August 31, 2020
In this podcast, the entire crew from the GoToDentist Podcast welcomes Dr. Hesham Sherghin onto our virtual set. At just 34 years old, this young dentist has created a phenomenal multilocation dental practice, two other businesses that support practicing dentists, all the while working on his MBA.
You will hear the passion in Hesham's voice, the clarity of his vision, and the business principles he utilizes to manage his time, inspire his team, and make a difference in the lives of his team members as well as his customers.
We were captivated by this young man. Our biggest takeaway was that it really does not matter if you are a small dental practice with 3 team members, or creating a multilocation machine. To have success your vision has to be clear and understandable. The leader has to passionately lead, and when obstacles come (and they will), you must have the persistence to overcome. David, Pio, and John learned a ton from this young professional, we hope you do as well!
August 15, 2020
On December 31st, 2018, only moments before a New Years Party was going to begin in her home, Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt got the call that her office was on fire. Living only 5 minutes from her office, she rushed only to find it engulfed by flames. Just a few years before she became the primary owner of this busy restorative/general practice and now had patients, and a team that depended on her.
In this episode, John and David interview this incredible woman as she discusses how she handled these tragic events. You will hear how leaders act in a crisis and employ principles to stay positive no matter what. Listen to how Noemi came out the other side of this, with a stronger team, and a crystal clear vision of what she will be doing in the years to come.
John and David were blown away with this amazing professional. This is a must listen to for anyone that wants to be a better leader, or simply be inspired by an incredible story. ENJOY!!
August 3, 2020
In this episode, you will hear from one of dentistry's rising stars. Kevin Groth has Restorative practice in Bingham, Michigan. Kevin is also the host of The Young Dentist Show, through ACT Dental, on Monday nights at 8:00 pm. You will learn how Kevin in a span of 7 years (he is 33 years old), has transformed his father's dental practice into his own thriving office. You will hear the passion in his voice, the clarity of his vision, the commitment to his craft, and his relentless dedication and love towards his team. You also hear about his struggles, and how he navigated through some dark times. We at The Go To Dentist Podcast are so impressed with this young man. We are excited to introduce you to him and hope you enjoy our conversation as much as we did. We learned a bunch!
July 19, 2020
In this episode, John, David, and Pio welcome Paresh Shah DMD onto the Podcast. Paresh is a phenomenal Dentist from Winnepeg, Canada. His primary practice focus is on solving complex dental problems (often with an esthetic component), utilizing an interdisciplinary focus. Dr. Shah balances a busy practice with a lecture career that has him on the road as much as 35 days a year. In this Podcast, Paresh is incredibly transparent as he discusses how he used the downtime, during the Covid crisis, to plan the next level of his career. Listen to how he worked through some initial fear, and ultimately identified his core values to drive a crystal clear new vision, that has created massive change to his team, the physical location of his office, and how he is going to practice. At 59 years old, Paresh had John, David, and Pio on the edges of their seat as his passion for Dentistry and his commitment to his vision became so apparent. This episode is a constant reminder that we all need to have a clear vision, specific goals, and to continue to let them evolve as we go through our careers.
July 7, 2020
In this episode, John interviews Dr. Drew Cobb, senior faculty on the Dawson Academy's Team. Drew has a phenomenal restorative practice in the Washington DC area that emphasizes advanced restorative dentisty, esthetics, and the treatment of TMD/Facial Pain. Drew is a consummate learner, and invests heavily in both with time and dollars to continually learn. Recently his interests were aimed at learning, mastering and implementing sleep medicine into his busy practice.
Drew outlines the rigors for his chosen path of study, which was the extensive, multi weekend training program at Tufts University. You will learn how it has it has affected his practice, why he added some members to his interdisciplinary team, and how it has changed how he treatment plans. Listen to Drew's passion, and come away inspired to go to the next level.
July 6, 2020
In this episode, The GoToDentist team launches its new direction, focusing on the behaviors/habits that lead to successful, happy, and balanced lives. Special emphasis will be placed on learning from Dentists who creating exceptional clinical results, highly productive practices, and manage to do so while working towards having the "complete" life they are striving for. We want to learn who they are, what drives them, and the things they do on a daily basis-that is leading to their personal success. By doing so, we can align ourselves with these habits, and the discipline that is necessary to take our own lives and practices to the next level.
John and David kick off the new direction by interviewing Dr. Zach Sisler. In a very short period of time Zach has converted an older practice in a town of 7000 people, in central Pennsylvania, into a thriving, esthetically driven, destination practice. For those of you that know Zach, you know the level of work he his doing. For those that don't know him yet, you will find out how at 35 years old, he has linked a clear vision, with incredibly disciplined behavior to create the practice and life that only a few years ago, he was dreaming of. We hope you enjoy it....we had a blast interviewing him!
May 23, 2020
In this episode Dr. John Cranham and Dr. Pio Modi discuss the debate that exists regarding anterior guidance. Is it important? What are the different schools of thought regarding this key component of occlusion? Why do the anterior teeth play such an important part of force/load management for the entire occlusion? What are the specific goals The Dawson Academy adheres to, when creating a customized anterior guidance for the patient?
We view Dr. Peter Dawson's concept of the customized anterior guidance as one of his most important contributions to the practice of Dentistry. Tune in to find out why!
May 7, 2020
In this episode one of the hosts of the Go-To-Dentist podcast went back to work! How did it go? What was it like to work with all the gear on? was it hot? Could he see? Will scheduling strategies need to be utilized, as we increase our general practice volume, and keep up with our busy hygiene schedule? Find out these details, and learn tips on how to ease your way back into this new normal.
In part Two of this podcast we discuss the current state of Dental Continuing Education, and the rapidly emerging live streaming format being used by The Dawson Academy. The Podcast team reviews the recent Functional Occlusion 2-day seminar that was live streamed to over 700 dentists in 39 states and 22 countries. Is there a tectonic shift occurring in Dental CE, happening right before our eyes? The go-to-dentist crew has strong opinions on this. It might surprise you!
May 1, 2020
Many states and provinces have given dental practices the green light. OPEN THE DOORS they say, you are needed! Yet there are no clear cut guidelines on what we should be doing for universal precautions for the dentist, team and the patients. While it is recommended for us to wear N95 masks, face shields and gowns, this necessary gear is on limited supply. In this episode Dr. Cranham and Dr. Modi welcome back practice management Guru Larry Guzzardo to discuss the dilemma that faces every dental practice in the world. Come away with some hope as well as some strategies to formulate your own plan for re-entry...into this new way of practicing dentistry.
April 28, 2020
Hear first hand how TOP PERFORMERS, behave, think and ACT. John & David interview Tyler Jury DMD ands Clay Simpson who own a high end leather manufacturer in Louisville, KY (www.claytonandcrume.com). After having to close down their business and lay off 20 employees (Tyler doing the same in his dental practice), they brainstormed how to make a difference. After a short stint messing around with mask fabrication unsuccessfully, they locked in on using their facility to make face shields. After successfully producing 1000, and donating them, the Governor of Kentucky asked if they could produce 500,000-1 million more! They of course said....YES! Learn how these two 30 year old young men, did what major auto manufacturers could not do. Ramp up production to 30,000 shields a day in a matter of a few weeks. How did they work around the multitude of obstacles? How did they get financing? How did they go from 20 employees to close to 200? How did they obtain the work space? Where did they get the supplies? Who did they hire? This is an AMAZING story with sound human as well as business principles we can all take with us moving forward. And if you need PPE, we will help with that too!