The Shared Practices Podcast
The Shared Practices Podcast
A bootcamp in small business ownership giving the new dentist or dental student a roadmap to successful practice ownership. We interview the best dentists and experts in the field. Season 1: Is Ownership for You? Season 2: Acquisitions and Systems.
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Show Notes Welcome to another episode of the Shared Practices Podcast! We invited dental consultant Marie Chatterley onto the show to talk with us about all things insurance. “Who wants to listen to people talking about insurance?” we can hear you thinking, but trust us - you...  Read More
Show Notes Kiera Dent is a dental consultant and she joins us on today’s episode of the Shared Practices Podcast. We talk a little about her journey into dentistry, but quickly jump into some practical advice for owners and soon-to-be owners. In this conversation we touch on how to find an...  Read More
Welcome to another episode of the Shared Practices Podcast! We’ve got a return guest in Matt Porter, and we’re glad we asked him back. Matt dives deep into practice valuations from the perspective of a broker, and describes his unique valuation method. He shares with us how to assign...  Read More
Dr. Tuan Pham is the owner of a successful FFS practice owner in Austin, TX as well as the founder of . Tuan graduated from dental school in 2005 and after a few years as an associate in a practice, it was sold out from under him and he found himself without a job. Tuan shares why losing his job...  Read More
In episode 1-2 Richard interviewed Dr. Derek Williams after two weeks of practice ownership as a brand new graduate. Since that episode Derek has more than doubled revenue and profitability of the office. George interviews Derek about all the factors that led to his practice growth. Derek...  Read More
Dr. Cameron Stroyan (aka “DJ Destroyan”) graduated with Dr. Low from Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ and then went to work in a practice near Seattle. After listening to this podcast, Cameron decided to become a partner now rather than waiting a couple of years. Despite hiring...  Read More
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
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 and how location plays into that. We go through all the...  Read More
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
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
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
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
You know you need systems in your practice to be more profitable and predictable, but how do you start putting them into place? In today’s show of the Shared Practices Podcast we have Dr. Mark Costes, and he walks us through the basics of systemization. We discuss which parts of your...  Read More
When do most people move into practice ownership? After 5 years? After 1 year? Well, the two guys on our show today bought their first practice when they were in their D3 year! Their story is an incredible journey of the value of hard work, utilizing mentors, and building relationships that you...  Read More
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
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. Visit to sign up for Dr. Leune's course in San Antonio or learn about their other services. was the resource Breakaway uses for...  Read More
Please email me at if you're planning on acquiring a practice in the 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:...  Read More
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
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
Listen to Dr. 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
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 Hacks...  Read More
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, TN ...  Read More
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
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, the and hear him live at the Voices of Dentistry Summit in Nashville, TN, January...  Read More
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
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