July 11, 2024

157. The Future of Dentistry: Technology, Time, and Patient Care – Millennial Dentist Podcast

In this episode, Kirk Behrendt and I  talked about my story of becoming a key figure in dental education through my podcast. I discuss the importance of understanding patient perspectives and making informed treatment presentations. Emphasizing the need for dentists to avoid projecting their value systems onto patients and to respect individual financial situations. This approach not only fosters trust but also helps in presenting comprehensive dentistry without pressuring for high case acceptance rates. 

@02:33 Who is Sully Sullivan?

@06:00 How the new generation of dentists will change the game.

@10:00 Increasing production to earn more.

@19:09 Training the team to be patient-centric.

@28:36 Millennial business tips.

Who is Dr. Sully Sullivan?

Dr. Sully is a fourth-generation dentist from Nashville, Tn. After receiving his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Tennessee, he moved back to Nashville to practice with his father. By continuing to invest in his education through adult orthodontics, soft tissue grafting, dental implants, third molar extractions, and obstructive sleep apnea, he helped double his practice in just 24 months.

As a millennial, he truly believes in working smarter not harder, which has led him to utilize technology to not only deliver better patient care but more efficient care. Dr. Sullivan regularly uses CEREC, 3D imaging with Galileos, 3D printing, and multiple lasers. In addition to his practice, he started the Millennial Dentist Podcast in February of 2017 to help push his fellow colleagues to take their dental careers to the next level. Dr. Sully lectures around the country on cone beam technology, cad/cam dentistry, obstructive sleep apnea, and practice management. He is also an ambassador for the 3D-Dentist teaching facility in Raleigh, NC.

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