 19, 2016 • 59 min
You have likely heard this saying before; ‘If it’s been done before it must be possible’. There is much wisdom in that statement and when it comes to building his dream practice, me friend Dr. David Moffet has done so and is passionate about sharing his…
No More Dentures Partials and Bridges with Dr. Justin Moody
Jul 13, 2016 • 63 min
Dental Implants can be a very important component of a thriving practice. A recent study reported that 76% of Americans ages 35+ are missing at least one tooth and 22% of Americans 60+ are completely edentulous. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary…
Tips to Optimize Your Dental Practice Management Software with Dayna Johnson
Jul 6, 2016 • 60 min
Practice management software is a critical element in every thriving practice. Yet many Dentists and Team Members are only using a small fraction of the capabilities of their practice management software. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his…
Dr. Bob Barkley and Why He Matters More Than Ever Today with Dr. Paul Henny
Jun 29, 2016 • 66 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 66 minutes Dr. Bob Barkley was a pioneer in the Dental Profession! He was considered by many to be a leader in the world of prevention and he was …
Keys to Growing Your Hygiene Department to Full Potential with Heidi Arndt RDH
Jun 22, 2016 • 59 min
A strong hygiene department = a thriving practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend, Heidi Arndt RDH on how to grow your hygiene department to full potential. Heidi has led and managed a hygiene team for a large group practice that…
Data: The Path from Survival to Success to Significance with Kerry Straine and Weston Lunsford
Jun 15, 2016 • 62 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you have heard Gary say that “Data Never Lies”! In this Show, Gary interviews two awesome resources in Kerry Straine and Weston Lunsford. They absolutely share Gary’s passion for data. In this…
Tips to Massively Increase Case Acceptance with Ashley Latter
Jun 8, 2016 • 55 min
Ashley Latter is a returning guest on the Thriving Dentist Show and a brilliant authority on ethical sales training for Dentists. In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary and ashley discuss why Dentists should be asking more questions when presenting…
Empowering Today’s Dental Assistants with Kevin Henry
May 31, 2016 • 59 min
Dental Assistants are often the unsung heroes of dentistry and they play a critical role is the success of a practice. Kevin Henry is regarded as the ‘Champion of Dental Assistants’ and he is passionate about helping dental assistants achieve their full…
[Updated] 7 Reasons to Exercise & Boost Productivity with Dr. Uche Odiatu
May 25, 2016 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes John F. Kennedy said; “Physical fitness is the foundation of all forms of excellence”. JFK was right! The Thriving Dentist Show is all about information that will …
The 3 Most Common Labor Law Mistakes that Dentists Make with Ali Oromchian
May 18, 2016 • 33 min
Navigating the maze of employment law is a challenge that every Dentist must face. Labor law is very complicated and the potential fines and penalties can be significant. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend, Ali Oromchian on the topic…
Dental Photography Made Easy with Bill Moore
May 11, 2016 • 61 min
Digital photography has so many powerful applications in a dental practice today! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Bill Moore on the topic of mastering dental digital photography. In this Show Gary and Bill discuss; how Bill became…
Ten Things I Couldn’t Practice Without with Dr. Greg Pitts
May 4, 2016 • 52 min
Gary and Dr. Greg Pitts have been friends for many years. You may remember that Greg was the first interview that Gary did for the Thriving Dentist Show as episode #3 back in January 2012. We have brought Greg back to share the top ten things that he…
‘The Debate: Tarun and Gary on Insurance, No Insurance and What’s Right For You’ Moderated by Dr. Alan Mead
Apr 27, 2016 • 85 min
Last week we published a Thriving Dentist Show titled; ‘Breaking Free From the Shackles of Insurance’. As usual, Gary published a link to the new Show on Facebook with a short summary of the content of the Show. In the comments, Dr. Tarun Agarwal…
Breaking Free From the Shackles of Insurance with Gary Takacs
Apr 20, 2016 • 56 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes Dental Insurance can be a challenge for most dental offices. Many PPO plans provide such a low reimbursement that it doesn’t make sense to be a contracted …
How One Dentist Gained 50,000 Fans on her Practice Facebook Page with Dr. Anissa Holmes
Apr 13, 2016 • 59 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes Social media has become an effective way to attract quality new patients to your practice. The key to successful social media marketing is a combination of excellent …
Remain Independent to Achieve Your Full Potential with Trevor Maurer
Apr 6, 2016 • 59 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes One of the trends facing the dental profession today is the rise of corporate dentistry. Eight new corporate dental offices are opening each new business day in …
The New Dentists Guide to Real World Dentistry with Dr. Neha Garge
Mar 30, 2016 • 59 min
Making the transition from Dental School to the real world of practicing dentistry can be a challenge. To help Dentists succeed in that transition Gary interviews Dr. Neha Garge in this Thriving Dentist Show. Neha is the author of the book; The New…
3 Ways Successful Practices Use Facebook to Attract New Patients with Jack Hadley
Mar 23, 2016 • 53 min
Social media is a very important component of your digital marketing plan for a thriving practice today. In this Show Gary interviews a returning guest and amazing digital marketing thought leader, Jack Hadley on the topic of how to use Facebook to…
Specific Strategies One Dentist is Using to Thrive in 2016 with Dr. Louis Kaufman
Mar 16, 2016 • 58 min
One of the reasons that Gary produces this Thriving Dentist Show is to share the cool things that Dentists are doing to thrive today. In this Show Gary brings back a returning guest, Dr. Lou Kaufman from Chicago to share the things that are working for…
The Half Million Dollar Hygienist with Stephanie Lodding RDH
Mar 9, 2016 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary feels strongly that your hygiene depart is a critical component of a …
Dentistry, Stress and Horses……Oh My! with Dr. Bethany Piziks
Mar 2, 2016 • 52 min
News Flash: Dentistry is a stressful profession! You know that Gary is ‘Bullish’ on the the dental profession, but he feels it is also important to recognize that dentistry can be very stressful. To help dental professionals reduce stress in their lives…
Tips to Build the Cosmetic Component of Your Practice with Dr. Guy Lewis
Feb 24, 2016 • 69 min
Helping patients have a beautiful, healthy smile can truly be a life-changing experience. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Guy Lewis on the topic of how to build the cosmetic component of your practice. Guy has a practice is…
Everything you Need to Know About Your Disability Insurance with Frank Darras
Feb 17, 2016 • 54 min
Disability insurance is one of those topics that most Dentists don’t even think about until you need to file a claim. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Frank Darras, the founder of America’s top disability law firm. Frank helps protect…
The Future of Independent Dentistry with Dr. Lance Timmerman
Feb 10, 2016 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes News Flash: Dentistry is changing! If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is ‘bullish’ on the future of dentistry. …
Lasers as a Practice Builder with Dr. Jeffrey Harrison
Feb 3, 2016 • 50 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary has a deep appreciation for technology, especially technology that can help you build your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Jeffrey…
How I Became a Top 1% Invisalign Provider with Dr. David Eshom
Jan 27, 2016 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Adult orthodontics is an excellent way to grow your general dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Eshom on how he …
Tips to Increasing Production on Tomorrow’s Schedule with Heidi Mount
Jan 20, 2016 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Keeping your schedule full and productive is one of the most important tasks in your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Heidi Mount. …
A Conversation About Success With One of the Most Interesting People in Dentistry with Dr. Prem Sehmi
Jan 13, 2016 • 52 min
Gary has made it a habit to study successful people inside and outside of dentistry. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Prem Sehmi on his path as a Dentist and as a very successful entrepreneur. In this inspiring interview Gary…
How to Get Patients in the Door and Keep Them There with Mike Buckner
Jan 6, 2016 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes Many dental offices today struggle with patient retention. This often is reflected in very weak hygiene departments with a low percentage of patients involved in regular…
4 Brilliant Strategies for Practice Growth in 2016 with Dr. Tarun Agarwal
Dec 30, 2015 • 64 min
This is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans and set goals for the coming year. We are devoted to helping make 2016 your best year yet and to that end, this Thriving Dentist Show is an awesome interview with Dr. Tarun Agarwal on four…
Women in Dentistry with Roger Adams MBA
Dec 23, 2015 • 50 min
Within the last 10 years the gender demographics in dentistry has shifted radically. Today, more than 50% of Dental Students currently enrolled in Dental School are women and more women are owning dental practices and assuming leadership roles in the…
Roy Shelburne DDS a Prisoner Set Free
Dec 16, 2015 • 49 min
This may be the most important Thriving Dentist Show we have published to date. In this Show, Gary interviews Dr. Roy Shelburne about the experience that turned his life upside down. Roy practiced dentistry in what was once his grandfather’s hardware…
The Naked Truth: The Bare Essentials for Healthy Eating with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Dec 9, 2015 • 65 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes Dr. Uche Odiatu is Gary’s go-to resource and inspiration for health and wellness. In addition to being an amazing Dentist, Uche has three advanced fitness certifications. Gary …
Proven Tips to Increase Patient Attendance with Missy Fryer
Dec 2, 2015 • 60 min
Getting patients to keep their appointments is a big issue in many dental offices today. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Missy Fryer to provide solutions that will radically improve patient attendance in your practice. Missy has…
Thanksgiving Show 2015
Nov 25, 2015 • 39 min
t has become a Thanksgiving tradition at the Thriving Dentist Show for Gary to provide a review of the most downloaded episodes over the past year. Not only does Gary provide a summary of the most popular shows, but he also provides an actionable…
The Power of Applied Strategic Planning with Dr. Bob Frazer
Nov 18, 2015 • 64 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes This is our 200th episode of the Thriving Dentist Show! In recognition of this significant milestone, Gary did an interview with his great friend Dr. Bob Frazer …
Discover How Good Your Practice Can Be with Lois Banta
Nov 11, 2015 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes Together Lois Banta and Gary have over 75 years of experience coaching dental practices to higher levels of success! In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary and …
Creating a Dental Practice Everyone Talks About with Fred Joyal
Nov 4, 2015 • 61 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes The fast track for Dentists to stay competitive in an online world where patients seek and share information faster than ever is to become remarkable! Fred Joyal’s …
How the AACD can Help You Thrive with Michael DiFrisco
Oct 28, 2015 • 62 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 63 minutes You may know that Gary has been a fan of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for many years now. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary …
Mergers and Acquisitions for a Thriving Practice
Oct 21, 2015 • 41 min
This Thriving Dentist Show is about a growth strategy that Gary has used in his practice as well as with his clients. It’s all about purchasing a practice to merge with your practice to provide an infusion of new patients and facilitate very attractive…
Digital Photos for Patient Education with Dr. David Eshom
Oct 14, 2015 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58 minutes Using digital photos for patient education is one of the most effective ways to help your patients take a greater interest in their oral health. In this …
Very Important Changes to Google Local with Mike Pedersen
Oct 7, 2015 • 40 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 40 minutes We know that Google is constantly making changes to their listing algorithm. One expert reported that Google will change their listing algorithm over 800 times in 2015. …
Managing Millennials with Claudia Lovato
Sep 30, 2015 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes The Millennial generation is the group of people that were born from 1980 to 2000. Many people of the millennial generation are now working for you as …
Tips to Fuel your Career with Dr. Nilesh Parmar
Sep 23, 2015 • 57 min
If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary believes that Dentistry truly does ROCK! One of the many reasons that Gary believes this is because of the remarkable people in the dental profession. This Thriving Dentist Show…
World-Class Dental CE Resources with Dr. Alex Shalman
Sep 16, 2015 • 51 min
One of the common denominators of Thriving Dentists is they are deeply committed to attending quality Continuing Education Courses. Thriving Dentists quite literally embrace the spirit of ‘Lifelong Learning’. In this thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews…
‘Solutions to the Two Most Pressing Business Issues Facing Dentists Today’ with Ashley Latter
Sep 9, 2015 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes Gary’s amazing friend, Ashley Latter is back by popular demand! Ashley has been a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show in the past and his interviews have …
The 7 Elements of a Balanced Life for a Thriving Dentist with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Sep 2, 2015 • 56 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes Achieving balance for a busy Dentist can be a real challenge. The great news is that there are specific solutions that you can apply that will help …
A KPI to Measure Case Acceptance with Weston Lunsford
Aug 26, 2015 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary loves KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). The numbers never lie and KPI’s are …
Prudent Practices for the Business of Dentistry with Jill Kring Carter
Aug 19, 2015 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes Most of you know that Gary strongly encourages his clients to build s strong perio therapy component of their hygiene departments. This is a win/win strategy that …
The Role of the Team to Articulate Authentically with Ideal Patients with Kristine Hodsdon
Aug 12, 2015 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes The role of the team in a thriving practice is absolutely critical! A common denominator in all world-class dental practices is a team that is all working …
The Role of Your CPA in a Thriving Practice with Haden Werhan
Aug 5, 2015 • 45 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45 minutes Your advisory team should include a CPA and Financial Planner that has experience working with Dental Clients. Dentists have some unique challenges that are best navigated by …
The 60% Profit Practice with Dr. Jonathan Afshari
Jul 29, 2015 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes Practice profitability continues to rise at alarming levels. A recent study reported that the average solo General Dentist practice had 74% overhead! If that is the case …
5 Most Common Website Mistakes Dentists Make with Mike Pedersen
Jul 22, 2015 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Mastering Digital Marketing is an important skill set for Thriving Dentists today! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend and digital marketing mentor Mike Pedersen on the …
The Ultimate Patient Experience and Your Dream Practice with Dr. David Moffet
Jul 15, 2015 • 59 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes The Thriving Dentist Show is going Down Under with our first guest from Australia! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Moffet and he has …
Mastering the Emotions of Treatment Acceptance with Dr. Bob Frazer
Jul 8, 2015 • 67 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 67 minutes The subject of Emotional Intelligence is an important topic for all Dentists to understand and master. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend, Dr. Bob …
How to Stand Out as a Dentist with Dr. Alex Shalman
Jul 1, 2015 • 65 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes This Thriving Dentist Show is divided into two distinct parts. In the first half of this Show, Gary interviews his friend Alex Shalman about his experience transitioning …
Dental Office Managers ROCK with Heather Colicchio
Jun 24, 2015 • 57 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58 minutes The role of a Dental Office Manager has become very important in a thriving practice today. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Heather Colicchio on the …
Tips to Achieve True Success in Dentistry with Chris Barrow
Jun 17, 2015 • 60 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes In his book, True Success author Tom Morris defines success as; Doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, with the people you’d …
[Updated] 12 Steps to Grow a $5 Million Dental Practice with Dr. Bill Williams
Jun 10, 2015 • 64 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes In an earlier interview with Dr. Bill Williams, Gary and Bill discussed his tips for staying in love with dentistry for over 40 years. During that earlier …
Transform Your Practice Into an Oral/Systemic Specialist with Charles Whitney MD
Jun 3, 2015 • 56 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes There is an abundance of emerging research showing the connection between oral and systemic health. Today we know that if a patient has an infection in their …
The 3 ‘C’s for a Thriving Dental Practice with Dr. David Rice
May 27, 2015 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Gary interviewed Dr. David Rice for an earlier episode of the Thriving Dentist Show where they discussed how to accelerate your practice at every stage of your …
The Role of A Designer in a Thriving Dental Practice with Arica Peterson
May 20, 2015 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Office design is a very important element in the way a patient ‘experiences’ your practice. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Arica Peterson on the topic …
The Science of Personal Finance for Dentists with Reese Harper
May 13, 2015 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes Last week Gary interviewed his friend, Dr. Doug Carlsen on the Thriving Dentist Show and they discussed the top tips that will allow Dentist to successfully retire …
Top Tips to Successfully Retire with Financial Independence with Dr. Doug Carlsen
May 6, 2015 • 63 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1hr 03 min Sadly, the American Dental Association reports that very few Dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary is passionate about changing that statistic …
Two Specific Team Building Activities for a Thriving Practice
Apr 29, 2015 • 33 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 33:26 min Often times the difference between a good practice and a world-class practice is the performance of the Team. In this Thriving Dentist Show episode Gary shares two …
Dentistry Can Be Everything You Want it to Be with Dr. Tarun Agarwal
Apr 22, 2015 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:00 min You are well aware that Gary is absolutely passionate about the profession of dentistry and so is this week’s guest! In this episode, Gary interviews his friend …
A Bonus System for a Thriving Dental Practice
Apr 15, 2015 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:35 min If you have ever attended a course given by Gary you know that he is in favor of a properly designed bonus incentive compensation system. Gary is …
How to Stay in Love With Dentistry for Over 40 Years with Dr. Bill Williams
Apr 8, 2015 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:03 min One of the very cool parts of the dental profession is the amazing people who have chosen to make dentistry their life work. In this inspiring Show, …
How to Get Your Dental Practice Ranked in Google Local with Mike Pedersen
Apr 1, 2015 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:27 min Mastering digital marketing has become a necessary skill set for Dentists today. Many patients turn to the internet to find a Dentist by conducting a Google search …
Fix a Stalled, Stagnated or Stuck Practice with Complete Health Dentistry Model with Gary Kadi
Mar 25, 2015 • 59 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59:35 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you likely know that Gary often talks about why now is the time to get serious …
Managing Dental Caries The Number 1 Disease Worldwide with Dr. Kim Kutsch
Mar 18, 2015 • 56 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56:45 min Dental Caries is the Number 1 Disease worldwide and we are learning so much about better managing this disease. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his …
The Wonderful World of Orthodontics with Dr. Jamie Reynolds
Mar 11, 2015 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:06 min There are so many great advances in the world of orthodontics that it was time to do a Thriving Dentist Show devoted to orthodontics. In this episode, …
How to Build Trust in Your Marketing Activities with Mark Oborn
Mar 4, 2015 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:32 min Building a comprehensive marketing plan is a critical skill set that Dentists need to master in 2015 and beyond. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his …
The Relationship-Driven Practice with Dee Dee Reid
Feb 25, 2015 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:28 min If you have been a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show, you have likely heard Gary speak about the benefits of a relationship-driven practice. In this …
Competition is Good, Until It’s Not with Dr. Lisa Knowles
Feb 18, 2015 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:04 min Many Dentists are highly competitive. The educational path to become a Dentist encouraged competition and perhaps even favors those with a more competitive spirit. In this…
Minimally Prepped Veneers, CBCT and other Practice Building Strategies with Dr. Louis Kaufman
Feb 11, 2015 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:03 min You likely know that Gary is an advocate of technology as a practice builder. In this interview with his friend, Dr. Louis Kaufman, Gary and Lou discuss …
24 Systems for a Thriving Dental Practice with Gary Takacs
Feb 4, 2015 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:50 min Gary is an advocate of a ‘systems’ approach to practice success. Having the appropriate systems in your practice will allow you to improve your practice performance, create …
Effective Team Building Strategies with Brenda McNulty
Jan 28, 2015 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:40 min Team building is a huge part of developing a Thriving dental practice. Often the difference between a good practice and a world-class practice is the presence of …
Virtual Admin Support for a Thriving Practice with Mary Beth Bajornas
Jan 21, 2015 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:06 min Outsourcing has become a huge area of interest today in the business world. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his good friend Mary Beth Bajornas about …
The Case for an Office Manager in a Thriving Practice with Kim McQueen
Jan 14, 2015 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58:16 min You likely know that Gary is an advocate of developing a true Team in your dental practice. The role of an Office Manager is becoming increasingly important …
Six Simple Strategies for Success in 2015 with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Jan 7, 2015 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58:46 min Happy New Year! We wish all of our listeners a New Year filled with Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity. With those goals in mind, Gary interviewed his …
6 Most Important Lessons of 2014
Dec 31, 2014 • 38 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 38:06 min As we wrap up another year, Gary spent some time reflecting on his own practice and the offices of his clients to identify the most important lessons …
A Conversation with one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry with Trish Jones
Dec 24, 2014 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:45 min Dentistry is such an amazing profession! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Trish Jones who was recently nominated as one of the ‘Top 25 …
5 Reasons You Need Video SEO Marketing for a Thriving Practice with Al Ferretti
Dec 17, 2014 • 46 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 42:26 min 2015 is going to be the year of video marketing for dental practices. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Al Ferretti about how Dentists …
What Google Hates about Your Website & Other Marketing Pearls with Fred Joyal
Dec 10, 2014 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:59 min Thriving Dentists have a comprehensive marketing plan to consistently attract quality new patients. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Fred Joyal and they…
Going Paperless in a Thriving Practice with Dr. Larry Emmott
Dec 3, 2014 • 60 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:00:00 min As you likely know, Gary is a huge advocate of technology and he encourages Dentists to use technology to become more efficient and productive. In this Show, …
Thanksgiving Show 2014
Nov 26, 2014 • 31 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 31:55 min It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for Gary to publish a Show that provides a review of some of the most popular Thriving Dentist Show episodes over …
The Best Dental Rant Ever! with Dr. Howard Farran
Nov 19, 2014 • 60 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 01:00:50 min Gary has been a friend of Dr. Howard Farran for over 25 years. As the founder of DentalTown, Howard has a very unique perspective on the profession …
25 Years of Solutions for a Thriving Practice
Nov 11, 2014 • 64 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 01:04:03 min November 2, 2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Gary’s coaching/consulting firm. To celebrate this milestone, Gary was interviewed by his friend and colleague…
Mastering the Business of Dentistry with Bonnie Hixson
Nov 5, 2014 • 56 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56:51 min The business of dentistry is Gary’s favorite topic and in this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Bonnie Hixson about how to master the business of …
The Case for Dental Implants in a Thriving Practice with Leslie Icenogle
Oct 28, 2014 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:11 min In a recent Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Howard Farran made a point about expanding the services you offer your patients as an excellent practice building strategy in …
5 Tips to Reduce Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows
Oct 22, 2014 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:48 min If your office is experiencing a high percentage of hygiene cancellations or no-shows please know that you are not alone! It seems like hygiene cancellations and no-shows …
Maximize Your Energy with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Oct 14, 2014 • 62 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:2:44 min Dentistry is hard work! Taking care of your patients can be very demanding from a physical and emotional perspective. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. …
Latest Advances in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Ross Nash
Oct 8, 2014 • 57 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57:40 min One of the coolest parts of our wonderful profession is helping patients have the smile of their dreams. The look on a patient’s face when they first …
Are Your Controlling Inventory Costs or Are They Controlling You? with Kim Bleiweiss
Oct 1, 2014 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:34 min It has become much more difficult for Dentists to control practice overhead to appropriate levels. If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you …
The Greatest Gift with Dr. Bill Dorfman
Sep 24, 2014 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:49 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is committed to helping Dentists find a forum for giving back. In …
Tips to Master Online Marketing with Richard Train and Rebecca Buscemi
Sep 17, 2014 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:47 min Marketing is a skill set that has become imperative if you are to have a Thriving practice. Online or digital marketing has become even more important today …
No More Bloody Prophy’s with Karoline Biami RDH
Sep 10, 2014 • 46 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 46:54 min Gary is passionate about the topic of diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Based in the incidence of perio disease in the adult population, it is an epidemic. …
If You Stand For Nothing, You Will Fall for Anything with Dr. Brett Kessler
Sep 3, 2014 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:58 min Leadership is often the difference between a good practice and a work-class practice. In this inspiring interview with his friend Dr. Brett Kessler, Gary and Brett discuss …
The Question to Ask Every Patient at each Consultation to Create More Opportunities with Ashley Latter
Aug 27, 2014 • 47 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:22 min Increasing case acceptance is a goal for every Thriving Dentist. Ashley Latter is known worldwide for teaching ethical sales and communication skills to Dentists. In this…
Be Found and Be Remarkable with Dr. Alan Mead
Aug 20, 2014 • 47 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:32 min Regular listeners to The Thriving Dentist Show know that Gary is passionate about technology. Over the past few years, blogging has evolved from a fringe activity to …
How to Slay the Insurance Monster with Deana Zost
Aug 13, 2014 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:57 min One of the hottest topics in dentistry today is how to reduce insurance dependency in your practice. A significant reasons why office overhead is increasing is that …
The Miracle of Health with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Aug 6, 2014 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:18 min The first interview that Gary did with his great friend, Dr. Uche Odiatu has been one of the most downloaded episodes of the Thriving Dentist Show. During …
A Dental Warrior’s View on a Thriving Practice with Dr. Mike Barr
Jul 30, 2014 • 62 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:2:15 min In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Mike Barr also known as ‘The Dental Warrior’. As a practicing Dentist for over 25 years, Mike …
Finding New Money in Old Places with Lisa Spradley
Jul 23, 2014 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:50 min Reactivating existing patients and following up with them regarding pending treatment is an opportunity for virtually every dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary…
Changing Face of Patient Financing in Dentistry with Dr. Bruce Baird
Jul 16, 2014 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:45 min A challenge facing all dental practices today is helping patients afford the care they need and want. In this information-packed interview, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Bruce …
Making NFL Quality Mouth Guards with Gary Takacs
Jul 9, 2014 • 43 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 43:36 min Making NFL-Quality mouth guards for your local high school football team is an outstanding marketing/community service project. Gary was taught how to make these mouth guards by …
Gums of Steel Hygiene Transformation with Dr. Chris Kammer
Jul 2, 2014 • 61 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:01:39 min We are in a new era of diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and it’s time to get series about helping patients improve the health of their gums. …
Evolve or Die with Fred Joyal
Jun 25, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:39 min The dental profession is going through fundamental changes right now. Last week Gary’s good friend, Fred Joyal wrote a blog post titled, ‘Darwin Comes to Dentistry; Are …
The Art of Positive Influence for Your Patients with Randy Alvarez
Jun 18, 2014 • 46 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 46:53 min Increasing case acceptance is a goal for all Thriving Dentists! Gary’s guest for this Show is his friend Randy Alvarez. He is the founder of The Wellness …
Increasing Productivity at Every Stage of Your Career with Dr. Bruce Baird
Jun 11, 2014 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:24 min The focus on this Thriving Dentist Show is about how to increase your productivity and maintain quality dentistry! In this Show, Gary interviews his good friend Dr. …
Inspired Hygiene for the Thriving Practice with Rachel Wall RDH
Jun 4, 2014 • 58 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58:18 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know how strongly Gary feels about the role of the hygiene department in a thriving …
The Most Interesting Topics in Clinician’s Report Dentistry Update Courses with Dr. Gordon Christensen
May 28, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:49 min Dr. Gordon Christensen is one of the most respected educators in dentistry. In this inspiring interview Gary and Gordon discuss the most requested topics that Gordon presents …
How to Enjoy Dentistry for the First Time with Dr. Peter Auster
May 21, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:49 min We love featuring real-world Dentists on the Thriving Dentist Show who have developed their own unique path to a thriving practice. In this interview you will discover …
The Best Tips to Accelerate a Practice with Dr. David Rice
May 14, 2014 • 47 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:56 min Practice performance can be accelerated if you understand a few key points. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Rice about the best tips …
Dental Assistants ROCK with Tija Hunter
May 8, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:31 min Dental Assistants play such a vital role in the success of a thriving dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Tija Hunter …
The Competitive Advantage of Mastering SEO with Mike Pedersen
Apr 30, 2014 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:47 min Mastering the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a very important element of a successful digital marketing strategy. Many people today will search the internet to …
Heath and Fitness: The Performance Advantage for Thriving Dentists with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Apr 23, 2014 • 60 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:00:26 min Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health” and he was so right! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his amazing friend Dr. Uche Odiatu on the …
Green Dentists are Thriving Dentists with Dr. Fred Pockrass
Apr 16, 2014 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:27 min This Thriving Dentist Show is all about the benefits of green dentistry and why green Dentists are Thriving Dentists. The special guest is Dr. Fred Pockrass, the …
5 Must-Have Resources for a Thriving Practice with Gary Takacs
Apr 9, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:34 min In earlier Thriving Dentist Show interviews with Dr.Howard Farran, Howard identified the 4 things Dentists need to be doing today to Thrive in any economy. Those 4 …
The Importance of Fitness for a Thriving Dentist with Dr. Bilal Saib
Apr 2, 2014 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:24 min Dentistry is a physically and emotionally demanding profession. In this interview Gary interviews Dr. Bilal Saib (Dr. B) on the importance of embracing fitness and the role …
How to Win Your Team & Positively Influence Patients with Dr. Daniel Cheung
Mar 26, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:12 min If you are a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is bullish on the Dental Profession! It’s his perspective that NOW is …
Website Design Secrets with Mike Pedersen
Mar 19, 2014 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:45 min Your website is a critical element in your practice marketing. It’s your ‘digital storefront’ and serves to represent your practice to potential patients in your community. Mike …
A Model For Success in 2014 and Beyond with Dr. Steffany Mohan
Mar 12, 2014 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:03 min Many Dentists today struggle with creating a successful balance between their professional and their personal lives. In this interview, Gary talks with his friend Dr. Steffany…
Brilliant Tips to Welcome New Patients Into Your Practice with Debra Englehardt-Nash
Mar 5, 2014 • 57 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57:04 min How new patients come into your practice can set the stage to an awesome experience. In this amazing interview, Practice Management Consultant Debra Englehardt-Nash shares some…
What’s New & Exciting in the World of Perio with Dr. Alex Bankhead
Feb 26, 2014 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:15 min Periodontal disease is an epidemic in the US and getting serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease is not only an excellent practice builder but also a …
Oral Cancer: An Emerging Pandemic with Jo-Anne Jones RDH
Feb 19, 2014 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:39 min The incidence of Oral Cancer has been increasing at alarming rates. Oral Cancer is the 6th most common form of cancer in the US and the most …
How to Communicate Your Fees to Patients with Ashley Latter
Feb 12, 2014 • 45 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45:22 min Discussing fees with patients is a topic that many Dentists struggle with. Recently, Ashley Latter wrote a book titled; You are Worth It: Feel Comfortable Communicating Your Fees…
How to Survive a 3rd Party or Board of Dentistry Audit with Dr. Michael Perpich
Feb 5, 2014 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:09 min Audits from insurance companies and boards of dentistry are an increasing reality for many Dentists. Dr. Michael Perpich is an authority on the subject and has helped …
5 Tips to Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet with Gary Takacs
Jan 29, 2014 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:18 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show it’s no secret that Gary is ‘bullish’ on dentistry! Now is an excellent time to be …
Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips with Hayley Irons
Jan 22, 2014 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:08 min Social media marketing presents many opportunities for dental practices. We all know that word of mouth is the most effective form of marketing and social media allows …
How Thriving Dentists Can Avoid Becoming a Victim of Embezzlement with David Harris
Jan 14, 2014 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:31 min Embezzlement against Dentists is a serious problem. Published statistics suggest that the chance of a Dentist being defrauded in his or her career exceeds 60% and those that …
Sex, Drugs and Oral Cancer with Robert Whitman
Jan 8, 2014 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:52 min Two topics that are very important to us at the Thriving Dentist Show are new technology advances and oral cancer screening. This interview with Robert Whitman combines both of …
Oral Cancer Awareness and Tips for a Thriving Practice in 2014 with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison
Dec 25, 2013 • 61 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min We had such a positive response from the previous interview with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison that we decided to bring them back for a very Special …
What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Their Hygiene Team with Heidi Arndt RDH
Dec 17, 2013 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min The hygiene department is the backbone of a thriving dental practice. The success of your hygiene department is directly related to the success of your practice. We are …
Endo as a Practice Builder for the Thriving Dentist with Dr. Cliff Ruddle
Dec 11, 2013 • 64 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min For the 100th episode of the Thriving Dentist Show we are thrilled to have Dr. Cliff Ruddle as a very special guest! Gary and Dr. Ruddle have …
How Thriving Dental Professionals Can Enjoy a Long Healthy Career with Dr. Michael and Janet Couch
Dec 4, 2013 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min Dentistry has some very distinct occupational hazards. In a recent survey, it was reported that 87% of Dentists surveyed reported debilitating eyestrain, 75% reported carpal tunnel…
What is Your Practice Really Worth? with Dr. David Griggs
Nov 20, 2013 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min Your practice is one of your most valuable assets. In this interview Dr. David Griggs will provide you with important information to help you determine what your practice is really …
4 Ways Video Blogs Will Help You Create a Thriving Practice with Anastasia Turchetta RDH
Nov 13, 2013 • 46 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 46:07 min Anastasia Turchetta RDH is a practicing hygienist and the created of the very poplar video blog titled, ‘Anastasia’s Hump Day Happenings’ that comes out every Wednesday on…
Content Marketing for the Thriving Dentist with Erik Deckers
Nov 6, 2013 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:57 min As the author of three books, Erik Deckers is a real-world authority on the subject of content marketing. In this interview Erik and Gary discuss how content …
Secrets of Dentists Who Have Successfully Retired Early with Dr. Doug Carlsen
Oct 30, 2013 • 66 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:04:24 min Dr. Doug Carlsen enjoyed a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 25 years until retiring from practice at the age of 53. Since then he has …
Computers, High Technology and Digital Impressions with Dr. Paul Feuerstein
Oct 23, 2013 • 52 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:45 min Dr. Paul Feuerstein is one of dentistry’s all time good guys! In addition to being a practicing Dentist, Paul is the Technology Editor for Dental Economics …
Dentistry ROCKS with Deana Zost
Oct 16, 2013 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:52 min One of the biggest challenges we face in the dental profession is helping our patients take a greater interest in their oral health. In this amazing interview, …
The Connection Between Oral and Systemic Health from the Physician’s Perspective with Dr. Charles Whitney
Oct 9, 2013 • 45 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45:39 min We are learning more every day about the connection between oral and systemic health. In this fascinating interview Dr. Charles (Chip) Whitney shares compelling new information…
How to Attract More Patients with Social Media & Online Marketing with Livvie Matthews
Oct 2, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min In this engaging interview with Livvie Matthews, Gary and Livvie discuss how to use the power of social media and online marketing to attract more patients. Livvie …
The Role of Leadership in a Thriving Dental Practice with Dave Stachowiak
Sep 25, 2013 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:22 min Strong leadership is often the difference between a good dental practice and a great dental practice. Dave is the host and producer of the Coaching for Leaders …
Tips from Dr. Marty Jablow: America’s Dental Technology Coach
Sep 18, 2013 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:08 min This is a truly amazing time for the dental profession. We are able to help patients in ways that were not possible even just a few years …
The Role of the Treatment Coordinator in a Thriving Practice with Laura Horton
Sep 11, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min Laura Horton is an amazing resource from the UK on how to have a successful dental practice. She is an advocate of the role of the Treatment …
Solutions for Increased Case Acceptance of Ideal Care with Dr. David Hornbrook
Sep 4, 2013 • 45 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45:22 min Dr. David Hornbrook is a very gifted clinician and dental educator. In this inspiring interview, David discusses some simple tips that Dentists can use to increase case …
No More Excuses for Creating a Thriving Dental Practice with Vicki McManus
Aug 28, 2013 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:41 min Dentists often have excuses for why they cannot develop a successful dental practice. In this interview, Vicki systematically eliminates all possible excuses and explains exactly…
Everything You Need to Know About Search Engine Optimization for Your Dental Practice with Mike Pedersen
Aug 21, 2013 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:13 min Mastering Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become increasingly important today. An online search is a frequent method of finding a Dentist today and a ranking on page …
The Role of a High Performance Team in a Thriving Dental Office with Stacy Sveilis
Aug 14, 2013 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:08 min Dentistry is a team Sport! In this Show, Stacy shares her experience on how to create a high performance dental team. Topics include; how to attract and keep the …
Saving Lives by Diagnosing Oral Cancer with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison
Aug 7, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:53 min The incidence of Oral Cancer is rising here in the United States and Internationally as well. In the US this year over 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed …
5 Systems For A Thriving Dental Practice with Gary Takacs
Jul 30, 2013 • 47 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:43 min This week’s episode is the first without co-host Andy Traub. He recently published his book titled Early to Rise (http://amzn.to/11zpvq4) and if you have not read this …
How to Consistently Attract Quality New Dental Patients with Naomi Cooper
Jul 24, 2013 • 46 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time We have invited a very dear friend of Gary’s and a proven authority on the topic of dental marketing as our Special Guest. Naomi Cooper is the President of a dental marketing …
A Connected Dental Practice is a Thriving Practice with Jim Higgins
Jul 17, 2013 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 55:36 Today we have a very special guest on the show. Jim Higgins is a friend of Gary’s and the founder and CEO of Solution Reach, known as Smile Reminder in the …
The Role of Office Design in a Thriving Dental Practice with James Kuester
Jul 10, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:42 One of the elements of a thriving dental practice is a great facility! One that you and your team enjoying working in and your patients enjoy visiting. Gary built his ideal …
The Future of Digital Education in Dentistry with Dr. Dhru Shah
Jun 26, 2013 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 50:05 As a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you know that Gary and I are quite passionate about technology and digital content. After all, it is through the magic of …
Advanced Social Media Strategies with Rita Zamora
Jun 19, 2013 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 53:16 Recently we had Rita Zamora as a guest on the podcast and the show has experienced a large number of downloads. In his first interview with Rita, Gary invited listeners to …
Are You Well Liked? With Dr. Leonard Tau
Jun 12, 2013 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:07 We all recognize the importance of word of mouth referral because the patients who are referred to you already have trust and confidence in you before they even pick up …
A 360 Degree Slam Dunk Guide to a Thriving Practice with Dr. Mark Hyman
Jun 5, 2013 • 47 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 47:08 One of Gary’s favorite quotes goes like this… ”If you want to be successful, then do what successful people do.” We’re not sure who to attribute this quote to but …
A Missing Piece to the Insurance Puzzle with Jill Coon RDH
May 29, 2013 • 38 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 38:10 We recognize that dealing with dental insurance can be a major challenge for all dental offices. This challenge occurs on many levels. The reality is that patients know very little …
Giving Our Dental Assitants the Love they Deserve with Kevin Henry
May 22, 2013 • 55 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 55:05 Dental Assistants are the unsung heroes of the Dental Profession! I think Gary would go as far as to say that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to have …
It’s a great time to be alive and doing dentistry with Dr. John Flucke
May 15, 2013 • 65 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 01:05:47 Technology allows us to produce the Thriving Dentist Show and share it for free with Dentists in 101 countries! We are very excited to have a fellow Geek and friend …
The Power of Video In Your Marketing
May 8, 2013 • 41 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:40 In a recent blog post titled, ‘Make 2013 The Year of Video’ Gary discussed the reasons why video should be an important part of your digital marketing plan. This blog …
Helping yourself by helping others with Dr. James Goolnik
May 1, 2013 • 38 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 38:50 Access to dental care is a major issue in developing countries and it is truly heartwarming to see how Dental Professionals provide charitable care to those patients who might not…
Life-Changing Dentistry with Dr. Mark Montgomery
Apr 24, 2013 • 59 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 59:09 Chronic headaches, migraines, and other debilitating pain of the head, neck, face and jaw are a reality for millions of people. In the US alone, over 45 Million people experience…
Sure Fire Tips to Increase Case Acceptance
Apr 17, 2013 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:46 Helping patients accept ideal treatment recommendations so they can enjoy the benefits of ideal dental health must be one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Dentist. In this …
Patient Attraction through Internet Domination with Mark Oborn
Apr 10, 2013 • 45 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 45:31 The most effective dental marketing is an integrated marketing plan where everything is coordinated to work most effectively. You know that Gary is a huge advocate of digital…
How to Use Social Media to Build Your Practice with Rita Zamora
Apr 3, 2013 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:23 If you have been a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is quite passionate about social media. It is likely that you already follow Gary …
The Most Important KPI’s in a Dental Practice with Rob Bay
Mar 27, 2013 • 37 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:23 Gary uses the concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to help his clients better understand what is actually happening in their practice. I have often heard Gary say, “the data…
The Secrets to Perfect Communication in your Dental Practice – An Ethical Approach to Sales with Ashley Latter
Mar 20, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:25 Communication is a challenge for many Dentists yet mastering communication and case presentation skills are an absolute must if you are going to have a Thriving practice. Recently,…
Be Successful, Wherever You Are with Dr. Todd Franklin
Mar 13, 2013 • 43 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 43:42 Successful dental practices are located in a variety of settings. One of the most common questions that Gary gets from young dentists when he is speaking is; ‘Where should I …
Best Ways to Cut Costs with Todd Odasz
Mar 6, 2013 • 37 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:22 In previous episodes of the Thriving Dentist Show we have discussed the importance of marketing as a means of growing your practice. Growth is important in a thriving practice because…
Dentistry is Back!
Feb 27, 2013 • 29 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 29:48 Gary recently returned from an absolutely incredible conference, the 148th Annual Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting. You’ve heard Gary discuss the importance of continuous learning and…
Mastering DENTAL SEO with Jana Grube
Feb 20, 2013 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:32 If you are a regular listener of the Show, you know that Gary teaches that a thriving dental practice has created a comprehensive marketing plan to consistently attract quality new …
Go from Stressed, Challenged and Frustrated to Happy, Healthy and Performing with Judy Kay Mausolf!
Feb 13, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:13 One of the fundamental differences between an OK dental practice and a thriving dental practice is that in thriving dental practices the Dentist and Team Members are happy and they …
Dental Implants in a Thriving Practice with Dr. P.K. Clark
Feb 6, 2013 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:10 The topic of dental implants is very still evolving today! While dental implants are hardly new, the reality is that advances in materials and technology allow you to successfully…
Dental Records in the Cloud with Rohit Joshi
Jan 30, 2013 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 49:40 Good communication between the Dentist and the Specialist or the Dental Lab can be a huge factor in the outcome of a case. In the past, this communication was very …
Dentistry The People Game with Dr. Omer Reed
Jan 23, 2013 • 39 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 39:21 One of Gary’s goals in producing the Thriving Dentist Show is to introduce leaders and mentors to our listening audience. If you have been a regular listener to the Show …
Business Leadership from the heart with Kevin Rose
Jan 16, 2013 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:50 Business leadership is such a critical element of having a thriving practice. You have heard Gary talk about the fact that to succeed in dentistry today you need to master …
Tips to Avoid Missed Opportunities with Marybeth Bajornas
Jan 9, 2013 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:50 If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary and I and our guests are bullish on dentistry and that we have a very …
An Awesome Day at LifeSmiles Dental Care with Dr. Paul Nielson
Jan 2, 2013 • 42 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 42:08 The Thriving Dentist Show is all about practical information that will help you develop a thriving practice. If you are a regular listener to this Show you know that although Gary …
Is your Vision Big Enough? with Dr. Don Wyatt
Dec 19, 2012 • 46 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 46:35 Gary is an expert in the ‘Business of Dentistry’ and has the unique opportunity to serve as a coach and consultant to Dentists in a variety of practice situations. There …
Building Your Practice by Helping Your Patients Achieve Great Health with Dr. Dan Sindelar
Dec 12, 2012 • 37 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:02 This podcast is all about helping you develop a practice that provides personal, professional and financial fulfillment, or as Gary likes to say……a THRIVING practice. When it comes to…
How Being Part of a Community Can Help You Develop a Thriving Practice with ‘ACE’ Co- Founder with Dr. Mike Maroon
Dec 5, 2012 • 41 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:10 If you have been following Gary’s ‘Airplane Wing Photos’ on facebook, you recently noticed some stunning photos of Key West and the Florida Keys where Gary spoke at the Academy of…
The Role of CEREC CAD CAM Dentistry in a Thriving Practice with Dr. Sameer Puri
Nov 28, 2012 • 51 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:35 The listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show know that we embrace technology as one of the elements of a thriving dental practice. This is such a fabulous time to be in …
Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2012 • 31 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 31:59 Show #3 – Dentistry As a Team Sport – Dr. Greg Pitts Recommendation: Assign ‘Champions’ to quarterback key areas of your practice Show #10 – The Importance of …
Employment Law and the Dental Profession with Ali Oromchian
Nov 14, 2012 • 56 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 57:30 Recently, Gary was a speaker at the American Academy of Dental Office Managers Annual Conference. In addition to his speaking sessions at this conference, Gary was invited to be part…
The Six Most Important Elements of a Digital Marketing Plan with Gary Takacs
Nov 7, 2012 • 68 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 1:08:06 As a listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you are someone who embraces technology and appreciates the advantages of a digital world. Today’s Show will be of keen interest to you …
Increasing Practice Profitability with Dr. Charles Blair
Oct 31, 2012 • 49 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 49:06 This past August, Gary had the distinct honor of being invited to speak at a meeting hosted by Dr. Gordon Christensen. The panel included a selection of some outstanding speakers…
Confessions of an “Average Dentist” Part 2 with Dr. Mike Ditolla
Oct 24, 2012 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:34 If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you know that it is unusual for us to have a return guest on the show. That is a …
Confessions of an Average Dentist with Dr. Michael Ditolla (part I)
Oct 17, 2012 • 53 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:41 One of the best elements of the Thriving Dentist Show is the friendships that Gary has with some of the most amazing people in the dental profession. Gary has developed these …
Tips from Wayne Gretzky and Dr. Lee Ann Brady
Oct 10, 2012 • 47 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 47:21 One of Gary’s favorite quotes comes for the National Hockey League legend, Wayne Gretsky and it goes like this……”You miss every shot that you don’t take.” That quote provides an…
Helping patients overcome their fear with Dr. Michael Silverman
Oct 3, 2012 • 54 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:56 Gary’s Dentist & Business Partner, Dr. Paul Nielson, is very serious about dental continuing education. He commits a massive amount of time each year to attending courses that allow…
How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies in Your Practice with Catharine Goodson
Sep 26, 2012 • 41 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:04 In this episode of Thriving Dentist Show we address the very serious topic of how to prepare for medical emergencies in your practice. Research done at the University of Texas …
How to Use Whitening to Grow Your Practice with Gary Takacs
Sep 19, 2012 • 34 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 34:35 If you are a regular listener of Thriving Dentist Show you may have listened to Show #31 with Dr. Dan Fischer as our guest who discussed the science of whitening. …
How to Master the Banking Needs of Your Practice with Bob Affleck
Sep 12, 2012 • 50 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 50:52 Like any business, a dental practice has capital needs throughout the life of the practitioner. At the beginning of their career a dentist will likely borrow money to either purchase …
The High Tech, High Touch Practice with Dr. Chris Haag
Sep 5, 2012 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:52 If you have ever attended one of Gary’s courses you know that the concepts he teaches are drawn from his real world experience in his own practice in Phoenix, Arizona. …
How to use digital media to help grow your dental practice
Aug 29, 2012 • 35 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 35:53 In this episode we visit with Jason Ault, co-founder and COO of Coffman Media a three old company that works to create solutions for businesses and organizations using the medium of …
Digital Word of Mouth with Fred Joyal
Aug 22, 2012 • 48 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:10 Digital Marketing is the new frontier for Dentists. Things like a strong website, mobile website, search engine optimization, social media strategy and online reviews are just a few…
Mastering the Schedule with Gary Takacs
Aug 15, 2012 • 41 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:00 We are very excited about the content of today’s show because of the profound impact this information can make in your practice. We have decided to devote the content of today’s …
Providing Great Dentistry, with Imtiaz Manji: CEO of Spear Education & The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Aug 8, 2012 • 45 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 45:39 Developing a thriving practice requires assembling many resources. Mentors in your professional life can greatly accelerate your success and we are very fortunate today to have one of…
The Keys to a THRIVING Practice in 2012 with Paul Nielson DDS
Aug 2, 2012 • 44 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 44:18 If you are regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that although Gary is not a Dentist, he is the co-owner of a dental practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Gary …
Whitening: The Gateway to Helping Patients Want More Ideal Dentistry with Dr. Dan Fischer
Jul 25, 2012 • 33 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 33:21 If you have ever attended a course given by Gary, you know that he is absolutely passionate about whitening! He believes that whitening is a critical key to developing a THRIVING …
How the Relationship with your Dental Lab Contributes to a THRIVING Practice with Nelson Rego
Jul 18, 2012 • 44 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 44:30 The Thriving Dentist Show is all about helping you have a practice that is absolutely thriving. There are many components that make up a successful dental practice and one element …
Help More Patients Have Straight, Beautiful with Six Month Smiles Special Guest Dr. Ryan Swain
Jul 11, 2012 • 43 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 43:28 Pardon our enthusiasm for Dentistry, but one of the really cool aspects of the Dental Profession are the clinical advances that have been made in the past few years. You …
How to Achieve Optimal Perception with Janice Hurley Trailor, The Image Expert
Jun 27, 2012 • 35 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 35:26 A number of years ago the Canon Photography company developed an award-winning advertising campaign with the slogan, ‘Image is Everything’. You might remember that Andre Agassi, the…
Helping More Patient Have the Smile of their Dreams with Dr. Dennis Wells
Jun 20, 2012 • 40 min
Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 40:03 Our goal here at Thriving Dentist Show is to help as many patients as possible enjoy the benefits of great oral health. We do that by teaching Dentists how to develop …
Successful Practice Transitions: All You Need To Know About Buying or Selling a Practice with Dr. Lee Maddox
Jun 13, 2012 • 42 min
Practice transitions are a topic that is of interest to all Dentists. At some stage in your career you are likely to buy or start a practice, and hopefully after many years of success in practice you are likely to …
(part 3) 4 Things Dentists Need to Know to Thrive with Dr. Howard Farran – DentalTown.com
Jun 6, 2012 • 45 min
In two earlier episodes of Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Farran shared some very practical tips that Dentists need to be doing now to thrive in the contracted economy. These two episodes have become some of the most downloaded podcasts in …
Improving Oral Health Globally with Dr. Dan Fischer
May 30, 2012 • 57 min
Some companies understand that there’s a lot more to business than making a profit. Ultradent is one of those companies. For more than 30 years Ultradent has been innovating and creating quality products. They are a truly an international leader …
How to Lead a Balanced Life and Become Unstoppable with Glen Depke
May 23, 2012 • 37 min
Good Health is perhaps our most precious asset. Our goal with the Thriving Dentist Show is to help you develop a practice that is thriving in absolutely every regard. We want you to be able to help more patients enjoy …
Blueprint to Create Both a Successful Life and Dental Practice with James Goolnik
May 16, 2012 • 46 min
Developing a Thriving practice is a goal that has universal appeal. Our desire on the show is to share relevant information that you can use today to not only survive, but to absolutely THRIVE in today’s times. If you have …
Linda Miles A Lifetime of Service Helping Dentists Succeed!
May 9, 2012 • 35 min
If you have listened to past episodes of Thriving Dentist Show you know that we take pride in interviewing people who are committed to making a difference. We have had some truly amazing guests on the show and we’ll continue …
“It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts”
May 2, 2012 • 53 min
If you have been a regular listener to Thriving Dentist Show you have had the opportunity to learn from some amazing guests. Gary has developed very close relationships with some of the most incredible leaders in the dental profession. These …
Mastering Dental Marketing in 2012 with Gary Takacs
Apr 26, 2012 • 41 min
This Show is all about how to develop a THRIVING dental practice. One of the most important elements of a thriving practice is the ability to consistently attract quality new patients. New patient flow is the lifeblood of a thriving …
(Part 2) – 4 Things Dentists Need to Do Now to Thrive with Dr. Howard Farran of DentalTown.com
Apr 18, 2012 • 43 min
In the last episode of Thriving Dentist Show Dr. Howard Farran, the founder of DentalTown shared some profound information with our listeners about the US and World economy and how dentists need to do things differently to succeed on the …
(Part 1) 4 Things Dentists Need to Do Now to Thrive with Dr. Howard Farran of DentalTown.com
Apr 11, 2012 • 50 min
It is no secret that the economy has been a challenge not only here in the US but internationally as well. The Thriving Dentist Show now has listeners in 54 countries and that number grows every day, so it is …
Dental Tribes: Why Every Dental Office Needs an Office Manager with Lorie Streeter
Apr 4, 2012 • 38 min
The concept of ‘Tribes’ is something that the renowned thought leader Seth Godin has written about extensively. His concept of tribes is that it is human nature to want to be part of a community of people who share common …
Getting Serious About Perio Disease with Dr. Tom Nabors
Mar 28, 2012 • 41 min
The link between oral and general health has been something that those in the dental profession have known for quite some time now. The great news is that the general public is beginning to understand this connection! It is all …
Leading Your Practice to Success with Katherine Eitel
Mar 21, 2012 • 52 min
Leadership in the dental office is absolutely critical if you are going to have a THRIVING practice. The Dentist must be an effective leader but it is also true that each team member must also develop their leadership skills so …
Your Spit Is Awesome with Anastasia Turchetta
Mar 14, 2012 • 45 min
Gary learned many years ago that the hygiene department is the backbone of a successful dental practice! This is even more true today. The hygiene department is the primary point of contact for patients with the practice and a successful …
Dentistry’s Green Future with Ina Pockrass
Mar 7, 2012 • 43 min
Conservation has become a mindset and lifestyle choice for millions of people. People take pride in recycling and making what we like to call ‘green’ lifestyle choices. This concept applies to the dental profession and on this episode we were …
Creating a Great First Experience for Your Patients with Gary Takacs
Feb 29, 2012 • 56 min
Chicago Midwinter meeting Oral Health America New Patient Experience Checklist: 1. Tour of the office 2. Six digital photos for patient education and conduct interview 3. Necessary X-rays 4. Comprehensive exam by the doctor 5. Review the digital…
Mastering Mobile with Al Ferretti of MakingMobi.com
Feb 22, 2012 • 38 min
Dental practices are neatly dividing into two camps. In one camp are the dental offices that are THRIVING. In the other camp are dental offices that are struggling. One of the main factors differentiating the two camps is that dental …
How to Grow Your Influence with Special Guest Randy Alvarez
Feb 15, 2012 • 45 min
We all know how much influence the media has on consumers and today we have #1 producer of the most watched cable health TV show in the world as our special guest. Randy Alvarez has directed and produced over 1,100 …
Hot Topics in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with Dr. David Hornbrook
Feb 9, 2012 • 55 min
Clinical Mastery is a requirement to having a Thriving practice. You simply must have the skills to deliver excellent clinical care. It’s important to pick your mentors carefully and today it has become difficult to find educators that have research …
TDS007 : 100% Listener questions show
Feb 1, 2012 • 54 min
Gary answers a ton of listener questions about his past show guests. 1. Gary, in your interview with Dr. Pitts on Dentistry as a Team Sport, he mentioned that you have monthly team meetings and also quarterly team meetings. Can …
TDS006 : Mastering Social Media Marketing: The New Frontier with Jack Hadley
Jan 25, 2012 • 45 min
Jack Hadley of MySocialPractice.com joins Gary Takacs to discuss the idea of a three-legged stool of your social media success. 1. The right tools. 2. The right mindset, ideas, strategies and training 3. The right person (sometimes people) WOMMA – …
Converting New Patients into Patients for Life with Fred Joyal
Jan 18, 2012 • 52 min
Marketing is vital to creating a thriving dental practice. In this episode we visit with Fred Joyal of 1-800-DENTIST. We all know that patients are the lifeblood of a successful dental practice and the key to THRIVING! A practice is …
Guiding More Patients to Want Ideal Care with Dr. Lee Ann Brady
Jan 11, 2012 • 54 min
In this episode of the Thriving Dentist Show Gary visits with his friend Dr. Lee Ann Brady on how to guide patients to want ideal care for themselves. Dr. Brady has had an incredibly diverse career in the field of …
Dentistry as a team sport with Dr. Greg Pitts
Jan 5, 2012 • 47 min
How important is your team? Gary Takacs and Dr. Greg Pitts answer that question and give incredibly practical advice on how you can build a thriving dental practice. Download or listen on your mobile device Running Time 47:16 Episode …
Six Goals for a Thriving Dental Practice with Gary Takacs
Dec 28, 2011 • 34 min
Gary Takacs shares six goals for a thriving dental practice as well as a specific action your practice can take TODAY to make it more profitable. Download or listen on your mobile device Running Time 34:38 Episode #2 Show …
How to Become an Expert Dentist with Gary Takacs
Dec 9, 2011 • 37 min
Gary discusses what you need to do to become an expert in your field. Right-click here to download the episode or listen on your mobile device