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Obtain powerful, evidence-based advice from the authors and experts who have published their life's work in best-selling books. Listeners will explore marketing, management and leadership best practices with Dustin Burleson, DDS, MBA and guest thought leaders, CEOs and sought after entrepreneurs.

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Linda Ginzel, PhD

Ask the Experts

Dustin talks with Dr. Linda Ginzel about her latest book, Choosing Leadership: Revised and Expanded: How to Create a Better Future by Building Your Courage, Capacity, and Wisdom.

You'll discover why leadership is a choice and how to put the responsibility for personal growth and professional development in your own hands. Professor Ginzel explains the difference between choosing to manage and when to lead.

Jake Gulick

Ask the Experts

In this episode, you’ll learn from Jake Gulick at Greyfinch Orthodontic Practice Management Software. Jake started his 15 year career in the dental space at TeleVox Software. After leaving TeleVox, Jake was one of the first employees at Cloud9 Ortho and led the sales team for four years. Jake decided to head in a different direction and helped create Greyfinch Orthodontic Practice Management Software.

Peak Performance

Ask the Experts

In this episode, Dustin talks with Travis Frederickson and Dr. Logan Frederickson about peak performance for healthcare providers. You'll learn about Travis’ experience as an athletic trainer and professional coach to healthcare providers. We also welcome Dr. Logan Frederickson to the program. Dr. Logan shares his experience as a physician, helping patients understand the mental, physical and spiritual aspects to peak performance.

Brooke Oliphant

Ask the Experts

In this episode, you’ll learn from Brooke Oliphant at Straight-Up Sales Orthodontic Coaching. You'll see why most orthodontic practices have ups and downs in production and conversion and what to do about it.

Brooke shares a neat strategy called “ask for no,” why 10-15% of follow-up efforts are wasted on the wrong prospects at the wrong time and what listeners can do right now to put their treatment coordinators in a more successful environment.

Mouthguard Club

Ask the Experts

In this episode, you’ll learn from Dr. Blair Feldman and Craig Weiss at Mouthguard Club about 3D custom mouthguards.

You'll learn about mouthguard events, marketing, partnerships with the NFL and their player camps, plus an exciting opportunity to acquire new patients. See and learn from other orthodontists who have successfully organized athletic mouthguard events in their communities and get exclusive access to a done-for-you mouthguard event toolkit.

Smile Stream Solutions

Ask the Experts

In this episode, Dustin talks with Tom Macari and Scott McIntosh at Smile Stream Solutions about Genesis Orthodontics and Streamligners.

You'll learn about Tom and Scott’s 28+ years of experience inside the orthodontic industry. We talk about how the industry has changed and what it means to provide maximum value in partnership with orthodontists today.

Adam Witty

Ask the Experts

Dustin talks with Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage | ForbesBooks.

You'll discover Adam's recommendations for local television, paid sponsorship versus earned media and how to create stories that get noticed by local news outlets. Adam explains why print books are still very much alive and some rather startling statistics regarding spoken word audio and eBooks. He shares best practices for building trust and establishing authority.

Flagstaff Ventures

Ask the Experts

In this episode, Dustin talks with Craig Weiss and Steve Dymant at Flagstaff Ventures about alternative investments.

You'll learn about Craig’s experience as a patent attorney, CEO, inventor and venture capitalist. We also welcome Steve Dymant to the program. Steve shares his history as a COO and Venture Partner, having raised over $800 million across ventures, private investments and alternative assets.

Dr. David Phelps

Ask the Experts

In this episode, you'll discover if your investments are really producing meaningful cash flow and wealth. See why most dentists and orthodontists have no idea how to orchestrate capital and create cash flow. Financial planning for dentists is focused on accumulation. But freedom can be achieved with far less – if you know how to orchestrate cash flow. Dr. David Phelps explains how in this special episode of Ask the Experts.

Todd Nickerson

Ask the Experts

Dustin talks with Todd Nickerson at Rock Dental Brands.

You'll discover the latest industry trends in the orthodontic market. See how to sustain or achieve 10-12% annual growth quickly. Todd will answer your questions about EBITDA targets, current multiples and practice valuations. We discuss the importance of a partnership mindset and the best deal structure for your individual needs and practice goals. See why certain deal structures do and do not make sense for some doctors.

Allen Campbell

Ask the Experts

Allen Campbell is widely known as a leader in the sports nutrition world. Through his culinary acumen, various publications, speaking engagements, consulting, and highly publicized work with athletes, actors and entertainers, he has revolutionized traditional culinary artistry by maximizing health benefits and sustainable practices.

Allen’s culinary education began at the age of 14 in the Boston suburbs. After 20+ years in the hospitality industry, he earned his stripes, crafted his own culinary style, and sought out a deeper meaning of the traditional “chef” position.

Dr. Alyssa Emory-Carter

Ask the Experts

In this episode, Dustin talks with Dr. Alyssa Emory Carter about Spark Aligners, OrthoFi, Dental Monitoring, team delegation and more. Dr. Emory Carter is a popular lecturer and has been selected to participate in clinical and FDA trials for several innovative orthodontic products.

Dr. Emory Carter will share her experience with offering the Spark Aligner system for her patients from staging and appointment flow to patient preference and compliance. She shares how OrthoFi has helped her practice automate the billing and collections process so that she and her team can focus on patient care. This is a great interview from one of the leading lecturers and thought leaders in orthodontics, Dr. Alyssa Emory Carter.

Amy Demas

Ask the Experts

Amy is a communication training consultant specializing in orthodontic front-desk employees. Her goal is to save you time and money in marketing costs each year by helping your team win over each patient through exceptional customer service training.

Communication etiquette just isn't taught in schools, not even at home anymore. Our team members find themselves in "front of house" roles with little to no formal training. Let's make a change. Let's help our people feel confident and eloquent when handling telephone interactions.

Francesca Sipma

Ask the Experts

Francesca Sipma is a former New Yorker who spent her career in advertising and marketing for top global brands. After 10 years of chasing an insatiable lifestyle, she experienced a radical awakening and went on a quest to find higher purpose. She is now a certified breathwork coach and hypnotherapist based in San Diego, CA. helping others come into alignment with their highest selves and live more meaningful lives of purpose and impact.

Ted Kozel

Ask the Experts

Ted Kozel is the Director of Sales as Socius Marketing. In this episode, Ted and Dustin discsuss why it's critical that you make the change to the new Google Analytics platform before Google sunsets the old one and you lose all your data. Ted shares why a new website doesn't necessarily make anything better, just prettier and how to fix the fact that most new websites are still buried on page five. Finally, listeners will discover how most website metrics can be deceiving, what one unmovable priority must exist with your website, and how to quickly fix this issue dogging most dental and orthodontic practice websites.

Dr. Kyle Fagala

Ask the Experts

In this episode, Dustin speaks with Dr. Kyle Fagala, owner of Saddle Creek Orthodontics and co-founder of Neon Canvas about his creative background, how he curates what he reads and listens to, how to approach faith and business, whether or not we should have a job or a "calling" and how to say no to certain things when you know your time and energy are finite.

Dr. Fagala hosts The Digital Orthodontist Live and in a key opinion leader in the orthodontic profession. We hope you enjoy this fantastic episode of Ask the Expert with one of the most inspiring movers and shakers in our industry, Dr. Kyla Fagala.

Adam Witty

Ask the Experts

Dustin talks with Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage | ForbesBooks.

You'll learn about Adam's latest book, The Authority Advantage and why a lot of marketing doesn't work. Discover the difference between selling and connecting as a thought leader and helping your target audience make better choices and receive more value from your products and services.

Sean Barnard

Ask the Experts

Listen to Dustin Burleson speak with Sean Barnard about his new best-selling book, Intentional Retention. You'll discover best-practices for communicating with new hires, how to balance the challenge of recruiting externally and promoting from within, the exponential growth Sean has orchestrated and helped organize at Smiles Ahead and what he sees for the future of human resources in the dental and orthodontic spaces.

Craig Weiss

Ask the Experts

Join Dustin Burleson and Craig Weiss at Flagstaff Ventures to learn more about venture capital and this early-stage consumer venture fund headquartered in Arizona that embraces the power of visionary entrepreneurs and their drive to challenge the status quo.

Retainer Club 2.0

Ask the Experts

In this episode of Ask the Expert, you’ll learn about all the new features, functionality, revenue sharing opportunities, and more. Simple, profitable retainer programs for your practice.

Emily Miller

OffLimits

Emily Miller founded OffLimits in 2020 out of a life-long love for breakfast. After starting her college career in fashion design she became interested in cultural trend forecasting and the intersection of food and culture. In 2014 she founded and hosted the “Breakfast Club” series in countries around the world where fine dining chefs opened their restaurants to prepare a one-time-only breakfast and conversation with Emily. In 2019 she followed this passion, publishing her cookbook, Breakfast.

Dr. Kurt Hoffman

In-Hand Dental

In this episode, Dustin talks with Dr. Kurt Hoffman, Chief Medical Officer and one of the creators of In-Hand Dental,™ an app used to effectively deliver telehealth to orthodontists and their patients.

Dr. Jamie Reynolds

OrthoFi, Orthodontic Partners, Reynolds Orthodontics

Join Dustin and Dr. Reynolds for a discussion on his latest book, Level the Curve, how to use data to help make decisions in your practice, and so much more.

Amy Dirks

Sports Nutrition

In this episode Dustin speaks with Amy Dirks about sports nutrition, healthy eating habits for your family, meal prep and why simple changes can make a big impact on performance.

Dr. Simone Stori

Microdent

In this episode, Dustin speaks with Dr. Simone Stori about artificial intelligence in dentistry, marketing and customer service.

Dr. Marilyn Sandor

GoodCheckup™

Dustin talks with Dr. Marilyn Sandor, pediatric dentist and founder of GoodCheckup. You'll learn how to offer teledentistry benefits to your patients without the need to buy into a new office software package or invest in intraoral cameras to give to patients. See the latest application of teledentistry and how to foster a sense of trust and rapport with so many patients who can benefit from this technology.

Craig Weiss

Ask the Experts

Join Dustin Burleson and Craig Weiss for another discussion about Flagstaff Ventures. Learn about venture capital, early-stage consumer brands, and alternative assets.

Brooke Oliphant
Matt Quinn

Straight-Up Sales and In Hand Dental

Join Dustin, Brooke and Matt to discover the latest tips and trends in new patient conversion, customer service and tele-dentistry.

Amanda DeMoura

Essential Dental Services

Join Dustin Burleson and Amanda DeMoura, Founder of Essential Dental Services. Learn about revenue cycle management, including best-practices for patient billing and insurance.

Success Stories

If you choose to implement this and have the mindset to implement the changes, it works. It’s as simple as that. — Dr. Meenakahi Balakrishnan

It’s a lot of hard work but it's not a guessing game. It’s not an opinion, he’s using world leaders in marketing, and that is huge. — Dr. Paul Karl

Anyone who is a thinker and likes to adapt concepts to their own liking, you will not be short of any number of ideas. — Dr. Ryan Tamburrino

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