Bulletproof Dental Podcast

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Bulletproof Dental Podcast

Dentistry is evolving – Is your practice BULLETPROOF? Marketing. Systems. Leadership. Proven strategies to grow your practice with co-hosts Dr. Peter Boulden and Dr. Craig Spodak.


The 'D' Word - Why Debt Isn't Always Bad

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 141

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Key Takeaways 

● Introduction 
● Refinancing Debt 
● Shifting “Debt” Mentality- Performing Debt Versus Non-Performing Debt 
● Write Down Your Debt and Manage, Pay Down Student Loan/Consumer Debt &  Get it Off Your Spreadsheet  
● Compounding Interest 
● Mortgage Debt 
● Financial Arbitrage  
● Being the Beneficiary of Inflation 
● Add EOY Principal Paid on Practice Loans and Debt to Your Annual Earnings 
● “How to Get Rich”  
● Final Thoughts

 
References 

“How to Get Rich” ​podcast

Sameer Puri 

Reese Harper   

Bulletproof podcast with Peter Mallouk    

Pat Bet-David on Iran: YouTube ​

Summit 2020

Tweetable 

Having Your Money Work For You 


Inflation Happens 


It’s Like A Savings Account With a Due Date 


Keep Yourself Poor 


When Banks Compete, You Win! 

Invest in Yourself & Your Practice 2020

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 140

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

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Defending Dentistry with Dr. Miguel Stanley

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 139

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. Miguel Stanley

Key Takeaways 

● Introduction 
● Aurum 2019 
● Consistency 
● Dr. Miguel Stanley Background 
● Back to Basics 
● Ethical Concerns 
● Advances in Dentistry/AI 
● Insurance  
● Dental Industry Changes 
● Defending Dentistry 
● Amalgam  
● Regulations  
● Be Committed to Change 
● What is Dentistry? 
● Veneers 
● Summit 2020 

REFERENCES 

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind​ by Yuval Noah Harari  

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow​ by Yuval Noah   

The Bulletproof Practice: Your Epic Practice Begins Now​ by Dr. Peter Boulden & Dr. Craig Spodak 

Miguel Stanley on YouTube 

Slow Dentistry 

The White Clinic 

TWEETABLE 

The difference between the guys that make it and the guys that don’t is  consistency 


If you live by people’s praise, you’ll die by their criticism 


There are assholes everywhere in the world 


#DentalHooker 


Dentists Need to Recognize Good Dentists More Often 


Make Dentistry Great Again 


Dentistry is a Consumer Product 


We Do the Best With the Current Data Set That We Have

The Insurance Conundrum

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 138

Host: Dr. Craig Spodak

Key Takeaways

● Introduction: It’s YOUR Choice  
● Insurance Companies Commoditize the Dentist 
● Insurance is Advertising, You Pay Into Perpetuity  
● Insurance Can Cover Less Than Remarkable Performance 
● Know Your Treatment Acceptance Rate and GET IT UP 
● You and Your Team Add the Value 
● Authenticity and Energy  
● Owner Mindset--Own Your Results, Don’t Make a Global Problem
● Call Your Patients! 
● Experience 

References  

Summit 2020

Tweetable 
Own Your Results 
Be Remarkable 

2020: Your BEST Decade Yet

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 137

Host: Dr. Peter Boulden

Key Takeaways

● Celebrate Your Wins because Success Leaves Clues


● Analyze your Losses, Audit Your Learning


● Macroview


● The 4th Industrial Revolution


● Gerd Leonhard


● S.W.O.T.


● Focus on Your Superpower


● Create Some Goals that Light You Up


● Set Micro Goals that Add Up to the Macro


● Get an Accountability Partner(s)


● Be Committed to Continual Growth


● Closing

References

Peter Diamandis “Abundance”

Gerd Leonhard on YouTube

Summit 2020

Tweetable

Be Committed to Continual Growth

Celebrate Your Wins because Success Leaves Clues

Leadership with Dr. Jenny Perna

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 136

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. Jenny Perna

Key Takeaways

 ●Introduction

● The Philosophical Dilemma & Being the Hero 

● Getting Over Your Fears 

● Yogi Dentist 

● Women in Dentistry 

     ○ Challenges & Bias 

     ○ Work/Life Balance 

● Associate Versus Ownership 

     ○ Self-Awareness 

     ○ What’s Next 

● Self-Awareness in Effective Leadership 

     ○ Therapy 

     ○ Training 

● Morning Routine 

● Finding Community 

● Dr. Perna’s Advice 

● Summit & ..Star Wars?   
 
References 

Dr. Jenny Perna on Instagram  

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Summit 2020

Tweetable 

So Many People are Petrified of a ‘No,’ But Maybe it’s Just a ‘Not Right Now’ 

Reframing the Narrative on What We Think of as Successes/Failures  

Placebo is a Powerful Thing, Pal 

Celebrating Successes and HONORING Failures

 Success Leaves Clues 

We Don’t Really Know Ourselves as Well as We Think

 We Are All Susceptible to the Fatal Flaw of Pursuing Something We Don’t Love 

Just Grow Every Single Day 

Traveling Dentistry with Dr. Dustin Pfundheller

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 135

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. Dustin Pfundheller

Key Takeaways 


● Introduction 
● Dr. Pfundheller’s Journey to Traveling Dentistry 
● Places Visited 
● Traveling Dentistry Experiences 
● Different Ways of Seeing the World 

References

The Wandering Dentist

Dr. Pfundheller on Instagram

Summit 2020

Tweetable

Different Ways of Seeing the World

Educating Patients Through Dental Photography with Dr. Marvin Berlin

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 134

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. Marvin Berlin

Key Takaways

● Introduction 

● Same Day Dentistry 

● Photography in Dentistry 

     ○ Occlusal Photos Sell 

     ○ Educate Your Patients 

● Starter Digital Cameras 

● Artistic Photography vs. Photography to Get Patients to Say Yes 

● 4 Must-Have Shots: Full Face, Close-Up Smile & 2 Retracted 

● Don’t Have Docs Take Photos 

● “Speaking Dental” 

● Success Leaves Clues 

● Dr. Berlin’s Webinar 

● Keep it Real 
 

References

Lester Dine Dental Photography Specialist  

Dr. Berlin’s  Webinar - December 10, 2019 

Summit 2020 

Tweetable 

Let the Photos Do the Talking 

You Gotta STFU 

Success Leaves Clues 

A Lesson in Finance with Peter Mallouk

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 133

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Peter Mallouk

Key Takeaways

● Introduction 

● Being Cautious

● Learning Business the Hard Way

● Furthering Retirement in Dentistry

● Purchasing Power of the Dollar Declining

● Brokers & Independent Advisors 
     ○ Brokers: Have to Do What’s Suitable, Financial Advisors &          Products 
     ○ Independent Advisors: Fiduciary, no commissions or                    products,  Lowest Cost Investment Vehicles 
     ○ Different Legal Standards 
     ○ Dually Registered 
     ○ #1 Question to Ask: Do You Have the Series 7? 
     ○ The “Merrill Lynch Policy” 
     ○ Advertising 

● Advice on What to Do in Times of Uncertainty 
     ○ Start As Early As You Possibly Can 
     ○ Recessions, Corrections, & Bear Markets- These Happen All       the Time, It’s Normal and They Do Recover 
     ○ CONTINUE BUYING 

● Inverted Yield Curve 

● The Repo Market 

● The Consequence of Being Wrong 

● Cashing Out: A Red Flag 

● Human Psychology of Financial Decisions 

● An Efficient Market 

● High Flyers on the Index 

● Game Plan: Look at Debt  

● Cryptocurrency 

● Asset Classes 

● Slow & Steady Growth

References

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them: Getting Investing  Right by Peter Mallouk 

Summit 2020

Peter Mallouk on Bitcoin- YouTube 

FREE BOOK WITH BULLETPROOF MENTION!

Tweetable

Start as Early as You Possibly Can 


Continue Buying 


Be Committed to the Process of Getting in the Game

Leaning In: A Fireside Chat with Marc Hodulich

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 132

Host:  Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Marc Hodulich

 

Key Takeaways

● Introduction
● Building a Life Resume
● 29029
● Mental Toughness
● Fear As a Powerful Motivator
● LEAN IN
● Sticking to Core Values and Beliefs of Your Company / Practice
● Making Decisions in Business
● When to Be Selfish Versus Selfless
○ Communicate Your Needs to Those Around You
○ Do Something Where You’re the Sole Beneficiary
○ Finding a Balance
○ “80-Year-Old Self Test”
● Living in Gratitude, Positivity, and Positive Self-Talk
● Audit and Recalibrate
● Tequila!

References

  • https://www.amazon.com/Living-Monks-Turning-Happiness-Gratitude/dp/1478993421
  • https://www.amazon.com/Living-SEAL-Training-Toughest-Planet/dp/B0176MAG1M/ref=
    sr_1_1?keywords=living+with+a+seal&qid=1574194756&s=books&sr=1-1
  • https://29029everesting.com/ - 29029
  • https://bylr.co/ - Build Your Life Resume
  • https://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/ep-23-runatl-podcast-guest-marc-hodulich/ -
    RunATL podcast
  • http://www.hennepinhundred.com/ - Hennepin 100 Mile Run

Tweetables

  • You Have To Take the First Step
  • If You Stay in the Game Long Enough, You’ll Get to Reap the Rewards
  • The Highest of Highs Won’t Last Forever and Neither Will the Lowest of Lows
  • Keep Hiking Until it Feels Good Again
  • Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
  • You Can’t Put a Price on Your Reputation
  • It’s About My Journey, But Then It’s About the Journey of All Those Who’ve Supported Me

Working For A "Why" with Ericka Pierce

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 131

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Ericka Pierce

Key Takeaways

● Introduction  

● AllStar Smiles 

● ADS Cares 

● Working for a “Why”  

● Great Marketing/Brand Equity 

● Creating a Social Narrative 

● Giving Back Authentically 

● Company Culture 

● Making Our Teams and Our Lives Better/Personal Fulfillment 

● Differentiation from Other Practices 

● Helping the Community 

● Affiliate Dental Network 

● Annual Events 

● Company Culture of Giving Back Attracts Higher Caliber Team Members 


References

The Millenial Whisperer by Chris Tuff 

All-Star Smiles 

ADS Cares 

Summit 2020   

Tweetable   

Do Good by Doing Well   

Dental Tech with Dr. Aaron DeForest

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 130

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. Aaron DeForest

Key Takeaways

● Introduction 

● Camera Technology 

     ○ DSLR - Settings & Modes 

● Dental Products Designed for Consumers 

● Practice Management Software (PMS) & “The Cloud” 

     ○ Creating Technology That Better Works With “The Cloud”

     ○ PMS - Biggest Impediment to Growth 

● AI 

● Disruption in Dentistry 

● Other Trends in Tech 

● Isolation Devices 

     ○ Kona Adapter 

● Summit 2020 & Aurum  


References 

Dental Techup

 
Aurum Group Summit 2019


Git Hub


Bulletproof Summit 2020


Kona Adapter

Tweetable 


What do dentists want, in the future, that we don’t even know we want 


Disruption in dentistry isn’t bad, it just means keep your head up 


Instead of everybody looking at us, how about we start looking at them too

5 Ways to Increase Production

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 129

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Key Takeaways

● Introduction 

● Focus on Treating Quadrants 

     ○ “The Trifecta” - Diagnostic Skill, Great Hands, & Great Rapport

     ○ Treatment Acceptance Rate 

     ○ Benefitted Patient Verbiage 

● Same Day Dentistry 

     ○ Leave Blocks Open 

     ○ Hire Extended Duties Assistant 

● Mandate That High Resolution Occlusal Photos Are On Screen in Front of  Every Patient 

● Add Services That Help Patient Become More Comfortable (Remove  Impediment to YES) 

     ○ Nitrous 

     ○ Sedation  

     ○ IV’s 

● Become a Super GP 

     ○ Utilize Technology & Your Available Bandwidth 

     ○ On-Demand Economy 

     ○ Proximity Relates to the Referral Pattern  
 

References 

Summit 2020   

Tweetable 

Don’t Go For the Layup Just So You Can Have 100% 

Don’t Be Afraid to Audit Yourself 

Sweatyback Conversations

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 128

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Key Takeaways

● Introduction 
● Theory Versus Practice 
● Summit 2020 
● What IS “Sweatyback”  
● #1 Reason Dentists Quit-OFFICE DRAMA 
● Having Difficult Conversations 
● No More Intermediaries 
● Seek To Destroy the Elephant in the Room 
● Drama Kills Your Bottom Line 
● If Disney Ran Your Hospital 
● TEAM 
● The Patient is ALWAYS the Boss 
● Unconscious Leadership 
● Hygiene-Strongest Pillar in the Practice 
● Triple Win   

References 

Summit 2020   

Tweetable 

Sub-Grouping: Toxic to Culture & Profits

All Thought is Sub-vocal Speech 

The Subtleties of Language Are the Key to Leadership 

The Leader Eats Last 

Seek to Destroy the Elephant in the Room

“A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” TIM FERRIS

 

Learning To Say No with Dr. Miguel Ortiz

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 127

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. Miguel Ortiz

Key Takeaways

● Introduction  

● Dr. Ortiz’s Background  

     ○ Area of Study  

     ○ Photography 

     ○ Teaching 

     ○ Instagram as a Marketing Tool  

     ○ Why Dentistry? 

● Transitions in Photography/Dentistry 

     ○ Education to Help People Grow 

● Learning to Say No & Being Selective with Patients 

     ○ Preparing Patients for Failure 

● Base Your Work on Science, Not ​Trying 

     ○ Obligation to Work by Science  

● Principles/Programs in Teaching Today 

● What’s Next for Dr. Ortiz 
 
References 

DentLit 

Tweetables 


Learning To Say No

 

The Entrepreneur's Mentor - Patrick Bet-David

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 126

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Patrick Bet-David

Key Takeaways:

● Introduction 

● Being an Entrepreneur 

● Earning Your Self-Esteem 

          ■ Self-Validation 

          ■ Getting Along With YOU 

          ■ Principles 

          ■ Confidence 

          ■ Alignment 

● Learning From Mistakes 

● Making A Play Book 

● Advice Patrick Would Give to Himself 

● Advice To YOU From Patrick 

● Defining Success 

● Closing Remarks 

References:

Valuetainment

Vault 2020

Patrick Bet-David

Poor Charlie's Almanac on Amazon

Tweetable:

People Feel What You Believe 

Don’t Compromise Your Non-Negotiables 

It’s Going to be a Great Pain Today, But it Will Reward You in the Long Term

Associates & Partners

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 125

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

 

Key Takeaways:

● Introduction 

● Mentality Shift with Ownership 

● Associate-Driven Model

● Hiring for Partnership 

● Functional Ownership & Hiring for Your Weakness 

● Two Skills When Hiring Associate/Looking for a Partner 

          ■ Good Dentist 

          ■ Partner Role 

● Drag Along Rights 

● Owner Financing 

● Divide and Conquer 

● Planning with Partnership 

● Benefits of Partnership 

● Having the Conversation 

● Summit 2020

 

Tweetable:

Don’t Pay Me For My Time, Pay Me For My Results

Divide and Conquer

A Partnership Is, Indeed, A Freakin Marriage

All Cool Things in Life Happen From Compounding

Trust is Great Fuel For Business

It’s A Good Time To Be A Dentist

 

Smartest in the Room

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 124

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

 

Key Takeaways:

● Introduction 

● On Being the Smartest Person in the Room 

● Evaluate Where You Are 

     ○ Hire for Your Weaknesses 

     ○ Reevaluate Motives 

     ○ Hold Yourself Accountable

     ○ Desire Growth  

     ○ Be Discerning About Who You Spend Time With 

     ○ Seek Happiness

     ○ Value Progress 

● How to Get People to Like You 

● Victim VS. Victor

● Advice From the Smartest Guy in the Room 

 

 

Tweetable:

What's My Best Use NOW?

Happy Friends Make You Happier

3D Printing Party

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 122

Hosts: Dr. Craig Spodak & Dr. Peter Boulden

Guest: Dr. August de Oliveira

 

Key Takeaways:

● Introduction

● 3D Printing Models

     - Aligners

     - Analogs/Restoration

● 3D Printing Parties

● OBJ & Bellus 3D

● Open Sourcing in Dentistry

● Resolution & Precision

● Sprint Ray Pro & Asiga Max

● Resins

● Same Day Dentistry

     - Digital Dentistry

● Eliminating Milling?

● PMMA/Zirconia

● Use in Implant Cases

● Upcoming Printing Parties

     - 3D Printing Party: December 13-15 Eagan, Minnesota

     - November 7-9 Phoenix, AZ

 

References:

3D Printing Party

Guided Implant Course

 

 

Tweetable:

3D Printing Party

Can Blockchain disrupt dentistry?

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Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 122

Host: Dr. Peter Boulden  @ DEO Summit

Key Takeaways:

  •  Introduction
  • What is Blockchain?

                 -Disintermediation

  •  What is Bitcoin?

                 -Scarcity

                 -Decentralization

                 -Transparency

                 -Anti-inflationary

                 -Information Revolution

  • FANG Stocks/Cryptocurrency
  • How Blockchain Affects Dentistry

                -Health records

                -Peer-to-Peer, Consumer, & Professional Lending

                -Securitized tokens

                -Advertising & Marketing

  • Q&A with Dr. Boulden      

References:

7 Ways that Blockchain Cryptocurrencies Will Disrupt the Industry

Tweetable:

Best Performing Asset Class, Bar None, Over the Last 10 Years

Putting the World's Money in Perspective