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Posted 4 days ago by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4
2-9 George Hariri - Reverse Engineering the Perfect Practice
In this episode of the Shared Practices Podcast I introduce my new Co-host, George Hariri, to the show. We talk about demographics and how to apply them for the practice purchase. We dive into how to know when demographics for an acquisition are important. How to assess the external growth...Read More
Posted 6 days ago by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
2-8 Dr. Hunter Smith Part 3 - Profit Determines Value
In this episode Dr. Hunter Smith shares his methods of determining the range of values that you should consider for a practice acquisition. He also shares why demographics are just as important for an acquisition as they are for a startup andhow location plays into that. We go through all the...Read More
Posted 8/12/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
2-7 Dr. Hunter Smith - Reading Practice Valuations Like a Book
In this episode Dr. Hunter Smith lays out the fundamentals of understanding what a practice is worth. A broker can send you a practice listing, but how do you know if this is all the information you need and what is the most important? Hunter lays out which documents to ask for, which numbers to...Read More
Posted 8/10/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 11
2-6 How Dr. Hunter Smith Bought 6 Practices in 2 Years
In the first two years out of school, Hunter Smith and his partner have acquired 6 dental practices. In this episode of the Shared Practices Podcast, Hunter joins us to talk about that journey. We cover a lot of ground in this episode including the value of getting great advice, what not to do...Read More
Posted 8/8/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 9
Bonus - Dr. Cory Glenn and Why I Dropped Blue Sky Bio as a Sponsor
A bonus episode with Dr. Cory Glenn about why being a practice owner is worth it even if you're more into clinical dentistry than running a business. I also get a bit personal and share why I had to drop Blue Sky Bio as a sponsor for our podcast (It's not you, BSB, it's me). Sign up for the Blue...Read More
Posted 8/6/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
2-5 Matt Porter - Negotiating an Acquisition without Killing the Goodwill
Are you looking into an acquisition and wondering where to start? When is the best time to meet with a lender? Should you overpay on student loans or set aside cash to build liquidity? In this episode of the Shared Practices Podcast we are chatting with Matt Porter, a dental broker from Arizona,...Read More
Posted 7/31/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
2-2 with Reese Harper - Acquisition Advice from a Financial Planner
Welcome to season 2 of the Shared Practices Podcast! We’re hitting the ground running with financial advisor Reese Harper. Reese has a wealth of information and we really dive deep on the topic of acquisitions. In this episode you’ll hear about finding the right size practice for your...Read More
Posted 7/29/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
2-1 Dialing in Your Systems with Dr. Scott Leune
Welcome to Season 2! In today's episode with Dr. Scott Leune we dive into what it means to implement clinical and business systems in your dental practice. Visitto sign up for Dr. Leune's course in San Antonio or learn about their other services. was the resource Breakaway usesfor...Read More
Posted 7/29/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
1-15 A Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Offer with Jason Wood, Esq.
Please email me atif you're planning on acquiring a practice inthe next 2 years! I want to know where you are in the process,what questions you have and what you've learned already. Lets figure this out together. We're wrapping up Season 1 of our podcast and we've decided to make a change: I've...Read More
Posted 7/27/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 11
1-14 Pay Off Your Student Loans through Practice Ownership with Dr. James Heaton
What's the fastest way to pay off a quarter of a million in student loans? Take out some more debt and buy a practice. That's what Dr. James Heaton of Chandler, Arizona did. In this episode he shared his journey to ownership including partnerships, practice acquisitions and mergers. You'll also...Read More
Posted 7/25/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
1-13 Debt Pay-down vs Liquidity with Reese Harper, CFP
Reese is the founder and CEO of, a registered investment advisory firm with an exclusive focus on dentists and specialists. Since 2003, Reese has devoted his career to helping dentists plan, invest, and retire better. He is a financial planning thought-leader in the dental industry and a popular...Read More
Posted 7/23/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
1-12 Street-Smart Dental CE with Dr. Howard Farran
Listen toDr. Howard Farran share his uncensored opinions on ownership, finding good associateships and how to learn without spending an arm and leg on CE. Howard is the owner and founder of, which features daily interviews with dentists from around the world.Read More
Posted 7/21/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5
1-11 The Ownership Metasode
This is our first "Metasode," a compilation of clips from the best dental podcasts on one topic. In today's Metasode,we cover the topic of Ownership with clips from the Dental Hacks Podcast, Dentistry Uncensored and the Start Your Dental Practice Podcast. Listen to the full episodes: Dental...Read More
Posted 7/19/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
1-10 Where to Practice? 45 Min Outside Any Major Metro with Dr. Tarun Agarwal (T-Bone)
Dr. Tarun Agarwal tells new grads exactly where to practice, how to think like a business owner and lays out his personal plan for financial freedom. Sign up for Dr. Tarun Agarwal's courses: Hear both Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Low at the upcoming Voices of Dentistry summit Jan 27-28 in Nashville,...Read More
Posted 7/17/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
1-9 "Use Your Dang Camera!" with Dr. Tarun Agarwal
In this episode Dr. Tarun Agarwal (aka T-Bone) shares why he believes that his most important piece of digital equipment is a camera and calls out Dr. Low for not taking more pictures. T-Bone shares his favorite CE courses and advice for how to get the most out of associateships. Paul Homoly's...Read More
Posted 7/15/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5
1-8 An Oral Surgeon's Journey with Dr. Russell Kirk
Dr. Russell Kirk shares his journey to ownership as an oral surgeon. He shares the questions he would ask as a potential associate and the lessons he's learned as a business owner. Listen to Dr. Kirk's podcast, theand hear him live at the Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville, TN, January...Read More
Posted 7/13/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
1-7 From 5 Associateships to 8 Practices with Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver
Full show notes at Dr. Van de Vyver graduated from the University of Michigan School, of Dentistry in 2006. After 5 less than desirable positions as an associate, he decided to pursue dentistry from a different direction and purchased his first practice. In this episode we learn from Dr. Van de...Read More
Posted 7/11/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 30
1-6 Stay or Go? Evaluating Associateships with Dr. Chris Salierno
Dr Chris Salierno shares his simple checklist for deciding if an associateship is worth it, his opinions on AEGDs and GPRs and how to structure your associateship relationship. 1-6 Stay or Go? Evaluating Associateships with Dr. Chris Salierno ...Read More
Posted 7/9/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
1-5 Relentless Ownership with Dr. David Maloley
Dr. David Maloley of the Relentless Dentist Podcast shares his journey to practice ownership and insight into how your personality will affect your ability to lead and own. Resources mentioned: by Daniel Pink The byBarry Schwartz byGuy KawasakiRead More
Posted 7/7/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
1-4 Create Your Personal Financial Residency with Dr. Mark Costes
Pocket Casts on Mark Costes' website: with Dr. Mark Costes with Reese Harper, CFP The three books Mark Costes makes dentists read before becoming one of his clients: Extreme Ownership: E-Myth Revisited: The Fred Factor: Here are the other two books Dr. Costes...Read More
Posted 7/5/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
1-3 Practice Owners Make Double with Jason Patrick Wood, Esq
Jason Patrick Wood, Esq. shares exactly how practice owners take home double the net income as an associate while doing the same amount of dentistry. Less than 1% of dental practices fail and lifestyle flexibility is better for owners wanting to start a family. Read More
Posted 7/3/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5
1-2 From New Grad to Owner in 3 Months with Dr. Derek Williams
What does it look like to successfully buy a practice straight out of school? Dr. Derek Williams shares his experience of being a new owner and a new dentist all at the same time. Download thedesigned by George Hariri Download the TheRead More
Posted 7/1/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
1-1 Breakaway Your Dental Career with Dr. Scott Leune
Welcome to the Shared Practices podcast! This podcast is for dentists who want to own their own practice but don't have the business knowledge or a clear pathway to ownership. Today we interview Dr. Scott Leune, founder and CEO of Breakaway Practice about his recommendations for new grads to...Read More
Posted 6/29/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
0 Start Here: Intro and The 8 Season Roadmap with Dr. Alan Mead
This is a prequel to our show, where Dr. Alan Mead of theinterviews me, Dr. Richard Low. We talk about my background, this podcast and our 8 season plan to guide new dentists through practice ownership. If you already heard this episode on the Dental Hacks or you heard my interview with Dr....Read More
Posted 3/4/2016 by saibb in The Passionate Dentist   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 71
041: Dr B Interviews Dr Tarun Agarwal – Respected Speaker, Author and Opinion Leader
041 Dr B Interviews Dr Tarun Agarwal – Respected Speaker, Author, and Opinion Leader Tune in every week for more episodes. Visit Dr. Tarun Agarwal represents the next generation of leadership for the dental...Read More
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