Smile Source Radio



Dr Lance Timmerman shares the ins and outs of Smile Source, the member benefits and the vendor partners. Also spotlighted are the key players that help shape Smile Source as it grows. Smile Source: Get the benefits of a group practice while remaining fiercely independent.


  • Mike Maroon Heads to the Exchange

    10/04/2019 Duration: 15min

    Just in time for his flight to Dallas, Mike Maroon shares his thoughts on the upcoming Exchange and his "Virtual Member Meeting".  

  • Joshua Austin: The Smile Source Interference

    03/04/2019 Duration: 26min

    You have seen his column in Dental Economics.  He has mocked your Yelp reviews.  But who IS Joshua Austin, DDS?  Nobody cares, but here's his story anyway.... Be sure to register for the Smile Source Exchange, April 11-13  (if you don't, you're a loser)

  • Elijah Desmond at the Exchange

    30/03/2019 Duration: 22min

    So, the Smile Source Exchange is coming up.  Do you have tickets?  Click here so you aren't a loser. Elijah Desmond will be sharing the main stage this year, but who IS he?  If you don't know, then you should find out.... Listen to Dr Lance Timmerman as he asks the "hard hitting questions".... He can be reached at:  

  • Episode 24: Merging Practices

    15/11/2018 Duration: 23min

    How do you handle a practice merger?  What if a current staff member drama threatens a SWEET deal?  Mike DiTolla MC's a mastermind group that discusses this very issue.   For more info on Smile Source, click

  • Episode 23: Mike DiTolla on Peer Mastermind Groups

    18/10/2018 Duration: 35min

    Smile Source Radio is back!  In this episode, Mike DiTolla talks about dental school debt (did you know dental school debt is costliest higher education program?).  Mike shares some details about Smile Source’s Peer Mastermind groups.  Smile Source is more than a buying group (the best one out there), with fantastic CE and group support in a confidential setting, both personal AND professional.    This episode is a REAL conversation/group discussion with a member talking about the work/life balance, complicated with interactions with a partner that may not be spending as much time on the practice.  This is an actual mastermind interaction with input from peers, helping out a member.

  • Birdeye with Dr Len Tau

    13/12/2016 Duration: 37min

    Dr Lent Tau joins Lance Timmerman to talk about marketing and reputation management.  With social media becoming so powerful, it affects every practice.  Despite some not wanting to "bother", our reputation takes work to manage.  While many companies offer ways to get reviews, perhaps simply asking for "feedback" is better? To contact Birdeye for more info: To contact Len directly: or to call the old fashioned way: 610-733-2473

  • Mike Maroon talks end of year planning

    15/11/2016 Duration: 21min

    Dr Mike Maroon joins us again and shares how his monthly webinars allow him to stay connected with his Smile Source group despite the distances, and also talks about how he ends his year to plan for the future. Links to subjects discussed: The Richardson Group

  • Take control of your marketing with 4M Software!

    05/09/2016 Duration: 59min

    Rustin Savarese from 4M Software joins Tom Hedge and Lance Timmerman to talk about his dashboard, a method to track ALL marketing, not just web sites.  With an affordable package, offices can take control of their practice growth and allocate energy where it SHOULD go.   Contact Russ directly at and his website is    More about Smile Source: 

  • Smile Source Exchange wrap up with Trevor Maurer

    10/06/2016 Duration: 27min

    After another successful Exchange, Lance Timmerman speaks with Trevor Maurer to review San Antonio and plan for next year in Nashville! Sign up!

  • Dr Chris Bowman says to invest in your team!

    15/05/2016 Duration: 34min

    Charlotte's very own Dr Chris Bowman shares his views on case presentation and office communication (and perhaps someday, marital communication).  An accomplished practice owner and lecturer for Six Month Smiles, he explains how ANY  office can benefit.

  • Gary Takacs shares his views on the state of dentistry and its future!

    14/02/2016 Duration: 01h20s

    Who better to share thoughts on dentistry, its current state, and its future?  A coach that owns their own dental practice!  Gary Takacs is co-owner of Life Smiles Dental Care, where he puts his money where his mouth is!  He shares with Dr Lance Timmerman stories of his career coaching other dentists, and shares how he feels dentists can help themselves moving forward.    Gary will ALSO be a featured speaker at the upcoming Smile Source Exchange in San Antonio, TX on March 16-19, 2016.  Be sure to register early, and ask how you might be able to attend at no charge (free is good, right?). Smile Source would love to show you how to get world class continuing education at a fraction of the normal investment. 888 - 890 - 9990   What is Smile Source©? Get the benefits of a group practice while remaining fiercely independent.

  • Elite Vendor Partner: Burkhart Dental Supply

    30/01/2016 Duration: 18min

    Jerry Reitsma shares how Burkhart Dental Supply is helping Smile Source help independent dentists level the playing field of the competitive world of dental care. Lance Timmerman DMD fights gridlock traffic to hang out on a Friday afternoon at the Tacoma, WA headquarters and get the scoop!   And don't forget the Smile Source Exchange in San Antonio, TX this coming March 16-19.  ZZ Top will be performing to open up the festivities! For less than $100 per day, some tremendous CE (AND beautiful San Antonio!). Click here: The Exchange

  • Dean Hutto DDS speaks on his evolution of a dental practice

    01/01/2016 Duration: 46min

    Happy New Year! Dr Dean Hutto breaks down and shares with Dr Lance Timmerman and Dr Frank Clayton the ugly details of a general practice and why each day should have a 2 drink minimum.  Originally intended to be an episode with a group discussion on technology in a dental office, Dean simply was too compelling to add anyone else.  Enjoy!   And be sure to register for the Smile Source Exchange in San Antonio March 16-19!  You won't want to miss it!

  • Rick Coker DDS Shares DTR with Tekscan

    16/10/2015 Duration: 32min

    Rick Coker DDS joins Lance Timmerman DMD and Wayne Sutton DDS and discusses his use of his T-scan in screening DTR, or discluding time reduction.  Dr Kerstein near Boston taught a small group "on location" at Rick's office and the post course enthusiasm was felt.   For more information about the technology, visit:   And don't forget, the next Smile Source Exchange will be in San Antonio, March 16-20, 2016.   Smile Source: Get the benefits of a group practice while remaining fiercely independent!

  • Mark Murphy DDS explains the MicrO2

    04/10/2015 Duration: 28min

    Dr Mark Murphy with Microdental Lab shares his experience with helping develop the MicrO2 MAD to help treat OSA when people cannot tolerate a CPAP.  He also distributes a decoder ring to understand what all the letters mean.... His experience with the Pankey Instititute lead him to also develop a consulting business, the Funktional Tracker, with his wife (the real brains behind the endeavor).  After lecturing to a group of Smile Source doctors and their educational headquarters in Kingwood, TX he relented to be interviewed by Dr Lance Timmerman.  

  • Tom Hedge DDS shares future for Smile Source Continuing Education

    15/09/2015 Duration: 36min

    Tom Hedge DDS is the director of continuing education for Smile Source LLC, the premiere organization dedicated to preserving independent dentistry.  He shares with Lance Timmerman DMD on his transiiton from ACE to Smile Source and future CE events. He even shares his personal cell phone, 513-884-7017, and email, if you would like further information.   And mark your calendars for the next Exchange, March 16-19, 2016 to hear ZZ Top open the show!

  • Comprehensive Finance Adds Value to Practices

    27/08/2015 Duration: 32min

    Charles Brown shares how financing the profit of procedures with Comprehensive Finance can add value to your practice. Lance Timmerman DMD spends a quick 30 getting the deets!

  • TV Marketing with the Wellness Hour

    06/08/2015 Duration: 36min

    Randy Alvarez from The Wellness Hour speaks with Dr Lance Timmerman DMD about television marketing and how unique dentists can stand out in a crowded marketplace.

  • Dentsply: Elite Vendor Partner with Smile Source

    08/07/2015 Duration: 21min

    Dr Lance Timmerman interviews Keith Clements, Vice President of Sales for DENTSPLY North America, on the partnership with Smile Source and the 4 CE pilots that Dentsply is focusing on.   Smile Source:  Get the benefits of a group practice while remaining fiercely independent.

  • Dr Melissa Zettler Joins Smile Source

    26/06/2015 Duration: 28min

    Dr Melissa Zettler from Savage, Minnesota joins Drs Frank Clayton and Lance Timmerman to talk about how she learned about Smile Source, what influenced her decision to join and her vision of the future.  All three doctors, having met while recording for the Dental Hacks podcast, represent all three kinds of members (long time member, somewhat recent addition, and a member that JUST signed up. Dr Clayton even shares how he asked Delta how to get an onlay covered as a contract benefit (the answer may surprise you).   If you would like to know more about Smile Source and how you can help preserve independent dentistry, download this episode, subscribe, or visit the Smile Source website,   Get the benefits of a group practice while remaining fiercely independent.

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