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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 www.TBoneSpeaks.com .
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 26, 2018

I’m delighted to welcome Dr. David Stern from Jarrettsville Family Dental onto the show to discuss his interest in in-house payment plans and how it has impacted his practice.

Dr. David Stern obtained his DDS degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and is a current member of the American Dental Association. He is a family orientated man and enjoys the “small town lifestyle” of Jarrettsville with his wife and two adorable little daughters. When it comes to his practice, he strives to develop long-term and meaningful relationships with his patients and ensuring that they can afford dental treatment, which is what fuels his interest surrounding in-office payment plans.

David reached out to me after listening to one of my previous podcasts where I talked about in-house payment plans, and I decided to invite him onto the show to hear more about what made him bring payment plans on board, what the outcomes have been and how it has changed his practice.

On the podcast we discussed:

  • How David came to learn about in-office payment plans
  • What an in-house payment plan is and why it’s necessary
  • Benefits of in-house payment plans for the practice AND the patient
  • Challenges of implementing payment plans and how to overcome them
  • What type of practice should and shouldn’t implement a payment plan
  • Why you should have a firm financial arrangement in place before treatment
  • How to track multiple types of AR within a practice and managing outstanding payments
  • Types of dentistry carried out in “rural practices”

For more information visit: tbonespeaks.com/david-stern/

Jun 19, 2018

On this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Shaun Mirabal about his aspirations to be a practice owner and how he is going to put his plan into action.

Dr. Shaun Mirabal graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2015 and worked as an associate dentist in DSO for two and a half years. He has since decided to open a dental practice with his wife and is committed to taking continued education courses to keep up with the latest advances in state-of-the-art technology and procedures in dentistry.

On the podcast we discussed:

  • Shaun’s journey from graduation to becoming a practice owner
  • Finding the right practice and what to look out for when you’re looking to buy a practice
  • The importance of finding the right type of dentistry for YOU
  • Why implants and digital dentistry is the future of the industry
  • Understanding the true value of technology is vital before investing
  • How to develop a “game plan” and why you need to re-evaluate it every 3 to 6 months
  • Why you should define your goals into specific targets and write them down!
  • Overcoming fears and challenges when buying a new practice

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Jun 12, 2018

On this podcast episode, I welcome Dr. Craig Lambourne from Granbury Dental Center to the show.

Dr. Lambourne graduated from the University of Southern California and obtained his DDS degree in 2015. He currently works as a dentist in Granbury Dental Care in Texas, which is a practice that focuses on a range of services including dental implants. Craig has certification and training in Invisalign and is currently on a mission to learn more about implantology by taking additional CE such as our Implant Pathway Course with Dr. Justin Moody.

On the podcast we discussed:

  • Craig’s passion for dental implants and CE
  • Comprehensive Lifetime Care and why it’s more than just the “fancy procedures”
  • The importance of developing a relationship with your patients
  • Breaking down the negative stigma of DSO’s
  • Advantages of joining a DSO regarding finances, experience and the overall quality of life
  • Why owning multiple dental practices isn’t as awarding as it sounds
  • How to decide whether you should join a DSO or buy your own practice
  • What stops people from wanting to join a DSO? 

You can find out more by clicking here

 

 

Jun 5, 2018

Join me in the latest episode of the T-Bone Speaks podcast where I speak with Dr. Holly Baller from Denver, Colorado.

Holly graduated from the University of Colorado in 2016 and is now working as an associate dentist in Denver. She’s a huge advocate for continued education with a strong passion and interest in pursuing implant dentistry and Myofunctional Therapy. Her reasoning for this is because she believes that this is where modern dentistry is heading, and there is massive potential there that she would like to tap into.

We discussed:

  • Holly’s unique situation working as an associate in a general dental practice AND an orthodontist practice
  • Benefits of Myobrace and how it’s used to align crooked teeth without braces
  • The current paradigm shift in modern dentistry towards airway treatments and why this is a good thing
  • The underlying issues that can cause orthodontic problems with your children’s teeth including soft tissue dysfunction, mouth breathing, and tongue issues
  • Importance of early treatment for children who are candidates for Myofunctional Therapy
  • What the Schwartz Appliance is and how it can be used to expand the arch and improve airways
  • Vital signs to look out for to help determine whether a patient can benefit from pre-orthodontic treatment
  • The necessary fees associated with Myofunctional Therapy
  • Healthy Start Vs Myobrace and the pros and cons of both appliances

You can listen to the full podcast episode by clicking here

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