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Learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more, and take more vacations! This is how generations collaborate to make an unstoppable dental team!

Learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more, and take more vacations! This is how generations collaborate to make an unstoppable dental team!
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Learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more, and take more vacations! This is how generations collaborate to make an unstoppable dental team!




Happy Hour After Spear Workshop with Dr. Will Jones, Dr. Sunny Virdi, Dr. Todd Honcharik, and Dr. Murad Zaman

We are live from the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale Arizona. Sully and Dr. Will Jones are here for the Restoring the Edentulous Arch workshop and the Demystifying Occlusion seminar. We are joined by Dr. Sunny Virdi, Dr. Todd Honcharik, and Dr. Murad Zaman. We talk about starting a new practice, marketing, and photography. We also talk about biomimetic dentistry. Which is all about tooth structure conservation. We also talk about rubber dams, materials, and prep. We also talk about...


Creating a Dental Career That You Love with Darin Dichter

We are live at Spear Studio, and so excited to introduce Dr. Darin Dichter. This studio is where a lot of the recorded video content for Spear Education is filmed. Dr. Dichter is the resident prosthodontist at Spear Education. He brings with him 20 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience. He is also an instructor for the upcoming workshop Restoring the Edentulous Arch. Sully and Dr. Dichter kick the show off with Dr. Dichter sharing his background growing up in Oregon, and how...


088 What Will Get You to the Tipping Point in Your Practice? Part 2

Dr. Sullivan and I are catching up on life after a fun-filled summer. We’ve got to get back into the swing-of-things, and we kick off this episode with Dr. Sullivan as he talks about what it was like coming out of dental school and working in his dad’s practice. He also tells us about how his experience has changed his perspective in his dental practice journey. We talk about how maturity has played a role in Dr. Sullivan’s practice: how to work with team members and how to run a business....


087 What Will Get You to the Tipping Point in Your Practice? Part 1

Dr. Peyray and I are catching up on life after a fun-filled summer. We’ve got to get back into the swing-of-things, and we kick off this episode with Dr. Peyray as he spills figuring out the logistics of labs. What goes on at the laboratory end? How do they process labs? This has been a significant learning experience for him. He tells all about his new perspective and appreciation for laboratory testers and the steps to testing to kick-off this episode. We talk about the best advice for...


086 Running a Specialized Practice and Using Social Media with Dr. David Wong

Sully, Peyray, and Dr. Rick Sullivan are joined today by Dr. David Wong. Dr. Wong is a periodontist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has his own practice, and he speaks and teaches about perio. We talk about Dr. Wong and how he got started, and he shares his own unique perspective on periodontics and running his specialized practice. We also talk about his use of social media and his Instagram accounts. His personal account features a lot of shots of Dr. Wong working out. He shares his fitness...


085 How One Passionate Teacher Changed Frank Spear’s Life and the Profession of Dentistry

We are so excited to have the one and only amazing Dr. Frank Spear on the show today. We kick off the show with an amazing story by Frank that changed his life, and the course of dentistry. It’s all thanks to a special teacher that Frank tries to emulate each and every time he steps on stage. Dr. Frank Spear also shares the lean times when he first started practicing, and how he was invited to mentor in study clubs. We also get to learn some highlights from his book, his practice, his...


084 Figure Out Where You Want to Go When Growing Your Practice With Dr. Jeff Trembley

We are excited to have Dr. Jeff Trembley on the show today. Jeff recently opened his own practice in November of 2017. Jeff is committed to giving his patients amazing results with carefully crafted restorations. Even though he is committed clinically, there were and still are many hurdles for Jeff to over overcome. He understands the importance of customer referrals and treating patients in a way that makes them feel appreciated. It’s often the experience that will get the patient to...


083 Dr. Mike DiTolla talks on working closely with Glidewell labs and Six Month Smiles new Clear Aligners

Dr. Michael DiTolla is here today to talk about the evolution of materials for crowns and veneers that he has seen over his career. He started out working in private practice, and by a fluke was asked to do some work at Glidewell Labs. He realized that he loved experimenting with new materials and finding ways to create better looking restorative dentistry. He moved on to education and lecturing. He was a pioneer in making movies and DVDs to help train other dentists and lab technicians. He...


082 Talking Medical Marketing with Randy Alvarez from The Wellness Hour

Randy Alvarez launched “The Wellness Hour TV Show” in 1999. The Wellness Hour airs on TV in approximately 70 million homes across North America and features the leading medical doctors, dentists and other licensed health practitioners in the US. The “Medical News Show” is a television and social media platform for doctors to discuss breakthroughs in their specialty with the communities they serve. Alvarez has transformed the show’s website into an extensive online medical resource for both...


081 Talking with Tiger Safarov about Zen Supplies

Tiger Safarov has developed Zen Supplies, a cloud-based ordering platform to have all your distributors and suppliers in one place in order for you to be able to price compare your supplies to get the best deal. Manage and track your inventory online and save money and time in the process. Sales agents and distributors charge a larger margin, hoping you don’t research a better price online for the same products. Inventory tracking provides savings to your office through purchasing only what...


080 Catching up With Sully and Payrey on the Roof of the Westin

We have recorded on planes and exotic locations. Today, we are recording on the rooftop of the Westin overlooking Nashville. This is a catch up episode where Sully and Payrey share their recent travels with you. Sully was able to attend the IDS dental business summit in Cologne, German. If this is something that you haven't done, put it on your list for 2021. Sully shares a little bit about his trip to Germany and some of the great technology that was at the IDS. We also talk about the...


079 From Continuing Education to Practice Management with Daniel Owen

We have been on a roll lately with our podcast episodes. Today, we are excited to talk with Daniel Owen about everything from when is the best time for a new dentist to start taking CE courses to best practices in dentistry management. Daniel is the Alabama & Tennessee Territory Manager at Neodent USA. Neodent is a maker of quality implant products. We talk about implants and using quality products with years of science and R&D behind them. We talk about the importance of having a good rep...


078 The Pros and Cons of Being an Associate Versus Being an Owner with Dr. Vinh, Dr. Erin Elliott, and Dr. Ashley Joves

We are recording live from the Voices of Dentistry Day 1. Sully talks with Dr. Vinh Nguyen from the Nifty Thrifty podcast, Dr. Erin Elliott, and Dr. Ashley Joves from California. Some of the things we discuss are the pros and cons of being an associate versus being an owner. We also talk about how to separate being a leader and being a friend in a practice. We share four unique perspectives on balancing running a practice and running our lives. We talk about technology, risk, debt, survival...


077 Figure Out Where You Want to Go When Growing Your Practice With the Crabtree Group

Sean Crabtree and Cameron Bailey from the Crabtree group are here today with Sully and Peyray. The Crabtree Group goes beyond dental practice management and creates dental business strategies to help dentists build and grow their practices. They share individualized methods with dentists to help them decide what type of practice they want to have and then help develop a strategy to get there. They are also the hosts of the Dental Profits Podcast that we were on last year. In this episode,...


076 Dental Marketing With Michael Arias and Joshua Scott

Sully meets up with Michael Arias and Joshua Scott to talk about dental marketing. Michael Arias is a dental marketer who focuses on ground marketing. This is literally hitting the ground and going to nearby businesses and building relationships. Michael shares why this method works and how to do it with an objective in mind. Joshua Scott is the owner of Studio 8E8 dental marketing. His approach is building a brand through story and having an interactive website that is an experience. We...


075 Sully and PeyRay Head to VOD

Sully and Peyray are on a flight to attend the 3rd annual Voices of Dentistry Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. They are excited to visit the booths of other dental podcasters. Last year, they had their own booth and didn't have time for anything other than recording. Peyray will also be speaking this weekend about dental photography. He has a lot of ideas about how useful photography is for treatment planning. We hope you enjoy the conversation! Show Notes: [03:47] Peyray has a lot of powerpoints...


074 Mile High Club

We are recording this episode live in a plane flying from Nashville to Raleigh. Sully is joined by Dr. Will Jones and Dr. Ford Gatgens. We talk about AEGD, AGD and CE courses and whether they are worth it. We also talk about insurance issues from dropping some types of insurance to going entirely fee for service. We discuss the fears around losing patients and possible problems if the economy changes. We also talk about buying a practice, hiring and building a team, turnover, and the...


073 How to go Further Faster with Tbone

This is part two of Sully’s chat with Dr. Tarun “T-Bone” Agarwal. In the last episode, we talked about how to take your practice further faster. Today, we kick things off with the difference between a dental practice and a dental business. T-Bone stresses the importance of having a business that allows you to do the procedures you want and work the hours you want. He also talks about bringing in associates and how to sell your practice for 4X instead of 1X. We discuss how a partnership is...


072 Why Goal Setting is So Important to Your Success with Tbone

Dr. Tarun “T-Bone” Agarwal is here today. T-Bone is a dentist, a podcast host, and passionate about helping other dentists turn their practice into a business. In this episode, we talk about the importance of planning ahead of time for the following year and writing down your goals and aspirations. T-Bone shares his wisdom from over 20 years experience and building a practice from scratch. We talk about the importance of clarity, and T-Bone shares the three key focus areas of patients,...


071 What Makes a Great Website with Jeff Gladnick

We are excited to be back. Our special guest today is Jeff Gladnick the founder and CEO of Great Dental Websites a company that focuses on creating and marketing dental websites using their proprietary software platform. Sully also happens to be a client. We talk to Jeff about what makes a good website and how Google actually looks at a website and ranking factors. We also talk about call tracking, social media, advertising, domain names, the importance of video, and what dentists need to...