Nifty Thrifty Dentists Podcast

By Dr. Glenn Vo and Dr. Vinh Nguyen

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Do you like to save money? Do you like to laugh? Do you have about half an hour of free time in your day? Then we are the podcast for you!! This isn't a podcast only for dental professionals. Anyone would enjoy our casual conversational interview style where we get to know our guest, not talk "shop" the entire time and just have some fun. In each episode we also do our very popular funny mishmash of clips that is related to each guest. Hosted by the Odd Couple of Dentistry - Dr. Glenn Vo and Dr. Vinh Nguyen.

Episode Date
Ep33: Dr. Zak Allmand – The Merchant Services Dentist

Dr. Zak Allmand is a practicing Dentist, Entrepreneur, and certified Star Wars nerd.  As the co-founder of Apex Payment Solutions, Dr. Allmand has been helping Dental practices save thousands in merchant services fees and educating Dentists on how merchant services works.  He joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from the most ridiculous merchant services fees he has seen to why he refuses to accept the latest incarnation of Han Solo.

Aug 20, 2018
Ep32: Chef Tu David Phu – Food Storyteller

Tu David Phu is an award winning chef and contestant on season 15 of the hit show Top Chef.  Chef Phu’s mission is to inspire others with his story of perseverance and to bring people together through his cooking.  Chef Tu David Phu joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from his love for Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) to how the contestants of season 15 were the most chill ever.

Jul 27, 2018
Ep31: Dr. Brady Frank – The DDSO Alliance

Dr. Brady Frank is a practicing Dentist, best selling author, speaker, dental coach and the creator of the DDSO Alliance.  Dr. Frank is well known as a leader and innovator in the Dental Industry.  Having previously founded the Osteoready Implant company, he is now focused on creating a "Dentist Driven" DSO model.  Brady joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from challenging his sons in basketball to the importance of keeping the idea of "Dentist owned" Dental practices alive.

Jul 10, 2018
Ep30: Dr. Anissa Holmes – Delivering WoW
              Dr. Anissa Holmes is a practicing Dentist, podcaster, speaker, coach and the creator of Delivering WoW.  Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Holmes has called Kingston, Jamaica home for over a decade.  Delivering WoW is a movement aimed at empowering Dentists to provide “WoW” experiences to gain “freedom” in their practices.  Anissa joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from Goat Head soup to the importance of discovering your “why.” Download this episode   Notes  We are celebrating one year of the Nifty Thrifty Podcast! Dr. Anissa Holmes is the creator of Delivering WoW. She had a practice in Birmingham, AL before moving to Kingston Jamaica. She grew up in New Orleans and considers herself a southern girl. Find your why for your career and it will set you apart. She grew up in a working-class family in New Orleans and put herself through college working 3 jobs. Take a leap of faith and invest in yourself. Anissa prefers Cajun food over Jamaican Delivering WoW has multiple programs to help Dentists reach the next level Dental Profit Academy launches in June.   Links Dental Marketing and Profits FB Page - Delivering WoW - Delivering WoW U - Delivering WoW Bootcamp - Delivering WoW Summit - Jamaican Patois - Everything New Orleans -   Acknowledgements: The Tonight Show is Property of NBC “To Be Loved” by Bob Marley is Property of Universal Music Group
May 21, 2018
Ep29: Dr. Thu Nguyen – La maman super dentaire (The Super Dental Mom)
              Dr. Thu Nguyen is a Dental Super Mom (Quebecois edition)!  She is arguably the most famous Vietnamese Dentist in Canada.   Dr. Nguyen is a successful practice owner, mother of three boys, a polyglot (speaks four languages for those too lazy to look that up), and an expert at Beach Body workout DVDs.  She's got a unique story and great insight on getting that work/life balance we all need.  Dr. Thu Nguyen joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from her Instagram workout photos to her love for Pho and pasta. Download this episode Notes Looking for a Paperless option in your practice?  Yapi is a great option Everyone tries out their long- lost French skills- translate if you dare! Work life balance: Started 10 years ago with a small office and began to grow her knowledge in business leadership. She has grown her practice to 6 ops. Biggest advice for moms: Have help. Her parents help care for the kids as well as having help at home. Getting help in some areas of your life can help your life thrive. Being multilingual in a practice: Quebec uses French and English, it depends on the patient background. Canadian Healthcare: Dr Nguyen finds American Insurance discussion perplexing because it is not something they deal with in Canada. She discusses children’s Medicare treatment limitations as well as Medicaid challenges to improve payout for treatment. Growing up in Italy: Now we understand why the Swiss are neutral! Dr. Nguyen speaks Italian, French, English, and Vietnamese Dr. Thu Nguyen is a big fan of Beachbody Workout DVDs and posts her workouts on Instagram Life in Canada: Canadians love to eat snow with maple syrup, and Dr. Nguyen is a fan of Celine Dion Mean courtship practices: Dr. Vo’s wife glared at him the first time he saw her, Dr. Nguyen threw away gifts from her future husband, but he persisted for 10 years. Dr. Nguyen is a big fan of Instapot cooking. Links Yapi - Thrifty Deal for Yapi – $200 credit towards ANY Yapi Plan and 3 months of Insta review for FREE! (Mention Nifty Thrifty Dentists) Dr. Thu Nguyen Practice - Instant Pot Vietnamese Food Recipes - Instant Pot - Celine Dion -   Acknowledgements  "pour que tu maimes" is property of Celine Dion
May 03, 2018
Ep28: Dr. Josh Brower - The Tooth Carpenter
              Dr. Josh Brower is a practicing Dentist, an implant educator, and an expert Woodworker.  Speaking of woodworking, Dr. Brower has created wood masterpieces in his own shop that ranged from custom tables to a wooden replica of Noah's Ark.  But he is not only a Dentist that works great with wood.  He's one of the most prominent implant educators in the country and has trained many Dentists in both full size and mini dental implants.  Join Glenn and Vinh as they talk to Dr. Brower about Dental implants, his love for all things wood, and his obsession with bow ties. Download this episode   Notes

Mango Voice is running a Nifty Thrifty deal (20% off ALL phones, Free Fax, Free Mobile App).

Recorded at Voices of Dentistry

Dr. Brower is an avid woodworker and enjoys working on his 7-acres of woodworker’s paradise.

Who’s cheaper, Dutch or Asians?

Want to know the best wood for making a spanking paddle?

Implants- When choosing standard vs mini implants, consider the load and patient factors in your decision

The best and worst wood to work with? Walnut is the Neiman Marcus of woods!

 Dr. Brower operates numerous CE courses and implantology sites (see links)

Dr. Brower is the fly bowtie guy #BTF


Mango Voice -

Dr. Brower’s practice-

Hard to find wood-

Mini Dental Implant Masters-

Real World Dental Implant Mentoring-

Get Dental Training Facebook group-

Get Dental Training Website-

Acknowledgements for this episode - Credits. Stephen Colbert Show on CBS and Conan O'Brien Show on TBS

Apr 17, 2018
Ep27: Dr. Leonard Tau - The Birdeye Guy
              Dr. Leonard Tau is a practicing Dentist, renown speaker, and heads up the Dental Division of Birdeye.  Did we mention that he's an expert on Online Reviews and how to manage the digital minefield we call Online Reputation?  Dr. Leonard Tau jumped into the online review world by creating his own platform (iSocial Reviews) and now with Birdeye (the leader in online review acquisition).  Join Glenn and Vinh as they talk to Dr. Tau about topics ranging from being mistaken for a Chinese guy and his for Pat's Cheesesteaks. Download this episode Notes Dr. Leonard Tau has a FFS practice in Philadelphia His office is haunted by the spirit of the previous Dentist owner The presence of the spirit was confirmed by Ghost Hunters Dr. Tau created iSocial Reviews an Online Review Platform iSocial Reviews was bought out by Birdeye Birdeye is the leader in Online Review Acqusition Dr. Tau is in charge of the Dental Division of Birdeye He is a renown speaker on the topic of Online Reviews Due to his unique name, he is commonly mistaken for a Chinese guy Nifty Thrifty Deal for Birdeye - $2,000 annually which translates to $167 per month!! (Must sign up for Birdeye through Dr. Tau to get the Nifty Deal!) Mango voice VOIP - Ask for the Nifty Thrifty Deal (20% off ALL phones, Free Fax, Free Mobile App) Links Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence - Birdeye - Dr. Leonard Tau Speaker Profile- Mango Voice - Pat's Cheeesteak Sandwiches -   Acknowledgements The Tonight Show is property of NBC The Ellen Show is property of Sony Pictures Television What Happened to That Boy is property of Birdman  
Mar 20, 2018
Ep26: Kerry Lepicek and Machell Hudson – The Productive Hygienists
              Kerry Lepicek and Machell Hudson are productive hygienists and Hygiene Superstars.  Kerry is a practicing hygienist and a Clinical Coach Director for OraVital.  Machell Hudson works with Dr. Bruce Baird as a hygienist and is a coach with The Productive Dentist Academy.  These two ladies have joined forces to help offices turn their hygiene programs from “loss leaders” to high production powerhouses.  Join Glenn and Vinh as they discuss topics ranging from Biofilm to Louis Vuittons. Download this episode   Notes This episode recorded "Live" at Voices of Dentistry event! Machell Hudson is the top producing Hygienist in the Heartland Dental Network. Machell helps coaches dental professionals by implementing strategies she uses in private practice The Productive Dentist Academy(PDA)  is one of the top Dental Consulting companies in the Industry One of the main PDA goals is to help offices increase production and decrease stress Kerry Lepicek helps practices increase production with the OraVital protocol The OraVital system halts the progress of periodontal disease while controlling the oral systemic link. OraVital incorporates biofilm testing, prescribed antimicrobial rinses, and a unique home care regimen Dr. James Hyland, who is Kerry’s Father, is the CEO of OraVital Kerry and Machell both agree that educating patients about the "Oral-Systemic" link is key to treatment plan acceptance Vinh tried to test Kerry’s “Canadian politeness” by intentionally referring to Prime Minister Justin  Trudeau as Garry Trudeau (creator of Doonesbury comic strip) 😊 Machel is a big fan of the Whole 30 Diet while Kerry would never give up Canadian goodness like Poutine or Peameal bacon
Links OraVital – The Oral Infection Experts - The Productive Dentist Academy - Whole 30 Program - Apex Payment Solutions - LocalMed -     Acknowledgements The Golden Globes is property of Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC
Mar 02, 2018
Ep25: Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Andrea Janik – Dental Lovebirds
                  Dr. Joshua Austin and Dr. Andrea Janik are a legitimate Dental Power Couple.  Actually, Dr. Janik is the power player and Dr. Austin just rides her coat-tails.  Dr. Janik is in charge of a large group practice in San Antonio that is dedicated to comprehensive care with advanced, proven technology.  Dr. Austin lives in a Dental Fantasyland that involves part-time podcasting, writing jibberish, and talking about himself in front of a bored crowd.  Join Glenn and Vinh as they dive into the one question that is on everyone's mind.  What does Andrea see in Joshua? Download this episode Notes Dr. Andrea Janik graduated from the Best Dental School in the country - Baylor College of Dentistry Dr. Joshua Austin graduated from UT San Antonio They met at a Dental meeting (*super surprise there*) Their biggest fight has been over the true meaning of what a "chamfer" margin is The have two kids - Graham a Golden Doodle and Fig a Labradoodle Dr. Austin is a contributing writer for Dental Economics and a renown Dental Speaker Dr. Janik owns a multi-specialty practice with a team of 18 professionals Both Docs are fans of the Texas Rangers.  Dr. Austin's favorite player is Yu Darvish and Dr. Janik's is Joe Nathan They are currently engaged and the wedding is set for later this year Links: Dr. Joshua Austin Practice – Dr. Andrea Janik Practice - Dr. Austin and Dr. Janik on TV - Dental Economics Magazine -   Acknowledgements 
Newlywed Game Show is property of ABC
Feb 14, 2018
Ep24: Dr. Gina Dorfman – The Queen of Yapi
                  Dr. Gina Dorfman is a Dentist, a speaker, an entrepreneur, and the Queen of Yapi.  One of the leading patient communication platforms on the market, Yapi was created because Dr. Dorfman saw a problem that needed to be fixed.  That's what Dr. Gina Dorfman is.  A problem solver extraordinaire!  She can be seen providing solutions to Dentists at the speaking circuit and in social media.  Join Glenn and Vinh as they talk to Dr. Dorfman about topics ranging from Ivan the Terrible to Grey Goose Vodka (not Russian by the way). Download this episode Download this episode Notes Dr. Gina Dorfman is originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia Her family settled in Southern California in the late 1980s Dr. Gina Dorfman graduated from the USC Dental School in 2000. She owns a thriving Dental practice and practices part-time Yapi was created because she saw limitations in her practice software Dr. Dorfman worked with her Father to create Yapi She is a speaker for Practice on Fire Dr. Dorfman's German Shepherd Axel can be heard barking in the background.  We think our voices were scaring him :) Nifty Thrifty Deal for Yapi - $200 credit towards ANY Yapi Plan and 3 months of Insta review for FREE! (Mention Nifty Thrifty Dentists) Here are the translations to the Russian segment between Vinh and Gina: Good afternoon - dobry yenz Nice to see you- rad vas vidit You look very pretty - ty vygladish oshen mila How are you - kak Dela I'm doing good- ya zameshatel na My Russian is bad- moy russky ploh Thank you- spasiba I am a dentist- ya stomatolog Do you listen to podcasts? Vy sluush she ty podcast Glenn is stupid- Glenn gloop Glenn looks like an idiot- Glenn vyglyadit kak idiot Laugh at him - smeeyatsya nad nim Goodbye – proshshai Links: Dr. Gina Dorfman Practice – Practice on Fire -     Acknowledgments  Conan show is property of TBS
Jan 24, 2018
Ep23: David Kolbe - The Kolbe Assessment
              David Kolbe is a family man, an attorney, and the CEO of Kolbe Corporation which provides the Kolbe Assessment.  The Kolbe Assessment is the only validated assessment that measures a person's conative strengths.   Not just another personality test, Kolbe helps one to understand the talent they were born with and how to "Be Your Best Self."  The assessment is a tool that has been used with companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Dental Practices.  David joins Glenn and Vinh to review their Kolbe assessments and to give them reasons why they should retire as Dentists and become full-time podcasters. Download this episode Notes The Kolbe A Index is the most common Assessment given by Kolbe Corporation Kolbe measures your instinctive way of doing things and the Result is called your MO (method of operation). Kathy Kolbe, David's Mom, founded the corporation 35 years ago Kathy and her team dedicated themselves to helping adult and child learners overcome barriers and maximize their success. David Kolbe has lived and breathed the Kolbe Concept® from its inception. He worked as an attorney and as a Legislative Director before he becoming the CEO of Kolbe. David feels that the Kolbe Assessment is a great way to help you and your staff pinpoint their stregnths Beyond the assessments, the Kolbe Corporation provides seminars and training for businesses David Kolbe admits that he put his future wife through the Kolbe Assessment David's grandfather is E.F. Wonderlic who is the founder of the famous Wonderlic Test Take the Kolbe A Index Assessment -  Take the Kolbe A™ Index Links Kolbe Corp - Wonderlic -   Acknowledgements 
Family Feud is owned by ABC Network 
SNL is owned by NBC
Jan 05, 2018
Ep22: Dr. Yolanda Mangrum – Dental Boss Lady
              Dr. Yolanda Mangrum is the owner of Petaluma Dental, a multi-specialty practice in Sonoma, California.  She is also the author of “Hire to Inspire”, a coach with Fortune Practice Management, and founder of Luminary Education Center.  She is the epitome of a Dental Boss Lady.  Join Glenn and Vinh as they discuss her “why” and whether or not she’ll include wine in her dental convenience store. Download this episode Notes Dr. Yolanda Mangrum opened her first practice in 1999 Ten years later she purchased the Petaluma Dental group She eventually merged her two practices together to create her current office Dr. Mangrum’s practice employs a whopping 12 Dentists and 39 overall employees! Petaluma Dental Group is a multi-specialty practice Petaluma has a Dental “convenience store” that offers items ranging from toothpaste to probiotics Dr. Mangrum did not take Glenn and Vinh’s suggestion to sell wine at her practice She is also a coach with Fortune Practice Management Dr. Mangrum recently launched her dream project - the Luminary Education Center. She is a member of the Delivering WoW Inner Circle She truly believes that there is potential for greatness to be unlocked in every individual.   Links Petaluma Dental Group - Fortune Practice Management - Hire to Inspire -   Acknowledgements The Boss is property of Universal Pictures Parks and Recreation is property of NBC Universal Run the World is property of Beyonce
Dec 20, 2017
Ep21: Dr. Michael Ling – Asian Dentist on Fire
            Dr. Michael Ling is an Owner/Dentist of Clarence Street Dental Group and a speaker for Practice on Fire.   He is also, according to Glenn and Vinh, the number one Chinese Dentist of all of Canada.  Dr. Ling is passionate about helping Dentists create a "self managing" team and ultimately create a "self managing" practice.  Dr. Michael Ling joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics such as his dislike for Celine Dion and his love for poutine. Download this episode   Notes Dr. Michael Ling's father, Dr. Sumner Ling founded Clarence Street Dental Group Michael agrees that his father is a gunner and can outproduce him all day long The switch that flipped for Dr. Ling was focusing more on training his team Empowering his team has helped his practice reach new heights Dr. Ling notes that you should delegate innovation and decision making to your team He is the most non-Canadian Canadian, disliking hockey and Celine Dion One of the goals of Practice on Fire is to help Dentists find a good work/life balance Dr. Michael Ling is a speaker on Practice On Fire educating on how to create a self-managing team The next Practice on Fire event is on March 16-17 in San Diego Nifty Thrifty Discount for Practice on Fire = 50% Off Registration with promo code SuperNiftyVIP (Only 7 spots avaliable)   Links Practice on Fire - Clarence Street Dental Group - Poutine - Celine Dion -     Acknowledgement "My heart Will Go On" is property of Celine Dion and Sony Music  
Dec 06, 2017
Ep20: Dr. Julie Swift – The Lipstick Periodontist
              Dr. Julie Swift is the amazing Lipstick Periodontist.  She is a Periodontist by day, lipstick sales sensation by night, and awesome Mom/Wife everyday.  She is the owner/founder of Topeka Periodontics and Implants and also operates her own team of Lipsense All-Stars that have made over thousands in sales.  Dr. Julie Swift or Dr. Julie Woods as many on Facebook know her joins our show to discuss topics ranging from men selling lipstick and periodontal procedures that GPs should be doing. Download this episode   Notes Dr. Julie Swift is the founder and co-owner of Topeka Periodontics and Implants She has been a periodontist for 14 years in Kansas Dr. Swift came into Lipsense after reluctantly hosting a Lipsense party She has only been involved in Lipsense for 4 months Dr. Swift says the key to Lipsense success are "relationships" Her favorite Lipsense color is Purple Rain She feels that GPs should try to do more crown legnthening and implants Dr. Swift also feels that GPs should learn how to restore more Hybrids She says the most annoying thing GPs do is to accuse specialists of stealing their patients :P   Links Topeka Periodontics and Implants - Lipsence -   Acknowledgements  Family Guy is property of Fuzzy Door Productions and Fox Television Our Lips are Sealed performed by The Go Gos and property of IRS Records
Nov 28, 2017
Ep19: Jasmin Haley – The MOMgienist
              Jasmin Haley is a Dental Renassaince Woman.  She's a Hygienist, an educator, a Mom, and a Hip Hop historian. She co-hosts the MOMgienist podcast which focuses on the challenges of being a parent while working and dealing with the demands of Dentistry.  An overachiever at heart, she just created another podcast called Beyond the Prophy.   Jasmin joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss the dynamics of the Dentist/Hygienist relationship and her love for Rumchata. Download this episode NOTES Jasmin Haley is the co-founder of 2 podcasts, Beyond the Prophy and Momgienist Mrs. Haley hails from Jamaica Queens NYC!! She is an accomplished speaker and speaks to many Dental Hygiene Organizations. Jasmin is an education consultant for an HIV/AIDs interprofessional program at University of Maryland. Her mission is to promote oral health and provide mentorship to help educate other professionals and patients. Jasmin's Hip Hop Knowledge is second to none.  She's also a connoisseur of Alize and Rumchata :) The MOMgienist blog is about ways to self motivate one self as a parent, to encourage excellence, and sharing the struggles together.   Links The Roadmap for Dental Success - The MOMgienist Beyond the Prophy Rumchata -   Acknowledgements Blackish owned by ABC network and Hulu Coming to America movie owned by Eddie Murphy Productions Jodeci owned by Epic Records
Nov 26, 2017
Ep18: Dr. Shakila Angadi – The Inspired Dentist

Dr. Shakila Angadi is a practicing Dentist and the founder of The Inspired Dentist.   Her goal is to help educate the Dental community about Emotional Intelligence(EQ) and improve their lives in the process.  Not only is Dr. Angadi coaching Emotional Intelligence through The Inspired Dentist platform, she is also the Mind-set coach for The Delivering WOW Community.  Dr. Shakila Angadi joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from her love for Target and President Trump's low EQ.

Download this episode   Notes  Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability
  • Recognize, understand and manage our own emotions
  • Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others

Like many Dentists, Dr. Angadi was a perfectionist and this mindset brought about a lot of stress

Seeking answers, she began studying EQ which has changed her life

Dr. Shakila Angadi is now a certified EQ Coach

Being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people are hallmarks of EQ

Understanding EQ, helps one to manage their emotions especially when they are under pressure

Dr. Angadi feels that Dental professionals sorely need EQ training due to the stresses our profession

She strongly feels that EQ can help avoid conflicts within your dental practice

The Inspired Dentist is the Facebook page for her personal coaching on Emotional Intelligence

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Nifty Thrifty Discounts -

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is property of Warner Bros. Television

Forrest Gump is property of Paramount Pictures

Oct 31, 2017
Ep17: Dr. Christopher Phelps - The Dental Entrepreneur
            Dr. Christopher Phelps is an Entrepreneur, General Dentist, Best selling author, Dental Speaker, and mentor.   He is recognized as the only Dentist to be named a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer (CMCT) and he teaches those principles in his “Ethical Principles of Persuasion in Dentistry” seminar.   Dr. Christopher Phelps joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from his newly created coaching program to his love for Napa Valley wines. Download this episode   Notes of Interest: Dr. Christopher Phelps first became a Dental Entrepreneur when he sold his notes in Dental School His notes became so popular that some classmates started copying them without paying for them. Dr. Phelps encrypted his notes by copying them on red copy paper from Kinkos He was a partner in four Dental practices but left the partnership and assumed the two worse ones Dr. Phelps was able to turn two under-performing practices into thriving offices He was a fan of Dr. Robert Cialdini and became a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer One of his most popular seminars is "Ethical Principles of Persuasion for Dentistry" based on Cialdini Methods A future goal is to create Dental practices within retirement communities Dr. Christopher Phelps will be rolling out a Coaching Program to help Dentists achieve success   Links from the show: Nifty Thrifty Discount for Dr. Phelps Courses - Carolinas Dental Center - Dr. Phelps Helps: Concept to Practice - Influence at Work - Kolbe Index - Howell Mountain Vinters - Haber Family Vinyards - Belle Glos -   Acknowledgements "Star Wars" is property of Lucasfilm LTD "Red Red Wine" is property of UB40 and EMI "Outsourced" is property of Russell Peters No copyright infringement intended
Oct 17, 2017
Ep16: Renee Charbonneau – The Unfiltered RDH
              Renee Charboneau is a Dental Hygienist like no other.  She burst on the scene in the Dental Hacks FB group with her entertaining posts about her insane work life.  The insanity reached a crescendo when her boss fired her from her position, wrote her a hot check, and demanded she return her company scrubs.  Join Glenn and Vinh as Renee talks about this insane story and her never ending battle with bowel movements. Download this episode   Notes of Interest: Nifty Thrifty deal with Zen Supplies - $99 monthly fee for duration of service.  Normal Price is $199 Renee Charboneau graduated from Caruth School of Dental Hygiene She is engaged to Dr. Thor  who is a physician.  Yes, Thor is his real name. Renee was recently hospitalized due to extreme constipation.  This was chronicled on Facebook. She is a pageant contestant and is the current Mrs. China International.  China, TX not the country The scrubs that Renee's Boss demanded back were the trendy Barco One Scrubs Renee Charboneau is currently retired and is contemplating a life as a stay-at-home Mom or a Yoga enthuisast   Links from the show: Zen Supplies - Constipation Symptoms and Causes - Mrs. Texas International - China, TX - Barco One Scrubs -   Acknowledgements “Gold Digger” is property of Kanye West and Def Jam Records. “Money, Money, Money” is property of Abba and Atlantic Records No copyright infringement intended  
Oct 10, 2017
Ep15: Adam B. Levine – Let's Talk Bitcoin

            Adam B. Levine is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the long running Let's Talk Bitcoin! show and the LTB publishing network.  He is also the founder and CEO of Tokenly, a company building open source tools to make Tokens more useful and more usable to everyone.  Adam's goal is to educate the masses about cryptocurrency and show how it can be a viable and sustainable currency.  If any of that flew over your head, then listen in as Adam joins Glenn and Vinh to talk some Bitcoin.

Download this episode

  Notes of Interest: Akeem the Nigerian Scam Artist makes an appearance Adam B. Levine has been forced to use his middle name more often due to the immense popularity of the "other" Adam Levine Adam manages, advises, schedules, and edits the content for Let's Talk Bitcoin! The LTB Network is a publishing platform created for content providers to present the ideas and people involved with Cryptocurrency Adam B. Levine deals mainly with Bitcoin and not so much with the smaller cryptocurrencies In June of 2014, he launched LTBCOIN, the first Cryptocurrency Rewards Program Tokenly builds tools that allow organizations to issue and redeem Customized Cryptographic Tokens Tokens can be used to grant users rights, access, and verify ownership in a way that is trustless and efficient.   Links from the show: Let's Talk Bitcoin Network - Tokenly - Maroon 5 -   Acknowledgements “Conan” is property of Warner Bros. Television “Captain Phillips” is property of Sony Pictures "Mr. Robot" is property of NBC Universal Television No copyright infringement intended

Sep 27, 2017
Ep14: Tracy London Driver - Monday Bites
              Tracy London Driver is the creator of Monday Bites, a collection of funny Dental videos that features lip synching and dancing.  Not only is Tracy the resident performer at Dr. Patricia London’s office but she is also the Insurance Coordinator there as well. Tracy London Driver joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from her love of verifying insurance to becoming one of Mauty’s newest fans. Download this episode   Notes of Interest: Tracy has been working for her sister Dr. Patricia London for twenty years Monday Bites was created after Dr. London gave Tracy the task of creating videos She has done over 160 videos and almost all of them have Tracy in them The videos features lip synching and dancing by Tracy and various patients Unlike the name of her videos, she does not shoot these videos on Monday Monday Bites has been a great marketing tool for their office Links from the show: Monday Bites - Patricia A. London, DDS - Legwork PRM – Keating Dental Arts – Wallace Specialty Insurance – Online Dental Consulting – Smart Practice Dental - Wells Fargo Practice Finance -   Acknowledgements “Some Beach” is property of Blake Shelton and Warner Bros. “Carpool Karaoke” is property of The Late Late Show No copyright infringement intended
Sep 15, 2017
Ep13: Scott Keyes - Scott's Cheap Flights
Scott Keyes is the founder of Scott's Cheap Flights, a web service that alerts you when there is a ridiculously great travel deal.  Scott is the flight searcher-in-chief, spending 8-12 hours a day on Google Flights and he oversees daily operations at Scott’s Cheap Flights.  He has traveled to 45 countries (and 45 states!) and has lived in Mexico (Oaxaca), Mozambique (Maputo), Chile (Santiago), and the United States (all over).  Scott joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss his favorite vacation destinations and his love for Mauritian cuisine.
Notes of Interest:
  • Scott's Cheap Flights sends you alerts when there is a great deal.  There are three membership plans and they are $5 or less per month.
  • Scott's Cheap Flights was created when Scott created a "cheap tickets" newsletter for his friends.
  • His newsletter and website exploded overnight and is now one of the most popular travel deal sites on the web
  • Growth of Scott's Cheap Flights has been driven by word-of-mouth, press coverage, flight giveaways, and Reddit.
  • Many of the deals Keyes offers are a result of what he calls "fat-finger discounts (airline employee priced it at $59 instead of $590)"
  • Some of his most brag-worthy finds include round-trip tickets to Kenya for $310, Rio for $363, and Bali for $348.
Download this episode Links from the show: Scott's Cheap Flights – Chez Dodo - The Nifty Thrifty Dentist CE Event – Legwork PRM – Keating Dental Arts – Wallace Specialty Insurance – Online Dental Consulting –   Acknowledgements “Anger Management” is property of Columbia studios "SNL" is property of NBC studios "Never Gonna Give you up" is property of Rick Astley and RCA records No copyright infringement intended    
Aug 30, 2017
Ep12: Dr. Baron Grutter - 3D Printing Dentist
              Dr. Baron Grutter is a the Co-owner of the Blue Sky Bio Academy and course director for the Blue Sky Bio Digital Orthodontics course.  Dr. Grutter is also a 3D printing expert who has printed everything from ortho aligners to special reading glasses for his daughter.  Not only is he a talented Dentist with a knack for 3D Printing, he is also a strong advocate for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) research and a huge supporter for SMA awareness.  Listen as Dr. Grutter talks to Glenn and Vinh about topics ranging from money saving tips using 3D printers to his love for Double Chicken Chopped salads from Subway. Notes of Interest: Dr. Baron Grutter is the owner and practicing Dentist at Happy Rock Dental Dr. Grutter teaches courses ranging from surgical implant planning to Digital Ortho for Blue Sky Bio He is the owner of two 3D printing machines - Form2 and Moonray 3D Printers Dr. Baron Grutter's daughter Nella was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) SMA is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. Dr. Grutter is very active in the SMA community and a big supporter of Cure SMA organization He has created a special Facebook page (Prayers for Nella) for those who want to follow Nella's progress Dr. Baron Grutter will be teaching Digital Ortho  in upcoming courses in LA and Chicago Use promo code "NiftyThrifty" to get $200 off the Digital Ortho Course Fake Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an appearance Download this episode   Links from the show: Happy Rock Dental - Dr. Baron Grutter Course Page - Blue Sky Bio Academy - Prayer for Nella FB Page - Cure SMA - GWENDOLYN STRONG FOUNDATION - The Nifty Thrifty Dentist CE Event – Legwork PRM - Keating Dental Arts - Wallace Specialty Insurance - Online Dental Consulting -   Acknowledgements "Sandstorm" is property of Darude No copyright infringement intended 
Aug 15, 2017
Ep11: Michael Arias - The Dental Marketer
                  Michael Arias is the host of The Dental Marketer Podcast and the owner of a Dental "Ground Marketing" company.  He has worked with Dentists, Dental Groups, and Consultants to develop unique marketing campaigns that are budget friendly.  He joins Glenn and Vinh to talk about how Dental professionals can use Ground Marketing as an extra tool in their marketing campaigns.  Mr. Arias also discusses random topics from sign spinners and his thoughts on passing out flyers in the club.
Notes of Interest: The Dental Buddies post that started it all - "Sigh. Why is it that some cultures just have no concept of time and its importance?" Uncle Mauty, Dr. Sonia Smith, Dr. Anthony Gonzales, and Dr. Mitra Bolouri give their opinions on the Dental Buddies post Ground Marketing is essentially Guerrilla Marketing
Michael Arias trains Dental staff members to become Ground Marketers
Ground Marketing activities take place on the streets and in public places for maximum impact
Michael helps Dental practices attract new patients with creative budget friendly campaigns
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Links from the Show The Nifty Thrifty Dentist CE Event – Legwork PRM - Keating Dental Arts - Wallace Specialty Insurance - Online Dental Consulting - The Dental Marketer Website and Podcast -   Acknowledgements  The Chappelle Show is the property of MGM Television No copyright infringement intended. 
Aug 09, 2017
Ep10: Dr. Steven G. Mautner - "Mauty"
              Dr. Steven G Mautner aka “Mauty” is a Dentist from Florida who is known for his insightful yet controversial posts on DentalTown.  Recently banned from DentalTown, Mauty has taken his talents to Facebook and his posts are informative, thought provoking and as controversial as ever.  Listen as Mauty talks to Glenn and Vinh about his unique Dental philosophy and his ultimate goal to accept every single Dental plan in existence. Download this episode   Notes of Interest: The Nifty Thrifty Dentist CE Event – Legwork PRM - Keating Dental Arts - Wallace Specialty Insurance - Online Dental Consulting - Dr. Steven Mautner got the nickname “Mauty” from his buddies back in New York Mauty graduated from NYU Dental School and has been in practice for 30 years! His advice to Sleep Apnea patients, "Just lose some weight, you'll sleep fine." Mauty feels that too many Dentists are pressured to practice a certain way He feels the Dorky Dentist Code rules DentalTown His favorite comedians are Larry David, Ray Romano, and Jerry Seinfeld Please leave us a review on iTunes.  It helps us out by reaching new listeners and we would truly appreciate it.    
Jul 25, 2017
Ep9: Dr. Ana Dougherty - The Yoga Dentist
                Dr. Ana Dougherty is a practicing Dentist in San Antonio, Texas.  But she’s not just any regular Dentist.  She's the Yoga Dentist!  Known for her Yoga videos on YouTube and her Yoga CE course, Dr. Dougherty is on a mission to spread the benefits of Yoga to Dentists everywhere.   Ana joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from her love of Brazilian cheese bread to her struggles as a Vegetarian trying to eat at Brazilian Churrascarias. Notes of Interest: The Nifty Thrifty Dentist CE Event - Dr. Ana Dougherty is originally from Brazil and grew up in Florida Ana has been practicing Yoga for over 8 years She practices with her husband Larry at Rolling Oaks Dentistry She recently taught a Yoga CE course at the Texas Dental Association Meeting Her goal is to reach more Dentists with her Yoga CE courses Download this episode Links from the show: "Couples Retreat" yoga scene- "How to take Yoga Photos on Instagram" Awaken with JP - Yoga Dentist Childs Pose- Yoga Dentist Camel Pose- Yoga Dentist Cat and Cow Pose-   Acknowledgments "Couples Retreat" is property of Universal Pictures "How to take Yoga Photos on Instagram" is property of Awaken with JP No copyright infringement intended.
Jul 12, 2017
Ep8: Dr. Desiree Walker - The Ninja Dentist


Dr. Desiree Walker is a dentist from North Carolina who competed on American Ninja Warrior in 2015. Dr. Walker is the real deal and has worked really hard to get her fitness to where she is today. She is a big advocate of the importance of exercise for dental professionals to maintain a long and healthy career.  Listen as Dr. Walker talks to Glenn and Vinh about her journey to be on American Ninja Warrior, what the future entails for her and how can she help Vinh get in shape.

Notes of Interest:

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Fake Chris Rock makes an appearance

Dr. Desiree Walker competed on American Ninja Warrior in 2015

Dr. Walker talks about how she has converted a gym in her dental practice to train for American Ninja Warrior

She is working on making workout videos for dental professionals

Dr. Walker will try out for American Ninja Warrior again in the near future

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Jun 27, 2017
Ep7: Jonathan VanHorn - The Dental Accountant
          Jonathan VanHorn is an accountant. But he's more than just a mild mannered accountant. Mr. VanHorn is the founder of DentistMetrics. A company with the sole mission of helping Dental professionals navigate the perilous waters of the American tax code while saving them money! Jonathan VanHorn joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from his love of cargo shorts to his disdain for the movie "The Accountant" Notes of Interest:
  • Please visit our sponsor Dental Card Services Alliance and mention our podcast
  • Special shout-out to the stars of our new segment, "Ask a Kid About Dentistry" - Thank you Kylie, Jackson, My Linh, and Van Paul!
  • A special thanks for the parents that allowed the kids to participate - Dr. Glenn Vo, Dr. Susan Tran, Dr. Tory McFarlin, and Dr. Thu McFarlin
  • Here is the picture of Alan Mead that Kylie and Jackson looked at.
  • DentistMetrics aims to completely automate and outsource the bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax portion of the dentist’s business.
  • Jonathan VanHorn discusses the "gray" area of travel expense write-offs, writing off adult beverages, and other business expenses.
  • Mr. VanHorn gives his review of the movie "The Accountant"
  • Fake Hulk Hogan makes an appearance
  • Nifty Thrifty Dental Deal of the Week: Free consultation with DentistMetrics and $1000 off new account set-up - Mention Nifty Thrifty Dentists for discount
Download this episode   Links from the Show: Dentist Metrics Website - Jonathan VanHorn's Favorite Cargo Shorts - Official Movie Page for The Accountant -   Acknowledgments: The Simpsons is property of 20th Century Fox Television Parks and Recreation is property of NBC Universal Television Silicon Valley is property of HBO Entertainment No copyright infringement intended.
Jun 20, 2017
Ep6: Dr. Milad Shadrooh - The Singing Dentist
              Dr. Milad Shadrooh is a Dentist from the United Kingdom who rose to fame with his viral music videos.  He has parodied songs from Ed Sheeran to Pharrell Williams and adds a Dental twist to these songs.  Known to many as the “Singing Dentist,” Dr. Shadrooh joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss how his videos has helped him reach a whole new group of patients.  He also discusses random topics ranging from his hypnotic eye brows to his love for the hip hop hit “Informer” by Snow. Notes of Interest:
  • A Chinese man had his penis freed from a tiny wrench last week by some Dentists after getting it stuck for nearly a day. Read about it here -
  • Dr. Zhou, one of the Dentists that worked on the case above, stops by to explain the whole experience
  • Dr Milad Shadrooh, aka The Singing Dentist, is the Principal Dentist and Owner at Chequers Dental in Basingstoke
  • His viral videos were created out of fun and never intended to be marketing pieces
  • Shadrooh grew up in a musical home and has spent most of his life involved in music
  • His father advised him to pursue a career in Dentistry because it was more stable than music
  • Shadrooh’s favorite procedures to do are ortho cases and yes, he does sing for his patients
  • Fake Captain Jack Sparrow makes an appearance

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Jun 12, 2017
Ep5: Dr. Kenny Wilstead - To Hell and Back
              Dr. Kenny Wilstead is a General Dentist who recently posted on Dental Hacks Nation about his horrible experience dealing with the DEA.  His story is a cautionary tale that applies to all Dental professionals.  He joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss how a series of mishaps led to a felony drug charge and how he was able to overcome this life changing event.   Notes of Interest:
  • is Dentistry’s newest job board and community.  Created by Dr. Nathan Ho, this site is currently under construction but the Facebook site is up and running.
  • Glenn and Vinh were so moved by Dr. Wilstead’s story that they changed up their normal format to bring Dr. Wilstead’s unimaginable story
  • In 2014, Dr. Kenny Wilstead was charged with prescription drug fraud and went through a year and half battle to clear his name
  • Using his own experience as an example, he recommends not talking to law enforcement without legal representation.
  • Dr. Kenny Wilstead hopes Dentists can learn from his experience and avoid the mistakes he made when dealing with prescription drugs

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Jun 06, 2017
Ep4: Dana Pardue Salisbury - Dental Mystery Shopping Queen
              Dana Pardue Salisbury is the Chief Operations Officer for Classic Practice Resources and the daughter of renown dental consultant Sandy Pardue.  She joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss how offices can save money by training their staff more effectively and how “mystery shopping” calls can expose deficiencies in a practice.  Mrs. Salisbury also discusses random topics ranging from crawfish/beer and to whether she would shave her head to become 25% smarter. Notes of Interest:
  • Dr. Ryan Swain, founder of Six Months Smiles, makes an appearance to discuss his feelings about being banned from multiple Dental Facebook groups
  • Dr. Swain also discusses a recent Facebook post about debt and how it is an epidemic in the dental community
  • Classic Practice Resources is the industry leader in Dental consulting and their two seminars (Spice Up Your Practice and Academy for Scheduling Excellence) have helped Dentists worldwide
  • Mrs. Salisbury states that most offices are hemorrhaging their marketing dollars due to inadequate training to meet the influx of new patients
  • Classic Practice Resources offers “mystery shopping” calls to all clients to help eliminate deficiencies and improve staff performance
  • Nifty Thrifty Dental Deal of the Week - $200 off tuition for Spice Up Your Practice of Academy for Scheduling Excellence seminars. Use promo code “Nifty”
  • Fake President Donald Trump makes an appearance

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  Links from the Show Classic Practice Resources  – Spice Up Your Life and Academy for Scheduling Excellence Registration -     Acknowledgments: The Marathon Man is property of Paramount pictures Seinfeld is property of Sony Pictures Television No copyright infringement intended.  
May 28, 2017
Ep3: Elijah Desmond RDH - Smiling at Sea
              Elijah Desmond RDH is a Dental Hygienist turned Dental Entrepreneur.  He is the CEO of Smiles at Sea, a continuing education event set in a relaxing resort style atmosphere.  He joins Glenn and Vinh to talk about how Dental professionals can save money and reward their teams at CE events.  Mr.  Desmond also discusses random topic ranging from pizza flavored prophy paste and Dorito flavored Mountain Dew. Notes of Interest:
  • In 1936, Holistic Dentist Dr. Weston Price releases a study linking the prevention/arrest of dental caries with a diet high in unpasteurized milk and organ meats
  • Link to Dr. Price’s study -
  • Dr. Christopher Keener, an alleged research partner of Dr. Price, makes an appearance to discuss this monumental study
  • Elijah Desmond’s goal for Smiles at Sea is to provide a light hearted CE event that promotes team building
  • Mr. Desmond started his entrepreneurial journey by creating a candy selling business as a kid.
  • Nifty Thrifty Dental Deal of the Week - $50 off any CE event and a FREE ticket to the Whitening Ball at the Smiles at Sea CE event.  Use promo code – “Glenn”
  • Fake Stephen A. Smith makes an appearance
Links from the Show Smiles at Sea -   Download this episode       Acknowledgments: Step Brothers is property of Sony pictures Parks and Recreation is property of NBC Universal Television “Started from the Bottom” is property of Cash Money Records No copyright infringement intended.
May 22, 2017
Ep 2: Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah – The Dental Yoda

Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah is a tenured professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry and is a trainer for OSHA and HIPAA protocols.  He joins Glenn and Vinh to talk about how to save money in your dental practice by not overdoing personal protective equipment and also the dangers of keeping up with the “Dental Joneses.”   Dr. Puttaiah also discusses random topics ranging from ghost peppers to rectal exams.

May 15, 2017
Ep 2: Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah - The Dental Yoda
May 15, 2017
Ep 1: Dr. Alan Mead - The Accidental Nifty Thrifty Dentist
                Dr. Alan Mead joins Glenn and Vinh to talk about how he saved money in his Dental practice, his interest in Equine Dentistry, his never ending struggle with shrieking patients who can not open wide enough, and whether he would fight 100 chickens or one human sized one. Notes of Interest:
  • Alan Mead has been dubbed “The Accidental Nifty Thrifty Dentist” by Glenn and Vinh because he stumbled onto some great deals for his Dental Practice and Home
  • Consider buying a “fixer-upper” practice rather than a “Taj Mahal” to save money and get out of debt quicker
  • Being at the right place at the right time is sometimes the key to getting a great deal. Just make sure you have the capital to take advantage of that great deal
  • Dentotemp by Itena Dental is the best bang for your Dental buck (Nifty Thrifty Dental Deal of the Week) – Buy 2 get 1 free from DC Dental
  • Alan Mead recently released a new podcast, “The Alan Mead Experience”
  • Fake Adam Sandler leaves us a message
Links from the Show Dentotemp special offer from DC Dental - The Alan Mead Experience – The Dental Hacks Podcast -

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May 08, 2017