There’s nothing wrong with outsourcing. But, the Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest privately held dental laboratories on earth doesn’t see it as the * only * workable model for general dentists. “We at Glidewell don’t believe in outsourcing; it doesn’t work with our model. General dentists outsource a lot of business to other people. It’s the way the industry is structured and there’s nothing wrong if that’s how you choose to run your practice,” said the company’s COO Greg Minzenmayer. “But for the dentists who would like expand and get involved in these other areas, I would like to see the barriers brought down.” Minzenmayer gets into more detail in his discussion with Chuck Cohen during the latest Benco Dental Driving Dentistry Forward podcast.
“There’s a faction within dentistry who really like to keep things mysterious and complicated and scary…I’d like to see us break through the fog, break through the mystery and break it down to deliverable tasks dentists can learn to expand their business.” Greg Minzenmayer, Chief Operating Officer at Glidewell Dental

Breaking through the mystery

For the past five decades, Glidewell Laboratories, with founder Jim Glidewell, 75, at the helm, has innovated in every aspect of dentistry— to empower practitioners with laboratory services, technology and education. Glidewell’s trusted aide-de-camp, Mizenmayer, has been second in command for nearly 15 years. He joined the company in 2006 as director of implant business development, bringing more than a decade of industry experience with him. He became COO in 2010 and is responsible for Glidewell Labs’ daily operations and system improvements. Minzenmayer managed the 2010 launch of Glidewell’s popular BruxZir solid zirconia crowns and recently unveiled the Zeramex XT, a two-piece metal-free ceramic implant that provides highly lifelike esthetics for anterior and thin tissues. Find out how they plan to use artificial intelligence at the company’s new 25,000 square foot R&D facility in Irvine, California, and learn what implant placement and sleep dentistry have in common. Listen to Benco’s latest Driving Dentistry Forward podcast:

After viewing this videocast, you’ll know…

  • why you don’t have to be on an R&D team to earn six patents,
  • how an “all-in” gamble made one COO nervous but gave numerous dentists confidence to change, and
  • which mistake many leaders make in their first position of authority… and how to avoid it.

Want to hear from Dentistry’s Most Influential People?

Every other Thursday on the Driving Dentistry Forward podcast and videocast, hosts Rick Cohen and Chuck Cohen will converse with thought leaders accelerating change across dentistry, healthcare, business and media. Among their first guests: Incisal Edge 32 Most Influential People in dentistry.
Every other Thursday, hosts Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen welcome top influencers in the world of dentistry to share the moments that shaped their careers, changed their outlooks and inspired them to action. Where better to begin than with Incisal Edge magazine’s 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry, including international dentists, industry icons, legislators and legends. Graham, ranked among the Top 10 of those influencers, has served as a gubernatorial appointee for two Maryland governors; worked for a U.S. Senator from Maryland; a Maryland Congressman; and a Maryland state representative. He retired as a Commander in the United States Navy, following his service in Iraq. Don’t want to miss an episode? We’ll post a new interview every other week, so subscribe today by visiting this link: Join Benco Dental Managing Directors and Founders of Incisal Edge magazine Rick Cohen and Chuck Cohen today, and every other Thursday to follow. Tune in today! The post Glidewell’s COO Greg Minzenmayer believes dentists can break through fear. Find out how in today’s #DrivingDentistryForward podcast appeared first on The Daily Floss Blog | Benco Dental.