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Perfect Cities in Which to Live: A Critique in Methodology
There are lots of lists that are coming out right now regarding where you should consider living, moving an office, or setting up practice.  This is a critique of the methodologies used in the creation of these lists. Specifically, this one deals with the U.S. News and World Report list on the best...  Read More
Socialism and Dental Site Selection
I admit that this might be an unpopular topic amount some.  In fact, there are folks who are going to HATE what I have to say.  That doesn't make it any less true: There are some locations around the U.S. that are friendlier to start-up practices and small businesses than others.  In some places...  Read More
How the Trump Tax Cuts and SALT Changes Are Influencing Practice Locations
We have noticed an interesting relationship to the Trump Tax Cuts and the reduction in the Tax Deductions of State and Local Taxes (SALT) on practice locations throughout the United States.  You don't have to be trying to start-up a practice for this to matter!  Read More
Video, Start-up and Market Segmentation (Psychographics Update
We do a weekly webinar and discussion on site selection and marketing.  This was a recent effort on segmentation and start-ups.  It is meant to be fun and informative.  Read More
Where Did Everyone Go? - The New Migration of Dental Patients
Parts of the country are growing rapidly.  In others, it seems like the population is rushing for the exits.  This episode discusses these trends and their causes.  It might be a good idea when you are determining where you want to practice to have a good idea of where people are headed and why.  Read More
How Far is Too Far, Part III. Where the Commutes are Longest and Shortest
While we cannot tell you every place in the U.S. where the commute times for dentists are growing and shrinking, this session CAN share with you how to determine the aspects of a site that are getting longer and shorter.In Part 3, we are going to discuss the places with the longest commutes and...  Read More
How Far is Too Far, Part II of the Dental Commute
This lecture is on the factors that are influencing how long it takes to get to your office.  We will also discuss the things you should know in deciding what will make a reasonable dental commute.  Part III will be on the locations that are showing a longer commute (and a shorter commute) to get...  Read More
Buying an Existing Dental Practice versus Starting from Scratch
Buying an Existing Dental Practice Versus Starting from ScratchIf only the decision to  you want to engage in, the literal million-dollar question is whether to buy an existing practice or start from scratch. Both options have their pros and cons specific to your financial and personal situation....  Read More
Bribes and Promises: City and State Inducements to Move to their Area
Bribes and Promises: Choosing a City to Start a PracticeHello, this is Scott McDonald and Welcome to the Perfect Place to Put a Practice Podcast.A bright young dentist who seems to have been doing his homework called to ask about a “deal” that he had heard about Tulsa, OK.  There are stories out...  Read More
Practicing in Pennsylvania
As part of our series on which states to consider for practice, we offer this video.  Don't forget to like us on Facebook.  We are starting up our Twitter account at @drdemographics whenever we have a new state we are considering.  As an aside, I think my staff is having fun putting the worst...  Read More
Practicing in Florida Video
Looking for a state with everything? FLORIDA! And check out our new research product: the Site Viability Report that will be available for Christmas!  Read More
Practicing in Florida
We have gone back to our features on specific states that have either good potential for growth or are developing well.  I think Florida has got something for lots of situations.  This episode gets specific about where they are.  Check out the whole series as we build it at .Practicing in Florida  Read More
Practicing in Colorado and North Carolina
As part of our ongoing series that explores the places to look (and avoid) in several states, we offer this episode on Colorado and North Carolina.  Both sites have potential when it comes to practice purchase and start-ups (de novo) areas.  But there are some notes of caution as well. Practicing...  Read More
The Winter Tour of Promising Places
Rather than watch another re-run of "It's a Wonderful Life," why not take a drive to a place that has potential for a start-up or practice purchase?  Hey, you might even find a place to expand your current practice.  I have organized ten tours you may want to consider.  You can see them this week...  Read More
New Consultation System
I am trying to raise the bar on site selection for dental offices locations.  The thing is, we are finding that video conferencing is working SO MUCH BETTER because we can show maps and data.  I was reluctant for years because of complaints by doctors that they didn't have the technology.  Well,...  Read More
Changes in our Telephone Consultation and Video Consultation
I am changing the way we do telephone consultations (going to a video conference format) for lots a good reasons. And, of course, I am talking about our free book for dental practice site selection. Improved Consultation  Read More
Study in Contrasts: Idaho v. New Jersey, Nevada v. Connecticut
When it comes to the consideration of where to put a practice, it is wise to consider the trends but it is also worth considering the reasons for the trends.  This session deals with WHY some places are growing (and developing) making them a better place to practice and why some are NOT.  I have...  Read More
Definitive Video on Competition: Is There Room for One More?
Competition 5I have made a study of the issue of competition ratios, the impact of demographics on these figures, and the way to determine whether there is "Room for One More."  I have tried to present in a short audio what issues are at stake.  Yes, I know production values are not great here but...  Read More
Market Differentiation v. Market Segmentation for Dentists
I am providing both the video versions of this podcast. Our weekly podcast is free to Dental Townies and we want to do all we can to make you successful. The audio version is different but really helpful as well. Differentiation v. Segmentation AudioDifferentiation v. Segmentation  Read More
Age of Patient-Base and How It Influences Your Practice
Everyone considers the fate of your practice will rest upon competition ratios.  They may believe that Median Household Income is all important.  Nope.  The single biggest factor regarding demographic character is Age.Name Your Practice  Read More
Naming Your Practice
Here are the 8 basic (and fundamental) rules to naming your practice correctly (and wisely)Name Your Practice  Read More
Great American Migration for Dentists
There is a huge migration going on in the U.S. that dentists, students, and associates should know about.Dental Commute  Read More
Dental Commutes
How far is "too far" for you to consider a practice from your home or from your current office?Dental Commute  Read More
Affordable Housing and Practice Site Potential - Correlation
When attempting to find the best place(s) to practice, there are several demographic features to consider.  One of the most important that we are noting is the middle-class housing affordability index.  Rather than simply consider how much homes are selling for or the median household income in an...  Read More
What Trumps Demographics
Now, let's get real.  I provide demographic data for dental practices as do several other vendors.  But it might be time to share a little naked truth: demographics can be VERY helpful to mitigate risk but it will not predict success.  You are going to need more than just a good competition ratio....  Read More
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