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Ep. 26: Dr. David Boschken
Dr. David Boschken is a forward-thinking orthodontist from Silicon Valley who has remained at the forefront of orthodontic technology for over 20 years. On this episode, you’ll learn about: *Dave’s educational journey that took him to UPENN and the UK *How Dave was an early adopter of...  Read More
Episode 30: Wendy Smith on Both/And Thinking
Life is full of paradoxes. How can we each express our individuality while also being a team player? How do we balance work and life? How can we improve diversity while promoting opportunities for all? How can we manage the core business while innovating for the future? For many of us, these...  Read More
Invisalign is an effective and trusted method for straightening crooked teeth. The treatment may take months, but you will have a perfect set of straight white teeth once it is done. However, while undergoing invisalign treatment, taking care of your oral hygiene is vital. Dentists advise thorough...  Read More
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Howard Speaks: Do you record your calls? You should!
Do you record your calls Do you record your calls? You should. My neighbor is a plastic surgeon and started recoding her incoming calls. She was completely shocked  to find out that her entire front desk thought they only treat spider veins and not varicose veins even though their website...  Read More
Howard Speaks: Keep Your Eye on the Ball
What do dentists and construction workers What do dentists and construction workers have in common? They don’t buy the income stream they need and buy a $20,000 skid steer when what they really needed was at least a $40,000 backhoe, better with a $60,000 dozer, or just get er’ done with a...  Read More
Episode 29: Amy Gallo on Getting Along
In this episode, Dustin talks with Amy Gallo about her book, Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People). Amy shares the 9 principles for getting along with anyone, why we must focus on what we can control and avoid wasting time trying to convince our colleagues to change;...  Read More
The First Annual Orthodontic Awards
With 150 nominees, 20 categories, and 1 incredible profession worth celebrating, you won’t want to miss the awards event of the year. Hosted by Drs. Kyle Fagala and Jonathan Nicozisis, filmed live in front of a studio audience at the AAO Annual Session in Chicago, and sponsored by inBrace, The...  Read More
Season 6, Ep 4: Personality Tests w/ Drs. Grant Collins and Andy Sarpotdar
I’m not gonna lie, I was shocked at how much two orthodontists knew about personality tests... On this NEW episode of TDO: Live!, I’m joined by Orthodontists Grant Collins and Andy Sarpotdar to discuss personality tests and how having your teams and loved ones take these tests can make a big...  Read More
Episode 28: Ozan Varol on Awaken Your Genius
In this episode, Dustin talks with Ozan Varol about his latest book, Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity and Become Extraordinary. Ozan shares how to discard what no longer serves you and discover your first principles—the qualities that make up your genius. You’ll be equipped...  Read More
Ep. 25: Dr. Jacquee Schieck
Orthodontist Dr. Jacquee Schieck practices in Northfield, MN and is a literal rockstar as the co-vocalist & bass player for Relapse. On this episode, you’ll learn about: *Jacquee’s upbringing in Sioux Falls, SD *How she started her practice, , from scratch while raising her growing family...  Read More
Episode 27: Allen Campbell on The Game of Eating Smart
Inside the world of peak performance, the transition to eating healthy food has become more than a movement; it’s a revolution. On this episode of The Burleson Box podcast, Dustin Burleson talks with Chef Allen Campbell about his book, The Game of Eating Smart: Nourishing Recipes for Peak...  Read More
Season 6, Ep 3: Dino Watt - Team Culture, Relationships, and Sales
On this episode of TDO: Live!, I'm joined by Dino Watt, a business, leadership, and relationship expert who speaks to standing-room-only audiences in the Orthodontic world.  He joins me in Memphis to discuss how to create and maintain excellent team culture, how to make the best use of our...  Read More
Ep. 24: Dr. Bill Layman
Dr. Bill Layman is an orthodontist in Clearwater, FL who applies his MBA knowledge to help orthodontists understand important business decisions for their practices.   On this episode, you’ll learn about: *How Bill attended The Citadel and served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne prior to attending...  Read More
Episode 26: Christine Porath on Mastering Community
Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly contactable. In this episode, Dustin talks with Christine Porath about her latest...  Read More
Howard Speaks: What is the best way for a dentist to lower their lab bill?
Dental Lab Bills There are a few ways a dentist can lower their lab bill:         Shop around for the best prices and negotiate with different dental laboratories.             Use digital dentistry and milling machines, which can be more cost-effective than traditional lab work.          ...  Read More
Howard Speaks: What is the best way to find a new dentist?
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Howard Speaks: Dentists need to figure out their demand destruction from pricing
Dentists need to figure out their demand destruction from pricing. Is it better to have a higher total case price by adding up each individual tooth and gum procedure in a full mouth rehabilitation? Or… is it better to set one price for the total case that is lower in price? At what price does...  Read More
Episode 25: Gabriele Oettingen on Rethinking Positive Thinking
In this episode, Dustin talks with Gabriele Oettingen about her book, Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation. You'll discover why many people say "think positive, be optimistic, and focus on what you want to achieve" but how the research shows something interesting...  Read More
Ep. 23: Dr. Heather Hopkins
Dr. Heather Hopkins is an orthodontic innovator & educator who practices at Palmetto Smiles in Lexington, SC. On this episode, you will learn about: *Heather’s New Orleans roots & her educational journey through the South *Her celebrity encounters while practicing in Los Angeles *Heather’s...  Read More
Categories: CAD-CAM, Orthodontics
Episode 24: Chris Bailey on How to Calm Your Mind
In this episode, Dustin talks with Chris Bailey about his latest book, How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times. You'll discover How the analog and digital worlds affect calm and anxiety in vastly different ways. How our desire for the neurochemical dopamine...  Read More
Father Daughter Practice
My Daughter has been with me for 5 years now and things could not be better.  I gifted her the practice and the office building 3 years ago and she has settled into a very nice practice for both of us.  I continue to work everyday, I do not take a paycheck anymore so all the practice income flows...  Read More
Ep. 22: Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis
Orthodontist Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis is a renowned Invisalign expert and speaker as well as the co-founder of . On this episode, you will learn about: *Jonathan’s Greek heritage and how his family’s retail business influenced him as a business owner *What he learned from aligner pioneer Dr....  Read More
Categories: CAD-CAM, Orthodontics
Episode 23: Linda Ginzel on Choosing Leadership
In this episode, 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...  Read More
Braces are the ultimate form of orthodontic therapy. They change your appearance and can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of, while also preventing future issues from occurring. The goal of wearing braces is to straighten your teeth, so they appear the same size and shape to the...  Read More
Categories: Orthodontics
Episode 22: Dorie Clark on The Long Game
In this episode, Dustin talks with Doris Clark about her book, The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. You'll discover how long-term thinking is what will help—in those darkest moments of doubt—to keep prioritizing what matters most, doing small things over time to...  Read More
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