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T-Bone Speaks Dentistry


Welcome to the T-Bone Speaks Show.  In the show I give an entertaining, yet serious look into the mindset and skills needed to build a thriving dental business that will stand the test of time.

Each week I will directly speak to your current challenges, interview other dental professionals sharing their journey, offer a glimpse into my dental life, and/or just rant about whatever comes to my mind.

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T-Bone Speaks Dentistry

How to Reach Financial Freedom with Chuck McKee
In this podcast episode, I meet with a close friend of mine, Chuck McKee, to discuss something that dentists are[...]
How to Save Time Training New Employees with Kevin & Missy Fryer
On this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks I talk with husband and wife power-duo, Dr. Kevin W. Fryer and Missy[...]
Radiology & The Value of 3D Imagery with Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber
I’m thrilled to welcome my special guest, Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber, onto the show to talk all about dental radiology and[...]
Why You Should Never Take Your Hygienist For Granted with Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach
Welcome back to another highly anticipated episode of T-Bone Speaks. In this episode, I interview Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach from Rocky[...]
Advice for Young Dentists with Dr. Dhaval Patel
Welcome back to another exciting episode of T-Bone Speaks. For this episode, I invited my good friend and CEREC expert,[...]
How to Negotiate Insurance Fees with Sandi Hudson from Unlock The PPO
Join me on this week's episode of T-Bone Speaks for my discussion with Sandi Hudson from “Unlock the PPO” about[...]
How In-House Payment Plans Can Change your Practice with David Stern
I’m delighted to welcome Dr. David Stern from Jarrettsville Family Dentalonto the show to discuss his interest in in-house payment[...]
How To Create A Game Plan For Your Goals With Dr. Shaun Mirabal
On this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Shaun Mirabal about his aspirations to be a practice owner and how[...]
Tearing down DSO Stigmas with Dr. Craig Lambourne
I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Craig Lambourne from Granbury Dental Center onto the podcast. Dr. Lambourne graduated from the University[...]
Using Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Underlying Orthodontic Issues with Dr. Holly Baller
Join me in this episode of the T-Bone Speaks podcast where I speak with Dr. Holly Baller from Denver, Colorado.[...]
Building your Practice around YOU with Dr. Heath Brantley – Part Two
In this podcast episode, I continue my discussion with Dr. Heath Brantley from “Wendall Family Dentistry.” ​ If you haven’t[...]
The Importance of Connecting With Patients and Giving Them Hope with Dr. Heath Brantley
I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Heath Brantley to the show for an interesting discussion about what it really means to[...]
Overcoming The Hardships Of Being An Overseas Graduate With Dr. Ashish N. Kakadia
Join me on the latest episode of T-Bone Speaks where I talk with Dr. Ashish N. Kakadia about the struggles[...]
Crowning Team Champions & Marketing Sleep Apnea with Dr. Kristina Palmer
On this week’s podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Kristina Palmer Kristina grew up in Michigan and later moved to[...]
Bringing Your Practice Out of The Stone Age and Introducing Invisalign with Dr. Suneet Bath
On this week’s episode, I speak with Dr. Suneet Bath. Dr. Suneet Bath grew up in a small town in[...]
How To Expedite The Growth Of A New Practice With Dr Kyle McKinney
In this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks, I sit down with Dr. Kyle McKinney from Hickory, North Carolina. Dr. Kyle[...]
How Oral Conscious Sedation Can Grow Your Practice With Dr. Brian McGue
In this week’s podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Brian McGue about how oral sedation dentistry can grow your practice.[...]
How Virtual Consultations Save Time & Break Down Barriers with Dr. Brian Harris
On this week’s episode I speak with Dr. Brian Harris. Brian is a Cosmetic Dentist in Phoenix, AZ known for[...]
Starting in Practice: The Millennial Perspective
In this week’s episode of T-Bone Speaks I meet with Dr Zach Meyer from Clarksville, Tennessee. Zach graduated in 2016[...]
Is Medical Billing Right For Your Practice?
Do you have questions about medical billing? Are you unsure whether medical billing is right for your practice? I get[...]
Two Hats Every Dentist Must Wear
There are two hats that every dentist has to wear. Hat number 1 is the dentist as an employee. Hat[...]
3 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice and Increase Revenue
Are you looking to grow your dental practice while finally eliminating worries about time and money? While the concept of[...]
T-Bone’s Journey toward Holistic Health with the Dental Hacks
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say, without a doubt that you embrace a lifestyle of holistic health? What[...]
Incremental Change That Works! T-Bone’s Weight Loss Journey and More with the Dental Hacks
While big eye-popping change is sexy, the slow process of incremental change takes time and patience to see results. T-Bone[...]
Risk-Taking: T-Bone’s Story with the Dental Hacks
T-Bone’s father was a dentist in India, but took the risk and came to America when Tarun was two years[...]
Embracing Dental Technology, with Dr. Baron Grutter
T-Bone winds up his series on Millennial dentists with today’s interview of Dr. Baron Grutter from Kansas City, Missouri. Dr.[...]
Successful Implant Dentistry, Dr. Peyman Raissi
Implant dentistry was not Dr. Peyman Raissi’s original plan. He wanted to be a general dentist and assumed he would work in[...]
Transforming an Outdated Dental Practice, Dr. Nathan Jergensen
Dr. Nathan Jergensen is a dentist in Hemet, California, a town of 80,000. He purchased and merged two dental practices[...]
Young Dentists in a Changing Dental Marketplace, Dr. David Scardella
The T-Bone Speaks podcast series on Millennial dentists continues with today’s interview of Dr. David Scardella. T-Bone’s purpose for this[...]
Debt Tolerance and Building a Sustainable Dental Practice, Dr. Sully Sullivan
What does it take to build a sustainable dental practice? How much debt do you need to take on in[...]
Investment Ideas for Dentists, Dr. Wade Pilling
Dr. Wade Pilling is a dentist and entrepreneur in Boise, Idaho. He likes running multiple businesses and has done well[...]
Owning Multiple Dental Practices, Dr. John Pasicznyk
After walking away from purchasing a practice that wasn’t a good fit, John Pasicznyk worked as an associate for two[...]
The Empowered Dental Associate, Dr. Abbey Morales
For Dr. Abbey Morales, working as a dental associate has been a wonderful opportunity for mentorship. On today’s episode, Dr.[...]
Managing Dental Office Transitions, Dr. Cynthia Graves
Dr. Cynthia Graves has been through many transitions in her life, including all of the office transitions that come with[...]
Dental Sleep Medicine and Modern Dental Practice, Dr. Dana Blalock
Dr. Dana Blalock has been practicing dentistry for 32 years, first in the Navy, then in a partnership, and finally[...]
Embracing Contemporary Dentistry, Dee Dee Meevasin
Dr. Dee Dee Meevasin is a dentist with her own practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her contemporary style and approach[...]
Female Dentist Extraordinaire, Dr. Mona Patel
In this episode, T-bone begins a series of interviews with outstanding female dentists. He's doing so because he feels there’s[...]
How to Include Implantology in Your Dental Practice, Justin Moody
Do you want to keep your practice up-to-date and competitive in today’s market? Adding implantology to your dental practice is[...]
The Changing World of Dentistry: Sound Advice for Today’s Dentist, Flashback Episode – T-Bone on The Passionate Dentist Podcast
It’s not your grandpa’s dental practice. The world of dentistry has changed and continues to change. In today’s episode, T-Bone[...]
How Dental Technology Can Help You Thrive in an Insurance Environment, Flashback Episode – T-Bone on The Thriving Dentist Podcast
In today’s insurance-driven environment, it is easy to start thinking that insurance is the enemy that will keep you from[...]
Converting Your Dental Practice Into a Dental Business, Flashback episode: T-Bone on The Dental Guys Podcast
As The Dental Guys said, “This episode will challenge many of the things you take for granted about your dental[...]
Transitioning to Advanced Dental Technology, Q & A with Tarun Agarwal on the Dentalpreneur Podcast
What is your motivation for implementing advanced dental technology into your practice? How much money is enough? Is there something[...]
Building a State-of-the-Art Dental Practice, Dr. David Juliani
Dr. David Juliani has built a two million dollar, state-of-the-art dental practice in Rochester, Michigan. In this episode, Dr. Juliani[...]
Starting out by Buying a Dental Practice, Dr. Max Johnson
When Dr. Max Johnson was ready for his own practice, he decided to buy a dental practice instead of starting[...]
Strategic Planning for Your Dental Practice, Dr. Mitesh Dhulab
Do you need to do some strategic planning so that you can move forward with implementing the changes that will[...]
Reflections On The Sirona World Conference – Dr. Michael DiTolla
Dr. Michael DiTolla is the director of clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona. In this episode, Dr. DiTolla talks with T-Bone[...]
Keys to Implementing Change in Your Dental Practice – Dr. Matthew Snipes, Laura Kogan, and Cassee Birtcher
How many times have you gone to a great conference and gotten fired up about something new, only to come[...]
Never stop learning in your dental practice – Gene Messenger
Dr. Gene Messenger, in rural Massachusetts, has been growing his dental practice for 25 years. One thing that has kept[...]
A Conversation about Dental Podcasts (and other things) – Alan Mead
Alan Mead got T-Bone into podcasting. In this episode, they have a conversation about dental podcasts and connecting with other[...]
Achieve balance in your dental practice – Dr. John Yu
Are you feeling the chaos that comes with a growing dental practice? As you add patients, services, and staff, it[...]
Growing a dental practice in a rural small community – Dr. Bryant Birch
Are you living under the illusion that advanced dentistry is just a big-city thing? That your success is limited because[...]
Meena Barsoum has built a thriving and growing dental practice in just six years. In this episode, he and T-bone[...]
Patient Retention, Team Building, and Producing the Same In Less Time, with Dr. Jennifer Matthews
Every medical practice needs to focus on the issue of patient retention. It’s the bread and butter of the entire[...]
Dental Excellence in Any Practice, Treating Sleep Apnea, and Bold Goals, with Dr. Eric Ballou
Dental excellence is something every dentist will SAY is a goal, but too many have no idea what it really[...]
ENCORE – TBone Speaks on using In Office Payment Plans and the Financial Menu
This episode is a replay of my interview on the DentalHacks podcast.  We focus on discussion of the use of[...]
T-Bone Speaks – Stop Doing Fillings and Crowns
This episode is a replay of my interview on the DentalHacks podcast.  We talk about quite a few different things,[...]
ENCORE Episode – Medical Billing in the Dental Practice with Mr. Hootan Shahidi
This ENCORE (replay) podcast Chuck and I discuss medical billing in the dental practice with Mr. Hootan Shahidi. We cover[...]
ENCORE Episode – TBone interview by Dr. Mark Costes on the DentalPrenuer PodCast
This ENCORE (replay) podcast is my guest spot on the DentalPrenuer podcast with Dr. Mark Costes. In this interveiw Mark[...]
ENCORE Episode – TBone Speaks on Practice Growth Strategies
This is an encore (replay) podcast interview with Gary Takacs I did back in January 2016 about practice growth strategies.[...]
Season 2 Episode 2: A Conversation with a Millennial – Dr Jennifer Lopez Part 2
Here's the second part of our two-part interview with Dr. Jennifer Lopez. And if you haven't listened to the first[...]
Season 2 Episode 1: A Conversation with a Millennial – Dr Jennifer Lopez Part 1
It's a brand new season for TBone Speaks and we're so excited to get on with the new sets of[...]
Season 1 Episode 25: Going Back to Hygiene
In our previous discussions, we've seen the role of the front desk or customer service and how they impact our[...]
Season 1 Episode 24: How to Turn Your Front Office Team into Customer Service Rockstars
Whether you agree or disagree, your front office team can make or break your dental practice if you neglect the[...]
Season 1 Episode 23: A Conversation with Dr Rich Rosenblatt
There are many ways you can start or even grow your practice, but they all come with its own set[...]
Season 1 Episode 22: A Conversation with Marc Ingram on The Five Types of Insurance – Part 2
Here is the continuation of our discussion on the five types of insurance. If you have not listened to the[...]
Season 1 Episode 21: A Conversation with Marc Ingram on The Five Types of Insurance – Part 1
Insurance is probably a topic that will bore many of you out there, but if you've been through what I've personally experienced,[...]
Season 1 Episode 20: A Conversation on Five Things You Should Know About Having An Associate
I have never seen a dental practice grow with a one man band. It's just not possible. It's suicide. So[...]
Season 1 Episode 19: Conversation with Don Bell from Ivoclar Vivadent
The dental industry would not be where it is now without the different manufacturer's who are hard at work to[...]
Season 1 Episode 18: How to Charge a Premium Rate Your Patients Won’t Refuse
In today's episode, I've invited Dr. Neal Patel to join me in this wonderful conversation. Dr. Patel is not your[...]
Season 1 Episode 17: Seven Things To Enhance In Your Office for a Positive Patient Experience
There is nothing more important in your dental practice than your patient's experience. Your one hour appointment can be the[...]
Season 1 Episode 16 – A Conversation on Tongue Ties and How to Incorporate it in Your Practice
For the past couple of episodes we've focused our discussion on sleep apnea and CEREC, so today we're taking a[...]
Season 1 Episode 15 – The Seven Step System Every Dental Practice Must Know
Today's episode of TBoneSpeaks we're going deep on systems. Why? Because a system is really what defines your business. No[...]
Season 1 Episode 14 – Essential Things You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea
We've been discussing sleep apnea on this podcast for quite a while now, but in today's episode, we're going to[...]
Season 1 Episode 13 – Struggles in Practice and How to Overcome them – Conversation with Dr Ross Enfinger
Practicing dentistry and managing it as a business is not without challenges and struggles. The truth is, many dentists get[...]
Season 1 Episode 12 – A Conversation on Sleep Apnea and How to Deal with Trust issues in Your Team with Dr. Erin Elliott
  The challenge of building your practice in a small suburb may seem to be a big hurdle, but for[...]
Season 1 Episode 11 – Understanding DSO and How Preparation Sets You Apart as a Dentist
If you are looking for a fresh new source of inspiration, you're in for a great treat in today's episode[...]
Season 1 Episode 10 – How to Use Marketing Automation in Your Dental Practice
In today's episode of T-Bone Speaks, we are joined by Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver of GLDentistry.com. He is the man[...]
Season 1 Episode 9 – Maximizing CEREC Use for Advance Procedures
Today's episode of T-Bone Speaks, we are joined by one of our trainers, Dr Benjamin Nemec. Benjie as we fondly[...]
T-Bone Speaks – In Office Payment Plans on DentalHacks
This episode is a blast from the past.  Prior to having my own podcast I was interviewed on the DentalHacks[...]
Season 1 Episode 8 – Why Your Practice Needs Cone Beam Computed Tomography
On this episode of T-Bone Speaks, Chuck and I discuss a technology that happens to be an important part of[...]
Season 1 Episode 7 – Medical Billing – What You’re Missing if You’re Not Doing It
When it comes to medical billing, most dental practices simply aren't doing it and many avoid even thinking about it[...]
Season 1 Episode 6 – Dental Insurance – Should You Take It or Not?
Too often, in dentistry, we’re led to believe that we have to be independent and insurance-free. However, being independent and[...]
Season 1 Episode 5 – Integrating New Procedures into Your Practice
Welcome to another episode of T-Bone Speaks, a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspirational messages that will inspire you  to[...]
Season 1 Episode 4 – CEREC Education for Dental Assistants
In this episode of T-Bone Speaks we share thoughts on integrating your dental assistants into the workflow of CEREC in[...]
Season 1 Episode 3 – Practice & Personal Savings
Quite possibly one of the most important episodes you can listen to.  Whether you are in the beginning of your[...]
Season 1 Episode 2 – A Closer Look at T-Bone
TBone Speaks - Season 1 Episode 2 by Dr. Tarun Agarwal with co-host Chuck McKee.
Season 1 Episode 1- Introduction
TBone Speaks - Season 1 Episode 1 by Dr. Tarun Agarwal