In every episode, we aim to demystify the “how to start a dental practice” problem by bringing on world-class influencers and consults to pick their brain about how to get past the barriers involved from no practice, to practice owner, to successful practice.
The art of answering the phone with Cory Pinegar
Hey Ambitious Dentists,
I hope you're having a great week and continuing to navigate these challenging times.
Today I'm excited to share my conversation with Cory Pinegar, CEO of Callforce, who dives deep into the art of answering the phone and how to develop the right phone system for your practice.
Having talked to many dentists over the years, I know that one of the most difficult things to "get right" is how you handle your phones, especially when you're starting out.
Here's just some of what you'll learn in today's interview with Cory Pinegar:
Some of Corey's unbelievable statistics and facts about dental calls. Why systems and structure are so important to optimize your phone process. How to determine the missed opportunities for your practice. The most common times people call and how to ensure you are prepared. Why handling calls are difficult for a new practice and how to know when you should hire extra help. The biggest mistakes most dental practices make when making calls. A simple trick for making calls a priority in your practice And much more...
Should You Consider A Dental Membership Plan?
Hey there Ambitious Dentists,
I hope you and your loved ones continue to stay healthy and safe.
I know that for some, the last thing you might want to do is listen to a dental podcast, but if you're looking for a quick break from the chaos of the last few months, I think you'll really enjoy today's episode.
Today I sit down with previous SYDP guest, Jordon Comstock, CEO of BoomCloud, a dental membership plan software that has helped hundreds of dentists successfully implement membership programs in their practice.
We cover some of the latest insights on membership plans as well as some best practices to improve your chances of success.
Here's just some of what you'll learn in today's episode.
Why a dental membership plan can help you get through difficult times. What exactly a "membership program" is, and whether it might be right for you. The biggest mistakes with membership plans and how to avoid them. Why membership plans aren't just good for you... but why your patients will love them as well. What Amazon Prime can teach you about running a successful dental practice. How to retain patients that are out of network. And much more...
Even if you've tried a membership plan in the past with little success, or are considering adding one, I know you'll really enjoy today's episode.
How To Get More Patients During Times of Uncertainty With Dan Delmain
Hey Ambitious Dentists,
On behalf of the entire Tooth & Coin team, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well in these incredibly difficult times and are staying safe and sound.
While many are struggling around the world, I know it’s an especially challenging time for dentists specifically.
I originally recorded this interview with Dan Delmain a few weeks ago, but given the recent events with the Coronavirus I believe you’ll find today’s interview especially relevant.
While the health of your family and friends obviously comes first, it’s more important than ever to build the right systems to attract more patients for your practice.
Today’s guest Dan Delmain is an industry leading leader in helping small businesses generate patients and increase revenue through strategic online marketing and website design.
We talk about everything from website design, to latest marketing best practices. I’ve personally seen how effective Dan’s methods are with his clients and in our talk he shares some incredibly powerful marketing and business strategies you can apply right away.
Here are just a few things you’ll learn:
Why your dental practice website is so important and the most common mistakes dentists make. The most effective type of testimonial to increase trust quickly. Should you make a few minor tweaks to your current site or start from scratch? Why the “band aid” approach to your website almost never works long term. The “Content Management System” Dan recommends for most dentists. One of the easiest ways to take your website from a 7 to a 10. How to use your website to make a genuine connection with your patients. And much more.
Episode 117: Why Most Dentists Struggle With Case Acceptance With Alex Nottingham
Hey Ambitious Dentists,
Jonathan here. Apologies for it being so quiet on the podcasting front, as my team and I were heads down rebranding DentistMetrics into what is now Tooth and Coin.
It was a ton of hard work, and I couldn’t be more happy with how things have turned out. Thanks to my amazing team and all the support from the SYDP community.
Today I’m incredibly excited to get back into the swing of things by welcoming back a previous SYDP guest Alex Nottingham CEO and founder of All Star Dental Academy to the show.
A while back he shared a ton of value on episode 93 of SYDP and I wanted to bring him back on to share his latest insights on what’s working in dentistry.
Here are a few things you’ll learn in today’s episode:
How Alex helped take his father’s dental practice from the verge of bankruptcy to becoming a thriving practice. The most effective way to increase your case acceptance rate without using hype or pressure. Why you don’t need to work crazy hours to build a successful practice. Some of the biggest myths dentists believe that are holding them back from dental practice growth. How Alex got into dentistry, and the main business lessons he’s learned about the industry. Why having a team first approach can make all the difference in your dental practice success. And much more.
How To Acquire A Dental Practice Successfully With Paul Sletten
Hey Ambitious Dentists,
One of the most common questions I get in talking with dentist practice owners all over the country is how to acquire a dental practice successfully.
As you likely know, there's a massive difference between thinking about acquiring a practice and actually taking action on your plan.
Today I'm incredibly excited to sit down with Paul Sletten founder of the Sletten group. Paul has been in business for over forty years and is, without a doubt, one of the most knowledgeable people I know about how to make a successful transition when acquiring a practice.
In today's episode, he breaks down everything you need to know so that you can acquire a practice successfully.
Here are just a few of things you'll learn...
The biggest mistakes dentists make when acquiring a practice and how to avoid them. How Paul got into the industry and what he's learned since being in business since 1975. Why communicating with your staff is essential when you're thinking of acquiring a practice. When to know if you should acquire a practice. The most important things to keep in mind when you acquire your practice and how to keep original patients. Why culture is so important in being successful in your acquisition. How to know if the practice you're acquiring is a good fit. And much more.
The ROI of Ortho With Dr. Amanda Wilson
Hey Ambitious Dentists,
Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week.
Whether you’re fresh out of dental school or have been running your general dental practice for years, you’ve likely at one time considered adding ortho to your practice.
Is it worth it? How do you even go about getting started?
Maybe you’re an orthodontist now, who is looking to get more out of your offering.
Today I’m incredibly excited to sit down with today’s guest Dr. Amanda Wilson, founder of Straight Smile Solutions and orthodontist herself.
Straight Smile Solutions is an ortho consulting firm that helps dentists add ortho to their offerings and improve their current ortho processes.
In today’s interview, we talk about the common misconceptions of ortho, when you should consider adding it to your practice, as well as all the latest ortho best practices.
If you’re currently an orthodontist or run a general practice and are considering adding ortho, you don’t want to miss my interview with Dr. Amanda Wilson.
Here are a few things you’ll learn in today’s episode.
Dr. Wilson’s inspiring story of how she went from being an orthodontist to running an orthodontist consulting company as well. How to maximize your ortho production and the common mistakes most dentists make with ortho. What Dr. Wilson learned from practicing during the tech boom and bust and how it affected her practice and future career. The most effective way to sell ortho without being too salsey. How adding ortho can dramatically increase your practice’s revenue when done correctly. The 3 limiting beliefs many dentists have about ortho and how to overcome them. And much more.
Great podcast, but how do I access all of the original episodes? It looks like the first 25 or so are missing (at least, I don't see them on my end). Would love to be able to listen to every episode.
Jonathan highlights all aspects of the business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Jonathan VanHorn is the man
I highly recommend this podcast. Jonathan is a kind, generous, knowledgeable CPA that provides actionable advice on how to operate an efficient dental practice.
He cares about his listeners and has empathetically responded to every email I've sent. Keep up the fantastic work!