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 • 93 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.

    FFS Startup Updates | Dr. Dannica Brennan

    FFS Startup Updates | Dr. Dannica Brennan

     
    Dr. Dannica Brennan Contact: 
    @drdannica
    @flossologie
    406-231-6717
     
    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    Offer for Fee For Service Podcast Members
     
    Purchase a PreXion CBCT model and install by December 31, 2022 and Receive either a free mounting stand (if needed) or a $1,000 rebate in the form of an Amazon or Target gift card. To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.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

    • 43 min
    My Journey Into FFS | Dr. Dale Spadafora

    My Journey Into FFS | Dr. Dale Spadafora

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    Offer for Fee For Service Podcast Members
     
    Purchase a PreXion CBCT model and install by December 31, 2022 and Receive either a free mounting stand (if needed) or a $1,000 rebate in the form of an Amazon or Target gift card. To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.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 15 min
    Fear and Failure DO NOT Define You | Dr. Todd Snyder

    Fear and Failure DO NOT Define You | Dr. Todd Snyder

    Dr. Snyder graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry and the F.A.C.E. institute. He created/co-directed the first ever two-year graduate program in Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry while at UCLA.   The 77th Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry and a Fellow in the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics.  He is an international author, lecturer and consultant to dental companies.  Dr Snyder owns a software company and an online dental training program www.Legion.Dentist. He hosts a weekly podcast, Delusional: Winning the Weekly War of Dentistry. Dr Snyder is also a professional race car driver and entrepreneur.  He practices Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry in both Laguna Niguel, CA and Las Vegas, NV.
    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    Offer for Fee For Service Podcast Members
     
    Purchase a PreXion CBCT model and install by December 31, 2022 and Receive either a free mounting stand (if needed) or a $1,000 rebate in the form of an Amazon or Target gift card. To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.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 4 min
    Getting out of Network with Minimal Risk | Josh & Allison Bernstein

    Getting out of Network with Minimal Risk | Josh & Allison Bernstein

    Course Info:
    https://dentalsuite903.com/how-we-got-out-of-network-in-person/
    Have you just about had it with being in-network with insurance?
    Insurance plans dictate what treatment is covered—if at all.  Insurance reimbursements are not keeping pace with inflation.  And your office wastes valuable time chasing down insurance payments. You’d like to get out “someday,” but think you “just can’t do it right now.”   
     
    Josh Bernstein, DDS and Allison Bernstein invite you to attend a very special 1-day program on March 10, 2023 at Dental Suite 903 in Oakland, California on how to finally plan your exit strategy and get out-of-network.   
    We will be teaching a small group of 10 dentists how we got out-of-network over 20 years ago--and how you can, too.  
    The course will be held in our real, working, out-of-network office, where there will be a morning lecture with step by step instructions on how to get out--while managing and minimizing the risk.   
    Lunch and learn is included so that all attendees can network with each other.   
    In the afternoon, we will take a volunteer from the group and do an over-the-shoulder view through the new patient experience from initial phone call, to consult, to exam, to clinical photos, to treatment plan presentation, to financial arrangements and scheduling.  Then we’ll partner up and do a photo workshop, before wrap up.    
    This will be a small intimate group with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. Included in the course will be the proprietary forms, patient emails, scripts, and verbiage that we use to convert inquiries into out-of-network, fee-for-service patients—with zero sales pressure.  
    After the course, all attendees will get a complementary 1-hour phone call with us to consult on specific needs of their unique practice situation.   
    If you're ready to finally take action and get control of your practice, please send an email to dentalsuite903@gmail.com.  First come, first served! Tuition is $995 and CE credits are available.
     
    Why take this course:
    Practice quality dentistry without insurance interference. You’re not trapped.  You can go out of network.  But it takes proper planning. With prices rising and insurance reimbursements falling, staying in-network and doing quality dentistry is not sustainable long-term. Learn from a real, working dental practice that used to be in-network and successfully went out-of-network and has stayed out-of-network for 20+ years.  This episode is sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    Offer for Fee For Service Podcast Members
     
    Purchase a PreXion CBCT model and install by December 31, 2022 and Receive either a free mounting stand (if needed) or a $1,000 rebate in the form of an Amazon or Target gift card. To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Journey in FFS dentistry and the future of dental medicine | Dr. DeLong

    Journey in FFS dentistry and the future of dental medicine | Dr. DeLong

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    Offer for Fee For Service Podcast Members
     
    Purchase a PreXion CBCT model and install by December 31, 2022 and Receive either a free mounting stand (if needed) or a $1,000 rebate in the form of an Amazon or Target gift card. To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.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. DeLong: 
    Dr. Shepard DeLong, DMD, is a biological dentist in Portland, Oregon, USA. He holds a BS from Portland State University, DMD from Oregon Health and Sciences University and he completed a GPR at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 2010, he has been practicing in the western United States and volunteered internationally in India and Guatemala. He is an active member of the IACOI, IAOMT, HDA, IABDM, and ADA, and serves as a mentor for CDOCS. He has been on the forefront of modern dental medicine as former associate at Mint Dental Works, the first LEED certified, hi-tech, eco-friendly practice in the U.S. He is also on staff at Pure Health Dentistry on the island of Maui, Hawaii. He currently maintains a full-time private practice at Lotus Dental Wellness, which he founded in 2017, offering patients biological treatment options to renew and maintain oral health and whole-body wellness. Dr. DeLong has pursued advanced training and has lectured in the United States and abroad on ceramic implantology, lasers and digital dentistry. His latest project has been the combination of robotic surgery and ceramic implantology. He can be reached at drdelong@lotusdentalwellness.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 10 min
    Update on FFS Practice | Dr. Alessandro Bartoletti

    Update on FFS Practice | Dr. Alessandro Bartoletti

    Sponsored by Kettenbach Dental. 
    Contact: (877) 532-2123
    Website: www.kettenbach-dental.us
    Webshop: www.kettenbachusa.com
     
    Offer for Fee For Service Podcast Members
     
    Purchase a PreXion CBCT model and install by December 31, 2022 and Receive either a free mounting stand (if needed) or a $1,000 rebate in the form of an Amazon or Target gift card. To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.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 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

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Great podcast

Great tactical information and interesting guests.

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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.

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