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Episode 30 – Dealing With a Bad Employer

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.**

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Episode 29 – Important Questions From a Dental Student

In this episode we answer a second year dental student’s email about his future after dental school.

-With $300-350k in student debt, is it possible to have the lifestyle his family wants?

-What is a good timetable to plan to purchase a practice?

-Is working in public health for a year after dental school a good option?

-What is realistic income in an area that is saturated with dentists?

We answer these questions and many more. This is an episode every future and new dentist needs to hear. We’d love you to join us!

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Episode 28 – Dealing With Insurances and Salespeople

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!

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Episode 27 – Managing Dental School Debt and Practice Stress

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!

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Episode 26 – How Dentistry is Changing

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.

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Episode 25 – Real World Dentistry w/ Steve Parker

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.

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Episode 24 – Tax Planning w/ Craig Cody

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 craig@ccodycpa.com

Episode 23 – Student Debt’s Influence on Dental Practices

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.

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Episode 22 – What Does the ADA Actually Do?

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.

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Episode 21 – How Can the Solo Dentist Survive?

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.

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