Episode #110 - Live From Seattle Study Club Symposium with Dr. Brian Schroder, Dr. Robert Ritter, Dr. Joshua Austin
This is a very special edition of the Best Practices Show. We are at the Seattle Study Club Symposium in Palm Springs at the La Quinta. It is incredibly gorgeous, and I have an amazing team of experts here today. This is the 25th anniversary of the symposium and some of the best clinicians in the world are here. If you haven't been to the symposium, you should definitely check it out.
I have three very special friends and guests today. Dr. Joshua Austin practices in San Antonio, Texas and loves how special the symposium is. Dr. Brian Schroder Has a practice in San Antonio, Texas, and he is the director of The Alamo Collaborative Dental Forum. Dr. Robert Ritter has a practice in Jupiter, Florida. He has been coming to the Seattle Study Club for 10 years. Today, we share a small portion of our symposium experience with you.
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[01:42] Dr. Joshua Austin practices in San Antonio, Texas. He says that everything about this event is special. There is no better continuing education. There is a vision behind the way this great Symposium is put together.
[02:33] Dr. Brian Schroder Has a practice in San Antonio, Texas and he is the director of The Alamo Collaborative Dental Forum. He likes the Seattle Study Club concept so much that as a general dentist, he took over the directorship of a club.
[02:45] The concept is very special it's based on excellence and relationships. It's also based on friendships when you come to these meetings you get to catch up with people that you haven't seen in awhile.
[03:06] The phenomenal clinical education is special to Dr. Brian Schroder, but one of the things that has stood out to him is the non-clinical education. We focus so much on the clinical aspect of dentistry when we need a lot of help in the non-clinical aspects.
[03:47] Dr. Robert Ritter has a practice in Jupiter, Florida. He has been coming to the Seattle Study Club for 10 years.
[04:41] Dr. Ritter explains how dentists need help with the acquisition and business phase of dentistry.
[04:45] Dental business is a challenging environment and the Seattle Study Club provides that business acumen that we need.
[04:56] A lot of other meetings don't have all of the components that this Symposium has.
[05:09] The Symposium is like going on a cruise and whatever you want to learn can be done for you here.
[05:21] There is also so much willingness to share information here at the symposium. There are so many knowledgeable people in the industry that are willing to share without judgment.
[05:56] If you want to know something about one procedure or one idea that person is usually here, and you can ask them right to their face.
[06:32] It's great to be together and get to see the people that we actually interact with.
[07:03] How Dentistry can be incredibly lonely. Collaboration is key for improved outcomes.
[07:51] The element of sharing works incredibly well at making you perform better and feel better.
[08:30] The philosophy of utilizing specialists. Collaboration among specialist and getting everyone involved is great as well.
[09:29] Dentists can't really do everything themselves. There is no point in being the master dentist and not including anyone else in your life. Dentistry is so much more complex now.
[09:58] The future of dentistry is going to be a multi-specialty group practice. There is no way a solo practitioner could afford all of the things that you are going to need in the future.
[12:35] To avoid being in some type of DSO, you could build some type of group practice structure.
[13:04] We need to accept responsibility to seek out mentors and work collaboratively.
[14:08] There are mentors everywhere at the Seattle Study Club.
[15:01] Barriers for young dentists joining the Seattle Study Club include the time and maybe the money.
[16:33] Parents need to get over the guilt of not being with their kids every minute.
[18:09] It really comes down to building a better life for your family and also filling your tank so you can be a better person.
[19:46] Seattle Study Club is an investment and you get a huge return on your investment coming here.
[20:44] It's nerve-wracking speaking in front of the best dentists in the world, but the key is to talk about what you know.
[22:08] If you're thinking about coming to the symposium, do it now.
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