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Investment Grade Practices: A Dentist Podcast
Investment Grade Practices: A Dentist Podcast
Investment Grade PracticesTM are designed to give you the lifestyle you enjoy today, while building an asset for tomorrow. Victoria Peterson, SsD helps dentists build practices that they love today while building value to secure their future.
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Episode 36 – Requested Replay: What is an Investment Grade Practice?
“Being a dental practice owner is one of the most courageous acts of independence to be found in the business world today.” – Dr. Victoria Peterson You deserve a dental practice that gives you a life you love today, and builds value to support your future. But, wait, you say. It’s not that easy. I...  Read More
Episode 35 - Inside an Investment Grade Practice with Dr. Nathan Kupperman
“I’m always looking for cutting-edge material. I want to be constantly reinspired and re-engaged.” ~Dr. Nathan Kupperman If dentists were cars, Dr. Nate Kupperman would be a Ferrari.  I am beyond excited to share today’s interview with you. I talk to a lot of doctors, and it is a special treat to...  Read More
Episode 34 - Successful Investments Strategies for Dentists with Matt Mulcock, CFP
“The level of distraction will ebb and flow, but it’s always there. That’s what we need to get a handle on.” ~Matt Mulcock, CFP Does the drama of the stock market suck you in? Are your emotions jerked around like a yo-yo every time you turn on the news? The distraction is always there, but I’m...  Read More
Episode 33 - An Account of Your Business with Chris Sands
“Accounting doesn’t matter…until it matters.” -Chris Sands So when does accounting matter?  The simple answer is when there’s a significant exchange of money.  It matters if you grew you and made money and have a big tax bill. If you’re buying anything or applying for a loan, accounting matters....  Read More
Episode 32 - Finding Your Next Dental Practice Owner with Dr. David Rice
“The opportunity to bring in an associate who is on a pathway to ownership is huge.” ~Dr. David Rice It’s a conundrum.  Experienced practice owners need young dentists who want to be on the path to ownership. Young doctors are seeking great practices where they can grow into ownership. But it can...  Read More
Episode 31 - Your Dental Business Transition Plan with Kyle Francis
“When you’re planning the right way of doing a transition, you should know your options sooner rather than later. ” ~Kyle Francis You want to make good decisions. The right decisions. For you.  It’s no secret that consolidation has been happening in the dental industry. And as all smart business...  Read More
Episode 30 – Attracting a World-Class Team (Part 2)
“My office manager is my right hand, she is someone I can 100% rely on to understand the vision of the practice and drive to that.” ~Dr. Clint Euse Hire the people who believe in you.  That might sound daunting, especially right now when there’s a shortage of employees in the dental industry. But...  Read More
Episode 29 – Life First, Dental Practice Second (Part 1)
“It was very intentional: whatever we were going to do, it was going to fit around our lifestyle and family.” ~Dr. Clint Euse You can’t create the freedom and autonomy you want by working for someone else. Which is probably why you own your own dental practice. But life doesn’t always look like...  Read More
Episode 28 - Requested Replay: What Makes a Valuable Dental Practice with Vincent Cardillo
“The value of your practice goes beyond you…you’re creating something that will be valuable in the future.”   Your focus as an independent dental practice owner is creating value in your practice; you should be building a practice that other people want to buy. But do you know what actually makes...  Read More
Episode 27 - Wealth Strategies for the Investment Grade Dental Practice with Erin Scannell, CFP
“Do you know what the difference is between the noise in the marketplace and what the impact is on your business?” ~Dr. Victoria Peterson It’s scary out there. We’ve seen massive ups and downs in our world the past few years. COVID. The personal financial impact of shutting down our offices for 3...  Read More
Episode 26 - Deeper Dive: Looking to Your Dental Practice Future
“Where you set your mind and your focus is where you will end up.” ~Dr. Victoria Peterson Think about this: what is your 10-year goal? I often invite business owners to talk about their 10-year goal. It seems easy so you might be surprised to learn how many owners balk at doing that.  I get it....  Read More
Episode 25 - Dental Partnerships that Support Your Lifestyle with Dr. Clint Euse
“It was never about a number, it was about lifestyle.” ~Dr. Clint Euse When he was a new dentist and saw an ad that said he could make $1000 an hour, work 3 days a week, and take a month of vacation each year, Dr. Clint Euse thought that was crazy…impossible. Now, ten years down the road, he’s not...  Read More
Episode 24 – Deeper Dive: Optimizing Your Dental Practice
“That sense that you’ve plateaued but know that there is more…that’s what tells so many of us our practices aren’t optimized.” ~Dr. Victoria Peterson My most recent guest Dr. Nikki Green knew her practice wasn’t optimized because of her feeling that there was more she could accomplish in her...  Read More
Episode 23 – Understanding the Value of Your Dental Practice with Dr. Nikki Green
“I was growing, but if I hadn’t realized that I wasn’t optimizing my EBIDA, then wouldn’t have gotten the value out of my practice that I did.” ~Dr. Nikki Green Having an Investment Grade Practice gives you choices. This is something my guest today, Dr. Nikki Green, knows well. Dr. Green is a...  Read More
Episode 22 - Deeper Dive: How Independent Dentists Can Stand Out in a DSO Market
“There’s plenty of room for your particular dream to have value in the marketplace.” ~Dr. Victoria Peterson No one likes competition, especially from big business. In fact, it’s probably something you’ve worried about more than once as a dental business owner. But I think we often let ourselves...  Read More
Episode 21 - Don’t Fear the DSO with Dr. David Porritt
“There are good DSOs and less good DSOs but there’s no need to fear them.” ~Dr. David Porritt There’s good reason to not fear the DSO. You have to understand that in every industry that is fractured, consolidation is a natural occurrence. It may seem that DSOs are taking over the market, and if...  Read More
Episode 20 – Deeper Dive: Staying True to Your Dental Business Goals
“Successful entrepreneurs stay very clear on their goals and they are determined to live in that way.” ~Victoria Peterson Dental practice owners who build Investment Grade PracticesTM ask themselves something every day: What do I want? I know it sounds simple, but I want you to write it down and...  Read More
Episode 19: Opportunities in Dentistry with Dr. Bruce B. Baird
“No matter what age you’re at, begin with the end in mind.” ~Dr. Bruce B. Baird I saw a brokerage ad the other week that made me cringe. It was advertising a dental practice for sale and read: “Don’t pay attention to last year’s revenues, they were down because the dentist chose to have a little...  Read More
Episode 18: Burnout and Self-care in Dentistry with Dr. Jessica Metcalf
“We always tell our patients to not to wait until they’re symptomatic. How then as dentists do we let ourselves become symptomatic before we take care of ourselves?” ~Dr. Jessica Metcalf So many doctors forget about the “I” in “investment”. But taking care of yourself is absolutely essential to...  Read More
Episode 17 -  Deeper Dive: Demystifying Dental Contracts
“If you don’t understand a contract when you sign it, chances are it won’t be a useful document when you need it.” Crazy things will happen to you in your journey as a dental practice owner. Your team will sue you, patients will be upset, and associate relationships will break down. It’s just a...  Read More
Episode 16 -  Dental Contract Law with David Cohen (Part 2)
“This may shock some people, but the best partnerships are when you sign the contract and never pick it up again.” - David Cohen Today, I’m continuing my conversation with David Cohen about Dental Contract Law. We dive into partnership contracts and how to successfully negotiate the ins and...  Read More
Episode 15 -  Dental Contract Law with David Cohen (Part 1)
“In my opinion, there are 3 phases of a contract: how you get into it, how you operate through it, and how you get out. The goal is for the business owner to set things up so there are no surprises later on.” - David Cohen In any Investment Grade Practice, there are 3 levels: Investing in...  Read More
Episode 14 - Deeper Dive: Simplifying Dental HR
“HR is unpredictable. You can get away with something today that comes around and bites you in the ass tomorrow.” I get fired up about HR. I had so much fun digging into this topic with Ali Oromchian in the episode before this one. When I think about managing employees nothing can get my blood...  Read More
Episode 13 - Employment Law & Dentistry with Ali Oromchian
“Getting accustomed to reading and learning as things happen and not ignoring the rule changes is very important. If you’re too busy, then rely on professionals to help you.” ~Ali Oromchian One of the biggest topics doctors struggle with as business owners is the topic of legality and liability....  Read More
Special Crossover Episode - Preventing Burnout in Dentistry
“I think its just knowing that so many people have already experienced the same things and that there are already solutions to the problems I faced and I don't have to figure it out on my own." ~Dr. Joe Blalock I recently had the honor to sit down in person with Dr. Joe Blalock, host of the Life...  Read More
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