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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!


261: Associate to Owner, Taking the Leap

Sep 10, 2020

Yogi Dentist aka Dr. Jenny Perna is part of the Dental A-Team! Dr. Perna talks with Kiera about her role as an associate dentist, her hunt to buy her own practice, and the lessons she’s learning to prepare her to become a practice owner.

Some tidbits from their conversation: Dr. Perna loves the creativity of dentistry and is seeking her own narrative in the field; associate dentists can hone in on leadership skills at any time — they don’t have to wait to become the practice owner; there’ll be many speed bumps along the way to purchasing a practice and stepping into the lead dentist role, but there are even more educational resources (including the DAT, wooo!) that can help guide you.

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Dr. Jenny Perna grew up in Merritt Island, Florida, where she spent her early years performing as a dancer, singer, and actor. While attending the University of Florida for her undergraduate education, she worked as a dental assistant...

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259: Outsourcing is Your Friend

Sep 08, 2020

Dr. Summer Kassmel joins Kiera to talk about solutions for outsourcing! Now before you panic over the idea of incorporating a call center into your practice, let us talk you through it. Kiera and Dr. Kassmel share their experiences with outsourcing, good examples of who you can hire, and why outsourcing can be so effective in the COVID time.

A reminder: outsource companies are your employees, meaning you establish KPIs and check-ins. You can make sure they fit in nicely with how your practice functions.

Visit www.TheDentalATeam.com to find out other resources that’ll help your practice find success.  


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258: The Comeback Challenge

Sep 07, 2020

It’s a tough time for dental offices (and a whole lot of other businesses) right now, but the difference between others and you is that you have the Dental A-Team in your court! To help rebuild what COVID has destroyed, we’re starting the Comeback Challenge 2020 on September 14! 

This free challenge will run for five days and help re-inspire you and your team to come back better than ever! The DAT will be talking scheduling, shifting mindsets, billing, and more … It’s all at www.TheDentalATeam.com/Comeback. Go sign up right now!

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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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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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