Matt VanderMolen

Matt
VanderMolen

DDS

Springfield, IL

Matt VanderMolen

Springfield, IL

Dr. VanderMolen received his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Illinois. He then completed a hospital and advanced dental residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was rated as the top Navy dentist in Europe and earned the Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance of duty. He completed his Naval service as a Lieutenant Commander in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. VanderMolen practices in Springfield, IL. He has a team of 30 including two associate doctors. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and he completes over 100 hours of CE each year. He is a self-proclaimed “dental nerd,” and he is passionate about being of service to his patients, to his team, to his community, and to other dentists.

Dr. VanderMolen is a dedicated student of successful business and leadership principles. Combining these principles into his general dental practice creates what he calls, “The Principled Practice.” This type of practice yields excellent growth and profitability while nurturing the team’s personal growth and maintaining optimal patient care.
Dr. VanderMolen enjoys coaching good dentists to become great dentists. Then, he loves to encourage and challenge great dentists to “expand their greatness” for the greater good of all the lives they touch.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
09.21.16 Practice Efficiency Matt VanderMolen The Power and Profitability of Focus: How to Focus and Grow into a “Super Practice”
The Power and Profitability of Focus: How to Focus and Grow into a “Super Practice”

The Power and Profitability of Focus: How to Focus and Grow into a “Super Practice”

Location: Webinar

Research shows the average dentist worked 10% more hours in the past year compared to the previous years. Meanwhile, the American Dental Association reported that average incomes have “decreased significantly for all general practitioners since the peak value of $219,378 in 2005.” While the average practice has suffered with more work for less pay, other practices have actually managed to flourish and grow since 2005! Through the power of focus, the dentists in these flourishing “super practices” profit more and work less hours than the average dentist.

Every dentist works hard in his/her office. If we all put forth 100% effort each day, why do some dentists produce more than others? If dentists are working 10% more hours now than in the past, why is our average income going down? Why is the average dentist producing $350 per hour, while another dentist just down the street is producing two to three times that much?

Course Objectives

  • Focus – it starts with you.
  • Learn how to bring more happiness into your work and home life.
  • The true “magic bullet” for real success
  • Make your work a game and then win the game.
  • Is your team your biggest headache or your biggest asset?
  • What do your patients really want?
  • Stand up and be the leader everyone wants you to be!

The average dentist, by definition, is either the best of the worst half or the worst of the best half. You deserve better than that! You are invited to take a glimpse through the eyes of a focused “super dentist.” Your eyes will be opened to how really great dentistry can be.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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03.15.17 Practice Efficiency Matt VanderMolen The Most Profitable One Hour in Dentistry
The Most Profitable One Hour in Dentistry

The Most Profitable One Hour in Dentistry

Location: Online

In today’s world, there is a plethora of information available at any time to anyone with access to Google or any of the many search engines on the internet. However, as most people know, the abundant information is often incomplete, inaccurate, or even completely wrong. The information related to the field of dentistry on the internet, in print media, and on television is the same – incomplete, inaccurate, or even completely wrong. You, as a dentist, know this – and your patients and potential patients know this as well. There are millions of people searching for answers to their dental problems and concerns from a resource they can trust. So, if the internet isn’t that trusted resource – what is? It could be, and it should be YOU.

The top 3% of income earners in any profession are speakers. Public speaking in your own community is one of the best public services you can provide for your community – and you will be highly regarded and well compensated for it.

Course Objectives

  • Why should a dentist become a public speaker?
  • What does it take to become a good public speaker?
  • What dental topics does the public want to know about?
  • What are the steps to setting up a successful seminar?
  • When and where should the seminar be?
  • What about advertising?
  • How should the presentation go?
  • ROI – Is the time and money to put on a seminar really worth it?

 

If you are an average dentist, and you want to stay that way – public speaking is not for you. If you are willing to step a little out of your comfort zone and to passionately share with your community all the great things our great profession has to offer – you and your community will all be better for it!

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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11.15.17 Practice Efficiency Matt VanderMolen The Game of Dentistry: Winning Big with a Whiteboard
The Game of Dentistry: Winning Big with a Whiteboard

The Game of Dentistry: Winning Big with a Whiteboard

Location: Online

In 2017, the dental world is full of excitement with all things related to
technology. There are meetings and whole multi-day events dedicated to dental
technology and promoting it’s use in the general practice. The main story on the
front cover of the September2017 issue of Dental Economics is “Evolution of
dental tech (don’t get left behind)”.
The technology available in dentistry is awesome – and so are the price tags!
Careful consideration of all the new technologies for incorporation into a general
practitioner’s office is definitely warranted. However, the latest figures from the
American Dental Association from 2015 show the average income for a general
dentist is $179,960. Before spending tens of thousands of dollars for technology,
it makes sense to boost the income of your practice first. This webinar will show
you how to do just that. Invest only tens of dollars in a low- tech whiteboard to
substantially boost the income of your practice!

Course Objectives

Discover how a simple whiteboard can be used as a powerful tool to:

  • Communicate your vision to your team.
  • Keep score and make work a game.
  • Efficiently control the clinical flow of your day.
  • Be a constant reminder of what a great purchase decision you made!
Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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