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The T-Bone Speaks Dentistry podcast gives you an entertaining, yet serious look into the business mindset and clinical skills needed to build a thriving dental business that will stand the test of time. Each episode will directly speak to your current challenges, interview other dental professionals sharing their journey, and offer a glimpse into Dr. Tarun Agarwal's dental and personal life. Dr. Tarun "T-Bone" Agarwal brings years of practical experience and a unique 'in the trenches' view of dentistry to the podcast. Thanks to his entertaining demeanor and down to earth approach, you’ll be looking forward to each episode. For more great resources on dental learning or to submit a question to the hosts please visit www.TBoneSpeaks.com .

T-Bone Speaks Dentistry Dr. Tarun Agarwal

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The T-Bone Speaks Dentistry podcast gives you an entertaining, yet serious look into the business mindset and clinical skills needed to build a thriving dental business that will stand the test of time. Each episode will directly speak to your current challenges, interview other dental professionals sharing their journey, and offer a glimpse into Dr. Tarun Agarwal's dental and personal life. Dr. Tarun "T-Bone" Agarwal brings years of practical experience and a unique 'in the trenches' view of dentistry to the podcast. Thanks to his entertaining demeanor and down to earth approach, you’ll be looking forward to each episode. For more great resources on dental learning or to submit a question to the hosts please visit www.TBoneSpeaks.com .

    Refinements with Clear Aligners with Dr. Matt Standridge

    Refinements with Clear Aligners with Dr. Matt Standridge

    Dr. Matthew Standridge is the owner of Yates Center Dental, a practice that delivers personalized cosmetic and general dentistry solutions. His first practice, founded in 2012, was in Eureka, Kansas. He later bought a practice in Yates Center that would become Yates Center Dental. One of Matthew’s notable career milestones is being a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, being the youngest person in the history of Kansas to earn this award.


    Matthew joins us today to describe why refinements are inevitable in clear aligners. He outlines his process for preparing his patients for future refinements. He explains some of the key reasons to minimize refinements and tips to accomplish this. He discusses the major difference between braces and aligners. Matthew also shares why, sometimes, patients are the ones responsible for early refinements.


    "We want to be efficient, but the idea of zero refinements to me is completely unrealistic." - Matthew Standridge


    This week on T-Bone Speaks:


    Dealing with refinementsThe realities of refinements with Clear Aligner TherapyHow Matthew tells patients that they will need refinementsReasons to minimize refinementsMatthew's tips to reduce the number of refinements you doHow building overcorrections can minimize refinementsWhy Matthew initially hated attachmentsThe critical differences between braces and alignersMatthew's stance on two-week wear vs one-week wearWhen a patient is accountable for their refinements

    Our Favorite Quotes:


    "If the aligner is not fully seated, you're not getting the engagement: you're not getting the force the aligner needs to do." - Matthew Standridge"What we see on the screen isn't necessarily what's going to happen." - Matthew Standridge"The key was to be upfront with every patient. I just tell them 'we're going to have a refinement.' If we don't, we just got lucky." - Tarun Agarwal

    Connect with Matthew Standridge:


    Yates Center DentalYates Center Dental on FacebookMatthew Standridge on FacebookEmail: drmatt@yatescenterdental.com

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    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks Dentistry. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review. For more great content and helpful tips to grow your dental practice, visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, subscribe on YouTube, and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with other dental practitioners.

    • 49 min
    Boldness Is A SuperPower with Fred Joyal

    Boldness Is A SuperPower with Fred Joyal

    Fred Joyal is a speaker, author, and business coach. He specializes in helping people develop what he calls “the superpower of boldness.” His systematic approach allows anyone to gradually build their “boldness muscle” and be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. Fred’s latest book, Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days, showcases his PRIDE system for building charisma and social skills one awkward encounter at a time.


    Fred joins me to describe what Superbold is about and what readers can expect from it. He shares why boldness is more about fulfillment than success. He describes the simple ways anyone can be bold without doing anything out of the ordinary. He offers some easy exercises to boost boldness and a few tips on getting started with building confidence and charisma. Fred also provides the motivation behind Superbold.


    “Boldness is confidence in action.” - Fred Joyal


    This week on T-Bone Speaks:


    Fred and his latest book, SuperboldAsking the question, “does boldness always result in economic success?”Why a majority of dentists aren't as bold as other successful peopleHow to be bold without being the next Elon MuskBuilding your boldness "muscle" graduallyExercises that can boost your boldness.The PRIDE method Fred outlines in his book and how it improves boldnessWhy more dreams decay from lack of action than failureFred's practical tips in enhancing your social skills right awayMy regrets with not being bold enoughWhat motivated Fred to write about boldness

    Our Favorite Quotes:


    "The vast majority of dentists aren't bold: aren't risk takers." - Tarun Agarwal"Many dentists lack boldness in dealing with conflict."  - Tarun Agarwal"Nobody trains us to do what we do most and that is to interact with people." - Fred Joyal

    Connect with Fred Joyal:


    Fred Joyal Official WebsiteBook: Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice GrowthBook: Becoming RemarkableBook: Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 DaysFred Joyal on LinkedInEmail: fred@fredjoyal.com

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    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks Dentistry. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review. For more great content and helpful tips to grow your dental practice, visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, subscribe on YouTube, and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with other dental practitioners.

    • 38 min
    Annual Planning and Team Retreats

    Annual Planning and Team Retreats

    “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” as the saying goes. It means working and only working will eventually burn you out and make you have a profound dislike for the profession you chose. This is why retreats were made—these events are a fantastic opportunity to get a well-deserved break from being a high-performing dentist and a means to learn something new and improve our professional relationships. What should you discuss during retreats? How soon should you plan for them? 


    Today, I share the importance of having team retreats and how they can be a means for your practice to improve both financially and culturally. I describe why I always plan for annual retreats and why we never used to have retreats in my practice. I explain topics you can highlight during a retreat, especially when hitting your financial goals. I also discuss what’s in store for you on our 3D Bootcamp this coming January.


    "Nothing makes you get along better than living with people for a couple of days."- Tarun Agarwal


    This week on T-Bone Speaks Dentistry Podcast:


    Why I always plan annual retreatsWhy the retreat wasn't always a retreat and what it was like beforeFocusing on critical thinking during retreatsReverse engineering to get the financial numbers you wantThe procedures I provide in my practice and my commitment to hybridsOur tooth replacement therapy and making sure the patient commits to itWhat you can expect from our 3D Bootcamp next year

    Our Favorite Quotes:


    "Of all the programs we do, the 3D Bootcamp will help drastically change the way you practice dentistry." - Tarun Agarwal"If you haven't been averaging one a month right now, it's going to be difficult to suddenly start doing one and a half or two each month." - Tarun Agarwal"Critical thinking is important for team members, especially when you're moving to a role where you want team members to be like owners." -Tarun Agarwal

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    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks Dentistry. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review. For more great content and helpful tips to grow your dental practice, visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, subscribe on YouTube, and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with other dental practitioners.

    • 32 min
    The Changes that Come with Cancer with Dr. Sagar Shah

    The Changes that Come with Cancer with Dr. Sagar Shah

    Dr. Sagar Shah is a general dentist in the Bay Area. He was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma in May 2020 at the height of the pandemic and lockdowns. He is currently in remission and has started an Instagram page called myheadisacanvas, where he uses his chemo-induced baldness as a canvas for paintings and art pieces done by his wife. Sagar earned his DDS from NYU College of Dentistry.
    In this episode, Sagar shares how his life changed after being diagnosed with cancer during the pandemic. He describes the emotional and mental toll the disease took on his career and his perspective on life. He explains why having Stage IV cancer is not a death sentence and how he has prepared for the worst-case scenario. Sagar also discusses how he and his wife coped with his diagnosis, the creativity that came out of it, and the advice he would give dentists for their health and their practice.
    "Cancer, in a lot of ways, has political connotations in a sense that it's a random disease." - Sagar Shah
    This week on T-Bone Speaks Dentistry:
    Who Sagar Shah is and why he pursued a career in dentistryHow lymphoma changed his perspective on lifeWhy Stage IV cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentenceWhere Sagar was in his career when he found out he had lymphomaThe preparations Sagar had for the worst-case scenarioWhat professionally changed with Sagar after he was diagnosedThe personal changes Sagar felt he needed to applySagar's health advice to remain healthy and motivatedWhat Sagar would tell dentists regarding his experience and the changes he madeOur Favorite Quotes:
    "It takes disruptions like this to really experience life." - Tarun Agarwal"You become what you feed your body." - Sagar Shah"Your body has a whole spectrum of what it can feel like physically." - Sagar ShahConnect with Sagar Shah:
    Sagar Shah on InstagramSagar Shah on LinkedInEmail:shahsv86@gmail.comSubscribe, Connect & Share Your Favorite Episodes
    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks Dentistry. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review. For more great content and helpful tips to grow your dental practice, visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, subscribe on YouTube, and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with other dental practitioners.

    • 41 min
    The reality of priority scheduling

    The reality of priority scheduling

    • 29 min
    Mastermind Hot Seat with Matt Corbin and Ben Hite

    Mastermind Hot Seat with Matt Corbin and Ben Hite

    • 45 min

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