Happy New Year everyone!
This is the first official release back in 2018. After a super busy holiday season the three of us are ready to get back at it. We have lots of exciting stuff coming up starting with Voices of Dentistry January 27-28th in Scottsdale, AZ! Its not to late to register so check it out! In other news we will also have a booth at Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta in March so please come see us there!
Let me introduce Justin Ditkofsky, or big JD as we referred to him as. He is consulting for Cirrus Consulting, a firm that helps new graduates and dentists looking to buy deal with lease and rent issues in regards to their practices. Something most of us would never even think about! Peyman can tell you first hand how hard it was to negotiate with the companies leasing the properties and how easy it would be to get taken advantage of without some help. Spending a little here can save you a ton in the long run!
If anyone has questions or thoughts on the episode let us know. And give Big JD a call…its my understanding that they would be happy to do a free consult with you in regards to what you got going on! Your silly not to take advantage of that! Some of the things we discussed our listed below…take look!
Cheers to an exciting new year everyone!
Opening a New Practice
Office Lease Renewals
Selling Your Practice/Transitioning
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Lieutenant Dr’s Chris Rosson and Gannon Van allen are two of my good buddies from dental school They chose to go into Navy after dental school for a lot of reasons. Obviously, the big perk is you can be debt free! I personally think it’s a great option for people to do.
In this episode, they talk about life as a military officer and dentist in the Navy. I was shocked to hear how similar it can be to private practice, the freedom you can have, and the opportunities you have to get more education. Chris is actually considering specializing in the Navy so he provided a lot of insight on that.
If your considering the military and specifically the Navy, this is a must listen to episode. They are also very willing to answer questions if you have them and all their contact info is at the end of the episode!
As most of you listeners know I am a big fan of all things financial and one of my biggest mentors whether he knows it or not is Jim Dahle, MD, of the “White Coat Investor”. What started out as a blog, turned into a book, a bigger blog, and now a forum, it continues to grow and grow. Mainly, because its one of the few places to really get good unbiased financial advice.
In this episode we talk about loans, investing, what not to do in regards to money, who to hire in regards to money, and everything in between. This episode goes down in the top 5 for me as well as a must listen episode. I would strongly encourage all of you to check out his website, www.whitecoatinvestor.com and pick up the book!
If you have questions or thoughts feel free to reach out to him or us. As always, work smarter not harder! We will see you next time!
What an episode we have in store today! If you aren’t living under a rock or neck deep in pathology books (which you might be) then you have probably heard about the new “Floss Bar”. According to their website, “Floss Bar is a lifestyle brand empowering consumers to take back their power in the dental chair. It’s a network of actual dental offices we banded together, all run similarly, working to disrupt the industry by offering choice. ”Those choices are things like having exams, x rays, and other things usually required.
So if that doesn’t sound polarizing I don’t know what is. Actually typing that I am kind of wondering when us a dentists took the choice away to begin with. Anyway, this episode is sure to get some attention. I do want to thank Eva Sadej the founder for coming on and talking with us about Floss Bar. It was a very interesting episode and I think she will be very successful. Hopefully, we encouraged to work on a couple things!
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This episode is really what the whole podcast is about. Myself and the Holeshot(Dr. Dan) who has been MIA for a couple weeks is back interview Dr. Don Murry. Donny and I met at a CE event back in the summer and totally hit off. He is 2010 grad who is just making waves. He is starting his own CE series around golf and good times! I will actually be speaking March 10th and 11th on cerec restorations and 3d printing at one of his events!
The episode is really just a glimpse into what the life after dental school is like. Meeting other motivated individuals, developing relationships, and sharing what’s working and what’s not working.
He talks about what has worked in his practice, what hasn’t worked, and what he wants to do to keep pushing it. Make sure to check out his website https://www.areyounumbyet.com/ and his courses because they are going to be awesome! Also, Donny has the Are You Numb Yet podcast, which is great! So check it out!
Well, I got kind of lazy and didn’t edit any of those episodes so we missed a week. But, just like any good team we are coming out of the off week with a bang! This week we have Sameer Puri on the podcast to talk about his journey from dental school at USC to AEGD at Tennessee and on to a failed practiced, a thriving practice, and now his role at Spear Education with Cerec Doctors.
As a cerec user myself I was pumped to get to talk with Sam. I think you will find the episode has a lot to offer the new graduate and new dentist. Of course we had a good conversation about cad/cam and its use in dentistry. If you’re not a cerec user don’t just skip this episode because he has a great story and I promise its not a cerec homer episode!
Thanks for sharing the podcast, leaving us reviews, and giving us feedback! All your comments we get through the website make it all worthwhile!
Great episode this week that was very educational for me. We have talked a lot over the course about the general dentist being able to do more and more because of technology. In this episode we talk to two prosthodontists who are absolutely killing it. Its a glimpse into what the future of their specialty looks like. And trust me, this aint your granddads specialty or the one you saw while in dental school.
Dr. Ivan Chicchon is a prosthodontist out of California that is doing all sorts of implant work. He is created a book with the help of some of his colleagues called the “All-On-X Handbook” A book I have already purchased! He is giving a special discount to all of our listeners. Go to www.implantninja.com/podcast and you can get 35% off. Dr. Naif Sinada is a prosthodontist currently located in Texas and is doing some insane stuff. He just started his own podcast called “Dental Outliers”. Make sure to check it out!
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This episode is totally different from the usual episodes we have. And frankly, I think its pure gold! A month or two ago I had an opportunity to be a part of a mastermind weekend with a lot of talented individuals currently in dentistry and names you are going to be hearing more of in the future. We talked about multiple practice ownership, bringing specialists in, the importance of setting goals, but most importantly how to accomplish your goals, and the importance of being around like-minded people.
It’s a late night round table with Dr. Tarun Agarwal, Dr. Meena Barsoum, Dr. John Pasicznyck, Dr. Erin Elliott, Hootan Shahidi, and myself. It sheds light onto how going to continuing education has allowed me to meet so many great people and how some of them have become such mentors to me. Its late night conversations like this that don’t happen with virtual continuing education. I am lucky because not only have I learned stuff to help m practice, but I also have new friends in the industry. I think it’s an episode you can take a lot away from. I hope you enjoy!
Well, it turns out the three of us know absolutely nothing about embezzlement, hiring, or firing! But seriously, this was a very eye opening for all of us as I am sure it will be for you. David Harris is a private investigator, cpa, and now embezzlement specialist in Dentistry.
In this episode, he points out a lot of eye opening facts and figures on dental embezzlement. It’s a real deal and could be affecting you right now! He is super open and candid about what we need to do and how we can avoid being embezzled from.
David’s company, Prosperident is all about helping dentists avoid this. If you personally have a suspicion that something is going on I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his company to investigate. They do it in a very stealth way that is completely hidden from everyone. He actually is giving our listeners a questionnaire that usually runs $129 through the end of 2017. Its free here, https://www.prosperident.com/prosperidents-embezzlement-risk-assessment-questionnaire/.
-David’s Contact info
In this episode we combined two different episdoes into one master episode. We actually talk with three people. First off we talked with Jordon Comstock who started Boomcloud an in office membership plan software and Ben Tuinei who started Veritas Dental Resources. Veritas is a company that deals with adding, dropping, and analyzing your insurance companies and even negotiating higher fees. Together both Jordon and Ben host a podcast that I would encourage you to listen to called “Navigating Dental Insurance”.
It was a treat doing a joint podcast with these guys who are super informative and knowledgeable about both issues. We personally have been looking into these types of things and so it was very helpful.
The back half of the episode we talked with a company called Privvy, who does a very similar thing that Boomcloud does. Emile Barraza and Abi Sheshadri the co founders joined us to talk about how there company differs. Privvy is a start up and is much smaller than Boomcloud, but does have a lower entry cost. Boomcloud has a higher entry cost but much more experience. It will be interesting to see how these companies continue to do and I would encourage to look into both of them!
If you have been in dentistry for at least an hour you have probably heard of Dr. Howard Farran. Known for being the creator of the largest dental forum online, DentalTown, and the Townie Meeting held every year in Vegas. If you want a straight shooting, business savvy, uncensored approach to getting off to a good start in your dental career…takes a listen!
Personally for Peyman and I this was a really fun episode. We actually were fortunate enough to see and meet Dr. Farran at Tennessee my second year of dental school. He was one of the first people to inspire me to look beyond just the clinical part of dentistry and at the business side. To get to interview him and bounce ideas back and forth was a neat moment for us!
When we started trying to do medical billing the majority of my team and dentists in our area said we didn’t have a good chance of getting paid. Well, after a couple months of now using Code and getting things processed we have gotten a couple different claims paid and a bunch more in the pipeline. The standout is obviously the $5,000 check for a sleep appliance.
I knew that in our office we couldn’t take on more roles in office and that if we wanted to be successful we would need to team up with a third party. That’s when I met Hootan and Code. I can honestly say that they have been great to work with and we wouldn’t be successful without them.
In this episode we talk about the nuances of medical billing, where you can get paid, and the best approach to doing it. Its super informative but only touches the iceberg. You can find out more by attending one of his conferences, dinners, or courses in Raleigh at the 3d-dentists.com. His fees are super affordable at $1,000 for initial start up and only 8% of claims actually paid. His website is Code!
One of the best parts about being an owner and a dentist is being able to travel around with dental buddies, learn from each other, and write it all off! A couple of weeks ago The Holeshot and I flew down to Austin with four other dentists and an attorney to meet up with 2 local dentists. We rented a house on the lake, talked about dentistry, drank some beer, and had a great time!
This episode is a compilation of two of the times we recorded driving to and from Top Golf. Our first Roadcast if you will!
Content wise I thought it was really good, we had Dr. Jeff Alford who is an Oral Surgeon in Austin, Dr. Alec Rice, an Orthodontist in Nashville, Dr. Jeff Riggs an Oral Surgeon in Nashville, and then we had our resident attorney Clay Lee from Nasvhille. We talked about everything from getting into a specialty, to finding a job, to a really good conversation on opoid addiction and what we can do to help and not get in legal trouble!
Take a listen and enjoy this laid back good time!!! Work Harder Not Smarter!
In this episode we hear how Dr. JohnnyP went from dropping our of his residency program after 3 months of being there and backing out on a practice purchase in the last hour, to owning multiple practices with the latest technology. It was great having a super candid conversation about the defining moments looking back on his 7 year career so far.
This is a great episode for new dentists because he shares about how making tough decisions defined his path. Not to mention what life as associate was like before owning a practice and then having to now hire associates. It’s a great perspective.
We also talked about investing in yourself, technology, and being a risk taker. Take a listen and make sure to check out his website www.evodds.com and shot him an email with questions or if your looking for a job at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seriously, if you’re a new graduate looking for a great opportunity near Indianapolis you should give him call! Thanks everybody! –Sully
After a delicious meal at Chipotle Peyman and I sat down and got to talk with Dr. Baron Grutter who is a Michigan native currently practicing in the Midwest. I loved this episode because it really answers so many of the questions new dentists have and we get to see how things unfolded for him looking back in hindsight on everything. Questions such as dealing with debt, buying equipment for practice, buying a second office, hiring associates are just some of the stuff we got into.
And if that’s not enough we also hit on all the exciting things Baron has his hands in currently on the technology side. Baron is a part of the Blue Sky Bio team an open source software for all things implants, 3D printing, and now aligners for ortho. He currently teaches a number of courses on these subjects. For more info check his website out at www.BSPOrthoTraining.com to find out more about when courses are available! Thanks again for listening and keep spreading the word!
Sticking with the theme of good value for the money on consulting we follow up Laura Hatch with Travis Hornsby, founder of Student Loan Planner. Obviously student loans are getting out of hand and its probably the number 1 question students/new graduates have questions about. In this episode we dive right into the issues of how this happened, how to pay them off, and the options in which to do it.
I have to admit I was skeptical about this interview when we set up but was blown away with Travis. His wife is an MD so he has a unique relationship to the medial field. In addition, his fees for analyzing your loans and giving non-biased advice are super reasonable. His flat fees are $199 for an individual and $299 for a couple where they both have debt.
Reality is financial advisors and your family friend is probably the worst places to go to get advice on this subject. This is a great episode to share with friends! Below are some resources Travis gave me and remember to check us out at www.millennialdentist.com
Free dental school loan calculator download
Refinancing guide for all the places dentists want to check for rates:
When we all graduate we really have no clue how to run a business, manage a team, or even train the team. Frankly, we are just trying to all figure out how to do the dentistry and keep our heads above water! Consultants and in office training can be super expensive and takes up time when you could be seeing patients.
We don’t usually promote individual companies, but Front Office Rocks is an excellent resource for young dentists. 7-10 minute videos on everything related to dealing with insurance, the disgruntled patient, and answering the phone. All for $149.00 a month with no contract! All three of us have signed up and have been thrilled with the results!
Thanks for listening and as always we love to hear feedback/questions you have! Also if you haven’t yet follow us on Facebook and Instagram because we do a lot of live videos, post cases, and give aways!
Welcome back everyone! After a month off of some summer fun and activities we are getting back on our normal weekly release schedule. The last month has been all about getting really good content and interviewing lots of smarter people than us! We’re excited about the fall slate of episodes.
In this episode, Dr. Peyray, Dr. Dan, my partner/father, and I answer a couple questions on topics that we have gotten from a number of people. IV vs conscious sedation, how to communicate better with older patients and team members, treatment planning, and how much a new graduate should be spending on CE among other things.
If you got a minute please head over to Itunes and leave us a review, make sure to spread the word about the podcast, and if your interested in some Millennial Dentist Swag hit us up on our website, www.millennialdentist.com.
Wow! We just want to say thanks to everyone for listening…we cant believe we are releasing our 20th episode! We have been thrilled with the feedback from everyone so keep it coming!
In this episode we gather all together to talk about the state of the podcast and where we are at personally in our dental practices since we started back 6 months ago. We had a great discussion on sleep apnea, how Peyray is killing it and where we see the podcast going.
The plan is to take about a month off and really gather good content, hear from you and get your feedback, and frankly enjoy some time away from editing! Please be in touch and share with your friends! We will see you in August!!!
Virtual consults, test-drive makeovers, and personal branding have all been huge parts to Dr. Brian Harris’ early success! Although he isn’t a millennial he is leading the charge in the progressive ever changing landscape of dentistry. For instance, turning the idea that you can’t have a practice built on 25-35 year olds upside down!
Dr. Brian runs a practice in Arizona specifically designed around Smile design and Smile Makeovers! He works about three days a week and lectures and teaches on the side. You can check out his website at DrBrianHarris.com to find out more about his style of practice and the courses he offers!
Ultimately, this episode boils down to finding ways to love what you do. Figure out what your goals are and work backwards. Life is too short to grind it out. So set up your practice the way you want and work smarter not harder! Check out our website Millennialdentist.com.
Special thanks to Matt Winstead the Vice President of Oral Arts Dental Lab out of Huntsville, AL for driving up to Nashville to do a podcast about working with the lab. It was also great because we happen to get a surprise guest from Tbone himself who also happened to be in town. Peyman and Oral Arts have had a great working relationship and all three of us agree that there is more to working with your lab then just sending them a script!
When was the last time you visited your lab? When was the last time you called them to discuss a case? As a new dentist the lab can be a great asset for not only making you a better dentist, but also making your life easier! In this episode we discuss all this stuff as well as the future of dentistry in regards to using dental labs.
We want to take a moment to thank everyone for listening! Please spread the word and remember to work smarter….not harder!
After meeting up at the “Voices of Dentistry” in Nashville earlier this year, we knew we had to sit down with Danny Domingue. As far as we were concerned we hit it off and loved what this guy had to say about implants and being a badass young dentist. We were also a couple fireballs deep with the Dentists, Implants, and Worms crew so that might have had something to do with it being so memorable!
This interview reminds me more of a fireside chat then an interview! We dive into the pathway to placing implants for a new grad, importance of continuing education, the future of implant dentistry, and a bunch of other random interesting stuff. As the youngest diplomat ever for the American Board of Oral Implantoligists, Peyman and I were just trying to extract info!
Danny is currently the President of the membership committee for the AAID, owner of a practice in Lousiana, and does a good bit of teaching on the side. You can see more about his bio on his website. He has a two day course coming up November 10th and 11th that I am planning on going to so check it out! Also follow him on instagram at @implantdiplomate and join the facebook group Implants in Black and White.
A couple months back Peyray I bumped into Dr. Jason Campbell at the Voices of Dentistry Summit. In a quick five minute conversation I knew we had to get him on the podcast. Dr. Campbell has created an entire institute called the Advanced Prosthetics Institute in Prescott, Arizona to teach dentists on the importance of taking a biofunctional approach to dentistry.
Holsinger, Peyray, and myself sat down with Dr. Campbell for about an hour to hear his journey from associate to owning a niche practice that deals with complex patients and care. In addition we talk about the role his teaching plays in what he does and the courses he offers at API.
This episode is worth a listen. I can honestly say I won’t look at teeth the same way after our conversation and his course on biofunction has jumped to the top of our list! We even got a special discount for our listeners. Sign up for one course with the code millennialdds2017 to get $150 off either course. Or 10% off if you sign up for both courses with the code API10for2. As always we thank you for your support and hope you will keep spreading the word!
If there is one thing I love about this episode it’s that it gets to the core of why we started it. Drs. Galen and Davina Detrik decided that they didn’t want to practice dentistry the way its always been done. They didn’t want to grind away, miss out on life, work for 30 years and look back and wonder what happened! So instead they made some crazy life decisions and haven’t looked back.
Husband, wife, business partners, both doctors are changing the landscape. In 2014 they quit their associateships and started an Air BnB style dental practice. Focusing in on high-end cases making dentistry more of an experience then a clinic. Their business name probably sums it up, “Thrive Bioesthtics” where they actually practice dentistry and their course “Thrive Experience Masterclass” where Thrive stands for Time, Happiness, Relevance, Income, Variety, and Expereince. The six qualities that Dr. Galen says are really what we all want for a fulfilled life!
Check out this episode, their website, and their course! I hope that this episode will be an inspiration to many new graduates who want to follow their dream to make it a reality! Make sure to spread the word and follow us on facebook! Check out our new friends on instagram at @thrivebioaesthetics and @davinardetrik!
Peyman and I had an awesome time interviewing founder of Implant compare Blake McClellan on his journey over the past year and the great resource that Implant compare is. Implant Compare now available on itunes, google play, and online is a completely free resource to dentists. Implant Compare started off as an instagram account to allow dentists to share cases and stories in regards to implant dentistry and everything around it. Focusing on live streaming surgeries they have grown to over 27,000 followers in just over one year.
We talked all about implant compare and how social media is impacting our practices today. Needless to say Blake knows a thing about that as they now have listeners and followers in over 84 countries!
Take a listen and make sure to follow them on instagram @implantcompare and check out there website at implantcompare.com