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Very Dental: Dr. Gary DeWood on Believing It's Possible

The Very Dental Podcast Network

Release Date: 09/30/2022

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"Why can't I talk to my patients like Gary does?"

-me, quite often

Alan is joined by Dr. Gary DeWood for another really good conversation about communication, among other things. Some of the topics they covered:

  • Staying in the question until the questions are coming from the patient 
  • How the dental model is wrong
  • People figure out a way to do the things that they have value for
  • Assume that the patient thinks that they're healthy until you understand that they don't
  • How aligners have made people value the position of their teeth
  • Ask questions and then be quiet
  • Why the hygiene op is the worst place to talk about dental health
  • Having the hygienist "refer" the patient to the doctor
  • Lawn mowers and believing it's possible
  • The mindset change of financing/making payments
  • Patients need to know that you'll make it financially possible
  • "We're going to do whatever we can to make it possible"
  • In office financing vs. outside payment plans...what's the limit that doc can be the bank?
  • Gary on the "dead zone" in your practice
  • "You know who will pay you." The information that the dentist has that the bank doesn't! (It's a superpower!)
  • "The gift of a dental benefit plan..."
  • Getting access to Gary (and Amy) through Spear Practice Solutions
  • If you value the team, let them do this!
  • Gary on job descriptions
  • Consulting vs. coaching
  • Whose heel marks are in your parking lot? Yours or your team's?
  • Give the patients a chance to say "yes" to your best treatment

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