Episode 51 – Practice Transitions w/ Randon Jensen

On Episode 51 we welcome Randon Jensen, practice transition consultant with CTC Associates, to the Dental Realist Podcast to discuss all aspects of practice transitions.

-Is practice ownership still an attractive option for dentists?

-What is the profile of a first-time buyer?

-When is the right time to sell?

-What is important when applying for a practice loan?

-Mr. Jensen also walks us through the selling and buying processes.

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Episode 49 – Feeling Like an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved. It can affect people in any profession, including dentistry. On Episode 49 we discuss what Imposter Syndrome is, how it can affect dentists, and what can be done to manage it.

We start the show by discussing our favorite bands and musicians and we would love for you to join us!

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Episode 48 – An Unprecedented Return

Most dentists are back to work, but how has Covid-19 affected the everyday operations of dental offices? On Episode 48 we discuss:

-How we felt going back to full-time dentistry.

-The extra precautions we’re taking.

-Our least favorite pandemic phrases.

-A variety of news topics.

We start the episode by discussing our favorite movies of all time. We’d love you to join us on this unprecedented episode as we try to return to the new normal.

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Episode 47 – Staying Positive in Trying Times

Even though most dentists are only allowed to treat emergency patients right now, there are still some ways to stay positive and also tackle some necessary projects at the office. We discuss some ways to find positivity during this stressful time, as well as continuing to be productive even when patient treatment is not an option.

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Episode 46 – The COVID-19 Effect on Dentistry

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life and is now having a profound effect on dentistry. On Episode 46 we discuss:

-The ADA’s recommendations for dental practices

-How dentists are coping during this crisis

-How the virus has changed every day practice

-The effect the virus is having on dental students

We also talk about Dr. Neff’s television debut and much, much more. This is a stressful time for dentists and students. We’ll get through it together.

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Episode 45-Standing Up To Insurance Companies w/ Benjamin Tuinei

On Episode 45 we talk with Benjamin Tuinei to discuss how dentists can fight against low insurance reimbursements. Mr. Tuinei is the founder and CEO of Veritas Dental Resources and host of The Navigating Dental Insurance Podcast. We cover a variety of topics, including:

-How to negotiate higher reimbursements.

-How to know when to drop an insurance plan.

-How to communicate with patients when dropping an insurance plan.

We also discuss how dentistry got to this point with insurance and what is being done on a national level to improve the situation.

Episode 43 – Deciding on a Job After Dental School

Choosing which job to pursue after dental school can be one of the dental student’s most important decisions. On Episode 43 we discuss our individual stories for getting started after dental school, when dental students should start researching job opportunities, who to contact first, and what we would look for in an associate or practice purchaser. We start Episode 43 by discussing our favorite candy. We would be honored if you would join us!

Episode 42 – Holiday Bonuses for the Dental Team

The dental team is one of the most important assets of an enjoyable dental career. During the holidays the dental team is usually given a bonus of some kind, but how do you know how much to give each team member? And how do you scale back if your practice has had a slow year? What do you do if you staff begins to expect a bigger bonus each year? And what kind of gift is appropriate for dentists who work in corporate offices. We discuss this and much, much more on Episode 42 of the Dental Realist Podcast!

Episode 40 – Burnout in Dentistry

Burnout in dentistry has become a hot-button issue in recent years with more and more dentists being willing to admit they have experienced moderate to severe stress at some point in their careers.

How is burnout defined?

How does burnout manifest itself?

How can it affect a dentist’s personal and professional life?

What can be done to deal with burnout when it comes?

We answer these questions and many more on Episode 40 of the Dental Realist Podcast.

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Episode 39 – Challenging Patients and Diagnoses

Every dentist encounters patients who have oral hygiene issues that are difficult to diagnose and questions that may not have clear-cut answers. Also, some patients claim to have immaculate oral hygiene home care, but still get cavities and want to know why.

What are the best ways to deal with these patients?

Is “I don’t know” an acceptable answer?

What is the dentist’s responsibility and the patient’s?

We discuss these topics and much more on Episode 39.

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