Grab a cold beer and join us as Dr. Casey Goetz sits down to discuss all things pediatric dentistry. Topics include uncensored and unscripted conversations with special guests regarding start-ups, practice management, finances, hot topics and clinical pearls in pediatric dentistry. Our profession might not always be pretty, so might as well drink beer and have some tipsy tiny teeth talk. New episodes released weekly.
Pedo Demographics and Multi-Practice Growth, with Dr. Corey Hastings
Dr. Corey Hastings joins us on the podcast for this week's episode. Corey is a pediatric dentist in Missouri and recently opened his third pediatric office. He has an MBA and a passion for developing systems to optimize the delivery of quality pediatric dental care.
This was a live episode we did in-person over a couple of craft beers. The initial conversation was supposed to focus on demographics to support a pediatric dental office, and we ended spending almost an a hour and a half going deep into conversations on pediatric dental hot-button topics. This podcast is raw, unfiltered, and unscripted. It's a good one, even though we don't stick to an agenda! Some of things we talk about:
- Demographics for a pediatric dental office
- Rural vs urban pediatric dentistry
- Solo vs group practice, single-location vs multi-location
- Prophy palace vs restorative heavy practices
- How do you convince an associate to buy in? And are associates more likely to start their own practice?
- How pediatric dentistry can be an isolating profession
Coaching and Consulting in Pediatric Dentistry, with Dr. Robert Elliott
Dr. Robert Elliott is a pediatric dentist and the owner of Cary Pediatric Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina. "Bobby" is an active leader within the AAPD, a pediatric dental consultant, and also the founder and owner of a very successful private practice pediatric office. He frequently lectures at the AAPD annual session to young doctors on practice management topics and leadership skills. We sit down to chat about young pediatric dental practices and the common struggles they face.
Dr. Elliott owns two pediatric dentistry consulting companies. Pedo Springboard is a one-on-one consultation service for young pediatric dentists interested in doing a startup. His second company, Pediatric Dental Directions, is a consulting company more tailored to improving systems, numbers, and KPIs in more established practices. Dr. Elliott also runs Pedo Boot Camp, a CE course designed to help practice owners improve the efficiency of their systems in their practices.
We discuss some fantastic topics in today's episode, including:
- What is the best way to name a pediatric practice?
- Who would benefit from a dental consultant, and how does it work?
- Is a dental consultant worth the expense? (How will I get my money back?)
- What are common mistakes young practice owners make that get them into trouble?
- How practical is it to be a completely fee-for-service pediatric dentist, and how does dental insurance influence today's young dentists?
Dr. Elliott can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
When Endo and Pediatric Dentistry Collide, with Dr. Ted Beauchamp
Dr. Ted Beauchamp is an endodontist and the owner of Beacon Endodontics in Wentzville, Missouri. Dr. Ted served in the Army after dental school, where he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program, then received his certificate in Endodontics after an additional two-year residency. Dr. Beauchamp continued to serve his country, practicing in South Korea, and then at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as Chief of Endodontics. He mentored and taught endodontics to new general dentists and oversaw twelve dentists and forty support staff on base.
Leaving the Army, he entered into private practice with a well-respected endodontics office in St. Louis, then started Beacon Endodontics in 2020. He and Dr. Casey grab a beer at a local brewery and talk about some of the tough endo decisions that pediatric dentists face.
We discuss using MTA, permanent tooth pulpotomies vs pulp caps, when to leave decay, long-term outcomes of apexogenesis as definitive treatment, when to initiate root canal therapy after trauma, and a host of other topics.
General Dentist Owned Pediatric Dental Offices, with Dr. Chad Carpenter
Dr. Chad Carpenter is a general dentist practicing out of Rapid City, South Dakota. Dr. Carpenter identified that there was a substantial access to care problem for high-risk kids in his population. He took matters into his own hands and started a general-anesthesia heavy pediatric dental office, employing both general dentists and pediatric dentists. His unique situation as a GP owner who employs pediatric dentists allows him to provide a unique perspective on dental care in a rural population, specifically a heavy Native American population.
Dr. Carpenter and I discuss how he runs both a GP office and a pedo office, challenges and benefits of treating Medicaid, and how he provides quality dentistry for these kids in his office.
Dr. Casey Goetz on The Dental Marketer Podcast
This week's episode is a podcast swap! Dr. Casey Goetz joins Michael Arias on The Dental Marketer Podcast. Michael's podcast focuses on marketing topics, campaigns, and strategies to help dentists grow their business. They sit down and discuss the startup process and talk about a range of topics including:
- Choosing the right practice location
- Practice lending
- Using social media to increase patient flow
- Cash flow in a start up
And so much more! Check out Michael's marketing business and podcast at:
Structuring Pediatric Practice Partnerships, with Dr. Colin Boswell
Dr. Colin Boswell is a pediatric dentist practicing out of New Hampshire. He has a unique experience as a practice owner and shares some insight on his journey. Dr. Boswell bought an established practice, and ended up later partnering and merging with a former co-resident who had started a nearby scratch-start pedo office. The combination was highly successful and the two offices have grown synergistically.
Dr. Boswell discusses his journey and talks about the importance of finding the right partner to go into business with. We also review the benefits of partnerships in pediatric dentistry, and why it may be a better choice for some clinicians over a corporate or sole-practitioner route.