14 episodes

Beyond Bitewings focuses on helping dentists with the business side of dentistry. Our podcast episodes are a mix of outside experts, and discussions within our own team of CPA's, financial planning, and business experts.

This is the podcast for those looking to strengthen your dental practice, run a practice more smoothly, and increase your take-home pay.

Beyond Bitewing‪s‬ Edwards & Associates, PC

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Beyond Bitewings focuses on helping dentists with the business side of dentistry. Our podcast episodes are a mix of outside experts, and discussions within our own team of CPA's, financial planning, and business experts.

This is the podcast for those looking to strengthen your dental practice, run a practice more smoothly, and increase your take-home pay.

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    Should you start a dental practice from scratch or buy one with existing patients, and more importantly, existing cash flow? It’s the main question that new dentists ask, and one that should be considered heavily before jumping in.
    There are many things to consider when it comes to dental practice transitions, and the team from Edwards and Associates is discussing some of the important things you need to look for when considering either buying a dental practice or starting a dental practice from scratch.
    The good news is that the failure rate for dental offices is very low, so either decision can be a good one, and lenders usually look favorably upon someone needing money for a dental practice.
    In this podcast, the team weighs the pros and cons of each, and what the important factors are when deciding to purchase vs. startup. They discuss what you should consider when building a practice from scratch. Plus they talk about what you should be considering when purchasing a practice, and why patient count isn’t the most important number.
    Before you start down the road of purchasing or buying, this is a must-listen!
    Blog Mentioned In This Podcast - What Went Wrong Wednesdays: https://www.adapracticetransitions.com/blog/what-went-wrong-wednesdays-3-contract-issues-that-got-expensive ( https://www.adapracticetransitions.com/blog/what-went-wrong-wednesdays-3-contract-issues-that-got-expensive)
    Have a question? Contact Edwards and Associates to get your question answered and possibly featured in a future podcast, info@eandassociates.com or 972-267-9191. Or contact any excellent ADCPA affiliate across the nation athttp://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ ( ADCPA.org).

    • 25 min
    When to Hire Additional Providers

    When to Hire Additional Providers

    When is a good time to start adding providers to your dental practice? Trying to time when to add a hygienist or an associate doctor can be overwhelming--hoping you have enough patients but not waiting until it’s too late.
    This is one of the biggest questions the team at Edwards and Associates are asked by their clients, and one they’re answering in today’s podcast.
    As companies are looking ahead to a post-pandemic world, they’re trying to figure out the best time to bring new providers on board. But there are many questions to answer when hiring a hygienist, an associate doctor, or any other staff.
    In this episode, Edwards and Associates discusses: How to know when it’s time to bring in an associate or hygienist. With hygienists in short supply, is there a day of the week that’s better if you can only hire one part-time? How much can you expect a hygienist to help you produce? Should you hire your new team member as an employee or contractor? And, what happens if your staff requires a Visa?
    Have a question? Contact Edwards and Associates to get your question answered and possibly featured in a future podcast, info@eandassociates.com or 972-267-9191. Or contact any excellent ADCPA affiliate across the nation athttp://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ ( ADCPA.org).

    • 22 min
    Employee Retention Credit

    Employee Retention Credit

    CARES Act, PPP Loans, Employee Retention Credit, understanding the rules between these relief programs and offerings can be an overwhelming task. Making things more difficult are the constantly changing rules.
    In this episode of Beyond Bitewings, the Edwards and Associates team brings some clarity to the Employee Retention Credit changes. They discuss what the changes mean for those who may have missed out on the original application and what you may be able to qualify for because of the new updates.
    They dive deep into understanding what type of companies may want to re-visit applying for the Employee Retention Credit and also break down some of the specific qualifications.
    Most business owners will find analyzing their situation and applying too overwhelming to do on their own, so make sure you consult with your CPA to help navigate these changes and determine what’s best for your situation.
    Have a question? Contact Edwards and Associates to get your question answered and possibly featured in a future podcast, info@eandassociates.com or 972-267-9191. Or contact any excellent ADCPA affiliate across the nation at http://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ (ADCPA.org).

    • 22 min
    How To Lead A Team

    How To Lead A Team

    Buying a dental practice does not automatically make you a great leader. Many dental practice owners find themselves in a predicament where not only do they need to learn how to build a practice, but more importantly, they need to learn how to lead their team to see that practice thrive.
    In this episode of Beyond Bitewings, the Edwards and Associates team welcomes Dr. Sharon Tiger, a nationally known practice management consultant and business coach to dentists.
    Dr. Tiger discusses what dentists need to learn to become great leaders, important factors to understanding leadership in dentistry, and why you shouldn’t be worried if you’re not a natural-born leader.
    She also discusses why creating great job descriptions can help you build a more effective team, how you can create a culture within your dental team, why setting goals is so important to any practice, plus how you can learn to communicate better with your team, simply by practicing and making it a habit.
    If you would like to get in contact with Dr. Tiger, please email her at TXTiger2@gmail.com
    Have a question? Contact Edwards and Associates to get your question answered and possibly featured in a future podcast, info@eandassociates.com or 972-267-9191. Or contact any excellent ADCPA affiliate across the nation athttp://adcpa.org/ ( ADCPA.org).

    • 25 min
    Preparing For The Next Pandemic

    Preparing For The Next Pandemic

    We would probably all prefer to forget about 2020! But as hard as it was, it taught us that you can never be too prepared for the unexpected.
    In this episode of Beyond Bitewings, the Edwards and Associates team discusses what dental practice owners can do to prepare themselves for the next catastrophe. The next significant event may not be a pandemic. It could be something much more local, like a flood. No matter how large or small, it’s important that you have the resources and capabilities to handle it.
    How much cash should you have on hand? Are there opportunities to cut costs, and how aggressive should you be with those cuts? What are other areas you should analyze when trying to plan for a significant event? These are just some of the questions answered in this podcast.
    Have a question? Contact Edwards and Associates to get your question answered and possibly featured in a future podcast, info@eandassociates.com or 972-267-9191. Or contact any excellent ADCPA affiliate across the nation at http://adcpa.org/ (ADCPA.org).

    • 22 min
    How To Hire the Right Dental Staff

    How To Hire the Right Dental Staff

    Hiring can be a challenging event for any dental office, and it may sometimes feel like a hit or a miss when it comes to finding the right staff. However, it doesn’t have to be such a burden or a guessing game.
    In this episode of Beyond Bitewings, the Edwards and Associates team welcomes Linda Allen, a Management Consultant for dental practices across the nation. Linda focuses on helping dental offices hire the right dental staff and guides them in creating atmospheres and opportunities to help keep those valuable team members onboard.
    Linda discusses the current challenges with staffing for dental offices in addition to specific issues that have arisen because of COVID. She also talks about what to look for in potential staff members to make the absolute best hire.
    This episode features discussion on topics like developing great interview questions, the importance of a working interview, understanding how to lead a team, plus so much more. If you’re looking for ways to hire smarter and build a better team, this is the episode for you.
    Have a question? Contact Edwards and Associates to get your question answered and possibly featured in a future podcast, info@eandassociates.com or 972-267-9191. Or contact an ADCPA affiliate at http://adcpa.org/ (ADCPA.org).

    • 22 min

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