The 5 Big Mindset Mistakes Dentists Make

Are you unintentionally holding back your dental practice with old beliefs?

This episode is a game-changer as we will tackle that big question. It’s not just about dental skills or business tricks. It’s about changing how you think to transform your work and life. We dive into how your mindset can shape everything from patient care to how you run your practice.

Prepare to challenge and change the way you think about your dental practice through:

  • Fixed Beliefs, Fixed Outcomes: Are unhelpful beliefs constricting your practice’s potential? Learn how embracing flexible thinking can open new doors.
  • The ‘Yet’ Factor: Discover the immense power of ‘yet’ in transforming perceived limitations into opportunities for growth and success.
  • Brain’s Untapped Potential: Explore how leveraging neuroplasticity can revolutionize your skills, adapt to new technologies, and evolve your practice.
  • Boundary Breaker or Safe Player? Examine if fear is stifling your growth. Learn why pushing past comfort zones is key to innovation and success.

Listen Now: Join Dr. Dave in this first episode of 2024 so that you can get out of your own way.

Take the next step towards transforming your dental practice. Complete the Dentists Ascend Quiz and book your exclusive Freedom Mapping Session with Dr. Dave. Limited to five dedicated dentists, ready for growth in 2024.

Key Quotes:

  • “Altering our mindset can transform our practices, our relationships with our patients, and ultimately our entire lives.”
  • “Equating clinical excellence with overall success in the dental profession is a common yet critical mistake.”
  • “The mastery of dental procedures is just one facet of a successful practice.”
  • “Embracing a growth mindset, especially the power of the word “yet”, is vital.”
  • “True progress and transformative change in the dental industry occurs when you are brave enough to push the boundaries and venture into the unknown.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Carol Dweck, an American psychologist, is a leading researcher in motivation, exploring the reasons behind people’s success or failure and how to cultivate success.
  • People: Michael Gerber, is a renowned American author, recognized for his series of E-Myth books.
  • People: Charles Darwin, an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, is celebrated for his significant contributions to the science of evolutionary biology.
  • People: Mark Twain, whose birth name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was a renowned American author, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and public speaker.
  • Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
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Why Avoiding ‘Day 2’ is Crucial for your Dental Practice

What if there’s a tried and tested philosophy that can be the key to unlocking extraordinary success in your dental practice for 2024?

Unlock growth and elevate patient care with a game-changing philosophy inspired by Amazon’s success. Embrace continuous innovation, customer focus, and agility to transform your dental practice. Gain actionable insights for dynamic, agile decision-making that exceeds patient expectations.

In this episode, Dr. Dave delves into the transformative ‘Day One Philosophy’ and its surprising impact on dental practices:

  • Innovate or Stagnate? Uncover how continuous innovation isn’t just a buzzword but a necessity for staying at the dental forefront.
  • Beyond Treatment Plans: Explore the customer-centric approach that redefines patient experiences and skyrockets satisfaction.
  • Agility: Your Secret Weapon? Find out how being agile in business can outpace competitors and secure your practice’s future.
  • The Long Game in Dentistry: Learn why strategic long-term planning is crucial for more than just financial health.
  • A Learning Culture: Luxurious or Essential? Discover the underestimated power of cultivating a learning environment in your team.

Tune in to unravel these compelling concepts and see how they can radically elevate your practice.

Take the next step towards transforming your dental practice. Complete the Dentists Ascend Quiz and book your exclusive Freedom Mapping Session with Dr. Dave. Limited to five dedicated dentists, ready for growth in 2024.

Key Quotes:

  • ”Starting every day off with this day-one mentality has made a huge difference for me and my business and life over the last six months.”
  • “Innovation is not just limited to your equipment and techniques. It includes improvements in your patient interactions, your office management, and marketing.”
  • “Agility in business operations is essential for a dental practice… Being agile means embracing flexibility in your approach.”
  • “Long-term strategic planning in your dental practice… involves goal setting and developing strategies to achieve these objectives over the next five, over the next 10, 15 years.”
  • “Cultivating a learning culture within your dental practice… means encouraging continuous professional development for your team.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Jeff Bezos, is an American entrepreneur and pioneer in e-commerce, best known as the founder of Amazon.com, Inc.
  • People: Steve Jobs, was an American businessman, inventor, and investor, renowned for co-founding Apple Inc.
  • People: Peter Drucker, was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author.
  • People: Jim Collins, is an expert in business management, as well as company growth and sustainability.
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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Virtue & Veneers: Stoic Principles for Enhanced Patient Trust

Can timeless wisdom from ancient Stoicism transform your modern dental practice?

This podcast is more than just a history lesson; it’s a roadmap for integrating age-old wisdom into the heart of your dental practice, fostering a fulfilling and successful professional life.

In this episode, Dr. Dave explores the intersection of ancient philosophy and modern dentistry:

  • Timeless Insights for Modern Care: Learn how integrating age-old wisdom enhances patient satisfaction and boosts referrals.
  • Elevated Decision-Making: Gain insights into thoughtful treatment planning and improved patient outcomes.
  • Deepening Trust with Patients: Discover powerful communication techniques rooted in philosophy to strengthen relationships and increase referrals.

Tune in now to learn how these enduring principles can significantly enrich your dental practice.

Take the next step towards transforming your dental practice. Complete the Dentists Ascend Quiz and book your exclusive Freedom Mapping Session with Dr. Dave. Limited to five dedicated dentists, ready for growth in 2024.

Key Quotes:

  • “From the streets of ancient Athens to the broader realms of the Roman Empire, great thinkers crafted principles that still resonate powerfully in our practices”
  • “We’re really only in control of four things: attention, our intention, our emotions, and our physiology.”
  • “By cultivating a calm and composed mindset, amidst various stressors that happen every day in a dental practice, you can provide reassurance and exceptional care.”
  • “Wisdom helps in understanding the comprehensive needs of our patients… Justice focuses on fairness and ethical practice.”
  • “Stoicism offers practical tools for thriving in today’s fast-paced world.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Brian Earl Johnson, is an associate professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.
  • People: Ryan Holiday, is one of the world’s bestselling living philosophers.
  • People: Marcus Aurelius, was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 AD and a Stoic philosopher.
  • People: Lucius Aeneas Seneca, was a Stoic philosopher of Ancient Rome, a statesman, dramatist, and in one work, satirist, from the post-Augustan age of Latin literature.
  • People: Epictetus, was a Greek philosopher known for his work in Stoicism.
  • People: Gaius Musonius Rufus, was a Roman Stoic philosopher of the 1st century AD.
  • People: Marcus Porcius Cato, better known as Cato the Younger, was an influential conservative Roman senator during the late Republic.
  • Book: Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
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Navigating 2024: The 4 Essential Questions Every Dentist Needs to Answer

In the ever-evolving and complex world of dental practice management, staying ahead can be challenging. With rising volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in the field, dentists often find themselves at a crossroads, seeking effective strategies to elevate their practice.

In this episode, Dr. Dave delves into the complexities dental practice owners will face in 2024. He focuses on how to create a self-managing team and build a high-profit practice amidst uncertainty:

  • Adapting to Change: Ready your practice for the unpredictable dynamics of the dental industry in 2024.
  • Crucial Questions: Explore key questions to drive effective decision-making and enhance practice management.
  • Success Strategies: Identify strategies for developing a self-managing team and optimizing practice profitability.
  • Building Resilience: Learn principles and tactics to establish a robust and profitable dental practice.

Tune in now to gain strategies for leading a successful and forward-thinking dental practice.

Take the next step towards transforming your dental practice. Complete the Dentists Ascend Quiz and book your exclusive Freedom Mapping Session with Dr. Dave. Limited to five dedicated dentists, ready for growth in 2024.

Key Quotes:

  • “Identifying when you’re in a flow state, where work feels engaging and almost effortless, will significantly enhance your productivity and reduce your stress.”
  • “Prioritizing tasks that bring a sense of engagement is a key strategy for maintaining enthusiasm and preventing burnout.”
  • “Encouraging self-management within your team will lead to improved job satisfaction, reduced turnover, and a higher quality of patient care.”
  • “By focusing on creating a referral-friendly environment, you’re going to increase your patient base and build a community of loyal supporters.”
  • “We’re playing an infinite game and it’s about finding harmony and continual growth.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Tony Robbins, an American author, coach, and motivational speaker, is renowned for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books, notably “Unlimited Power” and “Awaken the Giant Within.”
  • People: Peter Drucker, an Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author, played a pivotal role in developing the philosophical and practical underpinnings of contemporary management theory through his extensive writings.
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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The Dentist’s Guide to an Epic Life: Unveiling the 10 F’s Formula

How do you excel in your practice without sacrificing the other aspects of a fulfilling life?

In this podcast, we tackle a critical issue for dental professionals: balancing a thriving dental practice with personal well-being and happiness. It’s a common struggle where long hours and high stress often lead to a life that feels constantly divided between professional demands and personal fulfillment. We explore this using the 10 F’s of an epic life.

These 10 F’s are not just theoretical concepts; they are practical tools for clarity and decision-making. By applying these models, you aim to align professional goals with personal values, simplifying complex decisions and enhancing career and life satisfaction. This approach elevates your practice into a journey of personal growth and meaning, resonating both in and out of the office.

Transform your dental practice and enrich your life with key insights in this episode:

  • Revolutionize with Values: See how Faith and Focus can dramatically alter your practice’s direction and decision-making.
  • Peak Performance & Well-being: Explore the impact of Flow and Fitness on enhancing your professional efficiency and personal health.
  • Growth and Joy in Dentistry: Embrace Fearlessness and Fun, and ignite your professional passion with Fascination.
  • Harmony in Wealth and Relationships: Understand the synergy between Friends/Family, Fortune, and Freedom in creating a well-rounded, successful career.

Tune in now to discover strategies for a more powerful and integrated approach to your dental career.

P.S. Reveal the hidden potential in your dental practice. Take the Dentists Ascend Quiz for your customized results.

Key Quotes:

  • “If you’re strong in faith and you’re strong in focus, then flow is gonna be much more achievable.”
  • “Fitness encompasses not just your physical health but also your emotional and mental well-being.”
  • “This approach is about transforming your practice into a journey of personal growth and meaning, leading to success that resonates both in and out of your office.”
  • “We’re creating and constructing the epic life that we desire with this framework.”
  • “Your journey towards an epic life is not about achieving perfection in every area because it doesn’t exist. We’re playing an infinite game and it’s about finding harmony and continual growth.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: William Butler Yeats, renowned as an Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, stands among the most eminent poets who wrote in English during the 20th century.
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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Gratitude Gains: Elevating Dental Practice Owner Confidence

How can you begin incorporating gratitude daily to revolutionize your dental practice?

In the high-stakes world of dental practice, where every decision counts, embracing gratitude can be your game-changer. This isn’t just about feeling thankful; it’s about leveraging a scientifically proven tool to enhance both your well-being and the success of your practice. Imagine transforming stress into strength and challenges into opportunities with the simple, yet powerful act of gratitude.

In this must-listen episode for dental practice owners, we delve into the transformative power of a next-level gratitude practice:

  • Revolutionize Your Mornings: Learn how to supercharge your morning routines and team huddles with gratitude.
  • Uncover Health Breakthroughs: Grasp how gratitude profoundly impacts pain control, sleep quality, stress levels, and inflammation.
  • Boost Confidence & Drive: Discover immediate strategies to conquer fear and skyrocket motivation, leveraging gratitude to enhance your professional confidence.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your dental practice. Tune in now to elevate your leadership with the power of gratitude!

P.S. Reveal the hidden potential in your dental practice. Take the Dentists Ascend Quiz for your customized results.

Key Quotes:

  • “Practicing gratitude leads to release of dopamine and serotonin.”
  • “One study showed that individuals who wrote letters of gratitude, in addition to receiving counseling, recovered more quickly from their mental health concerns compared to those who journaled on negative experiences.”
  • “Studies have shown that gratitude practices lead to deeper and healthier sleep patterns.”
  • “Gratitude has been found to reduce cortisol levels. That leads to better cardiac functioning and greater resilience to emotional setbacks and negative experiences.”
  • “Gratitude practice aids in managing the autonomic nervous system’s functions significantly reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.”
  • “Research has shown that individuals who practice gratitude have lower levels of systemic inflammation.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl who kept a diary in which she documented life in hiding under Nazi persecution.
  • People: Robert Emmons, an American psychologist and professor at UC Davis.
  • Movie: Me, Myself & Irene, a 2000 American slapstick black comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
  • Place: The Gashouse Restaurant, an American kitchen with a country-chic vibe.
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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Be The Relentless Hero: A Dental Podcast Mashup

Today’s episode is something special — it’s a bit longer than usual, but every minute is worth it. I’m thrilled to bring you a heart-to-heart with my good friend, Dr. Paul Etchison. We haven’t chatted for over three years, and we’re catching up live, with no agenda, just raw and real conversation. We’ll touch on our usual topics like cash flow, patient experience, and business, but we go deeper, into the struggles and emotional challenges of dental practice. This honest talk is here to inspire you to keep pushing forward in this challenging yet rewarding journey.

Dive into a Real and Raw Conversation with Dr. Dave Maloley and Dr. Paul Etchison:

  • Identity Shifts Unveiled: Engage with the genuine challenges and triumphs of evolving within the dental profession.
  • Practical Growth Strategies: Discover actionable tactics for growing your practice, suitable for both small and large teams.
  • Authentic Leadership Insights: Gain invaluable perspectives on guiding your team with sincerity and effectiveness.
  • Leveling Up Your Practice: Learn from the experiences of dental leaders who have successfully navigated the journey of professional advancement.
  • Direct Dental Wisdom: Access no-nonsense advice for enhancing patient care and optimizing your practice’s efficiency.

This episode is more than a conversation; it’s a deep dive into the realities of dental practice and leadership. Listen now to gain insights that can transform your approach and elevate your dental career.

Tune in today – embrace the insights from The Relentless Dentist Podcast.

Share this episode with your dental community, rate us, and leave a review. Your engagement helps us continue to deliver impactful content for dental professionals.

P.S. Reveal the hidden potential in your dental practice. Take the Dentists Ascend Quiz for your customized results.

Key Quotes:

  • “When you’re building culture at scale, you really need that, like, over half 60% 70% that are completely bought into where you’re headed. “
  • “You have to have some guidelines, and you have to hold people to them. And you have to be willing to let people go when they’re not meeting expectations.”
  • “The empty seat is probably better than the bad apple.”
  • “Take the team members personal core values, when you make them the company core values, and the doctor keeps the mission and the vision themselves and sells those two things. Now you’ve got complete buy-in because you’ve given that trust away.”
  • “They [staff] want to feel valued, appreciated, and feel like they’re part of something bigger.”
  • “I’m a big fan of extraordinary and impossible targets. But when you set impossible targets, whether it be financial targets, days-off targets, it just wakes up the genius and it starts to help you see the possibility.”

Featured on the Show:

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15 Seconds to Success: Crafting a Stellar Dental Practice

In the day-to-day of dental practice, it’s the consistent, short interactions – those critical 15-second moments – that define your reputation and success. Whether it’s the greeting a patient receives, the comfort provided during a procedure, or the follow-up call after treatment, these instances are where trust is built and loyalty is fostered.

This concept of “moments of truth” isn’t just for leaders to ponder; it’s a powerful tool for the entire team to grasp and act upon. I encourage you to share this with your team. Let it be the starting point for a meaningful discussion on collectively enhancing the patient experience.

Discover the transformative power of ‘Moments of Truth’ in this week’s episode, drawing lessons from legendary leader Jan Carlzon and Scandinavian Airlines’ remarkable turnaround:

  • Elevate Patient Interactions: Uncover how every 15-second interaction can be a ‘Moment of Truth’, profoundly enhancing patient loyalty and satisfaction in your dental practice.
  • Differentiate with Personalized Care: Learn actionable strategies to make each patient visit memorable, setting your practice apart in today’s competitive landscape.
  • Team Empowerment for Excellence: Explore how empowering your staff can turn routine appointments into opportunities for exceptional patient care, driving growth and reputation.

Tune in to “15 Seconds to Success: Crafting a Stellar Dental Practice” for insights on leveraging brief interactions for lasting impact. Transform your practice with a philosophy that appreciates the magic of moments.

Subscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with peers who are just as dedicated to cultivating a high-profit, mission-driven dental practice.

P.S. Reveal the hidden potential in your dental practice. Take the Dentists Ascend Quiz for your customized results.

Key Quotes:

  • “Every 15 seconds spent with a customer is a chance to redefine our practice.”
  • “Empower your team to create surprise and delight experiences.”
  • “Build a practice culture that prizes patient-centric care above all.”
  • “Routine dental visits can be trust-building sessions that create loyal patients.”
  • “Personalization of the dental experience is key to standing out from the competition.”
  • “By recognizing unique patient needs, a practice can turn patients into passionate advocates.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Jan Carlzon, was CEO of the Scandinavian airline company SAS for more than ten years, famously turning it around.
  • Book: Moments of Truth, by Jan Carlzon.
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Missionary or Mercenary? Decoding Your Dental Team’s True Motivations

Are you a dental practice owner looking to foster a team culture that’s rooted in passion rather than just profit?

This week, we’re exploring the “Mercenary vs. Missionary” mindset with guidance from John Doerr, the legendary venture capitalist. His insights help us understand the crucial differences between team members who operate out of self-interest and those who are driven by a shared vision and dedication to your practice’s success.

  • Delve into Doerr’s perspective on why a missionary-driven team is the cornerstone of long-term success and patient satisfaction.
  • Learn actionable steps to inspire a shift in your team’s mindset, leading to improved care, stronger team cohesion, and enhanced practice growth.
  • Discover how to identify mercenary traits and strategically transform them into missionary zeal that aligns with your practice’s core values.

For dental practice owners seeking to create a lasting impact and drive genuine success, this episode is your playbook.

Tune in and learn how to lead your team towards a future where dedication and passion are the driving forces.

Subscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with peers who are just as dedicated to cultivating a thriving, mission-driven dental practice.

P.S. Reveal the hidden potential in your dental practice. Take the Dentists Ascend Quiz for your customized results.

Key Quotes:

  • Misalignment affects team potential, workloads, patient care, and overall practice success.”
  • “Transforming your team from mercenaries to missionaries creates passion and alignment.”
  • “Exceptional patient care leads to stronger patient relationships and a thriving dental practice.”
  • “Passion can be cultivated from curiosity and leads to consistency of purpose.”
  • “The journey from mercenary to missionary mindset requires patience, persistence, and strong leadership.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: John Doerr, an American investor and venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins in Menlo Park, California.
  • People: Mark Cuban, an American billionaire businessman, film producer, investor, and television personality.
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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Timidity’s Toll: How Boldness Elevates Dental Practice Owners

Are you a dental practice owner caught in the inertia of indecision, watching potential growth pass you by? Tune in this week as we delve into the transformative power of boldness in dental practice ownership.

  • Understand the crucial difference between “Motion vs Action”
  • Learn how a single act of boldness can set off a ripple effect of positive change
  • Discover the pitfalls of timidity and how it affects your team and patient relations

If you’re looking to elevate your practice by building an empowered team, attracting a loyal patient base, and boosting profitability, don’t miss this episode! Ready to step up your game? Subscribe, rate, and review. Share this episode with fellow dental professionals who could benefit from a boldness revolution in their practices.

P.S. Reveal the hidden potential in your dental practice. Take the Dentists Ascend Quiz for your customized results.

Key Quotes:

  • “Boldness is the key to unlocking a version of you that can effortlessly navigate the complexities of dental practice management.”
  • “When you enter action with boldness, you’re not just making a choice, you’re setting a precedent of confidence that ripples through every aspect of your practice.”
  • “Hesitation weakens progress; embrace change and innovation with confidence, whether it’s adopting advanced technologies or expanding your services.”
  • “Timidity creates internal conflicts and hinders practice growth; boldly confront these obstacles by adopting a mindset of calculated risk-taking.”
  • “Each bold action you take as a dental practice owner brings you closer to the confidence and inner peace you seek.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Robert Greene, an American author of books on strategy, power, and seduction.
  • People: Napoleon Hill, an American self-help author who is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich.
  • Organization: North American Society of Periodontists, a unique organization of practicing periodontists with a mission to perfect the art and science of building the ideal periodontal practice.
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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