THE MILLIONAIRE DENTIST PODCAST

 

The Millionaire Dentist teaches successful dentists how to take control of their taxes, cash flow, and retirement savings. Featuring Casey Hiers, Jason Smith, Brogan Baxter, and special guests from both financial and dental backgrounds. Want to retire with millions in the bank? Give us a listen. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

The Millionaire Dentist Podcast
 

EPISODE 139: Complimentary Financial Assessment Pt 1

Casey and Jarrod dive into more detail with what areas our complimentary assessment covers. In this first part, they talk about three of the 8 options available: Business Consulting, Tax Planning & Accounting, and Financial Planning.

www.fourquadrantsadvisory.com/assessment

 

EPISODE 138: Student Loan Forgiveness Explained

CPA Steve Levy stops by to explain to Casey and Jarrod what Student Loan Forgiveness is, who qualifies, which loans qualify, and how to apply.

 

EPISODE 137: Improve your practice's finances with expert advice

You've been a successful practice owner for years but you've reached a point where you've plateaued financially. Maybe it's time to get some expert advice. Casey and Jarrod discuss how after nearly 20 years in business, Four Quadrants Advisory has launched a free Complimentary Practice Assessment.

If you're interested in learning more after this podcast, visit www.fourquadrantsadvisory.com/assessment

 

EPISODE 136: IS IT TIME TO GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR FINANCES?

Your dental practice has been successful for years now, but can it be more successful? Do you have a feeling in your gut that you could be making more money and saving more money? Casey and Jarrod discuss how getting a second opinion from dental-specific financial experts can uncover areas that could be improved.

 

EPISODE 135: WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO GET BETTER?

What are you doing to get better? It's a simple question that doesn't always have a simple answer. Casey and Jarrod discuss how practice owners are working to improve their practice and life and while some others may be too complacent to change.

 

EPISODE 134: PR PUSHES FOR DSOS?

DSOs. A trending topic among the dental community. There are pros and cons to everything in life, including being in a DSO or owning your own dental practice. Casey and Jarrod discuss the world of DSOs and how it seems there has been a recent PR push to keep the negative talk of DSOs down.

 

EPISODE 133: GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY

What's one of the most significant issues when trying to achieve your goals? Getting in your own way. Casey and Jarrod discuss how practice owners can unintentionally trip themselves up.

 

EPISODE 132: REAL ADVICE VS CHICKEN SH*T ADVICE

What do you value more: Real advice? Or advice from someone just telling you what you want to hear? Sure, the latter may make you feel good, but are they looking out for you in the long term? Jarrod and Casey discuss how getting real advice from dental-specific advisors can make all the difference.

 

EPISODE 131: WHAT'S UP WITH THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT?

CPA Steve Levy joins Jarrod to explain the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and why practice owners should care.

 

EPISODE 130: MISTAKES I MADE AS A YOUNG DENTIST WITH DR. DAVID RICE

Casey and Jarrod are joined by special guest Dr. David Rice, founder of IgniteDDS, to discuss his career path as a successful dental practice owner and how he initially came about the business wrongfully. He teaches young dentists ways to get on a successful path early.

 

EPISODE 129: DO YOU HOLD YOUR PATIENTS ACCOUNTABLE?

Casey returns from the AGD Conference in Florida to discuss with Jarrod the importance of holding your patients accountable.

 

EPISODE 128: THE IMPORTANCE OF WINDING DOWN YOUR PRACTICE

Jarrod is joined by Steve Levy, CPA and JD, to talk about the importance of winding down your practice as you reach retirement. Steve provides a list of to-dos that need to be done during that process.

 

EPISODE 127: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A DENTIST

The mindset of a dentist, especially that of a practice owner, is different from every other field out there. Casey and Jarrod discuss the ins and outs of how dentists think and why Four Quadrants understands them so well.

 

EPISODE 126: HOW PENNY PINCHING NOW CAN COST MILLIONS IN THE FUTURE

Casey and Jarrod discuss how practice owners think they're saving money on the business side of their practice by doing it themselves or by paying for inferior advice and how that can cause major issues and money for years to come.

 

EPISODE 125: DENTISTRY, THE BODY, AND SLEEP

Casey returns from the Florida Dental Convention and speaks with Jarrod about his newfound insight on how sleep can affect a practice owner's overall health and mental well-being.

 

EPISODE 124: CRAFTING YOUR PTO POLICY

Jarrod is joined by Stevy Levy, CPA & JD, and Stacy Phillips, CFP™ to discuss the importance of having a PTO policy in place in your practice.

 

EPISODE 123: THE HEAT IS ON!

Summer is here which means cookouts, pools, and heat. Casey and Jarrod discuss things that dentists can do when the 'heat' is on in their practice.

 

EPISODE 122: HOW TO PAY YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR PRACTICE

Jarrod is joined by Steve Levy, CPA, and Colt Smith, Senior Tax Accountant, to discuss the tax benefits and other positive outcomes of having your child work in your dental practice.

 

EPISODE 121: WORK-LIFE BALANCE WITH DR. GRACE YUM OF MOMMY DENTISTS IN BUSINESS

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Dr. Grace Yum, the Founder & CEO of Mommy Dentists in Business, in this special episode to discuss work-life balance and why it is so important.

 

EPISODE 120: THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS

Looking to buy another practice or even your first practice? What an exciting time! Casey and Jarrod discuss some core things you need to think about when acquiring a practice.

 

EPISODE 119: PLACING YOUR BETS ON THE LONG SHOT? THINK AGAIN

A long shot won the Kentucky Derby this year. If you're thinking that you can save your dental practice by betting on a long shot, you should think again.

 

EPISODE 118: BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

Steve Levy, CPA and JD, stops by to give Jarrod and Casey the lowdown on the Business Personal Property Tax. Learn how this tax affects your practice and your wallet.

 

EPISODE 117: INSURANCE AND ADJUSTMENTS WITH JOSH SMITH OF DENTAL CLAIM SUPPORT

Casey and Jarrod welcome Josh Smith, Co-Owner and COO of Dental Claim Support, to discuss insurance, insurance adjustments, and how managing them is vitally important to your practice and bottom dollar.

 

EPISODE 116: HOW TO GET OUT OF PPO PLANS WITHOUT KILLING YOUR PRACTICE

Jarrod is joined by special guest Jason Smith, Founder, CEO, and President of Four Quadrants Advisory to discuss how PPO plans can hurt your business and how to get out of them without killing your practice.

 

EPISODE 115: PARTNERSHIP PROS AND CONS

Thinking of adding a partner to your dental practice? Casey and Jarrod discuss some of the common pros and cons that stem from adding a fellow dentist onboard.

 

EPISODE 114: IS YOUR EXTERNAL TEAM GIVING YOU REAL ADVICE

Are you tired of your external team only telling you what they think you want to hear? Or maybe they don't really give you any answers or advice. Casey and Jarrod discuss what signs may be out there that should influence you to reach out to a new team.

 

EPISODE 113: DENTISTRY & BASKETBALL

How is basketball like dentistry? Casey and Jarrod discuss the similarities in how both are approached. Also, find out who won the Four Quadrants March Madness bracket!

 

EPISODE 112: TIRED OF TAX SURPRISES?

What is a tax surprise? How bad can it really be? Casey and Jarrod are joined by Steve Levy, CPA at Four Quadrants, to chat about taxes and things to look out for to prevent tax surprises.

 

EPISODE 111: THINK SELLING TO A DSO IS EASY?

You're considering selling your practice. Along comes a DSO with an offer. Casey and Jarrod discuss how an offer from a DSO can be tempting but does that make it good?

 

Episode 110: FOUR QUADRANTS IS GOING ON TOUR!

Casey and Jarrod discuss the upcoming tour where Four Quadrants will be visiting several cities across the US spreading the good word on how to Master the Business Side of Dentistry.

 

Episode 109: ARE YOU SET UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION?

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Stacy Phillips, CFP®, to chat about practice transitions and why you should start thinking about them years before you're ready to retire.

 

Episode 108: Changes in dentistry

Casey and Jarrod welcome Christopher Howard, a national sales representative for Four Quadrants. Christopher has worked with dentists in several different capacities during the course of his career. He gives some insight into changes he's seen in the dental field over the years.

 

Episode 107: A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BRENT HABECKER PT 2

Casey and Jarrod return this week with Dr. Brent Habecker. Dr. Habecker discusses why he decided he needed to change up his external finance team and how things have gotten better since the switch.

 

Episode 106: A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BRENT HABECKER PT 1

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Dr. Brent Habecker. Dr. Habecker owns a practice in Michigan and is highly successful. As a younger dentist, whose dad is also a dentist, he talks about how things are different now for people coming up through school.

 

Episode 105: 2022 COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS FOR RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY

It's a new year and yet again there have been some changes made for retirement and social security. CPA Steve Levy joins Casey and Jarrod to discuss the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for 2022.

 

Episode 104: 7 THINGS PRACTICE OWNERS CAN'T ADMIT

While every business and practice may have some issues, some are harder than others to admit. Casey and Jarrod discuss 7 of the biggest things that practice owners have a hard time admitting to themselves.

 

Episode 103: YOU MIGHT NEED TO UPGRADE YOUR EXTERNAL TEAM IF...

Leaving money on the table every year? In denial that you're stuck on the hamster wheel? Casey and Jarrod present 7 reasons why you might need to upgrade your external team.

 

Episode 102: IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER FUTURE PAIN?

What is a future pain? Casey and Jarrod discuss what is considered current pain, what is considered future pain, and what can be done about it.

 

Episode 101: THE RESEARCH TAX CREDIT

Casey and Jarrod are joined by CPA Steve Levy to discuss the Research Tax Credit. This under-used tax credit can be a major boon for practice owners.

 

Episode 100: BORING IS SEXY

Our 100th episode! Casey and Jarrod celebrate this milestone with a discussion on how boring can be sexy. Listen and learn why practice owners are choosing boring.

 

Episode 99: YEAR-END TAX WRAP-UP

Casey and Jarrod are joined by CPA Stevy Levy to discuss a few of the things to keep in mind tax-wise as the year ends.

 

Episode 98: WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?

Casey and Jarrod discuss ways in which practice owners, and people in general, tend to hold themselves back from achieving more and offer some ideas on how to combat that.

 

Episode 97: THE SPOUSE'S PERSPECTIVE

Casey is joined by Mollie and Cheri, the wives of two successful dental practice-owning partners. They discuss, from their perspective, how life was before and after partnering with Four Quadrants Advisory.

 

Episode 96: FINANCIAL FITNESS

Jarrod hired a fitness coach/nutritionist? Yes. It's true. Casey and Jarrod discuss the parallels between coaches and what Four Quadrants does and how it takes self-drive to make anything happen.

 

Episode 95: THE INFLATION RATE AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Casey and Jarrod discuss the recent surge in the inflation rate and what could have led to this and what it means for the future.

 

Episode 94: THE S-CORP OWNER AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Casey is joined by Steve Levy, CPA, to discuss practice owners that operate as an S-Corp and how employee benefits play into it.

 

Episode 93: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY

Casey and Jarrod discuss the journey that many Four Quadrants' clients go through in the first few years. More money isn't the only benefit.

 

Episode 92: ARE YOU IN MY NETWORK?

Stacy Phillips, CFP® joins Casey and Jarrod to discuss the upsides and downsides of insurance plans. Hear from the experts about how removing certain plans can benefit your practice.

 

Episode 91: FOCUSING ON PATIENT RETENTION YIELDS RESULTS

Casey and Jarrod discuss the importance of marketing to get new patients, but after that what keeps them coming back? Working on ways to improve patient retention is a more important goal than dumping money into marketing.

 

Episode 90: HHS ROUND 4 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Steve Levy, CPA, stops by for a quick update on what the 4th Phase of HHS brings. Casey and Jarrod learn a thing or two.

 

Episode 89: IT TAKES A TEAM. EVEN AT THE RYDER CUP.

The most elite golfers in the world need a team to support them and so do practice owners. Casey and Jarrod discuss the Ryder Cup and how that applies to the world of the business side of dentistry.

 

Episode 88: FANTASY FOOTBALL AND YOUR PRACTICE

It's Football Season and that means time for fantasy football. Is there a way to connect how fantasy football works to how a dental practice operates? Casey, Jarrod, and Special Guest Stacy Phillips CFP® find a way.

 

Episode 87: PRACTICE OWNER PAIN POINTS

Is there a basic list of questions and thoughts every practice owner should consider? Jarrod and Casey discuss several questions that Four Quadrants will ask in an initial call.

 

Episode 86: WHY DENTISTRY?

Casey and Jarrod discuss why people get into dentistry and how perceptions shift from school all the way through owning a practice.

 

Episode 85: PRACTICE PAIN AND SYMPTOMS

Casey and Jarrod discuss common pains and symptoms a dental practice may be experiencing. It's not enough to fix it, you need to understand what's causing the pain.

 

Episode 84: Accounting Alphabet Soup

Steve Levy, a CPA with Four Quadrants, joins Casey and Jarrod to update our listeners on the current news and status of PPP, HHS, ERC, and EIDL.

 

Episode 83: WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH EBITDA?

What is EBITDA? And why are people talking about it? Casey and Jarrod break it down and explain how it's important but not the most important thing to keep track of in your practice.

 

Episode 82: 3 MOST COMMON STRESSORS FOR A PRACTICE OWNER

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Toby Hampp and John Malone to discuss three of the most common things in a practice that lead to stress for a dentist.

 

Episode 81: ARE YOU LETTING MONEY SLIP THROUGH YOUR FINGERS?

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Toby Hampp, a Four Quadrants Representative, to discuss how dentists are so capable with their hands when it comes to the chair but still let money slip through their fingers.

 

Episode 80: THE STATE OF THINGS

Casey and Jarrod sit down and discuss the current state of the world of dentistry in how that applies to state meetings, associations, and conventions.

 

Episode 79: SETTING YOUR OWN SALARY

Casey and Jarrod welcome Colt Smith, Senior Tax Accountant at Four Quadrants, to discuss what you should consider when trying to set your own salary as a practice-owning dentist.

 

Episode 78: BREAKING THE INSURANCE CYCLE

COO Brogan Baxter joins Casey and Jarrod to discuss fee-for-service and breaking the insurance cycle and how that can greatly impact your practice and financial well-being.

 

Episode 77: FIRING A PATIENT

Have you ever had a patient that you feel yourself dreading when you see them on the schedule? More patients mean more money but sometimes a particular patient isn't worth your time and effort. Casey and Jarrod are joined by Toby Hampp, a National Sales Rep for Four Quadrants, to discuss when and how to fire a patient.

 

Episode 76: DO'S. DON'TS. PRACTICE TRANSITIONS.

Buying and selling a dental practice is a lot of work and can be stressful. Casey and Jarrod discuss some of the dos and don'ts of practice transitions.

 

Episode 75: PRACTICE? WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE?

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Certified Financial Planner Stacy Phillips to discuss the hierarchy of needs and how everything starts with the practice, especially practice cash flow and bank accounts.

 

Episode 74: WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO GROW?

Seems like every practice owner wants to grow. But have they really sat down and asked themselves why? Casey and Jarrod dig into the psychology of why people want to grow.

 

Episode 73: CHICKEN SH*T ADVICE

How many times have you asked for specific advice from your advisory team and received a wimpy, half-hearted answer in return that really didn’t answer your question? These chicken sh*t answers when you need it most can be frustrating and occurs to many dentists.

 

Episode 72: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT BIG THING

After a rough year, things look to finally be on track but that doesn't mean you should fall back into old habits. Casey and Jarrod discuss preparing for the next big thing.

 

Episode 71: THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT

Casey and Jarrod are joined by Stevy Levy, CPA at Four Quadrants, to discuss what exactly is the employee retention credit, its benefits, and how to get it.

 

Episode 70: THREE COMMON FRUSTRATIONS OF A PRACTICE OWNER

Having spoken to thousands of dentists and specialists, we have seen three common frustrations that affect practice owners. Casey and Jarrod break each one down.

 

Episode 69: FOUR DUMB THINGS SMART DENTISTS DO

Even the smartest people still make dumb mistakes. Casey and Jarrod talk about 4 common dumb things that dental practice owners do that are really hurting their income and retirement savings.

 

Episode 68: HOW YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL FEARS MAY BE HOLDING YOU BACK

Casey and Jarrod touch on the psychology of practice owners and how their own fears may be holding them back.

 

Episode 67: A LITTLE SPRING CLEANING NEVER HURT

Casey and Jarrod are more than ecstatic to see warmer temps finally starting to show up. In this episode, they discuss the first quarter of 2021 and what they hope to see in the near future.

 

Episode 66: TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT

Casey and Jarrod welcome Stacy Phillips, a Certified Financial Planner and Analyst at Four Quadrants, to discuss all things retirement and that no matter your age you should start thinking ahead.

 

Episode 65: TIPS AND TRICKS TO LOWERING OVERHEAD

Casey and Jarrod welcome Will Taylor, Financial Planner & Analyst, to discuss some common ways to reduce overhead in a dental practice.

 

Episode 64: Proactive CPAs VS Reactive CPAs

Steve Levy, a Four Quadrants CPA, joins Casey and Jarrod to discuss the role of a CPA in a practice and how a proactive CPA differs from a reactive CPA.

 

Episode 63: THE MULTI-PRACTICE MYTH

Founder, CEO, and President of Four Quadrants, Jason Smith, joins Casey and Jarrod, to discuss how some dental practice owners fall into the trap of thinking the only way to become rich and successful is to own multiple practices.

 

Episode 62: COVID AND YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE LEASE

Casey Hiers welcomes special guest Eric Pook, President of Cirrus Consulting Group, to discuss how COVID has changed the office leasing landscape.

 

Episode 61: POOR LEADERSHIP IS HURTING YOU AND YOUR PRACTICE

Brogan Baxter, 4Q's COO and Minority Owner, speaks with Casey and Jarrod about what traits make for a good leader and how poor leadership can hurt a dental practice.

 

Episode 60: LEVERAGING YOUR DENTAL SUPPLY REP TO BENEFIT YOUR PRACTICE

Casey and Jarrod invite 4Q's National Sales Representative John Malone to discuss ways to leverage your dental supply rep that can benefit your practice. John has over 10 years experience as a former sales rep for a dental supplier.

 

Episode 59: WHAT DOES THE BIG GAME HAVE TO DO WITH THE STOCK MARKET?

Casey and Jarrod along with Financial Planner and Analyst Will Taylor discuss the 2021 Big NFL Game and how the outcome can cause an effect on the stock market.

 

Episode 58: WHY ALL THE GAMESTOP TALK?

Casey and Jarrod invite Financial Planner & Analyst Will Taylor to help explain just what happened with the Reddit-fueled buying frenzy of GameStop stocks and what that means for the individual investors, the hedge funds, and the stock market in laymen’s terms.

 

Episode 57: LIFE IS STRESSFUL, ESPECIALLY NOW

Casey and Jarrod touch upon the stresses and struggles everyone faces, especially in this particular time. And how practice owning dentists or specialists feel it even more.

 

Episode 56: LET'S TALK MARKETING 

Casey Hiers, along with Jarrod Bridgeman, discuss do's, don'ts, and tips & tricks in the world of dental practice marketing.

 

Episode 55: KNOWING WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW ENOUGH 

Casey Hiers and Jarrod Bridgeman discuss with COO, Senior Analyst, and Minority Owner Brogan Baxter why it is important for practice owners to realize when it's time to reach out for help.

 

Episode 54: Looking Forward to 2021 

Casey Hiers and co-host Jarrod Bridgeman welcome COO, Senior Analyst, and Minority Owner Brogan Baxter to discuss what 2021 may bring to practice owners.

 

Episode 53: 2020 YEAR END WRAP UP 

Casey Hiers is joined by new co-host Jarrod Bridgeman to discuss the impact 2020 has had on not only their lives but society as well.

 

Episode 52: PPP FORGIVENESS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

CPA and Attorney Steve Levy speaks with Casey Hiers about the most current information on PPP forgiveness.

 

Episode 51: REAL ESTATE: HOW, WHEN, & IF YOU SHOULD INVEST 

Casey Hiers sits down with dental-specific Financial Planner and Analyst Stacy Phillips to discuss real estate investments and how, when, & if you should invest.

 

Episode 50: New IRS Retirement Limits: What you need to know 

Dental-specific Financial Planner and Analyst, Stacy Phillips joins Casey Hiers to discuss the changes to IRS contribution limits for retirement plans in 2021 and how it can affect you.

 

Episode 49: Buying vs Leasing: Which Way Should You Go? 

Dental-specific Financial Planner and Analyst, Will Taylor joins Casey Hiers to discuss buying or leasing an office and the pros and cons of each on your practice.

 

Episode 48: Hobby vs Business

Dental accounting experts Colt Smith and Steve Levy join the podcast to discuss the differences between a hobby that could potentially make money versus an actual business and what it can mean for your taxes.

 

Episode 47: When is it time to work with a practice management professional? Pt. 2

Casey Hiers welcomes special guest Larry Guzzardo back to continue discussing when it’s best to work with a practice consultant and when it’s best to work with an all-in-one financial partner like Four Quadrants.

 

Episode 46: When is it time to work with a practice management professional? Pt. 1

Casey Hiers welcomes special guest Larry Guzzardo to discuss when it’s best to work with a practice consultant and when it’s best to work with an all-in-one financial partner like Four Quadrants.

 

EPISODE 45: Free Money & Forgiveness Season

Steve Levy & Colt Smith join our podcast to give our listeners important details about a new round of HHS Provider Relief Funds available to dental providers as well as discuss the forgiveness process for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

 

Episode 44: When Life Throws You A Curve Ball

Casey Hiers welcomes special guest Dr. Salomons to discuss how his life and practice changed drastically after one partner retired and the other became unexpectedly disabled.

 

EPISODE 43: IMPLANTING IMPLANTS INTO YOUR PRACTICE

Casey Hiers welcomes special guest Dr. Leonard Ostrowski to discuss the pros and cons of adding dental implants to a practice.

 

EPISODE 42: DON'T GO CHASING WATERFALLS OR TAX WRITE-OFFS

Casey Hiers sits down with Colton Smith and Steve Levy of Four Quadrants Advisory to discuss if and when tax write-offs can actually benefit you and your practice.

 

EPISODE 41: PRIVATE PRACTICE VS CORPORATE DENTISTRY

Casey Hiers and Jason Ewers discuss the pros and cons of owning your own private practice versus working in a dental corporate structure.

 

EPISODE 40: LEARN TO ALLEVIATE THE STRESS OF TAX DAY

Casey Hiers and Jason Ewers discuss multiple strategies to help you make your taxes more predictable and, frankly, boring. Make your tax day less stressful with these helpful strategies and solutions.

 

EPISODE 39: A PRACTICE OWNER'S PATH & GROWTH THROUGH ACQUISITION

Casey Hiers welcomes special guest Dr. Ashly Cothern from Dallas, Texas to discuss not only Ashly's career path but how growing her practice by acquisition was the right fit for her.

 

EPISODE 38: IS MY TAX & ACCOUNTING TEAM HELPING OR HURTING ME?

Casey Hiers and Jason Ewers discuss having the proper tax and accounting team. Poor tax management can wreck a practice owner’s success and momentum. Learn which characteristics to look for to confirm whether or not your CPA is hitting the mark.

 

EPISODE 37: SHAREHOLDER BASIS AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR PRACTICE

Casey Hiers welcomes tax specialist Colt Smith to discuss all things basis. Shareholder basis is a tax/accounting term that many practice owners with partnerships or S-Corporations hear about but do not fully comprehend.

 

EPISODE 36: WHEN DOING IT YOURSELF COSTS MILLIONS

Casey Hiers & Jason Ewers discuss the negative financial implications of DIY’ing the business and financial side of a practice. Over the course of a practice owner’s career, the cost can likely be seven digits.

 

EPISODE 35: HOW AM I DOING FINANCIALLY COMPARED TO MY PEERS?

Casey Hiers & Jason Ewers pose the question to practice owners, “How am I doing financially compared to my peers?” Unfortunately, many dentists and specialists just don’t know. Could you be doing better? Are you maximizing the profitability of your practice? We discuss and share benchmarks to gauge yourself compared to your peers.

 

EPISODE 34: QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING AN ASSOCIATE

Casey Hiers & Jason Ewers share the four questions every practice owner needs to have answered prior to bringing on an associate.

 

EPISODE 33: THE GROWING PRACTICE REVENUE SERIES PART 2: CEREC

Dr. Amy Marchese & Casey cover the pros and cons of spending significant resources to add CEREC to a practice. The hidden questions and concerns are discussed using an honest lens so practice owners don’t end up with an expensive coat rack.

 

EPISODE 32: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN

Casey Hiers and Brogan Baxter of Four Quadrants Advisory discuss the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, better know as EIDL and share some do’s and don’ts that practice owners need to be aware of moving forward.

 

EPISODE 31: WHEN TO SEEK HELP

Founder and President of Four Quadrants Advisory Jason Smith joins Casey to discuss when a dentist or specialist should call us. Jason & Casey cover the financial implications of having a dental-specific external CFO and what the financial impact is on your financial freedom and retirement.

 

EPISODE 30: LEADING YOUR TEAM ON A PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

SVP and part owner of Lushin & Associates Brian Kavicky joins Casey to discuss conflict resolution in a dental office and how to select the right personnel.

 

EPISODE 29: TIPS FOR REOPENING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE

Casey Hiers is joined by Four Quadrants Advisory's COO Brogan Baxter to discuss reopening a dental practice in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.

 

EPISODE 28: HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO RETIRE?

Casey Hiers & Jason Ewers of Four Quadrants Advisory address dentists’ concerns about how much to save for retirement and what an exit strategy looks like.

 

EPISODE 27: THE GROWING PRACTICE REVENUE SERIES PART 1: BOTOX

Are facial esthetics a possible revenue stream for your practice? Listen to Dr. Amy Marckese, practice owner of DentalSpa Indianapolis, share how she sets herself apart by offering the application of both Botox and dermal fillers for a variety of cosmetic concerns.

 

EPISODE 26: WHEN THE SH*T HITS THE FAN

Casey Hiers and Jason Ewers of Four Quadrants Advisory discuss how to react when faced with adversity such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

EPISODE 25: WHAT DENTISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM

Four Quadrants Advisory’s top financial expert and COO, Brogan Baxter, and Steve Levy, J.D., the lead CPA, share with you the advice they're giving our clients about the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) being offered during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

EPISODE 24: WHY DO DENTISTS UNDERACHIEVE FINANCIALLY?

Casey Hiers and Jason Ewers, the dental CE experts of Four Quadrants Advisory, share their insights on why many dentists and specialists underachieve financially.

 

EPISODE 23: THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF DENTAL TRANSITIONS

We discuss with Dr. Joe Richardson two real-life tales of dental practice transitions, one that went great and one that had its challenges.

 

EPISODE 22: SPECIAL NEEDS DENTISTRY

We discuss with veteran clients of Four Quadrants, Dr. Mike and Rebekah Glasmeier about how you can make your practice more profitable by taking care of an underserved population and feel great about doing it.

 

EPISODE 21: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CASE ACCEPTANCE

Dr. Paul Homoly is not only a case acceptance guru, but is also a world-class leader in dental education and has written several books including what many consider the bible of best practices for case acceptance, "Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes.”

 

EPISODE 20: DENTAL OFFICE LEASING TIPS FROM A NEGOTIATING NINJA

To help us talk about lease negotiations, we have a Senior Consultant from Cirrus Consulting Group, Jas Banga and who will share horror stories from tenants who decided to do it on their own. Before working directly for dentists and doctors, Jas spent years negotiating for a large commercial medical real estate group.

 

EPISODE 19: DENTAL EMBEZZLEMENT

We sit down with embezzlement investigation expert David Harris. How prevalent is embezzlement in dental practices and what can you do about it?

 

EPISODE 18: HOW THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF '17 AFFECTS DENTISTS

We speak with two of Four Quadrants Advisory's top accountants, Ryan McLaughlin and Colt Smith, to discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and how it affects dentists. The topic matter may be one that most folks find a little scary or tough to understand, so we keep it high level and very non-accountant friendly.

 

EPISODE 17: DENTAL INSURANCE BILLING TIPS

We have dental billing specialist Dr. James Anderson who has built nine dental practices from scratch. While building his empire, he identified a need in the marketplace and created one of the largest dental billing companies in the nation.

 

EPISODE 16: BEST DENTAL HR PRACTICES

To help us talk about human resources best practices, we speak with special guest Adrienne Twigg with Bent Ericksen. Adrienne has over 20 years of experience in the dental HR world and shares many insights and tips for you to add to your HR arsenal. 

 

EPISODE 15: LOOKING BACK AT A LONG CAREER

We speak with Dave Butler, a super talented oral surgeon hailing from Madison, Indiana where he has practiced for over 30 years.  Dave is an Indiana University graduate, plays in three bands, and every year he scouts out the best blues players' for Madison Indiana's yearly Ribberfestival.

 

EPISODE 14: WHY DENTAL SPECIFIC?

We talk to one of the most successful oral surgeons in Indiana, Dr. Larry Falender, about why he prefers to work with dental-specific financial planners, why he became an oral surgeon, and he gives excellent advice for a younger dentist.

 

EPISODE 13: GROWTH THROUGH ACQUISITION

We talk to Berrien Dental's partners Drs. Todd Christy and Eric Balsis about how they've had excellent growth results via acquisitions, how marketing plays into their overall growth strategy, and what it takes to make a strong long-lasting partnership. 

 

EPISODE 12: ALL THINGS YANKEE DENTAL CONGRESS

We talk to Yankee Dental Congress General Chair Dr. Traci Portnoff. If you are going to this year's convention in Boston, or are considering going, this is a must listen.

 

EPISODE 11: IS CAD/CAM WORTH THE MONEY?

Jason and Brogan discuss when buying a CAD/CAM machine makes sense and when it doesn't.

 

EPISODE 10: 3 AWESOME END OF THE YEAR TAX TIPS FOR DENTISTS

Believe it or not, tax season is right around the corner. This week we talk to Four Quadrants’ top CPA to discover what you should be doing now for next year's tax season. Highly recommended for all dentists and specialists.

 

EPISODE 9: MARKETING ISN'T THE ONLY WAY TO GAIN NEW PATIENTS

Jason and Brogan have come up with a new way to think about marketing dollars spent versus acquiring a practice. If you need new patients coming through the door and are spending too much on marketing, then this idea might be for you.

 

Episode 8: The 3 Most Effective Digital Marketing Tactics for Your Dental Practice

This podcast is part three of a three-part series to help you get your website looking great. We have "web guru" Michael Reynolds, Spin Web Marketing, on to discuss easy to use techniques and tips. 

 

Episode 7: Website Options and How to Use It to Grow Your Dental Practice

This podcast is part two of a three-part series to help you get your website looking great. We have "web guru" Michael Reynolds, Spin Web Marketing, on to discuss easy to use techniques and tips. 

 

EPISODE 6: HOW IMPORTANT IS A GREAT WEBSITE FOR YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE?

This podcast is part one of a three-part series to help you get your website looking great. How is your dental practice website looking? Could it use a new coat of paint? Do you have a website for your dental practice?

 

EPISODE 5: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN DENTISTS (AAWD)

Our special guest this week is Dr. Karyl Patten, President of the American Association of Women Dentists.

 

Episode 4: Building vs. Leasing Your Dental Office

Jason and Brogan discuss the pros and cons of building vs. leasing your dental office.

 

Episode 3: Is Overhead Killing Your Dental Practice?

Jason and Brogan share thoughts on overhead and dentistry. Is your overhead too high?

 

EPISODE 2: HOW INSURANCE IS WRECKING DENTISTRY

Jason and Brogan share thoughts on insurance and dentistry. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Is there a way out?

 

EPISODE 1: INTRODUCTION

An introduction to the Millionaire Dentist Podcast and the team at Four Quadrants Advisory with Jason Smith.

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