Dr. Gina Dorfman: From Nowhere To Multiple Dental Offices to CEO: Session 22


          Dont't Be Too Hard On Yourself
                                                                                                        Delegate The Outcome Not The Tasks

Thank you for checking out ##POD Podcasts of Dentistry session number 22.  Today we have a very cheerful and a perky guest and is not only a dentist but also a CEO of an award-winning Dental software company called YAPI.
Yes we are talking about doctor Gina Dorfman.

This interview is unlike any of her other interviews.it is not only very lively, which can be infectious but also a story of a young girl from nowhere to becoming a CEO of an award-winning software company called YAPI.

We talked about her journey to open multiple dental offices and reaching a fork to decide between a DSO and YAPI.

For those interested in day-to-day operations we did discuss systems in office, hiring and firing process, when to hire an associate and how to keep the assistants productive and happy.

For those interested in the business aspect of YAPI we discussed the growth, trajectory, milestones and finally funding by Angel Investors from the company called Growth 33
Find out about what a vivid vision is all about.
What makes YAPI a different kind of a company and Loan directly from the CEO of the company.

Gina opens her heart about the company answer key about herself through our Tim Ferriss inspired questions.

This is an inspiring story and a happy interview with Dr. Gina Dorfman.
I hope you have fun as much as I did.

Please subscribe to our podcast at podcastsofdentistry.com/subscribe

SO… without further Ado dr. Gina Dorfman.

links in the session



  • Show Notes:
  • Journey from Soviet Union
  • Who is Mopsie?
  • Interseting story of Dental Town
  • How did you have so much confidence to start an office within 2 years of graduation
  • Story of the other two office
  • How do you keep associates productive enough/ with great bedside manners?
  • Dont be average, Its boring.
  • Team Management: How did you handle the Invisalign case that was trashed
  • Good Employees: What is the overarching reason for employees to stay forever
  • Favorite coach Article
  • Top 3 qualities to hire the team member
  • Interview process at Yapi
  • What is YAPI?\
  • Start up story of YAPI
  • Where did you get the initial technical know how to launch YAPI
  • How much time it took to develop the alpha or beta phase of YAPI
  • What was your feeling when you were shipping the product YAPI ?
  • Milestones of YAPI
  • Initial Marketing of YAPI
  • Funding for YAPI and process of getting your own funding
  • Where do you see YAPI in next 3 years/5years
  • What is VIVID vision
  • What motivates you so much to do so much?
  • How to delegate?
  • Tim Ferris Inspired Questions

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Dr. Steven Mautner: Recession Proof No Nonsense Dentistry: Session 21


           Dentistry is Common Sense

Thank you for tuning into #POD– Podcasts of Dentistry. This is session #21. 

All notes of the podcasts can be accessed at PodcastsOfDentistry.com/Session21

Today I have Dr. Steven Mautner.

We actually call him “Witty Mauty”

Dr. Mauty has what I call as “Recession Proof No Nonsense Practice”.

We talk all about his successful practice model in detail in this podcast

This practice model is not for everybody but it certainly is one of the successful models of practicing dentistry. 

Hear his story and philosophy of how he runs such a practice. 

Dr. Mauty is like a rebel. and he proves that by sharing all such interesting stories. 

He shares so many funny quips throughout the podcast that you will laugh all about it. 

We really had a lot of fun . We even talked about having a Dental Roast someday. I know who we would invite to be roasted but lets leave that for another podcast. 

He is an outspoken dentist and contends that actually should use a lot of common sense to solve the common problems. 

He is very vocal about his divorce, mistakes he did and what fellow dentists should keep in mind before getting hitched or even after. 

He shares all the practical advice not only for dentistry but also personal and common life situations  and so on. 

He certainly talks about his book with Dr. Emily Letran Session #19..

The Book is called No Nonsense Dentistry.. 

He is the fun part of the book but I have to agree there is some truth to it. 

Of course we talk all about Tim Ferriss Inspired Questions. 

This has become one of the classic episodes in dentistry. 

I am sure you will enjoy the podcast the way I did.

So without further ado,

Dr. Mauty @Session 21

Please subscribe to us at podcastsofdentistry.com/subscribe. 

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Show Notes:

  • EFDAs allowed in Florida
  • Enjoying your Day off?
  • Rest of the year off joke. and how dentists complicate simple things
  • Thought process of being a Witty Mauty
  • Did you ever get in trouble with such jokes
  • Any example when you did get in trouble?
  • Trouble with DentalTown
  • Dentists Are Biggest Babies Quote
  • Love Lisa Lampanelli
  • Link Roasts are My true Personalities
  • Dental Roast and who could come in?
  • Did you always want to be famous?
  • Nacho vs Sphagetti Who Won?
  • How did you come up with Mauty’s Blog?
  • What is your typical day in the office looks like?
  • How do you keep your staff motivated to keep working?
  • Paper charts and why he is still sticking with it.
  • How are you able to offer additional discounts in your plan when your rates are already so low?
  • What other marketing that you are doing for your office
  • Change of mindset for the recent grads about creating wealth
  • Talk about the implant procedure and how you keep pricing half?
  • Talk about Divorce
  • How did you handle yourself emotionally when going through Divorce
  • What did you talk to yourself about divorce
  • Talk about your own Book No Nonsense Dentistry
  • Who is the target audience for your book
  • Share some funny quotes for all team members that you used in the book?
  • Your perfect life in the book?
  • How did you handle the paper rejection that you received from one of the patients
  • Should you worry about Google Reviews
  • Tim Ferris Inspired Questions

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Dr. Kyle Stanley: Journey from Celebrity Dentist To Youngest Speaker To Artificial Intelligence PEARL


           Your Identity is not BEING a Dentist
                                                                                                          Nobody Looks Back And Says I Wish I Had Worked More Hours

Intro Kyle Stanley 


Thank you for finding time to listen to session # 20 @hashtag pod podcast of dentistry and I’m your host Dr. Panks Dhingra. You can find all the notes and link to the session at podcastsofdentistry.com/session20. 

Today our guest is dr. Kyle Stanley

His Bio reads something like this. 

Dr. Kyle Stanley, was named as “The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry” by the AACD in 2015 and “Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry” by the Seattle Study Club, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and then completed a dental implant residency along with a dental implant specialty in Brazil. While at USC, Dr. Stanley completed an Esthetic mini-residency with a world leader, Dr. Pascal Magne, and was honored with the Charles L. Pincus Award for outstanding achievements in esthetic dentistry by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a dedicated researcher who has published in some of the top international dental journals about topics relating to esthetics, dental implants, and smile design. Dr. Stanley is a KOL for many well-respected companies and has presented on five continents as a highly in-demand speaker. Dr. Stanley is the leading advocate of mental health in dentistry. He maintains an exclusive private practice in Beverly Hills, CA


That is a long list of achievements for this guy. 


In our podcast, he talks about his experience with GIDE and shares his experience of how to go about starting your own implant journey


I believe he’s a perfect example of luck and hard work coming together in a very successful way.


We also touch on successful implant Concepts like zero bone loss and the world renowned The lip Factor.


We certainly talk about his AI company called PEARL, the effect of a AI or Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry as a profession and the future of Dentistry because of AI


By now you might feel anxious,

 at least I was, listening to and hearing about his accomplishment in such a short span of time that I had to humanize him. There were few emotional moments and that clearly shows the human side of him. 


We continue towards the end by asking my favorite Tim Ferris Inspired questions.

In the end, 

I really loved the spirit of inspiration, entrepreneurship, humility and vision.

I hope you love this evergreen podcast the way I did, so without further Ado doctor Kyle Stanley. 



Show Notes:

  • Interview WIth Howard Farran Link
  • What is Kyle Stanley’s Story? 
  • Implant Residency in Brazil. Link University of Santa Catarina
  • How did he meet Dr. Najad, his partner In Beverly Hills
  • Meeting Dr. Helm 
  • City of Florianopolis , implant residency Santa Catarina.. pictures and links please of the city
  • Who is the second mentor?
  • Triad Of Mentors
  • What is GIDE? 
  • Where can they start their Implant journey
  • People Link: Thomas Linkovich for zero Bone concept
  • DrKyleStanley.com information about the courses
  • Digital Dentistry Institute to do Hands on courses
  • Dr. Justin Moody Implant Pathway Program and link to his podcast
  • How did you get involved with Digital Dentistry Institute and Christian Coachman
  • Youngest speaker in the Seattle Study club> How did you get involved with them
  • Share your audition day at Seattle Study club
  • How did you meet Christian Coachman
  • What is the LIP factor? 
  • Where could we learn something like that or someone who is NOT at Seattle Study Club etc 
  • Do we need to stabilize the patient before  we do the DSD.. 
  • What guided system do you use?
  • Entrepreneur Journey with PEARL
  • What did you learn the most from your friend/patient/CEO Ophir
  • in next 10 years, what part of the dentistry will be done by AI 
  • Will there be any Celebrity dentists in the next 10 Years? 
  • What practical applications are coming in PEARL or AI in next 5 years
  • What other AI companies you are attached to like XNAV.. what is XNAV and new developments
  • What is your typical week like?
  • How do you say NO to someone or any speaking engagement?
  • How did you curb your Ambition?
  • What is your definition of happiness?
  • Morning Ritual
  • If you could go back and change one career decision what would that be?
  • Hardest decision you had to take in the past year or two
  • Books you have read, inspired or recommended the most?
  • what other podcasts you listen to
  • What do you like to do the most in clinical dentistry?
  • What do people never ask you that you wished that they did?
  • What is one habit that makes you successful? 
  • How do you talk yourself into UNLEARN what you have learned to improve yourself?
  • Giant Billboard question
  • What have you changed your minds on ?
  • Absurd thing that you do  

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Dr. Emily Letran: Fundamental Pillars Of Mindset and ACTION To WIN: Session 19


          Balance is being happy      

Thank you for tuning into a #POD podcast of Dentistry session number 19. 

This is a special episode today as I believe it is a foundational session in learning how to handle things not only in dentistry but in life. 

She is a high-performance coach who is always gearing us towards action to win.
Yes you guessed it right, 

Her name is Dr. Emily Letran at dremilyletran.com 

She’s not only a high performance Coach but also a speaker, prolific writer and running two dental offices in California along with being a mom of three kids.

I really don’t know how she does what she does. and this is where we dug deep into to figure out how she’s able to handle all of it.

She’s also the author of several books including no-nonsense Dentistry with Dr. Steven Mauty

All the links of the books and other important links will be in the show notes at podcastsofdentistry.com/emily

She specifically talks about all the pillars of her coaching like Clarity energy courage productivity and not to mention influence. We really dive deep into the mindset of this successful coach. 

She shares her story, her mentors, books she had been most influenced with and recommend to read. 

She specifically talks about the intentional concept, her secrets of success, balancing life and work, importance of sleep and not to mention some uncommon answers to common problems.

We of course talk about Tim Ferris inspired questions including some absurd or funny things that she does…..you will certainly feel connected to her

If you really delve deep in to the tenets of her coaching  then this interview may change your mind how to handle things not only in dentistry but also in life.

I thoroughly enjoyed the pillars of her mindset, taking decisions and certainly growing with it.

I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Lets Welcome Dr. Emily Letran. 



links in the session



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Dr. Howard Farran: Journey From Todays (Dental) To DentalTown To Uncensored Farran: Session 18


           Its not what you know but WITH WHO you know
Focus and choose your battle correctly 
Listen to patients and make yourself available
Always look out for next big thing

#POD is really honored and happy to bring a guest who needs no introduction.
Today we have the legendary Howard Farran

Dr. Howard Farran is not only a practicing dentist but also a consultant a world-class speaker, lecturer, author, podcaster and above all a visionary.

His vision started with today’s Dental his dental office and dental town.
His vision continued later with hygiene town and Orthotown

He has been ranked among the 32 most influential people in dentistry by Edge magazine in 2017

I have to say he’s the one of the first few social media down celebrities with tens and thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and so on. 
This is indeed a special podcast with the most research I ever did.

There is so much to learn from dr. Howard for all that these two hours can never do justice.

I tried to unravel some great Concepts to delve deep into his mindset.
One thing that this podcast will inspire you is that we need to learn how to think out of the box and how he was able to exemplify exactly that.

We talked about raising successful kids and how we can instill a similar successful mindset like his own maybe in our own kids.

Moving away from kids we had to talk about business and the DSOs.
Did he say that he is starting his own DSO or did he say why is that not even possible? Judge it for yourself.

I tried to unravel his journey of being such an outspoken uncensored speaker. How he did that how much hard work was put in it?
Yeah of course talk about the DentalTown and the future of DentalTown

COVID-19 through the crystal gaze of Howard Farran was not to be left behind ofcourse

He discussed his stop bullet points how to manage people time and money from his best-selling book in Dentistry Uncensored.

He shared what is the number one Addiction on Earth and what I call as the casket test.

Due to lack of time and so much to cover we could not tell them to Tim Ferriss inspired questions they will be recorded and released at a future date.

Please listen to the podcast filled with humor knowledge history experience and above all versions of a visionary.

I hope you enjoy this legendary podcast with Dr. Howard Farran

links in the session



Show Notes:

  • Thanking him to come in
  • Listen to Dr. Farran’s interviews
  • Where did my hair go?
  • Love the name #POD
  • Whole idea of #POD
  • Update podcast to Dentaltown
  • Who is Dr. Howard Farran
  • Who is Howard Farran TODAY????
  • Recognize pattern
  • Book reading I am a Dentist
  • Biggest Mindtrips: Secret to the Temples: book
  • Howard Farran 30 sec or less
  • Thinking out of the box
  • How re you teaching to your own kids the same Out of the box
  • Did you face any resistance with your boys to live in luxury?
  • What kind of dental office like to build today?
  • Why not your own DSO?
  • Are you hinting that you are starting your own DSO
  • Explaining the layers of DSO
  • Why DSO’s are booming?
  • Isn’t that’s what Capitalist Society means?
  • First interesting gig in NY
  • Joke about grammatical errors and dentists with Ten Commandments
  • Did Howard say he is crazy?
  • How did you get your second gig?
  •  Talks about building a better brand vs more profits for speaking gigs
  • Genesis of DT
  • Is DT profitable?
  • Where is DT finally heading to
  • Dentistry and COVID-19 Future
  • Owning a dental office is like chained to Madman: twitter?
  • 3 things in your book Dentistry Uncensored, Low hanging fruit, to manage People, Time and money
  • Story of how he wrote his book Dentistry Uncensored and why?
  • What is Casket Test? His mother taught him.
  • #1 Addiction now.
  • Mindset of other dentists and what can they do to be open minded and be as successful as you.ow

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Jason Luchtefeld: From Leadership To Awareness To Fulfilling Life: Session 17


         Less debt, more freedom
Start with smaller goals
Go get experience
 Just get shit done
Know when enough is enough

Jason Luchtefeld: Leadership, Awareness , Fulfillment of life. 

Thank you for finding time and listing to #POD: Podcasts Of Dentistry.

You could have spent hours watching or listening to HBO or Netflix and it is indeed an honor that you decided to spend time with our podcast

Today we have very wide-ranging conversations with a very humble and a reflecting speaker Dr. Jason Luchtefeld. 

Dr. Jason is a COO and a Senior VP of Inspero at Insperoteam.com. INSPERO is a distinctive community of impact creators and conscious leaders which aim to breathe hope in dentistry. 

He also has a practice in Illinois which has a very unique team and setup. I would say that setup seems like a dream set up in terms of balancing life and dentistry, many of you might even be attracted to set up your office that way. 

This podcast will touch you at so many levels that you will be surprised

We talk about business growth leadership health and above reflecting some core values and vision.

This podcast will force you to think and reflect what you are who you are what do you want out of life and how to be fulfilled not only financially but also emotionally.

We talked about health, and how to handle stresses in dentistry and life both physical or mental

We also talk about some vain stuff like shoes and Whiskey on one hand and on the other hand we talked about how to achieve goals in life.

There are so many books and nuggets sprinkled in the podcast that you will be compelled to make notes of them.
I certainly have made notes with a lot of homework to do.

The podcast does start a tad slow since we are setting up the foundation but please keep patience and you will not be disappointed…


So without further Ado Dr. Jason Luchtefeld.

links in the session



Show Notes:

  • About business growth, leadership health and his core values and vision.
  • Learn how to be fulfilled not only financially as well as emotionally.
  • How to handle stress in dentistry.
  • Shoes and Whiskey
  • How to achieve goals in life.
  • Tim Ferris Inspired Questions.

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This podcast is supported by Squadcast