February 2020 Round-Up

February came to an end quickly, and there are more podcasts to discuss. Dr. Tim Chipps has launched a podcast called the Dental Professional Confessional. Much of what we read in Facebook groups and on Dental Town is about high-flying dentists having their “best month ever”. But, it’s not easy-street after graduation and it’s refreshing to hear some honest discussion between two dentists about their struggles to get started.

You can listen to the episode below: https://overcast.fm/+XoRjCWS_s

The Art of Dental Finance is an older podcast, but we have not added it to the directory yet. Adding this podcast to the directory is on our to-do list in March which is good timing because the podcast’s host – Art Wiederman, CPA – recently changed the name of the podcast to The Art of Dental Finance and Management that’s in partnership with Decisions in Dentistry (a trade magazine for dental professionals). This is an interesting development in my opinion as it highlights that more traditional print publications are noticing the power of podcasts within our profession. You can learn more about that partnership in this episode: https://dentalfinance.libsyn.com/how-to-build-and-train-a-team-with-josie-sewell

For students curious about democratic candidates’ proposed policies on student loans may be, you can listen to this episode of the Student Loan Planner using the audio linked below.

Another new podcast released this year is Dr. Paul Goodman (co-host of the Dental Amigos podcast and founder of Dental Nachos) released a bite-sized podcast called Talking Nachos with Dr. Nacho. You can listen in to these episodes here:

Other great podcasts this month:

Here are 10 reasons why practices fail from Dr. Bette Robin: https://www.dentistryrising.com/podcast/episode/eeaf5d30/74-ten-reasons-practices-fail

Here are 5 tips for mastering your schedule with Gary Takacs: https://www.thrivingdentist.com/5-tips-to-master-scheduling/

Here are a few thoughts about how to handle angry patients with Dr. Mark Costes and a panel of guests: https://www.truedentalsuccess.com/the-dentalpreneur-podcast/849-handling-angry-patients-part-1/

New Year Wrap-Up

We’re back from our holiday break, and we hope that 2020 is off to a great start for you, your business, and your team. DentalPodcast.org is a project that started several years ago but was given a fresh reboot at the end of 2019, and we have received some great feedback so far. We are welcoming many new subscribers since our last publication in November. For those of you who are new, we typically send an email 1 time per month but take a break in December as we update our directory, prepare for annual voting, and enjoy time with our families. In 2019 we sent emails during the first week of the month, in 2020 we plan to send the email during the last week of the month. We may also send some additional messages to our subscribers about new pages and features we’re building into the website in 2020. Some of these features are:

2020 Roadmap:

  1. We’re building out our directory with pages and links for every podcast in our directory. We’ve built more than 40 pages in the last 8 weeks and we’re excited to share the new look and links. You can see an example of how a podcast will appear on our site here: http://chanceb24.sg-host.com/podcasts/dental-hacks/
  2. Podcast hosts are always looking for guests, so we’re building a podcast “guest list”. This will be a directory of potential guests that podcast hosts can download for free. We’ll send a separate email about this soon.
  3. We’re putting together lists of episodes that are worth listening to about a specific subject. This is a 12-24 month long project but will be a great resource for younger dentists.

At the end of last year, we tallied the votes for our annual “best dental podcast” voting. This year was interested due to the form software we selected. Keeping a long story short, we had to void tens of thousands of votes due to spam. We did the best we could to only count legitimate votes, but it was a time-consuming manual process. We released the CSV files this year to be as transparent as possible. We explained the results here: http://chanceb24.sg-host.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019-Annual-Podcast-Votes.pdf

You can simply see the winners by visiting the homepage at DentalPodcast.org

For January:

The Maddow Brothers will make you laugh in this episode where they call a few offices and ask some basic questions: https://www.madow.com/sorry-we-only-do-ugly-looking-dentistry-here/

Dentists often talk about production as if it means something. Production does not matter. Mark Costes talks about “Real Numbers” and what matters in dentistry in this short episode: https://www.truedentalsuccess.com/the-dentalpreneur-podcast/794-real-numbers/

Russell Kirk does a rundown of some new laws that take effect in 2020: http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/a/4/da48fed7a43ee690/BOD_Ep126_master.mp3?c_id=62266931&cs_id=62266931&destination_id=306213&expiration=1580366184&hwt=7c182e807272cbc783d727c237bd118c

It’s getting close to tax season. The Dental Guys talk about why you should work with a dental-specific CPA: http://thedentalguys.libsyn.com/episode-108-the-benefits-of-a-dental-specific-accounting-firm-an-interview-with-chris-mahan

Lastly, here’s an episode from The Relentless Dentist about unrealistic expectations, taking risk, and managing stress: http://relentlessdentist.libsyn.com/unrealistic-expectations-and-silent-suffering-with-tiger-safarov

October 2019 Dental Podcast Roundup

This month, Scott McDonald over at Dr. Demographics talked about practicing in some of the most popular major metros. These are interesting episodes worth listening to if you’re a student or new dentist with geographic flexibility.

If you’re dreaming about transitioning your in-network PPO office to a fee-for-service office, the FFS podcast published a good episode about how Jason and Jen Tubo made the change. You can find this episode here: http://ffsdental.libsyn.com/ppo-to-ffs-success-story-part-1

If you’re thinking about introducing a new procedure into your practice, developing a strategy to roll out the new service is important. The Savy Dentist podcast talks about how to add a new service to an office here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7401788-how-to-introduce-a-new-clinical-procedure

Lastly, my favorite podcast this month was actually released on September 30th—it’s a discussion between Dr. Lee Madox and Dr. Bette Robin on the Dentistry Rising podcast. You can listen to their discussion here: https://www.dentistryrising.com/podcast/episode/ae8149e1/055-practice-transitions-with-lee-maddox

In other news, CNBC ranks orthodontics as the highest paying low-stress job in the United States…https://cnb.cx/30HoMbr

September 2019 Dental Podcast Roundup

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September is ending and October is beginning. This officially marks the end of Q3 and we hope that the rest of 2019 finishes strong.

  • Mark Costes talks about being over-leveraged while undergoing back surgery and how that affected him during his recovery. You can listen to this short episode here (the episode is only 6 minutes long, but highlights why diversifying your income and keeping your own lifestyle reasonable is important): https://www.truedentalsuccess.com/the-dentalpreneur-podcast/696-slave-to-the-hand-piece/
  • Howard Farran talks to Marc Novak about the benefits of an AEGD or GPR. This is a great episode for third or fourth-year dental students who are contemplating pursuing residency training before entering private practice: https://youtu.be/tLptw20RBXE
  • Scott McDonald’s Doctor Demographics is an excellent resource for young dentists or any dentist who is contemplating relocation. We often hear about how saturated a particular market is, but in this episode, Scott outlines 5 reasons to practice in Seattle, WA. If you’re contemplating practicing dentistry or doing business with dentists in Seattle and it’s surrounding suburbs, this episode is worth listening to:
5 Reasons to Practice in Seattle
  • Are you thinking about acquiring a dental practice or are you trying to learn more about how you can help a dentist acquire a practice? Listen to the Dental Amigos discuss best practices for financial due-diligence before buying a practice:
Beating Burnout Part 1

August 2019 Dental Podcast Roundup

Hello fellow dental podcast listeners. 

With August over, summer has come and gone. September is a notoriously slow month for many dental practices which has earned this month the nickname of “Sucktember”. If you find yourself a little less busy during back-to-school season, you can use that time to catch up on some of our favorite podcast episodes from August. Here are five episodes worth listening to: 

  1. It’s associate hiring season with the Dental Amigos. In this episodes, the hosts talk about jobs, contacts, employers, and employees. If you’re in the market for an associate or an associate looking for a gig, here’s what you need to know: https://soundcloud.com/user-657795389/episode-45-its-associate-hiring-season-dos-and-donts
  2. Remember Dental Town? The Dental Hacks and friends take a stroll down memory lane and discuss the evolution of social media: http://dentalhacks.libsyn.com/the-evolution-of-dental-social-media-dhp252
  3. If you’re a general dentist thinking about incorporating orthodontics into your practice, Ortho Brain is an interesting concept. Listen in to the Dental Guys discussion with the founder: http://thedentalguys.libsyn.com/episode-98-a-deep-dive-with-dr-dan-german-of-orthobrain
  4. Wondering what to do with your money? Confused about what the stock market is? Here’s a basic “Meat & Potatoes” episode about investing in the stock market: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/dentistmoney/Steak__Potatoes_2.0.mp3
  5. Are you thinking about buying an existing dental practice? Listen in to Johnathan Vanhorn’s August episode where he talks to Paul Sletten, founder of the Sletten group, about dental practice transitions: http://startyourdentalpractice.libsyn.com/how-to-acquire-a-dental-practice-successfully-with-paul-sletten