T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

T-Bone Speaks is a dental podcast dedicated to helping you achieve clinical, financial, and personal balance in dentistry. Dr. Tarun "T-Bone" Agarwal and his co-host Mr. Chuck McKee bring years of practical experience and a unique 'in the trenches' view of dentistry to the podcast. Thanks to their entertaining demeanor and down to earth approach, you’ll be looking forward to each episode. For more great resources on dental learning or to submit a question to the hosts please visit .
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Nov 16, 2016

Here's the second part of our two-part interview with Dr. Jennifer Lopez. And if you haven't listened to the first one, be sure check it out by clicking HERE.

Nov 9, 2016

It's a brand new season for TBone Speaks and we're so excited to get on with the new sets of interviews out to our listeners. After 25 episodes in Season 1 that was really packed with great guests and experts in the field, I'd like to shift Season 2 to get a different perspective coming from newbies and not so known folks but have been successful.

In this first episode, I have Jennifer Lopez. Not the star, obviously, but Jennifer Lopez, the dentist. We've had a great time in this interview and considering that it took us about 2 hours chatting non-stop tells you how much we enjoyed the conversation. So be sure to listen to part 1 and part 2. Enjoy.

Nov 8, 2016

On today’s episode we have been asked in what cases can a 3D CBCT been used to produce a Panorex and if it is necessary to capture the condyles to be consider a Panorex.

Nov 3, 2016

On today’s episode we have been asked about the correct procedure when wanting to bill medical for CBCT Imaging.

Nov 1, 2016

On today’s episode we talk about how can Sleep Apnea be diagnosed and treated, and also our role and permissions as Dentists to work in this field.

Oct 27, 2016

On today’s episode we explore some of the causes that could be leading to implant failures.

Oct 25, 2016

PPO insurances covers functional Dentistry, but what can we do when we do also offer a more aesthetics and master's level work and we do not feel rewarded with a fair fee?

Oct 20, 2016

Often people are skeptical about new products and recommendation,but it is important to always take a look and listen to the message with open ears and open eyes. Today I will talk about this and share my personal experience.

Oct 18, 2016

On today’s episode we have two question. The first one regarding the Icon Infiltrant Resin, and then one question about occlusion changes after using sleep appliances.

Oct 13, 2016

Collaboration between General Dentist and Specialists is important. On today's episode we talk about three characteristics I look for on a specialist to improve our patient's care.

Oct 11, 2016

It is said that Sirona has a closed platform, but on this episode I will talk about why I consider Sirona a semi-closed platform and how to integrate it with other equipments.

Oct 6, 2016

Today we talk about how to integrate CEREC guides with different implant systems.

Oct 5, 2016

In our previous discussions, we've seen the role of the front desk or customer service and how they impact our overall dental practice. Today, we're going to take the limelight and put our hygiene department into the spotlight. 

Our guest for this episode is Rachel Wahl. Rachel has over 25 years of solid experience as a hygienist and she's with us today to share her secrets and tips on how to get your team back to work with you and your practice's goal. 

What you will learn in this episode:

  • the measure of longevity for any business is profitability
  • strive for at least three times hygiene compensation for net production
  • your hygienist should A) deliver high-level care and B) help promote your dentistry and help the patients want the dentistry that you’re offering
  • Remember Parkinson’s Law
  • Expand hygiene services so that we’re offering higher level services
  • get creative with the scheduling
  • the relationship is way more important than a little bit of hygiene production
  • We got to spend some time really focusing with our team on why
  • we got to make sure that we’re communicating to our patients really clearly on what is really happening with their health
  • if we want to get a different result we’ve got to take some different action
Oct 4, 2016

On today’s episode we talk about the cameras that we use in our practice and why and how we take pictures.

Sep 29, 2016

Today we introduce some questions to consider when buying a Cone Beam that will help you to select the most appropriate for your practice.

Sep 29, 2016

Whether you agree or disagree, your front office team can make or break your dental practice if you neglect the very important role they play in your business. So in today's episode, I've brought in Laura Hatch to help you (and me) really understand and harness the power of a motivated and effectively managed front office team. 

Laura is a Dental Office Manager in San Diego, CA and the founder and owner of Front Office Rocks, a training resource developed for dentists who need specialized training for their team on all aspects of the front desk.

Sep 27, 2016

We are back! And on today’s episode we have been asked about how to, with PPO fees, offer High Quality Dentistry utilizing technology. We will define High Quality Dentistry and what can and can’t be done with PPO fees.

Sep 12, 2016

Dr Rich Rosenblatt joins us today in this interview that was recorded straight from room 1406 of Westin Hotel in Chicago. 

Aug 29, 2016

Here is the continuation of our discussion on the five types of insurance. If you have not listened to the first part, be sure to check it out as we've covered some pretty essential insurance information that you ought to know. 


Key Takeaways You'll Learn From this Episode:

  • whoever you’re working with they should have your needs upfront
  • the less likely they are to happen the less expensive the policy is
  • If it’s not broken there’s no need to fix it
  • the number one malpractice claims comes because policies and procedures are not in place or followed
  • Setup a risk management procedures in your office that everyone knows
  • Get an insurance check up to make sure you're not under insured or over insured
Aug 25, 2016

On today’s episode we have been asked about the necessary equipment for those who are wanting to start treating Sleep Apnea.

Aug 23, 2016

Insurance is probably a topic that will bore many of you out there, but if you've been through what I've personally experienced, you'll probably be more attentive because insurance is important. And I can't emphasize that enough. So in today's episode of TBone Speaks, we have a two part episode where we're going to discuss the five types of insurance and why you should consider having them for your health, personal, business, and even property. I hope this episode will help you make the right choice and the right attitude towards insurance and insurance agents. 

Key Takeaways You'll Learn From this Episode:

  • the several different types of life insurance and why it all boils down to two really simple types, permanent and term insurance.
  • the four members of your financial planning team
  • what policy is the best fit for you based on your age?
  • when should your insurance agent recommend to you a whole policy
  • everybody needs life insurance
  • for life insurance, re-evaluate every three to five years
  • health insurance is probably the number one expense that really puts people in financial trouble.
  • if you own your home right out you do not have to have a home insurance. Most people have home insurance because it’s required by the mortgage company
  • always check your mortgage statement to make sure you’re not put in this forced policy.
Aug 23, 2016

On Today’s Episode I will explain the procedure we have in our practice to take and edit photographs, as well as the software we use and the way we add those pictures to the patient’s chart.

Aug 18, 2016

There are several option when it comes to having the materials to place implants. On today’s episode we go through some of them.

Aug 16, 2016

Today, our listener tell us he is burnout. How we can be less busy?, Why we don’t want to do dental-related learning? And also a way to adding more services are all some of the topics that we talk about today.

Aug 15, 2016

I have never seen a dental practice grow with a one man band. It's just not possible. It's suicide. So today, Chuck and I will share with you our personal experience and some tips on why you should (or should not) have an associate. I'm a strong believer that growth comes with delegation. It's a skill that can grow your practice and buy you the time you need, but at the same time help your associate grow as well. Getting an associate is no easy job. To many, it's actually a challenge, but hopefully not a stressful one. So today, we'll talk about the ins and outs, and the five things you should know about having an associate.  

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