Episode 370

Life Saving Dental Hygiene with Tom Larkin DDS

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: February 20, 2019 | Listening Time: 00:58:13

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Dr. Tom Larkin

It is long past due to get serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease! Today we know ever more about the link between oral and systemic health and we have new technology that can help improve specific diagnosis and new technology that will help patients understand what is going on with their health.

In this Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Tom Larkin to discuss the many advances available today in the world of oral/systemic health.

In this interview, Gary and Tom discuss;

  • Latest advances in the integration of medicine and dentistry,
  • Tom’s role as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of perio disease,
  • background of phase contrast microscopes in dentistry,
  • the breakthrough work that Bradley Bale MD and Amy Doneen DNP are doing to educate the public,
  • Bradley Bale’s book; Beat the Heart Attack Gene and why this book is a must read for all Dentists and Team Members,
  • new ways to identify biofilm DNA and bio markers in patients,
  • the economic potential in growing your hygiene department,
  • Tom’s innovative development of a practical microscope solution,
  • the concept of facilitative learning and host of other details related to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of perio disease.

Buckle up…..You are in for a wealth of information in this podcast interview!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips; with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

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Website for Gary’s New ‘Less Insurance Dependence’ podcast:

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Link to the previous Thriving Dentist Show interview with Tom Larkin:
‘Integration of Medicine and Dentistry with Bradley Bale MD and Tom Larkin DDS’

Tom’s Website:

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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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