43 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

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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.

    How To Use Personality Assessments When Hiring

    How To Use Personality Assessments When Hiring

    Do you know how to use personality assessments when hiring? Most dental practices are experiencing hiring to be very difficult. It can be even more frustrating if you finally think you’ve found that right hire, only to discover they’re a horrible fit in your practice.
    As bad as this sounds, it's an unfortunate reality for more and more practice owners. In these times of finding great help to be more difficult, practice owners find themselves more desperate and they’re making offers solely on how they feel the candidate can perform the job. However, they’re forgetting to make sure the person will also be the perfect fit for their team.
    So how do you make sure you have not only a great person for the job but one that will also mesh well with all of your other employees? Conducting an assessment like DiSC can help determine what type of personality you need within the role, and what type of person your prospect is.
    DiSC is a personal assessment tool, and Tamra Whitley joins the team at Edwards and Associates again to discuss how she uses the assessment in her practice. She shares her own description of the personality types as lions, otters, golden retrievers, and beavers and what roles she typically sees that they fit. Plus she talks about how implementing the assessment has made a huge difference in her practice.
    Also, while many dental practice owners are hiring on the spot, after only one interview, Tamra details her eight-step process before ever bringing anyone on board.
    If you have specific questions about how to use personality assessments when hiring, or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please https://eandassociates.com/book-a-meeting-dental-cpa/?nowprocket=1 (reach out to the Edwards and Associates team). Or contact any one of the excellent https://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ (ADCPA affiliates) across the nation.

    • 40 min
    Impact Your Practice with AADOM

    Impact Your Practice with AADOM

    No matter what industry you’re in, learning to build and run a business can be a very lonely road, and learning from others in your field, can be a huge blessing.
    In today’s episode of Beyond Bitewings, the team at Edwards and Associates is joined again by Tamra Whitley who discusses her membership in the American Association of Dental Office Management and how you can impact your practice with AADOM. Tamra is the owner spouse and Practice Administrator of Whitley Family Dental, and she shares her story of how she ended up helping to run the practice with her husband.
    Tamra shares how she started in the front office, not having any idea what she was about to get into, and how becoming a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) was a complete game-changer for her.
    She discusses what an association can help with in terms of understanding potential blind spots, and how you can run your practice more efficiently. She also discusses why it isn’t just about her becoming a member, but also training her entire staff to adhere to what AADOM teaches.
    If you do have specific questions about how you can impact your practice with AADOM, or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please make sure to reach out to the Edwards and Associates team. Or contact any one of the excellent ADCPA affiliates across the nation.

    • 36 min
    Your Most Frequently Asked Questions of 2022

    Your Most Frequently Asked Questions of 2022

    Although it feels like we are moving on from the pandemic, there are still a lot of questions about the government programs that were offered to business owners.
    The team at Edwards and Associates is covering some of your most pressing questions abound things like ERC Credits and Refunds, the HHS Stimulus, PPP forgiveness, and when to pay back your EIDL Loans.
    They’re also covering more questions like should you lease or purchase your car, and how can you qualify for using your car for a business. Plus, what does the credit look like for using electric cars?
    Before you end up having to pay back money you really don’t need to or miss out on qualifying for a credit, make sure you listen to this podcast to get some of those questions answered. And of course please always consult with your CPA or reach out to the team at Edwards and Associates if you have any more questions.
    If you do have specific questions about some of these government programs, or taking advantage of tax credits, or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please make sure tohttps://eandassociates.com/book-a-meeting-dental-cpa/?nowprocket=1 ( reach out to the Edwards and Associates team). Orhttps://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ ( contact any one of the excellent ADCPA affiliates across the nation).

    • 24 min
    Employer Tips

    Employer Tips

    Running your own practice may feel glamorous, and many start their own or purchase one thinking it’s going to be easy. However, although there are many ups, there are times when you may find yourself in many downs.
    What are some things you can do to really embrace the role of an employer and build your practice the right away? The team at Edwards and Associates is discussing some tips for employers in this week’s episode.
    Robert Edwards shares his experience running his own company in addition to the things he didn’t anticipate being potential issues. For example, finding clients wasn’t hard for him, the difficult part was building the right team. Plus one of the biggest challenges employers face is once you find the right team, letting go of control to let them thrive.
    They also talk about the importance of learning to be flexible in all aspects of your business and continuing to have the right mindset even when things aren’t going your way.
    If you have specific questions about help in running your practice or questions about being an employer in general, or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please make sure tohttps://eandassociates.com/book-a-meeting-dental-cpa/?nowprocket=1 ( reach out to the Edwards and Associates team). Orhttps://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ ( contact any one of the excellent ADCPA affiliates across the nation).

    • 22 min
    How To Successfully Transition From Employee to Employer

    How To Successfully Transition From Employee to Employer

    Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart, and this is especially true for dental practice owners. The transition from becoming an employee to an employer can be difficult if not done correctly, and in this episode of Beyond Bitewings, the team at Edwards and Associates is covering some of the things that you should consider before making the switch.
    One of the most important factors to understand is that being an employer isn’t for everyone, and there’s nothing wrong with staying on the employee route. Plus it’s a good idea to wait a few years after getting out of dental school before venturing out on your own. The sweet spot is right around three to five years before moving into your own practice.
    They also talk about what’s important to do when you’re thinking about moving from employee to employer and how you should best utilize your time and education as an employee to get ready for that move. In addition, they talk about why a dental study club could be one of the best things you join, even as an employee.
    When it comes to getting ready to move out on your own, you should line up your team and resources before you even begin looking to start your own practice. This isn’t something you should do all on your own, or at the last minute when it could be too late.
    If you have specific questions about moving from an employee to an employer or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please make sure tohttps://eandassociates.com/book-a-meeting-dental-cpa/?nowprocket=1 ( reach out to the Edwards and Associates team). Orhttps://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ ( contact any one of the excellent ADCPA affiliates across the nation).

    • 22 min
    How To Hire Specialists In Your Practice

    How To Hire Specialists In Your Practice

    Bringing in specialists can be a great addition to your practice, but the process can be overwhelming. How do you know what specialties to bring in? And more importantly, where do you begin finding the right people to fill these roles?
    Santosh Patel, Co-Founder, and President of Complete Specialty Solutions joins the team at Edwards and Associates on this episode of Beyond Bitewings to discuss why this could be a game-changer for your practice, and how his company can help take the headache out of this process.
    The good news is that you don’t need to bring in someone full-time for your practice. They can come in as little as a few days a month and can offer these additional services to your clients.
    Santosh discusses some of the biggest issues dental practice owners have when trying to hire a specialist, what you need to consider when bringing in a new service and specialist, and how you can avoid some common mistakes.
    He also discusses why this can really help your practice grow new revenue streams.
    If you’re ready to connect with Santosh, his contact information is:
    Gp {at} completespecialty.com
    Phone: 214-435-7263
    If you have specific questions about hiring specialists or if you'd like to have another question answered on a future podcast, please make sure to https://eandassociates.com/book-a-meeting-dental-cpa/?nowprocket=1 (reach out to the Edwards and Associates team). Or https://adcpa.org/find-a-member/ (contact any one of the excellent ADCPA affiliates across the nation).

    • 26 min

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