Following a Non-Linear Path to Success with Dr. Chris Green

Following a Non-Linear Path to Success with Dr. Chris Green -  RD Podcast

Do you feel like you don’t have your future quite figured out yet? Don’t sweat it. Being successful doesn’t mean you have to know every detail of where you’re going. The key is being willing to put in the work and keep moving forward. Just ask today’s guest, Dr. Chris Green.

A third-generation dentist and the owner of Green Dental Care, Chris says he’s still figuring out his vision, and he has accepted that the road to get there isn’t always a direct path. In this episode, he shares what he’s learned along his own non-linear dental journey, as well as the importance of knowing that finding your path to success can be a fluid process that you continue to figure out as you go.


Key Quotes:

  • “A smiling dental team—that’s the type of thing that can make up for a lot of flaws.”
  • “When we think about leadership and owning a practice, we think so much about first impressions. But last impressions are super powerful, as well.”
  • “Dentists a lot of times either put not enough focus on their practice or too much focus on their practice.”
  • “That’s the beauty of the profession: You can run a practice however you want and create a lifestyle. … It’s an exciting time to be a dentist in my mind.”
  • “One of the things that it took me a while to figure out is that if I was the most interesting or the smartest guy in the room, then I wasn’t learning or gaining anything.”
  • “Some of these practices just need new energy—they need a young, hungry dentist to get in there and be a little bit better of a leader and be a little bit better of a businessperson, and if you’re a lot of that, then the sky’s the limit.”
  • “For me, it just hasn’t been a linear road to get to the vision—I still don’t know if I have my vision totally figured out. It’s a fluid process. The more I know, the more I realize I don’t know, and as I learn more, I realize that there are many ways I would have done things differently, but you’ve just gotta keep plowing ahead.”
  • “The simple epiphany I had was that I could always make more money, but I could never make more time.”
  • “Sitting down once a year, or once a quarter, or however often to evaluate your vision, write it down and reverse-engineer how you’re going to get there—that will get you in the right mindset as to not expect shortcuts.”

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Putting Knowledge To Use and Sharpening Your Focus with Dr. Justin Bhullar

Putting Knowledge To Use & Sharpening Your Focus with Dr. Justin Bhullar

As academics, it can be easy and even quite enjoyable to continually be feeding ourselves new knowledge but if we never put that knowledge into practice, it means nothing. Dr. Justin Bhullar joins us on the show to share his journey of pushing through some tough obstacles to arrive where he is today. His optimism and work ethic are inspiring and he has lots of great insight on learning, improving and leading that you can learn from and implement into your own practice.
Justin explains how he turned his pain points and weaknesses into strengths and motivators. He also emphasizes the importance of the people you work with and how to take your leadership to the next level. Justin leaves us with the powerful idea that we should plan to fail and explains how that mindset will lead to resilience and strongly affect our ability to learn and grow.

Key Quotes:

  • “The path to success, like we talked about, is not a straight line.”
  • “Knowledge is not power, knowledge is put to use as power.”
  • “Just knowing is not enough. You have to put it to use.”
  • “If you’re devoting all of your time to learning and none of it to implementation, you’re not really going anywhere.”
  • “People can see if you are genuinely interested in them.”
  • “Why you’re doing what you’re doing is so much more important than what it is you’re doing.”
  • “In order to embark on this journey, you must plan to fail.”
  • “Fail, learn, move on quick.”
  • “Have fun, get a mentor.”

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The Relaunch

The Relaunch - Tune In To The Relentless Dentist Podcast

The Relentless Dentist is back after a brief hiatus. This episode is all about what has been going on behind the scenes and what you can expect from the relaunch of the show. There will be a focus on bringing unique information and outside perspectives that can help you revolutionize your practice.

The list of things that have been in the works over the past summer include a new book and another podcast launch. Be sure to stay tuned to hear more on these new tools and get ready for a fresh, interesting and motivating new season of the Relentless Dentist.

Key Quotes:

  • I’ve gotten emails as to do we still exist? Are we still podcasting?
  • I want to make sure that we’re providing you with the best information on how to build an epic practice and an epic life.
  • The same kind of myths are passed around [The dental community] – those become limiting beliefs.
  • The thought that you should do things a certain way, one size fits all, is a little bit troubling to me.
  • I think dentistry is kind of stuck.
  • We’ll be consulting with and featuring some of the top minds in dentistry.
  • I realized I really, at that moment, had accomplished everything that I set out to do. I also realized that I felt like a hunger to do so much more.

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Discover the 5 Business Engines with Kim McGuire

Quotes & Notes:Discover the 5 Business Engines with Kim McGuire - RD Podcast

  • We know that the future of dentistry lies in digital technologies and patients love it and they are going to come to expect it from most dental practices.
  • We really want the practice to come up with a strong vision, however, it has got to start at the top; it has got to start with the doctor.

Our tagline is Extraordinary Practice, Extraordinary life because we really want our clients to have both.

  • One [engine] might be your business engine, and I think this might be one of the most important, because let’s face it, as long as we are not running in a nonprofit organization, we want to make sure our business engine is running strongly.
  • Sales and marketing we are really looking at branding and identity. So when I say branding I am talking about the emotional connection people have with your brand. And then there is your identity and that would be your logo.
  • There needs to be a new patient system. We also need to look at scheduling. We also need to look at our financial systems. We also need to look at the re-care and reactivation system. So there are many, many, many systems.

What is your clinical vision, and also connect with your hygiene team to really connect on what is the standard of care in this practice?

  • The people engine is yes, do I have the right people on the bus, on the right seats on the bus, and do they all know where the bus is going?
  • All companies have these five business engines, but it all has to go back to, is this moving me towards or away from my vision?

If you would like to learn more from Kim McGuire, be sure to check out her website or [email protected], or you can even find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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