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The Orthopreneurs Podcast with Dr. Glenn Krieger

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What does it mean to become an Orthopreneur? Hi there! My name is Dr. Glenn Krieger and I believe that in today’s competitive world, the orthodontic and dental communities should be collaborative. And I've created Orthopreneurs so that we can move towards that goal together. Orthodontists are smart people. You’ve accomplished a lot to get where you are, but chances are you never got a formal education in how to run the most effective and lowest stress practice possible. Don’t sweat it! Because we’ve got your back... Being an Orthopreneur means that you’re a part of a community. A community that brings peers together to become the best clinicians and the best business owners they can be. Becoming an Orthopreneurs means you never ever need to practice alone. Join the FREE Facebook group by simply applying:https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

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What does it mean to become an Orthopreneur? Hi there! My name is Dr. Glenn Krieger and I believe that in today’s competitive world, the orthodontic and dental communities should be collaborative. And I've created Orthopreneurs so that we can move towards that goal together. Orthodontists are smart people. You’ve accomplished a lot to get where you are, but chances are you never got a formal education in how to run the most effective and lowest stress practice possible. Don’t sweat it! Because we’ve got your back... Being an Orthopreneur means that you’re a part of a community. A community that brings peers together to become the best clinicians and the best business owners they can be. Becoming an Orthopreneurs means you never ever need to practice alone. Join the FREE Facebook group by simply applying:https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

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Episodes

Achieve a Low-Stress, High-Profit Practice with These Tips

2/23/2024
Feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your orthodontic practice and longing for a more balanced life? Given a choice between making more money or a lower-stress life, an overwhelming majority of orthodontists would choose the latter. In this episode, I emphasize the importance of investing time and effort into one's orthodontic practice to achieve a balance between a profitable, low-stress life and personal fulfillment rather than seeking immediate gains or adhering to a minimal effort mindset. I share strategies for nurturing a practice that supports not only your financial goals but also your personal well-being. If you're ready to learn how investing in your practice and yourself can lead to a fulfilling career and life, click to listen and start your journey towards a balanced life. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Prioritizing work-life balance (00:32) 2 ways you can look at your practice (01:14) What it takes to run a successful ortho practice (02:24) Preparing for unexpected challenges in business (04:06) Practice growth tips for orthodontists (05:23) Additional Resources - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:07:43

The Key to Lasting Motivation and Peak Performance w/ Dr. Jason Jones

2/20/2024
Many leaders find themselves caught in a frustrating cycle, wanting to inspire their teams while simultaneously chasing high-performance goals. Striking the right balance between motivation and achievement can feel like an impossible feat. But what if the answer lies not in traditional management techniques but in the fascinating world of brain science? Our latest podcast episode is all about this exciting new frontier of leadership, featuring Dr. Jason Jones, a renowned expert in organizational psychology and human performance enhancement. He will also be speaking at the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea. Dr. Jones emphasizes the crucial role of intrinsic motivation in driving team engagement and performance. Unlike traditional reward systems that offer external incentives, intrinsic motivation taps into individuals' personal values and aspirations, creating a more sustainable and meaningful commitment to their work. By understanding the neuroscience behind motivation, leaders can cultivate an environment where employees feel connected to their work on a deeper level, leading to greater engagement and success. Tune in and begin your journey of discovery and growth. Your transformation into a more effective, empathetic leader starts now! Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Importance of intrinsic motivation (05:44) Leadership and focus on process (12:04) Reward systems in the workplace. (17:24) Motivating team members through brain science (18:45) Enhancing team engagement (24:53) Brain and Behavior Science for Success (28:30) Strategies for personal and professional success (33:45) Overcoming resistance to change (40:11) Additional Resources Connect with Dr. Jason Jones - Website: https://drjasonjones.com - Book: https://www.amazon.com/Activator-Motivation-Engagement-Supercharge-Performance/dp/0989471934 ----- - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:44:03

What Are You Doing to Become a Better Person?

2/16/2024
It's easy to get caught up in the daily grind, chasing those numbers, but in the midst of all that striving, do we ever stop to ask ourselves what truly matters? I am challenging you to consider the legacy you want to leave. Do you want to be remembered for the numbers you crunched or the lives you touched? That's where personal growth comes in. It's the fuel that propels us forward, helping us become the best versions of ourselves and, in turn, making the world a brighter place. Now, I know what you're thinking: "But Dr. Krieger, I'm already stretched thin! How do I find time for self-improvement?" It's all about priorities. Take a hard look at your daily schedule. Are you filling your days with activities that nourish your soul and help you grow? Or are you mindlessly going through the motions? Personal growth is a journey, not a destination. It's about constantly learning, evolving, and making a positive impact. Listen in and embark on a journey to becoming the best version of yourself while making a lasting impact on the world. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) The value of therapy in self-improvement (00:26) Legacy beyond professional success (01:15) Changing the world in a positive way (02:03) Self-care as a priority (03:40) Evaluating daily activities for personal growth (06:26) Additional Resources - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:09:56

Turn Your Orthodontic Chairs into a CASH COW

2/13/2024
Ever wished your orthodontic practice could bring in more dough without you having to work extra hours? Well, I've got some good news for you! You can transform that unused space in your practice into a money-making machine, similar to renting out a spare room on Airbnb, but for Med Spa services. Shannon Seeberan, VP of Business Development for CMS (Cloud Med Spas), joins me to discuss this business model. Imagine this: Med spa professionals rent your idle chairs when you are not treating your patients. It's a win-win for everyone. You get extra income, and medical esthetics professionals get an affordable way to run their own business. Plus, this isn't some disruptive, invasive overhaul of your practice. It fits right in with your existing operations, seamlessly generating extra cash. It also offers some patient cross-over opportunities. Think of it as an extra revenue stream to leverage underutilized space in orthodontic practices for Med Spa procedures. So, how do you get started? Tune in to learn how you can start maximizing your practice's potential today. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Incorporating Med Spa procedures in orthodontic practices (02:05) Leveraging extra space in ortho practices for additional revenue (04:59) Potential hourly rates for renting space (12:48) Addressing concerns about liability and compliance (17:26) Success stories and validation of the space renting model (21:09) Starting a satellite location supported by a med spa (23:35) Additional Resources 🔹 Reach out to Shannon Seeberan here: - Email: Shannon@CloudMedSpas.com - Phone No: 773-398-1999 - Cloud Med Spas Website: https://cloudmedspas.com/ --- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:29:11

Escape Staffing Nightmares with This Remote Monitoring Fix

2/9/2024
Today, I want to dive into a topic that's been buzzing in the orthodontic community - staffing. It's a big deal; we've been tackling it in OrthoPreneurs. The economy is showing signs of recovery, but staffing issues persist. That's where remote monitoring comes into play. I've been on a 12-day trip, stress-free, all thanks to my patients being remotely monitored. My production has soared, and I've achieved this with fewer assistants, saving a significant amount. Let me introduce you to "Remote Response," my solution to efficient remote monitoring management. We're talking about transforming your schedule, reducing daily patient load, and improving patient care. I get the concerns and the hesitation, but I guarantee you, two years from now, you'll be wondering why you didn't make the switch earlier. Don't let the naysayers who haven't embraced it hold you back. Remote monitoring and Remote Response – it's a game-changer. Tune in to learn more! Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Staffing challenges in the dental industry (00:36) Cost savings through remote monitoring (01:34) Introducing Remote Response (03:11) Savings and efficiency gains with Remote Response (03:26) Additional Resources - Visit our website at remoteresponse.com to learn more! ---- - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:06:58

Greatest Hits: Critical Legal Issues Every Orthodontist Should Know w/ Trey Lawrence

2/6/2024
In the latest installment of our Greatest Hits series, we revisit a special edition featuring Trey Lawrence, the newly appointed CEO of the American Association of Orthodontists, bringing you expert insights on the legal intricacies of managing an orthodontic or dental practice. Trey, now at the helm as CEO, dives into critical legal topics that every orthodontist should be well-versed in, including: - Conducting a legal issues inventory - Navigating the challenges of team member termination - Addressing HIPAA concerns related to social media case/image sharing - Identifying and steering clear of problematic language in advertising Whether you're an experienced orthodontist or new to the profession, this episode is a must-listen. Trey shares practical tips on how to handle legal challenges and protect both yourself and your practice. Join us for a return to our Greatest Hits series with Trey Lawrence, the CEO, as we explore the legal side of running a successful orthodontic practice. Key Takeaways Legal issues inventory (05:10) Legal hurdles when firing an employee (13:11) Reasonable accommodations at work (18:37) Legal issues around posting cases/images on social media (24:33) HIPAA violations with patient records (30:20) Sweepstakes and fee-splitting laws (35:59) 8 words you should never use in dental advertising (44:21) Additional Resources Connect with Trey Lawrence - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trey-lawrence-238a3330/ - Instagram: @theorthattorney - TikTok: @theorthattorney - AAO Website: https://www2.aaoinfo.org/ ----- - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:56:38

Greatest Hits: Make More Working Less

2/2/2024
Want more money while working less? I want to share a timeless lesson I received from a mentor back in 1997 that has shaped my financial outlook ever since. It’s all about the keys to financial success, the importance of strategic investments, and how to make money when you're not tied to your chair treating patients. Even though you can make a lot of money as an orthodontist, you are unlikely to be super wealthy without your money working for you. Becoming wealthy isn't just about working hard; it's about working smart and making a few moves at the right time. Tune in to Five Minute Friday and learn: 👉 The surprising "financial spouse" secret that could save you millions. 👉 How to turn your passions into profit streams while you sleep. 👉 Why your education (or that old video game collection!) might be worth more than you think. Click play and learn how you can build a smarter, wealthier future for yourself! Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Making money, working less, and being smarter (00:35) Financial moves and avoiding disastrous decisions (01:23) Wealth and investing in the digital age (02:26) Various investment options with a focus on collectables (03:29) Investing in passions for financial growth (04:42) Additional Resources - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:07:55

Greatest Hits: Top HR Tips for Orthodontic Practices w/ Alan Twigg

1/30/2024
Managing HR in an orthodontic practice is widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging aspects, exacerbated by the pandemic-induced staff shortages. The shortage of skilled team members presents a genuine existential threat to our profession. The retention of valuable team members is paramount, coupled with the creation of a supportive work environment. However, staying abreast of the ever-evolving HR landscape, state laws, and the constant specter of legal action from dissatisfied former employees is no small feat. In this greatest hits series episode, I was joined by Alan Twigg of Bent Ericksen & Associates, a provider of comprehensive HR and employment compliance solutions. We discussed various HR issues applicable to orthodontic practices and workplaces in general, exploring strategies to safeguard employers. Preventing the need to defend against a lawsuit, regardless of its merit, is crucial. As you'll discover, meticulous documentation is invaluable in such situations. It serves as a protective measure in the face of any accusations. Beyond the legal aspects, there is a need to foster a culture of appreciation within the team. Demonstrating care and acknowledgment towards your team goes a long way in building a positive work environment. Tune in to gain insights from this HR expert, aiming to equip yourself with knowledge that can enhance your HR management. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Who are Bent Ericksen & Associates (00:36) Biggest changes in the HR landscape over the last years (04:26) Biggest challenges employers face (04:38) Sue your boss law and such crazy labor laws (07:43) Types of labor lawsuits employers face (10:30) How to protect yourself as an employer from meritless lawsuits (24:21) Developing an Anti-harassment policy (29:48) Best practices for hiring and retaining good team members (40:03) What’s your unique employment proposition? (43:01) The 5 love languages of appreciation in the workplace (43:59) Additional Resources - Email: alan@bentericksen.com - Phone: 1-800-679-2760 - Website: https://bentericksen.com/ --- - Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ - For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ - Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:59:13

Why Your Marketing Strategy Might Fail

1/26/2024
Picture this: you're at the helm of your practice, steering through the intricacies of decision-making. But have you ever paused to consider just how much you truly know, especially in those areas where you assume expertise? I wanted to share some thoughts with you on a topic that's been on my mind – expertise and the Dunning-Kruger effect. You've probably heard me talk about this before, but it's always worth revisiting. It's humbling when we bring in true masters, realizing how little we know. So, whether it's marketing, management, or any other aspect of our practices, let's take a step back, do our homework, and make informed decisions for a successful and efficient year ahead. Tune in to learn how to identify your true expertise and when to seek help, ensuring your practice thrives in 2024! Key Takeaways The Dunning-Kruger effect in orthodontics (00:35) Why you should avoid micromanagement (02:28) Examples of overconfidence while running a practice (03:07) Humility in expertise and when to seek help (05:37) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:07:36

The Direct Print 3D Aligner Advantage in Orthodontics w/ Mike Gordon

1/23/2024
In this episode, I had Mike Gordon from 3DNA Dental to discuss the revolutionary impact of 3D printing technology in orthodontics. With a background deeply rooted in IT, he sheds light on how 3D printing is transforming dental practices and shares insights on the latest advancements, particularly with direct print clear aligners. Departing from traditional in-house aligners that involve multiple steps, including setting up a case, printing models, and post-processing, direct print aligners streamline the process significantly. Mike provides insights into the cost per aligner, which ranges between $4 to $6 in material costs. Compared to the national average of $56 per aligner, the direct print technology presents significant cost savings for dental practices. 3DNA Dental provides comprehensive support and implementation services for dental practices venturing into 3D printing. The company's primary focus is on real, ongoing support for in-clinic adoption, ensuring a seamless integration of 3D printing technologies to dramatically cut lab costs and improve patient service times. Tune in to learn more! Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) About Mike Gordon and 3DNA Dental (01:40) Direct print 3D aligners (06:21) Key features of direct print clear aligners (10:47) Cost implications and material properties (14:30) Diverse applications of 3D printing (18:12) Additional Resources 🔹 Connect with Mike Gordon Website: https://3dnadental.com/ Email: mike@3dnadental.com Phone No: 808-357-1323 ----- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:30:08

Are You Stuck in a Confirmation Bias Cage? Get Out Now!

1/19/2024
As I always say, you're the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and it's crucial to ponder where you are spending your time and who's influencing you. I've got about five people in my life, none of them orthodontists, who've shaped me immensely. Dreamers in commercial real estate, private equity, regular business – I love feeling like the dumbest person in the room because that's where the magic of learning happens. In the ortho world, sure, I have my mentors, my ortho buddies, and the fantastic folks at the Orthopreneurs RD group, but expanding beyond that is crucial. So, here's my plea for 2024: evaluate who you're spending time with. If it's the same crew on repeat, you're in a risky confirmation bias zone. Get diverse opinions! Tune in to learn more. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) The impact of social circles on personal growth (00:36) The variety of orthodontic meetings and their differences (01:33) The importance of diverse perspectives and mentorship (02:19) Expanding professional and personal circles (03:25) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:06:45

Top Marketing Hacks for Orthodontists w/ Rainmaker Residency’s Veronica Romney

1/16/2024
Marketing is a crucial aspect of practice growth, yet it’s something many of us struggle with. Orthodontists often find themselves faced with the challenge of effectively managing and implementing marketing strategies to stand out in a competitive market. In this episode, I welcome Veronica Romney, the founder of the Rainmaker Residency, to share insights and expertise on orthodontic marketing and leadership. You don't need someone with a fancy title when you're just starting out. You need a doer, someone who can roll up their sleeves and get things done. Think of website updates, social media magic, patient engagement, etc. Sure, TikTok might be all the rage, but before you jump on the latest platform bandwagon, make sure your marketing fundamentals are solid. A rock-solid website, glowing online reviews, and accurate listings are your online smile. And don't underestimate the power of Google reviews – they're like magnets for new patients. What makes your practice unique? What sets you apart from the orthodontist down the street? Distill that into a clear unique selling proposition (USP) – your secret sauce. Tune in to this episode for more marketing insights and how Veronica provides a comprehensive solution for orthodontic practices by matching orthodontists with the right marketers. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Meet Veronica Romney (03:46) Marketing titles inflation (10:59) Orthodontic social media marketing (15:06) Differentiation and unique selling propositions in orthodontics (20:14) Hiring and coaching marketing professionals (27:43) Marketing strategies for orthodontists (38:40) Additional Resources 🔹 Connect with Veronica Romney: https://www.veronicaromney.com/ 🔹 Instagram: @vromney --- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:47:17

OSO/DSO Decision Made Easy: 5 Truths Every Orthodontist Needs to Know

1/12/2024
I've been hearing from many of you, and it sounds like a lot of folks are feeling the heat. Running a practice can be draining, and it hits you when you least expect it. You build this fantastic practice, and then the reality sinks in – it takes a ton of time and energy. You start thinking, "Maybe it's time to cash in on my hard work." While OSOs/DSOs offer attractive options for some, running your own practice remains a viable path. The point is to get as much info as you need to make the best decision that aligns with your personal and professional goals. I've been through this transition myself, and I am here to help. Ready to navigate the OSO/DSO game with wisdom and insight? Hit play on this episode now! Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Dental practice valuations and private equity investments (00:35) EBITDA and its calculation differences for accountants and potential buyers (02:09) Different job opportunities in orthodontics (03:16) Wealth creation through affiliation with people in a successful OSO (04:40) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:08:51

Greatest Hits: Dr. Corinne Devin - Meet the Extraordinary Naval Officer, Orthodontist, and Beauty Queen

1/9/2024
In this greatest hits series episode, we revisit the remarkable journey of the multi-talented Dr. Corinne Devin, a true trailblazer who defied convention with grace and determination. From her distinguished career as a US Naval officer with deployments to Iraq to being crowned a beauty queen and a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Devin's story is a testament to the power of pursuing one's passions fearlessly. As we delve into her awe-inspiring narrative, we'll explore the unique intersections of military service, beauty pageantry, and orthodontic expertise. Dr. Devin's journey, spanning over 50 countries, unveils the challenges and triumphs she faced, both in her professional and personal life. Tune in as we revisit her insights on being a Navy orthodontist, the differences between military and private practice, and the courage it takes to forge an unconventional path. Key Takeaways Meet Dr. Corinne Devin (01:53) 9 generations of military service (07:10) The day-to-day life of a Navy orthodontist (11:35) Differences between private practice and military (13:45) The pros and cons of practicing orthodontics in the military (20:02) From the Navy to pageantry (22:14) How changing the game matters to your success (31:39) Additional Resources 🔹 Dr. Corinne Devin’s Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R3EESE_gvA 🔹 Commander to Crown Book: https://www.amazon.com/Commander-Crown-Lessons-Learned-Orthodontist-ebook/dp/B09YNF8RRR --- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:37:58

The Science of Building a Tribe That Empowers You

1/5/2024
We’ve always heard the phrase, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with"? But how intentional are you about living it? It's not just about bringing awesome people in; it's also about giving the boot to those who aren't exactly lifting you up. The ones who leave you thinking, "Why on earth do I keep them around?" It's not about being heartless; it's about being intentional. In our professional lives, we seek great mentors; in our personal lives, the same applies. And here's the kicker: it's just as crucial to consider who you're taking out of your life as it is to bring incredible folks in. Make that list and resolve to cut loose the energy suckers and the toxic vibes. You deserve better. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later. So here's to a new year, new intentions, and a tribe that lifts you higher. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) The importance of intentional relationships (00:27) Identifying and removing toxic individuals (01:12) The impact of unreliable friends (02:53) Weeding out negative influences in life (04:42) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:06:11

Inside the World of Women in Orthodontics w/ Dr. Courtney Dunn

1/2/2024
Dr. Courtney Dunn is a trailblazer in the world of orthodontics. As a practicing orthodontist, wife, mother, and founder of Women in Orthodontics (WIO) and Dunn Orthodontics, she's known for her unwavering support for other female orthodontists. Dr. Dunn has seamlessly blended her professional success with a passion for supporting and empowering her female colleagues. As the Co-Founder of Dunn Orthodontics, a multi-location orthodontic practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Dunn has navigated the challenges of growing her practice to where it is today. She started 2 locations from scratch and bought 2 practices. Recognizing the unique personal and professional challenges female orthodontists face, Dr. Dunn founded Women in Orthodontics. This initiative is more than just a Facebook group; it's a vibrant community that provides tactical training and unwavering support for women in the orthodontic field. WIO provides a supportive space where women orthodontists can receive peer support tailored to their specific needs. In this episode, she shares some of the unique challenges women face in the profession, what happens inside the WIO Facebook group, and many other interesting topics. Tune in! Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Dr. Courtney Dunn's background (01:41) Buying a practice vs starting a new practice (10:02) Work-life balance (18:37) Women in Orthodontics (23:38) Gender dynamics and sexual harassment (29:29) Women orthodontists' experiences (33:28) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the WIO Conference: https://www.wioconference.com/ 🔹 Office Manager Workshop: https://www.officemanagerworkshop.com/ --- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:50:54

Planning Ahead for an Early Exit or Career Shift

12/29/2023
It's no secret the dental landscape is shifting. Gone are the days of a lifetime spent hunched over patients, crafting gleaming smiles. Many doctors today are not interested in a 40-year career like most of the older generation. An early exit or a change in career is in the cards for most of these doctors. Several factors contribute to the changing landscape. Loyalty is less common, demanding patients and the constant need to adapt to new tools and techniques. Now, here's the kicker – start thinking about what's next. Not saying bail on your practice now, but ponder your next move so you’re not scrambling when it’s too late. Explore your options and start that journey on the side, and who knows, it might complement your practice. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) The 40-year dental career model is evolving (00:34) Workforce issues and other challenges (02:10) Early exits and "side hustles" are gaining traction (03:01) Career goals and planning ahead (05:14) Embrace the change (06:22) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:09:12

Hiring, Team Training and Best Practices for Dashboard Monitoring

12/26/2023
One resounding issue that echoes across orthodontic practices, with few exceptions, is the struggle to find and retain qualified team members. In this episode, I am joined by Jenna Glass of Remote Response. She previously worked as the clinical training manager at Dr. Ben Fishbein's practice. Her approach emphasizes not only providing tools for success but also building meaningful relationships with trainees. This dual focus ensures that the training process goes beyond mere technical skills, fostering a sense of connection and shared commitment. Jenna's role at Remote Response involves training virtual assistants to monitor dashboards effectively, providing timely responses to patient queries, and ensuring a seamless experience. With the experiences and knowledge collected from hiring, training, and managing orthodontic teams, Jenna is a treasure trove of insights and actionable tips on best practices for hiring people who fit your culture and setting them up for success through effective training. We also discuss why you should outsource remote dashboard monitoring to streamline patient care and enhance efficiency. Jenna Glass is slated to share her wealth of knowledge at the OrthoIgnite Conference happening in March, which is aimed at doctors who are in their first 5 years of practice, and she will also be speaking at Summit at Sea - OrthoPreneurs Summit 2024. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Meet Jenna Glass (00:55) Training and hiring clinical assistants (04:04) Hiring for culture (09:39) Giving people an opportunity to learn (12:32) How to train new people in an ortho practice (17:07) Hiring foreign workers for remote monitoring (23:52) Best practice for remote dashboard monitoring (37:35) Additional Resources 🔹 Learn more about Dashboard Monitoring: www.remoteresponse.com 🔹 Contact Jenna at Jenna@remoteresponse.com 🔹 Ortho Ignite Conference for New Doctors: https://orthoignite.com/ 🔹 Take Your Practice to New Heights with Fishbein Fundamentals: https://fishbeinfundamentals.com/ ---- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:47:06

SmileDirectClub Gone? 5-Step Guide to Capturing Lost Patients & Grow Your Practice!

12/22/2023
With SmileDirectClub's recent closure, the orthodontic world is abuzz. While some might gloat, orthodontists should see this as an opportunity to help and, in turn, win new patients. Embrace this unexpected opportunity to help those left high and dry, and in doing so, shine as the ethical and reliable alternative. These patients, many already halfway through treatment, are facing uncertainty and disappointment. Let's not pile on. Instead, offer a compassionate hand, a safe harbor to complete their treatment with the expertise and oversight they deserve. Once you've helped them achieve their smile goals, ask for the ultimate reward: positive reviews and social media testimonials. Their stories of hope and successful completion will resonate with others facing similar situations. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) SmileDirectClub is gone (00:24) How to capture SmileDirectClub clients (01:10) Approach SmileDirectClub patients with compassion, not judgment (03:31) Turn satisfied patients into brand ambassadors (04:20) Additional Resources 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:07:34

The Best of 2023: What it Takes to Build $27 Million-a-Year Practice w/ Amanda Floyd

12/19/2023
In the first episode of "The Best of 2023" series, we revisit a podcast episode that left an indelible mark on the orthodontic community. Featuring Amanda Floyd, the Chief Operating Officer of Fishbein Orthodontics, this episode delves into the exceptional growth and success of one of the country's fastest-growing orthodontic practices. With a staggering $27 million in revenue in their biggest year and a workforce exceeding 100 employees, Fishbein Orthodontics stands as a testament to effective leadership and strategic management. Amanda underscores the pivotal role of treating the team right, asserting that a strong team culture is the foundation for exceptional patient care. As we kick off "The Best of 2023" series, I hope you can once again unravel the secrets to successful hiring and understand why Fishbein Orthodontics remains resilient amidst industry staff shortages. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the core principles that have propelled Fishbein Orthodontics to the forefront of orthodontic excellence. Key Takeaways Intro (00:00) Meet Amanda Floyd (00:30) Challenges of scaling a practice (07:57) Organic hiring for an Ortho practice (10:40) Fishbein Fundamentals (19:05) Culture drives everything (22:11) The key to a successful partnership (26:19) Collecting good people (27:23) Ortho book to grow your practice (38:58) Additional Resources 🔹 Take Your Practice to New Heights with Fishbein Fundamentals: https://fishbeinfundamentals.com/ ---- 🔹 Register for the OrthoPreneurs Summit at Sea (2024): https://opsummit2024.com/ 🔹 For more information, visit: https://orthopreneurs.com/ 🔹 Join our FREE Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrthoPreneurs

Duration:00:43:55