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Dr. Russell Kirk is a private practice oral surgeon and entrepreneur who is on a mission to help dentists succeed in the business and clinical aspects of practice ownership. He’s an expert in fixing broken business systems in dental offices, reducing overhead while maximizing profit, recognizing burnout and battling against it, building healthy teams, creating positive customer experiences, improving self awareness and mindset for dentists (in life and practice), and creating successful marketing plans.The Business of Dentistry features practical strategies for dentists who want to determine the next steps in their business and grow.

Dr. Russell Kirk is a private practice oral surgeon and entrepreneur who is on a mission to help dentists succeed in the business and clinical aspects of practice ownership. He’s an expert in fixing broken business systems in dental offices, reducing overhead while maximizing profit, recognizing burnout and battling against it, building healthy teams, creating positive customer experiences, improving self awareness and mindset for dentists (in life and practice), and creating successful marketing plans.The Business of Dentistry features practical strategies for dentists who want to determine the next steps in their business and grow.
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Dr. Russell Kirk is a private practice oral surgeon and entrepreneur who is on a mission to help dentists succeed in the business and clinical aspects of practice ownership. He’s an expert in fixing broken business systems in dental offices, reducing overhead while maximizing profit, recognizing burnout and battling against it, building healthy teams, creating positive customer experiences, improving self awareness and mindset for dentists (in life and practice), and creating successful marketing plans.The Business of Dentistry features practical strategies for dentists who want to determine the next steps in their business and grow.

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Episodes

Beating Burnout Part 1

1/13/2019
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Part 1 of our Burnout series. This week we talk about how to recognize burnout with its multifaceted features.

Duration:00:11:43

Haters Gonna Hate

1/4/2019
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After a long hiatus, the Business of Dentistry is back. As a re-launch episode, I figured we would start off talking everyone's favorite - hate mail.

Duration:00:17:57

Doing Something Uncomfortable and Dealing with an Unwanted Outcome

7/24/2018
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Outside of my family, the two things that I’m the most comfortable and passionate talking about are dentistry and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Today I want to share with all of you a few thoughts on the lessons I’ve learned after losing a match during the jiu-jitsu tournament I had signed up for. My experience there taught me a few important things, and I later realized that these things can also translate well to my practice. So I will use these lessons in the future, both on a business and a...

Duration:00:20:25

Trying Something New for a Change

7/17/2018
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Today I have a very short episode for you. It’s all about rekindling the excitement and the fire by trying something new. I know that I haven’t posted anything in awhile, but I needed some time in order to breathe, recharge, and think deeper. Now I’m back and I’ll be having some pretty exciting guests coming on the show, so stay tuned! Key takeaways: Doing something new and excitingTaking yourself out of stagnant, dormant waters, and refreshing your mindset

Duration:00:07:34

Helping Dentists Make Healthy Financial Decisions: Meet Reese Harper, the Founder of DentistAdvisors.com

6/19/2018
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Reese Harper is the founder of DentistAdvisors.com. He started working in the financial service industry in 2003, and had several business owner clients. Over time, he realized that dental practice owners were really different from the rest. Compared to his other clients, dental practice owners had a lot more financial questions, and seemed to be carrying more financial anxiety and stress. So Reese figured out that the generic solutions that the financial planning industry were providing to...

Duration:00:52:14

Documenting Protocols, Reviewing Statements, Implementing the Agile Approach: a Few Life-Saving Tips

6/5/2018
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This week I’m flying solo again. I share some practical tips that have helped me in my practice in the hope that you will feel prompted to make some changes as well. First I talk about why I find documenting my protocols very important. All these steps are very intuitive now, but I got a lot out of just writing them down and sharing them with other people. I also really think you should take a look at your credit card statements once in a while, because you might discover automatic...

Duration:00:11:22

Be a Practice Owner, Not Just an Income Producer

5/22/2018
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As promised, my guest this week is Mr. Chuck Blakeman, the author of Making Money Is Killing Your Business and Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea. Join us for a very captivating show where we touch on some very important strategic aspects that we all tend to forget too often. Today’s lesson is that your business can really take off if you understand and apply some simple concepts. Too often we tend to get in our own way when it comes to our practices because we’re too busy trying to make...

Duration:00:45:44

An Exciting Guest Coming up and a Bit More About the Tyranny of the Urgent

5/7/2018
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Full show notes at: http://businessofdentistrypodcast.com/ This week I want to touch on a few more things regarding the book I mentioned last week, Making Money Is Killing Your Business by Chuck Blakeman in the hope that you might get a bit of practical inspiration that you can implement in your daily life. First things first, I have some great news: I have been contacted by Mr. Blakeman’s team, and I am going to have him as a guest in a few weeks. I’m very, very excited, and events like...

Duration:00:12:12

A New Digital Magazine for Dental Practice Owners and a Book That I Truly Recommend

5/1/2018
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This week I want to give you a little bit of an update on what’s going on around here. I read a book that got me thinking a lot, and I recommend it to every solo practitioner out there: Making Money Is Killing Your Business, by Chuck Blakeman. Reading it makes you really reflect on the state of your business, and your long-term objectives. Personally, I realized that I would like a few things to change, and I am most likely going to bring in another surgeon to help me out. Blakeman makes...

Duration:00:18:49

Paying off Your Monster Student Debt Wisely

4/24/2018
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My guest this week is Travis Hornsby, the founder of Student Loan Planner, a student loan advisor company. Behind every great man there’s a great woman, they say. In Travis’s case, the great woman is his wife, a physician in Saint Louis. When they first started dating, she had a lot of student debt. So Travis decided to help her out by making a model of how they can pay off her student debt. He used all the knowledge he got from bond trading and modeling complex debt instruments and...

Duration:00:40:36

Practice Made (Almost) Perfect: Why Making Sure You Create a Great Culture Matters

4/17/2018
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This week I am joined by Dr. Paul Etchison, host of The Dental Practice Heroes Podcast, and author of Dental Practice Hero: From Ordinary Practice to Extraordinary Experience. Paul comes from Illinois, and studied in Chicago. After finishing dental school, he worked for a specialist who owned several practices. There he got the chance to learn a ton of things, and after about two and a half years, he started thinking about creating his own business. The next step for him was taking Dr....

Duration:00:44:43

Keep an Eye on Your Vision and Don't Lose Track of Your Goals

4/10/2018
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My guest this week is a self-declared Nebraska farm boy whose first career pursuit was athletic medicine. He later realized that athletic trainers are really married to their job, and this wasn’t the lifestyle he wanted for himself. Dave Maloley then switched to dentistry and never looked back. Today we talk about why it’s necessary to keep an eye on your vision, and why you should constantly remind yourself of what’s important to you. We also touch on Dave’s 16 life categories that help...

Duration:00:56:18

Two Small Tricks: Allowing Myself a Buffer Day and Using a Whiteboard

4/3/2018
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This week I speak about two things that have helped me improve my practice and my wellbeing. The first one is treating myself to a buffer day before jumping back to work on a Monday morning. I realized that by doing so, I was more relaxed, and I could tackle the everyday problems better. I strongly suggest you give it a try if you’ve never considered it before. The second thing that I truly benefited from is painting a whiteboard in front of my desk. So now every time I need to add...

Duration:00:10:27

Are you in Compliance With State and Federal Regulations?

3/20/2018
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This week I touch on a few things I’ve noticed in my area lately. Consider revisiting some policies and protocols from time to time, to make sure you are in compliance with state and federal regulations. I found out from my Marketing Director that OSHA has been paying some visits to dental offices in Tennessee, checking if our business is up-to-date with their requirements. As you might be aware of, we have a problem here in Tennessee with opioid prescriptions. The state legislature is...

Duration:00:10:41

Some Challenges I’m Faced with as a Small Practice Owner

3/13/2018
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This week I speak about the challenges I’m faced with as a small practice owner. Sometimes the administrative tasks that I need to solve stress me out, and I am still working on improving my problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms. I often get complaints from my patients about the fact that I sometimes step out of the practice. It’s impossible for me to always be there, sometimes I need to take care of certain things. I also recently remembered how important it is to observe your...

Duration:00:14:10

Setting Boundaries for a Better Practice

3/6/2018
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Full show notes at: http://businessofdentistrypodcast.com/ This week is all about the strategies I’ve used in order to set boundaries in my professional life. These helped me handle my burnout and ended up being a valuable tool for everyday use. In December 2011, I was a bit of a mess. I was endangering my personal and professional life, so I took my wife’s advice to go and seek professional help. I went to see five different specialists, and they each gave me their advice. I started...

Duration:00:23:19

Practice Ownership And The Army Guard

2/27/2018
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Full show notes at http://businessofdentistrypodcast.com/ Kevin Donlin, doctor, and manager of We Care Dental and member of the South Dakota Army National Guard, shares his challenges and solutions to being a small town practice owner. When you’re living in a small town, you will most likely end up being either the only dentist in town or one of two or three others. This situation poses challenges if you are considering expanding your practice. Kevin shares his opinion on what your options...

Duration:00:23:18

How to Start Your Own In-House Dental Membership Plan

2/20/2018
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Boomcloud founder, Jordon Comstock, is no fan of insurance companies. He is convinced that dental practices don’t need a third party providing them with clients, so he developed a software that enables practitioners attract and retain customers through in-house membership plans and financing. He is not alone in this venture. More and more dental and medical offices become tired of having to deal with insurance companies and develop plans of their own. If you’re a dental (or medical)...

Duration:00:20:05

How to Take Your Dental Practice From Solo to DSO

2/13/2018
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Brian Colao, Director of leading US law firm Dykema, shares with us his expertise on how to get started with expanding a solo practice to a DSO or securing a private equity deal. The dental industry is currently heading towards more DSO affiliations from solo practitioners. Getting affiliated with a DSO or doing a private equity deal can result in a much higher ROI over time, so many practitioners choose to expand. What are the first steps towards restructuring to a DSO, or doing a private...

Duration:00:17:42

Dr.JonAllenLong.mp3

9/21/2016
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Duration:01:11:13