I had bounced around, attending seminars and events all over the country, looking for an answer.
My staff was a mess, I had nobody I could rely on, and the stress and bills were piling up higher and higher.
I’m not in a wealthy neighborhood, and over the years many more dentists had started up in my area, including corporate practices and other large insurance-driven “mills”.
At one point, I got so desperate I started to think “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ’em”. I added on a bunch of highly discounted PPO plans. Hello more work for LESS money...
I had no control over what was going on in my practice. I even ended up a bit superstitious about it...
But it didn’t matter if I drove a different way to work, or listened to classic rock n’ roll on the way, or wore "lucky underwear" it still didn’t mean I would have a productive day (I didn’t really think it would, but at that point I was willing to try anything)...
Then one day I ended up speaking with Judy Marcus from Vanguard Dental Management. I was telling her about my situation and rambling on about all my problems (an endless supply).
I thought the barriers to my practice were insurmountable; Judy had a different opinion. At Vanguard they had a real answer for me, a precise system. With over 30 years of successfully helping thousands of practices, many of them just like mine, she'd heard my story before.
It made perfect sense! It wasn’t a new-fangled marketing gimmick, or a cleverly disguised plan to turn my practice into a low-paying insurance dental “factory”, requiring me to add 5 associates and 12 more chairs.
It was a system specifically designed to address every aspect of, and provide workable solutions for, the type of practice I wanted to have:
Productive and profitable, without sacrificing the personal touch and quality of service that is my standard.
I'm Dr. Mike Bender, I've been a dentist for over 30 years, and now... As of last month, I’ve been averaging close to $100,000 in collections and production - for 6 months running! Of that, less than 50% is from insurance.
We learned and implemented an effective marketing program to attract the right type of new patients to my practice.
It’s incredible! We’ve gotten more new patients each month since putting this in place than I saw in YEARS! And they are really quality, wonderful new patients! They can afford the treatment they need, and aren’t totally motivated by insurance.
I no longer constantly hear “I only want to do what my insurance will cover”. I can say with confidence, my practice is not restricted by insurance AT ALL.
On top of that, patients are scheduled properly, recall is done properly, reactivation is working (it is now normal for us to bring back 10+ patients each month we previously thought were long gone).
Really, every aspect of the practice is now being done properly, BY MY STAFF!
In over 30 years of practice, I now have by far the best team I’ve ever had.
Plus, I didn’t have to spend a single cent on travel to train my staff! Not having to spend thousands on flights and hotels was a big relief.
The Vanguard system we learned and implemented in our office is ingenious. It took me on a straight-line path from $16,000 a month to $100,000. And it is so easy to learn and implement.
Spend the 45 minutes to learn the exact steps to putting this in place, and FULLY reaching these goals in as little as 3-6 months.
So... You may have seen invitations before, but here's mine. I'm sponsoring a 45 minute online webinar from Judy Marcus. "Achieving Financial Independence - The Ideal Practice". It's WORTH it. Believe me. That's what we all want right?
Pick a time below that best fits with your schedule, and register for it. All you have to do is enter your information on the right, select a time, and register.
After you register, you'll be directed to a page where (I really recommend it!) you can set up a follow up 1 on 1 appointment with Judy Marcus directly to discuss your practice and goals.
Dr. Mike Bender