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Archive for February 2014


[Video] The “Roach Coach” and the MBA

Weekly Dental Wisdom Episode 5

Sometimes we learn life’s greatest lessons in the most unlikely of places.

After I graduated from the University of California, San Diego with my bachelor’s degree, the only plan that I had was to get into a good dental school, graduate and open my own dental practice.

But that dream didn’t materialize until three years and twenty-one attempts later.

While the years of waiting and reapplying felt tortuous at the time, the twists, turns and experiences of that period forever changed the way that I look at business, education and life… and a unique business opportunity and the executive MBA program were just two of them.

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

All the best,

Mark Costes, DDS
Founder, Dental Success Institute
Founder, Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting
Author, Pillars of Dental Success

P.S. The Dental Success Summit 2014, in San Diego is just two weeks away! We only have a few seats left but you can still get tickets to the event at a discounted price. 14 CE credits, some of the best speakers in our profession, and a gorgeous venue right on the water, what more could you ask for? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE Hope to see you there!




The Relentless Dentist

Dr. David Maloley is a rare breed.

His podcast entitled The Relentless Dentist is listened to by dentists and dental professionals in 43 countries.

The theme of his show is that you don’t have to follow the status quo in our profession and that once you break through the excuse and blame game, there’s happiness and prosperity waiting for you on the other side!

Dr. Maloley recently interviewed me on his podcast and I wanted to pass the episode on to you.

Click Here to Listen to the Interview

David ‘s podcast broadcasts weekly on iTunes so make sure to support him and subscribe to his show… It’s completely free and will expose you to some of the sharpest leaders in our profession.

Enjoy and thanks as always for your support!

All the best,

Mark Costes, DDS
Founder, Dental Success Institute
Founder, Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting
Author, Pillars of Dental Success

P.S. If you haven’t already registered for the Dental Success Summit ’14, we are extending our sweetheart discount…  Register before Friday, February 21st to save 60% off of admission with a free ticket for your spouse or key staff member. Click Here to Register for DSS14




[Video] Practice Success and Your Brain

Weekly Dental Wisdom Episode #4

Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

In this week’s episode, I discuss the difference between how the two hemispheres of your brain process information and the impact it can make on your personal and practice success.

Enjoy the video!

All the best,

Mark Costes DDS
Founder, Dental Success Institute
Founder Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting
Author, Pillars of Dental Success

P.S. If you’re not already registered, for just a few more hours, you can still get your ticket to the Dental Success Summit 2014 at 60% off AND bring a spouse or staff member for free. Hope to see you there!

click here to register for DSS14




The Paradox of Elite Performance

In this week’s episode of Weekly Dental Wisdom, I discuss the paradox of elite performers.

Modeling those who have already accomplished a level of success that you are striving to achieve is one of the keys to creating a lifestyle that you desire.

BUT… even the ultra-successful can develop habits that are counter-productive.

In today’s video, we’ll discuss:
– The right way to implement any new system into your dental practice.
– How to delegate while keeping your team engaged and on task.
– The difference between being effective and efficient.
– How to transform your management style from reactive to proactive.

Click the video below to watch this episode of Weekly Dental Wisdom

Enjoy the video!
All the best,

Mark Costes DDS
Founder, Dental Success Institute
Founder Horizon Schools of Dental Assisting
Author, Pillars of Dental Success

P.S. Make sure to check out the impressive line-up of speakers for this year’s Dental Success Summit scheduled for March 14-15th in San Diego, CA. Satisfy your C.E. requirements while enjoying sunny San Diego, great food, cocktails and endless networking opportunities. Hope to see you there!

Click here to learn more about DSS’14