The Dental Amigos
The Dental Amigos
The Dental Amigos serve as a resource for dentists and those who like, love or spend time with dentists, and to bring the dental world together for the RIGHT reasons - fun, friendship and (practical) learning inside and outside of the operatory.
Rob Montgomery

Episode 22 - War Stories from the DSO Front with Justin Weaver, Esquire
The Dental Amigos host their amigo Justin Weaver, Esquire, a seasoned attorney in Rob’s firm who has represented dentists in literally hundreds of dental practice sales and acquisitions, including representing DSOs and clients selling to DSOs. In this episode, Justin, Rob and Paul have a...  Read More
Episode 21 - Dental Marketing with the Wonderist Agency (Laura Maly and Michael Anderson)
The Dental Amigos host the dynamic duo of Laura Maly and Michael Anderson who are the joint force behind the Wonderist Agency, a full-service, cutting-edge marketing agency for dentists. Laura and Michael chat about trends in dental marketing and emphasize the importance of embracing modern...  Read More
Episode 20 - The Dental Amigos on Associate Evaluations
In this episode, Paul and Rob chat about the importance of formal performance evaluations for associate dentists and non-clinical staff. Performance evaluations can be a helpful way to foster professional development, as well as a way to ensure retention of key personnel in a dental...  Read More
Episode 19 - Jonathan VanHorn, CPA - Buy a House or Dental Practice First?
The Dental Amigos host Jonathan VanHorn, CPA, a dental industry-focused certified public accountant and the founder of DentistMetrics who focuses his practice on representing dentists, especially new practice owners. Jonathan is also is the host of the very popular podcast, “Start Your Dental...  Read More
Episode 18 - The Dental Amigos on Case Acceptance Challenges in Practice Transitions
In this episode, Paul and Rob chat about case acceptance issues and challenges in dental practice transitions and dig into the nacho plate of how to help new owners communicate with patients after taking over an existing practice. Paul fields Rob’s questions about Paul’s three dental practice...  Read More
Episode 17- David Harris on Employee Theft and Fraud in Dental Offices
The Dental Amigos were happy to host David Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, the world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against dentists. In addition to being a good guy, David is a licensed private investigator, a CPA who is “dual certified” in fraud...  Read More
Episode 16 - The Dental Amigos Talk Multi-Practice Ownership
In this episode, Paul and Rob discuss WHY Paul decided to purchase a second, third and fourth dental practice. Paul talks about the challenges of having additional office locations and the need to be able to make multiple decisions a day and to solve problems in another “dentisting” location. Rob...  Read More
Episode 15 - Lisa Mergens on Dentist Leadership and Office Culture
The Dental Amigos were happy to host their first amiga, Lisa Mergens of Ascendant Dental Development.Paul and Rob discussed with Lisa Mergens her three-prong approach to training dental offices: communication, dentist leadership and office culture. As we all know, dental school does nothing to...  Read More
Episode 14- Dr. Richard Low on Military AEGDs and “Is this normal?”
The Dental Amigos had an awesome discussion with Dr. Richard Low on a variety of topics that affect new dentists. Dr. Richard Low is a 2015 graduate from Midwestern University Dental School in Glendale, Arizona who completed an AEGD residency with the US Army and is the co-host of the very popular...  Read More
Episode 13- Dr. James Roman on Financing Dental Implant Cases
The Dental Amigos were excited to host Dr. James Roman, founder of iVelocity Marketing and business consultant to dentists and healthcare facilities. In this episode, Paul and Rob chat with James about the value of real world business mentorship, as well as the shift in patient perception of dental...  Read More
Episode 12 - Gary Takacs on The Profitability Crisis in Dentistry
The Dental Amigos were excited to host Gary Takacs, who is the founder and CEO of The Thriving Dentist Show podcast, dental practice owner and consultant who helps dentists develop their ideal practice. In this episode, Paul and Rob chat with Gary about how he got his unconventional start in the...  Read More
Episode 11 – Tips on Tracking Associate Compensation
In this episode, Dr. Paul Goodman and Robert Montgomery, Esquire discuss what associates and owners should be doing to track associate production, collections and adjustments, with an emphasis on the importance of daily diligence The Dental Amigos have shared an example of an associate tracker for...  Read More
Episode 10 - New Dentist Boost Camp Debrief
In this episode, Dr. Paul Goodman and Robert Montgomery, Esquire review the first New Dentist BOOST Camp that just happened in Philadelphia on August 2-4, 2018. Dr. Nacho from Dental Nachos collaborated with Dr. Greg Charles from Dental Clinical Pearls to train twenty young dentists for three days....  Read More
Episode 9 - Dr. Mark Costes on What it's Like to Own Multiple Practices (and More)
In this episode, Dr. Paul Goodman and Robert Montgomery, Esquire chat with Dr. Mark Costes about his start in business: from food truck owner and operator to successful multiple dental practice owner. Dr. Costes also talks about what advice he would give to a third-year dental student hoping to...  Read More
Episode 8 - Reese Harper on Financial Planning (and more) for Dentists
The Dental Amigos were excited to host Reese Harper, who is the founder of and CEO of , a registered investment advisory firm that focuses exclusively on dentists and specialists. In this episode, Paul and Rob chat with Reese about the importance of occupational-specific consulting and the unique...  Read More
Episode 7- Top 5 Things to Look Out for with Buy-ins
In this episode, Paul and Rob chat about dental practice buy-ins, including their “Top 5 Things to look out for with Buy-ins.” This show contains a lot of useful information for anyone who is considering selling their interest in a practice, as well as those looking to buy-in: issues of control,...  Read More
Episode 6- Defining Success in Dentistry with Stephen Trutter
The Dental Amigos are excited to host their amigo Stephen Trutter, who is a partner in Ideal Practices which is a highly-regarded consulting firm that works exclusively with start-up dentists. Over the course of his career, Stephen has helped over 500 dentists start up practices. In this episode,...  Read More
Episode 5 - Insurance Participation Planning with Guest Amigo John S. Cataldo, CPA
The Dental Amigos are excited to host another Philly amigo, John S. Cataldo, CPA. In this episode, Paul and Rob chat with John about analyzing and planning when it comes to deciding whether to participate (or continue to participate) with insurance plans and best practices for transitioning away...  Read More
Episode 4 - Dental Office Real Estate with Special Guest Brian Madden
The Dental Amigos are excited to host their Philly amigo, Brian Madden. Brian is a commercial real estate agent with Carr Healthcare Realty which is a commercial real estate firm that provides tenant and buyer representation services for their dental clients around the country. In this episode,...  Read More
Episode3a - Associate Agreements - What To Know And Think About And When (Part 2)
In the second part of this episode, Paul and Rob continue their discussion about associate agreements both from an employer’s perspective and an associate’s perspective- how to find a good associate and things to look for when hiring an associate and when evaluating a job opportunity. They also...  Read More
Episode 3- Associate Agreements- What to Know and Think About and When (Part 1)
In the first part of this episode, Paul and Rob talk about associate agreements both from an employer’s perspective and an associate’s perspective- what to look out for when deciding whether to bring on an associate and what to look out for when deciding whether to accept an associate position....  Read More
Episode 2 - Dental Start-ups and more with Special Guest Jayme Amos
The Dental Amigos are excited to host their very first guest, Jayme Amos, the founder of Ideal Practices which is a highly-regarded consulting firm that works exclusively with start-up dentists. In this episode, Rob and Paul turn the tables and talk about Jayme: his business, his approach to...  Read More
Episode 1a - Meet the Dental Amigos (continued)
This is the second part of The Dental Amigos first podcast. In the conclusion to this episode Rob and Paul chat about what to look for when interviewing/hiring a practice broker (including the ramifications of hiring a bad one), the farce that is “Dual Representation” (including the pitfalls to...  Read More
Episode 1 - Meet The Dental Amigos
The Dental Amigos are excited to be releasing our first podcast! In this episode Rob and Paul chat globally about practice transitions, start-ups (including everybody’s favorite topic- start-up v. acquisition), practice buy-ins, as well as Paul and Rob’s insights on the dental broker world. This is...  Read More

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