• Top Tips for Navigating Orthodontic Practice Transitions

    23 MAG 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host Jill Allen.   Today, I’m thrilled to have Kim McClesky and Ty Ramsey from Professional Transition Strategies joining me for an episode. Kim and Ty are experts in guiding dental professionals through every stage of practice transitions, from purchasing practices to preparing for retirement. They'll share key considerations for transitioning practices, financial implications, and valuable advice for maintaining trust during these changes.   Let’s get started!   Summary   In this conversation, Jill, Kim, and Ty discuss the considerations and financial implications of selling or purchasing a dental practice. They emphasize the importance of understanding the value of the business and working with advisors to ensure a successful transition. They also highlight the rise of private equity in the dental industry and how it has changed the valuation of practices. The conversation explores the benefits of selling to an OSO or DSO and the potential for increased value through equity in a larger group. Overall, the discussion provides valuable insights for dentists at different stages of their careers. Professional Transition Services (PTS) provides guidance and support for dentists looking to sell or transition their practices. They help dentists navigate the complex process of selling their practice, including vetting potential buyers and negotiating deals. PTS emphasizes the importance of working with experienced professionals who can provide valuable advice and support throughout the process. They also highlight the need for dentists to have a clear goal in mind when considering a practice transition and to consider all available options, including selling to a DSO or individual buyer. PTS offers free practice valuations and a 30-day listing agreement, providing flexibility and support for their clients. https://www.myorthova.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HenryScheinOne https://www.instagram.com/henryscheinone/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/18886399/ https://twitter.com/HenryScheinOne Takeaways - Understanding the value of your dental practice is crucial when considering a sale or purchase. - Working with advisors, such as dental-specific attorneys and accountants, can help navigate the complexities of the transition process. - Private equity has led to a consolidation wave in the dental industry, offering opportunities for increased value through equity in larger groups. - Selling to an OSO or DSO can provide financial benefits and centralized operations for tasks like accounting and HR. - Having a clear plan and starting early in the transition process can lead to a more successful and lucrative outcome. Working with experienced professionals like PTS can provide valuable guidance and support during the practice transition process. - Having a clear goal in mind is essential when considering a practice transition. - Consider all available options, including selling to a DSO or individual buyer. - PTS offers free practice valuations and a flexible listing agreement. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters   00:00 Introduction and Background 07:27 Key Considerations for Doctors in the Later Stages of Their Careers 11:28 Key Considerations for Doctors Looking to Purchase a Practice 25:13 The Tipping Point and the Role of Advisors 27:10 Vetting Buyers and Identifying Good and Bad Groups 29:48 The Importance of Working with Experienced Professionals 31:37 Considering All Options: Selling to a DSO or Individual Buyer 36:36 The Value of Professional Practice Valuations  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.      New episodes drop every Thursday!    Episode Credits:   Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    42 min. 18 sec.
  • Are Your Marketing Dollars Creating a Return on Investment?

    16 MAG 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host, Jill Allen.   On this episode we are delving into the cutting-edge world of integrated dental technology with special guest Ali Hyatt from Henry Schein One. Tune in as we explore the challenges and opportunities of staying connected with patients and ensuring every dollar spent is a step towards success.   Let’s get started!  Summary   Ali Hyatt, Chief Customer Experience and Marketing Officer at Henry Schein One discusses the concept of integrated dental technology and its benefits for orthodontic practices. Integrated dental technology aims to make it easy and seamless for orthodontists to focus on patient care by providing a single platform for managing patient information, scheduling appointments, and checking eligibility. The goal is to create a seamless workflow that reduces errors and allows orthodontists to spend more time with patients. In terms of marketing, Hyatt advises practices to focus on simple metrics such as website clicks, form fills, and phone calls to track the success of their marketing efforts. She also emphasizes the importance of meeting patients where they are in terms of communication preferences and utilizing automated digital options like emails and texts. Hyatt highlights the role of Henry Schein One in providing integrated dental software solutions that empower dentists to focus on patient care and achieve their practice goals.   https://www.myorthova.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HenryScheinOne https://www.instagram.com/henryscheinone/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/18886399/ https://twitter.com/HenryScheinOne   Takeaways - Integrated dental technology aims to make it easy and seamless for orthodontists to focus on patient care. - Simple metrics like website clicks, form fills, and phone calls can help track the success of marketing efforts. - Meeting patients where they are in terms of communication preferences is crucial. - Automated digital options like emails and texts can enhance patient experience and streamline communication. - Henry Schein One provides integrated dental software solutions to empower dentists and achieve practice goals. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters   00:00 Introduction and Role at Henry Schein One 01:15 Understanding Integrated Dental Technology 06:28 Meeting Patients' Communication Preferences 11:57 Tracking Marketing Success and Converting Patients 14:44 Managing Integrated Technology for Younger and Established Doctors 23:23 Speed Round 25:03 Final Thoughts and Advice  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.      New episodes drop every Thursday!      Episode Credits:   Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    26 min. 16 sec.
  • Choosing Joy : The Key to Unlocking Personal and Professional Growth

    9 MAG 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host, Jill Allen.   In today's episode, we're diving deep into the essence of joy with an amazing guest, Amanda Gore. She brings a unique perspective on how joy not only enriches our personal lives but significantly enhances performance and relationships, especially among high-achievers. Stay tuned as we explore the science of happiness, practical steps to cultivate joy, and the transformative impact it can have within teams and organizations.   Let’s get started!  Summary   Amanda Gore, a speaker and author, shares her journey from being a physiotherapist to becoming a speaker and focusing on joy. She explains how stress is caused by communication and relationships and how joy can be present in every moment. Amanda discusses the impact of joy on performance and relationships and provides practical tips for cultivating joy in the workplace. She also explores the three core fears that drive behavior: feeling unworthy of love, feeling unsafe, and fearing separation. In this conversation, Amanda Gore discusses the importance of self-awareness and emotional intelligence in creating a joyful work environment. She emphasizes the need for individuals to recognize and address their core fears and stories that may be holding them back. Gore suggests practical strategies such as conscious breathing, being present, and making conscious choices to cultivate joy. She also highlights the significance of gratitude and creating a culture of recognition and appreciation within the team. Overall, the conversation provides valuable insights and actionable steps for doctors and office managers to improve their own well-being and foster a positive workplace culture. https://www.myorthova.com/  https://www.facebook.com/myorthova https://twitter.com/amanda_joy https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandalgore https://youtube.com/user/amandagoretv https://www.pinterest.com/amandagorejoy/ Takeaways - Joy can be present in every moment and is a choice we can make. - Creating a joy-filled and fear-free workplace can increase productivity, reduce burnout, and improve relationships. - Recognizing and addressing the three core fears (feeling unworthy of love, feeling unsafe, and fearing separation) can lead to personal growth and positive behavior change. - Practical practices such as consciously choosing joy, valuing and caring for team members, and creating a safe and respectful environment can cultivate joy in the workplace. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are crucial for creating a joyful work environment. - Recognize and address your core fears and stories that may be holding you back. - Practice conscious breathing and being present to manage stress and stay focused. - Make conscious choices and choose joy in your daily life. - Cultivate gratitude and create a culture of recognition and appreciation within your team. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters   00:00Amanda's Journey to Focusing on Joy 03:01The Impact of Joy on Performance and Relationships 08:59Creating a Joy-Filled and Fear-Free Workplace 25:02Practical Tips for Cultivating Joy in the Workplace 32:08Understanding the Power of Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence 35:23Overcoming Core Fears and Stories for Personal and Professional Growth 37:45Practical Strategies for Managing Triggers and Calming the Mind 39:36The Importance of Caring and Creating a Culture of Gratitude 46:41The ABC of Joy: Awareness, Breathing, Being Present, Making Conscious Choices 52:55Consciously Choosing Joy and Fostering Gratitude 59:23Teaching People to Feel Good About Themselves and Raising Confident Children  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.       If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.      New episodes drop every Thursday!      Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    58 min. 38 sec.
  • Navigating Orthodontic Excellence with Virtual Assistants

    2 MAG 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host Jill Allen.   In this episode, we're exploring the innovative world of MyOrthoVA, with special guest Casey Bull. Listen in as we delve into the inspiration behind creating a tailored solution for orthodontic needs with Virtual Assistants, the rigorous training their VAs undergo, and the remarkable impact on both in-office efficiency and patient care.   Let’s get started Summary   Casey Bull, the Chief Operating Officer of MyOrthoVA, discusses the concept of virtual assistants in orthodontic practices. MyOrthoVA provides remote staffing solutions for orthodontic offices, offering virtual assistants who can handle tasks such as phone support, new patient coordination, insurance handling, and administrative support. The goal is to empower orthodontists with a new solution for staffing and improve patient care by allowing the in-office team to focus on patient interaction. The virtual assistants are trained in orthodontic processes, workflows, and patient communication. The onboarding process is crucial to ensure a seamless integration of virtual assistants into the practice. The use of virtual assistants can benefit both large and small practices, providing cost-effective solutions and improving practice culture.   https://www.myorthova.com/ https://www.facebook.com/myorthova https://www.linkedin.com/company/myorthova https://www.instagram.com/myorthova Takeaways - MyOrthoVA offers virtual assistants for orthodontic practices to handle administrative tasks and improve patient care. - Virtual assistants can handle phone support, new patient coordination, insurance handling, and other administrative tasks. - The onboarding process is crucial to ensure a seamless integration of virtual assistants into the practice. - Virtual assistants can benefit both large and small practices, providing cost-effective solutions and improving practice culture. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters   00:00 Introduction and Overview of MyOrthoVA 01:04 The Inspiration Behind MyOrthoVA and the Need for Virtual Assistants 04:07 Defining the Role of Virtual Assistants in Orthodontic Practices 07:44 The Tasks and Responsibilities of Virtual Assistants 11:23 Expanding the Scope of Virtual Assistants in Orthodontic Practices 20:47 The Importance of Onboarding and Communication for Successful Integration 29:40 Getting in Touch with MyOrthoVA and the Benefits of Virtual Assistants  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.    New episodes drop every Thursday!      Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen  Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    29 min. 1 sec.
  • Maximizing Growth Benefits: Incentives and Strategies from OrthoFi

    25 APR 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host, Jill Allen.   Today, we have special guest Oliver Gelles from OrthoFi joining us on the show! In this episode, we highlight how data-driven strategies are reshaping patient financials and practice efficiency. From the transition to auto-pay systems to the strategic application of interest and flexible financing, we're unpacking how these changes not only align with current data but also significantly enhance patient satisfaction and practice growth. Let’s jump in!  Summary In this conversation, Jill interviews Oliver Gelles, the Chief Marketing Officer of OrthoFi. They discuss Oliver's background in the orthodontic industry and his journey with OrthoFi. They also talk about the insights and data gathered by OrthoFi on patient financials and flexible financing in orthodontic practices. They explore the evolution of payment methods in the industry and the benefits of offering flexible financing options. They also discuss the use of interest in payment plans and how it can be implemented in different stages of a practice's growth. In this conversation, Oliver Gelles and Jill discuss strategies for minimizing the growth benefit and increasing incentives for patients. They also explore the impact of the economy on adult starts and the difference in payment options for adult and child patients. They also discuss the importance of accurately allocating past-due AR and the potential for direct-to-consumer competition in the orthodontic industry. https://orthofi.com/ https://www.facebook.com/OrthoFi/ https://twitter.com/OrthoFi https://www.linkedin.com/company/orthofi https://www.youtube.com/c/OrthoFi https://www.instagram.com/ortho_fi/ Takeaways - Oliver Gelles has over 25 years of experience in the orthodontic industry and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of OrthoFi - OrthoFi has gathered valuable data on patient financials and flexible financing in orthodontic practices - Flexible financing options have become increasingly important in the industry, allowing patients to accept care and practices to grow - Interest in payment plans can be a valuable tool; it can provide incentives for patients to choose shorter plans and help practices manage cash flow and risk - The implementation of flexible financing options may vary depending on the stage of a practice's growth, with more conservative approaches recommended for startup practices - Minimize the growth benefit by changing incentives and adding more “carrot and stick” - Adult patients require different treatment and persuasion strategies - The economy and consumer perception impact adult starts - Accurately allocate past due AR to improve financial performance - Prepare for potential direct-to-consumer competition in the future Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:20 Insights and Data on Patient Financials 07:44 The Evolution of Payment Methods 09:39 The Benefits of Flexible Financing 13:41 Implementing Interest in Payment Plans 26:00 Maximizing Growth Benefit: Incentives and Strategies 28:22 Understanding the Impact of the Economy on Adult Starts 39:19 Improving Financial Performance through Accurate AR Allocation 46:23 Preparing for Potential Direct-to-Consumer Competition  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.    New episodes drop every Thursday!      Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    41 min. 21 sec.
  • From Contact to Contract: Enhancing New Patient Interactions in Orthodontic Practices

    18 APR 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host, Jill Allen.   Today, we're shining a light on SmileSuite technology with my friend and returning guest, Dr. Anthony Bonavoglia. SmileSuite is changing the game for orthodontists and their practices. Join us as we dive into the metrics that matter, the art of the new patient phone call, and a peek into the future developments from SmileSuite.   Let’s dive into it!  Summary   Anthony Bonavoglia, founder of SmileSuite, discusses the importance of understanding the busiest times for new patient phone calls in orthodontic practices. He shares data that shows the busiest times are 8:30-10 am and 12:30-2 pm, with Monday mornings being the busiest overall. He also highlights the trend of patients preferring to schedule appointments through text messaging rather than phone calls. Anthony emphasizes the need for practices to monitor and improve the quality of new patient phone calls, as well as the importance of balancing work and family life.   https://www.ortholifecoach.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ortholifecoach https://www.instagram.com/getsmilesuite/ New Patient Phone Call Score Card  http://getsmilesuite-7731839.hs-sites.com/smilesuiteinquiry-1 Takeaways - The busiest times for new patient phone calls in orthodontic practices are 8:30-10 am and 12:30-2 pm, with Monday mornings being the busiest overall. - Patients are increasingly preferring to schedule appointments through text messaging rather than phone calls. - Practices should monitor and improve the quality of new patient phone calls to ensure a positive patient experience. - It is important to find a balance between work and family life to maintain overall well-being. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview of SmileSuite  01:28 Gathering Data on Busy Times for New Patient Phone Calls 12:21 The Impact of Phone Calls on the Patient Experience 22:44 Patient Communication Preferences and Trends 25:26 Upcoming Developments for SmileSuite 28:47 Speed Round: Coffee or Tea, Favorite Podcast, Outdoor Activity, Being Remembered, Best Piece of Advice 31:17 Conclusion and Farewell   Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.       If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.      New episodes drop every Thursday!      Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen  Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    30 min. 4 sec.
  • The Tipping Point: Mastering Work, Life, and Passion

    11 APR 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host, Jill Allen.   Today, we have returning guest Dr. Robert Trujillo joining us on the show. In the last episode, we learned all about his company, Orthovated, and how he helps practices with clinical onboarding. In this episode, we are focusing on another passion: his coaching and mental health. There is a lot to unpack.   Let’s get into it!   Summary   In this conversation, Robert Trujillo discusses the importance of work-life balance and setting proper goals. He emphasizes the need to take action and create passion through behavior. Robert also highlights the role of thoughts and feelings in achieving happiness and fulfillment. He provides tips on time management and the importance of setting boundaries. Finally, Robert shares his contact information for those interested in coaching sessions. In this episode, Robert Trujillo discusses how to create the life you want by conducting a work-life audit and developing a strategic plan. He emphasizes the importance of taking small steps and applying various principles to achieve personal growth and fulfillment. https://www.ortholifecoach.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ortholifecoach https://www.orthovated.com/ https://www.facebook.com/orthovated Takeaways - Take action and create passion through behavior. - Set proper goals and focus on behaviors rather than outcomes. - Manage your time effectively and set boundaries. - Take care of yourself and prioritize self-care. Conduct a work-life audit to assess your current situation and identify areas for improvement. - Develop a strategic plan to create the life you want, focusing on small steps and consistent progress. - Apply principles such as self-reflection, goal-setting, and time management to achieve personal growth and fulfillment. - Embrace your personal style and interests, and make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:38 The Struggle for Work-Life Balance 08:00 Setting Proper Goals 14:08 The Fulfillment Paradox  19:04 Creating Passion through Action 23:11 The Role of Thoughts and Feelings 28:36 Time Management and Boundaries 37:59 Taking Care of Yourself 42:22 Conclusion and Contact Information 44:12 Creating the Life You Want 45:02 Personal Style and Interests 45:41 Hidden Talents  46:26 Big Hairy Audacious Goal  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.       If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.    New episodes drop every Thursday!      Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    45 min. 34 sec.
  • The Balancing Act: AI Automation vs. Personalization in Digital Orthodontic Marketing

    4 APR 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host Jill Allen.     Today, I have Jeff Slater from  Kaleidoscope joining me on the show! With AI becoming such a prevalent topic in everything these days, I thought it was time to have “the chat” about what it is and how you should or should not be using it in your practices. From Google pay-per-click ads to A.I. pitfalls, we have a lot to cover.    Let’s get dive in!  Summary   The conversation explores the impact of AI on Google and local search results, particularly for startups. It discusses the challenges of verification and the increasing scrutiny from Google to eliminate fake businesses. The conversation also highlights the concerns of sharing business information and the need for proper documentation. The role of AI in advertiser verification and its impact on Google Ads and pay-per-click campaigns is examined. The influence of AI on content creation, chatbots, dynamic ads, and geotargeting is discussed. The importance of balancing AI automation with the human touch is emphasized, along with the challenges of finding the right balance. The conversation concludes by highlighting the volatility of AI technology and the need to monitor data and adapt accordingly.  https://thekaleidoscope.com/ https://www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopeDigitalMarketing https://www.instagram.com/kaleidoscopedigitalmarketing/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/kaleidoscope-digital-marketing/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgL0vSJArWwhTeqE1jHLzzw Takeaways - AI is affecting Google and local search results, particularly for startups, with increased scrutiny and verification challenges. - Proper documentation and business name alignment are crucial for successful advertiser verification on Google Ads. - AI plays a significant role in dynamic ads, geotargeting, and content creation, but the human touch remains important in orthodontic practices. - Finding the right balance between AI automation and personalization is essential for effective marketing strategies. - Monitoring data and adapting to the volatility of AI technology is necessary for success in the digital landscape. Vigilance and monitoring of Google profiles are crucial to avoid sudden drops or disappearances. - Accurate and consistent information is essential for maintaining a strong online presence. - Ignoring notifications from Google can lead to permanent consequences, such as ads being offline. - The unpredictability of Google's algorithm requires ongoing attention and adaptation. - The future of the industry will involve advancements in AI and technology, but the human element and relationships will remain important. - Documentation and verification are necessary to match online information with real-world branding. - Proactive marketing and a well-rounded approach are key to success. - Kaleidoscope serves as a valuable resource for orthodontic practices. - AI technology presents both challenges and benefits, requiring careful proofing and consideration. - Being a great parent is a personal goal that Jeff values. - Perspective and framing play a significant role in finding what you're looking for. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GC Orthodontics - https://www.gc.dental/america/campaigns/gcoa-jillallen-2024 SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters 00:00 AI's Impact on Google and Local Search Results 01:13 Verification Challenges for Startups 04:12 AI's Role in Advertiser Verification 05:18 Importance of Business Name and Documentation 06:39 AI's Impact on Google Ads and Pay-Per-Click 09:47 AI's Influence on Content and Chatbots 11:14 AI's Role in Dynamic Ads and Geotargeting 12:30 Balancing AI Automation and Human Touch 14:23 AI's Impact on Marketing Industry 16:07 Challenges of Finding the Right Balance 17:41 The Volatility of Google Rankings 19:01 The Importance of Accurate and Consistent Information 20:22 The Need for Vigilance and Monitoring 22:14 The Housekeeping Component of Online Presence 23:20 The Consequences of Ignoring Notifications 25:07 The Unpredictability of Google's Algorithm 26:29 The Future of AI and Technology in the Industry 27:34 The Importance of Proofing AI-generated Content 29:24 The Value of Human Element and Relationships 30:17 The Need for Documentation and Verification 31:52 The Importance of Proactive Marketing 33:24 The Role of Kaleidoscope as a Resource 34:08 The Challenges and Benefits of AI Technology 35:15 The Significance of Being a Great Parent 35:46 The Power of Perspective and Framing  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.    New episodes drop every Thursday!    Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    39 min. 52 sec.
  • Retaining Smiles & Increasing Revenue: The Retainers for Life Journey

    28 MAR 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host, Jill Allen.   Today, we have a special guest, Dr. Amy Jackson, returning to the show! In this episode we are covering outsourced retainer programs and how they are changing the orthodontic offices of the future. From decreasing chair time to increased revenue and patient satisfaction, we are covering it all.    Let’s get into it!  Summary   In this episode, Amy Jackson, the founder of Retainers for Life, discusses the benefits of using their program in orthodontic practices. She shares her personal experience and the pain points that led her to create Retainers for Life. Amy explains how the program can save time, improve patient retention, and generate additional revenue for practices. She emphasizes the importance of building long-term relationships with patients and creating a positive experience throughout the retention phase. Amy also provides insights into the implementation process and offers advice for practices considering Retainers for Life.   https://www.cainwatters.com/ Takeaways - Retainers for Life is a program that helps orthodontic practices streamline the retention process, save time, and generate additional revenue. - By outsourcing retainer production and management to Retainers for Life, practices can free up chair time for more productive appointments. - Retainers for Life allows practices to maintain a long-term relationship with patients even after the completion of orthodontic treatment. - The program offers financial incentives for practices and team members, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GreyFinch - https://greyfinch.com/jillallen/ SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 00:59 The Birth of Retainers for Life 03:24 The Benefits of Retainers for Life 04:04 The Challenges of Retention in Orthodontic Practices 05:21 Efficiency and Time-Saving with Retainers for Life 06:30 Integration of Retainers for Life into Orthodontic Practices 09:16 Building Long-Term Relationships with Patients 11:26 The Alumni Concept in Orthodontic Practices 12:20 Outsourcing vs. In-House Retainer Production 19:08 Implementing Retainers for Life in Practice Systems 21:01 Workflow and Protocols for Retainers for Life 23:33 Offering Retainers for Life at the End of Treatment 24:31 Cost Comparison: Outsourcing vs. In-House Retainer Production 26:24 Revenue Sharing and Team Incentives 29:18 Getting Started with Retainers for Life 31:43 Contacting Retainers for Life 34:04 Conclusion and Final Thoughts  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode. New episodes drop every Thursday!    Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
    29 min. 10 sec.
  • Reflections and Repetitions: The Daily Habits Shaping Orthodontic Leaders

    21 MAR 2024 · Welcome to the Hey Docs! Podcast with your host Jill Allen.   Joining us on the show today is David King from Leaders In Ortho, and in this episode, we are talking about finding joy. As entrepreneurs, it is easy to get weighed down by the pressures of the business, but it doesn’t have to be that way. David has some great information to share with us!   Let’s get started!   Summary   David King, a business and life coach, discusses the importance of personal and psychological growth for orthodontists. He emphasizes the need for orthodontists to leverage their darkness into their greatness and overcome challenges in their personal and professional lives. King introduces the concept of the four domains of life, which include focusing on one's body, mindset, balance, and business. He encourages orthodontists to take inventory of their lives, exercise regularly, and avoid hesitation. King concludes by offering his contact information for those interested in seeking help.   https://leadersinortho.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-king-864053a/ https://www.instagram.com/David_king_IV https://www.facebook.com/david.king.96558/ https://www.youtube.com/@UCuF9AQXe-aInmSoic15IAZQ https://www.tiktok.com/@david_king_IV Takeaways - Orthodontists often face challenges in their personal and professional lives that can hinder their joy and happiness. - The four domain life, which includes focusing on one's body, mindset, balance, and business, is crucial for achieving fulfillment and success. - Orthodontists should not hesitate to seek help and support from trusted individuals or coaches. - Taking small steps, such as exercising regularly and setting aside time for self-reflection, can lead to significant personal and professional growth. Connect With Our Advertisers Kaleidoscope - https://www.contactkl.com/ GreyFinch - https://greyfinch.com/jillallen/ SmileSuite - http://getsmilesuite.com/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:17 The Need for Personal and Psychological Growth 08:16 Challenges Faced by Orthodontists 11:23 The Importance of Joy and Happiness 18:53 The Four Domain Life 22:21 Overcoming Fear and Seeking Help 27:54 Tips for Overcoming Challenges 33:39 How to Contact David King 36:36 Speed Round 37:48 Conclusion  Are you ready to start a practice of your own? Do you need a fresh set of eyes or some advice in your existing practice? Reach out to me- http://www.practiceresults.com/.     If you like what we are doing here on Hey Docs! and want to hear more of this awesome content, give us a 5-star Rating on your preferred listening platform and subscribe to our show so you never miss an episode.    New episodes drop every Thursday!    Episode Credits: Hosted by Jill Allen Produced by Jordann Killion Audio Engineering by Johnny Mitchell
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Hey Docs! Hosted by Jill Allen of Jill Allen & Associates. In this podcast, Jill and her guests will cover everything you need to know about building a business. Along...

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Hey Docs! Hosted by Jill Allen of Jill Allen & Associates.

In this podcast, Jill and her guests will cover everything you need to know about building a business. Along with giving tips and tools to help you succeed in your own venture. Each episode will weave a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, doctors, and companies that are making an impact. So whether you are a brand new doctor building a practice or an entrepreneur looking to build an empire, there is something here for you!

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