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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 27, 2018

Design Your Graphics and Your Life with Russ Perry

 

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Watch full video of the interview by clicking here!

 

Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 83

Hosts: Dr. Peter Boulden & Dr. Craig Spodak

Guest: Russ Perry, Founder and CEO of Design Pickle

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Secret to the success of Design Pickle
    • Hire designers full time, treat them well, let them work directly with customers
    • Cultivate relationships
  • Key elements of great content
    • Simple is always better
    • Emotional, different, disruptive graphic
    • Do not over communicate
    • Provide visual inspiration about design needs
  • Design Advice
    • Deploy, just roll with it
  • Warrior Week (Wakeup Warriors)
    • Training program for men
    • Reprogram men: health, wellness, relationships
    • Not a masculine program, but a man program
    • There is equality but there is a difference in man, woman, age
    • Men and women have different challenges when approaching situations
    • Eliminates the sedation that entrepreneurs experience
  • Get 25% off your first month of Design Pickle HERE

 

References:

Russ Perry

In My “Fillings” Challenge

Warrior Week

The Blackout Experience

 

Tweetables:

Simple is always better. – Russ Perry

If you borrow from one, it’s plagiarism. If you borrow from many, it’s research. – Dr. Craig Spodak

Something is better than nothing. – Russ Perry

Do what you’re good at and hire out the rest. – Russ Perry

Sep 20, 2018

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 82

Hosts: Dr. Peter Boulden & Dr. Craig Spodak

Guest: Reese Harper, CEO DentistAdvisors.com

 

Watch full video of the interview by clicking here!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Average retirement age for dentists is 69
  • Most dentists retire when they think they can, they don’t wait longer
  • When to retire
    • Calculate total net worth, retirement accounts, cash, investment to determine
    • Make 30-35 times what is spent in 1 year at any age younger than 70
      • Example: $200,000 spent in a year, net worth should be $6-7 million
    • TT Score: Net worth divided by annual spending
      • Wealth should grow at 3.3% or more at a TT score of 30 to never run out of money and maintain principle
  • A lot of people don’t have a clear picture of how their net worth is growing, so they don’t make any changes
  • Track personal net worth statement and progress report quarterly
  • Spending 30% of your total gross rate is ideal
    • This will allow a 20+% savings rate
    • Average savings % is 21
  • Focus on net worth not savings
  • People often pursue accumulating assets in the wrong order
    • Focus on practice equity, then liquidity, then qualified assets, then real estate
  • More practice equity leads to higher investment returns

 

References:

Explore the Elements

 

Tweetables:

If you’re not getting a roadmap, how do you know where the roads are? – Dr. Peter Boulden

Sep 13, 2018

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 81

Hosts: Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Jacob Puhl, DEO Dental Group

 

Watch full video of the interview by clicking here!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Perspective on dental industry
    • Operationalizing: Consolidation of the highly fragmented dental industry
      • Practices are becoming legitimate well-run businesses
      • Locations are going from a lifestyle business to cost & convenience
      • Consolidation allows the easy button to be hit in the dental industry
    • Create efficiencies in the practice
      • Tendency is to open more locations but the goal is to expand your current location
      • Duplicity of functions under 1 location is key
    • Success Formula
      • Just make what you’re doing is the best that it can be
      • Instill sound principles and think like an executive
        • 1 step at a time vs taking 10 steps
        • Abundantly thinking towards next step
        • Decide what your next best dollar is
        • Open an extra 2 hrs/day, add specialties, reduce cost or raise revenue
      • Nature vs Nurture
        • Entrepreneurship can be learned by dentists
          • The key is to know yourself and know what you’re capable of
          • Have at least one business-minded person on your team
          • Hire for your inadequacies
          • Have a support system with like-minded people
        • DEO
          • Based on Mastermind Formula
          • Focus on 3 things; grow yourself, grow your people, grow your business

 

References:

Scrum Methodology

DEO 2018 Fall Summit – Should I Build, Sell, or Partner?  Use code BULLETPROOF for $100 Off Registration

Dr. Marc Cooper

Mastering the Business of Practice by Dr. Marc Cooper

 

Tweetables:

Make what you’re doing the best that it can be. – Dr. Peter Boulden

Don’t shrink your way to greatness. – Dr. Peter Boulden

Grow yourself, grow your people, grow your business. – Jacob Puhl

Sep 6, 2018

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 80

Hosts: Dr. Peter Boulden & Dr. Craig Spodak

Guest: Dr. Cory Glenn, VP of Technology for Blue Sky Bio

 

Watch full video of the interview by clicking here!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Quick Genesis: Dr. Cory Glenn
    • Graduated in 2008, started in solo practice right away
    • Treated Leukemia but back pain never got better
    • Sold the practice due to health issues
  • Overview of where the digital workflow is and where it’s going
    • Digital isn’t new but it is finally accessible
    • The digital space is not a cost impediment
    • Example: Practice Clear Liner Ortho for under $300 a case with a $5k 3d printer
  • Pros and Cons for 3D Printers
    • Moonray
      • Quality printer
      • Plays nice with more materials
      • Simple printer
    • Formlabs
      • Quality printer
      • Closed approach on what materials they will develop profiles for
    • Recommended Digital Printer: Moonray
      • Not because of accuracy but because of materials
      • Speed of print
      • Multi-functional
    • Scanner used to capture information: Shining 3D DSEX Scanner
      • Scans in 5 minutes
    • PVS vs Digital Scanning
      • PVS is preferred, cost is better, builds experience, is less demanding and easier
      • Digital Scanning makes you a better Dentist
    • Discovery of Scanning Impressions
      • Relatively new 2-3 years ago
    • Digitizing workflow and improving accuracy
      • Never send a physical impression to lab
      • Take a physical impression then scan
      • Send STL file to Lab Pronto (Uber for Dentistry)
      • Lab will send back a digital crown made from file
      • Do not need a printer for this process unless you want to print a model to cross-check
    • Recommend Digital Wax ups on everyone because it’s valuable
      • Hire 1 employee that only makes digital wax ups
    • DSD vs Digital Wax Up
      • DSD offers a higher level of service
      • DSD is more expensive
    • Denture Technology
      • One of the most important things a new Dentist should learn
      • Insurance reimbursement for Dentures is very poor yet the lab bill is the highest
      • Dentures are time consuming
      • Digital dentures do not solve these issues
      • Digital dentures are more expensive, does not cut down on time, does not cut down on appointments
      • Blue Sky Plan helps solve these issues with free software, Lab Pronto, printers & scanners
    • Technology is ready to deploy in dentures. A few options include:
      • Print teeth in white and print base in pink then bond together
      • Monolithic denture
      • MFH is a fav
      • Print base, place teeth, then let lab process

 

References:

Moonray 3D Printer

Formlabs 3D Printer

Shining 3D Scanner

Blue Sky Plan

Lab Pronto

IDT Dental Lab

Darin Throndson

 

Tweetables:

You can’t unring the bell when you show patients what they can look like. – Dr. Peter Boulden

Cheaper, easier, better is the goal. – Dr. Cory Glenn

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