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by Dr. Avi Patel

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You don't know what you don't know...

Hey Friends, You know how they say you won't know about something unless you try it? I experienced that moment last month when I decided to make a major shift in the business. So traditionally the only way I was reaching dentists was online. I was making youtube videos and instagram reels and writing this newsletter to try and provide free education around aligners. This is something nobody else is doing and at the time I wanted to be the one to do it because I wish something like this...

4 days ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, The concept of dental student loan repayment is pretty nuts. You took out around $500k in loans just to learn how to do basic procedures. You come out and know little to nothing Then you have to essentially invest in more education to be able to level up. If you didn't know you needed to do that... now you know lol I say this because I wish I knew that earlier in my career. The first dentist I worked for actually told me CE was a waste of money... (he was wrong - kind of) I think...

24 days ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, The question posed in the subject may seem redundant to you but focus and "things to focus on" is an interesting concept. Some people think they need to be doing multiple things at once to be productive. Others think they just need to focus on one thing at a time and chip away. I don't know if there is a right answer but lately I have been doing a combo of both. It's helped me make INSANE strides in MEANINGFUL projects that I am working on right now. In the last 2 weeks I have...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Hey Doc, I'll keep this week's newsletter short. A lot of people have been asking me to bring back one of my original programs because they said they wanted a starter program where they could still gain confidence with aligners but at a more approachable price point... I fought it for the longest time because I thought everyone wanted ALL of the value and support that comes with Aligner Launchpad (hence the investment amount) But I realized this was ME thinking about ME. And you are not me....

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, I have been losing sleep lately not only because of our newborn Naira... Because I have been trying to find ways to better support you and bring value to you. Almost every dentist says that they have patients that tell them "aligners are too expensive" or "I need to think about it..." So I thought let me just share a video that will walk you through how to overcome that objection... WATCH VIDEO NOW (By the way I pulled this video from the modules that docs get in Aligner...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Friends, Today marks the day where Naira turned 1 month! This has been the fastest and longest month ever HAHA Fatherhood has been an adventure so far and I would be lying if I said it was easy. I think I was prepared for more tasks and responsibility - that is not the hard part. The hard part for me has been this process of learning how to be patient and not get frustrated with Naira. I feel so connected to her but at the same time I don't I can feel her energy when she is frustrated,...

2 months ago • 5 min read

Hey Friends, I wanted to use this week's newsletter to address a common problem that many docs bring up to me. I was on a call last week with a doctor in our aligner training program and he said that he feels like he doesn't have the patients for aligners because they say it is too expensive. Let's break this down so that you can walk away with a new mindset on how to handle this objection. So people buy things they value... this is why it is super important to have the RIGHT conversations in...

2 months ago • 4 min read

Hey Friends, Week 2 of fatherhood has been pretty good overall! The biggest thing I am finding myself slipping up on is thinking about work or "the next phase" instead of fully immersing myself in this one. I feel like part of that is because I had a few open loops for work like content review and a brand deal that I am working on... These were supposed to be done by the end of February so that I could lock in on navigating fatherhood and supporting Neha starting March 6 (Naira's original due...

3 months ago • 4 min read

Hey Friends, Sorry I missed last week’s newsletter - Neha and I were in the hospital welcoming our baby girl Naira into the world! Neha and Naira are both healthy and we officially hit the 1 week mark as parents! We did not know the gender until she was born and we’re so glad we waited because it made the day even more special. I highly recommend trying to wait if you ever have a kid - it’s one of the biggest tests of will power and honestly isn’t that bad just because of all the other...

3 months ago • 4 min read

Hey Friends, I got to speak with some aligner legends over the last 2 weeks - docs who collectively have done THOUSANDS of cases... and when I asked them what their message would be to dentists who have not dived into aligners yet they all said the same thing... "What are you waiting for?!" These conversations were really fun to have because I got to pick their brains about how they educate their docs but we got to go deeper. I got to hear their stories and journeys about how they got into...

3 months ago • 5 min read
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