The Orthopreneurs Podcast

The podcast launched in December 2018 and brings fresh perspectives from outside (and inside) the Orthodontic world with a focus on business, HR, marketing, management, and more.

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Building, buying, or expanding a dental or orthodontic practice is exciting but often requires financing. In this episode, I chat with Bert Smith, Senior VP of Healthcare Financing at Live Oak Bank, about orthodontic practice financing. Bert explains how specialized banks cater to dental professionals, the benefits of SBA loans, and the advantages of owning your practice’s real estate. Learn why traditional banks may not fit and how smaller banks’ personalized approaches can help. Tune in for essential financial advice for your practice!

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Many orthodontists struggle financially despite years of practice, often due to neglecting the business side. In this episode, we highlight the importance of investing in professional development. Discover how leadership courses, meetings, and practice visits can transform your practice into a profitable and fulfilling venture. Tune in to learn how to achieve true success in orthodontics!

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Many orthodontists see professional development as an expense, missing opportunities for growth. In this 5-minute episode, learn how viewing it as an investment can transform your practice. Discover how investing in your knowledge, skills, and network leads to future returns. Tune in now to shift your mindset and foster growth.

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Join us as Randy Pulitzer from Swag Headquarters shares how to elevate orthodontic promotional products. Say goodbye to boring toothbrushes and tote bags! Learn how themed swag boxes and high-quality, customizable items can boost patient experience and brand loyalty without breaking the bank. Tune in for Randy’s expert tips and catch him at the OP Summit at Sea 2024 for more insights.

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Building a successful orthodontic practice takes dedication and financial savvy. True wealth comes from understanding the time value of money. Early investments grow exponentially, and the OSO model offers significant upfront earnings, unlike solo practice. Discover how investing a lump sum early can transform your financial future in this 5-minute episode!

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Orthodontic practice owners should recognize hidden burdens on their team, like feeling overwhelmed by remote monitoring. Open conversations about reducing such tasks can boost productivity and reveal employees’ interest in different roles that benefit the practice. Tune in to learn more!

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Learn from Dr. Maz Moshiri, an orthodontic expert, about his journey, splint therapy, and the declining focus on occlusion education. Emphasizing mentorship’s value, Dr. Moshiri highlights the need for hands-on learning and prioritizing occlusion knowledge to prevent patient complications. Tune in for insights from this orthodontic leader.

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In this episode, we explore Orthodontic Support Organizations (OSOs), addressing the misconceptions that label them as risky or Ponzi-like. We clarify how economic shifts have influenced OSO dynamics and discuss how well-managed OSOs can be profitable through strategic acquisitions, effective marketing, and controlled overhead. Learn about the essential services OSOs provide to orthodontic practices, helping to streamline operations and promote growth. Tune in for a concise breakdown to better understand OSOs and make informed decisions about potential partnerships.

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