Get Off the Treadmill, by Chuck Blakeman
Get Off the Treadmill, by Chuck Blakeman
Your practice should produce both time and money, not just money. Learn how to get off the treadmill, make more money in less time and build a practice you can enjoy for decades.
Chuck Blakeman

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No Business of Dentistry in Dental School with Dr. David Lawrence
Well, today we're going to dive into my favorite subject, school. No business of dentistry in dental school. We don't teach the business of dentistry in dental school. And I think that's ironic. There's a lot of things that we do in school that that is not helpful to us. I think it starts with...  Read More
Should Associates Have Actual Ownership in the Practice? With Eric Nuss
Let's start there. I think before you even go there, whether they should or shouldn't, I think you've got to question, what's the motive? Why do I want to give up equity in my business/practice? What am I getting in exchange for that? So by giving up equity in my business, I'm diluting my own...  Read More
The Four Building Blocks of Every Successful Practice
Today I want to talk to you about the  There are four building blocks upon which all privately owned businesses are founded. They exist whether we pay attention to them or not. Most of us can't take the time to see this because we're stuck on the treadmill too busy trying to make money. So let's...  Read More
Do You Have Staff or Team? With Sameer Bhasin
.  One of the  things we've experienced in this is that staff sometimes is a result. Sometimes it comes from the way that we as leaders treat them and how we view them. Do we view them as smart and motivated, or do we view them as stupid and lazy or somewhere in between where they're just not going...  Read More
From Hostage to Freedom with Shelley Renee
Let's start with the dark side, where you were before you felt like you got your freedom, both you and your husband and your practice, just kind of paint a quick picture of that.  So the dark side was where my husband had a dental practice and I was his office manager. But I had bigger and better...  Read More
How to Build a Practice That Makes Money When You're Not There with Dr. David Lawrence
I wanted to figure out how to build a practice where I can get off the treadmill and make more money in less time.  And this can actually be fun.  Isn’t making money while you’re not there counter logical?  Everyone knows that the dental industry is hard.  It’s hard on the body.  Obviously we need...  Read More
Multiple Location Success w/ Jacob Puhl
Jacob (Jake) Puhl earned his MBA from Xavier University and has now started, owned, and served as CEO of several seven-figure businesses. Among them, he started Firegang Dental Marketing in 2010, building that company up to one of the most successful marketing companies in dentistry; he left in...  Read More
How to Find Those Great, Rare Team Members
I'd like to talk about .  Let me start by saying they aren't rare, I believe that somewhere around 80%, or perhaps even more of the people who are in dentistry would be rock stars and great team members, if we either allowed it or required it.  Read More
Why Your Team Members are Just Adequate, or Worse - HCD Leadership is the Answer
 Go back to the podcast right before this one to learn more about each HCD versus LCD practices.  I'll remind you in this podcast that managers manage with policies that's the lowest common denominator mindset and leaders lead with principles that's the highest common denominator, mindset. And...  Read More
Things to Think About Before Opening Another Location w/ Eric Nuss
 And for those of you who aren't thinking about opening another location, don't tune out. Because I'm going to guarantee that that 80 to 90% of this will apply to you whether you ever open another location or not. Because the reality of it is, if you're going to open a second location, the first...  Read More
The Biggest Mistake Dental Practice Owners Make Regarding Taxes with Craig Cody, CPA
Why is it we spend time planning for vacations, car purchases, and stuff like that, but typically have little communication with our CPA throughout the year?  We might meet with them maybe in February or March but are you really optimizing that relationship to reduce your tax bill?Craig Cody is a...  Read More
How to Hire a Full-Time Employee for Less Than One Part-Time w/ Beth Bogan
Expand your office hours and provide real-time help to your patients with a professional and HIPAA trained customer service team.Show patients when they're coming to your website that they are significant, that they matter that their concerns matter, that their fears that they feel are silly and...  Read More
What to do When Team Performance Lags - HCD Leadership vs LCD Management
It's no wonder for years survey companies like Gallup consistently report that only 30% of team members feel engaged and are participating in their workplace.  70% are disengaged, disconnected, merely going through the motions and phoning it in.  They're fully codependent. They are physically...  Read More
Higher Revenues Through Better Communication w/ Lois Banta
I qualify effective communication skills by asking the right question the right way. So I have two rules of thumb. Don't ask yes no questions.So it's about how to say what you say. And not asking yes/no questions and offering a couple of options. if you can remember those things, every single arena...  Read More
The Importance of Networking & Mentorship for the New Dentist w/ Anne Duffy
It's never too early to begin finding a mentor and looking for that person or people in your life that are going to be able to help you reach your goals.   So I think this is really important and what you're talking about because we have this saying everybody needs a place to go where they can say...  Read More
Relationship Building is Key! With Dr. David Rice
Dr. David Rice is the Founder of the nation’s largest student and new dentist community, igniteDDS and he travels  the world speaking, writing and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices.  He also maintains a team-centered, restorative and implant...  Read More
101 Ways to %#@! Up Your Dental Career Part 2 w/ Dr. Sten Ericson
These are 3 keys to success that we will explore today. Understanding that as the business owner, you need to be able to nurture talent, create an environment of trust, and follow through on your vision, is just about as important as all of the process that you have in place. People have an...  Read More
The Importance of Relationship With the Team and With Patients with Dr. Wayne Kerr
There's no question that dentistry is all about establishing long term relationships. People buy from people they know, they like and they trust.  Let's provide our patients with a mountaintop experience from beginning to end. And that requires the engagement of every member of your team. Dr. Wayne...  Read More
The importance of having a “Big Why” to Guide Your Business w/ Duane Tinker
Everyone knows that having a "Big Why" is incredibly important, but how does that translate into your business? As Duane says, "Your Big Why gives you a sense of fulfillment from what you're doing."Duane Tinker is a nationally renowned consultant who helps dentists establish and maintain their...  Read More
How to Get Your Entire Team to Share in Building a Great Practice with Dr. Gordon Christensen
What does true leadership in a practice look like?  When we go to dental school, we're not taught how to run a business. We're not taught how to delegate.  We are taught that everything revolves around us and how important we are to the practice. So we get the wrong idea of how to run a practice...  Read More
Think Like A Journalist - Practice Building & Strategic Planning w/ Carrie Webber
Yes you are a Dentist, you came up through school, it's what you know, and what you love. However, now you own your practice, or maybe multiple practices and that makes you a business owner. While we all love our craft, we need to take some time and think like a business owner, just enough to make...  Read More
What Needs to be Done Before You Open Another Location with Steve Parker
Understanding that while your expertise is going to be what gets your business off the ground, you actually practicing Dentistry, might not be what scales it. Today we sit down with Steve Parker to discuss the process of scaling, and how that actually looks for you, the Dentist, and Business...  Read More
THE FUTURE OF DENTISTRY AND DSOs w/ Jacob Puhl
Jacob (Jake) Puhl earned his MBA from Xavier University and has now started, owned, and served as CEO of several seven-figure businesses. Among them, he started Firegang Dental Marketing in 2010, building that company up to one of the most successful marketing companies in dentistry; he left in...  Read More
Lower Prices, and Higher Production Doesn't Always Mean Higher Profits w/ Lois Banta
How is being part of a PPO hurting you? Lois Banta and I dive into the web that is PPO insurance, what it means to you, how it effects you, and how it effects your patients. How is being part of a PPO hurting you? Lois Banta and I dive into the web that is PPO insurance, what it means to you, how...  Read More
More Women Than Ever are Becoming Dentists! What New Ideas are They Bringing with Them? With Anne Duffy
Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, and Top Tier Skill Sets. These are just a few things that the influx of women into dentistry will bring. Anne is helping dentists get their ideal lifestyle out of their business, and shines a light on several new ways to understand what is happening in multiple...  Read More
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