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The ADA has a pilot initiative to develop podcasts on a variety of dental topics. We're interested in your opinion, so once you've had a chance to listen to each podcast, please let us know what you thought of it. For more information on podcasts, please visit our Podcast FAQ or e-mail us at podcast@ada.org. Note: Podcasts are not currently eligible for CE Credit.

Episode #24: The Growing Impact of PPO's on Your Practice Through Leased Networks

Leased dental networks are becoming increasingly more popular with dental benefit plans. Dr. Mark Jurkovich discusses the various types of dental plans that utilize leased networks and the issues and potential advantages associated with these plans.

Speaker: Dr. Jurkovich has treated patients for over 30 years as a solo practitioner and most recently in a large group practice. He has provided consulting and strategic planning services for third party administrators and practice management software firms. He is a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs which helps to inform member dentists about benefit plan changes that may influence their practices.

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Episode #23: Social Media for the Savvy Dentist

Speaker: Dr. Jason Lipscomb is a general dentist in Richmond, VA. He is a 2002 graduate of the VCU School of Dentistry and currently operates two practices in Virginia. His passion for social media began in the late 90's by exploring forums and online communities. Through years of research and trial and error, he has developed a tremendous working knowledge of all facets of social media. Practicing what he preaches, Dr. Lipscomb does not use any traditional advertising to promote his practice, only social media and he averages about 500 new patients a year. Dr. Lipscomb is a sought after speaker and is committed to teaching dentists that they can take control of their online destiny by using social media. Dr. Lipscomb is the co-author of the book "Social Media for Dentists".

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Episode #22: Smart Questions for a Successful Associateship

Speaker: William Prescott is an Ohio attorney with over 20 years experience representing dentists in practice transition negotiations. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Prescott worked in the field of dental equipment and supplies. Mr. Prescott is currently working on the third edition of his book Business, Legal, And Tax Planning for the Dental Practice. He is the author of numerous other books, including Joining and Leaving the Dental Practice, and The Practice Acquisition Handbook.

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Episode #21: How to Start a Study Club

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Salierno received his dental education at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. His interest in organized dentistry began in 2003 as a student representative to the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) Board of Governors. That same year he was elected to the ASDA Board of Trustees and assumed the role of national president of the American Student Dental Association in 2004–05. Dr. Salierno currently serves on the NYSDA Council on the New Dentist and is chair of the Suffolk County Dental Society New Dentist Committee. He also serves on that component’s Executive Committee and is chair of the Give Kids A Smile Committee. He’s in private practice in Huntington, New York, is a clinical associate professor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, and is a faculty mentor for second year students. Dr. Salierno is currently the second district representative for the ADA Committee on the New Dentist.

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Episode #20: Attracting New Patients to Your Practice

Speaker: Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD, a native of Greensboro, NC, received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his dental degree from the UNC School of Dentistry. He teaches at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry. He was voted one of the 100 leaders in Dental Continuing Education by Dentistry Today magazine. He was honored by the North Carolina Dental Society as Young Dentist of the Year in 1995. He has received the Mastership Award of the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Episode #19: Protecting Your Investment

Speaker: Jim Biesterfelt, Vice President, Group Special Accounts, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company. Mr. Biesterfelt has overall responsibility for the products and services provided by Great-West Life to the ADA Insurance Plans, its member dentists and their families. Mr. Biesterfelt has 28 years experience in the insurance industry where he has served in an account management capacity for many of Great-Wests largest group accounts. He also has background in underwriting, operations, administration and compliance.

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Episode #18: Economy—Can you Recession Proof Your Practice?

Speaker: Dr. William van Dyk. In addition to maintaining a full-time private general practice in San Pablo, California, Dr. William van Dyk serves as an associate professor in the Department of Dental Practice at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He has instructed dental students since 1977. Dr. van Dyk has been active at every level of organized dentistry. At the national level, Dr. van Dyk was instrumental in the development of the Success seminar series that brings practicing dentists into dental schools to teach practice management topics. Dr. van Dyk is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges. He has lectured at most of the major dental meetings in the United States and been featured in radio, television and magazines.

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Episode #17: Financial Strategies for a New Practice

Speaker: Cynthia Mattson is a CPA graduating from Brigham Young University. A former instructor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and Roosevelt College in Chicago, Cynthia also worked as an auditor for Arthur Anderson. Mrs. Mattson focused her private practice on providing dentists a full range of services from accounting and taxes, litigation support, practice evaluations and sales, to transitions. She has published articles on fraud and embezzlement, Section 179 depreciation, managing your accounting chart of accounts, getting ready to move your dental practice, and other practice management topics. Cynthia has been active in organized dentistry and is currently serving as a trustee for the Alliance of the American Dental Association.

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Episode #16: Dental Professional Liability 101—Claims, Risk Management and Insurance

Speaker: Lizabeth F. Brott, J.D., joined ProAssurance in 1991 and has served in both the risk management and claims department. She was named vice president of risk management in 1999 and oversees provision of risk management services to ProAssurance insured dentists, physicians, and health care facilities in the northern United States.

Ms. Brott received her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is admitted to the Michigan Bar and is a frequent speaker on risk management topics throughout the United States.

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Episode #15: Understanding, Planning and Funding My Retirement

Speaker: Mark Miller is a journalist with special expertise in the areas of aging, retirement, business and economic news. He writes the weekly column Retire Smart, which appears in newspapers around the U.S. and is syndicated by Tribune Media Services. He also edits and publishes two websites focused on the 50+ market—RetirementRevised.com and 50plusdigital.com. Mark was the founding editor of Satisfaction, a groundbreaking lifestyle magazine and companion Web site addressing the concerns and interests of the Baby Boomer generation, and has written extensively on Boomer business, marketing and economic trends for newspapers, magazines and Web sites. He is the former editor of Crain's Chicago Business and Sunday editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, and wrote op-ed columns for both publications on business and economic affairs.

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Episode #14: Revive, Refresh, Renew—Creating Balance for the Dental Professional

Speaker: Kary Odiatu BPE, B.Ed., is a world-class fitness athlete, a certified trainer and best selling author. This former physical education teacher is a Ms Fitness Universe and an active mom of three children. She has motivated audiences on four continents to take action on their health and fitness dreams. Dr. Uche Odiatu BA, DMD is a lifelong athlete, a certified trainer and best-selling author. He is a practicing dentist and part-time clinical instructor at the University of Toronto. He has inspired people with his insights and energy on radio and national TV, including ABC's 20/20 and Canada AM. This dynamic duo are the founders of Fit Speakers International and have been the invited guests on over 226 TV and radio interviews.

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Episode #13: How to Reduce Stress

Speaker: Ben Bernstein, PhD, is a performance psychologist specializing in stress reduction and performance enhancement for dentists. A successful coach since 1985, Dr. Bernstein has created a stress reduction model which is attracting increasing attention in dentistry and the healthcare professions. The model includes a comprehensive set of techniques to bring about calmness, confidence, and focus before, during, and after dental procedures. Since 2004, Bernstein, a member of the National Speaker's Association and a speaker for the ADA CELL Seminar Series, has delivered keynote addresses to major groups in professional dentistry and dental education across North America. Charles Bertolami, Dean of the NYU School of Dentistry has praised Bernstein's work as "highly innovative." Dr. Bernstein has received several awards from the American and Canadian governments and he is a consultant to the UCSF Schools of Dentistry and Medicine as well as an adjunct faculty member in sport psychology of JFK University.

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Episode #12: 12 Necessities of an Exceptional Practice

Summary: The following podcast: Linda Miles "12 Necessities of an Exceptional Practice" is an excerpt from this speakers' online CERP course located at www.adaceonline.org. The complete online course may be free of charge. This podcast was made possible by an educational grant by CareCredit. To learn more about the topic discussed in this podcast, go to www.adaceonline.org and download the full course.

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Episode #11: Making it Easy for Patients

Summary: The following podcast: Dr. Paul Homoly "Making it Easy for Patients" is an excerpt from this speakers' online CERP course located at www.adaceonline.org. The complete online course may be free of charge. This podcast was made possible by an educational grant by CareCredit. To learn more about the topic discussed in this podcast, go to www.adaceonline.organd download the full course.

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Episode #10: High Tech High Touch Made Simple

Summary: The following podcast: Dr. Larry Emmott "High Tech High Touch Made Simple" is an excerpt from this speakers' online CERP course located at www.adaceonline.org. The complete online course may be free of charge. This podcast was made possible by an educational grant by CareCredit. To learn more about the topic discussed in this podcast, go to www.adaceonline.organd download the full course.

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Episode #09: Five Important Healthcare Trends

Summary: Microsoft Healthcare Industry Director, Bill Crounse, MD, reflects on business, population, and technology trends that will profoundly impact healthcare financing, research, and the delivery of medical services.

Speaker: Bill Crounse, MD, is Worldwide Health Director for the Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for providing worldwide thought leadership, vision, and strategy for Microsoft technologies and solutions in the healthcare provider industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Crounse was Vice President, CIO and Chief Medical Information Officer for Overlake Hospital Medical Center and the Overlake Venture Center in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Crounse is known locally and nationally for his work in television broadcasting and medical communications.

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Episode #08: Be a Great Boss

Summary: Noted speaker Mary Byers discusses the elements that go into being a great boss in your dental office including equipping staff to be better, the importance of delegating, recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, managing your staff's suggestions, and more.

Speaker: Mary Byers, CAE, has been speaking professionally for over 15 years. She specializes in presenting practical and purposeful information designed to help people live and work more fully. She currently writes about communications issues as a regular columnist for the Chicago Dental Society Review and the Michigan Dental Association Journal. Shes the author of three books and is a frequent speaker at dental association leadership conferences and strategic planning retreats.

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Episode #07: Kellogg Executive Management Program for Dentists

Summary: Discussion with Dr. Irvin Kaw's experiences as a participant in the ADA/Kellogg Executive Management Program for Dentist. Dr. Kaw discusses how dentists can expand their professional business training and how a dentist's job is much more than practicing dentistry. (18:30 minutes).

Speaker: Dr. Kaw is a Board Member of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, a Fellow in the International College of Oral Implantologist, Vice-President of the Burma-Chinese Community Organization, a member of the ADA/CDA and American Academy of General Dentistry.

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Episode #06: Hiring and Keeping a Great Dental Team (Part 2 of 2)

Summary: Now that you've found a great dental team, how do you keep them excited, productive, and educatedleading to a longer tenure with your office? Get great practical advice from our guests, Virginia Moore and Debbie Castagna. (20:44 minutes).

Speakers: Virginia Moore and Debbie Castagna are co-founders of The Practice Source, a speaking, consulting and training resource company dedicated to supporting and championing the best in dental practice management. They have years of experience in the business and clinical aspects of dentistry, and are co-authors of the management resource guides, The Doctor as CEO and The Ultimate Staff.

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Episode #05: Hiring and Keeping a Great Dental Team (Part 1 of 2)

Summary: How do you build a great dental team? Our guests, Debbie Costagna and Virginia Moore provide insight into how toy can both both find and retain great dental team members. (19:24 minutes).

Speakers: Virginia Moore and Debbie Castagna are co-founders of The Practice Source, a speaking, consulting and training resource company dedicated to supporting and championing the best in dental practice management. They have years of experience in the business and clinical aspects of dentistry, and are co-authors of the management resource guides, The Doctor as CEO and The Ultimate Staff.

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Episode #04: Taxes and Business Planning (Part 2 of 2)

Speakers: Dr. Gary DeWood has had 23 years in private practice in Ohio, 14 years on the faculty at The Pankey Institute, having been resident faculty there since 2003. In addition to responsibilities at The Pankey Institute Dr. DeWood is an Associate Professor and Director of The Faculty Practice at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

Dr. Dennis Munholand brings his audience the rather unique perspective of a DDS with a MBA. Dr. Munholand is one of the Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and developer of the Revenue Goal Planner software. His informative articles have been published in numerous publications.

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Episode #03: Strategic Planning and Systems Development (Part 1 of 2)

Speakers: Dr. Gary DeWood has had 23 years in private practice in Ohio, 14 years on the faculty at The Pankey Institute, having been resident faculty there since 2003. In addition to responsibilities at The Pankey Institute Dr. DeWood is an Associate Professor and Director of The Faculty Practice at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

Dr. Dennis Munholand brings his audience the rather unique perspective of a DDS with a MBA. Dr. Munholand is one of the Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and developer of the Revenue Goal Planner software. His informative articles have been published in numerous publications.

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Episode #02: Finding and Keeping the Patient

Summary: Marketing means not only finding new patients, but keeping them. Key points include how to attract and keep patients in the practice; internal vs. external marketing strategies and how to set an appropriate marketing budget (21:37 minutes).

Speakers: Cathy Jameson is founder, president and chief executive officer of Jameson Management, Inc., an international dental lecture and consulting firm. The Jameson Method of Management helps dentists and their teams increase productivity, profitability and control stress by focusing on the 25 Systems within a dental practice. Cathy's Web site is www.jamesonmanagement.com.

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Episode #01: Internet Marketing

Summary: The Internet is redefining how we practice and market dentistry. Regularity, consistency and repetition are critical for marketing success. While dental practice Web sites are important to any comprehensive marketing program, an eNewsletter can provide an inexpensive, powerful marketing tool (20:33 minutes).

Speakers: Dr. Keith Rossein is president of International Dental Consultants, a partner in WebDental Marketing.com, the editor of Implant New & Views, and has been a Speaker for the ADA Seminar Series. His Web site can be found at: www.webdentalmarketing.com.

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Podcast FAQ

New to podcasts? Our Podcast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will help explain what podcasts are and some options for using them. Please note that the ADA can only provide basic help with podcasts and can not support audio devices (iPods, MP3 players, etc.). Please contact your device's manufacturer for help with specific devices.

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