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. Sonny Spera and 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 & Dr. Sonny Spera

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 90 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. Sonny Spera and 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.

    Dropping Insurance with Dr. Alleman & Special Guest

    Dropping Insurance with Dr. Alleman & Special Guest

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    FFS Podcast Promotional Links: 
    ONLY $397: Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps
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    Dental Membership Direct
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    Dental Financing Direct
    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 18 min
    Considerations for Hiring Associate Dentists with Dr. Jose Perez

    Considerations for Hiring Associate Dentists with Dr. Jose Perez

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
    Dr. Jose R. Perez-Irizarry was born and raised in a small town on the southern coast of Puerto Rico. He was not too fond of dentistry in his early age due to some bad experiences but after knowing more about our profession, he developed a keen interest in dentistry that made him decide to go to dental school. He graduated from college in 1982 with a Biology Degree and then attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine where he graduated in1986. 
    He began his professional duties as an associated dentist in a large clinic and later became an associated dentist to the president of the dental board Dr. Rafael Pagan.
    His wife is also a dentist, and together they established a successful group dental practice in his hometown area where he practiced for 14 years. In 1999 they moved to the Atlanta area where he has been working as a general dentist ever since.
    With over 35 years of experience Dr. Perez treats a wide variety of needs amongst his patients. A fluent Spanish speaker allows Dr. Perez to communicate efficiently with the Spanish speaking community. Outside of the office he enjoys photography as a hobby as well as cooking and expending time with his family.
    Dr. Perez and his wife have four children together. Their three sons are currently in Dental College of Georgia and his daughter is a devoted educator.
    Dr. Perez’s philosophy: “I like to have a common sense approach to dentistry where prevention is the foundation to a healthier smile. I make every effort to provide services that satisfy patient’s expectations on dental treatment. Communication between the patient and dentist is essential as there is a need for the patients to understand their actual oral condition to make the necessary changes to complete dental treatment, reestablish oral health and be able to maintain everything in excellent shape.”
    Dr. Perez has been continuously involved in community health clinics, community service and different disaster relief initiatives. Dr. Perez used to host a weekly radio show in his hometown on dental health issues providing orientation and advice on dental issues to the general population. He is a member of the Hispanic Dental Association. He served in the Puerto Rico Dental Associations  presiding different commissions including Young Dentists Commission, Continuing Dental Education, organized community outreach programs as well as a member of the board of directors and as a member of the executive committee for several years.
    His latest interest is to look for ways to share his experiences with the younger dentist joining our profession. Helping them by providing some insights and information that may help them with their future decisions. 
     
    FFS Podcast Promotional Links: 
    ONLY $397: Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps
    www.membershipmastercourse.com
    Dental Membership Direct
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    Dental Financing Direct
    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 th

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Update on Going FFS with Dr. Nicole Vane

    Update on Going FFS with Dr. Nicole Vane

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    FFS Podcast Promotional Links: 
    ONLY $397: Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps
    www.membershipmastercourse.com
    Dental Membership Direct
    www.dentalmembershipdirect.com
    Dental Financing Direct
    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 7 min
    Suicide Prevention with Frank King

    Suicide Prevention with Frank King

    Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years.
    He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 6 TEDx Talks and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental Health Awareness with associations, corporations, and colleges.
    Depression and suicide run in his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count. 
    A Motivational Public Speaker who uses his life lessons to start the conversation giving people permission to give voice to their feelings and experiences surrounding depression and suicide.
    And doing it by coming out, as it were, and standing in his truth, and doing it with humor.
    He believes that where there is humor there is hope, where there is laughter there is life, nobody dies laughing. The right person, at the right time, with the right information, can save a life.
    "You can make a difference. You can save a life. I can show you how."
    858.405.5653
    http://www.TheMentalHealthComedian.com
    http://www.YourTEDxCoach.com 
     
    http://www.facebook.com/thementalhealthcomedian
    http://www.instagram.com/mentalhealthcomedian
    http://www.twitter.com/theMHcomedian
    https://www.youtube.com/thementalhealthcomedian

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankkingthemhcomedian

    Born to Be Funny https://youtu.be/mugOzr6ItFk
    Mental With Benefits https://youtu.be/mCnsHSdAn48
    A Matter of Laugh or Death https://youtu.be/IeMg6OFYfU0
    Suicide, The Secret of My Success https://youtu.be/3D4m33DXtsI
     
    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
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    ONLY $397: Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps
    www.membershipmastercourse.com
    Dental Membership Direct
    www.dentalmembershipdirect.com
    Dental Financing Direct
    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

    • 57 min
    Selling an FFS Practice with Dr. Len Tau

    Selling an FFS Practice with Dr. Len Tau

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    FFS Podcast Promotional Links: 
    ONLY $397: Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps
    www.membershipmastercourse.com
    Dental Membership Direct
    www.dentalmembershipdirect.com
    Dental Financing Direct
    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 1 min
    Dr. Drew Shares an Announcement

    Dr. Drew Shares an Announcement

    ONLY $397: Dental Membership Master Course with Dr. Chris Phelps
    www.membershipmastercourse.com
    Dental Membership Direct
    www.dentalmembershipdirect.com
    Dental Financing Direct
    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

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 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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