Episode 638

Three Practice-Building Technologies Worth Considering

Host: Naren | Published Date: April 3, 2024 | Listening Time: 0:46:58

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Are you tired of your competitors having an edge due to the outdated dental technologies that you are using?

In this episode, you will discover three cutting-edge dental technologies that can revolutionize your practice. CBCT machines offer crystal-clear 3D images for flawless implant dentistry, digital scanners can replace the dreaded impression trays, and 3D printing can be used for surgical guides and more. These advancements can not only impress your patients but also make your work as a dentist smoother and more efficient. Tune in to learn how you can take your practice to the future!

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    • 00:00:31 – Introduction
    • 00:01:00 – Announcements 
    • 00:02:29 –  Clinical Tip By- Dr. Stephane Reinhardt on Clear Aligner 

    Coaching in Action

    • 00:05:50 – Introduction to the topic of discussing three practice-building technologies worth considering.
    • 00:07:02 – Discussion on how technology is perceived as modern and essential in certain segments of the population.
    • 00:08:09 – The importance of maintaining a technologically advanced office to attract and reassure patients.
    • 00:09:01 – Introduction of three practice-building technologies: CBCT imaging, digital scanners, and 3D printers.
    • 00:11:26 – Importance of CBCT imaging, particularly for implant procedures and legal protection.
    • 00:16:01 –  Example of offering complimentary implant consultations with 3D imaging to attract patients.
    • 00:17:57 –  Discussion on the benefits and necessity of digital scanners for accurate and pleasant impressions.
    • 00:22:40 –  Introduction of 3D printing technology and its applications in dentistry.
    • 00:24:09 –  Considerations for implementing 3D printing in a dental practice and its potential as a practice builder.

    Q&A Segment

    • 00:28:59 – Q1: I have a suburban practice with access to an imaging center two blocks from my office. Is it still worth having CBCT in my office?
    • 00:32:41 – Q2: I have all the technologies you mentioned, Gary, and a few more. Can you suggest ways to successfully market a technology-oriented practice?
    • 00:39:35 – Q3:I am concerned that I might be a bit too early in investing in 3D printing. What are your thoughts?
    • 00:41:44 – Q4:I am not sure if I am doing enough dental implants in my practice to justify purchasing a CBCT. Help me rationalize this.


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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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