It is no secret that the economy has been a challenge not only here in the US but internationally as well. The Thriving Dentist Show now has listeners in 54 countries and that number grows every day, so it is important for us to address dental topics on the local level and internationally as well. While the economy has been a challenge, it is still absolutely possible to have a THRIVING Dental Practice as evidenced by Gary’s practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Not only has Gary’s practice survived in brutal economic conditions, but they have figured out how to thrive in these conditions. We were honored to have a very good friend of Gary’s, and a fellow Arizonan, as a special guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. His name is Dr. Howard Farran and he is one of the most progressive minds in the Dental Profession Today.
In the last episode of Thriving Dentist Show we discussed the importance of Tribes in Dentistry. Dr. Farran created one of the most incredible Tribes in Dentistry when he created DentalTown. Dentaltown is THE community for dental professionals. Dentaltown.com offers message boards with more than 140,000 members discussing all things dental (and some things not), online CE to keep you informed about the latest treatment techniques, classified ads to help you staff and stock your practice, monthly polls to show you what’s trending in dentistry and much more. One of the greatest benefits of being a member of the DentalTown Tribe is that you never have to feel like you are practicing alone!
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!