On today's podcast, we have Christopher Torres from John Driscoll and Company talking about the importance of Dashboards when it comes to managing your practice's business information.
Our latest guest, Dawn Wehking, loves the shit out of dentistry. Plain and simple. Check out Dawn's practice at www.DentistLafayette.com
When you think of your dentist, you probably don’t think about someone who loves to build and create. Dr. Dawn Wehking is a born builder. She loves to build relationships and she loves hands-on work that allows her to build something both structurally sound as well as beautiful.
So then it might not surprise you that Dr. Wehking didn’t grow up wanting to be a dentist. Initially she wanted to own a restaurant because she wanted to build a sense of community and foster relationships with her patrons. But she quickly realized running a local hotspot wouldn’t satisfy her need for creativity and hands-on work.
What she needed was a way to combine her structural and artistic flair with her passion for building relationships and a sense of community. That’s when dentistry became her clear career choice.
When you entrust your dental care to Dr. Wehking, you’ll see she’s creating and building something quite special at Complete Family and Aesthetic Dentistry. She’s building a relationship with you so she understands you and your needs. She’s building a solid team who provides you the best possible care. She’s creating a practice that’s a committed part of the Lafayette community. And she’s creating beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dr. Wehking also strongly believes in building her knowledge through Continuing Education (CE). She completes over 200 hours CE per year and throughout her career she’s totaled over 1200 hours. Recently Dr. Wehking was awarded Fellow status with the Academy of General Dentistry. She finished the Spear Education curriculum, a place where great dentists go to learn how to be exceptional dentists. She now serves as visiting faculty at Spear Education. In addition, Dr. Wehking speaks on behalf of the American Dental Association at dental schools across the country, teaching dental students about life after dental school. While it might sound nerdy, Dr. Wehking’s greatest hobby is dentistry. Even when she’s away from the office, Dr Wehking is building.
You see, Dr. Wehking is much more than just a dentist. She’s a smile architect.
(Wondering about the Tooth Fairy’s house in the Complete Family and Aesthetic Dentistry office? Well, Dr. Wehking built that, too.)
This is episode one of our new somewhat informal series focusing on young dentists around the country. We have an extremely driven, educated and fortunate 29-year-old dentist by the name of Peyman Raissi with us on today's episode. Make sure you remember his name, because this won't be the first time you hear of this guy. He's that good!
An immigrant from Tehran, Iran, Peyman was naturally drawn to the world of dentistry at a young age. Soon, in the midst of his dental education, he found himself practically handed a two million dollar practice. From there, he put his foot on the gas and hasn't eased off ever since.
Thank you, Peyman, for being on the show! Check out his website at http://www.mynewsmiledentist.com
If you are a young dentist who is in the middle of your schooling or just getting out and getting into your own practice— we want you on the show! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worms take a moment to reflect on a couple of e-mails that have been sitting in their inbox for sometime now. No special guest... just Justin, Gabe and Jeff sitting around talking about your questions. Enjoy!
With the help of BoomCloud, you now have the opportunity to create an in-house membership program for your patients with no waiting periods. Using our software to organize and create plans, add members to those plans, automate payments and analyze reports. Your practice can now build recurring revenue which increases the value of a practice and allows you to truly care for your patients.
Look for a follow-up episode with Jordan sometime in early 2017... we're looking forward to it!
It's that time again for another in-studio guest... this time it's our first RETURN guest, Vicki McManus Peterson! She originally appeared on the show a couple of weeks ago on Episode 52 and since she was travelling through South Dakota, we thought we'd have her on again!
Our other guest of honor is Bruce B. Baird, DDS who owns Productive Dentist Academy and Comprehensive Finance. We've included his message below:
"When I started Productive Dentist Academy in 2004, my hope was to build a company that would help dentists:
They were straightforward and simple goals, but in my 25 + years of practicing, I had not found a program that addressed these areas and gave me specific tools and real strategies for accomplishing each. Probably like you, I had attended my share of CE courses. You know, the ones that sound and look great, but in the practice, just don’t deliver real and measurable business results. Out of my frustration, PDA was born…
As dentist, my highest priority is to be productive and take care of my patients. To work on me so that I can follow-through on the promises I make to the team and my patients. That means I have to get rid of the ‘stinking thinking’ that holds me back. I need to work on my clinical speed, on the services that I provide, and be a leader in time management with the schedule. If that isn’t enough, I need to make sure the team is trained to support our patients and our business goals. The common denominator in all of it is me. That’s another reason why the idea of PDA appealed to me. At the hundreds of courses I attended over the years, I have listened to more than my share of participants whine about their practices. It got old… fast. PDA is not a place where people come to whine and complain and abdicate responsibility. It is a place where doctors accept full responsibility for themselves and their practice. There is common agreement that “It all starts with me.” And, there is excitement and a burning desire to raise the bar and get stronger and better—regardless of where one is starting on the journey.
PDA is better described as a community of friends (attend one of our programs and you’ll see what I mean). Since I began teaching PDA over six years ago, my own productivity has climbed $300 an hour EVERY YEAR. I know the information works.
To date, over 500 practices have attended PDA and that number is growing daily thanks to community-based networks such as Dental Town.
I hope to see and welcome you at an upcoming program. If you have any questions at all, or if you’re ready to enroll, contact Chris at 800.757.6077, ext. 1 or email@example.com.
To your success!
Dr. Bruce Baird, President and Founder"
We had the opportunity to speak with the inventor of Prophix, Dr. Craig Kohler, on today's podcast. Prophix is a video toothbrush, which syncs wirelessly to an app through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Take pictures of areas of interest and build a record of any changes. Get motivating tips and track your progress using the free Prophix app.
Check out Prophix at http://www.getprophix.com/
Dr. Craig S. Kohler D.D.S. M.B.A. MAGD has been practicing on the North Shore of Chicago for over 30 years. His dedication to his patient’s dental health is demonstrated through his use of cutting edge technology, his consistent pursuit of higher education, and his dedication to the comfort and satisfaction of his patients.
Dr. Kohler is among the elite dentists in the country that utilize microscopes to deliver premium care for their patients, enabling him to see at a magnification five times greater than the typical dentist. This allows him to partner with his patients in helping them keep their teeth for life. Continually integrating the newest technology available, a patient at Dr. Kohler’s office never doubts that they are being taken care of by an expert.
Dr. Kohler has always made pursuing continuing education a top priority. After completing his residency, Dr. Kohler went on to earn his Fellowship and Masters from the Academy of General Dentistry by completing 1600 hours of continued education. Less than one percent of the dentists in the country earn this esteemed award. Dr. Kohler’s continual pursuit of education reflects his desire to treat his patients with the same exceptional care that he would expect for himself. Dr. Kohler’s persistence to be the best motivates him to seek out continued instruction from acclaimed experts. In the State of Illinois only thirty-two hours of continued education per two years is required for dentists. This year alone Dr. Kohler will complete between 150-200 hours of education as he firmly believes that keeping a current understanding of the leading dental techniques is vital to his practice.
Check out Dental Profit Advisors at http://www.dentalprofitadvisors.com/
Thank you for being on the show, Benjamin!
"I am very passionate about helping small business owner’s thrive and become our economy heroes. I have spent 5 years in the accounting and finance industry; with two of those years being in public accounting. These different experiences have allowed me the opportunity to understand how some small businesses are able to be successful when others are not.
Now for the fun stuff: I have been serving the United States Army Reserve in a Chemical Unit for 7 years, I have a sweet tooth and even worse, if I could golf every day of the year I would. Thank you for your interest in Dental Profit Advisors and I'm looking forward to helping your and your practice reach the top!" -Benjamin Dangel
We were pretty thrilled to get Bruce Campbell on the podcast for today's episode... No, not the 'Evil Dead' Bruce Campbell... The patent lawyer, Bruce Campbell! Well, his first name is Dutro, but he's still Bruce Campbell to us, okay?!
Anyway, this episode is all about TRADEMARKING your practice and why it's an important investment to consider in order to give your brand, your practice, your business ultimate protection. You're starting up your practice and you have a killer name, awesome logo, a kick ass slogan, etc. How awful would it be when you decide to invest half a million dollars into your practice, you become more and more successful over time and then come to find out there's some OTHER dentist with the same name, a weak logo and a stupid slogan? Well, you'd be sad to find out that
Bruce takes this opportunity to chat with us about the importance of trademarks and why you should hire a lawyer instead of doing it yourself. He also talks a bit about how he came to be a patent and trademark lawyer.
Find out more about Bruce's services at www.campbell-ip.com
From Bruce Campbell, himself...
"I am an intellectual property attorney with over 20 years of experience handling a wide variety of legal matters. I have substantial experience litigating patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters in courts across the country, as well as advising clients across a broad range of businesses and technologies on matters involving the management of their intellectual property rights and assets.
Not only can I help you in enforcing your intellectual property rights or defending you in the event you are named as a defendant in a lawsuit, but I also can help you avoid being targeted as a defendant in a patent, trademark or copyright infringement dispute."
Bruce recently prepared a special trademark report and it is entitled "Five Trademark Mistakes Every Business Owner Absolutely Must Avoid," and provides vital information regarding trademark selection, registration and conflict avoidance. I would love to hear your thoughts on this Report. The Special Report can be found at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQwbNxYijxFVzJFbF9ZcmRRaU0/view?usp=sharing.
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Get in touch with Bruce Campbell about trademarking your brand or practice and you will receive a 20% discount on his flat-rate services. Why wait? You have no excuse not to trademark yourself now! E-Mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org