Airway-Driven Dentistry

All-Star Dental Academy Lead Mastery Coach Eric Vickery is joined by long-time All-Star client Dr. Troy Walton and they discuss the benefits and challenges with offering airway-driven dentistry.

They discussed:

  • What is airway-driven dentistry?
  • The impact a poor or compromised airway has on patients
  • How airway-driven dentistry relates to general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery
  • Implementation in the practice
  • Billing challenges
  • Financial implications
  • How to promote the approach in practices

About Dr. Troy Walton:

Dr. Walton practices in northern Utah. He met his wife, NeCole, at Utah State University, where he began his collegiate education. He continued his education at the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated in 2005. After graduating and working for a year as an associate, he started his practice from scratch in 2006. He discovered All-Star Dental Academy in 2017 and loves using the training program in his practice and his daily life.

Dr. Walton believes in life-long learning and strives to stay abreast in the latest dental advances. He maintains membership in the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Through his continued learning he has taken a special interest in TMD and airway dentistry and has successfully treated hundreds of patients.

About Coach Eric Vickery:

Eric holds a degree in business administration and brings a strong business and systems approach to his consulting. His initiation into the field of dentistry was in the area of office management. He managed dental practices for over ten years and has been consulting over 250 offices nationwide since 2001.

There are two main delivery systems that he utilizes, that of monthly coaching as well as virtual or on-site seminars. Through his coaching, Eric has helped improve offices with his practice monitoring systems. He is an expert on case acceptance, verbal skills and the DISC personality profile. He has a passion for stopping cancellations, handling patient objections and asking patients for referrals/reviews. Further, he has vast expertise in financial arrangements, third party financing and eliminating dependence on insurance.

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