On Episode 32 Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron announce and discuss our new mentoring program, Mentur DDS. We started the Dental Realist Podcast to help other dentists and dental students navigate their career in dentistry and Mentur DDS will allow us to do this on a more personal level. We discuss our early days in dentistry and why we wish we would have had mentors that could help give us a head start in dentistry.
We also discuss some of the traits we look for when hiring new staff members and much more! We would love you to join us.
In this packed episode Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron start by discussing how patient stress can impact the treating dentist.
We continue our discussion by answering a listener’s questions about dealing with a bad owner-dentist. Whose job is it to bring in new patients? Who decides which types of materials are to be used? Who should pay for practice marketing? What questions should a new dentist ask before accepting an associate position?
We wrap up this episode by talking about an example of out-of-control student loan debt. Where does the burden fall when dental student debt continues to grow unchecked? Should dental school tuition continue to increase when dentist income is going down?
**We apologize for a technical difficulty with Dr. Neff’s audio in the second half of this episode.**
In this episode we discuss some actual situations that happened recently at our offices. We start by discussing Dr. Neff’s recent experience with a salesperson. Are salespeople out of touch with real world dentistry? Do they really have the dentist’s best interest in mind?
We continue our discussion with a unique insurance situation that Dr. Stevens encountered not long ago. What is an insurance’s role in the doctor-patient relationship? Are insurances practicing dentistry without a license when they recommend treatment?
We discuss these topics and much more on this episode of the Dental Realist Podcast. We would love you to join us!
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.