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The Authentic Dentist
20 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
#40 › Public Shaming in Dentistry and What You Can Do About it
Join Dr. Allison House and Shawn Zajas as they share about the struggle that dentists encounter when faced with unfair 1-star reviews from Google or Yelp. Has the power shifted too much in favor of the patient? If you've been wrongfully reviewed, what are your options? Check out this episode as Allison and Shawn explore these questions and more.
17 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
#39 › Embracing Technology for Success in Dentistry Today
Join Dr. Allison House and Shawn as they discuss the technology you absolutely must embrace in Dentistry today - and enjoy their candid discussion about some of the challenges that come with it.
19 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
#38 › Leadership Lessons from Ted Lasso
Join Dr. Allison House and Shawn Zajas as they explore the value of your team and leadership lessons from the hit show Ted Lasso.
25 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
#37 › Strategic Learning & Goal Setting for 2022
You have goals. Very ambitious goals, not just for this year, but also beyond. How to you not only set out to achieve those goals, but incorporate strategic learning paths to set yourself up for sustainable success in your career. Listen as Dr. Allison House and Shawn Zajas share insights on how to set and achieve goals that are worth pursuing - so you can climb the right mountain that has both success and fulfillment.
26 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
#36 › The Alchemist Dentist: Dr Jessica Metcalfe - Special Interview: Why Cost of Dentistry Shouldn't be Mental Health
In this episode of The Authentic Dentist podcast, join Dr. Allison House and Shawn Zajas as they interview special guest Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, who is The Alchemist Dentist. Listen and get inspired as Dr. Metcalfe shares her story of burnout and depression as a dentist that eventually led her to create The Alchemist Dentist, which is on a mission to empower dentists to overcome the challenges of burnout, perfectionism and depression.
19 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
#35 › How to Avoid Burnout in Dentistry
Dr. Allison House and Shawn Zajas discuss not only how to avoid burnout, but also how to recognize if you are headed for burnout in your personal and professional life. Enjoy this candid and vulnerable discussion about a challenge that all of us achievers have to learn to overcome.
19 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
#34 › Where The Heart Is - w/ Special Guest Steve Anderson
In this episode of The Authentic Dentist, Shawn and Allison have a special guest on the show – Allison’s long-time friend and mentor, Steve Anderson. Steve helps kickstart practices and guides practice owners on how to be the best at what they do! Listen in as Allison and Shawn talk with Steve and pick his brain on this episode of The Authentic Dentist podcast.
18 minutes | May 3, 2021
#33 › The Power Of Change
Implementing change of any kind, whether it be new software, a new profession, or even a new lifestyle can be slow, painful, and daunting. However, not allowing yourself to grow and change can be detrimental to your success. In this episode of The Authentic Dentist podcast, Shawn and Dr. House talk about how change can be scary, but how vital it is to your practice’s growth. Listen to their real stories about how they were faced with decisions to either change or remain the same, and how their decisions took them to new heights!
18 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
#32 › How To Level Up Personally & Professionally
What does it take to level up personally and professionally? How important is coaching to you and your practice? We all have gifts and strengths that we can play on and excel at. However, it takes focus, effort and discipline. Having a coach who is 30 levels higher than you in a specific area is incredibly valuable, whether it’s in the realm of marriage, finances, physical health, or anything else. What does it look like to be coached? What does it look like to be a coach? Join Shawn and Dr. House today as they talk about their personal experiences with coaching and how much it has benefited them on this episode of The Authentic Dentist!
21 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
#31 › What We Can Learn From Tom Brady Pt. 2
In the last episode, Shawn and Allison talk about how Tom Brady cultivated the right mental attitude, and how he focused on key fundamentals which contributed to his success. In this episode, Shawn and Allison talk about how he brings these same traits to his team. When his team was in conflict with each other, it showed in their performance. After buckling down and taking corrective action, they saw improvement every single time. Tune in today and learn how you can take your office to a whole new level!
18 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
#30 › What We Can Learn From Tom Brady Pt. 1
What are the mindsets, habits and lifestyles of winners? Success leaves clues, and on this episode of The Authentic Dentist, Shawn and Dr. Allison talk about the one and only, the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady! From starting off as a nobody to winning his 7th Superbowl, Tom focused on key fundamentals which launched him to being one of the greatest players in football history – and he’s still going! Learn how you can apply the same principles as Tom Brady in order to take your practice to a whole new level!
21 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
#29 › Focused Finance for 2021
In this episode of The Authentic Dentist, Shawn and Dr. House dive into the importance of tracking finances and understanding profit and loss for your company. It’s important to remember that in order to keep a practice afloat, finances must be utilized efficiently and effectively – and it doesn’t need to be hard! From setting up simple budgets to allocating a certain percentage of profits, Shawn and Dr. House talk about how they manage their finances and how you can too!
36 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
#28 › How To Crush Your Next Annual Meeting
In this special episode of The Authentic Dentist podcast, Shawn and Dr. Allison give you a game plan that you can use to give an outstanding annual team meeting! They discuss 5 things to implement in your meeting, as well as give you real examples from their years of experience! What should you say? How do you approach certain topics? What expectations should you set? Shawn and Allison answer all of these and more in this episode. Listen, learn and lead your practice to greater heights!
22 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
#27 › Dealing With Tragedy - What No One Talks About
How do you remain professional when tragedy happens in your life? Where do you draw the line of communicating with your team or Choosing to still show up to work? Tragedy happens to all of us, regardless of our profession. It’s an unspoken rule that when tragedy strikes, it’s okay to step back and respond to it accordingly. However, when facing tragedy becomes reality to us, we don’t always know the appropriate way to respond even if it seems simple. In this episode of The Authentic Dentist podcast, Shawn and Allison talk about their experiences with tragedy, how they handled their individual circumstances, what they learned, and what they could have done better. Join us today and get an inside glimpse of how real professionals handled real tragedy.
22 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
#26 › The Missing Piece - The Practicality of Unconventional Thinking
In today’s episode of The Authentic Podcast, Shawn Zajas and Dr. Allison House, DMD, talk about “The Missing Piece”, what that looked like in their lives, and what it might look like in yours. The events of 2020 caused many people to step up in ways that they never had to before, which proved to be beneficial in many ways. From a simple code saving 10 hours a week to picking up extra administrative work outside of the typical Dental Professional’s job, Shawn and Allison talk about how excited people were to step into new responsibilities. In order for a muscle to grow, it must undergo stress. 2020 has been a year full of unbelievable stress. Now we are beginning to see unbelievable growth.
20 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
#25 › One Decision Away from Crushing It - Lessons from a World Class Athlete
In this episode of The Authentic Dentist, Allison shares a story of her friend, Jessica. Jessica is a world-class athlete who was invited to go to the Colorado Olympic Weightlifting Training Center. Along the way, she was faced with a choice; she had to decide if she was going to just be a fan of the other world-class athletes there or if she was going to become one herself. The story tells of a shift in mindset, and how crucial it was for her to decide before she became. Shawn and Allison dive into the power of decision and how crucial it is to see success in any area of life, particularly in the realm of dentistry. From running Track and Field to stepping into the role of presidency for the Arizona Dental Association, they discuss how making a decision led them to see greater success and share their stories of the journey along the way.
19 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
#24 › Bounce Back into 2021 - 3 Ways to Prepare Your Practice for the New Year
Dr. Allison House and Shawn Zajas are back with another noteworthy episode. In this episode, they discuss the three things you can do to prepare for an extraordinary 2021. Write a patient letter. Include oral care regimens related to overall health and immunity. Start gathering data for your 1st of year meeting. What kind of things do you want to do for your practice to grow it? Take time to reflect on how you can be at your best. What are some little things you can do on a daily basis that will make you feel healthy? Amidst a pandemic, it can be difficult to stay motivated and easy to lose sight of what’s important and necessary to have a successful practice. Shawn and Allison talk about how to take adversity and turn it into a productive asset, as well as the importance of your health and how it directly affects your performance and practice.
33 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
#23 › Making It Happen - Creating Value in Dentistry: Guest Interview with Tonya Lanthier from Dental Post
Right now more than ever, dental professionals have found themselves at a crossroad. Is this the time to keep moving forward and doing business-as-usual, or amidst this current pandemic, is the timing right for a career pivot? Join Allison and Shawn as they interview Tonya Lanthier, founder of DentalPost, and hear her remarkable journey from Hygienist to Founder of an employment staffing company with nationwide impact in Dentistry. Learn from Tonya as she shares about her early childhood and the events that shaped her to be the influencer that she is today. Also, tune in as she shares the mindset necessary to create value in Dentistry today! For more information about what Tonya does, visit https://www.dentalpost.net/.
22 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
#22 › What Does Authenticity Look Like?
If you ever struggle with feeling like you aren't enough or feeling the tendency to hide or be timid about your strengths - chances are you could grow in authenticity! Join Allison and Shawn as they explore what authenticity is and why it's the most important strategy for success in your dental practice today!
19 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
#21 › Capitalizing on the Recent Shifts in Dentistry
In this episode Allison and Shawn share how to find the new opportunities that exist because of the recent shifts in Dentistry. Not only will discovering these areas for growth help your practice thrive, but they will also equip you personally with mindsets to overcome any challenging situation or season.
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