Time Management Mastery – Podcasts for the Orthodontic Professional 

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably discovered that time is the most valuable resource you have to manage. That’s why anything that helps make better use of time is worth exploring. So with that in mind, today we’re going to talk a little bit about podcasts.

For those of you who haven’t yet dabbled in the world of podcasts, a podcast is nothing more than audio broadcasting on the internet. Podcasts are done by anyone with a microphone and something to say. They can be any length and cover any subject. While they can be supported by corporate entities, they are usually labors of love, done by people who have an interest in a subject.

The Atlantic gave their take on the 50 best podcasts. If you’re looking for a good place to start, this list is great starting point. It gives you some sense of the full breadth of everything out there, and there are some great podcasts on the list, some of which you may be familiar with if you listen to NPR.

We find podcasts are a great way to consume content in our on-the-run society. They’re great for commutes, flying or even when exercising. They’re a great way to multitask when you’re performing simple tasks. You can listen to podcasts from a computer, download them to your iTunes (or whatever music player you use) or you can get a dedicated app for listening.

Today we’re going to recommend three podcasts that might be beneficial to anyone involved in the field of orthodontics. So, with no further ado, let’s jump in.

Your Dental Success with Mike Pedersen is geared towards dentists, but the podcasts contain practice marketing information and ideas that will be valuable to anyone. He’s got a great list of guests that he interviews from all over.

Elevate Orthodontics Podcast is another guest driven podcast. Unlike Your Dental Success, Elevate focuses exclusively on orthodontics. His four-part mission statement for the show is:

  • Connecting listeners with guests who can provide tangible increases in knowledge, judgement and clinical acumen.
  • Providing motivational and inspirational empowerment to enable a proactive style of personal leadership and management.  Stop making excuses and start crushing it.
  • Recognizing the critical importance of “soft skills” while not forgetting the logistical and details that lead to success.
  • Creating a community of engaged listeners and guests leading to rewarding relationships and professional camaraderie.

The Business of Orthodontics is a podcast by the AAO. They describe the show as “Discussions about the business side of orthodontics, legal and risk management issues, practice profitability, marketing and more.” There are two types of shows: updates, which tend to be much more inward focused and regular episodes, which are chock full of actionable and useful information.

Of course, we are only scratching the surface here. There are additional orthodontic podcasts that you can find with a little Google work. It’s really up to you what podcasters resonate with you.

Oh, and please feel free to share what your favorite podcasts are, business and personal!

Suggested additional reading:  The 4:30 Way to Win the Day

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