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The Dentalpreneur Podcast w/ Dr. Mark Costes

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The goal of this podcast is to assemble the greatest minds of the dental profession and to pass on their most valuable and succinct lessons, in order to help you to achieve your full potential in practice and in life. Let's face it. Dentistry can be a frustrating and isolating profession... but you don't have to be an island anymore. It's possible to become more profitable, less stressed and more fulfilled in your career and it's our mission is to help you get there. For a whole host of free practice building tips and resources, visit our website at TrueDentalSuccess.com

Location:

United States

Description:

The goal of this podcast is to assemble the greatest minds of the dental profession and to pass on their most valuable and succinct lessons, in order to help you to achieve your full potential in practice and in life. Let's face it. Dentistry can be a frustrating and isolating profession... but you don't have to be an island anymore. It's possible to become more profitable, less stressed and more fulfilled in your career and it's our mission is to help you get there. For a whole host of free practice building tips and resources, visit our website at TrueDentalSuccess.com

Language:

English

Contact:

928-910-2641


Episodes
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2027: Are You Sure It's Time To Panic? Pt. 2

7/12/2024
On today’s episode, Dr. Summer Kassmel continues her discourse on empowering leadership within dental practices from her presentation at DSS 2024. She delved into the importance of audit systems in maintaining the integrity of office protocols, stressing the need for regular checks to ensure consistency and accountability. Dr. Kassmel explained how rotating audit responsibilities among dental assistants (DAs) not only helps in maintaining standards but also cultivates a culture of peer-to-peer accountability. Expanding on leadership development, she advised against hastily assigning titles to emerging leaders, emphasizing instead the observation of their ability to manage projects and uphold standards consistently. This approach, she suggested, prepares them for leadership by gradually increasing their responsibilities, thereby diffusing power within the practice and strengthening team dynamics. Dr. Kassmel also discussed the identification and nurturing of potential leaders, focusing on traits like high accountability, internal motivation, and healthy empathy. These qualities, she argued, are crucial for leaders who can sustain high standards without constant external motivation. She highlighted the importance of humility and active listening in leadership, skills that enhance team communication and effectiveness. Towards the end of her talk, Dr. Kassmel touched on the concept of "disciplined empowerment," which involves trusting leaders to make decisions and holding them accountable for results rather than processes. She shared personal experiences and insights into the challenges of leadership, including the need for honest communication and maintaining high standards to ensure patient care quality. Dr. Kassmel concluded by reflecting on the personal and professional growth that comes from creating a leadership team that not only meets but exceeds the cultural and operational goals of a dental practice. She offered her leadership packet for further guidance, reinforcing her commitment to developing effective leaders in the dental industry. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:34:07

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2026: Are You Sure It's Time To Panic? Pt. 1

7/11/2024
On today’s episode, we are thrilled to bring you insights from Dr. Summer Kassmel's presentation titled "Creating a Leadership Team". Dr. Kassmel, who has over a decade of experience and multiple roles including CEO of Castle Peak Dental and Avon Dental, shares her journey in the dental field and the pivotal role of creating a strong leadership team in enhancing business success and personal fulfillment. She talks about the transformational power of viewing challenges as opportunities, which has propelled her professional life forward. Dr. Kassmel discusses the importance of leadership in dental practice, emphasizing how it can drastically alter the trajectory of one’s career, bringing joy and satisfaction. Her talk delves into practical aspects of leadership, including the establishment of a capable leadership team that carries forward the mission and enhances the culture of the organization. Throughout her session, Dr. Kassmel recounts personal anecdotes and lessons learned from mistakes made along the way, offering tactical advice to dental professionals on how to avoid similar pitfalls. She highlights the effectiveness of her webinars and training programs, such as the Dental Career Academy, in preparing dental professionals across the country to excel in their practices. Furthermore, Dr. Kassmel passionately speaks about her initiative, the Lady Leaders of Dentistry, which provides a platform for sharing valuable leadership and management strategies not just for women, but for all professionals within the dental community. This initiative reflects her dedication to empowering others by providing the tools and knowledge necessary for success. This episode not only focuses on the strategic elements of building a leadership team but also touches on Dr. Kassmel's personal experiences that underscore the critical nature of leadership in achieving business success and personal growth. Her message encourages dental professionals to embrace leadership roles not as a burden, but as an opportunity to positively influence their practices and the industry at large. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:37:50

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2025: From Basketball to Dentistry

7/10/2024
On today’s episode, Mark sits down with Dr. Thomas Fow, a Scottsdale, Arizona native with a unique and inspiring journey to dentistry. Dr. Fow, who initially focused on basketball, was recruited to play at the United States Air Force Academy where he earned his BS in Biology and served as an orbital engineer for the Air Force. Despite his impressive career start, Dr. Fow was inspired by his family's legacy in dentistry and pursued a Doctoral Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. After a few years in private practice, he returned for advanced training in surgical dentistry. Dr. Fow shares his incredible journey, from the challenges of balancing Division 1 basketball and rigorous academics at the Air Force Academy to his transition from engineering to dentistry. He recounts the demanding nature of military training and how it shaped his resilience and dedication. Dr. Fow’s story includes overcoming a low GPA from the academy, retaking essential courses, and ultimately earning his place in dental school despite significant setbacks. Now a traveling implant dentist in the Denver Metro area and a surgical mentor at the Colorado Surgical Institute, Dr. Fow discusses his passion for surgery, particularly full-arch surgeries, and the profound impact it has on patients' lives. He offers valuable advice for dental students and young dentists on finding their passion, the importance of gaining general dentistry experience, and the path to surgical proficiency. Dr. Fow also reflects on his faith and the pivotal moments that led him to pivot his career path, emphasizing the importance of embracing challenges and betting on oneself. His story is a testament to perseverance, adaptability, and the pursuit of excellence in both personal and professional realms. Listeners are encouraged to follow Dr. Fow on Instagram at @tfowdds or email him at thomas.fowdds@gmail.com for insights into his day-to-day practice and to reach out with any questions. Join Dr. Mark Costas and Dr. Thomas Fow for an inspiring and insightful conversation that highlights the importance of resilience, continuous learning, and following one’s passion in dentistry. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.studiozdental.comhttps://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:44:07

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2024: Being Inefficient Pt. 2

7/9/2024
On today’s episode, we have the second half of the 2-parts from Dr. Aaron Nicholas' presentation at the Mastermind event for the Dental Success Institute (DSI) in June 2024, Dr. Nicholas delved deeper into strategies for enhancing efficiency in dental practices. He began by stressing the importance of writing down and analyzing procedures to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement. By codifying steps and streamlining processes, practices can significantly enhance their operational efficiency. Dr. Nicholas further discussed the significance of having standard protocols and game plans for various procedures and office activities. He highlighted the benefits of well-defined systems in ensuring consistency and reducing unnecessary delays, which ultimately leads to improved productivity. Emphasizing the value of training and supporting staff, Dr. Nicholas spoke about the importance of delegating tasks to assistants and ensuring that everyone knows their roles. He underlined the necessity of effective communication and pre-briefing with the team to ensure smooth operations. Lastly, Dr. Nicholas highlighted the importance of continuous improvement through audits, feedback, and adjustments. He encouraged practices to regularly review their systems and procedures, gather feedback from staff, and make necessary adjustments to maintain high levels of efficiency and quality in patient care. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:39:41

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2023: Being Inefficient Pt. 1

7/8/2024
On today’s episode, we have the first of 2-parts from Dr. Aaron Nicholas' presentation at the recent Mastermind event for the Dental Success Institute (DSI) in June 2024, Dr. Nicholas delved into several critical aspects of achieving success in dental practices. He began by emphasizing the importance of implementation and the need to overcome excuses that hinder progress. Dr. Nicholas discussed the significant value of efficiency and systems within dental practices, highlighting the benefits that protocols, checklists, and standardization bring to improving productivity, reducing stress, and ensuring consistent quality of care. He stressed the necessity of measuring and auditing practice activities to pinpoint inefficiencies and identify areas for improvement. Dr. Nicholas also underscored the crucial role of change and adaptability in maintaining a successful practice, encouraging attendees to embrace and implement necessary changes to stay competitive and efficient in their operations. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:33:06

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2022: Building Trust & Systems

7/5/2024
On today’s episode, we’re joined by recurring guest Sydney Robinson, the Executive Director of the Dental Success Network. The conversation touches on common themes within the network and Sydney's insights from her experience as a traveling consultant. Sydney and Mark discuss the current trends in the dental industry, including the rise of de novo practices and the considerations around acquisitions. They highlight the unique support system within DSN, where dentists can vent frustrations and seek advice in a private and respectful environment. The episode also covers debates on clinical practices, the importance of respectful discourse, and the value of diverse opinions in professional development. Sydney shares her experiences from the road, detailing the common disconnects she observes between practice owners and their teams. She emphasizes the importance of setting clear expectations and defining success for team members. The conversation also delves into the significance of having written systems and protocols and the need for regular calibration meetings to ensure everyone is on the same page. The episode wraps up with a discussion on the importance of personal connections and trust within a team, and the value of having a safe space for open and honest communication. Mark and Sydney also share upcoming events and workshops for continued professional development. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:50:03

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2021: Hygiene Strategies

7/4/2024
On today’s episode, Mark sits down with Rachel Wall, RDH and CEO of Inspired Hygiene. Rachel shares insights from her 30-year career as a clinical hygienist and hygiene productivity coach, discussing her journey from starting Inspired Hygiene in 2004 to building a successful coaching firm. The conversation touches on the triple win approach of Inspired Hygiene, which aims to create healthier patients, engaged hygienists, and profitable practices. Rachel and Mark delve into the challenges of balancing family life and professional commitments, particularly during the college exploration phase for their children. They also discuss the history and philosophy of Inspired Hygiene, emphasizing the importance of calibrating hygiene teams with modern practices and technology. Rachel highlights the significance of having a clear standard of care and the benefits of collaborative development within dental teams. The discussion shifts to the current challenges in the dental industry, including the impact of COVID-19 on the supply and demand for hygienists, rising wage expectations, and the adversarial relationships that can develop between hygienists and doctors. Rachel offers practical advice for navigating these challenges, such as the importance of open communication, data-driven decision-making, and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement. Mark and Rachel also explore the nuances of coaching in dental practices, addressing common themes of resistance and the strategies to overcome them. Rachel shares her perspective on the importance of setting realistic expectations and providing support to team members as they adapt to new standards and practices. She emphasizes the need for hygienists to have ownership over their compensation and the potential benefits of shifting towards more innovative compensation models. The episode concludes with Rachel providing information on how listeners can get in touch with Inspired Hygiene for coaching and resources. She invites listeners to visit the Inspired Hygiene website to book discovery meetings and access a wealth of free resources designed to support dental practices. Dr. Costas and Rachel sign off by wishing each other well and expressing their enthusiasm for the upcoming summer activities. EPISODE RESOURCES https://inspiredhygiene.comhttps://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:49:38

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2020: The CEO Effectiveness Assessment

7/3/2024
On today’s episode, Mark delivers a concise yet impactful discussion on the CEO effectiveness assessment. The focus is on establishing objective baselines for leadership, culture, and systemization in dental practices. He emphasizes that the best leaders maintain a keen awareness of their operation's performance through various measurable data points. He highlights the crucial differences between micromanaging and effective leadership, offering insights into how dental professionals can enhance their leadership skills. The episode introduces the assessment used in DSI to gauge CEO effectiveness, providing listeners with practical tips to elevate their leadership and drive success in their practices. This short but action-packed episode is designed to help dental professionals reflect on their current practices, identify key performance data points, and implement effective leadership strategies. Tune in to gain valuable insights and take the next step towards becoming a more effective leader in your dental practice. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:16:40

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2019: Morning Huddles That Matter Pt. 2

7/2/2024
On today’s episode, we have the second half of the 2-parts from Dr. Ben Kacos' presentation on "Morning Huddles That Matter" at the Mastermind event, he emphasized the importance of reviewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) during morning huddles. This practice helps measure and report on daily performance, new patient flow, reappointment rates, and hygiene production, ensuring that the team stays aligned with the practice's goals. Dr. Kacos discussed using morning huddles as an opportunity for teaching and influencing factors such as new patient flow, case acceptance, and treatment planning. He stressed the importance of presenting treatment in terms that resonate with patients, thereby improving case acceptance rates. Continuing his focus on continuous improvement and training, Dr. Kacos highlighted methods such as team retreats, "Back to Basics" cards, and creating a culture of accountability within the team. These approaches help maintain high standards and ensure ongoing professional development. Dr. Kacos also underscored the significance of building a positive office culture. He introduced activities like random acts of kindness, the Kool-Aid Award, culture coins, and patient preference sheets as ways to foster a supportive and engaging environment. Additionally, regularly scheduled team retreats that mix business with fun were highlighted as essential for strengthening team cohesion and morale. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:34:34

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2018: Morning Huddles That Matter Pt. 1

7/1/2024
On today’s episode, we have the first half of 2-parts from Dr. Ben Kacos' presentation titled "Morning Huddles That Matter" at the Mastermind event, he delved into the crucial role of morning huddles in energizing the team and setting a positive tone for the day. He underscored the importance of leadership in maintaining high energy levels and ensuring team motivation right from the start of the day. Dr. Kacos highlighted how morning huddles can build a strong office culture, focusing on praising teamwork and same-day treatment. He emphasized the use of positive reinforcement to encourage desired behaviors and outcomes within the team. Additionally, he discussed the value of leveraging patient reviews and social media feedback as teaching tools. By breaking down positive reviews, he illustrated how specific behaviors and practices led to successful patient interactions, thereby reinforcing good practices within the team. Furthermore, Dr. Kacos stressed the need for continuous training and development within the practice. He introduced systems like “Back to Basics” cards, team growth meetings, and a document vault of training videos. These tools ensure consistent and effective training for both new and existing team members, fostering a culture of ongoing learning and improvement. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:30:02

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2017: The Paradox of Personal Investment

6/28/2024
On today’s episode, we have a quick but impactful episode, titled "The Paradox of Personal Investment," Dr. Costes shares highlights from his recent keynote presentation at the mastermind meeting in Charlotte. Mark discusses the common stories we tell ourselves to justify why we don't take ownership of our personal marketplace. He delves into the paradox of personal investment and emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with people who inspire and push you to be better. The episode also covers strategies for closing seemingly insurmountable gaps and introduces a practical hack for managing chaotic and stressful situations. Listeners will learn about the concept of focusing on important tasks over urgent ones and how this shift in focus can significantly impact personal and professional growth. Additionally, Mark highlights key traits to leverage to become a world-class CEO. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:23:19

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2016: 6 Ways to Make People Like You

6/27/2024
On today’s episode, we're diving into a recent mastermind meeting with our elite practice mastermind private coaching members. The focus of the discussion was on conversation, rapport building, and building trust quickly. Mark referenced Dale Carnegie's iconic book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People," specifically the section titled "Six Ways to Make People Like You." Carnegie emphasizes that the key to turning a conversation into a rapport-building and trust-building process is to get people talking about themselves. People love to talk about themselves, and by engaging them in this way, you can quickly build rapport. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:19:04

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2015: Rallying the Team around Systemization

6/26/2024
On today’s episode, from the recent DSI Mastermind, Dr. Addison Killeen delivered an insightful presentation titled "Rallying the Team around Systemization." Addison highlighted the critical importance of systemization in dental practices, stressing that achieving over 80% systemization can lead to substantial increases in both profitability and efficiency. He emphasized the necessity of having a comprehensive operations manual, created by the team for the team, to ensure clear instructions and accountability for all tasks within the practice. Addison introduced the concept of the Chief Repeating Officer (CRO), a role dedicated to consistently reminding the team of their goals, ensuring the operations manual is utilized effectively, and maintaining accountability for all procedures. Additionally, he illustrated the financial benefits of proper systemization, showing how it can result in significant long-term financial gains, including increased practice value and higher profitability. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:35:47

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2014: Insights & Foundations

6/25/2024
On today’s episode, Mark is on the ZenOne Podcast with Tiger Safarov and delves into various topics, starting with his experiences in dental practice management and the importance of establishing a solid foundation before expanding. Dr. Costes emphasizes the value of building redundancies in dental practices to ensure true freedom for practitioners. He discusses the evolution of his mindset from imposter syndrome and insecurity to embracing persistence and hard work as key elements of success. Dr. Costes also highlights the significance of mentorship and setting high goals, sharing personal anecdotes and insights from his journey. The conversation touches on the generational differences in work ethic and success, with Dr. Costes acknowledging the impressive achievements of young entrepreneurs while also recognizing the challenges they face. He offers advice to young dentists, stressing the importance of mastering a single practice before expanding and maintaining a balanced approach to personal and professional life. Dr. Costes also reveals his plans for the future, including the launch of a new Dental Service Organization (DSO) that will roll up the best practices from his coaching group, supported by private equity funding. This new venture aims to create a strong and well-managed DSO with high valuation practices. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into the world of dental practice management, personal development, and entrepreneurial success. Dr. Costes' experiences and advice offer inspiration and practical guidance for dental professionals and entrepreneurs alike. EPISODE RESOURCES zenone.comhttps://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:48:22

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2013: From Practice to Mission

6/24/2024
On today’s episode, Mark sits down with his great friend, Dr. Aaron Nicholas, the original black belt coach of the Dental Success Institute (DSI). Dr. Nicholas has been a significant contributor to the DSI community for over 12 years and recently delivered a keynote presentation at the Elite Practice Mastermind meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. During this engaging conversation, Dr. Costes and Dr. Nicholas discuss the highlights of Dr. Nicholas' presentation, which offered a unique perspective on achieving success in dental practice by outlining what not to do. This reverse approach resonated deeply with the audience, providing actionable insights for improving efficiency and productivity in dental practices. The duo also shares their excitement for their upcoming annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where they will provide much-needed dental care to underserved communities. Dr. Costes reflects on the rewarding experiences of past trips, emphasizing the personal and professional growth gained from participating in such meaningful work. They discuss the logistics of setting up pop-up clinics, the challenges faced, and the incredible impact these trips have on both the volunteers and the patients. Throughout the episode, Dr. Costes and Dr. Nicholas highlight the importance of efficiency in dental practice, sharing tips on batching procedures and improving workflow. They also touch on the broader aspects of personal and professional development, including the significance of setting high goals and continuously evolving as a practitioner. Join Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Aaron Nicholas as they delve into the intricacies of dental practice management, the joys and challenges of mission work, and the continuous journey of personal and professional growth in this enlightening episode of the Dentalpreneur podcast EPISODE RESOURCES https://smileoutreachinternational.org/#volunteerhttps://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:47:29

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2012: Becoming a World-Class CEO

6/21/2024
On today’s episode, Mark shares insights from his recent presentation at the Elite Practice Mastermind meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Costes emphasizes the importance of focusing on the personal evolution required to achieve primary goals rather than the goals themselves. He delves into the significance of pattern recognition, problem-solving, and the personal growth necessary as a company scales. Dr. Costes discusses the shift in roles as an organization grows, where the CEO must become more of a generalist while the team members become more specialized. He explores the critical differences between delegation and abdication, and the importance of selecting executive team members with complementary skill sets rather than similar ones. Additionally, he highlights the necessity for a CEO to have a basic understanding of each role within the organizational chart. Finally, Dr. Costes underscores the CEO's primary role in taking full responsibility for everything within the organization, acting as the chief firefighter and problem solver. Tune in to gain valuable insights from this episode entitled "Becoming a World-Class CEO." Let us know your thoughts and enjoy the episode! EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:26:40

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2011: Integrating Implant Surgery into a General Dental Practice Pt. 2

6/20/2024
On today’s episode, we continue with Mark, Chris Richards, and Dr. Taher Dhoon, as they delve deeper into the intricacies of establishing a successful implant-based dental practice. Learn advanced marketing techniques, patient follow-up strategies, and the significance of personalized patient care. Discover the value of ongoing mentorship and how to maintain high standards in post-operative care. In this episode, Dr. Dhoon and Chris Richards discuss the importance of detailed billing and coding procedures, including using Proceed Finance for third-party financing options. They explain how different financing options can help patients get to the finish line and make larger cases more manageable. The conversation also touches on medical billing and its complexities, highlighting the necessity of understanding state-specific regulations and the potential benefits and pitfalls. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.coloradosurgicalinstitute.com/#1https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:32:30

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2010: Integrating Implant Surgery into a General Dental Practice Pt. 1

6/19/2024
On today’s episode, join host Mark as he welcomes Chris Richards, Executive Director, and Dr. Taher Dhoon, an esteemed surgeon from the Colorado Surgical Institute (CSI), for an in-depth discussion on transforming your dental practice by integrating implants. This episode is packed with actionable insights on how to create a successful implant-based practice, the importance of having the right infrastructure, and detailed strategies on marketing and patient management. In this episode, you'll learn about the challenges and benefits of transitioning from a general dental practice to an implant-focused one, and how to effectively track and manage implant procedures. The discussion covers the importance of infrastructure in ensuring profitability and efficiency, along with detailed steps on setting goals and building confidence in clinical skills. Chris and Dr. Dhoon also share key administrative and clinical infrastructures required to support an implant program, as well as effective marketing strategies to attract and retain implant patients. The role of continuing education and mentorship in achieving surgical proficiency is also highlighted. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.coloradosurgicalinstitute.com/#1https://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:37:14

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2009: Integration & Data Management Pt. 2

6/18/2024
On today’s episode, Mark and Clint Berry delve deeper into the fascinating world of dental software. They begin by explaining the origin and meaning behind the name "Kolla," which is Greek for "glue," symbolizing the company's mission to seamlessly integrate various software solutions. Clint elaborates on Kolla's primary function, which is to assist multi-location dental practices in aggregating their data into a central warehouse, thereby enhancing reporting and automation capabilities. The discussion shifts to the development and capabilities of Kolla's integration platform. Clint highlights how Kolla is utilized by various AI-driven dental technologies, showcasing the benefits it provides to multi-location practices. They also explore the challenges and advantages of implementing data warehousing solutions, particularly the creation of unified reports from disparate data sources, which can significantly streamline operations and decision-making processes. Clint reflects on his experiences with his previous venture, Weave, sharing valuable lessons learned and how they inform his current approach with Kolla. He emphasizes the importance of balancing work and personal life, as well as the strategic decision to pursue an IPO as a long-term growth strategy. This episode offers listeners an in-depth look at the innovative strides being made in dental practice management software and the vision driving Kolla forward. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.getkolla.com/industries/dentalhttps://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:33:01

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2008: Integration & Data Management Pt. 1

6/17/2024
On today’s episode, we welcome Clint Berry, the founder and former CTO of Weave, who is now venturing into a new dental software company called Kolla. Clint recounts the humble beginnings of Weave, from a modest setup at a seminar in Destin, Florida, to becoming a major player in dental practice management software. Clint shares insightful anecdotes about the early challenges and successes, highlighting the importance of perseverance, innovative ideas, and the right partnerships. He details how Weave's pioneering approach to integrating phone systems with practice management software revolutionized the way dental offices operate. Clint also discusses the pivotal role of venture capital funding in their rapid growth and the eventual public offering of Weave. Listeners are treated to an insider's perspective on the highs and lows of building a tech company in the competitive Silicon Valley environment. Clint explains the complexities of raising funds, dealing with investor relations, and navigating the IPO process. He provides a candid look at the decisions and strategies that fueled Weave's success, as well as the personal and professional challenges faced along the way. As the episode progresses, Clint introduces his new venture, Kolla, a company designed to help multi-location dental practices aggregate and automate their data. He explains the inspiration behind the name and shares how Kolla aims to streamline operations for dental practices through innovative software solutions. This episode offers a wealth of knowledge for entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and dental professionals alike, showcasing the transformative power of technology in the dental industry. EPISODE RESOURCES https://www.getkolla.com/industries/dentalhttps://www.truedentalsuccess.comDental Success NetworkThe Dentalpreneur Podcast

Duration:00:26:42