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LeanBlog Video Podcast #5 – Dr. Sami Bahri, D.D.S.

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This is an interview with Dr. Sami Bahri, D.D.S., a dentist from Jacksonville, Florida. He is a pioneer in using Lean methods in the management of his dental practice. The book documents his learning journey for himself and his office staff as they learned how to apply Lean in a very non-traditional setting.

His book, Follow the Learner, is available from the Lean Enterprise Institute. You can also watch an archived webinar that he presented (archive here), along with some text Q&A follow ups that were recently posted.

There is also an audio podcast version of this discussion available as episode #69 at www.leanpodcast.org. For audio podcast episodes, please visit www.leanpodcast.org. For video podcasts, visit www.leanvideopodcast.org.

You can also go to YouTube to watch (the full series can be found there.)

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If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

For audio podcast episodes, please visit  www.leanpodcast.org. For video podcasts, visit  www.leanvideopodcast.org or visit my  YouTube Channel. You can also subscribe to either podcast series through Apple iTunes –  Audio orVideo.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is an anthology titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

4 Comments
  1. […] #9 is a new video discussion with Dr. Bahri, the “World’s First Lean Dentist” (see also Video Podcast #5). Today we talk about lessons he has learned from touring factories and why focusing on single piece […]

  2. […] Then, beyond the hospital, primary care providers and areas will say “We’re different….”   Dr. Sami Bahri, “The World’s First Lean Dentist” is different from a hospital. But he’s managed to make […]

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