The Dental Student Podcast
The Dental Student Podcast
Onni Franco DMD
What's up Everybody! It's the Dental Student Podcast! Tune in to join Onni Franco as he takes you behind the scenes of real dental school/residency experiences, gives out true and tried advice, and exposes you to dental students' unfiltered takes on life. DSP was the first podcast put on by dental students. The goal of the podcast to be a source of information for pre-dental students, dental students, residents, and even newly graduated dentists who may not have otherwise been exposed to varying perspectives and topics that are at the forefront of millennial dentists. Dentist Podcast. Dentistry Podcast. Dental Student.
074: Partnering with the Right Dental Lab with Arlen, the CCO of Specialty Appliances
Join me on the latest episode of our podcast where we delve into the world of dental labs and the crucial factors to consider when choosing the right one for your practice. In this episode, we're uncovering the essentials: ✅Customer Service, Accuracy, Quality, Technical Support, Innovation, Warranty, & Guarantee Plus, I'll be sharing my personal experiences with Specialty Appliances. Learn about their founding story, mission, and why they're at the forefront of innovation.
Apr 23
19 min
073: Location, Location, Location with Mike Green from Doctor Demographics
Dive into the world of dental acquisitions with our latest episode featuring Mike Green with Doctor Demographics, the renowned demographics specialist! 🌟 Join us as we unravel the intricacies of practice location selection and demographic analysis in our quest to master dental acquisitions. In this episode, Mike Green shares his expertise from years of experience in understanding the ever-evolving landscape of dental demographics. From identifying optimal practice locations to predicting patient population trends, Mike offers invaluable insights that are essential for success in the competitive realm of dental acquisitions. Tune in as we explore: 📍 The significance of demographics in practice location selection 📊 Key demographic indicators to consider when evaluating practice opportunities 🔍 Strategies for conducting thorough demographic analysis 💡 Tips for leveraging demographic data to maximize practice growth and profitability
Apr 19
25 min
072: An Introduction to the Dental Acquisition Series
ACQUISITION SERIES IS FINALLY HERE! We have been working behind the scenes for the last 12 months to bring you this content. Tune in to find out our line-up for this acquisition series. We will be hosting seasoned practitioners and industry experts, as each episode delves into a specific aspect of the acquisition process, offering invaluable insights and expert tips. Whether you're a recent dental graduate exploring ownership opportunities or currently going through the acquisition process, we’ve got you covered! From understanding financial and legal considerations to evaluating practice values and negotiating deals, we cover it all. Explore topics like due diligence, integration strategies, lending, staff retention, marketing, partnering with the right dental lab, and maximizing growth post-acquisition. Join us through this series, as we empower you to make informed decisions and navigate the world of dental acquisitions with confidence.
Apr 19
9 min
071: How to Develop and Manufacture a Product with Dr. Cetta
Have you ever had a moment where you thought, "I wish there was a better way to do this"? Well, imagine having that thought and then actually creating a game-changing product that benefits the industry. That's exactly what Dr. Cetta did in the field of orthodontics. In this episode of DSP, Dr. Cetta takes us on a thrilling journey as he shares his experience of inventing a dental product that has the potential to transform the way dentists operate. From the initial idea to the final product, he walks us through each step of the process, revealing the challenges he faced and the breakthroughs he made along the way.
Jul 10, 2023
36 min
070: Finding the Perfect Practice: Deciding between Solo and Multi-Doc Models with Dr. Amanda Spitz
Join us for an engaging conversation with pediatric dentist, Dr. Amanda Spitz, as she shares her valuable insights on the intriguing topic of Solo-Doctor versus Multi-Doctor practices in dentistry. With firsthand experience in both models, Dr. Spitz offers a unique perspective on the pros and cons of each approach. Tune in to discover the nuances and intricacies of these dental practice models in a lively and thought-provoking discussion. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from a seasoned dental professional!
Apr 3, 2023
34 min
069: How to Prepare For a Job Interview? with Calli and Cole
Calli and Cole join us on the show to discuss tips and tricks that help set you apart from the pack when applying for a job! They tell us the top characteristics offices are looking for, high-yield questions asked during the interview, and some qualities and traits that they see first-hand in successful doctors.
Feb 28, 2023
42 min
068: 3 biggest mistakes when hiring a dental associate with Dr. Killeen
In this episode, you will discover the 3 biggest mistakes owner doctors make when hiring a dental associate. This is valuable information for dental students or residents looking for a job and will teach you how to spot red flags with potential future employment options. Dr. Addison Killeen discusses what you can do as a dental student to separate yourself from other applicants! . Want to read more? Check out to get a copy of The Dental Office Marketing Manual. You can also find them on Amazon!"
Jan 23, 2023
28 min
067: The 4 biggest decisions YOU will have to make as a dentist! With Dr. Paul Goodman
Dr. Paul Goodman from Dentist Job Connect joins DSP to shed some light on the 4 biggest decisions you will make as a dentist. He shares some valuable lessons regarding getting a job, purchasing a practice, hiring an associate, and selling your practice. Dr. Goodman coaches dentists through all 4 of these decisions and discusses real-world experiences associated with each stage. Tune in to learn from others' successes and failures!   Looking for a Job? Submit your CV/Resume for FREE!  
Dec 19, 2022
30 min
066: Essential Tips for Dental Marketing with Dr. Addison Killeen
Dr. Killeen has literally written the book on dental marketing! We discuss the basics when it comes to building a marketing plan for your business. Dr. Killeen goes over the steps you need to take before marketing your practice, branding & logos, online presence & SEO, internal vs. external marketing, and tracking your return on investments.  . Want to read more? Check out to get a copy of The Dental Office Marketing Manual. You can also find them on Amazon!"
Nov 28, 2022
40 min
065: 5 things you need to know before graduation with Edward Dennis, MBA
Edward Dennis is a Financial Advisor specialized in the dental industry. In this episode, he sheds light on five important topics, including insurance, emergency savings, understanding your credit score and ways to improve, retirement accounts (Roth IRAs), contract offers, and understanding the difference between 1099 & W2 employment arrangement. Tune in to set yourself up for success!
Nov 14, 2022
36 min
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