March 22, 2020

Episode 36: @DrBrianHarris Pivot points and Flexing.

Dr. Brian Harris



DM him even with 435K followers he checks every message!

Everyone goes through the shift in dentistry where they wonder what they want to do;

for Dr. Harris, it was smile design.

His wife helped him trailblaze an avenue for his social media presence, she said: "if this is what

you like, it's what you should do." Women are wise!


After Dr. Harris started branching out and doing consults via Instagram, People started reaching out

and he started virtual consults which became a very popular way of doing

smile design. His life changed after this as people started organically reaching out

through word of mouth referrals. He found a way to show what he was great at and people responded. He grew his practice

in this way through word of mouth referrals. The success was such that he started Smile Virtual.

Smile Virtual is a certification course where Dr. Harris consults dentists on how exactly to build an online

presence to build the practice that they want using video consultation software that he has created.


Some topics we cover with Dr. Harris' path in dentistry:

- So many dentist's miss out on being social on social media. It gives them a

chance to market to a huge audience of millennials.

- Dr. Brian Harris started giving digital consults for smile construction via Instagram

- His background at Arizona State and grew up in a family of dentists

- The day to day of his dental practice, how he shifted from general dentistry to only doing smile design cases.

- How and why you should always tell a patient if they are not a good fit. You should be honest with a patient if you feel it

won't work out. 

- It's not about the money, but it's about the people, but it’s also about the money.



Dr. Brian Harris leaves us with a powerful message:
"If you have a good idea, it should be explained in 15 minutes. Don’t make it boring as F***."

We felt this was the perfect episode to drop in light of the current global events. It was a perfect depiction of how the world is adapting to a digital approach.
Our generous friends at Dentsply Sirona sponsored this live episode at Voices of Dentistry and feel the same way about going digital and allowing us to connect.
In this episode, we discuss what we ought to be doing and using when treating patients. This episode is dedicated to all the RDH perio slayers working right now.
Perhaps we all have learned lessons about risk management for ourselves and patients.

The product we discussed is the PureVac high volume evacuation system. Perhaps a good addition to your practice.
Here are some great resources to use that discusses how this product reduces aerosols exponentially AND provides a truly ergonomic way to using an HVE very different than the conventional systems.

I like this youtube video that shows how it's used and the benefits of HVE vs. standard suction

Katrina video with PureVac! 

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