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EP54 Publishing Your First Book with Dr. Karl Walker-Finch

In this episode, Mike speaks with Dr. Karl Walker-Finch, Owner of Smiles in Tandem – a private dental practice in Huddersfield, UK.

It’s almost been 1 year since Karl took over the practice and he’s just launched his book – In The Loupe – The Secrets to Finding a Passion in Dentistry, so we thought it was a perfect time to get him back on the podcast.

Highlights from this episode include:

✅ Karl tells us what the book is about and what inspired him to write it
✅ He singles out his favourite chapters
✅ We discuss which chapter was most brutal to write and why
✅ Karl tells us about Confidential and the work they do to support dentists
✅ We get an update on what’s been happening at Smiles in Tandem since the last podcast
✅ Karl discusses how the transition to Dentally from Software of Excellence went
✅ He talks about how he’s managed to retain the original dental team
✅ Karl explains his hiring process for new team members
✅ We talk about the Cerec same-day crowns workflow and how it has impacted his business

At the end of the episode, Karl shares their number one piece of advice for anyone considering buying or starting their own dental practice.

If you have any questions for Karl, then get in touch:

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This episode is brought to you by PatientBoost – The Business & Marketing Growth Consultancy for Dental Practices.

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If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience of growing a dental practice, the we’d love to get you on the podcast as a guest!

We’re especially interested in speaking with established practice owners, dental marketers, business consultants, and associate dentists who want to own their own practice one day.

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