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Welcome to Aligner Insider, the premier education destination for dental professionals. Tune in to stay in the know on all of the latest industry trends, new technologies, and marketing tips. Once you become an insider, you will have access to hundreds of Invisalign and marketing videos at your fingertips. If you want to become the number 1 dominant practice in your market, then this is the podcast for you.
 
This podcast is for those who want to move from just existing in a dental space to being involved in a DSO and pushing more out into the world. Now is the time for this evolution. Never limit your possibilities based on what you see others do. Form your own path and fill up space on that blank canvas that you’ve been handed.
 
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In this episode, Ken Kaufman hosts Robert Papenbrock, VP of Finance at Guardian Dentistry Partners. To help listeners better understand the debt markets, Robert discusses his experiences working in the past as a Credit Officer for different banks. He also details his jump into a DSO leadership role including how his day-to-day work life has changed…
 
In this episode, Ken Kaufman hosts Nick Korhonen, CFO of Corus Orthodontists. They discuss the history of Corus, a unique growing orthodontic partnership network that provides support and autonomy for orthodontic specialists. Nick shares the details of Corus’s growth trajectory to 40 practices, 50 doctors, and over 700 team members. Highlighting th…
 
In this episode, Emmet Scott hosts Dr. Tarek Aly and Dr. Dustin Roden-Johnson Co-Founders of OrthoDent Management LLC & Modern Smiles. They discuss the integration of specialties into dental organizations: the pros and cons, what to consider, and more. Dr. Aly and Dr. Roden-Johnson share the challenges, mistakes, and successes OrthoDent faced when …
 
In this episode, Emmet welcomes Sarah Sharfstein, Vice President, Category Development & Strategy at Aspen Dental. They discuss how to scale in multiple areas simultaneously — what’s needed to support both clinicians and at the practice level to be successful. Sarah gives an inside view into the strategies Aspen is using to scale. She and Emmet dig…
 
In our newest Podcast Episode #99, Insider Dean Steinman chats with Allison Lacoursiere, owner of Clear Coaching, about how you can become a Clear Aligner leader! Tune into this podcast to hear: - Why clear aligners should be implemented into your practice - What factors to look at when choosing the type of clear aligners - How to help your staff a…
 
In our newest Podcast Episode #98, Insiders Dean Steinman and Barry Glaser talk about different ways to get your practice to stand out against the competition. From old school ideas to embracing new technologies these are some great techniques to get your practice noticed! Some ideas for your practice: - In-Person Community Clubs for Networking - W…
 
In this episode host Ken Kaufman, CFO of Community Dental Partners is joined by dental fraud experts from Prospiderent, the world’s oldest and largest dental embezzlement investigation firm. He speaks with Prospiderent’s Founder and CEO David Harris; Supervising Fraud Examiner for the Orthodontic Industry Wendy Askins, BS, MBA, CFE; and Senior Frau…
 
In this episode, the roles are reversed and Emmet Scott is interviewed by Garrett Beedle, a student studying accounting and finance at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Garrett goes deep, covering Emmet’s entrepreneurial journey. They discuss the college experience, value of education, making an impact, technology and business, innovation, marketing,…
 
In this episode, Ken Kaufman hosts Hollie Williams, CFO, Rodeo Dental and Orthodontics. Previously Hollie was CFO of Choice Cancer Care for over 10 years and held several CFO roles prior to that. She has been a CPA since 1994 and was an Audit Professional at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, LLC for 6 years. Ken and Hollie discuss “all things” DSO audits i…
 
In Episode #96, Insider, Dean Steinman, is joined by a special guest, CEO & Founder of NexHealth, Al Uddin. Alamin Uddin is the CEO of NexHealth, the complete patient experience solution for small, medium, and large dental and orthodontic practices. Uddin was selected to appear in the 2018 edition of Forbes 30 Under 30, and has managed a team to gr…
 
Emmet hosts Danielle McKinley, Director of Partner Relations, PCIHIPPA, a leader and compliance and patient data protection with a focus on preventing catastrophic losses caused by regulatory non-compliance, data breaches, and human error. Emmet and Danielle discuss the dangers and contingencies around planning for ransomware, data breaches, prepar…
 
In this episode, Ken Kaufman hosts Ben Hernandez, Founding Partner at Skytale Group, which specializes in high-level financial management and M&A Consulting, primarily in the dental and med spa spaces. They discuss “all things” PPP loans: Round 1 forgiveness; Round 2 funds utilization and forgiveness; and how unforgiven PPP loans can complicate you…
 
Ken Kaufman hosts Justin Miller, VP of Employee Benefits, USCI Insurance Services, to discuss the key issues and items DSO leaders should consider when setting up their employee benefit plans. They touch on strategies for making benefit plans competitive in the employee marketplace. Justin shares what benefits offer the biggest ROI for employee rec…
 
In this episode, Emmet hosts Tarek Aly, COO, CFO, and Co-Owner, OrthoDent Management LLC; and Co-Owner, Modern Smiles LLC. They assess the pros and cons for a smaller/ emerging dental group to partner with a larger dental group to scale. Tarek discusses what to evaluate when approaching this decision, breaking the process down into 4 parts: 1. stra…
 
Prosperident team members David Harris, Wendy Askins, and Amber Weber are interviewed by Ken Kaufman of Community Dental Partners about the embezzlement issues that are specific to Dental Support Organizations. This podcast is an episode of the DSO Secrets podcast, which is shared through the DSO Secrets Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/g…
 
In Episode #95, Insiders, Dean Steinman and Dr. Barry Glaser, talk with Dr. Chris Cetta about orthodontic trends and his entrepreneur journey. In this podcast we cover: - The journey Dr. Chris Cetta took to get to where he is today - The goals and purpose of his personal podcast, The Illuminate Orthodontic Podcast - How he became an inventor of his…
 
In this episode, Ken Kaufman hosts Mike Montgomery, VP of Healthcare Middle Market Lending and Sponsor Finance, Live Oak Bank. They discuss raising debt financing including the dichotomy between debt and equity: when you're financing growth with debt, it means you get to keep your equity. Ken and Mike deliberate the limitations and restrictions of …
 
In this episode, Ken hosts Mike Yates, CFO, Spring Dental. With his strong financial, operational, and technological background, Mike has an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the financial and operational aspects of group dentistry. Ken taps his knowledge about how to make the best use of available financial resources. They also discuss t…
 
In Episode #94, Insider Dean Steinman talks about the insights to buying and selling your practice with Dr. Mike Karol, a Dental Practice Broker with US Dental Practices. In this podcast we cover: - Who the clientele is that is looking to buy a practice - What's the top reason Orthodontists and Dentists are selling their practice - How they assess …
 
Kevin Kaufman hosts Mike White, Healthcare Principal with CliftonLarsonAllen to discuss DSO financial/accounting trends, advice for emerging groups, and how much your dental organization should be paying for accounting. Plus they go deep into numbers and financials including how to optimize costs, P&Ls, budgeting, forecasting, the CFO role, and mor…
 
In Episode #93, Insider Dean Steinman talks about dealing with dental embezzlement with David Harris, CEO of Prosperident. In this podcast we cover: - How to spot embezzlement in your practice - How often financial fraud occurs within the dental community - How to protect your practice from future embezzlement issues - and more!…
 
In our newest Aligner Insider Podcast, Episode #92, the Insiders, Dean Steinman and Dr. Barry Glaser, host Corinne Devin, Orthodontist, US Navy Commander, Speaker, and International Ms. 2020. In this podcast we cover: - The life of an Orthodontist in the Navy - Dr. Devin's story about how she became Ms. International 2020 - What it takes to be an e…
 
In this episode, Emmet hosts John Sheldon, CMO, Smile Direct Club. Together, they consider the possibilities and power of marketing in the DSO industry, discussing best practices and innovative strategies in both the group dentistry industry and beyond. John also highlights Smile Direct Club’s marketing strategy. Plus John and Emmet discuss the imp…
 
In our newest Aligner Insider Podcast, Episode #91, we host Amy Demas, Orthodontic Consultant and President of Communicate Excellence. In this podcast we cover: - How Amy got involved with consulting - What a practice needs to empower its employees - The struggle that practices are facing in finding the right staff - Overcoming the fear of change i…
 
Prosperident's David Harris was given the unique opportunity to interview one of dentistry's most prolific embezzlers. This woman has worked for, and stolen from, over a dozen practices. With a desire to "set the record straight" she contacted Prosperident and asked to tell her side of the story. We will leave you to form your own impressions, but …
 
In this episode host Ken Kaufman, CFO of Community Dental Partners is joined by dental fraud expert David Harris, to discuss fraud vulnerabilities within the DSO industry. They dive into why DSOs have unique and different fraud vulnerabilities. David Harris is the author of “Dental Embezzlement Expert” and founder and CEO of the world’s oldest and …
 
In this episode, Ken Kaufman, CFO of Community Dental Partners guest hosts and welcomes Nathan Chitty, CFO and Director of Business Development at Operation in Dental HQ in Orlando, FL. Ken and Nathan discuss all things unique about finance in dental organizations. Ken taps Nathan’s expertise with raising debt and equity and they discuss the pros a…
 
In our newest Aligner Insider Podcast, Episode #90, we host Simon Beylin, Dentist & CEO of Beylin Builders, a Premier Dental Office Construction, Design & Consulting Firm. In this episode, we cover: How should a practice adapt its office design NOW for a post-pandemic world? What are the best ways to market new office updates and improvements? What…
 
In this podcast, Emmet discusses the 4 location growth categories of DSOs that he’s seeing in the group dentistry marketplace: #1 Innovators, #2 Consolidators, #3 Turnaround Masters, #4 Franchisers. He discusses the differences in their paths for location growth, solicits comments, and asks for listeners to chime on the DSO Secrets Facebook page: W…
 
In this Aligner Insider Podcast, Episode #89, The Insider's Dr. Barry Glaser and Dean Steinman talk again with Matt Rej from Merchant Cost Consulting about how to save money without having to switch providers. If you're still not contacting Matt about your merchant fees today, you're missing out on saving hundreds of dollars!…
 
In this episode, Emmet hosts Sabina Hitchen, PR Strategist, Founder of Press for Success; and Jessica Abo, Media Trainer, and Journalist; to discuss the need for marketing expertise in dentistry. They discuss how competition for patients isn’t just from other dental practices but from anything else that is grabbing patients’ mind space — multiple p…
 
In this episode, Emmet hosts Steve Bilt, CEO of Smile Brands Inc. They discuss the leadership journey. Using different metaphors, Steve and Emmet discuss the self-awareness and humility needed for leadership. A “lightning bolt” is one metaphor Steve uses to describe the roller coaster of leading a large DSO: giving the example of COVID, he notes ho…
 
During your career, someone is likely to defraud you. Here’s how to prevent it from happening. Host Ryan Isaac takes the mic on this Dentist Money™ podcast. His guest is David Harris, founder of Prosperident, a forensic investigation firm that specializes in investigating, and protecting dentists from, embezzlement. If you think embezzlement won’t …
 
Prosperident's Wendy Askins, Amber Weber, and David Harris provide in-depth answers to some advance and live questions concerning embezzlement submitted by audience members. If you do have concerns about your practice, or want to protect yourself against embezzlement, please reach us through our website, www.dentalembezzlement.com or call us at 888…
 
Join your Prosperident hosts Amber Weber, Wendy Askins, and David Harris along with special guest Dr. Wayne Kerr as they discuss how to address the financial and managerial challenges associated with practice ownership. If you do have concerns about your practice, or want to protect yourself against embezzlement, please reach us through our website…
 
In this Aligner Insider Podcast, Episode #88, The Insider's Dr. Barry Glaser and Dean Steinman talk with Movemints CEO, Dave Pechersky. Movemints are mints specifically created to be consumed while a patient is wearing clear aligners with a sugar-free satin finish that leaves no sticky residue. They discuss how Movemints were created, how they're c…
 
In this episode, Emmet hosts Alamin Uddin, CEO & Founder of NexHealth to discuss the sometimes elusive “patient experience”. They discuss companies like Amazon and Uber, how they have made the consumer experience frictionless and easy, and how health care must head that direction. They remind listeners that keeping technology, convenience, and ease…
 
In this Aligner Insider Podcast, Episode #87, The Insider's Dr. Barry Glaser and Dean Steinman talk with Steve Kivel the CEO of Grand Central Watch. They discuss the history of Grand Central Watch, how watches have changed through the years, and how to keep your watch increasing in value!By Presentation Multimedia
 
Stuart Oberman joins Patrick O’Rourke and Josh Roland on “Dental Business Radio” to discuss dental practice valuations, the importance of knowing your numbers, and much more. Tune in! https://obermanlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/dentalbusinessradiorolandobermanfinal.mp3 The post Josh Roland, OneDigital, and Stuart Oberman, Oberman Law Firm on …
 
Listen to Prosperident's David Harris, Amber Weber and Wendy Askins discuss the important steps to take if you suspect embezzlement in your practice. If you do have concerns about your practice, or want to protect yourself against embezzlement, please reach us through our website, www.dentalembezzlement.com or call us at 888-398-2327.…
 
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