Dental Realist Podcast
Dental Realist Podcast
The Dental Realist podcast is unlike any other dental podcast. As three practicing dentists we have learned things that we wish we'd known before dental school graduation. We are here to give future, new, & veteran dentists the honest info you need.
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Dental Realist: Episode 32 - Mentur DDS
Episode 32On Episode 32 Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron announce and discuss our new mentoring program, Mentur DDS. We started the Dental Realist Podcast to help other dentists and dental students navigate their career in dentistry and Mentur DDS will allow us to do this on a more personal...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 31 - Is a Residency Right For Me?
Episode 31In this episode Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron discuss doing a one-year residency after dental school graduation, and Dr. Neff offers his unique perspective on these programs. What are the benefits of a one-year residency? What are some potential drawbacks? What are some things to...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 30 - Dealing With A Bad Employer
Episode 30In this packed episode Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron start by discussing how patient stress can impact the treating dentist.We continue our discussion by answering a listener's questions about dealing with a bad owner-dentist. Whose job is it to bring in new patients? Who decides...  Read More
Dental Realist Podcast: 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...  Read More
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...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 26 - How Dentistry Is Changing
Episode 26 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...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 27 - Managing Dental School Debt and Practice Stress
Episode 27In 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...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 25 - Real World Dentistry w/ Steve Parker
                                    Episode 25                        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...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 24 - Tax Planning w/ Craig Cody
                                                                                                Episode 24/ Tax Planning                                    In this episode we are joined by Craig Cody of Craig Cody and Company Inc. Craig is a certified public accountant and a certified tax coach, as...  Read More
Dental Realist: Episode 23 - Student Debt's Influence On Dental Practices
In we discuss Howard Farran's article "Suck It Up, Buttercup" and Decisions in Dentistry's article "How Educational Debt Influences Practice Choices." With dental school student loan debt being so high are dentists able to choose which procedures they want to do or should general dentists being...  Read More
Categories: dentistry, Dental school
Episode 22 - What does the ADA actually do?
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Episode 21 - How Can the Solo Dentist Survive?
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Categories: dentistry
Episode 20 - Challenges Facing Dentistry
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Categories: dentistry, #dentist
Episode 19 - Dentist is the #1 Job in America?
Listen to episode 19 .On we discuss the US News & World Report's ranking of dentist as the #1 job in America in 2017. What did this report get right and what did it miss? What should have been included in this report that wasn't? We also discuss the change in dentist pay and how this affects...  Read More
Categories: dentistry, #dentist
Episode 17 - Embezzlement Risk & Prevention w/ David Harris
Listen to Episode 17 !In this episode, we are joined by David Harris, certified fraud investigator and CEO of Prosperident. We discuss steps dentists can take to prevent embezzlement, hiring techniques to select new employees, types of embezzlers, what to look for if a dentist suspects they are...  Read More
Categories: Embezzlement, #Dentistry
Episode 16 - Mental Gymnastics
In episode 16, we discuss the many mental ups and downs of dentistry. How do you handle patients who refuse x-rays and/or treatment, the know-it-all patients, the composite gauntlet, patients who have received false information from the media, and many of the other mental hurdles we go through each...  Read More
Episode 15 - Things Learned In Dental School--Usless or Useful?
In this we talk about many of the lessons learned in dental school. Some seemed important at the time and turned out to be totally useless. Some seemed pointless and ended up being useful in private practice. How are you supposed to know the difference? This episode will help you know.Contact...  Read More
Episode  14--Pain In Dentistry with Juanita Benedict
In thisof the Dental Realist Podcast we are joined by Juanita Benedict, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Pain seems to be a normal part of every day for dentists, and Dr. Benedict discusses some of the causes of pain and some ways to reduce it. What...  Read More
Episode 13 - Building Patient Trust and Value
In , we discuss Imtiaz Manji's ebook calledTrust and Value: A Field Guide To Today's Dental Patients.We go in depth on the great patient traits, key patient behaviors, and how to interact with a variety of dental patients. This episode will give you invaluable insight into how to interact with the...  Read More
Episode 12 - Dental School Admissions w/ Brian Trecek of Marquette University
In this episode we are joined by Brian Trecek, Director of Admissions at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Mr. Trecek discusses the many aspects of the dental school application and interview process. What makes an applicant stand out? How should an applicant prepare for dental school...  Read More
Categories: Dental school
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...  Read More
In Episode 10 we discuss:Dentist job options and some pros and cons to each:Solo ownerAssociatePartnerEducationPublic healthCorporate practice employeeGroup practicePrison (working in one not being locked up :))Why do you need to be likeable?There is distrust in the general population. How does...  Read More
Episode 9 - The Unique Dentist-Patient Relationship
! On this episode we cover the unique dentist-patient relationship.In this episode we discuss: What makes an ideal patient? What are some unique challenges of the dentist-patient relationship? Is it possible to mold patient behavior? How does staff contribute to the dentist-patient...  Read More
In episode 8 we discuss staffing and cover the following:- Idea differences from dental school to real life- What makes a good staff member?- What makes a bad staff member?- Hiring challenges- Interviewing- Retaining staff- Reasons for termination- Importance of a policy manualYou can contact us...  Read More
Episode 5 - Surviving Dental School
In we discuss:-A day in the life of a dental student-Importance of being organized-Preparing for exams-Labs-Clinic-Extracurricular activities-Finances-And much more!Episode 5 and all episodes can be found on iTunes, Libsyn, and !  Read More
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