Listening to this podcast is a must for any dentist practicing in Arizona. Current Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners President Dr. Anthony Herro sits down with attorney Jeff Tonner of The Dental Advocate in an engaging, eye-opening discussion about navigating Board complaints, identifying potentially problematic patients, and most important, steps you can take to protect yourself and your practice in this sue-happy culture we live in. 

If you're an AzDA member dentist, your support allows us to bring programs like this to you. Thank you. If you're not an AzDA member dentist, we want you to have this information—it's valuable for all dentists. In return, would you consider supporting us through membership as well? Joining is easy, and we're asking you, visit AzDA.org or call 480.344.5777 to get started. 

Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_podcast_-_Dr_Herro_and_Jeff_Tonner_with_AzDA_PSA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50am MST

A no-nonsense, in-depth look at embezzlement in the dental office. How dentists can protect themselves from being a victim and what to do if they suspect something is amiss. AZ Dental CPA Chris Torregrossa (https://azdentalcpa.com) shares practical insights that will help you mitigate embezzlement risk (as well as offer some advice that's going to surprise you). 

Embezzlement can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone (no matter how much you trust your dental team). This podcast is definitely worth a listen. Host Jeremy Tuber, AzDA marcom director. 

Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_-_Embezzlement_Chris_Torregrossa.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm MST

In this podcast, AzDA Executive Director Dr. Regina Cobb and AzDA member dentist Dr. Anthony Dicello cover:

  • ERISA, what is it? Let’s clear up the mystery once and for all. What is it originally created for?
  • Who is it really benefiting?
  • How are insurance companies using it?

ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which was designed to set minimum standards for most voluntarily established retirement and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. It provides fiduciary responsibilities for those who manage and control plan assets, requires plans to establish a grievance and appeals process for participants to get benefits from their plans, and gives participants the right to sue for benefits and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_-_ERISA_-_Drs_Cobb_and_Dicello.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27am MST

88% of dentists say that referrals are their number one source of new patients. However, most dentists lack a system for attracting new patients through referrals.

In this podcast, guest Brandon Barnum, Chairman of Champion Dentists, touches on the art of asking for referrals, setting the stage, listening for referral triggers, and then making the ask. He also explores the role of incentives and gamification in encouraging the dental team to actively seek referrals.

The podcast then moves into offering insights into opportunities for dentists to increase profitability through partnerships, charging market rates, and optimizing unused scheduled time. For dentists looking for opportunities to make their practice more profitable, this podcast provides some good insights. 

Host Jeremy Tuber, AzDA marcom dir.

Direct download: Audo_Amalgam_podcast_-_Brandon_Barnum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56pm MST

In this latest Audio Amalgam podcast, three AzDA member dentists (two practice in an urban setting; one in a rural) discuss the challenges they face in hiring, training, and managing their dental staff. Their frank discussion covers finding the right employees, conducting performance reviews, and making the decision to let someone go. They also discuss the changing landscape of the dental workforce and the importance of creating a positive work environment. Host Dr. Eric Curtis, Dr. Brett Dameron, and Dr. Allison House share their personal experiences and strategies for managing their teams effectively. 

1. The challenges of hiring and retaining dental staff, including finding the right fit and dealing with employee turnover.
2. The importance of creating a positive work environment and maintaining a strong team dynamic.
3. Strategies for conducting performance reviews and providing ongoing feedback to employees.
4. The changing landscape of the dental workforce and the impact of factors such as the pandemic and evolving technology.
5. The need for continuous education and staying up to date with industry changes.

Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_workforce_and_staffing_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44am MST

The podcast episode features an interview with Dr. Kent Tuttle, a dentist who is passionate about charity work and making a positive impact. Dr. Tuttle discusses his background in dentistry, including his initial hesitation to pursue the profession and how witnessing humanitarian dentistry in Ecuador changed his perspective. He explains that he wants to inspire others to prioritize impact over money and emphasizes the benefits of doing charity work for dental practices and their staff. Dr. Tuttle also outlines his charity movement called "The Smile Movement," which focuses on providing comprehensive smile makeovers to those in need. He describes the screening process for potential patients and encourages other dentists to get involved by donating their time and skills. Dr. Tuttle shares his vision for the future, which includes expanding the charity nationwide and training other dentists. He also emphasizes the importance of dentists reflecting on their motivations and using their profession to give back.

Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_podcast_-_Dr_Kent_Tuttle_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08pm MST

Arizona dentists, you might be aware of an article that was recently published by a handful of students at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The article was picked up by a few local publications. Leadership at the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) and the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX) felt the article was inaccurate, unfair, and biased.

As a result, ASU Lead Editor Mr. Kenneth Foskett received a candid, stern email from AzDA Executive Director Dr. Regina Cobb—expressing the Association's disapproval of the student reporters' lack of transparency and professionalism. Within minutes of receiving this communication, Mr. Foster reached out to Dr. Cobb via phone. 
 
Because negative articles like this affect all dentists practicing in Arizona, both AzDA and BODEX felt it appropriate to respond to the mischaracterizations that were written in the ASU students' piece. Their response was done through a podcast featuring BODEX Executive Director Ryan Edmonson, and the Chair of the BODEX Investigative Committee Dr. Anthony Caputo.
Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_podcast_Dr_Anthony_Caputo_and_Ryan_Edmonson-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm MST

Feel like the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX) is kind of a mystery? Wonder how it really works and what to do if you're contacted by them. In this episode, we're featuring two dentists who know it inside and out: 

Dr. Anthony Caputo is a Dentist Anesthesiologist—practicing in Arizona since 1997. He has been involved with BODEX for over 20 years serving as a sedation and anesthesia evaluator, consultant and committee member. Currently, Dr. Caputo serves on the Investigative Committee and is the Chair of the committee. He is passionate about educating dentists to understand how BODEX functions and operates from the perspective of avoiding or preventing Board complaints.

Dr. Anthony Herro is the current president of BODEX, chair of the Anesthesia and Sedation Committee, and upcoming chair of the ADAs Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. He is a native of Phoenix Az, and has been a licensed general dentist since 2005.  His practice focuses on anesthesia, multidisciplinary care, and special needs dentistry.

Direct download: Audio_Amalgam_podcast_Dr_Anthony_Caputo_and_Dr_Anthony_Herro-FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03am MST

A big thanks to AzDA Board of Trustees member Dr. Anthony Caputo and President of the State Board of Dental Examiners Dr. Anthony Herro for stopping into the AzDA office and recording a podcast about what dentists can do to prevent and be prepared to respond to a Board complaint. 

 

Dr. Anthony Caputo is a Dentist Anesthesiologist—practicing in Arizona since 1997. He has been involved with BODEX for over 20 years serving as a sedation and anesthesia evaluator, consultant, and committee member. Currently, Dr. Caputo serves on the Investigative Committee and is the Chair of the committee. He is passionate about educating dentists to understand how BODEX functions and operates from the perspective of avoiding or preventing Board complaints.

Dr. Anthony Herro is the current president of BODEX, chair of the Anesthesia and Sedation Committee, and upcoming chair of the ADAs Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. He is a native of Phoenix Az, and has been a licensed general dentist since 2005.  His practice focuses on anesthesia, multidisciplinary care, and special needs dentistry.

Direct download: BODEX_podcast-30sec_teaser.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51am MST



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