The waters can get murky when you are trying to decide whether to pay someone as an employee or an independent contractor. How do you decide? Jonathan and Joseph delve in during this two part series.
In this episode of the Tooth & Coin Podcast, Jonathan VanHorn and Joseph Rugger discuss leadership. The larger your practice becomes, the more important it is to have leadership skills. For most people, it doesn't come naturally. What makes a good leader, and how do you become one?
Welcome to the Tooth and Coin Podcast - a revamping of the Start Your Dental Practice Podcast by Jonathan VanHorn, CPA/ABV. He is now joined by Joseph Rugger, CPA/CGMA to explore the ins and outs of running a dental practice from a CPA's perspective. This episode explains more about Jonathan and Joseph, as well as how the podcast will help dentists.
People like money. Nefarious people like to steal money - and sometimes they can find some pretty creative ways to do so. Fraud runs rampant in the dental industry. Some experts say that as many as 50% of practices deal with it at some point in time. How can you protect your practice? Jonathan VanHorn and Joseph Rugger discuss fraud in the dental industry in this episode of the Tooth & Coin Podcast.
As a dentist, opening up a dental practice can be daunting. You've gone to years of schooling to become a dentist, but likely have had minimal education or experience pertaining to how to run a business. In this episode of the Tooth & Coin Podcast, Jonathan VanHorn and Joseph Rugger discuss the challenges that they see many of their dental clients face when opening a new practice.
In episode 2 of the Tooth and Coin Podcast, Jonathan and Joseph discuss what a CFO is and how they can help your practice. Does your CPA act as a CFO for your dental practice, or do you need someone else? Listen to find out!
We are excited to announce that we will be launching a new podcast at Tooth and Coin in 2021, so be on the lookout for new episodes on this page!
Want to get more out of how you and your staff answer your phones? How about, when you should hire help? Today I'm excited to share my conversation with Cory Pinegar, CEO of Callforce, who dives deep into the art of answering the phone and how to develop the right phone system for your practice. Having talked to many dentists over the years, I know that one of the most difficult things to "get right" is how you handle your phones, especially when you're starting out.
Should you consider a dental membership plan for your practice? In today's SYDP interview I sit down with Jordon Comstock CEO of BoomCloud to discuss why offering dental memberships can be great for your practice and how to increase your chances of success.
While the health of your family and friends obviously comes first, it’s more important than ever to build the right systems to attract more patients for your practice. Today’s guest Dan Delmain is an industry leading leader in helping small businesses generate patients and increase revenue through strategic online marketing and website design. We talk about everything from website design, to latest marketing best practices. I’ve personally seen how effective Dan’s methods are with his clients and in our talk he shares some incredibly powerful marketing and business strategies you can apply right away.
Struggle with case acceptance? Most dentists do. In our latest podcast episode, former SYDP guest Alex Nottingham shares his best strategies to improve case acceptance without relying on hype and pressure. You definitely don't want to miss this jam packed show.
Hey Ambitious Dentists, One of the most common questions I get in talking with dentist practice owners all over the country is how to acquire a dental practice successfully. As you likely know, there’s a massive difference between thinking about acquiring a practice and actually taking action on your plan.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 105 - Dr. Amanda Wilson, founder of Straight Smile Solutions tells us adding ortho can dramatically increase your practice’s revenue when done correctly.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 114 - Abby Chao co-founder of CollegeBacker.com shares tips to save for your kid's higher eduction as a dental practice owner.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 113 - Jeff Gladnick president and CEO of GreatDentalWebsites discuss the must have ingredients for an effective dental practice website.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 112 - CEO of Ideal Practices Jayme Amos discusses current entrepreneurial trends in dentistry, and why they matter to you.
Tooth & Coin Podcast - Dr. Paul Goodman and attorney Rob Montgomery discuss the frequently asked question: should buy a house or a dental practice first?
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 111 - Ryan Isaac cofounder of Dentist Advisors dives deep into the nitty gritty of financial planning and retirement for dentists.
Hey Ambitious Dentists, Do you always feel like you’re playing catchup on learning the latest best practices for running a successful dental practice? Whether it’s taking yet another training, or listening to the top rated dental podcasts, it can often be a challenge to keep up.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 109 - Dr. Paul Goodman, of Dental Nachos fame, cover the nitty gritty in and outs of buying a dental practice.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 108 - What makes an “effective” dentist and how to improve productivity at your own dental practice with Dr. Hunter Smith, a Dental Town legend.
Hey Ambitious dentists! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Can you believe there’s only a week left of 2018? We have a really great SYDP episode for you today, with our previous star guest Kiera Dent rejoining the show sharing how to optimize your dental practice.
When starting your dental practice, the list of things you “need to do” is virtually endless. You need to hire your first employee. You need to setup your website. You need to find the perfect office location. And in all the chaos of getting things up and running, many dentists neglect one of the most important components of successful dental practice.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 105 - Teresa Duncan from Odyssey Management shares the biggest mistakes most dentists make when it comes to insurance and the steps to avoid them.
Hello, ambitious dentists, Whether you’re just starting your dental practice career, or have been growing your practice for a while, you probably have experienced the many ups and downs that come with being a practice owner.
Happy New Years ambitious dentists! I hope you were able to finish 2017 on a strong note, and are ready for a great new year! To kick off the show in 2018, I’m excited to welcome two-time guest Dr. Graham Dersley back on SYDP. He’s seen some incredible success since he was last on the show and continues to build the ever popular Practice on Fire community.
Ambitious dentists, Note: Since the interview was published there have been some updates/changes to the tax code and how it affects dentists. While the episode is still valuable, be sure to check the latest updates for the best picture of the current tax laws and regulations.
Ambitious dentists, Can we get an encore? Today I am very excited to have dental consultant Kiera Dent back on the SYDP podcast for episode 101.You may remember when we had Kiera on the show for episode 92 where she shared how to choose the right dental consultant for your practice.
Ambitious dentists, Today I am very excited to share with you episode 100 of the Start Your Dental Practice podcast. What an incredible journey it has been.When I started the SYDP podcast just a few years ago, I had no idea what to expect, and I couldn’t be more happy with the community we have built.
Hello ambitious dentists, Today I’m very excited to share with you my conversation with Dr. Mike Dolby, founder of Practice in Your Pocket which helps you clearly understand the areas in which your dental practice is underperforming through leveraging technology.
Hello ambitious dentists, Today I have a fantastic interview with Samantha Leonard co-founder of Stream Dental which provides services to help dentists solve the age-old problem of HR.For most dentists, HR remains an unsolved mystery and if we’re being honest, is very often an afterthought in the endless list of todos throughout your day.
Hello ambitious dentists, For many dental practice owners, running a practice is often a lifelong dream. Despite the thousands of hours of education and hard work, there’s no better feeling than knowing you help your patients ultimately live a better life.
Hey, ambitious dentists, I have a really special treat for you today. Today, I’m on the other side of the mic yet again with Dr. Panks Dhingra. Dr. Dhingra and I recently became friends, when he reached out to learn a little more about the “dental podcasting community.”
Hey ambitious dentists, I recently had a great time being on the other side of the mic with Dr. Alan Mead on the Alan Mead Dental Experience podcast. Alan Mead likely doesn’t need much of introduction, as he’s one of the most respected people in the dental industry and is a cohost of the very popular podcast DentalHacks with Dr. Jason Lipscomb as well.
Hey ambitious dentists, I hope you had a relaxing Labor Day weekend and were able to put your extra day off to good use. I know I really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Today I wanted to share a self-hosted episode where I talk about the differences between a general CPA and a dental CPA, and how to choose which one is right for you.
As a dental practice owner, your time is your most valuable asset. And like me, I’m sure you have an endless list of books and podcasts you want to consume at any given time.And while there are tons of AMAZING resources out there, sometimes finding the right resource for what you need now can be a little tricky.
Hey Ambitious Dentists, I have a really exciting interview for you today, with the one and only Weston Lunsford, CEO of Dental Intel…Dental Intel is one of the most popular tools used by dentists to help track the metrics and numbers that matter, so you can focus on dentistry.
Ever run into this problem? A patient comes into your office with a major tooth ache. Within minutes you know they need a procedure done. Problem is… the procedure is a bit on the expensive side.
Whether you’re just about to start your dental practice or looking to take your current practice to the next level, it all starts with building a good team. In dental school, you learned how to fill a cavity and spent thousands of hours studying dentistry… but I’m guessing you didn’t have to take a course on how to build a great team. Which is why I’m so excited to introduce today’s guest Alex Nottingham, CEO of All-Star Dental Academy.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 92 - Dental consultation Kiera Dent tells us how to choose the right dental consultation for your practice that will help your practice grow, not hold you back.
Just tuning in? Be sure to check out Part 1 SYDP 89 How To Buy A Dental Practice Today I’m really excited to be sharing part two of my self-hosted episode on how to acquire a dental practice. There’s a lot that goes into buying a practice successfully, and in today’s episode, I’ll expand on what it takes to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. If you enjoy these self-hosted episodes, be sure to let me know what you would like me to cover in the future and I will do my best to do so!
One of my favorite ways to stay “up to date” with the dental industry is to be active in a few high-value Facebook groups. And though “social media” often gets a bad rap for being a waste of time, I often find the discussions and comments highly valuable.When done correctly, Facebook groups help you stay on top of the latest trends and build meaningful connections with other dentists and professionals.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 89 -This self-hosted episode discusses everything you need to know about how to acquire a dental practice.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 88 - Norman Gelfand is an expert in commercial real estate discusses the 3 things he looks for in every dental practice lease.
Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you have some dental student loan debt. Having worked exclusively with dentists for most of my professional career, it’s not common for me to see aspiring practice owners coming out of school with 400-500k in student loan debt, and that’s only for a dental license!
According to recent statistics, 55% of American’s don’t have dental insurance. And if your practice is only serving the 45% of patients that do, you’re leaving a ton of money (and profit) on the table. One way to serve those without insurance is to offer an in-house membership plan, but when done improperly, it can often be more of a headache than a plus.
As technology continues to transform the dental industry, the world of insurance and credentialing has become increasingly complex. As a result, dentists are spending more and more of their valuable time trying to figure things out.And if we’re being honest, most dentists don’t exactly get excited about dealing with insurance and properly codifying their services.
One of the best parts about running the Start Your Dental Practice podcast is all the interesting opportunities that it has created for me, both personally and professionally. I get emails and phone calls from listeners all the time sharing their successes, failures, and all the big things they want to accomplish. It’s such a great feeling and an incredible honor.
There are many things that go into building a successful dental practice. Good marketing helps get patients in the door. A high-quality team makes sure things run smoothly.
We all know, getting on the front page of Google or Bing can have a huge impact on your business, especially when it comes to getting more patients in the chair. But how exactly can you improve your practices SEO? That’s not quite as clear.
Anyone can grow a successful practice with the right strategy, attitude, and a little bit of luck. I truly believe that. But being a dentist is about more than just padding your pockets. It’s about service. It’s about community. It’s about making a difference, while also building a life of financial freedom.
Since we launched the Start Your Dental Practice show just a few short years ago, the SYDP podcast has become way more than just a podcast... it has become a community of aspiring and experienced dental practice owners from all over the world.
Since we launched the Start Your Dental Practice show just a few short years ago, the SYDP podcast has become way more than just a podcast… it has become a community of aspiring and experienced dental practice owners from all over the world. And I couldn’t be more grateful for all the connections that have been made over the years.
It turns out, many dental practice owners need help getting their retirement plans in order, based on the incredible response we received from SYDP episode 75 with Tom Zgainer from America’s Best 401k. I received dozens of personal emails from SYDP listeners saying how informative the episode was and how it really helped them to start thinking about their future.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 79 - Successful dental practice owner Justin Short shares his tips on how to maximize productivity and break free from the never ending grind.
As a dental practice owner trying to grow your business, you’re always on the lookout for new ways to get patients in the door. But let’s be honest, with so many options, it can be just a little bit overwhelming. I’ve even experienced this myself, with my business DentistMetrics.
One of the hardest parts about running a dental practice is keeping a consistent revenue stream coming in month after month.Some months you might do great.. And the next month.. Not so much.
As we say time and time again here at Start Your Dental Practice, building a successful practice is many years of hard work. And while there’s no shortage of tips and strategies to help take your practice to the next level.. There’s something that isn’t often talked about in the dental space.
You don’t need a dental CPA who runs a podcast to tell you that the world of dentistry is changing. And changing fast.New ways to market, constantly changing best practices, and an increasingly competitive landscape. And for the millennials who are just getting out of school, things can get a little overwhelming.
As I’ve mentioned, on a few previous episodes of SYDP, I had the pleasure of speaking at and attending the Voices of Dentistry Podcast Event. It’s not often that I go to conferences that absolutely blow me away, but I can honestly say this was one of those times.
Everyone has their own reason for wanting to build a successful dental practice, and ultimately that reason is what keeps you pushing through, even when times get tough. Somedays you’ll be on top of the world, and others you’ll think about throwing in the towel.
Dental. Supplies. No, I’m not trying to intentionally give you a headache or make your blood pressure immediately rise by mentioning those dreaded words.
The tools and software you use to run your practice can either help enable you get more done.. Or make life needlessly complicated. For dentists, it’s often the latter.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 69 - Dr. Anissa Holmes from Delivering Wow explains what “delivering wow” means to her, and how you can apply it to your own practice.
As you may know, a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Voices of Dentistry event. It was easily one of the best events I’ve attended in recent memory, and I was fortunate to connect with some of the best in the business.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 67 - Hunter Smith, owner of the Southern Dental Group, tells us how to navigate the turbulent waters of practice acquisition and build a thriving practice.
Budgets. If we’re being honest, they don’t always have the reputation as the most “fun” topics in the world of dentistry. But a solid budget can make all the difference in keeping the lights on at the end of the day.
A strong marketing strategy is essential to get more patients in the door.You know that. But… unfortunately, with so many options out there, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and stuck. Maybe you can relate.
Note: This is an encore of SYDP episode 48 with Dr. Alan Mead updated with time sensitive information about the Voices of Dentistry event you won’t want to miss! If you want a weekend full of learning and connecting with the best of the best Voices of Dentistry is for you. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Monday 1/16/2017 !
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 63 - Michael Arias founder of The Dental Marketer Site share his short “How Many Patients Should My Practice Be Attracting” quiz.
A few weeks back, my wife and I were craving sushi and decided to turn to the all knowing Google for answers. I pulled out my iPhone and typed, “ Best sushi in Little Rock Arkansas.”
One of my favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin is when he says “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” And yet.. Time and time again, when I talk with owners who are struggling to grow their practice, it almost always comes back to a lack of a proper plan.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 60 - Here is 3 step process to finding the perfect location for your practice from public speaker and ‘Dental Demographer’ Scott McDonald.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I know, I’m still recovering from all the delicious food I had. In addition to spending time with family and friends, I hope you were able to pause for just a few moments and celebrate everything you have to be grateful for.
Time and time again, we talk about how important it is to execute if you want to run or grow a successful dental practice.Hard, smart work matters. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t have work 100 hour weeks to make things happen. In fact, in our experience, that will only lead you to burn out.
Cash. Is. Oxygen. In order to run a successful practice, not only do you have to provide exceptional service to your patients, you also have to master the art of collecting money. Here at Dentist Metrics, we talk all about marketing, branding, and getting the most from your staff… But at the end of the day, collecting on your accounts receivable is what keeps your doors open.
We all have different reasons for wanting to start a dental practice. Maybe you’ve always had a passion for the dental industry. Or maybe you love making a difference in your patients lives. Or perhaps, you just love the challenge of building a thriving dental business.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 55 - Rohit Garg, founder of Practice by Numbers, translates how to make your dental practice numbers into actionable insight you can actually understand.
Is stress controlling your life? Chances are if you’re listening to this, you’re more than familiar with the stresses of everyday life. Student loans. Family obligations. Personal issues. Overcoming barriers with your practice. The list goes on and on.
A few weeks ago, I shared some of the best strategies, tips, and lessons I’ve learned from talking to hundreds of practice owners in various stages of their practice. It was without a doubt one of the most popular episodes on the Start Your Dental Practice Podcast.
Whenever I talk with a practice who is struggling to get where they want to be… The first thing we look at is how they answer their phones. It’s deceptively simple, but can often make all the difference in the world. Listening to your phone calls isn’t “sexy” but it can often give you tremendous insight on areas to improve.
It’s no secret that virtually every potential patient for your practice spends hours online searching for the “perfect dentist” before picking up the phone. Taking your website seriously can truly be the difference between struggling month to month or having your phones ring nonstop.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 50 - Dr. Richard Low, founder of SharedPractices, a roadmap from graduation to a success practice.
The one thing that separates the just OK dental practice from the top performing dental practice — is a great front desk. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get this right. New employees come and go. Front desk training is often neglected. There are a million of other things needing your immediate attention.
Today’s show features a pioneer in dentistry and to dental podcasters. Dr. Alan Mead is the master behind Mead Family Dentistry and the widely known Dental Hacks Podcast.
Running a dental practice is hard. Every day you have thousands of things that are vying for your intention. And sometimes, in our desire to make things happen we neglect the the basics.
I’m excited to share with you my findings from an analysis of the financials of 25 separate dental practices. The main purpose of this study was to see if I could find any commonalities between practices that were profitable and successful at what they were doing.
The right team can determine a practice’s success or failure. Having the right people to operate a business is key in ensuring that you are moving in the right direction.
Imagine for a moment that you’re standing in front of a future patient. But you’re not the only one there. You are joined by two other dentists who want the business just as much as you do.
Owning a dental practice gives you the opportunity to make lots of money. But just as dental school doesn’t teach you the business side of dentistry, it also leaves out the financial literacy aspect.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep. 42 - Dr. Anissa Holmes, founder of Delivering Wow, takes you though creating a Facebook marketing strategy for your dental practice that works.
There are many reasons people get into dentistry. Without a doubt, one of those reasons is the opportunity to make lots of money. But in order to make lots of money, there’s a cost to pay:
When patients visit the dentist, they are typically there to address dental hygiene. Nonetheless, studies show that a person’s oral health may have a direct correlation with other potential health issues.
Owning a dental practice means you wear many hats (especially when you’re first getting started). As the owner, these are just some of the roles you play:
I felt inspired to do this episode after a trip to Disney World with my family. It was the end of tax season, and probably the most appropriate time for us to disconnect from the business and have fun as a family.
Tooth & Coin Podcast Ep.37 - Our digital dental CPA firm explores the best accounting software for a dental practice.
Dental school will teach you how everything there is to know about oral hygiene: - Proper care of teeth - Correctly use of dental instruments - How to administer treatments
As a dental practice owner, there are so many things you can be doing to grow your business…yet so little time. One of the beautiful things about technology is that you can put it to use even when you’re not working (or working on something else).