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The Propreneur Podcast is a show dedicated to building the entrepreneurial skills in private practice owners. You’ll hear from industry experts, orthodontists, and dentists on topics like sales, marketing, leadership, and systems. For all the business and leadership strategies you wish they’d taught you in graduate school. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.

The Propreneur Podcast is a show dedicated to building the entrepreneurial skills in private practice owners. You’ll hear from industry experts, orthodontists, and dentists on topics like sales, marketing, leadership, and systems. For all the business and leadership strategies you wish they’d taught you in graduate school. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.


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The Propreneur Podcast is a show dedicated to building the entrepreneurial skills in private practice owners. You’ll hear from industry experts, orthodontists, and dentists on topics like sales, marketing, leadership, and systems. For all the business and leadership strategies you wish they’d taught you in graduate school. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.






Lightforce 3D: Navigating the New Era of Orthodontics with Dr. Alfred Griffin

In this episode of The Propreneur Podcast, Dino gets a chance to interview Dr. Alfred Griffin III the CEO and Founder of Lightforce Orthodontics. They get to talk about Lightforce, a company created by dentists for dentists to give them an individualized approach to bracket-based orthodontic treatment. They also talk about how it can revolutionize the orthodontic industry. LightForce Orthodontics is a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized, 3D printed tooth-moving...


Episode 100! The Must-Read Books of 2020 to Enhance Yourself and Your Business

Today, in The Propreneur Podcast, we are celebrating our 100th episode! First of all, let me thank everyone who has been part of our growing community. Here we are at the end of the year, and it has been my goal every year to read as many books as I can. In this episode, let me share with you my list of must-read books of 2020 to enhance yourself and your business. BOOKS FOR PERSONAL MASTERY: BOOKS TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ACUMEN: REQUIRED READING: Get a copy of the book at...


Effective Communication: the Key to a Successful Practice with Derek Gaunt

Are you listening to understand, or are you listening to respond? In this episode, Dino Watt interviews Derek Gaunt. Derek is a lecturer and the author of Ego, Authority, Failure©. They talk about how to communicate with your team and patients effectively in order to achieve success in your practice. They also discuss: Derek is a trainer with 29 years of law enforcement experience, 20 of which as a team member, leader and then commander of hostage negotiations teams in the Washington, DC...


Overcoming Stress in your Practice with Dr. Eric Block

In this episode of The Propreneur Podcast, Dr. Eric Block joins Dino to talk about the different kinds of stress that dentists and orthodontists face in their practice and how to manage them. Dr. Eric is a partner/owner of Acton Dental Associates, Which is a 9 operatory multi-specialty practice with about 4500 active patients. He also started, a free marketplace where dentists can find the latest new customers from vendors across the industry and The Deals for...


TMD and Overall Body Health with Dr. Bahar Esmaili

A healthy mouth can only exist in a healthy body. In this episode, Dr. Bahar Esmaili joins Dino to discuss about TMD and Overall Body Health. Dr. Bahar Esmaili DDS is the owner & dentist at PeakView Dentistry. She focuses on the connection between overall health and oral health. She is passionate about educating her patients about all areas of health. Dr. Esmaili's other passion is fitness. She is a certified trainer, specializing in corrective exercise. She has seen a great deal of...


Orthodontic Acquisitions and Startups with Jill Allen

Being a business owner is difficult. It involves making hard decisions. In this episode, Dino interviews national orthodontic consultant, Jill Allen. They talk about establishing your dream practice and how to get there. They discuss the challenges of having an orthodontic startup or new acquisition. Jill gives tips when you are acquiring another practice such as: Jill Allen is a national orthodontic consultant with a passion for helping doctors bring their practice dreams to fruition. Jill...


Expanding your Possibilities with Dr. Laura Mach

In today’s episode of The Propreneur Podcast, Dino Watt interviews Dr. Laura Mach. Dr. Laura is a general dentist, a podcast host and a Certified Life Coach. As a Life and Leadership Coach she teaches female dental practice owners how to lead, and how to love where they are right now. Dino and Dr. Laura talk about expanding your possibilities by acknowledging where you are right now, changing your mindset, embracing failure as a learning opportunity and loving what you...


Evaluating Dental Support Organizations (DSOs): How to Scale your Dental Practice with Emmet Scott

Dental support organizations (DSOs) have rapidly expanded within the last few years, and their steady growth is expected to continue. In this episode, Dino interviews the President of The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), Emmet Scott. They talk about the benefits of DSOs, the role they play in your practice and how they can help you scale your practice while still retaining your individuality and freedom. Emmet Scott is CEO and co-founder of National Dental Partners (NDP),...


How to Keep Yourself and your Team from Burning Out with Sheri Jolly

Employee burnout has been an issue for dental and orthodontic practice owners especially during this pandemic. As work and home lives become increasingly blurred, employees, as well as practice owners, are struggling to manage their day to day lives. But how do we identify burnout and find solutions to protect against it? In this episode, Dino interviews the founder of Dental Support Essentials, Sheri Jolly. Dental Support essentials provide modern business solutions that help take off the...


Making Financially Sound Decisions in your Practice with Curtis Marshall

Are you making financially sound decisions in your practice? Do you even have the right and timely data to make those decisions? Today, Dino interviews Curtis Marshall, co-founder of Dental Intelligence. Curtis Marshall has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communication and over 15 years’ experience in practice management, dental coaching, and operations. Curtis brings his passion and skills to help dental professionals nationwide take their companies to the next level. In this...


Holistic Dentistry: Going Beyond your Dental Health with Dr. Bernice Teplitsky

In this episode, Dino interviews Dr. Bernice Teplitsky, the owner of Wrigleyville Dental. Dr. T. believes that all parts of the human body are connected and that no part works in isolation from another. As a holistic dentist, she is focused on not just the tooth and gums, but also on the whole well-being of the person. She discusses the difference between traditional and holistic dentistry, when to worry about silver/mercury/amalgam cavity fillings and root canals, and shows us that...


Planning Meetings and Events during the time of COVID with Mic and Missy Johnson

Meetings and events are made up of A LOT of things. Hard Work. Time. Money. Risk. Details. Planning. Execution. In this episode, Dino had the chance to interview the couple behind MJMeetings. MJMeetings specializes in meeting and event planning for associations and corporations who want a trusted and experienced resource on their side. Learn how you can plan and execute meetings and events that are effective and efficient. REFERENCE: For more info and any queries you can visit their...


How Writing a Book Positions You as an Expert in your Field with Adam Witty

A book done well raises your credibility and positions you as an expert in your field. In this episode, Dino interviews Adam Witty. Adam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage|ForbesBooks, which he has built into one of the largest business book publishers in America. In addition to his work with Advantage|ForbesBooks, Adam is a sought-after speaker, teacher and consultant on marketing and business growth techniques for entrepreneurs and authors. He talks about the benefits...


How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Scale Your Practice with Elijah Desmond

Dino interviews Elijah Desmond. Elijah is a Motivator, Educator, Leader, Philanthropist, Innovator, Inspirational Speaker, and Author. He inspires professionals such as orthodontists and dentists to grow their own practices and achieve their dreams. In this episode, Elijah discusses how to think like an entrepreneur and help scale your practice. He shares how getting involved in industries other than Dentistry and Orthodontics or hiring an expert can help grow your business. He also shares...


Utilizing the Power of Video Marketing for your Practice with Federico Giller

Federico Giller is the founder of FPG Creative Inc., an international video marketing company devoted to helping thought leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, and more recently non-profit organizations market themselves in the online and offline world. He believes that video is the most powerful medium in marketing and made it his mission to master the skill. SHOW NOTES: In this episode, Dino interviews award-winning video storyteller, Federico Giller. They discuss...


Increasing your Practice’s Profit through Outsourcing with Michael Bonanno

Michael Bonanno is Founder and CEO of Performance Partners and Virtual Support Solutions. With over two decades of executive leadership experience, Michael has a passion for turning dental practices into exceedingly high performers and is committed to increasing the value of dental practices from within. He has co-owned numerous dental offices and provides doctors with the tools and support they need to achieve their goals. Michael's energetic approach to life has made him a successful...


Automated Chatbots: How to Make your Practice Stand Out on Social Media with Keaton Walker and Tyler Loveall from

KEATON WALKER In September of 2018, Keaton Walker started working as a marketing manager for a local company in SLC, Utah. The only problem? He was…uh…not very good. (In his defense, he had no experience). After months of trial and error, he got somewhat better. And eventually, he was actually pretty good! He eventually decided to start his own ad agency, and his first client was a local Orthodontist. TYLER LOVEALL Tyler Loveall was in the process of becoming an Orthodontist when he met...


Embezzlement and Fraud in Dental Practices with David Harris

David Harris may have the coolest job in dentistry. He gets to chase, and catch, those who steal from dentists. A rule-breaker in his youth, David changed his direction and has spent much of his adult life in the world of investigation and enforcement, where he uses his unrivaled ability to understand the criminal thought process to help educate and protect dentists. David is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, the world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed...


Practical Ways to Have More Positivity in your Life with Dr. Paul Jenkins

Dr. Paul Jenkins is the author of Pathological Positivity which sold over 15,000 copies the first year after its launch. He is a positivity psychologist, speaker and author. SHOW NOTES: Every problem we face is a problem with thinking. As human beings, our minds are constantly judging and creating. Sometimes we create more drama, instead of creating solutions. It is not what happens to our lives, but how we react to it. What we make depends on our choice. When we are pulled into our...


Growing your Business in this Challenging Time with Mark LeBlanc

Mark LeBlanc, CSP has been on his own virtually his entire, adult life. He once had a job for six months and was inspired by the two words, “You’re fired!” At the ripe, young age of 21, he vowed he would do whatever it would take to make it on his own. And he has. He will celebrate his 36th anniversary in business this year! He has experienced the good, bad, ugly and great of being his own boss. He runs a speaking business based in Minneapolis. He conducts presentations (over one thousand)...