August also hints at future trends in digital dentistry and if Skynet is inevitable given all the advances in AI.
This week Russell talks wtih Dr. Parham Radmanesh who is an Iranian born Canadian dentist trained at Boston University who decided to leave the cold to move to Los Angeles. Parham bought a struggling office and talks about his journey of buying a failing office that no one else wanted from an owner who just wanted out. Parham then decided to buy 3 more offices. Russell and Parham talk about Parham's journey and challenges of expanding so quickly and how Parham learned to scale. Overall it is a cool story and one that challenges a lot of conventional wisdom.
Also we talk about Parham's SEO company as well and why he started offering his services to other dentists.
This week Clint and Russ talk with Dr. Nick Boyd. Nick practices in Annapolis, MD at Boyd Family Dentistry and went to dental school later in life after a career in business. While he was an associate for a while, he bought an office from a dentist who unfortunately took his own life. We talk about that transition and how it actually went really well for him thankfully. We go on to discuss how we remove stress from our lives by firing patients, working the hours we want to work, and having the office work us rather than the other way around. Last but not least, stay on for arguably the best "Just the Tip" of all time.
Clint and Russ talk Alan Mead in this very non dental podcast about his horse boarding business and farm life. We have fun talking for an hour talking about various topics and let the conversation flow like it normally does.
Alan's podcast is Very Dental and if well worth the follow if you like our podcast.
Russ interviews Dr. DeAngelo Webster this week on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. DeAngelo graduated from University of Michigan in 2016 and did his start up immediately after dental school against conventional wisdom for a fraction of what the normal cost of a startup. His practice's name is White Pine Dental Health is located half way between Ann Arbor and Detroit. His focus at his office is on "dental school" dentistry which he explains in the podcast.
DeAngelo goes through how he learned to run a dental business and how he went on to create Practice Biopsy which is his dental continuing education company that focuses on helping employee dentists become owner dentists. He also runs an active Facebook group of around 5k dentists with the same name.
Last but not least we talk about DeAngelo's marketing strategy around branding and how his goal was to be the most famous person in a five mile radius around his office.