Places with Promise for Practice, 2019. Where to Start-up
Every year about this time we present research on locations that indication some of the best places to put a start-up practice.  This year, we have decided not to be quite so specific in where these places should be.  In stead, we have selected regions, states, and cities that show where the growth...  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
How to turn a boxy, boring, floor plan design, into a work of art
Our Picasso of Dental Floorplans...Doesn’t Do Boxy & Boring!Many dentists have a dream they’ve been holding on to for years, they’ve envisioned their grand opening, their staff, their layout and their patient relationships more times than they can count. This office, their practice, must reflect...  Read More
6 Considerations when Starting a Multi-specialist Dental Practice
One of the most efficient and profitable ways to grow your general practice is to bring on a specialist or multiple specialists. But before you call every periodontist, orthodontist, and pediatric dentist in the phone book, you’ll want to consider the following.Patient careWith every decision a...  Read More
Top 5 Mistakes Made by Practice Startups
Excitement surrounds the establishment of a new practice, and unfortunately, many legal aspects involved in starting a new practice become ignored as ideas build. The list below depicts 5 of the most common mistakes that we see entrepreneurs and start-ups make:1. Failure to establish a clear...  Read More
Timing Your Next Real Estate Transaction - Part 1: Too Early
Every commercial real estate transaction has an ideal timeframe to begin the process. Most healthcare professionals understand that opening a new office or relocating an office doesn’t happen overnight, but the majority of professionals are not aware of the ideal timeframes for each type of...  Read More
Should You Acquire a Dental Practice or Start From Scratch
Owning a dental practice is a goal of most dentists, in fact it’s the American Dream to have ownership of something.  So, how do you get there and what do you need to think about first?  For dentists, the first decision is whether you should begin an acquisition of an existing practice or create a...  Read More
Want to Start A New Dental Practice?
“If It Is Both Terrifying And Amazing, Then You Should Definitely Pursue It!”Does the thought of pursuing your dream paralyze you with fear? Well, that’s pretty dramatic. But, does rationalization and thoroughly thinking things through keep you stagnant? I’m all for thinking...  Read More
Trent Does a Startup, with Dr. Trent McCord
Trent Does a Startup, with Dr. Trent McCord Trent is a regular guy. He grew up in Arkansas, is a huge Razorback fan, and went to undergrad at William Jewell College in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of...  Read More
Benefits of Option #1 – Dentistry’s Startup -vs- Acquisition Final Analysis
Benefits of Option #1 – Dentistry’s Startup -vs- Acquisition Final Analysis Dentists who want ownership in private practice want clear, unbiased analyses.The Truth:The “right path” isdifferent for every doctor.You...  Read More

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