Dental Realist Podcast
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The Dental Realist Podcast is unlike any other dental podcast. As three practicing dentists we have learned many things that we wish we'd known before dental school graduation, and we are here to give future, new, and veteran dentists the help they need to have a more enjoyable career.
||CleanEpisode 33 - Retirement Age Is Increasing and Is the ADA Doing Anything To Help?||According to the American Dental Association, the retirement age of dentists is increasing and we discuss why we think this is, what dentists and future dentists can do to avoid a later retirement, and what the ADA can do to help. We also...||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Mentur DDS||On Episode 32 Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron announce and discuss our new mentoring program, Mentur DDS. We started the Dental Realist Podcast to help other dentists and dental students navigate their career in dentistry and Mentur DDS will...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Is a Residency Right For Me?||In this episode Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron discuss doing a one-year residency after dental school graduation, and Dr. Neff offers his unique perspective on these programs. What are the benefits of a one-year residency? What are...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Dealing With A Bad Employer||In this packed episode Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron start by discussing how patient stress can impact the treating dentist. We continue our discussion by answering a listener's questions about dealing with a bad owner-dentist. Whose job is...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Important Questions From A Dental Student||In this episode we answer a second year dental student's email about his future after dental school. -With $300-350k in student debt, is it possible to have the lifestyle his family wants? -What is a good timetable to plan to purchase a...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Dealing with Insurances and Salespeople||In this episode we discuss some actual situations that happened recently at our offices. We start by discussing Dr. Neff's recent experience with a salesperson. Are salespeople out of touch with real world dentistry? Do they really have the dentist's...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Managing Dental School Debt and Practice Stress||In this episode we discuss if dental school is worth the debt that most students take on and options for limiting that debt. We also talk about some of the best ways to repay that debt and if student loan forgiveness is a viable option. Next we...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - How Dentistry Is Changing||In this episode we discuss how dentistry is changing and how these changes will affect the future of dentistry. What affect will retiring baby boomer dentists have on dentistry? Dentists are working less than they did in years past. Why, and will the...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Real World Dentistry w/ Steve Parker||In this episode we are joined by Steve Parker, editor-in-chief of The Profitable Dentist magazine, CEO of Excellence in Dentistry, founder of Dentiva Dental Coaching and Consulting, as well as an international speaker and dental journal contributor....||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Tax Planning w/ Craig Cody||In this episode we are joined by Craig Cody of Craig Cody and Company Inc. Craig is a certified public accountant and a certified tax coach, as well as the author of 10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands. We...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Student Debt's Influence On Dental Practices||In this episode we discuss Howard Farran's article "Suck It Up, Buttercup" and Decisions in Dentistry's article "How Educational Debt Influences Practice Choices." With dental school student loan debt being so high are dentists able to...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - What does the ADA actually do?||In this episode we address our thoughts on the American Dental Association. Is the ADA really on the side of dentists? Does the ADA support dentists like we want it to? With dental school tuition skyrocketing and dental insurance reimbursements...||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - How Can the Solo Dentist Survive?||In this episode we discuss what we learned recently at Dr. Charles Blair's lecture at the Utah Dental Association Convention and give our thoughts. Currently, how are corporate dentistry and insurance companies affecting the solo owner dentist? What...||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Challenges Facing Dentistry||In this episode we discuss the challenges facing dentistry and the Dentaltown article written by Dr. Gordon Christensen titled Challenges Facing the U.S. Dental Profession. What are the main concerns of dentists today? What are the solutions? Who...||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Dentist is the #1 Job in America?||On episode 19 we discuss the US News & World Report's ranking of dentist as the #1 job in America in 2017. What did this report get right and what did it miss? What should have been included in this report that wasn't? We also discuss the change...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Staff Motivation||In this episode, we discuss what motivates the dental staff. How do you handle Christmas bonuses? What about monthly bonuses? Is there an ideal bonus system? What is more important: money or praise? We discuss what has worked for us and what hasn't,...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Embezzlement Risk and Prevention, with David Harris||In this episode, we are joined by David Harris, certified fraud investigator and CEO of Prosperident. We discuss steps dentists can take to prevent embezzlement, hiring techniques to select new employees, types of embezzlers, what to look for if a...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Mental Gymnastics in Dentistry||In episode 16, we discuss the many mental ups and downs of dentistry. How do you handle patients who refuse x-rays and/or treatment, the know-it-all patients, the composite gauntlet, patients who have received false information from the media, and...||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Things Learned In Dental School--Useless or Useful?||In this episode we talk about many of the lessons learned in dental school. Some seemed important at the time and turned out to be totally useless. Some seemed pointless and ended up being useful in private practice. How are you supposed to know the...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Pain In Dentistry w/ Juanita Benedict||In this episode we are joined by Juanita Benedict, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Pain seems to be a normal part of every day for dentists, and Dr. Benedict discusses some of the causes of pain and some ways...||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Building Patient Trust and Value||In this episode, we discuss Imtiaz Manji's ebook called Trust and Value: A Field Guide To Today's Dental Patients. We go in depth on the great patient traits, key patient behaviors, and how to interact with a variety of dental patients. This...||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Dental School Admissions w/ Brian Trecek of Marquette University School of Dentistry||In this episode we are joined by Brian Trecek, Director of Admissions at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Mr. Trecek discusses the many aspects of the dental school application and interview process. What makes an applicant stand out? How...||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Zero Cost Practice Boosters||In this episode we discuss many of the common sense and inexpensive ways to help improve your practice. No expensive equipment or products required. What message are you sending to your patients? How can you pleasantly surprise your patients? How can...||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - The Many Opportunities of the Dentist and the Importance of Being Likeable||In Episode 10 we discuss: Dentist job options and some pros and cons to each: Solo owner Associate Partner Education Public health Corporate practice employee Group practice Prison (working in one not being locked up :)) Why do you need to be...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - The Unique Dentist-Patient Relationship||In this episode we discuss: What makes an ideal patient? What are some unique challenges of the dentist-patient relationship? Is it possible to mold patient behavior? How does staff contribute to the dentist-patient relationship? How to handle...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Staffing- A Critical Part of Your Practice||In episode 8 we discuss staffing and cover the following: - Idea differences from dental school to real life - What makes a good staff member? - What makes a bad staff member? - Hiring challenges - Interviewing - Retaining staff - Reasons for...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Financial Pitfalls and Solutions w/ Jordan Youngblade||In episode 7, we are joined by financial advisor Jordan Youngblade to discuss many of the financial pitfalls dentists fall into. We discuss some of the mistakes dentists make in debt management and retirement planning, what dental students can...||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - How Insurance Is Changing Dentistry||In Episode 6, we discuss how dental insurance is changing dentistry today. How does dental insurance affect: a patient's treatment decisions? a dentist's treatment presentation? a practice financially? What are the benefits and downsides of...||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Surviving Dental School||In Episode 5 we discuss: - A day in the life of a dental student - Importance of being organized - Preparing for exams - Labs - Clinic - Extracurricular activities - Finances Please contact us with any questions or comments:...||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Stress In Dentistry||In episode 4 of the Dental Realist Podcast, we discuss the causes of stress in dentistry, the effects of the stress, and some ways to better manage that stress. We touch on the issues of confinement, isolation, personality conflicts, economic...||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Myths vs Reality of Dentistry||In today's episode we discuss many of the reasons pre-dental students cite for wanting to become a dentist. We had many of the same reasons and we discuss if they are fact or fiction, myth or reality. Do/did you want to be a dentist because of the...||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Importance of Controlling Debt||In this podcast we discuss many facets of debt that are facing dentists today: - Good vs. Bad Debt (Necessary vs. Unnecessary) - R.O.I. (Return on Investment) - Educational Debt - Business Debt - Personal Debt - Income outlook to service...||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1- Helping Dentists||The Dental Realist Podcast is unlike any other dental podcast. As three practicing dentists we have learned many things that we wish we'd known before dental school graduation, and we are here to give future, new, and veteran dentists the help they...||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the candor about dentistry!
This has been the most helpful resource I’ve found in learning about the reality of dentistry... although it hasn’t swayed me away from wanting to change my course and pursue dentistry, it’s definitely given me a more sober understanding of what is to come. Thanks for everything, fellas!
This podcast is fantastic for any dentist, dental student, pre-dental student, and anyone interested in learning more about the behind the scenes of being a dentist. The guys are very entertaining to listen to and always provide applicable knowledge based on their experience.
Honest and hilarious!
This is the side of dentistry not many people like to talk about, or a desperate dentist-wannabe just chooses not to hear. As a new dentist listening to this, I’m nodding my head to almost everything! The hosts are honest while not losing their sense of humor on such dreadful topics. This is so therapeutic and I’m addicted. Highly recommended!