Podcast: Bret Royal of Implant Concierge on benefits of implant surgery

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin: This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Thank you for listening to Ascent Radio. My podcast is Ascent-Dental-Solutions. My name is Dr. Kevin Coughlin, a practicing dentist since 1983. I want to give congratulations to Doug Foresta, Standout and Be Heard. Doug has been helping me produce this podcast for the last several months and he can be reached at dougforesta@gmail.com. Today, we have what I ...
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Dentistry plays key role in sleep medicine

Feeling a little sleepy today? That’s okay, maybe you had a rough night. Not a big deal. But what if you’re feeling sleepy a lot? Days or weeks at a time? You may be becoming dangerous. Put another way, you may have a sleep disorder, putting you among the tens of millions who suffer with one. The dangerous part? It seems 20 percent of all motor vehicle accidents are associated with untreated sleep disorders. Do you remember the Challenger accident and the Three Mile Island danger? Both are connected with sleep disorder issues. How does this relate to dentistry? First ...
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New Dentists: independent or corporate practice a personal choice

Congrats. You’ve finished school and graduation was a blast. However after you’ve taken off the cap and gown, you have dentistry degree certificate and a lot of decisions to make. Life happens fast and you don’t have a lot of time before you have to begin your career. You’re at the proverbial fork in the road. And you really have two options: corporate dentistry (Managed Service Organizations or Dental Support Organizations) or starting your own practice. Corporate dentistry is definitely an easier road and a lot of grads are tempted by the allure of a steady, predictable income. I come ...
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Podcast: How video can help dentists grow their practice

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin: Welcome to Ascent Dental Solution Radio. This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin, owner of Ascent Dental Solutions. I want to give a thank you to Stand Out and Be Heard, Mr. Doug Foresta, who has produced this podcast for me for the last year or so. Without his expertise, this couldn’t be done. Today, I’m fortunate enough to have owner and CEO Andrew Olsen, who ...
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Podcast: Business options for dentists

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin: Welcome. You’re listening to Ascent Dental Radio. My name is Dr. Kevin Coughlin and I’d like to just give a notice of thanks to Mr. Doug Foresta. His company, Stand Out and Be Heard, has been producing and managing this podcast now for several months. I’m proud today to introduce to you Mrs. Jennifer de St. George. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with ...
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Podcast: Dental practice trends

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin: Good afternoon. You’re listening to Ascent Dental Solutions Radio. This podcast is brought to you by Mr. Doug Foresta. His company is Stand Out and Be Heard and without his expertise in podcasting and production, I would not be able to bring this podcast to you. The podcasts are made for business in general, but dentistry specifically. In this particular podcast, we’re fortunate and ...
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Podcast: What dentists need to know about sleep medicine

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Welcome. You’re listening to Ascent Radio. This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin. You can hear this podcast on Ascent-Dental-Solutions, where the focus is on knowledge, development, training and education. Today’s podcast is for dentists and for the lay public that is interested in learning more about sleep medicine. I want to first, before I get started, give a congratulations and a big thank you to Mr ...
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Formula for a great dental practice: S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

I have one word to help you build a great practice. It’s special. Well actually, it’s S-P-E-C-I-A-L, bold letters and period too. It’s no ordinary special. It’s a special special. Confused? Sure you are. Let me explain. The letter S stands for scheduling. Having firm control of your schedule is essential to delivering great service. The single biggest mistake I see in many practices - including the 14 I own - are issues about either being scheduled too lightly or too heavily. The second letter is P for Production. It’s about understanding net production and what you’re writing off with ...
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Podcast: How podcasting can help your dental practice

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin: This is Dr. Kevin Coughlin, owner and creator of Ascent-Dental-Solutions, with a focus on education, development, training and coaching. I’m excited today to bring to you a guest, Mr. Doug Foresta, who specializes in podcasting for businesses. In full disclosure, I created Ascent Dental Solutions sometime ago and noticed that it was spattering. And after meeting Mr. Foresta, he introduced me to the concept ...
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Podcast: Mindset secrets of successful dentists

Hello and welcome to Ascent Dental Radio. A program dedicated to the balance between the clinical aspect of health care and the business of health care. And now here is your host, Dr. Kevin Coughlin. Kevin: Good afternoon. You’re listening to Ascent Radio. This is Ascent-Dental-Solutions with a focus on knowledge, consultation, development and training. My name is Dr. Kevin Coughlin and I’m excited to introduce you to our guest, Ms. Kim Ades. Kim is President and Founder of FOM, which stands for Frame of Mind Coaching. Her focus is that she’s an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur, a coach ...
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