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The Raving Patients Podcast, where reputation matters! Get ready to learn not only how to revitalize your dental practice’s online reputation, but also increase your visibility and credibility on Google and how to use the power of your happy patients to market your practice online with The Reviews Doctor himself, Dr. Leonard Tau!

For more information visit: https://www.drlentau.com/

The Raving Patients Podcast Dr. Len Tau

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

The Raving Patients Podcast, where reputation matters! Get ready to learn not only how to revitalize your dental practice’s online reputation, but also increase your visibility and credibility on Google and how to use the power of your happy patients to market your practice online with The Reviews Doctor himself, Dr. Leonard Tau!

For more information visit: https://www.drlentau.com/

    Scaling Back While Generating More: Strategies for Practice Growth With Less Stress | Kirk Teachout

    Scaling Back While Generating More: Strategies for Practice Growth With Less Stress | Kirk Teachout

    Are you fed up with your annoying patients or those whose insurance leaves little to no profit? 
    What if I told you that there’s a way to focus on your ideal patient, work less, and still make 7 figures?!

    This episode’s guest spills the secret.
    Learn the secrets to dental practice management from a business coach who turned his wife's practice into a seven-figure success.
    I'm excited to welcome Kirk Teachout, a business coach, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He’s the mastermind behind the Seven Figure Dentist program through IV Quarter Coaching, and he comes with practical insights and strategies for optimizing dental practice management and helping practice owners achieve growth without burning out.
    Kirk shares his journey of transforming his wife's dental practice into a 7-figure business by focusing on ideal patients and implementing efficient systems. He emphasizes that you don't need to work all week or perform fancy procedures to run a successful, revenue-generating practice. 
    We also chat about enhancing patient experience, the importance of team management, and cultivating a positive practice culture. 
    Listen now to be one step closer to more time off, more profits, and enjoyable practice ownership.

    Key Takeaways:
    Meet Kirk Teachout & his entry into the dental world (00:00)
    How to work 3 days a week and have a 7-figure practice (05:50)
    The hardest part of running a dental practice: team management (09:52)
    What practice owners should focus on (13:07)
    The importance of patient experience, practice culture & examples (20:22)
    Lightning Round Q&A With Kirk (29:46)

    Additional Resources:
    Get the Free Treatment Acceptance Blueprint here.
    Learn more about The Seven Figure Dentist here.
    Connect with Kirk Teachout:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    TikTok
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    Learn about the upcoming Supercharge Your Dental Practice 2-day event in September here.
    Use code RAVING to save $100 on registration.

    Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques here.
    This podcast is sponsored by Dental Intelligence. Learn more here.
    This podcast is sponsored by The Doc Sites, the leading provider of websites and online marketing for dentists. Find out more here.
    Raving Patients Podcast is your go-to place for the latest and best dental marketing strategies that will help you skyrocket your practice. Follow us for more!

    • 34 min
    Using Your Practice Value to Plan for the Future with Dr. Michelle Hedgecock

    Using Your Practice Value to Plan for the Future with Dr. Michelle Hedgecock

    About 80% of dentists are undervaluing what their practice is worth! A shocking number, don't you think?
    The fact is, several dentists wait until they slow down to sell without realizing that their practice value is highest when they’re at their peak. 
    To share everything you need to know to get the most bang out of your buck when selling is this episode’s guest, Michelle Hedgecock. 
    Michelle is a clinical researcher and a former dental surgeon, and owned two thriving practices in Austin, Texas. After having to sell at 42, she realized how ill-prepared doctors are when it comes to selling and determining the fair market value of their business.
    This experience ultimately drove her to become a business development associate with Connect The Dents, where she performs practice valuations and guides doctors in determining the best options and timings for selling their business.
    How practice valuations can help you plan for the future, tips on increasing the fair market value of your practice, what EBITDA is, and when doctors should consider selling for max profit are some main themes of this conversation. 
    Michelle and I also touch on the different types of buyers, including individual doctors, DSO's, and DPO’s, and what types of practices are ideal for each.
    Tune in to learn more about how Michelle and the unique valuation process and matching program at Connect The Dents can save you 6-10% in selling costs. 
    PS. Get a $300 discount on a practice valuation with Connect The Dents. Just say you heard them at the Raving Patients Podcast.

    Key Takeaways:
    Meet Dr. Michelle Hedgecock & her experience with selling her practice (00:00)
    Explaining EBITDA & how fair market value is determined (06:17)
    When to get your practice valuated (11:48)
    When to consider selling your practice & increasing its fair market value (16:14)
    The difference between a private sale and a DSO/DPO sale (23:07)
    How matching program at Connect The Dents works (28:55)
    Lightning Round Q&A With Michelle (31:55)

    Additional Resources:
    Learn more about Connect The Dents here or on their LinkedIn.

    Learn about the upcoming Supercharge Your Dental Practice 2-day event in September here.
    Use code RAVING to save $100 on registration.

    Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques here.
    This podcast is sponsored by Dental Intelligence. Learn more here.
    This podcast is sponsored by The Doc Sites, the leading provider of websites and online marketing for dentists. Find out more here.
    Raving Patients Podcast is your go-to place for the latest and best dental marketing strategies that will help you skyrocket your practice. Follow us for more!

    • 37 min
    Brace for Impact: Smiles and Stories in the Social Sphere with Janelle Baum

    Brace for Impact: Smiles and Stories in the Social Sphere with Janelle Baum

    Are you creating quality video content for your practice? Chances are, you’re not doing it enough!
    Short-form video content has been on the rise for quite a few years now. So, now, more than ever, dental practices have to lean into this tool to boost patient engagement and compliance.
    But how do you create content that goes beyond just basic information?
    Today's guest is here to share all about it. 
    Janelle Baum is a cutting-edge orthodontic influencer that's using the power of social media and video content to transform dental practices  —  and businesses in general, too.
    With over seven years of experience as an orthodontic treatment coordinator and a background in theater and improv, Janelle delivers a one-of-a-kind approach to patient interactions. It starts by using short, engaging videos to inform and entertain patients at different stages of their journey, boosting case acceptance, helping them know what to expect before an appointment, and everything they need to follow during their treatment.
    This episode is packed with insights, such as how medical professionals can humanize themselves through short-form videos and how to make patients feel more at ease with procedures.
    Janelle also advocates for actively involving patients in social media content creation, which not only boosts the practice's visibility and improves patient compliance, but also creates a vibrant office culture that spreads through word of mouth. Plus, she shares how practices can leverage feedback systems like Avius tablets to gain honest reviews directly from children. 
    If you're looking to stand out with video content, this is the episode to listen to. Tune in!

    Key Takeaways:
    Meet Janelle Baum & her start as a treatment coordinator (00:00)
    How Janelle helps orthodontic offices (05:34)
    Cultivating a vibrant office culture (11:33)
    Who in the dental practice should be doing the videos (17:02)
    Social media as a growth engine for dental practices (21:14)
    Video campaigns for enhanced patient engagement (25:32)
    A full breakdown of Janelle’s services (30:45)
    Lightning Round Q&A With Janelle (35:03)

    Additional Resources:
    Connect with Janelle: 
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_ortho_influencer
    Email: janelle@theorthodonticinfluencer.com
    Website: https://theorthodonticinfluencer.com/
    Check out Kaleidoscope Orthodontic Digital Marketing: https://thekaleidoscope.com/
    Learn more about Avius: https://avius.com/facilities-management-customer-satisfaction-surveys/

    Learn about the upcoming Supercharge Your Dental Practice 2-day event in September: https://superchargeyourdentalpractice.com/
    Use code RAVING to save $100 on registration.

    Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques at: https://www.drlentau.com
    This podcast is sponsored by Dental Intelligence. Learn more at: https://www.dentalintel.com/
    This podcast is sponsored by The Doc Sites, the leading provider of websites and online marketing for dentists. Find out more at: https://www.docsites.com/
    Raving Patients Podcast is your go-to place for the latest and best dental marketing strategies that will help you skyrocket your practice. Follow us for more!

    • 40 min
    Smile Talk: Leveraging AI Insights for Dental Practice Growth With Breanna McMillen

    Smile Talk: Leveraging AI Insights for Dental Practice Growth With Breanna McMillen

    Here’s a shocking fact: on average, most dental offices miss at least 30% of their incoming calls. 
    Just imagine all the potential revenue slipping through the cracks just because your staff is too busy to address those calls.
    Today, I’m bringing you a solution to this! 
    In this episode, I sit down with Breanna McMillen, head of sales at Peerlogic, to find out how conversational AI can improve patient calls and transform dental practice revenue.
    Breanna's 20-year journey in dentistry, from hygiene assistant to overseeing multi-location operations and later becoming a dental-specific myofunctional therapist before transitioning to the tech and sales leadership side of dentistry, make her a guest with a remarkable breadth of knowledge.
    We go deep into how Peerlogic's conversational AI can streamline front office tasks and take call monitoring to the next level, securing fewer missed opportunities and more revenue generation. The technology listens to calls, identifies missed opportunities, and helps staff follow up efficiently, making it a revolutionary tool for front office operations for nearly every type of dental practice.
    Breanna also shares the broader implications of AI in dentistry, addressing common misconceptions and sharing the exciting future developments in responsive AI that will further enhance patient engagement.
    Listen now to learn how AI can help your practice capitalize on every single phone call!
    PS. If you decide to sign up for Peerlogic, mention the Raving Patients Podcast to get 2 months free.

    Key Takeaways:
    Meet Breanna McMillen & What Peerlogic Is (00:00)
    Practices that can benefit from Peerlogic & the importance of phone calls (04:09)
    Breanna’s take on AI in dentistry (08:39)
    The difference between AI insights and call tracking metrics (10:19)
    Using AI to handle missed opportunities, call volume, and insurance (14:04)
    The future of Peerlogic & reconnecting with missed calls (19:56)
    Implementing Peerlogic in your dental practice & final thoughts (22:26)
    Lightning Round Q&A With Breanna (26:10)

    Additional Resources:
    Schedule a demo for Peerlogic here: http://www.peerlogic.com
    Connect with Breanna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breanna-mcmillen-09820920a/

    Learn about the upcoming Supercharge Your Dental Practice 2-day event in September: https://superchargeyourdentalpractice.com/
    Use code RAVING to save $100 on registration.

    Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques at: https://www.drlentau.com
    This podcast is sponsored by Dental Intelligence. Learn more at: https://www.dentalintel.com/
    This podcast is sponsored by The Doc Sites, the leading provider of websites and online marketing for dentists. Find out more at: https://www.docsites.com/
    Raving Patients Podcast is your go-to place for the latest and best dental marketing strategies that will help you skyrocket your practice. Follow us for more!

    • 33 min
    How to Save Big on Equipment for Your Practice By Using Data & AI | Yasin Abbak

    How to Save Big on Equipment for Your Practice By Using Data & AI | Yasin Abbak

    In today's episode, we tackle a huge pain point for dentists: the sky-high prices for equipment. 
    A not-so-widely-known fact is that there’s a dental tax on equipment. In other words, one machine will be much more expensive for a dentist than for a veterinarian.
    But there’s an innovative tech platform that can help dental professionals find the best deals through data and AI, and today’s guest is going to share everything you need to know about it.
    Yasin Abbak is the founder of GroupUps, a new-age DSO for independent businesses. He has an impressive background, having previously founded and sold a sports tech platform with over 1 million customers and a supply chain tech platform for independent restaurants. 
    With GroupUps, Yasin is revolutionizing the way small dental practices purchase equipment by leveraging data and AI to negotiate better pricing and organize group purchases. His goal to empower independently owned businesses to make smarter decisions and operate more efficiently has the potential to create a big shift in the industry.
    In our conversation, we talk about how this advanced tool helps practices save money on dental equipment. Yasin also shares key strategies on when and how to negotiate, identifying leverage points for effective bargaining, and the long-term costs of overspending.
    Ready to transform your purchasing power and secure the best deals for your practice? Tune in!
    PS. There’s an exclusive freebie for all Raving Patients Podcast listeners! Claim a FREE Rate My Quote analysis by visiting https://www.groupups.com/, filling out your wish list, and letting them know Dr. Len Tau sent you. 

    Key Takeaways:
    Meet Yasin Abbak & his company, GroupUps (00:00)
    Yasin explains how GroupUps operates & leverages data & AI (06:50)
    Getting better pricing on equipment & group purchasing (15:14)
    The importance of avoiding overspending (23:01)
    Negotiation tactics for dentists (26:17)
    Get your FREE Rate My Quote analysis by GroupUps (29:30)
    Lightning Round Q&A With Yasin (31:53)

    Additional Resources:
    Learn more about GroupUps here.
    Follow GroupUps on Facebook here.

    Learn about the upcoming Supercharge Your Dental Practice 2-day event in September here.
    Use code RAVING to save $100 on registration.

    Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques here.
    This podcast is sponsored by Dental Intelligence. Learn more here.
    This podcast is sponsored by The Doc Sites, the leading provider of websites and online marketing for dentists. Find out more here.
    Raving Patients Podcast is your go-to place for the latest and best dental marketing strategies that will help you skyrocket your practice. Follow us for more!

    • 39 min
    Attract New Patients & Grow Your Practice Through Content With Author, Melanie Deziel

    Attract New Patients & Grow Your Practice Through Content With Author, Melanie Deziel

    Dentists often find content creation both time-consuming and intimidating, as it can seem quite out of their wheelhouse.
    But content marketing is not just for the savvy digital marketers. If done the right way, this powerful tool can help dentists create deeper and more trusting relationships with both existing and potential patients.
    So, how can you use content creation to attract new patients and grow your practice? I have the perfect guest to answer this.
    I am joined by Melanie Deziel, an author, keynote speaker, and award-winning branded content creator who has helped countless businesses unlock their creative potential. Her credentials include innovative work at the New York Times and Time Inc.
    In this episode, Melanie unpacks how tailored content can help dental practices attract new patients and build trust in an increasingly skeptical consumer environment. She explains why content is important, how to generate content ideas, and how to find time to create. We also talk about optimizing your Google Business Profile, selecting the right social media platforms for a targeted audience, and engaging patients with various content formats.
    Whether you're new to content creation or looking to refine your approach, you don’t want to miss this episode.
    Tune in to learn from one of the best in the business and start applying these expert strategies in your dental practice marketing today.
    PS. Use code RAVING at http://melaniedeziel.com/store to save 20% on any of the digital resources for helping you create better content, including The Content Fuel Framework Workbook, which has prompts and activities to help you generate 1000+ original content ideas!

    Key Takeaways:
    Intro (00:00)
    Melanie’s Background and Career Journey (01:03)
    Importance of Content in a Dental Practice (04:56)
    Choosing the Right Social Media Platforms (06:44)
    Content as a Trust-Building Tool (13:34)
    Engaging Content Formats (17:49)
    Creating Content Ideas for Dental Practices (21:14)
    Tips for Optimizing Your Google Business Profile (24:12)
    Lightning Round Q&A With Melanie (32:27)

    Additional Resources:
    Visit Melanie’s website: https://www.melaniedeziel.com/ 
    Connect with Melanie Deziel:
    LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/melaniedeziel
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/meldeziel
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/mdeziel
    Threads: http://threads.net/meldeziel

    Learn about the upcoming Supercharge Your Dental Practice 2-day event in September: https://superchargeyourdentalpractice.com/
    Use code RAVING to save $100 on registration.

    Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques at: https://www.drlentau.com
    This podcast is sponsored by Dental Intelligence. Learn more at: https://www.dentalintel.com/
    This podcast is sponsored by The Doc Sites, the leading provider of websites and online marketing for dentists. Find out more at: https://www.docsites.com/
    Raving Patients Podcast is your go-to place for the latest and best dental marketing strategies that will help you skyrocket your practice. Follow us for more!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Frpanthers81 ,

Awesome podcast

Great content for all dentists! Thanks! Andrew Vallo

Mridu Parikh ,

A Must Listen To Grow Your Practice!

Dr. Tau and his guests provide practical advice that is so valuable in helping dental practices grow. He covers a wide variety of topics from insurance to growth strategies to hygiene. You’ll walk away with thoughtful and insightful recommendations from every episode. Don’t think about it - subscribe now.

MER121 ,

Dentists must listen if they want to grow

Dr. Len Tau hosts an amazing podcast that has episodes filled with real world tips & advice on growing your practice. This podcast is a must listen if you’re wanting to grow your practice.

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