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If you are a dental practice owner or team member, this podcast is for you! Join Kiera Dent as she shares first hand knowledge on what it takes to create a wildly successful dental practice!


257: The And Asset

Sep 03, 2020

Joining the Dental A-Team family today is Caleb Guilliams, founder and CEO of Better Wealth Solutions and a financial extraordinaire! 

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start using money as a tool in your practice, and Caleb is a wealth of knowledge for doing that. In this conversation with Kiera, Caleb shares four principles for how you should think about your practice, your money, and your time, as well as two strategies for the more advanced students which will totally change the game in how your practice operates! You WILL NOT want to miss this episode!

Caleb is beyond GENEROUS and has TONS of free tips for our Dental A Team family.  Be sure to hop on over to https://betterwealth.com/dentalateam! There is SO MUCH THERE!!!
As founder/CEO of Better Wealth Solutions, Caleb Guilliams leads a company committed to show people how to be more efficient and control their money today while maximizing their future wealth potential.

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256: Workshop Wednesday: Treatment Planning 2.0

Sep 02, 2020

The Dental A-Team is here to walk you through the second part of perfecting treatment planning! (Make sure you listen to part one of DAT’s treatment planning episode so you’re fully caught up!) This episode focuses on the shift to take from implementing basic procedures to something more advanced. 

These Workshop Wednesday episodes allow listeners a look into a more interactive training with the DAT experts. Be sure to follow along to all of them at www.TheDentalATeam.com!  
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255: Learn to Pivot, Not Endure

Sep 01, 2020

Dr. Summer Kassmel is back!

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from one of our top podcast guests, but in this episode she’s back and as wonderful as ever! Dr. Kassmel and Kiera talk about the challenges COVID-19 has brought forward, and why/how dental teams should be able to pivot rather than just endure.

Focusing on self care, becoming upstream thinkers, maximize two to four hours of your week to simplifying systems — these are all topics discussed and ways your practice can improve life for one another and your patients.

Want to hear more from Dr. Kassmel? Be sure to join Kiera, Dr. Kassmel and a fantastic line-up at Women Dentists Connect, November 13-14, 2020. Get your tickets and discount now at www.womendentistsconnect.com



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254: Breaking Dentistry Norms

Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Ashley Joves of Smile & Co. is here to join the Dental A-Team party! 

This episode is all about standing out as a dental practice and establishing REAL relationships with your patients, something Dr. Joves has dedicated her life to. She and Kiera talk about Smile & Co.’s approach to dentistry and how and why she stands out. Conversation topics include…

  • Social media

  • A culture of accountability and fun

  • Having a female-led practice

Owner of Smile & Co., Dr. Ashley is passionate about staying on the leading edge of dentistry and invests hundreds of hours into ongoing training each year. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Joves also has two podcasts: The Making of and Dental Friends With Benefits.  


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253: Workshop Wednesday: Treatment Planning Made Simple

Aug 26, 2020

It’s time for another Workshop Wednesday! In today’s proactive lesson, the Dental A-Team teaches the best way to present a treatment plan, laying out the steps and the best way to perform them:

  1. Insurance verification

  2. Input and phase

  3. Scheduling 

  4. Presenting

By implementing these steps, your visualization of getting the yes from your patient will go from a dream to reality! Listen up to know what to do.


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252: Dentistry Uncensored Crossover!

Aug 25, 2020

Kiera joins Howard Farran on his podcast, Dentistry Uncensored, to talk about the common topics heard today in the world of dentistry. The two discuss the growth of practices, work-life balance, the pros and cons of office managers, the best practice management system, and the turnover of millennials. Whew! A whole lot of tips to take away from this episode.

Visit www.TheDentalATeam.com for the best ways to have the best practice and team you possibly can. We’re beyond happy to help you out — either in person or virtually. Just reach out! 


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251: Overcoming Your Limiting Beliefs

Aug 20, 2020

Here’s to becoming scholars of dentistry — and in this episode, that means living life on your own terms and in a positive state. Kiera shares her limiting beliefs and what she’s done to overcome them. So what’s holding YOU back from being the person you want to be? — and what’s been lost by hanging on to these beliefs? The DAT is here to help you in multiple aspects of your life. Always remember that. Visit www.TheDentalATeam.com to make that connection. 


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250: Magic Phrases and Pre-Payments

Aug 19, 2020

We’re diving back into working together in our DAT workshops! Today’s topic: the magic phrases to use in scheduling and how to best deal with pre-payments. The Dental A-Team crew helps out on the sidelines, sharing the three E’s of communication, and a whole bunch of other dentistry gold.

Interested in your own virtual training? Visit www.TheDentalATeam.com!


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249: “Here’s a Coin; Fix My Tooth with Dr. Howard Farran"

Aug 18, 2020

The amazing Howard Farran joins the Dental A-Team podcast! 

In this episode, Kiera and Dr. Farran cover a bunch of topics, giving you, dear listeners, inspiration for the job you love. They talk about advice for your younger, freshly-graduated-from-dental-school self; the politics of dentistry; the future of the dental world; and a whole lot more! Listen, enjoy, and then visit www.TheDentalATeam.com for more goodness.

Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, the founder and owner of dentaltown.com and Dentaltown magazine, has practiced dentistry at Today’s Dental in the Phoenix metro area for more than 30 years. In 2017, Incisal Edge magazine ranked him among the 32 most influential people in dentistry.

Dr. Farran reaches hundreds of thousands of dentists from around the world every day. His ever-expanding presence across social media platforms include 300,000 Facebook followers, 25,000 Twitter followers and 35,000 LinkedIn followers, not to mention the 250,000 registered members on ...

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248: Tips That Will Change How and Who You Hire

Aug 13, 2020

The Dental A-Team recently hired four different people in a week and a half. Yeah, we hear your hiring woes … but in this episode we have tips that will change for the better the way you hire for your practice, as well as the quality of people you hire.

Kiera shares gold on…

  • Best times to post ads for job descriptions
  • Using different titles for positions
  • Key times to interview
  • The magic of sending scenarios
  • And more!

Hiring can be a headache, but we’ve mastered the art of it! Make sure you listen and take notes to perfect your own strategy. More gold can be found at www.TheDentalATeam.com.



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