Dr. M. Joe Mehranfar is one of the outstanding dental implantology practitioners in Arizona. After receiving an MS degree in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Mehranfar completed his dental education at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by implant training at UCLA. Dr. Mehranfar was formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale and at A. T. Still University School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa. Dr. Mehranfar was awarded a Mastership from the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics, and served as general chairperson of all the Academy’s annual meetings since 2007 in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Carefree. He is currently Chairperson-Elect of the implant division of the American Dental Education Association and a recipient of their Pierre Fauchard Award for excellence.
Dr. Mehranfar’s practice extends to general dental offices throughout the state, where he offers hands-on-training and performs implant surgery for individual dentists, and performs surgical and prosthodontic implant treatment at his own practice in Phoenix.
Check out Joe's website at http://www.mehranfardentalgroup.com/
The Worms are back from a brief hiatus and, man, does it feel good to be back! Thanks for sticking with us through this little break. Blame Justin's travel schedule and be thankful that Jeff did not decide to go rogue again.
On today's episode, Nick Raithel of Content Corps (aka The Seven Hour Book) explains why every dentist should write and publish their own book using his streamlined process. It can be a useful marketing tool that is often overlooked and not even attempted by your competition due to the time commitment (or potential costs).
For the whole scoop on Content Corps and what they have to offer, please visit their website at http://contentcorps.net/
Dr. Caputo is a general dentist who practices cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and restorative dentistry. He always places patient comfort first. He believes that his patients are entitled to the information they need to make educated choices about their oral health. His approach to dentistry is comprehensive and tailored for each patient. Dr. Caputo earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Marquette University.
Following his passion for implant dentistry, Dr. Caputo has spent over one year of dedicated Implantology training to attain credentials to surgically place and restore dental implants. He continues to train with some of the most prominent implant surgeons and prosthetic specialists in the country. He is currently on a multi-year process to become board certified through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Caputo dedicates a portion of his time teaching at Marquette University School of Dentistry as a part-time clinical professor one day per week. He enjoys following his passion for educating future dentists in a hands-on clinical environment. When he’s not practicing dentistry or teaching, Dr. Caputo is spending time with his wife, Laura, and their fluffy Samoyed, Sable. Currently he is accepting new patients and is looking forward to meeting you!
Visit royshelburne.com for more information!
From Roy, himself:
Most dentists live in fear of litigation but few worry about going to prison. Nonetheless, I went to prison on August 20, 2008 and was released on May 14, 2010. If you'd like, take a deep breath, hold on, and take a ride with me through a health care providers worst nightmare. Take heart....there are ways to prevent what happened to me from happening to you.
Born in Pennington Gap, VA, I was "raised" on a farm in rural southwest Virginia. Growing up there I learned to love the people and the scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. The second of 4 boys born to a High School agriculture teacher and a registered nurse, working on the farm instilled the importance of hard work. I'm deeply thankful to my parents for the example they set for me. I graduated from Pennington High School in 1973, with honors, and was accepted and enrolled at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville the fall semester of that same year. I was a 1977 graduate of the University of Virginia with a double major in Biology and Religious Studies. I applied, was accepted to, and enrolled in the dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with honors in 1981, 5th of 115. I returned home in 1981 to start my new practice in my grandfather's hardware store building.
Serving organized dentistry as a former Secretary/Treasurer and President of the southwest Virginia, Component 6, Virginia Dental Association I learned the importance of giving back to the profession. I was honored to be been made a delegate to the Virginia Dental Association's Annual Meeting. I also learned the importance of volunteerism....giving back to my community, state, and world as I had been so richly blessed. I have served for over 7 years with the various Mission of Mercy projects in Virginia and have been a member of a team of short term missionaries with the Baptist Medical Dental Missions International to Honduras, CA for 10 years. All this happened prior to the voluntary surrender of my dental license for revocation after the conviction and prior to sentencing.
The criminal action began as an investigation by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the FBI in 2003 of the dental practice and myself. To this day, we still do not know what or who initiated the action. I was indicted in October of 2006 after evidence was presented twice to the Grand Jury in the western district of Virginia. I was tried in United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division in Abingdon. I was found guilty after a 9 day jury trial on March 6, 2008, of Health Care Fraud, Racketeering, Money Laundering, and Structuring. The money laundering convictions were set aside on July 1, 2008. On July 10, 2008, I was sentenced by the Honorable James P. Jones, of the Western District of Virginia to serve 24 months in Federal Prison with an additional 36 months of supervised probation. I am now serving the 36 month of supervised probation. During the sentencing, the prosecution presented witnesses and evidence to establish, support, and "demonstrate the amount of loss sustained by the victims as result of the offense”. Of the payments that I received during the six and a half years reviewed (payments in excess of three and a half million dollars) that loss was determined to be $17,889.57. In addition, I was ordered on March 6, 2008 to forfeit $200,000 as a result of the RICO and Structuring conviction. A penalty of $75,000 were ordered on July 10, 2008. The restitution represents "restitution to each victim in the full amount of each victim’s losses”. The Government began an appeal of the decision in the criminal case; however, has since abandoned that appeal. The criminal case is now final as a matter law. The government continued their attempts to again prosecute me and the practice via a civil complaint filed on November 6th, 2009. That action was settled without going to trial in February 2013. The civil complaint was based on the same alleged course of action and claims as in the criminal action. For the time being, there are no pending actions against me, but who knows how long that will continue to be the case?
Kevin M. Donlin, D.M.D. is the doctor and owner of We Care Dental in Madison, SD. He is originally from Miller, SD where he was born and raised. Dr. Donlin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University in May of 2008, and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in May of 2012. Kevin is also currently a dentist in the South Dakota Army National Guard. He has been in the Army since February of 2000, is a combat veteran, and is now a Captain.
Dr. Donlin started with We Care Dental in August of 2013 when he purchased the practice from Dr. Gerald Elpert. Kevin and his family have enjoyed settling into the community of Madison. He has been married to his wife Angela since 2006. They have two children, Derrick (5) and Nadine (3). Both children have been having fun participating in numerous activities in town. Kevin is also involved in Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison Rotary Club, member of the Madison VFW, American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, and the South Dakota Academy of General Dentistry.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hunting, and various construction projects with his father.
Check out Kevin's practice at http://www.wecaredental.com/
When someone moves to a new area... they need to find a dentist, especially for their families. Well, where do they start? How do they make their choice? What sort of seemingly little things are being overlooked when it comes to marketing in the information age?
Justin and Gabe are out of town for this one, so Jeff is at the helm with a good friend of his, Thomas Golden, who is a big fan of the podcast, despite not being a dentist. He knows as much about dentistry as Jeff does, so this should be interesting!
Thomas is a Navy veteran with three kids and a loving wife who have followed him around the country from city to city. He has had his fair share of dental experiences, which makes him a perfect guest for our podcast! We've never quite had just a patient on the show. Usually we have the doctors, the mentors, the scientists, the educators, the marketers, the business managers... but never just a patient to give us some insight.
Take it as you will... if you don't get anything from it, hopefully you were entertained!
Dr. Robert Stanley has been interested in dentistry since spending hours in his grandfather’s dental office in Chicago as a child. After his grandfather passed away, Dr. Stanley became interested in Engineering. He worked at Sony Ericsson in Research Triangle Park as a Senior Project Manager.
Since meeting his wife, Dr. Bobbi Stanley, and being involved with her dental practice, Dr. Robert Stanley realized that he still loved dentistry. He obtained a DDS from the University of North Carolina and joined his wife in practice. Robert Stanley’s dental acumen is a perfect complement to the practice. He enjoys surgery, endodontics, and General Dentistry.
Dr. Robert Stanley is a Diplomate with the International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), certified in Oral, IV and Conscious Sedation and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Raleigh-Wake Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics.
Dr. Mike Freimuth is the owner of ProSmile. Dr. Mike received his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1994. He then completed a general practice residency at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Omaha, NE and has been in private practice since 1995. He is committed to continuing education. Not only taking classes but also devoting his time to teaching continuing education classes to his fellow dentists. Dr. Mike loves spending his time outside of work with wife Bonnie and two beautiful daughters, Emma and Betsy
It's a party in Studio 1-A on the latest episode of Dentists, Implants and Worms! Thanks to Justin's epic Obamacare rant from a couple of episodes ago, a couple of health insurance experts decided to chime in on their take on the Obamacare fiasco.
Tonight's guests are Dawn Knutson and Danielle Dykes. Dawn Knutson works for Midwest Employee Benefits, Inc. and Danielle is an Individual Specialist for the same company.
We also have Rob James back in the studio to chime in on the discussion... always a pleasure!
This special episode, presented by Alan Mead of The Dental Hacks, features a round table recording featuring five of the presenters that will be featured in the upcoming Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville, TN on January 27-28th! We feature Dr. Justin Moody from the "Dentists, Implants and Worms" podcast, Jonathan VanHorn from the "Start Your Dental Practice" podcast, Dr. Bilal Saib of "The Passionate Dentist" podcast and Dr. Jon Rogers of "the Dental Guys" podcast. We have some laughs as well as talk about how we started as well as what we see are the main problems facing dentistry as a profession.
Go get your ticket to the Voices of Dentistry Summit! All your favorite dental podcasters in one place doing the thing they do best!
Megan Beckwith, DMD was our latest in-studio guest. She is a local South Dakota dentist who practices out of Sturgis at Schneirber/Beckwith Dental. In this episode, she tells Justin and Gabe more about how she got started in dentistry, where she comes from, why she's here and some of the experiences she has had the opportunity to have as she continues on her career path in dentistry.
For more information on her practice, visit http://www.schneiderdentistry.com/
Shortly before recording this podcast, Justin was informed of a 192% price increase from his insurance company for his group policy. One nearly viral Facebook post and many swear words later, Justin decides to voice his frustrations on our latest episode.
This podcast contains more adult language than normal.
From Cory Glenn, himself: "It has been said that if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. I can honestly say that I have found this to be true of dentistry. As a dentist in Winchester TN, I feel blessed to be able to combine my love of science and artistic expression into a career that can change people’s lives by restoring their smiles.
I was born in Jonesboro, AR where I lived until completing my undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at Arkansas State University. I then attended dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Following graduation in 2008, I went on to do an additional Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with a focus on comprehensive care and dental implants. My love of dentistry and desire to excel in it has led me to become a continual student, taking far above the state required 20 hours of education per year (in 2012, I took over 380 hours).
I enjoy collaborating with other dentists on various dental topics and I lecture frequently across the world on the topics of CAD/CAM, conebeam technology and guided dental implants, dental photography, digital smile design, complete dentures, and complex full mouth rehabilitation.
I also hold active memberships in the following organizations:
As much as I love dentistry, the role I’m most proud of is being husband to my beautiful wife Amanda and being Daddy to our 3 precious daughters, Allie, Audrey, and Leah. Amanda is a dental hygienist and maintains an active role in the management of the practice.
On Dec. 26th of 2015, I got news that forever changed me. I was diagnosed with Leukemia. There's nothing like thinking you're going to die to make you really understand what's important in life. For me, that was my faith and my family. I spent the next 8 months doing chemotherapy fighting cancer. Thankfully, my treatment was successful and I'm now in complete remission but the experience has given me a renewed and much deeper perspective on life.
We are members of Winchester First Baptist Church where I enjoy playing guitar and singing in the praise and worship band. Outside of family and dentistry, I love to spend time outdoors cycling, fishing, hunting, woodworking, and doing photography.
Dr. Hoffman is a Nebraska native from Edgar, and received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, from Midland University. He graduated summa cum laude, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska, Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr. Hoffman has been working closely with Dr. Plooster ever since joining the Family and Implant Dentistry team. Dr. Hoffman strives to provide his patients with the perfect smiles through dental implants.
Outside the office, Dr. Hoffman loves to work on his family farm, hunt, fish, and cheer on the Cornhuskers.
Part Two continues with David Harris explaining more about the process of prosecuting an embezzler.
It's a fact: two-thirds of dentists will be embezzlement during their career. Over 6,000 dentists will be embezzled, resulting in over $180 million in losses. That's pretty scary, right? Think it can't happen to you? Think again. We take a break from our normal shenanigans (and lack of content) to talk about something serious.
David Harris is Prosperident’s Chief Executive Officer.
Overcoming a troubled adolescence, David Harris has become the world’s leading expert on dental office embezzlement. He is the CEO of Prosperident, the world’s largest dental embezzlement investigation firm.
Prosperident’s team of specialized investigators is consulted on hundreds of frauds annually committed against both general dentists and dental specialists. David has had the distinct pleasure of hearing cell doors slam shut on many embezzlers.
David is a CPA and a licensed private investigator. He has a graduate degree in applied mathematics and is “dual certified” in fraud investigation – he possesses both the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Certified in Financial Forensics designation from the American Association of Certified Public Accountants.
David is a Mensa member and belongs to several organizations for dental consultants and speakers.
David has been interviewed on the subject of embezzlement by many leading dental publications and organizations. He is also a prolific writer and authors or co-authors a dozen or more articles annually that appear in major dental publications. David has lectured at several US and Canadian universities in the faculties of business, law and dentistry.
David is a highly entertaining and engaging speaker who draws on a vast amount of experience in his field. He says that his favorite moment is hearing the noise that a prison cell door makes when it clicks shut on an embezzler.
Want more information about the growing issue of embezzelment in the dental industry? Definitely e-mail David at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit his website at www.dentalembezzlement.com before your suspicions turn into reality.
Stay tuned for part two coming up on Tuesday!
Heidi Mount is a dental coach, consultant and expert who's services and guidance will "Add $500 to your Dental Practice's Schedule Tomorrow."
See what Heidi can do for you by visiting her website at www.CoachHeidiMount.com
Thanks for being on the show, Heidi!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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