Dr. John Muse, Georgia Oral Surgery (“Dental Business Radio,” Episode 6)
On this edition of “Dental Business Radio,” Dr. John Muse joins host Patrick O’Rourke to discuss his practice, Georgia Oral Surgery, why it’s important to understand different patient types, improving carrier reimbursement, and much more. He also shares his near death experience which completely changed his priorities. “Dental Business Radio” is underwritten and presented by Practice Quotient: PPO Negotiations & Analysis and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
Georgia Oral Surgery
Georgia Oral Surgery practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from biopsies to wisdom tooth removal. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. For more information, visit their website.
Dr. John Muse, DDS
Dr. John Muse is a native Atlantan. He attended Druid Hills High School and received a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Wake Forest University, where he graduated with academic honors and was also a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate. Dr. Muse received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry, also with honors, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Muse joined the United States Army and completed a one-year general dentistry practice residency at Fort Riley, Kansas. He then served as a General Dental Officer for five years in Germany and in the United States. Dr. Muse then completed his surgical residency training at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.
After completing his residency program, Dr. Muse was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, one of the largest military installations in the world, where he served as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Darmall Army Hospital. He also served as Chief of Oral Surgery for the Two-Year General Practice Residency Program. While on active duty, Dr. Muse received numerous awards and honors, to include two Meritorious Service Medals. Dr. Muse left the Army in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel, returned home to Atlanta, and bought Dr. Perry Brickman’s practice in June of 2000. Dr. Muse has a special interest in dental implant surgery and he has spoken both nationally and internationally on this subject.
Dr. Muse is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Muse is a member of numerous professional organizations including:
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Dental Association
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- The Academy of Osseointegration
Dr. Muse maintains his certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Connect with Dr. Muse on LinkedIn.
Patrick O’Rourke, Host of Dental Business Radio
Patrick O’Rourke began his career in operations management at a dental & vision insurance company in Florida, which after several acquisitions and mergers, is now MetLife. He spent five years at Humana in Atlanta selling in the large group segment (100+ employees). In addition to several awards throughout his career, he has earned many professional certifications.
Understanding the nuances involved with all aspects of risk management helped business partners rely on his expertise to guide client recommendations. He is an insurance insider that has built dental networks, worked in operations management, designed dental plans, and opened markets.
In 2013, he founded Practice Quotient, which specializes in dental insurance PPO network contract analytics and reimbursement guidance, representing the dental provider.
As a national public speaker, Patrick educates doctors on how dental managed care participation impacts more than 50% of practice revenue, the importance of diligent contract management, and how to develop criteria specific to a patient acquisition strategy for choosing the best carrier business partners.
Questions/Topics Discussed on the Show Include:
- John’s background and an overview of Georgia Oral Surgery
- The economics of an oral surgery practice
- Understanding the different types of patients and how they affect a practice
- Improving reimbursement from dental insurance carriers.
- John’s near death experience which led to a reordering of his priorities
- Patrick and John give a shout-out to Hank Holderfield of the Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
About Dental Business Radio
“Dental Business Radio” covers the business side of dentistry. Host Patrick O’Rourke and his guests cover industry trends, insights, success stories, and more in this wide-ranging show. The show’s guests will include successful doctors across the spectrum of dental practice providers, as well as trusted advisors and noted industry participants. “Dental Business Radio” is underwritten and presented by Practice Quotient and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
“Dental Business Radio” is sponsored by Practice Quotient. Practice Quotient, Inc. serves as a bridge between the payor and provider communities. Their clients include general dentist and dental specialty practices across the nation of all sizes, from completely fee-for-service-only to active network participation with every dental plan possible. They work with independent practices, emerging multi-practice entities, and various large ownership entities in the dental space. Their PPO negotiations and analysis projects evaluate the merits of the various in-network participation contract options specific to your Practice’s patient acquisition strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.