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Dr Laura Mach, DDS, The Life Coach For Busy Dentists, discusses mental and physical well being for business owners, practitioners, parents, spouses and humans. We explore our journey through the mental acrobatics of personal health, relationships, goals and how all these things relate to our thoughts as an individual, a parent, a spouse and a healer.

Love Your Practice Laura Mach

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Dr Laura Mach, DDS, The Life Coach For Busy Dentists, discusses mental and physical well being for business owners, practitioners, parents, spouses and humans. We explore our journey through the mental acrobatics of personal health, relationships, goals and how all these things relate to our thoughts as an individual, a parent, a spouse and a healer.

    Managing and Teaching Dental Employees With Jodie Pearson

    Managing and Teaching Dental Employees With Jodie Pearson

    When we own or manage a dental practice, we get ourselves into a position our brains don’t like, as productivity is sometimes challenged and we have to deal with issues as they arise. However, having proper plans in place can help you handle those situations! My guest this week is dental office manager Jodie Pearson. She has 35 years experience in the dental industry and shares many of her insights, from the challenges of learning her own role to coaching employees so they are aware of their responsibilities and ways they can help advance the practice. 
     
    This episode explores some of the tools necessary to set yourself up for success and be confident as a manager. When we get so focused on patient care, we forget about the humans who are helping us with that. But our team is essential to our success. From job descriptions to office policies, it is important to have documentation in writing so that everyone has a clear understanding of expectations. And, it’s important to know that many employees need to be coached along the way. You have experience you can share with them, and there are some really effective methods for coaching. We’ll talk about those in this episode as well as how vital it is to focus on time… development time for your team, time for team meetings and creating team camaraderie, and, very importantly, time to invest in yourself so you can avoid those overwhelmed feelings and be the practice owner or manager you are meant to be. Create the practice you want to work in! If you make the practice the way you want it to be and have a system in place to operate that, you will love being at work! Listen to this episode now!
     
    Highlights from this episode:
    How and why owning or managing a dental practice can be very isolating Challenges of management “Clear is kind” - what that means and how to implement it Setting yourself up for success Importance of having clear, clean job descriptions, office policies and more Ways to coach employees so they have time to learn What to ask employees for so they feel they’re making a difference The critical nature of team meetings and team morale building   Making the commitment to investing in yourself  
    Resources and links mentioned: 
    Jodie Pearson’s email: Jodie.diydentalconsulting@gmail.com
    Jodie Pearson’s phone: 562-619-8825
    Email Dr. Laura for the guide on how to correct your employees
    Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus book
    Bent Ericksen & Associates
    Keep Your Practice Happy With Communication With Your Team episode
    The Happy Dentist Retreat
    Watch Laura's podcasts on YouTube:  Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s email: DrLauraMachDDS@gmail.com
    Laura’s website: LoveYourPractice.net
    Laura’s podcast: Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s Facebook pages:
       Leadership Coach for Busy Dentists
       Love Your Practice 
       Laura’s personal page
    Thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast! I would love it if you would share it with others and leave a review for others to see!
    ~ Laura

    • 45 min
    Leadership, Your Brain and Your Practice Vision

    Leadership, Your Brain and Your Practice Vision

    What do you want for your practice? Did you know that your practice is a manifestation of your thoughts? In this interesting episode, Dr. Laura Mach will help you make changes - not from a to-do list but from what is happening in your mind!
    It is possible to redirect your brain to have better thoughts about how you see yourself and your practice. Think about that for a minute. This could be big news for some of you as you learn to think about how your practice can serve your life and make you proud. It is so vital to examine multiple aspects of what drives you, what you want to accomplish and what gives you joy. Essentially, who ARE you? If you need a little help with this, you are in the right place! Dr. Laura walks you through the process of using awareness tools of what the brain is doing so you can contemplate your current situation and the potential for change in your practice. This will open your eyes to a wonderful new vision for yourself and your practice! So, grab a notebook, and listen to this thought-provoking episode that can help you change your future!
     
    Highlights from this episode:
    Defining your actions within your practice What drives our actions How your practice is a manifestation of your thoughts “The Model” - what it is and how it can be applied to your practice What making a “vision” means for your practice Questions to examine to make big changes Using awareness tools of what your brain is doing   
    Resources and links mentioned: 
    Watch Laura's podcasts on YouTube.
    Laura’s email: DrLauraMachDDS@gmail.com
    Laura’s website: LoveYourPractice.net
    Laura’s podcast: Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s Facebook pages:
       Leadership Coach for Busy Dentists
       Love Your Practice 
       Laura’s personal page
     
    Thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast! I would love it if you would share it with others and leave a review for others to see!
    ~ Laura

    • 22 min
    Your Leadership Brain With Christine Curtis, RDH

    Your Leadership Brain With Christine Curtis, RDH

    Are you trying to be a good leader, but nobody told you how? Do you take the proper time needed to be a good leader in your dental practice? With all of the time dentists spend doing procedures, it is difficult to then devote the attention necessary to focus on leadership. However, this episode presents how essential it is to have a healthy brain to have a healthy body and practice. Explore the “Brain Revolution” with guest Christine Curtis who provides you with new ways to consider what and how you are thinking and see how that relates to leadership in YOUR practice!
    Consider the fact that our brains are organs designed by nature, and everything nature designs serves a purpose. Have you thought about the fact that our brains process the information that enters them and filters in survival? Some of the information that enters our brains as practice owners puts our brains on defense, and bad habits can be formed when our brains look to the negative instead of the positive. However, host Dr. Laura Mach and Christine share that there are things you can do to move yourself over to a new track in your thoughts about your practice!
    From effective morning huddles to proper paperwork in the office, timely paychecks, and more, this episode will help you focus on issues that are important to being a good leader within your practice and some of the thoughts that pass through your brain, influencing those thoughts. Learn to use the techniques available to train the brain and practice those techniques, making them familiar to you so you can teach your patients the techniques as well. Together, we can make many people healthier… listen now! 
    Highlights from this episode:
    Examples of flaws in leadership The importance of not letting your brain convince you that you have too much to do The brain’s job is survival How brains work The fear of things that cannot be controlled What the 5 to 1 ratio is with regard to thoughts and the impact it can have How often we hypnotise ourselves Separating out facts from thoughts Resources and links mentioned: 
    Christine’s book: Your Dream Dental Practice: Happy Patients, Fewer Hours, Easier Life
    Christine’s email: chris@christinecurtisrdh.com
    Laura’s email: DrLauraMachDDS@gmail.com
    Laura’s website: LoveYourPractice.net
    Laura’s podcast: Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s Facebook pages:
       Leadership Coach for Busy Dentists
       Love Your Practice 
       Laura’s personal page
     
    For a link to Laura’s FREE Webinar mentioned in the podcast, text "loveyourpractice" [all one word] to 22828.
    Thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast! I would love it if you would share it with others and leave a review for others to see!
    ~ Laura

    • 43 min
    Being Judge-y Versus Being Curious

    Being Judge-y Versus Being Curious

    Thanks to human biology, people become judge-y from time to time, and that’s okay because human brains just work that way. However, there is another path - a much more positive one - that can be taken along life’s journey! In this episode, host Dr. Laura Mach acknowledges that looking for problems can be a survival technique, but living life in a negative mindset does not let you enjoy yourself or your practice. As Laura says, no judgemental sentences you tell yourself “are going to put you in a proactive state where you are feeling motivated to make changes.” 
     
    During this introspective episode, Dr. Mach moves listeners from acknowledging judgemental behavior to a state of looking at life through a lens of curiosity so that improvements can be made. By asking helpful questions instead of saying how things “should” be, you will learn how you can see options for improving any situation that you are questioning. Changing how you look at things heightens your creativity, allowing you to better develop new solutions to what you would like to see happening differently. 
     
    Ready to get your confidence back? Your feelings come from what you are thinking - not from the actions of others! So it’s imperative that you think thoughts that boost your confidence. For example, being in a state of judgement of others makes you suffer: you feel angry because of what you’re thinking. However, if you look at a situation simply from the point of view of what makes you content, you can eliminate your anger! YOU are in control of your feelings! Get your control and your confidence back… listen to this episode now!
     
    Highlights from this episode:
    Understanding self-judgement  How everyone loses in the comparison game Nothing good comes from the state of being judgemental Problems with jumping to conclusions and viewing life through a negative lens Letting your mind acknowledge negative things but move to a helpful place Rephrasing your view of situations from negative statements to curious thoughts, sparking creativity Understanding the concept of emotional adulthood Boosting your confidence through how you think about elements of your life  
    Resources and links mentioned: 
    Laura’s email: DrLauraMachDDS@gmail.com
    Laura’s website: LoveYourPractice.net
    Laura’s podcast: Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s Facebook pages:
       Leadership Coach for Busy Dentists
       Love Your Practice 
       Laura’s personal page
     
    Thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast! I would love it if you would share it with others and leave a review for others to see!
    ~ Laura
     

    • 21 min
    Mindset and Creating Freedom from Third-Party Payers One Step at a Time

    Mindset and Creating Freedom from Third-Party Payers One Step at a Time

    Mindset and Creating Freedom from Third-Party Payers One Step at a Time With Kleer CEO Dave Monahan
     
    Do you think it’s dangerous to break out of the mold of dealing with third-party payers? Are you nervous about eliminating insurance companies? My guest on this episode is Dave Monahan, the founder and CEO of Kleer, a company that helps dentists create membership plan programs, allowing dentists to offer care plans directly to their patients. He explains why you don’t have to feel anxious about growing your independence from third-party payers while you tap into your expertise as a caregiver who can create the care plans your patients need!
     
    Let’s talk about how we want to look at our businesses with regards to third-party payers. How do we want to look at these things in order to be ready to break free? This episode will help guide you on the steps necessary to develop care plans - which are one piece in creating that freedom from discount plans - for your patients, present them to your team, and market them to your patients. Give your patients the affordable care they want and improve their oral health, while also eliminating the administrative costs of dealing with middlemen by working directly with patients instead. Focus on your business, and listen to this episode to understand why this move can be a smart goal for you and your practice! Listen now to hear how you can liberate your office!
     
    Highlights from this episode:
    Problems with insurance “plans” that limit patients’ thoughts about dental care Some stats on patient behavior for those with and without insurance How membership plans provide better care for patients and more profitability for dentists Issues membership plans address Components to creating membership plans The thoughts and feelings that dentists experience prior to making the leap forward to eliminating insurance companies The ways membership plans can provide you with additional time to give your patients better care How Kleer can help you transition to membership plans without any upfront costs to you  
    Resources and links mentioned: 
    Kleer
    The Less Insurance Dependence Podcast with Gary Takacs
    Laura’s email: DrLauraMachDDS@gmail.com
    Laura’s website: LoveYourPractice.net
    Laura’s podcast: Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s Facebook pages:
       Leadership Coach for Busy Dentists
       Love Your Practice 
       Laura’s personal page
    Thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast! I would love it if you would share it with others and leave a review for others to see!
    ~ Laura

    • 46 min
    Insurance Mindset With Dr. Nicole Vane

    Insurance Mindset With Dr. Nicole Vane

    Why are you a dentist? What do you WANT to do in your practice? Consider the fact that YOUR practice belongs to YOU! How you run your practice is up to YOU. You do not have to be a pawn in the game that belongs to the big insurance companies anymore. Today’s guest is Dr. Nicole Vane, and she shares her story of how she has forged ahead in her practice to create a new way of managing her practice so she is the person in charge. Her experience will help open your eyes so you can look at yourself and your practice in a new way.
    We can get dentistry back to where we want it to be… but we have to work TOGETHER! Have you been churning out the work in a fast-paced, high-producing practice that is heavy in PPO billing? If so, there are other business models you can incorporate to boost your profits without running yourself into the ground. You can break the cycle of a business model that does not serve you anymore. 
    Say “Yes” to yourself and to your practice by saying “No” to being controlled by the insurance companies that set the rules for how you bill and the fraction of payment that you receive for your quality work. This is the time to make a change. Believe in yourself and your ability to break the mold of how you’ve been managing your practice. You can get back to focusing on the care of your patients: treating your patients with attention and providing the best services for them, not spending all of your time and energy dealing and negotiating with insurance companies.
    Covering topics such as stepping outside your comfort zone, changing how you think about your practice, framing how you look at your work, aligning the culture in your practice, leading your employees appropriately, and building value and trust with your clients, this episode will open your eyes so you can look at your practice more objectively and focus on your patients… while increasing the ROI of your procedures. Listen to this episode to learn how you can continue to do your best work but also change your mindset to recognize that YOUR work is valued!
    Highlights from this episode:
    Shifting dentistry to fee-for-service How thoughts become beliefs and influence how you run your practice Skewing diagnoses based on what the insurance companies dictate Escaping the trapped feeling of catering to the insurance companies Comparing courage versus comfort Breaking through the money scarcity mindset Realigning the culture in your practice to change the mindset to work within a new management framework Becoming the leader you need to be Learning to question your objectives and goals Recognizing the trust your patients place in you and value building with clients Looking at production and collection totals and lower costs within the new business model  
    Resources and links mentioned: 
    Dr. Nicole Vane’s email:  Drnicolevane@yahoo.com
    Dr. Nicole Vane’s trifold: email Laura for a photo of her trifold. drlauramachdds@gmail.com
    Laura’s email: DrLauraMachDDS@gmail.com
    Laura’s website: LoveYourPractice.net
    Laura’s podcast: Love Your Practice!
    Laura’s Facebook pages:
       Leadership Coach for Busy Dentists
       Love Your Practice 
       Laura’s personal page
     
    Thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast! I would love it if you would share it with others and leave a review for others to see!
    ~ Laura
     

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

PreggoSpecial ,

Excellent!

Dr Laura Mac is so relatable- and as a mommy and dentist practice owner- she GETS it. Each episode is super informative - she helps you understand and manage the most common problems affecting female dentist struggles!! It’s so great. Thanks!!

California Dentist ,

What is your brain doing ?

Dr Laura helps you look at your brain and see what your neural habits are and what you can do to change them!
She understands the dentist life and the mommy life!
She’s a coach who can help you with the most powerful tool you’ll ever have, not the hand piece, but your brain! She’s been a great coach for me. She has a fresh unbiased perspective on what your thoughts are doing. I was stuck in a thought loop of I don’t have a enough time & I’m making my way to I have so much time !

ssahej ,

Gratitude

Big shoutout to Dr. laura, it was my first session with her, omgg how deeply connected i felt to my self. With her powerful questions i felt as if i am observing my own thoughts from outside of me and self interviewing myself.
It was quite a stir for me for my good.
Thanks again Dr.

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