Nifty Thrifty Podcast
Have you seen the “Tiny Homes” featured on HGTV? Well, Dr. Anna Cowdin started up Nomad Dental as a mobile dental practice using the “Tiny Home” style! In this small but jam packed episode, Dr. Cowdin shares her amazing story of how she first came up with the idea to now serving patients all around Dallas, TX. She joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from her new Flossy Fix business venture to her absolute disdain for Miniature Golf.
Calvin Wong, is an actor, writer, producer, and an expert in Board Games. Wait. You still don’t know who he is? Well, if you watched Crazy Rich Asians then you’ll recognize him as PT Goh! Peik Lin’s (Awkwafina) brother…..Wye Mun’s (Ken Jeong) son. He had so many funny moments with Constance Wu (Rachel Chu) and literally stole every scene he was in. Calvin joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss topics ranging from the social significance of Crazy Rich Asians to how many times a day fans ask him to do the heart sign from the movie.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.