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 11 – Zero-Cost Practice Boosters

In this episode we discuss many of the common sense and inexpensive ways to help improve your practice. No expensive equipment or products required. What message are you sending to your patients? How can you pleasantly surprise your patients? How can marketing money be best used? Are you attending the right CE courses? Is your lab helping you convey the right image? We discuss all of this and more!

All episodes are available on iTunes and Libsyn.

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