How to be an Effective Dental Clinic this 2024?
T-Bone Speaks Dentistry
by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
2w ago
We need to be effective first, and then efficient second. In this solo episode, I discuss how we can be effective in our practice. We often set our goals to achieve a certain amount or perform specific procedures. But how can we reach these goals quickly and yield better results? In dental practice, effectiveness and efficiency are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences. In reality, we can strive for efficiency as much as we want, but we will eventually reach a limit. On the other hand, being effective means maximizing what we have at our disposal for the greater good ..read more
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Resetting Your Long Time Patients with CDC Code D0150 - Dentistry Made Simple
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
3w ago
It's time to reset your long-time patients.  In this episode, Meredith and I discuss the use of code D0150, which is typically applied to new patients but can also benefit those who have been with the practice for an extended period. Updating records comes at a cost of $20 per patient, and conducting this every 3-5 years can significantly boost earnings. Moreover, it offers patients the opportunity to review their progress and identify changes over time. Implementing this strategy may pose challenges, but it ultimately simplifies the role of the treatment coordinator.  Building tru ..read more
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Relieving Pressure at The Front Desk of Your Dental Practice - 3D Dentists
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
1M ago
Believe in the power of the front office. In this episode, Meredith and I talk about the struggles of the dental front office and how to relieve that pressure. Recognizing their potential can help them be productive and provide the best in their work. Empower and know their position and how they help present the best case to the patients for them to say yes. Having a salesperson helps the practice smoothly sign in patients from the front office to the transaction and to the procedures.  Integrity in your practice will help you achieve success. We at 3D Dentist believe in the golden rule ..read more
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How can an Associate Dentist be a Practice Owner? | Equity Models in Dentistry
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
1M ago
In this episode, our guest Perrin DesPortes from Polaris Healthcare Partners talks about the world of equity models in dental practices. We explored multiple strategies for growth, stability, and shared success, with a focus on benefits for associates, including opportunities for ownership, shared profits, and alignment of interests with practice owners. From structuring equity deals, practical implementation considerations, and long-term planning, we highlight the importance of third-party consultation and resources to arrange equity effectively. @01:59  Traditional Model vs. Earned Equ ..read more
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Discover the Best Tips, and Equipment Tested in Dental Photography Dr. Alessandro Devigus
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
1M ago
In this episode, Dr. Alessandro Devigus and I discuss the role of photography in dentistry, from its beginnings in 1998 and 1999 to today. Our experience has shown us how valuable photos can be in managing a dental practice effectively.  We recommend Mirrorless Cameras for their affordability and advanced features. For more insights into dental photography and videography, visit Dr. Alessandro’s channel. @02:43 Levels of Photography @07:11 Photography Equipment @10:48 Mirrorless vs DSLR in Dental Photography @13:50 Smartphone Photography @18:28 Dr. Alessandro’s Channel  ? Connect w ..read more
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Dentistry, Entrepreneurship, Fulfillment and more! ft. Craig Spodak and Sully Sullivan
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
1M ago
In this episode, Dr. Sully Sullivan, Dr. Craig Spodak and I talk about various aspects of dentistry, entrepreneurship, and personal satisfaction. Fueled by our desire to create dental practices that go beyond mere profit-making, we delve into the significance of fostering a supportive culture within the dental profession. We discuss the essential diagnostic skills necessary for associates in expanding dental practices, highlighting the unique obstacles we face and the importance of effective communication and quality dental care. Additionally, we explore the challenges of predicting the future ..read more
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New Ways to Maximize Websites in Dental Healthcare Marketing Exposed
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
2M ago
In this episode, we discuss the vital role of websites in healthcare marketing, emphasizing the need for effective search engine optimization (SEO) to reach a wider audience. We highlight strategies for converting website visitors into patients through user-friendly design and engaging content, while stressing the importance of aligning website initiatives with broader digital marketing strategies. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights for healthcare professionals aiming to enhance their online presence and improve patient engagement. @02:03Fundamentals of website balance @10:52.Le ..read more
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Discovering Your Implant Dentistry Passion and Advancing Your Dental Career at a Balanced Pace
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
2M ago
In this episode, come along with us as we dive into the inspiring journey of Emily Wojtowicz, a dentist who's faced the challenges of the profession head-on with a smile. Emily shares candidly about the twists and turns of her dental career, from grappling with the mental strain of constant gear-switching during procedures to finding her passion for complex implant dentistry. She takes us through her growth, from initial reluctance to tackling full arches and overdentures, all while emphasizing the importance of ongoing learning and team support. Offering advice to her past self, Emily reminds ..read more
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Transitioning from Oral to IV Sedation in Your Dental Practice
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
2M ago
In this episode, I'm thrilled to discuss dental sedation with our guest, Dr. Anthony Feck. We explore the transition from oral to IV sedation, highlighting the benefits of each method in alleviating patient anxiety and enhancing procedural outcomes. Personally, integrating IV sedation into my practice has been transformative, offering greater control and efficiency, even for shorter procedures like single tooth implants. We address common concerns about IV sedation, emphasizing its role in patient safety and management. Additionally, we discuss regulatory requirements and training options, adv ..read more
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How to Boost Dental Practice Productivity with Cutting-Edge Tools - Dentistry Made Simple
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by Dr. Tarun Agarwal
3M ago
In this episode, we talk about the development of cutting-edge tools that streamline processes and boost practice productivity. We highlight the value of high-quality products and how they may improve patient care and streamline processes. We also explore the benefits of customisable equipment for dental hygienists and the role that top-notch tools play in getting the best outcomes. Lastly, we discuss how practice cassettes and specialty tool kits can be used to increase productivity in a variety of dental operations, highlighting the need of embracing innovation in dentistry. @1:50.3 - TBS I ..read more
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