300 episodes

Welcome to The Best Practices Show, hosted by Kirk Behrendt, founder of ACT Dental (https://www.actdental.com/) and a leader in dental practice coaching. This podcast is your gateway to discovering the hidden gems and tactics used by the most successful dental practices worldwide.

At ACT Dental, we have meticulously curated strategies that have consistently proven effective in elevating dental practices. Our podcast, The Best Practices Show, extends our commitment to sharing this wealth of knowledge. Each episode features interviews with renowned dental professionals and industry leaders who have made significant strides in their practices. They share their experiences, insights, and the challenges they've overcome, offering a unique perspective that you won't find anywhere else.

Why should you listen to The Best Practices Show? Whether you're a seasoned dentist, a new practice owner, or somewhere in between, this podcast is tailored to inspire and educate. Our goal is not just to provide you with information but to transform the way you think about and run your dental practice. We delve into topics ranging from advanced clinical techniques and practice management to leadership skills and personal growth.

Kirk Behrendt, a respected figure in the dental community, brings his vast experience and infectious enthusiasm to each episode, making complex topics both understandable and engaging. As the CEO of ACT Dental, Kirk has helped countless dental practices thrive by focusing on holistic development - professionally, personally, and within their community.

Our commitment to authenticity and practical advice sets The Best Practices Show apart. We don't just talk about theories; we dive into real-life applications you can implement immediately in your practice. Our community-centric approach means we're always listening to our audience and constantly evolving our content to meet your needs.

In addition to the invaluable insights from our guests, we also provide access to exclusive resources available through ACT Dental. These resources complement the podcast topics and give you a more comprehensive understanding and practical tools to apply in your practice.

By subscribing to The Best Practices Show, you're not just gaining access to a podcast; you're joining a community of like-minded professionals committed to excellence in dentistry.

So, are you ready to transform your practice and be the best version of yourself? Join us on this journey, and let's grow together. Hit subscribe and never miss an episode of The Best Practices Show – where we uncover the secrets to the success of the world's best dental practices, one episode at a time.

Subscribe to The Best Practices Show on Apple Podcasts

Join our community and start your journey towards a more innovative, more successful dental practice today!

The Best Practices Show with Kirk Behrendt ACT Dental

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    • 4.8 • 65 Ratings

Welcome to The Best Practices Show, hosted by Kirk Behrendt, founder of ACT Dental (https://www.actdental.com/) and a leader in dental practice coaching. This podcast is your gateway to discovering the hidden gems and tactics used by the most successful dental practices worldwide.

At ACT Dental, we have meticulously curated strategies that have consistently proven effective in elevating dental practices. Our podcast, The Best Practices Show, extends our commitment to sharing this wealth of knowledge. Each episode features interviews with renowned dental professionals and industry leaders who have made significant strides in their practices. They share their experiences, insights, and the challenges they've overcome, offering a unique perspective that you won't find anywhere else.

Why should you listen to The Best Practices Show? Whether you're a seasoned dentist, a new practice owner, or somewhere in between, this podcast is tailored to inspire and educate. Our goal is not just to provide you with information but to transform the way you think about and run your dental practice. We delve into topics ranging from advanced clinical techniques and practice management to leadership skills and personal growth.

Kirk Behrendt, a respected figure in the dental community, brings his vast experience and infectious enthusiasm to each episode, making complex topics both understandable and engaging. As the CEO of ACT Dental, Kirk has helped countless dental practices thrive by focusing on holistic development - professionally, personally, and within their community.

Our commitment to authenticity and practical advice sets The Best Practices Show apart. We don't just talk about theories; we dive into real-life applications you can implement immediately in your practice. Our community-centric approach means we're always listening to our audience and constantly evolving our content to meet your needs.

In addition to the invaluable insights from our guests, we also provide access to exclusive resources available through ACT Dental. These resources complement the podcast topics and give you a more comprehensive understanding and practical tools to apply in your practice.

By subscribing to The Best Practices Show, you're not just gaining access to a podcast; you're joining a community of like-minded professionals committed to excellence in dentistry.

So, are you ready to transform your practice and be the best version of yourself? Join us on this journey, and let's grow together. Hit subscribe and never miss an episode of The Best Practices Show – where we uncover the secrets to the success of the world's best dental practices, one episode at a time.

Subscribe to The Best Practices Show on Apple Podcasts

Join our community and start your journey towards a more innovative, more successful dental practice today!

    696: Planning for the Unexpected – Dr. Wayne Kerr

    696: Planning for the Unexpected – Dr. Wayne Kerr

    696: Planning for the Unexpected – Dr. Wayne Kerr
    You plan for work, and you plan your vacations. But do you plan for the unexpected? Anything can happen at any time, and you need to be prepared! To help you think and plan for those unforeseen events, Kirk Behrendt brings in Dr. Wayne Kerr to share a framework that will protect you in future disruptions. Don't ever be caught off guard! To learn how to protect your practice, your loved ones, and your team, listen to Episode 696 of The Best Practices Show!
    Learn More About Dr. Kerr:
    Learn more on Dr. Kerr’s website: https://kerrspeak.com
    Learn More About ACT Dental:
    Watch the entire webinar here: https://www.actdental.com/109ACT’s website: https://www.actdental.comACT’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/actdentalACT’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/actdentalACT’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actdentalACT’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3137520/admin/feed/posts/ACT’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/actdental
    More Helpful Links for a Better Practice & A Better Life:
    Subscribe to The Best Practices Show: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listenJoin The Best Practices Association: https://www.actdental.com/bpaJoin ACT’s To The Top Study Club: https://www.actdental.com/tttSee the ACT Dental/BPA Live Event Schedule: https://www.actdental.com/eventGet The Best Practices Magazine for free: https://www.actdental.com/magazinePlease leave us a review on the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show-with-kirk-behrendt/id1223838218
    Episode Resources:
    Try LastPass: https://www.lastpass.com
    Main Takeaways:
    Practice fiscal sanity.
    Write a contingency plan.
    Identify your cash reserves.
    Build team loyalty year-round.
    Have your personal affairs in order.
    Understand your business and cash flow.
    Be insured — and make sure you have enough.
    Evaluate your work-life balance and overall wellness.
    Quotes:
    “It's been said that wisdom comes from experience, and we gained invaluable experience through a horrid situation that no one saw coming. I think as practices overcame challenges, they were innovative — dentists are. Entrepreneurs are. They develop solutions to overcome...

    • 30 min
    695: Treatment of the Edentulous Patient - Dr Marco Brindis

    695: Treatment of the Edentulous Patient - Dr Marco Brindis

    695: Treatment of the Edentulous Patient - Dr Marco Brindis
    Kirk welcomes prosthodontist Dr. Marco Brindis to discuss the treatment of the edentulous patient. They talk about the need for individualized treatment plans and the balance between saving teeth and providing optimal health and function. Dr. Brindis also highlights the importance of collaboration with other dental professionals, the importance of patient communication, treatment options for the edentulous patient, and material selection for restorations. Tune in and learn about the specialty that is treating edentulous patients. 
    Learn More About Dr. Brindis
    Join Dr. Brindis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marco.brindis.3Follow Dr. Brindis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmarcobrindisLearn more about Dr. Brindis on YouTubeContact Dr. Brindis: marco [at] smilesbymarco.com
    Learn More About ACT Dental:
    Watch the entire webinar here: https://www.actdental.com/109ACT’s website: https://www.actdental.com/ACT’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/actdental/ACT’s YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/actdentalACT’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actdental/ACT’s Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3137520/admin/feed/posts/ACT’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/actdental
    More Helpful Links for a Better Practice & A Better Life:
    Subscribe to the Best Practices Show: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listenJoin the Best Practices Association: https://www.actdental.com/bpaJoin ACT’s To The Top Study Club: https://www.actdental.com/ttt/See the ACT Dental/BPA Live Event Schedule: https://www.actdental.com/event/Get the Best Practices Magazine for free: https://www.actdental.com/magazine/Please leave us a review on the podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show-with-kirk-behrendt/id1223838218
    Main Takeaways: 
    Consider the patient's health and function when treating the edentulous patientIndividualize treatment plans based on the patient's specific needsCollaborate with other dental professionals to provide comprehensive careBalance...

    • 37 min
    694: Are Composite Resins for this Day and Age in Digital Dentistry? - Dr. Newton Fahl

    694: Are Composite Resins for this Day and Age in Digital Dentistry? - Dr. Newton Fahl

    694: Are Composite Resins for this Day and Age in Digital Dentistry? - Dr. Newton Fahl
    In this episode, Kirk welcomes a leading thinker, educator, and practicing dentist Dr. Newton Fahl to discuss the importance of composite resigns in an age of digital dentistry. Dr. Fahl sheds light on the ethical and financial aspects of using composite resins and highlights the artistry involved in creating natural-looking restorations. They discuss the advancements in composite resin materials and Dr. Fahl explains his process of restorations and how he charges for the work. His upcoming course, 'Mastering Interior Composites,' covers the fundamental concepts and techniques of composite resin restorations. To learn more about composite resins in the age of digital dentistry, don’t miss this episode!
    Learn More About Dr. Newton Fahl:
    Register for his Mastering Anterior Composites Course - A Hands-On Experience with Dr. Newton Fahl:  https://fahl.com.br/en/cursos/mastering-anterior-composites/ Join Dr. Fahl on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newtonfahl  Follow Dr. Fahl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newtonfahl Learn more on Dr.Fahl’s website: https://www.cosmedent.com/faculty/dr-newton-fahl/
    More Helpful Links for a Better Practice & A Better Life:
    Subscribe to the Best Practices Show: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listen   Join the Best Practices Association:  https://www.actdental.com/bpa Join the To The Top Study Club: https://www.actdental.com/ttt/ See the ACT Dental / BPA Live Event Schedule:  https://www.actdental.com/event/ Get the Best Practices Magazine For Free:  https://www.actdental.com/magazine/ Please Leave Us a Review On the Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show-with-kirk-behrendt/id1223838218
    Episode Resources: 
    Mastering Anterior Composites...

    • 41 min
    693: New Year – Old You, With Some Tweaks! – Dr. Uche Odiatu

    693: New Year – Old You, With Some Tweaks! – Dr. Uche Odiatu

    693: New Year – Old You, With Some Tweaks! – Dr. Uche Odiatu
    Do you want a better year, but don't know where to start? With a few small tweaks, you can make it happen — and you don't have to change who you are! To help you achieve the year of your dreams, Kirk Behrendt returns with Dr. Uche Odiatu, one of ACT’s favorite health and wellness gurus, with tips to improve every dimension of your well-being. Small changes lead to big results! To start your journey to a better year, listen to Episode 693 of The Best Practices Show!
    Learn About Dr. Odiatu:
    Join Dr. Odiatu on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UcheOdiatu Follow Dr. Odiatu on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitspeakers Learn more on Dr. Odiatu’s website: http://www.druche.com
    Episode Resources:
    Subscribe to The Best Practices Show podcast: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listenJoin ACT’s To The Top Study Club:a...

    • 35 min
    692: How to Get the Biggest ROI from Continuing Education with Dr. Andrew Turchin

    692: How to Get the Biggest ROI from Continuing Education with Dr. Andrew Turchin

    Have you ever wondered about whether you should invest in Continuing Education? In this episode, Kirk welcomes practicing dentist and coach Dr. Andrew Turchin to talk about how to get the biggest ROI from continuing education. The two discuss how to decide on the right courses and Dr. Turchin shares strategies for bridging the gap between CE courses and implementing new skills and knowledge. He also highlights the importance of taking time to reflect on learnings from CE courses and scheduling team meetings to discuss and plan for implementation.
    Episode Resources:
    Learn More About Dr. Andrew Turchin:
    His Course - Cosmetic Confidence Coaching:  https://www.cosmeticcoaching.com/  Website: https://andrewturchin.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/andrewturchin.dmd/ YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/AndrewTurchinDMD Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/andrewturchindmd/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dentist81611/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/smilefit 
    More Helpful Links for a Better Practice & A Better Life:
    Subscribe to the Best Practices Show: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listen   Join the Best Practices Association:  https://www.actdental.com/bpa Join the To The Top Study Club: https://www.actdental.com/ttt/ See the ACT Dental / BPA Live Event Schedule:  https://www.actdental.com/event/ Get the Best Practices Magazine For Free:  https://www.actdental.com/magazine/ Please Leave Us a Review On the Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show-with-kirk-behrendt/id1223838218
    Main Takeaways
    Focus on implementing one idea at a time and take the time to distill ideas down to their simplest form.Design learning courses that are efficient and incorporate accelerated learning techniques.Simplify complex ideas to make them easier to understand and communicate to others.Utilize multiple learning methods, such as lectures, hands-on activities, and over-the-shoulder demonstrations, to enhance learning retention.Consider the financial benefits of investing in education and find enjoyment in helping others.
    Segments
    06:33 Maximizing ROI in Continuing Education
    11:13 The Importance of Leadership in Dentistry
    17:40 Creating Promotions to Differentiate Your...

    • 48 min
    691: Unlock Your Full-Fee Potential: Elevate Patient Perception and Charge What You're Worth! - Ariel Juday

    691: Unlock Your Full-Fee Potential: Elevate Patient Perception and Charge What You're Worth! - Ariel Juday

    691: Unlock Your Full-Fee Potential: Elevate Patient Perception and Charge What You're Worth! - Ariel Juday
    In this episode, Kirk welcomes back coach Ariel Juday to discuss how dentists can unlock their full fee potential and effectively communicate value to patients. Ariel emphasizes the importance of billing the full fee for services, the negative impact of write-offs and the need for a clear financial policy. By creating specific adjustment types and understanding the financial aspects of their practice, dentists can improve profitability and ensure alignment within their team.
    Episode Resources:
    Watch the Video Webinar of this Podcast: https://www.actdental.com/107Subscribe to the Best Practices Show: https://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listenJoin the Best Practices Association: https://www.actdental.com/bpa Join the To The Top Study Club: https://www.actdental.com/ttt/See the ACT Dental / BPA Live Event Schedule: https://www.actdental.com/event/Get the Best Practices Magazine For Free: https://www.actdental.com/magazine/Please Leave Us a Review On the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show-with-kirk-behrendt/id1223838218 
    Main Takeaways
    Billing the full fee for services is essential to communicate the value of dental care.Accurate coding and understanding write-offs can help dentists avoid working for free.Creating a clear financial policy and training team members on it is crucial for effective communication with patients.Investing in admin team members and providing them with the necessary training can improve the financial aspects of the practice. Create a comprehensive financial policy that covers all aspects of patient billing and payment terms.Start billing the full fee on insurance claims to accurately reflect the value of your dentistry.Regularly analyze adjustments and monthly reports to identify areas for improvement and reduce write-offs.Ensure your team members understand and can effectively communicate the financial policy to patients.Seek education and training opportunities for your admin team members to enhance their skills and knowledge.
    Segments
    00:00 Unlocking Your Full Fee Potential
    04:11 Introduction to Ariel Juday
    08:29 Billing Your Full Fee
    09:25 Coding for What You Do
    10:20 Understanding Write-Offs and Working for Free
    17:45 Creating Specific Adjustment Types
    19:36 Understanding Write-Offs and Working for Free (Continued)
    27:43 Creating a Clear Financial Policy
    41:56 Creating Two Different Financial Policies
    48:04 Investing in Admin Team Members
    49:00 Considering Other Aspects of the Financial Policy
    49:29 Creating a Financial Policy
    52:21 Billing the Full Fee
    53:49 Adjustments and Monthly Reports
    55:37 Team Education and Alignment
    59:30 Minimizing In-Network Write-Offs
    Quotes
    “As dentists and dental team members, we are worth everything, the value that we provide, and it's more than just the dentistry.” (9:03 - 9:12)
    “What does it mean,...

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Shadworth ,

Come back

I’m not calling this a come back, I am saying if you’ve tried this show in the past, you need to come back now. Kirk has done an amazing job improving the quality of this show and he has emerged as a go-to dental owner podcast to listen to.

lmpdds ,

Making me a better leader!

I just wanted to say thank you to Kirk for making me a better leader by opening my mind to all these great thought leaders in dentistry. Every single one I listen to points out areas for growth(deficiencies!) in my leadership. I only wish this had been around 20 years ago! I wouldn’t have made all the mistakes I have made! But I deeply appreciate all this, it gives me fuel to fan the flame of a leader that everyone wants to follow. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

HKT ,

Act Dental Things I wish I learned in Dental school with Dr McKee

As always thank you for some great content and perspective from Kirk Behrendt and Dr Jim McKee! Thanks so making the drive to Milwaukee fly by and get me energised to be an even better leader for my team!

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