TRBO Season #001 Episode #006:Interview with Deepa Vakil

Welcome to this episode of Two Reds are Better than One. Chris Barrow and Ashley Latter interview Deepa Vakil, Principal Dentist at Dental at Media City UK.

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In This Episode:

  • 02:01 – Hello Deepa!
  • 08:56 – Day 1 of a new practice
  • 11:25 – Looking back over the past three years
  • 13:28 – Concrete Advice for building rapport
  • 14:46 – How to ask for referrals
  • 17:14 – Secrets to success
  • 19:00 – Where do you find prospective staff?
  • 20:58 – Couples in business
  • 23:13 – What does the week look like?
  • 24:50 – Why do you work so hard?
  • 27:25 – More about referrals
  • 28:11 – Why refer to Dental at Media City?
  • 31:03 – What’s your demographic?
  • 32:50 – Approach to business hours?
  • 34:12 – How do you keep your staff happy?
  • 35:07 – Imagine six years from now
  • 37:21 – What advice would you give a young dentist?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.