Testimonials regarding Tuan's advice and course:
The numbers are in! After the first year of Maverick Training (and this does not include Maverick Staff Training which was just recently released), here are the changes for some users from 2014-2015:
Dr. Glenn Vo: "This course will mean something different to everyone but what it meant to me was getting the courage to drop some PPO plans and cutting back on my working days while still increasing production." [Dr. Vo dropped days worked from 6 days including Friday and Saturday to 4 days AND dropped PPOs AND increased production!] View his video testimonial here.
Dr. Peter Bowman: "All right I'll throw in a brag like the other Mavericks. I grew $250,000! I'll keep my total numbers to myself. Many credits directly to Tuan's teachings for that growth. This year's goal is to grow by 37% with the addition of a part-time associate, and increasing implants and possibly short-term ortho. I am looking forward to this. #Gettin'AllMaverickyInHere" UPDATE: " Since joining Maverick in Fall 2014 my practice has grown approx 60%."
Dr. Mark Regenold: "I'm at 900k for the year...[vs] 400k in 2014 (pre-Maverick)." View his testimonial video here and listen to how he says Maverick program saved his family & house or read his written testimonial here.
Dr. Melissa Wendt: " We've doubled production since this time last year. I barely have a chance to breathe. But this is great! This is awesome, this is exactly what I wanted! Thanks, Tuan! I REALLY could not have done this without you!"
Dr. Amrit Burn:" I started the course early last year and just looked at the numbers. 2015 we produced 117k more (20%) than 2014! That's enough to ditch my side gig associateship and go all in. Thanks Tuan!" [Update 1/1/17] "2016 was 12% up from 2015" [Since joining in 2014, Dr. Burn has gone from 600k->~717k->~803k. In 2 years, that is a 203k increase in production!]
Dr. Chris Burton: “[I’ve] bumped my collections from around $40K/month to $60K/month…of all of the money and time I've spent in the last year, Tuan's course was probably the best investment I made.” UPDATE: "Here's my update from Tuan's course. We collected 672K last year, and we're on track to collect somewhere around 775-800K this year." [Update 8/16: We collected 672K last year, and we're on track to collect somewhere around 775-800K this year.]
Dr. Sunny Pahouja: "Alright here we go. Lots of success stories here and I want to share mine. I bought my practice in Jan 2015 so I don't have a comparison to my own numbers. However, I can tell you that my collections in 2015 were 19.47% higher than 2014 collections. 2014 collections were seller's collections. Maverick videos gave me more confidence and I haven't even started a whole lot into staff videos with my staff because I am training them on some other things at this time. I watched some of the staff videos and they are great."
Dr. Russell Schafer: "This course paid for itself very quickly. I'd estimate that the course put an extra 80k in my pocket this year. It moved me from a bottom tier dentist at my DSO (Kool Smiles) to one of the top producers with the happiest patients and parents. Also my staff is happy and productive. " [Update 1/1/17]. Russell has purchased an office and almost doubled the production going from 413k to 801k in 1 year! See his written testimonial here.
Here are some more posts in our private chat group for Mavericks regarding success.
Check out how Dr. Glenn Vo has dropped from 6-4 days and increased production by dropping PPOs and giving himself more production, less work and more quality family time!
"We've been implementing a new hygiene co-diagnoses sheet (as well as a ton of other stuff!) and I think things are going well! We've been at least $1500 over goal every day [after only 10 videos]. Staff is motivated and diagnoses has gone up. We are now tracking case acceptance more closely so we should hopefully see that increase as well. Let's bring on this kicka$$ year! " -- Melissa Wendt DDS
View Dr. Wendt's video testimonial:
"I started this course about 3 months ago. My FD are noticing more crowns scheduled and appointments kept. Production is up about 15%, or about $1200 a day since I started this course." -- Peter Bowman DDS
"Another great experience today....a patient who had initially come in in January, but apparently I did not explain treatment well enough.....she had an $8000 treatment plan.....I really sat down with her today.....went through the treatment again, but also talked this time about staging treatment, breaking it down for her what I thought we needed to do first and how we could work through the whole treatment. Such a huge compliment that she friend requested me on Facebook this afternoon, posted about her wonderful experience, and posted" #best dentist". So super awesome! I'm getting there Tuan!" -- Heather Gentry DDS (hmgentry)
Update from Dr. Amrit Burn: "Along with some marketing starting to pay off, the maverick course has helped me to go from 45k production last April to 120k this April! Best ROI you could imagine!"
Listen to Dr. Burn talk about also taking her treatment plan acceptance rate from 60% to 92%!
"So far, Tuan's advice on these few topics has been very helpful. I like the format of a weekly video, it gives you time to implement one small change at a time. My case acceptance is double this time last year. Work smarter, not harder. Though I have to translate some things into ortho terms, the foundation of effective communication is the same for all of us." -- Amrit Burn DDS MSD
"When I started the course in the last week of October last year I was producing in the mid 30s every month. Last month I produced close to 77k without adding any new clinical procedures or new hi-tech equipment." -- Dr. Mark Regenold
Listen to Dr. Mark Regenold explain how this course has changed his life and taken his office from 33k/month to over 77k/month now!
UPDATE FOR Dr. Regenold. He is going to almost 6 figures/month now! Listen to what he has to say now about his expansion plans!
"A pleasant surprise benefit of the course: I'm actually ENJOYING removable now! I've taken Tuan's lessons in communication and tried to apply them to my patient communication. The area, aside from case acceptance (more on that later), that I've seen the most tangible benefits is with my removable patients. I have my office and I also associate part time still. They are very different. My office is in a high income area with lots of growth, about half FFS half PPO. The office where I associate is in a lower income neighborhood and is about 70% Medicaid, with the difficult patients that come with it. In both offices, I've had a lot of success since starting the Maverick course. Basically I've been really really communicating with my patients, addressing objections before they become objections, and tempering expectations. When I deliver their dentures, my patients have been primed to expect some of the negatives, so they are prepared, and when they don't experience them they are super happy. This is a huge deal for me personally, as I've hated removable since dental school, but I'm actually **gulp** starting to enjoy it. Good stuff!!" -- Ahmed Ezzeldin DDS
"I have learned a lot from the fliegster. [Tuan]" -- 558
"When I posted about my failing startup 3 years ago, Tuan was one of the dentists who took interest. He called me, gave me pointers on treatment planning, communicating, building my staff, etc...this was a totally altruistic move on his part that absolutely helped me turn my practice around. Would it have been worth $6k to me? Sure, the advice netted me hundreds of thousands over the last few years. I run a completely different practice than Tuan. We're a PPO practice in a low to moderate income area. We thrive on hygiene, patient education, and conservative treatment But his advice on leading a team, creating value, communicating great treatment plans....well, it's applicable regardless of your practice vision if you need help in the areas that he's training." -- Petersondmd
"I just opened my startup last December & have high tech, lots of time with patients and am OON/FFS similar to Tuan's office. He has helped me a great deal in the planning & execution of my office as well as my previous experiences to shape the patient experience in my office. I worked in a high volume PPO office last year & produced $1M myself doing all procedures including 3rds, implants, endo & restorative. No compensation for hygiene or x-rays as that was completed by hyg or assistants, just the dental procedures that I actually did & it was exhausting. Before that I worked in a high volume OON/FFS office & learned a lot about communication as well as staff coordination.
I can understand everyone's reluctance to drop $6300 on Tuan's course info however it is an investment in yourself that will pay back very well once you implement the techniques to help patients to understand their current dental condition & how to maintain it or improve it as needed. The reality is that too many dentists follow the skewed advice of others that you will fail & die if you don't do anything but reduced fee dentistry. Tuan is trying to help others see how a different model can work & work well. I am surrounded by chains & lots of competition. A dentist on every corner and after 5 months our NP source drastically changed from postcards to word of mouth. It can be done much easier than many other dentists will lead you to believe. I applaud Tuan for doing this venture & trying to help other established or new grad dentists to enjoy how they will re-invigorate their office or build it from the beginning the way they want it to be.
$6300 is pocket change compared to the boost in income & enjoyment of not running in the rat race." -- clathropdds