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The Life and Dentistry Podcast

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Jul 15, 2019

On today's episode we had the privilege interviewing Dr. Gregg Kinzer from Spear Education. Gregg is a rock star clinician and has a huge footprint at Spear Education.

During the episode, Gregg tells us about his journey to becoming a master clinician and how even though he was prepared, he still experienced failure.

Topics discussed on today's episode:

  • Personal drive for EXCELLENCE 
  • How to feel COMPETENT 
  • Talk like you know what you are doing 
  • How FUNCTIONAL issues are a bigger problem than strength issues
  • Airway problems can lead to major dental problems

Click HERE to visit our SPEAR Education landing page! Let them know we sent you!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

If you have any questions you can send us an email to lifeanddentistry@gmail.com 

We want to say thanks to each and everyone of you for listening and supporting the show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Jun 17, 2019

On todays episode we had the privilege interviewing Dr. Gregg Kinzer from Spear Education. Gregg is a rock star clinician and has a huge footprint at Spear Education.

During the episode, Gregg tell us about his journey to becoming a master clinician and how even though he was prepared, he still experienced failure.

Topics covered on todays episode:

- Personal drive for EXCELLENCE

- How to feel COMPETENT 

- Talk like you know what you are doing

- How FUNCTIONAL issues are a bigger problem than strength issues 

- Airway problems can lead to major dental problems 

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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We want to say thanks to each and everyone of you for listening and supporting the show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!  

May 15, 2019

On today's show the guys sat down with none other than Tbone and Erin Elliot out in Scottsdale, Arizona! As you can tell from the title, this episode got REAL!

What was discussed during the episode:

- Are you asking the right questions to the right people?

- Who do you identify with?

- Are you keeping a life score?

- How to cut through the noise.

- and Much More!

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Enjoy!

May 6, 2019

On todays episode we sat down with Dr. Maloley and Dr. Stimmler at the Voices of Dentistry 2019! 

You all will not want to miss this episode!

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Apr 22, 2019

On today's show we sat down with Dr. Ken Randal. Dr. Ken is a practicing dentist in Chattanooga Tennessee. He was speaking at the local ASDA district meeting and was graciosos enough to sit down with us and give out some of his real world pearls. 

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Apr 15, 2019

On todays episode we sat down with Lisa Moler at the Voices of Dentistry!

This episode is packed with some awesome pearls! 

You will not want to miss this one!

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Enjoy!

Apr 8, 2019

On todays episode the crew sat down with Dr. Brian McGue at the Voices of Dentistry!

Dr. McGue is a practicing dentist and is part of the 3D Dentist team. He teaches the Oral Conscious Sedation course with the 3D Dentists!

Highlights from the show:

- What is oral conscious sedation 

- How can oral conscious sedation help your patients and practice 

- Debunking the myths about oral conscious sedation 

- Nitrous vs oral conscious sedation 

- How to get started with oral conscious sedation 

- and much more!

 

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Apr 1, 2019

On today's episode we sat down with SPEAR Educations VP of marketing Adam McWethy at the Voices of Dentistry!

You will not want to miss this episode!

Click HERE to check out everything SPEAR education has to offer!

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We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all! 

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Mar 4, 2019

On today's show the crew sat down with Dr. Martin Mendelson of SPEAR Education at the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit!

Dr. Mendelson is a SPEAR resident faculty member and SPEAR's Executive Vice President of Client Services. He is responsible for coaching SPEAR study club leaders, directing the SPEAR faculty club, and is also the host of SPEAR Seminars and the SPEAR Summit.

This is an episode that you do not want to miss!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Feb 25, 2019

On today's show the crew sat down with Dr. Addison Killeen and Friend Bechtel at the Voices of Dentistry! 

During the episode, they dove deep into what the Dental Success Network (DSN) is and all that it has to offer! This is one of our shorter episodes, but one that you DO NOT want to miss!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

Click HERE to register for our 3rd ANNUAL LIFE AND DENTISTRY CONFERENCE 2019

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If you have any questions for us, you can send us an email to lifeanddentistry@gmail.com 

We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Feb 18, 2019

On today's episode we sat down with Tyler Tolbert, who is a D2 at the Dental College of Georgia. 

What was discussed on the show:

Why developing your WHY early on is so important

How to develop focused goal setting 

What you need to know before taking large steps in your career

and MUCH MORE!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

Click HERE to register for our 3rd ANNUAL LIFE AND DENTISTRY CONFERENCE 2019

Click HERE to leave us a review on iTunes 

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If you have any questions for us, you can send us an email to lifeanddentistry@gmail.com 

We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Feb 11, 2019

On today's episode, we sat down with Dr. Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D at the Voices of Dentistry. Dr. Mitrani is a faculty member at SPEAR. He attended the University of Washington for a certificate in prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry.

What was discussed on the show:

- What makes SPEAR a great too for success in dentistry 

- What steps to take to help you decide how you want to practice dentistry

- How to gain TRUE respect 

- Why feeling overwhelmed is such a great thing

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

Click HERE to register for our 3rd ANNUAL LIFE AND DENTISTRY CONFERENCE 2019

Click HERE to leave us a review on iTunes 

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If you have any questions for us, you can send us an email to lifeanddentistry@gmail.com 

We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Feb 4, 2019

Live from the District 4 ASDA Convention in downtown Chatanoga Tennessee!

On today's episode we sat down to discuss the upcoming Life and Dentistry Conference, the speaker line-up, all the awesome things that we have planned and MUCH MORE!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

Click HERE to register for our 3rd ANNUAL LIFE AND DENTISTRY CONFERENCE 2019

Click HERE to leave us a review on iTunes

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We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Jan 28, 2019

What was discussed on today's episode:

- Clinical Perfection vs Clinical EXCELLENCE 

- The importance of ENDO/CROWN same visit 

- How to set your clinical FEARS aside when striving for your GOALS

- The VALUE of a GREAT mentor/team

- How to develop strategies to make your team more cohesive 

and MUCH MORE!

 

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We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Jan 14, 2019

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU!

What was discussed on today's episode:

- Why do most people miss their TARGET GOALS

- Steps to MAINTAIN your individual drive towards your goals

- How to get SPECIFIC about what you WANT

- What makes PAIN a greater motivator than PLEASURE 

- At what point should a GOAL become a HABIT

- and much more!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all! 

Enjoy!

Jan 2, 2019

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU!

What was discussed on today's episode:

- Why do most people miss their TARGET GOALS

- Steps to MAINTAIN your individual drive towards your goals

- How to get SPECIFIC about what you WANT

- What makes PAIN a greater motivator than PLEASURE

- At what point should a GOAL become a HABIT

- and much more!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for listening and supporting our show! We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

Dec 3, 2018

On today's show, we were honored to sit down with the president of Dentagraphics, Kent Miller! 

What was discussed on today's episode:

- Top 3 things you need to consider when you're looking for a dental practice 

- What kind of reports you need to be aware of whether you are buying an existing practice or doing a startup 

- How to choose the best area for yourself 

- Why population density matters 

- What makes a location desirable 

- How to determine whether a practice is healthy or not before purchasing 

- How to evaluate a small town versus a large town 

- and MUCH MORE!

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

Nov 26, 2018

What was discussed on today's episode:

- Thanksgiving Eve 

- What our Thanksgiving days look like 

- What we are thankful for and how those things have shaped our lives

- Personal nonnegotiable and living by them-> How this leads to true happiness 

- Voices of Dentistry-> We will be there speaking and podcasting! Don't miss it!

- Life and Dentistry Conference-> This will be our biggest one yet. We have limited seating, with a packed line-up of speakers!

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

 

Nov 12, 2018

On today's episode we sat down with SPEAR CAD/CAM faculty member Dr. Mark Fleming!

Dr. Fleming is a 1978 Ohio State College of Dentistry graduate

- He has spoken to several International groups on CEREC technology 

- Served on the board of an international academy to further the understanding of the technological advancements in dentistry

- Faculty member in the CAD/CAM department at SPEAR 

- Faculty on CERECdoctors.com 

- Editor for CERECdoctors.com 

What was discussed on the show:

- How starting out as an associate can benefit you more than you know 

- Tips on giving PAINLESS injections 

- Understanding how the financial landscape has changed over time with practice purchases 

- How CAD/CAM technology can your practice

- How to justify the financial side of CAD/CAM

- AND MUCH MORE!

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

 

Nov 5, 2018

Last week the crew was invited down to Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona for a behind the scenes tour of the Spear Education Facility. While we were down there we had the chance to catch up with Dr. Sameer Puri. He is the director of CAD/CAM at Spear and is in charge of the website cerecdoctors.com. As typical for us, this episode isn't just about dentistry. We get into some deep discussion on life as well. 

In the episode we talk about:

- What do you want out of life 

- Why are we called the "Life" and Dentistry Podcast 

- Know what your product is before offering it to people 

- How to choose the right CE

- How change is necessary in order to have GROWTH 

- Why digital

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Thank you all so much fo listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

Oct 29, 2018

On today's show we continue our interview with Dr. Chris Phelps. You all will not want to miss the pearls that he drops on this one!

What was discussed on the show:

- How to set you GOAL and ACHIEVE it

- How to manage MULTIPLE practices 

- How to go from 60 NEW PATIENTS per month to 300 NEW PATIENTS per month

- How to gain new patients and at the same time DECREASE your marketing expense 

- How important INFLUENCE and PERSONAL PERSUASION are for a dentist 

- and MUCH MORE!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

Click HERE to leave us a review on iTunes 

www.lifeanddentistry.com 

FACEBOOK 

INSTAGRAM 

TWITTER 

If you have any questions you can send us an email to lifeanddentistry@gmail.com 

Thank you all so much for listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all! 

Enjoy!

Oct 22, 2018

On todays's show Cole, Lu, and Scotty sat down with Dr. Chris Phelps! Dr. Phelps is a practicing, entrepreneurial general dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an amazon best selling author, multiple practice owner, associated with Call Tracker ROI and Golden Goose Scheduling, and was selected as the Doctor's Choice National Dental Award Winner in 2016. Need we say more?

What was discussed on the show:

- How to set your GOAL and ACHIEVE it

- How to manage MULTIPLE practices

- How to go from 60 NEW PATIENTS per month to 300 NEW PATIENTS per month

- How to gain new patients and at the same time DECREASE your marketing expense 

- How important INFLUENCE and PERSONAL PERSUASION are for a dentist

- And MUCH MORE!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

Oct 8, 2018

On this episode, Cole, Scotty, and Big Lu sat down with first year dental student Brandon Evert. Brandon is in his first year of dental school at the University of Illinois. He is ONLY a first year, but he has his own podcast (Extracting Wisdom), he has published his own book (The Ultimate Pre-Dental Guide), and has done an externship with one of the most renowned implantologists around! Need we say more? Seriously if you haven't heard of him, then you need to get to know the name, because it is one that you will be hearing for many years to come. 

During the show, hear how Brandon's journey began and where he gets his determination from. Not many people have these kinds of characteristics, and to have them so early in the game is something special. You all are going to LOVE this episode!

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show! We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

Oct 3, 2018

On this episode, Cole comes through with a clutch interview with one of the best in the business, Dr. Paul Etchinson. Another fellow podcaster, Paul is the author of the book "Dental Practice Hero". In this episode we cover

1. Creating a CULTURE of COACHABILITY 

2. Keys to having a HAPPY long term staff 

3. Minimizing stress 

4. CONSISTENTLY do the right thing 

5. CASH FLOW is key 

6. The patient EXPERIENCE 

Be sure to take time to soak this one up, because it is jam packed with some MUSY KNOW pearls!

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show. We couldn't do this without you all!

Enjoy!

 

Sep 17, 2018

On today's episode, we sat down with Dr. Dave Goldwyn to discuss his unique journey from being an associate to doing his own startup from scratch.

Dr. Dave currently practices in San Antonio, Texas, but is originally from California. After graduating from dental school, he started out working 7 days a week. Half of the week was spent at a corporate office, and the other half was spent at a private practice office. At one point in his career he was involved in owning 5 dental offices, which were under the DSO that they created. He is also the co-host of The Better Dentistry Podcast along with Dr. Bryan Stimmler.

If you have ever wanted to do your own start up dental practice, or if you have ever been curious about what all goes into it, then you will love this episode! 

Topics covered:

- How to go from being an associate to doing your own startup

- What all goes into the front end of the startup

- Why GOOD marketing is EXTREMELY important 

- When to start your marketing 

- How to break down the demographics when looking for a location 

- Different options on outsourcing certain roles in the office  

- How to not miss a new patient phone call

- Different options on measuring metrics in your office

- What scaling to multiple practices can really look like  

- How to keep your dental practice open 7 days a week 

Resources for Life and Dentistry:

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Thank you all so much for listening to the show. We couldn't do any of this without you all!

Enjoy!

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