336 episodes

Welcome to Dentistry Made Simple, the podcast that’s here to help dentists like you take control of your practice, your finances, and your future.I’m Dr. Tarun ‘TBone’ Agarwal, your trusted guide on the journey to dental success.  I’ve been in the dental trenches for 25 years.  From clinical dentistry to the challenges of running a dental practice, I understand your pain and frustration because I’ve lived it!Get ready to drill down into the secrets of dental success, with expert yet practical advice that will make your practice shine!Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out in dentistry, I bring you the wisdom of a quarter century of real world experience to help fill your schedule, grow your practice, and smile all the way to the bank.So, grab your dental chair, because we’re in this together.  Let’s start winning!

Dentistry Made Simple with Dr. Tarun 'TBone' Agarwal Dr. Tarun Agarwal

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 155 Ratings

Welcome to Dentistry Made Simple, the podcast that’s here to help dentists like you take control of your practice, your finances, and your future.I’m Dr. Tarun ‘TBone’ Agarwal, your trusted guide on the journey to dental success.  I’ve been in the dental trenches for 25 years.  From clinical dentistry to the challenges of running a dental practice, I understand your pain and frustration because I’ve lived it!Get ready to drill down into the secrets of dental success, with expert yet practical advice that will make your practice shine!Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out in dentistry, I bring you the wisdom of a quarter century of real world experience to help fill your schedule, grow your practice, and smile all the way to the bank.So, grab your dental chair, because we’re in this together.  Let’s start winning!

    Resetting Your Long Time Patients with CDC Code D0150 - Dentistry Made Simple

    Resetting Your Long Time Patients with CDC Code D0150 - Dentistry Made Simple

    It's time to reset your long-time patients. 


    In this episode, Meredith and I discuss the use of code D0150, which is typically applied to new patients but can also benefit those who have been with the practice for an extended period. Updating records comes at a cost of $20 per patient, and conducting this every 3-5 years can significantly boost earnings. Moreover, it offers patients the opportunity to review their progress and identify changes over time. Implementing this strategy may pose challenges, but it ultimately simplifies the role of the treatment coordinator. 


    Building trust over years of patient interaction enables practitioners to confidently recommend necessary treatments, underscoring the importance of trust and positive experiences in dental practice.


    @01:05 CDT Code - D0150 
    @05:48 What is included in the exam
    @08:56 Admin Reset
    @11:23 Hurdles and Walkthrough 
    @20:03 Outcome of Trust



    🦷 Connect with Dr. Tarun Agarwal,DDS 
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    🤵 Who is Dr. Tarun Agarwal?
    Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.


    He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.


    Most importantly he is a dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.

    • 29 min
    Relieving Pressure at The Front Desk of Your Dental Practice - 3D Dentists

    Relieving Pressure at The Front Desk of Your Dental Practice - 3D Dentists

    Believe in the power of the front office.


    In this episode, Meredith and I talk about the struggles of the dental front office and how to relieve that pressure. Recognizing their potential can help them be productive and provide the best in their work. Empower and know their position and how they help present the best case to the patients for them to say yes. Having a salesperson helps the practice smoothly sign in patients from the front office to the transaction and to the procedures. 


    Integrity in your practice will help you achieve success. We at 3D Dentist believe in the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We want the best for our patients!


    @01:00 Front Office
    @04:27 Problems in the Front Office
    @08:55 Power of Confidence
    @14:32 Process in the Front Office
    @20:37 Insurance


    🦷 Connect with Dr. Tarun Agarwal,DDS 
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks
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    🤵 Who is Dr. Tarun Agarwal?
    Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.


    He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.


    Most importantly he is a dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.

    • 28 min
    How can an Associate Dentist be a Practice Owner? | Equity Models in Dentistry

    How can an Associate Dentist be a Practice Owner? | Equity Models in Dentistry

    In this episode, our guest Perrin DesPortes from Polaris Healthcare Partners talks about the world of equity models in dental practices. We explored multiple strategies for growth, stability, and shared success, with a focus on benefits for associates, including opportunities for ownership, shared profits, and alignment of interests with practice owners. From structuring equity deals, practical implementation considerations, and long-term planning, we highlight the importance of third-party consultation and resources to arrange equity effectively.

    @01:59  Traditional Model vs. Earned Equity Models
    @14:49 Preset Value 
    @20:45 Rights and Privileges Regarding Equity
    @30:39 Market Rate
    @39:19 Establishing Your Methodology

    🦷 Connect with Dr. Tarun Agarwal,DDS 
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tbonespeaks/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tbonespeaks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbonespeaks

    🤵 Who is Dr. Tarun Agarwal?
    Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.

    He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.

    Most importantly he is a dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.

    • 52 min
    Discover the Best Tips, and Equipment Tested in Dental Photography Dr. Alessandro Devigus

    Discover the Best Tips, and Equipment Tested in Dental Photography Dr. Alessandro Devigus

    In this episode, Dr. Alessandro Devigus and I discuss the role of photography in dentistry, from its beginnings in 1998 and 1999 to today. Our experience has shown us how valuable photos can be in managing a dental practice effectively.  We recommend Mirrorless Cameras for their affordability and advanced features. For more insights into dental photography and videography, visit Dr. Alessandro’s channel.


    @02:43 Levels of Photography
    @07:11 Photography Equipment
    @10:48 Mirrorless vs DSLR in Dental Photography
    @13:50 Smartphone Photography
    @18:28 Dr. Alessandro’s Channel 


    🦷 Connect with Dr. Tarun Agarwal,DDS 
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tbonespeaks/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tbonespeaks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbonespeaks


    🤵 Who is Dr. Tarun Agarwal?
    Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.


    He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.


    Most importantly he is a dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.

    • 36 min
    Dentistry, Entrepreneurship, Fulfillment and more! ft. Craig Spodak and Sully Sullivan

    Dentistry, Entrepreneurship, Fulfillment and more! ft. Craig Spodak and Sully Sullivan

    In this episode, Dr. Sully Sullivan, Dr. Craig Spodak and I talk about various aspects of dentistry, entrepreneurship, and personal satisfaction. Fueled by our desire to create dental practices that go beyond mere profit-making, we delve into the significance of fostering a supportive culture within the dental profession. We discuss the essential diagnostic skills necessary for associates in expanding dental practices, highlighting the unique obstacles we face and the importance of effective communication and quality dental care. Additionally, we explore the challenges of predicting the future of dentistry over the next five to ten years, encouraging practitioners to approach our  careers with purpose and strategic foresight. Lastly, the episode examines the changing dynamics of achieving work-life balance, shedding light on how dentists' energy and comfort levels evolve as they progress in their careers.


    @5:42 Acknowledging the Investment in Team for Success
    @11:05 Recognizing the Limits of Scaling Efficiency
    @20:40 Cultivating Leadership Skills through Self-Reflection
    @30:58 Diverse Types of Dentistry Exist
    @36:44 TBone's Advocacy for Instilling a Positive Dentist Mindset
    @40:38 Significance of Understanding Percentages in Practice



    🦷 Connect with Dr. Tarun Agarwal,DDS 
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tbonespeaks/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tbonespeaks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbonespeaks


    🤵 Who is Dr. Tarun Agarwal?
    Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.


    He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.


    Most importantly he is a dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.

    • 58 min
    New Ways to Maximize Websites in Dental Healthcare Marketing Exposed

    New Ways to Maximize Websites in Dental Healthcare Marketing Exposed

    In this episode, we discuss the vital role of websites in healthcare marketing, emphasizing the need for effective search engine optimization (SEO) to reach a wider audience. We highlight strategies for converting website visitors into patients through user-friendly design and engaging content, while stressing the importance of aligning website initiatives with broader digital marketing strategies. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights for healthcare professionals aiming to enhance their online presence and improve patient engagement.


    @02:03Fundamentals of website balance
    @10:52.Learn how to stand out with SEO
    @25:05.Significance of website content and conversion
    @29:08.Common FAQs
    @40:37mpact of AI



    🦷 Connect with Dr. Tarun Agarwal,DDS 
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tbonespeaks/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tbonespeaks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbonespeaks


    🤵 Who is Dr. Tarun Agarwal?
    Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.


    He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.


    Most importantly he is a dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Sparkylu16 ,

Simply the best

TBone’s podcast and 3D Dentists have changed our practice for the better! We have grown so much as a team and a practice since Dr. Allie and Adam took the Masterminds course. We continue to implement and improve the fundamentals, and when we veer from them, we notice a difference immediately! Not only has the podcast and 3D Dentists changed our practice, but it has changed our lives both professionally and personally. Thank you to the entire 3D Dentists team!

Haley Fritts
All in the Family Dental

A Kakadia ,

Inspirational

T Bone is an inspiration for anyone who is driven to get better, personally I get motivated seeing him working hard to share knowledge that may take years to gain if you keep your self in your own bubble, his story tells me nothing is impossible if you have a will. I am honored to know him and learn a lot from his experience. Keep up the good work.

Dr Mike Oxslong ,

Great stuff!

I find the podcast to be relevant to the challenges I encounter daily in my office. Great ideas that can be implemented!

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