The Alan Mead Experience
Summary: Alan Mead is a dentist with too much time on his hands and too much recording equipment in his basement! Each week he brings you entertaining and informative content featuring interesting dental people and the stories behind them. You'll hear "Dental School Horror stories," take a ride in the "Single Use Time Machine" and hear his co-hosts give you the "90 Second Perfect Pitch." It's all good fun for dentists and the people that love them!
Alan talks about the recent flooding that's caused him to make some big shifts in podcasting schedules!
Dr. Brett Kessler was the president of the Colorado Dental Association and is helps dentists and team members struggling with addiction. Yet somehow we spent most of our time talking about marijuana. Weird, right? Skeptical Raptor reviews the science of medical marijuana (TL;DR version)
Dr. Zach Meiners joins Alan to talk about being a "regular Joe" dentist and the struggle of case acceptance. Also...both of these guys started their careers as associates with their dad. One of them stayed with dad and one of them struck off on their own. You'll hear the pros and cons of both!
Tiger Safarov came to the United States from Russia, and hit the ground running. He used to build dental offices and now he's trying to change the way that we buy dental supplies. 90 Second Perfect Pitch: Zen Supplies
Dr. Justin Short is a dentist, coach and real estate tycoon. You're going to like him and you're going to learn some stuff from him. We talk about how he produces so much in so little time and how he's been driven as an entrepreneur for as long as he can remember. 90 Second Perfect Pitch: The Lifestyle Practice
Boy do I have a story for you. It has nothing to do with dentistry, but I think it's worth a listen.
Dr. Paul Goodman wears many hats. Practice owner and clinical dentist, teacher, practice broker and perhaps most importantly...nacho enthusiast. He talks with Alan about his many jobs, the idea of creating a group practice that allows a clinician to focus on what they do best and how the job market is affecting dental students and new grads with their insane debt load.
Dr. Lance Timmerman is glamorous. He has a beautiful office in Seattle and now works part time in Mountain View, CA doing sleep apnea and cosmetics. He talks with Alan about working as an owner and an associate.
Jeff Gladnick of Great Dental Websites joins Alan to talk about being an entrepreneur (nature or nurture), failing to succeed and time travel. The Business of Dentistry Podcast
Dr. Davina Detrik joins Alan to talk about office design, storytelling and attempting to name his child Hercules. Thrive Experience Masterclass
Dr. Russell Kirk is an oral surgeon and podcaster from Lebanon, TN. In episode 005 Alan and Russell talk about dental school, getting angry and the benefits of podcasting. The Business of Dentistry Podcast Russell's free PRF for dentists course
Alan is joined by dental superstar Dr. Cory Glenn in episode 004! We talk about losing weight with a ketogenic diet, not working in the mouth hole and building a cost effective digital workflow! Be sure to stick around for the 90 Second Perfect Pitch on digital dentures! Blue Sky Bio Academy
Dr. Bart Schultz is Alan's best friend. They graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1997, which makes them old. They discuss attendance requirements and Spring Break trips from back in the day. Brace yourselves...Bart's probably going to be a regular on this podcast.
Composite guru and pasty enthusiast Dr. Jason Smithson joins Alan for an interesting discussion about some dentists with natural talent (him) and some who have worked to become passable (Alan). We talk about EFDAs, microscopes and he does the AME "Fly on the Wall" where he explains how he went from a NHS dentist to comprehensive restorative care!
Multiple practice owner and technology maven, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver joins Alan for the very first episode of the newest and most entertaining dental podcast known to man. 90 Second Perfect Pitch: Auto Front Office