True Dental Success Institute

Podcast – Dentalpreneur | with Dr. Mark Costes

270: Fees Matter with Tom Zgainer



Tom ZgainerIn this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I interview Tom Zgainer, Tony Robbins’ business partner and founder of America’s Best 401K.

During our chat we discuss:

  • How to analyze your current retirement plan and fee structure
  • The difference between a fiduciary and a broker
  • How Tom became affiliated with Tony Robbins
  • The simple test every investor must perform when vetting their investment advisor

269: When the Minions Take Over



In this episode, team DSI hits the of the Podcaster’s Lounge during the Voices of Dentistry Summit at the Doubletree Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

During this mashup episode, listen to what happens when my mics get “borrowed” and catch some wisdom from some of our smart attendees and speakers.

Fun episode!!


268: The Breakeven Point with Dr. Chris Potrykus



In this episode I sit down with my friend Dr. Chris Potrykus, the owner of a successful and rapidly growing multiple practice group.

During our chat, we discuss:

  • The benefits and advantages of Group Practice
  • The importance of knowing your breakeven point
  • Creating a management team that can seamlessly run a multiple practice group
  • Designing a business structure that thrives without the owner’s production and presence


267: Navigating the Gauntlet with Dr. Cole Brenny



Dr. Cole BrennyIn this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I sit down with one of our most popular past guests, Dr. Cole Brenny.

As founder of the, Cole specializes in coaching dental students and young dentists prepare for their transition into practice ownership.

During our chat, Cole and I discuss:

  • Dr. Brenny’s clinical and business views on practice ownership
  • What Cole believes should be a new doctor’s focus as a practice owner
  • The delicate balance between dental coach, clinician, and family priorities
  • The biggest mistakes made by new dental grads and how to avoid  them


266: Living the 4-hour Work Week



On Today’s episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I chat with a legend in dentistry, Vicki McManus at the 2nd annual Voices of Dentistry Summit.

Vicki has decades of experience coaching dentists and dental teams.

During our chat, we discuss:

  • How she has been able to accomplish living the 4 hour work week
  • Why emotional intelligence and soft skills are so important
  • How to pinpoint culture deficiencies in your office
  • The importance of an abundance mindset vs. a scarcity mindset


265: The VoD Mashup Part 1



The Podcasters Lounge at last weekend’s Voices of Dentistry Summit was high energy and hopping for two straight days.

Mixing and mingling were listeners, podcasters and some of dentistry’s biggest names and influencers.

In this episode, you’ll hear three separate interviews on topics ranging from advanced surgery, to practice management, to the legalities of multiple practices and practice ownership.

You’ll hear knowledge bombs dropped by none other than:

  • Dr. Baron Grutter, Dr. Samuel Cho, Dr. Darren Brower, Dr. Clayton Wainright, Chase White, Dr. Craig Hines, Dr. Kevin Frawley, and Brian Colao.



264: What’s Your Number?



If you missed the Voices of Dentistry Summit last weekend, you missed an excited and packed house at the Doubletree Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ.

The speakers line-up was loaded with some of the most popular and respected thought leaders in the dental profession.

In this episode of the Dentalpreneur Podcast, I’ll play my presentation entitled, the Effective Dental Practice CEO.

During my talk, you’ll hear:

  • The one universal truth that we all have to accept in our business and personal lives
  • The exercise that will help you to clarify how to get the most productivity out of every day
  • How to eliminate, automate and delegate your low value activities
  • How to block time at the right time of day to focus on your deep work


263: Backstage Secrets



Listen in to the pre Voices of Dentistry Summit excitement as I interview attendees from across the United States.  Pour yourself a cocktail and get ready for a good show!


262: Dental Nachos with Dr. Paul Goodman



Dr. Paul GoodmanJoining in today’s episode is Dr. Paul Goodman. Paul is a practicing dentist and the managing partner of a group practice with two locations along with his brother, Jeffrey, in Mercer County, NJ. Over the past ten years, Dr. Goodman had acquired three dental practices.

After graduating from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dentistry in 2002, he completed a GPR at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Goodman has a passion for teaching and speaking and has parlayed his interests into a vibrant online Facebook community called Dental Nachos, with over 6,000 subscribers.

During our interview, we discussed:

  • The expanding role of implants in the general practice
  • How to overcome the dread in an everyday dental practice
  • Some of the most common obstacles dentists face in practice ownership
  • How to create and manage multiple streams of dental income


261: The Future is Here- and its Bright! With Dr. Cory Glenn



Dr. Cory GlennDr. Cory Glenn is one of the hottest speakers and educators in dentistry today.

He attended dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences and did a GPR at Lutheran Medical Center.

Cory has traveled and taught extensively on a variety of topics, particularly guided surgery using Blue Sky Bio software.

According to Dr. Glenn, “for the first half of my career, I did not have a CBCT and did not embrace guided surgery, mainly due to cost. The BSB software changed all that and had led me to become what I call a “recovering freehander.” I’m now a huge advocate for guided surgery and do most of my surgeries fully guided and at a cost of $20 per case.”

During our interview we discuss:

  • Guided surgery and how to integrate it into any practice
  • Digital dentures and the how this technology is changing everything we know about traditional prosth
  • How BSB software can create clear ortho aligners at a fraction of the usually lab fee
  • The future of dentistry with technology and 3-D printing