The Operatory Podcast
The Operatory Podcast
The Operatory Podcast, hosted by Bryan Laskin, DDS, is all about creating new perspectives and "burying the dinosaurs" in dentistry. Guests range from those giving their take from "the other side of the chair" to other experts in the dental field.
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Episode 91: How To Plan Your Technology Pipeline with Blake Brandt
Dr. Laskin is joined by Blake Brandt from  Group to discuss the importance of properly setting up the "nerve center" of your practice and how planning tech first should be the norm in dentistry.  Whether you are planning out a new space or looking to upgrade your current practice, you will want to...  Read More
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Episode 90: The Value of Clarity Breaks
Taking a break is easily overlooked. But in Dr. Laskin's case, it was once the most productive three days of his entire year. In this episode, he and Dave discuss the value of clarity breaks, the need to take your mind out of the work, and how it often leads to tremendous outcomes. The Value of...  Read More
Episode 89: Why You Shouldn't Listen to Others (with Dr. William Busch)
David Pryor hosts this episode of the Operatory, as he and Dr. Laskin welcome Dr. William Busch of . They discuss the role early adoption of technology has played in his practice and how to get past the nay-sayers in order to succeed. Dr. Busch also shares about the nonprofit dental organization he...  Read More
Episode 88: The Connection Between SaaS-based Businesses and Dentistry
Software as a Service (SaaS) business models and Dentistry have a lot more in common than you might think. In this episode of The Operatory, Dr. Laskin shares a revelation he had while working in both fields and provides insight on what dental offices can learn from the Software as a Service...  Read More
Episode 87: Ruffling Some Feathers on the Topic of Consultants
Dr. Bryan Laskin and David Pryor ruffle some feathers as they discuss the all-important topic of consultants. How do you separate good advice from being sold on good advice? Dr. Laskin and Dave get into the details of what to consider when considering hiring a consultant.Ruffling Some Feathers on...  Read More
Episode 86: 3 Steps Of Transformation
Change is always happening in dental practices, and very often it's for the better. But what about the process of change? In this episode, Dr. Bryan Laskin and David Pryor dissect the three steps of transformation and how to prepare for them when making a change in your practice.3 Steps Of...  Read More
Episode 85: The Secret To Retiring Early with Adam Reisch
One of the biggest problems today in dentistry for dentists is planning retirement. Dr. Laskin and Dave talk with Adam Reisch from  about retirement planning and practice evaluation. The Secret To Retiring Early Find us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 84: The Power of Emotional Grit and Virtual Reality with Jennifer Fernjack
In today's episode Dr. Bryan Laskin and Dave talk with Jennifer Fernjack about patient anxiety and how to overcome extreme dental anxiety. Dr. Laskin and Jennifer  discuss the benefits of OperaVR for both patients and the caregiver. The Power of Emotional Grit and Virtual RealityFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 83: How To Instill Confidence In Your Patients And Team
How do you get patients to say "yes" to dentistry? You may know full well what is necessary, but sometimes convincing your patients can be a struggle. So how do we decrease that friction and get on the same page with our patients? In one word - confidence. Listen in as Dr. Bryan Laskin and Dave...  Read More
Episode 82: We Failed You
How did we fail you and what can we do about it? What’s the difference between and regular VR headsets? Dr. Laskin and David Pryor help debunk the misconceptions of dental anxiety.We Failed YouFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 81: Valuing Your Front Office with Laura Hatch
Dr. Laskin and Dave talk to their guest Laura Hatch of  about training and managing the front office staff in the dental space. Implementing training and continuing education.Valuing Your Front Office with Laura HatchFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 80: The Roadmap to Grow Your Practice
Dr. Laskin and Dave discuss what's new at OperaVR. Implementing new technologies to help your practice grow. Head on over to  to download the roadmap to upgrading your dental practice today. The Roadmap to Grow Your PracticeFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 79: How Amazon Will Die
In this episode Dr. Laskin and Dave discuss Amazon and how people view large companies and organizations. How Amazon Will Die?Find us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 78: How To Communicate The Value of Technology To Patients
Today Dr. Laskin and Dave discuss how to communicate the value of technology to patients and how to overcome the challenge of doing so. Improving and transforming the patient experience.Communicate The Value of Technology To PatientsFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 77: It's Like Going to the Dentist
Today Dr. Laskin and Dave discuss a recent seminar Dr. Laskin attended. What are you doing at your practice to improve the patient experience and minimize their fears?It Is Like Going To The DentistFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 76: Four Ways to Practice Success with Allison Lacoursiere
Dr. Laskin and David Pryor are joined by Allison Lacoursiere of  to discuss four ways your practice can succeed, whether out on an island or in the middle of Minnesota.Four Ways To Practice SuccessFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 75: Which Reviews Deserve Your Attention?
Everybody is focused on reviews. We all want them, we all look at them, and there can be a level of obsession over reviews. But in this episode of The Operatory, Dr. Bryan Laskin and Dave Pryor discuss which reviews actually deserve your time and attention. Listen in for another time-saving...  Read More
Episode 74: How To Save Yourself Hours Of Time In Meetings
Dr. Laskin and David Pryor sit down to discuss something familiar to anyone in any office - meetings. They're necessary, but how do you keep them effective and efficient? Listen to this episode and save yourself (and your staff) hours of time on meetings.How To Save Yourself Hours Of Time In...  Read More
Episode 73: The Key Traits of a Good Dental Practice (with Dr. Howard Farran)
Dr. Howard Farran of  joins Dr. Laskin to give some straightforward advice on how to create an ideal environment for everyone involved in your practice. He provides specific tips based on his professional experience as well as the general lessons he's learned throughout life.The Key Traits of a...  Read More
Episode 72: The Secret Behind Attorneys and Contracts
This week Dr. Laskin and Dave Pryor discuss lessons learned from past experiences working with attorneys and contracts to warn listeners how to avoid frustrating situations.The Secret Behind Attorneys and ContractsFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 71: Three Words To Improve Dental Bonding
Dr. Bryan Laskin and patient Dave Pryor discuss the most common step that dentists make during a bonding procedure.Three Words To Improve Dental BondingFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 70: How To Leverage the Rockstars In Your Office (with Ronda Holman)
Dr. Laskin and Dave Pryor are joined by Ronda Holman with  to discuss how dentists can foster professional growth and development to help take their dental assistant team (and ultimately their practice) to the next level.How To Leverage the Rockstars In Your OfficeFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 69: Why Data Security Is More Than Checking Boxes
Data security is a legitimate concern for both patients and dental practices. Today Dr. Laskin will talk about how he protects data security in his office and gives tips on how to keep sensitive information where it belongs.Why Data Security Is More Than Checking BoxesFind us on Radio!  Read More
Episode 68: The Secret Behind DSO's (with David Pegg)
David Pegg, Chief Development Officer at , joins Dr. Laskin on this episode of The Operatory.The Secret Behind DSOs with David PeggFind us on !  Read More
Episode 67: The Only Way To Grow Your Practice
Growth is the goal of all businesses, including dentistry. On today's episode, Dr. Bryan Laskin and David Pryor sit down to chat about what really matters if you want to grow your practice.The Only Way To Grow Your PracticeFind us on  Radio!  Read More
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