True Dental Success Institute

Archive for January 2018

258: Formulaic Growth Strategies with Dr. Addison Killeen



Dr. Addison KilleenIn this episode I interview Dr. Addison Killeen- practicing dentist, educator and multiple practice owner.

Addison has six practices in Lincoln, Nebraska and his group is in the process of assembling a solid management team.

During our chat, Addison and I discuss:

  • How his background in the restaurant industry helps him to effectively manage his dental practices
  • How he went from zero to $6M in revenue in a relatively short period of time
  • Why giving back is such an integral part of Addison’s mission
  • How teaching dental students how to operate a practice helps his own operation expand


257: Life and Dentistry



In this episode, I interview Dr. Cole Hackett and Dr. Joe Blalock from the Life and Dentistry Podcast.

This podcast is made up of a group of new dentists who recently graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

According to the founders,” We are a group of close friends that helped each other through the tough times of dental school and are now doing the same as we start our careers as dentists. Our mission is to help our listeners navigate through the world of dentistry as we do ourselves.”

During our chat, we discussed:

  • The challenges facing new dentists in many areas of the profession
  • The difference a peer group can make for your emotional, spiritual and physical well being
  • The Life and Dentistry Summit and the genesis of the event
  • How to shorten the learning curve in clinical and practice management development


256: Are you an Inspired Dentist?



Inspired DentistIn this episode, I interview “The Inspired Dentist” herself, Dr. Shakila Angadi.

Dr. Angadi is a social and emotional intelligence coach who helps dentists unpeel the layers of expectation and fear to optimize time and thought.

During our conversation we discuss:

  • How to develop the mental agility necessary to thrive in a stressful profession
  • The strategies for exercising your brain for optimal function
  • The secrets to avoiding burnout and fatigue
  • How self awareness and social intelligence can help to minimize stress related health and emotional issues


255: Reflections on Losing Everything with Dr. Alan Mead



Dr. Alan MeadOver the past few years, Dr. Alan Mead has become one of the most recognized voices in the profession of dentistry.

But his journey has been wrought with challenges that would have caused most people to throw in the towel forever.

In today’s episode, Alan and I discuss:

  • How addiction can progress gradually and can end up consuming your entire life
  • Life after addiction and the challenges that follow
  • Exciting new projects and events slated for 2018
  • The evolution of podcasting and what the future holds for the medium


254: Crushing it! How to Build a $2M Dental Practice in 12 Months



build In this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview my friend Dr. Tim McNamara.

During our time together, we talk about Tim’s wildly successful startup and how he was able to build it to over $2M in less than twelve months.

We talk about:

  • How he defied demographics and rapidly grew in a saturated market
  • What separated his practice from the other startups on the same street
  • How he was able to produce huge numbers on just 3.5 days per week
  • The future of dentistry according to Dr. Tim


253: Balance, Travel and Implementation in 2018



Today I chat with Kiera Dent, DSI’s traveling implementer and owner of Dental Placement Pros.

We reflect on wins and challenges from 2017 and our plans for growth in the new year.

During our conversation, we discuss:

  • The importance of self-awareness and how it affects every aspect of your life and business
  • Defining Office Manager expectations, on-boarding and training
  • How to prepare for an associate or partnership interview
  • How pride can prevent building strong relationships and culture


252: Legally Pay Zero Taxes with Tom Wheelwright, CPA



Tom Wheelwright

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki is one of my favorite books that has shaped the way that I view business, wealth, and taxes.

On today’s episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview Tom Wheelwright, Rich Dad Advisor, author of the best-selling book Tax Free Wealth, and Robert Kiyosaki’s personal CPA.

This is a great chat packed with valuable information and actionable content.

Specifically, we discuss:

  • How the brand new tax code will affect dental practice owners
  • Whether or not it’s possible to legally pay zero dollars in taxes
  • Specific strategies to immediately decrease you tax liability
  • The difference between tax deferment and tax elimination and why you should care
  • The most important personal relationship (besides your spouse) that will determine your level of wealth