150 episodes

The Fee For Service Dentist Podcast is a podcast where dentist and dental professionals come together to share their best ideas on how to grow high quality dental offices. With the rising tide of corporate dentistry and dental insurance companies, FFS dental practices are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Tune in as Dr. Drew Byrnes interviews everyone from industry leaders to average FFS dentists in your own backyard to find out what works for them and what he can do to keep his own practice FFS for years to come.

The Fee for Service Dentist Podcast Dr. Drew Byrnes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

The Fee For Service Dentist Podcast is a podcast where dentist and dental professionals come together to share their best ideas on how to grow high quality dental offices. With the rising tide of corporate dentistry and dental insurance companies, FFS dental practices are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Tune in as Dr. Drew Byrnes interviews everyone from industry leaders to average FFS dentists in your own backyard to find out what works for them and what he can do to keep his own practice FFS for years to come.

    Strategic Planning Part 1 with Dr. Roger Levin, Steve Pospisil and Dr. Sonny Spera

    Strategic Planning Part 1 with Dr. Roger Levin, Steve Pospisil and Dr. Sonny Spera

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    About Dr. Sonny Spera
    Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
    Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. 
    Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
    Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
    Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
    607-624-2962 (Cell)
    Sonnyspera@gmail.com
    Www.progressivedentalny.com
     
    Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here:
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    • 34 min
    The Hiring Process

    The Hiring Process

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    About Dr. Sonny Spera
    Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
    Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. 
    Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
    Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
    Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
    607-624-2962 (Cell)
    Sonnyspera@gmail.com
    Www.progressivedentalny.com
     
    Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here:
    https://goo.gl/forms/7TaUF9Nqi49l1RFF2

    • 59 min
    Digital Printing & Incredible ROI

    Digital Printing & Incredible ROI

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    About Dr. Sonny Spera
    Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
    Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. 
    Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
    Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
    Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
    607-624-2962 (Cell)
    Sonnyspera@gmail.com
    Www.progressivedentalny.com
     
    Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here:
    https://goo.gl/forms/7TaUF9Nqi49l1RFF2

    • 1 hr 3 min
    FFS Practice Progress

    FFS Practice Progress

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    www.dentalfinancingdirect.com
     
    About Dr. Sonny Spera
    Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
    Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. 
    Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
    Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
    Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
    607-624-2962 (Cell)
    Sonnyspera@gmail.com
    Www.progressivedentalny.com
     
    Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here:
    https://goo.gl/forms/7TaUF9Nqi49l1RFF2

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Retirement: Exploring & Weighing your Options

    Retirement: Exploring & Weighing your Options

    Steve Moskowitz knows that clients’ lives – and livelihoods – can be upended or even destroyed when tax trouble arises. As a tax attorney for more than 30 years, Steve has made it is his personal mission to help business owners and individual clients successfully resolve tax issues and go on with their lives. With extensive knowledge of tax law, a desire for swift and vigorous defense, and decades of experience with tax authorities and in the courts, he has unusually perceptive judgment in assessing the best way forward, and the right resources to achieve resolution.
    Steve started Moskowitz LLP because he saw that while big corporations were consistently navigating the tax code to their advantage, smaller businesses and individuals were not. With prior experience as a CPA at a national accounting firm, and with extensive experience in the corporate world, Steve knew he could help smaller businesses and individuals by applying what he knew, and wanted to make the critical difference in businesses and individual lives that protected them from the powerful government and enabled them to keep and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of work that otherwise could be taken away from clients by the government in just one action.
    Today – together with a full team of tax attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents and other professional staff – Moskowitz LLP helps business and individual clients across the country and overseas to resolve a wide variety of tax matters. The Moskowitz LLP team also creates strategies to utilize the tax code and relevant treaties to clients’ benefit, and provides ongoing tax support and tax return preparation.
    Steve understands that clients need high quality representation but do not have unlimited budgets, and that cost predictability is important. Unlike most firms, Moskowitz LLP clients pay a flat fee and are not subject to hourly rates.
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    About Dr. Sonny Spera
    Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
    Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. 
    Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
    Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
    Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
    607-624-2962 (Cell)
    Sonnyspera@gmail.com
    Www.progressivedentalny.com
     
    Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here:
    https://goo.gl/forms/7TaUF9Nqi49l1RFF2

    • 1 hr 6 min
    FFS with Josh and Allison Bernstein

    FFS with Josh and Allison Bernstein

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    About Dr. Sonny Spera
    Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
    Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. 
    Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
    Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
    Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
    607-624-2962 (Cell)
    Sonnyspera@gmail.com
    Www.progressivedentalny.com
     
    Do you have a FFS practice? Would you like to be interviewed? Fill out the FFS Stories request form here:
    https://goo.gl/forms/7TaUF9Nqi49l1RFF2

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Cristian Alcantara ,

Excellent!

I listen this podcast most of the time when I driving to the office. Dr Drew Byrnes is awesome. You always learn something new.

DRs-23 ,

Love it

I love this podcast and it’s down to earth reality. Really helps me understand dentists’ journey, and how it relates to me in my practice .

MacDeeMarie ,

Not a dentist, but learn something every episode

I have thoroughly enjoyed the FFS podcast. I am in another healthcare field facing similar cuts from insurance plans and in the process of going FFS/OON with my own practice so the info presented, though focused on dentistry, has been extremely helpful. Keep it up!

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