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  • E175: Matt Allen - The Most Effective Data-Driven Solutions for Dental Practices - Part 2

    In the second half of this episode, Matt Allen, a dentist and founder of Different Kind, which specializes in collecting detailed data on patient experiences and outcomes, discusses the significance of data in enhancing dental practice operations and patient care. Matt Allen explains that Different Kind's approach is unique in its focus on specific aspects of patient experience, providing insights that are not just financially oriented but also operationally and clinically relevant. The data collected can influence various aspects of a dental practice, including marketing, operations, and staff performance, and can be used to improve patient retention, staff satisfaction, and reduce malpractice suits. They also touch on the potential for using this data in digital marketing and recruitment.



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    14m | Feb 23, 2024
  • E174: Matt Allen - The Most Effective Data-Driven Solutions for Dental Practices - Part 1

    In this episode of Ascend Dental Solutions, Matt Allen from Different Kind discusses how data collection and analysis can enhance dental practices. Different Kind specializes in patient-reported experience metrics, aiming to improve patient satisfaction and reduce turnover. They collect feedback directly from patients post-appointment and integrate with practice management systems, ensuring data privacy and accuracy. The company is also expanding to measure staff experience, promoting a holistic approach to improving dental office operations. Listeners interested in Different Kind's services can reach out for a demo or connect via their website and LinkedIn.



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    13m | Feb 9, 2024
  • E173: Adam Carroll: The Best Way to Get Rid of Debt Quickly - Part 2

    In this podcast episode, host Dr. Kevin Coughlin interviews financial educator Adam Carroll about his "shred method" for reducing debt and creating passive income. Carroll, who has 20 years of experience in personal finance, explains how his method helps professionals in the healthcare field eliminate student loan and practice debt in 3 to 5 years. They discuss the importance of building wealth outside of one's practice and retirement planning. Carroll challenges the assumption that people spend less in retirement and emphasizes the importance of financial freedom. He offers a free consultation with his team for listeners interested in learning more about the "shred method".



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    15m | Nov 24, 2023
  • E172: Adam Carroll: The Best Way to Get Rid of Debt Quickly - Part 1

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Kevin Coughlin hosts financial educator, Adam Carroll, to discuss strategies for managing and eliminating debt. Carroll introduces the Shred Method, a system designed to help individuals become debt-free within 3 to 5 years. He emphasizes the importance of income efficiency and a mindset shift towards debt. Dr. Coughlin, who has personally experienced significant debt, expresses appreciation for Carroll's insights and encourages listeners to explore the Shred Method further. The episode offers valuable advice for individuals, particularly healthcare professionals, struggling with debt.



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    14m | Nov 10, 2023
  • E171: Jordyn Levitas - Torch Dental's Transparent Approach, Part 2

    In this episode of the "Dental Solutions" podcast, Dr. Kevin Coughlin welcomes Jordyn Levitas from Torch Dental for part 2 of their interview. Torch Dental is a procurement platform that helps dental practices centralize their supply purchases and negotiate better pricing. They aim to reduce supply costs by 16-30% and decrease inventory time by 64%. Torch Dental also offers low rates on dental equipment repairs and replacements. Dr. Coughlin sees Torch Dental as a solution to the challenges dental offices face with insurance carriers implementing fee schedules. Listeners can reach out to Torch Dental for a demo through their website. There is no cost involved in creating an account.



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    14m | Sep 29, 2023
  • E170: Jordyn Levitas - Torch Dental's Transparent Approach, Part 1

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Kevin Coughlin discusses the challenges dentists face in managing supplies and introduces Jordyn Levitas from Torch Dental, a procurement platform for dentists. They talk about how Torch Dental aims to provide fair and transparent pricing for dental supplies, simplifying the procurement process for dentists. They also discuss how Torch Dental can help both small and large dental practices by negotiating on behalf of thousands of dental offices to secure competitive pricing. Jordan explains that Torch Dental also solves other challenges in dental offices, such as ordering from multiple suppliers and managing invoices and payments.



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    16m | Sep 15, 2023
  • E169: Can Cherry Financial Plans Help Dental Practices Increase Case Acceptance? Part 2

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Kevin Coughlin and Anna Ruch discuss Cherry, a buy now pay later payment solution for medical providers. They talk about the advantages of Cherry for dental and medical professionals, including high approval rates and low costs to the practice. They also discuss the onboarding process, which involves a simple underwriting process and a one-hour training session for office staff. Anna explains that patients can easily fill out the application themselves, and payments are processed through the patient's phone, eliminating the need for staff to handle credit cards. They also touch on the recourse for dissatisfied patients and provide information on how to sign up for Cherry's services.



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    17m | Aug 25, 2023
  • E168: Can Cherry Financial Plans Help Dental Practices Increase Case Acceptance? Part 1

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Kevin Coughlin discusses the balance between the clinical and business aspects of healthcare. He introduces Anna Ruch from Cherry Financial Plans, a buy now pay later payment option for medical providers. Anna explains how Cherry offers interest-free options for patients, ranging from three to 24 months, and discusses their system for collection and handling financial issues. She highlights Cherry's technology solution, low practice fees, and high approval rates. Dr. Coughlin expresses gratitude to Anna for her insights and concludes by thanking the podcast sponsors and looking forward to future episodes.



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    22m | Aug 11, 2023
  • E167: Building a Strong Corporate Infrastructure for Your DSO with Myles Davis - Part 2

    In this episode of Ascent Dental Radio, Dr. Kevin Coughlin interviews Mr. Myles Davis, CEO and owner of Infinity Growth Solutions, about his expertise in dental accounting and software solutions. They discuss the benefits of switching from cash basis to accrual basis accounting and the challenges of allocating payments in a DSO. Mr. Davis emphasizes the importance of having enterprise software systems and explains how his company assesses a client's needs and provides customized solutions. Listeners can contact Mr. Davis through his company's website, email, or phone number. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into the business aspect of healthcare, particularly in the dental industry.



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    12m | Jul 21, 2023
  • E166: Building a Strong Corporate Infrastructure for Your DSO with Myles Davis - Part 1

    In this episode of Ascent Dental Radio, Dr. Kevin Coughlin hosts special guest Mr. Myles Davis, an expert in accounting, software, and digital management for dental facilities. They discuss the intricacies of running a dental support organization (DSO) and the importance of building corporate infrastructure early on. Mr. Davis recommends accrual accounting for valuable insights and proper revenue and expense alignment. He also emphasizes the importance of aligning good systems with the right technology and bringing in-house a lot of corporate back-office work to increase the exit value of a DSO. Mr. Davis explains the concept of accrual accounting and why it is more beneficial than cash basis accounting.



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    20m | Jul 7, 2023
  • E165: Interview with Dr. Tom Orent - Part 2

    If you would like to REDUCE your DEPENDENCE on PPOs, you can download my FREE SPECIAL REPORT, “A 4-Step System Dentists Use to Safely and Predictably Withdraw from PPOs and INCREASE Net Profit” go to www.PPOfoe.com

    If you're sick and tired of being jerked around by network insurance plans, being told what you can and can't do for your patients, and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars per year...

    My team and I have set aside some time this week to speak with you. A 60-Minute complimentary Breakthrough Call. By the end of that call, if we believe we can help you, we can certainly talk about what that might look like. If not, we may steer you toward what we feel may serve you better.

    Regardless, I guarantee this will be the best 60 Minutes you have ever worked on your practice. You'll have some fun along the way and get massive value from the call.

    If you are a General Dentist producing between 1/2 and 2 million per year, and the owner of your practice, to schedule your FREE Breakthrough Call, go to https://freeseminarfordentists.com/?UNQSRC=KCAPOD


    Join the Gems Family conversation in our growing community, PPO EXIT Facebook Group



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    28m | Jun 23, 2023
  • E164: Interview with Dr. Tom Orent - Part 1

    If you would like to REDUCE your DEPENDENCE on PPOs, you can download my FREE SPECIAL REPORT, “A 4-Step System Dentists Use to Safely and Predictably Withdraw from PPOs and INCREASE Net Profit” go to www.PPOfoe.com

    If you're sick and tired of being jerked around by network insurance plans, being told what you can and can't do for your patients, and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars per year...

    My team and I have set aside some time this week to speak with you. A 60-Minute complimentary Breakthrough Call. By the end of that call, if we believe we can help you, we can certainly talk about what that might look like. If not, we may steer you toward what we feel may serve you better.

    Regardless, I guarantee this will be the best 60 Minutes you have ever worked on your practice. You'll have some fun along the way and get massive value from the call.

    If you are a General Dentist producing between 1/2 and 2 million per year, and the owner of your practice, to schedule your FREE Breakthrough Call, go to https://freeseminarfordentists.com/?UNQSRC=KCAPOD


    Join the Gems Family conversation in our growing community, PPO EXIT Facebook Group



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    24m | Jun 10, 2023
  • E163: Dr. Ted Watts - Revolutionizing Healthcare Financing: The PatientFi Difference

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin interviews Todd Watts, founder of PatientFi, a financing option for patients in the healthcare industry. They discuss what sets PatientFi apart from other finance companies, including its focus on healthcare and its unique platform with multiple lenders for prime and second look credit quality, as well as in-house financing for patients with no credit. PatientFi checks over 175 different variables to evaluate a patient's creditworthiness and offers a wide range of financing options, including 0% plans and custom plans for large dental practices. PatientFi also has a dedicated dispute team to ensure patient satisfaction.



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    15m | May 26, 2023
  • E162: Dr. Ted Watts - Revolutionizing Dental Financing: PatientFi's Tailor-Made Solution

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin interviews Todd Watts, founder of PatientFi, a patient financing and payment company. Watts explains how PatientFi offers a tailor-made solution for large dental practices and DSOs to help patients finance their treatments. PatientFi distinguishes itself from other financing companies by offering up to 100% approvals on their platform, with a multi-lender system that ensures patients can access credit even if they have lower credit quality. Watts also discusses the range of financing options that PatientFi offers to patients, including 0% interest plans for up to 24 months and fixed interest plans for up to 72 months.



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    18m | May 12, 2023
  • E161: Interview with Eric Giesecke and Wardah Inam - Part 2

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin is joined by Eric Giesecke, CEO of Planet DDS and Wardah Inam, CEO of Overjet. Together they further discuss how the two companies recently partnered and integrate Artificial Intelligence technology into Dental practices to help with diagnoses and prognoses.



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    21m | Apr 28, 2023
  • E160: Interview with Eric Giesecke and Wardah Inam - Part 1

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin is joined by Eric Giesecke, CEO of Planet DDS and Wardah Inam, CEO of Overjet. Together they discuss how the two companies recently partnered and integrate Artificial Intelligence technology into Dental practices to help with diagnoses and prognoses.



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    23m | Apr 14, 2023
  • E159: Interview with Ed Valaitis - Part 2

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin is joined by Ed Valaitis, the author of “Exit Like a Winner”. Ed is a Certified Business Intermediary at the company Edison Avenue. Together they further discuss how to best approach selling a dental practice and how to get the best return on investment.



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    11m | Mar 24, 2023
  • E158: Interview with Ed Valaitis - Part 1

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin is joined by Ed Valaitis, the author of “Exit Like a Winner”. Ed is a Certified Business Intermediary at the company Edison Avenue and offers his insight into how to best approach selling a dental practice and how to get the best return on investment.



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    13m | Mar 10, 2023
  • E157: Certified Business Intermediaries - Part 2

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin discusses how Dental Support Organizations and Managed Support Organizations can assist in selling a dental practice.



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    8m | Jan 27, 2023
  • E156: Certified Business Intermediaries - Part 1

    Dr. Kevin Coughlin discusses Certified Business Intermediaries, and the various options for selling a dental practice.



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    13m | Jan 13, 2023
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