In this episode we discuss if dental school is worth the debt that most students take on and options for limiting that debt. We also talk about some of the best ways to repay that debt and if student loan forgiveness is a viable option.
Next we discuss what causes the most daily stress in practice and some ways we cope with it. We then talk about how the stress actually affects us and why dentists don’t do more about their stress.
This is an important episode for dental students and dentists alike. We would love you to join us!
In this episode we discuss how dentistry is changing and how these changes will affect the future of dentistry. What affect will retiring baby boomer dentists have on dentistry? Dentists are working less than they did in years past. Why, and will the trend continue? How will a higher female dentist population change dentistry? And what aspect of dentistry has dentists the most dissatisfied? We discuss these topics and much more on episode 26.
In this episode we are joined by Steve Parker, editor-in-chief of The Profitable Dentist magazine, CEO of Excellence in Dentistry, founder of Dentiva Dental Coaching and Consulting, as well as an international speaker and dental journal contributor. In this episode we discuss what new dentists need to do to be successful, what experienced dentists are doing right and wrong in their practices, what the future of dentistry looks like, and much, much more! This episode is enlightening for dental students, new dentists, and experienced dentists. Steve Parker has a wealth of knowledge that is essential for all dentists, no matter where you are in your career.
In this episode we are joined by Craig Cody of Craig Cody and Company Inc. Craig is a certified public accountant and a certified tax coach, as well as the author of 10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands. We discuss the role your accountant should play in your dental practice, how proactive tax planning can save you thousands of dollars, some nuggets on how to save you and your practice money, and much more.
For a FREE COPY of Craig Cody’s book 10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands click here! You can also contact Craig at 516-869-4051 or email at email@example.com
In this episode we discuss Howard Farran’s article “Suck It Up, Buttercup” and Decisions in Dentistry’s article “How Educational Debt Influences Practice Choices.” With dental school student loan debt being so high are dentists able to choose which procedures they want to do or should general dentists being doing everything? How does dental school debt affect practice options after dental school? We give our opinions on these articles and much, much more in the world of dentistry.
In this episode we address our thoughts on the American Dental Association. Is the ADA really on the side of dentists? Does the ADA support dentists like we want it to? With dental school tuition skyrocketing and dental insurance reimbursements rapidly declining, what would we like to see the ADA do? We cover these crucial topics and much more on this latest episode of the Dental Realist Podcast.
In this episode we discuss what we learned recently at Dr. Charles Blair’s lecture at the Utah Dental Association Convention and give our thoughts. Currently, how are corporate dentistry and insurance companies affecting the solo owner dentist? What steps, if any, can be taken to ensure the survival of the solo dentist? Where is dentistry headed in the future? And much, much more.
In this episode we discuss the challenges facing dentistry and the Dentaltown article written by Dr. Gordon Christensen titled Challenges Facing the U.S. Dental Profession. What are the main concerns of dentists today? What are the solutions? Who should take the lead in correcting these challenges? We discuss all of this and much, much more. If you are a dentist or future dentist you don’t want to miss this episode.
On episode 19 we discuss the US News & World Report’s ranking of dentist as the #1 job in America in 2017. What did this report get right and what did it miss? What should have been included in this report that wasn’t? We also discuss the change in dentist pay and how this affects dental students, new dentists, and even veteran dentists.
In this episode, we discuss what motivates the dental staff. How do you handle Christmas bonuses? What about monthly bonuses? Is there an ideal bonus system? What is more important: money or praise? We discuss what has worked for us and what hasn’t, and much more!